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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Groupe Elephant

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired ELEPHANT, the first and largest independent producer in France with production labels covering drama, documentaries, magazine shows, entertainment, factual entertainment, live events and branded content.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Groupe Elephant
ELEPHANT, created in 1999 by Emmanuel Chain and Thierry Bizot, is the first and largest independent producer in France with production labels covering drama, documentaries, magazine shows, entertainment, factual entertainment, live events and branded content.
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closed 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cohen Media Group, acquired Curzon Cinemas Limited

synopsis: Cohen Media Group, an Academy Award-winning independent theatrical distribution and production company, releasing the world's best in contemporary and classic cinema, has acquired Curzon, a company that owns a chain of cinemas, specializing in art house films, releases films by the world's greatest directors, and owns an on-demand film service.
buyer: Cohen Media Group
Cohen Media Group (CMG) is an Academy Award-winning independent theatrical distribution and production company, releasing the world's best in contemporary and classic cinema. Cohen Media Group also restores classic films under the label, CohenFilm Collection. "
target: Curzon Cinemas Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Curzon owns a chain of cinemas, specializing in art house films. Curzon Artificial Eye releases films by the world's greatest directors. Curzon Home Cinema is an on-demand film service enabling audiences to watch films that are released on the same day as in cinemas.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

WhiteBalance merged with MediaMonks B.V.,

synopsis: S4Capital's brand MediaMonks, a global creative production partner, is merging with Delhi-based content creation and production company WhiteBalance. WhiteBalance is a high-end HD production facility with offices in Mumbai and Delhi.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, MediaMonks is a global creative production partner. They work with the world’s leading agencies, biggest brands and innovative media and technology companies. They turn ideas, strategy and IP into award-winning campaigns, film, content, products and platforms. "
target: WhiteBalance
WhiteBalance is a high-end HD production facility with offices in Mumbai and Delhi. They are a group of visual storytellers working across multiple film-making genres. Their dream is to put a ding in the universe by creating international-quality work in India.
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announced 11/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leonine, will acquire W&B TV

synopsis: Leonine, a German media corporation, will acquire W&B TV from Endemol Shine Group, a Dutch production company. W&B TV is a German television production company. W&B TV is one of Germany’s top drama producers. Their projects include Netflix originals such as Dark, Pagan Peak, 4 Blocks, Tatort, and more.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Leonine
Leonine is a German media corporation. Leonine is comprised of Tele München Gruppe, Universum Film, i&u TV, and Wiedemann & Berg Film. The company produces, distributes, and licenses content in Germany and internationally. They produce and distribute feature films, series, and TV shows. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: W&B TV
W&B TV is a German television production company. W&B TV is one of Germany’s top drama producers. The company has produced several popular TV movies and shows. Their projects include Netflix originals such as Dark, Pagan Peak, 4 Blocks, Tatort, and more.
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closed 11/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wheelhouse Group LLC, acquired Campfire Film & Television LLC

synopsis: Wheelhouse Group, a multi-vertical entertainment and media platform, has acquired a majority stake in Campfire, a film and television production company. Campfire produces scripted and nonfiction content across all genres and mediums. Their projects include multiple Netflix Original Films, including 1922, 6 Balloons, The Package, Special, and more.
buyer: Wheelhouse Group LLC
WHEELHOUSE produces premium content that opens new marketing opportunities to businesses and brands. WHEELHOUSE was assembled brick by brick for storytellers, influential talent, top tier strategists and powerful cultural catalysts to inspire and harness the collective power of collaboration. "
target: Campfire Film & Television LLC
Campfire is a film and television production company. Campfire produces scripted and nonfiction content across all genres and mediums. Their projects include multiple Netflix Original Films, including 1922, 6 Balloons, The Package, The Innocent Man, Special, and more.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

myCANAL, acquired Kino Swiat

synopsis: myCANAL, the leading provider of premium channels and thematic in France, acquired Kino Świat, a Polish independent film distributor in Poland, active in the most important distribution fields, such as cinema, video, video on demand and television.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: myCANAL
myCANAL (Canal+) is the leading provider of premium channels and thematic in France. They are the leader in premium-content and themed networks. They are also the leading pay-TV company, and platform in multi-channel bundling and distribution of pay-TV offerings in France. "
target: Kino Swiat
Kino Świat is a Polish independent film distributor in Poland, active in the most important distribution fields, such as cinema, video, video on demand and television. In addition to distribution, Kino Świat is also involved in the production and co-production of Polish and foreign films.
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announced 10/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, will acquire Endemol Shine Group

synopsis: Banijay Group will acquire Endemol Shine Group, which is co-owned by The Walt Disney Company and affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. The acquisition will encompass Endemol Shine’s 120 production labels with an estimated 66,000 hours of scripted and non-scripted programming together with over 4,300 registered formats.
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: Endemol Shine Group
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Endemol Shine Group creates world class content that entertains and enthralls billions of people around the world. They are the world’s largest independent producer, operating on a unique local and global axis with unrivalled production and commercial capabilities.
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mediawan S.A., acquired Radar Films

synopsis: Mediawan, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company, has acquired a majority stake in Radar Films, a French film production company. Radar Films produces French and English-language films. Radar Films is the production company behind “Belle and Sebastian,” one of France’s most successful family movie franchises.
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: Radar Films
Radar Films is a French film production company. Radar Films produces French and English-language films. Radar Films is the production company behind “Belle and Sebastian,” one of France’s most successful family movie franchises. Their other films include Divorce Club, Spread Your Wings, and more.
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closed 10/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Content, acquired Glassman Media

synopsis: Endeavor Content, a division of Endeavor that specializes in scripted television and feature film financing, development, and sales, has acquired Glassman Media, an independent Los Angeles-based international television production company. Glassman Media specializes in producing non-scripted shows.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor Content
Endeavor Content specializes in scripted television and feature film financing, development, and sales. Endeavor Content has financed, packaged or sold more than 100 premium shows and films. In the non-scripted space, they create original content and help their clients bring their projects to life. "
target: Glassman Media
Glassman Media is an independent Los Angeles-based international television production company. Glassman Media specializes in producing non-scripted shows. They produce shows in the network primetime dating, competition, self-improvement, and game formats.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired BLACKFIN

synopsis: Entertainment One (eOne), a global independent studio that specialises in the production, distribution and sales of entertainment content, has acquired BLACKFIN, a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, and more.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: BLACKFIN
BLACKFIN is a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, Primal Instinct, and Bad Henry. Their productions reach audiences on Discovery, History, Netflix, and other networks.
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closed 9/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Boat Rocker Media, acquired Platform One Media

synopsis: Boat Rocker Media, a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium media content for all platforms, acquired Platform One Media, a television production studio that has developed a world-class slate of projects, including the recently greenlit untitled science fiction series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil for Apple.
buyer: Boat Rocker Media
Boat Rocker Media is a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium media content for all platforms and develops brands and IP for worldwide monetization. "
target: Platform One Media
Platform One Media is a television production studio. Platform One has developed a world-class slate of projects, including the recently greenlit untitled science fiction series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil for Apple, and straight-to-series Rust for Showtime.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Koch Media, acquired KSM GmbH

synopsis: Independent film and home entertainment distributor Koch Films, part of Koch Media Group, has acquired Germany-based KSM GmbH. KSM is involved in the production, distribution and marketing of international film and TV productions. Their anime division, KSM Anime, is among the top three anime publishers in Germany.
buyer parent: THQ Nordic AB
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: KSM GmbH
Founded in 2002 and based in Germany, KSM GmbH has been involved in the production, distribution and marketing of international film and TV productions. Their anime division, KSM Anime, is among the top three anime publishers in Germany.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

ITV Studios Limited, acquired Armoza Formats

synopsis: ITV Studios, the UK's biggest television production company, has acquired Armoza Formats, an Israeli content development and distribution company dedicated to television. Armoza Formats has over 100 formats in their catalogue and productions across the globe. Their shows span across all genres, including reality, game shows, comedy, and more.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: ITV Studios Limited
ITV Studios is the UK's biggest production company with sales & distribution, consumer products and production on a global scale. ITV Studios has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. They work closely with content partners, licensees and brand owners to produce superb content. "
target: Armoza Formats
Armoza Formats is an Israeli content development and distribution company dedicated to television and new-media formats. Armoza Formats has over 100 formats in their catalogue and productions across the globe. Their shows span across all genres, including reality, game shows, comedy, and more.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CBS Corporation, acquired PatMa Productions, LLC

synopsis: CBS has acquired an ownership stake in PatMa Productions, an independent producer that is led by Nina Tassler, and film and television producer Denise Di Novi and is devoted to amplifying diverse voices. CBS’ various media outlets will get a first look at new PatMa programming being developed for broadcast and premium markets.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$15,295.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: PatMa Productions, LLC
PatMa Productions is an indie film studio founded by former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler and veteran producer Denise De Novi. PatMa is developing “American Martyrs” a limited series for Showtime based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2017 novel, “A Book of American Martyrs.”
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

myCANAL, acquired ROK Advertising

synopsis: French television company myCANAL (Canal+) has acquired the ROK film studio from IROKO. ROK Studios is a leading African film and television studio and production house, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Actress and producer Mary Njoku — IROKOtv CEO Jason Njoku’s wife — founded ROK studios and will stay on as director general under the Canal+ acquisition.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: myCANAL
myCANAL (Canal+) is the leading provider of premium channels and thematic in France. They are the leader in premium-content and themed networks. They are also the leading pay-TV company, and platform in multi-channel bundling and distribution of pay-TV offerings in France. "
target parent: IROKO
target: ROK Advertising
ROK Studios is a leading African film and television studio and production house, based in Lagos, Nigeria. ROK Studios is an awesome and dynamic African production studio focused on creating and producing original high quality African Film and TV series.
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announced 7/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Daisybeck Studios Ltd.

synopsis: Entertainment One, an independent UK studio, will acquire Daisybeck Studios, an independent television company producing quality factual, factual entertainment, and event programming. Daisybeck has created hundreds of hours of programming, making the company the largest truly independent production company in Yorkshire.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a UK-based independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution, and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television, music, family programming, digital content, and live entertainment."
target: Daisybeck Studios Ltd.
Daisybeck Studios is a UK-based multi-award winning independent production company specialising in Factual, Factual Entertainment and Event Programming. Daisybeck is the fastest growing true indie in Yorkshire and in the last year has made more than 60 hours of network TV in the UK.
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closed 7/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

NEWEN, acquired Reel One Entertainment

synopsis: Newen, the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, with a strong international presence, has acquired a majority stake in Reel One, a Canadian company that develops, finances, produces and distributes commercial television films and series for a worldwide audience.
buyer parent: TF1 Group
buyer: NEWEN
Newen is the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, with a strong international presence. Newen creates programs for all players in the sector, from public and private channels to digital platforms. Newen is also a major player in audiovisual distribution in France and abroad. "
target: Reel One Entertainment
Canada's Reel One Entertainment develops, finances, produces and distributes commercial television films and series for a worldwide audience. Already a leading provider of television movies, the company has recently branched out into the production and distribution of scripted TV series.
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

STV Productions, acquired Primal Media

synopsis: STV Productions, a UK company that pours passion and skill into every project and strive to bring the highest quality programming to the UK and abroad, has acquired a majority stake in Primal Media, a UK company that is dedicated to producing brilliant, innovative content to be enjoyed the world over.
buyer: STV Productions
Headquartered in the UK, STV Productions pours passion and skill into every project and strive to bring the highest quality programming to the UK and abroad. They are responsible for shows such as Catchphrase and Safeword for ITV as well as The Dressing Room for UKTV. "
target: Primal Media
Headquartered in the UK, Primal Media is dedicated to producing brilliant, innovative content to be enjoyed the world over. It has developed a number of successful formats including Bigheads for ITV and Carnage on Sky One.
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closed 4/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Wiedemann & Berg Film GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, has acquired Wiedemann & Berg Film, a leading German film production company. Wiedemann & Berg Film are the producers of the Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others and Oscar nominee Never Look Away. The company also has produced a string of German-language hits including Men in the City and Who am I.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$4,733.31)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target: Wiedemann & Berg Film GmbH & Co. KG
Wiedemann & Berg Film is a leading German film production company. Wiedemann & Berg Film are the producers of the Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others and Oscar nominee Never Look Away. The company also has produced a string of German-language hits including Men in the City and Who am I.
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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired i&u TV

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, is acquiring i&u, an award-winning German television production company that combines information and entertainment in a unique way. The company produces TV shows such as “stern TV“, “Klein gegen Groß“, “Die Ultimative Chartshow“ and “Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen“.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$4,733.31)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Atwater Capital LLP
target: i&u TV
i&u is an award-winning German television production company that combines information and entertainment in a unique way. The company produces TV shows such as “stern TV“, “Klein gegen Groß“, “Die Ultimative Chartshow“ and “Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen“.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Groupe Elephant

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired ELEPHANT, the first and largest independent producer in France with production labels covering drama, documentaries, magazine shows, entertainment, factual entertainment, live events and branded content.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Groupe Elephant
ELEPHANT, created in 1999 by Emmanuel Chain and Thierry Bizot, is the first and largest independent producer in France with production labels covering drama, documentaries, magazine shows, entertainment, factual entertainment, live events and branded content.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired UTURN Group

synopsis: Saudi-based online entertainment network, UTURN Group, has joined forces with digital media company, Webedia, to create Arabic media and entertainment powerhouse, Webedia Arabia. UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: UTURN Group
UTURN Group is the leading Arabic entertainment network in the Middle East and North Africa. UTURN was founded in 2010 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They produce premium content with the aim to promote Arabic content globally.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Webedia SAS, acquired Club Prévention Santé

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired Club Santé Débat, the developer of Club Prévention Santé, an event company that offers free conferences on topics such as sleep, nutrition and sports activities. They also created the quarterly magazine, Dr. Good!, dedicated to food and health.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Club Prévention Santé
Club Santé Débat is the developer of Club Prévention Santé, an event company that offers free conferences on topics such as sleep, nutrition and sports activities. They also created the quarterly magazine, Dr. Good!, dedicated to food and health.
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closed 5/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Webedia SAS, acquired Seelk SAS

synopsis: Seelk, a French company and expert in retail media solutions for Amazon, joins the Webedia group. Seelk is the leader in France for the support of brands within the Amazon e-commerce ecosystem, via consulting services and SaaS software dedicated to optimizing revenues on the Internet.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target parent: Fast Up Partners
target: Seelk SAS
Seelk, an Amazon specialist, is a leader in France in the support of brands within the ecosystem of the e-commerce giant, via consulting services and SaaS software dedicated to optimizing revenues on the Internet.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Quill Content Limited

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired Quill, the UK’s multi-language ecommerce content production leader. Quill produces quality digital content for businesses to use on their websites and social media.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Quill Content Limited
Quill is the UK’s multi-language ecommerce content production leader. Quill produces quality digital content for businesses to use on their websites and social media. Their content enables businesses to convert browsers into buyers, driving revenue and profit by improving SEO and conversions.
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closed 3/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Webedia SAS, acquired Partoo

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired majority stake in Partoo, a French company founded in 2014. Partoo aims to help retailers maximize their online visibility through local marketing solutions. They offer two Saas solutions that focus on Review Management and Presence Management.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Partoo
Partoo aims to help retailers maximize their online visibility through local marketing solutions. They offer two Saas solutions that focus on Review Management, where they can manage their online reviews, and Presence Management, where they can manage their online presence.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Groupe Elephant

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired ELEPHANT, the first and largest independent producer in France with production labels covering drama, documentaries, magazine shows, entertainment, factual entertainment, live events and branded content.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Groupe Elephant
ELEPHANT, created in 1999 by Emmanuel Chain and Thierry Bizot, is the first and largest independent producer in France with production labels covering drama, documentaries, magazine shows, entertainment, factual entertainment, live events and branded content.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Webedia SAS, acquired flow:fwd

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries, has acquired flow:fwd GmbH, an influencer marketing and management agency that develops cross-platform campaigns and influencer strategies. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: flow:fwd
flow:fwd GmbH, an influencer marketing and management agency, develops cross-platform campaigns and influencer strategies. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.
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Webedia SAS, acquired Weblogs SL

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired Weblogs SL, the leading online vertical media company in Spain, with over 30 specialized publications and 13 million monthly unique users in Spain alone.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Weblogs SL
Weblogs SL is the leading online vertical media company in Spain, with over 30 specialized publications and 13 million monthly unique users in Spain alone. It's flagship publications include Xataka.com, Motorpasion.com, Trendencias.com, Directoalpaladar.com and Bebesymas.com.
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Beaux Arts & Cie SAS, acquired Exponaute SAS

synopsis: The Beaux Arts & Cie group continues its expansion with the acquisition of Exponaute, a website specialized in art exhibition news with an online cultural agenda. Exponaute was acquired from Webedia.
buyer: Beaux Arts & Cie SAS
Beaux Arts & Cie, a cultural content and services platform, brings together the leader of the arts and cultural press: the monthly Beaux Arts Magazine, The Daily Art, and the publishing house Beaux Arts Éditions. They also offer art-related events, conferences, training, consulting and production. "
target parent: Fimalac SA
target: Exponaute SAS
Exponaute is the leading information and recommendation website for art exhibitions. It references more than 5000 museums and galleries in France, as well as Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and offers a 360 degree point of view on art and exhibitions.
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Webedia SAS, acquired Adictiz SAS

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired a majority stake in Adictiz, a French company that enables businesses to use marketing games and contests to improve consumer engagement and conversion. Adictiz allows businesses to create, design, and publish their games and apps on the web, mobile devices, and social networks.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia, a subsidiary of Fimalac, is a company specializing in online media. It is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France. The company claims to be the number one French media group in online entertainment with an audience of 28 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Adictiz SAS
Adictiz is a French company that enables businesses to use marketing games and contests to improve consumer engagement and conversion. Their Adictiz Box platform allows businesses to create, design, and publish their fully customizable games and apps on the web, mobile devices, and social networks.
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Webedia SAS, acquired Creators Media

synopsis: Paris-based publishing group Webedia has acquired majority control of Creators Media, the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia, a subsidiary of Fimalac, is a company specializing in online media. It is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France. The company claims to be the number one French media group in online entertainment with an audience of 28 million unique visitors per month. "
target: Creators Media
Creators Media is the L.A.-based company that runs entertainment fan site Movie Pilot and video channel Super News covering nerd culture. Creators Media is the first fan-centric media company, empowering users to create content around the fandoms they love and are passionate about.
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closed 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Hypeness

synopsis: Webedia SAS, a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign, has acquired Hypeness, a company that provides online content on innovation, technology, culture, and creativity.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS is a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Hypeness
Hypeness provides online content on innovation, technology, culture, and creativity. Hypeness was designed to showcase the most innovative content in areas such as art, design, business, culture, entertainment and technology for creative thinking more and more out of the box.
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closed 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Minha Vida

synopsis: Webedia, a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, and Purefans, has acquired an online health and wellness portal that provides online information on fitness, beauty, health, and wellness. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Brazil.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS is a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Minha Vida
Minha Vida operates an online health and wellness portal that provides online information on fitness, beauty, health, and wellness. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Brazil.
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closed 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Myposeo

synopsis: Webedia, a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans and Shopoon, has acquired Myposeo, an innovative online tool that allows clients to track the evolution of the positioning of their websites on search engines (Google, Bing,Yahoo, etc.).
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS is a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Myposeo
Myposeo is an innovative online tool that allows clients to track the evolution of the positioning of their websites on search engines. It is a follow-up tool for referencers wishing to analyze precisely the repercussions of their work on the positioning of their websites in search engines.
price ($mm)
$1.07
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Peach Digital Limited

synopsis: Webedia, a website publisher, announced that it has acquired Peach Digital Limited, a leading cinema web development and digital marketing specialist. Peach’s extensive experience delivering high-end, reliable web solutions for exhibitors has allowed the company to gain significant market share in both the UK and the US over the past decade.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS is a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Peach Digital Limited
Peach Digital Limited is a leading cinema web development and digital marketing specialist. Peach’s extensive experience delivering high-end, reliable web solutions for exhibitors has allowed the company to gain significant market share in both the UK and the US over the past decade.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Oxent

synopsis: Webedia, a leading French media group dedicated to leisure and entertainment online, has acquired Oxent, a pioneer in eSports. Oxent organizes, through the ESWC brand, large international tournaments of video games, bringing together the best players and their fans; producing a live stage show, broadcast live and hosted by the stars of the Net.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS is a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Oxent
Founded in 2009, Oxent is a pioneer in eSports. It organizes, through the ESWC brand, large international tournaments of video games, bringing together the best players and their fans; producing a live stage show, broadcast live and hosted by the stars of the Net.
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closed 9/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired NukeSuite

synopsis: Webedia group, a leading French media group dedicated to leisure and online entertainment, accelerates the offer of digital technologies to its customers by acquiring a majority stake in NukeSuite company. NukeSuite was created in 2012 to simplify brands’ social media activities and allow them to accurately measure their efficiency.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia, a subsidiary of Fimalac, is a company specializing in online media. It is headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France. The company claims to be the number one French media group in online entertainment with an audience of 28 million unique visitors per month. "
target: NukeSuite
NukeSuite was created in 2012 to simplify brands’ social media activities and allow them to accurately measure their efficiency. NukeSuite's platform gives Community Managers the most innovative tools to become a central force within the marketing teams.
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Edit-Place SARL

synopsis: Webedia, a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign, has acquired Edit-Place, a company that offers writing and translation services of exclusive online content based out of France.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS is a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Edit-Place SARL
Edit-Place SARL offers writing and translation services of exclusive online content. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in France.
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closed 12/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired West World Media, LLC

synopsis: France’s Webedia, a website publisher based in France, has acquired the U.S. digital data and marketing firm West World Media. West World Media has become the largest provider of movie showtime information globally via Yahoo, Google and other digital platforms since it was founded in 1995.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS is a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: West World Media, LLC
West World Media has become the largest provider of movie showtime information globally via Yahoo, Google and other digital platforms since it was founded in 1995.
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closed 6/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Easyvoyage SAS

synopsis: Webedia, a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans and Shopoon, has acquired Easyvoyage, a company that operates as a travel deal comparing site that provides travel and holiday information.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia SAS is a website publisher that hosts websites such as PurePeople, PureTrend, Purefans, Shopoon, Dailyconso, and Onlydesign. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Easyvoyage SAS
Easyvoyage SAS operates as a travel deal comparing site that provides travel and holiday information. The company offers information in various areas, including flights, hotels, flight and hotel, cars, packages, weekends, holiday rentals, ski, private rentals, cruises.
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closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Affinity Media SAS France merged with AdWanted,

synopsis: The international advertising agency Affinity Media SAS France and Adwanted, the leading offline advertising space market, decided to take a new direction in their development by merging the two companies under ADWANTED GROUP.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is an international platform for programmatic offline advertising that claims global leadership in the nascent market of the "programmatic advertising transaction". In April 2017, Adwanted launched a new multilingual version of its platform, with improved design and user experience. "
target: Affinity Media SAS France
Affinity Media is the privileged link between quality international media and French advertisers. It is the exclusive partner of major online & offline media groups in Europe, Asia & America. It specializes in high-quality ads in the news, business & life style sectors targeting selected audiences.
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closed 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

BrideClick Inc., acquired Mode Media

synopsis: Mode Media's company assets have been acquired by wedding-focused advertising company BrideClick. Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution.
buyer: BrideClick Inc.
Working with hundreds of bridal websites and social media influencers, BrideClick aggregates the advertising capabilities of these content creators into one platform. "
target: Mode Media
Mode Media is a consumer social platform for curated content discovery with native in-feed distribution. Mode launched with more than 100,000 premium videos and content human-curated by over 10,000 of the world's most authentic and influential creators and experts.
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announced 10/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Crooz, will acquire Candle inc.

synopsis: CROOZ, Inc., one of the leading mobile social game providers in Japan, will acquire all shares of Candle inc. and make it a subsidiary. Candle inc operates fashion curation media such as MARBLE, which boasts over 15 million monthly unique visitors.
buyer: Crooz (JASDAQ:2138:$272.81)
Crooz, Inc. offers smartphone games to the Japanese and global markets, including original titles such as RAGNABREAK, The Knights of Avalon, Elemental Story, and Card King, in addition to games that make use of IP that represents Japan, such as HUNTER×HUNTER, NARUTO, and Final Fantasy. "
target: Candle inc.
Candle inc. operates online websites related to curator media business such as such as MimiTV, Topicks, Healthil, Carcast, Joytrip, and Taspy. Its sites offer information related to automobile and motorcycle, health care, and travel. It also operates a beauty-based video media mimiTV.
price ($mm)
$12
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired Internet Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a leading provider of vertically-focused online media and software services, announced it has been acquired KKR, a leading global investment firm, will acquire Internet Brands from Hellman & Friedman and JMI Equity.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$4,733.31)
KKR is a leading global investment firm with $94.3 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2013. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds and accounts covering multiple asset classes. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications.
price ($mm)
$1,100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2014 via BusinessWire

LIN Digital Media LLC, acquired Federated Media Publishing

synopsis: LIN Media LLC, a local multimedia company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of the stock of Federated Media Publishing, Inc., the industry-leading digital content and conversational marketing company.
buyer parent: LIN Media
buyer: LIN Digital Media LLC
LIN Digital creates highly customized and effective digital marketing campaigns for some of the nation’s most respected agencies and brands. LIN Digital empowers agencies, captures the attention of target audiences and delivers results. "
target: Federated Media Publishing
Federated Media Publishing (FMP) powers the Independent Web. FMP believes that the majority of meaningful engagements across digital media occur via high-quality independent sites and services.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

SpinMedia, acquired Vibe Holdings LLC

synopsis: SpinMedia is buying Vibe, the 20-year-old hip-hop and R&B magazine, from a consortium led by Intermedia and Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies. It plans on ending Vibe’s print run in the coming months, and will add Vibe.com to its roster of 40+ pop culture and music sites.
buyer: SpinMedia
SpinMedia, previously known as Buzzmedia, owns a number of pop culture brands such as SPIN, Celebuzz, The Frisky and Buzznet. SpinMedia publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Vibe Holdings LLC
Vibe Holdings is the parent company of Vibe magazine, Vibe.com, VibeVixen.com, Vibe Lifestyle Network, Uptown magazine, UptownMagazine.com, UptownSocial and the iconic Soul Train entertainment franchise.
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closed 9/25/2012 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired EQAL

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., the leading digital health and wellness company, announced the acquisition of EQAL, a next-generation media company which creates and manages digital media properties for consumer brands and celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Bethenny Frankel and Lauren Conrad.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health is the leading digital health and wellness company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, it inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. "
target: EQAL
EQAL is a leading media company that builds strong online communities around entertainment and consumer brands. EQAL combines proprietary technology with community management and editorial services to convert a distributed fan base into a highly-engaged community around a brand.
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closed 4/20/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Alloy Digital Network, acquired B5Media

synopsis: Alloy Digital, a leading creator and distributor of media and entertainment for the 12-34 demographic, announced that it has completed the acquisition of B5Media, one of the fastest-growing female-oriented lifestyle digital publishing and media networks including Blisstree, Crushable, The Gloss, The Grindstone and Mommyish.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: Alloy Digital Network
Alloy Digital, a division of Alloy, Inc., controls the largest media and advertising network of young adult- targeted websites, reaching more than 43% of P12-34 internet users. Alloy Digital delivers digital campaigns for FORTUNE 500 advertisers and has received multiple industry accolades. "
target: B5Media
As one of the fastest-growing media networks devoted to women, B5Media is the publisher of prominent lifestyle websites Blisstree, Crushable, The Gloss, The Grindstone and Mommyish.
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announced 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Union Square Agency, will acquire Track Entertainment

synopsis: Union Square Agency, a New York based lifestyle agency, signed a term sheet to acquire the Track Entertainment and Fearless Music Television divisions of The Management Group, LLC. TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, has assets including 3.5 million registered users and several web properties.
buyer: Union Square Agency (UCRP:$0.00)
Union Square Agency and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Union Square Media and Union Square Licensing, delivers truly integrated, innovative and unparalleled 360 degree solutions with a core focus on blending media, brands, entertainment and consumers into unique business opportunities. "
target parent: Madison Ave. Media, Inc.
target: Track Entertainment
TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, has assets including 3.5 million registered users and several web properties, representing a cross section of premiere lifestyles and multiculturalism, through event directories and music.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2011 via PR Newswire

Glam Media, acquired BBS Media

synopsis: Glam Media, Inc., the pioneer of vertical media, has announced that it has acquired brand advertising media company BBS Media (Boxer B-Scene Media) based in Canada. The acquisition creates the 5th international country media subsidiary for Glam and will allow premium brands to more effectively engage with Canadian audiences online.
buyer: Glam Media
Glam Media is the pioneer of vertical media that connects the world's top brand advertisers with targeted vertical audiences online. Glam Media has more than 2,000 publishers organized across multiple vertical categories online including: Glam.com, Glam Entertainment, Brash.com and Bliss.com. "
target: BBS Media
BBS Media is one of Canada's leading online media companies that helps brands reach targeted audiences in Canada and has established relationships with many premium content providers including Harper's Bazaar, YummyMummyClub.ca, Washington Post Digital, Forbes, and Men'shealth.com.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 12/15/2010 via Market Wire

Madison Ave. Media, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Track Entertainment

synopsis: Madison Ave. Media, Inc., a global leader in brand intelligence and mobile marketing, agrees to acquire Track Entertainment a division of The Management Group, LLC. With over $20 million in annual revenue, Track Entertainment owns and manages a consortium of advertising, content, ticketing and event driven web properties.
buyer: Madison Ave. Media, Inc. (US:KHZM:$0.00)
Madison Ave. Media is an advanced digital media company that offers a differentiated and competitive array of marketing technologies and services to clients in multiple industries. Madison Ave's brings advanced, highly productive marketing, communications and advertising solutions to clients. "
target: Track Entertainment
TrackEntertainment.com, an advertising and content network, whose assets include 3.5 million registered users, and proprietary web properties, representing a cross section of premiere lifestyle, event directory, multicultural, and music based properties.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2010 via Market Wire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Internet Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading Internet media company, announced that investment funds managed by Hellman & Friedman LLC have completed the previously announced acquisition of Internet Brands.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm. The Firm focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a value-added partner to management in select industries including internet & digital media, software and business & marketing services. "
target: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands, Inc. is a unique and leading internet media company. The company owns and operates more than 100 websites that are leaders in their vertical markets. In total, these sites organically attract (without paid marketing) approximately 62 million unique visitors per month.
price ($mm)[EV]
$625 [$566]
rev ($mm)
$107
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
5.5x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
closed 7/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Wetpaint.com, acquired Rant, Inc.

synopsis: Wetpaint, a DraftDay Fantasy Sports Company, has acquired Rant, Inc. Rant is a leading digital publisher that publishes original content in 13 different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, pets, cars and food.
buyer parent: Sportech
buyer: Wetpaint.com
Wetpaint (Wetpaint.com) is the fastest growing entertainment news destination for millennial women. Covering the latest in television, music, and pop culture, Wetpaint reaches over 10 million entertainment enthusiasts on a monthly basis. "
target: Rant, Inc.
Rant, Inc. and its expanding internet property lineup has established itself as a leading innovator in online media consumption. It owns a wide variety of Internet blogs and other sites in the areas of sports, lifestyle, fitness, exercise, entertainment, and celebrities.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Red Ventures, LLC, acquired HealthLine, Inc.

synopsis: Red Ventures, a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together, has acquired Healthline Media, a publisher of two of the four largest consumer health and wellness information sites in the world, reaching over 150 million visitors a month globally, more than any other online health publisher.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures is a portfolio of growing digital businesses that bring consumers and brands together through integrated e-commerce, strategic partnerships and 17 proprietary brands across the Financial, Home, Health, Education and Digital Services. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: HealthLine, Inc.
As one of the fastest growing consumer health information sites, Healthline.com advances Healthline's mission to be users' most trusted ally in their pursuit of health and well-being. Healthline provides socially inspired, medically reviewed and data-driven content.
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closed 1/4/2019 via BusinessWire

eLocal, acquired CityGrid

synopsis: eLocal, a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company, has acquired CityGrid, a leader in local business advertising solutions and its subsidiary, Felix. They connect local business advertisers with hundreds of the largest and most trafficked websites and mobile apps.
buyer: eLocal
eLocal is a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company whose mission is to connect consumers with local businesses, with a particular specialization in the home services and legal verticals. "
target: CityGrid
CityGrid is a leader in local business advertising solutions. They connect local business advertisers with hundreds of the largest and most trafficked websites and mobile apps through CityGrid, their local content and advertising network.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Market Wire

RhythmOne plc, acquired RadiumOne, Inc.

synopsis: RhythmOne plc, a digital advertising technology company that connects audiences with brands through content across devices, announces that it has acquired certain assets of RadiumOne, Inc., a leading data driven marketing platform.
buyer: RhythmOne plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources. "
target: RadiumOne, Inc.
RadiumOne is a data driven marketing platform that analyzes consumer signals in real time to determine consumer intent from a broad range of digital touch points, which includes a brand's paid (advertising), earned (influencers), shared (social) and owned (websites and apps) media channels.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$30]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Al Ahli Holding Group, acquired theAudience

synopsis: Al Ahli Holding Group has acquired theAudience. Based in Los Angeles, theAudience is one of the world's largest social media publishing and marketing companies, reaching to over one billion people globally. Its expertise in connecting brands and consumers has led it to work with brands such as American Express, McDonald's, and more.
buyer: Al Ahli Holding Group
Al Ahli Holding Group is a multi-diversified international conglomerate with over four decades of successfully dealing with business activities ranging from real estate to turnkey construction, engineering and infrastructure, retail and trading, technology and logistics, and more. "
target: theAudience
theAudience is an entertainment content publishing network built upon the social media connections between fans and popular culture. The company's robust publishing network curates and produces content natively on social media platforms to create large, highly engaged fan bases.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/27/2015 via PR Newswire

IBT Media, will acquire Fashion Times LLC

synopsis: IBT Media, a global news organization, is acquiring Fashion Times LLC, a New York-based fashion media company. Fashion Times LLC operates five websites including Fashion Times and Fashion&Style. Under IBT Media's ownership, the properties will continue to operate as free news websites targeting consumers interested in fashion, beauty and design.
buyer: IBT Media
IBT Media is a global digital media company headquartered in New York. With properties such as International Business Times, Bizu.tv, iDigitalTimes, MedicalDaily and more, IBT Media strives to create the best possible content to relevant audiences worldwide and deliver it wherever they are. "
target: Fashion Times LLC
Fashion Times LLC, a New York-based fashion media company, operates five websites including Fashion Times and Fashion&Style. FashionTimes.com delivers the latest news, original features, interviews, analysis of trends and more from the fashion world.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Central European Media & Publishing, acquired Femina Média Kft.

synopsis: Hungary's Central European Media Publishing (CEMP) said the company had purchased Femina Media, expanding its products focusing on women readers. Femina Media runs Retikul.hu and Noifriss.hu in addition to managing FeminaShop.hu, an online retail site. Femina Media has 870,000 online monthly readers and 419,000 readers from mobile apps.
buyer: Central European Media & Publishing
Central European Media & Publishing is an online media company that operates Index, Hungary's favorite internet news website. "
target: Femina Média Kft.
Based in Budapest, Hungary, Femina Média Kft. is an online media that owns several websites including Femina.hu, Retikul.hu, and NoiFriss.hu. The websites offer online retail services as well as news about health and fashion.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Adknowledge, Inc., acquired SocialWeekend Labs

synopsis: Adknowledge announced that it has acquired Montipay, Inc., doing business as SocialWeekend Labs. SocialWeekend operates as a media publisher that provides personalized content to people. It focuses on shared-content topics for users on various verticals.
buyer: Adknowledge, Inc.
Adknowledge is a leading online network that specializes in performance-based marketing solutions that help make the long tail web accessible to search engine advertisers. "
target: SocialWeekend Labs
SocialWeekend is a media publisher delivering timely, personalized content to over tens of millions of people each day. Focusing on popular, shared-content topics, SocialWeekend has built an organic distribution network of like-minded users in eight major verticals.
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year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,125.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.05
EBIT ($mm)
$181.35
Net Income ($mm)
$151.78
Employees
3776
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: 300027
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation engages in the production, issuing, and derivative businesses of movies, television plays, and music in China and internationally.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$607.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$125.44
EBIT ($mm)
$114.91
Net Income ($mm)
$116.24
Employees
2329
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Ticker: EROS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eros International Plc
Eros International Plc
Eros International Plc is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$288.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.84
EBIT ($mm)
$80.81
Net Income ($mm)
$44.42
Employees
304
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ECP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EuropaCorp
EuropaCorp is a fully integrated studio that both produces and distributes feature films in France and worldwide. Over 15 years, EuropaCorp has produced or coproduced over 90 films, and distributed nearly 130 films in French theatres.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$169.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($143.52)
EBIT ($mm)
($146.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: SHSE:600136
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd. is a Chinese sports and entertainment company. Its business activities include production and distribution of film and television products, sports marketing and consulting, and sports brokerage services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$89.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.47
EBIT ($mm)
$30.19
Net Income ($mm)
$18.08
Employees
254
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Ticker: AU:BYI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beyond International Ltd
Beyond International Ltd
Beyond International Limited is a leading international producer and distributor of television and digital content, headquartered in Sydney and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$82.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.65
EBIT ($mm)
$6.35
Net Income ($mm)
$5.10
Employees
142
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Ticker: PAE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc. is a fully integrated global entertainment company that acquires and produces high quality television programming and motion pictures for worldwide distribution.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$61.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.02
EBIT ($mm)
$3.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEHK:1046
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Universe International Holdings Ltd.
Universe International Holdings Ltd.
Universe International Group is principally engaged in film and TV series production, artist management, music and video distribution, film licensing and sub-licensing.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$38.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.22
EBIT ($mm)
$26.09
Net Income ($mm)
$20.90
Employees
52
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Ticker: SEHK:1326
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pegasus Entertainment Holdings Limited
Pegasus Entertainment Holdings Limited
Pegasus is principally engaged in films and television series production, distribution and licensing of film rights in Hong Kong, the PRC and South East Asia.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$18.31
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
42
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Ticker: CSSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. They also curate, produce and distribute long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$17.10
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.14)
Net Income ($mm)
$21.63
Employees
32
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Ticker: MDNT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Medient Studios
Medient Studios
Medient Studios, Inc. is an entertainment content creation company with a strong presence in North America, Europe and India. Medient's management team has approximately 150 years of experience in the motion picture industry and is responsible for producing and/or financing over 250 movies.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.18
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.08
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MXMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Max Media Group
Max Media Group
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$259.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.71
EBIT ($mm)
$19.22
Net Income ($mm)
$12.73
Employees
1892
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALREW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReWorld Media
ReWorld Media
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.44
EBIT ($mm)
$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: BSE:540704
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
Based in India, Matrimony.com provides both matchmaking and marriage related services through websites, mobile sites and mobile apps and is also complemented by 140+ company-owned retail outlets. Its flagship matchmaking services are BharatMatrimony, EliteMatrimony and CommunityMatrimony.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$50.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.70
EBIT ($mm)
$10.03
Net Income ($mm)
$10.28
Employees
3955
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Ticker: ICPA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IC Places Inc.
IC Places Inc.
IC Places is a New Media company that produces weekly entertainment content for several different mediums. It has agrrements to place its content before more then 300 million people a month, giving the company one of the largest distributions foot prints on the planet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ASX:MKB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: FFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FriendFinder Networks, Inc.
FriendFinder Networks, Inc.
FriendFinder Networks Inc. is an internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited websites in the world, including AdultFriendFinder.com, Amigos.com, AsiaFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, FriendFinder.com, BigChurch.com and SeniorFriendFinder.com.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$346.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$109.32
EBIT ($mm)
$76.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
400
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Ticker: KOSE:A035420
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation
Naver Corporation is an Internet content service operator headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea. It operates the Naver search portal and Hangame gaming services. Its spinoff companies in Japan operate the Line messaging service in addition to offering Japanese versions of Naver and Hangame.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,765.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,101.84
EBIT ($mm)
$908.72
Net Income ($mm)
$632.78
Employees
2346
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Ticker: KOSE:A0354
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Naver {duplicate}
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver”, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver”, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean”.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2,306.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$754.40
EBIT ($mm)
$657.00
Net Income ($mm)
$504.00
Employees
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Ticker: FB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Facebook
Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$66,529.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,446.00
EBIT ($mm)
$22,948.00
Net Income ($mm)
$18,018.00
Employees
43030
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Ticker: SEHK:700
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Ltd.
Tencent Holdings Limited is an investment holding company involved in providing internet and mobile value-added services (VAS), online advertising services and e-commerce transactions services
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$46,983.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$16,822.78
EBIT ($mm)
$12,097.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11,960.20
Employees
54623
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Ticker: TSE:2121
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixi, Inc.
Mixi, Inc.
mixi, Inc. is an information technology (IT) company that has two business segments. The Social Net segment operates a Website for social networking services (SNSs) under the site name mixi. The Find Job! segment operates a job advertising site under the name Find Job!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,098.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$236.69
EBIT ($mm)
$223.23
Net Income ($mm)
$144.76
Employees
960
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Ticker: LSE:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru LLC
Mail.Ru Group develops Internet communications and entertainment services in Russia and globally. Today, the company operates Russian language social networks Vkontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), instant messenger services in Russia — Agent Mail.Ru and ICQ and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,091.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.09
EBIT ($mm)
($73.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3463
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