Like SCOUTASTIC GmbH

closed 8/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Transfermarkt.de, acquired SCOUTASTIC GmbH

synopsis: Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG acquires 50.1 percent of the shares in SCOUTASTIC GmbH, which is a subsidiary of JUST ADD AI GmbH. SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Transfermarkt.de
With its online presence Transfermarkt.de and with the country portals Transfermarkt.at (Austria) and Transfermarkt.ch (Switzerland), Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG is one of the largest sports sites in the German-speaking Internet. "
target parent: JUST ADD AI GmbH
target: SCOUTASTIC GmbH
SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
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announced 10/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Front Rush, LLC will be merged with ACS Athletics,

synopsis: ACS Athletics, the leader in college athletic administration and compliance software, and Front Rush, the leader in recruiting software for college coaches, announced a merger that will make their joint entity the largest provider of technology for recruiting, compliance, roster management and sports operations.
buyer: ACS Athletics
ACS Athletics simplifies how athletics departments work allowing coaches and administrators to focus on winning and building successful programs. ACS is the leading provider of web and mobile solutions for increasing staff productivity and reducing risk in collegiate athletics. "
target: Front Rush, LLC
Founded in 2006, Front Rush's focus is to provide college coaches with top notch recruiting and scouting software. With a focus on user experience and amazing customer support, Front Rush has grown to be the largest recruiting and scouting solution in college athletics.
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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 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Club Assistant, LLC, acquired Strive Swim

synopsis: Club Assistant, an online swim club and team management software solution, has acquired Strive, a smart and easy to use club assistant software solution for swimming practice. Strive allows users to intelligently plan practices in less time.
buyer: Club Assistant, LLC
Club Assistant is an online swim club and team management software solution. Club Assistant allows clubs to manage their membership, billing, email, reports and calendars. Their software can also be used for water polo, martial arts, volleyball, biking, running and more. "
target: Strive Swim
Founded in 2016, Strive is a smart and easy to use club assistant software solution for swimming practice. Strive allows users to intelligently plan practices in less time. Strive's software uses adaptive algorithms and artificial intelligence to continually improve and make planning simple.
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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 11/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

Teamer, acquired Club Website Ltd.

synopsis: Irish sports technology company Teamer has acquired UK-based football club website provider Club Website. Club Website is the UK’s largest grassroots football social network, allowing any football team, club or league to manage their activity online.
buyer: Teamer
Teamer is an online team management system created and designed to take the hassle out of managing any sports team. Founded by internet professionals with extensive experience of team captaincy, Teamer uses the web to significantly decrease the amount of time it takes to get your team on the field. "
target: Club Website Ltd.
Club Website is the UK’s largest grassroots football social network with over 39,000 teams, 500 leagues and 1.6 million users using their services on a monthly basis. The services they provide allow any football team, club or league to manage their activity online.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

PrestoSports Inc., acquired ScoreShots

synopsis: PrestoSports, the leading all-in-one sports technology platform in college athletics, announced the strategic acquisition of ScoreShots, the market leader in infographic and motion graphics for athletics. ScoreShots enables teams to create branded scroll-stopping social graphics in seconds.
buyer parent: Clubessential LLC
buyer: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting. "
target: ScoreShots
ScoreShots is the market leader in infographic and motion graphics for athletics. ScoreShots, headquartered in Fayetteville, NC, has developed a powerful graphics engine that generates high-quality motion graphics and videos which can then be posted to a school’s social media channels and websites.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PE Hub

Clubessential LLC, acquired PrestoSports Inc.

synopsis: Clubessential, the leading provider of management solutions to the private club industry, has acquired PrestoSports Inc. PrestoSports is a leading provider of technology to colleges and conference offices used for designing, building and maintaining official athletic websites, sports statistics, sports camp management and live event broadcasting.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Clubessential LLC
Founded in 2002, Clubessential provides a full suite of membership and club management solutions to country, golf, city, yacht, and other private clubs. The Clubessential Suite consists of website, mobile apps, accounting, point-of- sale, CRM and reservations software solutions. "
target: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting.
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closed 7/15/2013 via PR Web

Siegel Enterprises, Inc., acquired RinkNet

synopsis: RinkNet has been acquired by Siegel Enterprises. RinkNet was founded in 1998 with the philosophy of providing powerful software to increase the efficiency and productivity of hockey scouts. RinkNet provides all the technology tools and data needed to enable a hockey scouting organization to run at an optimum level of effectiveness.
buyer: Siegel Enterprises, Inc.
Siegel Enterprises Inc. is the investment holding company for the business holdings of Stu Siegel. It is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. "
target: RinkNet
RinkNet was founded in 1998 with the philosophy of providing powerful software to increase the efficiency and productivity of hockey scouts. RinkNet provides all the technology tools and data needed to enable a hockey scouting organization to run at an optimum level of effectiveness.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Guscio PLC, acquired Sportsdata Limited and Dataplay Limited

synopsis: Investing company Guscio has acquired the two businesses, Sportsdata Ltd and Dataplay Holdings Ltd. Sportsdata has developed a website application for monitoring and tracking physical education in primary school children called Skills2Achieve. Dataplay has developed a technology platform for the tracking and assessment of performance in sports.
buyer: Guscio PLC (AIM:GUSC:$0.00)
Guscio Plc is a public company trading on the AIM market and focussed on technology for active learning. "
target: Sportsdata Limited and Dataplay Limited
Sportsdata has developed a website application for monitoring and tracking physical education in primary school children called Skills2Achieve. Dataplay has developed a white label technology platform for the tracking and assessment of performance in sports.
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closed 12/17/2015 via PR Newswire

inRecruit, merged with Bownce LLC

synopsis: inRecruit, a leading sports, social media and networking platform that assists high school athletes in maximizing their college recruitment experience, announced its merger with Bownce, LLC, a NCAA compliant recruiting platform focused on basketball.
buyer: inRecruit
inRecruit (www.inRecruit.com) is a sports social recruiting network which has been dubbed the "LinkedIn for Athletes" by many national journalists as it digitally connects youth athletes with college coaches. inRecruit was founded by former professional athletes as well as social media experts. "
target: Bownce LLC
Bownce is a web-enabled platform utilizing social media that dramatically reduces the cost of recruiting. This innovative platform allows college coaches to build successful programs by targeting high school recruits in ways that have never been done before.
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closed 11/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Banyan Software, acquired RinkNet

synopsis: Banyan Software, Inc., a company focused on acquiring, building, and growing enterprise software businesses, has acquired Ontario-based RinkNet, the leading scouting and player management solution for hockey teams and organizations worldwide. Banyan will allow Rinknet to continue to grow and provide market-leading solutions to its customers.
buyer: Banyan Software
Banyan Software acquires, builds, and grows great enterprise software businesses. With a permanent capital base, Banyan focuses on a buy and hold for life strategy for growing software companies that serve specialized markets. "
target parent: HockeyTech Canada ULC
target: RinkNet
Canada-based RinkNet is the market leader in scouting and player management software, providing over 3,500 scouts a solution to manage travel, log game reports, build draft lists, and track eligibility for players in hockey leagues around the world.
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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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closed 10/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tilting Point, acquired Gondola

synopsis: Tilting Point has acquired fellow mobile publisher service partner Gondola. Gondola pitches its service to game publishers as a way to use machine learning to increase the effectiveness of in-game offers and video ads. As part of the acquisition, Gondola's founders will take on roles with Tilting Point.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a new generation games partner for top independent development studios, with a focus on the rapidly growing mobile and tablet markets. Tilting Point empowers elite developers with expert resources, operational support, and funding to give carefully selected games mainstream success."
target: Gondola
Gondola leverages machine learning to optimize in-game offers and video ads. Product Managers make better decisions faster, growing more confident in their data and saving time on live ops. Publishers benefit from more efficiency and increased bottom line revenue.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vente-Privée, acquired daco SAS

synopsis: Vente-Privee, a members-only e-commerce company in France, has acquired daco, a French provider of benchmarking tools for fashion brands and retailers. daco enable their clients to utilize AI and machine learning to know all about their competition's offers, prices, and discounts.
buyer: Vente-Privée
Vente-Privee is a members-only e-commerce company in France. The company organises exclusive designer brand sales in a wide variety of categories, including fashion, accessories, homeware, sports products, electronics, wine and more. "
target: daco SAS
daco is a French provider of benchmarking tools for fashion brands and retailers. daco enable their clients to utilize AI and machine learning to know all about their competition's offers, prices, and discounts. daco's disruptive decision making tools help improve sell-through, growth and margin.
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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.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Wondr Gaming, acquired Rival.ai

synopsis: Wondr Gaming, an esports acquisition fund founded by esports and media executives Mike Cotton and Jon Dwyer has acquired Rival.ai, an esports artificial intelligence integration company that provides esports data and algorithms for betting lines to gaming platforms, as well as insights and toolsets for esports broadcasters and streamers.
buyer: Wondr Gaming
Wondr Gaming builds and acquires assets in the esports industry, with a focus on companies that operate on the esports periphery, are title agnostic, and can work with any team or title, allowing the fund to tap into multiple revenue streams. "
target: Rival.ai
Rival.ai is a data provider focused on the esports sector. By utilizing artificial intelligence to analyze real-time player performance, various types of data feeds are made available for integration with multiple platforms.
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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 1/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Daxko, acquired PlayerSpace

synopsis: Daxko, a provider of software solutions to member-based health and wellness organizations, has acquired PlayerSpace, a leader in sports program management technology. PlayerSpace simplifies team creation, game management, and league communication for sports directors.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: Daxko
Daxko delivers technology solutions, payment processing, experienced services, and deep insights to various member-based health and wellness centers—enterprise health clubs, tennis centers, boutique fitness studios, affiliate gyms, campus recreation facilities, integrated wellness centers, and more."
target: PlayerSpace
PlayerSpace is a leader in sports program management technology. PlayerSpace simplifies team creation, game management, and league communication for sports directors. Their platform provides solutions for online registration, roster management, document management, scheduling, and more.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Spordle Inc., acquired TSI Sports

synopsis: Spordle Inc., a Canadian provider of advanced technological solutions to sport organizations and events, has acquired TSI Sports (2017) Inc., a Canadian provider of cloud-based management solutions for the soccer industry. TSI Sports offer solutions for scheduling, tournaments, registration, facility management, team management, and more.
buyer: Spordle Inc.
Spordle is a Canadian provider of advanced technological solutions to sport organizations and events. Spordle offers cloud-based solutions that fulfill all the needs of organizations, including website design and operation, events and administrative management, ticketing and related activities. "
target: TSI Sports
TSI Sports is a Canadian provider of cloud-based management solutions for the soccer industry. TSI Sports enables soccer teams to simplify the management of their activities. They offer solutions for scheduling, tournaments, registration, facility management, team management, and more.
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closed 8/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Transfermarkt.de, acquired SCOUTASTIC GmbH

synopsis: Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG acquires 50.1 percent of the shares in SCOUTASTIC GmbH, which is a subsidiary of JUST ADD AI GmbH. SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Transfermarkt.de
With its online presence Transfermarkt.de and with the country portals Transfermarkt.at (Austria) and Transfermarkt.ch (Switzerland), Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG is one of the largest sports sites in the German-speaking Internet. "
target parent: JUST ADD AI GmbH
target: SCOUTASTIC GmbH
SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
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closed 8/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Transfermarkt.de, acquired SCOUTASTIC GmbH

synopsis: Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG acquires 50.1 percent of the shares in SCOUTASTIC GmbH, which is a subsidiary of JUST ADD AI GmbH. SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: Transfermarkt.de
With its online presence Transfermarkt.de and with the country portals Transfermarkt.at (Austria) and Transfermarkt.ch (Switzerland), Transfermarkt GmbH & Co. KG is one of the largest sports sites in the German-speaking Internet. "
target parent: JUST ADD AI GmbH
target: SCOUTASTIC GmbH
SCOUTASTIC is the central platform for the planning and management of all scouting activities. SCOUTASTIC's AI-based data analysis allows sports clubs to optimize their player observation and talent screening.
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announced 9/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Integrated Media Company, LLC, will acquire Goal.com

synopsis: Integrated Media Company (IMC), a TPG platform dedicated to the new media ecosystem, has signed a definitive agreement with UK-based DAZN Group to acquire a majority stake in Goal, the world’s largest digital soccer brand. IMC will also acquire leading German and Dutch portals Spox and VoetbalZone as part of a new venture.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Integrated Media Company, LLC
Integrated Media Company (IMC) is a special-purpose digital media investment company launched by TPG in 2018. IMC’s mandate is both financial and strategic, providing greater flexibility with regards to investment size, term, and portfolio construction. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Goal.com
UK-based Goal is the world's largest digital soccer brand, offering the best in news, entertainment, and community interaction. Goal is an online community where superstars can connect and share their talents with their fans, and where aspiring players can seek advice and wisdom from experts.
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Athletic, acquired Tifo Football

synopsis: The Athletic, a subscription-based publisher of premium sports journalism, has acquired Tifo Football, a UK-based engagement platform for football media. The acquisition of Tifo allows The Athletic to produce additional original, quality sports content for consumers.
buyer: The Athletic
The Athletic is a subscription-based publisher of premium sports journalism. The Athletic offers in-depth local coverage in 47 North American pro sports markets along with premium national coverage across MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA & more. "
target: Tifo Football
UK-based Tifo Football is an online engagement platform for football. Tifo offers a multi-media content platform that provides high-quality, unique articles & videos and the uMAXit Football predictor game, a free alternative to the more traditional football accumulator and pools games.
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closed 12/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, acquired Squawka

synopsis: Catena Media plc, an online performance marketing company, has acquired Squawka.com and related assets from Squawka Ltd. Squawka is a high-volume traffic global football news site with a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) section in beta version.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Based in Malta, Catena Media plc is an online performance marketing company that has established a leading position through strong organic growth and acquisitions. Catena is the world’s number one provider of high-value iGaming leads. "
target: Squawka
Squawka is a high-volume traffic global football news site with a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) section in beta version. The main site currently attracts 4 million users per month, and has around 800 000 followers on Twitter. They are based in London.
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closed 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Perform Group, acquired Voetbalzone B.V.

synopsis: British digital sports media specialist Perform Group has signed an agreement to acquire leading Dutch sports site that features news from the world of football, Voetbalzone.nl.
buyer: Perform Group
Perform is a world leader in monetising sport and entertainment rights in digital media. They have been consistent and renowned innovators since 2000, and a major driving force in the commercialisation of sport and entertainment rights on TV, on mobile and online. "
target: Voetbalzone B.V.
Voetbalzone B.V.'s leading Dutch sports site, Voetbalzone.nl features news from the world of football and attracts an average of two million unique users per month, making it ‘the number-one independent sports site in The Netherlands’.
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closed 3/9/2010 via Capital IQ

PlayLA inc, acquired Arsenal Mania

synopsis: Play LA Inc. announces that it has acquired leading UK football fan website, www.arsenal-mania.com. Arsenal-Mania is one of the most popular websites for fans who follow Arsenal FC, one of the English Premier League's top football clubs.
buyer: PlayLA inc (PLLAF:$0.00)
Play LA Inc. is an international online publishing company that owns and operates a Global network of multi-language websites. The Company currently owns and operates 18 websites that reach hundreds of thousands of people across the UK and Europe. "
target: Arsenal Mania
Arsenal-Mania began as an Arsenal fan forum before expanding rapidly to include news, player profiles and match statistics. The site has been featured by prominent UK media groups such as the Guardian, the Evening Standard, the Times, the London Paper and the Daily Mail.
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announced 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Onefootball GmbH, will acquire Dugout Limited

synopsis: Digital soccer media company OneFootball has agreed to buy video content specialists Dugout in a deal designed to expand its content proposition. Dugout is a UK-based company that provides an innovative digital football platform. Dugout produces original content, working hand in glove with the clubs who also shoot video exclusively for Dugout.
buyer: Onefootball GmbH
Based in Germany, OneFootball’s goal is to fuel the world’s football obsession. Reaching tens of millions of football fans worldwide every month, across its platform and social media channels, OneFootball is the most popular football media platform for the new generation of football fans. "
target: Dugout Limited
Dugout is a UK-based company that provides an innovative digital football platform. Dugout gives football fans one single place to connect with their favourite clubs and players. Dugout produces original content, working hand in glove with the clubs who also shoot video exclusively for Dugout.
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closed 11/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eleven Sports, acquired MyCujoo

synopsis: Eleven Sports, a UK-based sports media group, has acquired MyCujoo, a live football streaming platform based in the Netherlands. MyCujoo broadcasts matches from competitions and clubs of various levels from around the world. The platform broadcasts on average 120 live matches per week and attracts more than a million monthly users.
buyer parent: Aser Ventures
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: MyCujoo
MyCujoo is a live football streaming platform based in the Netherlands. MyCujoo broadcasts matches from competitions and clubs of various levels from around the world. The platform broadcasts on average 120 live matches per week and attracts more than a million monthly users.
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announced 3/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Dugout Limited, will acquire BallBall

synopsis: Dugout, a UK-based company that provides an innovative digital football platform, will acquire BallBall from News Corp, a global, diversified media and information services company. BallBall is a football video platform based in Singapore. The platform distributes highlights from Europe and other top football leagues in Indonesia and Vietnam.
buyer: Dugout Limited
Dugout is a UK-based company that provides an innovative digital football platform. Dugout gives football fans one single place to connect with their favourite clubs and players. Dugout produces original content, working hand in glove with the clubs who also shoot video exclusively for Dugout. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: BallBall
BallBall is a leading football video platform based in Singapore. The platform distributes short form highlights from Europe and other top football leagues in Indonesia and Vietnam. BallBall offers video highlights from over 1,600 games.
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Russ Media, acquired Laendlekicker

synopsis: Russ Media, publisher of the Vorarlberg and numerous online news portals expanded with the acquisition of Laendlekicker.at, an amateur regional soccer platform that offers users video content.
buyer: Russ Media
Russmedia is the most progressive media company in Europe. The entire portfolio consists of 10 daily newspapers, 64 weekly papers, more than 100 websites, 2 printing plants and 1 radio station. The company also runs several successful special interest and classified websites. "
target: Laendlekicker
Laendlekicker.at is a regional soccer startup that delivers videos for football players, football fans, and sports and lifestyle enthusiasts from young to old in Vorarlberg. They also offer advertising services, mainly focusing on local and regional content.
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Mixi, Inc., will acquire Net Dreamers Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Mixi, Inc, a Japanese social networking service, will acquire Net Dreamers Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that develops horse racing websites and mobile games. Net Dreamers operates netkeiba.com, the largest horse racing media outlet in Japan. The company also operates Weekly Baseball Online, a baseball news site.
buyer: Mixi, Inc. (TSE:2121:$1,098.60)
Mixi is a Japanese social networking service that allows users to connect with their friends in a convenient way. It enables users to send and receive messages, write in a diary, read and comment on others' diaries, organize and join communities, and invite their friends. "
target: Net Dreamers Co., Ltd.
Net Dreamers is a Japanese company that develops horse racing websites and mobile games. Net Dreamers operates netkeiba.com, the largest horse racing media outlet in Japan. Their games include Tiki Chiki Derby and Puzzle Derby. The company also operates Weekly Baseball Online, a baseball news site.
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closed 2/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Alliance Baseball, LLC, acquired Baseball America Inc.

synopsis: Baseball America, a publication that provides the baseball community coverage of all competitive levels of baseball, from a scouting and player development point of view, has been acquired by Alliance Baseball LLC, the owners of two minor league baseball franchises.
buyer: Alliance Baseball, LLC
Alliance Baseball LLC is a company founded by Gary Green and Larry Botel that invests in Minor League Baseball. "
target parent: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
target: Baseball America Inc.
Baseball America provides the baseball community coverage of all competitive levels of baseball, from a scouting and player development point of view. Their coverage includes the majors, minors, college, high school, foreign, independent and amateur baseball.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BusinessWire

GrindMedia, LLC, acquired Baseball America Inc.

synopsis: GrindMedia, a leading action and adventure sports media company and division of Source Interlink Media, has announced the acquisition of Baseball America, and baseballamerica.com. Baseball America, which has been published since 1982, and its associated titles will be added to GrindMedia’s expanding portfolio of enthusiast media.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: GrindMedia, LLC
Along with standalone websites, including GrindTV.com, Newschoolers and Motocross.com, GrindMedia is the leading provider of print and online action sports and entertainment content in the United States. Its brands include Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Powder, and more. "
target: Baseball America Inc.
Baseball America is a full-service media company with in-depth coverage of every level of baseball, from high school and college to the minors all the way to the major leagues. Baseball America publishes 26 times per year and is also available as a digital edition.
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closed 5/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Fantasy Sports Ventures, acquired Shandler Enterprises

synopsis: Fantasy Sports Ventures, the parent company of the FantasyPlayers.com Network, has acquired the premier independent baseball content site, BaseballHQ.com, and its parent company, Shandler Enterprises, it was announced today by FSV CEO Chris Russo.
buyer: Fantasy Sports Ventures
Fantasy Sports Ventures Inc. (FSV) is an integrated marketing and media company with a focus on digital/fantasy sports. Headquartered in New York City, FSV consists of two primary business units: Fantasy Players Network and FSV Digital Sports Advisors. "
target: Shandler Enterprises
Shandler Enterprises includes BaseballHQ.com one of the most well-respected and successful fantasy analysts on the Web and a book line anchored by the successful Baseball Forecaster series (first published in 1986) and nationwide conference events.
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closed 8/6/2007 via BusinessWire

The Active Network, Inc., acquired LaxPower.com

synopsis: The Active Network, Inc., a leading provider of application services technology and marketing solutions for community service and participatory sports organizations, today announced the acquisition of LaxPower.com, the leading online community for high school and college lacrosse players and fans.
buyer: The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV:$441.26)
The Active Network, Inc., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations, and is a leading online community for active lifestyles. The company's solutions help organizations improve customer service capabilities and increase revenues. "
target: LaxPower.com
LaxPower.com is the leading online community for high school and college lacrosse players and fans. LaxPower.com, based in West Chester, PA, receives more than 20 million page views per month during the lacrosse season and is regarded as the gold standard for national high school lacrosse rankings.
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closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Moonbug, acquired Supa Strikas

synopsis: Moonbug, a global entertainment company that develops and distributes fun and safe entertainment for kids, announced it has acquired the popular South African soccer video series and one of the largest circulating monthly comics in the world, Supa Strikas.
buyer: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills. "
target: Supa Strikas
Supa Strikas is a South African video series and one of the largest circulating monthly comics in the world. Supa Strikas follows the world’s best soccer team as they journey across the globe and to outer space on a quest to win the prized Super League trophy.
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closed 6/4/2014 via BusinessWire

The Whistle Sports Network, acquired The Lacrosse Network

synopsis: The Whistle Sports Network, the first sports-focused cross platform network and community for today’s generation, announced its acquisition of The Lacrosse Network (TLN), the premier YouTube destination for one of the nation’s fastest growing sports.
buyer: The Whistle Sports Network
Launched on New Year’s Eve with the support of multiple pro league partners and YouTube content creators like Dude Perfect, the Whistle Network has scaled rapidly. The network is one of the top two sports destinations on YouTube in North America with 4.3 million subscribers. "
target: The Lacrosse Network
The Lacrosse Network (TLN) is a YouTube partner dedicated to growing the game of lacrosse through the power of media. Founded in 2011, TLN has quickly emerged as the premiere source of lacrosse media through its live broadcasts and slate of original programming.
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announced 2/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Ringer

synopsis: Spotify is to acquire The Ringer, a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$8,938.10)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches. "
target: The Ringer
The Ringer is a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
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$200
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

AthletesVoice, acquired The Roar

synopsis: AthletesVoice, an Australian media company focused on rich and relatable sports storytelling, has acquired The Roar from Australian Radio Network (ARN), a media and entertainment company in Australia. The Roar is Australia’s leading sports opinion website. The Roar combines expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles and videos.
buyer: AthletesVoice
AthletesVoice is an Australian media company focused on rich and relatable sports storytelling. AthletesVoice allows sportspeople to share their thoughts, hopes, dreams and fears. Their platform provides stories, videos, and podcasts from elite sportspeople in Australia. "
target: The Roar
The Roar is Australia’s leading sports opinion website. The Roar combines expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles and videos. The website publishes around 600 fan articles and more than 60,000 comments from nearly two million visitors.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Sportskeeda

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games publisher in India, has acquired a 67% stake in Sportskeeda, an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Sportskeeda
Sportskeeda is an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda connects fans, pundits and athletes from all over the world. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
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announced 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mediaset SpA, will acquire ElDesmarque

synopsis: Mediaset, a leading television broadcasting group in Italy and Spain, will acquire ElDesmarque, a Spanish web portal focused on sports. ElDesmarque has 2.5 million unique users per month and provides news, stories and videos of various sports. ElDesmarque covers football, basketball, tennis, cycling, motor sport, weightlifting, and more.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Mediaset SpA (BIT:MS:$3,912.20)
Mediaset is a leading television broadcasting group in Italy and Spain. Mediaset operates three commercial television networks and eleven thematic and semi-mainstream channels. The group has produced over 18 thousand hours of entertainment, game and quiz shows, and news and sports productions. "
target: ElDesmarque
Founded in 2006, ElDesmarque is a Spanish web portal focused on sports. ElDesmarque has 2.5 million unique users per month and provides news, stories and videos of various sports. ElDesmarque covers football, basketball, tennis, cycling, motor sport, weightlifting, and more.
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