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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired WorldCarFans.com

synopsis: Motorsport LLC announced that it has acquired WorldCarFans.com - one of the world's largest online auto enthusiast publications. WorldCarFans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, photo galleries and various feature stories.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: WorldCarFans.com
Worldcarfans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, daily Formula 1 updates, high-resolution photo galleries and various feature stories.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd., acquired CarMe

synopsis: Fabrica Communications has acquired the web magazine CarMe, a car news magazine operated by I And C-Cruise Co., Ltd (Iron DoCy Cruise Co Ltd.) based in Japan.
buyer parent: SE Blue Equity
buyer: Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd.
Fabrica Communications Co., Ltd. based in Japan, operates a used car web portal, 車選び.com (Kurumaerabi.com). "
target parent: I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd.
target: CarMe
CarMe, based in Japan, is a web magazine that I AND C-Cruise Co. Ltd. started operating in August 2014, which operates on the theme "to everyone who enjoys car life".
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closed 5/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Edimotive S.r.l

synopsis: Motorsport.com LLC, a Miami based global technology and multimedia company, announced its acquisition of the multimedia publishing company Edimotive S.r.l, Italy's most valuable online resource for motorsports and automotive news content.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: Edimotive S.r.l
Edimotive is a 10 years old digital publisher with a strong focus on automotive industry recognized as one of the most innovative and reliable players on the Italian Market.
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closed 9/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Action Pursuit Group, acquired Action Media Operating LLC

synopsis: The Action Pursuit Group LLC, an operating company of Apprise Enthusiast Media LLC, announced the acquisition from Great Hill Partners of Action Media Operating LLC, the leading provider of events and online media properties serving the tuner and sports compact performance market.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Action Pursuit Group
Action Pursuit Group (formerly CFW Enterprises, Inc.) dominates the fast-growing paintball enthusiast category with Action Pursuit Games and Paintball. The company also publishes Inside Kung Fu and Grappling, which covers the fastest-growing segment of the martial arts category. "
target parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
target: Action Media Operating LLC
Action Media is an integrated multimedia company that provides its clients with a unique and powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing over 30 annual events in the top 20 markets in North America.
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closed 5/7/2013 via PR Web

Lighthouse Publications, LLC, acquired BoatingLocal

synopsis: Lighthouse Publications has announced the acquisition of BoatingLocal.com, the premiere online source of recreational boating news, entertainment and information in New England. It is a daily online magazine for New England boaters and fishermen, with over 6,000 published posts.
buyer: Lighthouse Publications, LLC
Lighthouse Publications, LLC is a mid-sized company specializing in high-end glossy magazines with a variety of titles: Southern New England Home, Southern New England Weddings, Home Remodeling Cape Cod, the Islands & South Coast and Golf & Leisure Cape Cod, The Vineyard, and more. "
target: BoatingLocal
BoatingLocal is the premiere online source of recreational boating news, entertainment and information in New England.
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closed 4/18/2005 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Rubicon Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide publishing, tradeshow and marketing services company, announced today that it has acquired the Off-Road.com web site from Rubicon Media Group, Inc. The acquisition of Off-Road.com further strengthens Advanstar's growing position in the off-road, powersports and automotive aftermarket industries.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Rubicon Media Group, Inc.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Heycar, acquired HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd

synopsis: Heycar, an online used car marketplace in the UK, has acquired HonestJohn.co.uk, a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
buyer: Heycar
Heycar is an online used car marketplace in the UK. Heycar lets users search for and buy a used car, as well as arrange financing, on its portal. They only feature the best used cars from selected dealers. Heycar offers all kinds of cars from leading brands such as Audi, Ford, Volkswagen and more. "
target: HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd
HonestJohn.co.uk is a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
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closed 9/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stab Magazine, acquired Stab Magazine

synopsis: Embattled online retailer SurfStitch has sold Rollingyouth, the owner of Stab Magazine, back to its co-founders Tom Bird and Sam McIntosh. Stab Magazine is the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Stab Magazine originated as a style and surf print magazine.
buyer: Stab Magazine
Stab Magazine is the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Stab Magazine originated as a style and surf print magazine, and leveraged its strong relationships with brands and athletes to launch its successful digital platform. "
target parent: SurfStitch Group
target: Stab Magazine
Stab Magazine is the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Stab Magazine originated as a style and surf print magazine, and leveraged its strong relationships with brands and athletes to launch its successful digital platform.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

SurfStitch Group, acquired Stab Magazine

synopsis: The Surfstitch Group has acquired Stab Magazine, the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Founded in 2004 Stab Magazine has become a social media hub in surf and a trusted source of product reviews, exclusive content and access to athletes and brands. Stab Magazine drives over 750,000 unique monthly users to its site.
buyer: SurfStitch Group (ASX:SRF:$172.42)
The SurfStitch Group is an industry leading actions sports and youth culture apparel content network and online retailer. It is a destination site for customers to connect with everything surf-related and engage across all platforms. "
target: Stab Magazine
Stab Magazine is the world’s leading online surf publishing network. Established in 2004 and headquartered in Sydney, Stab Magazine originated as a style and surf print magazine, and leveraged its strong relationships with brands and athletes to launch its successful digital platform.
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closed 7/12/2013 via BusinessWire

Bellissimo Family, acquired Chronicle of the Horse, The

synopsis: Mark Bellissimo of Wellington, Fla., announced the purchase of The Chronicle of the Horse and related media properties. The Chronicle of the Horse is the number one globally ranked non-racing equestrian website in the world.
buyer: Bellissimo Family
Mark Bellissimo is one of the founding partners of Wellington Equestrian Partnership. Wellington Equestrian Partners LLC owns and operates the world’s largest and longest running equestrian event, the Winter Equestrian Festival, as well as the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. "
target: Chronicle of the Horse, The
The Chronicle of the Horse is the industry leader in providing news coverage of national and international sport horse competitions. Through our complete magazine and web coverage we offer everything from competition results to compelling features and thought-provoking commentary.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Torque Esports Corp., acquired WTF1

synopsis: Torque Esports Corp., a Canadian company focused on esports, has acquired WTF1 from Dennis Publishing, the most dynamic media company in the UK. WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
buyer: Torque Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$25.53)
Torque Esports is a Canadian company focused on esports. Torque focuses on three areas - esports data provision, esport tournament hosting and esports racing. With publishing, IP, content, and data expertise in its portfolio, Torque is ready to lead the rush to profitability in the esports industry."
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: WTF1
WTF1 is the world’s fastest-growing motorsport community. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more.
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closed 8/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Car Throttle

synopsis: Dennis, the international media group behind Auto Express, evo and Carbuyer, has acquired market leading social media brand Car Throttle and its motorsport brand, WTF1. Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Car Throttle
Car Throttle is the largest video publisher in the automotive industry worldwide, with over 200 million monthly views. The company has built a cross-platform community with over 8 million Facebook fans, 2 million subscribers on YouTube (largest UK auto channel) and 2 million monthly unique visitors.
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closed 3/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Car Throttle, acquired WTF1

synopsis: Car Throttle announces the acquisition of social motorsport community WTF1. WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
buyer: Car Throttle
Car Throttle creates and distributes engaging car content and works closely with advertisers looking to reach a valuable audience. Dubbed ‘Buzzfeed for cars’, the site evolved into a vibrant community serving millions of users who follow the brand on its apps and major social media platforms. "
target: WTF1
WTF1 was created to give young racing fans an online platform with a different approach to media. Ignoring straight-written reports and news, WTF1 shares the latest viral videos, memes and fan concepts as well as producing listicles, quizzes and more!
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closed 1/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired HuntingNet.com

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading operator of media and e-commerce websites, announced the acquisition of HuntingNet.com, a popular community website in the online hunting niche. The sites join well-known online community destinations including Wikitravel.org, FlyerTalk.com, and BikeForums.com as part of Internet Brands’ Travel & Leisure division.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: HuntingNet.com
HuntingNet.com is the largest hunting community on the Internet. Founded in 1995, the site consists of more than 10,000 pages of content including daily hunting news updates, original articles, field journals, and photo galleries.
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closed 7/30/2021 via BusinessWire

Barrett-Jackson, acquired Collector Car Network, Inc

synopsis: Barrett-Jackson Holdings has acquired Collector Car Network Inc., including its well-known properties ClassicCars.com, AutoHunter, The ClassicCars.com Journal, and the Future Collector Car Show. The acquisition furthers Barrett-Jackson’s mission to grow the collector car market through strategic alignment of world-class brands and customer service.
buyer: Barrett-Jackson
Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, is the leader in collector car and automotive lifestyle events, which include authentic automobilia auctions and the sale of private collections. The company produces live auctions across the country, as well as Online Only auctions. "
target: Collector Car Network, Inc
The Collector Car Network provides a suite of online brands encompassing a combined community of over 5 million monthly online visitors. The company's brands include ClassicCars.com, AutoHunter, The ClassicCars.com Journal, and the Future Collector Car Show.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc. (TSX:FORA:$61.58)
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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closed 7/2/2015 via PR Newswire

ACCEO Solutions, acquired Julo Ltd.

synopsis: ACCEO Solutions Inc., a Canadian leader in information technology and business and financial solutions, is proud to announce its acquisition of Julo, a Quebec-based firm working on the development, operation, and promotion of an online broadcasting and registration platform for activities offered by recreational and cultural organizations.
buyer: ACCEO Solutions
Canadian IT company ACCEO Solutions specializes in the design, implementation, integration, and support of management software; e-business development; and payment, professional, and technical services. ACCEO Solutions is currently experiencing growth with nearly 1000 employees and 60 000 clients. "
target: Julo Ltd.
Julo established a twofold mission for itself: to enable providers to offer recreational activities easily and at a low cost, and to give the public access to secure online registration for activities.
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closed 7/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

RV Life Network, acquired RV Masterclass

synopsis: RV LIFE Network, a digital network of over 30 RV websites, has acquired RV Masterclass, an online educational platform focused on RVing. RV Masterclass provides educational courses and articles to help people start their RV journey. They offer courses for boondocking, full-time RVing, RV buying, mobile internet, and more.
buyer parent: Social Knowledge LLC
buyer: RV Life Network
RV Life Network is a digital network of over 30 RV websites with an annual audience of tens of millions of readers. RV Life Network operates some of the most popular RV websites including: RVLife.com, DoItYourselfRV.com, CampgroundReviews.com, and iRV2.com "
target: RV Masterclass
RV Masterclass is an online educational platform focused on RVing. RV Masterclass provides educational courses and articles to help people start their RV journey. They offer courses for boondocking, full-time RVing, RV buying, mobile internet, and more.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Togo Group, acquired OvernightRVParking.com, LLC

synopsis: Togo Group, the road-based travel technology company, has acquired OvernightRVParking.com. Founded in 2008, Overnight RV Parking has grown to be the largest, most accurate, and most authoritative database of free RV parking locations in North America, and is unique in its careful review and validation of submitted location details.
buyer: Togo Group (THO:$11,048.69)
Togo Group is creating the leading technology platform for road-based travel and outdoor tourism. The Togo RV Companion App provides users with a set of tools focused on improving the RV experience, including GPS navigation, high-value member discounts, access to free boondocking locations and more."
target: OvernightRVParking.com, LLC
OvernightRVParking.com is the most accurate, complete, and authoritative database of free overnight RV parking locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company carefully vets each listing to ensure accuracy and has amassed over 14,000 locations.
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closed 2/4/2021 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Campfire Collective

synopsis: Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider of online recreational safety education, has acquired Campfire Collective, an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, and more.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Campfire Collective
Campfire Collective is an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to discover, learn and optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, off-roading, and paddling.
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closed 5/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired WorldCarFans.com

synopsis: Motorsport LLC announced that it has acquired WorldCarFans.com - one of the world's largest online auto enthusiast publications. WorldCarFans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, photo galleries and various feature stories.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: WorldCarFans.com
Worldcarfans.com features daily editorial coverage of emerging product news and auto industry headlines, augmented by video, spy photos, live international motor show coverage, daily Formula 1 updates, high-resolution photo galleries and various feature stories.
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closed 4/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Motorsport.com, acquired 704Games Company

synopsis: Motorsport Games Inc., a leading racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motorsport racing series throughout the world, has closed the acquisition of the outstanding shares of 704Games Company, an American video game developer of NASCAR games.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a global media company that owns and operates multiple brands that help connect millions of people who love motorsport and cars. It is the home of the largest audience of motorsport enthusiasts, and its content is present across digital, TV, OTT, print, social and live events. "
target: 704Games Company
704Games Company is an American video game developer and publisher based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company acquired the license to be the exclusive developer of NASCAR video games in January 2015, and has since released six console games and a mobile game, including NASCAR Heat.
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announced 3/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Motorsport.com, will acquire Digital Tales USA LLC

synopsis: Motorsport Games Inc., leading racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motorsport racing series throughout the world, is to acquire Digital Tales USA LLC, the mobile game developer that creates official mobile games for the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK).
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a global media company that owns and operates multiple brands that help connect millions of people who love motorsport and cars. It is the home of the largest audience of motorsport enthusiasts, and its content is present across digital, TV, OTT, print, social and live events. "
target: Digital Tales USA LLC
Founded in 2006 and based in Milan, with offices in Rome and Miami, Digital Tales develops games, e-Learning solutions and anything in between, including edutainment, gamified training courses and VR/AR apps.
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closed 5/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Studio397

synopsis: Motorsport Games Inc., a leading racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motorsport racing series throughout the world, has acquired Studio397 BV, the company behind the industry leading rFactor 2 racing simulation platform, from Luminis International BV.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a global media company that owns and operates multiple brands that help connect millions of people who love motorsport and cars. It is the home of the largest audience of motorsport enthusiasts, and its content is present across digital, TV, OTT, print, social and live events. "
target parent: Luminis International BV
target: Studio397
Studio397 BV, based in the Netherlands, is the company behind the industry leading rFactor 2 racing simulation platform. Their mission is to create the most realistic, accurate and engaging sim racing platform to date, through advanced physics, new graphics engine and competition infrastructure.
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closed 3/22/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Black Delta Trading Pty Ltd

synopsis: Motorsport Games Inc., a leading racing game developer, and its subsidiary Motorsport Games Australia, announced the completion of its previously announced deal to acquire the assets and the business of KartKraft, the highly acclaimed PC kart racing simulator, from developer Black Delta.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a global media company that owns and operates multiple brands that help connect millions of people who love motorsport and cars. It is the home of the largest audience of motorsport enthusiasts, and its content is present across digital, TV, OTT, print, social and live events. "
target: Black Delta Trading Pty Ltd
Australian video game developer Black Delta is the creator of the go-kart racing simulator KartKraft. KartKraft is a highly acclaimed kart racing simulator for PC.
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closed 12/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Canossa Events, acquired Cavallino, Inc.

synopsis: Canossa Events has acquired US based concours event and media company Cavallino Inc. With a prestigious reputation for Ferrari enthusiasts, Cavallino has a strongly subscribed bi-monthly magazine and website. Cavallino is also the organiser of landmark events like the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Canossa Events
Canossa Events is a renowned Italian motoring events business. Canossa Events was formed in 2010 and is best known for its classic car rallies and its supercar motor touring events that blend exotic collectable cars, world-class hospitality and road adventures set in Europe and the Middle East. "
target: Cavallino, Inc.
With a prestigious reputation for Ferrari enthusiasts, Cavallino has a strongly subscribed bi-monthly magazine and website. Cavallino is also the organiser of landmark events like the Palm Beach Cavallino Classic. Cavallino Classic is the largest automotive event of the winter season.
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Kelsey Media, acquired Motorsport News

synopsis: Kelsey Media, one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK, has acquired Motorsport News from Motorsport Network, a global media company focused on cars and racing. Motorsport News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. Motorsport News carries all the news and opinion from the latest events in motor racing and rallying.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK. From car magazines, tours and shows, the company is a dynamic multi-media business of more than 60 brands across lifestyle, fitness, homes, aviation, trucks, tractors, cars and pets. "
target parent: Motorsport.com
target: Motorsport News
Motorsport News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. Motorsport News carries all the news and opinion from the latest events in motor racing and rallying. The paper covers a wide range of motorsports, including circuit racing, rallying, karting, rallycross, drag racing, speed events and truck racing.
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Motorsport Live, acquired Canossa Events

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the integrated digital platform that is the destination of choice for millions of automotive and racing fans, has announced the acquisition of the renowned Italian motoring events business, Canossa Events. Canossa Events will join the network’s experiences and ticketing division, Motorsport Live.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motorsport Live
Motorsport Live is the events and ticketing division of the Motorsport Network. Motorsport Live is the combination of bookf1.com, bookmoto.com and bookwec.com, which are motorsport ticketing platforms, and SportStadion, which specialises in organising unique motorsport experiences. "
target: Canossa Events
Canossa Events is a renowned Italian motoring events business. Canossa Events was formed in 2010 and is best known for its classic car rallies and its supercar motor touring events that blend exotic collectable cars, world-class hospitality and road adventures set in Europe and the Middle East.
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Motorsport.com, acquired Virtually Entertained Limited

synopsis: Motorsport Network’s strategic push into the rapidly growing esport sector gained extra momentum with the acquisition of a market-leading specialist business, Virtually Entertained, that operates a portfolio of esports services spanning the complete range of capabilities required to deliver motor racing esports events.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target: Virtually Entertained Limited
Virtually Entertained is a specialist event company, focusing on delivering esports events to the end client. They operate a portfolio of esports services spanning the complete range of capabilities required to deliver motor racing esports events.
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announced 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Motorsport.com, will acquire James Allen on F1

synopsis: Motorsport Network has reached agreement with high-profile Formula 1 commentator and journalist James Allen to bring his award-winning blog JamesAllenonF1.com to Motorsport.com, Autosport.com and Motor1.com. JamesAllenonF1.com is one of the most influential and widely-read blogs specialising in Formula 1 content.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target: James Allen on F1
James Allen on F1 is one of the most influential and widely-read blogs specialising in Formula 1 content. The website is run by James Allen, one of the most experienced and insightful broadcasters and journalists working in Formula 1.
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closed 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Motorsport.com, acquired sport media group GmbH

synopsis: _wige MEDIA AG signed agreements on the sale of its 51% stake in the Munich-based sport media group GmbH to Motorsport Network, LLC, Miami (Florida). With Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de, sport media group GmbH is the market leader for motorsport portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target parent: Wige Media AG
target: sport media group GmbH
With Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de, sport media group GmbH is the market leader for motorsport portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de have achieved some 22 million and 20 million page impressions a month respectively.
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Motor1.com, acquired Motoring Media Network

synopsis: Motorsport Network’s world-leading automotive website Motor1.com has acquired Motoring Media Network, a content and communications agency that creates and delivers branded content for the automotive industry. Motorsport Network connects hundreds of millions of people who love motorsport and cars.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com delivers the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, pricing, and premium video production in 15 editions in 11 different languages. They focus on all automotive content: cars, sportscars, supercars, sedans, SUVs, motorcycles, auto shows and more. "
target: Motoring Media Network
Motoring Media Network is a content and communications agency that creates and delivers branded content for the automotive industry – the only agency of its kind in the country. They are based in Australia.
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closed 4/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Motor1.com, acquired AutoNews Medien GmbH

synopsis: Motor1.com, the leading global source of online car reviews, news, and information, announced that it has acquired AutoNews Medien GmbH with its range of publishing interests including German automotive website, Auto-News.de. AutoNews is one of the definitive sources of news, car reviews, picture galleries, and reports from auto shows in Germany.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com delivers the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, pricing, and premium video production in 15 editions in 11 different languages. They focus on all automotive content: cars, sportscars, supercars, sedans, SUVs, motorcycles, auto shows and more. "
target: AutoNews Medien GmbH
AutoNews Medien GmbH is a German publisher for automotive news, both in print and online. They are one of the definitive sources of news, car reviews, picture galleries, reports from auto shows and videos in Germany.
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closed 4/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Sutton Images

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the owner of Motorsport.com and Autosport.com, confirmed that it had acquired Sutton Images, reckoned to be the largest independent motorsport photo agency. The company has grown progressively to provide contract photographic services in Formula 1 and other motorsport categories.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target: Sutton Images
Sutton Images is reckoned to be the largest independent motorsport photo agency. The company has grown progressively to provide contract photographic services in Formula 1 and other motorsport categories. By the late 2000's, Suttons had amassed an extensive digital archive.
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closed 2/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired Forix

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the world’s largest automotive and motorsport digital technology business, confirmed that it had acquired a shareholding in FORIX, the world’s largest and most trusted motorsport results database.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a vertically integrated automotive & motorsport business headquartered in Miami, FL. The technology business manages a global broadcast network, live events, and multiple websites, social networks and e-commerce, gaming, analytics & editorial syndication platforms. "
target: Forix
FORIX is the world's largest and most accurate motorsport intelligence respository. Every year, they collect, sort and store the results from almost 3,000 races, rallies and other motorsport events to create the most comprehensive motorsport database in the world.
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closed 2/8/2017 via Company Press Release

Motor1.com, acquired Inside EVs

synopsis: Motor1.com, the leading global source of online car reviews, news, and information, announced its acquisition of the largest independent website dedicated to electric vehicle news, InsideEVs.com. InsideEVs.com ranks as one of the leading online platforms committed to making sense of the rapid growth in the electric vehicle segment.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com delivers the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, pricing, and premium video production in 15 editions in 11 different languages. They focus on all automotive content: cars, sportscars, supercars, sedans, SUVs, motorcycles, auto shows and more. "
target: Inside EVs
Inside EVs is the world's largest website dedicated solely to plug-in electric vehicles. Inside EVs was created to not just publish the breaking news of the day, but to go behind it, to create it, and most importantly to examine the how, what and why of electric vehicles.
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closed 11/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired Motors TV

synopsis: Motorsport Network announced the acquisition of Motors TV, consolidating the world’s largest automotive & motorsport digital technology business with a global broadcast operation. Motors TV International is the first and only channel in Europe dedicated to all things motorsport.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network is a vertically integrated automotive & motorsport business headquartered in Miami, FL. The technology business manages a global broadcast network, live events, and multiple websites, social networks and e-commerce, gaming, analytics & editorial syndication platforms. "
target: Motors TV
Established in 2000, Motors TV International is the first and only channel in Europe dedicated to all things motorsport. They offer a platform for top notch championships so that fans and casual observers alike can enjoy the drama and excitement of mainstream as well as grassroots racing.
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closed 11/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Motor1.com, acquired Carplace.com.br

synopsis: Miami-based technology and multimedia company Motor1.com, a sister company of Motorsport.com, continues its global expansion into South America by acquiring Brazilian market leader, Carplace.com.br. The acquired digital automotive platform allows Motor1.com to expand its global network.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content while delivering the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, price lists and premium video production. "
target: Carplace.com.br
CARPLACE has become one of the leading automotive websites in Brazil in reference to editorial quality, speed, interactivity and reliability.
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closed 10/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, purchased Motor Racing Assets from Haymarket Group Limited

synopsis: Motorsport Network, the Miami-headquartered publisher of Motorsport.com and Motor1.com, announced the acquisition of six business operations that make up the Haymarket Media Group’s interests in motorsport publishing, photography and events. The acquired businesses include Autosport.com, a respected digital voice in international motorsport.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is a technologically advanced international network of online motorsports outlets featuring world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia with news offices in 16 countries in 11 different languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
seller: Haymarket Group Limited
Haymarket's Motor Racing assets include magazines Autosport, F1 Racing, and Motorsport News, the motorsport photographic archive LAT Photographic, and the events Autosport International and The Autosport Awards. Haymarket engages in the publishing and media businesses in the UK and internationally.
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closed 10/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Motor1.com, acquired MyGaraj.com

synopsis: Miami-based technology and multimedia company Motor1.com, a sister company of Motorsport.com, acquired the MyGaraj.com website. Mygaraj.com is Turkey's first and most-visited site for Motorsport and Formula 1 information.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content while delivering the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, price lists and premium video production. "
target: MyGaraj.com
Mygaraj.com is Turkey's first and most-visited site for Motorsport and Formula 1 information. They offer news and information related to the automobile industry,
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closed 8/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired Interactive Project

synopsis: Motorsport.com, a division of the Motorsport Network, announced the company has acquired a majority interest in Interactive Project, a leading developer of motorsports-based gaming. Interactive Project will oversee the development of exclusive Motorsport.com-branded Managerial and Fantasy video games targeted at multiple motorsports series.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is a technologically advanced international network of online motorsports outlets featuring world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia with news offices in 16 countries in 11 different languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target: Interactive Project
Founded in 2011, Interactive Project is a leading European-based online and mobile game development company and has produced such popular titles as MyGPTeam, MyGPTeam Turbo, OverVolt and more.
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closed 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Motorsport.com, acquired sport media group GmbH

synopsis: _wige MEDIA AG signed agreements on the sale of its 51% stake in the Munich-based sport media group GmbH to Motorsport Network, LLC, Miami (Florida). With Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de, sport media group GmbH is the market leader for motorsport portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target parent: Wige Media AG
target: sport media group GmbH
With Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de, sport media group GmbH is the market leader for motorsport portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de have achieved some 22 million and 20 million page impressions a month respectively.
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announced 4/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Wige Media AG, will acquire sport media group GmbH

synopsis: _wige MEDIA AG is taking over a majority holding in Munich-based sport media group which, with motorsport-total.com and formel1.de, is the market leader for motor sports portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
buyer: Wige Media AG (XTRA:WIG1:$59.74)
_wige MEDIA AG is a leading communications company in sports and the automotive business, offering a broad palette of media services in the core sectors of technology and content. "
target: sport media group GmbH
sport media group which, with motorsport-total.com and formel1.de, is the market leader for motor sports portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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closed 1/24/2020 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired FanSided

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, has acquired FanSided from Meredith Corporation. FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering its content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: FanSided
FanSided is one of the fastest growing platforms of sports and lifestyle digital properties, with more than 300 destinations focused on specific professional sports teams, college sports, lifestyle trends, and more.
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

STATS, Inc., acquired Perform Group

synopsis: STATS has announced its acquisition of Perform, the complete sports content company in the UK. STATS collects the richest sports data in the world and transforms it through AI. Together, the companies will combine STATS’ world-class expertise in AI with both companies’ historical archives, to create a treasure trove of sports data.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: STATS, Inc.
STATS collects the richest sports data in the world and transforms it through AI to unlock the past, present and future of sports. STATS continues to speed innovation with AutoSTATS, the first-ever AI-powered technology to collect comprehensive sports data from any television broadcast. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Perform Group
Perform is the complete sports content company in the UK. They work with media owners, rights-holders, bookmakers and professional teams to produce and distribute content that transforms how the world experiences sport through 5 brands: Opta, OptaPro, Omnisport, RunningBall and Watch&Bet.
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announced 1/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

247Sports, will acquire Scout Media Inc.

synopsis: Scout Media Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with CBS 247 Inc. as the “stalking horse” bidder to acquire substantially all of the Company’s assets. Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of press credentialed journalists and sports experts.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: 247Sports
247Sports is a digital media enterprise focused on delivering original sports and entertainment news on a team-by-team basis to sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms. It creates products designed for more engaging consumption of team-specific sports news. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Scout Media Inc.
Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of 300+ press credentialed journalists and sports experts across the nation. Scout delivers on men's passion points: NFL, fantasy sports, college football and more.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired FanSided

synopsis: Time Inc. announced that it has acquired Missouri-based FanSided, a sports, entertainment and lifestyle network of more than 300 websites with thriving communities. FanSided is one of the industry’s fastest growing independent digital content networks, with a collective audience of approximately 15 million unique visitors per month.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 120 million visitors each month, including over 50 websites. "
target: FanSided
FanSided is the fastest growing independent network of fandom-focused sports, entertainment and lifestyle sites on the Internet. FanSided is a family business, launched by two brothers who wanted to put their own spin on the coverage of their beloved Kansas City Chiefs.
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closed 11/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Traveas AB, acquired Stampen Sports Media

synopsis: Traveas buys Stampen Sports Media, a subsidiary of Stampen Media Group. Stampen Sports Media (SSM) includes brands SvenskaFans.com, sister site FanTV.se and the new efforts Golfing.se and SvenskaRaceFans.com. SSM now reaches 300 to 350,000 unique visitors per week through its websites and mobile apps.
buyer: Traveas AB (XSAT:EVERY A:$10.12)
Traveas AB is engaged in the media and technology businesses in Sweden. The company provides media advertising services. It also offers technology solutions, which include the Ancillarator, a cloud based sales and marketing automation tool. "
target parent: Stampen Media Group
target: Stampen Sports Media
Stampen Sports Media (SSM) includes brands SvenskaFans.com, sister site FanTV.se and the new efforts Golfing.se and SvenskaRaceFans.com. SSM now reaches 300 to 350,000 unique visitors per week through its websites and mobile apps.
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closed 11/18/2013 via Company Press Release

NAMG, Inc., acquired Scout Media Inc.

synopsis: North American Membership Group (NAMG) CEO James Heckman announced the acquisition of Scout.com from Fox Networks Group. The company is an integrated sports publishing company consisting of two separate divisions that work closely together to deliver a unique and highly integrated Internet and print product offering.
buyer parent: The Pilot Group
buyer: NAMG, Inc.
North American Membership Group (NAMG) excels in creating and growing eleven distinct lifestyle clubs that thrive on the camaraderie they foster between their members and the clubs. Each club's magazine, e-newsletter and website is rich with articles and how-to features. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Scout Media Inc.
Scout.com is an integrated sports publishing company consisting of two separate divisions that work closely together to deliver a unique and highly integrated Internet and print product offering. The Internet publishing division consists of a network of more than 200 web sites.
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closed 6/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Perform Group, acquired Mackolik Internet Hizmetleri Ticaret A.S.

synopsis: Perform Group plc, a UK-based digital media company, has acquired a majority stake in Mackolik Internet Hizmetleri Ticaret A.S. Mackolik is a Turkey-based owner and operator of sports websites including mackolik.com and sahadan.com. Perform Group is acquiring an initial 51% stake in Mackolik for cash consideration of TRY40.8 million.
buyer: Perform Group
Perform is a world leader in monetising sport and entertainment rights in digital media. They have been consistent and renowned innovators since 2000, and a major driving force in the commercialisation of sport and entertainment rights on TV, on mobile and online. "
target: Mackolik Internet Hizmetleri Ticaret A.S.
Mackolik Internet Hizmetleri Ticaret A.S. owns and operates a number of Turkey's leading independent sports websites including mackolik.com and sahadan.com.
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kuvera LLC, acquired United Games LLC

synopsis: Kuvera LLC, a provider of affordable access to valuable financial education and current market research, has acquired United Games, a company that designs and markets next generation mobile apps for sports. United Games' FireFan mobile app allows people to play live sports games and use other apps to gain tickets that they can redeem for rewards.
buyer parent: Investview, Inc
buyer: Kuvera LLC
Kuvera LLC provides affordable access to valuable financial education, current market research and cutting-edge technology that enables individuals to increase and cultivate their own financial resources and plan for the future. Their product services are offered on a monthly subscription basis. "
target: United Games LLC
United Games designs and markets next generation mobile apps for sports through a unique direct marketing distribution model. Their FireFan mobile app allows people to play live sports games and use other apps to gain tickets that they can redeem for rewards like gift cards, vacations, and more.
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closed 6/11/2018 via Company Press Release

ReWorld Media, acquired F1i.fr

synopsis: Reworld Media, an international digital group, announces the acquisition of F1i.fr, the first French-language site on Formula 1 news, from Edition Ventures. Founded in 2012, F1i.fr is a leading French-language media site on Formula 1 news whose content is focused on Formula 1 teams, drivers, Grands Prix, circuits, etc.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
REWORLD MEDIA is an international digital group with a network of 11 proprietary media brands powerful within their B2C segments and an international media network. They offer international advertisers a global offer combining "Media Branding" and "Media Performance" (performance campaigns). "
target parent: Edition Ventures
target: F1i.fr
Founded in 2012, F1i.fr is a leading French-language media site on Formula 1 news whose content is focused on Formula 1 teams, drivers, Grands Prix, circuits, etc. With 2.7 million visitors and 10 million pages viewed, F1i.fr has developed a media brand highly recognized in the field of Formula 1.
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closed 10/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Motor1.com, acquired MyGaraj.com

synopsis: Miami-based technology and multimedia company Motor1.com, a sister company of Motorsport.com, acquired the MyGaraj.com website. Mygaraj.com is Turkey's first and most-visited site for Motorsport and Formula 1 information.
buyer parent: Motorsport.com
buyer: Motor1.com
Motor1.com is a technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in automotive content while delivering the latest news, car reviews, buying guides, price lists and premium video production. "
target: MyGaraj.com
Mygaraj.com is Turkey's first and most-visited site for Motorsport and Formula 1 information. They offer news and information related to the automobile industry,
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closed 4/26/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired TurkiyeF1.com

synopsis: Motorsport.com, a Miami-based technology and digital media company, is expanding to Turkey through its acquistion of the country's most-visited motorsports website, TurkiyeF1.com. As part of the acquistion, Motorsport.com will launch Motrosport.com - TURKEY, a Turkish sister motor racing website which will cover all major racing series.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in motor racing content offering 21 editions in 13 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is part of the Motorsport Network LLC company. "
target: TurkiyeF1.com
TurkiyeF1.com is Turkey's most-visited motorsports website. It has been the reference point for Turkish auto racing fans regarding F1 team news, races, drivers, videos and more.
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closed 6/24/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired Formulawahad.com

synopsis: Motorsport.com announced its acquisition of Formulawahad.com, a leading provider of online motorsports news and content that covers 22 countries within the Middle East and North Africa. The announcement expands Motorsport.com's global footprint and delivery of online news content, including the largest motorsports digital platform in Arabic.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is a technically advanced international network of online motorsports content featuring world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide with news bureaus in 14 countries in 10 different languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "
target: Formulawahad.com
Formulawahad.com, a leading provider of online motorsports news and content that covers 22 countries within the Middle East and North Africa.
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announced 6/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, will acquire TotalRace

synopsis: Motorsport.com, a Miami based global technology and multimedia company, announced it has signed an agreement with www.TotalRace.com.br, Brazil's second-largest provider of online auto racing news and content. The acquisition expands Motorsport.com's worldwide global footprint and delivery of online motor sports news content.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an international network of online motorsports content, multi-national platforms, world-class digital distribution, video and interactive multimedia worldwide. "
target: TotalRace
Established in 2011 and based in Sao Paulo, TotalRace.com.br is the source for Formula One news and specialized analysis, as well as other important categories in Brazil, such as IndyCar, MotoGP and Stock Car Brazil.
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announced 3/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will acquire Sports Betting Dime

synopsis: XLMedia PLC, a leading global digital performance publisher, will acquire the business and assets of Sports Betting Dime (SBD), a leading sports betting brand with a national website, sportsbettingdime.com, and two mobile apps. The acquisition of SBD, alongside XLMedia's existing US sports betting asset, provides scale at local and national levels.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$59.34)
XLMedia is a leading global digital performance publisher. Operating globally across a variety of verticals including online gambling, personal finance and sports, the Group has established proprietary tools and methodologies to identify and target high value consumers on behalf of its customers. "
target: Sports Betting Dime
Sports Betting Dime (SBD) is a leading US affiliate sports betting brand with a national website, sportsbettingdime.com, and two mobile apps. SBD covers everything from the latest betting odds, trends, reports, futures trackers, and analysis, as well as cutting-edge betting guides.
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announced 5/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, will acquire Online Media UK Ltd

synopsis: Catena Media, the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator, is to acquire certain assets of Online Media (UK) Ltd., a UK based fast-growing sports betting affiliate. The acquisition includes, among other, the domain names Bets.co.uk, Bonuses.co.uk and iGamble.co.uk and certain thereto related assets.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$128.97)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 20,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: Online Media UK Ltd
The acquisition includes, among other, the domain names Bets.co.uk, Bonuses.co.uk and iGamble.co.uk and certain thereto related assets from Online Media (UK) Ltd., a UK based fast-growing sports betting affiliate.
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$15
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closed 3/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Motorsport.com, acquired ToileF1.com

synopsis: Furthering its position as the leader in digital motor sports content, Motorsport.com, a Miami based global technology and multimedia company, announced its acquisition of ToileF1.com, France's leading provider of online motor sports news and content with over six million website page views last month.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport.com is an award winning, cutting-edge technology company featuring world-class digital distribution, interactive multimedia and the largest motor racing photo database and news article library in the world. "
target: ToileF1.com
ToileF1.com is France's leading provider of online motor sports news and content with over six million website page views last month.
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closed 1/24/2012 via PR Newswire

USA TODAY Sports Media Group, acquired Fantasy Sports Ventures, Inc.

synopsis: The USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced that it has completed its acquisition of Fantasy Sports Ventures (FSV) and Big Lead Sports, the largest independent digital sports property in North America. The FSV and Big Lead Sports property provide distinct and independent coverage of every major sport.
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: Fantasy Sports Ventures, Inc.
Fantasy Sports Ventures, Inc. (FSV) owns and operates Big Lead Sports by FSV, a leading web property with coverage across all major sports. FSV develops custom digital marketing programs for leading national advertisers such as Sprint, Coors, Coke, and McDonald's.
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closed 1/24/2008 via PR Newswire

USA Today, acquired Banquet

synopsis: USA TODAY announces the acquisition of Banquet, which operates the action sports destination BNQT.com and the Cold War Collective action sports ad network of more than 20 affiliated websites and blogs.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: USA Today
USA TODAY is the nation's top-selling newspaper. It is published via satellite at 34 locations in the USA and at four sites abroad. With a total average daily circulation of 2.3 million, USA TODAY is available worldwide. USA TODAY is published by Gannett Co., Inc. "
target: Banquet
BNQT is a leading digital media company focused on meaningfully connecting consumers, producers and advertisers in the growing sector of action sports. BNQT operates an action sports video community destination which combines professional action sports video with innovative social networking tools.
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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: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: XSAT:EVERY A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB (ESMG) is the fastest growing company in Sweden within the sports media and sports 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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.27
EBIT ($mm)
($1.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66
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Ticker: TSXV:SCR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheScore
TheScore
theScore empowers millions of sports fans through its digital media and sports betting products. Its media app theScore is one of the most popular in North America, delivering fans highly personalized live scores, news, stats, and betting information from their favorite teams, leagues, and players.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$18.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($46.46)
EBIT ($mm)
($45.71)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
265
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Ticker: OTCPK:WDLF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Social Life Network, Inc.
Social Life Network, Inc.
Social Life Networks, Inc. is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service, based in Denver Colorado. The founders initially launched their social network platform in the emerging cannabis and hemp industry in 2013.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7
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Ticker: TSXV:FAN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaming Nation Inc.
Gaming Nation Inc. provides technology and information platforms to the sports and entertainment industry. The company's platforms include 5050 Central, an electronic real-time raffle system, and sports information websites Fantasy Guru, FantasyGuruElite and Pick Nation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$8.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.13)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: WBAI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
500.com Limited
500.com Limited is a leading online sports lottery service provider in China. The Company offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of online lottery services, information, user tools and virtual community venues to its users.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($43.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($47.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
366
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBNK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FaceBank Group, Inc.
FaceBank Group, Inc.
Facebank Group, Inc. is a character-based virtual entertainment company, and a leading developer of digital human likeness for celebrities and consumers, focused on applications in traditional entertainment, sports entertainment, live events, mixed reality (AR/VR) and artificial intelligence.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$111.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($132.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($162.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
50
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