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closed 2/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Beatport, acquired AMPsuite

synopsis: Beatport, an online music store focused on electronic music, has acquired AMPsuite, an integrated music royalty accounting, label management, and promotional system for record labels. AMPsuite provides a web-based system that simplifies royalty accounting and allows users to create customizable email promos and manage their business from anywhere.
buyer parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
buyer: Beatport
Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport today is the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. "
target: AMPsuite
AMPsuite is a fully integrated music royalty accounting, label management, and promotional system for record labels. AMPsuite provides a web-based, all-in-one system that simplifies royalty accounting and allows users to create customizable email promos and manage their business from anywhere.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

FUGA, acquired Songspace LLC

synopsis: Digital distribution technology and services company FUGA has acquired Nashville-based rights management platform Songspace. Songspace is the leading creative workflow and rights management platform for music creators and rightsholders. Formed in 2014, Songspace has more than 250 publisher and record label clients.
buyer: FUGA
FUGA are the industry-leading technology and services company for international rightsholders. At the company’s core is the FUGA platform, offering best-of-breed digital supply chain integration alongside dynamic promotion and marketing. "
target: Songspace LLC
Songspace is the leading creative workflow and rights management platform for music creators and rightsholders. Songspace redefines the music rights management experience, with a flexible and intuitive user interface that mirrors the natural business workflows of music professionals.
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closed 4/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Convertkit, acquired Fan Bridge

synopsis: Email marketing company ConvertKit has acquired FanBridge, a fan relationship management platform geared towards musicians. The acquisition of FanBridge will bring over 1,000 artists to ConvertKit’s platform and add 25 million engaged subscribers to its ledger, increasing the reach of the combined company to over 130 million people every month.
buyer: Convertkit
ConvertKit helps online creators find their audience, turn them into fans, and earn a living with audience building and email marketing software. ConvertKit's software lets users manage their email marketing, create custom landing pages, access tools for ecommerce, design custom emails, and more. "
target: Fan Bridge
FanBridge is a leading Fan Audience CRM platform for managing fan acquisition, retention, and engagement. Their clients include the world's largest brands, premium content producers, influencers from music, sports, film, television, comedy and publishing, and YouTube channel producers.
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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

SoundCloud, will acquire Repost Network

synopsis: SoundCloud is to acquire rights management and distribution company Repost Network. Repost is the industry’s fastest growing SoundCloud focused music distributor. As a business they offer monetization in the form of advertising, content protection, and added profile features to artists and podcasters on the platform.
buyer: SoundCloud
SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform where anyone can create sounds and share them everywhere. Recording and uploading sounds to SoundCloud lets people easily share them privately with their friends or publicly to blogs, sites and social networks. "
target: Repost Network
Repost is the industry’s fastest growing SoundCloud focused music distributor. As a business they offer monetization in the form of advertising, content protection, and added profile features to artists and podcasters on the platform.
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closed 8/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

City National Bank, acquired Exactuals

synopsis: City National Bank, America’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, announced it has acquired Exactuals, a Los Angeles-based provider of innovative SaaS solutions for complex payments in the entertainment industry.
buyer parent: Royal Bank of Canada
buyer: City National Bank (CYN:$1,188.44)
With $48.8 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 72 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $64.9 billion in client investment assets. "
target: Exactuals
Exactuals provides innovative SaaS solutions used by film/TV, music and marketplace companies to manage residuals, royalties and other complex payments. Their payment system, PaymentHub, allows the entertainment industry to provide direct deposit payments, tax document management & online reporting.
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closed 9/24/2020 via BusinessWire

Vector Capital, acquired Patron Technology

synopsis: Vector Capital, a leading private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses, has acquired Patron Technology, a premier event technology platform. Patron offers a full-suite of event technology solutions for live, virtual, and hybrid events designed to transform the attendee experience.
buyer: Vector Capital
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. With over $4 billion of capital under management, Vector actively partners with management teams to devise and execute new financial and business strategies. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Patron Technology
Patron Technology helps live event organizers create better experiences for their attendees and deeper relationships with their sponsors through a complete, data-driven event technology solution. Event organizers use Patron Technology for ticketing, marketing, fan engagement, CRM, and more.
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closed 7/19/2017 via BusinessWire

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired PatronManager, LLC

synopsis: Patron Technology (PatronManager) announced a strategic majority investment by Providence Strategic Growth. Patron aims to revolutionize the arts and entertainment industry through its cloud-based CRM solution, PatronManager, which seamlessly integrates box office ticketing, marketing and fundraising.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier, global asset management firm with $50 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Since the firm's inception in 1989, Providence has invested in more than 160 companies. "
target: PatronManager, LLC
Patron aims to revolutionize the arts and entertainment industry through its cloud-based CRM solution, PatronManager, which seamlessly integrates box office ticketing, marketing and fundraising.
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announced 1/31/2013 via PR Newswire

SAP AG, will acquire Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: SAP AG announced plans to acquire Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG, a provider of ticketing solutions and niche customer relationship management software for sports and entertainment promoters. The move paves the way for SAP to offer enhanced solutions to help promoters, venues and teams market events over the Internet and better support arena management.
buyer: SAP AG (SAP:$28,572.00)
As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently. "
target: Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG
Ticket-Web GmbH & Co. KG provides solutions for ticketing. The solution allows venues and event promoters of any size to ticket and market a full range of events on the Web. Ticket-Web is established in Europe with its main product, ENTREE-tickets, an online ticketing service.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire Media Services Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a company that provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software, will be acquiring Media Services, an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Media Services Group, Inc. (MSGI:$0.28)
Media Services is an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise. Its software offerings, including digital payroll tools, accounting solutions, and its flagship Showbiz suite of products help today’s content creators streamline a broad range of production processes.
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closed 4/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, acquired Digital Purchase Order

synopsis: Cast & Crew has acquired Germany-based LeBog Software, creator of the Digital Purchase Order (DPO) software. DPO, an expense management system, is designed specifically for the entertainment industry to simplify and modernize the traditional purchase order workflow.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew services the entertainment industry by providing technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software. These solutions include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations, and more. "
target: Digital Purchase Order
Based in Germany, Digital Purchase Order (DPO) is an expense management system designed specifically for the entertainment industry to simplify and modernize the traditional purchase order workflow. DPO's fully integrated solution removes the need for paper, multiple emails, and manual circulation.
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announced 10/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Talent Partners, will acquire PES Payroll

synopsis: Talent Partners, a provider of talent and production support services for more than 750 agency and advertiser clients representing 1,500 brands, has agreed to acquire PES Payroll, a Burbank-based firm with 20 years' experience providing crew payroll and production support services to the commercial, television, film and live event industries.
buyer: Talent Partners
Talent Partners is a provider of more than 125 essential services, including talent negotiations and business affairs, traffic and clearance, rights and royalty management, signatory services, and more. The firm's 750+ client roster includes 1,500 brands and 95 of the top 100 global advertisers. "
target: PES Payroll
PES Payroll is an industry leader in innovative, solution-oriented customer service. With a core focus on unscripted television, commercial crews and live events, PES Payroll delivers expediency, scalability, efficiency, and paperless solutions across the entertainment industry.
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closed 6/8/2022 via PR Newswire

United Talent Agency, Inc., acquired MediaHound

synopsis: Leading global entertainment, talent, and sports agency UTA has acquired MediaHound, a software and data analytics company that helps entertainment and media companies develop proprietary insights to most effectively utilize information to benefit talent, content, and audiences.
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: MediaHound
MediaHound is a software and data analytics company that helps entertainment and media companies develop proprietary insights to most effectively utilize information to benefit talent, content, and audiences.
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closed 1/10/2008 via PR Newswire

Ticketmaster, acquired Paciolan

synopsis: Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company and an operating business of IAC announced the company today completed its previously announced acquisition of Paciolan, a ticketing software provider based in Irvine, CA.
buyer parent: IAC/InterActiveCorp
buyer: Ticketmaster (TKTM:$1,240.48)
As the world's leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution. "
target: Paciolan
Paciolan is a leading ticketing services and software provider that offers ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for clients across North America. Paciolan provides a wholly integrated infrastructure that puts venues in direct control of their customer relationships.
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closed 10/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Chartmetric, Inc., acquired Onesheet Limited

synopsis: Music data analytics firm Chartmetric has acquired Onsheet Limited, an artist marketing tech startup. Based in the UK, Onesheet pulls in data from Spotify & the web to build stunning one sheets in seconds that stay up-to-date. Launched in 2016, Chartmetric tracks data across more than 20 streaming and social media platforms.
buyer: Chartmetric, Inc.
Chartmetric is the all-in-one platform that provides comprehensive streaming and social data for music industry professionals. Charmetric collects data from the top sources and turns it into meaning visuals and insights that help music industry professionals make impactful business decisions. "
target: Onesheet Limited
Based in the UK, Onesheet pulls in data from Spotify & the web to build stunning one sheets in seconds that stay up-to-date. The onesheet platform lets users search artists on Spotify to create a onesheet, or electronic press kit, which can then be formatted and updated with custom imagery.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, acquired ToneDen

synopsis: Eventbrite, Inc., a global self-service ticketing and experience technology platform, has acquired ToneDen, a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is a global ticketing and event technology platform. Eventbrite’s unique and powerful platform enables creators of all shapes and sizes with tools and resources to seamlessly plan, promote, and produce live events around the world. "
target: ToneDen
ToneDen is a self-service social-marketing platform. ToneDen helps creators, live events and e-commerce companies reach and sell to their audiences online. The platform features playbooks, Facebook messaging solutions, and web marketing tools to help users build and grow a lasting brand online.
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closed 10/5/2016 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired JustGo

synopsis: TuneCore, the leading digital music distribution and publishing administration provider, announced the acquisition of JustGo and the launch of TuneCore Social, an all-in-one social media management and analytics tool for musicians that is free to use for all of its distribution customers in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia markets.
buyer parent: Believe Digital
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. Their TuneCore Music Distribution services help artists, labels and managers sell their music through iTunes, Amazon Music, and more. "
target: JustGo
Founded in 2013, JustGo is a social media and audience management platform for creators. They are able to seamlessly publish content to and blend the data aggregation of multiple platforms into a comprehensive view of what social media content is working well with one’s audience.
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announced 1/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Phonofile will be merged with finetunes GmbH,

synopsis: Phonofile AS, an independent music aggregator, working with over 1.000 labels and a catalogue of more than 450.000 tracks, is merging with finetunes GmbH, a Hamburg-based digital distributor and technology company that represents a high quality and focused roster of independent labels from around the world.
buyer parent: SendR
buyer: finetunes GmbH
finetunes creates digital opportunities and revenues for independent labels. The Hamburg-based digital distributor and technology company represents a high quality and focused roster of independent labels from around the world. "
target: Phonofile
Phonofile is a digital distribution partner for record labels, recording artists and distribution companies. Whether a record label or a stand alone artist with a great story, Phonofile can help to distribute and sell music online.
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closed 12/18/2014 via PR Newswire

TuneCore, acquired DropKloud

synopsis: TuneCore has acquired DropKloud, a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
buyer: TuneCore
TuneCore brings more music to more people, while helping musicians and songwriters increase money-earning opportunities and take charge of their own careers. The company has one of the highest artist revenue-generating music catalogs in the world. "
target: DropKloud
DropKloud is a modern, digital enhancement to the street team promotion, allowing artists to drop digital content - whether it's exclusive access to a song, an invite to a pop-up showcase or behind the scenes photos - into 'Klouds' available to fans in specific physical locations.
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closed 4/22/2022 via PR Newswire

Banyan Software, acquired Camis, Inc.

synopsis: Banyan Software, Inc., a company focused on acquiring, building, and growing great enterprise software businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Camis Inc., a company that provides reservation and facilities management solutions for government-operated parks and campgrounds across Canada and the US.
buyer: Banyan Software
Banyan Software acquires, builds, and grows great enterprise software businesses. With a permanent capital base, Banyan focuses on a buy and hold for life strategy for growing software companies that serve specialized markets. "
target: Camis, Inc.
Camis is a company that provides reservation and facilities management solutions for government-operated parks and campgrounds across Canada and the US. Headquartered in Ontario, Camis streamlines the entire visitor journey with efficient and intuitive websites, engagement tools and booking engines.
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closed 10/6/2021 via PR Web

Playtomic, acquired Kourts

synopsis: Playtomic, SL, Europe’s largest sports booking app, has acquired Kourts, Inc., a leading booking and club management software solution for tennis clubs. Kourts enables tennis facilities to operate, market, and grow their businesses. They also provide consumers with a mobile marketplace for finding and booking tennis courts and classes.
buyer: Playtomic
Playtomic is Europe’s largest sports booking app. Playtomic allows users to securely find and book tennis and padel courts, and football pitches. They offer over 9,000 courts and pitches from more than 1,000 sports clubs around Europe. "
target: Kourts
Kourts is a leading booking and club management software solution for tennis clubs. Kourts enables public and private tennis facilities to operate, market, and grow their businesses. They also provide consumers with a mobile marketplace for finding and booking tennis courts and classes.
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closed 2/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Beatport, acquired AMPsuite

synopsis: Beatport, an online music store focused on electronic music, has acquired AMPsuite, an integrated music royalty accounting, label management, and promotional system for record labels. AMPsuite provides a web-based system that simplifies royalty accounting and allows users to create customizable email promos and manage their business from anywhere.
buyer parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
buyer: Beatport
Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport today is the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. "
target: AMPsuite
AMPsuite is a fully integrated music royalty accounting, label management, and promotional system for record labels. AMPsuite provides a web-based, all-in-one system that simplifies royalty accounting and allows users to create customizable email promos and manage their business from anywhere.
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closed 5/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Beatport, acquired Labelradar Inc.

synopsis: Beatport has continued to grow their offerings for artists with the acquisition of LabelRadar. LabelRadar is a company that has built its reputation with artists as a valuable platform to introduce them to labels, notifying them immediately when their demo is listened to, and paving the way for them to get signed.
buyer parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
buyer: Beatport
Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport is the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. "
target: Labelradar Inc.
LabelRadar is a company that has built its reputation with artists as a valuable platform to introduce them to labels, notifying them immediately when their demo is listened to, and paving the way for them to get signed.
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closed 2/23/2022 via Company Press Release

Beatport, acquired AMPsuite

synopsis: Beatport, an online music store focused on electronic music, has acquired AMPsuite, an integrated music royalty accounting, label management, and promotional system for record labels. AMPsuite provides a web-based system that simplifies royalty accounting and allows users to create customizable email promos and manage their business from anywhere.
buyer parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
buyer: Beatport
Founded in 2004 as the principal source of music for DJs, Beatport today is the worldwide home of electronic music for DJs, producers, and their fans. The Beatport Store offers music in premium digital formats and provides unique music discovery tools created for and by DJs. "
target: AMPsuite
AMPsuite is a fully integrated music royalty accounting, label management, and promotional system for record labels. AMPsuite provides a web-based, all-in-one system that simplifies royalty accounting and allows users to create customizable email promos and manage their business from anywhere.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Loopmasters Ltd., purchased Beatport Sounds from Beatport

synopsis: Beatport, the world’s premier digital music store for DJs, has sold its Beatport Sounds business to Loopmasters, the leading online store for sound packs and plugins. Beatport Sounds allows clients to create their own sound with royalty free loops, samples, sound effects and patches.
buyer: Loopmasters Ltd.
Loopmasters is an English sound design record label based in Brighton, England. Loopmasters release and publish sample packs on the pro-audio market and cooperate with major software and hardware vendors including Akai, Pioneer, Roland and Serato. "
seller parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
seller: Beatport
Beatport Sounds allows clients to create their own sound with royalty free loops, samples, sound effects and patches. Elevate a set in the DJ booth, refine original tracks in the studio, and get inspired everywhere else music is played.
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closed 4/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Beatport, acquired Pulselocker

synopsis: Beatport, a provider of music downloads for DJs and club music enthusiasts, has acquired Pulselocker, a streaming service tailored to DJs. Pulselocker offers a Spotify-style streaming service licensed for DJ use. Users can search through Pulselocker's cloud-based library from within programs like rekordbox, and tracks can then be stored offline.
buyer parent: LiveStyle, Inc.
buyer: Beatport
Beatport provides electronic dance music downloads for DJs and club music enthusiasts. It allow its users to access the music through downloads in MP3, MP4, and WAV formats on a pay per download basis from a library of independent labels in techno, electro, trance and other dance music genres. "
target: Pulselocker
Pulselocker is a streaming service tailored to DJs. Pulselocker offers a Spotify-style streaming service licensed for DJ use. Users can search through Pulselocker's cloud-based library from within programs like Serato and rekordbox, and tracks can then be stored offline in a user's collection.
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announced 2/27/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Beatport

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc. announced it has agreed to acquire Beatport, the leading global online brand for DJs and fans of electronic dance music. With almost 40 million unique users per year, Beatport has become the premier on-line destination for dance music downloads, mixes, live DJ performances and news.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Beatport
Beatport is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Their flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists.
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closed 6/27/2016 via PR Newswire

See Tickets International, acquired Flavorus

synopsis: See Tickets, a subsidiary of Vivendi, a Paris-based international media and content business, and part of Vivendi Ticketing, announced the completion of the acquisition of Flavorus. Flavorus is a premier ticketing company supporting major festivals, concerts, nightclubs, and special events around the world.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: See Tickets International
See Tickets is a full service ticketing company offering a comprehensive suite of ticketing, marketing, customer relationship management and analytics tools. It is uniquely positioned to facilitate events of all sizes across all sectors including music, festival, sport, fair, comedy and trade shows."
target parent: Robert F.X. Sillerman
target: Flavorus
Flavorus is a leader in ticketing technology, customer service, on-site operations and event marketing. Flavorus is a premier ticketing company supporting major festivals, concerts, nightclubs, and special events around the world such as Electric Daisy Carnival, Red Bull, Electric Zoo, and others.
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SFX Entertainment, Inc., acquired Flavorus

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 that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Flavorus , one of the most innovative ticketing companies in the EMC industry.
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: Flavorus
Flavorus is a leader in ticketing technology, customer service, on-site operations and event marketing. Flavorus has more than 5,000 partners and is the go-to ticketing solution for EMC events including Electric Daisy Carnival, Hard Events, Pacha NYC, Beta Nightclub and other leading event brands.
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announced 2/27/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Beatport

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, Inc. announced it has agreed to acquire Beatport, the leading global online brand for DJs and fans of electronic dance music. With almost 40 million unique users per year, Beatport has become the premier on-line destination for dance music downloads, mixes, live DJ performances and news.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Beatport
Beatport is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Their flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists.
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closed 8/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

MelodyVR, acquired Napster

synopsis: MelodyVR is acquiring Rhapsody International, which does business as Napster. Napster is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
buyer: MelodyVR
MelodyVR is the destination for music in virtual reality. From the side of the stage, to deep in the crowd, lose yourself in a world of live performances, wherever you are. "
target parent: RealNetworks, Inc.
target: Napster
Rhapsody International, dba Napster, is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
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closed 12/7/2012 via PR Newswire

Max Sound Corporation, acquired Liquid Spins, Inc.

synopsis: Max Sound Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets of Liquid Spins, Inc. in exchange for ten million dollars in an all stock transaction. Liquid Spins is a digital media distribution company that specializes in QR code marketing, apparel merchandising, scratch-off codes and more.
buyer: Max Sound Corporation
Max Sound Corporation's MAXD™ Audio Process makes everything sound better and can convert any audio file to high definition quality while significantly reducing the file size. The company is based in Houston, TX. "
target: Liquid Spins, Inc.
Liquid Spins is an established digital media distribution company who has secured contracts with all major record labels in the United States including Sony, Universal, Warner, Emi, Red and Curb.
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Tesco Stores Limited, acquired WE7

synopsis: Tesco has bought the digital music service We7 for £10.8m as the retail giant moves further into home entertainment. The supermarket company has taken a 91% stake in London-based We7, with the remaining shares to be purchased within weeks. We7 boasts a catalogue of 11m music tracks and is available on iPad, iPhone and Android apps and on the web.
buyer: Tesco Stores Limited (LSE:TSCO:$76,795.61)
Tesco is a British multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the third-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues (after Wal-Mart and Carrefour) and the second-largest measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). "
target: WE7
We7 is an ad-supported music streaming service and integrated MP3 store based in the UK. We7 competes with streaming music sites Last.fm, Spotify, lala, and Imeem and with music search sites such as Seeqpod, Songza, Skreemr, Deezer, and HypeMachine.
price ($mm)
$17*
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closed 1/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Rhapsody International, acquired Napster

synopsis: Rhapsody announced its European expansion through the acquisition of Napster International, the first subscription (flat-rate) music service in Europe. Rhapsody will own and operate the Napster service in Germany and the United Kingdom.
buyer: Rhapsody International
The Rhapsody® digital music service gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than 13 million songs, whether they're listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. "
target parent: Best Buy
target: Napster
Napster offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music - anytime, anywhere. The company's flagship service, Napster, is the ultimate digital music package, offering unlimited on-demand music streaming.
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announced 12/15/2010 via Company Press Release

KDDI Corporation, will acquire KKBOX

synopsis: KDDI signed a definitive agreement to acquire KKBOX Inc, the digital music subscription service provider in Taiwan, from Skysoft Inc, which currently owns 100% share of the company.
buyer: KDDI Corporation (TSE:9433:$43,688.49)
KDDI CORPORATION is a Japan-based telecommunications company. The Company operates in three business segments. "
target: KKBOX
KKBOX Inc. provides online Chinese music services in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The company offers a multi-device digital music subscription service that features a Chinese song database and music tracks from music labels and publishers.
price ($mm)
$60*
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announced 9/15/2008 via BusinessWeek

Best Buy, will acquire Napster

synopsis: Best Buy Co., Inc. and Napster Inc. announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for Best Buy to commence a tender offer for all outstanding Napster shares at an aggregate purchase price of approximately $121 million.
buyer: Best Buy (BBY:$49,621.00)
With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe and China, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. "
target: Napster
Napster, the pioneer of digital music, offers the ultimate in interactive music experiences, creating better ways to discover, share, acquire and enjoy music -- anytime, anywhere. The Company's offerings include "Napster" (www.napster.com), "FreeNapster" (www.freeNapster.com) and "Napster Mobile".
price ($mm)
$121
rev ($mm)
$127
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/8/2007 via BusinessWire

CoMedia Corporation, will acquire Watchfire Music

synopsis: CoMedia Corporation will acquire all of the outstanding equity of Watchfire Music LLC, a privately held Los Angeles based web-centric music producer and distributor featuring Inspirational, Sacred, Spiritual and Christian music – selling single songs and CDs downloaded directly to consumers, affiliated ecommerce stores and retail sales.
buyer: CoMedia Corporation
CoMedia develops intellectual properties for our proprietary media platforms to create products, services and use our distribution channels to reach the tens-of-millions of people in our target markets. We are focused on building Social Networks around Sports Centric males in the 24 to 55 age group."
target: Watchfire Music
Watchfire has an established music catalogue and is licensing Christian Contemporary Music, the oldest and best known sound within Christian music, Gospel in all its forms, as well as Praise and Worship, a well established niche within Christian music.
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closed 3/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Trans World Entertainment, acquired Mix & Burn, LLC

synopsis: Trans World Entertainment Corporation, a leading entertainment specialty retailer and parent of f.y.e. (for your entertainment), announced today that it has acquired a controlling interest in Mix & Burn, LLC the leading provider of digital content services to retailers nationwide.
buyer: Trans World Entertainment (TWMC:$327.04)
Trans World Entertainment is a leading specialty retailer of music, video and video game products. The Company operates over 1,100 retail stores in the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and e-commerce sites. "
target: Mix & Burn, LLC
Using Mix & Burn's technology, consumers can mix and burn music CDs and download digital songs on demand, allowing the creation of customized playlists from an extensive catalog of new and old content.
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closed 11/3/2005 via BusinessWire

America Online, Inc., acquired MusicNow LLC

synopsis: Online music fans who love digital music have a new place to 'tune in' to discover, sample and buy music on the web after America Online, Inc., today announced that it has acquired the business of a digital music subscription company called MusicNow LLC.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: America Online, Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: MusicNow LLC
MusicNow operates a digital music service offering access to more than a million songs. Customers can listen to music streaming over the Internet or they can buy tracks and download them to their computer or portable music player. Files that are purchased and downloaded can also be burned to CDs.
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closed 2/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Motorola, Inc., acquired Soundbuzz Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Motorola, Inc. a global leader in mobile entertainment, has successfully completed its acquisition of Soundbuzz Pte., Ltd., a leading pan-Asian music provider. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Motorola, Inc. (MSI:$8,171.00)
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in wireless and broadband communications. The people of Motorola are committed to helping their customers to get and stay connected simply and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that they want and need. "
target: Soundbuzz Pte. Ltd.
Soundbuzz is Asia's largest online and mobile music company, with its 50-plus collective stores attracting the majority of online and wireless purchases. The company operates its own store, as well as providing content and/or technology infrastructure to partners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

entradium, acquired HipHopTickets

synopsis: Madrid-based entradium, the most powerful ticketing and sales management platform on the market, has acquired HipHopTickets.es, a company that offers tickets for concerts and events of hip hop, rap, urban and black music throughout Spain.
buyer: entradium
entradium is the most powerful ticketing and sales management platform on the market, and the cheapest. They are based in Madrid, Spain. "
target: HipHopTickets
HipHopTickets.es offers tickets for concerts and events of hip hop, rap, urban and black music throughout Spain.
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired tixCraft

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, has announced it will be expanding into Asia, by acquiring Tixcraft in Taiwan. Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is an American ticket sales and distribution company based in Beverly Hills, California with operations in many countries around the world. In 2010 it merged with Live Nation under the name Live Nation Entertainment. "
target: tixCraft
Founded in 2014 by KT Chiu, Tixcraft is Taiwan’s leading music ticketing platform working with the biggest promoters in Taiwan including B’in, Live Nation Taiwan and iMe Taiwan.
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announced 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, will acquire EMP Merchandising

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EMP Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH, one of Europe’s leading specialty music and entertainment merchandise e-tailers.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group (WMG:$5,301.00)
Warner Music Group is a global leader in national and international repertoire and home to some of the best-known labels in the recorded music industry. In addition to its U.S. labels, WMG operates through numerous affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. "
target parent: Sycamore Partners
target: EMP Merchandising
E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH operates as an online retailer. EMP are the largest mailorder supplier of rock and metal clothing and alternative merchandise in Europe.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sodero Gestion, acquired Woodbrass.com

synopsis: Sodero Gestion has acquired 55% of Woodbrass.com. Woodbrass.Com SAS engages in the online sale of musical instruments all over the world. It offers guitars, amplifiers, keyboards, drums and percussions, wind instruments, violins, home studios, Dj-lights, mics and wireless systems, effects and outboards, and more.
buyer: Sodero Gestion
Sodero Gestion is a private equity and venture capital arm of Caisse d'Epargne Bretagne-Pays de Loire specializing in seed, start-up, growth capital, recapitalization and buyout transactions. The firm usually invests in small and medium sized enterprises of all the sectors. "
target: Woodbrass.com
Woodbrass.Com SAS engages in the online sale of musical instruments all over the world. It offers guitars, amplifiers, keyboards, drums and percussions, wind instruments, violins, home studios, Dj-lights, mics and wireless systems, effects and outboards, and more.
price ($mm)
$5.69*
rev ($mm)
$49
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Sycamore Partners, acquired EMP Merchandising

synopsis: Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm based in New York, announced that it has acquired E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH, a Germany-based online retailer of rock music and entertainment-inspired apparel and accessories.
buyer: Sycamore Partners
Sycamore Partners is a private equity firm based in New York specializing in retail and consumer investments. The firm has more than $3.5 billion in capital under management. "
target: EMP Merchandising
E.M.P. Merchandising Handelsgesellschaft mbH operates as an online retailer. EMP are the largest mailorder supplier of rock and metal clothing and alternative merchandise in Europe.
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closed 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Ticketea, acquired Todaytickets GmbH

synopsis: Spanish ticketing startup Ticketea continues its mini shopping spree. The company, which claims to be the leading platform for event promotion and ticket selling in Spain, has acquired TodayTickets, the German last-minute ticket booking app, as a means to further expansion in Germany.
buyer: Ticketea
Ticketea is the leading DIY ticketing platform for Spanish Speaking countries. The service is designed to help small and medium size event organizers to promote their activities and sell their tickets. Ticketea is also suitable for free events distributing only invitations. "
target: Todaytickets GmbH
Todaytickets enables consumers to book last-minute deals for events with just three fingertips. At the same time, Todaytickets helps the live entertainment industry to monetize their unsold ticket inventory (up to 40% of the available tickets) last-minute.
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closed 6/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Max Media Group, acquired BB2Live.com

synopsis: Max Media Group, Inc., a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments, has closed the acquisition of the assets of www.BB2Live.com and the company's technology applications including Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Internet Radio, VOIP, and SMS text messaging.
buyer: Max Media Group (MXMI:$0.00)
Max Media Group, Inc. is a developer of online integrated digital publishing/distribution platforms for high-end internet consumer segments. Max Media's mission is to be the premier operator and developer of low cost high revenue online integrated publishing/interactive social networks. "
target: BB2Live.com
BB2Live's technology applications include Internet Radio Protocol, IPTV (Internet Television), VOIP and SMS text messaging. BB2Live has approximately 15 million subscribers and users of its various services.
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