Like Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake

announced 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

DHX Media Ltd., will purchase Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake from Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

synopsis: DHX Media Ltd. (or the “Company”) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group Inc. (“Iconix”), which includes both an 80% controlling interest in Peanuts and 100% of Strawberry Shortcake. The remaining 20% interest in Peanuts will continue to be held by members of the family of Charles M. Schulz.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. "
seller: Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (ICON:$359.51)
The Peanuts brand, a global phenomenon, has a strong, diversified global licensing program in approximately 100 territories with approximately 1,120 licensees. A global girls’ property, Strawberry Shortcake is truly a timeless brand, continuing to resonate with young girls and their mothers.
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closed 7/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Terapin Studios, acquired Toomics

synopsis: Terapin Studios, a global media group that produces movies, dramas, and animations based on webtoon IPs, has acquired Toomics, one of the top webcomics platforms in South Korea. Toomics offers a variety of webtoons localized in 11 languages. Their comics cover a variety of genres, including drama, romance, BL, action, comedy, horror, and more.
buyer parent: NPX Capital
buyer: Terapin Studios
Terapin Studios is a global media group that produces movies, dramas, and animations based on webtoon IPs. Terapin Studios aims to to change the way the world consumes and experiences content. Their productions include Black, Without Going Crazy, Neronerotown, Fortress, and more. "
target: Toomics
Toomics is one of the top webcomics platforms in South Korea. Toomics has a strong global presence and offers a variety of webtoons localized in 11 languages. Their comics cover a variety of genres, including drama, romance, BL, action, comedy, horror, sci-fi, and more.
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closed 6/22/2022 via Company Press Release

David C Cook, acquired Corvus Comics

synopsis: David C Cook announced the acquisition of comic book creation studio Corvus Comics as a part of its ongoing effort to reach the next generation with innovative storytelling methods. Corvus Comics is a one-stop-shop for products, offering standard books, comic books, graphic novels, and super limited edition comics with foils, UV coating, and more.
buyer: David C Cook
David C Cook is a global nonprofit ministry equipping individuals and church leaders with vital learning and worship resources. David C Cook’s desire is for individuals and faith groups to experience the transforming power of the gospel through music and media. "
target: Corvus Comics
Corvus Comics is a comic book creation studio. They are a one-stop-shop for products; from concept art and story boarding to the finished product. Corvus Comics produces standard books, comic books, graphic novels, and super limited edition comics with foils, UV coating, metal covers, and more.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Sumerian Records LLC, acquired Behemoth Entertainment LLC

synopsis: Ash Avildsen’s Sumerian Records & Films has acquired independent comic book publisher and gaming company Behemoth Entertainment. In their first year, Behemoth sold more than 500,000 books and is currently eighth in total market share among English-language comic book publishers in revenue generated.
buyer: Sumerian Records LLC
Sumerian Records is known as an indie label for rock, alternative, and metal with several recent Grammy nominations. Entertainment arm Sumerian Films’ feature American Satan was distributed by Miramax and Showtime. "
target: Behemoth Entertainment LLC
Behemoth Entertainment is a multinational entertainment company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. They publish tens of thousands of comic books and graphic novels every month. They also publish video games on Valve's Steam platform, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and the Nintendo Switch.
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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.
price ($mm)
$11
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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 5/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

LinkSure Literature, acquired Manman app

synopsis: LinkSure Literature, a Chinese online novel reading platform, has acquired Manman, a mobile comic platform in China. Maman provides users with excellent comics by Chinese cartoonists. Manman has over 980 original comics on its app, of which 315 are exclusive.
buyer: LinkSure Literature
LinkSure Literature is a Chinese online novel reading platform. LinkSure Literature's mobile app uses a free reading model with online advertisements, allowing users to read novels for free. LinkSure Literature offers a variety of literature, from wuxia literature, urban life to fantasy stories. "
target: Manman app
Manman is a mobile comic platform in China. Maman provides users with excellent comics by Chinese cartoonists. Manman has over 980 original comics on its app, of which 315 are exclusive. Maman is one of the top 3 comic apps in China and has an active monthly user base of over 7 million.
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announced 5/8/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Oni Press will be merged with Lion Forge Comics,

synopsis: Independent comics publishers Lion Forge and Oni Press will merge under the majority ownership of Polarity, a newly formed media entertainment entity launched by Lion Forge cofounder Dave Steward II. Both Lion Forge and Oni Press are noted for publishing comics and graphic novels aimed at women, people of color, and the LGBTQ community.
buyer parent: Polarity LTD
buyer: Lion Forge Comics
Lion Forge is a trans-media studio with a focus on comics publishing across all age groups. Lion Forge strives to publish titles that reflect the diversity of our world in the characters, the creators, and the Lion Forge team, and to create content that is just as original. "
target: Oni Press
Oni Press is a comic book and graphic novel publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Oni Press has published projects such as Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim series, Greg Rucka’s detective series Stumptown and print editions of Erika Moen and Matt Nolan’s sex education webcomic Oh Joy Sex Toy.
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announced 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bilibili Inc., will purchase Major Comics Assets from NetEase, Inc.

synopsis: Bilibili Inc., an online entertainment platform for young generations in China, has signed an agreement with NetEase, Inc. to acquire major assets from NetEase Comics, one of China's largest online comic platforms, including relevant copyrights of a large number of established and well-followed storylines from leading publishers and comic artists.
buyer: Bilibili Inc. (NasdaqGS:BILI:$537.71)
Bilibili represents the iconic brand of online entertainment with a mission to enrich the everyday life of young generations in China. Bilibili is a full-spectrum online entertainment world covering a wide array of genres and media formats, including videos, live broadcasting and mobile games. "
seller: NetEase, Inc. (NTES:$10,750.03)
NetEase Comics is one of China's largest online comic platforms. The Comics Assets include relevant copyrights of a large number of established and well-followed storylines from leading publishers and comic artists.
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announced 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Publishing House, will acquire Pinko Creative Sdn Bhd

synopsis: The Board of Directors of Sasbadi Holdings Berhad is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, United Publishing House (M) Sdn Bhd has entered into a share acquisition agreement to acquire 100% of Pinko Creative. Pinko Creative is a Malaysian publishing company that publishes comics and novels.
buyer parent: Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
buyer: United Publishing House
United Publishing House publishes and distributes stationery and books including dictionaries, children books, primary and secondary revisions, workbooks, and general books. "
target: Pinko Creative Sdn Bhd
Pinko Creative is a Malaysian publishing company that publishes comics and novels. Mr. Eddie See, a Malaysian-comic artist, founded Pinko Creative in early 2012.
price ($mm)
$0.22
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closed 1/29/2018 via PR Newswire

DMG Entertainment and Media Co., Ltd., acquired Valiant Entertainment

synopsis: DMG Entertainment, a global media and entertainment company, announced that it has acquired Valiant Entertainment, the third largest universe of superhero characters in entertainment, sitting alongside Warner Bros.' DC Comics and Disney's Marvel.
buyer: DMG Entertainment and Media Co., Ltd. (SZSE:002143:$324.27)
DMG Entertainment is a global media and entertainment company with diverse holdings and operations across motion pictures, television, comic book publishing, gaming, next-gen technology and location-based entertainment. The studio's most recognizable films include Looper and Iron Man 3. "
target: Valiant Entertainment
Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns and controls the largest independent superhero universe in comics. They are the third largest universe of superhero characters in entertainment, sitting alongside Warner Bros.' DC Comics and Disney's Marvel.
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closed 8/7/2017 via PR Newswire

NetFlix, acquired Millarworld

synopsis: Netflix, the world's leading Internet entertainment platform that provides over 125 million hours of TV shows and movies, has acquired Millarworld, the comic book publishing powerhouse founded by Mark Millar, the legendary creator of such iconic characters and stories as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan.
buyer: NetFlix (NFLX:$29,697.84)
Netflix is the world's leading Internet entertainment platform with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime and anywhere."
target: Millarworld
Millarworld is a comic book publishing company run by Mark Miller. Mark Miller is an award-winning writer that has created various iconic comic book characters and stories such as Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan. Millarworld has created 18 published character worlds since 2004.
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closed 10/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Lion Forge Comics, acquired Magnetic Press

synopsis: Magnetic Press has been acquired by fellow publisher Lion Forge Comics. Magnetic's titles will be folded into Lion Forge as part of a new imprint titled Magnetic Collection. This is the latest in a series of expansion/hirings at Lion Forge which include Rich Johnson, Mark Smylie, Joe Illidge, Devin Funches, Syndee Barwick, and Andrea Colvin.
buyer: Lion Forge Comics
Lion Forge Comics and its young readers imprint, Roar Comics, creates award-winning comic books and graphic novels with globally recognized licensed properties and on-trend original concepts. Lion Forge publishes titles reflecting diversity in characters, creators, and the home office staff. "
target: Magnetic Press
Magnetic Press is a publishing label built to help creators both new and established from around the world share their stories with an English-language/North American market. Magnetic Press has decades of experience producing and releasing award-winning material for companies.
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closed 8/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Big Smoke, acquired Friday Mash

synopsis: Political satire site Friday Mash has been acquired by Australian opinion forum The Big Smoke. Friday Mash pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
buyer: The Big Smoke
The Big Smoke is a website featuring opinion pieces from all walks of life including household names and maverick writers. Their aim is to provide a single platform that acts as a stage for the voicing of varied, topical and interesting opinions. "
target: Friday Mash
Friday Mash is a political satire site targeted to Australian audiences and has grown to see strong support in the UK and US. It pens political cartoons and humorous articles lampooning local and international public figures.
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announced 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kadokawa, will acquire Yen Press

synopsis: Hachette Book Group and KADOKAWA Corporation announced that they have entered into an agreement to create a new venture, joining HBG’s Yen Press imprint, a leader in the US publication of Japanese manga and light novels, with KADOKAWA, a major Japanese publisher. KADOKAWA will hold majority ownership, with 51% of the business.
buyer parent: Kadokawa Dwango Corporation
buyer: Kadokawa (TSE:9477:$1,485.05)
KADOKAWA Corporation is a leading diversified mega-content publisher in Japan with a wide range of businesses including publishing of books, e-books and magazines, production and distribution of anime and motion pictures, game development and sales, merchandising and digital media among others. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Yen Press
Yen Press is one of the largest English language manga imprints in North America, specializing in manga and light novels, publishing a broad range of titles including English translations of Japan originated titles, manga adaptations of novels by bestselling Hachette authors like James Patterson.
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announced 3/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Kenkou Holdings, Inc., will acquire Nihon Bungeisha, Inc.

synopsis: Kenkou Corporation, Inc. agreed to acquire Nihon Bungeisha, Inc., a Japan-based company that provides magazines and books, such as comics, and novels.
buyer: Kenkou Holdings, Inc. (SPSE:2928:$1,208.13)
Kenkou Corporation, Inc. is a holding company for companies who manufactures and sells health foods, cosmetics, apparel, and dairy products. The company was founded in 2003, and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Nihon Bungeisha, Inc.
Nihonbungeisha Co., Ltd. is a Japan-based company that provides magazines and books, such as comics, and novels. They have sold over 5 million copies in health promotion and beauty-related books, golf magazines, and etc.
price ($mm)
$18
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$36
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announced 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Astley Baker Davies

synopsis: Entertainment One will take a 70% stake in Astley Baker Davies, the creators of the popular animation series Peppa Pig. The first episode of Peppa pig was aired in 2004 and there are more than 12,000 branded products, from pencil cases and ice cream to bean bags and even Peppa Pig World theme parks in Hampshire and Milan.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe. "
target: Astley Baker Davies
Astley Baker Davies are the Producers and Creators of Peppa Pig the pre-school animation series which has over 100 episodes and one TV Special. Their other series include Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom and The Big Knights.
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$212*
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closed 8/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd., acquired u17.com

synopsis: Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Company LTD. have acquired 100% shares of U17.com, China's premier platform for original comics and animations. U17.com, the largest online platform in China for the creation and publication of Internet comics, is committed to converting animations, films, games, and other entertainment products.
buyer: Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd. (002292:$418.15)
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. "
target: u17.com
U17.com, the largest online platform in China for the creation and publication of Internet comics, is committed to converting animations, films, games, and other full-fledged entertainment products on its platform.
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$142
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closed 1/7/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

IDW Publishing, acquired Top Shelf Productions

synopsis: Leading comic book and graphic novel publisher IDW Publishing announced that it has acquired Top Shelf Productions, the award-winning independent publisher of graphic novels, including the #1 New York Times and Washington Post bestseller Marchby Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, and more.
buyer: IDW Publishing
IDW Publishing is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. They publish some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE; Paramount’s Star Trek; and more. "
target: Top Shelf Productions
Top Shelf Productions publishes contemporary graphic novels and comics. The company offers its books in various categories, such as action/adventure, adults only, all-ages/kids club, autobiography, coming of age, drama, erotica, history, humor, manga, mature reader, political, and more
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closed 9/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Glenat Entreprises et Developpement SA, acquired Editions 12 BIS

synopsis: Glenat Entreprises et Developpement SA announces that it has acquired Editions 12 BIS, a young independent publisher of comics. The company offers about 80 titles per year, in many genres including humor, adventure, historical narrative, and political humor.
buyer: Glenat Entreprises et Developpement SA
Glenat Entreprises et Developpement is a publisher or comics, manga, books, and press. The company is headquartered in France. "
target: Editions 12 BIS
Editions 12 BIS is a young independent publisher of comics. The company offers about 80 titles per year, in many genres including humor, adventure, historical narrative, and political humor. The company is based in Paris, France.
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announced 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

DHX Media Ltd., will purchase Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake from Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

synopsis: DHX Media Ltd. (or the “Company”) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group Inc. (“Iconix”), which includes both an 80% controlling interest in Peanuts and 100% of Strawberry Shortcake. The remaining 20% interest in Peanuts will continue to be held by members of the family of Charles M. Schulz.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. "
seller: Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (ICON:$359.51)
The Peanuts brand, a global phenomenon, has a strong, diversified global licensing program in approximately 100 territories with approximately 1,120 licensees. A global girls’ property, Strawberry Shortcake is truly a timeless brand, continuing to resonate with young girls and their mothers.
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$345
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closed 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd., acquired Team! Licensing

synopsis: CPLG, one of the UK's leading third-party licensing agencies, announced the acquisition of Germany based Team! Licensing, a licensing agency that supports the handling of license agreements, creative product development, press, PR activities and clients' market introduction to retail.
buyer parent: DHX Media Ltd.
buyer: Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd.
Headquartered in the UK, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG) is one of the world's leading third-party licensing agencies. They manage consumer products programs for some of the world’s most loved properties across lifestyle brands, entertainment and classics. "
target: Team! Licensing
Headquartered in Germany, Team! Licensing represents a new generation of licensing agencies. They support the handling of license agreements, creative product development, press and PR activities and most importantly, clients' market introduction to retail.
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closed 9/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

DHX Media Ltd., acquired Ellie Sparkles

synopsis: DHX Media Ltd., a leading children’s content and brands company, has acquired a 51% stake in Ellie Sparkles, a YouTube channel that makes kid-friendly content. The channel's content are mainly skits acted out by different popular kids show characters as Ellie Sparkles narrates the storyline.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. "
target: Ellie Sparkles
Ellie Sparkles is a YouTube channel that makes kid-friendly content and is owned by a lady named Ellie Sparkles. The channel's content are mainly skits acted out by different popular kids show characters as Ellie Sparkles narrates the storyline.
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$3.56*
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announced 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

DHX Media Ltd., will purchase Peanuts and Strawberry Shortcake from Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

synopsis: DHX Media Ltd. (or the “Company”) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the entertainment division of Iconix Brand Group Inc. (“Iconix”), which includes both an 80% controlling interest in Peanuts and 100% of Strawberry Shortcake. The remaining 20% interest in Peanuts will continue to be held by members of the family of Charles M. Schulz.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. "
seller: Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (ICON:$359.51)
The Peanuts brand, a global phenomenon, has a strong, diversified global licensing program in approximately 100 territories with approximately 1,120 licensees. A global girls’ property, Strawberry Shortcake is truly a timeless brand, continuing to resonate with young girls and their mothers.
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announced 12/2/2014 via Reuters

DHX Media Ltd., will acquire Nerd Corps Entertainment

synopsis: DHX Media Ltd, which produces children's entertainment shows, said it has agreed to buy privately held Nerd Corps Entertainment, one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media Ltd., a leading broadcaster, creator, producer and marketer of family entertainment, is recognized globally for such brands as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, and the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise. "
target: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome.
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$52
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closed 4/3/2014 via Wall Street Journal

DHX Media Ltd., acquired Epitome Pictures Inc.

synopsis: DHX Media Ltd., a leading independent creator, producer, distributor and licensor of children and youth entertainment content, has acquired the Epitome group of companies, producer of Degrassi, the international hit teen-drama series, and other youth-oriented properties.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media is an international leader in television production and distribution, interactive content and entertainment licensing. DHX Kids and Wildbrain Entertainment focus on children, family and youth markets while DHX Entertainment focuses on primetime programming. "
target: Epitome Pictures Inc.
Epitome Pictures and related companies have been producing award-winning television for over 30 years. Their acclaimed flagship production, Degrassi, has existed in various incarnations since 1980.
price ($mm)
$30
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$24
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$6
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announced 11/28/2013 via PR Newswire

DHX Media Ltd., will purchase 3 TV Channels from Bell Media

synopsis: Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio and digital, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Halifax-based DHX Media Ltd. for the sale of its television services Family Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior (English-language), and Disney Junior (French-language).
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media is an international leader in television production and distribution, interactive content and entertainment licensing. DHX Kids and Wildbrain Entertainment focus on children, family and youth markets while DHX Entertainment focuses on primetime programming. "
seller parent: BCE, Inc.
seller: Bell Media
Bell Media's television service Family Channel is the most-viewed children’s channel in Canada. Disney XD, and Disney Junior are digital cable and satellite television channels.
price ($mm)
$161
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$81
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$27
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closed 10/26/2012 via PE Hub

DHX Media Ltd., acquired The Cookie Jar Group

synopsis: DHX Media, a Halifax-based company involved in the production, distribution, and licensing of family friendly television and other media, announced that it has closed its acquisition of Cookie Jar Entertainment. Cookie Jar, formerly known as Cinar, is a Toronto-based producer and marketer of animated and live-action programming.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media is an international leader in television production and distribution, interactive content and entertainment licensing. DHX Kids and Wildbrain Entertainment focus on children, family and youth markets while DHX Entertainment focuses on primetime programming. "
target parent: Birch Hill Equity Partners
target: The Cookie Jar Group
The Cookie Jar Group of Companies is one of the world's leading independent entertainment and consumer products companies with offices around the globe. Cookie Jar Entertainment is a leader in the creation, production and marketing of animated and live-action programming.
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$47 [$113]
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$55
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired independent media company Silvergate Media from the management team of Silvergate and from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based investment firm. Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York. Currently in production: three new seasons of Octonauts (Above and Beyond), two 70-minute movies and a 44-minute musical; Season 2 and a 70-minute movie special of Hilda.
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$195
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closed 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Studio 100, acquired M4e AG

synopsis: The Belgian corporation Studio 100 N.V. with its head office in Schelle, Belgium, acquired a 68 per cent majority in the German brand management and media company m4e AG. m4e AG is a leader in the creation, production, distribution and marketing of animated and live action programming for children and families.
buyer: Studio 100
Studio 100 was founded in 1996 as a small TV production company. Since then they have continued to pursue the same goal: to produce content which is engaging, entertaining and educational for children and their parents. "
target: M4e AG (DB:MU4:$11.97)
The m4e Group, founded in 2003, is an international brand management and media company focusing on children’s and family entertainment content. m4e AG is a leader in the creation, production, distribution and marketing of animated and live action programming.
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closed 10/26/2012 via PE Hub

DHX Media Ltd., acquired The Cookie Jar Group

synopsis: DHX Media, a Halifax-based company involved in the production, distribution, and licensing of family friendly television and other media, announced that it has closed its acquisition of Cookie Jar Entertainment. Cookie Jar, formerly known as Cinar, is a Toronto-based producer and marketer of animated and live-action programming.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media is an international leader in television production and distribution, interactive content and entertainment licensing. DHX Kids and Wildbrain Entertainment focus on children, family and youth markets while DHX Entertainment focuses on primetime programming. "
target parent: Birch Hill Equity Partners
target: The Cookie Jar Group
The Cookie Jar Group of Companies is one of the world's leading independent entertainment and consumer products companies with offices around the globe. Cookie Jar Entertainment is a leader in the creation, production and marketing of animated and live-action programming.
price ($mm)[EV]
$47 [$113]
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
announced 1/19/2012 via PR Newswire

Next 1 Interactive, Inc., will acquire The Wumblers

synopsis: Next 1 Interactive, Inc., a multi-faceted media company specializing in Travel and Real Estate, announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase The Giddy Gander Company and The Wumblers preschool television series and brand. The television series consists of meaningful messages and uplifting story lines for children.
buyer: Next 1 Interactive, Inc. (NXOI:$1.29)
Next One Interactive, Inc. is a multi faceted media company specializing in Travel and Real Estate. Next 1 plans the delivery of targeted content via multiple digital platforms including Cable and Video on Demand TV Broadcast, Broadband and mobile. "
target: The Wumblers
The Giddy Gander Company, LLC owns and operates The Wumblers, a preschool television series. The television series consists of meaningful messages, uplifting story lines, and exciting characters to stimulate chindren's minds.
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closed 11/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Candle Media, acquired Moonbug

synopsis: Moonbug Entertainment Ltd., the digital-first, global children’s entertainment company, announced it has been acquired Candle Media, a media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Candle Media
Candle Media is a next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone. Candle is an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. "
target: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills.
price ($mm)
$2,750
rev ($mm)
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closed 9/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

iGeneration Studios, acquired Komixx Entertainment

synopsis: iGeneration Studios, a UK-headquartered film & TV producer, has acquired Komixx Entertainment Group, an independent film and TV production company in the UK. Komixx acquires, develops and produces feature films and TV series for the kids to young-adult audience. Their productions include The Kissing Booth, ITCH, Dog Loves Books, and more.
buyer: iGeneration Studios
iGeneration Studios is a UK-headquartered film & TV producer. iGeneration Studios produces movies and TV shows for young to adult audiences. "
target: Komixx Entertainment
Komixx Entertainment is an independent film and TV production company in the UK. Komixx acquires, develops and produces feature films and TV series for the kids to young-adult audience. Their productions include The Kissing Booth, ITCH, Dog Loves Books, and more.
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closed 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

Moonbug, acquired One Animation

synopsis: Moonbug Entertainment has acquired Singapore-based studio One Animation, the creator behind non-dialogue comedy series Oddbods. Since launching in August 2014, Oddbods has aired in more than 180 countries and is currently running on major global networks including Disney, Cartoon Network and Netflix, according to One Animation.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills. "
target: One Animation
One Animation is the Singapore-based creator behind non-dialogue comedy series Oddbods. Since launching in August 2014, Oddbods has aired in more than 180 countries and is currently running on major global networks including Disney, Cartoon Network and Netflix, according to One Animation.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/6/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Brands International, Inc, acquired WOW! Unlimited Media Inc.

synopsis: Genius Brands International, Inc., a global kids media company, has acquired WOW! Unlimited Media, an animation production company that produces animation content for kids. WOW! has produced animations for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sony, Hulu and Dreamworks. The company has worked on titles such as ReBoot, Bravest Warriors, Ratchet & Clank, and more.
buyer: Genius Brands International, Inc (GNUS:$7.87)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. (TSXV:WOW:$56.11)
WOW! Unlimited is an animation production company that produces top-end animation content for kids. WOW! has produced animations for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sony, Hulu and Dreamworks. The company has worked on titles such as ReBoot, Bravest Warriors, Ratchet & Clank, Octonauts, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$47 [$77]
rev ($mm)
$59
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.4x
closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Koch Media, acquired Sola Media

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired Sola Media through THQ Nordic subsidiary, Koch Film. One of the leading companies in its field, Sola Media has been operating in the international arena since 2004, selling some of the most beloved children & family films across the globe, and specializing in high-quality animated features for the big screen.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Sola Media
One of the leading companies in its field, Sola Media has been operating in the international arena since 2004, selling some of the most beloved children & family films across the globe, and specializing in high-quality animated features for the big screen. They are based in Germany.
price ($mm)
$2.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/6/2020 via PR Newswire

Relish Interactive, acquired Rocket Cartoons

synopsis: Relish Interactive, an award-winning Canadian digital studio, has acquired Rocket Cartoons, an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
buyer: Relish Interactive
Relish Interactive is an award-winning Canadian digital studio. Relish Interactive mixes storytelling and animation with technical magic to create immersive experiences for any platform. From apps and games to film and TV, their work connects brands with audiences in unforgettable ways. "
target: Rocket Cartoons
Rocket Cartoons is an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Television Russia, acquired Parovoz LLC

synopsis: Digital Television Russia (DTR), a Russian media company focused on thematic TV, has acquired a 51% stake in Parovoz, one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern and more.
buyer parent: All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
buyer: Digital Television Russia
Digital Television Russia (DTR) is a Russian media company focused on thematic TV. DTR delivers audiovisual content to TVs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, and movie theaters. DTR operates 19 channels that offer various genres, including entertainment, educational, drama, documentary and more. "
target: Parovoz LLC
Parovoz is one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern, Leo and Tig, Fantasy Patrol, Heroes of Envell and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aardman Animations Limited, acquired Aardman Animations Limited

synopsis: Aardman Animation, the stop-motion studio behind the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit shorts and Chicken Run, has brokered a new deal that puts ownership of the studio in the hands of its employees. Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who started the company, have ordered 75% of shares placed into a trust, where they will be held for Aardman’s workers.
buyer: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. "
target: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Grom Social, purchased Bonnie Boat & Friends from Raise TV

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, an innovative leader in providing original social media content to children, has acquired the Bonnie Boat & Friends brand from Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network. Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more."
seller: Raise TV
Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another. Bonnie Boat & Friends belongs to Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network that offers original faith-based series programming.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Mediawan S.A., acquired ON Kids & Family

synopsis: Mediawan, an independent European audiovisual content platform, is continuing its development by acquiring ON Kids & Family, a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: ON Kids & Family
ON Kids & Family is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family, including CGI animated feature films (The Little Prince) and television series (Miraculous Ladybug) meant for audiences around the world.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Media, acquired Cosmos-Maya

synopsis: Emerald Media, a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia, has acquired a majority stake in Cosmos-Maya, Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Emerald Media
Emerald Media is a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia. Emerald Media primarily focuses on providing growth capital to media, entertainment and digital media companies. "
target: Cosmos-Maya
Cosmos-Maya is Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content. Cosmos-Maya produces around 600 minutes (30 half hours) of animation on a monthly basis and has produced over 20000 minutes of original animated content.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Studio 100, acquired Little Airplane Productions Inc.

synopsis: Studio 100, a Belgian family entertainment company, has acquired Little Airplane Productions, an animation studio that produces preschool television programs. Little Airplane Productions is known for series such as Wonder Pets, Small Potatoes, Super Wings and P. King Duckling, all original productions created for broadcasters around the world.
buyer: Studio 100
Studio 100 was founded in 1996 as a small TV production company. Since then they have continued to pursue the same goal: to produce content which is engaging, entertaining and educational for children and their parents. "
target: Little Airplane Productions Inc.
Little Airplane Productions is an Emmy-winning animation studio that produces preschool television programs. The company is known for series such as Wonder Pets, Small Potatoes, Super Wings and P. King Duckling, all original productions created for broadcasters around the world.
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announced 10/1/2017 via Reuters

Bain Capital, will acquire Asatsu-DK, Inc.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital aims to buy advertising agency, Asatsu-DK Inc. Headquartered in Tokyo, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target: Asatsu-DK, Inc. (TSE:9747:$3,108.59)
Asatsu-DK Inc. is a Japanese advertising agency. Headquartered in the Toranomon Hills building complex in Minato, Tokyo since June 2014, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,356 [$1,193]
rev ($mm)
$3,120
EBITDA ($mm)
$68
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Factory, acquired Rollo Rights Limited

synopsis: Manchester-based, BAFTA-winning animation studio Factory has acquired Rollo Rights, and will be developing their own IP under its new licensing division Factory Rights. Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, and more.
buyer: Factory
Factory is an independent, innovative, multi-genre animation studio working in broadcast and advertising. Factory has developed a reputation as a world leader in the design and collaborative development of immersive entertainment. "
target: Rollo Rights Limited
Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, as well as King Rollo, Victor & Maria, Towser, Watt the Devil, Art, Ric, and Dr Xargle.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/8/2017 via Company Press Release

Kaiken Entertainment Ltd, purchased Animation Studio and Publishing business from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Kaiken Entertainment, a entertainment company specializing in storytelling through film, apps, streaming video and publishing, has purchased Rovio's TV animation studio in Vancouver and Rovio's book publishing business. The two assets have made a variety of animations and books about Rovio's most well know franchise, Angry Birds.
buyer: Kaiken Entertainment Ltd
Kaiken Entertainment is an entertainment company based out of Los Angeles, Helsinki and Vancouver specializing in storytelling through TV, film, digital products and publishing with a team that has achieved the impossible many times over. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Rovio is a entertainment media company. Their most well know product is the Angry Birds mobile app game. They own an animation studio and publishing buisness which have expanded the Angry Birds universe by creating a variety of cartoons and fictional books for the franchise.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Boat Rocker Media, acquired Jam Filled Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Boat Rocker Media, a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium content and brands, continues to make strategic investments to grow its family and kids content with the acquisition of Jam Filled Entertainment, a leading full service animation company in Canada. With a focus on premium 2D content.
buyer: Boat Rocker Media
Boat Rocker Media is a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium media content for all platforms and develops brands and IP for worldwide monetization. "
target: Jam Filled Entertainment Inc.
Founded in 2008, Jam Filled Entertainment is a full-service digital animation studio headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, providing quality work from concept to animation.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Broccoli Co., Ltd.
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IG Port, Inc.
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Naspers Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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RCS MediaGroup
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EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
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4134
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Sanoma Oyj
Sanoma Oyj
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Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
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$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
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3035
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Tosho Printing Company, Limited
Tosho Printing Company, Limited
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
1529
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Journal Communications Inc.
Journal Communications Inc.
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$405.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.08
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$62.50
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2250
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Star Publications Malaysia Bhd
Star Publications Malaysia Bhd
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$243.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.02
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$29.43
Net Income ($mm)
$32.18
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1800
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Ticker: BIT:BANZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Banzai SPA
BANZAI is the leading Italian e-Commerce operator and one of the most important digital publishers. Every month they serve more than 18 million Italians and they work with thousands of brands.
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$233.25
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.77)
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299
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RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
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$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
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$3.38
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Ticker: WSE:PGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PMPG Polskie Media SA
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2017
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$15.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.62
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$2.43
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$1.72
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Massolit Media
Massolit Media
Massolit Media AB offers publishing services. The company publishes fiction, biographies, non-fiction and children's books. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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2014
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13
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Michelin
Michelin, the leading tire company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients' mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions; providing digital services, maps and guides ; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry.
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$23,795.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,539.00
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Ticker: TSX:DHX.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$318.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.18
EBIT ($mm)
$18.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
505
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Ticker: ENXTPA:XIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xilam Animation
Xilam Animation
Xilam is one of Europe’s leading animation companies, producing and distributing original children’s and family entertainment content across TV, film and digital media platforms.
year
2019
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$24.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.01
EBIT ($mm)
$7.57
Net Income ($mm)
$4.63
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285
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Ticker: GNUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genius Brands International, Inc
Genius Brands International, Inc
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$7.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($105.91)
EBIT ($mm)
($126.35)
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