Like Rights to Angry Birds Toons

closed 9/25/2013 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Entertainment, purchased Rights to Angry Birds Toons from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that they have acquired worldwide home entertainment Blu-ray and DVD rights to Angry Birds Toons, Rovio Entertainment's inaugural animated series.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; and many more. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Angry Birds Toons is a Finnish TV series that brings to life the characters and adventures from one of the most beloved games in history as 52 short episodes. Angry Birds is a casual puzzle game that has been created by Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
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announced 10/1/2017 via Reuters

Bain Capital, will acquire Asatsu-DK, Inc.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital aims to buy advertising agency, Asatsu-DK Inc. Headquartered in Tokyo, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target: Asatsu-DK, Inc. (TSE:9747:$3,108.59)
Asatsu-DK Inc. is a Japanese advertising agency. Headquartered in the Toranomon Hills building complex in Minato, Tokyo since June 2014, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
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$3,120
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$68
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announced 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Astley Baker Davies

synopsis: Entertainment One will take a 70% stake in Astley Baker Davies, the creators of the popular animation series Peppa Pig. The first episode of Peppa pig was aired in 2004 and there are more than 12,000 branded products, from pencil cases and ice cream to bean bags and even Peppa Pig World theme parks in Hampshire and Milan.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: Astley Baker Davies
Astley Baker Davies are the Producers and Creators of Peppa Pig the pre-school animation series which has over 100 episodes and one TV Special. Their other series include Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom and The Big Knights.
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announced 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Asiasons Capital Group, will acquire Hub Media Group

synopsis: Asiasons Investment Ltd entered into an agreement to acquire a 70% stake in Hub Media Group. Hub Media Group produces and distributes content and programming to broadcast, consumer licensing, and new media technologies worldwide.
buyer: Asiasons Capital Group
Asiasons Capital Group is an Alternative Asset Investment and Management Group focused on Private Equity opportunities in Emerging East Asia. The Group is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Singapore and has a market capitalization of about US$260 million as at April 2012. "
target: Hub Media Group
Hub Media is a global film, content and format distribution company with production and financing capabilities, IP creation, production management services, content and licensing expertise.
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announced 1/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire SESAC, Inc.

synopsis: Private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management has agreed to sell music rights organization SESAC to Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms. SESAC represents songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
target: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
price ($mm)
$1,000
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$248
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$85
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announced 7/7/2015 via Company Press Release

SESAC, Inc., will acquire Harry Fox Agency

synopsis: SESAC, Inc. announced that that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the (HFA) Harry Fox Agency, the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization from the National Music Publishers’ Association. With over 48,000 music publishers, HFA has created one of the largest and most comprehensive databases of musical works in the world.
buyer parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
buyer: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. "
target parent: National Music Publishers’ Association
target: Harry Fox Agency
HFA (Harry Fox Agency) is the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. With over 48,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest number of licenses for the use of music in both physical and digital distribution formats.
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closed 4/21/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Perryscope Productions

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced it has acquired Perryscope Productions, LLC, a New York-based full-service licensing and merchandise company.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: Perryscope Productions
Perryscope Productions, LLC is a New York-based Licensing and Merchandise company proudly representing the "iconic and eclectic" from artists, Broadway shows, and family entertainment to electric dance music festivals.
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closed 6/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Rovio Entertainment Corporation, acquired Darkfire Games

synopsis: Rovio Entertainment Corp., a global, games-first entertainment company, has acquired Darkfire Games, a Danish mobile games developer. Darkfire Games is focused on developing mobile Role Playing Games (RPG). Their Darkfire Heroes game is an action fantasy RPG that allows players to collect and battle with more than 50 heroes from 6 unique factions.
buyer: Rovio Entertainment Corporation (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a global, games-first entertainment company, that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand. "
target: Darkfire Games
Darkfire Games is a Danish mobile games developer. Darkfire Games is focused on developing mobile Role Playing Games (RPG). Their Darkfire Heroes game is a fast-paced action fantasy RPG that allows players to collect and battle with more than 50 heroes from six unique factions.
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closed 11/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Rovio Entertainment Corporation, acquired PlayRaven

synopsis: Rovio Entertainment Corp., a gaming entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games has acquired PlayRaven. PlayRaven, a boutique game development studio that focus on developing mobile strategy games employs industry veterans with experience from companies such as Remedy Entertainment, Rockstar Games, Rovio and Unity.
buyer: Rovio Entertainment Corporation (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a games-first entertainment company, that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started in 2009. "
target: PlayRaven
PlayRaven is a boutique game development studio employing an international team of industry veterans with experience from famous companies such as Remedy Entertainment, Rockstar Games, Supercell, Rovio and Unity. They have released three games to date, all of them reaching top 5 chart positions.
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closed 3/8/2017 via Company Press Release

Kaiken Entertainment Ltd, purchased Animation Studio and Publishing business from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Kaiken Entertainment, a entertainment company specializing in storytelling through film, apps, streaming video and publishing, has purchased Rovio's TV animation studio in Vancouver and Rovio's book publishing business. The two assets have made a variety of animations and books about Rovio's most well know franchise, Angry Birds.
buyer: Kaiken Entertainment Ltd
Kaiken Entertainment is an entertainment company based out of Los Angeles, Helsinki and Vancouver specializing in storytelling through TV, film, digital products and publishing with a team that has achieved the impossible many times over. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Rovio is a entertainment media company. Their most well know product is the Angry Birds mobile app game. They own an animation studio and publishing buisness which have expanded the Angry Birds universe by creating a variety of cartoons and fictional books for the franchise.
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closed 9/25/2013 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Entertainment, purchased Rights to Angry Birds Toons from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that they have acquired worldwide home entertainment Blu-ray and DVD rights to Angry Birds Toons, Rovio Entertainment's inaugural animated series.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; and many more. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Angry Birds Toons is a Finnish TV series that brings to life the characters and adventures from one of the most beloved games in history as 52 short episodes. Angry Birds is a casual puzzle game that has been created by Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
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closed 3/27/2012 via Reuters

Rovio Entertainment ltd., purchased Futuremark Games Studio from Futuremark Corporation

synopsis: Angry Birds maker Rovio has acquired Futuremark Games Studio, the gaming arm of Finnish benchmarking software firm Futuremark, for an undisclosed sum. The studio is known for its space-games Unstoppable Gorg and Shattered Horizon.
buyer: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Rovio is an entertainment media company based in Finland, and the creator of the globally successful Angry Birds franchise. Rovio was founded in 2003 as a mobile game development studio, and the company has developed several award-winning titles for various mobile platforms. "
seller: Futuremark Corporation
Futuremark Games Studio is the gaming arm of Finnish benchmarking software firm Futuremark Corporation. Futuremark Games Studio is known for its space-games Unstoppable Gorg and Shattered Horizon.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Entertainment, acquired Nurulize

synopsis: Sony Innovation Studios Inc., a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment, has recently acquired Nurulize, a virtual reality software developer. Nurulize develops advanced software packages that enable users to edit, color, and enhance volumetrically acquired images, in a real-time collaborative environment.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; worldwide channel investments; home entertainment acquisition and distribution, and more. "
target: Nurulize
Nurulize is a virtual reality software developer founded in 2013 to create disruptive applications for the emerging VR revolution. Nurulize develops advanced software packages that enable users to edit, color, and enhance volumetrically acquired images, in a real-time collaborative environment.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trace, purchased UK Music Channels from Sony Pictures Television, Inc.

synopsis: Trace, a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment, has acquired the UK-based music channels Chart Show TV, Chart Show Hits, Starz and The Vault from Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Sony Pictures Television, Inc. is an American television production and distribution studio.
buyer: Trace
TRACE is a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment. Through its 22 pay TV channels, radios, online and mobile services, TRACE connects with a 200 million multicultural audience in more than 160 countries. They are headquartered in France. "
seller parent: Sony Corporation
seller: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
The acquisition includes the UK-based music channels Chart Show TV, Chart Show Hits, Starz and The Vault from Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Sony Pictures Television, Inc. is an American television production and distribution studio.
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closed 9/25/2013 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Entertainment, purchased Rights to Angry Birds Toons from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that they have acquired worldwide home entertainment Blu-ray and DVD rights to Angry Birds Toons, Rovio Entertainment's inaugural animated series.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; and many more. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Angry Birds Toons is a Finnish TV series that brings to life the characters and adventures from one of the most beloved games in history as 52 short episodes. Angry Birds is a casual puzzle game that has been created by Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Market Wire

Ole, purchased Music Publishing Catalog from Sony Pictures Entertainment

synopsis: ole is pleased to announce that it has acquired a music publishing catalog comprised of music from Sony Pictures Entertainment's film and television releases between 1993 and 2012.
buyer: Ole
ole is one of the world's largest independent, full-service music publishers, with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto. ole boasts a team of 32 experienced industry professionals focused on acquisitions, creative development and worldwide administration. "
seller parent: Sony Corporation
seller: Sony Pictures Entertainment
The Sony Pictures Music Publishing Catalog includes compositions from a variety of TV shows such as "Wheel of Fortune," "Breaking Bad," "Dawson's Creek," "The Nanny," "Rescue Me," and films including "Angels & Demons," "The Da Vinci Code," and more.
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closed 8/23/2006 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Entertainment, acquired Grouper Networks

synopsis: Sony Pictures Entertainment has acquired Grouper, the fast-growing user-generated video site on the Internet. Grouper.com, which is the second largest independent video community, enables its members to watch, share and create video on the Web. Under the terms of the $65 million deal, the Sausalito-based company will retain its current management.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; and many more. "
target: Grouper Networks
Grouper Networks enables its members to watch, share and create video on the Web, desktop and connected devices and continues to be the leading innovator in the user-generated video space.
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$65
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closed 5/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Winvest Group Ltd., acquired The Catalyst Group Entertainment, LLC and IQI Media Inc.

synopsis: Winvest Group Ltd, an investment holding company, has acquired media production companies The Catalyst Group Entertainment, LLC and IQI Media Inc. The Catalyst Group finances and produces films. Their titles include To The Bone, Inheritance, and more. iQi Media produces videos for advertising agencies. The company also produces feature films.
buyer: Winvest Group Ltd. (OTCPK:WNLV:$0.00)
Winvest Group Ltd is an investment holding company that offers diverse portfolios via its operating subsidiaries. The Group is engaged in crypto investment, production and filming investment, travel services, payment solutions, renewable energy sources, emerging technologies, and more. "
target: The Catalyst Group Entertainment, LLC and IQI Media Inc.
The Catalyst Group and iQi Media are media production companies. The Catalyst Group finances and produces films. Their titles include To The Bone, Hour of Lead, Inheritance, and more. iQi Media produces small and large scale videos for advertising agencies. The company also produces feature films.
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$1.98
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Banijay Group, acquired Groenlandia Group

synopsis: Banijay, a global production and distribution company, has acquired Groenlandia Group, a leading production group in Italy. Groenlandia Group creates high quality films, TV series, documentaries, non-fction shows, and shorts. Their productions include Romulus, Rose Island, The Hanging Sun, Portrait of My Father, Return Ticket and more.
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Groenlandia Group
Groenlandia Group is a leading production group in Italy. Groenlandia Group creates high quality films, TV series, documentaries, non-fction shows, and shorts. Their productions include Romulus, Rose Island, The Hanging Sun, Portrait of My Father, Return Ticket and more.
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announced 3/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire Industrial Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television, one of the television industry’s leading content providers, will acquire Industrial Media, an independent nonfiction production company. Industrial Media creates and produces content for audiences worldwide. Their work includes shows such as American Idol, 90 Day Fiancé, Indian Matchmaking, Selena+Chef and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. SPT produces and distributes programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. Their portfolio of shows include Crossing Swords, The Blacklist, Cobra Kai, and more. "
target: Industrial Media
Industrial Media is an independent nonfiction production company. Industrial Media works with industry-leading production companies to create and produce content for audiences worldwide. Their work includes shows such as American Idol, 90 Day Fiancé, Indian Matchmaking, Selena+Chef and more.
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closed 1/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

Crafty Apes, acquired Molecule VFX, LLC

synopsis: Crafty Apes, a visual effects provider with production facilities across the US, has purchased Molecule VFX, an established visual effects company with locations in New York City and Los Angeles. Crafty Apes creates high quality 2D and 3D compositing, digital cosmetics and computer-generated imagery.
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: Molecule VFX, LLC
Molecule VFX is an established visual effects company with locations in New York City and Los Angeles. Molecule VFX has been servicing Episodic Television and Feature Films since 2005.
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closed 1/11/2022 via Company Press Release

Candle Media, acquired Faraway Road Productions

synopsis: Candle Media, the next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, announced it has acquired Faraway Road Productions. Founded by Lior Raz & Avi Issacharoff, the creators of FAUDA and Hit & Run, Faraway Road Productions is a global media and entertainment company.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Candle Media
Candle Media is a next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone. Candle is an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. "
target: Faraway Road Productions
Founded and led by award-winning creators, Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, Faraway Road is a global media company producing bold and engaging original content. Faraway Road is best known for creating and producing the critically acclaimed series FAUDA, a political thriller in which Raz also stars.
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closed 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Fox Corporation, acquired MarVista Entertainment, LLC

synopsis: Fox Entertainment has acquired MarVista Entertainment, a studio that specializes in, among other things, production for digital platforms. Los Angeles-based MarVista Entertainment is a leading global entertainment content studio that produces and distributes a variety of cost-efficient content across the world.
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: MarVista Entertainment, LLC
Los Angeles-based MarVista Entertainment is a leading global entertainment content studio that produces and distributes a variety of cost-efficient content across the world.
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announced 12/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Saber Interactive, will acquire Digic Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: Embracer Group AB, through its operative group Saber Interactive, has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in Hungary based DIGIC. DIGIC, based in Budapest, Hungary, is an animation studio founded in 2002, with a strong track record for creating commercial trailers and cinematics for best-selling game titles.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Digic Pictures Ltd.
DIGIC, based in Budapest, Hungary, is an animation studio founded in 2002, with a strong track record for creating commercial trailers and cinematics for best-selling game titles. They also have created award-winning content for shows such as Love, Death and Robots on Netflix.
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closed 12/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Bad Wolf

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf Ltd, the award-winning production company behind some of the most ambitious and globally-acclaimed dramas in recent years, including His Dark Materials (HBO/BBC), The Night Of (HBO) and I Hate Suzie (Sky).
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. "
target: Bad Wolf
Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf Ltd is the award-winning production company behind some of the most ambitious and globally-acclaimed dramas in recent years, including His Dark Materials (HBO/BBC), A Discovery Of Witches (Sky), Industry (HBO/BBC), The Night Of (HBO) and I Hate Suzie (Sky).
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announced 11/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

NetFlix, will acquire Scanline VFX

synopsis: Netflix is snapping up premiere visual-effects house Scanline VFX, announcing a deal to acquire the company that has done work on Netflix originals like “Stranger Things” as well as tentpole movies for Marvel, DC and others. Scanline VFX was founded in 1989 in Munich and has several global locations.
buyer: NetFlix (NFLX:$29,697.84)
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere."
target: Scanline VFX
Scanline VFX is a global visual effects studio that has done work on Netflix originals like “Stranger Things” as well as tentpole movies for Marvel, DC and others. Founded in 1989 in Munich, Scanline VFX also operates locations in Los Angeles, London, Vancouver, Montreal, Stuttgart and Seoul.
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closed 10/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, acquired Locomotive Global Inc.

synopsis: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, an operator of advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVoD) networks, has acquired a majority stake in Locomotive Global, a production company based in India. Locomotive Global develops, produces and distributes original scripted premium television and film projects for Indian audiences.
buyer: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE:$110.40)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. They also curate, produce and distribute long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit. "
target: Locomotive Global Inc.
Locomotive Global is a production company based in India. Locomotive Global develops, produces and distributes original scripted premium television and film projects for Indian audiences. Their projects are grounded in Indian stories and storytelling, but are produced with global sensibilities.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

NEWEN, acquired Flare Film

synopsis: Newen, a French production group, has acquired a majority stake in Flare Film, a film production company in Germany. Flare Film produces both documentaries and feature films for the national and international market. Their titles include Berlin Bouncer, Bliss, Kids Run, and more.
buyer parent: TF1 Group
buyer: NEWEN
Newen is the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, with a strong international presence. Newen creates programs for all players in the sector, from public and private channels to digital platforms. Newen is also a major player in audiovisual distribution in France and abroad. "
target: Flare Film
Flare Film is a film production company in Germany. Flare Film produces both documentaries and feature films for the national and international market. They create films that challenge the mind, move the heart and entertain the soul. Their titles include Berlin Bouncer, Bliss, Kids Run, and more.
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announced 8/25/2021 via PR Newswire

Coinllectibles, will acquire Phoenix Waters Productions

synopsis: Coinllectibles, an Arts and Collectibles Technology company in Singapore, will acquire Phoenix Waters Productions, a film and TV production company based in the UK. Phoenix Waters Productions aims to tell stories that enrich the mind and create meaningful social change in the process. Their titles include The Escort, Identity, Night Ride, and more.
buyer: Coinllectibles
Coinllectibles is an ACT (Arts and Collectibles Technology) company in Singapore. Coinllectibles' minted curated Fusion NFTs capture all the rights and independent valuation and ownership of physical arts and collectibles, securely underpinned by smart contracts stored on the blockchain. "
target: Phoenix Waters Productions
Phoenix Waters Productions is a film and TV production company based in the UK. Phoenix Waters Productions aims to tell stories that enrich the mind and create meaningful social change in the process. Their titles include The Escort, Home Invasion, Identity, Night Ride, and more.
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Recurrent Ventures, acquired Futurism, LLC

synopsis: Recurrent Ventures has acquired Futurism, the popular emergent technology and science news site. Futurism has grown its readership through original feature reporting and accessible news coverage of concepts like AI, rocket launches, sustainability and genetics.
buyer: Recurrent Ventures
Recurrent Ventures is an innovative digital media company that empowers brands to grow. Recurrent connects consumers with media in a way that is enjoyable, sustainable, and profitable--while maintaining editorial integrity. Their brands include Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, and more. "
target parent: Singularity University
target: Futurism, LLC
Since 2014, Futurism has been a growing source of cutting-edge science and technology news coverage. From cybersecurity, to cryptocurrency, AI, quantum computing, off-world exploration, genetic engineering, green technologies, and then some, Futurism's beat is the world beyond the horizon.
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Aurora Studios, acquired Helsinki-filmi

synopsis: Aurora Studios, a dynamic, solution-focused, and service-oriented Nordic distribution and production company, has acquired Helsinki-filmi, an independent film production company in Finland. Helsinki-filmi produces passionate films that win over both the audience and the critics. Their productions include Tove, Tom of Finland, Lost Boys, and more.
buyer: Aurora Studios
Aurora Studios is a dynamic, solution-focused, and service-oriented Nordic distribution and production company. Aurora Studios is specialised in developing, producing, distributing and financing high-quality feature films and TV-series that resonate and spark passionate discussion. "
target: Helsinki-filmi
Helsinki-filmi is an independent film production company in Finland. Helsinki-filmi produces passionate films that win over both the audience and the critics. Their productions include Tove, Tom of Finland, Lost Boys, Dogs Don't Wear Pants, Lucky One, and more.
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closed 6/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Asacha Media Group, acquired Red Planet Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: Red Planet Pictures, the UK drama producer behind BBC/PBS series Death In Paradise, has sold a majority stake to Asacha Media Group, the emerging Paris-based production group founded by three former Endemol Shine and Zodiak executives. Red Planet was founded in 2006 by Tony Jordan, who now serves as executive chairman.
buyer: Asacha Media Group
Asacha Media Group is a multinational IP creation and production business, with backing from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Headquartered in Paris, the Group comprises a pan-European alliance of content creators and producers with strong track-records in their respective markets. "
target: Red Planet Pictures Ltd.
Red Planet Pictures is the UK drama producer behind BBC/PBS series Death In Paradise. Red Planet Pictures is one of the UK’s leading production companies, making high-quality drama that audiences love to watch. Red Planet was founded in 2006 by Tony Jordan, who now serves as executive chairman.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

JTBC Studios, acquired Wiip

synopsis: JTBC Studios, a South Korean TV drama production firm, has acquired Wiip from Creative Artists Agency, a leading entertainment and sports agency. Wiip is an independent television studio that creates and produces premium content and shows for television. Their productions include Dickinson, Dummy, Mare of Easttown, Queen America, and more.
buyer parent: Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company
buyer: JTBC Studios
JTBC Studios is a South Korean TV drama production firm. JTBC Studios produces scripted and non-scripted content with top creatives and the latest VFX and CG technologies. Their works include Under Cover, Law School, Beyond Evil, SKY Castle, Hush, and more. "
target parent: Creative Artists Agency
target: Wiip
Wiip is an independent television studio. Wiip creates and produces premium content and shows for television. Their productions include Dickinson, Dummy, Mare of Easttown, Queen America, The White House Plumbers, and more.
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announced 5/27/2021 via Company Press Release

Amazon.com, Inc., will acquire Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios

synopsis: Amazon is to acquire MGM, a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$469,822.00)
Amazon is a global ecommerce and technology company. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. "
target: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (:$1,442.27)
MGM is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$8,450 [$10,265]
rev ($mm)
$1,442
EBITDA ($mm)
$307
EV / rev
7.1x
EV / EBITDA
33.5x
closed 5/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, acquired Sonar Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc., one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, has acquired the film and television assets of Sonar Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent entertainment studio that develops, produces, finances and distributes premium content for global audiences.
buyer: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE:$110.40)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. They also curate, produce and distribute long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit. "
target: Sonar Entertainment, Inc.
Sonar Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment studio that develops, produces, finances and distributes premium content for global audiences. Sonar Entertainment is the company behind such series as FX’s Taboo and AMC’s The Son.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 3/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Roku, Inc., acquired This Old House Ventures, LLC

synopsis: Roku, Inc. announced that it has acquired the “This Old House” business, inclusive of its global distribution rights and all of its subsidiary brands, including the “This Old House” and “Ask This Old House” TV programs, the show libraries, all digital assets, and the television production studio.
buyer: Roku, Inc. (:$1,778.39)
Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. Roku connects users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. "
target parent: TZP Group LLC
target: This Old House Ventures, LLC
A leading multi-platform home improvement brand, This Old House offers homeowners trusted information and expert advice through two highly rated and award-winning television series, one of the category's leading online destinations, a highly-regarded magazine and comprehensive line of books.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

ITV Studios Limited, acquired Apple Tree Productions

synopsis: ITV Studios, the UK's biggest production company, has acquired a 51% stake in Apple Tree Productions, a Danish production company. Apple Tree develops and makes high quality drama series for Danish, Nordic and international audiences. Their productions include Equinox and Blackwater.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: ITV Studios Limited
ITV Studios is the UK's biggest production company with sales & distribution, consumer products and production on a global scale. ITV Studios has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. They work closely with content partners, licensees and brand owners to produce superb content. "
target: Apple Tree Productions
Apple Tree Productions is a Danish production company. Apple Tree develops and makes high quality drama series for Danish, Nordic and international audiences. The company aims to work with the best talent to tell entertaining stories that stand out. Their productions include Equinox and Blackwater.
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