Media and Entertainment

Beatdapp Software secures Series A financing

CPE News

Beatdapp Software secured Series A funding led by Saltagen Ventures and Jamie King with participation of Larry Fichtner and other existing investors. King will join Fichtner and founders Andrew Batey and Morgan Hayduk on Beatapp board.

Thomson Reuters acquires World Business Media (WBM)

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Thomson Reuters acquired World Business Media Limited (WBM) from Peter S. Hastie, Timothy Riddell, and others. WBM business will join Reuters News division of Thomson Reuters.

Lionsgate closes acquisition of eOne for US $500M

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Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (Lionsgate) completed acquisition of eOne from Hasbro for $500M including $375M in cash plus the assumption of production financing loans.

Perion acquires IQ backed Hivestack for US $100M

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Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ/TASE: PERI) acquired Hivestack Inc. for US $100M from François de Gaspé Beaubien, Investissement Québec (IQ), Andreas Soupliotis and other shareholders.

Better Collective to acquire Playmaker Capital for €176M

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Better Collective A/S to acquire Playmaker Capital Inc. for €176M in cash and stock from Relay Ventures, Jordan Gnat and other shareholders

EarthLabs to acquire Northern Miner from Glacier Media for $4M

CPE News

EarthLabs to acquire Northern Miner Group (TNM Group) consisting of The Northern Miner, Canadian Mining Journal and MINING.com from Glacier Media for $4M. Anthony Vaccaro will continue to lead TMN Group, operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of EarthLabs.

Bell Media to acquire OUTFRONT Media’s Canadian business for $410M

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BCE's Bell Media to acquire OUTFRONT Media's Canadian business for CDN $410M in cash.

TPG’s Integrated Media Company to acquire Toon Boom for $147.5M

CPE News

Corus Entertainment Inc. through Nelvana Limited to sell Toon Boom Animation Inc. to Integrated Media Company, a TPG platform, for CDN $147.5M

ZoomerMedia acquires Ludwig Van

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ZoomerMedia acquired Museland Media Inc., publisher of Ludwig Van, from Michael Vincent for $1.1 million, comprised of $700k cash on closing, and a $400k vendor note

ZoomerMedia acquires Peak Media Collective for $5M

CPE News

ZoomerMedia Limited acquired The Peak Media Collective from Taylor Scollon, Alex Blumenstein and Brett Chang for $5 million in cash and promissory notes.

IrisCX secures $4.6M seed financing

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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 secures $12.25M additional RTO financing

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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 acquires Buzz Connected Media/Daily Hive for $16.4M

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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.

Creative Intell secures US $3M seed financing

CPE News

Steven Ship and David Fritz's Creative Intell secured US $3M seed funding from a prominent group of music industry investors, leaders and companies.

VerSe Innovation closes US $375M new financing with CPP Investments

CPE News

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.

Evergreen/Elliott and Brookfield to acquire Nielsen for US $16B

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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 to acquire 100% of Haven Entertainment Studios

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Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC acquired Haven Entertainment Studios Inc. from founders Jade Raymond, Leon O'Reilly, Pierre-François Sapinski for undisclosed amount.

Postmedia to acquire Brunswick News from J. D. Irving for $16.1M

Ted Liu

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.

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