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closed 5/17/2022 via BusinessWire

Candle Media, acquired ATTN:

synopsis: Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. has acquired ATTN:, a leading purpose-driven, social storytelling company.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Candle Media
Candle Media is a next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone. Candle is an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. "
target: ATTN:
ATTN: is a media company that bridges entertainment with topical issues to explain the world around us. They are leaders when it comes to reaching people who want context on the issues and conversations that matter to them.
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announced 1/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Tomorrow (Shanghai) Ltd will be merged with MediaMonks B.V.,

synopsis: Tomorrow, an award-winning Shanghai-based creative agency, will merge with MediaMonks, a global creative production partner. Tomorrow blends creative, social and production capabilities into campaigns and content that make Chinese youth fall in love with the brands they work with.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, MediaMonks is a global creative production partner. They work with the world’s leading agencies, biggest brands and innovative media and technology companies. They turn ideas, strategy and IP into award-winning campaigns, film, content, products and platforms. "
target: Tomorrow (Shanghai) Ltd
Tomorrow is an award-winning creative agency in China. Tomorrow blends creative, social and production capabilities into campaigns and content that make Chinese youth fall in love with the brands they work with. They offer services for digital campaigns, social content, production, and more.
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$3.12
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announced 10/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Wondr Gaming, will acquire JoyBox Media Inc.

synopsis: Wondr Gaming Corp., a Canadian company that builds partnerships with the esports and music industries, will acquire JoyBox Media Inc., a marketing agency in Canada. JoyBox guides brands through the latest trends to market to Gen-Z. They create meaningful communities across digital through paid media, influencer campaigns, and viral content.
buyer: Wondr Gaming (CNSX:WDR:$0.00)
Based in Toronto, Wondr Gaming builds partnerships and fosters community within the esports, professional sports, and music industries. Its business model unites brands and the global gaming community through loyalty & rewards, augmented reality, influencer advocacy, and tournament platform silos. "
target: JoyBox Media Inc.
JoyBox Media is a media network and marketing agency in Canada. JoyBox guides brands through the latest trends to market to Gen-Z. They work with celebrities, brands, and creators to create meaningful communities across digital through paid media, influencer campaigns, and viral content.
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$1.21
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closed 11/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired Mic Network Inc.

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher for millennial women, has acquired Mic, a leading digital news company geared towards millennials. Mic reports on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Every month, nearly 80 million readers turn to Bustle Digital Group publications — Bustle, Romper, Elite Daily, and The Zoe Report — for impactful conversation around the interests and issues engaging women today. "
target: Mic Network Inc.
Mic is a leading digital news company geared towards millennials. Mic reaches a monthly audience of 50 million with original reporting on the most important issues and diverse perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and give voice to the underrepresented.
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$5.00
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closed 5/17/2022 via BusinessWire

Candle Media, acquired ATTN:

synopsis: Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. has acquired ATTN:, a leading purpose-driven, social storytelling company.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Candle Media
Candle Media is a next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone. Candle is an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. "
target: ATTN:
ATTN: is a media company that bridges entertainment with topical issues to explain the world around us. They are leaders when it comes to reaching people who want context on the issues and conversations that matter to them.
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closed 5/24/2022 via BusinessWire

Candle Media, acquired Exile Content Studio

synopsis: Candle Media, the next-generation media company run by Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, announced the acquisition of Exile Content Studio, a global entertainment company creating premium content for the more than 550 million Spanish-speakers worldwide.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Candle Media
Candle Media is a next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone. Candle is an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. "
target: Exile Content Studio
Exile Content Studio creates content in Spanish and English for a global audience across multiple platforms — TV, Film, Audio and Digital.
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closed 5/17/2022 via BusinessWire

Candle Media, acquired ATTN:

synopsis: Candle Media, an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. has acquired ATTN:, a leading purpose-driven, social storytelling company.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Candle Media
Candle Media is a next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone. Candle is an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. "
target: ATTN:
ATTN: is a media company that bridges entertainment with topical issues to explain the world around us. They are leaders when it comes to reaching people who want context on the issues and conversations that matter to them.
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closed 1/11/2022 via Company Press Release

Candle Media, acquired Faraway Road Productions

synopsis: Candle Media, the next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, announced it has acquired Faraway Road Productions. Founded by Lior Raz & Avi Issacharoff, the creators of FAUDA and Hit & Run, Faraway Road Productions is a global media and entertainment company.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Candle Media
Candle Media is a next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone. Candle is an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. "
target: Faraway Road Productions
Founded and led by award-winning creators, Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, Faraway Road is a global media company producing bold and engaging original content. Faraway Road is best known for creating and producing the critically acclaimed series FAUDA, a political thriller in which Raz also stars.
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closed 11/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Candle Media, acquired Moonbug

synopsis: Moonbug Entertainment Ltd., the digital-first, global children’s entertainment company, announced it has been acquired Candle Media, a media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Candle Media
Candle Media is a next-generation media company run by leading entertainment executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs and backed by investment capital from Blackstone. Candle is an independent, creator-friendly home for cutting-edge, high-quality, category-defining brands and franchises. "
target: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills.
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$2,750
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closed 8/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Eagle Pictures, acquired 302 Original Content

synopsis: Eagle Pictures, a leading film production and distribution company in Italy, has acquired 302 Original Content from Euro Media Group (EMG), a global provider of broadcast services and media solutions. 302 Original Content is an independent film and TV production company in Italy that brings stories to life for national and international audiences.
buyer: Eagle Pictures
Eagle Pictures is a leading film production and distribution company in Italy. Eagle Pictures is focused on film production and acquiring rights to distribute films through various channels, including cinema, home video, television, and digital media. "
target parent: PAI Partners
target: 302 Original Content
302 Original Content is an independent film and TV production company in Italy. 302 Original Content produces beautiful content that brings stories to life for national and international audiences. Their productions include My Brother and I, Marta & Eva, and My Centerfold Girls.
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closed 8/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Zinc Media, acquired The Edge Picture Company

synopsis: Zinc Media, a cross-platform media agency, has acquired The Edge Picture Co Ltd, a film production and marketing agency that produces corporate and brand films, as well as e-Learning and training films.
buyer: Zinc Media (AIM:TAL:$21.19)
Zinc Media is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications. "
target: The Edge Picture Company
The Edge Picture Co Ltd is a film production and marketing agency that produces corporate and brand films, as well as e-Learning and training films.
price ($mm)
$2.56
rev ($mm)
$10
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$1
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8.4x
closed 7/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

NEWEN, acquired Rise Films Limited

synopsis: Newen Studios, the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, has acquired majority stake in Rise Films, an award-winning production company in the UK. Rise Films produces films and television programs for broadcasters and partners around the world. Their productions include The Invisible War, Icarus, Knuckle, Dreamcatcher, and more.
buyer parent: TF1 Group
buyer: NEWEN
Newen is the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, with a strong international presence. Newen creates programs for all players in the sector, from public and private channels to digital platforms. Newen is also a major player in audiovisual distribution in France and abroad. "
target: Rise Films Limited
Rise Films is an award-winning production company in the UK. Rise Films has produced films and television programs for broadcasters and partners such as BBC, Channel 4, PBS, Showtime and HBO. Their productions include The Invisible War, The Interrupters, Icarus, Knuckle, Dreamcatcher, and more.
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closed 7/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

The North Road Company, acquired Red Arrow Studios

synopsis: The North Road Company, a global, multi-genre production studio, has acquired Red Arrow Studios from ProSiebenSat.1, a leading German media group. Red Arrow Studios is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. The studio creates scripted and non-scripted TV and film content for global networks and platforms.
buyer: The North Road Company
The North Road Company is a global, multi-genre studio that produces scripted, documentary, and non-scripted film and TV content across the United States and international markets. North Road is comprised of market-leading production entities, including Chernin Entertainment and Words + Pictures. "
target parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
target: Red Arrow Studios (:$3,365.78)
Red Arrow Studios is one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. Red Arrow Studios creates scripted and non-scripted TV and film content for global networks and platforms. Their shows include Married at First Sight, A League of Their Own, Vienna Blood, and more.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$231
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
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0.9x
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27.0x
announced 5/25/2022 via Company Press Release

108 Media, will acquire Revolution Media

synopsis: 108 Media, a global media company, will acquire Revolution Media, a film and TV production company in Malaysia. Revolution Media aims to to develop, produce and distribute high quality television series and feature films for global audiences. Their titles include The Ghost Bride, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Tombirou, and more.
buyer: 108 Media
108 Media is a global media company focused on emerging markets and cross-cultural content solutions. 108 Media is a studio, financier and global sales agent that turns ideas and concepts into beautiful TV shows and films. Their projects include Caraoke Showdown, Blow Back, Mrs Raffles, and more. "
target: Revolution Media
Revolution Media is a film and TV production company in Malaysia. Revolution Media aims to to develop, produce and distribute high quality television series and feature films for global audiences. Their titles include The Ghost Bride, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Tombirou, and more.
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closed 5/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Winvest Group Ltd., acquired The Catalyst Group Entertainment, LLC and IQI Media Inc.

synopsis: Winvest Group Ltd, an investment holding company, has acquired media production companies The Catalyst Group Entertainment, LLC and IQI Media Inc. The Catalyst Group finances and produces films. Their titles include To The Bone, Inheritance, and more. iQi Media produces videos for advertising agencies. The company also produces feature films.
buyer: Winvest Group Ltd. (OTCPK:WNLV:$0.00)
Winvest Group Ltd is an investment holding company that offers diverse portfolios via its operating subsidiaries. The Group is engaged in crypto investment, production and filming investment, travel services, payment solutions, renewable energy sources, emerging technologies, and more. "
target: The Catalyst Group Entertainment, LLC and IQI Media Inc.
The Catalyst Group and iQi Media are media production companies. The Catalyst Group finances and produces films. Their titles include To The Bone, Hour of Lead, Inheritance, and more. iQi Media produces small and large scale videos for advertising agencies. The company also produces feature films.
price ($mm)
$1.98
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closed 5/18/2022 via BNC Analysis

Fremantle, acquired Element Pictures

synopsis: Fremantle, one the largest producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world, has acquired a majority stake in Element Pictures, an Irish film production company. Element Pictures collaborates with with talented creatives to produce films and television shows. Their productions include Normal People, Room, Herself and more.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Fremantle
Fremantle is one the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. Fremantle produces over 12,000 hours of original programming, rolls out more than 60 formats and airs 450 programmes a year worldwide. "
target: Element Pictures
Element Pictures is an Irish film production company. Element Pictures collaborates with with bold, talented creatives to produce films and television shows. Their productions include Normal People, Room, Herself, The Little Stranger, A Date for Mad Mary, and more.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Banijay Group, acquired Groenlandia Group

synopsis: Banijay, a global production and distribution company, has acquired Groenlandia Group, a leading production group in Italy. Groenlandia Group creates high quality films, TV series, documentaries, non-fction shows, and shorts. Their productions include Romulus, Rose Island, The Hanging Sun, Portrait of My Father, Return Ticket and more.
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Groenlandia Group
Groenlandia Group is a leading production group in Italy. Groenlandia Group creates high quality films, TV series, documentaries, non-fction shows, and shorts. Their productions include Romulus, Rose Island, The Hanging Sun, Portrait of My Father, Return Ticket and more.
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closed 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Fox Corporation, acquired MarVista Entertainment, LLC

synopsis: Fox Entertainment has acquired MarVista Entertainment, a studio that specializes in, among other things, production for digital platforms. Los Angeles-based MarVista Entertainment is a leading global entertainment content studio that produces and distributes a variety of cost-efficient content across the world.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: MarVista Entertainment, LLC
Los Angeles-based MarVista Entertainment is a leading global entertainment content studio that produces and distributes a variety of cost-efficient content across the world.
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closed 10/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, acquired Locomotive Global Inc.

synopsis: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, an operator of advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVoD) networks, has acquired a majority stake in Locomotive Global, a production company based in India. Locomotive Global develops, produces and distributes original scripted premium television and film projects for Indian audiences.
buyer: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE:$110.40)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. They also curate, produce and distribute long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit. "
target: Locomotive Global Inc.
Locomotive Global is a production company based in India. Locomotive Global develops, produces and distributes original scripted premium television and film projects for Indian audiences. Their projects are grounded in Indian stories and storytelling, but are produced with global sensibilities.
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

NEWEN, acquired Flare Film

synopsis: Newen, a French production group, has acquired a majority stake in Flare Film, a film production company in Germany. Flare Film produces both documentaries and feature films for the national and international market. Their titles include Berlin Bouncer, Bliss, Kids Run, and more.
buyer parent: TF1 Group
buyer: NEWEN
Newen is the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, with a strong international presence. Newen creates programs for all players in the sector, from public and private channels to digital platforms. Newen is also a major player in audiovisual distribution in France and abroad. "
target: Flare Film
Flare Film is a film production company in Germany. Flare Film produces both documentaries and feature films for the national and international market. They create films that challenge the mind, move the heart and entertain the soul. Their titles include Berlin Bouncer, Bliss, Kids Run, and more.
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announced 8/25/2021 via PR Newswire

Coinllectibles, will acquire Phoenix Waters Productions

synopsis: Coinllectibles, an Arts and Collectibles Technology company in Singapore, will acquire Phoenix Waters Productions, a film and TV production company based in the UK. Phoenix Waters Productions aims to tell stories that enrich the mind and create meaningful social change in the process. Their titles include The Escort, Identity, Night Ride, and more.
buyer: Coinllectibles
Coinllectibles is an ACT (Arts and Collectibles Technology) company in Singapore. Coinllectibles' minted curated Fusion NFTs capture all the rights and independent valuation and ownership of physical arts and collectibles, securely underpinned by smart contracts stored on the blockchain. "
target: Phoenix Waters Productions
Phoenix Waters Productions is a film and TV production company based in the UK. Phoenix Waters Productions aims to tell stories that enrich the mind and create meaningful social change in the process. Their titles include The Escort, Home Invasion, Identity, Night Ride, and more.
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closed 7/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aurora Studios, acquired Helsinki-filmi

synopsis: Aurora Studios, a dynamic, solution-focused, and service-oriented Nordic distribution and production company, has acquired Helsinki-filmi, an independent film production company in Finland. Helsinki-filmi produces passionate films that win over both the audience and the critics. Their productions include Tove, Tom of Finland, Lost Boys, and more.
buyer: Aurora Studios
Aurora Studios is a dynamic, solution-focused, and service-oriented Nordic distribution and production company. Aurora Studios is specialised in developing, producing, distributing and financing high-quality feature films and TV-series that resonate and spark passionate discussion. "
target: Helsinki-filmi
Helsinki-filmi is an independent film production company in Finland. Helsinki-filmi produces passionate films that win over both the audience and the critics. Their productions include Tove, Tom of Finland, Lost Boys, Dogs Don't Wear Pants, Lucky One, and more.
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closed 5/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, acquired Sonar Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc., one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, has acquired the film and television assets of Sonar Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent entertainment studio that develops, produces, finances and distributes premium content for global audiences.
buyer: Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSSE:$110.40)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. They also curate, produce and distribute long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit. "
target: Sonar Entertainment, Inc.
Sonar Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment studio that develops, produces, finances and distributes premium content for global audiences. Sonar Entertainment is the company behind such series as FX’s Taboo and AMC’s The Son.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Hera Pheri Films

synopsis: ShareChat, an Indian social media group, has acquired Hera Pheri Films (HPF Films), a video production company in India. HPF Films produces short films, web series, advertisements and feature films. Their films include Transition Cost, The Dating Scientist, Zindagi Express and more. The studio has produced advertisements for ShareChat and OkCredit.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Hera Pheri Films
Hera Pheri Films (HPF Films) is a video production company in India. HPF Films produces short films, web series, advertisements, and feature films. Their films include Transition Cost, The Dating Scientist, Zindagi Express and more. The studio has produced advertisements for ShareChat and OkCredit.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Groupe M6, acquired Epithète Films

synopsis: M6 Group has acquired Epithète Films, a France-based independent feature film production company created in 1985 that holds a catalogue of 25 feature films, such as the Belle et Sébastien trilogy, Malabar Princess, Ridicule, La jeune fille et les loups, Tu seras mon fils.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Groupe M6 (ENXTPA:MMT:$1,509.17)
Groupe M6 is a French television and multimedia group built around M6, a free-to-air commercial TV channel that is renowned for being innovative, daring and positive. The group offers a wide range of programmes, products and services on a variety of media devices: television, internet and mobile. "
target: Epithète Films
Epithète Films is an independent feature film production company created in 1985 and managed by Frédéric Brillion and Gilles Legrand. They are based in Paris, France.
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closed 5/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HQ Global Education, Inc., acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.

synopsis: HQ Global Education, Inc. has acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc., a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
buyer: HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTCPK:HQGE:$56.84)
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning. "
target: Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.
Big M Entertainment is a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
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closed 7/30/2020 via BusinessWire

STX Entertainment merged with Eros International Plc,

synopsis: Eros International, a global Indian entertainment company and STX Filmworks, Inc., a global, next generation media company, have completed their merger to create the first publicly traded, independent content and distribution company with global reach and unique positions in the US, India and China.
buyer: Eros International Plc (EROS:$196.38)
Eros International Plc is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, which co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language films in multiple formats worldwide. "
target: STX Entertainment
STX Entertainment is a fully integrated, diversified, global media company designed from inception to unlock value from the 21st century’s changed media landscape.
price ($mm)
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$400
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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announced 4/13/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Atif Holdings Limited, will acquire Leaping Group Co., Ltd.

synopsis: ATIF Holdings Limited, a Shenzen based provider of financial consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia, will acquire Leaping Group Co., Ltd. Headquartered in Shenyang, China, Leaping Group specializes in multi-channel advertising, event planning and execution, film and TV program production, and movie theater operation.
buyer: Atif Holdings Limited (ATIF:$3.08)
Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, ATIF is a company providing financial consulting services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia. The Company’s core businesses include going public consulting services, international financial consulting services, and financial media services. "
target: Leaping Group Co., Ltd.
Leaping Group is a Chinese multimedia service provider that has close business relationships with national advertising clients in China. The Company engages in business areas of multi-channel advertising, event planning and execution, film and TV program production, and movie theater operation.
price ($mm)[EV]
$12 [$12]*
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
3.3x
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5.6x
closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

DATSIT Sphere, acquired Sienna Films

synopsis: Sienna Films, producer of Hulu's Cardinal, has been sold to Datsit Sphere by Kew Media Group. Based in Canada, Sienna develops and produces feature films and television series for international audiences. Their feature films have been box office successes. Sienna’s TV series have garnered top ratings in Canada and abroad.
buyer: DATSIT Sphere
DATSIT Sphere is a Canadian TV and film content producer and distributor. DATSIT Sphere generates a wide range of high-end content for the domestic and international markets, covering all genres, from documentaries to feature films, including scripted TV series, game shows, 2D animation and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Sienna Films
Based in Canada, Sienna develops and produces feature films and television series for international audiences. Their feature films have been box office successes. Sienna’s TV series have garnered top ratings in Canada and abroad.
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Ticker: SHSE:600977
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Film Co., Ltd.
China Film Co., Ltd. engages in the production and distribution of films in China. The company also produces television programs; operates and manages theaters; and provides film screening, marketing, and brokerage services.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,125.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.05
EBIT ($mm)
$181.35
Net Income ($mm)
$151.78
Employees
3776
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Ticker: BME:TL5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediaset España
Mediaset España
Mediaset España is a Spanish television network and media production company. Mediaset España is the main content producer in Spain and has the most watched channels. Their channels include Telecino, Cuatro, Divinity, and more. The company also produces feature films.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$974.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$254.59
EBIT ($mm)
$234.29
Net Income ($mm)
$181.18
Employees
1541
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Ticker: 300027
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation engages in the production, issuing, and derivative businesses of movies, television plays, and music in China and internationally.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$607.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$125.44
EBIT ($mm)
$114.91
Net Income ($mm)
$116.24
Employees
2329
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Ticker: EROS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eros International Plc
Eros International Plc
Eros International Plc is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, which co-produces, acquires and distributes Indian language films in multiple formats worldwide.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$196.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($59.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
396
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ECP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EuropaCorp
EuropaCorp is a fully integrated studio that both produces and distributes feature films in France and worldwide. Over 15 years, EuropaCorp has produced or coproduced over 90 films, and distributed nearly 130 films in French theatres.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$169.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($143.52)
EBIT ($mm)
($146.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: CSSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a media company building online video-on-demand (“VOD”) networks that provide positive and entertaining video content for all screens. They also curate, produce and distribute long- and short-form video content that brings out the best of the human spirit.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$110.40
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.67)
EBIT ($mm)
($46.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:HQGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HQ Global Education, Inc.
HQ Global Education, Inc.
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$56.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.84
EBIT ($mm)
$17.03
Net Income ($mm)
$16.83
Employees
2081
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Ticker: SEHK:1046
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Universe International Holdings Ltd.
Universe International Holdings Ltd.
Universe International Group is principally engaged in film and TV series production, artist management, music and video distribution, film licensing and sub-licensing.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$38.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.22
EBIT ($mm)
$26.09
Net Income ($mm)
$20.90
Employees
52
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Ticker: SEHK:1326
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pegasus Entertainment Holdings Limited
Pegasus Entertainment Holdings Limited
Pegasus is principally engaged in films and television series production, distribution and licensing of film rights in Hong Kong, the PRC and South East Asia.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$18.31
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
42
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Ticker: MDNT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Medient Studios
Medient Studios
Medient Studios, Inc. is an entertainment content creation company with a strong presence in North America, Europe and India. Medient's management team has approximately 150 years of experience in the motion picture industry and is responsible for producing and/or financing over 250 movies.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.18
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.08
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: EFGU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Empire Film Group, Inc.
Empire Film Group, Inc. is a fully-integrated digital media, film and television production and distribution company with capabilities to reach theatrical, video, television, video-on-demand for the worldwide markets.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.33
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.10
Net Income ($mm)
$0.08
Employees
7
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Ticker: SAPX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seven Arts Pictures PLC
Seven Arts Pictures PLC
Seven Arts Entertainment Inc. is a global diversified company with wireless communications and motion picture production assets. Seven Arts vertically integrated portfolio of solutions target a diverse array of enterprises and multiple disciplines.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$0.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.14)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCBB: MMEGD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc.
Momentous Entertainment Group, Inc. (MMEG) is a social platform gaming, ecommerce and digital media company focused on providing unique and entertaining experiences for its subscribers and members on a global scale.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.14
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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Ticker: YVR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liquid Media Group Ltd.
Liquid Media Group Ltd.
Liquid Media Group is a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms. The group creates and delivers creative content for film, television, gaming and AR/VR through its network of shared services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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