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closed 4/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Circle Talent Agency

synopsis: United Talent Agency, one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, has acquired Circle Talent Agency, a leading electronic dance music agency. Circle Talent Agency represents artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and many more electronic artists across a multitude of sub-genres.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency is one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of the world's most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, books, music, digital media and live entertainment."
target: Circle Talent Agency
Circle Talent Agency is a leading electronic dance music agency. As one of the leading boutique agencies in dance music, Circle Talent Agency represents artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and many more electronic artists across a multitude of sub-genres.
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closed 4/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

K2 Agency Limited, acquired Eccentric Gent Organisation Ltd.

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

Ole, acquired Anthem Entertainment Group Inc.

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

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

synopsis: Lucky Entertainment, the boutique artist management brand backing everyone from DJ Tigerlily to Will Sparks and even DCUP have made an acquisition of Australian talent agency Revelry Entertainment. Revelry Agency manages the careers of local DJs and producers Jordan Burns, Noy, Yvng Japaleno and Jordan James.
buyer: Lucky Entertainment Pty. Ltd.
Lucky Entertainment is a boutique artist management brand backing everyone from DJ Tigerlily to Will Sparks. It is based in Melbourne, Australia. "
target: Revelry Entertainment Pty Ltd.
Revelry Entertainment Pty Ltd. provides marketing services and promotional campaigns for entertainment industry. It also provides Event Programming and Sound/AV/Staging services. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Paradigm Talent Agency, acquired The Windish Agency, LLC

synopsis: Paradigm, a company that operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers, has acquired The Windish Agency, an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
buyer: Paradigm Talent Agency
Lucy Stille & Associates, Inc., doing business as Paradigm Talent Agency, operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers. "
target: The Windish Agency, LLC
The Windish Agency is an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
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closed 4/7/2014 via Company Press Release

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired TMWRK Management

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced the acquisition of TMWRK Management, one of the leading management and DJ-, producer- and artist-representation companies in electronic music.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: TMWRK Management
TMWRK Management is one of the leading management and DJ-, producer- and artist-representation companies in electronic music. TMWRK is renowned as a leader in creative artist marketing.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Los Angeles Times

ICM Partners, acquired Primary Talent International

synopsis: ICM Partners, one of the world’s leading talent agencies, has acquired Primary Talent International, an international live music booking agency. Primary Talent International offers a roster of contemporary live bands, artists and DJs that cover a wide spectrum of musical styles and nationalities.
buyer: ICM Partners
ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. "
target: Primary Talent International
Primary Talent International is an international live music booking agency. Primary Talent International offers a roster of contemporary live bands, artists and DJs that cover a wide spectrum of musical styles and nationalities. Their roster includes Agar Agar, Day Wave, Fredo, Red Axes and more.
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closed 4/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Artist Voice Pty Ltd.

synopsis: WME-IMG has acquired Artist Voice, a company that provides booking services for Australian and international live music. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: Artist Voice Pty Ltd.
Artist Voice Pty Ltd. provides booking services for Australian and international live music. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Agency Group LTD, acquired Bond Music Group LLC

synopsis: The Agency Group has acquired Bond Music Group - an independent boutique agency solely devoted to electronic music bands and DJs. With over a decade of experience in the electronic music space, Bond Music Group CEO Kristopher Krajewski started the agency in 2009 with 13 artists. It has since grown to 115 electronic DJs and live acts.
buyer: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. "
target: Bond Music Group LLC
Bond Music Group is an independent agency for independent artists. Their mission is to support cutting-edge artists through performance, touring and creating value added opportunities to connect artists with fans.
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closed 9/11/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Plus Talent

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals, announced its acquisition of Plus Talent, a leading talent agency, promoter and producer of events in Brazil.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Plus Talent
Plus Talent, founded 20 years ago by Luiz Eurico Klotz, Edo Van Duyn and Silvio Conchon, represents DJs and producers, books talent, and produces events and tours across the country. Plus Talent promotes Tomorrowland Brazil and other leading franchises, such as Armin Only and I Am Hardwell.
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announced 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., will acquire The Agency Group LTD

synopsis: United Talent Agency is in advanced negotiations to acquire The Agency Group, a talent booking agency. The Agency Group's roster of about 2,000 clients includes the Black Keys, Deep Purple, Guns N' Roses, Muse, Paramore, Nickelback, Bullet for My Valentine, The Kills, Gotye,Tegan and Sara, Merle Haggard and many others.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency, Inc .is a talent and literary agency. It represents actors, filmmakers, screenwriters, television writers, producers, authors, recording artists, and pop culture icons in various entertainment areas. "
target: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited from the Cutting Edge Group. CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target parent: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
target: Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited
Established in 2009, CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. CORD’s services include music strategy, supervision, composition, sonic branding and talent management. Established in 2015, Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
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closed 4/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Circle Talent Agency

synopsis: United Talent Agency, one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, has acquired Circle Talent Agency, a leading electronic dance music agency. Circle Talent Agency represents artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and many more electronic artists across a multitude of sub-genres.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency is one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of the world's most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, books, music, digital media and live entertainment."
target: Circle Talent Agency
Circle Talent Agency is a leading electronic dance music agency. As one of the leading boutique agencies in dance music, Circle Talent Agency represents artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and many more electronic artists across a multitude of sub-genres.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Digital Brand Architects

synopsis: United Talent Agency, one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, has acquired Digital Brand Architects (DBA) from The Azoff Company, a privately held media and entertainment company. DBA is the industry leader in the influencer management and marketing landscape. DBA represents a world class portfolio of social media-oriented personalities.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theater, video games, fine art and live entertainment. "
target parent: The Azoff Company
target: Digital Brand Architects
Digital Brand Architects (DBA) is the industry leader in the influencer management and marketing landscape. DBA represents a world class portfolio of diverse social media-oriented personalities, creators, and publishers. DBA's portfolio of influencers include Rach Parcell, Amber Lewis and more.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Press X

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

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Everyday Influencers

synopsis: United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, has acquired Everyday Influencers (EI Management), a leading esports management firm that has expertise in overall brand building, talent development, and monetization strategy.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theater, video games, fine art and live entertainment. "
target: Everyday Influencers
Everyday Influencers (EI Management) is a leading esports management firm representing top talent across multiple platforms and verticals. EI has expertise in overall brand building, talent development and monetization strategy.
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closed 4/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Circle Talent Agency

synopsis: United Talent Agency, one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, has acquired Circle Talent Agency, a leading electronic dance music agency. Circle Talent Agency represents artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and many more electronic artists across a multitude of sub-genres.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency is one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of the world's most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, books, music, digital media and live entertainment."
target: Circle Talent Agency
Circle Talent Agency is a leading electronic dance music agency. As one of the leading boutique agencies in dance music, Circle Talent Agency represents artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and many more electronic artists across a multitude of sub-genres.
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announced 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., will acquire The Agency Group LTD

synopsis: United Talent Agency is in advanced negotiations to acquire The Agency Group, a talent booking agency. The Agency Group's roster of about 2,000 clients includes the Black Keys, Deep Purple, Guns N' Roses, Muse, Paramore, Nickelback, Bullet for My Valentine, The Kills, Gotye,Tegan and Sara, Merle Haggard and many others.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency, Inc .is a talent and literary agency. It represents actors, filmmakers, screenwriters, television writers, producers, authors, recording artists, and pop culture icons in various entertainment areas. "
target: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry.
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closed 1/22/2014 via New York Times

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired N.S. Bienstock, Inc.

synopsis: N. S. Bienstock has become a unit of the United Talent Agency. N.S. Bienstock, Inc. offers television talent acquisition agency services in Broadcast News, Reality Based Programming/Syndication, Program Development, Co-Production & Distribution, Radio, News Media, Entertainment Executive Representation, Book Publishing and Licensing and Branding.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency, Inc. operates as a talent and literary agency. It represents actors, filmmakers, screenwriters, television writers, producers, authors, recording artists, and pop culture icons in various entertainment areas. "
target: N.S. Bienstock, Inc.
N.S. Bienstock, Inc. offers television talent acquisition agency services in Broadcast News, Reality Based Programming/Syndication, Program Development, Co-Production & Distribution, Radio, News Media, Entertainment Executive Representation, Book Publishing and Licensing and Branding.
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closed 4/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Circle Talent Agency

synopsis: United Talent Agency, one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, has acquired Circle Talent Agency, a leading electronic dance music agency. Circle Talent Agency represents artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and many more electronic artists across a multitude of sub-genres.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency is one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of the world's most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, books, music, digital media and live entertainment."
target: Circle Talent Agency
Circle Talent Agency is a leading electronic dance music agency. As one of the leading boutique agencies in dance music, Circle Talent Agency represents artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and many more electronic artists across a multitude of sub-genres.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Canvas Talent Private Limited

synopsis: Believe, the leading technology and artist services company, has acquired Canvas Talent, an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents leading actors, musicians, directors and more.
buyer: Believe Distribution Services
Believe is the leading fully independent digital distributor and label services provider for artists & labels worldwide. They provide dedicated label & international campaign management, trade & digital marketing services, and comprehensive video management & distribution. "
target: Canvas Talent Private Limited
Canvas Talent is an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents some of the finest talent in India, comprising of actors, musicians, directors and more.
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announced 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Folio Literary Management, will acquire Emma Sweeney Agency LLC

synopsis: Folio Literary Management, a literary agency that places both fiction and non-fiction with publishers throughout the US, will acquire Emma Sweeney Agency (ESA), a boutique literary agency. ESA specializes in general fiction, historical fiction and narrative nonfiction projects including memoir, history, science and religion.
buyer: Folio Literary Management
Folio Literary Management places both fiction and non-fiction with major publishers throughout the U.S. and around the world. Folio represents many first-time and well-established authors, and works closely with them to take their careers to new heights. "
target: Emma Sweeney Agency LLC
Emma Sweeney Agency (ESA) is a boutique literary agency. ESA specializes in general fiction, historical fiction and narrative nonfiction projects including memoir, history, science and religion. ESA works with co-agents in every territory, from the UK and Australia to Germany, Spain, and Asia.
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closed 9/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trilantic Capital Management LLC, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based management firm the James Grant Group has been majority-acquired by private equity firm Trilantic Europe and rebranded as YM&U. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Trilantic Capital Management LLC
Trilantic Capital Management is a global private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America and Europe. They primarily target investments in the consumer, energy, industrials, TMT, healthcare, financial and business services sectors. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
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closed 5/21/2018 via PR Newswire

RELEVENT, acquired BRC Group

synopsis: RELEVENT, a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group and organizer of the International Champions Cup, announced the acquisition of BRC Group, the leading soccer sales and marketing company in the USA dedicated exclusively to the Hispanic market.
buyer parent: RSE Ventures
buyer: RELEVENT
RELEVENT is a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group and organizer of the International Champions Cup. Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, works with the top international soccer entities in brand development, grassroots planning, corporate strategy and international touring. "
target: BRC Group
BRC Group is the leading soccer sales and marketing company in the USA dedicated exclusively to the Hispanic market. Founded to create and own unique properties and offer sponsors unequaled value in the Hispanic sports and entertainment market.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Social Chain, acquired Glow Media Group

synopsis: Social marketing agency The Social Chain Group has fully acquired influencer agency Glow. Glow is a talent management agency that represents leading social and traditional talent including YouTube creators, actors and presenters, Instagrammers and bloggers across the UK and Germany.
buyer: Social Chain (DB:PU11:$0.00)
Social Chain is Europe's largest, and fastest growing Social Media and Influencer Marketing agency. They don't believe in traditional marketing, they believe in disruptive, internet - breaking social media. They are based in Manchester, UK. "
target: Glow Media Group
Glow is a talent management agency that represents leading social and traditional talent including YouTube creators, actors and presenters, Instagrammers and bloggers across the UK and Germany.
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closed 10/24/2017 via PR Newswire

ICM Partners, acquired The Royce Carlton Agency

synopsis: ICM Partners has acquired a majority interest in Royce Carlton, Inc., the leading New York independent speakers' agency.
buyer: ICM Partners
ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. "
target: The Royce Carlton Agency
Royce Carlton represents over 75 speakers, always exclusively, for their lectures and speaking engagements. They work closely with their speakers and customers to coordinate every detail for every event to ensure success.
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announced 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd, will acquire YueHua Entertainment Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd., a professional manufacturer of electro-acoustic components and assemblies as well as a provider of complete electro-acoustic solutions, is acquiring Yuehua Entertainment, a privately held multinational entertainment group and talent agency based in Beijing.
buyer: Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd (SZSE:002655:$102.77)
Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd., established in 2001, is a professional manufacturer of electro-acoustic components and assemblies as well as a provider of complete electro-acoustic solutions. "
target: YueHua Entertainment Co. Ltd.
Yuehua Entertainment is a privately held multinational entertainment group and talent agency based in Beijing. Yuehua is involved in television production and distribution, movie production, artist management and training, music and music video production and entertainment marketing.
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announced 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., will acquire The Agency Group LTD

synopsis: United Talent Agency is in advanced negotiations to acquire The Agency Group, a talent booking agency. The Agency Group's roster of about 2,000 clients includes the Black Keys, Deep Purple, Guns N' Roses, Muse, Paramore, Nickelback, Bullet for My Valentine, The Kills, Gotye,Tegan and Sara, Merle Haggard and many others.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency, Inc .is a talent and literary agency. It represents actors, filmmakers, screenwriters, television writers, producers, authors, recording artists, and pop culture icons in various entertainment areas. "
target: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry.
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closed 11/17/2014 via BNC Analysis

Metric Capital Partners, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: James Grant Group, the U.K.-based talent management and professional services firm, has been acquired by European investment firm Metric Capital Partners. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Metric Capital Partners
Metric Capital provides debt capital solutions to European Companies. They support their clients' ambitions to execute strategic transactions. They have the flexibility to provide capital solutions across their corporate clients' balance sheets, including senior ranking and subordinated debt. "
target parent: Gresham LLP
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Agency Group LTD, acquired Bond Music Group LLC

synopsis: The Agency Group has acquired Bond Music Group - an independent boutique agency solely devoted to electronic music bands and DJs. With over a decade of experience in the electronic music space, Bond Music Group CEO Kristopher Krajewski started the agency in 2009 with 13 artists. It has since grown to 115 electronic DJs and live acts.
buyer: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. "
target: Bond Music Group LLC
Bond Music Group is an independent agency for independent artists. Their mission is to support cutting-edge artists through performance, touring and creating value added opportunities to connect artists with fans.
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closed 10/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Y Entertainment Group LLC, acquired Vigliano Associates

synopsis: Vigliano Associates has been acquired by Y Entertainment Group LLC, expanding Y Entertainment's group of management and agency businesses to encompass Music, TV, Lifestyle and Literary. The literary agency, which will now conduct business as AGI-VIGLIANO LITERARY LLC, is the preeminent boutique literary agency in the publishing business.
buyer parent: The Yucaipa Companies
buyer: Y Entertainment Group LLC
Y Entertainment Group LLC is a dedicated entertainment investment and management vehicle of The Yucaipa Companies, LLC. Y Entertainment Group is rapidly growing and competitively positioned to be a first tier, fully-integrated, multi-faceted entertainment company. "
target: Vigliano Associates
Vigliano Associates is the preeminent boutique literary agency in publishing, with sixteen #1 New York Times bestsellers to its name. They have represented multiple Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, and they now publish eBooks through their new venture Vigliano Books.
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closed 9/11/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Plus Talent

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals, announced its acquisition of Plus Talent, a leading talent agency, promoter and producer of events in Brazil.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Plus Talent
Plus Talent, founded 20 years ago by Luiz Eurico Klotz, Edo Van Duyn and Silvio Conchon, represents DJs and producers, books talent, and produces events and tours across the country. Plus Talent promotes Tomorrowland Brazil and other leading franchises, such as Armin Only and I Am Hardwell.
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closed 1/22/2014 via New York Times

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired N.S. Bienstock, Inc.

synopsis: N. S. Bienstock has become a unit of the United Talent Agency. N.S. Bienstock, Inc. offers television talent acquisition agency services in Broadcast News, Reality Based Programming/Syndication, Program Development, Co-Production & Distribution, Radio, News Media, Entertainment Executive Representation, Book Publishing and Licensing and Branding.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency, Inc. operates as a talent and literary agency. It represents actors, filmmakers, screenwriters, television writers, producers, authors, recording artists, and pop culture icons in various entertainment areas. "
target: N.S. Bienstock, Inc.
N.S. Bienstock, Inc. offers television talent acquisition agency services in Broadcast News, Reality Based Programming/Syndication, Program Development, Co-Production & Distribution, Radio, News Media, Entertainment Executive Representation, Book Publishing and Licensing and Branding.
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closed 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC, acquired IMG Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: William Morris Endeavor and its private equity backer, Silver Lake Partners has acquired IMG Worldwide. IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business that connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, and talent management.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC operates as a diversified talent and literary agency. Its activities include providing on- and off-screen talent to drive commercially and critically acclaimed theatrical films; identifying, packaging, and financing feature films; television programming. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business. They connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, talent management and unparalleled client service across our diverse and wide ranging areas of expertise.
price ($mm)
$2,300
rev ($mm)
$1,500
EBITDA ($mm)
$180
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.8x
announced 6/11/2012 via PE Hub

Nice Entertainment Group, will acquire Playroom AS

synopsis: Nice Entertainment Group, a pan-Nordic content production group, has signed an agreement to acquire Norwegian event management company Playroom AS. Founded in 2001, Playroom is an entertainment house focused on experience-based communication through event management, artist management and record production.
buyer parent: CapMan Capital Management Oy
buyer: Nice Entertainment Group
Nice Entertainment Group is the largest independent group of creative production companies in the Nordic region. Its annual production of more than 100 series covers all genres and serves all the major channels in the territory. "
target: Playroom AS
Playroom consists of three divisions: events, music and artists. The event division is the largest and has demonstrated strong growth since its inception in 2007. The company is one of the largest in the Norwegian event management business.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 3/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Lippincott Massie McQuilkin, LLC, acquired Russell & Volkening, Inc.

synopsis: Lippincott Massie McQuilkin has acquired the literary agency, Russell & Volkening, Inc. R&V represents such notable authors as Anne Tyler, Nadine Gordimer and Tom Perrotta; the agency handles fiction, non-fiction and children's books.
buyer: Lippincott Massie McQuilkin, LLC
Lippincott Massie McQuilkin, LLC is a full-service literary agency that focuses on bringing fiction and non-fiction of quality to the largest possible audience. "
target: Russell & Volkening, Inc.
Russell & Volkening was founded in 1940 by Diarmuid Russell and Henry Volkening. They handle fiction, non-fiction and children's books, focusing on quality of writing and literary merit across the board.
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announced 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

International Creative Management, Inc., will acquire International Creative Management, Inc.

synopsis: International Creative Management's leaders announced a management buyout of the talent agency from private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management. International Creative Management is one of the world’s largest talent and literary agencies, with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.
buyer: International Creative Management, Inc.
International Creative Management is one of the world’s largest talent and literary agencies, with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. "
target parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
target: International Creative Management, Inc.
International Creative Management is one of the world’s largest talent and literary agencies, with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

H.I.G. Capital, will acquire Lagardère Sports and Entertainment

synopsis: Lagardère, the France-based media powerhouse, has announced plans to sell 75% of the Lagardère Sports agency to H.I.G. Capital. Lagardère Sports' key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with over $25 billion of equity capital under management. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Lagardère Sports and Entertainment
Lagardère Sports and Entertainment is a leading Sports and Entertainment agency. Their key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
price ($mm)
$122*
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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Crea Holdings, will acquire Tlarock Entertainment Inc.

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