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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Deep East Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music has acquired the influential independent UK production music company Deep East Music. Deep East Music was started in London in 2007 by entrepreneurs Ciaran McNeaney and Alex Marchant.  Over the past 10 years Deep East has grown rapidly to become one of the most highly-regarded production music companies in the world.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Deep East Music
Deep East Music is an influential independent UK production music company. Unlike many production music labels who simply curate, Deep East creates its music from scratch in its own studios, informed by its worldwide client network.
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closed 11/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Believe, acquired Think Music, Inc.

synopsis: Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies, strengthens its leadership in the fast-growing Indian market with the acquisition of Think Music, one of the leading in South India based music labels.
buyer: Believe
Believe is one of the world’s leading digital music companies. Believe’s mission is to develop independent artists and labels in the digital world by providing them the solutions they need to grow their audience at each stage of their career and development. "
target: Think Music, Inc.
Think Music is a leading music label in the South India market, founded by Mr. Swaroop Reddy and Mr. Kiran Reddy, who have an extremely strong experience within the South Indian Media & Entertainment industry with deep routed relationships across the value chain.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Alamo Records

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in Alamo Records, the New York-based multi-genre label founded by music industry entrepreneur Todd Moscowitz focused on the discovery and development of next-generation talent.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Alamo Records
Alamo Records is the New York-based multi-genre label founded by music industry entrepreneur Todd Moscowitz focused on the discovery and development of next-generation talent.
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announced 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., will acquire Som Livre Ltda.

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment (SME) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Globo Comunicação E Participações S.A. to acquire Brazilian independent music company Som Livre. Som Livre is home to many of Brazil’s most popular artists including Marilia Mendonça, Jorge & Mateus, Wesley Safadão, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target parent: Grupo Globo
target: Som Livre Ltda.
Brazilian music label Som Livre was founded by Globo in 1969 for the release and promotion of soundtracks of TV shows. Som Livre has a strong play in live events, being a producer of festivals in the country through various brands, such as Festeja and Samba D+.
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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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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Songtradr, acquired Song Zu Pty. Limited

synopsis: B2B music licensing marketplace Songtradr has acquired award-winning Sydney-based music and sound design company Song Zu, which operates in the Australia and Asia Pacific region, with studios in Sydney and Singapore.
buyer: Songtradr
Songtradr is the largest B2B music licensing marketplace in the world, connecting artists with brands, advertisers, film, TV and more. Songtradr connects artists to film, TV, brands and other media in a fully-automated, worldwide marketplace for music licensing. "
target: Song Zu Pty. Limited
Sydney-based music and sound design company Song Zu operates in the Australia and Asia Pacific region, with studios in Sydney and Singapore. Song Zu works in all areas of sonic branding, including soundtracks for advertisements on TV and radio, online content, VR and installation spaces.
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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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announced 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., will purchase AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights from AWAL UK Limited

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment, a global recorded music company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kobalt Music Group to acquire Kobalt’s recorded-music operations, including AWAL, and Kobalt Neighboring Rights.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
seller parent: Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
seller: AWAL UK Limited
The acquisition includes Kobalt’s recorded-music operations, including AWAL, and Kobalt Neighboring Rights. AWAL is an independent distribution company with headquarters in London, UK. Acquired by Kobalt Music in December 2011, AWAL is Kobalt’s recordings company.
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closed 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Orchard, acquired Human Re-Sources

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has acquired Human Re Sources, J. Erving’s Los Angeles-based artist distribution and services company, from the music and tech company Q&A. It will become part of The Orchard, Sony’s global independent music distribution and artist and label services company.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: The Orchard (:$62.27)
The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in 45 markets worldwide. Their artist & label services offerings include full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more. "
target parent: Q&A
target: Human Re-Sources
Human Re Sources offers artist distribution services. Since its 2019 launch, Human Re Sources signed and developed artists such as YBN Nahmir, Pink Sweat$, Baby Rose, Bren Joy and more.
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closed 9/9/2020 via PR Web

Cinq Music, acquired Beluga Heights Records

synopsis: Cinq Music Group, the tech-driven indie record label, distribution, and rights management company, has acquired record label Beluga Heights, a joint venture between JR Rotem and Warner Records. Part of the deal includes the Jason Derulo catalog, as Derulo was an artist on Beluga Heights/Warner records.
buyer parent: GoDigital Media Group
buyer: Cinq Music
Cinq Music is a technology-driven record label, distribution, and rights management company. Cinq’s repertoire has won Grammy awards, dozens of Gold and Platinum RIAA certifications, and numerous number one chart positions on a variety of Billboard charts. "
target parent: Warner Music Group
target: Beluga Heights Records
Beluga Heights Records is a joint venture between founder J.R. Rotem and Warner Records. Founded in 2006, the label is known for working with top musical artists such as Rihanna and Leona Lewis, as well as discovering and developing new acts like Sean Kingston and Jason Derülo.
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announced 5/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Intercept Music, Inc., will acquire Art is War Records

synopsis: Sanwire Corporation, and its wholly owned subsidiary Intercept Music, Inc., is to acquire Art is War Records, a record label with distribution, marketing, and sales services. Focused on independent artists, AIW Records offers the expertise, infrastructure, and scalability of a big label, delivered with personal attention and support.
buyer parent: Sanwire Corporation
buyer: Intercept Music, Inc.
Intercept is an online platform allowing musicians to upload and distribute their music and collect royalties from over 100 retailers. The software automatically promotes the artists' entire business, including their music, merchandise, and performances in social media, playlists, and online radio. "
target: Art is War Records
Art is War Records is a record label with distribution, marketing, and sales services. Focused on independent artists, AIW Records offers the expertise, infrastructure, and scalability of a big label, delivered with personal attention and support.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd, acquired Gallo Record Company

synopsis: Tiso Blackstar Group, the former publisher of the Business Day and Sunday Times, says it has sold its entire stake in Gallo Music for R75m to Lebashe Investment Group’s Arena Holdings. Gallo Record Company is the largest and oldest independent record label in South Africa.
buyer parent: The Lebashe Investment Group
buyer: Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Arena Holdings is one of Africa’s largest English-language news publishers in print (titles include Sunday Times, Business Day, Financial Mail, The Herald, Sowetan and Daily Dispatch) and online (titles include TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE, BusinessLIVE, DispatchLIVE, HeraldLIVE and Vrye Weekblad). "
target parent: Tiso Blackstar Group
target: Gallo Record Company
Gallo Record Company is the largest and oldest independent record label in South Africa. It is based in Johannesburg. Gallo Record Company has been in operation since 1926 and signs, promotes and assists artists to promote their music across Africa and internationally.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Valiant Eagle, Inc., acquired Franchise X Entertainment

synopsis: Valiant Eagle Inc., a corporation focused on the energizing of entertainment in television, the Internet, and social media, has acquired Franchise X Entertainment LLC, a full-service record label and artist management company based out of Los Angeles, CA.
buyer: Valiant Eagle, Inc. (OTCPK:PSRU.D:$0.02)
Valiant Eagle, Inc. is a corporation focused on the energizing of entertainment in television, the Internet, and social media. VE aims to achieve advances in those media through content featuring Music, Sports, Entertainment, and, with respect to the millennial generation, through Technology. "
target: Franchise X Entertainment
Franchise X Entertainment LLC operates as a record label and artist management company. The company is based in Los Angeles, California.
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announced 8/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Reservoir Media Management, Inc., will acquire Blue Raincoat Music

synopsis: Reservoir Media Management, an independent music company, has struck a deal to bring UK-based music company Blue Raincoat Music and its subsidiary Chrysalis Records into its portfolio of offerings. Blue Raincoat Music is an artist management company, music publishing company and record label, based in London, New York and Los Angeles.
buyer: Reservoir Media Management, Inc.
Reservoir Media Management is an independent music company based in NYC. Founded as a family-owned music publisher in 2007, the company has grown to represent over 110,000 copyrights and 26,000 master recordings with titles dating as far back as the 1920s, and hundreds of #1 releases worldwide. "
target: Blue Raincoat Music
Established in 2014 Blue Raincoat Music is an artist management company, music publishing company and record label, based in London, New York and Los Angeles. They are also home to a standalone operating record label that houses the Chrysalis Records catalog.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Warner Music Group, acquired Forza Music

synopsis: Forza Music, the Slovakian entertainment company founded in 1994 that’s home to music from the region released over four decades going back to the 1960s, has been acquired by Warner Music Group. Forza’s most noteworthy musical property comes in the form of the rights to OPUS, the state-operated record company of the former Czechoslovakia.
buyer parent: Access Industries
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: Forza Music
Forza Music is a prominent Slovakian entertainment company. Forza’s most noteworthy musical property comes in the form of the rights to OPUS, the state-operated record company of the former Czechoslovakia. OPUS was privatized in 1990 and has been owned by Forza for the last 15 or so years.
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announced 6/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Carlyle Group, Ithaca Holdings LLC, will acquire Big Machine Label Group

synopsis: Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings has agreed to acquire Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group in a blockbuster deal backed by the Carlyle Group. Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group is a record label group that encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., BMLG Records, and more.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$8,297.70)
buyer: Ithaca Holdings LLC
Ithaca Holdings is a media holding company led by SB Projects founder Scooter Braun. SB Projects is a diversified entertainment and media company. The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles. "
target: Big Machine Label Group
Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group is a record label group that encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., BMLG Records, Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records and publishing company Big Machine Music.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Naxos Digital Services Ltd., acquired ARC Music Productions International Limited

synopsis: Naxos Music Group, the world's leading classical music label, has acquired ARC Music Productions International, a UK-based record label and publisher in the field of world and folk music. ARC Music offers the largest selection of traditional and contemporary ethnic music from all corners of the world.
buyer: Naxos Digital Services Ltd.
Established in 1987, Naxos is the world's leading classical music label. Naxos offers over 11,000 titles that are available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of-the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. "
target: ARC Music Productions International Limited
ARC Music is a UK-based record label and publisher in the field of world and folk music. ARC Music offers the largest selection of traditional and contemporary ethnic music from all corners of the world. Their unrivalled repertoire comprises hundreds upon hundreds of albums from over 120 countries.
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closed 12/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired Platoon

synopsis: Apple is building up its music business with an acquisition of a small tech startup that helps discover and develop emerging musical artists. Apple confirmed it purchased Platoon, a company that helps independent artists fund, distribute, and market their content.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$347,155.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: Platoon
Platoon helps discover the very best emerging talent (musicians, artists, writers, filmmakers, designers) and provides them with the platform to create, distribute and commercialize exceptional creative work. They are based in London, UK.
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closed 10/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

BMG Rights Management GmbH, acquired World Circuit Limited

synopsis: BMG has acquired leading world music label, World Circuit Records, home to Buena Vista Social Club, Ali Farka Touré and Orchestra Baobab. The label was founded in London in the mid-1980s by Anne Hunt and Mary Farquharson, who would regularly bring African and Latin artists over to perform in the U.K.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Rights Management GmbH
BMG offers a new digital-age service alternative to songwriters, artists and rights owners in the music industry. It is a rights management company equally representing music publishing and recording rights. "
target: World Circuit Limited
World Circuit Records is a leading world music label, home to Buena Vista Social Club, Ali Farka Touré and Orchestra Baobab. The label was founded in London in the mid-1980s by Anne Hunt and Mary Farquharson, who would regularly bring African and Latin artists over to perform in the U.K.
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closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Concord Music, acquired Independiente Ltd

synopsis: Concord Music is proud to announce its acquisition of London-based record label Independiente Ltd. Formed in 1997, Independiente was founded by well-respected industry veteran, Andy Macdonald. Independiente is home to artists such as Travis, Embrace, So Solid Crew, Archive, Martina Topley-Bird and Paul Weller, among many others.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Independiente Ltd
Independiente is a huge hit UK-based record label company formed in 1997 by Andy Macdonald, an industry veteran. Their label's roster includes Travis, Embrace, So Solid Crew, Archive, Martina Topley-Bird, Paul Weller and more.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Deep East Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music has acquired the influential independent UK production music company Deep East Music. Deep East Music was started in London in 2007 by entrepreneurs Ciaran McNeaney and Alex Marchant.  Over the past 10 years Deep East has grown rapidly to become one of the most highly-regarded production music companies in the world.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Deep East Music
Deep East Music is an influential independent UK production music company. Unlike many production music labels who simply curate, Deep East creates its music from scratch in its own studios, informed by its worldwide client network.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

BMG Production Music, acquired Dynamic Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music has acquired Los Angeles and London-based production music library, Dynamic Music, which has had a sub-publishing agreement with BMG since 2018. Since 2018, Dynamic Music has seen its revenues double, and has secured more than 100 hours of music use across global television and radio stations, from more than 30,000 usages.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Dynamic Music
Dynamic Music is a London-based production music library. Dynamic Music has secured more than 100 hours of music use across global television and radio stations, from more than 30,000 usages. Dynamic Music was co-founded in 2014 by David Felton, Will Mills and Sharooz Raoofi.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Deep East Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music has acquired the influential independent UK production music company Deep East Music. Deep East Music was started in London in 2007 by entrepreneurs Ciaran McNeaney and Alex Marchant.  Over the past 10 years Deep East has grown rapidly to become one of the most highly-regarded production music companies in the world.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Deep East Music
Deep East Music is an influential independent UK production music company. Unlike many production music labels who simply curate, Deep East creates its music from scratch in its own studios, informed by its worldwide client network.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

BMG Production Music, acquired Tele Music

synopsis: BMG Production Music, a music production company that specializes in providing music and sound effects for media companies, has acquired the historic French production music label Tele Music. Tele Music is known as one of the original "library music" icons and compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: BMG Production Music
BMG Production Music specializes in providing music and sound effects for radio and television, for advertising agencies and audiovisual companies. BMG Production Music has custom scoring studios in LA and London and global creative teams for music searching and project supervision. "
target: Tele Music
Based in France, Tele Music is a historic music production company and publisher. They are known as one of the original "library music" icons in France. They compose custom music for different TV shows, audiovisual, and media productions.
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closed 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

AIR Studios Limited, acquired Alchemy Mastering Ltd

synopsis: The legendary AIR Studios have just announced their acquisition of long-running mastering house Alchemy, with the latter facility being rebranded Alchemy Mastering At AIR. Founded in 1997, the World Famous Alchemy Mastering is one of the UK's leading audio mastering facilities.
buyer: AIR Studios Limited
AIR Studios is home to exceptional recording and mixing studios created by Sir George Martin, and to a community of world-class studio talent. AIR Studios provides film & music recording, mixing studios and mastering services. "
target: Alchemy Mastering Ltd
Founded in 1997, the World Famous Alchemy Mastering is one of the UK's leading audio mastering facilities. Located in an elegant West London mews, Alchemy’s mastering facility houses 3 studios designed by the Alchemists themselves.
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closed 12/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired LOLA Audio Localization

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Localizadora Latam SC (“LOLA”). Based in Mexico City, LOLA provides Latin American Spanish dubbing, localisation and sound design services for the video game, film and television markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
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: LOLA Audio Localization
LOLA has over 20 years of working experience in the industry of dubbing and 15 years doing sound design, working in content adaption projects in Latin American Spanish. Their services include audio localization, translate & adaptation, sound design, and original soundtracks.
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closed 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Sun Broadcast Group, acquired Envision Networks

synopsis: Sun Broadcast Group has acquired Cleveland based Envision Networks, the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in America that supplies all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual weather-news-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, and more.
buyer parent: Gen Media Partners
buyer: Sun Broadcast Group
Sun Broadcast Group is a national radio network reaching over 205 million listeners through its more than 5,500 affiliates in both English and Spanish-language. Sun offers ad sales representation, syndication and programming support to producers, hosts and radio networks nationwide. "
target: Envision Networks
Envision Radio Networks is the largest independently owned affiliate relations company in the country. They supply all types of programming and services to radio including morning show content, short-form vignettes, virtual weather-news-sports broadcasts, live syndicated morning shows, and more.
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closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Major Triad Media, acquired TM Studios

synopsis: Westwood One announced that TM Studios, the famed jingle and production house it owned, was purchased by Major Triad Media, a partnership that is being run by three TM Studio veterans: Dave Bethell, Chris “UK” Stevens and General Manager Greg Clancy. TM Studio will transition from its Dallas-based home to become a multinational entity.
buyer: Major Triad Media
Major Triad Media is a partnership of three TM Studios figures – creative director Dave Bethell, Chris “UK” Stevens, and jingle icon and current general manager Greg Clancy. "
target parent: Cumulus Media Inc.
target: TM Studios
Dallas based TM Studios creates, produces and distributes music based products for all media and comedy & prep material for radio stations. Product lines include music compilation libraries and weekly new music distribution services, commercial production & imaging music, commercial jingles.
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closed 7/3/2014 via Company Press Release

One Media iP Group Plc, acquired Point Classics

synopsis: One Media is pleased to announce that it has acquired from Telos Holdings Inc. of Los Angeles, USA, the entire rights to the Masters and all assets for the classic music catalogue known as `Point Classics.' Their library includes every genre of classical music for your film, TV, radio or audio project.
buyer: One Media iP Group Plc (AIM:OMIP:$3.93)
One Media is a digital music and video rights owner. The consumer led but B2B (Business-to-business) operation looks to exploit its catalogue of over 170,000 music tracks and over 5,000 hours of video by recompiling the content for sale through over 600 digital music and video stores worldwide. "
target: Point Classics
Point Classics is a digital web site for music supervisors and licensees. Their library includes every genre of classical music for your film, TV, radio or audio project. Users will find the production music they need in their extensive catalogue that features the world's most famous composers.
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Jones Media Group, acquired TM Century

synopsis: Jones Media Group, Ltd. and a wholly owned subsidiary have entered into a Merger Agreement with TM Century, Inc., through which TM Century will become a wholly owned subsidiary of JMG. Upon completion of a number of conditions, this transaction is expected to close on Sept. 29, 2006.
buyer: Jones Media Group
Jones Media Group (JMG) is the parent company of Jones Radio Networks, America's leading independent radio programming company. JMG also owns Jones MediaAmerica, America's largest independent ad sales representation company, which sells national advertising for more than 120 radio programs. "
target: TM Century
Dallas based TM Century, Inc. creates, produces and distributes music based products for all media and comedy & prep material for radio stations. Product lines include music compilation libraries and weekly new music distribution services, commercial production & imaging music, commercial jingles.
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closed 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pulse Recordings Inc., acquired Hitcher Music

synopsis: Pulse Music Group has acquired Hitcher, a firm specializing in synch placement, marketing and music supervision. Hitcher is a company used to connect music to film studios, television networks, gaming companies, music supervisors, online content providers, and more.
buyer: Pulse Recordings Inc.
Created by musicians for musicians, PULSE is a music publishing, management and music services company that is home to a talent roster credited with more than 100 million units of recorded music sales. "
target: Hitcher Music
Hitcher is a company used to connect music to film studios, television networks, gaming companies, music supervisors, online content providers, and more. Hitcher is a firm specializing in synch placement, marketing and music supervision.
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closed 9/10/2007 via BusinessWire

615 Music, acquired Metro Music

synopsis: 615 Music, one of America’s preeminent Production Music companies, providers of library and production music for television networks and programs, feature films, radio, commercials, on-air promos, interactive applications and multi-media clients, has acquired renowned music library company Metro Music Inc.
buyer: 615 Music
615 Music is a multi-award winning, full-service music development, recording, post-production and sound design company with clients that include broadcast and cable television networks and programs. 615’s client roster is comprised of virtually every major broadcast and cable television network. "
target: Metro Music
The Metro Music Production Library has long been regarded as the best small production music library in the industry. The catalog contains all original titles, fully cleared and ready to license for any film, video, or interactive/multi-media project.
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closed 12/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Jinglebell Communications

synopsis: Keywords Studios has announced the acquisition of Jinglebell Communications. Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Jinglebell Communications
Founded in 1981 and based in Milan, Italy, Jinglebell is a boutique recording studio that provides audio recording, music production and sound design for video games and advertisements.
price ($mm)
$2.13
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announced 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Liquid Media Group Ltd., will acquire Digital Cinema United Holding Ltd.

synopsis: Liquid Media Group is to acquire Digital Cinema United Holding Ltd. (DCU), a company that provides content supply chain technology and services supporting independent intellectual property (IP) owners, producers, sales agents, alternative content distributors, downstream media platforms and studios.
buyer: Liquid Media Group Ltd. (YVR:$0.04)
Liquid Media Group is a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms. The group creates and delivers creative content for film, television, gaming and AR/VR through its network of shared services. "
target: Digital Cinema United Holding Ltd.
Digital Cinema United Holding Ltd. (DCU) provides content supply chain technology and services supporting independent intellectual property (IP) owners, producers, sales agents, alternative content distributors, downstream media platforms and studios.
price ($mm)
$6.90
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Picture Shop Post, acquired The Farm

synopsis: Picture Shop, a company that provides post production and visual effects service to feature and television companies, has acquired The Farm, UK's largest post production and studio services Group. The Farm has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
buyer parent: Five Crowns Capital, LLC
buyer: Picture Shop Post
Picture Shop Post is a company that provides post production service to feature and television companies. Picture Shop Post specializes in visual effects and provides a unique vision to client projects. They are equipped with the latest technology in order to provide the highest quality of service. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Farm
The Farm is the UK's largest post production and studio services Group. It has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
price ($mm)
$63*
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announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dock10, will acquire Edit19

synopsis: MediaCityUK-based dock10 has agreed a deal to acquire boutique Manchester based post production house Edit19, bringing VFX and Motion Graphics specialisms to the company.
buyer: Dock10
Dock10, operating at the heart of MediaCityUK, is a leading digital media service provider. Clients have access to a wide range of HD TV studios, digital post-production, cloud media management services and advanced connectivity options. "
target: Edit19
Edit 19 concentrates on working closely with clients to deliver highly creative visual effects, animation and HD/3D finishing. Edit 19's services include Offline/Online editing, colour grading, GFX, VFX compositing, audio and 3D modelling and animation.
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closed 9/1/2013 via PR Web

Frozen Fire, acquired Big Eagle Productions

synopsis: Frozen Fire, a strategic messaging and video production company acquired Big Eagle productions a Dallas-based video production agency. This acquisition allows Frozen Fire to expand their video marketing services, helping small to midsize businesses effectively engage with their target audiences.
buyer: Frozen Fire
Frozen Fire is a digital business development and communication strategy firm that help businesses have the tools necessary to know exactly who their customers are and what their customers are looking for. It helps companies connect with their customers via digital marketing strategies "
target: Big Eagle Productions
Big Eagle Productions LLC provides video production services. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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closed 1/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Loveurope Group Limited, acquired Locomotion

synopsis: The Loveurope Group announced the completion of their acquisition of creative post-production facility Locomotion. Locomotion is a full service creative house providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
buyer: Loveurope Group Limited
Loveurope Group Limited operates as an advertising production network in Europe. It produces work for brand and agency clients in press, digital, television, and outdoor media markets. Its integrated marketing services allow clients to create, adapt, expand, and deliver brand communications. "
target: Locomotion
Established in 1994 as a boutique post production facility, Loco is an independent creative house, providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
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closed 8/7/2006 via BusinessWire

JupiterImages Corporation, acquired RoyaltyFreeMusic.com

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation announced that its Jupiterimages division has acquired the assets of RoyaltyFreeMusic.com including its wholly-owned music library. RoyaltyFreeMusic.com's library includes over 1,100 wholly-owned tracks of high quality royalty free themes, underscores, voiceovers, beats, loops and bumpers.
buyer parent: Jupitermedia Corporation
buyer: JupiterImages Corporation
JupiterImages offers a powerful collection of premium digital image brands, giving you one-stop access for all your stock photography needs. "
target: RoyaltyFreeMusic.com
RoyaltyFreeMusic.com and Award Winning Music offer a royalty free music library full of nearly 1,000 tracks of high quality buyout music, production music, film music, music for video production, television and other multi-media projects.
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closed 9/30/2020 via Company Press Release

LTN Global, acquired DTAGS

synopsis: LTN® Global, the industry leader in transformative media technology and video transport network solutions, announced the acquisition of DTAGS, an early pioneer in 4K remote production and broadcast transmission, that has played a pivotal role in delivering highly rated live events, including Thursday Night Football and the NFL Draft.
buyer: LTN Global
LTN Global Communications leverages its innovative, industry-leading IP-based live video delivery service and integrated production to transmission workflows to enable content creation, monetization, and distribution. They deliver seamless experiences at every link in the video value chain. "
target: DTAGS
DTAGS, an early pioneer in 4K remote production and broadcast transmission, has played a pivotal role in delivering highly rated live events, including Thursday Night Football and the NFL Draft, as well as innovative solutions, including America’s Got Talent’s virtual audience.
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closed 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Visual Data Media Services, acquired Digital Post Services

synopsis: Visual Data Media Services, a company that specializes in multichannel media management, has acquired Digital Post Services (DPS), a Post Production Studio and Worldwide Delivery Laboratory. DPS helps their clients to maximize their show's creative potential. Their services include color grading, sound design, visual effects, title design and more.
buyer: Visual Data Media Services
Visual Data Media Services specializes in multichannel media management, helping content owners and distributors to get the right content in the right format. Their advanced infrastructure is custom-built to repurpose video content and distribute it to any platform or broadcaster in any territory. "
target: Digital Post Services
Digital Post Services (DPS) is a Post Production Studio and Worldwide Delivery Laboratory. DPS helps their clients to maximize their show's creative potential. Their services include color grading, sound design and mixing, visual effects, title design, and mastering and delivery.
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closed 12/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired AGM Factory

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of AGM Factory, a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: AGM Factory
AGM Factory is a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios. Founded in 2004 and based in Rennes, AGM is the first French full-service media house to operate complete studio facilities outside of Paris.
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closed 3/11/2013 via Market Wire

Chyron Corporation, acquired Hego Group

synopsis: Chyron Corporation, a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications, announced that its merger with Hego AB has been finalized, creating ChyronHego Corporation.
buyer: Chyron Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
Chyron defines and dominates the world of broadcast graphics. Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings. "
target: Hego Group
The Hego Group has spent over four decades helping broadcasters and the sports industry offer audiences a more engaging live entertainment experience by providing a full end-to-end delivery capability for the creation and enhancement of live production content.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$15
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1.9x
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closed 3/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Exequo

synopsis: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. announced the acquisition of Exequo, a privately-held audio production, translation & localization company that specializes in global video game services. Exequo will become part of Lionbridge Game Services, a Lionbridge service that provides end-to-end localization & testing services for game & entertainment studios.
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge provide detail-critical business processes, including translation, online marketing, global content management and application testing solutions, which ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. "
target: Exequo
Exequo is a privately-held audio production, translation and localization company that specializes in global video game services. Founded in 1998, Exequo is one of the most recognized and respected brands in the games services industry.
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