Like Univision Communications Inc.

closed 12/29/2020 via BusinessWire

ForgeLight, LLC, Searchlight Capital Partners, acquired Univision Communications Inc.

synopsis: Searchlight and ForgeLight have acquired majority ownership interest in Univision, a leading media company in the United States. As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms.
buyer: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: ForgeLight, LLC
Searchlight Capital Partners is a global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto. ForgeLight was founded in 2019 by Wade Davis and is an operating and investment company focused on the media and consumer technology sectors. "
target: Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications, Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms.
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closed 11/29/2017 via GlobeNewswire

HC2 Holdings, Inc., acquired Azteca America

synopsis: HC2 Holdings, Inc., a diversified holding company, announced that its subsidiary, HC2 Network Inc., has acquired Azteca America from TV Azteca, a producer of Spanish-language television programming. Azteca America is a Spanish-language broadcast television network that provides original content to the Hispanic audience in the United States.
buyer: HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCHC:$1,629.63)
HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded diversified holding company, which seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate long-term sustainable free cash flow and attractive returns in order to maximize value for all stakeholders. "
target parent: TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
target: Azteca America
Azteca America is a Spanish-language broadcast television network that provides original content to the Hispanic audience in the United States. Their content includes top entertainment shows, talk shows, reality programs, network and local news, as well as telenovelas and other scripted series.
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closed 4/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., purchased 3 Cable TV Networks from Media World, LLC

synopsis: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high growth Hispanic TV/cable networks business, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire three Spanish-language cable television networks from Media World, LLC, a company fully owned by Imagina US.
buyer parent: InterMedia Partners
buyer: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (HMTV:$83.22)
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. is the merged company of Cine Latino, Inc. with InterMedia Español Holdings, LLC -- which includes WAPA America and WAPA TV. Cine Latino owns and operates a Spanish-language television channel. WAPA Television is Puerto Rico’s leading broadcast station. "
seller parent: Imagina International Sales
seller: Media World, LLC
Mediaworld's Pasiones is dedicated to showcasing the most-popular telenovelas and series. Centroamerica TV is featuring the most popular news, entertainment and soccer programming. TV Dominicana is featuring the most popular news, entertainment and baseball programming from the Dominican Republic.
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$102
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announced 1/23/2013 via BusinessWire

Azteca Acquisition Corporation, will be merged with Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Azteca Acquisition Corporation will acquire Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. Hemisphere includes Cinelatino, the #1 U.S. Spanish-language cable movie network, WAPA America, the leading U.S. Spanish-language cable network, and WAPA TV, the #1 broadcast television network and content producer in Puerto Rico.
buyer: Azteca Acquisition Corporation
Azteca Acquisition Corporation is a special purpose acquisition company. Azteca Acquisition Corporation was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. "
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. (HMTV:$83.22)
Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. is the merged company of Cine Latino, Inc. with InterMedia Español Holdings, LLC -- which includes WAPA America and WAPA TV. Cine Latino owns and operates a Spanish-language television channel. WAPA Television is Puerto Rico’s leading broadcast station.
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closed 11/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fuse Media Inc., acquired Fuse Media Inc.

synopsis: Fuse Media, an English-language media company that serves mostly Latino and multicultural audiences, has sold a majority stake to a Latino-led management group, led by Fuse Media CEO Miguel “Mike” Roggero, alongside several other Fuse executives.
buyer: Fuse Media Inc.
The management buyout team was by Fuse Media CEO Miguel “Mike” Roggero, alongside several other Fuse executives. "
target: Fuse Media Inc.
Fuse is an American pay television channel that first launched in 1994 and was originally dedicated to music. After merging with the Latino-oriented NuvoTV in 2015, Fuse shifted its focus to general entertainment and lifestyle programming targeting a multicultural millennial and GenZ audience.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Liberman Media Group LLC, will purchase WLII-TV and all repeater stations from Univision Communications Inc.

synopsis: Liberman Media Group LLC will acquire WLII-TV, the Univision owned-and-operated station in Puerto Rico, and all of its repeater stations on the island, including WSUR-DT and WOLE-DT. Following the closing of the agreement, Liberman plans to continue programming the station with content from the Univision and UniMás broadcast networks.
buyer: Liberman Media Group LLC
Liberman Media Group LLC is a media company founded by Lenard Liberman. "
seller: Univision Communications Inc.
WLII-DT is a Univision owned-and-operated television station that is licensed to Caguas, Puerto Rico. WLII-TV's repeater stations include WSUR-DT and WOLE-DT.
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closed 12/29/2020 via BusinessWire

ForgeLight, LLC, Searchlight Capital Partners, acquired Univision Communications Inc.

synopsis: Searchlight and ForgeLight have acquired majority ownership interest in Univision, a leading media company in the United States. As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms.
buyer: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: ForgeLight, LLC
Searchlight Capital Partners is a global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto. ForgeLight was founded in 2019 by Wade Davis and is an operating and investment company focused on the media and consumer technology sectors. "
target: Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications, Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms.
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closed 4/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Gizmodo

synopsis: Great Hill Partners, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, announced it has acquired the Gizmodo Media Group and The Onion, a collection of premium digital content producers, from Univision Communications Inc. The combined assets will form a new company named G/O Media Inc.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity that seeks to partner with rapidly growing middle market companies operating in the following sectors: business services, financial technology, healthcare technology, Internet, logistics, media/communications, software and transaction processing. "
target parent: Univision Communications Inc.
target: Gizmodo
Gizmodo is an online magazine that provides information and articles related to technology, design, and social trends. The acquisition also includes The Onion, an American satirical digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes articles on international, national, and local news.
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announced 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Univision Communications Inc., will acquire WMGM-TV

synopsis: LocusPoint Networks LLC has agreed to sell WMGM-TV to Univision. WMGM-TV is a full-power television station licensed to Wildwood, New Jersey, and currently operating from digital facilities on RF Channel 36, FCC Facility ID No. 61111.
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc is the leading multimedia company serving Hispanic America, with a mission to inform, empower and entertain their community. Univision engages consumers via its portfolio of 17 broadcast, cable and digital networks, and a digital portfolio of mobile and video properties."
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: WMGM-TV
WMGM-TV, virtual channel 40 (UHF digital channel 36), is an independent television station serving Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States that is licensed to Wildwood.
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closed 4/22/2016 via New York Times

Univision Communications Inc., acquired Fusion Media Network, LLC

synopsis: The Spanish-language broadcaster Univision announced that it had acquired full control of Fusion. The company is an English-language digital news service and cable channel that aims at millennial audiences.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: Fusion Media Network, LLC
Fusion is a news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network. It engages and champions a young, diverse, and inclusive America with a unique mix of original reporting, lifestyle, and comedic content that is both smart and irreverent.
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closed 5/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Univision Communications Inc., acquired The Root

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced that it has acquired The Root, the leading online news, opinion and culture destination for African-Americans. The Root raises the profile of black voices in mainstream media and engages anyone interested in black culture around the world.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available. "
target parent: Graham Holdings Company
target: The Root
The Root is the #1 news, opinion and analysis website for African-American influencers. The Root provides coverage of breaking news, thought-provoking commentary and gives voice to a changing, more diverse America.
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closed 5/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, acquired Univision Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Univision Music Group following the recent clearance of the deal in the U.S. by the Federal Trade Commission. The acquisition results in UMG becoming the largest Latin music company in North America.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of recorded music. It also engages in the business of music publishing. Universal Music Group markets its recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensees in various countries. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Univision Music Group
The Univision Music Group is the No. 1 Latin music company in the U.S. with approximately 39% of Latin music sales in the United States and Puerto Rico. Founded in April 2001 the Univision Music Group now includes four record labels: Univision, Fonovisa , Disa and La Calle.
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closed 11/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Univision Communications Inc., acquired Disa Records

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc. the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, announced the purchase of the remaining 50% of Mexico-based Disa Records and Edimonsa Publishing. Univision purchased 50% of Disa from the Chávez family of Monterrey, Mexico, in June 2001 with the provision to purchase the remaining 50% in five years.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States. "
target: Disa Records
Disa Records currently represents more than 50 artists, including Los Angeles Azules, Grupo Bryndis, Liberación, El Poder del Norte, Los Cardenales de Nuevo Leon, Los Askis, Los Llayras, Palomo, Rayito Colombiano, Miguel y Miguel, Los Reyes del Camino,etc.
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closed 3/29/2007 via BusinessWire

A Consortium of 5 buyers acquired Univision Communications Inc.

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc. the leading Spanish-language media company in the U.S., announced the completion of its acquisition by Broadcasting Media Partners Inc., an investor group including Madison Dearborn Partners, Providence Equity Partners, TPG, Thomas H. Lee Partners, and Saban Capital Group, for $36.25 per share in cash.
buyer: Texas Pacific Group
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Saban Capital Group
buyer: Madison Dearborn Partners
Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. is one of the largest and oldest private equity investment firms in the United States and has raised and managed almost $20 billion of capital, making investments in over 100 businesses since its founding in 1974. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States.
price ($mm)
$13,640
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$1,969
EBITDA ($mm)
$679
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20.1x
closed 1/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Univision Communications Inc., purchased KBRG(FM) and KLOK(AM) from Entravision Communications Corporation

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc. and Entravision Communications Corporation today announced that on January 1, 2006, they completed the previously announced acquisition by Univision of radio stations KBRG(FM) and KLOK(AM) serving the San Francisco/San Jose, California market from Entravision for $90 million.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States. "
seller: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$545.36)
Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television, radio and outdoor operations to reach approximately 75% of Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico.
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closed 10/4/2004 via BusinessWire

Univision Communications Inc., purchased WZFS-FM, KSFB-FM from Salem Communications Corporation

synopsis: Salem Communications Corporation, the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today a radio station exchange with Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States. "
seller: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
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closed 10/4/2004 via BusinessWire

Salem Communications Corporation, purchased WIND-AM, KOBT-FM, KHCK-AM, KOSL-FM from Univision Communications Inc.

synopsis: Salem Communications Corporation, the leading radio broadcaster focused on religious and family themes programming, announced today a radio station exchange with Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company.
buyer: Salem Communications Corporation (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Communications is a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
seller: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States.
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closed 12/29/2020 via BusinessWire

ForgeLight, LLC, Searchlight Capital Partners, acquired Univision Communications Inc.

synopsis: Searchlight and ForgeLight have acquired majority ownership interest in Univision, a leading media company in the United States. As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms.
buyer: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: ForgeLight, LLC
Searchlight Capital Partners is a global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto. ForgeLight was founded in 2019 by Wade Davis and is an operating and investment company focused on the media and consumer technology sectors. "
target: Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications, Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio and digital platforms.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ocean Outdoor UK Limited, acquired Ngage Media

synopsis: Ocean has acquired Ngage Media, an outdoor advertising company based in the Netherlands. Ngage Media is a 100 percent pure play digital operator with 76 large full motion digital screens in 50 locations across the Randstad megalopolis.
buyer parent: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: Ocean Outdoor UK Limited (LSE:OOUT:$96.37)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising. "
target: Ngage Media
Ngage Media is an outdoor advertising company based in the Netherlands. Ngage Media is a 100 percent pure play digital operator with 76 large full motion digital screens in 50 locations across the Randstad megalopolis.
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closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ocean Outdoor UK Limited, acquired Interbest

synopsis: Ocean has acquired Interbest, an outdoor advertising company based in the Netherlands. They are the country’s biggest independent roadside operator with 88 digital and static OOH masts in prime locations on the busiest road and motorway networks. Its portfolio covers all the Dutch municipalities and the Randstad.
buyer parent: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: Ocean Outdoor UK Limited (LSE:OOUT:$96.37)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising. "
target: Interbest
Interbest is an outdoor advertising company based in the Netherlands. They are the country’s biggest independent roadside operator with 88 digital and static OOH masts in prime locations on the busiest road and motorway networks. Its portfolio covers all the Dutch municipalities and the Randstad.
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closed 6/4/2018 via Company Press Release

Ocean Outdoor UK Limited, acquired Forrest Media

synopsis: Ocean Outdoor Limited, the UK’s leading out-of-home advertising company, has acquired Forrest Media, a leading provider of large format outdoor media solutions in Scotland. The deal expands Ocean’s national footprint and enhances its position as a leading large format digital out of home (“DOOH”) operator in the UK.
buyer parent: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: Ocean Outdoor UK Limited (LSE:OOUT:$96.37)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising. "
target: Forrest Media
Forrest Media is a recognized leader in out of home advertising in Scotland (Glasgow, Edinburgh) with a strong presence in the key northern cities of Manchester and Newcastle.
price ($mm)
$43
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$11
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announced 4/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Searchlight Capital Partners, will acquire Mitel Networks Corporation

synopsis: Mitel, a global leader in business communications, announced that it has signed a definitive arrangement agreement to be acquired by an investor group led by affiliates of Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., a global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto.
buyer: Searchlight Capital Partners
Searchlight is a global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto. Searchlight invests in businesses where its long term capital and strategic support accelerate value creation for all stakeholders. "
target: Mitel Networks Corporation (MITL:$1,059.10)
A global market leader in business communications powering more than two billion business connections, Mitel helps businesses and service providers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,441 [$2,001]
rev ($mm)
$1,150
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$144
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1.8x
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14.1x
announced 3/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Ocelot Partners Limited, will acquire Ocean Outdoor UK Limited

synopsis: Ocelot Partners Limited, a publicly-listed acquisition company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ocean Outdoor, a pure play operator of premium digital out-of-home advertising in the United Kingdom, from Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Ocelot Partners Limited (LSE:OLOT:$92.06)
Ocelot Partners Limited is a publicly-listed acquisition company that was listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2017 to undertake an acquisition of a target company. "
target parent: Searchlight Capital Partners
target: Ocean Outdoor UK Limited (LSE:OOUT:$96.37)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising.
price ($mm)
$280
rev ($mm)
$94
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$22
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3.0x
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12.5x
closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Global Marketing, acquired 160over90

synopsis: Philadelphia branding agency 160over90 has been acquired by a New York firm. 160over90 has been acquired by Endeavor Global Marketing, the cultural marketing division of Endeavor, which is the holding company formed after entertainment company WME acquired IMG.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor Global Marketing
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 parent: Searchlight Capital Partners
target: 160over90
160over90 is the leading branding and marketing consultancy in higher education, and maintains a strong foothold in the healthcare, sports and lifestyle industries.
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closed 5/25/2017 via BusinessWire

PlayNetwork merged with TouchTunes Interactive Networks,

synopsis: TouchTunes, the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform in North America and PlayNetwork, the provider of music and branded entertainment media, announced they have merged. The companies will leverage their complementary, best-in-class products and services to accelerate innovation and growth.
buyer parent: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: TouchTunes Interactive Networks
TouchTunes is the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform, featured in over 71,000 bars and restaurants across North America and Europe. TouchTunes' platform provides location-based digital solutions that encourage social interactions through shared experiences. "
target: PlayNetwork
PlayNetwork helps brands engage consumers through entertainment media, in-store and beyond. These experiences add emotion to omni-channel touch points that strengthen the connection with customers and influence lifetime value.
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closed 3/2/2016 via PE Hub

Searchlight Capital Partners, acquired 160over90

synopsis: National branding and creative services agency 160over90 announced that private equity firm Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., has made a significant investment for a majority stake in the company.
buyer: Searchlight Capital Partners
Searchlight is a global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto. Searchlight invests in businesses where its long term capital and strategic support accelerate value creation for all stakeholders. "
target: 160over90
160over90 is a branding and creative services agency with offices in Philadelphia, PA, Newport Beach, CA, and Gainesville, FL. They work alongside companies to help tackle their business and marketing challenges.
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closed 4/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ocean Outdoor, acquired Media Co Outdoor

synopsis: The Ocean Group, an OOH media owner covering in London, Birmingham and Manchester, has acquired MediaCo Outdoor, one of the UK's fastest growing Out Of Home (OOH) media businesses and the leading provider of outdoor advertising opportunities in Manchester.
buyer parent: Searchlight Capital Partners
buyer: Ocean Outdoor (LSE:OOUT:$96.37)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising. "
target: Media Co Outdoor
MediaCo Outdoor is one of the UK's fastest growing Out Of Home (OOH) media businesses and the leading provider of outdoor advertising opportunities in Manchester.
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announced 4/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Searchlight Capital Partners, will acquire TouchTunes Interactive Networks

synopsis: Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P. announced that funds managed by Searchlight have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling interest in TouchTunes Interactive Networks, Inc., the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform, featured in over 71,000 bars and restaurants across North America and Europe.
buyer: Searchlight Capital Partners
Searchlight is a global private investment firm with offices in New York, London and Toronto. Searchlight invests in businesses where its long term capital and strategic support accelerate value creation for all stakeholders. "
target: TouchTunes Interactive Networks
TouchTunes is the largest in-venue interactive music and entertainment platform, featured in over 71,000 bars and restaurants across North America and Europe. TouchTunes' platform provides location-based digital solutions that encourage social interactions through shared experiences.
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closed 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Searchlight Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Outdoor

synopsis: Ocean Group announced that Searchlight Capital Partners LP has acquired LDC’s entire stake in the business. Ocean Outdoor is the UK’s leading specialist out-of-home advertising company, with an unrivalled portfolio of large format digital screens, banner and super premium landmark advertising sites.
buyer: Searchlight Capital Partners
Searchlight Capital Partners is a private investment firm operating in North America and Europe. They seek to invest in attractive companies across a wide range of industries and are comfortable investing in complex situations. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: Ocean Outdoor (LSE:OOUT:$96.37)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising.
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cancelled 9/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Searchlight Capital Partners, cancelled an acquisition of Digital Domain

synopsis: Digital Domain has cancelled sale of its production business to private equity fund Searchlight Capital Partners. Digital Domain has worked on more than 90 major motion pictures, including "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End," "Transformers," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Star Trek" and "X-Men: First Class".
buyer: Searchlight Capital Partners
Searchlight Capital Partners is a private investment firm operating in North America and Europe. They seek to invest in attractive companies across a wide range of industries and are comfortable investing in complex situations. "
target parent: Digital Domain Media Group
target: Digital Domain
Founded in 1993, Digital Domain is an award-winning full-service digital studio and production company that creates special visual effects and other visual imagery for feature films, commercials and music videos.
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$15
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$4,220.93)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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