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announced 3/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc., will acquire Daisuki

synopsis: Bandai Namco Holdings announced that they plan to acquire Anime Consortium Japan, which operates the Japanese anime streaming website Daisuki.net. Daisuke provides an official website for distributing Japanese anime to the world, as well as an e-commerce shop that sells a variety of anime products.
buyer: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc. (TSE:7832:$6,779.24)
BANDAI NAMCO's mission is to provide "Dreams, Fun and Inspiration," and their vision is to be "The Leading Innovator in Global Entertainment." They provide products and services in the Toys and Hobby Business, Network Entertainment Business, and Visual and Music Production Business. "
target: Daisuki
Anime Consortium Japan operates Daisuki.net, an official website for distributing Japanese anime to the world. They provide an online service that streams anime to an international audience. They also provide an e-commerce shop that sells a variety of anime products.
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$18*
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$2
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announced 12/10/2020 via BusinessWire

FUNimation, will acquire Crunchyroll

synopsis: AT&T has agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation Global Group, LLC. Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime brand that connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with 360-degree experiences.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: FUNimation
Funimation distributes the best anime to a passionate, global community of fans. Funimation delivers anime to fans and is pioneering an omnichannel approach to engaging and entertaining millions where they want it most—streaming, home entertainment, theatrical, merchandising, live events, and more. "
target parent: AT&T
target: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime brand that connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with 360-degree experiences.
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$1,175
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announced 10/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Funtastic, will acquire Hobby Warehouse

synopsis: Funtastic, one of Australia's biggest and most successful toy distributors, will acquire Hobby Warehouse Group, Australia's largest online hobby shop. Hobby Warehouse offers over 2,000 products that cover hundreds of interests and hobbies. Their range of products include craft kits, paints, drones, model kits, dolls, skateboards and more.
buyer: Funtastic (ASX:FUN:$17.57)
Funtastic is one of Australia's biggest and most successful toy distributors. Funtastic creates, develops and sells innovative brands that enrich lifestyles around the world. In addition to toys the company also manufactures and distributes homewares, apparel, sporting goods and confectionery. "
target: Hobby Warehouse
Hobby Warehouse is Australia's largest online hobby shop. Hobby Warehouse offers over 2,000 products that cover hundreds of interests and hobbies. Their range of products include craft kits, 3D printing, paints, drones, model kits, dolls, telescopes, skateboards, trading cards and more.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.1x
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64.8x
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 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mighty Ape Limited, acquired Leftbrain Group Limited

synopsis: Mighty Ape, one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, has acquired online retailer LeftBrain Group Limited, one of New Zealand's first online retailers, best known for its website iQToys.
buyer: Mighty Ape Limited
Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, with over 400,00 products available across 16 different departments including movies, games and toys. "
target: Leftbrain Group Limited
LeftBrain was one of New Zealand's first online retailers, best known for its website iQToys. Over a period of 19 years it built up six websites selling a range of products, including two which operated in Australia.
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closed 4/22/2014 via PR Web

Vertana Group LLC, acquired CollectableDiecast.com

synopsis: Vertana Group LLC, an e-commerce company based in New York City, has announced that it has acquired the assets of CollectableDiecast.com, the leading online retailer of collectable diecast cars.
buyer parent: 354 Partners LLC
buyer: Vertana Group LLC
Vertana Group is a NYC-based e-commerce company that acquires, develops and consolidates the operations of online retailers with high potential for growth. "
target: CollectableDiecast.com
CollectableDiecast.com was founded in 2000 by Eli and Adam Strickland, and is the leading online retailer of diecast cars. CollectableDiecast.com offers over 5,000 SKUs from 55 brands, and ships to customers throughout the United States and internationally.
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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 11/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Fat Brain Toys, acquired Surprise Ride

synopsis: Fat Brain Toys, one of the nation's leading independent toy companies, announced the acquisition of Surprise Ride, a subscription box service originally featured on ABC's "Shark Tank". The company has developed more than 50 kits - crafts, STEM projects, and games to keep kids engaged without screen time - as part of a subscription box service.
buyer: Fat Brain Toys
Fat Brain Toys is one of the nation's leading independent toy companies. Unlike mainstream alternatives, Fat Brain Toys creates and curates quality toys, games, and clever gifts, and enables children to learn through pure, authentic play. "
target: Surprise Ride
Surprise Ride is a subscription box service originally featured on ABC's "Shark Tank". The company has developed more than 50 kits - crafts, STEM projects, and games to keep kids engaged without screen time - as part of a subscription box service.
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announced 4/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Babyshop, will acquire Lekmer AB

synopsis: Qliro Group, a leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region, has entered into an agreement to sell its subsidiary Lekmer AB to Babyshop, an online store in the Nordics for children's clothing. Lekmer is the largest online store for children in the Nordic countries. They focus on baby products, children’s clothes, toys, children’s furnishings.
buyer: Babyshop
Babyshop's vision is to be the best online store in the Nordics for children's clothing. They have more than 80,000 customers living in over 50 countries. Their product assortment is comprised of baby and children's clothes, shoes, toys, strollers, car seats, maternity clothes, accessories and more."
target parent: Qliro Group
target: Lekmer AB
Lekmer is the largest online store for children and young families in the Nordic countries. The business focuses on baby products, children’s clothes, toys, children’s furnishings and home decor. The company has online stores in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.
price ($mm)
$9.98
rev ($mm)
$56
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

BookAdda, acquired KoolSkool

synopsis: Delhi based online book store BookAdda.com has acquired KoolSkool, an online retailer providing a one-stop-shop for school going children, in a cash and stock deal.
buyer: BookAdda
Bookadda.com sells general books in various categories like fiction, non-fiction, mystery, self help, reference and biographies. It also offers books in management, computer, engineering and medical books catering to many university syllabi in India. "
target: KoolSkool
KoolSkool offers online retail of children's books, toys, learning aids, school supplies, hobby products as well as sports gear and apparel. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Bengaluru, India.
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closed 1/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

Grasshopper Toys, acquired Curious Minds Science Shop

synopsis: Grasshopper Toys, UK store with a focus on science toys, has acquired the online science shop Curious Minds, an international online science toy shop, featuring a wide range of science, nature, space and technology products.
buyer: Grasshopper Toys
Grasshopper Toys, based in Helensburgh, Scotland, has a focus on science toys and has won a number of distribution deals with some of the world’s biggest manufacturers of scientific toys. "
target: Curious Minds Science Shop
Curious Minds is an international online science toy shop, featuring a wide range of science, nature, space and technology products. Curious Minds was started by Alan and Lucy Richmond from their garden shed in 2004.
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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:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Tubi TV
Tubi is an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
price ($mm)
$490
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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 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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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
announced 3/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc., will acquire Daisuki

synopsis: Bandai Namco Holdings announced that they plan to acquire Anime Consortium Japan, which operates the Japanese anime streaming website Daisuki.net. Daisuke provides an official website for distributing Japanese anime to the world, as well as an e-commerce shop that sells a variety of anime products.
buyer: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc. (TSE:7832:$6,779.24)
BANDAI NAMCO's mission is to provide "Dreams, Fun and Inspiration," and their vision is to be "The Leading Innovator in Global Entertainment." They provide products and services in the Toys and Hobby Business, Network Entertainment Business, and Visual and Music Production Business. "
target: Daisuki
Anime Consortium Japan operates Daisuki.net, an official website for distributing Japanese anime to the world. They provide an online service that streams anime to an international audience. They also provide an e-commerce shop that sells a variety of anime products.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.1x
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closed 9/18/2020 via gamesindustry.biz

Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., acquired Reflector Entertainment

synopsis: Bandai Namco Entertainment, a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher, has acquired Reflector Entertainment, a transmedia company in Canada. Reflector creates universes that tell stories across multiple platforms. Their first product, Unknown 9, is a paranormal mystery that unfolds across novels, comics, podcasts and video games.
buyer parent: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.
Bandai Namco Entertainment is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher. Bandai Namco publishes and develops games for all major video game consoles, iOS, Android, and online platforms. Their top video game franchises include PAC-MAN, Tekken, Galaga, Ace Combat, and more. "
target: Reflector Entertainment
Reflector Entertainment is a transmedia company in Canada. Reflector creates expanding universes that tell stories across multiple platforms. Their first product, Unknown 9, is a paranormal mystery that unfolds across a wide variety of platforms, including novels, comics, podcasts and video games.
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$11
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sunrise Inc., will acquire Xebec Inc.

synopsis: Sunrise, one of Japan's largest animation studios, will acquire Xebec from IG Port, a Japanese company that produces and publishes anime and manga through its subsidiaries. Xebec is a Japanese animation studio. The studio has produced several popular animes such as Space Battleship Yamato 2199, Martian Successor Nadesico, Hana Kappa, and more.
buyer parent: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Sunrise Inc.
Sunrise is one of Japan's largest and best-known animation studios. The studio is renowned for their critically praised and popular original anime series. Their original series include Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Space Runaway Ideon, Armored Trooper Votoms, The Vision of Escaflowne, and much more. "
target parent: IG Port, Inc.
target: Xebec Inc.
Founded in 1995, Xebec is a Japanese animation studio. The studio has produced several popular animes such as Space Battleship Yamato 2199, Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202, Martian Successor Nadesico, Hana Kappa, and Future Card Buddyfight.
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announced 3/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc., will acquire Daisuki

synopsis: Bandai Namco Holdings announced that they plan to acquire Anime Consortium Japan, which operates the Japanese anime streaming website Daisuki.net. Daisuke provides an official website for distributing Japanese anime to the world, as well as an e-commerce shop that sells a variety of anime products.
buyer: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc. (TSE:7832:$6,779.24)
BANDAI NAMCO's mission is to provide "Dreams, Fun and Inspiration," and their vision is to be "The Leading Innovator in Global Entertainment." They provide products and services in the Toys and Hobby Business, Network Entertainment Business, and Visual and Music Production Business. "
target: Daisuki
Anime Consortium Japan operates Daisuki.net, an official website for distributing Japanese anime to the world. They provide an online service that streams anime to an international audience. They also provide an e-commerce shop that sells a variety of anime products.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.1x
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closed 9/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Little Orbit, LLC., acquired Vicious Cycle Software

synopsis: Worldwide video game publisher, Little Orbit, announced that it has acquired video game developer Vicious Cycle Software, a developer of quality licensed titles including Ben 10 Omniverse and Alien Force. Vicious Cycle is a premier developer of interactive entertainment software for multiple platforms.
buyer: Little Orbit, LLC.
Little Orbit is a worldwide video game publisher formed in January 2010 with a focus on licensed-based entertainment products. The company's emphasis is on working with popular creators to extend their vision into games through transmedia storytelling and engaging content for all gaming platforms. "
target parent: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
target: Vicious Cycle Software
Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. is a premier developer of interactive entertainment software and is also the developer of the Vicious Engine, a comprehensive and fully portable middleware solution for all platforms.
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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 11/16/2017 via PR Newswire

Dash Robotics, acquired Bots Alive

synopsis: Dash Robotics, a company that is building the backbone of connected toys by creating technology to reimagine what's possible for the world's leading toy and gaming brands, announced the acquisition of Bots Alive, a robotics and AI company that uses computer vision and machine learning to bring life-like behavior to toys.
buyer: Dash Robotics
Dash Robotics is creating the backbone of connected toys. Their Platform for Connected Toys enables rapid development of hardware, software and backend analytics, making it easy to transform traditional toys and brands for the digital age. "
target: Bots Alive
Bots Alive builds software for toy makers to create novel play experiences by transforming ordinary toys into autonomous characters that think and act for themselves. Bots Alive's technology is optimized for mobile devices enabling users to leverage their smartphones as the toy’s eyes and brain.
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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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announced 2/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Circle Graphics, will purchase Art Division from CafePress

synopsis: Circle Graphics, the world’s largest producer of grand-format digital graphics, will acquire the Art Division from CafePress Inc. The acquisition will allow Circle Graphics to enhance its Consumer Digital Printing Division by offering its retail and wholesale customers an expanded selection of curated content of more than 1.5 million images.
buyer: Circle Graphics
Circle Graphics is the world’s foremost producer of grand and large-format digital graphics. They are an industry leader in creating innovative products for outdoor advertising, business signage, wall decor, art reproduction, and the professional photography and art communities. "
seller: CafePress (PRSS:$78.48)
CafePress is the world's biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. CafePress's Art Division offers retail and wholesale customers a huge selection of images. The Art Division includes a 60,000-square-foot production facility in Raleigh, N.C.
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$32
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closed 11/9/2012 via PR Newswire

printed.com, acquired Goodprint

synopsis: Tangent Communications owner of printed.com; provider of sticker printing and general online printing services, has announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of the multi-national online company Goodprint for £10.2 million.
buyer parent: Tangent Communications plc
buyer: printed.com
printed.com is an online only printing store offering high quality printing of paper products, from business cards to postcards, stickers to luxury wedding stationery at an affordable rate. "
target: Goodprint
Goodprint is an online printer supplying high quality business cards, postcards and stationery. Goodprint allows users to design their own business cards, letterheads, compliment slips, postcards and labels online or upload their own design.
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$6
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Ticker: TSE:9468
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
Kadokawa Dwango Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates in publishing, film, publishing rights, and digital content businesses. It also engages in the planning, development, and operation of network entertainment contents and systems; and operation of video-sharing Website.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,840.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$70.12
EBIT ($mm)
$25.46
Net Income ($mm)
$257.26
Employees
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Ticker: SZSE:300431
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beijing Baofeng Technology Co., Ltd.
Beijing Baofeng Technology Co., Ltd. was established in January 2007 as China's largest Internet video broadcast platform.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$100.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.18
EBIT ($mm)
$24.78
Net Income ($mm)
$26.71
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Ticker: NasdaqCM:SJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scienjoy Holding Corporation
Scienjoy Holding Corporation
Founded in 2011, Scienjoy is a leading show live streaming video entertainment social platform in China. With more than 200 million registered users, Scienjoy currently operates three primary online live streaming brands with websites and mobile apps: Showself, Lehai, and Haixiu.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$136.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.27
EBIT ($mm)
$24.19
Net Income ($mm)
$23.21
Employees
0
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A089230
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The E&M Co., Ltd.
The E&M Co., Ltd.
The E&M Co., Ltd. is an entertainment and media company in Korea. The company operates two live streaming platforms in Korea, POPKON TV and CELUV TV. POPKON TV is designed for consumer use while CELUV TV is a platform that allows famous celebrities to interact and communicate with viewers.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.46
EBIT ($mm)
$1.37
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
204
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Ticker: WCST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wecast Network Inc
Wecast Network Inc
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.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$6.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.16)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
51
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Ticker: OTCPK:TVTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WhereverTV
WhereverTV
Founded in 2006, WhereverTV is the next generation subscription television service providing consumers with live-streaming, genre-specific, and in-language viewing choices from around the world, delivered to anywhere in the world, and through any internet enabled device.
year
2017
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Ticker: OTCPK:LSYN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liberated Syndication Inc.
Liberated Syndication Inc.
Liberated Syndication (Libsyn) is a world leading podcast hosting network. Libsyn has been providing publishers with distribution and monetization services since 2004. Their platform hosts over 5.8 million media files from more than 75,000 podcasts.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$25.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.44
EBIT ($mm)
$5.28
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
88
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Ticker: OM:MAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mavshack AB
Mavshack runs one of the world's fastest growing Internet TV services, providing Asian entertainment to audiences worldwide. The service is accessible via internet-connected device and currently have users in more than 80 countries.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5.51
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: VODOF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VODone LIMITED
VODone LIMITED
VODONE owns a complete set of licenses to operate video broadcasting on the Internet. VODONE owns the powerful broadcasting platform, and it has broadcast thousands of domestic and international political, economical, cultural and commercial activities over the Internet.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$7.53
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: MDVX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modavox, Inc.
Modavox, Inc. a pioneer in Internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offers innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Modavox delivers content straight to desktops and Internet-enabled devices.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
45
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Ticker: RTGV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures offers Music & Entertainment Technology Solutions and Digital Marketing Services. Harnessing the strength of its digital marketing agency, the company has applied its knowledge process in developing cutting edge technology platforms for web, mobile and tablet devices.
year
2010
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Ticker: OM:QLRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qliro Group
Qliro Group
Qliro Group is a leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region, and its operations constitute a leading Nordic e-commerce platform with attractive payment solutions. Qliro Group’s platform is used by more than 1,200 merchants, has around 250 million visits annually.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$505.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
910
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Ticker: A053280
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YES24 Co., Ltd.
YES24 Co., Ltd.
Yes24 Co., Ltd. engages in online shopping. Its businesses include tickets, gift items, ebooks, advertisement, movie operations, and other commodities.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$321.65
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.01
Net Income ($mm)
$5.79
Employees
418
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Ticker: AIM:SYQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SyQic Plc
SyQic Plc
Yoonic was developed by SyQic, one of the fastest growing Over-The-Top (OTT) IPTV managed services companies in Asia. Yoonic TV provides users with their favorite channels, movies, TV series and other video content direct to their mobile device or tablet of their choice.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$7.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.10
EBIT ($mm)
$0.97
Net Income ($mm)
$0.17
Employees
42
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Ticker: TSE:7832
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc.
BANDAI NAMCO's mission is to provide "Dreams, Fun and Inspiration," and their vision is to be "The Leading Innovator in Global Entertainment." They provide products and services in the Toys and Hobby Business, Network Entertainment Business, and Visual and Music Production Business.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$6,779.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$958.54
EBIT ($mm)
$724.58
Net Income ($mm)
$515.02
Employees
9052
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Ticker: FNKO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Funko, Inc.
Funko is a pop culture products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek to connect with their favorite pop culture brands.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$686.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.72
EBIT ($mm)
$64.61
Net Income ($mm)
$9.36
Employees
702
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Ticker: DB:99SC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Staramba SE
Staramba SE
Staramba provides 3D scan and statue printing services. They have established themselves as pioneers of lifelike 3D printed figurines both: celebrities as well as ordinary people. Their expertise lies on creating 3D printed figurines with the best raw materials and state of the art machines.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.46)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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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: PRTY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Party City
Party City Holdco Inc. designs, manufactures, contracts for manufacture and distributes party goods, including paper and plastic tableware, metallic and latex balloons, Halloween and other costumes, accessories, novelties, gifts and stationery throughout the world.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$2,302.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$361.82
EBIT ($mm)
$278.38
Net Income ($mm)
$113.19
Employees
14000
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Ticker: 002292
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., one of the largest animation and entertainment businesses in China, has years of experience in operating and creating value from animation.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$418.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$87.48
EBIT ($mm)
$81.02
Net Income ($mm)
$71.73
Employees
1000
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Ticker: NTEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NanoTech Entertainment
NanoTech Entertainment is a technology company that focuses on all aspects of the entertainment industry. With seven technology business units, focusing on 3D, Gaming, Content, Media & IPTV, Mobile Apps, and Manufacturing, the company has a unique business model.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.20)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.21)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCBB:EXAD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Experience Art and Design, Inc.
Experience Art and Design operates in the fine art and technology industry through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Chiurazzi Internazionale S.r.l., an Italian corporation which owns the Chiurazzi Foundry in Casoria, Italy.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.29
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.39)
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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)
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Ticker: ZVUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZVUE Corporation
ZVUE Corporation
HandHeld Entertainment is a digital-media-to-go company with a family of mass-market portable media players priced at mass-market prices as well as its own online video content store.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$5.51
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.28)
EBIT ($mm)
($15.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
25
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