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announced 2/27/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Beatport

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc. announced it has agreed to acquire Beatport, the leading global online brand for DJs and fans of electronic dance music. With almost 40 million unique users per year, Beatport has become the premier on-line destination for dance music downloads, mixes, live DJ performances and news.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Beatport
Beatport is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Their flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists.
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$52 [$39]
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$48
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closed 6/27/2016 via PR Newswire

See Tickets International, acquired Flavorus

synopsis: See Tickets, a subsidiary of Vivendi, a Paris-based international media and content business, and part of Vivendi Ticketing, announced the completion of the acquisition of Flavorus. Flavorus is a premier ticketing company supporting major festivals, concerts, nightclubs, and special events around the world.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: See Tickets International
See Tickets is a full service ticketing company offering a comprehensive suite of ticketing, marketing, customer relationship management and analytics tools. It is uniquely positioned to facilitate events of all sizes across all sectors including music, festival, sport, fair, comedy and trade shows."
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: Flavorus
Flavorus is a leader in ticketing technology, customer service, on-site operations and event marketing. Flavorus is a premier ticketing company supporting major festivals, concerts, nightclubs, and special events around the world such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Red Bull, Electric Zoo, and others.
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closed 4/10/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Flavorus

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Flavorus , one of the most innovative ticketing companies in the EMC industry.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: Flavorus
Flavorus is a leader in ticketing technology, customer service, on-site operations and event marketing. Flavorus has more than 5,000 partners and is the go-to ticketing solution for EMC events including Electric Daisy Carnival, Hard Events, Pacha NYC, Beta Nightclub and other leading event brands.
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closed 8/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

MelodyVR, acquired Napster

synopsis: MelodyVR is acquiring Rhapsody International, which does business as Napster. Napster is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
buyer: MelodyVR
MelodyVR is the destination for music in virtual reality. From the side of the stage, to deep in the crowd, lose yourself in a world of live performances, wherever you are. "
target parent: RealNetworks, Inc.
target: Napster
Rhapsody International, dba Napster, is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$70]
rev ($mm)
$113
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0.6x
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closed 12/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Max Sound Corporation, acquired Liquid Spins, Inc.

synopsis: Max Sound Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets of Liquid Spins, Inc. in exchange for ten million dollars in an all stock transaction. Liquid Spins is a digital media distribution company that specializes in QR code marketing, apparel merchandising, scratch-off codes and more.
buyer: Max Sound Corporation
Max Sound Corporation's MAXD™ Audio Process makes everything sound better and can convert any audio file to high definition quality while significantly reducing the file size. The company is based in Houston, TX. "
target: Liquid Spins, Inc.
Liquid Spins is an established digital media distribution company who has secured contracts with all major record labels in the United States including Sony, Universal, Warner, Emi, Red and Curb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$9.26 [$9.45]
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$0
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closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired WE7

synopsis: Tesco has bought the digital music service We7 for £10.8m as the retail giant moves further into home entertainment. The supermarket company has taken a 91% stake in London-based We7, with the remaining shares to be purchased within weeks. We7 boasts a catalogue of 11m music tracks and is available on iPad, iPhone and Android apps and on the web.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: WE7
We7 is an ad-supported music streaming service and integrated MP3 store based in the UK. We7 competes with streaming music sites Last.fm, Spotify, lala, and Imeem and with music search sites such as Seeqpod, Songza, Skreemr, Deezer, and HypeMachine.
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closed 1/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Rhapsody International, acquired Napster

synopsis: Rhapsody announced its European expansion through the acquisition of Napster International, the first subscription (flat-rate) music service in Europe. Rhapsody will own and operate the Napster service in Germany and the United Kingdom.
buyer: Rhapsody International
The Rhapsody® digital music service gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than 13 million songs, whether they're listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. "
target parent: Best Buy
target: Napster
Napster offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music - anytime, anywhere. The company's flagship service, Napster, is the ultimate digital music package, offering unlimited on-demand music streaming.
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announced 12/15/2010 via Company Press Release

KDDI Corporation, will acquire KKBOX

synopsis: KDDI signed a definitive agreement to acquire KKBOX Inc, the digital music subscription service provider in Taiwan, from Skysoft Inc, which currently owns 100% share of the company.
buyer: KDDI Corporation (TSE:9433:$43,688.49)
KDDI CORPORATION is a Japan-based telecommunications company. The Company operates in three business segments. "
target: KKBOX
KKBOX Inc. provides online Chinese music services in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The company offers a multi-device digital music subscription service that features a Chinese song database and music tracks from music labels and publishers.
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announced 9/15/2008 via BusinessWeek

Best Buy, will acquire Napster

synopsis: Best Buy Co., Inc. and Napster Inc. announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for Best Buy to commence a tender offer for all outstanding Napster shares at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $121 million.
buyer: Best Buy (BBY:$49,621.00)
With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe and China, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. "
target: Napster
Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music -- anytime, anywhere. The Company's offerings include "Napster" (www.napster.com), "FreeNapster" (www.freeNapster.com) and "Napster Mobile".
price ($mm)
$121
rev ($mm)
$127
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0.9x
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announced 5/8/2007 via BusinessWire

CoMedia Corporation, will acquire Watchfire Music

synopsis: CoMedia Corporation will acquire all of the outstanding equity of Watchfire Music LLC, a privately held Los Angeles based web-centric music producer and distributor featuring Inspirational, Sacred, Spiritual and Christian music – selling single songs and CDs downloaded directly to consumers, affiliated ecommerce stores and retail sales.
buyer: CoMedia Corporation
CoMedia develops intellectual properties for our proprietary media platforms to create products, services and use our distribution channels to reach the tens-of-millions of people in our target markets. We are focused on building Social Networks around Sports Centric males in the 24 to 55 age group."
target: Watchfire Music
Watchfire has an established music catalogue and is licensing Christian Contemporary Music, the oldest and best known sound within Christian music, Gospel in all its forms, as well as Praise and Worship, a well established niche within Christian music.
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closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Trans World Entertainment, acquired Mix & Burn, LLC

synopsis: Trans World Entertainment Corporation, a leading entertainment specialty retailer and parent of f.y.e. (for your entertainment), announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in Mix & Burn, LLC the leading provider of digital content services to retailers nationwide.
buyer: Trans World Entertainment (TWMC:$327.04)
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video game products. The Company operates over 1,100 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and e-commerce sites. "
target: Mix & Burn, LLC
Using Mix & Burn's technology, consumers can mix and burn music CDs and download digital songs on demand, allowing the creation of customized playlists from an extensive catalog of new and old content.
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closed 11/3/2005 via BusinessWire

America Online, Inc., acquired MusicNow LLC

synopsis: Online music fans who love digital music have a new place to 'tune in' to discover, sample and buy music on the web after America Online, Inc., today announced that it has acquired the business of a digital music subscription company called MusicNow LLC.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: America Online, Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: MusicNow LLC
MusicNow operates a digital music service offering access to more than a million songs. Customers can listen to music streaming over the Internet or they can buy tracks and download them to their computer or portable music player. Files that are purchased and downloaded can also be burned to CDs.
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closed 2/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Motorola, Inc., acquired Soundbuzz Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Motorola, Inc. a global leader in mobile entertainment, has successfully completed its acquisition of Soundbuzz Pte., Ltd., a leading pan-Asian music provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Motorola, Inc. (MSI:$8,171.00)
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. The people of Motorola are committed to helping their customers to get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that they want and need. "
target: Soundbuzz Pte. Ltd.
Soundbuzz is Asia's largest online and mobile music company, with its 50-plus collective stores attracting the majority of online and wireless purchases. The company operates its own store, as well as providing content and/or technology infrastructure to partners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
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EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

entradium, acquired HipHopTickets

synopsis: Madrid-based entradium, the most powerful ticketing and sales management platform on the market, has acquired HipHopTickets.es, a company that offers tickets for concerts and events of hip hop, rap, urban and black music throughout Spain.
buyer: entradium
entradium is the most powerful ticketing and sales management platform on the market, and the cheapest. They are based in Madrid, Spain. "
target: HipHopTickets
HipHopTickets.es offers tickets for concerts and events of hip hop, rap, urban and black music throughout Spain.
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired tixCraft

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, has announced it will be expanding into Asia, by acquiring Tixcraft in Taiwan. Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, California with operations in many countries around the world. In 2010 it merged with Live Nation under the name Live Nation Entertainment. "
target: tixCraft
Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
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announced 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, will acquire EMP Merchandising

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EMP Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH, one of Europe’s leading specialty music and entertainment merchandise e-tailers.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is a global leader in national and international repertoire and home to some of the best-known labels in the recorded music industry. In addition to its U.S. labels, WMG operates through numerous affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. "
target parent: Sycamore Partners
target: EMP Merchandising
E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH operates as an online retailer. EMP are the largest mailorder supplier of rock and metal clothing and alternative merchandise in Europe.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sodero Gestion, acquired Woodbrass.com

synopsis: Sodero Gestion has acquired 55% of Woodbrass.com. Woodbrass.Com SAS engages in the online sale of musical instruments all over the world. It offers guitars, amplifiers, keyboards, drums and percussions, wind instruments, violins, home studios, Dj-lights, mics and wireless systems, effects and outboards, and more.
buyer: Sodero Gestion
Sodero Gestion is a private equity and venture capital arm of Caisse d'Epargne Bretagne-Pays de Loire specializing in seed, start-up, growth capital, recapitalization and buyout transactions. The firm usually invests in small and medium sized enterprises of all the sectors. "
target: Woodbrass.com
Woodbrass.Com SAS engages in the online sale of musical instruments all over the world. It offers guitars, amplifiers, keyboards, drums and percussions, wind instruments, violins, home studios, Dj-lights, mics and wireless systems, effects and outboards, and more.
price ($mm)
$5.69*
rev ($mm)
$49
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
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closed 8/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Sycamore Partners, acquired EMP Merchandising

synopsis: Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm based in New York, announced that it has acquired E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH, a Germany-based online retailer of rock music and entertainment-inspired apparel and accessories.
buyer: Sycamore Partners
Sycamore Partners is a private equity firm based in New York specializing in retail and consumer investments. The firm has more than $3.5 billion in capital under management. "
target: EMP Merchandising
E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH operates as an online retailer. EMP are the largest mailorder supplier of rock and metal clothing and alternative merchandise in Europe.
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closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ticketea, acquired Todaytickets GmbH

synopsis: Spanish ticketing startup Ticketea continues its mini shopping spree. The company, which claims to be the leading platform for event promotion and ticket selling in Spain, has acquired TodayTickets, the German last-minute ticket booking app, as a means to further expansion in Germany.
buyer: Ticketea
Ticketea is the leading DIY ticketing platform for Spanish Speaking countries. The service is designed to help small and medium size event organizers to promote their activities and sell their tickets. Ticketea is also suitable for free events distributing only invitations. "
target: Todaytickets GmbH
Todaytickets enables consumers to book last-minute deals for events with just three fingertips. At the same time, Todaytickets helps the live entertainment industry to monetize their unsold ticket inventory (up to 40% of the available tickets) last-minute.
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closed 6/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Max Media Group, acquired BB2Live.com

synopsis: Max Media Group, Inc., a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments, has closed the acquisition of the assets of www.BB2Live.com and the company's technology applications including Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Internet Radio, VOIP, and SMS text messaging.
buyer: Max Media Group (MXMI:$0.00)
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks. "
target: BB2Live.com
BB2Live's technology applications include Internet Radio Protocol, IPTV (Internet Television), VOIP and SMS text messaging. BB2Live has approximately 15 million subscribers and users of its various services.
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closed 5/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Beatport, acquired Labelradar Inc.

synopsis: Beatport has continued to grow their offerings for artists with the acquisition of LabelRadar. LabelRadar is a company that has built its reputation with artists as a valuable platform to introduce them to labels, notifying them immediately when their demo is listened to, and paving the way for them to get signed.
buyer parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
buyer: Beatport
Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport is the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. "
target: Labelradar Inc.
LabelRadar is a company that has built its reputation with artists as a valuable platform to introduce them to labels, notifying them immediately when their demo is listened to, and paving the way for them to get signed.
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closed 2/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Beatport, acquired AMPsuite

synopsis: Beatport, an online music store focused on electronic music, has acquired AMPsuite, an integrated music royalty accounting, label management, and promotional system for record labels. AMPsuite provides a web-based system that simplifies royalty accounting and allows users to create customizable email promos and manage their business from anywhere.
buyer parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
buyer: Beatport
Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport today is the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. "
target: AMPsuite
AMPsuite is a fully integrated music royalty accounting, label management, and promotional system for record labels. AMPsuite provides a web-based, all-in-one system that simplifies royalty accounting and allows users to create customizable email promos and manage their business from anywhere.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Loopmasters Ltd., purchased Beatport Sounds from Beatport

synopsis: Beatport, the world’s premier digital music store for DJs, has sold its Beatport Sounds business to Loopmasters, the leading online store for sound packs and plugins. Beatport Sounds allows clients to create their own sound with royalty free loops, samples, sound effects and patches.
buyer: Loopmasters Ltd.
Loopmasters is an English sound design record label based in Brighton, England. Loopmasters release and publish sample packs on the pro-audio market and cooperate with major software and hardware vendors including Akai, Pioneer, Roland and Serato. "
seller parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
seller: Beatport
Beatport Sounds allows clients to create their own sound with royalty free loops, samples, sound effects and patches. Elevate a set in the DJ booth, refine original tracks in the studio, and get inspired everywhere else music is played.
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closed 4/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Beatport, acquired Pulselocker

synopsis: Beatport, a provider of music downloads for DJs and club music enthusiasts, has acquired Pulselocker, a streaming service tailored to DJs. Pulselocker offers a Spotify-style streaming service licensed for DJ use. Users can search through Pulselocker's cloud-based library from within programs like rekordbox, and tracks can then be stored offline.
buyer parent: LiveStyle, Inc.
buyer: Beatport
Beatport provides electronic dance music downloads for DJs and club music enthusiasts. It allow its users to access the music through downloads in MP3, MP4, and WAV formats on a pay per download basis from a library of independent labels in techno, electro, trance and other dance music genres. "
target: Pulselocker
Pulselocker is a streaming service tailored to DJs. Pulselocker offers a Spotify-style streaming service licensed for DJ use. Users can search through Pulselocker's cloud-based library from within programs like Serato and rekordbox, and tracks can then be stored offline in a user's collection.
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announced 2/27/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Beatport

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc. announced it has agreed to acquire Beatport, the leading global online brand for DJs and fans of electronic dance music. With almost 40 million unique users per year, Beatport has become the premier on-line destination for dance music downloads, mixes, live DJ performances and news.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Beatport
Beatport is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Their flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists.
price ($mm)[EV]
$52 [$39]
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$48
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$0
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0.9x
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104.3x
closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

LivexLive Media, acquired React Presents

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, has acquired React Presents from LiveStyle, the largest global producer of live music events. React Presents is a full service club, concert, and festival promotion company. Their events include the Spring Awakening Music Festival, Mamby on the Beach, and more.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$65.23)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: React Presents
React Presents is a full service club, concert, and festival promotion company. React Presents produces events and festivals in Chicago, Detroit and other select markets throughout the Midwest U.S., including the Spring Awakening Music Festival, Mamby on the Beach, and various other large events.
price ($mm)
$5.00
rev ($mm)
$15
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0.3x
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Loopmasters Ltd., purchased Beatport Sounds from Beatport

synopsis: Beatport, the world’s premier digital music store for DJs, has sold its Beatport Sounds business to Loopmasters, the leading online store for sound packs and plugins. Beatport Sounds allows clients to create their own sound with royalty free loops, samples, sound effects and patches.
buyer: Loopmasters Ltd.
Loopmasters is an English sound design record label based in Brighton, England. Loopmasters release and publish sample packs on the pro-audio market and cooperate with major software and hardware vendors including Akai, Pioneer, Roland and Serato. "
seller parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
seller: Beatport
Beatport Sounds allows clients to create their own sound with royalty free loops, samples, sound effects and patches. Elevate a set in the DJ booth, refine original tracks in the studio, and get inspired everywhere else music is played.
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announced 6/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, will acquire i-Motion GMBH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, based in Berlin, will acquire I-Motion GmbH, the German operating unit of LiveStyle, Inc. I-Motion is an organizer of electronic music events with long-established and profitable formats such as "Mayday," "Nature One," "Ruhr in Love." I-Motion also operates beverage concessions, marketing, sponsorship, and more.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG), based in Germany, is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts. "
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: i-Motion GMBH
Koblenz-based I-Motion promotes between six and eight electronic music events a year. In addition to the conception, planning and execution of events, I-Motion also operates beverage concessions, event staff and management, marketing, sponsorship, merchandise, talent booking, and ticketing services.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

See Tickets International, acquired Paylogic

synopsis: Vivendi has announced that See Tickets, its international ticketing services company, acquired Paylogic, a ticketing and technology company headquartered in Amsterdam, from LiveStyle. Founded in 2005, Paylogic is the fastest growing ticketing company in Europe, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: See Tickets International
See Tickets is one of the largest primary ticket companies in Europe - they have the muscle of a big organization, but hold the values of a small one. Their focus is getting their customers to live events. "
target parent: LiveStyle, Inc.
target: Paylogic
Founded in 2005 in the Netherlands, Paylogic is the fastest growing ticketing company in Europe, with offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Paylogic has developed revolutionary digital ticketing environments for 1000’s of clients.
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closed 4/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Beatport, acquired Pulselocker

synopsis: Beatport, a provider of music downloads for DJs and club music enthusiasts, has acquired Pulselocker, a streaming service tailored to DJs. Pulselocker offers a Spotify-style streaming service licensed for DJ use. Users can search through Pulselocker's cloud-based library from within programs like rekordbox, and tracks can then be stored offline.
buyer parent: LiveStyle, Inc.
buyer: Beatport
Beatport provides electronic dance music downloads for DJs and club music enthusiasts. It allow its users to access the music through downloads in MP3, MP4, and WAV formats on a pay per download basis from a library of independent labels in techno, electro, trance and other dance music genres. "
target: Pulselocker
Pulselocker is a streaming service tailored to DJs. Pulselocker offers a Spotify-style streaming service licensed for DJ use. Users can search through Pulselocker's cloud-based library from within programs like Serato and rekordbox, and tracks can then be stored offline in a user's collection.
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closed 6/27/2016 via PR Newswire

See Tickets International, acquired Flavorus

synopsis: See Tickets, a subsidiary of Vivendi, a Paris-based international media and content business, and part of Vivendi Ticketing, announced the completion of the acquisition of Flavorus. Flavorus is a premier ticketing company supporting major festivals, concerts, nightclubs, and special events around the world.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: See Tickets International
See Tickets is a full service ticketing company offering a comprehensive suite of ticketing, marketing, customer relationship management and analytics tools. It is uniquely positioned to facilitate events of all sizes across all sectors including music, festival, sport, fair, comedy and trade shows."
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: Flavorus
Flavorus is a leader in ticketing technology, customer service, on-site operations and event marketing. Flavorus is a premier ticketing company supporting major festivals, concerts, nightclubs, and special events around the world such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Red Bull, Electric Zoo, and others.
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, Inc., acquired Fame House, LLC

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced the acquisition of Fame House, an award-winning, innovative digital marketing agency whose clients include artists, brands and festivals including Eminem, Pearl Jam, Mitchell & Ness and Electric Zoo.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide. "
target parent: SFX Entertainment, Inc.
target: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is an award-winning global agency with a modern approach to direct-to-fan digital marketing and merchandising. They build, manage, and activate online fan bases through a comprehensive service offering. They work with artisits, labels, events and brands to implement digitial marketing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.00 [$1.40]
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announced 5/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Robert F.X. Sillerman, will acquire SFX Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX Entertainment’s Chairman and CEO, will acquire all of the outstanding shares of SFX that he does not already own. The company is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals.
buyer: Robert F.X. Sillerman
Robert F.X. Sillerman is an American businessman and media entrepreneur. He is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of SFX Entertainment, the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. "
target: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity.
price ($mm)[EV]
$326 [$582]*
rev ($mm)
$373
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/15/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Awakenings Festival

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Netherlands-based Monumental Productions B.V., producers of Awakenings Festival and other world-class techno music events under the brand Awakenings.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Awakenings Festival
Founded in 1997, Awakenings began as an indoor event held at the famed Gashouder venue in Amsterdam. The first outdoor Awakenings Festival was held in 2001. In 2013, Awakenings hosted nearly 100,000 fans across eight events in the Netherlands.
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closed 9/11/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Plus Talent

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals, announced its acquisition of Plus Talent, a leading talent agency, promoter and producer of events in Brazil.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Plus Talent
Plus Talent, founded 20 years ago by Luiz Eurico Klotz, Edo Van Duyn and Silvio Conchon, represents DJs and producers, books talent, and produces events and tours across the country. Plus Talent promotes Tomorrowland Brazil and other leading franchises, such as Armin Only and I Am Hardwell.
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closed 4/21/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Perryscope Productions

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced it has acquired Perryscope Productions, LLC, a New York-based full-service licensing and merchandise company.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: Perryscope Productions
Perryscope Productions, LLC is a New York-based Licensing and Merchandise company proudly representing the "iconic and eclectic" from artists, Broadway shows, and family entertainment to electric dance music festivals.
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closed 4/7/2014 via Company Press Release

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired The Meta Agency

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content, announced the acquisition of The Meta Agency. The Meta Agency manages visual, experiential and interactive artists who design for events, brand activations and permanent installations.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: The Meta Agency
The Meta Agency manages visual, experiential and interactive artists who design for events, brand activations and permanent installations. Founded in 2010, it has 16 leading interactive design, technology, visual arts, motion graphics and video companies in its portfolio.
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closed 4/7/2014 via Company Press Release

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired TMWRK Management

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced the acquisition of TMWRK Management, one of the leading management and DJ-, producer- and artist-representation companies in electronic music.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: TMWRK Management
TMWRK Management is one of the leading management and DJ-, producer- and artist-representation companies in electronic music. TMWRK is renowned as a leader in creative artist marketing.
price ($mm)
$9.27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/7/2014 via Company Press Release

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Learned Evolution

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture, announced the acquisition of Learned Evolution, a digital branding and marketing agency that specializes in multidisciplinary design, social media marketing and technology-driven experiences.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: Learned Evolution
Learned Evolution is a digital branding and marketing agency that specializes in multidisciplinary design, social media marketing and technology-driven experiences. It developed the marketing and communications platform for Brooklyn Bowl and many others.
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closed 4/10/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Flavorus

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Flavorus , one of the most innovative ticketing companies in the EMC industry.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: Flavorus
Flavorus is a leader in ticketing technology, customer service, on-site operations and event marketing. Flavorus has more than 5,000 partners and is the go-to ticketing solution for EMC events including Electric Daisy Carnival, Hard Events, Pacha NYC, Beta Nightclub and other leading event brands.
price ($mm)
$18
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/9/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired React Presents

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc, announced that it has completed the purchase of React Presents, one of the leading producers and promoters of festivals and events in the Midwest. React Presents is known for its two major festivals, Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago and Summer Set Music & Camping Festival.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: React Presents
React Presents is a full-service concert and festival promotion company based in Chicago, known for its two major festivals, Spring Awakening Music Festival in Chicago and Summer Set Music & Camping Festival, held in Northern Wisconsin.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 2/13/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Rock in Rio

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced that it has completed its acquisition of a 50-percent interest in Rock in Rio, one of the biggest festival franchises in the world.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Rock in Rio
Rock in Rio has become one of the largest music and entertainment events in the world. The festival has been held 13 times, five in Brazil, five in Portugal and three in Spain, for a total audience in excess of 7 million.
price ($mm)
$62*
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closed 3/3/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired B2S Holding BV

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent of B2S Holding BV, which specializes in hard electronic dance music.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: B2S Holding BV
B2S is one of the world's leading event organisations, specialized in Hard Electronic Dance Music festivals and live events. The company is based in Capelle aan den, the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
$19*
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closed 12/3/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Paylogic

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused primarily on electronic music culture (EMC), announced that it has acquired 75 percent of Paylogic, a leading new generation ticketing company in Europe.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Paylogic
Paylogic, a leading new generation ticketing company in Europe. Paylogic offers event organizers high end technological solutions with which they gain full control over ticket sales and access management.
price ($mm)
$22*
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closed 11/19/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired i-Motion GMBH

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused primarily on electronic music culture, announced that it has acquired i-Motion GMBH, the leading electronic music promoter in Germany. The acquisition brings some of Europe's leading electronic music brands into the SFX family.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: i-Motion GMBH
The Koblenz-based i-Motion has been in existence since 1994 and is the German market leader for live events in the dance and electronic music segment, and has reach in Poland, Hungary, Russia, Estonia and other European markets.
price ($mm)
$21
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Superstruct Entertainment, acquired ID&T

synopsis: Superstruct Entertainment, a global live entertainment platform, has acquired ID&T from Axar Capital, an employee-owned investment boutique. ID&T is the world’s leading electronic music experience company. ID&T works with talented and innovative DJs, musicians, creatives and artists to create dance events that bring people together.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Superstruct Entertainment
Superstruct Entertainment is a global live entertainment platform that owns and operates festivals and live music events. Superstruct operates more than 30 large scale festivals and events, including Sziget, elrow, Sónar, Øyafestivalen, Flow Festival and more. "
target parent: Axar Capital
target: ID&T
ID&T is the world’s leading electronic music experience company. ID&T works with talented and innovative DJs, musicians, creatives and artists to create dance events that bring people together. Their music festivals include Mysteryland, Sensation, Thunderdome, Tomorrowland, and more.
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announced 6/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, will acquire i-Motion GMBH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, based in Berlin, will acquire I-Motion GmbH, the German operating unit of LiveStyle, Inc. I-Motion is an organizer of electronic music events with long-established and profitable formats such as "Mayday," "Nature One," "Ruhr in Love." I-Motion also operates beverage concessions, marketing, sponsorship, and more.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG), based in Germany, is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts. "
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: i-Motion GMBH
Koblenz-based I-Motion promotes between six and eight electronic music events a year. In addition to the conception, planning and execution of events, I-Motion also operates beverage concessions, event staff and management, marketing, sponsorship, merchandise, talent booking, and ticketing services.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Beyond Capital Partners GmbH, acquired BigCityBeats GmbH

synopsis: Beyond Capital Partners, a leading Frankfurt based Private Equity investor has acquired an electronic music event promoter BigCityBeats, based in Frankfurt, Germany. BigCityBeats is a leading producer and host of stadium based events for club music and is well known for its trademark "World Club Dome".
buyer: Beyond Capital Partners GmbH
Beyond Capital Partners (BCP) is a leading Frankfurt based Private Equity investor focusing on succession plan solutions, expansion capital and buyouts. BCP is specifically investing in midsize companies in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. "
target: BigCityBeats GmbH
BigCityBeats GmbH is a leading producer and host of stadium based events for club music. It's most famous brand is known under the trademark of "World Club Dome", which spreads the glamour of a club, paired with the open air feeling of a festival.
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announced 5/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Robert F.X. Sillerman, will acquire SFX Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX Entertainment’s Chairman and CEO, will acquire all of the outstanding shares of SFX that he does not already own. The company is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals.
buyer: Robert F.X. Sillerman
Robert F.X. Sillerman is an American businessman and media entrepreneur. He is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of SFX Entertainment, the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. "
target: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity.
price ($mm)[EV]
$326 [$582]*
rev ($mm)
$373
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/15/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Awakenings Festival

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Netherlands-based Monumental Productions B.V., producers of Awakenings Festival and other world-class techno music events under the brand Awakenings.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Awakenings Festival
Founded in 1997, Awakenings began as an indoor event held at the famed Gashouder venue in Amsterdam. The first outdoor Awakenings Festival was held in 2001. In 2013, Awakenings hosted nearly 100,000 fans across eight events in the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/11/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Plus Talent

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals, announced its acquisition of Plus Talent, a leading talent agency, promoter and producer of events in Brazil.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Plus Talent
Plus Talent, founded 20 years ago by Luiz Eurico Klotz, Edo Van Duyn and Silvio Conchon, represents DJs and producers, books talent, and produces events and tours across the country. Plus Talent promotes Tomorrowland Brazil and other leading franchises, such as Armin Only and I Am Hardwell.
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closed 2/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

AEG Live, acquired Madison House, Inc.

synopsis: Madison House Presents — co-producer of Michigan’s Electric Forest festival — has been acquired by AEG Live. Electric Forest is a four-day, multi-stage, camping festival.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: AEG Live
AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. "
target: Madison House, Inc.
Madison House, Inc. provides artist management and booking services for its clients. The company specializes in the propulsion of live music. It offers festivals and events, venue consulting, and talent procurement services. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Boulder, Colorado.
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closed 3/3/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired B2S Holding BV

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent of B2S Holding BV, which specializes in hard electronic dance music.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: B2S Holding BV
B2S is one of the world's leading event organisations, specialized in Hard Electronic Dance Music festivals and live events. The company is based in Capelle aan den, the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
$19*
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closed 11/19/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired i-Motion GMBH

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused primarily on electronic music culture, announced that it has acquired i-Motion GMBH, the leading electronic music promoter in Germany. The acquisition brings some of Europe's leading electronic music brands into the SFX family.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: i-Motion GMBH
The Koblenz-based i-Motion has been in existence since 1994 and is the German market leader for live events in the dance and electronic music segment, and has reach in Poland, Hungary, Russia, Estonia and other European markets.
price ($mm)
$21
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closed 11/4/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Made Event

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused primarily on electronic music culture (EMC), announced that it has acquired Made Event, the premiere electronic music production company and creators of the Electric Zoo Festival.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Made Event
Made Event is the premiere electronic music production company and creators of the Electric Zoo Festival. The Electric Zoo Festival is New York City's largest dance music festival, with more than 100,000 attendees.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/29/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Totem OneLove Group

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC), announced that it has acquired 100 percent of the assets of Totem OneLove Group Pty Ltd., promoter and producer of the leading Australian EMC festival, Stereosonic.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Totem OneLove Group
Totem OneLove Group is Australia’s leading innovators in the dance music scene. Developing a strong identity and attitude that focuses on being at the forefront in all elements of the industry. Totem's Stereosonic is Australia’s unofficial number one electronic music festival.
price ($mm)
$69
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/21/2013 via New York Times

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire ID&T

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the leading platform for electronic dance music events and media, announced that it had agreed to acquire ID&T, the leading producer of dance music festivals and events worldwide. The deal follows a previously announced joint venture between SFX and ID&T, which will bring ID&T events to North America.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: ID&T
ID&T is a pioneering electronic music experience company. They work with the world’s most talented and innovative DJs, musicians, creatives and artists to create dance events that bring people together, in places that thrill the senses.
price ($mm)
$102*
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closed 11/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc., acquired Lavish Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc., a multifaceted consulting company pursuing ventures in the Health, Entertainment and Technology sectors, announced the completion of its first acquisition, Lavish Entertainment, Inc., an established concert production Company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada.
buyer: Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc. (OTC Pink: TOMI:$0.00)
Golden Triangle Ventures, Inc. or "GTV" is a multifaceted consulting company pursuing ventures in the Health, Entertainment and Technology sectors. The Company aims to purchase, acquire and/or joint venture with established entities within these areas of business. "
target: Lavish Entertainment, Inc.
Lavish Entertainment, Inc., dba EpicRaves, is an established concert production Company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company has helped successfully organize some of the most exciting Electronic Dance Music events in Las Vegas.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, acquired Zhara Music

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced the acquisition of leading indie label Zhara Music, and the launch of the Russian division of its legendary Atlantic Records label. Zhara Music was co-founded by artists and businessmen EMIN and Bahh Tee.
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: Zhara Music
Zhara Music, a Russian indie label, has become a hugely significant player in the fast-growing Russian music industry. They also host the ZHARA Festival, a music festival which takes place in Azerbaijan, near the coast of Caspian Sea every year.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Feldman Agency, acquired The Feldman Agency

synopsis: Sam Feldman, founder of Canada’s the Feldman Agency (TFA), has sold the business to the agency’s president, Jeff Craib, and vice-president, Tom Kemp. The agency books acts including Diana Krall, Barenaked Ladies, Sum 41, Carly Rae Jepsen and Alessia Cara from its offices in Vancouver and Toronto.
buyer: The Feldman Agency
The Feldman Agency is one of North America's premiere entertainment talent agencies and management groups. They have a wealth of experience in artist representation, talent, booking, event services and corporate consulting. They are based in Toronto and Vancouver. "
target: The Feldman Agency
The Feldman Agency is one of North America's premiere entertainment talent agencies and management groups. They have a wealth of experience in artist representation, talent, booking, event services and corporate consulting. They are based in Toronto and Vancouver.
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closed 9/27/2018 via BusinessWire

AEG Presents, acquired PromoWest Productions

synopsis: AEG Presents, a global leader in concert promotion and venue management, announced that it has acquired PromoWest Productions, one of the country’s most prominent and respected independent live music promoters and the premier concert promotion company in Central Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: AEG Presents
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. "
target: PromoWest Productions
PromoWest Productions is the largest full-service, independently owned and operated entertainment company in the Midwest and was named in the top 10 largest rock promoters in the United States.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vivo Concerti, acquired Vivo Concerti

synopsis: Warner Music Group has sold Italian live promotion company Vivo Concerti. The firm has been acquired by its MD, Clemente Zard. Warner Music Italy acquired Vivo in 2011, setting it up as an internal division. Vivo Concerti has produced tours for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead and Subsonica.
buyer: Vivo Concerti
Vivo Concerti is an Italian live promotion company based in Milano. Vivo Concerti has produced tours for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead, Sigur Rós and Subsonica. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Vivo Concerti
Vivo Concerti is an Italian live promotion company based in Milano. Vivo Concerti has produced tours for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead, Sigur Rós and Subsonica.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

This is Global Limited, purchased Four Festivals from Impresario Festivals plc

synopsis: Impresario Festivals, one of the UK's leading independent music festival promoters, has sold four of its successful festivals to This is Global Limited, home to some of the UK's biggest and best-loved radio stations. The acquisition includes Rewind, Boardmasters, Field Day and South West Four.
buyer: This is Global Limited
Global (This is Global) is home to some of the UK's biggest and best-loved radio stations. They also manage some of the best musical talent around, publish some of the biggest tracks in the charts, and run two of the freshest music TV channels there are. "
seller: Impresario Festivals plc
The acquisition includes Rewind, Boardmasters, Field Day and South West Four music festivals from Impresario Festivals. Impresario Festivals is one of the UK's leading independent music festival promoters.
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closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Blaze Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Future PLC, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has purchased publisher and event organizer Blaze Publishing Ltd, the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Blaze Publishing Ltd
Blaze has grown to become the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
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closed 4/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Broadwick Live Limited, acquired Glass Butter Beach Ltd.

synopsis: Broadwick Live, who organise the annual Festival No.6 at Portmeirion near Porthmadog, acquired 65% of wakeboarding and music festival Glass Butter Beach. Festival No.6 organisers will take control of line-up, ticketing, site design and logistics of the summer Glass Butter Beach event at Abersoch.
buyer: Broadwick Live Limited
Broadwick Live is an international team of creative people with a central HQ in London, best known as the people behind internationally acclaimed and award winning festivals and events including Snowbombing, Festival Number 6, Bacardi Triangle and Lollibop. "
target: Glass Butter Beach Ltd.
Glass Butter Beach is a beach based music and action sports festival with a huge emphasis on wake, surf and eclectic music, great friends, good times & addictive beach lifestyle.
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