Like Wide Angle Group Limited

closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Wecast Network Inc, acquired Wide Angle Group Limited

synopsis: Wecast Network, Inc. announced that it has acquired 55% of Wide Angle Group Limited ("WAG"). WAG, a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company, does work that aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
buyer: Wecast Network Inc (WCST:$6.00)
Wecast Network Inc is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. The company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China. "
target: Wide Angle Group Limited
Wide Angle Group is a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company. Their work aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the controlled chaos, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cecoforma, acquired Seauton

synopsis: Cecoforma, a Belgian events and communications agency, has acquired Seauton, a professional event organiser in Belgium. Seauton organises national and international meetings, incentives, congresses and events. The company delivers creative and tailor-made events to help businesses strengthen their professional relationships.
buyer: Cecoforma
Cecoforma is a Belgian events and communications agency. Cecoforma manages events of all sizes, formats and subject matters, from institutional conferences to corporate receptions. The agency organises well-orchestrated events to support their client’s communication and policy strategies. "
target: Seauton
Seauton is a professional event organiser in Belgium. Seauton organises national and international meetings, incentives, congresses and events. The company delivers creative and tailor-made events to help businesses strengthen their professional relationships and to achieve their business targets.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Web

Prestige Global Meeting Source, acquired Groups Meetings Incentives

synopsis: Prestige Global Meeting Source (Prestige), a provider of site selection, event services and meetings management services, has acquired Groups Meetings Incentives (GMI), a meeting management and incentive travel management company. GMI provides creative incentive travel, merchandise, promotional and web registration services.
buyer: Prestige Global Meeting Source
Founded in 1986, Prestige Global Meeting Source is a provider of site selection, event services and meetings management services. Prestige helps their clients find and negotiate the best possible solution for their various meeting and event needs. "
target: Groups Meetings Incentives
Founded in 1984, Groups Meetings Incentives (GMI) is a meeting management and incentive travel management company. GMI supplies businesses in a variety of industries with creative incentive travel, merchandise, promotional and web registration services.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Web

MCI Group SA, acquired Wyndham Jade, L.L.C.

synopsis: MCI announced the acquisition of Dallas, Texas-based Wyndham Jade, an industry-leading event and travel management company specializing in integrated convention housing and registration, site selection, meeting management, incentive programs and business travel management, serving both associations and corporations.
buyer: MCI Group SA
MCI is the world’s leading provider of strategic engagement and activation solutions and has been a key driver of innovation in the meetings, events, association and congress industries since 1987. "
target: Wyndham Jade, L.L.C.
Wyndham Jade is an event and travel management company that specializes in convention housing and registration, meeting management, incentive programs, business travel and site selection. They offer a complete technology solution by combining housing and registration into one integrated platform.
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closed 9/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ellis Salsby Ltd, acquired Right Location

synopsis: Ellis Salsby Ltd has acquired fellow conference and event management company Right Location Corporate Services in order to “provide a stronger venue finding and conference management offer" to its clients. Right Location is one of Hampshire's largest independent corporate event management agencies with an extensive client portfolio.
buyer: Ellis Salsby Ltd
Ellis Salsby Ltd provides event management, venue finding and is a hotel booking agency. "
target: Right Location
Right Location is one of Hampshire's largest independent corporate event management agencies with an extensive client portfolio, varying from large blue chip organisations to associations, charities and small-to-medium businesses.
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announced 6/11/2012 via PE Hub

Nice Entertainment Group, will acquire Playroom AS

synopsis: Nice Entertainment Group, a pan-Nordic content production group, has signed an agreement to acquire Norwegian event management company Playroom AS. Founded in 2001, Playroom is an entertainment house focused on experience-based communication through event management, artist management and record production.
buyer parent: CapMan Capital Management Oy
buyer: Nice Entertainment Group
Nice Entertainment Group is the largest independent group of creative production companies in the Nordic region. Its annual production of more than 100 series covers all genres and serves all the major channels in the territory. "
target: Playroom AS
Playroom consists of three divisions: events, music and artists. The event division is the largest and has demonstrated strong growth since its inception in 2007. The company is one of the largest in the Norwegian event management business.
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closed 4/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Maritz Travel Company, acquired Experient, Inc.

synopsis: Maritz Travel, a global leader in providing full-service meeting, event and incentive travel programs to corporate clients, announced it has acquired Experient, another top provider of meeting and event services to associations, tradeshows, corporations and the US government.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel is the global leader in achieving business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs, is dedicated to transforming business through people and events. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Experient, Inc.
Experient, Inc. is an event management company. Its core services include providing registration, housing, event planning and management, site sourcing/contract negotiation, and lead retrieval services for association, corporate and government clients.
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closed 1/31/2011 via BNC Analysis

Ouest Audiovisuel, acquired RIV Turquoise

synopsis: Ouest Audiovisuel acquired RIV Turquoise , an event and seminar organizer in France.
buyer: Ouest Audiovisuel
Ouest Audiovisuel is an audiovisual and event production company. The company specializes in corporate audiovisual, marketing and sales applications for the creation of reports, web movies, dynamic media (2D/3D images, CD-ROM, DVD), TV ads, TV billboards, web banners and events. "
target: RIV Turquoise
RIV Turquoise offers event coordination and creation, as well as for trips, congresses, seminars, travelling and special programs in France and internationally.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

easyFairs, acquired Fairtec

synopsis: easyFairs, Europe's leading organiser of time & cost-effective trade shows, has acquired the Belgian business-to-business exhibition organiser, Fairtec. The move brings together an impressive portfolio of industrial technology shows in sectors such as measurement and control instrumentation, pumps and valves, subcontracting, safety and security.
buyer parent: Artexis Group
buyer: easyFairs
easyFairs runs time & cost-effective trade shows in Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Fairtec
Fairtec nv is an independent organizer that is also independent of any exhibition center. They offer a variety of trade fairs customized to suit your business. It successfully pioneered time-saving innovations such as the "one-day fair" formula.
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cancelled 8/11/2010 via

PanPacific International, cancelled an acquisition of Queen Entertainment Group

synopsis: The Amergence Group, a company that focuses on the development, nurturing, and rapid expansion of selected emerging or disruptive companies across a wide range of industries and disciplines, announced its first "spin-out" subsidiary, PanPacific International, has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire Queen Entertainment Group.
buyer parent: The Amergence Group
buyer: PanPacific International
PanPacific International has become The Amergence Group's first "Spin-Out" subsidiary. The company is charged with seeking out edgy and/or disruptive businesses in Hong Kong and the surrounding areas and incorporating them within PanPacific International. "
target: Queen Entertainment Group
Queen Entertainment Group -- one of the leaders in Hong Kong event organization, is also known regionally as an exclusive artist agency whose specialties include providing talent for all forms of media, television, video, and print advertising throughout the region.
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closed 12/16/2003 via BNC Analysis

AAV, Ltd., acquired Staging Connections Pty Ltd.

synopsis: AAV increased its suite of services following the acquisition of the events company, Staging Connections Pty Limited (“SC”). This acquisition was approved by AAV shareholders on 12 December 2003.
buyer: AAV, Ltd. (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections is a worldwide integrated event services group. They deliver events ranging in scale and dimension from small boardroom presentations to gala dinners and conferences; international entertainment and sporting events through to consumer exhibitions and trade shows. "
target: Staging Connections Pty Ltd.
Staging Connections has been supporting the delivery of events in Australia for over 20 years and today has offices throughout the region with more than 750 dedicated staff.
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closed 11/15/2019 via PR Web

Executive Speakers Bureau, acquired National Keynote Speakers

synopsis: Executive Speakers Bureau, a full service Speakers Bureau, is pleased to announce the acquisition of National Keynote Speakers, which provides companies with Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Corporate Trainers for their corporate event or convention needs.
buyer: Executive Speakers Bureau
Executive Speakers Bureau, founded in 1993, is a full service Speakers Bureau. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, they offer thousands of national speakers as well as speakers local to their clients'​ venues to help meet each organization's individual needs. "
target: National Keynote Speakers
National Keynote Speakers provide companies with Motivational Speakers, Keynote Speakers and Corporate Trainers for their corporate event or convention needs. They have a presence in 12 U.S. markets providing their clients with a balanced mix of nationally recognized speakers and local experts.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired Zibrant Ltd.

synopsis: BCD Meetings & Events has taken over Zibrant in a move to strengthen its European offering. Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events energizes and streamlines the business of meetings and incentives by offering event-level and enterprise-level solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, BCD Meetings & Events has more than 1,000 resources in over 40 countries, with sales exceeding US $620 million. "
target: Zibrant Ltd.
Zibrant is one of the UK's most recognised meetings and event management agencies. Its managing director Fay Sharpe made it to number 18 in last year's Event 100 Club.
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closed 2/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd (UBS), one of the leading Chinese agencies specialized in healthcare communications. UBS will become part of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group and will be renamed UBS Saatchi & Saatchi Health.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. It manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, medical education, sales and marketing, digital, and more. "
target: U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd
U-Link Business Solutions Co. Ltd is a full-service agency specializing in pharmaceutical PR, marketing and events management. It uses in-depth market intelligence to deliver industry-leading services through brand management and marketing, creative design, and much more.
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closed 11/30/2010 via BNC Analysis

MaryAnne McAdam, purchased The Event Planning Consulting Operations from MedCAREERS GROUP

synopsis: MaryAnne McAdams completed the acquisition of the event planning consulting operations from MedCareers Group, Inc. on November 30, 2010.
buyer: MaryAnne McAdam
MaryAnne McAdams completed the acquisition of the event planning consulting operations from MedCareers Group, Inc. (OTCPK: MCGI.E) on November 30, 2010. "
seller: MedCAREERS GROUP (OTCPK:MCGI:$0.03)
MedCAREERS Group's goal is to build itself into a complete resource for the healthcare professional with an emphasis and understanding of what healthcare professionals need as a resource to assist them in maximizing their careers.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connect Meetings, acquired BizBash Media

synopsis: Connect Meetings, a division of Tarsus Group, has announced the purchase of BizBash, the iconic trade media company for event and meeting planners, further expanding Connect’s market leading position.
buyer parent: Tarsus Group plc
buyer: Connect Meetings
Connect Meetings is a leading provider of trade shows in the United States, serving the business travel and meetings sector through a combination of national, regional and vertically focused events which are supplemented by an integrated media offering and additional marketing solutions. "
target: BizBash Media
BizBash is the leading trade media for the event industry. BizBash publishes magazines and e-newsletters, hosts Web sites, and produces trade shows, conferences, and award shows for corporate event and meeting professionals, event marketers, and sales, PR, fund-raising, and HR executives.
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closed 9/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Mash Media Group Limited, acquired International Confex

synopsis: Publisher and event organizer Mash Media announced the official acquisition of the International Confex exhibition from UBM Live. International Confex provides the annual meeting place for the events world and connects event professionals with the best venues, destinations, finishing touches, technology and event support services.
buyer: Mash Media Group Limited
Mash Media is the leading publisher of magazines and directories for the event, exhibition, meetings and conference sectors for meetings and events industry. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: International Confex
International Confex provides the annual meeting place for the events world and connects event professionals with the best venues, destinations, finishing touches, technology and event support services the industry has to offer.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Herb Besaw, acquired Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.

synopsis: SPOON Exhibit Services, Inc., a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services, has been acquired by President and CEO, Herb Besaw.
buyer: Herb Besaw
Herb Besaw is the President and CEO of SPOON Exhibits & Events, a full-service tradeshow exhibit house and corporate marketing event and meeting management organization with offices in Macedon, NY, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. "
target: Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.
Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc. is a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services from its headquarters in Macedon, NY.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BusinessWire

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired L37 Creative

synopsis: L37 Creative has been acquired by BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E), a global meetings and events agency headquartered in Chicago. L37 Creative helps brands across industries deliver incredible live experiences and powerful creative storytelling to its audiences around the world.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events, a trusted, award-winning global meetings & events agency, helps companies design and execute meetings and events through strategic solutions, innovation and the power of imagination. "
target: L37 Creative
L37 Creative helps brands across industries deliver incredible live experiences and powerful creative storytelling to its audiences around the world.
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closed 9/12/2019 via PR Newswire

Opus Agency, acquired Number 20

synopsis: Opus Agency, a global leader in event marketing, announced the acquisition of London-based Number 20, an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: Opus Agency
Opus Agency is a strategic experiential marketing advisor to some of the world’s most influential brands. They partner with their clients to create remarkable events around the world, tying unforgettable experiences to unmistakable business results. "
target: Number 20
Number 20 is an established and respected event marketing agency providing total event management, venue selection, hotel and hospitality management, and onsite event management to clients in the UK and EMEA segment.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Wecast Network Inc, acquired Wide Angle Group Limited

synopsis: Wecast Network, Inc. announced that it has acquired 55% of Wide Angle Group Limited ("WAG"). WAG, a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company, does work that aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
buyer: Wecast Network Inc (WCST:$6.00)
Wecast Network Inc is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. The company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China. "
target: Wide Angle Group Limited
Wide Angle Group is a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company. Their work aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the controlled chaos, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Wecast Network Inc, acquired Wide Angle Group Limited

synopsis: Wecast Network, Inc. announced that it has acquired 55% of Wide Angle Group Limited ("WAG"). WAG, a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company, does work that aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
buyer: Wecast Network Inc (WCST:$6.00)
Wecast Network Inc is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. The company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China. "
target: Wide Angle Group Limited
Wide Angle Group is a fully integrated industrial/trade media and commerce company. Their work aids the planning process, the creativity, the collaboration, the production, the travel, the controlled chaos, the management team, telling stories, and seeing happy and fulfilled guests.
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announced 4/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

The Movie Studio, Inc., will acquire BINGE Networks

synopsis: The Movie Studio Inc., a vertically integrated motion picture production company, announced it has executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to acquire BINGE Networks, LLC, an award-winning streaming media platform.
buyer: The Movie Studio, Inc. (OTCPK:MVES:$0.02)
The Movie Studio, Inc. is a vertically integrated motion picture production and distribution Company with completed motion picture and production assets. The Company acquires, develops, produces and distributes independent motion picture content for worldwide consumption. "
target: BINGE Networks
BINGE Networks is an award-winning streaming media platform. The BINGE App is built into over 100 smart TV networks, providing the ability to globally and instantly syndicate and monetize content through key strategic partnerships throughout the streaming media industry.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

VIX, acquired Pongalo

synopsis: VIX, the multi-platform Latino digital media company that reaches more than 34 million U.S. Hispanic unique users on its VIX.com, has acquired Pongalo and its Latino-focused advertising video on demand streaming services Pongalo NovelaClub, Pongalo TV and Moovimex.
buyer: VIX
VIX is a multi-platform digital media company that creates content that sparks curiosity and adds value to millions of people every day. Their content lives at VIX.com and across a variety of social platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. "
target: Pongalo
Pongalo is a subscription service that curates the best Latino-focused film and TV shows from Latin America, the United States, and Spain. Their library includes U.S. content, classics, and originals, and is one of the largest collections of Spanish-languages digital rights in the world.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Zattoo Inc., purchased Magine TV from Magine

synopsis: Zattoo, a Swiss-based TV platform for IP-based transmission of television channels and video on demand content, has acquired Magine TV from Magine, a global streaming platform. Magive TV is a direct-to-consumer streaming service that delivers outstanding free and pay TV entertainment to users across Germany.
buyer: Zattoo Inc.
Zattoo is a Swiss-based TV platform for IP-based transmission of television channels and video on demand content to a variety of devices. Zattoo allows consumers to watch their favorite sports, movies, and TV programs whenever and wherever they want. "
seller: Magine
Magine TV service is a direct-to-consumer streaming service that delivers outstanding free and pay TV entertainment to users across Germany. Magine TV is a service of Magine, a global streaming platform.
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closed 8/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, acquired Pivotshare, Inc.

synopsis: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, a media company building online video-on-demand networks that provides positive video content, announced it has acquired Pivotshare, Inc., a subscription-based video-on-demand service offering channels online across a variety of categories including music, sports, religion, arts and more.
buyer parent: Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC
buyer: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE:$66.36)
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: Pivotshare, Inc.
Pivotshare, Inc. (“Pivotshare”) is a global subscription-based video-on-demand service (“SVOD”) offering channels online across a variety of categories including music, sports, religion, arts and culture, lifestyle and family.
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announced 5/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Varinthorn Terdwattanakarnkij, will acquire Primetime Entertainment Company Limited

synopsis: Thailand’s listed entertainment retailer DNA 2002 (DNA) announced that it will be divesting its entire 75 per cent stake in the local digital media firm PrimeTime Entertainment Co Ltd (PTE) to Thai individual investor Varinthorn Terdwattanakarnkij. PTE is a provider of video on demand services and online TV services in Thailand.
buyer: Varinthorn Terdwattanakarnkij
Varinthorn Terdwattanakarnkij is an individual investor in Thailand. "
target parent: DNA 2002 Public Company Limited
target: Primetime Entertainment Company Limited
PrimeTime Entertainment Company Limited is a provider of on-demand Internet streaming media that allows consumers to watch Hollywood movies and TV series on their mobile, tablet, laptop or smart TV. Viewers in Thailand can watch their favourite content on PrimeTime anytime and anywhere.
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announced 11/12/2020 via Company Press Release

AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Pure Flix

synopsis: AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire faith and family entertainment streaming service, Pure Flix.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc.
AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment which also owns AFFIRM Films and the recently launched AFFIRM Television. AFFIRM Films, launched in 2007, is an industry leader in faith-based/inspirational film. "
target: Pure Flix
Pure Flix streaming video on demand was originally created by Pure Flix Entertainment LLC, a leader in faith and family entertainment around the world.
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announced 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, will acquire Tubi TV

synopsis: FOX Corp. has agreed to acquire Tubi, an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Tubi TV
Tubi is an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ruslan Kaftanaty, acquired tvzavr

synopsis: Ruslan Kaftanaty has become the sole owner of the Russian OTT service tvzavr. Kaftanaty increased his previous stake of 25% by buying out the 75% owned by Elena Subbotina. tvzavr broadcasts movies, sitcoms, shows, and other video content to smart TVs, computers, phones and tablets. tvzavr is based in Moscow, Russia.
buyer: Ruslan Kaftanaty
Ruslan Kaftanaty is a Russian businessman and the Founder and Co-Founder of various companies. Prior to 2019, Kaftanaty owned 25% of video streaming service, tvzavr. He acquired an additional 75% in 2019, becoming sole owner of the company. "
target: tvzavr
tvzavr provides online video streaming services. The company broadcasts movies, sitcoms, shows, and other video content to smart TVs, computers, phones and tablets. tvzavr is based in Moscow, Russia.
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closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Viewster

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor, has acquired Viewster and its subsidiary platform Viewster Anime. Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$32.45)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: Viewster
Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies, with more than five thousand titles across anime, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, and documentary.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Vimeo, LLC., acquired Livestream

synopsis: Vimeo, the world's largest ad-free open video platform, has acquired Livestream, the leading live video solution that powers over 10 million events a year. Livestream provides businesses and organizations with a powerful solution for connecting with their audiences in real-time.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Vimeo, LLC.
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. "
target: Livestream
Livestream is a video live streaming platform that allows customers to broadcast live video content using a camera and a computer through the Internet, and viewers to play the content via the web, iOS, Android, Roku, and the Apple TV.
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closed 10/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired Vessel

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc. announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the technology and software that underlies Vessel's online video subscription service, which provides early access to videos from online video stars. Vessel has developed smart video platforms that provide experiences that match viewer demand.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$129,549.00)
Verizon Communications Inc. operates America's most reliable wireless network. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. "
target: Vessel
Vessel, headquartered in San Francisco, is an online short-form video subscription platform. The service launched in 2015 and has paying subscribers in 155 countries, providing early exclusive access to digitally native video.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

TRACE TV S.A., acquired Buni.tv

synopsis: Trace TV has announced the acquisition of pan-African VOD service Buni.tv, in preparation for the launch of its own VOD platform Trace Play. Part of pan-African studio Restless Global, Buni.tv was launched in 2012 as one of the first VOD platforms to focus on the African market. It is now one of the three largest VOD services on the continent.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: TRACE TV S.A.
Trace is an international brand and media group active in two fast-growing segments of the entertainment industry: urban music and sports celebrities. Since 2003, Trace has launched 18 successful pay-TV and digital platforms that are available in 160 countries to more than 80 million subscribers. "
target parent: Restless Global
target: Buni.tv
Buni.tv is a leading African video-on-demand platform that leverages the mobile opportunity to revolutionize the way African content is distributed and consumed on the continent and abroad. Launched in April 2012, Buni.tv has since reached more than a million unique visitors.
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closed 5/19/2016 via Market Wire

CinemaNow, Inc., acquired OVGuide

synopsis: FOTV Media Networks Inc. (FOTV) announced the acquisition of OVGuide Inc., the comprehensive service to facilitating the discovery and consumption of online video across all platforms. OVGuide joins FilmOn TV Networks and CinemaNow to form a powerful ecosystem that delivers a one-stop solution for online entertainment.
buyer parent: FilmOn TV Networks
buyer: CinemaNow, Inc.
CinemaNow is a leading over-the-top (OTT) provider of on-demand streaming media available to viewers in North America and Europe. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. "
target parent: Baroda Ventures
target: OVGuide
OVGuide.com is the comprehensive source for the discovery, via search or browse, and consumption of free high quality online videos, including TV shows, full-length movies, and clips from hundreds of sources. OVGuide also manages a strong network of ad supported Roku Channels.
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closed 1/21/2016 via PR Newswire

IBM, acquired Ustream.TV

synopsis: IBM, an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, announced it has acquired Ustream, Inc., a provider of cloud-based live video streaming services. Ustream provides cloud-based video streaming to enterprises and broadcasters for everything from corporate keynotes to live music concerts.
buyer: IBM (IBM:$73,779.00)
IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. "
target: Ustream.TV
Ustream.TV is the live interactive video broadcast platform that enables anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience of unlimited size.
price ($mm)
$130
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/5/2016 via PR Newswire

Alibaba Group, acquired Youku Tudou Inc.

synopsis: Youku Tudou Inc., a leading multi-screen entertainment and media company in China, announced the completion of the merger with Ali YK Subsidiary Holding Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ali YK Investment Holding Limited. Youku Tudou Inc. ceased to be a publicly traded company, and it will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Alibaba Group.
buyer: Alibaba Group (BABA:$68,951.68)
Alibaba Group is the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world in terms of gross merchandise volume. They provide the fundamental technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help businesses leverage the power of the Internet to establish an online presence and conduct commerce. "
target: Youku Tudou Inc. (YOKU:$909.30)
Youku Inc. is China's leading Internet television company. Its Internet television platform enables users to search, view and share high-quality video content quickly and easily across multiple devices. Youku is the most recognized online video brand in China.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,283 [$3,365]*
rev ($mm)
$926
EBITDA ($mm)
$69
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
64.3x
closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired Fan TV

synopsis: Rovi Corporation, a leading provider of advanced entertainment discovery, data analytics, and monetization solutions, announced that it has acquired Fan TV, the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. "
target: Fan TV
Fan TV is the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love. Fan TV combines live TV, video-on-demand and streaming services in a seamless discovery experience through one device with a touch remote.
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announced 2/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Nippon TV Holdings, will purchase Japan Business from Hulu LLC

synopsis: Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) has entered into a definitive agreement with Hulu, LLC, to acquire Hulu’s Japan business. Hulu launched its Japan service in September 2011 and offers subscriptions for unlimited viewing of premium content on internet-connected devices such as TVs, PCs, tablets, smartphones and gaming consoles.
buyer: Nippon TV Holdings (TSE:9404:$3,175.77)
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. "
seller: Hulu LLC
Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies and more at Hulu.com, numerous destination sites online, and through its ad-supported subscription service, Hulu Plus. Hulu's selection of premium programming is provided by more than 480 content companies.
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closed 12/2/2013 via BusinessWire

The Chernin Group, acquired Crunchyroll

synopsis: The Chernin Group, which manages and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors globally, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading global video streaming service for anime content.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, CA. TCG has built, managed, operated and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com.
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closed 3/13/2013 via Company Press Release

YouNow, acquired blogTV

synopsis: YouNow has acquired blogTV. blogTV.com is a leader in online video and live broadcasting, and is a popular web location where viewers from all over the world can come share their personal talents and opinions.
buyer: YouNow
YouNow is an interactive and fun live video experience. Anyone can watch live broadcasts, chat & meet new friends, or broadcast live to grow their social circle. "
target: blogTV
blogTV is a leading live, interactive, internet broadcasting platform that enables anyone with an internet connection and a camera to connect to their audience in a evocative, direct way.
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announced 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

AlphaRx, Inc., will be merged with UMeLook Holdings Limited

synopsis: AlphaRx Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of UMeLook Holdings Limited. UMeLook is a digital media startup with an intense focus on China. UMeLook's first product is a global online video distribution platform.
buyer: AlphaRx, Inc. (ALRXD:$0.18)
AlphaRx is a shell company that trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol ALRXDOB. "
target: UMeLook Holdings Limited
UMeLook Holdings Limited is a digital media startup with an intense focus on China. UMeLook's first product is a global online video distribution platform tapping into the power of full motion video, helping advertisers large and small to tap into a massive market while having no competitors.
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