Like Fermata Partners LLC

closed 10/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Fanatics, Inc., acquired Fermata Partners LLC

synopsis: Fanatics announced it has acquired the collegiate licensing services practice of Fermata Partners from CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency. Fermata is a consumer products licensing agency that partners with brands possessing deep affinity in sport and college to formulate global strategies and deliver practical execution.
buyer: Fanatics, Inc.
The global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their team apparel and jerseys through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture. Fanatics sells the largest collection of timeless merchandise. "
target parent: Creative Artists Agency
target: Fermata Partners LLC
Fermata is a consumer products licensing agency that partners with brands possessing deep affinity in sport, lifestyle, and college to formulate global strategies and deliver practical execution. They help their clients evolve transactional licensing administration into transformational brands.
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closed 10/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Atairos Group, Inc., acquired Learfield Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Learfield Communications, Inc., the leading provider of integrated marketing solutions in college sports, announced that it has been acquired by Atairos Group, Inc., an independent private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses, from Providence Equity Partners.
buyer: Atairos Group, Inc.
Atairos is an independent private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses across a wide range of industries. Atairos provides a unique combination of active strategic partnership and patient long-term capital to high-potential companies and their management teams. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Learfield Communications, Inc.
Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors' Cup.
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closed 6/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Learfield Sports, acquired SME, Inc.

synopsis: Learfield continues to add capabilities to its array of services with the acquisition of SME, a New York City-based agency specializing in building brands. SME is a renowned brand development agency serving the sports entertainment, higher education and collegiate athletics industries.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Learfield Sports
An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for 125 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels. "
target: SME, Inc.
SME is a renowned brand development agency serving the sports entertainment, higher education and collegiate athletics industries. These services include strategy, research, positioning, naming, brand identity & management, messaging, social media, web, events, media planning, advertising, and more.
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closed 9/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Learfield Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners, a leading global private equity firm, has taken up a majority stake in Learfield Communications Inc ., which owns the athletic multimedia rights for various collegiate institutions and associations.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Learfield Communications, Inc.
Learfield Communications, Inc. engages in the management of multi-media rights for college athletic programs in the United States.
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closed 2/24/2021 via PR Newswire

admiral.digital, acquired Fresh Sports Group

synopsis: admiral.digital, a marketing technology consultancy in Malaysia, has acquired Fresh Sports Group (FSG), a Malaysia-based marketing technology company. FSG connects technology, data and marketing to help sports brands drive better customer experiences. Their services include SEO, brand design, content creation, performance marketing, and more.
buyer: admiral.digital
admiral.digital is a marketing technology consultancy in Malaysia. admiral.digital makes marketing technology more accessible to help brands grow. They offer services for product development, customer experience, data management, branding, SEO, content, performance marketing, and more. "
target: Fresh Sports Group
Fresh Sports Group (FSG) is a Malaysia-based marketing technology company. FSG connects technology, data and marketing to help sports brands drive better customer experiences and grow their bottom line. Their services include SEO, brand design, content creation, performance marketing, and more.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Authentic Brands Group, acquired Muhammad Ali Enterprises

synopsis: Authentic Brands Group ("ABG"), announced the acquisition of Muhammad Ali Enterprises from CORE Media Group. Following the acquisition, ABG will own and manage, in partnership with the Ali family and Joel Weinshanker, the intellectual property associated with one of the most celebrated and widely recognized athletes and humanitarians of all time.
buyer: Authentic Brands Group
Authentic Brands Group is a brand development and licensing company. In conjunction with Leonard Green & Partners, their mandate is to acquire, manage and build long-term value in prominent consumer brands. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Muhammad Ali Enterprises
Muhammad Ali Enterprises is a global licensing program. The Ali brand pervades every aspect of popular culture, from music to advertising to film. He is the world's most recognized celebrity athlete.
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closed 11/9/2017 via BusinessWire

Hirschfeld Marketing, acquired Bulldawg Marketing

synopsis: Hirschfeld Marketing Solutions (HMS), event architects that help brands connect to their consumers through hospitality, sampling, mobile tours and other event activations, announced the acquisition of Bulldawg Marketing, a fully integrated marketing agency that is known for its outstanding reputation in the NASCAR industry.
buyer: Hirschfeld Marketing
Hirschfeld Marketing Solutions is an experiential marketing and lifestyle engagement agency located in Charlotte, NC. Since 2006, industry-leading companies have turned to HMS to develop creative ways of using sports and entertainment to connect their brands to the consumer. "
target: Bulldawg Marketing
Bulldawg Marketing is a fully integrated marketing agency that is known for its outstanding reputation in the NASCAR industry. They are specialists in licensing, merchandising and multi-brand program development and execution.
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announced 9/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Old Hat Creative will be merged with Third Degree Advertising,

synopsis: Sports marketing firm, Old Hat Creative and financial services marketing firm, Third Degree Advertising announced plans to merge the two central Oklahoma headquartered agencies.
buyer: Third Degree Advertising
Third Degree is a marketing company that specializes in strategic business planning for credit unions and they develop custom marketing strategies for a variety of B2B and B2C brands. "
target: Old Hat Creative
Old Hat Creative, LLC is a collegiate sports marketing firms . The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Norman, Oklahoma.
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closed 10/25/2012 via BusinessWire

Brand Affinity Technologies, purchased Fan Photography Business from Printroom, Inc.

synopsis: Brand Affinity Technologies, Inc. (BAT), the expert in activating, engaging and monetizing the fan, has acquired the fan photography business and intellectual property of Printroom, Inc., one of the nation’s leading online fan and professional photography services platforms for sporting and entertainment events.
buyer: Brand Affinity Technologies
Brand Affinity Technologies (BAT), founded in 2007, is a technology and marketing services company focused on activating, engaging, and monetizing the FAN. BAT’s offerings power highly-targeted and interactive 360° fan-centric experiences and promotions. "
seller: Printroom, Inc.
Printroom is the market leader in providing high-value, fan photo engagement solutions to over 50 professional sports properties, sports teams, and event promoters. Printroom’s fan photography division directly engaged with and photographed over 10 million U.S. fans in 2011.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
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0.0x
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closed 10/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Fanatics, Inc., acquired Fermata Partners LLC

synopsis: Fanatics announced it has acquired the collegiate licensing services practice of Fermata Partners from CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency. Fermata is a consumer products licensing agency that partners with brands possessing deep affinity in sport and college to formulate global strategies and deliver practical execution.
buyer: Fanatics, Inc.
The global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their team apparel and jerseys through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture. Fanatics sells the largest collection of timeless merchandise. "
target parent: Creative Artists Agency
target: Fermata Partners LLC
Fermata is a consumer products licensing agency that partners with brands possessing deep affinity in sport, lifestyle, and college to formulate global strategies and deliver practical execution. They help their clients evolve transactional licensing administration into transformational brands.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fanatics, Inc., acquired WinCraft

synopsis: Fanatics, the global leader in licensed sports merchandise, has acquired WinCraft, a leading manufacturer of licensed and promotional products for retailers, professional sports teams, concessionaires, colleges, businesses, distributors, and schools. WinCraft has licenses for all leagues and offers custom products for local teams.
buyer: Fanatics, Inc.
The global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their team apparel and jerseys through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture. Fanatics sells the largest collection of timeless merchandise. "
target: WinCraft
WinCraft is a leading manufacturer of licensed and promotional products for retailers, professional sports teams, concessionaires, colleges, businesses, distributors, and schools. WinCraft offers a vast array of products. They have licenses for all leagues and offers custom products for local teams.
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announced 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fanatics, Inc., will acquire Steiner Sports

synopsis: Fanatics, global leader in licensed sports merchandise, has reached an agreement to acquire Steiner Sports, a company that was founded as an athlete marketing firm but has expanded into memorabilia, selling autographed items. The deal does not include Steiner’s athlete contracts.
buyer: Fanatics, Inc.
The global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their team apparel and jerseys through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture. Fanatics sells the largest collection of timeless merchandise. "
target: Steiner Sports
Steiner Sports was founded as an athlete marketing company. They later expanded into memorabilia, selling autographed items. Steiner Sports is the exclusive distributor of game-used items for the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Dallas Cowboys, Notre Dame, Syracuse and other entities.
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closed 10/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Fanatics, Inc., acquired Fermata Partners LLC

synopsis: Fanatics announced it has acquired the collegiate licensing services practice of Fermata Partners from CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency. Fermata is a consumer products licensing agency that partners with brands possessing deep affinity in sport and college to formulate global strategies and deliver practical execution.
buyer: Fanatics, Inc.
The global leader in licensed sports merchandise, Fanatics is changing the way fans purchase their team apparel and jerseys through an innovative, tech-infused approach to making and selling fan gear in today’s on-demand culture. Fanatics sells the largest collection of timeless merchandise. "
target parent: Creative Artists Agency
target: Fermata Partners LLC
Fermata is a consumer products licensing agency that partners with brands possessing deep affinity in sport, lifestyle, and college to formulate global strategies and deliver practical execution. They help their clients evolve transactional licensing administration into transformational brands.
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closed 2/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Fanatics, Inc., acquired Kitbag Limited

synopsis: Fanatics, Inc., the leading provider of officially licensed sports merchandise, announced it has completed the acquisition of Kitbag, a UK-based international sports eCommerce company. Kitbag runs its own site and also operates the online and retail business for more than 25 partners across European soccer, motorsports, rugby, tennis and golf.
buyer parent: Banneker Partners
buyer: Fanatics, Inc.
Fanatics is the market leader for officially licensed sports merchandise and provides the ultimate shopping experience to sports fans. Fanatics is a top 50 Internet Retailer Company that comprises the broadest online assortment of officially licensed items via its Fanatics and FansEdge brands. "
target parent: Findel plc
target: Kitbag Limited
Kitbag is a specialist multi-channel sports retail services provider, offering sports fans the broadest range of products through both its e-commerce store and over 25 e-commerce stores operated for the world's leading sports brands.
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$17
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closed 3/15/2011 via BusinessWire

GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc., acquired Football Fanatics Inc.

synopsis: GSI Commerce Inc. has announced that it has closed its acquisition of Fanatics, Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida-based company that operates more than 250 e-commerce websites, including www.footballfanatics.com, and over 60 e-commerce stores for collegiate and professional sports partners and media organizations.
buyer: GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc. (GSIC:$0.00)
GSI Commerce® is a leading provider of services that enable e-commerce, multichannel retailing and interactive marketing. GSI delivers customized e-commerce solutions through an e-commerce platform, which is comprised of technology, fulfillment and customer care. "
target: Football Fanatics Inc.
With over 150,000 available items, Fanatics offers a deep product assortment spanning collegiate and professional teams, action sports including surf, skate and MMA, and offers this merchandise on websites such as footballfanatics.com and surffanatics.com.
price ($mm)[EV]
$277 [$253]
rev ($mm)
$142
EBITDA ($mm)
$19
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2.1x
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15.6x
closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

BHG Group AB, acquired IP-Agency Finland Oy

synopsis: Sweden-based BHG Group AB has acquired 51 percent of IP Agency Finland Oy, a leading online company specialising in products for sports and leisure. IP Agency's products are made up of proprietary brands that are sold mainly in Finland, Sweden, Belgium, the DACH region, and the US.
buyer: BHG Group AB (OM:BHG:$1,068.32)
Sweden-based BHG is the number 1 consumer e-commerce company in the Nordics. With an ecosystem of online stores supported by physical destinations and services, BHG offers the market’s leading range of well-known brands, totaling close to 1 million unique products. "
target: IP-Agency Finland Oy
IP-Agency Finland Oy is an online professional consumer goods design, development, sourcing, and logistics company for major retailers in the Nordic region. They provide a wide range of products specializing in fitness and outdoor activities.
price ($mm)
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$22
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closed 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Entro Marketing Pty Limited, acquired Back To Sport

synopsis: Entro Marketing Pty Limited, owner of BodyHeal, an online retailer for sports injury supplies, has acquired Back To Sport, an online shop focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation supplies that help athletes and sports people to prevent and recover from most sport injuries. Both companies are based in Australia.
buyer: Entro Marketing Pty Limited
Entro Marketing Pty Limited is a family-owned company and are experts in the world of sports injury supplies. It is also the owner of BodyHeal, another online retailer for sports injury supplies. "
target: Back To Sport
Back To Sport is an online shop focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation supplies that help athletes and sports people to prevent and recover from most sport injuries. They are based in Australia.
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announced 2/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Footway Group AB, will acquire Sportamore AB

synopsis: Footway Group AB, a Swedish web-based platform and online retailer of shoes, will acquire Sportamore AB. Headquartered in Bromma, Sweden, Sportamore is a leading online retailer in the Nordic region of sport-related products. Sportamore sells over 30,000 products from around 300 different brands representing more than 30 different sports.
buyer: Footway Group AB (OM:FOOT B:$99.81)
Sweden-based Footway is a web-based platform and online retailer of shoes that enables customers and manufacturers to meet. The company works with crowdsourcing, AI, and data-driven automation tools to improve its service with both customers and suppliers worldwide. "
target: Sportamore AB (OM:SPOR:$101.44)
Sweden-based Sportamore is the Nordic region's leading and fastest-growing technology company that sells sport-related products online. Sportamore sells over 30,000 products from around 300 different brands representing more than 30 different sports.
price ($mm)[EV]
$45 [$62]
rev ($mm)
$103
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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0.6x
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42.4x
closed 2/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Morele.net, acquired Sklep-Presto.pl

synopsis: Morele.net, a leading online consumer electronics store in Poland, has acquired Sklep-Presto.pl, one of the leading online retailers of sports and outdoor equipment in Poland. Sklep-Presto.pl offers a wide range of sports equipment at low prices. These include footwear and clothing, fitness and gym products, bicycling products, and more.
buyer parent: MCI Capital S.A.
buyer: Morele.net
Morele.net is a leading online consumer electronics store in Poland. They offer over 50,000 products, with more than half readily available at all times. Their products include laptops, computers, radio and television, telephones and tablets, cameras, and more. "
target: Sklep-Presto.pl
Sklep-Presto.pl is one of the leading online retailers of sports and outdoor equipment in Poland. They offer a wide range of sports equipment at low prices. These include footwear and clothing, fitness and gym products, winter sports products, summer sports products, bicycling products, and more.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BusinessWire

On Location Experiences, acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: On Location Experiences, a premium experiential hospitality business, announced it has acquired PrimeSport, a leader in providing direct access to some of the biggest events in sports and entertainment. PrimeSport is a leading Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, hospitality, travel for fans and corporate clients.
buyer: On Location Experiences
On Location Experiences is a leader in premium experiential hospitality business, establishing a new industry standard to serve iconic right holders with extensive experience in ticketing, curated hospitality, live event production and travel management in the worlds of sports and entertainment. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is a leading Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, hospitality, travel for fans and corporate clients. PrimeSport’s partnerships with the largest entities in the industry allow them to provide an unparalleled experience for avid sports fans and corporate clients.
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closed 2/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., in partnership with management, announced the completion of the sale of PrimeSport Holdings Inc. to The Carlyle Group. PrimeSport is an event lifecycle management company and vertically integrated eCommerce leader focused on monetizing the biggest sporting events in the world.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $203 billion of assets under management across 129 funds and 141 fund of funds vehicles. Founded in 1987, Carlyle has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms, with 1,700 professionals around the world. "
target parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is the leading global Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, corporate and fan travel packages, and hospitality events for corporations, professional sports teams and fans.
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announced 6/16/2014 via BusinessWire

BESTSELLER, will acquire M and M Direct Limited

synopsis: M and M Direct Ltd, one of Europe’s leading online and mail order retailers of discounted lifestyle, fashion and sports apparel and footwear, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by BESTSELLER, a company that provides affordable fashion for women, men, teenagers and children.
buyer: BESTSELLER
BESTSELLER provides affordable fashion for women, men, teenagers and children. BESTSELLER markets their products in most of Europe, the Middle East, Canada, India and globally via e-commerce. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: M and M Direct Limited
M and M Direct Ltd is the UK’s leading purchaser of end-of-line clearance for fashion and sports products. As an online and mail order retailer, M and M offers sports and fashion apparel and footwear for men, women and children, at substantial discounts.
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., acquired PrimeSport

synopsis: PrimeSport, Inc. and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. announced that Clearlake, a private investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in PrimeSport, a leading sports travel and entertainment management company.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group is a private investment firm focused on private equity and special situation transactions. Having committed approximately $3 bn over 50 investments, Clearlake's professionals have a history of long-term strategic partnership with management to transform and grow companies. "
target: PrimeSport
PrimeSport is the leading global Sports Travel and Event Management company, offering tickets, corporate and fan travel packages, and hospitality events for corporations, professional sports teams and fans.
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closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

SmartGuy Group A/S, acquired Schmid Profi GmbH

synopsis: SmartGuy Group A/S has acquired the assets of the internet retail company Schmid Profi GmbH; a German company with activities in online sports- and fashion mainly in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
buyer: SmartGuy Group A/S (CPH:SMART:$80.27)
SmartGuy is a European online retailer of fashion apparel with a leading position in the Nordic region achieved through an unremitting commitment to profitable growth. "
target: Schmid Profi GmbH
Schmid Profi GmbH is an online retailer with activities in sports and fashion mainly in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. It it based Germany.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BusinessWire

The TJX Companies, Inc., acquired Sierra Trading Post

synopsis: The TJX Companies, Inc., the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide, announced that it has acquired Sierra Trading Post, an off-price Internet retailer based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The purchase price of approximately $200 million.
buyer: The TJX Companies, Inc. (TJX:$25,878.37)
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates 1,039 T.J. Maxx, 912 Marshalls, and 417 HomeGoods stores in the United States; 222 Winners, 88 HomeSense, and 14 Marshalls stores in Canada. "
target: Sierra Trading Post
Sierra Trading Post is an online and catalog retailer that sells seconds, overstocks and closeouts. The company offers products in categories like outdoor recreation and adventure gear, footwear, clothing and home decor and claims to offer everyday savings of 35-70% on their products.
price ($mm)
$200
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$200
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EV / rev
1.0x
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closed 3/15/2011 via BusinessWire

GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc., acquired Football Fanatics Inc.

synopsis: GSI Commerce Inc. has announced that it has closed its acquisition of Fanatics, Inc., a Jacksonville, Florida-based company that operates more than 250 e-commerce websites, including www.footballfanatics.com, and over 60 e-commerce stores for collegiate and professional sports partners and media organizations.
buyer: GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc. (GSIC:$0.00)
GSI Commerce® is a leading provider of services that enable e-commerce, multichannel retailing and interactive marketing. GSI delivers customized e-commerce solutions through an e-commerce platform, which is comprised of technology, fulfillment and customer care. "
target: Football Fanatics Inc.
With over 150,000 available items, Fanatics offers a deep product assortment spanning collegiate and professional teams, action sports including surf, skate and MMA, and offers this merchandise on websites such as footballfanatics.com and surffanatics.com.
price ($mm)[EV]
$277 [$253]
rev ($mm)
$142
EBITDA ($mm)
$19
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
15.6x
closed 2/4/2008 via BusinessWire

National Lampoon, acquired Rivalfish

synopsis: National Lampoon, Inc. the most widely recognized brand in comedy, has acquired the website, and retains an option to purchase the licensing division, of Rivalfish the #1 college sports rivalry brand, for an undisclosed sum. Prior to the acquisition, Rivalfish was part of the National Lampoon Humor Network.
buyer: National Lampoon (US:NLMP:$0.00)
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing. "
target: Rivalfish
Rivalfish.com was founded in 2004 by three college sports fanatics who shared a passion for finding success at other people’s expense. The merchandising and licensing division of Rivalfish offers products including hoodies, t-shirts and magnets for die-hard fans. Rivalfish allows buyers to customize
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$0.09
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closed 10/25/2007 via BusinessWire

TA Associates, acquired M and M Direct Limited

synopsis: TA Associates, a leading growth private equity and buyout firm, today announced it has completed a majority investment in M and M Direct Ltd, the leading online and mail order retailer of discounted lifestyle, fashion and sports apparel and footwear in the UK. M and M was formerly majority owned by its founders and ECI Partners.
buyer: TA Associates
Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced private equity firms. The firm has invested in nearly 400 companies and manages more than $16 billion in capital. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: M and M Direct Limited
M and M Direct Limited is the UK’s leading purchaser of end-of-line clearance for fashion and sports products. As an online and mail order retailer, M and M offers sports and fashion apparel and footwear for men, women and children, at substantial discounts.
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closed 11/30/2006 via

North America Sports Media Inc, acquired Gotickets.com L.L.C

synopsis: North America Sports Media Inc. has acquired Premiere Sports Travel L.L.C., Premiere Plus L.L.C. and Gotickets.com L.L.C., affiliated companies that sell travel, hospitality and ticket packages for major sporting and entertainment events worldwide.
buyer parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
buyer: North America Sports Media Inc
North America Sports Media, Inc. is a holding company formed by private equity firm Pfingsten Partners, L.L.C. and veteran sports marketing specialist Christopher J. Brennan to build an integrated sports marketing platform. "
target: Gotickets.com L.L.C
Gotickets.com is one of the country’s top online secondary ticket brokers with an emphasis on sports and entertainment tickets.
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closed 4/12/2004 via PR Newswire

Dreams, Inc., acquired Pro Sports Memorabilia Inc.

synopsis: Dreams, Inc. acquired the assets of Pro Sports Memorabilia.com, one of the largest distributors of authentic sports collectibles in the world, in an all cash transaction, payable over three years. Pro Sports has enjoyed a seven-year operating history prior to being purchased by Dreams.
buyer: Dreams, Inc. (DRJ:$0.00)
Dreams, Inc. sets itself apart from other traditional memorabilia companies with diversified products and services provided through its operating subsidiaries. Mounted Memories is the leader in production of authentic sports and celebrity autographed memorabilia and collectibles. "
target: Pro Sports Memorabilia Inc.
Pro Sports Memorabilia is one of the largest distributors of authentic sports collectibles in the world. Our products are licensed by the NFL,NBA,NHL and MLB. Our line of sports collectibles includes items from sports heroes of today as well as yesterday.
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

all4golf, acquired Clubhouse Golf Ltd.

synopsis: all4golf, Europe’s largest e-commerce company for golf equipment, has acquired Clubhouse Golf from Foresight Group LLP, a UK-based infrastructure and private equity investment manager. Clubhouse Golf is an independent online retailer of golf equipment in the UK. Clubhouse Golf offers a variety of products from major brands at competitive prices.
buyer: all4golf
all4golf is Europe’s largest e-commerce company for golf equipment. all4golf offers more than 20,000 products at affordable prices with fast delivery. Their extensive range of products include golf clubs, polo shirts, golf umbrellas, shoes, accessories and more. "
target parent: Foresight Group
target: Clubhouse Golf Ltd.
Clubhouse Golf is the UK’s largest independent online retailer of golf equipment. Clubhouse Golf offers a large variety of products from major brands at competitive prices. Their products include golf clubs, bags, shoes, golf balls, trolleys, clothing, and golf accessories.
price ($mm)
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$30
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EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Decathlon S.A., acquired Alltricks

synopsis: Decathlon, the largest sporting goods retailer in the world, has acquired Alltricks, an online French retailer that specializes in cycling, running, and triathalon products. Alltricks offers 700,000 items from over 500 leading brands. Their products include spare bicycle parts, accessories, clothing, shoes, helmets, and more.
buyer: Decathlon S.A.
Decathlon is the largest sporting goods retailer in the world. Decathlon offers world class products at extremely affordable prices for everyone, from enthusiastic beginners to passionate professionals. Decathlon covers all types of sports, including cycling, combat sports, golfing, and more. "
target: Alltricks
Alltricks is an online French retailer that specializes in cycling, running, and triathalon products. Alltricks offers 700,000 items from over 500 leading brands such as Shimano, Sram, and RockShox. Their products include spare bicycle parts, accessories, clothing, shoes, helmets, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$71
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

All4running, acquired 21Run GmbH

synopsis: All4running, a Dutch store focused on running, has acquired 21Run, an online shop in Germany that specializes in running, triathlon and trail. 21Run offers a large selection of of sports products from leading manufacturers. Their products include running shoes, running clothes, running accessories, backpacks, cycling equipment, bicycles, and more.
buyer: All4running
All4running is a Dutch store focused on running. All4running operates online stores in the Netherlands. They also operate 3 physical stores in Alkmaar, Amsterdam, and The Hague. All4running offers running shoes, running clothes, accessories, wearable electronics, sports drinks, sports bars and more."
target: 21Run GmbH
21Run is an online shop in Germany that specializes in running, triathlon and trail. 21Run offers a large selection of of sports products from leading manufacturers. Their products include running shoes, running clothes, running accessories, backpacks, cycling equipment, bicycles, and more.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Velorution, acquired Always Riding Ltd

synopsis: Velorution, London’s leading premium urban cycling retailer, has acquired Always Riding, a global online cycle retailer. Always Riding offers high quality bikes, clothing, bags and accessories. They offer best-in-class products for a range of ride styles, including new and exciting offerings from the most forward-thinking brands.
buyer: Velorution
Velorution is London’s leading premium urban cycling retailer. Velorution offers a superb and select range of urban cycles, apparel and accessories. The business has the largest selection of folding bikes, classic British-made cycles, design-led European urban bikes, and premium scooters in the UK. "
target: Always Riding Ltd
Always Riding is a global online cycle retailer. Always Riding offers a unique selection of high quality bikes, clothing, bags and accessories. They focus on offering best-in-class products for a range of ride styles, including new and exciting offerings from the most forward-thinking brands.
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announced 7/27/2017 via BusinessWire

Camping World Holdings Inc., will acquire The House

synopsis: Camping World Holdings, Inc., the nation’s largest network of RV-centric retail locations, announced it will acquire TheHouse.com, an online retailer specializing in bikes, sailboards, skateboards, wakeboards, snowboards and outdoor gear.
buyer: Camping World Holdings Inc. (CWH:$5,446.59)
Camping World Holdings Inc. is the only provider of a comprehensive portfolio of services, protection plans, products and resources for recreational vehicle (“RV”) enthusiasts. "
target: The House
TheHouse.com is an online retailer specializing in bikes, sailboards, skateboards, wakeboards, snowboards and outdoor gear. The House stocks over 65,000 products in St. Paul, MN and is one of the world’s largest outdoor gear retailers.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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rev ($mm)
$2,578.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$252.95
EBIT ($mm)
$202.56
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Halfords Group PLC
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rev ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
$157.79
EBIT ($mm)
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$505.42
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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YES24 Co., Ltd.
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$321.65
EBITDA ($mm)
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$4.01
Net Income ($mm)
$5.79
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