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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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announced 9/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Logitech International, will acquire Streamlabs

synopsis: Logitech International, a multi-brand product company for music, gaming, video, and computing, will acquire Streamlabs, a leader in software and tools for live streaming. Streamlabs allows game streamers to engage with viewers, grow their brands and channels, and monetize their broadcasts across platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook.
buyer: Logitech International (LOGI:$2,824.07)
Logitech is a multi-brand company that designs products that bring people together and connects them to digital experiences through music, gaming, video, and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Blue Microphones "
target: Streamlabs
Streamlabs is the leading provider of tools for professional streamers. Founded in 2014, its groundbreaking software, Streamlabs OBS, offers the largest set of features that content creators use to grow their audiences, engage with fans, and monetize their streams.
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$89
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closed 10/29/2020 via BusinessWire

Branded Entertainment Network, acquired TubeBuddy

synopsis: BEN, the entertainment AI company, has acquired TubeBuddy, the largest platform to help YouTube creators optimize their audience and channel growth. With the acquisition of TubeBuddy, BEN will extend its resources directly to the creator community, helping them to grow and monetize their content initiatives.
buyer: Branded Entertainment Network
BEN Group is an entertainment AI company that places brands into influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content. BEN Group consists of the world’s largest influencer marketing business, the world’s largest product placement agency, and Greenlight, a global rights and licensing business. "
target: TubeBuddy
TubeBuddy has become the largest platform for YouTube channel management, optimization, and audience growth, helping millions of creators with a wide range of tools, including keyword research, thumbnail generation, A/B testing, bulk processing, and advanced analytics.
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closed 4/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

Jellysmack, acquired AMA Digital

synopsis: Creator economy startup Jellysmack has acquired AMA Digital, a Chicago-based YouTube analytics company. Founded in 2019 by Mateo Price, AMA claims to use proprietary data and technology to help YouTubers increase their revenue and viewership.
buyer: Jellysmack
Jellysmack is the global creator company that detects and develops the world's most talented video creators through technology. The company's proprietary data and video optimization tools drive social audience growth, unlocking new revenue streams and amplifying monetization. "
target: AMA Digital
AMA Digital is a Chicago-based YouTube analytics company. Founded in 2019 by Mateo Price, AMA claims to use proprietary data and technology to help YouTubers increase their revenue and viewership. The company says it has generated millions of dollars in incremental revenue for its creators.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lightstream, Inc., acquired GameWisp

synopsis: Lightstream, an innovator in live streaming technology, has acquired Gamewisp, a monetisation platform for streamers. Gamewisp provides subscription tools that make it easy for streamers to engage and reward their subscribers. Their platform enable streamers to create up to 6 fully customizable subscription tiers and manage subscription benefits.
buyer: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a Chicago-based startup built with a true passion for live video production, gaming and supporting the explosive growth of creators and their communities. Its cloud-based technology and products transform difficult technical hurdles into streamlined workflows. "
target: GameWisp
Gamewisp is a monetisation platform for streamers. Gamewisp provides subscription tools that make it easy for streamers to engage and reward their subscribers. Their platform enable streamers to create up to 6 fully customizable subscription tiers and manage subscription benefits.
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closed 6/11/2020 via BusinessWire

WeCommerce, acquired Foursixty Inc.

synopsis: WeCommerce, a Canadian e-commerce technology holding company, has acquired Foursixty Inc., a leading partner in the Shopify and Instagram ecosystems based in Toronto, Canada. Foursixty is a pioneer and leader in the social commerce space, helping thousands of the world’s most popular direct-to-consumer brands monetize their Instagram content.
buyer: WeCommerce (TSXV:WE:$25.44)
Canada-based WeCommerce operates a portfolio of companies focused on delivering products and services within the Shopify ecommerce ecosystem. WeCommerce has earned a reputation of being founder friendly with a straightforward approach to buying and operating portfolio companies. "
target: Foursixty Inc.
Foursixty is a leading partner in the Shopify and Instagram ecosystems based in Toronto, Canada. Foursixty is a pioneer and leader in the social commerce space, helping thousands of the world’s most popular direct-to-consumer brands monetize their Instagram content.
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announced 3/28/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Triller, Inc., will acquire JuliusWorks, Inc.

synopsis: Triller, the AI-powered open garden technology platform for creators, announced that it had agreed to acquire Julius, a leading influencer marketing software platform. Its proprietary technology serves enterprise clients’ unique needs in identifying, activating, accurately measuring, and gaining the best value on their campaigns.
buyer parent: Proxima Media
buyer: Triller, Inc.
Triller is an AI-powered music video app. Triller allows users to create professional-looking videos in a matter of seconds. The app provides over 100 video filters and makes it easy to create and share videos through various social media channels. "
target: JuliusWorks, Inc.
Julius is an influencer-marketing platform offering scalable full-funnel solutions driven by data. Its proprietary technology serves enterprise clients’ unique needs in identifying, activating, accurately measuring, and gaining the best value on their campaigns.
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announced 7/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Vobile, Inc., will purchase RightsID and ChannelID from ZEFR, Inc.

synopsis: Vobile Group, the leading choice for the protection, measurement and monetization of video content, announced an agreement under which Vobile will acquire the RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business, from ZEFR, the leading contextual targeting platform for brands.
buyer: Vobile, Inc. (SEHK:3738:$15.23)
Vobile is the premier, trusted provider for protecting, measuring and monetizing online video content. They create technology solutions for content owners and distributors through their SaaS platform. With Vobile, users can reduce infringement-related revenue loss and increase video distribution. "
seller: ZEFR, Inc.
Zefr’s platform develops nuanced, dynamic targeting on the most brand-relevant videos for YouTube. Zefr owns RightsID, a copyright management business, and ChannelID, a YouTube channel management business.
price ($mm)
$90
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$40
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2.3x
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Visaic, Inc., acquired Yare Media Group Inc.

synopsis: Visaic, Inc., a provider of cloud-based content delivery solutions announced the acquisition of successful Vancouver-based streaming platform company YARE Media. Yare provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in entertainment.
buyer: Visaic, Inc.
Formed by a team of streaming industry veterans, Visaic operates a live and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) platform for distribution and monetization of content worldwide and offers cinemas a rich portfolio of live internationally recognized sports and events such as: soccer, basketball, and more. "
target: Yare Media Group Inc.
Yare is a streaming media company headquartered in Vancouver, BC. Yare provides solutions to address changing content distribution models in entertainment. The company focuses on helping organizations implement market strategies that generate new over-the-top (OTT) digital revenues.
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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 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 5/12/2022 via PR Newswire

LiveU Ltd, acquired Easy Live Inc.

synopsis: LiveU has acquired easylive.io as part of its strategy to expand its cloud video platform. easylive.io provides a live streaming production studio in the browser, allowing users to mix any type of content into live stream videos and distribute them to the widest audience, creating innovative and interactive live experiences.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: LiveU Ltd
LiveU is shaping the future of live video, powering video production workflows and cloud services for news, sports, and other verticals. LiveU offers the highest quality, reliable and cost-effective end-to-end solutions for all types of live productions – producing more for less. "
target: Easy Live Inc.
easylive.io is a pioneer company in the live streaming market. Its all-in-one cloud based live streaming production studio allows users to combine all the tools needed to edit, mix and broadcast live streams by operating from the client's browser and in an entirely collaborative environment.
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closed 1/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Hopin, acquired StreamYard, Inc.

synopsis: Hopin, a leading virtual events platform, announced that it has acquired StreamYard, a live video streaming studio that allows content creators to produce professional-quality video streaming experiences. The purchase will allow Hopin to provide advanced video production features to Hopin event organizers.
buyer: Hopin
Hopin, based in the UK, is the first all-in-one live virtual events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world. With Hopin, their customers can create live virtual and hybrid events that are interactive and immersive. "
target: StreamYard, Inc.
StreamYard provides a live video streaming studio that allows content creators to produce professional-quality streaming experiences.StreamYard’s cloud-based solution makes it easy to create graphically-rich branded experiences, host multiple guests at once, and engage with viewers.
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$250
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closed 2/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Elgato, acquired Visuals By Impulse, LLC

synopsis: Corsair Gaming, Inc., a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and creators, has acquired Visuals by Impulse, the world’s premium design platform for creators, which will join CORSAIR under its existing Elgato brand.
buyer parent: Corsair
buyer: Elgato
Elgato is a brand of consumer technology products. The brand was manufactured and designed by Elgato Systems, founded in 2010 by Markus Fest and is headquartered in Munich, Germany, until 2018 when the brand was sold to Corsair. "
target: Visuals By Impulse, LLC
Founded in 2015, Visuals by Impulse (VBI) provides professional design for creators on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming. Streamers around the world use VBI overlays, alerts, and widgets to customize their broadcasts and grow their fanbases.
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announced 4/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Vitec Group PLC, will acquire Lightstream, Inc.

synopsis: The Vitec Group plc, a leading global provider of premium branded products and solutions for the image capture and content creation market, has acquired Lightstream, a developer of cloud-based live production software. Lightstream enables content creators to improve their live video streams and better engage their audience with interactive widgets.
buyer: The Vitec Group PLC (GB:VT:$399.07)
The Vitec Group is a leading global provider of premium branded products and solutions to the fast changing and growing “image capture and content creation” market. Vitec designs and manufactures camera supports, robotic camera systems, prompters, LED lights, mobile power, monitors and more "
target: Lightstream, Inc.
Lightstream is a developer of cloud-based live production software. Lightstream enables content creators to improve their live video streams. Their software allows users to create more professional and impactful live streams and better engage their audience with alerts and interactive widgets.
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$36
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$2
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closed 3/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Hopin, acquired Streamable Inc.

synopsis: UK-based Hopin, the leading virtual experience platform, has acquired Streamable, a popular video hosting service that receives 75,000 new video uploads per day and has over 5,000 paying customers in more than 100 countries.
buyer: Hopin
Based in the UK, Hopin enables brands and communities to create all-in-one live video experiences for their audiences. Through its platforms, attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world. "
target: Streamable Inc.
Streamable is an internet video streaming company that powers innovative video experiences for thousands of creators and businesses all around the world. With Streamable, users can upload, crop, trim, embed, and share videos without ever leaving the browser.
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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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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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closed 7/5/2022 via BNC Analysis

Infinite Reality, Inc., acquired ReKTGlobal

synopsis: Infinite Realty, Inc., the Metaverse innovation and entertainment company, announced the close of their acquisition of esports and entertainment conglomerate ReKTGlobal, Inc. ReKTGlobal is a cutting-edge digital entertainment organization that helps connect brands with what’s now and what’s next.
buyer: Infinite Reality, Inc.
Infinite Reality, Inc. is fostering a revolution of data, commerce, online authenticity, and digital transparency. Their Metaverse Empowerment Group advises, manages, designs, and oversees custom features leveraging their expert internal and creator community resources "
target: ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal is a cutting-edge digital entertainment organization that helps connect brands with what’s now and what’s next, from traditional sports and esports to social media, music, and more. ReKT is the parent to brands including esports organizations Rogue and the London Royal Ravens.
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closed 4/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Unleashed Brands, acquired XP League, LLC

synopsis: Unleashed Brands has acquired XP League, the first-to-market youth esports franchise. XP League is an esports league modeled after classic youth sports organizations that incorporate themes of sportsmanship, teamwork and positive behavior centered around age-appropriate video game competitions for elementary, middle and high school students.
buyer: Unleashed Brands
Unleashed Brands, currently includes portfolio brands Urban Air Adventure Park, Snapology, The Little Gym and Premier Martial Arts and Class 101, and was founded to curate and grow a portfolio of the most innovative and profitable brands that help kids learn, play and grow. "
target: XP League, LLC
XP League is the first-to-market youth esports league franchise that bridges the gap between conventional youth athletics and competitive esports. XP League provides an innovative program that fosters social skills and sportsmanship through a positive, certified coach-led structure.
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closed 7/1/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

GameSquare Esports Inc., acquired Complexity Gaming

synopsis: Canada-based GameSquare has acquired US firm NextGen Tech, which trades as Complexity Gaming. Established in 2003, Complexity is one of America’s premier and longest standing esports organizations. Over the past 18 years, Complexity has won over 140 championships in nearly 30 games.
buyer: GameSquare Esports Inc. (CNSX:GSQ:$1.22)
GameSquare Esports Inc. is an international gaming and esports company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company is seeking to acquire additional assets and entities serving the gaming and esports markets and, more broadly, in sports and entertainment. "
target: Complexity Gaming
Established in 2003, Complexity is one of America’s premier and longest standing esports organizations. Over the past 18 years, Complexity has won over 140 championships in nearly 30 games.
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$28
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announced 6/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Intema Solutions, will acquire Team BloodHounds Inc.

synopsis: Intema signs letter of intent to acquire Team BloodHounds Inc., owner of the Team BH esports team. Team BH is the second most-followed esports brand based out of Canada and is one of the most influential Fortnite teams in North America, with a current total brand following of 775,000+ people across YouTube, Instagram & Twitter.
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.09)
Intema is a publicly traded holding company that specializes in holding technological businesses in various technology sectors. They offer services in predictive marketing, behavioral email campaigns and custom integrations all aimed at helping optimize all client's business needs. "
target: Team BloodHounds Inc.
Team BH is the second most-followed esports brand based out of Canada and is one of the most influential Fortnite teams in North America, with a current total brand following of 775,000+ people across YouTube, Instagram & Twitter.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Omaken Sports AS, acquired Heroic.gg

synopsis: Omaken Sports, an esport organization based in Norway with world class players in PUBG, announced it has acquired Danish organization Heroic. Heroic is a newly founded and player-owned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team that competes among the very best globally.
buyer: Omaken Sports AS (OTCNO:OMAKEN:$0.00)
Omaken Sports is an esport organization based in Norway with world class players in PUBG. Omaken Sports was founded in 2020 by Norwegian content creator Joachim “Noobwork” Haraldsen. "
target: Heroic.gg
Heroic is a newly founded and player-owned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team® that competes among the very best globally. Heroic was formed in August 2016, initially featuring the members of Team X.
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closed 3/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

GameSquare Esports Inc., acquired Reciprocity Corp.

synopsis: GameSquare Esports Inc., a Canadian gaming and esports company, is pleased to announce the closing of the previously announced acquisition of Reciprocity Corp., a privately held gaming and esports company in Toronto, Canada.
buyer: GameSquare Esports Inc. (CNSX:GSQ:$1.22)
GameSquare Esports Inc. is an international gaming and esports company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company is seeking to acquire additional assets and entities serving the gaming and esports markets and, more broadly, in sports and entertainment. "
target: Reciprocity Corp.
Toronto-based, Reciprocity, owns three gaming and esports assets: a CrossFire franchise in China that it owns with LGD Gaming, a 40% interest in a League of Legends team in Latin America, and, GCN, Inc., a digital media company focusing on the gaming and esports audience.
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announced 11/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire Shattered Dreams Esports

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp, a global leader in the commercialization of immersive technologies that incorporate VR, AR, esports, and gaming, will acquire Shattered Dreams Esports (SxD), an esports organization in Canada. SxD identifies prospective professional esports players and content creators and empowers them to take their careers to the next level.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation is a global leader in the commercialization of immersive technologies that incorporate virtual reality, augmented reality, esports, and gaming. Its core business seeks to monetize through licensing its IP, developing interactive exhibitions, and esports tournaments and content. "
target: Shattered Dreams Esports
Shattered Dreams Esports (SxD) is a community driven esports organization in Canada that competes in 10+ different game titles. SxD identifies prospective professional esports players and content creators and empowers them to take their careers in gaming to the next level.
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closed 10/21/2020 via PR Newswire

Andrew Steinberg and Todd Harris, acquired Ghost Gaming US

synopsis: Ghost Gaming, a premier gaming lifestyle brand focused on cultivating the best talent in video gaming, was acquired by a group of Atlanta-based investors led by Andrew Steinberg and Todd Harris. The move will further establish the area as a central hub of the growing esports landscape.
buyer: Andrew Steinberg and Todd Harris
Andrew Steinberg is the Founder and Managing Partner at Phoenix Capital Ventures and former Chief Revenue and Business Officer for the Atlanta Hawks. Todd Harris is the co-founder of Hi-Rez Studios and CEO of Skillshot Media. "
target: Ghost Gaming US
Ghost Gaming is a premier gaming lifestyle brand focused on cultivating and facilitating the best talent in gaming, design, and content creation, providing a platform to create unique partnerships in sports, music, entertainment, fashion, and tech.
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closed 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., acquired Esports Gaming League

synopsis: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., a licensed online gambling company in Malta with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, has acquired the Esports Gaming League (EGL), a fast-growing UK-based esports company serving a rapidly expanding community of gamers in Europe, Middle East, and the Americas.
buyer: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCPK:GMBL:$0.00)
Esports Entertainment Group is a licensed Malta-based online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. The company offers fantasy, pools, fixed odds, and exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated, and secure platform to the global esports audience. "
target: Esports Gaming League
Esports Gaming League (EGL) is a UK-based esports company serving gamers in Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. EGL is a B2B-centric provider of live and online events and tournaments where gamers can compete and enjoy a wide range of content relating to esports and video games.
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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Australian Esports League, will acquire The Cubs Esports Pty Ltd

synopsis: Leading esports companies Cubs Esports and Critical Hit Entertainment (CHE), operator of The Australian Esports Leage (AEL), officially announce their intention to merge. The new group will continue to trade under the CHE banner. Cubs Esports is a leading Esports company formerly known as Diemens Esports.
buyer: Australian Esports League
The Australian Esports League (AEL) is a provider of premier esports competitions in Australia, attracting competitors from across the nation. The vision of the AEL is to develop the most entertaining, engaging and respected esports experience in Australia. It is owned by Critical Hit Entertainment."
target: The Cubs Esports Pty Ltd
Cubs Esports is a leading Esports company formerly known as Diemens Esports. The Cubs are an Australian based esports franchise coming to gaming arenas.
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closed 11/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., acquired Houston Outlaws

synopsis: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a multi-platform media company providing advertising and digital marketing solutions across the United States through its radio broadcast and digital operations, has acquired the Overwatch League’s Houston Outlaws esports team from an affiliate of Immortals Gaming Club.
buyer: Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:BBGI:$265.03)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. is a multi-platform media company providing advertising and digital marketing solutions across the United States through its radio broadcast and digital operations. "
target parent: Immortals, LLC
target: Houston Outlaws
The Houston Outlaws are a professional franchised esports team participating in the Overwatch League, representative of the cities Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
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closed 9/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Luminosity Gaming merged with Enthusiast Gaming Inc.,

synopsis: Enthusiast, the fastest-growing online community of video gamers, has completed the merger with Luminosity Gaming, one of the largest globally recognized esports organizations in North America. Their headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada.
buyer: Enthusiast Gaming Inc. (TSXV:EGLX:$120.27)
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 80 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. "
target: Luminosity Gaming
Founded in February 2015, Luminosity Gaming, is one of the largest globally recognized esports organization in North America. Their headquarters is located in Toronto, Canada.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

OverActive Media, acquired MAD Lions Esports Club

synopsis: OverActive Media has acquired Spanish organization MAD Lions Esports Club. MAD Lions is a Spanish esports organisation that was formed in August 2017. The club currently competes at the highest national level in League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Clash Royale and FIFA.
buyer: OverActive Media
OverActive Media (OAM) is an integrated global company delivering esports and video game entertainment. OAM combines team ownership with audience engagement to better connect with fans, franchise partners and corporate sponsors around the world. "
target: MAD Lions Esports Club
MAD Lions is a Spanish esports organisation that was formed in August 2017. The club currently competes at the highest national level in League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Clash Royale and FIFA.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tainted Minds Acquisition Group, acquired Tainted Minds

synopsis: Australian esports organisation Tainted Minds has been acquired by private investors and will rebrand as ICON Esports. The investors are Raymond Burke, Edward Abbot, Mathew Davey, Nathan Taylor, and Adrian Whittingham.
buyer: Tainted Minds Acquisition Group
The investors are Raymond Burke, Chairman of Highlanders Super Rugby, Edward Abbot, CEO of QMS Sport, Mathew Davey, Founder & CEO of Ticketdirect, Nathan Taylor, Managing Director for Capital Markets at Commonwealth Bank, and Adrian Whittingham, Executive Director of Pinnacle Investment Management. "
target: Tainted Minds
Tainted Minds is an Australian based competitive gaming organization with professional esports teams across a range of titles. The teams chase their dreams and compete on some of the largest stages in the world.
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announced 12/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

SMAAASH Entertainment Private Limited, will acquire Simplicity Esports

synopsis: SMAAASH Entertainment Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Simplicity Esports, LLC via an all stock acquisition. Simplicity is an established brand in the esports industry with an engaged fan base competing in popular games across different genres, including PUBG, Gears of War, Injustice 2 and NHL 19.
buyer: SMAAASH Entertainment Private Limited (SMSH:$0.00)
SMAAASH is a global entertainment company offering interactive sports experiences and virtual reality gaming technology, headquartered in Mumbai India. SMAAASH presently operates world-class entertainment centers across 39 locations in India, and one international center in the U.S. "
target: Simplicity Esports
Simplicity is an established brand in the esports industry with an engaged fan base competing in popular games across different genres, including PUBG, Gears of War, Injustice 2 and NHL 19.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

OverActive Media, acquired Splyce

synopsis: OverActive Media Group Inc., has acquired global esports stalwart, Splyce Inc. Splyce is home to top level teams across multiple esports titles around the globe. Since its inception, the organization has grown to include teams in League of Legends, Call of Duty, Rocket League,, Starcraft II, Halo, Smite and Paladins.
buyer: OverActive Media
Based in Canada, OverActive Media is an integrated company delivering esports and video game entertainment experiences to fans through franchise ownership, strategic partnerships, investments and acquisitions. "
target: Splyce
Splyce is home to top level teams across multiple esports titles around the globe. Since its inception, the organization has grown to include teams in League of Legends, Call of Duty, Rocket League,, Starcraft II, Halo, Smite and Paladins.
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closed 2/7/2018 via Company Press Release

Community Entertainment Svenska AB, acquired Red Reserve

synopsis: Battleriff Gaming AB has sold its subsidiary Red Reserve AB to the public company Community Entertainment Sverige AB, “CEAB”. Red Reserve is a well-known international brand for esports teams. CEAB's business focus is gameification through different quiz products.
buyer: Community Entertainment Svenska AB (XSAT:CEAB:$0.23)
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. "
target parent: Battleriff Gaming AB
target: Red Reserve
Red Reserve is an international gaming entertainment brand, best known for their roots in the Call of Duty sniping community. They own and manage professional esports teams in the games COD, (Call of Duty), FIFA and Gears of War.
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closed 11/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Jerry Jones and John Goff, acquired Complexity Gaming

synopsis: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and real estate investor John Goff have acquired a majority stake in North American esports franchise compLexity Gaming. Founded in 2003, compLexity has been a consistent and driving force in multiple competitive gaming scenes across North America.
buyer: Jerry Jones and John Goff
Jerry Jones is the owner of the Dallas Cowboys. John Goff is a private investor based in Fort Worth, Texas, and the co-founder of Crescent Real Estate Equities. "
target: Complexity Gaming
Founded in 2003, compLexity has been a consistent and driving force in multiple competitive gaming scenes across North America. Their esports teams and players have amassed over 120 major championship wins and have been featured in outlets including Sports Illustrated and The Wall Street Journal.
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announced 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Onslaught eSports, will acquire The Roanoke Reign

synopsis: Onslaught eSports, one of the top professional competitive eSports organizations world-wide, has reached a deal to acquire the Roanoke Reign, a multi-platform professional electronic sport company. Reign has competitive players competing around the country on Call of Duty, CSGO, Super Smash Bros, and Gears of War.
buyer: Onslaught eSports
Onslaught eSports is one of the top professional competitive eSports organizations world-wide, competing in both console and PC video game titles such as Call of Duty, Gears of War, Counter Strike, Halo, Smite, Rocket League, and more. "
target: The Roanoke Reign
The Roanoke Reign is a multi-platform professional electronic sport company. Reign houses talented teams and players that compete at the highest level of eSport competition. Reign has competitive players competing around the country on Call of Duty, CSGO, Super Smash Bros, and Gears of War.
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closed 2/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Challengeme Esports GmbH, acquired eSports Hero, Inc.

synopsis: Challengeme Esports GmbH, provider of one of the most sophisticated eSports Matchmaking & Tournament Platforms, announced the acquisition of US-based eSports Hero Inc., a skilled gaming platform where gamers of all skills levels can compete for cash prizes and glory playing the top global Esports.
buyer: Challengeme Esports GmbH
Challengeme Esports GmbH (CME) is an established business in the rapidly growing eSports space, based in Berlin, Germany. CME provides a world class eSports tournament and matchmaking platform, which caters to social players, competitive and even pro gamers, as well as professional streamers. "
target: eSports Hero, Inc.
Esports Hero is a skilled gaming platform where gamers of all skills levels can compete for cash prizes and glory playing the top global Esports such as Hearthstone and Dota 2. The ESH platform facilitates both money matches and bracketed tournaments and offers multiple compliant payout options.
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