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closed 10/11/2010 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired ISP Sports, LLC

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, Inc. (IMG), the global sports and media company, said that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of ISP Sports, a leading U.S. college media rights management company.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: ISP Sports, LLC
Sports fans from upstate New York to south Florida, from southern California to the Pacific Northwest can tune in to the ISP Sports Network that includes more than 1,000 radio affiliates and over 100 TV outlets.
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closed 12/2/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuart McWhorter, acquired Kentucky Sports Radio

synopsis: The website KentuckySportsRadio.com has been acquired by Stuart McWhorter. Stuart McWhorter was one of the founding investors and directors in 247Sports prior to its acquisition. Kentucky Sports Radio provides sports broadcasting services focusing on the University of Kentucky.
buyer: Stuart McWhorter
Stuart McWhorter is one of the founders of the 247Sports website network and has also worked for Clayton Associates, FirstBank of Tennessee, Haven Behavioral Healthcare, MedEquities Healthcare REIT, JumpStart Foundry, Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Lee Company. "
target: Kentucky Sports Radio
Kentucky Sports Radio provides sports broadcasting services focusing on the University of Kentucky. It provides online and on- air sports information of basketball, football, and other UK sports. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Lexington, Kentucky.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BusinessWire

TEGNA Inc., acquired Locked On Podcast Network

synopsis: TEGNA Inc. announced that it has acquired Locked On Podcast Network, the leading and innovative podcast network for local sports. Locked On produces daily shows for every team across the four major professional sports leagues, as well as more than 30 college sports programs.
buyer: TEGNA Inc. (TGNA:$2,694.16)
TEGNA Inc. is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of communities. With 64 television stations and two radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers across platforms. "
target: Locked On Podcast Network
Locked On Podcast Network is the leading and innovative podcast network for local sports. Locked On produces daily shows for every team across the four major professional sports leagues, as well as more than 30 college sports programs.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire WCDD-FM 107.9

synopsis: Education Media Foundation, an American nonprofit Christian media ministry, is acquiring WCDD Country 107.9, a radio station broadcasting a country music format. It is licensed to Canton, Illinois and serves the Peoria radio market. Their sister station, WBYS, broadcasts St. Louis Cardinal baseball.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target: WCDD-FM 107.9
WCDD (107.9 MHz FM, CD Country 107.9) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. It is licensed to Canton, Illinois and serves the Peoria radio market. Their sister station, WBYS, broadcasts St. Louis Cardinal baseball.
price ($mm)
$0.17
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC, purchased Seven Radio Stations from First Media Radio

synopsis: Byrne Acquisition Group, a owner and operator of a low-power television broadcast station, has acquired seven radio stations from First Media Radio. The seven radio stations located in North Carolina and Virginia broadcast in sport and music formats. The stations include Magic 97.9 WTRG, Earl 98.3 WDLZ, and more.
buyer: Byrne Acquisition Group, LLC
Byrne Acquisition Group owns and operates WHHI-TV, a Hilton Head, SC low-power television broadcast station. WHHI-TV is the number one hyper-local television broadcasting station in the lowcountry. WHHI-TV provides local viewers with the best local television and content. "
seller: First Media Radio
Frist Media Radio's 7 radio stations include Magic 97.9 WTRG, Earl 98.3 WDLZ, 99.5 Jamz WYTT, Maverick 102.3 WPTM, 107.7 Lake-FM WWDW, Sports Radio 1400 1080 WWDR and 1400 WSMY. The North Carolina and Virginia stations broadcast in sport and music formats.
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$3.40
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announced 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Forever Media Inc., will acquire Delmarva Broadcasting Company

synopsis: Forever Media, an owner and operator of radio stations, will acquire Delmarva Broadcasting Company (DBC) from Steinman Communications, an innovative, multi-channel communications company. DBC owns and operates nine radio stations. DBC operates pop music, country music, gospel music, news radio, talk radio, and sports stations.
buyer: Forever Media Inc.
Forever Media owns and operates radio stations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio. Forever Media broadcasts in a variety of formats, including music, news & talk radio, and sports. They operate stations in Altoona, Cumberland, Johnstown, Midshore, Pittsburgh, State College, Wheeling, and York. "
target parent: Steinman Communications
target: Delmarva Broadcasting Company
Delmarva Broadcasting Company (DBC) is a company that owns and operates nine radio stations in DE, MD, and NJ. DBC operates pop music, country music, gospel music, news radio, talk radio, and sports stations. Their stations include 101.7FM / 1150AM WDEL, 103.7 WXCY, 93.7 WSTW, and more.
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$19
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announced 5/23/2018 via Company Press Release

Urban One, Inc., will acquire The Team 980

synopsis: Urban One, Red Zebra Broadcasting and the Washington Redskins announced that Urban One has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of the radio station The Team 980 (WTEM 980 AM) from Red Zebra Broadcasting. WTEM (980 AM), branded The Team 980, is a sports radio station licensed to Washington, D.C. and serving the Washington metro area.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$387.79)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
target parent: Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC
target: The Team 980
WTEM (980 AM), branded The Team 980, is a sports radio station licensed to Washington, D.C. and serving the Washington metro area. WTEM is the official radio station for the Washington Redskins football team.
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announced 11/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pacific Star Network Ltd will be merged with Crocmedia,

synopsis: Pacific Star Network, an ASX listed media company with interests in broadcasting and publishing, is to merge with Crocmedia, a content and entertainment business. Crocmedia connects relevant brands to relevant audiences, through telling stories in radio, television, online and through brilliant events.
buyer: Crocmedia
Crocmedia is a content and entertainment business. They connect relevant brands to relevant audiences, through telling stories in radio, television, online and through brilliant events. They are Australia’s only independent syndicator of sports content. "
target: Pacific Star Network Ltd (ASX:PNW:$49.71)
Pacific Star Network Limited (PNW) is an ASX listed media company with interests in broadcasting and publishing. PNW owns two Melbourne AM commercial broadcasting licenses and broadcasts 24/7 on 1116 SEN and Classic Rock Radio.
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announced 11/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., will acquire WBZ-FM 98.5

synopsis: Beasley Broadcast Group announced that it will buy WBZ-FM 98.5 The Sports Hub from Entercom Communications Corporation and CBS Radio. 98.5 The Sports Hub debuted in 2009 as the first Boston FM Sports Talk Radio Station.
buyer: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group owns and operates 63 stations (45 FM and 18 AM) in 15 large- and mid-size markets in the United States. Beasley radio stations reach approximately 19.0 million unique consumers weekly over-the-air, online and on smartphones and tablets. "
target parent: Entercom Communications Corporation
target: WBZ-FM 98.5
WBZ-FM, 98.5 The Sports Hub is a Boston, MA radio station. 98.5 The Sports Hub debuted in 2009 as the first Boston FM Sports Talk Radio Station.
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closed 8/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

WBIN Media Company, Inc., purchased WTPL-FM 107.7 from Lakes Media LLC

synopsis: WTPL-FM 107.7 in Hillsboro, N.H., is being sold to WBIN Inc. — the company led by investment banker Bill Binnie, who in fall 2014 launched “NH1” as a multiplatform all-news operation serving New Hampshire. The seller is Lakes Media LLC, an entity led by Dirk Nadon.
buyer: WBIN Media Company, Inc.
WBIN Inc. is the company led by investment banker and former U.S. Senate candidate Bill Binnie, who in fall 2014 launched “NH1” as a multiplatform all-news operation serving New Hampshire. WBIN also has a group of 16 stations licensed to them. "
seller: Lakes Media LLC
WTPL-FM 107.7 “The Pulse” in Hillsboro, N.H. is a Class A radio facility reaching the cities of Concord and Manchester, N.H. It broadcasts a news, talk, & sports format. It is owned by Lakes Media LLC.
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announced 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Saint Valentine Catholic Radio, will purchase KTNZ and K233CB from Tejas Broadcasting LLP

synopsis: Catholic Radio of the High Plains is adding a second signal in Amarillo TX as it acquires Sports “ESPN 1010” KTNZ/94.5 K233CB Amarillo from Tejas Broadcasting. KTNZ (1010 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports format. Amarillo-licensed translator K233CB at 94.5 FM simulcasts KTNZ.
buyer: Saint Valentine Catholic Radio
St. Valentine Catholic Radio (Catholic Radio of the Texas High Plains Inc.) re-broadcasts 95% of EWTN Global Catholic radio programs designed to communicate the truth, foster divine charity and nurture among all people the salvation which is available only through Jesus Christ the Lord. "
seller: Tejas Broadcasting LLP
KTNZ (1010 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports format, based in Amarillo, TX. Amarillo-licensed translator K233CB at 94.5 FM simulcasts KTNZ.
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closed 4/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Radio One, Inc., purchased WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM from Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC

synopsis: Radio One, a diversified media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers, announced its acquisition of Red Zebra Broadcastings' WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM. WXGI is a sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia. WWXT-FM is a sports radio station branded under ESPN980.
buyer: Radio One, Inc. (UONE.K:$387.79)
Radio One, Inc. is an urban-oriented, multi-media company that primarily targets African-American consumers. Their core business is their radio broadcasting franchise that owns and operates 52 broadcast stations located in 15 urban markets in the United States. "
seller: Red Zebra Broadcasting LLC
The acquisition includes the radio stations WWXT-FM and WXGI-AM from Red Zebra Broadcasting. WXGI is a sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Richmond, Virginia. WWXT-FM is a sports radio station branded under ESPN980.
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announced 10/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Entercom Communications Corporation, will purchase 4 Radio Stations from Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.

synopsis: Entercom Communications Corp. announced an agreement to acquire four radio stations in Charlotte, NC from Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. Beasley is selling the stations to comply with FCC ownership limitations. The transaction adds strong local brands The Fan (WFNZ-AM), The Link (WLNK-FM) and news/talk leader WBT AM/FM to Entercom’s station group.
buyer: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,060.90)
Entercom Communications Corp. is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the United States, with a portfolio of 125 highly-rated radio stations in 27 top markets across the country. Entercom’s brands reach and engage close to 40 million people each week. "
seller: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
The Fan (WFNZ-AM) covers North Carolina sports. The Link (WLNK-FM) airs a personality-driven Adult Contemporary format. WBT AM/FM is a Charlotte news/talk leader. Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a radio broadcasting company that owns and operates 42 stations located in the United States.
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announced 6/30/2016 via Reuters

News Corporation, will acquire Wireless Group PLC

synopsis: News Corp has agreed to buy the owner of Britain's talkSPORT, Wireless Group PLC. The deal unites The Sun newspaper's sports coverage with the commercial radio network that broadcasts Premier League and FA Cup soccer.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$8,720.00)
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution. "
target: Wireless Group PLC (LSE:WLG:$97.92)
Wireless Group PLC is one of the most successful media companies based in the UK and Ireland. Wireless owns Virgin Radio UK, TalkRadio and TalkSport radio, which has the radio and digital broadcasting rights to the Premier League and the FA Cup.
price ($mm)
$300
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$102
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$20
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

NZME. will be merged with Fairfax Media Ltd.,

synopsis: Fairfax Media, a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia, is considering a merge of their New Zealand business with NZME, New Zealand’s premier integrated media company owned by APN News & Media, a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target parent: APN News & Media Limited
target: NZME.
NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment) is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles, that engage with 2.9 million people every week.
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closed 2/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Principle Broadcasting, LLC, acquired KFWB 980 AM The Beast

synopsis: KFWB 980 AM The Beast will end operations as an all-sports station after the station’s asset trust sold the business to Universal Media Access KFWB-AM LLC, part of Mercury Capital Partners' Principle Broadcasting, LLC. KFWB is a CBS-affiliated all sports radio station, and it is the flagship station of the Los Angeles Clippers and the LA Galaxy.
buyer parent: Mercury Capital Partners
buyer: Principle Broadcasting, LLC
Principle Broadcasting, LLC is focused on acquiring AM and/or FM radio stations at low prices and converting them into an ethnic brokered time model. Principle leases time to various ethnic and religious groups. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: KFWB 980 AM The Beast
KFWB 980 AM The Beast is a Los Angeles all-sports radio station with a mix of original programming focusing on the L.A. sports scene. KFWB is the flagship station of the Los Angeles Clippers and the LA Galaxy.
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announced 1/10/2014 via Company Press Release

York Revolution, will acquire WOYK AM 1350

synopsis: York Revolution, announced that it has agreed to purchase WOYK AM 1350 from WOYK, Inc., the radio station’s current licensee. WOYK 1350 AM is a radio station broadcasting a sports talk format. The station carries all 140 York Revolution games, York College sports, and a weekly broadcast of York County high school sports.
buyer: York Revolution
The York Professional Baseball Club owns and operates York Revolution. The York Revolution is an American professional baseball team which is a member of the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, an independent league not affiliated with Major League Baseball. "
target: WOYK AM 1350
WOYK 1350 AM is a radio station broadcasting a sports talk format. The station carries all 140 York Revolution games, York College sports, and a weekly broadcast of York County high school sports.
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announced 4/2/2013 via PR Newswire

Spectrum Radio Group LLC, will acquire Fantasia Broadcasting Inc.

synopsis: Spectrum Radio Group LLC, through its affiliate, Spectrum Radio Fairmont LLC, has filed its Asset Purchase Agreement with the FCC for its purchase of Fantasia Broadcasting Inc. licenses. The Fanatasia Broadcasting cluster broadcasts in the Morgantown-Clarksburg-Fairmont WV markets.
buyer: Spectrum Radio Group LLC
Spectrum Radio Group and its affiliate, Spectrum Radio Fairmont LLC were founded by Bob Woodward and Alan Michaels to own, operate and acquire FM and AM radio stations, primarily, east of the Mississippi. "
target: Fantasia Broadcasting Inc.
Fantasia Broadcasting is the only locally-owned media outlet in Marion County, dedicated to helping local businesses grow while entertaining and informing the community. Fantasia Broadcasting's three stations are targeted to the heart of North Central West Virginia, at adults ages 30 and older.
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closed 11/8/2012 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired ESPN Star Sports

synopsis: News Corporation and ESPN announced that News Corporation, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, completed its acquisition of ESPN's partnership interest in ESPN Star Sports. ESPN Star Sports showcases an unparalleled variety of premier live sports from around the globe 24 hours a day to a cumulative reach of more than 310 million viewers in Asia.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$8,720.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: ESPN Star Sports
As Asia's definitive and complete sports broadcaster and content provider, ESPN Star Sports showcases an unparalleled variety of premier live sports from around the globe 24 hours a day to a cumulative reach of more than 310 million viewers in Asia.
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announced 10/8/2012 via BusinessWire

Modern Times Group MTG AB, will acquire TV 2 Sport

synopsis: Modern Times Group MTG AB has signed an agreement to acquire all of the remaining shares in the Danish 50/50 joint venture company TV 2 Sport A/S from TV 2 Danmark A/S. TV 2 Sport broadcasts the premium sports channel TV 2 Sport, TV 2 Sport HD, and the TV 2 Sport Premier League dedicated Barclays Premier League channel.
buyer: Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG B:$461.70)
Modern Times Group is an international entertainment broadcasting group with operations that span four continents and include free-TV, pay-TV, radio and content production businesses. "
target parent: TV 2 Danmark A/S
target: TV 2 Sport
TV 2 Sport was launched in April 2007 by MTG and TV 2 in Denmark, as a 50/50 joint venture company, and broadcasts the premium sports channel TV 2 Sport, TV 2 Sport HD, and the TV 2 Sport Premier League dedicated Barclays Premier League channel.
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closed 10/11/2010 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired ISP Sports, LLC

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, Inc. (IMG), the global sports and media company, said that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of ISP Sports, a leading U.S. college media rights management company.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: ISP Sports, LLC
Sports fans from upstate New York to south Florida, from southern California to the Pacific Northwest can tune in to the ISP Sports Network that includes more than 1,000 radio affiliates and over 100 TV outlets.
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closed 1/3/2018 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Exhibitions International

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Ultimate Fighting Championship

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Fusion Marketing

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired IMG LIVE

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired PWR Events Ltd

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired The Wall Group

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

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

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

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

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired MADE Fashion Week

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

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

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Global eSports Management

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

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

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Jpatton Sports Marketing

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

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

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Catalyst Public Relations

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Enetpulse Aps

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired ISP Sports, LLC

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

KIT digital, Inc., acquired Nunet AG

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

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Nunet AG

synopsis: IMG, the world’s leading sports, entertainment and media company, has acquired Nunet AG, a leading provider of mobile media solutions for 2.5G and 3G mobile network operators. Nunet will continue to operate its content aggregation, content enrichment and distribution services under its own brand, and be run as an independent business within IMG.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports & Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,500 people in 30 countries. Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004. "
target: Nunet AG
Germany-based Nunet is a global leader in video management for broadband, mobile and IPTV. Key clients include Mobilkom, Proximus, SFR, Vodacom and Vodafone Group, along with leading broadcasters and content producers, including Discovery Channel and Eurosport International.
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closed 12/27/2006 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Tennis Week

synopsis: IMG, the world’s premier sports, entertainment and media company, has acquired Tennis Week Magazine and its companion online news site tennisweek.com. The transaction closed on December 22, 2006. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports & Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,500 people in 30 countries. Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004. "
target: Tennis Week
Tennis Week is a leading tennis publication, provides the sport’s most in-depth reports of industry business to locker room chats with its top stars. Tennisweek.com provides instant coverage of the Grand Slams, the ATP and WTA Tours, in addition to major collegiate, junior and senior events.
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closed 6/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ZRG Partners, acquired Sucherman Group

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

Wasserman, will purchase Music Division from Paradigm Talent Agency

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

Two Circles Limited, acquired TRM Partners

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

Avalon Entertainment Limited, acquired The Agency (London) Limited

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

W2O Group, acquired starpower LLC

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

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Be Social

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

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Canvas Talent Private Limited

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

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

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

Bruin Sports Capital, acquired Two Circles Limited

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

LiveSport s.r.o., acquired Pragosport

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

Media Management, Inc., will acquire Sponsorship Science

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

QMS Media Limited, will acquire TLA Worldwide Plc

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

Trilantic Capital Management LLC, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

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

Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd., acquired Playmonks

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

rEvolution, acquired Revolution Sports Marketing Group

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

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

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

Endeavor, LLC, acquired Clifford French

synopsis: Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports, and fashion marketing agency, has acquired UK-based sport and entertainment communications agency Clifford French. Clifford French is a PR agency that delivers campaigns through sponsorship activation, talent and influencer marketing, digital and creative earned media news generation.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: Clifford French
Based in the UK, Clifford French is a sport and entertainment communications agency. They are a PR agency that delivers campaigns through sponsorship activation, talent and influencer marketing, digital and creative earned media news generation.
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closed 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

JMS United Inc., acquired MPandC Inc.

synopsis: MPandC Inc., a comprehensive management company for sports business, has been acquired by JMS United Inc., a multimedia company that primarily works with call center businesses and promotional work. MPandC provides sports consulting and works with active athletes.
buyer: JMS United Inc.
Based in Japan, JMS United Inc. provides comprehensive business solutions that is mainly involved in call center business and sales and promotion work. Some smaller industries that they are involved with are human resources and entertainment sound services. "
target parent: Mediaflag Inc
target: MPandC Inc.
Based in Japan, MPandC Inc. is a comprehensive management company for sports business. They provide consulting and support in the business aspect of sports with their extensive experience and network. They also host events to encourage and educate students about sports.
price ($mm)
$0.73*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
22.4x
closed 5/21/2018 via PR Newswire

RELEVENT, acquired BRC Group

synopsis: RELEVENT, a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group and organizer of the International Champions Cup, announced the acquisition of BRC Group, the leading soccer sales and marketing company in the USA dedicated exclusively to the Hispanic market.
buyer parent: RSE Ventures
buyer: RELEVENT
RELEVENT is a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group and organizer of the International Champions Cup. Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, works with the top international soccer entities in brand development, grassroots planning, corporate strategy and international touring. "
target: BRC Group
BRC Group is the leading soccer sales and marketing company in the USA dedicated exclusively to the Hispanic market. Founded to create and own unique properties and offer sponsors unequaled value in the Hispanic sports and entertainment market.
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closed 5/16/2018 via PR Web

Equestrian Marketing merged with Mixed Digital,

synopsis: Mixed Digital LLC—whose suite of services includes brand development, search marketing, social media management, web design, video production and more—merged with Equestrian Marketing, LLC, a New York City boutique agency specializing in sports marketing and management.
buyer: Mixed Digital
Mixed Digital is a full-service digital marketing agency. Their strategy involves a consultative approach to digital marketing. By taking a client’s budget and unique goals, they aim to propose just the right mix of digital solutions to achieve optimal results. "
target: Equestrian Marketing
Equestrian Marketing is a boutique agency that expertly handles market research, branding, content development, design, and distribution. Their team of experts help athletes and businesses in the professional sports industry to develop and deliver a strong brand position and launch strategy.
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$145.47
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($13.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
545
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Ticker: ASX:PNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pacific Star Network Ltd
Pacific Star Network Ltd
Pacific Star Network is an Australian sports media content and entertainment business. Pacific Star Network delivers brand stories to national, metropolitan and regional audiences via multiple platforms, including radio, print, television, online, in-stadium and events.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$49.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.53
EBIT ($mm)
$3.80
Net Income ($mm)
$1.95
Employees
55
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Ticker: SHSE:600136
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd. is a Chinese sports and entertainment company. Its business activities include production and distribution of film and television products, sports marketing and consulting, and sports brokerage services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$89.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.47
EBIT ($mm)
$30.19
Net Income ($mm)
$18.08
Employees
254
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Ticker: TSE:4301
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amuse Group
The Amuse Group is a Japanese entertainment company that provides artist management services. Amuse produces TV & radio programs, commercial films, and movies. Other interests are in publication, music software, and patent agent businesses.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$315.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.64
EBIT ($mm)
$31.64
Net Income ($mm)
$21.49
Employees
277
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A041510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
S.M. Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
247
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Ticker: WHLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilhelmina International, Inc.
Wilhelmina Models is one of the most prominent talent management agencies in the world. Wilhelmina has earned its prestigious standing as an industry leader by providing full-spectrum model management for women, men, full-figured, fitness, and children models, as well as entertainers and musicians.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$75.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.31
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$3.63
Employees
92
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,171.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,956.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$945.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,252.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.16
EBIT ($mm)
$98.26
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5647
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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