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closed 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Quebecor Inc., acquired Audiogram

synopsis: Quebecor Sports and Entertainment announced the acquisition of Audiogram, an iconic record company that is one of Canada's best-known French-language labels. Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montréal.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montréal. Quebecor Sports and Entertainment Group produces, distributes and promotes cultural and sporting events, presenting Québec and international talent in its market. "
target: Audiogram
Founded in the early 1980s by Michel Bélanger, Audiogram is the largest independent French-language record label in North America.
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closed 5/5/2008 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, acquired Univision Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Univision Music Group following the recent clearance of the deal in the U.S. by the Federal Trade Commission. The acquisition results in UMG becoming the largest Latin music company in North America.
buyer parent: Vivendi Universal S.A.
buyer: Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group, Inc. engages in the development, marketing, sale, and distribution of recorded music. It also engages in the business of music publishing. Universal Music Group markets its recorded music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensees in various countries. "
target parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
target: Univision Music Group
The Univision Music Group is the No. 1 Latin music company in the U.S. with approximately 39% of Latin music sales in the United States and Puerto Rico. Founded in April 2001 the Univision Music Group now includes four record labels: Univision, Fonovisa , Disa and La Calle.
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closed 11/1/2006 via BusinessWire

Univision Communications Inc., acquired Disa Records

synopsis: Univision Communications Inc. the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, announced the purchase of the remaining 50% of Mexico-based Disa Records and Edimonsa Publishing. Univision purchased 50% of Disa from the Chávez family of Monterrey, Mexico, in June 2001 with the provision to purchase the remaining 50% in five years.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (“Univision”) is the leading Spanish-language media and entertainment company in the United States. "
target: Disa Records
Disa Records currently represents more than 50 artists, including Los Angeles Azules, Grupo Bryndis, Liberación, El Poder del Norte, Los Cardenales de Nuevo Leon, Los Askis, Los Llayras, Palomo, Rayito Colombiano, Miguel y Miguel, Los Reyes del Camino,etc.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, acquired Zhara Music

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced the acquisition of leading indie label Zhara Music, and the launch of the Russian division of its legendary Atlantic Records label. Zhara Music was co-founded by artists and businessmen EMIN and Bahh Tee.
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: Zhara Music
Zhara Music, a Russian indie label, has become a hugely significant player in the fast-growing Russian music industry. They also host the ZHARA Festival, a music festival which takes place in Azerbaijan, near the coast of Caspian Sea every year.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Quebecor Inc., acquired MP3 Disques

synopsis: Quebecor's Music Division is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mario Pelchat's MP3 Disques label, an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques joins the Music Division's other two labels, Musicor and Ste-4 Musique.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Canada's leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, Quebecor is one of the most successful integrated communications companies in the industry. Quebecor features some of Quebec's most beloved brands such as Vidéotron, TVA, Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec, "
target: MP3 Disques
Montreal-based MP3 Disques is Mario Pelchat's label, as well as an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques is a French label that has hit releases such as Noël avec Jireh Gospel Choir, and Le monde où je vais by Mario Pelchat.
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announced 6/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Symphonic Distribution, Inc., will acquire Higher Reign Music Group

synopsis: Tampa-based Symphonic Distribution has entered into a strategic merger with a Canadian music distribution firm, Higher Reign Music Distribution (HRMD). The HRMD executives will oversee Symphonic's operations in Canada, leading the business and building its team.
buyer: Symphonic Distribution, Inc.
Headquartered in sunny Tampa, Florida with footprints in major music markets across the USA and Worldwide (Africa, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Spain), Symphonic is one of the leading independent music distribution and marketing companies in the industry. "
target: Higher Reign Music Group
Higher Reign Music Group has become the new benchmark in the Canadian music industry as a dynamic and trending record company, regrouping a variety of hard-hitting record labels from different backgrounds, markets and genres under one unique and powerful banner.
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closed 12/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Warner Music Group, acquired 300 Entertainment

synopsis: Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced the acquisition of 300 Entertainment, one of the world’s most successful and influential independent music companies. 300’s artists include top-charting, multi-platinum stars such as Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Gunna, Fetty Wap, Highly Suspect, Mary J. Blige, and many others.
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: 300 Entertainment
300 Entertainment is one of the world’s most successful and influential independent music companies. 300’s artists include top-charting, multi-platinum stars such as Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Gunna, Fetty Wap, Highly Suspect, Mary J. Blige, and many others.
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closed 11/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Believe, acquired Think Music, Inc.

synopsis: Believe, one of the world’s leading digital music companies, strengthens its leadership in the fast-growing Indian market with the acquisition of Think Music, one of the leading in South India based music labels.
buyer: Believe
Believe is one of the world’s leading digital music companies. Believe’s mission is to develop independent artists and labels in the digital world by providing them the solutions they need to grow their audience at each stage of their career and development. "
target: Think Music, Inc.
Think Music is a leading music label in the South India market, founded by Mr. Swaroop Reddy and Mr. Kiran Reddy, who have an extremely strong experience within the South Indian Media & Entertainment industry with deep routed relationships across the value chain.
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closed 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Alamo Records

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has acquired a majority stake in Alamo Records, the New York-based multi-genre label founded by music industry entrepreneur Todd Moscowitz focused on the discovery and development of next-generation talent.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Alamo Records
Alamo Records is the New York-based multi-genre label founded by music industry entrepreneur Todd Moscowitz focused on the discovery and development of next-generation talent.
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announced 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., will acquire Som Livre Ltda.

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment (SME) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Globo Comunicação E Participações S.A. to acquire Brazilian independent music company Som Livre. Som Livre is home to many of Brazil’s most popular artists including Marilia Mendonça, Jorge & Mateus, Wesley Safadão, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target parent: Grupo Globo
target: Som Livre Ltda.
Brazilian music label Som Livre was founded by Globo in 1969 for the release and promotion of soundtracks of TV shows. Som Livre has a strong play in live events, being a producer of festivals in the country through various brands, such as Festeja and Samba D+.
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announced 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., will purchase AWAL and Kobalt Neighbouring Rights from AWAL UK Limited

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment, a global recorded music company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Kobalt Music Group to acquire Kobalt’s recorded-music operations, including AWAL, and Kobalt Neighboring Rights.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
seller parent: Kobalt Music Group Ltd.
seller: AWAL UK Limited
The acquisition includes Kobalt’s recorded-music operations, including AWAL, and Kobalt Neighboring Rights. AWAL is an independent distribution company with headquarters in London, UK. Acquired by Kobalt Music in December 2011, AWAL is Kobalt’s recordings company.
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closed 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Orchard, acquired Human Re-Sources

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has acquired Human Re Sources, J. Erving’s Los Angeles-based artist distribution and services company, from the music and tech company Q&A. It will become part of The Orchard, Sony’s global independent music distribution and artist and label services company.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: The Orchard (:$62.27)
The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in 45 markets worldwide. Their artist & label services offerings include full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more. "
target parent: Q&A
target: Human Re-Sources
Human Re Sources offers artist distribution services. Since its 2019 launch, Human Re Sources signed and developed artists such as YBN Nahmir, Pink Sweat$, Baby Rose, Bren Joy and more.
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closed 9/9/2020 via PR Web

Cinq Music, acquired Beluga Heights Records

synopsis: Cinq Music Group, the tech-driven indie record label, distribution, and rights management company, has acquired record label Beluga Heights, a joint venture between JR Rotem and Warner Records. Part of the deal includes the Jason Derulo catalog, as Derulo was an artist on Beluga Heights/Warner records.
buyer parent: GoDigital Media Group
buyer: Cinq Music
Cinq Music is a technology-driven record label, distribution, and rights management company. Cinq’s repertoire has won Grammy awards, dozens of Gold and Platinum RIAA certifications, and numerous number one chart positions on a variety of Billboard charts. "
target parent: Warner Music Group
target: Beluga Heights Records
Beluga Heights Records is a joint venture between founder J.R. Rotem and Warner Records. Founded in 2006, the label is known for working with top musical artists such as Rihanna and Leona Lewis, as well as discovering and developing new acts like Sean Kingston and Jason Derülo.
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announced 5/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Intercept Music, Inc., will acquire Art is War Records

synopsis: Sanwire Corporation, and its wholly owned subsidiary Intercept Music, Inc., is to acquire Art is War Records, a record label with distribution, marketing, and sales services. Focused on independent artists, AIW Records offers the expertise, infrastructure, and scalability of a big label, delivered with personal attention and support.
buyer parent: Sanwire Corporation
buyer: Intercept Music, Inc.
Intercept is an online platform allowing musicians to upload and distribute their music and collect royalties from over 100 retailers. The software automatically promotes the artists' entire business, including their music, merchandise, and performances in social media, playlists, and online radio. "
target: Art is War Records
Art is War Records is a record label with distribution, marketing, and sales services. Focused on independent artists, AIW Records offers the expertise, infrastructure, and scalability of a big label, delivered with personal attention and support.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd, acquired Gallo Record Company

synopsis: Tiso Blackstar Group, the former publisher of the Business Day and Sunday Times, says it has sold its entire stake in Gallo Music for R75m to Lebashe Investment Group’s Arena Holdings. Gallo Record Company is the largest and oldest independent record label in South Africa.
buyer parent: The Lebashe Investment Group
buyer: Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Arena Holdings is one of Africa’s largest English-language news publishers in print (titles include Sunday Times, Business Day, Financial Mail, The Herald, Sowetan and Daily Dispatch) and online (titles include TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE, BusinessLIVE, DispatchLIVE, HeraldLIVE and Vrye Weekblad). "
target parent: Tiso Blackstar Group
target: Gallo Record Company
Gallo Record Company is the largest and oldest independent record label in South Africa. It is based in Johannesburg. Gallo Record Company has been in operation since 1926 and signs, promotes and assists artists to promote their music across Africa and internationally.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Valiant Eagle, Inc., acquired Franchise X Entertainment

synopsis: Valiant Eagle Inc., a corporation focused on the energizing of entertainment in television, the Internet, and social media, has acquired Franchise X Entertainment LLC, a full-service record label and artist management company based out of Los Angeles, CA.
buyer: Valiant Eagle, Inc. (OTCPK:PSRU.D:$0.02)
Valiant Eagle, Inc. is a corporation focused on the energizing of entertainment in television, the Internet, and social media. VE aims to achieve advances in those media through content featuring Music, Sports, Entertainment, and, with respect to the millennial generation, through Technology. "
target: Franchise X Entertainment
Franchise X Entertainment LLC operates as a record label and artist management company. The company is based in Los Angeles, California.
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announced 8/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Reservoir Media Management, Inc., will acquire Blue Raincoat Music

synopsis: Reservoir Media Management, an independent music company, has struck a deal to bring UK-based music company Blue Raincoat Music and its subsidiary Chrysalis Records into its portfolio of offerings. Blue Raincoat Music is an artist management company, music publishing company and record label, based in London, New York and Los Angeles.
buyer: Reservoir Media Management, Inc. (RSVR:$94.30)
Reservoir Media Management is an independent music company based in NYC. Founded as a family-owned music publisher in 2007, the company has grown to represent over 110,000 copyrights and 26,000 master recordings with titles dating as far back as the 1920s, and hundreds of #1 releases worldwide. "
target: Blue Raincoat Music
Established in 2014 Blue Raincoat Music is an artist management company, music publishing company and record label, based in London, New York and Los Angeles. They are also home to a standalone operating record label that houses the Chrysalis Records catalog.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Warner Music Group, acquired Forza Music

synopsis: Forza Music, the Slovakian entertainment company founded in 1994 that’s home to music from the region released over four decades going back to the 1960s, has been acquired by Warner Music Group. Forza’s most noteworthy musical property comes in the form of the rights to OPUS, the state-operated record company of the former Czechoslovakia.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: Forza Music
Forza Music is a prominent Slovakian entertainment company. Forza’s most noteworthy musical property comes in the form of the rights to OPUS, the state-operated record company of the former Czechoslovakia. OPUS was privatized in 1990 and has been owned by Forza for the last 15 or so years.
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announced 6/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Carlyle Group, Ithaca Holdings LLC, will acquire Big Machine Label Group

synopsis: Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings has agreed to acquire Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Label Group in a blockbuster deal backed by the Carlyle Group. Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group is a record label group that encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., BMLG Records, and more.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
buyer: Ithaca Holdings LLC
Ithaca Holdings is a media holding company led by SB Projects founder Scooter Braun. SB Projects is a diversified entertainment and media company. The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles. "
target: Big Machine Label Group
Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group is a record label group that encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., BMLG Records, Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records and publishing company Big Machine Music.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Naxos Digital Services Ltd., acquired ARC Music Productions International Limited

synopsis: Naxos Music Group, the world's leading classical music label, has acquired ARC Music Productions International, a UK-based record label and publisher in the field of world and folk music. ARC Music offers the largest selection of traditional and contemporary ethnic music from all corners of the world.
buyer: Naxos Digital Services Ltd.
Established in 1987, Naxos is the world's leading classical music label. Naxos offers over 11,000 titles that are available at affordable prices, recorded in state-of-the-art sound, both in hard format and on digital platforms. "
target: ARC Music Productions International Limited
ARC Music is a UK-based record label and publisher in the field of world and folk music. ARC Music offers the largest selection of traditional and contemporary ethnic music from all corners of the world. Their unrivalled repertoire comprises hundreds upon hundreds of albums from over 120 countries.
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closed 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Quebecor Inc., acquired Audiogram

synopsis: Quebecor Sports and Entertainment announced the acquisition of Audiogram, an iconic record company that is one of Canada's best-known French-language labels. Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montréal.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montréal. Quebecor Sports and Entertainment Group produces, distributes and promotes cultural and sporting events, presenting Québec and international talent in its market. "
target: Audiogram
Founded in the early 1980s by Michel Bélanger, Audiogram is the largest independent French-language record label in North America.
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closed 2/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Quebecor Inc., acquired Audiogram

synopsis: Quebecor Sports and Entertainment announced the acquisition of Audiogram, an iconic record company that is one of Canada's best-known French-language labels. Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montréal.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Quebecor Inc. is a Canadian diversified media and telecommunications company serving Québec based in Montréal. Quebecor Sports and Entertainment Group produces, distributes and promotes cultural and sporting events, presenting Québec and international talent in its market. "
target: Audiogram
Founded in the early 1980s by Michel Bélanger, Audiogram is the largest independent French-language record label in North America.
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announced 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

TVA Group Inc., will acquire Incendo Group

synopsis: TVA Group is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to acquire the companies forming the Incendo group, a Montreal-based producer and distributor of television programs for international markets. TVA Group is a Canadian communications company that operates in the broadcast, film, audiovisual production, and magazine industries.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B:$422.19)
TVA Group is a Canadian communications company that operates in the broadcast, film, audiovisual production, and magazine industries. TVA is active in the creation, production and distribution of entertainment. "
target: Incendo Group
Incendo is a Canadian company that specializes in the production and international distribution of high quality television programming for the worldwide marketplace.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Vantage Data Centers, will acquire 4Degrees Colocation

synopsis: Vantage Data Centers, a leading North American wholesale data center provider, will acquire 4Degrees Colocation from Videotron, a Canadian telecommunications company. 4Degrees Colocation is a Canadian provider of data center and colocation services. Their data centers provide businesses and institutions with sophisticated colocation infrastructure.
buyer: Vantage Data Centers
Vantage Data Centers is a leading North American wholesale data center provider. The company provides highly scalable, flexible and efficient data center solutions to hyperscale, cloud and enterprise customers. Vantage offers seven operational facilities that have a total capacity of 81MW. "
target parent: Quebecor Inc.
target: 4Degrees Colocation
4Degrees Colocation is a Canadian provider of data center and colocation services. Their data centers are designed to provide businesses and institutions with sophisticated colocation infrastructure. 4Degrees offers two secure locations in Canada that feature high-availability systems.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Quebecor Inc., acquired MP3 Disques

synopsis: Quebecor's Music Division is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mario Pelchat's MP3 Disques label, an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques joins the Music Division's other two labels, Musicor and Ste-4 Musique.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Canada's leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, Quebecor is one of the most successful integrated communications companies in the industry. Quebecor features some of Quebec's most beloved brands such as Vidéotron, TVA, Le Journal de Montréal and Le Journal de Québec, "
target: MP3 Disques
Montreal-based MP3 Disques is Mario Pelchat's label, as well as an album and concert producer and music publisher. MP3 Disques is a French label that has hit releases such as Noël avec Jireh Gospel Choir, and Le monde où je vais by Mario Pelchat.
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announced 5/2/2018 via Company Press Release

TVA Group Inc., will acquire Groupe Serdy

synopsis: TVA Group announced an agreement to acquire the Serdy Média inc. and the Serdy Vidéo inc. group of companies. Serdy is an independent company in the media sector in Quebec. Its brands include Évasion - a specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure, and Zeste - a specialty channel devoted to food.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B:$422.19)
TVA Group is engaged in the television, cinema and magazine publishing industries. TVA Group, operator of the over-the-air television network TVA and a stable of specialty channels, is the largest private French-language television broadcaster in North America. "
target: Groupe Serdy
Serdy is an independent company in the media sector in Quebec. Its brands include Évasion - a specialty channel devoted to travel and adventure, and Zeste - a specialty channel devoted to food. While engaged in TV, print, digital and event media, Serdy is much more than a media group.
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closed 4/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Gestev Inc., acquired Wasabi atelier expérientiel

synopsis: Gestev, a Québec leader in event production and management, announced that it has acquired Montréal-based marketing agency Wasabi atelier expérientiel. Wasabi atelier expérientiel deploys custom made experiences to allow consumers to live a brand, to enhance a service, or to orchestrate the discovery of a product.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: Gestev Inc.
Gestev designs and organizes shows and events. In addition to producing major events such as Red Bull Crashed Ice, the Vélirium, and the Jamboree, Gestev is a leading concert and tour promoter. It also offers experiential marketing, sponsorship activation and corporate event organization services. "
target: Wasabi atelier expérientiel
Wasabi atelier expérientiel deploys custom made experiences to allow consumers to live a brand, to enhance a service, or to orchestrate the discovery of a product. They combine science, technology, and design to create activities that will have a lasting impact on the consumer’s experiences.
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closed 11/19/2014 via Company Press Release

TVA Group Inc., purchased 15 Magazines from TC Transcontinental

synopsis: TVA Group, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media, announced that it has reached an agreement with TC Transcontinental to acquire 15 magazines. It will include Coup de pouce, Canadian Living, Véro Magazine, Décormag, Style at Home, Fleurs Plantes Jardins, Canadian Gardening, Québec Vert, The Hockey News, MaisonNeuves.com, Condo Maison Direct, and more.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B:$422.19)
TVA Group is an integrated communications company engaged in the creation, production and distribution of audiovisual products, and in magazine publishing. They broadcast French-language entertainment, information and public affairs programming and publishes French-language magazines. "
seller: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,119.38)
The 15 Magazines of TC Transcontinental include Coup de pouce, Canadian Living, Véro Magazine, Décormag, Style at Home, Fleurs Plantes Jardins, Canadian Gardening, Québec Vert, The Hockey News, and more. TC Transcontinental creates marketing products and services.
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announced 11/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

TVA Group Inc., will acquire Vision Globale

synopsis: Quebecor’s TVA Group has an agreement to buy the assets of Quebec-based sound-stage company Vision Globale. Vision Globale has done film and TV work at its facilities for local and foreign producers. They provide soundstage and equipment leasing as well as post-production services.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: TVA Group Inc. (TSX:TVA.B:$422.19)
Groupe TVA Inc. is a communications company with operations in three areas: television, publishing and distribution. TVA Group Inc. is an integrated communications company that creates, produces, broadcasts and distributes audiovisual products, and also publishes several magazines. "
target: Vision Globale
Vision Globale is the most important Canadian-owned company offering services related to the film and television industries. The offer covers the full range of requirements: in studios, camera and lighting rental; post-production; visual effects and 3D animation; production and more.
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closed 4/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Postmedia Network Canada Corp., purchased 175 English Language Newspapers from Sun Media Corporation

synopsis: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. announced the closing of its agreement to acquire Sun Media Corporation’s English language newspapers and specialty publications, as well as digital properties, from Quebecor Media Inc. The 175 English language newspapers, specialty publications and digital properties include the Sun chain of dailies.
buyer: Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.B:$348.21)
Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp., is the largest publisher by circulation of paid English-language daily newspapers in Canada. They offer advertisers and marketers solutions to reach audiences through print, online, digital, and mobile platforms. "
seller parent: Quebecor Inc.
seller: Sun Media Corporation
The 175 English language newspapers, specialty publications and digital properties include the Sun chain of dailies, consisting of The Toronto Sun, The Ottawa Sun, The Winnipeg Sun, The Calgary Sun, as well as The London Free Press and the free 24 Hours dailies in Toronto and Vancouver.
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$282
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$457
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3.5x
closed 9/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Nurun Inc.

synopsis: Quebecor announced that it has closed the sale of its Nurun subsidiary to the French multinational Publicis Groupe. Nurun is a firm specializing in interactive technology and communications services.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. They offer the full range of services and skills: digital, traditional advertising, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media buying and strategy, and healthcare communications. "
target parent: Quebecor Inc.
target: Nurun Inc.
Nurun Inc., a subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is a firm specializing in interactive technology and communications services. Nurun helps its clients develop their digital strategy: from strategic planning and interface design to the implementation of technical platforms and interactive programs.
price ($mm)
$114
rev ($mm)
$131
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

London Publishing Corporation, The Calais Advertiser Inc., acquired Machias Valley Publishing Company Inc.

synopsis: The Machias Valley News Observer, a weekly newspaper serving the Washington County seat, was purchased by Pierre Little, a Canadian businessman, along with a partner, Toronto-based London Publishing Corp, making The Calais Advertiser the owner and publisher of the Machias Valley News Observer.
buyer: London Publishing Corporation
buyer: The Calais Advertiser Inc.
The Calais Advertiser prints 4,300 papers each week and incorporates all the local news not only in Calais but the surrounding towns including their Canadian neighbors. "
target: Machias Valley Publishing Company Inc.
The Machias Valley News Observer has been serving Washington County citizens and businesses since 1852. The newspaper of today is an amalgamation of four newspapers, two of which, the Union and the Republican, pre-date the Civil War.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/5/2013 via Market Wire

Transcontinental Media, will purchase Community Papers in Quebec from Sun Media Corporation

synopsis: Transcontinental Media and Sun Media Corporation, a subsidiary of Quebecor Media, announced that they have signed an agreement under which the 74 Sun Media community papers and associated web properties in Quebec will be acquired by TC Media. Sun Media Corporation is the second largest newspaper publishing company in Canada.
buyer parent: Transcontinental Inc.
buyer: Transcontinental Media
Transcontinental Media is the country’s leading publisher of consumer magazines and of French-language educational resources as well as being the largest publisher of community newspapers in Eastern Canada. "
seller parent: Quebecor Inc.
seller: Sun Media Corporation
Sun Media Corporation is the second largest newspaper publishing company in Canada, publishing eight paid and seven free urban daily newspapers, nine paid community daily newspapers, and nearly 190 weekly newspapers, weekly shopping guides and agricultural and other specialty publications.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/31/2013 via Market Wire

Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc., will acquire Jobboom inc.

synopsis: Mediagrif Interactive Technologies, a leading provider in e-commerce solutions, and Quebecor Media have reached a definitive agreement whereby Mediagrif will acquire Jobboom on June 1st 2013. Jobboom is a Quebec leader in online recruitment and an expert in labour market intelligence.
buyer: Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX:MDF:$67.72)
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. delivers innovative e-commerce solutions to businesses. Its web platforms enable clients to find, purchase and sell products, exchange information, gain access to business opportunities and manage supply chain collaboration with greater speed and efficiency. "
target parent: Quebecor Inc.
target: Jobboom inc.
Jobboom is a Quebec leader in online recruitment and an expert in labour market intelligence. Its mission is to match the needs and aspirations of employers, jobseekers, students and freelancers, and to help its members achieve and exceed their objectives.
price ($mm)
$63
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/24/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Quebecor Inc., acquired Gestev Inc.

synopsis: Quebecor is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gestev, a dynamic sporting and cultural event management company that enjoys a high profile throughout the Québec City area. Since Gestev was founded, its events and festivals have helped catapult the Québec City region on to the international stage.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Quebecor is a communications company with operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and India. Its subsidiaries are engaged in commercial printing, cable services, newspapers, broadcasting, music, books, videos, business telecommunications, interactive marketing and Internet portals. "
target: Gestev Inc.
Gestev Inc. is an event management company specialized in management of sports and cultural events. Gestev develops and organizes distinctive events that stand out in Québec and internationally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/2/2010 via Market Wire

Quad/Graphics, acquired World Color Press, Inc.

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc. ("Quad/Graphics") is pleased to announce that its acquisition of World Color Press Inc. ("Worldcolor") is complete. The closing follows overwhelming approval by shareholders of both companies as well as final court approval.
buyer: Quad/Graphics (QUAD:$3,923.40)
Quad/Graphics is a leading printer of catalogs, magazines and other commercial products. Quad/Graphics provides services ranging from front-end design and photography through digital imaging, printing, finishing, and data-driven marketing solutions such as data optimization and analytics. "
target parent: Quebecor Inc.
target: World Color Press, Inc.
Worldcolor has been providing retailers, catalogers, publishers, branded-goods companies and other businesses with comprehensive, high quality marketing solutions that begin with their print programs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/7/2008 via Yahoo, Inc.

Sun Media Corporation, will acquire Today Daily News Inc.

synopsis: Sun Media Corporation and the Chinese-language daily newspaper, Today Daily News, have signed an agreement whereby Sun Media Corporation can purchase 50% interest in the Today Daily News subject to certain terms and conditions of closing.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: Sun Media Corporation
Sun Media Corporation is the second largest newspaper publishing company in Canada, publishing eight paid and seven free urban daily newspapers, nine paid community daily newspapers, and nearly 190 weekly newspapers, weekly shopping guides and agricultural and other specialty publications. "
target: Today Daily News Inc.
Today Daily News Inc. publishes Chinese language daily-newspaper in Canada. Today Daily News Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Scarborough, Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2007 via

Quebecor Inc., acquired Osprey Media Income Fund

synopsis: Osprey Media Income Fund's Board of Trustees late Thursday encouraged shareholders to accept a $414-million takeover offer by Quebecor Media.
buyer: Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.B:$3,145.06)
Quebecor is a communications company with operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and India. Its subsidiaries are engaged in commercial printing, cable services, newspapers, broadcasting, music, books, videos, business telecommunications, interactive marketing and Internet portals. "
target: Osprey Media Income Fund
Osprey Media Income Fund is one of Canada's leading publishers of daily and non-daily newspapers, magazines and specialty publications. Its publications include 20 daily newspapers and 34 non-daily newspapers together with shopping guides, magazines and other publications.
price ($mm)[EV]
$455 [$604]
rev ($mm)
$251
EBITDA ($mm)
$58
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
closed 5/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Sun Media Corporation, acquired Mirus Publishing

synopsis: Sun Media Corporation acquires Mirus Publishing, a publisher of community newspapers.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: Sun Media Corporation
Sun Media Corporation is the second largest newspaper publishing company in Canada, publishing eight paid and seven free urban daily newspapers, nine paid community daily newspapers, and nearly 190 weekly newspapers, weekly shopping guides and agricultural and other specialty publications. "
target: Mirus Publishing
Mirus Publishing produces two community newspapers: Devon Dispatch News & La Nouvelle Beaumont News.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
$829
EBITDA ($mm)
$197
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 12/14/2005 via BusinessWire

Quebecor Media, Inc., acquired Sogides Ltee.

synopsis: Quebecor Media Inc. is pleased to announce that it has closed its acquisition of Sogides ltee, the largest publishing and distribution group in Quebec. The company includes Editions de l'Homme, Le Jour, Utilis, Les Presses Libres and Groupe Ville-Marie Litterature, as well as a distribution subsidiary, Les Messageries A.D.P.
buyer parent: Quebecor Inc.
buyer: Quebecor Media, Inc.
Quebecor Media, a subsidiary of Quebecor Inc., is, through its subsidiary Videotron Ltee, is the largest cable operator in Quebec, a major Internet Service Provider and a provider of telephone services. It is also present in the business telecommunications sector. "
target: Sogides Ltee.
Sogides has a catalogue that includes 3,900 titles and launches many new titles and reprints every year. The company's specialities include do-it-yourself books, coffee table books, colour guides, cookbooks, popular psychology books, biographies, novels, poetry, essays, drama, agendas and calendars.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/2/2005 via BusinessWire

The Matlet Group LLC, purchased five commercial printing and packaging facilities from Quebecor World Inc.

synopsis: Quebecor World Inc. and the MATLET Group LLC, a newly formed entity, announced that the MATLET Group has completed the acquisition of five of Quebecor World's US facilities in a management buy-out. These facilities specialize in commercial printing and packaging as well as fulfilment and pre-media services.
buyer: The Matlet Group LLC
The Group produces premium catalogs, magazines, inserts, blister card and folding carton packaging, casual dining menus, annual reports and other collateral materials. "
seller parent: Quebecor Inc.
seller: Quebecor World Inc.
Worldcolor has been providing retailers, catalogers, publishers, branded-goods companies and other businesses with comprehensive, high quality marketing solutions that begin with their print programs.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2022 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Watchfire Signs

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm, is pleased to announce that one of its affiliates has completed the acquisition of Watchfire Signs. Watchfire Signs designs and engineers the best looking, most durable outdoor LED signs and digital billboards, which help businesses and organizations increase visibility and drive growth.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with over $47 billion of equity capital under management. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt and credit, lending, and biohealth. "
target parent: The Jordan Company
target: Watchfire Signs
Watchfire Signs designs and engineers the best looking, most durable outdoor LED signs and digital billboards, which help businesses and organizations increase visibility and drive growth.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2022 via BusinessWire

Xerox Corporation, acquired Go Inspire

synopsis: Xerox has acquired Go Inspire, a UK-based print and digital marketing and communication services provider that serves customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
buyer: Xerox Corporation (XRX:$6,996.00)
For more than 100 years, Xerox has continually redefined the workplace experience. From the office to industrial environments, Xerox's differentiated business solutions and financial services are designed to make every day work better its clients — no matter where that work is being done. "
target: Go Inspire
Go Inspire is a UK-based print and digital marketing and communication services provider that serves customers throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Nahan Printing, Inc., purchased Mail Division Assets from Intellus Marketing

synopsis: Nahan, a full-service, direct marketing and print solutions provider, announced it has acquired the mail division assets of Intellus Marketing, a direct marketing and printing company based out of Pennsylvania.
buyer: Nahan Printing, Inc.
Nahan is a full-service direct marketing and print solutions provider. Their portfolio of services includes strategy, creative, data, analytics, print production, mailing, logistics and fulfillment services. "
seller: Intellus Marketing
The acquisition includes the mail division assets of Intellus Marketing, a direct marketing and printing company based out of Pennsylvania. They are equipped with a high-speed direct mail production platform which enables high volume execution of direct mail campaigns.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allan G. Creel, acquired Fenske Media Corporation

synopsis: Print industry veteran Allan G. Creel is returning to the business with the acquisition of digital and marketing services provider Fenske Media. Established in 1957, Fenske delivers high-end, digital print and results-driven integrated media solutions to top buyers in the financial services, healthcare, and automotive arenas.
buyer: Allan G. Creel
Allan G. Creel was previously President of CREEL, a highly acclaimed, $120 million offset and digital print enterprise headquartered in Las Vegas. "
target: Fenske Media Corporation
Established in 1957, Fenske delivers high-end, digital print and results-driven integrated media solutions to top buyers in the financial services, healthcare, and automotive arenas.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Grossman Marketing Group, will acquire Symbol Marketing & Promotions

synopsis: Grossman Marketing Group, a promotional products and print company, has acquired Symbol Marketing & Promotions, a company that offers promotional products and branded apparel.
buyer: Grossman Marketing Group
Grossman Marketing Group is a promotional products and print company. Their products and services include full-service graphic design, a network of company-owned warehouses and production facilities, multi-media solutions, and a team building best-in-class e-commerce programs for their clients. "
target: Symbol Marketing & Promotions
Symbol Marketing & Promotions offers promotional products and branded apparel. They were founded in 2016 and are based in Manchester, New Hampshire.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

BR Printers, acquired Casa del Mar

synopsis: BR Printers, a leading provider of digital printing products and marketing services, has acquired Casa del Mar, a full service advertising specialty and promotional product agency. Casa del Mar specializes in custom embroidery and screen printed apparel. They also offer a full line of imprinted promotional products.
buyer: BR Printers
BR Printers is a leading provider of digital printing products and marketing services. BR Printers delivers innovative print solutions to help their customers operate more efficiently. They offer services for large format printing, direct mail printing, commercial printing, fulfillment, and more. "
target: Casa del Mar
Casa del Mar is a full service advertising specialty and promotional product agency. Casa del Mar specializes in custom embroidery and screen printed apparel. They also offer a full line of imprinted promotional products. Their products include apparel, masks, bags, drinkware, calendars, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

PFI Group, acquired Jasmine Limited

synopsis: The PFI Group (PFI Signs), one of Europe’s leading providers of signage and on-site branding products, has acquired Jasmine Ltd, a printing business in the UK that combines printing, marketing, and signs & displays. Jasmine provides print services for digital, litho, large format, and design. Their marketing services include design, PR and digital.
buyer: PFI Group
The PFI Group (PFI Signs) is one of Europe’s leading providers of signage and on-site branding products. PFI provides a one-stop solution for all their customer’s signage and print needs. The group offers services for bespoke fabrication, large format print, design, installation, and more. "
target: Jasmine Limited
Jasmine is a printing business in the UK that combines the best in printing, marketing, advertising, PR, digital design and signs & displays. Jasmine provides print services for digital, litho, large format, and design. Their marketing services include design, PR, and digital.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Kornit Digital Ltd., acquired Voxel8, Inc.

synopsis: Kornit Digital Ltd., a worldwide market leader in digital textile production technologies, announced the acquisition of all associated assets of Somerville, Massachusetts-based Voxel8. Voxel8 is revolutionizing the footwear and apparel industries by bringing digital design and manufacturing closer to the customer.
buyer: Kornit Digital Ltd. (KRNT:$277.47)
Kornit Digital Ltd. develops, designs, and markets digital printing solutions for the fashion, apparel, and home decor segments of printed textile industry. The company's solutions include digital printing systems, ink and other consumables, associated software, and value added services. "
target: Voxel8, Inc.
Voxel8 is revolutionizing the footwear and apparel industries by bringing digital design and manufacturing closer to the customer. Voxel8’s advanced additive manufacturing technology for textiles allows for digital fabrication of functional features with zonal control of material properties.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

TC Transcontinental, acquired BGI Retail Inc.

synopsis: TC Transcontinental, a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer, announced the acquisition of BGI Retail Inc., a full service in-store design and solution partner for retailers and global brands.
buyer: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,119.38)
TC Transcontinental is a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer. They are also a Canadian leader in its specialty media segments. Their mission has been to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. "
target: BGI Retail Inc.
BGI Retail Inc. is a full service in-store design and solution partner for retailers and global brands. BGI offers an integrated value proposition focused on in-house design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and management of retail solutions and brand-defining consumer experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Priority Architectural Graphics, acquired VKK Signmakers, Inc

synopsis: Priority Architectural Graphics, San Francisco’s leader in architectural graphics and signage, has acquired Redwood City based VKK Signmakers, a well-respected designer, manufacturer and installer of high-quality commercial signage for numerous successful Silicon Valley leaders including Intel, eBay, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Stanford University.
buyer: Priority Architectural Graphics
Founded in 1995, Priority Architectural Graphics is San Francisco’s leader in exterior and interior architectural signage and graphics. Priority Architectural Graphics streamlines the design, production and installation process for signage, saving construction companies valuable time and money. "
target: VKK Signmakers, Inc
Founded in 1989, VKK Signmakers has been a well-respected designer, manufacturer and installer of high-quality commercial signage for numerous successful Silicon Valley leaders including Gilead, Intel, eBay, PayPal, Adobe, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Stanford University, among others.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allegra Marketing & Print, will acquire The Sign Authority

synopsis: Carol Stream-based Allegra Marketing Print Mail has acquired The Sign Authority in Wheaton, bringing a comprehensive range of services under one roof. The Sign Authority in Wheaton, Illinois helps businesses find the signs that meet their needs and budget.
buyer parent: Allegra Network
buyer: Allegra Marketing & Print
Allegra Marketing & Print provides integrated direct marketing and digital printing solutions. It offers traditional and digital print, and wide format solutions; direct marketing, and mail and fulfillment services; and Web and graphic design, and creative services. "
target: The Sign Authority
The Sign Authority in Wheaton, Illinois helps businesses find the signs that meet their needs and budget. Their design team is here to help their customers market their businesses through all types of signage. They are a one-stop resource for professional, quality signs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2021 via PR Newswire

Betterware de Mexico, acquired GuruComm

synopsis: Betterware de México S.A.B. de C.V., the leading direct-to-consumer company in Mexico that focuses on the home organization and solutions segment with a two-tier distribution model, announced that it acquired 60% of GurúComm, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator and Communications Software developer.
buyer: Betterware de Mexico (BWMX:$351.86)
Betterware de Mexico are the leading Mexican company in wholesale home solutions. They bring harmony to Mexican homes with products and opportunities that solve the day-to-day lives of millions of people. "
target: GuruComm
GuruComm, based in Mexico, is the first smart phone line that records and transcribes calls, understands the conversations with their customer's clients, analyzes the topics and integrates functionalities so that they give a better service, make their team more productive and win more clients.
price ($mm)
$2.19*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Grossman Marketing Group, acquired PCI Creative Group

synopsis: Grossman Marketing Group, a promo products distributor, has acquired PCI Creative Group, a cross media marketing company. PCI Creative Group helps their clients to keep their costs low while maximizing their marketing budget. They offer services for web design, branding, email marketing, social media, printing, and more.
buyer: Grossman Marketing Group
Grossman Marketing Group is a promotional products and print company. Their products and services include full-service graphic design, a network of company-owned warehouses and production facilities, multi-media solutions, and a team building best-in-class e-commerce programs for their clients. "
target: PCI Creative Group
PCI Creative Group is a cross media marketing company. PCI Creative Group provides their clients with solutions that help keep their costs low while maximizing their marketing budget. They offer services for web design, branding, email marketing, social media, printing, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

DNI Corp, acquired Mailer's Choice, Inc.

synopsis: DNI Corp, a leading mail fulfillment and transactional communications solutions company, has acquired Mailer’s Choice, the oldest and largest privately held direct mail and fulfillment business in Middle Tennessee.
buyer: DNI Corp
DNI Corp is a leading mail fulfillment and transactional communications solutions company based in Nashville, TN. They offer services in direct mail, statements, bills, letters, transactional communications, electronic bill presentment, output communications, direct mail, and presort. "
target: Mailer's Choice, Inc.
Since 1979, Mailer's Choice, Inc. has provided Marketing Support Services including Direct Mail Production, Digital Printing, Transactional Documents and Kit Assembly for Fulfillment of product and literature for a variety of industries nationwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Smartech Business Systems Australia Pty, purchased Graphics Activities from Quadient SA

synopsis: Quadient, a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, announced the divestment of its Graphics activities in Australia and New Zealand to Smartech Business Systems Australia Pty, a recognized market leader in Business Mailing, Document Finishing Solutions and Business Automation.
buyer: Smartech Business Systems Australia Pty
Smartech Business Systems Australia Pty is a global technology provider, channel partner and recognized market leader in Business Mailing, Document Finishing Solutions and Business Automation. "
seller: Quadient SA (ENXTPA:NEO:$1,076.29)
The acquisition includes the Graphics activities in Australia and New Zealand from Quadient. Their Graphics activities include mail fulfillment, print finishing solutions, large format solutions, and more.
price ($mm)
$4.63
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Koozie Group, acquired IMAGEN Brands

synopsis: Koozie Group, one of the largest suppliers in the promotional products industry, has acquired IMAGEN Brands, an industry leader of imprinted products for corporate brands. IMAGEN Brands provides their customers with trend-savvy solutions which take advantage of the latest technologies. Their products include drinkware, coolers, bags and more.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Koozie Group
Koozie Group is one of the largest suppliers in the promotional products industry. Koozie Group offers the most comprehensive product assortment with the widest variety of decoration methods. Their products include apparel, bags, flashlights, magnets, housewares, mouse pads, and more. "
target: IMAGEN Brands
IMAGEN Brands is an industry leader of imprinted products for corporate brands. IMAGEN Brands provides their customers with trend-savvy solutions which take advantage of the latest technologies. Their products include drinkware, coolers, bags, umbrellas, key chains, calendars and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/23/2020 via PR Newswire

YouMail, Inc., acquired Thumbtel Ltd.

synopsis: YouMail announced that it has acquired Thumbtel, a provider of app-based, direct-to-consumer communication services. Founded in 2008 and located in the United Kingdom, Thumbtel provides the popular Hullomail visual voicemail app and the innovative Another Number phone number service for small business teams.
buyer: YouMail, Inc.
YouMail, Inc. provides security-first, cloud-based communication services for mobile phones. Their free app-based service uses sophisticated, patented and patent-pending technology to block robocalls and phishing messages so that users are protected from spam, identify theft, and corporate fraud. "
target: Thumbtel Ltd.
Thumbtel is a provider of app-based, direct-to-consumer communication services. Founded in 2008 and located in the United Kingdom, Thumbtel provides the popular Hullomail visual voicemail app and the innovative Another Number phone number service for small business teams.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Usio, Inc., acquired Information Management Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Usio, Inc., has acquired the assets of Information Management Solutions, LLC (IMS). IMS is an established provider of electronic bill presentment, document composition, document decomposition and printing and mailing services serving hundreds of customers.
buyer: Usio, Inc. (USIO:$30.24)
Usio, a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to software companies, merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers. The Company operates credit/debit, prepaid, ACH payment processing and Payment Facilitation platforms. "
target: Information Management Solutions, LLC
Information Management Solutions (IMS), based in San Antonio, Texas, since 1995, offers electronic bill presentment, document composition, digital document warehousing, printing and mailing services for both variable and static print content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2020 via BusinessWire

Atlas Holdings, LLC, acquired LSC Communications

synopsis: Atlas Holdings announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of LSC Communications, Inc., a North American leader in print and digital media solutions. LSC is the largest producer of books in the United States and a leading manufacturer and distributor of magazines, catalogs and office products.
buyer: Atlas Holdings, LLC
Atlas Holdings operates in sectors such as aluminum processing, automotive, building materials, capital equipment, construction services, food manufacturing and distribution, packaging, paper, power generation, printing, pulp, supply chain management and wood products. "
target: LSC Communications (LKSD:$3,886.00)
LSC Communications is a global leader in print and digital media solutions. Its traditional and digital print-related services and office products serve the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers around the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

bakergoodchild, acquired Send DM

synopsis: bakergoodchild, a leading UK Mailing House based in central Birmingham, has acquired Walsall-based direct mail, print and fulfilment company Send DM. Send DM offers direct mail services for companies and marketing departments who are looking for flawless execution of data driven mailed marketing campaigns.
buyer: bakergoodchild
bakergoodchild is a leading UK Mailing House based in central Birmingham. They are experts in the fields of direct mail, print and postage. "
target: Send DM
Send DM offers direct mail services for companies and marketing departments who are looking for flawless execution of data driven mailed marketing campaigns.
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$5,301.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$912.00
EBIT ($mm)
$606.00
Net Income ($mm)
$304.00
Employees
5900
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Ticker: TSE:7860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Avex Group Holdings Inc. is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. Their subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. operates as a music recording company which also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,411.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.83
EBIT ($mm)
$142.73
Net Income ($mm)
$74.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:7844
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous, Inc.
Marvelous Inc, provides Online game planning, production and sales of home video game software in the planning, development, production and sales planning, development and operation of amusement housing planning, production, and sale of music and video content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$213.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.71
EBIT ($mm)
$35.66
Net Income ($mm)
$17.60
Employees
451
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A122870
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YG Family
YG Family
YG Family has been at the forefront of the popularization of hip-hop music in Korea. From its inception, YG Entertainment has been the birthplace of some of Korea’s most popular artists, from YG’s earlier artists such as JINUSEAN and 1TYM, to the immensely successful current acts, BIGBANG and 2NE1.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$311.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$39.60
EBIT ($mm)
$32.61
Net Income ($mm)
$16.54
Employees
158
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A041510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
S.M. Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
247
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Ticker: CMCSA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is a video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$108,991.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$31,857.00
EBIT ($mm)
$18,540.00
Net Income ($mm)
$12,466.00
Employees
168000
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Ticker: LBTYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liberty Global plc
Liberty Global plc
Liberty Global plc is the world’s largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries. Liberty Global connects people to the digital world and enables them to discover and experience its endless possibilities.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$18,351.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$8,417.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,607.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
37000
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Ticker: TSE:7911
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
With the foundation of its printing technologies, in addition to the three business fields of Information & Networks, Living Environment, and Electronics, Toppan contributes to solutions for social issues by undertaking business in the fields of Personal Service,
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13,066.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,011.90
EBIT ($mm)
$470.30
Net Income ($mm)
$380.15
Employees
51210
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Ticker: JSE:MTN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MTN Group
MTN Group Limited entered the telecommunications scene at the dawn of South Africa’s democracy, in 1994. They offer an integrated suite of communications products and services, including traditional mobile voice and data, digital and mobile financial services as well as enterprise services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$9,278.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,431.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.24
Net Income ($mm)
$236.62
Employees
17054
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Ticker: RRD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,413.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$388.80
EBIT ($mm)
$246.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
39500
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Ticker: TSE:3738
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
T-Gaia Corporation
T-Gaia Corporation
Based in Japan, T-Gaia Corporation sells and distributes mobile phones and also provide terminals and communication lines, as well as tools for resolve issues that are useful for management and operation.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,885.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.75
EBIT ($mm)
$142.61
Net Income ($mm)
$128.34
Employees
3884
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Ticker: QUAD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quad/Graphics
Quad/Graphics
Quad/Graphics is a leading global printer and media channel integrator that helps marketers and publishers capitalize on print’s ability to complement and connect with other media channels. They provide a range of print solutions, media solutions and logistics services from multiple locations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,923.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$353.20
EBIT ($mm)
$130.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20600
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Ticker: TSX:QBR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc., a Canadian leader in telecommunications, news media, entertainment and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Their subsidiaries are engaged in broadcasting, publishing, music retailing, game development, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,145.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,194.34
EBIT ($mm)
$707.05
Net Income ($mm)
$253.34
Employees
10158
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Ticker: ENXTBR:AGFB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agfa Group
Agfa is a Belgian-German multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, and distributes analogue and digital imaging products and systems, as well as IT solutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,012.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.08
EBIT ($mm)
$155.36
Net Income ($mm)
$45.62
Employees
9840
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Ticker: GHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company
Graham Holdings Company is a diversified education and media company whose operations include educational services; television broadcasting; online, print and local TV news; home health and hospice care; and manufacturing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,857.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$413.40
EBIT ($mm)
$302.95
Net Income ($mm)
$238.66
Employees
14297
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Ticker: CMPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cimpress N.V.
Cimpress N.V.
Cimpress is the world leader in mass customization. The company empowers people to make an impression through individually meaningful, personalized physical products. Cimpress makes customized print, signage, apparel, gifts, packaging and other products accessible and affordable to everyone.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,481.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$297.54
EBIT ($mm)
$170.35
Net Income ($mm)
$83.36
Employees
12000
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Ticker: TSX:TCL.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TC Transcontinental
TC Transcontinental
TC Transcontinental creates marketing products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. The Corporation is the largest printer in Canada and the third-largest in North America.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$2,119.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$323.15
EBIT ($mm)
$175.88
Net Income ($mm)
$94.82
Employees
8000
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Ticker: TSX:CGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cogeco, Inc.
Cogeco, Inc.
Cogeco Inc. is a diversified holding corporation which operates in the communications and media sectors. Through its Cogeco Cable Inc. subsidiary, Cogeco provides its residential and business customers with video, Internet and telephony services through its two-way broadband fibre networks.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,968.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$863.64
EBIT ($mm)
$441.72
Net Income ($mm)
$91.38
Employees
5199
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Ticker: CVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cenveo, Inc.
Cenveo, Inc.
Cenveo, Inc., headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, is a leading global provider of print and related resources, offering world-class solutions in the areas of envelopes, custom labels, specialty packaging, commercial print, publisher solutions and business documents.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,797.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.72
EBIT ($mm)
$140.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MATW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matthews International
Matthews International Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a designer, manufacturer and marketer principally of memorialization products and brand solutions. Memorialization products consist primarily of bronze and granite memorials, caskets and cremation equipment.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,475.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.73
EBIT ($mm)
$123.84
Net Income ($mm)
$71.22
Employees
10300
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