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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Racing Post, acquired Independent Content Services

synopsis: Racing Post, a publisher of racing and betting information, has acquired Independent Content Services (ICS Media Group), a UK-based multimedia content provider and digital marketing agency that specializes in sports and gaming. ICS produces content and services such as audio, text, video and images for new and traditional publishing platforms.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Racing Post
Established in 1986, Racing Post is the market-leading publisher of racing and betting information both on and offline in the UK. Racing Post print products include the daily paper and two weekly titles and attracts more than 1,000,000 unique visitors per month. "
target: Independent Content Services
Independent Content Services (ICS Media Group) is a UK-based multimedia content provider and digital marketing agency that specializes in sports and gaming. ICS produces and supplies content and services such as audio, text, video and images for new and traditional publishing platforms.
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closed 2/24/2021 via PR Newswire

admiral.digital, acquired Fresh Sports Group

synopsis: admiral.digital, a marketing technology consultancy in Malaysia, has acquired Fresh Sports Group (FSG), a Malaysia-based marketing technology company. FSG connects technology, data and marketing to help sports brands drive better customer experiences. Their services include SEO, brand design, content creation, performance marketing, and more.
buyer: admiral.digital
admiral.digital is a marketing technology consultancy in Malaysia. admiral.digital makes marketing technology more accessible to help brands grow. They offer services for product development, customer experience, data management, branding, SEO, content, performance marketing, and more. "
target: Fresh Sports Group
Fresh Sports Group (FSG) is a Malaysia-based marketing technology company. FSG connects technology, data and marketing to help sports brands drive better customer experiences and grow their bottom line. Their services include SEO, brand design, content creation, performance marketing, and more.
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closed 11/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired FinisherPix

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content, has acquired FinisherPix, an industry-leading endurance sport photography business working with passionate individuals around the globe to capture ever-lasting memories of participants in endurance events.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target: FinisherPix
FinisherPix is an industry-leading endurance sport photography business working with passionate individuals around the globe to capture ever-lasting memories of participants in endurance events. They also offer services in photo marketing, social media, HD-Video, and more.
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closed 9/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Euro Media Group, acquired Netco Sports

synopsis: Euro Media Group (EMG), Europe’s leading provider of broadcast facilities and services announced the acquisition of Netco Sports, the leading provider of sport second screen solutions. Netco Sports is a pioneer in innovation and creation of state-of-the-art solutions for the second screen in the world of sports, headquartered in France.
buyer parent: Paribas Affaires Industrielles
buyer: Euro Media Group
Euro Media Group is one of the few independent providers in Europe known world-wide for its technical expertise. Focused on new media, Euro Media Group is recognized for its wealth of experience in international sports, live performances and entertainment production. "
target: Netco Sports
Netco Sports create unique mobile solutions in the world of Sports and Media: 2nd screen, Game Connect, Fotofan and Stadium Connect.
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announced 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

NEP Group, Inc., will acquire MIRA Mobile Television

synopsis: NEP announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all assets from Portland-based remote production facilities company, MIRA Mobile Television. This transaction will integrate MIRA into NEP's US Mobile Units operations. MIRA's nine HD mobile production units will join NEP's fleet of over seventy HD units worldwide.
buyer parent: Crestview Partners
buyer: NEP Group, Inc. (NEPG:$450.72)
For over 30 years, NEP has been delivering expertly engineered solutions for remote production, studio production, video display and host broadcasting. They have a worldwide network that includes the most advanced equipment and largest fleet of mobile units available. "
target: MIRA Mobile Television
MIRA Mobile Television is a Portland-based remote production facilities company founded in 1982. Their primary client base consists of national and regional sports networks as well as professional sports teams.
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closed 10/31/2018 via PR Newswire

VYPE Media, acquired GameDay Films

synopsis: VYPE Media, the nation's leading promoter of youth and high school sports, has announced its acquisition of GameDay Films, a Houston-based sports media company that delivers filming, photography, and production services to the booming youth sports industry.
buyer: VYPE Media
VYPE Media provides exclusive content and services for high school and youth sports. Their core offerings include publishing, filming and broadcasting, events, promoting and branding, and ambassador programs. "
target: GameDay Films
GameDay Films is a sports media and technology company that focuses on bringing quality and solutions to the filming needs of the youth sports industry across the United States.
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closed 9/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

4D Factory, acquired Neon Media IO

synopsis: Media technology holding company 4D Factory has acquired a majority of Neon Media, an early-stage game and transmedia startup that was originally spun out of HBO's interactive division. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
buyer: 4D Factory
4D is a holding company formed to leverage the opportunities arising in this era of tech-driven media transformation, acquiring platforms & applications developed from their global sources of deal flow and IP. "
target: Neon Media IO
Neon Media is an early-stage game and transmedia startup that was originally spun out of HBO's interactive division. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Mediatec Group, acquired Twentyfourseven

synopsis: Mediatec, a Live Events Company of NEP Group and one of the largest audio-visual technology companies in Europe, has acquired Twentyfourseven, a corporate media services provider based in Scandinavia with offices in Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Mediatec Group
Mediatec is one of Europe's largest providers of integrated technical solutions for event and television productions. Headquartered in Sweden, the company has offices in Norway, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. "
target: Twentyfourseven
Twentyfourseven is a corporate media services provider based in Scandinavia. Twentyfourseven serves moving media clients in the corporate, sports, TV, film and entertainment markets with expertise in the areas of TV production and corporate media.
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announced 10/23/2018 via BusinessWire

Unity Technologies, will acquire Digital Monarch Media

synopsis: Unity Technologies, creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Monarch Media, a Canadian company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
buyer: Unity Technologies (:$840.22)
Unity is the creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, giving developers around the world the tools to create rich, interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. "
target: Digital Monarch Media
Founded in 2014, Digital Monarch Media Ltd™ is a Canadian corporation based in Vancouver, British Columbia. They are a company centered around virtual cinematography, filmmakers and filmmaking, and the tools that aid in the process.
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closed 11/9/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Ymagis Spain S.L.U., acquired Tecnison

synopsis: Ymagis, the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, announced the acquisition of Madrid-based Tecnison SA, one of Spain's leading dubbing services companies for cinema, television and multimedia.
buyer parent: Ymagis
buyer: Ymagis Spain S.L.U.
Ymagis is a European leader in advanced digital technology services for the cinema industry. They specialize in visual effects, color services and more. "
target: Tecnison
Founded in 1974, Tecnison is a company dedicated to audio post production for film, video and TV and one of Spain's leading dubbing services companies for cinema, television and multimedia.
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closed 7/10/2013 via Company Press Release

FingerPaint Marketing, acquired Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Fingerpaint has acquired Cotton Hill, an Albany company that provides full-service audio and video production. Cotton Hill has helped create sound and video for national and regional clientele across multiple industries including education, banking, legal, entertainment, healthcare and tourism.
buyer: Fingerpaint Marketing
Fingerpaint Marketing is a strategic and creative advertising agency. Their services include strategic planning, brand development, and more for industries including automotive, banking, B2B, fashion, education, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceutical. "
target: Cotton Hill Studios, Inc.
Cotton Hill is a 25-year-old full-service audio and video production company based in Albany, NY. Cotton Hill is an expert in producing radio and television commercials providing both video and audio services. They also have extensive experience in audio post-production for film, web and television.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Bosz Digital

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced its acquisition of 100% of Bosz Digital SA in Costa Rica. Bosz Digital provides rich media and digital production services in a near shore smart sourcing platform, for project engagements and team augmentation.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$12,693.26)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. It offers the full range of services and skills: digital, creative services, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media strategy, planning and buying and healthcare communications. "
target: Bosz Digital
Bosz Digital provides rich media and digital production services in a near shore smart sourcing platform, for project engagements and team augmentation.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Alter K, acquired Creaminal

synopsis: Alter K, an Independent boutique-size music publishing company based in Paris, has acquired Creaminal. Since 2004, Paris-based Creaminal's multi-awarded team has been providing expertise in music supervision for Feature Films, TV Series, Advertising and Video Games.
buyer: Alter K
Alter K is an Independent boutique-size music publishing company based in Paris, established in 2007. Their team is comprised of four experienced music publishing professionals dedicated to creative rights management. "
target: Creaminal
Since 2004, Paris-based Creaminal's multi-awarded team has been providing expertise in music supervision for Feature Films, TV Series, Advertising and Video Games. As music supervisors, their expertise takes into consideration artistic, economical, legal and technical objectives.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis, acquired Big Table Media

synopsis: Big Table Media, the production company behind the Crashers franchise on DIY, has been acquired by longtime executives Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis. Big Table Media produces multi-platform content for broadcast, digital, and mobile distribution for television networks, Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, healthcare networks, and nonprofits.
buyer: Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis
Wendi Fontes and Geoff Davis are executive producers at Big Table Media. "
target: Big Table Media
For 20 years, Big Table Media has been producing multi-platform content for broadcast, digital and mobile distribution. Its clients span television networks, Fortune 500 companies, creative agencies, healthcare networks, and nonprofits.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bublar Group AB, will acquire Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group

synopsis: XR (Extended Reality) firm Bublar Group has agreed to buy Goodbye Kansas Holding. Goodbye Kansas Holding includes Goodbye Kansas Studios and Infinite Entertainment, with more than 200 creators in Stockholm, Uppsala, London, Hamburg and Los Angeles. The company offers award winning and unique services for visual effects in movies, TV and more.
buyer: Bublar Group AB (NGM:BUBL:$13.93)
Founded in 2015, Bublar Group is the Nordic leading XR (extended reality) technology company specialized in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Bublar Group provides XR solutions in E-commerce, Training Excellence, Entertainment & Manufacturing. "
target: Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group
Goodbye Kansas Holding includes Goodbye Kansas Studios and Infinite Entertainment. The company offers award winning and unique services for visual effects in movies, TV series, TV commercials, games and game trailers.
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announced 5/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor, LLC, will acquire Mailman Group

synopsis: Endeavor agreed to acquire sports digital agency Mailman Group. Launched in 1999, Mailman was an early pioneer for media and advertising in China through postcards but has since established an international footprint through its digital services for global sports organizations. 
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: Mailman Group
Launched in 1999, Mailman was an early pioneer for media and advertising in China through postcards but has since established an international footprint through its digital services for global sports organizations.
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closed 9/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Canadian Soccer Business, acquired Stadium Digital

synopsis: Canadian Soccer Business (CSB), a sports enterprise that represents premier soccer properties in Canada, has acquired Stadium Digital, a full service digital media company and Canada’s leading fan engagement platform provider. Stadium Digital creates media solutions and technology products in the areas of sponsorship, fan engagement and more.
buyer parent: Canadian Premier League
buyer: Canadian Soccer Business
Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) is a sports enterprise that represents premier soccer properties in Canada. This includes representation for all corporate partnerships and broadcast rights related to Canada Soccer’s core assets including its national teams. "
target: Stadium Digital
Stadium Digital is a full service digital media company and Canada’s leading fan engagement platform provider. Stadium Digital creates and manages media solutions and technology products in the areas of sponsorship, fan engagement, ticketing and e-commerce.
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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 10/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Wind Creek Hospitality, acquired C2Rewards

synopsis: Wind Creek Hospitality has acquired majority interest in the C2Rewards social gaming platform developed for C2Rewards by EC Wise. C2Rewards social gaming platform is a cloud based social iGaming platform delivering a fully casino branded experience.
buyer: Wind Creek Hospitality
Wind Creek Hospitality is the hospitality enterprise of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. operating three casinos and two luxury resort hotels in the State of Alabama. WCH also owns a controlling share in greyhound racing tracks in Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL. "
target: C2Rewards
C2Rewards Inc. is a privately-held international gaming products and services company offering solutions to deliver integrated iGaming, social networking and automated marketing capabilities.
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closed 4/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Salt Creek Capital, acquired CourseTrends

synopsis: Salt Creek Capital announced the acquisition of CourseTrends, a leading online marketing solutions provider to the golf industry. Based in Austin, Texas, CourseTrends provides golf course operators with innovative software and marketing solutions to maximize revenues and provides golfers access to online tee-time bookings across all 50 states.
buyer: Salt Creek Capital
Salt Creek Capital is a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm partnering with experienced operating executives to acquire profitable companies with up to $50 million in revenue. The company takes a long-term approach to investing in lower middle market businesses. "
target: CourseTrends
CourseTrends is a leading provider of intelligent, online marketing solutions for golf facilities. CourseTrends suite of solutions includes customized websites, email marketing and mobile tools, social media management, e-commerce, call center support and much more.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Racing Post, acquired Independent Content Services

synopsis: Racing Post, a publisher of racing and betting information, has acquired Independent Content Services (ICS Media Group), a UK-based multimedia content provider and digital marketing agency that specializes in sports and gaming. ICS produces content and services such as audio, text, video and images for new and traditional publishing platforms.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Racing Post
Established in 1986, Racing Post is the market-leading publisher of racing and betting information both on and offline in the UK. Racing Post print products include the daily paper and two weekly titles and attracts more than 1,000,000 unique visitors per month. "
target: Independent Content Services
Independent Content Services (ICS Media Group) is a UK-based multimedia content provider and digital marketing agency that specializes in sports and gaming. ICS produces and supplies content and services such as audio, text, video and images for new and traditional publishing platforms.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Racing Post, acquired Independent Content Services

synopsis: Racing Post, a publisher of racing and betting information, has acquired Independent Content Services (ICS Media Group), a UK-based multimedia content provider and digital marketing agency that specializes in sports and gaming. ICS produces content and services such as audio, text, video and images for new and traditional publishing platforms.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Racing Post
Established in 1986, Racing Post is the market-leading publisher of racing and betting information both on and offline in the UK. Racing Post print products include the daily paper and two weekly titles and attracts more than 1,000,000 unique visitors per month. "
target: Independent Content Services
Independent Content Services (ICS Media Group) is a UK-based multimedia content provider and digital marketing agency that specializes in sports and gaming. ICS produces and supplies content and services such as audio, text, video and images for new and traditional publishing platforms.
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closed 6/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Racing Post, acquired Bloodstock Media Limited

synopsis: Racing Post is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Bloodstock Media Limited, the full service bloodstock marketing agency that produces ANZ Bloodstock News.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Racing Post
Established in 1986, Racing Post is the market-leading publisher of racing and betting information both on and offline in the UK. Racing Post print products include the daily paper and two weekly titles and attracts more than 1,000,000 unique visitors per month. "
target: Bloodstock Media Limited
Bloodstock Media Limited was established in 2006, providing editorial services to the bloodstock industry. The only daily newsletter dedicated to the Australasian bloodstock industry, ANZ Bloodstock News has become essential daily reading for anyone involved in the Australasian bloodstock industry.
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closed 9/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Exponent Private Equity, acquired Racing Post

synopsis: Exponent, a private equity firm investing in UK headquartered businesses, has acquired Racing Post, the market-leading publisher of racing and betting information both on and offline in the UK.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is a private equity firm investing in UK headquartered businesses with enterprise values between £75m and £350m. They work with businesses across a broad range of sectors; where they can unlock value and drive growth. "
target parent: FL Partners
target: Racing Post
Established in 1986, Racing Post is the market-leading publisher of racing and betting information both on and offline in the UK. Racing Post print products include the daily paper and two weekly titles and attracts more than 1,000,000 unique visitors per month.
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closed 10/1/2007 via PR Newswire

FL Partners, acquired Racing Post

synopsis: FL Partners, the Dublin-based private equity investment firm, is pleased to announce that it has purchased the Racing Post from Trinity Mirror plc for GBP170 million (circa EUR250 million).
buyer: FL Partners
FL Partners is a Dublin-based private equity firm founded by Peter Crowley and Neill Hughes. FL is focused on long-term investment opportunities in Ireland, the UK and internationally, funding individual transactions through a network of supporting high net-worth individuals and institutions. "
target parent: Trinity Mirror plc
target: Racing Post
The Racing Post was first published in April 1986 in competition to the Sporting Life which had been in existence from 1859. In just over a decade, it overtook its rival and became the leading industry voice. In 1998, the Racing Post was merged with the Sporting Life.
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closed 7/25/2017 via PR Newswire

Z Capital Group, L.L.C., acquired Daily Racing Form

synopsis: Z Capital Group, a leading global alternative investment manager, announced the acquisition of Sports Information Group, LLC, a dominant multi-media information company focused on providing premium data driven content to the sports industry through its flagship Daily Racing Form platform and other brands.
buyer: Z Capital Group, L.L.C.
Z Capital Partners, L.L.C. is the private equity management arm of Z Capital Group, L.L.C. Z Capital Group, L.L.C. and its subsidiaries are a leading alternative asset management firm with approximately $2.3 billion of regulatory assets under management. "
target: Daily Racing Form
Sports Information Group, LLC is a dominant multi-media information company focused on providing premium data driven content to the sports industry through its flagship Daily Racing Form platform and other brands.
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closed 9/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Exponent Private Equity, acquired Racing Post

synopsis: Exponent, a private equity firm investing in UK headquartered businesses, has acquired Racing Post, the market-leading publisher of racing and betting information both on and offline in the UK.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is a private equity firm investing in UK headquartered businesses with enterprise values between £75m and £350m. They work with businesses across a broad range of sectors; where they can unlock value and drive growth. "
target parent: FL Partners
target: Racing Post
Established in 1986, Racing Post is the market-leading publisher of racing and betting information both on and offline in the UK. Racing Post print products include the daily paper and two weekly titles and attracts more than 1,000,000 unique visitors per month.
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closed 2/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Country Racing Victoria, purchased Best Bets and Winning Post from ThoroughVision Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Country Racing Victoria, the owner of professional racing clubs throughout Victoria, Australia, has announced that it has acquired iconic publications Best Bets and Winning Post from ThoroughVisioN, a premium sports and interactive rights management company that specialises in racing.
buyer: Country Racing Victoria
Country Racing Victoria is responsible for the profitable conduct, management, planning and development of non-metropolitan racing in Victoria, Australia. Country Racing Victoria represents 48 professional clubs ranging from large clubs in the outer metropolitan areas to small clubs in rural areas. "
seller: ThoroughVision Pty Ltd.
ThoroughVisioN Pty Ltd is a media company that owns broadcasting channels, newspapers, magazines, and websites including Best Bets, a magazine on horse racing, and Winning Post, a newspaper on horse racing.
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closed 10/1/2007 via PR Newswire

FL Partners, acquired Racing Post

synopsis: FL Partners, the Dublin-based private equity investment firm, is pleased to announce that it has purchased the Racing Post from Trinity Mirror plc for GBP170 million (circa EUR250 million).
buyer: FL Partners
FL Partners is a Dublin-based private equity firm founded by Peter Crowley and Neill Hughes. FL is focused on long-term investment opportunities in Ireland, the UK and internationally, funding individual transactions through a network of supporting high net-worth individuals and institutions. "
target parent: Trinity Mirror plc
target: Racing Post
The Racing Post was first published in April 1986 in competition to the Sporting Life which had been in existence from 1859. In just over a decade, it overtook its rival and became the leading industry voice. In 1998, the Racing Post was merged with the Sporting Life.
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closed 10/19/2007 via PR Newswire

Arlington Capital Partners, acquired Daily Racing Form

synopsis: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. a New York-based private equity firm, has completed the sale of Wicks Sports Information Group, LLC, owner of Daily Racing Form LLC, a national, multi-media information company dedicated to coverage to horse racing. The buyer is Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington DC-based private equity firm.
buyer: Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a private equity firm with over $450 million of committed capital. We are focused on management buyout and late stage expansion equity investment opportunities. Our target is middle-market companies with enterprise values typically between $50 million and $500 million. "
target parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
target: Daily Racing Form
Daily Racing Form, "America's Turf Authority Since 1894," was born in Chicago on Nov. 17, 1894 when it first appeared as a four-page broadsheet. Over the last 107 years, DRF has been the country's only daily national newspaper dedicated to the coverage of a single major sport.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelsey Media, acquired Motorsport News

synopsis: Kelsey Media, one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK, has acquired Motorsport News from Motorsport Network, a global media company focused on cars and racing. Motorsport News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. Motorsport News carries all the news and opinion from the latest events in motor racing and rallying.
buyer: Kelsey Media
Kelsey Media is one of the fastest growing media businesses in the UK. From car magazines, tours and shows, the company is a dynamic multi-media business of more than 60 brands across lifestyle, fitness, homes, aviation, trucks, tractors, cars and pets. "
target parent: Motorsport.com
target: Motorsport News
Motorsport News is a weekly newspaper in the UK. Motorsport News carries all the news and opinion from the latest events in motor racing and rallying. The paper covers a wide range of motorsports, including circuit racing, rallying, karting, rallycross, drag racing, speed events and truck racing.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Peter Masters, acquired Sunday Independent Limited

synopsis: West Country businessman Peter Masters has taken over the 200-year-old Sunday Independent – famous and award-winning for its in-depth comprehensive coverage of the sporting scene from Bristol to Penzance (UK).
buyer: Peter Masters
Peter Masters is chairman and co-owner of National League football club Truro City. "
target: Sunday Independent Limited
The Sunday Independent is famous and award-winning for its in-depth comprehensive coverage of the sporting scene from Bristol to Penzance (UK).
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Motorsport.com, acquired GP Live

synopsis: Motorsport.com, a Miami-based technology and digital media company with 21 global editions, announced its acquisition of gp-live.hu, Hungary’s most-visited motorsports website.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in motor racing content offering 21 editions in 13 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is part of the Motorsport Network LLC company. "
target: GP Live
gp-live.hu is Hungary’s most-visited motorsports website. Gp-live.hu has served as the go-to source for motorsports news and information in Hungary for nearly a decade.
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announced 1/23/2014 via Company Press Release

Vienna Capital Partners, will purchase Hungarian Publications from Axel Springer Verlag AG

synopsis: Vienna Capital Partners, a leading independent corporate finance advisor and private equity investor in Converging Europe, has signed an agreement to acquire a significant Hungarian media-portfolio from Ringier and Axel Springer.
buyer: Vienna Capital Partners
Vienna Capital Partners is a leading independent corporate finance advisor and private equity investor in Converging Europe. "
seller parent: Ringier AG
seller: Axel Springer Verlag AG (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Ringier's Hungarian media-portfolio consists of eight regional daily newspapers, daily sport newspaper Nemzeti Sport, the internationally recognised flagship broadsheet Népszabadság, business daily Villágazdaság, and several magazines as well as mindmegette.hu, one of the leading gastro portals.
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, Inc., purchased Equine Titles and Online Properties from Source Interlink Companies, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced it has acquired all equine titles and online properties published by the Source Interlink Media division of Source Interlink Companies, Inc. Source Interlink is a leading publishers of enthusiast titles, consumer shows and Internet sites.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
seller: Source Interlink Companies, Inc. (SORC:$2,254.25)
Source Interlink Companies is a leading marketing, merchandising and fulfillment company of entertainment products, including DVDs, music CDs, magazines, books and related items. Source Interlink serves approximately 110,000 retail store locations throughout North America.
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired Horse Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc. announced it has acquired Horse Media Group. Horse Media Group is a leading publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. publishes magazines. The company owns and operates brands such as Healthy lifestyles, Log Home Design Ideas, Natural Remedies, and Vegetarian Times. The company is based in El Segundo, California. Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. "
target parent: Belvoir Media Group, LLC
target: Horse Media Group, Inc.
Horse Media Group, a partnership between Belvoir Media Group LLC and Winsor Publishing, is based in Louisville, Colorado. Belvoir is a leading publisher of reader-focused magazines, newsletters, books, web sites and electronic media.
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closed 8/13/2009 via Market Wire

DealerAdvance, Inc., acquired Sports Page Weekly, Inc.

synopsis: DealerAdvance, Inc. (soon to become Cabal Communications Corporation) announced that its Subsidiary company (DealerAdvance, Inc., a Delaware Corporation) has purchased controlling interest of Sports Page Weekly, Inc. (SPWI), from Founder and Publisher Dan C. McVicker.
buyer: DealerAdvance, Inc.
DealerAdvance is an enterprise software solutions provider who has over the past five plus years achieved market leadership in the automotive industry with the development and implementation of the DealerAdvance(TM) Sales Solution in retail locations nationwide. "
target: Sports Page Weekly, Inc.
The Sports Page Weekly is the only weekly sports publication in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Opinionated, brash, and sometimes over-the-top, The Sports Page Weekly has always been an intelligent alternative to the major daily newspapers in the area.
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closed 3/19/2007 via Company Press Release

Sungold International Holdings Corp., acquired Thoroughbred Capital Media, LLC

synopsis: Sungold International Holdings Corp. today announced it has expanded its horse racing-related media interests with the purchase of the complete assets of Thoroughbred Style Magazine and web site from Thoroughbred Capital 2006 LLC.
buyer: Sungold International Holdings Corp.
Sungold® is in the business of developing entertainment and e-commerce business in Canada, USA and internationally. Sungold® has three 100% wholly owned subsidiaries: Horsepower Broadcasting Network (HBN) International Ltd., Racing Unified Network, (R.U.N.) Inc. and SafeSpending Inc. "
target: Thoroughbred Capital Media, LLC
Thoroughbred Style features full-length human interest stories along with lifestyle stories regarding travel, transportation, dining, fashion and leisure activities related to horse racing.
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closed 2/4/2009 via PR Newswire

Anthem Media Group, acquired Speedway Illustrated

synopsis: Anthem Media Group (AMG), announced that the firm has acquired one of the nation's most prominent and largest circulation motorsports magazines, Dick Berggren's Speedway Illustrated, and related assets including SEMA Show Daily relationship, NASCAR Insider, Speedway Expo and www.SpeedwayIllustrated.com.
buyer: Anthem Media Group
Anthem Media Group, is a rapidly-growing, full-service agency that creates engaging on and off line experiences for the world's leading companies. AMG has played key roles in the branding and lead-generation activities of thousands of recognizable companies. "
target: Speedway Illustrated
Speedway Illustrated was launched in May 2000 and in July 2008 produced its 100th issue. It is the most widely circulated monthly motorsports magazine in America and it consistently wins more editorial awards than any other racing publication.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Everysport Media Group AB, will acquire Trav og Galopp-Nytt

synopsis: Everysport Media Group AB (publ.), a Swedish sports media group, will acquire Trav og Galopp-Nytt AS (TGN), Norway's oldest magazine focused on horseracing. TGN's website and weekly magazine provides readers with the latest news, tips, and feature content about horses, riders and trainers to help them make better decisions and win more races.
buyer: Everysport Media Group AB (XSAT:EVERY A:$10.12)
Everysport Media Group AB (ESMG) is the fastest growing company in Sweden within sports media and technology. They help clients communicate with target audiences in football, hockey, golf or tennis. ESMG owns, operates and sells for some of the top sports websites in each sport. "
target: Trav og Galopp-Nytt
Trav Og Galopp-Nytt (TGN) is Norway's oldest and largest magazine focused on horseracing. TGN's website and weekly magazine provides readers with the latest news, tips, and feature content about horses, riders and trainers to help them make better decisions and win more races.
price ($mm)
$0.47
rev ($mm)
$2
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announced 5/30/2019 via PR Newswire

WagerTalk, will acquire The Gold Sheet

synopsis: WagerTalk, the Canadian-based largest sports betting content provider in the world, will acquire The Gold Sheet, US's longest-running sports betting newsletter that delivers analysis on NFL and college football games, along with NBA and college basketball matchups.
buyer: WagerTalk
WagerTalk is a leading sports betting information and handicapping service in Canada. Their team of writers, handicappers, and personalities create sports betting content from across the globe. They run a YouTube channel for weekly sports betting videos, a daily radio show and a series podcasts. "
target: The Gold Sheet
The Gold Sheet is US's longest-running sports betting newsletter. Each week, the Gold Sheet team delivers analysis on NFL and college football games, along with NBA and college basketball matchups. Readers receive Key Releases, as well as access to proprietary power rankings on all teams.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

TorchPro, acquired Morning Blitz

synopsis: TorchPro, a sports media company, has acquired Morning Blitz, a daily sports newsletter. Morning Blitz is designed for sports fans who don’t have time to catch every game. The Blitz curates and annotates all essential sports content, and delivers it to email inboxes every weekday morning. They cover need-to-know news across all major sports.
buyer: TorchPro
TorchPro is a sports media company. TorchPro provides young athletes and fans with access to the stories of the best athletes in the world. They offer high quality original content that provides an unfiltered look into how the world's most elite athletes achieve greatness in life and sport. "
target: Morning Blitz
Morning Blitz is a daily sports newsletter. Morning Blitz is designed for sports fans who don’t have time to catch every game. The Blitz curates and annotates all essential sports content, and delivers it to email inboxes every weekday morning. They cover need-to-know news across all major sports.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pax Holdings Ltd., will acquire Sporting News Limited

synopsis: Global digital sports media company DAZN is selling the Sporting News website to Pax Holdings, an investment firm based in the UK and Hong Kong with clients in gaming and betting. Sporting News was established in 1886 and is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
buyer: Pax Holdings Ltd.
PAX Holdings Ltd is a Family Office managing a portfolio of investments that commenced with early stage tech and financial services sector investments in 1999. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Sporting News Limited
Sporting News was established in 1886 as a weekly U.S. magazine. It became the dominant American publication covering baseball, acquiring the nickname "The Bible of Baseball."​ It is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
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announced 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snack Media Ltd., will acquire GiveMeSport

synopsis: Bragg Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with SN&CK Media Limited (SML) for the sale of its media division, including GiveMeSport. GiveMeSport.com is the home of exclusive content, providing the fans with up-to-date features, interviews, match previews and match reviews.
buyer: Snack Media Ltd.
Snack Media is a leading independent sports digital media company with over 30m sports fans. They specialize in multi-channel content creation, distributed at scale. Through data driven engagement strategies Snack Media creates authentic connections between brands & fans. "
target parent: Bragg Gaming Group
target: GiveMeSport
Givemesport media is a next generation publisher that is forward thinking, tech-led and understands content distribution. Its website, GiveMeSport.com is the home of exclusive content, providing the fans with up-to-date features, interviews, match previews and match reviews.
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Motor Presse Stuttgart, acquired Motor Presse Stuttgart

synopsis: Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch, the successors of the Pietsch family that founded Motor Presse Stuttgart, have acquired the 59.9% share of Motor Presse Stuttgart held by Hamburg publishing house, Gruner + Jahr. Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring and lifestyle.
buyer: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Dr. Ing. Patricia Scholten and Peter-Paul Pietsch are successors of the Motor Presse Stuttgart founding family Pietsch. Peter-Paul Pietsch and Patricia feel "a special responsibility" for Motor Presse Stuttgart. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Motor Presse Stuttgart
Motor Presse Stuttgart publishes over 120 magazines across the globe, exploring topics such as motoring, lifestyle, and sport & leisure. In addition to the successful print media core of the business, the Motor Presse has invested in and developed many additional multimedia offerings.
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