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closed 2/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Mattel, Inc., acquired HIT Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Mattel, Inc. has completed the acquisition of HIT Entertainment from a consortium of funds led by Apax Partners. HIT Entertainment is one of the largest independent owners of preschool intellectual property, including Thomas & Friends®, Barney®, Bob the Builder®, Fireman Sam® and Angelina Ballerina®.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
As the worldwide leader in play, the Mattel family comprises such best-selling brands as Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl® and Fisher Price® brands, which includes Little People®, Power Wheels® and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: HIT Entertainment Limited
HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Thomas & Friends™, Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™, Mike the Knight™, Pingu™ and Rainbow Magic™.
price ($mm)
$714
rev ($mm)
$180
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

DHX Media Ltd., will purchase Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake from Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

synopsis: DHX Media Ltd. (or the “Company”) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group Inc. (“Iconix”), which includes both an 80% controlling interest in Peanuts and 100% of Strawberry Shortcake. The remaining 20% interest in Peanuts will continue to be held by members of the family of Charles M. Schulz.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. "
seller: Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (ICON:$359.51)
The Peanuts brand, a global phenomenon, has a strong, diversified global licensing program in approximately 100 territories with approximately 1,120 licensees. A global girls’ property, Strawberry Shortcake is truly a timeless brand, continuing to resonate with young girls and their mothers.
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$345
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announced 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Astley Baker Davies

synopsis: Entertainment One will take a 70% stake in Astley Baker Davies, the creators of the popular animation series Peppa Pig. The first episode of Peppa pig was aired in 2004 and there are more than 12,000 branded products, from pencil cases and ice cream to bean bags and even Peppa Pig World theme parks in Hampshire and Milan.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: Astley Baker Davies
Astley Baker Davies are the Producers and Creators of Peppa Pig the pre-school animation series which has over 100 episodes and one TV Special. Their other series include Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom and The Big Knights.
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$212*
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announced 6/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Art Impressions Media Group Inc.

synopsis: International entertainment group Entertainment One has agreed to acquire the brand and licensing agency, Art Impressions Media Group. Art Impressions specialises in brand management and brand creation across a range of demographics, from children to adults.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
The Entertainment One group is the number one wholesale distributor of home entertainment products in Canada through its Entertainment One business. Entertainment One is also a producer, publisher and distributor of audio and visual products in the US through its Koch Entertainment business. "
target: Art Impressions Media Group Inc.
Art Impressions Media Group Inc. is a leading full-service brand-development and licensing agency which specializes in creating lifestyle brands. It focuses on developing “evergreen” programs capable of achieving licensing success across a broad spectrum of consumer products.
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on offer 6/7/2012 via

Konami Corporation, offer to acquire 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Konami Corp. offered to acquire substantially all assets from 4 Kids Entertainment Inc. 4Kids Entertainment prides itself in knowing what kids like. It acquires and develops innovative and exciting properties designed to entertain and engage kids during their leisure time.
buyer: Konami Corporation (KNM:$265,758.00)
Konami Corporation develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game software products for stationary and portable consoles, as well as for use on personal computers. It operates in three segments: Digital Entertainment, Gaming & Systems, and Health & Fitness. "
target: 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.
4Kids Entertainment prides itself in knowing what kids like. 4Kids Entertainment acquires and develops innovative and exciting properties designed to entertain and engage kids during their leisure time.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 6/6/2012 via

Saban Capital Group, purchased Yu-Gi-Oh!-Related Assets from 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Entertainment and merchandising-licensing company 4Kids Entertainment Inc. won approval to sell its Yu-Gi-Oh! business and CW television-network assets in a $15 million joint deal with Saban Capital Group.
buyer: Saban Capital Group (SCAC:$0.00)
Saban Capital Group, Inc. ("SCG") is a private investment firm specializing in the media and entertainment industries. SCG was established by Haim Saban, founder of Saban Entertainment, a global television broadcasting, production, distribution, merchandising and music company. "
seller: 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.
4Kids Entertainment prides itself in knowing what kids like. 4Kids Entertainment acquires and develops innovative and exciting properties designed to entertain and engage kids during their leisure time.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 12/6/2011 via BNC Analysis

Sanrio Co. Ltd, acquired Mister Men Limited

synopsis: Hello Kitty is acquiring the Mr. Men and Little Miss brands. After completing the purchase from UK company Chorion, which is being broken up, Sanrio will be launching a UK-based subsidiary with the aim of making more international acquisitions.
buyer: Sanrio Co. Ltd (SNROF:$790.46)
Sanrio Company, Ltd. offers retail services specializing in gifts. Sanrio also offers greeting cards, stationary sets, toys and books. Their store operations are mainly in Japan and the United states. "
target parent: Chorion plc
target: Mister Men Limited
Mister Men Limited is a series of characters created by Roger Hargreaves. The online website was created in 2001 and provides biographies for every single Mr. Men character as well as video clips from the television series and fun interactive parts as well.
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$39
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closed 2/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Mattel, Inc., acquired HIT Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Mattel, Inc. has completed the acquisition of HIT Entertainment from a consortium of funds led by Apax Partners. HIT Entertainment is one of the largest independent owners of preschool intellectual property, including Thomas & Friends®, Barney®, Bob the Builder®, Fireman Sam® and Angelina Ballerina®.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
As the worldwide leader in play, the Mattel family comprises such best-selling brands as Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl® and Fisher Price® brands, which includes Little People®, Power Wheels® and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: HIT Entertainment Limited
HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Thomas & Friends™, Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™, Mike the Knight™, Pingu™ and Rainbow Magic™.
price ($mm)
$714
rev ($mm)
$180
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/15/2008 via Company Press Release

Jim Pattison Group, acquired Guinness World Records

synopsis: HIT Entertainment Limited and The Jim Pattison Group. announced that Jim Pattison Entertainment Ltd., a subsidiary of the Group, has acquired Guinness World Records from HiT Entertainment. Details of the sale will not be made public.
buyer: Jim Pattison Group
The Jim Pattison Group focuses on the automotive, media, packaging, food sales and distribution, magazine distribution, entertainment, export and financial industries. "
target parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
target: Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records™ has become a household name and the global leader in world records. No other enterprise collects, confirms, accredits and presents world record data with the same investment in comprehensiveness and authenticity.
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$100
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closed 2/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mattel, Inc., acquired Sproutling

synopsis: Mattel, a toy manufacturing giant based in Segundo, California, acquired San Francisco-based Sproutling, which has developed a health sensing wearable device for babies. The sensor sends this data to a companion app on the user's phone and lets parents know if the baby is sleeping soundly or if there is some kind of issue.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
Mattel, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, and more. "
target: Sproutling
Sproutling is a family-technology company that creates thoughtfully-designed products to help make parents more effective. Their first product, The Sproutling Baby Monitor, is the first-of-its-kind baby monitor.
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closed 2/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Mattel, Inc., acquired HIT Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Mattel, Inc. has completed the acquisition of HIT Entertainment from a consortium of funds led by Apax Partners. HIT Entertainment is one of the largest independent owners of preschool intellectual property, including Thomas & Friends®, Barney®, Bob the Builder®, Fireman Sam® and Angelina Ballerina®.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
As the worldwide leader in play, the Mattel family comprises such best-selling brands as Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl® and Fisher Price® brands, which includes Little People®, Power Wheels® and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: HIT Entertainment Limited
HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Thomas & Friends™, Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™, Mike the Knight™, Pingu™ and Rainbow Magic™.
price ($mm)
$714
rev ($mm)
$180
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Mattel, Inc., purchased Apples to Apples®, Snorta® and Blink®. from Out of the Box Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Mattel, Inc. announced it has acquired the rights from Out of the Box Publishing, Inc., to manufacture, distribute and market several games properties, including the award-winning Apples to Apples®, Snorta® and Blink®.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
Mattel, Inc., is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, Tyco® R/C, as well as Fisher-Price® brands and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. "
seller: Out of the Box Publishing, Inc.
Out of the Box Publishing, Inc. has developed a strong array of family-friendly games, most notably Apples to Apples®. Apples to Apples, having sold more than 3 million units since its launch in 1998, recently earned the 2006 Toy of the Year (“TOTY”) award for “Game of the Year.”
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closed 8/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Mattel, Inc., purchased Apples to Apples®, Snorta® and Blink®. from Out of the Box Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Mattel, Inc. announced it has acquired the rights from Out of the Box Publishing, Inc., to manufacture, distribute and market several games properties, including the award-winning Apples to Apples®, Snorta® and Blink®.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
Mattel, Inc., is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, Tyco® R/C, as well as Fisher-Price® brands and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. "
seller: Out of the Box Publishing, Inc.
Out of the Box Publishing, Inc. has developed a strong array of family-friendly games, most notably Apples to Apples®. Apples to Apples, having sold more than 3 million units since its launch in 1998, recently earned the 2006 Toy of the Year (“TOTY”) award for “Game of the Year.”
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closed 11/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Audax Group, acquired PlayMonster

synopsis: Audax Group has acquired PlayMonster, a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools, from Topspin Partners, a suburban NY-based private equity fund focused on the lower middle-market.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group was founded in 1999 by Geoff Rehnert and Marc Wolpow with the vision of building an investment platform to provide capital for middle market companies. Audax Group manages approximately $13 billion of assets across its private equity, mezzanine debt, and private senior debt businesses. "
target parent: Topspin Partners
target: PlayMonster
PlayMonster, headquartered in Beloit, WI, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus™ Don’t Rock the Boat™, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Mirari®, Buzzword® and more.
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closed 5/25/2018 via PR Newswire

University Games, acquired The Haywire Group

synopsis: University Games, a San Francisco-based game and puzzle company, announced the acquisition of The Haywire Group, the award-winning manufacturer of dozens of games including Flickin' Chicken and Pizza Party dice game.
buyer: University Games
University Games was founded by Cris Lehman and Bob Moog on April 1, 1985. The company is active in more than 60 countries developing, marketing and distributing board games, puzzles, STEAM products and pre-school activities. "
target: The Haywire Group
Haywire was founded in 2005 by Barbara and Michael Fisher. The Company specializes in learning games starting with the award winning Dicecapades. Currently the company markets games to children and families. Top sellers include Flickin' Chicken®, Pizza Party®, Kerfuffle® and Shaboom®.
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announced 9/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Ultra PRO International LLC, will acquire Playroom Entertainment

synopsis: Ultra PRO International LLC, a leading manufacturer of tabletop games and accessories, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Playroom Entertainment, a publisher of board and card games of strategy, party and early learning genres.
buyer: Ultra PRO International LLC
Ultra PRO International LLC is the leading manufacturer and supplier of memorabilia, collectibles and tabletop gaming accessories, photo and scrapbooking albums and pages, Ultra Sleeves disposable, protective sleeves for computer tablets and school and office folders. "
target: Playroom Entertainment
Playroom Entertainment is a publisher of a broad range of tabletop games. Its Bright Idea Games portfolio presents specialty and mass market retailers with a full array of educational games that introduces and reinforces math, deduction and pattern recognition skills in children ages five and up.
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closed 6/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Carson Dellosa Education, acquired Kids Station Toys

synopsis: Carson Dellosa Education, one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers, announced the acquisition of Kids Station Toys, a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
buyer parent: Guardian Capital Partners
buyer: Carson Dellosa Education
Carson Dellosa Education is one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers. From backpacks and back seats to teacher desks and learning centers, Carson Dellosa products can be found anywhere children learn. "
target: Kids Station Toys
Kids Station Toys is a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
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closed 2/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mattel, Inc., acquired Sproutling

synopsis: Mattel, a toy manufacturing giant based in Segundo, California, acquired San Francisco-based Sproutling, which has developed a health sensing wearable device for babies. The sensor sends this data to a companion app on the user's phone and lets parents know if the baby is sleeping soundly or if there is some kind of issue.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
Mattel, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, and more. "
target: Sproutling
Sproutling is a family-technology company that creates thoughtfully-designed products to help make parents more effective. Their first product, The Sproutling Baby Monitor, is the first-of-its-kind baby monitor.
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