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closed 11/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Turopium Sports and Entertainment, acquired GG Talent Group

synopsis: Turopium, the global sports and entertainment management agency, has acquired GG Talent Group, a talent management business focused on content creators. GG Talent provides personalized talent management services for Twitch, YouTube, and Instagram creators. The company elevates creators through sustainable growth strategies and brand partnerships.
buyer parent: Kairos Media
buyer: Turopium Sports and Entertainment
Turopium Sports and Entertainment, based in London, is an e-sports management, marketing and advertising agency, that works with e-sports leagues, athletes, and companies. They can help athletes with Negotiations, legal advice, career development, marketing, merchandising, and more. "
target: GG Talent Group
GG Talent Group is a talent management business focused on content creators. GG Talent provides personalized talent management services for top Twitch, YouTube, and Instagram creators. The company elevates creators through sustainable growth strategies and brand partnerships.
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closed 3/9/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ReKTGlobal, acquired TalentX Entertainment

synopsis: ReKTGlobal, the leading media entertainment company reaching GenZ through esports, influencers and social media, announced its acquisition of TalentX Entertainment, the premier social media monetization and talent development company.
buyer: ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal is a media entertainment company that uses esports, influencers, and social media to help brands reach the GenZ audience through marketing agency and talent management services, and its championship-winning esports teams, Rogue and the London Royal Ravens. "
target: TalentX Entertainment
TalentX Entertainment was launched in 2019 as the premier social media monetization and talent development company. It is the company that every creator in the digital space wants to be a part of – from TikTokers and YouTubers to Twitch streamers and more.
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closed 6/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ZRG Partners, acquired Sucherman Group

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

Wasserman, will purchase Music Division from Paradigm Talent Agency

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

Avalon Entertainment Limited, acquired The Agency (London) Limited

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

W2O Group, acquired starpower LLC

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

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired Be Social

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company, has acquired Be Social, a Los Angeles-based digital communications agency and one of the first agencies with a hyper focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. They provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music and hospitality industries. "
target: Be Social
Be Social is a Los Angeles-based digital communications agency and one of the first agencies with a hyper focus on executing influencer outreach and collaboration. Like the name suggests, Be Social is all about relationships.
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$2.17
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Believe Distribution Services, acquired Canvas Talent Private Limited

synopsis: Believe, the leading technology and artist services company, has acquired Canvas Talent, an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents leading actors, musicians, directors and more.
buyer: Believe Distribution Services
Believe is the leading fully independent digital distributor and label services provider for artists & labels worldwide. They provide dedicated label & international campaign management, trade & digital marketing services, and comprehensive video management & distribution. "
target: Canvas Talent Private Limited
Canvas Talent is an India-based artist services, development and booking company. Canvas Talent provides artist services, development and A&R to Indian artists and Bollywood stars. Canvas Talent represents some of the finest talent in India, comprising of actors, musicians, directors and more.
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closed 9/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trilantic Capital Management LLC, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based management firm the James Grant Group has been majority-acquired by private equity firm Trilantic Europe and rebranded as YM&U. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Trilantic Capital Management LLC
Trilantic Capital Management is a global private equity firm focused on control and significant minority investments in North America and Europe. They primarily target investments in the consumer, energy, industrials, TMT, healthcare, financial and business services sectors. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
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closed 5/21/2018 via PR Newswire

RELEVENT, acquired BRC Group

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

Social Chain, acquired Glow Media Group

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

ICM Partners, acquired The Royce Carlton Agency

synopsis: ICM Partners has acquired a majority interest in Royce Carlton, Inc., the leading New York independent speakers' agency.
buyer: ICM Partners
ICM Partners is one of the world's largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. "
target: The Royce Carlton Agency
Royce Carlton represents over 75 speakers, always exclusively, for their lectures and speaking engagements. They work closely with their speakers and customers to coordinate every detail for every event to ensure success.
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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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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 11/17/2014 via BNC Analysis

Metric Capital Partners, acquired James Grant Group Ltd.

synopsis: James Grant Group, the U.K.-based talent management and professional services firm, has been acquired by European investment firm Metric Capital Partners. James Grant Group provides services for entertainment, music, sports, social talent, and literary clients.
buyer: Metric Capital Partners
Metric Capital provides debt capital solutions to European Companies. They support their clients' ambitions to execute strategic transactions. They have the flexibility to provide capital solutions across their corporate clients' balance sheets, including senior ranking and subordinated debt. "
target parent: Gresham LLP
target: James Grant Group Ltd.
James Grant Group provides management and professional services to a wide range of clients across broadcast media, music and sports sectors. It provides bespoke advice on a complete range of areas from career management and planning through to royalty payments and accounts preparation.
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closed 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 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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closed 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC, acquired IMG Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: William Morris Endeavor and its private equity backer, Silver Lake Partners has acquired IMG Worldwide. IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business that connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, and talent management.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC operates as a diversified talent and literary agency. Its activities include providing on- and off-screen talent to drive commercially and critically acclaimed theatrical films; identifying, packaging, and financing feature films; television programming. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business. They connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, talent management and unparalleled client service across our diverse and wide ranging areas of expertise.
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announced 6/11/2012 via PE Hub

Nice Entertainment Group, will acquire Playroom AS

synopsis: Nice Entertainment Group, a pan-Nordic content production group, has signed an agreement to acquire Norwegian event management company Playroom AS. Founded in 2001, Playroom is an entertainment house focused on experience-based communication through event management, artist management and record production.
buyer parent: CapMan Capital Management Oy
buyer: Nice Entertainment Group
Nice Entertainment Group is the largest independent group of creative production companies in the Nordic region. Its annual production of more than 100 series covers all genres and serves all the major channels in the territory. "
target: Playroom AS
Playroom consists of three divisions: events, music and artists. The event division is the largest and has demonstrated strong growth since its inception in 2007. The company is one of the largest in the Norwegian event management business.
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closed 11/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Turopium Sports and Entertainment, acquired GG Talent Group

synopsis: Turopium, the global sports and entertainment management agency, has acquired GG Talent Group, a talent management business focused on content creators. GG Talent provides personalized talent management services for Twitch, YouTube, and Instagram creators. The company elevates creators through sustainable growth strategies and brand partnerships.
buyer parent: Kairos Media
buyer: Turopium Sports and Entertainment
Turopium Sports and Entertainment, based in London, is an e-sports management, marketing and advertising agency, that works with e-sports leagues, athletes, and companies. They can help athletes with Negotiations, legal advice, career development, marketing, merchandising, and more. "
target: GG Talent Group
GG Talent Group is a talent management business focused on content creators. GG Talent provides personalized talent management services for top Twitch, YouTube, and Instagram creators. The company elevates creators through sustainable growth strategies and brand partnerships.
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closed 11/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Turopium Sports and Entertainment, acquired GG Talent Group

synopsis: Turopium, the global sports and entertainment management agency, has acquired GG Talent Group, a talent management business focused on content creators. GG Talent provides personalized talent management services for Twitch, YouTube, and Instagram creators. The company elevates creators through sustainable growth strategies and brand partnerships.
buyer parent: Kairos Media
buyer: Turopium Sports and Entertainment
Turopium Sports and Entertainment, based in London, is an e-sports management, marketing and advertising agency, that works with e-sports leagues, athletes, and companies. They can help athletes with Negotiations, legal advice, career development, marketing, merchandising, and more. "
target: GG Talent Group
GG Talent Group is a talent management business focused on content creators. GG Talent provides personalized talent management services for top Twitch, YouTube, and Instagram creators. The company elevates creators through sustainable growth strategies and brand partnerships.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Turopium Sports and Entertainment, acquired Crusader Talent

synopsis: London-based talent management agency Turopium has acquired U.S.-based talent management firm Crusader Talent. Crusader Talent is the first Old School RuneScape exclusive talent agency. Turopium bought Crusader Talent to scale its growth in the influencer sector, particularly in the gaming vertical.
buyer: Turopium Sports and Entertainment
Turopium Sports and Entertainment, based in London, is an e-sports management, marketing and advertising agency, that works with e-sports leagues, athletes, and companies. They can help athletes with Negotiations, legal advice, career development, marketing, merchandising, and more. "
target parent: eSports Talent Management
target: Crusader Talent
Crusader Talent was born from the vision of parent company, eSports Talent Management, as the first Old School RuneScape exclusive talent agency. They share their client's passion for gaming, and are dedicated to the community and transforming thier clients passions into online personas and brands.
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closed 7/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

GameSquare Esports Inc., acquired Cut+Sew/Zoned

synopsis: GameSquare Esports Inc., an international gaming and esports company, has acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding membership units of Swingman LLC (dba Cut+Sew and Zoned), a privately held marketing agency operating in the sports and esports industries.
buyer: GameSquare Esports Inc. (CNSX:GSQ:$1.22)
GameSquare Esports Inc. is an international gaming and esports company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company is seeking to acquire additional assets and entities serving the gaming and esports markets and, more broadly, in sports and entertainment. "
target: Cut+Sew/Zoned
Swingman LLC (dba Cut+Sew and Zoned) is a gaming and lifestyle marketing agency. The company’s management team has built a leading creative agency and brand studio sitting at the intersection of traditional sports and gaming, emerging technology, new media, fashion, and music industries.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Solotech, acquired Waveform

synopsis: Montreal-based Solotech has acquired Waveform Entertainment, a highly regarded Canadian esports entertainment company specializing in full services esports solutions, including creative and design, technologies, event execution, brand solutions, digital marketing, talent management, sponsorships, and virtual and live production services.
buyer: Solotech
Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology. Thanks to an inventory encompassing over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the single source for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control, and collaboration solutions & services. "
target: Waveform
Based in Canada, Waveform is a full-service agency that provides clients with guidance and access to the gaming and esports industry. The company's services include creative and design, technologies, event execution, brand solutions, digital marketing, talent management, sponsorships, and more.
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announced 4/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Intema Solutions, will acquire TheSMACK.gg

synopsis: Intema Solutions Inc. is to acquire all the shares of TheSMACK.gg, a B2B and B2C provider of Esports related products & services enabling retail brands as well as individuals, to participate in endemic & non-endemic advertising opportunities. TheSMACK.gg retail service line includes product branding, digital advertising & marketing campaign design.
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.09)
Intema is a publicly traded holding company that specializes in holding technological businesses in various technology sectors. They offer services in predictive marketing, behavioral email campaigns and custom integrations all aimed at helping optimize all client's business needs. "
target: TheSMACK.gg
TheSMACK.gg is a B2B and B2C provider of Esports related products & services enabling retail brands as well as individuals, to participate in endemic & non-endemic advertising opportunities. TheSMACK.gg retail service line includes product branding, digital advertising & marketing campaign design.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

42 West, acquired B/HI Impact, Inc.

synopsis: Entertainment marketing and production company Dolphin Entertainment is acquiring boutique gaming and e-sports PR firm B/HI, formerly known as Bender/Helper Impact. Under the terms of the deal, B/HI will operate as a division of public relations agency and Dolphin subsidiary 42West.
buyer parent: Dolphin Entertainment
buyer: 42 West
42West is the largest independently-owned public-relations firm in the entertainment industry. The firm’s PR professionals have developed and executed marketing and publicity strategies for hundreds of movies and television shows as well as for countless individual actors, filmmakers, and authors. "
target: B/HI Impact, Inc.
Founded in 1986, B/HI is a leading mid-size, independent PR agency located in Los Angeles and New York and focused on serving the communication needs of entertainment content, consumer/licensed entertainment products, gaming/esports and consumer technology companies.
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announced 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gameset will be merged with LTTM,

synopsis: Gameset, a Polish gaming marketing agency with a goal is to connect brands with gamer and e-sport communities, is to merge with LTTM, the largest group in Poland providing video and influencer marketing services.
buyer parent: Mediacap SA
buyer: LTTM
LTTM is the largest group in Poland providing video and influencer marketing services. 62% of the industry in Poland is developing under its wings. "
target: Gameset
Gameset is a gaming marketing agency. Their goal is to connect brands with gamer and e-sport communities.
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announced 3/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire BEAT Gaming Corp.

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the shares of BEAT Gaming Corp., an arm's length private Toronto-based esports organizer and management company. BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: BEAT Gaming Corp.
BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG. In addition to running their own events, they provide consulting, tournament organization and marketing services out of Toronto, Ontario Canada.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired Press X

synopsis: United Talent Agency (UTA), one of the biggest talent agencies in the world, has acquired Press X, the global leader in esports marketing and talent representation. Press X connects brands to content creators and players to teams.
buyer: United Talent Agency, Inc.
One of the biggest talent agencies in the world, United Talent Agency represents many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including television, music, digital, broadcast news, books, theater, video games, fine art and live entertainment. "
target: Press X
Press X is the global leader in esports marketing and talent representation. Specializing in digital marketing, strategy development, campaign management, and content development, they help navigate the fragmented space, connecting brands to content creators and players to teams.
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closed 12/11/2017 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired The Gamer Agency, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the lifestyle and marketing agency, announced the acquisition of The Gamer Agency (TGA), an esports strategy, event production, and development company from GameCo. TGA's events and digital broadcast productions have reached millions of fans worldwide, and its team boasts decades of collective experience in gaming and entertainment.
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 parent: GameCo, Inc.
target: The Gamer Agency, LLC
The Gamer Agency (TGA) is a preeminent esports strategy, event production, and development company. TGA's live events and digital broadcast productions have reached millions of fans worldwide, and its team boasts decades of collective experience in gaming and entertainment.
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closed 10/2/2015 via PR Newswire

rEvXP, acquired NEXTGEN+MVPs

synopsis: rEvolution, an integrated sports marketing and media services agency, has acquired NEXTGEN+MVPs, and is launching a new eSports consultancy, rEvXP, to serve brands, platforms and players in advancing their respective brand connections with fans. NEXTGEN+MVPs is an eSports sponsorship consultancy working with teams, sponsors and publishers globally.
buyer parent: rEvolution
buyer: rEvXP
rEvXP is an eSports consultancy for brands. Tapping into rEvolution's integrated sports marketing model and blending it with true gaming experts, rEvXP partners with brands to help them navigate the competitive gaming landscape in an authentic and engaging way that resonates with eSports fans. "
target: NEXTGEN+MVPs
NEXTGEN+MVPs is an eSports sponsorship consultancy that has worked with eSports teams, sponsors and publishers on a global scale to maximize eSports partnerships. Their team individuals with more than 25 years of combined experience in sponsorship, advertising, marketing, PR, and technology.
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closed 3/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Project: WorldWide, acquired OS Studios

synopsis: Independent, employee-owned network of creative agencies, Project Worldwide is expanding its expertise in esports and gaming with the acquisition of OS Studios, a company that provides market leading creative, production and consultancy services to brands wanting to take the lead in content & live production, with a key focus on gaming and esports.
buyer: Project: WorldWide
Project Worldwide is an independent, global network in service of creativity. With 2,200+ people in 46 offices, Project’s agencies make things that inspire people to participate and act on behalf of their clients’ brands. "
target: OS Studios
Based in New York but operating worldwide, OS Studios provides market leading creative, production and consultancy services to brands wanting to take the lead in content & live production, with a key focus on gaming and esports.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/7/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Super League Gaming, acquired Bloxbiz

synopsis: Super League Gaming, a global leader in connecting consumer brands with video gamers of all ages in-stream, in-game, and in-content through creator communities, proprietary platforms, and esports properties, acquired Bloxbiz, a dynamic ad platform designed specifically for metaverse environments.
buyer: Super League Gaming (SLGG:$3.37)
Super League Gaming is a first mover in providing accessible esports leagues for amateur gamers that take place both online and through in-person gaming arenas. "
target: Bloxbiz
Bloxbiz is a dynamic ad platform designed specifically for metaverse environments. Launched in 2020, Bloxbiz’s initial deployment enables brands to advertise across popular Roblox game titles and helps Roblox creators with monetization and game analytics.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired G-Net Media

synopsis: Services provider Keywords Studios acquired games marketing company G-Net Media. Based in Los Angeles, G-Net works with clients such as Activision, Bethesda, Bungie, and Microsoft, as well as companies outside of games such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and NBC Universal.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: G-Net Media
G-Net Media is a games marketing company based out of Los Angeles. They work with clients such as Activision, Bethesda, Bungie, and Microsoft, as well as companies outside of games such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and NBC Universal.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Maverick Media Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical and creative services provider to the global video games industry, welcomes Maverick Media Limited, a premier video games creative marketing agency, to the Group. Maverick, based in London, is one of the longest established and most successful video games creative agencies in Europe.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Maverick Media Limited
Maverick, based in London and founded by Will Jeffry in 1995, is one of the longest established and most successful video games creative agencies in Europe. It has produced award-winning campaigns for some of the world's most prestigious games publishers, developers and brands.
price ($mm)
$4.70
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
3.6x
closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Ichi Worldwide

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the go-to provider of technical and creative services to the global video games industry, has announced that it has acquired ICHI. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Ichi Worldwide
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
price ($mm)
$4.34
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired The TrailerFarm

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the video games industry, has acquired The TrailerFarm, a company that creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$451.13)
Based in Ireland, Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms in more than 20 countries. "
target: The TrailerFarm
TrailerFarm creates trailers for games big and small on any and all formats. Since 2011, they have been making creative content for game makers and publishers all around the world, from AAA to indie developers of all sizes, even solo teams.
price ($mm)
$1.31
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
announced 5/6/2021 via BusinessWire

Zynga, Inc., will acquire Chartboost

synopsis: Zynga Inc., a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chartboost, a leading mobile programmatic advertising and monetization platform.
buyer: Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA:$2,251.30)
Zynga is an American video game developer running social video game services since 2007. The company develops social games that work stand-alone on mobile phone platforms such as Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone and on the Internet through its website, Zynga.com, and social networking websites. "
target: Chartboost
Founded in 2011, Chartboost is one of the leading in-app monetization and programmatic advertising platforms. Reaching over 700M unique users every month across more than 200,000 mobile apps, Chartboost works with majority of the top grossing iOS and Android app developers.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Digital Hearts Co., Ltd., will acquire Metaps Entertainment

synopsis: Digital Hearts, a global quality assurance and localization company, will acquire Metaps Entertainment from Metaps, a provider of app monetization solutions in Japan. Metaps Entertainment is a Chinese marketing company dedicated to mobile games. They provide marketing services for influencer marketing, outdoor ads, TV commercials, and online ads.
buyer: Digital Hearts Co., Ltd. (TSE:3676:$208.08)
Digital Hearts is a global quality assurance and localization company that specializes in digital content. Digital Hearts provides testing, debugging, and localization services for video games on all platforms. "
target parent: Metaps Inc.
target: Metaps Entertainment
Metaps Entertainment is a Chinese marketing company dedicated to mobile games. Metaps Entertainment introduces and promotes well-known Japanese games to the world. They provide marketing services for influencer marketing, outdoor ads, television commercials, and online ads.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Media and Games Invest plc, acquired AppLift

synopsis: Media and Games Invest plc, a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies, has acquired Applift, a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers.
buyer: Media and Games Invest plc (XTRA:BCK:$164.02)
Media and Games Invest plc (MGI) is a strategic investment-holding, that focuses on a buy, build, and sell strategy of fast-growing companies. The MGI portfolio companies are growing via acquisitions plus organic growth and new technologies are actively used. "
target: AppLift
Applift is a leading mobile ad tech company that empowers businesses to connect with and activate customers in a mobile-first world by creating the next-generation platform for advertisers to reach and convert their audiences on mobile.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/7/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Enthusiast Gaming Inc., acquired Steel Media Ltd.

synopsis: Enthusiast Gaming, a vertically integrated video game and esports company, has acquired Steel Media, a leading mobile gaming and live events company. Enthusiast Gaming is the largest gaming network in the U.S., and the acquisition of Steel Media adds 20 mobile gaming websites and 25 live mobile events worldwide to its media and events business.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Enthusiast Gaming a vertically integrated video game and esports company comprised of three main pillars: Media, Events, and Esports. Their digital media platform includes +100 gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels which collectively reach 150 million visitors monthly. "
target: Steel Media Ltd.
Steel Media Limited is the largest mobile gaming network in the world, which holds a significant portfolio of consumer and B2B websites, and a series of successful global live networking events. They are based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$2.50
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Social Chain, purchased Gaming Portfolio from DEVISE

synopsis: Social Chain, Europe's largest social media marketing agency, has acquired the viral gaming portfolio of DEVISE, a company that partners with Social Influencers to create engaging digital media properties. The acquisition includes a large network of influential video game-related social media channels and websites.
buyer: Social Chain (DB:PU11:$0.00)
Social Chain is Europe's largest, and fastest growing Social Media and Influencer Marketing agency. They don't believe in traditional marketing, they believe in disruptive, internet - breaking social media. They are based in Manchester, UK. "
seller: DEVISE
The acquisition includes the gaming portfolio of DEVISE. The portfolio includes a large network of influential video game-related social media channels and websites that reaches a combined 500 million people per month.
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