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closed 12/2/2013 via BusinessWire

The Chernin Group, acquired Crunchyroll

synopsis: The Chernin Group, which manages and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors globally, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading global video streaming service for anime content.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, CA. TCG has built, managed, operated and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com.
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announced 12/10/2020 via BusinessWire

FUNimation, will acquire Crunchyroll

synopsis: AT&T has agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation Global Group, LLC. Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime brand that connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with 360-degree experiences.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: FUNimation
Funimation distributes the best anime to a passionate, global community of fans. Funimation delivers anime to fans and is pioneering an omnichannel approach to engaging and entertaining millions where they want it most—streaming, home entertainment, theatrical, merchandising, live events, and more. "
target parent: AT&T
target: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime brand that connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with 360-degree experiences.
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$1,175
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closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., acquired Viewster

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor, has acquired Viewster and its subsidiary platform Viewster Anime. Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm is a leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical retail storefronts and digital platforms, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon, as well as the national Video on Demand platform on cable television. "
target: Viewster
Viewster is a worldwide online video service connecting passionate audiences. They are a community of fandom video creators and curators supported by a wide catalogue of niche TV series and movies, with more than five thousand titles across anime, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, and documentary.
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announced 3/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc., will acquire Daisuki

synopsis: Bandai Namco Holdings announced that they plan to acquire Anime Consortium Japan, which operates the Japanese anime streaming website Daisuki.net. Daisuke provides an official website for distributing Japanese anime to the world, as well as an e-commerce shop that sells a variety of anime products.
buyer: BANDAI NAMCO Holdings, Inc. (TSE:7832:$6,779.24)
BANDAI NAMCO's mission is to provide "Dreams, Fun and Inspiration," and their vision is to be "The Leading Innovator in Global Entertainment." They provide products and services in the Toys and Hobby Business, Network Entertainment Business, and Visual and Music Production Business. "
target: Daisuki
Anime Consortium Japan operates Daisuki.net, an official website for distributing Japanese anime to the world. They provide an online service that streams anime to an international audience. They also provide an e-commerce shop that sells a variety of anime products.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.1x
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announced 11/12/2020 via Company Press Release

AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Pure Flix

synopsis: AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc., a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire faith and family entertainment streaming service, Pure Flix.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc.
AFFIRM Entertainment, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment which also owns AFFIRM Films and the recently launched AFFIRM Television. AFFIRM Films, launched in 2007, is an industry leader in faith-based/inspirational film. "
target: Pure Flix
Pure Flix streaming video on demand was originally created by Pure Flix Entertainment LLC, a leader in faith and family entertainment around the world.
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announced 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

Fox Corporation, will acquire Tubi TV

synopsis: FOX Corp. has agreed to acquire Tubi, an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$12,437.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Tubi TV
Tubi is an American streaming service based in San Francisco, California, United States, that launched in 2014. It is a free, ad-supported service, with advertisements shown during unskippable commercial breaks during programming.
price ($mm)
$490
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ruslan Kaftanaty, acquired tvzavr

synopsis: Ruslan Kaftanaty has become the sole owner of the Russian OTT service tvzavr. Kaftanaty increased his previous stake of 25% by buying out the 75% owned by Elena Subbotina. tvzavr broadcasts movies, sitcoms, shows, and other video content to smart TVs, computers, phones and tablets. tvzavr is based in Moscow, Russia.
buyer: Ruslan Kaftanaty
Ruslan Kaftanaty is a Russian businessman and the Founder and Co-Founder of various companies. Prior to 2019, Kaftanaty owned 25% of video streaming service, tvzavr. He acquired an additional 75% in 2019, becoming sole owner of the company. "
target: tvzavr
tvzavr provides online video streaming services. The company broadcasts movies, sitcoms, shows, and other video content to smart TVs, computers, phones and tablets. tvzavr is based in Moscow, Russia.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Vimeo, LLC., acquired Livestream

synopsis: Vimeo, the world's largest ad-free open video platform, has acquired Livestream, the leading live video solution that powers over 10 million events a year. Livestream provides businesses and organizations with a powerful solution for connecting with their audiences in real-time.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Vimeo, LLC. (VMEO:$369.34)
Vimeo's mission is to empower creators to make, share and sell amazing videos directly to viewers worldwide, in the highest quality possible with no interruptive advertising. Vimeo is home to the world's leading video creators and the hundreds of millions of viewers who love them. "
target: Livestream
Livestream is a video live streaming platform that allows customers to broadcast live video content using a camera and a computer through the Internet, and viewers to play the content via the web, iOS, Android, Roku, and the Apple TV.
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closed 10/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Verizon Communications, acquired Vessel

synopsis: Verizon Communications Inc. announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the technology and software that underlies Vessel's online video subscription service, which provides early access to videos from online video stars. Vessel has developed smart video platforms that provide experiences that match viewer demand.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$129,549.00)
Verizon Communications Inc. operates America's most reliable wireless network. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation's premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. "
target: Vessel
Vessel, headquartered in San Francisco, is an online short-form video subscription platform. The service launched in 2015 and has paying subscribers in 155 countries, providing early exclusive access to digitally native video.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

TRACE TV S.A., acquired Buni.tv

synopsis: Trace TV has announced the acquisition of pan-African VOD service Buni.tv, in preparation for the launch of its own VOD platform Trace Play. Part of pan-African studio Restless Global, Buni.tv was launched in 2012 as one of the first VOD platforms to focus on the African market. It is now one of the three largest VOD services on the continent.
buyer parent: Modern Times Group MTG AB
buyer: TRACE TV S.A.
Trace is an international brand and media group active in two fast-growing segments of the entertainment industry: urban music and sports celebrities. Since 2003, Trace has launched 18 successful pay-TV and digital platforms that are available in 160 countries to more than 80 million subscribers. "
target parent: Restless Global
target: Buni.tv
Buni.tv is a leading African video-on-demand platform that leverages the mobile opportunity to revolutionize the way African content is distributed and consumed on the continent and abroad. Launched in April 2012, Buni.tv has since reached more than a million unique visitors.
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closed 5/19/2016 via Market Wire

CinemaNow, Inc., acquired OVGuide

synopsis: FOTV Media Networks Inc. (FOTV) announced the acquisition of OVGuide Inc., the comprehensive service to facilitating the discovery and consumption of online video across all platforms. OVGuide joins FilmOn TV Networks and CinemaNow to form a powerful ecosystem that delivers a one-stop solution for online entertainment.
buyer parent: FilmOn TV Networks
buyer: CinemaNow, Inc.
CinemaNow is a leading over-the-top (OTT) provider of on-demand streaming media available to viewers in North America and Europe. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. "
target parent: Baroda Ventures
target: OVGuide
OVGuide.com is the comprehensive source for the discovery, via search or browse, and consumption of free high quality online videos, including TV shows, full-length movies, and clips from hundreds of sources. OVGuide also manages a strong network of ad supported Roku Channels.
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closed 1/21/2016 via PR Newswire

IBM, acquired Ustream.TV

synopsis: IBM, an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, announced it has acquired Ustream, Inc., a provider of cloud-based live video streaming services. Ustream provides cloud-based video streaming to enterprises and broadcasters for everything from corporate keynotes to live music concerts.
buyer: IBM (IBM:$58,361.00)
IBM offers a wide range of technology and consulting services; a broad portfolio of middleware for collaboration, predictive analytics, software development and systems management; and the world's most advanced servers and supercomputers. "
target: Ustream.TV
Ustream.TV is the live interactive video broadcast platform that enables anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience of unlimited size.
price ($mm)
$130
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closed 4/5/2016 via PR Newswire

Alibaba Group, acquired Youku Tudou Inc.

synopsis: Youku Tudou Inc., a leading multi-screen entertainment and media company in China, announced the completion of the merger with Ali YK Subsidiary Holding Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ali YK Investment Holding Limited. Youku Tudou Inc. ceased to be a publicly traded company, and it will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Alibaba Group.
buyer: Alibaba Group (BABA:$68,951.68)
Alibaba Group is the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world in terms of gross merchandise volume. They provide the fundamental technology infrastructure and marketing reach to help businesses leverage the power of the Internet to establish an online presence and conduct commerce. "
target: Youku Tudou Inc. (YOKU:$909.30)
Youku Inc. is China's leading Internet television company. Its Internet television platform enables users to search, view and share high-quality video content quickly and easily across multiple devices. Youku is the most recognized online video brand in China.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,283 [$3,365]*
rev ($mm)
$926
EBITDA ($mm)
$69
EV / rev
4.8x
EV / EBITDA
64.3x
closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Rovi Corporation, acquired Fan TV

synopsis: Rovi Corporation, a leading provider of advanced entertainment discovery, data analytics, and monetization solutions, announced that it has acquired Fan TV, the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love.
buyer: Rovi Corporation (ROVI:$510.63)
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. "
target: Fan TV
Fan TV is the simplest way for people to discover, watch and share the movies and shows they love. Fan TV combines live TV, video-on-demand and streaming services in a seamless discovery experience through one device with a touch remote.
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announced 2/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Nippon TV Holdings, will purchase Japan Business from Hulu LLC

synopsis: Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) has entered into a definitive agreement with Hulu, LLC, to acquire Hulu’s Japan business. Hulu launched its Japan service in September 2011 and offers subscriptions for unlimited viewing of premium content on internet-connected devices such as TVs, PCs, tablets, smartphones and gaming consoles.
buyer: Nippon TV Holdings (TSE:9404:$3,175.77)
Nippon Television Holdings is a holding company that manages and operates broadcast companies in the group, through ownership of shares and stocks. The company was founded in 1952 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
seller: Hulu LLC
Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies and more at Hulu.com, numerous destination sites online, and through its ad-supported subscription service, Hulu Plus. Hulu's selection of premium programming is provided by more than 480 content companies.
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closed 3/13/2013 via Company Press Release

YouNow, acquired blogTV

synopsis: YouNow has acquired blogTV. blogTV.com is a leader in online video and live broadcasting, and is a popular web location where viewers from all over the world can come share their personal talents and opinions.
buyer: YouNow
YouNow is an interactive and fun live video experience. Anyone can watch live broadcasts, chat & meet new friends, or broadcast live to grow their social circle. "
target: blogTV
blogTV is a leading live, interactive, internet broadcasting platform that enables anyone with an internet connection and a camera to connect to their audience in a evocative, direct way.
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announced 6/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

AlphaRx, Inc., will be merged with UMeLook Holdings Limited

synopsis: AlphaRx Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of UMeLook Holdings Limited. UMeLook is a digital media startup with an intense focus on China. UMeLook's first product is a global online video distribution platform.
buyer: AlphaRx, Inc. (ALRXD:$0.18)
AlphaRx is a shell company that trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol ALRXDOB. "
target: UMeLook Holdings Limited
UMeLook Holdings Limited is a digital media startup with an intense focus on China. UMeLook's first product is a global online video distribution platform tapping into the power of full motion video, helping advertisers large and small to tap into a massive market while having no competitors.
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closed 5/23/2012 via Market Wire

Lux Digital Pictures, Inc., acquired WatchThis

synopsis: Lux Digital Pictures, Inc. announced that it has acquired the entire WatchThis™ business and assets. WatchThis™ is a patent-pending advanced digital media player technology, known as DoinyVision™, that provides commercial free content with unobtrusive in-show merchandising and advertising.
buyer: Lux Digital Pictures, Inc. (STTK:$0.19)
Lux Digital Pictures, Inc. is comprised of several motion picture development, production, financing and distribution brands that have unique and dynamic strategies to successfully compete as the industry rapidly migrates to a digital marketplace. "
target: WatchThis
WatchThis™ is a patent-pending advanced digital media player technology, known as DoinyVision™, that provides commercial free content with unobtrusive in-show merchandising and advertising.
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announced 3/12/2012 via PE Hub

Cyfrowy Polsat S.A., will acquire ipla

synopsis: Poland’s largest media group Cyfrowy Polsat CPSM.WA agreed to buy online video service ipla from a company owned by Cyfrowy’s controlling shareholder Zygmunt Solorz-Zak.
buyer: Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. (WSE:CPS:$2,647.84)
Cyfrowy Polsat S.A. operates pay digital satellite platform under the Cyfrowy Polsat name in Poland. It provides individual customers with access to television and radio channels grouped into various paid programming packages. "
target: ipla
ipla is an online video service in Poland.
price ($mm)
$48
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closed 8/23/2012 via PR Newswire

Youku Inc., acquired Tudou Holdings Limited

synopsis: Youku Inc. and Tudou Holdings Limited announced the completion of the merger between Tudou and Youku. As a result of the Merger, Tudou has become a wholly owned subsidiary of Youku. Tudou is a leading Internet video company in China providing premium licensed content, user generated content, and original in-house productions.
buyer: Youku Inc. (YOKU:$909.30)
Youku Inc. is China's leading Internet television company. Its Internet television platform enables users to search, view and share high-quality video content quickly and easily across multiple devices. Youku is the most recognized online video brand in China. "
target: Tudou Holdings Limited (TUDO:$81.39)
Tudou Holdings Limited is a leading Internet video company in China providing premium licensed content, user generated content, and original in-house productions. Founded in 2005, Tudou was the first UGC video sharing website launched in China.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,131 [$1,007]
rev ($mm)
$81
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
12.4x
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announced 12/10/2020 via BusinessWire

FUNimation, will acquire Crunchyroll

synopsis: AT&T has agreed to sell its Crunchyroll anime business to Funimation Global Group, LLC. Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime brand that connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with 360-degree experiences.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: FUNimation
Funimation distributes the best anime to a passionate, global community of fans. Funimation delivers anime to fans and is pioneering an omnichannel approach to engaging and entertaining millions where they want it most—streaming, home entertainment, theatrical, merchandising, live events, and more. "
target parent: AT&T
target: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime brand that connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories with 360-degree experiences.
price ($mm)
$1,175
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announced 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Crunchyroll, will acquire Viz Media Europe, S.A.R.L.

synopsis: Crunchyroll, an anime sharing platform serving fans in over 200 countries, will acquire VIZ Media Europe Group, one of Europe's established licensors and distributors of Japanese animation. The acquisition will bring together Crunchyroll's global platform with VIZ Media Europe Group's EMEA-wide network of partners, distributors, and licensees.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is an anime sharing platform connecting 50 million registered users and 2 million subscribers. Via its app on game consoles, set-top boxes, mobile devices, and more, Crunchyroll delivers content from leading media producers to viewers translated professionally in multiple languages. "
target parent: Shogakukan Inc
target: Viz Media Europe, S.A.R.L.
Paris-based VIZ Media Europe (VME) specializes in managing the development, marketing, and distribution throughout Europe, Middle East, and Africa of some of the most popular Japanese manga and animation properties for consumers of all ages.
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closed 6/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Crunchyroll, acquired Redux

synopsis: Crunchyroll has announced that it has acquired Redux. The company makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com. "
target: Redux
Redux makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
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closed 12/2/2013 via BusinessWire

The Chernin Group, acquired Crunchyroll

synopsis: The Chernin Group, which manages and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors globally, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading global video streaming service for anime content.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, CA. TCG has built, managed, operated and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com.
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announced 5/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Better Collective A/S, will acquire The Action Network

synopsis: Sports betting media group, Better Collective, is to acquire 100% of the shares in Action Network, a sports media company featuring news and analysis focused on the sports betting landscape in the United States.
buyer: Better Collective A/S (OM:BETCO:$192.22)
Better Collective is a global sports betting media group that develops digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. "
target parent: The Chernin Group
target: The Action Network
Action is uniquely positioned in the US market as the premium sports content and product destination for US sports bettors. Action provides an enhanced experience for its users through original sports news content, premium insights, deep menus of odds and proprietary betting tools and data.
price ($mm)
$240
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announced 2/24/2021 via Bloomberg

The Chernin Group, will acquire Goldin Auctions

synopsis: The Chernin Group (TCG), a multi-stage investment firm dedicated to building consumer businesses, will acquire a majority stake in Goldin Auctions, a leading sports memorabilia auction house. Goldin Auctions offers a variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles through their online auctions and catalogs.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group (TCG) is a multi-stage investment firm dedicated to building consumer businesses. TCG focuses on majority and minority investments in growing consumer businesses. Their portfolio includes digital media, commerce, marketplaces, sports, gaming, consumer finance, and health brands. "
target: Goldin Auctions
Goldin Auctions is a leading sports memorabilia auction house. Goldin Auctions offers a variety of sports memorabilia and collectibles through their online auctions and catalogs. Their products include trading cards, autographs, ticket stubs, photos, sneakers, coins, jerseys and more.
price ($mm)
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$27
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closed 9/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Chernin Group, acquired Food52

synopsis: The Chernin Group, an independent media holding company, has acquired a majority stake in Food52, a recipe and cookware website. Food52 offers thousands of articles and community submitted recipes that inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. Their online shop allows users to easily buy the cookware they need to eat and live well.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG) is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, California. TCG has built, managed, operated, and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: Food52
Food52 is a recipe and cookware website. Food52 offers thousands of articles and community submitted recipes that inspire people to eat thoughtfully and live joyfully. Their online shop allows users to easily buy the cookware they need to cook, eat, and live well.
price ($mm)
$83
rev ($mm)
$30
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2.8x
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Chernin Group, acquired MeatEater

synopsis: Chernin Group has acquired controlling stake in MeatEater Inc., a new outdoor-lifestyle company founded by Steven Rinella, author, podcaster and host of Netflix’s “MeaterEater” series. The Bozeman, Montana-based media company, caters to an audience of wildlife enthusiasts, providing a hub for hunting, fishing, food and conservation.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group, LLC (TCG) is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, California. TCG has built, managed, operated, and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment, and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: MeatEater
MeatEater Inc., a Bozeman, Montana-based media company, formed in February 2018, caters to an audience of wildlife enthusiasts, providing a hub for hunting, fishing, food and conservation. MeatEater also creates a podcast and a series for Netflix that showcases hunting and cooking.
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closed 8/7/2018 via BusinessWire

WarnerMedia, acquired Otter Media

synopsis: AT&T has acquired The Chernin Group’s controlling interest in Otter Media, the joint venture between the two companies. Otter Media, a leading subscription, advertising and content company, comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Ellation, Crunchyroll and VRV, Fullscreen, and Rooster Teeth. Otter Media will be a part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit.
buyer parent: AT&T
buyer: WarnerMedia (TWX:$31,532.00)
WarnerMedia is comprised of HBO, Turner and Warner Bros. Together, these business units are leaders in the industry in creating premium content, operate one of the world’s largest TV and film studios and own a vast library of entertainment. WarnerMedia is one of four distinct business units of AT&T."
target parent: The Chernin Group
target: Otter Media
Otter Media, a leading subscription, advertising and content company, comprises wholly-owned subsidiaries Ellation, an online subscription video service provider, with offerings under the Crunchyroll and VRV brands, as well as a full-service digital media company, Fullscreen, and Rooster Teeth.
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

The Action Network, acquired FantasyLabs

synopsis: The Action Network, a newly formed sports analysis and media company owned by The Chernin Group, has acquired FantasyLabs. FantasyLabs provides daily fantasy sports players with proprietary data and tools to test theories, quickly create and backtest models, and ultimately, construct profitable daily fantasy sports lineups.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: The Action Network
The Action Network is a subscription-based sports analysis and media company catering to bettors and fantasy-sports players. "
target: FantasyLabs
FantasyLabs provides daily fantasy sports players with proprietary data and tools to test theories, quickly create and backtest models, and ultimately construct profitable DFS lineups. Their goal is to introduce completely unique concepts to help players acquire an unprecedented edge.
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

The Action Network, acquired Sports Insights

synopsis: The Action Network, a newly formed sports analysis and media company owned by The Chernin Group, has acquired Sports Insights. Sports Insights, a leading provider of sports information and betting services, including sports betting software, public betting trends, and live odds.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: The Action Network
The Action Network is a subscription-based sports analysis and media company catering to bettors and fantasy-sports players. "
target: Sports Insights
Sports Insights, a leading provider of sports information and betting services, including sports betting software, public betting trends, and live odds. Sports Insights pioneered the use of public betting trends data at sportsbooks to unlock value in the sports betting marketplace.
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closed 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

The Action Network, acquired SportsAction

synopsis: The Action Network, a newly formed sports analysis and media company owned by The Chernin Group, has acquired SportsAction, a native app platform offering real-time scores, odds and picks tracking, with information and analysis targeting both casual and very engaged sports bettors.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: The Action Network
The Action Network is a subscription-based sports analysis and media company catering to bettors and fantasy-sports players. "
target: SportsAction
SportsAction is a native app platform offering real-time scores, odds and picks tracking, with information and analysis targeting both casual and very engaged sports bettors. SportsAction was co-founded by Brian Mead and Kerns, and was incubated with TCG.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired StageBloc

synopsis: Global media company Fullscreen announced the acquisition of StageBloc, a premiere direct-to-fan technology platform. StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi- platform entertainment experiences. 600 million subscribers generate more than 5 billion video views across Fullscreen's global network each month. "
target: StageBloc
StageBloc is a powerful platform that helps users better understand and connect with their audience and own their digital relationships. StageBloc helps consolidate digital identity into a single place and use the resulting data to gain new insights and make better business decisions.
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announced 1/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Chernin Group, will acquire Barstool Sports

synopsis: The Chernin Group, the firm led by media investor Peter Chernin, has taken a majority stake in the controversial sports blog website Barstool Sports. Barstool Sports is the #1 read, independent, sport & men's lifestyle online publication in the country within the 18-34 year old male demographic.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group, LLC, through its subsidiaries, produces feature films and television programs. The company also builds, manages, and operates media, entertainment, and technology businesses across Asia. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Santa Monica, California. "
target: Barstool Sports
Barstool Sports is the #1 read, independent, sport & men's lifestyle online publication in the country within the 18-34 year old male demographic.
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closed 5/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired McBeard

synopsis: Global media company Fullscreen, Inc. announced the acquisition of McBeard, a social media studio. With a growing team of more than 100 full-time copywriters, designers and strategists, the Los Angeles-based McBeard creates custom social media content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and Snapchat for clients.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and programs multi-platform entertainment experiences. 450 million subscribers generate more than 4 billion video views across Fullscreen’s global network each month. "
target: McBeard
McBeard is a social media studio that creates the daily content that great brands share. They lead creative online campaigns for clients like Coca-Cola, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Mary Kay, NBC Universal, Warner Bros., Mattel, Netflix, AT&T and more.
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closed 9/22/2014 via

Otter Media, acquired Fullscreen, Inc.

synopsis: Otter Media, the joint venture between Chernin Group and AT&T, has purchased a majority stake in YouTube multichannel partner network Fullscreen Media. Fullscreen works with more than 50,000 content creators who engage 450 million subscribers and generate 4 billion monthly views.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Otter Media
Otter Media is a joint venture between AT&T and The Chernin Group. One of the strategic focuses of the venture is to invest in and build advertising and OTT video services for targeted audiences. "
target: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a media company powering the creation and sharing of video with the connected generation. They power the creation and sharing of video with the premiere, online creators and world’s leading brands on a global scale.
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closed 6/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Crunchyroll, acquired Redux

synopsis: Crunchyroll has announced that it has acquired Redux. The company makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com. "
target: Redux
Redux makes discovering exceptional online video as enjoyable and effortless as watching cable television - Redux delivers a lean-back TV experience programmed by curators and friends that share their taste. Redux offers hundreds of channels of entertaining, hand-picked video.
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closed 12/2/2013 via BusinessWire

The Chernin Group, acquired Crunchyroll

synopsis: The Chernin Group, which manages and invests in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors globally, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Crunchyroll, Inc., the leading global video streaming service for anime content.
buyer: The Chernin Group
The Chernin Group is a privately held, independent media holding company founded by Peter Chernin and based in Los Angeles, CA. TCG has built, managed, operated and invested in businesses in the media, entertainment and technology sectors around the world since 2010. "
target: Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll is the leading global video service for Japanese Anime and Asian media. Crunchyroll has over 20,000 videos and 10,000 hours of Anime, Korean Drama and Live-Action titles on Crunchyroll.com.
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closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

synopsis: Fidura Private Equity Fonds has sold their majority stake in the software company WEBfactory GmbH in Buchen (Odenwald) successfully to Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG (TWL). WEBFactory provides standard software for the surveillance and control of machines and industrial systems and for the online analysis and assessment of production data.
buyer: Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG
Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG (TWL) is a local utility company based in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. TWL has for over 100 years supplied the city of Ludwigshafen with electricity, gas, refrigeration, water and district heating. "
target parent: Fidura Private Equity Fonds
target: WEBfactory GmbH
WEBfactory GmbH, headquartered in Baden-Württemberg, Buchen, provides standard software for the surveillance and control of machines and industrial systems and for the online analysis and assessment of production data.
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closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc., announced its wholly-owned subsidiary N. Harris Computer Corporation has acquired all of the shares of I.M.D. Soft Limited a leading international clinical information systems software provider.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care agencies throughout North America. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: iMDsoft
iMDsoft is a leading provider of proven clinical information systems worldwide. The Company’s products are designed to enhance quality of care for critically ill patients and improve financial performance for healthcare providers.
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closed 7/9/2012 via PR Newswire

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: MetrixLab, a global provider of online consumer research services, announced that it has acquired MarketTools Research Solutions Inc., a leader in services and software for market research, from TPG Growth. MarketTools is known for pioneering some of the first research technologies on the Internet.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a fast-growing global provider of online consumer research services. Its solutions are employed by over half of the Top 100 Global Brands such as Microsoft, Philips, Google and Heineken. The company is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of services and software for market research. Through the use of advanced respondent engagement techniques and comprehensive analytic tools, MarketTools helps clients innovate, optimize and execute programs that deliver high-value business impact.
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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

synopsis: Capiton has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry.
buyer: Capiton AG
Capiton is an owner-managed financial investor that invests in large SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by means of MBOs and expansion financing. capiton's roots go back to the late 1970s. "
target parent: Saffelberg Investments
target: Gemaco N.V.
Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. The Group has 13 locations worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$96
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$5,896.00)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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announced 5/3/2018 via PR Newswire

RMRM Holdings, Sound Point Capital Management, will acquire Relativity Media, LLC

synopsis: Relativity Media has agreed to sell all of its assets to UltraV Holdings LLC, a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management and RMRM Holdings. Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content.
buyer: RMRM Holdings
buyer: Sound Point Capital Management
UltraV Holdings LLC is a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management, a New York-based asset management firm with approximately $17 billion of assets under management, and RMRM Holdings, which is led by David Robbins, Lex Miron and Larry Robbins. "
target: Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content. They are engaged in the production and distribution of movies, television, fashion, sports, digital and music.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

synopsis: New Hope, a company that helps suppliers, manufacturers & retailers bring healthy, organic & natural products to life, has acquired the assets of Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), a company that holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: New Hope Communications Inc.
New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors and service providers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. "
target: Nutrition Capital Network
Nutrition Capital Network holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology. They facilitate financing for growing companies and introduce investors to the next generation of brands.
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

synopsis: Boubyan Petrochemicals, the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector, is to acquire majority stake in Educational Holding Group, the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. Boubyan Petrochemicals is looking to buy 32.8% stake and currently hold 21.12% stake.
buyer: Boubyan Petrochemical Company (KWSE:BPCC:$93.42)
Boubyan Petrochemical Company K.S.C., a Kuwaiti shareholding company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, is the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector. The company was established on February 12, 1995 "
target: Educational Holding Group (KWSE:EDU:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide. "
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
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closed 1/28/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Martin Wolf LLC, acquired IT ExchangeNet

synopsis: martinwolf M&A Advisors - a leading M&A Advisory firm exclusively focusing on middle-market IT Services, Solution Provider and Software companies - announced the acquisition of IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a leader in facilitating smaller mid-market IT M&A transactions.
buyer: Martin Wolf LLC
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with an office in New York, martin wolf is a leading M & A Advisory focused on middle market companies in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, and Software space. "
target: IT ExchangeNet
Founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M & A professionals, and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, IT ExchangeNet (ITX) is an organized and efficient marketplace for owners of small mid-market IT businesses seeking buyers or strategic partners.
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announced 5/15/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aion Bank, acquired ETFmatic LTD

synopsis: Aion Bank, a full-service digital bank based in Brussels, has acquired ETFmatic, a London-based robo-advisor and Aion’s partner since last year. The deal has been approved by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). ETFmatic’s proprietary investment platform and management team will be integrated into Aion’s operations.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Aion Bank
Aion, based in Belgium, is a subscription-only digital bank with a modern human touch, offering a wide range of services to individual and business customers. Seated in Brussels, it operates under a Belgian banking licence and offers customers convenient ways to optimize savings and expenses. "
target: ETFmatic LTD
ETFmatic, based in the UK, provides their customers with an easy way to manage their investment goals. The Company uses index based investment strategies and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to construct and manage investment portfolios tailored to their customers' personal preferences and situations.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Republic.co, acquired NextSeed Services LLC

synopsis: New York-based Republic, missioned to democratize investing has announced the acquisition of local business investment platform, NextSeed. NextSeed aims to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. The firm has facilitated over $20mn in investments from 25,000 members into 75 local businesses.
buyer: Republic.co
Republic is an open investment platform. People can choose from privately-held companies they believe in and can connect with their success as they fuel their growth. Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in innovative startups and ICOs. "
target: NextSeed Services LLC
NextSeed is on a mission to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. On the NextSeed platform, thriving local businesses can raise capital from the general public, and in turn, anybody can now invest in small businesses in their own backyard.
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announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

synopsis: PFGBEST announced that it is purchasing the customer assets of Alaron. It will be formed into a new division called ATD, a division of PFGBEST. Both companies have been leaders in the futures industry for 20 years, through the evolution of online trading that helped level the playing field for retail futures market participants.
buyer: PFGBEST
PFGBEST is the second-largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchant, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. "
target: Alaron Futures & Options
Alaron, founded in 1989 in Chicago, provides electronic and pit-based futures trading and asset management services to institutions and retail clients on five continents. Alaron built upon its core business by integrating global trading systems and analysis techniques used by professional traders.
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closed 1/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
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Ticker: OTCPK:TVTV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WhereverTV
WhereverTV
Founded in 2006, WhereverTV is the next generation subscription television service providing consumers with live-streaming, genre-specific, and in-language viewing choices from around the world, delivered to anywhere in the world, and through any internet enabled device.
year
2017
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Ticker: CURI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CuriosityStream Inc.
CuriosityStream Inc.
CuriosityStream is a leading global independent factual media company. Their documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets, empowering viewers of all ages to fuel their passions and explore new ones.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$39.62
EBITDA ($mm)
($28.68)
EBIT ($mm)
($37.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
63
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Ticker: OTCPK:LSYN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liberated Syndication Inc.
Liberated Syndication Inc.
Liberated Syndication (Libsyn) is the leading ‘Podcasting As A Service’ platform that empowers creators to host, distribute, monetize, amplify, and measure their audio content. Their platform hosts over 5.8 million podcast episode files from more than 75,000 podcasts.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$25.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.44
EBIT ($mm)
$5.28
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
88
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Ticker: OM:MAV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mavshack AB
Mavshack runs one of the world's fastest growing Internet TV services, providing Asian entertainment to audiences worldwide. The service is accessible via internet-connected device and currently have users in more than 80 countries.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5.51
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: VODOF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VODone LIMITED
VODone LIMITED
VODONE owns a complete set of licenses to operate video broadcasting on the Internet. VODONE owns the powerful broadcasting platform, and it has broadcast thousands of domestic and international political, economical, cultural and commercial activities over the Internet.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$7.53
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: MDVX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Modavox, Inc.
Modavox, Inc. a pioneer in Internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offers innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Modavox delivers content straight to desktops and Internet-enabled devices.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$2.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
45
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EXOR N.V.
EXOR N.V.
Exor N.V. invests in different sectors, mainly in Europe and in the United States, focusing on few global companies. Its most important investments include Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ferrari, PartnerRe, CNH Industrial, Juventus and The Economist.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$145,720.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$8,390.72
EBIT ($mm)
$2,784.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
268979
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Ticker: BAM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brookfield Asset Management, Inc.
Brookfield Asset Management, Inc.
Brookfield is a leading global alternative asset manager with approximately $690 billion of assets under management across real estate, infrastructure, renewable power and transition, private equity, and credit.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$75,731.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$28,753.00
EBIT ($mm)
$22,316.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: MISX:AFKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sistema JSFC
Sistema is a large private investor operating in the real sector of the Russian economy. Sistema's investment portfolio comprises stakes in predominantly Russian companies from various sectors.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$12,015.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,983.99
EBIT ($mm)
$1,619.06
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wendel Group
Wendel Group
Wendel is one of Europe's leading listed investment firms. The Group invests in Europe, North America and Africa in companies which are leaders in their field, such as Bureau Veritas, Cromology, Stahl, IHS, Constantia Flexibles, Allied Universal and Tsebo.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$8,870.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,521.15
EBIT ($mm)
$995.94
Net Income ($mm)
$79.75
Employees
0
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Ticker: LNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust LFG's retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$8,499.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8208
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Ticker: ENXTPA:RF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eurazeo
Eurazeo
With a diversified portfolio of over 5 billion euros in assets, Eurazeo is one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe. Its purpose and mission is to identify, accelerate and enhance the transformation potential of the companies in which it invests.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,149.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,758.67
EBIT ($mm)
$2,292.40
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: XTRA:AR4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aurelius AG
Aurelius AG
Aurelius Group is a pan-European asset manager with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, and Madrid. Aurelius has grown from a local turnaround investor to an international multi-asset manager investing in a wide range of sectors and across the capital structure.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,131.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($165.89)
EBIT ($mm)
($264.57)
Net Income ($mm)
$279.98
Employees
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Ticker: OM:LATO B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investment AB Latour
Investment AB Latour
Latour is a mixed investment company quoted on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm since 1985. Latour's main business concept is to invest long-term in companies with their own products and brands, a great development potential supported by global megatrends and with good prospects for internationalization.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,787.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$285.37
EBIT ($mm)
$254.13
Net Income ($mm)
$760.88
Employees
0
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Ticker: RCAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS Capital
RCS Capital
RCS Capital is an investment firm expressly focused on the retail investor. They are engaged in the wholesale distribution, investment banking and capital markets businesses, and a research business focused on alternative investments.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,329.83
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$53.90
Employees
1467
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Ticker: NYSE:ARES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ares Management, L.P.
Ares Management, L.P.
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. Ares has adhered to a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns throughout market cycles.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,169.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.35
EBIT ($mm)
$148.18
Net Income ($mm)
$61.02
Employees
0
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Ticker: ClearSlide Inc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italmobiliare Investment Holding
Italmobiliare Investment Holding is an Italy-based investment company which holds and manages a diversified investment and equities portfolio with a strategic vision underpinned by a financial and industrial history going back more than 150 years.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$705.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.96
EBIT ($mm)
$132.30
Net Income ($mm)
$44.25
Employees
1796
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Ticker: LSE:CGEO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia Capital PLC
Georgia Capital is an investment and holding company of a diversified group focused on investing in and developing businesses in Georgia. They seek to capture growth in these sectors: renewable energy, P&C insurance, real estate, water utility, healthcare, auto services, education, & retail banking.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$391.19
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$388.46
Net Income ($mm)
$388.19
Employees
0
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Ticker: BAX:INVCORP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investcorp
Investcorp
Investcorp is a world-leading manager of alternative investments for select individuals and institutions. Founded in 1982, they’ve built a global reputation for superior performance, innovation and client service.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$254.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($35.70)
EBIT ($mm)
($56.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: GTSM:2928
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Redhorse Corporation
Redhorse Corporation
Redhorse Corporation is a Japanese investment holding company. Their business activities include disaster consulting, wellness, edutainment, communication, regional industry support, e-commerce, souvenirs, travel stores, and accommodation.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$223.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.36
EBIT ($mm)
$7.19
Net Income ($mm)
$1.24
Employees
0
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Ticker: JSE:COH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited
Brimstone is an investment company in the Republic of South Africa. Brimstone invests in wealth creating businesses and enters into strategic alliances to which it contributes capital, innovative ideas, management expertise, impeccable empowerment credentials and a values driven corporate identity.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$209.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.32
EBIT ($mm)
$36.66
Net Income ($mm)
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