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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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$15
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14.9x
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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$0.02
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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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announced 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Areu Bros, Inc., will acquire THEA

synopsis: Areu Bros. Studios, the first major Latino owned and operated media studio in the United States, will acquire THEA, the first ever city-based over-the-top video streaming platform that showcases the story of Atlanta through the eyes of its creators, brands, and entrepreneurs.
buyer: Areu Bros, Inc.
Areu Bros. Studios is the first major Latino owned and operated media studio in the United States. ABS is a trailblazer, intersecting art and technology, ultimately merging a community of collaborators and tech forward developers all under one roof, for more focused and contained incubation. "
target parent: Metro Atlanta Chamber
target: THEA
THEA is the first ever city-based over-the-top video streaming platform. THEA showcases the story of Atlanta through the eyes of its creators, brands, and entrepreneurs. Via this platform, viewers can access exclusive short-form content that spans lifestyle and culture, business, and technology.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Improbable, acquired Midwinter Entertainment

synopsis: Improbable, a UK maker of online gaming infrastructure technology, has acquired Midwinter Entertainment, an independent development studio and maker of the upcoming online game Scavengers, a class-based multiplayer shooter with a unique “co-opetition” twist, set in a world devastated by a new ice age.
buyer: Improbable
UK's Improbable builds powerful technology to help solve complex problems and create new realities. They create next-generation gameplay through virtual worlds in gaming and entertainment. They are committed to building and supporting games that use its SpatialOS game development platform. "
target: Midwinter Entertainment
Midwinter is an independent game development studio building a tribe of fearless explorers, united through play. They are currently hard at work on their first game, Scavengers, a class-based multiplayer shooter with a unique “co-opetition” twist, set in a world devastated by a new ice age.
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closed 8/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sky Network Television Limited, acquired RugbyPass Limited

synopsis: Sky Television, the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand, has acquired RugbyPass, a company headquartered in Singapore that is the premier online destination for global rugby fans, offering a live streaming rugby service.
buyer: Sky Network Television Limited (NZSE:SKT:$515.05)
SKY is the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand. SKY’s principal business activity is the distribution of both local and foreign program content to its subscriber base, predominantly through a digital satellite network. "
target: RugbyPass Limited
Headquartered in Singapore, RugbyPass is the premier online destination for global rugby fans, offering a live streaming rugby service. They also offer a wide array of original video content, news, analysis, stats and a world-first rugby player and team rankings system, the RugbyPass Index.
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$42
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired gamigo AG

synopsis: Media and Games Invest, a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired majority interest in gamigo AG, a German company that has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$39.49)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a German strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies. "
target: gamigo AG
Headquartered in Germany, Gamigo has developed into one of the leading publishers of online and mobile games in Europe and North America. Gamigo grows via organic growth as well as through acquisitions and has made acquisitions in games, media, technology companies and individual game assets.
price ($mm)
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$61
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$5
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0.0x
announced 7/24/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Bell Media, will acquire Noovo.ca

synopsis: Bell Media announced it has entered into an agreement with the shareholders of Groupe V Média to acquire conventional network V along with related digital assets including the ad-supported VOD service Noovo.ca. V is a Quebec general-interest television channel that is available on several platforms.
buyer parent: BCE, Inc.
buyer: Bell Media
Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice. Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. "
target parent: Groupe V Media Inc
target: Noovo.ca
Canada-based Noovo.ca is an ad-supported VOD (video on demand) service. Noovo.ca offers V, a Quebec general-interest television channel that is available on several platforms.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

SPI International, acquired Film1 Group

synopsis: SPI International, a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents, has acquired the Film1 premium movie channel brand in the Netherlands from Sony Pictures Television. Film1 is a Dutch premium television and video on demand service where people can watch anytime, anywhere for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
buyer: SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents. SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Film1 Group
Film1 is a Dutch premium television and video on demand service. Watch anytime, anywhere for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
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announced 6/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Stillfront Group AB, will acquire KIXEYE, Inc

synopsis: Sweden's Stillfront Group AB, a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre, has entered into an agreement to acquire KIXEYE, Inc. a leading developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games (MMORTS) for PC and mobile devices.
buyer: Stillfront Group AB (OM:SF:$164.26)
Headquartered in Sweden, Stillfront is a global group of gaming studios and a market leader in the free-to-play online strategy games genre. Their diverse and exciting game portfolio has two common themes; loyal users and long lifecycle games. "
target: KIXEYE, Inc
KIXEYE, Inc is a leading developer and publisher of massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games (MMORTS) for PC and mobile devices with four live games. Their biggest titles are Battle Pirates, War Commander, and VEGA Conflict.
price ($mm)
$90
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closed 6/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Altice USA, acquired Cheddar

synopsis: Altice USA, one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the US, has completed the acquisition of Cheddar, the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more.
buyer parent: Altice N.V.
buyer: Altice USA (CVC:$9,566.61)
Altice USA is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the US, delivering broadband, pay television, telephony services, Wi-Fi hotspot access, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers. "
target: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more.
price ($mm)
$200
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kabam, Inc., acquired Riposte Games & Co

synopsis: Kabam, a Vancouver based world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices, has acquired Riposte Games & Co, a Montreal based company that has emerged as a development powerhouse for mid core free to play games on mobile, PC, and Web.
buyer parent: Netmarble
buyer: Kabam, Inc.
Kabam is a world leader of developing entertaining, immersive, and highly social multiplayer games for mobile devices. They merge consumer behavior with the art of game design to create experiences that are enjoyed by millions of players across the globe. "
target: Riposte Games & Co
Founded in 2014, Riposte Games & Co (formerly Cloudcade Canada) has emerged as a development powerhouse for mid core free to play games on mobile, PC, and Web.
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closed 3/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnyMind Group, acquired Moindy Digital

synopsis: AnyMind Group, an AI solutions provider, has acquired a majority stake in Moindy Digital from TV Thunder Pcl, a television content producer and provider in Thailand. Moindy Digital is Thailand's #1 Multi Channel Network (MCN). Moindy manages celebrities, musicians, Youtubers, and influencers accounts that have over 300 million viewers.
buyer: AnyMind Group
AnyMind Group is an AI solutions provider across the advertising, marketing and human resource industries. AnyMind Group aims to power businesses and professionals with a suite of AI-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, enabling them to easily achieve greater scale and efficiency. "
target parent: TV Thunder Pcl
target: Moindy Digital
Moindy Digital is Thailand's #1 Multi Channel Network (MCN). Moindy manages celebrities, musicians, Youtubers, and influencers accounts that have over 300 million viewers. Moindy has over 500 YouTube and LINE TV channels within its network, with a reach of more than 30,000,000 subscribers.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

TalentMedia, acquired LifeTube

synopsis: TalentMedia, a Polish company that advises brands on how to create effective Online Video Campaigns, acquired LifeTube, a Polish specialized influencer marketing and YouTube content network.
buyer: TalentMedia
TalentMedia is a Polish company that advises brands on how to create effective Online Video Campaigns. They help content creators all over the world make their first steps on Youtube. Talentmedia combines creativity, the art of storytelling and optimization for platforms which are always changing. "
target: LifeTube
LifeTube is a Polish specialized influencer marketing and YouTube content network. It currently has 500 video creators with a total of over 85 million subscribers. LifeTube manages top influencers - YouTube stars - and creates channels for brands, enabling them to build their own audience.
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$2.44*
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Spring Media, acquired Fanseat

synopsis: Spring Media continues its growth in digital sports consumer services with the acquisition of Fanseat, a global digital sports channel created by Finnish telco Elisa. Fanseat serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
buyer: Spring Media
Spring Media is an international sports media agency that provides media rights distribution as well as digital, production-, distribution- and consulting services for sporting events. Spring Media produces and distributes over 5,000 hours of live sports annually to over 200 broadcasters worldwide. "
target parent: Elisa Oyj
target: Fanseat
Fanseat is a global SVOD (subscription video on demand) digital sports channel launched by Finland’s largest private telecommunications company, Elisa, in 2015. It serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
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announced 3/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire Future Today Inc.

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp, a leading independent content distributor, will acquire Future Today, Inc, a market-leading OTT platform and one of the largest AVOD channel networks in the world. Future Today’s cloud-based platform manages OTT services for more than 350 content owners, producers, distributors and major media companies.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$59.14)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: Future Today Inc.
Future Today Inc. is a video technology and distribution company. Future Today’s cloud-based platform manages OTT services for more than 350 content owners, producers, distributors and major media companies. The company also owns and operates two popular channels, Fawesome.tv and HappyKids.tv.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$24
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2.5x
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kumpulan Utusan, acquired Media House Entertainment Sdn Bhd

synopsis: The Utusan Group, a media conglomerate in Malaysia, has acquired a 60% stake in Media House Entertainment (MHE TV), an entertainment news portal in Malyasia that provides trending news and videos. MHE TV offers the latest news about actors, singers, and other celebrities. MHE TV also offers news and articles about food and travel.
buyer: Kumpulan Utusan (KLSE:UTUSA:$47.46)
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines. "
target: Media House Entertainment Sdn Bhd
Media House Entertainment (MHE TV) is an entertainment news portal in Malyasia that provides trending news and videos. MHE TV offers the latest news about actors, singers, and other celebrities. MHE TV also offers news and articles about food and travel.
price ($mm)
$0.06*
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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)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
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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announced 8/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., will acquire Entertainment One Ltd

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 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
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$136
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30.7x
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 [$216]
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
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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:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specialises in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 40,000 film and television titles. "
target: Renegade 83
Renegade 83 is one of the fastest growing and most successful unscripted/reality production companies in the world. Renegade 83 is one of the few companies that is able to create, sell and execute hit programming for broadcast networks, cable and first run syndication.
price ($mm)
$23*
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$35
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$5
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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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$212*
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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:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: The Mark Gordon Company, Inc.
Mark Gordon is an award-winning film and television producer with an outstanding track record of hits, including television's Grey's Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Army Wives, and Ray Donovan, as well as critically-acclaimed box-office successes including Speed, The Day After Tomorrow, and more.
price ($mm)
$133*
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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 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
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6.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., will acquire Entertainment One Ltd

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 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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closed 12/8/2017 via PR Newswire

Kobalt Music Group Ltd., acquired SONGS Music Publishing

synopsis: SONGS Music Publishing, the world's leading independent contemporary music publisher, has sold its catalog to Kobalt Capital's fund, where it will be administered and serviced by Kobalt Music Publishing, a music services company. SONGS offers its writers innovative deals with content buyers and a deep commitment to both A&R and Creative Licensing.
buyer: Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
Kobalt is the leading independent music services company. Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Label Services, and Neighboring Rights divisions each offer an alternative to the traditional music business model, empowering artists, songwriters, publishers and labels with advanced technology and control. "
target: SONGS Music Publishing
SONGS Music Publishing is the leading independent contemporary music publisher and is widely known as the principal independent competitor to the four majors in contemporary music publishing. SONGS offers its writers deals with content buyers and a deep commitment to both A&R and Creative Licensing.
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closed 9/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music Group, acquired Savoy Label Group

synopsis: Concord Music, one of the largest integrated music publishing and record companies in the world, is proud to announce the acquisition of celebrated recording company, Savoy Label Group. Founded in 1942, Savoy Label Group includes the celebrated Savoy Jazz catalog and more than 3,000 master recordings.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music Group
The Concord Music Group is one of the largest independent record and music publishing companies in the world and owner of a rich and, in many cases, historically significant catalog of recordings. "
target: Savoy Label Group
Savoy Records is an American record company and label established in 1942 in Newark, New Jersey. Savoy specializes in jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel music.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Round Hill Music, acquired Carlin America, Inc.

synopsis: Round Hill Music has acquired Carlin Music, one of the largest of a few remaining independent music publishers in the world. Carlin Music, comprised of Carlin America, Carlin U.K. and E.B Marks Music, has a vast catalog of more than 100,000 songs including pop & rock classics “Are You Lonesome Tonight”, “Fever”, “Happy Together” among many others.
buyer: Round Hill Music
Round Hill Music is an independent music rights company. Round Hill provides a full administrative platform for songwriters and artists that delivers everything from sync licensing, song placements, music production, label services and transparent, accurate global royalty processing and accounting. "
target: Carlin America, Inc.
Carlin Music is one of the few remaining independent music publishers in the world. Carlin Music, comprised of Carlin America, Carlin U.K. and E.B Marks Music, has a vast catalog of more than 100,000 songs including pop and rock classics “Are You Lonesome Tonight”, “Happy Together” among others.
price ($mm)
$245
rev ($mm)
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

STX Entertainment, acquired Lalela Music

synopsis: STX Entertainment announced the acquisition of Lalela Music, a preeminent production music library for film, TV and other media. Founded in 2009, Lalela Music is a South African production music library featuring global composing talent. Its 28,000 cues have been used on major networks, top shows, as well as premium cable networks.
buyer: STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment is a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st century’s changed media landscape. "
target: Lalela Music
Founded in 2009, Lalela Music is a South African production music library featuring global composing talent. Its 28,000 cues have been used on major networks, top shows, as well as premium cable networks.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: EuropaCorp Group has sold its catalogue of music copyrights to Sony/ATV Group, the world's number one music publishing company.This sale concerns approximately 1.500 titles linked to more than 100 films including the music of movies like the Taken trilogy or Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, ranging from songs by iconic names including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Queen and The Rolling Stones to contemporary superstars such as Lady Gaga. "
seller: EuropaCorp (ENXTPA:ECP:$169.26)
EuropaCorp Group's Catalog of Music Copyrights includes approximately 1.500 titles linked to more than 100 films including the music of movies like the Taken trilogy or Lucy, but also scores from bands like Archive or Massive Attack, and composers like Eric Serra and Alexandre Desplat.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Concord Music Group, acquired Imagem Music Group

synopsis: Concord Bicycle Music, one of the largest independent record and music publishing companies in the world, has acquired global independent music publishing and theatrical rights company Imagem Music Group. Imagem is comprised of three distinct business units: Rodgers & Hammerstein (theatrical), Imagem Music (pop), and Boosey & Hawkes(classical).
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music Group
The Concord Music Group is one of the largest independent record and music publishing companies in the world and owner of a rich and, in many cases, historically significant catalog of recordings. "
target: Imagem Music Group
Imagem Music Group is the number one independent music publishing company in the world, unique for its leadership role in classical music, Broadway, and pop/rock. Imagem Music's expanding pop catalogue includes such writers as Pink Floyd, Elvis Presley, Genesis, Iron Maiden, Mark Ronson and more.
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closed 4/26/2017 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: JH Media Group, LLC has merged with Everlert, Inc., a provider of strategic management and structured financing services with a focus on Entertainment and Real Estate. JH Media Group arranges, composes and publishes music and videos. They also own and control intellectual property rights, these include unpublished Elvis Presley and Tupac tracks.
buyer: Everlert, Inc. (EVLI:$0.04)
Everlert, Inc. is a provider of strategic management and structured financing services headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles and focused on the two most prominent business sectors in Southern California: Entertainment and Real Estate. "
target: JH Media Group, LLC
JH Media Group, LLC arranges, composes and publishes music and music videos. They also own and control intellectual property rights that have generated substantial revenue for several decades, these include include unpublished Elvis Presley and Tupac tracks.
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($403.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1010
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Ticker: PWRD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perfect World Entertainment
Perfect World Entertainment
Perfect World is a leading publisher of online multiplayer games. Perfect World has published 10+ popular titles including Neverwinter, Star Trek Online, Gigantic and Livelock. By specializing in constantly evolving online games, Perfect World is one of the leading publishers in the gaming market.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$618.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.32
EBIT ($mm)
$70.47
Net Income ($mm)
$75.92
Employees
5378
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Ticker: SEHK:777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$615.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.42
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
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: 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: 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)
$164.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.73
EBIT ($mm)
$42.62
Net Income ($mm)
$18.93
Employees
500
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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)
$160.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.37
EBIT ($mm)
$29.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1200
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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)
$16,408.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,935.73
EBIT ($mm)
$1,553.46
Net Income ($mm)
$534.07
Employees
41600
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Ticker: LSE:ETO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entertainment One Ltd
Entertainment One Ltd
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,173.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$139.72
EBIT ($mm)
$88.12
Net Income ($mm)
$14.58
Employees
1190
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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 ($mm)
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EBIT ($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 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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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