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announced 7/7/2015 via Company Press Release

SESAC, Inc., will acquire Harry Fox Agency

synopsis: SESAC, Inc. announced that that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the (HFA) Harry Fox Agency, the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization from the National Music Publishers’ Association. With over 48,000 music publishers, HFA has created one of the largest and most comprehensive databases of musical works in the world.
buyer parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
buyer: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. "
target parent: National Music Publishers’ Association
target: Harry Fox Agency
HFA (Harry Fox Agency) is the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. With over 48,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest number of licenses for the use of music in both physical and digital distribution formats.
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announced 1/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire SESAC, Inc.

synopsis: Private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management has agreed to sell music rights organization SESAC to Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms. SESAC represents songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
target: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
price ($mm)
$1,000
rev ($mm)
$248
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.8x
closed 4/21/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Perryscope Productions

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced it has acquired Perryscope Productions, LLC, a New York-based full-service licensing and merchandise company.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: Perryscope Productions
Perryscope Productions, LLC is a New York-based Licensing and Merchandise company proudly representing the "iconic and eclectic" from artists, Broadway shows, and family entertainment to electric dance music festivals.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Authentic Brands Group, acquired Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Authentic Brands Group announced the acquisition of Elvis Presley Intellectual Property Assets from CORE Media Group. Following the acquisition, ABG will own and manage, in partnership with the Presley family and Joel Weinshanker, the intellectual property associated with one of the most widely recognized and beloved entertainers in the world.
buyer: Authentic Brands Group
Authentic Brands Group is a brand development and licensing company. In conjunction with Leonard Green & Partners, their mandate is to acquire, manage and build long-term value in prominent consumer brands. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) is a corporate entity created by "The Elvis Presley Trust" to conduct business and manage its assets. EPE's business extends to worldwide licensing of Elvis-related products, the development of Elvis-related music, film, video, television and productions and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Asiasons Capital Group, will acquire Hub Media Group

synopsis: Asiasons Investment Ltd entered into an agreement to acquire a 70% stake in Hub Media Group. Hub Media Group produces and distributes content and programming to broadcast, consumer licensing, and new media technologies worldwide.
buyer: Asiasons Capital Group
Asiasons Capital Group is an Alternative Asset Investment and Management Group focused on Private Equity opportunities in Emerging East Asia. The Group is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Singapore and has a market capitalization of about US$260 million as at April 2012. "
target: Hub Media Group
Hub Media is a global film, content and format distribution company with production and financing capabilities, IP creation, production management services, content and licensing expertise.
price ($mm)
$0.46*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2013 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Entertainment, purchased Rights to Angry Birds Toons from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that they have acquired worldwide home entertainment Blu-ray and DVD rights to Angry Birds Toons, Rovio Entertainment's inaugural animated series.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; and many more. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Angry Birds Toons is a Finnish TV series that brings to life the characters and adventures from one of the most beloved games in history as 52 short episodes. Angry Birds is a casual puzzle game that has been created by Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 7/7/2015 via Company Press Release

SESAC, Inc., will acquire Harry Fox Agency

synopsis: SESAC, Inc. announced that that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the (HFA) Harry Fox Agency, the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization from the National Music Publishers’ Association. With over 48,000 music publishers, HFA has created one of the largest and most comprehensive databases of musical works in the world.
buyer parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
buyer: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. "
target parent: National Music Publishers’ Association
target: Harry Fox Agency
HFA (Harry Fox Agency) is the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. With over 48,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest number of licenses for the use of music in both physical and digital distribution formats.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire SESAC, Inc.

synopsis: Private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management has agreed to sell music rights organization SESAC to Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms. SESAC represents songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
target: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
price ($mm)
$1,000
rev ($mm)
$248
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.8x
announced 7/7/2015 via Company Press Release

SESAC, Inc., will acquire Harry Fox Agency

synopsis: SESAC, Inc. announced that that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the (HFA) Harry Fox Agency, the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization from the National Music Publishers’ Association. With over 48,000 music publishers, HFA has created one of the largest and most comprehensive databases of musical works in the world.
buyer parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
buyer: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. "
target parent: National Music Publishers’ Association
target: Harry Fox Agency
HFA (Harry Fox Agency) is the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. With over 48,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest number of licenses for the use of music in both physical and digital distribution formats.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

SESAC, Inc., acquired Rumblefish, Inc.

synopsis: Performing rights organization, SESAC, has acquired Rumblefish, Inc. Rumblefish will operate as an independent subsidiary of SESAC. Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights.
buyer parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
buyer: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. "
target: Rumblefish, Inc.
Rumblefish powers music offerings for leading platforms including Youtube, Vimeo and Shuttershock and issues over 50,000 micro-licenses daily across a licensed portfolio of over 5 million copyrights. They built a system to connect amazing music with video creators, amateurs and professionals alike.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/7/2015 via Company Press Release

SESAC, Inc., will acquire Harry Fox Agency

synopsis: SESAC, Inc. announced that that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the (HFA) Harry Fox Agency, the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization from the National Music Publishers’ Association. With over 48,000 music publishers, HFA has created one of the largest and most comprehensive databases of musical works in the world.
buyer parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
buyer: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public. "
target parent: National Music Publishers’ Association
target: Harry Fox Agency
HFA (Harry Fox Agency) is the nation’s leading provider of rights management, licensing and royalty services for the music industry. With over 48,000 music publishing clients, HFA issues the largest number of licenses for the use of music in both physical and digital distribution formats.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire SESAC, Inc.

synopsis: Private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management has agreed to sell music rights organization SESAC to Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms. SESAC represents songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. "
target parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
target: SESAC, Inc.
SESAC, Inc is a performing rights organization with headquarters in Nashville and offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London. The business is designed to represent songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.
price ($mm)
$1,000
rev ($mm)
$248
EBITDA ($mm)
$85
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.8x
closed 4/21/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Perryscope Productions

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced it has acquired Perryscope Productions, LLC, a New York-based full-service licensing and merchandise company.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: Perryscope Productions
Perryscope Productions, LLC is a New York-based Licensing and Merchandise company proudly representing the "iconic and eclectic" from artists, Broadway shows, and family entertainment to electric dance music festivals.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Authentic Brands Group, acquired Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Authentic Brands Group announced the acquisition of Elvis Presley Intellectual Property Assets from CORE Media Group. Following the acquisition, ABG will own and manage, in partnership with the Presley family and Joel Weinshanker, the intellectual property associated with one of the most widely recognized and beloved entertainers in the world.
buyer: Authentic Brands Group
Authentic Brands Group is a brand development and licensing company. In conjunction with Leonard Green & Partners, their mandate is to acquire, manage and build long-term value in prominent consumer brands. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE) is a corporate entity created by "The Elvis Presley Trust" to conduct business and manage its assets. EPE's business extends to worldwide licensing of Elvis-related products, the development of Elvis-related music, film, video, television and productions and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Asiasons Capital Group, will acquire Hub Media Group

synopsis: Asiasons Investment Ltd entered into an agreement to acquire a 70% stake in Hub Media Group. Hub Media Group produces and distributes content and programming to broadcast, consumer licensing, and new media technologies worldwide.
buyer: Asiasons Capital Group
Asiasons Capital Group is an Alternative Asset Investment and Management Group focused on Private Equity opportunities in Emerging East Asia. The Group is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Singapore and has a market capitalization of about US$260 million as at April 2012. "
target: Hub Media Group
Hub Media is a global film, content and format distribution company with production and financing capabilities, IP creation, production management services, content and licensing expertise.
price ($mm)
$0.46*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2013 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Entertainment, purchased Rights to Angry Birds Toons from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that they have acquired worldwide home entertainment Blu-ray and DVD rights to Angry Birds Toons, Rovio Entertainment's inaugural animated series.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; digital content creation and distribution; and many more. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Angry Birds Toons is a Finnish TV series that brings to life the characters and adventures from one of the most beloved games in history as 52 short episodes. Angry Birds is a casual puzzle game that has been created by Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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