Like iVillage, Inc.

closed 5/15/2006 via BusinessWire

NBC Universal, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBC Universal, Inc. and iVillage Inc. announced that NBC Universal has completed its acquisition of iVillage, one of the nation's most successful online destinations for women. The acquisition received stockholder approval at a special meeting of iVillage stockholders on May 12, 2006.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
price ($mm)
$563
rev ($mm)
$91
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
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6.2x
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33.2x
closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

BeLatina merged with BrandStar,

synopsis: BELatina, a leading Latina digital platform and an expanded social footprint for the English-dominant, ambicultural Latina, has merged with BrandStar, a solutions-driven content machine, offering a broad range of services, among them strategic marketing, advertising, digital strategies, sales, and production.
buyer: BrandStar
BrandStar is an integrated production and marketing agency. BrandStar combines creative storytelling, marketing strategy, results-driven media, technology innovation, and television production to help brands grow. They offer services for branded entertainment, marketing, production, and more. "
target: BeLatina
BELatina features daily ambitious journalism, which they believe is currently lacking in most women-centric publications. They build their content through a solid foundation and cultural lens of todays women. In today's digital landscape they are about the diversity of inspired women first.
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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Prime Women Media, acquired The Fine Line

synopsis: Prime Women Media, the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+, has acquired The Fine Line, an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms.
buyer: Prime Women Media
PRiME Women Media is the quintessential source of curated content for sophisticated and successful women 50+. PRiME is for the ageless generation of women who don't dress, think, or act like women in previous generations. "
target: The Fine Line
The first of its kind, The Fine Line is an online magazine for women 45+ to connect, explore, and reinvent themselves on their own terms. The Fine Line is a space for women of wisdom, means, and style to explore beauty, fashion, food, well-being, fitness, and all aspects of living a good life.
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closed 3/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

EvolveHer, acquired Chicago Woman LLC

synopsis: EvolveHer acquired Chicago Woman Magazine for the sole purpose of launching the glu, a multi-channel media platform created to amplify women's voices, expertise and unique stories around the world. Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago.
buyer: EvolveHer
EvolveHer is a creative workspace and community designed for women to come connect, learn and find their purpose. The 5,000 square foot loft in Chicago's River North neighborhood is designed to inspire creativity and foster collaboration amongst women through shared workspace, events, and workshops."
target: Chicago Woman LLC
Chicago Woman is the only magazine and media brand that speaks directly to professional women who live, work and play in Chicago. They tell the stories that empower women, while inspiring them to live their best lives, at the office and at home.
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closed 6/26/2018 via BusinessWire

H Code, acquired HipLatina

synopsis: H Code, the leader in digital advertising for the US Hispanic market, announced the acquisition of HipLatina, a leading digital lifestyle platform for Hispanic women that reaches more than four million consumers per month via email, web, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and more than 20 websites and mobile apps.
buyer: H Code
H Code is the #1 US Hispanic comScore entity for Authentic Hispanic Reach. The company connects advertisers with the highly sought-after US Hispanic audience through a combination of target-able data-sets (science) and exemplary creative executions (art). "
target: HipLatina
HipLatina is a digital lifestyle publication that creates the conversation through positive & inspiring storytelling with an emphasis on food & drink, style, wellness, and profiles of fascinating people relevant to the US Hispanic community.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BusinessWire

RockYou, acquired Little Things LLC

synopsis: RockYou Media, an entertainment and media company focused on amplifying the voices of multicultural millennials, announced the acquisition and relaunch of LittleThings, a prominent digital lifestyle destination publishing engaging, meaningful content for women across generations.
buyer: RockYou
RockYou Media is an interactive media and entertainment company, built around a proprietary platform, RYME, amplifying the authentic voice of multicultural millennials. RockYou provides brands and publishers with hyper-engaging content, with a video portfolio that reaches 75 million monthly viewers."
target: Little Things LLC
Founded in 2014, LittleThings is a prominent digital lifestyle destination publishing engaging, meaningful content for women across generations. LittleThings garners an unparalleled following of loyal fans, reaching an audience of nearly sixty million comScore unique monthly visitors.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Wall Street Journal

Gary Vaynerchuk, acquired PureWow

synopsis: Gary Vaynerchuk has acquired PureWow, a lifestyle digital media company focused on “upper” millennial and Gen-X women. PureWow is a digital publication dedicated to finding ways to make life more interesting, beautiful and manageable for women.
buyer: Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, investor, author, public speaker, and internet personality. He is the co-founder of VaynerMedia. "
target: PureWow
PureWow is a digital publication dedicated to finding ways to make life more interesting, beautiful and manageable for women. The company focuses on editorial categories, including culture, fashion, tech, travel, beauty, home, and health.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 8/22/2013 via Company Press Release

Glacier Media, Inc., acquired Vitamin Daily

synopsis: Glacier Media Group and Daily Dose Media Inc announced that Glacier Media Group has acquired VitaminDaily.com, Canada’s premier online lifestyle magazine for women. VitaminDaily.com has grown to six editions (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal delivering over half a million newsletters a week to upwardly-mobile Canadian women.
buyer: Glacier Media, Inc. (:$141.37)
Glacier Media Inc. is an information communications company focused on the provision of primary and essential information and related services through print, electronic and online media. "
target: Vitamin Daily
VitaminDaily.com is an online lifestyle magazine with a group of six free, savvy, online e-newsletters in major Canadian cities that target educated, affluent women who are starved for time and hungry for information.
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closed 11/14/2012 via PR Newswire

NBC News Digital, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal News Group announced that iVillage, one of the largest online communities for women, will be joining its NBC News Digital portfolio. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC News Digital
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on any platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, and more. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
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announced 6/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Star Media Group, will acquire The Kit

synopsis: Star Media Group, a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, announced their intention to acquire The Kit, a Canadian digital magazine and mobile app produced by Texterity, a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions. The Kit is dedicated to bringing consumers the most current news for all things beauty.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: Star Media Group
Star Media Group includes Torstar’s flagship newspaper, the Toronto Star, thestar.com, Shop TV, Eye Weekly, Sway Magazine, Real Estate News, The Canadian Immigrant magazine, Desi Life, toronto.com and Torstar Syndication Services. "
target parent: Texterity Inc.
target: The Kit
THE KIT digital magazine is Canada's Beauty Authority, an informative and progressive source for beauty, health and wellness. It is dedicated to bringing consumers the most current news for all things beauty.
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announced 1/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life

synopsis: Bonnie Fuller, President and Editor-in-Chief of Hollywood Life, will acquire Hollywood Life from Penske Media Corporation, a global digital media and information services company. Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more.
buyer: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Hollywood Life
Hollywood Life is a digital media brand for millennials and Gen-Z women. Hollywood Life covers celebrity, entertainment, fashion, beauty, women's issue news and more. The website offers exclusive content featuring interviews and testimonials from celebrities, film directors, attorneys, and more.
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closed 2/3/2020 via BusinessWire

The Knot Worldwide, acquired You & Your Wedding

synopsis: The Knot Worldwide, the largest global wedding planning company, has acquired Hitched, a leading digital wedding planning brand in the UK. As part of the acquisition, The Knot Worldwide has also acquired the digital assets of You & Your Wedding, a UK-based wedding inspiration brand with 35 years of heritage.
buyer: The Knot Worldwide
The Knot Worldwide is the largest global wedding planning company. The Knot Worldwide helps couples plan every aspect of their weddings, from finding inspiration and local wedding professionals to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries, and more through its various brands. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: You & Your Wedding
UK-based You & Your Wedding is the go-to website for stylish and creative wedding planning ideas, empowering couples to plan their day. Hitched is a UK wedding planning brand providing inspiration, advice, planning tools and a wedding vendor marketplace with thousands of wedding professionals.
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired NYLON Media Inc

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women, announced that it acquired NYLON Media, one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. BDG plans to bring back Nylon in print — not as a monthly mag, but in special issues tied to “flagship cultural moments” like Coachella.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Like their readers, their team of writers and editors are from diverse backgrounds with an endless range of interests. "
target parent: Diversis Capital
target: NYLON Media Inc
NYLON Media is one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. With eight editions internationally, NYLON focuses on emerging culture through original, thought-provoking storytelling around topics like beauty, fashion, entertainment, and everything in between.
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announced 1/17/2018 via Reuters

Interspace Co.,Ltd., will acquire Rocket Venture Inc.

synopsis: Interspace Co Ltd will fully buy Rocket Venture Inc., which is engaged in operation of media services for woman, from Enigmo Inc. Rocket Venture operates 4MEEE, an e-commerce and curated fashion site for women, and 4yuuu!, a similar site for moms and housewives.
buyer: Interspace Co.,Ltd. (TSE:2122:$246.92)
Interspace operates affiliate advertising service "ACCESSTRADE" in Japan. Interspace is an advertising company focuses on CPA (Cost per Action) and CPC (Cost per Click). "
target parent: Enigmo
target: Rocket Venture Inc.
Rocket Venture Inc., based in Japan, is engaged in operation of media services for women. It operates 4MEEE, an e-commerce and curated fashion site for women, and 4yuuu!, a similar site for moms and housewives.
price ($mm)
$0.54
rev ($mm)
$0
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0.0x
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announced 3/31/2015 via New York Times

Net-A-Porter Ltd. will be merged with Yoox SpA,

synopsis: The Yoox Group said that it has agreed to merge with its luxury e-commerce rival Net-a-Porter in an all-share deal. Net-a-Porter’s website sells clothing, jewelry, shoes and other accessories from top designers and labels, including Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino.
buyer: Yoox SpA (YOOX:$563.29)
YOOX Group is the global Internet retailing partner for leading fashion & design brands. It has established itself amongst the market leaders with the multi-brand online stores yoox.com, thecorner.com and shoescribe.com. "
target parent: Richemont
target: Net-A-Porter Ltd.
Net-a-Porter’s website sells clothing, jewelry, shoes and other accessories from top designers and labels, including Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. It also publishes Porter, a magazine that lets readers buy featured items.
price ($mm)
$775
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closed 5/6/2014 via PR Newswire

NYLON Magazine merged with FashionIndie,

synopsis: NYLON Magazine, a leading fashion media title with print, digital, social, and events assets, has been sold. A new management team backed by investor Marc Luzzatto and his Diversis Capital team are merging NYLON with FashionIndie.com., the leading fashion, beauty, and lifestyle influencer network.
buyer parent: Diversis Capital
buyer: FashionIndie
FashionIndie, is the premiere fashion, beauty and luxury lifestyle influencer network that has a reach of 8 million monthly readers across a collective of over 200 influencers and develops and supports the success of award-winning campaigns by managing content strategy and social media growth. "
target: NYLON Magazine
NYLON is a leading fashion media title with print, digital, social, and events assets. NYLON Magazine for young women, and NYLON Guys Magazines and web sites are published in the US and Asia. NYLON is programmed for real world fashion, for young millennial, focused on the twenty something audience.
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closed 6/19/2006 via PR Newswire

BabyUniverse, Inc., acquired ePregnancy.com

synopsis: BabyUniverse, Inc. announced that it has acquired certain assets related specifically to the business of ePregnancy Magazine and ePregnancy.com. This acquisition includes the URL http://www.ePregnancy.com , the ePregnancy trademark, a related online community website, message boards, and an expansive archive of content.
buyer parent: Wyndcrest Holdings, LLC
buyer: BabyUniverse, Inc.
BabyUniverse Inc., the leading Internet destination for new and expectant parents, is dedicated to providing new and expectant parents and their friends and family with a one-stop "shop" for all of the products that you want from maternity through the baby and toddler year up to youth. "
target: ePregnancy.com
ePregnancy was founded in 2002 and has quickly established itself as one of the leading resources for the expectant woman, offering valuable expert information and a vibrant online community.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Prisma Media, acquired Beauté Addict

synopsis: Prisma Media, the second largest magazine publisher in France and the first French magazine group on the internet, has acquired Beaute-Addict.com, an online platform to give information on the topics of beauty, care ,and hygiene, and to test beauty products for brands. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Prisma Media
Prisma Media is the second largest magazine publisher in France and the first French magazine group on the internet. With a portfolio of 27 titles and more than twenty websites, the group is present in the main segments of the consumer magazine. "
target: Beauté Addict
Beauté Addict owns and operates online platform to give information on the topics of beauty, care ,and hygiene, and to test beauty products for brands. The company is based in Gennevilliers, France.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

FueledLoop LLC., acquired Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine

synopsis: FueledLoop LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, announced that it has acquired Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) Magazine, a pioneering leader in the early online motherhood and lifestyle space. P&N provides moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
buyer parent: Aeroflow Healthcare
buyer: FueledLoop LLC.
FueledLoop is a digital agency with a collective 75 years of experience. FueledLoop plans, creates, and implements effective marketing campaigns that help their partners save time, money, and achieve results. FueledLoop has worked on campaigns for Fortune 1000 clients. "
target: Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine
Pregnancy & Newborn (P&N) is a thriving online community that embraces the trials and triumphs of motherhood. Since 2006, P&N has provided moms with everything from educational pregnancy and child development information, to baby gear reviews, birth stories and more.
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closed 5/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Hearst Shkulev Media OOO, acquired Woman.ru

synopsis: Co-owner of the publishing house Hearst Shkulev Media Victor Shkulev bought one of the most popular women's websites in Russian - Woman.ru. Woman.ru, based in Russia, is one of the largest women's online portals. Woman.ru reaches a monthly audience of 6 million people.
buyer: Hearst Shkulev Media OOO
Hearst Shkulev Media one of the leading Russian media holdings that publish such famous brands as ELLE, Elle Girl, Elle Decor, MAXIM, Marie Claire, «Happy Parents» / Parents, Psychologies, DEPARTURES, Antenna-Telesem, StarHit, Va-Bank in Russia and Ukraine. "
target: Woman.ru
Woman.ru, based in Russia, is one of the largest women's online portals. Woman.ru was founded in 1998 as a specialized forum for women.
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closed 11/14/2012 via PR Newswire

NBC News Digital, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal News Group announced that iVillage, one of the largest online communities for women, will be joining its NBC News Digital portfolio. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC News Digital
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on any platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, and more. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
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closed 4/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

Interactivation, purchased The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel from iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: Interactivation Health Networks announced that it has acquired The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel from iVillage, a division of NBC Universal. The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel are the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks.
buyer: Interactivation
Interactivation is a media company that delivers highly interactive and personalized content to consumers via TV, mobile devices and the Internet. Interactivation owns the Mag Rack and Concert TV video-on-demand television networks, and The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel. "
seller parent: General Electric Company
seller: iVillage, Inc.
The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel are the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks. Delivered directly to patient rooms and waiting areas, the Channels provide viewers with original, award-winning health programs.
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closed 5/15/2006 via BusinessWire

NBC Universal, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBC Universal, Inc. and iVillage Inc. announced that NBC Universal has completed its acquisition of iVillage, one of the nation's most successful online destinations for women. The acquisition received stockholder approval at a special meeting of iVillage stockholders on May 12, 2006.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
price ($mm)
$563
rev ($mm)
$91
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
EV / rev
6.2x
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33.2x
closed 4/11/2005 via PR Newswire

iVillage, Inc., acquired HealthCentersOnline, Inc.

synopsis: iVillage Inc., The Internet For Women(TM), a leading women's media company and the number one women's community online, today announced that it has acquired HealthCentersOnline, Inc., a privately-held, leading online destination for physician-edited information on health conditions, treatments and preventative care for patients.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping. "
target: HealthCentersOnline, Inc.
HealthCentersOnline is the most credible and trusted source of healthcare information on the Internet for patients and their families. We provide consumers with the most accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date physician-edited information in a format that is easy to understand and access.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
3.3x
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14.7x
closed 7/1/2020 via PR Newswire

TN Marketing, acquired Bluprint

synopsis: TN Marketing, a Minneapolis-based global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions, has acquired assets of Bluprint from NBCUniversal.  Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses of video content surrounding crafts and hobbies.
buyer: TN Marketing
TN Marketing is a global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions. Its how-to instructional content is centered around lifelong hobbies and reaches members in more than 150 countries. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Bluprint
Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses and other forms of video content surrounding crafts, hobbies and lifestyle topics that was launched as Craftsy in 2011.
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announced 6/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

A&E Television Networks, will acquire A+E Networks Germany

synopsis: A+E Networks has agreed to take full ownership of A+E Networks Germany, following a 12-year joint venture with NBCUniversal International. A+E Networks Germany operates the History and A&E branded television channels in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Alto Adige and Liechtenstein.
buyer: A&E Television Networks
A+E Networks is a global media company with six original brands: A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, LMN, FYITM and VICELANDSM. They reach 330 million people worldwide, can be found in eight out of 10 American homes and have 500 million digital users. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: A+E Networks Germany
A+E Networks Germany operates the History and A&E branded television channels in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Alto Adige and Liechtenstein. A+E Networks Germany was formed as a joint venture between A+E Networks and NBCUniversal International in 2005.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

NBCUniversal, LLC., acquired Craftsy Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, has acquired a majority stake in Craftsy, a producer of engaging, interactive, broadcast-quality video online classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, jewelry making, and more. Their Courses are taught by world-renowned instructors.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBCUniversal, LLC.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: Craftsy Inc.
Craftsy provides passionate makers with an extraordinary learning experience through video classes, inspirational kits and patterns, and a wide assortment of physical products. Craftsy offers classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking and many more categories.
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closed 8/22/2016 via BusinessWire

NBCUniversal, LLC., acquired DreamWorks Animation LLC

synopsis: NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corporation, announced it has completed its acquisition of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (DWA). The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which includes Universal Pictures, Fandango, and NBCUniversal Brand Development.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBCUniversal, LLC.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: DreamWorks Animation LLC (DWA:$989.92)
DreamWorks Animation is a global family entertainment company with business interests that span feature film and television production; licensing and consumer products; location-based entertainment; and new media properties, including the Company's controlling interest in AwesomenessTV.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,746 [$4,104]
rev ($mm)
$940
EBITDA ($mm)
$121
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
34.3x
closed 1/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

NBCUniversal, LLC., acquired KTLM-TV

synopsis: The NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations announced it has completed the acquisition of KTLM-TV, the Telemundo affiliate licensed to Rio Grande City, Texas, serving the Harlingen-Weslaco-Brownsville area. KTLM-TV is marketed as "Telemundo 40 McAllen".
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBCUniversal, LLC.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: KTLM-TV
KTLM is a Telemundo owned-and-operated television station in Rio Grande City, Texas, broadcasting locally on channel 40. The station serves the Rio Grande Valley and is marketed as "Telemundo 40 McAllen".
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closed 11/13/2013 via PR Newswire

NBCUniversal, LLC., acquired Sprout

synopsis: The NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group, a division of NBCUniversal, announced that it has increased its stake to full ownership of Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for children ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBCUniversal, LLC.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: Sprout
Sprout is the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for children ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers. Available in over 60 million homes, the 24-hour digital channel is the only network that follows the day of a preschooler from breakfast to bedtime.
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closed 11/14/2012 via PR Newswire

NBC News Digital, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal News Group announced that iVillage, one of the largest online communities for women, will be joining its NBC News Digital portfolio. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBC News Digital
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on any platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, and more. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
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closed 7/7/2011 via PR Newswire

The Meruelo Group, acquired KWHY-TV

synopsis: The Meruelo Group, a diversified holding and investment company, announced that it has finalized its acquisition of KWHY Channel 22, a Spanish-language independent station located in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 1966, KWHY-22 has been serving the Los Angeles community for over 45 years.
buyer: The Meruelo Group
With roots dating to 1986, the Meruelo Group is a minority-owned and operated holding company with vested interests in Construction and Engineering and affiliated interests in Real Estate, Food Services and Private Equity. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: KWHY-TV
KWHY-TV, channel 22, is a Spanish-language independent station located in Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 1966, KWHY-22 has been serving the Los Angeles community for over 45 years.
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closed 4/13/2010 via BNC Analysis

Interactivation, purchased The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel from iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: Interactivation Health Networks announced that it has acquired The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel from iVillage, a division of NBC Universal. The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel are the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks.
buyer: Interactivation
Interactivation is a media company that delivers highly interactive and personalized content to consumers via TV, mobile devices and the Internet. Interactivation owns the Mag Rack and Concert TV video-on-demand television networks, and The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel. "
seller parent: General Electric Company
seller: iVillage, Inc.
The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel are the most comprehensive in-hospital TV networks. Delivered directly to patient rooms and waiting areas, the Channels provide viewers with original, award-winning health programs.
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closed 1/31/2011 via Company Press Release

Comcast Corporation, acquired NBC Universal

synopsis: Comcast Corporation and General Electric have closed their transaction to create a joint venture, NBCUniversal, LLC. NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a motion picture company, significant television production operations, a television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.
buyer: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA:$108,991.00)
Comcast Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a cable operator in the United States. It offers various consumer entertainment and communication products and services. "
target parent: General Electric Company
target: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
price ($mm)[EV]
$13,750 [$22,850]*
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closed 2/20/2009 via Reuters

Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, NBC Universal, The De Agostini Group, acquired Cattleya SpA

synopsis: U.S. entertainment company NBC Universal, controlled by General Electric; Luxembourg film distributor De Agostini Communications, controlled by De Agostini SpA of Italy; and Italian equity investments company IMI Investimenti SpA, controlled by Intesa Sanpaolo SpA of Italy, acquire joint control of Italian film and TV production firm Cattleya SpA.
buyer: NBC Universal
buyer: The De Agostini Group
buyer: Intesa Sanpaolo SpA (BIT:ISP:$17,734.40)
Through a diversification and internationalization strategy initiated in 1997, De Agostini has gradually expanded its activities from the traditional publishing sector to other sectors, each belonging to an independent sub-holding. "
target: Cattleya SpA
Cattleya's goal is to achieve and maintain an annual level of production of six to eight new film and television projects featuring the company's unique blend of attention to quality and broad public appeal.
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closed 12/24/2008 via New York Times

Relativity Media, LLC, purchased Rogue Pictures from NBC Universal

synopsis: Universal Pictures unit of General Electric completed its sale of Rogue Pictures, a maker and distributor of lower-cost films, to Relativity Media for about $150 million.
buyer: Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media, LLC provides financial management and advisory services to the entertainment sector. The company provides production support, distribution assistance, and economic resources to major studios and independent production entities. "
seller parent: General Electric Company
seller: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
price ($mm)
$150
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cancelled 7/18/2008 via

Post-Newsweek Stations, cancelled a purchase of WTVJ from NBC Universal

synopsis: The Washington Post Company has reached an agreement with NBC Universal to acquire WTVJ, the NBC-owned and operated television station in Miami, FL. Post–Newsweek Stations, Inc., a Washington Post Company subsidiary, will continue to operate WTVJ as an NBC affiliate. The purchase is expected to be completed by the end of 2008.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Post-Newsweek Stations
Post–Newsweek Stations owns and operates six television stations. Post–Newsweek Stations also has ownership interests in LATV Networks and Internet Broadcasting. "
seller parent: General Electric Company
seller: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
price ($mm)
$205
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closed 9/12/2008 via

Bain Capital, Blackstone Group LP, NBC Universal, acquired The Weather Channel Properties

synopsis: NBC Universal, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire The Weather Channel properties from Landmark Communications. The Weather Channel will be operated as a separate entity, based in Atlanta, with management services to be provided by NBC Universal.
buyer: Bain Capital
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
buyer: NBC Universal
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target parent: Landmark Communications, Inc.
target: The Weather Channel Properties
Weather Channel Properties includes The Weather Channel Networks, the third-most-distributed cable network, The Weather Channel Interactive, which includes weather.com,and Weather Services International, a global leader in weather forecasting, with more than 5,500 clients worldwide.
price ($mm)
$3,500
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closed 1/28/2008 via Crain's BtoB

National Broadcasting Co. Inc., acquired LX.TV

synopsis: NBC Universal’s Local Media Division has acquired LX.tv, a Manhattan-based broadband television network Web site that produces original video content about entertainment venues around the New York and Los Angeles areas.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: National Broadcasting Co. Inc.
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: LX.TV
LX.TV is a broadband television network website featuring original lifestyle and cultural programming free and on-demand. In entertaining, short video episodes, LX.TV shows you the new and exclusive destinations in food, nightlife, art, shopping, fashion, wellness,weekend escapes and family living.
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closed 11/20/2007 via

NBC Universal, acquired Oxygen Media, Inc.

synopsis: NBC Universal said Tuesday it will buy Oxygen Media, a cable TV network featuring programming for women, for about $925 million in a move to attract more advertisers targeting female viewers.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: Oxygen Media, Inc.
Oxygen Media is a 24-hour cable television network on a mission to bring women (and the men who love them) the edgiest, most innovative entertainment on television.
price ($mm)[EV]
$875 [$825]
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closed 10/23/2007 via

NBC Universal, acquired Sparrowhawk Media

synopsis: NBC Universal has agreed to acquire Sparrowhawk Holdings and its global portfolio of pay TV channels, including the international (non-US) Hallmark Channels. Under the terms of the agreement, NBC Universal will acquire the 18 feeds of the international Hallmark Channels, which air across 152 territories to more than 60 million subscribers.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Sparrowhawk Media
Sparrowhawk Media is a group of media companies operating television channel broadcast and program distribution businesses worldwide. Sparrowhawk owns and broadcasts the international (non-US) versions of the Hallmark Channel, Movies 24, KidsCo and Diva TV.
price ($mm)
$351
rev ($mm)
$154
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
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announced 5/10/2006 via Reuters

Yahoo! Inc., will purchase Web properties from Telemundo Communications Group, Inc.

synopsis: Yahoo Inc. and NBC Universal Television's Telemundo said on Wednesday that they will merge their Web properties targeted at the U.S. Hispanic market into a joint Internet business, Yahoo! Telemundo.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is a leading global internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations worldwide. Yahoo!’s mission is to connect people to their passions, their communities and world’s knowledge. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. "
seller parent: General Electric Company
seller: Telemundo Communications Group, Inc.
Telemundo Communications Group, Inc. is the parent company of: Telemundo Network Group. A cable network that celebrates the lifestyle of all U.S. Latino youth; and Telemundo Puerto Rico, a U.S. cable network for the US Puerto Rican community.
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closed 6/26/2006 via PR Newswire

Media General, Inc., purchased four NBC owned and operated television stations from NBC Universal

synopsis: Media General, Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of four NBC stations in a cash transaction valued at approximately $600 million. The stations and their Designated Market Areas (DMAs) are: WNCN in Raleigh, N.C., #29; WCMH in Columbus, Ohio, #32; WVTM in Birmingham, Ala., #40; and WJAR in Providence, R.I., #51.
buyer: Media General, Inc. (MEG:$1,351.67)
Media General is a multimedia company operating leading newspapers, television stations and online enterprises primarily in the Southeastern United States. The company's interactive media assets include more than 75 online enterprises that are associated with its newspapers and television stations. "
seller parent: General Electric Company
seller: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
price ($mm)
$600
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closed 5/15/2006 via BusinessWire

NBC Universal, acquired iVillage, Inc.

synopsis: NBC Universal, Inc. and iVillage Inc. announced that NBC Universal has completed its acquisition of iVillage, one of the nation's most successful online destinations for women. The acquisition received stockholder approval at a special meeting of iVillage stockholders on May 12, 2006.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: iVillage, Inc.
iVillage offers a cyber retreat to the female Web surfer. iVillage's Web site targets women aged 25 to 49 through more than 15 ''channels'' focusing on topics such as health, food, parenting, relationships, and shopping.
price ($mm)
$563
rev ($mm)
$91
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
EV / rev
6.2x
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33.2x
closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, acquired Funwood Media

synopsis: Banijay Rights announces the acquisition of Funwood Media. Incorporating both of the businesses sub-brands, Funwood Media Italia and Funwood Media Ibérica. Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Funwood Media
Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products. Operating primarily across Italy and Spain, Funwood Media works with many of the leading players across both regions.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Viacom Inc. merged with CBS Corporation,

synopsis: ViacomCBS Inc. has announced the completion of the merger between CBS Corporation and Viacom Inc. The combined company, ViacomCBS Inc., will be a leading global, multiplatform, premium content company.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,838.00)
Viacom creates entertainment experiences that drive conversation and culture around the world. Through television, film, digital media, live events, merchandise and solutions, their brands connect with diverse, young and young at heart audiences in more than 180 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11,696 [$19,932]
rev ($mm)
$12,890
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,029
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH, acquired MMC Studios

synopsis: Germany’s MMC Studios, which has hosted such recent international productions as Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller “7500” and Marco Bellocchio’s Cannes competition film “The Traitor,” is changing hands. Frankfurt-based investment company Novum Capital has acquired the facility in Cologne, one of Germany’s biggest film and TV studios.
buyer: Novum Capital Beratungsgesellschaft mbH
Novum Capital is an independent and owner-operated investment firm with offices in London and Frankfurt. Their partners have wide-ranging experience in the Private Equity and Mezzanine industry and have founded Novum Capital to invest in European mid-sized companies and support them with capital. "
target parent: DUBAG
target: MMC Studios
MMC Studios is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
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announced 1/16/2019 via BusinessWeek

Mediawan S.A., will acquire Palomar

synopsis: Mediawan has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Palomar, one of the oldest independent Italian television and cinema production companies and market leader in Italy in the drama sector for the main domestic and international TV networks.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$570.79)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: Palomar
Palomar, founded in 1986, is one of the oldest independent Italian television and cinema production companies, a market leader in Italy in the drama sector for the main domestic and international TV networks.
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closed 5/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sonar Entertainment, Inc., acquired Tricon Films and Television, Inc.

synopsis: Sonar Entertainment, the company behind such series as FX’s Taboo and AMC’s The Son, is expanding into non-scripted and kids and family content with the acquisition of L.A.-based indie producer-distributor Tricon Films & Television’s assets.
buyer: Sonar Entertainment, Inc.
Sonar Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment studio that develops, produces, finances and distributes premium content for global audiences. Sonar Entertainment is the company behind such series as FX’s Taboo and AMC’s The Son. "
target: Tricon Films and Television, Inc.
Tricon Films & Television is widely recognized as a leading independent producer and distributor in the global marketplace. Tricon creates engaging high-quality award winning content for companies including Scripps Networks, A&E, Showtime, NBC Universal, Shaw Media, Corus Entertainment and more.
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announced 4/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Hannover House will be merged with Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.,

synopsis: Feature Film Production Company Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. and specialty theatrical and home video distributor Hannover House, Inc. have confirmed plans to merge operations under a stock-swap and financing plan, scheduled to be effective as of May 1, 2017.
buyer: Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. (OTCPK:CRIM:$0.63)
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. (OTC: CRIM) is a Feature Film Production Company. Formed in 2010, and financed with investment capital and presales from China, Crimson Forest Entertainment has successfully financed and acquired several films for international and North America distribution. "
target: Hannover House (OTCPK:HHSE:$2.68)
Hannover House, Inc. is a specialty theatrical and home video distributor. Hannover House, Inc. has direct distribution relationships for all major theatre circuits, principal media outlets, and wholesale access to major home video retailers and mass merchants.
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closed 1/6/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

Carolco Pictures, acquired Carolco Pictures

synopsis: Tarek Kirschen, the CEO of Carolco Pictures, Inc., has taken control of the company. Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
buyer: Carolco Pictures (OTCPK:CRCO:$0.91)
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo. "
target: Carolco Pictures (OTCPK:CRCO:$0.91)
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
price ($mm)
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$1
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closed 9/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Obsev Studios, acquired Shandy Media

synopsis: Leading producers in original video content production, Shandy Media announced that its existing portfolio, including a prolific video production studio and existing brands: The Fumble, Hollyscoop, ModaMob, and The Savory, have been acquired by Obsev Studios
buyer: Obsev Studios
Obsev Studios is a media company created for a digital generation obsessed with everything entertainment, sports, food, style, and pop culture. Obsev.com tells the stories that their connected audience craves through original programming and cutting edge articles. "
target: Shandy Media
Shandy Media is a compulsive digital media company with awesome content for the O.M.G. (Obsessive Millennial Generation). Brands include: The Fumble (sports), Hollyscoop (celebrity news), ModaMob (fashion and beauty), and The Savory (food).
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announced 7/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Zodiak Media Group will be merged with Banijay Group,

synopsis: Leading international entertainment entities Banijay Group and Zodiak Media have agreed terms to unite their complementary catalogues and production units. The new Group will now have a footprint in more than 18 territories producing entertainment, drama, factual, reality entertainment, docu-drama, children’s and animation programming.
buyer: Banijay Group
The Banijay Group is a content creation company for television and multimedia platforms. With leading production entities in more than a dozen territories, the Group is engaged in strategic partnerships with innovative creative talent around the world. "
target parent: The De Agostini Group
target: Zodiak Media Group
Zodiak Media is the leading independent in entertainment, factual, drama and kids, with over 45 local brands operating in 15 countries. Creating, producing, and selling content across all key genres and broadcast platforms, Zodiak Media owns major properties such as Millennium, Wife Swap, and more.
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closed 11/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Fisher King Production Oy, acquired Omega Film AB

synopsis: Fisher King Production, a company that produces feature films and TV-drama productions for local and international markets, has acquired 55% of Omega Film AB. OmegaFilm produces features and web films for the Swedish market.
buyer: Fisher King Production Oy
Fisher King Production produces feature films and TV-drama productions for local and international markets. They keep their focus on genre driven productions and combine modern production techniques with the good old storytelling tradition. "
target: Omega Film AB
OmegaFilm produces features and web films for the Swedish market. The objective is to make films that engages the audience. They collaborate with the major regional resource centers, Filmpool Nord, Film i Skåne and Film i Väst.
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$0.01
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closed 5/31/2013 via Market Wire

Revision3, acquired Defranco Creative

synopsis: DeFranco Creative was acquired by Discovery Communications' online television network Revision3. As part of the acquisition, DeFranco, the wildly popular YouTube host and producer, will himself become part of the Revision3 programming leadership team as a Senior Vice President of Phil DeFranco Networks and Merchandise.
buyer parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
buyer: Revision3
Revision3 is the television network for the Internet generation, creating & producing original episodic community-driven programs. It receives 250 million monthly views & has 30 million unique viewers, offering shows about technology, science, modern culture, video games, entertainment & comedy. "
target: DeFranco Creative
DeFranco Creative is a production house built by entertainer Philip DeFranco. The Philip DeFranco Show is a daily source of news and commentary about the world for more than 2.5 million subscribers, with DeFranco tackling everything from the latest buzz to new tech gadgets.
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announced 10/31/2012 via BNC Analysis

DUBAG, will acquire Magic Media Company TV

synopsis: Deutsche Unternehmensbeteiligungen AG (DUBAG) based in Munich, Germany, has been chosen as acquirer of Magic Media Company TV-Produktionsgesellschaft mbH (MMC). Since 1991, MMC as an independent media centre offers optimal production conditions for film-, TV- and event-projects.
buyer: DUBAG
DUBAG - Deutsche Unternehmensbeteiligungen AG is a private equity firm specialising in industry consolidation, unresolved successor arrangements, non core business divestitures, and liquidating companies. "
target: Magic Media Company TV
Magic Media Company is one of Europe’s largest and most advanced TV and film studio operators. MMC offers state-of-the art production and post-production facilities, an excellent art department, TV studios and stages of any size, and production offices for temporary and permanent use
price ($mm)
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$51
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0.0x
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announced 7/23/2012 via Market Watch

DreamWorks Animation LLC, will acquire Classic Media Inc

synopsis: DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Classic Media, owner of one of the most extensive portfolios featuring many of the best-known and most-enduring franchises in all of family entertainment for $155 million in cash.
buyer: DreamWorks Animation LLC (DWA:$989.92)
Dreamworks SKG is a leading producer of live-action motion pictures, animated feature films, network, and cable television programming, home video and DVD entertainment and consumer products. Steven Spielberg, Jeffery Katzenberg and David Geffen launched DreamWorks SKG in October 1994. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Classic Media Inc
Classic Media is a leader in reinventing the entertainment classics of yesterday and creating the classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop culture entertainment brands.
price ($mm)
$155
rev ($mm)
$82
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
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closed 6/18/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Alloy Digital Network, acquired Clevver Media LLC

synopsis: Alloy Digital, LLC, a leading next generation media company for the 12-34 demographic and a top-10 video network, announced that it has acquired YouTube's top entertainment news provider, Clevver Media. With the move, Alloy Digital's owned and operated channels ascend to No. 1 in total YouTube subscribers.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: Alloy Digital Network
Alloy Digital, a division of Alloy, Inc., controls the largest media and advertising network of young adult- targeted websites, reaching more than 43% of P12-34 internet users. Alloy Digital delivers digital campaigns for FORTUNE 500 advertisers and has received multiple industry accolades. "
target: Clevver Media LLC
Clevver Media, an innovative video content provider, aggregates, creates and produces online content for distribution through its multi-platform outlets including YouTube and Facebook. Clevver Media is a Top 10 YouTube content provider.
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closed 3/30/2012 via PR Newswire

Hallmark Cards, Inc., acquired SpiritClips

synopsis: Hallmark Cards, Inc., announced the acquisition of SpiritClips, a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. Its founder is an Academy Award winning producer of such great films as "Rudy" and "Hoosiers."
buyer: Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in 38,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. It reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable's Hallmark Channels. "
target: SpiritClips
SpiritClips is a broadband subscription-based online video service and film production company that offers heartwarming short films, family friendly movies and documentaries. The company features high quality short films online and on DVD for retail sale and license.
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closed 1/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

Shine Group, acquired ChannelFlip Media Limited

synopsis: Shine Group announced the acquisition of online broadcaster and original content producers, ChannelFlip. As part of Shine Group, the existing ChannelFlip team will continue to produce original content for online platforms.
buyer: Shine Group
Shine Group is the UK's largest independent production company. The company's core business spans television production, scripted and unscripted formats, film development and production, digital production and international sales and distribution. "
target: ChannelFlip Media Limited
ChannelFlip Media Limited provides short form Web video content for online viewing. The company serves entertainment, automotive, FMCG, public sector, and technology industries. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Oxford, United Kingdom.
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closed 3/7/2011 via New York Times

YouTube, acquired Next New Networks, Inc.

synopsis: YouTube, the video site owned by Google, has formally announced that it has acquired Next New Networks, a Web video production company founded in 2007, in its biggest effort yet to move beyond short, quirky home videos to professionally produced content.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
Founded in February 2005, YouTube is a consumer media company for people to watch and share original videos worldwide through a Web experience. YouTube allows people to easily upload and share video clips on www.YouTube.com and across the Internet through websites, blogs, and e-mail. "
target: Next New Networks, Inc.
Next New Networks is the leading provider of original entertainment programming for the Internet. The company is redefining entertainment by championing the next generation of show creators, helping build their audiences, capabilities, and paths to revenue.
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closed 8/9/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Premiere Publishing Group, Inc., acquired BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc is pleased to announce that it has closed the acquisition of Bold TV Corporation in its Bold Acquisition Corp. subsidiary. Bold TV is an internet based television network which just recently launched its flagship show "Who the Hell is Dan Bruder?"
buyer: Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPBL:$0.00)
Premiere Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG) was a magazine publishing company. During the year ended December 31, 2007, the Company discontinued all of its publishing activities. As of September 30, 2008, the Company’s operations consisted of completing a business combination with an operating company. "
target: BOLD TV Corporation, Inc.
Bold TV Corporation is an Internet Based Television Network and Production Company involved in the proprietary development, scripting and production of original cutting edge programming for distribution over the Internet.
price ($mm)
$0.06
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closed 2/15/2010 via Company Description

UBC Media Group plc, acquired Above The Title Production Limited

synopsis: Above The Title (ATT) announces that it has been acquired by UBC Media Group Plc. ATT will continue to be led by Simon Clegg, chief executive, and Adam Bromley, creative director, who will work with the same creative team. Contact details remain unchanged.
buyer: UBC Media Group plc
UBC Media Group is the market leader in the supply of audio content and broadcast data software to the radio industry in the UK. "
target: Above The Title Production Limited
Above The Title Productions Limited produces drama, comedy, factual, and entertainment programming for broadcast partners. It produces programmes for radio and television broadcasters, as well as audio podcasts and other programming for corporate clients.
price ($mm)
$0.13
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
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closed 1/31/2011 via Company Press Release

Comcast Corporation, acquired NBC Universal

synopsis: Comcast Corporation and General Electric have closed their transaction to create a joint venture, NBCUniversal, LLC. NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a motion picture company, significant television production operations, a television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.
buyer: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA:$108,991.00)
Comcast Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a cable operator in the United States. It offers various consumer entertainment and communication products and services. "
target parent: General Electric Company
target: NBC Universal
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
price ($mm)[EV]
$13,750 [$22,850]*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: NBRNF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
N Brown Group plc
N Brown Group plc
N Brown Group, and its principal subsidiary, JD Williams and Company Ltd, is a leading internet and catalogue home shopping company, with over 140 years of experience in the distance shopping market.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$753.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$118.20
EBIT ($mm)
$102.00
Net Income ($mm)
$81.00
Employees
3269
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Ticker: SEHK:8238
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited
Winto Group (Holdings) Limited is a Hong Kong-based company engaged in outdoor advertising and print media. Winto Group's outdoor advertising business offers billboard, outdoor LED display, and vehicle advertising services. Their print media business includes automobile and lifestyle magazines.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.66)
EBIT ($mm)
$4.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: OTCPK:MMPW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP), a Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, that delivers information and advertising to niche markets. MMP delivers niche publications and online platforms that targets the Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: BSE:532619
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Limited
UTV Software Communications Ltd. is a leading media and entertainment company in India reaching more than 247 million consumers with a presence in motion pictures, television and interactive media.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$187.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.85
EBIT ($mm)
$14.24
Net Income ($mm)
$4.48
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carolco Pictures
Carolco Pictures, Inc. is an American independent film production company that has produced such blockbuster successes as Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Total Recall, and the first three films of the Rambo.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.10)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCPK:CRIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc.
Crimson Forest Entertainment Group Inc. (OTC: CRIM) is a Feature Film Production Company. Formed in 2010, and financed with investment capital and presales from China, Crimson Forest Entertainment has successfully financed and acquired several films for international and North America distribution.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.63
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: US:NLMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Lampoon
National Lampoon
National Lampoon is and has been one of the leading brands in comedy for the last 30 years. National Lampoon is active in a broad array of entertainment activities, including feature films, television programming, interactive entertainment, home video, comedy audio CDs and book publishing.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$7.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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Ticker: OTCPK:HDUP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HeadsUp Entertainment International, Inc.
HeadsUp Entertainment International, Inc.
HeadsUp Entertainment International Inc. is a global media and entertainment company engaged in the creation of branded entertainment through the development, production and marketing of televised programming based on poker and other entertainment themes.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.09
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MSG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company
The Madison Square Garden Company is a fully integrated sports, media and entertainment business. It is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment, which are strategically aligned to work together to drive the Company's overall business.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$228.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($314.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($415.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4550
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prime Focus Ltd.
Prime Focus Ltd.
Prime Focus Ltd. is the world’s largest integrated media services powerhouse. They provide end-to-end creative services, technology products & services, production services and post production services to Studios, Broadcast and Advertising Industries.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$173.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.22
EBIT ($mm)
($4.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5500
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Ticker: OTCPK:SRMX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media is an advanced media company operating three divisions: Saddle Ranch Pictures, which produces films; Saddle Ranch TV, which produces documentaries; and Saddle Ranch Digital, which produces award-winning educational content for place-based media networks.
year
2016
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Ticker: LGF.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lionsgate
Lionsgate
The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world. Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive entertainment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,339.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$456.20
EBIT ($mm)
$184.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1443
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Ticker: SZSE:30013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the television play production, issuing and additive businesses. Huace Film primarily provides television series, advertisements, television books, movies and public relation activities, among others.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,239.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.08
EBIT ($mm)
$39.47
Net Income ($mm)
$34.51
Employees
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Ticker: SHSE:600977
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Film Co., Ltd.
China Film Co., Ltd. engages in the production and distribution of films in China. The company also produces television programs; operates and manages theaters; and provides film screening, marketing, and brokerage services.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,125.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.05
EBIT ($mm)
$181.35
Net Income ($mm)
$151.78
Employees
3776
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: BME:TL5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediaset España
Mediaset España
Mediaset España is a Spanish television network and media production company. Mediaset España is the main content producer in Spain and has the most watched channels. Their channels include Telecino, Cuatro, Divinity, and more. The company also produces feature films.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$974.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$254.59
EBIT ($mm)
$234.29
Net Income ($mm)
$181.18
Employees
1541
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Ticker: 300027
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation engages in the production, issuing, and derivative businesses of movies, television plays, and music in China and internationally.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$607.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$125.44
EBIT ($mm)
$114.91
Net Income ($mm)
$116.24
Employees
2329
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Ticker: 002292
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., one of the largest animation and entertainment businesses in China, has years of experience in operating and creating value from animation.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$418.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$87.48
EBIT ($mm)
$81.02
Net Income ($mm)
$71.73
Employees
1000
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