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closed 5/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Paciolan, SIDEARM Sports Inc., acquired NeuLion College

synopsis: SIDEARM Sports, a leader in collegiate athletic digital solutions, and Paciolan, a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions, has acquired NeuLion College. NeuLion provides web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments.
buyer: Paciolan
buyer: SIDEARM Sports Inc.
Paciolan is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions for sports and entertainment venues. SIDEARM Sports operates an online platform for athletic programs with customized web, social media, design, and mobile content services. "
target: NeuLion College
NeuLion College provides innovative and affordable technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments. NeuLion College offers web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions.
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closed 12/17/2020 via PR Web

PlatformQ Education, purchased Higher Ed Live from mStoner

synopsis: PlatformQ Education, the leading developer of online engagement software and strategies, has acquired the Higher Ed Live professional development network from mStoner. Higher Ed Live provides live, weekly content about admissions, advancement, marketing, student affairs, and communications to higher education professionals.
buyer parent: PlatformQ, LLC.
buyer: PlatformQ Education
PlatformQ Education helps colleges and universities virtualize their online engagement strategies. With its suite of products and managed services, PlatformQ Education enables institutions to meaningfully engage with students, parents, and counselors at every stage of the engagement process. "
seller: mStoner
Higher Ed Live is a professional development network that provides live, weekly content about admissions, advancement, marketing, student affairs, and communications to higher education professionals.
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closed 6/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Blue Star Sports, acquired SportsTG

synopsis: Blue Star Sports, the largest and fastest growing provider of sports technology, has acquired SportsTG, the leading provider of digital solutions and technologies to grassroots sport in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and other key international markets.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Blue Star Sports
Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the industry leader in youth sports management by centralizing all operations and providing a complete innovative platform for all national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. "
target: SportsTG
SportsTG is the leading provider of digital solutions and technologies to grassroots sport in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and other key international markets.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Capita PLC, acquired Pervasive Networks Ltd.

synopsis: UK IT and professional services outfit Capita has acquired Pervasive, an IT solutions provider specialising in mobility and wireless networking services. Pervasive is an IT service provider catering mainly to higher education, local government and the health services sectors.
buyer: Capita PLC (LSE:CPI:$4,577.42)
Capita PLC is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated professional support service solutions, at the leading edge of redefining and transforming services. They deliver back office administration and front office customer services to private and public sector organizations. "
target: Pervasive Networks Ltd.
Pervasive Networks is an IT service provider catering mainly to higher education, local government and the health services sectors. Pervasive has a strong record of providing wireless networks to clients across multiple sectors, offering the agility to respond to changing customer requirements.
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closed 10/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Trinity3 Technology, acquired FireFly Computers

synopsis: Trinity3 Technology and FireFly Computers are pleased to announce that the two companies are merging. FireFly Computers built its identity in the K-12 market as a vendor focused on solving customer pain points. FireFly Computers has helped thousands of organizations deploy computing solutions that are great for the user.
buyer parent: Rotunda Capital Partners
buyer: Trinity3 Technology
Trinity3 Technology is wholly immersed in serving the technology needs of the education market. The company offers custom-built solutions—including student computing, warranty services, and enterprise products—to suit each customer’s unique needs. "
target: FireFly Computers
FireFly Computers built its identity in the K-12 market as a vendor focused on solving customer pain points. FireFly Computers has helped thousands of organizations deploy computing solutions that are great for the user, simple for the tech administrator, and attractive for the budget committee.
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announced 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Dev Clever, will acquire Phenix Education

synopsis: Dev Clever, a bespoke software development company in the UK, will acquire Phenix Education, a UK-based digital marketing agency focused on the education sector. Phenix Education helps schools to connect with parents, students and teachers in innovative ways. They offer services for school website design, video production, and app development.
buyer: Dev Clever (LSE:DEV:$0.58)
Dev Clever is a bespoke software development company in the UK. Dev Clever helps brands and retailers to redefine how they communicate with their existing and potential clients. Their engagement solutions include instant win promotions, augmented reality games, and virtual reality experiences. "
target: Phenix Education
Phenix Education is a UK-based digital marketing agency focused on the education sector. Phenix Education helps schools to connect with parents, students and teachers in innovative ways. They offer services for school website design, video production, app development and digital brochures.
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$0.27
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closed 10/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Ross & Baruzzini, Inc., acquired EDI Ltd.

synopsis: Ross & Baruzzini, a premier international consulting and engineering firm, has acquired EDI, Ltd., a technology consulting and design firm. EDI explores, designs, and implements technology solutions for the healthcare, corporate, and education markets.
buyer: Ross & Baruzzini, Inc.
Founded in 1953, Ross & Baruzzini is a premier international consulting and engineering firm. The company provides advanced design solutions in the transportation, healthcare, government, higher education and mission-critical markets. "
target: EDI Ltd.
EDI is a technology consulting and design firm. The firm explores, designs, and implements technology solutions for the healthcare, corporate, and education markets. EDI provides project advisory services, technology system design, data center specific services, and technology program management.
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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 3/29/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Glimpse Group, acquired Early Adopter, LLC

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups, has acquired Early Adopter, LLC, a boutique interactive agency that creates award-winning websites and branding strategies for companies in the fine art, education, and healthcare services sectors.
buyer: The Glimpse Group
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. The Glimpse Group funds, cultivates, and manages business operations while providing a strong network of professional relationships. "
target: Early Adopter, LLC
Founded in 2008, Early Adopter, LLC is a boutique interactive agency that creates award-winning websites and branding strategies for companies in the fine art, education, and healthcare services sectors. Early Adopter also creates augmented reality projects for the education sector.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fan19, acquired EngageCraft Ltd.

synopsis: Fan19, an investor, acquirer and venture builder of best of breed digital fan engagement products and technologies, has acquired 100% of the shares of Engagecraft, a leading digital company delivering solutions that range from innovative online games and social platforms to the responsive web development and mobile apps.
buyer: Fan19
Fan19 is an investor, acquirer and venture builder of best of breed digital fan engagement products and technologies. "
target: EngageCraft Ltd.
Engagecraft is a leading digital company delivering solutions that range from innovative online games and social platforms to the responsive web development and mobile apps. The main clients are global sports rights owners, sports federations, media companies and sponsors.
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closed 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

NBC Sports, Inc., acquired Sport Ngin

synopsis: NBC Sports Group has acquired Sport Ngin, the nation’s largest provider of web software and mobile applications that cater towards teams and leagues of all levels. A total of 500,000 organizations use Sport Ngin including USA Hockey, Hockey Canada and USA Wrestling.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC Sports, Inc.
NBC Sports is the programming division of the American broadcast network NBC, owned by the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal, that is responsible for sports broadcasts on the network, and its dedicated national sports cable channels. "
target: Sport Ngin
Sport Ngin features a complete suite of easy-to-use tools that help sports organizations manage, connect, and communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders, including athletes, parents, administrators, coaches, referees, scouts, volunteers, fans, journalists, and sponsors.
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$39
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announced 12/21/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ProBility Media Corp., will acquire Disco Leaning Media Inc.

synopsis: ProBility Media Corp., a technology company offering immersive technologies, digital learning and compliance solutions for the education and training markets, is to acquire Disco Leaning Media Inc. (Disco), a learning experience company and digital publisher. Disco pioneered app-based textbooks, known as “course apps,” for higher education.
buyer: ProBility Media Corp. (OTCPK:PBYA:$6.83)
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence. "
target: Disco Leaning Media Inc.
Founded in 2014 and based in Austin, Texas, Disco has been executing on a vision to create a fundamental shift in learning by offering interactive educational content. Disco pioneered app-based textbooks, known as “course apps,” for higher education.
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closed 7/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired PerceptIS, LLC

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the acquisition of Perceptis, an industry-leading help desk and student support services provider. PerceptIS currently supports over 1,200,000 end users with technical help desk services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: PerceptIS, LLC
PerceptIS is a privately held Cleveland based firm providing help desk, call center and information technology services to the higher education, non-for-profit and commercial markets.
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announced 8/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

QMS Media Limited, will acquire TGI Systems Corporation

synopsis: QMS Media Limited, the fastest growing outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, will acquire a 90% stake in TGI Systems Corporation (TGI), a Digital Agency and Technology Provider. TGI creates cutting edge solutions for sports events, from visual branding to LED to Digital Sports Applications.
buyer: QMS Media Limited (ASX:QMS:$124.17)
QMS Media is the fastest growing outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, specialising in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions. QMS works with their clients to provide the most effective outdoor solutions that engage with their target audience. "
target: TGI Systems Corporation
TGI Systems Corporation (TGI) is a Digital Agency and Technology Provider that creates, builds and runs tailored sports event experiences that excite audiences worldwide. TGI creates cutting edge solutions that deliver superior results, from visual branding to LED to Digital Sports Applications.
price ($mm)
$40*
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$8
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5.9x
closed 11/11/2014 via Company Press Release

HockeyTech Canada ULC, acquired LeagueStat

synopsis: HockeyTech acquires LeagueStat, the world’s leading hockey scoring and stats technology used by elite hockey leagues. LeagueStat technology is used by league officials to tabulate the official statistics at hockey games. In real time, those game stats immediately feed to league, team and media websites and mobile apps for fan consumption.
buyer: HockeyTech Canada ULC
HockeyTech is a worldwide leader in providing hockey-related technologies, analytics and information services. At HockeyTech’s core is their Hockey Player Information and Scouting System. It is the world’s largest private data repository on hockey player, team, and league information. "
target: LeagueStat
LeagueStat is the world leading hockey stats and scoring service. Their web based services include Mobile App development, scoring, real time stats, reporting, and administration. They provide the most comprehensive suite of available tools for both communications and operations.
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closed 4/30/2021 via PR Newswire

WW Computer Systems Limited, acquired Marsworth Computing Limited

synopsis: London-based WW Computer Systems Limited (WWCS), one of London's top IT consultancies, is excited to announce its acquisition of Marsworth Computing Limited, a company that offers Network Management services to professional firms, commerce and to schools.
buyer: WW Computer Systems Limited
WW Computer Systems (WWCS) started as a small family-run word processing shop in North London in 1983. Nearly 40 years on, they are one of London's top IT consultancies, specializing in business IT networks, security, and technology support. "
target: Marsworth Computing Limited
Established in 1995, Marsworth Computing provides a high quality Network Management service to professional firms, commerce and to schools. Their objective is to manage systems so the IT used by their clients' company or school is effective.
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closed 3/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vasta Platform Ltd, acquired Sociedade Educacional da Lagoa Ltda.

synopsis: Vasta Platform has acquired, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Somos Sistemas de Ensino S.A., Sociedade Educacional da Lagoa Ltda. (SEL), a company that provides technical and pedagogic services to education platforms, including the maintenance of such platforms, development and improvement of contents and training of professionals.
buyer: Vasta Platform Ltd (VSTA:$175.02)
Vasta is a leading, high-growth education company in Brazil powered by technology, providing end-to-end educational and digital solutions that cater to all needs of private schools operating in the K-12 educational segment. "
target: Sociedade Educacional da Lagoa Ltda.
Sociedade Educacional da Lagoa Ltda. provides technical and pedagogic services to education platforms, including the maintenance of such platforms, development and improvement of contents and training of professionals.
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$11
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closed 8/17/2020 via GlobeNewswire

SPi Global Solutions, acquired LearningMate Solutions Inc.

synopsis: SPi Global, the market leading content technology enterprise, has acquired a majority stake in LearningMate from Helix Investments, an India-focused private equity fund. LearningMate is a technology company that works with education institutions across the globe to help them build, deploy, and streamline their digital infrastructure.
buyer parent: Partners Group Holding AG
buyer: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global is a market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise (SME) to multiple industries such as publishing, finance, healthcare and life sciences, media and retail, research, learning, and corporates. "
target parent: Helix Investments
target: LearningMate Solutions Inc.
LearningMate is a technology company offering domain expertise in teaching and learning solutions. LearningMate works with education institutions across the globe to help them build, deploy, and streamline their digital infrastructure.
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closed 5/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Tribal Group plc, acquired Crimson Consultants Holdings Limited

synopsis: Tribal, a leading provider of software and services to the international education market, has acquired Crimson Consultants Ltd, the UK’s market leading provider of education focused CRM solutions. Crimson specialises in assisting organisations implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM to achieve their specific business goals.
buyer: Tribal Group plc (TRB.L:$101.46)
Tribal Group plc is a provider of systems and solutions to the UK and international education, training and learning markets. They are also a major provider of management systems to Children’s Services departments in Local Authorities in the UK, with increasing momentum in the international market. "
target: Crimson Consultants Holdings Limited
Crimson Consultants is a provider of education focused CRM solutions in the UK. Crimson specialises in assisting organisations implement Microsoft Dynamics CRM to achieve their specific business goals. They enable educational institutions to improve their student recruitment and business engagement.
price ($mm)
$13
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$4
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closed 8/13/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Nivel Siete

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Nivel Siete, a leading Moodle provider operating in Latin America. Nivel Siete offers a variety of learning solutions, hosting, support and consulting services that help organizations succeed in their teaching and learning initiatives.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Nivel Siete
Nivel Siete, only Moodle partner in Colombia offers a variety of services that aim to help organizations succeed in their technology initiatives, especially those that support e-learning for talent management.
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closed 5/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Paciolan, SIDEARM Sports Inc., acquired NeuLion College

synopsis: SIDEARM Sports, a leader in collegiate athletic digital solutions, and Paciolan, a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions, has acquired NeuLion College. NeuLion provides web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments.
buyer: Paciolan
buyer: SIDEARM Sports Inc.
Paciolan is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions for sports and entertainment venues. SIDEARM Sports operates an online platform for athletic programs with customized web, social media, design, and mobile content services. "
target: NeuLion College
NeuLion College provides innovative and affordable technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments. NeuLion College offers web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions.
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closed 5/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Paciolan, SIDEARM Sports Inc., acquired NeuLion College

synopsis: SIDEARM Sports, a leader in collegiate athletic digital solutions, and Paciolan, a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions, has acquired NeuLion College. NeuLion provides web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments.
buyer: Paciolan
buyer: SIDEARM Sports Inc.
Paciolan is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions for sports and entertainment venues. SIDEARM Sports operates an online platform for athletic programs with customized web, social media, design, and mobile content services. "
target: NeuLion College
NeuLion College provides innovative and affordable technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments. NeuLion College offers web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions.
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closed 10/3/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Paciolan, acquired TicketsWest and WestCoast Entertainment

synopsis: RLH Corporation announced the sale of the assets of TicketsWest, a full service ticketing and marketing service provider, and WestCoast Entertainment, promoter and producer of a variety of entertainment productions, to Paciolan, a leading provider of ticketing, fundraising, marketing and analytics solutions to entertainment venues.
buyer parent: Atairos Group, Inc.
buyer: Paciolan
Paciolan provides sports and entertainment venues with the software needed to facilitate automated ticketing. As a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, analytics, and technology solutions they power more than 500 live entertainment organizations that sell over 120 million tickets per year. "
target parent: RLH Corporation
target: TicketsWest and WestCoast Entertainment
TicketsWest is a full service ticketing and marketing service provider. WestCoast Entertainment is promoter and producer of a variety of entertainment productions.
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$6.00
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announced 6/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Learfield Communications, Inc., will acquire Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement

synopsis: Leading college sports marketer, Learfield, announces the acquisition of the Spectra’s Ticketing & Fan Engagement division from Comcast Spectacor. Learfield also announced that the company, a leader in providing ticketing, fundraising, marketing and analytics solutions to athletic and entertainment events, will once again be known as Paciolan.
buyer parent: Atairos Group, Inc.
buyer: Learfield Communications, Inc.
Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors' Cup."
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement
Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan) division is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions with over 37 years of experience serving more than 500 live entertainment organizations.
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closed 10/26/2015 via Market Wire

Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement, acquired Ballena Technologies

synopsis: Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the expert in hosting and entertainment, acquired Ballena Technologies, the market leader in sports and entertainment venue visualizations, to integrate into the Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement ticketing and fundraising platform.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement
Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan) division is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions with over 35 years of experience. "
target: Ballena Technologies
Ballena Technologies is the worldwide leader in 3D venue visualization. They create virtual interactive seating and parking maps which help professional and collegiate sports teams, venue owners and ticketing companies to improve the online ticket purchasing experience.
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closed 1/10/2008 via PR Newswire

Ticketmaster, acquired Paciolan

synopsis: Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company and an operating business of IAC announced the company today completed its previously announced acquisition of Paciolan, a ticketing software provider based in Irvine, CA.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Ticketmaster (TKTM:$1,240.48)
As the world's leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution. "
target: Paciolan
Paciolan is a leading ticketing services and software provider that offers ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for clients across North America. Paciolan provides a wholly integrated infrastructure that puts venues in direct control of their customer relationships.
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closed 5/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Paciolan, SIDEARM Sports Inc., acquired NeuLion College

synopsis: SIDEARM Sports, a leader in collegiate athletic digital solutions, and Paciolan, a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions, has acquired NeuLion College. NeuLion provides web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments.
buyer: Paciolan
buyer: SIDEARM Sports Inc.
Paciolan is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions for sports and entertainment venues. SIDEARM Sports operates an online platform for athletic programs with customized web, social media, design, and mobile content services. "
target: NeuLion College
NeuLion College provides innovative and affordable technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments. NeuLion College offers web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions.
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closed 2/25/2016 via Market Wire

Learfield Communications, Inc., acquired Think Social, LLC

synopsis: Learfield announced their acquisition of Think Social, an agency specializing in building robust social media campaigns for sponsors. Think Social specializes in targeted advertising, solution-based sales, sponsorship strategy, asset valuation, consulting and training, reporting and analysis, and the development of integrated social media assets.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Learfield Communications, Inc.
Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors' Cup."
target: Think Social, LLC
Think Social is the leading social media agency dedicated to sports and entertainment marketing. The firm specializes in targeted advertising, solution-based sales, sponsorship strategy, asset valuation, consulting and training, reporting and analysis, and the development of multichannel.
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closed 12/17/2020 via PR Web

PlatformQ Education, purchased Higher Ed Live from mStoner

synopsis: PlatformQ Education, the leading developer of online engagement software and strategies, has acquired the Higher Ed Live professional development network from mStoner. Higher Ed Live provides live, weekly content about admissions, advancement, marketing, student affairs, and communications to higher education professionals.
buyer parent: PlatformQ, LLC.
buyer: PlatformQ Education
PlatformQ Education helps colleges and universities virtualize their online engagement strategies. With its suite of products and managed services, PlatformQ Education enables institutions to meaningfully engage with students, parents, and counselors at every stage of the engagement process. "
seller: mStoner
Higher Ed Live is a professional development network that provides live, weekly content about admissions, advancement, marketing, student affairs, and communications to higher education professionals.
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closed 6/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Blue Star Sports, acquired SportsTG

synopsis: Blue Star Sports, the largest and fastest growing provider of sports technology, has acquired SportsTG, the leading provider of digital solutions and technologies to grassroots sport in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and other key international markets.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Blue Star Sports
Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the industry leader in youth sports management by centralizing all operations and providing a complete innovative platform for all national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. "
target: SportsTG
SportsTG is the leading provider of digital solutions and technologies to grassroots sport in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and other key international markets.
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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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announced 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Dev Clever, will acquire Phenix Education

synopsis: Dev Clever, a bespoke software development company in the UK, will acquire Phenix Education, a UK-based digital marketing agency focused on the education sector. Phenix Education helps schools to connect with parents, students and teachers in innovative ways. They offer services for school website design, video production, and app development.
buyer: Dev Clever (LSE:DEV:$0.58)
Dev Clever is a bespoke software development company in the UK. Dev Clever helps brands and retailers to redefine how they communicate with their existing and potential clients. Their engagement solutions include instant win promotions, augmented reality games, and virtual reality experiences. "
target: Phenix Education
Phenix Education is a UK-based digital marketing agency focused on the education sector. Phenix Education helps schools to connect with parents, students and teachers in innovative ways. They offer services for school website design, video production, app development and digital brochures.
price ($mm)
$0.27
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closed 3/29/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Glimpse Group, acquired Early Adopter, LLC

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups, has acquired Early Adopter, LLC, a boutique interactive agency that creates award-winning websites and branding strategies for companies in the fine art, education, and healthcare services sectors.
buyer: The Glimpse Group
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. The Glimpse Group funds, cultivates, and manages business operations while providing a strong network of professional relationships. "
target: Early Adopter, LLC
Founded in 2008, Early Adopter, LLC is a boutique interactive agency that creates award-winning websites and branding strategies for companies in the fine art, education, and healthcare services sectors. Early Adopter also creates augmented reality projects for the education sector.
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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 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 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kuvera LLC, acquired United Games LLC

synopsis: Kuvera LLC, a provider of affordable access to valuable financial education and current market research, has acquired United Games, a company that designs and markets next generation mobile apps for sports. United Games' FireFan mobile app allows people to play live sports games and use other apps to gain tickets that they can redeem for rewards.
buyer parent: Investview, Inc
buyer: Kuvera LLC
Kuvera LLC provides affordable access to valuable financial education, current market research and cutting-edge technology that enables individuals to increase and cultivate their own financial resources and plan for the future. Their product services are offered on a monthly subscription basis. "
target: United Games LLC
United Games designs and markets next generation mobile apps for sports through a unique direct marketing distribution model. Their FireFan mobile app allows people to play live sports games and use other apps to gain tickets that they can redeem for rewards like gift cards, vacations, and more.
price ($mm)
$0.44
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/23/2016 via Company Press Release

4Sight Sport & Leisure merged with Green 4 Solutions,

synopsis: Green 4 Solutions, the CRM market leader within the Sport and Leisure industry, is merging with 4Sight Sport & Leisure, a specialist CRM & Data Marketing Agency based in the heart of England in Leicestershire.
buyer: Green 4 Solutions
Green 4 Solutions is the CRM market leader within the Sport and Leisure industry. They have taken CRM to the next level by incorporating a world class fan loyalty program and also through the development of a customer focused ticketing solution, built on the CRM platform. "
target: 4Sight Sport & Leisure
4Sight Sport & Leisure is a specialist CRM & Data Marketing Agency based in the heart of England in Leicestershire. They are passionate about helping its global sport & leisure clients achieve more from their customer relationships through a data driven approach.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

TEAMtalk media (Pty) Ltd., acquired FullCircle Sport Online

synopsis: TEAMtalk media, a member of the Ole! Media Group has acquired boutique digital sports consultancy, FullCircle Sport Online. FullCircle Sport Online provides digital consultancy services to Free State Stars, Polokwane City and Black Leopards football clubs, as well as Stadium Management SA and the Hellenic, Italian and Portuguese Alliance.
buyer parent: Ole! Media Group
buyer: TEAMtalk media (Pty) Ltd.
TEAMtalk media is a progressive digital media company, specializing in the production, publication and commercialisation of sports news, content and data across multiple platforms. TEAMtalk media operates one of the largest networks of digital sports channels in Africa. "
target: FullCircle Sport Online
FullCircle Sport Online offers digital sports consulting services. The company handles the websites and social media for sporting professionals such as Itumeleng Khune, Teko Modise and Siphiwe Tshabalala. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in South Africa.
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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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announced 5/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Catena Media, will acquire Online Media UK Ltd

synopsis: Catena Media, the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator, is to acquire certain assets of Online Media (UK) Ltd., a UK based fast-growing sports betting affiliate. The acquisition includes, among other, the domain names Bets.co.uk, Bonuses.co.uk and iGamble.co.uk and certain thereto related assets.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$127.21)
Catena Media is the world’s leading online casino affiliate operator. As such Catena delivers over 20,000 new customers to the online casinos they work with and who advertise on their international network of web sites, spanning from Scandinavia to the UK and down to Italy. "
target: Online Media UK Ltd
The acquisition includes, among other, the domain names Bets.co.uk, Bonuses.co.uk and iGamble.co.uk and certain thereto related assets from Online Media (UK) Ltd., a UK based fast-growing sports betting affiliate.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/25/2012 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired EQAL

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., the leading digital health and wellness company, announced the acquisition of EQAL, a next-generation media company which creates and manages digital media properties for consumer brands and celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Bethenny Frankel and Lauren Conrad.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health is the leading digital health and wellness company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, it inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. "
target: EQAL
EQAL is a leading media company that builds strong online communities around entertainment and consumer brands. EQAL combines proprietary technology with community management and editorial services to convert a distributed fan base into a highly-engaged community around a brand.
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announced 8/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

QMS Media Limited, will acquire TGI Systems Corporation

synopsis: QMS Media Limited, the fastest growing outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, will acquire a 90% stake in TGI Systems Corporation (TGI), a Digital Agency and Technology Provider. TGI creates cutting edge solutions for sports events, from visual branding to LED to Digital Sports Applications.
buyer: QMS Media Limited (ASX:QMS:$124.17)
QMS Media is the fastest growing outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, specialising in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions. QMS works with their clients to provide the most effective outdoor solutions that engage with their target audience. "
target: TGI Systems Corporation
TGI Systems Corporation (TGI) is a Digital Agency and Technology Provider that creates, builds and runs tailored sports event experiences that excite audiences worldwide. TGI creates cutting edge solutions that deliver superior results, from visual branding to LED to Digital Sports Applications.
price ($mm)
$40*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
5.9x
closed 10/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Atairos Group, Inc., acquired Learfield Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Learfield Communications, Inc., the leading provider of integrated marketing solutions in college sports, announced that it has been acquired by Atairos Group, Inc., an independent private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses, from Providence Equity Partners.
buyer: Atairos Group, Inc.
Atairos is an independent private company focused on supporting growth-oriented businesses across a wide range of industries. Atairos provides a unique combination of active strategic partnership and patient long-term capital to high-potential companies and their management teams. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Learfield Communications, Inc.
Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors' Cup.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Old Hat Creative will be merged with Third Degree Advertising,

synopsis: Sports marketing firm, Old Hat Creative and financial services marketing firm, Third Degree Advertising announced plans to merge the two central Oklahoma headquartered agencies.
buyer: Third Degree Advertising
Third Degree is a marketing company that specializes in strategic business planning for credit unions and they develop custom marketing strategies for a variety of B2B and B2C brands. "
target: Old Hat Creative
Old Hat Creative, LLC is a collegiate sports marketing firms . The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Norman, Oklahoma.
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closed 9/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Learfield Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners, a leading global private equity firm, has taken up a majority stake in Learfield Communications Inc ., which owns the athletic multimedia rights for various collegiate institutions and associations.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Learfield Communications, Inc.
Learfield Communications, Inc. engages in the management of multi-media rights for college athletic programs in the United States.
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