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announced 3/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wasserman, will purchase Music Division from Paradigm Talent Agency

synopsis: Talent agency Paradigm is selling its music division in the US to LA-based sports marketing and talent management firm Wasserman. Paradigm Talent Agency provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators.
buyer: Wasserman
Wasserman is a global sports, entertainment, marketing and management company with expertise in media rights, sponsorships, brand consulting, athlete management, digital, creative and multicultural marketing. "
seller: Paradigm Talent Agency
The acquisition includes the music division of Paradigm Talent Agency, which provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators in television, live music, motion pictures, theatre, comedy, voiceover, digital, book publishing, and brand partnerships.
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announced 8/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., will acquire The Agency Group LTD

synopsis: United Talent Agency is in advanced negotiations to acquire The Agency Group, a talent booking agency. The Agency Group's roster of about 2,000 clients includes the Black Keys, Deep Purple, Guns N' Roses, Muse, Paramore, Nickelback, Bullet for My Valentine, The Kills, Gotye,Tegan and Sara, Merle Haggard and many others.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency, Inc .is a talent and literary agency. It represents actors, filmmakers, screenwriters, television writers, producers, authors, recording artists, and pop culture icons in various entertainment areas. "
target: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Agency Group LTD, acquired Bond Music Group LLC

synopsis: The Agency Group has acquired Bond Music Group - an independent boutique agency solely devoted to electronic music bands and DJs. With over a decade of experience in the electronic music space, Bond Music Group CEO Kristopher Krajewski started the agency in 2009 with 13 artists. It has since grown to 115 electronic DJs and live acts.
buyer: The Agency Group LTD
The Agency Group is the world’s leading independent talent booking agency. They represent a roster of over 2,000 musicians, speakers, authors and chefs, The Agency Group is responsible for driving the successful careers of many of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. "
target: Bond Music Group LLC
Bond Music Group is an independent agency for independent artists. Their mission is to support cutting-edge artists through performance, touring and creating value added opportunities to connect artists with fans.
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closed 9/11/2014 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Plus Talent

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other world-class festivals, announced its acquisition of Plus Talent, a leading talent agency, promoter and producer of events in Brazil.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture and other festivals. SFX provides electronic music fans with the best possible live experiences, music discovery, media and digital connectivity. "
target: Plus Talent
Plus Talent, founded 20 years ago by Luiz Eurico Klotz, Edo Van Duyn and Silvio Conchon, represents DJs and producers, books talent, and produces events and tours across the country. Plus Talent promotes Tomorrowland Brazil and other leading franchises, such as Armin Only and I Am Hardwell.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited from the Cutting Edge Group. CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target parent: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
target: Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited
Established in 2009, CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. CORD’s services include music strategy, supervision, composition, sonic branding and talent management. Established in 2015, Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
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closed 4/7/2014 via Company Press Release

SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired TMWRK Management

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc., the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals, announced the acquisition of TMWRK Management, one of the leading management and DJ-, producer- and artist-representation companies in electronic music.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment, Inc. is the largest global producer of live events and digital entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC) and other world-class festivals. "
target: TMWRK Management
TMWRK Management is one of the leading management and DJ-, producer- and artist-representation companies in electronic music. TMWRK is renowned as a leader in creative artist marketing.
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closed 4/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

K2 Agency Limited, acquired Eccentric Gent Organisation Ltd.

synopsis: K2 Agency, a leading music booking agency in the UK, has acquired Eccentric Gent Organisation (EGO), a music booking agency in the UK. EGO communicates between all parties involved with an artist's career to realize the artist's full potential. EGO's roster of artists includes Fear Factory, HIM, Meshuggah, and more.
buyer: K2 Agency Limited
Founded in 2002, K2 Agency is a leading music booking agency in the UK. The agency represents artists such as Alter Bridge, Ghost, Gojira, Iron Maiden, Mastodon, Metallica, Slayer, Anthras, and more. "
target: Eccentric Gent Organisation Ltd.
Eccentric Gent Organisation (EGO) is a music booking agency in the UK. EGO communicates between all parties involved with an artist's career to realize the artist's full potential. EGO's roster of artists includes Fear Factory, HIM, Meshuggah, and more.
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closed 11/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ole, acquired Anthem Entertainment Group Inc.

synopsis: ole, a music publishing and rights management company, has made the acquisition of Anthem Entertainment. Anthem Entertainment (Anthem Records and SRO Management) is a longtime CIMA member, and the label home of artists like Rush, The Tea Party, Big Wreck and Ian Thornley.
buyer: Ole
ole is Majorly Indie. That means that although they are the world’s fastest growing rights management company, with the infrastructure and reach of a Major, Ole continues to deliver the personal touch, speed, creativity and caring of an indie. "
target: Anthem Entertainment Group Inc.
Anthem Entertainment Group Inc. includes SRO Management, an artist management company, and Anthem, a record label. Anthem Records, based in Toronto, has been the stable of Rush and a host of other Canadian artists for nearly four decades.
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closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lucky Entertainment Pty. Ltd., acquired Revelry Entertainment Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Lucky Entertainment, the boutique artist management brand backing everyone from DJ Tigerlily to Will Sparks and even DCUP have made an acquisition of Australian talent agency Revelry Entertainment. Revelry Agency manages the careers of local DJs and producers Jordan Burns, Noy, Yvng Japaleno and Jordan James.
buyer: Lucky Entertainment Pty. Ltd.
Lucky Entertainment is a boutique artist management brand backing everyone from DJ Tigerlily to Will Sparks. It is based in Melbourne, Australia. "
target: Revelry Entertainment Pty Ltd.
Revelry Entertainment Pty Ltd. provides marketing services and promotional campaigns for entertainment industry. It also provides Event Programming and Sound/AV/Staging services. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Paradigm Talent Agency, acquired The Windish Agency, LLC

synopsis: Paradigm, a company that operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers, has acquired The Windish Agency, an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
buyer: Paradigm Talent Agency
Lucy Stille & Associates, Inc., doing business as Paradigm Talent Agency, operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers. "
target: The Windish Agency, LLC
The Windish Agency is an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Los Angeles Times

ICM Partners, acquired Primary Talent International

synopsis: ICM Partners, one of the world’s leading talent agencies, has acquired Primary Talent International, an international live music booking agency. Primary Talent International offers a roster of contemporary live bands, artists and DJs that cover a wide spectrum of musical styles and nationalities.
buyer: ICM Partners
ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. "
target: Primary Talent International
Primary Talent International is an international live music booking agency. Primary Talent International offers a roster of contemporary live bands, artists and DJs that cover a wide spectrum of musical styles and nationalities. Their roster includes Agar Agar, Day Wave, Fredo, Red Axes and more.
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closed 4/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Circle Talent Agency

synopsis: United Talent Agency, one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, has acquired Circle Talent Agency, a leading electronic dance music agency. Circle Talent Agency represents artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and many more electronic artists across a multitude of sub-genres.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency is one of the entertainment industry's premier talent and literary agencies, representing many of the world's most widely-known figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment, including motion pictures, television, books, music, digital media and live entertainment."
target: Circle Talent Agency
Circle Talent Agency is a leading electronic dance music agency. As one of the leading boutique agencies in dance music, Circle Talent Agency represents artists like Marshmello, Kaskade, Excision, Illenium, and many more electronic artists across a multitude of sub-genres.
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closed 4/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Artist Voice Pty Ltd.

synopsis: WME-IMG has acquired Artist Voice, a company that provides booking services for Australian and international live music. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion and media operating in more than 25 countries around the world. IMG’s businesses include Events & Media, College, Golf, Tennis, Performance and IMG Academy, Fashion, Models, Clients, Consulting, Licensing, Joint Ventures, and more. "
target: Artist Voice Pty Ltd.
Artist Voice Pty Ltd. provides booking services for Australian and international live music. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
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announced 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd., a professional manufacturer of electro-acoustic components and assemblies as well as a provider of complete electro-acoustic solutions, is acquiring Yuehua Entertainment, a privately held multinational entertainment group and talent agency based in Beijing.
buyer: Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd (SZSE:002655:$102.77)
Shandong Gettop Acoustic Co., Ltd., established in 2001, is a professional manufacturer of electro-acoustic components and assemblies as well as a provider of complete electro-acoustic solutions. "
target: YueHua Entertainment Co. Ltd.
Yuehua Entertainment is a privately held multinational entertainment group and talent agency based in Beijing. Yuehua is involved in television production and distribution, movie production, artist management and training, music and music video production and entertainment marketing.
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closed 1/22/2014 via New York Times

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired N.S. Bienstock, Inc.

synopsis: N. S. Bienstock has become a unit of the United Talent Agency. N.S. Bienstock, Inc. offers television talent acquisition agency services in Broadcast News, Reality Based Programming/Syndication, Program Development, Co-Production & Distribution, Radio, News Media, Entertainment Executive Representation, Book Publishing and Licensing and Branding.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
United Talent Agency, Inc. operates as a talent and literary agency. It represents actors, filmmakers, screenwriters, television writers, producers, authors, recording artists, and pop culture icons in various entertainment areas. "
target: N.S. Bienstock, Inc.
N.S. Bienstock, Inc. offers television talent acquisition agency services in Broadcast News, Reality Based Programming/Syndication, Program Development, Co-Production & Distribution, Radio, News Media, Entertainment Executive Representation, Book Publishing and Licensing and Branding.
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announced 3/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wasserman, will purchase Music Division from Paradigm Talent Agency

synopsis: Talent agency Paradigm is selling its music division in the US to LA-based sports marketing and talent management firm Wasserman. Paradigm Talent Agency provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators.
buyer: Wasserman
Wasserman is a global sports, entertainment, marketing and management company with expertise in media rights, sponsorships, brand consulting, athlete management, digital, creative and multicultural marketing. "
seller: Paradigm Talent Agency
The acquisition includes the music division of Paradigm Talent Agency, which provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators in television, live music, motion pictures, theatre, comedy, voiceover, digital, book publishing, and brand partnerships.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

Paradigm Talent Agency, acquired The Windish Agency, LLC

synopsis: Paradigm, a company that operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers, has acquired The Windish Agency, an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
buyer: Paradigm Talent Agency
Lucy Stille & Associates, Inc., doing business as Paradigm Talent Agency, operates as an entertainment talent agency that guides the careers of actors, musical artists, directors, writers, and producers. "
target: The Windish Agency, LLC
The Windish Agency is an independent booking agency devoted to the artistic development and vision of its incredibly talented roster of musicians, bands and DJs.
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announced 3/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wasserman, will purchase Music Division from Paradigm Talent Agency

synopsis: Talent agency Paradigm is selling its music division in the US to LA-based sports marketing and talent management firm Wasserman. Paradigm Talent Agency provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators.
buyer: Wasserman
Wasserman is a global sports, entertainment, marketing and management company with expertise in media rights, sponsorships, brand consulting, athlete management, digital, creative and multicultural marketing. "
seller: Paradigm Talent Agency
The acquisition includes the music division of Paradigm Talent Agency, which provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators in television, live music, motion pictures, theatre, comedy, voiceover, digital, book publishing, and brand partnerships.
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closed 6/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wasserman, acquired Acme World Sports

synopsis: Wasserman, a global sports, entertainment, marketing and management company, has acquired Acme World Sports, giving Wasserman hockey one of the largest stables of pro hockey stars in the world. Acme, which was established in 1995, represents ice hockey stars across North America and Europe, including National Hockey League (NHL) players.
buyer: Wasserman
Wasserman is a global sports, entertainment, marketing and management company with expertise in media rights, sponsorships, brand consulting, athlete management, digital, creative and multicultural marketing. "
target: Acme World Sports
Acme, which was established in 1995, represents ice hockey stars across North America and Europe, including National Hockey League (NHL) players. They offer management services including legal and business management for professional athletes.
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closed 8/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Wasserman Media Group, LLC, acquired Greg Norman Production Company

synopsis: Wasserman Media Group, a leading global sports, entertainment and lifestyle company, has acquired the Greg Norman Production Company (GNPC) from the legendary golfer. GNPC is one of the golf industry’s foremost event management firms overseeing several of the sport’s marquee tournaments.
buyer: Wasserman Media Group, LLC
Wasserman Media Group is a global sports, entertainment, marketing and management company with expertise in media rights, sponsorships, brand consulting, athlete management, digital, creative and multicultural marketing. "
target parent: Great White Shark Enterprises
target: Greg Norman Production Company
The Greg Norman Production Company, a subsidiary of Great White Shark Enterprises, is devoted to event management and sports marketing.
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closed 7/15/2013 via Company Press Release

Wasserman Media Group, LLC, acquired Ignite Europe Limited

synopsis: Ignite has joined global sports and entertainment specialist Wasserman Media Group. Since launching in 2002, Ignite has provided brand experiences for clients such as the NFL, Tesco and Vodafone and produced more than 10,000 event activations in more than 50 countries, pioneering the fusion of live events with digital and social media.
buyer: Wasserman Media Group, LLC
Wasserman Media Goup is a global sports and entertainment marketing company with leadership positions in athlete management, property representation, consulting and digital content. "
target: Ignite Europe Limited
Ignite pioneered the fusion of live events with digital and social media. It has provided brand experiences for clients and produced more than 10,000 event activations, pioneering the fusion of live events with digital and social media.
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closed 4/5/2009 via

Sportnet, acquired GrindTV.com

synopsis: GrindTV and Sportnet have announced plans to combine the web's two top action sports properties into one dominant digital action sports network collectively reaching over ten million monthly visitors. The company will operate as Sportnet, and will provide exclusive content, robust community features and a suite of online utilities.
buyer parent: Wasserman Media Group, LLC
buyer: Sportnet
Featuring the best in immersive sports coverage, Sportnet is a growing network of industry-leading sport sites that cover Action Sports, Olympic Sports and more. Sportnet produces custom content across multiple categories while also obtaining exclusive digital rights to their premium live events. "
target parent: SoftBank Capital
target: GrindTV.com
GrindTV is a leading online destination for fans of action and adrenaline sports. The company provides compelling lifestyle content, community tools and sport-specific utilities that enhance the enthusiast experience in the real world.
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announced 3/18/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wasserman, will purchase Music Division from Paradigm Talent Agency

synopsis: Talent agency Paradigm is selling its music division in the US to LA-based sports marketing and talent management firm Wasserman. Paradigm Talent Agency provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators.
buyer: Wasserman
Wasserman is a global sports, entertainment, marketing and management company with expertise in media rights, sponsorships, brand consulting, athlete management, digital, creative and multicultural marketing. "
seller: Paradigm Talent Agency
The acquisition includes the music division of Paradigm Talent Agency, which provides global representation to a diverse and dynamic roster of artists and content creators in television, live music, motion pictures, theatre, comedy, voiceover, digital, book publishing, and brand partnerships.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Two Circles Limited, acquired TRM Partners

synopsis: Two Circles has acquired TRM Partners, the world’s leading independent sports rights-sales business. Since 2014, TRM has been responsible for $700m in deals for sports properties including the NFL, UEFA, ICC, Chelsea FC and AC Milan.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a sports marketing agency that uses data to help over 100 of the world’s leading sports organizations grow direct relationships with sports and fans to drive business growth. "
target: TRM Partners
London-based TRM, whose official name is HTH Associates Ltd., works with leagues, teams and other asset owners to sell sponsorships in sports that include men’s and women’s European soccer, international cricket and rugby, and Formula E electric-auto racing.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Lagardère, the France-based media powerhouse, has announced plans to sell 75% of the Lagardère Sports agency to H.I.G. Capital. Lagardère Sports' key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with over $25 billion of equity capital under management. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Lagardère Sports and Entertainment
Lagardère Sports and Entertainment is a leading Sports and Entertainment agency. Their key activities include marketing rights management, event production, venue consulting and operations, content production and media rights management, athlete management and brand consulting.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Bruin Sports Capital, acquired Two Circles Limited

synopsis: Bruin Sports Capital has announced a deal with WPP to acquire Two Circles, the award-winning consumer data analytics, sports marketing, and technology practice.
buyer: Bruin Sports Capital
After a quarter-century as a successful sports business executive, George Pyne established Bruin Sports Capital to acquire, build and invest in media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle companies. Bruin Sports Capital is quickly building impressive global platform businesses. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a sports marketing agency that uses data to help over 100 of the world’s leading sports organizations grow direct relationships with sports and fans to drive business growth.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

LiveSport s.r.o., acquired Pragosport

synopsis: Livesport, a sports information company, has acquired Pragosport, a company that specializes in the acquisition and dissemination of media rights (such as TV, internet and mobile rights, internet streaming rights for betting, etc). Both companies are based in the Czech Republic.
buyer: LiveSport s.r.o.
With more than 60 websites and mobile applications, Livesport brings the fastest sports information and scores from more than 35 sports to 85 million people worldwide. They are based in Prague, Czech Republic. "
target: Pragosport
Pragosport a.s. specializes in the acquisition and dissemination of media rights (such as TV, internet and mobile rights, internet streaming rights for betting, etc). They also specialize in marketing and use of media rights for various sponsorship projects. They are based in Prague, Czech Republic.
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announced 1/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Media Management, Inc., will acquire Sponsorship Science

synopsis: Media Management, Inc. (“MMi”) announces the acquisition of Sponsorship Science, serves both sports properties and sponsoring corporations. For sports properties Sponsorship Science support partnership development through the provision of facts, research, and consulting.
buyer: Media Management, Inc.
Media Management, Inc. ("MMi") provides media auditing services. MMi’s media auditing practice is powered by the firms patented media audit software, Circle Audit. "
target: Sponsorship Science
Sponsorship Science serves both sports properties and sponsoring corporations. For sports properties Sponsorship Science support partnership development through the provision of facts and research. For sponsoring corporations they provide measured media services, business and more.
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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Crea Holdings, will acquire Tlarock Entertainment Inc.

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

QMS Media Limited, will acquire TLA Worldwide Plc

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

Topnotch Management, acquired MLC Sport

synopsis: Sports management company Topnotch Management announced the acquisition of boutique sports marketing agency, MLC Sport. MLC Sport provides representation for athletes around the world through financial advise, commercial endorsements, contract negotiations and more.
buyer: Topnotch Management
Topnotch Management is a boutique sports representation agency that maintains a selective roster of the world's most marketable athletes. They specialize in world-class representation, service and event management in the tennis, golf and soccer industries. "
target: MLC Sport
MLC Sport is a boutique sports marketing agency. Representing premier talent across the soccer world, they provide Financial advise, commercial endorsements, contract negotiations, lifestyle assistance and media presence for athletes across the globe to help them realize their true potential.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd., acquired Playmonks

synopsis: Silly Monks, a digital media entertainment firm in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Playmonks, a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management.
buyer: Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd. (NSEI:SILLYMONKS:$1.71)
Silly Monks is a digital media entertainment firm in India. Silly Monks creates interesting and innovative content, including videos, music, and movie based entertainment. Silly Monks is also one of the largest YouTube multi channel networks in India. "
target: Playmonks
Playmonks is a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management. The company has successfully organized various major sports events across India.
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closed 8/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

rEvolution, acquired Revolution Sports Marketing Group

synopsis: rEvolution, the Chicago-based global sports marketing agency, said it has acquired London-based sports marketing agency Revolution Sports Marketing Group.  Revolution Sports Marketing Group is an international full service sports marketing agency, providing sponsorship consulting & activation, sports, business and lifestyle PR and event management.
buyer: rEvolution
rEvolution delivers the industry’s best sports marketing and media services to brands for the purpose of strengthening customer relationships. They believe in "Communication Through Sport."​ "
target: Revolution Sports Marketing Group
Revolution Sports Marketing Group is an international full service sports marketing agency, providing sponsorship consulting & activation, sports, business and lifestyle PR and event management.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Momentum Sports has merged with Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China), a world-class media and entertainment platform. Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Momentum Sports has provided professional and prospective consulting services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, BMW, and more.
buyer parent: Creative Artists Agency
buyer: Creative Artists Agency China
Creative Artists Agency China (CAA China) is a world-class media and entertainment platform. The company focuses on talent representation, media finance, brand consulting, and entertainment marketing. "
target: Momentum Sports Cultural Development (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Momentum Sports is a leading marketing, brand consultation, and athlete rep company in China. Focused on traditional sports, eSports and crossover entertainment, Momentum Sports has provided their services to leading brands such as vivo, Mengniu, Home Credit, BMW, Logitech and Nike.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Endeavor, LLC, acquired Clifford French

synopsis: Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports, and fashion marketing agency, has acquired UK-based sport and entertainment communications agency Clifford French. Clifford French is a PR agency that delivers campaigns through sponsorship activation, talent and influencer marketing, digital and creative earned media news generation.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor, LLC
Endeavor is a global leader in entertainment, sports and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media production, sales and distribution; and event management. "
target: Clifford French
Based in the UK, Clifford French is a sport and entertainment communications agency. They are a PR agency that delivers campaigns through sponsorship activation, talent and influencer marketing, digital and creative earned media news generation.
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closed 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

JMS United Inc., acquired MPandC Inc.

synopsis: MPandC Inc., a comprehensive management company for sports business, has been acquired by JMS United Inc., a multimedia company that primarily works with call center businesses and promotional work. MPandC provides sports consulting and works with active athletes.
buyer: JMS United Inc.
Based in Japan, JMS United Inc. provides comprehensive business solutions that is mainly involved in call center business and sales and promotion work. Some smaller industries that they are involved with are human resources and entertainment sound services. "
target parent: Mediaflag Inc
target: MPandC Inc.
Based in Japan, MPandC Inc. is a comprehensive management company for sports business. They provide consulting and support in the business aspect of sports with their extensive experience and network. They also host events to encourage and educate students about sports.
price ($mm)
$0.73*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
22.4x
closed 5/16/2018 via PR Web

Equestrian Marketing merged with Mixed Digital,

synopsis: Mixed Digital LLC—whose suite of services includes brand development, search marketing, social media management, web design, video production and more—merged with Equestrian Marketing, LLC, a New York City boutique agency specializing in sports marketing and management.
buyer: Mixed Digital
Mixed Digital is a full-service digital marketing agency. Their strategy involves a consultative approach to digital marketing. By taking a client’s budget and unique goals, they aim to propose just the right mix of digital solutions to achieve optimal results. "
target: Equestrian Marketing
Equestrian Marketing is a boutique agency that expertly handles market research, branding, content development, design, and distribution. Their team of experts help athletes and businesses in the professional sports industry to develop and deliver a strong brand position and launch strategy.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired T Burns Sports Group, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, an industry-leading engagement marketing company, has acquired T Burns Sports Group, LLC (TBSG), a sports marketing and communications company. TSBG helps clients solve their most complex brand challenges—whether it’s maximizing a sponsorship, humanizing an inspirational movement, or helping cities achieve their greatest dreams.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop is an industry-leading engagement marketing company focusing on passion points to create authentic connections between brands and consumers. The agency uses its access to sports, entertainment and lifestyle verticals to amplify their strategic, creative solutions. "
target: T Burns Sports Group, LLC
T Burns Sports Group, LLC (TBSG) is a sports marketing and communications company. TSBG helps clients solve their most complex brand challenges—whether it’s maximizing a sponsorship, humanizing an inspirational movement, or helping cities and nations achieve their greatest dreams.
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closed 12/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Distinguished LLC, acquired American Hole 'N One, Inc.

synopsis: Distinguished LLC, a group of entrepreneurial businesses serving the insurance industry, announces it has acquired American Hole ‘n One (AHNO), the world’s largest hole-in-one and event promotions company.
buyer: Distinguished LLC
Distinguished LLC is a group of entrepreneurial businesses serving the insurance industry. The businesses include: Distinguished Programs, Resource Pro, Distinguished Re (formally Saranac), and Certus Claims. "
target: American Hole 'N One, Inc.
American Hole ‘n One (AHNO) is a global hole-in-one and event promotions company. AHNO, based in Buford, GA, provides Industry leading signage, exciting bonus prizes and tournament contests.
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closed 11/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hanover Group, acquired Bell Pottinger Middle East

synopsis: Hanover has acquired Bell Pottinger Middle East. Based in the UAE, Bell Pottinger Middle East is the leading strategic communications consultancy in the Middle East. It offers financial communications, investor relations, public affairs and change and internal communications. It also offers sports marketing and opinion research services.
buyer: Hanover Group
Based in the UK, Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation. They adopt an integrated approach that connects the dots across channels, audiences and issues. "
target: Bell Pottinger Middle East
Based in the UAE, Bell Pottinger Middle East is the leading strategic communications consultancy in the Middle East. It offers financial communications, investor relations, public affairs and change and internal communications. It also offers sports marketing and opinion research services.
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closed 7/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Motorsport.com, acquired sport media group GmbH

synopsis: _wige MEDIA AG signed agreements on the sale of its 51% stake in the Munich-based sport media group GmbH to Motorsport Network, LLC, Miami (Florida). With Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de, sport media group GmbH is the market leader for motorsport portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target parent: Wige Media AG
target: sport media group GmbH
With Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de, sport media group GmbH is the market leader for motorsport portals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Motorsport-Total.com and Formel1.de have achieved some 22 million and 20 million page impressions a month respectively.
price ($mm)
$2.89*
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closed 6/28/2017 via Company Press Release

M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, acquired Levergy

synopsis: M&C Saatchi PLC has announced a majority stake acquisition of South African sports and entertainment agency Levergy. Levergy are to become the offering in Africa of M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, furthering their existing network in London, Berlin, Sydney, New York and the most recently launched office in Los Angeles.
buyer parent: M&C Saatchi plc
buyer: M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment
M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is a sport sponsorship and entertainment pr agency. They have very specialist knowledge in the worlds of sponsorship strategy and activation, experiential, Sport PR, entertainment PR, content creation and social media. "
target: Levergy
Levergy, founded by Clint Paterson and Struan Campbell in September 2012, is a South African sports and entertainment agency. They’re an independent communications agency with a core focus on Sponsorship, Digital, PR, Activations & Insights.
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
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Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
$89.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.47
EBIT ($mm)
$30.19
Net Income ($mm)
$18.08
Employees
254
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Amuse Group
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rev ($mm)
$315.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$33.64
EBIT ($mm)
$31.64
Net Income ($mm)
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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)
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247
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Wilhelmina International, Inc.
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rev ($mm)
$75.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.31
EBIT ($mm)
$2.43
Net Income ($mm)
$3.63
Employees
92
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
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rev ($mm)
$13,171.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,956.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$945.40
Employees
64100
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Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
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rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
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rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$1,252.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.16
EBIT ($mm)
$98.26
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5647
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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