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Media Business Insight, acquired Rapid TV News

synopsis: Media Business Insight (MBI), a global business information, publishing and events company, has acquired Rapid TV News, an international online daily news service for the television industry. Rapid TV News reports on all aspects of broadcast technology and media industry developments. Their articles cover OTT, pay TV, broadcasts, ratings, and more.
buyer parent: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Media Business Insight
Media Business Insight (MBI) is a global business information, publishing and events company. MBI owns a unique digitally-led portfolio of leading multichannel, subscription-based brands, offering content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry. "
target: Rapid TV News
Rapid TV News is an international online daily news service for the television industry. Rapid TV News reports on all aspects of broadcast technology and media industry developments. Their articles cover OTT, social TV, pay TV, broadcasts, programming, ratings, and more.
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closed 11/28/2016 via BusinessWire

The Online Reporter merged with Faultline,

synopsis: UK analyst group Rethink Technology Research has acquired the 20-year-old publication “The Online Reporter” from Rider Research of Baton Rouge, USA. Rethink will merge The Online Reporter into its own Faultline service. TOR recently passed its 1,000th issue anniversary which makes it 20 years old, while Faultline was launched in 2003.
buyer parent: Rethink Technology Research
buyer: Faultline
Faultline provides a framework of technical understanding to help predict the future of digital entertainment and the global broadband economy. "
target parent: Rider Research
target: The Online Reporter
The Online Reporter is the weekly strategy briefing paper for people in the media and technology industries. Its research and analysis roughly falls into areas such as Broadband Technologies and Ad-supported, Subscription based services.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Busch Group, acquired MEEDIA GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: The Busch Group, a media company in Germany, has acquired MEEDIA from the Handelsblatt Media Group, the leading media group for business and financial information in Germany. MEEDIA is a German website focused on media. MEEDIA provides the latest news, articles, videos and podcasts about the publishing, television, radio, and media tech industries.
buyer: Busch Group
The Busch Group is a leading media company in Germany. The group's portfolio consists of established media brands and popular events, including Blickpunkt: Film, Gamesmarkt, MusikWoche, mediabiz, Entertainment Night, DIVA and more. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: MEEDIA GmbH & Co. KG
MEEDIA is a German website focused on media. MEEDIA provides the latest news, articles, videos and podcasts about the publishing, television, radio, and media tech industries. MEEDIA also offers the latest industry trends and TV ratings.
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closed 10/6/2010 via BusinessWire

WebMediaBrands, Inc., acquired 10,000 Words

synopsis: WebMediaBrands, Inc. announced the acquisition of the blog 10000Words.net and related assets from Mark S. Luckie. Mr. Luckie, National Innovations Editor for The Washington Post, is based in Washington, D.C.
buyer: WebMediaBrands, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online business includes mediabistro.com, a leading blog network. "
target: 10,000 Words
10,000 Words was created as a resource for journalists and web and technology enthusiasts to learn the tools that are shaping digital journalism. The site offers examples, resources, and tutorials of both new and established technologies used to enhance journalism.
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closed 7/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Arrow Electronics, Inc., acquired UBM Tech Electronics Network

synopsis: Arrow Electronics, Inc. has acquired the global internet media portfolio focused on technology and electronic design from UBM, including EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com.
buyer: Arrow Electronics, Inc. (ARW:$26,812.51)
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Tech Electronics Network
UBM's Technical and Electronics Media Portfolio include EE Times, EDN, ESM, Embedded, EBN, TechONline, and Datasheets.com. UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company.
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closed 10/6/2015 via BusinessWire

SDxCentral, acquired The Rayno Report

synopsis: SDxCentral, a digital media platform that exclusively covers the B2B IT infrastructure market and focuses on next-generation technologies, announced its acquisition of The Rayno Report, a news and analysis site on innovation and investment in the connected world.
buyer: SDxCentral
SDxCentral is the leading centralized source of news and resources covering Software-Defined Everything (SDx), SDN, NFV, cloud and virtualization infrastructure. These new technologies and approaches have the potential to change the way infrastructure is designed, built, purchased and consumed. "
target: The Rayno Report
The Rayno Report is a news and analysis site on innovation and investment in the connected world. The content and research services are distributed to millions of technology thought leaders who visit the website directly, or via email, social media, and distribution with partners.
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closed 11/3/2021 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired After Nines Inc.

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance, a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired After Nines Inc, producers of digital information brands ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert, serving valued technology audiences including managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs).
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance (CRA) is a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity community. CRA's trusted information leverages a unique network of journalists, analysts and influencers, policymakers, and practitioners, and is delivered through events, research, media, and virtual learning. "
target: After Nines Inc.
After Nines Inc. are producers of digital information brands ChannelE2E and MSSP Alert, serving valued technology audiences including managed service providers (MSPs) and managed security services providers (MSSPs).
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

TechTarget, Inc., acquired ComputerWeekly

synopsis: Technology media company TechTarget, Inc. has announced it has completed the acquisition of the websites, product offerings, and events associated with Computer Weekly and its sister channel-targeted brand, MicroScope. ComputerWeekly is a magazine and online destination for senior IT decision-making professionals.
buyer: TechTarget, Inc. (TTGT:$198.84)
TechTarget, an online technology media company, provides editorial and vendor-sponsored content to fulfill the needs of tech pros looking for in-depth coverage of technology topics throughout their buying process and positions the company to meet the needs of technology marketers. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: ComputerWeekly
Computer Weekly is a magazine and online destination for senior IT decision-making professionals. It is dedicated to providing IT professionals with the best information, the best knowledge and the best range of solutions that will enable them to succeed in the industry.
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closed 7/5/2007 via Company Description

NewBay Media LLC, acquired IMAS Publishing group

synopsis: NewBay Media LLC has acquired the assets of leading broadcast and professional audio trade publisher IMAS Publishing, including the print and electronic properties of such well-respected brands as TV Technology, Radio World, Pro Audio Review and Audio Media among others.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media LLC produces magazines, events and online information services targeted to business-to-business and business-to-consumer professional and enthusiast audiences. The portfolio includes a range of titles with strong brands and market-leading positions. "
target: IMAS Publishing group
IMAS Publishing is the world leader in Audio and Video trade publications. IMAS has been providing its readers practical and useful information, current news, and in-depth reviews to keep them in step with the latest developments in the broadcasting, production and professional audio industries.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

eLearnSecurity, acquired The Ethical Hacker Network

synopsis: eLearnSecurity, one of the world's most trusted authorities for IT security training, announced that it has acquired The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net), a free online magazine for IT security professionals. Founded in 2005, The Ethical Hacker Network is recognized as one of the most respected and widely-read sources in the IT security industry.
buyer: eLearnSecurity
Based in Santa Clara, CA, eLearnSecurity trains individuals seeking to advance their careers in IT security as well as assists corporate organizations in keeping their IT security teams informed and prepared for the most current, ever-changing sophisticated cyber threats. "
target: The Ethical Hacker Network
The Ethical Hacker Network (EH-Net) is a free online magazine for IT security professionals. Founded in 2005, The Ethical Hacker Network is recognized as one of the most respected and widely-read sources in the IT security industry.
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closed 8/5/2019 via Company Press Release

CyberRisk Alliance, acquired SC Media

synopsis: CyberRisk Alliance (“CRA”), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, has acquired SC Media, a digital information and event company serving cybersecurity executives and other business professionals, from Haymarket Media, Inc.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: CyberRisk Alliance
CyberRisk Alliance invests in businesses serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace. The company brings together leading brands and is comprised of a diversified portfolio of business information products. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: SC Media
SC Media is cybersecurity. For 30 years, the award-winning journalistic brand, website, conference group, resource library and publication has furnished cybersecurity executives and other business leaders with the most timely, independent news.
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closed 6/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Light Reading, Inc., acquired Cable Digital News

synopsis: United Business Media plc announced today that it has acquired Cable Digital News Inc. for a cash consideration of $300,000. Cable Digital News will be immediately integrated into Light Reading, CMP Technology's online telecommunications technology and services platform.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. "
target: Cable Digital News
Cable Digital News, is a 10 year-old online B2B media business providing news and analysis of the North American cable industry. The site attracts more than 20,000 unique visitors a month from the cable industry's professional community.
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closed 7/4/2018 via PR Newswire

JotForm, acquired Noupe

synopsis: JotForm, a leading online form builder and data collection tool, announced today that it has acquired Noupe, a media outlet dedicated to designer and web developer news. Popular categories include CSS, Ajax, JavaScript, web design, graphics, typography, advertising and more.
buyer: JotForm
JotForm has grown to be the leading online form creation software, with millions of users around the world and over 100 employees. Clients can find JotForm all over the web, powering application forms, registration forms, website contact forms, order forms, feedback forms, and more. "
target: Noupe
Founded in Germany, Noupe is a media outlet that publishes content focused on designer and web developer topics. Noupe is now a full-fledged website where multi-level designers and web developers can get information on latest news and relevant topics in their field.
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closed 2/9/2022 via Company Press Release

Media Business Insight, acquired Rapid TV News

synopsis: Media Business Insight (MBI), a global business information, publishing and events company, has acquired Rapid TV News, an international online daily news service for the television industry. Rapid TV News reports on all aspects of broadcast technology and media industry developments. Their articles cover OTT, pay TV, broadcasts, ratings, and more.
buyer parent: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Media Business Insight
Media Business Insight (MBI) is a global business information, publishing and events company. MBI owns a unique digitally-led portfolio of leading multichannel, subscription-based brands, offering content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry. "
target: Rapid TV News
Rapid TV News is an international online daily news service for the television industry. Rapid TV News reports on all aspects of broadcast technology and media industry developments. Their articles cover OTT, social TV, pay TV, broadcasts, programming, ratings, and more.
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closed 2/9/2022 via Company Press Release

Media Business Insight, acquired Rapid TV News

synopsis: Media Business Insight (MBI), a global business information, publishing and events company, has acquired Rapid TV News, an international online daily news service for the television industry. Rapid TV News reports on all aspects of broadcast technology and media industry developments. Their articles cover OTT, pay TV, broadcasts, ratings, and more.
buyer parent: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Media Business Insight
Media Business Insight (MBI) is a global business information, publishing and events company. MBI owns a unique digitally-led portfolio of leading multichannel, subscription-based brands, offering content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry. "
target: Rapid TV News
Rapid TV News is an international online daily news service for the television industry. Rapid TV News reports on all aspects of broadcast technology and media industry developments. Their articles cover OTT, social TV, pay TV, broadcasts, programming, ratings, and more.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Source Creative, Inc., acquired shots

synopsis: Source Creative, the leading global information and archival resource of video ads for advertisers, ad agencies and production companies worldwide, announced the acquisition of shots, an international source of news, trends and inspiration for advertising creative.
buyer parent: Extreme Reach, Inc
buyer: Source Creative, Inc.
Source Creative is the world’s leading commercial information and archival resource for ad agencies, production companies, advertisers, and other members of the global creative community. Its platform provides data around TV commercials, music videos, branded content and viral videos. "
target parent: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
target: shots
Based in the UK, shots is the world’s leading commercials title, providing news, insight and inspiration for creatives internationally as well as being the foremost source of news and information for the creative community.
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closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mobeus Equity Partners LLP, acquired Media Business Insight

synopsis: Media Business Insight, which publishes the industry magazines Broadcast and Screen International, has been sold by Top Right Group to the private equity firm Mobeus Equity Partners, which backed a management buyout.
buyer: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
Mobeus Equity Partners LLP is a private equity and venture capital firm in lower middle market, mature, and emerging growth stages specializing in providing growth capital investments, acquisition finance, management buyouts, secondary buyouts, Combined Debt and Equity funding, and more. "
target parent: Top Right Group
target: Media Business Insight
Media Business Insight Limited (MBI) owns a unique digitally-led portfolio of leading multichannel, subscription-based brands offering content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry across TV, advertising and marketing services and film.
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closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Mobeus Equity Partners LLP, acquired Media Business Insight

synopsis: Media Business Insight, which publishes the industry magazines Broadcast and Screen International, has been sold by Top Right Group to the private equity firm Mobeus Equity Partners, which backed a management buyout.
buyer: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
Mobeus Equity Partners LLP is a private equity and venture capital firm in lower middle market, mature, and emerging growth stages specializing in providing growth capital investments, acquisition finance, management buyouts, secondary buyouts, Combined Debt and Equity funding, and more. "
target parent: Top Right Group
target: Media Business Insight
Media Business Insight Limited (MBI) owns a unique digitally-led portfolio of leading multichannel, subscription-based brands offering content and insight to key decision-makers and creatives in the media industry across TV, advertising and marketing services and film.
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closed 6/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Brunico Communications, acquired Achilles Media Ltd.

synopsis: Brunico Communications, the B2B events company behind brands including strategy, Media in Canada, Playback, Realscreen and Kidscreen, has acquired the assets of Toronto-based Achilles Media, including the operating rights to the Banff World Media Festival. Achilles produces a variety of other events and conferences for the entertainment industry.
buyer: Brunico Communications
Brunico Communications is the business-to-business publishing and events company behind brands including strategy, Media in Canada, Playback, Realscreen and Kidscreen. "
target: Achilles Media Ltd.
Achilles Media specialises in events, lead generation, and marketing services for professional communities. Achilles produces a variety of events for the entertainment industry, including NextMedia, the Digi Awards, the Banff World Media Festival and the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX).
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closed 10/3/2013 via Company Press Release

JD Events, acquired Axpona

synopsis: JD Events has acquired Audio Expo North America (AXPONA), an event company where artists come together to exhibit their works. Record producers and highly skilled industry professionals regularly advise on the design and implementation of the events.
buyer: JD Events
JD Events is dedicated to the creation of targeted and innovative industry-leading events that deliver results. The company brings together highly qualified buying audiences, education-rich content and high-level networking opportunities -- all geared toward increasing business transactions. "
target: Axpona
Audio Expo North America ("AXPONA") is an event company where artists come together to exhibit their works. Record producers and highly skilled industry professionals regularly advise on the design and implementation of the events.
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closed 12/5/2012 via Company Press Release

NewBay Media LLC, acquired Intent Media Ltd.

synopsis: NewBay Media LLC announced that it has acquired Intent Media Limited. Intent, based in the U.K., produces business publications, websites and events within the entertainment, technology and leisure markets. Its brands include Pro Sound News Europe, TVB Europe, Installation, MCV, and ToyNews among many others.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Pro Audio, Broadcast and Video, Music, AV/Consumer Electronics and Education markets. NewBay delivers its premier content through their award-winning portfolio of integrated platforms. "
target: Intent Media Ltd.
Intent Media's portfolio is focused on six BtoB markets — Games, Music, Toys & Licensing, Mobile & Computing, TV & Audio Visual and Active Lifestyle. Intent’s dynamic media capabilities include over 16 magazines, 20 events and dozens of digital properties delivered across an array of platforms.
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closed 6/13/2006 via PR Newswire

Global Gaming Expo, acquired Asian Gaming Expo

synopsis: Global Gaming Expo (G2E), a joint venture of the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, today announced its acquisition of the Asian Gaming Expo from the Australasian Gaming Machine Manufacturers Association (AGMMA).
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Global Gaming Expo
Global Gaming Expo is the international gaming trade show and conference "by the industry and for the industry." Organized by the American Gaming Association (AGA) and Reed Exhibitions, G2E made its debut in fall 2001, defining itself as the pre-eminent show for the gaming-entertainment industry. "
target parent: Australasian Gaming Machine Manufacturers Association
target: Asian Gaming Expo
The Asian Gaming Expo includes the largest casino gaming equipment Trade Exhibition in the Asian region and the unique Asian Gaming Expo Conference.
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closed 5/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, purchased touring division from Concert Productions International, Inc.

synopsis: Live Nation, a leading live event, venue and digital distribution company, today announced it has acquired a controlling interest in the touring division of a commonly owned group of companies operating under the name of Concert Productions International, or CPI, and a 50% interest in the Grand Entertainment division of CPI.
buyer: Live Nation (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts. "
seller: Concert Productions International, Inc.
Founded and led by entertainment industry visionary Michael Cohl, CPI is a world leader and innovator in full service global touring, having produced some of the largest grossing tours in history, including the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and U2.
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closed 12/1/2000 via BNC Analysis

PBI Media, acquired ShowBiz Expo

synopsis: In late 2000, Reed Exhibitions sold ShowBiz Expo to PBI Media, now called Access Intelligence.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: PBI Media
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, defense, healthcare management, chemical, satellite, aviation, cable, media and public relations markets. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: ShowBiz Expo
Film, Stage & ShowBiz Expo is a five-star event that brings everyone in Show Business together under one roof.
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closed 11/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired TVSpy.com

synopsis: WebMediaBrands announced that it has acquired the website TVSpy.com from Vault, Inc. TVSpy will become part of the Mediabistro blog network. TVSpy is the insider resource for TV industry professionals.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online business includes mediabistro.com, a leading blog network. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: TVSpy.com
TVSpy connects television professionals with each other and with professionals in related media industries, as well as with unique inside information to give them an edge as they build their careers and businesses in video media.
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closed 6/17/2022 via PR Newswire

Talent Systems, LLC, acquired Staff Me Up, Inc.

synopsis: Talent Systems, a leading provider of casting and auditioning software, has acquired Staff Me Up, the leading hiring platform for media production. Staff Me Up provides freelancers with access to exclusive production jobs and gives media production companies the ability to efficiently hire qualified crew members.
buyer: Talent Systems, LLC
Talent Systems is a leading provider of casting and auditioning software. Talent Systems enables casting directors and agents worldwide to source and manage talent across film, television, commercials, theater and digital projects. "
target: Staff Me Up, Inc.
Staff Me Up is the leading hiring platform for media production. Staff Me Up provides freelancers with access to exclusive production jobs and insights to help them advance their careers; and gives media production companies the ability to efficiently hire qualified crew members.
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closed 9/8/2021 via PR Newswire

BackStage, acquired Coverfly

synopsis: Backstage, the leading freelancer marketplace and application suite for creators, announced that it has acquired Coverfly. Coverfly is the industry's leading online platform for connecting emerging screenwriters with entertainment industry reps, dedicated to improving Hollywood's talent-discovery process.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: BackStage
Backstage enables productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. The company’s mission is to make the content creation process more efficient, effective and scalable. "
target: Coverfly
Coverfly is the industry's leading online platform for connecting emerging screenwriters with entertainment industry reps, dedicated to improving Hollywood's talent-discovery process. Coverfly allows for a free and meritocratic process to identify the best emerging writing talent.
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closed 9/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ESE Entertainment Inc., acquired Digital Motorsports

synopsis: ESE Entertainment Inc. has acquired Auto Simulation Ltd T/A Digital Motorsports, an Irish company that provides infrastructure, technology, and support for esports across the globe – particularly in the simulation racing sector – working with some of the world’s most recognized brands.
buyer: ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV:ESE:$4.22)
ESE Entertainment an entertainment and technology company focused on gaming, particularly on esports. Capabilities include physical infrastructure, broadcasting, global distribution for gaming and esports-related content, advertising, sponsorship support, and a growing esports team franchise. "
target: Digital Motorsports
Auto Simulation Ltd T/A Digital Motorsports is an Irish company that provides infrastructure, technology, and support for esports across the globe – particularly in the simulation racing sector – working with some of the world’s most recognized brands.
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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.
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announced 10/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Amuka Esports

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp is pleased to announce they have will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Amuka Ventures Inc., DBA “Amuka Esports & Gaming” a Toronto-based company. Amuka Esports is Canada’s leader in esports venues, leagues, online tournaments and content creation.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a global leader in the commercialization of immersive new technologies that incorporate virtual reality, augmented reality, esports and gaming. Its core business seeks to monetize through licensing its IP, developing interactive exhibitions and through esports tournaments. "
target: Amuka Esports
Amuka Esports creates localized esports hubs in cities across North America. Each hub consists of a game venue, tournament organizer, content team, merchandise brands and incubator.
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Italian Exhibition Group, will acquire HBG Events FZ LLC

synopsis: Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A., a leading company in Italy in the organisation of international trade fairs, will acquire HBG Events FZ LLC, based in the United Arab Emirates. HBG Events FZ LLC ("HBG") has been the organiser of the co-located events "Dubai Muscle Show" and "Dubai Active" since 2016.
buyer: Italian Exhibition Group (IEG.MI:$109.87)
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more. "
target: HBG Events FZ LLC
HBG Events FZ LLC ("HBG") has been the organiser of the co-located events "Dubai Muscle Show" and "Dubai Active" since 2016, which together represent the largest fitness event in the Middle East.
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closed 10/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Advance Publications, Inc., acquired The Esports Observer

synopsis: Advance, a family-owned company that operates and invests in media, communications and technology businesses, has acquired The Esports Observer (TEO), the world’s leading source for esports business news and insights. TEO offers an integrated platform that enables companies to make the right decisions when venturing into the esports industry.
buyer: Advance Publications, Inc.
Advance is a diversified, family-owned company that operates and invests in a broad range of media, communications and technology businesses globally. The operating businesses of Advance employ more than 12,000 people in over a dozen countries. "
target: The Esports Observer
The Esports Observer (TEO) is the world’s leading source for esports business news and insights. TEO offers an integrated platform that enables companies to make the right decisions when venturing into the esports industry by offering real-time intelligence and reports.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

ProductionHUB, Inc., acquired Variety 411

synopsis: ProductionHUB, the global network of local crew and vendors, announces the acquisition of Variety 411. Servicing Los Angeles, New York and the nation, Variety411 provide production listings for film, television and commercial production as well as a news resource valuable to producers and below the line professionals.
buyer: ProductionHUB, Inc.
ProductionHUB is the global network of local crew and vendors that serves the video production industry. Find anything and hire anyone needed, whether it's a camera operator for one day, a video editor for one month, camera and lights for rent or the best candidates to fill a full-time position. "
target parent: Penske Media Corporation
target: Variety 411
Servicing Los Angeles, New York and the nation, Variety411 provide production listings for film, television and commercial production as well as a news resource valuable to producers and below the line professionals.
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closed 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Vincentz Network Gmbh & Co. Kg, purchased HPCI events in Poland, Turkey, South Africa and India from SOFW

synopsis: Vincentz Network, a German publisher, has acquired the Home and Personal Care Ingredients Exhibition and Conference (HPCI) events in Poland, Turkey, South Africa and India from SOFW, a German publisher of books and magazines. HPCI is a B2B event for the cosmetic, personal care, perfumers, detergents, cleaners and household products industry.
buyer: Vincentz Network Gmbh & Co. Kg
Founded in 1893, Vincentz Network is a German publisher. The company publishes journals, newsletters, books, and magazines that cover the topics of elderly care, paints, furniture, and hobbies. "
seller: SOFW
The Home and Personal Care Ingredients Exhibition and Conference (HPCI) is a B2B event for the cosmetic, personal care, perfumers, detergents, cleaners and household products industry. The HPCI events in Poland, Turkey, South Africa and India belong to SOFW, German publisher of books and magazines.
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closed 11/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fairchild Media, acquired FashInvest

synopsis: FashInvest has been acquired by Fairchild Fashion Media, an arm of Penske Media. FashInvest is the premier place to discover the most relevant news in the fashion tech and business spaces. As the global voice of fashion tech and retail innovation, they provide readers with daily briefings about the companies that drive the fashion tech ecosystem.
buyer parent: Penske Media Corporation
buyer: Fairchild Media
Fairchild Fashion Media provides fashion news and analysis for the fashion community worldwide. It publishes newspapers, magazines, and books in print and online, and through mobile applications. Fairchild brands include WWD, FN (Footwear News), Beauty Inc, and Fairchild Summits. "
target: FashInvest
FashInvest is the number one place to discover the most relevant news in the fashion tech and business spaces. As the global voice of fashion tech and retail innovation, they provide readers with daily briefings about the companies and people that drive the global fashion tech ecosystem.
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closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Fairchild Media, acquired Sourcing Journal

synopsis: Penske Media Corporation, a leading digital media and information services company, and its subsidiary Fairchild Media announced the acquisition of Sourcing Journal, the premiere media brand for global executives focused on the sourcing and manufacturing industries.
buyer parent: Penske Media Corporation
buyer: Fairchild Media
Fairchild Media, a division of Penske Media Corporation (PMC), is the leading source of fashion news and analysis for industry leaders and the global fashion community. Fairchild brands include WWD, FN (Footwear News), Beauty Inc, and Fairchild Summits. "
target parent: Hertzman Media Group
target: Sourcing Journal
Sourcing Journal is a global resource for news and information tailored for textile and soft goods executives working on the supply chain side of the business. They provide daily updates on news changing the industry, commentary and opinion from industry experts.
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closed 9/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

StudioBinder Inc., acquired ProductionBeast

synopsis: StudioBinder Inc., a film production management software company allowing video professionals and agencies to create call sheets, shot lists, storyboards, and more, announced that it has acquired ProductionBeast, a job board and social networking community for television and film. Film companies use ProductionBeast’s job board to find talent.
buyer: StudioBinder Inc.
StudioBinder offers a cloud-based solution for video production management. Their product allows productions to better manage themselves with team collaboration features, script breakdowns, scheduling, shot listing, storyboarding, call sheets, contact management and more. "
target: ProductionBeast
ProductionBeast connects television, film and video freelancers with employers in the entertainment industry. Production companies use ProductionBeast’s job board to find the best talent. Its social networking features allows freelancers, vendors, and companies to create profiles and connect.
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