Like The Multi Group Ltd.

announced 5/26/2017 via PrimeNewswire

500.com Limited, will acquire The Multi Group Ltd.

synopsis: 500.com Limited, a leading online sports lottery service provider in China, is to acquire The Multi Group Ltd., one of the top online lottery betting and online casino platforms in the Nordic countries where it holds substantial market share. The Multi Group is headquartered in Malta.
buyer: 500.com Limited (WBAI:$3.96)
500.com Limited is a leading online sports lottery service provider in China. The Company offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of online lottery services, information, user tools and virtual community venues to its users. "
target: The Multi Group Ltd.
Headquartered in Malta, Multi Group operates Multilotto.com, which is considered one of the top online lottery betting and online casino platforms in the Nordic countries where it holds substantial market share.
price ($mm)
$56*
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
5.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
announced 11/16/2020 via BusinessWire

GAN Limited, will acquire Coolbet

synopsis: GAN Limited, a leading B2B supplier of internet gaming SaaS solutions primarily to the U.S. land-based casino industry, announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Vincent Group p.l.c., which operates an online gaming platform under the flagship brand, Coolbet.
buyer: GAN Limited (GAN:$36.95)
GAN is a leading business-to-business supplier of internet gambling software-as-a-service solutions predominantly to the U.S. land-based casino industry. "
target: Coolbet
Vincent Group p.l.c. operates an online gaming platform under the flagship brand, Coolbet. Coolbet’s proprietary platform was uniquely developed in-house, and offers online real-money gaming in sports, casino, poker and virtual e-sports.
price ($mm)
$176
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/22/2020 via Reuters

OPAP SA, will acquire Stoiximan.gr

synopsis: OPAP, Europe’s fourth largest gaming company, has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in the fast-growing Greek and Cypriot business of online bookmaker Stoiximan. Stoiximan is the leading online gaming operator in Greece, developing cutting edge technology and offering 24/7 entertainment to their members.
buyer: OPAP SA (ATSE:OPAP:$674.07)
OPAP is the leading gaming company in Greece and one of the most renowned in its industry worldwide. Founded in 1958, the company holds the exclusive rights to the operation and management of numerical lotteries, sports betting games, horseracing mutual betting, and more. "
target: Stoiximan.gr
Stoiximan is the leading online gaming operator in Greece, developing cutting edge technology and offering 24/7 entertainment to their members. Their operations are increasingly expanding across Europe under their international brand, Betano.
price ($mm)
$178*
rev ($mm)
$214
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/2/2019 via Wall Street Journal

Flutter Entertainment plc, will acquire Stars Group Inc.

synopsis: FanDuel owner Flutter Entertainment agreed to buy PokerStars owner Stars Group Inc., creating an online gambling giant as internet and app-based betting is taking hold in the U.S. The Stars Group is a global leader in the online and mobile gaming and interactive entertainment industries.
buyer: Flutter Entertainment plc (ISE:PPB:$2,473.21)
Flutter is an international sports betting, gaming and entertainment business with over six million customers worldwide. Flutter Entertainment plc is the name for Paddy Power Betfair plc, which was formed in 2016 from the merger of Paddy Power plc and Betfair Group plc. "
target: Stars Group Inc. (TSX:TSGI:$2,442.84)
The Stars Group is a global leader in the online and mobile gaming and interactive entertainment industries, entertaining millions of customers across its online real- and play-money poker, gaming and betting product offerings. Their brands include PokerStars, BetStars, Full Tilt, BetEasy and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6,103 [$10,839]
rev ($mm)
$2,493
EBITDA ($mm)
$589
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
18.4x
closed 2/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Paddy Power Betfair plc, acquired Adjarabet

synopsis: Paddy Power Betfair has announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in Georgian gambling company Adjarabet. Adjarabet is an online gambling company based in Georgia. Adjarabet is licensed to offer a full suite of online betting and gaming products in Georgia, including casino, sports, poker and peer-to-peer games.
buyer: Paddy Power Betfair plc (ISE:PPB:$2,473.21)
Paddy Power Betfair plc is one of the leading sports betting and gaming groups in the world. The business was formed from the February 2016 merger of Paddy Power plc and Betfair Group plc and has four divisions. "
target: Adjarabet
Adjarabet is an online gambling company based in Georgia. Adjarabet is licensed to offer a full suite of online betting and gaming products in Georgia, including casino, sports, poker and peer-to-peer games.
price ($mm)
$132*
rev ($mm)
$83
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 3/10/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Delaware North Companies Inc., acquired Ruby Seven Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Delaware North, a global leader in hospitality and food service and an innovative operator of regional destination casinos, announced its acquisition of Ruby Seven Studios – a top social casino developer. Ruby Seven Studios has created over 20 titles for the Apple, GooglePlay, Amazon Kindle, Facebook, Yahoo and web platforms.
buyer: Delaware North Companies Inc.
Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos."
target: Ruby Seven Studios, Inc.
Ruby Seven Studios is a top ranking social casino gaming company. Its mission is to bring casino game content to land-based, online casinos and media partners through strategic partnerships, which now include Pechanga Resort and Casino, Tropicana Entertainment and Gala Coral group.
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closed 4/8/2015 via PR Newswire

The Intertain Group Limited, purchased Jackpotjoy, Starspins and Botemania brands from Gamesys Limited

synopsis: The Intertain Group Limited announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Jackpotjoy, Starspins and Botemania brands and related assets. Jackpotjoy is an online Instant Win and Bingo site, Botemania is an online entertainment site for the Spanish market, and Starspins a site for slots only players.
buyer: The Intertain Group Limited (TSX:IT:$0.00)
The Intertain Group Limited is an online gaming company that provides entertainment to a global consumer base. Intertain currently offers casino, bingo and poker games to its customers using the InterCasino, InterPoker, Costa and other brands. "
seller: Gamesys Limited
Jackpotjoy is an online Instant Win and Bingo site, Botemania is an online entertainment site for the Spanish market, and Starspins a site for slots only players.
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announced 9/23/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Elray Gaming, will acquire Golden Galaxy Casino

synopsis: Elray Resources Inc. trading as Elray Gaming announced that it has finalized an agreement to acquire an operating and established online casino by the name of Golden Galaxy. Golden Galaxy Casino is an established and licensed online casino operating in multiple jurisdictions across the globe.
buyer parent: Elray Resources, Inc.
buyer: Elray Gaming
Elray Resources Inc. is a consulting and marketing firm worldwide. They are dedicated to providing new entrants and existing members of the online gaming industry top notch consulting, marketing, media buying services, turn key management and operation. "
target: Golden Galaxy Casino
Golden Galaxy Casino is an established and licensed online casino operating in multiple jurisdictions across the globe. Golden Galaxy Casino offers over 250 state of the art casino games including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and Slots.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Better Collective A/S, acquired Zagranie

synopsis: Betting media company Better Collective has purchased Zagranie.com. Zagranie.com, a Polish sports betting brand, was created in 2017 and its acquisition extends the scope of Better Collective in the Polish industry.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$90.94)
Denmark-based Better Collective is a developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Better Collective’s portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products, including bettingexpert.com, the trusted home of tips from expert tipsters. "
target: Zagranie
Zagranie.com, a Polish sports betting brand, was created in 2017. They are a website for sports fans, especially football fans, who are looking for something more than just facts.
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announced 1/12/2021 via BusinessWire

fuboTV, Inc., will acquire Vigtory, Inc.

synopsis: fuboTV Inc., the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform, announced it has executed a binding letter of intent to acquire sports betting and interactive gaming company Vigtory, and expects to launch a sportsbook before the end of the year.
buyer: fuboTV, Inc. (OTCPK:FBNK:$111.11)
fuboTV is the leading sports-first live TV streaming platform offering subscribers access to tens of thousands of live sporting events annually as well as leading news and entertainment content. With fuboTV, subscribers can stream a broad mix of 100+ live TV channels. "
target: Vigtory, Inc.
Vigtory was founded to tackle the most strategic challenge that sportsbooks face: how to build the greatest betting experience all while offering the best possible pricing. They’re reinventing what it means to bet on sports.
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closed 6/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

Farfetch, acquired Style.com

synopsis: Farfetch, a leading online luxury shopping platform, has acquired Style.com's trademark, intellectual property and customer database from Condé Nast. Style.com was a luxury online marketplace where customers could find the very best of established brands and the rising stars of fashion.
buyer: Farfetch (FTCH:$602.38)
Farfetch is the online platform to shop the world’s greatest selection of luxury. Their e-commerce platform partners with the world’s best luxury boutiques and brands, guaranteeing an unparalleled range of pieces to shop; from established luxury brands to the most interesting new designers. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Style.com
Style.com is a new and immersive e-commerce experience from the world’s leading multimedia company, Condé Nast. Style.com is a luxury marketplace where customers will find the very best of established brands and the rising stars of fashion.
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announced 9/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Neiman Marcus, will acquire Mytheresa.com

synopsis: Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the mytheresa.com global online luxury business. mytheresa.com ships to over 120 countries globally with a highly localized approach and more than two-thirds of the company revenue comes from outside of Germany.
buyer: Neiman Marcus (:$2,373.00)
Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC is a luxury retailer dedicated to providing their customers with distinctive merchandise and superior service. Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC operations include the Specialty Retail Stores segment and the Online segment. "
target parent: Acton Capital Partners
target: Mytheresa.com
mytheresa.com is one of the world’s leading online stores for luxury fashion. Their product range includes clothing, shoes, bags and accessories. Following the long-term internationalization strategy, mytheresa.com now ships to more than 120 countries.
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announced 5/26/2017 via PrimeNewswire

500.com Limited, will acquire The Multi Group Ltd.

synopsis: 500.com Limited, a leading online sports lottery service provider in China, is to acquire The Multi Group Ltd., one of the top online lottery betting and online casino platforms in the Nordic countries where it holds substantial market share. The Multi Group is headquartered in Malta.
buyer: 500.com Limited (WBAI:$3.96)
500.com Limited is a leading online sports lottery service provider in China. The Company offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of online lottery services, information, user tools and virtual community venues to its users. "
target: The Multi Group Ltd.
Headquartered in Malta, Multi Group operates Multilotto.com, which is considered one of the top online lottery betting and online casino platforms in the Nordic countries where it holds substantial market share.
price ($mm)
$56*
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
5.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
announced 5/26/2017 via PrimeNewswire

500.com Limited, will acquire The Multi Group Ltd.

synopsis: 500.com Limited, a leading online sports lottery service provider in China, is to acquire The Multi Group Ltd., one of the top online lottery betting and online casino platforms in the Nordic countries where it holds substantial market share. The Multi Group is headquartered in Malta.
buyer: 500.com Limited (WBAI:$3.96)
500.com Limited is a leading online sports lottery service provider in China. The Company offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of online lottery services, information, user tools and virtual community venues to its users. "
target: The Multi Group Ltd.
Headquartered in Malta, Multi Group operates Multilotto.com, which is considered one of the top online lottery betting and online casino platforms in the Nordic countries where it holds substantial market share.
price ($mm)
$56*
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
5.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Better Collective A/S, acquired VegasInsider.com, Inc.

synopsis: Better Collective, a Denmark-based developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information, and iGaming communities, has acquired Vegasinsider.com, an online platform providing picks and insights for US-based sports audiences. VegasInsider.com provides gaming analysis, stats, odds, and news for professional and college sports.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$90.94)
Denmark-based Better Collective is a developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information, and iGaming communities. Better Collective’s portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products, including bettingexpert.com, the trusted home of tips from expert tipsters. "
target parent: Sports Information Services Limited
target: VegasInsider.com, Inc.
VegasInsider.com is an online platform that provides picks and insights for US-based sports audiences. They provide users with gaming analysis, stats, up-to-the-second odds, and news for professional and college football, basketball, baseball, soccer, auto racing, golf, horse racing, and more.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/19/2016 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, acquired SBAT

synopsis: Catena Media, a fast growing online performance marketing and lead generation company within iGaming, has acquired SBAT, a UK-based social media sports news, betting and tips website.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 10,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: SBAT
SBAT Ltd. operates a social media sports news, betting, and tips website. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Andover, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$3.52
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announced 3/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will acquire Sports Betting Dime

synopsis: XLMedia PLC, a leading global digital performance publisher, will acquire the business and assets of Sports Betting Dime (SBD), a leading sports betting brand with a national website, sportsbettingdime.com, and two mobile apps. The acquisition of SBD, alongside XLMedia's existing US sports betting asset, provides scale at local and national levels.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$64.95)
XLMedia is a leading global digital performance publisher. Operating globally across a variety of verticals including online gambling, personal finance and sports, the Group has established proprietary tools and methodologies to identify and target high value consumers on behalf of its customers. "
target: Sports Betting Dime
Sports Betting Dime (SBD) is a leading US affiliate sports betting brand with a national website, sportsbettingdime.com, and two mobile apps. SBD covers everything from the latest betting odds, trends, reports, futures trackers, and analysis, as well as cutting-edge betting guides.
price ($mm)
$26
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announced 5/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, will acquire Online Media UK Ltd

synopsis: Catena Media, the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator, is to acquire certain assets of Online Media (UK) Ltd., a UK based fast-growing sports betting affiliate. The acquisition includes, among other, the domain names Bets.co.uk, Bonuses.co.uk and iGamble.co.uk and certain thereto related assets.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 20,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: Online Media UK Ltd
The acquisition includes, among other, the domain names Bets.co.uk, Bonuses.co.uk and iGamble.co.uk and certain thereto related assets from Online Media (UK) Ltd., a UK based fast-growing sports betting affiliate.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
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closed 11/30/2018 via PR Newswire

USBets, acquired Sports Handle

synopsis: USBets, the premier destination and authority on U.S. gambling news and analysis, has acquired Sports Handle, an elite sports betting industry news site. Sports Handle provides high-quality coverage of the U.S. sports betting industry and state and federal regulation, offering reporting from experienced journalists, original features, and more.
buyer: USBets
USBets is an independent media outlet that covers the U.S. gambling industry. The site covers all types of legal gambling in the United States and caters to gambling enthusiasts and industry followers all around the world. USBets provides in-depth news coverage, product and site reviews, and more. "
target: Sports Handle
Sports Handle is an elite sports betting industry news site. Sports Handle provides high-quality coverage of the U.S. sports betting industry and state and federal regulation, offering reporting from experienced journalists, original features, consumer-facing and social-minded content, and more.
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closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, acquired ASAP Italia S.r.l.

synopsis: Stockholm-listed Catena Media has acquired Italian gaming affiliate ASAP ITALIA. ASAP ITALIA operates successful brands such as Superscommesse.it - leading odds comparison website in Italy, and Bettingrunner.com, the international marketplace for betting enthusiasts.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta. "
target: ASAP Italia S.r.l.
ASAP ITALIA is an Italian gaming affiliate that has launched Sportito.co.uk, the Daily fantasy Sports platform. ASAP ITALIA operates successful brands such as Superscommesse.it - leading odds comparison website in Italy, and Bettingrunner.com, the international marketplace for betting enthusiasts.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
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announced 6/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, will acquire Spelbloggare.se

synopsis: Catena Media acquires all affiliate related assets from the Swedish sportsbook affiliate Spelbloggare.se and the underlying technology. Together with the acquisition and their own newly launched sportsbook affiliate product in the UK, Catena Media enters the very large sportsbook segment – a new vertical for the company.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 10,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: Spelbloggare.se
Spelbloggare.se is one of Sweden's largest sportsbook affiliates. They combine their own betting tips and games analysis with the latest tips from selected experts on other betting sites, providing a one-stop website for sports betting.
price ($mm)
$2.81
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announced 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, will acquire Sportal Media Group

synopsis: The Swiss-based Ringier AG has entered into an agreement to acquire the majority stake in Sportal Media Group, owner of the leading digital media assets in Bulgaria, and in Digital Ventures OOD, the IT development company behind the leading international Sports Content Management System, Sportal365.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target: Sportal Media Group
Sportal Media Group operates Sportal.bg, a Bulgarian sports portal. Sportal.bg has over 60 journalists that deliver over 300 news articles per day from all over the world. It receives over 85 million page views monthly and is the first Bulgarian website to launch its own web television service.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Alexey Nechaev, acquired Sports.ru

synopsis: An investment fund controlled by Alexey Nechaev, the founder of Russian direct sales leader Faberlic, has acquired Sports.ru, a leading Russian-language sports media and community platform. Sports.ru currently generates nearly 50 million visits monthly.
buyer: Alexey Nechaev
Alexey Nechaev is the founder of Russian direct sales leader Faberlic. Founded in 1997, Faberlic produces a variety of cosmetics, skin and hair care, perfumes, apparel, footwear and other items which it sells across 20 countries. "
target: Sports.ru
Sports.ru is a leading Russian-language sports media and community platform. Sports.ru currently generates nearly 50 million visits monthly.
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announced 2/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Ringer

synopsis: Spotify is to acquire The Ringer, a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$9,248.83)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches. "
target: The Ringer
The Ringer is a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

AthletesVoice, acquired The Roar

synopsis: AthletesVoice, an Australian media company focused on rich and relatable sports storytelling, has acquired The Roar from Australian Radio Network (ARN), a media and entertainment company in Australia. The Roar is Australia’s leading sports opinion website. The Roar combines expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles and videos.
buyer: AthletesVoice
AthletesVoice is an Australian media company focused on rich and relatable sports storytelling. AthletesVoice allows sportspeople to share their thoughts, hopes, dreams and fears. Their platform provides stories, videos, and podcasts from elite sportspeople in Australia. "
target: The Roar
The Roar is Australia’s leading sports opinion website. The Roar combines expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles and videos. The website publishes around 600 fan articles and more than 60,000 comments from nearly two million visitors.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Sportskeeda

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games publisher in India, has acquired a 67% stake in Sportskeeda, an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Sportskeeda
Sportskeeda is an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda connects fans, pundits and athletes from all over the world. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
price ($mm)
$6.16*
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announced 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mediaset SpA, will acquire ElDesmarque

synopsis: Mediaset, a leading television broadcasting group in Italy and Spain, will acquire ElDesmarque, a Spanish web portal focused on sports. ElDesmarque has 2.5 million unique users per month and provides news, stories and videos of various sports. ElDesmarque covers football, basketball, tennis, cycling, motor sport, weightlifting, and more.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Mediaset SpA (BIT:MS:$3,912.20)
Mediaset is a leading television broadcasting group in Italy and Spain. Mediaset operates three commercial television networks and eleven thematic and semi-mainstream channels. The group has produced over 18 thousand hours of entertainment, game and quiz shows, and news and sports productions. "
target: ElDesmarque
Founded in 2006, ElDesmarque is a Spanish web portal focused on sports. ElDesmarque has 2.5 million unique users per month and provides news, stories and videos of various sports. ElDesmarque covers football, basketball, tennis, cycling, motor sport, weightlifting, and more.
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closed 4/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everysport Media Group AB, acquired InnebandyMagazinet

synopsis: Everysport Media Group (ESMG), a leading sports media company in Sweden, has acquired InnebandyMagazinet, Sweden's leading media website for floorball. InnebandyMagazinet offers the latest floorball news, post-match results, information about upcoming matches, and video clips.
buyer: Everysport Media Group AB (XSAT:EVERY A:$10.12)
Everysport Media Group AB (ESMG) is the fastest growing company in Sweden within sports media and technology. They help clients communicate with target audiences in football, hockey, golf or tennis. ESMG owns, operates and sells for some of the top sports websites in each sport. "
target: InnebandyMagazinet
Founded in 1997, InnebandyMagazinet is Sweden's leading media website for floorball. InnebandyMagazinet offers the latest floorball news, post-match results, information about upcoming matches, and video clips.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

The News Lens, acquired Sports Vision

synopsis: The News Lens, an independent bilingual online media group based in Taiwan and Hong Kong, has acquired Sports Vision, a sports news portal in Taiwan. Sports Vision offers over 40,000 articles and has over 1,000 freelance writers that cover every sport. They feature professional sport columns, news articles, interviews, video clips, and more.
buyer: The News Lens
Founded in 2013, The News Lens (TNL) is an independent bilingual online media group based in Taiwan and Hong Kong that provides news with relevant and must-know information from around the globe. Their article categories include politics, business, technology, lifestyle, health, economics, and more."
target: Sports Vision
Founded in 2014, Sports Vision is a sports news portal in Taiwan. Sports Vision offers over 40,000 articles and has over 1,000 freelance writers that cover every sport. They feature professional sport columns, news articles, interviews, video clips, and more.
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announced 4/13/2017 via Reuters

Media365 will be merged with ReWorld Media,

synopsis: Reworld Media, a company specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands, has announced the merger-absorption of Sporever, a company that engages in the production and publishing of content for Internet, mobile, and television under the Media365 brand in France.
buyer: ReWorld Media (ENXTPA:ALREW:$198.39)
Reworld Media is specialized in brand content and content commerce through the use of media brands. Founded in France in 2012, the group covers themes such as fashion, beauty, cooking, lifestyle and entertainment. "
target: Media365 (ENXTPA:ALSPO:$12.54)
Sporever SA engages in the production and publishing of content for Internet, mobile, and television under the Media365 brand in France. The company operates Football365.fr, the multisport portal; and Sport365.fr, a sports news channel.
price ($mm)[EV]
$5.64 [$5.66]
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
4.4x
announced 5/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Immediate Media Co., will purchase Sport and Craft Titles from Future plc

synopsis: Immediate Media Co, the special interest content and platform company, announces the acquisition of Future Publishing’s Sport and Craft titles. Future’s market-leading Sport titles reach over 4.7 million unique users a month. The Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Cycling Plus, Procycling, Mountain Biking UK, and other titles.
buyer: Immediate Media Co.
Immediate Media Co is a force in consumer media and publishing, combining businesses formerly known as BBC Magazines, Origin Publishing and Magicalia. It publishes some of the UK’s best-known magazines including Radio Times, Gardeners’ World, and Good Food. "
seller: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$463.90)
Future’s Sport portfolio includes BikeRadar.com, the world’s largest cycling reviews website, and Cyclingnews.com, the world’s number one source for pro cycling news and race reports. Their print portfolio includes Cycling Plus, Procycling and Mountain Biking UK.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/26/2013 via Market Wire

RotoExperts, will acquire SportsGrid.com

synopsis: RotoExperts, the leader in providing Fantasy Sports content, announced a definitive agreement to acquire SportsGrid.com, the trendy, popular sports news and opinion web site from The Abrams Media Network. The acquisition will result in a new media enterprise, with a true multi-platform fantasy sports and news portal.
buyer: RotoExperts
RotoExperts.com is the leading independent provider of Fantasy Sports content in the industry. "
target: SportsGrid.com
SportsGrid is the site for news, videos, and smart opinions about sports as seen through the eyes of the media-addicted fan.
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closed 8/6/2012 via Reuters

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., acquired Bleacher Report, Inc.

synopsis: Time Warner Inc said its Turner Broadcasting unit has bought sports website the Bleacher Report to bulk up the media company's Internet sports presence, which includes websites such as NASCAR.com and NCAA.com. Bleacher Report helps sports fans follow the teams and topics they care about.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. "
target: Bleacher Report, Inc.
Bleacher Report helps sports fans follow the teams and topics they care about. Its dynamic contributor community specializes in reader-friendly coverage of real-time news stories, producing upwards of 1,000 original daily content items in entertaining multimedia formats.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/11/2012 via PR Newswire

USA TODAY Sports Media Group, acquired Quickish

synopsis: The USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced that it has completed its acquisition of the news curation and recommendation hub Quickish. Launched in January 2011, Quickish quickly established itself as a trusted and respected gateway to the most topical and timely sports news and analysis taking place across all social and media platforms.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: USA TODAY Sports Media Group
The USA TODAY Sports Media Group, created in January 2011, encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY, as well as Gannett Co. Inc.'s 81 community newspaper properties, 23 broadcast television stations, HighSchoolSports.net and BNQT.com. "
target: Quickish
Launched in January 2011, Quickish quickly established itself as a trusted and respected gateway to the most topical and timely sports news and analysis taking place across all social and media platforms.
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