Like Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.

closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd. merged with Creative Artists Agency China,

synopsis: Momentum Sports has merged with Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China), a world-class media and entertainment platform. Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Momentum Sports has provided professional and prospective consulting services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, BMW, and more.
buyer parent: Creative Artists Agency
buyer: Creative Artists Agency China
Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China) is a world-class media and entertainment platform. The company focuses on talent representation, media finance, brand consulting, and entertainment marketing. "
target: Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Focused on traditional sports, eSports and crossover entertainment, Momentum Sports has provided their services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, Home Credit, BMW, Logitech and Nike.
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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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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Turopium Sports and Entertainment, acquired Crusader Talent

synopsis: London-based talent management agency Turopium has acquired U.S.-based talent management firm Crusader Talent. Crusader Talent is the first Old School RuneScape exclusive talent agency. Turopium bought Crusader Talent to scale its growth in the influencer sector, particularly in the gaming vertical.
buyer: Turopium Sports and Entertainment
Turopium Sports and Entertainment, based in London, is an e-sports management, marketing and advertising agency, that works with e-sports leagues, athletes, and companies. They can help athletes with Negotiations, legal advice, career development, marketing, merchandising, and more. "
target parent: eSports Talent Management
target: Crusader Talent
Crusader Talent was born from the vision of parent company, eSports Talent Management, as the first Old School RuneScape exclusive talent agency. They share their client's passion for gaming, and are dedicated to the community and transforming thier clients passions into online personas and brands.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Two Circles Limited, acquired TRM Partners

synopsis: Two Circles has acquired TRM Partners, the world’s leading independent sports rights-sales business. Since 2014, TRM has been responsible for $700m in deals for sports properties including the NFL, UEFA, ICC, Chelsea FC and AC Milan.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a sports marketing agency that uses data to help over 100 of the world’s leading sports organizations grow direct relationships with sports and fans to drive business growth. "
target: TRM Partners
London-based TRM, whose official name is HTH Associates Ltd., works with leagues, teams and other asset owners to sell sponsorships in sports that include men’s and women’s European soccer, international cricket and rugby, and Formula E electric-auto racing.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

H.I.G. Capital, will acquire Lagardère Sports and Entertainment

synopsis: Lagardère, the France-based media powerhouse, has announced plans to sell 75% of the Lagardère Sports agency to H.I.G. Capital. Lagardère Sports' key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with over $25 billion of equity capital under management. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Lagardère Sports and Entertainment
Lagardère Sports and Entertainment is a leading Sports and Entertainment agency. Their key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Bruin Sports Capital, acquired Two Circles Limited

synopsis: Bruin Sports Capital has announced a deal with WPP to acquire Two Circles, the award-winning consumer data analytics, sports marketing, and technology practice.
buyer: Bruin Sports Capital
After a quarter-century as a successful sports business executive, George Pyne established Bruin Sports Capital to acquire, build and invest in media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle companies. Bruin Sports Capital is quickly building impressive global platform businesses. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a sports marketing agency that uses data to help over 100 of the world’s leading sports organizations grow direct relationships with sports and fans to drive business growth.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

LiveSport s.r.o., acquired Pragosport

synopsis: Livesport, a sports information company, has acquired Pragosport, a company that specializes in the acquisition and dissemination of media rights (such as TV, internet and mobile rights, internet streaming rights for betting, etc). Both companies are based in the Czech Republic.
buyer: LiveSport s.r.o.
With more than 60 websites and mobile applications, Livesport brings the fastest sports information and scores from more than 35 sports to 85 million people worldwide. They are based in Prague, Czech Republic. "
target: Pragosport
Pragosport a.s. specializes in the acquisition and dissemination of media rights (such as TV, internet and mobile rights, internet streaming rights for betting, etc). They also specialize in marketing and use of media rights for various sponsorship projects. They are based in Prague, Czech Republic.
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announced 1/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Media Management, Inc., will acquire Sponsorship Science

synopsis: Media Management, Inc. (“MMi”) announces the acquisition of Sponsorship Science, serves both sports properties and sponsoring corporations. For sports properties Sponsorship Science support partnership development through the provision of facts, research, and consulting.
buyer: Media Management, Inc.
Media Management, Inc. ("MMi") provides media auditing services. MMi’s media auditing practice is powered by the firms patented media audit software, Circle Audit. "
target: Sponsorship Science
Sponsorship Science serves both sports properties and sponsoring corporations. For sports properties Sponsorship Science support partnership development through the provision of facts and research. For sponsoring corporations they provide measured media services, business and more.
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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Crea Holdings, will acquire Tlarock Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Crea Holdings, a company that engages in the construction business, will be acquiring Tlarock Entertainment, a company that engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
buyer: Crea Holdings (TSE:1757:$24.41)
Based in Japan, Crea Holdings engages in the construction business. Through the urban development, housing construction, sales, remodeling, real estate, eating and drinking, advertising, cosmetic, and automobile related business, they want to achieve compatibility in housing and living environments."
target: Tlarock Entertainment Inc.
Based in Japan, Tlarock Entertainment engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
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$1.35
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announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

QMS Media Limited, will acquire TLA Worldwide Plc

synopsis: QMS Media, Australias fastest growing outdoor media company specializing in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions, will acquire TLA Worldwide, an Australian leading, fully integrated talent representation and sports marketing group.
buyer: QMS Media Limited (ASX:QMS:$124.17)
QMS Media is the fastest growing outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, specializing in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions. QMS works with their clients to provide the most effective outdoor solutions that engage with their target audience. "
target: TLA Worldwide Plc (AIM:TLA:$52.47)
Australia-based TLA is a leading, fully integrated talent representation and sports marketing group. With over 130 full-time personnel, TLA services its clients from six locations across Australia and the UK.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd., acquired Playmonks

synopsis: Silly Monks, a digital media entertainment firm in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Playmonks, a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management.
buyer: Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd. (NSEI:SILLYMONKS:$1.71)
Silly Monks is a digital media entertainment firm in India. Silly Monks creates interesting and innovative content, including videos, music, and movie based entertainment. Silly Monks is also one of the largest YouTube multi channel networks in India. "
target: Playmonks
Playmonks is a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management. The company has successfully organized various major sports events across India.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

rEvolution, acquired Revolution Sports Marketing Group

synopsis: rEvolution, the Chicago-based global sports marketing agency, said it has acquired London-based sports marketing agency Revolution Sports Marketing Group.  Revolution Sports Marketing Group is an international full service sports marketing agency, providing sponsorship consulting & activation, sports, business and lifestyle PR and event management.
buyer: rEvolution
rEvolution delivers the industry’s best sports marketing and media services to brands for the purpose of strengthening customer relationships. They believe in "Communication Through Sport."​ "
target: Revolution Sports Marketing Group
Revolution Sports Marketing Group is an international full service sports marketing agency, providing sponsorship consulting & activation, sports, business and lifestyle PR and event management.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Endeavor, LLC, acquired Clifford French

synopsis: Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports, and fashion marketing agency, has acquired UK-based sport and entertainment communications agency Clifford French. Clifford French is a PR agency that delivers campaigns through sponsorship activation, talent and influencer marketing, digital and creative earned media news generation.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: Clifford French
Based in the UK, Clifford French is a sport and entertainment communications agency. They are a PR agency that delivers campaigns through sponsorship activation, talent and influencer marketing, digital and creative earned media news generation.
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closed 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

JMS United Inc., acquired MPandC Inc.

synopsis: MPandC Inc., a comprehensive management company for sports business, has been acquired by JMS United Inc., a multimedia company that primarily works with call center businesses and promotional work. MPandC provides sports consulting and works with active athletes.
buyer: JMS United Inc.
Based in Japan, JMS United Inc. provides comprehensive business solutions that is mainly involved in call center business and sales and promotion work. Some smaller industries that they are involved with are human resources and entertainment sound services. "
target parent: Mediaflag Inc
target: MPandC Inc.
Based in Japan, MPandC Inc. is a comprehensive management company for sports business. They provide consulting and support in the business aspect of sports with their extensive experience and network. They also host events to encourage and educate students about sports.
price ($mm)
$0.73*
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$2
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closed 5/16/2018 via PR Web

Equestrian Marketing merged with Mixed Digital,

synopsis: Mixed Digital LLC—whose suite of services includes brand development, search marketing, social media management, web design, video production and more—merged with Equestrian Marketing, LLC, a New York City boutique agency specializing in sports marketing and management.
buyer: Mixed Digital
Mixed Digital is a full-service digital marketing agency. Their strategy involves a consultative approach to digital marketing. By taking a client’s budget and unique goals, they aim to propose just the right mix of digital solutions to achieve optimal results. "
target: Equestrian Marketing
Equestrian Marketing is a boutique agency that expertly handles market research, branding, content development, design, and distribution. Their team of experts help athletes and businesses in the professional sports industry to develop and deliver a strong brand position and launch strategy.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired T Burns Sports Group, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, an industry-leading engagement marketing company, has acquired T Burns Sports Group, LLC (TBSG), a sports marketing and communications company. TSBG helps clients solve their most complex brand challenges—whether it’s maximizing a sponsorship, humanizing an inspirational movement, or helping cities achieve their greatest dreams.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop is an industry-leading engagement marketing company focusing on passion points to create authentic connections between brands and consumers. The agency uses its access to sports, entertainment and lifestyle verticals to amplify their strategic, creative solutions. "
target: T Burns Sports Group, LLC
T Burns Sports Group, LLC (TBSG) is a sports marketing and communications company. TSBG helps clients solve their most complex brand challenges—whether it’s maximizing a sponsorship, humanizing an inspirational movement, or helping cities and nations achieve their greatest dreams.
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closed 12/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Distinguished LLC, acquired American Hole 'N One, Inc.

synopsis: Distinguished LLC, a group of entrepreneurial businesses serving the insurance industry, announces it has acquired American Hole ‘n One (AHNO), the world’s largest hole-in-one and event promotions company.
buyer: Distinguished LLC
Distinguished LLC is a group of entrepreneurial businesses serving the insurance industry. The businesses include: Distinguished Programs, Resource Pro, Distinguished Re (formally Saranac), and Certus Claims. "
target: American Hole 'N One, Inc.
American Hole ‘n One (AHNO) is a global hole-in-one and event promotions company. AHNO, based in Buford, GA, provides Industry leading signage, exciting bonus prizes and tournament contests.
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closed 11/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hanover Group, acquired Bell Pottinger Middle East

synopsis: Hanover has acquired Bell Pottinger Middle East. Based in the UAE, Bell Pottinger Middle East is the leading strategic communications consultancy in the Middle East. It offers financial communications, investor relations, public affairs and change and internal communications. It also offers sports marketing and opinion research services.
buyer: Hanover Group
Based in the UK, Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation. They adopt an integrated approach that connects the dots across channels, audiences and issues. "
target: Bell Pottinger Middle East
Based in the UAE, Bell Pottinger Middle East is the leading strategic communications consultancy in the Middle East. It offers financial communications, investor relations, public affairs and change and internal communications. It also offers sports marketing and opinion research services.
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closed 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Motorsport.com, acquired sport media group GmbH

synopsis: _wige MEDIA AG signed agreements on the sale of its 51% stake in the Munich-based sport media group GmbH to Motorsport Network, LLC, Miami (Florida). With Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de, sport media group GmbH is the market leader for motorsport portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target parent: Wige Media AG
target: sport media group GmbH
With Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de, sport media group GmbH is the market leader for motorsport portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de have achieved some 22 million and 20 million page impressions a month respectively.
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, acquired Levergy

synopsis: M&C Saatchi PLC has announced a majority stake acquisition of South African sports and entertainment agency Levergy. Levergy are to become the offering in Africa of M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, furthering their existing network in London, Berlin, Sydney, New York and the most recently launched office in Los Angeles.
buyer parent: M&C Saatchi plc
buyer: M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment
M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is a sport sponsorship and entertainment pr agency. They have very specialist knowledge in the worlds of sponsorship strategy and activation, experiential, Sport PR, entertainment PR, content creation and social media. "
target: Levergy
Levergy, founded by Clint Paterson and Struan Campbell in September 2012, is a South African sports and entertainment agency. They’re an independent communications agency with a core focus on Sponsorship, Digital, PR, Activations & Insights.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd. merged with Creative Artists Agency China,

synopsis: Momentum Sports has merged with Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China), a world-class media and entertainment platform. Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Momentum Sports has provided professional and prospective consulting services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, BMW, and more.
buyer parent: Creative Artists Agency
buyer: Creative Artists Agency China
Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China) is a world-class media and entertainment platform. The company focuses on talent representation, media finance, brand consulting, and entertainment marketing. "
target: Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Focused on traditional sports, eSports and crossover entertainment, Momentum Sports has provided their services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, Home Credit, BMW, Logitech and Nike.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd. merged with Creative Artists Agency China,

synopsis: Momentum Sports has merged with Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China), a world-class media and entertainment platform. Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Momentum Sports has provided professional and prospective consulting services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, BMW, and more.
buyer parent: Creative Artists Agency
buyer: Creative Artists Agency China
Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China) is a world-class media and entertainment platform. The company focuses on talent representation, media finance, brand consulting, and entertainment marketing. "
target: Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Focused on traditional sports, eSports and crossover entertainment, Momentum Sports has provided their services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, Home Credit, BMW, Logitech and Nike.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd. merged with Creative Artists Agency China,

synopsis: Momentum Sports has merged with Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China), a world-class media and entertainment platform. Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Momentum Sports has provided professional and prospective consulting services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, BMW, and more.
buyer parent: Creative Artists Agency
buyer: Creative Artists Agency China
Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China) is a world-class media and entertainment platform. The company focuses on talent representation, media finance, brand consulting, and entertainment marketing. "
target: Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Focused on traditional sports, eSports and crossover entertainment, Momentum Sports has provided their services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, Home Credit, BMW, Logitech and Nike.
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closed 6/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ZRG Partners, acquired Sucherman Group

synopsis: ZRG has acquired Sucherman Group, the top advisory firm for media and entertainment companies around the world. Sucherman is the media and entertainment industry’s go-to partner for every point in the talent cycle, from world-class executive recruitment to leadership development and organizational design.
buyer: ZRG Partners
ZRG Partners is a global executive search and human capital management firm that is changing the way companies hire and manage talent. They were founded on the principle that good information and process excellence are the cornerstones of any successful human capital decision. "
target: Sucherman Group
Sucherman Group is the top advisory firm for media and entertainment companies around the world. Sucherman is the media and entertainment industry’s go-to partner for every point in the talent cycle, from world-class executive recruitment to leadership development and organizational design.
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announced 3/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wasserman, will purchase Music Division from Paradigm Talent Agency

synopsis: Talent agency Paradigm is selling its music division in the US to LA-based sports marketing and talent management firm Wasserman. Paradigm Talent Agency provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators.
buyer: Wasserman
Wasserman is a global sports, entertainment, marketing and management company with expertise in media rights, sponsorships, brand consulting, athlete management, digital, creative and multicultural marketing. "
seller: Paradigm Talent Agency
The acquisition includes the music division of Paradigm Talent Agency, which provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators in television, live music, motion pictures, theatre, comedy, voiceover, digital, book publishing, and brand partnerships.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Avalon Entertainment Limited, acquired The Agency (London) Limited

synopsis: Avalon, a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group, has acquired The Agency, which represents and manages writers and directors across film, TV and theatre, alongside book rights and children’s literature. They are based in the UK.
buyer: Avalon Entertainment Limited
Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York. "
target: The Agency (London) Limited
The Agency represents and manages writers and directors across film, TV and theatre, alongside book rights and children’s literature. They are based in the UK.
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closed 10/5/2020 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired starpower LLC

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled marketing and communications solutions, announced the acquisition of Starpower, an entertainment and influencer marketing agency that counsels and connects brands with entertainment, sport, music, fashion, beauty talent, influencers and content.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: starpower LLC
Starpower is an entertainment and influencer marketing agency that counsels and connects brands with entertainment, sport, music, fashion, beauty talent, influencers and content.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Be Social

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company, has acquired Be Social, a Los Angeles-based digital communications agency and one of the first agencies with a hyper focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. They provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music and hospitality industries. "
target: Be Social
Be Social is a Los Angeles-based digital communications agency and one of the first agencies with a hyper focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration. Like the name suggests, Be Social is all about relationships.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Canvas Talent Private Limited

synopsis: Believe, the leading technology and artist services company, has acquired Canvas Talent, an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents leading actors, musicians, directors and more.
buyer: Believe Distribution Services
Believe is the leading fully independent digital distributor and label services provider for artists & labels worldwide. They provide dedicated label & international campaign management, trade & digital marketing services, and comprehensive video management & distribution. "
target: Canvas Talent Private Limited
Canvas Talent is an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents some of the finest talent in India, comprising of actors, musicians, directors and more.
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closed 9/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trilantic Capital Management LLC, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based management firm the James Grant Group has been majority-acquired by private equity firm Trilantic Europe and rebranded as YM&U. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Trilantic Capital Management LLC
Trilantic Capital Management is a global private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America and Europe. They primarily target investments in the consumer, energy, industrials, TMT, healthcare, financial and business services sectors. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
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closed 5/21/2018 via PR Newswire

RELEVENT, acquired BRC Group

synopsis: RELEVENT, a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group and organizer of the International Champions Cup, announced the acquisition of BRC Group, the leading soccer sales and marketing company in the USA dedicated exclusively to the Hispanic market.
buyer parent: RSE Ventures
buyer: RELEVENT
RELEVENT is a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group and organizer of the International Champions Cup. Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, works with the top international soccer entities in brand development, grassroots planning, corporate strategy and international touring. "
target: BRC Group
BRC Group is the leading soccer sales and marketing company in the USA dedicated exclusively to the Hispanic market. Founded to create and own unique properties and offer sponsors unequaled value in the Hispanic sports and entertainment market.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Social Chain, acquired Glow Media Group

synopsis: Social marketing agency The Social Chain Group has fully acquired influencer agency Glow. Glow is a talent management agency that represents leading social and traditional talent including YouTube creators, actors and presenters, Instagrammers and bloggers across the UK and Germany.
buyer: Social Chain (DB:PU11:$0.00)
Social Chain is Europe's largest, and fastest growing Social Media and Influencer Marketing agency. They don't believe in traditional marketing, they believe in disruptive, internet - breaking social media. They are based in Manchester, UK. "
target: Glow Media Group
Glow is a talent management agency that represents leading social and traditional talent including YouTube creators, actors and presenters, Instagrammers and bloggers across the UK and Germany.
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closed 10/24/2017 via PR Newswire

ICM Partners, acquired The Royce Carlton Agency

synopsis: ICM Partners has acquired a majority interest in Royce Carlton, Inc., the leading New York independent speakers' agency.
buyer: ICM Partners
ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. "
target: The Royce Carlton Agency
Royce Carlton represents over 75 speakers, always exclusively, for their lectures and speaking engagements. They work closely with their speakers and customers to coordinate every detail for every event to ensure success.
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announced 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd, will acquire YueHua Entertainment Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd., a professional manufacturer of electro-acoustic components and assemblies as well as a provider of complete electro-acoustic solutions, is acquiring Yuehua Entertainment, a privately held multinational entertainment group and talent agency based in Beijing.
buyer: Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd (SZSE:002655:$102.77)
Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd., established in 2001, is a professional manufacturer of electro-acoustic components and assemblies as well as a provider of complete electro-acoustic solutions. "
target: YueHua Entertainment Co. Ltd.
Yuehua Entertainment is a privately held multinational entertainment group and talent agency based in Beijing. Yuehua is involved in television production and distribution, movie production, artist management and training, music and music video production and entertainment marketing.
price ($mm)
$281
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announced 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., will acquire The Agency Group LTD

synopsis: United Talent Agency is in advanced negotiations to acquire The Agency Group, a talent booking agency. The Agency Group's roster of about 2,000 clients includes the Black Keys, Deep Purple, Guns N' Roses, Muse, Paramore, Nickelback, Bullet for My Valentine, The Kills, Gotye,Tegan and Sara, Merle Haggard and many others.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency, Inc .is a talent and literary agency. It represents actors, filmmakers, screenwriters, television writers, producers, authors, recording artists, and pop culture icons in various entertainment areas. "
target: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry.
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closed 11/17/2014 via BNC Analysis

Metric Capital Partners, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: James Grant Group, the U.K.-based talent management and professional services firm, has been acquired by European investment firm Metric Capital Partners. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Metric Capital Partners
Metric Capital provides debt capital solutions to European Companies. They support their clients' ambitions to execute strategic transactions. They have the flexibility to provide capital solutions across their corporate clients' balance sheets, including senior ranking and subordinated debt. "
target parent: Gresham LLP
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Agency Group LTD, acquired Bond Music Group LLC

synopsis: The Agency Group has acquired Bond Music Group - an independent boutique agency solely devoted to electronic music bands and DJs. With over a decade of experience in the electronic music space, Bond Music Group CEO Kristopher Krajewski started the agency in 2009 with 13 artists. It has since grown to 115 electronic DJs and live acts.
buyer: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. "
target: Bond Music Group LLC
Bond Music Group is an independent agency for independent artists. Their mission is to support cutting-edge artists through performance, touring and creating value added opportunities to connect artists with fans.
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closed 9/11/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Plus Talent

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals, announced its acquisition of Plus Talent, a leading talent agency, promoter and producer of events in Brazil.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Plus Talent
Plus Talent, founded 20 years ago by Luiz Eurico Klotz, Edo Van Duyn and Silvio Conchon, represents DJs and producers, books talent, and produces events and tours across the country. Plus Talent promotes Tomorrowland Brazil and other leading franchises, such as Armin Only and I Am Hardwell.
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closed 1/22/2014 via New York Times

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired N.S. Bienstock, Inc.

synopsis: N. S. Bienstock has become a unit of the United Talent Agency. N.S. Bienstock, Inc. offers television talent acquisition agency services in Broadcast News, Reality Based Programming/Syndication, Program Development, Co-Production & Distribution, Radio, News Media, Entertainment Executive Representation, Book Publishing and Licensing and Branding.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency, Inc. operates as a talent and literary agency. It represents actors, filmmakers, screenwriters, television writers, producers, authors, recording artists, and pop culture icons in various entertainment areas. "
target: N.S. Bienstock, Inc.
N.S. Bienstock, Inc. offers television talent acquisition agency services in Broadcast News, Reality Based Programming/Syndication, Program Development, Co-Production & Distribution, Radio, News Media, Entertainment Executive Representation, Book Publishing and Licensing and Branding.
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closed 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC, acquired IMG Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: William Morris Endeavor and its private equity backer, Silver Lake Partners has acquired IMG Worldwide. IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business that connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, and talent management.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC operates as a diversified talent and literary agency. Its activities include providing on- and off-screen talent to drive commercially and critically acclaimed theatrical films; identifying, packaging, and financing feature films; television programming. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business. They connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, talent management and unparalleled client service across our diverse and wide ranging areas of expertise.
price ($mm)
$2,300
rev ($mm)
$1,500
EBITDA ($mm)
$180
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
12.8x
announced 6/11/2012 via PE Hub

Nice Entertainment Group, will acquire Playroom AS

synopsis: Nice Entertainment Group, a pan-Nordic content production group, has signed an agreement to acquire Norwegian event management company Playroom AS. Founded in 2001, Playroom is an entertainment house focused on experience-based communication through event management, artist management and record production.
buyer parent: CapMan Capital Management Oy
buyer: Nice Entertainment Group
Nice Entertainment Group is the largest independent group of creative production companies in the Nordic region. Its annual production of more than 100 series covers all genres and serves all the major channels in the territory. "
target: Playroom AS
Playroom consists of three divisions: events, music and artists. The event division is the largest and has demonstrated strong growth since its inception in 2007. The company is one of the largest in the Norwegian event management business.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$16
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EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

International Creative Management, Inc., will acquire International Creative Management, Inc.

synopsis: International Creative Management's leaders announced a management buyout of the talent agency from private equity firm Rizvi Traverse Management. International Creative Management is one of the world’s largest talent and literary agencies, with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.
buyer: International Creative Management, Inc.
International Creative Management is one of the world’s largest talent and literary agencies, with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. "
target parent: Rizvi Traverse Management LLC
target: International Creative Management, Inc.
International Creative Management is one of the world’s largest talent and literary agencies, with offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
$89.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.47
EBIT ($mm)
$30.19
Net Income ($mm)
$18.08
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254
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Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
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rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
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Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
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rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
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$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
5445
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Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2020
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$1,252.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.16
EBIT ($mm)
$98.26
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5647
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M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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ADLPerformance
ADLPerformance
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$163.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.32
EBIT ($mm)
$11.38
Net Income ($mm)
$7.62
Employees
487
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: TSE:4301
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Amuse Group
The Amuse Group is a Japanese entertainment company that provides artist management services. Amuse produces TV & radio programs, commercial films, and movies. Other interests are in publication, music software, and patent agent businesses.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$315.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.64
EBIT ($mm)
$31.64
Net Income ($mm)
$21.49
Employees
277
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S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
S.M. Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
247
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Ticker: WHLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wilhelmina International, Inc.
Wilhelmina Models is one of the most prominent talent management agencies in the world. Wilhelmina has earned its prestigious standing as an industry leader by providing full-spectrum model management for women, men, full-figured, fitness, and children models, as well as entertainers and musicians.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$75.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.31
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$3.63
Employees
92
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