Like Peoria Rivermen Hockey Club

announced 4/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Canucks Sports & Entertainment, will acquire Peoria Rivermen Hockey Club

synopsis: Canucks Sports & Entertainment announced that the organization has agreed to purchase the Peoria Rivermen franchise from the St. Louis Blues. The Peoria Rivermen are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, playing in Peoria, Illinois.
buyer: Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Canucks Sports & Entertainment operates the Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). "
target parent: St. Louis Blues Hockey Club LLC
target: Peoria Rivermen Hockey Club
The Peoria Rivermen are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Peoria, Illinois, USA at the Carver Arena.
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announced 10/10/2014 via Company Press Release

Andrew Barroway, will acquire Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club

synopsis: The Arizona Coyotes announced an agreement to sell 51 percent of the Arizona Coyotes franchise to Andrew Barroway. The sale and ownership transfer is subject to approval by the NHL’s Board of Governors. Once the transaction has been approved and closing has occurred, Barroway will begin to serve as the Coyotes Chairman and Governor.
buyer: Andrew Barroway
Andrew Barroway is the Managing Partner of Merion Investment Management LP, an event driven hedge fund that currently manages more than $1 Billion. "
target: Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club
Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club operates as a National Hockey League team and is based in Glendale, Arizona. Arizona Coyotes Coyotes Hockey Club was formerly known as The Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes.
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announced 4/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Regina Pats Acquisition Group, will acquire Regina Pats Hockey Club Ltd

synopsis: The Regina Pats have agreed to be acquired by a group consisting of President Anthony Marquart, Former Regina Pat and Brandon Wheat King Todd Lumbard, Jason Drummond of DGC Entertainment and Shaun and Gavin Semple of Brandt Entertainment Inc. The Regina Pats are a junior ice hockey team that plays in the Western Hockey League.
buyer: Regina Pats Acquisition Group
The Acquisition Group is made up of President Anthony Marquart, Former Regina Pat and Brandon Wheat King Todd Lumbard, Jason Drummond of DGC Entertainment and Shaun and Gavin Semple of Brandt Entertainment Inc. "
target: Regina Pats Hockey Club Ltd
The Regina Pats are a junior ice hockey team that plays in the Western Hockey League. The Pats are based out of Regina, Saskatchewan and the Brandt Centre is their home arena.
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announced 2/15/2014 via Company Press Release

Jack Gulati, will acquire Reading Royals Hockey Club

synopsis: Local entrepreneur, Jack Gulati announced that he signed a letter of intent to purchase the Reading Royals, the 2013 Kelly Cup Champions and an affiliate of the Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears, from their current co-owners, SMG and the Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA).
buyer: Jack Gulati
Jack Gulati is a local entrepreneur in Reading, Pennsylvania. He started several successful companies in the Reading area, including Stokesay Castle, The Knights Pub, SafetyCare and Fidelity Technologies Corporation. "
target: Reading Royals Hockey Club
Founded in 1991, Reading Royals Hockey Club is an ice hockey team in Reading, Pennsylvania. The Reading Royals, a member of the ECHL, were the 2013 Kelly Cup Champions and an affiliate of the Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears. They play their home games in the Santander Arena.
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closed 9/27/2013 via Company Press Release

Vincent Viola, acquired Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd.

synopsis: Vincent Viola, chairman and CEO of Virtu Financial, has announced that he has acquired the Florida Panthers. The NHL Florida Panthers are a member of the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. The Panthers play at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL and practice at the Saveology.com Iceplex in Coral Springs, FL.
buyer: Vincent Viola
Vincent Viola is the chairman and CEO of Virtu Financial, an electronic trading firm with offices in the U.S., Singapore and Ireland. "
target: Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd.
The NHL Florida Panthers are a member of the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. The Panthers play at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL and practice at the Saveology.com Iceplex in Coral Springs, FL.
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closed 8/15/2013 via BusinessWire

David Blitzer and Joshua Harris, acquired New Jersey Devils LLC

synopsis: David Blitzer and Joshua Harris completed the purchase of the New Jersey Devils hockey team from the current ownership group controlled by Jeffrey Vanderbeek. The transaction includes the team’s long-term operating interest in the Prudential Center and related assets.
buyer: David Blitzer and Joshua Harris
David Blitzer is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Group and Joshua Harris is Co-Founder of Apollo Global Management. "
target parent: Jeff Vanderbeek
target: New Jersey Devils LLC
The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the National Hockey League.
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closed 6/25/2013 via Company Press Release

Steven Brothers Sports Management, LLC, acquired Tulsa Oilers Hockey, Inc.

synopsis: The Tulsa Oilers, an original member of the Central Hockey League, will enter the 2013-14 season under new ownership. Tulsa Oilers Hockey has been purchased by Wichita-based Steven Brothers Sports Management, LLC.
buyer: Steven Brothers Sports Management, LLC
Steven Brothers Sports Management, LLC is own by Rodney, Brandon, and Johnny Steven and is based in Wichita, KS. "
target: Tulsa Oilers Hockey, Inc.
Tulsa Oilers Hockey, Inc. operates a hockey team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Tulsa Oilers are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League.
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announced 5/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, will acquire Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club

synopsis: The National Hockey League has agreed to sell the Phoenix Coyotes to Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, a group led by Canadian Investment banker George Gossbee and Anthony LeBlanc, former vice-president of Blackberry manufacturer Research in Motion.
buyer: Renaissance Sports & Entertainment
Renaissance Sports & Entertainment is a group led by Canadian Investment banker George Gossbee and Anthony LeBlanc, former vice-president of Blackberry manufacturer Research in Motion. "
target parent: National Hockey League
target: Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club
Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club operates as a National Hockey League team and is based in Glendale, Arizona.
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$175
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closed 1/3/2013 via New York Times

Jeff Vanderbeek, acquired New Jersey Devils LLC

synopsis: Jeff Vanderbeek, the controlling owner of the Devils, has bought out his partners (Michael Gilfillan and Peter Simon) and now owns all of the team and its home, the Prudential Center in Newark. Michael Gilfillan owned 47 percent of the team and Peter Simon owned 6 percent.
buyer: Jeff Vanderbeek
Jeff Vanderbeek owns 47% of the New Jersey Devils and was an executive vice president for Lehman Brothers. "
target: New Jersey Devils LLC
The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the National Hockey League.
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closed 6/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Michelle and Kevin Bryant, acquired Coulee Region Chill

synopsis: Michelle and Kevin Bryant have purchased Coulee Region Chill, a Junior A Tier II ice hockey team based in Onalaska, Wisconsin, USA.
buyer: Michelle and Kevin Bryant
Michelle Bryant previously worked for Coca-Cola, Pillsbury and MGM. She opened Once Upon a Child, a children’s clothing store, in the La Crosse area, which she has sold. Kevin is her husband. "
target: Coulee Region Chill
The Coulee Region Chill is a Junior A Tier II ice hockey team based in Onalaska, Wisconsin, USA. For the 2010-2011 season, the Chill began in the North American Hockey League's Central Division. In 2011, the NAHL announced a new divisional realignment, and placed the Chill in its Midwest Division.
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closed 5/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tom Stillman, acquired St. Louis Blues Hockey Club LLC

synopsis: The St. Louis Blues Hockey Club has been purchased by an all-local group led by Tom Stillman, previously a minority owner of the club. The new ownership group includes several prominent business and civic leaders.
buyer: Tom Stillman
Tom Stillman was previously a minority owner of the St. Louis Blues hockey club. Mr. Stillman is chairman and CEO of Summit Distributing, a St. Louis-based beer distributor. He got into the beer business in 1994 with the acquisition of a local wholesaler. "
target: St. Louis Blues Hockey Club LLC
St. Louis Blues Hockey Club LLC operates a professional ice hockey club. They are based in St. Louis, Missouri and are part of the National Hockey League.
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cancelled 1/31/2013 via BNC Analysis

Greg Jamison, cancelled an acquisition of Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club

synopsis: Greg Jamison, former CEO of the San Jose Sharks, is reportedly poised to become the next owner of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team. Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club operates as a National Hockey League team.
buyer: Greg Jamison
Greg Jamison was President and CEO of Sharks Sports & Entertainment, the owner and operator of the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. Jamison left the position in September 2010. "
target parent: National Hockey League
target: Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club
Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club operates as a National Hockey League team. Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club was formerly known as The Winnipeg Jets and changed its name to Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club in July, 1996. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Glendale, Arizona.
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closed 5/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Johnstown Sports Partners LLC, acquired NAHL Alaska Avalanche

synopsis: Johnstown Sports Partners LLC, a private investment group led by Esmark, Inc. Chairman and CEO James P. Bouchard, announced in conjunction with the North American Hockey League (NAHL) that it has completed the acquisition of the NAHL’s Alaska Avalanche, a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's West Division.
buyer: Johnstown Sports Partners LLC
The Johnstown Sports Partners LLC group includes Chairman and Majority Owner James P. Bouchard; Mark Lee, former Alaska Avalanche principal owner and investor/co-owner of the new team; and James Vasilko, President of Johnstown Construction Company and an investor/co-owner of the new team. "
target: NAHL Alaska Avalanche
The Alaska Avalanche is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's West Division. The team plays their home games at the Palmer Ice Arena in Palmer, Alaska.
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announced 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Chestnut Street Sports LLC, will acquire MFP-NS Hockey Greenville LLC

synopsis: Chestnut Street Sports LLC has acquired the East Coast Hockey League Road Warriors franchise in Greenville, S.C. Greenville is in its second season, after transferring the membership from Johnstown, Pa., where the team was one of the ECHL’s original five teams in 1988-89.
buyer: Chestnut Street Sports LLC
Chestnut Street Sports LLC is solely owned by Fred Festa. "
target: MFP-NS Hockey Greenville LLC
MFP-NS Hockey Greenville LLC operates the Greenville, South Carolina Road Warriors hockey team, a member of the East Coast Hockey League's South Division. The Road Warriors is an affiliate of the New York Rangers.
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closed 3/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Hockey Club of the Ohio Valley, acquired Nailers Hockey, LLC

synopsis: The ECHL announced that its Board of Governors unanimously approved the transfer of controlling interest in the Wheeling Nailers hockey team membership. Nailers Hockey, LLC owns and operates an ice hockey team in Wheeling, West Virginia.
buyer: The Hockey Club of the Ohio Valley
The Hockey Club of the Ohio Valley is a conglomerate of the Regional Economic Development Partnership and the Wheeling Amateur Hockey Association. "
target: Nailers Hockey, LLC
Nailers Hockey, LLC owns and operates an ice hockey team in Wheeling, West Virginia.
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closed 2/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Local Ownership Group, acquired Jackalopes Amateur Hockey Association, Inc.

synopsis: Jackalopes Amateur Hockey Association, Inc. has been acquired by a local ownership group. Adam Doyle, Brian Swiniarski, Dan Lavergne and Donnie Margettie all are part of the group, with four other investors from Midland rounding out the ownership.
buyer: Local Ownership Group
Adam Doyle, Brian Swiniarski, Dan Lavergne and Donnie Margettie along with four other investors from Midland reached an agreement to acquire Jackalopes Amateur Hockey Association, Inc. "
target: Jackalopes Amateur Hockey Association, Inc.
Jackalopes Amateur Hockey Association, Inc. operates as an ice hockey team. The company is based in Odessa, Texas.
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closed 2/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

SC Hockey Franchise Corporation, acquired Stockton Thunder

synopsis: SC Hockey Franchise Corporation, led by Brad Rowbotham, signed an asset purchase agreement of the ECHL's Stockton Thunder. The Stockton Thunder is a minor league professional ice hockey team based in Stockton, California. The Thunder are a member of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
buyer: SC Hockey Franchise Corporation
SC Hockey Franchise Corporation is a company led by Canadian Businessman, Brad Rowbotham. "
target: Stockton Thunder
The Stockton Thunder is a minor league professional ice hockey team based in Stockton, California. The Thunder are a member of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
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closed 12/1/2009 via BNC Analysis

Molson Family, acquired Montreal Canadiens

synopsis: Geoff Molson and his family have acquired the Gillett family's interests in the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club, the Bell Centre and Gillett Entertainment Group. The Molson family has been associated with the Club for over three generations and committed to the Montreal community for seven generations.
buyer: Molson Family
Geoff, Andrew and Justin Molson, the seventh generation of the storied Molson brewing family, reacquired the Montreal Canadiens hockey team that their great-uncle and grandfather first bought in 1957. "
target: Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens owns and operates the Montreal Canadiens hockey club. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club is officially known as le Club de hockey Canadien.
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announced 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Anthem Sports & Entertainment, will acquire TNA IMPACT Wrestling

synopsis: Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. will acquire a majority interest in TNA IMPACT Wrestling. Anthem also owns Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, which is IMPACT Wrestling’s exclusive broadcast partner in Canada and worldwide digital partner.
buyer: Anthem Sports & Entertainment
Anthem Media Group Inc. is a media company operating niche television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms globally. In addition to Fantasy Sports Network, Anthem’s portfolio includes RotoExperts.com, a leader in fantasy sports content, Fight Network, and more. "
target: TNA IMPACT Wrestling
TNA IMPACT Wrestling specializes in television properties, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. Its highly successful flagship, IMPACT WRESTLING, broadcasts in more than 120 countries around the world.
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announced 11/3/2016 via PR Web

National Wrasslin' League, will acquire St. Louis Anarchy Wrestling

synopsis: The National Wrasslin' League has reached a definitive agreement with Matt Jackson, President of St. Louis Anarchy, to acquire the assets of St. Louis Anarchy Wrestling, a local promotion that will now become part of NWL STL.
buyer: National Wrasslin' League
The National Wrassin' League is a professional wrestling organization that is reviving the historical roots of the business. Fueled by intercity rivalries, the NWL prides itself on family-friendly, storyline-driven programming that delivers thrilling athletic action and entertaining characters. "
target: St. Louis Anarchy Wrestling
St. Louis Anarchy is the premier wrestling promotion in the Mid-West Area.
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announced 4/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Canucks Sports & Entertainment, will acquire Peoria Rivermen Hockey Club

synopsis: Canucks Sports & Entertainment announced that the organization has agreed to purchase the Peoria Rivermen franchise from the St. Louis Blues. The Peoria Rivermen are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, playing in Peoria, Illinois.
buyer: Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Canucks Sports & Entertainment operates the Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). "
target parent: St. Louis Blues Hockey Club LLC
target: Peoria Rivermen Hockey Club
The Peoria Rivermen are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Peoria, Illinois, USA at the Carver Arena.
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announced 4/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Canucks Sports & Entertainment, will acquire Peoria Rivermen Hockey Club

synopsis: Canucks Sports & Entertainment announced that the organization has agreed to purchase the Peoria Rivermen franchise from the St. Louis Blues. The Peoria Rivermen are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, playing in Peoria, Illinois.
buyer: Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Canucks Sports & Entertainment operates the Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). "
target parent: St. Louis Blues Hockey Club LLC
target: Peoria Rivermen Hockey Club
The Peoria Rivermen are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Peoria, Illinois, USA at the Carver Arena.
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announced 4/1/2013 via Company Press Release

Canucks Sports & Entertainment, will acquire Peoria Rivermen Hockey Club

synopsis: Canucks Sports & Entertainment announced that the organization has agreed to purchase the Peoria Rivermen franchise from the St. Louis Blues. The Peoria Rivermen are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, playing in Peoria, Illinois.
buyer: Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Canucks Sports & Entertainment operates the Vancouver Canucks. The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). "
target parent: St. Louis Blues Hockey Club LLC
target: Peoria Rivermen Hockey Club
The Peoria Rivermen are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Peoria, Illinois, USA at the Carver Arena.
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announced 10/10/2014 via Company Press Release

Andrew Barroway, will acquire Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club

synopsis: The Arizona Coyotes announced an agreement to sell 51 percent of the Arizona Coyotes franchise to Andrew Barroway. The sale and ownership transfer is subject to approval by the NHL’s Board of Governors. Once the transaction has been approved and closing has occurred, Barroway will begin to serve as the Coyotes Chairman and Governor.
buyer: Andrew Barroway
Andrew Barroway is the Managing Partner of Merion Investment Management LP, an event driven hedge fund that currently manages more than $1 Billion. "
target: Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club
Arizona Coyotes Hockey Club operates as a National Hockey League team and is based in Glendale, Arizona. Arizona Coyotes Coyotes Hockey Club was formerly known as The Winnipeg Jets and Phoenix Coyotes.
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announced 4/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Regina Pats Acquisition Group, will acquire Regina Pats Hockey Club Ltd

synopsis: The Regina Pats have agreed to be acquired by a group consisting of President Anthony Marquart, Former Regina Pat and Brandon Wheat King Todd Lumbard, Jason Drummond of DGC Entertainment and Shaun and Gavin Semple of Brandt Entertainment Inc. The Regina Pats are a junior ice hockey team that plays in the Western Hockey League.
buyer: Regina Pats Acquisition Group
The Acquisition Group is made up of President Anthony Marquart, Former Regina Pat and Brandon Wheat King Todd Lumbard, Jason Drummond of DGC Entertainment and Shaun and Gavin Semple of Brandt Entertainment Inc. "
target: Regina Pats Hockey Club Ltd
The Regina Pats are a junior ice hockey team that plays in the Western Hockey League. The Pats are based out of Regina, Saskatchewan and the Brandt Centre is their home arena.
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announced 2/15/2014 via Company Press Release

Jack Gulati, will acquire Reading Royals Hockey Club

synopsis: Local entrepreneur, Jack Gulati announced that he signed a letter of intent to purchase the Reading Royals, the 2013 Kelly Cup Champions and an affiliate of the Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears, from their current co-owners, SMG and the Berks County Convention Center Authority (BCCCA).
buyer: Jack Gulati
Jack Gulati is a local entrepreneur in Reading, Pennsylvania. He started several successful companies in the Reading area, including Stokesay Castle, The Knights Pub, SafetyCare and Fidelity Technologies Corporation. "
target: Reading Royals Hockey Club
Founded in 1991, Reading Royals Hockey Club is an ice hockey team in Reading, Pennsylvania. The Reading Royals, a member of the ECHL, were the 2013 Kelly Cup Champions and an affiliate of the Washington Capitals and Hershey Bears. They play their home games in the Santander Arena.
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closed 9/27/2013 via Company Press Release

Vincent Viola, acquired Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd.

synopsis: Vincent Viola, chairman and CEO of Virtu Financial, has announced that he has acquired the Florida Panthers. The NHL Florida Panthers are a member of the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. The Panthers play at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL and practice at the Saveology.com Iceplex in Coral Springs, FL.
buyer: Vincent Viola
Vincent Viola is the chairman and CEO of Virtu Financial, an electronic trading firm with offices in the U.S., Singapore and Ireland. "
target: Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd.
The NHL Florida Panthers are a member of the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. The Panthers play at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL and practice at the Saveology.com Iceplex in Coral Springs, FL.
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closed 8/15/2013 via BusinessWire

David Blitzer and Joshua Harris, acquired New Jersey Devils LLC

synopsis: David Blitzer and Joshua Harris completed the purchase of the New Jersey Devils hockey team from the current ownership group controlled by Jeffrey Vanderbeek. The transaction includes the team’s long-term operating interest in the Prudential Center and related assets.
buyer: David Blitzer and Joshua Harris
David Blitzer is a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Group and Joshua Harris is Co-Founder of Apollo Global Management. "
target parent: Jeff Vanderbeek
target: New Jersey Devils LLC
The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the National Hockey League.
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closed 6/25/2013 via Company Press Release

Steven Brothers Sports Management, LLC, acquired Tulsa Oilers Hockey, Inc.

synopsis: The Tulsa Oilers, an original member of the Central Hockey League, will enter the 2013-14 season under new ownership. Tulsa Oilers Hockey has been purchased by Wichita-based Steven Brothers Sports Management, LLC.
buyer: Steven Brothers Sports Management, LLC
Steven Brothers Sports Management, LLC is own by Rodney, Brandon, and Johnny Steven and is based in Wichita, KS. "
target: Tulsa Oilers Hockey, Inc.
Tulsa Oilers Hockey, Inc. operates a hockey team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Tulsa Oilers are a professional ice hockey team in the Central Hockey League.
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announced 5/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, will acquire Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club

synopsis: The National Hockey League has agreed to sell the Phoenix Coyotes to Renaissance Sports & Entertainment, a group led by Canadian Investment banker George Gossbee and Anthony LeBlanc, former vice-president of Blackberry manufacturer Research in Motion.
buyer: Renaissance Sports & Entertainment
Renaissance Sports & Entertainment is a group led by Canadian Investment banker George Gossbee and Anthony LeBlanc, former vice-president of Blackberry manufacturer Research in Motion. "
target parent: National Hockey League
target: Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club
Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club operates as a National Hockey League team and is based in Glendale, Arizona.
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closed 1/3/2013 via New York Times

Jeff Vanderbeek, acquired New Jersey Devils LLC

synopsis: Jeff Vanderbeek, the controlling owner of the Devils, has bought out his partners (Michael Gilfillan and Peter Simon) and now owns all of the team and its home, the Prudential Center in Newark. Michael Gilfillan owned 47 percent of the team and Peter Simon owned 6 percent.
buyer: Jeff Vanderbeek
Jeff Vanderbeek owns 47% of the New Jersey Devils and was an executive vice president for Lehman Brothers. "
target: New Jersey Devils LLC
The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the National Hockey League.
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closed 6/27/2012 via BNC Analysis

Michelle and Kevin Bryant, acquired Coulee Region Chill

synopsis: Michelle and Kevin Bryant have purchased Coulee Region Chill, a Junior A Tier II ice hockey team based in Onalaska, Wisconsin, USA.
buyer: Michelle and Kevin Bryant
Michelle Bryant previously worked for Coca-Cola, Pillsbury and MGM. She opened Once Upon a Child, a children’s clothing store, in the La Crosse area, which she has sold. Kevin is her husband. "
target: Coulee Region Chill
The Coulee Region Chill is a Junior A Tier II ice hockey team based in Onalaska, Wisconsin, USA. For the 2010-2011 season, the Chill began in the North American Hockey League's Central Division. In 2011, the NAHL announced a new divisional realignment, and placed the Chill in its Midwest Division.
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closed 5/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Tom Stillman, acquired St. Louis Blues Hockey Club LLC

synopsis: The St. Louis Blues Hockey Club has been purchased by an all-local group led by Tom Stillman, previously a minority owner of the club. The new ownership group includes several prominent business and civic leaders.
buyer: Tom Stillman
Tom Stillman was previously a minority owner of the St. Louis Blues hockey club. Mr. Stillman is chairman and CEO of Summit Distributing, a St. Louis-based beer distributor. He got into the beer business in 1994 with the acquisition of a local wholesaler. "
target: St. Louis Blues Hockey Club LLC
St. Louis Blues Hockey Club LLC operates a professional ice hockey club. They are based in St. Louis, Missouri and are part of the National Hockey League.
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cancelled 1/31/2013 via BNC Analysis

Greg Jamison, cancelled an acquisition of Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club

synopsis: Greg Jamison, former CEO of the San Jose Sharks, is reportedly poised to become the next owner of the Phoenix Coyotes hockey team. Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club operates as a National Hockey League team.
buyer: Greg Jamison
Greg Jamison was President and CEO of Sharks Sports & Entertainment, the owner and operator of the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. Jamison left the position in September 2010. "
target parent: National Hockey League
target: Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club
Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club operates as a National Hockey League team. Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club was formerly known as The Winnipeg Jets and changed its name to Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Club in July, 1996. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Glendale, Arizona.
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closed 5/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Johnstown Sports Partners LLC, acquired NAHL Alaska Avalanche

synopsis: Johnstown Sports Partners LLC, a private investment group led by Esmark, Inc. Chairman and CEO James P. Bouchard, announced in conjunction with the North American Hockey League (NAHL) that it has completed the acquisition of the NAHL’s Alaska Avalanche, a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's West Division.
buyer: Johnstown Sports Partners LLC
The Johnstown Sports Partners LLC group includes Chairman and Majority Owner James P. Bouchard; Mark Lee, former Alaska Avalanche principal owner and investor/co-owner of the new team; and James Vasilko, President of Johnstown Construction Company and an investor/co-owner of the new team. "
target: NAHL Alaska Avalanche
The Alaska Avalanche is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team in the North American Hockey League's West Division. The team plays their home games at the Palmer Ice Arena in Palmer, Alaska.
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announced 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Chestnut Street Sports LLC, will acquire MFP-NS Hockey Greenville LLC

synopsis: Chestnut Street Sports LLC has acquired the East Coast Hockey League Road Warriors franchise in Greenville, S.C. Greenville is in its second season, after transferring the membership from Johnstown, Pa., where the team was one of the ECHL’s original five teams in 1988-89.
buyer: Chestnut Street Sports LLC
Chestnut Street Sports LLC is solely owned by Fred Festa. "
target: MFP-NS Hockey Greenville LLC
MFP-NS Hockey Greenville LLC operates the Greenville, South Carolina Road Warriors hockey team, a member of the East Coast Hockey League's South Division. The Road Warriors is an affiliate of the New York Rangers.
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closed 3/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Hockey Club of the Ohio Valley, acquired Nailers Hockey, LLC

synopsis: The ECHL announced that its Board of Governors unanimously approved the transfer of controlling interest in the Wheeling Nailers hockey team membership. Nailers Hockey, LLC owns and operates an ice hockey team in Wheeling, West Virginia.
buyer: The Hockey Club of the Ohio Valley
The Hockey Club of the Ohio Valley is a conglomerate of the Regional Economic Development Partnership and the Wheeling Amateur Hockey Association. "
target: Nailers Hockey, LLC
Nailers Hockey, LLC owns and operates an ice hockey team in Wheeling, West Virginia.
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closed 2/24/2012 via BNC Analysis

Local Ownership Group, acquired Jackalopes Amateur Hockey Association, Inc.

synopsis: Jackalopes Amateur Hockey Association, Inc. has been acquired by a local ownership group. Adam Doyle, Brian Swiniarski, Dan Lavergne and Donnie Margettie all are part of the group, with four other investors from Midland rounding out the ownership.
buyer: Local Ownership Group
Adam Doyle, Brian Swiniarski, Dan Lavergne and Donnie Margettie along with four other investors from Midland reached an agreement to acquire Jackalopes Amateur Hockey Association, Inc. "
target: Jackalopes Amateur Hockey Association, Inc.
Jackalopes Amateur Hockey Association, Inc. operates as an ice hockey team. The company is based in Odessa, Texas.
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closed 2/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

SC Hockey Franchise Corporation, acquired Stockton Thunder

synopsis: SC Hockey Franchise Corporation, led by Brad Rowbotham, signed an asset purchase agreement of the ECHL's Stockton Thunder. The Stockton Thunder is a minor league professional ice hockey team based in Stockton, California. The Thunder are a member of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
buyer: SC Hockey Franchise Corporation
SC Hockey Franchise Corporation is a company led by Canadian Businessman, Brad Rowbotham. "
target: Stockton Thunder
The Stockton Thunder is a minor league professional ice hockey team based in Stockton, California. The Thunder are a member of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL).
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closed 12/1/2009 via BNC Analysis

Molson Family, acquired Montreal Canadiens

synopsis: Geoff Molson and his family have acquired the Gillett family's interests in the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club, the Bell Centre and Gillett Entertainment Group. The Molson family has been associated with the Club for over three generations and committed to the Montreal community for seven generations.
buyer: Molson Family
Geoff, Andrew and Justin Molson, the seventh generation of the storied Molson brewing family, reacquired the Montreal Canadiens hockey team that their great-uncle and grandfather first bought in 1957. "
target: Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens owns and operates the Montreal Canadiens hockey club. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The club is officially known as le Club de hockey Canadien.
price ($mm)
$575
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announced 1/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Anthem Sports & Entertainment, will acquire TNA IMPACT Wrestling

synopsis: Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp. will acquire a majority interest in TNA IMPACT Wrestling. Anthem also owns Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, which is IMPACT Wrestling’s exclusive broadcast partner in Canada and worldwide digital partner.
buyer: Anthem Sports & Entertainment
Anthem Media Group Inc. is a media company operating niche television channels on linear, digital and mobile platforms globally. In addition to Fantasy Sports Network, Anthem’s portfolio includes RotoExperts.com, a leader in fantasy sports content, Fight Network, and more. "
target: TNA IMPACT Wrestling
TNA IMPACT Wrestling specializes in television properties, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. Its highly successful flagship, IMPACT WRESTLING, broadcasts in more than 120 countries around the world.
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announced 11/3/2016 via PR Web

National Wrasslin' League, will acquire St. Louis Anarchy Wrestling

synopsis: The National Wrasslin' League has reached a definitive agreement with Matt Jackson, President of St. Louis Anarchy, to acquire the assets of St. Louis Anarchy Wrestling, a local promotion that will now become part of NWL STL.
buyer: National Wrasslin' League
The National Wrassin' League is a professional wrestling organization that is reviving the historical roots of the business. Fueled by intercity rivalries, the NWL prides itself on family-friendly, storyline-driven programming that delivers thrilling athletic action and entertaining characters. "
target: St. Louis Anarchy Wrestling
St. Louis Anarchy is the premier wrestling promotion in the Mid-West Area.
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