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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.
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closed 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Studio 100, acquired M4e AG

synopsis: The Belgian corporation Studio 100 N.V. with its head office in Schelle, Belgium, acquired a 68 per cent majority in the German brand management and media company m4e AG. m4e AG is a leader in the creation, production, distribution and marketing of animated and live action programming for children and families.
buyer: Studio 100
Studio 100 was founded in 1996 as a small TV production company. Since then they have continued to pursue the same goal: to produce content which is engaging, entertaining and educational for children and their parents. "
target: M4e AG (DB:MU4:$11.97)
The m4e Group, founded in 2003, is an international brand management and media company focusing on children’s and family entertainment content. m4e AG is a leader in the creation, production, distribution and marketing of animated and live action programming.
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closed 10/26/2012 via PE Hub

DHX Media Ltd., acquired The Cookie Jar Group

synopsis: DHX Media, a Halifax-based company involved in the production, distribution, and licensing of family friendly television and other media, announced that it has closed its acquisition of Cookie Jar Entertainment. Cookie Jar, formerly known as Cinar, is a Toronto-based producer and marketer of animated and live-action programming.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media is an international leader in television production and distribution, interactive content and entertainment licensing. DHX Kids and Wildbrain Entertainment focus on children, family and youth markets while DHX Entertainment focuses on primetime programming. "
target parent: Birch Hill Equity Partners
target: The Cookie Jar Group
The Cookie Jar Group of Companies is one of the world's leading independent entertainment and consumer products companies with offices around the globe. Cookie Jar Entertainment is a leader in the creation, production and marketing of animated and live-action programming.
price ($mm)[EV]
$47 [$113]
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$55
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
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announced 1/19/2012 via PR Newswire

Next 1 Interactive, Inc., will acquire The Wumblers

synopsis: Next 1 Interactive, Inc., a multi-faceted media company specializing in Travel and Real Estate, announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase The Giddy Gander Company and The Wumblers preschool television series and brand. The television series consists of meaningful messages and uplifting story lines for children.
buyer: Next 1 Interactive, Inc. (NXOI:$1.29)
Next One Interactive, Inc. is a multi faceted media company specializing in Travel and Real Estate. Next 1 plans the delivery of targeted content via multiple digital platforms including Cable and Video on Demand TV Broadcast, Broadband and mobile. "
target: The Wumblers
The Giddy Gander Company, LLC owns and operates The Wumblers, a preschool television series. The television series consists of meaningful messages, uplifting story lines, and exciting characters to stimulate chindren's minds.
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closed 11/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Candle Media, acquired Moonbug

synopsis: Moonbug Entertainment Ltd., the digital-first, global children’s entertainment company, announced it has been acquired Candle Media, a media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Candle Media
Candle Media is a next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone. Candle is an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. "
target: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills.
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closed 9/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

iGeneration Studios, acquired Komixx Entertainment

synopsis: iGeneration Studios, a UK-headquartered film & TV producer, has acquired Komixx Entertainment Group, an independent film and TV production company in the UK. Komixx acquires, develops and produces feature films and TV series for the kids to young-adult audience. Their productions include The Kissing Booth, ITCH, Dog Loves Books, and more.
buyer: iGeneration Studios
iGeneration Studios is a UK-headquartered film & TV producer. iGeneration Studios produces movies and TV shows for young to adult audiences. "
target: Komixx Entertainment
Komixx Entertainment is an independent film and TV production company in the UK. Komixx acquires, develops and produces feature films and TV series for the kids to young-adult audience. Their productions include The Kissing Booth, ITCH, Dog Loves Books, and more.
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closed 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

Moonbug, acquired One Animation

synopsis: Moonbug Entertainment has acquired Singapore-based studio One Animation, the creator behind non-dialogue comedy series Oddbods. Since launching in August 2014, Oddbods has aired in more than 180 countries and is currently running on major global networks including Disney, Cartoon Network and Netflix, according to One Animation.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills. "
target: One Animation
One Animation is the Singapore-based creator behind non-dialogue comedy series Oddbods. Since launching in August 2014, Oddbods has aired in more than 180 countries and is currently running on major global networks including Disney, Cartoon Network and Netflix, according to One Animation.
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closed 4/6/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Brands International, Inc, acquired WOW! Unlimited Media Inc.

synopsis: Genius Brands International, Inc., a global kids media company, has acquired WOW! Unlimited Media, an animation production company that produces animation content for kids. WOW! has produced animations for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sony, Hulu and Dreamworks. The company has worked on titles such as ReBoot, Bravest Warriors, Ratchet & Clank, and more.
buyer: Genius Brands International, Inc (GNUS:$7.87)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. (TSXV:WOW:$56.11)
WOW! Unlimited is an animation production company that produces top-end animation content for kids. WOW! has produced animations for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sony, Hulu and Dreamworks. The company has worked on titles such as ReBoot, Bravest Warriors, Ratchet & Clank, Octonauts, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$47 [$77]
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$59
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$6
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1.3x
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12.4x
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.
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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 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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closed 12/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Studio 100, acquired Little Airplane Productions Inc.

synopsis: Studio 100, a Belgian family entertainment company, has acquired Little Airplane Productions, an animation studio that produces preschool television programs. Little Airplane Productions is known for series such as Wonder Pets, Small Potatoes, Super Wings and P. King Duckling, all original productions created for broadcasters around the world.
buyer: Studio 100
Studio 100 was founded in 1996 as a small TV production company. Since then they have continued to pursue the same goal: to produce content which is engaging, entertaining and educational for children and their parents. "
target: Little Airplane Productions Inc.
Little Airplane Productions is an Emmy-winning animation studio that produces preschool television programs. The company is known for series such as Wonder Pets, Small Potatoes, Super Wings and P. King Duckling, all original productions created for broadcasters around the world.
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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]
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$3,120
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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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closed 3/8/2017 via Company Press Release

Kaiken Entertainment Ltd, purchased Animation Studio and Publishing business from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Kaiken Entertainment, a entertainment company specializing in storytelling through film, apps, streaming video and publishing, has purchased Rovio's TV animation studio in Vancouver and Rovio's book publishing business. The two assets have made a variety of animations and books about Rovio's most well know franchise, Angry Birds.
buyer: Kaiken Entertainment Ltd
Kaiken Entertainment is an entertainment company based out of Los Angeles, Helsinki and Vancouver specializing in storytelling through TV, film, digital products and publishing with a team that has achieved the impossible many times over. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$323.62)
Rovio is a entertainment media company. Their most well know product is the Angry Birds mobile app game. They own an animation studio and publishing buisness which have expanded the Angry Birds universe by creating a variety of cartoons and fictional books for the franchise.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Boat Rocker Media, acquired Jam Filled Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Boat Rocker Media, a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium content and brands, continues to make strategic investments to grow its family and kids content with the acquisition of Jam Filled Entertainment, a leading full service animation company in Canada. With a focus on premium 2D content.
buyer: Boat Rocker Media
Boat Rocker Media is a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium media content for all platforms and develops brands and IP for worldwide monetization. "
target: Jam Filled Entertainment Inc.
Founded in 2008, Jam Filled Entertainment is a full-service digital animation studio headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, providing quality work from concept to animation.
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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.
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closed 4/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Shamrock Capital Advisors has acquired a majority stake in Silvergate Media to expand Silvergate’s intellectual property, library rights and digital capabilities. Silvergate develops and produces world-class content built to inspire, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through innovative storytelling, great products and strong partnerships.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with a rich history of investing in the media, entertainment and communications sectors. They use their proprietary network of relationships and deep industry vertical knowledge to identify companies with potential for investment. "
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate Media is a highly creative TV production and licensing company, driven by big ideas and big collaborations. Our mission is to develop world-class children’s brands which inspire, entertain, educate and engage through innovative content, great products and strong partnerships.
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announced 7/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

Banijay Group, will acquire Sony Pictures Television Germany

synopsis: Banijay Group, a global production and distribution company, is to acquire Sony Pictures Film und Fernseh Produktions (Sony Pictures Television Germany), a home for a number of standout entertainment formats and scripted productions.
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 parent: Sony Corporation
target: Sony Pictures Television Germany
Based in Cologne, led by Astrid Quentell and Mirek Nitsch, Sony Pictures Television Germany has become a home for a number of standout entertainment formats and scripted productions.
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announced 3/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire Industrial Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television, one of the television industry’s leading content providers, will acquire Industrial Media, an independent nonfiction production company. Industrial Media creates and produces content for audiences worldwide. Their work includes shows such as American Idol, 90 Day Fiancé, Indian Matchmaking, Selena+Chef and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. SPT produces and distributes programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. Their portfolio of shows include Crossing Swords, The Blacklist, Cobra Kai, and more. "
target: Industrial Media
Industrial Media is an independent nonfiction production company. Industrial Media works with industry-leading production companies to create and produce content for audiences worldwide. Their work includes shows such as American Idol, 90 Day Fiancé, Indian Matchmaking, Selena+Chef and more.
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closed 12/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Bad Wolf

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf Ltd, the award-winning production company behind some of the most ambitious and globally-acclaimed dramas in recent years, including His Dark Materials (HBO/BBC), The Night Of (HBO) and I Hate Suzie (Sky).
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. "
target: Bad Wolf
Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf Ltd is the award-winning production company behind some of the most ambitious and globally-acclaimed dramas in recent years, including His Dark Materials (HBO/BBC), A Discovery Of Witches (Sky), Industry (HBO/BBC), The Night Of (HBO) and I Hate Suzie (Sky).
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Eleven Film

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired Eleven Film, a studio that produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes SEX EDUCATION for Netflix, TRUE HORROR for Channel 4, GAP YEAR for E4, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING for Sky, GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4.
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: Eleven Film
Founded in 2006, Eleven produces quality drama, documentary and comedy for the UK and international markets. Their work includes SEX EDUCATION for Netflix, TRUE HORROR for Channel 4, GAP YEAR for E4, THE ENFIELD HAUNTING for Sky, GLUE for E4, and CAST OFFS for Channel 4.
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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.
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announced 11/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

IMS Internet Media Services, will acquire IMS Internet Media Services

synopsis: Internet Media Services (IMS) has reached an agreement with Sony Pictures Television to acquire the majority ownership stake in the Miami-based digital advertising company. IMS' management Gaston Taratuta and Ignacio Vidaguren will become majority owners and will maintain operational control of the business.
buyer: IMS Internet Media Services
IMS Internet Media Services (IMS) is a leading digital marketing and communications company that partners with fast-moving businesses seeking to expand into and within Latin America. IMS helps brands reach new levels of engagement through its exclusive ecosystem of commercial partnerships. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: IMS Internet Media Services
IMS Internet Media Services (IMS) is a leading digital marketing and communications company that partners with fast-moving businesses seeking to expand into and within Latin America. IMS helps brands reach new levels of engagement through its exclusive ecosystem of commercial partnerships.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

SPI International, acquired Film1 Group

synopsis: SPI International, a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents, has acquired the Film1 premium movie channel brand in the Netherlands from Sony Pictures Television. Film1 is a Dutch premium television and video on demand service where people can watch anytime, anywhere for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
buyer: SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents. SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Film1 Group
Film1 is a Dutch premium television and video on demand service. Watch anytime, anywhere for a fixed monthly subscription fee.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trace, purchased UK Music Channels from Sony Pictures Television, Inc.

synopsis: Trace, a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment, has acquired the UK-based music channels Chart Show TV, Chart Show Hits, Starz and The Vault from Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Sony Pictures Television, Inc. is an American television production and distribution studio.
buyer: Trace
TRACE is a global broadcast and digital media company specialized in afro urban music and entertainment. Through its 22 pay TV channels, radios, online and mobile services, TRACE connects with a 200 million multicultural audience in more than 160 countries. They are headquartered in France. "
seller parent: Sony Corporation
seller: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
The acquisition includes the UK-based music channels Chart Show TV, Chart Show Hits, Starz and The Vault from Sony Pictures Television (SPT). Sony Pictures Television, Inc. is an American television production and distribution studio.
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announced 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire FUNimation

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television Networks, a division of television production and distribution studio Sony Pictures Television Inc., will acquire a 95% stake in Funimation. Funimation licenses, adapts and distributes anime content from Japanese rights holders internationally. Its catalog includes more than 10,000 hours of content with over 450 brands.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. produces and distributes programming, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment on various platforms, such as broadcast and cable, first-run and off-network syndication, and digital distribution. "
target: FUNimation
Funimation, based in Flower Mound, Texas, licenses, adapts and distributes anime content from Japanese rights holders internationally. Its catalog includes more than 10,000 hours of content with rights to over 450 brands and provides dubbed and subbed anime across multiple channels.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired truTV UK

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television, an American television production and distribution studio, has acquired British channel truTV, a larger-than-life entertainment channel that enthrals, engages and amuses with a mix of original, revealing and entertaining programs including Hardcore Pawn: Chicago, Container Wars, South Beach Tow and Ink Master.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. produces and distributes programming, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment on various platforms, such as broadcast and cable, first-run and off-network syndication, and digital distribution. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: truTV UK
truTV is a larger-than-life British television entertainment channel that enthrals, engages and amuses with a mix of original, revealing and entertaining programs including Hardcore Pawn: Chicago, Container Wars, South Beach Tow and Ink Master.
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announced 7/8/2015 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire IMS Internet Media Services

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake in IMS Internet Media Services (IMS), one of Latin America's largest ad sales and media buying firms in the digital space.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. produces and distributes programming, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment on various platforms, such as broadcast and cable, first-run and off-network syndication, and digital distribution. "
target: IMS Internet Media Services
IMS Internet Media Services (IMS) is a leading digital marketing and communications company that partners with fast-moving businesses seeking to expand into and within Latin America.
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$100*
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announced 3/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire Film1 Group

synopsis: Expanding its Western Europe footprint, Sony Pictures Television Networks has inked a deal with Liberty Global to acquire Dutch paybox group Film1. On top of being the leading purveyor of Dutch indie movies, Film1 also features premium titles from DreamWorks, Fox, Paramount, MGM and Warner Bros. The group also has an on-demand service, Film1 Go.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. produces and distributes programming, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment on various platforms, such as broadcast and cable, first-run and off-network syndication, and digital distribution. "
target parent: Liberty Global plc
target: Film1 Group
Film1 is the leading purveyor of Dutch indie movies. It offers five premium Pay TV channels: Film1 Premiere, Film1 Action, Film1 Comedy & Kids, Film1 Spotlight and Film1 Sundance. Film1 also features premium titles from DreamWorks, Fox, Paramount, MGM and Warner Bros.
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closed 12/3/2014 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Playmaker Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television, Inc. confirmed the expansion of its international production business into Australia with the acquisition of Playmaker Media, a leading independent scripted television production company.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. produces and distributes programming, including series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment on various platforms, such as broadcast and cable, first-run and off-network syndication, and digital distribution. "
target: Playmaker Media
Playmaker Media is an Australian television production company specializing in authored and contemporary primetime drama.
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announced 6/26/2014 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire CSC Media Group

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire CSC Media Group in the UK. Under the agreement, SPT will own and operate the 16 ad-supported channels in the company's portfolio, pending regulatory approval. CSC is one of the UK's largest independent cable/satellite TV channel groups.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: CSC Media Group
CSC is one of the UK's largest independent cable/satellite TV channel groups with a portfolio of channels across kids, music, and movies and entertainment genres. CSC also owns and operates a number of complementary websites, on-demand services and mobile apps.
price ($mm)
$182
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closed 5/28/2014 via Yahoo, Inc.

Vubiquity, Inc., acquired FilmFlex Movies Ltd

synopsis: Vubiquity announced that it had acquired FilmFlex Movies Ltd., one of the largest VOD and multiplatform providers outside the United States. FilmFlex provides digital storefront and video on demand services to connected consumers throughout the UK. The company has licensing agreements with major US studios and many independent distributors.
buyer: Vubiquity, Inc.
Vubiquity is the leading global provider of multiplatform video services, helping to bring the most innovative, advanced services into consumers’ homes and onto their connected devices. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: FilmFlex Movies Ltd
FilmFlex is one of the most successful movies-on-demand service providers in Europe. The FilmFlex online platform is a managed white label solution that includes website and platform operation, all content management, billing and customer service.
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closed 12/16/2013 via Company Press Release

Tuvalu Media B.V., acquired Tuvalu Media B.V.

synopsis: Tuvala Media's management has completed their buyout from Sony Pictures Television. The company develops and produces television programs, drama series, feature films and documentaries for national and international broadcasters, transmitters and other clients. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in the Netherlands.
buyer: Tuvalu Media B.V.
Tuvalu Media develops and produces television programs, drama series, feature films and documentaries for national and international broadcasters, transmitters and other clients. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in the Netherlands. "
target parent: Sony Corporation
target: Tuvalu Media B.V.
Tuvalu Media develops and produces television programs, drama series, feature films and documentaries for national and international broadcasters, transmitters and other clients. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in the Netherlands.
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closed 8/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Left Bank Pictures

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired UK's Left Bank Pictures. Left Bank Pictures is an award-winning independent television and film production company. Left Bank Pictures works with the UK’s leading writing, directing and on-screen talent to produce bold, innovative feature films, television dramas and cutting edge comedy.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television, Inc. operates as a content provider in the television industry. It produces and distributes programming, such as series, telefilms, theatrical releases, and family entertainment in various genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music, and reality. "
target: Left Bank Pictures
Left Bank Pictures is an award-winning independent television and film production company. Left Bank Pictures works with the UK’s leading writing, directing and on-screen talent to produce bold, innovative feature films, television dramas and cutting edge comedy.
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closed 1/14/2009 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Embassy Row

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has purchased Michael Davies' television and digital company, Embassy Row, further expanding their production and distribution of non-fiction programming, it was announced by Steve Mosko, president, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Michael Davies.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television is one of the TV industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, theatrical releases and family entertainment for network and cable television, as well as first-run and off-network series for syndication. "
target: Embassy Row
Embassy Row is a New York City-based global format and digital production company dedicated to developing original concepts and adapting international formats for television networks, online and wireless distribution in the U.S. and around the world.
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closed 8/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Rocketboom

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to Rocketboom.com in all media. Under the agreement, SPT will manage Rocketboom's current distribution agreements and increase distribution across all platforms.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television is one of the TV industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, theatrical releases and family entertainment for network and cable television, as well as first-run and off-network series for syndication. "
target: Rocketboom
Rocketboom is a three minute daily videoblog based in New York City. We cover and create a wide range of information and commentary from top news stories to quirky internet culture.
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announced 2/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will purchase all rights to "Afterworld," a futuristic 2.5D animated episodic property from Electric Farm Entertainment

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television International has signed a landmark agreement to exclusively acquire all international television, Internet, digital sell-through, gaming and mobile rights to "Afterworld," a futuristic 2.5D animated episodic property from Emmy Award(R) nominated producer Stan Rogow and renowned multi-platform writer Brent Friedman.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television is one of the TV industry's leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, including series, theatrical releases and family entertainment for network and cable television, as well as first-run and off-network series for syndication. "
seller: Electric Farm Entertainment
Electric Farm Entertainment is a digital studio for the development of intellectual properties across multiple platforms. The company principals are Stan Rogow, Brent Friedman and Jeff Sagansky.
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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.
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$195
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closed 11/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

ITV Studios Limited, acquired Lingo Pictures Pty Ltd

synopsis: ITV Studios, the UK's biggest production company, has acquired a majority stake in Lingo Pictures, an Australian production company. Lingo Pictures create innovative and ambitious scripted drama content. Their productions include popular TV shows such as The Secrets She Keeps, Upright, Lambs of God, On the Ropes, and Wake in Fright.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: ITV Studios Limited
ITV Studios is the UK's biggest production company with sales & distribution, consumer products and production on a global scale. ITV Studios has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. They work closely with content partners, licensees and brand owners to produce superb content. "
target: Lingo Pictures Pty Ltd
Lingo Pictures is an Australian production company. Lingo Pictures create innovative and ambitious scripted drama content. Their productions include popular TV shows such as The Secrets She Keeps, Upright, Lambs of God, On the Ropes, and Wake in Fright.
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closed 10/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Global City Group, acquired Every Cloud Productions

synopsis: Global City Group, a company that acquires and invests in promising and prominent businesses, has acquired Every Cloud Productions. Established in 2009, Every Cloud Productions has grown to be one of Australia’s most successful independent production companies.
buyer: Global City Group
Global City Group acquires and invests in promising and prominent businesses to create a future-focused network of talent and ideas across film and television, games, tech, media and communications. "
target: Every Cloud Productions
Established in 2009, Every Cloud Productions has grown to be one of Australia’s most successful independent production companies.
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closed 10/17/2022 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, acquired Mam Tor Productions Limited

synopsis: Banijay UK has acquired Mam Tor Productions, the high-end drama producer founded by renowned producer Tally Garner. With a focus on high end, contemporary and original returning series, and working predominantly with new talent, women and other underrepresented groups, Mam Tor’s latest series, six-part original drama CHLOE, was a hit for BBC One.
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: Mam Tor Productions Limited
UK-based Mam Tor Productions is the high-end drama producer founded by renowned producer Tally Garner. With a focus on high end, contemporary and original returning series, Mam Tor’s latest series, six-part original drama CHLOE, was a hit for BBC One.
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announced 10/5/2022 via BNC Analysis

Banijay Group, will acquire Beyond International Ltd

synopsis: Banijay, a global production and distribution company, will acquire Beyond International, an Australian-based producer and distributor of television content. Beyond has produced over five thousand hours of global television programming. Their productions include MythBusters, My Lottery Dream Home, Pooch Perfect, Troppo and more.
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: Beyond International Ltd (AU:BYI:$56.18)
Beyond International is an Australian-based producer and distributor of television content. Beyond has produced over five thousand hours of global television programming. Their productions include MythBusters, My Lottery Dream Home, Pooch Perfect, Love It Or List It Australia, Troppo and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$31 [$31]
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
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0.5x
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6.8x
closed 10/5/2022 via BNC Analysis

BBC Studios, acquired Firebird Pictures

synopsis: BBC Studios, the commercial arm of U.K. public broadcaster BBC, has taken full ownership of Firebird Pictures, a scripted production company founded in 2019 that is developing high end drama for UK and International Television.
buyer parent: British Broadcasting Corporation
buyer: BBC Studios
BBC Studios is a British television production and distribution company. It is a commercial arm of the BBC, bringing together the majority of the former BBC Television division's in-house production departments; Comedy, Drama, Entertainment, Music & Events, and Factual. "
target: Firebird Pictures
Firebird Pictures is a scripted production company founded in 2019 that is developing high end drama for UK and International Television.
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announced 9/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Asylum Entertainment, will acquire Texas Crew Productions

synopsis: LA-based Asylum Entertainment Group has acquired Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! producer Texas Crew Productions. Texas Crew Productions creates premium television content for clients worldwide, and has won more than 25 Emmy Awards and an NAACP award in the process. Texas Crew specializes in true crime, sports, music and home renovation.
buyer parent: The Content Group (TCG)
buyer: Asylum Entertainment
Asylum Entertainment, LLC produces television shows, films, and documentaries. It specializes in creating and producing scripted, non-scripted, and sports documentary programming. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Encino, California. "
target: Texas Crew Productions
Texas Crew Productions creates premium television content for clients worldwide, and has won more than 25 Emmy Awards and an NAACP award in the process. Texas Crew specializes in true crime, sports, music and home renovation.
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closed 8/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Eagle Pictures, acquired 302 Original Content

synopsis: Eagle Pictures, a leading film production and distribution company in Italy, has acquired 302 Original Content from Euro Media Group (EMG), a global provider of broadcast services and media solutions. 302 Original Content is an independent film and TV production company in Italy that brings stories to life for national and international audiences.
buyer: Eagle Pictures
Eagle Pictures is a leading film production and distribution company in Italy. Eagle Pictures is focused on film production and acquiring rights to distribute films through various channels, including cinema, home video, television, and digital media. "
target parent: PAI Partners
target: 302 Original Content
302 Original Content is an independent film and TV production company in Italy. 302 Original Content produces beautiful content that brings stories to life for national and international audiences. Their productions include My Brother and I, Marta & Eva, and My Centerfold Girls.
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announced 7/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

Banijay Group, will acquire Sony Pictures Television Germany

synopsis: Banijay Group, a global production and distribution company, is to acquire Sony Pictures Film und Fernseh Produktions (Sony Pictures Television Germany), a home for a number of standout entertainment formats and scripted productions.
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 parent: Sony Corporation
target: Sony Pictures Television Germany
Based in Cologne, led by Astrid Quentell and Mirek Nitsch, Sony Pictures Television Germany has become a home for a number of standout entertainment formats and scripted productions.
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closed 7/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

NEWEN, acquired Rise Films Limited

synopsis: Newen Studios, the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, has acquired majority stake in Rise Films, an award-winning production company in the UK. Rise Films produces films and television programs for broadcasters and partners around the world. Their productions include The Invisible War, Icarus, Knuckle, Dreamcatcher, and more.
buyer parent: TF1 Group
buyer: NEWEN
Newen is the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, with a strong international presence. Newen creates programs for all players in the sector, from public and private channels to digital platforms. Newen is also a major player in audiovisual distribution in France and abroad. "
target: Rise Films Limited
Rise Films is an award-winning production company in the UK. Rise Films has produced films and television programs for broadcasters and partners such as BBC, Channel 4, PBS, Showtime and HBO. Their productions include The Invisible War, The Interrupters, Icarus, Knuckle, Dreamcatcher, and more.
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announced 6/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

ITV plc, will acquire Plimsoll Productions

synopsis: ITV, the UK's biggest production company, will acquire a 79.5% stake in Plimsoll Productions, a UK based production company. Plimsoll creates and produces premium non scripted shows that entertain and thrill audiences around the world. Their shows include Tiny World, Hostile Planet, Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker, Night on Earth, and more.
buyer: ITV plc (LSE:ITV:$3,453.00)
ITV is an integrated producer broadcaster, operating the largest commercial family of channels in the UK. In addition to traditional broadcasting on their channels, they deliver their content on demand through numerous platforms, both directly and via ITV Player. "
target: Plimsoll Productions
Plimsoll Productions is a UK based production company. Plimsoll creates and produces premium non scripted shows that entertain and thrill audiences around the world. Their shows include Tiny World, Hostile Planet, Handmade: Britain’s Best Woodworker, Night on Earth, and more.
price ($mm)
$128
rev ($mm)
$62
EBITDA ($mm)
$12
EV / rev
2.1x
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10.4x
announced 6/10/2022 via BNC Analysis

Fenix Entertainment, will acquire Verve Media Company

synopsis: Fenix Entertainment, a film and music production company in Italy, will acquire a 60% stake in Verve Media Company, an Italian production company that produces original TV and multimedia content. Verve produces content for national and international markets. Their genres include light entertainment, infotainment, game show, and documentaries.
buyer: Fenix Entertainment
Fenix Entertainment is a film and music production company in Italy. Fenix Entertainment produces films, TV shows, documentaries, docu-films, soundtracks, and more. Their productions include Diva!, Bride in Red, Behind the Night, That's Love, Super Cafoni, and more. "
target: Verve Media Company
Verve Media Company is an Italian production company that produces original TV and multimedia content. Verve has produced more than 5000 hours of content for national and international markets. Their genres include light entertainment, infotainment, game show, docu-reality and documentaries.
price ($mm)
$1.26*
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$1
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3.0x
announced 5/25/2022 via Company Press Release

108 Media, will acquire Revolution Media

synopsis: 108 Media, a global media company, will acquire Revolution Media, a film and TV production company in Malaysia. Revolution Media aims to to develop, produce and distribute high quality television series and feature films for global audiences. Their titles include The Ghost Bride, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Tombirou, and more.
buyer: 108 Media
108 Media is a global media company focused on emerging markets and cross-cultural content solutions. 108 Media is a studio, financier and global sales agent that turns ideas and concepts into beautiful TV shows and films. Their projects include Caraoke Showdown, Blow Back, Mrs Raffles, and more. "
target: Revolution Media
Revolution Media is a film and TV production company in Malaysia. Revolution Media aims to to develop, produce and distribute high quality television series and feature films for global audiences. Their titles include The Ghost Bride, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Tombirou, and more.
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closed 5/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Fremantle, acquired Element Pictures

synopsis: Fremantle, one the largest producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world, has acquired a majority stake in Element Pictures, an Irish film production company. Element Pictures collaborates with with talented creatives to produce films and television shows. Their productions include Normal People, Room, Herself and more.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Fremantle
Fremantle is one the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. Fremantle produces over 12,000 hours of original programming, rolls out more than 60 formats and airs 450 programmes a year worldwide. "
target: Element Pictures
Element Pictures is an Irish film production company. Element Pictures collaborates with with bold, talented creatives to produce films and television shows. Their productions include Normal People, Room, Herself, The Little Stranger, A Date for Mad Mary, and more.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Banijay Group, acquired Groenlandia Group

synopsis: Banijay, a global production and distribution company, has acquired Groenlandia Group, a leading production group in Italy. Groenlandia Group creates high quality films, TV series, documentaries, non-fction shows, and shorts. Their productions include Romulus, Rose Island, The Hanging Sun, Portrait of My Father, Return Ticket and more.
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: Groenlandia Group
Groenlandia Group is a leading production group in Italy. Groenlandia Group creates high quality films, TV series, documentaries, non-fction shows, and shorts. Their productions include Romulus, Rose Island, The Hanging Sun, Portrait of My Father, Return Ticket and more.
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announced 3/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., will acquire Industrial Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television, one of the television industry’s leading content providers, will acquire Industrial Media, an independent nonfiction production company. Industrial Media creates and produces content for audiences worldwide. Their work includes shows such as American Idol, 90 Day Fiancé, Indian Matchmaking, Selena+Chef and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. SPT produces and distributes programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. Their portfolio of shows include Crossing Swords, The Blacklist, Cobra Kai, and more. "
target: Industrial Media
Industrial Media is an independent nonfiction production company. Industrial Media works with industry-leading production companies to create and produce content for audiences worldwide. Their work includes shows such as American Idol, 90 Day Fiancé, Indian Matchmaking, Selena+Chef and more.
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$300
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closed 12/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Bad Wolf

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television (SPT) announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf Ltd, the award-winning production company behind some of the most ambitious and globally-acclaimed dramas in recent years, including His Dark Materials (HBO/BBC), The Night Of (HBO) and I Hate Suzie (Sky).
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing, distributing and carrying programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. "
target: Bad Wolf
Cardiff-based production company Bad Wolf Ltd is the award-winning production company behind some of the most ambitious and globally-acclaimed dramas in recent years, including His Dark Materials (HBO/BBC), A Discovery Of Witches (Sky), Industry (HBO/BBC), The Night Of (HBO) and I Hate Suzie (Sky).
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closed 10/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, acquired Locomotive Global Inc.

synopsis: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, an operator of advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVoD) networks, has acquired a majority stake in Locomotive Global, a production company based in India. Locomotive Global develops, produces and distributes original scripted premium television and film projects for Indian audiences.
buyer: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE:$110.40)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. They also curate, produce and distribute long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit. "
target: Locomotive Global Inc.
Locomotive Global is a production company based in India. Locomotive Global develops, produces and distributes original scripted premium television and film projects for Indian audiences. Their projects are grounded in Indian stories and storytelling, but are produced with global sensibilities.
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announced 8/25/2021 via PR Newswire

Coinllectibles, will acquire Phoenix Waters Productions

synopsis: Coinllectibles, an Arts and Collectibles Technology company in Singapore, will acquire Phoenix Waters Productions, a film and TV production company based in the UK. Phoenix Waters Productions aims to tell stories that enrich the mind and create meaningful social change in the process. Their titles include The Escort, Identity, Night Ride, and more.
buyer: Coinllectibles
Coinllectibles is an ACT (Arts and Collectibles Technology) company in Singapore. Coinllectibles' minted curated Fusion NFTs capture all the rights and independent valuation and ownership of physical arts and collectibles, securely underpinned by smart contracts stored on the blockchain. "
target: Phoenix Waters Productions
Phoenix Waters Productions is a film and TV production company based in the UK. Phoenix Waters Productions aims to tell stories that enrich the mind and create meaningful social change in the process. Their titles include The Escort, Home Invasion, Identity, Night Ride, and more.
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closed 6/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Asacha Media Group, acquired Red Planet Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: Red Planet Pictures, the UK drama producer behind BBC/PBS series Death In Paradise, has sold a majority stake to Asacha Media Group, the emerging Paris-based production group founded by three former Endemol Shine and Zodiak executives. Red Planet was founded in 2006 by Tony Jordan, who now serves as executive chairman.
buyer: Asacha Media Group
Asacha Media Group is a multinational IP creation and production business, with backing from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. Headquartered in Paris, the Group comprises a pan-European alliance of content creators and producers with strong track-records in their respective markets. "
target: Red Planet Pictures Ltd.
Red Planet Pictures is the UK drama producer behind BBC/PBS series Death In Paradise. Red Planet Pictures is one of the UK’s leading production companies, making high-quality drama that audiences love to watch. Red Planet was founded in 2006 by Tony Jordan, who now serves as executive chairman.
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: TSX:DHX.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$318.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.18
EBIT ($mm)
$18.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
505
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Ticker: ENXTPA:XIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xilam Animation
Xilam Animation
Xilam is one of Europe’s leading animation companies, producing and distributing original children’s and family entertainment content across TV, film and digital media platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.01
EBIT ($mm)
$7.57
Net Income ($mm)
$4.63
Employees
285
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Ticker: GNUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genius Brands International, Inc
Genius Brands International, Inc
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$7.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($105.91)
EBIT ($mm)
($126.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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: 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
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,001.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$129.51
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$72.32
Employees
2467
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Ticker: BIT:IE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment SpA
Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment SpA
Iervolino & Lady Bacardi Entertainment is a global production company specialized in cinema and television content production for the international market.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$157.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$142.78
EBIT ($mm)
$24.28
Net Income ($mm)
$19.03
Employees
120
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: SHSE:600136
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd. is a Chinese sports and entertainment company. Its business activities include production and distribution of film and television products, sports marketing and consulting, and sports brokerage services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$89.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.47
EBIT ($mm)
$30.19
Net Income ($mm)
$18.08
Employees
254
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Ticker: PAE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc. is a fully integrated global entertainment company that acquires and produces high quality television programming and motion pictures for worldwide distribution.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$61.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.02
EBIT ($mm)
$3.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:HQGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HQ Global Education, Inc.
HQ Global Education, Inc.
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$56.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.84
EBIT ($mm)
$17.03
Net Income ($mm)
$16.83
Employees
2081
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Ticker: AU:BYI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beyond International Ltd
Beyond International Ltd
Beyond International Limited is a leading international producer and distributor of television and digital content, headquartered in Sydney and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$56.18
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
108
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Ticker: TSXV:QYOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
QYOU Media Inc.
QYOU Media Inc.
QYOU Media operates in India and the United States producing and distributing content created by social media stars and digital content creators. In India, they curate, produce and distribute premium content including television networks. In the US, they manage influencer marketing campaigns.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.40)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7
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Ticker: EFGU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Empire Film Group, Inc.
Empire Film Group, Inc. is a fully-integrated digital media, film and television production and distribution company with capabilities to reach theatrical, video, television, video-on-demand for the worldwide markets.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.33
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.10
Net Income ($mm)
$0.08
Employees
7
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Ticker: SHSE:60008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Television Media Ltd.
China Television Media Ltd.
China Television Media Co., Ltd. principally engages in movie and television (TV) programming, advertising, and tourism activities.
year
2013
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Ticker: TSX:DHX.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$318.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.18
EBIT ($mm)
$18.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
505
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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: 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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