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closed 1/28/2020 via Company Press Release

The Talent Club of Companies S.L., acquired Lincoln Group

synopsis: Paris-based The Talent Club has acquired a majority stake in Lincoln Group's capital to grow its international Talent management platform and become its vital strategic partner. Lincoln is a Global Executive Search and Talent Consulting firm and is ranked as one of the leading French firms with an international presence.
buyer: The Talent Club of Companies S.L.
Madrid-based The Talent Club is an international association of companies specializing in Talent Advisory, Talent Management, and Talent Representation in four high-demand markets such as sports athletes & professionals, artists, digital professionals and engineers, and managers and leaders. "
target: Lincoln Group
Paris-based Lincoln is a global talent management consulting firm, offering expertise in the areas of Executive Search, Executive Interim Management, Leadership Advisory, and Outplacement within specialized industry practices.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

HeadFirst Group, acquired Sterksen

synopsis: HeadFirst Group, a Dutch staffing firm, has acquired Sterksen, a Netherlands-based recruitment services provider. Sterksen specializes in IT and technology recruitment. They also offer executive search and IT managed services. The company helps their clients to find talented candidates for both permanent and temporary positions.
buyer: HeadFirst Group
HeadFirst Group is a Dutch staffing firm. HeadFirst Group offers solutions for every hiring issue and guides their clients through the professional hiring process. They provide their clients with access to the entire labour market and offer them the best professionals to choose from. "
target: Sterksen
Sterksen is a Netherlands-based recruitment services provider. Sterksen specializes in IT and technology recruitment. They also offer executive search and IT managed services. The company helps their clients to find talented candidates for both permanent and temporary positions.
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closed 3/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

PlusHR, acquired Consult Recruitment

synopsis: PlusHR, a leading HR and resourcing specialist in the UK, has acquired Consult Recruitment, a boutique HR recruitment partner that specialises in mid-senior HR placements across the UK. Consult Recruitment offers services for interim, retained, permanent, and executive recruitment.
buyer: PlusHR
PlusHR is a leading HR and resourcing specialist in the UK. PlusHR provides HR support, HR consulting and recruitment services to SMEs. They offer HR consulting services for a range of complex HR projects. Their recruitment services helps clients to find talented candidates that match their needs. "
target: Consult Recruitment
Consult Recruitment is a boutique HR recruitment partner that specialises in mid-senior HR placements across the UK. Consult Recruitment provides bespoke HR recruitment services to some of the world's biggest brands. They offer services for interim, retained, permanent, and executive recruitment.
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closed 3/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Riviera, acquired Arete Partners

synopsis: Riviera Partners, the leading Executive Search firm for engineering, product, and design leadership roles, is excited to announce the strategic acquisition of Arete Partners, an executive search firm for VP, Head Of, & Director talent at VC-backed startups.
buyer: Riviera
Riviera Partners is a global executive recruiting firm specializing in Engineering, Product and Design leadership. They understand that hiring the right technology leadership is the difference between success and failure for any company. "
target: Arete Partners
Arete is an executive search firm for VP, Head Of, & Director talent at VC-backed startups. The DNA of leadership talent that can propel an early-stage company is like no other, and is finite. Successfully anticipating how an emerging executive and a new company will grow together is pivotal.
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announced 12/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Caldwell, will acquire IQTalent Partners

synopsis: Toronto-based Caldwell will acquire IQTalent Partners, a technology-driven talent acquisition and executive search firm offering consulting, candidate sourcing, candidate research, and full lifecycle recruiting. The companies will combine to create a technology-powered talent acquisition firm specializing in recruitment at all levels.
buyer: Caldwell (TSX:CWL:$44.42)
Caldwell is a retained executive search firm based in Toronto. As a leading provider of executive talent, Caldwell enables its clients to thrive and succeed by helping them identify, recruit, and retain their best people. "
target: IQTalent Partners
IQTalent Partners is a technology-driven talent acquisition and executive search firm offering consulting, candidate sourcing, candidate research, and full lifecycle recruiting to its clients.
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closed 12/18/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

HIRE Technologies, acquired Taylor Ryan Executive Search Partners

synopsis: HIRE Technologies Inc., a company focused on modernizing and digitizing the fragmented staffing industry, has acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of Taylor Ryan Inc. and TR Partners Inc., entities which jointly operate Taylor Ryan Executive Search Partners, a Vancouver based boutique consulting firm.
buyer: HIRE Technologies (TSXV:HIRE:$8.75)
HIRE Technologies is a Canadian company focused on the acquisition of information technology, staffing, and HR consulting firms. HIRE provides their partners with meaningful cross-selling opportunities, access to leading technology, and a centralized back-office system to support growth. "
target: Taylor Ryan Executive Search Partners
Taylor Ryan is a Vancouver based boutique consulting firm focused on providing retained search, contingency recruitment, and human resource management solutions to their clients within specialist industry sectors across Canada and the Pacific North West.
price ($mm)
$3.24
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closed 11/6/2020 via PR Newswire

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, acquired Optimum Talent

synopsis: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Montreal-based Optimum Talent Inc., one of Canada's largest privately-owned integrated talent management firms. Optimum Talent will introduce AJG's Gallagher Better Works organizational wellbeing strategy to the many clients that they support, expanding AJG's senior management relationships across Canada.
buyer: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co (AJG:$7,082.80)
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm. The company has operations in 49 countries and offers client-service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. "
target: Optimum Talent
Optimum Talent is one of Canada's largest privately-owned integrated talent management firms and a leader in human resource consulting. Its team of professionals operates in three targeted segments: Search Solutions, Leadership Assessment & Development, and Career Transition & Outplacement.
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closed 3/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Recruitment Group Holdings Plc, acquired iSP Group

synopsis: Recruitment Group Holdings (RGH), an acquisitive recruitment, human resource and training group in the UK, has acquired the iSP Group, a provider of diverse vertical and geographical staffing solutions in the UK. The iSP Group offers a full range of executive search, contingent recruitment and interim solutions to clients within various markets.
buyer: Recruitment Group Holdings Plc
Recruitment Group Holdings (RGH) is an acquisitive recruitment, human resource and training group in the UK. RGH aims to build a group of aligned but independently managed SME recruitment companies. The group plans to grow through strategic, tactical, asset and people acquisition. "
target: iSP Group
The iSP Group is a provider of diverse vertical and geographical staffing solutions in the UK. The group offers a full range of executive search, contingent recruitment and interim solutions to clients within the IT, energy, finance, insurance, business support, legal, transport and medical markets.
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closed 2/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cielo Talent, acquired AsiaNet China

synopsis: Cielo, the world's leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner, has acquired AsiaNet China, an RPO, executive search, recruitment, and payroll (HRO) business in China. AsiaNet serves customers across a range of industries including engineering, manufacturing, life sciences, supply chain, technology and more.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Cielo Talent
Cielo is the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner. Cielo leverages its global reach, local talent acquisition expertise and customized solutions to help clients achieve a sustained advantage and outstanding business outcomes through their talent practices. "
target: AsiaNet China
AsiaNet China is an RPO, executive search, recruitment, and payroll business in China. AsiaNet serves customers across a range of industries including engineering, manufacturing, life sciences, supply chain, technology and more. The company also provides business management consulting services.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Menway, acquired MacAnders

synopsis: Menway, an HR consulting group in France, has acquired a 75% stake in MacAnders, a French recruitment firm that specializes in middle and top management positions. MacAnders provides executive, expert, and leader recruitment services to businesses in various industries, including engineering, health & life sciences, technology, retail, and more.
buyer: Menway
Menway is an HR consulting group in France. Menway provides tailor-made solutions to all HR issues. Their services include recruitment, career management, and HR consulting. The group aims to help companies find the talent they need and to support people in their careers. "
target: MacAnders
MacAnders is a French recruitment firm that specializes in middle and top management positions. MacAnders provides executive, expert, and leader recruitment services to businesses in various industries, including engineering, health & life sciences, technology, retail, real estate and more.
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closed 1/9/2020 via BusinessWire

H.I. Executive Consulting, purchased Switzerland Operations from Stanton Chase International

synopsis: Executive search firm, H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC), has acquired Stanton Chase, a global executive search firm that partners with leading businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations and not-for-profits to assess and acquire top executive leadership talent to drive breakthrough performance.
buyer: H.I. Executive Consulting
H.I. Executive Consulting (HIEC) is a leading global executive search firm focused on hiring board, CEO and senior-level executives globally. HIEC was established to disrupt the traditional approach to executive search by placing a premium focus on hiring transformational leaders across the sectors."
seller: Stanton Chase International
Stanton Chase is a global executive search firm that partners with leading businesses, governments, non-governmental organizations and not-for-profits to assess and acquire top executive leadership talent to drive breakthrough performance.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Shepherd Search Group, acquired Management Recruiters Of Woodbury, Inc.

synopsis: Shepherd Search Group, a global executive search & recruitment firm, has acquired Management Recruiters of Woodbury (MR Woodbury), a recruitment agency in Woodbury, NY. MR Woodbury delivers executive and mid-level management candidates to fill key positions in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, IT, Supply Chain, and Accounting & Finance fields.
buyer: Shepherd Search Group
Shepherd Search Group is a global executive search & recruitment firm. Shepherd specializes in in executive search, permanent placement, interim staffing, HR solutions and recruitment process outsourcing. The industries they serve include healthcare, engineering, finance, manufacturing, and more. "
target: Management Recruiters Of Woodbury, Inc.
Management Recruiters of Woodbury, Inc. (MR Woodbury) is a recruitment agency in Woodbury, NY. MR Woodbury delivers the right executive and mid-level management candidates to fill key positions in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, IT, Supply Chain, and Accounting & Finance fields.
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closed 9/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co, acquired The Human Capital Group

synopsis: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, has acquired The Human Capital Group, a retained executive search and leadership consulting firm assisting clients domestically and internationally as they seek to find, strengthen and grow transformational leaders.
buyer: Arthur J. Gallagher & Co (AJG:$7,082.80)
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. is a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm. It has operations in 35 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants. "
target: The Human Capital Group
The Human Capital Group is a retained executive search and leadership consulting firm assisting clients domestically and internationally as they seek to find, strengthen and grow transformational leaders. Their executive search services leverage deep industry, functional and search expertise.
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announced 7/17/2019 via BusinessWire

ZRG Partners, will acquire Holker Watkin

synopsis: ZRG Partners, a global executive search and human capital management firm, will be acquiring Holker Watkin, a leader in the placement of strategy and transformation professionals across Europe and other key markets.
buyer: ZRG Partners
ZRG Partners is a global executive search and human capital management firm that is changing the way companies hire and manage talent. They were founded on the principle that good information and process excellence are the cornerstones of any successful human capital decision. "
target: Holker Watkin
Based in the UK, Holker Watkin is the leading executive search firms focused on addressing critical strategic talent needs for their clients. They connect individuals with attractive career opportunities and/or rewarding independent consulting engagements.
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closed 7/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Spencer Stuart, acquired MERC Partners

synopsis: Spencer Stuart, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm, has acquired MERC Partners, Ireland’s foremost executive search and leadership consulting firm. MERC Partners specializes in the appointment, assessment and development of senior business leaders for multinational corporations and organisations in Ireland.
buyer: Spencer Stuart
Spencer Stuart is a global executive search and leadership advisory firm. Through their executive search, board and leadership advisory services, Spencer Stuart helps build high-performing teams for select clients ranging from major multinationals to emerging companies to nonprofit institutions. "
target: MERC Partners
MERC Partners is Ireland’s leading executive search and leadership advisory firm. MERC Partners specializes in the appointment, assessment and development of senior business leaders for multinational corporations and privately owned and public sector organisations in Ireland.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Avalution Consulting, acquired BC Management

synopsis: Avalution Consulting, the leading provider of business continuity and IT disaster recovery consulting services and software solutions, announced the acquisition of BC Management, the leading provider of staffing and data research in the business continuity profession.
buyer: Avalution Consulting
Avalution provides consulting services and software solutions focused on helping organizations design and mature business continuity and IT disaster recovery programs aligned to industry best practice and international standards. They work with organizations of all sizes in nearly every industry. "
target: BC Management
BC Management is the leading provider of executive staffing and research services for the business continuity profession worldwide. They provide staffing solutions and offers data-driven research studies covering compensation assessments, program effectiveness, and industry trends.
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announced 5/31/2019 via BusinessWire

Excel Search Group will be merged with Profectus, LLC,

synopsis: Excel Search Group, a Houston based business advisory and executive search firm, is to merge with Profectus, LLC, another Houston based business advisory and executive search firm.
buyer: Profectus, LLC
Profectus is a business advisory and executive search firm dedicated to building world-class finance organizations through human capital. They are headquartered out of Houston, TX. "
target: Excel Search Group
Excel Search Group is a Houston based business advisory and executive search firm with a solid portfolio of new and existing clients throughout Texas, including several Fortune 500 companies. Excel Search Group has helped several organizations achieve success by providing exceptional human capital.
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announced 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Info Edge, will acquire iimjobs.com

synopsis: Info Edge, the operator of jobs site Naukri.com and real estate portal 99acres.com, has agreed to acquire Highorbit Careers Pvt. Ltd, the company behind jobs portal iimjobs.com. iimjobs.com is focused on middle- to senior-level hiring in fields such as finance, consulting, business process outsourcing, technology, and sales and marketing.
buyer: Info Edge (BSE:532777:$149.92)
Info Edge is India’s premier online classifieds company. Starting with a classified recruitment online business, naukri.com, Info Edge has grown and diversified rapidly. Info Edge is India’s premier online classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services. "
target: iimjobs.com
iimjobs.com is an exclusive online recruitment platform for middle and senior management positions in India. With over one million registered professionals, iimjobs.com focuses on providing premium job opportunities and an enhanced job seeking experience.
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$12
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closed 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

ZRG Partners, acquired Dowd Associates, Inc.

synopsis: ZRG, a global executive search and human capital management firm, has acquired Dowd Associates Inc., a Boutique and unique executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of senior level financial professionals. Dowd Associates identifies outstanding executives that fit within their client's corporate culture.
buyer: ZRG Partners
ZRG Partners is a global executive search and human capital management firm that is changing the way companies hire and manage talent. They were founded on the principle that good information and process excellence are the cornerstones of any successful human capital decision. "
target: Dowd Associates, Inc.
Dowd Associates is a Boutique and unique executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of senior level financial professionals. Dowd Associates has built a reputation on identifying executives who are not only outstanding, but whose values fit snuggly within a client's corporate culture.
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closed 2/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Vaco, acquired Aventine Hill Partners

synopsis: Vaco, a global talent & solutions firm, has announced the acquisition of Aventine Hill Partners, San Antonio's premier advisory, consulting and executive search firm.
buyer parent: Olympus Partners
buyer: Vaco
Vaco is a leading executive search, consulting, and placement firm that delivers people driven solutions from the C-suite to customer service operations. Vaco matches the strongest accounting, finance, technology, healthcare IT and administrative professionals with its clients. "
target: Aventine Hill Partners
Aventine Hill Partners, Inc. is a Texas based professional services firm providing clients C-Level Advisory; Consulting; Interim & Project Solutions; and Executive Search in the areas of Accounting & Finance; Business & Technology; and Risk & Compliance.
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closed 1/28/2020 via Company Press Release

The Talent Club of Companies S.L., acquired Lincoln Group

synopsis: Paris-based The Talent Club has acquired a majority stake in Lincoln Group's capital to grow its international Talent management platform and become its vital strategic partner. Lincoln is a Global Executive Search and Talent Consulting firm and is ranked as one of the leading French firms with an international presence.
buyer: The Talent Club of Companies S.L.
Madrid-based The Talent Club is an international association of companies specializing in Talent Advisory, Talent Management, and Talent Representation in four high-demand markets such as sports athletes & professionals, artists, digital professionals and engineers, and managers and leaders. "
target: Lincoln Group
Paris-based Lincoln is a global talent management consulting firm, offering expertise in the areas of Executive Search, Executive Interim Management, Leadership Advisory, and Outplacement within specialized industry practices.
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closed 1/28/2020 via Company Press Release

The Talent Club of Companies S.L., acquired Lincoln Group

synopsis: Paris-based The Talent Club has acquired a majority stake in Lincoln Group's capital to grow its international Talent management platform and become its vital strategic partner. Lincoln is a Global Executive Search and Talent Consulting firm and is ranked as one of the leading French firms with an international presence.
buyer: The Talent Club of Companies S.L.
Madrid-based The Talent Club is an international association of companies specializing in Talent Advisory, Talent Management, and Talent Representation in four high-demand markets such as sports athletes & professionals, artists, digital professionals and engineers, and managers and leaders. "
target: Lincoln Group
Paris-based Lincoln is a global talent management consulting firm, offering expertise in the areas of Executive Search, Executive Interim Management, Leadership Advisory, and Outplacement within specialized industry practices.
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closed 6/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ZRG Partners, acquired Sucherman Group

synopsis: ZRG has acquired Sucherman Group, the top advisory firm for media and entertainment companies around the world. Sucherman is the media and entertainment industry’s go-to partner for every point in the talent cycle, from world-class executive recruitment to leadership development and organizational design.
buyer: ZRG Partners
ZRG Partners is a global executive search and human capital management firm that is changing the way companies hire and manage talent. They were founded on the principle that good information and process excellence are the cornerstones of any successful human capital decision. "
target: Sucherman Group
Sucherman Group is the top advisory firm for media and entertainment companies around the world. Sucherman is the media and entertainment industry’s go-to partner for every point in the talent cycle, from world-class executive recruitment to leadership development and organizational design.
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announced 3/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wasserman, will purchase Music Division from Paradigm Talent Agency

synopsis: Talent agency Paradigm is selling its music division in the US to LA-based sports marketing and talent management firm Wasserman. Paradigm Talent Agency provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators.
buyer: Wasserman
Wasserman is a global sports, entertainment, marketing and management company with expertise in media rights, sponsorships, brand consulting, athlete management, digital, creative and multicultural marketing. "
seller: Paradigm Talent Agency
The acquisition includes the music division of Paradigm Talent Agency, which provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators in television, live music, motion pictures, theatre, comedy, voiceover, digital, book publishing, and brand partnerships.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Avalon Entertainment Limited, acquired The Agency (London) Limited

synopsis: Avalon, a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group, has acquired The Agency, which represents and manages writers and directors across film, TV and theatre, alongside book rights and children’s literature. They are based in the UK.
buyer: Avalon Entertainment Limited
Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York. "
target: The Agency (London) Limited
The Agency represents and manages writers and directors across film, TV and theatre, alongside book rights and children’s literature. They are based in the UK.
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closed 10/5/2020 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired starpower LLC

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled marketing and communications solutions, announced the acquisition of Starpower, an entertainment and influencer marketing agency that counsels and connects brands with entertainment, sport, music, fashion, beauty talent, influencers and content.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: starpower LLC
Starpower is an entertainment and influencer marketing agency that counsels and connects brands with entertainment, sport, music, fashion, beauty talent, influencers and content.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Be Social

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company, has acquired Be Social, a Los Angeles-based digital communications agency and one of the first agencies with a hyper focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. They provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music and hospitality industries. "
target: Be Social
Be Social is a Los Angeles-based digital communications agency and one of the first agencies with a hyper focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration. Like the name suggests, Be Social is all about relationships.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Canvas Talent Private Limited

synopsis: Believe, the leading technology and artist services company, has acquired Canvas Talent, an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents leading actors, musicians, directors and more.
buyer: Believe Distribution Services
Believe is the leading fully independent digital distributor and label services provider for artists & labels worldwide. They provide dedicated label & international campaign management, trade & digital marketing services, and comprehensive video management & distribution. "
target: Canvas Talent Private Limited
Canvas Talent is an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents some of the finest talent in India, comprising of actors, musicians, directors and more.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

H.I.G. Capital, will acquire Lagardère Sports and Entertainment

synopsis: Lagardère, the France-based media powerhouse, has announced plans to sell 75% of the Lagardère Sports agency to H.I.G. Capital. Lagardère Sports' key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with over $25 billion of equity capital under management. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Lagardère Sports and Entertainment
Lagardère Sports and Entertainment is a leading Sports and Entertainment agency. Their key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Crea Holdings, will acquire Tlarock Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Crea Holdings, a company that engages in the construction business, will be acquiring Tlarock Entertainment, a company that engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
buyer: Crea Holdings (TSE:1757:$24.41)
Based in Japan, Crea Holdings engages in the construction business. Through the urban development, housing construction, sales, remodeling, real estate, eating and drinking, advertising, cosmetic, and automobile related business, they want to achieve compatibility in housing and living environments."
target: Tlarock Entertainment Inc.
Based in Japan, Tlarock Entertainment engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
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announced 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

QMS Media Limited, will acquire TLA Worldwide Plc

synopsis: QMS Media, Australias fastest growing outdoor media company specializing in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions, will acquire TLA Worldwide, an Australian leading, fully integrated talent representation and sports marketing group.
buyer: QMS Media Limited (ASX:QMS:$124.17)
QMS Media is the fastest growing outdoor media company in Australia and New Zealand, specializing in providing their clients and agency partners with quality advertising solutions. QMS works with their clients to provide the most effective outdoor solutions that engage with their target audience. "
target: TLA Worldwide Plc (AIM:TLA:$52.47)
Australia-based TLA is a leading, fully integrated talent representation and sports marketing group. With over 130 full-time personnel, TLA services its clients from six locations across Australia and the UK.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Topnotch Management, acquired MLC Sport

synopsis: Sports management company Topnotch Management announced the acquisition of boutique sports marketing agency, MLC Sport. MLC Sport provides representation for athletes around the world through financial advise, commercial endorsements, contract negotiations and more.
buyer: Topnotch Management
Topnotch Management is a boutique sports representation agency that maintains a selective roster of the world's most marketable athletes. They specialize in world-class representation, service and event management in the tennis, golf and soccer industries. "
target: MLC Sport
MLC Sport is a boutique sports marketing agency. Representing premier talent across the soccer world, they provide Financial advise, commercial endorsements, contract negotiations, lifestyle assistance and media presence for athletes across the globe to help them realize their true potential.
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closed 9/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trilantic Capital Management LLC, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based management firm the James Grant Group has been majority-acquired by private equity firm Trilantic Europe and rebranded as YM&U. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Trilantic Capital Management LLC
Trilantic Capital Management is a global private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America and Europe. They primarily target investments in the consumer, energy, industrials, TMT, healthcare, financial and business services sectors. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd., acquired Playmonks

synopsis: Silly Monks, a digital media entertainment firm in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Playmonks, a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management.
buyer: Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd. (NSEI:SILLYMONKS:$1.71)
Silly Monks is a digital media entertainment firm in India. Silly Monks creates interesting and innovative content, including videos, music, and movie based entertainment. Silly Monks is also one of the largest YouTube multi channel networks in India. "
target: Playmonks
Playmonks is a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management. The company has successfully organized various major sports events across India.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd. merged with Creative Artists Agency China,

synopsis: Momentum Sports has merged with Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China), a world-class media and entertainment platform. Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Momentum Sports has provided professional and prospective consulting services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, BMW, and more.
buyer parent: Creative Artists Agency
buyer: Creative Artists Agency China
Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China) is a world-class media and entertainment platform. The company focuses on talent representation, media finance, brand consulting, and entertainment marketing. "
target: Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Focused on traditional sports, eSports and crossover entertainment, Momentum Sports has provided their services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, Home Credit, BMW, Logitech and Nike.
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closed 5/21/2018 via PR Newswire

RELEVENT, acquired BRC Group

synopsis: RELEVENT, a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group and organizer of the International Champions Cup, announced the acquisition of BRC Group, the leading soccer sales and marketing company in the USA dedicated exclusively to the Hispanic market.
buyer parent: RSE Ventures
buyer: RELEVENT
RELEVENT is a multi-national media, sports and entertainment group and organizer of the International Champions Cup. Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, works with the top international soccer entities in brand development, grassroots planning, corporate strategy and international touring. "
target: BRC Group
BRC Group is the leading soccer sales and marketing company in the USA dedicated exclusively to the Hispanic market. Founded to create and own unique properties and offer sponsors unequaled value in the Hispanic sports and entertainment market.
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closed 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Social Chain, acquired Glow Media Group

synopsis: Social marketing agency The Social Chain Group has fully acquired influencer agency Glow. Glow is a talent management agency that represents leading social and traditional talent including YouTube creators, actors and presenters, Instagrammers and bloggers across the UK and Germany.
buyer: Social Chain (DB:PU11:$0.00)
Social Chain is Europe's largest, and fastest growing Social Media and Influencer Marketing agency. They don't believe in traditional marketing, they believe in disruptive, internet - breaking social media. They are based in Manchester, UK. "
target: Glow Media Group
Glow is a talent management agency that represents leading social and traditional talent including YouTube creators, actors and presenters, Instagrammers and bloggers across the UK and Germany.
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closed 10/24/2017 via PR Newswire

ICM Partners, acquired The Royce Carlton Agency

synopsis: ICM Partners has acquired a majority interest in Royce Carlton, Inc., the leading New York independent speakers' agency.
buyer: ICM Partners
ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. "
target: The Royce Carlton Agency
Royce Carlton represents over 75 speakers, always exclusively, for their lectures and speaking engagements. They work closely with their speakers and customers to coordinate every detail for every event to ensure success.
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closed 1/10/2017 via BusinessWire

Alliance MMA, Inc., acquired SuckerPunch Entertainment

synopsis: Alliance MMA, Inc., a mixed martial arts (MMA) organization that provides live professional MMA events in numerous major markets across the county, announced the acquisition of SuckerPunch Entertainment, widely acknowledged throughout the industry as the world’s top MMA fighter management and marketing company.
buyer: Alliance MMA, Inc. (AMMA:$4.55)
Alliance MMA, Inc. is a mixed martial arts promotion company offering premier promotional opportunities for aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters to showcase their talent and advance to the sport’s highest level of professional competition. "
target: SuckerPunch Entertainment
SuckerPunch Entertainment is the premier sports management and marketing company in MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). Their roster boasts some of the best male and female athletes in the sport.
price ($mm)
$1.35
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announced 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd, will acquire YueHua Entertainment Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd., a professional manufacturer of electro-acoustic components and assemblies as well as a provider of complete electro-acoustic solutions, is acquiring Yuehua Entertainment, a privately held multinational entertainment group and talent agency based in Beijing.
buyer: Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd (SZSE:002655:$102.77)
Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd., established in 2001, is a professional manufacturer of electro-acoustic components and assemblies as well as a provider of complete electro-acoustic solutions. "
target: YueHua Entertainment Co. Ltd.
Yuehua Entertainment is a privately held multinational entertainment group and talent agency based in Beijing. Yuehua is involved in television production and distribution, movie production, artist management and training, music and music video production and entertainment marketing.
price ($mm)
$281
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announced 5/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp, will acquire TLA Worldwide Plc

synopsis: Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp (AAPC) and TLA Worldwide plc announced an offer by AAPC to acquire TLA for stock and cash consideration to result in a combined company with an initial enterprise value of slightly greater than $200 million. TLA Worlwide is a leading athelte representation company.
buyer: Atlantic Alliance Partnership Corp (AAPC:$0.00)
Atlantic Allicance Partnerhsip Corp is a blank check company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands. It was formed for the purpose of acquiring, engaging in a share exchange, share reconstruction and amalgamation, and contractual control arrangement. "
target: TLA Worldwide Plc (AIM:TLA:$52.47)
TLA Worldwide Plc is a leading, fully integrated athlete representation and sports marketing company, primarily focused on the sport of baseball and has primary offices in London, New York and Newport Beach. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$200
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closed 4/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Quantum Sport, acquired Quantum Sport

synopsis: Quantum Sport, a Newcastle-based sports agency whose clients include professional footballers and cricketers has undergone a management buyout. The new directors are James Welch and former Premier League and Sunderland player Marco Gabbiadini.
buyer: Quantum Sport
Quantum Sport is a Newcastle-based sports agency whose clients include professional footballers and cricketers. Their team of lawyers, agents and ex-professional footballers allows them to provide a holistic service to their clients. "
target parent: Quantum Law LLP
target: Quantum Sport
Quantum Sport is a Newcastle-based sports agency whose clients include professional footballers and cricketers. Their team of lawyers, agents and ex-professional footballers allows them to provide a holistic service to their clients.
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