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announced 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Viacom Inc., will acquire Porta dos Fundos

synopsis: Viacom International Media Networks, the international division of Viacom, announced an agreement to buy a majority stake in Brazil-based, indie comedy content producer Porta dos Fundos, the owner of a global top 10 most-subscribed entertainment YouTube channel.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target: Porta dos Fundos
Porta dos Fundos is a Brazilian shortform comedy content producer. They are known for creating shortform comedy sketches and TV programming and were founded in 2012.
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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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closed 8/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Omnia Media, Inc., acquired Wisecrack

synopsis: Blue Ant Media subsidiary and leading gaming content company, Omnia Media, has acquired Wisecrack, the digital video and podcasting company behind such shows as “Thug Notes,” and “The Philosophy of Everything,” as well as the “Rick and Morty” podcast “The Squanch.”
buyer parent: Blue Ant Media
buyer: Omnia Media, Inc.
Omnia Media is a leading gaming content company with a global reach of over 50 million monthly visitors and nearly three billion views a month via digital and OTT platforms such as YouTube, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitch, Amazon and Roku. "
target: Wisecrack
Wisecrack is the digital video and podcasting company behind such shows as “Thug Notes,” and “The Philosophy of Everything,” as well as the “Rick and Morty” podcast “The Squanch.”
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announced 7/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Spackman Entertainment Group Limited, will acquire Simplex Films

synopsis: Spackman Entertainment Group, one of Korea's leading entertainment production groups, will acquire Simplex Films, a film studio in South Korea. Simplex's first movie, Jesters: The Game Changers, is a historical comedy. Their other movies include A Bolt from the Blue, Irrevocable Promise, Our Superstar K, Happy Murder, Girl Crush, and Temptation.
buyer: Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (Catalist:4:$16.40)
Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“SEGL”) is a leading entertainment production company that is primarily engaged in the independent development, production, presentation, and financing of theatrical motion pictures in Korea. "
target: Simplex Films
Simplex Films is a film studio in South Korea. Simplex's first movie, Jesters: The Game Changers, is a historical comedy. Their other movies include A Bolt from the Blue, Irrevocable Promise, Our Superstar K, Happy Murder, Girl Crush, and Temptation.
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closed 2/13/2019 via PE Hub

Catapult Capital, acquired JibJab Media , Inc.

synopsis: Catapult Capital LLC announced the acquisition of Los Angeles-based JibJab, a leading independent provider of social expression content through branded satires, eCards, and messages. JibJab’s products enable millions of people to create and share personalized videos to celebrate holidays, capture moments, or just share hilarious greetings.
buyer: Catapult Capital
Catapult Capital is a San Francisco, CA-based private equity firm that focuses on investment opportunities in the lower middle market throughout the USA and Europe. Catapult specializes in “special situation” acquisitions, acquiring companies through corporate carve-outs or unique circumstances. "
target: JibJab Media , Inc.
Los Angeles-based JibJab is a leading independent provider of social expression content through branded satires, eCards, and messages. JibJab’s products enable millions of people to create and share personalized videos to celebrate holidays, capture moments, or just share hilarious greetings.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Imagine Entertainment LLC, acquired Jax Media, LLC

synopsis: Imagine Entertainment, a producer of television programs and other original programming has acquired Jax Media, a production company. Jax has produced auteur-driven comedy series and specials for modest budgets. Jax is home to TBS’ Full Frontal With Samantha Bee and Search Party, and Comedy Central’s Broad City and Inside Amy Schumer.
buyer: Imagine Entertainment LLC
Imagine Entertainment LLC produces films, television programs, and other original programming. Its past productions include A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile, Apollo 13, American Gangster, The Da Vinci Code, Liar, Backdraft, and Parenthood. "
target: Jax Media, LLC
Jax Media, a production company, produces auteur-driven comedy series and specials for modest budgets. Jax is home to TBS’ Full Frontal With Samantha Bee and Search Party, Comedy Central’s Broad City and Inside Amy Schumer and BET’s The Rundown with Robin Thede.
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closed 10/28/2014 via Reuters

Audible, Inc., acquired Rooftop Media, Inc.

synopsis: Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary, acquired online comedy service Rooftop Media. They record comedians at clubs across the country and licenses the digital rights to thousands of hours of comedy, which is broadcast either live or later on demand.
buyer parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Audible, Inc.
Audible, Inc., an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary, is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment on the internet, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. "
target parent: Azure Capital Partners
target: Rooftop Media, Inc.
Rooftop Media, Inc. produces interactive comedy programming and original comedy productions. It records live comedy performances from its network of comedy clubs in North America, Europe, and Australia; and distributes original comedy programming through various channels.
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closed 4/7/2014 via BNC Analysis

Lagardère Entertainment, acquired De Pere En Fils Productions SAS

synopsis: Lagardère Entertainment, a major player in the production and management of artistic content for television, has bought a majority stake in De Père En Fils. The company produces comedy-based programs in Paris, France.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Entertainment
Lagardère Entertainment handles all of the Lagardère group's audiovisual production activities. They are a major player in the production and management of artistic content for television and France’s largest producer of TV drama and comedy programs, unscripted programming and animated shows. "
target: De Pere En Fils Productions SAS
De Pere En Fils Productions produces comedy-based programs. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 7/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

Zodiak Media Group, acquired Bwark Productions Limited

synopsis: Zodiak Media Group has acquired Bwark, the indie producer of hit comedy The Inbetweeners. The deal is Zodiak’s Media Group’s first since its £150m acquisition of the RDF Media Group last summer. Bwark joins the group’s UK, Netherlands and Belgium division run by Divisional CEO Joely Fether.
buyer: Zodiak Media Group
Zodiak Media Group is one of the world’s leading creators, producers and distributors of content for TV, radio, new media and cinema.The Group is active in multiple genres including Factual, Entertainment, Reality, Game-show, Lifestyle, Documentary, Talk-show, Drama, Animation, Comedy and Film. "
target: Bwark Productions Limited
Bwark Productions was founded in 2004 by Iain Morris and Damon Beesley. Bwark is producer of the British sitcom, The Inbetweeners.
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closed 2/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mythical Entertainment, acquired Smosh, LLC

synopsis: Mythical Entertainment, the entertainment company formed by comedy show hosts Rhett & Link, has acquired Smosh, a long-running YouTube comedy brand. Smosh has over 24 million subscribers on its main channel and provides viewers with comedy sketches and parodies of internet and pop culture.
buyer: Mythical Entertainment
Mythical is an entertainment company, lifestyle brand, and creative collective made up of passionate people brought together by their love of comedy. Mythical develops and produces award-winning programming including the most popular online daily show, Good Mythical Morning with Rhett & Link. "
target: Smosh, LLC
Smosh is a long-running YouTube comedy brand. Smosh has over 24 million subscribers on its main channel and provides viewers with comedy sketches and parodies of internet and pop culture. Smosh also operates Smosh Games; a channel focused on video game content, and Smosh Pit; a variety channel.
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closed 5/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UMAX Group Corp, acquired Funny Media Group

synopsis: UMAX Group Corp. has announced the acquisition of Funny Media Group, LLC, a Los Angeles based, full scale media production company that specializes in the development of comedy shows in front of live audiences as well as related projects with well-known artists.
buyer: UMAX Group Corp (OTCPK:UMAX:$0.01)
UMAX Group Corp. is a Nevada corporation, with no current business operations. As of February 2020, tha Issuer has a new management team and is currently looking for appropriate business target to acquire and operate. At the current time, the Issuer is a "Blank Check Issuer". "
target: Funny Media Group
Funny Media Group is building a platform for the funniest entertainment in the world. Their Los Angeles facility was created for comedy shows with a live audience. They are producing 15- to 30-minute specials, for both up-and-coming and established comedians.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BusinessWire

Zazoom Media Group, LLC, acquired Ruckus Factory Digital Studios

synopsis: ZMG (Zazoom Media Group) announced that it has acquired Ruckus Factory Digital Studios, a Chicago-based content incubator and production studio specializing in comedy, lifestyle and documentary production. Ruckus Factory will join ZMG, a leading premium video creator and multi-platform content distributor.
buyer: Zazoom Media Group, LLC
Zazoom Media Group (ZMG) is a producer and distributor of short form news, lifestyle, and entertainment videos. ZMG was founded by Emmy award-winning journalists and their newsroom is built on those same industry-leading standards. "
target: Ruckus Factory Digital Studios
Ruckus Factory Digital Studios (RFDS) is a Chicago-based creative content incubator and production house, specializing in comedy, lifestyle and documentary video content. The company was started to embrace high-end production, without sacrificing storytelling in the process.
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closed 1/15/2013 via BNC Analysis

New Wave Entertainment, acquired P3 Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: New Wave Entertainment has acquired P3 Entertainment, an Emmy-winning production company specializing in sports. With the acquisition of the New York-based production company, New Wave will be opening a new office in Midtown Manhattan, making it a bi-coastal production, marketing, and management company.
buyer: New Wave Entertainment
New Wave Entertainment provides entertainment marketing and production services. It offers design, interactive, marketing, music, and production services. Its work includes 3D modeling and animation, behind-the-scenes, blu-ray and DVD games and menu design, blu-ray special features, and more. "
target: P3 Entertainment, Inc.
P3 Entertainment, Inc. is a full service production company, P3 produces, writes, directs and edits scripted comedy, reality and documentary content. Broadcast and digital clients include NBC, MTV, ESPN, MLB Network, VH-1, Hulu, Lifetime, iVillage, and Xbox Live.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, acquired Funwood Media

synopsis: Banijay Rights announces the acquisition of Funwood Media. Incorporating both of the businesses sub-brands, Funwood Media Italia and Funwood Media Ibérica. Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products
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: Funwood Media
Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products. Operating primarily across Italy and Spain, Funwood Media works with many of the leading players across both regions.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc. merged with CBS Corporation,

synopsis: ViacomCBS Inc. has announced the completion of the merger between CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, their brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11,696 [$19,932]
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$12,890
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$3,029
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, acquired MMC Studios

synopsis: Germany’s MMC Studios, which has hosted such recent international productions as Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller “7500” and Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes competition film “The Traitor,” is changing hands. Frankfurt-based investment company Novum Capital has acquired the facility in Cologne, one of Germany’s biggest film and TV studios.
buyer: Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Novum Capital is an independent and owner-operated investment firm with offices in London and Frankfurt. Their partners have wide-ranging experience in the Private Equity and Mezzanine industry and have founded Novum Capital to invest in European mid-sized companies and support them with capital. "
target parent: DUBAG
target: MMC Studios
MMC Studios is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
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closed 3/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnyMind Group, acquired Moindy Digital

synopsis: AnyMind Group, an AI solutions provider, has acquired a majority stake in Moindy Digital from TV Thunder Pcl, a television content producer and provider in Thailand. Moindy Digital is Thailand's #1 Multi Channel Network (MCN). Moindy manages celebrities, musicians, Youtubers, and influencers accounts that have over 300 million viewers.
buyer: AnyMind Group
AnyMind Group is an AI solutions provider across the advertising, marketing and human resource industries. AnyMind Group aims to power businesses and professionals with a suite of AI-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, enabling them to easily achieve greater scale and efficiency. "
target parent: TV Thunder Pcl
target: Moindy Digital
Moindy Digital is Thailand's #1 Multi Channel Network (MCN). Moindy manages celebrities, musicians, Youtubers, and influencers accounts that have over 300 million viewers. Moindy has over 500 YouTube and LINE TV channels within its network, with a reach of more than 30,000,000 subscribers.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kumpulan Utusan, acquired Media House Entertainment Sdn Bhd

synopsis: The Utusan Group, a media conglomerate in Malaysia, has acquired a 60% stake in Media House Entertainment (MHE TV), an entertainment news portal in Malyasia that provides trending news and videos. MHE TV offers the latest news about actors, singers, and other celebrities. MHE TV also offers news and articles about food and travel.
buyer: Kumpulan Utusan (KLSE:UTUSA:$47.46)
The Utusan Group is a media conglomerate in Malaysia. The group is engaged in publishing, printing, advertising, and online services. Their key newspapers include Utusan Malaysia, Mingguan Malaysia, Kosmo! and Kosmo! Ahad. The group also publishes the Mastika, Saji, Infiniti and Wanita magazines. "
target: Media House Entertainment Sdn Bhd
Media House Entertainment (MHE TV) is an entertainment news portal in Malyasia that provides trending news and videos. MHE TV offers the latest news about actors, singers, and other celebrities. MHE TV also offers news and articles about food and travel.
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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 8/7/2018 via BusinessWire

WarnerMedia, acquired Otter Media

synopsis: AT&T has acquired The Chernin Group’s controlling interest in Otter Media, the joint venture between the two companies. Otter Media, a leading subscription, advertising and content company, comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Ellation, Crunchyroll and VRV, Fullscreen, and Rooster Teeth. Otter Media will be a part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (NYSE:TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is comprised of HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. Together, these business units are leaders in the industry in creating premium content, operate one of the world’s largest TV and film studios and own a vast library of entertainment. WarnerMedia is one of four distinct business units of AT&T."
target parent: The Chernin Group
target: Otter Media
Otter Media, a leading subscription, advertising and content company, comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Ellation, an online subscription video service provider, with offerings under the Crunchyroll and VRV brands, as well as a full-service digital media company, Fullscreen, and Rooster Teeth.
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announced 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Viacom Inc., will acquire Porta dos Fundos

synopsis: Viacom International Media Networks, the international division of Viacom, announced an agreement to buy a majority stake in Brazil-based, indie comedy content producer Porta dos Fundos, the owner of a global top 10 most-subscribed entertainment YouTube channel.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target: Porta dos Fundos
Porta dos Fundos is a Brazilian shortform comedy content producer. They are known for creating shortform comedy sketches and TV programming and were founded in 2012.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc. merged with CBS Corporation,

synopsis: ViacomCBS Inc. has announced the completion of the merger between CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, their brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries.
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nickelodeon, will acquire Paws, Inc.

synopsis: Nickelodeon, an American pay television network, is to acquire Paws, Inc., a company founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis, as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom and is based in New York City. "
target: Paws, Inc.
Paws, Inc. was founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis, as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.
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closed 3/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Nickelodeon, acquired Sparkler

synopsis: Nickelodeon has acquired Sparkler, a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children.[1] It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. "
target: Sparkler
Sparkler is a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
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closed 3/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Viacom Inc., acquired Pluto TV

synopsis: Viacom Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the U.S. Viacom continues to create entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, our brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries. "
target: Pluto TV
Pluto TV is the leading free streaming television service in America, delivering 100+ live and original channels and thousands of on-demand movies in partnership with major TV networks, movie studios, publishers, and digital media companies.
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closed 11/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MTV Networks, acquired SnowGlobe Music Festival

synopsis: MTV has acquired SnowGlobe Music Festival, the nation’s premier outdoor New Year’s Eve music festival. The annual, three-day event takes place December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe, California and welcomes more than 20,000 fans each day with a mix of musical performances, live action sports, and interactive art exhibitions.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios. "
target: SnowGlobe Music Festival
SnowGlobe Music Festival is the nation’s premier outdoor New Year’s Eve music festival. The annual, three-day event takes place December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe and welcomes more than 20,000 fans each day with a mix of musical performances, live action sports, and interactive art exhibitions.
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closed 10/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cheddar, acquired RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: Streaming news company Cheddar has acquired RateMyProfessors.com, the Viacom-owned site where students go online to rate and review their professors and schools across the U.S. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online destination for professor ratings. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
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announced 7/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Viacom Inc., will acquire AwesomenessTV

synopsis: Viacom confirmed it’s acquiring digital media company AwesomenessTV, whose network reaches 158 million subscribers and approximately 300 million monthly views. AwesomenessTV’s studio has put out Emmy-winning content, and has developed a library of over 200 hours of long-form TV series and feature films.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV is a TV network that reaches 158 million subscribers and approximately 300 million monthly views. AwesomenessTV’s studio has put out Emmy-winning content, and has developed a library of over 200 hours of long-form TV series and feature films.
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd., acquired Viacom 18 Media Private Limited

synopsis: Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-controlled TV18 Broadcast Ltd (Network18) has gained a majority stake in Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd,. Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd, based in Mumbai, is a joint venture between the US-based Viacom, Inc. and Indian Network18 Group. It currently has 44 television channels across 80 countries in six languages.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd. (BSE:532798:$218.16)
Network18 Media is a leading media and entertainment company in India, with interests in television, internet, filmed entertainment, digital commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. Through its subsidiary 'TV18 Broadcast Limited', the group operates news channels. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: Viacom 18 Media Private Limited
Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd, based in Mumbai, is a joint venture between the US-based Viacom, Inc. and Indian Network18 Group. It currently has 44 television channels across 80 countries in six languages, and has diversified into five lines: Broadcast, digital, films, merchandise, and live events.
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announced 1/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Viacom Inc., will acquire WhoSay Inc.

synopsis: Leading global media company Viacom said it has agreed to acquire influence marketing company WhoSay. WhoSay creates campaigns for marketers that feature talent ranging from A-list actors to online celebrities to pets to deliver messages over social media. The company uses data and technology to reach its target audience.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target: WhoSay Inc.
WhoSay is a leading influence marketing company. WhoSay creates campaigns for marketers that feature talent ranging from A-list actors to online celebrities to pets to deliver messages over social media. The company uses data and technology to reach its target audience and measure its performance.
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announced 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Viacom Inc., will acquire Porta dos Fundos

synopsis: Viacom International Media Networks, the international division of Viacom, announced an agreement to buy a majority stake in Brazil-based, indie comedy content producer Porta dos Fundos, the owner of a global top 10 most-subscribed entertainment YouTube channel.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target: Porta dos Fundos
Porta dos Fundos is a Brazilian shortform comedy content producer. They are known for creating shortform comedy sketches and TV programming and were founded in 2012.
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closed 11/15/2016 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc., acquired Telefe

synopsis: Leader of global media, Viacom Inc. announced the acquisition of Telefónica S.A.'s subsidiary; Telefe, one of the main free-to-air channels in Argentina. The transaction adds one of Argentina’s most popular television networks and biggest content producers to Viacom’s fast-growing portfolio of international TV networks and digital properties.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target parent: Telefonica S.A.
target: Telefe
Televisión Federal S.A. (Telefe) is a leader in the production, distribution and sale of content and multiplatform services in Argentina. It holds nine broadcast TV licenses and two channels; one national and one International with more than 10 million subscribers.
price ($mm)
$345
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closed 4/4/2016 via BusinessWire

BET Networks, acquired Soul Train

synopsis: BET Networks, a division of Viacom announced it has acquired Soul Train from InterMedia Partners and The Yucaipa Companies. The assets acquired include one of the largest libraries of African American, music-oriented content in the world, including over 1,100 television episodes and 40 television specials.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: BET Networks
BET, a subsidiary of Viacom, Inc., is the nation's leading television network providing entertainment, music, news and public affairs programming for the African-American audience. The BET Network reaches more than 79 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean."
target parent: InterMedia Partners
target: Soul Train
Soul Train is a long-running, music-related, syndicated television program. Soul Train has primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, and hip hop artists, although jazz musicians and gospel singers have also appeared. The program was created by Don Cornelius.
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closed 10/7/2014 via BusinessWire

TotallyHer Media, acquired AfterEllen.com

synopsis: TotallyHer, a leading digital media, marketing and sales organization dedicated to women and their families, announces the acquisition of leading lesbian lifestyle and community site, AfterEllen.com, from Viacom.
buyer parent: Evolve Media Corp
buyer: TotallyHer Media
TotallyHer is a leading digital media, marketing and sales organization dedicated to women and their families. Committed to Everything She Loves, TotallyHer Media publishes a portfolio of award-winning women's, youth, and family properties. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: AfterEllen.com
AfterEllen.com is a leading lesbian lifestyle and community site. They provide a fun, feminist perspective on entertainment with an emphasis on the visibility of queer women. AfterEllen.com provides a fun, feminist perspective on entertainment with an emphasis on the visibility of queer women.
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closed 6/9/2014 via GlobeNewswire

DEFY Media, LLC., acquired Viacom Digital Gaming

synopsis: DEFY Media, LLC., a leading creator and distributor of digital content, and Viacom Inc. announced that DEFY has acquired Viacom's gaming focused digital properties Addicting Games, GameTrailers and Shockwave.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: DEFY Media, LLC.
DEFY Media is the definitive media company for the digital generation, formed by the 2013 merger of Alloy Digital and Break Media. The world's top brands partner with DEFY to build immersive advertising solutions that deliver unparalleled access to this influential audience. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: Viacom Digital Gaming
Viacom's gaming focused digital properties include Addicting Games, GameTrailers and Shockwave. Addicting Games is one of the largest source of the best free online games. Shockwave has more than 1,800 games, with new ones added each week. GameTrailers offers high-resolution video game trailers.
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closed 9/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc., acquired Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited

synopsis: Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc., announced the completion of its £450M acquisition of Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited from Northern & Shell Media Group. Channel 5 launched as Britain's fifth public service broadcaster in March 1997 and reaches 4 in 5 of the UK viewing public each month.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target parent: Northern & Shell Network Ltd.
target: Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited
Channel 5 is one of British television’s biggest brands, and the only commercial public service broadcaster to consistently grow viewership share in recent years. Channel 5’s diverse programming slate is viewed by more than 80% of the UK population each month.
price ($mm)
$760
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announced 4/2/2014 via BusinessWire

AwesomenessTV, will acquire Big Frame

synopsis: AwesomenessTV, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global teen community, announced that it has agreed to acquire the YouTube multi-channel network Big Frame, a pioneer in digital talent and influencer management.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV, a leading multi-platform media company serving the global teen audience and one of the most subscribed to teen destinations on YouTube, is a wholly owned subsidiary of DreamWorks Animation. "
target: Big Frame
Big Frame is a leading media company in the YouTube entertainment space. Big Frame has amassed an impressive stable of top-tier influencers with more than 300 talent-run channels, which deliver more than 39 million YouTube subscribers and 3.4 billion views.
price ($mm)
$15
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announced 7/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Viacom Inc., will acquire MTV Italia S.r.l.

synopsis: Telecom Italia Media announced an agreement to sell its 51 percent stake in MTV Italia to Viacom International Media Networks, giving the US company full control of the Italian music channel.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom connects with diverse audiences everywhere they are. As a leading global entertainment content company, they know what their viewers want and proudly deliver it across the globe through television, motion pictures and a wide range of digital media. "
target parent: Telecom Italia
target: MTV Italia S.r.l.
MTV Italia S.r.l. is an Italian music channel. MTV Italia also provides online entertainment and pop culture content, including music, music videos and performances.
price ($mm)
$18*
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closed 5/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

NextMovie, acquired Film.com

synopsis: NextMovie announced the acquisition of the popular movie site Film.com, a deal that expands NextMovie’s audience and broadens its reach for advertisers.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: NextMovie
NextMovie is a movie site that provides film editorial content, from reviews to interviews to photos. "
target: Film.com
Film.com owns and operates online movie portal. The portal offers information about new movies in theaters, upcoming releases and trailers, film reviews, and ratings.
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announced 5/9/2012 via Reuters

Viacom Inc., will acquire La7

synopsis: Telecom Italia SpA, announced it will sell LA7 to Viacom. La7 is an Italian private television channel owned by Telecom Italia Media and operated by Telecom Italia. Its programs are typically oriented to information, rather than entertainment, and they look for a qualitative approach, instead of seeking higher TV ratings.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom connects with diverse audiences everywhere they are. As a leading global entertainment content company, they know what their viewers want and proudly deliver it across the globe through television, motion pictures and a wide range of digital media. "
target parent: Telecom Italia
target: La7
La7 is an Italian private television channel owned by Telecom Italia Media and operated by Telecom Italia. Its programs are typically oriented to information, rather than entertainment, and they look for a qualitative approach, instead of seeking higher TV ratings.
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closed 12/23/2010 via BNC Analysis

Columbus Nova, acquired Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Viacom Inc. has announced that it has sold Harmonix Music Systems to Harmonix-SBE Holdings LLC, an affiliate of Columbus Nova, LLC. Harmonix is the leading maker of music-based games including the Rock Band music video game franchise.
buyer: Columbus Nova
Founded in 2000, Columbus Nova is a multi-strategy investment firm managing over $10.0 billion of assets through its own funds and affiliated portfolio companies. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Harmonix is a videogame development company. The company specializes in music-based games and is renowned for groundbreaking design innovation. Harmonix began to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music.
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announced 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Viacom Inc., will acquire Porta dos Fundos

synopsis: Viacom International Media Networks, the international division of Viacom, announced an agreement to buy a majority stake in Brazil-based, indie comedy content producer Porta dos Fundos, the owner of a global top 10 most-subscribed entertainment YouTube channel.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target: Porta dos Fundos
Porta dos Fundos is a Brazilian shortform comedy content producer. They are known for creating shortform comedy sketches and TV programming and were founded in 2012.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, acquired Funwood Media

synopsis: Banijay Rights announces the acquisition of Funwood Media. Incorporating both of the businesses sub-brands, Funwood Media Italia and Funwood Media Ibérica. Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products
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: Funwood Media
Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products. Operating primarily across Italy and Spain, Funwood Media works with many of the leading players across both regions.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc. merged with CBS Corporation,

synopsis: ViacomCBS Inc. has announced the completion of the merger between CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, their brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11,696 [$19,932]
rev ($mm)
$12,890
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,029
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, acquired MMC Studios

synopsis: Germany’s MMC Studios, which has hosted such recent international productions as Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller “7500” and Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes competition film “The Traitor,” is changing hands. Frankfurt-based investment company Novum Capital has acquired the facility in Cologne, one of Germany’s biggest film and TV studios.
buyer: Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Novum Capital is an independent and owner-operated investment firm with offices in London and Frankfurt. Their partners have wide-ranging experience in the Private Equity and Mezzanine industry and have founded Novum Capital to invest in European mid-sized companies and support them with capital. "
target parent: DUBAG
target: MMC Studios
MMC Studios is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
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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 5/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sonar Entertainment, Inc., acquired Tricon Films and Television, Inc.

synopsis: Sonar Entertainment, the company behind such series as FX’s Taboo and AMC’s The Son, is expanding into non-scripted and kids and family content with the acquisition of L.A.-based indie producer-distributor Tricon Films & Television’s assets.
buyer: Sonar Entertainment, Inc.
Sonar Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment studio that develops, produces, finances and distributes premium content for global audiences. Sonar Entertainment is the company behind such series as FX’s Taboo and AMC’s The Son. "
target: Tricon Films and Television, Inc.
Tricon Films & Television is widely recognized as a leading independent producer and distributor in the global marketplace. Tricon creates engaging high-quality award winning content for companies including Scripps Networks, A&E, Showtime, NBC Universal, Shaw Media, Corus Entertainment and more.
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announced 4/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Hannover House will be merged with Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.,

synopsis: Feature Film Production Company Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. and specialty theatrical and home video distributor Hannover House, Inc. have confirmed plans to merge operations under a stock-swap and financing plan, scheduled to be effective as of May 1, 2017.
buyer: Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. (OTCPK:CRIM:$0.63)
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. (OTC: CRIM) is a Feature Film Production Company. Formed in 2010, and financed with investment capital and presales from China, Crimson Forest Entertainment has successfully financed and acquired several films for international and North America distribution. "
target: Hannover House (OTCPK:HHSE:$2.68)
Hannover House, Inc. is a specialty theatrical and home video distributor. Hannover House, Inc. has direct distribution relationships for all major theatre circuits, principal media outlets, and wholesale access to major home video retailers and mass merchants.
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closed 1/6/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Carolco Pictures, acquired Carolco Pictures

synopsis: Tarek Kirschen, the CEO of Carolco Pictures, Inc., has taken control of the company. Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
buyer: Carolco Pictures (OTCPK:CRCO:$0.91)
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo. "
target: Carolco Pictures (OTCPK:CRCO:$0.91)
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 9/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Obsev Studios, acquired Shandy Media

synopsis: Leading producers in original video content production, Shandy Media announced that its existing portfolio, including a prolific video production studio and existing brands: The Fumble, Hollyscoop, ModaMob, and The Savory, have been acquired by Obsev Studios
buyer: Obsev Studios
Obsev Studios is a media company created for a digital generation obsessed with everything entertainment, sports, food, style, and pop culture. Obsev.com tells the stories that their connected audience craves through original programming and cutting edge articles. "
target: Shandy Media
Shandy Media is a compulsive digital media company with awesome content for the O.M.G. (Obsessive Millennial Generation). Brands include: The Fumble (sports), Hollyscoop (celebrity news), ModaMob (fashion and beauty), and The Savory (food).
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announced 7/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Zodiak Media Group will be merged with Banijay Group,

synopsis: Leading international entertainment entities Banijay Group and Zodiak Media have agreed terms to unite their complementary catalogues and production units. The new Group will now have a footprint in more than 18 territories producing entertainment, drama, factual, reality entertainment, docu-drama, children’s and animation programming.
buyer: Banijay Group
The Banijay Group is a content creation company for television and multimedia platforms. With leading production entities in more than a dozen territories, the Group is engaged in strategic partnerships with innovative creative talent around the world. "
target parent: The De Agostini Group
target: Zodiak Media Group
Zodiak Media is the leading independent in entertainment, factual, drama and kids, with over 45 local brands operating in 15 countries. Creating, producing, and selling content across all key genres and broadcast platforms, Zodiak Media owns major properties such as Millennium, Wife Swap, and more.
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closed 11/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Fisher King Production Oy, acquired Omega Film AB

synopsis: Fisher King Production, a company that produces feature films and TV-drama productions for local and international markets, has acquired 55% of Omega Film AB. OmegaFilm produces features and web films for the Swedish market.
buyer: Fisher King Production Oy
Fisher King Production produces feature films and TV-drama productions for local and international markets. They keep their focus on genre driven productions and combine modern production techniques with the good old storytelling tradition. "
target: Omega Film AB
OmegaFilm produces features and web films for the Swedish market. The objective is to make films that engages the audience. They collaborate with the major regional resource centers, Filmpool Nord, Film i Skåne and Film i Väst.
price ($mm)
$0.01
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closed 5/31/2013 via Market Wire

Revision3, acquired Defranco Creative

synopsis: DeFranco Creative was acquired by Discovery Communications' online television network Revision3. As part of the acquisition, DeFranco, the wildly popular YouTube host and producer, will himself become part of the Revision3 programming leadership team as a Senior Vice President of Phil DeFranco Networks and Merchandise.
buyer parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
buyer: Revision3
Revision3 is the television network for the Internet generation, creating & producing original episodic community-driven programs. It receives 250 million monthly views & has 30 million unique viewers, offering shows about technology, science, modern culture, video games, entertainment & comedy. "
target: DeFranco Creative
DeFranco Creative is a production house built by entertainer Philip DeFranco. The Philip DeFranco Show is a daily source of news and commentary about the world for more than 2.5 million subscribers, with DeFranco tackling everything from the latest buzz to new tech gadgets.
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announced 10/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

DUBAG, will acquire Magic Media Company TV

synopsis: Deutsche Unternehmensbeteiligungen AG (DUBAG) based in Munich, Germany, has been chosen as acquirer of Magic Media Company TV-Produktionsgesellschaft mbH (MMC). Since 1991, MMC as an independent media centre offers optimal production conditions for film-, TV- and event-projects.
buyer: DUBAG
DUBAG - Deutsche Unternehmensbeteiligungen AG is a private equity firm specialising in industry consolidation, unresolved successor arrangements, non core business divestitures, and liquidating companies. "
target: Magic Media Company TV
Magic Media Company is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/23/2012 via Market Watch

DreamWorks Animation LLC, will acquire Classic Media Inc

synopsis: DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Classic Media, owner of one of the most extensive portfolios featuring many of the best-known and most-enduring franchises in all of family entertainment for $155 million in cash.
buyer: DreamWorks Animation LLC (DWA:$989.92)
Dreamworks SKG is a leading producer of live-action motion pictures, animated feature films, network, and cable television programming, home video and DVD entertainment and consumer products. Steven Spielberg, Jeffery Katzenberg and David Geffen launched DreamWorks SKG in October 1994. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Classic Media Inc
Classic Media is a leader in reinventing the entertainment classics of yesterday and creating the classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop culture entertainment brands.
price ($mm)
$155
rev ($mm)
$82
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/18/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Alloy Digital Network, acquired Clevver Media LLC

synopsis: Alloy Digital, LLC, a leading next generation media company for the 12-34 demographic and a top-10 video network, announced that it has acquired YouTube's top entertainment news provider, Clevver Media. With the move, Alloy Digital's owned and operated channels ascend to No. 1 in total YouTube subscribers.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: Alloy Digital Network
Alloy Digital, a division of Alloy, Inc., controls the largest media and advertising network of young adult- targeted websites, reaching more than 43% of P12-34 internet users. Alloy Digital delivers digital campaigns for FORTUNE 500 advertisers and has received multiple industry accolades. "
target: Clevver Media LLC
Clevver Media, an innovative video content provider, aggregates, creates and produces online content for distribution through its multi-platform outlets including YouTube and Facebook. Clevver Media is a Top 10 YouTube content provider.
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closed 3/30/2012 via PR Newswire

Hallmark Cards, Inc., acquired SpiritClips

synopsis: Hallmark Cards, Inc., announced the acquisition of SpiritClips, a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. Its founder is an Academy Award winning producer of such great films as "Rudy" and "Hoosiers."
buyer: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in 38,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. It reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable's Hallmark Channels. "
target: SpiritClips
SpiritClips is a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. The company features high quality short films online and on DVD for retail sale and license.
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closed 1/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Shine Group, acquired ChannelFlip Media Limited

synopsis: Shine Group announced the acquisition of online broadcaster and original content producers, ChannelFlip. As part of Shine Group, the existing ChannelFlip team will continue to produce original content for online platforms.
buyer: Shine Group
Shine Group is the UK's largest independent production company. The company's core business spans television production, scripted and unscripted formats, film development and production, digital production and international sales and distribution. "
target: ChannelFlip Media Limited
ChannelFlip Media Limited provides short form Web video content for online viewing. The company serves entertainment, automotive, FMCG, public sector, and technology industries. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Oxford, United Kingdom.
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closed 3/7/2011 via New York Times

YouTube, acquired Next New Networks, Inc.

synopsis: YouTube, the video site owned by Google, has formally announced that it has acquired Next New Networks, a Web video production company founded in 2007, in its biggest effort yet to move beyond short, quirky home videos to professionally produced content.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
Founded in February 2005, YouTube is a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips on www.YouTube.com and across the Internet through websites, blogs, and e-mail. "
target: Next New Networks, Inc.
Next New Networks is the leading provider of original entertainment programming for the Internet. The company is redefining entertainment by championing the next generation of show creators, helping build their audiences, capabilities, and paths to revenue.
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closed 8/9/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Premiere Publishing Group, Inc., acquired BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of Bold TV Corporation in its Bold Acquisition Corp. subsidiary. Bold TV is an internet based television network which just recently launched its flagship show "Who the Hell is Dan Bruder?"
buyer: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPBL:$0.00)
Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG) was a magazine publishing company. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company discontinued all of its publishing activities. As of September 30, 2008, the Company’s operations consisted of completing a business combination with an operating company. "
target: BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.
Bold TV Corporation is an Internet Based Television Network and Production Company involved in the proprietary development, scripting and production of original cutting edge programming for distribution over the Internet.
price ($mm)
$0.06
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closed 2/15/2010 via Company Description

UBC Media Group plc, acquired Above The Title Production Limited

synopsis: Above The Title (ATT) announces that it has been acquired by UBC Media Group Plc. ATT will continue to be led by Simon Clegg, chief executive, and Adam Bromley, creative director, who will work with the same creative team. Contact details remain unchanged.
buyer: UBC Media Group plc
UBC Media Group is the market leader in the supply of audio content and broadcast data software to the radio industry in the UK. "
target: Above The Title Production Limited
Above The Title Productions Limited produces drama, comedy, factual, and entertainment programming for broadcast partners. It produces programmes for radio and television broadcasters, as well as audio podcasts and other programming for corporate clients.
price ($mm)
$0.13
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
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National Lampoon
National Lampoon
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$7.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALCHI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alchimie S.A.S.
Alchimie S.A.S.
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$40.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.64)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
97
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carolco Pictures
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. (OTC: CRIM) is a Feature Film Production Company. Formed in 2010, and financed with investment capital and presales from China, Crimson Forest Entertainment has successfully financed and acquired several films for international and North America distribution.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.63
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: DLPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dolphin Entertainment
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. They produce original feature films and digital programming primarily aimed at family and young adult markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$24.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
159
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Ticker: ENXTPA:EN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bouygues SA
Bouygues SA
Bouygues is a diversified group, structured by a strong corporate culture and whose businesses are organized around three activities: Construction with Bouygues Construction (BTP and Energies & Services), Bouygues Immobilier and Colas (Routes), Telecoms with Bouygues Telecom and Media with TF1.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$41,613.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,421.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,279.78
Net Income ($mm)
$843.36
Employees
133197
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Ticker: SEHK:1137
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Hong Kong Television Network Limited
Hong Kong Television Network Limited, formerly City Telecom (H.K.) Limited, is engaged in the multimedia business. The Company's multimedia business includes its offer of free television programming through its over-the-top (OTT) platform, and its online shopping business, HKTV Mall.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$24.02
EBITDA ($mm)
($36.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($42.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
394
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Ticker: GIGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GigaMedia Limited
GigaMedia Limited
GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Through its subsidiary Cambridge Entertainment Software, the Company develops software for online entertainment services, including the global online gaming market.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$10.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($11.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.16
Employees
251
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Ticker: OM:GCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaming Corps
Gaming Corps is a Swedish gaming company with close ties to Hollywood. Their team of top-notch developers come from all corners of the world, and are active within both gaming and casino.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.74
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BIT:CDG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casta Diva Group
Casta Diva Group is a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events. The Group is the world’s most extensive network of advertising film and event production.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carolco Pictures
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. (OTC: CRIM) is a Feature Film Production Company. Formed in 2010, and financed with investment capital and presales from China, Crimson Forest Entertainment has successfully financed and acquired several films for international and North America distribution.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.63
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: US:NLMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Lampoon
National Lampoon
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$7.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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Ticker: OTCPK:HDUP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HeadsUp Entertainment International, Inc.
HeadsUp Entertainment International, Inc.
HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. is a global media and entertainment company engaged in the creation of branded entertainment through the development, production and marketing of televised programming based on poker and other entertainment themes.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.09
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prime Focus Ltd.
Prime Focus Ltd.
Prime Focus Ltd. is the world’s largest integrated media services powerhouse. They provide end-to-end creative services, technology products & services, production services and post production services to Studios, Broadcast and Advertising Industries.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$173.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.22
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5500
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Ticker: OTCPK:SRMX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media is an advanced media company operating three divisions: Saddle Ranch Pictures, which produces films; Saddle Ranch TV, which produces documentaries; and Saddle Ranch Digital, which produces award-winning educational content for place-based media networks.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: LGF.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lionsgate
Lionsgate
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,339.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$456.20
EBIT ($mm)
$184.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1443
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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: SHSE:600977
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Film Co., Ltd.
China Film Co., Ltd. engages in the production and distribution of films in China. The company also produces television programs; operates and manages theaters; and provides film screening, marketing, and brokerage services.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,125.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.05
EBIT ($mm)
$181.35
Net Income ($mm)
$151.78
Employees
3776
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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
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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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: 300027
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation engages in the production, issuing, and derivative businesses of movies, television plays, and music in China and internationally.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$607.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$125.44
EBIT ($mm)
$114.91
Net Income ($mm)
$116.24
Employees
2329
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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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