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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Emporium Presents

synopsis: Live Nation announced that the company has acquired a majority stake of Emporium Presents, an independent concert promotion agency. Emporium Presents was founded in 2015 by Dan Steinberg and Jason Zink. 
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Emporium Presents
Founded in 2015, Emporium Presents is a concert promotion company promoting artists and tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company promotes over 400 shows a year and lists various big-name artists.
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closed 6/19/2013 via Company Press Release

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG acquired Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH. Wizard Promotions has worked with different artists from a range of different business areas, promoting the live performances of artists such as U2, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Adele, Lady Gaga, Zucchero, Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Ag, an integrated entertainment content company, engages in the production and staging of tours and concerts in Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Live Touring and Entertainment services. "
target: Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH
The Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH has worked with different artists from a range of different business areas since January 2004, promoting the live performances of artists such as U2, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Adele, Lady Gaga, Zucchero, Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Neste Event Marketing

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it acquired a majority stake in Neste, a leading full-service event marketing company. The companies plan to combine Neste’s expertise with Live Nation’s extensive resources to bring to life, Neste Live!.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events, produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Neste Event Marketing
Neste Event Marketing is a corporate sponsorship and event marketing agency, servicing the growing music festival marketplace. Recently it added the talent buying and event production elements to their offered services.
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closed 1/14/2016 via PR Newswire

DMI Music & Media Solutions, acquired CIVIL Creative Agency, LLC

synopsis: DMI Music & Media, a premier global music and entertainment agency, has acquired Atlanta-based live event production company, CIVIL Creative. With the acquisition of CIVIL, DMI will offer clients a robust production arm focused on live event management, strategic planning, fabrication, audio/video content development and digital integrations.
buyer: DMI Music & Media Solutions
DMI Music & Media develops and executes comprehensive music branding strategies and programs using the emotional power of music to connect brands to consumers. DMI's unique solutions and creative executions create campaigns for global brands that break through to today's media-savvy consumers. "
target: CIVIL Creative Agency, LLC
CIVIL Creative is an agency that specializes in live events, digital media, product development, and music. They were founded in 2013 and are based in Atlanta, GA.
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closed 3/12/2010 via Capital IQ

HMV Media Group, acquired MAMA Group plc

synopsis: Music, books and games retailer HMV has Acquired live music partner MAMA, trumping an offer from its biggest shareholder investment group SMS Finance.
buyer: HMV Media Group
HMV Group combines two powerful retail brands which are leaders in their respective fields, and where people who work in the businesses are passionate about what they do. They operate from approximately 723 stores in 7 different countries. "
target: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines.
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announced 5/28/2021 via PR Newswire

LivexLive Media, will acquire Gramophone Media, Inc.

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast/vodcast content, will acquire Gramophone Media, Inc., an artist and brand development company that comprises boutique agencies specializing in PR, music and technology, strategic marketing, brand positioning, graphic design, and social media management.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$54.07)
LiveXLive is a platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture. LiveXLive is the go-to partner for the world's top artists and celebrity voices as well as music festivals and concerts, including Rock in Rio, EDC Las Vegas, and many others. "
target: Gramophone Media, Inc.
Gramophone Media, Inc. is an artist and brand development company that comprises boutique agencies specializing in PR, music and technology, A&R (artists and repertoire), strategic marketing, brand positioning, graphic design, and social media management.
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cancelled 10/20/2020 via GlobeNewswire

AB International Group Corporation, cancelled an acquisition of MusicPromoToday

synopsis: AB International, an IP and movie investment and licensing firm based in Hong Kong, has cancelled the acquisition of MusicPromoToday, a music marketing and promotion agency. MusicPromoToday goes beyond digital marketing and fuels every fully customized marketing strategy with insights and data that bring precise and measurable results.
buyer: AB International Group Corporation
Hong Kong-based AB International Group Corp. is an intellectual property (IP) and movie investment and licensing firm, focused on acquisitions and the development of various intellectual properties. "
target: MusicPromoToday
MusicPromoToday is one of the most efficient music marketing and promotion agencies in North America with over a decade of experience. MusicPromoToday builds promotional campaigns for artists and labels to grow their audience, engage with their fans, and reach new milestones.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

RedEye Distribution, Inc., acquired Border Music

synopsis: Redeye, a company that connects independent artists and labels to an expanding global marketplace through customer service and sales and marketing expertise, has acquired Border Music, a music distribution company headquartered in Sweden that provides a wide range of services that include sales, marketing, promotion, accounting and management.
buyer: RedEye Distribution, Inc.
Redeye connects independent artists and labels to an expanding global marketplace through customer service and sales and marketing expertise. They have charted a course of steady, sustainable growth by developing a strong distribution network and providing a multitude of services to their partners. "
target: Border Music
Border Music is a music distribution company headquartered in Sweden. It provides a wide range of services that include sales, marketing, promotion, accounting and management. It also has Digital/Physical Sales and Marketing Team members in Norway, Denmark and Finland.
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announced 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

The Thread Shop, will purchase Music Merchandise Division from The Araca Group

synopsis: The Thread Shop, the merchandising division of Sony Music Entertainment, will acquire the music merchandise division of The Araca Group, a full-service theatrical production and entertainment merchandising company. Araca’s music merchandising roster includes a range of contemporary and iconic music artists such as Led Zeppelin, P!NK, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: The Thread Shop
The Thread Shop is a leading music merchandising company. The Thread Shop designs, manufactures and markets fashionable and functional merchandise and lifestyle goods that reflect the vision and aesthetic of its artist and brand partners. "
seller: The Araca Group
The Araca Group is a full-service theatrical production and entertainment merchandising company. Araca produces theatrical content for audiences throughout the world. Their merchandising business works closely with theatre, film, and television studio partners to galvanize their brands.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universal Music Group, Inc., will acquire Ingrooves Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group, a world leader in music-based entertainment has agreed to acquire Ingrooves. Ingrooves is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. They provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with analytics, management services and marketing solutions.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. "
target: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Syndicate, acquired Sneak Attack Media

synopsis: The Syndicate has announced the acquisition of digital marketing and creative services company, Sneak Attack Media. Sneak Attack is dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
buyer: The Syndicate
Founded in 1998, The Syndicate is a boutique entertainment marketing agency with a nimble, smart, and innovative team. They are experts in music, comedy, and pop culture. "
target: Sneak Attack Media
Sneak Attack Media is a boutique digital marketing and creative services company based in New York City. Since its inception in 2006, Sneak Attack has been dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
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closed 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

UG Strategies, acquired Magnum PR Corp.

synopsis: Multi-platform entertainment marketing firm UG Strategies announced the acquisition of Magnum PR, a New York-based publicity, events, and artist development agency. Through two decades of groundbreaking online, print, and multimedia campaigns, Magnum PR has built an international roster of the most pivotal talents in pop culture.
buyer: UG Strategies
Founded in 2003, UG Strategies (UGS) is a creative entertainment marketing agency based in New York City and Los Angeles. UGS serves brand clients in the music, film, television, fashion, technology, and consumer products industries, across multiple experiential and digital engagement platforms. "
target: Magnum PR Corp.
Magnum P.R. is a boutique PR company based in NY with 25 years of experience in electronic, dance, and indie music. The firm expanded from focusing on electronic music to representing rock and roll groups, breaking new artists of all genres, and working with international brands and festivals.
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closed 11/4/2016 via PR Newswire

ReverbNation, acquired Audiokite

synopsis: ReverbNation announced that they have acquired Audiokite, a company whose research platform enables musicians to have their music reviewed by some of the world's most ardent music fans. The acquisition of Audiokite will allow ReverbNation to strengthen the relationship between its Curation-at-scale capabilities and its artist-to-fan initiatives.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the global leader in empowering independent Artists to advance their careers. With the company's Artist Development group along with its industry-leading talent identification capability, ReverbNation is positioned to play a pivotal role in the next generation of successful Artists. "
target: Audiokite
Built in 2014 by Alex Jae Mitchell and Dave Marcello, Audiokite research has verified more than 10,000 high-quality reviewers – music superfans in the U.S. - who have answered over 500,000 surveys on behalf of thousands of musicians and labels from all over the world.
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, Inc., acquired Fame House, LLC

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced the acquisition of Fame House, an award-winning, innovative digital marketing agency whose clients include artists, brands and festivals including Eminem, Pearl Jam, Mitchell & Ness and Electric Zoo.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide. "
target parent: SFX Entertainment, Inc.
target: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is an award-winning global agency with a modern approach to direct-to-fan digital marketing and merchandising. They build, manage, and activate online fan bases through a comprehensive service offering. They work with artisits, labels, events and brands to implement digitial marketing.
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announced 8/5/2014 via Market Wire

Delivery Agent, Inc., will acquire Musictoday, LLC

synopsis: Delivery Agent, Inc., the market leader in turning viewers into customers for more than 350 of the world's leading global brands, announced it has reached a definitive agreement with Live Nation Entertainment, to acquire Musictoday, a merchandise distribution company that fulfills merchandise orders for hundreds of recording artists.
buyer: Delivery Agent, Inc.
Delivery Agent is the market leader in turning TV viewers into revenue generating customers for the world's largest brands and media companies. Delivery Agent's technology allows viewers to engage with and transact directly from television through web, mobile, and advanced television applications. "
target parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
target: Musictoday, LLC
Musictoday are industry leaders in direct-to-fan ecommerce. With more than 15 years under their belts in creating sales and marketing solutions for brands, artists, labels, festivals and merchandisers. Their 150 person team is based in Crozet, Virginia.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Fame House, LLC

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC), has signed an agreement to purchase a startup company Fame House, a leading digital marketing agency specializing in the music and entertainment industry.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is a digital marketing company that takes “digital” off of the plate of the manager, artist, label, and brand. They run online marketing campaigns all day – every day – and manage digital operations for top-level artists and entertainment companies.
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closed 4/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Big Sky Media Nashville LLC, acquired Way Out West Records

synopsis: Big Sky Media Nashville LLC has acquired independent label Way Out West Records, which is helmed by Nashville Music Row veteran Clif Doyal. Also in the deal are Doyal’s related artist service companies including management and booking firm the Clif Doyal Agency, publicity/marketing arm CDA Promotions-Nashville, and Parrot Picks Publishing Group.
buyer: Big Sky Media Nashville LLC
Big Sky Media Nashville LLC through its subsidiaries, offers artist and label management, booking, and marketing or publicity services. "
target: Way Out West Records
Way Out West Records Nashville is an independent label founded on the principals of nurturing creativity and artistry through long-term development, booking and marketing strategies.
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closed 7/10/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired SPIN Media LLC

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, one of the fastest growing digital media companies, has acquired SPIN Media LLC, an iconic brand and pioneer in music journalism for more than 25 years—extending BUZZMEDIA's commitment to providing the most insightful and authentic coverage of music and culture.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 120 million monthly unique visitors and one in four millennials in the U.S. every month. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: SPIN Media LLC
SPIN Media LLC provides an all-access pass to music culture via a portfolio of award-winning print and digital properties. The company's offerings include SPIN Magazine, SPIN.com, The SPIN Play app, as well as an events business. SPIN is based in New York, NY.
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closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, Inc., acquired Michael Coppel Presents

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of Michael Coppel Presents, one of the leading promoters in Australia and New Zealand. Michael Coppel is one of the most prominent and active concert promoters in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: Michael Coppel Presents
Michael Coppel is one of the most prominent and active concert promoters in Australia and New Zealand. He promotes several hundred shows per year and sells up to 1.7 million tickets annually to concerts including artists such as U2, Pink, Metallica, Lady Gaga, and more.
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announced 7/31/2006 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, will acquire Musictoday, LLC

synopsis: Live Nation a leading live event and venue management company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Musictoday, a world leader in connecting artists directly to their fans through online fan clubs, artist e-commerce and fulfillment, VIP packaging and artist fan club and secondary market ticketing.
buyer: Live Nation (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts. "
target: Musictoday, LLC
Founded in 2000 by Coran Capshaw, Musictoday was born out of the need to create direct artist-to-fan e-commerce tools for artists he managed. In a very short time, Musictoday's roster has grown to over 500 clients, including Dave Matthews Band, the Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, and etc.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Emporium Presents

synopsis: Live Nation announced that the company has acquired a majority stake of Emporium Presents, an independent concert promotion agency. Emporium Presents was founded in 2015 by Dan Steinberg and Jason Zink. 
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Emporium Presents
Founded in 2015, Emporium Presents is a concert promotion company promoting artists and tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company promotes over 400 shows a year and lists various big-name artists.
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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Veeps

synopsis: Live Nation, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Veeps, a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams and events. The platform allows fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Veeps
Veeps is a leading livestream concert platform for the music industry. Veeps enables artists to create and manage their own ticketed livestreams, tours, and events. The platform allows music fans to purchase tickets and watch live concerts from the comfort of their homes.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Rival

synopsis: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., an American ticket sales and distribution company, has acquired Rival, a ticketing startup run by former Ticketmaster CEO, Nathan Hubbard. Rival's powerful, cutting edge software helps artists and teams make more money, meet all their fans, and keep everyone safer.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, California with operations in many countries around the world. In 2010 it merged with Live Nation under the name Live Nation Entertainment. "
target: Rival
Rival is a technology company, not a traditional ticketing provider. Their powerful, cutting edge software helps artists and teams make more money, meet all their fans, and keep everyone safer.
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired tixCraft

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, has announced it will be expanding into Asia, by acquiring Tixcraft in Taiwan. Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, California with operations in many countries around the world. In 2010 it merged with Live Nation under the name Live Nation Entertainment. "
target: tixCraft
Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
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closed 12/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired PR Worldwide

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in the live entertainment division of PR Worldwide, one of Malaysia’s leading live events promoters. 
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: PR Worldwide
Established in 1999, PR Worldwide has been instrumental in the establishment of the Malaysian live entertainment industry. One of the most prominent live events businesses in the Asia Pacific region, the company has promoted a vast array of international acts and family shows.
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announced 7/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire OCESA

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a controlling interest in OCESA Entretenimiento, a leading promoter in Latin America and owner of Ticketmaster Mexico from CIE and Grupo Televisa.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target parent: CIE
target: OCESA
One of the most prominent live events businesses globally, OCESA promotes more than 3,100 events for nearly 6 million fans annually across Mexico and Colombia and has a robust business portfolio in ticketing, sponsorship, food & beverage, merchandise, and venue operation.
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Go Ahead

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, has acquired Go Ahead, Poland’s leading club promoter. Go Ahead has worked with bands and singers such as Wolf Alice, Khalid, Twenty One Pilots and more. Go Ahead also organises Spring Break, an annual 3-day showcase event and conference that promotes Polish musical acts.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Go Ahead
Go Ahead is Poland’s leading club promoter. Go Ahead has worked with bands and singers such as Wolf Alice, Khalid, Twenty One Pilots, Years & Years, George Ezra, Tom Odell and more. Go Ahead also organises Spring Break, an annual 3-day showcase event and conference that promotes Polish musical acts.
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closed 5/17/2019 via Los Angeles Times

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Spaceland Presents

synopsis: Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, has acquired Los Angeles-based concert promoter Spaceland Presents, including its local music venues Echoplex, the Echo and the Regent, as the giant events firm continues to expand its footprint in Southern California.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Spaceland Presents
Spaceland Presents is one of the premier independent club promotion and event companies in Los Angeles. Spaceland has long been known as an innovative concert promoter, blending unique cultural institutions with live musical performances for audiences to enjoy.
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closed 2/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Moshtix Pty Ltd

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment Company, has announced the acquisition of Moshtix to service the growing general admission event markets in Australia and New Zealand. Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing and marketing company. The company works with more than 10,000 clients across multiple event categories, connecting consumers across the globe to live entertainment. "
target: Moshtix Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Moshtix delivers an innovative technology solution for general admission, self-service and white label solutions for event organisers. Moshtix specialises in general admission events across a variety of event genres.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Neste Event Marketing

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it acquired a majority stake in Neste, a leading full-service event marketing company. The companies plan to combine Neste’s expertise with Live Nation’s extensive resources to bring to life, Neste Live!.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events, produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Neste Event Marketing
Neste Event Marketing is a corporate sponsorship and event marketing agency, servicing the growing music festival marketplace. Recently it added the talent buying and event production elements to their offered services.
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Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Embrace Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Embrace Presents, a leading Canadian venue operator and promoter of concerts, festivals, and events in the Toronto area.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Embrace Entertainment Inc.
With a focus on cutting edge genres, Embrace presents a diverse range of concerts and boutique festivals including Toronto’s Electric Island. Embrace has promoted thousands of shows for renowned acts like Leon Bridges, Chance The Rapper, Disclosure, Zedd, Travis Scott, LCD Soundsystem and many more.
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Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Planet Events

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders, has acquired Planet Events, one of the leading companies in Spain in the recruitment, production and promotion of tours of national and international artists and major musical events.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target parent: Prisa
target: Planet Events
Planet Events is a concert promoter. It is one of the leading companies in Spain in the recruitment, production and promotion of tours of national and international artists and major musical events. Created in 1999, it has reached the world's top 50 in its sector.
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closed 1/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired One Production

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in ONE Production, one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target parent: Rock Records Singapore Pte Ltd
target: One Production
ONE Production is one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia.
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announced 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Mainland Music

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, is acquiring Mainland Music, a leading concert promoter in Switzerland that promotes over 650 shows annually. Mainland Music has brought acts like Sam Smith, Macklemore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Die Antwoord, Dropkick Murphys and dozens more to the country.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Mainland Music
Mainland Music is a leading concert promoter in Switzerland that promotes over 650 shows annually. Mainland Music has brought acts like Sam Smith, Macklemore, Queens Of The Stone Age, Die Antwoord, Dropkick Murphys and dozens more to the country.
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closed 10/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Upgraded

synopsis: Ticketmaster has announced it has acquired San Francisco-based ticketing start-up Upgraded. Upgraded converts traditional tickets into secure, interactive digital assets protected by blockchain technology providing event organisers/promoters with control over ticket distribution and protecting consumers against fraud.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing and marketing company. The company works with more than 10,000 clients across multiple event categories, connecting consumers across the globe to live entertainment. "
target: Upgraded
UPGRADED is a new technology platform that converts traditional event tickets into Smart Tickets. By leveraging the blockchain, these mobile tickets can deliver unprecedented Fraud Protection, Frictionless Transactions, Transparency, and Interactivity.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Emporium Presents

synopsis: Live Nation announced that the company has acquired a majority stake of Emporium Presents, an independent concert promotion agency. Emporium Presents was founded in 2015 by Dan Steinberg and Jason Zink. 
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Emporium Presents
Founded in 2015, Emporium Presents is a concert promotion company promoting artists and tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company promotes over 400 shows a year and lists various big-name artists.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Red Mountain Entertainment

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Red Mountain Entertainment (RME), a concert and event promoting company based in Birmingham, Alabama. RME has extensive experience in booking and promoting concerts throughout the United States in venues ranging from clubs to stadiums.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Red Mountain Entertainment
Red Mountain Entertainment (RME) is a concert and event promoting company based in Birmingham, Alabama. RME has extensive experience in booking and promoting concerts throughout the United States in various venues. RME is also actively involved in the production of music and food-themed festivals.
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closed 1/17/2018 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., purchased Ticketing Commerce Platform, Other Assets from Songkick

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. and Complete Entertainment Resources Group, Inc. and related entities formerly known as Songkick ("CERG") announced that Live Nation has acquired certain assets from CERG, including CERG's ticketing commerce platform, anti-scalping algorithm.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
seller parent: Access Industries
seller: Songkick
The assets of Complete Entertainment Resources Group, Inc. (CERG, Songkick) include CERG's ticketing commerce platform, anti-scalping algorithm, API applications and patent portfolio.
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announced 1/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Frank Productions, Inc.

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, announced that it will acquire a majority interest in Frank Productions, one of the largest independent concert promoters in the United States. Frank Productions provides world-class services for live entertainment events in every type of venue.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Frank Productions, Inc.
Frank Productions is one of the largest full-service concert promotion company that provides world-class services for live entertainment events in every type of venue in the United States. Frank Productions and its affiliated companies produce hundreds of concerts each year.
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closed 10/4/2017 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired United Concerts

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, announced that is has acquired United Concerts, the leading local promoter in Salt Lake City. United Concerts produces more than 170 live events per year at a wide range of venues throughout Utah, and has produced more than 6,000 events in its 50 years of business.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship. "
target: United Concerts
United Concerts produces more than 170 live events per year at a wide range of venues throughout Utah, and has produced more than 6,000 events in its 50 years of business.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

TicketWeb, acquired Strobe Labs

synopsis: TicketWeb, a club-focused, self-service ticketing platform owned by Ticketmaster, announced the acquisition of Strobe Labs, a marketing platform created to give venues and promoters a simple and powerful way to learn more about their fans and engage them more effectively.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: TicketWeb
TicketWeb is the industry’s best-in-class event ticketing, marketing and management solution designed for independent venues and event promoters. With TicketWeb, reach more fans, capture more data and sell more tickets. "
target: Strobe Labs
Strobe Labs is a marketing platform created to give venues and promoters a simple and powerful way to learn more about their fans and engage them more effectively.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Senbla, acquired General Entertainment Associates

synopsis: Senbla, a concert promoter and producer based in the UK, has acquired a 51% stake in General Entertainment Associates (GEA Live), a live entertainment company in the Neatherlands. GEA Live produces and promotes concerts and theatrical tours. The company has created events for titles and artists such as Christina Aguilera, De La Guarda, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Senbla
Senbla is a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more. "
target: General Entertainment Associates
General Entertainment Associates (GEA Live) is a live entertainment company in the Neatherlands. GEA Live produces and promotes concerts, festivals, and theatrical tours. The company has created events for titles and artists such as Christina Aguilera, Garou, De La Guarda, and more.
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closed 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Eventim, acquired DreamHaus GmbH

synopsis: CTS Eventim, a German provider of ticketing services and live entertainment, has acquired a majority stake in DreamHaus GmbH, a concert agency in Germany. DreamHaus provides event production and management services for businesses and festivals. The company organizes concerts for shows, tours, festivals, and brand partnerships.
buyer: Eventim (XTRA:EVD:$726.25)
Headquartered in Germany, CTS Eventim is one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment. In 2018, approx. 250 million tickets were marketed using their systems. They also operate some of Europe’s most renowned venues, such as the LANXESS arena and the EVENTIM Apollo. "
target: DreamHaus GmbH
DreamHaus is a concert agency in Germany. DreamHaus provides event production and management services for businesses and festivals. The company organizes concerts for shows, tours, festivals, and brand partnerships.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

LivexLive Media, acquired React Presents

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, has acquired React Presents from LiveStyle, the largest global producer of live music events. React Presents is a full service club, concert, and festival promotion company. Their events include the Spring Awakening Music Festival, Mamby on the Beach, and more.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$54.07)
LiveXLive is a global digital media company focused on live entertainment. LiveXLive is the first 'live social music network', delivering premium livestreams, digital audio and on-demand music experiences from the world's top music festivals and concerts. "
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: React Presents
React Presents is a full service club, concert, and festival promotion company. React Presents produces events and festivals in Chicago, Detroit and other select markets throughout the Midwest U.S., including the Spring Awakening Music Festival, Mamby on the Beach, and various other large events.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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$15
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0.3x
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closed 12/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired PR Worldwide

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in the live entertainment division of PR Worldwide, one of Malaysia’s leading live events promoters. 
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: PR Worldwide
Established in 1999, PR Worldwide has been instrumental in the establishment of the Malaysian live entertainment industry. One of the most prominent live events businesses in the Asia Pacific region, the company has promoted a vast array of international acts and family shows.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eventim, acquired Talent Concert International

synopsis: CTS Eventim, a Germany-based leading international provider of Ticketing and Live Entertainment, has acquired Talent Concert International, a Russian tour and concert promoter that has organized live performances by Blur, Nick Cave, Motörhead, Rihanna and Robbie Williams.
buyer: Eventim (XTRA:EVD:$726.25)
Headquartered in Germany, CTS Eventim is one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment. In 2018, approx. 250 million tickets were marketed using their systems. They also operate some of Europe’s most renowned venues, such as the LANXESS arena and the EVENTIM Apollo. "
target: Talent Concert International
Talent Concert International is a Russian tour and concert promoter. TCI has organized live performances by Blur, Nick Cave, Motörhead, Rihanna and Robbie Williams. TCI focuses on Moscow and St. Petersburg but also organizes shows in Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok.
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closed 9/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Entco

synopsis: Believe, the leading technology and artist services company, has acquired Entco, an Indian live music production company. Entco is a brand experiential company with a focus on immersive music experiences. Entco organises music festivals and concerts in India, the Middle East, South East Asia and the USA.
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: Entco
Entco is an Indian live music production company. Entco is a brand experiential company with a focus on immersive music experiences. Entco organises music festivals and concerts in India, the Middle East, South East Asia and the USA.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Virgin Fest, acquired Kaaboo Festival

synopsis: Virgin Fest, the music festival arm of Richard Branson’s worldwide Virgin brand, has acquired Kaaboo, San Diego's largest music, comedy, culinary and art festival. Kaaboo began with its flagship property Kaaboo Del Mar in 2015 and has expanded to the Caribbean (Kaaboo Cayman) and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (Kaaboo Texas).
buyer parent: Virgin Group, Ltd.
buyer: Virgin Fest
Virgin Fest is the music festival arm of Richard Branson’s worldwide Virgin brand. Virgin Fest is being touted as a multi-experiential festival series centered around music, exploration, innovation and generosity. "
target: Kaaboo Festival
Kaaboo is San Diego's largest music, comedy, culinary and art festival. Kaaboo began with its flagship property Kaaboo Del Mar in 2015 and has expanded to the Caribbean (Kaaboo Cayman) and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (Kaaboo Texas).
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Masterworks, acquired Senbla

synopsis: Sony Music’s Masterworks division has acquired Senbla, a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Masterworks
Sony Music Masterworks (better known as Sony Masterworks) is a record label, the result of a restructuring of Sony Music's classical music division. "
target: Senbla
Senbla is a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more.
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announced 7/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire OCESA

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a controlling interest in OCESA Entretenimiento, a leading promoter in Latin America and owner of Ticketmaster Mexico from CIE and Grupo Televisa.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target parent: CIE
target: OCESA
One of the most prominent live events businesses globally, OCESA promotes more than 3,100 events for nearly 6 million fans annually across Mexico and Colombia and has a robust business portfolio in ticketing, sponsorship, food & beverage, merchandise, and venue operation.
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$465*
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired Live Music Production

synopsis: DEAG, Germany's live music promoter, has acquired Live Music Production, a Swiss company group owned by promoter and event organizer Michael Drieberg that organizes event and concerts in Switzerland. DEAG’s portfolio now covers the entire Swiss market.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
Based in Germany, DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organizes a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts. "
target: Live Music Production
Live Music Production is a Swiss company group owned by promoter and event organizer Michael Drieberg. The company has organized events and concerts for stars such as Johnny Hallyday, Sting, Zucchero, David Guetta and others.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired C² CONCERTS GmbH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft, a leading entertainment service company, has announced its acquisition of a 51% majority interest in the promoter C² CONCERTS. C² CONCERTS has been a successful local promoter, musical producer and tour operator in Baden-Württemberg, Germany for more than 20 years.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts. "
target: C² CONCERTS GmbH
C² CONCERTS has been a successful local promoter, musical producer and tour operator in Baden-Württemberg, Germany for more than 20 years. The promoter offers a broadly diversified portfolio in the divisions of Rock/Pop, Family Entertainment, Arts+Exhibitions and Classics & Jazz.
price ($mm)
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$8
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closed 5/17/2019 via Los Angeles Times

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Spaceland Presents

synopsis: Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, has acquired Los Angeles-based concert promoter Spaceland Presents, including its local music venues Echoplex, the Echo and the Regent, as the giant events firm continues to expand its footprint in Southern California.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Spaceland Presents
Spaceland Presents is one of the premier independent club promotion and event companies in Los Angeles. Spaceland has long been known as an innovative concert promoter, blending unique cultural institutions with live musical performances for audiences to enjoy.
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closed 2/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Embrace Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Embrace Presents, a leading Canadian venue operator and promoter of concerts, festivals, and events in the Toronto area.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Embrace Entertainment Inc.
With a focus on cutting edge genres, Embrace presents a diverse range of concerts and boutique festivals including Toronto’s Electric Island. Embrace has promoted thousands of shows for renowned acts like Leon Bridges, Chance The Rapper, Disclosure, Zedd, Travis Scott, LCD Soundsystem and many more.
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closed 2/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Planet Events

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders, has acquired Planet Events, one of the leading companies in Spain in the recruitment, production and promotion of tours of national and international artists and major musical events.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target parent: Prisa
target: Planet Events
Planet Events is a concert promoter. It is one of the leading companies in Spain in the recruitment, production and promotion of tours of national and international artists and major musical events. Created in 1999, it has reached the world's top 50 in its sector.
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closed 1/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired One Production

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in ONE Production, one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target parent: Rock Records Singapore Pte Ltd
target: One Production
ONE Production is one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia.
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closed 11/12/2018 via BusinessWire

MTV Networks, acquired SnowGlobe Music Festival

synopsis: MTV has acquired SnowGlobe Music Festival, the nation’s premier outdoor New Year’s Eve music festival. The annual, three-day event takes place December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe, California and welcomes more than 20,000 fans each day with a mix of musical performances, live action sports, and interactive art exhibitions.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: MTV Networks
MTV is the leading global youth media brand in 180 countries, reaching 450 million households in nearly 30 different languages across every platform. A unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), MTV operations span cable and mobile networks, live events, theatrical films and MTV Studios. "
target: SnowGlobe Music Festival
SnowGlobe Music Festival is the nation’s premier outdoor New Year’s Eve music festival. The annual, three-day event takes place December 29-31 in South Lake Tahoe and welcomes more than 20,000 fans each day with a mix of musical performances, live action sports, and interactive art exhibitions.
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announced 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Olympia Production SAS, will acquire Garorock Festival

synopsis: French promoter and festival producer Olympia Production, a subsidiary of Vivendi, announced that it had signed an agreement to acquire Garorock, one of the country's largest music festivals. Garorock takes place at the end of June in Marmande, South-West France.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Olympia Production SAS
Created in 2016, Olympia Production is a production house for shows and concerts. Since its creation, Olympia Production produced or coproduced in France more than 600 shows by a dozen artists. "
target: Garorock Festival
Garorock is one of the France's largest music festivals. The festival was launched in 1997 and grew into a four-day event that counted 145,000 people in total in 2018, with a lineup that included Macklemore, Marilyn Manson, Indochine, Charlotte Gainsbourg, DJ Snake and more.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BusinessWire

CID Entertainment, acquired Future Beat

synopsis: On Location Experiences, a premium experiential hospitality business, announced it has acquired Future Beat, a leading provider of VIP concert experiences for the live music industry, and combined it with its subsidiary, CID Entertainment, the preeminent festival and tour VIP and travel package provider in North America.
buyer parent: On Location Experiences
buyer: CID Entertainment
CID Entertainment is the preeminent festival and tour VIP and travel package provider in North America. They serve core fans, bringing them together to experience their favorite live events. "
target: Future Beat
Future Beat is a leading provider of VIP concert experiences for the live music industry. Future Beat works directly with Artists to develop exceptional packages that include the best seats, VIP amenities, exclusive and original merchandise, meet & greets, soundchecks and more.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Red Mountain Entertainment

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has acquired a majority stake in Red Mountain Entertainment (RME), a concert and event promoting company based in Birmingham, Alabama. RME has extensive experience in booking and promoting concerts throughout the United States in venues ranging from clubs to stadiums.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Red Mountain Entertainment
Red Mountain Entertainment (RME) is a concert and event promoting company based in Birmingham, Alabama. RME has extensive experience in booking and promoting concerts throughout the United States in various venues. RME is also actively involved in the production of music and food-themed festivals.
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announced 3/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Sanoma Oyj, will acquire N.C.D. Production Oy

synopsis: Sanoma has entered into an agreement to acquire 60% of N.C.D. Production Ltd., one of the largest festival and event companies in Finland. N.C.D. Production organises festivals, concerts and cruises across Finland, with facilities located in Jämsä, Tampere, Kuopio and Lahti.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a front running media and learning company impacting the lives of millions every day. They provide consumers with engaging content, offer unique marketing solutions to business partners and enable teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child. "
target: N.C.D. Production Oy
N.C.D. Production is one of the largest festival and event companies in Finland, which organises festivals, concerts and cruises. The events that they produce include Himos Juhannus, Tammerfest, Kuopio Rockcock Festival and Suomipop Festival.
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$25
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$6,361.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,224.00
EBIT ($mm)
$898.00
Net Income ($mm)
$691.00
Employees
43000
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Ticker: TSE:2178
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tri-Stage Inc.
Tri-Stage Inc.
Tri-Stage Inc. is principally engaged in the direct marketing support business. Its Direct Marketing Support segment is engaged in the provision of media advertisement spaces. The Direct Mail Agency Sending segment is engaged in the sending of direct mails and products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$499.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.17
EBIT ($mm)
$3.60
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
345
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Ticker: ASX:XTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
xTV
xTV
xTV Networks Limited allows businesses to set up dedicated multi-channel online networks that integrate branded video and user-generated content with other real-time feeds. xTV allows anyone to create their own Media Network along with Channel Customization, Real Time Facebook/Twitter Integration.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.52
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.80)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: LYV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,513.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($862.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,319.68)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10500
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Ticker: XTRA:ERMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$226.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.94
EBIT ($mm)
$3.91
Net Income ($mm)
$2.91
Employees
219
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: GB:MFP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc is focused on the ownership, development, and production of music festivals. The Group wholly owns three summer music festivals, the Festival Internacional de Benicassim in Spain, the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, England, and the Feis Festival in Finsbury Park, London.
year
2011
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Ticker: OTCPK:SLCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc.
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc.
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc. operates through three divisions: films, music and concerts. The Spotlight Films division is engaged in the production of genre pictures. The Spotlight Music Division is engaged in providing music and videos.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A041510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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: TSE:7860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Avex Group Holdings Inc. is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. Their subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. operates as a music recording company which also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,411.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.83
EBIT ($mm)
$142.73
Net Income ($mm)
$74.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:7844
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous Inc, provides Online game planning, production and sales of home video game software in the planning, development, production and sales planning, development and operation of amusement housing planning, production, and sale of music and video content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$213.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
$35.66
Net Income ($mm)
$17.60
Employees
451
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
year
2008
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