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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Tele Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music, a music production company that specializes in providing music and sound effects for media companies, has acquired the historic French production music label Tele Music. Tele Music is known as one of the original "library music" icons and compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Tele Music
Based in France, Tele Music is a historic music production company and publisher. They are known as one of the original "library music" icons in France. They compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

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

Mojo Music & Media Group Limited, acquired Chelsea Music Publishing

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

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

synopsis: Warner Chappell Music announced the acquisition of the four publishing companies comprising the Gene Autry Music Group. Together, these catalogues contain more than 1,500 songs. In addition, Warner Chappell Music will be administering many of the Autry estate’s master recordings to facilitate one-stop synchronization licensing.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Warner Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. Warner Chappell Music provides the most innovative opportunities for songwriters & copyright holders. "
target: Gene Autry Music Group
Gene Autry Music Group is comprised of four publishing companies. Together, these catalogues contain more than 1,500 songs. Included are timeless classics such as Autry’s signature song, “Back In The Saddle Again,” and the holiday favorite, “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane).”
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closed 2/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Ithaca Holdings LLC, acquired Atlas Music Publishing LLC

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

Lyric Capital Group, acquired Spirit Music Group

synopsis: Lyric Capital Group, a private equity investment company, has acquired Spirit Music Group, one of the world's leading independent music publishers. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.
buyer: Lyric Capital Group
Lyric Capital Group was created by Jon Singer as a private equity investment company. "
target: Spirit Music Group
Spirit Music Group is one of the world's leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every leading musical genre. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.
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announced 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Sony Corporation of America, will acquire EMI Music Publishing

synopsis: Sony Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony, has agreed to acquire EMI Music Publishing from Mubadala Investment Company. EMI Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music publishers. EMI owns over two million songs that include classics by Queen, Carole King and the Motown catalog along with contemporary songs.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America is the U.S. headquarters of Sony, under which all Sony companies operate in the United States. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. "
target parent: Mubadala Investment Company
target: EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music publishers. EMI owns over two million songs that include classics by Queen, Carole King and the Motown catalog along with contemporary songs from Alicia Keys, Drake, Sam Smith, Pink, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Fetty Wap, Hozier and Sia.
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$663
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$249
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music Group, acquired Razor & Tie

synopsis: Concord Music has fully acquired the Razor & Tie record label. The deal includes Razor & Tie's label, publishing division, popular Kidz Bop brand and Washington Square Records alternative imprint. Razor & Tie was founded in 1990 and has become one of the largest privately owned independent music labels and publishing companies in North America.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music Group
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. "
target: Razor & Tie
With over 40 million units sold, over 20 years in business and multiple Grammy Awards, Razor & Tie is one of the largest privately owned independent music labels and publishing companies in North America.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, purchased Catalogue of Music Copyrights from EuropaCorp

synopsis: EuropaCorp Group has sold its catalogue of music copyrights to Sony/ATV Group, the world's number one music publishing company.This sale concerns approximately 1.500 titles linked to more than 100 films including the music of movies like the Taken trilogy or Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, ranging from songs by iconic names including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Queen and The Rolling Stones to contemporary superstars such as Lady Gaga. "
seller: EuropaCorp (ENXTPA:ECP:$169.26)
EuropaCorp Group's Catalog of Music Copyrights includes approximately 1.500 titles linked to more than 100 films including the music of movies like the Taken trilogy or Lucy, but also scores from bands like Archive or Massive Attack, and composers like Eric Serra and Alexandre Desplat.
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closed 4/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

JH Media Group, LLC merged with Everlert, Inc.,

synopsis: JH Media Group, LLC has merged with Everlert, Inc., a provider of strategic management and structured financing services with a focus on Entertainment and Real Estate. JH Media Group arranges, composes and publishes music and videos. They also own and control intellectual property rights, these include unpublished Elvis Presley and Tupac tracks.
buyer: Everlert, Inc. (EVLI:$0.04)
Everlert, Inc. is a provider of strategic management and structured financing services headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles and focused on the two most prominent business sectors in Southern California: Entertainment and Real Estate. "
target: JH Media Group, LLC
JH Media Group, LLC arranges, composes and publishes music and music videos. They also own and control intellectual property rights that have generated substantial revenue for several decades, these include include unpublished Elvis Presley and Tupac tracks.
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closed 1/30/2017 via Company Press Release

BMG Rights Management GmbH, acquired BBR Music Group

synopsis: The new BMG has announced that it has acquired Nashville-based independent powerhouse BBR Music Group, including its associated labels Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records, Wheelhouse Records, Red Bow Records and its music publishing company Magic Mustang Music.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG offers a new digital-age service alternative to songwriters, artists and rights owners in the music industry. It is a rights management company equally representing music publishing and recording rights. "
target: BBR Music Group
BBR Music Group is a Nashville-based independent music label and publisher powerhouse, which includes its associated labels Broken Bow Records, Stoney Creek Records, Wheelhouse Records, Red Bow Records and its music publishing company Magic Mustang Music.
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closed 9/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Sony Corporation of America, acquired Sony/ATV Music Publishing

synopsis: Sony Corporation ("Sony") and the Estate of Michael Jackson ("the Estate"), announced that following the satisfaction of applicable closing conditions, Sony Corporation of America ("SCA"), Sony's wholly owned subsidiary, has closed on the purchase of the remaining 50% interest in Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC ("Sony/ATV") from the Estate.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America does business through its subsidiaries. They include Sony Electronics, Sony Mobile Communications (USA), Sony Computer Entertainment America, Sony Network Entertainment International, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. "
target: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing established in 1995 as a joint venture between Sony and Michael Jackson, is the world’s leading music publisher. The company owns or administers more than 2 million copyrights, including some of the best known songs ever written.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

One Media iP Group Plc, acquired Owl Records

synopsis: One Media iP Group Plc, a digital media content provider, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the exclusive rights and ownership to the Owl Music Catalogue. Owl Records has a diverse catalogue of over 90 albums including Celtic folk, traditional and new age music.
buyer: One Media iP Group Plc (AIM:OMIP:$3.93)
One Media is a digital music and video rights owner. The consumer led but B2B (Business-to-business) operation looks to exploit its catalogue of over 170,000 music tracks and over 5,000 hours of video by recompiling the content for sale through over 600 digital music and video stores worldwide. "
target: Owl Records
Owl Records, founded in 1997, has a diverse catalogue of over 90 albums including Celtic folk, traditional and new age music. Original percussive arrangements of best loved classical compositions are also included in the catalogue. There is additionally a varied range of Christmas albums.
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closed 7/25/2016 via Company Press Release

Kobalt Music Group Ltd., purchased Significant Publishing Catalog from Nettwerk Music Group

synopsis: Kobalt, the world’s leading music services company, announced that KMC, an investment fund advised and managed by Kobalt, has acquired a significant portion of the Nettwerk Music Group publishing catalogue including more than 18k songs developed and acquired by Nettwerk over the last 30 years.
buyer: Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
Kobalt is the leading independent music services company. Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Label Services, and Neighbouring Rights divisions empower artists, songwriters, publishers and labels with advanced technology, transparency, flexibility, ownership and control. "
seller: Nettwerk Music Group
Nettwerk Music Groups's significant publishing catalogue includes more than 18k songs developed and acquired by Nettwerk over 30 years. With offices around the globe, Nettwerk Music Group achieves international critical and commercial success with its label, management and publishing rosters.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

BMG Chrysalis UK, acquired Beds and Beats Ltd

synopsis: BMG is expanding its production music business into the radio sector with the acquisition of Beds & Beats. The specialist UK production music company has developed a reputation for music used in promos, branding, idents and DJ talkover beds. Its clients range from Classic FM to Radio 1 Xtra.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Chrysalis UK
BMG Chrysalis UK offers a new digital-age service alternative to songwriters, artists and rights owners in the music industry. It is a rights management company equally representing music publishing and recording rights. "
target: Beds and Beats Ltd
Beds & Beats is a specialist UK production music company that was founded by established library and custom radio composer Dave Bethell. It has developed a reputation for music used in promos, branding, idents and DJ talkover beds. Its clients range from Classic FM to Radio 1 Xtra.
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closed 12/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Nettwerk Music Group, acquired Megadisc Classics

synopsis: Nettwerk Music Group announces that it has acquired the catalogue of music copyrights controlled by Gent, Belgium-based independent music company Megadisc NV, which controls recordings and publishing copyrights from such artists as Gabriel Rios, Buffalo Tom, Neeka, Mathilde Santing, Elisa Waut and many others.
buyer: Nettwerk Music Group
Nettwerk Music Group is the umbrella company for Nettwerk Records, Nettwerk Management, and Nettwerk One Publishing. Established in 1984, the Vancouver-based company was originally created as a record label to distribute recordings by the band Moev. "
target: Megadisc Classics
Gent, Belgium-based independent music company Megadisc NV controls recordings and publishing copyrights from such artists as Gabriel Rios, Buffalo Tom, Neeka, Mathilde Santing, Elisa Waut and many others.
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closed 4/16/2015 via PR Newswire

TuneCore merged with Believe Digital,

synopsis: Independent label services company Believe Digital has merged with TuneCore, the powerhouse digital music distribution and music publishing administration company. TuneCore has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore Artists $504 million on over 12 billion streams and downloads.
buyer: Believe Digital
Believe Digital is the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide. The company has over 250 employees worldwide with offices in France, The UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, LATAM, Asia, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and Africa. "
target: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. Their TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, and more.
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closed 7/9/2014 via BNC Analysis

Spirit Music Group, acquired Cal IV Entertainment, LLC

synopsis: Spirit Music Group has acquired Cal IV Entertainment, a Nashville-based indie music publisher, production and artist management company. Cal IV's songwriter roster includes Jim Collins, Rose Falcon, Eric Knutson, Eric Paslay, Matt Singleton and Brittany Taylor.
buyer parent: Pegasus Capital Advisors, L. P.
buyer: Spirit Music Group
Spirit Music Group, founded in 1995, is one of the world’s leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 40,000 songs spanning 7 decades and every musical genre. "
target: Cal IV Entertainment, LLC
Cal IV Entertainment is a Nashville-based indie music publisher, production and artist management company. Cal IV's songwriter roster includes Jim Collins, Rose Falcon, Eric Knutson, Eric Paslay, Matt Singleton and Brittany Taylor.
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closed 3/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rdio, Inc., acquired Dhingana

synopsis: India’s troubled music streaming startup Dhingana is being acquired by Rdio. Rdio will gain from Dhingana’s existing catalog over 1 million songs in 42 languages through this acquisition.
buyer: Rdio, Inc.
Rdio is the groundbreaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 20 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist, or playlist. "
target parent: Lightspeed Venture Partners
target: Dhingana
Dhingana is the largest online collection of Indian music. Their catalog gives users instant access to music from every corner of India. With Dhingana and Facebook users can discover what their friends are listening to, and share their play lists, favorite songs and albums with their friends.
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announced 9/2/2013 via Company Press Release

BMG Rights Management GmbH, will acquire Primary Wave Music

synopsis: BMG Rights Management, a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann, has agreed to acquire the bulk of publishing assets owned by the U.S.-based independent music publishing and management company Primary Wave.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG Rights Management is an international group of music companies focused on the management of music rights. They cover the entire range of rights administration, development, and funding of new master recordings and exploitation worldwide. "
target parent: Primary Wave Media LLC
target: Primary Wave Music
Primary Wave is one of the largest independent music publishing, marketing and talent management companies in the United States. It is a global music company that markets its unique publishing repertoire.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Tele Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music, a music production company that specializes in providing music and sound effects for media companies, has acquired the historic French production music label Tele Music. Tele Music is known as one of the original "library music" icons and compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Tele Music
Based in France, Tele Music is a historic music production company and publisher. They are known as one of the original "library music" icons in France. They compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Deep East Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music has acquired the influential independent UK production music company Deep East Music. Deep East Music was started in London in 2007 by entrepreneurs Ciaran McNeaney and Alex Marchant.  Over the past 10 years Deep East has grown rapidly to become one of the most highly-regarded production music companies in the world.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Deep East Music
Deep East Music is an influential independent UK production music company. Unlike many production music labels who simply curate, Deep East creates its music from scratch in its own studios, informed by its worldwide client network.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Tele Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music, a music production company that specializes in providing music and sound effects for media companies, has acquired the historic French production music label Tele Music. Tele Music is known as one of the original "library music" icons and compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Tele Music
Based in France, Tele Music is a historic music production company and publisher. They are known as one of the original "library music" icons in France. They compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
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closed 12/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired LOLA Audio Localization

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Localizadora Latam SC (“LOLA”). Based in Mexico City, LOLA provides Latin American Spanish dubbing, localisation and sound design services for the video game, film and television markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$323.52)
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: LOLA Audio Localization
LOLA has over 20 years of working experience in the industry of dubbing and 15 years doing sound design, working in content adaption projects in Latin American Spanish. Their services include audio localization, translate & adaptation, sound design, and original soundtracks.
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$0.68
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closed 7/3/2014 via Company Press Release

One Media iP Group Plc, acquired Point Classics

synopsis: One Media is pleased to announce that it has acquired from Telos Holdings Inc. of Los Angeles, USA, the entire rights to the Masters and all assets for the classic music catalogue known as `Point Classics.' Their library includes every genre of classical music for your film, TV, radio or audio project.
buyer: One Media iP Group Plc (AIM:OMIP:$3.93)
One Media is a digital music and video rights owner. The consumer led but B2B (Business-to-business) operation looks to exploit its catalogue of over 170,000 music tracks and over 5,000 hours of video by recompiling the content for sale through over 600 digital music and video stores worldwide. "
target: Point Classics
Point Classics is a digital web site for music supervisors and licensees. Their library includes every genre of classical music for your film, TV, radio or audio project. Users will find the production music they need in their extensive catalogue that features the world's most famous composers.
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Jones Media Group, acquired TM Century

synopsis: Jones Media Group, Ltd. and a wholly owned subsidiary have entered into a Merger Agreement with TM Century, Inc., through which TM Century will become a wholly owned subsidiary of JMG. Upon completion of a number of conditions, this transaction is expected to close on Sept. 29, 2006.
buyer: Jones Media Group
Jones Media Group (JMG) is the parent company of Jones Radio Networks, America's leading independent radio programming company. JMG also owns Jones MediaAmerica, America's largest independent ad sales representation company, which sells national advertising for more than 120 radio programs. "
target: TM Century
Dallas based TM Century, Inc. creates, produces and distributes music based products for all media and comedy & prep material for radio stations. Product lines include music compilation libraries and weekly new music distribution services, commercial production & imaging music, commercial jingles.
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closed 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pulse Recordings Inc., acquired Hitcher Music

synopsis: Pulse Music Group has acquired Hitcher, a firm specializing in synch placement, marketing and music supervision. Hitcher is a company used to connect music to film studios, television networks, gaming companies, music supervisors, online content providers, and more.
buyer: Pulse Recordings Inc.
Created by musicians for musicians, PULSE is a music publishing, management and music services company that is home to a talent roster credited with more than 100 million units of recorded music sales. "
target: Hitcher Music
Hitcher is a company used to connect music to film studios, television networks, gaming companies, music supervisors, online content providers, and more. Hitcher is a firm specializing in synch placement, marketing and music supervision.
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615 Music, acquired Metro Music

synopsis: 615 Music, one of America’s preeminent Production Music companies, providers of library and production music for television networks and programs, feature films, radio, commercials, on-air promos, interactive applications and multi-media clients, has acquired renowned music library company Metro Music Inc.
buyer: 615 Music
615 Music is a multi-award winning, full-service music development, recording, post-production and sound design company with clients that include broadcast and cable television networks and programs. 615’s client roster is comprised of virtually every major broadcast and cable television network. "
target: Metro Music
The Metro Music Production Library has long been regarded as the best small production music library in the industry. The catalog contains all original titles, fully cleared and ready to license for any film, video, or interactive/multi-media project.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Picture Shop Post, acquired The Farm

synopsis: Picture Shop, a company that provides post production and visual effects service to feature and television companies, has acquired The Farm, UK's largest post production and studio services Group. The Farm has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
buyer parent: Five Crowns Capital, LLC
buyer: Picture Shop Post
Picture Shop Post is a company that provides post production service to feature and television companies. Picture Shop Post specializes in visual effects and provides a unique vision to client projects. They are equipped with the latest technology in order to provide the highest quality of service. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Farm
The Farm is the UK's largest post production and studio services Group. It has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
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Dock10, will acquire Edit19

synopsis: MediaCityUK-based dock10 has agreed a deal to acquire boutique Manchester based post production house Edit19, bringing VFX and Motion Graphics specialisms to the company.
buyer: Dock10
Dock10, operating at the heart of MediaCityUK, is a leading digital media service provider. Clients have access to a wide range of HD TV studios, digital post-production, cloud media management services and advanced connectivity options. "
target: Edit19
Edit 19 concentrates on working closely with clients to deliver highly creative visual effects, animation and HD/3D finishing. Edit 19's services include Offline/Online editing, colour grading, GFX, VFX compositing, audio and 3D modelling and animation.
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closed 9/1/2013 via PR Web

Frozen Fire, acquired Big Eagle Productions

synopsis: Frozen Fire, a strategic messaging and video production company acquired Big Eagle productions a Dallas-based video production agency. This acquisition allows Frozen Fire to expand their video marketing services, helping small to midsize businesses effectively engage with their target audiences.
buyer: Frozen Fire
Frozen Fire is a digital business development and communication strategy firm that help businesses have the tools necessary to know exactly who their customers are and what their customers are looking for. It helps companies connect with their customers via digital marketing strategies "
target: Big Eagle Productions
Big Eagle Productions LLC provides video production services. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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Loveurope Group Limited, acquired Locomotion

synopsis: The Loveurope Group announced the completion of their acquisition of creative post-production facility Locomotion. Locomotion is a full service creative house providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
buyer: Loveurope Group Limited
Loveurope Group Limited operates as an advertising production network in Europe. It produces work for brand and agency clients in press, digital, television, and outdoor media markets. Its integrated marketing services allow clients to create, adapt, expand, and deliver brand communications. "
target: Locomotion
Established in 1994 as a boutique post production facility, Loco is an independent creative house, providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
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closed 8/7/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired RoyaltyFreeMusic.com

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that its Jupiterimages division has acquired the assets of RoyaltyFreeMusic.com including its wholly-owned music library. RoyaltyFreeMusic.com's library includes over 1,100 wholly-owned tracks of high quality royalty free themes, underscores, voiceovers, beats, loops and bumpers.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: RoyaltyFreeMusic.com
RoyaltyFreeMusic.com and Award Winning Music offer a royalty free music library full of nearly 1,000 tracks of high quality buyout music, production music, film music, music for video production, television and other multi-media projects.
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closed 12/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired AGM Factory

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of AGM Factory, a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: AGM Factory
AGM Factory is a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios. Founded in 2004 and based in Rennes, AGM is the first French full-service media house to operate complete studio facilities outside of Paris.
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closed 3/11/2013 via Market Wire

Chyron Corporation, acquired Hego Group

synopsis: Chyron Corporation, a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications, announced that its merger with Hego AB has been finalized, creating ChyronHego Corporation.
buyer: Chyron Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
Chyron defines and dominates the world of broadcast graphics. Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings. "
target: Hego Group
The Hego Group has spent over four decades helping broadcasters and the sports industry offer audiences a more engaging live entertainment experience by providing a full end-to-end delivery capability for the creation and enhancement of live production content.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
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closed 3/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Exequo

synopsis: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. announced the acquisition of Exequo, a privately-held audio production, translation & localization company that specializes in global video game services. Exequo will become part of Lionbridge Game Services, a Lionbridge service that provides end-to-end localization & testing services for game & entertainment studios.
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge provide detail-critical business processes, including translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions, which ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. "
target: Exequo
Exequo is a privately-held audio production, translation and localization company that specializes in global video game services. Founded in 1998, Exequo is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the games services industry.
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closed 6/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Production Resource Group, acquired XL Video Group

synopsis: Production Resource Group, L.L.C. announced that it has acquired the XL Video Group, one of the largest providers of premier multi-market video services. XL Video is a multi-award winning provider of creative video solutions for concert touring, corporate events, exhibitions, automotive, television, sports, and theatre.
buyer: Production Resource Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., ("PRG") is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: XL Video Group
Founded in 1995, XL Video is a multi award winning provider of creative video solutions for Concert Touring, Corporate and Special Events, Exhibitions and Trade Shows, Television, Sports, Theatre and The Arts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$93
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 1/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Production Resource Group, acquired Chaos Visual Productions

synopsis: Production Resource Group LLC, (PRG) the world's leading provider of entertainment and event technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Chaos Visual Productions. Headquartered in Burbank, CA, with an office in Bedfordshire, U.K., Chaos provides full service video production for live events.
buyer: Production Resource Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., ("PRG") is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: Chaos Visual Productions
Chaos Visual Productions has become the "go to" company for specialty lighting, LED special effects, video projection, show programming execution, and effects lighting for feature films and television.
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announced 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rockpool Investments LLP, will acquire Smyle

synopsis: Rockpool has acquired a majority stake in UK-headquartered creative agency Smyle. Smyle employs 70 people who work with global brands across sectors including tech, media, IT, finance and pharmaceuticals. The business has delivered international events for clients such as Samsung, Facebook, Salesforce, EY, BT and ARM.
buyer: Rockpool Investments LLP
Rockpool Investments LLC, a private company investment firm based in London, believes that private companies offer investors great value, potential for enhanced returns and diversification for traditional investment portfolios. Powerful tax reliefs for estate and tax planning are also key benefits. "
target: Smyle
Smyle is a creative agency based out of Hertford, United Kingdom. Smyle provides video production and content creation services to clients globally. They are passionate about fusing creativity with technology to deliver extraordinary live events and innovative digital experiences around the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$39
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mondiale Publishing, acquired Festival Awards Limited

synopsis: Festival Awards Ltd., producer of the U.K. Festival Awards, an annual celebration of the music festival industry, has welcomed a major new investor to its board in the form of Mondiale Publishing Ltd., producers of international business-to-business publications and awards events.
buyer: Mondiale Publishing
Mondiale Publishing is a UK-based company with experience in the live and installed lighting, sound and video industries. It publishes the global industry leading titles: Total Production International and mondo*dr, as well as mondo*arc, and sleeper magazine. Mondiale also organises the TPi Awards. "
target: Festival Awards Limited
Festival Awards Limited produces events primarily in the United Kingdom and Europe. It owns and produces the U.K. Festival Awards, an annual celebration of the music festival industry. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Tonbridge, United Kingdom.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Market Wire

Grom Social, acquired Top Draw Animation

synopsis: Grom Holdings Inc., the privately-held parent company of Grom Social Inc., announced that it has acquired 100 percent of award-winning, Top Draw Animation. The acquisition of a major international animation producer is the latest step as part of an aggressive growth strategy for Grom Social, the safe social network created for "by kids for kids."
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$8.02)
Grom Social is the safe social network created by "kids for kids". Launched by 12-year-old Zach Marks, Grom Social is quickly becoming the leading safe social media platform for children worldwide "
target: Top Draw Animation
Top Draw Animation specializes in 2D digital production methodologies. It provides a full range of pre-production and production services to leading international producers.
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