Like SportsLine.com, Inc.

closed 12/10/2004 via PR Newswire

SportsLine.com, Inc. merged with Viacom Inc.,

synopsis: Viacom Inc. announced that it has finalized its acquisition of SportsLine.com, one of the industry's leading online sports media companies. The transaction, which was originally announced on August 2, 2004, was approved by shareholders of SportsLine.com, and public shareholders will be entitled to receive $1.75 per share in cash.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is the No. 1 vehicle in the world for advertisers, with preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, radio, outdoor advertising, and online. The company is a leader in the creation, promotion, and distribution of entertainment, news, sports, and music. "
target: SportsLine.com, Inc.
SportsLine.com, Inc. (SportsLine), incorporated in 1994, specializes in publishing multimedia sports news and information available on the Internet. The Company has established a number of strategic relationships to increase awareness of the SportsLine brand, build traffic to its Websites and devel
price ($mm)
$41
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$58
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closed 3/31/2021 via PR Newswire

Eleven Sports, acquired Team Whistle

synopsis: Eleven Sports has acquired New York-based Team Whistle, a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most.
buyer parent: Aser Ventures
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: Team Whistle
Team Whistle is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Spring Media, acquired Fanseat

synopsis: Spring Media continues its growth in digital sports consumer services with the acquisition of Fanseat, a global digital sports channel created by Finnish telco Elisa. Fanseat serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
buyer: Spring Media
Spring Media is an international sports media agency that provides media rights distribution as well as digital, production-, distribution- and consulting services for sporting events. Spring Media produces and distributes over 5,000 hours of live sports annually to over 200 broadcasters worldwide. "
target parent: Elisa Oyj
target: Fanseat
Fanseat is a global SVOD (subscription video on demand) digital sports channel launched by Finland’s largest private telecommunications company, Elisa, in 2015. It serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Play Sports Network

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced the purchase of a 71% controlling stake in Play Sports Group – the digital sports media company behind market-leading cycling brands Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: Play Sports Network
Based in the UK, Play Sports Group is the world's leading digital sports media company focused solely on cycling and tri-sports. Their channels include Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network, along with a growing number of non-English language channels.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Eleven Sports, acquired Sportube Srl

synopsis: Eleven Sports, a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment, has acquired Sportube, the first Italian web TV service dedicated to sports. Sportube has exclusive rights to a number of Italian sport leagues including Italy’s third tier football league, Lega Pro.
buyer parent: Aser Group
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: Sportube Srl
Sportube is the first Italian web TV service dedicated to sports. The platform has exclusive rights to a number of Italian sport leagues including Italy’s third tier football league, Lega Pro, which offers LIVE access to 60 regional clubs in more than 1,200 games per season across all competitions.
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announced 4/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will acquire Silver Chalice

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Silver Chalice and 120 Sports announced plans to combine forces as equity partners on a new multi-platform sports network, featuring a linear broadcast and comprehensive digital offerings. Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry.
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: Silver Chalice
Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry. Its networks deliver unique digital video experiences, with content available across a variety of platforms including web, mobile, connected TVs and streaming media devices.
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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:$125.29)
Majesco Entertainment Company is a leading publisher of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games. "
target: Quick Hit, Inc.
Quick Hit, Inc. is a developer and operator of the online free-to-play NFL-licensed football game QUICKHIT NFL Football which utilizes the virtual goods revenue model. Quick Hit's compelling products fill a massive void in the casual online sports game industry.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.79 [$1.70]*
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$1
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3.6x
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closed 2/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Brand Affinity Technologies, acquired Beelya

synopsis: Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc. (BAT), the company reinventing the business of endorsement marketing, has acquired Beelya, the leading creator of authentic, virtual sports collectables. The acquisition allows BAT to extend its portfolio of endorsement offerings, as advertisers look to tap into the power of athlete and celebrity brands.
buyer: Brand Affinity Technologies
Brand Affinity Technologies is reinventing the business of endorsement marketing by making it easy and affordable for advertisers of all sizes to launch ad campaigns featuring athletes and celebrities. "
target: Beelya
Beelya (pronounced "beel-yuh") creates and distributes authentic, licensed sports collectibles across social networks and virtual worlds. Millions of virtual goods are purchased every day.
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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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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. (BSE:543280:$61.22)
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 3/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired The Big Lead

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and publishing platform, announced the acquisition of The Big Lead, an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology company focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering their content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: The Big Lead
The Big Lead is an American news blog. The website mainly covers sports news, although it also touches on a varying degree of other news topics ranging from politics to pop culture.
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announced 10/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

APN News & Media Limited, will acquire Conversant Media Pty Ltd

synopsis: APN News & Media announced that it is purchasing Conversant Media, which publishes websites including the renowned global culture website, Lost At E Minor, Australia’s leading sports opinion website, The Roar, and the newly launched millennial-tech and lifestyle website, Techly. Conversant Media is a fast growing, independent digital media company.
buyer: APN News & Media Limited (ASX:APN:$649.74)
APN News & Media is a leading media and entertainment company with diverse assets in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. In Australia, APN operates assets across radio broadcasting, print publishing, and outdoor advertising. "
target: Conversant Media Pty Ltd
Conversant Media is a fast growing, independent digital media company that produces engaging premium websites for passionate, intelligent Australians with an interest in sports, culture and lifestyle technology. Their portfolio of sites include Lost At E Minor, The Roar, and Techly.
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closed 11/9/2010 via PR Newswire

SB Nation, acquired Sports Radio Interviews

synopsis: SB Nation announced that it has purchased SportsRadioInterviews.com. SRI is a streaming sports blog which provides analysis of breaking news, upcoming games and sporting events from a sports radio perspective.
buyer: SB Nation
SB Nation is the country's largest and fastest growing online sports media company. Based in Washington DC, SB Nation owns and operates nearly 290 team-centric, sport-specific and regional websites, creating the nation's preeminent network of online sports communities. "
target parent: Sports Media Booking
target: Sports Radio Interviews
Sports Radio Interviews is a streaming independent sports blog which provides analysis on breaking sports news, upcoming games, and sporting events from a sports radio perspective.
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closed 7/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Landmark Media Investments Ltd, acquired BenchWarmers

synopsis: Landmark Media Investments has acquired Benchwarmers. ie, a “sports and banter” site that has a massive 492,000 “likes” on Facebook – making it one of the biggest, if not the biggest, Irish Facebook pages. BenchWarmers offers a fresh, honest and funny opinion on all things sport.
buyer: Landmark Media Investments Ltd
Landmark Media Investments Ltd. is a holding company established and owned by Tom Crosbie, supported by his father Ted Crosbie. "
target: BenchWarmers
BenchWarmers offers a fresh, honest and funny opinion on all things sport. If something BIG happens in the world of Sport, BenchWarmers will have it up on your smartphone in less then a Minute.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

TorchPro, acquired Morning Blitz

synopsis: TorchPro, a sports media company, has acquired Morning Blitz, a daily sports newsletter. Morning Blitz is designed for sports fans who don’t have time to catch every game. The Blitz curates and annotates all essential sports content, and delivers it to email inboxes every weekday morning. They cover need-to-know news across all major sports.
buyer: TorchPro
TorchPro is a sports media company. TorchPro provides young athletes and fans with access to the stories of the best athletes in the world. They offer high quality original content that provides an unfiltered look into how the world's most elite athletes achieve greatness in life and sport. "
target: Morning Blitz
Morning Blitz is a daily sports newsletter. Morning Blitz is designed for sports fans who don’t have time to catch every game. The Blitz curates and annotates all essential sports content, and delivers it to email inboxes every weekday morning. They cover need-to-know news across all major sports.
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closed 12/10/2004 via PR Newswire

SportsLine.com, Inc. merged with Viacom Inc.,

synopsis: Viacom Inc. announced that it has finalized its acquisition of SportsLine.com, one of the industry's leading online sports media companies. The transaction, which was originally announced on August 2, 2004, was approved by shareholders of SportsLine.com, and public shareholders will be entitled to receive $1.75 per share in cash.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is the No. 1 vehicle in the world for advertisers, with preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, radio, outdoor advertising, and online. The company is a leader in the creation, promotion, and distribution of entertainment, news, sports, and music. "
target: SportsLine.com, Inc.
SportsLine.com, Inc. (SportsLine), incorporated in 1994, specializes in publishing multimedia sports news and information available on the Internet. The Company has established a number of strategic relationships to increase awareness of the SportsLine brand, build traffic to its Websites and devel
price ($mm)
$41
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$58
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closed 12/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc. merged with CBS Corporation,

synopsis: ViacomCBS Inc. has announced the completion of the merger between CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, their brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11,696 [$19,932]
rev ($mm)
$12,890
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$3,029
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1.6x
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6.7x
announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nickelodeon, will acquire Paws, Inc.

synopsis: Nickelodeon, an American pay television network, is to acquire Paws, Inc., a company founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis, as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom and is based in New York City. "
target: Paws, Inc.
Paws, Inc. was founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis, as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.
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closed 3/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Nickelodeon, acquired Sparkler

synopsis: Nickelodeon has acquired Sparkler, a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children.[1] It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. "
target: Sparkler
Sparkler is a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
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closed 3/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Viacom Inc., acquired Pluto TV

synopsis: Viacom Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the U.S. Viacom continues to create entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, our brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries. "
target: Pluto TV
Pluto TV is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 100+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies.
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closed 11/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MTV Networks, acquired SnowGlobe Music Festival

synopsis: MTV has acquired SnowGlobe Music Festival, the nation’s premier outdoor New Year’s Eve music festival. The annual, three-day event takes place December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe, California and welcomes more than 20,000 fans each day with a mix of musical performances, live action sports, and interactive art exhibitions.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios. "
target: SnowGlobe Music Festival
SnowGlobe Music Festival is the nation’s premier outdoor New Year’s Eve music festival. The annual, three-day event takes place December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe and welcomes more than 20,000 fans each day with a mix of musical performances, live action sports, and interactive art exhibitions.
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closed 10/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cheddar, acquired RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: Streaming news company Cheddar has acquired RateMyProfessors.com, the Viacom-owned site where students go online to rate and review their professors and schools across the U.S. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online destination for professor ratings. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
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announced 7/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Viacom Inc., will acquire AwesomenessTV

synopsis: Viacom confirmed it’s acquiring digital media company AwesomenessTV, whose network reaches 158 million subscribers and approximately 300 million monthly views. AwesomenessTV’s studio has put out Emmy-winning content, and has developed a library of over 200 hours of long-form TV series and feature films.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV is a TV network that reaches 158 million subscribers and approximately 300 million monthly views. AwesomenessTV’s studio has put out Emmy-winning content, and has developed a library of over 200 hours of long-form TV series and feature films.
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Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd., acquired Viacom 18 Media Private Limited

synopsis: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-controlled TV18 Broadcast Ltd (Network18) has gained a majority stake in Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd,. Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd, based in Mumbai, is a joint venture between the US-based Viacom, Inc. and Indian Network18 Group. It currently has 44 television channels across 80 countries in six languages.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd. (BSE:532798:$218.16)
Network18 Media is a leading media and entertainment company in India, with interests in television, internet, filmed entertainment, digital commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. Through its subsidiary 'TV18 Broadcast Limited', the group operates news channels. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: Viacom 18 Media Private Limited
Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd, based in Mumbai, is a joint venture between the US-based Viacom, Inc. and Indian Network18 Group. It currently has 44 television channels across 80 countries in six languages, and has diversified into five lines: Broadcast, digital, films, merchandise, and live events.
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Viacom Inc., will acquire WhoSay Inc.

synopsis: Leading global media company Viacom said it has agreed to acquire influence marketing company WhoSay. WhoSay creates campaigns for marketers that feature talent ranging from A-list actors to online celebrities to pets to deliver messages over social media. The company uses data and technology to reach its target audience.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target: WhoSay Inc.
WhoSay is a leading influence marketing company. WhoSay creates campaigns for marketers that feature talent ranging from A-list actors to online celebrities to pets to deliver messages over social media. The company uses data and technology to reach its target audience and measure its performance.
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Viacom Inc., will acquire Porta dos Fundos

synopsis: Viacom International Media Networks, the international division of Viacom, announced an agreement to buy a majority stake in Brazil-based, indie comedy content producer Porta dos Fundos, the owner of a global top 10 most-subscribed entertainment YouTube channel.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target: Porta dos Fundos
Porta dos Fundos is a Brazilian shortform comedy content producer. They are known for creating shortform comedy sketches and TV programming and were founded in 2012.
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Viacom Inc., acquired Telefe

synopsis: Leader of global media, Viacom Inc. announced the acquisition of Telefónica S.A.'s subsidiary; Telefe, one of the main free-to-air channels in Argentina. The transaction adds one of Argentina’s most popular television networks and biggest content producers to Viacom’s fast-growing portfolio of international TV networks and digital properties.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target parent: Telefonica S.A.
target: Telefe
Televisión Federal S.A. (Telefe) is a leader in the production, distribution and sale of content and multiplatform services in Argentina. It holds nine broadcast TV licenses and two channels; one national and one International with more than 10 million subscribers.
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$345
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closed 4/4/2016 via BusinessWire

BET Networks, acquired Soul Train

synopsis: BET Networks, a division of Viacom announced it has acquired Soul Train from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies. The assets acquired include one of the largest libraries of African American, music-oriented content in the world, including over 1,100 television episodes and 40 television specials.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: BET Networks
BET, a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc., is the nation's leading television network providing entertainment, music, news and public affairs programming for the African-American audience. The BET Network reaches more than 79 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean."
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Soul Train
Soul Train is a long-running, music-related, syndicated television program. Soul Train has primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although jazz musicians and gospel singers have also appeared. The program was created by Don Cornelius.
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closed 10/7/2014 via BusinessWire

TotallyHer Media, acquired AfterEllen.com

synopsis: TotallyHer, a leading digital media, marketing and sales organization dedicated to women and their families, announces the acquisition of leading lesbian lifestyle and community site, AfterEllen.com, from Viacom.
buyer parent: Evolve Media Corp
buyer: TotallyHer Media
TotallyHer is a leading digital media, marketing and sales organization dedicated to women and their families. Committed to Everything She Loves, TotallyHer Media publishes a portfolio of award-winning women's, youth, and family properties. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: AfterEllen.com
AfterEllen.com is a leading lesbian lifestyle and community site. They provide a fun, feminist perspective on entertainment with an emphasis on the visibility of queer women. AfterEllen.com provides a fun, feminist perspective on entertainment with an emphasis on the visibility of queer women.
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closed 6/9/2014 via GlobeNewswire

DEFY Media, LLC., acquired Viacom Digital Gaming

synopsis: DEFY Media, LLC., a leading creator and distributor of digital content, and Viacom Inc. announced that DEFY has acquired Viacom's gaming focused digital properties Addicting Games, GameTrailers and Shockwave.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: DEFY Media, LLC.
DEFY Media is the definitive media company for the digital generation, formed by the 2013 merger of Alloy Digital and Break Media. The world's top brands partner with DEFY to build immersive advertising solutions that deliver unparalleled access to this influential audience. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: Viacom Digital Gaming
Viacom's gaming focused digital properties include Addicting Games, GameTrailers and Shockwave. Addicting Games is one of the largest source of the best free online games. Shockwave has more than 1,800 games, with new ones added each week. GameTrailers offers high-resolution video game trailers.
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closed 9/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc., acquired Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited

synopsis: Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc., announced the completion of its £450M acquisition of Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited from Northern & Shell Media Group. Channel 5 launched as Britain's fifth public service broadcaster in March 1997 and reaches 4 in 5 of the UK viewing public each month.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target parent: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
target: Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited
Channel 5 is one of British television’s biggest brands, and the only commercial public service broadcaster to consistently grow viewership share in recent years. Channel 5’s diverse programming slate is viewed by more than 80% of the UK population each month.
price ($mm)
$760
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announced 4/2/2014 via BusinessWire

AwesomenessTV, will acquire Big Frame

synopsis: AwesomenessTV, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global teen community, announced that it has agreed to acquire the YouTube multi-channel network Big Frame, a pioneer in digital talent and influencer management.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global teen audience and one of the most subscribed to teen destinations on YouTube, is a wholly owned subsidiary of DreamWorks Animation. "
target: Big Frame
Big Frame is a leading media company in the YouTube entertainment space. Big Frame has amassed an impressive stable of top-tier influencers with more than 300 talent-run channels, which deliver more than 39 million YouTube subscribers and 3.4 billion views.
price ($mm)
$15
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announced 7/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Viacom Inc., will acquire MTV Italia S.r.l.

synopsis: Telecom Italia Media announced an agreement to sell its 51 percent stake in MTV Italia to Viacom International Media Networks, giving the US company full control of the Italian music channel.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom connects with diverse audiences everywhere they are. As a leading global entertainment content company, they know what their viewers want and proudly deliver it across the globe through television, motion pictures and a wide range of digital media. "
target parent: Telecom Italia
target: MTV Italia S.r.l.
MTV Italia S.r.l. is an Italian music channel. MTV Italia also provides online entertainment and pop culture content, including music, music videos and performances.
price ($mm)
$18*
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closed 5/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

NextMovie, acquired Film.com

synopsis: NextMovie announced the acquisition of the popular movie site Film.com, a deal that expands NextMovie’s audience and broadens its reach for advertisers.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: NextMovie
NextMovie is a movie site that provides film editorial content, from reviews to interviews to photos. "
target: Film.com
Film.com owns and operates online movie portal. The portal offers information about new movies in theaters, upcoming releases and trailers, film reviews, and ratings.
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announced 5/9/2012 via Reuters

Viacom Inc., will acquire La7

synopsis: Telecom Italia SpA, announced it will sell LA7 to Viacom. La7 is an Italian private television channel owned by Telecom Italia Media and operated by Telecom Italia. Its programs are typically oriented to information, rather than entertainment, and they look for a qualitative approach, instead of seeking higher TV ratings.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom connects with diverse audiences everywhere they are. As a leading global entertainment content company, they know what their viewers want and proudly deliver it across the globe through television, motion pictures and a wide range of digital media. "
target parent: Telecom Italia
target: La7
La7 is an Italian private television channel owned by Telecom Italia Media and operated by Telecom Italia. Its programs are typically oriented to information, rather than entertainment, and they look for a qualitative approach, instead of seeking higher TV ratings.
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closed 12/23/2010 via BNC Analysis

Columbus Nova, acquired Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Viacom Inc. has announced that it has sold Harmonix Music Systems to Harmonix-SBE Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Columbus Nova, LLC. Harmonix is the leading maker of music-based games including the Rock Band music video game franchise.
buyer: Columbus Nova
Founded in 2000, Columbus Nova is a multi-strategy investment firm managing over $10.0 billion of assets through its own funds and affiliated portfolio companies. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Harmonix is a videogame development company. The company specializes in music-based games and is renowned for groundbreaking design innovation. Harmonix began to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music.
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closed 12/10/2004 via PR Newswire

SportsLine.com, Inc. merged with Viacom Inc.,

synopsis: Viacom Inc. announced that it has finalized its acquisition of SportsLine.com, one of the industry's leading online sports media companies. The transaction, which was originally announced on August 2, 2004, was approved by shareholders of SportsLine.com, and public shareholders will be entitled to receive $1.75 per share in cash.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is the No. 1 vehicle in the world for advertisers, with preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, radio, outdoor advertising, and online. The company is a leader in the creation, promotion, and distribution of entertainment, news, sports, and music. "
target: SportsLine.com, Inc.
SportsLine.com, Inc. (SportsLine), incorporated in 1994, specializes in publishing multimedia sports news and information available on the Internet. The Company has established a number of strategic relationships to increase awareness of the SportsLine brand, build traffic to its Websites and devel
price ($mm)
$41
rev ($mm)
$58
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, acquired Funwood Media

synopsis: Banijay Rights announces the acquisition of Funwood Media. Incorporating both of the businesses sub-brands, Funwood Media Italia and Funwood Media Ibérica. Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Funwood Media
Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products. Operating primarily across Italy and Spain, Funwood Media works with many of the leading players across both regions.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc. merged with CBS Corporation,

synopsis: ViacomCBS Inc. has announced the completion of the merger between CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, their brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11,696 [$19,932]
rev ($mm)
$12,890
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,029
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, acquired MMC Studios

synopsis: Germany’s MMC Studios, which has hosted such recent international productions as Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller “7500” and Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes competition film “The Traitor,” is changing hands. Frankfurt-based investment company Novum Capital has acquired the facility in Cologne, one of Germany’s biggest film and TV studios.
buyer: Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Novum Capital is an independent and owner-operated investment firm with offices in London and Frankfurt. Their partners have wide-ranging experience in the Private Equity and Mezzanine industry and have founded Novum Capital to invest in European mid-sized companies and support them with capital. "
target parent: DUBAG
target: MMC Studios
MMC Studios is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
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announced 1/16/2019 via BusinessWeek

Mediawan S.A., will acquire Palomar

synopsis: Mediawan has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Palomar, one of the oldest independent Italian television and cinema production companies and market leader in Italy in the drama sector for the main domestic and international TV networks.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: Palomar
Palomar, founded in 1986, is one of the oldest independent Italian television and cinema production companies, a market leader in Italy in the drama sector for the main domestic and international TV networks.
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closed 5/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sonar Entertainment, Inc., acquired Tricon Films and Television, Inc.

synopsis: Sonar Entertainment, the company behind such series as FX’s Taboo and AMC’s The Son, is expanding into non-scripted and kids and family content with the acquisition of L.A.-based indie producer-distributor Tricon Films & Television’s assets.
buyer: Sonar Entertainment, Inc.
Sonar Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment studio that develops, produces, finances and distributes premium content for global audiences. Sonar Entertainment is the company behind such series as FX’s Taboo and AMC’s The Son. "
target: Tricon Films and Television, Inc.
Tricon Films & Television is widely recognized as a leading independent producer and distributor in the global marketplace. Tricon creates engaging high-quality award winning content for companies including Scripps Networks, A&E, Showtime, NBC Universal, Shaw Media, Corus Entertainment and more.
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announced 4/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Hannover House will be merged with Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.,

synopsis: Feature Film Production Company Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. and specialty theatrical and home video distributor Hannover House, Inc. have confirmed plans to merge operations under a stock-swap and financing plan, scheduled to be effective as of May 1, 2017.
buyer: Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. (OTCPK:CRIM:$0.63)
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. (OTC: CRIM) is a Feature Film Production Company. Formed in 2010, and financed with investment capital and presales from China, Crimson Forest Entertainment has successfully financed and acquired several films for international and North America distribution. "
target: Hannover House (OTCPK:HHSE:$2.68)
Hannover House, Inc. is a specialty theatrical and home video distributor. Hannover House, Inc. has direct distribution relationships for all major theatre circuits, principal media outlets, and wholesale access to major home video retailers and mass merchants.
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closed 1/6/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Carolco Pictures, acquired Carolco Pictures

synopsis: Tarek Kirschen, the CEO of Carolco Pictures, Inc., has taken control of the company. Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
buyer: Carolco Pictures (OTCPK:CRCO:$0.91)
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo. "
target: Carolco Pictures (OTCPK:CRCO:$0.91)
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
price ($mm)
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$1
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0.0x
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closed 9/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Obsev Studios, acquired Shandy Media

synopsis: Leading producers in original video content production, Shandy Media announced that its existing portfolio, including a prolific video production studio and existing brands: The Fumble, Hollyscoop, ModaMob, and The Savory, have been acquired by Obsev Studios
buyer: Obsev Studios
Obsev Studios is a media company created for a digital generation obsessed with everything entertainment, sports, food, style, and pop culture. Obsev.com tells the stories that their connected audience craves through original programming and cutting edge articles. "
target: Shandy Media
Shandy Media is a compulsive digital media company with awesome content for the O.M.G. (Obsessive Millennial Generation). Brands include: The Fumble (sports), Hollyscoop (celebrity news), ModaMob (fashion and beauty), and The Savory (food).
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announced 7/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Zodiak Media Group will be merged with Banijay Group,

synopsis: Leading international entertainment entities Banijay Group and Zodiak Media have agreed terms to unite their complementary catalogues and production units. The new Group will now have a footprint in more than 18 territories producing entertainment, drama, factual, reality entertainment, docu-drama, children’s and animation programming.
buyer: Banijay Group
The Banijay Group is a content creation company for television and multimedia platforms. With leading production entities in more than a dozen territories, the Group is engaged in strategic partnerships with innovative creative talent around the world. "
target parent: The De Agostini Group
target: Zodiak Media Group
Zodiak Media is the leading independent in entertainment, factual, drama and kids, with over 45 local brands operating in 15 countries. Creating, producing, and selling content across all key genres and broadcast platforms, Zodiak Media owns major properties such as Millennium, Wife Swap, and more.
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closed 11/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Fisher King Production Oy, acquired Omega Film AB

synopsis: Fisher King Production, a company that produces feature films and TV-drama productions for local and international markets, has acquired 55% of Omega Film AB. OmegaFilm produces features and web films for the Swedish market.
buyer: Fisher King Production Oy
Fisher King Production produces feature films and TV-drama productions for local and international markets. They keep their focus on genre driven productions and combine modern production techniques with the good old storytelling tradition. "
target: Omega Film AB
OmegaFilm produces features and web films for the Swedish market. The objective is to make films that engages the audience. They collaborate with the major regional resource centers, Filmpool Nord, Film i Skåne and Film i Väst.
price ($mm)
$0.01
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closed 5/31/2013 via Market Wire

Revision3, acquired Defranco Creative

synopsis: DeFranco Creative was acquired by Discovery Communications' online television network Revision3. As part of the acquisition, DeFranco, the wildly popular YouTube host and producer, will himself become part of the Revision3 programming leadership team as a Senior Vice President of Phil DeFranco Networks and Merchandise.
buyer parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
buyer: Revision3
Revision3 is the television network for the Internet generation, creating & producing original episodic community-driven programs. It receives 250 million monthly views & has 30 million unique viewers, offering shows about technology, science, modern culture, video games, entertainment & comedy. "
target: DeFranco Creative
DeFranco Creative is a production house built by entertainer Philip DeFranco. The Philip DeFranco Show is a daily source of news and commentary about the world for more than 2.5 million subscribers, with DeFranco tackling everything from the latest buzz to new tech gadgets.
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announced 10/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

DUBAG, will acquire Magic Media Company TV

synopsis: Deutsche Unternehmensbeteiligungen AG (DUBAG) based in Munich, Germany, has been chosen as acquirer of Magic Media Company TV-Produktionsgesellschaft mbH (MMC). Since 1991, MMC as an independent media centre offers optimal production conditions for film-, TV- and event-projects.
buyer: DUBAG
DUBAG - Deutsche Unternehmensbeteiligungen AG is a private equity firm specialising in industry consolidation, unresolved successor arrangements, non core business divestitures, and liquidating companies. "
target: Magic Media Company TV
Magic Media Company is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 7/23/2012 via Market Watch

DreamWorks Animation LLC, will acquire Classic Media Inc

synopsis: DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Classic Media, owner of one of the most extensive portfolios featuring many of the best-known and most-enduring franchises in all of family entertainment for $155 million in cash.
buyer: DreamWorks Animation LLC (DWA:$989.92)
Dreamworks SKG is a leading producer of live-action motion pictures, animated feature films, network, and cable television programming, home video and DVD entertainment and consumer products. Steven Spielberg, Jeffery Katzenberg and David Geffen launched DreamWorks SKG in October 1994. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Classic Media Inc
Classic Media is a leader in reinventing the entertainment classics of yesterday and creating the classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop culture entertainment brands.
price ($mm)
$155
rev ($mm)
$82
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/18/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Alloy Digital Network, acquired Clevver Media LLC

synopsis: Alloy Digital, LLC, a leading next generation media company for the 12-34 demographic and a top-10 video network, announced that it has acquired YouTube's top entertainment news provider, Clevver Media. With the move, Alloy Digital's owned and operated channels ascend to No. 1 in total YouTube subscribers.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: Alloy Digital Network
Alloy Digital, a division of Alloy, Inc., controls the largest media and advertising network of young adult- targeted websites, reaching more than 43% of P12-34 internet users. Alloy Digital delivers digital campaigns for FORTUNE 500 advertisers and has received multiple industry accolades. "
target: Clevver Media LLC
Clevver Media, an innovative video content provider, aggregates, creates and produces online content for distribution through its multi-platform outlets including YouTube and Facebook. Clevver Media is a Top 10 YouTube content provider.
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closed 3/30/2012 via PR Newswire

Hallmark Cards, Inc., acquired SpiritClips

synopsis: Hallmark Cards, Inc., announced the acquisition of SpiritClips, a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. Its founder is an Academy Award winning producer of such great films as "Rudy" and "Hoosiers."
buyer: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in 38,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. It reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable's Hallmark Channels. "
target: SpiritClips
SpiritClips is a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. The company features high quality short films online and on DVD for retail sale and license.
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closed 1/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Shine Group, acquired ChannelFlip Media Limited

synopsis: Shine Group announced the acquisition of online broadcaster and original content producers, ChannelFlip. As part of Shine Group, the existing ChannelFlip team will continue to produce original content for online platforms.
buyer: Shine Group
Shine Group is the UK's largest independent production company. The company's core business spans television production, scripted and unscripted formats, film development and production, digital production and international sales and distribution. "
target: ChannelFlip Media Limited
ChannelFlip Media Limited provides short form Web video content for online viewing. The company serves entertainment, automotive, FMCG, public sector, and technology industries. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Oxford, United Kingdom.
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closed 3/7/2011 via New York Times

YouTube, acquired Next New Networks, Inc.

synopsis: YouTube, the video site owned by Google, has formally announced that it has acquired Next New Networks, a Web video production company founded in 2007, in its biggest effort yet to move beyond short, quirky home videos to professionally produced content.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
Founded in February 2005, YouTube is a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips on www.YouTube.com and across the Internet through websites, blogs, and e-mail. "
target: Next New Networks, Inc.
Next New Networks is the leading provider of original entertainment programming for the Internet. The company is redefining entertainment by championing the next generation of show creators, helping build their audiences, capabilities, and paths to revenue.
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closed 8/9/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Premiere Publishing Group, Inc., acquired BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of Bold TV Corporation in its Bold Acquisition Corp. subsidiary. Bold TV is an internet based television network which just recently launched its flagship show "Who the Hell is Dan Bruder?"
buyer: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPBL:$0.00)
Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG) was a magazine publishing company. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company discontinued all of its publishing activities. As of September 30, 2008, the Company’s operations consisted of completing a business combination with an operating company. "
target: BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.
Bold TV Corporation is an Internet Based Television Network and Production Company involved in the proprietary development, scripting and production of original cutting edge programming for distribution over the Internet.
price ($mm)
$0.06
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closed 2/15/2010 via Company Description

UBC Media Group plc, acquired Above The Title Production Limited

synopsis: Above The Title (ATT) announces that it has been acquired by UBC Media Group Plc. ATT will continue to be led by Simon Clegg, chief executive, and Adam Bromley, creative director, who will work with the same creative team. Contact details remain unchanged.
buyer: UBC Media Group plc
UBC Media Group is the market leader in the supply of audio content and broadcast data software to the radio industry in the UK. "
target: Above The Title Production Limited
Above The Title Productions Limited produces drama, comedy, factual, and entertainment programming for broadcast partners. It produces programmes for radio and television broadcasters, as well as audio podcasts and other programming for corporate clients.
price ($mm)
$0.13
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: CNSX:EPY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ePlay Digital Inc.
ePlay Digital Inc.
ePlay Digital Inc. is a mobile game creator and publisher specializing in sports, eSports and entertainment augmented reality titles, including their new augmented reality running app, Klocked.me, flagship title Big Shot Basketball and Howie Mandel mobile game collaboration - HowiesGames.com.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:LFAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps is a digital media company focused on medical, health, fitness, entertainment, digital applications and next generation social networks. The company creates and operates mobile apps, websites, publications and social media networks.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: OM:BETCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology – this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Their portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$109.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.56
EBIT ($mm)
$36.49
Net Income ($mm)
$26.34
Employees
450
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Ticker: OTCPK:TSMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc. operates as a digital media and technology services company in the United States. The company offers audio and video streaming, and advertising services to Internet and terrestrial radio stations, and other broadcast content providers through its RadioLoyalty platform.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: WSE:TEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games is a Polish mobile game developer. Ten Square Games focuses on delivering F2P games for all major global platforms with a special focus on simulation hobby games. Their games simulate fishing and hunting. They also develop match3, puzzle, farming, and battle games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$172.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.20
EBIT ($mm)
$50.11
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
147
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Ticker: TSXV:CNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contagious Gaming Inc.
Contagious Gaming Inc.
Contagious Gaming Inc. is a developer of unique and engaging software solutions for regulated gaming and lottery markets around the world. Their sports betting platform is the first sports betting system to allow players to chase a dynamic jackpot live during Premier League soccer matches.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.27
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CNSX:FANS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FansUnite Media, Inc
FansUnite is a sports and entertainment company, focusing on technology related to regulated and lawful online gaming and other related products. The principal business is operating the FansUnite Sportsbook and the website of McBookie Limited, offering online gaming services to the UK market.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: MSGN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$640.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.84
EBIT ($mm)
$289.45
Net Income ($mm)
$178.72
Employees
508
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Ticker: MSG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully integrated sports, media and entertainment business. It is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$228.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($314.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($415.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4550
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Ticker: XTRA:WIG1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wige Media AG
Wige Media AG
_wige MEDIA AG, headquartered in Cologne, is a technology and media company on a growth path in the scalable digital business with video platforms and communities, in the high-margin international project business, as well as in the live events business.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$59.74
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.50)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
176
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Ticker: CHDN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs is an industry-leading racing, gaming and online entertainment company anchored by their iconic flagship event - The Kentucky Derby. They are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming and they are the largest legal online account wagering platform for horseracing in the U.S.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,324.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$310.40
EBIT ($mm)
$218.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4000
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Ticker: AIM:CDM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Codemasters
Codemasters
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer and publisher with over 30 years of heritage. The company specializes in high quality racing games including DiRT, GRID and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$156.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$65.72
EBIT ($mm)
$50.85
Net Income ($mm)
$28.68
Employees
578
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Ticker: NGM:ZORDIX B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zordix AB
Zordix AB
Zordix is a multinational game developer & publisher with its headquarter in Umeå in northern Sweden. Zordix is divided into four main units: Zordix Racing, Dimfrost Studio, Invictus Games and Zordix Publishing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.57
EBIT ($mm)
$0.48
Net Income ($mm)
$0.34
Employees
61
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProElite, Inc.
ProElite, Inc.
ProElite, Inc. historically has delivered exciting entertainment experiences in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with live arena-based entertainment events, cable television programming on Showtime Networks and community-driven interactive broadband entertainment via the Internet.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carolco Pictures
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. (OTC: CRIM) is a Feature Film Production Company. Formed in 2010, and financed with investment capital and presales from China, Crimson Forest Entertainment has successfully financed and acquired several films for international and North America distribution.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.63
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: US:NLMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Lampoon
National Lampoon
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$7.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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Ticker: OTCPK:HDUP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HeadsUp Entertainment International, Inc.
HeadsUp Entertainment International, Inc.
HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. is a global media and entertainment company engaged in the creation of branded entertainment through the development, production and marketing of televised programming based on poker and other entertainment themes.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.09
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MSG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully integrated sports, media and entertainment business. It is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$228.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($314.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($415.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4550
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prime Focus Ltd.
Prime Focus Ltd.
Prime Focus Ltd. is the world’s largest integrated media services powerhouse. They provide end-to-end creative services, technology products & services, production services and post production services to Studios, Broadcast and Advertising Industries.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$173.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.22
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5500
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Ticker: OTCPK:SRMX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media is an advanced media company operating three divisions: Saddle Ranch Pictures, which produces films; Saddle Ranch TV, which produces documentaries; and Saddle Ranch Digital, which produces award-winning educational content for place-based media networks.
year
2016
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Ticker: LGF.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lionsgate
Lionsgate
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,339.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$456.20
EBIT ($mm)
$184.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1443
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Ticker: SZSE:30013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the television play production, issuing and additive businesses. Huace Film primarily provides television series, advertisements, television books, movies and public relation activities, among others.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,239.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.08
EBIT ($mm)
$39.47
Net Income ($mm)
$34.51
Employees
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Ticker: SHSE:600977
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Film Co., Ltd.
China Film Co., Ltd. engages in the production and distribution of films in China. The company also produces television programs; operates and manages theaters; and provides film screening, marketing, and brokerage services.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,125.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.05
EBIT ($mm)
$181.35
Net Income ($mm)
$151.78
Employees
3776
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: BME:TL5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediaset España
Mediaset España
Mediaset España is a Spanish television network and media production company. Mediaset España is the main content producer in Spain and has the most watched channels. Their channels include Telecino, Cuatro, Divinity, and more. The company also produces feature films.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$974.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$254.59
EBIT ($mm)
$234.29
Net Income ($mm)
$181.18
Employees
1541
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Ticker: 300027
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation engages in the production, issuing, and derivative businesses of movies, television plays, and music in China and internationally.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$607.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$125.44
EBIT ($mm)
$114.91
Net Income ($mm)
$116.24
Employees
2329
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Ticker: 002292
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., one of the largest animation and entertainment businesses in China, has years of experience in operating and creating value from animation.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$418.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$87.48
EBIT ($mm)
$81.02
Net Income ($mm)
$71.73
Employees
1000
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