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closed 8/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Icons.com, acquired Icons.com

synopsis: The directors of Icons.com has acquired the company back from Marka PJSC, the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator. Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard.
buyer: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more. "
target parent: Marka
target: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marka, acquired Icons Shop Limited

synopsis: Marka, the first public joint stock company focused on the UAE’s retail sector, has purchased a 65 per cent stake in the UK-based online retailer Icons Shop, the world’s largest football memorabilia company.
buyer: Marka (DFM:MARKA:$20.70)
Marka is the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator focusing exclusively on the Fashion, Hospitality and Sports segments. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Dubai. "
target: Icons Shop Limited
Icons Shop Limited operates a Website which sells football memorabilia. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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$4.17*
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closed 4/22/2014 via PR Web

Vertana Group LLC, acquired CollectableDiecast.com

synopsis: Vertana Group LLC, an e-commerce company based in New York City, has announced that it has acquired the assets of CollectableDiecast.com, the leading online retailer of collectable diecast cars.
buyer parent: 354 Partners LLC
buyer: Vertana Group LLC
Vertana Group is a NYC-based e-commerce company that acquires, develops and consolidates the operations of online retailers with high potential for growth. "
target: CollectableDiecast.com
CollectableDiecast.com was founded in 2000 by Eli and Adam Strickland, and is the leading online retailer of diecast cars. CollectableDiecast.com offers over 5,000 SKUs from 55 brands, and ships to customers throughout the United States and internationally.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

BHG Group AB, acquired IP-Agency Finland Oy

synopsis: Sweden-based BHG Group AB has acquired 51 percent of IP Agency Finland Oy, a leading online company specialising in products for sports and leisure. IP Agency's products are made up of proprietary brands that are sold mainly in Finland, Sweden, Belgium, the DACH region, and the US.
buyer: BHG Group AB (OM:BHG:$1,068.32)
Sweden-based BHG is the number 1 consumer e-commerce company in the Nordics. With an ecosystem of online stores supported by physical destinations and services, BHG offers the market’s leading range of well-known brands, totaling close to 1 million unique products. "
target: IP-Agency Finland Oy
IP-Agency Finland Oy is an online professional consumer goods design, development, sourcing, and logistics company for major retailers in the Nordic region. They provide a wide range of products specializing in fitness and outdoor activities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$22
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0.0x
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closed 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Entro Marketing Pty Limited, acquired Back To Sport

synopsis: Entro Marketing Pty Limited, owner of BodyHeal, an online retailer for sports injury supplies, has acquired Back To Sport, an online shop focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation supplies that help athletes and sports people to prevent and recover from most sport injuries. Both companies are based in Australia.
buyer: Entro Marketing Pty Limited
Entro Marketing Pty Limited is a family-owned company and are experts in the world of sports injury supplies. It is also the owner of BodyHeal, another online retailer for sports injury supplies. "
target: Back To Sport
Back To Sport is an online shop focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation supplies that help athletes and sports people to prevent and recover from most sport injuries. They are based in Australia.
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announced 2/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Footway Group AB, will acquire Sportamore AB

synopsis: Footway Group AB, a Swedish web-based platform and online retailer of shoes, will acquire Sportamore AB. Headquartered in Bromma, Sweden, Sportamore is a leading online retailer in the Nordic region of sport-related products. Sportamore sells over 30,000 products from around 300 different brands representing more than 30 different sports.
buyer: Footway Group AB (OM:FOOT B:$99.81)
Sweden-based Footway is a web-based platform and online retailer of shoes that enables customers and manufacturers to meet. The company works with crowdsourcing, AI, and data-driven automation tools to improve its service with both customers and suppliers worldwide. "
target: Sportamore AB (OM:SPOR:$101.44)
Sweden-based Sportamore is the Nordic region's leading and fastest-growing technology company that sells sport-related products online. Sportamore sells over 30,000 products from around 300 different brands representing more than 30 different sports.
price ($mm)[EV]
$45 [$62]
rev ($mm)
$103
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
42.4x
closed 2/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Morele.net, acquired Sklep-Presto.pl

synopsis: Morele.net, a leading online consumer electronics store in Poland, has acquired Sklep-Presto.pl, one of the leading online retailers of sports and outdoor equipment in Poland. Sklep-Presto.pl offers a wide range of sports equipment at low prices. These include footwear and clothing, fitness and gym products, bicycling products, and more.
buyer parent: MCI Capital S.A.
buyer: Morele.net
Morele.net is a leading online consumer electronics store in Poland. They offer over 50,000 products, with more than half readily available at all times. Their products include laptops, computers, radio and television, telephones and tablets, cameras, and more. "
target: Sklep-Presto.pl
Sklep-Presto.pl is one of the leading online retailers of sports and outdoor equipment in Poland. They offer a wide range of sports equipment at low prices. These include footwear and clothing, fitness and gym products, winter sports products, summer sports products, bicycling products, and more.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BusinessWire

On Location Experiences, acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: On Location Experiences, a premium experiential hospitality business, announced it has acquired PrimeSport, a leader in providing direct access to some of the biggest events in sports and entertainment. PrimeSport is a leading Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, hospitality, travel for fans and corporate clients.
buyer: On Location Experiences
On Location Experiences is a leader in premium experiential hospitality business, establishing a new industry standard to serve iconic right holders with extensive experience in ticketing, curated hospitality, live event production and travel management in the worlds of sports and entertainment. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is a leading Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, hospitality, travel for fans and corporate clients. PrimeSport’s partnerships with the largest entities in the industry allow them to provide an unparalleled experience for avid sports fans and corporate clients.
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closed 2/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in partnership with management, announced the completion of the sale of PrimeSport Holdings Inc. to The Carlyle Group. PrimeSport is an event lifecycle management company and vertically integrated eCommerce leader focused on monetizing the biggest sporting events in the world.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$2,934.60)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $203 billion of assets under management across 129 funds and 141 fund of funds vehicles. Founded in 1987, Carlyle has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms, with 1,700 professionals around the world. "
target parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is the leading global Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, corporate and fan travel packages, and hospitality events for corporations, professional sports teams and fans.
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announced 6/16/2014 via BusinessWire

BESTSELLER, will acquire M and M Direct Limited

synopsis: M and M Direct Ltd, one of Europe’s leading online and mail order retailers of discounted lifestyle, fashion and sports apparel and footwear, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by BESTSELLER, a company that provides affordable fashion for women, men, teenagers and children.
buyer: BESTSELLER
BESTSELLER provides affordable fashion for women, men, teenagers and children. BESTSELLER markets their products in most of Europe, the Middle East, Canada, India and globally via e-commerce. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: M and M Direct Limited
M and M Direct Ltd is the UK’s leading purchaser of end-of-line clearance for fashion and sports products. As an online and mail order retailer, M and M offers sports and fashion apparel and footwear for men, women and children, at substantial discounts.
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$238
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: PrimeSport, Inc. and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. announced that Clearlake, a private investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in PrimeSport, a leading sports travel and entertainment management company.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group is a private investment firm focused on private equity and special situation transactions. Having committed approximately $3 bn over 50 investments, Clearlake's professionals have a history of long-term strategic partnership with management to transform and grow companies. "
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is the leading global Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, corporate and fan travel packages, and hospitality events for corporations, professional sports teams and fans.
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closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

SmartGuy Group A/S, acquired Schmid Profi GmbH

synopsis: SmartGuy Group A/S has acquired the assets of the internet retail company Schmid Profi GmbH; a German company with activities in online sports- and fashion mainly in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
buyer: SmartGuy Group A/S (CPH:SMART:$80.27)
SmartGuy is a European online retailer of fashion apparel with a leading position in the Nordic region achieved through an unremitting commitment to profitable growth. "
target: Schmid Profi GmbH
Schmid Profi GmbH is an online retailer with activities in sports and fashion mainly in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. It it based Germany.
price ($mm)
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$17
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0.0x
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closed 12/21/2012 via BusinessWire

The TJX Companies, Inc., acquired Sierra Trading Post

synopsis: The TJX Companies, Inc., the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, announced that it has acquired Sierra Trading Post, an off-price Internet retailer based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The purchase price of approximately $200 million.
buyer: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX:$25,878.37)
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates 1,039 T.J. Maxx, 912 Marshalls, and 417 HomeGoods stores in the United States; 222 Winners, 88 HomeSense, and 14 Marshalls stores in Canada. "
target: Sierra Trading Post
Sierra Trading Post is an online and catalog retailer that sells seconds, overstocks and closeouts. The company offers products in categories like outdoor recreation and adventure gear, footwear, clothing and home decor and claims to offer everyday savings of 35-70% on their products.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$200
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
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closed 3/15/2011 via BusinessWire

GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc., acquired Football Fanatics Inc.

synopsis: GSI Commerce Inc. has announced that it has closed its acquisition of Fanatics, Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida-based company that operates more than 250 e-commerce websites, including www.footballfanatics.com, and over 60 e-commerce stores for collegiate and professional sports partners and media organizations.
buyer: GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc. (GSIC:$0.00)
GSI Commerce® is a leading provider of services that enable e-commerce, multichannel retailing and interactive marketing. GSI delivers customized e-commerce solutions through an e-commerce platform, which is comprised of technology, fulfillment and customer care. "
target: Football Fanatics Inc.
With over 150,000 available items, Fanatics offers a deep product assortment spanning collegiate and professional teams, action sports including surf, skate and MMA, and offers this merchandise on websites such as footballfanatics.com and surffanatics.com.
price ($mm)[EV]
$277 [$253]
rev ($mm)
$142
EBITDA ($mm)
$19
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
15.6x
closed 2/4/2008 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired Rivalfish

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc. the most widely recognized brand in comedy, has acquired the website, and retains an option to purchase the licensing division, of Rivalfish the #1 college sports rivalry brand, for an undisclosed sum. Prior to the acquisition, Rivalfish was part of the National Lampoon Humor Network.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: Rivalfish
Rivalfish.com was founded in 2004 by three college sports fanatics who shared a passion for finding success at other people’s expense. The merchandising and licensing division of Rivalfish offers products including hoodies, t-shirts and magnets for die-hard fans. Rivalfish allows buyers to customize
price ($mm)
$0.09
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closed 10/25/2007 via BusinessWire

TA Associates, acquired M and M Direct Limited

synopsis: TA Associates, a leading growth private equity and buyout firm, today announced it has completed a majority investment in M and M Direct Ltd, the leading online and mail order retailer of discounted lifestyle, fashion and sports apparel and footwear in the UK. M and M was formerly majority owned by its founders and ECI Partners.
buyer: TA Associates
Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced private equity firms. The firm has invested in nearly 400 companies and manages more than $16 billion in capital. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: M and M Direct Limited
M and M Direct Limited is the UK’s leading purchaser of end-of-line clearance for fashion and sports products. As an online and mail order retailer, M and M offers sports and fashion apparel and footwear for men, women and children, at substantial discounts.
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closed 11/30/2006 via

North America Sports Media Inc, acquired Gotickets.com L.L.C

synopsis: North America Sports Media Inc. has acquired Premiere Sports Travel L.L.C., Premiere Plus L.L.C. and Gotickets.com L.L.C., affiliated companies that sell travel, hospitality and ticket packages for major sporting and entertainment events worldwide.
buyer parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
buyer: North America Sports Media Inc
North America Sports Media, Inc. is a holding company formed by private equity firm Pfingsten Partners, L.L.C. and veteran sports marketing specialist Christopher J. Brennan to build an integrated sports marketing platform. "
target: Gotickets.com L.L.C
Gotickets.com is one of the country’s top online secondary ticket brokers with an emphasis on sports and entertainment tickets.
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closed 4/12/2004 via PR Newswire

Dreams, Inc., acquired Pro Sports Memorabilia Inc.

synopsis: Dreams, Inc. acquired the assets of Pro Sports Memorabilia.com, one of the largest distributors of authentic sports collectibles in the world, in an all cash transaction, payable over three years. Pro Sports has enjoyed a seven-year operating history prior to being purchased by Dreams.
buyer: Dreams, Inc. (DRJ:$0.00)
Dreams, Inc. sets itself apart from other traditional memorabilia companies with diversified products and services provided through its operating subsidiaries. Mounted Memories is the leader in production of authentic sports and celebrity autographed memorabilia and collectibles. "
target: Pro Sports Memorabilia Inc.
Pro Sports Memorabilia is one of the largest distributors of authentic sports collectibles in the world. Our products are licensed by the NFL,NBA,NHL and MLB. Our line of sports collectibles includes items from sports heroes of today as well as yesterday.
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closed 9/1/2006 via PR Newswire

The Sportsman's Guide, Inc. merged with Redcats USA,

synopsis: Redcats Group , a leader in home shopping announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Redcats USA has completed the acquisition of The Sportsman's Guide, Inc., a leading US catalog and online marketer of outdoor and sports gear, for a price of $31 per share that values The Sportsman's Guide at approximately $265 million.
buyer: Redcats USA
Headquartered on New York City's Fashion Avenue, Redcats USA is "America's Specialty Catalog and E-Commerce Leader," with 10 catalogs and 10 e-commerce websites. Our three divisions include value-priced misses' fashion, women's and men's plus-size apparel as well as home lifestyles. "
target: The Sportsman's Guide, Inc.
The Sportsman’s Guide is a leading marketer of value priced outdoor gear and general merchandise, with a special emphasis on outdoor clothing, equipment and footwear.
price ($mm)
$257
rev ($mm)
$292
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Invision AG, The TonerPartner Group, acquired Planet Sports GmbH

synopsis: Invision together with the experienced founder team of TonerPartner, acquired the operating assets of Planet Sports. Planet Sports is Europe's biggest Online Shop for board sports and street wear products. Besides snowboard, skateboard, wakeboard and surf equipment, they also offer the trendiest styles for off-hill adventures.
buyer: Invision AG
buyer: The TonerPartner Group
Invision is a leading Swiss- and Germany-based investment firm focusing on small and medium-sized businesses across Europe. The TonerPartner Group is a leading European web-shop specialized in selling printing consumables to SME customers. "
target: Planet Sports GmbH
Planet Sports was founded in 1993 and is Europe's biggest Online Shop for board sports and street wear products. Besides snowboard, skateboard, wakeboard and surf equipment, they also offer the trendiest styles for off-hill adventures.
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closed 8/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Icons.com, acquired Icons.com

synopsis: The directors of Icons.com has acquired the company back from Marka PJSC, the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator. Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard.
buyer: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more. "
target parent: Marka
target: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marka, acquired Icons Shop Limited

synopsis: Marka, the first public joint stock company focused on the UAE’s retail sector, has purchased a 65 per cent stake in the UK-based online retailer Icons Shop, the world’s largest football memorabilia company.
buyer: Marka (DFM:MARKA:$20.70)
Marka is the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator focusing exclusively on the Fashion, Hospitality and Sports segments. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Dubai. "
target: Icons Shop Limited
Icons Shop Limited operates a Website which sells football memorabilia. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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$4.17*
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closed 8/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Icons.com, acquired Icons.com

synopsis: The directors of Icons.com has acquired the company back from Marka PJSC, the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator. Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard.
buyer: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more. "
target parent: Marka
target: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marka, acquired Icons Shop Limited

synopsis: Marka, the first public joint stock company focused on the UAE’s retail sector, has purchased a 65 per cent stake in the UK-based online retailer Icons Shop, the world’s largest football memorabilia company.
buyer: Marka (DFM:MARKA:$20.70)
Marka is the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator focusing exclusively on the Fashion, Hospitality and Sports segments. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Dubai. "
target: Icons Shop Limited
Icons Shop Limited operates a Website which sells football memorabilia. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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$4.17*
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closed 8/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Icons.com, acquired Icons.com

synopsis: The directors of Icons.com has acquired the company back from Marka PJSC, the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator. Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard.
buyer: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more. "
target parent: Marka
target: Icons.com
Icons.com is the world's leading football memorabilia company. Icons.com offers authentic signed football memorabilia from popular players such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Pele, Gareth Bale, Dele Alli and Eden Hazard. Their products include shirts, framed photos, boots, balls, cards, and more.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Marka, acquired Icons Shop Limited

synopsis: Marka, the first public joint stock company focused on the UAE’s retail sector, has purchased a 65 per cent stake in the UK-based online retailer Icons Shop, the world’s largest football memorabilia company.
buyer: Marka (DFM:MARKA:$20.70)
Marka is the UAE’s first publicly traded retail operator focusing exclusively on the Fashion, Hospitality and Sports segments. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Dubai. "
target: Icons Shop Limited
Icons Shop Limited operates a Website which sells football memorabilia. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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$4.17*
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closed 4/22/2014 via PR Web

Vertana Group LLC, acquired CollectableDiecast.com

synopsis: Vertana Group LLC, an e-commerce company based in New York City, has announced that it has acquired the assets of CollectableDiecast.com, the leading online retailer of collectable diecast cars.
buyer parent: 354 Partners LLC
buyer: Vertana Group LLC
Vertana Group is a NYC-based e-commerce company that acquires, develops and consolidates the operations of online retailers with high potential for growth. "
target: CollectableDiecast.com
CollectableDiecast.com was founded in 2000 by Eli and Adam Strickland, and is the leading online retailer of diecast cars. CollectableDiecast.com offers over 5,000 SKUs from 55 brands, and ships to customers throughout the United States and internationally.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

BHG Group AB, acquired IP-Agency Finland Oy

synopsis: Sweden-based BHG Group AB has acquired 51 percent of IP Agency Finland Oy, a leading online company specialising in products for sports and leisure. IP Agency's products are made up of proprietary brands that are sold mainly in Finland, Sweden, Belgium, the DACH region, and the US.
buyer: BHG Group AB (OM:BHG:$1,068.32)
Sweden-based BHG is the number 1 consumer e-commerce company in the Nordics. With an ecosystem of online stores supported by physical destinations and services, BHG offers the market’s leading range of well-known brands, totaling close to 1 million unique products. "
target: IP-Agency Finland Oy
IP-Agency Finland Oy is an online professional consumer goods design, development, sourcing, and logistics company for major retailers in the Nordic region. They provide a wide range of products specializing in fitness and outdoor activities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Entro Marketing Pty Limited, acquired Back To Sport

synopsis: Entro Marketing Pty Limited, owner of BodyHeal, an online retailer for sports injury supplies, has acquired Back To Sport, an online shop focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation supplies that help athletes and sports people to prevent and recover from most sport injuries. Both companies are based in Australia.
buyer: Entro Marketing Pty Limited
Entro Marketing Pty Limited is a family-owned company and are experts in the world of sports injury supplies. It is also the owner of BodyHeal, another online retailer for sports injury supplies. "
target: Back To Sport
Back To Sport is an online shop focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation supplies that help athletes and sports people to prevent and recover from most sport injuries. They are based in Australia.
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announced 2/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Footway Group AB, will acquire Sportamore AB

synopsis: Footway Group AB, a Swedish web-based platform and online retailer of shoes, will acquire Sportamore AB. Headquartered in Bromma, Sweden, Sportamore is a leading online retailer in the Nordic region of sport-related products. Sportamore sells over 30,000 products from around 300 different brands representing more than 30 different sports.
buyer: Footway Group AB (OM:FOOT B:$99.81)
Sweden-based Footway is a web-based platform and online retailer of shoes that enables customers and manufacturers to meet. The company works with crowdsourcing, AI, and data-driven automation tools to improve its service with both customers and suppliers worldwide. "
target: Sportamore AB (OM:SPOR:$101.44)
Sweden-based Sportamore is the Nordic region's leading and fastest-growing technology company that sells sport-related products online. Sportamore sells over 30,000 products from around 300 different brands representing more than 30 different sports.
price ($mm)[EV]
$45 [$62]
rev ($mm)
$103
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
42.4x
closed 2/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Morele.net, acquired Sklep-Presto.pl

synopsis: Morele.net, a leading online consumer electronics store in Poland, has acquired Sklep-Presto.pl, one of the leading online retailers of sports and outdoor equipment in Poland. Sklep-Presto.pl offers a wide range of sports equipment at low prices. These include footwear and clothing, fitness and gym products, bicycling products, and more.
buyer parent: MCI Capital S.A.
buyer: Morele.net
Morele.net is a leading online consumer electronics store in Poland. They offer over 50,000 products, with more than half readily available at all times. Their products include laptops, computers, radio and television, telephones and tablets, cameras, and more. "
target: Sklep-Presto.pl
Sklep-Presto.pl is one of the leading online retailers of sports and outdoor equipment in Poland. They offer a wide range of sports equipment at low prices. These include footwear and clothing, fitness and gym products, winter sports products, summer sports products, bicycling products, and more.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BusinessWire

On Location Experiences, acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: On Location Experiences, a premium experiential hospitality business, announced it has acquired PrimeSport, a leader in providing direct access to some of the biggest events in sports and entertainment. PrimeSport is a leading Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, hospitality, travel for fans and corporate clients.
buyer: On Location Experiences
On Location Experiences is a leader in premium experiential hospitality business, establishing a new industry standard to serve iconic right holders with extensive experience in ticketing, curated hospitality, live event production and travel management in the worlds of sports and entertainment. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is a leading Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, hospitality, travel for fans and corporate clients. PrimeSport’s partnerships with the largest entities in the industry allow them to provide an unparalleled experience for avid sports fans and corporate clients.
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closed 2/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in partnership with management, announced the completion of the sale of PrimeSport Holdings Inc. to The Carlyle Group. PrimeSport is an event lifecycle management company and vertically integrated eCommerce leader focused on monetizing the biggest sporting events in the world.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$2,934.60)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $203 billion of assets under management across 129 funds and 141 fund of funds vehicles. Founded in 1987, Carlyle has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms, with 1,700 professionals around the world. "
target parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is the leading global Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, corporate and fan travel packages, and hospitality events for corporations, professional sports teams and fans.
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announced 6/16/2014 via BusinessWire

BESTSELLER, will acquire M and M Direct Limited

synopsis: M and M Direct Ltd, one of Europe’s leading online and mail order retailers of discounted lifestyle, fashion and sports apparel and footwear, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by BESTSELLER, a company that provides affordable fashion for women, men, teenagers and children.
buyer: BESTSELLER
BESTSELLER provides affordable fashion for women, men, teenagers and children. BESTSELLER markets their products in most of Europe, the Middle East, Canada, India and globally via e-commerce. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: M and M Direct Limited
M and M Direct Ltd is the UK’s leading purchaser of end-of-line clearance for fashion and sports products. As an online and mail order retailer, M and M offers sports and fashion apparel and footwear for men, women and children, at substantial discounts.
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$238
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: PrimeSport, Inc. and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. announced that Clearlake, a private investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in PrimeSport, a leading sports travel and entertainment management company.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group is a private investment firm focused on private equity and special situation transactions. Having committed approximately $3 bn over 50 investments, Clearlake's professionals have a history of long-term strategic partnership with management to transform and grow companies. "
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is the leading global Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, corporate and fan travel packages, and hospitality events for corporations, professional sports teams and fans.
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closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

SmartGuy Group A/S, acquired Schmid Profi GmbH

synopsis: SmartGuy Group A/S has acquired the assets of the internet retail company Schmid Profi GmbH; a German company with activities in online sports- and fashion mainly in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
buyer: SmartGuy Group A/S (CPH:SMART:$80.27)
SmartGuy is a European online retailer of fashion apparel with a leading position in the Nordic region achieved through an unremitting commitment to profitable growth. "
target: Schmid Profi GmbH
Schmid Profi GmbH is an online retailer with activities in sports and fashion mainly in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. It it based Germany.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$17
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0.0x
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closed 12/21/2012 via BusinessWire

The TJX Companies, Inc., acquired Sierra Trading Post

synopsis: The TJX Companies, Inc., the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, announced that it has acquired Sierra Trading Post, an off-price Internet retailer based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The purchase price of approximately $200 million.
buyer: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX:$25,878.37)
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates 1,039 T.J. Maxx, 912 Marshalls, and 417 HomeGoods stores in the United States; 222 Winners, 88 HomeSense, and 14 Marshalls stores in Canada. "
target: Sierra Trading Post
Sierra Trading Post is an online and catalog retailer that sells seconds, overstocks and closeouts. The company offers products in categories like outdoor recreation and adventure gear, footwear, clothing and home decor and claims to offer everyday savings of 35-70% on their products.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$200
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EV / rev
1.0x
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closed 3/15/2011 via BusinessWire

GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc., acquired Football Fanatics Inc.

synopsis: GSI Commerce Inc. has announced that it has closed its acquisition of Fanatics, Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida-based company that operates more than 250 e-commerce websites, including www.footballfanatics.com, and over 60 e-commerce stores for collegiate and professional sports partners and media organizations.
buyer: GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc. (GSIC:$0.00)
GSI Commerce® is a leading provider of services that enable e-commerce, multichannel retailing and interactive marketing. GSI delivers customized e-commerce solutions through an e-commerce platform, which is comprised of technology, fulfillment and customer care. "
target: Football Fanatics Inc.
With over 150,000 available items, Fanatics offers a deep product assortment spanning collegiate and professional teams, action sports including surf, skate and MMA, and offers this merchandise on websites such as footballfanatics.com and surffanatics.com.
price ($mm)[EV]
$277 [$253]
rev ($mm)
$142
EBITDA ($mm)
$19
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
15.6x
closed 2/4/2008 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired Rivalfish

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc. the most widely recognized brand in comedy, has acquired the website, and retains an option to purchase the licensing division, of Rivalfish the #1 college sports rivalry brand, for an undisclosed sum. Prior to the acquisition, Rivalfish was part of the National Lampoon Humor Network.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: Rivalfish
Rivalfish.com was founded in 2004 by three college sports fanatics who shared a passion for finding success at other people’s expense. The merchandising and licensing division of Rivalfish offers products including hoodies, t-shirts and magnets for die-hard fans. Rivalfish allows buyers to customize
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$0.09
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closed 10/25/2007 via BusinessWire

TA Associates, acquired M and M Direct Limited

synopsis: TA Associates, a leading growth private equity and buyout firm, today announced it has completed a majority investment in M and M Direct Ltd, the leading online and mail order retailer of discounted lifestyle, fashion and sports apparel and footwear in the UK. M and M was formerly majority owned by its founders and ECI Partners.
buyer: TA Associates
Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced private equity firms. The firm has invested in nearly 400 companies and manages more than $16 billion in capital. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: M and M Direct Limited
M and M Direct Limited is the UK’s leading purchaser of end-of-line clearance for fashion and sports products. As an online and mail order retailer, M and M offers sports and fashion apparel and footwear for men, women and children, at substantial discounts.
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closed 11/30/2006 via

North America Sports Media Inc, acquired Gotickets.com L.L.C

synopsis: North America Sports Media Inc. has acquired Premiere Sports Travel L.L.C., Premiere Plus L.L.C. and Gotickets.com L.L.C., affiliated companies that sell travel, hospitality and ticket packages for major sporting and entertainment events worldwide.
buyer parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
buyer: North America Sports Media Inc
North America Sports Media, Inc. is a holding company formed by private equity firm Pfingsten Partners, L.L.C. and veteran sports marketing specialist Christopher J. Brennan to build an integrated sports marketing platform. "
target: Gotickets.com L.L.C
Gotickets.com is one of the country’s top online secondary ticket brokers with an emphasis on sports and entertainment tickets.
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closed 4/12/2004 via PR Newswire

Dreams, Inc., acquired Pro Sports Memorabilia Inc.

synopsis: Dreams, Inc. acquired the assets of Pro Sports Memorabilia.com, one of the largest distributors of authentic sports collectibles in the world, in an all cash transaction, payable over three years. Pro Sports has enjoyed a seven-year operating history prior to being purchased by Dreams.
buyer: Dreams, Inc. (DRJ:$0.00)
Dreams, Inc. sets itself apart from other traditional memorabilia companies with diversified products and services provided through its operating subsidiaries. Mounted Memories is the leader in production of authentic sports and celebrity autographed memorabilia and collectibles. "
target: Pro Sports Memorabilia Inc.
Pro Sports Memorabilia is one of the largest distributors of authentic sports collectibles in the world. Our products are licensed by the NFL,NBA,NHL and MLB. Our line of sports collectibles includes items from sports heroes of today as well as yesterday.
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closed 9/1/2006 via PR Newswire

The Sportsman's Guide, Inc. merged with Redcats USA,

synopsis: Redcats Group , a leader in home shopping announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Redcats USA has completed the acquisition of The Sportsman's Guide, Inc., a leading US catalog and online marketer of outdoor and sports gear, for a price of $31 per share that values The Sportsman's Guide at approximately $265 million.
buyer: Redcats USA
Headquartered on New York City's Fashion Avenue, Redcats USA is "America's Specialty Catalog and E-Commerce Leader," with 10 catalogs and 10 e-commerce websites. Our three divisions include value-priced misses' fashion, women's and men's plus-size apparel as well as home lifestyles. "
target: The Sportsman's Guide, Inc.
The Sportsman’s Guide is a leading marketer of value priced outdoor gear and general merchandise, with a special emphasis on outdoor clothing, equipment and footwear.
price ($mm)
$257
rev ($mm)
$292
EBITDA ($mm)
$20
EV / rev
0.9x
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13.0x
closed 5/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Invision AG, The TonerPartner Group, acquired Planet Sports GmbH

synopsis: Invision together with the experienced founder team of TonerPartner, acquired the operating assets of Planet Sports. Planet Sports is Europe's biggest Online Shop for board sports and street wear products. Besides snowboard, skateboard, wakeboard and surf equipment, they also offer the trendiest styles for off-hill adventures.
buyer: Invision AG
buyer: The TonerPartner Group
Invision is a leading Swiss- and Germany-based investment firm focusing on small and medium-sized businesses across Europe. The TonerPartner Group is a leading European web-shop specialized in selling printing consumables to SME customers. "
target: Planet Sports GmbH
Planet Sports was founded in 1993 and is Europe's biggest Online Shop for board sports and street wear products. Besides snowboard, skateboard, wakeboard and surf equipment, they also offer the trendiest styles for off-hill adventures.
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