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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Screen Engine/ASI, acquired TicktBox

synopsis: Screen Engine/ASI, a market research firm that specializes in focus-group testing of movies and TV pilots, has acquired ticktBox, which operates a digital marketing and ticketing platform used by movie distributors, exhibitors, and TV networks. With ticktBox, SE/ASI will have one of the largest databases of active moviegoers in the industry.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Screen Engine/ASI
Screen Engine/ASI is a research and analytics firm with an emphasis on big data focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media spaces. They focus on all distribution platforms, including international film and television, digital and mobile. "
target: TicktBox
TicktBox operates a digital marketing and ticketing platform used by movie distributors, exhibitors, and TV networks. It operates two brands: the business-to-business TicktBox service; and Gofobo, a consumer-facing brand that offers access to advance movie screenings, premieres and other events.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

CM Telecom, acquired YourTicketProvider

synopsis: Breda, The Netherlands-based CM.com, global provider of Conversational Commerce solutions, is acquiring Yourticketprovider. Yourticketprovider was founded in the Netherlands in 2012 and has sold over 10 million tickets over an 11-year period together with cultural label Get-a-ticket.
buyer: CM Telecom (ENXTAM:CMCOM:$167.32)
Netherlands-based CM connects tens of thousands of companies with millions of consumers via their mobile phone each day. Behind the scenes, from their innovative platform, CM makes sure companies can use these millions of messages, phone calls and payments to become part of people’s lives. "
target: YourTicketProvider
Based in the Netherlands, YourTicketProvider was founded in 2012 and has sold over 10 million tickets over an 11-year period together with cultural label Get-a-ticket. YourTicketProvider sells tickets for major festival organizers such as Loveland events, the Zoo events and Kwaku Summer festivals.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sofar Sounds, acquired Seated, Inc.

synopsis: Sofar Sounds, a music events company in the UK, has acquired Seated, a ticketing services platform for live music. Seated provides a frictionless ticketing experience for live events and live streams. Their platform makes it easy for fans to buy tickets and watch live streams of their favorite artists.
buyer: Sofar Sounds
Sofar Sounds is a music events company in the UK. Sofar offers curated, secret performances in more than 400 cities around the world. Their performances are hosted in everyday spaces, from living rooms and rooftops, to retail stores. "
target: Seated, Inc.
Seated is a ticketing services platform for live music. Seated provides a frictionless ticketing experience for live events and live streams. Their platform makes it easy for fans to buy tickets and watch live streams of their favorite artists.
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announced 10/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Medigus, will acquire Eventer

synopsis: Medigus Ltd., an Israeli medical device company, will acquire a 50.1% stake in Eventer Technologies Ltd., an automated online & offline enterprise ticketing and events platform in Israel. Eventer helps clients to maximize their ticket sales. The platform allows consumers to buy tickets for events about sex, sports, life, film, photography and more.
buyer: Medigus (TASE:MDGS:$0.20)
Medigus is an Israeli medical device company. Medigus specializes in developing minimally invasive endosurgical tools and highly innovative imaging solutions. Their MUSE system is a comprehensive endoscopic device for treating GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). "
target: Eventer
Eventer is an automated online & offline enterprise ticketing and events platform in Israel. Eventer helps clients to maximize their ticket sales without consuming their time or resources. The platform allows consumers to buy tickets for events about sex, sports, life, film, photography and more.
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closed 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

TodayTix, acquired Encore Tickets Limited

synopsis: TodayTix, a digital ticketing platform for live shows, arts and cultural experiences, has acquired Encore Tickets from ECI Partners, the UK's leading growth-focused private equity firm. Encore Tickets is the largest multi-channel theatre ticket distributor in the UK. Encore Tickets offers tickets for musicals, plays, attractions, and more.
buyer: TodayTix
TodayTix is a digital ticketing platform for live shows, arts and cultural experiences. Through its mobile-first, design-focused ticketing platform, TodayTix is the place for audiences to discover, explore and engage with the best entertainment their city has to offer. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: Encore Tickets Limited
Encore Tickets is the largest multi-channel theatre ticket distributor in the UK. Encore Tickets works closely with venues, producers and cultural institutions to create exclusive ticket deals for Encore Tickets customers. They offer tickets for musicals, plays, attractions, exhibitions, and more.
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announced 11/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Viagogo, will acquire StubHub, Inc

synopsis: eBay Inc. and viagogo announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for eBay to sell StubHub to viagogo. viagogo is a leading worldwide ticket marketplace for live sport, music and entertainment events, and StubHub is a trusted ticket marketplace in the United States
buyer: Viagogo
Viagogo is a global online platform for live sport, music and entertainment tickets. Viagogo aims to provide ticket buyers with the widest possible choice of tickets to events across the world. "
target parent: eBay
target: StubHub, Inc
StubHub connects fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduces them to the ones they'll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the U.S., they enable fans to buy and sell tens of thousands of tickets, whenever they want, through their desktop and mobile experiences.
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closed 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

AEG, acquired AXS.com

synopsis: AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, has acquired AXS from Outbox, a Canadian white label live event ticketing solution. AXS offers best-in-class ticketing technology that suits every client size and type, from small music clubs to the largest sports stadiums.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: AEG
AEG is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world. The Company owns or controls a collection of companies including facilities such as the STAPLES Center, Prudential Center, and other sports franchieses. "
target parent: Outbox Technology Inc.
target: AXS.com
AXS is a global ticketing platform. AXS offers best-in-class ticketing technology that suits every client size and type, from small music clubs to the largest sports stadiums. AXS is the ticketing partner for over 300 premier venues, sports teams, event organizers around the world.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Festicket, acquired Event Genius & Ticket Arena

synopsis: The UK-based festival booking platform Festicket has acquired UK’s ticketing and point-of-sale platform Event Genius, as well as its consumer-facing brand Ticket Arena. Ticket Arena provides consumers and gig-promoters with a better way to buy and sell tickets online.
buyer: Festicket
Festicket is an innovative website that packages together festival tickets with travel, accommodation and add-ons to create complete festival trips that can be booked in one click. "
target: Event Genius & Ticket Arena
Event Genius provides solutions to event organizers with online ticket sales, POS Software, ticket scanning, seat reservations, and marketing. Ticket Arena provides consumers and gig-promoters with a better way to buy and sell tickets online.
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closed 7/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Patron Technology, acquired Ticketbooth

synopsis: Patron Technology, an integrated ticketing solutions company, has acquired Ticketbooth, the easy way to sell tickets online. Their event ticketing system gives organizers and promoters access to the best ticket management software which enables users to collect online payments, track ticket sales, intelligence reporting and more - all in one place.
buyer: Patron Technology
Patron Technology enables live event organizers to create better, more customized experiences for their ticket buyers and deeper, more profitable relationships with their sponsors through an integrated, industry-leading event technology solution. "
target: Ticketbooth
Ticketbooth is the easy way to sell tickets online. Their event ticketing system gives organizers and promoters access to the best ticket management software which enables users to collect online payments, track ticket sales, intelligence reporting and more - all in one place.
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announced 6/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

AS Delfi, will acquire SIA Biļešu Paradīze

synopsis: A/S Delfi, 100% subsidiary of AS Ekspress Grupp, has through its subsidiaries SIA Delfi Tickets and SIA Delfi Tickets Service signed a contract to acquire100% of the shares in Latvian ticketing platform company, SIA Biļešu Paradīze.
buyer parent: Ekspress Grupp
buyer: AS Delfi
A/S Delfi manages the most popular Latvian news portal, delfi.lv. It has more than 800 thousand monthly users. They also operate in Estonia, Lithuania, and Russia. Delfi provides daily news and videos about topics that range from gardening to politics. "
target: SIA Biļešu Paradīze
SIA Biļešu Paradīze operates an electronic ticket platform and box offices to organise the sale of tickets to various entertainment events on behalf of event organisers. The company has provided online ticket distribution for more than 15 years.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PR Web

SquadUP, acquired Event Nation

synopsis: SquadUP, a mobile-first ticketing, event management and audience engagement platform, has acquired Event Nation, a ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators across the United States. Event Nation allows users to discover, share, and attend the best events in their area or create their own and manage ticket sales.
buyer: SquadUP
SquadUP is a mobile-first ticketing, event management and audience engagement platform. SquadUP enables hosts to create event pages, send invitations, track RSVPs, sell tickets and collect donations. Their customers include Tribeca Enterprises, American City Business Journals, Riot Games, and more. "
target: Event Nation
Event Nation is a ticketing and event registration platform that empowers event creators across the United States. Event Nation allows users to discover, share, and attend the best events in their area or create their own and manage ticket sales, all in one place.
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closed 2/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

France Billet SAS, acquired BilletReduc.com

synopsis: The Lagardère group has completed the sale of Billetreduc.com to France Billet. BilletReduc.com is an online ticketing service in France. The site offers tickets for theater, concerts, sports and other entertainment events. It offers several formulas for booking seats, from the cheapest to the most expensive, based on the quality of the placement.
buyer parent: FNAC Darty
buyer: France Billet SAS
France Billet is the leader of cultural and leisure ticketing in France. France Billet uses a multi-channel and multi-brand distribution network: Internet sites and FNAC stores, Carrefour, Intermarché, U, and also with media partners and white label festivals. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: BilletReduc.com
BilletReduc.com is an online ticketing service in France. The site offers tickets for theater, concerts, sports and other entertainment events. It offers several formulas for booking seats, from the cheapest to the most expensive, generally based on the quality of the placement.
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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 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Masii.com, acquired One Place

synopsis: Masii.com, a financial products comparison platform in Thailand, has acquired 100 per cent shares of One Place, an events discovery and ticketing platform in the country. One Place will join the Masii.com family and will move its office to the fintech firm’s headquarters.
buyer: Masii.com
Masii.com is a financial products comparison platform in Thailand. Masii.com enables users to compare financial products such as credit cards, insurance and personal loans. Nearly 75,000 customers apply for financial products on Masii.com each month. "
target: One Place
One Place is an events discovery and ticketing platform in Thailand. One Place was started in 2011. It is the exclusive online ticket agent for many of the artistic venues and shows around Bangkok, including the Bangkok Comedy Club.
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closed 12/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Allegro Group Sp. Ltd., acquired eBilet.pl

synopsis: Allegro, a leading online marketplace in Poland, has acquired a majority stake in eBilet.pl, the largest online ticket sales platform in Poland. eBilet.pl offers tickets for a variety of cultural and entertainment events in Poland. Consumers can buy tickets for theaters, concerts, sports, operas, conventions and more.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.
Allegro is a leading online marketplace in Poland. Allegro offers products in various categories, including electronics, fashion, home and garden, grocery, child, beauty, health, culture and entertainment, sport and more. They also offer a classifieds section for cars and real estate. "
target: eBilet.pl
eBilet.pl is the largest online ticket sales platform in Poland. eBilet.pl offers tickets for a variety of cultural and entertainment events in Poland. Consumers can buy tickets for theaters, concerts, sports, operas, conventions and more.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Eventim, acquired Venuepoint A/S

synopsis: CTS EVENTIM, one of the world's leading providers of ticketing and live entertainment, has acquired all remaining shares in Scandinavian company Venuepoint from its former joint venture partner Nordisk Film. Venuepoint is a leading ticketing service provider in the Nordics.
buyer: Eventim (XTRA:EVD:$726.25)
CTS EVENTIM is one of the leading international providers of ticketing services and live entertainment. In 2017, more than 250 million tickets were marketed using the company's systems - through stationary box offices, online or mobile. "
target parent: Egmont Foundation
target: Venuepoint A/S
Venuepoint is a leading ticketing service provider in the Nordics and co-owned by Nordisk Film, which is part of the media company Egmont, and CTS Eventim, Europe’s market leader in the ticketing field. Venuepoint is based in Copenhagen with local offices in Stockholm, Gothenborg and Oslo.
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closed 7/25/2018 via PR Newswire

TickPick, acquired Rukkus Inc.

synopsis: TickPick, the no-fee ticket marketplace that is transforming the industry, announced that it has acquired a significant portion of the assets of Rukkus, an advanced ticket inventory aggregator. Rukkus allows users to perform aggregated searches of dozens of ticket buyers tailored to their interests and pinpoint tickets based on value.
buyer: TickPick
TickPick is an innovative online ticket marketplace that allows users to buy, bid and sell tickets for sports, concerts and other live events. The company does not charge any fees for buyers and utilizes algorithms to help consumers save money and select the best seats. "
target: Rukkus Inc.
Rukkus is an advanced ticket inventory aggregator. Rukkus allows users to perform aggregated searches of dozens of ticket buyers tailored to their interests and pinpoint tickets based on value.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Paytm, acquired TicketNew

synopsis: Paytm, India's largest digital goods and mobile commerce platform, has acquired TicketNew from Alibaba Pictures, a Chinese film company under the Alibaba Group. TicketNew is a 10+ years old Movie Ticketing Marketplace that has presence in over 300+ cities in India.
buyer parent: One97 Communications Ltd.
buyer: Paytm
Paytm is India's largest digital goods and mobile commerce platform - inspired and driven by a commitment to great consumer experience. Paytm is also a leading payment solutions provider to e-commerce merchants using its RBI approved semi-closed wallet. "
target parent: Alibaba Group
target: TicketNew
TicketNew is a 10+ years old Movie Ticketing Marketplace that has presence in over 300+ cities in India. The company holds a strong position in the movie ticketing space in the country due to its unmatched network of neighbourhood theatres to large cinema chains across urban and rural areas.
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Newswire

TickPick, acquired Razorgator

synopsis: TickPick, an innovative online ticket marketplace that allows users to buy, bid and sell tickets for sports, concerts and other live events, has acquired Razorgator, one of the largest online ticket marketplaces in the world. Razorgator has securely and efficiently provided tickets to more than one million customers.
buyer: TickPick
TickPick is an innovative online ticket marketplace that allows users to buy, bid and sell tickets for sports, concerts and other live events. The company does not charge any fees for buyers and utilizes algorithms to help consumers save money and select the best seats. "
target: Razorgator
Founded in 2001, Razorgator is one of the largest online ticket marketplaces in the world. The company has securely and efficiently provided tickets to more than one million customers who have purchased over 3.5 million tickets to a variety of events throughout the United States.
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closed 2/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Mobile TeleSystems PJSC, acquired Ponominalu.ru

synopsis: Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (MTS), the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, has acquired a 78.2% stake in Ponominalu.ru, an online provider of show tickets in Russia. Ponominalu.ru offers tickets for a variety of events, including concerts, theaters, sports, festivals, and more.
buyer parent: Sistema JSFC
buyer: Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (MBT:$7,030.66)
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (MTS) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. They provide wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband and pay-TV to over 100 million customers who value high-quality of service at a competitive price. "
target: Ponominalu.ru
Ponominalu.ru operates as an online provider of show tickets in Russia. They offer tickets for a variety of events, including concerts, theaters, sports, festivals, and more. Ponominalu.ru offers both paper and digital tickets at great prices.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Screen Engine/ASI, acquired TicktBox

synopsis: Screen Engine/ASI, a market research firm that specializes in focus-group testing of movies and TV pilots, has acquired ticktBox, which operates a digital marketing and ticketing platform used by movie distributors, exhibitors, and TV networks. With ticktBox, SE/ASI will have one of the largest databases of active moviegoers in the industry.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Screen Engine/ASI
Screen Engine/ASI is a research and analytics firm with an emphasis on big data focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media spaces. They focus on all distribution platforms, including international film and television, digital and mobile. "
target: TicktBox
TicktBox operates a digital marketing and ticketing platform used by movie distributors, exhibitors, and TV networks. It operates two brands: the business-to-business TicktBox service; and Gofobo, a consumer-facing brand that offers access to advance movie screenings, premieres and other events.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Screen Engine/ASI, acquired TicktBox

synopsis: Screen Engine/ASI, a market research firm that specializes in focus-group testing of movies and TV pilots, has acquired ticktBox, which operates a digital marketing and ticketing platform used by movie distributors, exhibitors, and TV networks. With ticktBox, SE/ASI will have one of the largest databases of active moviegoers in the industry.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Screen Engine/ASI
Screen Engine/ASI is a research and analytics firm with an emphasis on big data focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media spaces. They focus on all distribution platforms, including international film and television, digital and mobile. "
target: TicktBox
TicktBox operates a digital marketing and ticketing platform used by movie distributors, exhibitors, and TV networks. It operates two brands: the business-to-business TicktBox service; and Gofobo, a consumer-facing brand that offers access to advance movie screenings, premieres and other events.
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closed 9/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Screen Engine/ASI

synopsis: Screen Engine / ASI announced that The Wicks Group, a private investment firm, has completed a majority recapitalization of the company. Based in Los Angeles, Screen Engine is a research and analytics firm focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media industries.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target: Screen Engine/ASI
Based in Los Angeles, Screen Engine is a research and analytics firm focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media industries.
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closed 7/18/2018 via PR Web

VideoAmp, acquired IronGrid Data Services, Inc.

synopsis: VideoAmp, a software and data solutions company, acquired IronGrid Data Services. IronGrid is a big data technology firm that provides technology platforms, marketers and media companies with access to secure and privacy-compliant TV Viewership data from the nation’s leading multichannel video programming distributors and connected TV providers.
buyer: VideoAmp
VideoAmp is the software and data solutions company powering the convergence of linear TV and digital advertising. Their software solutions enable marketers and content owners to plan, transact, and measure deduplicated audiences across digital video, OTT, connected and linear TV advertising. "
target: IronGrid Data Services, Inc.
IronGrid Data Services is a big data technology firm that provides technology platforms, marketers and media companies with access to secure, anonymized, and privacy-compliant TV Viewership data from the nation’s leading multichannel video programming distributors and connected TV providers.
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closed 9/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Screen Engine/ASI

synopsis: Screen Engine / ASI announced that The Wicks Group, a private investment firm, has completed a majority recapitalization of the company. Based in Los Angeles, Screen Engine is a research and analytics firm focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media industries.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target: Screen Engine/ASI
Based in Los Angeles, Screen Engine is a research and analytics firm focused on maximizing market potential while assessing risk for clients in the entertainment and media industries.
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closed 7/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased TV Pilot Testing Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its acquisition of certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The acquisition includes certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
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Kohlberg & Company, LLC, acquired MarketCast

synopsis: MarketCast, LLC, the leading provider of strategic insights and data analytics to marketers and researchers in the global entertainment industry, announced that Kohlberg & Company LLC, has acquired the ownership interest in MarketCast held by RLJ Equity Partners, LLC and State Street Global Advisors.
buyer: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
Kohlberg & Company is a leading private equity firm with over 25 years of successful experience executing transformational strategies enabling middle market companies to enhance business efficiency, breadth, growth and scale. "
target parent: The RLJ Companies
target: MarketCast
Based in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, Boston, and London, MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services and data analytics for the global entertainment industry.
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EurodataTV Worldwide, acquired TAPE Consultancy Ltd.

synopsis: EurodataTV Worldwide, the international audience analysis division of Mediamétrie, has acquired a 52% stake in TAPE Consultancy. TAPE’s primary focus is television programme content, and studying in depth the connection and interaction between content and the audience.
buyer parent: Médiamétrie - SA
buyer: EurodataTV Worldwide
Eurodata TV Worldwide provides audience ratings & telecast details of all TV programs broadcast on 5000 Channels over 5 continents. The information is provided directly by the research institutes which, like Médiamétrie in France, measure daily television audience ratings. "
target: TAPE Consultancy Ltd.
TAPE was founded in 1976, after starting life within an advertising agency. TAPE’s primary focus is television programme content, and studying in depth the connection and interaction between content and the audience.
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announced 11/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, will acquire Nielsen National Research Group

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has signed a definitive agreement with Nielsen, to acquire National Research Group, provider of critical metrics in the weeks leading up to the release of Hollywood studios' movies. The Stagwell Group is a registered investment adviser and Stagwell Media is a private equity fund.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Stagwell is working to build an investment portfolio of marketing services companies. Their portfolio will only have one or two of each kind of agency from: digital media buying to market research to public relations and beyond to allow for true cooperation. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Nielsen National Research Group
Nielsen National Research Group, Inc. provides market research and consulting services to the entertainment industry. The company engages in the testing of promotional materials, as well as in the marketing of motion pictures for theatrical release.
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Rentrak Corporation merged with comScore, Inc.,

synopsis: comScore, Inc., a global media measurement and analytics company, and Rentrak Corporation announced that the completion of their merger. Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information.
buyer: comScore, Inc. (SCOR:$368.82)
comScore, Inc. is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments. "
target: Rentrak Corporation (RENT:$115.67)
Rentrak is the entertainment and marketing industries' premier provider of worldwide consumer viewership information, precisely measuring actual viewing behavior of movies and TV everywhere.
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announced 8/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

TAM Media Research Pvt. Ltd. will be merged with BARC India,

synopsis: BARC India, the television rating company formed by broadcasters, advertising agencies and advertisers, and TAM India, a television audience measurement analysis company that provides media and consumer insights to various stakeholders of the media and entertainment industry in India, have announced a merger.
buyer: BARC India
BARC (Broadcast Audience Research Council) India is an industry body, to design, commission, supervise and own an accurate, reliable and timely television audience measurement system for India. "
target: TAM Media Research Pvt. Ltd.
TAM Media Research Pvt. Ltd. is a television audience measurement analysis company that provides media and consumer insights to various stakeholders of the media and entertainment industry in India.
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closed 11/20/2014 via PR Newswire

RLJ Equity Partners, acquired MarketCast

synopsis: RLJ Equity Partners, LLC, an affiliate of The RLJ Companies, announced its acquisition of MarketCast, LLC, a premier provider of strategic insights and analysis to marketers and researchers in the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with clients across the entertainment spectrum to test and optimize their content.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: RLJ Equity Partners
RLJ Equity Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on generating long-term capital appreciation by investing in profitable and growing businesses led by strong management teams. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the spectrum of entertainment companies in the development and execution of their marketing strategies.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

PrecisionDemand merged with Adap.tv,

synopsis: AOL announced the acquisition of advanced TV audience targeting platform PrecisionDemand, which will be integrated into its Adap.tv system. PrecisionDemand is one of several start-ups and more established researchers that are utilizing Big Data to refine the way advertisers and agencies target TV advertising inventory.
buyer parent: AOL Inc.
buyer: Adap.tv
Adap.tv is the video advertising platform of choice for the world’s largest brands, agencies, publishers and ad networks. A unified, programmatic platform that provides buyers and sellers with automated tools to plan, buy and measure across linear TV and online video. "
target: PrecisionDemand
PrecisionDemand is the first and only TV media agency with a solution for accurately targeting all TV and measuring its impact on sales. We know how to use 1st party data to pull the right levers to harness the promise of TV advertising.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Kantar Media, acquired The Data Republic

synopsis: Kantar Media, a world leader in audience research announced the acquisition of The Data Republic, a specialist social TV analytics agency. The acquisition will build on the company's activities in audience measurement and insight in over 60 markets.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Kantar Media
Kantar Media provides critical information that helps their clients make better decisions about communications. They enable the world's leading brands, publishers, agencies and industry bodies to navigate and succeed in a rapidly evolving media industry. "
target: The Data Republic
The Data Republic is a specialist social TV analytics agency. It has developed a proprietary platform and suite of tools for monitoring and analysing real-time data across social media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 4/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Motion Picture Group, acquired Motion Picture Group

synopsis: Ipsos has sold its theatrical research division the Motion Picture Group (MPG) to a private investment company led by former Motion Picture Group President Vincent Bruzzese. Motion Picture Group offers a wide spectrum of research services covering all aspects of a film’s lifecycle, from pre-production through theatrical release and beyond.
buyer: Motion Picture Group
Motion Picture Group offers products and experience that cover all aspects of a film’s lifecycle, using quantitative and qualitative research, and provide expertise in the areas of production, marketing and distribution for major studios as well as independent production companies and individuals. "
target parent: Ipsos S.A
target: Motion Picture Group
Motion Picture Group offers products and experience that cover all aspects of a film’s lifecycle, using quantitative and qualitative research, and provide expertise in the areas of production, marketing and distribution for major studios as well as independent production companies and individuals.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/12/2012 via BusinessWire

NM Incite, acquired SocialGuide

synopsis: Nielsen, a leading provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, and NM Incite, a joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey & Company, announced the acquisition of SocialGuide, a leading provider of social TV measurement, analytics and audience engagement solutions.
buyer parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
buyer: NM Incite
NM Incite, a joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey, provides social media software, research and advisory solutions to global Fortune 1000 marketers looking to build strong, differentiated and emotionally-engaging brands. "
target: SocialGuide
SocialGuide is a leading provider of Social TV measurement, analytics and audience engagement solutions. SocialGuide identifies, captures and organizes social buzz from Twitter in real time for every program aired across 232 of the most popular U.S. television channels.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/8/2012 via PR Web

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired MarketCast

synopsis: MarketCast, a leading global entertainment research firm, announced that it was acquired by Shamrock Capital Growth Fund III. Based in Los Angeles, with a presence in New York, Boston, and London, MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the spectrum of entertainment companies in the development and execution of their marketing strategies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 2/5/2015 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., purchased PPT Business from Rentrak Corporation

synopsis: Vobile announced it has acquired the Pay-Per-Transaction (PPT) business from Rentrak, a leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere. The PPT revenue sharing system enables retailers everywhere to increase both the depth and breadth of their video inventory, better satisfy customer demand, and more effectively compete in the marketplace.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the worldwide leader in video and audio content protection, measurement and monetization services. Its patented core VDNA technologies enable fully automated identification, tracking and management of any video and audio content with high accuracy and scalability. "
seller: Rentrak Corporation (RENT:$115.67)
Rentrak is a leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere. Their Pay-Per-Transaction (PPT) revenue sharing system enables retailers everywhere to increase both the depth and breadth of their video inventory, better satisfy customer demand, and more effectively compete in the marketplace.
price ($mm)
$7.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired Galaxy Research Pty Ltd

synopsis: YouGov Plc, an international market research and data analytics group, has acquired Galaxy Research Pty Ltd, an independent Australian marketing research and strategy planning consultancy. Galaxy Research works with various industries, including consumer goods, PR, service industries, healthcare, not for profit, and government agencies.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$215.10)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Galaxy Research Pty Ltd
Galaxy Research is an Australian marketing research and strategy planning consultancy with the skills and infrastructure to conduct a wide variety of projects in Australia and overseas. Galaxy Research works with various industries, including consumer goods, PR, healthcare, not for profit, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/14/2017 via BusinessWire

MarketCast, acquired Fizziology

synopsis: MarketCast, LLC, the preeminent provider of strategic insights and data analytics to marketers and researchers in the global entertainment industry, announced that it has acquired Fizziology LLC, a leading social insights and analytics company in the media and entertainment space.
buyer parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services and data analytics for the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the entertainment spectrum in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Fizziology
Fizziology is an insights and analytics company that uses social media to better understand audiences. It has developed products and services tailored to the needs of the global media and entertainment industry, including casting analysis, marketing performance measurement, and fan identification.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Market Track, purchased Canada’s Ad Intel Service from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: Market Track, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection & promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired assets of Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service. The acquisition positions Market Track to offer the comprehensive view of the media landscape to Canadian clients, allowing clients to optimize their advertising strategy.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Market Track is the leading provider of subscription-based advertising, promotions, eCommerce and pricing intelligence solutions in North America. Market Track provides the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels through its monitoring of multi-channel trade and promotional advertising. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Canada’s Ad Intelligence Service (AIS) provides clients with actionable data to compare activity across media categories, allowing clients to tap into historical data. Nielsen is a global performance management firm that provides a detailed understanding of what consumers watch and buy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

MarketCast, acquired Insight Strategy Group

synopsis: MarketCast, a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry, has acquired Insight Strategy Group, a research and strategy agency based in New York City. Insight works mostly in TV and offers segmentation and targeting strategy, product innovation and testing and customer experience strategy.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: MarketCast
MarketCast is a leading provider of marketing research services serving the global entertainment industry. MarketCast works in collaboration with marketers and researchers across the spectrum of entertainment companies in the development and execution of their marketing strategies. "
target: Insight Strategy Group
Insight Strategy Group is a research and strategy firm that inspires its clients to build innovative and impactful experiences for their consumers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Kantar Media, acquired IBOPE Media

synopsis: Kantar, the data investment management arm of WPP and one of the world's largest insight, information and consultancy groups, has acquired the majority interest and control of Latin America's leading media measurement business, IBOPE Media.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Kantar Media
Kantar Media, provides critical information to help clients make better decisions about communications. Services include analysis of paid media opportunities; counsel on brand reputation, corporate management and consumer engagement through owned media. "
target: IBOPE Media
The largest media research company in Latin America, IBOPE Media offers solutions in audience, advertising investment and campaign planning. IBOPE Media renovates itself continuously to follow the evolution of media consumption on the different platforms.
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