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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Shore Fire Media

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, a company that creates award-winning entertainment across multiple platforms, has acquired Shore Fire Media, a long-running music and entertainment industry PR firm that represents artists and culture makers at the top of their fields.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Led by CEO and Emmy-nominated Producer Bill O'Dowd, Dolphin Entertainment has created award-winning entertainment across multiple platforms, working with talented content creators on programs seen in more than 300 million homes and more than 100 territories worldwide. "
target: Shore Fire Media
Shore Fire Media is a long-running music and entertainment industry PR firm that represents artists and culture makers at the top of their fields. They integrate their relationships and insights into an ever-changing media landscape with their partners’ vision to craft messages that deliver results.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

42 West, acquired B/HI Impact, Inc.

synopsis: Entertainment marketing and production company Dolphin Entertainment is acquiring boutique gaming and e-sports PR firm B/HI, formerly known as Bender/Helper Impact. Under the terms of the deal, B/HI will operate as a division of public relations agency and Dolphin subsidiary 42West.
buyer parent: Dolphin Entertainment
buyer: 42 West
42West is the largest independently-owned public-relations firm in the entertainment industry. The firm’s PR professionals have developed and executed marketing and publicity strategies for hundreds of movies and television shows as well as for countless individual actors, filmmakers, and authors. "
target: B/HI Impact, Inc.
Founded in 1986, B/HI is a leading mid-size, independent PR agency located in Los Angeles and New York and focused on serving the communication needs of entertainment content, consumer/licensed entertainment products, gaming/esports and consumer technology companies.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

The Miroma Group, will acquire Way To Blue

synopsis: The Miroma Group announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Way To Blue, the award-winning global integrated communications agency working with high-profile brands across the consumer, lifestyle and entertainment industries.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is an end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Way To Blue
Based in the UK, Way To Blue is an award-winning global integrated communications agency working with high-profile brands in consumer, lifestyle, and entertainment. Their core services include research, social, publicity, influencer and digital marketing, and digital development.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

PMBC Group LLC, acquired ESSE PR LLC

synopsis: Technology PR agency PMBC Group announced its acquisition of ESSE PR, an award-winning independent agency servicing Los Angeles and San Francisco-based startups. Founded in 2009, ESSE PR services early and growth-stage companies that bridge entertainment and technology solutions including virtual reality and mobile solutions.
buyer: PMBC Group LLC
PMBC Group is a leading technology PR headquartered in Los Angeles, servicing clients across the globe. PMBC develops and executes results-driven campaigns designed to elevate business profiles, attract investment interest, establish credibility, and increase brand awareness. "
target: ESSE PR LLC
Founded in 2009, ESSE PR has been recognized as a reputable public relations provider amongst California's Silicon Valley and Los Angeles' startup community, servicing early and growth-stage companies that bridge entertainment and technology solutions including virtual reality and mobile solutions.
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closed 3/16/2016 via New York Times

PMK-BNC, Inc., acquired Prime Public Relations Inc.

synopsis: The Hollywood publicity and marketing agency PMK-BNC absorbed the clients and principals of smaller competitor Prime Public Relations. Prime is a boutique public relations agency for the entertainment industry. Prime has major clients as Robert Downey Jr., Seth MacFarlane, Aaron Sorkin and the directors Christopher McQuarrie and Phil Lord.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: PMK-BNC, Inc.
PMK•BNC is a strategic marketing and communications firm that specializes in popular culture and entertainment. PMK•BNC represents many of the world’s most prominent actors, actresses, directors, films, production companies, television properties, musicians, authors and content creators. "
target: Prime Public Relations Inc.
Prime Public Relations provides public relations services to the entertainment industry. Prime’s roster of clients includes several notable actors, showrunners, directors and producers. The company was founded in 2009 and is located in Culver City, CA.
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closed 12/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

Plus 1 Digital, acquired AKH Communications

synopsis: Plus 1 Digital, a digital solutions agency, has acquired AKH Communications, the London PR agency for Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and Hampton Court Palace Festival. The company will rebrand and be called Plus 1 Communications – becoming a fully integrated communications agency offering both PR and digital marketing solutions.
buyer: Plus 1 Digital
Plus 1 Digital is a small digital agency founded in 2013. The company is based in London, United Kingdom. "
target: AKH Communications
AKH Communications is the London PR agency for Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and Hampton Court Palace Festival.
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closed 4/14/2014 via Company Press Release

Motion PR, Inc., acquired Miller-Pear Public Relations

synopsis: Motion PR, a full-service public relations and social media agency, announced the acquisition of Miller-Pear Public Relations, a Chicago-based agency specializing in entertainment, travel/attraction, retail and consumer product publicity, communications consulting and media spokesperson training.
buyer: Motion PR, Inc.
Motion PR is a full service communications agency, with the expertise to build brands through top-notch story development, media outreach, social media, consultations, event creation and support, and copywriting. "
target: Miller-Pear Public Relations
Miller-Pear Public Relations is a Chicago-based agency specializing in entertainment, travel/attraction, retail and consumer product publicity, communications consulting and media spokesperson training.
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closed 4/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

Icon Builder Media, acquired Levine Communications Office

synopsis: Icon Media Builder has purchased Levine Communications Office. Levine Communications Office is one of the leading entertainment Public Relations firms in the world.
buyer: Icon Builder Media
Icon Builder Media is the branding and promotional firm for decision makers with their aim set squarely on making a major breakthrough in their industry. "
target: Levine Communications Office
Levine Communications Office was founded in June of 1983. It has grown into one of the leading entertainment Public Relations firms in the world.
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closed 5/6/2020 via PR Newswire

4media group, Inc., acquired News Generation, Inc.

synopsis: 4media group, Inc., a global integrated communications and market research company, announced the acquisition of media relations firm News Generation, Inc. Founded in 1997 by Susan Matthews Apgood, News Generation has been a trusted partner to associations, non-profits, government agencies, and corporations for more than 22 years.
buyer: 4media group, Inc.
4media group is an integrated communications group specializing in market research, digital, broadcast and public relations. Services they deliver include qualitative and quantitative research, online polling, PR surveys, focus groups, social and influencer engagements, native advertising, and more."
target: News Generation, Inc.
News Generation, Inc. is an issue-driven media relations firm specializing in broadcast media techniques. Founded in 1997 by Susan Matthews Apgood, News Generation has been a trusted partner to associations, non-profits, government agencies, and corporations for more than 22 years.
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closed 3/4/2020 via PR Web

Ellipses merged with af&co.,

synopsis: Ellipses has merged with af&co., an innovative lifestyle marketing and media relations firm. Ellipses is an integrated communications agency with a passion for exquisite food, beverage and travel. Ellipses' PR and social media experts deliver highly personalized plans to their clients to help them deliver the right message at the right time.
buyer: af&co.
af&co. is an innovative lifestyle marketing and media relations firm. af&co. provides a unique blend of expertise in marketing, public relations and creative services. The firm has developed and launched concepts for over 100 restaurants and hotels. "
target: Ellipses
Ellipses is an integrated communications agency with a passion for exquisite food, beverage and travel. Ellipses' PR and social media experts deliver highly personalized plans to their clients to help them deliver the right message at the right time on the right platform.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dani Lombard Public Relations Pty Limited merged with Soda Communications Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Dani Lombard Public Relations (DLPR) has merged with Soda Communications, a boutique PR consultancy in Australia. DLPR is an Australian boutique PR agency that specialises in consumer lifestyle brands. DLPR delivers premium and personalised PR services for consumer lifestyle brands across fashion, beauty, health & fitness, eco-living and more.
buyer: Soda Communications Pty Ltd
Soda Communications is a boutique PR consultancy in Australia. Soda Communications provides integrated solutions that helps craft conversations and influence the influencers. Their services include strategy development, media relations, issues management, digital PR, brand activation and more. "
target: Dani Lombard Public Relations Pty Limited
Dani Lombard Public Relations (DLPR) is an Australian boutique PR agency that specialises in consumer lifestyle brands. DLPR delivers premium and personalised PR services for consumer lifestyle brands across fashion, beauty, health & fitness, eco-living and more.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired CatchOn & Company Limited

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired a majority stake in CatchOn & Company Limited, a strategic marketing communications consultancy specializing in leisure, lifestyle and travel.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: CatchOn & Company Limited
Based in Hong Kong, CatchOn & Company Limited is a strategic marketing communications consultancy specializing in leisure, lifestyle and travel. Their range of services includes innovation ideation, brand communication, market insight & research, PR & media relations, and digital media strategies.
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closed 10/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

W Communications, acquired Lotus UK Integrated Communications

synopsis: W Communications has taken a 51 per cent stake in UK-based travel and tourism PR specialist. LOTUS, which employs 20 people, will keep its name and remain at its current office near London Bridge. LOTUS is an award winning PR, marketing and representation business with clients crossing travel and food sectors.
buyer: W Communications
W Communications was founded in 2009 and has become one of the UK’s fastest-growing creative companies. Working across the full spectrum of earned media, social and digital, they represent global brands, market-leading innovators and dynamic start-ups. "
target: Lotus UK Integrated Communications
LOTUS is an award winning PR, marketing and representation business with clients crossing travel and food sectors. Client portfolio includes national and regional governments, tour operators, hotels, airlines and transport companies.
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$3
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closed 10/4/2018 via PR Newswire

IMRE, acquired JMPR Public Relations

synopsis: imre, a marketing communications agency, has acquired JMPR Public Relations, a public relations agency specializing in the luxury, lifestyle and transportation industries. JMPR creates multi-faceted campaigns to help their clients strengthen their brand image and influence key consumers.
buyer: IMRE
imre is a marketing communications agency with expertise in social, digital, creative, public relations and paid media. imre creates solutions that build lasting and meaningful connections between brands and their customers. Their clients include AstraZeneca, John Deere, Marriott, STIHL, and more. "
target: JMPR Public Relations
JMPR Public Relations is a public relations agency specializing in the luxury, lifestyle and transportation industries. JMPR creates multi-faceted campaigns to help their clients strengthen their brand image and influence key consumers while generating heightened public awareness and interest.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

MMGY Global, Inc, acquired Grifco PR

synopsis: Travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global has acquired Grifco PR and its sister agency, Ophir PR. Grifco PR and Ophir PR are public relations firms in the the travel and hospitality industry, as well as the lifestyle industry.
buyer: MMGY Global, Inc
MMGY Global is an integrated marketing firm focused on the needs of the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. They help travel companies grow revenue by motivating their customers. "
target: Grifco PR
Based in the UK, Grifco is a leading public relations firm specializing in international luxury travel and lifestyle. They provide a professional media relations and media strategy service. Ophir PR is a boutique PR, communications and media relations agency in hotel, travel and tourism.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired The Door

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a publicly-traded independent producer of premium feature films and digital content, announced a major expansion of its marketing capabilities and footprint through its acquisition of The Door, a leading lifestyle and hospitality public relations, creative branding, and marketing services agency.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. They produce original feature films and digital programming primarily aimed at family and young adult markets. "
target: The Door
The Door is a creative relations agency constructed as "an idea house," with a focus on building important, viable brands through diverse initiatives. The Door represents a wide range of clients—including food and beverage, personalities, hospitality brands, and entertainment/media entities.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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closed 4/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ozco Communication, acquired Woki Toki

synopsis: Ozco Group has purchased 100% of the shares pf Woki Toki. Created in 2009 by Pauline Mayot, the public relations agency Woki Toki (customer portfolio: spirits, chefs, tourism, food, foodtech) strengthens the Ozco Group's lifestyle expertise.
buyer: Ozco Communication
For more than 20 years Ozco, formerly Vizioz Communication, has been one of the undisputed French leaders in the communication of major wine and spirits players to professionals and key strategic media. "
target: Woki Toki
Created in 2009 by Pauline Mayot, Woki Toki is a public relations agency with a customer portfolio including spirits, chefs, tourism, food, and foodtech. Woki Toki is based in Paris, France.
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closed 3/8/2018 via Company Press Release

MMGY Global, Inc, acquired Hills Balfour

synopsis: MMGY Global has announced that they have acquired Hills Balfour, Europe and Dubai’s leading public relations and marketing communications agency specializing in travel and tourism. The firm, founded 20 years ago by recognized industry leader Amanda Hills, has expertise in public relations, representation and marketing.
buyer: MMGY Global, Inc
MMGY Global is an integrated marketing firm focused on the needs of the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. They help travel companies grow revenue by motivating their customers. "
target: Hills Balfour
Hills Balfour is Europe and Dubai’s leading public relations and marketing communications agency specializing in travel and tourism. The firm, founded 20 years ago by recognized industry leader Amanda Hills, has expertise in public relations.
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closed 1/24/2018 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired The Brighter Group

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired The Brighter Group, a highly respected United Kingdom-based PR and marketing firm focused on the travel and tourism sector. Brighter Group's clients include airlines, cruise lines, travel agents, travel technology companies and tourist boards.
buyer: Finn Partners
Founded on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, Finn Partners is one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company focuses on organic growth and integrating new companies. "
target: The Brighter Group
The Brighter Group is one of the biggest independent travel and tourism PR, representation and marketing consultancies in the UK and works with clients from every sector of the travel industry. Clients include airlines, cruise lines, travel agents, travel technology companies and tourist boards.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

MMGY Global, Inc, acquired Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations, Inc.

synopsis: Travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global has acquired travel PR agency Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations (NJFPR). Founded in 1987, NJFPR is a full-service boutique agency based in New York, with offices in LA and Boston.
buyer: MMGY Global, Inc
MMGY Global is an integrated marketing firm focused on the needs of the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. They help travel companies grow revenue by motivating their customers. "
target: Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations, Inc.
Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations (NJFPR) is an award-winning travel PR firm. As a full-service boutique agency, NJFPR has been providing personal service and proven, cost-effective results for their clients since 1987. NJFPR is headquartered in New York, with offices in LA and Boston.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Shore Fire Media

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, a company that creates award-winning entertainment across multiple platforms, has acquired Shore Fire Media, a long-running music and entertainment industry PR firm that represents artists and culture makers at the top of their fields.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Led by CEO and Emmy-nominated Producer Bill O'Dowd, Dolphin Entertainment has created award-winning entertainment across multiple platforms, working with talented content creators on programs seen in more than 300 million homes and more than 100 territories worldwide. "
target: Shore Fire Media
Shore Fire Media is a long-running music and entertainment industry PR firm that represents artists and culture makers at the top of their fields. They integrate their relationships and insights into an ever-changing media landscape with their partners’ vision to craft messages that deliver results.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

42 West, acquired B/HI Impact, Inc.

synopsis: Entertainment marketing and production company Dolphin Entertainment is acquiring boutique gaming and e-sports PR firm B/HI, formerly known as Bender/Helper Impact. Under the terms of the deal, B/HI will operate as a division of public relations agency and Dolphin subsidiary 42West.
buyer parent: Dolphin Entertainment
buyer: 42 West
42West is the largest independently-owned public-relations firm in the entertainment industry. The firm’s PR professionals have developed and executed marketing and publicity strategies for hundreds of movies and television shows as well as for countless individual actors, filmmakers, and authors. "
target: B/HI Impact, Inc.
Founded in 1986, B/HI is a leading mid-size, independent PR agency located in Los Angeles and New York and focused on serving the communication needs of entertainment content, consumer/licensed entertainment products, gaming/esports and consumer technology companies.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Be Social

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company, has acquired Be Social, a Los Angeles-based digital communications agency and one of the first agencies with a hyper focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. They provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music and hospitality industries. "
target: Be Social
Be Social is a Los Angeles-based digital communications agency and one of the first agencies with a hyper focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration. Like the name suggests, Be Social is all about relationships.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Shore Fire Media

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, a company that creates award-winning entertainment across multiple platforms, has acquired Shore Fire Media, a long-running music and entertainment industry PR firm that represents artists and culture makers at the top of their fields.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Led by CEO and Emmy-nominated Producer Bill O'Dowd, Dolphin Entertainment has created award-winning entertainment across multiple platforms, working with talented content creators on programs seen in more than 300 million homes and more than 100 territories worldwide. "
target: Shore Fire Media
Shore Fire Media is a long-running music and entertainment industry PR firm that represents artists and culture makers at the top of their fields. They integrate their relationships and insights into an ever-changing media landscape with their partners’ vision to craft messages that deliver results.
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closed 11/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Viewpoint Creative

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, the parent company of PR firms 42West and The Door, acquired Viewpoint Creative, a full-service boutique creative branding and production agency from concept creation to final delivery.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Led by CEO and Emmy®-nominated Producer Bill O'Dowd, Dolphin has created award-winning entertainment across multiple platforms, working with talented content creators on programs seen in more than 300 million homes and more than 100 territories worldwide. "
target: Viewpoint Creative
Viewpoint Creative is a small agency that runs a full range of creative branding and production, from concept creation to final delivery including: brand strategy, concept and creative development, design & art direction, and more.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired The Door

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a publicly-traded independent producer of premium feature films and digital content, announced a major expansion of its marketing capabilities and footprint through its acquisition of The Door, a leading lifestyle and hospitality public relations, creative branding, and marketing services agency.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. They produce original feature films and digital programming primarily aimed at family and young adult markets. "
target: The Door
The Door is a creative relations agency constructed as "an idea house," with a focus on building important, viable brands through diverse initiatives. The Door represents a wide range of clients—including food and beverage, personalities, hospitality brands, and entertainment/media entities.
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closed 6/24/2008 via PR Newswire

Logica Holdings, Inc., purchased Dolphin Digital Media from Dolphin Entertainment

synopsis: Logica Holdings, Inc., a developer of social networking websites using state-of-the-art biometric identity authentication technology, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Dolphin Digital Media, Inc.
buyer: Logica Holdings, Inc. (LGHL:$0.00)
The Logica Holdings Group is a group of companies whose primary focus is in the e-commerce and IT sector. Each company has a specific purpose and is managed by highly experienced, professional and motivated individuals whose performance is rewarded on the basis of the success of the company. "
seller: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is one of the world's leading entertainment companies, specializing in children's and young adult programming. In addition to the Roxy Hunter mystery movie franchise, Dolphin's other 2007 Executive Producer credits includ top U.S. rated Nickelodeon series Zoey 101.
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closed 3/23/2010 via PR Newswire

Linktone Ltd., acquired InnoForm Media Pte Ltd

synopsis: Linktone Ltd. announced that it together with its major shareholder, PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk ("MNC"), have completed the acquisition of 75% of the share capital of InnoForm Group ("InnoForm"). InnoForm is one of the industry's leading VCD/DVD/CD distributors for both the English and Chinese language markets in Singapore and the Asian region.
buyer parent: BroadWebAsia, Inc.
buyer: Linktone Ltd. (LTON:$0.00)
Linktone Ltd. is a leading provider of wireless interactive entertainment products and services in China. Linktone provides a diverse portfolio of services to wireless consumers, with a particular focus on media, entertainment and communications. "
target: InnoForm Media Pte Ltd
The InnoForm Group consists of InnoForm Media, InnoForm Entertainment, InnoForm Digital Media and Alliance Entertainment Singapore. InnoForm's integrated business activities includes the development and licensing of children's edutainment products (InnoKids).
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closed 10/21/2009 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, purchased Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Mirage Studios

synopsis: Furthering its mission to provide premium content to its audiences, Nickelodeon--part of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. has acquired the global rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
seller: Mirage Studios
The Mirage Group is a group of companies, including Mirage Studios, Inc., located in Northampton, Massachusetts, that owned and managed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property from its creation in 1984 through 2009.
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closed 4/1/2009 via BusinessWire

Boomerang Media, LLC, acquired Entertainment Rights plc

synopsis: GTCR, one of America’s leading private equity firms, and Boomerang Media, LLC, announced the acquisition of the principal U.K. and U.S. trading subsidiaries of Entertainment Rights, a prominent global media company with an extensive portfolio encompassing some of the world’s most popular entertainment franchises.
buyer parent: GTCR Golder Rauner
buyer: Boomerang Media, LLC
Based in New York, Boomerang Media is a company focused on the ownership and exploitation of entertainment copyrights and related intellectual property across all media. "
target: Entertainment Rights plc
Entertainment Rights Plc is one of the UK's leading specialist media companies. Together with its US-based wholly owned subsidiary Classic Media Holdings, Inc., the Group is a leading global force in children's and family content.
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announced 12/8/2008 via BusinessWire

The Walt Disney Company, will purchase a minority stake in Jetix Europe N.V.

synopsis: In order to expand its kids and family media business in Europe and extend its brand leadership around the world, The Walt Disney Company announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into agreements to acquire outstanding shares of Jetix Europe N.V. for € 11 per share.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$60,760.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products. "
target: Jetix Europe N.V.
Jetix Europe is a pan-European media company comprised of television channels, program distribution and consumer products businesses. Its programming, geared towards kids age 6-14, currently reaches a combined 137 million television households in 58 countries and 18 languages.
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$179
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$24
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closed 9/8/2011 via PR Newswire

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., acquired LazyTown

synopsis: Turner Broadcasting System Europe, home to kids' brands including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito, announced its acquisition of Latibaer, the Icelandic entity which owns and operates the LazyTown brand. LazyTown is a children's entertainment brand dedicated to promoting health and wellbeing in a fun way.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. "
target: LazyTown
Latibaer is the Icelandic entity which owns and operates the LazyTown brand. LazyTown is a children's entertainment and lifestyle brand with internationally acclaimed TV show, Live Theatre shows, Radio Station, Music, Publishing, DVD, Apparel and more than 6000 SKUs of merchandise.
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closed 1/9/2008 via BNC Analysis

Fire Mountain Productions Ltd., acquired Kickback Media

synopsis: On January 9, 2008 Fire Mountain Productions Ltd. completed the acquisition of Kickback Media.
buyer: Fire Mountain Productions Ltd.
Fire Mountain Productions, Ltd. specializes in film and television production of corporate communications. "
target: Kickback Media
Kickback Media develops and manages intellectual property ranging from pre-school television series to girl's fashion and lifestyle brands.
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closed 3/23/2011 via Reuters

Huntsworth PLC, acquired Atomic Public Relations

synopsis: British public relations firm Huntsworth Plc posted a higher full-year profit on new businesses and said it had bought U.S.-based Atomic Public Relations to expand its footprint in North America.
buyer: Huntsworth PLC (LSE:HNT:$342.69)
Huntsworth Plc is an international public relations company. The Company's portfolio comprises public relations expertise in the consumer, financial, healthcare, public affairs and technology sectors, together with an offering in healthcare communications. "
target: Atomic Public Relations
Atomic Public Relations offers public relation services. Their unique approach has driven improvements of 100% and often more across numerous measures of online and offline PR program performance for a wide range of well-known technology, social media, consumer and entertainment brands.
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Centigrade International Limited, acquired Luxe Communications

synopsis: Centigrade was formed through the merger and acquisition of several well-established agencies including the public relations firm Luxe Communications in the U.S.
buyer: Centigrade International Limited
Centigrade is a new global marketing communications agency. The new marketing services group will serve a comprehensive list of international and widely known brands, such as Automobili Lamborghini, Breitling, Caterpillar, DuPont, Knauf, Merck Serono, Sappi and ScanSource/Motorola. "
target: Luxe Communications
Luxe Communications is a media relations and marketing communications agency that serves lifestyle industries including high-end products, technology, fashion and design.
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announced 8/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Organetix, will acquire KidFitness, Inc.

synopsis: On August 13, 2007 Organetix entered into a definitive share exchange agreement to acquire a 100% interest in New York- based media firm KidFitness, Inc.
buyer: Organetix
Organetix Inc. has defined its short-term strategy as evaluating potential acquisition candidates to both restore and create shareholder value. "
target: KidFitness, Inc.
KidFitness, Inc. has developed comprehensive media based programs to assist young children in improving fitness and health. Specifically the Company's exercise programs target a growing nationalhealth concern known as Child Obesity.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 5/12/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Left Behind Games, Inc., acquired LifeLine Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc., a leading publisher of Christian video games, announced it has finalized the acquisition of the Charlie Church Mouse brand name from LifeLine Studios. This will include ownership of not only the games, but also the Charlie Church Mouse TV series.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc. has become one of the world's leading independent developers and publishers of quality interactive entertainment products that perpetuate positive values and appeal to mainstream and faith-based audiences. "
target: LifeLine Studios, Inc.
Lifeline Studios seek to support the family with quality media that embraces faith-based values. Lifeline Studios provides television programs, computer games, web portals and films for Christian families around the world.
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closed 8/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Koch Media, acquired Sola Media

synopsis: Embracer Group has acquired Sola Media through THQ Nordic subsidiary, Koch Film. One of the leading companies in its field, Sola Media has been operating in the international arena since 2004, selling some of the most beloved children & family films across the globe, and specializing in high-quality animated features for the big screen.
buyer parent: Embracer Group
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: Sola Media
One of the leading companies in its field, Sola Media has been operating in the international arena since 2004, selling some of the most beloved children & family films across the globe, and specializing in high-quality animated features for the big screen. They are based in Germany.
price ($mm)
$2.68
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closed 2/6/2020 via PR Newswire

Relish Interactive, acquired Rocket Cartoons

synopsis: Relish Interactive, an award-winning Canadian digital studio, has acquired Rocket Cartoons, an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
buyer: Relish Interactive
Relish Interactive is an award-winning Canadian digital studio. Relish Interactive mixes storytelling and animation with technical magic to create immersive experiences for any platform. From apps and games to film and TV, their work connects brands with audiences in unforgettable ways. "
target: Rocket Cartoons
Rocket Cartoons is an indie animation studio in Costa Rica. Rocket Cartoons is the main producer of animated entertainment content for kids in Central America. Their original productions include Super Punch, Cocoland, Kip Van Creepy, Terror in Doomsville and more.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired independent media company Silvergate Media from the management team of Silvergate and from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based investment firm. Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York. Currently in production: three new seasons of Octonauts (Above and Beyond), two 70-minute movies and a 44-minute musical; Season 2 and a 70-minute movie special of Hilda.
price ($mm)
$195
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closed 11/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Television Russia, acquired Parovoz LLC

synopsis: Digital Television Russia (DTR), a Russian media company focused on thematic TV, has acquired a 51% stake in Parovoz, one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern and more.
buyer parent: All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
buyer: Digital Television Russia
Digital Television Russia (DTR) is a Russian media company focused on thematic TV. DTR delivers audiovisual content to TVs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, and movie theaters. DTR operates 19 channels that offer various genres, including entertainment, educational, drama, documentary and more. "
target: Parovoz LLC
Parovoz is one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern, Leo and Tig, Fantasy Patrol, Heroes of Envell and more.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aardman Animations Limited, acquired Aardman Animations Limited

synopsis: Aardman Animation, the stop-motion studio behind the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit shorts and Chicken Run, has brokered a new deal that puts ownership of the studio in the hands of its employees. Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who started the company, have ordered 75% of shares placed into a trust, where they will be held for Aardman’s workers.
buyer: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. "
target: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Grom Social, purchased Bonnie Boat & Friends from Raise TV

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, an innovative leader in providing original social media content to children, has acquired the Bonnie Boat & Friends brand from Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network. Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more."
seller: Raise TV
Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another. Bonnie Boat & Friends belongs to Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network that offers original faith-based series programming.
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closed 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Mediawan S.A., acquired ON Kids & Family

synopsis: Mediawan, an independent European audiovisual content platform, is continuing its development by acquiring ON Kids & Family, a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family.
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: ON Kids & Family
ON Kids & Family is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family, including CGI animated feature films (The Little Prince) and television series (Miraculous Ladybug) meant for audiences around the world.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Media, acquired Cosmos-Maya

synopsis: Emerald Media, a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia, has acquired a majority stake in Cosmos-Maya, Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Emerald Media
Emerald Media is a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia. Emerald Media primarily focuses on providing growth capital to media, entertainment and digital media companies. "
target: Cosmos-Maya
Cosmos-Maya is Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content. Cosmos-Maya produces around 600 minutes (30 half hours) of animation on a monthly basis and has produced over 20000 minutes of original animated content.
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announced 10/1/2017 via Reuters

Bain Capital, will acquire Asatsu-DK, Inc.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital aims to buy advertising agency, Asatsu-DK Inc. Headquartered in Tokyo, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target: Asatsu-DK, Inc. (TSE:9747:$3,108.59)
Asatsu-DK Inc. is a Japanese advertising agency. Headquartered in the Toranomon Hills building complex in Minato, Tokyo since June 2014, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,356 [$1,193]
rev ($mm)
$3,120
EBITDA ($mm)
$68
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0.0x
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0.0x
closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Factory, acquired Rollo Rights Limited

synopsis: Manchester-based, BAFTA-winning animation studio Factory has acquired Rollo Rights, and will be developing their own IP under its new licensing division Factory Rights. Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, and more.
buyer: Factory
Factory is an independent, innovative, multi-genre animation studio working in broadcast and advertising. Factory has developed a reputation as a world leader in the design and collaborative development of immersive entertainment. "
target: Rollo Rights Limited
Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, as well as King Rollo, Victor & Maria, Towser, Watt the Devil, Art, Ric, and Dr Xargle.
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