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announced 7/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire OCESA

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a controlling interest in OCESA Entretenimiento, a leading promoter in Latin America and owner of Ticketmaster Mexico from CIE and Grupo Televisa.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target parent: CIE
target: OCESA
One of the most prominent live events businesses globally, OCESA promotes more than 3,100 events for nearly 6 million fans annually across Mexico and Colombia and has a robust business portfolio in ticketing, sponsorship, food & beverage, merchandise, and venue operation.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Senbla, acquired General Entertainment Associates

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

Eventim, acquired DreamHaus GmbH

synopsis: CTS Eventim, a German provider of ticketing services and live entertainment, has acquired a majority stake in DreamHaus GmbH, a concert agency in Germany. DreamHaus provides event production and management services for businesses and festivals. The company organizes concerts for shows, tours, festivals, and brand partnerships.
buyer: Eventim (XTRA:EVD:$726.25)
Headquartered in Germany, CTS Eventim is one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment. In 2018, approx. 250 million tickets were marketed using their systems. They also operate some of Europe’s most renowned venues, such as the LANXESS arena and the EVENTIM Apollo. "
target: DreamHaus GmbH
DreamHaus is a concert agency in Germany. DreamHaus provides event production and management services for businesses and festivals. The company organizes concerts for shows, tours, festivals, and brand partnerships.
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closed 10/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Alex Fane, acquired Fane Productions Ltd.

synopsis: Literary events production company Fane Productions has become independent, after its founder Alex Fane sealed a reaquisition of the 80% majority stake from Original Talent. The company focuses on hosting events revolving around literature, podcasts, the stage and screen.
buyer: Alex Fane
Alex Fane is a 25-year-old entrepreneur that formed Fane Productions in February 2017. Fane Productions is one of the UK’s fastest growing and most dynamic production companies. "
target parent: Original Talent Limited
target: Fane Productions Ltd.
Fane Productions operates as a unique one-stop shop for top talent from across the global entertainment industry. The company focuses on hosting events revolving around literature, podcasts, the stage and screen and is based in London.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

LivexLive Media, acquired React Presents

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired PR Worldwide

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

Eventim, acquired Talent Concert International

synopsis: CTS Eventim, a Germany-based leading international provider of Ticketing and Live Entertainment, has acquired Talent Concert International, a Russian tour and concert promoter that has organized live performances by Blur, Nick Cave, Motörhead, Rihanna and Robbie Williams.
buyer: Eventim (XTRA:EVD:$726.25)
Headquartered in Germany, CTS Eventim is one of the leading international providers of Ticketing and Live Entertainment. In 2018, approx. 250 million tickets were marketed using their systems. They also operate some of Europe’s most renowned venues, such as the LANXESS arena and the EVENTIM Apollo. "
target: Talent Concert International
Talent Concert International is a Russian tour and concert promoter. TCI has organized live performances by Blur, Nick Cave, Motörhead, Rihanna and Robbie Williams. TCI focuses on Moscow and St. Petersburg but also organizes shows in Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok.
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announced 10/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Silver Lake Partners, will acquire TEG Pty Limited

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, will acquire TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading live entertainment and ticketing company, from Affinity Equity Partners (S) Pte Ltd and its affiliates. TEG’s integrated live entertainment platform combines ticketing and event promotion, venue management, data analytics, and marketing services.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Silver Lake Partners
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over US $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Affinity Equity Partners
target: TEG Pty Limited
Based in Australia, TEG is a dynamic and integrated group that promotes live sports and entertainment, provides essential ticketing, technology, and e-commerce services and is a major player in data science and analytics, digital marketing, and customer research.
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closed 9/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Entco

synopsis: Believe, the leading technology and artist services company, has acquired Entco, an Indian live music production company. Entco is a brand experiential company with a focus on immersive music experiences. Entco organises music festivals and concerts in India, the Middle East, South East Asia and the USA.
buyer: Believe Distribution Services
Believe is the leading fully independent digital distributor and label services provider for artists & labels worldwide. They provide dedicated label & international campaign management, trade & digital marketing services, and comprehensive video management & distribution. "
target: Entco
Entco is an Indian live music production company. Entco is a brand experiential company with a focus on immersive music experiences. Entco organises music festivals and concerts in India, the Middle East, South East Asia and the USA.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Virgin Fest, acquired Kaaboo Festival

synopsis: Virgin Fest, the music festival arm of Richard Branson’s worldwide Virgin brand, has acquired Kaaboo, San Diego's largest music, comedy, culinary and art festival. Kaaboo began with its flagship property Kaaboo Del Mar in 2015 and has expanded to the Caribbean (Kaaboo Cayman) and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (Kaaboo Texas).
buyer parent: Virgin Group, Ltd.
buyer: Virgin Fest
Virgin Fest is the music festival arm of Richard Branson’s worldwide Virgin brand. Virgin Fest is being touted as a multi-experiential festival series centered around music, exploration, innovation and generosity. "
target: Kaaboo Festival
Kaaboo is San Diego's largest music, comedy, culinary and art festival. Kaaboo began with its flagship property Kaaboo Del Mar in 2015 and has expanded to the Caribbean (Kaaboo Cayman) and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area (Kaaboo Texas).
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Angus Montgomery Arts, acquired India Art Fair

synopsis: MCH Group company in Basel (Switzerland), is selling its 65.0 percent stake in India Art Fair in New Delhi (India) to Angus Montgomery Arts. India Art Fair is the leading platform to discover modern and contemporary art from South Asia and a portal to the region’s cultural landscape.
buyer parent: Montgomery Worldwide
buyer: Angus Montgomery Arts
Led by Chairman Sandy Angus, Angus Montgomery Arts has more than 40 years’ experience in the contemporary arts sphere, establishing successful fairs globally. Angus Montgomery Arts is committed to delivering high quality, regional art fairs that serve the needs of collectors and galleries. "
target parent: MCH Group AG
target: India Art Fair
India Art Fair is the leading platform to discover modern and contemporary art from South Asia and a portal to the region’s cultural landscape. Taking place annually in the capital city of New Delhi, India Art Fair reflects the country’s fast-developing art scene.
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closed 8/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

TEG Pty Limited, acquired The MJR Group

synopsis: TEG, Australia's leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics business that promotes live sports and entertainment, provides essential ticketing, technology and e-commerce services, has acquired The MJR Group, a UK-based event promoter and venue operator that produces more than 2000 shows a year and owns multiple venues all over the UK.
buyer: TEG Pty Limited
Based in Australia, TEG is Asia Pacific’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics business. The group promotes live sports and entertainment, provides essential ticketing, technology and e-commerce services. "
target: The MJR Group
The MJR Group is a UK-based event promoter and venue operator. They produce more than 2000 shows a year, host concert tours, and own multiple venues all over the UK. They also have stakes in various venues including The Warehouse in Leeds and Propaganda, a famous club-night brand in the UK.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Masterworks, acquired Senbla

synopsis: Sony Music’s Masterworks division has acquired Senbla, a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Masterworks
Sony Music Masterworks (better known as Sony Masterworks) is a record label, the result of a restructuring of Sony Music's classical music division. "
target: Senbla
Senbla is a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired Live Music Production

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

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired C² CONCERTS GmbH

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Spaceland Presents

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

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

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Planet Events

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired One Production

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a controlling interest in ONE Production, one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target parent: Rock Records Singapore Pte Ltd
target: One Production
ONE Production is one of the leading concert promoters in Singapore. The majority of ONE Production shows feature artists from countries across Asia.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Emerson Collective, acquired Pop-Up Magazine Productions

synopsis: Emerson Collective, the social impact organization run by Laurene Powell Jobs, has acquired Pop-Up Magazine Productions, the publisher of Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine. Pop-Up Magazine is a live show about reported stories, photography, film, radio, and music. The California Sunday Magazine is a magazine focused on photography.
buyer: Emerson Collective
Emerson Collective is an organization dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so people can live to their full potential. Established and led by Laurene Powell Jobs, it centers its work on education, immigration reform, the environment and other social justice initiatives. "
target: Pop-Up Magazine Productions
Pop-Up Magazine Productions is the publisher of Pop-Up Magazine and The California Sunday Magazine. Pop-Up Magazine is a live magazine show about reported stories, photography, film, radio, and music. The California Sunday Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine focused on feature stories and photography.
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announced 7/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire OCESA

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a controlling interest in OCESA Entretenimiento, a leading promoter in Latin America and owner of Ticketmaster Mexico from CIE and Grupo Televisa.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target parent: CIE
target: OCESA
One of the most prominent live events businesses globally, OCESA promotes more than 3,100 events for nearly 6 million fans annually across Mexico and Colombia and has a robust business portfolio in ticketing, sponsorship, food & beverage, merchandise, and venue operation.
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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Veeps

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

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Rival

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

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired tixCraft

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired PR Worldwide

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire OCESA

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Go Ahead

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Spaceland Presents

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

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Moshtix Pty Ltd

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Neste Event Marketing

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, announced that it acquired a majority stake in Neste, a leading full-service event marketing company. The companies plan to combine Neste’s expertise with Live Nation’s extensive resources to bring to life, Neste Live!.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events, produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Neste Event Marketing
Neste Event Marketing is a corporate sponsorship and event marketing agency, servicing the growing music festival marketplace. Recently it added the talent buying and event production elements to their offered services.
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closed 2/6/2019 via Company Press Release

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

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Planet Events

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired One Production

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Mainland Music

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

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Upgraded

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Emporium Presents

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Red Mountain Entertainment

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

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

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

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

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired United Concerts

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

TicketWeb, acquired Strobe Labs

synopsis: TicketWeb, a club-focused, self-service ticketing platform owned by Ticketmaster, announced the acquisition of Strobe Labs, a marketing platform created to give venues and promoters a simple and powerful way to learn more about their fans and engage them more effectively.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: TicketWeb
TicketWeb is the industry’s best-in-class event ticketing, marketing and management solution designed for independent venues and event promoters. With TicketWeb, reach more fans, capture more data and sell more tickets. "
target: Strobe Labs
Strobe Labs is a marketing platform created to give venues and promoters a simple and powerful way to learn more about their fans and engage them more effectively.
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announced 7/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., will acquire OCESA

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, has entered into definitive agreements to acquire a controlling interest in OCESA Entretenimiento, a leading promoter in Latin America and owner of Ticketmaster Mexico from CIE and Grupo Televisa.
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target parent: CIE
target: OCESA
One of the most prominent live events businesses globally, OCESA promotes more than 3,100 events for nearly 6 million fans annually across Mexico and Colombia and has a robust business portfolio in ticketing, sponsorship, food & beverage, merchandise, and venue operation.
price ($mm)
$465*
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Senbla, acquired General Entertainment Associates

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

Eventim, acquired DreamHaus GmbH

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

LivexLive Media, acquired React Presents

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired PR Worldwide

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

Eventim, acquired Talent Concert International

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

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Entco

synopsis: Believe, the leading technology and artist services company, has acquired Entco, an Indian live music production company. Entco is a brand experiential company with a focus on immersive music experiences. Entco organises music festivals and concerts in India, the Middle East, South East Asia and the USA.
buyer: Believe Distribution Services
Believe is the leading fully independent digital distributor and label services provider for artists & labels worldwide. They provide dedicated label & international campaign management, trade & digital marketing services, and comprehensive video management & distribution. "
target: Entco
Entco is an Indian live music production company. Entco is a brand experiential company with a focus on immersive music experiences. Entco organises music festivals and concerts in India, the Middle East, South East Asia and the USA.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Virgin Fest, acquired Kaaboo Festival

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

Sony Music Masterworks, acquired Senbla

synopsis: Sony Music’s Masterworks division has acquired Senbla, a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Masterworks
Sony Music Masterworks (better known as Sony Masterworks) is a record label, the result of a restructuring of Sony Music's classical music division. "
target: Senbla
Senbla is a London a based concert promoting and production company, promoting shows and national tours throughout various venues in the UK. It has previously worked with artists including Joss Stone, Ennio Morricone, Marc Almond, Soft Cell, Burt Bacharach, Kristen Chenoweth and more.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired Live Music Production

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

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired C² CONCERTS GmbH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft, a leading entertainment service company, has announced its acquisition of a 51% majority interest in the promoter C² CONCERTS. C² CONCERTS has been a successful local promoter, musical producer and tour operator in Baden-Württemberg, Germany for more than 20 years.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts. "
target: C² CONCERTS GmbH
C² CONCERTS has been a successful local promoter, musical producer and tour operator in Baden-Württemberg, Germany for more than 20 years. The promoter offers a broadly diversified portfolio in the divisions of Rock/Pop, Family Entertainment, Arts+Exhibitions and Classics & Jazz.
price ($mm)
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$8
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0.0x
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closed 5/17/2019 via Los Angeles Times

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Spaceland Presents

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

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

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Planet Events

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired One Production

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

MTV Networks, acquired SnowGlobe Music Festival

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

Olympia Production SAS, will acquire Garorock Festival

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

CID Entertainment, acquired Future Beat

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

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Red Mountain Entertainment

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

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

synopsis: Sanoma has entered into an agreement to acquire 60% of N.C.D. Production Ltd., one of the largest festival and event companies in Finland. N.C.D. Production organises festivals, concerts and cruises across Finland, with facilities located in Jämsä, Tampere, Kuopio and Lahti.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a front running media and learning company impacting the lives of millions every day. They provide consumers with engaging content, offer unique marketing solutions to business partners and enable teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child. "
target: N.C.D. Production Oy
N.C.D. Production is one of the largest festival and event companies in Finland, which organises festivals, concerts and cruises. The events that they produce include Himos Juhannus, Tammerfest, Kuopio Rockcock Festival and Suomipop Festival.
price ($mm)
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$25
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0.0x
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EBITDA ($mm)
($862.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,319.68)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10500
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Ticker: TSX:QBR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc., a Canadian leader in telecommunications, news media, entertainment and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Their subsidiaries are engaged in broadcasting, publishing, music retailing, game development, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,145.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,194.34
EBIT ($mm)
$707.05
Net Income ($mm)
$253.34
Employees
10158
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Ticker: ETM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,060.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$80.79
EBIT ($mm)
$38.31
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4781
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Ticker: XTRA:ERMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$226.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.94
EBIT ($mm)
$3.91
Net Income ($mm)
$2.91
Employees
219
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: SMDI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stratus Media Group, Inc.
Stratus Media Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Santa Barbara, with offices in Los Angeles, Geneva, Switzerland, and Perugia, Italy, Stratus Media Group Inc. (SMDI) is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment events and all media rights.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:FUTR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Future plc
Future plc
Future plc is an international media group and leading digital business, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Future has operations in the UK, US and Australia creating publications, apps, websites and events.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$647.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.29
EBIT ($mm)
$150.12
Net Income ($mm)
$91.12
Employees
2037
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Ticker: GB:MFP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc is focused on the ownership, development, and production of music festivals. The Group wholly owns three summer music festivals, the Festival Internacional de Benicassim in Spain, the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, England, and the Feis Festival in Finsbury Park, London.
year
2011
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Ticker: TSE:6071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IBJ, Inc.
IBJ, Inc. provides a wide array of marriage hunting services to connect people. They operate an online marriage hunting network, as well as offline marriage hunting events. IBJ was established in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$90.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.21
EBIT ($mm)
$13.94
Net Income ($mm)
$9.67
Employees
406
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Ticker: PRXI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc., located in Atlanta, GA, is a major provider of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world and a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$27.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.98)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.76)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
110
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Ticker: AIM:GFIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gfinity plc
Gfinity plc
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.99
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
54
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Ticker: TSXV:YDX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YDX Innovation Corp.
YDX Innovation Corp.
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1.58
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.61)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NGM:ESEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ESEN eSports AB
ESEN eSports AB
ESEN eSports is one of Sweden's largest esports companies with a complete infrastructure for esports which includes its own sports arena, event venue, tournament platform, studio and television production with over 250 broadcasts in the back.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.48)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.50)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCNO:OMAKEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omaken Sports AS
Omaken Sports AS
Omaken Sports is an esport organization based in Norway with world class players in PUBG. Omaken Sports was founded in 2020 by Norwegian content creator Joachim “Noobwork” Haraldsen.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:4696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Watabe Wedding Corporation
Watabe Wedding Corporation
Based in Kyoto, Japan, Watabe Wedding is a complete wedding service provider offering a comprehensive range of wedding services and products. Watabe Wedding helps couples plan both domestic and overseas wedding ceremonies through their global network.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$408.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.79
EBIT ($mm)
$4.44
Net Income ($mm)
$1.48
Employees
2104
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Ticker: LYV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Advertising & Sponsorship.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,513.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($862.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1,319.68)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10500
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Ticker: XTRA:ERMK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Aktiengesellschaft (DEAG) is a leading entertainment service company and a provider of Live Entertainment in Europe with subsidiaries in its core markets. DEAG produces and profitably organises a broad range of live entertainment events and concerts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$226.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.94
EBIT ($mm)
$3.91
Net Income ($mm)
$2.91
Employees
219
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: GB:MFP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc
Music Festivals plc is focused on the ownership, development, and production of music festivals. The Group wholly owns three summer music festivals, the Festival Internacional de Benicassim in Spain, the Hop Farm Music Festival in Kent, England, and the Feis Festival in Finsbury Park, London.
year
2011
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Ticker: OTCPK:SLCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc.
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc.
Spotlight Capital Holdings, Inc. operates through three divisions: films, music and concerts. The Spotlight Films division is engaged in the production of genre pictures. The Spotlight Music Division is engaged in providing music and videos.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A041510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
S.M. Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
247
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Ticker: TSE:7860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Avex Group Holdings Inc. is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. Their subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. operates as a music recording company which also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,411.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.83
EBIT ($mm)
$142.73
Net Income ($mm)
$74.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:7844
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous Inc, provides Online game planning, production and sales of home video game software in the planning, development, production and sales planning, development and operation of amusement housing planning, production, and sale of music and video content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$213.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
$35.66
Net Income ($mm)
$17.60
Employees
451
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
year
2008
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