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closed 9/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Cox Enterprises Inc., acquired Experience

synopsis: Cox Enterprises, Inc. announced the acquisition of Experience, a mobile technology company that enables fans to upgrade their seats and enjoy VIP opportunities at sporting events, concerts and live events, creating once-in-a-lifetime memories.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $15 billion and 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc., Manheim, Inc., Cox Media Group, Inc., and AutoTrader.com. "
target: Experience
Experience is the award-winning fan experience technology company dedicated to making sure fans enjoy live events to the fullest extent possible. Fans can personalize their live event experience by upgrading seats or participate in other unique opportunities all from their mobile device.
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announced 4/28/2021 via Company Press Release

TicketManager, will acquire Sports Systems

synopsis: TicketManager will acquire Sports Systems, a provider of event accreditation and corporate guest management software solutions. With the acquisition, TicketManager will offer the most comprehensive suite of products and services across sponsorship, ticketing, guest management, and event accreditation to the largest brands in sports and live events.
buyer: TicketManager
TicketManager gives companies everything they need to make client entertainment easy and drive greater ROI. It offers convenient and simple tech to create events, invite guests, register and check-in customers, and report on the effectiveness of each event in real-time. "
target: Sports Systems
Sports Systems empowers the world’s leading brands as they activate their sponsorship rights for the world’s greatest sporting events. The company creates custom online solutions that streamline event information gathering and data management for sports and sponsorship organizations.
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closed 10/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nike, acquired Tally TraceMe

synopsis: Nike has acquired Tally (formerly TraceMe), the Seattle startup co-founded by Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Tally is a mobile-first web platform that powers immersive, free-to-play, real-time prediction experiences.
buyer: Nike (NKE:$38,254.00)
NIKE, Inc., named for the Greek goddess of victory, is the world's leading designer, marketer, and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. "
target: Tally TraceMe
Tally is a mobile-first web platform that powers immersive, free-to-play, real-time prediction experiences. Prior to 2018, Tally was known as TraceMe, a Seattle-based technology company dedicated to connecting athletes/celebrities/influences with their super fans through new social media platforms.
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closed 6/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Versus Systems Inc., acquired Xcite Interactive, Inc.

synopsis: Versus Systems Inc. has acquired Xcite Interactive. Xcite is a world leader in interactive audience engagement, having worked with over 150 professional teams across the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB as well as the World Cup, Formula1, and other live events worldwide.
buyer: Versus Systems Inc. (NasdaqCM:VS:$1.46)
Versus Systems Inc. has developed a proprietary prizing and promotions engine that allows publishers, developers, and creators of streaming media, live events, broadcast TV, games, apps, and other content to offer real world prizes inside their content. "
target: Xcite Interactive, Inc.
Xcite Interactive is a global leader engaging online audiences at scale; they make every event more fun and profitable. Their cloud-scale web services platform brings the latest technology for gamification, content interaction and intelligence.
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closed 4/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Hagerty, acquired MotorsportReg

synopsis: Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand dedicated to the love and protection of driving, has acquired MotorsportReg.com, North America's largest motorsport membership, licensing and event online management system. MotorsportReg.com helps automate tasks, improve accuracy and grow participation.
buyer: Hagerty
Hagerty is a worldwide automotive brand dedicated to the love of driving. They are the world's largest specialty insurance provider for classic vehicles of all kinds. Hagerty, the magazine, is among the highest circulation car magazines in the country. "
target: MotorsportReg
MotorsportReg.com is North America's largest motorsport membership, licensing and event online management system. MotorsportReg.com helps automate tasks, improve accuracy and grow participation. It is used by more than 1,300 clubs, racetracks and sanctioning bodies to manage 40,000 events.
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announced 6/11/2015 via PR Newswire

Veritix will be merged with AXS,

synopsis: Outbox AXS and Veritix® will merge. The combined entity will partner the consumer-focused interface and ticketing platform of Outbox AXS, including AXS Invite and the AXS Waiting Room with Veritix's industry-leading season ticket management technology and its inventive Flash Seats® digital, ID-based ticketing technology.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: AXS
AXS is a new entertainment platform that also serves as AEG's primary consumer brand. AXS provides fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface. "
target: Veritix
Veritix is a leading innovator in digital ticketing, event marketing and relationship management applications. Veritix empowers teams and venues – from the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS, AHL, Hockey Canada, NASCAR, NCAA and DI-III College Athletics, and over 1,000 entertainment venues in 47 states and Canada.
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closed 10/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Ackroo Inc., acquired GGGolf, Inc.

synopsis: Ackroo Inc., a loyalty marketing, gift card and payments technology and services provider, has acquired all of the outstanding share capital of GGGolf, a company that provides high-performance software to help private, semi-private, public golf clubs and resorts manage and optimize their day-to-day operations.
buyer: Ackroo Inc. (TSXV:AKR:$5.02)
Ackroo provides merchants of all sizes a robust, cloud based multi-currency marketing platform to help attract, engage and grow their customers while increasing their revenues and margins. They are based in Ottawa, ON, Canada. "
target parent: Valsoft Corp
target: GGGolf, Inc.
GGGolf provides high-performance software to help private, semi-private, public golf clubs and resorts manage and optimize their day-to-day operations. GGGolf offers a powerful and customizable golf management system, including web and mobile apps for online tee-time bookings across Canada.
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closed 2/27/2020 via BusinessWire

ArbiterSports, acquired FamilyID

synopsis: Arbiter has acquired FamilyID, the market leader in online registration for schools and community programs. From schools to clubs, summer camps to sports, all kinds of programs use FamilyID to offer the convenience of online registration, improve administrative efficiency and attract new participants.
buyer: ArbiterSports
Arbiter, the leading provider of athletic event management solutions, helps athletic departments and sports leagues simplify the process of scheduling games, and assigning and paying officials. The Arbiter platform delivers control and visibility over the entire event process. "
target: FamilyID
FamilyID helps organizations efficiently manage program registrations and payments. From schools to clubs, summer camps to sports, all kinds of programs use FamilyID to offer the convenience of online registration, improve administrative efficiency and attract new participants.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pineapple Payments, acquired AthleteTrax

synopsis: Pineapple Payments, a payment processing technology company, has acquired AthleteTrax, a company that offers a Cloud-Based Facility Management Software, called MySportSort. They offer everything from custom websites and mobile apps to facility and league scheduling and point of sale transactions.
buyer: Pineapple Payments
Pineapple Payments is a payment processing technology company that provides omni-channel payment acceptance tools for merchants of all shapes and sizes. From its innovative technology solutions to its proactive merchant success team, Pineapple truly takes a fresh approach to payment processing. "
target: AthleteTrax
AthleteTrax offers a Cloud-Based Facility Management Software, called MySportSort. From everything from custom websites and mobile apps to facility and league scheduling and point of sale transactions, AthleteTrax provides a simple mechanism to keep your organization running smoothly.
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closed 2/14/2018 via PR Web

PickleballCentral.com, acquired PickleballTournaments.com

synopsis: PickleballCentral.com, the largest reseller of pickleball equipment on the internet, has acquired PickleballTournaments.com, the worldwide industry leader in pickleball tournament software, management, and services. PickleballTournaments.com's web-based tournament management system is used to register, organize and manage tournaments of all sizes.
buyer: PickleballCentral.com
PickleballCentral.com is the largest reseller of pickleball equipment on the internet. They are committed to honesty, superior customer service, innovation and being the best. PickleballCentral.com offers the absolute best service and the best selection in online pickleball equipment and apparel. "
target: PickleballTournaments.com
PickleballTournaments.com is the worldwide industry leader in pickleball tournament software, management, and services. Their web-based tournament management system is used by the thousands of tournament directors who register, organize and manage tournaments of all sizes.
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closed 9/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Global Payments, Inc., purchased Communities and Sports Divisions from The Active Network, Inc.

synopsis: Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, announced the completion of the acquisition of the communities and sports divisions of ACTIVE Network, the premier global marketplace for activities and events.
buyer: Global Payments, Inc. (GPN:$7,509.97)
Global Payments Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. They provide a range of products and services that allow their customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels. "
seller parent: Vista Equity Partners
seller: The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV:$441.26)
The acquisition includes the communities and sports divisions of ACTIVE Network from Vista Equity Partners. ACTIVE Network delivers cloud-based, mission critical enterprise software, including payment technology solutions, to event organizers in the communities and health and fitness verticals.
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closed 3/29/2017 via PR Web

Togetherwork, acquired ABC Registrations

synopsis: Togetherwork, the emerging leader in Group Management Software and Payments, announced the acquisition of ABC Sports Camps, an early pioneer in online registration and event management software for sports camps.
buyer parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
buyer: Togetherwork
Togetherwork is the emerging leader in software and payments for groups and organizations of all kinds, helping them grow, become more efficient, increase revenues, and provide excellent service to their members and constituents. "
target: ABC Registrations
ABC Registrations (ABC Sports Camps) is a pioneer in online tools for coach sponsored sports camps. Serving several hundred coaches and more than 100,000 campers annually, ABC Sports Camps offers websites, promotion, online registration, and camp management software.
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announced 8/10/2016 via PR Newswire

Preptix will be merged with Huddle, Inc.,

synopsis: Huddle and Preptix announced a merger to create the nation's largest and most innovative ticketing solution for the high school sports market. Preptix provides schools and associations with a digital ticketing solution that can be utilized for sporting events and other ticketed school events.
buyer: Huddle, Inc.
Huddle, Inc. gives brands a local voice, lasting relationships, and a nationally scalable way to rise above a noisy advertising world. Huddle, based in Alpharetta, Georgia, builds programs that are rooted in serving a targeted audience and converting them into passionate brand advocates. "
target: Preptix
Preptix provides schools and associations with a digital ticketing solution that can be utilized for sporting events and other ticketed school events. Preptix is the exclusive online ticket provider for the Alabama High School Athletic Association.
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closed 8/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Data Business Systems, acquired Local Level

synopsis: i3 Verticals, LLC, a rapidly growing technology and payment processing company, announced the closing of the acquisition of Local Level. Local Level will be integrated into i3 Verticals’ subsidiary, Data Business Systems. Local Level is a software company serving K-12 schools that helps schools organize admissions and events.
buyer parent: i3 Verticals, LLC
buyer: Data Business Systems
Data Business Systems (DBS) specializes in the education software and payments sector. By leveraging technology to provide school districts with integrated, district-wide solutions, DBS serves more than 5,500 schools with approximately 3 million students. "
target: Local Level
Local Level is a software company serving K-12 schools. Local Level is an online custom event registration, sales and ticketing service, including Athletic Events, Camps, Conferences, Dances, Dues, Fundraisers, General Admission, and more.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired athleteReg

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, announced the acquisition of athleteReg, one of the world’s largest event registration platforms serving runners, triathletes, cyclists, and skiers. They are a trusted resource, used by thousands of events and racers across the country.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: athleteReg
athleteReg is one of the world’s largest event registration platforms serving runners, triathletes, cyclists, and skiers. They are a trusted resource, used by thousands of events and racers across the country.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

ASICS Digital, acquired Race Roster

synopsis: ASICS Digital, the digital division of ASICS Corporation, has acquired Race Roster, a leading race registration platform for running events. Race Roster allows event directors to oversee participant signups, donations, and event revenue all in one dashboard. Race Roster provides tools for registration, fundraising, CRM, timing, and more.
buyer parent: ASICS Corporation
buyer: ASICS Digital
ASICS Digital is the digital division of ASICS Corporation. ASICS Digital builds innovative digital technologies to better connect the ASICS brand to its consumers. ASICS Digital is responsible for the continued development of mobile-fitness solutions such as Runkeeper and ASICS Studio. "
target: Race Roster
Race Roster is a leading race registration platform for running events. Race Roster allows event directors to oversee participant signups, donations, and event revenue all in one dashboard. Race Roster provides tools for registration, fundraising, CRM, timing, and more.
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closed 12/22/2016 via BusinessWire

Blue Star Sports, acquired RaceWire

synopsis: Blue Star Sports announced its acquisition of RaceWire. As the go-to solution for thousands of endurance events nationwide, RaceWire provides event directors with a unique and comprehensive suite of tools including online registration, electronic timing, photos, video and customized apparel options for their participants.
buyer: Blue Star Sports
Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the industry leader in youth sports management by centralizing all operations and providing a complete innovative platform for all national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. "
target: RaceWire
Since 2009, RaceWire has been a trusted source for race directors to reduce events costs by pairing electronic timing services and customized online registration solutions.
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closed 8/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Dynasty Sports and Entertainment, acquired The Ticket Group

synopsis: Dynasty Sports and Entertainment has acquired The Ticket Group, a yield management and distribution platform focused in the $26B live entertainment ticketing industry, allowing professional sports teams and venues to distribute their tickets to the right people, at the right price, and at the right time.
buyer: Dynasty Sports and Entertainment
Dynasty Sports and Entertainment is the largest technology and services provider dedicated to helping content holders and professional sellers automate the ingestion, pricing, distribution and fulfillment of tickets to live events, empowering them to maximize their revenue. "
target: The Ticket Group
Founded in 2007, The Ticket Group is a yield management and distribution platform focused in the $26B live entertainment ticketing industry, allowing professional sports teams and venues to distribute their tickets to the right people, at the right price, and at the right time.
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closed 4/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Bpifrance, Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, acquired Platinium Group S.A.M.

synopsis: Bpifrance and Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners through WINCH Capital 3 fund are proud to announce that they are taking a majority stake in Platinium Group ("PG"). PG is a software company providing ‘Software as a Service (SaaS) ticketing solutions to organisers of major sporting events across the world.
buyer: Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners
buyer: Bpifrance
Bpifrance, a subsidiary of the French state and the Caisse des Dépôts, finances businesses from the seed phase to IPO, through loans, guarantees and equity investments. Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners is a leader in investment in privately owned companies. "
target: Platinium Group S.A.M.
Platinium Group (“PG”) is a software company providing ‘Software as a Service (SaaS) ticketing solutions to organisers of major sporting events across the world. In parallel, PG has developed a ticket distribution and e-commerce business for sporting events, notably via its website, Gootickets.com.
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closed 10/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Etix, Inc., acquired TicketBiscuit, LLC

synopsis: Etix, an international ticketing solutions provider, announced the growth acquisition of Alabama-based ticketing technology company, TicketBiscuit. TicketBiscuit provides online ticketing systems and innovative promotional and marketing solutions to hundreds of venues and promoters nationwide.
buyer: Etix, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Etix is an international, web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment industry, processing more than 50 million tickets per year in 40 countries. Their mission is to provide superior ticketing, marketing and service solutions for their clients and their customers. "
target: TicketBiscuit, LLC
TicketBiscuit provides online ticketing systems and innovative promotional and marketing solutions to hundreds of venues and promoters nationwide. With system enhancements and new features added every two weeks, the company never stops innovating to help clients sell more tickets.
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closed 9/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Cox Enterprises Inc., acquired Experience

synopsis: Cox Enterprises, Inc. announced the acquisition of Experience, a mobile technology company that enables fans to upgrade their seats and enjoy VIP opportunities at sporting events, concerts and live events, creating once-in-a-lifetime memories.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $15 billion and 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc., Manheim, Inc., Cox Media Group, Inc., and AutoTrader.com. "
target: Experience
Experience is the award-winning fan experience technology company dedicated to making sure fans enjoy live events to the fullest extent possible. Fans can personalize their live event experience by upgrading seats or participate in other unique opportunities all from their mobile device.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cox Automotive, Inc., acquired Codeweavers, Ltd.

synopsis: Cox Automotive has acquired Codeweavers Ltd., a digital automotive retail specialist headquartered in the UK. Codeweavers, which works with both car manufacturers and retailers to provide commerce solutions and finance software, will sit alongside Cox’s existing digital marketing and retail solutions business, Modix.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. The global company's brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, and more, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers "
target: Codeweavers, Ltd.
Based in the UK, Codeweavers develops software solutions for the automotive industry that helps car manufacturers and retailers sell cars more efficiently. Codeweavers has developed a suite of solutions that support online digital retail services for vehicle manufacturers, dealers, and lenders.
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closed 1/6/2021 via PR Newswire

Cox Automotive, Inc., acquired Fyusion, Inc

synopsis: Cox Automotive has acquired Fyusion, a computer vision company and leader in immersive vehicle imaging solutions for automotive and other industries. Founded in 2013 and based in San Francisco, Calif., Fyusion provides intellectual property—including numerous patents—and advanced technology in the automotive space.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. The global company's brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, and more, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers "
target: Fyusion, Inc
At the intersection of artificial intelligence and 3D imaging, there is immeasurable potential for enterprises to improve how people live and work. Fyusion Inc. opens the possibilities of AI-driven 3D imaging by making these cutting-edge technologies accessible to enterprises.
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announced 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Cox Enterprises Inc., will purchase Three Ohio Newspapers from Apollo Global Management

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc., a leading communications, media and automotive services company, has agreed to repurchase the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues over $20 billion and approximately 60,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications; Cox Automotive; and Cox Media Group. "
seller: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
The assets included are the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News from Apollo Global Management. All three newspapers are located in Ohio. Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager.
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announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apollo Global Management, will purchase Radio stations, CoxReps and Gamut from Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises, a privately held global conglomerate, said it agreed to sell Cox Media Group’s radio stations, CoxReps and its Gamut advertising business to a new company owned by Apollo Global Management private equity funds.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets under management of approximately $303 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
seller parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
seller: Cox Media Group, Inc.
The acquisition includes Cox Media Group’s radio stations, CoxReps and its Gamut advertising business. CoxReps is the leading national television representative company. Gamut offers customized, localized digital advertising solutions - at national scale.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Cox Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cox Enterprises Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC to buy a majority interest in Cox Media Group's broadcast television stations, including the company's radio, newspaper and TV properties in Ohio.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets of approximately $280 billion in private equity, credit and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Media Group, Inc.
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company's operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

vAuto, Inc., acquired iReconCars

synopsis: vAuto, a provider of innovative technology for used vehicle department sales and profits has announced the acquisition of iReconCars. iReconCars is a used car reconditioning management platform that allows dealers to automate the reconditioning process to control expenses, reduce mistakes and stop delays.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: vAuto, Inc.
vAuto provides innovative technology, tools and business intelligence to help dealers improve their used vehicle department sales and profits. vAuto’s Provision Suite offers premium products that guide used vehicle acquisition, appraisals, pricing, merchandising and transparent sales processes. "
target: iReconCars
iReconCars is a used car reconditioning management platform. They allow dealers to automate the reconditioning process to control expenses, reduce mistakes and delays, manage third-party partners, and improve customer satisfaction and trust through their MyCarPedigree system.
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announced 10/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Gumtree, will acquire Motors.co.uk Ltd.

synopsis: Gumtree, the UK's #1 classifieds website, will acquire Motors.co.uk from Cox Automotive, a leading provider of products and services to the automotive industry. Motors.co.uk is a used car classified advertising website in the UK. Motors.co.uk offers reliable cars from a variety of car dealers to help their users find the right car for their needs.
buyer parent: eBay
buyer: Gumtree
Gumtree is the UK's #1 classifieds website. Gumtree has over 1.7 million ads on their site, making them the perfect place for finding a new car, job, second-hand items, services and more. Gumtree uses sophisticated systems for screening ads to find inaccuracies and ensure their users' safety. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Motors.co.uk Ltd.
Motors.co.uk is a used car classified advertising website in the UK. Motors.co.uk lists an extensive range of reliable cars from a wide variety of franchise and independent car dealers to help their users find the right car for their needs.
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closed 10/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Cox Automotive, Inc., acquired F&I Express

synopsis: Cox Automotive Inc. announces the acquisition of F&I Express.  F&I Express is dedicated to leading the aftermarket industry into the digital age with innovative technology solutions. Their solutions cut costs and educate consumer all while improving compliance and increasing efficiency for dealers, agents, lenders, and others.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of products and services spanning the automotive ecosystem. No matter the stage of the auto buying or selling process, they have a solution. They have the resources and tools for dealers to maximize value at every step of the car buying and selling process. "
target: F&I Express
F&I Express is dedicated to leading the aftermarket industry into the digital age with innovative technology solutions. F&I Express' solutions cut costs, educate consumers, all while improving compliance and increase efficiency for dealers, agents, providers, lenders, digital retailers and menus.
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closed 8/9/2018 via PR Newswire

Cox Communications, Inc., acquired RapidScale

synopsis: Cox Business, the commercial division of Cox Communications, announced its acquisition of RapidScale, a leading managed and hybrid managed cloud services provider that delivers secure and reliable cloud solutions to businesses of all sizes.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Communications, Inc. (:$0.00)
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. "
target: RapidScale
RapidScale is a leading managed and hybrid managed cloud services provider that delivers secure and reliable cloud solutions to businesses of all sizes. RapidScale's managed cloud solutions provide the most reliable, innovative and secure services that complement any organization's IT efforts.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

New Media Investment Group, will acquire The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News

synopsis: New Media Investment Group will acquire The Palm Beach Post and the Palm Beach Daily News. The Palm Beach Post has been the leading source of local news and advertising in Palm Beach County and southern Martin County, FL. Palm Beach Daily News, also known as The Shiny Sheet, covers Palm Beach news, society, fashion & arts.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News
The Palm Beach Post has been the leading source of local news and advertising in Palm Beach County and southern Martin County in Florida for more than 100 years. Its sister publication, the Palm Beach Daily News, also known as The Shiny Sheet, covers Palm Beach news, society, fashion & arts.
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announced 3/7/2018 via Company Press Release

New Media Investment Group, will acquire Austin American-Statesman

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire the Austin American-Statesman and its niche publications and companion websites from Cox Media Group, LLC. The Austin American-Statesman has been a trusted, award-winning newspaper in Central Texas for more than 140 years.
buyer: New Media Investment Group (NEWM:$1,588.44)
New Media supports small to mid-size communities by providing locally-focused print and digital content to its consumers and premier marketing and technology solutions to its small and medium business partners. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US."
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Austin American-Statesman
The Austin American-Statesman is a daily newspaper providing the latest news in Austin and Central Texas. The Austin American-Statesman has a daily circulation of 85,000 and digital subscriptions of 16,786.
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closed 8/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Cox Communications, Inc., acquired Blueprint RF

synopsis: Cox Communications, a broadband communications and entertainment company, announced that it has finalized its acquisition of Blueprint RF, a leading managed network solutions provider serving major hotel brands and hotel properties across the United States.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Communications, Inc. (:$0.00)
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. "
target: Blueprint RF
Blueprint RF supplies smart IT services to the hospitality industry with proprietary solutions and services that integrate technology with hotel design to heighten the guest experience.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Market Wire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Cox Target Media, Inc.

synopsis: Platinum Equity, a global investment firm, announced it has acquired the businesses of Cox Target Media (CTM) from Cox Media Group. Based in St. Petersburg, Fla., CTM's businesses comprise one of the nation's largest direct marketing service providers, reaching more than 100 million consumers.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, logistics, manufacturing and distribution. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Target Media, Inc.
Cox Target Media, Inc., a leading digital and direct marketing company, helps companies of all sizes connect with consumers to drive business results through its Valpak and Savings.com businesses.
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announced 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cox Automotive, Inc., will acquire CarsGuide

synopsis: Cox Automotive Australia, a new Australian subsidiary of the US automotive conglomerate Cox Automotive, will acquire CarsGuide. CarsGuide is an online classified publisher for thousands of new and used cars for sale from dealers and private sellers all over Australia.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of products and services spanning the automotive ecosystem. No matter the stage of the auto buying or selling process, they have a solution. They have the resources and tools for dealers to maximize value at every step of the car buying and selling process. "
target: CarsGuide
CarsGuide lists thousands of new and used cars for sale online from dealers and private sellers all over Australia. They provide the latest car news, reviews, photos and videos from their national network motoring journalists and international automotive experts.
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announced 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cox Automotive, Inc., will acquire Molicar

synopsis: Cox Automotive™, a leading provider of digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, is expanding its global footprint by acquiring a majority shareholding in Molicar, the market-leading Brazilian vehicle valuations business.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of vehicle remarketing services and digital marketing and software solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. "
target: Molicar
Based in Sao Paulo, Molicar is widely acknowledged as setting the industry standard for valuations in Brazil. Molicar currently facilitates around 13 million vehicle valuations a year and has a vehicle catalog that contains 22,000 different models and prices.
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closed 3/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Manheim Auctions, acquired Dealer Solutions Pty Ltd

synopsis: Manheim, a division of Cox Automotive Inc., has announced that it has purchased Dealer Solutions. Dealer Solutions helps Australian motor dealers utilise new technology by providing them with sales performance solutions.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Manheim Auctions
Manheim was established in 1945 as a wholesale vehicle auction operation. With 20,000 employees in 122 operating locations around the globe, Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Manheim registers nearly 7 million used vehicles annually. "
target: Dealer Solutions Pty Ltd
In 1992, before many people had even heard of the internet, Dealer Solutions was founded with the objective of helping Australian motor dealers utilise new technology by providing them with sales performance solutions.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Manheim Auctions, acquired Movex

synopsis: Manheim, a vehicle remarketing, auction and retails company owned by Cox Automotive, has announced it is acquiring a majority shareholding in online vehicle logistics platform, Movex. Movex facilitates around 40,000 vehicle movements a year for franchised and independent dealerships, as well as vehicle remarketing organizations.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Manheim Auctions
With headquarters in Atlanta, GA, Manheim Auctions is the largest and highest volume wholesale automobile auction company in the world. As the industry leader, the company operates more than 115 auction facilities worldwide, and employs more than 35,000 people. "
target: Movex
Movex Logistics Ltd. owns and operates an online vehicle logistics platform. Movex facilitates around 40,000 vehicle movements a year for franchised and independent dealerships, as well as vehicle remarketing organizations.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Dealertrack Technologies merged with Cox Automotive, Inc.,

synopsis: Cox Automotive, Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, announced it has completed its acquisition of Dealertrack Technologies, Inc., a leader in software solutions and services for automotive retailers.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of vehicle remarketing services and digital marketing and software solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. "
target: Dealertrack Technologies (TRAK:$993.05)
Dealertrack Technologies provides web based software solutions and services that enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, vehicle manufacturers, third party retailers, agents and aftermarket providers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,559 [$4,362]
rev ($mm)
$948
EBITDA ($mm)
$124
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
36.1x
announced 11/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Cox Automotive, Inc., will acquire Xtime Inc.

synopsis: Cox Automotive announced that it has agreed to acquire Xtime Inc., a leading provider of service scheduling and workflow software to dealerships. Xtime has about 6,000 dealership customers. The company’s software helps dealers manage their service operations through electronic scheduling, marketing and customer check-in.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive, Inc. provides vehicle remarketing services and digital marketing/software solutions for automotive dealers, manufacturers, shoppers, and financial institutions. "
target: Xtime Inc.
Xtime is the leading retention solution for the retail automotive industry. The Xtime Retention System delivers a premium customer experience for vehicle owners and increases retention for OEMs and their dealerships.
price ($mm)
$325
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2014 via PR Newswire

Cox Enterprises Inc., acquired Experience

synopsis: Cox Enterprises, Inc. announced the acquisition of Experience, a mobile technology company that enables fans to upgrade their seats and enjoy VIP opportunities at sporting events, concerts and live events, creating once-in-a-lifetime memories.
buyer: Cox Enterprises Inc.
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues exceeding $15 billion and 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc., Manheim, Inc., Cox Media Group, Inc., and AutoTrader.com. "
target: Experience
Experience is the award-winning fan experience technology company dedicated to making sure fans enjoy live events to the fullest extent possible. Fans can personalize their live event experience by upgrading seats or participate in other unique opportunities all from their mobile device.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Verizon Media

synopsis: Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. entered into an agreement to acquire Verizon Media, a division of Verizon Communications, Inc. that houses a trusted media ecosystem of premium brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and Engadget to help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets under management of approximately $455 billion in credit, private equity and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Verizon Media
Verizon Media, a division of Verizon Communications, Inc., houses a trusted media ecosystem of premium brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and Engadget to help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and media partners to connect.
price ($mm)
$5,000*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Inc., will acquire KonMari Media Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten will invest in KonMari Media to become a majority shareholder. KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications around the world. "
target: KonMari Media Inc.
KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, a leading diversified media company, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Tribune Media, a company that is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,224.75)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,152 [$6,188]
rev ($mm)
$1,920
EBITDA ($mm)
$720
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
price ($mm)
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cancelled 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, cancelled an acquisition of Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Tribune said in a statement that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair. Tribune owns or operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, cable network WGN America, and digital multicast network Antenna TV.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,860 [$6,554]
rev ($mm)
$1,919
EBITDA ($mm)
$563
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 2/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, acquired Amedia AS

synopsis: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, a foundation that gives financial contributions to a wide range of charitable causes, acquired Amedia, a media company in Norway and Russia. Amedia's activities include newspapers, printing, television, and electronic media operations.
buyer: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB is a Norwegian foundation. The foundation gives financial contributions to a wide range of charitable causes. In addition to giving direct financial contributions, the Savings Bank Foundation invests in causes that benefit the general public. "
target: Amedia AS
Amedia AS operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
$474
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$129,549.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 11/18/2013 via Market Wire

Acceleritas Corp., acquired Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Acceleritas Corp., a development stage company that provides security services, announces the acquisition of all of the assets and business of Hollywall Entertainment Inc., and plans to change its name to Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. Hollywall Entertainment is a multifaceted media and entertainment company.
buyer: Acceleritas Corp. (OTCPK:HWAL:$0.00)
Acceleritas Corp., a development stage company, provides security services to general public, corporate world, and government agencies primarily in the United States. The company was formerly known as National Intelligence Association, Inc. and changed its name to Acceleritas Corp. in March 2013. "
target: Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.
Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. is a multifaceted media and entertainment company focused on ownership and content acquisition of music, film, television, home video, and computer game software libraries.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

VETEK, will acquire Ukrainian Media Holding

synopsis: VETEK and Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") signed a sales agreement for Vetek to acquire 98% of UMH. UMH operates as a multimedia company in the Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: VETEK
The main activity of VETEK Group is focused on investments into the oil and gas industry of Ukraine, including modernization and restoration of the refining sector competitiveness. "
target: Ukrainian Media Holding
Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") is a dynamic multimedia company in Eastern Europe that controls over 50 media brands. In Ukraine UMH is leader on markets of Internet, radio and press, in Russia UMH is the most dynamic publishing company among top-10 market players.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/31/2013 via Company Press Release

Global Eagle, acquired Advanced Inflight Alliance AG

synopsis: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA). The company provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
buyer: Global Eagle (ENT:$406.30)
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination involving Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses. "
target parent: PAR Capital Management
target: Advanced Inflight Alliance AG
Advanced Inflight Alliance AG provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$142 [$132]*
rev ($mm)
$169
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 2/14/2012 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has completed its merger with Premium Lead Company Limited and New Era Investment Holding Ltd.
buyer: 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. "
target: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$697*
rev ($mm)
$1,041
EBITDA ($mm)
$199
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
cancelled 5/9/2011 via Market Watch

The Gores Group, LLC, cancelled an acquisition of CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX, Inc. has cancelled the agreement to be acquired by The Gores Group and has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.
buyer: The Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. "
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$274
EBITDA ($mm)
$60
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 2/21/2011 via Reuters

West Australian Newspapers Limited, will acquire Seven Media Group

synopsis: Australian newspaper group West Australian Newspaper Holdings has agreed to buy Seven Media Group in a deal forged by tycoon Kerry Stokes that will create the country's biggest media company. Seven Media Group owns interests in Australia’s largest commercial television network and the second largest publisher of magazines in Australia.
buyer: West Australian Newspapers Limited
West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited is the ultimate holding company of the West Australian Newspapers Group, the leading media group in Western Australia. The flagship of the Group is The West Australian daily newspaper, which is published Monday to Saturday. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Seven Media Group
Seven is one of Australia’s largest media holding companies. Seven owns interests in Australia’s largest commercial television network, the second largest publisher of magazines in Australia, and is creating a presence in online and new communications technologies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,043 [$4,145]
rev ($mm)
$1,453
EBITDA ($mm)
$361
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2007 via

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

synopsis: Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd. said on Friday it had agreed to sell a further 25 percent stake in its 50:50 media joint venture to CVC for A$515 million ($426 million). CVC will have 75 percent control of key Australian media assets, including Australia's largest TV network and a stable of magazines, under the deal.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: CVC Asia Pacific
CVC Asia Pacific is an investment and advisory company formed in 1999 to focus on buy-out opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region. CVC Asia Pacific currently advises on private equity funds totaling US$2.725 billion and has established a leading position in the Asia Pacific buy-out market. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Holdings Limited
target: PBL Media (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
PBL Media brings together the Nine Network, the number one television network in Australia; ACP, the leading magazine company, with more than 100 titles; and, the 50% joint venture with Microsoft ninemsn, the country’s number one online venture, into one integrated company.
price ($mm)
$507*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Sam Zell, acquired Tribune Company

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its going-private transaction by merging with an acquisition subsidiary of the Tribune Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Effective immediately, Sam Zell, who financed the transaction, assumes the roles of chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
buyer: Sam Zell
Sam Zell is an American billionaire real-estate entrepreneur from Chicago. With an estimated net worth of US$4.5 billion, he is ranked as the 52nd richest American by Forbes Magazine. "
target: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets.
price ($mm)
$12,941
rev ($mm)
$5,463
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,376
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
announced 11/20/2006 via Market Watch

Seven Media Group, will acquire Seven Network Ltd.

synopsis: Seven Network Ltd. has agreed to form a $4 billion joint venture with New York-based private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Sydney-based Seven said KKR will invest around A$735 million for a 50% stake in the venture, known as Seven Media Group.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Seven Media Group
Seven Media Group is an investment vehicle created by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. for the purpose of purchasing the media assets of Seven Network Ltd of Australia. "
target: Seven Network Ltd.
Seven is recognised as one of Australia’s leading media companies. We are Australia’s largest commercial television network. We publish two of the three most widely-read magazines in Australia.
price ($mm)
$603*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2007 via

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

synopsis: Funds advised by CVC Capital Partners and CVC Asia Pacific Ltd have agreed with Publishing and Broadcasting Limited to the establishment of Australia’s largest diversified media group, PBL Media.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: CVC Asia Pacific
CVC Asia Pacific is an investment and advisory company formed in 1999 to focus on buy-out opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region. CVC Asia Pacific currently advises on private equity funds totaling US$2.725 billion and has established a leading position in the Asia Pacific buy-out market. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Holdings
target: PBL Media (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
PBL Media brings together the Nine Network, the number one television network in Australia; ACP, the leading magazine company, with more than 100 titles; and, the 50% joint venture with Microsoft ninemsn, the country’s number one online venture, into one integrated company.
price ($mm)
$4,223*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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$6,513.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,169.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
175000
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Ticker: CBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$25,931.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,436.00
EBIT ($mm)
$4,038.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,354.00
Employees
23990
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Ticker: ENXTPA:VIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vivendi SA
Vivendi SA
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$19,602.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,427.04
EBIT ($mm)
$1,940.66
Net Income ($mm)
$2,213.03
Employees
43822
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Ticker: NWSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
News Corporation
News Corporation
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,720.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$978.00
EBIT ($mm)
$558.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
23500
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lagardère SCA
Lagardère SCA
The Lagardère group is a global leader in content production and distribution whose powerful brands leverage its virtual and physical networks to attract and enjoy qualified audiences. It is structured around four business lines: publishing, travel retail, media, and sports and entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$7,180.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$171.59
EBIT ($mm)
($166.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
30000
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Ticker: SNDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited
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.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$5,572.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,371.86
EBIT ($mm)
$850.83
Net Income ($mm)
$614.15
Employees
8431
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,001.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($512.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($642.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,137.00
Employees
25527
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Ticker: IAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IAC
IAC
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of some of the world’s most recognized brands and products, such as HomeAdvisor, Vimeo, About.com, Dictionary.com, The Daily Beast, Investopedia, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio, which includes Match, OkCupid and Tinder.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,786.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($55.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($212.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6400
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Ticker: US:CWGVF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global Communications Corp.
CanWest Global, an international media company, is Canada's largest media company. CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in television, out-of-home advertising, web sites and radio stations and networks.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2,712.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$435.16
EBIT ($mm)
$334.69
Net Income ($mm)
$2,032.76
Employees
11072
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Ticker: OB:SCHA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group
Schibsted Media Group is a Norwegian media group with operations in 29 countries. Their activities are related to media products in the field of newspapers, online classifieds, publishing, multimedia and mobile services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,597.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$192.20
EBIT ($mm)
$187.39
Net Income ($mm)
$116.42
Employees
5182
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: ASX:VRL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Village Roadshow Ltd.
Village Roadshow Limited operates as an entertainment and media company. The Company owns and operates a diverse range of entertainment assets including multiplex cinemas, amusement centres, film distribution, theme parks, loyalty solutions and film production.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$665.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.68
EBIT ($mm)
$21.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XTRA:HLG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Highlight Communications AG
Highlight Communications AG
Highlight Communications AG purchases licensing rights to movies for the German speaking European countries and distributes them to movie theaters, video chains, and television stations. The company also offers sports sponsoring, licensing, and merchandising rights.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$519.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.95
EBIT ($mm)
$21.00
Net Income ($mm)
$22.88
Employees
977
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Ticker: BME:VOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vocento, S.A.
Vocento is a leading multimedia group in Spain, thanks to its portfolio of high profile brands, which have a major presence in all areas of information and entertainment, including the press, supplements, magazines, television, audiovisual production, film distribution and the Internet.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$515.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.48
EBIT ($mm)
$36.71
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2743
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Ticker: WSE:AGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agora SA
Agora SA
Agora is one of the largest media companies in Poland listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1999. Its media offer includes newspapers, out-of-home advertising, network of cinemas, Internet and radio operations, magazines and sales of book collections.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$336.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.58
EBIT ($mm)
$1.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3004
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