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closed 12/19/2014 via PR Newswire

TheScore, acquired Swoopt

synopsis: theScore, Inc, a leading developer of mobile sports platforms, has closed a deal to acquire the daily fantasy sports game 'Swoopt' from San Francisco-based ApptheGame, Inc. The acquisition provides theScore, which has 9.2 million average monthly active users on its mobile platforms, with a strategic entry point into the daily fantasy sports space.
buyer: TheScore (TSXV:SCR:$6.73)
theScore creates mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through a combination of real-time news, scores, fantasy information and alerts while creating and curating content that is mobile optimized, comprehensive, customizable and seamlessly shareable. "
target parent: ApptheGame
target: Swoopt
Swoopt is a daily fantasy sports mobile platform. Made by the team at ApptheGame, Inc. Swoopt offers daily fantasy gameplay for the NFL, MLB, NHL, and the NBA.
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announced 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Fantasy 6 Sports Inc., will acquire NFC Games

synopsis: Fantasy 6 Sports Inc. is positioned to expand its operations and global market reach in sports fan engagement by signing a Letter of Intent to acquire a 100% interest in NFC Games, the developer and producer of unique mobile games targeting the fantasy sports industry.
buyer: Fantasy 6 Sports Inc. (CNSX:BZ30197:$1.15)
Fantasy 6 is a sports, entertainment and technology company which produces games, contests and other related products and experiences for fans around the world. Fantasy 6 Sports Inc. currently offers a wide variety of daily, weekly and season-long contests across multiple professional sports leagues"
target: NFC Games
NFC has developed an innovative mobile game for iOS and Android platforms that offers a unique blend of mobile video game play and fantasy sports game play.
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closed 3/9/2016 via PR Newswire

SportsHub Technologies, acquired CDM Sports

synopsis: SportsHub Technologies, an upstart player in the fantasy sports and eSports industries, has completed the acquisition of CDM Sports' suite of Fantasy Challenge and Draft and Play games. The CDM Sports domain will become part of the SportsHub Technologies network of season-long fantasy games.
buyer: SportsHub Technologies
SportsHub Technologies is an upstart player in the fantasy sports and eSports industries. SportsHub Technologies was founded in 2015 by a team of veteran fantasy sports industry insiders. "
target: CDM Sports
SportsHub Technologies LTD. is a U.S. based company that develops and operates games under the trade name "CDM Sports". The Company's games include a variety of "Challenge" and "Draft and Play" brand games.
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closed 8/24/2006 via Company Press Release

FUN Technologies, Inc., acquired CDM Fantasy Sports

synopsis: FUN Technologies Inc., one of the world's leading online and interactive casual games providers, has acquired the business of CDM Fantasy Sports, a leading fantasy sports operator. The acquisition of CDM makes FUN the largest pay-to-play fantasy sports operator in North America.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: FUN Technologies, Inc.
FUN Technologies Inc. is one of the world's leading online and interactive casual games providers. FUN's strategy is to provide its cutting-edge gaming systems to top distribution partners around the world. "
target: CDM Fantasy Sports
One of the leading providers of fantasy sports products and services in North America. The company currently offers baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf and auto racing games that can be played via a variety of methods, including phone, mail, email, fax and the Internet.
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$10
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$8
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$1
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fan19, acquired EngageCraft Ltd.

synopsis: Fan19, an investor, acquirer and venture builder of best of breed digital fan engagement products and technologies, has acquired 100% of the shares of Engagecraft, a leading digital company delivering solutions that range from innovative online games and social platforms to the responsive web development and mobile apps.
buyer: Fan19
Fan19 is an investor, acquirer and venture builder of best of breed digital fan engagement products and technologies. "
target: EngageCraft Ltd.
Engagecraft is a leading digital company delivering solutions that range from innovative online games and social platforms to the responsive web development and mobile apps. The main clients are global sports rights owners, sports federations, media companies and sponsors.
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closed 12/1/2020 via GlobeNewswire

V2 Games Inc., acquired GameOn App Inc.

synopsis: Vancouver-based V2 Games Inc., a portfolio company of Victory Square Technologies Inc., has acquired the assets and IP of GameOn App Inc., a leading-edge gaming company providing consumers, broadcasters, sportsbooks, venues, and brand partners with interactive, social experiences around sports, television, and live events.
buyer parent: Victory Square Technologies
buyer: V2 Games Inc.
Vancouver-based V2 Games is a video and mobile game ventures firm focusing on royalty investments in high-value gaming projects featuring globally-recognized intellectual properties. Its portfolio of games includes Pacific Rim: Breach Wars, Rune: Ragnarok, Men In Black, and Hello Kitty. "
target: GameOn App Inc.
GameOn is a leading-edge gaming company providing consumers, broadcasters, sportsbooks, venues, and brand partners with interactive, social experiences around sports, television, and live events. GameOn drives engagement and revenue through its suite of proprietary mobile and TV technologies.
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closed 9/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., acquired FLIP Sports

synopsis: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, completed the acquisition of the assets of FLIP Sports, a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports.
buyer: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCPK:GMBL:$0.00)
Esports Entertainment Group is a licensed Malta-based online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. The company offers fantasy, pools, fixed odds, and exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated, and secure platform to the global esports audience. "
target: FLIP Sports
FLIP Sports is a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports. Through its proprietary in-play, P2P technology, FLIP provides a unique multi-platform second-screen experience within an entertaining, social, and competitive gaming environment.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prey Studios will be merged with FunRock,

synopsis: Funrock, a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games, has announced getting into an agreement for merging operations with Prey Studios, a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: FunRock
FunRock is a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games. FunRock has one clear objective: to provide great entertainment, localized to the users preferred languages, on multiple platforms. "
target: Prey Studios
Prey Studios is a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. The company's computer games are developed as casual cross-platform games where users can host tournaments, coach fighters, sign sponsorship deals, and design their own gyms.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prey Studios will be merged with FunRock,

synopsis: Funrock, a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games, has announced getting into an agreement for merging operations with Prey Studios, a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: FunRock
FunRock is a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games. FunRock has one clear objective: to provide great entertainment, localized to the users preferred languages, on multiple platforms. "
target: Prey Studios
Prey Studios is a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. The company's computer games are developed as casual cross-platform games where users can host tournaments, coach fighters, sign sponsorship deals, and design their own gyms.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Next Wave Multimedia

synopsis: Indian games publisher Nazara Technology has acquired a majority stake in India-based mobile developer Next Wave Multimedia. Next Wave is best known for its World Cricket Championship game, has a portfolio of titles with more than 100 million downloads. They are focused on developing quality casual and multi-player games in the sports genre.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Next Wave Multimedia
Next Wave Multimedia is a mobile games developer based in India. Next Wave is best known for its World Cricket Championship game and has a portfolio of titles with more than 100 million downloads. They are focused on developing quality casual and multi-player games in the sports genre.
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closed 1/16/2015 via Company Press Release

Inspired Gaming Group Limited, acquired We R Interactive Ltd

synopsis: Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired), the leading supplier of Sports Betting and Gambling Video Lottery and Virtual Sports, announces that it has completed the acquisition of the main assets and employees of UK-based social games content developer, We R Interactive.
buyer: Inspired Gaming Group Limited
Inspired Gaming Group (Inspired) is the leading supplier of Sports Betting, and Gambling Video Lottery and Virtual Sports. Inspired only operates in regulated markets and they work closely with Government regulators and customers in each of the countries to protect those at risk of problem gambling."
target: We R Interactive Ltd
We R Interactive is a pioneering social entertainment company. It fuses premium-quality film production and interactive storytelling underpinned by gaming mechanics to create unique, shareable experiences that bring millions of people around the globe closer to their passions.
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closed 6/6/2011 via Market Wire

Majesco Entertainment Company, acquired Quick Hit, Inc.

synopsis: Majesco Entertainment Company, a leading publisher of video games for the mass market, is making several key acquisitions from Quick Hit, Inc., underscoring the commitment to its social games business. Specifically, Majesco acquired certain key operating assets as well as the Quick Hit development team to execute on its social games strategy.
buyer: Majesco Entertainment Company (US:COOL:$125.29)
Majesco Entertainment Company is a leading publisher of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games. "
target: Quick Hit, Inc.
Quick Hit, Inc. is a developer and operator of the online free-to-play NFL-licensed football game QUICKHIT NFL Football which utilizes the virtual goods revenue model. Quick Hit's compelling products fill a massive void in the casual online sports game industry.
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$0.79 [$1.70]*
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$1
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closed 2/15/2007 via

GigaMedia Limited, acquired T2CN

synopsis: GigaMedia Limited has entered into agreements to acquire majority ownership of T2CN Holding Limited, a leading online sports and casual game operator in China. This highly strategic acquisition establishes GigaMedia as a leader in one of the world's largest and fastest growing online game markets.
buyer: GigaMedia Limited (GIGM:$10.77)
GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Through its subsidiary Cambridge Entertainment Software, the Company develops software for online entertainment services, including the global online gaming market. "
target: T2CN
T2CN is China's leading online sports and casual game company and operates FreeStyle, the most popular online sports game ever in China.T2CN has also developed diversified revenue streams and close marketing partnerships with premiere international brands including Coca-Cola, Nike and Nokia.
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$23*
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Nazara Technologies Ltd, a mobile game developer in India, has acquired a majority stake in SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd, an Indian video game developer. SportsUnity is the developer of Qunami, India's #1 mobile quiz game. Qunami is cricket quiz platform that allows users to compete in tournaments or one-on-one battles for fun or money.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: SportsUnity Pvt. Ltd.
SportsUnity is an Indian video game developer. SportsUnity is the developer of Qunami, India's #1 mobile quiz game. Qunami is cricket quiz platform that allows users to challenge their friends and compete in tournaments or one-on-one battles for fun or money.
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closed 2/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Miniclip, acquired Masomo

synopsis: Miniclip, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, announced it completed its acquisition of Masomo, an interactive entertainment company which develops mobile casual multiplayer games which are sports-focused.
buyer: Miniclip
Based in Switzerland, Miniclip is a global leader in digital games. The company develops, publishes and distributes highly engaging games to an audience of 200 million monthly active users, across mobile, social and online platforms. "
target: Masomo (BME:MAS:$1,579.17)
UK-based, Masomo is an interactive entertainment company which develops casual multiplayer games which are sports-focused. Masomo bolsters a highly experienced founding team with expertise across the mobile games, advertising and sports industries who are focused on creating a world-leading IP.
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announced 10/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Yahoo! Inc., will acquire HitPost

synopsis: Yahoo, the premier digital media company, has announced that they will acquire HitPost, the maker of a handful of sports-centric mobile apps including Fantasy Football Polls, Sports Bet, Hitpost.com and others.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: HitPost
Hitpost is the leading application developer for sports fans. The company has launched various apps that let fans connect and compete. Their Sports Bet is the fastest mobile sports betting network. Their Fantasy Football Polls collects and shares instant fantasy feedback.
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closed 7/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Yahoo! Inc., acquired Bignoggins

synopsis: Yahoo has announced that they’ve acquired Bignoggins Productions, a one-man iPhone development shop which had previously built a handful of fairly popular Fantasy Sports mobile apps.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: Bignoggins
Bignoggins Productions is a one-man iPhone development shop which had previously built a handful of fairly popular Fantasy Sports mobile apps. Bignoggins' popular two apps are Fantasy Monster and Draft Monster.
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closed 8/15/2012 via Company Press Release

NaturalMotion Games Ltd, acquired Boss Alien

synopsis: NaturalMotion, a leading developer and publisher of high-end mobile social games, announced that it has acquired Boss Alien Ltd, a games development company based in Brighton, England. Boss Alien’s Brighton base will be NaturalMotion’s fourth studio location, joining Oxford, London and San Francisco.
buyer: NaturalMotion Games Ltd
NaturalMotion Games Ltd. is a leading games and technology company based in Oxford, London and San Francisco. With over 30 million downloads of their games to date, it is one of the fastest growing social mobile publishers on iOS and Android. "
target: Boss Alien
Boss Alien Ltd is a games development company based in Brighton, England. Its racing game, CSR Racing is the worldwide chart-topping hit on iOS. Since its launch, CSR Racing has become the #1 Top Grossing App in the USA, UK and dozens of other countries.
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announced 10/11/2011 via BusinessWire

24MAS, will acquire Player One Sports

synopsis: 24MAS, a leader in mobile advertising and applications, has agreed to acquire Player One Sports Limited ("P1 Sports") P1 Sports develops and publishes a broad range of sports apps and games across mobile operating systems including iOS and Android. P1 Sports has specialized in targeting a selection of sports with licensed IP.
buyer: 24MAS
24MAS is an established leader for targeted mobile advertising, application solutions and application hosting in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America, Australia, and Europe. "
target parent: ROK Entertainment Group
target: Player One Sports
Player One Sports is a global leader in the ownership and development of sports-branded mobile phone content. Headquartered in the UK, Player One Sports develops and publishes a broad range of sports apps and games across mobile operating systems including iOS and Android.
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closed 10/2/2009 via Company Press Release

ROK Entertainment Group, acquired Player One Sports

synopsis: ROK Entertainment Group, the mobile technology, applications and services company, has acquired leading mobile gaming company, Player One. Player One has carved out a valuable niche in the mobile gaming market. In early 2006, the company launched Player One Sports dedicated to bringing the best sport action and entertainment to mobile phones.
buyer: ROK Entertainment Group (ROKE:$14.59)
ROK Entertainment Group is a world-leading mobile entertainment company specialising in the development and deployment of innovative mobile technologies, services and applications. "
target: Player One Sports
Player One Sports is a global leader in the ownership and development of sports-branded mobile phone content. Established in 1999 as Player One Ltd, the company quickly carved out its niche exploiting IP in the mobile space.
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closed 12/19/2014 via PR Newswire

TheScore, acquired Swoopt

synopsis: theScore, Inc, a leading developer of mobile sports platforms, has closed a deal to acquire the daily fantasy sports game 'Swoopt' from San Francisco-based ApptheGame, Inc. The acquisition provides theScore, which has 9.2 million average monthly active users on its mobile platforms, with a strategic entry point into the daily fantasy sports space.
buyer: TheScore (TSXV:SCR:$6.73)
theScore creates mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through a combination of real-time news, scores, fantasy information and alerts while creating and curating content that is mobile optimized, comprehensive, customizable and seamlessly shareable. "
target parent: ApptheGame
target: Swoopt
Swoopt is a daily fantasy sports mobile platform. Made by the team at ApptheGame, Inc. Swoopt offers daily fantasy gameplay for the NFL, MLB, NHL, and the NBA.
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closed 12/19/2014 via PR Newswire

TheScore, acquired Swoopt

synopsis: theScore, Inc, a leading developer of mobile sports platforms, has closed a deal to acquire the daily fantasy sports game 'Swoopt' from San Francisco-based ApptheGame, Inc. The acquisition provides theScore, which has 9.2 million average monthly active users on its mobile platforms, with a strategic entry point into the daily fantasy sports space.
buyer: TheScore (TSXV:SCR:$6.73)
theScore creates mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through a combination of real-time news, scores, fantasy information and alerts while creating and curating content that is mobile optimized, comprehensive, customizable and seamlessly shareable. "
target parent: ApptheGame
target: Swoopt
Swoopt is a daily fantasy sports mobile platform. Made by the team at ApptheGame, Inc. Swoopt offers daily fantasy gameplay for the NFL, MLB, NHL, and the NBA.
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closed 8/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Swing by Swing Golf Inc., acquired gottaGolf LLC

synopsis: Swing by Swing Golf, Inc., the golf mobile app, media and marketing company, announced that it has completed the acquisition of gottaGolf, LLC. The acquisition gives Swing by Swing the top ball tracer and social app in golf with an engaged user base and social audience of more than 250,000 golfers.
buyer: Swing by Swing Golf Inc.
Swing by Swing is a free app for golfers that offers accurate distance counts. It acts as an experience caddy. Swing by Swing has harnessed wireless and GPS technology, to bring golfers a free GPS Golf Range Finder. Golfers can get reliable distance-to-green accuracy right on their mobile phone. "
target: gottaGolf LLC
gottaGolf, LLC is a mobile app and social media company that targets to golfing enthusiasts. The company owns and operates the gottaGolf app and businesses in apparel and social media.
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closed 9/14/2011 via PR Newswire

Mountain News Corporation, acquired SkiReport.com

synopsis: Mountain News Corporation, publisher of OnTheSnow, the most visited snowsports website in the world, is expanding with the acquisition of SkiReport.com, the second most visited ski report website in North America. The SkiReport website will be merged with the OnTheSnow website for the winter 2011-2012 season.
buyer parent: Vail Resorts, Inc.
buyer: Mountain News Corporation
Mountain News Corp provides mountain creation and travel information for mountain recreation participants. It produces mountain recreation programming for media, and offers OnTheSnow.com and MountainGetaway.com. "
target: SkiReport.com
SkiReport.com is the second most visited ski report website in North America. The SkiReport mobile platform consists of a highly acclaimed iPhone and Android application that has generated 860,000 downloads and an estimated 54 million in screen impressions.
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announced 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, will acquire Sportal Media Group

synopsis: The Swiss-based Ringier AG has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority stake in Sportal Media Group, owner of the leading digital media assets in Bulgaria, and in Digital Ventures OOD, the IT development company behind the leading international Sports Content Management System, Sportal365.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target: Sportal Media Group
Sportal Media Group operates Sportal.bg, a Bulgarian sports portal. Sportal.bg has over 60 journalists that deliver over 300 news articles per day from all over the world. It receives over 85 million page views monthly and is the first Bulgarian website to launch its own web television service.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Alexey Nechaev, acquired Sports.ru

synopsis: An investment fund controlled by Alexey Nechaev, the founder of Russian direct sales leader Faberlic, has acquired Sports.ru, a leading Russian-language sports media and community platform. Sports.ru currently generates nearly 50 million visits monthly.
buyer: Alexey Nechaev
Alexey Nechaev is the founder of Russian direct sales leader Faberlic. Founded in 1997, Faberlic produces a variety of cosmetics, skin and hair care, perfumes, apparel, footwear and other items which it sells across 20 countries. "
target: Sports.ru
Sports.ru is a leading Russian-language sports media and community platform. Sports.ru currently generates nearly 50 million visits monthly.
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announced 2/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Ringer

synopsis: Spotify is to acquire The Ringer, a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$9,248.83)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches. "
target: The Ringer
The Ringer is a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
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$200
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

AthletesVoice, acquired The Roar

synopsis: AthletesVoice, an Australian media company focused on rich and relatable sports storytelling, has acquired The Roar from Australian Radio Network (ARN), a media and entertainment company in Australia. The Roar is Australia’s leading sports opinion website. The Roar combines expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles and videos.
buyer: AthletesVoice
AthletesVoice is an Australian media company focused on rich and relatable sports storytelling. AthletesVoice allows sportspeople to share their thoughts, hopes, dreams and fears. Their platform provides stories, videos, and podcasts from elite sportspeople in Australia. "
target: The Roar
The Roar is Australia’s leading sports opinion website. The Roar combines expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles and videos. The website publishes around 600 fan articles and more than 60,000 comments from nearly two million visitors.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Sportskeeda

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games publisher in India, has acquired a 67% stake in Sportskeeda, an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Sportskeeda
Sportskeeda is an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda connects fans, pundits and athletes from all over the world. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
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announced 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mediaset SpA, will acquire ElDesmarque

synopsis: Mediaset, a leading television broadcasting group in Italy and Spain, will acquire ElDesmarque, a Spanish web portal focused on sports. ElDesmarque has 2.5 million unique users per month and provides news, stories and videos of various sports. ElDesmarque covers football, basketball, tennis, cycling, motor sport, weightlifting, and more.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Mediaset SpA (BIT:MS:$3,912.20)
Mediaset is a leading television broadcasting group in Italy and Spain. Mediaset operates three commercial television networks and eleven thematic and semi-mainstream channels. The group has produced over 18 thousand hours of entertainment, game and quiz shows, and news and sports productions. "
target: ElDesmarque
Founded in 2006, ElDesmarque is a Spanish web portal focused on sports. ElDesmarque has 2.5 million unique users per month and provides news, stories and videos of various sports. ElDesmarque covers football, basketball, tennis, cycling, motor sport, weightlifting, and more.
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closed 4/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everysport Media Group AB, acquired InnebandyMagazinet

synopsis: Everysport Media Group (ESMG), a leading sports media company in Sweden, has acquired InnebandyMagazinet, Sweden's leading media website for floorball. InnebandyMagazinet offers the latest floorball news, post-match results, information about upcoming matches, and video clips.
buyer: Everysport Media Group AB (XSAT:EVERY A:$10.12)
Everysport Media Group AB (ESMG) is the fastest growing company in Sweden within sports media and technology. They help clients communicate with target audiences in football, hockey, golf or tennis. ESMG owns, operates and sells for some of the top sports websites in each sport. "
target: InnebandyMagazinet
Founded in 1997, InnebandyMagazinet is Sweden's leading media website for floorball. InnebandyMagazinet offers the latest floorball news, post-match results, information about upcoming matches, and video clips.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

The News Lens, acquired Sports Vision

synopsis: The News Lens, an independent bilingual online media group based in Taiwan and Hong Kong, has acquired Sports Vision, a sports news portal in Taiwan. Sports Vision offers over 40,000 articles and has over 1,000 freelance writers that cover every sport. They feature professional sport columns, news articles, interviews, video clips, and more.
buyer: The News Lens
Founded in 2013, The News Lens (TNL) is an independent bilingual online media group based in Taiwan and Hong Kong that provides news with relevant and must-know information from around the globe. Their article categories include politics, business, technology, lifestyle, health, economics, and more."
target: Sports Vision
Founded in 2014, Sports Vision is a sports news portal in Taiwan. Sports Vision offers over 40,000 articles and has over 1,000 freelance writers that cover every sport. They feature professional sport columns, news articles, interviews, video clips, and more.
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announced 4/13/2017 via Reuters

Media365 will be merged with ReWorld Media,

synopsis: Reworld Media, a company specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands, has announced the merger-absorption of Sporever, a company that engages in the production and publishing of content for Internet, mobile, and television under the Media365 brand in France.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment. "
target: Media365 (ENXTPA:ALSPO:$12.54)
Sporever SA engages in the production and publishing of content for Internet, mobile, and television under the Media365 brand in France. The company operates Football365.fr, the multisport portal; and Sport365.fr, a sports news channel.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.64 [$5.66]
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
4.4x
announced 5/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Immediate Media Co., will purchase Sport and Craft Titles from Future plc

synopsis: Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, announces the acquisition of Future Publishing’s Sport and Craft titles. Future’s market-leading Sport titles reach over 4.7 million unique users a month. The Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Cycling Plus, Procycling, Mountain Biking UK, and other titles.
buyer: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future’s Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, the world’s largest cycling reviews website, and Cyclingnews.com, the world’s number one source for pro cycling news and race reports. Their print portfolio includes Cycling Plus, Procycling and Mountain Biking UK.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/26/2013 via Market Wire

RotoExperts, will acquire SportsGrid.com

synopsis: RotoExperts, the leader in providing Fantasy Sports content, announced a definitive agreement to acquire SportsGrid.com, the trendy, popular sports news and opinion web site from The Abrams Media Network. The acquisition will result in a new media enterprise, with a true multi-platform fantasy sports and news portal.
buyer: RotoExperts
RotoExperts.com is the leading independent provider of Fantasy Sports content in the industry. "
target: SportsGrid.com
SportsGrid is the site for news, videos, and smart opinions about sports as seen through the eyes of the media-addicted fan.
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closed 8/6/2012 via Reuters

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., acquired Bleacher Report, Inc.

synopsis: Time Warner Inc said its Turner Broadcasting unit has bought sports website the Bleacher Report to bulk up the media company's Internet sports presence, which includes websites such as NASCAR.com and NCAA.com. Bleacher Report helps sports fans follow the teams and topics they care about.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. "
target: Bleacher Report, Inc.
Bleacher Report helps sports fans follow the teams and topics they care about. Its dynamic contributor community specializes in reader-friendly coverage of real-time news stories, producing upwards of 1,000 original daily content items in entertaining multimedia formats.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/11/2012 via PR Newswire

USA TODAY Sports Media Group, acquired Quickish

synopsis: The USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced that it has completed its acquisition of the news curation and recommendation hub Quickish. Launched in January 2011, Quickish quickly established itself as a trusted and respected gateway to the most topical and timely sports news and analysis taking place across all social and media platforms.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: USA TODAY Sports Media Group
The USA TODAY Sports Media Group, created in January 2011, encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY, as well as Gannett Co. Inc.'s 81 community newspaper properties, 23 broadcast television stations, HighSchoolSports.net and BNQT.com. "
target: Quickish
Launched in January 2011, Quickish quickly established itself as a trusted and respected gateway to the most topical and timely sports news and analysis taking place across all social and media platforms.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/9/2011 via Market Wire

PulsePoint, Inc., acquired FanIQ

synopsis: PulsePoint, a global digital media technology company, has acquired FanIQ, a sports-focused game and content site that connects millions of fans to the teams and sports they care about the most. FanIQ transforms the online sports experience by amassing conversations from passionate sports enthusiasts into one global community.
buyer: PulsePoint, Inc.
PulsePoint™ is a digital media technology company committed to helping marketers and publishers gain greater audience transparency and deeper engagement across digital channels at unprecedented scale. "
target parent: VantagePoint Capital Partners
target: FanIQ
FanIQ is the world's most interactive sports website. On FanIQ, over 12 million sports fans have more fun by competing against others to prove their sports knowledge, broadcasting their takes on games, news and rumors to the world and uniting to cheer their teams and root against their rivals.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/6/2010 via PR Newswire

Action Sports Group, acquired GrindNetworks.com

synopsis: Source Interlink Media announced the completion of the acquisition of Grind Networks, a leading provider of online action sports and entertainment content. The media giant will add Grind to its growing Action Sports Group.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: Action Sports Group
Action Sports Group ("ASG") is home to renowned action and adventure sports magazine brands such as Surfer, Skateboarder and Powder. "
target: GrindNetworks.com
Grind Networks is the world's leading action sports/entertainment company, featuring leading print, online and event properties reaching more than 10 million enthusiasts every month through action sports, comedy and custom client web solutions.
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announced 5/18/2010 via Company Description

Consortium, will acquire Big Stick Media Corporation

synopsis: Big Stick Media Corporation (BSM) announced today that ten of its shareholders have entered into an agreement with BSM to acquire all of the outstanding Common Shares not held directly, or indirectly, by the Buying Group at a price of $0.10 cash per Common Share.
buyer: Consortium
The consortium includes BMX Entertainment S.A., Suplitodo S.A., CVR Investments Ltd., SGR Investments Ltd., Townson Holdings Ltd., Quality Investments S.A., Distribuidora Gravot S.A., Corporation Guiya S.A., Clarence Gary Austin and Keen Sing Enterprises. "
target: Big Stick Media Corporation
Big Stick Media Corporation owns and operates sports media assets, including websites, client-server software, publications, television and radio shows and call centers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.36 [$3.82]*
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
2.2x
announced 3/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., will acquire Citizen Sports

synopsis: Yahoo Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Citizen Sports (www.citizensports.com), a company that brings the world of sports to fans’ favorite social networking sites and mobile devices through innovative applications.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (AABA:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. "
target: Citizen Sports
Citizen Sports brings the world of sports to your favorite social networking sites. We think sports are more fun with friends around…when you can cheer with friends, brawl with rivals, share news, talk smack and build your status to let everyone know what you’re made of.
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announced 12/4/2009 via PR Newswire

XSEL, will acquire NuCom Online

synopsis: Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited ("XSEL"), a leading sports and entertainment media company in China, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire NuCom Online Corporation. NuCom is a leading sports media company which owns China's largest sports portal, NuBB.
buyer parent: Xinhua Finance Limited
buyer: XSEL (XSEL:$0.00)
Xinhua Sports & Entertainment Limited ("XSEL"), formerly XFMedia, is a leading sports and entertainment media company in China. Catering to a vast audience of young and upwardly mobile consumers, XSEL is well-positioned in China with its unique content and access. "
target: NuCom Online
NuCom is a leading sports media company which owns China's largest sports portal, NuBB. NuBB provides quality and popular broadband sports content, including live and delayed NBA games and highlights, and has one of the largest online sports communities in China with over 8 million registered users.
price ($mm)
$7.22
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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ePlay Digital Inc.
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Contagious Gaming Inc.
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LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps Brands Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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FansUnite Media, Inc
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EBITDA ($mm)
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TheScore
TheScore
theScore creates mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through a combination of real-time news, scores, fantasy information and alerts while creating and curating content that is mobile optimized, comprehensive, customizable and seamlessly shareable.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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123
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Gaming Nation Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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500.com Limited
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$3.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($43.94)
EBIT ($mm)
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366
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Social Life Network, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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7
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FaceBank Group, Inc.
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$111.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($132.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($162.10)
Net Income ($mm)
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Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB
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$10.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.27
EBIT ($mm)
($1.23)
Net Income ($mm)
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RakeTech Ltd.
RakeTech Ltd.
Raketech is a leading online affiliate and content marketing company that focuses on the Nordic and UK regions. Through some 20 flagship brands, Raketech guides sports and gaming enthusiasts to the best possible services, while also delivering high quality traffic and leads to its partners.
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$31.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.82
EBIT ($mm)
$5.87
Net Income ($mm)
$3.81
Employees
77
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iCarAsia.com
iCarAsia.com
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2019
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$8.51
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.33)
Net Income ($mm)
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403
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Bilibili Inc.
Bilibili Inc.
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$537.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($23.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.85)
Net Income ($mm)
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1903
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Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska
Grupa Wirtualna Polska owns and operates internet portals. The group is also active on the Polish online advertising market, offering its customers a wide range of advertising products, including in generating leads for online stores for e-commerce market. The company is based in Warsaw, Poland.
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$171.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.77
EBIT ($mm)
$32.77
Net Income ($mm)
$18.39
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1046
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ZoomerMedia Ltd.
ZoomerMedia Ltd.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$41.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.45
EBIT ($mm)
$1.12
Net Income ($mm)
$0.65
Employees
14
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Rediff.com
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2010
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$18.84
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.63)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.63)
Net Income ($mm)
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316
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