Media and Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. through Nelvana Limited to sell Toon Boom Animation Inc. to Integrated Media Company, a TPG platform, for CDN $147.5M
ZoomerMedia Limited acquired The Peak Media Collective from Taylor Scollon, Alex Blumenstein and Brett Chang for $5 million in cash and promissory notes.
Luke Krueger and Guillermo Salazar founded IrisCX secured $4.6M seed funding from Arthur Ventures, bringing total funding $6.8M with pre-seed funding and seed funding from Heron Rock Fund, Forum Ventures, Stage 2 Capital.
NorthStar Gaming secured $12.25M strategic investment from Playtech plc, in connection with proposed RTO of Baden Resources, adding to $5M raised from Torstar and $5.075M raised from subscription receipt financing.
ZoomerMedia acquired Buzz Connected Media Inc., owner and publisher of Daily Hive, from founders Karm Sumal and Manny Bahia for $16.4M comprised of cash, vendor take-back note, preferred stock, and assumption of debt.
VerSe Innovation secured US $375M additional funding from CPP Investments, following US $430M funding round in August 2021 with participation CPP Investments, Ontario Teachers', Luxor Capital, Sumeru Ventures, Sofina Group, Baillie Gifford and others.
Elliott Investment Management L.P.'s Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation and Brookfield Business Partners L.P. and its institutional partners entered into agreement to take Nielsen Holdings plc private for US $16B.
Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC acquired Haven Entertainment Studios Inc. from founders Jade Raymond, Leon O'Reilly, Pierre-François Sapinski for undisclosed amount.
Postmedia Network Canada to acquire Brunswick News Inc. from J. D. Irving, Limited for $7.5M in cash and $8.6M in 4,095,238 variable voting shares. Upon conversion, J. D. Irving could become the largest voting shareholder.
Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited backed and Moses Znaimer controlled ZoomerMedia Limited acquired Freshdaily Inc., owner and publisher of blogTO, from founder Tim Shore. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Monsters Aliens Robots Zombies (MARZ) secured $6.5M Series A led by Round13 Capital with participation from Rhino Ventures, Harlo Equity Partners, Torinit, John Cassaday, Jake Cassaday and others.
Brookfield Business Partners L.P., together with institutional partners, to acquire Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS)'s global lottery services and technology business for up to US $6.05B to be funded with US $2.6B equity
Gallea secured $1.5M pre-seed funding led by THCap with participation of Real Ventures, ACET Capital, Anges Québec, National Social Value Fund, Dispatch Ventures, Manford Technologies, private investors from Canada, USA and Shandong (China).
Penn National Gaming to acquire Score Media and Gaming, Inc. (TheScore) from John Levy family, Relay Ventures, Fengate Asset Management and other shareholders for US $2B
Sports IQ Analytics secured US $7M seed funding from Harlo Equity Partners, The Kraft Group, Velo Partners, sports team owners and gaming executives. Harlo's Justin Shulman will join Sports IQ board of directors.