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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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announced 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gameset will be merged with LTTM,

synopsis: Gameset, a Polish gaming marketing agency with a goal is to connect brands with gamer and e-sport communities, is to merge with LTTM, the largest group in Poland providing video and influencer marketing services.
buyer parent: Mediacap SA
buyer: LTTM
LTTM is the largest group in Poland providing video and influencer marketing services. 62% of the industry in Poland is developing under its wings. "
target: Gameset
Gameset is a gaming marketing agency. Their goal is to connect brands with gamer and e-sport communities.
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announced 3/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire BEAT Gaming Corp.

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the shares of BEAT Gaming Corp., an arm's length private Toronto-based esports organizer and management company. BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.76)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: BEAT Gaming Corp.
BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG. In addition to running their own events, they provide consulting, tournament organization and marketing services out of Toronto, Ontario Canada.
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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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announced 12/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Twitch Interactive, Inc., will acquire GoodGame Agency

synopsis: Twitch, the leading video platform for gamers, announced that it will acquire GoodGame, the world’s first full-service agency dedicated to the esports and live video game broadcasting communities. Since its inception nearly a decade ago, GoodGame has grown into one of the gaming industry’s most progressive talent and content companies.
buyer: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Twitch is the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers where more than 60 million gather every month to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.1 million broadcasters. Twitch is the backbone of both live and on-demand video distribution for the video game ecosystem. "
target: GoodGame Agency
GoodGame is an all-in-one talent and content company focused on gaming and esports. Over the past decade, its staff of industry veterans has worked with teams, represented players, managed tournaments, created content, and brought numerous marquee advertisers into the gaming space.
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announced 4/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Media, will acquire WonderAd

synopsis: Aegis Media has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Beijing Wonder Advertising Co (WonderAd), a digital planning and buying agency specialising in China’s online gaming industry, with eCRM and performance marketing capabilities.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Aegis Media
Aegis Media operates as an independent media communications network. It offers media communications and digital network services. The company provides digital media solutions and fully integrated digital campaigns. "
target: WonderAd
Founded in 2003, WonderAd (Beijing Wonder Advertising Co) is a full service digital media and marketing agency, which employs over 200 staff. Current key gaming clients include SNDA, Tencent Gaming, NetEase Gaming, RenRen Gaming and Perfect World.
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closed 1/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Ayzenberg Group, acquired The Social Method

synopsis: Ayzenberg Group, one of the ten largest privately held creative agencies on the West Coast, announced that it has acquired The Social Method, one of the fastest growing social media marketing agencies in Southern California.
buyer: Ayzenberg Group
Ayzenberg Group is a full-service brand leadership group. One of the ten largest privately held creative agencies on the West Coast, Ayzenberg has created campaigns focused on successfully reaching and motivating tweens, teens and the 18-34 year old demographic since 1993. "
target: The Social Method
Founded in 2009, The Social Method is one of the fastest growing social media marketing agencies in Southern California. The agency focuses on entertainment and video games and has developed a proprietary toolset that provides deep and timely analysis of social campaigns.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

ReKTGlobal, acquired Greenlit Content

synopsis: Esports infrastructure company and Rogue parent ReKTGlobal has acquired Greenlit Content, a company that operates videogame and esports-centric websites. Greenlit Content has a claimed reach of up to 100M people monthly via its editorial, video, and social content, and also operates GameDaily Connect Conferences.
buyer: ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal, Inc is an esports agency and production services company that supports the entire ecosystem. ReKTGlobal also includes an esports jobs board (ReKTJobs), a varsity esports recruiting platform (ReKTUniversity), and Rogue, a professional esports organization. "
target: Greenlit Content
Greenlit Content is a content marketing agency that specializes in creating compelling content aimed at gamers. Greenlit creates content in every format, including videos, livestreams, written articles, VR, and more. Greenlit also helps their clients create and launch their own websites.
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closed 5/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Fire Without Smoke

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the video games industry, announces that it has acquired Fire Without Smoke, further strengthening the Group’s art services line. Founded in 2013 and with offices in London and Montreal, Fire Without Smoke provides creative and marketing services to game publishers and developers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
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: Fire Without Smoke
Fire Without Smoke provides creative and marketing services to game publishers and developers, including creating game trailers, marketing art and materials for esports events and providing marketing consultancy and design services to the industry.
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announced 6/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Metaps Inc., will acquire KOL Media Limited

synopsis: Metaps, a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform, will acquire KOL Media, a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, and more.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$162.34)
Founded in 2007, Metaps is a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform. Metaps' platform uses AI and big data to help developers maximize their app revenue and optimize campaign performance. "
target: KOL Media Limited
KOL Media is a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, out-of-home advertising, and more.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

Double Fusion, acquired NeoEdge

synopsis: Double Fusion, the leading independent provider of in-game advertising technology and sales solutions, has acquired the assets of rival NeoEdge Networks, the leading digital media company, providing total advertising and sponsored community solutions for the online casual games industry.
buyer: Double Fusion
Founded in 2004, Double Fusion is the leading independent provider of in-game advertising technology and sales solutions. The company's technology allows publishers to integrate brands and product advertisements within connected PC and video games. "
target: NeoEdge
NeoEdge, headquartered in Mountain View, California with sales offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto, Canada, is the leading digital media company, providing total advertising and sponsored community solutions for the online casual games industry.
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closed 8/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Edge226, purchased Webpals Mobile from Webpals Group

synopsis: Edge226 announces the acquisition of Webpals Mobile (from Webpals Holdings) to affirm its strength in the app-install market while increasing focus and scale through social channels. Webpals Mobile is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook and focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications.
buyer parent: PLYmedia
buyer: Edge226
Edge 226 is an innovative provider of data-driven ad-tech solutions, focused on providing its clients with smart tools for quality and transparent user acquisition. Peak Performance-Based DSP (demand-side platform), is their leading product enabling programmatic buying for both video & display. "
seller parent: XLMedia plc
seller: Webpals Group
Webpals Mobile, formerly known as DAU-UP ClicksMob, is a Google App preferred creative partner and a marketing partner of Facebook, that focuses on driving high-intent users for social gaming applications and premium performance advertisers.
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closed 5/28/2013 via PR Newswire

Refinery29, acquired Socialbomb Inc.

synopsis: Refinery29, the leading lifestyle platform for inspiration on how to live a more stylish and creative life, announced the acquisition of Brooklyn based creative technology studio Socialbomb. The executive team of Socialbomb will assume senior leadership positions in product and technology, accelerating Refinery29's mobile and social initiatives.
buyer: Refinery29
Refinery29, the largest independent fashion and style website in the United States, is a lifestyle platform that delivers nonstop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life. "
target: Socialbomb Inc.
Socialbomb helps developers and creatives build innovative apps for social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and the iPhone. Socialbomb also provides a web-based administration and analytics suite to manage and measure the apps running on each platform.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd. merged with Creative Artists Agency China,

synopsis: Momentum Sports has merged with Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China), a world-class media and entertainment platform. Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Momentum Sports has provided professional and prospective consulting services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, BMW, and more.
buyer parent: Creative Artists Agency
buyer: Creative Artists Agency China
Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China) is a world-class media and entertainment platform. The company focuses on talent representation, media finance, brand consulting, and entertainment marketing. "
target: Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Focused on traditional sports, eSports and crossover entertainment, Momentum Sports has provided their services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, Home Credit, BMW, Logitech and Nike.
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closed 1/21/2015 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Global eSports Management

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, Inc. announced its acquisition of Global eSports Management (GEM), an international full-service eSports talent agency that manages clients across the professional gaming industry. Founded in 2013, GEM establishes distinct brands for its clients in the gaming community through sponsorship and marketing opportunities.
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: Global eSports Management
Global Esports Management (GEM) is an international organisation with offices in Europe, North America and Asia. They work to connect and grow all aspects of the professional gaming industry, from players and spectators, to sponsors and event management.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Ichi Worldwide

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the go-to provider of technical and creative services to the global video games industry, has announced that it has acquired ICHI. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Ichi Worldwide
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
price ($mm)
$4.34
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$4
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired The TrailerFarm

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the video games industry, has acquired The TrailerFarm, a company that creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$367.39)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: The TrailerFarm
TrailerFarm creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world, from AAA to indie developers of all sizes, even solo teams.
price ($mm)
$1.31
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$1
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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 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 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 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)
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$16
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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.
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$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.
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