Like Whizz Kid Entertainment Limited

closed 4/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Whizz Kid Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One has acquired a majority stake in British non-scripted specialist Whizz Kid Entertainment. Whizz Kid Entertainment produces award-winning programmes across a wide-range of genres including entertainment, factual entertainment, events and music.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: Whizz Kid Entertainment Limited
UK-based Whizz Kid Entertainment produces award-winning programmes across a wide-range of genres including entertainment, factual entertainment, events and music. Founded in 2006, Whizz Kid’s other formats include Let’s Dance for BBC One and the Life On Screen specials for BBC Two.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired Osmosis Films

synopsis: Brooklyn-based Osmosis is a full-service creative strategy and production studio that specializes in film, animation and interactive media. In announcing the acquisition, Ruder Finn said adding the studio’s capabilities elevates the agency’s standing as a global video communications firm.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn is one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies with headquarters in the US and China. It is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: Osmosis Films
Osmosis excels at discovering, developing, and communicating narratives to the audiences businesses need to reach. Osmosis helps establish brands, grow business, communicate values, and share ideas that will change the world.
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announced 7/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

RTL Studios, will acquire 99pro media

synopsis: RTL Studios, a German TV production company, will acquire 99pro media, an independent TV production company in Germany. 99pro media specializes in producing docusoaps and documentaries that focus on authentic characters, achievable goals, and long-term observations. Their shows include Between Tulle & Tears, Goodbye Germany, and more.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: RTL Studios
RTL Studios is a German TV production company. As a wholly owned subsidiary of RTL Deutschland, RTL Studios develops and produces high-quality programs for the group's broadcasters. The company produces shows in a vairty of formats, including scripted, factual, comedy, reality, and more. "
target: 99pro media
99pro media is an independent TV production company in Germany. 99pro media specializes in producing docusoaps and documentaries that focus on authentic characters, achievable goals, and long-term observations. Their shows include Between Tulle & Tears, Goodbye Germany, 2 Families 2 Worlds and more.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Syco Entertainment, acquired Syco Entertainment

synopsis: Simon Cowell has bought out Sony Music Entertainment’s 75% share in their joint venture Syco Holdings, which owns TV formats such as “Got Talent” and “The X Factor.” Syco Holdings, to be renamed Syco Entertainment, retains ownership of all the company’s television formats.
buyer: Syco Entertainment
Simon Cowell executive produces and serves as a judge on NBC’s highly popular alternative series “America’s Got Talent” and “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.” Cowell is a record company executive, television and film producer and global entertainment icon. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Syco Entertainment
Syco Entertainment, Simon Cowell’s joint venture with Sony Music, is one of the world’s leading global music, television and film production companies, responsible for some of the most successful global entertainment franchises. Syco’s television assets include Got Talent and The X Factor.
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closed 7/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Beyond International Ltd, acquired Seven Studios UK

synopsis: Australia- and UK-based distributor and producer Beyond International (BYI) will acquire Seven Studios UK (SSUK) from Seven West Media (SWM). Seven Studios UK (SSUK) is headed by former BBC Studios exec Damon Pattison, and is producing an 8 x 60-minute primetime series of Pooch Perfect for BBC One.
buyer: Beyond International Ltd (AU:BYI:$56.18)
Beyond International Limited is a leading international producer and distributor of television and digital content, headquartered in Sydney and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Seven Studios UK
Seven Studios UK (SSUK) is headed by former BBC Studios exec Damon Pattison, and is producing an 8 x 60-minute primetime series of Pooch Perfect for BBC One. The SSUK team was also commissioned to film a two-part pilot series of My Lottery Dream Home International.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Eleven Film

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired Eleven Film, a studio that produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes SEX EDUCATION for Netflix, TRUE HORROR for Channel 4, GAP YEAR for E4, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING for Sky, GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target: Eleven Film
Founded in 2006, Eleven produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes SEX EDUCATION for Netflix, TRUE HORROR for Channel 4, GAP YEAR for E4, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING for Sky, GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4.
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closed 7/1/2020 via PR Newswire

TN Marketing, acquired Bluprint

synopsis: TN Marketing, a Minneapolis-based global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions, has acquired assets of Bluprint from NBCUniversal.  Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses of video content surrounding crafts and hobbies.
buyer: TN Marketing
TN Marketing is a global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions. Its how-to instructional content is centered around lifelong hobbies and reaches members in more than 150 countries. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Bluprint
Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses and other forms of video content surrounding crafts, hobbies and lifestyle topics that was launched as Craftsy in 2011.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Groupe M6, acquired Epithète Films

synopsis: M6 Group has acquired Epithète Films, a France-based independent feature film production company created in 1985 that holds a catalogue of 25 feature films, such as the Belle et Sébastien trilogy, Malabar Princess, Ridicule, La jeune fille et les loups, Tu seras mon fils.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Groupe M6 (ENXTPA:MMT:$1,644.94)
Groupe M6 is a French television and multimedia group built around M6, a free-to-air commercial TV channel that is renowned for being innovative, daring and positive. The group offers a wide range of programmes, products and services on a variety of media devices: television, internet and mobile. "
target: Epithète Films
Epithète Films is an independent feature film production company created in 1985 and managed by Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand. They are based in Paris, France.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Sud Ouest SA, acquired Digivision SA

synopsis: Groupe Sud Ouest, one of the largest regional media groups in France, has increased their stake in Digivision SA from 37% to 85% of the capital. Established in France through its network of agencies, Digivision produces television programs and reports for national and local TV stations. Digivision also produces magazines, institutional film, and co
buyer: Groupe Sud Ouest SA
Based in Bordeaux, Groupe Sud Ouest is one of the largest regional media groups in France. The company publishes five paid daily newspapers, four magazines, and several specialty publications. The group also operates two local TV stations and has an extensive online presence for its publications. "
target: Digivision SA
Based in France, Digivision produces television programs and reports for national and local television stations (TF1, LCI, France Television, M6, BFM TV). Digivision also produces magazines, documentary & institutional films, Web TV, as well as captures footage for events and covers sports.
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$6
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0.0x
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediawan S.A., acquired The Good Mood

synopsis: French media group Mediawan has taken a majority stake in Spanish content producer Good Mood, creators of El Accidente and La Valla. Good Mood is a Spanish audiovisual production company created by Daniel Écija in 2017 and made up of screenwriters, directors and producers.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: The Good Mood
Good Mood is a Spanish audiovisual production company created by Daniel Écija in 2017 and made up of screenwriters, directors and producers. Good Mood is an incubator of new audiovisual talent that creates content for all national and international chains and platforms.
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announced 5/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

dpa GmbH, will acquire TeleNewsNetwork GmbH & Co. KG.

synopsis: The German Press Agency (dpa), one of the world's leading independent news agencies, will acquire TeleNewsNetwork GmbH & Co. KG, a private television news and TV production agency in Germany. With the acquisition, TeleNewsNetwork will be integrated into the dpa group, massively expanding its video offering.
buyer: dpa GmbH
The German Press Agency (dpa) is one of the world's leading independent news agencies. dpa supplies media, companies, and organizations with editorial offers, including texts, photos, videos, graphics, radio programs, and other formats. "
target: TeleNewsNetwork GmbH & Co. KG.
TeleNewsNetwork (TNN) is an established private television news and TV production agency in Germany. From colorful panorama and weather topics to police and court reporting, TNN recordings can be found daily in news programs and magazines across various channels and formats.
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closed 5/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HQ Global Education, Inc., acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.

synopsis: HQ Global Education, Inc. has acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc., a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
buyer: HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTCPK:HQGE:$56.84)
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning. "
target: Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.
Big M Entertainment is a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
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closed 7/30/2020 via BusinessWire

STX Entertainment merged with Eros International Plc,

synopsis: Eros International, a global Indian entertainment company and STX Filmworks, Inc., a global, next generation media company, have completed their merger to create the first publicly traded, independent content and distribution company with global reach and unique positions in the US, India and China.
buyer: Eros International Plc (EROS:$196.38)
Eros International Plc is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, which co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language films in multiple formats worldwide. "
target: STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment is a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st century’s changed media landscape.
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$400
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announced 4/13/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Atif Holdings Limited, will acquire Leaping Group Co., Ltd.

synopsis: ATIF Holdings Limited, a Shenzen based provider of financial consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia, will acquire Leaping Group Co., Ltd. Headquartered in Shenyang, China, Leaping Group specializes in multi-channel advertising, event planning and execution, film and TV program production, and movie theater operation.
buyer: Atif Holdings Limited (ATIF:$3.08)
Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, ATIF is a company providing financial consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia. The Company’s core businesses include going public consulting services, international financial consulting services, and financial media services. "
target: Leaping Group Co., Ltd.
Leaping Group is a Chinese multimedia service provider that has close business relationships with national advertising clients in China. The Company engages in business areas of multi-channel advertising, event planning and execution, film and TV program production, and movie theater operation.
price ($mm)[EV]
$12 [$12]*
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$12
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$7
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3.3x
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5.6x
closed 4/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Skydance Media, acquired Ilion Studios

synopsis: Skydance Media, the diversified global media company, announced it has acquired the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios, a world leader in state-of-the-art animation production, to form Skydance Animation Madrid.
buyer: Skydance Media
Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create elevated, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across platforms, including feature film, television, gaming and digital. "
target: Ilion Studios
Ilion Animation Studios, based in Madrid, is a state-of-the-art animation company which develops and produces computer-generated animation feature films of the highest level, based on original stories, combining cutting-edge technology with the highest artistic quality.
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announced 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Alibaba Pictures, will acquire Yinhekuyu Media

synopsis: Alibaba Pictures, the stock market-listed film subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, will acquire an 80% stake in Yinhekuyu Media, a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu produces short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show that has attracted over a billion views.
buyer parent: Alibaba Group
buyer: Alibaba Pictures (SEHK:1060:$423.52)
Alibaba Pictures is the flagship unit of Alibaba Group’s entertainment arm and its core businesses includes: film and television production centered on IP; internet-based promotion and distribution combining internet technologies and traditional off-line distribution; and more. "
target: Yinhekuyu Media
Yinhekuyu Media is a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu focuses on producing short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show in China that has attracted over a billion views.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

DATSIT Sphere, acquired Sienna Films

synopsis: Sienna Films, producer of Hulu's Cardinal, has been sold to Datsit Sphere by Kew Media Group. Based in Canada, Sienna develops and produces feature films and television series for international audiences. Their feature films have been box office successes. Sienna’s TV series have garnered top ratings in Canada and abroad.
buyer: DATSIT Sphere
DATSIT Sphere is a Canadian TV and film content producer and distributor. DATSIT Sphere generates a wide range of high-end content for the domestic and international markets, covering all genres, from documentaries to feature films, including scripted TV series, game shows, 2D animation and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Sienna Films
Based in Canada, Sienna develops and produces feature films and television series for international audiences. Their feature films have been box office successes. Sienna’s TV series have garnered top ratings in Canada and abroad.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Essential Media Group, acquired Essential Media Group

synopsis: Essential Media Group’s CEO and president, Greg Quail and Jesse Fawcett, has acquired the company back from Kew Media Group, a Canadian content company. Essential Media Group is an award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide.
buyer: Essential Media Group
Essential Media Group is a talent-friendly, award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide. Their shows include Restored, Ghost Loop, Road to Riches, Rake, and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Essential Media Group
Essential Media Group is a talent-friendly, award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide. Their shows include Restored, Ghost Loop, Road to Riches, Rake, and more.
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closed 3/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HQ Global Education, Inc., acquired 1oneninety5, LLC

synopsis: HQ Global Education, Inc. has acquired 1oneninety5, LLC, a full-service film and TV production company that provides complete services and assistance at every phase of script development, from concept, writing and editing through casting, filming and the delivery of finished concept.
buyer: HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTCPK:HQGE:$56.84)
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning. "
target: 1oneninety5, LLC
1oneninety5 is a full-service film and TV production company that provides complete services and assistance at every phase of script development, from concept, writing and editing through casting, filming and the delivery of finished concept.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

DATSIT Sphere, acquired Bristow Global Media Inc.

synopsis: DATSIT Sphere, a Canadian TV and film content producer and distributor, has acquired Bristow Global Media (BGM) from Kew Media Group, a Canadian content company. BGM is a specialized content production company in Canada. BGM produces multiplatform content across all unscripted genres, including specialist factual, doc series, lifestyle, and more.
buyer: DATSIT Sphere
DATSIT Sphere is a Canadian TV and film content producer and distributor. DATSIT Sphere generates a wide range of high-end content for the domestic and international markets, covering all genres, from documentaries to feature films, including scripted TV series, game shows, 2D animation and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Bristow Global Media Inc.
Bristow Global Media (BGM) is a specialized content production company in Canada. BGM produces multiplatform content across all unscripted genres, including specialist factual, doc series, docudrama, fact ent formats, lifestyle, and kids & family.
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closed 4/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Whizz Kid Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One has acquired a majority stake in British non-scripted specialist Whizz Kid Entertainment. Whizz Kid Entertainment produces award-winning programmes across a wide-range of genres including entertainment, factual entertainment, events and music.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: Whizz Kid Entertainment Limited
UK-based Whizz Kid Entertainment produces award-winning programmes across a wide-range of genres including entertainment, factual entertainment, events and music. Founded in 2006, Whizz Kid’s other formats include Let’s Dance for BBC One and the Life On Screen specials for BBC Two.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Precious Media Limited, acquired Precious Media Limited

synopsis: Managing director Peter Christiansen will take control Precious Media Ltd., which was previously 75% owned by Whizz Kid Entertainment. Precious Media is an award-winning agency delivering bespoke solutions and insight for clients in all areas of content strategy and distribution, with offices in London, Madrid, Hong Kong and Beijing.
buyer: Precious Media Limited
Precious Media is an award-winning agency delivering bespoke solutions and insight for clients in all areas of content strategy and distribution. Precious Media works with brands to define, produce, distribute and measure cost-effective cross-platform content campaigns. "
target parent: Whizz Kid Entertainment Limited
target: Precious Media Limited
Precious Media is an award-winning agency delivering bespoke solutions and insight for clients in all areas of content strategy and distribution. Precious Media works with brands to define, produce, distribute and measure cost-effective cross-platform content campaigns.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired BLACKFIN

synopsis: Entertainment One (eOne), a global independent studio that specialises in the production, distribution and sales of entertainment content, has acquired BLACKFIN, a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, and more.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: BLACKFIN
BLACKFIN is a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, Primal Instinct, and Bad Henry. Their productions reach audiences on Discovery, History, Netflix, and other networks.
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closed 12/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., acquired Entertainment One Ltd

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, has completed the acquisition of Entertainment One, a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
buyer: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS:$4,681.38)
Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands. "
target: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
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$3,420 [$4,001]
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$1,144
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$136
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announced 7/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Daisybeck Studios Ltd.

synopsis: Entertainment One, an independent UK studio, will acquire Daisybeck Studios, an independent television company producing quality factual, factual entertainment, and event programming. Daisybeck has created hundreds of hours of programming, making the company the largest truly independent production company in Yorkshire.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a UK-based independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution, and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television, music, family programming, digital content, and live entertainment."
target: Daisybeck Studios Ltd.
Daisybeck Studios is a UK-based multi-award winning independent production company specialising in Factual, Factual Entertainment and Event Programming. Daisybeck is the fastest growing true indie in Yorkshire and in the last year has made more than 60 hours of network TV in the UK.
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Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Audio Network Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One, UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition and production of entertainment content, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Audio Network, one of UK's largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music, used in film, advertising and media.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television, music, family programming, digital content and live entertainment. "
target: Audio Network Limited
Audio Network is UK’s largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music for use in film, television, advertising and digital media. Their music is featured in high-end television and advertising productions to user-generated content on digital and social platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$233 [$216]
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$38
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
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5.6x
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14.9x
closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Sierra/Affinity LLC

synopsis: Entertainment One, an independent studio that produces and distributes media content, has acquired full ownership of Sierra Pictures LLC, a leading feature film production and global sales company based in California.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: Sierra/Affinity LLC
Sierra/Affinity (Sierra Pictures) is a feature film production and global sales company. They capitalize on the global film marketplace representing sales of third party films and commercial films designed to appeal to both the North American marketplace as well as top markets around the globe.
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closed 4/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Whizz Kid Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One has acquired a majority stake in British non-scripted specialist Whizz Kid Entertainment. Whizz Kid Entertainment produces award-winning programmes across a wide-range of genres including entertainment, factual entertainment, events and music.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: Whizz Kid Entertainment Limited
UK-based Whizz Kid Entertainment produces award-winning programmes across a wide-range of genres including entertainment, factual entertainment, events and music. Founded in 2006, Whizz Kid’s other formats include Let’s Dance for BBC One and the Life On Screen specials for BBC Two.
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Secret Location

synopsis: Entertainment One, a leading international entertainment company, has completed the acquisition to take full ownership of the digital agency and producer, Secret Location. Secret Location is an Emmy Award-winning digital agency that launches products and solves problems through storytelling.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specialises in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles. "
target: Secret Location
Secret Location is an Emmy Award-winning digital agency that launches products and solves problems through storytelling. They work in 3 key convergent specialties: Brand, Entertainment and Original Technology development.
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closed 3/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Renegade 83

synopsis: Entertainment One is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 65% interest in David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe’s award-winning unscripted production company Renegade 83. The company creates, sells, and executes programming for broadcast networks, cable, and first run syndication.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specialises in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles. "
target: Renegade 83
Renegade 83 is one of the fastest growing and most successful unscripted/reality production companies in the world. Renegade 83 is one of the few companies that is able to create, sell and execute hit programming for broadcast networks, cable and first run syndication.
price ($mm)
$23*
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$35
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
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1.0x
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6.8x
closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Dualtone

synopsis: Entertainment One (eOne) is pleased to announce its acquisition of leading Americana, singer-songwriter and Indie Rock brand Dualtone Music Group. Dualtone brings a roster of some of the most popular artists to eOne, including Denver-based The Lumineers whose 2012 debut album sold more than 2.5 million albums and 10 million singles worldwide.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: Dualtone
Dualtone Music Group is a singer-songwriter and indie rock music label. Dualtone’s roster includes Denver-based band The Lumineers, whose 2012 debut album sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide.
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announced 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Astley Baker Davies

synopsis: Entertainment One will take a 70% stake in Astley Baker Davies, the creators of the popular animation series Peppa Pig. The first episode of Peppa pig was aired in 2004 and there are more than 12,000 branded products, from pencil cases and ice cream to bean bags and even Peppa Pig World theme parks in Hampshire and Milan.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: Astley Baker Davies
Astley Baker Davies are the Producers and Creators of Peppa Pig the pre-school animation series which has over 100 episodes and one TV Special. Their other series include Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom and The Big Knights.
price ($mm)
$212*
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closed 1/7/2015 via Market Wire

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired The Mark Gordon Company, Inc.

synopsis: Entertainment One has announced that they have acquired a majority stake in The Mark Gordon Company. The venture will create an independent studio that will finance and produce film, network, cable, and digital premium content. The Mark Gordon Company is an award-winning film and television producer with an outstanding track record of hits.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: The Mark Gordon Company, Inc.
Mark Gordon is an award-winning film and television producer with an outstanding track record of hits, including television's Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Army Wives, and Ray Donovan, as well as critically-acclaimed box-office successes including Speed, The Day After Tomorrow, and more.
price ($mm)
$133*
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closed 8/29/2014 via PE Hub

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Force Four Entertainment Ltd.

synopsis: Entertainment One Ltd has acquired Force Four Entertainment, a Vancouver-based television production company. The company’s highly successful television programs include lifestyle, reality and scripted programming that have sold and aired around the world.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: Force Four Entertainment Ltd.
Vancouver-based Force Four began operations in 1983, and has grown to be one of Canada’s most successful and respected television production companies, producing more than five hundred hours of television and earning accolades on the national and international stage.
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closed 7/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Paperny Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Toronto-based media production and distribution company Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired Paperny Entertainment. The company has production operations in Vancouver, Toronto and New York. Since launch in 1994, the company has produced over 500 hours of documentary series programming, as well as popular reality and lifestyle content.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: Paperny Entertainment, Inc.
Based in Vancouver, Paperny has production operations in Vancouver, Toronto and New York. Since launch in 1994, the company has produced over 500 hours of documentary series programming, as well as popular reality and lifestyle content.
price ($mm)
$27
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announced 6/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Art Impressions Media Group Inc.

synopsis: International entertainment group Entertainment One has agreed to acquire the brand and licensing agency, Art Impressions Media Group. Art Impressions specialises in brand management and brand creation across a range of demographics, from children to adults.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
The Entertainment One group is the number one wholesale distributor of home entertainment products in Canada through its Entertainment One business. Entertainment One is also a producer, publisher and distributor of audio and visual products in the US through its Koch Entertainment business. "
target: Art Impressions Media Group Inc.
Art Impressions Media Group Inc. is a leading full-service brand-development and licensing agency which specializes in creating lifestyle brands. It focuses on developing “evergreen” programs capable of achieving licensing success across a broad spectrum of consumer products.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.85 [$9.85]
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announced 9/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Alliance Films, Inc.

synopsis: Entertainment One Ltd., the number one wholesale distributor of home entertainment products in Canada, announced plans to acquire Alliance Films, a leading independent film distributor in Canada, Britain and Spain.
buyer parent: Marwyn Investment Management LLP
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
The Entertainment One group is the number one wholesale distributor of home entertainment products in Canada through its Entertainment One business. Entertainment One is also a producer, publisher and distributor of audio and visual products in the US through its Koch Entertainment business. "
target: Alliance Films, Inc.
Alliance Films, Inc. distributes motion pictures in Canada. It distributes cinemas, DVDs, and trailers, as well as provides show times information of various cinema theatres in Canada.
price ($mm)
$230
rev ($mm)
$461
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 4/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Whizz Kid Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One has acquired a majority stake in British non-scripted specialist Whizz Kid Entertainment. Whizz Kid Entertainment produces award-winning programmes across a wide-range of genres including entertainment, factual entertainment, events and music.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: Whizz Kid Entertainment Limited
UK-based Whizz Kid Entertainment produces award-winning programmes across a wide-range of genres including entertainment, factual entertainment, events and music. Founded in 2006, Whizz Kid’s other formats include Let’s Dance for BBC One and the Life On Screen specials for BBC Two.
price ($mm)[EV]
$9.50 [$4.73]*
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closed 5/20/2020 via Forbes

Downtown Music, LLC, acquired Sheer Publishing Africa

synopsis: Downtown Music, a global independent rights management and music services company, has acquired Sheer Music Publishing, Africa’s largest independent music publisher, expanding the company’s geographic footprint to the continent of Africa.
buyer: Downtown Music, LLC
Downtown Music Holdings is a global company that owns, manages, and develops businesses with a vision for a more equitable and innovative music ecosystem. The company is the world's leading provider of end-to-end services to artists, songwriters, labels, music publishers, and other rights holders. "
target: Sheer Publishing Africa
Sheer Publishing is one of Africa’s largest independent Publishing houses and is currently looking to expand its client base within the African diaspora. Sheer's mission is to provide a comprehensive range of copyright services to their clients, both domestic, Continental and international.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ad Litteram Inc., acquired Atma Classique

synopsis: Montreal-based Ad Litteram has acquired ATMA Classique, a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles. With the transaction, Ad Litteram acquires Disques ATMA Inc.'s shares and the ATMA Classic label, ensuring the company's sustainability with an emphasis on video and the expansion of the digital catalog.
buyer: Ad Litteram Inc.
Ad Litteram is a Canadian music house with a roster of services that includes music publishing, recordings, management, and video production. The company aims to provide its artists with the human, technological, commercial, and artistic means to carry out their projects. "
target: Atma Classique
ATMA Classique is a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles representing a wide spectrum of musical styles, from Baroque music to great symphonic works with countless detours in terms of traditional music, Neapolitan song, tango, and contemporary repertoire.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Endurance Music Group, acquired Wide Open Music

synopsis: Newly formed publishing company Endurance Music Group has acquired Wide Open Music, a music publishing and management company. Wide Open Music was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Raven Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Endurance Music Group
Formed in 2019, Endurance Music Group is a full-service music publishing house and is home to songwriters Scooter Carusoe and Clint Lagerberg, emerging songwriter-artists Ryan Plappert, Jake Rose, and songwriter Ben Stoll, and multiple successful catalogs. "
target: Wide Open Music
Wide Open Music operates as a music publishing and management company. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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closed 2/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Formax, LLC, acquired Firma Melodiya

synopsis: Firma Melodiya, a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings in Russia, has been acquired by Formax LLC, a company that works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work.
buyer: Formax, LLC
Formax LLC, registered in 2015, works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work. The company belongs to two businessmen - Mikhail Sukontsev and Dmitry Smirnov. "
target parent: The Federal Agency for State Property Management
target: Firma Melodiya
Firma Melodiya was founded in 1964 as a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings. Melodiya is the national heritage of Russia, and includes the most valuable archive which includes more than 230,000 sound recordings in a variety of genres.
price ($mm)
$5.13
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closed 1/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, acquired THiS Music

synopsis: Sony/ATV, the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, has acquired THiS Music, a company that provides music publishing services based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, ranging from songs by iconic names including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Queen and The Rolling Stones to contemporary superstars such as Lady Gaga. "
target: THiS Music
THiS Music, LLC provides music publishing services. THiS Music, LLC is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sentric Music Limited, acquired Big World Publishing

synopsis: UK born-Sentric Music Group has acquired Big World Publishing. Founded by Patrick Meads in 2000, Big World Publishing is an independent publisher representing a wide range of funk, soul, jazz, Latin jazz, electronica, afro funk, ambient, blues and reggae music.
buyer: Sentric Music Limited
Sentric Music formed in 2006 as the new age independent music publisher. Sentric disrupted traditional publishing by offering the fairest deal in the industry. Sentric empowers artists and songwriters to collect the royalties they’re owed. "
target: Big World Publishing
Founded by Patrick Meads in 2000, Big World Publishing is an independent publisher representing a wide range of funk, soul, jazz, Latin jazz, electronica, afro funk, ambient, blues and reggae music.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Pulse Recordings Inc.

synopsis: Concord Music Publishing has acquired Fujipacific Music’s stake in Los Angeles-based Pulse Music Group – widely regarded as one of the hottest pop music publishers in the world today. PULSE is a music publishing, management and music services company that is home to a talent roster credited with more than 100 million units of recorded music sales.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Pulse Recordings Inc.
Created by musicians for musicians, PULSE is a music publishing, management and music services company that is home to a talent roster credited with more than 100 million units of recorded music sales.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Victory Records

synopsis: Growing indie powerhouse Concord Music has acquired Victory Records, the Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. As part of the deal, Concord has also acquired Brummel's Another Victory Publishing catalog.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Victory Records
Victory Records is the Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. It also operates a music publishing company called "Another Victory, Inc." and is the distributor of several smaller independent record labels. It has featured many prominent post-hardcore and metalcore artists.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., acquired Entertainment One Ltd

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, has completed the acquisition of Entertainment One, a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
buyer: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS:$4,681.38)
Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands. "
target: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,420 [$4,001]
rev ($mm)
$1,144
EBITDA ($mm)
$136
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
30.7x
closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mojo Music & Media Group Limited, acquired Chelsea Music Publishing

synopsis: Mojo Music & Media, a next generation music rights company, has acquired a majority stake in Chelsea Music Publishing, a London-based indie music publisher. Chelsea Music’s repertoire features more than 80 charted UK and international hits. Their portfolio includes standards recorded by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, The Hollies, and more.
buyer: Mojo Music & Media Group Limited
Mojo Music & Media is a next generation music rights company, offering both best-of-breed music publishing and custom full-service brand and legacy marketing for a select group of the most iconic songwriters and musicians in the world and their contemporary counterparts. "
target: Chelsea Music Publishing
Chelsea Music Publishing is a London-based indie music publisher. Chelsea Music’s repertoire features more than 80 charted UK and international hits. Their portfolio includes standards recorded by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Wayne Fontana, The Hollies, Dean Martin, and more.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., acquired Gene Autry Music Group

synopsis: Warner Chappell Music announced the acquisition of the four publishing companies comprising the Gene Autry Music Group. Together, these catalogues contain more than 1,500 songs. In addition, Warner Chappell Music will be administering many of the Autry estate’s master recordings to facilitate one-stop synchronization licensing.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Warner Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. Warner Chappell Music provides the most innovative opportunities for songwriters & copyright holders. "
target: Gene Autry Music Group
Gene Autry Music Group is comprised of four publishing companies. Together, these catalogues contain more than 1,500 songs. Included are timeless classics such as Autry’s signature song, “Back In The Saddle Again,” and the holiday favorite, “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane).”
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announced 4/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Audio Network Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One, UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition and production of entertainment content, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Audio Network, one of UK's largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music, used in film, advertising and media.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television, music, family programming, digital content and live entertainment. "
target: Audio Network Limited
Audio Network is UK’s largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music for use in film, television, advertising and digital media. Their music is featured in high-end television and advertising productions to user-generated content on digital and social platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$233 [$216]
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 2/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Ithaca Holdings LLC, acquired Atlas Music Publishing LLC

synopsis: Ithaca Holdings, a media holding company led by SB Projects founder Scooter Braun who counts Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Zac Brown Band, Dan & Shay and Tori Kellyas clients, has acquired Richard Stumpf’s Atlas Music Publishing, a service-oriented, digital market minded alternative to big box, high volume music publishing.
buyer: Ithaca Holdings LLC
Ithaca Holdings is a media holding company led by SB Projects founder Scooter Braun. SB Projects is a diversified entertainment and media company at the intersection of music, film, television, technology, brands, culture and social good. "
target: Atlas Music Publishing LLC
Founded by Richard Stumpf (CEO/Partner) in 2013, Atlas Music Publishing is a service-oriented, digital market minded alternative to big box, high volume music publishing. The company currently represents songs performed by top stars including Drake, Demi Lovato, Madonna, Ed Sheeran and more.
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closed 1/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Lyric Capital Group, acquired Spirit Music Group

synopsis: Lyric Capital Group, a private equity investment company, has acquired Spirit Music Group, one of the world's leading independent music publishers. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.
buyer: Lyric Capital Group
Lyric Capital Group was created by Jon Singer as a private equity investment company. "
target: Spirit Music Group
Spirit Music Group is one of the world's leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every leading musical genre. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Samuel French, Inc.

synopsis: Concord Music has acquired 188-year-old theater publisher and licensing mainstay Samuel French. Samuel French, with offices in both the UK and U.S., has represented some of the most revered plays and musicals in the English language. Its catalog of more than 10,000 titles includes plays by August Wilson, Arthur Miller, and more.
buyer parent: Barings
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Samuel French, Inc.
For over 180 years, Samuel French has been the world’s leading publisher and licensor of plays and musicals for the stage, an innovative resource for the theatre industry, and a company that celebrates those who make theatre around the world.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Quebecor Inc., acquired MP3 Disques

synopsis: Quebecor's Music Division is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mario Pelchat's MP3 Disques label, an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques joins the Music Division's other two labels, Musicor and Ste-4 Musique.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Canada's leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, Quebecor is one of the most successful integrated communications companies in the industry. Quebecor features some of Quebec's most beloved brands such as Vidéotron, TVA, Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec, "
target: MP3 Disques
Montreal-based MP3 Disques is Mario Pelchat's label, as well as an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques is a French label that has hit releases such as Noël avec Jireh Gospel Choir, and Le monde où je vais by Mario Pelchat.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Tele Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music, a music production company that specializes in providing music and sound effects for media companies, has acquired the historic French production music label Tele Music. Tele Music is known as one of the original "library music" icons and compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Tele Music
Based in France, Tele Music is a historic music production company and publisher. They are known as one of the original "library music" icons in France. They compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
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announced 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Sony Corporation of America, will acquire EMI Music Publishing

synopsis: Sony Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony, has agreed to acquire EMI Music Publishing from Mubadala Investment Company. EMI Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music publishers. EMI owns over two million songs that include classics by Queen, Carole King and the Motown catalog along with contemporary songs.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America is the U.S. headquarters of Sony, under which all Sony companies operate in the United States. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. "
target parent: Mubadala Investment Company
target: EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music publishers. EMI owns over two million songs that include classics by Queen, Carole King and the Motown catalog along with contemporary songs from Alicia Keys, Drake, Sam Smith, Pink, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Fetty Wap, Hozier and Sia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,300 [$3,659]*
rev ($mm)
$663
EBITDA ($mm)
$249
EV / rev
7.8x
EV / EBITDA
20.9x

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Ticker: 300027
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation engages in the production, issuing, and derivative businesses of movies, television plays, and music in China and internationally.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$607.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$125.44
EBIT ($mm)
$114.91
Net Income ($mm)
$116.24
Employees
2329
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Ticker: 002292
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., one of the largest animation and entertainment businesses in China, has years of experience in operating and creating value from animation.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$418.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$87.48
EBIT ($mm)
$81.02
Net Income ($mm)
$71.73
Employees
1000
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Ticker: SZSE:002143
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DMG Entertainment and Media Co., Ltd.
DMG Entertainment and Media Co., Ltd.
DMG Entertainment is a global media and entertainment company with diverse holdings and operations across motion pictures, television, comic book publishing, gaming, next-gen technology and location-based entertainment. The studio's most recognizable films include Looper and Iron Man 3.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$324.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$128.90
EBIT ($mm)
$128.16
Net Income ($mm)
$119.22
Employees
423
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Ticker: EROS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eros International Plc
Eros International Plc
Eros International Plc is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, which co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language films in multiple formats worldwide.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$196.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($59.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
396
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prime Focus Ltd.
Prime Focus Ltd.
Prime Focus Ltd. is the world’s largest integrated media services powerhouse. They provide end-to-end creative services, technology products & services, production services and post production services to Studios, Broadcast and Advertising Industries.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$173.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.22
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5500
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ECP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EuropaCorp
EuropaCorp is a fully integrated studio that both produces and distributes feature films in France and worldwide. Over 15 years, EuropaCorp has produced or coproduced over 90 films, and distributed nearly 130 films in French theatres.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$169.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($143.52)
EBIT ($mm)
($146.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2706
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broccoli Co., Ltd.
Broccoli Co., Ltd.
Broccoli is a Japanese media company that publishes manga, anime, video games and trading card games. The company is best known for their Di Gi Charat, Galaxy Angel and Aquarian Age franchises. Broccoli also operates a chain of retail stores called Gamers.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$100.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.03
EBIT ($mm)
$1.96
Net Income ($mm)
$1.59
Employees
58
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Ticker: ENXTPA:VIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$18,271.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,180.21
EBIT ($mm)
$1,772.21
Net Income ($mm)
$1,819.33
Employees
43900
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Ticker: GAIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories. The company dominates the health and wellness category and releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment and conscious media.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$156.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
272
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Ticker: ITGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc., publishes cassettes, CDs, music videos, and songbooks of a worshipful nature. Integrity's Christian music offerings range from praise and worship music to adult contemporary and children's music. Its song catalog includes ownership of more than 2,400 songs.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
$66.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.20
EBIT ($mm)
$4.20
Net Income ($mm)
$2.20
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:SRMX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media is an advanced media company operating three divisions: Saddle Ranch Pictures, which produces films; Saddle Ranch TV, which produces documentaries; and Saddle Ranch Digital, which produces award-winning educational content for place-based media networks.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: LGF.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lionsgate
Lionsgate
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,807.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$464.80
EBIT ($mm)
$302.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1686
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Ticker: SZSE:30013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the television play production, issuing and additive businesses. Huace Film primarily provides television series, advertisements, television books, movies and public relation activities, among others.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,239.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.08
EBIT ($mm)
$39.47
Net Income ($mm)
$34.51
Employees
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Ticker: SHSE:600977
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Film Co., Ltd.
China Film Co., Ltd. engages in the production and distribution of films in China. The company also produces television programs; operates and manages theaters; and provides film screening, marketing, and brokerage services.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,125.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.05
EBIT ($mm)
$181.35
Net Income ($mm)
$151.78
Employees
3776
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: 300027
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation engages in the production, issuing, and derivative businesses of movies, television plays, and music in China and internationally.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$607.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$125.44
EBIT ($mm)
$114.91
Net Income ($mm)
$116.24
Employees
2329
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Ticker: 002292
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., one of the largest animation and entertainment businesses in China, has years of experience in operating and creating value from animation.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$418.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$87.48
EBIT ($mm)
$81.02
Net Income ($mm)
$71.73
Employees
1000
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Ticker: EROS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eros International Plc
Eros International Plc
Eros International Plc is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, which co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language films in multiple formats worldwide.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$196.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($59.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
396
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prime Focus Ltd.
Prime Focus Ltd.
Prime Focus Ltd. is the world’s largest integrated media services powerhouse. They provide end-to-end creative services, technology products & services, production services and post production services to Studios, Broadcast and Advertising Industries.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$173.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.22
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5500
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ECP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EuropaCorp
EuropaCorp is a fully integrated studio that both produces and distributes feature films in France and worldwide. Over 15 years, EuropaCorp has produced or coproduced over 90 films, and distributed nearly 130 films in French theatres.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$169.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($143.52)
EBIT ($mm)
($146.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2706
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broccoli Co., Ltd.
Broccoli Co., Ltd.
Broccoli is a Japanese media company that publishes manga, anime, video games and trading card games. The company is best known for their Di Gi Charat, Galaxy Angel and Aquarian Age franchises. Broccoli also operates a chain of retail stores called Gamers.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$100.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.03
EBIT ($mm)
$1.96
Net Income ($mm)
$1.59
Employees
58
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