Like RightsID and ChannelID

announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
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closed 3/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Lightstream, Inc., acquired Arsenal.gg

synopsis: Lightstream, an innovator in live streaming technology, has acquired Arsenal.gg, the industry-leading discovery and analytics tool for live video game streaming content. Lightstream delivers innovative, creative broadcasting technology and products that empower storytellers and address the biggest challenges streamers and content creators face.
buyer: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a Chicago-based startup built with a true passion for live video production, gaming and supporting the explosive growth of creators and their communities. Its cloud-based technology and products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined workflows. "
target: Arsenal.gg
Arsenal.gg is a live streaming data and analytics platform. For individual creators, it delivers free performance statistics and insights to grow their channels.
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

FanAI, acquired Waypoint Media

synopsis: FanAI, an audience analysis platform for esports and streaming, is buying New York-based Waypoint Media to improve its analytics tools for esports players and streamers. Waypoint Media provides the Information and tools necessary to make spending decisions in the complex Esports media landscape.
buyer: FanAI
FanAI is an audience analysis platform for esports and streaming. The FanAI platform is the leading esports audience monetization platform, built to help better identify, understand, and reach fans in order to sell more sponsorships and ultimately drive more revenue. "
target: Waypoint Media
Waypoint Media provides the Information and tools necessary to make spending decisions in the complex Esports media landscape. Explore engagement across over 1.2 million channels and track unique viewership, audience movement, and overlap for a true understanding of the esports ecosystem.
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closed 9/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Rentrak Corporation, acquired SponsorHub

synopsis: Rentrak, the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, announced it has acquired SponsorHub. The company is a premiere Big Data platform for the sports and entertainment industry, offering proprietary social media measurement for sports, political and advertising brands.
buyer: Rentrak Corporation (RENT:$115.67)
Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere. "
target: SponsorHub
SponsorHub provides elegant yet powerful enterprise-grade software tools to help brands measure their most important sports and entertainment campaigns.
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closed 5/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Jive Software, acquired CLARA ehf

synopsis: Jive Software announced that they've acquired the Icelandic startup, Clara. The reported price was approximately €6.8 million. CLARA produces community analytics tools that allow businesses to understand, monitor, and engage with their members on online platforms. They have 16 people distributed between San Francisco, London, and Reykjavik.
buyer: Jive Software (JIVE:$204.09)
Jive is the pioneer and world’s leading provider of social business solutions. Their products apply powerful technology that helps people connect, communicate and collaborate to get more work done and solve the biggest business challenges. "
target: CLARA ehf
CLARA ehf provides CLARA Insight, a community analytics tool for community managers. Its solution enables community managers to improve their efficiency by analyzing sentiment and trending discussions, and marketing managers to get insights into their community with actionable metrics.
price ($mm)
$8.86
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired Portent.IO

synopsis: YouGov, an international, full-service research company, has acquired Portent.IO, a UK-based, comprehensive social analytics platform for the film and television industry. Portent.IO combines A.I. with digital, social, survey and marketing data to create insights, recommendations and strategies for their clients.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$203.56)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Portent.IO
Portent.IO is a UK-based, comprehensive social analytics platform for the film and television industry. Portent.IO combines A.I. with digital, social, survey and marketing data to create insights, recommendations and strategies for their clients.
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announced 9/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Logitech International, will acquire Streamlabs

synopsis: Logitech International, a multi-brand product company for music, gaming, video, and computing, will acquire Streamlabs, a leader in software and tools for live streaming. Streamlabs allows game streamers to engage with viewers, grow their brands and channels, and monetize their broadcasts across platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook.
buyer: Logitech International (LOGI:$2,824.07)
Logitech is a multi-brand company that designs products that bring people together and connects them to digital experiences through music, gaming, video, and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Blue Microphones "
target: Streamlabs
Streamlabs is the leading provider of tools for professional streamers. Founded in 2014, its groundbreaking software, Streamlabs OBS, offers the largest set of features that content creators use to grow their audiences, engage with fans, and monetize their streams.
price ($mm)
$89
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Starfish Media N.V., acquired VueTec Ltd.

synopsis: Angler Gaming’s subsidiary Starfish Media N.V. has acquired assets consisting of the brand, domains and player database from Vuetec Limited. VueTec provides Distance Gaming software that allows patrons to participate directly in games being played in real casinos, and allows operators to add a live gaming platform to their existing site.
buyer parent: Angler Gaming plc
buyer: Starfish Media N.V.
Starfish Media is a company based in Curaҫao, operating since 2012 with the objective to provide players with first class online gaming sites. They develop, maintain and operate user friendly, trustworthy and secure sites that offer the ultimate online gaming experience. "
target: VueTec Ltd.
VueTec’s Distance Gaming software first launched in 2002 and has allowed patrons to participate directly in games being played in real casinos, and allows operators to add a live gaming platform to their existing site, offering unrivalled trust and transparency to their members.
price ($mm)
$1.28
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Branded Entertainment Network, acquired TubeBuddy

synopsis: BEN, the entertainment AI company, has acquired TubeBuddy, the largest platform to help YouTube creators optimize their audience and channel growth. With the acquisition of TubeBuddy, BEN will extend its resources directly to the creator community, helping them to grow and monetize their content initiatives.
buyer: Branded Entertainment Network
BEN Group is an entertainment AI company that places brands into influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content. BEN Group consists of the world’s largest influencer marketing business, the world’s largest product placement agency, and Greenlight, a global rights and licensing business. "
target: TubeBuddy
TubeBuddy has become the largest platform for YouTube channel management, optimization, and audience growth, helping millions of creators with a wide range of tools, including keyword research, thumbnail generation, A/B testing, bulk processing, and advanced analytics.
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closed 5/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Battery Ventures, acquired Stretch Internet

synopsis: CE Holdco, LLC, a portfolio company of Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Stretch Internet LLC, the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA).
buyer: Battery Ventures
Battery Ventures is a global technology-focused investment firm pursuing the most promising companies and ideas. Founded in 1983, the firm makes venture-capital and private-equity investments from its offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, London and Israel. "
target: Stretch Internet
Stretch Internet LLC, located in Gilbert, Arizona, is the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA) and partnering with 32% of all collegiate conferences.
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closed 11/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Flash Seats, acquired Vertical Alliance

synopsis: Flash Seats™, which revolutionized the secondary resale ticketing marketplace via paperless electronic ticketing technology and integrated relationship marketing tools, has acquired Dallas-based Vertical Alliance, which offers the most advanced primary ticketing solution available.
buyer: Flash Seats
Flash Seats™offers an innovative, cutting-edge solution combining electronic venue access, a branded marketplace for electronic event access rights, and a retail-class behavioral marketing system for the sports and entertainment industries. "
target: Vertical Alliance
Vertical Alliance offers a single integrated ticketing solution that increases venue yield per event while building customer loyalty. Integrate your ticketing (event and parking), merchandising and eCommerce. One platform. One universal database.
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closed 10/29/2020 via BusinessWire

b8ta, Inc., acquired Re:Store

synopsis: b8ta, a retail-as-a-service company, has acquired Re:store, a startup that brings retail-as-a-service to online fashion brands at Maiden Lane in San Francisco. By acquiring Re:store, b8ta bids to be the go-to leader for growing direct-to-consumer brands seeking omni-channel distribution.
buyer: b8ta, Inc.
b8ta is a retail-as-a-service company. From its award-winning experiential stores in cities nationwide, to its powerful software & analytics platform used by retailers across the globe, b8ta is the company shaping the future of shopping in person. "
target: Re:Store
Re:store is a startup that brings retail-as-a-service to online fashion brands. Re:store innovated IRL distribution with their retail-as-a-service model that provided turnkey placement with a proprietary dashboard, giving real time visibility to automate merchandising, buying & logistics.
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announced 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

JPJ Group plc, will acquire Gamesys Limited

synopsis: London-listed JPJ Group Plc will acquire operating partner Gamesys Limited outright, a UK-based online gambling software developer and operator. Gamesys operates several of the UK and Europe’s leading online social and real money slots, casino and bingo sites on both web and mobile and tablet with new products and apps being released regularly.
buyer: JPJ Group plc (LSE:JPJ:$412.79)
JPJ Group plc is a UK-based online gaming holding company. The group is a global bingo-led operator with a strong portfolio of online gaming brands. JPJ Group offers bingo and casino games to its customers through Jackpotjoy, Starspins, Botemania, Vera&John, InterCasino and other brands. "
target: Gamesys Limited
UK-based Gamesys Limited is an online gambling software developer and operator and currently operate several of the UK and Europe’s leading online social and real money slots, casino and bingo sites on both web and mobile and tablet with new products and apps being released regularly.
price ($mm)
$624
rev ($mm)
$85
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

SnobSwap, acquired Masquerade

synopsis: SnobSwap, a leading provider of e-commerce solutions for the brick-and-mortar resale industry has announced the acquisition of Masquerade, an omnichannel clothing solution. Masquerade, founded by David Engle and Jackson Geller, provides an omnichannel solution for selling apparel and accessories across multiple platforms.
buyer: SnobSwap
SnobSwap connects consumers with a curated network of designer consignment and vintage resale stores around the world, which is driven by SnobSwap’s proprietary e-commerce solutions. "
target: Masquerade
Masquerade, founded by David Engle and Jackson Geller, provides an omnichannel solution for selling secondhand apparel across multiple channels with the click of a button.
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closed 5/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Cima Group, Inc., acquired Knetik Inc.

synopsis: Cima Group, a telecommunications and digital conglomerate, announced they have finalized the acquisition of Knetik Inc, a Platform as a Service (PaaS) company that provides intelligent revenue-optimization with its business rules automation, digital and physical entitlements, and contextualized analytics.
buyer: Cima Group, Inc.
Cima Group is a global telecommunications and digital solutions provider and integrator. Cima Group is committed to delivering simple solutions through reliable technology and innovative services. "
target: Knetik Inc.
Knetik is a Platform as a Solution (PaaS) that provides for services management of any digital experience online. Powering personalization, engagement, and monetization, the Knetik Platform enables clients to rapidly deploy next-generation services leveraging a robust and scalable back-end.
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closed 7/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., acquired Fits.me

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce, announced that it has acquired a 100% stake in fit preference specialist Fits.me. Fits.me’s pioneering virtual fitting room technology has been changing how top brands, such as Thomas Pink, QVC and Pretty Green sell clothing online.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: Fits.me
Fits.me is a virtual fitting room for online clothing retailers. It has brought together competences from diverse fields ranging from apparel design and anthropometrics to IT, robotics and engineering.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Visaic, Inc., acquired Yare Media Group Inc.

synopsis: Visaic, Inc., a provider of cloud-based content delivery solutions announced the acquisition of successful Vancouver-based streaming platform company YARE Media. Yare provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in entertainment.
buyer: Visaic, Inc.
Formed by a team of streaming industry veterans, Visaic operates a live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) platform for distribution and monetization of content worldwide and offers cinemas a rich portfolio of live internationally recognized sports and events such as: soccer, basketball, and more. "
target: Yare Media Group Inc.
Yare is a streaming media company headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Yare provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in entertainment. The company focuses on helping organizations implement market strategies that generate new over-the-top (OTT) digital revenues.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, acquired ToneDen

synopsis: Eventbrite, Inc., a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, has acquired ToneDen, a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: ToneDen
ToneDen is a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools to help users build and grow a lasting brand online.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Patreon, acquired Memberful

synopsis: Patreon, a company which allows creators to earn an income through patron memberships, has announced that it is acquiring Memberful, a software company which lets artists and content creators add memberships to their existing platforms.
buyer: Patreon
Patreon is a membership platform that provides business tools for creators to run a subscription content service, as well as ways for artists to build relationships and provide exclusive experiences to their subscribers, or "patrons." "
target: Memberful
Memberful is a software company which lets artists and content creators add memberships to their existing platforms. Memberful is a service for independent creators, educators, and publishers who prefer to have complete control over their membership program.
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closed 10/5/2016 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired JustGo

synopsis: TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration provider, announced the acquisition of JustGo and the launch of TuneCore Social, an all-in-one social media management and analytics tool for musicians that is free to use for all of its distribution customers in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia markets.
buyer parent: Believe Digital
buyer: 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. "
target: JustGo
Founded in 2013, JustGo is a social media and audience management platform for creators. They are able to seamlessly publish content to and blend the data aggregation of multiple platforms into a comprehensive view of what social media content is working well with one’s audience.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

ZEFR, Inc., will acquire Engodo

synopsis: Video monetization platform ZEFR has entered into a purchase agreement with Engodo, a social influencer advertising platform that connects brands, agencies, and media buyers with publishers who produce content for a wide range of different networks. That includes traditional blogs, as well as social media channels.
buyer: ZEFR, Inc.
ZEFR is the leading SaaS platform for brands, rights and content management on YouTube. ZEFR provides enterprise technology solutions for the world's most respected brands, allowing them to measure, leverage and engage fans of their content and products on YouTube. "
target: Engodo
Engodo is a social influencer advertising platform that connects brands, agencies, and media buyers with publishers who produce content for a wide range of different networks. That includes traditional blogs, as well as social media channels.
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announced 4/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Fandango, will acquire Movieclips

synopsis: Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced it has signed an agreement with ZEFR, Inc., the leading SaaS platform for brands, rights and content management on YouTube, to acquire MOVIECLIPS, the leading movie presence on YouTube.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: Fandango
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and a unit of NBCUniversal, sells tickets to more than 23,000 screens nationwide. Fandango provides consumers with reviews, celebrity interviews and trailers, and lets customers buy movie tickets in advance. "
target parent: ZEFR, Inc.
target: Movieclips
MOVIECLIPS is the leading movie presence on YouTube. The MOVIECLIPS network consists of MOVIECLIPS.com and 25 YouTube channels, including the #1 movie trailers channel. The entire network encompasses a catalog of 45,000 curated film clips, trailers, and original video productions.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/5/2015 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., purchased PPT Business from Rentrak Corporation

synopsis: Vobile announced it has acquired the Pay-Per-Transaction (PPT) business from Rentrak, a leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere. The PPT revenue sharing system enables retailers everywhere to increase both the depth and breadth of their video inventory, better satisfy customer demand, and more effectively compete in the marketplace.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the worldwide leader in video and audio content protection, measurement and monetization services. Its patented core VDNA technologies enable fully automated identification, tracking and management of any video and audio content with high accuracy and scalability. "
seller: Rentrak Corporation (RENT:$115.67)
Rentrak is a leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere. Their Pay-Per-Transaction (PPT) revenue sharing system enables retailers everywhere to increase both the depth and breadth of their video inventory, better satisfy customer demand, and more effectively compete in the marketplace.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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announced 3/6/2014 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will acquire Blayze Inc.

synopsis: Vobile, the worldwide leading provider of video and audio content identification, analytics and management services, announced the acquisition of Blayze, a YouTube analytics and content marketing startup launched in 2012 through venture fund MuckerCapital.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is a leading provider of video content identification and management services. Its core VideoDNA™ content identification and management technology enables fully automated identification, tracking and management of any video content, including associated audio, with high performance, accuracy."
target: Blayze Inc.
Blayze has built the world’s most powerful video curation tool to create a better video sharing experience for YouTube creators and fans.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Endeavor, LLC, acquired NeuLion Incorporated

synopsis: Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion, is to acquire NeuLion, Inc., a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: NeuLion Incorporated (TSX:NLN:$95.32)
NeuLion, Inc. is a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
$95
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Atrium Sports, acquired Synergy Sports Technology

synopsis: Atrium Sports, a full-service technology platform for sports and video data content, announced the acquisition of Synergy Sports Technology, the dominant global provider of data and video analytics tools for the NBA, the MLB and NCAA Division I-II-III basketball and Division I baseball.
buyer: Atrium Sports
Atrium Sports is a full-service technology platform for sports and video data content. Teams who use Atrium’s platform gain more control of their video and data as well as expanded digital capabilities to create new content, engage fans, and open new commercial opportunities. "
target: Synergy Sports Technology
Synergy Sports Technology is an American company that creates web-based, on-demand video-supported basketball analytics for the purposes of scouting, development and entertainment.
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closed 3/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Lightstream, Inc., acquired Arsenal.gg

synopsis: Lightstream, an innovator in live streaming technology, has acquired Arsenal.gg, the industry-leading discovery and analytics tool for live video game streaming content. Lightstream delivers innovative, creative broadcasting technology and products that empower storytellers and address the biggest challenges streamers and content creators face.
buyer: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a Chicago-based startup built with a true passion for live video production, gaming and supporting the explosive growth of creators and their communities. Its cloud-based technology and products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined workflows. "
target: Arsenal.gg
Arsenal.gg is a live streaming data and analytics platform. For individual creators, it delivers free performance statistics and insights to grow their channels.
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closed 3/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Yoveo AG, acquired iRewind

synopsis: Yoveo AG, the leading Swiss specialist in video strategies and technologies, announced the acquisition of Lausanne Startup iRewind. Active in 23 countries, iRewind is a software solution that automatically captures, edits and delivers instantly personalized videos to participants in sport events.
buyer: Yoveo AG
Yoveo advises companies and institutions on the subject of video content marketing. They can provide live-streaming, interactive video or a complete video management system to clients. They are based in Switzerland. "
target: iRewind
iRewind is the global leader for smart personalized mass video production technologies and provides customized solutions to create great video micro-moments for the sports industry. They are based in Switzerland.
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announced 9/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Logitech International, will acquire Streamlabs

synopsis: Logitech International, a multi-brand product company for music, gaming, video, and computing, will acquire Streamlabs, a leader in software and tools for live streaming. Streamlabs allows game streamers to engage with viewers, grow their brands and channels, and monetize their broadcasts across platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook.
buyer: Logitech International (LOGI:$2,824.07)
Logitech is a multi-brand company that designs products that bring people together and connects them to digital experiences through music, gaming, video, and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Blue Microphones "
target: Streamlabs
Streamlabs is the leading provider of tools for professional streamers. Founded in 2014, its groundbreaking software, Streamlabs OBS, offers the largest set of features that content creators use to grow their audiences, engage with fans, and monetize their streams.
price ($mm)
$89
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Starfish Media N.V., acquired VueTec Ltd.

synopsis: Angler Gaming’s subsidiary Starfish Media N.V. has acquired assets consisting of the brand, domains and player database from Vuetec Limited. VueTec provides Distance Gaming software that allows patrons to participate directly in games being played in real casinos, and allows operators to add a live gaming platform to their existing site.
buyer parent: Angler Gaming plc
buyer: Starfish Media N.V.
Starfish Media is a company based in Curaҫao, operating since 2012 with the objective to provide players with first class online gaming sites. They develop, maintain and operate user friendly, trustworthy and secure sites that offer the ultimate online gaming experience. "
target: VueTec Ltd.
VueTec’s Distance Gaming software first launched in 2002 and has allowed patrons to participate directly in games being played in real casinos, and allows operators to add a live gaming platform to their existing site, offering unrivalled trust and transparency to their members.
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closed 10/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vision Media Management, acquired Fordela

synopsis: Vision Media Management (“Vision”) significantly expanded its secure digital capabilities and service offerings with the acquisition of Fordela Corporation (“Fordela”), a proven innovator in cloud-based digital asset management, streaming, and video on demand (VOD) solutions.
buyer parent: CenterGate Capital
buyer: Vision Media Management
Vision Media Management, headquartered in Valencia, California, is the premier provider of marketing and fulfillment services to major entertainment studios and consumer products entities. "
target: Fordela
Fordela Corporation is located in San Francisco, California. The Company is focused on providing the leading cloud-based media management solution to the enterprise. Fordela Corporation is a proven innovator in cloud-based digital asset management, streaming, and video on demand (VOD) solutions.
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closed 2/5/2013 via Company Press Release

Ease Entertainment Services, LLC, acquired Scenechronize

synopsis: Ease Entertainment Services has announced that it has acquired the assets of Scenechronize, the industry’s largest cloud-based production information management system. Scenechronize’s unique production software program allows users to manage both production office information and production accounting information efficiently in one database.
buyer: Ease Entertainment Services, LLC
Ease Entertainment Services provides comprehensive production payroll services, expert guidance on production tax incentives and labor management issues. "
target: Scenechronize
Scenechronize is a production management software for film, television, and commercial markets. Scenechronize is the single most powerful tool for creating, distributing, accessing and storing most of the standard documents used by productions of all types.
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closed 10/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Branded Entertainment Network, acquired TubeBuddy

synopsis: BEN, the entertainment AI company, has acquired TubeBuddy, the largest platform to help YouTube creators optimize their audience and channel growth. With the acquisition of TubeBuddy, BEN will extend its resources directly to the creator community, helping them to grow and monetize their content initiatives.
buyer: Branded Entertainment Network
BEN Group is an entertainment AI company that places brands into influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content. BEN Group consists of the world’s largest influencer marketing business, the world’s largest product placement agency, and Greenlight, a global rights and licensing business. "
target: TubeBuddy
TubeBuddy has become the largest platform for YouTube channel management, optimization, and audience growth, helping millions of creators with a wide range of tools, including keyword research, thumbnail generation, A/B testing, bulk processing, and advanced analytics.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Movie Studio, Inc., will acquire Emerging Pictures

synopsis: The Movie Studio, Inc. will acquire Emerging Pictures and all of its assets, including its innovative technology for a Commercial VOD (Video on Demand) digital delivery platform presently deployed in over 130 theaters. Emerging Pictures' assets includes distribution rights to many hundreds of critically acclaimed films and independent cinema.
buyer: The Movie Studio, Inc. (OTCPK:MVES:$0.02)
The Movie Studio, Inc. is a publicly traded media and motion picture production and distribution company. The Company is the premier full production movie studio in Miami, Florida area. The studio produces and distributes its films worldwide. "
target parent: Mobio Technologies Inc.
target: Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures is an all-digital Film and Alternate Content network of theaters in the United States. Through its network of theaters, Emerging cost effectively exhibits critically acclaimed films, cultural programming, art films, documentaries, foreign language films and independent cinema.
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closed 1/21/2015 via PR Web

20 Year Media Corp., acquired Emerging Pictures

synopsis: 20 Year Media Corp, a Vancouver based digital media technology company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired the assets of Emerging Cinemas, LLC. (“Emerging Pictures”), a pioneer in digital delivery and exhibition for the motion picture industry.
buyer: 20 Year Media Corp.
20 Year Media is a pioneer in demand driven inventory optimization for the motion picture industry. 20YM’s technology system aggregates consumer demand and uses this data to match and deliver content across platforms, maximizing revenues for all stakeholders. "
target: Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures is an all-digital exhibitor and distributor servicing over 130 independent cinemas and 250 theatres across the US. They offer the newest arthouse films, movie classics, and exclusive alt content through Opera In Cinema & Ballet In Cinema.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twitter, Inc., acquired Lightwell

synopsis: Twitter, a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time, has acquired Lightwell, a company that was founded on the mission of ushering in a new era of interactive storytelling, engaging people in new and delightful ways. The Lightwell tool helps create story apps that are downloaded millions of times.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,434.65)
Twitter, Inc. is a global social networking platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It also provides promoted products and services which enable its advertisers to promote their brands, products, and services. "
target: Lightwell
Hullabalu developed Lightwell software to create an original story series for children called The Adventures of Pan, which became a top seller in over 38 countries. Lightwell enables designers to create and ship animations across devices without developers having to recreate them by hand in Apple’s
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

mktg, inc., acquired Klip Desk Holdings Pty Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) has acquired Melbourne-based Klip Desk – a new technology business. Founded by Aaron Tobin, Klip Desk is b2b enterprise software that enables sports rights owners to automate real time delivery and commercialisation of their highlights via a product called Klip Studio.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mktg, inc. (CMKG:$134.90)
MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, and more. "
target: Klip Desk Holdings Pty Ltd
Melbourne-based Klip Desk is B2B enterprise software that enables sports rights owners to automate real time delivery and commercialisation of their highlights via a product called Klip Studio. It also provides Klip Logic to effectively understand the value of sponsorship within these highlights.
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closed 1/22/2014 via Market Wire

iON America, acquired PowerChalk, Inc.

synopsis: iON America, the company that brought Shoot/Share Wi-Fi connectivity to point-of-view (POV) cameras, has acquired PowerChalk LLC, a privately-held company whose unique, web-based analysis software facilitates teaching and sharing in motion sports, such as golf, tennis and baseball.
buyer: iON America
iON America pioneered the concept of Shoot/Share Wi-Fi connectivity in point-of-view (POV) cameras with its aerodynamic and fully-waterproof Air Pro, Speed Pro, Adventure and The Game lines. "
target: PowerChalk, Inc.
PowerChalk is a web site that lets coaches, athletes and parents do slow motion video analysis. It is the first (and only) such web service that requires no software on the PC or Mac. Once registered, users upload videos to their account and analyze them using a web browser or mobile device.
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closed 4/14/2020 via BusinessWire

ScoreVision, acquired Fantag

synopsis: ScoreVision, a software company that brings professional-level fan experiences to athletic programs at all levels of competition, has acquired Fantag, a leader in cloud-based video solutions. The Fantag platform enables producers and spectators at live events to capture, relive, and share their favorite moments with the simple touch of the screen.
buyer: ScoreVision
ScoreVision is a software company that brings professional-level fan experiences to athletic programs at all levels of competition. Their cloud-based software helps people keep score, create professional game-time productions, capture the action in real-time, and share it with fans everywhere. "
target: Fantag
Fantag is a pioneer in mobile video based in Silicon Valley and Sacramento. The Fantag platform enables producers and spectators at live events to capture, relive, and share their favorite moments with the simple touch of the screen.
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closed 2/9/2017 via PE Hub

Wiredrive merged with MediaSilo,

synopsis: MediaSilo and Wiredrive have merged, forming the world’s largest SaaS platform for video-driven creative workflows with more than 1,800 enterprise customers worldwide. MediaSilo founder Kai Pradel will serve as CEO of the joint entity. Wiredrive is the leading platform among agencies and brands to present work-in-progress and video reels.
buyer: MediaSilo
Boston-based MediaSilo is the industry leader in providing secure video collaboration solutions to media and entertainment companies and the post-production houses that serve them. MediaSilo’s flexible video sharing platform handles encoding and playback, review and approval. "
target: Wiredrive
Wiredrive is a secure media-sharing and collaboration tool designed for creative professionals. Top agencies, brands, production houses, and entertainment companies rely on Wiredrive to effectively collaborate with teams and privately share video.
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closed 12/4/2012 via Reuters

Yahoo! Inc., acquired OnTheAir

synopsis: Yahoo Inc acquired a five-person video chat company, OnTheAir. OnTheAir allows anyone who is watching a live stream to video chat with the host in front of the audience. Its streaming video platform powers radio call-in shows for the digital age.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: OnTheAir
OnTheAir allows anyone who is watching a live stream to video chat with the host in front of the audience. OnTheAir’s streaming video platform powers radio call-in shows for the digital age. A host sets up an OnTheAir show and selects a start time.
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closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Connect & Go, acquired Kool Replay Videos System Inc.

synopsis: Canada-based Connect&GO has acquired Kool Replay. Headquartered in Montreal, Kool Replay has developed a proprietary system that uses connected capture technology to make it easier than ever for guests to take and share branded photos and videos. Kool Replay's technology is currently used at multiple leisure attractions around the world.
buyer: Connect & Go
Connect&GO is a global leader in Guest Experience Engineering, packaging wearable RFID technology with the smartest modular operations management system. The company's software modules create a seamless end-to-end guest experience that generates secondary revenues and maximizes guest engagement. "
target: Kool Replay Videos System Inc.
Canada-based Kool Replay is the next generation of fully automated video and photo capture and transfer technology. The company's system offers the link between permanent cameras and smartphones, giving users almost real-time access to their best shots from any smartphone.
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closed 1/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., acquired Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd.

synopsis: Deluxe, a provider of digital and cloud based solutions to the world's leading content production studios and distributors, has acquired Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd. Based in the UK, Sundog offers a highly automated, cloud-based platform that creates specialized multi-format, multi-language files for theatrical distribution and streaming platforms.
buyer: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.
Deluxe provides secure distribution and localization services for studios, OTT platforms, and content creators. Its cloud-based solutions offer customizable, end-to-end solutions that enable customers to create and distribute content and streaming experiences to audiences on a global scale. "
target: Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd.
UK-based Sundog Media Toolkit is the leading automated SaaS solution for mastering and versioning TV and movies at speed and scale. The company's cloud-based platform creates specialized multi-format, multi-language files for theatrical distribution and streaming platforms.
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