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announced 10/17/2011 via BNC Analysis

Prometheus Global Media, will acquire Back Stage

synopsis: Prometheus Global Media, the parent company of The Hollywood Reporter, has struck a strategic alliance with a group of investors led by John Amato that will acquire a stake in Back Stage, which provides news and information on the performing arts sector, particularly TV, film and theatre.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music; Film; and Advertising & Marketing. Its assets include Billboard and its related conference events, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, and more. "
target: Back Stage
Back Stage is a magazine that provides news and information on the performing arts sector, particularly TV, film and theatre. Back Stage reaches a potential audience of more than 2 million entertainers and industry professionals.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired StarNow

synopsis: Backstage, a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators, announced that it has acquired StarNow, a New Zealand-based talent platform for actors, models, influencers and musicians.
buyer: Back Stage
Backstage is a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators. They enable productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. "
target: StarNow
StarNow is the leading auditions and jobs website for actors, models, dancers, photographers, stylists, crew, and musicians. They have over four million members worldwide, and they work with some of the industry’s top casting professionals.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired The Mandy Network

synopsis: Backstage, a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators, announced that it has acquired The Mandy Network, a UK-based talent platform for cast, crew, production services and creative professionals.
buyer: Back Stage
Backstage is a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators. They enable productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. "
target: The Mandy Network
Mandy Network is a UK-based talent platform for cast, crew, production services and creative professionals. Over 2.9 million creative professionals use Mandy to find work and to network, including Actors, Film and TV Crew, Backstage Theatre, Voiceover Artists, Dancers, Singers, Musicians and more.
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closed 6/24/2021 via PR Web

Togetherwork, acquired Acceptd

synopsis: Togetherwork has acquired Acceptd, the premier application and audition platform for the arts. Togetherwork’s portfolio of offerings includes advanced payment offerings, which will allow Acceptd’s customers to transact more efficiently with modern features, move across all geographies, and ensure compliance.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: Togetherwork
Togetherwork is a leader in software and payments for member-based organizations, helping them grow, become more efficient, increase revenues and provide excellent service to their members and constituents. They operate across the non-profit, higher education, and recreation and leisure end markets."
target: Acceptd
Acceptd is a leading software platform connecting artists and art organizations. Arts organizations of all types and sizes are empowered by Acceptd to dramatically reduce the administrative side of recruiting while increasing the size of their applicant talent pool.
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announced 3/24/2021 via PR Web

iHire, will acquire Work in Sports

synopsis: iHire announced plans to acquire WorkInSports, a leading employment hub of the sports industry. Post-acquisition, WorkInSports will be fully integrated with iHire’s platform, allowing job seekers in the sports industry to take advantage of iHire’s advanced job matching technology, career resources, resume writing tools, and more.
buyer: iHire
iHire is a leading career-oriented platform that brings candidates and employers together in 56 industry-focused communities. They believe that by narrowing job seekers’ and employers’ searches within a specific industry, they can connect high-quality talent with the right opportunities. "
target: Work in Sports
Phoenix-based WorkInSports has been widely recognized as the #1 source for jobs in the sports industry. With over 8,000 sports employers nationwide actively posting their latest openings, WorkInSports has helped thousands of job seekers follow their passion and discover their dream career in sports
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Sportsfield Co., Ltd., acquired Spojoba

synopsis: Sportsfield, a Japanese provider of recruitment support services for the sports industry, has acquired Spojoba from Sports Mario, a sporting goods retailer in Japan. Spojoba is a Japanese recruitment site that specializes in the sports industry. Spojoba offers over 400 job listings for a variety of sports, including baseball, golf, soccer and more.
buyer: Sportsfield Co., Ltd. (TSE:7080:$17.76)
Sportsfield is a Japanese provider of recruitment support services for the sports industry. Sportsfield plans and operates Sponavi, the largest sports-focused job-hunting event for university graduates. The company also provides recruitment consulting services. "
target parent: Sports Mario Co., Ltd.
target: Spojoba
Spojoba is a Japanese recruitment site that specializes in the sports industry. Spojoba offers over 400 sports related job listings. The platform offers jobs for a variety of sports, including baseball, golf, martial arts, soccer, winter sports, bicycling, and more.
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closed 12/20/2012 via Forbes

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Behance

synopsis: Adobe announced that it is acquiring Behance, “a leading online social media platform that enables creatives to showcase and share their work,” to become part of their Creative Cloud suite of tools and online services for designers. The privately-held portfolio powerhouse has one million members and also host portfolios.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$12,436.30)
For over 25 years, Adobe Systems Incorporated’s award-winning software and technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. "
target: Behance
Behance's core product is the Behance Network, the leading platform for creative professionals across all industries. Members create multi-media portfolios that showcase their work within the Network, as well as throughout partner sites and organizations, and the industry-specific Served Sites.
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announced 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Snappr Pty. Ltd., will acquire Photographers.com.au

synopsis: On-demand photography start-up Snappr will take over Photographers.com.au, one of Australia's largest advertising platforms for professional photographers. With about 5000 registrants, Photographers.com.au offers a user generated photographers directory where people can search, find and hire the services of a photographer.
buyer: Snappr Pty. Ltd.
Snappr is an online marketplace for on-demand professional photographers. They connect professional photographers with businesses and consumers who need quality photography for an amazing price. They offer photographers for events, graduations, fashion, portraits, real estate and more. "
target: Photographers.com.au
Photographers.com.au is one of Australia's largest advertising platforms for professional photographers with about 5000 registrants. It offers a user generated photographers directory where people can search, find and hire the services of a photographer.
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closed 9/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

StudioBinder Inc., acquired ProductionBeast

synopsis: StudioBinder Inc., a film production management software company allowing video professionals and agencies to create call sheets, shot lists, storyboards, and more, announced that it has acquired ProductionBeast, a job board and social networking community for television and film. Film companies use ProductionBeast’s job board to find talent.
buyer: StudioBinder Inc.
StudioBinder offers a cloud-based solution for video production management. Their product allows productions to better manage themselves with team collaboration features, script breakdowns, scheduling, shot listing, storyboarding, call sheets, contact management and more. "
target: ProductionBeast
ProductionBeast connects television, film and video freelancers with employers in the entertainment industry. Production companies use ProductionBeast’s job board to find the best talent. Its social networking features allows freelancers, vendors, and companies to create profiles and connect.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired StarNow

synopsis: Backstage, a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators, announced that it has acquired StarNow, a New Zealand-based talent platform for actors, models, influencers and musicians.
buyer: Back Stage
Backstage is a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators. They enable productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. "
target: StarNow
StarNow is the leading auditions and jobs website for actors, models, dancers, photographers, stylists, crew, and musicians. They have over four million members worldwide, and they work with some of the industry’s top casting professionals.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired The Mandy Network

synopsis: Backstage, a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators, announced that it has acquired The Mandy Network, a UK-based talent platform for cast, crew, production services and creative professionals.
buyer: Back Stage
Backstage is a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators. They enable productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. "
target: The Mandy Network
Mandy Network is a UK-based talent platform for cast, crew, production services and creative professionals. Over 2.9 million creative professionals use Mandy to find work and to network, including Actors, Film and TV Crew, Backstage Theatre, Voiceover Artists, Dancers, Singers, Musicians and more.
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closed 1/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Back Stage, acquired Sonicbids

synopsis: Backstage, LLC announced that it has acquired Sonicbids, the leading platform for bands to connect with promoters and market themselves online. The deal, financed by Guggenheim Partners, combines the two leading entities for actors, musicians, casting directors and promoters to showcase and discover talent.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Back Stage
Founded in 1960, Backstage is the world's most trusted name in casting, auditions and entertainment-industry opportunities. Backstage helps actors, models, dancers, singers, comedians, variety performers, voice-over artists, and crew members find gigs. "
target: Sonicbids
Sonicbids is the leading platform for bands to book gigs and market themselves online. It connects more than 400,000 bands with 30,000 promoters from over 100 different countries.
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announced 10/17/2011 via BNC Analysis

Prometheus Global Media, will acquire Back Stage

synopsis: Prometheus Global Media, the parent company of The Hollywood Reporter, has struck a strategic alliance with a group of investors led by John Amato that will acquire a stake in Back Stage, which provides news and information on the performing arts sector, particularly TV, film and theatre.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music; Film; and Advertising & Marketing. Its assets include Billboard and its related conference events, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, and more. "
target: Back Stage
Back Stage is a magazine that provides news and information on the performing arts sector, particularly TV, film and theatre. Back Stage reaches a potential audience of more than 2 million entertainers and industry professionals.
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closed 8/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Prometheus Global Media, acquired Mediabistro

synopsis: Prometheus Global Media LLC, a collection of trade publications and events backed by a unit of Guggenheim Partners, has completed its acquisition of Mediabistro from the Mecklermedia Corp. Terms of the deal for Mediabistro, known for its website featuring job listings for journalists for other media professionals, weren't provided.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music; Film; and Advertising & Marketing. Its assets include Billboard and its related conference events, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, and more. "
target parent: Mecklermedia Corporation
target: Mediabistro (MBIS:$13.13)
Mediabistro is the leading provider of jobs, news, education, events, and research for the media industry. Their mission is to help media professionals succeed and grow in their careers as we provide them with opportunities to acquire new positions, knowledge, skills, and connections.
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announced 10/17/2011 via BNC Analysis

Prometheus Global Media, will acquire Back Stage

synopsis: Prometheus Global Media, the parent company of The Hollywood Reporter, has struck a strategic alliance with a group of investors led by John Amato that will acquire a stake in Back Stage, which provides news and information on the performing arts sector, particularly TV, film and theatre.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Prometheus Global Media
Prometheus Global Media is a diversified company with leading assets in the media and entertainment arenas, including: Music; Film; and Advertising & Marketing. Its assets include Billboard and its related conference events, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Mediaweek, and more. "
target: Back Stage
Back Stage is a magazine that provides news and information on the performing arts sector, particularly TV, film and theatre. Back Stage reaches a potential audience of more than 2 million entertainers and industry professionals.
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closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Alex Fane, acquired Fane Productions Ltd.

synopsis: Literary events production company Fane Productions has become independent, after its founder Alex Fane sealed a reaquisition of the 80% majority stake from Original Talent. The company focuses on hosting events revolving around literature, podcasts, the stage and screen.
buyer: Alex Fane
Alex Fane is a 25-year-old entrepreneur that formed Fane Productions in February 2017. Fane Productions is one of the UK’s fastest growing and most dynamic production companies. "
target parent: Original Talent Limited
target: Fane Productions Ltd.
Fane Productions operates as a unique one-stop shop for top talent from across the global entertainment industry. The company focuses on hosting events revolving around literature, podcasts, the stage and screen and is based in London.
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announced 10/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Silver Lake Partners, will acquire TEG Pty Limited

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, will acquire TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company, from Affinity Equity Partners (S) Pte Ltd and its affiliates. TEG’s integrated live entertainment platform combines ticketing and event promotion, venue management, data analytics, and marketing services.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over US $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Affinity Equity Partners
target: TEG Pty Limited
Based in Australia, TEG is a dynamic and integrated group that promotes live sports and entertainment, provides essential ticketing, technology, and e-commerce services and is a major player in data science and analytics, digital marketing, and customer research.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Virgin Fest, acquired Kaaboo Festival

synopsis: Virgin Fest, the music festival arm of Richard Branson’s worldwide Virgin brand, has acquired Kaaboo, San Diego's largest music, comedy, culinary and art festival. Kaaboo began with its flagship property Kaaboo Del Mar in 2015 and has expanded to the Caribbean (Kaaboo Cayman) and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (Kaaboo Texas).
buyer parent: Virgin Group, Ltd.
buyer: Virgin Fest
Virgin Fest is the music festival arm of Richard Branson’s worldwide Virgin brand. Virgin Fest is being touted as a multi-experiential festival series centered around music, exploration, innovation and generosity. "
target: Kaaboo Festival
Kaaboo is San Diego's largest music, comedy, culinary and art festival. Kaaboo began with its flagship property Kaaboo Del Mar in 2015 and has expanded to the Caribbean (Kaaboo Cayman) and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (Kaaboo Texas).
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Angus Montgomery Arts, acquired India Art Fair

synopsis: MCH Group company in Basel (Switzerland), is selling its 65.0 percent stake in India Art Fair in New Delhi (India) to Angus Montgomery Arts. India Art Fair is the leading platform to discover modern and contemporary art from South Asia and a portal to the region’s cultural landscape.
buyer parent: Montgomery Worldwide
buyer: Angus Montgomery Arts
Led by Chairman Sandy Angus, Angus Montgomery Arts has more than 40 years’ experience in the contemporary arts sphere, establishing successful fairs globally. Angus Montgomery Arts is committed to delivering high quality, regional art fairs that serve the needs of collectors and galleries. "
target parent: MCH Group AG
target: India Art Fair
India Art Fair is the leading platform to discover modern and contemporary art from South Asia and a portal to the region’s cultural landscape. Taking place annually in the capital city of New Delhi, India Art Fair reflects the country’s fast-developing art scene.
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closed 8/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

TEG Pty Limited, acquired The MJR Group

synopsis: TEG, Australia's leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics business that promotes live sports and entertainment, provides essential ticketing, technology and e-commerce services, has acquired The MJR Group, a UK-based event promoter and venue operator that produces more than 2000 shows a year and owns multiple venues all over the UK.
buyer: TEG Pty Limited
Based in Australia, TEG is Asia Pacific’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics business. The group promotes live sports and entertainment, provides essential ticketing, technology and e-commerce services. "
target: The MJR Group
The MJR Group is a UK-based event promoter and venue operator. They produce more than 2000 shows a year, host concert tours, and own multiple venues all over the UK. They also have stakes in various venues including The Warehouse in Leeds and Propaganda, a famous club-night brand in the UK.
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announced 7/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire OCESA

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a controlling interest in OCESA Entretenimiento, a leading promoter in Latin America and owner of Ticketmaster Mexico from CIE and Grupo Televisa.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target parent: CIE
target: OCESA
One of the most prominent live events businesses globally, OCESA promotes more than 3,100 events for nearly 6 million fans annually across Mexico and Colombia and has a robust business portfolio in ticketing, sponsorship, food & beverage, merchandise, and venue operation.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Emerson Collective, acquired Pop-Up Magazine Productions

synopsis: Emerson Collective, the social impact organization run by Laurene Powell Jobs, has acquired Pop-Up Magazine Productions, the publisher of Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine. Pop-Up Magazine is a live show about reported stories, photography, film, radio, and music. The California Sunday Magazine is a magazine focused on photography.
buyer: Emerson Collective
Emerson Collective is an organization dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so people can live to their full potential. Established and led by Laurene Powell Jobs, it centers its work on education, immigration reform, the environment and other social justice initiatives. "
target: Pop-Up Magazine Productions
Pop-Up Magazine Productions is the publisher of Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine. Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine show about reported stories, photography, film, radio, and music. The California Sunday Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine focused on feature stories and photography.
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closed 7/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Cirque du Soleil, acquired VStar Entertainment Group

synopsis: Global live entertainment leader Cirque du Soleil announced the acquisition of Minnesota-based VStar Entertainment Group, a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Cirque du Soleil
Headquartered in Canada, Cirque du Soleil creates content for a broad range of audacious projects. The organization has extended its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. "
target parent: AUA Private Equity Partners
target: VStar Entertainment Group
VStar Entertainment Group is a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From concept through activation, VStar imagines and creates custom tours that provide highly engaging entertainment for fans of all ages.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Social Chain, acquired Glow Media Group

synopsis: Social marketing agency The Social Chain Group has fully acquired influencer agency Glow. Glow is a talent management agency that represents leading social and traditional talent including YouTube creators, actors and presenters, Instagrammers and bloggers across the UK and Germany.
buyer: Social Chain (DB:PU11:$0.00)
Social Chain is Europe's largest, and fastest growing Social Media and Influencer Marketing agency. They don't believe in traditional marketing, they believe in disruptive, internet - breaking social media. They are based in Manchester, UK. "
target: Glow Media Group
Glow is a talent management agency that represents leading social and traditional talent including YouTube creators, actors and presenters, Instagrammers and bloggers across the UK and Germany.
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closed 12/5/2016 via PR Newswire

On Location Experiences, acquired Kreate Inc

synopsis: On Location Experiences (OLE), the official hospitality partner of NFL, announced its acquisition of Kreate Inc., a leading full-service live creative concept, production and entertainment firm, as well as Nomadic Entertainment. OLE has also entered into a new joint venture with Kirshner Events. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
buyer parent: National Football League
buyer: On Location Experiences
As the official hospitality provider of the NFL, On Location Experiences provides proprietary fan access to marquee NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NFL Draft, and International Series Games in London. "
target: Kreate Inc
Kreate Inc is a leading full service live creative concept and production and entertainment firm with a detailed focus on creating the most unique and inspiring one day live events, multiple day festivals, permanent attractions and hospitality venues.
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announced 9/12/2016 via Company Press Release

MCH Group AG, will acquire India Art Fair

synopsis: MCH Swiss Exhibitions (Basel) Ltd. of MCH Group, a leading international live-marketing group of companies, is acquiring 60.3% of the shares in Seventh Plane Pvt. Ltd in New Delhi, the organizer of the India Art Fair, South Asia’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art and portal to the region’s cultural landscape.
buyer: MCH Group AG (SWX:MCHN:$181.86)
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions. "
target: India Art Fair
India Art Fair is South Asia’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art and portal to the region’s cultural landscape. Founded in 2008, India Art Fair has become the bedrock of a now booming cultural community with connections to every level of the market.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Urban Expositions, acquired LeftField Media LLC

synopsis: LeftField Media announced it has been acquired by Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events Company. LeftField is a Norwalk-based event organizer with a growing portfolio of consumer events focused on passionate communities around the US.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Urban Expositions
Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events serving nine industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Apparel, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Halloween & Party, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry. "
target: LeftField Media LLC
LeftField Media is a boutique events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion.
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closed 7/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

TEG Pty Limited, acquired Dainty Group International

synopsis: TEG, Australia and New Zealand’s only integrated live entertainment organization connecting Ticketing, Live Content Touring, Research and Data Analytics, has acquired Dainty Group, a company that has been producing live entertainment across Australasia since the early 1970s.
buyer: TEG Pty Limited
TEG is Australia and New Zealand’s only integrated live entertainment organisation connecting Ticketing, Live Content Touring, Research and Data Analytics. Ticketek is Australasia’s leading event ticketing company, powered by their database of 11.7 million unique live entertainment fans. "
target: Dainty Group International
Dainty Group has been producing live entertainment across Australasia since the early 1970s and was recognised by the highly acclaimed SportBusiness International Magazine as one of world’s 20 most influential promoters and ranked by Billboard Magazine as the 5th largest promoter in the world.
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closed 4/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

TEG Live, acquired The Entertainment Store

synopsis: TEG Live, a company that is focused on live content, hospitality and sponsorship, has acquired The Entertainment Store, Australasia’s premier entertainment booking agency service and production company, supplying live entertainment for retail, corporate, private and special events.
buyer parent: TEG Pty Limited
buyer: TEG Live
TEG Live is focused on live content, hospitality and sponsorship. The business has proven success in staging a broad range of major live event content such as the 2015 International Champions Cup, One Direction’s 2015 Stadium Tour and will open the Rolling Stones Exhibition in London in 2016. "
target: The Entertainment Store
The Entertainment Store is Australasia’s premier entertainment booking agency service and production company, supplying live entertainment for retail, corporate, private and special events.
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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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announced 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Equity Partners, will acquire Nine Live

synopsis: Nine Entertainment Co has agreed to sell its Nine Live division to Affinity Equity Partners. Nine Live is an integrated live entertainment, sport and lifestyle business focusing on live content, hospitality, sponsorship, consulting and event management.
buyer: Affinity Equity Partners
Affinity Equity Partners is one of the largest dedicated Asian private equity firms and focuses on leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Nine Live
Nine Live is an integrated live entertainment, sport and lifestyle business focusing on live content, hospitality, sponsorship, consulting and event management.
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closed 12/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac, purchased Ringier Alex Springer CZ from Ringier Axel Springer Media AG

synopsis: Entrepreneurs Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac have bought company Ringier Alex Springer CZ, the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market.
buyer: Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac
Daniel Kretinsky and Patrik Tkac are two businessmen and entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic. "
seller: Ringier Axel Springer Media AG
Ringier Alex Springer CZ is the biggest publisher of dailies on the Czech market. Ringier Axel Springer Media AG is a leading integrated multimedia company in Central and Eastern Europe.
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closed 10/7/2013 via Company Press Release

Brand Events Limited, acquired Brand Events Limited

synopsis: Ingenious Media Active Capital has sold its entire 69.5% interest in Brand Events to Christopher Hughes, the CEO of Brand Events. The company specializes in creating live consumer events providing experiences that enable consumers to indulge in their passions. Brand Events’ portfolio of events includes La Dolce Vita, Top Gear Live, and more.
buyer: Brand Events Limited
Brand Events specializes in creating live consumer events providing experiences that enable consumers to indulge in their passions. Brand Events’ portfolio of events includes; Who Do You Think You Are?, La Dolce Vita, Top Gear Live, and more. "
target parent: Ingenious Media Active Capital
target: Brand Events Limited
Brand Events specializes in creating live consumer events providing experiences that enable consumers to indulge in their passions. Brand Events’ portfolio of events includes; Who Do You Think You Are?, La Dolce Vita, Top Gear Live, and more.
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closed 8/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Informa Canada, acquired Hobby Star Marketing Inc.

synopsis: Consumer event company Informa Canada has acquired Hobby Star Marketing of Toronto. Hobby Star operates a series of pop culture events, including Fan Expo Canada, Comic Book Expo, CN Anime and Gaming Expo. Informa's events include the Interior Design Show, Delicious Food, the Toronto International Art Fair, and Construct Canada, among others.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Canada
Informa Canada produces and manages over 46 seminars, conferences, trade and consumer shows every year. Informa's events include the Interior Design Show, Delicious Food, the Toronto International Art Fair, Construct Canada, Buildex Vancouver and the One Of A Kind Shows. "
target: Hobby Star Marketing Inc.
Hobby Star Marketing, Inc. (HSM) was founded in 1992 as one of Canada's premiere sports and entertainment marketing agencies. Since the beginning, HSM has specialized in placing professional sports and entertainment celebrities at a variety of venues in addition to hosting its own signature events.
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announced 9/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Dare.Win will be merged with MediaMonks B.V.,

synopsis: MediaMonks, a global creative production partner and S4 Capital company, is to merge with Dare.Win, an award-winning digital creative agency that is comprised of more than 80 talents in Paris and are united by the following three entities: a creative agency, a consulting division and an in-house production team.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, MediaMonks is a global creative production partner. They work with the world’s leading agencies, biggest brands and innovative media and technology companies. They turn ideas, strategy and IP into award-winning campaigns, film, content, products and platforms. "
target: Dare.Win
Dare.Win is an award-winning digital creative agency that is comprised of more than 80 talents in Paris and are united by the following three entities: a creative agency, a consulting division and an in-house production team.
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