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closed 1/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired HUKA Entertainment

synopsis: SFX Entertainment has acquired Huka Entertainment. Founded in 2004, New Orleans-based Huka Entertainment is an industry leader in custom event planning and execution.
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: HUKA Entertainment
Huka Productions LLC engages in the planning and execution of custom events in the Gulf Coast. The company produces music travel events; and provides event management services.
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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Crea Holdings, will acquire Tlarock Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Crea Holdings, a company that engages in the construction business, will be acquiring Tlarock Entertainment, a company that engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
buyer: Crea Holdings (TSE:1757:$24.41)
Based in Japan, Crea Holdings engages in the construction business. Through the urban development, housing construction, sales, remodeling, real estate, eating and drinking, advertising, cosmetic, and automobile related business, they want to achieve compatibility in housing and living environments."
target: Tlarock Entertainment Inc.
Based in Japan, Tlarock Entertainment engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

SKIYAKI Inc., acquired MSE Planning

synopsis: SKIYAKI, Inc., a pioneer in FanTech for planning and managing the fan clubs of artists, has acquired Japan-based MSE Planning, an event production and planning company. MSE Planning has a track record in handling prominent artists representing the Japanese music scenes since its foundation. It organizes about 250 concerts and events per year.
buyer: SKIYAKI Inc. (TSE:3995:$26.51)
SKIYAKI Inc. offers internet entertainment content services. They are a pioneer in FanTech for planning and managing the fan clubs of artists. Their SKIYAKI EXTRA platform allows companies to easily create and deploy an official fan website that allows fans to book tickets for events. "
target: MSE Planning
Based in Japan, MSE Planning is an event production and planning company. MSE Planning has a track record in handling numerous prominent artists representing the Japanese music scene. It organizes about 250 concerts and events per year.
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closed 3/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

CAPA, acquired CAP Image

synopsis: CAPA, a French press agency and production company founded in 1989, has acquired CAP Image, a French company founded in 1993 that produces and organizes public events, conventions, and meetings. CAP Image will become CAPA Event.
buyer: CAPA
CAPA is a French press agency and production company founded in 1989. It produces news reports, news magazines, documentaries, television fiction, corporate films and multimedia. "
target: CAP Image
CAP Image produces and organizes public events, conventions, and meetings. CAP Image was incorporated in 1993 and is based in Saint-Nazaire, France.
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closed 12/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Secret Sounds

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced that it has acquired 51% in Secret Sounds Group, the Australian company led by Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco, which owns and produces two of Australia's leading festivals: Splendour in the Grass (located in Byron Bay New South Wales) and Falls Music & Arts Festival.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. is a live entertainment company. The Company's businesses consist of the promotion of live events, including ticketing, sponsorship and advertising, and artist management. "
target: Secret Sounds
Secret Sounds is a multi-faceted music platform comprising of Splendour In The Grass & Falls Festivals, Dew Process/Create Control Record Labels and Publishing, Secret Sounds Touring, Village Sounds Agency, Secret Sounds Connect, Secret Service Artist Management & Secret Service Public Relations.
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closed 11/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired AC Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc, a live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in AC Entertainment, an internationally recognized innovative leader in creating, producing, booking, and marketing first-class live entertainment experiences - from festivals and concerts to all types of special events.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. is a live entertainment company. The Company's businesses consist of the promotion of live events, including ticketing, sponsorship and advertising, and artist management. "
target: AC Entertainment, Inc.
AC Entertainment is internationally recognized as an innovative leader in creating, producing, booking, and marketing first-class live entertainment experiences - from festivals and concerts to all types of special events.
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closed 7/15/2013 via Company Press Release

The Concerto Group, acquired JD Parties Ltd.

synopsis: The Concerto Group acquired JD Parties Ltd. JD Parties, an established regional player, has more than 20 years’ experience of running Christmas parties and events at key venues including Tatton Park near Manchester, Knowsley Park near Liverpool and the ICC in Birmingham.
buyer: The Concerto Group
The Concerto Group is one of the UK's leading event services companies. A £30 million + business with seven offices and over 120 full time staff, the Group comprises 16 brands that provide event management, venues, catering and event services. "
target: JD Parties Ltd.
JD Parties, an established regional player, has more than 20 years’ experience of running Christmas parties and events at key venues including Tatton Park near Manchester, Knowsley Park near Liverpool and the ICC in Birmingham.
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closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Robert F.X. Sillerman, acquired Dayglow, LLC

synopsis: Billionaire entertainment mogul Robert F.X. Sillerman announced the acquisition of Dayglow productions, which goes by the tagline "The World's Largest Paint Party." Dayglow puts on more than 125 shows around the globe each year. The brand's signature is its paint blast, which gave it its moniker.
buyer: Robert F.X. Sillerman
Robert F. X. Sillerman is a billionaire entertainment mogul. In the 1990s, he consolidated regional concert promoters into what eventually became Live Nation. "
target: Dayglow, LLC
DayGlow, “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” began in 2006 on college campuses in Florida. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have witnessed this spectacular show that fuses high-energy music, art, dance, and PAINT into one mind blowing combination.
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closed 6/27/2012 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired HARD Events

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of leading electronic music concert promoter and festival operator HARD Events. Since its creation in 2007, founder Gary Richards and his team have attracted a variety of top acts to headline their shows.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: HARD Events
HARD Events is a well-respected brand with two hit festivals featured in the Los Angeles area, HARD Summer Music Festival and HARD Haunted Mansion. The event line-ups consist of high-profile alternative, electronic and rock acts and cutting edge emerging talents.
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closed 5/9/2012 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Cream Holdings Limited

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of Cream Holdings Limited, a leader in electronic music entertainment and owner of the exclusive rights to the Creamfields Music Festivals. Since its launch in 1998, Cream has grown to organize sell-out artist tours, nine Creamfields Festivals and internationally renowned DJ club events.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: Cream Holdings Limited
Cream Holdings Limited is a leader in electronic music entertainment and owner of the exclusive rights to the Creamfields Music Festivals. Since its launch in 1998, Cream has grown to organize sell-out artist tours, nine Creamfields Festivals and internationally renowned DJ club events.
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closed 6/29/2011 via Yahoo, Inc.

Music Festivals plc, acquired Five Music Festivals

synopsis: Music Festivals plc is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisitions of Benicassim Limited, Kent Festival Limited, Finsbury Park Events Limited, EP Events Limited and SP Events Limited which own Benicassim Festival, the Hop Farm Festival, the Feis Festival, a pop festival and a classical music festival, respectively.
buyer: Music Festivals plc (GB:MFP:$0.00)
Music Festivals plc is focused on the ownership, development, and production of music festivals. The Group wholly owns three summer music festivals, the Festival Internacional de Benicassim in Spain, the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, England, and the Feis Festival in Finsbury Park, London. "
target: Five Music Festivals
Benicassim Limited, Kent Festival Limited, Finsbury Park Events Limited, EP Events Limited and SP Events Limited own Benicassim Festival, the Hop Farm Festival, the Feis Festival, a pop festival and a classical music festival, respectively.
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closed 7/28/2010 via Company Press Release

The Union Ltd., acquired REMG Entertainment Corporation

synopsis: The Union Ltd., Canada's largest independently owned concert promoter, announced that it will significantly expand its operations in Ontario and Eastern North America with the opening of its Toronto Headquarters.
buyer: The Union Ltd.
The Union is one of Canada's leading providers of live entertainment. With offices in Toronto, Edmonton, and Calgary, the company brings an independent spirit to every aspect of its operations and has made developing long-term relationships with the artists they work with its primary objective. "
target: REMG Entertainment Corporation
REMG Entertainment Corporation is an independent concert promotion and event marketing company. REMG has built a reputation for working with top international talent as well as breaking new artists to the Canadian music scene. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Toronto, Canada.
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closed 6/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, acquired Lugar Inc. AB

synopsis: Live Nation Sweden announced the acquisition of 51% of Luger Inc AB and 75% of Moondog Entertainment AB, taking its holding in both companies to 100%.
buyer: Live Nation (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts. "
target: Lugar Inc. AB
Luger was founded in Sandviken in 1991 and has been located in Stockholm since 1998. As well as being a leading promoter of international acts and producer of festivals, Luger has a large agency operation and represents almost one hundred Swedish artists.
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closed 2/11/2008 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired Comedy Express

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc. the most widely recognized brand in comedy, has acquired the assets of Comedy Express, Inc., a multi-platform comedy media company. Comedy Express, which features content from well-known and emerging comic talent across broadband, wireless, and television, will become part of National Lampoon’s distribution platform.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: Comedy Express
Comedy Express has launched a broadband TV channel, comedyexpresstv.com, which has been part of the National Lampoon Humor Network, and produced comedy events across the country, which have been packaged for DVD release. Events included last year’s highly successful nationwide College Comedy X Tour.
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closed 9/27/2007 via PR Newswire

SportsQuest, Inc., acquired Zaring/Cioffi Entertainment, LLC

synopsis: SportsQuest, Inc., which holds a controlling position in Greens Worldwide, Inc. announces today that it has closed the acquisition of Zaring/Cioffi Entertainment, Inc. With the completion of the acquisition, ZCE becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of SportsQuest, Inc.
buyer: SportsQuest, Inc. (ARBK:$0.00)
SportsQuest, Inc. (formally Air Brook Airport Express) is a vertically integrated sports and entertainment marketing and management company, engaged in owning and operating sports entities and their support companies; publicly traded under the stock symbol ARBK. "
target: Zaring/Cioffi Entertainment, LLC
Zaring/Cioffi Entertainment, LLC is a full-service production company; providing "Star Power" since 1993. ZCE specializes in creating some of the most exciting and media-friendly properties in the country by connecting Hollywood star power to corporate America.
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closed 1/25/2007 via PR Newswire

Shoreline Media, LLC merged with Festival Productions, Inc.,,

synopsis: Festival Productions, Inc., George Wein's internationally celebrated music festival company, has joined with Shoreline Media, LLC to form The Festival Network, LLC, creating one of the world's premier entertainment and production companies. This move positions the organization to transform the festival industry.
buyer: Festival Productions, Inc.,
The Festival Productions is a multifaceted lifestyle marketing and production company led by music industry and marketing veterans. The company develops, acquires and produces long-term, highly visible festival properties in unique destinations around the globe. "
target: Shoreline Media, LLC
Shoreline Media, LLC is one of the world's premier entertainment and production companies.
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closed 11/7/2006 via BNC Analysis

Batanga, acquired LatCom Communications, Inc.

synopsis: In July 2005, a three-party release announced that Latin music portal Batanga will take ownership reins of the publishing and events company LatCom. DMG will redirect profit from the sale into buying more Spanish-language radio operations, the release stated. Financial details would not be disclosed, nor would ownership percentage breakdowns.
buyer: Batanga
Batanga, the source for all things Latin music, is the leading media and entertainment company reaching Hispanics across the US. Key media platforms include: a top online Latin music and entertainment destination nationwide live events, and targeted Hispanic print publications. "
target: LatCom Communications, Inc.
LatCom Communications is a leading media and entertainment company dedicated to the New Generation Latino or "NGL" market.
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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 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Go Ahead

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired Go Ahead, Poland’s leading club promoter. Go Ahead has worked with bands and singers such as Wolf Alice, Khalid, Twenty One Pilots and more. Go Ahead also organises Spring Break, an annual 3-day showcase event and conference that promotes Polish musical acts.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Go Ahead
Go Ahead is Poland’s leading club promoter. Go Ahead has worked with bands and singers such as Wolf Alice, Khalid, Twenty One Pilots, Years & Years, George Ezra, Tom Odell and more. Go Ahead also organises Spring Break, an annual 3-day showcase event and conference that promotes Polish musical acts.
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announced 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Mainland Music

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, is acquiring Mainland Music, a leading concert promoter in Switzerland that promotes over 650 shows annually. Mainland Music has brought acts like Sam Smith, Macklemore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Die Antwoord, Dropkick Murphys and dozens more to the country.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Mainland Music
Mainland Music is a leading concert promoter in Switzerland that promotes over 650 shows annually. Mainland Music has brought acts like Sam Smith, Macklemore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Die Antwoord, Dropkick Murphys and dozens more to the country.
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closed 1/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired HUKA Entertainment

synopsis: SFX Entertainment has acquired Huka Entertainment. Founded in 2004, New Orleans-based Huka Entertainment is an industry leader in custom event planning and execution.
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: HUKA Entertainment
Huka Productions LLC engages in the planning and execution of custom events in the Gulf Coast. The company produces music travel events; and provides event management services.
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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:$54.07)
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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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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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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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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
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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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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 1/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired HUKA Entertainment

synopsis: SFX Entertainment has acquired Huka Entertainment. Founded in 2004, New Orleans-based Huka Entertainment is an industry leader in custom event planning and execution.
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: HUKA Entertainment
Huka Productions LLC engages in the planning and execution of custom events in the Gulf Coast. The company produces music travel events; and provides event management services.
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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.
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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.
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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)
$21
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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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EV / EBITDA
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
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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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:$647.97)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Blaze Publishing Ltd
Blaze has grown to become the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
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year
2009
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: TSX:QBR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc., a Canadian leader in telecommunications, news media, entertainment and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Their subsidiaries are engaged in broadcasting, publishing, music retailing, game development, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,145.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,194.34
EBIT ($mm)
$707.05
Net Income ($mm)
$253.34
Employees
10158
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Ticker: ETM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,060.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$80.79
EBIT ($mm)
$38.31
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4781
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Ticker: LYV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,513.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($862.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,319.68)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10500
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Ticker: XTRA:ERMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) 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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$226.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.94
EBIT ($mm)
$3.91
Net Income ($mm)
$2.91
Employees
219
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: LSE:FUTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future plc
Future plc
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$647.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.29
EBIT ($mm)
$150.12
Net Income ($mm)
$91.12
Employees
2037
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Ticker: TSE:6071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IBJ, Inc.
IBJ, Inc. provides a wide array of marriage hunting services to connect people. They operate an online marriage hunting network, as well as offline marriage hunting events. IBJ was established in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$90.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.21
EBIT ($mm)
$13.94
Net Income ($mm)
$9.67
Employees
406
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Ticker: PRXI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc., located in Atlanta, GA, is a major provider of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world and a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$27.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.98)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.76)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
110
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Ticker: AIM:GFIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gfinity plc
Gfinity plc
GfiGfinity Plc is a leading electronic sport (eSports) business that enables gamers from around the world to watch and participate in gaming tournaments both online or live at the Gfinity Arena. Gfinity stages world leading esports events that feature the world's top esport players.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.99
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
54
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Ticker: TSXV:YDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YDX Innovation Corp.
YDX Innovation Corp.
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1.58
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.61)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NGM:ESEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ESEN eSports AB
ESEN eSports AB
ESEN eSports is one of Sweden's largest esports companies with a complete infrastructure for esports which includes its own sports arena, event venue, tournament platform, studio and television production with over 250 broadcasts in the back.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.50)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: GB:MFP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc is focused on the ownership, development, and production of music festivals. The Group wholly owns three summer music festivals, the Festival Internacional de Benicassim in Spain, the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, England, and the Feis Festival in Finsbury Park, London.
year
2011
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Ticker: LYV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,513.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($862.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,319.68)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10500
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Ticker: XTRA:ERMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) 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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$226.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.94
EBIT ($mm)
$3.91
Net Income ($mm)
$2.91
Employees
219
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: OTCPK:SLCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc.
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc.
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc. operates through three divisions: films, music and concerts. The Spotlight Films division is engaged in the production of genre pictures. The Spotlight Music Division is engaged in providing music and videos.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A041510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
S.M. Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
247
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Ticker: TSE:7860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Avex Group Holdings Inc. is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. Their subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. operates as a music recording company which also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,411.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.83
EBIT ($mm)
$142.73
Net Income ($mm)
$74.49
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Ticker: TSE:7844
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous Inc, provides Online game planning, production and sales of home video game software in the planning, development, production and sales planning, development and operation of amusement housing planning, production, and sale of music and video content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$213.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
$35.66
Net Income ($mm)
$17.60
Employees
451
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
year
2008
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