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Zebralution GmbH, acquired EMS GmbH

synopsis: Berlin-based digital distributor Zebralution has acquired Encoding Management Service – EMS GmbH, a German technical services provider for digital businesses. EMS's solution for digital contents enables fast and secure ripping, encoding, and delivery of audio, video, and eBook data to online retailers, aggregators, and other services.
buyer: Zebralution GmbH
Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe. The company has dedicated operations, marketing and business teams, and provide distribution and marketing services to over 450 music labels and audio publishers from around the world. "
target: EMS GmbH
EMS GmbH is a German technological service provider for digital businesses. Their logistical solution for digital contents, the Encoding Management Service (EMS), enables fast, secure ripping, encoding, and delivery of audio, video and eBook data to online retailers, aggregators and other services.
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closed 8/27/2008 via BusinessWire

Telestream, Inc., acquired Vara Software Ltd.

synopsis: Telestream, the provider of Flip4mac, Episode and FlipFactory content repurposing and workflow automation products, has completed the acquisition of European-based Vara Software Ltd. The acquisition adds the products, technologies and employees of Vara Software to those of Telestream, Inc., a privately-held US-based company.
buyer: Telestream, Inc.
Telestream products have set the standard with the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, enterprises and government institutions for automated media encoding and delivery over IP networks. "
target: Vara Software Ltd.
Vara Software provides real-time production tools, including webcasting, screencasting and rich media presentation products for entertainment, corporate communications, education and training.
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announced 3/6/2014 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will acquire Blayze Inc.

synopsis: Vobile, the worldwide leading provider of video and audio content identification, analytics and management services, announced the acquisition of Blayze, a YouTube analytics and content marketing startup launched in 2012 through venture fund MuckerCapital.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is a leading provider of video content identification and management services. Its core VideoDNA™ content identification and management technology enables fully automated identification, tracking and management of any video content, including associated audio, with high performance, accuracy."
target: Blayze Inc.
Blayze has built the world’s most powerful video curation tool to create a better video sharing experience for YouTube creators and fans.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BusinessWire

inMusic, purchased AIR Software Group from Avid Technology, Inc.

synopsis: inMusic announced the acquisition of AIR Software Group, a cutting-edge audio software and technology development team. The AIR team develops a number of specialized effects plug-ins for Avid’s Pro Tools® software, the de facto standard for professional audio production across the music, film, and television industries.
buyer: inMusic
inMusic is the new parent company for a family of premier brands that includes AIR Software Group, Akai Professional, Alesis, Alto Professional, ION Audio, M-Audio, MixMeister, Numark, and Sonivox. "
seller: Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID:$514.86)
The AIR team develops a number of specialized effects plug-ins for Avid’s Pro Tools® software, the de facto standard for professional audio production across the music, film, and television industries.
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$12
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
price ($mm)
$90
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$40
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2.3x
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announced 4/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Vitec Group PLC, will acquire Lightstream, Inc.

synopsis: The Vitec Group plc, a leading global provider of premium branded products and solutions for the image capture and content creation market, has acquired Lightstream, a developer of cloud-based live production software. Lightstream enables content creators to improve their live video streams and better engage their audience with interactive widgets.
buyer: The Vitec Group PLC (GB:VT:$399.07)
The Vitec Group is a leading global provider of premium branded products and solutions to the fast changing and growing “image capture and content creation” market. Vitec designs and manufactures camera supports, robotic camera systems, prompters, LED lights, mobile power, monitors and more "
target: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a developer of cloud-based live production software. Lightstream enables content creators to improve their live video streams. Their software allows users to create more professional and impactful live streams and better engage their audience with alerts and interactive widgets.
price ($mm)
$36
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$2
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19.9x
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closed 3/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Hopin, acquired Streamable Inc.

synopsis: UK-based Hopin, the leading virtual experience platform, has acquired Streamable, a popular video hosting service that receives 75,000 new video uploads per day and has over 5,000 paying customers in more than 100 countries.
buyer: Hopin
Based in the UK, Hopin enables brands and communities to create all-in-one live video experiences for their audiences. Through its platforms, attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world. "
target: Streamable Inc.
Streamable is an internet video streaming company that powers innovative video experiences for thousands of creators and businesses all around the world. With Streamable, users can upload, crop, trim, embed, and share videos without ever leaving the browser.
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closed 1/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc., acquired Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd.

synopsis: Deluxe, a provider of digital and cloud based solutions to the world's leading content production studios and distributors, has acquired Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd. Based in the UK, Sundog offers a highly automated, cloud-based platform that creates specialized multi-format, multi-language files for theatrical distribution and streaming platforms.
buyer: Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Inc.
Deluxe provides secure distribution and localization services for studios, OTT platforms, and content creators. Its cloud-based solutions offer customizable, end-to-end solutions that enable customers to create and distribute content and streaming experiences to audiences on a global scale. "
target: Sundog Media Toolkit, Ltd.
UK-based Sundog Media Toolkit is the leading automated SaaS solution for mastering and versioning TV and movies at speed and scale. The company's cloud-based platform creates specialized multi-format, multi-language files for theatrical distribution and streaming platforms.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Pixellot, acquired VidSwap

synopsis: Pixellot, an Israel-based leading provider of AI-Automated sports production announced its acquisition of VidSwap, a sports video analysis and editing platform for multiple types of athletic events, establishing the first end-to-end automated video and data solution in the sports industry.
buyer: Pixellot
Headquartered in Israel, Pixellot’s automated sports production solutions revolutionize traditional video capture, production and distribution processes, enabling professional and amateur sports organizations to affordably cover and monetize their events. "
target: VidSwap
VidSwap is a web-based video editing and analysis application for sports organizations specializing in game exchange, video sharing and game analysis. They support all major team sports including soccer, basketball, hockey football, and baseball, and serve amateur, youth, HS, college, and pro teams.
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closed 11/6/2019 via BusinessWire

ftrack, acquired Cospective

synopsis: ftrack, creator of the production tracking and media review platform for creatives, announced the acquisition of Cospective, creator of the Academy Award and Emmy-winning synchronized remote review tool cineSync.
buyer: ftrack
ftrack is a scalable cloud-based project management solution used in the media & entertainment industry to help teams meet the ever-increasing demands of post production. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Cospective
Cospective creates innovative software solutions that solve visual communication challenges. They are the creators of Academy Award winning video review and approval software, including cineSync and Frankie.
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closed 10/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Atomos, acquired Timecode Systems

synopsis: Atomos, an Australian company whose vision is to invent ground breaking and disruptive technologies that enhance, simplify and ultimately democratize video content creation, acquired Timecode Systems, a UK company whose system provides a professional, multicamera, synchronization solution.
buyer: Atomos (ASX:AMS:$36.87)
Atomos is an Australian company whose vision is to invent ground breaking and disruptive technologies that enhance, simplify and ultimately democratize video content creation. Their devices take images directly from the camera’s sensor, then enhance, record and distribute them for content creation. "
target: Timecode Systems
Timecode Systems is a UK company whose system provides a professional, multicamera, synchronization solution that gives video production teams and editors more time to focus on being creative. Their technology platform has been integrated into a number of software solutions.
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$13
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closed 4/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Izotope, Inc., acquired Exponential Audio, LLC

synopsis: iZotope, a developer of professional audio software for musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers, has acquired Exponential Audio, a company that creates software for audio professionals. Exponential Audio offers world-class reverb plugins for music production, post production, and sound design.
buyer: Izotope, Inc.
iZotope is a developer of professional audio software for musicians, music producers, and audio post engineers. iZotope offers solutions for audio recording, mixing, mastering, and creative effects. Their post production tools help enhance audio for film, broadcast video, and new media. "
target: Exponential Audio, LLC
Exponential Audio creates software for audio professionals. Exponential Audio offers world-class reverb plugins for music production, post production, and sound design. Their reverb plugins enable audio engineers to easily bring character to musical performances and fit dialogue into scenes.
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closed 5/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Endeavor, LLC, acquired NeuLion Incorporated

synopsis: Endeavor, a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion, is to acquire NeuLion, Inc., a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: NeuLion Incorporated (TSX:NLN:$95.32)
NeuLion, Inc. is a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices.
price ($mm)
$250
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$95
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closed 7/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Gfinity plc, acquired CEVO, Inc

synopsis: Gfinity plc, a leading esports business, has acquired CEVO, Inc, a global provider of technology and services to the esports market. CEVO stage their own online tournaments while their technology and collective expertise power some of the leading esports events. They provide proprietary, market leading anti-cheat technology and broadcast software.
buyer: Gfinity plc (AIM:GFIN:$5.99)
GfiGfinity Plc is a leading electronic sport (eSports) business that enables gamers from around the world to watch and participate in gaming tournaments both online or live at the Gfinity Arena. Gfinity stages world leading esports events that feature the world's top esport players. "
target: CEVO, Inc
CEVO provides esports services and innovative technologies to clients globally. CEVO stage their own online tournaments while their technology and collective expertise power some of the leading esports events. Their technology offering includes anti-cheat technology and broadcast software.
price ($mm)
$1.99
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$1
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3.4x
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announced 3/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, will acquire Replay Technologies

synopsis: Intel, the world's largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue, is buying Replay Technologies, an Israeli company that helps sports broadcasters show a panoramic view of the action.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$78,098.00)
Intel architecture goes beyond PCs and servers and extends to phones, tablets, consumer electronics devices, and more. They are the world's largest semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. "
target: Replay Technologies
Replay Technologies' vision is to power the next big revolution in video by using their proprietary freeD™ technology to create novel viewing experiences. They help sports broadcasters show a panoramic view of the action.
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closed 2/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Shotgun Software, acquired Tweak Software, Inc.

synopsis: Tweak Software, the makers of the RV player, are joining the Shotgun team at Autodesk. Tweak Software, Inc. develops software for visual effects playback and review.
buyer parent: Autodesk, Inc.
buyer: Shotgun Software
Shotgun is the creative industry’s trusted system for secure, efficient production management and review. A standardized toolset for animation, visual effects and game development pipelines, it enables studios and remote collaborators to increase efficiency and reduce risk through transparency. "
target: Tweak Software, Inc.
Tweak Software, Inc. develops software for visual effects playback and review. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 9/12/2014 via Company Press Release

Blackmagic Design, Inc., acquired Eyeon Software Inc.

synopsis: Blackmagic Design announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
buyer: Blackmagic Design, Inc.
Blackmagic Design, Inc. manufactures video editing products, video converters, routers, color correctors, film restoration software solutions, and waveform monitors for feature film, post-production, and broadcast industries. "
target: Eyeon Software Inc.
eyeon Software Inc. develops applications for the VFX and postproduction communities. It offers Fusion, a compositing application for feature film and broadcast projects; and Rotation, a rotascoping, paint, and keying shot preparation system.
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closed 9/10/2014 via PR Web

Fluendo, acquired LongoMatch

synopsis: Fluendo, an international company that enables multimedia and video on a wide variety of devices and operating systems, has acquired LongoMatch, a cross-platform software tool that lets users perform real-time analysis on sports game video feeds.
buyer: Fluendo
Founded in 2004 in Barcelona, Fluendo enables multimedia on a wide variety of devices and operating systems. Fluendo employs central developers of GStreamer, an Open Source framework which is quickly establishing itself as the de-facto standard multimedia framework for cross-platform software. "
target: LongoMatch
LongoMatch is a free video analysis software for sport analysts with unlimited possibilities. Users can Record, Tag, Review, Draw, Edit Videos and much more.
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announced 7/11/2012 via Company Press Release

Red Giant Software LLC, will acquire Singular Software Inc.

synopsis: Red Giant has acquired Singular Software's audio synchronization products and technology. Their companies are both spread out geographically, with many team members working remotely but efficiently using Google Docs, Skype and other tools to refine ideas and build products.
buyer: Red Giant Software LLC
Founded in 2002, Red Giant Software publishes and develops plug-ins, applications, and iPhone apps from visual effects industry veterans Stu Maschwitz and John Knoll. "
target: Singular Software Inc.
Singular Software create software that is used by producers of audio and video content to help them work faster and have more fun.
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announced 3/22/2021 via BusinessWire

Sportradar AG, will acquire Synergy Sports

synopsis: Switzerland-based Sportradar, the world’s leading provider of sports data intelligence and sport entertainment solutions, will acquire Synergy Sports, pioneers in automated sports technology solutions, and the market leader in data and video analytics in the U.S. College and Professional sports space.
buyer: Sportradar AG
Sportradar is a global provider of sports betting and sports entertainment products and services. The company provides sports federations, news media, consumer platforms, and sports betting operators with a range of solutions to help grow their business. "
target: Synergy Sports
Synergy Sports is the market leader in data and video analytics in the U.S. College and Professional sports space and has created a full suite of cutting edge automated technology solutions to serve teams, leagues, and federations around the world.
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closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Zebralution GmbH, acquired EMS GmbH

synopsis: Berlin-based digital distributor Zebralution has acquired Encoding Management Service – EMS GmbH, a German technical services provider for digital businesses. EMS's solution for digital contents enables fast and secure ripping, encoding, and delivery of audio, video, and eBook data to online retailers, aggregators, and other services.
buyer: Zebralution GmbH
Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe. The company has dedicated operations, marketing and business teams, and provide distribution and marketing services to over 450 music labels and audio publishers from around the world. "
target: EMS GmbH
EMS GmbH is a German technological service provider for digital businesses. Their logistical solution for digital contents, the Encoding Management Service (EMS), enables fast, secure ripping, encoding, and delivery of audio, video and eBook data to online retailers, aggregators and other services.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GEMA E. V., acquired Zebralution GmbH

synopsis: GEMA has acquired a majority stake in digital distribution company Zebralution. The German collection society has become one of the first performance rights organisations in the world to buy into a streaming distributor. Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe.
buyer: GEMA E. V.
Around 70,000 composers, text authors and music publishers have joined forces in Germany to form the GEMA association. As one of the largest authors of works of music worldwide, GEMA respects the rights of German music makers and the rights of over 2 million copyright holders worldwide. "
target: Zebralution GmbH
Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe. The company has dedicated operations, marketing and business teams, and provide distribution and marketing services to over 450 music labels and audio publishers from around the world.
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closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Zebralution GmbH, acquired EMS GmbH

synopsis: Berlin-based digital distributor Zebralution has acquired Encoding Management Service – EMS GmbH, a German technical services provider for digital businesses. EMS's solution for digital contents enables fast and secure ripping, encoding, and delivery of audio, video, and eBook data to online retailers, aggregators, and other services.
buyer: Zebralution GmbH
Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe. The company has dedicated operations, marketing and business teams, and provide distribution and marketing services to over 450 music labels and audio publishers from around the world. "
target: EMS GmbH
EMS GmbH is a German technological service provider for digital businesses. Their logistical solution for digital contents, the Encoding Management Service (EMS), enables fast, secure ripping, encoding, and delivery of audio, video and eBook data to online retailers, aggregators and other services.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ingrooves Music Group, acquired Electromode Music

synopsis: Ingrooves Music Group has acquired independent South Africa-based music distributor, Electromode, marking Ingrooves’ entrance into the growing African music market. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions. "
target: Electromode Music
Electromode is a South Africa-based distributor of music on digital and mobile music platforms. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang. Electromode has an overall catalog of more than 30,000 songs.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GEMA E. V., acquired Zebralution GmbH

synopsis: GEMA has acquired a majority stake in digital distribution company Zebralution. The German collection society has become one of the first performance rights organisations in the world to buy into a streaming distributor. Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe.
buyer: GEMA E. V.
Around 70,000 composers, text authors and music publishers have joined forces in Germany to form the GEMA association. As one of the largest authors of works of music worldwide, GEMA respects the rights of German music makers and the rights of over 2 million copyright holders worldwide. "
target: Zebralution GmbH
Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe. The company has dedicated operations, marketing and business teams, and provide distribution and marketing services to over 450 music labels and audio publishers from around the world.
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announced 1/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Phonofile will be merged with finetunes GmbH,

synopsis: Phonofile AS, an independent music aggregator, working with over 1.000 labels and a catalogue of more than 450.000 tracks, is merging with finetunes GmbH, a Hamburg-based digital distributor and technology company that represents a high quality and focused roster of independent labels from around the world.
buyer parent: SendR
buyer: finetunes GmbH
finetunes creates digital opportunities and revenues for independent labels. The Hamburg-based digital distributor and technology company represents a high quality and focused roster of independent labels from around the world. "
target: Phonofile
Phonofile is a digital distribution partner for record labels, recording artists and distribution companies. Whether a record label or a stand alone artist with a great story, Phonofile can help to distribute and sell music online.
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announced 1/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, will acquire LOEN Entertainment

synopsis: Kakao, South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app that merged with Internet company Daum, is pinning its international expansion hopes on music after it announced plans to buy a majority stake in Loen Entertainment, the company behind Korea’s top online music service MelOn.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$3,683.19)
Kakao is South Korea’s dominant mobile messaging app. Kakao is a South Korean internet company established in 2014. It was formed from a merger of Daum Communications and Kakao to Daum Kakao in 2014, and Daum Kakao changed its name to Kakao in 2015. "
target parent: Affinity Equity Partners
target: LOEN Entertainment (A016170:$284.66)
Loen Entertainment Co., formerly Seoul Records, is a South Korean record label. Loen Entertainment is a provider of Korea’s premier music download/streaming platform, MelOn.
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$304
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$70
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closed 12/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Xandrie SA, acquired QoBuz Sarl

synopsis: Xandrie, the leading international specialist in digital culture and entertainment, has acquired Qobuz. Qobuz is a Premium orientated online music service. Qobuz offers an online catalogue featuring more than 8 million titles, including all the majors and all significant independents.
buyer: Xandrie SA
Xandrie is the leading international specialist in digital culture and entertainment. Through its brand allbrary, Xandrie offers unique experiences with a comprehensive range of digital products: eBooks, movies & series, video games, music, software, newspapers & magazines, and more. "
target: QoBuz Sarl
Qobuz is a Premium orientated online music service. Qobuz offers an online catalogue featuring more than 8 million titles, including all the majors and all significant independents. Qobuz is a French online music service currently being developed internationally.
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announced 12/14/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Stingray Digital Media Group, will acquire Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD)

synopsis: Stingray Digital Group Inc., a leading business-to-business multiplatform music provider, announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD), Australia's most important digital music services provider.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$222.24)
Stingray is a leading business-to-business multi-platform music and in-store media solutions provider operating on a global scale, reaching an estimated 135 million Pay-TV subscribers (or households) in 127 countries. "
target: Digital Music Distribution Pty. Ltd. (DMD)
Digital Music Distribution (DMD) provides digital music services to the public, broadcasters and other media suppliers as well as brand partners. DMD offers linear, subscription and brand promotion services across a wide range of music catalogues.
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closed 8/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Vubiquity, Inc., acquired Juice Worldwide

synopsis: VUBIQUITY, the leading global provider of premium content services, announced the acquisition of Juice Worldwide, one of the world's top OTT certified and preferred encoding houses and digital delivery agents. The deal is a significant next step in VUBIQUITY’s mission to expand its premium content services and global distribution capabilities.
buyer: Vubiquity, Inc.
VUBIQUITY is the leading global provider of Premium Content Services. From licensing to delivery, VUBIQUITY offers a full scope of managed services including digital and OTT distribution to every major media provider. "
target: Juice Worldwide
Juice Worldwide offers digital supply chain solutions across all media. They are a one-stop-shop for film, television and music content owners requiring media management and multiplatform distribution. Service offerings also include: Post Production, Blu-ray and DVD Authoring and DCP file creation.
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closed 12/15/2014 via AP - Associated Press

AdRev, acquired DashGo Inc.

synopsis: YouTube music administrative service AdRev announced that it has acquired DashGo Inc., a digital-music distribution and marketing firm for record labels, podcasters and recording artists. They have a world-class suite of tools to distribute music, track fans and promotions, analyze sales and market music.
buyer parent: AudioMicro, Inc.
buyer: AdRev
AdRev is a program that administrates the monetization of YouTube’s Content ID system on behalf of music and video copyright holders (film/TV studios, record labels, publishers, production music libraries) by serving advertisements on YouTube videos. "
target: DashGo Inc.
DashGo is a boutique digital music distributor. They get to help bands and labels release their music online. They have a world-class suite of tools to distribute music, track fans and promotions, analyze sales and market music.
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closed 10/5/2010 via Market Wire

RTG Ventures, Inc., acquired Audigist Digital Distribution

synopsis: RTG Ventures, Inc. has acquired Audigist.com, a digital distribution platform, for its Media Systems Division. The acquisition complements RTG Ventures' strategy to provide vehicles for independent musicians and record labels to sell direct to consumers, monetize and maintain control of their inventory at the same time.
buyer: RTG Ventures, Inc. (RTGV:$0.00)
RTG Ventures, Inc. ("RTGV"), through NMTV, is an online media and electronic payment systems provider with an aggressive business model to grow unique and highly profitable consumer and business services both by organic growth of current assets and by acquisition. "
target: Audigist Digital Distribution
Audigist.com was created in 2003 by music industry executives from Studio Nyne.com and Jersey Live who specialize in mixing and production, music event management and web design & development.
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announced 4/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Buongiorno S.p.A., will acquire Dada.net S.p.A.

synopsis: Buongiorno S.p.A., a leading multinational provider of services and solutions for the mobile-connected life, signed a definitive agreement to purchase 100% of the shares of Dada.net S.p.A. Dada’s offer to the final user is focused on digital products and services including Digital Music, Mobile Applications, Mobile and Social Community services.
buyer: Buongiorno S.p.A. ( IT:BNG:$233.97)
Buongiorno is a global enabler of the mobile connected life. The company is the preferred partner for telecoms, enterprises, handset and connected device manufacturers, supporting them in delivering customized mobile data experiences. "
target parent: Dada S.p.A.
target: Dada.net S.p.A.
Dada.net is the business unit of Dada S.p.A. that develops the range of products and services for end-usesr in the fields of Mobile Services, Mobile Applications, Social Community and Digital Music. Dada.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
$110
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
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3.1x
closed 9/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Zealot Networks, acquired Nirvana Digital

synopsis: Multi-platform digital media company Zealot Networks has announced its latest acquisition, Mumbai based multi-channel network Nirvana Digital. Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks, Inc. is a digital-first media and entertainment company poised to lead the next chapter in the ongoing evolution of digital media with its holistic approach to connecting entrepreneurs with brands and like-minded communities. "
target: Nirvana Digital
Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
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closed 7/29/2010 via Company Press Release

The Orchard Enterprises Inc merged with Dimensional Associates, LLC,

synopsis: The Orchard, a global leader in music and video distribution and comprehensive digital strategy, announced the completion of its acquisition byDimensional Associates, LLC, the New York-based private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc. and the majority owner of The Orchard.
buyer parent: JDS Capital Management, Inc.
buyer: Dimensional Associates, LLC
Dimensional Associates LLC is a private equity firm. It seeks to invest in digital media with a focus on online music distribution. It operates as a subsidiary of JDS Capital Management, Inc. The firm is based in Rye, New York. "
target: The Orchard Enterprises Inc (:$62.27)
The Orchard is an independent music and video distributor specializing in comprehensive digital strategies for content owners. Through innovative global marketing and promotions, The Orchard drives sales across more than 660 digital and mobile storefronts in 75 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.55 [$3.07]*
rev ($mm)
$62
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0.3x
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

RedEye Distribution, Inc., acquired Border Music

synopsis: Redeye, a company that connects independent artists and labels to an expanding global marketplace through customer service and sales and marketing expertise, has acquired Border Music, a music distribution company headquartered in Sweden that provides a wide range of services that include sales, marketing, promotion, accounting and management.
buyer: RedEye Distribution, Inc.
Redeye connects independent artists and labels to an expanding global marketplace through customer service and sales and marketing expertise. They have charted a course of steady, sustainable growth by developing a strong distribution network and providing a multitude of services to their partners. "
target: Border Music
Border Music is a music distribution company headquartered in Sweden. It provides a wide range of services that include sales, marketing, promotion, accounting and management. It also has Digital/Physical Sales and Marketing Team members in Norway, Denmark and Finland.
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closed 3/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sony Red, acquired Essential Music and Marketing

synopsis: Sony Music U.K.’s artist and label services division Red has acquired London-based independent sales and distribution company Essential Music and Marketing. The company is an independent provider of physical and digital sales and marketing and label services for music artists and record labels.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Red
Red offers a focused and tailored solution for independent labels and artists in the UK and are committed to delivering the best possible campaigns and routes to market. "
target: Essential Music and Marketing
Essential Music and Marketing is a London-based independent sales and distribution company. The company is an independent provider of physical and digital sales and marketing and label services for music artists and record labels.
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closed 5/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Consortium (Aztec Music), acquired Aztec Music Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Melbourne label Aztec Music has been bought by a consortium of 'strategic' investors led by Paul Dainty. Aztec Music engages in music distribution.
buyer: Consortium (Aztec Music)
A consortium of investors led by Paul Dainty. "
target: Aztec Music Pty Ltd.
Aztec Music Pty Ltd. engages in music distribution and reissue. The company distributes Australian music and selected New Zealand music. Aztec Music Pty Ltd. was founded in 1967 and is based in Collingwood, Australia.
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closed 5/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Alliance Entertainment Corp, acquired Audiolife

synopsis: Alliance Entertainment, LLC has acquired Audiolife, the music industry's leading direct-to-fan fulfillment company. Alliance Entertainment is the top distributor of home entertainment (audio and video) software in the U.S., the fourth-largest music account, and an accomplished distribution channel for apparel, hardware and accessories.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment offers an extensive product inventory (including CDs, DVDs, videos, video games and related merchandise), e-commerce fulfillment capabilities and innovative technology and support services for today's marketplace, including third party logistics services. "
target: Audiolife
Audiolife is a distribution and manufacturing platform that allows artists to reach their fans through digital and physical products, such as digital downloads, ringtones, CDs, merchandise, downloads, and promotional items.
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closed 3/2/2012 via

INgrooves, acquired Fontana Distribution

synopsis: INgrooves, a leading provider of digital distribution, marketing and technology services to the global music community, announced that it has acquired Fontana Distribution from Universal Music Group (UMG). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: INgrooves
INgrooves is a digital media distribution and technology company that provides various software development, distribution and marketing services via its INgrooves, INscribe Digital and ONE Digital divisions. "
target: Fontana Distribution
Fontana Distribution deals in distribution, as well as in a range of sales, marketing, and back office support services, for a diverse roster of independent record labels and their artists. Fontana Distribution also partners with Executive Music Group and Chicago Independent Distribution.
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closed 5/16/2007 via BusinessWire

Genius Products, Inc., purchased Castalian Music from EMI Group plc

synopsis: Genius Products, Inc.announced that Genius Products, LLC has acquired Castalian Music from EMI North America. Castalian is a fully integrated direct response TV marketing and fulfillment service for the music and video entertainment industry.
buyer: Genius Products, Inc. (GNUS:$1.92)
Genius Products, Inc. is a multi-brand company that produces and distributes affordable entertainment products including DVDs and CDs. Its products are sold in retail outlets nationwide under well-known brands. "
seller: EMI Group plc
EMI Group is the third-largest music producer in the world and EMI Music Publishing is the world's largest music publishers, controlling more than one million copyrights. Record labels: Virgin, Capitol and Chrysalis. Owns HMV music stores and Waterstone and Dillion bookstores and 50% of musicmaker.
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announced 5/14/2007 via PR Newswire

KOCH Entertainment, will purchase independent music distribution business from Navarre Corporation

synopsis: Navarre Corporation a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, has entered into an agreement to sell its independent music distribution business to KOCH Entertainment for $6.5 million in cash.
buyer parent: Marwyn Investment Management LLP
buyer: KOCH Entertainment
KOCH Entertainment is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. "
seller: Navarre Corporation (NAVR:$480.82)
Navarre Corporation is a publisher and distributor of physical and digital home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD video, video games and accessories. The Company currently provides its products to over 19,000 retail and distribution center locations.
price ($mm)
$6.50
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announced 8/5/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Blinkx Plc, will acquire Grab Media

synopsis: Blinkx, the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world’s most advanced video engine, that connects consumers with advertisers through professionally generated content online, entered into an all cash transaction with Grab Media, a leading online video content syndication and advertising platform.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
Blinkx plc is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, Blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Grab Media
Grab Media is a leading premium video distribution company. It connects premium video content from a wide collection of professional sources and brand-name advertisers to ideal viewers. Marketers rely on Grab Media to position their message in front of large-scale, engaged audiences.
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