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closed 3/31/2017 via BusinessWire

Mediawan S.A., acquired AB Groupe S.A.

synopsis: Mediawan SA, the Special Purpose Acquisition Company, founded by Pierre-Antoine Capton, Xavier Niel and Matthieu Pigasse announced that it has completed its initial business combination with Groupe AB. Groupe AB is a leading independent editor, producer and distributor of audio visual content in French-speaking Europe.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: AB Groupe S.A.
AB Groupe is a leading player in production, distribution and aggregation of TV content in French-speaking Europe with a strong potential for growth acceleration through channels, digital and production.
price ($mm)
$287
rev ($mm)
$169
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Banijay Group, acquired Groenlandia Group

synopsis: Banijay, a global production and distribution company, has acquired Groenlandia Group, a leading production group in Italy. Groenlandia Group creates high quality films, TV series, documentaries, non-fction shows, and shorts. Their productions include Romulus, Rose Island, The Hanging Sun, Portrait of My Father, Return Ticket and more.
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Groenlandia Group
Groenlandia Group is a leading production group in Italy. Groenlandia Group creates high quality films, TV series, documentaries, non-fction shows, and shorts. Their productions include Romulus, Rose Island, The Hanging Sun, Portrait of My Father, Return Ticket and more.
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announced 3/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire Industrial Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television, one of the television industry’s leading content providers, will acquire Industrial Media, an independent nonfiction production company. Industrial Media creates and produces content for audiences worldwide. Their work includes shows such as American Idol, 90 Day Fiancé, Indian Matchmaking, Selena+Chef and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. SPT produces and distributes programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. Their portfolio of shows include Crossing Swords, The Blacklist, Cobra Kai, and more. "
target: Industrial Media
Industrial Media is an independent nonfiction production company. Industrial Media works with industry-leading production companies to create and produce content for audiences worldwide. Their work includes shows such as American Idol, 90 Day Fiancé, Indian Matchmaking, Selena+Chef and more.
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$300
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closed 2/10/2022 via BNC Analysis

Astralis A/S, acquired Pixel.Tv ApS

synopsis: Denmark-based esports organization Astralis has acquired a majority stake in Danish production and broadcasting firm Pixel.tv. Pixel.tv is a community for people interested in games, movies and gear. Pixel.tv works as a standalone TV station on the web and as cable TV, where people can watch TV about games, movies and gear for free.
buyer: Astralis A/S (CPSE:ASTRLS:$7.82)
Astralis is a leading esports organization, currently operating five teams under the Astralis brand, in Counter-Strike (CS:GO), League of Legends (LoL), Rainbow Six: Seige (R6), Fortnite, and FIFA. "
target: Pixel.Tv ApS
Pixel.tv is a community for people interested in games, movies and gear. Pixel.tv works as a standalone TV station on the web and as cable TV, where people can watch TV about games, movies and gear for free. Pixel.tv is also Denmark's first web TV station.
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closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Koch Media, acquired Spotfilm Networx Gmbh

synopsis: Spotfilm Networx GmbH, Germany's largest ad-supported multichannel network, is now part of Koch Films GmbH. The company from Munich has acquired all shares of the Berlin-based AVOD (ad-supported video-on-demand) provider. Spotfilm Networx streams feature films in German-speaking countries.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, videogames and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Spotfilm Networx Gmbh
Spotfilm Networx GmbH is the largest ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) provider for feature films in German-speaking countries. With 20 million film views per month, the platform represents a modern and innovative free TV.
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closed 12/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Bad Wolf

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf Ltd, the award-winning production company behind some of the most ambitious and globally-acclaimed dramas in recent years, including His Dark Materials (HBO/BBC), The Night Of (HBO) and I Hate Suzie (Sky).
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. "
target: Bad Wolf
Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf Ltd is the award-winning production company behind some of the most ambitious and globally-acclaimed dramas in recent years, including His Dark Materials (HBO/BBC), A Discovery Of Witches (Sky), Industry (HBO/BBC), The Night Of (HBO) and I Hate Suzie (Sky).
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closed 11/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Recurrent Ventures, acquired Donut Media

synopsis: Recurrent Ventures, an innovative digital media company, has acquired Donut Media, the largest automotive brand on YouTube. Donut Media is dedicated to bringing accessible automotive content to audiences of all ages. Their catalog of original series include Up to Speed, Money Pit, and HiLow.
buyer: Recurrent Ventures
Recurrent Ventures is an innovative digital media company that empowers brands to grow. Recurrent connects consumers with media in a way that is enjoyable, sustainable, and profitable--while maintaining editorial integrity. Their brands include Popular Science, Domino, Outdoor Life, and more. "
target: Donut Media
Donut Media is the largest automotive brand on YouTube. Donut Media is dedicated to bringing accessible automotive content to audiences of all ages. Their videos provide a comedic and informative approach to car content. Their catalog of original series include Up to Speed, Money Pit, and HiLow.
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closed 10/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, acquired Locomotive Global Inc.

synopsis: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, an operator of advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVoD) networks, has acquired a majority stake in Locomotive Global, a production company based in India. Locomotive Global develops, produces and distributes original scripted premium television and film projects for Indian audiences.
buyer: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE:$110.40)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. They also curate, produce and distribute long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit. "
target: Locomotive Global Inc.
Locomotive Global is a production company based in India. Locomotive Global develops, produces and distributes original scripted premium television and film projects for Indian audiences. Their projects are grounded in Indian stories and storytelling, but are produced with global sensibilities.
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closed 10/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

PlaySide Studios Limited, purchased Dumb Ways To Die from Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd

synopsis: PlaySide Studios (PLY) is acquiring the Dumb Ways to Die (DWTD) franchise from Metro Trains Melbourne. PlaySide will acquire all DWTD assets including copyright, trademarks, software, merchandise, social media accounts and domain names. The Dumb Ways to Die campaign launched on YouTube in 2012 to promote rail safety.
buyer: PlaySide Studios Limited ((ASX:PLY:$8.16)
PlaySide Studios is a pioneer in mobile gaming with a driver and focus for high quality development, monetisation and user acquisition. Founded in 2012 by a group of experienced video game professionals, the company specializes in developing console-quality games, tailored for mobile devices. "
seller: Metro Trains Melbourne Pty Ltd
The Dumb Ways to Die (DWTD) campaign was launched on YouTube in 2012 to promote rail safety and consists of offbeat humour, a catchy tune and a collection of animated characters. DWTD assets including copyright, trademarks, software, merchandise, social media accounts and domain names.
price ($mm)
$1.64
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closed 11/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

iMedia Brands, Inc., acquired 1-2-3.tv GmbH

synopsis: iMedia Brands, Inc. has acquired 123tv, a leading interactive media company disrupting Germany’s television retailing marketplace with its expertise in proprietary, Dutch auction style live and automated auctions that engages consumers with 123tv’s balanced merchandising mix of compelling products shipped directly to their homes.
buyer: iMedia Brands, Inc. (IMBI:$460.47)
iMedia Brands, Inc. is a leading interactive media company that owns a growing portfolio of TV Networks, Consumer Brands and Digital Services that together position the Company as a leading single-source partner to television advertisers and consumer brands. "
target parent: ARCUS Capital AG
target: 1-2-3.tv GmbH
123tv is a leading interactive media company disrupting Germany’s television retailing marketplace with its expertise in proprietary, Dutch auction style live and automated auctions that engages consumers with 123tv’s balanced merchandising mix of compelling products shipped directly to their homes.
price ($mm)
$95
rev ($mm)
$190
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/25/2021 via PR Newswire

Coinllectibles, will acquire Phoenix Waters Productions

synopsis: Coinllectibles, an Arts and Collectibles Technology company in Singapore, will acquire Phoenix Waters Productions, a film and TV production company based in the UK. Phoenix Waters Productions aims to tell stories that enrich the mind and create meaningful social change in the process. Their titles include The Escort, Identity, Night Ride, and more.
buyer: Coinllectibles
Coinllectibles is an ACT (Arts and Collectibles Technology) company in Singapore. Coinllectibles' minted curated Fusion NFTs capture all the rights and independent valuation and ownership of physical arts and collectibles, securely underpinned by smart contracts stored on the blockchain. "
target: Phoenix Waters Productions
Phoenix Waters Productions is a film and TV production company based in the UK. Phoenix Waters Productions aims to tell stories that enrich the mind and create meaningful social change in the process. Their titles include The Escort, Home Invasion, Identity, Night Ride, and more.
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closed 6/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Asacha Media Group, acquired Red Planet Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: Red Planet Pictures, the UK drama producer behind BBC/PBS series Death In Paradise, has sold a majority stake to Asacha Media Group, the emerging Paris-based production group founded by three former Endemol Shine and Zodiak executives. Red Planet was founded in 2006 by Tony Jordan, who now serves as executive chairman.
buyer: Asacha Media Group
Asacha Media Group is a multinational IP creation and production business, with backing from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Headquartered in Paris, the Group comprises a pan-European alliance of content creators and producers with strong track-records in their respective markets. "
target: Red Planet Pictures Ltd.
Red Planet Pictures is the UK drama producer behind BBC/PBS series Death In Paradise. Red Planet Pictures is one of the UK’s leading production companies, making high-quality drama that audiences love to watch. Red Planet was founded in 2006 by Tony Jordan, who now serves as executive chairman.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

JTBC Studios, acquired Wiip

synopsis: JTBC Studios, a South Korean TV drama production firm, has acquired Wiip from Creative Artists Agency, a leading entertainment and sports agency. Wiip is an independent television studio that creates and produces premium content and shows for television. Their productions include Dickinson, Dummy, Mare of Easttown, Queen America, and more.
buyer parent: Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company
buyer: JTBC Studios
JTBC Studios is a South Korean TV drama production firm. JTBC Studios produces scripted and non-scripted content with top creatives and the latest VFX and CG technologies. Their works include Under Cover, Law School, Beyond Evil, SKY Castle, Hush, and more. "
target parent: Creative Artists Agency
target: Wiip
Wiip is an independent television studio. Wiip creates and produces premium content and shows for television. Their productions include Dickinson, Dummy, Mare of Easttown, Queen America, The White House Plumbers, and more.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Henry R. Muñoz III, acquired Funny Or Die

synopsis: Designer, philanthropist and former Democratic National Committee finance chair Henry R. Muñoz III has acquired Funny Or Die, a digital comedy studio and branded content maker. The deal includes their library, social media assets and longform slate.
buyer: Henry R. Muñoz III
Henry R. Muñoz III is an American designer, businessman, activist, and philanthropist. He serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Kell Muñoz Architects, Inc and Muñoz & Company, one of the oldest and largest minority-owned design practices in Texas. "
target parent: Sequoia Capital
target: Funny Or Die
Funny Or Die is an Emmy-winning leader in comedy entertainment, combining Hollywood artistry with Silicon Valley innovation to deliver cutting-edge content across a rapidly expanding distribution network.
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announced 4/21/2021 via BusinessWire

Grupo Televisa, S.A. will be merged with Univision Communications Inc.,

synopsis: Grupo Televisa, a leading media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and Univision, an American Spanish-language television network, announced a definitive transaction agreement in which Televisa’s content and media assets will be combined with Univision to create the largest Spanish-language media company in the world: Televisa-Univision.
buyer parent: ForgeLight, LLC
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
As the leading Hispanic media company in the U.S., Univision Communications, Inc. entertains, informs and empowers U.S. Hispanics with news, sports and entertainment content across broadcast and cable television, audio, and digital platforms. "
target: Grupo Televisa, S.A. (TV:$4,927.53)
Televisa is a leading media company in the Spanish-speaking world, an important cable operator in Mexico and an operator of a leading direct-to-home satellite pay television system in Mexico.
price ($mm)
$4,800
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closed 4/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Caybon, acquired Splay One

synopsis: Caybon, a digital media powerhouse in Sweden, has acquired Splay One from Nordic Entertainment Group, an entertainment provider in the Nordics. Splay One is an entertainment agency in the Nordics. Splay One operates the biggest multi-channel network in the Nordics. They offer services for branded channels, influencer marketing, TV series, and more.
buyer parent: Priveq Investment
buyer: Caybon
Caybon is a digital media powerhouse in Sweden. Caybon helps companies drive their brands’ awareness and conversion by creating engaging content that connects them with their target audience. Their distribution networks have 25 million Facebook followers and 42 million YouTube subscribers. "
target parent: Nordic Entertainment Group
target: Splay One
Splay One is the No.1 entertainment agency in the Nordics. Splay One operates the biggest multi-channel network in the Nordics, with over 250 million video views a month. They offer services for branded channels, influencer marketing, performance marketing, TV series, and more.
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closed 3/31/2021 via PR Newswire

Eleven Sports, acquired Team Whistle

synopsis: Eleven Sports has acquired New York-based Team Whistle, a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most.
buyer parent: Aser Ventures
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: Team Whistle
Team Whistle is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

DraftKings, acquired VSiN

synopsis: DraftKings, the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions, has bought Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN), an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
buyer: DraftKings (DKNG:$1,296.03)
DraftKings, Inc. is the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions across fantasy football, baseball, golf, basketball, hockey, and college football and basketball. "
target: VSiN
Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN) is an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
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announced 3/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Madison Square Garden Networks will be merged with The Madison Square Garden Company,

synopsis: Madison Square Garden Entertainment, a world leader in live sports and entertainment, is to acquire Madison Square Garden Networks, a regional sports network that encompasses MSG’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
buyer: The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG:$228.42)
The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment, setting a global standard for excellence and innovation. MSG builds iconic brands that forge deep connections with diverse and passionate audiences. "
target: Madison Square Garden Networks (MSGN:$640.69)
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
price ($mm)[EV]
$922 [$1,722]
rev ($mm)
$641
EBITDA ($mm)
$303
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
5.7x
closed 3/10/2021 via BusinessWire

Alchimie S.A.S., purchased U.S. Publishing Assets from TV4Entertainment

synopsis: France-based Alchimie has acquired the U.S. publishing assets of TV4Entertainment. The assets include a portfolio of nearly ten thematic subscription video on demand (SVoD) channels, such as Motorland (Motors), DocCom TV (documentary), Nautical Mile (boating), Gone TV (hunt/Fish), Inside Outside (home and garden).
buyer: Alchimie S.A.S. (ENXTPA:ALCHI:$40.89)
Headquartered in France, Alchimie is a channel factory: a unique video platform in partnership with talents and media to co-publish their own thematic channel. Alchimie has a catalog of more than 60,000 hours of content from more than 300 renowned partners. "
seller: TV4Entertainment
TV4Entertainment's U.S. publishing assets including a portfolio of nearly ten thematic SVOD channels, such as Motorland (Motors), DocCom TV (documentary), Nautical Mile (boating), Gone TV (hunt/Fish), Inside Outside (home and garden). The assets include a base of nearly 15,000 subscribers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
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0.0x
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closed 3/31/2017 via BusinessWire

Mediawan S.A., acquired AB Groupe S.A.

synopsis: Mediawan SA, the Special Purpose Acquisition Company, founded by Pierre-Antoine Capton, Xavier Niel and Matthieu Pigasse announced that it has completed its initial business combination with Groupe AB. Groupe AB is a leading independent editor, producer and distributor of audio visual content in French-speaking Europe.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: AB Groupe S.A.
AB Groupe is a leading player in production, distribution and aggregation of TV content in French-speaking Europe with a strong potential for growth acceleration through channels, digital and production.
price ($mm)
$287
rev ($mm)
$169
EBITDA ($mm)
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1.7x
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediawan S.A., acquired The Good Mood

synopsis: French media group Mediawan has taken a majority stake in Spanish content producer Good Mood, creators of El Accidente and La Valla. Good Mood is a Spanish audiovisual production company created by Daniel Écija in 2017 and made up of screenwriters, directors and producers.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: The Good Mood
Good Mood is a Spanish audiovisual production company created by Daniel Écija in 2017 and made up of screenwriters, directors and producers. Good Mood is an incubator of new audiovisual talent that creates content for all national and international chains and platforms.
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announced 6/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediawan S.A., will acquire Lagardère Studios

synopsis: French media group Mediawan is to acquire Lagardere Studios. Created in 2008, Lagardère Studios is a leader in independent audiovisual production in France, incorporating all the audiovisual production activities of the Lagardère Group.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Lagardère Studios
Created in 2008, Lagardère Studios is a leader in independent audiovisual production in France, incorporating all the audiovisual production activities of the Lagardère Group.
price ($mm)
$113
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mediawan S.A., acquired Radar Films

synopsis: Mediawan, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company, has acquired a majority stake in Radar Films, a French film production company. Radar Films produces French and English-language films. Radar Films is the production company behind “Belle and Sebastian,” one of France’s most successful family movie franchises.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: Radar Films
Radar Films is a French film production company. Radar Films produces French and English-language films. Radar Films is the production company behind “Belle and Sebastian,” one of France’s most successful family movie franchises. Their other films include Divorce Club, Spread Your Wings, and more.
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announced 1/16/2019 via BusinessWeek

Mediawan S.A., will acquire Palomar

synopsis: Mediawan has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Palomar, one of the oldest independent Italian television and cinema production companies and market leader in Italy in the drama sector for the main domestic and international TV networks.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: Palomar
Palomar, founded in 1986, is one of the oldest independent Italian television and cinema production companies, a market leader in Italy in the drama sector for the main domestic and international TV networks.
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closed 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Mediawan S.A., acquired ON Kids & Family

synopsis: Mediawan, an independent European audiovisual content platform, is continuing its development by acquiring ON Kids & Family, a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: ON Kids & Family
ON Kids & Family is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family, including CGI animated feature films (The Little Prince) and television series (Miraculous Ladybug) meant for audiences around the world.
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announced 2/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Mediawan S.A., will acquire Makever SAS

synopsis: Mediawan, an independent European audiovisual content platform, announces the signing of final agreements for the acquisition of a majority stake in the Makever group. Makever is a major player in the French fiction production.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: Makever SAS
MAKEVER is one of France’s leading scripted production groups, commited to creating, producing and distributing top quality content. MAKEVER delivers more than 50 fresh hours of TV series, TV movies and Theatrical movies every year.
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closed 3/31/2017 via BusinessWire

Mediawan S.A., acquired AB Groupe S.A.

synopsis: Mediawan SA, the Special Purpose Acquisition Company, founded by Pierre-Antoine Capton, Xavier Niel and Matthieu Pigasse announced that it has completed its initial business combination with Groupe AB. Groupe AB is a leading independent editor, producer and distributor of audio visual content in French-speaking Europe.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: AB Groupe S.A.
AB Groupe is a leading player in production, distribution and aggregation of TV content in French-speaking Europe with a strong potential for growth acceleration through channels, digital and production.
price ($mm)
$287
rev ($mm)
$169
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EV / rev
1.7x
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Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$12,191.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$7,149.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,066.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:ITV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITV plc
ITV plc
ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster, operating the largest commercial family of channels in the UK. In addition to traditional broadcasting on their channels, they deliver their content on demand through numerous platforms, both directly and via ITV Player.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,759.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$902.87
EBIT ($mm)
$759.48
Net Income ($mm)
$540.75
Employees
6281
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Ticker: TSE:9404
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon TV Holdings
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$3,175.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$408.65
EBIT ($mm)
$344.70
Net Income ($mm)
$245.98
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Ticker: AMCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AMC Networks Inc.
AMC Networks Inc.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks Inc. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in cable television.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,826.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$901.61
EBIT ($mm)
$819.12
Net Income ($mm)
$491.97
Employees
2039
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Ticker: ENXTPA:TFI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TF1 Group
TF1 is a media group whose mission is to inform and entertain. The group operates and develops four freeview channels and several special-interest pay-TV channels as well as their digital offshoots. The TF1 group’s businesses today cover the entire audiovisual value chain.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,585.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$461.81
EBIT ($mm)
$221.13
Net Income ($mm)
$144.52
Employees
3078
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Ticker: ASX:NEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$2,501.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$493.48
EBIT ($mm)
$336.40
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: SZSE:30013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the television play production, issuing and additive businesses. Huace Film primarily provides television series, advertisements, television books, movies and public relation activities, among others.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,239.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.08
EBIT ($mm)
$39.47
Net Income ($mm)
$34.51
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:SWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media Limited
Seven West Media is Australia’s leading multiple platform media company with a market-leading presence in broadcast television, magazine and newspaper publishing and online.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,063.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.12
EBIT ($mm)
$71.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4607
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,001.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$129.51
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$72.32
Employees
2467
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Ticker: BME:TL5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediaset España
Mediaset España
Mediaset España is a Spanish television network and media production company. Mediaset España is the main content producer in Spain and has the most watched channels. Their channels include Telecino, Cuatro, Divinity, and more. The company also produces feature films.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$974.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$254.59
EBIT ($mm)
$234.29
Net Income ($mm)
$181.18
Employees
1541
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Ticker: BMV:AZTECA CPO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V.
TV Azteca produces Spanish-language television programming. The Company operates two national television networks in Mexico through owned and operated stations throughout the country. TV Azteca also operates a broadcast television network targeted toward the Hispanic market in the US.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$817.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$140.88
EBIT ($mm)
$86.49
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4489
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Ticker: IMBI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iMedia Brands, Inc.
iMedia Brands, Inc.
iMedia Brands, Inc. is a global interactive media company that manages a growing portfolio of niche, lifestyle television networks and web service businesses, primarily in North America, for both English speaking and, soon, Spanish speaking audiences and customers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$460.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.77
EBIT ($mm)
($7.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
713
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Ticker: MSG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully integrated sports, media and entertainment business. It is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$228.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($314.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($415.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4550
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MDW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediawan S.A.
Mediawan S.A.
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$570.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.86
EBIT ($mm)
$36.46
Net Income ($mm)
$0.56
Employees
549
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Ticker: :KLR.ASE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GigCapital, Inc.
GigCapital, Inc.
GigCapital is a Private-to-Public Equity technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) focused investment group. The group deploys a unique Mentor-Investors methodology to partner with exceptional TMT companies, managed by dedicated and experienced entrepreneurs.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.91)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: JSE:CTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Capital Appreciation Limited
Capital Appreciation Limited
Capital Appreciation (CTA) is a Special Purpose Acquisition Company. They intend to acquire a Viable Asset that would provide a platform for future growth and expansion in South Africa, Africa and beyond. CTA has concluded that the FinTech industry satisfies its investment interests and objectives.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.17
EBIT ($mm)
$2.17
Net Income ($mm)
$1.56
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:ZICX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zicix Corporation
Originally founded as a service provider to the Healthcare industry, the Zicix Corporation has recently been restructured with the intention of acquiring and developing technology applications designed for service companies in consumer, retail and other industries.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$0.23
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.10
Employees
6
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Ticker: TSX:KEW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kew Media Group Inc.
Based in Canada, Kew Media Group is a leading content company that produces and distributes multi-genre content worldwide. Kew Media Group companies develop, produce and distribute more than 1,000 hours of content every year, as well as distribute a library of more than 10,000 hours.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$172.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.25
EBIT ($mm)
$4.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
171
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Ticker: OTCPK:ITKH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iTeknik Holding Corporation
iTeknik Holding Corporation's strategy is to acquire fundamentally sound companies that are market accepted, scalable and demonstrate a quantifiable value proposition. Their focus is in companies in the Marketing, Advertising and Digital Media space.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$12.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.37
EBIT ($mm)
$0.30
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
7
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