Like CIXL-FM and CKYY-FM

announced 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire CIXL-FM and CKYY-FM

synopsis: Stingray Group Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stingray Radio Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of CIXL-FM (Giant FM) and CKYY-FM (Country 89) in Welland, Ontario, from Wellport Broadcasting Limited/RB Communications Ltd. Giant FM broadcasts a classic rock format, and Country 89 broadcasts country music.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray Digital Media Group is the world-leading provider of multi-platform music and video services as well as digital experiences for pay TV operators, commercial establishments, OTT providers, mobile operators, consumers, and more. "
target: CIXL-FM and CKYY-FM
CIXL-FM (Giant FM) and CKYY-FM (Country 89) are sister radio stations based out of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Giant FM broadcasts a classic rock format, and Country 89 broadcasts country music.
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announced 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

ACE Radio Network, will purchase 1377AM Melbourne from Pacific Star Network Ltd

synopsis: Pacific Star Network has offloaded 1377AM Melbourne to Regional broadcaster ACE Radio Network. 1377AM Melbourne (3MP) is a commercial radio station, broadcast from Rowville, Victoria and licensed to Greater Melbourne. It broadcasts a classic rock format on 1377 AM and DAB+ digital radio.
buyer: ACE Radio Network
Since 1984 ACE Radio Broadcasters has been at the forefront of regional Victorian radio. The company has grown over the years to include 17 radio stations, The Weekly Advertiser newspaper, ACE Digital and ACE Direct Sales, employing over 200 people across Victoria and southern New South Wales. "
seller: Pacific Star Network Ltd (ASX:PNW:$49.71)
1377AM Melbourne (3MP) is a commercial radio station, broadcast from Rowville, Victoria and licensed to Greater Melbourne. It broadcasts a classic rock format on 1377 AM and DAB+ digital radio. Pacific Star Network is an Australian sports media content and entertainment business.
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announced 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire Classic Rock 100.1

synopsis: “Classic Rock 100.1” WKBH-FM West Salem/La Crosse WI will be acquired by Educational Media Foundation. Classic Rock 100.1 is the Premiere Classic Rock station on Wisconsin’s West Coast. They play only the best rockin’ tunes from the 60's, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, including Zeppelin, Skynyrd, Queen, Floyd, Aerosmith, The Stones, and Def Leppard.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target parent: La Crosse Media Group
target: Classic Rock 100.1
Classic Rock 100.1 is the Premiere Classic Rock station on Wisconsin’s West Coast. They play only the best rockin’ tunes from the 60's, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and even a few “Beyond…” including Zeppelin, Skynyrd, Queen, Floyd, Aerosmith, The Stones, Def Leppard, Metallica, Pearl Jam, and more.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

BNJ Group, will acquire Radio Swiss Pop

synopsis: The BNJ Group, a Swedish company that owns and operates radio stations, will acquire Radio Swiss Pop from SRG SSR, the largest media house in Switzerland. Radio Swiss Pop is a music radio station in Switzerland. Radio Swiss Pop plays pop and rock music 24 hours a day with no commercials and no talks in between.
buyer: BNJ Group
The BNJ Group is a Swedish company that owns and operates radio stations. BNJ operates RTN, RFJ, RJB, Arc Musique and GRRIF. The group of stations provide listeners with local news and plays pop and rock music. "
target parent: SRG SSR
target: Radio Swiss Pop
Radio Swiss Pop is a music radio station in Switzerland. Radio Swiss Pop plays pop and rock music 24 hours a day with no commercials and no talks in between. Their music programme consists of 3,500 tracks with around 50% of the music being Swiss related.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., acquired WAAF-FM 107.3

synopsis: Educational Media Foundation, a Christian radio broadcasting company, has acquired WAAF-FM 107.3 from Entercom Communications, a leading American media and entertainment company. WAAF is one of the oldest rock stations in New England. The station broadcasts modern alt-rock music to listeners in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target parent: Entercom Communications Corporation
target: WAAF-FM 107.3
WAAF-FM 107.3 is one of the oldest rock stations in New England. WAAF broadcasts modern alt-rock music to listeners in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts. Their shows include Mistress Carrie, Mike Hsu, The Mens Room, Eddie Trunk Rocks!, and Bay State Rock.
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announced 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Southern Cross Austereo, will acquire Redwave Media

synopsis: Southern Cross Austereo (SCA), Australia’s biggest entertainment company, will acquire Redwave Media from Seven West Media, one of Australia’s leading integrated media companies. Redwave Media is the largest radio network in Australia. Redwave Media reaches consumers in West Australia through their RedFM and Spirit Radio networks.
buyer: Southern Cross Austereo (ASX:SXL:$410.41)
Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is one of Australia's most progressive and exciting entertainment based media companies. They have the potential to reach over 95% of Australia across national radio, regional free to air television and digital platforms. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Redwave Media
Redwave Media is the largest radio network in Australia. Redwave Media reaches consumers in West Australia through their RedFM and Spirit Radio networks. RedFM broadcasts rock and pop music to towns, mine sites and oil & gas platforms. Spirit Radio plays the best mix of Classic Rock and Today Hits.
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announced 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Radio, will purchase WCLO-AM and WJVL-FM from Bliss Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Big Radio, an owner and operator of radio stations, will acquire WCLO-AM and WJVL-FM from Bliss Communications, a company that owns and operates newspapers, radio stations and websites. WJVL-FM is a country music radio station. WCLO-AM is a talk radio station. Both stations are licensed to the Janesville, Wisconsin area.
buyer: Big Radio
Big Radio owns and operates 8 local radio stations in Wisconsin and Illinois. Their stations offer classical, rock, country, 90s music. Big Radio's news team provides local news 7 days per week, 365 days a year. Their stations include The Big FM 93.7, Big Country AM1260, Big Rock Q102 and more. "
seller: Bliss Communications, Inc.
WJVL-FM is a country music radio station. WCLO-AM is a talk radio station. Both stations are licensed to the Janesville, Wisconsin area and belong to Bliss Communications, a company that owns and operates newspapers, radio stations and websites.
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announced 4/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Group 1981, will acquire Oui FM SAS

synopsis: The French radio holding company, Group 1981 has officially acquired OUI FM, France’s first rock radio station. With 28 FM frequencies, DAB + frequencies, free application and website, OUI FM brings together nearly 480,000 daily listeners.
buyer: Group 1981
Group 1981 is a French radio holding company. Through its 8 radio stations, it covers most of the French regions. They own Black Box, Forum, Latina, Swigg, Vibration, Voltage, and Wit FM. "
target parent: Arthur World Participations Group
target: Oui FM SAS
OUI FM is France’s first rock radio station. It has helped many iconic groups to emerge. With 28 FM frequencies, DAB + frequencies, free application and website, OUI FM brings together nearly 480,000 daily listeners.
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announced 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

Meruelo Media, will acquire KLOS-FM

synopsis: Meruelo Group announced that its media division, Meruelo Media, entered into an agreement with Cumulus Media Inc. to purchase KLOS-FM in Los Angeles. KLOS (95.5 MHz, 95.5 KLOS) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Los Angeles, California and broadcasting to the Greater Los Angeles area. The station airs an album-oriented rock radio format.
buyer parent: The Meruelo Group
buyer: Meruelo Media
Meruelo Media, a division of the Meruelo Group, is the largest and fastest growing minority-owned media company in California. Meruelo Media operates Los Angeles television stations KWHY-22 and KBEH 63. "
target parent: Cumulus Media Inc.
target: KLOS-FM
KLOS (95.5 MHz, 95.5 KLOS) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Los Angeles, California and broadcasting to the Greater Los Angeles area. The station airs an album-oriented rock radio format.
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announced 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Forever Media Inc., will acquire Delmarva Broadcasting Company

synopsis: Forever Media, an owner and operator of radio stations, will acquire Delmarva Broadcasting Company (DBC) from Steinman Communications, an innovative, multi-channel communications company. DBC owns and operates nine radio stations. DBC operates pop music, country music, gospel music, news radio, talk radio, and sports stations.
buyer: Forever Media Inc.
Forever Media owns and operates radio stations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio. Forever Media broadcasts in a variety of formats, including music, news & talk radio, and sports. They operate stations in Altoona, Cumberland, Johnstown, Midshore, Pittsburgh, State College, Wheeling, and York. "
target parent: Steinman Communications
target: Delmarva Broadcasting Company
Delmarva Broadcasting Company (DBC) is a company that owns and operates nine radio stations in DE, MD, and NJ. DBC operates pop music, country music, gospel music, news radio, talk radio, and sports stations. Their stations include 101.7FM / 1150AM WDEL, 103.7 WXCY, 93.7 WSTW, and more.
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announced 7/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., will acquire 92.5 XTU

synopsis: Entercom Communications Corp., a leading media and entertainment company, is to divest 92.5 WXTU, a commercial FM radio station in Philadelphia, to Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., an owner/operator of radio stations in the United States.
buyer: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., based in Naples, Florida, is an owner/operator of radio stations in the United States. As of June 2017, the company owned 63 stations under the Beasley Media Group name. "
target parent: Entercom Communications Corporation
target: 92.5 XTU
92.5 WXTU is a commercial FM radio station in Philadelphia. They provide the Delaware Valley with today's hit country music.
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announced 4/4/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Cumulus Media Inc., will purchase WKQX-FM and all related IP of WLUP-FM from Merlin Media, LLC

synopsis: Cumulus Media, a leader in the radio broadcasting industry, will acquire WKQX-FM and the call signal and IP of WLUP-FM from Merlin Media, a radio broadcasting company. WKQX-FM is an alternative rock radio station in Chicago. WLUP-FM is a classic rock station that has served the Chicago area for over 40 years.
buyer: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,073.86)
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 446 owned-and-operated stations. "
seller: Merlin Media, LLC
WKQX-FM is an alternative rock radio station in Chicago that offers rock music from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. WLUP-FM is a classic rock station that has served the Chicago area for over 40 years. The WKQX-FM radio station and the IP of WLUP-FM belong to Merlin Media, a radio broadcasting company.
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announced 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire 97.9 WLUP-FM

synopsis: Educational Media Foundation (EMF) has agreed to purchase WLUP-FM (97.9 FM, "The Loop") from Merlin Media, and EMF will convert the station to non-commercial status upon closing of the sale. Established in 1977, WLUP-FM is a classic rock radio station that has been serving the Chicago metropolitan area for over 40 years.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target parent: Merlin Media, LLC
target: 97.9 WLUP-FM
Established in 1977, WLUP-FM (97.9 FM, "The Loop") is a classic rock radio station that has been serving the Chicago metropolitan area for over 40 years.
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announced 2/15/2018 via PR Newswire

Townsquare Media Group, will acquire WOUR-FM

synopsis: Townsquare Media, Inc., a radio, digital media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire classic rock station WOUR-FM 96.9 in Utica, NY from Galaxy Communications, LLC, one of the premiere privately owned independent media groups in the country.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare is a radio, digital media, entertainment and digital marketing solutions company principally focused on being the premier local advertising and marketing solutions platform in small and mid-sized markets across the U.S. "
target parent: Galaxy Communications, LP
target: WOUR-FM
WOUR-FM 96.9 is a classic rock radio station based in Utica, NY. WOUR is the leading classic rock station in Utica. They have been playing classic rock since 1973.
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announced 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hubbard Radio, will purchase KSHE 94.7 & KPNT 105.7 from Emmis Communications Corporation

synopsis: Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications is selling the St. Louis area radio stations KSHE (94.7 FM) and KPNT (105.7 FM) to Hubbard Radio. KSHE is a legacy rock station, and KPNT is an alternative rock station.
buyer: Hubbard Radio
Hubbard Radio is a radio broadcasting company with stations in Chicago, Washington DC, Seattle, Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Northern Minnesota. "
seller: Emmis Communications Corporation (NasdaqGS:EMMS:$114.13)
KSHE 94.7FM and KPNT 105.7FM are radio stations located in the St. Louis area. Emmis Communications Corporation is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. Emmis owns 16 FM and 3 AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin, and Indianapolis.
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closed 2/15/2018 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., purchased KFMB-TV, KFMB-D2, KFMB-AM, and KFMB-FM from Midwest Television, Inc.

synopsis: TEGNA, an innovative media company, has acquired four broadcasting stations from Midwest Television, Inc., a family-owned company that owns and operates TV and radio stations. The deal includes KFMB-TV and KFMB-D2, CBS and CW affiliated TV stations. The radio stations included are KFMB-AM, a talk radio station, and KFMB-FM, a rock music station.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,221.95)
TEGNA Inc. is a media company innovating in the digital age. Their purpose is to serve the greater good of their communities. As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 46 television stations in 38 markets from coast to coast. "
seller: Midwest Television, Inc.
KFMB-TV and KFMB-D2 are TV stations affiliated with CBS and CW. KFMB-AM is a talk radio station, and KFMB-FM is a rock music radio station. All broadcasting stations belong to Midwest Television, Inc., a family-owned company in San Diego. The company owns and operates numerous TV and radio stations.
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announced 11/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pacific Star Network Ltd will be merged with Crocmedia,

synopsis: Pacific Star Network, an ASX listed media company with interests in broadcasting and publishing, is to merge with Crocmedia, a content and entertainment business. Crocmedia connects relevant brands to relevant audiences, through telling stories in radio, television, online and through brilliant events.
buyer: Crocmedia
Crocmedia is a content and entertainment business. They connect relevant brands to relevant audiences, through telling stories in radio, television, online and through brilliant events. They are Australia’s only independent syndicator of sports content. "
target: Pacific Star Network Ltd (ASX:PNW:$49.71)
Pacific Star Network Limited (PNW) is an ASX listed media company with interests in broadcasting and publishing. PNW owns two Melbourne AM commercial broadcasting licenses and broadcasts 24/7 on 1116 SEN and Classic Rock Radio.
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closed 10/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bay Broadcasting Limited, acquired Radio Nova

synopsis: Bay Broadcasting, the company behind Classic Hits 4FM and a shareholder in Sunshine 106.8 has taken 100% ownership of Radio Nova, having acquired the shareholdings owned by radio investors Vienna Investments, Des Whelan and Pat McDonagh. Nova was granted a 10-year licence to broadcast a rock music service to Dublin and the wider commuter belt.
buyer: Bay Broadcasting Limited
Bay Broadcasting Limited holds 38.4% of the share capital in Classic Rock Broadcasting Limited t/a Radio Nova. They also operate the following two radio stations based in the Greater Dublin Area: Choice Broadcasting Limited t/a Classic Hits 4FM and Star Broadcasting Limited t/a Sunshine 106.8. "
target: Radio Nova
Radio NOVA is a specialist classic rock music radio station licensed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to broadcast to Dublin city and county and the Dublin commuter belt, including parts of counties Wicklow, Kildare and Meath.
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announced 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will purchase Three Radio Stations from Entercom Communications Corporation

synopsis: Entercom Communications Corp., a leading media and entertainment company, announced that it has entered into an agreement to divest three radio stations to Educational Media Foundation (EMF), including KSWD-FM 100.3 The Sound in Los Angeles, KSOQ-FM 92.1 in San Diego and WGGI-FM 95.9 in Wilkes-Barre.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. They also own a Jacksonvile, Florida FM Radio Translator, W270CD. "
seller: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,489.93)
The three radio stations include KSWD-FM 100.3 The Sound in Los Angeles, KSOQ-FM 92.1 in San Diego and WGGI-FM 95.9 in Wilkes-Barre. KSWD-FM broadcasts a classic rock format. KSOQ-FM and WGGY (101.3 FM, "Froggy 101") broadcast country music.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Big Horn Media, Inc., will acquire 104.1 KRZQ-FM

synopsis: Big Horn Media, Inc., an owner and operator of radio stations, will acquire 104.1 KRZQ-FM from Times-Shamrock Communications, a family-owned communications company. 104.1 KRZQ-FM is a radio station that broadcasts alternative rock music. Their radio show lineup includes Bubba the Love Sponge, Out of Order, Passport Approved, and frEQ.
buyer: Big Horn Media, Inc.
Big Horn Media, Inc. owns and operates radio stations and is located in Reno, Nevada. The company is owned by John Burkavage. Big Horn Media operates 104.1 KRZQ-FM, an alternative rock music station, through a local marketing agreement. "
target parent: Times-Shamrock Communications
target: 104.1 KRZQ-FM
104.1 KRZQ-FM is a radio station licensed to the Fallon, Nevada area. The station broadcasts alternative rock music from their state-of-the-art studios. Their radio show lineup includes Bubba the Love Sponge, Out of Order, Passport Approved, and frEQ.
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announced 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire CIXL-FM and CKYY-FM

synopsis: Stingray Group Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stingray Radio Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of CIXL-FM (Giant FM) and CKYY-FM (Country 89) in Welland, Ontario, from Wellport Broadcasting Limited/RB Communications Ltd. Giant FM broadcasts a classic rock format, and Country 89 broadcasts country music.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray Digital Media Group is the world-leading provider of multi-platform music and video services as well as digital experiences for pay TV operators, commercial establishments, OTT providers, mobile operators, consumers, and more. "
target: CIXL-FM and CKYY-FM
CIXL-FM (Giant FM) and CKYY-FM (Country 89) are sister radio stations based out of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Giant FM broadcasts a classic rock format, and Country 89 broadcasts country music.
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closed 5/6/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Basha

synopsis: Montreal-based Stingray Group Inc., a leading music, media, and technology company, has acquired its trusted affiliate Marketing Sensorial México (MSM), the Mexican leader in point-of-sale marketing solutions. MSM specializes in digital signage content production, in-store music, and the sale and/or lease of audio and visual equipment.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Montreal-based Stingray is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio stations, 4K UHD television channels, and more. "
target: Basha
Marketing Sensorial México, doing business as Basha, is the Mexican leader in point-of-sale marketing solutions. Basha creates unique immersive experiences through audiovisual environments and music, transcending conventional limits to face the new challenges of technology and human connection.
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closed 1/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Chatter Research

synopsis: Stingray, a leading music, media, and technology company, is acquiring Chatter Research, a Toronto-based leader in the design, development, and implementation of AI driven real-time customer feedback solutions for retail and hospitality businesses. The company’s combination of free-text chats and machine learning captures unique customer insights.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Montreal-based Stingray is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,200 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, 101 radio stations, digital signage, in-store music, and more. "
target: Chatter Research
Chatter Research is a Toronto-based leader in the design, development, and implementation of AI driven real-time customer feedback solutions for retail and hospitality businesses. The company’s combination of free-text chats and machine learning captures unique customer insights.
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Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire CIXL-FM and CKYY-FM

synopsis: Stingray Group Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stingray Radio Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of CIXL-FM (Giant FM) and CKYY-FM (Country 89) in Welland, Ontario, from Wellport Broadcasting Limited/RB Communications Ltd. Giant FM broadcasts a classic rock format, and Country 89 broadcasts country music.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray Digital Media Group is the world-leading provider of multi-platform music and video services as well as digital experiences for pay TV operators, commercial establishments, OTT providers, mobile operators, consumers, and more. "
target: CIXL-FM and CKYY-FM
CIXL-FM (Giant FM) and CKYY-FM (Country 89) are sister radio stations based out of Welland, Ontario, Canada. Giant FM broadcasts a classic rock format, and Country 89 broadcasts country music.
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announced 1/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Stingray Digital Media Group, will purchase CHOO-FM from Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.

synopsis: Stingray Group Inc. is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stingray Radio Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of CHOO-FM in Drumheller, Alberta, from Golden West Broadcasting Ltd. CHOO-FM is a radio station that broadcasts an adult contemporary format at 99.5 FM.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray Group Inc. is a leading music, media, and technology company. Stingray provides curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio TV channels, more than 100 radio licences, SVOD content, 4K UHD TV channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps. "
seller: Golden West Broadcasting Ltd.
CHOO-FM is a Canadian radio station that broadcasts an adult contemporary format in Drumheller, Alberta. The station is branded as 99.5 Drum FM. The station is Drumheller's first and only FM radio station.
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closed 10/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired DJ-Matic

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a world-leading provider of music and video services has announced that it has acquired DJ-Matic. DJ-Matic is a music entertainment company and a provider of in-store media solutions involving music, video, digital signage and more.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is the world-leading provider of multiplatform music and video services as well as digital experiences for pay TV operators, commercial establishments, OTT providers, mobile operators, consumers, and more. "
target: DJ-Matic
DJ-Matic is a music company for entertainment multimedia in the hospitality market. They can provide media solutions involving music, music videos and personalized visual content in industries including bars and pubs, retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and fitness centers.
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closed 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Novramedia Inc.

synopsis: Stingray, the world-leading provider of multiplatform music and video services, has acquired Novramedia, a Toronto-based leader in the design, development, and implementation of digital media solutions. Novramedia specializes in digital signage. The company designs and develops solutions that are targeted to their client's needs and budget.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is the world-leading provider of multiplatform music and video services, and digital experiences for pay TV operators, commercial establishments, OTT providers, mobile operators, consumers, and more. Its services include audio television channels, premium television channels, and more. "
target: Novramedia Inc.
Founded in 2006, Novramedia is a Toronto-based leader in the design, development, and implementation of digital media solutions. Novramedia specializes in digital signage. The company designs and develops solutions that are targeted to their client's needs and budget.
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Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire Newcap Radio

synopsis: Newfoundland Capital, which owns and operates broadcaster Newcap Radio, says it has signed a definitive agreement with Stingray, which would acquire all of its issued and outstanding shares. Newcap Radio is one of Canada’s leading radio broadcasters with 101 broadcast licences (72 radio stations and 29 repeating signals) across Canada.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is the world-leading provider of multiplatform music and video services, and digital experiences for pay TV operators, commercial establishments, OTT providers, mobile operators, consumers, and more. Its services include audio television channels, premium television channels, and more. "
target: Newcap Radio (TSX:NCC.A:$128.79)
Newcap Radio is one of Canada’s leading radio broadcasters with 101 broadcast licences (72 radio stations and 29 repeating signals) across Canada. The Company reaches millions of listeners each week through a variety of formats and is a recognized industry leader in radio programming.
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closed 1/3/2018 via Berkery

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Qello Concerts

synopsis: Stingray announced that it has acquired the assets of New-York based Qello Concerts, the world's leading over-the-top (OTT) streaming service for full-length, on-demand concerts and music documentaries - reaching users in more than 160 countries.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: Qello Concerts
Qello Concerts is the world's leading over-the-top (OTT) streaming service for full-length, on-demand concerts and music documentaries - reaching users in more than 160 countries.
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closed 7/31/2017 via Market Wire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired SMA Entertainment

synopsis: Stingray, a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it has concluded the acquisiton of Satellite Music Australia PTY Ltd. (SMA), a subsidiary of Macquarie Media Operations PTY Limited (MRN) and a leading Australian provider of in-store media solutions servicing more than 2,200 locations.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target parent: Fairfax Media Ltd.
target: SMA Entertainment
Satellite Music Australia PTY Ltd. (SMA) is a leading Australian provider of in-store media solutions servicing more than 2,200 locations. SMA Entertainment is a B2B content provider of audio and visual solutions, complimenting and enhancing the aesthetic that businesses want for themselves.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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closed 5/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired C Music Entertainment Ltd.

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it has acquired C Music Entertainment Ltd. ("C Music TV"), a London-based, multi-award-winning satellite and cable television channel dedicated to classical, crossover, and cinematic music videos.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: C Music Entertainment Ltd.
C Music Entertainment Ltd. ("C Music TV") is a London-based, multi-award-winning satellite and cable television channel dedicated to classical, crossover, and cinematic music videos. C Music TV is distributed through pay TV, satellite, IPTV and mobile providers in 105 countries.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Yokee Music Ltd

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multi-platform music provider, announced that it has acquired Israel-based Yokee Music LTD, creator of the Yokee app. Yokee enables users to search for songs on YouTube; sing, record, and share their version of their favorite songs; and listen to their friends’ performances.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: Yokee Music Ltd
Yokee Music is the creator of Yokee, an app that turns iPhones into karaoke microphones. Their platform enables mobile users to search for songs from the unlimited catalog of videos on YouTube; sing, record, and share their version of their favorite songs; and listen to their friends’ performances.
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closed 3/3/2017 via Market Wire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired NatureVision TV

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, has acquired NatureVision TV, a 24/7 channel available online and on television. NatureVision TV's cataloge of hundred of hours of exceptionally soothing nature programs brings home the world's most beautiful places through the brilliance of HD and 4K video.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: NatureVision TV
NatureVision TV is a 24/7 channel available online and on television. that has a cataloge of hundred of hours of exceptionally soothing nature programs brings home the world's most beautiful places through the brilliance of HD and 4K video.
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closed 1/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Classica GmbH

synopsis: Canadian digital entertainment group Stingray Digital has acquired the pay TV channel Classica from Beta Film CEO Jan Mojto’s classical music subsidary Unitel. Launched in 1996, Classica presents operas, ballets and concerts from some of the world’s most renowned opera houses, concert halls and music festivals.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target parent: Unitel GmbH & Co.KG
target: Classica GmbH
Classica is the worldwide leading pay TV channel for classical music, dedicated to audiovisual productions of the highest artistic and technical level. Launched in 1996, Classica presents the best operas, concerts, dance performances and documentaries from the world's most renowned concert halls.
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announced 6/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Stingray Digital Media Group, will purchase JuiceBox, MuchLoud, MuchRetro & MuchVibe from Bell Media

synopsis: Bell Media announced that it has entered into an agreement with Montréal-based Stingray Digital Group Inc. for the sale of four of its specialty services: Juicebox, MuchLoud, MuchRetro, and MuchVibe. Bell Media creates content and builds brands that entertain, inform, engage, and inspire audiences through the platforms of their choice.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
seller parent: BCE, Inc.
seller: Bell Media
Bell Media is Canada’s premier multimedia company. JuiceBox is a music video channel devoted to kids. MuchLoud delivers the best in Alternative, Metal and Punk music videos. MuchRetro is dedicated to music videos of the '80s and '90s. MuchVibe is Canada's only all urban music TV station.
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closed 6/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Festival 4K B.V.

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it has acquired the Festival 4K television channel. Festival 4K is the leading 4K Ultra HD channel with an international customer base. Its diverse programming includes hundreds of hours of extraordinary shows and events recorded live.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale. Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: Festival 4K B.V.
Available to more than 7 million subscribers currently under contract, Festival 4K is the leading 4K Ultra HD channel with an international customer base. Its diverse programming includes hundreds of hours of extraordinary shows and events recorded live.
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closed 2/24/2016 via Market Wire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Numedia Canada

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music and in-store solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired Nümedia. Nümedia provides intelligent media solutions to its client by enabling in-venue music, experiences, communication, engagement, and activation.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale Geared towards individuals and businesses alike, Stingray's products include: Stingray Music, Stingray Concerts, Stingray Brava, Stingray Ambiance and Stingray Karaoke. "
target: Numedia Canada
Nümedia provides “Intelligent Media Solutions” to its client by enabling In-Venue Experiences, Communication, Engagement and Activation. Nümedia’s technology allows its clients to manage and operate digital displays or in-store music through its proprietary software.
price ($mm)
$1.51
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announced 12/17/2015 via Market Wire

Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire iConcerts

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Swiss-based iConcerts, a TV channel dedicated solely to live music currently distributed to more than 100 Pay-TV and OTT operators in 85 countries.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries. "
target: iConcerts
iConcerts is the first digital entertainment channel dedicated 100% to live music. The multi-media platform is available in 85 countries and in over 250 million households worldwide.
price ($mm)
$7.17
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announced 12/14/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD)

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD), Australia's most important digital music services provider.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries. "
target: Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD)
Digital Music Distribution (DMD) provides digital music services to the public, broadcasters and other media suppliers as well as brand partners. DMD offers linear, subscription and brand promotion services across a wide range of music catalogues.
price ($mm)
$5.74
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announced 1/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire DMX, Inc.

synopsis: Stingray Digital, the worldwide leading provider of multiplatform music services, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the assets of DMX Media from Mood Media. DMX offers a full suite of music channels tailored to local tastes through Pay TV service providers in Latin America.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray Digital is a leading provider of cutting-edge applications delivering high quality music and video content on multiple platforms including Digital TV, IPTV, Internet, Mobile and Game Consoles. "
target parent: Mood Media Corporation
target: DMX, Inc.
DMX is a US provider of multi-sensory branding services, delivering services to over 100,000 locations. DMX uses music, video and digital signage, messaging, scent, and audio/visual systems to personify and enhance brands to create lasting connections that encourage customer loyalty.
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closed 8/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired The Karaoke Channel

synopsis: Stingray Digital is to purchase The Karaoke Channel, a television and video-on-demand service company, from Israeli Ananey Communications.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray Digital is a leading provider of cutting-edge applications delivering high quality music and video content on multiple platforms including Digital TV, IPTV, Internet, Mobile and Game Consoles. "
target parent: Ananey Communications
target: The Karaoke Channel
The KARAOKE Channel offers karaoke online, for download, on mobile, on video on demand, and on smart TVs. The KARAOKE Channel is proud to deliver more than 18 000 professional quality karaoke songs in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German and Italian.
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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 (:$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 12/31/2019 via Company Press Release

10net Group, acquired Unified Brand

synopsis: 10net Group has acquired Unified Brand, a provider of unique, custom digital signage and content channels in out-of-home locations. With the acquisition, the 10net Group will be able to provide end-to-end services and solutions, such as creating custom channel content to procuring, installing, and managing hardware and software.
buyer: 10net Group
10net Group is a collection of companies offering experiential digital signage solutions, including design and creative services, experience development and managed services. 10net creates unique, memorable experiences for companies, as well as offering multi-location systems that can be customized."
target: Unified Brand
Unified Brand builds and deploys unique, custom digital signage and content channels in out-of-home locations as a focused and cost-effective alternative to broadcast television. Unified Brand's various platforms help unify brands across multiple forms of media channels.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Loop Media, Inc. merged with Interlink Plus, Inc.,

synopsis: Interlink Plus, Inc., a professional Trade Show Services provider, has completed its merger with Loop Media, Inc., an innovative premium streaming media company based in Burbank, CA that builds products and solutions for both businesses and consumers.
buyer: Interlink Plus, Inc. (OTCPK:ITRK:$0.04)
InterLink Plus is a professional Trade Show Services provider in Las Vegas offering a wide array of affordable trade show services including staffing, marketing, booth design and set up. "
target: Loop Media, Inc.
Loop Media, Inc., is an innovative premium streaming media company building products and solutions for both businesses and consumers. Loop Media is based in Burbank, CA.
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announced 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

XTD Limited, will acquire AdLine LLC

synopsis: XTD, a stand-alone digital transit media company, will be acquiring Adline, a provider of an out-of-home integrated marketing ecosystem that drives growth by unlocking incremental revenue, reducing costs, creating efficiencies and engaging diverse audiences.
buyer: XTD Limited (ASX:XTD:$2.00)
Based in Australia, XTD is a stand-alone digital media channel that does not interfere with any of the existing station controls which also enables easy installation into almost any metro train network in the world, both underground or aboveground. "
target: AdLine LLC
Based in Australia, ADLINE provides indoor sport, leisure and community centres, and associations with an integrated marketing ecosystem that drives growth by unlocking incremental revenue, reducing costs, creating efficiencies and engaging diverse audiences who play for fun.
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announced 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ocean Outdoor UK Limited, will acquire AdCityMedia

synopsis: Ocean Outdoor has agreed to an all-cash offer to acquire AdCityMedia, a company that is active in the outdoor advertising market and is the leader of large digital format advertising in Sweden.
buyer: Ocean Outdoor UK Limited (LSE:OOUT:$96.37)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising. "
target: AdCityMedia (OM:ACM:$20.60)
AdCityMedia is active in the outdoor advertising market and is the leader of large digital format advertising in Sweden. The company has about 1,500 of its own media spaces and over 3,000 digital screens that they operate.
price ($mm)[EV]
$32 [$37]
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
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1.8x
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8.2x
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 7/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Talon Outdoor, acquired Grand Visual

synopsis: Talon, the U.K.’s largest independent Out of Home (OOH) media specialist, has acquired Grand Visual, a UK-based outdoor creative specialist. Grand Visual helps brands to target their audience by crafting compelling stories that maximise the effective use of digital OOH.
buyer parent: Eric Newnham
buyer: Talon Outdoor
Talon Outdoor is the U.K.’s largest independent Out of Home (OOH) media specialist and a significant player in the Out of Home agency sector with a focus on delivering smarter, creative, technology-led and integrated OOH communications. "
target: Grand Visual
Grand Visual is a UK-based outdoor creative specialist. Grand Visual helps brands to target their audience by crafting compelling stories that maximise the effective use of digital OOH. Grand Visual has delivered thousands of campaigns across every digital OOH format across more than 52 markets.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

EG Electronics, purchased Digital Signage Business from Leeroy

synopsis: EG Electronics, a provider of customized solutions based on electronics components and systems, has acquired Leeroy's Digital Signage business, a provider of digital signage and digital communication services using displays in stores and public areas.
buyer parent: KAMIC Group
buyer: EG Electronics
Based in Sweden, EG Electronics provides customized solutions based on electronics components and systems as well as standard products from selected manufacturers worldwide. From concept to delivery, and beyond, they offer unique and cost-effective solutions for customers with serial production. "
seller: Leeroy
Based in Sweden, Leeroy provides a fully integrated pre-order app, POS, kitchen displays, and self-service kiosk solutions for restaurants. Leeroy's digital signage business provides digital signage and digital communication services using displays in stores and public areas.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Active International, acquired The Digital Gate, S.L.

synopsis: Active International, a commercial innovation company, has acquired The Digital Gate, an independent media consultancy agency in Spain. The Digital Gate offers advertising and marketing services to large companies in Spain. Their services include digital marketing strategy, SEO, social media, mobile marketing, programmatic advertising, and more.
buyer: Active International
Active International is a commercial innovation company. They increase commercial agility through industry expertise, Active Trading Model, and direct investments that allow clients to transform assets into new forms of value and deliver positive business outcomes. "
target: The Digital Gate, S.L.
The Digital Gate is an independent media consultancy agency in Spain. The Digital Gate offers advertising and marketing services to large companies in Spain. Their services include digital marketing strategy, SEO, social media, mobile marketing, programmatic advertising, digital signage and more.
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closed 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Trison, acquired Beaver Group

synopsis: TRISON, a worldwide leader in sensory marketing for retail areas, has acquired Beaver Group, a UK-based digital agency that specialises in digital signage, web, mobile and interactive solutions. Beaver Group creates engaging, creative bespoke solutions using cutting-edge display and interactive technologies.
buyer parent: Portobello Capital
buyer: Trison
TRISON is a worldwide leader in sensory marketing for retail areas. TRISON offers visual and sound systems, scent marketing and other bespoke solutions for the retail, car, hospitality and real estate sectors. TRISON designs and implements integral solutions that transforms the customer experience. "
target: Beaver Group
Beaver Group is a UK-based digital agency that specialises in digital signage, web, mobile and interactive solutions. Beaver Group creates engaging, creative bespoke solutions using cutting-edge display and interactive technologies.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ocean Outdoor UK Limited, acquired Ngage Media

synopsis: Ocean has acquired Ngage Media, an outdoor advertising company based in the Netherlands. Ngage Media is a 100 percent pure play digital operator with 76 large full motion digital screens in 50 locations across the Randstad megalopolis.
buyer parent: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: Ocean Outdoor UK Limited (LSE:OOUT:$96.37)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising. "
target: Ngage Media
Ngage Media is an outdoor advertising company based in the Netherlands. Ngage Media is a 100 percent pure play digital operator with 76 large full motion digital screens in 50 locations across the Randstad megalopolis.
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closed 2/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Loop Media, Inc., acquired ScreenPlay Inc.

synopsis: Loop Media, Inc., an innovative streaming media company focused on premium short-form video for businesses and consumers, announced the acquisition of ScreenPlay, Inc. ScreenPlay manages the largest library of promotional videos (video trailers music videos, TV spots & video game previews) for the entertainment industry.
buyer: Loop Media, Inc.
Loop Media, Inc., is an innovative premium streaming media company building products and solutions for both businesses and consumers. Loop Media is based in Burbank, CA. "
target: ScreenPlay Inc.
ScreenPlay manages the largest library of promotional videos (video trailers music videos, TV spots & video game previews) for the entertainment industry. They provided streaming video services for Music Labels, Hollywood Studios, Theaters and Retailers/e-tailers in the USA and around the world.
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announced 1/24/2019 via BusinessWire

Akazoo will be merged with Modern Media Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: Modern Media Acquisition Corp. (MMDM), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Akazoo Ltd, a global digital music streaming platform based in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Modern Media Acquisition Corp.
Modern Media Acquisition Corp. (MMDM) is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, acquisition or similar business combination sponsored by Modern Media, LLC. "
target: Akazoo
Founded in 2010, Akazoo is a UK-based, global, on-demand music streaming subscription company with a focus on emerging markets. Akazoo’s Premium service provides subscribers with unlimited online and offline streaming access to a catalog of over 45 million songs on a commercial-free basis.
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closed 12/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Codigo merged with Spectrio,

synopsis: Spectrio, one of the nation’s leading providers of in-store marketing solutions powered by content and technology, announced that it has merged with Louisville-based Codigo, a leader in retail media solutions, digital signage, and kiosk technology.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is one of the nation’s leading end to end technology-enabled audio and video marketing companies, providing professional content and managed services on a monthly subscription basis. "
target: Codigo
Codigo is a leader in retail media solutions, digital signage, and kiosk technology. Codigo is about bringing innovative media solutions to market so their customers can make a positive impact on the retail behavior of consumers in their stores. They are based in Louisville, Kentucky.
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announced 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

MTN Group, will acquire Simfy

synopsis: MTN Group, a telecommunications group based in South Africa, is to acquire Simfy Africa (Pty) Ltd, a music-streaming business also based in South Africa. With over 36 million tracks to choose from, people can experience a different song every day.
buyer: MTN Group (JSE:MTN:$9,278.65)
MTN Group Limited entered the telecommunications scene at the dawn of South Africa’s democracy, in 1994. They offer an integrated suite of communications products and services, including traditional mobile voice and data, digital and mobile financial services as well as enterprise services. "
target: Simfy
Simfy Africa (Pty) Ltd is a music-streaming business. The company is based in South Africa. With over 36 million tracks to choose from, people can experience a different song every day.
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closed 10/4/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Sachs Capital Group, Virgo Capital, acquired RMG Networks, Inc.

synopsis: RMG Networks, global leader in technology-driven visual communications, announced it has been converted to a privately held entity in a transaction led by Virgo Capital with participation from existing investor Gregory H. Sachs.
buyer: Virgo Capital
buyer: Sachs Capital Group
Virgo Capital is a private equity firm focused on making control investments in established enterprise technology companies. Sachs Capital Group is a private opportunistic investment firm focused on alternative investment opportunities in high-growth sectors. "
target: RMG Networks, Inc. (RMGN:$37.04)
RMG Networks helps clients increase productivity, efficiency and engagement through digital messaging. They combine best-in-class software, hardware, business applications and services to offer a single point of accountability for integrated data visualization and real-time performance management.
price ($mm)
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$37
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closed 2/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Pandora Media, Inc.

synopsis: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pandora Media, Inc. With the transaction complete, SiriusXM is the world's largest audio entertainment company with strong, long-term growth opportunities. Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,002.00)
SiriusXM is one of the world's largest audio entertainment companies and is among the largest subscription media companies in the United States, offering an array of exclusive content to satisfy many interests. "
target: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,978 [$2,807]
rev ($mm)
$1,478
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EV / rev
2.2x
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closed 9/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Global Media & Entertainment Limited, acquired Outdoor Plus Limited

synopsis: Global, a leading media and entertainment group in the UK, has acquired Outdoor Plus, an out-of-home advertising company that offers high profile digital advertising sites in the UK. Outdoor Plus' portfolio of state-of-the-art digital screens provides brands with unrivalled Out-of-Home locations & access to London’s most desirable districts.
buyer: Global Media & Entertainment Limited
Global is a leading media and entertainment group in the UK. Global is home to some of the UK's biggest commercial radio brands, including Heart, Capital, Smooth and Classic FM. The group also operates two music TV channels and fifteen music festivals in the UK. "
target: Outdoor Plus Limited
Outdoor Plus is an out-of-home advertising company that offers high profile digital advertising sites in the UK. Their portfolio of state-of-the-art digital screens provides brands with unrivalled Out-of-Home locations & access to London’s most desirable districts.
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closed 9/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Voice Solutions merged with Spectrio,

synopsis: Spectrio, one of the nation’s leading providers of in-store marketing solutions powered by content and technology, announced that it has merged with Minneapolis-based Voice Solutions, a woman-owned, sensory marketing service company founded in 2004.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is one of the nation’s leading end to end technology-enabled audio and video marketing companies, providing professional content and managed services on a monthly subscription basis. "
target: Voice Solutions
Voice Solutions is the premier provider of sensory marketing solutions. Since 2004, Voice Solutions has helped hundreds of unique brands in over 20 industries transform brand concepts into feelings, environments and tangible entities.
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announced 8/29/2018 via Reuters

Asiaray Media Group Limited, will acquire Radius Displays International Limited

synopsis: Asiaray Media Group, a leading out-of-home media company in Greater China, will acquire a 51% stake in Radius Displays, a Hong Kong-based digital signage and street furniture company. Radius Displays has produced digital signage and street furniture for leading brands such as Louis Vuitton, Coca Cola, Forever 21 and Nespresso.
buyer: Asiaray Media Group Limited (SEHK:1993:$242.55)
Asiaray Media Group is a leading out-of-home media company in Greater China with a strategic focus on airport and metro line advertising. It is amongst the top privately-owned media companies with exclusive concession rights to airports and metro lines in Greater China. "
target: Radius Displays International Limited
Radius Displays is a Hong Kong-based digital signage and street furniture company. Their full range of services include consultancy, engineering, design, and supply. Radius Displays has produced digital signage and street furniture for leading brands such as Louis Vuitton, Coca Cola, and more.
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