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closed 8/2/2017 via Company Press Release

San Francisco 49ers, acquired Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area

synopsis: The San Francisco 49ers announced the acquisition of the nation’s most-watched high school sports television program, Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area. The show, which has been on air for 15 years, has been re-branded to “49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report” and will continue to feature a variety of sports from the high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
buyer: San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers owns and operates a professional sports club that plays football leagues in the United States. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in Santa Clara, California. The San Francisco 49ers also have a large amount of programming centered on engaging youth through sports. "
target: Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area
Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area is the nation’s most-watched high school sports television program. The show, which has been on air for the past 15 years and currently registers 1 million online views per year, features a wide variety of sports from the 175 high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Eleven Sports, acquired Team Whistle

synopsis: Eleven Sports has acquired New York-based Team Whistle, a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most.
buyer parent: Aser Ventures
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: Team Whistle
Team Whistle is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Spring Media, acquired Fanseat

synopsis: Spring Media continues its growth in digital sports consumer services with the acquisition of Fanseat, a global digital sports channel created by Finnish telco Elisa. Fanseat serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
buyer: Spring Media
Spring Media is an international sports media agency that provides media rights distribution as well as digital, production-, distribution- and consulting services for sporting events. Spring Media produces and distributes over 5,000 hours of live sports annually to over 200 broadcasters worldwide. "
target parent: Elisa Oyj
target: Fanseat
Fanseat is a global SVOD (subscription video on demand) digital sports channel launched by Finland’s largest private telecommunications company, Elisa, in 2015. It serves a cumulative audience of over 200,000 from 100 countries, with 4000 events and 10,000 hours of content aired live.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Play Sports Network

synopsis: Discovery, Inc., the global leader in real life entertainment, announced the purchase of a 71% controlling stake in Play Sports Group – the digital sports media company behind market-leading cycling brands Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids programming brands. Discovery reaches more than 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories. "
target: Play Sports Network
Based in the UK, Play Sports Group is the world's leading digital sports media company focused solely on cycling and tri-sports. Their channels include Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and Global Triathlon Network, along with a growing number of non-English language channels.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Eleven Sports, acquired Sportube Srl

synopsis: Eleven Sports, a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment, has acquired Sportube, the first Italian web TV service dedicated to sports. Sportube has exclusive rights to a number of Italian sport leagues including Italy’s third tier football league, Lega Pro.
buyer parent: Aser Group
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: Sportube Srl
Sportube is the first Italian web TV service dedicated to sports. The platform has exclusive rights to a number of Italian sport leagues including Italy’s third tier football league, Lega Pro, which offers LIVE access to 60 regional clubs in more than 1,200 games per season across all competitions.
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announced 4/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Sinclair Broadcast Group, will acquire Silver Chalice

synopsis: Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Silver Chalice and 120 Sports announced plans to combine forces as equity partners on a new multi-platform sports network, featuring a linear broadcast and comprehensive digital offerings. Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Silver Chalice
Silver Chalice creates television-quality video in partnership with rights holders in the sports media industry. Its networks deliver unique digital video experiences, with content available across a variety of platforms including web, mobile, connected TVs and streaming media devices.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

DraftKings, acquired VSiN

synopsis: DraftKings, the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions, has bought Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN), an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
buyer: DraftKings (DKNG:$614.53)
DraftKings, Inc. is the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions across fantasy football, baseball, golf, basketball, hockey, and college football and basketball. "
target: VSiN
Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN) is an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BusinessWire

USA TODAY Sports Media Group, acquired The Golfweek Group

synopsis: Gannett Co., Inc., the parent company for the USA TODAY NETWORK, announced the acquisition of an industry leader in golf publications, Golfweek. Golfweek will join the USA TODAY Sports Media Group, an “Official Media Partner” of the PGA TOUR, and part of the USA TODAY NETWORK which has more than 110 million unique monthly online visitors.
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 parent: Turnstile Media Group
target: The Golfweek Group
Founded in 1975, Golfweek is the most authentic and authoritative voice in golf. Serving enthusiasts who are truly passionate about the game of golf, the Golfweek brand includes Golfweek magazine, the Golfweek Digital Network, Golfweek Events and Golfweek Custom Media.
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announced 3/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Times Internet Limited, will acquire Willow TV

synopsis: Times Internet, India's largest digital network, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Willow TV International, the leading cricket broadcaster in the US. Willow is one of the fastest growing sports networks in the US, and the only channel that is dedicated solely to cricket in this country.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Times Internet Limited
Times Internet is the digital arm of The Times of India Group, India's largest diversified media company. Times Internet operates over 30 standalone digital business units. Times Internet reaches over 150 million monthly visitors, making it India's widest reaching digital business. "
target parent: Global Cricket Ventures
target: Willow TV
Willow TV International, Inc. is the premier broadcaster of cricket in the US Willow distributes a high definition linear television channel dedicated exclusively to cricket in the US, and provides television and digital production services to its global partners.
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closed 9/8/2008 via BusinessWeek

Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., acquired Willow TV

synopsis: Reliance Big Entertainment announced that it has acquired a majority stake in US based Willow TV, the World's largest portal for live internet streaming of all major cricket events from across the world. Willow TV, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, is a pioneer in live streaming of major international cricket.
buyer: Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (RBEL) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, one of India’s leading business houses with market leading businesses across Telecom, Financial Services, Infrastructure, Energy and Healthcare. "
target: Willow TV
Willow TV is the world’s leading portal for live Internet streaming of all Cricket events worldwide, and has been providing live streaming video of every major cricket series since 2003.
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closed 6/17/2020 via Company Press Release

FloSports, acquired Speed Shift TV

synopsis: FloSports, a leading sports streaming and original content network, has acquired the grassroots motorsports streaming leader, Speed Shift TV, including all of the company’s assets and broadcast rights. The acquisition boosts the motorsports offering on FloSports and brings over 400 additional racing events to its FloRacing platform.
buyer: FloSports
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed OTT subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to tens of thousands of competitions across 20-plus sports in the US and abroad. "
target: Speed Shift TV
Speed Shift TV is one of the leading motor sports marketing, production, and live streaming providers in the industry, servicing more than 275 nights of racing per year across the globe to an audience nationwide and beyond.
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closed 8/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sky Network Television Limited, acquired RugbyPass Limited

synopsis: Sky Television, the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand, has acquired RugbyPass, a company headquartered in Singapore that is the premier online destination for global rugby fans, offering a live streaming rugby service.
buyer: Sky Network Television Limited (NZSE:SKT:$508.40)
SKY is the pre-eminent pay television broadcasting service in New Zealand. SKY’s principal business activity is the distribution of both local and foreign program content to its subscriber base, predominantly through a digital satellite network. "
target: RugbyPass Limited
Headquartered in Singapore, RugbyPass is the premier online destination for global rugby fans, offering a live streaming rugby service. They also offer a wide array of original video content, news, analysis, stats and a world-first rugby player and team rankings system, the RugbyPass Index.
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announced 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Millennial Esports Corp., will acquire LetsGoRacing

synopsis: Millennial Esports Corp. will expand its global esports and motorsport content creation and distribution platform by taking a controlling stake in LetsGoRacing, a YouTube channel that focuses on motorsport and esports racing content.
buyer: Millennial Esports Corp. (TSXV:GAME:$25.53)
Millennial Esports Corp. focuses exclusively on two areas – esports racing and esports data provision. With publishing, IP, content, and data expertise in its portfolio, combined with a new board and management team, MEC is ready to lead the rush to profitability in the esports industry. "
target: LetsGoRacing
LetsGoRacing is a YouTube channel that focuses on motorsport and esports racing content. The channel has achieved more than 40 million views from fans across the globe who have watched an incredible 270 million minutes of content since 2013.
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announced 5/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Carrie Arran Resources Inc, will be merged with Anthem Media Group Inc

synopsis: Anthem Media Group has engineered a reverse takeover of mining company Carrie Arran Resources. Anthem Media Group Inc. is a media company operating niche television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms globally.
buyer: Carrie Arran Resources Inc (TSXV:SCO:$0.00)
Carrie Arran's principal business is the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral properties. Since incorporation, Carrie Arran's business has focused entirely on the acquisition of the Black Creek Project, located approximately 30 km north of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada. "
target: Anthem Media Group Inc
Anthem Media Group Inc. is a media company operating niche television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms globally. In addition to Fantasy Sports Network, Anthem’s portfolio includes RotoExperts.com, a leader in fantasy sports content, Fight Network, and more.
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closed 6/6/2011 via Market Wire

Majesco Entertainment Company, acquired Quick Hit, Inc.

synopsis: Majesco Entertainment Company, a leading publisher of video games for the mass market, is making several key acquisitions from Quick Hit, Inc., underscoring the commitment to its social games business. Specifically, Majesco acquired certain key operating assets as well as the Quick Hit development team to execute on its social games strategy.
buyer: Majesco Entertainment Company (US:COOL:$125.29)
Majesco Entertainment Company is a leading publisher of video games for the mass market. Building on more than 20 years of operating history, the company is focused on developing and publishing a wide range of casual and family oriented video games. "
target: Quick Hit, Inc.
Quick Hit, Inc. is a developer and operator of the online free-to-play NFL-licensed football game QUICKHIT NFL Football which utilizes the virtual goods revenue model. Quick Hit's compelling products fill a massive void in the casual online sports game industry.
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GigaMedia Limited, acquired T2CN

synopsis: GigaMedia Limited has entered into agreements to acquire majority ownership of T2CN Holding Limited, a leading online sports and casual game operator in China. This highly strategic acquisition establishes GigaMedia as a leader in one of the world's largest and fastest growing online game markets.
buyer: GigaMedia Limited (GIGM:$10.77)
GigaMedia Limited is a diversified provider of broadband and entertainment services, with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Through its subsidiary Cambridge Entertainment Software, the Company develops software for online entertainment services, including the global online gaming market. "
target: T2CN
T2CN is China's leading online sports and casual game company and operates FreeStyle, the most popular online sports game ever in China.T2CN has also developed diversified revenue streams and close marketing partnerships with premiere international brands including Coca-Cola, Nike and Nokia.
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closed 12/1/2020 via GlobeNewswire

V2 Games Inc., acquired GameOn App Inc.

synopsis: Vancouver-based V2 Games Inc., a portfolio company of Victory Square Technologies Inc., has acquired the assets and IP of GameOn App Inc., a leading-edge gaming company providing consumers, broadcasters, sportsbooks, venues, and brand partners with interactive, social experiences around sports, television, and live events.
buyer parent: Victory Square Technologies
buyer: V2 Games Inc.
Vancouver-based V2 Games is a video and mobile game ventures firm focusing on royalty investments in high-value gaming projects featuring globally-recognized intellectual properties. Its portfolio of games includes Pacific Rim: Breach Wars, Rune: Ragnarok, Men In Black, and Hello Kitty. "
target: GameOn App Inc.
GameOn is a leading-edge gaming company providing consumers, broadcasters, sportsbooks, venues, and brand partners with interactive, social experiences around sports, television, and live events. GameOn drives engagement and revenue through its suite of proprietary mobile and TV technologies.
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closed 9/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., acquired FLIP Sports

synopsis: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, completed the acquisition of the assets of FLIP Sports, a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports.
buyer: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCPK:GMBL:$0.00)
Esports Entertainment Group is a licensed Malta-based online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. The company offers fantasy, pools, fixed odds, and exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated, and secure platform to the global esports audience. "
target: FLIP Sports
FLIP Sports is a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports. Through its proprietary in-play, P2P technology, FLIP provides a unique multi-platform second-screen experience within an entertaining, social, and competitive gaming environment.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prey Studios will be merged with FunRock,

synopsis: Funrock, a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games, has announced getting into an agreement for merging operations with Prey Studios, a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: FunRock
FunRock is a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games. FunRock has one clear objective: to provide great entertainment, localized to the users preferred languages, on multiple platforms. "
target: Prey Studios
Prey Studios is a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. The company's computer games are developed as casual cross-platform games where users can host tournaments, coach fighters, sign sponsorship deals, and design their own gyms.
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announced 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prey Studios will be merged with FunRock,

synopsis: Funrock, a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games, has announced getting into an agreement for merging operations with Prey Studios, a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: FunRock
FunRock is a developer and publisher of great free-to-play multiplayer online games. FunRock has one clear objective: to provide great entertainment, localized to the users preferred languages, on multiple platforms. "
target: Prey Studios
Prey Studios is a developer of computer games designed on niché sports. The company's computer games are developed as casual cross-platform games where users can host tournaments, coach fighters, sign sponsorship deals, and design their own gyms.
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closed 8/2/2017 via Company Press Release

San Francisco 49ers, acquired Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area

synopsis: The San Francisco 49ers announced the acquisition of the nation’s most-watched high school sports television program, Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area. The show, which has been on air for 15 years, has been re-branded to “49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report” and will continue to feature a variety of sports from the high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
buyer: San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers owns and operates a professional sports club that plays football leagues in the United States. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in Santa Clara, California. The San Francisco 49ers also have a large amount of programming centered on engaging youth through sports. "
target: Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area
Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area is the nation’s most-watched high school sports television program. The show, which has been on air for the past 15 years and currently registers 1 million online views per year, features a wide variety of sports from the 175 high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
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closed 8/2/2017 via Company Press Release

San Francisco 49ers, acquired Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area

synopsis: The San Francisco 49ers announced the acquisition of the nation’s most-watched high school sports television program, Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area. The show, which has been on air for 15 years, has been re-branded to “49ers Cal-Hi Sports Report” and will continue to feature a variety of sports from the high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
buyer: San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers owns and operates a professional sports club that plays football leagues in the United States. The company was founded in 1946 and is based in Santa Clara, California. The San Francisco 49ers also have a large amount of programming centered on engaging youth through sports. "
target: Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area
Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area is the nation’s most-watched high school sports television program. The show, which has been on air for the past 15 years and currently registers 1 million online views per year, features a wide variety of sports from the 175 high schools throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
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announced 9/10/2014 via New York Times

Terry Pegula, will acquire Buffalo Bills, Inc.

synopsis: Terry Pegula and his family have won the bidding to buy the Buffalo Bills, a professional American football team based in Orchard Park, New York. An original franchise of the American Football League, they are members of the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
buyer: Terry Pegula
Terrence M. "Terry" Pegula bought the NHL's Buffalo Sabres On February 18, 2011. The Pennsylvania billionaire expanded his sports empire by acquiring the Atlanta-based France AllPro Athlete Management, a high-profile NFL player agent firm headed by Todd France. "
target: Buffalo Bills, Inc.
The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in Orchard Park, New York. An original franchise of the American Football League, they are members of the East Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
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closed 10/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Terry Emmert, acquired Milwaukee Mustangs

synopsis: Terry Emmert has acquired the Milwaukee Mustangs, a professional arena football team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are members of the Arena Football League (AFL), which they joined in 2010 during the league's restructuring. They play their home games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee.
buyer: Terry Emmert
Terry Emmert is the CEO of Emmert International, an engineered transport and structural relocation company specializing in heavy-duty transit. "
target: Milwaukee Mustangs
The Milwaukee Mustangs are a professional arena football team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are members of the Arena Football League (AFL), which they joined in 2010 during the league's restructuring. They play their home games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in downtown Milwaukee.
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announced 10/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hockey Sensations LLC, will acquire Bloomington Edge

synopsis: Hockey Sensations LLC led by Sandra Hunnewell has agreed to purchase the Bloomington Edge indoor football team from principal owner Jim Morris. The Bloomington Edge is a professional indoor football team which is a charter member of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League, based in Bloomington, Illinois.
buyer: Hockey Sensations LLC
Hockey Sensations LLC, led by Sandra Hunnewell, formed the Bloomington Blaze hockey team, based in Bloomington, IL. "
target: Bloomington Edge
The Bloomington Edge is a professional indoor football team which is a charter member of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League, based in Bloomington, Illinois.
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closed 10/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Chris Williams, acquired The New Mexico Stars

synopsis: Coach Chris Williams, a veteran of nine seasons as a head coach in indoor leagues, including last season with the Stars, will have a 51 percent stake in the team, the New Mexico Stars.
buyer: Chris Williams
Chris Williams is a veteran coach of nine seasons as a head coach in indoor leagues, including last season with the New Mexico Stars. "
target: The New Mexico Stars
The New Mexico Stars are a professional indoor football team based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The Stars are currently a member of the Lone Star Football League. They began play in the Indoor Football League during the 2012 season as an expansion team.
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James Haslam III, acquired Cleveland Browns LLC

synopsis: Jimmy Haslam — the brother of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and current CEO of Knoxville-based truck stop chain Pilot Flying J — has entered into an agreement to purchase the Cleveland Browns football club. The Cleveland Browns is a member of the North Division of the American Football Conference of the National Football League.
buyer: James Haslam III
James Haslam III, 58, is the president of Pilot Travel Centers LLC, the nation’s largest operator of travel centers and truck stops. He is also the brother of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. Haslam was a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to his acquisition of the Cleveland Browns. "
target: Cleveland Browns LLC
Cleveland Browns LLC operates as a football club. It provides football training camps; and organizes football matches, as well as sells tickets for the matches. The Cleveland Browns is a member of the North Division of the American Football Conference ("AFC") of the National Football League ("NFL").
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United Indoor Football League, acquired Ultimate Indoor Football League

synopsis: The newly formed United Indoor Football League has acquired the assets of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. With teams from Pennsylvania to Florida the 2012 season will begin the first week of March.
buyer: United Indoor Football League
The United Indoor Football League (UIFL) is a regional professional indoor football league. As of 2012, the league has 11 teams combined from both the Northern and Southern Conference. "
target: Ultimate Indoor Football League
Ultimate Indoor Football League, LLC operates an indoor football league. The league's first five teams will be located in the Appalachia region, with teams based in Canton, Ohio; Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Pikeville, Kentucky; Highland Heights, Kentucky; and Huntington, West Virginia.
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closed 2/24/2015 via Company Press Release

National Rugby League Limited, acquired Gold Coast Titans Football Operations Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: The National Rugby League has taken control of the Gold Coast Titans Rugby League football club, an Australian professional rugby league football club, based in Gold Coast, Queensland. The club competes in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership.
buyer: National Rugby League Limited
The National Rugby League (NRL) is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. The NRL's main competition is known as the Telstra Premiership, and is regarded as the world's elite rugby league championship. "
target: Gold Coast Titans Football Operations Pty. Ltd.
The Gold Coast Titans are an Australian professional rugby league football club, based in Gold Coast, Queensland. The club competes in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the National Rugby League (NRL) premiership.
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closed 1/29/2015 via BBC

Dejphon Chansiri, acquired Sheffield Wednesday Football Club

synopsis: Dejphon Chansiri, whose family owns Thai Union Frozen Group, has acquired a 100% stake in Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, a football club based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Sheffield Wednesday is one of the oldest professional clubs in the world and the fifth oldest in the English league.
buyer: Dejphon Chansiri
Dejphon Chansiri is a businessman from Thailand. His family owns Thai Union Frozen Products Public Company Limited, the world's largest producer of tuna, based in Thailand. "
target: Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a football club based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Sheffield Wednesday is one of the oldest professional clubs in the world and the fifth oldest in the English league.
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closed 12/30/2014 via BNC Analysis

Yorkshire Tykes Limited, acquired Yorkshire Carnegie

synopsis: Yorkshire Tykes, a new company created by local businessmen with David Dockray, has acquired Championship rugby team Yorkshire Carnegie. The Yorkshire Carnegie plays in the RFU Championship and is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
buyer: Yorkshire Tykes Limited
Yorkshire Tykes Limited is a company, created by a bunch of local businessmen, including David Dockray as Chairman, for the purpose of acquiring Yorkshire Carnegie and its business. David Dockray was formerly the European Managing Partner of PwC Consulting. "
target: Yorkshire Carnegie
Yorkshire Carnegie is an English rugby union club, based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, currently playing in the RFU Championship.
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closed 12/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Inc., acquired Vissel Kobe

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announced that it has acquired all shares of Crimson Football Club Inc., the company which runs Japan Professional Football League Vissel Kobe, a Japanese professional football club, currently playing in the J. League Division 1. The team is located in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet service companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: Vissel Kobe
Vissel Kobe is a Japanese professional football club, currently playing in the J. League Division 1. The team is located in Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture. The home stadium is Kobe Wing Stadium, in Hyōgo-ku, though some home matches are played at Kobe Universiade Memorial Stadium in Suma-ku.
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Steve Claridge, will acquire Salisbury City Football Club Limited

synopsis: Steve Claridge has made an offer to acquire the Salisbury City Football Club, an English football club based in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The club participates in the Conference Premier, the fifth tier of English football. They were formed in 1947 and play at The Raymond McEnhill Stadium.
buyer: Steve Claridge
Steve Claridge is an English football player, pundit and coach, who last played for semi-professional team Gosport Borough from 2011 to 2012. He is currently a pundit for BBC Sport football shows including Football Focus and the The Football League Show. "
target parent: A.S. Otail M.Touzar
target: Salisbury City Football Club Limited
Salisbury City Football Club is an English football club based in Salisbury, Wiltshire. The club participates in the Conference Premier, the fifth tier of English football. They were formed in 1947 and play at The Raymond McEnhill Stadium.
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closed 10/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Joe Tacopina and Joey Saputo, acquired Bologna F.C.

synopsis: Joe Tacopina and Joey Saputo have closed the acquisition of historic Bologna Football Club 1909, an Italian football club based in Bologna, Italy. The club was formed in 1909 (and reformed in 1993) and is a founding member of Serie A.
buyer: Joe Tacopina and Joey Saputo
Joe Tacopina was the Vice President, Board Member, and Part Owner of A.S. Roma, a football club in Italy. Joey Saputo is a Canadian businessman and the president of the Montreal Impract, a professional soccer team. "
target: Bologna F.C.
Bologna Football Club 1909 is an Italian football club based in Bologna, Italy. The club was formed in 1909 (and reformed in 1993) and is a founding member of Serie A.
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announced 9/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Manhattan Capital LLC, will acquire The Louisville Bats

synopsis: The Louisville Bats announced an impending majority sale of their Triple-A club to Manhattan Capital Sports Acquisition LLC, a company that CEO Stuart Katzoff promises will "build upon Louisville's strong tradition of successful baseball." The Louisville Bats are the Triple-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.
buyer: Manhattan Capital LLC
Manhattan Capital is a private investment firm that identifies and develops assets with unique potential for capital appreciation in the real estate, hospitality and sports entertainment sectors. "
target: The Louisville Bats
The Louisville Bats, which play in Louisville, Kentucky, are the Triple-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The team, formerly known as the Louisville RiverBats, plays in the International League.
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closed 9/19/2014 via BusinessWire

Fort Lauderdale Strikers Acquisition Group, acquired Fort Lauderdale Strikers

synopsis: Traffic Sports, owner of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, announced that a group of three Brazilian investors - Paulo Cesso, Ricardo Geromel, and Rafael Bertani - has purchased the team. The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are an American professional soccer team based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
buyer: Fort Lauderdale Strikers Acquisition Group
The Acquisition Group consists of Paulo Cesso, Ricardo Geromel, and Rafael Bertani. Cesso is an entrepreneur and investor in the field of education; he manages a portfolio of schools and universities in Brazil and invests in several companies. "
target parent: Traffic Sports
target: Fort Lauderdale Strikers
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers are an American professional soccer team based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Founded in 2006, they play in the North American Soccer League (NASL), the second tier of the American soccer pyramid.
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announced 9/17/2014 via Company Press Release

Los Angeles Dodgers, will acquire Oklahoma City RedHawks

synopsis: Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC, owner of the Oklahoma City RedHawks, has reached an agreement to sell the franchise. The new ownership group will be a partnership between Mandalay Entertainment Chairman and CEO Peter Guber and other current principals of Mandalay Baseball Properties, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
buyer parent: Guggenheim Partners, LLC
buyer: Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers are a professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers are members of Major League Baseball's National League West Division. Established in 1883, the team originated in Brooklyn, New York, where they become known as the Dodgers in 1932. "
target parent: Mandalay Entertainment
target: Oklahoma City RedHawks
The Oklahoma City RedHawks are a minor league baseball team based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The team, which plays in the Pacific Coast League, is the Triple-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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closed 9/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kevin Nagle, acquired Sacramento Republic Football Club, LLC

synopsis: Sacramento Kings co-owner Kevin Nagle has purchased a controlling interest in Sacramento Republic FC, an American professional soccer team based in Sacramento, California, with the goal of growing the minor-league team into a Major League Soccer franchise
buyer: Kevin Nagle
Kevin Nagle is the co-owner of the Sacramento Kings, a professional basketball team based in Sacramento, California, United States. "
target: Sacramento Republic Football Club, LLC
Sacramento Republic FC is an American professional soccer team based in Sacramento, California. Founded in 2012, the team made its debut in the USL Pro in 2014.
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closed 8/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Mark and Nicola Palios, acquired Tranmere Rovers Football Club

synopsis: Mark and Nicola Palios are taking a controlling interest in Tranmere Rovers Football Club, having reached an agreement with current owner Peter Johnson. Tranmere Rovers Football Club are an English professional association football club founded in 1884, and based in Birkenhead, Wirral.
buyer: Mark and Nicola Palios
Mark Palios is a former chief executive of The Football Association, made over 280 appearances for the club in two spells at Prenton Park. Nicola Palios is a highly successful commercial lawyer with significant experience in business, sport and consultancy. "
target: Tranmere Rovers Football Club
Tranmere Rovers Football Club are an English professional association football club founded in 1884, and based in Birkenhead, Wirral. They play in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system, and are managed by Rob Edwards.
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closed 7/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Max Tshabalala, acquired Bloemfontein Celtic Football Club

synopsis: Max Tshabalala has confirmed that he has completed the purchase of Bloemfontein Celtic FC, a South African football (soccer) club based in Bloemfontein that plays in the Premier Soccer League. Bloemfontein Celtic has a large fan base in the Free State, Siwelele.
buyer: Max Tshabalala
Max Tshabalala is the owner of Roses United, a South African football club based in Bloemfontein, Free State province that plays in the National First Division. "
target: Bloemfontein Celtic Football Club
Bloemfontein Celtic is a South African football (soccer) club based in Bloemfontein that plays in the Premier Soccer League. Bloemfontein Celtic has a large fan base in the Free State, Siwelele.
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closed 7/7/2014 via BNC Analysis

Francesco Becchetti, acquired Leyton Orient Football Club Ltd

synopsis: Francesco Becchetti has acquired a 90 percent stake in Leyton Orient Football Club, a professional football club in Leyton, in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, England. They play in Football League One, the third tier in the English football league system, and are known to their fans as the O's.
buyer: Francesco Becchetti
Francesco Becchetti is head of renewable energy and waste management firm the Becchetti Energy Group and had previously been linked with takeovers at Reading and Italian outfit Bari. "
target: Leyton Orient Football Club Ltd
Leyton Orient Football Club is a professional football club in Leyton, in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, England. They play in Football League One, the third tier in the English football league system, and are known to their fans as the O's.
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announced 7/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Palisades Arcadia Baseball LLC, will acquire Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Club, L.L.C.

synopsis: Palisades Arcadia Baseball LLC has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the Dayton Dragons franchise, a Class A minor league baseball team playing in the Midwest League from Dayton, Ohio, from Mandalay Baseball Properties LLC.
buyer: Palisades Arcadia Baseball LLC
Palisades Arcadia Baseball is a holding company led by three Harvard friends and graduates, Nick Sakellariadis, Greg Rosenbaum, and Michael Savit. "
target parent: Mandalay Entertainment
target: Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Club, L.L.C.
The Dayton Dragons are a Class A minor league baseball team playing in the Midwest League from Dayton, Ohio. The Dragons are affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds. Their home stadium is Fifth Third Field.
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