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Yankee Global Enterprises, acquired YES Network

synopsis: Yankee Global Enterprises, one of the world’s leading sports brands, has acquired the YES Network from The Walt Disney Company, an international entertainment and media enterprise. The YES Network is the most-watched regional sports network in America. The YES Network broadcasts professional sports, classic sports footage, college sports, and more.
buyer: Yankee Global Enterprises
Yankee Global Enterprises is one of the world’s leading sports brands. Yankee Global Enterprises owns the New York Yankees baseball team. The company was formed in 1999 and is controlled by the family of George Steinbrenner. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: YES Network
The YES Network is the most-watched regional sports network in America. The YES Network broadcasts professional sports, classic sports footage, college sports, and more. The network owns exclusive local TV rights for the New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, New York City FC and New York Liberty.
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closed 2/28/2014 via BusinessWire

21st Century Fox, acquired YES Network

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES Network), a regional sports and entertainment television network, pursuant to an agreement announced on January 24, 2014. The transaction raises 21st Century Fox’s ownership position in the regional sports network to 80 percent.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$11,389.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. With nearly 1.5 billion subscribers in 100 local languages, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target: YES Network
Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network, LLC, doing business as The YES Network, is a regional sports and entertainment television network in the United States. It broadcasts college sports, other professional and collegiate sports teams, and classic sports footage and more.
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closed 8/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sky Network Television Limited, acquired RugbyPass Limited

synopsis: Sky Television, the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand, has acquired RugbyPass, a company headquartered in Singapore that is the premier online destination for global rugby fans, offering a live streaming rugby service.
buyer: Sky Network Television Limited (NZSE:SKT:$515.05)
SKY is the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand. SKY’s principal business activity is the distribution of both local and foreign program content to its subscriber base, predominantly through a digital satellite network. "
target: RugbyPass Limited
Headquartered in Singapore, RugbyPass is the premier online destination for global rugby fans, offering a live streaming rugby service. They also offer a wide array of original video content, news, analysis, stats and a world-first rugby player and team rankings system, the RugbyPass Index.
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announced 7/12/2017 via Yahoo, Inc.

Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd., will acquire Super Sports Media Inc.

synopsis: Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd., a Chinese sports and entertainment company, will acquire Super Sports Media Inc., a sports media company and a key partner of many international sports organizations in China. Super Sports distributes sports programs through TV, internet and other platforms.
buyer: Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd. (SHSE:600136:$89.91)
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd. is a Chinese sports and entertainment company. Its business activities include production and distribution of film and television products, sports marketing and consulting, and sports brokerage services. "
target: Super Sports Media Inc.
Super Sports Media Inc. is a sports media company and a key partner of many international sports organizations in China. As the exclusive broadcasting rights holder of Premier League from 2010/11 to 2018/19 season, Super Sports has brought this top football league to billions of Chinese viewers.
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closed 3/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Tennis Channel

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, announced that it closed on its previously announced acquisition of the stock of Tennis Channel, a hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment and travel programming.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 171 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 467 channels and affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tennis Channel
Tennis Channel is a hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment and travel programming, home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television.
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announced 5/3/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will purchase 21 Regional Sports Channels from Fox Sports Networks

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, is to acquire 21 former Fox sports channels from Disney. Fox Sports Networks, formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Sports Networks
The acquisition includes 21 Fox sports channels. Fox Sports Networks, formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
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$3,800
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Spring Media, acquired Fanseat

synopsis: Spring Media continues its growth in digital sports consumer services with the acquisition of Fanseat, a global digital sports channel created by Finnish telco Elisa. Fanseat serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
buyer: Spring Media
Spring Media is an international sports media agency that provides media rights distribution as well as digital, production-, distribution- and consulting services for sporting events. Spring Media produces and distributes over 5,000 hours of live sports annually to over 200 broadcasters worldwide. "
target parent: Elisa Oyj
target: Fanseat
Fanseat is a global SVOD (subscription video on demand) digital sports channel launched by Finland’s largest private telecommunications company, Elisa, in 2015. It serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Play Sports Network

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced the purchase of a 71% controlling stake in Play Sports Group – the digital sports media company behind market-leading cycling brands Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,953.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: Play Sports Network
Based in the UK, Play Sports Group is the world's leading digital sports media company focused solely on cycling and tri-sports. Their channels include Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network, along with a growing number of non-English language channels.
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closed 5/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Polsat Media, acquired Eleven Sports Network sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. (“Company”) announces that, Telewizja Polsat sp. z o.o., a direct subsidiary of the Company, has concluded an agreement with Eleven Sports Network LTD on the acquisition of a majority stake in Eleven Sports Network sp. z o.o. (“ESN”). ESN produces and distributes sports content within the territory of Poland.
buyer parent: Pola Investments Ltd.
buyer: Polsat Media
Telewizja Polsat is the first independent and the leading TV station in Poland that is part of the Cyfrowy Polsat media group. The program offer is built mainly on the basis of own TV series combined with a rich portfolio of feature films, foreign series and world-class entertainment. "
target parent: Aser Group
target: Eleven Sports Network sp. z o.o.
Eleven Sports Network sp. z o.o. (ESN), a subsidiary of Eleven Sports Network LTD, produces and distributes sports content within the territory of Poland and owns attractive sports rights which are sold as program packages to pay TV operators active on the Polish market.
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announced 1/19/2018 via BusinessWire

TPG Growth, will acquire TRACE Company

synopsis: TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of global alternative asset firm TPG, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in TRACE, the market leader in afro-urban music and entertainment.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: TPG Growth
TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, the global private investment firm. With over $8.3 billion of assets under management, TPG Growth targets investments in a broad range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
target: TRACE Company
TRACE is a global multi-platform media and entertainment company that connects with multicultural audiences through premium afro urban music and content across 21 pay TV channels, radios, motion picture, online and mobile services in over 160 countries to 200M viewers and listeners.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Eleven Sports, acquired Sportube Srl

synopsis: Eleven Sports, a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment, has acquired Sportube, the first Italian web TV service dedicated to sports. Sportube has exclusive rights to a number of Italian sport leagues including Italy’s third tier football league, Lega Pro.
buyer parent: Aser Group
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: Sportube Srl
Sportube is the first Italian web TV service dedicated to sports. The platform has exclusive rights to a number of Italian sport leagues including Italy’s third tier football league, Lega Pro, which offers LIVE access to 60 regional clubs in more than 1,200 games per season across all competitions.
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announced 4/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will acquire Silver Chalice

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Silver Chalice and 120 Sports announced plans to combine forces as equity partners on a new multi-platform sports network, featuring a linear broadcast and comprehensive digital offerings. Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$3,055.08)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Silver Chalice
Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry. Its networks deliver unique digital video experiences, with content available across a variety of platforms including web, mobile, connected TVs and streaming media devices.
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closed 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Eleven Sports, purchased distribution assets from One World Sports

synopsis: Eleven Sports, a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment, officially announced that it has acquired the distribution assets of One World Sports, a multiplatform sports network featuring exclusive, live best-in-class sporting events from around the globe.
buyer parent: Aser Group
buyer: Eleven Sports
ELEVEN SPORTS is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
seller: One World Sports
ONE World Sports is a multiplatform sports network featuring exclusive, live best-in-class sporting events from around the globe. The network showcases some of the world’s most competitive soccer including Arsenal FC TV, Chelsea FC TV, FC Bayern Munich TV, AC Milan Channel and the New York Cosmos.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Networks, acquired Ten Sports

synopsis: Media Firm Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd sold its sports channel Ten Sports to Sony Pictures Networks, a leading television network in India. Ten Sports is Asia's leading sports network operating five sports channels - Ten Sports, Ten Cricket, Ten Action, Ten Golf and Ten HD.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Networks
Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian company which handles Sony Pictures' diversified interests in India. As a leading television network in India, SPN offers Sony Entertainment Television (SET), one of India's leading Hindi general entertainment television channels. "
target parent: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
target: Ten Sports
Ten Sports is Asia's leading sports network operating five sports channels - Ten Sports, Ten Cricket, Ten Action, Ten Golf and Ten HD. They own long term broadcast rights for five cricket boards - South Africa, West Indies, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, offering its viewers the best of sports.
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$385
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$95
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4.1x
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cancelled 7/26/2016 via New York Times

Vivendi SA, cancelled an acquisition of Mediaset Premium

synopsis: Mediaset, an Italian media company controlled by Silvio Berlusconi, the former prime minister of Italy, said that the French giant Vivendi had backed away from a deal to acquire 100 percent of Mediaset’s pay-TV arm.
buyer: Vivendi SA (ENXTPA:VIV:$16,383.45)
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. "
target parent: FinInvest SpA
target: Mediaset Premium
Mediaset Premium is an Italian digital terrestrial television service provided by Mediaset. It provides pay-tv and pay-per- view for football matches through the use of smart cards and video on demand via Premium Play and Premium Infinity streaming service.
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$797*
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$607
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announced 12/9/2015 via Company Press Release

Eir, will acquire Setanta Sports Channel Ireland Limited

synopsis: Eir, which recently rebranded from Eircom, is to buy Setanta Sports Channel Ireland Limited. Setanta Sports is Ireland’s leading premium sports broadcaster. Setanta was originally founded in 1992 to bring Irish Sport to fans around the world and has since grown rapidly to have operations in around the world.
buyer: Eir
Eircom Limited (trading as Eir) is a fixed, mobile and broadband telecommunications company in Ireland, and a former state-owned monopolist. "
target parent: Gaiety Investments Limited
target: Setanta Sports Channel Ireland Limited
Setanta Sports is an international sports broadcaster based in Dublin, Ireland. Setanta Sports was formed in 1992 to facilitate the broadcasting of Irish sporting events.
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closed 6/30/2014 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, acquired Trace Partners SAS

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB, the international entertainment group, announced that it has completed the acquisition of 75% of Trace Partners SAS, the France based youth media brand and global pay-TV channel operator.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$1,678.13)
Modern Times Group (MTG) is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. "
target: Trace Partners SAS
TRACE is an international media group specializing in music and sport, which publishes TV channels distributed in 160 countries and provides digital services, activities of mobile telephony, radio and events.
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$41*
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$27
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closed 5/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Eurosport International

synopsis: Discovery Communications announced the completion of its acquisition of a controlling interest in Eurosport International, Europe's leading sports entertainment group. Discovery increased its interest in Eurosport to 51% from 20% as part of a larger strategic partnership with TF1 Group that began in December 2012.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,953.00)
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks. "
target parent: TF1 Group
target: Eurosport International
Eurosport is one of the strongest, most dynamic sports platforms in the world. The flagship Eurosport network reaches 133 million homes across 54 countries in 20 languages.
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$345*
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closed 4/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

The Seattle Mariners, acquired Root Sports

synopsis: The Seattle Mariners is buying a controlling stake in the ROOT SPORTS Northwest television network, operated by DIRECTV Sports Networks. ROOT SPORTS Northwest broadcasts the Mariners' games and other regional sport events.
buyer: The Seattle Mariners
The Seattle Mariners are a professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. Enfranchised in 1977, the Mariners are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball's American League. "
target parent: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
target: Root Sports
DIRECTV Sports Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of DIRECTV and operates three regional sports networks branded as ROOT SPORTS™. ROOT SPORTS is the nation’s premier regional sports network providing a unique and special experience for local sports fans, sponsors, teams and media partners.
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announced 2/25/2013 via Company Press Release

BT Group plc, will purchase UK and Ireland TV channels business from ESPN, Inc.

synopsis: BT Group and ESPN announced that they have agreed that BT will acquire ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels business. These primarily comprise the ESPN and ESPN America channels and their live sports rights portfolio, including the FA Cup, Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, UEFA Europa League, and the German Bundesliga.
buyer: BT Group plc (BT:$18,897.00)
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include networked IT services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher-value broadband and internet products and services. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels business is comprised of the ESPN and ESPN America channels and their live sports rights portfolio, including the FA Cup, Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, UEFA Europa League, and the German Bundesliga.
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closed 8/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Yankee Global Enterprises, acquired YES Network

synopsis: Yankee Global Enterprises, one of the world’s leading sports brands, has acquired the YES Network from The Walt Disney Company, an international entertainment and media enterprise. The YES Network is the most-watched regional sports network in America. The YES Network broadcasts professional sports, classic sports footage, college sports, and more.
buyer: Yankee Global Enterprises
Yankee Global Enterprises is one of the world’s leading sports brands. Yankee Global Enterprises owns the New York Yankees baseball team. The company was formed in 1999 and is controlled by the family of George Steinbrenner. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: YES Network
The YES Network is the most-watched regional sports network in America. The YES Network broadcasts professional sports, classic sports footage, college sports, and more. The network owns exclusive local TV rights for the New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, New York City FC and New York Liberty.
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closed 2/28/2014 via BusinessWire

21st Century Fox, acquired YES Network

synopsis: 21st Century Fox has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (YES Network), a regional sports and entertainment television network, pursuant to an agreement announced on January 24, 2014. The transaction raises 21st Century Fox’s ownership position in the regional sports network to 80 percent.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$11,389.00)
21st Century Fox is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. With nearly 1.5 billion subscribers in 100 local languages, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks. "
target: YES Network
Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network, LLC, doing business as The YES Network, is a regional sports and entertainment television network in the United States. It broadcasts college sports, other professional and collegiate sports teams, and classic sports footage and more.
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closed 8/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Yankee Global Enterprises, acquired YES Network

synopsis: Yankee Global Enterprises, one of the world’s leading sports brands, has acquired the YES Network from The Walt Disney Company, an international entertainment and media enterprise. The YES Network is the most-watched regional sports network in America. The YES Network broadcasts professional sports, classic sports footage, college sports, and more.
buyer: Yankee Global Enterprises
Yankee Global Enterprises is one of the world’s leading sports brands. Yankee Global Enterprises owns the New York Yankees baseball team. The company was formed in 1999 and is controlled by the family of George Steinbrenner. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: YES Network
The YES Network is the most-watched regional sports network in America. The YES Network broadcasts professional sports, classic sports footage, college sports, and more. The network owns exclusive local TV rights for the New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, New York City FC and New York Liberty.
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announced 9/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Manhattan Capital LLC, will acquire The Louisville Bats

synopsis: The Louisville Bats announced an impending majority sale of their Triple-A club to Manhattan Capital Sports Acquisition LLC, a company that CEO Stuart Katzoff promises will "build upon Louisville's strong tradition of successful baseball." The Louisville Bats are the Triple-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.
buyer: Manhattan Capital LLC
Manhattan Capital is a private investment firm that identifies and develops assets with unique potential for capital appreciation in the real estate, hospitality and sports entertainment sectors. "
target: The Louisville Bats
The Louisville Bats, which play in Louisville, Kentucky, are the Triple-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The team, formerly known as the Louisville RiverBats, plays in the International League.
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announced 9/17/2014 via Company Press Release

Los Angeles Dodgers, will acquire Oklahoma City RedHawks

synopsis: Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC, owner of the Oklahoma City RedHawks, has reached an agreement to sell the franchise. The new ownership group will be a partnership between Mandalay Entertainment Chairman and CEO Peter Guber and other current principals of Mandalay Baseball Properties, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers are a professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers are members of Major League Baseball's National League West Division. Established in 1883, the team originated in Brooklyn, New York, where they become known as the Dodgers in 1932. "
target parent: Mandalay Entertainment
target: Oklahoma City RedHawks
The Oklahoma City RedHawks are a minor league baseball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The team, which plays in the Pacific Coast League, is the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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announced 7/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Palisades Arcadia Baseball LLC, will acquire Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Club, L.L.C.

synopsis: Palisades Arcadia Baseball LLC has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the Dayton Dragons franchise, a Class A minor league baseball team playing in the Midwest League from Dayton, Ohio, from Mandalay Baseball Properties LLC.
buyer: Palisades Arcadia Baseball LLC
Palisades Arcadia Baseball is a holding company led by three Harvard friends and graduates, Nick Sakellariadis, Greg Rosenbaum, and Michael Savit. "
target parent: Mandalay Entertainment
target: Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Club, L.L.C.
The Dayton Dragons are a Class A minor league baseball team playing in the Midwest League from Dayton, Ohio. The Dragons are affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds. Their home stadium is Fifth Third Field.
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closed 3/28/2014 via PR Newswire

St. Louis Cardinals, acquired Memphis Redbirds

synopsis: The St. Louis Cardinals, the city of Memphis and the Memphis Redbirds Baseball Foundation have completed the ownership transition of the Memphis Redbirds and AutoZone Park as part of a multi-party transaction. The St. Louis Cardinals (MLB team) have acquired the Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A team), while the City of Memphis has acquired AutoZone Park.
buyer: St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals are one of the most storied franchises in all of baseball. Since they joined the National League in 1892, the Cardinals have won more than 9,500 games, 11 World Series Championships and 19 N.L. Pennants. "
target: Memphis Redbirds
The Memphis Redbirds are a Triple-A baseball franchise affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball.
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closed 5/13/2013 via BusinessWire

The Howard Hughes Corporation, acquired Las Vegas 51s

synopsis: Summerlin Las Vegas Baseball Club LLC, a joint venture comprised of The Howard Hughes Corporation and Play Ball Owners Group, announced that they have completed the purchase of the Las Vegas 51s. The Triple-A baseball team, affiliated with the New York Mets, is a member of the Pacific Coast League and has been based in Las Vegas for 30 years.
buyer: The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC:$376.89)
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the country. The company's properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other assets spanning 18 states from New York to Hawaii."
target: Las Vegas 51s
The Las Vegas 51s are the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. Based in Las Vegas, NV since 1983, the team competes in the Pacific Coast League (PCL). Along with numerous division championships, the team won the PCL championship in 1986 and 1988.
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closed 10/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

MountainStar Sports Group, acquired Tucson Padres

synopsis: MountainStar Sports Group has officially acquired the minor league Tucson Padres, a minor league baseball team.
buyer: MountainStar Sports Group
MountainStar Sports Group comprises business magnates Paul Foster and his wife, Alejandra de la Vega Foster, and Woody Hunt and his son Josh Hunt. "
target: Tucson Padres
Tucson Padres operates as a minor league baseball team. It also engages in selling T-shirts, caps, jerseys, novelties, tank tops, and trading cards for men and women online. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.
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announced 8/8/2012 via New York Times

O'Malley Group, will acquire San Diego Padres

synopsis: A group that includes the former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley and the golfer Phil Mickelson reached agreement Monday to buy the San Diego Padres from John Moores. The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego.
buyer: O'Malley Group
O'Malley Group includes the former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley and the golfer Phil Mickelson. O’Malley is the son of Walter O’Malley, who bought the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1950 and moved them to Los Angeles before the 1958 season. "
target: San Diego Padres
The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego. They play in the National League Western Division. Founded in 1969, the Padres have won the National League Pennant twice, in 1984 and 1998, losing in the World Series both times.
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closed 4/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Godfather Media, Inc., acquired Orange County Flyers

synopsis: Godfather Media Inc. announced it has acquired 60% of the assets of Orange County Flyers minor league baseball team., which has been dormant for the past year and faces an uphill battle for a fan base and profitability in the crowded entertainment market in Southern California.
buyer: Godfather Media, Inc. (ENKG:$13.60)
Godfather Media, Inc. is an American holding company, that will take ownership with minor or 100% interest in a number of subsidiary companies. Godfather Media's portfolio will be comprised primarily of long-term investments in small to medium market companies. "
target: Orange County Flyers
The Orange County Flyers are an Independent Minor League Baseball team playing in the Golden Baseball League. They are now in their 6th season of play and won the 2008 GBL Championship under Hall of Famer Gary Carter.
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closed 5/1/2012 via Reuters

Guggenheim Partners, LLC, acquired Los Angeles Dodgers

synopsis: The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team completed its $2 billion sale to Guggenheim Baseball Partners LLC and emerged from bankruptcy. The deal is the richest in U.S. sports history and ends a contentious 10-month Chapter 11 bankruptcy that pitted former team owner Frank McCourt against Major League Baseball in a battle for control of the Dodgers.
buyer: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
Guggenheim Partners, LLC is a global, independent, diversified financial services firm with more than $100 billion in assets under supervision. Guggenheim provides investment management services and products, investment advisory services, and investment banking and capital markets services. "
target parent: Major League Baseball
target: Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers are a professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers are members of Major League Baseball's National League West Division. Established in 1883, the team originated in Brooklyn, New York, where they become known as the Dodgers in 1932.
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closed 2/1/2012 via Market Wire

Godfather Media, Inc., acquired Yuma Scorpions

synopsis: Godfather Media, Inc., an American holding company headquartered in Mission Viejo, California, announced that it has acquired 100% of the assets of Arizona-based independent minor league baseball team Yuma Scorpions. The Scorpions are one of nine teams playing in the North American Baseball League.
buyer: Godfather Media, Inc. (ENKG:$13.60)
Godfather Media, Inc. is an American holding company, that will take ownership with minor or 100% interest in a number of subsidiary companies. Godfather Media's portfolio will be comprised primarily of long-term investments in small to medium market companies. "
target: Yuma Scorpions
Yuma Scorpions is an independent minor league baseball team based in Arizona. The Scorpions are one of nine teams playing in the North American Baseball League.
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$0.20
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closed 2/24/2015 via Company Press Release

National Rugby League Limited, acquired Gold Coast Titans Football Operations Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: The National Rugby League has taken control of the Gold Coast Titans Rugby League football club, an Australian professional rugby league football club, based in Gold Coast, Queensland. The club competes in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership.
buyer: National Rugby League Limited
The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. The NRL's main competition is known as the Telstra Premiership, and is regarded as the world's elite rugby league championship. "
target: Gold Coast Titans Football Operations Pty. Ltd.
The Gold Coast Titans are an Australian professional rugby league football club, based in Gold Coast, Queensland. The club competes in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership.
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closed 1/29/2015 via BBC

Dejphon Chansiri, acquired Sheffield Wednesday Football Club

synopsis: Dejphon Chansiri, whose family owns Thai Union Frozen Group, has acquired a 100% stake in Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, a football club based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Sheffield Wednesday is one of the oldest professional clubs in the world and the fifth oldest in the English league.
buyer: Dejphon Chansiri
Dejphon Chansiri is a businessman from Thailand. His family owns Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited, the world's largest producer of tuna, based in Thailand. "
target: Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a football club based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Sheffield Wednesday is one of the oldest professional clubs in the world and the fifth oldest in the English league.
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closed 12/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yorkshire Tykes Limited, acquired Yorkshire Carnegie

synopsis: Yorkshire Tykes, a new company created by local businessmen with David Dockray, has acquired Championship rugby team Yorkshire Carnegie. The Yorkshire Carnegie plays in the RFU Championship and is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
buyer: Yorkshire Tykes Limited
Yorkshire Tykes Limited is a company, created by a bunch of local businessmen, including David Dockray as Chairman, for the purpose of acquiring Yorkshire Carnegie and its business. David Dockray was formerly the European Managing Partner of PwC Consulting. "
target: Yorkshire Carnegie
Yorkshire Carnegie is an English rugby union club, based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, currently playing in the RFU Championship.
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closed 12/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Inc., acquired Vissel Kobe

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announced that it has acquired all shares of Crimson Football Club Inc., the company which runs Japan Professional Football League Vissel Kobe, a Japanese professional football club, currently playing in the J. League Division 1. The team is located in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$11,169.44)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet service companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: Vissel Kobe
Vissel Kobe is a Japanese professional football club, currently playing in the J. League Division 1. The team is located in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture. The home stadium is Kobe Wing Stadium, in Hyōgo-ku, though some home matches are played at Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium in Suma-ku.
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announced 12/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Steve Claridge, will acquire Salisbury City Football Club Limited

synopsis: Steve Claridge has made an offer to acquire the Salisbury City Football Club, an English football club based in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The club participates in the Conference Premier, the fifth tier of English football. They were formed in 1947 and play at The Raymond McEnhill Stadium.
buyer: Steve Claridge
Steve Claridge is an English football player, pundit and coach, who last played for semi-professional team Gosport Borough from 2011 to 2012. He is currently a pundit for BBC Sport football shows including Football Focus and the The Football League Show. "
target parent: A.S. Otail M.Touzar
target: Salisbury City Football Club Limited
Salisbury City Football Club is an English football club based in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The club participates in the Conference Premier, the fifth tier of English football. They were formed in 1947 and play at The Raymond McEnhill Stadium.
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closed 10/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Joe Tacopina and Joey Saputo, acquired Bologna F.C.

synopsis: Joe Tacopina and Joey Saputo have closed the acquisition of historic Bologna Football Club 1909, an Italian football club based in Bologna, Italy. The club was formed in 1909 (and reformed in 1993) and is a founding member of Serie A.
buyer: Joe Tacopina and Joey Saputo
Joe Tacopina was the Vice President, Board Member, and Part Owner of A.S. Roma, a football club in Italy. Joey Saputo is a Canadian businessman and the president of the Montreal Impract, a professional soccer team. "
target: Bologna F.C.
Bologna Football Club 1909 is an Italian football club based in Bologna, Italy. The club was formed in 1909 (and reformed in 1993) and is a founding member of Serie A.
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closed 9/19/2014 via BusinessWire

Fort Lauderdale Strikers Acquisition Group, acquired Fort Lauderdale Strikers

synopsis: Traffic Sports, owner of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, announced that a group of three Brazilian investors - Paulo Cesso, Ricardo Geromel, and Rafael Bertani - has purchased the team. The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are an American professional soccer team based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
buyer: Fort Lauderdale Strikers Acquisition Group
The Acquisition Group consists of Paulo Cesso, Ricardo Geromel, and Rafael Bertani. Cesso is an entrepreneur and investor in the field of education; he manages a portfolio of schools and universities in Brazil and invests in several companies. "
target parent: Traffic Sports
target: Fort Lauderdale Strikers
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are an American professional soccer team based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Founded in 2006, they play in the North American Soccer League (NASL), the second tier of the American soccer pyramid.
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announced 9/10/2014 via New York Times

Terry Pegula, will acquire Buffalo Bills, Inc.

synopsis: Terry Pegula and his family have won the bidding to buy the Buffalo Bills, a professional American football team based in Orchard Park, New York. An original franchise of the American Football League, they are members of the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
buyer: Terry Pegula
Terrence M. "Terry" Pegula bought the NHL's Buffalo Sabres On February 18, 2011. The Pennsylvania billionaire expanded his sports empire by acquiring the Atlanta-based France AllPro Athlete Management, a high-profile NFL player agent firm headed by Todd France. "
target: Buffalo Bills, Inc.
The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in Orchard Park, New York. An original franchise of the American Football League, they are members of the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
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$1,400
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closed 9/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kevin Nagle, acquired Sacramento Republic Football Club, LLC

synopsis: Sacramento Kings co-owner Kevin Nagle has purchased a controlling interest in Sacramento Republic FC, an American professional soccer team based in Sacramento, California, with the goal of growing the minor-league team into a Major League Soccer franchise
buyer: Kevin Nagle
Kevin Nagle is the co-owner of the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California, United States. "
target: Sacramento Republic Football Club, LLC
Sacramento Republic FC is an American professional soccer team based in Sacramento, California. Founded in 2012, the team made its debut in the USL Pro in 2014.
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closed 8/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Mark and Nicola Palios, acquired Tranmere Rovers Football Club

synopsis: Mark and Nicola Palios are taking a controlling interest in Tranmere Rovers Football Club, having reached an agreement with current owner Peter Johnson. Tranmere Rovers Football Club are an English professional association football club founded in 1884, and based in Birkenhead, Wirral.
buyer: Mark and Nicola Palios
Mark Palios is a former chief executive of The Football Association, made over 280 appearances for the club in two spells at Prenton Park. Nicola Palios is a highly successful commercial lawyer with significant experience in business, sport and consultancy. "
target: Tranmere Rovers Football Club
Tranmere Rovers Football Club are an English professional association football club founded in 1884, and based in Birkenhead, Wirral. They play in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system, and are managed by Rob Edwards.
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Wige Media AG
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year
2016
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Contagious Gaming Inc.
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Oxford City Football Club
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Alliance MMA, Inc.
Alliance MMA, Inc.
Alliance MMA, Inc. is a mixed martial arts promotion company offering premier promotional opportunities for aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters to showcase their talent and advance to the sport’s highest level of professional competition.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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