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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Grom Social, purchased Bonnie Boat & Friends from Raise TV

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, an innovative leader in providing original social media content to children, has acquired the Bonnie Boat & Friends brand from Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network. Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more."
seller: Raise TV
Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another. Bonnie Boat & Friends belongs to Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network that offers original faith-based series programming.
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closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Koch Media, acquired Sola Media

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired Sola Media through THQ Nordic subsidiary, Koch Film. One of the leading companies in its field, Sola Media has been operating in the international arena since 2004, selling some of the most beloved children & family films across the globe, and specializing in high-quality animated features for the big screen.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Sola Media
One of the leading companies in its field, Sola Media has been operating in the international arena since 2004, selling some of the most beloved children & family films across the globe, and specializing in high-quality animated features for the big screen. They are based in Germany.
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closed 2/6/2020 via PR Newswire

Relish Interactive, acquired Rocket Cartoons

synopsis: Relish Interactive, an award-winning Canadian digital studio, has acquired Rocket Cartoons, an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
buyer: Relish Interactive
Relish Interactive is an award-winning Canadian digital studio. Relish Interactive mixes storytelling and animation with technical magic to create immersive experiences for any platform. From apps and games to film and TV, their work connects brands with audiences in unforgettable ways. "
target: Rocket Cartoons
Rocket Cartoons is an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
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closed 11/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Television Russia, acquired Parovoz LLC

synopsis: Digital Television Russia (DTR), a Russian media company focused on thematic TV, has acquired a 51% stake in Parovoz, one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern and more.
buyer parent: All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
buyer: Digital Television Russia
Digital Television Russia (DTR) is a Russian media company focused on thematic TV. DTR delivers audiovisual content to TVs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, and movie theaters. DTR operates 19 channels that offer various genres, including entertainment, educational, drama, documentary and more. "
target: Parovoz LLC
Parovoz is one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern, Leo and Tig, Fantasy Patrol, Heroes of Envell and more.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aardman Animations Limited, acquired Aardman Animations Limited

synopsis: Aardman Animation, the stop-motion studio behind the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit shorts and Chicken Run, has brokered a new deal that puts ownership of the studio in the hands of its employees. Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who started the company, have ordered 75% of shares placed into a trust, where they will be held for Aardman’s workers.
buyer: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. "
target: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
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closed 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Mediawan S.A., acquired ON Kids & Family

synopsis: Mediawan, an independent European audiovisual content platform, is continuing its development by acquiring ON Kids & Family, a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family.
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: ON Kids & Family
ON Kids & Family is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family, including CGI animated feature films (The Little Prince) and television series (Miraculous Ladybug) meant for audiences around the world.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Media, acquired Cosmos-Maya

synopsis: Emerald Media, a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia, has acquired a majority stake in Cosmos-Maya, Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Emerald Media
Emerald Media is a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia. Emerald Media primarily focuses on providing growth capital to media, entertainment and digital media companies. "
target: Cosmos-Maya
Cosmos-Maya is Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content. Cosmos-Maya produces around 600 minutes (30 half hours) of animation on a monthly basis and has produced over 20000 minutes of original animated content.
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announced 10/1/2017 via Reuters

Bain Capital, will acquire Asatsu-DK, Inc.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital aims to buy advertising agency, Asatsu-DK Inc. Headquartered in Tokyo, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target: Asatsu-DK, Inc. (TSE:9747:$3,108.59)
Asatsu-DK Inc. is a Japanese advertising agency. Headquartered in the Toranomon Hills building complex in Minato, Tokyo since June 2014, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
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$3,120
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Factory, acquired Rollo Rights Limited

synopsis: Manchester-based, BAFTA-winning animation studio Factory has acquired Rollo Rights, and will be developing their own IP under its new licensing division Factory Rights. Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, and more.
buyer: Factory
Factory is an independent, innovative, multi-genre animation studio working in broadcast and advertising. Factory has developed a reputation as a world leader in the design and collaborative development of immersive entertainment. "
target: Rollo Rights Limited
Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, as well as King Rollo, Victor & Maria, Towser, Watt the Devil, Art, Ric, and Dr Xargle.
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closed 3/8/2017 via Company Press Release

Kaiken Entertainment Ltd, purchased Animation Studio and Publishing business from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Kaiken Entertainment, a entertainment company specializing in storytelling through film, apps, streaming video and publishing, has purchased Rovio's TV animation studio in Vancouver and Rovio's book publishing business. The two assets have made a variety of animations and books about Rovio's most well know franchise, Angry Birds.
buyer: Kaiken Entertainment Ltd
Kaiken Entertainment is an entertainment company based out of Los Angeles, Helsinki and Vancouver specializing in storytelling through TV, film, digital products and publishing with a team that has achieved the impossible many times over. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Rovio is a entertainment media company. Their most well know product is the Angry Birds mobile app game. They own an animation studio and publishing buisness which have expanded the Angry Birds universe by creating a variety of cartoons and fictional books for the franchise.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Boat Rocker Media, acquired Jam Filled Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Boat Rocker Media, a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium content and brands, continues to make strategic investments to grow its family and kids content with the acquisition of Jam Filled Entertainment, a leading full service animation company in Canada. With a focus on premium 2D content.
buyer: Boat Rocker Media
Boat Rocker Media is a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium media content for all platforms and develops brands and IP for worldwide monetization. "
target: Jam Filled Entertainment Inc.
Founded in 2008, Jam Filled Entertainment is a full-service digital animation studio headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, providing quality work from concept to animation.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aardman Animations Limited, acquired Nathan Love

synopsis: Aardman Animation, the creator of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, is to make its first international expansion by taking a majority stake in New York-based animation studio Nathan Love. Through the deal, Aardman will set up its first permanent production facility outside the UK.
buyer: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. "
target: Nathan Love
Driven by a passion to tell great stories and connect with audiences around the globe, Nathan Love develops memorable characters, imaginative worlds, and engaging narratives for television, film, interactive and more.
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announced 10/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Toonz Media Group, will acquire Imira Entertainment

synopsis: India's Toonz Entertainment has agreed to acquire Spain's Imira Entertainment, a producer-distributor of kids content. Imira is behind such series as Sandra the Fairytale Detective and Lucky Fred. Toonz Entertainment will take full ownership of Imira, subject to due diligence.
buyer: Toonz Media Group
Toonz Media Group is a group of companies that offer production services in animation. The companies include Toonz Animation, one of the biggest animation production houses in South Asia, Toonz Digital, a web and game developer, and Toonz Academy, a top animation school in Kerala. "
target: Imira Entertainment
Imira Entertainment is a leading Spanish company in the production and international distribution of animation and fiction series and films for children and adolescents, specializing in digital contents.
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closed 7/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Cake Entertainment Limited, acquired Cake Entertainment Limited

synopsis: The management of U.K.-based kids company CAKE Entertainment has bought back the 51 percent stake previously owned by Spain’s Zinkia. CAKE is one of the world's leading kids' and family entertainment distributors.
buyer: Cake Entertainment Limited
CAKE is one of the world's leading kids' and family entertainment distributors. Since 2002, the London-based company has worked with animation and live-action producers from around the world to develop, co-produce, commercially position and manage their IP propositions for international market. "
target parent: Zinkia Entertainment
target: Cake Entertainment Limited
CAKE is one of the world's leading kids' and family entertainment distributors. Since 2002, the London-based company has worked with animation and live-action producers from around the world to develop, co-produce, commercially position and manage their IP propositions for international market.
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announced 1/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Nippon TV Holdings, will acquire Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Nippon TV Holdings has announced its agreement to acquire Tatsunoko Production, a Takara Tomy Group company. Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd. is a Japanese animation company founded in 1962.
buyer: Nippon TV Holdings (TSE:9404:$3,175.77)
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Takara Tomy Company, Ltd.
target: Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd.
Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd. is a Japanese animation company founded in 1962.
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closed 1/12/2018 via PR Newswire

9 Story Media Group Inc., acquired Out of the Blue Enterprises, LLC.

synopsis: 9 Story Media Group is pleased to announce that it has acquired Out of the Blue Enterprises, a leader in children's media across content creation, TV production, digital applications and consumer products.
buyer: 9 Story Media Group Inc.
9 Story Media Group is a leading creator, producer and distributor of kids and family focused intellectual property. Its award-winning animation studio, Brown Bag Films, is recognized around the world for best-in-class brands such as Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger's Neighbourhood, and more. "
target: Out of the Blue Enterprises, LLC.
Out of the Blue Enterprises is a leader in children's educational media, with a portfolio of breakthrough, interactive and multi-platform, educational entertainment for television, video, mobile apps and consumer products.
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closed 7/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., acquired Boulder Media

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc. has acquired Boulder Media, a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. Boulder has produced a variety of award-winning series for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney and BBC. Founded in 2000, Boulder is one of the fastest growing animation studios in Ireland with approximately 150 full-time employees.
buyer: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS:$4,681.38)
Hasbro is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families. "
target: Boulder Media
Boulder Media is a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. One of Ireland’s largest animation studios, it has produced many great shows for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, BBC and Disney, including Wander Over Yonder for Disney, and Go Jetters and Danger Mouse for BBC.
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announced 12/2/2014 via Reuters

DHX Media Ltd., will acquire Nerd Corps Entertainment

synopsis: DHX Media Ltd, which produces children's entertainment shows, said it has agreed to buy privately held Nerd Corps Entertainment, one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media Ltd., a leading broadcaster, creator, producer and marketer of family entertainment, is recognized globally for such brands as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, and the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise. "
target: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome.
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closed 7/30/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Moonbug, acquired Cocomelon

synopsis: Cocomelon, the YouTube children’s animated nursery rhymes and songs channel that is one of the platform’s most-viewed channel with over 3.3 billion average monthly views, has been acquired by Moonbug Entertainment.
buyer: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills. "
target: Cocomelon
Cocomelon is a YouTube children’s animated nursery rhymes and songs channel that is one of the platform’s most-viewed channel with over 3.3 billion average monthly views
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closed 2/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Riki Group, acquired Aeroplane Productions

synopsis: Leading Russian animation company Riki Group (Kikoriki) has acquired a controlling interest and consolidation of 100% of the shares of Aeroplane Productions. Aeroplane Productions, with headquarters in Moscow, Russia, specializes in the production of cultural and commercial projects that feature high quality animation.
buyer: Riki Group
Riki Group is a leading animation holding in Russia, specializing in creation, management, licensing and promotion of media brands for a family audience in Russia, CIS States and territory of the European Union. "
target: Aeroplane Productions
Aeroplane Productions, with headquarters in Moscow, Russia, specializes in the production of cultural and commercial projects that feature high quality animation.
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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Grom Social, purchased Bonnie Boat & Friends from Raise TV

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, an innovative leader in providing original social media content to children, has acquired the Bonnie Boat & Friends brand from Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network. Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more."
seller: Raise TV
Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another. Bonnie Boat & Friends belongs to Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network that offers original faith-based series programming.
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announced 4/7/2021 via BusinessWire

Grom Social, will acquire Curiosity Ink Media, LLC.

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, Inc., announced it has entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire kids and family entertainment company, Curiosity Ink Media, LLC. – a producer and developer of original kid-friendly content – to complement the Company’s existing offerings of brand-safe social media.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. is a growing social media platform and original content provider of entertainment for children under 13 years of age, which provides safe and secure digital environments for kids that can be monitored by their parents or guardians. "
target: Curiosity Ink Media, LLC.
Curiosity Ink Media is a global media company that develops, acquires, builds, grows and maximizes the short, mid & long-term commercial potential of Kids & Family entertainment properties and associated business opportunities.
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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Grom Social, purchased Bonnie Boat & Friends from Raise TV

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, an innovative leader in providing original social media content to children, has acquired the Bonnie Boat & Friends brand from Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network. Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more."
seller: Raise TV
Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another. Bonnie Boat & Friends belongs to Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network that offers original faith-based series programming.
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closed 1/3/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Grom Social, acquired Fyoosion

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, a social media company providing a safe networking environment for children ages five to 16, has acquired the assets of New Jersey-based Fyoosion, LLC, a Customer Acquisition and Conversion Centric marketing platform with the core focus on web channels i.e. brand sites and micro or conversion centric sites.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more."
target: Fyoosion
Fyoosion is a Customer Acquisition and Conversion Centric marketing platform with the core focus on web channels i.e. brand sites and micro or conversion centric sites. Fyoosion allows for the input derived from campaigns, script and offers to be fed into the system to get results instantly.
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closed 1/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Grom Social, a social media website for children, acquired the assets of Norcross, Georgia based TeleMate.Net Software’s NetSpective Webfilter Division. The NetSpective Webfilter Division is an entity that provides web filtering services to approximately 400 school districts which encompasses an estimated 2 million children from the ages of 5-17.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
At Grom Social, kids have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom is a social community with an extensive variety of original content and engaging features. This includes exclusive Grom TV videos, fun games, interesting photos and thought provoking Fan Pages. "
seller: Telemate.Net Software
The NetSpective Webfilter Division is an entity that provides web filtering services to approximately 400 school districts. TeleMate.Net Software is a global leader in providing scalable unified communication analytic and web security solutions.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Market Wire

Grom Social, acquired Top Draw Animation

synopsis: Grom Holdings Inc., the privately-held parent company of Grom Social Inc., announced that it has acquired 100 percent of award-winning, Top Draw Animation. The acquisition of a major international animation producer is the latest step as part of an aggressive growth strategy for Grom Social, the safe social network created for "by kids for kids."
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is the safe social network created by "kids for kids". Launched by 12-year-old Zach Marks, Grom Social is quickly becoming the leading safe social media platform for children worldwide "
target: Top Draw Animation
Top Draw Animation specializes in 2D digital production methodologies. It provides a full range of pre-production and production services to leading international producers.
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announced 4/7/2021 via BusinessWire

Grom Social, will acquire Curiosity Ink Media, LLC.

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, Inc., announced it has entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire kids and family entertainment company, Curiosity Ink Media, LLC. – a producer and developer of original kid-friendly content – to complement the Company’s existing offerings of brand-safe social media.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social Enterprises, Inc. is a growing social media platform and original content provider of entertainment for children under 13 years of age, which provides safe and secure digital environments for kids that can be monitored by their parents or guardians. "
target: Curiosity Ink Media, LLC.
Curiosity Ink Media is a global media company that develops, acquires, builds, grows and maximizes the short, mid & long-term commercial potential of Kids & Family entertainment properties and associated business opportunities.
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closed 6/4/2009 via Market Wire

Cascadia Investments, Inc., acquired TinyTwirp.com

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

Inke, acquired Jimu

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

OrangeGames BV, acquired Sulake Oy

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

Ideon Media, acquired Nexopia.com Inc.

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

Youthology Media, acquired TeenSpot

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

Teens In Tech Networks, acquired Yazzem

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

Facebook, acquired tbh

synopsis: Facebook has anounced they have acquired tbh, an app for teens to give positive feedback to their friends. With over 2.5 million users, tbh is one of the fastest growing social networks of all time. They are based in Oakland, CA.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$78,975.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: tbh
tbh is an app for teens to give positive feedback to their friends. With over 2.5 million users, tbh is one of the fastest growing social networks of all time. They are based in Oakland, California.
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closed 5/20/2008 via PR Newswire

IAC/InterActiveCorp, acquired StarNet Interactive

synopsis: IAC Consumer Applications & Portals, Inc., announced the acquisition of Israeli-based StarNet Interactive, producers of GirlSense.com, a virtual community that offers teen girls a place to develop social networks around fashion. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: IAC/InterActiveCorp
IAC Consumer Applications & Portals, Inc., a wholly owned business of IAC/InterActiveCorp, is a leading web developer of consumer applications and portals which enable users to creatively and visually express themselves online. "
target: StarNet Interactive
StarNet Interactive produces GirlSense and strives to provide members with on-line experiences that are safe, unique and fun. GirlSense is COPPA compliant requiring site operators to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of all members' personal information 12-years-old or younger.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Web

StudentBridge, acquired TeenInk

synopsis: StudentBridge, virtual experience specialists that help colleges and universities achieve their enrollment goals, has acquired TeenInk, the leading publication for teens. TeenInk's magazine, book series, and website offer teens the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on issues that affect their lives.
buyer: StudentBridge
StudentBridge are virtual experience specialists. StudentBridge has helped over 250 colleges and universities achieve their enrollment goals. They work with each institution to develop unique and completely customized digital solutions to engage with students and drive conversion at every stage. "
target: TeenInk
TeenInk is the leading publication for teens. TeenInk's magazine, book series, and website offer teens the opportunity to publish their creative work and opinions on issues that affect their lives, everything from love and family to school, current events, and self-esteem.
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closed 9/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Saban Brands LLC, acquired Zui

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

Walt Disney Internet Group, acquired Club Penguin

synopsis: The Walt Disney Company has acquired Club Penguin, one of the fastest-growing online virtual worlds for kids. The addition of Club Penguin to Disney’s existing online assets will further strengthen the company’s objective of establishing clear leadership in online virtual worlds for kids and families.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Walt Disney Internet Group
The Walt Disney Internet Group offers a compelling mix of interactive entertainment and information content and services for Internet and mobile devices for audiences around the world. WDIG is a developer of unique new media experiences specifically designed for Internet and mobile media. "
target: Club Penguin
New Horizon Interactive set out to create an online world for kids where they could safely play games, have fun and interact. As parents and Internet specialists, New Horizon's owners wanted to develop a place they’d be comfortable letting their own kids visit.
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rev ($mm)
$24.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.01
EBIT ($mm)
$7.57
Net Income ($mm)
$4.63
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DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise.
year
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rev ($mm)
$318.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.18
EBIT ($mm)
$18.82
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Genius Brands International, Inc
Genius Brands International, Inc
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution.
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$1.92
EBITDA ($mm)
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Broadview Institute
Broadview Media has provided creative and production services for television programming, business communications and the education markets. Broadview provides turnkey video production for business and organizations, specializing in the support of media initiatives for associations and non-profits,
year
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$17.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.54)
EBIT ($mm)
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Grom Social
Grom Social
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more.
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$6.16
EBITDA ($mm)
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Kiwibox.com, Inc.
Kiwibox.com, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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