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closed 3/11/2013 via Market Wire

Chyron Corporation, acquired Hego Group

synopsis: Chyron Corporation, a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications, announced that its merger with Hego AB has been finalized, creating ChyronHego Corporation.
buyer: Chyron Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
Chyron defines and dominates the world of broadcast graphics. Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings. "
target: Hego Group
The Hego Group has spent over four decades helping broadcasters and the sports industry offer audiences a more engaging live entertainment experience by providing a full end-to-end delivery capability for the creation and enhancement of live production content.
price ($mm)
$19
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$15
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1.9x
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closed 5/31/2017 via PR Newswire

Videohouse nv, acquired TV Data SA/NV

synopsis: Videohouse, market leader in audio-visual facilities in Belgium, announces its acquisition of TV Data, specialized in real-time tv graphics. TV Data will therefore also become part of the Euro Media Group. The two companies have collaborated in the past, and are both top-level producers of live graphics in Belgium and France.
buyer parent: PAI Partners
buyer: Videohouse nv
Videohouse has been a known player in the Belgian media sector for many years. Videohouse produces Motion Design and Augmented Reality at their BOOST division, in addition to Live Graphics. The company - established in 1980 - has grown to become facility market leader in Belgium over the past years."
target: TV Data SA/NV
Since 1986, TV Data has built an excellent reputation in the field of television infographics and information technology. Their core business is to provide Live Graphics for live broadcasts, sports and other events. Solutions are customized for each customer, both nationally and internationally.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BusinessWire

SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation, acquired Sportvision Inc.

synopsis: SportsMEDIA Technology, provider of live data integration, real-time graphics presentation, and video enhancement solutions for live sports telecasts and live entertainment productions, announced that it has acquired Chicago, Ill.-based Sportvision, the premier innovator of sports and entertainment products for fans, media companies and marketers.
buyer: SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation
SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation provides video enhancement software, production tools, and professional services to producers of live television sports broadcasts. It offers clocks and score boards, race crawls, virtual insertion products, tickers, telestration products, and stand alone graphics."
target: Sportvision Inc.
Sportvision solutions have enhanced experiences for fans and marketing partners of the NFL, MLB, NASCAR, the Olympic Games, NHL, PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, NBA, NCAA, WTA, MLS, IRL, X Games and other sport events on-air and online.
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closed 7/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Stadium Sports Animation merged with Heart+Hammer,

synopsis: Heart+Hammer, a North Carolina digital marketing agency, is excited to announce its merger with Stadium Sports Animation, a company that is dedicated to 3D animation for the enrichment of any game day presentation, web presence or broadcast.
buyer: Heart+Hammer
Heart+Hammer is a digital marketing agency based in Raleigh, N.C. The agency specializes in growth-driven marketing with a focus on integrated strategic planning, creative services and sales enablement. "
target: Stadium Sports Animation
Stadium Sports Animation ("SSA") was established in 1997 and is dedicated to 3D animation for the enrichment of any game day presentation, web presence or broadcast. SSA has more than 20 years of experience in professional sports animation, and has worked with the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Sud Ouest SA, acquired Digivision SA

synopsis: Groupe Sud Ouest, one of the largest regional media groups in France, has increased their stake in Digivision SA from 37% to 85% of the capital. Established in France through its network of agencies, Digivision produces television programs and reports for national and local TV stations. Digivision also produces magazines, institutional film, and co
buyer: Groupe Sud Ouest SA
Based in Bordeaux, Groupe Sud Ouest is one of the largest regional media groups in France. The company publishes five paid daily newspapers, four magazines, and several specialty publications. The group also operates two local TV stations and has an extensive online presence for its publications. "
target: Digivision SA
Based in France, Digivision produces television programs and reports for national and local television stations (TF1, LCI, France Television, M6, BFM TV). Digivision also produces magazines, documentary & institutional films, Web TV, as well as captures footage for events and covers sports.
price ($mm)
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$6
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0.0x
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closed 9/1/2013 via PR Web

Frozen Fire, acquired Big Eagle Productions

synopsis: Frozen Fire, a strategic messaging and video production company acquired Big Eagle productions a Dallas-based video production agency. This acquisition allows Frozen Fire to expand their video marketing services, helping small to midsize businesses effectively engage with their target audiences.
buyer: Frozen Fire
Frozen Fire is a digital business development and communication strategy firm that help businesses have the tools necessary to know exactly who their customers are and what their customers are looking for. It helps companies connect with their customers via digital marketing strategies "
target: Big Eagle Productions
Big Eagle Productions LLC provides video production services. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Crafty Apes, acquired CVD VFX

synopsis: Crafty Apes, a full-service visual effects company with studios in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York, has acquired CVD VFX, an award-winning, full-service visual effects studio based in Vancouver. CVD specializes in CG and compositing, game cinematics, concept and design services for film, network episodic and streaming content producers.
buyer: Crafty Apes
Crafty Apes, a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, is a full-service visual effects company with studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York. Crafty Apes has a talented roster of creative and production supervisors that offer a full suite of VFX services. "
target: CVD VFX
CVD VFX is a full-service visual effects studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Focusing on compositing and photoreal CG content, CVD is recognized for consistently and professionally delivering the highest quality in VFX.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Market Wire

Grom Social, acquired Top Draw Animation

synopsis: Grom Holdings Inc., the privately-held parent company of Grom Social Inc., announced that it has acquired 100 percent of award-winning, Top Draw Animation. The acquisition of a major international animation producer is the latest step as part of an aggressive growth strategy for Grom Social, the safe social network created for "by kids for kids."
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is the safe social network created by "kids for kids". Launched by 12-year-old Zach Marks, Grom Social is quickly becoming the leading safe social media platform for children worldwide "
target: Top Draw Animation
Top Draw Animation specializes in 2D digital production methodologies. It provides a full range of pre-production and production services to leading international producers.
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announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dock10, will acquire Edit19

synopsis: MediaCityUK-based dock10 has agreed a deal to acquire boutique Manchester based post production house Edit19, bringing VFX and Motion Graphics specialisms to the company.
buyer: Dock10
Dock10, operating at the heart of MediaCityUK, is a leading digital media service provider. Clients have access to a wide range of HD TV studios, digital post-production, cloud media management services and advanced connectivity options. "
target: Edit19
Edit 19 concentrates on working closely with clients to deliver highly creative visual effects, animation and HD/3D finishing. Edit 19's services include Offline/Online editing, colour grading, GFX, VFX compositing, audio and 3D modelling and animation.
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closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

NEP Group, Inc., acquired Fletcher Group, LLC

synopsis: NEP Group, a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment, announced its acquisition of Fletcher Group, LLC, a Chicago-area company that provides the highest-end specialty ultra-slow motion and robotic camera systems.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
Since 1986, NEP has been a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events. "
target: Fletcher Group, LLC
For nearly 30 years, Fletcher Group has provided the entertainment and broadcasting market the highest-end specialty camera systems (ultra-slow motion and robotic camera systems) and provides experienced field operators to deliver innovative angles for thousands of high profile events.
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closed 6/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Production Resource Group, acquired XL Video Group

synopsis: Production Resource Group, L.L.C. announced that it has acquired the XL Video Group, one of the largest providers of premier multi-market video services. XL Video is a multi-award winning provider of creative video solutions for concert touring, corporate events, exhibitions, automotive, television, sports, and theatre.
buyer: Production Resource Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., ("PRG") is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: XL Video Group
Founded in 1995, XL Video is a multi award winning provider of creative video solutions for Concert Touring, Corporate and Special Events, Exhibitions and Trade Shows, Television, Sports, Theatre and The Arts.
price ($mm)
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$93
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0.0x
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closed 1/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Production Resource Group, acquired Chaos Visual Productions

synopsis: Production Resource Group LLC, (PRG) the world's leading provider of entertainment and event technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Chaos Visual Productions. Headquartered in Burbank, CA, with an office in Bedfordshire, U.K., Chaos provides full service video production for live events.
buyer: Production Resource Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., ("PRG") is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: Chaos Visual Productions
Chaos Visual Productions has become the "go to" company for specialty lighting, LED special effects, video projection, show programming execution, and effects lighting for feature films and television.
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closed 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Emaji, Inc., acquired Framepool

synopsis: Emaji, Inc. announced the acquisition of 86.6 percent of the outstanding shares of Framepool AG, a leading distributor of stock footage with headquarters in Munich, Germany. Framepool collects, selects and prepares high quality video footage from TV, movie or commercial film producers and sells licenses to its growing library of clips.
buyer: Emaji, Inc. (OTCPK:EMJI:$0.00)
Emaji, Inc., based in Irvine, California, is a publicly traded development stage company with two divisions: Entertainment, and Ventures. They seek to establish a fast-growing industry player with a diversified stream of revenue and strong corporate governance. "
target: Framepool
Framepool collects, selects and prepares high quality video footage from TV, movie or commercial film producers and sells licenses to its growing library of over one million clips to its customers, among them the most prominent advertising agencies, broadcasters and production companies.
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announced 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rockpool Investments LLP, will acquire Smyle

synopsis: Rockpool has acquired a majority stake in UK-headquartered creative agency Smyle. Smyle employs 70 people who work with global brands across sectors including tech, media, IT, finance and pharmaceuticals. The business has delivered international events for clients such as Samsung, Facebook, Salesforce, EY, BT and ARM.
buyer: Rockpool Investments LLP
Rockpool Investments LLC, a private company investment firm based in London, believes that private companies offer investors great value, potential for enhanced returns and diversification for traditional investment portfolios. Powerful tax reliefs for estate and tax planning are also key benefits. "
target: Smyle
Smyle is a creative agency based out of Hertford, United Kingdom. Smyle provides video production and content creation services to clients globally. They are passionate about fusing creativity with technology to deliver extraordinary live events and innovative digital experiences around the world.
price ($mm)
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$39
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closed 3/8/2021 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Disguise Systems Ltd.

synopsis: The Carlyle Group announced it has acquired a majority stake in disguise, a leading provider of extended reality (xR) technology. Headquartered in London, UK, they specialize in combining real-time 3D visualization-based software with high performance hardware.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target: Disguise Systems Ltd.
Disguise is a leading provider of extended reality (xR) technology. Headquartered in London, UK, they specialize in combining real-time 3D visualization-based software with high performance hardware.
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announced 10/23/2018 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Digital Monarch Media

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Monarch Media, a Canadian company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
buyer: Unity Technologies (:$772.45)
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, giving developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. "
target: Digital Monarch Media
Founded in 2014, Digital Monarch Media Ltd™ is a Canadian corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are a company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Cityneon Holdings Limited, acquired Animax Designs Inc.

synopsis: Cityneon Holdings, a Singapore-based experience entertainment company, has acquired Animax Designs, Inc., a world leader and global provider of animatronic characters. Animax creates cutting-edge animatronic and interactive characters, animated costumes, and puppets, and serves some of the largest operators in entertainment industries.
buyer: Cityneon Holdings Limited (SGX:5HJ:$74.08)
Cityneon is a Singapore-based experience entertainment company specialising in transforming customer and brand experiences. The company encompasses four independent yet integrated business divisions—Interior Architecture, Experiential Environments, Events, and Exhibitions. "
target: Animax Designs Inc.
Animax utilizes leading-edge technology to create animatronic and interactive characters, animated costumes, and puppets. Animax serves some of the largest operators in the world in the themed entertainment, live attractions, location-based entertainment, commercial, film, and television industries.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fox Corporation, acquired Bento Box Entertainment

synopsis: Fox has snapped up Bento Box Entertainment, an animation company that produces Bob's Burgers (on Fox) as well as series like Glove & Boots (on YouTube) and Paradise PD (for Netflix). Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Bento Box Entertainment
Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide. Recognized as the leading producer of primetime animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks.
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closed 10/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Virtuos Games, acquired CounterPunch Studios

synopsis: Development and 3D art production company Virtuos has acquired CounterPunch Studios and opened a new concept studio in Montreal. The purchase of the LA-based CounterPunch, which offers facial and body modeling, rigging, and look development and animation services, will allow Virtuos to strengthen its presence in North America.
buyer: Virtuos Games
Founded in 2004, Virtuos Ltd. is a leading videogame content production company. Virtuos specializes in game development and AAA 3D art production for consoles and mobile titles, enabling its customers to generate additional revenue and achieve operational efficiency. "
target: CounterPunch Studios
Located in California, Counter Punch Studios (CPS), is a fully realized CG animation studio offering a full service pipeline. They specialize in Facial and Full Body Animation (both hand-keyed and motion captured), Textures/Shaders for pre-rendered and real time rendering solutions, and more.
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

StretchSense Limited, acquired MocapNow

synopsis: StretchSense, a New Zealand-based global supplier of soft, stretchy sensors, buys US motion capture heavyweight MocapNow. Mocap Now is the premier motion capture studio in the Pacific Northwest. Founded by industry veterans of film and game development, Mocap Now's mission is to deliver the highest quality motion capture to their clients.
buyer: StretchSense Limited
StretchSense is a global supplier of soft, stretchy sensors. StretchSense aims to create a better world for the next generation. Their mission is to democratize wearables by making cutting-edge R&D accessible to everyone. "
target: MocapNow
Mocap Now is the premier motion capture studio in the Pacific Northwest. Founded by industry veterans of film and game development, Mocap Now's mission is to deliver the highest quality motion capture to their clients with the lowest amount of stress.
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closed 3/11/2013 via Market Wire

Chyron Corporation, acquired Hego Group

synopsis: Chyron Corporation, a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications, announced that its merger with Hego AB has been finalized, creating ChyronHego Corporation.
buyer: Chyron Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
Chyron defines and dominates the world of broadcast graphics. Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings. "
target: Hego Group
The Hego Group has spent over four decades helping broadcasters and the sports industry offer audiences a more engaging live entertainment experience by providing a full end-to-end delivery capability for the creation and enhancement of live production content.
price ($mm)
$19
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$15
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1.9x
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closed 7/7/2016 via GlobeNewswire

ChyronHego Corporation, acquired ClickEffects

synopsis: ChyronHego announced that the company has acquired Sound & Video Creations Inc., a leading developer of digital content management and delivery solutions for sports stadium presentations and broadcasts. Sound & Video Creations is well-known for its ClickEffects family of products for live audiovisual entertainment production.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: ChyronHego Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
ChyronHego is a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout and real-time data visualization with a wide range of products and services for live television, news and sports production. "
target: ClickEffects
Click Effects systems provide video and audio content control and delivery for live sports and entertainment events. The systems of Click Effects, CrossFire, Blaze, and ProAudio set new benchmarks for the delivery, management and control of content for display systems of stadiums and arenas.
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closed 9/10/2015 via Company Press Release

ChyronHego Corporation, acquired Newsroom Solutions, LLC

synopsis: ChyronHego announced the acquisition of Newsroom Solutions, a leading provider of fully integrated software, hardware, and services for local and network cable and television stations. Newsroom Solutions offers a suite of content and brand management solutions for deploying data-driven news ticker graphics such as severe weather alerting, and more.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: ChyronHego Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
ChyronHego is a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout and real-time data visualization with a wide range of products and services for live television, news and sports production. . "
target: Newsroom Solutions, LLC
Newsroom Solutions, LLC is the leading fully-integrated software, hardware, and services provider for local and network cable and television stations. Founded in 1998, the company aimed to fill a niche and has fueled an industry in the process.
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closed 8/10/2015 via Market Wire

ChyronHego Corporation, acquired VidiGo

synopsis: ChyronHego announced that the company has acquired VidiGo, a Dutch provider of innovative, IT-based software solutions for live broadcast production workflows. Based in Amsterdam, VidiGo provides a suite of tools for the creation and management of broadcast-quality video content.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: ChyronHego Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
ChyronHego is a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout and real-time data visualization with a wide range of products and services for live television, news and sports production. . "
target: VidiGo
VidiGo believes broadcasting should be fun, easy and cost effective. That's why they've designed the best software solutions for live production in the world. Their software seamlessly integrates with third party equipment and can update and upgrade as desired.
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closed 3/9/2015 via Market Wire

Vector Capital, acquired ChyronHego Corporation

synopsis: ChyronHego Corporation, a leading provider in broadcast graphics creation, play-out and real-time data visualization, announced the completion of its acquisition by funds managed by Vector Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses.
buyer: Vector Capital
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. Vector identifies and pursues these investments in both the private and public markets. "
target: ChyronHego Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
ChyronHego is a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout, and real-time data visualization that offers a wide variety of products and services for live television. Their graphics are used by thousands of broadcasters from around the world including ABC, FOX, CBS, ESPN and many more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$114 [$112]
rev ($mm)
$58
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$5
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1.9x
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20.6x
announced 4/6/2014 via Company Press Release

ChyronHego Corporation, will acquire WeatherOne

synopsis: ChyronHego announced that the company has reached a definitive agreement to acquire WeatherOne AS, a leading provider of weather forecast solutions for broadcast and digital media. WeatherOne is a privately held company that is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
buyer: ChyronHego Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
ChyronHego a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout, and real-time data visualization offering a wide variety of products and services for live television, news, and sports production. "
target: WeatherOne
WeatherOne is a Norwegian software company that provides weather forecast solutions for broadcast and digital media world wide. Their headquarters are in Oslo, Norway, with additional agency, sales and service offices in Birmingham, England; Tokyo, Japan; Sydney, Australia and Washington DC, USA.
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closed 3/11/2013 via Market Wire

Chyron Corporation, acquired Hego Group

synopsis: Chyron Corporation, a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications, announced that its merger with Hego AB has been finalized, creating ChyronHego Corporation.
buyer: Chyron Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
Chyron defines and dominates the world of broadcast graphics. Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings. "
target: Hego Group
The Hego Group has spent over four decades helping broadcasters and the sports industry offer audiences a more engaging live entertainment experience by providing a full end-to-end delivery capability for the creation and enhancement of live production content.
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$19
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closed 1/14/2008 via BusinessWire

Chyron Corporation, acquired AXIS Graphics

synopsis: Chyron announced a powerful and innovative change in how graphics can be created for digital video and the Internet with the launch of Chyron Online. The foundation for this new division is today's acquisition of AXIS Graphics, a unique proprietary web-based graphics system that has pioneered online graphics production.
buyer: Chyron Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
Chyron defines and dominates the world of broadcast graphics. Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings. "
target: AXIS Graphics
AXIS is the world's first online content creation system for broadcasters. Utilizing existing on-air graphics packages, AXIS enables anyone in a newsroom the ability to build broadcast quality news graphics directly from the desktop. No special hardware or software is required.
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closed 3/9/2015 via Market Wire

Vector Capital, acquired ChyronHego Corporation

synopsis: ChyronHego Corporation, a leading provider in broadcast graphics creation, play-out and real-time data visualization, announced the completion of its acquisition by funds managed by Vector Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses.
buyer: Vector Capital
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. Vector identifies and pursues these investments in both the private and public markets. "
target: ChyronHego Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
ChyronHego is a global leader in broadcast graphics creation, playout, and real-time data visualization that offers a wide variety of products and services for live television. Their graphics are used by thousands of broadcasters from around the world including ABC, FOX, CBS, ESPN and many more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$114 [$112]
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$58
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$5
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20.6x
closed 2/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation, acquired Information and Display Systems

synopsis: SportsMEDIA Technology Corp, a premier provider of live data and graphics integrations products and services to broadcasters of high-end live sports events, has acquired Jacksonville, Fla.-based Information and Display Systems, LLC, (IDS), a leading global provider of technology solutions for the sports industry.
buyer: SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation
SportsMEDIA Technology Corporation provides video enhancement software, production tools, and professional services to producers of live television sports broadcasts. It offers clocks and score boards, race crawls, virtual insertion products, tickers, telestration products, and stand alone graphics."
target: Information and Display Systems
Information and Display Systems, LLC is a premier provider of live in-stadium, event scoring, statistics and display products and services to sports organization and high-end sports event presenters.
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closed 4/19/2017 via PR Web

Crystal Computer Corporation, acquired Video Design Software

synopsis: Crystal Computer Corporation, a provider of advanced software control systems that power the distribution of high-value video and audio content, has acquired Video Design Software, Inc. (VDS), a broadcast control and graphic data insertion software company. Their products are used in fully automated sports, news and financial graphics channels.
buyer: Crystal Computer Corporation
Crystal provides software advanced control systems that power the collection and distribution of high-value video and audio content. The world’s leading broadcast and cable networks rely on their Crystal Control network management system to ensure the availability and quality of their distribution. "
target: Video Design Software
VDS products offer automated control of broadcast television systems, with an emphasis on graphics-related operations, content distribution and automation, and internet-to-video and video-to-internet systems. These products are used in fully automated sports, news and financial graphics channels.
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announced 12/17/2014 via Company Press Release

Boris FX, will acquire mocha

synopsis: Boris FX, the expert in integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mocha, the UK-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking™ and masking tools. Their flagship product, mocha Pro™ plays a leading role in countless major Hollywood films.
buyer: Boris FX
Founded in 1995, Boris FX is a leading developer of VFX, compositing, titling, video editing, and workflow tools for broadcast, post-production, and film professionals. Boris FX products have grown to serve over a million artists worldwide. "
target: mocha
mocha is a developer of Planar Tracking based visual effects solutions for film, video and broadcast post production markets. It has made its mark on such marquee Hollywood blockbuster productions as The Hobbit, Black Swan, The Amazing Spiderman, Invictus, and the Harry Potter series.
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closed 4/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Giant Interactive, acquired Jargon Technologies LLC.

synopsis: Giant Interactive, a pioneer in innovative digital services, creative content and interactive media services, announced the acquisition of Jargon Technologies, a leader in advanced technology for home video distribution, development and services capabilities for Blu-ray, iOS and Android.
buyer: Giant Interactive
Giant Interactive has been a provider of innovative digital services for their clients and partners including HBO, CBS and many others. Giant Interactive offers its clients superior worldwide digital platform delivery, OTT and streaming applications and well as UHD BD, Blu-ray and DVD authoring. "
target: Jargon Technologies LLC.
Jargon Technologies is an established leader in advanced software development for emerging media platforms such as Blu-ray, iOS, Android, Windows and Connected TV. Jargon provides products as well as software development services for various platforms.
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announced 5/27/2009 via PR Newswire

ActiveVideo Networks, will acquire Avinity Systems BV

synopsis: ActiveVideo Networks announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Avinity Systems BV, bringing together the two leading providers of cloud-based interactive TV platforms and applications, and expanding the reach and availability of the Web-based user experiences that are redefining interactive television.
buyer: ActiveVideo Networks
ActiveVideo Networks provides programming and technology that infuse television with Web content and interactivity. The company's ActiveVideo Distribution Network inexpensively enables expanded programming, navigation, allowing viewers to define and share their TV experiences. "
target: Avinity Systems BV
Avinity Systems is a leading vendor of interactive TV platforms and tools enabling rich media services on existing infrastructures, without the need for new high-end set-top boxes. Its partners include Tier 1 Cable and IPTV operators as well as leading content providers.
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announced 3/25/2019 via BusinessWire

Enghouse Systems Limited, will acquire Espial Group, Inc.

synopsis: Enghouse has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Espial, a public software company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Espial’s solution portfolio includes client, server and cloud software products along with system integration services to help service providers launch next generation video offerings.
buyer: Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ENGH:$395.77)
Enghouse Systems Limited is a Canada-based global provider of enterprise software solutions serving a variety of vertical markets. Its strategy is to build a larger and more diverse enterprise software company through strategic acquisitions and managed growth within its business segments. "
target: Espial Group, Inc. (TSX:ESP:$19.87)
Espial is a public software company, established in 1997 and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Espial solutions are used by over 100 video service providers and device manufacturers across US, Canada, Europe & Asia.
price ($mm)[EV]
$42 [$17]
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
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closed 2/28/2019 via BusinessWire

INSIDE Secure, acquired Verimatrix

synopsis: Inside Secure, at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, announced it has completed the acquisition of Verimatrix, Inc., a global independent leading software security provider for video services, trusted by all major content owners in Entertainment.
buyer: INSIDE Secure (ENXTPA:INSD:$46.95)
Inside Secure is at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, providing software, silicon IP, tools, services, and know-how needed to protect customers’ transactions, ID, content, applications, and communications. "
target: Verimatrix
Verimatrix which employs more than 300 people in 20 countries, with most significant operations in California and in Germany, is a global independent leading software security provider for video services, trusted by all major content owners in Entertainment.
price ($mm)[EV]
$143 [$125]
rev ($mm)
$79
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
closed 5/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Viaccess-Orca Ltd., acquired Squadeo

synopsis: Viaccess-Orca, a global leader in the protection and enhancement of content services, announced that it has acquired Squadeo, a global provider of secure cross-platform OTT premium video solutions for the TV industry.
buyer parent: Orange S.A.
buyer: Viaccess-Orca Ltd.
As a leading global provider of content protection, delivery, and discovery solutions, Viaccess-Orca is shaping the ultimate content experience. By enabling service providers to securely deliver an engaging user experience on any device, Viaccess-Orca is reinventing the entertainment landscape. "
target: Squadeo
Squadeo is a provider of secure cross-platform OTT premium video solutions for the TV industry. With Squadeo’s QuickPlayer, content providers can offer a uniform multiscreen enhanced visual experience in compliance with studio security requirements by relying on patented video scrambling technology.
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closed 11/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Zodiac Interactive, acquired Pixsan Digital Software Ltd.

synopsis: Zodiac Interactive has acquired Pixsan Digital Software Limited, a UK based software company specialising in developing innovative TV software products for video service providers, OEMs and TV retailers.
buyer: Zodiac Interactive
Zodiac Interactive is an Emmy Award-winning provider of interactive media solutions. The company’s PowerUp Software Products empower leading service providers worldwide with the tools to deliver the latest, rich-content-based multi-screen services to subscribers. "
target: Pixsan Digital Software Ltd.
Pixsan Digital Software Limited is a UK based software company specialising in developing innovative TV software products for video service providers, OEMs and TV retailers.
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closed 2/6/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Ericsson AB, acquired Azuki Systems

synopsis: Ericsson announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Massachusetts-based Azuki Systems, Inc., a provider of TV Anywhere delivery platforms for service providers, content owners and broadcasters.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use their network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. "
target: Azuki Systems
Azuki Systems' next-generation TV Anywhere solution combines the power of over-the-top video with the highest quality of user experience, personalization, content protection, scalability and reliability. It also enables multiple monetization options, beyond portals and authentication services.
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closed 12/20/2017 via PR Web

Evolphin Software, acquired WavePost, Inc.

synopsis: Evolphin Software, a leader in media production and collaboration, announced the acquisition of WavePost and the expansion of its platform to include a fully cloud-based SaaS collaboration service for video producers and their clients to share and review media. WavePost offers video hosting, branded presentations, file transfer and more.
buyer: Evolphin Software
Evolphin Software is a leader in media production and collaboration. Their core product, Zoom, plugs into the entire Adobe suite and sits atop all common storage, transcoders, and archival systems, allowing customers to use their own hardware and not worry about compatibility. "
target: WavePost, Inc.
WavePost is a fully cloud-based SaaS collaboration service for video producers and their clients to share and review media. WavePost offers an efficient combination of video hosting, branded presentations, file transfer, timecoded commenting, user rights management and more.
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closed 4/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Autodesk, Inc., acquired Solid Angle S.L.

synopsis: Autodesk, Inc. has acquired Solid Angle, developer of Arnold, an advanced, ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation used in film, television and advertising worldwide. Arnold has become the preferred tool among creative professionals for high-quality rendering.
buyer: Autodesk, Inc. (ADSK:$3,790.40)
Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. "
target: Solid Angle S.L.
Solid Angle is the developer of Arnold, an advanced, ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation used in film, television and advertising worldwide. Arnold has become the preferred tool among creative professionals for high-quality rendering.
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closed 6/23/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Avid Technology, Inc., acquired Orad Hi-Tech Systems

synopsis: Avid completed its acquistion of Orad Hi-Tec Systems Ltd. Orad is a leading provider of state-of-the-art 3D real-time graphics, video servers and related asset management solutions.
buyer: Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID:$514.86)
Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world. "
target: Orad Hi-Tech Systems (XTRA:OHT:$41.57)
Orad is a world-leading provider of real-time 3D broadcast graphic, video server, and media asset management solutions including news, channel branding, sports production and enhancement, elections and special events, virtual studios, and virtual advertisement.
price ($mm)[EV]
$68 [$59]
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x
closed 8/22/2007 via BusinessWire

DivX, Inc., acquired Veatros, L.L.C.

synopsis: DivX, Inc. has acquired the assets of Veatros, L.L.C., a Kansas limited liability company. Veatros’s technology was designed to conduct real-time digital video processing and will be used by DivX primarily for the purposes of producing enhanced video search and discovery services.
buyer: DivX, Inc. (DIVX:$75.18)
DivX, Inc. is a digital media company that enables consumers to enjoy a high-quality video experience across any kind of device. DivX creates, distributes and licenses digital video technologies that span the "three screens" comprising today's consumer media environment--PC, television, and mobile. "
target: Veatros, L.L.C.
Veatros applies cutting-edge video processing technology to bring advertisers, agencies, media buying services, and broadcasters what they have been missing. Now it’s possible to easily meet the growing demand for accountability.
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closed 5/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Xinhua China, Ltd., acquired Bear Technology

synopsis: Xinhua China Ltd. announced today it has acquired leading Chinese High Definition Television text-editing software company Bear Technology. The acquisition expands Xinhua's presence in the rapidly expanding digital media industry in China.
buyer: Xinhua China, Ltd.
Xinhua China Ltd. is a U.S.-based holding company with publishing and distribution interests in China. Through its subsidiary, Xinhua Publications Circulation & Distribution Co., Ltd., the Company holds a national license for distribution of books and other publications in China. "
target: Bear Technology
Bear Technology offers multiple proprietary solutions for rendering and editing text in High Definition. Bear text-editing software is an essential component in the production of HDTV content, which require on- screen text to be rendered in HD for enhanced visual fidelity, according to Xinhua China.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Thebe Investment Corporation, acquired Discover Digital International Limited

synopsis: Thebe Investment Corporation, one of South Africa’s leading investment companies, managing assets of over R6 billion, acquired Discover Digital, South Africa's dynamic, young tech business that provides access to a multitude of innovative end-to-end digital media and fintech technology products.
buyer: Thebe Investment Corporation
Thebe Investment Corporation is one of South Africa’s leading investment companies, managing assets of over R6 billion. Thebe is a unique entrepreneurial company that is driven by a commitment to serve the broader interests of communities at large. "
target: Discover Digital International Limited
Headquartered in South Africa, Discover Digital is a dynamic, young tech business that provides access to a multitude of innovative end-to-end digital media and fintech technology products to enable clients’ organizations achieve greater heights in today’s competitive and digitally-focused landscape
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announced 3/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Anevia, will acquire Keepixo SAS

synopsis: Anevia, a company in France that provides multiscreen OTT and IPTV solutions, will acquire Keepixo, a French company that provides software-based and cloud-ready head-end solutions for IPTV & OTT TV. Keepixo offers a complete range of products that cover the Encoding, Packaging and Delivery functions of the OTT TV chain.
buyer: Anevia (ENXTPA:ALANV:$18.79)
Anevia is a company in France that provides multiscreen OTT and IPTV solutions for live and on-demand video streaming to television sets, computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Their solutions cover the entire value chain and allow content distributors to build their own head-ends and CDNs. "
target: Keepixo SAS
Keepixo is a French company that provides software-based and cloud-ready head-end solutions for IPTV & OTT TV. Keepixo offers products that cover the Encoding, Packaging and Delivery functions of the OTT TV chain. These include live and file video transcoders, mosaic generators, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Discover Digital International Limited, acquired IKON Interactive

synopsis: On-demand solutions provider, Discover Digital International (DDI), completed its acquisition of Turkish firm IKON Interactive content management solution (CMS) and source code. IKON Interactive's highly experienced team has designed and delivered many successful Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms, managed large scale WEB, iTV and IPTV systems.
buyer: Discover Digital International Limited
Discover Digital International (DDI) provides broadcasters, telco operators and sports organisations with completed over the top (OTT) video on demand (VOD) and Linear TV managed solutions. "
target: IKON Interactive
Over the years, IKON Interactive's highly experienced team has designed and delivered many successful Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms, managed large scale WEB, iTV and IPTV systems on time and more importantly within budget.
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announced 3/16/2016 via PR Newswire

Verizon Digital Media Services, will acquire Volicon

synopsis: Verizon Digital Media Services announced it has entered an agreement to acquire Volicon. Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide.
buyer parent: Verizon Communications
buyer: Verizon Digital Media Services
Verizon Digital Media Services brings together world-class technology to prepare, deliver and display content – so users can watch and enjoy on their terms. The purpose of their platform is delivering next-generation digital experiences for today’s demanding users. "
target: Volicon
Volicon is the leading provider of enterprise media intelligence solutions serving the needs of broadcasters, networks, cable operators, and governments worldwide. The Observer Media Intelligence Platform™ provides powerful tools for content creation and repurposing, compliance monitoring, and more.
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