Like PatMa Productions, LLC

closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CBS Corporation, acquired PatMa Productions, LLC

synopsis: CBS has acquired an ownership stake in PatMa Productions, an independent producer that is led by Nina Tassler, and film and television producer Denise Di Novi and is devoted to amplifying diverse voices. CBS’ various media outlets will get a first look at new PatMa programming being developed for broadcast and premium markets.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: PatMa Productions, LLC
PatMa Productions is an indie film studio founded by former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler and veteran producer Denise De Novi. PatMa is developing “American Martyrs” a limited series for Showtime based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2017 novel, “A Book of American Martyrs.”
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closed 7/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aurora Studios, acquired Helsinki-filmi

synopsis: Aurora Studios, a dynamic, solution-focused, and service-oriented Nordic distribution and production company, has acquired Helsinki-filmi, an independent film production company in Finland. Helsinki-filmi produces passionate films that win over both the audience and the critics. Their productions include Tove, Tom of Finland, Lost Boys, and more.
buyer: Aurora Studios
Aurora Studios is a dynamic, solution-focused, and service-oriented Nordic distribution and production company. Aurora Studios is specialised in developing, producing, distributing and financing high-quality feature films and TV-series that resonate and spark passionate discussion. "
target: Helsinki-filmi
Helsinki-filmi is an independent film production company in Finland. Helsinki-filmi produces passionate films that win over both the audience and the critics. Their productions include Tove, Tom of Finland, Lost Boys, Dogs Don't Wear Pants, Lucky One, and more.
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closed 6/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Asacha Media Group, acquired Red Planet Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: Red Planet Pictures, the UK drama producer behind BBC/PBS series Death In Paradise, has sold a majority stake to Asacha Media Group, the emerging Paris-based production group founded by three former Endemol Shine and Zodiak executives. Red Planet was founded in 2006 by Tony Jordan, who now serves as executive chairman.
buyer: Asacha Media Group
Asacha Media Group is a multinational IP creation and production business, with backing from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Headquartered in Paris, the Group comprises a pan-European alliance of content creators and producers with strong track-records in their respective markets. "
target: Red Planet Pictures Ltd.
Red Planet Pictures is the UK drama producer behind BBC/PBS series Death In Paradise. Red Planet Pictures is one of the UK’s leading production companies, making high-quality drama that audiences love to watch. Red Planet was founded in 2006 by Tony Jordan, who now serves as executive chairman.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

JTBC Studios, acquired Wiip

synopsis: JTBC Studios, a South Korean TV drama production firm, has acquired Wiip from Creative Artists Agency, a leading entertainment and sports agency. Wiip is an independent television studio that creates and produces premium content and shows for television. Their productions include Dickinson, Dummy, Mare of Easttown, Queen America, and more.
buyer parent: Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company
buyer: JTBC Studios
JTBC Studios is a South Korean TV drama production firm. JTBC Studios produces scripted and non-scripted content with top creatives and the latest VFX and CG technologies. Their works include Under Cover, Law School, Beyond Evil, SKY Castle, Hush, and more. "
target parent: Creative Artists Agency
target: Wiip
Wiip is an independent television studio. Wiip creates and produces premium content and shows for television. Their productions include Dickinson, Dummy, Mare of Easttown, Queen America, The White House Plumbers, and more.
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closed 5/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, acquired Sonar Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc., one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, has acquired the film and television assets of Sonar Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent entertainment studio that develops, produces, finances and distributes premium content for global audiences.
buyer: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE:$66.36)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. They also curate, produce and distribute long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit. "
target: Sonar Entertainment, Inc.
Sonar Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment studio that develops, produces, finances and distributes premium content for global audiences. Sonar Entertainment is the company behind such series as FX’s Taboo and AMC’s The Son.
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$20
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

ITV Studios Limited, acquired Apple Tree Productions

synopsis: ITV Studios, the UK's biggest production company, has acquired a 51% stake in Apple Tree Productions, a Danish production company. Apple Tree develops and makes high quality drama series for Danish, Nordic and international audiences. Their productions include Equinox and Blackwater.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: ITV Studios Limited
ITV Studios is the UK's biggest production company with sales & distribution, consumer products and production on a global scale. ITV Studios has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. They work closely with content partners, licensees and brand owners to produce superb content. "
target: Apple Tree Productions
Apple Tree Productions is a Danish production company. Apple Tree develops and makes high quality drama series for Danish, Nordic and international audiences. The company aims to work with the best talent to tell entertaining stories that stand out. Their productions include Equinox and Blackwater.
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closed 2/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Asacha Media Group, acquired WAG Entertainment

synopsis: Asacha Media Group, the Paris-based production group founded last year, has acquired a majority stake in British production and distribution company WAG Entertainment. WAG produces and distributes high-quality, high-rating returnable series for many of the world’s major broadcasters.
buyer: Asacha Media Group
Asacha Media Group is a multinational IP creation and production business, with backing from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Headquartered in Paris, the Group comprises a pan-European alliance of content creators and producers with strong track-records in their respective markets. "
target: WAG Entertainment
WAG Entertainment is a leading international producer and distributor of TV shows. They produce and distribute high-quality, high-rating returnable series for many of the world’s major broadcasters.
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closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Hera Pheri Films

synopsis: ShareChat, an Indian social media group, has acquired Hera Pheri Films (HPF Films), a video production company in India. HPF Films produces short films, web series, advertisements and feature films. Their films include Transition Cost, The Dating Scientist, Zindagi Express and more. The studio has produced advertisements for ShareChat and OkCredit.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Hera Pheri Films
Hera Pheri Films (HPF Films) is a video production company in India. HPF Films produces short films, web series, advertisements, and feature films. Their films include Transition Cost, The Dating Scientist, Zindagi Express and more. The studio has produced advertisements for ShareChat and OkCredit.
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closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Trace, acquired Okuhle Media Group

synopsis: TRACE, a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment, has acquired a majority stake in Okuhle Media Group, an award-winning television production company in South Africa. Okuhle Media produces television content in a variety of genres, including reality TV, game shows, drama and more.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Trace
TRACE is a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment. Through its 22 pay TV channels, radios, online and mobile services, TRACE connects with a 200 million multicultural audience in more than 160 countries. They are headquartered in France. "
target: Okuhle Media Group
Okuhle Media Group is an award-winning television production company in South Africa. Okuhle Media has produced over 7,000 hours of content for local and international broadcasters. The group produces television content in a variety of genres, including reality TV, game shows, drama and more.
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announced 7/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

RTL Studios, will acquire 99pro media

synopsis: RTL Studios, a German TV production company, will acquire 99pro media, an independent TV production company in Germany. 99pro media specializes in producing docusoaps and documentaries that focus on authentic characters, achievable goals, and long-term observations. Their shows include Between Tulle & Tears, Goodbye Germany, and more.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: RTL Studios
RTL Studios is a German TV production company. As a wholly owned subsidiary of RTL Deutschland, RTL Studios develops and produces high-quality programs for the group's broadcasters. The company produces shows in a vairty of formats, including scripted, factual, comedy, reality, and more. "
target: 99pro media
99pro media is an independent TV production company in Germany. 99pro media specializes in producing docusoaps and documentaries that focus on authentic characters, achievable goals, and long-term observations. Their shows include Between Tulle & Tears, Goodbye Germany, 2 Families 2 Worlds and more.
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closed 7/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Beyond International Ltd, acquired Seven Studios UK

synopsis: Australia- and UK-based distributor and producer Beyond International (BYI) will acquire Seven Studios UK (SSUK) from Seven West Media (SWM). Seven Studios UK (SSUK) is headed by former BBC Studios exec Damon Pattison, and is producing an 8 x 60-minute primetime series of Pooch Perfect for BBC One.
buyer: Beyond International Ltd (AU:BYI:$56.18)
Beyond International Limited is a leading international producer and distributor of television and digital content, headquartered in Sydney and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Seven West Media Limited
target: Seven Studios UK
Seven Studios UK (SSUK) is headed by former BBC Studios exec Damon Pattison, and is producing an 8 x 60-minute primetime series of Pooch Perfect for BBC One. The SSUK team was also commissioned to film a two-part pilot series of My Lottery Dream Home International.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Eleven Film

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired Eleven Film, a studio that produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes SEX EDUCATION for Netflix, TRUE HORROR for Channel 4, GAP YEAR for E4, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING for Sky, GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target: Eleven Film
Founded in 2006, Eleven produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes SEX EDUCATION for Netflix, TRUE HORROR for Channel 4, GAP YEAR for E4, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING for Sky, GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Groupe M6, acquired Epithète Films

synopsis: M6 Group has acquired Epithète Films, a France-based independent feature film production company created in 1985 that holds a catalogue of 25 feature films, such as the Belle et Sébastien trilogy, Malabar Princess, Ridicule, La jeune fille et les loups, Tu seras mon fils.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Groupe M6 (ENXTPA:MMT:$1,644.94)
Groupe M6 is a French television and multimedia group built around M6, a free-to-air commercial TV channel that is renowned for being innovative, daring and positive. The group offers a wide range of programmes, products and services on a variety of media devices: television, internet and mobile. "
target: Epithète Films
Epithète Films is an independent feature film production company created in 1985 and managed by Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand. They are based in Paris, France.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Sud Ouest SA, acquired Digivision SA

synopsis: Groupe Sud Ouest, one of the largest regional media groups in France, has increased their stake in Digivision SA from 37% to 85% of the capital. Established in France through its network of agencies, Digivision produces television programs and reports for national and local TV stations. Digivision also produces magazines, institutional film, and co
buyer: Groupe Sud Ouest SA
Based in Bordeaux, Groupe Sud Ouest is one of the largest regional media groups in France. The company publishes five paid daily newspapers, four magazines, and several specialty publications. The group also operates two local TV stations and has an extensive online presence for its publications. "
target: Digivision SA
Based in France, Digivision produces television programs and reports for national and local television stations (TF1, LCI, France Television, M6, BFM TV). Digivision also produces magazines, documentary & institutional films, Web TV, as well as captures footage for events and covers sports.
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$6
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediawan S.A., acquired The Good Mood

synopsis: French media group Mediawan has taken a majority stake in Spanish content producer Good Mood, creators of El Accidente and La Valla. Good Mood is a Spanish audiovisual production company created by Daniel Écija in 2017 and made up of screenwriters, directors and producers.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: The Good Mood
Good Mood is a Spanish audiovisual production company created by Daniel Écija in 2017 and made up of screenwriters, directors and producers. Good Mood is an incubator of new audiovisual talent that creates content for all national and international chains and platforms.
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closed 5/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HQ Global Education, Inc., acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.

synopsis: HQ Global Education, Inc. has acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc., a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
buyer: HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTCPK:HQGE:$56.84)
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning. "
target: Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.
Big M Entertainment is a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
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closed 7/30/2020 via BusinessWire

STX Entertainment merged with Eros International Plc,

synopsis: Eros International, a global Indian entertainment company and STX Filmworks, Inc., a global, next generation media company, have completed their merger to create the first publicly traded, independent content and distribution company with global reach and unique positions in the US, India and China.
buyer: Eros International Plc (EROS:$196.38)
Eros International Plc is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, which co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language films in multiple formats worldwide. "
target: STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment is a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st century’s changed media landscape.
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announced 4/13/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Atif Holdings Limited, will acquire Leaping Group Co., Ltd.

synopsis: ATIF Holdings Limited, a Shenzen based provider of financial consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia, will acquire Leaping Group Co., Ltd. Headquartered in Shenyang, China, Leaping Group specializes in multi-channel advertising, event planning and execution, film and TV program production, and movie theater operation.
buyer: Atif Holdings Limited (ATIF:$3.08)
Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, ATIF is a company providing financial consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia. The Company’s core businesses include going public consulting services, international financial consulting services, and financial media services. "
target: Leaping Group Co., Ltd.
Leaping Group is a Chinese multimedia service provider that has close business relationships with national advertising clients in China. The Company engages in business areas of multi-channel advertising, event planning and execution, film and TV program production, and movie theater operation.
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$12 [$12]*
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$12
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$7
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announced 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Alibaba Pictures, will acquire Yinhekuyu Media

synopsis: Alibaba Pictures, the stock market-listed film subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, will acquire an 80% stake in Yinhekuyu Media, a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu produces short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show that has attracted over a billion views.
buyer parent: Alibaba Group
buyer: Alibaba Pictures (SEHK:1060:$423.52)
Alibaba Pictures is the flagship unit of Alibaba Group’s entertainment arm and its core businesses includes: film and television production centered on IP; internet-based promotion and distribution combining internet technologies and traditional off-line distribution; and more. "
target: Yinhekuyu Media
Yinhekuyu Media is a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu focuses on producing short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show in China that has attracted over a billion views.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

DATSIT Sphere, acquired Sienna Films

synopsis: Sienna Films, producer of Hulu's Cardinal, has been sold to Datsit Sphere by Kew Media Group. Based in Canada, Sienna develops and produces feature films and television series for international audiences. Their feature films have been box office successes. Sienna’s TV series have garnered top ratings in Canada and abroad.
buyer: DATSIT Sphere
DATSIT Sphere is a Canadian TV and film content producer and distributor. DATSIT Sphere generates a wide range of high-end content for the domestic and international markets, covering all genres, from documentaries to feature films, including scripted TV series, game shows, 2D animation and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Sienna Films
Based in Canada, Sienna develops and produces feature films and television series for international audiences. Their feature films have been box office successes. Sienna’s TV series have garnered top ratings in Canada and abroad.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CBS Corporation, acquired PatMa Productions, LLC

synopsis: CBS has acquired an ownership stake in PatMa Productions, an independent producer that is led by Nina Tassler, and film and television producer Denise Di Novi and is devoted to amplifying diverse voices. CBS’ various media outlets will get a first look at new PatMa programming being developed for broadcast and premium markets.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: PatMa Productions, LLC
PatMa Productions is an indie film studio founded by former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler and veteran producer Denise De Novi. PatMa is developing “American Martyrs” a limited series for Showtime based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2017 novel, “A Book of American Martyrs.”
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announced 11/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Penguin Random House, will acquire Simon & Schuster, Inc.

synopsis: ViacomCBS Inc. is to sell the publishing business Simon & Schuster to Penguin Random House, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group. Penguin Random House is the world's largest English language trade publisher, bringing people the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. "
target parent: ViacomCBS Inc.
target: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Simon & Schuster is a global leader in general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages, and in all printed, digital and audio formats.
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announced 9/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Red Ventures, LLC, will acquire CNET, Inc.

synopsis: Red Ventures, a portfolio of digital brands, will acquire CNET Media Group from ViacomCBS. The CNET Media Group is an expansive portfolio of digital media brands that advise consumers across leading consumer tech, business tech, gaming, and entertainment media brands, including ZDNet, Gamespot, ComScore, TVGuide, Metacritic, among others.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures has established a portfolio of influential brands, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships that connects millions of people. The company builds online journeys that make it easier for people to make important decisions about their homes, health, travel, finances, and education. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: CNET, Inc.
CNET Media Group is a portfolio of world-class brands that reach close to 100 million unique visitors monthly, advising passionate consumers about everything they love. The CNET Media Group's portfolio reaches diverse global audiences in technology, B2B, gaming, and entertainment.
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closed 4/6/2020 via Company Press Release

ViacomCBS Inc., acquired Ananey Communications

synopsis: ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), one of the world's leading producers of premium entertainment content, has acquired Ananey Communications Group, an Israeli content producer and pay-TV channel provider. Ananey operates 11 TV channels. Their channels include The Food Channel, The Good Life Channel, Ego & Ego Total, and more.
buyer: ViacomCBS Inc. (CBS:$25,931.00)
ViacomCBS is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. ViacomCBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Ananey Communications
Ananey Communications is an Israeli content producer and pay-TV channel provider. Ananey operates 11 TV channels that are distributed on various media platforms. Their channels include The Food Channel, The Good Life Channel, Ego & Ego Total, and more.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc. merged with CBS Corporation,

synopsis: ViacomCBS Inc. has announced the completion of the merger between CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, their brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11,696 [$19,932]
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$12,890
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$3,029
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CBS Corporation, acquired PatMa Productions, LLC

synopsis: CBS has acquired an ownership stake in PatMa Productions, an independent producer that is led by Nina Tassler, and film and television producer Denise Di Novi and is devoted to amplifying diverse voices. CBS’ various media outlets will get a first look at new PatMa programming being developed for broadcast and premium markets.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: PatMa Productions, LLC
PatMa Productions is an indie film studio founded by former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler and veteran producer Denise De Novi. PatMa is developing “American Martyrs” a limited series for Showtime based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2017 novel, “A Book of American Martyrs.”
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closed 3/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

CBS Corporation, acquired Pop TV

synopsis: CBS has reached an agreement with Lionsgate to buy out its 50 percent stake in cable TV network Pop. The network, which airs series like “Schitt’s Creek,” had previously been a 50-50 venture between the two companies.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target parent: Lionsgate
target: Pop TV
Pop is a joint venture of CBS and Lionsgate. The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Its a channel filled with optimism, passion, fun and excitement.
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closed 11/16/2017 via PR Newswire

CBS Corporation, acquired Network Ten

synopsis: CBS Corporation has completed its acquisition of Network Ten, one of three major commercial broadcast networks in Australia. Network Ten has assets across free-to-air television, online and digital platforms. Network Ten includes four free-to-air television channels – TEN, TEN HD, ELEVEN and ONE and Network Ten's digital platform, TENPLAY.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Network Ten (ASX:TEN:$542.43)
Network Ten is one of Australia’s leading entertainment and news content companies, with assets across free-to-air television, online and digital platforms. Network Ten includes four free-to-air television channels – TEN, TEN HD, ELEVEN and ONE and Network Ten's digital platform, TENPLAY.
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$523
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closed 11/17/2017 via BusinessWire

CBS Radio, Inc. merged with Entercom Communications Corporation,

synopsis: Entercom Communications Corp., the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., announced that it has completed its merger with CBS Radio Inc., creating a leading American media and entertainment company and one of the top two radio broadcasters in the country.
buyer: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,060.90)
Entercom Communications Corp. is the fourth-largest radio broadcasting company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its 127 highly rated stations in 27 top markets across the country. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. CBS RADIO produces original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming distributed on-air, online and on mobile platforms.
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$1,486 [$2,807]
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$1,222
EBITDA ($mm)
$327
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2.3x
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8.6x
announced 1/13/2017 via GlobeNewswire

247Sports, will acquire Scout Media Inc.

synopsis: Scout Media Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with CBS 247 Inc. as the “stalking horse” bidder to acquire substantially all of the Company’s assets. Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of press credentialed journalists and sports experts.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: 247Sports
247Sports is a digital media enterprise focused on delivering original sports and entertainment news on a team-by-team basis to sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms. It creates products designed for more engaging consumption of team-specific sports news. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Scout Media Inc.
Scout is a digital multi-channel, male-focused video network, providing authentic targeted content from its team of 300+ press credentialed journalists and sports experts across the nation. Scout delivers on men's passion points: NFL, fantasy sports, college football and more.
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$9.50
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announced 11/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Simon & Schuster, Inc., will acquire Adams Media

synopsis: Simon & Schuster will acquire Adams Media, a nonfiction-focused publisher based in Avon, Mass., from F+W Media. Adams Media publishes books on a broad range of non-fiction topics including business, careers, cooking, exam prep, health, history, hobbies, home improvement and much more.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Simon & Schuster, Inc. is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, providing consumers worldwide with a diverse range of quality books and multimedia products across a wide variety of genres and formats. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: Adams Media
Adams Media Corporation is one of the leading independent book publishers based in the United States, publishing approximately 200 new titles per year. Adams Media publishes books in a broad variety of non-fiction categories including careers, business, personal finance, self-help, and technology.
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closed 2/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Principle Broadcasting, LLC, acquired KFWB 980 AM The Beast

synopsis: KFWB 980 AM The Beast will end operations as an all-sports station after the station’s asset trust sold the business to Universal Media Access KFWB-AM LLC, part of Mercury Capital Partners' Principle Broadcasting, LLC. KFWB is a CBS-affiliated all sports radio station, and it is the flagship station of the Los Angeles Clippers and the LA Galaxy.
buyer parent: Mercury Capital Partners
buyer: Principle Broadcasting, LLC
Principle Broadcasting, LLC is focused on acquiring AM and/or FM radio stations at low prices and converting them into an ethnic brokered time model. Principle leases time to various ethnic and religious groups. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: KFWB 980 AM The Beast
KFWB 980 AM The Beast is a Los Angeles all-sports radio station with a mix of original programming focusing on the L.A. sports scene. KFWB is the flagship station of the Los Angeles Clippers and the LA Galaxy.
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announced 10/2/2014 via New York Times

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., will purchase 14 Radio Stations from CBS Radio, Inc.

synopsis: CBS Radio has announced that they have agreed to trade 14 of its radio stations to Beasley Broadcast Group. With around 130 radio stations across the country, CBS Radio will be trading six stations in Tampa, Fla.; seven in Charlotte, N.C.; and one in Philadelphia.
buyer: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a radio broadcasting company that owns and operates 42 stations (26 FM and 16 AM) located in ten large- and mid-size markets in the United States. "
seller parent: CBS Corporation
seller: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS Radio, Inc. is one of the largest owners and operators of radio stations in the United States. CBS Radio owns around 130 radio stations across the country, including six stations in Tampa, Fla.; seven in Charlotte, N.C.; and one in Philadelphia (WIP-AM).
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announced 10/2/2014 via New York Times

CBS Radio, Inc., will purchase 5 Radio Stations from Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.

synopsis: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a radio broadcasting company that owns and operates 42 stations in the United States, has agreed to trade 5 of its radio stations to CBS Radio. The five radio stations include 3 radio stations from Miami, Florida, WKIS-FM, WPOW-FM, and WQAM-AM, as well as 2 stations from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WXTU, and WRDW.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS Radio, Inc. is one of the largest owners and operators of radio stations in the United States. CBS Radio owns around 130 radio stations across the country. It is currently part of CBS Corporation, which also owns the CBS radio and television networks, and jointly owns the CW Television Network. "
seller: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group owns and operates radio stations in the United States, including, WKIS-FM, the top 40 station WPOW-FM, and the sports station WQAM-AM, all three of which are based in Miami, Florida. They also own Philadelphia- based WXTU and WRDW.
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announced 7/21/2014 via BusinessWire

CBS Outdoor, will purchase Premium Outdoor Assets from Van Wagner Communications, Inc.

synopsis: CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to acquire certain outdoor advertising businesses from Van Wagner Communications, LLC. CBSO will acquire approximately 1,100 large format billboard displays in 11 top U.S. markets.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Outdoor (OUT:$1,698.20)
CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. is one of the largest lessors of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Their portfolio consists of billboard displays, which are predominantly located in densely populated major metropolitan areas. "
seller: Van Wagner Communications, Inc.
Van Wagner Communications creates innovative Out-of-Home branding and advertising opportunities for world-class companies and brands through its sports and entertainment and aerial advertising companies. The 1,100 large format billboard displays are located in the 11 top U.S. markets.
price ($mm)
$690
rev ($mm)
$206
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2014 via BusinessWire

CBS Outdoor, will acquire Windsor Outdoor

synopsis: CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Windsor Outdoor to acquire in excess of 35 billboard structures with over 70 display faces in the City of Chicago, Illinois and the surrounding metropolitan area.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Outdoor (OUT:$1,698.20)
CBS Outdoor Americas Inc. is one of the largest lessors of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures and sites across the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Their portfolio consists of billboard displays, which are predominantly located in densely populated major metropolitan areas. "
target: Windsor Outdoor
Windsor Outdoor is the largest independently owned and operated billboard company in the Chicago area with over 120 faces. Most of their inventory is located on expressways in and around Chicago.
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announced 7/17/2013 via BNC Analysis

Platinum Equity, LLC, will acquire CBS Outdoor International

synopsis: An affiliate of Platinum Equity has made an irrevocable binding offer to acquire CBS Outdoor International. CBSO International is a leading outdoor media company and is among the largest out-of-home media and billboard businesses in Europe, providing custom media solutions to outdoor advertising agencies and direct clients in Europe and China.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specialized in mergers, acquisitions, and operations of companies that provide mission-critical products, services, and solutions in diverse industries. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: CBS Outdoor International
CBS Outdoor International is a leading outdoor media company and is among the largest out-of-home media and billboard businesses in Europe, providing custom media solutions to outdoor advertising agencies and direct clients in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and China.
price ($mm)
$225
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closed 5/31/2013 via PR Newswire

CBS Interactive Inc., acquired TV Guide Digital

synopsis: CBS Corporation announced it has wholly acquired TV Guide Digital, which includes the popular TVGuide.com and TV Guide Mobile properties. Under the terms of the deal, CBS Corporation acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in TV Guide Digital shares from Lionsgate.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Interactive Inc.
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSNews.com,CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming. "
target parent: Lionsgate
target: TV Guide Digital
TV Guide Digital, created in 2006, includes the popular TVGuide.com and TV Guide Mobile applications. TVGuide.com attracts more than 16.5 million monthly unique visitors, and TV Guide Mobile apps have been downloaded more than 9 million times and attract more than 2.5 million average monthly users.
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announced 10/8/2012 via Reuters

CBS Radio, Inc., will acquire 101.9 New Rock

synopsis: CBS Radio, Inc. is planning to buy a New York City FM rock station to broaden the reach of its sports content. The broadcaster agreed to purchase Merlin Media's 101.9 New Rock for $75 million so it can simulcast Sports Radio 66 WFAN, which is currently only on AM radio.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS Radio, Inc. is one of the largest owners and operators of radio stations in the United States. CBS Radio owns around 130 radio stations across the country. It is currently part of CBS Corporation, which also owns the CBS radio and television networks, and jointly owns the CW Television Network. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: 101.9 New Rock
WRXP (101.9 FM), known on-air as New Rock 101.9, is an alternative rock radio station located in New York City. WRXP is owned by Merlin Media LLC, and has studios located in New York's West Village neighborhood. WRXP's transmitter is located at the Empire State Building.
price ($mm)
$75
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closed 4/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

97.9 WRMF Radio, purchased 3 Palm Beach radio stations from CBS Radio, Inc.

synopsis: CBS Corp. agreed to sell three popular local radio stations, with rights to sell two more, to Palm Beach Broadcasting for $50 million. The five CBS stations are: "Country 107.9" WIRK; AC "Sunny 104.3" WEAT-FM; Urban AC "B106.3" WHFS; Rhythmic "X102.3" WMBX; And WPBZ.
buyer parent: WRMF-FM LLC
buyer: 97.9 WRMF Radio
Cobalt Operating, LLC, doing business as 97.9 WRMF Radio, operates a Hot Adult Contemporary radio channel. It also broadcasts community events, contests, e-requests, games, horoscopes, movie reviews and trailers, music news, new on DVD, top stories, traffic updates, and more. "
seller parent: CBS Corporation
seller: CBS Radio, Inc.
CBS Radio is one of the largest major-market operators in the United States with stations covering news, alternative rock, country, FM talk, classic rock, oldies, JACK and urban formats, among others.
price ($mm)
$43
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closed 3/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

CBS Interactive Inc., purchased Giant Bomb & Comic Vine from Whiskey Media, LLC

synopsis: CBS Interactive acquired Giant Bomb, a gaming site, and Comic Vine, a comic book database, from Whiskey Media, LLC.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: CBS Interactive Inc.
CBS Interactive is the premier online content network for information and entertainment. The company delivers highly engaging editorial programming that combines original, independent and user-generated content. "
seller: Whiskey Media, LLC
Whiskey Media develops topical websites that are equal parts editorial and community. To date, they have built sites about video games, comic books, anime and politics.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CBS Corporation, acquired PatMa Productions, LLC

synopsis: CBS has acquired an ownership stake in PatMa Productions, an independent producer that is led by Nina Tassler, and film and television producer Denise Di Novi and is devoted to amplifying diverse voices. CBS’ various media outlets will get a first look at new PatMa programming being developed for broadcast and premium markets.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: PatMa Productions, LLC
PatMa Productions is an indie film studio founded by former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler and veteran producer Denise De Novi. PatMa is developing “American Martyrs” a limited series for Showtime based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2017 novel, “A Book of American Martyrs.”
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announced 5/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Apollo Global Management, will acquire Verizon Media

synopsis: Funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. entered into an agreement to acquire Verizon Media, a division of Verizon Communications, Inc. that houses a trusted media ecosystem of premium brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and Engadget to help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager. Apollo has assets under management of approximately $455 billion in credit, private equity and real assets funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. "
target parent: Verizon Communications
target: Verizon Media
Verizon Media, a division of Verizon Communications, Inc., houses a trusted media ecosystem of premium brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and Engadget to help people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and media partners to connect.
price ($mm)
$5,000*
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announced 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Rakuten Inc., will acquire KonMari Media Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten will invest in KonMari Media to become a majority shareholder. KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$13,427.32)
Rakuten, Inc. is a global leader in internet services that empower individuals, communities, businesses and society. Founded in Tokyo in 1997 as an online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce, fintech, digital content and communications around the world. "
target: KonMari Media Inc.
KonMari Media, Inc. (KMI) was founded by Marie Kondo, tidying expert and bestselling author, in 2016. With a goal of helping more people to tidy their spaces by choosing joy, KMI has business verticals across entertainment and a certified KonMari Consultant program.
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closed 9/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Nexstar Media Group, acquired Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Nexstar Media Group, a leading diversified media company, has completed the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Tribune Media, a company that is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming.
buyer: Nexstar Media Group (NXST:$4,224.75)
Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers & advertisers through its traditional media, digital & mobile media platforms. They own, operate, program or provide sales and other services to 170 television stations. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,152 [$6,188]
rev ($mm)
$1,920
EBITDA ($mm)
$720
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
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cancelled 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sinclair Broadcast Group, cancelled an acquisition of Tribune Media Company

synopsis: Tribune said in a statement that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair. Tribune owns or operates 42 television stations in 33 markets, cable network WGN America, and digital multicast network Antenna TV.
buyer: Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBGI:$5,943.00)
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all the major networks. "
target: Tribune Media Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
Tribune Media Company is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 local TV stations, WGN America, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications & websites.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,860 [$6,554]
rev ($mm)
$1,919
EBITDA ($mm)
$563
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
11.7x
closed 2/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, acquired Amedia AS

synopsis: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, a foundation that gives financial contributions to a wide range of charitable causes, acquired Amedia, a media company in Norway and Russia. Amedia's activities include newspapers, printing, television, and electronic media operations.
buyer: Sparebankstiftelsen DNB
Sparebankstiftelsen DNB is a Norwegian foundation. The foundation gives financial contributions to a wide range of charitable causes. In addition to giving direct financial contributions, the Savings Bank Foundation invests in causes that benefit the general public. "
target: Amedia AS
Amedia AS operates as a media company in Norway and Russia. The company collects, facilitates, produces, and distributes information. Its activities include newspapers, printing, television (TV), and electronic media operations.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
$474
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
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closed 6/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired AOL Inc.

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc., a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless communications, has acquired AOL Inc. AOL is at the center of disruption of how content is being produced, distributed, consumed and monetized by connecting publishers with advertisers on its global, programmatic content and advertising platforms.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$129,549.00)
Verizon Communications Inc., headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. "
target: AOL Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a media technology company that simplifies the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's best builders of culture and code. AOL operates at scale, connecting tens of thousands of publishers with advertisers on its global and programmatic, content and advertising platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,135 [$4,126]
rev ($mm)
$2,569
EBITDA ($mm)
$433
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.9x
closed 11/18/2013 via Market Wire

Acceleritas Corp., acquired Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Acceleritas Corp., a development stage company that provides security services, announces the acquisition of all of the assets and business of Hollywall Entertainment Inc., and plans to change its name to Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. Hollywall Entertainment is a multifaceted media and entertainment company.
buyer: Acceleritas Corp. (OTCPK:HWAL:$0.00)
Acceleritas Corp., a development stage company, provides security services to general public, corporate world, and government agencies primarily in the United States. The company was formerly known as National Intelligence Association, Inc. and changed its name to Acceleritas Corp. in March 2013. "
target: Hollywall Entertainment, Inc.
Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. is a multifaceted media and entertainment company focused on ownership and content acquisition of music, film, television, home video, and computer game software libraries.
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announced 6/21/2013 via Company Press Release

VETEK, will acquire Ukrainian Media Holding

synopsis: VETEK and Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") signed a sales agreement for Vetek to acquire 98% of UMH. UMH operates as a multimedia company in the Ukraine and Russia.
buyer: VETEK
The main activity of VETEK Group is focused on investments into the oil and gas industry of Ukraine, including modernization and restoration of the refining sector competitiveness. "
target: Ukrainian Media Holding
Ukrainian Media Holding ("UMH") is a dynamic multimedia company in Eastern Europe that controls over 50 media brands. In Ukraine UMH is leader on markets of Internet, radio and press, in Russia UMH is the most dynamic publishing company among top-10 market players.
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closed 1/31/2013 via Company Press Release

Global Eagle, acquired Advanced Inflight Alliance AG

synopsis: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced merger with Advanced Inflight Alliance AG (AIA). The company provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
buyer: Global Eagle (ENT:$406.30)
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination involving Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. and one or more businesses. "
target parent: PAR Capital Management
target: Advanced Inflight Alliance AG
Advanced Inflight Alliance AG provides various inflight entertainment services, including audio, video, engineering, multimedia, and video games for passenger airlines through the IFE Alliance platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$142 [$132]*
rev ($mm)
$169
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 2/14/2012 via PR Newswire

Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, acquired Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Shanda Interactive Entertainment, a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, has completed its merger with Premium Lead Company Limited and New Era Investment Holding Ltd.
buyer: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China. "
target: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$697*
rev ($mm)
$1,041
EBITDA ($mm)
$199
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.6x
cancelled 5/9/2011 via Market Watch

The Gores Group, LLC, cancelled an acquisition of CKx, Inc.

synopsis: CKX, Inc. has cancelled the agreement to be acquired by The Gores Group and has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset manager.
buyer: The Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. "
target: CKx, Inc.
CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content. The company has focused on acquiring globally recognized entertainment content and related assets, such as the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$274
EBITDA ($mm)
$60
EV / rev
0.0x
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0.0x
announced 2/21/2011 via Reuters

West Australian Newspapers Limited, will acquire Seven Media Group

synopsis: Australian newspaper group West Australian Newspaper Holdings has agreed to buy Seven Media Group in a deal forged by tycoon Kerry Stokes that will create the country's biggest media company. Seven Media Group owns interests in Australia’s largest commercial television network and the second largest publisher of magazines in Australia.
buyer: West Australian Newspapers Limited
West Australian Newspapers Holdings Limited is the ultimate holding company of the West Australian Newspapers Group, the leading media group in Western Australia. The flagship of the Group is The West Australian daily newspaper, which is published Monday to Saturday. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Seven Media Group
Seven is one of Australia’s largest media holding companies. Seven owns interests in Australia’s largest commercial television network, the second largest publisher of magazines in Australia, and is creating a presence in online and new communications technologies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,043 [$4,145]
rev ($mm)
$1,453
EBITDA ($mm)
$361
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
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closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
price ($mm)
$18
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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*
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closed 12/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Sam Zell, acquired Tribune Company

synopsis: Tribune Company has completed its going-private transaction by merging with an acquisition subsidiary of the Tribune Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Effective immediately, Sam Zell, who financed the transaction, assumes the roles of chairman of the board and chief executive officer.
buyer: Sam Zell
Sam Zell is an American billionaire real-estate entrepreneur from Chicago. With an estimated net worth of US$4.5 billion, he is ranked as the 52nd richest American by Forbes Magazine. "
target: Tribune Company (TRCO:$1,920.00)
TRIBUNE is one of the country’s top media companies, operating businesses in publishing, interactive and broadcasting. It reaches more than 80 percent of U.S. households and is the only media organization with newspapers, television stations and websites in the nation’s top three markets.
price ($mm)
$12,941
rev ($mm)
$5,463
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,376
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.4x
announced 11/20/2006 via Market Watch

Seven Media Group, will acquire Seven Network Ltd.

synopsis: Seven Network Ltd. has agreed to form a $4 billion joint venture with New York-based private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Sydney-based Seven said KKR will invest around A$735 million for a 50% stake in the venture, known as Seven Media Group.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Seven Media Group
Seven Media Group is an investment vehicle created by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. for the purpose of purchasing the media assets of Seven Network Ltd of Australia. "
target: Seven Network Ltd.
Seven is recognised as one of Australia’s leading media companies. We are Australia’s largest commercial television network. We publish two of the three most widely-read magazines in Australia.
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