Like Full Fathom Five, LLC

closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

3BlackDot, acquired Full Fathom Five, LLC

synopsis: Webedia group, the leading French media group dedicated to online entertainment and entertainment, announces the acquisition of Full Fathom Five, one of the leaders in writing, storytelling and intellectual property in the United States. Full Fathom Five will be integrated into 3BlackDot, Webedia's US-based talent management and influencer team.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: 3BlackDot
3BLACKDOT (3BD) is an Influencer-driven Collective, Studio, Production and Marketing company that delivers audience engagement, brand value, and entertainment properties that harnesses the power of Influencer communities around the world. "
target: Full Fathom Five, LLC
Full Fathom Five is a content creation company founded in 2010 by best-selling author James Frey. Since its formation, Full Fathom Five has developed over 50 books, television shows, films, and video games.
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closed 9/14/2022 via BNC Analysis

Deloitte Digital, acquired Forever in Movies

synopsis: Deloitte has acquired the Portuguese production company FIM – Forever in Movies, through Deloitte Digital Solutions. Forever in Movies operates as a movie production company.
buyer parent: Deloitte LLP
buyer: Deloitte Digital
Deloitte Digital has created a new model for a new age — a creative digital consultancy. Deloitte Digital is involved in digital transformation, innovation, customer experience improvement and platform deployment in partnership with major market publishers. "
target: Forever in Movies
Forever in Movies operates as a movie production company. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Lisbon, Portugal.
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closed 9/14/2022 via BNC Analysis

Federation Studios, acquired Vertigo Films Ltd

synopsis: France-based production and distribution company Federation Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in UK-based independent production outfit Vertigo Films. Vertigo Films will continue to operate as a separate entity, specialising in development, production, marketing and financing of film and TV projects.
buyer: Federation Studios
Federation Studios is a France-based television studio that is focused on the creation, production, financing and distribution of high quality original productions for the global marketplace. The studio produces programming in two main genres, drama and kids & family. "
target: Vertigo Films Ltd
Vertigo Films is a UK-based independent production outfit. Vertigo Films, founded in 2002 by James Richardson and Allan Niblo, is in post-production on Jez Butterworth’s Prime Video series Mammals. Its other credits include Sky series’ Bulletproof and Britannia.
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closed 9/8/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Banijay Group, acquired Kindle Entertainment

synopsis: Banijay Kids & Family confirms it has acquired UK drama specialists, Kindle Entertainment. The company is behind premium YA and Family dramas, including limited series, Little Darlings (Sky), teen mystery, The A List (Netflix) and just launched trilogy of family films, Ivy & Bean (Netflix).
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Kindle Entertainment
Based in London, the award-winning, female-led Kindle Entertainment was established in 2007. The company is behind premium YA and Family dramas, including limited series, Little Darlings (Sky), teen mystery, The A List (Netflix) and just launched trilogy of family films, Ivy & Bean (Netflix).
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closed 8/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Eagle Pictures, acquired 302 Original Content

synopsis: Eagle Pictures, a leading film production and distribution company in Italy, has acquired 302 Original Content from Euro Media Group (EMG), a global provider of broadcast services and media solutions. 302 Original Content is an independent film and TV production company in Italy that brings stories to life for national and international audiences.
buyer: Eagle Pictures
Eagle Pictures is a leading film production and distribution company in Italy. Eagle Pictures is focused on film production and acquiring rights to distribute films through various channels, including cinema, home video, television, and digital media. "
target parent: PAI Partners
target: 302 Original Content
302 Original Content is an independent film and TV production company in Italy. 302 Original Content produces beautiful content that brings stories to life for national and international audiences. Their productions include My Brother and I, Marta & Eva, and My Centerfold Girls.
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closed 8/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Zinc Media, acquired The Edge Picture Company

synopsis: Zinc Media, a cross-platform media agency, has acquired The Edge Picture Co Ltd, a film production and marketing agency that produces corporate and brand films, as well as e-Learning and training films.
buyer: Zinc Media (AIM:TAL:$21.19)
Zinc Media is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications. "
target: The Edge Picture Company
The Edge Picture Co Ltd is a film production and marketing agency that produces corporate and brand films, as well as e-Learning and training films.
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closed 7/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

NEWEN, acquired Rise Films Limited

synopsis: Newen Studios, the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, has acquired majority stake in Rise Films, an award-winning production company in the UK. Rise Films produces films and television programs for broadcasters and partners around the world. Their productions include The Invisible War, Icarus, Knuckle, Dreamcatcher, and more.
buyer parent: TF1 Group
buyer: NEWEN
Newen is the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, with a strong international presence. Newen creates programs for all players in the sector, from public and private channels to digital platforms. Newen is also a major player in audiovisual distribution in France and abroad. "
target: Rise Films Limited
Rise Films is an award-winning production company in the UK. Rise Films has produced films and television programs for broadcasters and partners such as BBC, Channel 4, PBS, Showtime and HBO. Their productions include The Invisible War, The Interrupters, Icarus, Knuckle, Dreamcatcher, and more.
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closed 7/13/2022 via Publishers Weekly

Astra Publishing House, acquired Daw Books, Inc.

synopsis: Astra Publishing House has acquired DAW Books, a science fiction and fantasy publisher. With the acquisition, Astra gets a well-established backlist of 2,000 science fiction and fantasy titles from authors including Tad Williams, Kristen Britain, C. J. Cherryh, C. S. Friedman, Mercedes Lackey, Tanith Lee, Melanie Rawn, and Patrick Rothfuss.
buyer parent: Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd.
buyer: Astra Publishing House
Astra Publishing House is dedicated to publishing books for children and adults that celebrate excellent storytelling, have a strong point of view, and introduce readers to new perspectives about their everyday lives as well as the lives of others. "
target: Daw Books, Inc.
Founded in 1971, DAW Books was the first publishing company ever devoted exclusively to science fiction and fantasy. Almost 50 years and two thousand titles later, DAW has a well-deserved reputation for discovering and publishing the hottest talents in the industry.
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closed 7/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

The North Road Company, acquired Red Arrow Studios

synopsis: The North Road Company, a global, multi-genre production studio, has acquired Red Arrow Studios from ProSiebenSat.1, a leading German media group. Red Arrow Studios is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. The studio creates scripted and non-scripted TV and film content for global networks and platforms.
buyer: The North Road Company
The North Road Company is a global, multi-genre studio that produces scripted, documentary, and non-scripted film and TV content across the United States and international markets. North Road is comprised of market-leading production entities, including Chernin Entertainment and Words + Pictures. "
target parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
target: Red Arrow Studios (:$3,365.78)
Red Arrow Studios is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. Red Arrow Studios creates scripted and non-scripted TV and film content for global networks and platforms. Their shows include Married at First Sight, A League of Their Own, Vienna Blood, and more.
price ($mm)
$200
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$231
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$7
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closed 6/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Bonnierförlagen AB, acquired Historiska Media

synopsis: Bonnierförlagen, Sweden’s biggest publishing group, has acquired Historiska Media, Sweden's leading publisher of historical literature. Historiska Media offers over 1,100 titles in various formats, including print, e-book, and audiobook. Their books cover cultural history, the history of Sweden, military history, biographies, and more.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnierförlagen AB
Bonnierförlagen is Sweden’s biggest publishing group. Bonnierförlagen is comprised of a large number of publishing houses spanning a broad range of all genres. Their publishing houses include Albert Bonniers Förlag, Bazar Förlag, Bokförlaget Ester Bonnier, Bokförlaget Hedvig, and more. "
target: Historiska Media
Historiska Media is Sweden's leading publisher of historical literature. Historiska Media offers over 1,100 titles in various formats, including print, e-book, and audiobook. Their books cover cultural history, the history of Sweden, military history, biographies, and more.
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closed 5/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

eBookFairs.com, acquired Pen It! Publications, LLC

synopsis: eBookFairs.com, a platform for authors to create a virtual book fair on any given genre or topic, has acquired Pen It Publications, LLC, a small press publisher offering both Traditional and Assisted Self-Publishing to authors.
buyer: eBookFairs.com
eBookFairs.com is a platform for authors to create a virtual book fair on any given genre or topic. Other authors then submit their books to the book fair for approval and eventual release to the public. At that point the public fairgoers can also register to win prizes including books. "
target: Pen It! Publications, LLC
Pen It! Publications, LLC is a small press publisher offering both Traditional and Assisted Self-Publishing to authors.
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announced 5/25/2022 via Company Press Release

108 Media, will acquire Revolution Media

synopsis: 108 Media, a global media company, will acquire Revolution Media, a film and TV production company in Malaysia. Revolution Media aims to to develop, produce and distribute high quality television series and feature films for global audiences. Their titles include The Ghost Bride, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Tombirou, and more.
buyer: 108 Media
108 Media is a global media company focused on emerging markets and cross-cultural content solutions. 108 Media is a studio, financier and global sales agent that turns ideas and concepts into beautiful TV shows and films. Their projects include Caraoke Showdown, Blow Back, Mrs Raffles, and more. "
target: Revolution Media
Revolution Media is a film and TV production company in Malaysia. Revolution Media aims to to develop, produce and distribute high quality television series and feature films for global audiences. Their titles include The Ghost Bride, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Tombirou, and more.
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closed 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

The University of Georgia Press, acquired NewSouth Books

synopsis: The University of Georgia Press, a respected publisher of global scholarship, creative and literary works, and general interest books on the American South, announced its acquisition of NewSouth Books, an independent trade publisher widely recognized for its focus on Southern culture and history, particularly civil and human rights.
buyer: The University of Georgia Press
Founded in 1938, the University of Georgia Press supports and enhances the University of Georgia’s place as a major public research institution by publishing outstanding books by scholars and writers throughout the world. The UGA Press is a member of the Association of University Presses. "
target: NewSouth Books
Founded in 2000, NewSouth Books is an independent trade publisher widely recognized for its focus on Southern culture and history, particularly civil and human rights.
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closed 5/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Fremantle, acquired Element Pictures

synopsis: Fremantle, one the largest producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world, has acquired a majority stake in Element Pictures, an Irish film production company. Element Pictures collaborates with with talented creatives to produce films and television shows. Their productions include Normal People, Room, Herself and more.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Fremantle
Fremantle is one the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. Fremantle produces over 12,000 hours of original programming, rolls out more than 60 formats and airs 450 programmes a year worldwide. "
target: Element Pictures
Element Pictures is an Irish film production company. Element Pictures collaborates with with bold, talented creatives to produce films and television shows. Their productions include Normal People, Room, Herself, The Little Stranger, A Date for Mad Mary, and more.
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closed 5/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Winvest Group Ltd., acquired The Catalyst Group Entertainment, LLC and IQI Media Inc.

synopsis: Winvest Group Ltd, an investment holding company, has acquired media production companies The Catalyst Group Entertainment, LLC and IQI Media Inc. The Catalyst Group finances and produces films. Their titles include To The Bone, Inheritance, and more. iQi Media produces videos for advertising agencies. The company also produces feature films.
buyer: Winvest Group Ltd. (OTCPK:WNLV:$0.00)
Winvest Group Ltd is an investment holding company that offers diverse portfolios via its operating subsidiaries. The Group is engaged in crypto investment, production and filming investment, travel services, payment solutions, renewable energy sources, emerging technologies, and more. "
target: The Catalyst Group Entertainment, LLC and IQI Media Inc.
The Catalyst Group and iQi Media are media production companies. The Catalyst Group finances and produces films. Their titles include To The Bone, Hour of Lead, Inheritance, and more. iQi Media produces small and large scale videos for advertising agencies. The company also produces feature films.
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$1.98
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Banijay Group, acquired Groenlandia Group

synopsis: Banijay, a global production and distribution company, has acquired Groenlandia Group, a leading production group in Italy. Groenlandia Group creates high quality films, TV series, documentaries, non-fction shows, and shorts. Their productions include Romulus, Rose Island, The Hanging Sun, Portrait of My Father, Return Ticket and more.
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Groenlandia Group
Groenlandia Group is a leading production group in Italy. Groenlandia Group creates high quality films, TV series, documentaries, non-fction shows, and shorts. Their productions include Romulus, Rose Island, The Hanging Sun, Portrait of My Father, Return Ticket and more.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Hachette Livre SA, acquired Bragelonne

synopsis: Hachette Livre, a French publisher, has acquired Bragelonne, a major player in the publishing of imaginary works in France. They are notably the publisher of the French version of the hit series The Witcher.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hachette Livre SA
Hachette Livre, a subsidiary of the French media giant Lagardère, is a repository of part of France’s cultural heritage. The Group brings together a broad spectrum of prestigious publishers covering the entire consumer and education book markets. "
target: Bragelonne
Bragelonne is a major player in the publishing of imaginary works in France. They are notably the publisher of the French version of the hit series The Witcher.
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closed 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Fox Corporation, acquired MarVista Entertainment, LLC

synopsis: Fox Entertainment has acquired MarVista Entertainment, a studio that specializes in, among other things, production for digital platforms. Los Angeles-based MarVista Entertainment is a leading global entertainment content studio that produces and distributes a variety of cost-efficient content across the world.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: MarVista Entertainment, LLC
Los Angeles-based MarVista Entertainment is a leading global entertainment content studio that produces and distributes a variety of cost-efficient content across the world.
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announced 10/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

HarperCollins UK, will acquire Pavilion Books Ltd.

synopsis: HarperCollins UK is buying Pavilion Books, a thriving independent London-based publisher specializing in illustrated books for the UK and all international markets. They publish around 150 books a year under their range of established imprints.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins UK
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins has publishing operations in 17 countries. "
target: Pavilion Books Ltd.
Pavilion Books is a thriving independent London-based publisher specializing in illustrated books for the UK and all international markets. They publish around 150 books a year under their range of established imprints.
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closed 10/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, acquired Locomotive Global Inc.

synopsis: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, an operator of advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVoD) networks, has acquired a majority stake in Locomotive Global, a production company based in India. Locomotive Global develops, produces and distributes original scripted premium television and film projects for Indian audiences.
buyer: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE:$110.40)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. They also curate, produce and distribute long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit. "
target: Locomotive Global Inc.
Locomotive Global is a production company based in India. Locomotive Global develops, produces and distributes original scripted premium television and film projects for Indian audiences. Their projects are grounded in Indian stories and storytelling, but are produced with global sensibilities.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

3BlackDot, acquired Full Fathom Five, LLC

synopsis: Webedia group, the leading French media group dedicated to online entertainment and entertainment, announces the acquisition of Full Fathom Five, one of the leaders in writing, storytelling and intellectual property in the United States. Full Fathom Five will be integrated into 3BlackDot, Webedia's US-based talent management and influencer team.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: 3BlackDot
3BLACKDOT (3BD) is an Influencer-driven Collective, Studio, Production and Marketing company that delivers audience engagement, brand value, and entertainment properties that harnesses the power of Influencer communities around the world. "
target: Full Fathom Five, LLC
Full Fathom Five is a content creation company founded in 2010 by best-selling author James Frey. Since its formation, Full Fathom Five has developed over 50 books, television shows, films, and video games.
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closed 7/25/2022 via Wall Street Journal

3BlackDot, acquired 3BlackDot

synopsis: The chief executive of 3BlackDot Holdings Inc. has bought the business, making it one of the few Black-owned media companies. Reginald Cash acquired 3BlackDot, a media and marketing company focused on video gamers, from French publisher Webedia SA.
buyer: 3BlackDot
3BLACKDOT is a global entertainment company that specializes in original and branded content, marketing, and production. They partner with creators, celebrities, and community focused brands, to create, produce, and finance original entertainment experiences that move Millennial and Gen Z audiences."
target parent: Fimalac SA
target: 3BlackDot
3BLACKDOT is a global entertainment company that specializes in original and branded content, marketing, and production. They partner with creators, celebrities, and community focused brands, to create, produce, and finance original entertainment experiences that move Millennial and Gen Z audiences.
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closed 7/4/2018 via Company Press Release

3BlackDot, acquired Full Fathom Five, LLC

synopsis: Webedia group, the leading French media group dedicated to online entertainment and entertainment, announces the acquisition of Full Fathom Five, one of the leaders in writing, storytelling and intellectual property in the United States. Full Fathom Five will be integrated into 3BlackDot, Webedia's US-based talent management and influencer team.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: 3BlackDot
3BLACKDOT (3BD) is an Influencer-driven Collective, Studio, Production and Marketing company that delivers audience engagement, brand value, and entertainment properties that harnesses the power of Influencer communities around the world. "
target: Full Fathom Five, LLC
Full Fathom Five is a content creation company founded in 2010 by best-selling author James Frey. Since its formation, Full Fathom Five has developed over 50 books, television shows, films, and video games.
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closed 7/25/2022 via Wall Street Journal

3BlackDot, acquired 3BlackDot

synopsis: The chief executive of 3BlackDot Holdings Inc. has bought the business, making it one of the few Black-owned media companies. Reginald Cash acquired 3BlackDot, a media and marketing company focused on video gamers, from French publisher Webedia SA.
buyer: 3BlackDot
3BLACKDOT is a global entertainment company that specializes in original and branded content, marketing, and production. They partner with creators, celebrities, and community focused brands, to create, produce, and finance original entertainment experiences that move Millennial and Gen Z audiences."
target parent: Fimalac SA
target: 3BlackDot
3BLACKDOT is a global entertainment company that specializes in original and branded content, marketing, and production. They partner with creators, celebrities, and community focused brands, to create, produce, and finance original entertainment experiences that move Millennial and Gen Z audiences.
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announced 6/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., will acquire Publishme

synopsis: Nazara, a diversified gaming and sports media platform in India, will acquire a 69.82% stake in Publishme, a games marketing and publishing agency in Turkey. Publishme works with gaming publishers and brands to publish and market mobile games. They offer services for influencer marketing, content marketing, field services, visual design, and more.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (BSE:543280:$69.18)
Nazara is a well established mobile content platform provider and games publisher with HQ's in India and Offices in Dubai, London, Africa & Singapore. They specialize in bringing branded properties to the mobile consumers in the most effective way, maximizing revenues as well as promoting brands. "
target: Publishme
Publishme is a full-service games marketing and publishing agency in Turkey. Publishme works with gaming publishers and brands to publish and market mobile games in Turkey and the MENA region. They offer services for influencer marketing, content marketing, field services, visual design, and more.
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announced 3/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Digital Hearts Co., Ltd., will acquire Metaps Entertainment

synopsis: Digital Hearts, a global quality assurance and localization company, will acquire Metaps Entertainment from Metaps, a provider of app monetization solutions in Japan. Metaps Entertainment is a Chinese marketing company dedicated to mobile games. They provide marketing services for influencer marketing, outdoor ads, TV commercials, and online ads.
buyer: Digital Hearts Co., Ltd. (TSE:3676:$208.08)
Digital Hearts is a global quality assurance and localization company that specializes in digital content. Digital Hearts provides testing, debugging, and localization services for video games on all platforms. "
target parent: Metaps Inc.
target: Metaps Entertainment
Metaps Entertainment is a Chinese marketing company dedicated to mobile games. Metaps Entertainment introduces and promotes well-known Japanese games to the world. They provide marketing services for influencer marketing, outdoor ads, television commercials, and online ads.
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announced 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Saber Interactive, will acquire Sandbox Strategies

synopsis: Saber Interactive, an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment, will acquire Sandbox Strategies, LLC, a PR and influencer relations agency that specializes in gaming. Sandbox Strategies provides video game publishers and developers with comprehensive PR services and helps them to find the right influencers to play their games.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is an independent developer of interactive games and entertainment. Founded in 2001, Saber has grown into one of the largest and longest-standing developers of interactive games in Russia/Eastern Europe and one of the few remaining independent game studios producing AAA content. "
target: Sandbox Strategies
Sandbox Strategies is a PR and influencer relations agency that specializes in gaming and entertainment. Sandbox Strategies provides video game publishers and developers with comprehensive PR services and helps them to find the right influencers to play their games and engage their audience.
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closed 10/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

BestatDigital, purchased Saba Studio from Saba Software, Inc.

synopsis: Digital learning and communications company BestatDigital has acquired Saba Studio from Cornerstone OnDemand. Saba Studio is a team of experienced video makers, game designers, animators, asset builders and campaign creators that offers a vast and versatile range of design solutions to build a tailored learning experience from scratch.
buyer: BestatDigital
BestatDigital is a Brighton-based digital learning and communications company that helps businesses transform by using digital skills and behavioral insights to solve problems. "
seller parent: Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
seller: Saba Software, Inc. (SABA:$121.30)
Saba Studio is a team of experienced video makers, game designers, animators, asset builders and campaign creators that offers a vast and versatile range of design solutions, working shoulder-to-shoulder with you and your teams, to build a tailored learning experience from scratch.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

ReKTGlobal, acquired Greenlit Content

synopsis: Esports infrastructure company and Rogue parent ReKTGlobal has acquired Greenlit Content, a company that operates videogame and esports-centric websites. Greenlit Content has a claimed reach of up to 100M people monthly via its editorial, video, and social content, and also operates GameDaily Connect Conferences.
buyer: ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal, Inc is an esports agency and production services company that supports the entire ecosystem. ReKTGlobal also includes an esports jobs board (ReKTJobs), a varsity esports recruiting platform (ReKTUniversity), and Rogue, a professional esports organization. "
target: Greenlit Content
Greenlit Content is a content marketing agency that specializes in creating compelling content aimed at gamers. Greenlit creates content in every format, including videos, livestreams, written articles, VR, and more. Greenlit also helps their clients create and launch their own websites.
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closed 5/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Fire Without Smoke

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the video games industry, announces that it has acquired Fire Without Smoke, further strengthening the Group’s art services line. Founded in 2013 and with offices in London and Montreal, Fire Without Smoke provides creative and marketing services to game publishers and developers.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: Fire Without Smoke
Fire Without Smoke provides creative and marketing services to game publishers and developers, including creating game trailers, marketing art and materials for esports events and providing marketing consultancy and design services to the industry.
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closed 3/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Project: WorldWide, acquired OS Studios

synopsis: Independent, employee-owned network of creative agencies, Project Worldwide is expanding its expertise in esports and gaming with the acquisition of OS Studios, a company that provides market leading creative, production and consultancy services to brands wanting to take the lead in content & live production, with a key focus on gaming and esports.
buyer: Project: WorldWide
Project Worldwide is an independent, global network in service of creativity. With 2,200+ people in 46 offices, Project’s agencies make things that inspire people to participate and act on behalf of their clients’ brands. "
target: OS Studios
Based in New York but operating worldwide, OS Studios provides market leading creative, production and consultancy services to brands wanting to take the lead in content & live production, with a key focus on gaming and esports.
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announced 6/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Metaps Inc., will acquire KOL Media Limited

synopsis: Metaps, a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform, will acquire KOL Media, a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, and more.
buyer: Metaps Inc. (TSE:6172:$78.91)
Founded in 2007, Metaps is a Japanese company that offers an app monetization platform. Metaps' platform uses AI and big data to help developers maximize their app revenue and optimize campaign performance. "
target: KOL Media Limited
KOL Media is a Chinese advertising company that specializes in mobile games. KOL Media helps their clients bring their products from China to the overseas market and vice versa. Their services include social media, influencer marketing, public relations, out-of-home advertising, and more.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

ReKTGlobal, acquired Fearless Media

synopsis: RektGlobal, a global esports organization, has acquired Fearless Media, a digital marketing agency specializing in entertainment, retail, education, and technology. Fearless develops marketing strategies that drive revenue for their client's business. The agency has worked on campaigns for Redbox, Fortnite, Breaking Bad, The Assemblage, and more.
buyer: ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal is a global esports organization that bridges the gap between traditional sports and esports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem. It is also the parent company of professional esports organization Rogue, marketing services company Greenlit Content and online Influencer DRLUPO. "
target: Fearless Media
Fearless Media is a digital marketing agency specializing in entertainment, retail, education, and technology. Fearless develops marketing strategies that drive revenue for their client's business. The agency has worked on campaigns for Redbox, Fortnite, Breaking Bad, The Assemblage, and more.
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announced 12/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Twitch Interactive, Inc., will acquire GoodGame Agency

synopsis: Twitch, the leading video platform for gamers, announced that it will acquire GoodGame, the world’s first full-service agency dedicated to the esports and live video game broadcasting communities. Since its inception nearly a decade ago, GoodGame has grown into one of the gaming industry’s most progressive talent and content companies.
buyer: Twitch Interactive, Inc.
Twitch is the world’s leading live video platform and community for gamers where more than 60 million gather every month to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.1 million broadcasters. Twitch is the backbone of both live and on-demand video distribution for the video game ecosystem. "
target: GoodGame Agency
GoodGame is an all-in-one talent and content company focused on gaming and esports. Over the past decade, its staff of industry veterans has worked with teams, represented players, managed tournaments, created content, and brought numerous marquee advertisers into the gaming space.
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announced 4/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Aegis Media, will acquire WonderAd

synopsis: Aegis Media has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Beijing Wonder Advertising Co (WonderAd), a digital planning and buying agency specialising in China’s online gaming industry, with eCRM and performance marketing capabilities.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Aegis Media
Aegis Media operates as an independent media communications network. It offers media communications and digital network services. The company provides digital media solutions and fully integrated digital campaigns. "
target: WonderAd
Founded in 2003, WonderAd (Beijing Wonder Advertising Co) is a full service digital media and marketing agency, which employs over 200 staff. Current key gaming clients include SNDA, Tencent Gaming, NetEase Gaming, RenRen Gaming and Perfect World.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Solotech, acquired Waveform

synopsis: Montreal-based Solotech has acquired Waveform Entertainment, a highly regarded Canadian esports entertainment company specializing in full services esports solutions, including creative and design, technologies, event execution, brand solutions, digital marketing, talent management, sponsorships, and virtual and live production services.
buyer: Solotech
Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control, and collaboration solutions & services. "
target: Waveform
Based in Canada, Waveform is a full-service agency that provides clients with guidance and access to the gaming and esports industry. The company's services include creative and design, technologies, event execution, brand solutions, digital marketing, talent management, sponsorships, and more.
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announced 4/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Intema Solutions, will acquire TheSMACK.gg

synopsis: Intema Solutions Inc. is to acquire all the shares of TheSMACK.gg, a B2B and B2C provider of Esports related products & services enabling retail brands as well as individuals, to participate in endemic & non-endemic advertising opportunities. TheSMACK.gg retail service line includes product branding, digital advertising & marketing campaign design.
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.09)
Intema is a publicly traded holding company that specializes in holding technological businesses in various technology sectors. They offer services in predictive marketing, behavioral email campaigns and custom integrations all aimed at helping optimize all client's business needs. "
target: TheSMACK.gg
TheSMACK.gg is a B2B and B2C provider of Esports related products & services enabling retail brands as well as individuals, to participate in endemic & non-endemic advertising opportunities. TheSMACK.gg retail service line includes product branding, digital advertising & marketing campaign design.
price ($mm)
$0.03
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gameset will be merged with LTTM,

synopsis: Gameset, a Polish gaming marketing agency with a goal is to connect brands with gamer and e-sport communities, is to merge with LTTM, the largest group in Poland providing video and influencer marketing services.
buyer parent: Mediacap SA
buyer: LTTM
LTTM is the largest group in Poland providing video and influencer marketing services. 62% of the industry in Poland is developing under its wings. "
target: Gameset
Gameset is a gaming marketing agency. Their goal is to connect brands with gamer and e-sport communities.
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announced 3/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire BEAT Gaming Corp.

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the shares of BEAT Gaming Corp., an arm's length private Toronto-based esports organizer and management company. BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: BEAT Gaming Corp.
BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG. In addition to running their own events, they provide consulting, tournament organization and marketing services out of Toronto, Ontario Canada.
price ($mm)
$0.57
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Press X

synopsis: United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, has acquired Press X, the global leader in esports marketing and talent representation. Press X connects brands to content creators and players to teams.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theater, video games, fine art and live entertainment. "
target: Press X
Press X is the global leader in esports marketing and talent representation. Specializing in digital marketing, strategy development, campaign management, and content development, they help navigate the fragmented space, connecting brands to content creators and players to teams.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BNC Analysis

Double Fusion, acquired NeoEdge

synopsis: Double Fusion, the leading independent provider of in-game advertising technology and sales solutions, has acquired the assets of rival NeoEdge Networks, the leading digital media company, providing total advertising and sponsored community solutions for the online casual games industry.
buyer: Double Fusion
Founded in 2004, Double Fusion is the leading independent provider of in-game advertising technology and sales solutions. The company's technology allows publishers to integrate brands and product advertisements within connected PC and video games. "
target: NeoEdge
NeoEdge, headquartered in Mountain View, California with sales offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto, Canada, is the leading digital media company, providing total advertising and sponsored community solutions for the online casual games industry.
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closed 5/28/2013 via PR Newswire

Refinery29, acquired Socialbomb Inc.

synopsis: Refinery29, the leading lifestyle platform for inspiration on how to live a more stylish and creative life, announced the acquisition of Brooklyn based creative technology studio Socialbomb. The executive team of Socialbomb will assume senior leadership positions in product and technology, accelerating Refinery29's mobile and social initiatives.
buyer: Refinery29
Refinery29, the largest independent fashion and style website in the United States, is a lifestyle platform that delivers nonstop inspiration to live a more stylish and creative life. "
target: Socialbomb Inc.
Socialbomb helps developers and creatives build innovative apps for social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and the iPhone. Socialbomb also provides a web-based administration and analytics suite to manage and measure the apps running on each platform.
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closed 8/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Aonic Group, acquired exmox GmbH

synopsis: Aonic Group, a Swedish video gaming group aiming to be the best home for small-to-midsized studios, has acquired exmox, a global performance marketing agency that focuses on mobile games. exmox combines proprietary technologies and an extensive network of publishing partners to create solutions their partners need.
buyer: Aonic Group
Aonic is a Swedish video gaming group aiming to be the best home for small-to-midsized studios. Aonic helps studios to unfold their full potential while maintaining independent spirit, identity and creative freedom. Their studios includes TutoTOONS, AddApptr, and nDreams. "
target: exmox GmbH
exmox is a global performance marketing agency that focuses on mobile games. exmox combines proprietary technologies and an extensive network of publishing partners to create solutions their partners need. Their data-driven campaigns maximizes user engagement, resulting in higher revenue.
price ($mm)
$103
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