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closed 8/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Abbey Road Institute Australia Pty Ltd, acquired Studios 301 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: The legendary recording house Abbey Road Studios has acquired Studios 301 through Abbey Road Institute. Studios 301 was established in 1926 and is the longest running professional recording studio in Australia. It regularly works with acts such as Muse, Kanye West, Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Matt Corby, and Lady Gaga.
buyer: Abbey Road Institute Australia Pty Ltd
Abbey Road Institute is part of Abbey Road Studios, an icon in the music industry since 1931. They offer a fast paced 12 month course that concentrates on 3 main areas: audio engineering and acoustics, music theory and production, management and music business. "
target: Studios 301 Pty Ltd.
Studios 301 was established in 1926 and is the longest running professional recording studio in Australia. They regularly work with acts such as Muse, Kanye West, Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Matt Corby, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Powderfinger, Bluejuice and Xavier Rudd.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Alter K, acquired Creaminal

synopsis: Alter K, an Independent boutique-size music publishing company based in Paris, has acquired Creaminal. Since 2004, Paris-based Creaminal's multi-awarded team has been providing expertise in music supervision for Feature Films, TV Series, Advertising and Video Games.
buyer: Alter K
Alter K is an Independent boutique-size music publishing company based in Paris, established in 2007. Their team is comprised of four experienced music publishing professionals dedicated to creative rights management. "
target: Creaminal
Since 2004, Paris-based Creaminal's multi-awarded team has been providing expertise in music supervision for Feature Films, TV Series, Advertising and Video Games. As music supervisors, their expertise takes into consideration artistic, economical, legal and technical objectives.
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closed 7/10/2013 via Company Press Release

FingerPaint Marketing, acquired Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Fingerpaint has acquired Cotton Hill, an Albany company that provides full-service audio and video production. Cotton Hill has helped create sound and video for national and regional clientele across multiple industries including education, banking, legal, entertainment, healthcare and tourism.
buyer: Fingerpaint Marketing
Fingerpaint Marketing is a strategic and creative advertising agency. Their services include strategic planning, brand development, and more for industries including automotive, banking, B2B, fashion, education, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical. "
target: Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.
Cotton Hill is a 25-year-old full-service audio and video production company based in Albany, NY. Cotton Hill is an expert in producing radio and television commercials providing both video and audio services. They also have extensive experience in audio post-production for film, web and television.
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closed 11/28/2011 via BusinessWire

MakeMusic, Inc., acquired Recordare LLC

synopsis: MakeMusic, Inc., a developer and marketer of proprietary music technology solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of selected assets of Recordare®LLC, the Internet music publishing and software company. Recordare was founded in an effort to further popularize the use of digital sheet music.
buyer: MakeMusic, Inc. (MMUS:$17.74)
MakeMusic, Inc. develops and markets proprietary music technology solutions under the Finale and SmartMusic brands. The company’s products provide alternatives to traditional practice, education, and composition techniques. "
target: Recordare LLC
Recordare was founded in an effort to further popularize the use of digital sheet music. The company's MusicXML format provides a standard that allows musicians to share and use music notation in ways that were never before possible.
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closed 6/3/2010 via BNC Analysis

BMG Rights Management, acquired Adage IV

synopsis: BMG Rights Management is once again expanding its international reach, with the acquisition of the catalog of U.S. publisher Adage IV. The catalog contains songs recorded by artists including John Mayer, Ray Charles, Rob Thomas, Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley, Frankie Lymon, The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management
BMG Rights Management offers performing artists and songwriters from all over Europe a state-of-the-art and comprehensive management of their music rights. "
target: Adage IV
Adage IV is a catalog with rights to such classics as "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" and "I Don't Need No Doctor". The calalog, which had about 500 titles, including songs by John Mayer, Joni Mitchell, Faith Hill, Elvis Presley and The Beach Boys.
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announced 3/26/2010 via Company Press Release

BMG Rights Management, will acquire Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.

synopsis: BMG Rights Management (BMG) and Cherry Lane Music Publishing have entered into a Definitive Agreement under which BMG has agreed to acquire Cherry Lane.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management
BMG Rights Management offers performing artists and songwriters from all over Europe a state-of-the-art and comprehensive management of their music rights. "
target: Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc.
Cherry Lane oversees an extensive catalogue of legendary songs from Elvis Presley, John Denver, Quincy Jones and Ashford & Simpson, to more recent Billboard chart-toppers including the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend and Wolfmother.
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$75
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closed 12/12/2006 via PR Newswire

Net Music Makers, acquired My Virtual Band

synopsis: Net Music Makers announced the acquisition of My Virtual Band. The two sites will be consolidated and re-launched in early 2007 to create a leading social networking website for musicians and fans. The site becomes property of privately-held House of Hansen Productions, LLC, a digital music entertainment company.
buyer: Net Music Makers
Net Music Makers.com ("NMM") is an online collaborative music website, in the process of rolling out a suite of interactive Web 2.0 musician services that will revolutionize music-making. The new site provides a 360-degree music-making experience, including a 24x7 virtual studio. "
target: My Virtual Band
MyVirtualBand.com is taking the concept of "open source" music to the next level. MyVirtualBand.com projects are created from the ground up as open source, continually evolving songs.
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closed 2/7/2006 via

Digital Music Group, Inc., acquired Digital Musicworks International Inc.

synopsis: On February 7, 2006, the Company acquired Digital Musicworks International, Inc., a company focused on acquiring or licensing digital rights to catalogs of music recordings, and certain digital distribution assets of Rio Bravo Entertainment LLC, doing business as Psychobaby.
buyer: Digital Music Group, Inc. (DMGI:$0.00)
Founded in 2005, Digital Music Group, Inc. is focused on helping consumers worldwide to experience more music, in more ways. "
target: Digital Musicworks International Inc.
Digital Musicworks International, Inc. (DMI) is the world's first digital, next-generation record label focused on delivering significantly more value to artists by building upon and embracing the digital download format.
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Jinglebell Communications

synopsis: Keywords Studios has announced the acquisition of Jinglebell Communications. Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$497.30)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Jinglebell Communications
Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
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$2.13
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closed 3/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Exequo

synopsis: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. announced the acquisition of Exequo, a privately-held audio production, translation & localization company that specializes in global video game services. Exequo will become part of Lionbridge Game Services, a Lionbridge service that provides end-to-end localization & testing services for game & entertainment studios.
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge provide detail-critical business processes, including translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions, which ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. "
target: Exequo
Exequo is a privately-held audio production, translation and localization company that specializes in global video game services. Founded in 1998, Exequo is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the games services industry.
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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.
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announced 9/12/2011 via BusinessWire

BMG Rights Management GmbH, will acquire Bug Music, Inc.

synopsis: BMG Rights Management (BMG) announced the execution of a definitive agreement under which BMG will acquire Bug Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary, Bug Music, Inc. Founded in 1975, Bug Music is a leading independent music publisher that owns and/or manages copyrights, including evergreen classics and contemporary hits.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG Rights Management focuses on comprehensive and competent management of music rights. The company covers the entire range of rights administration and places the needs of songwriters and performing artists at the core of its business model. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Bug Music, Inc.
Bug Music is a leading independent music publisher. Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Bug Music owns and/or manages copyrights, including evergreen classics and contemporary hits such as "Fever", "What a Wonderful World", and "I Walk the Line".
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closed 3/23/2007 via Company Press Release

MAMA Group plc, acquired Pollination Music Limited

synopsis: Music and marketing group MAMA Group PLC said it purchased a 75 pct stake in music publishing company Pollination Music Ltd for 140,000 stg cash.
buyer: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines. "
target: Pollination Music Limited
Pollination Music acts as exclusive worldwide publisher of a number of writers including Tore Johansson, the producer of multi-million selling albums by Franz Ferdinand and The Cardigans.
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announced 9/6/2006 via AP - Associated Press

Universal Music Group, will acquire BMG Music Publishing Group

synopsis: Vivendi agreed Wednesday to pay $2.09 billion to acquire the BMG Music Publishing Group from media company Bertelsmann in a deal that will give the French company the world's largest music publishing catalog and songs by artists such as Coldplay and Robbie Williams.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of recorded music. It also engages in the business of music publishing. Universal Music Group markets its recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensees in various countries. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BMG Music Publishing Group
BMG Music Publishing helps songwriters to develop their own style and to market their compositions appropriately – to record labels, film studios, TV and multimedia producers, to radio stations and advertising agencies.
price ($mm)
$2,090
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$475
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$104
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closed 5/29/2007 via Thomson Financial

Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited, acquired Air Edel Associates Ltd.

synopsis: Music group Sanctuary Group PLC said it has sold its stakes in Air Edel Associates Ltd and Air Edel Recording Studios Ltd to Cutting Edge Music (Holdings) Ltd for 497,958 stg in cash.
buyer: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited is based in London, England. "
target parent: The Sanctuary Group plc
target: Air Edel Associates Ltd.
AIR-EDEL is one of the world's leading music companies, representing composers, arrangers, music editors and music supervisors world-wide. Air-Edel offers full music supervision and production services for feature film, television, commercial and video game projects.
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closed 11/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Zoomoozik LLC, purchased music assets; artist contracts, music licensing agreements and the music library from The Chilmark Entertainment Group

synopsis: Chilmark Entertainment Group Inc, announced that it has sold all of the Company's music assets, which include artist contracts, music licensing agreements and the Company's music library. The assets were purchased for 10% of the ownership of Zoomoozik, LLC.
buyer: Zoomoozik LLC
Zoomoozik is one of the first all digital record labels and is approaching the music industry with a unique and different focus. Zoomoozik, LLC is in the process of completing an IPO which they anticipate occurring in the 2nd quarter of 2007. "
seller: The Chilmark Entertainment Group
Chilmark Entertainment Group is designed to meet the challenges of the music and entertainment industry.
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closed 9/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

4D Factory, acquired Neon Media IO

synopsis: Media technology holding company 4D Factory has acquired a majority of Neon Media, an early-stage game and transmedia startup that was originally spun out of HBO's interactive division. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
buyer: 4D Factory
4D is a holding company formed to leverage the opportunities arising in this era of tech-driven media transformation, acquiring platforms & applications developed from their global sources of deal flow and IP. "
target: Neon Media IO
Neon Media is an early-stage game and transmedia startup that was originally spun out of HBO's interactive division. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

MediaLab, acquired Genius Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: MediaLab.Ai Inc., a holding company of consumer internet brands, has acquired Genius, a lyrics database, editorial publisher and digital media company. Genius provides the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge. Their platform is a destination for artists, creatives and superfans to discuss and deconstruct all things music.
buyer: MediaLab
MediaLab is a Santa Monica-based holding company that was founded in 2018. It holds a number of internet brands including the Whisper, an online platform where people share thoughts and feelings anonymously, and DatPiff, a launchpad for hip hop artists. "
target: Genius Media Group, Inc.
Genius is a lyrics database, editorial publisher, and digital media company. Genius provides the world’s biggest collection of song lyrics and musical knowledge. Their platform is a destination for artists, creatives, and superfans to discuss and deconstruct all things music.
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announced 7/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will acquire Rhinegold Group

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group (MAG) has won the bid to acquire all the assets in the Rhinegold Group. Rhinegold Group produces specialist magazines and live events for the music industry. These assets include: International Piano, Choir & Organ, Classical Music, Teaching Drama, and Music Teacher.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Rhinegold Group
Rhinegold Group operates at the heart of the music and performing arts sector. The Group consists of two companies: Rhinegold Publishing Ltd, which produces specialist magazines, and Rhinegold Media & Events Ltd, which delivers live events and creates high-quality digital content for Rhinegold TV.
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closed 4/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, Inc., acquired Eagle Rock Entertainment

synopsis: Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, announced that it has acquired UK-based Eagle Rock Entertainment, an independent producer and distributor of music programming. Eagle Rock Chairman and CEO Terry Shand will continue to lead the company from its headquarters in London.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide. "
target parent: Beringea LLC.
target: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV and Digital Media in the world. Eagle Rock has been recognized with some of the industry's most prestigious honors, including Emmy and Grammy Awards.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Abbey Road Institute Australia Pty Ltd, acquired Studios 301 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: The legendary recording house Abbey Road Studios has acquired Studios 301 through Abbey Road Institute. Studios 301 was established in 1926 and is the longest running professional recording studio in Australia. It regularly works with acts such as Muse, Kanye West, Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Matt Corby, and Lady Gaga.
buyer: Abbey Road Institute Australia Pty Ltd
Abbey Road Institute is part of Abbey Road Studios, an icon in the music industry since 1931. They offer a fast paced 12 month course that concentrates on 3 main areas: audio engineering and acoustics, music theory and production, management and music business. "
target: Studios 301 Pty Ltd.
Studios 301 was established in 1926 and is the longest running professional recording studio in Australia. They regularly work with acts such as Muse, Kanye West, Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Matt Corby, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Powderfinger, Bluejuice and Xavier Rudd.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Abbey Road Institute Australia Pty Ltd, acquired Studios 301 Pty Ltd.

synopsis: The legendary recording house Abbey Road Studios has acquired Studios 301 through Abbey Road Institute. Studios 301 was established in 1926 and is the longest running professional recording studio in Australia. It regularly works with acts such as Muse, Kanye West, Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Matt Corby, and Lady Gaga.
buyer: Abbey Road Institute Australia Pty Ltd
Abbey Road Institute is part of Abbey Road Studios, an icon in the music industry since 1931. They offer a fast paced 12 month course that concentrates on 3 main areas: audio engineering and acoustics, music theory and production, management and music business. "
target: Studios 301 Pty Ltd.
Studios 301 was established in 1926 and is the longest running professional recording studio in Australia. They regularly work with acts such as Muse, Kanye West, Coldplay, Lana Del Rey, Matt Corby, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Powderfinger, Bluejuice and Xavier Rudd.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

ReadCloud, acquired College of Sound and Music Production

synopsis: ReadCloud, a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools, has acquired College of Sound and Music Production (“COSAMP”). The acquisition expands ReadCloud’s product offering and market presence in the Vocational Education and Training (“VET”) in schools market.
buyer: ReadCloud (RCL.ASX:$5.67)
ReadCloud is a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools. ReadCloud is the leading provider in Australia of eReading software delivering Curriculum eBooks to Schools and VET in Schools courses offering over 200,000 eBooks from the World’s leading publishers. "
target: College of Sound and Music Production
College of Sound and Music Production (“COSAMP”) is the market leader in Vocational Education and Training (“VET”) courses for the music industry, which is a top-10 vertical in the VET-in-Schools sector.
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$0.75
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Al Najah Education, acquired Brooklyn Melodies Music Center LLC

synopsis: Dubai-based education investment company Al Najah Education, subsidiary of Al Masah Capital Management, has acquired a majority stake in Brooklyn Melodies Music Centre (BMMC). BMMC is a music and ballet training firm with eight branches across Dubai, serving over 2,500 students.
buyer parent: Al Masah Capital
buyer: Al Najah Education
Al Najah Education Limited (AN) is established and managed by Al Masah Capital Limited, an alternative investment manager, with a vision to create one of the largest educational platforms in the MENA and Southeast Asia region, encompassing the full education spectrum across four verticals. "
target: Brooklyn Melodies Music Center LLC
Brooklyn Melodies Music Centre (BMMC) is a music and ballet training firm with eight branches across Dubai, serving over 2,500 students.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Virginia College, will purchase certain campuses and other selected assets from Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc.

synopsis: Virginia College, an institution of higher education that belongs to the Education Corporation of America, will acquire certain campuses and other selected assets from Vatterott Educational Centers (VEC), an operator of colleges. The campuses in the deal include Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, L'Ecole Culinaire and ex'treme institute.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Virginia College
Virginia College is a private institution of higher education committed to offering associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate degrees at its various campuses. These programs strengthen the student’s ability to enter or advance in a chosen career. "
seller parent: TA Associates
seller: Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc.
Certain campuses and other selected assets of Vatterott Educational Centers (VEC) include Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, L'Ecole Culinaire and ex'treme institute. VEC is an operator of private, accredited colleges.
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closed 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sommet Education, acquired Invictus Education Group

synopsis: Sommet Education, the worldwide network of first-class higher education hospitality and culinary arts schools, has acquired a majority stake in Invictus Education Group, a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus operates schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Sommet Education
Known for excellence in cultivating hospitality leaders, Sommet Education encompasses a distinguished group of institutions united by a fundamental belief in the importance of academic rigor & skills-based learning. Their institutions Glion and Les Roches serve students from more than 100 countries."
target: Invictus Education Group
Invictus Education Group is a leading private vocational education operator in South Africa. Invictus focuses on providing high quality education for occupations that are in demand in the economy. They operate schools for hospitality, gaming and creative media.
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closed 4/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Galileo Global Education, acquired macromedia GmbH

synopsis: Galileo Global Education acquired 80 percent of Macromedia GmbH. macromedia GmbH is a leading provider of vocational education and training in Germany with a clear focus on the media sector as a professional environment.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Galileo Global Education
Galileo Global Education Is a company incorporated in Luxembourg, focused on providing students with access to Higher Education in selected countries. "
target: macromedia GmbH
The Macromedia GmbH is a leading provider of vocational education and training in Germany with a clear focus on the media sector as a professional environment.
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closed 7/10/2006 via Company Press Release

DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc., Knightstone Media, acquired Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc. and its subsidiaries (CSB) announced that the sale of the business to a new investor group from founder Dick Robinson has been completed.
buyer: DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc.
buyer: Knightstone Media
DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (DLJMB) is a leading private equity investor that has a 21-year record of investing in leveraged buyouts and related transactions across a broad range of industries. "
target: Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.
Since its founding in 1964, Connecticut School of Broadcasting has expanded to 26 schools across the nation. The Company currently has locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.
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closed 6/5/2012 via PE Hub

Sterling Partners, acquired Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy

synopsis: Sterling Partners has acquired a majority stake in Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy (TFA), Chicago’s premier digital media arts college. TFA has gained national prominence for providing students real-world, hands-on projects using cutting-edge digital technology in a two-year, career-focused program.
buyer: Sterling Partners
Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with a distinct point of view on how to build great companies. Sterling focuses on investing growth capital in small and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends – education, healthcare, and business services. "
target: Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Chicago’s premier digital media arts college, offers a two-year, career-focused program leading to an associate degree in disciplines including Film & Broadcast, Game & Interactive Media, Recording Arts, Animation & Visual Effects and, most recently,
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closed 5/20/2009 via BNC Analysis

Dick Robinson, acquired Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: North Palm Beach philanthropist Dick Robinson has bought back the Connecticut School of Broadcasting he founded 45 years ago. Robinson, who hosts a weekly WXEL-FM radio show from his yacht Airwaves, said he paid about $1 million for the school he sold in 2006 to DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, an affiliate of Credit Suisse.
buyer: Dick Robinson
Dick Robinson, in addition to being a radio and TV personality, is President of Robinson Media, which has owned New England radio stations and Robinson Media Satellite Division. "
target parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
target: Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.
Since its founding in 1964, Connecticut School of Broadcasting has expanded to 26 schools across the nation. The Company currently has locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.
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closed 9/23/2008 via Company Press Release

Anova Capital Management, Caltius Equity Partners, acquired Platt College Los Angeles

synopsis: Caltius Equity Partners, along with Anova Capital Management LLC, has sponsored the acquisition of Platt College Los Angeles, an accredited, post-secondary school.
buyer: Caltius Equity Partners
buyer: Anova Capital Management
Based in Los Angeles, Caltius Equity Partners has been making control and substantial minority equity investments in amounts of $5 million to $20 million. Caltius Equity Partners invests in the consumer and business services, education, healthcare services, and light manufacturing industries. "
target: Platt College Los Angeles
Founded in 1985, Platt is an accredited, post-secondary school with locations in Alhambra, CA and Ontario, CA. The school focuses on allied health, media & graphic arts, and paralegal studies.
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announced 9/6/2013 via Reuters

CookPad Inc., will acquire Coach United, Inc.

synopsis: CookPad, Inc. announced that it will acquire Coach United Inc., which owns and operates music schools, language schools, and cram schools. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: CookPad Inc. (TSE:2193:$73.92)
CookPad is Japan’s top recipe site allowing visitors to upload and search through original, user-created recipes. Currently being used by almost 80-90% of all Japanese women in their 20-30s, CookPad has become an essential tool in enabling families to enjoy cooking across Japan. "
target: Coach United, Inc.
Coach United, Inc. owns and operates music schools, language schools, and cram schools. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$10
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$1
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closed 7/7/2009 via BusinessWire

Sterling Capital, Ltd., acquired The Paul Green School of Rock Music

synopsis: The Paul Green School of Rock Music (or “School of Rock”), recognized for changing the way music is taught in America, announced that it has received a growth capital investment from Sterling Partners.
buyer: Sterling Capital, Ltd.
Sterling Partners is a multifaceted private equity firm focusing on buyouts, venture capital and real estate. Sterling Partners specializes in investments in education, healthcare, business services, direct marketing, specialty manufacturing and distribution, and technology companies. "
target: The Paul Green School of Rock Music
The Paul Green School of Rock Music is the original and premier performance-based rock music school in the country for kids.
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closed 5/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Bure Equity AB, acquired Rytmus AB

synopsis: Bure’s group of independent schools has acquired 100 per cent of the shares in Rytmus AB. The company is active in the educational market and operates an independent highschool in Stockholm. The acquisition will increase the Vittra Group’s net sales by approximately SEK 40 million.
buyer: Bure Equity AB
Bure Equity AB is a private equity firm specializing in investments, unlisted companies and assets. Bure's investment focus is mainly within the qualified service industry, including education, health care and media/IT. "
target: Rytmus AB
Rytmus is Sweden’s leading music highschool and has contributed to the development of many known musicians and artists since its establishment in 1993. The school is based in Stockholm and currently has 380 pupils. Rytmus offers an educational programme in which the focus is on contemporary music.
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closed 1/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Aureus Academy, acquired Ossia Music School

synopsis: Aureus Academy, Singapore’s leading music school, has acquired Ossia Music School, which operates eight music schools across Singapore, with more than 3,000 children enrolled and employing more than 150 teaching and support staff. They offer a variety of programs including lessons in piano, violin, drums, guitar and more.
buyer: Aureus Academy
Aureus Academy is Singapore’s leading music school with over 5,000 students enrolled between their 10 locations. Aureus Academy specializes in providing individually tailored piano lessons, violin lessons, guitar lessons, and vocal lessons to students of all ages and abilities. "
target parent: Citystate Group
target: Ossia Music School
Ossia Music School operates eight music schools across Singapore, with more than 3,000 children enrolled and employing more than 150 teaching and support staff. They offer a variety of programs including lessons in piano, violin, drums, guitar and more.
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closed 8/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Yellowbrick, acquired Animation Mentor

synopsis: New York-based education platform Yellowbrick has acquired Animation Mentor, the leading online animation school founded by renowned professional animators behind the biggest hits from Walt Disney Feature Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, and Industrial Light & Magic.
buyer: Yellowbrick
Yellowbrick is a global leader in online education and career exploration for the Arts, Media, Sports, and Entertainment industries. The company develops exciting, accessible online programs in collaboration with top brands and world-renowned universities. "
target: Animation Mentor
Animation Mentor is the original, online animation school. Its students learn directly from working industry professionals – with more instructors from major studios than any other school – and get the one on one time they need to prepare for a successful career in the Animation Industry.
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announced 9/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Lynn University, will acquire Digital Media Arts College (DMAC)

synopsis: Lynn University announced it has signed an agreement to purchase the assets of Digital Media Arts College (DMAC). Founded in 2002, DMAC focuses on programs in graphic design, game art, animation, visual effects and web design to prepare students for professional careers in the digital arts.
buyer: Lynn University
Lynn University is an independent college based in Boca Raton, Florida, with approximately 3,000 students from 100 countries. U.S. News & World Report ranks Lynn as the top international university in the region. "
target: Digital Media Arts College (DMAC)
Digital Media Arts College (DMAC) is a private, boutique art and design college based in Boca Raton, Florida. Founded in 2002, DMAC focuses on programs in graphic design, game art, animation, visual effects and web design to prepare students for professional careers in the digital arts.
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closed 7/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Nottingham Trent University, acquired Confetti Media Group

synopsis: Confetti Media Group, which provides training for around 1,300 students at the start of their careers in games, TV, film, music, events and radio, has been bought by Nottingham Trent University for an undisclosed fee. Confetti Media Group's family of companies turns over £8 million a year and employs 200 staff.
buyer: Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham Trent University is an educational institution that provides graduate, postgraduate, and short courses. It offers programs in biochemistry; branding & identity design; psychology & education; neuroscience; molecular biology; textile design; accounting & finance; decorative arts; and more."
target: Confetti Media Group
Confetti Media Group is a group of businesses committed to developing creativity. Their success has come by looking for new and innovative ways to approach business and education. They have created unique creative business and learning environments that enable innovation and creativity to flourish.
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