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announced 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ironman, will purchase Four Events from Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.

synopsis: The IRONMAN Group has signed an agreement to acquire four mass-participation events from Australia's Nine’s events and entertainment division, including the world’s largest fun run, The Sun-Herald City2Surf. In addition, the acquisition will include The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Melbourne Corporate Triathlon and Carman’s Women’s Fun Run.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
As Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon Series, 5150 Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series, Iron Girl, IRONKIDS, and more. "
seller: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd. (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
The Sun-Herald City2Surf, the world’s largest fun run, The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Melbourne Corporate Triathlon and Carman’s Women’s Fun Run are mass-participation events operating in Australia owned by Nine Entertainment, an Australian multi-faceted media company.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Not Just Events, acquired Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon

synopsis: Not Just Events, an event management company in New Zealand, has acquired the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon, a running event in New Zealand. The Vineyard Half offers a weekend of challenge and reward in the wine region of Marlborough. The event features 21.1km and 12km courses where race entrants can choose to run, walk or do a hybrid of both.
buyer: Not Just Events
Not Just Events is an event management company in New Zealand. Not Just Events specalises in sporting events and covers all facets of event management. The company manages the Christchurge Airport Marathon, Le Race, Festival of Cycling, and the Elite National Road Championships. "
target: Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon
The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon is a running event in New Zealand. The Vineyard Half offers an unforgettable weekend of challenge and reward in the wine region of Marlborough. The event features 21.1km and 12km courses where race entrants can choose to run, walk or do a hybrid of both.
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closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Infront Sports & Media AG, acquired XLETIX GmbH

synopsis: Infront, a Swedish sports marketing company, has acquired XLETIX, a leading European obstacle course event organizer. XLETIX manages the XLETIX Challenge and the women only Muddy Angel Run. The XLETIX Challenge is the biggest obstacle course event series in the German-speaking market, with up to 15,000 people participating per event.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Infront Sports & Media AG
Infront is a Swedish sports marketing company managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties. Infront covers all aspects of successful sporting events, including the distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operation and digital solutions. "
target: XLETIX GmbH
XLETIX is a leading European obstacle course event organizer. The company manages the XLETIX Challenge and the women only Muddy Angel Run. The XLETIX Challenge is the biggest obstacle course event series in the German-speaking market, with up to 15,000 people participating per event.
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closed 5/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ironman, purchased Mass Participation Division from Titan Experience

synopsis: IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, announced the acquisition of the Mass Participation Division of TITAN Experience, Ireland’s leading mass-participation, sponsorship and event-management companies. The Mass Participation division of Titan Experience provides event management services.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN®70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, and more. "
seller: Titan Experience
The Mass Participation division of Titan Experience provides event management services. The division has organized mass-participation athletic events in the UK and Ireland such as marathons and triathlons.
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closed 5/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, purchased The Running Event and Running Insight from Formula 4 Media

synopsis: Diversified has purchased The Running Event and its complementary digital magazine, Running Insight from Formula 4 Media, LLC. The Running Event is an exhibition and conference that serves the growing running and fitness market in the U.S.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries. "
seller: Formula 4 Media
The Running Event is an exhibition and conference that serves the growing running and fitness market in the U.S. The Running Insight digital magazine provides the necessary year round content and marketing opportunities for running specialty and multi-sport retailers.
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closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Ironman, acquired Competitor Group, Inc.

synopsis: IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, has acquired Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI owns and operates the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and media titles Women’s Running, Competitor, Triathlete and VeloNews.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, road cycling events and other multisport races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 260 events across 44 countries. "
target: Competitor Group, Inc.
Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI owns and operates 36 events around the world, including its flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. CGI also owns four publishing brands dedicated to running, cycling and triathlon.
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announced 3/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

MKE Sports & Entertainment, will acquire Milwaukee Running Festival

synopsis: MKE Sports & Entertainment, also known as ROC Ventures, announced that they are acquiring the Milwaukee Running Festival, a non-profit organization that produces a world-class running event in Milwaukee. The event is a source of civic pride for citizens and a means to boost tourism and enhance the economic well-being of the greater Milwaukee area.
buyer: MKE Sports & Entertainment
MKE Sports & Entertainment, also known as ROC Ventures, is a holding company for investments in sports management and entertainment related themes, including MKE Wave, Kokomo Jackrabbits, Jamestown Jammers, Rockford Aviators, & The Rock Sports Complex in Franklin, WI. "
target: Milwaukee Running Festival
The Milwaukee Running Festival is a non-profit organization that produces a world-class running event open to people of all ages and abilities. The event is a source of civic pride for citizens and a means to boost tourism and enhance the economic well-being of the greater Milwaukee area.
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closed 10/12/2016 via Company Press Release

Amaury Sport Organisation, acquired Human Race

synopsis: Amaury Sport Organisation, owner of the world renowned Le Tour de France, and organiser of some the biggest runs and sportives in Europe, has completed the purchase of Human Race Events. Human Race is the largest sports event company in the UK with a focus on participation, including 70 mass participation events.
buyer: Amaury Sport Organisation
Amaury Sport Organisation owns, designs, and organizes international sporting events. The company organizes cycling, golf, motor sports, sailing, and public events. It is the owner of the Tour de France. "
target: Human Race
Human Race is the largest sports event company in the UK with a focus on participation, including 70 mass participation events. These include cycling, triathlons, running, and open water swimming events. Some examples include: London Winter Run, Tour de Yorkshire Ride, Windsor Triathlon, and more.
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closed 11/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Calera Capital, acquired Competitor Group, Inc.

synopsis: Calera Capital, a private equity group, is the new owner of Competitor Group. Competitor Group, Inc. is the leading media and event entertainment company dedicated to the endurance sports industry of running, cycling and triathlons.
buyer: Calera Capital
Calera Capital is a private investment firm that has managed approximately $2.8 billion of capital. Calera invests across a diverse range of industries including business services, financial services, food and consumer, healthcare, building products, and industrial manufacturing. "
target parent: Falconhead Capital LLC
target: Competitor Group, Inc.
Competitor Group, Inc. is the largest media and event based enterprise in the endurance sport space, with total monthly magazine circulation of approximately 500,000; marathons, triathlons, cycling and other endurance events in sixteen major cities with more than 150,000 participants.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired athleteReg

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, announced the acquisition of athleteReg, one of the world’s largest event registration platforms serving runners, triathletes, cyclists, and skiers. They are a trusted resource, used by thousands of events and racers across the country.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: athleteReg
athleteReg is one of the world’s largest event registration platforms serving runners, triathletes, cyclists, and skiers. They are a trusted resource, used by thousands of events and racers across the country.
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closed 10/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

High Five Events, acquired Conley Sports Productions

synopsis: High Five Events, an event production company owned and operated by Dan Carroll, Stacy Keese and Jack Murray, acquired Conley Sports Productions. The company produces high quality running events in Texas including its premier event, the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon presented by Freescale.
buyer: High Five Events
High Five Events has almost 45 years of event management experience ranging from 20,000 person 10k running events to concerts featuring well known artists. "
target: Conley Sports Productions
Conley Sports Productions, LLC produces high quality running events in Texas including its premier event, the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon presented by Freescale. With over 20 years of event management and production experience, Conley Sports is on the leading edge of the Texas racing scene.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Civilized, will acquire The 420 Games

synopsis: Civilized Worldwide Inc, a Canadian media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, will acquire The 420 Games, a North American athletic events company that advocates the responsible use of cannabis. The 420 Games provides a series of active lifestyle events, including a 4.20 mile run, yoga, flag football, and more.
buyer: Civilized
Based in Canada, Civilized is a premium media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, reflecting the millions of adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as a part of a balanced lifestyle. "
target: The 420 Games
The 420 Games is a North American athletic events company that advocates the responsible use of cannabis. The company aims to de-stigmatize the millions who use cannabis in a healthy lifestyle. Their series of active lifestyle events include a 4.20 mile run, yoga, flag football, and more.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd., acquired Playmonks

synopsis: Silly Monks, a digital media entertainment firm in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Playmonks, a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management.
buyer: Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd. (NSEI:SILLYMONKS:$1.71)
Silly Monks is a digital media entertainment firm in India. Silly Monks creates interesting and innovative content, including videos, music, and movie based entertainment. Silly Monks is also one of the largest YouTube multi channel networks in India. "
target: Playmonks
Playmonks is a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management. The company has successfully organized various major sports events across India.
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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Crea Holdings, will acquire Tlarock Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Crea Holdings, a company that engages in the construction business, will be acquiring Tlarock Entertainment, a company that engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
buyer: Crea Holdings (TSE:1757:$24.41)
Based in Japan, Crea Holdings engages in the construction business. Through the urban development, housing construction, sales, remodeling, real estate, eating and drinking, advertising, cosmetic, and automobile related business, they want to achieve compatibility in housing and living environments."
target: Tlarock Entertainment Inc.
Based in Japan, Tlarock Entertainment engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
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announced 8/21/2008 via BusinessWire

College Tonight, Inc., will acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC

synopsis: College Tonight announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC (GB). Gridiron Bash™ is a series of colossal celebrations tied to spring football games at top tier Division 1 campuses across the country.
buyer parent: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
buyer: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities. "
target: Gridiron Bash, LLC
Manhattan-based Gridiron Bash LLC builds and develops cutting-edge sports and entertainment properties with the purpose of connecting consumers, brands and media.
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closed 9/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Dreams, Inc., purchased Chicago Sun-Times Show from Sportssnews Productions, Inc.

synopsis: Dreams, Inc., a vertically integrated leader in the licensed sports products industry, announced that it has acquired the Chicago Sun-Times Show, the premier collectibles show in the industry, from George Johnson of Sportssnews Productions, Inc.
buyer: Dreams, Inc. (DRJ:$0.00)
Dreams, Inc. sets itself apart from other traditional memorabilia companies with diversified products and services provided through its operating subsidiaries. Mounted Memories is the leader in production of authentic sports and celebrity autographed memorabilia and collectibles. "
seller: Sportssnews Productions, Inc.
Sportssnews Productions, Inc. operates a number of collectibles shows in Chicago, IL.
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closed 8/22/2007 via PR Newswire

SportsQuest, Inc., acquired Lextra Management Group, Inc.

synopsis: SportsQuest, Inc. has closed its acquisition of substantially all the operating assets of Lextra Management Group, Inc. SportsQuest intends to contribute the acquired assets as equity to a new wholly-owned subsidiary of SportsQuest after the closing.
buyer: SportsQuest, Inc. (ARBK:$0.00)
SportsQuest, Inc. (formally Air Brook Airport Express) is a vertically integrated sports and entertainment marketing and management company, engaged in owning and operating sports entities and their support companies; publicly traded under the stock symbol ARBK. "
target: Lextra Management Group, Inc.
LMG is one of the nation's premier Hi-Profile Executive Concierge & Event Management companies. LMG handles all aspects in facilitating attendance at any corporate or private event, as well as major sporting events; domestically or internationally.
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closed 6/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Blue Star Sports, acquired PrimeTime Sports

synopsis: Blue Star Sports is rapidly growing and announces the acquisition of PrimeTime Sports. PrimeTime Sports is a premier sports-event management company. As one of the most recognized basketball, soccer, and 7-on-7 football tournament companies in America, it currently holds a spot as one of the top 5 basketball event operators in the country.
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: PrimeTime Sports
The formula for PrimeTime Sports' success has been simple, offer teams great value and provide a level of organization and professionalism unmatched in the youth sports market.
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closed 8/4/2021 via PR Newswire

Life Time, Inc., acquired Sea Otter Classic

synopsis: Life Time, a leading fitness and event company, has acquired the Sea Otter Classic, the world’s premier cycling festival. The Sea Otter Classic's mission is to make people’s lives better through participation in sport and recreation. The four day celebration features competitive and non-competitive events for athletes and fans of all ages.
buyer: Life Time, Inc. (LTM:$1,013.67)
Life Time is a leading fitness and event company that helps organizations, communities and individuals to achieve their athletic aspirations and fitness goals. Life Time operates fitness centers in more than 150 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company also produces iconic athletic events. "
target: Sea Otter Classic
The Sea Otter Classic is the world’s premier cycling festival. The Sea Otter Classic's mission is to make people’s lives better through participation in sport and recreation. The four day celebration features competitive and non-competitive events for athletes and fans of all ages.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired PSP Media Group

synopsis: DC Thomson Media, one of the leading media organisations in the UK, has acquired PSP Media, a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show and the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: PSP Media Group
PSP Media Group is a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show, the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show, and other events.
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closed 5/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuff, acquired Stuff

synopsis: Stuff's CEO, Sinead Boucher, has acquired the company from Nine Entertainment, Australia’s largest locally owned media company. Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, and more.
buyer: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Stuff
Stuff is New Zealand's largest and most popular news site. Stuff covers every aspect of news and information, from breaking national and international crises through to in-depth features, sports, business, entertainment and technology articles, weather reports, movie reviews and more.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Real Estate Investar, acquired MyDesktop

synopsis: Real Estate Investar, an Australian provider of products and services for property investors, has acquired MyDesktop from Domain, an Australian real estate and technology services business. MyDesktop is Australia's most popular real estate CRM. MyDesktop helps agents manage their day-to-day tasks, so they can focus on building relationships.
buyer: Real Estate Investar (ASX:REV:$0.59)
Real Estate Investar is an Australian provider of products and services for property investors. Real Estate Investar helps people to find, analyse and track investment properties. Their platform provides users with all the tools, data and information they need to invest in property successfully. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: MyDesktop
MyDesktop is Australia's most popular real estate CRM. MyDesktop helps real estate professionals manage their day-to-day tasks, so they can focus on building relationships. Their solution allows users to keep all of their contact details in one place and view important information at a glance.
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announced 11/13/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Domain, will acquire Real Time Agent

synopsis: Domain, an Australian real estate classifieds group, will acquire Real Time Agent, an Australian point of sale platform that digitises key steps in the property journey. Real Time Agent's product suite provides mobile solutions for binding agreements, bid and auction result recording, and sales contract processing.
buyer parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
buyer: Domain (ASX:DHG:$227.92)
Domain Holdings Australia Limited is an ASX-listed real estate and technology services business focused on the Australian property market. The business offers residential and commercial property marketing services via listings portals on desktop and mobile, and via social media and print magazine. "
target: Real Time Agent
Real Time Agent is an Australian point of sale platform that digitises key steps in the property journey. Real Time Agent's product suite provides mobile solutions for binding agreements, bid and auction result recording, and sales contract processing.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

DTN, acquired Weatherzone

synopsis: DTN, an independent source of insights, analysis, and decision-support solutions, has acquired Weatherzone, from Nine Entertainment. Headquartered in Australia, Weatherzone is a leading provider of weather information to consumers and businesses across major industry sectors.
buyer parent: TBG AG
buyer: DTN
DTN is an independent source of accurate, objective, real-time, and actionable insights to increase confidence and support business decisions for customers working in agriculture, energy, and transportation. DTN also publishes Progressive Farmer magazine, the premier publication in agriculture. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Weatherzone
Weatherzone is Australia’s largest private weather service. The company gives businesses advanced tools and the most accurate weather forecasts in order to operate safely, efficiently, and more profitably. Weatherzone's solutions are innovative, tailored, flexible and responsive.
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announced 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ironman, will purchase Four Events from Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.

synopsis: The IRONMAN Group has signed an agreement to acquire four mass-participation events from Australia's Nine’s events and entertainment division, including the world’s largest fun run, The Sun-Herald City2Surf. In addition, the acquisition will include The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Melbourne Corporate Triathlon and Carman’s Women’s Fun Run.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
As Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon Series, 5150 Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series, Iron Girl, IRONKIDS, and more. "
seller: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd. (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
The Sun-Herald City2Surf, the world’s largest fun run, The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Melbourne Corporate Triathlon and Carman’s Women’s Fun Run are mass-participation events operating in Australia owned by Nine Entertainment, an Australian multi-faceted media company.
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closed 12/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Domain, acquired Commercialview.com.au Limited

synopsis: Domain has finalized an agreement with the shareholders of Commercialview.com.au to acquire 100 per cent of the issued share capital in CommercialView. CommercialView is a commercial property digital listings platform that is owned and supported by some of the country’s leading commercial agencies in Victoria and New South Wales.
buyer parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
buyer: Domain (ASX:DHG:$227.92)
Domain Holdings Australia Limited is an ASX-listed real estate and technology services business focused on the Australian property market. The business offers residential and commercial property marketing services via listings portals on desktop and mobile, and via social media and print magazine. "
target: Commercialview.com.au Limited
commercialVIEW.com.au is a stand-alone commercial real estate advertising portal. As one of Australia’s largest commercial property portals, commercialVIEW.com.au delivers a top of the range product that secures results for consumers.
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closed 12/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd., acquired Fairfax Media Ltd.

synopsis: Fairfax Media Limited, a multi-platform media company in Australia and New Zealand, is pleased to advise that the scheme of arrangement in relation to the merger of Fairfax and Nine Entertainment Co. Holdings Limited, an Australian media company focused on delivering premium content across multiple distribution platforms, has been implemented.
buyer: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd. (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
Nine Entertainment is a multi-faceted media company, focused on delivering premium content across multiple distribution platforms. Nine has a unique portfolio of assets including a leading free-to-air television network, as well as a number of pre-eminent digital brands. "
target: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australia and New Zealand. Fairfax Media engages audiences and communities via print media, digital media, radio stations, events and other businesses.
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on offer 9/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd., offer to acquire CarAdvice.com.au Pty

synopsis: Nine Entertainment, a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians, has offered to acquire a controlling stake in CarAdvice.com, where Australians turn to for the most comprehensive independent editorial reviews of new cars.
buyer: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd. (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
Nine Entertainment Co. is a leading media and entertainment group focused on the delivery of premium video content to all Australians. NEC delivers its content in multiple ways through free-to-air TV broadcasting, Subscription Video-On-Demand, digital channels and online. "
target: CarAdvice.com.au Pty
CarAdvice.com is where Australians turn to for the most comprehensive independent editorial reviews of new cars. With a unique monthly audience of 705,000, CarAdvice is Australia’s largest independent automotive content publisher.
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announced 4/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Affinity Equity Partners, will acquire Nine Live

synopsis: Nine Entertainment Co has agreed to sell its Nine Live division to Affinity Equity Partners. Nine Live is an integrated live entertainment, sport and lifestyle business focusing on live content, hospitality, sponsorship, consulting and event management.
buyer: Affinity Equity Partners
Affinity Equity Partners is one of the largest dedicated Asian private equity firms and focuses on leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Nine Live
Nine Live is an integrated live entertainment, sport and lifestyle business focusing on live content, hospitality, sponsorship, consulting and event management.
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closed 10/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Gracenote, Inc., acquired HWW

synopsis: Gracenote, a division of Tribune Media Company, announced that it has acquired HWW, Australia's leading provider of TV and movie data from Mi9, which is owned by Nine Entertainment Co. HWW has data describing millions of TV programs and movies across more than 700 national and local TV channels in Australia.
buyer parent: Tribune Company
buyer: Gracenote, Inc.
Gracenote, Inc. provides music and video content and technologies to the world's hottest entertainment products and brands. The company's partners in the entertainment community include major music publishers and labels, prominent independents and movie studios and television networks. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: HWW
HWW is the leading supplier of Australian TV and Movie metadata to a broad range of clients across new and traditional media including: major online publishers, Subscription TV providers, IPTV players and print publishers.
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announced 10/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd., will acquire Mi9

synopsis: Nine Entertainment Co announced that terms had been agreed with Microsoft to acquire its 50% share of Mi9. The company is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies, with the potential to reach up to 70% of the population each month. The company is an expansion of the ninemsn business including a range of products and companies.
buyer: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd. (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
Nine Entertainment Co. is Australia’s most diversified media and entertainment group. It is a communication powerhouse delivering a world of media information and entertainment to millions of Australians. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Mi9
Mi9 is one of Australia’s leading digital media companies, with the potential to reach up to 70% of the population each month. A joint venture between Microsoft and Nine Entertainment Co, established in 1997, Mi9 is an expansion of the ninemsn business including a range of products and companies.
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announced 9/4/2012 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire ACP Entertainment Magazines Pty Limited

synopsis: Nine Entertainment Co. and Bauer Media Group announced that they have reached agreement to sell 100% of ACP Magazines Ltd to Bauer. ACP is Australia and New Zealand’s largest magazine publisher, reaching over 15 million Australians each year.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group publishes, sells, and markets magazines, periodicals, and various special publications focusing on magazines, radio/TV, and online media business segments in Germany and internationally. "
target parent: CVC Capital Partners
target: ACP Entertainment Magazines Pty Limited
ACP Magazines is Australia's biggest magazine publisher and the magazine arm of PBL Media, Australia's leading media and entertainment company. ACP Magazines publishes over 60 titles in Australia which sell nearly 109 million individual copies each year.
price ($mm)
$537
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2007 via

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

synopsis: Publishing & Broadcasting Ltd. said on Friday it had agreed to sell a further 25 percent stake in its 50:50 media joint venture to CVC for A$515 million ($426 million). CVC will have 75 percent control of key Australian media assets, including Australia's largest TV network and a stable of magazines, under the deal.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: CVC Asia Pacific
CVC Asia Pacific is an investment and advisory company formed in 1999 to focus on buy-out opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region. CVC Asia Pacific currently advises on private equity funds totaling US$2.725 billion and has established a leading position in the Asia Pacific buy-out market. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Holdings Limited
target: PBL Media (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
PBL Media brings together the Nine Network, the number one television network in Australia; ACP, the leading magazine company, with more than 100 titles; and, the 50% joint venture with Microsoft ninemsn, the country’s number one online venture, into one integrated company.
price ($mm)
$507*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2007 via

CVC Asia Pacific, acquired PBL Media

synopsis: Funds advised by CVC Capital Partners and CVC Asia Pacific Ltd have agreed with Publishing and Broadcasting Limited to the establishment of Australia’s largest diversified media group, PBL Media.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: CVC Asia Pacific
CVC Asia Pacific is an investment and advisory company formed in 1999 to focus on buy-out opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region. CVC Asia Pacific currently advises on private equity funds totaling US$2.725 billion and has established a leading position in the Asia Pacific buy-out market. "
target parent: Consolidated Media Holdings
target: PBL Media (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
PBL Media brings together the Nine Network, the number one television network in Australia; ACP, the leading magazine company, with more than 100 titles; and, the 50% joint venture with Microsoft ninemsn, the country’s number one online venture, into one integrated company.
price ($mm)
$4,223*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 3/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Advance, Inc., Orkila Capital, LLC, will acquire Ironman

synopsis: Advance announced that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Wanda Sports Group Company Limited to acquire The IRONMAN Group.  The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series. Orkila Capital will co-invest in The IRONMAN Group.
buyer: Orkila Capital, LLC
buyer: Advance, Inc.
Advance is a private, family-owned business that owns, operates and invests in companies spanning media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Orkila Capital is a growth equity investment firm founded by Jesse Du Bey. "
target parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
target: Ironman
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series and many more. It is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports.
price ($mm)
$730
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ironman, will purchase Four Events from Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.

synopsis: The IRONMAN Group has signed an agreement to acquire four mass-participation events from Australia's Nine’s events and entertainment division, including the world’s largest fun run, The Sun-Herald City2Surf. In addition, the acquisition will include The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Melbourne Corporate Triathlon and Carman’s Women’s Fun Run.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
As Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon Series, 5150 Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series, Iron Girl, IRONKIDS, and more. "
seller: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd. (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
The Sun-Herald City2Surf, the world’s largest fun run, The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Melbourne Corporate Triathlon and Carman’s Women’s Fun Run are mass-participation events operating in Australia owned by Nine Entertainment, an Australian multi-faceted media company.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ironman, purchased Mass Participation Division from Titan Experience

synopsis: IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, announced the acquisition of the Mass Participation Division of TITAN Experience, Ireland’s leading mass-participation, sponsorship and event-management companies. The Mass Participation division of Titan Experience provides event management services.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN®70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, and more. "
seller: Titan Experience
The Mass Participation division of Titan Experience provides event management services. The division has organized mass-participation athletic events in the UK and Ireland such as marathons and triathlons.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/20/2017 via Company Press Release

Ironman, acquired Perskindol Swiss Epic

synopsis: IRONMAN, an operator of a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, road cycling events and other multisport races, has acquired the Perskindol Swiss Epic, a six-day mountain bike stage race in the Valais, Switzerland. The Perskindol Swiss Epic takes place every year in September and attracts riders from all continents.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, road cycling events and other multisport races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 260 events across 44 countries. "
target: Perskindol Swiss Epic
Perskindol Swiss Epic is a six-day mountain bike stage race in the Valais, Switzerland, held for the first time in 2014. The stage race takes place every year in September and attracts riders from all continents. Over 500 professional and amateur riders from 30 nations participate in the race.
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closed 6/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Ironman, acquired Competitor Group, Inc.

synopsis: IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, has acquired Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI), the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI owns and operates the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and media titles Women’s Running, Competitor, Triathlete and VeloNews.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, road cycling events and other multisport races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 260 events across 44 countries. "
target: Competitor Group, Inc.
Competitor Group, Inc. (CGI) is the active lifestyle industry’s leading media and event entertainment company. CGI owns and operates 36 events around the world, including its flagship Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. CGI also owns four publishing brands dedicated to running, cycling and triathlon.
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closed 11/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd., acquired Ironman

synopsis: Dalian Wanda Group, one of the leading Chinese private conglomerates, has completed the acquisition of IRONMAN from Providence Equity Partners. The iconic Ironman Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. IRONMAN is recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products.
buyer: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
Dalian Wanda Group was founded in 1988 and operates in four major industries - commercial property, luxury hotels, culture & tourism, and department stores. It operates 98 Wanda Plazas, 60 hotels, 1,247 cinema screens, 89 karaoke establishments and 84 department stores throughout China. "
target: Ironman
The iconic IRONMAN Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races.
price ($mm)
$650
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ironman, will purchase Four Events from Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.

synopsis: The IRONMAN Group has signed an agreement to acquire four mass-participation events from Australia's Nine’s events and entertainment division, including the world’s largest fun run, The Sun-Herald City2Surf. In addition, the acquisition will include The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Melbourne Corporate Triathlon and Carman’s Women’s Fun Run.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
As Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon Series, 5150 Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series, Iron Girl, IRONKIDS, and more. "
seller: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd. (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
The Sun-Herald City2Surf, the world’s largest fun run, The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Melbourne Corporate Triathlon and Carman’s Women’s Fun Run are mass-participation events operating in Australia owned by Nine Entertainment, an Australian multi-faceted media company.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Advance, Inc., Orkila Capital, LLC, will acquire Ironman

synopsis: Advance announced that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Wanda Sports Group Company Limited to acquire The IRONMAN Group.  The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series. Orkila Capital will co-invest in The IRONMAN Group.
buyer: Orkila Capital, LLC
buyer: Advance, Inc.
Advance is a private, family-owned business that owns, operates and invests in companies spanning media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Orkila Capital is a growth equity investment firm founded by Jesse Du Bey. "
target parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
target: Ironman
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series and many more. It is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports.
price ($mm)
$730
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ironman, purchased Mass Participation Division from Titan Experience

synopsis: IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, announced the acquisition of the Mass Participation Division of TITAN Experience, Ireland’s leading mass-participation, sponsorship and event-management companies. The Mass Participation division of Titan Experience provides event management services.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN®70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, and more. "
seller: Titan Experience
The Mass Participation division of Titan Experience provides event management services. The division has organized mass-participation athletic events in the UK and Ireland such as marathons and triathlons.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Human Race, acquired Xtra Mile Events Limited

synopsis: Human Race has acquired the Manchester based company Xtra Mile Events, which organises nine mass participation events in the North of England, including the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, ASICS Oulton Park Half Marathon & 10K and Manchester Half Marathon. Founded in 2007, Xtra Mile Events have considerable credibility in the sport of Triathlon.
buyer parent: Amaury Sport Organisation
buyer: Human Race
Human Race is the UK’s leading mass participation events company, putting on over 30 events each year in triathlon, cycling, running, duathlon and open water swimming. Their portfolio includes the Windsor Triathlon, Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales, Cancer Research UK Winter Run Series and VitalityMove. "
target: Xtra Mile Events Limited
Xtra Mile Events is a professional sports events management company which organises a range of high quality triathlons, duathlons, runs, swims and cycle events across Wales, the North West and Yorkshire.
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closed 11/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd., acquired Ironman

synopsis: Dalian Wanda Group, one of the leading Chinese private conglomerates, has completed the acquisition of IRONMAN from Providence Equity Partners. The iconic Ironman Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. IRONMAN is recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products.
buyer: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
Dalian Wanda Group was founded in 1988 and operates in four major industries - commercial property, luxury hotels, culture & tourism, and department stores. It operates 98 Wanda Plazas, 60 hotels, 1,247 cinema screens, 89 karaoke establishments and 84 department stores throughout China. "
target: Ironman
The iconic IRONMAN Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races.
price ($mm)
$650
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired PSP Media Group

synopsis: DC Thomson Media, one of the leading media organisations in the UK, has acquired PSP Media, a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show and the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: PSP Media Group
PSP Media Group is a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show, the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show, and other events.
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closed 8/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Bonnier Corporation, acquired Sand Sports Super Show

synopsis: Bonnier Corporation, one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in the country, has acquired the Sand Sports Super Show, the world's premier sand sports trade show and consumer expo. The strategic acquisition solidifies Bonnier Corp.'s leadership in the off-road, sand sports and motorsports segments.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Corporation
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the U.S. and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences, through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. "
target: Sand Sports Super Show
Sand Sports Super Show is an annual trade show and consumer expo where many sand sports fans gather in Costa Mesa, Calif., to experience the latest products and industry innovations. The event is fundamental in uniting and mobilizing enthusiasts, cultivating growth, and fostering safety awareness.
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closed 3/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Powdr Corp, acquired Human Movement Management

synopsis: Powdr Corp announced the acquisition of Human Movement Management (HMM), an active entertainment and event production company that produces world-class mass participatory running races, festivals, triathlons, obstacle races, and outdoor events. HMM produces over 100 events annually, reaching over 1 million participants and spectators.
buyer: Powdr Corp
Powdr Corp is an active entertainment company, headquartered in Park City, Utah. Powdr has a unique network of businesses including eight mountain resorts, action sports camps and progression centers, a national television network, and Powdr Enterprises, a sports marketing and entertainment company."
target: Human Movement Management
Human Movement, Inc (HMM) is an event production company based in Louisville, Colorado. HMM creates and produces large scale participatory events such as the Dirty Girl Mud RunTM, The Zombie RunTM, The Ugly Sweater RunTM, Rocky Mountain Triathlon, and The Denver Oktoberfest.
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closed 5/24/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Quebecor Inc., acquired Gestev Inc.

synopsis: Quebecor is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gestev, a dynamic sporting and cultural event management company that enjoys a high profile throughout the Québec City area. Since Gestev was founded, its events and festivals have helped catapult the Québec City region on to the international stage.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Quebecor is a communications company with operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and India. Its subsidiaries are engaged in commercial printing, cable services, newspapers, broadcasting, music, books, videos, business telecommunications, interactive marketing and Internet portals. "
target: Gestev Inc.
Gestev Inc. is an event management company specialized in management of sports and cultural events. Gestev develops and organizes distinctive events that stand out in Québec and internationally.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired VOS Media

synopsis: Telegraph Media Group has announced the acquisition of a majority equity interest in VOS Media, with MD Damian Norman retaining a minority equity stake. VOS Media Ltd produces market leading events in their sectors including the Ski & Snowboard Show, The Outdoors Show, The London Bike Show, The Active Travel Show, and the Vitality Show.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Telegraph.co.uk and The Telegraph – a weekly subscription publication for TMG’s overseas and expat audience. "
target: VOS Media
VOS Media is one of the largest consumer events companies in the UK, producing market leading events including the Ski & Snowboard Show, The Outdoors Show, The London Bike Show, The Active Travel Show, Vitality Show and Vitality Boutique. Annually, VOS Media's shows attract over 100,000 visitors.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BusinessWire

GS Media & Events, purchased Eight Consumer Tradeshows from RJ Promotions

synopsis: GS Media & Events, which owns and operates more than 25 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout the United States, announced it has acquired eight consumer shows from RJ Promotions, Inc. The acquisition includes five RV and sport shows, two boating shows and one park and outdoor show.
buyer parent: Good Sam Club
buyer: GS Media & Events
GS Media & Events, a division of Good Sam Enterprises, LLC, owns and operates 23 recreation-focused consumer shows throughout North America. The company currently produces RV & camping shows, boat & marine shows, and powersports & ice fishing shows. "
seller: RJ Promotions
The acquisition includes eight tradeshows from RJ Promotions. They are the Des Moines Boat & Sport Show, Des Moines RV & Outdoor Show, Topeka Boat & Outdoor Show, Topeka RV & Sport Show, Overland Park & Outdoor Show, CO Springs RV & Outdoor Show, CO Spring RV & Travel Expo and the El Paso RV Show.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Civilized, will acquire The 420 Games

synopsis: Civilized Worldwide Inc, a Canadian media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, will acquire The 420 Games, a North American athletic events company that advocates the responsible use of cannabis. The 420 Games provides a series of active lifestyle events, including a 4.20 mile run, yoga, flag football, and more.
buyer: Civilized
Based in Canada, Civilized is a premium media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, reflecting the millions of adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as a part of a balanced lifestyle. "
target: The 420 Games
The 420 Games is a North American athletic events company that advocates the responsible use of cannabis. The company aims to de-stigmatize the millions who use cannabis in a healthy lifestyle. Their series of active lifestyle events include a 4.20 mile run, yoga, flag football, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd., acquired Playmonks

synopsis: Silly Monks, a digital media entertainment firm in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Playmonks, a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management.
buyer: Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd. (NSEI:SILLYMONKS:$1.71)
Silly Monks is a digital media entertainment firm in India. Silly Monks creates interesting and innovative content, including videos, music, and movie based entertainment. Silly Monks is also one of the largest YouTube multi channel networks in India. "
target: Playmonks
Playmonks is a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management. The company has successfully organized various major sports events across India.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mountain Trauma Rescue Services, acquired Bowland Communications Limited

synopsis: Mountain Trauma Rescue Services, an Ambleside rescue services firm has acquired the assets of Bowland Communications and rebranded to The Event Safety Group. Bowland Communications is an event specialist whose portfolio includes Keswick Mountain Festival and Born Survivor.
buyer: Mountain Trauma Rescue Services
Mountain Trauma Rescue Services was established in 2006 by Nick Wright. The organsiation provides specialist medical cover for a range of remote area and extreme sports events. They also deliver a wide variety of medical education and rescue training courses. "
target: Bowland Communications Limited
Bowland Communications is an event specialist whose portfolio includes Keswick Mountain Festival and Born Survivor. The Keswick Mountain Festival strives to inspire visitors to get out into the great outdoors and offers a varied range of activities.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renfro Productions & Management, Inc., purchased Two Outdoor-sports Trade Shows from Hart Productions Inc.

synopsis: Renfro Productions & Management Inc., a trade show producer in Indianapolis, has acquired two longtime outdoor-sports trade shows from Hart Productions, a producer of annual consumer shows in Cincinnati. The two shows include the Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show and the Cincinnati Golf Show.
buyer: Renfro Productions & Management, Inc.
Renfro Productions is a trade show producer in Indianapolis. Renfro Productions helps exhibitors build relationships with qualified outdoor enthusiasts. Renfro Productions uses effective advertising methods to attract the right customers to each show. "
seller: Hart Productions Inc.
The Cincinnati Travel, Sports & Boat Show is an annual show that covers adventure sports, boats, campers, ATVs, and more. The Cincinnati Golf Show is a show focused on golf. The two trade shows belong to Hart Productions, a producer of annual consumer shows in Cincinnati.
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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Crea Holdings, will acquire Tlarock Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Crea Holdings, a company that engages in the construction business, will be acquiring Tlarock Entertainment, a company that engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
buyer: Crea Holdings (TSE:1757:$24.41)
Based in Japan, Crea Holdings engages in the construction business. Through the urban development, housing construction, sales, remodeling, real estate, eating and drinking, advertising, cosmetic, and automobile related business, they want to achieve compatibility in housing and living environments."
target: Tlarock Entertainment Inc.
Based in Japan, Tlarock Entertainment engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
price ($mm)
$1.35
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2013 via BNC Analysis

Townsquare Media Group, acquired Mac Events, LLC

synopsis: MAC Events has been acquired by Greenwich, Ct.-based Townsquare Media. MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
buyer: Townsquare Media Group (NYSE:TSQ:$507.43)
Townsquare Media Group is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content. "
target: Mac Events, LLC
MAC Events, L.L.C. produces high-quality business-to-consumer trade shows in a variety of industries and markets. They produce Home & Garden Shows and Flower & Garden Shows concentrating their efforts in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and Rhode Island.
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announced 8/21/2008 via BusinessWire

College Tonight, Inc., will acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC

synopsis: College Tonight announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC (GB). Gridiron Bash™ is a series of colossal celebrations tied to spring football games at top tier Division 1 campuses across the country.
buyer parent: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
buyer: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities. "
target: Gridiron Bash, LLC
Manhattan-based Gridiron Bash LLC builds and develops cutting-edge sports and entertainment properties with the purpose of connecting consumers, brands and media.
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closed 9/7/2007 via BusinessWire

Dreams, Inc., purchased Chicago Sun-Times Show from Sportssnews Productions, Inc.

synopsis: Dreams, Inc., a vertically integrated leader in the licensed sports products industry, announced that it has acquired the Chicago Sun-Times Show, the premier collectibles show in the industry, from George Johnson of Sportssnews Productions, Inc.
buyer: Dreams, Inc. (DRJ:$0.00)
Dreams, Inc. sets itself apart from other traditional memorabilia companies with diversified products and services provided through its operating subsidiaries. Mounted Memories is the leader in production of authentic sports and celebrity autographed memorabilia and collectibles. "
seller: Sportssnews Productions, Inc.
Sportssnews Productions, Inc. operates a number of collectibles shows in Chicago, IL.
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closed 8/22/2007 via PR Newswire

SportsQuest, Inc., acquired Lextra Management Group, Inc.

synopsis: SportsQuest, Inc. has closed its acquisition of substantially all the operating assets of Lextra Management Group, Inc. SportsQuest intends to contribute the acquired assets as equity to a new wholly-owned subsidiary of SportsQuest after the closing.
buyer: SportsQuest, Inc. (ARBK:$0.00)
SportsQuest, Inc. (formally Air Brook Airport Express) is a vertically integrated sports and entertainment marketing and management company, engaged in owning and operating sports entities and their support companies; publicly traded under the stock symbol ARBK. "
target: Lextra Management Group, Inc.
LMG is one of the nation's premier Hi-Profile Executive Concierge & Event Management companies. LMG handles all aspects in facilitating attendance at any corporate or private event, as well as major sporting events; domestically or internationally.
price ($mm)
$2.50
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Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs is an industry-leading racing, gaming and online entertainment company anchored by their iconic flagship event - The Kentucky Derby. They are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming and they are the largest legal online account wagering platform for horseracing in the U.S.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,324.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$310.40
EBIT ($mm)
$218.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4000
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ProElite, Inc.
ProElite, Inc.
ProElite, Inc. historically has delivered exciting entertainment experiences in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with live arena-based entertainment events, cable television programming on Showtime Networks and community-driven interactive broadband entertainment via the Internet.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: MSGN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks
Madison Square Garden Networks is a regional sports network that encompasses Madison Square Garden’s media operations. Primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic United States, its programming focuses on events featuring and other programs about New York City sports teams.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$640.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.84
EBIT ($mm)
$289.45
Net Income ($mm)
$178.72
Employees
508
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Ticker: MSG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully integrated sports, media and entertainment business. It is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$228.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($314.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($415.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4550
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Ticker: XTRA:WIG1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wige Media AG
Wige Media AG
_wige MEDIA AG, headquartered in Cologne, is a technology and media company on a growth path in the scalable digital business with video platforms and communities, in the high-margin international project business, as well as in the live events business.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$59.74
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.50)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
176
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Ticker: NGM:GTG MTF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gold Town Games AB
Gold Town Games AB is a game development company based in Skelleftea, Sweden. The company consists of a group of people with solid experience in the free-to-play format for mobile games. The company focuses on sports management games for the two largest mobile platforms iOS and Android.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.63
EBIT ($mm)
($0.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
18
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Ticker: CNSX:EPY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ePlay Digital Inc.
ePlay Digital Inc.
ePlay Digital Inc. is a mobile game creator and publisher specializing in sports, eSports and entertainment augmented reality titles, including their new augmented reality running app, Klocked.me, flagship title Big Shot Basketball and Howie Mandel mobile game collaboration - HowiesGames.com.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CNSX:FANS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FansUnite Media, Inc
FansUnite is a sports and entertainment company, focusing on technology related to regulated and lawful online gaming and other related products. The principal business is operating the FansUnite Sportsbook and the website of McBookie Limited, offering online gaming services to the UK market.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CHDN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs, Inc.
Churchill Downs is an industry-leading racing, gaming and online entertainment company anchored by their iconic flagship event - The Kentucky Derby. They are a leader in brick-and-mortar casino gaming and they are the largest legal online account wagering platform for horseracing in the U.S.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,324.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$310.40
EBIT ($mm)
$218.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4000
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Ticker: AMMA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alliance MMA, Inc.
Alliance MMA, Inc.
Alliance MMA, Inc. is a mixed martial arts promotion company offering premier promotional opportunities for aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters to showcase their talent and advance to the sport’s highest level of professional competition.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4.55
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.91)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
34
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Ticker: OTCPK:OXFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oxford City Football Club
Oxford City Football Club
Oxford City Football Club, Inc. is the largest publicly traded diversified portfolio of professional sports teams in the world. They are strategically positioned to implement their vertical integration model incorporating all their divisions towards future growth.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$0.64
EBITDA ($mm)
($7.49)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.90)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
50
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ProElite, Inc.
ProElite, Inc.
ProElite, Inc. historically has delivered exciting entertainment experiences in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with live arena-based entertainment events, cable television programming on Showtime Networks and community-driven interactive broadband entertainment via the Internet.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: WSE:TEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games
Ten Square Games is a Polish mobile game developer. Ten Square Games focuses on delivering F2P games for all major global platforms with a special focus on simulation hobby games. Their games simulate fishing and hunting. They also develop match3, puzzle, farming, and battle games.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$172.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.20
EBIT ($mm)
$50.11
Net Income ($mm)
$44.31
Employees
147
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