Like Pandora Media, Inc.

closed 2/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Pandora Media, Inc.

synopsis: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pandora Media, Inc. With the transaction complete, SiriusXM is the world's largest audio entertainment company with strong, long-term growth opportunities. Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
SiriusXM is one of the world's largest audio entertainment companies and is among the largest subscription media companies in the United States, offering an array of exclusive content to satisfy many interests. "
target: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it.
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closed 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Songtradr, acquired Pretzel Rocks

synopsis: Songtradr, the world's largest B2B music licensing marketplace, has acquired Pretzel, the world's first platform to provide stream-safe music for livestreamers. In addition to solving live streaming monetization, Pretzel offers rights holders such as artists and labels exposure to millions of new, highly engaged listeners through live broadcasts.
buyer: Songtradr
Songtradr is the largest B2B music licensing marketplace in the world, providing music creators and rights owners with a complete tech-enabled solution for rights management and monetization while providing B2B music users with highly-efficient, AI guided access to music. "
target: Pretzel Rocks
Pretzel is the first music streaming service fully licensed for live stream content creators on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube. Pretzel develops technology that solves the complexities of multi-party music licensing while paying royalties efficiently and transparently to rights holders.
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closed 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Songtradr, acquired Pretzel Rocks

synopsis: Songtradr, the world's largest B2B music licensing marketplace, has acquired Pretzel, the world's first platform to provide stream-safe music for livestreamers. In addition to solving live streaming monetization, Pretzel offers rights holders such as artists and labels exposure to millions of new, highly engaged listeners through live broadcasts.
buyer: Songtradr
Songtradr is the largest B2B music licensing marketplace in the world, providing music creators and rights owners with a complete tech-enabled solution for rights management and monetization while providing B2B music users with highly-efficient, AI guided access to music. "
target: Pretzel Rocks
Pretzel is the first music streaming service fully licensed for live stream content creators on platforms such as Twitch and YouTube. Pretzel develops technology that solves the complexities of multi-party music licensing while paying royalties efficiently and transparently to rights holders.
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announced 3/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Square, Inc., will acquire Tidal Music

synopsis: Square Inc. is acquiring majority stake in Tidal, a subscription-based music, podcast and video streaming service that combines lossless audio and high-definition music videos with exclusive content and special features on music. Tidal was launched in 2014.
buyer: Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ:$13,173.74)
Square builds tools to empower businesses and individuals to participate in the economy. Square is the creator of Square Reader, a device that makes it possible for anyone to accept card payments using a smartphone or tablet. "
target parent: Project Panther Bidco Ltd
target: Tidal Music
Tidal is a subscription-based music, podcast and video streaming service that combines lossless audio and high-definition music videos with exclusive content and special features on music. Tidal was launched in 2014.
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closed 8/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

MelodyVR, acquired Napster

synopsis: MelodyVR is acquiring Rhapsody International, which does business as Napster. Napster is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
buyer: MelodyVR
MelodyVR is the destination for music in virtual reality. From the side of the stage, to deep in the crowd, lose yourself in a world of live performances, wherever you are. "
target parent: RealNetworks, Inc.
target: Napster
Rhapsody International, dba Napster, is the original music service, created by music lovers for music lovers. They have a huge catalog of over 40 million tracks, with new music added every day. You can play all the music you want, as often as you want.
price ($mm)[EV]
$26 [$70]
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$113
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closed 2/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Loop Media, Inc. merged with Interlink Plus, Inc.,

synopsis: Interlink Plus, Inc., a professional Trade Show Services provider, has completed its merger with Loop Media, Inc., an innovative premium streaming media company based in Burbank, CA that builds products and solutions for both businesses and consumers.
buyer: Interlink Plus, Inc. (OTCPK:ITRK:$0.04)
InterLink Plus is a professional Trade Show Services provider in Las Vegas offering a wide array of affordable trade show services including staffing, marketing, booth design and set up. "
target: Loop Media, Inc. (OTCPK:LPTV:$3.38)
Loop Media, Inc., is an innovative premium streaming media company building products and solutions for both businesses and consumers. Loop Media is based in Burbank, CA.
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announced 1/24/2019 via BusinessWire

Akazoo will be merged with Modern Media Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: Modern Media Acquisition Corp. (MMDM), a special purpose acquisition company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Akazoo Ltd, a global digital music streaming platform based in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Modern Media Acquisition Corp.
Modern Media Acquisition Corp. (MMDM) is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, acquisition or similar business combination sponsored by Modern Media, LLC. "
target: Akazoo
Founded in 2010, Akazoo is a UK-based, global, on-demand music streaming subscription company with a focus on emerging markets. Akazoo’s Premium service provides subscribers with unlimited online and offline streaming access to a catalog of over 45 million songs on a commercial-free basis.
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announced 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

MTN Group, will acquire Simfy

synopsis: MTN Group, a telecommunications group based in South Africa, is to acquire Simfy Africa (Pty) Ltd, a music-streaming business also based in South Africa. With over 36 million tracks to choose from, people can experience a different song every day.
buyer: MTN Group (JSE:MTN:$9,278.65)
MTN Group Limited entered the telecommunications scene at the dawn of South Africa’s democracy, in 1994. They offer an integrated suite of communications products and services, including traditional mobile voice and data, digital and mobile financial services as well as enterprise services. "
target: Simfy
Simfy Africa (Pty) Ltd is a music-streaming business. The company is based in South Africa. With over 36 million tracks to choose from, people can experience a different song every day.
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closed 12/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Saavn, LLC merged with JioMusic,

synopsis: Reliance Industries has acquired an 81.7 percent stake in New York-based music streaming services provider Saavn, which has merged with Reliance's JioMusic service. Saavn is one of South Asia's leading digital music streaming services, with 36 million tracks in 15 languages.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: JioMusic
JioMusic provides truly unlimited ad-free access to HD music with over 16 million songs in over 20 languages. The JioMusic app lets users listen and download their favorite HD Songs without any additional charges, anytime, anywhere. "
target: Saavn, LLC
Founded in 2007, Saavn is one of South Asia's leading digital music streaming services, transforming how people around the world access and experience music on a daily basis. Saavn is currently accessed across the globe and offers 36 million tracks in 15 languages.
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$104*
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closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

RMS Radio Marketing Service GmbH & Co. KG, purchased Online Audio Portfolio from SpotCom GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: SpotCom has sold its online audio portfolio to RMSi, the digital marketing subsidiary of the national radio marketing company RMS. SpotCom's online audio portfolio ranks number 3 in the German online audio market, which corresponds to 30 million hours of listening per month.
buyer: RMS Radio Marketing Service GmbH & Co. KG
RMS is a leading marketer in the German audio advertising market. RMS markets services from the entire audio spectrum: advertising times and formats as well as audio online offers from 160 private radio stations throughout Germany. "
seller parent: Antenne Bayern Gmbh & Co Kg
seller: SpotCom GmbH & Co. KG
SpotCom's online audio portfolio ranks number 3 in the German online audio market, which corresponds to 30 million hours of listening per month. With a unique range of offers and an interesting brand portfolio, SpotCom ensures the delivery of its client's messages to their target audience.
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closed 6/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Warner Music Group, acquired X5 Music Group

synopsis: Warner Music Group has acquired X5 Music Group (X5). X5 specializes in licensing deep catalog and specific genres of music to create playlists, streaming and download products. X5 will continue to operate as a standalone company under its existing management.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
target: X5 Music Group
X5 Music Group is a global Music company based in Stockholm, Sweden and in New York, specialized in the digital download market. X5 license digital rights from select media partners for sales and marketing of music.
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closed 3/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

KickStarter LLC, acquired Drip.com, Inc.

synopsis: Kickstarter, which aims to let creative people of all kinds raise money for their projects by connecting directly with fans, has acquired Drip, a service that lets music artists engage with fans with new work and previews while drawing revenue from the platform. The company is based in Brooklyn, NY.
buyer: KickStarter LLC
Kickstarter aims to let creative people of all kinds — journalists, artists, musicians, game developers, entrepreneurs, bloggers — raise money for their projects by connecting directly with fans, who receive exclusive access and rewards in exchange for their patronage. "
target: Drip.com, Inc.
Drip is a service that lets music artists engage with fans with new work and previews while drawing revenue from the platform. The company is based in Brooklyn, NY.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired Rdio, Inc.

synopsis: Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform, announced it has completed its acquisition of several key assets from Rdio, a pioneer in streaming music technology. In addition to acquiring technology and intellectual property from Rdio, Pandora will also add nearly 100 former Rdio employees to the company.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. "
target: Rdio, Inc.
Rdio, one of the world’s largest licensed music services, offers a catalog of over 35 million songs in 86 countries worldwide. Rdio's mission is to provide access to every song, on every device, anywhere in the world instantly, online or offline.
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$75
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announced 10/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Carolyn and Stephen Jacobs, will acquire Vegas All Net Radio

synopsis: Carolyn & Stephen Jacobs, Producers of the Jacobs Ladder Show, have signed agreements with the majority owners of Vegas All Net Radio (VANR) - acquiring both Partner/Ownership interest. VANR is one of the first Las Vegas-based Netcasting Internet Radio Stations offering space for the public for web-based talk radio and music shows airing online.
buyer: Carolyn and Stephen Jacobs
Carolyn & Stephen Jacobs are the producers and hosts of the popular Jacobs Ladder Show. The Jacobs Ladder Show, with a worldwide audience, is in its fourth year on VANR (Vegas All Net Radio). Carolyn and Stephen Jacobs each interview one-on-one featured guests each hour. "
target: Vegas All Net Radio
Vegas All Net Radio (VANR) is one of the first Las Vegas-based Netcasting Internet Radio Stations offering space for the public for web-based talk radio and music shows airing exclusively on the World Wide Web.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, acquired Putpat TV

synopsis: German commercial TV broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired interactive music TV service Putpat TV. Putpat TV enables viewers to create a music video stream customised to their personal taste via web, smart TV, tablets and smartphones.
buyer: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG (XTRA:PSM:$4,577.28)
The ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. They are also Germany's leading video marketer on the internet. They operate maxdome, the biggest German video-on-demand portal, and provide their customers with the multi channel network Studio71. "
target: Putpat TV
Putpat TV is an interactive music TV service. The internet service enables viewers to create a music video stream customised to their personal taste via web, smart TV, tablets and smartphones. The ad-supported, free-of-charge offering currently has more than 3.5 million registered users.
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announced 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

LINE Corporation, will acquire MixRadio

synopsis: LINE Corp, the Japanese company behind the messaging app of the same name, announced it is acquiring Microsoft’s MixRadio, a free music streaming service that allows users to create a personal radio station.
buyer parent: Naver Corporation
buyer: LINE Corporation (TSE:3938:$1,800.11)
LINE Corporation is based in Japan and develops and operates the LINE app for smartphones. "LINE" is a smartphone app which allows users to enjoy free calls and messaging with other LINE users, both nationally and internationally, regardless of which mobile network provider they are using. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: MixRadio
MixRadio is an on-demand music streaming subscription service. MixRadio allows free streaming of playlists without any subscriptions or ads available in 31 countries, including the US, Brazil, India and China. It has a catalogue of over 30 million songs.
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closed 7/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., acquired Songza

synopsis: Google has acquired music streaming service Songza. The company offers playlists for activities such as waking up, working out, commuting, concentrating, unwinding, entertaining, and sleeping. Users can vote songs up or down, and the service will adapt to the user's personal music preferences.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target parent: Amazon.com, Inc.
target: Songza
Songza is a free music streaming and recommendation service. Stating that its playlists are made by music experts, the service recommends various playlists based on time of day and mood or activity.
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closed 4/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Alarming Devices, Inc., merged with StationDigital

synopsis: LA-based Internet radio and digital media broadcasting platform StationDigital Corp., announced that it has gone public via a reverse merger with Alarming Devices, Inc. StationDigital provides a highly curated playlisting and recommendations system, plus the unique SD Rewards program that allows listeners to "Sit Back, Relax and Earn Rewards."
buyer: Alarming Devices, Inc.
Alarming Devices, Inc., a development stage company, focuses on importing component based wireless alarm systems from China. It intends to import and supply home and commercial wireless alarm systems in the United States through dealers and resellers, as well as independent alarm installers. "
target: StationDigital (OTCPK:SDIG:$0.08)
StationDigital is a multimedia digital broadcast company that offers free music, music videos, movies and TV with over 30 million songs and titles. They provide both genre-based and artist-based discovery stations to suit an endless variety of tastes.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.10 [$0.19]*
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closed 4/8/2013 via PR Newswire

Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America, acquired Aupeo GmbH

synopsis: Panasonic Corporation of North America and its division company Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America announced the acquisition of Aupeo GmbH, a leading content and audio streaming service and technology platform provider, based in Berlin, Germany.
buyer parent: Panasonic Corporation
buyer: Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America
Panasonic Automotive Systems Company of America provides OEM audio, video, navigation, and information products and systems for the automotive industry in North America. The company has a strategic collaboration with Aupeo GmbH. "
target: Aupeo GmbH
Aupeo was established in Berlin in 2008 by Armin G. Schmidt. Aupeo is licensed to operate streaming services in more than 40 countries, offering consumers a rich personalized music experience.
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closed 12/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Dropbox, Inc., acquired AudioGalaxy

synopsis: Online file sync and storage service Dropbox has acquired Audiogalaxy, a peer-to-peer file sharing utility turned online music streaming service.
buyer: Dropbox, Inc. (DBX:$1,913.90)
Dropbox is a free service that lets users bring photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer. "
target: AudioGalaxy
AudioGalaxy is Seattle-based music startup company. It provides personal music streaming.
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closed 2/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Pandora Media, Inc.

synopsis: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pandora Media, Inc. With the transaction complete, SiriusXM is the world's largest audio entertainment company with strong, long-term growth opportunities. Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
SiriusXM is one of the world's largest audio entertainment companies and is among the largest subscription media companies in the United States, offering an array of exclusive content to satisfy many interests. "
target: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,978 [$2,807]
rev ($mm)
$1,478
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2.2x
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closed 5/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired AdsWizz

synopsis: Pandora, the largest music streaming service in the U.S., announced it has completed its acquisition of AdsWizz, the global leader in digital audio ad technology. The addition of AdsWizz will upgrade Pandora’s ad tech capabilities, provide its advertisers with greater audience reach, and expand the company’s revenue opportunities.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. "
target: AdsWizz
AdsWizz powers well-known music platforms, podcasts and broadcasting groups worldwide with a comprehensive digital audio software suite of solutions that connect audio publishers to the advertising community.
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$145
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announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Haugo Broadcasting, Inc., will acquire KXMZ-FM

synopsis: Pandora Media, the Oakland, Calif.-based streaming audio company has just agreed to sell its only radio station. In a transaction filed with the FCC on 06/19/17, Pandora has agreed to sell KXMZ-FM 102.7 in Box Elder, S. Dakota, to Haugo Broadcasting.
buyer: Haugo Broadcasting, Inc.
Haugo Broadcasting is a prolific local broadcaster in South Dakota that owns Class C1 Country KIQK-FM 104.1 in Deadwood, S. Dakota, and Class C 1kw/1 tower Sports KTOQ-AM 1340 & Class C Rock KSQY-FM 95.1 in Rapid City. "
target parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
target: KXMZ-FM
KXMZ (102.7 FM, "Hits 102.7") is a radio station serving Rapid City, South Dakota. The station broadcasts a hot adult contemporary format, which is a mix of classic hits and contemporary mainstream music.
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announced 6/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Eventbrite, will acquire Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Eventbrite, the world’s leading ticketing and event technology platform, will acquire Ticketfly from Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. Ticketfly is a ticketing platform focused on music promoters and venues. Its powerful digital marketing and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets and streamline operations.
buyer: Eventbrite (EB:$162.01)
Eventbrite is an online service that people everywhere use to create, share, and join any event imaginable. Whether it's a photography class with a local artist, or a sold-out concert in a city stadium, Eventbrite makes it happen. "
target parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee.
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$200
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closed 1/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Ticketfly, Inc., acquired TicketBreak Corp.

synopsis: Ticketfly, the technology company reimagining the live event experience, announced it has completed the acquisition of TicketBreak, the ticketing service company owned by MapleCore Ltd., a leading Canadian independent music company. TicketBreak partners with venues and event owners to create improvements to the way people are selling their tickets.
buyer parent: Pandora Media, Inc.
buyer: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly, a subsidiary of Pandora, is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters sell more tickets, streamline operations, and increase revenue per attendee. "
target parent: MapleCore Ltd.
target: TicketBreak Corp.
TicketBreak partners with venues and event owners to create meaningful, long-term improvements to the way people are selling and administering their ticket inventory.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired Rdio, Inc.

synopsis: Pandora, the world’s most powerful music discovery platform, announced it has completed its acquisition of several key assets from Rdio, a pioneer in streaming music technology. In addition to acquiring technology and intellectual property from Rdio, Pandora will also add nearly 100 former Rdio employees to the company.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. "
target: Rdio, Inc.
Rdio, one of the world’s largest licensed music services, offers a catalog of over 35 million songs in 86 countries worldwide. Rdio's mission is to provide access to every song, on every device, anywhere in the world instantly, online or offline.
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closed 11/2/2015 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired Ticketfly, Inc.

synopsis: Pandora, the world's most powerful music discovery platform, announced it has completed its acquisition of Ticketfly, Inc., a leading live events technology company, to create the definitive music platform for connecting fans, artists and event promoters.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. "
target: Ticketfly, Inc.
Ticketfly is a technology company reimagining the live event experience for promoters and fans. Its powerful ticketing, digital marketing, and analytics software helps promoters book top talent, sell more tickets, and increase in-venue revenue.
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closed 7/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired Next Big Sound

synopsis: Pandora, the leading Internet radio service, has acquired Next Big Sound, the leading provider of online music analytics. This acquisition provides Pandora with a powerful analytics tool used by tens of thousands of music makers, labels and marketers looking for data and insights about artists and their fans.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora, the leading internet radio service, gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through a wide variety of connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" – a favorite artist, song or genre. "
target: Next Big Sound
Next Big Sound is the leading provider of online music analytics and insights tracking hundreds of thousands of artists around the world. Next Big Sound gathers social, sales and streaming data into one central platform.
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closed 6/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Pandora Media, Inc., acquired KXMZ-FM

synopsis: Pandora Media Inc, the world’s largest internet radio has completed the acquisition of KXMZ-FM in Rapid City, SD as it looks to take advantage of low royalty fees for radio stations.
buyer: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora, the leading internet radio service, gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through a wide variety of connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" – a favorite artist, song or genre. "
target parent: Connoisseur Media
target: KXMZ-FM
KXMZ (102.7 FM, "Hits 102.7") is a radio station in Rapid City, South Dakota. It plays adult contemporary music.
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closed 4/27/2021 via PR Newswire

Stitcher, acquired 99% Invisible, Inc.

synopsis: SiriusXM has acquired 99% Invisible Inc., an independently produced – and Kickstarter supported – radio show and podcast. The acclaimed podcast and its team will become part of Stitcher, the pioneering podcast company. The 99% Invisible podcast will be available broadly and across SiriusXM's multiple audio streaming services.
buyer parent: Sirius XM Holdings Inc.
buyer: Stitcher
Stitcher is the best place to listen to, produce and monetize podcasts. The Stitcher app, available for iOS and Android devices, is one of the world's most popular podcast listening platforms, with a growing network of original content and a premium subscription service. "
target: 99% Invisible, Inc.
99% Invisible (99pi) is an independently produced—and Kickstarter supported—radio show and podcast that exposes the unseen and overlooked aspects of design, architecture, and activity that shapes the world. With approximately 500 million downloads, 99pi is one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes.
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Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Stitcher

synopsis: SiriusXM, the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., has completed its acquisition of Stitcher, a pioneer in podcast production, distribution, and ad sales, and is moving forward as the premier full-service platform for podcast creators, publishers, and advertisers.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S."
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Stitcher
Stitcher is the best place to listen to, produce and monetize podcasts. The Stitcher app, available for iOS and Android devices, is one of the world's most popular podcast listening platforms, with a growing network of original content and a premium subscription service.
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$265
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$73
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Simplecast

synopsis: SiriusXM, owner of Pandora and backer of Soundcloud, has acquired Simplecast, a podcast management platform used by creators to publish and distribute podcasts, and subsequently analyse how they are consumed.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S."
target: Simplecast
Simplecast is a podcast management platform used by creators to publish and distribute podcasts. Simplecast remains the easiest way for podcasters to publish audio to the world—with one-click publishing to Apple Podcasts , Spotify, and more.
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closed 2/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Pandora Media, Inc.

synopsis: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pandora Media, Inc. With the transaction complete, SiriusXM is the world's largest audio entertainment company with strong, long-term growth opportunities. Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
SiriusXM is one of the world's largest audio entertainment companies and is among the largest subscription media companies in the United States, offering an array of exclusive content to satisfy many interests. "
target: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,978 [$2,807]
rev ($mm)
$1,478
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/27/2017 via PR Newswire

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Automatic Labs Inc.

synopsis: SiriusXM announced the acquisition of Automatic Labs Inc. (Automatic), a San Francisco-based provider of connected vehicle services for consumers and enterprises. Automatic's data-driven platform enables vehicle owners to be safer and drive smarter.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the largest radio company measured by revenue and has approx. 31.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports and live events; comedy; news; talk and entertainment, and a wide-range of Latin music, sports and talk programming. "
target: Automatic Labs Inc.
Automatic is the company connecting every car on the road to the internet and empowering drivers with knowledge about themselves and their cars so they can be safer and drive smarter. By pairing Automatic's connected car adapter & apps for iPhone and Android, Automatic helps customers drive smarter.
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announced 5/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., will acquire Sirius XM Canada Inc.

synopsis: Sirius XM and Sirius XM Canada have announced an agreement that will increase Sirius XM's stake from 37% to 70% in the Canadian version of satellite radio while at the same time taking the company private. SiriusXM Canada broadcasts commercial-free music, plus sports, news, talk, entertainment and weather to over 2.6 million subscribers in Canada.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the largest radio company measured by revenue and has more than 30 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports and live events; news and comedy; and a wide variety of Latin commercial-free music, sports, and talk programming. "
target: Sirius XM Canada Inc. (TSX:XSR:$259.48)
SiriusXM broadcasts commercial-free music, plus sports, news, talk, entertainment and weather to over 2.6 million subscribers in Canada. They deliver digital-quality audio everywhere people want to listen, whether in cars, on boats, in the home or office and through a wide range of mobile devices.
price ($mm)[EV]
$275 [$403]*
rev ($mm)
$247
EBITDA ($mm)
$54
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
18.0x
cancelled 3/13/2014 via New York Times

Liberty Media Corporation, cancelled an acquisition of Sirius XM Holdings Inc.

synopsis: Liberty Media, the company controlled by John C. Malone, announced that it had abandoned its plan to buy the shares of SiriusXM that it did not already own as part of a move to set up two tracking stocks to house the company’s assets.
buyer: Liberty Media Corporation (LMCA:$0.00)
Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses. Those interests include subsidiaries SiriusXM, Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc., and TruePosition, Inc. "
target: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 25.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and more.
price ($mm)
$10,366
rev ($mm)
$3,691
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,272
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
closed 2/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Pandora Media, Inc.

synopsis: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Pandora Media, Inc. With the transaction complete, SiriusXM is the world's largest audio entertainment company with strong, long-term growth opportunities. Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
SiriusXM is one of the world's largest audio entertainment companies and is among the largest subscription media companies in the United States, offering an array of exclusive content to satisfy many interests. "
target: Pandora Media, Inc. (P:$1,478.00)
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform. They are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,978 [$2,807]
rev ($mm)
$1,478
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired Calm Radio

synopsis: Stingray Group Inc., a leading Canadian music, media, and technology company, has acquired Toronto-based Calm Radio, the world’s largest online music streaming service focused on the wellness and relaxation markets. With this acquisition, Stingray grows its portfolio of curated music content and dives into the health and wellness industry.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$199.89)
Montreal-based Stingray is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio stations, 4K UHD television channels, and more. "
target: Calm Radio
Based in Toronto, Calm Radio is an online radio station that provides its users with music for a healthier lifestyle. They are the world’s largest provider of life-enhancing music with an emphasis on focus, relaxation, mindfulness, and sleep music.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Sony Music Entertainment Inc., acquired Somethin’ Else

synopsis: Sony Music Entertainment has announced the acquisition of Somethin’ Else. Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. "
target: Somethin’ Else
Specializing in audio, entertainment, music and arts content, Somethin’ Else is the UK’s largest independent podcast and audio producer and the BBC’s biggest independent producer of programs, covering a variety of music genres and flagship speech shows for the broadcaster.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/12/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ReelTime, acquired Loudmouth News

synopsis: Conservative Broadcast Media & Journalism, has sold 100% of LoudMouth Media Inc. to ReelTime Media, one of the nation’s top canna-related media companies. Loudmouth News is the first syndicated terrestrial radio news program that focuses on the news relating to the marijuana industry.
buyer: ReelTime (K:RLTR:$0.00)
ReelTime Rentals, Inc. DBA ReelTime VR is a publicly traded company based in Seattle, WA. ReelTime is in the business of developing, producing, and distributing Virtual Reality Content and technologies. "
target parent: Conservative Broadcast Media & Journalism
target: Loudmouth News
LoudMouth Media, Inc. is one of the nation’s top canna-related media companies. Loudmouth News is the first syndicated terrestrial radio news program that focuses on the news relating to the marijuana industry.
price ($mm)
$0.19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

DraftKings, acquired VSiN

synopsis: DraftKings, the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions, has bought Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN), an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
buyer: DraftKings (DKNG:$1,064.94)
DraftKings, Inc. is the largest, US-based online gaming destination where players engage in daily fantasy sports competitions across fantasy football, baseball, golf, basketball, hockey, and college football and basketball. "
target: VSiN
Vegas Sports Information Network (VSiN) is an American sports betting news, analysis and data radio network and streaming television channel.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Communicorp Media

synopsis: Bauer Media, a German multimedia conglomerate, has entered into an agreement to buy Irish-based Communicorp Group, a premier media company and home to some of Europe's leading commercial media brands.
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Germany-based Bauer Media Group is a media corporation focused on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. "
target: Communicorp Media
Based in Ireland, Communicorp Media is a premier media company and home to some of Europe's leading commercial media brands. Communicorp owns and operates a portfolio of media channels with a strong focus on commercial radio and emerging digital media.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Gray Television, Inc., will acquire Quincy Media

synopsis: Quincy Media, Inc. has approved the sale of the stock of the company to Gray Television, Inc. a public media company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Quincy Media, Inc. is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all.
buyer: Gray Television, Inc. (GTN:$2,391.00)
Gray Television is a leading media company that owns and operates high-quality stations in 94 television markets. With a rich history of over a century and more than 70 years of broadcast television specific expertise, Gray Television delivers meaningful content to millions of viewers each day. "
target: Quincy Media
Quincy Media, Inc., formerly known as Quincy Newspapers, Inc., is a family-owned media company that owns and operates television stations in 16 markets, newspapers in two markets, radio in one and digital platforms in all. Their broadcast footprint covers much of the upper Midwest.
price ($mm)
$925
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$134
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
announced 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire WCDD-FM 107.9

synopsis: Education Media Foundation, an American nonprofit Christian media ministry, is acquiring WCDD Country 107.9, a radio station broadcasting a country music format. It is licensed to Canton, Illinois and serves the Peoria radio market. Their sister station, WBYS, broadcasts St. Louis Cardinal baseball.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target: WCDD-FM 107.9
WCDD (107.9 MHz FM, CD Country 107.9) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. It is licensed to Canton, Illinois and serves the Peoria radio market. Their sister station, WBYS, broadcasts St. Louis Cardinal baseball.
price ($mm)
$0.17
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/2/2020 via Company Press Release

Stuart McWhorter, acquired Kentucky Sports Radio

synopsis: The website KentuckySportsRadio.com has been acquired by Stuart McWhorter. Stuart McWhorter was one of the founding investors and directors in 247Sports prior to its acquisition. Kentucky Sports Radio provides sports broadcasting services focusing on the University of Kentucky.
buyer: Stuart McWhorter
Stuart McWhorter is one of the founders of the 247Sports website network and has also worked for Clayton Associates, FirstBank of Tennessee, Haven Behavioral Healthcare, MedEquities Healthcare REIT, JumpStart Foundry, Nashville Entrepreneur Center and Lee Company. "
target: Kentucky Sports Radio
Kentucky Sports Radio provides sports broadcasting services focusing on the University of Kentucky. It provides online and on- air sports information of basketball, football, and other UK sports. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Lexington, Kentucky.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Urban One, Inc., will purchase 3 Radio Stations from Entercom Communications Corporation

synopsis: Urban One, Inc. is to acquire WLNK-FM (Adult Contemporary); WBT-AM & FM (News Talk Radio); and WFNZ-AM & 102.5 FM Translator (Sports Radio) from Entercom Communications Corp., a leading American media and entertainment company.
buyer: Urban One, Inc. (UONE.K:$387.79)
Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is the largest diversified media company that primarily targets Black Americans and urban consumers in the United States. "
seller: Entercom Communications Corporation (ETM:$1,060.90)
The acquisition includes WLNK-FM (Adult Contemporary); WBT-AM & FM (News Talk Radio); and WFNZ-AM & 102.5 FM Translator (Sports Radio). Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 9/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Educational Media Foundation, Inc., will acquire SPIRIT 105.9

synopsis: Educational Media Foundation, a radio broadcasting company, will acquire KFMK (105.9 FM, "Spirit 105.9"), an Austin, Texas radio station operating a Contemporary Christian format, from CRISTA Media, part of the CRISTA family of ministries.
buyer: Educational Media Foundation, Inc.
Education Media Foundation is a radio broadcasting company that owns the Adult Contemporary Christian formatted K-LOVE Network and the Christian Pop Music Air 1 Radio Network. Their mission is to communicate the Gospel message through contemporary Christian music and short educational elements. "
target parent: CRISTA Media
target: SPIRIT 105.9
KFMK (105.9 FM, "Spirit 105.9") is an Austin, Texas radio station operating a Contemporary Christian format.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/31/2020 via Company Press Release

iHeartMedia, Inc., will acquire WUST 1120 AM

synopsis: iHeartMedia has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement for WUST 1120 AM (The New World Radio Network), a unique online radio station located in the Washington DC area. They broadcast foreign language and English programming to the diverse ethnic and international communities in the National Capital Region, around the United States, and Worldwide.
buyer: iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCPK:IHRT.Q:$3,038.76)
iHeartMedia is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month – and with its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. "
target: WUST 1120 AM
WUST 1120 (The New World Radio Network) is a unique online radio station located in the Washington DC area. They broadcast foreign language and English programming to the diverse ethnic and international communities in the National Capital Region, around the United States, and Worldwide.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 8/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Augustus Foundation, Inc., will acquire WALQ-AM 1130

synopsis: The Augustus Foundation, Inc., a Texas not-for-profit licensee, is agreeing to acquire WALQ Radio (WALQ-AM 1130) in Carrville from Westburg Broadcasting Montgomery. WALQ Radio provides talk radio for Montgomery, Alabama and surrounding areas. From the city of Carrville, Ala., WALQ Radio is a Class D daytime-only operation.
buyer: Augustus Foundation, Inc.
The Augustus Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides school supplies and scholarships to public and private school students and students wanting to attend college and obtain a college degree. "
target: WALQ-AM 1130
WALQ Radio provides talk radio for Montgomery, Alabama and surrounding areas. From the city of Carrville, Ala., WALQ Radio is a Class D daytime-only operation.
price ($mm)
$0.04
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Acadia Broadcasting, Ltd., will acquire CKHZ-FM and CKHY-FM

synopsis: Acadia Broadcasting Limited has entered into a letter of intent to purchase two Halifax radio stations, CKHZ-FM and CKHY-FM. CKHZ-FM, 103.5 FM, "Hot Country 103.5", broadcasts a country music format. CKHY-FM broadcasts a soft adult contemporary format branded as Jewel 105.
buyer parent: Ocean Capital
buyer: Acadia Broadcasting, Ltd.
Acadia Broadcasting Limited is a commercial radio broadcasting company with its headquarters located on historic King Street in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. "
target parent: Evanov Communications
target: CKHZ-FM and CKHY-FM
CKHZ-FM and CKHY-FM are two local radio stations based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. CKHZ-FM, 103.5 FM, "Hot Country 103.5", broadcasts a country music format. CKHY-FM broadcasts a soft adult contemporary format branded as Jewel 105.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/19/2020 via PR Newswire

Sirius XM Holdings Inc., acquired Stitcher

synopsis: SiriusXM, the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., has completed its acquisition of Stitcher, a pioneer in podcast production, distribution, and ad sales, and is moving forward as the premier full-service platform for podcast creators, publishers, and advertisers.
buyer: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI:$8,040.00)
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S."
target parent: The E.W. Scripps Company
target: Stitcher
Stitcher is the best place to listen to, produce and monetize podcasts. The Stitcher app, available for iOS and Android devices, is one of the world's most popular podcast listening platforms, with a growing network of original content and a premium subscription service.
price ($mm)
$265
rev ($mm)
$73
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kenmore Broadcasting Corporation, acquired WJJL-AM

synopsis: WJJL (1440 AM) has been acquired by Kenmore Broadcasting and will be rebranded as WEBR-AM. WJJL is a radio station primarily broadcasting an oldies format. Licensed to Niagara Falls, New York, United States, the station serves the Niagara Falls and Buffalo area from studios in Kenmore.
buyer: Kenmore Broadcasting Corporation
Kenmore Broadcasting Corporation is a radio broadcasting company owned by William Yuhnke and based in Buffalo, New York. "
target: WJJL-AM
WJJL (1440 AM), to be rebranded as WEBR-AM, is a radio station primarily broadcasting an oldies format. Licensed to Niagara Falls, New York, United States, the station serves the Niagara Falls and Buffalo area from studios in Kenmore.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Salvation Poem Foundation Inc., will acquire Magic 105

synopsis: Mississippi Valley Broadcasters, doing business as La Crosse Media Group, has agreed to sell WLXR-FM 104.9 (Magic 105) to The Salvation Poem Foundation, a religious media and communications organization. Magic 105 is an adult contemporary station in the La Crosse, Wisconsin market that also hosts The Hit List podcast on its website.
buyer: The Salvation Poem Foundation Inc.
The Salvation Poem is a religious media and communications organization that promotes the gospel through various forms of media. The organization operates a YouTube channel for teaching the Salvation Poem, a children's app for smartphones, and the non-profit radio station Prayz Network. "
target: Magic 105
Magic 105 is an adult contemporary station in the La Crosse, Wisconsin market. Magic 105 is home to the Hit List podcast, where the hosts discuss various topics, and The Magic Squad, the station's newsletter that includes previews and information on upcoming events and the ability to win prizes.
price ($mm)
$0.30
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magnum Media, will purchase Three Radio Stations from La Crosse Media Group

synopsis: Magnum Media will purchase Soft Oldies “102.7 MeTV-FM” KQEG, Country “Kicks 106.3” WQCC, and Conservative Talk 1490 WLFN from La Crosse Media. The three radio stations are located in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
buyer: Magnum Media
Magnum Broadcasting owns and operates radio stations. The company also owns television stations and low power television stations. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Tomah, Wisconsin. "
seller: La Crosse Media Group
Soft Oldies “102.7 MeTV-FM” KQEG, Country “Kicks 106.3” WQCC, and Conservative Talk 1490 WLFN are radio stations broadcasting in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area.
price ($mm)
$1.40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

ACE Radio Network, will purchase 1377AM Melbourne from Pacific Star Network Ltd

synopsis: Pacific Star Network has offloaded 1377AM Melbourne to Regional broadcaster ACE Radio Network. 1377AM Melbourne (3MP) is a commercial radio station, broadcast from Rowville, Victoria and licensed to Greater Melbourne. It broadcasts a classic rock format on 1377 AM and DAB+ digital radio.
buyer: ACE Radio Network
Since 1984 ACE Radio Broadcasters has been at the forefront of regional Victorian radio. The company has grown over the years to include 17 radio stations, The Weekly Advertiser newspaper, ACE Digital and ACE Direct Sales, employing over 200 people across Victoria and southern New South Wales. "
seller: Pacific Star Network Ltd (ASX:PNW:$49.71)
1377AM Melbourne (3MP) is a commercial radio station, broadcast from Rowville, Victoria and licensed to Greater Melbourne. It broadcasts a classic rock format on 1377 AM and DAB+ digital radio. Pacific Star Network is an Australian sports media content and entertainment business.
price ($mm)
$3.14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

SEN 1116, acquired Radio 2CH Pty Ltd.

synopsis: SEN 1116, a commercial AM radio station based in Melbourne, Australia, has acquired 2CH from Oceania Capital Partners, an Australian investment company. 2CH is a commercial AM radio station in Sydney, Australia. 2CH mainly broadcasts oldies music and is aimed at an older age demographic.
buyer parent: Crocmedia
buyer: SEN 1116
SEN 1116 is a commercial AM radio station based in Melbourne, Australia. SEN broadcasts sports radio throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area. They tackle the latest sports news 24 hours a day. Their cover the AFL, A-League, international cricket, horse racing, and more. "
target parent: Oceania Capital Partners
target: Radio 2CH Pty Ltd.
2CH is a commercial AM radio station in Sydney, Australia. 2CH mainly broadcasts oldies music and is aimed at an older age demographic. The station plays non stop classic hits as well as talk shows that provide the latest news and current affairs.
price ($mm)
$8.77
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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76
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Ticker: AIM:BOOM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audioboom
Audioboom
AudioBoom is the leading podcasting and on-demand audio platform for hosting, distributing and monetizing content. With offices in London, Melbourne, Mumbai and New York City, they host thousands of podcasts with top tier audio content producers from around the world.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.59
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
38
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Ticker: MSTO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Masterbeat Corporation
Masterbeat Corporation
Masterbeat Corporation, a privately-held digital music company, was formed in 2007 to launch the www.masterbeat.com website, making dance music, remixes and electronica more readily available to consumers on the internet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$1.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: US:UBCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ubroadcast, Inc.
ubroadcast, Inc.
UBCI's ubroadcast.com allows users to produce and broadcast LIVE and On Demand television and radio in high quality. By blending this user-generated content and UBCI's programming in a single application, UBCI bridges the gap between Internet video and traditional network radio and television.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$0.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: SEHK:800
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A8 New Media Group Limited
A8 New Media Group Limited
A8 New Media Group Limited is a Chinese company devoted to building the music-based entertainment industry chain based on mobile internet and the prime game publishing platform. The aim of the Group was to build the biggest entertainment platform for young people.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$17.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.17
EBIT ($mm)
$3.23
Net Income ($mm)
$2.81
Employees
146
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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)
Employees
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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: RTGV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures, Inc.
RTG Ventures offers Music & Entertainment Technology Solutions and Digital Marketing Services. Harnessing the strength of its digital marketing agency, the company has applied its knowledge process in developing cutting edge technology platforms for web, mobile and tablet devices.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$507.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.45
EBIT ($mm)
$70.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2900
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Ticker: SIRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sirius XM Holdings Inc.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc.
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription- and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,040.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,368.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,862.00
Net Income ($mm)
$131.00
Employees
5726
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Ticker: TSE:4676
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc.
Fuji Media Holdings, Inc. is a certified broadcast holding company in Japan. Their broadcasting business produces terrestrial and satellite (BS and CS) television broadcasts, and radio broadcasts.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5,960.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$364.28
EBIT ($mm)
$196.01
Net Income ($mm)
$127.64
Employees
7820
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,038.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.84
EBIT ($mm)
$48.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11400
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Ticker: RCSM.MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup
RCS MediaGroup is a multimedia publishing group that operates in daily newspapers, magazines and books, radio broadcasting, new media and digital TV. It is also one of the leading operators in the advertisement sales & distribution markets.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,988.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.78
EBIT ($mm)
($69.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4134
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Ticker: BME:PRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prisa
Prisa
PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese-language media group in the creation and distribution of content in the fields of culture, education, news and information, and entertainment. PRISA reaches million people through its global brands El País,LOS40, Santillana, W Radio and As.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,320.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.03
EBIT ($mm)
$132.85
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8785
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Ticker: BME:A3M
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación, S.A.
Atresmedia, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the television, radio, cinema, the Internet, and advertising businesses. The company operates 57 television channels and 31 radio stations in Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and the Southeast Asia.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,089.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$222.76
EBIT ($mm)
$207.24
Net Income ($mm)
$145.84
Employees
1960
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Ticker: ETM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corporation
Entercom Communications Corp. is a leading media and entertainment company in the U.S., reaching and engaging more than 40 million people a week through its portfolio of highly rated stations in top markets across the country.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,060.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$80.79
EBIT ($mm)
$38.31
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4781
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Ticker: OTCPK:CMLS.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cumulus Media Inc.
Cumulus Media Inc.
Cumulus Media is the largest pure-play radio broadcaster in the US with approximately 525 stations in 110 markets, a fully-distributed programming network serving more than 4,500 affiliates nationwide and SweetJack, the local deals platform that serves 200 U.S. markets.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$855.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$83.37
EBIT ($mm)
$31.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3936
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Ticker: SGX:T39
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$761.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$259.03
EBIT ($mm)
$222.38
Net Income ($mm)
$148.41
Employees
4473
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: NYSE:TSQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare Media Group
Townsquare is a diversified media, entertainment and digital marketing services company that owns and operates radio, digital and live event properties. The Company specializes in creating and distributing original entertainment, music and lifestyle content.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$507.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.45
EBIT ($mm)
$70.76
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2900
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V.
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (TMG) is one of the largest media companies in the Netherlands. Their publication brands include De Telegraaf, DFT, Telesport, Metro, Autovisie, Privé and VROUW. They also have radio and online video brands such as Sky Radio and Telegraaf VNDG.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$490.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.69
EBIT ($mm)
$7.23
Net Income ($mm)
$1.82
Employees
1484
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Ticker: EVC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entravision Communications Corporation
Entravision Communications Corporation
Entravision is a diversified global media, data and advertising technology company that reaches and engages Latino consumers in the U.S. and other markets. Entravision's portfolio includes television and radio stations, digital media properties and advertising technology platforms.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$428.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$70.60
EBIT ($mm)
$52.16
Net Income ($mm)
$37.11
Employees
1001
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Ticker: ENXTPA:NRG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NRJ Group
NRJ Group
NRJ GROUP is a leading group of French private media acting as an editor, producer, broadcaster. In France, NRJ is market leader in the private radio market through its four brands (NRJ, CHERIE FM, Nostalgie and Rire & Chansons), a significant player in the TV market.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$403.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.25
EBIT ($mm)
$26.00
Net Income ($mm)
$29.68
Employees
1750
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Ticker: KLSE:MEDIA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Media Prima Bhd
Media Prima Bhd
As Malaysia’s largest media company, Media Prima enriches millions of lives across the country every day with award- winning content. Media Prima is in the business of providing news, information and entertainment through their integrated media platforms.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$300.81
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.90)
EBIT ($mm)
($24.87)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3919
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