Like Space Arena Pte Ltd.

closed 4/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

MyChinaChannel Pte Ltd., acquired Space Arena Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Singapore-based Chinese content syndicator and aggregator MyChinaChannel has acquired an 80% stake in Space Arena, the company organising the annual Visual Asia Expo. Space Arena is a visual experience company with a successful track record for identifying market gaps and conceptualising and producing signature events to address these gaps.
buyer: MyChinaChannel Pte Ltd.
MyChinaChannel (MCC) is a Singapore based media company that aggregates and syndicates China-related content for the global market. MCC works with China's state owned and private media partners to commercially export the best of China-related content to the world. "
target: Space Arena Pte Ltd.
Space Arena is a visual experience company that transforms spaces into visual spectaculars with cutting-edge display technologies, projection mapping, design and build, and visual communication solutions. Their Singapore-based business serves turnkey project needs with the most trusted partners.
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closed 3/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Questex, LLC, purchased Digital Signage Expo from ExpoNation, LLC

synopsis: Questex, the leading information and events company, has acquired the rights to the live and digital assets of Digital Signage Expo (DSE), the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: Questex, LLC
Questex is the leading information and events company focused on the experience economy. Questex drives business forward through a rich engagement platform centered on leading events and surrounded by data insights and digital communities. "
seller: ExpoNation, LLC
Digital Signage Expo (DSE) is the world’s largest digital signage and interactive technologies event. DSE brings together ideas and industry innovators, leading brands and strategic partners, business and solutions providers.
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closed 3/5/2010 via Company Press Release

UBM Asia, acquired Sign China Trade Show

synopsis: UBM announces that it has acquired 70% of Sign China, the fastest growing Chinese sign exhibition, on behalf of its UBM Asia business for a cash consideration of $10.7m, with a further performance-related consideration of up to $3.9m.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is the leading exhibition organiser in Asia, staging the leading events of their kind across the region. UBM Asia is the largest commercial exhibition organiser in China. "
target: Sign China Trade Show
Launched in 2003, Sign China has become the fastest growing and most international tradeshow for the sign industry in China. The show exhibits sign, advertising and visual communication equipment, as well as advanced printing and engraving machinery, materials, software and supplies.
price ($mm)
$11*
rev ($mm)
$4
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EV / rev
4.8x
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closed 12/16/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Sinoexpo, acquired Shanghai Digital Signage Show

synopsis: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co Ltd (UBM Sinoexpo), one of UBM Asia's joint venture companies in China, announces that it has acquired the Shanghai Digital Signage Show, and their co-located shows from Shanghai Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co., Ltd in Shanghai and will organise the shows from 2014 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Sinoexpo
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd. and UBM China Ltd. UBM Sinoexpo organizes international exhibitions and conferences. "
target parent: Tiansheng Exhibition Service Co.
target: Shanghai Digital Signage Show
Shanghai Digital Signage Show was launched in 2009. It covers digital signage and advertising systems, large screen display systems, LCD/LED display systems, touch screen and other display panels, HD transmission systems, and related solutions and equipment.
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closed 11/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Legend Exhibitions Limited

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organizer, is delighted to announce that it has acquired Legend Exhibitions, the organisation behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 43 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 500 events serves 43 industry sectors. "
target: Legend Exhibitions Limited
Legend Exhibitions is the organization behind two of Europe’s leading retail technology and retail design events. Legend Exhibitions’ portfolio includes RBTE (Retail Business Technology Expo), Retail Design Expo, and Retail Digital Signage Expo.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Contentive, purchased Interactive Marketing Division from Incisive Media Ltd

synopsis: Blenheim Chalcot and its portfolio company Contentive are delighted to announce the acquisition of the Interactive Marketing Division comprising ClickZ (Interactive Marketing News), SES (Search Marketing Event) and SEW (Online Search News) from Incisive Media. Founded in 1994, Incisive Media is an award-winning B2B information and events business.
buyer parent: Blenheim Chalcot
buyer: Contentive
Contentive is a digital marketing company specialising in B2B publishing and lead generation. By offering a range of advanced digital marketing services and technology, Contentive helps its clients grow their businesses online by reaching new audiences and customers. "
seller parent: Apax Partners
seller: Incisive Media Ltd
The Interactive Marketing Division of Incisive Media comprises of ClickZ (Interactive Marketing News), SES (Search Marketing Event) and SEW (Online Search News). Incisive Media is an award-winning B2B information and events business.
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closed 5/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Naylor Association Solutions, acquired Digital Summit

synopsis: Naylor Association Solutions has acquired TechMedia, a producer of digital marketing conferences. The Digital Summit series, TechMedia's flagship product, are multi-day conferences that focus on digital marketing and marketing technology, and incorporate sponsor exhibitors plus networking with brand marketers, digital strategists and entrepreneurs.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: Naylor Association Solutions
Naylor a provider of engagement and revenue generation services through its outsourced software, communications, events and management services, which it provides to the trade and professional association market in the U.S. and Canada. "
target: Digital Summit
TechMedia is a producer of digital marketing conferences. Digital Summit series, their main product, are multi-day conferences that focus on digital marketing and marketing technology. It incorporates sponsor exhibitors plus networking with brand marketers, digital strategists and entrepreneurs.
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announced 4/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Cannabis Capital Corp., will acquire WebCongress

synopsis: Cannabis Capital Corp., an emerging global firm specializing in business development, high tech pharmaceutical development, and medical technology, signed a definitive agreement to acquire WebCongress, Inc., a company that produces global digital marketing and strategy events, attracting thousands of technology professionals.
buyer: Cannabis Capital Corp. (OTCBB:CBCA:$0.00)
Cannabis Capital Corp. is a United States company actively pursuing investment opportunities in several traditional emerging markets while infusing them with the rapidly growing global medical cannabis industry. "
target: WebCongress
WebCongress Inc. hosts Digital Marketing Events covering Technical Innovations that bring together web professionals and media outlets. Their principal goal is teaching online marketing strategies by involving leading companies in technology, online and marketing industries.
price ($mm)
$1.85
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closed 11/17/2011 via PR Newswire

UBM TechWeb, acquired Online Marketing Summit

synopsis: UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, announced the acquisition of Online Marketing Summit, the industry's premier digital marketing event, adding to its rich portfolio of business information and global technology media brands.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM TechWeb
UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Its three core business include: media solutions, marketing services and paid content. "
target parent: Online Marketing Connect
target: Online Marketing Summit
Online Marketing Summit focuses on empowering a global community to learn and share best practices in digital marketing. The event features over 100 sessions and case studies, an Expo show floor, a full day Online Marketing Boot Camp, rich networking opportunities and influential speakers.
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closed 5/20/2011 via Market Wire

New Marketing Labs, LLC merged with The Pulse Network,

synopsis: The Pulse Network, a leading programmer and distributor of live and on demand digital video content across digital channels, and New Marketing Labs, the social media strategy and analytics company, announced they are merging business operations. New Marketing Labs and The Pulse Network will continue to do business under their own brands.
buyer: The Pulse Network (TPNI:$3.15)
The Pulse Network (TPN) is the first Social TV Network™ delivering viewers live streaming video programs combined with social media conversation. TPN is an online and mobile format that produces daily shows while integrating conversation from Twitter and other social media platforms. "
target: New Marketing Labs, LLC
New Marketing Labs (NML) is a digital marketing, strategy planning and social community advisory firm. It works with companies to design and implement digital marketing strategies to connect them to prospects, clients, partners and potential customers, and to humanize and build their brand.
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closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired Cristal Events SA

synopsis: MediaSchool Group announced their acquisition of Cristal Events from Startinvest. Cristal Events organizes advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specialising in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. Boasting an offer of 25 schools, MediaSchool is present in 9 cities: Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai, Barcelona, Strasbourg, Marseille, Toulouse and Nice. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: Cristal Events SA
Cristal Events is an event company that operates advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets. Their events include the Cristal Festival, the Cristal Awards, and Digital Tuesday.
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closed 3/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired AdMonsters

synopsis: Access Intelligence announced the acquisition of AdMonsters, the fast-growing and preeminent conference and trade show company serving the online advertising operations, advertising technology and digital media markets. AdMonsters produces the Publisher Forums, held three times a year, and the annual OPS conference.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
target: AdMonsters
AdMonsters produces the Publisher Forums, held three times a year, and the annual OPS conference, held in New York. These events, serving thousands of media professionals annually, are defining the future of digital media operations and advertising technology.
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closed 6/19/2017 via PR Web

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired AdExchanger

synopsis: Access Intelligence has announced the acquisition of AdExchanger, a leading integrated media and events company with highly acclaimed conferences and media offerings focused on digital advertising and marketing. AdExchanger's award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence is a B2B media and information company serving the media, PR, broadcasting & cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. They deliver trusted, timely and deep information that empowers their customers and advances their business. "
target: AdExchanger
Founded in 2008, AdExchanger is an integrated media and events company devoted to the digital advertising and marketing space. Their award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
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closed 3/26/2012 via BusinessWire

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired LeadsConference, LLC

synopsis: Integrated media company Access Intelligence announced the acquisition of LeadsCon, which serves the online lead generation industry through two preeminent conferences and other best-in-class content offerings for lead-generation marketers. LeadsCon is the industry’s preeminent educational and networking conference.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the media, PR, cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. "
target: LeadsConference, LLC
LeadsCon is the industry’s preeminent educational and networking conference dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of those operating in the online lead generation industry. LeadsCon is held twice a year.
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$4.70
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closed 11/10/2021 via Company Press Release

EagleTree Capital, acquired The Channel Company

synopsis: EagleTree Capital has acquired The Channel Company, a leading provider of business services for the IT sector, from Stone-Goff Partners. The Channel Company is a leading provider of mission-critical business and marketing services for IT vendors, solution providers and distributors, with a full suite of solutions for the IT ecosystem.
buyer: EagleTree Capital
EagleTree Capital is a leading New York-based middle-market private equity firm with assets under management of $4.8 billion as of December 31, 2020. The firm has completed over 35 private equity investments and over 75 add-on transactions over the past 20+ years. "
target parent: Stone-Goff Partners
target: The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with its dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, The Channel Company connects and empowers technology suppliers, solution providers and end users.
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closed 9/17/2013 via PR Newswire

The Channel Company, acquired UBM Channel

synopsis: UBM Channel announced that it has been sold to an executive management team led investment group that has renamed the business The Channel Company. Headquartered in Framingham, MA, The Channel Company will own and operate all of the businesses and related products formerly owned by UBM Tech Channel in North America.
buyer: The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: UBM Channel
UBM Tech Channel in North America includes: the CRN media properties; XChange, Best of Breed and MES event portfolio; SharedVue through partner marketing software platform and services; the IPED research, consulting and education business; and the renowned ChannelBase solution provider database.
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Corporate Visions, Inc., acquired Memzy, LLC

synopsis: Corporate Visions, the leading marketing and sales messaging, content, and skills training company has acquired Memzy, a company specializing in designing memorable, neuroscience-backed communications and presentation content.
buyer parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
buyer: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is a leading marketing, sales and customer success messaging, content, and skills training company. Global B2B companies come to Corporate Visions when they want to improve Marketing, Sales and Customer Success performance. "
target: Memzy, LLC
Memzy is a company specializing in designing memorable, neuroscience-backed communications and presentation content. Memzy is a company that uses brain science research to help businesses create and deliver memorable and actionable messages.
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closed 10/17/2007 via PR Newswire

Joshua Tree Internet Media, acquired Apartment Internet Marketing Conference

synopsis: Realty DataTrust, the makers of VaultWare, announced that the Apartment Internet Marketing Conference has been sold to Steve Lefkovits' Joshua Tree Internet Media firm. The AIM Conference is the only industry educational conference that focuses exclusively on the intersection of marketing strategies and Internet-powered leasing tools.
buyer: Joshua Tree Internet Media
Founded in 2001 by industry veteran Steve Lefkovits, Joshua Tree Consulting is dedicated to the growth and success of the multifamily industry. Joshua Tree helps firms respond strategically to growth opportunities, and to analyze the problems in getting there. "
target parent: Realty DataTrust
target: Apartment Internet Marketing Conference
The AIM Conference is the only industry educational conference that focuses exclusively on the intersection of marketing strategies and Internet-powered leasing tools. AIM's focus is educating multifamily portfolio operators about tools and strategies to maximize the growth of their businesses.
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closed 5/31/2012 via BtoBonline.com

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired Ataway Exchange

synopsis: Questex Media Group has acquired Ataway Exchange from Vantage Strategy. Questex and Vantage have formed an alliance to offer digital consulting services to hospitality and travel companies. Ataway is a community network, events producer and information provider serving CMOs, CTOs and e-commerce management in the travel and hospitality industries.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group LLC is a leading global business media company. The company serves the beauty, spa, travel, hospitality, beverage, bar, nightclub, leisure, consumer electronics and entertainment markets as well as the technology, finance, life sciences and health care sectors. "
target parent: Vantage Strategy
target: Ataway Exchange
The Ataway Exchange is a venue where leaders and executives in the travel industry network and interface with experts and thought leaders in the technology arena.
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closed 12/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Content Marketing Institute, acquired Content Marketing Awards

synopsis: Content Marketing Institute (CMI) announced their recent acquisition of the prestigious Content Marketing Awards, the leading international awards program for the content marketing industry. The Content Marketing Awards was launched in 2004 as the Magnum Opus Awards by McMurry/TMG.
buyer parent: Z Squared Media, LLC
buyer: Content Marketing Institute
Content Marketing Institute is the leading global content marketing education and training organization. CMI teaches enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. CMI's Content Marketing World event is held in Cleveland, Ohio. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Content Marketing Awards
The Content Marketing Awards were launched in 2004 as the Magnum Opus Awards. Since 2011 they’ve been conducted jointly, by the Content Marketing Institute and McMurry/TMG. In 2013, the awards program was renamed and rebranded to match the changing industry.
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closed 4/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

MyChinaChannel Pte Ltd., acquired Space Arena Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Singapore-based Chinese content syndicator and aggregator MyChinaChannel has acquired an 80% stake in Space Arena, the company organising the annual Visual Asia Expo. Space Arena is a visual experience company with a successful track record for identifying market gaps and conceptualising and producing signature events to address these gaps.
buyer: MyChinaChannel Pte Ltd.
MyChinaChannel (MCC) is a Singapore based media company that aggregates and syndicates China-related content for the global market. MCC works with China's state owned and private media partners to commercially export the best of China-related content to the world. "
target: Space Arena Pte Ltd.
Space Arena is a visual experience company that transforms spaces into visual spectaculars with cutting-edge display technologies, projection mapping, design and build, and visual communication solutions. Their Singapore-based business serves turnkey project needs with the most trusted partners.
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closed 4/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

MyChinaChannel Pte Ltd., acquired Space Arena Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Singapore-based Chinese content syndicator and aggregator MyChinaChannel has acquired an 80% stake in Space Arena, the company organising the annual Visual Asia Expo. Space Arena is a visual experience company with a successful track record for identifying market gaps and conceptualising and producing signature events to address these gaps.
buyer: MyChinaChannel Pte Ltd.
MyChinaChannel (MCC) is a Singapore based media company that aggregates and syndicates China-related content for the global market. MCC works with China's state owned and private media partners to commercially export the best of China-related content to the world. "
target: Space Arena Pte Ltd.
Space Arena is a visual experience company that transforms spaces into visual spectaculars with cutting-edge display technologies, projection mapping, design and build, and visual communication solutions. Their Singapore-based business serves turnkey project needs with the most trusted partners.
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closed 12/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., acquired Entertainment One Ltd

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, has completed the acquisition of Entertainment One, a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
buyer: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS:$5,474.64)
Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands. "
target: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,420 [$4,001]
rev ($mm)
$1,144
EBITDA ($mm)
$136
EV / rev
3.7x
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30.7x
closed 9/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Zealot Networks, acquired Nirvana Digital

synopsis: Multi-platform digital media company Zealot Networks has announced its latest acquisition, Mumbai based multi-channel network Nirvana Digital. Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
buyer: Zealot Networks
Zealot Networks, Inc. is a digital-first media and entertainment company poised to lead the next chapter in the ongoing evolution of digital media with its holistic approach to connecting entrepreneurs with brands and like-minded communities. "
target: Nirvana Digital
Nirvana Digital enables content owners to monetize their music and video on premiere Internet & Mobile channels such as Amazon VOD, Apple iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, HULU, Netflix and more.
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closed 10/21/2013 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., purchased Entertainment Unit GVE from Gaiam

synopsis: Cinedigm Corp. announced it closed the previously announced acquisition of Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content, for $51.5 million.
buyer: Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (CIDM:$40.42)
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is a leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company partners with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors. "
seller: Gaiam (GAIA:$156.95)
Gaiam, Inc.’s entertainment unit, known as “GVE,” is a leading distributor of home entertainment brands and content.
price ($mm)
$49
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closed 2/5/2013 via PR Newswire

Pride Tree Holdings, acquired Direct Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Najafi Companies has sold its majority interest in Direct Brands, parent company of Columbia House, Book-of-the-Month Club and other book clubs, to Pride Tree Holdings. Direct Brands is one of the largest direct-to-consumer distributors of media products in the U.S.
buyer: Pride Tree Holdings
Pride Tree Holdings is a company that bought Direct Brands. "
target parent: Najafi Companies
target: Direct Brands, Inc.
Direct Brands is one of the largest direct-to-consumer distributors of media products in the U.S. The company is home to DVD and book club brands such as Columbia House, Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, BOMC2.com as well as a number of special interest and lifestyle book clubs.
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closed 7/2/2012 via PR Newswire

Mosaic Media Investment Partners, purchased Lifestyle and Entertainment Direct from The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. announced the sale of substantially all of its Lifestyle and Entertainment Direct business to Mosaic Media Investment Partners LLC. The sale includes Direct Holdings Americas, Saguaro Road Records and many of the assets of Direct Entertainment Media Group.
buyer: Mosaic Media Investment Partners
Mosaic Media Investment Partners LLC acquired Direct Holdings Americas, Saguaro Road Records and many of the assets of Direct Entertainment Media Group from The Reader's Digest Association. "
seller: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
Reader's Digest Association is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 140 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands.
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$1.10
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closed 5/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Shout! Factory, acquired Timeless Media Group

synopsis: Indie distributor Shout! Factory has acquired Oregon-based home entertainment company Timeless Media Group Inc. for undisclosed terms.
buyer: Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC produces music and video records and labels. It offers TV series, sports programs, comedy, feature films, live music, animation, and documentaries in DVDs. "
target: Timeless Media Group
Timeless Media Group (TMG) is a leading independent home-entertainment distribution company, that produces, licenses and distributes a variety of video and audio products within North America.
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closed 10/3/2012 via PR Newswire

The RLJ Companies, acquired Image Entertainment, Inc.

synopsis: RLJ Acquisition, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Image Entertainment, Inc. Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America.
buyer: The RLJ Companies
The RLJ Companies, founded by Robert L. Johnson, is an innovative business network that provides strategic investments in a diverse portfolio of companies. The RLJ Companies seeks to target undiscovered or underserved markets then exercise solid management to achieve results. "
target parent: Lionsgate
target: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, with approximately 3,700 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 350 exclusive CD titles in domestic release and more than 450 programs internationally via sublicense agreements.
price ($mm)[EV]
$45 [$60]
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$100
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closed 7/29/2010 via Company Press Release

The Orchard Enterprises Inc merged with Dimensional Associates, LLC,

synopsis: The Orchard, a global leader in music and video distribution and comprehensive digital strategy, announced the completion of its acquisition byDimensional Associates, LLC, the New York-based private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc. and the majority owner of The Orchard.
buyer parent: JDS Capital Management, Inc.
buyer: Dimensional Associates, LLC
Dimensional Associates LLC is a private equity firm. It seeks to invest in digital media with a focus on online music distribution. It operates as a subsidiary of JDS Capital Management, Inc. The firm is based in Rye, New York. "
target: The Orchard Enterprises Inc (:$62.27)
The Orchard is an independent music and video distributor specializing in comprehensive digital strategies for content owners. Through innovative global marketing and promotions, The Orchard drives sales across more than 660 digital and mobile storefronts in 75 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$7.55 [$3.07]*
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$62
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announced 11/20/2008 via BusinessWire

Image Entertainment, Inc. will be merged with Nyx Acquisitions, Inc.,

synopsis: Image Entertainment, Inc., a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of entertainment programming in North America, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Nyx Acquisitions, Inc. to sell Image in a transaction valued at approximately $100 million.
buyer parent: Q Black Media
buyer: Nyx Acquisitions, Inc.
Nyx Acquisitions, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Q Black Media, which is a privately-held, San Francisco-based new media and global investment group with a central mission of advancing the convergence of digital technologies with traditional media. "
target: Image Entertainment, Inc.
Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading independent licensee, producer and distributor of home entertainment programming in North America, with over 3,000 exclusive DVD titles and approximately 200 exclusive CD titles in domestic release.
price ($mm)
$100
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$96
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announced 2/28/2008 via BusinessWire

Butler Capital Partners France, will purchase Virgin Group France from Lagardere Groupe SCA

synopsis: Following heads of agreement signed in December 2007, the Lagardère Group and Butler Capital Partners announce the signature of final agreements on a majority takeover of Virgin Group by Butler Capital Partners.
buyer: Butler Capital Partners France
Butler Capital Partners has been investing for more than ten years. We are pioneers in France and Europe. We have acquired a unique knowledge of the industrial and entrepreneurial fabric of French companies. We understand the challenges they are faced with. "
seller: Lagardere Groupe SCA (ENXTPA:MMB:$5,282.44)
Lagardère develops, promotes and disseminates information and culture across five continents. It has distinguished itself as a market leader in the book publishing, distribution, press and audiovisual sectors. In addition to these core businesses, Lagardère holds a strategic 7.5% stake in EADS.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Elysian Fields AG, Smith Family Circle, acquired Telepool Gmbh

synopsis: The Smith Family Circle (SFC), a company that manages the assets and business enterprises of the Smith family, and Elysian Fields AG, a Zurich-based investment holding company, has acquired Telepool GmbH. Telepool is a diversified media company in Germany and is a major European player in theatrical and multi-platform distribution.
buyer: Smith Family Circle
buyer: Elysian Fields AG
The Smith Family Circle (SFC) is a company that manages the assets and business enterprises of the Smith family. Elysian Fields AG is a Zurich-based investment holding company that was co-founded by Marc Forster. "
target: Telepool Gmbh
Telepool GmbH is a diversified media company in Germany. Telepool's core business consists of acquiring and distributing programs in the fields of cinema, video, TV, VOD and ancillary rights, merchandising, licensing of cutting rights, marketing of radio productions, and services for third parties.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shanghai Jinxin Investment Advisory Partnership Co., acquired MP & Silva Ltd.

synopsis: Chinese investors Everbright and Baofeng have taken a majority stake in Italy-based sports rights group MP & Silva and established a ‘strategic partnership’ with the company.
buyer parent: China Everbright Limited
buyer: Shanghai Jinxin Investment Advisory Partnership Co.
Shanghai Jinxin Investment Advisory Partnership Co. is a Chinese fund set up by Baofeng, Everbright and two other partners. Beijing-based Baofeng offers online audio and video entertainment services. Everbright, listed in Hong Kong, is a large and diversified financial conglomerate. "
target: MP & Silva Ltd.
MP & Silva distributes sports programming to more than 200 broadcasters in 215 countries, including English Premier League football and Formula One auto racing.
price ($mm)
$910*
rev ($mm)
$600
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lagardère Entertainment, acquired The Box Distribution

synopsis: Lagardère Entertainment’s LE Rights has bought The Box Distribution. The Box Distribution distributes fiction series, mini series and tv movies, animated series and documentaries for all medias (tv, video, VOD, mershandising) in Europe.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Lagardère Entertainment
Lagardère Entertainment handles all of the Lagardère group's audiovisual production activities. They are a major player in the production and management of artistic content for television and France’s largest producer of TV drama and comedy programs, unscripted programming and animated shows. "
target: The Box Distribution
The Box Distribution distributes fiction series, mini series and tv movies, animated series and documentaries for all medias (tv, video, VOD, mershandising) in Europe.
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announced 8/5/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Blinkx Plc, will acquire Grab Media

synopsis: Blinkx, the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world’s most advanced video engine, that connects consumers with advertisers through professionally generated content online, entered into an all cash transaction with Grab Media, a leading online video content syndication and advertising platform.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
Blinkx plc is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, Blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Grab Media
Grab Media is a leading premium video distribution company. It connects premium video content from a wide collection of professional sources and brand-name advertisers to ideal viewers. Marketers rely on Grab Media to position their message in front of large-scale, engaged audiences.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ingrooves Music Group, acquired Electromode Music

synopsis: Ingrooves Music Group has acquired independent South Africa-based music distributor, Electromode, marking Ingrooves’ entrance into the growing African music market. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Ingrooves Music Group
​Ingrooves, a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry, provides independent labels, established artists and other content owners with the most transparent and scalable distribution tools including analytics, rights management services, and thoughtful marketing solutions. "
target: Electromode Music
Electromode is a South Africa-based distributor of music on digital and mobile music platforms. Electromode’s roster includes more than 200 artists including South African record producer DJ Maphorisa’s label, New Money Gang. Electromode has an overall catalog of more than 30,000 songs.
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announced 10/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., will acquire The Film Detective

synopsis: Cinedigm, a leading independent content distributor in the United States, has agreed to acquire The Film Detective, a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming.
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: The Film Detective
The Film Detective is a leading content distributor and streaming channel company focused on classic film and television programming. Many of the titles shown are public domain and have been restored by The Film Detective.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, acquired Funwood Media

synopsis: Banijay Rights announces the acquisition of Funwood Media. Incorporating both of the businesses sub-brands, Funwood Media Italia and Funwood Media Ibérica. Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target: Funwood Media
Funwood Media is a forward-thinking media company that works in the television sector covering the distribution, production and licensing of media products. Operating primarily across Italy and Spain, Funwood Media works with many of the leading players across both regions.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

RedEye Distribution, Inc., acquired Border Music

synopsis: Redeye, a company that connects independent artists and labels to an expanding global marketplace through customer service and sales and marketing expertise, has acquired Border Music, a music distribution company headquartered in Sweden that provides a wide range of services that include sales, marketing, promotion, accounting and management.
buyer: RedEye Distribution, Inc.
Redeye connects independent artists and labels to an expanding global marketplace through customer service and sales and marketing expertise. They have charted a course of steady, sustainable growth by developing a strong distribution network and providing a multitude of services to their partners. "
target: Border Music
Border Music is a music distribution company headquartered in Sweden. It provides a wide range of services that include sales, marketing, promotion, accounting and management. It also has Digital/Physical Sales and Marketing Team members in Norway, Denmark and Finland.
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

GEMA E. V., acquired Zebralution GmbH

synopsis: GEMA has acquired a majority stake in digital distribution company Zebralution. The German collection society has become one of the first performance rights organisations in the world to buy into a streaming distributor. Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe.
buyer: GEMA E. V.
Around 70,000 composers, text authors and music publishers have joined forces in Germany to form the GEMA association. As one of the largest authors of works of music worldwide, GEMA respects the rights of German music makers and the rights of over 2 million copyright holders worldwide. "
target: Zebralution GmbH
Germany-based Zebralution is the first digital distributor for independent music labels in Europe. The company has dedicated operations, marketing and business teams, and provide distribution and marketing services to over 450 music labels and audio publishers from around the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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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