Like Intercambio Media

closed 7/25/2018 via PR Newswire

MLC Media, acquired Intercambio Media

synopsis: MLC Media, a leading Spanish Language Audio Prep Service representing more than 350 radio stations in the U.S. and Mexico has acquired Intercambio Media, an innovative audio and content production agency, and all its subsidiary companies including En El Aire Audio, FuXion Audio, Extreme Noticias and Audios 2Go.
buyer: MLC Media
MLC Media produces and distributes Spanish Language Syndicated Programs across radio stations in the U.S. and Mexico. Its premier programs include El Show de Alex 'El Genio' Lucas, Armida y La Flaka, La Diva de Mexico Show, El Show de Toño and Ana Alicia y Julieta. "
target: Intercambio Media
Intercambio Media is an innovative audio and content production agency for radio through their sub-properties of En El Aire Audio Show Prep and FuXion Audio. Services include show prep, spot media consulting, radio imaging and audio production.
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announced 6/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediawan S.A., will acquire Lagardère Studios

synopsis: French media group Mediawan is to acquire Lagardere Studios. Created in 2008, Lagardère Studios is a leader in independent audiovisual production in France, incorporating all the audiovisual production activities of the Lagardère Group.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Lagardère Studios
Created in 2008, Lagardère Studios is a leader in independent audiovisual production in France, incorporating all the audiovisual production activities of the Lagardère Group.
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$113
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis, acquired Big Table Media

synopsis: Big Table Media, the production company behind the Crashers franchise on DIY, has been acquired by longtime executives Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis. Big Table Media produces multi-platform content for broadcast, digital, and mobile distribution for television networks, Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, healthcare networks, and nonprofits.
buyer: Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis
Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis are executive producers at Big Table Media. "
target: Big Table Media
For 20 years, Big Table Media has been producing multi-platform content for broadcast, digital and mobile distribution. Its clients span television networks, Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, healthcare networks, and nonprofits.
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closed 2/26/2020 via GlobeNewswire

William Browning, acquired Browning Productions & Entertainment

synopsis: Touchpoint Group Holdings has sold Browning Productions & Entertainment, Inc. to the original founder and owner William Browning. Browning Productions & Entertainment, Inc. has produced and has ownership rights to dozens of national and international television programs currently airing on a number of the most recognized television networks.
buyer: William Browning
William Browning is the founder of Browning Productions & Entertainment, a company that has produced and has ownership rights to dozens of national and international television programs currently airing on a number of the most recognized television networks including A&E, FYI and History Channel. "
target parent: Touchpoint Group Holdings, Inc.
target: Browning Productions & Entertainment
Browning Productions & Entertainment, Inc. has produced and has ownership rights to dozens of national and international television programs currently airing on a number of the most recognized television networks including A&E, FYI and History Channel.
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, acquired MMC Studios

synopsis: Germany’s MMC Studios, which has hosted such recent international productions as Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller “7500” and Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes competition film “The Traitor,” is changing hands. Frankfurt-based investment company Novum Capital has acquired the facility in Cologne, one of Germany’s biggest film and TV studios.
buyer: Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Novum Capital is an independent and owner-operated investment firm with offices in London and Frankfurt. Their partners have wide-ranging experience in the Private Equity and Mezzanine industry and have founded Novum Capital to invest in European mid-sized companies and support them with capital. "
target parent: DUBAG
target: MMC Studios
MMC Studios is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
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announced 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

TVA Group Inc., will acquire Incendo Group

synopsis: TVA Group is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to acquire the companies forming the Incendo group, a Montreal-based producer and distributor of television programs for international markets. TVA Group is a Canadian communications company that operates in the broadcast, film, audiovisual production, and magazine industries.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B:$422.19)
TVA Group is a Canadian communications company that operates in the broadcast, film, audiovisual production, and magazine industries. TVA is active in the creation, production and distribution of entertainment. "
target: Incendo Group
Incendo is a Canadian company that specializes in the production and international distribution of high quality television programming for the worldwide marketplace.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

KeyHolder, Inc., acquired Foolenlarge

synopsis: KeyHolder, a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses, has acquired Foolenlarge, a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
buyer: KeyHolder, Inc. (JASDAQ:4712:$117.42)
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment. "
target: Foolenlarge
Founded in 2008, Foolenlarge is a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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$8
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closed 5/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Neue Deutsche Filmgellschaft mbH, acquired Neue Münchner Fernsehproduktion

synopsis: Neue deutsche Filmgesellschaft mbh, one of Germany's largest independent film production company, acquired Summerset GmbH's subsidiary, NeueMünchner Fernsehproduktion, a successful German production company that is known for their crime fiction on TV.
buyer: Neue Deutsche Filmgellschaft mbH
Founded by director Harald Braun, Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft mbH is one of the largest independent film production company in Germany. The company works in television, cinema films, TV series, as well as international co-productions. "
target parent: Summerset GmbH
target: Neue Münchner Fernsehproduktion
Based in Germany, Neue Münchner Fernsehproduktion was founded by Helmut Ringelmann and quickly became the most successful production company for German crime fiction on TV in the 1960s. This company led the formatting of many German detective stories that generations of television viewers watched.
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announced 5/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

One Horizon Group, will acquire Browning Productions & Entertainment

synopsis: One Horizon Group, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in Browning Productions & Entertainment, Inc., which has produced and has ownership rights to dozens of national and international television programs currently airing on a number of the most recognized television networks.
buyer: One Horizon Group (OHGI:$1.09)
One Horizon Group, Inc. is a developer and reseller of digital technology solutions and secure messaging software for growing online markets in social media, streaming music, gaming, security and education sectors. "
target: Browning Productions & Entertainment
Browning Productions & Entertainment, Inc. has produced and has ownership rights to dozens of national and international television programs currently airing on a number of the most recognized television networks including A&E, FYI and History Channel.
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closed 3/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wildflame Productions, acquired Green Bay Media

synopsis: Cardiff based Wildflame Productions, part of the Flame Media Group, has acquired fellow Welsh indie Green Bay Media. Green Bay Media is an award-winning independent production company, making blue-chip programming in drama, documentary and the arts, for audiences across the UK and internationally.
buyer: Wildflame Productions
Wildflame Productions Limited operates as a film production company. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Cardiff, United Kingdom. "
target: Green Bay Media
Green Bay Media is an award-winning independent production company, making blue-chip programming in drama, documentary and the arts, for audiences across the UK and internationally.
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closed 2/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Mackevision

synopsis: Accenture has completed the acquisition of Germany-based Mackevision, a global producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content. The acquisition will add visualization capabilities to Accenture Interactive’s digital services portfolio – strengthening its ability to create customer experiences & industrial, extended reality applications.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Mackevision
Mackevision is a global market leader in Computer Generated Imagery (CGI). They design and produce high-end 3D visualizations, animations and visual effects (VFX) for images, films and interactive applications. In addition they develop technological solutions for generating images.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Film Finances Inc., acquired EPS-Cineworks Digital Studios

synopsis: Film Finances Inc. has completed the acquisition of EPS-Cineworks Digital Studios, a full service, digital, post-editing machine rental business, servicing numerous theatrical and television productions. EPS-Cineworks helps their clients plan standard and high-definition work flows and serves as a resource for tapeless and DI work flows.
buyer: Film Finances Inc. (AIM:FFI:$80.57)
Film Finances Inc. (FFI) is the world leader in completion contracts. FFI offers completion contracts to financial lenders and distributors in connection with the production of a motion picture, films television, mini-series, and streaming content. "
target: EPS-Cineworks Digital Studios
EPS-Cineworks Digital Studios is a full service, digital, post-editing machine rental business, servicing numerous theatrical and television productions. EPS-Cineworks helps their clients plan standard and high-definition work flows and serves as a resource for tapeless and DI work flows.
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$9.54
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announced 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zinc Media, will acquire Tern TV

synopsis: Zinc Media, a cross-platform media agency, will acquire Tern TV, an independent TV production company specialising in factual TV production. Tern TV produces over sixty hours of TV annually for UK broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky 1, as well as international broadcasters such as Discovery, PBS and National Geographic Channels.
buyer: Zinc Media (AIM:ZIN:$26.22)
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: Tern TV
Tern TV is an independent TV production company specialising in factual TV production. The company produces over sixty hours of TV annually for UK broadcasters, including the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky 1, as well as international broadcasters such as Discovery, PBS and National Geographic Channels.
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$4.09
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closed 9/5/2017 via PR Newswire

SIM Digital, acquired The Crossing Studios

synopsis: The SIM Group, a leading supplier of production equipment, workflow/dailies and post-production solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Vancouver's fastest-growing full-service studio and production facilities provider, The Crossing Studios.
buyer: SIM Digital
SIM Digital is a world-class rental facility specializing in digital production equipment and workflow services. SIM Digital offers one of the largest and most diverse inventories of the latest digital cinematography tools from top manufacturers. "
target: The Crossing Studios
The Crossing Studios is a stage and production services company integral to the ongoing growth of Vancouver's thriving film and television industry. The Crossing Studios offers studios, mill space, lockup and office facilities, as well as a full range of production services.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tin Roof Media Ltd., acquired Outline Productions Ltd.

synopsis: Investment group Tin Roof Media has taken a majority stake in London-based indie production company Outline Productions. Founded in 1999 by managing director Laura Mansfield & creative director Helen Veale, Outline Productions has built an impressive reputation for creating factual entertainment series & formats for British & international markets.
buyer parent: Rockpool Investments LLP
buyer: Tin Roof Media Ltd.
London-based Tin Roof Media was founded by Neil Court. It is a newly-formed company, based in the UK, which makes strategic investments in businesses operating in factual and factual entertainment TV. Tin Roof Media is backed by the UK private equity firm Rockpool Investments. "
target: Outline Productions Ltd.
Outline Productions is a London-based indie production company focused on factual-entertainment formats. Founded in 1999 by Laura Mansfield & Helen Veale, Outline Productions has built an impressive reputation for creating factual entertainment series and formats for British & international markets.
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announced 2/24/2017 via Reuters

Wowow, will acquire Imagica TV

synopsis: Wowow has announced its intention to fully buy Imagica TV from Imagica Robot Holdings Inc. Imagica TV offers production of broadcasting content and digital broadcasting services. They broadcast on BS, SkyPerfecTV, CATV and various other platforms.
buyer: Wowow (TSE:4839:$693.91)
Wowow provides broadcasting services via satellite. The Company provides digital satellite broadcasting services as well as media advertising services. Wowow delivers TV programs such as movies, sports events, live concerts, and dramas to its subscribers. "
target parent: Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.
target: Imagica TV
Imagica TV offers production of broadcasting content and digital broadcasting services. They broadcast on BS, SkyPerfecTV, CATV and various other platforms. Additionally, Imagica TV offers production of broadcasting content for their own programming as well as for others.
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$24
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closed 6/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Karma Limited, acquired Coach House Digital Ltd.

synopsis: The Coach House Studios has been sold to the live streaming and video production company Karma. Coach House Digital is a Twickenham Studios-based TV drama post-production and Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) firm.
buyer: Karma Limited
Karma Limited is a creative London based multi platform video production company as well as a digital content provider. Agencies, brands, broadcasters and anyone going live always love working with Karma Limited. Karma Limited makes great films that keep their clients happy. "
target: Coach House Digital Ltd.
Coach House Digital is a Twickenham Studios-based TV drama post-production and Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) firm.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired Orion Entertainment

synopsis: Red Arrow Entertainment Group, a production company, has bought a majority stake in Denver-based Orion Entertainment, a full-service television production and marketing solutions company specializing in television programming suitable for cable, broadcast, broadband, and video.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (XTRA:PSM:$3,365.78)
Red Arrow Entertainment Group incorporates global distributor Red Arrow International as well as 12 TV production companies spanning six countries, the Los Angeles based digital media company Ripple Entertainment and multi-channel network Collective Digital Studio. "
target: Orion Entertainment
Orion Entertainment is a full-service television production and marketing solutions company specializing in television programming suitable for cable, broadcast, broadband, and video.
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closed 1/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

All3media, acquired New Pictures Limited

synopsis: All3Media has acquired UK TV production company, New Pictures Limited. New Pictures has secured commissions including Channel 4’s Indian Summers and BBC1 dramas The Missing, crime series Rellik and six-part psychological thriller Requiem, penned by Australian writer Kris Mrksa.
buyer parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
buyer: All3media
ALL3MEDIA is a leading creator of content with an impeccable track record and unparalleled reputation around the world – we are committed to creating outstanding TV, film and digital content and to innovate in the ever-evolving broadcast landscape. "
target: New Pictures Limited
New Pictures Limited offers television program production services in the UK and has secured commissions including Channel 4’s Indian Summers and BBC1 dramas The Missing, crime series Rellik and six-part psychological thriller Requiem, penned by Australian writer Kris Mrksa.
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closed 11/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH, acquired Karga Seven Pictures Inc.

synopsis: Red Arrow Entertainment Group has acquired a majority stake in Karga Seven Pictures, a television production company based in Los Angeles. Karga also benefits from strong ties to the Turkish TV market and has offices in Istanbul.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media
buyer: Red Arrow Entertainment Group GmbH (XTRA:PSM:$3,365.78)
Red Arrow Entertainment Group incorporates global distributor Red Arrow International as well as 12 TV production companies spanning six countries, the Los Angeles based digital media company Ripple Entertainment and multi-channel network Collective Digital Studio. "
target: Karga Seven Pictures Inc.
Karga Seven Pictures specializes in non-fiction television, feature films, documentaries and commercials. They produce and create shows across a wide array of genres and formats - from the hit series Booze Traveler for Travel Channel to event programming like Hunting Hitler for the History Channel.
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closed 7/25/2018 via PR Newswire

MLC Media, acquired Intercambio Media

synopsis: MLC Media, a leading Spanish Language Audio Prep Service representing more than 350 radio stations in the U.S. and Mexico has acquired Intercambio Media, an innovative audio and content production agency, and all its subsidiary companies including En El Aire Audio, FuXion Audio, Extreme Noticias and Audios 2Go.
buyer: MLC Media
MLC Media produces and distributes Spanish Language Syndicated Programs across radio stations in the U.S. and Mexico. Its premier programs include El Show de Alex 'El Genio' Lucas, Armida y La Flaka, La Diva de Mexico Show, El Show de Toño and Ana Alicia y Julieta. "
target: Intercambio Media
Intercambio Media is an innovative audio and content production agency for radio through their sub-properties of En El Aire Audio Show Prep and FuXion Audio. Services include show prep, spot media consulting, radio imaging and audio production.
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closed 7/25/2018 via PR Newswire

MLC Media, acquired Intercambio Media

synopsis: MLC Media, a leading Spanish Language Audio Prep Service representing more than 350 radio stations in the U.S. and Mexico has acquired Intercambio Media, an innovative audio and content production agency, and all its subsidiary companies including En El Aire Audio, FuXion Audio, Extreme Noticias and Audios 2Go.
buyer: MLC Media
MLC Media produces and distributes Spanish Language Syndicated Programs across radio stations in the U.S. and Mexico. Its premier programs include El Show de Alex 'El Genio' Lucas, Armida y La Flaka, La Diva de Mexico Show, El Show de Toño and Ana Alicia y Julieta. "
target: Intercambio Media
Intercambio Media is an innovative audio and content production agency for radio through their sub-properties of En El Aire Audio Show Prep and FuXion Audio. Services include show prep, spot media consulting, radio imaging and audio production.
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closed 7/25/2018 via PR Newswire

MLC Media, acquired Intercambio Media

synopsis: MLC Media, a leading Spanish Language Audio Prep Service representing more than 350 radio stations in the U.S. and Mexico has acquired Intercambio Media, an innovative audio and content production agency, and all its subsidiary companies including En El Aire Audio, FuXion Audio, Extreme Noticias and Audios 2Go.
buyer: MLC Media
MLC Media produces and distributes Spanish Language Syndicated Programs across radio stations in the U.S. and Mexico. Its premier programs include El Show de Alex 'El Genio' Lucas, Armida y La Flaka, La Diva de Mexico Show, El Show de Toño and Ana Alicia y Julieta. "
target: Intercambio Media
Intercambio Media is an innovative audio and content production agency for radio through their sub-properties of En El Aire Audio Show Prep and FuXion Audio. Services include show prep, spot media consulting, radio imaging and audio production.
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closed 2/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Kovas Communications, acquired Global American Broadcasting

synopsis: Kovas Communications has purchased syndicated talk show production companyy Global American Broadcasting. GAB offers technical operations and distribution for syndicated shows and will be relocated from Vero Beach, FL to Evanston.
buyer: Kovas Communications
Kovas Communications owns multiple radio stations and is based out of Fort Wayne, IN. "
target: Global American Broadcasting
Global American Broadcasting, Inc. is a radio talk show production company. Based in Vero Beach, Florida, GAB delivers specialized programming to more than 5,000 US radio stations daily on the Cumulus XDS Satellite Platform.
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closed 5/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, acquired Univision Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Univision Music Group following the recent clearance of the deal in the U.S. by the Federal Trade Commission. The acquisition results in UMG becoming the largest Latin music company in North America.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of recorded music. It also engages in the business of music publishing. Universal Music Group markets its recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensees in various countries. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Univision Music Group
The Univision Music Group is the No. 1 Latin music company in the U.S. with approximately 39% of Latin music sales in the United States and Puerto Rico. Founded in April 2001 the Univision Music Group now includes four record labels: Univision, Fonovisa , Disa and La Calle.
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closed 11/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Univision Communications Inc., acquired Disa Records

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc. the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, announced the purchase of the remaining 50% of Mexico-based Disa Records and Edimonsa Publishing. Univision purchased 50% of Disa from the Chávez family of Monterrey, Mexico, in June 2001 with the provision to purchase the remaining 50% in five years.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States. "
target: Disa Records
Disa Records currently represents more than 50 artists, including Los Angeles Azules, Grupo Bryndis, Liberación, El Poder del Norte, Los Cardenales de Nuevo Leon, Los Askis, Los Llayras, Palomo, Rayito Colombiano, Miguel y Miguel, Los Reyes del Camino,etc.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Berkeley Sound Artists merged with IMRSV Sound,

synopsis: Representatives from audio post facilities IMRSV Sound and Berkeley Sound Artists announced that the two companies have merged.  Berkeley Sound Artists has operated in the Bay Area for over 25 years and has been a leading force in the independent film sector, with services including sound design, dialogue editing, and mixing.
buyer: IMRSV Sound
IMRSV Sound is a full-service sound house, providing ADR (Automated Dialog Replacement) services, film scoring, 5.1 surround mixing, sound design, and dialogue restoration. "
target: Berkeley Sound Artists
Berkeley Sound Artists has operated in the Bay Area for over 25 years and has been a leading force in the independent film sector, with services including sound design, dialogue editing, and mixing.
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closed 9/28/2016 via GlobeNewswire

VSI Group, acquired Sonygraf

synopsis: Sonygraf, one of Spain’s most prominent dubbing and audio post-production facilities, has been acquired by VSI Group. Now renamed VSI Sonygraf, this high-end, purpose-built 1,500 m2 facility boasts seven sound recording and editing studios, two theatrical mixing rooms, three 5.1 mixing rooms and two post-production suites.
buyer: VSI Group
VSI has been providing a full range of foreign-language versioning to broadcasters, distributors and media companies for over 25 years. With 21 facilities located in four continents, the business employs over 250 staff across offices in the world’s major media hubs. "
target: Sonygraf
Sonygraf is one of Spain’s most prominent dubbing and audio post-production facilities. Based in central Barcelona, their high-end, purpose-built 1,500 m2 facility boasts seven sound recording and editing studios, two theatrical mixing rooms, three 5.1 mixing rooms and two post-production suites.
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closed 7/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Molinare Ltd, acquired Hackenbacker

synopsis: UK post production house Molinare has acquired audio facility Hackenbacker from e-Post Media Limited, the owners of HALO Post Production. Hackenbacker’s portfolio includes Downton Abbey, recent reboot Thunderbirds Are Go, and The Double from Richard Ayoade.
buyer parent: Next Wave Partners LLP
buyer: Molinare Ltd
Molinare is a Film and Broadcast Post Production Facility in Soho, London. It provides state of the art Digital Intermediate, Visual Effects, Sound, Restoration, 2D-3D Conversion, Animation, Library & Data Management services, International Servicing and Post Production Project Management. "
target parent: Halo Post Production
target: Hackenbacker
Hackenbacker Audio Post Production has been an integral part of London’s Film and TV Post scene for over 25 years. Their experience, knowledge, expertise and of course their warm welcome are the reasons why their clients love coming back to them series after series.
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closed 1/16/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Keywords Studios, acquired Liquid Violet

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces the acquisition of Liquid Violet Ltd, a video games voice production services company. Based in London’s Soho, their talent lies in a good eye for collaboration and a vision committed to refining the art of voice production in games.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry with offices in Dublin, Tokyo, Seattle, Montreal and Rome. Working on a worldwide basis, they provide a range of linguistic, testing, and quality control services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Liquid Violet
Liquid Violet specialises in bringing video game voices to life. Based in London’s Soho, their talent lies in a good eye for collaboration and a vision committed to refining the art of voice production in games, drawing on their experience and expertise to deliver exceptional results.
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closed 9/19/2012 via BusinessWire

Empire Investment Holdings, acquired CSS Studios, LLC

synopsis: Empire Investment Holdings, a private investment firm focused on the acquisition and strategic management of non-core business units from public and private corporations, announced that it has acquired CSS Studios, LLC, from Discovery Communications, Inc.
buyer: Empire Investment Holdings
Empire Investment Holdings is a private investment firm focused on the acquisition and strategic management of non-core business units from public and private corporations. Empire's portfolio is comprised of operating companies that serve thousands of customers worldwide. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: CSS Studios, LLC
Operating from Los Angeles and New York, the facilities of CSS Studios are positioned to customize solutions and deploy an array of resources to respond successfully to post production sound projects of any scope and level of complexity, supported by expert engineering and facility support teams.
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closed 6/30/2011 via GlobeNewswire

MediaPro Entertainment, acquired Bontonfilm, a.s.

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary CME Media Pro has acquired Bontonfilm a.s. from Bancroft Private Equity. Bontonfilm is a film, home entertainment, digital and television rights distribution company with operations in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic and a leading market position in each country.
buyer parent: Central European Media Enterprises
buyer: MediaPro Entertainment
MediaPro Entertainment is one of the leading producers and distributors of television fiction in Central and Eastern Europe. MediaPro Entertainment’s Fiction and Reality and Entertainment programming is mainly targeted at local audiences. "
target parent: Bancroft Private Equity, LLP
target: Bontonfilm, a.s.
Bontonfilm is a film, home entertainment, digital and television rights distribution company with operations in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic and a leading market position in each country.
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$11
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closed 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Quebecor Inc., acquired Audiogram

synopsis: Quebecor Sports and Entertainment announced the acquisition of Audiogram, an iconic record company that is one of Canada's best-known French-language labels. Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montréal.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montréal. Quebecor Sports and Entertainment Group produces, distributes and promotes cultural and sporting events, presenting Québec and international talent in its market. "
target: Audiogram
Founded in the early 1980s by Michel Bélanger, Audiogram is the largest independent French-language record label in North America.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Quebecor Inc., acquired MP3 Disques

synopsis: Quebecor's Music Division is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mario Pelchat's MP3 Disques label, an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques joins the Music Division's other two labels, Musicor and Ste-4 Musique.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Canada's leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, Quebecor is one of the most successful integrated communications companies in the industry. Quebecor features some of Quebec's most beloved brands such as Vidéotron, TVA, Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec, "
target: MP3 Disques
Montreal-based MP3 Disques is Mario Pelchat's label, as well as an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques is a French label that has hit releases such as Noël avec Jireh Gospel Choir, and Le monde où je vais by Mario Pelchat.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, acquired Zhara Music

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced the acquisition of leading indie label Zhara Music, and the launch of the Russian division of its legendary Atlantic Records label. Zhara Music was co-founded by artists and businessmen EMIN and Bahh Tee.
buyer: Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: Zhara Music
Zhara Music, a Russian indie label, has become a hugely significant player in the fast-growing Russian music industry. They also host the ZHARA Festival, a music festival which takes place in Azerbaijan, near the coast of Caspian Sea every year.
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