Like Mix & Burn, LLC

closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Trans World Entertainment, acquired Mix & Burn, LLC

synopsis: Trans World Entertainment Corporation, a leading entertainment specialty retailer and parent of f.y.e. (for your entertainment), announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in Mix & Burn, LLC the leading provider of digital content services to retailers nationwide.
buyer: Trans World Entertainment (TWMC:$327.04)
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video game products. The Company operates over 1,100 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and e-commerce sites. "
target: Mix & Burn, LLC
Using Mix & Burn's technology, consumers can mix and burn music CDs and download digital songs on demand, allowing the creation of customized playlists from an extensive catalog of new and old content.
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closed 8/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

MelodyVR, acquired Napster

synopsis: MelodyVR is acquiring Rhapsody International, which does business as Napster. Napster is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
buyer: MelodyVR
MelodyVR is the destination for music in virtual reality. From the side of the stage, to deep in the crowd, lose yourself in a world of live performances, wherever you are. "
target parent: RealNetworks, Inc.
target: Napster
Rhapsody International, dba Napster, is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$70]
rev ($mm)
$113
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0.6x
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closed 12/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Max Sound Corporation, acquired Liquid Spins, Inc.

synopsis: Max Sound Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets of Liquid Spins, Inc. in exchange for ten million dollars in an all stock transaction. Liquid Spins is a digital media distribution company that specializes in QR code marketing, apparel merchandising, scratch-off codes and more.
buyer: Max Sound Corporation
Max Sound Corporation's MAXD™ Audio Process makes everything sound better and can convert any audio file to high definition quality while significantly reducing the file size. The company is based in Houston, TX. "
target: Liquid Spins, Inc.
Liquid Spins is an established digital media distribution company who has secured contracts with all major record labels in the United States including Sony, Universal, Warner, Emi, Red and Curb.
price ($mm)[EV]
$9.26 [$9.45]
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$0
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946.0x
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closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tesco Stores Limited, acquired WE7

synopsis: Tesco has bought the digital music service We7 for £10.8m as the retail giant moves further into home entertainment. The supermarket company has taken a 91% stake in London-based We7, with the remaining shares to be purchased within weeks. We7 boasts a catalogue of 11m music tracks and is available on iPad, iPhone and Android apps and on the web.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: WE7
We7 is an ad-supported music streaming service and integrated MP3 store based in the UK. We7 competes with streaming music sites Last.fm, Spotify, lala, and Imeem and with music search sites such as Seeqpod, Songza, Skreemr, Deezer, and HypeMachine.
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closed 1/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Rhapsody International, acquired Napster

synopsis: Rhapsody announced its European expansion through the acquisition of Napster International, the first subscription (flat-rate) music service in Europe. Rhapsody will own and operate the Napster service in Germany and the United Kingdom.
buyer: Rhapsody International
The Rhapsody® digital music service gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than 13 million songs, whether they're listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. "
target parent: Best Buy
target: Napster
Napster offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music - anytime, anywhere. The company's flagship service, Napster, is the ultimate digital music package, offering unlimited on-demand music streaming.
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announced 12/15/2010 via Company Press Release

KDDI Corporation, will acquire KKBOX

synopsis: KDDI signed a definitive agreement to acquire KKBOX Inc, the digital music subscription service provider in Taiwan, from Skysoft Inc, which currently owns 100% share of the company.
buyer: KDDI Corporation (TSE:9433:$43,688.49)
KDDI CORPORATION is a Japan-based telecommunications company. The Company operates in three business segments. "
target: KKBOX
KKBOX Inc. provides online Chinese music services in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The company offers a multi-device digital music subscription service that features a Chinese song database and music tracks from music labels and publishers.
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announced 9/15/2008 via BusinessWeek

Best Buy, will acquire Napster

synopsis: Best Buy Co., Inc. and Napster Inc. announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for Best Buy to commence a tender offer for all outstanding Napster shares at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $121 million.
buyer: Best Buy (BBY:$49,621.00)
With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe and China, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. "
target: Napster
Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music -- anytime, anywhere. The Company's offerings include "Napster" (www.napster.com), "FreeNapster" (www.freeNapster.com) and "Napster Mobile".
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$121
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$127
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0.9x
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announced 5/8/2007 via BusinessWire

CoMedia Corporation, will acquire Watchfire Music

synopsis: CoMedia Corporation will acquire all of the outstanding equity of Watchfire Music LLC, a privately held Los Angeles based web-centric music producer and distributor featuring Inspirational, Sacred, Spiritual and Christian music – selling single songs and CDs downloaded directly to consumers, affiliated ecommerce stores and retail sales.
buyer: CoMedia Corporation
CoMedia develops intellectual properties for our proprietary media platforms to create products, services and use our distribution channels to reach the tens-of-millions of people in our target markets. We are focused on building Social Networks around Sports Centric males in the 24 to 55 age group."
target: Watchfire Music
Watchfire has an established music catalogue and is licensing Christian Contemporary Music, the oldest and best known sound within Christian music, Gospel in all its forms, as well as Praise and Worship, a well established niche within Christian music.
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closed 11/3/2005 via BusinessWire

America Online, Inc., acquired MusicNow LLC

synopsis: Online music fans who love digital music have a new place to 'tune in' to discover, sample and buy music on the web after America Online, Inc., today announced that it has acquired the business of a digital music subscription company called MusicNow LLC.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: America Online, Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: MusicNow LLC
MusicNow operates a digital music service offering access to more than a million songs. Customers can listen to music streaming over the Internet or they can buy tracks and download them to their computer or portable music player. Files that are purchased and downloaded can also be burned to CDs.
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closed 2/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Motorola, Inc., acquired Soundbuzz Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Motorola, Inc. a global leader in mobile entertainment, has successfully completed its acquisition of Soundbuzz Pte., Ltd., a leading pan-Asian music provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Motorola, Inc. (MSI:$8,171.00)
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. The people of Motorola are committed to helping their customers to get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that they want and need. "
target: Soundbuzz Pte. Ltd.
Soundbuzz is Asia's largest online and mobile music company, with its 50-plus collective stores attracting the majority of online and wireless purchases. The company operates its own store, as well as providing content and/or technology infrastructure to partners.
price ($mm)
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$9
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0.0x
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closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

entradium, acquired HipHopTickets

synopsis: Madrid-based entradium, the most powerful ticketing and sales management platform on the market, has acquired HipHopTickets.es, a company that offers tickets for concerts and events of hip hop, rap, urban and black music throughout Spain.
buyer: entradium
entradium is the most powerful ticketing and sales management platform on the market, and the cheapest. They are based in Madrid, Spain. "
target: HipHopTickets
HipHopTickets.es offers tickets for concerts and events of hip hop, rap, urban and black music throughout Spain.
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired tixCraft

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, has announced it will be expanding into Asia, by acquiring Tixcraft in Taiwan. Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, California with operations in many countries around the world. In 2010 it merged with Live Nation under the name Live Nation Entertainment. "
target: tixCraft
Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
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announced 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, will acquire EMP Merchandising

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EMP Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH, one of Europe’s leading specialty music and entertainment merchandise e-tailers.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is a global leader in national and international repertoire and home to some of the best-known labels in the recorded music industry. In addition to its U.S. labels, WMG operates through numerous affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. "
target parent: Sycamore Partners
target: EMP Merchandising
E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH operates as an online retailer. EMP are the largest mailorder supplier of rock and metal clothing and alternative merchandise in Europe.
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closed 6/27/2016 via PR Newswire

See Tickets International, acquired Flavorus

synopsis: See Tickets, a subsidiary of Vivendi, a Paris-based international media and content business, and part of Vivendi Ticketing, announced the completion of the acquisition of Flavorus. Flavorus is a premier ticketing company supporting major festivals, concerts, nightclubs, and special events around the world.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: See Tickets International
See Tickets is a full service ticketing company offering a comprehensive suite of ticketing, marketing, customer relationship management and analytics tools. It is uniquely positioned to facilitate events of all sizes across all sectors including music, festival, sport, fair, comedy and trade shows."
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: Flavorus
Flavorus is a leader in ticketing technology, customer service, on-site operations and event marketing. Flavorus is a premier ticketing company supporting major festivals, concerts, nightclubs, and special events around the world such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Red Bull, Electric Zoo, and others.
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$4.00
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sodero Gestion, acquired Woodbrass.com

synopsis: Sodero Gestion has acquired 55% of Woodbrass.com. Woodbrass.Com SAS engages in the online sale of musical instruments all over the world. It offers guitars, amplifiers, keyboards, drums and percussions, wind instruments, violins, home studios, Dj-lights, mics and wireless systems, effects and outboards, and more.
buyer: Sodero Gestion
Sodero Gestion is a private equity and venture capital arm of Caisse d'Epargne Bretagne-Pays de Loire specializing in seed, start-up, growth capital, recapitalization and buyout transactions. The firm usually invests in small and medium sized enterprises of all the sectors. "
target: Woodbrass.com
Woodbrass.Com SAS engages in the online sale of musical instruments all over the world. It offers guitars, amplifiers, keyboards, drums and percussions, wind instruments, violins, home studios, Dj-lights, mics and wireless systems, effects and outboards, and more.
price ($mm)
$5.69*
rev ($mm)
$49
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.2x
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closed 8/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Sycamore Partners, acquired EMP Merchandising

synopsis: Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm based in New York, announced that it has acquired E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH, a Germany-based online retailer of rock music and entertainment-inspired apparel and accessories.
buyer: Sycamore Partners
Sycamore Partners is a private equity firm based in New York specializing in retail and consumer investments. The firm has more than $3.5 billion in capital under management. "
target: EMP Merchandising
E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH operates as an online retailer. EMP are the largest mailorder supplier of rock and metal clothing and alternative merchandise in Europe.
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closed 4/10/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Flavorus

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Flavorus , one of the most innovative ticketing companies in the EMC industry.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: Flavorus
Flavorus is a leader in ticketing technology, customer service, on-site operations and event marketing. Flavorus has more than 5,000 partners and is the go-to ticketing solution for EMC events including Electric Daisy Carnival, Hard Events, Pacha NYC, Beta Nightclub and other leading event brands.
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$18
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announced 2/27/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Beatport

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc. announced it has agreed to acquire Beatport, the leading global online brand for DJs and fans of electronic dance music. With almost 40 million unique users per year, Beatport has become the premier on-line destination for dance music downloads, mixes, live DJ performances and news.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Beatport
Beatport is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Their flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists.
price ($mm)[EV]
$52 [$39]
rev ($mm)
$48
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$0
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0.9x
EV / EBITDA
104.3x
closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ticketea, acquired Todaytickets GmbH

synopsis: Spanish ticketing startup Ticketea continues its mini shopping spree. The company, which claims to be the leading platform for event promotion and ticket selling in Spain, has acquired TodayTickets, the German last-minute ticket booking app, as a means to further expansion in Germany.
buyer: Ticketea
Ticketea is the leading DIY ticketing platform for Spanish Speaking countries. The service is designed to help small and medium size event organizers to promote their activities and sell their tickets. Ticketea is also suitable for free events distributing only invitations. "
target: Todaytickets GmbH
Todaytickets enables consumers to book last-minute deals for events with just three fingertips. At the same time, Todaytickets helps the live entertainment industry to monetize their unsold ticket inventory (up to 40% of the available tickets) last-minute.
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closed 6/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Max Media Group, acquired BB2Live.com

synopsis: Max Media Group, Inc., a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments, has closed the acquisition of the assets of www.BB2Live.com and the company's technology applications including Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Internet Radio, VOIP, and SMS text messaging.
buyer: Max Media Group (MXMI:$0.00)
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks. "
target: BB2Live.com
BB2Live's technology applications include Internet Radio Protocol, IPTV (Internet Television), VOIP and SMS text messaging. BB2Live has approximately 15 million subscribers and users of its various services.
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closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Trans World Entertainment, acquired Mix & Burn, LLC

synopsis: Trans World Entertainment Corporation, a leading entertainment specialty retailer and parent of f.y.e. (for your entertainment), announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in Mix & Burn, LLC the leading provider of digital content services to retailers nationwide.
buyer: Trans World Entertainment (TWMC:$327.04)
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video game products. The Company operates over 1,100 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and e-commerce sites. "
target: Mix & Burn, LLC
Using Mix & Burn's technology, consumers can mix and burn music CDs and download digital songs on demand, allowing the creation of customized playlists from an extensive catalog of new and old content.
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closed 10/17/2016 via Company Press Release

Trans World Entertainment Corporation, acquired etailz, Inc.

synopsis: Trans World Entertainment Corporation announced the acquisition of etailz, Inc., a leading digital marketplace expert retailer, operating both domestically and internationally. The acquisition combines the entertainment specialty retailer with a leading digital marketplace retailer.
buyer: Trans World Entertainment Corporation (TWMC:$327.04)
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video game products. The Company operates over 1,100 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and e-commerce sites. "
target: etailz, Inc.
etailz, Inc. is building the next wave of commerce by operating synergistic divisions, pursuing serveral on-line channels of distribution and deploying multiple fulfillment strategies. Their e-commerce divisions offer environmentally friendly and lifestyle enhancing products.
price ($mm)
$59
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$93
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closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Trans World Entertainment, acquired Mix & Burn, LLC

synopsis: Trans World Entertainment Corporation, a leading entertainment specialty retailer and parent of f.y.e. (for your entertainment), announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in Mix & Burn, LLC the leading provider of digital content services to retailers nationwide.
buyer: Trans World Entertainment (TWMC:$327.04)
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video game products. The Company operates over 1,100 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and e-commerce sites. "
target: Mix & Burn, LLC
Using Mix & Burn's technology, consumers can mix and burn music CDs and download digital songs on demand, allowing the creation of customized playlists from an extensive catalog of new and old content.
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closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Trans World Entertainment, acquired Mix & Burn, LLC

synopsis: Trans World Entertainment Corporation, a leading entertainment specialty retailer and parent of f.y.e. (for your entertainment), announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in Mix & Burn, LLC the leading provider of digital content services to retailers nationwide.
buyer: Trans World Entertainment (TWMC:$327.04)
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video game products. The Company operates over 1,100 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and e-commerce sites. "
target: Mix & Burn, LLC
Using Mix & Burn's technology, consumers can mix and burn music CDs and download digital songs on demand, allowing the creation of customized playlists from an extensive catalog of new and old content.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd., acquired Mighty Ape Limited

synopsis: Kogan.com (KGN) has acquired 100 per cent of the capital in New Zealand online retailer Mighty Ape.Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's longest-running online retailers with more than 690,000 unique customers and over 895,000 subscribers.
buyer: Kogan Australia Pty. Ltd. (ASX:KGN:$369.15)
Kogan.com is Australia’s largest online retailer. They pride themselves on selling the best products for the lowest prices. Kogan.com is best known for their impressive range of electronics such as TVs, tablets and phones, but they have an ever-growing range of products in other categories as well. "
target: Mighty Ape Limited
Mighty Ape is one of New Zealand's largest online retailer by transactions, with over 400,00 products available across 16 different departments including movies, games and toys.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$88
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
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1.0x
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12.4x
closed 1/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Ticketfly, Inc., acquired TicketBreak Corp.

synopsis: Ticketfly, the technology company reimagining the live event experience, announced it has completed the acquisition of TicketBreak, the ticketing service company owned by MapleCore Ltd., a leading Canadian independent music company. TicketBreak partners with venues and event owners to create improvements to the way people are selling their tickets.
buyer parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
buyer: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee. "
target parent: MapleCore Ltd.
target: TicketBreak Corp.
TicketBreak partners with venues and event owners to create meaningful, long-term improvements to the way people are selling and administering their ticket inventory.
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closed 1/27/2016 via Market Wire

Readen Holding Corp., acquired Neckermann.com B.V.

synopsis: Readen Holding Corp announced the acquisition of Neckermann.com B.V. Neckermann.com is one of the largest ecommerce companies in Benelux, offering consumers a wide range of more than 150 000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
buyer: Readen Holding Corp. (RHCO:$0.00)
Readen Holding Corp is an investor, venture capital organisation and shareholder of companies operating in different industries. Readen Holding Corp has access to an extensive, influential and loyal network of business relations and investors. "
target parent: Axivate Capital
target: Neckermann.com B.V.
Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands. The website neckermann.com offers consumers in the Benelux a wide range of more than 150,000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
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closed 9/24/2013 via Bloomberg

Investcorp, acquired Paper Source, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, the Bahrain-based alternative-investment firm, has acquired Chicago-based retailer Paper Source. Investcorp bought the stationery and greeting-card company for an undisclosed amount from Los Angeles-based buyout firm Brentwood Associates Inc. Paper Source, which operates 73 stores, designs and produces fine and artisanal papers.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$254.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Brentwood Associates
target: Paper Source, Inc.
Paper Source is a premier paperie and online retailer offering a unique selection of fine and artisanal papers, invitations and announcements, personalized and distinctive gifts, gift wrap, greeting cards, custom stamps, and a custom collection of envelope and cards.
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closed 9/3/2012 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, acquired edelight GmbH

synopsis: Burda Intermedia Publishing GmbH is becoming the new sole shareholder of edelight GmbH. edelight is one of the oldest and largest online social shopping platforms in Germany.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany´s largest media companies. Burda publishes 311 magazines, of them 229 magazines outside of Germany. The main focus of the company's international media activities is placed on the growing markets of Eastern Europe, Turkey and Asia. "
target: edelight GmbH
edelight.de is a social commerce portal founded in 2006 in Stuttgart, Germany. They aim to support people in making the right buying decisions. The products on edelight.de are based on personal recommendations from person to person.
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announced 2/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Koninklijke Ahold N.V., will acquire bol.com b.v.

synopsis: Koninklijke Ahold N.V. agreed to acquire bol.com b.v. Bol.com is the most visited retail website in the Netherlands serving 3.4 million active customers, with total net sales of €355 million in 2011. It offers a broad range of products in various non-food categories including books, entertainment, electronics and toys.
buyer: Koninklijke Ahold N.V. (AHODF:$70,766.37)
Ahold is an international retailing group based in the Netherlands, with powerful consumer brands in Europe and the United States. The foundation of their company is selling great food – this is what they are known for and is their core business. "
target parent: Cyrte Investments B.V.
target: bol.com b.v.
bol.com b.v. is an online retailer for books and entertainment products. It offers Dutch and English books, music CDs, DVDs, games, software, notebooks and computer accessories, and electronic and telecommunication products.
price ($mm)
$460
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$467
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announced 1/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Axivate Capital, will acquire Neckermann.com Benelux

synopsis: Dutch investment company Axivate Capital plans to buy mail order firm Neckermann.com Benelux. Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands.
buyer: Axivate Capital
Axivate Capital is an independent investment agency focused on supporting growth ambitions, internationalisation and value creation for Dutch companies in the field of digital media, e-commerce, market intelligence and the travel sector. "
target parent: Neckermann.com
target: Neckermann.com Benelux
Neckermann.com B.V. owns and operates an online shopping portal in the Netherlands. The website neckermann.com offers consumers in the Benelux a wide range of more than 150,000 articles in the field of fashion, living, sleeping, electrical, household appliances, beauty and sports & leisure.
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closed 11/9/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Live Nation, Inc., acquired TicketNet.fr

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of Ticketnet, the second largest ticket retailer in France. This acquisition marks a significant step in Live Nation's global expansion strategy and complements its growing concert promotion activities in France.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the largest live entertainment company in the world: connecting 200 million fans to 100,000 events in over 40 countries which has made Ticketmaster.com the #3 eCommerce website in the world. "
target: TicketNet.fr
Ticketnet is a leading provider of complete ticketing solutions in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, offering a broad ticketing retail network with ticket distribution, ticketing software editing and ticket management capabilities.
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announced 2/22/2010 via BusinessWire

CitySide Tickets, Inc., will acquire StadiumTickets.com

synopsis: CitySide Tickets, Inc., which owns and operates CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent with StadiumTickets.com, an international entertainment and event ticket broker exchange.
buyer parent: The Upturn, Inc.
buyer: CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST:$0.00)
CitySide Tickets, Inc. features a competitive and unique feature on the website, the ability for anyone to sell their event tickets online in just a few minutes. "
target: StadiumTickets.com
StadiumTickets.com, an international entertainment and event ticket broker exchange.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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closed 2/8/2010 via BusinessWire

The Upturn, Inc., merged with CitySide Tickets, Inc.

synopsis: The Upturn, Inc. announced the closing of the acquisition of CitySide Tickets, Inc. The Company will be conducting all business under the CitySide Tickets, Inc. name. CitySide Tickets, Inc. owns and operates www.CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue.
buyer: The Upturn, Inc.
TheUpTurn—an innovative online real estate matchmaking exchange where real estate market participants are matched with each other, based on their individual profiles and intended roles in the market. "
target: CitySide Tickets, Inc.
CitySide Tickets, Inc. features a competitive and unique feature on the website, the ability for anyone to sell their event tickets online in just a few minutes.
price ($mm)
$0.43
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announced 10/15/2008 via Market Wire

Club Vivanet, Inc., will acquire Ticket Inspector.com LLC

synopsis: Club Vivanet has concluded a memorandum of understanding to acquire Ticket Inspector.com LLC., a provider of on-line ticketing services on a global basis. This acquisition is consistent with the Club Vivanet Business Plan, which is to provide services that are needed by millions of people worldwide.
buyer: Club Vivanet, Inc. (US:CVIV:$0.00)
Club Vivanet is a global marketing company delivering a range of products and services through a network of agents and associated companies around the world in a very short time frame, which is imperative to capture market share. "
target: Ticket Inspector.com LLC
Ticket Inspector is a 2 year old company which developed and owns its own proprietary on-line ticketing software which took over 4 years to perfect. Ticket Inspector offers electronic "Print from Home" Bar Coded tickets.
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closed 8/19/2008 via Market Wire

Global Media Networks Inc., acquired TicketBreak Corp.

synopsis: Global Media Networks, Inc. announced that the Company has acquired TicketBreak Corp. -- an online seller of event tickets.
buyer: Global Media Networks Inc.
Global Media Networks is looking to become a media and entertainment company whose businesses will include online ticketing, interactive services, television networks, and digital initiatives that include digital rights management, next generation content distribution, and interactive entertainment."
target: TicketBreak Corp.
TicketBreak is an alliance of long-time marketing and leading-edge IT professionals that are creating the future of entertainment ticketing.
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closed 8/29/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Media Corporation, acquired Celebrate Express Inc.

synopsis: Celebrate Express, Inc., a leading online and catalog retailer of party supplies and costumes marketed under the brands Birthday Express, 1st Wishes and Costume Express, has completed the merger with a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
buyer: Liberty Media Corporation (:$13,604.00)
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of video programming, broadband distribution, interactive technology services and communications businesses. Liberty Media and its affiliated companies operate in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. "
target: Celebrate Express Inc.
Celebrate Express, Inc. provides celebration products for families with young children, via the Internet and catalogs primarily in the United States. The company operates two brands, Birthday Express and Costume Express that offer children’s party products, and children’s costumes and accessories.
price ($mm)[EV]
$31 [$16]
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Outrageous Ventures Inc., acquired GagWorks.com

synopsis: Outrageous Ventures Inc. announced it has acquired GagWorks.com, a strong brand known as a family friendly classic American joke shop based in Garden Grove, CA.
buyer: Outrageous Ventures Inc.
Outrageous Ventures Inc. owns and operates several brands including; PrankPlace.com, BigMouthToys.com, DrinkingStuff.com, GolfGiftsEtc.com, FunnyTies.com, FunIdeas.com, FartMart.com, and now GagWorks.com. "
target: GagWorks.com
Founded in 1996, GagWorks.com has been online for twelve years and has a hefty, loyal, and strong customer base. Gagworks has over 1,000 fun pranks, jokes, and gags.
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closed 1/10/2008 via PR Newswire

Ticketmaster, acquired Paciolan

synopsis: Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company and an operating business of IAC announced the company today completed its previously announced acquisition of Paciolan, a ticketing software provider based in Irvine, CA.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Ticketmaster (TKTM:$1,240.48)
As the world's leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution. "
target: Paciolan
Paciolan is a leading ticketing services and software provider that offers ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for clients across North America. Paciolan provides a wholly integrated infrastructure that puts venues in direct control of their customer relationships.
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closed 6/6/2007 via PR Newswire

CBS Corporation, acquired TicketReserve

synopsis: CBS Corporation has invested in TicketRESERVE, a privately-held online marketplace that gives consumers the ability to buy tickets to premier live events at face value well in advance of the events themselves.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. "
target: TicketReserve
TicketRESERVE is dedicated to providing consumers with access to the biggest and most prestigious live events. Through the purchase of FanFORWARDs, loyal fans can guarantee themselves a seat at their coveted live event and trade the contract 24/7 real-time on the TicketRESERVE website marketplace.
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closed 4/13/2004 via BusinessWire

Gold Entertainment Group, Inc., acquired Quality of Life Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: Gold Entertainment Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GEGP), a facilitator of online card-based payments, announced today that it has acquired Quality of Life Marketing, Inc., a multi-level marketer of consumer DVD and video game products, in an all-stock transaction.
buyer: Gold Entertainment Group, Inc.
Gold Entertainment Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GEGP) is a facilitator of card-based payments on safe and user-friendly online gateways. Gold Entertainment markets two types of cards: private-label ATM cards marketed directly to Internet merchants as a commission payment solution, and combined service "
target: Quality of Life Marketing, Inc.
Quality of Life Marketing, Inc. is a multi-level marketer of consumer DVD and video game products. Quality of Life rents and sells more than 5,000 DVD and video game titles through an independent network of distributors; its distributors promote the company's products, which are shipped directly to
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closed 10/21/2013 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., purchased Entertainment Unit GVE from Gaiam

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp. announced it closed the previously announced acquisition of Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content, for $51.5 million.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors. "
seller: Gaiam (GAIA:$156.95)
Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” is a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content.
price ($mm)
$49
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announced 7/11/2008 via PR Newswire

Najafi Companies, will acquire Direct Group North America

synopsis: Najafi Companies, a Phoenix, Arizona-based private investment company, has agreed to acquire the direct-to-consumer business, Direct Group North America, from Bertelsmann AG the two companies announced today. The sale agreement, which was entered into earlier this week, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2008.
buyer: Najafi Companies
Najafi Companies is a private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm makes highly-selective investments up to $1 billion in size in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries, and often in industries out of popular favor. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: Direct Group North America
Direct Group North America is one of the largest direct-to-consumer distributors of media products in the U.S. The company is home to such marketing-leading book, DVD and music club brands as Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, Mystery Guild and Columbia House.
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EBIT ($mm)
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YES24 Co., Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Gaiam, Inc.
Gaiam, Inc.
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$156.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.65)
EBIT ($mm)
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Home Depot
Home Depot
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$17,473.00
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Target Corporation
Target Corporation operates general merchandise stores in the United States and Canada. It offers household essentials, music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, toys, and more.
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$88,621.00
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Net Income ($mm)
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$4,616.25
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Groupe Casino
Groupe Casino
A well-established player in the French retail industry since 1898, Groupe Casino is a leader in the global food retail market. Groupe Casino has more than 12,000 stores worldwide in France, Latin America and in the Indian Ocean region.
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$42,731.66
EBITDA ($mm)
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2018
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$42,588.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,397.61
EBIT ($mm)
$654.77
Net Income ($mm)
$374.32
Employees
135890
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The TJX Companies, Inc.
The TJX Companies, Inc. is the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide. The Company operates 1,039 T.J. Maxx, 912 Marshalls, and 417 HomeGoods stores in the United States; 222 Winners, 88 HomeSense, and 14 Marshalls stores in Canada.
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$25,878.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,615.43
EBIT ($mm)
$3,106.53
Net Income ($mm)
$1,906.69
Employees
168000
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WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC
WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC
WM Morrison is the UK’s fourth largest food retailer with 451 stores. Their business is mainly food and grocery. Uniquely they source and process most of the fresh food that they sell though their own manufacturing facilities, giving them close control over provenance and quality.
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2010
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$25,364.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,883.98
EBIT ($mm)
$1,402.21
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$972.77
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Suning Appliance Company Limited
Suning Appliance Company Limited
Suning Appliance Co., Ltd. operates retail chain stores to sell household appliances, electronic products, office equipment, and communication products.
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2013
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$17,515.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$232.83
EBIT ($mm)
$100.61
Net Income ($mm)
$156.81
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Falabella
Falabella
Founded in 1889, Falabella is South America's largest department store chain. The company operates in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. Falabella offers clothing, footwear, accessories, bedding, furniture, jewelry, beauty products, housewares, and more.
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2018
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$14,070.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,864.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,443.37
Net Income ($mm)
$789.90
Employees
101527
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