Like Labelradar Inc.

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 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 2/16/2010 via PR Newswire

Moppet Management, acquired Harmony Online

synopsis: Harmony Online has been sold to Mike and Mary Dirr, owners of Moppet Management, Louisville, Kentucky. The Web-based business sells piano benches, musical instruments, music stands and cabinets, sheet music, stage lighting, and supplies to maintain instruments such as covers, oils, and polishes.
buyer: Moppet Management
Moppet Mangement located in Louisville, KY is owned by Mike and Mary Dirr. "
target: Harmony Online
Harmony Online in an online music supplies company that sells piano benches, musical instruments, music stands and cabinets, sheet music, stage lighting, and instrument maintenance supplies.
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closed 2/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hal Leonard Corporation, acquired SheetMusicPlus

synopsis: Hal Leonard Corp. has acquired music publication e-commerce site Sheet Music Plus. Sheet Music Plus operates an online sheet music store for musicians worldwide. It offers music books, music sheets, songbooks, music scores, choral sheet music, and more.
buyer parent: Seidler Equity Partners
buyer: Hal Leonard Corporation
Hal Leonard Corporation is a print music publishing company founded in 1947 headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. It is the largest sheet music publisher in the world. In its more than 200,000 available titles, Hal Leonard represents in print many of the world's best known artists. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: SheetMusicPlus
Sheet Music Plus operates an online sheet music store for musicians worldwide. It offers music books, music sheets, songbooks, music scores, choral sheet music, and more.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired StageBloc

synopsis: Global media company Fullscreen announced the acquisition of StageBloc, a premiere direct-to-fan technology platform. StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi- platform entertainment experiences. 600 million subscribers generate more than 5 billion video views across Fullscreen's global network each month. "
target: StageBloc
StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships. StageBloc helps consolidate digital identity into a single place and use the resulting data to gain new insights and make better business decisions.
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closed 5/22/2012 via PR Newswire

Alliance Entertainment Corp, acquired Audiolife

synopsis: Alliance Entertainment, LLC has acquired Audiolife, the music industry's leading direct-to-fan fulfillment company. Alliance Entertainment is the top distributor of home entertainment (audio and video) software in the U.S., the fourth-largest music account, and an accomplished distribution channel for apparel, hardware and accessories.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment offers an extensive product inventory (including CDs, DVDs, videos, video games and related merchandise), e-commerce fulfillment capabilities and innovative technology and support services for today's marketplace, including third party logistics services. "
target: Audiolife
Audiolife is a distribution and manufacturing platform that allows artists to reach their fans through digital and physical products, such as digital downloads, ringtones, CDs, merchandise, downloads, and promotional items.
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closed 3/5/2014 via Company Press Release

Beats Music, acquired Topspin Media

synopsis: Beats Music has acquired Topspin Media. More than 55,000 musicians, comedians, labels, managers and filmmakers use the Topspin Platform to grow their audience, communicate with fans, and sell music, video, merch and ticket bundles.
buyer: Beats Music
Beats Music is a new kind of streaming music service that focuses on providing a personalized music experience for each user through a unique blend of digital innovation and musical passion. "
target: Topspin Media
Founded in June 2007, Topspin is a leading-edge provider of marketing software and services that help artists and their partners build strong businesses and brands.
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closed 10/26/2017 via PR Newswire

Etix, Inc., acquired TicketBiscuit, LLC

synopsis: Etix, an international ticketing solutions provider, announced the growth acquisition of Alabama-based ticketing technology company, TicketBiscuit. TicketBiscuit provides online ticketing systems and innovative promotional and marketing solutions to hundreds of venues and promoters nationwide.
buyer: Etix, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Etix is an international, web-based ticketing service provider for the entertainment industry, processing more than 50 million tickets per year in 40 countries. Their mission is to provide superior ticketing, marketing and service solutions for their clients and their customers. "
target: TicketBiscuit, LLC
TicketBiscuit provides online ticketing systems and innovative promotional and marketing solutions to hundreds of venues and promoters nationwide. With system enhancements and new features added every two weeks, the company never stops innovating to help clients sell more tickets.
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closed 10/18/2017 via Market Wire

This is Global Limited, acquired AudioHQ LLC

synopsis: Global, the media & entertainment group, acquired AudioHQ as it expands its successful digital audio ad sales platform, called DAX. AudioHQ is a digital audio ad sales company, focused on developing a premium & exclusive advertising platform that connects advertisers with digital audio advertising inventory & integration opportunities
buyer: This is Global Limited
Global is home to some of the UK's biggest and best-loved radio stations. They also manage some of the best musical talent around, publish some of the biggest tracks in the charts, and run two of the freshest music TV channels there are. "
target: AudioHQ LLC
AudioHQ is a digital audio ad sales company, focused on developing a premium & exclusive advertising platform that connects advertisers with digital audio advertising inventory & integration opportunities across a targeted line-up of publisher partners.
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announced 9/30/2021 via BusinessWire

Epicor Software Corporation, will acquire CBC Computer Systems

synopsis: Epicor, a global leader of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire CBC Computer Systems and its industry-leading Decor Fusion Point-of-Sale software for Paint and Decorating retailers.
buyer parent: Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
buyer: Epicor Software Corporation
Epicor Software Corporation equips hard-working businesses with enterprise solutions that keep the world turning. For nearly 50 years, Epicor customers in the automotive, building supply, distribution, manufacturing, and retail industries have trusted Epicor to help them do business better. "
target: CBC Computer Systems
CBC Computer Systems offers the industry-leading Decor Fusion Point-of-Sale software for Paint and Decorating retailers.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Alpine SG, acquired ImageQuix

synopsis: ImageQuix, LLC, the leader in workflow and ecommerce solutions for high volume professional photography studios announced that it has joined Alpine SG, LLC, a group of market leading vertical SaaS companies operated by world-class leaders.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Alpine SG
Alpine SG is a group of leading software companies operated by world-class leadership teams. Alpine SG specializes in partnering with founders in best in class software companies in the middle market. Alpine SG is backed by Alpine Investors, a San Francisco based private equity firm. "
target: ImageQuix
Founded in 1997, ImageQuix has been serving the needs of professional photographers for 21 years, and is the leading provider of end-to-end workflow and ecommerce solutions in the high-volume photography industry.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Rival

synopsis: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., an American ticket sales and distribution company, has acquired Rival, a ticketing startup run by former Ticketmaster CEO, Nathan Hubbard. Rival's powerful, cutting edge software helps artists and teams make more money, meet all their fans, and keep everyone safer.
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: Rival
Rival is a technology company, not a traditional ticketing provider. Their powerful, cutting edge software helps artists and teams make more money, meet all their fans, and keep everyone safer.
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closed 7/11/2017 via Company Press Release

AudienceView, acquired TheaterMania.com

synopsis: AudienceView has acquired TheaterMania, including its OvationTix Software as a Service product as well as the TheaterMania.com and WhatsOnStage media brands. TheaterMania connects the theater industry with a mass consumer audience through comprehensive listings, news, reviews, interviews and video content, as well as through its ticketing system.
buyer: AudienceView
AudienceView is a complete entertainment business solutions provider. Their innovative and engaging software helps deliver exceptional in-venue and online customer experiences. Their self-serve, e-commerce, ticketing and events management portals enable success for events of all sizes or types. "
target: TheaterMania.com
Founded in 1999 to connect the theater industry with a mass consumer audience, TheaterMania features comprehensive listings, news, reviews, interviews and video content. TheaterMania also provides online marketing programs and ticketing services through its proprietary ticketing system, OvationTix.
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announced 6/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Learfield Communications, Inc., will acquire Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement

synopsis: Leading college sports marketer, Learfield, announces the acquisition of the Spectra’s Ticketing & Fan Engagement division from Comcast Spectacor. Learfield also announced that the company, a leader in providing ticketing, fundraising, marketing and analytics solutions to athletic and entertainment events, will once again be known as Paciolan.
buyer parent: Atairos Group, Inc.
buyer: Learfield Communications, Inc.
Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors' Cup."
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement
Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan) division is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions with over 37 years of experience serving more than 500 live entertainment organizations.
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closed 7/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., acquired Tickethour SA

synopsis: Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. company, has announced its acquisition of sports ticketing provider, the Tickethour Group. Specialising in event, entertainment and sports ticketing technology, Tickethour distributes over 8.5 million tickets per year on behalf of more than 65 clients.
buyer parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. (TKTM:$1,240.48)
Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing and marketing company. The company works with more than 10,000 clients across multiple event categories, connecting consumers across the globe to live entertainment. "
target: Tickethour SA
Tickethour provides flexible ticketing software. Their technology ensures that every client that they work with gets the solution they need, whatever the event. Their high-quality service and user-friendly ticketing systems put the customer first, making it easy for them to book the seats they want.
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closed 9/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Zedge Ltd, acquired Freeform Development, Inc.

synopsis: Zedge, a leading content platform for smartphone personalization, has acquired Freeform Development, a distribution platform that musicians and other artists can use to generate revenue by adopting a freemium monetization model. Freeform makes it easy for artists to create engaging mobile apps that attract fans by leading with free music.
buyer: Zedge Ltd (AMEX:ZDGE:$23.44)
Zedge is a content platform, and global leader in smartphone personalization, with more than 215 million app installs. People use Zedge to make their smartphones more personal; to express their emotions, tastes and interests using wallpapers, icons, widgets, ringtones and more. "
target: Freeform Development, Inc.
Freeform makes it easy for artists to create engaging mobile apps. Those apps attract the most fans by leading with free music. And those fans can become a source of recurring revenue. Freeform apps reimagine the digital listening experience, creating entire worlds for fans to discover.
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closed 11/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Flash Seats, acquired Vertical Alliance

synopsis: Flash Seats™, which revolutionized the secondary resale ticketing marketplace via paperless electronic ticketing technology and integrated relationship marketing tools, has acquired Dallas-based Vertical Alliance, which offers the most advanced primary ticketing solution available.
buyer: Flash Seats
Flash Seats™offers an innovative, cutting-edge solution combining electronic venue access, a branded marketplace for electronic event access rights, and a retail-class behavioral marketing system for the sports and entertainment industries. "
target: Vertical Alliance
Vertical Alliance offers a single integrated ticketing solution that increases venue yield per event while building customer loyalty. Integrate your ticketing (event and parking), merchandising and eCommerce. One platform. One universal database.
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closed 7/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

OpTic Gaming LLC, acquired Botisimo Inc.

synopsis: North American esports organization OpTic Gaming has acquired Botisimo, a streaming engagement tool that helps content creators and organizations manage and monetize live streams using automation, analytics and stream overlays, among other resources. Botisimo is used by over 30,000 streamers across multiple platforms.
buyer: OpTic Gaming LLC
OpTic Gaming is one of the most successful esports brands and a content creation powerhouse. Fueled by the passion from its global audience, OpTic has won a combined 47 championships and boasts a social media following of more than 24 million. "
target: Botisimo Inc.
Botisimo is the complete set of tools that every creator needs to manage, monetize, and grow their community across all major livestream and chat platforms. Botisimo lets creators engage with fans through its multi-platform chatbot and enhance streams with cloud-based stream overlays and alerts.
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announced 4/25/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Triller, Inc., will acquire Fangage

synopsis: Triller, the AI-powered open garden technology platform for creators, will acquire Amsterdam-based Fangage, the all-in-one solution for creators to reach and engage all their fans around the globe directly, host and sell exclusive content, and offer unique membership and subscription packages.
buyer parent: Proxima Media
buyer: Triller, Inc.
Triller is the AI-powered open garden technology platform for creators. Triller uses proprietary AI technology to push and track creators' content virally to affiliated and non-affiliated sites and networks, enabling them to reach millions of additional users. "
target: Fangage
Based in Amsterdam, Fangage is the all-in-one solution for creators to create their own platforms, reach 100% of their fans, and host & sell exclusive content & memberships. Fangage empowers creators to build their own platforms, increase fan engagement, and make more money from their passion.
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closed 12/5/2012 via PR Newswire

Lo-Q, acquired Accesso

synopsis: Lo-Q plc, provider of virtual queuing systems for theme parks and major attractions, announced that it has acquired privately-held accesso, a recognized leader in ticketing technology, e-commerce, mobile apps and payment processing. The transaction creates the premier technology solutions provider in the attractions and leisure industry.
buyer: Lo-Q (AIM:ACSO:$102.51)
Lo-Q is the creator of a virtual queuing system for theme parks, water parks and other leisure attractions that allows users to queue without waiting in line. "
target: Accesso
Based in Central Florida, accesso is recognized as the attractions industry's leading provider of ticketing solutions offering a range of proprietary, fully-hosted ticketing, ecommerce, mobile and payment processing solutions to more than 100 leading venues across North America.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
26.5x
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 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:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Beatport
Beatport is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Their flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists.
price ($mm)[EV]
$52 [$39]
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$48
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$0
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104.3x
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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closed 4/10/2014 via BusinessWire

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:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Beatport
Beatport is the world’s leading online provider of music, tools and resources customized for the unique needs and demands of DJs. Their flagship digital music service features high-definition dance tracks—from the latest exclusives to deep catalogue cuts—by the world’s top and emerging artists.
price ($mm)[EV]
$52 [$39]
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$48
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$0
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104.3x
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.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$70]
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$113
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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.
price ($mm)[EV]
$9.26 [$9.45]
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$0
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closed 6/14/2012 via BNC Analysis

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.
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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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