Like Content & Co.

closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Psyop, acquired Content & Co.

synopsis: Psyop, the multi-award-winning agency celebrated for its groundbreaking work in animation, design, and live-action production, announces that it has acquired Content & Co, an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand.
buyer: Psyop
Psyop is a creative content studio with a simple mission: Persuade, Change and Influence audiences by crafting content that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for work that has earned Emmys, Lions, and Annies, Psyop specializes in telling stories and designing with meaning for any medium. "
target: Content & Co.
Content & Co is an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand. As an end-to-end solution for marketers, Content & Co combines creative, multi-channel distribution and reporting to produce unforgettable brand-authored content.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Machine Design, LLC merged with Roger,

synopsis: Roger, a creative agency that aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, has merged with Big Machine Design, a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects.
buyer: Roger
Roger is a creative agency. With expanded creative firepower, Roger aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, offering the best in talent and resources for projects that require branding, design, animation, VFX, VR/AR, live-action, and content development. "
target: Big Machine Design, LLC
Big Machine Design is a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects. In addition to television spots, BIG MACHINE can also deliver customized versions for social media.
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Innocean Worldwide Inc., will acquire Wellcom Worldwide

synopsis: Innocean Worldwide, a global marketing & communications company, will be acquiring Wellcom, a global creative production agency. They provide creative solutions across any medium including: digital, print, photography, and video.
buyer: Innocean Worldwide Inc. (KOSE:A214320:$1,018.84)
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers. "
target: Wellcom Worldwide (ASX:WLL:$108.42)
Wellcom is a global creative production agency. They provide creative solutions across any medium including: digital, print, photography, and video. They champion efficiency while pushing for the best result, working harder and smarter to streamline the advertising process.
price ($mm)[EV]
$153 [$157]*
rev ($mm)
$109
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Re:Production Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Re:Production Limited (Head Office: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Re:Production Limited
Founded in 2010, Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle. The agency works with leading directors to create award-winning productions for advertising agencies and brands across the UK.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

KeyHolder, Inc., acquired Foolenlarge

synopsis: KeyHolder, a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses, has acquired Foolenlarge, a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
buyer: KeyHolder, Inc. (JASDAQ:4712:$117.42)
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment. "
target: Foolenlarge
Founded in 2008, Foolenlarge is a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
price ($mm)
$9.00
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

M&C Saatchi plc, acquired Scarecrow Communications Ltd.

synopsis: M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network, has acquired Scarecrow Communications, a creative agency in India. Scarecrow Communications has created advertising campaigns and short films for over 50 brands. Their client list includes Viacom 18, Capital First, Zee Learn, Alcon Novartis, Radio City, Anchor Panasonic, and more.
buyer: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$438.72)
Founded in 1995, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy - Brutal Simplicity of Thought, it comprises of 27 agencies in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Australasia and 8 specialist companies. "
target: Scarecrow Communications Ltd.
Scarecrow Communications Ltd. is a creative agency in India. The company has created advertising campaigns and short films for over 50 brands. Their client list includes Viacom 18, Capital First, Emami, Zee Learn, Alcon Novartis, Radio City, arthimpact, Anchor Panasonic, Reliance Capital and more.
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announced 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Poland, will acquire Propeller Film Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Poland is to acquire Propeller Film, a production house/film studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They specialize in advertising and television film production as well as photo production.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Poland
As part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is the first truly global communications network for the digital age. Dentsu Aegis Network Poland is based out of Warsaw, Poland. "
target: Propeller Film Sp. z o.o.
Propeller Film is production house/film studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They specialize in advertising and television film production as well as photo production.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Savvy Group, LLC, acquired Fresh Media Group

synopsis: The Savvy Group, a marketing and media advertising agency based in Pittsburgh, has acquired Fresh Media Group, an advertising agency. Fresh media specializes in video production, editing, website development and digital and social media marketing. They also specialize in Aerial HD Video and Photography, strategic planning and research.
buyer: The Savvy Group, LLC
The Savvy Group is a marketing and media advertising agency. Savvy provides comprehensive campaign development, strategic marketing plans, media planning and buying, research, public relations/media outreach and special events services. "
target: Fresh Media Group
Fresh Media Group is an advertising agency that specializes in video production, editing, website development and digital and social media marketing. They also specialize in Aerial HD Video and Photography, graphic design, media buying management, strategic planning and research.
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closed 12/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Innocean Worldwide Inc., acquired David And Goliath LLC

synopsis: Innocean Worldwide a global marketing & communications company, has acquired David & Goliath, a full-service creative agency. David & Goliath creates breakthrough ideas for TV, print, digital, social, out-of-home, radio, Hispanic market, experiential, graphic design, collateral, web development, branded merchandise, and product innovation.
buyer: Innocean Worldwide Inc. (KOSE:A214320:$1,018.84)
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers. "
target: David And Goliath LLC
David & Goliath is a full-service creative agency ready to take on Goliath marketing challenges. They create breakthrough ideas for TV, print, digital, social, out-of-home, radio, Hispanic market, experiential, graphic design, collateral, web development, branded merchandise, and product innovation.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bareface, acquired Invisible Artists Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bareface, the Modern Advertising Agency, has acquired Invisible Artists, a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. Invisible Artists creates strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
buyer: Bareface
Bareface is the Modern Advertising Agency. Bareface connects people to products and services, achieving the brand clarity, consistency, and authenticity that turns consumers into customers. The company offers advertising, digital marketing, and social media marketing services. "
target: Invisible Artists Pty Ltd
Invisible Artists is a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. They create strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired Industrial Color Brands

synopsis: Stone Canyon Industries, a global industrial holding company, announced that it has sold Industrial Color Brands to Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac is a leading private equity firm, based in Chicago. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. "
target parent: Stone Canyon Industries
target: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fat Lemon Productions Limited, acquired Fat Lemon Productions Limited

synopsis: The founders of production company Fat Lemon have completed a management buy-out from the Jamie Oliver Group. Fat Lemon produces commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative.
buyer: Fat Lemon Productions Limited
Fat Lemon are a young company producing commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative. Their directing roster is one of high production values, real integrity and an affinity for a lightness of touch. "
target parent: The Jamie Oliver Group
target: Fat Lemon Productions Limited
Fat Lemon are a young company producing commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative. Their directing roster is one of high production values, real integrity and an affinity for a lightness of touch.
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closed 5/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Candee, Inc., acquired Apollo Productions Inc.

synopsis: Candee, Inc. a company that has designed and produced advertisements for a variety of companys such as Starbucks and Panasonic, has acquired Apollo Productions Inc. Apollo Productions creates TV commercials, infomercials, storefront promotional videos, and online promotional videos. They also offer live streaming services.
buyer: Candee, Inc.
Candee Inc. offers online video production, talent management, and advertising services. They have designed and produced advertisements for a variety of companys, including Starbucks, Panasonic, Universal Pictures, LiveUp!, Le Cordon Bleu Japan, and more. "
target: Apollo Productions Inc.
Apollo Productions plans and produces advertisement videos for businesses. They create TV commercials, infomercials, storefront promotional videos, and online promotional videos. They also offer live streaming services. They handle over 500 live broadcasts per month.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cambodia Broadcasting Services Co., Ltd., acquired Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd.

synopsis: Cambodia Broadcasting Service (CBS), a subsidiary of business tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group, has finalised its acquisition of TV advertising company Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd, creating Cambodia’s largest and best equipped television advertising production facility.
buyer parent: The Royal Group of Companies
buyer: Cambodia Broadcasting Services Co., Ltd.
In over a decade the Cambodian Broadcasting Service (CBS) has been the benchmark of innovation in Cambodian television. CBS owns and operates three of Cambodia's biggest entertainment and news channels – CTN, CNC and MyTV. "
target: Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd.
Legend Tiger is a Cambodian television advertising studio. They are a full service production facility that carefully plans every step of the film process.
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announced 1/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weidenhammer Systems Corporation, will acquire Shufflebox Productions, LLC

synopsis: Weidenhammer, a provider of strategy, marketing, and technology solutions that focuses on transforming businesses, announced that they reached an agreement to acquire Shufflebox Productions, LLC., an industry-leading video production company located in Kutztown, PA.
buyer: Weidenhammer Systems Corporation
Weidenhammer Systems Corporation is a provider of information technology solutions for the commercial and education marketplace. Services include: consulting, software development, infrastructure solutions, managed services and cloud solutions, as well as school district administrative solutions. "
target: Shufflebox Productions, LLC
Founded in 2010, Shufflebox is the trusted video production company for a variety of regional and national brands including Men’s Health, eBay Enterprises, Toys R Us, JustBorn, QVC and more. Shufflebox provides services everywhere and anywhere a production needs to be created.
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closed 9/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Octagon, acquired Milkmoney

synopsis: Octagon, a part of the Interpublic Group, has acquired a majority stake in one of APAC’s leading branded entertainment and content production companies, Milkmoney. Milkmoney is a full service production company specialising in branded entertainment – creating stories that connect the audience emotionally to brands.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Octagon
Octagon is the world’s largest sponsorship consulting practice and a pioneer and leader in athlete and personality representation and management. They work with hundreds of blue-chip corporate clients, more than 800 Athletes & Personalities clients, and manage more than 5,000 events per year. "
target: Milkmoney
Milkmoney is a full service production company specialising in branded entertainment – creating stories that connect the audience emotionally to brands.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Gate Films, acquired The Gate Films

synopsis: The Gate Films, an award-winning commercial production company, has undergone a management buyout. Formed in 1996, the Manchester-based company has spent the past two decades creating TV commercials, online content and short films for creative agencies as well as home-grown start-ups. Serena Fylan is becoming managing director.
buyer: The Gate Films
The Gate Films is an award-winning commercial production company. Formed in 1996, the Manchester-based company has spent the past two decades creating TV commercials, online content and short films for creative agencies as well as home-grown start-ups. "
target: The Gate Films
The Gate Films is an award-winning commercial production company. Formed in 1996, the Manchester-based company has spent the past two decades creating TV commercials, online content and short films for creative agencies as well as home-grown start-ups.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

TYO Productions Inc will be merged with AOI Advertising Promotion, Inc.,

synopsis: Aoi Pro. and TYO, Japan's second- and third-largest TV commercial production companies, will combine operations as they seek to better compete in a changing advertising industry.
buyer: AOI Advertising Promotion, Inc.
AOI Pro. Inc. is an all encompassing communications production company whose core business continues to be commercial film production. Garnering numerous international and domestic awards, AOI Pro. has gained a high reputation as a leader in the Japanese advertising and entertainment industries. "
target: TYO Productions Inc
TYO Inc. engages in the planning and production of advertising contents for television commercials and interactive advertising on websites. It operates through the following business segments: Television Commercial, Marketing and Communication, and Other.
price ($mm)[EV]
$118 [$114]
rev ($mm)
$291
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Marketing Group Plc, acquired Nice & Polite

synopsis: The Marketing Group plc, an acquisition vehicle with the purpose of gathering successful marketing businesses under one roof, has acquired Nice & Polite. Nice & Polite is a creative content agency based in the UK. Right from the get go, it has been a well-respected competitor in this particular field, achieving a fair level of success.
buyer: The Marketing Group Plc (OM:TMG:$32.91)
A world leader in the field of innovative marketing, The Marketing Group plc allows global brands to reach their target audience and communicate their message through true expert resources. "
target: Nice & Polite
Nice & Polite, based in the UK, is a creative content agency. Right from the get go, it has been a well-respected competitor in this particular field, achieving a fair level of success. It provides full in-house service production from anything film or TV related all the way to album artworks.
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closed 3/10/2016 via Company Press Release

WeTransfer, acquired Present Plus B.V.

synopsis: WeTransfer announced that it has acquired digital design and innovation studio Present Plus. Established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, Present Plus focused on making tech simple and useful, and creating content worth sharing. Its award-winning work attracted clients like adidas, MR PORTER, British Airways, and Sonos.
buyer: WeTransfer
WeTransfer is a leading file sharing service, providing a uniquely creative space for people to share files. Launched in 2009 by Bas Beerens and Nalden, WeTransfer was borne out of a simple need to provide a solution for people to send large files easily. "
target: Present Plus B.V.
Established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, Present Plus focused on making tech simple and useful, and creating content worth sharing. Its award-winning work attracted clients like adidas, MR PORTER, British Airways, Sonos and Christie’s.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Psyop, acquired Content & Co.

synopsis: Psyop, the multi-award-winning agency celebrated for its groundbreaking work in animation, design, and live-action production, announces that it has acquired Content & Co, an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand.
buyer: Psyop
Psyop is a creative content studio with a simple mission: Persuade, Change and Influence audiences by crafting content that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for work that has earned Emmys, Lions, and Annies, Psyop specializes in telling stories and designing with meaning for any medium. "
target: Content & Co.
Content & Co is an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand. As an end-to-end solution for marketers, Content & Co combines creative, multi-channel distribution and reporting to produce unforgettable brand-authored content.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Psyop, acquired Content & Co.

synopsis: Psyop, the multi-award-winning agency celebrated for its groundbreaking work in animation, design, and live-action production, announces that it has acquired Content & Co, an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand.
buyer: Psyop
Psyop is a creative content studio with a simple mission: Persuade, Change and Influence audiences by crafting content that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for work that has earned Emmys, Lions, and Annies, Psyop specializes in telling stories and designing with meaning for any medium. "
target: Content & Co.
Content & Co is an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand. As an end-to-end solution for marketers, Content & Co combines creative, multi-channel distribution and reporting to produce unforgettable brand-authored content.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Psyop, acquired Content & Co.

synopsis: Psyop, the multi-award-winning agency celebrated for its groundbreaking work in animation, design, and live-action production, announces that it has acquired Content & Co, an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand.
buyer: Psyop
Psyop is a creative content studio with a simple mission: Persuade, Change and Influence audiences by crafting content that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for work that has earned Emmys, Lions, and Annies, Psyop specializes in telling stories and designing with meaning for any medium. "
target: Content & Co.
Content & Co is an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand. As an end-to-end solution for marketers, Content & Co combines creative, multi-channel distribution and reporting to produce unforgettable brand-authored content.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Machine Design, LLC merged with Roger,

synopsis: Roger, a creative agency that aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, has merged with Big Machine Design, a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects.
buyer: Roger
Roger is a creative agency. With expanded creative firepower, Roger aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, offering the best in talent and resources for projects that require branding, design, animation, VFX, VR/AR, live-action, and content development. "
target: Big Machine Design, LLC
Big Machine Design is a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects. In addition to television spots, BIG MACHINE can also deliver customized versions for social media.
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Innocean Worldwide Inc., will acquire Wellcom Worldwide

synopsis: Innocean Worldwide, a global marketing & communications company, will be acquiring Wellcom, a global creative production agency. They provide creative solutions across any medium including: digital, print, photography, and video.
buyer: Innocean Worldwide Inc. (KOSE:A214320:$1,018.84)
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers. "
target: Wellcom Worldwide (ASX:WLL:$108.42)
Wellcom is a global creative production agency. They provide creative solutions across any medium including: digital, print, photography, and video. They champion efficiency while pushing for the best result, working harder and smarter to streamline the advertising process.
price ($mm)[EV]
$153 [$157]*
rev ($mm)
$109
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
13.0x
closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Re:Production Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Re:Production Limited (Head Office: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Re:Production Limited
Founded in 2010, Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle. The agency works with leading directors to create award-winning productions for advertising agencies and brands across the UK.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

KeyHolder, Inc., acquired Foolenlarge

synopsis: KeyHolder, a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses, has acquired Foolenlarge, a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
buyer: KeyHolder, Inc. (JASDAQ:4712:$117.42)
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment. "
target: Foolenlarge
Founded in 2008, Foolenlarge is a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
price ($mm)
$9.00
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

M&C Saatchi plc, acquired Scarecrow Communications Ltd.

synopsis: M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network, has acquired Scarecrow Communications, a creative agency in India. Scarecrow Communications has created advertising campaigns and short films for over 50 brands. Their client list includes Viacom 18, Capital First, Zee Learn, Alcon Novartis, Radio City, Anchor Panasonic, and more.
buyer: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$438.72)
Founded in 1995, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy - Brutal Simplicity of Thought, it comprises of 27 agencies in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Australasia and 8 specialist companies. "
target: Scarecrow Communications Ltd.
Scarecrow Communications Ltd. is a creative agency in India. The company has created advertising campaigns and short films for over 50 brands. Their client list includes Viacom 18, Capital First, Emami, Zee Learn, Alcon Novartis, Radio City, arthimpact, Anchor Panasonic, Reliance Capital and more.
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announced 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Poland, will acquire Propeller Film Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Poland is to acquire Propeller Film, a production house/film studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They specialize in advertising and television film production as well as photo production.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Poland
As part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is the first truly global communications network for the digital age. Dentsu Aegis Network Poland is based out of Warsaw, Poland. "
target: Propeller Film Sp. z o.o.
Propeller Film is production house/film studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They specialize in advertising and television film production as well as photo production.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Savvy Group, LLC, acquired Fresh Media Group

synopsis: The Savvy Group, a marketing and media advertising agency based in Pittsburgh, has acquired Fresh Media Group, an advertising agency. Fresh media specializes in video production, editing, website development and digital and social media marketing. They also specialize in Aerial HD Video and Photography, strategic planning and research.
buyer: The Savvy Group, LLC
The Savvy Group is a marketing and media advertising agency. Savvy provides comprehensive campaign development, strategic marketing plans, media planning and buying, research, public relations/media outreach and special events services. "
target: Fresh Media Group
Fresh Media Group is an advertising agency that specializes in video production, editing, website development and digital and social media marketing. They also specialize in Aerial HD Video and Photography, graphic design, media buying management, strategic planning and research.
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announced 12/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

TPT Global Tech Inc., will acquire Blue Collar Productions, Inc.

synopsis: TPT Global Tech has announced that its board of directors has approved the acquisition of all of the assets of Blue Collar Productions. Blue Collar Productions, Inc. is a creative content and video production company located on 'The Lot' studios in Los Angeles.
buyer: TPT Global Tech Inc. (OTCPK:TPTW:$2.40)
TPT Global Tech Inc. based in San Diego, California, is a Technology/Telecommunications Media Content Hub for domestic and International syndication and also provides Technology solutions to businesses domestically and worldwide. "
target: Blue Collar Productions, Inc.
Blue Collar Productions, Inc. is a creative content and video production company located on 'The Lot' studios in Los Angeles. In collaboration with leading agencies, brands, startups, non-profits and entertainment companies, we tell stories that inspire and engage.
price ($mm)
$2.48
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closed 12/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Innocean Worldwide Inc., acquired David And Goliath LLC

synopsis: Innocean Worldwide a global marketing & communications company, has acquired David & Goliath, a full-service creative agency. David & Goliath creates breakthrough ideas for TV, print, digital, social, out-of-home, radio, Hispanic market, experiential, graphic design, collateral, web development, branded merchandise, and product innovation.
buyer: Innocean Worldwide Inc. (KOSE:A214320:$1,018.84)
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers. "
target: David And Goliath LLC
David & Goliath is a full-service creative agency ready to take on Goliath marketing challenges. They create breakthrough ideas for TV, print, digital, social, out-of-home, radio, Hispanic market, experiential, graphic design, collateral, web development, branded merchandise, and product innovation.
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closed 12/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Film Finances Inc., acquired Buff Dubs Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Film Finances Inc. (FFI) has acquired Buff Dubs, one of Australia's most innovative post-production services companies with technology leadership in encoding, transcoding, media duplication and mastering. Buff Dubs can process media content of any description and transform, reproduce and aggregate it in the various formats demanded by clients.
buyer: Film Finances Inc. (AIM:FFI:$80.57)
Film Finances Inc. (FFI) is the world leader in completion contracts. They help movies get to the big screen. FFI provides financiers with a service that gives them an assurance that the film will be delivered on time and that the over-budget costs would not be the financier’s responsibility. "
target: Buff Dubs Pty. Ltd.
Founded in 2005, Buff Dubs Pty. Ltd. is a motion picture and video production company in Marrickville, NSW Australia. They are a market force in encoding, transcoding, media duplication and mastering services in Australia.
price ($mm)
$1.24
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
4.4x
closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bareface, acquired Invisible Artists Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bareface, the Modern Advertising Agency, has acquired Invisible Artists, a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. Invisible Artists creates strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
buyer: Bareface
Bareface is the Modern Advertising Agency. Bareface connects people to products and services, achieving the brand clarity, consistency, and authenticity that turns consumers into customers. The company offers advertising, digital marketing, and social media marketing services. "
target: Invisible Artists Pty Ltd
Invisible Artists is a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. They create strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired Industrial Color Brands

synopsis: Stone Canyon Industries, a global industrial holding company, announced that it has sold Industrial Color Brands to Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac is a leading private equity firm, based in Chicago. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. "
target parent: Stone Canyon Industries
target: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients.
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closed 7/5/2017 via gamesindustry.biz

Sumo Digital Ltd., acquired Atomhawk Design Ltd.

synopsis: Sumo Digital, an award winning independent game development studio, has acquired Atomhawk, a world leading art and design studio. Atomhawk creates concept art, UI/UX design, motion graphics and marketing art for games, film and digital media. Projects they have worked on include Mortal Kombat X, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Injustice 2, and more.
buyer parent: Perwyn
buyer: Sumo Digital Ltd. (AIM:SUMO:$59.98)
Sumo Digital is an award winning independent game development studio with 13 years experience developing quality games across all platforms. Sumo develops successful games across all platforms and genres, creating titles for major publishers including Microsoft, Sony, Sega and Disney Interactive. "
target: Atomhawk Design Ltd.
Atomhawk is a world leading art and design studio. They create concept art, UI/UX design, motion graphics and marketing art for games, film and digital media. They strive to help their clients develop and visualise ideas, and to present those ideas to the world with breathtaking style and quality.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fat Lemon Productions Limited, acquired Fat Lemon Productions Limited

synopsis: The founders of production company Fat Lemon have completed a management buy-out from the Jamie Oliver Group. Fat Lemon produces commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative.
buyer: Fat Lemon Productions Limited
Fat Lemon are a young company producing commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative. Their directing roster is one of high production values, real integrity and an affinity for a lightness of touch. "
target parent: The Jamie Oliver Group
target: Fat Lemon Productions Limited
Fat Lemon are a young company producing commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative. Their directing roster is one of high production values, real integrity and an affinity for a lightness of touch.
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closed 5/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Candee, Inc., acquired Apollo Productions Inc.

synopsis: Candee, Inc. a company that has designed and produced advertisements for a variety of companys such as Starbucks and Panasonic, has acquired Apollo Productions Inc. Apollo Productions creates TV commercials, infomercials, storefront promotional videos, and online promotional videos. They also offer live streaming services.
buyer: Candee, Inc.
Candee Inc. offers online video production, talent management, and advertising services. They have designed and produced advertisements for a variety of companys, including Starbucks, Panasonic, Universal Pictures, LiveUp!, Le Cordon Bleu Japan, and more. "
target: Apollo Productions Inc.
Apollo Productions plans and produces advertisement videos for businesses. They create TV commercials, infomercials, storefront promotional videos, and online promotional videos. They also offer live streaming services. They handle over 500 live broadcasts per month.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cambodia Broadcasting Services Co., Ltd., acquired Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd.

synopsis: Cambodia Broadcasting Service (CBS), a subsidiary of business tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group, has finalised its acquisition of TV advertising company Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd, creating Cambodia’s largest and best equipped television advertising production facility.
buyer parent: The Royal Group of Companies
buyer: Cambodia Broadcasting Services Co., Ltd.
In over a decade the Cambodian Broadcasting Service (CBS) has been the benchmark of innovation in Cambodian television. CBS owns and operates three of Cambodia's biggest entertainment and news channels – CTN, CNC and MyTV. "
target: Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd.
Legend Tiger is a Cambodian television advertising studio. They are a full service production facility that carefully plans every step of the film process.
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announced 1/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weidenhammer Systems Corporation, will acquire Shufflebox Productions, LLC

synopsis: Weidenhammer, a provider of strategy, marketing, and technology solutions that focuses on transforming businesses, announced that they reached an agreement to acquire Shufflebox Productions, LLC., an industry-leading video production company located in Kutztown, PA.
buyer: Weidenhammer Systems Corporation
Weidenhammer Systems Corporation is a provider of information technology solutions for the commercial and education marketplace. Services include: consulting, software development, infrastructure solutions, managed services and cloud solutions, as well as school district administrative solutions. "
target: Shufflebox Productions, LLC
Founded in 2010, Shufflebox is the trusted video production company for a variety of regional and national brands including Men’s Health, eBay Enterprises, Toys R Us, JustBorn, QVC and more. Shufflebox provides services everywhere and anywhere a production needs to be created.
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closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Redeeming Features Ltd., acquired Port Royal London Limited

synopsis: UK production company Redeeming Features has acquired a majority share in Port Royal, the production and consultancy venture set up by ex-Metrodome MD Jezz Vernon.
buyer: Redeeming Features Ltd.
Redeeming Features is an award-winning production company dedicated to telling original stories that engage audiences across television, film and video games. "
target: Port Royal London Limited
Port Royal is the film production and consultancy venture set up by ex-Metrodome Managing Director Jezz Vernon.
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closed 11/9/2016 via PR Newswire

Ride Television Network Inc., acquired F2 Media, LLC.

synopsis: After years of working together, Ride Television Network Inc., a Fort Worth based nationally distributed television network, acquires key production company, F2 Media, LLC. F2 Media LLC, is a film and video production company offering creative services and production services to clients and agencies alike.
buyer: Ride Television Network Inc.
Ride Television Network, Inc. is a privately held corporation based in Fort Worth, Texas USA. The company was formed in 2011 for the purpose of launching a 24-hour, high definition, television network that is focused on the equestrian lifestyle. "
target: F2 Media, LLC.
Founded in 2012, F2 Media LLC, is a film and video production company offering creative services and production services to clients and agencies alike.
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