Like Audio Network Limited

announced 4/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Audio Network Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One, UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition and production of entertainment content, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Audio Network, one of UK's largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music, used in film, advertising and media.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television, music, family programming, digital content and live entertainment. "
target: Audio Network Limited
Audio Network is UK’s largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music for use in film, television, advertising and digital media. Their music is featured in high-end television and advertising productions to user-generated content on digital and social platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$233 [$216]
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$38
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$15
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closed 4/16/2015 via PR Newswire

TuneCore merged with Believe Digital,

synopsis: Independent label services company Believe Digital has merged with TuneCore, the powerhouse digital music distribution and music publishing administration company. TuneCore has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world, earning TuneCore Artists $504 million on over 12 billion streams and downloads.
buyer: Believe Digital
Believe Digital is the leading fully independent digital distributor and services provider for artists & labels worldwide. The company has over 250 employees worldwide with offices in France, The UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, LATAM, Asia, Eastern Europe, The Middle East and Africa. "
target: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. Their TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, and more.
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closed 3/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rdio, Inc., acquired Dhingana

synopsis: India’s troubled music streaming startup Dhingana is being acquired by Rdio. Rdio will gain from Dhingana’s existing catalog over 1 million songs in 42 languages through this acquisition.
buyer: Rdio, Inc.
Rdio is the groundbreaking digital music service that is reinventing the way people discover, listen to, and share music. With on-demand access to over 20 million songs, Rdio connects people with music and makes it easy to search for and instantly play any song, album, artist, or playlist. "
target parent: Lightspeed Venture Partners
target: Dhingana
Dhingana is the largest online collection of Indian music. Their catalog gives users instant access to music from every corner of India. With Dhingana and Facebook users can discover what their friends are listening to, and share their play lists, favorite songs and albums with their friends.
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closed 8/17/2010 via Market Wire

Idle Media Inc, acquired www.HipHopEarly.com

synopsis: Idle Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired www.HipHopEarly.com, an online music destination for the latest in Hip Hop single pre-releases. This acquisition follows the company's recent agreement to acquire the assets of three more online properties: www.prisonblock.com, www.chixr.us, and www.tweetvibe.com.
buyer: Idle Media Inc (IDLM:$0.00)
Idle Media, Inc. is a publicly traded new media technology company that delivers cutting-edge content and online gaming through its wholly-owned operating companies, including Dat Piff (www.datpiff.com), a leading provider of online mix tapes and user-generated content. "
target: www.HipHopEarly.com
www.HipHopEarly.com is an online music destination for the latest in Hip Hop single pre-releases.
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closed 9/25/2012 via BNC Analysis

BFM Digital, acquired Songdog Network

synopsis: BFM Digital, one of the few remaining independent, global digital music companies, announces the acquisition of SongDog Network, provider of master recordings to the karaoke industry since 1994.
buyer: BFM Digital
BFM Digital is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community and delivering quality music, spoken word and video content to leading online retailers worldwide. "
target: Songdog Network
Songdog Network, Inc. provides entertainment technology and content. It offers music products and develops software technology for digital music applications. It provides master recordings to the karaoke industry.
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closed 6/2/2004 via BusinessWire

ROO Group, Inc., acquired Undercover Media Pty Ltd

synopsis: ROO Group, Inc. (OTCBB:ROOG) (www.roogroupinc.com) announced today that it has completed the purchase of the business and business assets of Undercover Media Pty Ltd (Undercover).
buyer: ROO Group, Inc. (RGRP:$0.00)
ROO Group Inc. through its 100% subsidiary ROO Media Corporation, is the online video solutions company focused on meeting the specific needs of large enterprise companies globally. "
target: Undercover Media Pty Ltd
Established in February 1995, Undercover believes it is a pioneer brand for global online music. Featuring original music content ranging from raw interview footage to propriety editorial content combined with industry released footage, Undercover has served both the music industry and music commun
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$0.24
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closed 7/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

PlayWay S.A., acquired GamePlanet Poland

synopsis: PlayWay, a company that produces and publishes video and mobile games in Poland, has acquired GamePlanet, a company that develops and produces online video games and is also based in Warsaw, Poland.
buyer: PlayWay S.A. (WSE:PLW:$34.88)
PlayWay S.A. produces and publishes video and mobile games in Poland. They develop games for PC, Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac platforms. Their games are sold or downloaded worldwide. They sell their products on the STEAM, AppStore, and GooglePlay platforms. "
target: GamePlanet Poland
GamePlanet, founded in 2013, develops and produces online video games and is based in Warsaw, Poland.
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announced 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager, will acquire Linden Lab

synopsis: Linden Research, Inc. announced it signed an agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager. The acquisition will allow Linden Lab to continue to grow and expand Second Life, as well as its money services business Tilia.
buyer: Randy Waterfield and Brad Oberwager
Randy Waterfield is the Chairman and CEO of the Waterfield Group. Brad Oberwager is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jyve. "
target: Linden Lab
Linden Lab develops platforms that empower people to create, share, and benefit from virtual experiences. Second Life, the company's groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around the globe, boasts nearly two billion user creations and a vibrant $500 million (USD) economy.
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announced 6/24/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Askott Entertainment Inc. will be merged with FansUnite Media, Inc,

synopsis: Victory Square Technologies Inc. portfolio company FansUnite Entertainment will acquire all of the outstanding securities of Askott Entertainment Inc. by way of a three-cornered amalgamation. Askott is a Vancouver and Malta based software development company that has produced a one of a kind complete iGaming platform, Chameleon Gaming Platform.
buyer parent: Victory Square Technologies
buyer: FansUnite Media, Inc (CNSX:FANS:$0.00)
FansUnite is a sports and entertainment company, focusing on technology related to regulated and lawful online gaming and other related products. The principal business is operating the FansUnite Sportsbook and the website of McBookie Limited, offering online gaming services to the UK market. "
target: Askott Entertainment Inc.
Askott is a Vancouver and Malta based software development company that has produced a one of a kind complete iGaming platform, Chameleon Gaming Platform, with an Esports first focus geared for the next generation of online bettors and casino players.
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$22
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closed 6/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Sunrise Communications AG, acquired Wilmaa AG

synopsis: Sunrise Communication, the largest non state-controlled telecommunications company in Switzerland, has acquired Wilmaa, a Swiss provider of digital (over-the-top, OTT) programming for smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs. The acquisition of Wilmaa allows Sunrise to use its leading technology and expertise to develop its OTT TV offers further.
buyer: Sunrise Communications AG (SWX:SRCG:$2,003.53)
Sunrise Communications is the largest non state-controlled telecommunications company in Switzerland. Sunrise serves over 3 million customers and provides mobile, Internet, TV, and landline services to private and business customers. "
target: Wilmaa AG
Wilmaa is a pioneer in web TV and provides digital (over-the-top) programming for smartphones, tablets, PCs, and TVs in Switzerland. Wilmaa offers free and tier subscription services with the ability to stream live or record over 260 channels on virtually any device.
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closed 6/17/2020 via Company Press Release

FloSports, acquired Speed Shift TV

synopsis: FloSports, a leading sports streaming and original content network, has acquired the grassroots motorsports streaming leader, Speed Shift TV, including all of the company’s assets and broadcast rights. The acquisition boosts the motorsports offering on FloSports and brings over 400 additional racing events to its FloRacing platform.
buyer: FloSports
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to tens of thousands of competitions across 20-plus sports in the US and abroad. "
target: Speed Shift TV
Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production, and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.
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closed 7/2/2020 via

Zynga, Inc., acquired Peak Games

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, has acquired Peak, one of the most globally successful mobile gaming companies. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$1,605.21)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Peak Games
Peak is a leading mobile gaming company powered by a team that values relentless progress. Peak currently has two top charting mobile franchises -- Toon Blast and Toy Blast -- that have consistently ranked within the top 10 and top 20 U.S. Peak, founded in 2010, is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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$1,800
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closed 4/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, acquired Jagex Ltd.

synopsis: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC, a global asset management company, has announced that it has acquired Jagex, one of the UK’s largest video game developers and publishers, through one of its funds, Platinum Fortune LP, from Shanghai Hongtou Network Technology. Hongtou Network (Hong Kong) was also acquired by Platinum Fortune LP.
buyer: Macarthur Fortune Holding LLC
Macarthur Fortune is a US-based global asset management firm founded by a group of seasoned investment professionals. Platinum Fortune is a private fund managed by Macarthur Fortune with a focus on the global video game market. "
target: Jagex Ltd.
A leader in creating deep and engaging living games on PC and mobile, Jagex was founded in 2000 and is today one of the UK’s biggest and most respected video game developers and publishers.
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announced 4/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

7Road, will acquire LOCOJOY Inc.

synopsis: 7Road, a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games, is to acquire LOCOJOY Inc., a company that engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. Both companies are based in China.
buyer: 7Road (SEHK:797:$28.64)
Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Shenzhen's NanShan Science and Technology Park, 7Road is a top developer and an international distributor of web games and mobile games. As a pioneer in expanding the global gaming market, 7Road is the top 1 grossing company in the browser game market. "
target: LOCOJOY Inc.
LOCOJOY Inc. engages in developing games across iOS, Android, and Flash in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Arabic, among others. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
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closed 4/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Riot Games, Inc., acquired Hypixel Inc.

synopsis: Riot Games, the game developer and publisher best known for League of Legends, completed its acquisition of Hypixel Studios. Founded in 2018, Hypixel Studios is currently developing Hytale, a community-powered block game that combines the scope of a creative sandbox with the depth of a roleplaying game.
buyer parent: Tencent Holdings Ltd.
buyer: Riot Games, Inc.
Riot was established in 2006 by entrepreneurial gamers who believe that player-focused game development can result in awesome games. In 2009, Riot released its debut title League of Legends to critical and player acclaim. "
target: Hypixel Inc.
Founded in 2018, Hypixel Studios is currently developing Hytale, a community-powered block game that combines the scope of a creative sandbox with the depth of a roleplaying game.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wookey Project Corp., acquired Sansar

synopsis: Wookey Project Corp., a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences, has acquired Sansar, a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
buyer: Wookey Project Corp.
Wookey Project Corp. is a San Francisco-based technology company that focuses on online AR/VR experiences that allow users the power of collaborative interaction through knowledge immersion. "
target parent: Linden Lab
target: Sansar
Sansar is a new platform for user-created virtual experiences. Sansar lets people hang with friends virtually and connect with a global community in VR and desktop.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, will acquire Voxler SAS

synopsis: Embracer Group AB’s indirectly wholly owned subsidiary Koch Media GmbH, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Paris and Marseille based Voxler SAS, a leading developer of music and karaoke games.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Voxler SAS
Voxler is made up of an independent team that develops musical video games that have already made more than 2 million players sing and dance in Europe. Voxler is an official developer on all consoles on the market and has several successful musical games to its credit.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kakao Games, acquired XLGames

synopsis: Black Desert Online publisher Kakao Games has acquired a majority stake in XL Games, a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
buyer parent: Kakao
buyer: Kakao Games
Kakao Games is a multi-platform game publisher and developer headquartered in South Korea. It is a subsidiary of Kakao Corp. As a game publisher, it is known for Black Desert Online, a successful MMORPG in the global market, and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, a FPS hit. "
target: XLGames
XL Games is a video game development company based in South Korea that publishes ArcheAge, an MMORPG, and Moonlight Sculptor, a mobile MMO.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Horse & Country TV Ltd., acquired EQ Sports Net

synopsis: Horse & Country TV (H&C), the international equestrian sports network, has announced the acquisition of  US equestrian streaming provider EQ Sports Net (EQSN). Fans of equestrian sports in the US and Canada will now have access to top competition livestreams from home and abroad, as well as exclusive training and educational shows.
buyer: Horse & Country TV Ltd.
Horse & Country TV (H&C) is the premier international multi-screen network for equestrian enthusiasts and fans. The award-winning network offers subscribers access to thrilling equestrian sport, masterclasses, documentaries and more. "
target: EQ Sports Net
EQ Sports Net (EQSN) is a US equestrian streaming provider. EQSN provides more than 100 days of live and on-demand coverage of some of the top competitions in North America, including the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kongregate Inc., acquired Surviv.io

synopsis: Kongregate, a cross-platform game publisher that is part of Modern Times Group (MTG), has acquired Surviv.io, the top-down battle royale game for both web and mobile. Surviv.io was developed by Justin Kim and Nick Clark. Their design philosophy was to develop a game that allowed the player to enter a game as fast as possible.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
target: Surviv.io
Surviv.io is a top-down battle royale game for both web and mobile. Surviv.io was developed by Justin Kim and Nick Clark. Their design philosophy was to develop a game that allowed the player to enter a game as fast as possible by minimizing the time in between matches.
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announced 4/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Audio Network Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One, UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition and production of entertainment content, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Audio Network, one of UK's largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music, used in film, advertising and media.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television, music, family programming, digital content and live entertainment. "
target: Audio Network Limited
Audio Network is UK’s largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music for use in film, television, advertising and digital media. Their music is featured in high-end television and advertising productions to user-generated content on digital and social platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$233 [$216]
rev ($mm)
$38
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$15
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14.9x
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 12/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., acquired Entertainment One Ltd

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, has completed the acquisition of Entertainment One, a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
buyer: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS:$4,681.38)
Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands. "
target: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,420 [$4,001]
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$1,144
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$136
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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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announced 4/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Audio Network Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One, UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition and production of entertainment content, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Audio Network, one of UK's largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music, used in film, advertising and media.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television, music, family programming, digital content and live entertainment. "
target: Audio Network Limited
Audio Network is UK’s largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music for use in film, television, advertising and digital media. Their music is featured in high-end television and advertising productions to user-generated content on digital and social platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$233 [$216]
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$38
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Sierra/Affinity LLC

synopsis: Entertainment One, an independent studio that produces and distributes media content, has acquired full ownership of Sierra Pictures LLC, a leading feature film production and global sales company based in California.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: Sierra/Affinity LLC
Sierra/Affinity (Sierra Pictures) is a feature film production and global sales company. They capitalize on the global film marketplace representing sales of third party films and commercial films designed to appeal to both the North American marketplace as well as top markets around the globe.
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closed 4/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Whizz Kid Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One has acquired a majority stake in British non-scripted specialist Whizz Kid Entertainment. Whizz Kid Entertainment produces award-winning programmes across a wide-range of genres including entertainment, factual entertainment, events and music.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: Whizz Kid Entertainment Limited
UK-based Whizz Kid Entertainment produces award-winning programmes across a wide-range of genres including entertainment, factual entertainment, events and music. Founded in 2006, Whizz Kid’s other formats include Let’s Dance for BBC One and the Life On Screen specials for BBC Two.
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closed 8/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Secret Location

synopsis: Entertainment One, a leading international entertainment company, has completed the acquisition to take full ownership of the digital agency and producer, Secret Location. Secret Location is an Emmy Award-winning digital agency that launches products and solves problems through storytelling.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specialises in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles. "
target: Secret Location
Secret Location is an Emmy Award-winning digital agency that launches products and solves problems through storytelling. They work in 3 key convergent specialties: Brand, Entertainment and Original Technology development.
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closed 3/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Renegade 83

synopsis: Entertainment One is pleased to announce that it has acquired a 65% interest in David Garfinkle and Jay Renfroe’s award-winning unscripted production company Renegade 83. The company creates, sells, and executes programming for broadcast networks, cable, and first run syndication.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specialises in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles. "
target: Renegade 83
Renegade 83 is one of the fastest growing and most successful unscripted/reality production companies in the world. Renegade 83 is one of the few companies that is able to create, sell and execute hit programming for broadcast networks, cable and first run syndication.
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$23*
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$35
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Dualtone

synopsis: Entertainment One (eOne) is pleased to announce its acquisition of leading Americana, singer-songwriter and Indie Rock brand Dualtone Music Group. Dualtone brings a roster of some of the most popular artists to eOne, including Denver-based The Lumineers whose 2012 debut album sold more than 2.5 million albums and 10 million singles worldwide.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: Dualtone
Dualtone Music Group is a singer-songwriter and indie rock music label. Dualtone’s roster includes Denver-based band The Lumineers, whose 2012 debut album sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide.
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announced 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Astley Baker Davies

synopsis: Entertainment One will take a 70% stake in Astley Baker Davies, the creators of the popular animation series Peppa Pig. The first episode of Peppa pig was aired in 2004 and there are more than 12,000 branded products, from pencil cases and ice cream to bean bags and even Peppa Pig World theme parks in Hampshire and Milan.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: Astley Baker Davies
Astley Baker Davies are the Producers and Creators of Peppa Pig the pre-school animation series which has over 100 episodes and one TV Special. Their other series include Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom and The Big Knights.
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closed 1/7/2015 via Market Wire

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired The Mark Gordon Company, Inc.

synopsis: Entertainment One has announced that they have acquired a majority stake in The Mark Gordon Company. The venture will create an independent studio that will finance and produce film, network, cable, and digital premium content. The Mark Gordon Company is an award-winning film and television producer with an outstanding track record of hits.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: The Mark Gordon Company, Inc.
Mark Gordon is an award-winning film and television producer with an outstanding track record of hits, including television's Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Army Wives, and Ray Donovan, as well as critically-acclaimed box-office successes including Speed, The Day After Tomorrow, and more.
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closed 8/29/2014 via PE Hub

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Force Four Entertainment Ltd.

synopsis: Entertainment One Ltd has acquired Force Four Entertainment, a Vancouver-based television production company. The company’s highly successful television programs include lifestyle, reality and scripted programming that have sold and aired around the world.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: Force Four Entertainment Ltd.
Vancouver-based Force Four began operations in 1983, and has grown to be one of Canada’s most successful and respected television production companies, producing more than five hundred hours of television and earning accolades on the national and international stage.
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closed 7/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired Paperny Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Toronto-based media production and distribution company Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired Paperny Entertainment. The company has production operations in Vancouver, Toronto and New York. Since launch in 1994, the company has produced over 500 hours of documentary series programming, as well as popular reality and lifestyle content.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: Paperny Entertainment, Inc.
Based in Vancouver, Paperny has production operations in Vancouver, Toronto and New York. Since launch in 1994, the company has produced over 500 hours of documentary series programming, as well as popular reality and lifestyle content.
price ($mm)
$27
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announced 6/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Art Impressions Media Group Inc.

synopsis: International entertainment group Entertainment One has agreed to acquire the brand and licensing agency, Art Impressions Media Group. Art Impressions specialises in brand management and brand creation across a range of demographics, from children to adults.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
The Entertainment One group is the number one wholesale distributor of home entertainment products in Canada through its Entertainment One business. Entertainment One is also a producer, publisher and distributor of audio and visual products in the US through its Koch Entertainment business. "
target: Art Impressions Media Group Inc.
Art Impressions Media Group Inc. is a leading full-service brand-development and licensing agency which specializes in creating lifestyle brands. It focuses on developing “evergreen” programs capable of achieving licensing success across a broad spectrum of consumer products.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.85 [$9.85]
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announced 9/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Alliance Films, Inc.

synopsis: Entertainment One Ltd., the number one wholesale distributor of home entertainment products in Canada, announced plans to acquire Alliance Films, a leading independent film distributor in Canada, Britain and Spain.
buyer parent: Marwyn Investment Management LLP
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
The Entertainment One group is the number one wholesale distributor of home entertainment products in Canada through its Entertainment One business. Entertainment One is also a producer, publisher and distributor of audio and visual products in the US through its Koch Entertainment business. "
target: Alliance Films, Inc.
Alliance Films, Inc. distributes motion pictures in Canada. It distributes cinemas, DVDs, and trailers, as well as provides show times information of various cinema theatres in Canada.
price ($mm)
$230
rev ($mm)
$461
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
announced 4/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Audio Network Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One, UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition and production of entertainment content, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Audio Network, one of UK's largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music, used in film, advertising and media.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television, music, family programming, digital content and live entertainment. "
target: Audio Network Limited
Audio Network is UK’s largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music for use in film, television, advertising and digital media. Their music is featured in high-end television and advertising productions to user-generated content on digital and social platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$233 [$216]
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 5/20/2020 via Forbes

Downtown Music, LLC, acquired Sheer Publishing Africa

synopsis: Downtown Music, a global independent rights management and music services company, has acquired Sheer Music Publishing, Africa’s largest independent music publisher, expanding the company’s geographic footprint to the continent of Africa.
buyer: Downtown Music, LLC
Downtown Music Holdings is a global company that owns, manages, and develops businesses with a vision for a more equitable and innovative music ecosystem. The company is the world's leading provider of end-to-end services to artists, songwriters, labels, music publishers, and other rights holders. "
target: Sheer Publishing Africa
Sheer Publishing is one of Africa’s largest independent Publishing houses and is currently looking to expand its client base within the African diaspora. Sheer's mission is to provide a comprehensive range of copyright services to their clients, both domestic, Continental and international.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ad Litteram Inc., acquired Atma Classique

synopsis: Montreal-based Ad Litteram has acquired ATMA Classique, a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles. With the transaction, Ad Litteram acquires Disques ATMA Inc.'s shares and the ATMA Classic label, ensuring the company's sustainability with an emphasis on video and the expansion of the digital catalog.
buyer: Ad Litteram Inc.
Ad Litteram is a Canadian music house with a roster of services that includes music publishing, recordings, management, and video production. The company aims to provide its artists with the human, technological, commercial, and artistic means to carry out their projects. "
target: Atma Classique
ATMA Classique is a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles representing a wide spectrum of musical styles, from Baroque music to great symphonic works with countless detours in terms of traditional music, Neapolitan song, tango, and contemporary repertoire.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Endurance Music Group, acquired Wide Open Music

synopsis: Newly formed publishing company Endurance Music Group has acquired Wide Open Music, a music publishing and management company. Wide Open Music was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Raven Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Endurance Music Group
Formed in 2019, Endurance Music Group is a full-service music publishing house and is home to songwriters Scooter Carusoe and Clint Lagerberg, emerging songwriter-artists Ryan Plappert, Jake Rose, and songwriter Ben Stoll, and multiple successful catalogs. "
target: Wide Open Music
Wide Open Music operates as a music publishing and management company. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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closed 2/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Formax, LLC, acquired Firma Melodiya

synopsis: Firma Melodiya, a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings in Russia, has been acquired by Formax LLC, a company that works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work.
buyer: Formax, LLC
Formax LLC, registered in 2015, works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work. The company belongs to two businessmen - Mikhail Sukontsev and Dmitry Smirnov. "
target parent: The Federal Agency for State Property Management
target: Firma Melodiya
Firma Melodiya was founded in 1964 as a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings. Melodiya is the national heritage of Russia, and includes the most valuable archive which includes more than 230,000 sound recordings in a variety of genres.
price ($mm)
$5.13
rev ($mm)
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closed 1/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, acquired THiS Music

synopsis: Sony/ATV, the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, has acquired THiS Music, a company that provides music publishing services based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, ranging from songs by iconic names including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Queen and The Rolling Stones to contemporary superstars such as Lady Gaga. "
target: THiS Music
THiS Music, LLC provides music publishing services. THiS Music, LLC is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Pulse Recordings Inc.

synopsis: Concord Music Publishing has acquired Fujipacific Music’s stake in Los Angeles-based Pulse Music Group – widely regarded as one of the hottest pop music publishers in the world today. PULSE is a music publishing, management and music services company that is home to a talent roster credited with more than 100 million units of recorded music sales.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Pulse Recordings Inc.
Created by musicians for musicians, PULSE is a music publishing, management and music services company that is home to a talent roster credited with more than 100 million units of recorded music sales.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sentric Music Limited, acquired Big World Publishing

synopsis: UK born-Sentric Music Group has acquired Big World Publishing. Founded by Patrick Meads in 2000, Big World Publishing is an independent publisher representing a wide range of funk, soul, jazz, Latin jazz, electronica, afro funk, ambient, blues and reggae music.
buyer: Sentric Music Limited
Sentric Music formed in 2006 as the new age independent music publisher. Sentric disrupted traditional publishing by offering the fairest deal in the industry. Sentric empowers artists and songwriters to collect the royalties they’re owed. "
target: Big World Publishing
Founded by Patrick Meads in 2000, Big World Publishing is an independent publisher representing a wide range of funk, soul, jazz, Latin jazz, electronica, afro funk, ambient, blues and reggae music.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Victory Records

synopsis: Growing indie powerhouse Concord Music has acquired Victory Records, the Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. As part of the deal, Concord has also acquired Brummel's Another Victory Publishing catalog.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Victory Records
Victory Records is the Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. It also operates a music publishing company called "Another Victory, Inc." and is the distributor of several smaller independent record labels. It has featured many prominent post-hardcore and metalcore artists.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., acquired Entertainment One Ltd

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, has completed the acquisition of Entertainment One, a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
buyer: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS:$4,681.38)
Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands. "
target: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,420 [$4,001]
rev ($mm)
$1,144
EBITDA ($mm)
$136
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
30.7x
closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

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

Mojo Music & Media Group Limited, acquired Chelsea Music Publishing

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

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

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

Ithaca Holdings LLC, acquired Atlas Music Publishing LLC

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

Lyric Capital Group, acquired Spirit Music Group

synopsis: Lyric Capital Group, a private equity investment company, has acquired Spirit Music Group, one of the world's leading independent music publishers. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.
buyer: Lyric Capital Group
Lyric Capital Group was created by Jon Singer as a private equity investment company. "
target: Spirit Music Group
Spirit Music Group is one of the world's leading independent music publishers, owning and/or managing more than 75,000 songs spanning seven decades and every leading musical genre. The company's repertoire reflects some of the most beloved songs and songwriters of all time.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Samuel French, Inc.

synopsis: Concord Music has acquired 188-year-old theater publisher and licensing mainstay Samuel French. Samuel French, with offices in both the UK and U.S., has represented some of the most revered plays and musicals in the English language. Its catalog of more than 10,000 titles includes plays by August Wilson, Arthur Miller, and more.
buyer parent: Barings
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Samuel French, Inc.
For over 180 years, Samuel French has been the world’s leading publisher and licensor of plays and musicals for the stage, an innovative resource for the theatre industry, and a company that celebrates those who make theatre around the world.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Quebecor Inc., acquired MP3 Disques

synopsis: Quebecor's Music Division is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mario Pelchat's MP3 Disques label, an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques joins the Music Division's other two labels, Musicor and Ste-4 Musique.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Canada's leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, Quebecor is one of the most successful integrated communications companies in the industry. Quebecor features some of Quebec's most beloved brands such as Vidéotron, TVA, Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec, "
target: MP3 Disques
Montreal-based MP3 Disques is Mario Pelchat's label, as well as an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques is a French label that has hit releases such as Noël avec Jireh Gospel Choir, and Le monde où je vais by Mario Pelchat.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Tele Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music, a music production company that specializes in providing music and sound effects for media companies, has acquired the historic French production music label Tele Music. Tele Music is known as one of the original "library music" icons and compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Tele Music
Based in France, Tele Music is a historic music production company and publisher. They are known as one of the original "library music" icons in France. They compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
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announced 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Sony Corporation of America, will acquire EMI Music Publishing

synopsis: Sony Corporation of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony, has agreed to acquire EMI Music Publishing from Mubadala Investment Company. EMI Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music publishers. EMI owns over two million songs that include classics by Queen, Carole King and the Motown catalog along with contemporary songs.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Corporation of America
Sony Corporation of America is the U.S. headquarters of Sony, under which all Sony companies operate in the United States. Sony's principal U.S. businesses include Sony Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. "
target parent: Mubadala Investment Company
target: EMI Music Publishing
EMI Music Publishing is one of the world's leading music publishers. EMI owns over two million songs that include classics by Queen, Carole King and the Motown catalog along with contemporary songs from Alicia Keys, Drake, Sam Smith, Pink, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Fetty Wap, Hozier and Sia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,300 [$3,659]*
rev ($mm)
$663
EBITDA ($mm)
$249
EV / rev
7.8x
EV / EBITDA
20.9x
closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music Group, acquired Razor & Tie

synopsis: Concord Music has fully acquired the Razor & Tie record label. The deal includes Razor & Tie's label, publishing division, popular Kidz Bop brand and Washington Square Records alternative imprint. Razor & Tie was founded in 1990 and has become one of the largest privately owned independent music labels and publishing companies in North America.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music Group
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. "
target: Razor & Tie
With over 40 million units sold, over 20 years in business and multiple Grammy Awards, Razor & Tie is one of the largest privately owned independent music labels and publishing companies in North America.
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Employees
6446
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Ticker: 300418
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kunlun
Kunlun is prominent and respected market leader within the Chinese web game industry and is now China’s largest web games distribution company. Kunlun has tirelessly and tenaciously made a conscious effort to deliver high quality, innovative and entertaining games to players all around the globe.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$273.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.34
EBIT ($mm)
$22.88
Net Income ($mm)
$51.18
Employees
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Ticker: TSX:RAY.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray Digital Media Group
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$222.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$72.62
EBIT ($mm)
$48.55
Net Income ($mm)
$18.86
Employees
1200
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Ticker: OM:SF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stillfront Group AB
Stillfront Group is an independent games developer and games publisher with a portfolio of high-quality games that build long player relationships. The Group includes Bytro Labs, Coldwood Interactive, Dorado Games, PowerChallenge and Simutronics.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$215.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.25
EBIT ($mm)
$50.50
Net Income ($mm)
$33.66
Employees
681
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3758
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aeria Inc.
Aeria Inc.
Aeria Inc. primarily engages in IT services and the delivery of online games. The company also provides game software development, business systems development, and data center services. In addition, it involves in temporary staffing and real estate leasing operations.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$186.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.84
EBIT ($mm)
$28.09
Net Income ($mm)
$22.06
Employees
347
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Ticker: ENXTPA:VIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$18,271.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,180.21
EBIT ($mm)
$1,772.21
Net Income ($mm)
$1,819.33
Employees
43900
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Ticker: GAIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc. is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories. The company dominates the health and wellness category and releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment and conscious media.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$156.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
272
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Ticker: ITGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc., publishes cassettes, CDs, music videos, and songbooks of a worshipful nature. Integrity's Christian music offerings range from praise and worship music to adult contemporary and children's music. Its song catalog includes ownership of more than 2,400 songs.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
$66.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.20
EBIT ($mm)
$4.20
Net Income ($mm)
$2.20
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:SRMX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media is an advanced media company operating three divisions: Saddle Ranch Pictures, which produces films; Saddle Ranch TV, which produces documentaries; and Saddle Ranch Digital, which produces award-winning educational content for place-based media networks.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: LGF.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lionsgate
Lionsgate
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,807.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$464.80
EBIT ($mm)
$302.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1686
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Ticker: SZSE:30013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the television play production, issuing and additive businesses. Huace Film primarily provides television series, advertisements, television books, movies and public relation activities, among others.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,239.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.08
EBIT ($mm)
$39.47
Net Income ($mm)
$34.51
Employees
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Ticker: SHSE:600977
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Film Co., Ltd.
China Film Co., Ltd. engages in the production and distribution of films in China. The company also produces television programs; operates and manages theaters; and provides film screening, marketing, and brokerage services.
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: 002292
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., one of the largest animation and entertainment businesses in China, has years of experience in operating and creating value from animation.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$418.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$87.48
EBIT ($mm)
$81.02
Net Income ($mm)
$71.73
Employees
1000
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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, which co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language films in multiple formats worldwide.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$196.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($59.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
396
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prime Focus Ltd.
Prime Focus Ltd.
Prime Focus Ltd. is the world’s largest integrated media services powerhouse. They provide end-to-end creative services, technology products & services, production services and post production services to Studios, Broadcast and Advertising Industries.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$173.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.22
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5500
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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: JASDAQ:2706
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broccoli Co., Ltd.
Broccoli Co., Ltd.
Broccoli is a Japanese media company that publishes manga, anime, video games and trading card games. The company is best known for their Di Gi Charat, Galaxy Angel and Aquarian Age franchises. Broccoli also operates a chain of retail stores called Gamers.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$100.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.03
EBIT ($mm)
$1.96
Net Income ($mm)
$1.59
Employees
58
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