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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Athletic, acquired Tifo Football

synopsis: The Athletic, a subscription-based publisher of premium sports journalism, has acquired Tifo Football, a UK-based engagement platform for football media. The acquisition of Tifo allows The Athletic to produce additional original, quality sports content for consumers.
buyer: The Athletic
The Athletic is a subscription-based publisher of premium sports journalism. The Athletic offers in-depth local coverage in 47 North American pro sports markets along with premium national coverage across MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA & more. "
target: Tifo Football
UK-based Tifo Football is an online engagement platform for football. Tifo offers a multi-media content platform that provides high-quality, unique articles & videos and the uMAXit Football predictor game, a free alternative to the more traditional football accumulator and pools games.
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announced 9/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Integrated Media Company, LLC, will acquire Goal.com

synopsis: Integrated Media Company (IMC), a TPG platform dedicated to the new media ecosystem, has signed a definitive agreement with UK-based DAZN Group to acquire a majority stake in Goal, the world’s largest digital soccer brand. IMC will also acquire leading German and Dutch portals Spox and VoetbalZone as part of a new venture.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Integrated Media Company, LLC
Integrated Media Company (IMC) is a special-purpose digital media investment company launched by TPG in 2018. IMC’s mandate is both financial and strategic, providing greater flexibility with regards to investment size, term, and portfolio construction. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Goal.com
UK-based Goal is the world's largest digital soccer brand, offering the best in news, entertainment, and community interaction. Goal is an online community where superstars can connect and share their talents with their fans, and where aspiring players can seek advice and wisdom from experts.
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closed 12/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, acquired Squawka

synopsis: Catena Media plc, an online performance marketing company, has acquired Squawka.com and related assets from Squawka Ltd. Squawka is a high-volume traffic global football news site with a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) section in beta version.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$88.72)
Based in Malta, Catena Media plc is an online performance marketing company that has established a leading position through strong organic growth and acquisitions. Catena is the world’s number one provider of high-value iGaming leads. "
target: Squawka
Squawka is a high-volume traffic global football news site with a Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) section in beta version. The main site currently attracts 4 million users per month, and has around 800 000 followers on Twitter. They are based in London.
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closed 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Perform Group, acquired Voetbalzone B.V.

synopsis: British digital sports media specialist Perform Group has signed an agreement to acquire leading Dutch sports site that features news from the world of football, Voetbalzone.nl.
buyer: Perform Group
Perform is a world leader in monetising sport and entertainment rights in digital media. They have been consistent and renowned innovators since 2000, and a major driving force in the commercialisation of sport and entertainment rights on TV, on mobile and online. "
target: Voetbalzone B.V.
Voetbalzone B.V.'s leading Dutch sports site, Voetbalzone.nl features news from the world of football and attracts an average of two million unique users per month, making it ‘the number-one independent sports site in The Netherlands’.
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closed 3/9/2010 via Capital IQ

PlayLA inc, acquired Arsenal Mania

synopsis: Play LA Inc. announces that it has acquired leading UK football fan website, www.arsenal-mania.com. Arsenal-Mania is one of the most popular websites for fans who follow Arsenal FC, one of the English Premier League's top football clubs.
buyer: PlayLA inc (PLLAF:$0.00)
Play LA Inc. is an international online publishing company that owns and operates a Global network of multi-language websites. The Company currently owns and operates 18 websites that reach hundreds of thousands of people across the UK and Europe. "
target: Arsenal Mania
Arsenal-Mania began as an Arsenal fan forum before expanding rapidly to include news, player profiles and match statistics. The site has been featured by prominent UK media groups such as the Guardian, the Evening Standard, the Times, the London Paper and the Daily Mail.
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announced 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Onefootball GmbH, will acquire Dugout Limited

synopsis: Digital soccer media company OneFootball has agreed to buy video content specialists Dugout in a deal designed to expand its content proposition. Dugout is a UK-based company that provides an innovative digital football platform. Dugout produces original content, working hand in glove with the clubs who also shoot video exclusively for Dugout.
buyer: Onefootball GmbH
Based in Germany, OneFootball’s goal is to fuel the world’s football obsession. Reaching tens of millions of football fans worldwide every month, across its platform and social media channels, OneFootball is the most popular football media platform for the new generation of football fans. "
target: Dugout Limited
Dugout is a UK-based company that provides an innovative digital football platform. Dugout gives football fans one single place to connect with their favourite clubs and players. Dugout produces original content, working hand in glove with the clubs who also shoot video exclusively for Dugout.
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closed 11/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eleven Sports, acquired MyCujoo

synopsis: Eleven Sports, a UK-based sports media group, has acquired MyCujoo, a live football streaming platform based in the Netherlands. MyCujoo broadcasts matches from competitions and clubs of various levels from around the world. The platform broadcasts on average 120 live matches per week and attracts more than a million monthly users.
buyer parent: Aser Ventures
buyer: Eleven Sports
Eleven Sports is a global sports provider dedicated to delivering world-class international and domestic sports and lifestyle entertainment. The channels are 24/7, multiscreen, full HD and locally produced to the highest international production standards, with local language commentary. "
target: MyCujoo
MyCujoo is a live football streaming platform based in the Netherlands. MyCujoo broadcasts matches from competitions and clubs of various levels from around the world. The platform broadcasts on average 120 live matches per week and attracts more than a million monthly users.
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announced 3/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Dugout Limited, will acquire BallBall

synopsis: Dugout, a UK-based company that provides an innovative digital football platform, will acquire BallBall from News Corp, a global, diversified media and information services company. BallBall is a football video platform based in Singapore. The platform distributes highlights from Europe and other top football leagues in Indonesia and Vietnam.
buyer: Dugout Limited
Dugout is a UK-based company that provides an innovative digital football platform. Dugout gives football fans one single place to connect with their favourite clubs and players. Dugout produces original content, working hand in glove with the clubs who also shoot video exclusively for Dugout. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: BallBall
BallBall is a leading football video platform based in Singapore. The platform distributes short form highlights from Europe and other top football leagues in Indonesia and Vietnam. BallBall offers video highlights from over 1,600 games.
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closed 2/27/2013 via BNC Analysis

Russ Media, acquired Laendlekicker

synopsis: Russ Media, publisher of the Vorarlberg and numerous online news portals expanded with the acquisition of Laendlekicker.at, an amateur regional soccer platform that offers users video content.
buyer: Russ Media
Russmedia is the most progressive media company in Europe. The entire portfolio consists of 10 daily newspapers, 64 weekly papers, more than 100 websites, 2 printing plants and 1 radio station. The company also runs several successful special interest and classified websites. "
target: Laendlekicker
Laendlekicker.at is a regional soccer startup that delivers videos for football players, football fans, and sports and lifestyle enthusiasts from young to old in Vorarlberg. They also offer advertising services, mainly focusing on local and regional content.
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announced 11/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Mixi, Inc., will acquire Net Dreamers Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Mixi, Inc, a Japanese social networking service, will acquire Net Dreamers Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that develops horse racing websites and mobile games. Net Dreamers operates netkeiba.com, the largest horse racing media outlet in Japan. The company also operates Weekly Baseball Online, a baseball news site.
buyer: Mixi, Inc. (TSE:2121:$1,098.60)
Mixi is a Japanese social networking service that allows users to connect with their friends in a convenient way. It enables users to send and receive messages, write in a diary, read and comment on others' diaries, organize and join communities, and invite their friends. "
target: Net Dreamers Co., Ltd.
Net Dreamers is a Japanese company that develops horse racing websites and mobile games. Net Dreamers operates netkeiba.com, the largest horse racing media outlet in Japan. Their games include Tiki Chiki Derby and Puzzle Derby. The company also operates Weekly Baseball Online, a baseball news site.
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closed 2/13/2017 via Company Press Release

Alliance Baseball, LLC, acquired Baseball America Inc.

synopsis: Baseball America, a publication that provides the baseball community coverage of all competitive levels of baseball, from a scouting and player development point of view, has been acquired by Alliance Baseball LLC, the owners of two minor league baseball franchises.
buyer: Alliance Baseball, LLC
Alliance Baseball LLC is a company founded by Gary Green and Larry Botel that invests in Minor League Baseball. "
target parent: TEN: The Enthusiast Network
target: Baseball America Inc.
Baseball America provides the baseball community coverage of all competitive levels of baseball, from a scouting and player development point of view. Their coverage includes the majors, minors, college, high school, foreign, independent and amateur baseball.
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closed 12/14/2011 via BusinessWire

GrindMedia, LLC, acquired Baseball America Inc.

synopsis: GrindMedia, a leading action and adventure sports media company and division of Source Interlink Media, has announced the acquisition of Baseball America, and baseballamerica.com. Baseball America, which has been published since 1982, and its associated titles will be added to GrindMedia’s expanding portfolio of enthusiast media.
buyer parent: Source Interlink Companies, Inc.
buyer: GrindMedia, LLC
Along with standalone websites, including GrindTV.com, Newschoolers and Motocross.com, GrindMedia is the leading provider of print and online action sports and entertainment content in the United States. Its brands include Surfer, Surfing, Snowboarder, Skateboarder, Powder, and more. "
target: Baseball America Inc.
Baseball America is a full-service media company with in-depth coverage of every level of baseball, from high school and college to the minors all the way to the major leagues. Baseball America publishes 26 times per year and is also available as a digital edition.
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closed 5/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Fantasy Sports Ventures, acquired Shandler Enterprises

synopsis: Fantasy Sports Ventures, the parent company of the FantasyPlayers.com Network, has acquired the premier independent baseball content site, BaseballHQ.com, and its parent company, Shandler Enterprises, it was announced today by FSV CEO Chris Russo.
buyer: Fantasy Sports Ventures
Fantasy Sports Ventures Inc. (FSV) is an integrated marketing and media company with a focus on digital/fantasy sports. Headquartered in New York City, FSV consists of two primary business units: Fantasy Players Network and FSV Digital Sports Advisors. "
target: Shandler Enterprises
Shandler Enterprises includes BaseballHQ.com one of the most well-respected and successful fantasy analysts on the Web and a book line anchored by the successful Baseball Forecaster series (first published in 1986) and nationwide conference events.
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closed 8/6/2007 via BusinessWire

The Active Network, Inc., acquired LaxPower.com

synopsis: The Active Network, Inc., a leading provider of application services technology and marketing solutions for community service and participatory sports organizations, today announced the acquisition of LaxPower.com, the leading online community for high school and college lacrosse players and fans.
buyer: The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV:$441.26)
The Active Network, Inc., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations, and is a leading online community for active lifestyles. The company's solutions help organizations improve customer service capabilities and increase revenues. "
target: LaxPower.com
LaxPower.com is the leading online community for high school and college lacrosse players and fans. LaxPower.com, based in West Chester, PA, receives more than 20 million page views per month during the lacrosse season and is regarded as the gold standard for national high school lacrosse rankings.
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closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Moonbug, acquired Supa Strikas

synopsis: Moonbug, a global entertainment company that develops and distributes fun and safe entertainment for kids, announced it has acquired the popular South African soccer video series and one of the largest circulating monthly comics in the world, Supa Strikas.
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: Supa Strikas
Supa Strikas is a South African video series and one of the largest circulating monthly comics in the world. Supa Strikas follows the world’s best soccer team as they journey across the globe and to outer space on a quest to win the prized Super League trophy.
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closed 6/4/2014 via BusinessWire

The Whistle Sports Network, acquired The Lacrosse Network

synopsis: The Whistle Sports Network, the first sports-focused cross platform network and community for today’s generation, announced its acquisition of The Lacrosse Network (TLN), the premier YouTube destination for one of the nation’s fastest growing sports.
buyer: The Whistle Sports Network
Launched on New Year’s Eve with the support of multiple pro league partners and YouTube content creators like Dude Perfect, the Whistle Network has scaled rapidly. The network is one of the top two sports destinations on YouTube in North America with 4.3 million subscribers. "
target: The Lacrosse Network
The Lacrosse Network (TLN) is a YouTube partner dedicated to growing the game of lacrosse through the power of media. Founded in 2011, TLN has quickly emerged as the premiere source of lacrosse media through its live broadcasts and slate of original programming.
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announced 2/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spotify Ltd, will acquire The Ringer

synopsis: Spotify is to acquire The Ringer, a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
buyer: Spotify Ltd (SPOT:$8,938.10)
Spotify is a commercial music streaming service that provides digital content from a range of record labels and artists. Users can browse through the interface by artist, album, genre, playlist, record label, and direct searches. "
target: The Ringer
The Ringer is a sports and pop culture website and podcast network, founded in 2016. The flagship podcast, the Bill Simmons Podcast, is an interview show hosted by Simmons, featuring other Ringer writers and podcast hosts as well as athletes, filmmakers, comedians, and pop culture figures.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

AthletesVoice, acquired The Roar

synopsis: AthletesVoice, an Australian media company focused on rich and relatable sports storytelling, has acquired The Roar from Australian Radio Network (ARN), a media and entertainment company in Australia. The Roar is Australia’s leading sports opinion website. The Roar combines expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles and videos.
buyer: AthletesVoice
AthletesVoice is an Australian media company focused on rich and relatable sports storytelling. AthletesVoice allows sportspeople to share their thoughts, hopes, dreams and fears. Their platform provides stories, videos, and podcasts from elite sportspeople in Australia. "
target: The Roar
The Roar is Australia’s leading sports opinion website. The Roar combines expert columnists with edited fan-written sports articles and videos. The website publishes around 600 fan articles and more than 60,000 comments from nearly two million visitors.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Sportskeeda

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games publisher in India, has acquired a 67% stake in Sportskeeda, an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Sportskeeda
Sportskeeda is an Indian sports news website. Sportskeeda connects fans, pundits and athletes from all over the world. Sportskeeda provides a mix of news, real-time updates, features, videos and humour. Sportskeeda covers all kinds of sports, including football, cricket, wrestling, golf, and more.
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announced 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mediaset SpA, will acquire ElDesmarque

synopsis: Mediaset, a leading television broadcasting group in Italy and Spain, will acquire ElDesmarque, a Spanish web portal focused on sports. ElDesmarque has 2.5 million unique users per month and provides news, stories and videos of various sports. ElDesmarque covers football, basketball, tennis, cycling, motor sport, weightlifting, and more.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Mediaset SpA (BIT:MS:$3,912.20)
Mediaset is a leading television broadcasting group in Italy and Spain. Mediaset operates three commercial television networks and eleven thematic and semi-mainstream channels. The group has produced over 18 thousand hours of entertainment, game and quiz shows, and news and sports productions. "
target: ElDesmarque
Founded in 2006, ElDesmarque is a Spanish web portal focused on sports. ElDesmarque has 2.5 million unique users per month and provides news, stories and videos of various sports. ElDesmarque covers football, basketball, tennis, cycling, motor sport, weightlifting, and more.
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Athletic, acquired Tifo Football

synopsis: The Athletic, a subscription-based publisher of premium sports journalism, has acquired Tifo Football, a UK-based engagement platform for football media. The acquisition of Tifo allows The Athletic to produce additional original, quality sports content for consumers.
buyer: The Athletic
The Athletic is a subscription-based publisher of premium sports journalism. The Athletic offers in-depth local coverage in 47 North American pro sports markets along with premium national coverage across MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA & more. "
target: Tifo Football
UK-based Tifo Football is an online engagement platform for football. Tifo offers a multi-media content platform that provides high-quality, unique articles & videos and the uMAXit Football predictor game, a free alternative to the more traditional football accumulator and pools games.
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closed 4/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Athletic, acquired Tifo Football

synopsis: The Athletic, a subscription-based publisher of premium sports journalism, has acquired Tifo Football, a UK-based engagement platform for football media. The acquisition of Tifo allows The Athletic to produce additional original, quality sports content for consumers.
buyer: The Athletic
The Athletic is a subscription-based publisher of premium sports journalism. The Athletic offers in-depth local coverage in 47 North American pro sports markets along with premium national coverage across MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA & more. "
target: Tifo Football
UK-based Tifo Football is an online engagement platform for football. Tifo offers a multi-media content platform that provides high-quality, unique articles & videos and the uMAXit Football predictor game, a free alternative to the more traditional football accumulator and pools games.
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announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pax Holdings Ltd., will acquire Sporting News Limited

synopsis: Global digital sports media company DAZN is selling the Sporting News website to Pax Holdings, an investment firm based in the UK and Hong Kong with clients in gaming and betting. Sporting News was established in 1886 and is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
buyer: Pax Holdings Ltd.
PAX Holdings Ltd is a Family Office managing a portfolio of investments that commenced with early stage tech and financial services sector investments in 1999. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Sporting News Limited
Sporting News was established in 1886 as a weekly U.S. magazine. It became the dominant American publication covering baseball, acquiring the nickname "The Bible of Baseball."​ It is now a digital-only publication providing essential coverage of all major sports.
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announced 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snack Media Ltd., will acquire GiveMeSport

synopsis: Bragg Gaming Group has entered into an agreement with SN&CK Media Limited (SML) for the sale of its media division, including GiveMeSport. GiveMeSport.com is the home of exclusive content, providing the fans with up-to-date features, interviews, match previews and match reviews.
buyer: Snack Media Ltd.
Snack Media is a leading independent sports digital media company with over 30m sports fans. They specialize in multi-channel content creation, distributed at scale. Through data driven engagement strategies Snack Media creates authentic connections between brands & fans. "
target parent: Bragg Gaming Group
target: GiveMeSport
Givemesport media is a next generation publisher that is forward thinking, tech-led and understands content distribution. Its website, GiveMeSport.com is the home of exclusive content, providing the fans with up-to-date features, interviews, match previews and match reviews.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

River iGaming p.l.c., acquired Media247 AS

synopsis: River iGaming, a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain, has acquired Media247, a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal.
buyer: River iGaming p.l.c. (OB:RIVER-ME:$0.00)
River iGaming is a Malta-based company that aims to own an attractive ecosystem of companies throughout the iGaming value chain. River iGaming invests in businesses that have a strong stand-alone business case and contribute to synergies within the group. "
target: Media247 AS
Media247 is a Norwegian media company. Media247 publishes the Gaffa and Sportsbibelen brands. Gaffa is a monthly music magazine that covers all types of music in Norway, from pop to black metal. Sportsbibelen is a sports focused portal that provides entertaining articles, photos, videos and more.
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closed 3/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Gfinity plc, acquired RealSport

synopsis: Gfinity plc, a leading international esports entertainment group, announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of RealSM Limited, owner of the fan-oriented digital sports media platform, RealSport. Founded in January 2016, RealSport provides sports fans with all the latest news from across the globe.
buyer: Gfinity plc (AIM:GFIN:$5.99)
Founded in 2012, Gfinity has established itself as one of the world's leading esports companies. The London-based business enjoys strong relationships with game publishers, players and the wider esports community and has built a solid reputation for delivering high quality competitions. "
target: RealSport
RealSport is a fan-oriented, tech-forward sports media platform with commitment to simple UI and quality and exciting original content, from Football to eSports. RealSport believes in providing the highest quality original and unique content, written by real sports fans.
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announced 12/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Breaking Data Corporation, will acquire GiveMeSport

synopsis: Breaking Data Corp. announced that it has entered into a binding letter of agreement to purchase GiveMeSport. GiveMeSport is a leading next generation sports media publisher, supported by investment from IMG, a global leader in sports, events and media, boasting the largest single publisher Facebook page in the world.
buyer: Breaking Data Corporation (TSXV:BKD:$9.53)
Breaking Data Corp. is a technology provider of semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings. "
target: GiveMeSport
GiveMeSport creates and publishes content around the clock, with contributors across all continents including writers, designers, video and social media producers, also offering free training, work experience and freelance opportunities to aspiring journalists via its Academy.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

NZME. will be merged with Fairfax Media Ltd.,

synopsis: Fairfax Media, a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia, is considering a merge of their New Zealand business with NZME, New Zealand’s premier integrated media company owned by APN News & Media, a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Fairfax Media Ltd. (ASX:FXJ:$1,239.61)
Fairfax Media Limited is a leading multi-platform media company in Australasia. The group comprises metropolitan, rural, regional and community mastheads and serves its audiences through high-quality, independent journalism and offers dynamic venues for commerce and information. "
target parent: APN News & Media Limited
target: NZME.
NZME. (New Zealand Media & Entertainment) is New Zealand’s premier integrated media company, with a portfolio of market-leading newspaper, radio, digital and magazine titles, that engage with 2.9 million people every week.
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closed 2/1/2005 via PR Newswire

CES Software PLC, acquired Don Best Sports

synopsis: CES Software plc, announced today that it completed its acquisition of Don Best Sports yesterday. Don Best is a leading Internet sports information provider, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: CES Software PLC
FUN Technologies Inc. is one of the world's leading online and interactive casual games providers. FUN's strategy is to provide its cutting-edge gaming systems to top distribution partners around the world. "
target: Don Best Sports
Don Best is a leading Internet sports information provider, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. Its core business is publishing exclusive, real-time wagering odds on the Internet for its Internet subscriber base - it does not accept or make wagers. Don Best also publishes a wide range of market-sens
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closed 6/6/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Leaf Group, acquired Well+Good

synopsis: Leaf Group Ltd., a diversified consumer internet company comprised of several marketplace and media properties, announced it has acquired the wellness media company, Well+Good. Well+Good has premium content and experiences brand, known for its trend-spotting and high-caliber editorial content.
buyer: Leaf Group (LFGR:$154.96)
Leaf Group Ltd. is a diversified Internet company that builds platforms across its marketplace (Society6 and Saatchi Art) and media (Livestrong.com and eHow) properties to enable communities of creators to reach passionate audiences in large and growing lifestyle categories. "
target: Well+Good
Well+Good is an editorial leader in the fitness and wellness space, and has leveraged a reputation to create new business extensions to the core site. Driven by a team that seeks out new opportunities for expansion, Well+Good has a consistent record of robust revenue growth and profitability.
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closed 5/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, purchased The Running Event and Running Insight from Formula 4 Media

synopsis: Diversified has purchased The Running Event and its complementary digital magazine, Running Insight from Formula 4 Media, LLC. The Running Event is an exhibition and conference that serves the growing running and fitness market in the U.S.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries. "
seller: Formula 4 Media
The Running Event is an exhibition and conference that serves the growing running and fitness market in the U.S. The Running Insight digital magazine provides the necessary year round content and marketing opportunities for running specialty and multi-sport retailers.
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Emigrant Capital Corp., acquired GOLF

synopsis: Emigrant Capital Corp., the private equity division of Emigrant Bank, has acquired GOLF magazine and GOLF.com from Meredith Corporation. Formerly owned by Time Inc., GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com were acquired by Meredith recently as part of its acquisition of Time Inc.
buyer parent: Emigrant Bank
buyer: Emigrant Capital Corp.
Emigrant Capital Corp. is the private equity division of Emigrant Bank, the nation's largest family owned bank. They provide long-term equity and related capital to established middle-market businesses that can benefit from their financial, operational and strategic resources. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: GOLF
Golf.com offers coverage of news and developments from the PGA, LPGA, Champions', and Nationwide tours. It also offers hole-by-hole leaderboard results, as well as content for recreational players.
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closed 1/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Square Up Media Ltd., acquired Factory Media Limited

synopsis: Square Up Media has continued its rapid expansion with the acquisition of Factory Media. Factory Media is a leading specialist in lifestyle sports with over 32 years of brand heritage and experience in the industry. With 24 digital channels Factory covers everything from lifestyle sports and their cultures.
buyer: Square Up Media Ltd.
Square Up Media produces Square Mile, Hedge, Foodism and Escapism magazines. Since launching Square Mile magazine in 2005, Square Up was a pioneer of the freemium publishing model. They believe in making products that are as exciting as they are interesting – and offering them to readers for free. "
target parent: Forward Internet Group Ltd.
target: Factory Media Limited
Factory Media is a leading specialist in lifestyle sports with over 32 years of brand heritage and experience in the industry. With 24 digital channels including Mpora, the world of action and adventure, Factory covers everything from lifestyle sports and their cultures.
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closed 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Flagship Custom Publishing, acquired Golf Media Network, LLC.

synopsis: Flagship Custom Publishing, specialists in golf and luxury lifestyle publications for clients throughout the United States and Mexico, has acquired the assets of Golf Media Network (GMN), including The Grain e-Magazine, the Golf Road Warriors program, and custom publishing interests.
buyer: Flagship Custom Publishing
Flagship Custom Publishing was formed by a group of veteran, award-winning media professionals whose collective expertise covers every facet of magazine publishing, from editorial and graphic design to ad sales, marketing and distribution. "
target: Golf Media Network, LLC.
Golf Media Network's mission is to provide the finest original and informed golf content to the largest possible segment of the core golf audience through their more than 50 world-class journalists, photographers, and videographers.
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closed 1/23/2006 via PR Newswire

Time Inc., acquired SirenServ, Inc.

synopsis: Time Inc. has acquired ownership of the website GOLF.com and the company that operates it, SirenServ, Inc., it was announced today by John Squires, co-chief operating officer of Time Inc.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the largest content companies in the world. With a portfolio of 22 U.S. magazines and 26 U.S. Web sites, including some of the world's most popular, powerful and trusted brands, it is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico. "
target: SirenServ, Inc.
SirenServ, the parent company of GolfServ, creates and licenses irresistible golf content and tools for some of the biggest websites and wireless carriers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
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closed 4/18/2005 via Company Press Release

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Rubicon Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide publishing, tradeshow and marketing services company, announced today that it has acquired the Off-Road.com web site from Rubicon Media Group, Inc. The acquisition of Off-Road.com further strengthens Advanstar's growing position in the off-road, powersports and automotive aftermarket industries.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Rubicon Media Group, Inc.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Outdooractive, acquired mountNpass

synopsis: Outdooractive, Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing, has acquired mountNpass, a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
buyer: Outdooractive
Outdooractive is Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing. Outdooractive provides countless trails, tracks and route suggestions with detailed descriptions and photos. Their travel guides and app allow people to easily plan their routes and discover the world. "
target: mountNpass
mountNpass is a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists of all experience levels to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
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closed 8/22/2019 via Company Press Release

p1440, acquired Volleyballmag.com

synopsis: p1440, the digital media company co-founded by 5x Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings, announced the acquisition of Volleyballmag.com, the leading source for volleyball news for more than 40 years. Volleyballmag.com covers volleyball on all fronts every day, from NCAA women’s and men’s indoors, to college and pro beach.
buyer: p1440
p1440 is a digital platform exclusively built around beach volleyball co-founded by three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings. p1440 delivers unmatched digital content, offering hundreds of hours of live-streamed action, world-class training, nutrition and wellness resources. "
target: Volleyballmag.com
Volleyballmag.com has been the leading source for volleyball industry news for more than 40 years. Volleyballmag.com covers volleyball on all fronts every day, from NCAA women’s and men’s indoors, to college and pro beach, to the pros and USA national teams.
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closed 3/13/2019 via Company Press Release

PinkBike, acquired CyclingTips

synopsis: PinkBike, the Canadian mountain biking community website, announced the acquisition of CyclingTips, an Australian news website primarily focused on road cycling and professional racing, from BikeExchange.
buyer: PinkBike
PinkBike is a Canadian-based online mountain biking community. It is a source for news articles, informational videos, and events for mountain bikers globally. It also includes an online marketplace and forum for users to share photos, messages, and videos and connect with other riders. "
target parent: BikeExchange
target: CyclingTips
CyclingTips is an Australian website that seeks to share the beauty of cycling and to inspire cyclists of all levels to become better and more knowledgeable riders. They publish news, tech reviews, interviews, feature articles and tips about everything from the science of cycling to road safety.
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closed 3/15/2016 via BusinessWire

Motorsport.com, acquired Motocuatro.com

synopsis: Motorsport.com, a Miami-based technology and digital media company, announced its acquisition of Spain’s leading moto racing website, Motocuatro.com. Motocuatro.com has become one of the country’s premier digital media destination for MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and World Superbike Championships.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$18.39)
Formed in 1994, Motorsport.com is technologically advanced international digital media group specializing in motor racing content offering 21 editions in 13 languages, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is part of the Motorsport Network LLC company. "
target: Motocuatro.com
Motocuatro.com, Spain’s authority of two-wheel-centric motosports news, content and analysis, has become one of the country’s premier digital media destination for MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and World Superbike Championships as well as a dedicated resource of Grand Prix coverage.
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closed 1/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired HuntingNet.com

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc., a leading operator of media and e-commerce websites, announced the acquisition of HuntingNet.com, a popular community website in the online hunting niche. The sites join well-known online community destinations including Wikitravel.org, FlyerTalk.com, and BikeForums.com as part of Internet Brands’ Travel & Leisure division.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: HuntingNet.com
HuntingNet.com is the largest hunting community on the Internet. Founded in 1995, the site consists of more than 10,000 pages of content including daily hunting news updates, original articles, field journals, and photo galleries.
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closed 1/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Axios Media Inc., acquired Sports Internet

synopsis: Sports Internet has been acquired by Axios and will be relaunching as Axios Sports. Sports Internet is a daily newsletter that makes it easier to be a sports fan. Every weekday morning, Sports Internet delivers the news straight to the reader's inbox.
buyer: Axios Media Inc.
Axios is a media company delivering vital, trustworthy news and analysis in the most efficient, illuminating and shareable ways possible. They offer a mix of original and smartly narrated coverage of media trends, tech, business and politics. "
target: Sports Internet
Sports Internet is a daily newsletter that makes it easier to be a sports fan. Every weekday morning, Sports Internet delivers the news straight to the reader's inbox. From yesterday's top stories to tonight's best games, Sports Internet keep readers in the know — and in 10 minutes or less.
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TheScore
TheScore
theScore creates mobile-first sports experiences, connecting fans to what they love through a combination of real-time news, scores, fantasy information and alerts while creating and curating content that is mobile optimized, comprehensive, customizable and seamlessly shareable.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$6.73
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
123
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Ticker: OTCPK:WDLF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Social Life Network, Inc.
Social Life Network, Inc.
Social Life Networks, Inc. is an American for-profit corporation and an online social media and social networking service, based in Denver Colorado. The founders initially launched their social network platform in the emerging cannabis and hemp industry in 2013.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
7
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBNK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FaceBank Group, Inc.
FaceBank Group, Inc.
Facebank Group, Inc. is a character-based virtual entertainment company, and a leading developer of digital human likeness for celebrities and consumers, focused on applications in traditional entertainment, sports entertainment, live events, mixed reality (AR/VR) and artificial intelligence.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$111.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($132.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($162.10)
Net Income ($mm)
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50
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Ticker: XSAT:EVERY A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB
Everysport Media Group AB (ESMG) is the fastest growing company in Sweden within the sports media and sports technology. They help clients communicate with target audiences in football, hockey, golf or tennis. ESMG owns, operates and sells for some of the top sports websites in each sport.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.27
EBIT ($mm)
($1.23)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66
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Ticker: TSXV:FAN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gaming Nation Inc.
Gaming Nation Inc. provides technology and information platforms to the sports and entertainment industry. The company's platforms include 5050 Central, an electronic real-time raffle system, and sports information websites Fantasy Guru, FantasyGuruElite and Pick Nation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$8.80
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.13)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.27)
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Ticker: WBAI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
500.com Limited
500.com Limited is a leading online sports lottery service provider in China. The Company offers a comprehensive and integrated suite of online lottery services, information, user tools and virtual community venues to its users.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($43.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($47.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
366
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Ticker: OTCPK:LFAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps Brands Inc.
LifeApps is a digital media company focused on medical, health, fitness, entertainment, digital applications and next generation social networks. The company creates and operates mobile apps, websites, publications and social media networks.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: OM:BETCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology – this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Their portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$90.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.93
EBIT ($mm)
$29.24
Net Income ($mm)
$20.61
Employees
412
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Ticker: OTCPK:TSMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc.
Total Sports Media, Inc. operates as a digital media and technology services company in the United States. The company offers audio and video streaming, and advertising services to Internet and terrestrial radio stations, and other broadcast content providers through its RadioLoyalty platform.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.78)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: JASDAQ:2408
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KG Intelligence Co., Ltd.
KG Intelligence CO., LTD. is a Japan-based company mainly engaged in the information service business. The company is engaged in the publishing of information magazines for recruitment, housing, weddings and fishing. The company also distributes free papers with coupons to be redeemed.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$32.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.44
EBIT ($mm)
$1.67
Net Income ($mm)
$1.65
Employees
340
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Ticker: CNSX:FANS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FansUnite Media, Inc
FansUnite is a sports and entertainment company, focusing on technology related to regulated and lawful online gaming and other related products. The principal business is operating the FansUnite Sportsbook and the website of McBookie Limited, offering online gaming services to the UK market.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.11)
Net Income ($mm)
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0
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