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closed 2/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mattel, Inc., acquired Sproutling

synopsis: Mattel, a toy manufacturing giant based in Segundo, California, acquired San Francisco-based Sproutling, which has developed a health sensing wearable device for babies. The sensor sends this data to a companion app on the user's phone and lets parents know if the baby is sleeping soundly or if there is some kind of issue.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
Mattel, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, and more. "
target: Sproutling
Sproutling is a family-technology company that creates thoughtfully-designed products to help make parents more effective. Their first product, The Sproutling Baby Monitor, is the first-of-its-kind baby monitor.
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closed 2/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mattel, Inc., acquired Sproutling

synopsis: Mattel, a toy manufacturing giant based in Segundo, California, acquired San Francisco-based Sproutling, which has developed a health sensing wearable device for babies. The sensor sends this data to a companion app on the user's phone and lets parents know if the baby is sleeping soundly or if there is some kind of issue.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
Mattel, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, and more. "
target: Sproutling
Sproutling is a family-technology company that creates thoughtfully-designed products to help make parents more effective. Their first product, The Sproutling Baby Monitor, is the first-of-its-kind baby monitor.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mattel, Inc., acquired Sproutling

synopsis: Mattel, a toy manufacturing giant based in Segundo, California, acquired San Francisco-based Sproutling, which has developed a health sensing wearable device for babies. The sensor sends this data to a companion app on the user's phone and lets parents know if the baby is sleeping soundly or if there is some kind of issue.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
Mattel, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, and more. "
target: Sproutling
Sproutling is a family-technology company that creates thoughtfully-designed products to help make parents more effective. Their first product, The Sproutling Baby Monitor, is the first-of-its-kind baby monitor.
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closed 2/1/2012 via BusinessWire

Mattel, Inc., acquired HIT Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Mattel, Inc. has completed the acquisition of HIT Entertainment from a consortium of funds led by Apax Partners. HIT Entertainment is one of the largest independent owners of preschool intellectual property, including Thomas & Friends®, Barney®, Bob the Builder®, Fireman Sam® and Angelina Ballerina®.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
As the worldwide leader in play, the Mattel family comprises such best-selling brands as Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl® and Fisher Price® brands, which includes Little People®, Power Wheels® and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: HIT Entertainment Limited
HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners. HIT's portfolio includes properties, such as Thomas & Friends™, Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™, Mike the Knight™, Pingu™ and Rainbow Magic™.
price ($mm)
$714
rev ($mm)
$180
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Mattel, Inc., purchased Apples to Apples®, Snorta® and Blink®. from Out of the Box Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Mattel, Inc. announced it has acquired the rights from Out of the Box Publishing, Inc., to manufacture, distribute and market several games properties, including the award-winning Apples to Apples®, Snorta® and Blink®.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
Mattel, Inc., is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, Tyco® R/C, as well as Fisher-Price® brands and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. "
seller: Out of the Box Publishing, Inc.
Out of the Box Publishing, Inc. has developed a strong array of family-friendly games, most notably Apples to Apples®. Apples to Apples, having sold more than 3 million units since its launch in 1998, recently earned the 2006 Toy of the Year (“TOTY”) award for “Game of the Year.”
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closed 2/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mattel, Inc., acquired Sproutling

synopsis: Mattel, a toy manufacturing giant based in Segundo, California, acquired San Francisco-based Sproutling, which has developed a health sensing wearable device for babies. The sensor sends this data to a companion app on the user's phone and lets parents know if the baby is sleeping soundly or if there is some kind of issue.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
Mattel, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, and more. "
target: Sproutling
Sproutling is a family-technology company that creates thoughtfully-designed products to help make parents more effective. Their first product, The Sproutling Baby Monitor, is the first-of-its-kind baby monitor.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Mattel, Inc., purchased Apples to Apples®, Snorta® and Blink®. from Out of the Box Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Mattel, Inc. announced it has acquired the rights from Out of the Box Publishing, Inc., to manufacture, distribute and market several games properties, including the award-winning Apples to Apples®, Snorta® and Blink®.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
Mattel, Inc., is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, Tyco® R/C, as well as Fisher-Price® brands and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. "
seller: Out of the Box Publishing, Inc.
Out of the Box Publishing, Inc. has developed a strong array of family-friendly games, most notably Apples to Apples®. Apples to Apples, having sold more than 3 million units since its launch in 1998, recently earned the 2006 Toy of the Year (“TOTY”) award for “Game of the Year.”
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closed 11/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Audax Group, acquired PlayMonster

synopsis: Audax Group has acquired PlayMonster, a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools, from Topspin Partners, a suburban NY-based private equity fund focused on the lower middle-market.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group was founded in 1999 by Geoff Rehnert and Marc Wolpow with the vision of building an investment platform to provide capital for middle market companies. Audax Group manages approximately $13 billion of assets across its private equity, mezzanine debt, and private senior debt businesses. "
target parent: Topspin Partners
target: PlayMonster
PlayMonster, headquartered in Beloit, WI, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus™ Don’t Rock the Boat™, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Mirari®, Buzzword® and more.
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closed 5/25/2018 via PR Newswire

University Games, acquired The Haywire Group

synopsis: University Games, a San Francisco-based game and puzzle company, announced the acquisition of The Haywire Group, the award-winning manufacturer of dozens of games including Flickin' Chicken and Pizza Party dice game.
buyer: University Games
University Games was founded by Cris Lehman and Bob Moog on April 1, 1985. The company is active in more than 60 countries developing, marketing and distributing board games, puzzles, STEAM products and pre-school activities. "
target: The Haywire Group
Haywire was founded in 2005 by Barbara and Michael Fisher. The Company specializes in learning games starting with the award winning Dicecapades. Currently the company markets games to children and families. Top sellers include Flickin' Chicken®, Pizza Party®, Kerfuffle® and Shaboom®.
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announced 9/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Ultra PRO International LLC, will acquire Playroom Entertainment

synopsis: Ultra PRO International LLC, a leading manufacturer of tabletop games and accessories, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Playroom Entertainment, a publisher of board and card games of strategy, party and early learning genres.
buyer: Ultra PRO International LLC
Ultra PRO International LLC is the leading manufacturer and supplier of memorabilia, collectibles and tabletop gaming accessories, photo and scrapbooking albums and pages, Ultra Sleeves disposable, protective sleeves for computer tablets and school and office folders. "
target: Playroom Entertainment
Playroom Entertainment is a publisher of a broad range of tabletop games. Its Bright Idea Games portfolio presents specialty and mass market retailers with a full array of educational games that introduces and reinforces math, deduction and pattern recognition skills in children ages five and up.
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closed 6/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Carson Dellosa Education, acquired Kids Station Toys

synopsis: Carson Dellosa Education, one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers, announced the acquisition of Kids Station Toys, a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
buyer parent: Guardian Capital Partners
buyer: Carson Dellosa Education
Carson Dellosa Education is one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers. From backpacks and back seats to teacher desks and learning centers, Carson Dellosa products can be found anywhere children learn. "
target: Kids Station Toys
Kids Station Toys is a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
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Ticker: MAT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mattel, Inc.
Mattel, Inc.
Mattel, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5,702.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$804.13
EBIT ($mm)
$540.90
Net Income ($mm)
$369.40
Employees
31000
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Ticker: TSE:7867
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Takara Tomy Company, Ltd.
Takara Tomy Company is a manufacturer for toys and baby products. They plan, develop, and manufacture toys, capsule toys, candy toys, railway models, and baby products. The company was founded in 1924, and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,741.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$99.12
EBIT ($mm)
$24.78
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro, Inc.
Hasbro is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,474.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,010.75
EBIT ($mm)
$748.48
Net Income ($mm)
$408.42
Employees
6822
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Ticker: TSX:TOY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spin Master Corp
Spin Master Corp
Spin Master Corp. creates, designs, manufactures, and markets toys, games, and entertainment properties. The Company develops and produces entertainment properties, characters, and contents, serving customers worlwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$879.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$87.18
EBIT ($mm)
$79.22
Net Income ($mm)
$43.21
Employees
985
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Ticker: 002502
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huawei Technology Co., Ltd
Huawei Technology Co., Ltd
Huawei Technology is one of the most famous leading toy companies in China. The company has been engaged in the design, R&D, manufacturing and marketing of toy series which integrate both educational and entertainment functions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$72.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.19
EBIT ($mm)
$5.91
Net Income ($mm)
$8.32
Employees
1000
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Ticker: SEHK:1259
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Frog Prince
China Child Care Corporation Limited, using the brand name Frog Prince, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of child care products and adult care products in China. The Frog Prince brand has become one of the leading domestic brands of child care products in China.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$104.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($11.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1232
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