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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Syndicate, acquired Sneak Attack Media

synopsis: The Syndicate has announced the acquisition of digital marketing and creative services company, Sneak Attack Media. Sneak Attack is dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
buyer: The Syndicate
Founded in 1998, The Syndicate is a boutique entertainment marketing agency with a nimble, smart, and innovative team. They are experts in music, comedy, and pop culture. "
target: Sneak Attack Media
Sneak Attack Media is a boutique digital marketing and creative services company based in New York City. Since its inception in 2006, Sneak Attack has been dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universal Music Group, Inc., will acquire Ingrooves Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group, a world leader in music-based entertainment has agreed to acquire Ingrooves. Ingrooves is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. They provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with analytics, management services and marketing solutions.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. "
target: 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.
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, Inc., acquired Fame House, LLC

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced the acquisition of Fame House, an award-winning, innovative digital marketing agency whose clients include artists, brands and festivals including Eminem, Pearl Jam, Mitchell & Ness and Electric Zoo.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide. "
target parent: SFX Entertainment, Inc.
target: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is an award-winning global agency with a modern approach to direct-to-fan digital marketing and merchandising. They build, manage, and activate online fan bases through a comprehensive service offering. They work with artisits, labels, events and brands to implement digitial marketing.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Fame House, LLC

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC), has signed an agreement to purchase a startup company Fame House, a leading digital marketing agency specializing in the music and entertainment industry.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is a digital marketing company that takes “digital” off of the plate of the manager, artist, label, and brand. They run online marketing campaigns all day – every day – and manage digital operations for top-level artists and entertainment companies.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Brown Printing Company, acquired Nellymoser, Inc.

synopsis: Brown Printing Company announced the acquisition of Nellymoser, Inc., a mobile marketing and technology company. Nellymoser is a pioneer in rich media delivery, offering a mobile companion application platform with self-service tools and packaged print-to-digital solutions, which are deployed by their customers as cross media campaigns.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Brown Printing Company
Brown Printing Company proudly serves America’s premier magazine publishers and catalogers with premedia, printing, distribution and integrated digital solutions. Its portfolio includes special interest publications, consumer publications, business-to-business publications, catalogs, and inserts. "
target parent: SoftBank Capital
target: Nellymoser, Inc.
Nellymoser, Inc., a mobile marketing and technology company creates mobile companion apps and cross-media campaigns, triggered using smartphones. The result is instant multimedia, interactive and up-to-date content designed to deliver consumer engagement, foster brand loyalty and drive revenue.
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closed 1/20/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Creative Artists Agency, acquired Tandem Entertainment

synopsis: CAA is expanding its digital media partnerships and branded content with the acquisition of Tandem, an entertainment marketing agency that connects different brands to the world of entertainment through innovative story-telling, and the development of partnerships, endorsements, and licensing deals.
buyer: Creative Artists Agency
Leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) represents many of the most successful and innovative professionals working in film, television, music, video games, theatre, and digital content, and provides a range of marketing and consulting services to corporate clients. "
target: Tandem Entertainment
Tandem Entertainment is an entertainment marketing agency that connects brands to the world of entertainment. They create innovative story-telling, they develop & execute co-branded promotional partnerships, endorsements, licensing deals & creative strategy for film studios, and more.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Team Whistle, acquired Tiny Horse

synopsis: Team Whistle, a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game, has acquired Tiny Horse, a marketing services firm focused on over-the-top streamers, TV networks, producers and advertisers. Tiny Horse produces long- and short-form original content with brands, production partners, and platforms.
buyer: Team Whistle
Team Whistle is a global media company that’s changing the sports and entertainment game. Team Whistle creates and distributes engaging content experiences for today’s audiences. Their premium shows are available on the social, audio and streaming platforms that matter most. "
target: Tiny Horse
Tiny Horse is a marketing services firm focused on over-the-top streamers, TV networks, producers and advertisers. Tiny Horse amplifies brands through strategy, media, and creative services. They produce long- and short-form original content with brands, production partners, and platforms.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 3/12/2010 via Capital IQ

HMV Media Group, acquired MAMA Group plc

synopsis: Music, books and games retailer HMV has Acquired live music partner MAMA, trumping an offer from its biggest shareholder investment group SMS Finance.
buyer: HMV Media Group
HMV Group combines two powerful retail brands which are leaders in their respective fields, and where people who work in the businesses are passionate about what they do. They operate from approximately 723 stores in 7 different countries. "
target: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines.
price ($mm)[EV]
$63 [$55]*
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$61
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$2
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1.0x
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25.9x
closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Emporium Presents

synopsis: Live Nation announced that the company has acquired a majority stake of Emporium Presents, an independent concert promotion agency. Emporium Presents was founded in 2015 by Dan Steinberg and Jason Zink. 
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Emporium Presents
Founded in 2015, Emporium Presents is a concert promotion company promoting artists and tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company promotes over 400 shows a year and lists various big-name artists.
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closed 6/19/2013 via Company Press Release

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG acquired Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH. Wizard Promotions has worked with different artists from a range of different business areas, promoting the live performances of artists such as U2, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Adele, Lady Gaga, Zucchero, Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Ag, an integrated entertainment content company, engages in the production and staging of tours and concerts in Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Live Touring and Entertainment services. "
target: Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH
The Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH has worked with different artists from a range of different business areas since January 2004, promoting the live performances of artists such as U2, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Adele, Lady Gaga, Zucchero, Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
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closed 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

You & Mr Jones, acquired Mobkoi

synopsis: You & Mr Jones, the world’s first Brandtech group, has acquired Mobkoi. Mobkoi helps advertisers create mobile ad campaigns with an emphasis on mobile video by offering access to premium mobile inventory, a suite of full-screen creatives and analytic tools. Their clients include Bally, Bentley, Canon, Maserati, Montblanc, Mulberry and Nespresso.
buyer: You & Mr Jones
You & Mr Jones is the world’s first Brandtech group, a global marketplace for content creation and distribution that will use technology to help businesses to build brands better, faster & cheaper. "
target: Mobkoi
Mobkoi helps advertisers create mobile ad campaigns with an emphasis on mobile video by offering access to premium mobile inventory, a suite of full-screen creatives and analytic tools. Among its client list are Bally, Bentley, Canon, GE, Maserati, Montblanc, Mulberry and Nespresso.
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announced 12/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Publicitas AG, will acquire Publicitas AG

synopsis: Aurelius is to sell its subsidiary Publicitas, a leading advertising marketer whose head offices are located in Zurich, Switzerland, to its existing management team headed by CEO Joerg Nuernberg and CFO Dr. Carsten Brinkmeier. Publicitas has a cross-media portfolio of over 8,000 promotional offerings in Switzerland and abroad.
buyer: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is the world’s leading international media and advertising company operating in more than 25 major markets. Equipped with the latest technologies, powerful data and research capabilities, Publicitas provides advertising solutions through the most valued, targeted and effective media. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is the world’s leading international media and advertising company operating in more than 25 major markets. Equipped with the latest technologies, powerful data and research capabilities, Publicitas provides advertising solutions through the most valued, targeted and effective media.
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announced 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Aurelius AG, will acquire Publicitas AG

synopsis: The Aurelius Group is set to acquire Publicitas, an international advertising marketing agency based in Switzerland. Publicitas is a subsidiary of the listed Switzerland-based PubliGroupe, a leading provider of marketing and media sales services with its registered office in Switzerland and an international presence in selected markets.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
The Aurelius Group specializes in acquiring companies with development potential and providing them with operational support. With respect to the acquisition of subsidiaries, AURELIUS strives to identify, analyze, develop and exploit all available opportunities in the market. "
target parent: PubliGroupe S.A.
target: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is a leading international media service company and represented worldwide in over 20 countries. The company represents international media owners in local markets and offers advertising customers direct access to the most prestigious media in more than 100 countries.
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closed 2/14/2013 via PR Web

AlphaBird, Inc, acquired Volt Media

synopsis: Alphabird, a leading global digital publishing solutions company headquartered in San Francisco, announced the acquisition of Volt Media, one of the largest independent premium video advertising and technology companies in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: AlphaBird, Inc
Alphabird is a vertically integrated digital marketing company. Alphabird's suite of publisher solutions enables web and mobile publishers to manage and optimize their audience development, content, data and monetization initiatives. "
target: Volt Media
Volt Media is one of the largest independent premium video and technology companies in Australia and New Zealand. Partnering with a number of leading creative, technology and data partners they are able to provide advertisers with the necessary tools to reach, engage and persuade audiences.
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closed 11/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Buy Real Marketing, acquired SpringVid

synopsis: Buy Real Marketing, a provider of web business applications and social media marketing solutions, has acquired SpringVid, Inc., a US-based video search engine optimization service. SpringVid ranks specific keywords that want to be searched for, builds backlinks from their partner networks and provides real targeted views for their client's videos.
buyer: Buy Real Marketing
Buy Real Marketing is a world provider of web 2.0 business applications and social media services. Among the services they offer are Twitter followers, YouTube and Vimeo views, Tumblr followers, SoundCloud plays and Pinterest followers. "
target: SpringVid
SpringVid Inc. provides video marketing and keyword optimization services. They rank specific keywords that want to be searched for, build backlinks from their partner networks and provide real targeted views for their client's videos.
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closed 11/29/2011 via PR Newswire

AdGenesis LLC merged with TVGenesis,

synopsis: Two leading online video advertising and content distributors, AdGenesis and TVGenesis, announced they have merged to form Genesis Media, a full-spectrum online video distribution and targeting platform. Genesis Media will enable advertisers to target their desired consumers through the industry's first cost-per-verified-view broadcast model.
buyer: TVGenesis
TVGenesis is a curated digital broadcast platform, engaging audiences across premium lifestyle channels. The TVG Network includes: Fashion and Entertainment, Healthy Living, Food and Drink, Sports, Gaming, and custom programming channels. "
target: AdGenesis LLC
AdGenesis is a web and mobile-based brand matchmaking service that uses video to connect brands with highly targeted consumers, thereby driving order of magnitude increases in advertiser ROI and consumer engagement. AdGenesis works for consumers, finding them the brands they want and need.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

ReKTGlobal, acquired Fearless Media

synopsis: RektGlobal, a global esports organization, has acquired Fearless Media, a digital marketing agency specializing in entertainment, retail, education, and technology. Fearless develops marketing strategies that drive revenue for their client's business. The agency has worked on campaigns for Redbox, Fortnite, Breaking Bad, The Assemblage, and more.
buyer: ReKTGlobal
ReKTGlobal is a global esports organization that bridges the gap between traditional sports and esports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem. It is also the parent company of professional esports organization Rogue, marketing services company Greenlit Content and online Influencer DRLUPO. "
target: Fearless Media
Fearless Media is a digital marketing agency specializing in entertainment, retail, education, and technology. Fearless develops marketing strategies that drive revenue for their client's business. The agency has worked on campaigns for Redbox, Fortnite, Breaking Bad, The Assemblage, and more.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BusinessWire

ORIX Capital Partners LLC, acquired Optimad

synopsis: ORIX Capital Partners (OCP), an operationally-focused middle-market private equity team, has acquired a majority stake in Optimad Media LLC, a leading tech-enabled performance marketing solutions provider. Optimad serves customers across the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Film & Entertainment (F&E) segments.
buyer parent: ORIX Corporation
buyer: ORIX Capital Partners LLC
ORIX Capital Partners makes direct control private equity investments that support growth and performance among established middle-market companies throughout North America. The team’s expertise spans industries including industrials, infrastructure services, transportation and business services. "
target: Optimad
Optimad is a leading tech-enabled performance marketing solutions provider. Optimad serves customers across the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Film & Entertainment (F&E) segments. They create highly personalized moments to help their clients to increase engagement, in-store conversion and more.
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closed 5/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Fullscreen, Inc., acquired McBeard

synopsis: Global media company Fullscreen, Inc. announced the acquisition of McBeard, a social media studio. With a growing team of more than 100 full-time copywriters, designers and strategists, the Los Angeles-based McBeard creates custom social media content on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest and Snapchat for clients.
buyer parent: The Chernin Group
buyer: Fullscreen, Inc.
Fullscreen is a global youth media company that develops online creators and programs multi-platform entertainment experiences. 450 million subscribers generate more than 4 billion video views across Fullscreen’s global network each month. "
target: McBeard
McBeard is a social media studio that creates the daily content that great brands share. They lead creative online campaigns for clients like Coca-Cola, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Mary Kay, NBC Universal, Warner Bros., Mattel, Netflix, AT&T and more.
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closed 2/10/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Extreme Reach, Inc, purchased TV Business from Digital Generation, Inc.

synopsis: Extreme Reach, Inc., a leading video platform for integrated TV, online and mobile advertising, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the TV business of Digital Generation, Inc. DGIT’s TV-centric business units, (collectively called Video Fusion) including DG’s broadcast distribution and production services businesses.
buyer: Extreme Reach, Inc
Extreme Reach offers a video platform supporting both TV ad delivery and Web in-stream ad serving solutions. Its video ad platform unifies video campaigns by simplifying the management, distribution, serving and tracking of video advertising across TV, web, out-of-home and mobile. "
seller: Digital Generation, Inc. (DGIT:$385.72)
Digital Generation'’s TV-centric business units, (collectively called Video Fusion) including DG’s broadcast distribution and production services businesses. Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$485 [$824]
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$386
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$103
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8.0x
closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Syndicate, acquired Sneak Attack Media

synopsis: The Syndicate has announced the acquisition of digital marketing and creative services company, Sneak Attack Media. Sneak Attack is dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
buyer: The Syndicate
Founded in 1998, The Syndicate is a boutique entertainment marketing agency with a nimble, smart, and innovative team. They are experts in music, comedy, and pop culture. "
target: Sneak Attack Media
Sneak Attack Media is a boutique digital marketing and creative services company based in New York City. Since its inception in 2006, Sneak Attack has been dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Syndicate, acquired Sneak Attack Media

synopsis: The Syndicate has announced the acquisition of digital marketing and creative services company, Sneak Attack Media. Sneak Attack is dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
buyer: The Syndicate
Founded in 1998, The Syndicate is a boutique entertainment marketing agency with a nimble, smart, and innovative team. They are experts in music, comedy, and pop culture. "
target: Sneak Attack Media
Sneak Attack Media is a boutique digital marketing and creative services company based in New York City. Since its inception in 2006, Sneak Attack has been dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Syndicate, acquired Sneak Attack Media

synopsis: The Syndicate has announced the acquisition of digital marketing and creative services company, Sneak Attack Media. Sneak Attack is dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
buyer: The Syndicate
Founded in 1998, The Syndicate is a boutique entertainment marketing agency with a nimble, smart, and innovative team. They are experts in music, comedy, and pop culture. "
target: Sneak Attack Media
Sneak Attack Media is a boutique digital marketing and creative services company based in New York City. Since its inception in 2006, Sneak Attack has been dedicated to promoting music as well as lifestyle brands through unique strategies that extend beyond traditional promotion.
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closed 3/12/2010 via Capital IQ

HMV Media Group, acquired MAMA Group plc

synopsis: Music, books and games retailer HMV has Acquired live music partner MAMA, trumping an offer from its biggest shareholder investment group SMS Finance.
buyer: HMV Media Group
HMV Group combines two powerful retail brands which are leaders in their respective fields, and where people who work in the businesses are passionate about what they do. They operate from approximately 723 stores in 7 different countries. "
target: MAMA Group plc
MAMA Group Plc is a public company focussed on music and media businesses. The Group is comprised of three divisions: Live Music; Artist Services; and Consumer, which includes The Fly, one of the UK's widest distributed music magazines.
price ($mm)[EV]
$63 [$55]*
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$61
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$2
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25.9x
closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc., acquired Emporium Presents

synopsis: Live Nation announced that the company has acquired a majority stake of Emporium Presents, an independent concert promotion agency. Emporium Presents was founded in 2015 by Dan Steinberg and Jason Zink. 
buyer: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. The Concerts segment promotes live music events and produces music festivals and creates associated content. "
target: Emporium Presents
Founded in 2015, Emporium Presents is a concert promotion company promoting artists and tours throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company promotes over 400 shows a year and lists various big-name artists.
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closed 6/19/2013 via Company Press Release

DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG, acquired Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH

synopsis: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG acquired Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH. Wizard Promotions has worked with different artists from a range of different business areas, promoting the live performances of artists such as U2, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Adele, Lady Gaga, Zucchero, Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
buyer: DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (XTRA:ERMK:$226.23)
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment Ag, an integrated entertainment content company, engages in the production and staging of tours and concerts in Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Live Touring and Entertainment services. "
target: Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH
The Wizard Promotions Konzertagentur GmbH has worked with different artists from a range of different business areas since January 2004, promoting the live performances of artists such as U2, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Adele, Lady Gaga, Zucchero, Bon Jovi, Sting, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne and Metallica.
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announced 5/28/2021 via PR Newswire

LivexLive Media, will acquire Gramophone Media, Inc.

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast/vodcast content, will acquire Gramophone Media, Inc., an artist and brand development company that comprises boutique agencies specializing in PR, music and technology, strategic marketing, brand positioning, graphic design, and social media management.
buyer: LivexLive Media (OTCPK:LIVX:$65.23)
LiveXLive is a platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture. LiveXLive is the go-to partner for the world's top artists and celebrity voices as well as music festivals and concerts, including Rock in Rio, EDC Las Vegas, and many others. "
target: Gramophone Media, Inc.
Gramophone Media, Inc. is an artist and brand development company that comprises boutique agencies specializing in PR, music and technology, A&R (artists and repertoire), strategic marketing, brand positioning, graphic design, and social media management.
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cancelled 10/20/2020 via GlobeNewswire

AB International Group Corporation, cancelled an acquisition of MusicPromoToday

synopsis: AB International, an IP and movie investment and licensing firm based in Hong Kong, has cancelled the acquisition of MusicPromoToday, a music marketing and promotion agency. MusicPromoToday goes beyond digital marketing and fuels every fully customized marketing strategy with insights and data that bring precise and measurable results.
buyer: AB International Group Corporation
Hong Kong-based AB International Group Corp. is an intellectual property (IP) and movie investment and licensing firm, focused on acquisitions and the development of various intellectual properties. "
target: MusicPromoToday
MusicPromoToday is one of the most efficient music marketing and promotion agencies in North America with over a decade of experience. MusicPromoToday builds promotional campaigns for artists and labels to grow their audience, engage with their fans, and reach new milestones.
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

PA Consulting Group, Inc., acquired Astro Studios

synopsis: Astro Studios, a leading San Francisco design firm for 26 years, has sold to the London-based PA Consulting. Astro Studios defines and inspires popular culture. They create brands and design products and pursue the unexpected.
buyer parent: Tetra Tech, Inc.
buyer: PA Consulting Group, Inc.
PA Consulting Group is a leading management and IT consulting and technology firm in the UK. PA Consulting Group operates globally in more than 30 countries and transform the performance of major organisations in both the private and public sectors. "
target: Astro Studios
Astro Studios defines and inspires popular culture. They create brands and design products and pursue the unexpected. Astro lives in the heart of San Francisco's SoMa district and on the fringe of Silicon Valley.
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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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announced 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

The Thread Shop, will purchase Music Merchandise Division from The Araca Group

synopsis: The Thread Shop, the merchandising division of Sony Music Entertainment, will acquire the music merchandise division of The Araca Group, a full-service theatrical production and entertainment merchandising company. Araca’s music merchandising roster includes a range of contemporary and iconic music artists such as Led Zeppelin, P!NK, and more.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: The Thread Shop
The Thread Shop is a leading music merchandising company. The Thread Shop designs, manufactures and markets fashionable and functional merchandise and lifestyle goods that reflect the vision and aesthetic of its artist and brand partners. "
seller: The Araca Group
The Araca Group is a full-service theatrical production and entertainment merchandising company. Araca produces theatrical content for audiences throughout the world. Their merchandising business works closely with theatre, film, and television studio partners to galvanize their brands.
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announced 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universal Music Group, Inc., will acquire Ingrooves Music Group

synopsis: Universal Music Group, a world leader in music-based entertainment has agreed to acquire Ingrooves. Ingrooves is a leader in the independent music distribution and marketing industry. They provide independent labels, established artists and other content owners with analytics, management services and marketing solutions.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. "
target: 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.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, has acquired Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited from the Cutting Edge Group. CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$512.20)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target parent: Cutting Edge Music Holdings Limited
target: Cord Worldwide Limited and Laced Music Limited
Established in 2009, CORD is a music agency working in branding and advertising. CORD’s services include music strategy, supervision, composition, sonic branding and talent management. Established in 2015, Laced is a music services company and record label working within the video games industry.
price ($mm)
$6.34
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
6.7x
closed 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

UG Strategies, acquired Magnum PR Corp.

synopsis: Multi-platform entertainment marketing firm UG Strategies announced the acquisition of Magnum PR, a New York-based publicity, events, and artist development agency. Through two decades of groundbreaking online, print, and multimedia campaigns, Magnum PR has built an international roster of the most pivotal talents in pop culture.
buyer: UG Strategies
Founded in 2003, UG Strategies (UGS) is a creative entertainment marketing agency based in New York City and Los Angeles. UGS serves brand clients in the music, film, television, fashion, technology, and consumer products industries, across multiple experiential and digital engagement platforms. "
target: Magnum PR Corp.
Magnum P.R. is a boutique PR company based in NY with 25 years of experience in electronic, dance, and indie music. The firm expanded from focusing on electronic music to representing rock and roll groups, breaking new artists of all genres, and working with international brands and festivals.
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Universal Music Group, Inc., acquired Fame House, LLC

synopsis: Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced the acquisition of Fame House, an award-winning, innovative digital marketing agency whose clients include artists, brands and festivals including Eminem, Pearl Jam, Mitchell & Ness and Electric Zoo.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Universal Music Group, Inc.
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry's premier music publishing operations worldwide. "
target parent: SFX Entertainment, Inc.
target: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is an award-winning global agency with a modern approach to direct-to-fan digital marketing and merchandising. They build, manage, and activate online fan bases through a comprehensive service offering. They work with artisits, labels, events and brands to implement digitial marketing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.00 [$1.40]
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announced 8/5/2014 via Market Wire

Delivery Agent, Inc., will acquire Musictoday, LLC

synopsis: Delivery Agent, Inc., the market leader in turning viewers into customers for more than 350 of the world's leading global brands, announced it has reached a definitive agreement with Live Nation Entertainment, to acquire Musictoday, a merchandise distribution company that fulfills merchandise orders for hundreds of recording artists.
buyer: Delivery Agent, Inc.
Delivery Agent is the market leader in turning TV viewers into revenue generating customers for the world's largest brands and media companies. Delivery Agent's technology allows viewers to engage with and transact directly from television through web, mobile, and advanced television applications. "
target parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
target: Musictoday, LLC
Musictoday are industry leaders in direct-to-fan ecommerce. With more than 15 years under their belts in creating sales and marketing solutions for brands, artists, labels, festivals and merchandisers. Their 150 person team is based in Crozet, Virginia.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

SFX Entertainment, Inc., will acquire Fame House, LLC

synopsis: SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live events and entertainment content focused exclusively on electronic music culture (EMC), has signed an agreement to purchase a startup company Fame House, a leading digital marketing agency specializing in the music and entertainment industry.
buyer: SFX Entertainment, Inc. (SFXE:$402.42)
SFX Entertainment Inc. is a leading electronic dance music platform. Established in 2012 by Robert F.X. Sillerman, SFX operates live events, festivals and nightclubs in North America. "
target: Fame House, LLC
Fame House is a digital marketing company that takes “digital” off of the plate of the manager, artist, label, and brand. They run online marketing campaigns all day – every day – and manage digital operations for top-level artists and entertainment companies.
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closed 4/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

Big Sky Media Nashville LLC, acquired Way Out West Records

synopsis: Big Sky Media Nashville LLC has acquired independent label Way Out West Records, which is helmed by Nashville Music Row veteran Clif Doyal. Also in the deal are Doyal’s related artist service companies including management and booking firm the Clif Doyal Agency, publicity/marketing arm CDA Promotions-Nashville, and Parrot Picks Publishing Group.
buyer: Big Sky Media Nashville LLC
Big Sky Media Nashville LLC through its subsidiaries, offers artist and label management, booking, and marketing or publicity services. "
target: Way Out West Records
Way Out West Records Nashville is an independent label founded on the principals of nurturing creativity and artistry through long-term development, booking and marketing strategies.
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closed 7/10/2012 via PR Newswire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired SPIN Media LLC

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, one of the fastest growing digital media companies, has acquired SPIN Media LLC, an iconic brand and pioneer in music journalism for more than 25 years—extending BUZZMEDIA's commitment to providing the most insightful and authentic coverage of music and culture.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach, with more than 120 million monthly unique visitors and one in four millennials in the U.S. every month. BUZZMEDIA publishes more than 40 authoritative brands whose voices define categories and culture. "
target parent: The McEvoy Group
target: SPIN Media LLC
SPIN Media LLC provides an all-access pass to music culture via a portfolio of award-winning print and digital properties. The company's offerings include SPIN Magazine, SPIN.com, The SPIN Play app, as well as an events business. SPIN is based in New York, NY.
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closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, Inc., acquired Michael Coppel Presents

synopsis: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. announced the acquisition of Michael Coppel Presents, one of the leading promoters in Australia and New Zealand. Michael Coppel is one of the most prominent and active concert promoters in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Live Nation, Inc. (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and ecommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. "
target: Michael Coppel Presents
Michael Coppel is one of the most prominent and active concert promoters in Australia and New Zealand. He promotes several hundred shows per year and sells up to 1.7 million tickets annually to concerts including artists such as U2, Pink, Metallica, Lady Gaga, and more.
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announced 7/31/2006 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, will acquire Musictoday, LLC

synopsis: Live Nation a leading live event and venue management company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Musictoday, a world leader in connecting artists directly to their fans through online fan clubs, artist e-commerce and fulfillment, VIP packaging and artist fan club and secondary market ticketing.
buyer: Live Nation (LYV:$6,268.45)
Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts. "
target: Musictoday, LLC
Founded in 2000 by Coran Capshaw, Musictoday was born out of the need to create direct artist-to-fan e-commerce tools for artists he managed. In a very short time, Musictoday's roster has grown to over 500 clients, including Dave Matthews Band, the Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, and etc.
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closed 11/4/2016 via PR Newswire

ReverbNation, acquired Audiokite

synopsis: ReverbNation announced that they have acquired Audiokite, a company whose research platform enables musicians to have their music reviewed by some of the world's most ardent music fans. The acquisition of Audiokite will allow ReverbNation to strengthen the relationship between its Curation-at-scale capabilities and its artist-to-fan initiatives.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the global leader in empowering independent Artists to advance their careers. With the company's Artist Development group along with its industry-leading talent identification capability, ReverbNation is positioned to play a pivotal role in the next generation of successful Artists. "
target: Audiokite
Built in 2014 by Alex Jae Mitchell and Dave Marcello, Audiokite research has verified more than 10,000 high-quality reviewers – music superfans in the U.S. - who have answered over 500,000 surveys on behalf of thousands of musicians and labels from all over the world.
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