Like Jetix Europe N.V.

announced 12/8/2008 via BusinessWire

The Walt Disney Company, will purchase a minority stake in Jetix Europe N.V.

synopsis: In order to expand its kids and family media business in Europe and extend its brand leadership around the world, The Walt Disney Company announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into agreements to acquire outstanding shares of Jetix Europe N.V. for € 11 per share.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$67,418.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products. "
target: Jetix Europe N.V.
Jetix Europe is a pan-European media company comprised of television channels, program distribution and consumer products businesses. Its programming, geared towards kids age 6-14, currently reaches a combined 137 million television households in 58 countries and 18 languages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$282 [$110]*
rev ($mm)
$179
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$24
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44.2x
closed 3/23/2010 via PR Newswire

Linktone Ltd., acquired InnoForm Media Pte Ltd

synopsis: Linktone Ltd. announced that it together with its major shareholder, PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk ("MNC"), have completed the acquisition of 75% of the share capital of InnoForm Group ("InnoForm"). InnoForm is one of the industry's leading VCD/DVD/CD distributors for both the English and Chinese language markets in Singapore and the Asian region.
buyer parent: BroadWebAsia, Inc.
buyer: Linktone Ltd. (LTON:$0.00)
Linktone Ltd. is a leading provider of wireless interactive entertainment products and services in China. Linktone provides a diverse portfolio of services to wireless consumers, with a particular focus on media, entertainment and communications. "
target: InnoForm Media Pte Ltd
The InnoForm Group consists of InnoForm Media, InnoForm Entertainment, InnoForm Digital Media and Alliance Entertainment Singapore. InnoForm's integrated business activities includes the development and licensing of children's edutainment products (InnoKids).
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closed 10/21/2009 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, purchased Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Mirage Studios

synopsis: Furthering its mission to provide premium content to its audiences, Nickelodeon--part of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. has acquired the global rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
seller: Mirage Studios
The Mirage Group is a group of companies, including Mirage Studios, Inc., located in Northampton, Massachusetts, that owned and managed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property from its creation in 1984 through 2009.
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$64
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closed 4/1/2009 via BusinessWire

Boomerang Media, LLC, acquired Entertainment Rights plc

synopsis: GTCR, one of America’s leading private equity firms, and Boomerang Media, LLC, announced the acquisition of the principal U.K. and U.S. trading subsidiaries of Entertainment Rights, a prominent global media company with an extensive portfolio encompassing some of the world’s most popular entertainment franchises.
buyer parent: GTCR Golder Rauner
buyer: Boomerang Media, LLC
Based in New York, Boomerang Media is a company focused on the ownership and exploitation of entertainment copyrights and related intellectual property across all media. "
target: Entertainment Rights plc
Entertainment Rights Plc is one of the UK's leading specialist media companies. Together with its US-based wholly owned subsidiary Classic Media Holdings, Inc., the Group is a leading global force in children's and family content.
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$108
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closed 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

Moonbug, acquired One Animation

synopsis: Moonbug Entertainment has acquired Singapore-based studio One Animation, the creator behind non-dialogue comedy series Oddbods. Since launching in August 2014, Oddbods has aired in more than 180 countries and is currently running on major global networks including Disney, Cartoon Network and Netflix, according to One Animation.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills. "
target: One Animation
One Animation is the Singapore-based creator behind non-dialogue comedy series Oddbods. Since launching in August 2014, Oddbods has aired in more than 180 countries and is currently running on major global networks including Disney, Cartoon Network and Netflix, according to One Animation.
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closed 9/8/2011 via PR Newswire

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., acquired LazyTown

synopsis: Turner Broadcasting System Europe, home to kids' brands including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito, announced its acquisition of Latibaer, the Icelandic entity which owns and operates the LazyTown brand. LazyTown is a children's entertainment brand dedicated to promoting health and wellbeing in a fun way.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. "
target: LazyTown
Latibaer is the Icelandic entity which owns and operates the LazyTown brand. LazyTown is a children's entertainment and lifestyle brand with internationally acclaimed TV show, Live Theatre shows, Radio Station, Music, Publishing, DVD, Apparel and more than 6000 SKUs of merchandise.
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$25
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closed 1/9/2008 via BNC Analysis

Fire Mountain Productions Ltd., acquired Kickback Media

synopsis: On January 9, 2008 Fire Mountain Productions Ltd. completed the acquisition of Kickback Media.
buyer: Fire Mountain Productions Ltd.
Fire Mountain Productions, Ltd. specializes in film and television production of corporate communications. "
target: Kickback Media
Kickback Media develops and manages intellectual property ranging from pre-school television series to girl's fashion and lifestyle brands.
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closed 5/12/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Left Behind Games, Inc., acquired LifeLine Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc., a leading publisher of Christian video games, announced it has finalized the acquisition of the Charlie Church Mouse brand name from LifeLine Studios. This will include ownership of not only the games, but also the Charlie Church Mouse TV series.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc. has become one of the world's leading independent developers and publishers of quality interactive entertainment products that perpetuate positive values and appeal to mainstream and faith-based audiences. "
target: LifeLine Studios, Inc.
Lifeline Studios seek to support the family with quality media that embraces faith-based values. Lifeline Studios provides television programs, computer games, web portals and films for Christian families around the world.
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announced 8/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Organetix, will acquire KidFitness, Inc.

synopsis: On August 13, 2007 Organetix entered into a definitive share exchange agreement to acquire a 100% interest in New York- based media firm KidFitness, Inc.
buyer: Organetix
Organetix Inc. has defined its short-term strategy as evaluating potential acquisition candidates to both restore and create shareholder value. "
target: KidFitness, Inc.
KidFitness, Inc. has developed comprehensive media based programs to assist young children in improving fitness and health. Specifically the Company's exercise programs target a growing nationalhealth concern known as Child Obesity.
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$12
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closed 4/6/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Brands International, Inc, acquired WOW! Unlimited Media Inc.

synopsis: Genius Brands International, Inc., a global kids media company, has acquired WOW! Unlimited Media, an animation production company that produces animation content for kids. WOW! has produced animations for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sony, Hulu and Dreamworks. The company has worked on titles such as ReBoot, Bravest Warriors, Ratchet & Clank, and more.
buyer: Genius Brands International, Inc (GNUS:$7.87)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. (TSXV:WOW:$56.11)
WOW! Unlimited is an animation production company that produces top-end animation content for kids. WOW! has produced animations for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sony, Hulu and Dreamworks. The company has worked on titles such as ReBoot, Bravest Warriors, Ratchet & Clank, Octonauts, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$47 [$77]
rev ($mm)
$59
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.4x
closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Koch Media, acquired Sola Media

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired Sola Media through THQ Nordic subsidiary, Koch Film. One of the leading companies in its field, Sola Media has been operating in the international arena since 2004, selling some of the most beloved children & family films across the globe, and specializing in high-quality animated features for the big screen.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Sola Media
One of the leading companies in its field, Sola Media has been operating in the international arena since 2004, selling some of the most beloved children & family films across the globe, and specializing in high-quality animated features for the big screen. They are based in Germany.
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$2.68
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closed 2/6/2020 via PR Newswire

Relish Interactive, acquired Rocket Cartoons

synopsis: Relish Interactive, an award-winning Canadian digital studio, has acquired Rocket Cartoons, an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
buyer: Relish Interactive
Relish Interactive is an award-winning Canadian digital studio. Relish Interactive mixes storytelling and animation with technical magic to create immersive experiences for any platform. From apps and games to film and TV, their work connects brands with audiences in unforgettable ways. "
target: Rocket Cartoons
Rocket Cartoons is an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired independent media company Silvergate Media from the management team of Silvergate and from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based investment firm. Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York. Currently in production: three new seasons of Octonauts (Above and Beyond), two 70-minute movies and a 44-minute musical; Season 2 and a 70-minute movie special of Hilda.
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$195
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closed 11/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Television Russia, acquired Parovoz LLC

synopsis: Digital Television Russia (DTR), a Russian media company focused on thematic TV, has acquired a 51% stake in Parovoz, one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern and more.
buyer parent: All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
buyer: Digital Television Russia
Digital Television Russia (DTR) is a Russian media company focused on thematic TV. DTR delivers audiovisual content to TVs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, and movie theaters. DTR operates 19 channels that offer various genres, including entertainment, educational, drama, documentary and more. "
target: Parovoz LLC
Parovoz is one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern, Leo and Tig, Fantasy Patrol, Heroes of Envell and more.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aardman Animations Limited, acquired Aardman Animations Limited

synopsis: Aardman Animation, the stop-motion studio behind the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit shorts and Chicken Run, has brokered a new deal that puts ownership of the studio in the hands of its employees. Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who started the company, have ordered 75% of shares placed into a trust, where they will be held for Aardman’s workers.
buyer: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. "
target: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Grom Social, purchased Bonnie Boat & Friends from Raise TV

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, an innovative leader in providing original social media content to children, has acquired the Bonnie Boat & Friends brand from Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network. Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more."
seller: Raise TV
Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another. Bonnie Boat & Friends belongs to Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network that offers original faith-based series programming.
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closed 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Mediawan S.A., acquired ON Kids & Family

synopsis: Mediawan, an independent European audiovisual content platform, is continuing its development by acquiring ON Kids & Family, a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: ON Kids & Family
ON Kids & Family is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family, including CGI animated feature films (The Little Prince) and television series (Miraculous Ladybug) meant for audiences around the world.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Media, acquired Cosmos-Maya

synopsis: Emerald Media, a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia, has acquired a majority stake in Cosmos-Maya, Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Emerald Media
Emerald Media is a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia. Emerald Media primarily focuses on providing growth capital to media, entertainment and digital media companies. "
target: Cosmos-Maya
Cosmos-Maya is Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content. Cosmos-Maya produces around 600 minutes (30 half hours) of animation on a monthly basis and has produced over 20000 minutes of original animated content.
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announced 10/1/2017 via Reuters

Bain Capital, will acquire Asatsu-DK, Inc.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital aims to buy advertising agency, Asatsu-DK Inc. Headquartered in Tokyo, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target: Asatsu-DK, Inc. (TSE:9747:$3,108.59)
Asatsu-DK Inc. is a Japanese advertising agency. Headquartered in the Toranomon Hills building complex in Minato, Tokyo since June 2014, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,356 [$1,193]
rev ($mm)
$3,120
EBITDA ($mm)
$68
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Factory, acquired Rollo Rights Limited

synopsis: Manchester-based, BAFTA-winning animation studio Factory has acquired Rollo Rights, and will be developing their own IP under its new licensing division Factory Rights. Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, and more.
buyer: Factory
Factory is an independent, innovative, multi-genre animation studio working in broadcast and advertising. Factory has developed a reputation as a world leader in the design and collaborative development of immersive entertainment. "
target: Rollo Rights Limited
Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, as well as King Rollo, Victor & Maria, Towser, Watt the Devil, Art, Ric, and Dr Xargle.
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announced 12/8/2008 via BusinessWire

The Walt Disney Company, will purchase a minority stake in Jetix Europe N.V.

synopsis: In order to expand its kids and family media business in Europe and extend its brand leadership around the world, The Walt Disney Company announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into agreements to acquire outstanding shares of Jetix Europe N.V. for € 11 per share.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$67,418.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products. "
target: Jetix Europe N.V.
Jetix Europe is a pan-European media company comprised of television channels, program distribution and consumer products businesses. Its programming, geared towards kids age 6-14, currently reaches a combined 137 million television households in 58 countries and 18 languages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$282 [$110]*
rev ($mm)
$179
EBITDA ($mm)
$24
EV / rev
5.8x
EV / EBITDA
44.2x
closed 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Fox Corporation, acquired MarVista Entertainment, LLC

synopsis: Fox Entertainment has acquired MarVista Entertainment, a studio that specializes in, among other things, production for digital platforms. Los Angeles-based MarVista Entertainment is a leading global entertainment content studio that produces and distributes a variety of cost-efficient content across the world.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: MarVista Entertainment, LLC
Los Angeles-based MarVista Entertainment is a leading global entertainment content studio that produces and distributes a variety of cost-efficient content across the world.
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closed 9/14/2021 via New York Times

Fox Corporation, acquired TMZ

synopsis: Fox Corporation has acquired celebrity gossip brand TMZ from AT&T’s WarnerMedia. TMZ is a tabloid journalism online newspaper based in Los Angeles, California. The TMZ brand is the most trusted, the most talked about, and the highest quality entertainment news outlet in the world.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target parent: AT&T
target: TMZ
TMZ is a tabloid journalism online newspaper based in Los Angeles, California. The TMZ brand is the most trusted, the most talked about, and the highest quality entertainment news outlet in the world.
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closed 5/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, acquired Outkick Media LLC

synopsis: Fox Corporation is acquiring Outkick, a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling that was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Outkick Media LLC
Outkick is a media company focused on conservative politics and sports gambling. It was founded by entrepreneur and online personality Clay Travis.
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announced 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kongregate Inc., will purchase Three Mobile Games from The Walt Disney Company

synopsis: Kongregate, a leading game publisher and web gaming portal, announced that it is taking over operations of three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: Kongregate Inc.
Kongregate is a leading game publisher and web gaming portal. Kongregate’s mobile games have been downloaded tens of millions of times and have hundreds of millions of gameplays. Kongregate's web portal features over 100,000 free games played by tens of millions of players per month. "
seller: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$67,418.00)
The acquisition includes three Disney mobile games: Maleficent Free Fall, Inside Out: Thought Bubbles, and Where’s My Water? 2. The three free-to-play games have combined for over 224 million downloads.
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closed 9/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gimbal, acquired True[X] media

synopsis: ​Gimbal has acquired true[X], a connected TV (CTV) focused value exchange engagement advertising platform. The acquisition will bring together leaders in the location and connected TV spaces, enabling better targeting, creative, and measurement solutions for advertisers looking to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds.
buyer: Gimbal
Gimbal provides advertising and marketing technologies to the world's leading brands and retailers interested in understanding the physical world. Gimbal translates location data into intent, measurement, and insights to help organizations transform their businesses and maximize marketing relevance."
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: True[X] media
​true[X] empowers a value exchange engagement advertising and measurement platform for premium publishers across connected TV, mobile, and desktop. true[X] engagement ads serve the widest possible audience by optimizing consumers' time and attention to deliver impactful results for advertisers.
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announced 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, will acquire Tubi TV

synopsis: FOX Corp. has agreed to acquire Tubi, an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Tubi TV
Tubi is an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
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closed 1/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Scopely, acquired FoxNext

synopsis: Scopely, a leading company in the fast-growing mobile games space, and The Walt Disney Company announced that Scopely has acquired FoxNext Games, the game studio behind the blockbuster hit MARVEL Strike Force, and Cold Iron Studios in San Jose from Disney.
buyer: Scopely
Scopely is a global interactive entertainment company and a leading mobile games publisher. With a diverse portfolio of original and beloved franchises, Scopely games are created with world-class partners and provide immersive experiences for millions of casual and core gamers around the world. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: FoxNext
FoxNext Games are a platform-agnostic maker of free-to-play games that are based on beloved entertainment franchises and deliver experiences that put players and fans first. They are currently working on games for MARVEL, Aliens, X-Files and James Cameron’s Avatar and Titanic.
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announced 11/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leonine, will acquire W&B TV

synopsis: Leonine, a German media corporation, will acquire W&B TV from Endemol Shine Group, a Dutch production company. W&B TV is a German television production company. W&B TV is one of Germany’s top drama producers. Their projects include Netflix originals such as Dark, Pagan Peak, 4 Blocks, Tatort, and more.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Leonine
Leonine is a German media corporation. Leonine is comprised of Tele München Gruppe, Universum Film, i&u TV, and Wiedemann & Berg Film. The company produces, distributes, and licenses content in Germany and internationally. They produce and distribute feature films, series, and TV shows. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: W&B TV
W&B TV is a German television production company. W&B TV is one of Germany’s top drama producers. The company has produced several popular TV movies and shows. Their projects include Netflix originals such as Dark, Pagan Peak, 4 Blocks, Tatort, and more.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Fox Television Stations, will purchase KCPQ, KZJO and WITI from Nexstar Media Group

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country, is to divest the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI to Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Television Stations
FOX Television Stations owns and operates 28 full power broadcast television stations in the U.S. These include stations located in nine of the top ten largest designated market areas, or DMAs, and duopolies in 11 DMAs, including the three largest DMAs (New York, Los Angeles and Chicago). "
seller: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
The acquisition includes the Seattle FOX Affiliate KCPQ and MyNetworkTV Affiliate KZJO and the Milwaukee FOX Affiliate WITI from Nexstar Media Group, one of the largest local TV station operators in the country.
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announced 11/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, will purchase WJZY and WMYT from Fox Television Stations

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, Inc. entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation, whereby Nexstar will purchase from FOX, the FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT, both located in Charlotte, NC.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,740.34)
Nexstar Media Group is one of the largest local TV station operators in the country. They have 174 full power television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.7% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Television Stations
The acquisition includes the Charlotte FOX Affiliate WJZY and MyNetworkTV Affiliate WMYT from Fox Television Stations, LLC, a subsidiary of Fox Corporation. Both stations are located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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announced 10/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, will acquire Endemol Shine Group

synopsis: Banijay Group will acquire Endemol Shine Group, which is co-owned by The Walt Disney Company and affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. The acquisition will encompass Endemol Shine’s 120 production labels with an estimated 66,000 hours of scripted and non-scripted programming together with over 4,300 registered formats.
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: Endemol Shine Group
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Endemol Shine Group creates world class content that entertains and enthralls billions of people around the world. They are the world’s largest independent producer, operating on a unique local and global axis with unrivalled production and commercial capabilities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$370 [$2,200]
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closed 8/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Yankee Global Enterprises, acquired YES Network

synopsis: Yankee Global Enterprises, one of the world’s leading sports brands, has acquired the YES Network from The Walt Disney Company, an international entertainment and media enterprise. The YES Network is the most-watched regional sports network in America. The YES Network broadcasts professional sports, classic sports footage, college sports, and more.
buyer: Yankee Global Enterprises
Yankee Global Enterprises is one of the world’s leading sports brands. Yankee Global Enterprises owns the New York Yankees baseball team. The company was formed in 1999 and is controlled by the family of George Steinbrenner. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: YES Network
The YES Network is the most-watched regional sports network in America. The YES Network broadcasts professional sports, classic sports footage, college sports, and more. The network owns exclusive local TV rights for the New York Yankees, the Brooklyn Nets, New York City FC and New York Liberty.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fox Corporation, acquired Bento Box Entertainment

synopsis: Fox has snapped up Bento Box Entertainment, an animation company that produces Bob's Burgers (on Fox) as well as series like Glove & Boots (on YouTube) and Paradise PD (for Netflix). Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Bento Box Entertainment
Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide. Recognized as the leading producer of primetime animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks.
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announced 8/7/2019 via Wall Street Journal

Fox Corporation, will acquire Credible

synopsis: Fox Corp. has struck a deal to buy a majority stake in Credible Labs Inc., a marketplace for consumer-lending information. The San Francisco-based Credible, which is listed on the Australian market, helps consumers shop for loans for mortgages and schools from financial institutions.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Credible
Credible is a marketplace for consumer-lending information. The San Francisco-based Credible, which is listed on the Australian market, helps consumers shop for loans for mortgages and schools from financial institutions.
price ($mm)
$265*
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announced 5/3/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

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

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country, is to acquire 21 former Fox sports channels from Disney. Fox Sports Networks, formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Fox Sports Networks
The acquisition includes 21 Fox sports channels. Fox Sports Networks, formerly known as Fox Sports Net, is the collective name for a group of regional sports channels in the United States.
price ($mm)[EV]
$9,600 [$10,600]
rev ($mm)
$3,800
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Walt Disney Company, acquired 21st Century Fox

synopsis: The Walt Disney Company announced they have completed the acquisition of 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses. 21st Century Fox is one of the world's leading portfolios of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$67,418.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, and consumer products and interactive media. "
target: 21st Century Fox (FOXA:$12,437.00)
21st Century Fox is a global portfolio of film and television studios, cable and broadcasting networks, content providers, and media properties. They reach and engage nearly 1.8 billion people every day, in more than 50 local languages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$52,400 [$66,100]
rev ($mm)
$28,996
EBITDA ($mm)
$7,089
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
announced 8/8/2017 via BusinessWire

The Walt Disney Company, will acquire BAMTech, LLC

synopsis: The Walt Disney Company announced that it has agreed to acquire majority ownership of BAMTech, LLC. Disney will acquire an additional 42% stake in BAMTech—a leader in direct-to-consumer streaming technology and marketing services, data analytics, and commerce management—from MLBAM, the interactive media & Internet company of Major League Baseball.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$67,418.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, and consumer products and interactive media. "
target parent: Major League Baseball
target: BAMTech, LLC
BAMTech’s technology services give consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time, or location. BAMTech aspires to become the leading distributor of direct-to-consumer live entertainment and the premier provider of video streaming solutions globally.
price ($mm)
$1,580*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/21/2017 via Washington Post

ESPN Events, acquired Miami Beach Bowl

synopsis: ESPN Events, an American sporting event planning division that is owned by ESPN Inc., has acquired the Miami Beach Bowl, a National Collegiate Athletic Association sanctioned Division I college football bowl game.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: ESPN Events
ESPN Events is an American sporting event planning division that is owned by ESPN Inc. The corporation organizes sporting events for broadcast across the ESPN family of networks, including, most prominently, a group of college football bowl games and in-season college basketball tournaments. "
target parent: The American Athletic Conference
target: Miami Beach Bowl
The Miami Beach Bowl is a National Collegiate Athletic Association sanctioned Division I college football bowl game first played on December 22, 2014, in Miami, Florida at Marlins Park.
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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.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Salem Media Group, will purchase 590 WDWD and 1250 WDDZ from Radio Disney, Inc.

synopsis: Salem Media Group agreed to acquire 590 WDWD and 1250 WDDZ Radio Stations from Radio Disney. 590 WDWD is a radio station located in Atlanta. Its programming consists of a 24-hour simulcast of the Radio Disney network. 1250 WDDZ is a radio station located in Pittsburgh that broadcasts Radio Disney programming.
buyer: Salem Media Group (SALM:$261.50)
Salem Media Group is America's leading Christian and conservative multi-media corporation, with media properties comprising radio, digital media and book, magazine and newsletter publishing. Each day Salem serves a loyal and dedicated audience of listeners and readers numbering in the millions. "
seller parent: The Walt Disney Company
seller: Radio Disney, Inc.
Located in Atlanta, 590 WDWD programming consists of a 24-hour simulcast of the Radio Disney network. WDDZ is a radio station located in Pittsburgh that broadcasts Radio Disney programming.
price ($mm)
$3.80
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announced 12/8/2008 via BusinessWire

The Walt Disney Company, will purchase a minority stake in Jetix Europe N.V.

synopsis: In order to expand its kids and family media business in Europe and extend its brand leadership around the world, The Walt Disney Company announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into agreements to acquire outstanding shares of Jetix Europe N.V. for € 11 per share.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$67,418.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products. "
target: Jetix Europe N.V.
Jetix Europe is a pan-European media company comprised of television channels, program distribution and consumer products businesses. Its programming, geared towards kids age 6-14, currently reaches a combined 137 million television households in 58 countries and 18 languages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$282 [$110]*
rev ($mm)
$179
EBITDA ($mm)
$24
EV / rev
5.8x
EV / EBITDA
44.2x
closed 2/14/2012 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has completed its merger with Premium Lead Company Limited and New Era Investment Holding Ltd.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$697*
rev ($mm)
$1,041
EBITDA ($mm)
$199
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
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closed 4/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Starwin Media Holdings, Inc., acquired Strategic Media International Limited

synopsis: Starwin Media Holdings Inc. announced today that Starwin Media has acquired 70% of Strategic Media International Limited, a Hong Kong corporation - parent company of three corporations that are currently publicly traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the other publicly traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
buyer: Starwin Media Holdings, Inc.
STARWIN brings over one hundred years of aggregate television, film and related media production experience. In addition to management and production talent, the Company has compiled an internationally respected advisory board. "
target: Strategic Media International Limited
One of the largest privately owned media corporations in the Asia Pacific region, which owns movie-distribution networks, production companies, video & audio distributions, major advertising companies, major newspapers in Hong Kong, and a 350-acre movie city for movie and television productions.
price ($mm)
$25*
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 6/21/2005 via PR Newswire

CYBIRD Co., Ltd., will acquire Airborne Entertainment

synopsis: CYBIRD Co., Ltd., one of Japan's preeminent mobile media companies and a pioneer in mobile content services, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Airborne Entertainment Inc., one of North America's leading mobile entertainment companies, in a transaction valued at approximately $90 million.
buyer: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
CYBIRD is a leading mobile content and service provider in Japan. Founded in September 1998. CYBIRD provides fully integrated content solutions and systems for Internet-enabled mobile phones, covering consultation, planning, content development, operation, and maintenance. "
target: Airborne Entertainment
Airborne Entertainment is a leading publisher of entertainment content for mobile phones. The company creates, packages, and distributes games, lifestyle applications, messaging services, ringtones and graphics in conjunction with the world's most recognizable media and consumer brands. Airborne's
price ($mm)
$71
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 10/24/2002 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, created a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company

synopsis: In a splashy fete in Central Park on Thursday, Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates and Walt Disney Co. chairman Michael Eisner announced the release of an upgraded MSN Internet service stocked with Disney's content.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$67,418.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products.
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announced 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Inc., will acquire KonMari Media Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten will invest in KonMari Media to become a majority shareholder. KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications around the world. "
target: KonMari Media Inc.
KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
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cancelled 5/9/2011 via Market Watch

The Gores Group, LLC, cancelled an acquisition of CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX, Inc. has cancelled the agreement to be acquired by The Gores Group and has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.
buyer: The Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. "
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$274
EBITDA ($mm)
$60
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 5/31/2022 via PR Newswire

Shutterstock, Inc., acquired Splash News

synopsis: Shutterstock, Inc. has acquired Splash News, one of the world's leading entertainment news networks for newsrooms and media companies. This acquisition solidifies Shutterstock Editorial's Newsroom offering as the premium destination for its global customers for unparalleled access to premium exclusive content.
buyer: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE:SSTK:$789.27)
Shutterstock is a global creative platform offering full-service solutions, high-quality content, and tools for brands, businesses, and media companies. Shutterstock's comprehensive collection includes high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos, and music. "
target: Splash News
Splash News is a leading source for image and video content across celebrity, red carpet and live events. Splash's comprehensive collection includes an archive of over 27 million images, and a contributor network of more than 4,000 photographers.
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announced 12/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SilverHub Media UK Ltd, will acquire Splash News

synopsis: The Branded Entertainment Network, which connects global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment, announced the sale of its Splash News business to SilverHub Media UK Ltd. Splash News is the world's leading celebrity and breaking news agency, providing images, video and stories to top publishers across the globe.
buyer: SilverHub Media UK Ltd
SilverHub is a new agency that is serving the need for content across the celebrity, sports and entertainment landscape. SilverHub was founded in 2016 by an extremely strong and experienced team who bring huge passion and expertise to all areas of the content business. "
target parent: Branded Entertainment Network
target: Splash News
Splash News is the world's leading celebrity and breaking news agency, providing images, video and stories to top publishers across the globe. Splash News and Picture Agency is a part of Branded Entertainment Network.
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closed 7/20/2011 via PR Newswire

Corbis Images, acquired Splash News

synopsis: Corbis Images, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, announced its acquisition of Splash News for an undisclosed amount. The Los Angeles-based company provides candid celebrity photography and video content to the world's premiere entertainment print, online and broadcast media outlets.
buyer parent: Corbis Corporation
buyer: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images. "
target: Splash News
Founded in 1990, Splash News is a leading independent entertainment news and photography agency. Splash provides breaking entertainment news and celebrity candid photography and video content to consumers around the world through their favorite media outlets.
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closed 7/15/2008 via Market Wire

Future US, Inc., acquired Ballhype

synopsis: Future US, the special-interest media company, has acquired BallHype, Inc, the Belmont, California-based technology company and owner of ballhype.com and showhype.com, for an undisclosed sum. Since its launch, Ballhype has rapidly grown its unique user base to nearly 2 million per month.
buyer parent: Future plc
buyer: Future US, Inc.
Future US is part of Future plc, an international special-interest media group. We hold strong market positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Future creates over 180 publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. "
target: Ballhype
Using proprietary technology, BallHype aggregates and clusters news and video content around a defined theme. Currently, through http://ballhype.com and http://showhype.com users can view mainstream American sports and entertainment gossip content respectively.
price ($mm)
$2.86
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2013 via Company Press Release

Global Eagle, acquired Advanced Inflight Alliance AG

synopsis: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA). The company provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
buyer: Global Eagle (ENT:$406.30)
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination involving Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses. "
target parent: PAR Capital Management
target: Advanced Inflight Alliance AG
Advanced Inflight Alliance AG provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$142 [$132]*
rev ($mm)
$169
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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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closed 4/5/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Ranker, acquired Listverse

synopsis: Ranker, a digital media company, has acquired Listverse, the original top 10 site. Listverse serves over eighteen million pages a month to more than eight million readers. They are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser- known trivia.
buyer: Ranker
Ranker is a digital media company located in Los Angeles. The site features polls on entertainment, brands, sports, food and culture. Ranker claims to be one of the largest databases of opinions with more than 1 billion votes gathered on over millions of subjective voters. "
target: Listverse
Listverse, the original top 10 site, serves over eighteen million pages a month to more than eight million readers. They are focused on lists that intrigue and educate, specializing in the bizarre or lesser- known trivia.
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closed 3/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Future plc, acquired WhatCulture

synopsis: Future Plc, the global platform for specialist media, has acquired WhatCulture, an online entertainment news website and magazine. The site offers news in the field of professional wrestling, television, films, video games, and board games.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
target: WhatCulture
Founded in 2006, WhatCulture is an online entertainment news website and magazine. The site offers news in the field of professional wrestling, television, films, video games, and board games.
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closed 11/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Valnet Inc., acquired Collider

synopsis: Valnet Inc., an online media publisher, has acquired Collider.com, a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: Valnet Inc.
Valnet is a leading multi-vertical digital media publisher and owner of a variety of premium digital publications, including movie news authority ScreenRant.com, pop culture site CBR.com and video game news site GameRant.com. "
target: Collider
Collider is a popular entertainment website that specializes in bringing its readers the best coverage of movies, television, video games, and more. It is also the one-stop shop for exclusive interviews, scoops on the biggest films, and daily coverage of the day's hottest entertainment stories.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Polsat Media, will acquire Interia Group

synopsis: Telewizja Polsat sp. z o.o. entered into a preliminary agreement with Bauer Media for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Grupa Interia.pl sp. z o.o. The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment.
buyer parent: Pola Investments Ltd.
buyer: Polsat Media
Telewizja Polsat is the first independent and the leading TV station in Poland that is part of the Cyfrowy Polsat media group. The program offer is built mainly on the basis of own TV series combined with a rich portfolio of feature films, foreign series and world-class entertainment. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Interia Group
The Interia.pl Group is a leading player on the new generation Polish media market. Every month, almost 19 million people use access to the latest information, trivia and entertainment, as well as the best way to communicate with the world.
price ($mm)
$102
rev ($mm)
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Ticker: DLPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dolphin Entertainment
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. They produce original feature films and digital programming primarily aimed at family and young adult markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$24.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
159
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Ticker: TSX:DHX.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$318.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.18
EBIT ($mm)
$18.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
505
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Ticker: ENXTPA:XIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xilam Animation
Xilam Animation
Xilam is one of Europe’s leading animation companies, producing and distributing original children’s and family entertainment content across TV, film and digital media platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.01
EBIT ($mm)
$7.57
Net Income ($mm)
$4.63
Employees
285
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Ticker: DIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$67,418.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$8,603.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,492.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,995.00
Employees
166250
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Ticker: SNDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$5,572.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$850.83
Net Income ($mm)
$614.15
Employees
8431
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Ticker: US:CWGVF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global, an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in television, out-of-home advertising, web sites and radio stations and networks.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2,712.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$435.16
EBIT ($mm)
$334.69
Net Income ($mm)
$2,032.76
Employees
11072
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Ticker: ASX:VRL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Village Roadshow Ltd.
Village Roadshow Limited operates as an entertainment and media company. The Company owns and operates a diverse range of entertainment assets including multiplex cinemas, amusement centres, film distribution, theme parks, loyalty solutions and film production.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$665.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.68
EBIT ($mm)
$21.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: EMXC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eMax Worldwide, Inc.
eMax Worldwide, Inc. is a holding company acquiring and growing family and morally valued multimedia, entertainment, communication, broadcasting, high-end technologies, real estate , energy and finance industries through two corporations through two corporations: eMax Media and New Unified Corp.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LGMH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Light Media
Light Media
Light Media markets, produces and distributes inspirational music, video, video games, print media and entertainment in the Urban Media space through its network of radio, Internet, television, print and special events global business platforms and marketing and alliance partners.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.07
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:BILI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1903
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Ticker: WSE:WPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska owns and operates internet portals. The group is also active on the Polish online advertising market, offering its customers a wide range of advertising products, including in generating leads for online stores for e-commerce market. The company is based in Warsaw, Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$171.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.77
EBIT ($mm)
$32.77
Net Income ($mm)
$18.39
Employees
1046
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Ticker: TSXV:ZUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
Founded in 2008, ZoomerMedia is Canada's leading diversified multimedia company devoted to creating content, services and experiences for Canada's largest demographic - "Zoomers" or the 17.2 million Canadians aged 45plus - on all platforms: television, radio, print, digital, and live events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$38.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.08
EBIT ($mm)
$3.71
Net Income ($mm)
$2.78
Employees
14
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Ticker: REDF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rediff.com
Rediff.com provides a platform for Indians worldwide to connect with one another online. Rediff.com is committed to offering a personalized and a secure surfing and shopping environment. Rediff.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$18.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
316
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Ticker: TSX:QBR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc., a Canadian leader in telecommunications, news media, entertainment and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Their subsidiaries are engaged in broadcasting, publishing, music retailing, game development, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,145.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,194.34
EBIT ($mm)
$707.05
Net Income ($mm)
$253.34
Employees
10158
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Ticker: ETM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,060.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$80.79
EBIT ($mm)
$38.31
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4781
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Ticker: VMEO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vimeo, LLC.
Vimeo, LLC.
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$369.34
EBITDA ($mm)
($33.72)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.72)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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