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closed 12/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, acquired GoCityKids

synopsis: Nickelodeon has acquired GoCityKids, an online city directory and resource for both visiting and local families. The announcement was made today by Jeff Dunn, President, Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
target: GoCityKids
GoCityKids gives you shortcuts to the city at its best—its parks, stores, professional services, restaurants, babysitters, places to stay, and entertainment, among other things.
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closed 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

CafeMom, acquired Baby Name Wizard

synopsis: CafeMom, the leading digital media company for moms, dedicated to improving moms' lives by helping them make better decisions, form genuine connections, and take a deserved break, has announced its acquisition of Baby Name Wizard, the leading destination for expectant parents making the important decision of what to name their baby.
buyer: CafeMom
CafeMom is the leading digital media company for moms, dedicated to improving moms' lives by helping them make better decisions, form genuine connections, and take a deserved break. CafeMom's family of properties reaches more than 30MM UVs / month. "
target: Baby Name Wizard
BabyNameWizard.com was founded in 2008 by best-selling author and baby name expert Laura Wattenberg and longtime digital media executive Jennie Baird with the goal of creating the most robust, comprehensive and engaging tools and advice for baby name research anywhere.
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closed 11/28/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Parent Previews Inc., acquired Parent Previews Inc.

synopsis: One Voice Communications Ltd has sold Calgary-based Parent Previews to Kirsten Hawkes, a transaction which keeps the family-oriented movie review website in Canadian hands. The website will continue to offer its longstanding services: movie grades and reviews, discussion questions, and alternate viewing recommendations.
buyer: Parent Previews Inc.
Calgary-based Parent Previews Inc. is a family-oriented movie review website. The website offers movie grades and reviews, discussion questions, and alternate viewing recommendations. "
target: Parent Previews Inc.
Calgary-based Parent Previews Inc. is a family-oriented movie review website. The website offers movie grades and reviews, discussion questions, and alternate viewing recommendations.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

Sandbox & Co., acquired Family Education Network

synopsis: Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Family Education Network
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
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closed 7/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Philips Electronics NV, acquired Health & Parenting Ltd

synopsis: Philips, a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering products, services and solutions, has acquired Health & Parenting Ltd, an independent developer of healthcare and family-related mobile applications guiding users through pregnancy and early parenthood.
buyer: Philips Electronics NV (ENXTAM:PHIA:$20,876.84)
Royal Philips Electronics is a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering products, services and solutions. The company has medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, home appliances, as well as consumer electronics. "
target: Health & Parenting Ltd
Health & Parenting is an independent developer of healthcare and family-related mobile applications guiding users through pregnancy and early parenthood. Founded in 2012, their flagship product is Pregnancy+, the complete pregnancy app that is the most recommended by midwives and paediatricians.
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closed 11/28/2016 via PR Newswire

The Wellness Network, acquired Bundoo

synopsis: The Wellness Network, parent company of the Newborn Channel and Your NICU Baby, is significantly expanding its reach to expectant and new Moms through the acquisition of Bundoo, a physician-driven parenting website. This acquisition positions The Wellness Network to engage expectant and new moms online.
buyer parent: Wafra Partners
buyer: The Wellness Network
The Wellness Network owns The Patient Channel, The Newborn Channel, and HealthStyle Press, the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks. Delivered directly to patient rooms and waiting areas, the Channels provide viewers with original, award-winning health programs. "
target: Bundoo
Bundoo is a physician-driven pregnancy and parenting website that educates and engages expecting and new parents. Bundoo.
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closed 6/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Wildflower Health, acquired Circle

synopsis: Wildflower Health, a leading mobile health software company, announced it has acquired the Circle Women's Health Platform, a mobile health technology incubated by Providence St. Joseph Health. Circle is a mobile app created to ensure their patients regularly receive curated, provider-approved family and children's health resources.
buyer: Wildflower Health
Wildflower Health grows healthy families by making intelligent connections between consumers and their healthcare. They simplify healthcare every day, helping families manage the health needs of moms, dads, kids and aging parents on one shared mobile application. "
target parent: Providence St. Joseph Health
target: Circle
Circle is a mobile app created to ensure their patients regularly receive curated, provider-approved family and children's health resources. The app serves as a single source of information for parents, providing resources on everything from breastfeeding to teenager interactions.
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closed 11/5/2014 via Market Wire

Mommy Nearest Inc., acquired Slidelane, Inc.

synopsis: Mommy Nearest, the company behind the fastest-growing geo-location mobile app for parents and caregivers in the United States, announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based online parenting resource and small business marketing platform Slidelane.
buyer: Mommy Nearest Inc.
Mommy Nearest develops a popular geo-location app for parents and caregivers in the U.S. The Mommy Nearest app provides unique content and geography-based, word-of-mouth recommendations, making it incredibly easy for parents to make informed decisions on where to take the kids while on-the-go. "
target: Slidelane, Inc.
Slidelane is a social discovery platform where new parents can find, recommend and share the best places and services in their neighborhoods. The company is based in Santa Clara, California.
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closed 9/11/2014 via PR Web

Get It, LLC, acquired Mamapedia

synopsis: Get It®, a leading operator of niche classified and career websites, acquired Mamapedia.com, a leading portal and online community for mothers. Founded in 2004, the San Francisco based Mamapedia™ has more than three million members who use the site to exchange ideas and get answers on an array of parenting and lifestyle topics.
buyer: Get It, LLC
Get It® is a technology company based in Alexandria, VA that specializes in introductions. Since 2006, Get It has created more than six hundred safe, online communities, offering consumers with one-click access to precisely what they need, and companies avenues in which to reach them. "
target parent: Modnique
target: Mamapedia
Mamapedia™ is an online community that connects moms at every stage of their children's lives to compelling content from the source they trust most: other moms. Every day, moms turn to Mamapedia.com for advice on everything moms need.
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closed 1/8/2013 via PR Newswire

Totsy, Inc., acquired Mamasource, Inc.

synopsis: TOTSY, a leading private sale site exclusively dedicated to delivering deals on must-haves for parents, babies and kids, announced that the company has acquired the assets of Mamasource, Inc., a leading daily deal site for moms. TOTSY will add over two million moms to its existing base.
buyer: Totsy, Inc.
Headquartered in New York, Totsy is a privately held company dedicated to providing its members with access to essential products and brands designed for expecting moms, parents, babies and kids at sample sale prices. Shopping events are designer-specific and held over a 72 hour period. "
target: Mamasource, Inc.
Mamasource is one of the largest mom focused community and commerce sites on the Internet. Mamasource.com is where moms come to find trusted, high quality products focused on helping them to live life better. Moms visit its core community site, mamapedia.com, for wisdom and insight from other moms.
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Care Sourcer Ltd, acquired Good Care Guide Ltd./Care Home Advisor Limited

synopsis: Edinburgh-based Care Sourcer has bought social care consumer websites Good Care Guide and Care Home Advisor from healthcare intelligence provider LaingBuisson. Care Sourcer is the UK’s first comparison and matching site for care of the elderly. Care Home Advisor aggregates real time data to help people find the right care home for their needs.
buyer: Care Sourcer Ltd
Care Sourcer - dubbed 'the Rightmove of care' - is the UK’s first comparison and matching site for care of the elderly. Care Sourcer was founded in Edinburgh in 2016 by Parfery and Andrew McGinley. "
target parent: Laing & Buisson
target: Good Care Guide Ltd./Care Home Advisor Limited
Good Care Guide is a leading website to find, rate and review care for older people (as well as childcare) in care homes and those looking for care at home across England, Scotland and Wales. Care Home Advisor aggregates real time data to help find the right care home for their needs.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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closed 3/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Attraction World, acquired Day Out With The Kids

synopsis: Attraction World, a Birmingham-based ticketing firm which specialises in theme parks and tourist attractions, has bought Day Out With The Kids, which provides information and ideas for things to do across the UK and Ireland. Day Out With The Kids lets users find attractions in their area and book tickets online.
buyer: Attraction World
Attraction World are one of the world’s leading theme park and attraction ticket specialists. They now supply product to many of the world’s leading travel brands. Attraction World enables customers to pre-book worldwide attractions, supported by an incomparable customer service team. "
target: Day Out With The Kids
Day Out With The Kids strives to bring the best deals on fantastic family days out across the UK and Ireland. Users can simply browse their site to find attractions in their area, book online using their secure payment process, then print off the e-ticket to show at the gate.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Disney Interactive Media Group, acquired Babble Media, Inc.

synopsis: The Walt Disney Co., through its subsidiary Disney Online, has acquired Babble Media, a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. The acquisition further strengthens the position of Disney Interactive Media Group’s Moms and Family portfolio as a leading online resource for moms and families.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Interactive Media Group, the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, creates immersive, connected, interactive experiences across console, online, mobile and social network platforms to entertain and inform audiences around the globe. "
target: Babble Media, Inc.
Babble Media, Inc. is a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. Its stable of bloggers contribute daily to parenting topics including pregnancy, child care, health, food, family activities as well as lifestyle topics such as home and fashion.
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closed 7/13/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., purchased Weddingbee.com and JustMommies.com from eHarmony

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced the acquisition of Weddingbee.com, one of the largest wedding blogs on the Internet, and JustMommies.com, a top-ranked parenting community for moms and moms-to-be.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
seller: eHarmony
eHarmony launched in the United States in 2000 and is now the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony’s patented Compatibility Matching System® allows eHarmony members to be matched with compatible persons with whom they are likely to enjoy a long-term relationship.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Karamel, acquired Hello Marcel

synopsis: Karamel, a mobile app for finding and booking children activities in France, has acquired Hello Marcel, a chatbot-based family outing guide in France. Hello Marcel is a chatbot that provides parents with a personalized selection of products, places or activities. it offers outing ideas for kid friendly restaurants, cinemas, parks and more.
buyer: Karamel
Karamel is a mobile app for finding and booking children activities in France. Karamel helps parents to easily find and book all types of activities, including museums, outdoor, creative, games, and more. The app allows parents to search for activities based on age, category, price, and distance. "
target: Hello Marcel
Hello Marcel is a chatbot-based family outing guide in France. Hello Marcel is a chatbot that provides parents with a personalized selection of products, places or activities. Hello Marcel offers outing ideas for kid friendly restaurants, cinemas, theaters, parks and more.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

KidPass, acquired Mommy Nearest Inc.

synopsis: KidPass, the largest online marketplace for booking kids activities, has acquired Mommy Nearest, an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content.
buyer: KidPass
KidPass is the leading online marketplace for parents to discover and book kids activities. KidPass is the largest website for kids activities with over 400,000 activities booked across 4,000 activity providers and 20 categories including music, arts, sports, dance, playspaces, and more. "
target: Mommy Nearest Inc.
Mommy Nearest is an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content. Their app lists 100,000 kid-friendly places in all 50 US states.
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announced 9/6/2019 via Company Press Release

ItoKuro Inc., will acquire Sendyou Inc.

synopsis: Sendyou Inc. is pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to transfer all issued shares to Itokuro. Sendyou Inc. is an online platform for sharing information amongst parents. Sendyou Inc. has developed Comolib, a word-of-mouth website that provides information on family friendly destinations.
buyer: ItoKuro Inc. (TSE:6049:$26.36)
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry. "
target: Sendyou Inc.
Sendyou Inc. is an online platform for sharing information amongst parents. Sendyou Inc. has developed Comolib, a word-of-mouth website that provides information on family friendly destinations, such as restaurants, and parks. Sendyou's Kodomo Booster is a portal to compare children's classes.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Superprof, acquired HalloNachhilfe.de

synopsis: French Internet company Superprof SAS has taken over the German competitor HalloNachhilfe.de from Hello Family GmbH & Co. KG. Based in Germany, HalloNachhilfe.de helps parents find suitable tutors or homework help providers for their child.
buyer: Superprof
Superprof is an online platform specializing in the provision of private & private lessons for the purpose of knowledge sharing. The French listed company was founded in 2013 by Yann Léguillon and Wilfried Granier. "
target parent: HalloFamilie.de
target: HalloNachhilfe.de
Based in Germany, HalloNachhilfe.de helps parents find suitable tutors or homework help providers for their child. HalloNachhilfe.de provides profiles of tutors available in the desired area by using their tutor search to enter a home address or postal code.
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closed 5/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group, Inc., acquired VKidz Inc

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, has acquired Vkidz, an edtech company dedicated to helping deliver the best education to students using technology.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: VKidz Inc
Vkidz is an edtech company dedicated to helping deliver the best education to students using technology. Organized in two business units, Vkidz serves both school systems and homeschooling families with innovative, research-based educational products.
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closed 12/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, acquired GoCityKids

synopsis: Nickelodeon has acquired GoCityKids, an online city directory and resource for both visiting and local families. The announcement was made today by Jeff Dunn, President, Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
target: GoCityKids
GoCityKids gives you shortcuts to the city at its best—its parks, stores, professional services, restaurants, babysitters, places to stay, and entertainment, among other things.
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nickelodeon, will acquire Paws, Inc.

synopsis: Nickelodeon, an American pay television network, is to acquire Paws, Inc., a company founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis, as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom and is based in New York City. "
target: Paws, Inc.
Paws, Inc. was founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis, as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.
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closed 3/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Nickelodeon, acquired Sparkler

synopsis: Nickelodeon has acquired Sparkler, a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children.[1] It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. "
target: Sparkler
Sparkler is a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
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closed 10/21/2009 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, purchased Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Mirage Studios

synopsis: Furthering its mission to provide premium content to its audiences, Nickelodeon--part of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. has acquired the global rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
seller: Mirage Studios
The Mirage Group is a group of companies, including Mirage Studios, Inc., located in Northampton, Massachusetts, that owned and managed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property from its creation in 1984 through 2009.
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closed 2/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, acquired Babunga

synopsis: Further expanding its reach in the parenting space garnered through Nickjr.com -- the number-one preschool- parenting website, the Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group announces the acquisition of Babunga.com network of parenting sites and its integration into Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect.com.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
target: Babunga
Babunga.com is a network of parenting sites including babynamesworld.com, 3dpregnancy.com and wikiparenting.com.
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closed 12/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, acquired GoCityKids

synopsis: Nickelodeon has acquired GoCityKids, an online city directory and resource for both visiting and local families. The announcement was made today by Jeff Dunn, President, Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
target: GoCityKids
GoCityKids gives you shortcuts to the city at its best—its parks, stores, professional services, restaurants, babysitters, places to stay, and entertainment, among other things.
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closed 5/12/2010 via Reuters

Saban Capital Group, purchased Power Rangers from The Walt Disney Company

synopsis: Billionaire Haim Saban's Saban Capital Group has bought back the "Power Rangers" children's franchise from the Walt Disney Co. The "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" became a ratings success when Saban developed and launched the show in 1993.
buyer: Saban Capital Group (SCAC:$0.00)
Saban Capital Group, Inc. ("SCG") is a private investment firm specializing in the media and entertainment industries. SCG was established by Haim Saban, founder of Saban Entertainment, a global television broadcasting, production, distribution, merchandising and music company. "
seller: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$69,570.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products.
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closed 3/23/2010 via PR Newswire

Linktone Ltd., acquired InnoForm Media Pte Ltd

synopsis: Linktone Ltd. announced that it together with its major shareholder, PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk ("MNC"), have completed the acquisition of 75% of the share capital of InnoForm Group ("InnoForm"). InnoForm is one of the industry's leading VCD/DVD/CD distributors for both the English and Chinese language markets in Singapore and the Asian region.
buyer parent: BroadWebAsia, Inc.
buyer: Linktone Ltd. (LTON:$0.00)
Linktone Ltd. is a leading provider of wireless interactive entertainment products and services in China. Linktone provides a diverse portfolio of services to wireless consumers, with a particular focus on media, entertainment and communications. "
target: InnoForm Media Pte Ltd
The InnoForm Group consists of InnoForm Media, InnoForm Entertainment, InnoForm Digital Media and Alliance Entertainment Singapore. InnoForm's integrated business activities includes the development and licensing of children's edutainment products (InnoKids).
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announced 12/8/2008 via BusinessWire

The Walt Disney Company, will purchase a minority stake in Jetix Europe N.V.

synopsis: In order to expand its kids and family media business in Europe and extend its brand leadership around the world, The Walt Disney Company announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into agreements to acquire outstanding shares of Jetix Europe N.V. for € 11 per share.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$69,570.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products. "
target: Jetix Europe N.V.
Jetix Europe is a pan-European media company comprised of television channels, program distribution and consumer products businesses. Its programming, geared towards kids age 6-14, currently reaches a combined 137 million television households in 58 countries and 18 languages.
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$179
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closed 10/21/2009 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, purchased Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Mirage Studios

synopsis: Furthering its mission to provide premium content to its audiences, Nickelodeon--part of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. has acquired the global rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
seller: Mirage Studios
The Mirage Group is a group of companies, including Mirage Studios, Inc., located in Northampton, Massachusetts, that owned and managed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property from its creation in 1984 through 2009.
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closed 4/1/2009 via BusinessWire

Boomerang Media, LLC, acquired Entertainment Rights plc

synopsis: GTCR, one of America’s leading private equity firms, and Boomerang Media, LLC, announced the acquisition of the principal U.K. and U.S. trading subsidiaries of Entertainment Rights, a prominent global media company with an extensive portfolio encompassing some of the world’s most popular entertainment franchises.
buyer parent: GTCR Golder Rauner
buyer: Boomerang Media, LLC
Based in New York, Boomerang Media is a company focused on the ownership and exploitation of entertainment copyrights and related intellectual property across all media. "
target: Entertainment Rights plc
Entertainment Rights Plc is one of the UK's leading specialist media companies. Together with its US-based wholly owned subsidiary Classic Media Holdings, Inc., the Group is a leading global force in children's and family content.
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closed 9/8/2011 via PR Newswire

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., acquired LazyTown

synopsis: Turner Broadcasting System Europe, home to kids' brands including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito, announced its acquisition of Latibaer, the Icelandic entity which owns and operates the LazyTown brand. LazyTown is a children's entertainment brand dedicated to promoting health and wellbeing in a fun way.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. "
target: LazyTown
Latibaer is the Icelandic entity which owns and operates the LazyTown brand. LazyTown is a children's entertainment and lifestyle brand with internationally acclaimed TV show, Live Theatre shows, Radio Station, Music, Publishing, DVD, Apparel and more than 6000 SKUs of merchandise.
price ($mm)
$25
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closed 1/9/2008 via BNC Analysis

Fire Mountain Productions Ltd., acquired Kickback Media

synopsis: On January 9, 2008 Fire Mountain Productions Ltd. completed the acquisition of Kickback Media.
buyer: Fire Mountain Productions Ltd.
Fire Mountain Productions, Ltd. specializes in film and television production of corporate communications. "
target: Kickback Media
Kickback Media develops and manages intellectual property ranging from pre-school television series to girl's fashion and lifestyle brands.
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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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$52
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closed 5/12/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Left Behind Games, Inc., acquired LifeLine Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc., a leading publisher of Christian video games, announced it has finalized the acquisition of the Charlie Church Mouse brand name from LifeLine Studios. This will include ownership of not only the games, but also the Charlie Church Mouse TV series.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc. has become one of the world's leading independent developers and publishers of quality interactive entertainment products that perpetuate positive values and appeal to mainstream and faith-based audiences. "
target: LifeLine Studios, Inc.
Lifeline Studios seek to support the family with quality media that embraces faith-based values. Lifeline Studios provides television programs, computer games, web portals and films for Christian families around the world.
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announced 8/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Organetix, will acquire KidFitness, Inc.

synopsis: On August 13, 2007 Organetix entered into a definitive share exchange agreement to acquire a 100% interest in New York- based media firm KidFitness, Inc.
buyer: Organetix
Organetix Inc. has defined its short-term strategy as evaluating potential acquisition candidates to both restore and create shareholder value. "
target: KidFitness, Inc.
KidFitness, Inc. has developed comprehensive media based programs to assist young children in improving fitness and health. Specifically the Company's exercise programs target a growing nationalhealth concern known as Child Obesity.
price ($mm)
$12
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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 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired independent media company Silvergate Media from the management team of Silvergate and from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based investment firm. Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York. Currently in production: three new seasons of Octonauts (Above and Beyond), two 70-minute movies and a 44-minute musical; Season 2 and a 70-minute movie special of Hilda.
price ($mm)
$195
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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 5/30/2018 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:$8.02)
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 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:$537.66)
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:$3,108.59)
Asatsu-DK Inc. is a Japanese advertising agency. Headquartered in the Toranomon Hills building complex in Minato, Tokyo since June 2014, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,356 [$1,193]
rev ($mm)
$3,120
EBITDA ($mm)
$68
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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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