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closed 7/15/2008 via Market Wire

Future US, Inc., acquired Ballhype

synopsis: Future US, the special-interest media company, has acquired BallHype, Inc, the Belmont, California-based technology company and owner of ballhype.com and showhype.com, for an undisclosed sum. Since its launch, Ballhype has rapidly grown its unique user base to nearly 2 million per month.
buyer parent: Future plc
buyer: Future US, Inc.
Future US is part of Future plc, an international special-interest media group. We hold strong market positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Future creates over 180 publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. "
target: Ballhype
Using proprietary technology, BallHype aggregates and clusters news and video content around a defined theme. Currently, through http://ballhype.com and http://showhype.com users can view mainstream American sports and entertainment gossip content respectively.
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announced 12/2/2016 via BusinessWire

SilverHub Media UK Ltd, will acquire Splash News

synopsis: The Branded Entertainment Network, which connects global brands to consumers through the power of popular entertainment, announced the sale of its Splash News business to SilverHub Media UK Ltd. Splash News is the world's leading celebrity and breaking news agency, providing images, video and stories to top publishers across the globe.
buyer: SilverHub Media UK Ltd
SilverHub is a new agency that is serving the need for content across the celebrity, sports and entertainment landscape. SilverHub was founded in 2016 by an extremely strong and experienced team who bring huge passion and expertise to all areas of the content business. "
target parent: Branded Entertainment Network
target: Splash News
Splash News is the world's leading celebrity and breaking news agency, providing images, video and stories to top publishers across the globe. Splash News and Picture Agency is a part of Branded Entertainment Network.
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closed 7/20/2011 via PR Newswire

Corbis Images, acquired Splash News

synopsis: Corbis Images, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, announced its acquisition of Splash News for an undisclosed amount. The Los Angeles-based company provides candid celebrity photography and video content to the world's premiere entertainment print, online and broadcast media outlets.
buyer parent: Corbis Corporation
buyer: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images. "
target: Splash News
Founded in 1990, Splash News is a leading independent entertainment news and photography agency. Splash provides breaking entertainment news and celebrity candid photography and video content to consumers around the world through their favorite media outlets.
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closed 9/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Examiner.com, acquired NowPublic Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Examiner.com, the insider source for everything local, has acquired Vancouver-based NowPublic, a pioneer in user-generated content and the largest participatory news network in the world. Examiner.com will leverage NowPublic's innovative search and publishing technology to solidify its leadership position in providing local news and information.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: Examiner.com
Clarity Digital Group, d/b/a Examiner.com, serves 109 markets across the country and is the insider source for everything local. Examiner.com's content is contributed by Examiners; passionate, informed, and knowledgeable local influencers. "
target: NowPublic Technologies, Inc.
NowPublic is a crowd-sourced, participatory news network that mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. In its short history, the company has become the largest news organization of its kind with contributing reporters in more than 6000 cities and 160 countries.
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closed 8/17/2009 via paidContent.org

MSNBC Interactive News LLC, acquired EveryBlock

synopsis: MSNBC Interactive is making a hyperlocal push, with the purchase of EveryBlock, which offers updates culled from public records—like 911 dispatches—and news sources in 15 cities.
buyer parent: General Electric Company
buyer: MSNBC Interactive News LLC
MSNBC Interactive News LLC, an online channel, provides health, entertainment, business, and science/technology news. It also operates an online news site, which offers print and multimedia content. "
target: EveryBlock
EveryBlock filters an assortment of local news by location so you can keep track of what’s happening on your block, in your neighborhood and all over your city. If it’s in your neighborhood and it happened recently, it’s news on EveryBlock.
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closed 8/10/2009 via PR Newswire

Facebook, acquired FriendFeed

synopsis: Facebook announced that it has agreed to acquire FriendFeed, the innovative service for sharing online. As part of the agreement, all FriendFeed employees will join Facebook and FriendFeed's four founders will hold senior roles on Facebook's engineering and product teams.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$94,399.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: FriendFeed
FriendFeed is a service which, instead of layering a meta-network on top of all your other social networks, will create a news feed incorporating them all much like the Facebook news feed. It's a simple idea that isn't too difficult or bothersome for social network users to adopt.
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closed 12/19/2008 via PR Newswire

XING AG, acquired SocialMedian, Inc.

synopsis: The publicly listed XING AG announces it has purchased New York-based socialmedian Inc., a leading innovator in the social news industry. The socialmedian solution enables people to get the news filtered by their social networks.
buyer: XING AG (XTRA:O1BC:$262.50)
XING is the leading network for business contacts in Europe. XING makes your professional network an active part of your life, enabling members to discover professional people, opportunities and privileges through its unique discovery capability and advanced contact management tools. "
target: SocialMedian, Inc.
Socialmedian delivers the news, filtered by your network. socialmedian's mission is to help people discover the news and information they need to succeed at their jobs, pursue their passions and stay informed about the world around them.
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closed 8/22/2007 via Reuters

ESPN, Inc., acquired Scrum.com

synopsis: Walt Disney Co.'s sports network ESPN said on Tuesday it had bought Scrum.com, a leading rugby news Web site, as part of its bid to move beyond American sports and attract fans around the world.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: ESPN, Inc.
ESPN, Inc. is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of six U.S. television networks. "
target: Scrum.com
Scrum.com has been reporting on professional and international rugby all over the world since 1997. We take pride in producing the highest quality news from our team of reporters and editors in more than a dozen countries as well as leading news and picture agencies.
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closed 9/28/2006 via

Big Stick Media Corporation, acquired National Sports Services, Inc.

synopsis: iGaming Corporation announces today that it has entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire certain revenue generating assets of National Sports Services, Inc. (“NSS”), a Nevada-based sports information company.
buyer: Big Stick Media Corporation (:$0.00)
Big Stick Media Corporation owns and operates sports media assets, including websites, client-server software, publications, television and radio shows and call centers. "
target: National Sports Services, Inc.
National Sports Services, Inc. is one of America's largest sports information service companies, providing sports handicapping selections and sports analysis, odds, scores, injuries and commentary delivered via Internet, telephone, audiotext, 900 numbers, television and radio.
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closed 3/16/2004 via BusinessWire

College Sports Television, acquired Official College Sports Network

synopsis: CSTV: College Sports Television, the fastest-growing independent cable network, has completed its acquisition of the Official College Sports Network (OCSN), which will be re-branded CollegeSports.com. CollegeSports.com includes the www.collegesports.com Web site and its network of 150 official athletic sites for top colleges and universities.
buyer parent: CBS Corporation
buyer: College Sports Television
College Sports Television (CSTV) Networks, Inc. is a multi-media company consisting of the first 24-hour college sports television network, College Sports TV; the leading college sports online network, CSTV.com; and the first 24-hour college sports radio network, SIRIUS College Sports Radio. "
target parent: Student Advantage Inc.
target: Official College Sports Network
The Official College Sports Network (OCSN) is the largest and most-trafficked network on the Internet devoted exclusively to college sports. Founded in 1996 as The FANSonly Network, OCSN designs, builds, hosts, maintains and markets official athletic websites for 145 college athletic departments, c
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closed 6/19/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Catholic News Agency and ACI Prensa merged with EWTN Global Catholic Network,

synopsis: The Denver-based Catholic News Agency (CNA) and its sister organization, ACI Prensa, the world's largest Spanish-language Catholic news organization with headquarters in Lima, Peru have become part of the EWTN Global Catholic Network.
buyer: EWTN Global Catholic Network
EWTN Global Catholic Network provides multimedia services to more than 140 countries and territories. The Network transmits eleven separate television channels in several languages to more than 230 million homes around the world. It also operates multiple radio services. "
target: Catholic News Agency and ACI Prensa
Catholic News Agency has been one of the fastest growing Catholic news providers in the English speaking world. ACI Prensa is the largest and most visited web provider of Catholic news in Spanish through www.aciprensa.com and www.ewtnnoticias.com.
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closed 11/14/2012 via

Corbis Images, acquired Demotix

synopsis: Corbis, a leading visual media provider for the creative community, announced that it acquired Demotix, an award winning open news platform. Launched in 2009, London-based Demotix is recognized as a source for breaking news photography from locations that many mainstream media struggle to reach.
buyer parent: Corbis Corporation
buyer: Corbis Images
Corbis Images is a leading visual media provider for advertising, marketing and media professionals, providing a comprehensive selection of stock photography and illustrations. Corbis Images has exceptional creative, documentary, archival, fine art, current events, and entertainment images. "
target: Demotix
Demotix is a multi-award winning global photojournalism newswire. With over 6,500 active photojournalists around the world, Demotix images have appeared on the front pages of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian and elsewhere, and in print, broadcast and online media all over the globe.
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closed 12/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Jesta Group, acquired Fox Mobile Group

synopsis: Jesta Group has announced the acquisition of Fox Mobile Group from News Corporation. FMG is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
buyer: Jesta Group
Jesta Group is a diversified company with a long history as a leading investor in all classes of global real estate and hospitality as well as in other important sectors of the economy, notably in the fields of manufacturing, technology and aviation. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Fox Mobile Group
Fox Mobile Group is a global leader in mobile content distribution, production and services. FMG includes such well-known consumer brands as Jamba, Jamster, Mobizzo and iLove, as well as Bitbop, a mobile video service and entertainment platform.
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closed 10/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Cellfish Media, LLC, acquired Airborne Mobile, Inc.

synopsis: Cellfish Media LLC, a mobile-internet publisher and mobile-marketing solution provider, had acquired Airborne Mobile, a leading mobile-application publisher. The newly formed Airborne Studios combines Cellfish Media's original-content publishing activities with Airborne Mobile's distribution of globally iconic brands.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Cellfish Media, LLC
Cellfish Media provides publishers with mobile-marketing solutions to monetize their traffic and advertisers with a powerful and targeted tool to reach prospects and clients. Cellfish is a major player in Mobile-Internet publishing, with more than 14 million unique clients worldwide. "
target parent: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
target: Airborne Mobile, Inc.
For over a decade, Airborne Mobile has blazed a distinctive trail, helping to pioneer, build and establish the burgeoning mobile media space by conceiving, creating and distributing best-of-breed mobile programs.
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announced 6/21/2005 via PR Newswire

CYBIRD Co., Ltd., will acquire Airborne Entertainment

synopsis: CYBIRD Co., Ltd., one of Japan's preeminent mobile media companies and a pioneer in mobile content services, announced today that it has agreed to acquire Airborne Entertainment Inc., one of North America's leading mobile entertainment companies, in a transaction valued at approximately $90 million.
buyer: CYBIRD Co., Ltd.
CYBIRD is a leading mobile content and service provider in Japan. Founded in September 1998. CYBIRD provides fully integrated content solutions and systems for Internet-enabled mobile phones, covering consultation, planning, content development, operation, and maintenance. "
target: Airborne Entertainment
Airborne Entertainment is a leading publisher of entertainment content for mobile phones. The company creates, packages, and distributes games, lifestyle applications, messaging services, ringtones and graphics in conjunction with the world's most recognizable media and consumer brands. Airborne's
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closed 8/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd., purchased Online Audio Business from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited

synopsis: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (formerly named Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd.) ("Ku6"), a leader in online video portal operations in China, and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited ("Shanda"), a leading interactive entertainment media company in China, announced that Ku6 and Shanda have completed the asset transactions entered into on June 1, 2010.
buyer: Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (KUTV:$10.91)
Hurray! Holding Co., Ltd. is a leader in artist development, music production, concerts and other music events and offline distribution, and distributon of music and music-related products such as ringtones, in China. "
seller: Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited (SNDA:$5,572.25)
Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited is a leading interactive entertainment media company in China. Shanda offers a portfolio of diversified entertainment content including some of the most popular massively multi-player and casual online games in China.
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announced 2/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Relaxnews

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, one of the world's leading communications groups, announced the opening of exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Relaxnews, a French news agency dedicated to leisure news.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,011.70)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. They offer the full range of services and skills: digital, traditional advertising, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media buying and strategy, and healthcare communications. "
target: Relaxnews (ENXTPA:ALR:$10.32)
Relaxnews is a French news agency dedicated to leisure news. A source of consulting, content, animation and technology, Relaxnews offers its know-how to brands and medias all around the world.
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$17
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closed 7/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

SWNS, acquired Ross Parry Agency Ltd.

synopsis: News agency SWNS acquired Leeds-based Ross Parry Agency Ltd. Ross Parry is the North's premier press agency, with offices in North, South and West Yorkshire. They are a professional organization supplying news and features to a regional, national and international audience.
buyer: SWNS
SWNS, formerly South West News Service, is the UK's largest independent press agency. The agency has been around for more than 40 years, providing the UK and international media with groundbreaking, agenda setting news, stories, and pictures on a manner of subjects. "
target: Ross Parry Agency Ltd.
Ross Parry Agency Ltd. is the North's premier press agency, with offices in North, South and West Yorkshire. They are a professional organization supplying news and features to a regional, national and international audience.
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closed 3/5/2009 via Market Wire

STATS, Inc., acquired Sports Ticker Enterprises

synopsis: STATS LLC, a global sports information provider, announced the acquisition of PA SportsTicker from UK-based PA Sport. The transaction also sees PA Sport becoming the exclusive distributor of STATS' content into the UK and signals a mutual desire to work together on varying projects around the globe.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: STATS, Inc.
STATS, Inc. is the nation's leading sports information and statistical analysis company. We provide up-to-the-minute sports information to fans, professional teams, print and broadcast media, software developers and interactive service providers around the country. "
target parent: The Press Association Group
target: Sports Ticker Enterprises
SportsTicker® delivers instant scores, breaking sports news, statistics, previews, recaps and features, gathered by more than 850 event-site reporters.
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closed 5/10/2006 via PR Newswire

PA Sport, acquired Sports Ticker Enterprises

synopsis: PA Sport, the world's leading sports information provider, has acquired SportsTicker from ESPN. The new entity will be called PA SportsTicker and will build on SportsTicker's position as a key player in delivering real-time content to the North American market.
buyer parent: The Press Association Group
buyer: PA Sport
PA Sport is the world's leading sports news provider and is part of the PA Group of information companies. At the heart of the PA Group is the The Press Association, the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, which was founded in 1868. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: Sports Ticker Enterprises
SportsTicker® delivers instant scores, breaking sports news, statistics, previews, recaps and features, gathered by more than 850 event-site reporters.
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closed 7/15/2008 via Market Wire

Future US, Inc., acquired Ballhype

synopsis: Future US, the special-interest media company, has acquired BallHype, Inc, the Belmont, California-based technology company and owner of ballhype.com and showhype.com, for an undisclosed sum. Since its launch, Ballhype has rapidly grown its unique user base to nearly 2 million per month.
buyer parent: Future plc
buyer: Future US, Inc.
Future US is part of Future plc, an international special-interest media group. We hold strong market positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Future creates over 180 publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. "
target: Ballhype
Using proprietary technology, BallHype aggregates and clusters news and video content around a defined theme. Currently, through http://ballhype.com and http://showhype.com users can view mainstream American sports and entertainment gossip content respectively.
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closed 1/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

NewBay Media LLC, purchased Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, Inc.

synopsis: NewBay Media, one of the world's largest media and information resources, has acquired Guitar Aficionado, Guitar World and Revolver from Future US, a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. NewBay said the deal would boost its access to audio professionals and enthusiasts.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is one of the world's largest media and information resources for professionals, retailers and enthusiasts within the Pro Audio, Broadcast & Video, Musical Instruments, AV / Consumer Electronics and K-12 Education vertical markets. "
seller parent: Future plc
seller: Future US, Inc.
Future US is a leading publisher of special-interest magazines and digital media properties. It publishes market-leading sites and titles in the Games, Music, Technology, and men’s and women’s special-interest markets.
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announced 1/26/2011 via PR Web

GreatDad LLC, will acquire Pregnancy Magazine

synopsis: GreatDad LLC, which operates GreatDad.com, announced the acquisition of PregnancyMagazine.com, as well as sister sites Pregnancy360.com and Mom360.com from Future US. PregnancyMagazine.com is the leading monthly magazine for first-time moms.
buyer: GreatDad LLC
GreatDad.com is a leading source of experience, recommendations, inspiration and advice for dads-delivered from the male perspective. GreatDad.com currently offers the only pregnancy countdown newsletter written by dads and for dads. "
target parent: Future plc
target: Pregnancy Magazine
Pregnancy Magazine is the leading monthly magazine for first-time moms. At a time when information about what to buy, what to wear, what’s normal and what’s healthy is voraciously consumed by first time moms-to-be, Pregnancy is there to answer.
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closed 7/15/2008 via Market Wire

Future US, Inc., acquired Ballhype

synopsis: Future US, the special-interest media company, has acquired BallHype, Inc, the Belmont, California-based technology company and owner of ballhype.com and showhype.com, for an undisclosed sum. Since its launch, Ballhype has rapidly grown its unique user base to nearly 2 million per month.
buyer parent: Future plc
buyer: Future US, Inc.
Future US is part of Future plc, an international special-interest media group. We hold strong market positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Future creates over 180 publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. "
target: Ballhype
Using proprietary technology, BallHype aggregates and clusters news and video content around a defined theme. Currently, through http://ballhype.com and http://showhype.com users can view mainstream American sports and entertainment gossip content respectively.
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closed 9/18/2009 via Capital IQ

Edipresse Switzerland merged with Tamedia AG,

synopsis: Edipresse and Tamedia have combined their media activities in Switzerland. During an initial stage, the media company based in Zurich will acquire a 49.9% shareholding in Edipresse’s Swiss business. At the beginning of 2013, Edipresse’s Swiss business will be totally merged with Tamedia.
buyer: Tamedia AG (SWX:TAMN:$1,075.04)
Tamedia is a Swiss media company based in Zurich. Tamedia's daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, online platforms, regional radio and TV stations together with its newspaper printing facility make it one of Switzerland's leading media enterprises. "
target parent: Edipresse S.A.
target: Edipresse Switzerland
Edipresse Switzerland is one of the three main publishers of the country. Its 1300 employees publish dailies, magazines and websites. Edipresse Switzerland, along with other public and private partners, is also involved with television Vaud-Fribourg.
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closed 5/16/2008 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired IAG Research

synopsis: The Nielsen Company has completed the acquisition of IAG Research, Inc., a privately held company that measures consumer engagement with television programs, national commercials and product placements.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: IAG Research
IAG Research measures the effectiveness of television advertising, product placement as well as viewer engagement with TV and the Internet. IAG Research's suite of measurement products are used by industry leaders.
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$223
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announced 4/21/2009 via PR Newswire

Imagem Music Group, will acquire The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization

synopsis: Imagem Music Group, the music publishing investment fund of ABP, the Netherlands based world's third largest pension fund is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to acquire the rights to the songs and musicals of the legendary Rodgers & Hammerstein as well as The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization (RHO).
buyer parent: All Pensions Group
buyer: Imagem Music Group
Founded in 2008 by ABP, one of the world's biggest pension funds, in conjunction with Dutch independent publisher/media company CP Masters BV, Imagem Music is the world's leading independent music publisher. "
target: The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
Founded by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization (RHO) represents a wide variety of entertainment copyrights. RHO represents not only works by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, but also Irving Berlin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Adam Guettel, and others.
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synopsis: Windswept Classics, Inc. and Itochu Corporation have acquired the Trio Music and Quartet Music catalogs from Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in a mid eight figure deal, it was announced today by Evan Medow, CEO of Windswept Holdings LLC.
buyer parent: Fuji Television Network, Inc.
buyer: Windswept Classics, Inc.
Windswept Classics, Inc. and Windswept Holdings LLC are subsidiaries of Japan's largest media conglomerate, Fuji Television Network, Inc. and Fujipacific Music, Inc. "
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synopsis: Windswept Classics, Inc. and Itochu Corporation have acquired the Trio Music and Quartet Music catalogs from Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in a mid eight figure deal, it was announced today by Evan Medow, CEO of Windswept Holdings LLC.
buyer: Itochu Corporation (ITOCY:$47,368.02)
Windswept Classics, Inc. and Windswept Holdings LLC are subsidiaries of Japan's largest media conglomerate, Fuji Television Network, Inc. and Fujipacific Music, Inc. "
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announced 8/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

Maker Studios, will acquire Blip Networks, Inc.

synopsis: Maker Studios, Inc., a digital video studio company that offers digital content production and distribution services, has agreed to acquire Blip Networks, Inc., a digital media company that develops, produces and distributes original web series.
buyer: Maker Studios
Maker Studios is a cutting-edge, talent-first media company founded by YouTube artists. Maker is the only network that provides partners a full range of vertically integrated services including development, production, promotion, distribution, sales, marketing and merchandise services. "
target: Blip Networks, Inc.
Blip develops, produce, and distribute the best in original web series from well-known and up-and-coming producers. Since launching in 2005, Blip has evolved into the largest independently-owned and operated digital video platform in the world and attracts hundreds of millions of views per month.
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closed 12/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, Inc., acquired BigChampagne Media Measurement

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment has acquired BigChampagne Media Measurement, a leading developer of technologies for collecting, analyzing and distributing media metrics. BigChampagne's Ultimate Chart platform will power social discovery, content relevancy and product personalization across Live Nation's businesses.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: BigChampagne Media Measurement
BigChampagne is a leading developer of technologies for collecting, analyzing and distributing media metrics. The company acquires and analyzes billions of online and offline data points about popular entertainment.
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closed 6/30/2011 via GlobeNewswire

MediaPro Entertainment, acquired Bontonfilm, a.s.

synopsis: Central European Media Enterprises announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary CME Media Pro has acquired Bontonfilm a.s. from Bancroft Private Equity. Bontonfilm is a film, home entertainment, digital and television rights distribution company with operations in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic and a leading market position in each country.
buyer parent: Central European Media Enterprises
buyer: MediaPro Entertainment
MediaPro Entertainment is one of the leading producers and distributors of television fiction in Central and Eastern Europe. MediaPro Entertainment’s Fiction and Reality and Entertainment programming is mainly targeted at local audiences. "
target parent: Bancroft Private Equity, LLP
target: Bontonfilm, a.s.
Bontonfilm is a film, home entertainment, digital and television rights distribution company with operations in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic and a leading market position in each country.
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closed 8/8/2012 via PR Newswire

macProVideo.com, acquired AskVideo.com

synopsis: macProVideo.com announced the purchase of online software training website, AskVideo.com. The deal includes AskVideo.com's full catalogue, brand, and other operational assets. AskVideo.com is an online education community for both Windows and Mac users, training on the world's leading creative software and applications.
buyer parent: NonLinear Educating Inc.
buyer: macProVideo.com
macProVideo.com was founded in February of 2005 to produce and distribute online training for Apple software applications like Logic, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and GarageBand. The company's library quickly expanded to include training for over 40 different software applications. "
target: AskVideo.com
AskVideo.com is an online education community for both Windows and Mac users, training on the world's leading creative software and applications. Their course library includes videos on Adobe CS, Logic Pro, Final Cut Studio, InDesign and more.
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closed 2/8/2008 via BusinessWire

Shibui Data Corp, acquired Ganiz LLC

synopsis: Shibui Data Corp. is proud to announce the acquisition of web media directory Ganiz.com from Ganiz LLC. Ganiz.com is a leading directory of web media resources. It indexes and presents various types of content such as Cartoons, Television, Movies, Music, Newspapers and Sports.
buyer: Shibui Data Corp
Shibui Data Corp. owns and operates ShibuiMarkets.com a leading provider of financial information with live quotes for foreign exchange, stocks and emerging market bonds, and FanStreet, a leading sports oriented social network. "
target: Ganiz LLC
Ganiz.com is a directory of web media resources. It indexes and presents various types of content such as Cartoons, Television, Movies, Music, Newspapers and Sports. Ganiz viewers are able to rate and review each resource. That information enables other viewers to gain insight from each other.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, acquired Zhara Music

synopsis: Warner Music Group announced the acquisition of leading indie label Zhara Music, and the launch of the Russian division of its legendary Atlantic Records label. Zhara Music was co-founded by artists and businessmen EMIN and Bahh Tee.
buyer: Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry, including Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, Erato, FFRR, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Sire, Warner Bros., among others, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers. "
target: Zhara Music
Zhara Music, a Russian indie label, has become a hugely significant player in the fast-growing Russian music industry. They also host the ZHARA Festival, a music festival which takes place in Azerbaijan, near the coast of Caspian Sea every year.
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lupa Systems, will acquire Tribeca Enterprises LLC

synopsis: Lupa Systems, James Murdoch’s private holding company, will acquire a majority stake in Tribeca Enterprises from The Madison Square Garden Company, a world leader in live sports and entertainment. Tribeca Enterprises is a diversified global media company. Their annual Tribeca Film Festival helps filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience.
buyer: Lupa Systems
Lupa Systems is a private holding company with offices in New York and Mumbai. Lupas Systems is owned by James Murdoch, a British-American businessman. "
target parent: The Madison Square Garden Company
target: Tribeca Enterprises LLC
Tribeca Enterprises is a diversified global media company. Tribeca Enterprises operates the annual Tribeca Film Festival. The festival helps filmmakers reach the broadest possible audience, enabling the international film community and general public to experience the power of independent cinema.
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Feldman Agency, acquired The Feldman Agency

synopsis: Sam Feldman, founder of Canada’s the Feldman Agency (TFA), has sold the business to the agency’s president, Jeff Craib, and vice-president, Tom Kemp. The agency books acts including Diana Krall, Barenaked Ladies, Sum 41, Carly Rae Jepsen and Alessia Cara from its offices in Vancouver and Toronto.
buyer: The Feldman Agency
The Feldman Agency is one of North America's premiere entertainment talent agencies and management groups. They have a wealth of experience in artist representation, talent, booking, event services and corporate consulting. They are based in Toronto and Vancouver. "
target: The Feldman Agency
The Feldman Agency is one of North America's premiere entertainment talent agencies and management groups. They have a wealth of experience in artist representation, talent, booking, event services and corporate consulting. They are based in Toronto and Vancouver.
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closed 9/27/2018 via BusinessWire

AEG Presents, acquired PromoWest Productions

synopsis: AEG Presents, a global leader in concert promotion and venue management, announced that it has acquired PromoWest Productions, one of the country’s most prominent and respected independent live music promoters and the premier concert promotion company in Central Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.
buyer parent: The Anschutz Company
buyer: AEG Presents
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world. The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. "
target: PromoWest Productions
PromoWest Productions is the largest full-service, independently owned and operated entertainment company in the Midwest and was named in the top 10 largest rock promoters in the United States.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vivo Concerti, acquired Vivo Concerti

synopsis: Warner Music Group has sold Italian live promotion company Vivo Concerti. The firm has been acquired by its MD, Clemente Zard. Warner Music Italy acquired Vivo in 2011, setting it up as an internal division. Vivo Concerti has produced tours for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead and Subsonica.
buyer: Vivo Concerti
Vivo Concerti is an Italian live promotion company based in Milano. Vivo Concerti has produced tours for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead, Sigur Rós and Subsonica. "
target parent: Access Industries
target: Vivo Concerti
Vivo Concerti is an Italian live promotion company based in Milano. Vivo Concerti has produced tours for artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Radiohead, Sigur Rós and Subsonica.
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closed 8/30/2017 via PR Newswire

Cityneon Holdings Limited, acquired Jurassic World: The Exhibition

synopsis: Cityneon Holdings Limited, which specializes in crafting quality customer and brand experiences in exhibitions, has acquired Jurassic World: The Exhibition, produced by Imagine Exhibitions. JP Exhibition, LLC was created to finance and present an exhibition based upon the international blockbuster Jurassic World motion picture franchise.
buyer: Cityneon Holdings Limited (SGX:5HJ:$74.08)
Cityneon, a Singapore-based company, specializes in crafting quality customer and brand experiences in the fields of Intellectual Property Rights, Interior Architecture, Events, Exhibitions and Theme Parks, working with governments, businesses, brands and organisations worldwide. "
target parent: Imagine Exhibitions
target: Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Jurassic World: The Exhibition was created to finance and present an exhibition based upon the international blockbuster Jurassic World motion picture franchise. Created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, the Exhibition is infused with interactive educational elements.
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$20
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closed 10/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

This is Global Limited, purchased Four Festivals from Impresario Festivals plc

synopsis: Impresario Festivals, one of the UK's leading independent music festival promoters, has sold four of its successful festivals to This is Global Limited, home to some of the UK's biggest and best-loved radio stations. The acquisition includes Rewind, Boardmasters, Field Day and South West Four.
buyer: This is Global Limited
Global (This is Global) is home to some of the UK's biggest and best-loved radio stations. They also manage some of the best musical talent around, publish some of the biggest tracks in the charts, and run two of the freshest music TV channels there are. "
seller: Impresario Festivals plc
The acquisition includes Rewind, Boardmasters, Field Day and South West Four music festivals from Impresario Festivals. Impresario Festivals is one of the UK's leading independent music festival promoters.
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closed 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, acquired Blaze Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Future PLC, an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher, has purchased publisher and event organizer Blaze Publishing Ltd, the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Future is an award-winning international media group and leading digital publisher. They reach more than 51 million international consumers a month and create world-class content and advertising solutions online, on tablet & smartphone and in print. "
target: Blaze Publishing Ltd
Blaze has grown to become the largest independently-owned publishing company in the shooting sector, and in the last few years has expanded into music magazines, live events and video.
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closed 4/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Broadwick Live Limited, acquired Glass Butter Beach Ltd.

synopsis: Broadwick Live, who organise the annual Festival No.6 at Portmeirion near Porthmadog, acquired 65% of wakeboarding and music festival Glass Butter Beach. Festival No.6 organisers will take control of line-up, ticketing, site design and logistics of the summer Glass Butter Beach event at Abersoch.
buyer: Broadwick Live Limited
Broadwick Live is an international team of creative people with a central HQ in London, best known as the people behind internationally acclaimed and award winning festivals and events including Snowbombing, Festival Number 6, Bacardi Triangle and Lollibop. "
target: Glass Butter Beach Ltd.
Glass Butter Beach is a beach based music and action sports festival with a huge emphasis on wake, surf and eclectic music, great friends, good times & addictive beach lifestyle.
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