Like LifeLine Studios, Inc.

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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closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kingdom Games, acquired 4Soils

synopsis: Kingdom Games announced it has closed its acquisition of the assets of 4Soils, a Stanford-based Children’s Bible app producer. 4Soils is well-known for its Biblically-centered digital experiences for children. With this acquisition, Kingdom Games strengthens its mission to provide ethical and moral games to upcoming generations of all ages.
buyer: Kingdom Games
Kingdom Games is the industry leader of thoughtful gaming; the most reliable and trusted source in the market place for games that are family appropriate for all ages. Based on Biblical themes, Kingdom Games products are both entertaining and educational. "
target: 4Soils
4Soils brings Biblically centered digital experiences for children on mobile devices like iPad and iPhone. All elements of the stories are carefully and faithfully written to accurately reflect the facts in the Bible and includes interactive games, coloring, and songs.
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Zondervan Publishing House, acquired The Beginner's Bible

synopsis: The Beginner's Bible®, which has dominated the top 10 bestsellers list in the Christian industry for 20 years, has been acquired from Mission City Press by leading Christian children's publisher Zonderkidz, a division of Zondervan. The Beginner's Bible shares the life and fun of Bible stories in an engaging, entertaining and educational way.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Zondervan Publishing House
Zondervan is the world's leading Bible publisher and a leading publisher of Christian books. Zondervan offers bestselling study, devotional, reference, text, audio, software and digital Bibles designed to inspire readers at every age and each stage of life. "
target parent: Mission City Press, Inc.
target: The Beginner's Bible
Designed specifically for children six years and younger, The Beginner's Bible shares the life and fun of Bible stories in an engaging, entertaining and educational way. Its simple retelling of favorite Bible stories and unique style of artwork made it an instant bestseller.
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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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$6.96*
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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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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.
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$282 [$110]*
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$24
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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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closed 1/21/2011 via BusinessWire

Left Behind Games, Inc., acquired MyPraize, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc., dba LB Games®, the leading publisher of exclusively Christian video games, has announced that it has acquired the assets of MyPraize®, one of the largest Christian social media networks, established in 2005.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc., dba LB Games®, 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: MyPraize, Inc.
MyPraize, Inc. is one of the world’s largest Christian social media networks with over 140,000 active subscribers.
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closed 10/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Left Behind Games, Inc., acquired Cloud 9 Games, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc., dba LB Games®, the leading publisher of exclusively Christian video games, announced that it has acquired the assets of Cloud 9 Games™, a company viewed as the second most successful Christian video games publisher.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc., dba LB Games®, dba Inspired Media Entertainment™, 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: Cloud 9 Games, Inc.
Cloud 9 Games, Inc. is the leader in faith based entertainment. Cloud 9 develops and publishs music games, singing games and Bible trivia games. Their goal is to provide fun, uplifting games that bring families together.
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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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cancelled 4/20/2010 via Capital IQ

Digital Praise cancelled merger with Left Behind Games, Inc.,

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc. Cancelled the Acquisition of Digital Praise Inc.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc. was founded in October 2001 for the purpose of developing games based upon the intensely popular Left Behind Series. "
target: Digital Praise
Digital Praise is a developer, publisher and distributor of well-known games such as Adventures in Odyssey®, Guitar Praise™, Dance Praise® (including VeggieTales® edition), Light Rangers, as well as Hermie & Friends™, aMazing Bible and two new iPhone game apps.
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closed 2/6/2006 via BusinessWire

Bonanza Gold, Inc., merged with Left Behind Games, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games, exclusive licensee to develop computer and video games based upon the LEFT BEHIND series of books, announced today that its share exchange agreement with Bonanza Gold has closed. Left Behind Games is now a subsidiary of Bonanza Gold, a publicly traded company on the over-the-counter-bulletin-board, ticker symbol BZAG.OB.
buyer: Bonanza Gold, Inc.
Bonanza Gold, Inc. incorporated under the laws of the State of Washington on April 3, 1961 as Vermillion Gold, Inc. Since 1996, Bonanza has been inactive. Bonanza was organized primarily for the purpose of exploring for, acquiring and developing mineral properties with a potential for production. "
target: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc. was founded in October 2001 for the purpose of developing games based upon the intensely popular Left Behind Series.
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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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closed 10/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Left Behind Games, Inc., acquired Cloud 9 Games, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc., dba LB Games®, the leading publisher of exclusively Christian video games, announced that it has acquired the assets of Cloud 9 Games™, a company viewed as the second most successful Christian video games publisher.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc., dba LB Games®, dba Inspired Media Entertainment™, 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: Cloud 9 Games, Inc.
Cloud 9 Games, Inc. is the leader in faith based entertainment. Cloud 9 develops and publishs music games, singing games and Bible trivia games. Their goal is to provide fun, uplifting games that bring families together.
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$0.03
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cancelled 4/20/2010 via Capital IQ

Digital Praise cancelled merger with Left Behind Games, Inc.,

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc. Cancelled the Acquisition of Digital Praise Inc.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc. was founded in October 2001 for the purpose of developing games based upon the intensely popular Left Behind Series. "
target: Digital Praise
Digital Praise is a developer, publisher and distributor of well-known games such as Adventures in Odyssey®, Guitar Praise™, Dance Praise® (including VeggieTales® edition), Light Rangers, as well as Hermie & Friends™, aMazing Bible and two new iPhone game apps.
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closed 2/6/2006 via BusinessWire

Bonanza Gold, Inc., merged with Left Behind Games, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games, exclusive licensee to develop computer and video games based upon the LEFT BEHIND series of books, announced today that its share exchange agreement with Bonanza Gold has closed. Left Behind Games is now a subsidiary of Bonanza Gold, a publicly traded company on the over-the-counter-bulletin-board, ticker symbol BZAG.OB.
buyer: Bonanza Gold, Inc.
Bonanza Gold, Inc. incorporated under the laws of the State of Washington on April 3, 1961 as Vermillion Gold, Inc. Since 1996, Bonanza has been inactive. Bonanza was organized primarily for the purpose of exploring for, acquiring and developing mineral properties with a potential for production. "
target: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc. was founded in October 2001 for the purpose of developing games based upon the intensely popular Left Behind Series.
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closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kingdom Games, acquired 4Soils

synopsis: Kingdom Games announced it has closed its acquisition of the assets of 4Soils, a Stanford-based Children’s Bible app producer. 4Soils is well-known for its Biblically-centered digital experiences for children. With this acquisition, Kingdom Games strengthens its mission to provide ethical and moral games to upcoming generations of all ages.
buyer: Kingdom Games
Kingdom Games is the industry leader of thoughtful gaming; the most reliable and trusted source in the market place for games that are family appropriate for all ages. Based on Biblical themes, Kingdom Games products are both entertaining and educational. "
target: 4Soils
4Soils brings Biblically centered digital experiences for children on mobile devices like iPad and iPhone. All elements of the stories are carefully and faithfully written to accurately reflect the facts in the Bible and includes interactive games, coloring, and songs.
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closed 10/25/2021 via PR Web

Guideposts, acquired Abide

synopsis: Guideposts, a non-profit organization that promotes faith, hope, and prayer in people’s lives, has acquired Abide, a Christian meditation and prayer app. Abide helps people to overcome anxiety and find deeper life purpose. The app allows users to listen to Biblical meditations and prayers, helping them to sleep better and stress less with Christ.
buyer: Guideposts
Guideposts is a non-profit organization that promotes faith, hope, and prayer in people’s lives. Guideposts reaches over 10 million people monthly with its magazines, ebooks, services, websites and communities, sharing inspiration to improve spiritual well-being. "
target: Abide
Abide is the world's largest Christian meditation and prayer app. Abide helps millions of people to overcome anxiety and find deeper life purpose. The app allows users to listen to Biblical meditations and prayers, helping them to sleep better and stress less with Christ.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Christian Television Corp., acquired KWHB TV

synopsis: Christian Television Network, a broadcasting company that is equipped to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to every home in the world by satellite broadcasting, local on-air television stations, and many cable stations, acquired KWHB, a TV broadcaster in Tulsa, Oklahoma that offers the very best in family-friendly and inspirational programming.
buyer: Christian Television Corp.
Christian Television Network is equipped to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to every home in the world by satellite broadcasting, local on-air television stations, and many cable stations. Their programs are representative of an interdenominational mix which features a variety of programming. "
target parent: Family Broadcasting Group, Inc.
target: KWHB TV
KWHB is a TV broadcaster in Tulsa, Oklahoma that offers the very best in family-friendly and inspirational programming. It is a religious-secular independent television station owned by is owned by the Family Broadcasting Corporation.
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closed 7/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Richard and Maria Cook, acquired Gener8xion Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Matthew Crouch, then Chairman of the Board of Gener8Xion and his wife, Laurie Crouch entered into a Stock Purchase and Sale Agreement and sold 100% of their shares of stock in the Company to Richard and Maria Cook. As a result of the Share Purchase, the Cooks own approximately 51% of the outstanding Common Stock of the Company.
buyer: Richard and Maria Cook
Richard J. Cook, age 39, was president of the Gener8xion Entertainment, Inc. since 2008 and had been the de facto manager and chief operating officer of the company for ten years until he and his wife purchased the company. "
target: Gener8xion Entertainment, Inc.
Gener8Xion Entertainment, Inc. is an integrated media company engaged in various operating activities including film and television production and distribution, sales and rentals of film and video equipment, systems integration and studio facility management.
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closed 8/2/2006 via PR Newswire

Gaiam, Inc., acquired Cinema Circle, Inc.

synopsis: Gaiam, Inc., a branded lifestyle-media company catering to people who value personal development, natural health and inspirational media, announced that it has acquired an approximately 63% ownership interest in Cinema Circle, Inc. for $6.9 million in cash.
buyer: Gaiam, Inc. (GAIA:$156.95)
Gaiam is a provider of information, goods and services to customers who value the environment, a sustainable economy, healthy lifestyles, alternative healthcare and personal development. "
target: Cinema Circle, Inc.
Cinema Circle, Inc. is the parent company of Spiritual Cinema Circle, a subscription-based DVD film club designed to connect "spiritual" moviegoers around the world founded in 2004 by Hollywood veteran producer, Stephen Simon.
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announced 5/29/2018 via Company Press Release

TRACE Company, will purchase Gospel Music Tv from THEMA SAS

synopsis: TRACE, a global multi-platform media and entertainment company, will acquire Gospel Music Tv from THEMA, a distributor of pay TV channels. Gospel Music Tv is a gospel music TV channel designed for the Sub-Saharan African audience. The channel offers African, American, contemporary, urban, and traditional gospel music.
buyer: TRACE Company
TRACE is a global multi-platform media and entertainment company that connects with multicultural audiences through premium afro urban music and content across 21 pay TV channels, radios, motion picture, online and mobile services in over 160 countries to 200M viewers and listeners. "
seller parent: Vivendi SA
seller: THEMA SAS
Gospel Music Tv is a gospel music TV channel designed for the Sub-Saharan African audience. The channel offers African, American, contemporary, urban, and traditional gospel music. Gospel Music Tv belongs to THEMA, a distributor of pay TV channels to cable, IPTV, and DTH operators.
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closed 9/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music Group, acquired Savoy Label Group

synopsis: Concord Music, one of the largest integrated music publishing and record companies in the world, is proud to announce the acquisition of celebrated recording company, Savoy Label Group. Founded in 1942, Savoy Label Group includes the celebrated Savoy Jazz catalog and more than 3,000 master recordings.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music Group
The Concord Music Group is one of the largest independent record and music publishing companies in the world and owner of a rich and, in many cases, historically significant catalog of recordings. "
target: Savoy Label Group
Savoy Records is an American record company and label established in 1942 in Newark, New Jersey. Savoy specializes in jazz, rhythm and blues, and gospel music.
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closed 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad, CMIA Capital Partners, acquired Bitsmedia Holdings Limited

synopsis: CMIA Capital Partners, in partnership with Affin Hwang Asset Management (“AHAM”), have led the acquisition of a majority stake in Bitsmedia Holdings Limited (“Bitsmedia”). Bitsmedia is the company behind Muslim Pro, the world’s number one mobile application serving the global Muslim population.
buyer: CMIA Capital Partners
buyer: Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad
CMIA Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on control and growth capital investments in mid-sized businesses in China and Southeast Asia. Affin Hwang Asset Management Berhad is an independently managed bank-backed asset management firm. "
target: Bitsmedia Holdings Limited
Bitsmedia is the company behind the Muslim Pro, the world #1 mobile application serving the global.Muslim population. The mobile application provides Muslims with accurate prayer times regardless of where they are in the world.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Masterworks, acquired Milan Records

synopsis: Milan Records, one of the leading soundtrack labels, has been acquired by Sony Music Masterworks. Sony Music Masterworks also acquired Jade, Milan’s sister label, which has roughly 500 classical and liturgical albums in its catalog.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Masterworks
Sony Music Masterworks (better known as Sony Masterworks) is a record label, the result of a restructuring of Sony Music's classical music division. "
target: Milan Records
Milan Records is a record label located in Los Angeles, California specializing in film scores and soundtrack albums. Jade, Milan’s sister label, has roughly 500 classical and liturgical albums in its catalog.
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closed 3/24/2016 via PR Web

Liberty University, acquired Red Tie Music, LLC

synopsis: To support its growing commercial music programs, as well as to give a platform for budding artists and music industry professionals, the Liberty University School of Music has acquired Red Tie Music. The company is a professional Christian music publishing and recording label.
buyer: Liberty University
Liberty University is the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, the largest university in Virginia, and the largest Christian university in the world. Liberty’s mission is to train Champions for Christ with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world. "
target: Red Tie Music, LLC
Red Tie is a link between the world and the music and songs coming from the student songwriters, alumni, faculty and staff at the Center for Worship at Liberty University and Thomas Road Baptist Church.
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closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Publishing Group, purchased Music Publishing Assets from Maranatha Music

synopsis: Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has acquired the music publishing assets of Maranatha! Music. As one of the most widely-recognized and highly-regarded catalogs in the popular Praise and Worship genre, Maranatha! Music is also one of the most active song catalogs on the CCLI charts.
buyer: Universal Music Publishing Group
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is the industry's leading global music publishing operation and is part of Universal Music Group. UMPG represents music in every genre from many of the world's top songwriters and catalogs including Beastie Boys, Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey. "
seller: Maranatha Music
Maranatha! Music has become synonymous with Christian music. The label is a pioneer in praise and worship music publishing. Each year, Maranatha! is dedicated to introducing new songs and promoting its classics to the church through song publishing, music in stores and church leadership training.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Curb Records, Inc., acquired Word Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: US independent music company Curb Records has acquired the 80% stake that it did not own in Word Entertainment, a Christian faith-based entertainment company, from Warner Music Group. Founded in 1951, Word Entertainment is active in recorded music, publishing, film, live events, and church resources.
buyer: Curb Records, Inc.
Curb Records is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Their roster includes some of the top names in Country, Christian and Pop/Rock music. Curb Records has achieved 433 number one records, over 1,500 hundred Top Ten records and charted over 4,500 total records. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Word Entertainment, Inc.
A leader in the Christian music community for over 60 years, Word Entertainment is a unique, comprehensive faith-based company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including recorded music, distribution, publishing, film, merchandising, church resources, and live events.
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closed 10/3/2014 via PR Newswire

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Thomas Nelson Brasil

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) announced its acquisition of majority ownership of Thomas Nelson Brasil (TNB) from joint venture partner Ediouro Group. TNB was formed in 2006 as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target parent: Ediouro Group
target: Thomas Nelson Brasil
Thomas Nelson Brasil was formed as a partnership between Thomas Nelson Publishers and Ediouro. Brazil has been one of the fastest growing Christian evangelical countries in the world, and Thomas Nelson used its publishing brand and Ediouro's infrastructure to introduce its U.S. authors to Brazil.
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closed 7/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Unique Heritage Media, acquired Pili Pop Labs

synopsis: Unique Heritage Media announced the acquisition of Pili Pop Labs, a leader in language learning for children on mobile devices. The French start-up Pili Pop Labs has two language learning applications, Pili Pop English and Pili Pop Español, which use a unique voice recognition engine that analyzes the pronunciation of children to help them improve.
buyer: Unique Heritage Media
Unique Heritage Media (UHM) is a media group dedicated to the youth and to their entourage. Its ambition is to enable young people to grow and play while learning and discovering the world. UHM develops fifteen strong brands in the press, book, or digital sector. "
target: Pili Pop Labs
Pili Pop Labs is a Paris-based company specializing in language learning for children. With two apps, Pili Pop English and Pili Pop Español, available on iPhone and iPad, their goal is to help children learn English and Spanish while having fun.
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closed 11/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Fremantle, acquired Wildstar Films

synopsis: Fremantle, one the largest producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world, has acquired a 51% stake in Wildstar Films, a film production company in the UK. Wildstar Films produces natural history films that bring new perspectives and fresh ideas. Their productions include America's National Parks, Frozen Earth, and more.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Fremantle
Fremantle is one the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. Fremantle produces over 12,000 hours of original programming, rolls out more than 60 formats and airs 450 programmes a year worldwide. "
target: Wildstar Films
Wildstar Films is a film production company in the UK. Wildstar Films produces natural history films that bring new perspectives and fresh ideas. Their productions include America's National Parks, America The Beautiful, Disneynature's Elephant, Frozen Earth, and more.
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announced 4/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, will acquire Lion Hudson Ltd

synopsis: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK), the UK’s leading independent Christian publisher, will acquire Lion Hudson from AFD Software, a provider of address management solutions in the UK. Lion Hudson is a British publishing company that publishes books and other media for children and adults to help them grow in their Christian faith.
buyer: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
SPCK Publishing is a recognised market-leader in the areas of Theology and Christian Spirituality, publishing authors such as Tom Wright, Rowan Williams and more. "
target parent: AFD Software
target: Lion Hudson Ltd
Lion Hudson is a British publishing company. Lion Hudson publishes books and other media for children and adults to help them grow in their Christian faith. Their offer bible references, prayer books, Christian biographies, history books, biblical fiction, picture books, and more.
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$31.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.95)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LFBG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left Behind Games, Inc.
Left Behind Games, Inc.
Left Behind Games Inc. is the world leader in the publication of Christian video games and a Christian social network provider. It produces interactive experiences including entertainment products that perpetuate positive values and appeal to faith-based and mainstream audiences.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$1.60
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: ITGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc., publishes cassettes, CDs, music videos, and songbooks of a worshipful nature. Integrity's Christian music offerings range from praise and worship music to adult contemporary and children's music. Its song catalog includes ownership of more than 2,400 songs.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
$66.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.20
EBIT ($mm)
$4.20
Net Income ($mm)
$2.20
Employees
0
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Ticker: SALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$266.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$75.66
EBIT ($mm)
$62.82
Net Income ($mm)
$42.93
Employees
1208
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Ticker: GIGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GigaMedia Limited
GigaMedia Limited
GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Through its subsidiary Cambridge Entertainment Software, the Company develops software for online entertainment services, including the global online gaming market.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$10.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.16
Employees
251
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Ticker: OM:GCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaming Corps
Gaming Corps is a Swedish gaming company with close ties to Hollywood. Their team of top-notch developers come from all corners of the world, and are active within both gaming and casino.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.74
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.52)
Net Income ($mm)
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