Like Rumblefish, Inc.

closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

SESAC, Inc., acquired Rumblefish, Inc.

synopsis: Performing rights organization, SESAC, has acquired Rumblefish, Inc. Rumblefish will operate as an independent subsidiary of SESAC. Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights.
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: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights. They built a system to connect amazing music with video creators, amateurs and professionals alike.
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closed 11/28/2011 via BusinessWire

MakeMusic, Inc., acquired Recordare LLC

synopsis: MakeMusic, Inc., a developer and marketer of proprietary music technology solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of selected assets of Recordare®LLC, the Internet music publishing and software company. Recordare was founded in an effort to further popularize the use of digital sheet music.
buyer: MakeMusic, Inc. (MMUS:$17.74)
MakeMusic, Inc. develops and markets proprietary music technology solutions under the Finale and SmartMusic brands. The company’s products provide alternatives to traditional practice, education, and composition techniques. "
target: Recordare LLC
Recordare was founded in an effort to further popularize the use of digital sheet music. The company's MusicXML format provides a standard that allows musicians to share and use music notation in ways that were never before possible.
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closed 12/12/2006 via PR Newswire

Net Music Makers, acquired My Virtual Band

synopsis: Net Music Makers announced the acquisition of My Virtual Band. The two sites will be consolidated and re-launched in early 2007 to create a leading social networking website for musicians and fans. The site becomes property of privately-held House of Hansen Productions, LLC, a digital music entertainment company.
buyer: Net Music Makers
Net Music Makers.com ("NMM") is an online collaborative music website, in the process of rolling out a suite of interactive Web 2.0 musician services that will revolutionize music-making. The new site provides a 360-degree music-making experience, including a 24x7 virtual studio. "
target: My Virtual Band
MyVirtualBand.com is taking the concept of "open source" music to the next level. MyVirtualBand.com projects are created from the ground up as open source, continually evolving songs.
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closed 2/7/2006 via

Digital Music Group, Inc., acquired Digital Musicworks International Inc.

synopsis: On February 7, 2006, the Company acquired Digital Musicworks International, Inc., a company focused on acquiring or licensing digital rights to catalogs of music recordings, and certain digital distribution assets of Rio Bravo Entertainment LLC, doing business as Psychobaby.
buyer: Digital Music Group, Inc. (DMGI:$0.00)
Founded in 2005, Digital Music Group, Inc. is focused on helping consumers worldwide to experience more music, in more ways. "
target: Digital Musicworks International Inc.
Digital Musicworks International, Inc. (DMI) is the world's first digital, next-generation record label focused on delivering significantly more value to artists by building upon and embracing the digital download format.
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announced 5/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Catenae Innovation PLC, will acquire Tribe of Noise

synopsis: Catenae Innovation PLC, a digital media and technology company, signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire Tribe of Noise. Tribe of Noise is a Netherlands-based digital music licensing company and website for connecting musicians with media professionals and businesses. Their online community represents over 30,000 artists from 192 countries.
buyer: Catenae Innovation PLC (AIM:CTEA:$0.08)
Based in the United Kingdom, Catenae Innovation is a digital media and technology company. Primarily operating in the worlds of fintech and media, they specialize in delivering creative solutions for the modern world. "
target: Tribe of Noise
Tribe of Noise is a Netherlands-based digital music licensing company and website for connecting musicians with media professionals and businesses. Their online community represents over 30,000 artists from 192 countries and supplies music licenses to the film, TV, gaming and more.
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$0.72*
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closed 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Songtradr, acquired Pretzel Rocks

synopsis: Songtradr, the world's largest B2B music licensing marketplace, has acquired Pretzel, the world's first platform to provide stream-safe music for livestreamers. In addition to solving live streaming monetization, Pretzel offers rights holders such as artists and labels exposure to millions of new, highly engaged listeners through live broadcasts.
buyer: Songtradr
Songtradr is the largest B2B music licensing marketplace in the world, providing music creators and rights owners with a complete tech-enabled solution for rights management and monetization while providing B2B music users with highly-efficient, AI guided access to music. "
target: Pretzel Rocks
Pretzel is the first music streaming service fully licensed for live stream content creators on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube. Pretzel develops technology that solves the complexities of multi-party music licensing while paying royalties efficiently and transparently to rights holders.
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closed 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Songtradr, acquired Pretzel Rocks

synopsis: Songtradr, the world's largest B2B music licensing marketplace, has acquired Pretzel, the world's first platform to provide stream-safe music for livestreamers. In addition to solving live streaming monetization, Pretzel offers rights holders such as artists and labels exposure to millions of new, highly engaged listeners through live broadcasts.
buyer: Songtradr
Songtradr is the largest B2B music licensing marketplace in the world, providing music creators and rights owners with a complete tech-enabled solution for rights management and monetization while providing B2B music users with highly-efficient, AI guided access to music. "
target: Pretzel Rocks
Pretzel is the first music streaming service fully licensed for live stream content creators on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube. Pretzel develops technology that solves the complexities of multi-party music licensing while paying royalties efficiently and transparently to rights holders.
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announced 9/12/2011 via BusinessWire

BMG Rights Management GmbH, will acquire Bug Music, Inc.

synopsis: BMG Rights Management (BMG) announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which BMG will acquire Bug Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, Bug Music, Inc. Founded in 1975, Bug Music is a leading independent music publisher that owns and/or manages copyrights, including evergreen classics and contemporary hits.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG Rights Management focuses on comprehensive and competent management of music rights. The company covers the entire range of rights administration and places the needs of songwriters and performing artists at the core of its business model. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Bug Music, Inc.
Bug Music is a leading independent music publisher. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Bug Music owns and/or manages copyrights, including evergreen classics and contemporary hits such as "Fever", "What a Wonderful World", and "I Walk the Line".
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closed 3/23/2007 via Company Press Release

MAMA Group plc, acquired Pollination Music Limited

synopsis: Music and marketing group MAMA Group PLC said it purchased a 75 pct stake in music publishing company Pollination Music Ltd for 140,000 stg cash.
buyer: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines. "
target: Pollination Music Limited
Pollination Music acts as exclusive worldwide publisher of a number of writers including Tore Johansson, the producer of multi-million selling albums by Franz Ferdinand and The Cardigans.
price ($mm)
$0.29*
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announced 9/6/2006 via AP - Associated Press

Universal Music Group, will acquire BMG Music Publishing Group

synopsis: Vivendi agreed Wednesday to pay $2.09 billion to acquire the BMG Music Publishing Group from media company Bertelsmann in a deal that will give the French company the world's largest music publishing catalog and songs by artists such as Coldplay and Robbie Williams.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of recorded music. It also engages in the business of music publishing. Universal Music Group markets its recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensees in various countries. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BMG Music Publishing Group
BMG Music Publishing helps songwriters to develop their own style and to market their compositions appropriately – to record labels, film studios, TV and multimedia producers, to radio stations and advertising agencies.
price ($mm)
$2,090
rev ($mm)
$475
EBITDA ($mm)
$104
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4.4x
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20.1x
closed 8/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Made in Memphis Entertainment LLC, acquired Heavy Hitters Music Group LLC

synopsis: Stax Records veteran David Porter’s Made in Memphis Entertainment (MIME) has acquired Heavy Hitters Music Group. MIME confirmed the acquisition of Heavy Hitters, a Glendale, Calif.-based company that specializes in synchronization and licensing of music for film, TV and advertising.
buyer: Made in Memphis Entertainment LLC
Made in Memphis Entertainment is a music studio, record label and publishing platform. They offer an environment that includes several well-appointed production suites for songwriters to work and receive mentorship from world renowned professionals. "
target: Heavy Hitters Music Group LLC
Heavy Hitters Music has been a lead provider of vocal and instrumental songs serving the Film, TV and Advertising industry since 1992. It is one of the first catalogs assembled specifically for the purpose of providing great indie songs that "work to picture."
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closed 3/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Amer Samad, acquired Original Source Music

synopsis: Amer Samad has acquired Original Source Entertainment, a music catalog that is committed to provide the best music from among the most talented artists in the world to the television and film industry. Users can license music from the best up & coming artists & original bands.
buyer: Amer Samad
Amer Samad is the founder of Samad Holdings & Construction Corp., a real estate development company based in Buffalo, New York that specializes in single-family residential and multi-family development in the United States and Canada. "
target: Original Source Music
Original Source Music is committed to provide the best music from among the most talented artists in the world to the television and film industry. Users can license music from the best up & coming artists & original bands.
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closed 6/3/2010 via BNC Analysis

BMG Rights Management, acquired Adage IV

synopsis: BMG Rights Management is once again expanding its international reach, with the acquisition of the catalog of U.S. publisher Adage IV. The catalog contains songs recorded by artists including John Mayer, Ray Charles, Rob Thomas, Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley, Frankie Lymon, The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management
BMG Rights Management offers performing artists and songwriters from all over Europe a state-of-the-art and comprehensive management of their music rights. "
target: Adage IV
Adage IV is a catalog with rights to such classics as "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" and "I Don't Need No Doctor". The calalog, which had about 500 titles, including songs by John Mayer, Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley and The Beach Boys.
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announced 3/26/2010 via Company Press Release

BMG Rights Management, will acquire Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.

synopsis: BMG Rights Management (BMG) and Cherry Lane Music Publishing have entered into a Definitive Agreement under which BMG has agreed to acquire Cherry Lane.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management
BMG Rights Management offers performing artists and songwriters from all over Europe a state-of-the-art and comprehensive management of their music rights. "
target: Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.
Cherry Lane oversees an extensive catalogue of legendary songs from Elvis Presley, John Denver, Quincy Jones and Ashford & Simpson, to more recent Billboard chart-toppers including the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and Wolfmother.
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$75
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closed 5/29/2007 via Thomson Financial

Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited, acquired Air Edel Associates Ltd.

synopsis: Music group Sanctuary Group PLC said it has sold its stakes in Air Edel Associates Ltd and Air Edel Recording Studios Ltd to Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Ltd for 497,958 stg in cash.
buyer: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited is based in London, England. "
target parent: The Sanctuary Group plc
target: Air Edel Associates Ltd.
AIR-EDEL is one of the world's leading music companies, representing composers, arrangers, music editors and music supervisors world-wide. Air-Edel offers full music supervision and production services for feature film, television, commercial and video game projects.
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$1.00
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closed 11/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Zoomoozik LLC, purchased music assets; artist contracts, music licensing agreements and the music library from The Chilmark Entertainment Group

synopsis: Chilmark Entertainment Group Inc, announced that it has sold all of the Company's music assets, which include artist contracts, music licensing agreements and the Company's music library. The assets were purchased for 10% of the ownership of Zoomoozik, LLC.
buyer: Zoomoozik LLC
Zoomoozik is one of the first all digital record labels and is approaching the music industry with a unique and different focus. Zoomoozik, LLC is in the process of completing an IPO which they anticipate occurring in the 2nd quarter of 2007. "
seller: The Chilmark Entertainment Group
Chilmark Entertainment Group is designed to meet the challenges of the music and entertainment industry.
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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:$20,247.19)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
target: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
price ($mm)
$1,000
rev ($mm)
$248
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$85
EV / rev
4.0x
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11.8x
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 10/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Sonoma Wire Works, acquired Submersible Music, Inc.

synopsis: Sonoma Wire Works, makers of RiffWorks recording software and the FourTrack and InstantDrummer iPhone Apps, has acquired the entire Submersible Music product line, including the award-winning DrumCore and KitCore software and drum content.
buyer: Sonoma Wire Works
Sonoma Wire Works develops high-quality, innovative products and services that help musicians enjoy playing, recording and sharing music. Sonoma Wire Works' products enhance the user's ability to create great-sounding music without requiring a technical background. "
target: Submersible Music, Inc.
Submersible was founded to make the music creation process easier by providing access to a extensive collection of audio loop libraries. Their staff is comprised of musicians, composers, engineers and producers who also happen to be business folks, software engineers, and product designers.
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closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

SESAC, Inc., acquired Rumblefish, Inc.

synopsis: Performing rights organization, SESAC, has acquired Rumblefish, Inc. Rumblefish will operate as an independent subsidiary of SESAC. Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights.
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: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights. They built a system to connect amazing music with video creators, amateurs and professionals alike.
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closed 3/21/2013 via Market Wire

Rumblefish, Inc., acquired Catalogik

synopsis: Rumblefish has acquired Catalogik, a Software as a Service music licensing and rights administration platform. This acquisition further establishes the Rumblefish soundtrack platform as the industry standard for social video by significantly improving its search tools and accelerating development of its YouTube monetization platform.
buyer: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish is the largest provider of soundtracks for social video and a pioneer in the music licensing industry. The platform allows partners to offer soundtrack functionality for web and mobile applications, and provide access to the world's largest copyright-cleared soundtrack catalog. "
target: Catalogik
Catalogik enables record labels and music publishers to pitch sync licensing opportunities to music supervisors with an integrated CRM and take advantage of features like custom licensing storefronts, accounting and transaction tracking, database management, and cutting edge music search technology.
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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:$20,247.19)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
target: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
price ($mm)
$1,000
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$248
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$85
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4.0x
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11.8x
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 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

SESAC, Inc., acquired Rumblefish, Inc.

synopsis: Performing rights organization, SESAC, has acquired Rumblefish, Inc. Rumblefish will operate as an independent subsidiary of SESAC. Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights.
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: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights. They built a system to connect amazing music with video creators, amateurs and professionals alike.
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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:$20,247.19)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
target: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
price ($mm)
$1,000
rev ($mm)
$248
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
4.0x
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11.8x
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 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Authentic Brands Group, acquired Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Authentic Brands Group announced the acquisition of Elvis Presley Intellectual Property Assets from CORE Media Group. Following the acquisition, ABG will own and manage, in partnership with the Presley family and Joel Weinshanker, the intellectual property associated with one of the most widely recognized and beloved entertainers in the world.
buyer: Authentic Brands Group
Authentic Brands Group is a brand development and licensing company. In conjunction with Leonard Green & Partners, their mandate is to acquire, manage and build long-term value in prominent consumer brands. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) is a corporate entity created by "The Elvis Presley Trust" to conduct business and manage its assets. EPE's business extends to worldwide licensing of Elvis-related products, the development of Elvis-related music, film, video, television and productions and more.
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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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closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
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$18
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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:$323.62)
Angry Birds Toons is a Finnish TV series that brings to life the characters and adventures from one of the most beloved games in history as 52 short episodes. Angry Birds is a casual puzzle game that has been created by Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
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Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
Iconix Brand Group is the world’s premier brand management company and owner of a diversified portfolio of strong global consumer brands across fashion, sports, entertainment, and home. Iconix specializes in marketing, merchandising and licensing its brand portfolio and has over 1,100 licenses.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$359.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$157.50
EBIT ($mm)
$154.27
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
145
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