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closed 12/27/2006 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Tennis Week

synopsis: IMG, the world’s premier sports, entertainment and media company, has acquired Tennis Week Magazine and its companion online news site tennisweek.com. The transaction closed on December 22, 2006. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports & Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,500 people in 30 countries. Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004. "
target: Tennis Week
Tennis Week is a leading tennis publication, provides the sport’s most in-depth reports of industry business to locker room chats with its top stars. Tennisweek.com provides instant coverage of the Grand Slams, the ATP and WTA Tours, in addition to major collegiate, junior and senior events.
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closed 3/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Sinclair Broadcast Group, acquired Tennis Media Company

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. announced that it has acquired the Tennis Media Company, owner of Tennis magazine and Tennis.com. The acquisition will create a media platform that combines Tennis.com, the world's most visited online tennis platform, and Tennis magazine, the sport's most circulated print publication, with Sinclair's Tennis Channel.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
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: Tennis Media Company
The Tennis Media Company – including Tennis Magazine, Tennis.com and Baseline – is the premier provider of tennis content. They deliver an unparalleled audience of achievers and influencers to a passionate market of 30 million tennis enthusiasts.
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closed 6/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Maven Inc., acquired The Spun

synopsis: Maven, a coalition of content producers, has acquired The Spun, an independent sports publication that brings their readers the most interesting athletics stories of the day. The Spun's site reaches over 8 million unique readers per month and provides the latest news and stories about the NFL, NBA, and college football and basketball.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$170.37)
Maven is a coalition of content producers, from individual thought-leaders to world-leading independent publishers, operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising, and distribution platform and unified under a single media brand. "
target: The Spun
The Spun is an independent sports publication that brings their readers the most interesting athletics stories of the day. The Spun's site reaches over 8 million unique readers per month and provides the latest news and stories about the NFL, NBA, and college football and basketball.
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closed 8/22/2019 via Company Press Release

p1440, acquired Volleyballmag.com

synopsis: p1440, the digital media company co-founded by 5x Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings, announced the acquisition of Volleyballmag.com, the leading source for volleyball news for more than 40 years. Volleyballmag.com covers volleyball on all fronts every day, from NCAA women’s and men’s indoors, to college and pro beach.
buyer: p1440
p1440 is a digital platform exclusively built around beach volleyball co-founded by three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings. p1440 delivers unmatched digital content, offering hundreds of hours of live-streamed action, world-class training, nutrition and wellness resources. "
target: Volleyballmag.com
Volleyballmag.com has been the leading source for volleyball industry news for more than 40 years. Volleyballmag.com covers volleyball on all fronts every day, from NCAA women’s and men’s indoors, to college and pro beach, to the pros and USA national teams.
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closed 1/22/2015 via PR Newswire

UPROXX, acquired Dime Magazine Publishing Company, Inc.

synopsis: UPROXX a unit of Woven Digital, the publisher of fast-growing pop culture news and entertainment sites, announced that it has acquired basketball news site Dime Magazine, an independent destination for NBA and college basketball news, videos, and stories about the culture of the game from sneakers to the moves of the biggest players in the League.
buyer parent: Woven Digital, LLC
buyer: UPROXX
UPROXX is a discussion driven entertainment news site and one of the largest destinations on the web for the young male consumer. UPROXX covers the culture of what's buzzing and delivers the best of web culture, film, TV, music, technology, and sports news on the internet. "
target: Dime Magazine Publishing Company, Inc.
Dime Magazine is basketball news site that also prints and publishes basketball magazines. Dime is the top independent destination for NBA and college basketball news, videos, and stories about the culture of the game from sneakers to the moves of the biggest players in the League.
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announced 1/7/2022 via New York Times

The New York Times Company, will acquire The Athletic

synopsis: The New York Times Company, a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information, has reached an agreement to buy The Athletic, a subscription-based sports website that provides ad-free national and local coverage in 47 North American cities as well as the United Kingdom.
buyer: The New York Times Company (NYT:$1,963.00)
The New York Times Company a global media organization focused on creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The New York Times brand a trusted source of news and information for readers and viewers across various platforms. "
target: The Athletic
The Athletic is a subscription-based sports website that provides ad-free national and local coverage in 47 North American cities as well as the United Kingdom.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pax Holdings Ltd., will acquire Sporting News Limited

synopsis: Global digital sports media company DAZN is selling the Sporting News website to Pax Holdings, an investment firm based in the UK and Hong Kong with clients in gaming and betting. Sporting News was established in 1886 and is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
buyer: Pax Holdings Ltd.
PAX Holdings Ltd is a Family Office managing a portfolio of investments that commenced with early stage tech and financial services sector investments in 1999. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Sporting News Limited
Sporting News was established in 1886 as a weekly U.S. magazine. It became the dominant American publication covering baseball, acquiring the nickname "The Bible of Baseball."​ It is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
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announced 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snack Media Ltd., will acquire GiveMeSport

synopsis: Bragg Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with SN&CK Media Limited (SML) for the sale of its media division, including GiveMeSport. GiveMeSport.com is the home of exclusive content, providing the fans with up-to-date features, interviews, match previews and match reviews.
buyer: Snack Media Ltd.
Snack Media is a leading independent sports digital media company with over 30m sports fans. They specialize in multi-channel content creation, distributed at scale. Through data driven engagement strategies Snack Media creates authentic connections between brands & fans. "
target parent: Bragg Gaming Group
target: GiveMeSport
Givemesport media is a next generation publisher that is forward thinking, tech-led and understands content distribution. Its website, GiveMeSport.com is the home of exclusive content, providing the fans with up-to-date features, interviews, match previews and match reviews.
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Motor Presse Stuttgart, acquired Motor Presse Stuttgart

synopsis: Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch, the successors of the Pietsch family that founded Motor Presse Stuttgart, have acquired the 59.9% share of Motor Presse Stuttgart held by Hamburg publishing house, Gruner + Jahr. Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring and lifestyle.
buyer: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch are successors of the Motor Presse Stuttgart founding family Pietsch. Peter-Paul Pietsch and Patricia feel "a special responsibility" for Motor Presse Stuttgart. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring, lifestyle, and sport & leisure. In addition to the successful print media core of the business, the Motor Presse has invested in and developed many additional multimedia offerings.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

River iGaming p.l.c., acquired Media247 AS

synopsis: River iGaming, a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain, has acquired Media247, a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal.
buyer: River iGaming p.l.c. (OB:RIVER-ME:$0.00)
River iGaming is a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain. River iGaming invests in businesses that have a strong stand-alone business case and contribute to synergies within the group. "
target: Media247 AS
Media247 is a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine that covers all types of music in Norway, from pop to black metal. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal that provides entertaining articles, photos, videos and more.
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closed 3/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Gfinity plc, acquired RealSport

synopsis: Gfinity plc, a leading international esports entertainment group, announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of RealSM Limited, owner of the fan-oriented digital sports media platform, RealSport. Founded in January 2016, RealSport provides sports fans with all the latest news from across the globe.
buyer: Gfinity plc (AIM:GFIN:$5.99)
Founded in 2012, Gfinity has established itself as one of the world's leading esports companies. The London-based business enjoys strong relationships with game publishers, players and the wider esports community and has built a solid reputation for delivering high quality competitions. "
target: RealSport
RealSport is a fan-oriented, tech-forward sports media platform with commitment to simple UI and quality and exciting original content, from Football to eSports. RealSport believes in providing the highest quality original and unique content, written by real sports fans.
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closed 5/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Urheilulehti merged with Urheilusanomat,

synopsis: Sanoma Media Finland buys Urheilulehti from A-lehdet. Urheilulehti is the most talked-about sports magazine in Finland. Urheilusanomat and Urheiluleht will be combined into a new, more service-oriented sport media company.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Urheilusanomat
Urheilusanomat Finland's largest magazine specializing in sports. It is also a betting network. The Magazine is owned by Sanoma Media Finland Oy and it belongs to the Ilta-Sanomat Media family. It has a circulation of about 35,000 (2016). "
target parent: A-lehdet
target: Urheilulehti
Urheilulehti is the most talked-about sports magazine in Finland, and its honest way of dealing with things has become a concept. Urheilulehti is a pioneer in sports journalism, known not only for its expertise, but also the ability to evoke passionate emotions.
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announced 1/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

247Sports, will acquire Scout Media Inc.

synopsis: Scout Media Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with CBS 247 Inc. as the “stalking horse” bidder to acquire substantially all of the Company’s assets. Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of press credentialed journalists and sports experts.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: 247Sports
247Sports is a digital media enterprise focused on delivering original sports and entertainment news on a team-by-team basis to sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms. It creates products designed for more engaging consumption of team-specific sports news. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Scout Media Inc.
Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of 300+ press credentialed journalists and sports experts across the nation. Scout delivers on men's passion points: NFL, fantasy sports, college football and more.
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announced 12/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Breaking Data Corporation, will acquire GiveMeSport

synopsis: Breaking Data Corp. announced that it has entered into a binding letter of agreement to purchase GiveMeSport. GiveMeSport is a leading next generation sports media publisher, supported by investment from IMG, a global leader in sports, events and media, boasting the largest single publisher Facebook page in the world.
buyer: Breaking Data Corporation (TSXV:BKD:$9.53)
Breaking Data Corp. is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings. "
target: GiveMeSport
GiveMeSport creates and publishes content around the clock, with contributors across all continents including writers, designers, video and social media producers, also offering free training, work experience and freelance opportunities to aspiring journalists via its Academy.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

NZME. will be merged with Fairfax Media Ltd.,

synopsis: Fairfax Media, a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia, is considering a merge of their New Zealand business with NZME, New Zealand’s premier integrated media company owned by APN News & Media, a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target parent: APN News & Media Limited
target: NZME. (NZSE:NZM:$231.35)
NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment) is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles, that engage with 2.9 million people every week.
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closed 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

C.J. Oyster Publishing, acquired SBC Media

synopsis: The C.J. Group of Companies has acquired the iconic brands of SBC Media, Canada’s premier action sports lifestyle media company. The acquisition includes Snowboard Canada and it's five sister magazines, two annual guides and all related websites, social media platforms and assets which will operate under the C.J. Oyster Publishing division.
buyer parent: The C.J. Group of Companies
buyer: C.J. Oyster Publishing
C.J. Oyster Publishing offers comprehensive project management, including editing, publishing, promotion, prepress, printing, bindery, fulfillment and distribution. "
target: SBC Media
One of the world's leading, independent action sports media un-conglomerates, Canada's SBC Media is still rider-owned, driven, managed and staffed by passionate, dedicated board sports lifers, three decades after its start.
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announced 5/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Immediate Media Co., will purchase Sport and Craft Titles from Future plc

synopsis: Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, announces the acquisition of Future Publishing’s Sport and Craft titles. Future’s market-leading Sport titles reach over 4.7 million unique users a month. The Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Cycling Plus, Procycling, Mountain Biking UK, and other titles.
buyer: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Future’s Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, the world’s largest cycling reviews website, and Cyclingnews.com, the world’s number one source for pro cycling news and race reports. Their print portfolio includes Cycling Plus, Procycling and Mountain Biking UK.
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closed 11/18/2013 via Company Press Release

NAMG, Inc., acquired Scout Media Inc.

synopsis: North American Membership Group (NAMG) CEO James Heckman announced the acquisition of Scout.com from Fox Networks Group. The company is an integrated sports publishing company consisting of two separate divisions that work closely together to deliver a unique and highly integrated Internet and print product offering.
buyer parent: The Pilot Group
buyer: NAMG, Inc.
North American Membership Group (NAMG) excels in creating and growing eleven distinct lifestyle clubs that thrive on the camaraderie they foster between their members and the clubs. Each club's magazine, e-newsletter and website is rich with articles and how-to features. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Scout Media Inc.
Scout.com is an integrated sports publishing company consisting of two separate divisions that work closely together to deliver a unique and highly integrated Internet and print product offering. The Internet publishing division consists of a network of more than 200 web sites.
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closed 12/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Multi-Media Channels, LLC, purchased Northern Wisconsin Publications from Journal Community Publishing Group

synopsis: Journal Community Publishing Group, Inc. announced the sale of its publications and websites in Northern Wisconsin to Multi-Media Channels, LLC. Included in the sale are buyer’s guide publications and corresponding web-sites serving Waupaca, Marathon County, Wood County, Stevens Point, Rhinelander, New London and Clintonville.
buyer: Multi-Media Channels, LLC
Multi-Media Channels, LLC is a publishing company located in Green Bay, WI. "
seller parent: Journal Communications Inc.
seller: Journal Community Publishing Group
Journal Community Publishing Group is a diversified publishing and printing company with operations in Wisconsin. Its Northern Wisconsin publications serve Waupaca, Marathon County, Wood County, Stevens Point, Rhinelander, New London and Clintonville.
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closed 1/19/2009 via PR Newswire

ENVY Publications, acquired Replay Sports Monthly

synopsis: Replay Sports Monthly, the first and only sports/lifestyle magazine in Dallas/Fort Worth, is merging with ENVY Publications, to create an extremely strong and combined local presence in the areas of entertainment, culture and sports.
buyer: ENVY Publications
ENVY is THE premier monthly lifestyle magazine in Texas, every month, readers enjoy exclusive comprehensive entertainment and metropolitan lifestyle coverage relevant to the savvy 21-40 demographic. "
target: Replay Sports Monthly
Replay Sports Monthly is the first and only sports/lifestyle magazine in Dallas/Fort Worth and has an estimated monthly readership of more than 210,000. The publication is distributed to readers throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
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closed 12/27/2006 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Tennis Week

synopsis: IMG, the world’s premier sports, entertainment and media company, has acquired Tennis Week Magazine and its companion online news site tennisweek.com. The transaction closed on December 22, 2006. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports & Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,500 people in 30 countries. Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004. "
target: Tennis Week
Tennis Week is a leading tennis publication, provides the sport’s most in-depth reports of industry business to locker room chats with its top stars. Tennisweek.com provides instant coverage of the Grand Slams, the ATP and WTA Tours, in addition to major collegiate, junior and senior events.
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closed 8/11/2022 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Barrett-Jackson

synopsis: IMG, an Endeavor company and global leader in events, media, sports and fashion, has acquired a majority stake in Barrett-Jackson, the premier collector car auction and live events company.
buyer parent: Endeavor, LLC
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages sports figures and fashion icons; stages live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is an independent producer and distributor of sports media. "
target: Barrett-Jackson
Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections.
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closed 1/3/2018 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Exhibitions International

synopsis: IMG today announced its acquisition of Exhibitions International, the leading global museum exhibition producer. Exhibitions International’s portfolio of events includes KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, POMPEII: The Exhibition and Mummies of the World.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries. The company represents and manages sports figures and fashion icons; stages live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is an independent producer and distributor of sports media. "
target: Exhibitions International
Exhibitions International is the leading global museum exhibition producer. Exhibitions International’s portfolio of events includes KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, POMPEII: The Exhibition and Mummies of the World.
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closed 7/11/2016 via PR Newswire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Ultimate Fighting Championship

synopsis: WME | IMG has acquired the Ultimate Fighting Championsip (UFC), the world's premier professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. UFC is one of the largest and fastest growing sports brands in the world, particularly among millennials. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 30 countries around the world. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons and stages live events and branded entertainment experiences annually. "
target: Ultimate Fighting Championship
Ultimate Fighting Championsip (UFC) is one of the largest and fastest growing sports brands in the world, particularly among millennials. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually and is the largest Pay-Per-View event provider in the world.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Fusion Marketing

synopsis: WME | IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media, has acquired Fusion Marketing, a company known for executing large-scale productions that leverage experiential events, social and digital activations, and retail integrations.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: Fusion Marketing
For decades, Fusion Marketing has been known for executing large-scale productions that leverage experiential events, social and digital activations, and retail integrations. They combine creative thinking, strategic marketing and digital intelligence to activate brands and motivate people.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired IMG LIVE

synopsis: WME | IMG, a global leader in sports, fashion and media, has acquired IMG LIVE, an experiential marketing agency that connects brands to fans through LIVE experiences. IMG LIVE specializes in creating memorable brand experiences that bring its clients’ sports, entertainment, and lifestyle sponsorships to life.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: IMG LIVE
IMG LIVE is an experiential marketing agency that connects brands to fans through LIVE experiences. They leverage the LIVE medium to transform brands into living, breathing things... uniting passions through interaction while engaging and growing fan followings.
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closed 7/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired PWR Events Ltd

synopsis: IMG, a leader in sports, events, fashion and media, announced that it has acquired PWR Events Ltd, the producers of the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland for The Royal Parks and the Hampton Court Palace Festival for Historic Royal Palaces.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: PWR Events Ltd
PWR are the industry leaders in creating, producing and promoting unique large scale public events at prestigious venues. Their events over the year have included: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, Hampton Court Palace Festival, Hampton Court Palace, Tower of London and more.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired The Wall Group

synopsis: WME | IMG has acquired The Wall Group, an artist management and consulting agency whose clients include top fashion stylists, hairstylists, makeup artists, production designers and motion DPs. The agency also advises commercial and luxury brands such as P&G, Unilever, KAO, Target, Chanel and LVMH.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: The Wall Group
The Wall Group is a fully integrated agency that focuses on providing its talent with the most effective and well-executed representation. The agency has grown to represent fashion stylists, hairstylists, makeup artists, production designers and motion DPs.
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announced 4/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., will acquire The Professional Bull Riders Inc.

synopsis: WME|IMG announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (PBR), the world’s premier bull riding circuit, furthering the company’s foothold in live event productions.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: The Professional Bull Riders Inc.
Professional Bull Riders, Inc. is the world’s premier bull riding circuit. Professional Bull Riders, Inc. was created in 1992 when a group of 20 visionary bull riders broke away from the traditional rodeo scene seeking mainstream attention for the sport of professional bull riding.
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closed 4/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Artist Voice Pty Ltd.

synopsis: WME-IMG has acquired Artist Voice, a company that provides booking services for Australian and international live music. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: Artist Voice Pty Ltd.
Artist Voice Pty Ltd. provides booking services for Australian and international live music. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
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closed 3/25/2015 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired MADE Fashion Week

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, Inc., a global leader in sports, fashion and media, confirmed the acquisition of MADE Fashion Week. Founded in September 2009 to support emerging designers, MADE Fashion Week has featured approximately 30 runway shows and presentations each season from designers.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target parent: Milk Studios
target: MADE Fashion Week
Founded in September 2009 to support emerging designers, MADE Fashion Week has featured approximately 30 runway shows and presentations each season from designers including Altuzarra, Cushnie et Ochs, Public School, Proenza Schouler, Jeremy Scott, Sophie Theallet, Ohne Titel, and Alexander Wang.
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closed 2/19/2015 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired ICON Sports Management, ltd.

synopsis: WME | IMG announced the acquisition of golf talent agency Icon Sports Management, further strengthening the company’s roster of sports clients and golf expertise. Icon, currently based in Stow, Ohio, represents world No. 2 Henrik Stenson and Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, as well as several PGA TOUR winners.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: ICON Sports Management, ltd.
Icon Sports Management is a golf talent agency based out of Ohio. Services they provide include: Contract Solicitation and Negotiation, Securing Sponsorship and Endorsement Opportunities, Public Relations Consultation, Travel Coordination and Financial and Estate Planning.
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closed 1/21/2015 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Global eSports Management

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, Inc. announced its acquisition of Global eSports Management (GEM), an international full-service eSports talent agency that manages clients across the professional gaming industry. Founded in 2013, GEM establishes distinct brands for its clients in the gaming community through sponsorship and marketing opportunities.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: Global eSports Management
Global Esports Management (GEM) is an international organisation with offices in Europe, North America and Asia. They work to connect and grow all aspects of the professional gaming industry, from players and spectators, to sponsors and event management.
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closed 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC, acquired IMG Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: William Morris Endeavor and its private equity backer, Silver Lake Partners has acquired IMG Worldwide. IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business that connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, and talent management.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC operates as a diversified talent and literary agency. Its activities include providing on- and off-screen talent to drive commercially and critically acclaimed theatrical films; identifying, packaging, and financing feature films; television programming. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business. They connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, talent management and unparalleled client service across our diverse and wide ranging areas of expertise.
price ($mm)
$2,300
rev ($mm)
$1,500
EBITDA ($mm)
$180
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.8x
closed 7/31/2013 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Jpatton Sports Marketing

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion, and media company, announced the acquisition of J. Patton Sports Marketing, Inc. (JPatton), a leading provider of brand protection and brand management solutions specializing in patented holographic security technologies and digital asset management.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in more than 30 countries around the globe. IMG's areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging. "
target: Jpatton Sports Marketing
JPatton is the leading provider of products and services designed to manage, enhance, and authenticate brands. JPatton's brand management services include digital asset management tools and online approval systems that provide the ability to review brand compliance for product designs.
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closed 4/15/2013 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired IGP Sports & Entertainment Group

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, acquired IGP Sports & Entertainment Group, strengthening its resources both in the American market and globally. IGP is a tournament production and athlete management company that offers sports marketing, corporate hospitality and event production management services.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in more than 30 countries around the globe. IMG's areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging. "
target: IGP Sports & Entertainment Group
IGP Sports & Entertainment Group is a tournament production and athlete management company. It offers sports marketing, corporate hospitality and event production, event management services, athlete representation, professional tournament production, tournament operations and consulting services.
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closed 1/7/2013 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Catalyst Public Relations

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, announced the acquisition of Catalyst Public Relations, the award-winning U.S. based communications firm that specializes in developing consumer-facing integrated marketing programs focused on three core platforms -- sports, entertainment and active lifestyle.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: Catalyst Public Relations
Founded in 2005, Catalyst Public Relations is the award-winning U.S. based communications firm that specializes in developing consumer-facing integrated marketing programs focused on three core platforms -- sports, entertainment and active lifestyle.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Enetpulse Aps

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, has bought a majority share in Enetpulse, the global provider of live sports data. Enetpulse cover all major sports 24/7 and deliver content to some of the biggest brands in online sports betting, television, newspapers, web portals and much more.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: Enetpulse Aps
Enetpulse has firmly established thmselves as the leading global provider of live sports content with over 60+ sports in their portfolio and serving 180+ clients.
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closed 10/11/2010 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired ISP Sports, LLC

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, Inc. (IMG), the global sports and media company, said that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of ISP Sports, a leading U.S. college media rights management company.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: ISP Sports, LLC
Sports fans from upstate New York to south Florida, from southern California to the Pacific Northwest can tune in to the ISP Sports Network that includes more than 1,000 radio affiliates and over 100 TV outlets.
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closed 10/5/2009 via Market Wire

KIT digital, Inc., acquired Nunet AG

synopsis: KIT digital, Inc., a leading global provider of on-demand software solutions for managing and monetizing Internet Protocol (IP)-based video assets, has acquired Nunet AG. Nunet was acquired from IMG Worldwide, Inc. and is considered a premier global provider in the management and delivery of video on mobile devices
buyer: KIT digital, Inc. (:$214.93)
KIT digital, Inc. is a global provider of proprietary IP-based video distribution technologies and video-centric interactive marketing solutions. KIT digital works closely with consumer brands, content providers and telcos to maximize the value of video content via the Internet and mobile networks. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: Nunet AG
Germany-based Nunet is a global leader in video management for broadband, mobile and IPTV. Key clients include Mobilkom, Proximus, SFR, Vodacom and Vodafone Group, along with leading broadcasters and content producers, including Discovery Channel and Eurosport International.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 1/29/2007 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Nunet AG

synopsis: IMG, the world’s leading sports, entertainment and media company, has acquired Nunet AG, a leading provider of mobile media solutions for 2.5G and 3G mobile network operators. Nunet will continue to operate its content aggregation, content enrichment and distribution services under its own brand, and be run as an independent business within IMG.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports & Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,500 people in 30 countries. Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004. "
target: Nunet AG
Germany-based Nunet is a global leader in video management for broadband, mobile and IPTV. Key clients include Mobilkom, Proximus, SFR, Vodacom and Vodafone Group, along with leading broadcasters and content producers, including Discovery Channel and Eurosport International.
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closed 8/11/2022 via PR Newswire

Central Entertainment Group, acquired Rolen Group

synopsis: Central Entertainment Group, the leading agency for reality television and social media, announces the acquisition of the Rolen Group, a boutique talent management company at the forefront of original content, brand partnerships, music and ventures.
buyer: Central Entertainment Group
Central Entertainment Group is the leading agency for reality television and social media. While originally rooted as a live booking agency, CEG has expanded their expertise to help grow and scale the industry leaders in the social media space, curating brand specific talent partnerships. "
target: Rolen Group
Rolen Group is a boutique talent management company representing multi-hyphenate creators. From noteworthy content creators to award-winning songwriters, they equip their clients with premiere strategies and opportunities to realize their best selves.
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closed 6/23/2022 via BusinessWire

Connect Partnership Group, acquired HARLON

synopsis: Connect Partnership Group, a Dallas-based sports and entertainment agency, announced the strategic acquisition of HARLON, a full-service sponsorship sales agency that specializes in representing rights holders across sports, music, and entertainment.
buyer: Connect Partnership Group
Connect Partnership Group is a strategic sales and consultancy agency that specializes in representing and selling sponsorships, naming rights and other media assets in sports and entertainment, while also providing an outsourced business development team to companies that sell products and services"
target: HARLON
HARLON is a full-service sponsorship sales agency that specializes in representing rights holders across sports, music, and entertainment.
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announced 2/28/2022 via Company Press Release

Excel Sports Management, LLC, will acquire Nolan Partners Ltd.

synopsis: Excel Sports Management will acquire Nolan Partners, a sports and entertainment executive search firm based in the UK. Nolan Partners works on a global basis with clients that range from world famous sports teams, governing bodies, professional leagues, venues, agencies, broadcasters and other major corporate organizations in sports.
buyer: Excel Sports Management, LLC
Excel Sports Management is an industry-leading management and marketing agency offering an elite level of expertise, influence, access and insights across the sports landscape. The agency delivers results through innovative strategies that keep their clients ahead of the curve. "
target: Nolan Partners Ltd.
Based in the UK, Nolan Partners has been helping sports, media, and entertainment clients find talented leadership and performance executives for 15 years. Nolan Partners brings an unrivalled knowledge and track record of placing senior people into the sport, performance and entertainment sectors.
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closed 6/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ZRG Partners, acquired Sucherman Group

synopsis: ZRG has acquired Sucherman Group, the top advisory firm for media and entertainment companies around the world. Sucherman is the media and entertainment industry’s go-to partner for every point in the talent cycle, from world-class executive recruitment to leadership development and organizational design.
buyer: ZRG Partners
ZRG Partners is a global executive search and human capital management firm that is changing the way companies hire and manage talent. They were founded on the principle that good information and process excellence are the cornerstones of any successful human capital decision. "
target: Sucherman Group
Sucherman Group is the top advisory firm for media and entertainment companies around the world. Sucherman is the media and entertainment industry’s go-to partner for every point in the talent cycle, from world-class executive recruitment to leadership development and organizational design.
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announced 3/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wasserman, will purchase Music Division from Paradigm Talent Agency

synopsis: Talent agency Paradigm is selling its music division in the US to LA-based sports marketing and talent management firm Wasserman. Paradigm Talent Agency provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators.
buyer: Wasserman
Wasserman is a global sports, entertainment, marketing and management company with expertise in media rights, sponsorships, brand consulting, athlete management, digital, creative and multicultural marketing. "
seller: Paradigm Talent Agency
The acquisition includes the music division of Paradigm Talent Agency, which provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators in television, live music, motion pictures, theatre, comedy, voiceover, digital, book publishing, and brand partnerships.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Two Circles Limited, acquired TRM Partners

synopsis: Two Circles has acquired TRM Partners, the world’s leading independent sports rights-sales business. Since 2014, TRM has been responsible for $700m in deals for sports properties including the NFL, UEFA, ICC, Chelsea FC and AC Milan.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a sports marketing agency that uses data to help over 100 of the world’s leading sports organizations grow direct relationships with sports and fans to drive business growth. "
target: TRM Partners
London-based TRM, whose official name is HTH Associates Ltd., works with leagues, teams and other asset owners to sell sponsorships in sports that include men’s and women’s European soccer, international cricket and rugby, and Formula E electric-auto racing.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Avalon Entertainment Limited, acquired The Agency (London) Limited

synopsis: Avalon, a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group, has acquired The Agency, which represents and manages writers and directors across film, TV and theatre, alongside book rights and children’s literature. They are based in the UK.
buyer: Avalon Entertainment Limited
Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York. "
target: The Agency (London) Limited
The Agency represents and manages writers and directors across film, TV and theatre, alongside book rights and children’s literature. They are based in the UK.
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closed 10/5/2020 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired starpower LLC

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled marketing and communications solutions, announced the acquisition of Starpower, an entertainment and influencer marketing agency that counsels and connects brands with entertainment, sport, music, fashion, beauty talent, influencers and content.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: starpower LLC
Starpower is an entertainment and influencer marketing agency that counsels and connects brands with entertainment, sport, music, fashion, beauty talent, influencers and content.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Be Social

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company, has acquired Be Social, a Los Angeles-based digital communications agency and one of the first agencies with a hyper focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. They provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music and hospitality industries. "
target: Be Social
Be Social is a Los Angeles-based digital communications agency and one of the first agencies with a hyper focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration. Like the name suggests, Be Social is all about relationships.
price ($mm)
$2.17
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Canvas Talent Private Limited

synopsis: Believe, the leading technology and artist services company, has acquired Canvas Talent, an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents leading actors, musicians, directors and more.
buyer: Believe Distribution Services
Believe is the leading fully independent digital distributor and label services provider for artists & labels worldwide. They provide dedicated label & international campaign management, trade & digital marketing services, and comprehensive video management & distribution. "
target: Canvas Talent Private Limited
Canvas Talent is an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents some of the finest talent in India, comprising of actors, musicians, directors and more.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

H.I.G. Capital, will acquire Lagardère Sports and Entertainment

synopsis: Lagardère, the France-based media powerhouse, has announced plans to sell 75% of the Lagardère Sports agency to H.I.G. Capital. Lagardère Sports' key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with over $25 billion of equity capital under management. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Lagardère Sports and Entertainment
Lagardère Sports and Entertainment is a leading Sports and Entertainment agency. Their key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
price ($mm)
$122*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Bruin Sports Capital, acquired Two Circles Limited

synopsis: Bruin Sports Capital has announced a deal with WPP to acquire Two Circles, the award-winning consumer data analytics, sports marketing, and technology practice.
buyer: Bruin Sports Capital
After a quarter-century as a successful sports business executive, George Pyne established Bruin Sports Capital to acquire, build and invest in media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle companies. Bruin Sports Capital is quickly building impressive global platform businesses. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a sports marketing agency that uses data to help over 100 of the world’s leading sports organizations grow direct relationships with sports and fans to drive business growth.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

LiveSport s.r.o., acquired Pragosport

synopsis: Livesport, a sports information company, has acquired Pragosport, a company that specializes in the acquisition and dissemination of media rights (such as TV, internet and mobile rights, internet streaming rights for betting, etc). Both companies are based in the Czech Republic.
buyer: LiveSport s.r.o.
With more than 60 websites and mobile applications, Livesport brings the fastest sports information and scores from more than 35 sports to 85 million people worldwide. They are based in Prague, Czech Republic. "
target: Pragosport
Pragosport a.s. specializes in the acquisition and dissemination of media rights (such as TV, internet and mobile rights, internet streaming rights for betting, etc). They also specialize in marketing and use of media rights for various sponsorship projects. They are based in Prague, Czech Republic.
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announced 1/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Media Management, Inc., will acquire Sponsorship Science

synopsis: Media Management, Inc. (“MMi”) announces the acquisition of Sponsorship Science, serves both sports properties and sponsoring corporations. For sports properties Sponsorship Science support partnership development through the provision of facts, research, and consulting.
buyer: Media Management, Inc.
Media Management, Inc. ("MMi") provides media auditing services. MMi’s media auditing practice is powered by the firms patented media audit software, Circle Audit. "
target: Sponsorship Science
Sponsorship Science serves both sports properties and sponsoring corporations. For sports properties Sponsorship Science support partnership development through the provision of facts and research. For sponsoring corporations they provide measured media services, business and more.
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announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

QMS Media Limited, will acquire TLA Worldwide Plc

synopsis: QMS Media, Australias fastest growing outdoor media company specializing in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions, will acquire TLA Worldwide, an Australian leading, fully integrated talent representation and sports marketing group.
buyer: QMS Media Limited (ASX:QMS:$124.17)
QMS Media is the fastest growing outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, specializing in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions. QMS works with their clients to provide the most effective outdoor solutions that engage with their target audience. "
target: TLA Worldwide Plc (AIM:TLA:$52.47)
Australia-based TLA is a leading, fully integrated talent representation and sports marketing group. With over 130 full-time personnel, TLA services its clients from six locations across Australia and the UK.
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closed 9/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trilantic Capital Management LLC, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based management firm the James Grant Group has been majority-acquired by private equity firm Trilantic Europe and rebranded as YM&U. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Trilantic Capital Management LLC
Trilantic Capital Management is a global private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America and Europe. They primarily target investments in the consumer, energy, industrials, TMT, healthcare, financial and business services sectors. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd., acquired Playmonks

synopsis: Silly Monks, a digital media entertainment firm in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Playmonks, a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management.
buyer: Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd. (NSEI:SILLYMONKS:$1.71)
Silly Monks is a digital media entertainment firm in India. Silly Monks creates interesting and innovative content, including videos, music, and movie based entertainment. Silly Monks is also one of the largest YouTube multi channel networks in India. "
target: Playmonks
Playmonks is a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management. The company has successfully organized various major sports events across India.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

rEvolution, acquired Revolution Sports Marketing Group

synopsis: rEvolution, the Chicago-based global sports marketing agency, said it has acquired London-based sports marketing agency Revolution Sports Marketing Group.  Revolution Sports Marketing Group is an international full service sports marketing agency, providing sponsorship consulting & activation, sports, business and lifestyle PR and event management.
buyer: rEvolution
rEvolution delivers the industry’s best sports marketing and media services to brands for the purpose of strengthening customer relationships. They believe in "Communication Through Sport."​ "
target: Revolution Sports Marketing Group
Revolution Sports Marketing Group is an international full service sports marketing agency, providing sponsorship consulting & activation, sports, business and lifestyle PR and event management.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd. merged with Creative Artists Agency China,

synopsis: Momentum Sports has merged with Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China), a world-class media and entertainment platform. Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Momentum Sports has provided professional and prospective consulting services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, BMW, and more.
buyer parent: Creative Artists Agency
buyer: Creative Artists Agency China
Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China) is a world-class media and entertainment platform. The company focuses on talent representation, media finance, brand consulting, and entertainment marketing. "
target: Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Focused on traditional sports, eSports and crossover entertainment, Momentum Sports has provided their services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, Home Credit, BMW, Logitech and Nike.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Endeavor, LLC, acquired Clifford French

synopsis: Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports, and fashion marketing agency, has acquired UK-based sport and entertainment communications agency Clifford French. Clifford French is a PR agency that delivers campaigns through sponsorship activation, talent and influencer marketing, digital and creative earned media news generation.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC (NYSE:EDR:$5,077.71)
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: Clifford French
Based in the UK, Clifford French is a sport and entertainment communications agency. They are a PR agency that delivers campaigns through sponsorship activation, talent and influencer marketing, digital and creative earned media news generation.
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rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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Ticker: OM:BETCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology – this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Their portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$192.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$59.31
EBIT ($mm)
$51.23
Net Income ($mm)
$18.77
Employees
781
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Ticker: STTK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc. operates as a digital media and technology services company in the United States. The company offers audio and video streaming, and advertising services to Internet and terrestrial radio stations, and other broadcast content providers through its RadioLoyalty platform.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: OTCPK:GPIW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STI Holdings, Inc.
STI Holdings, Inc.
STI Holdings, Inc. is a Nevada Corporation.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: NYSE:EDR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,077.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$808.75
EBIT ($mm)
($59.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7700
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Ticker: SHSE:600136
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
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.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$89.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.47
EBIT ($mm)
$30.19
Net Income ($mm)
$18.08
Employees
254
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Ticker: TSE:4301
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amuse Group
The Amuse Group is a Japanese entertainment company that provides artist management services. Amuse produces TV & radio programs, commercial films, and movies. Other interests are in publication, music software, and patent agent businesses.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$315.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.64
EBIT ($mm)
$31.64
Net Income ($mm)
$21.49
Employees
277
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A041510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
S.M. Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
247
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Ticker: WHLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilhelmina International, Inc.
Wilhelmina Models is one of the most prominent talent management agencies in the world. Wilhelmina has earned its prestigious standing as an industry leader by providing full-spectrum model management for women, men, full-figured, fitness, and children models, as well as entertainers and musicians.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$75.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.31
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$3.63
Employees
92
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,667.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$677.71
EBIT ($mm)
$533.66
Net Income ($mm)
$411.02
Employees
25522
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$394.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.15
EBIT ($mm)
$25.99
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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