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closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

International Sports Consulting Ltd., acquired Independent Sports Group Ltd

synopsis: International Sports Consulting (ISC), a UK-based sports management and marketing business, has acquired Independent Sports Group (ISG), a sports management agency in the UK. ISG works with elite athletes from a range of sports and provides a wide range of services, enabling their clients to concentrate fully on their professional priorities.
buyer: International Sports Consulting Ltd.
International Sports Consulting (ISC) is a UK-based sports management and marketing business that works with athletes, clubs, brands and sports governing bodies. ISC has divisions for football, rugby, Olympic & Paralympic sports, and sports marketing. "
target: Independent Sports Group Ltd
Independent Sports Group (ISG) is a full service sports management agency in the UK. ISG works with elite athletes from a range of sports and provides a wide range of services, opportunities and professional support, enabling their clients to concentrate fully on their professional priorities.
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announced 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

SKIYAKI Inc., will acquire SEA Global Co., Ltd.

synopsis: SKIYAKI Inc., a Japanese company that offers internet entertainment content services, will acquire SEA Global Co., Ltd., a marketing company in Japan. SEA Global help sports team create websites and mobile sites. The company works with a variety of sports, including soccer, kendo, volley ball, table tennis, rugby, and badminton.
buyer: SKIYAKI Inc. (TSE:3995:$26.51)
SKIYAKI Inc. offers internet entertainment content services. They are a pioneer in FanTech for planning and managing the fan clubs of artists. Their SKIYAKI EXTRA platform allows companies to easily create and deploy an official fan website that allows fans to book tickets for events. "
target: SEA Global Co., Ltd.
SEA Global is a marketing company in Japan. The company works with a variety of sports, including soccer, kendo, volley ball, rugby, and more. They help sports team create websites and mobile sites. SEA Global also publishes a magazine focused on baseball and provides athlete management services.
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closed 9/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Chime Communications PLC, acquired ABC Sports Management Limited

synopsis: Chime Communications plc, the international communications and sports marketing group, announces the acquisition of ABC Sports Management Limited (“ABC”), one of the UK’s top athlete management businesses, with particular strength in rugby union.
buyer: Chime Communications PLC (LSE:CHW:$524.40)
Chime Communications plc, through its subsidiaries, provides public relations, advertising, sports marketing, market research, direct marketing, and design and event management consultancy services in the United Kingdom and internationally. "
target: ABC Sports Management Limited
ABC Sports Management Limited is a sports management agency. The company provides various services to sports professionals, including contract negotiation and sourcing, accounting and financial services, media and PR opportunities, marketing, sponsorship, testimonial dinner and events.
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closed 2/19/2015 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired ICON Sports Management, ltd.

synopsis: WME | IMG announced the acquisition of golf talent agency Icon Sports Management, further strengthening the company’s roster of sports clients and golf expertise. Icon, currently based in Stow, Ohio, represents world No. 2 Henrik Stenson and Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, as well as several PGA TOUR winners.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: ICON Sports Management, ltd.
Icon Sports Management is a golf talent agency based out of Ohio. Services they provide include: Contract Solicitation and Negotiation, Securing Sponsorship and Endorsement Opportunities, Public Relations Consultation, Travel Coordination and Financial and Estate Planning.
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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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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 8/15/2018 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 3/19/2015 via Company Press Release

TLA Worldwide Plc, acquired Elite Sports Properties

synopsis: TLA Worldwide Plc announced the acquisition of the assets and business of Elite Sports Properties Holdings (ESP), an Australian and UK based athlete management and sports marketing company. ESP, established in 1996, operates in athlete and talent management; event management and activation; and sports marketing more broadly.
buyer: TLA Worldwide Plc (AIM:TLA:$52.47)
TLA Worldwide Plc is a leading, fully integrated athlete representation and sports marketing company, primarily focused on the sport of baseball and has primary offices in London, New York and Newport Beach. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in London, United Kingdom. "
target: Elite Sports Properties
Elite Sports Properties (ESP) is a world leader in talent management and sports marketing, with an impressive track record. We do everything from managing sport and media talent to the development and activation of integrated marketing and media campaigns, events and merchandising programs.
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$10
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closed 4/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Quantum Sport, acquired Quantum Sport

synopsis: Quantum Sport, a Newcastle-based sports agency whose clients include professional footballers and cricketers has undergone a management buyout. The new directors are James Welch and former Premier League and Sunderland player Marco Gabbiadini.
buyer: Quantum Sport
Quantum Sport is a Newcastle-based sports agency whose clients include professional footballers and cricketers. Their team of lawyers, agents and ex-professional footballers allows them to provide a holistic service to their clients. "
target parent: Quantum Law LLP
target: Quantum Sport
Quantum Sport is a Newcastle-based sports agency whose clients include professional footballers and cricketers. Their team of lawyers, agents and ex-professional footballers allows them to provide a holistic service to their clients.
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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 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Topnotch Management, acquired MLC Sport

synopsis: Sports management company Topnotch Management announced the acquisition of boutique sports marketing agency, MLC Sport. MLC Sport provides representation for athletes around the world through financial advise, commercial endorsements, contract negotiations and more.
buyer: Topnotch Management
Topnotch Management is a boutique sports representation agency that maintains a selective roster of the world's most marketable athletes. They specialize in world-class representation, service and event management in the tennis, golf and soccer industries. "
target: MLC Sport
MLC Sport is a boutique sports marketing agency. Representing premier talent across the soccer world, they provide Financial advise, commercial endorsements, contract negotiations, lifestyle assistance and media presence for athletes across the globe to help them realize their true potential.
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closed 1/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Alliance MMA, Inc., acquired SuckerPunch Entertainment

synopsis: Alliance MMA, Inc., a mixed martial arts (MMA) organization that provides live professional MMA events in numerous major markets across the county, announced the acquisition of SuckerPunch Entertainment, widely acknowledged throughout the industry as the world’s top MMA fighter management and marketing company.
buyer: Alliance MMA, Inc. (AMMA:$4.55)
Alliance MMA, Inc. is a mixed martial arts promotion company offering premier promotional opportunities for aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters to showcase their talent and advance to the sport’s highest level of professional competition. "
target: SuckerPunch Entertainment
SuckerPunch Entertainment is the premier sports management and marketing company in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). Their roster boasts some of the best male and female athletes in the sport.
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announced 5/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp, will acquire TLA Worldwide Plc

synopsis: Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp (AAPC) and TLA Worldwide plc announced an offer by AAPC to acquire TLA for stock and cash consideration to result in a combined company with an initial enterprise value of slightly greater than $200 million. TLA Worlwide is a leading athelte representation company.
buyer: Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp (AAPC:$0.00)
Atlantic Allicance Partnerhsip Corp is a blank check company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. It was formed for the purpose of acquiring, engaging in a share exchange, share reconstruction and amalgamation, and contractual control arrangement. "
target: TLA Worldwide Plc (AIM:TLA:$52.47)
TLA Worldwide Plc is a leading, fully integrated athlete representation and sports marketing company, primarily focused on the sport of baseball and has primary offices in London, New York and Newport Beach. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
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announced 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

TLA Worldwide Plc, will acquire Peter E. Greenberg and Associates

synopsis: TLA Worldwide PLC, an athlete representation and sports marketing company, said it has conditionally agreed to buy substantially all of the business and assets of Peter E. Greenberg and Associates, Ltd., a Spanish speaking sports agent with a particular focus on Venezuela and the Dominican Republic.
buyer: TLA Worldwide Plc (AIM:TLA:$52.47)
TLA Worldwide Plc provides athlete representation and sports marketing services for professional baseball. TLA Worldwide Plc was incorporated in 2011 and is based in London, United Kingdom. "
target: Peter E. Greenberg and Associates
Peter E. Greenberg and Associates operates as an athlete representation company. PEG & Associates is the first Spanish speaking agency available to athletes, and quickly developed their niche in the market.
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$4.56
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closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

International Sports Consulting Ltd., acquired Independent Sports Group Ltd

synopsis: International Sports Consulting (ISC), a UK-based sports management and marketing business, has acquired Independent Sports Group (ISG), a sports management agency in the UK. ISG works with elite athletes from a range of sports and provides a wide range of services, enabling their clients to concentrate fully on their professional priorities.
buyer: International Sports Consulting Ltd.
International Sports Consulting (ISC) is a UK-based sports management and marketing business that works with athletes, clubs, brands and sports governing bodies. ISC has divisions for football, rugby, Olympic & Paralympic sports, and sports marketing. "
target: Independent Sports Group Ltd
Independent Sports Group (ISG) is a full service sports management agency in the UK. ISG works with elite athletes from a range of sports and provides a wide range of services, opportunities and professional support, enabling their clients to concentrate fully on their professional priorities.
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closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

International Sports Consulting Ltd., acquired Independent Sports Group Ltd

synopsis: International Sports Consulting (ISC), a UK-based sports management and marketing business, has acquired Independent Sports Group (ISG), a sports management agency in the UK. ISG works with elite athletes from a range of sports and provides a wide range of services, enabling their clients to concentrate fully on their professional priorities.
buyer: International Sports Consulting Ltd.
International Sports Consulting (ISC) is a UK-based sports management and marketing business that works with athletes, clubs, brands and sports governing bodies. ISC has divisions for football, rugby, Olympic & Paralympic sports, and sports marketing. "
target: Independent Sports Group Ltd
Independent Sports Group (ISG) is a full service sports management agency in the UK. ISG works with elite athletes from a range of sports and provides a wide range of services, opportunities and professional support, enabling their clients to concentrate fully on their professional priorities.
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closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

International Sports Consulting Ltd., acquired Independent Sports Group Ltd

synopsis: International Sports Consulting (ISC), a UK-based sports management and marketing business, has acquired Independent Sports Group (ISG), a sports management agency in the UK. ISG works with elite athletes from a range of sports and provides a wide range of services, enabling their clients to concentrate fully on their professional priorities.
buyer: International Sports Consulting Ltd.
International Sports Consulting (ISC) is a UK-based sports management and marketing business that works with athletes, clubs, brands and sports governing bodies. ISC has divisions for football, rugby, Olympic & Paralympic sports, and sports marketing. "
target: Independent Sports Group Ltd
Independent Sports Group (ISG) is a full service sports management agency in the UK. ISG works with elite athletes from a range of sports and provides a wide range of services, opportunities and professional support, enabling their clients to concentrate fully on their professional priorities.
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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 12/19/2018 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 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 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.
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$0.73*
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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:$19.05)
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target parent: Wige Media AG
target: sport media group GmbH
With Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de, sport media group GmbH is the market leader for motorsport portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de have achieved some 22 million and 20 million page impressions a month respectively.
price ($mm)
$2.89*
rev ($mm)
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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 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

LST Marketing, LLC, acquired PPI Marketing

synopsis: LST Marketing, LLC continues its growth through the acquisition of Dallas, Texas-based PPI Marketing, co-founded by Heisman Trophy winner and Pro Football Hall of Famer Roger Staubach, along with longtime business associate Roz Cole. PPI Marketing cultivated a rich and extensive 24-year sports marketing history since its inception in 1993.
buyer: LST Marketing, LLC
LST Marketing focuses on the business goals of its clients through its expertise in strategic consulting, experiential activations, live event production, sponsorship strategy, sports and entertainment platforms, communications. "
target: PPI Marketing
Co-founded by Heisman Trophy winner & Pro Football Hall of Famer Roger Staubach and longtime business associate Roz Cole, PPI Marketing cultivated a rich and extensive 24-year sports marketing history since its inception. PPI is an experiential marketing company with a full-service Talent Division.
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announced 5/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Home Team Sports, will acquire Impression Sports & Entertainment LLC

synopsis: Home Team Sports, a sales unit of Fox Sports that offers advertisers one-stop shopping for TV and digital media sponsorship of every MLB, NBA and NHL home team in the U.S., has reached a deal to acquire Impression Sports & Entertainment, an international sports marketing agency that specializes in full-service sponsorship sales representation.
buyer parent: 21st Century Fox
buyer: Home Team Sports
Home Team Sports (HTS) is a sales unit of Fox Sports that offers advertisers one-stop shopping for TV and digital media sponsorship of every MLB, NBA, and NHL home team in the U.S., reaching 90+ million homes with its platforms. "
target: Impression Sports & Entertainment LLC
Impression Sports & Entertainment is an international sports marketing agency that specializes in full service sponsorship sales representation, and sponsorship consulting. Impression Sports & Entertainment provides services that include venue naming rights and title sponsorships.
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