Posts Tagged ‘media and entertainment investments’

BBC Worldwide in £121 million sell off to Private equity firm Exponent

Comments Off | 08-20-2011

BBC Worldwide and Exponent Private Equity Thursday announced that they have signed a sale and licensing agreement for the publication of titles currently published by BBC Magazines, BBC Worldwide’s consumer magazines business.
Under the terms of the deal Exponent will acquire, in full, Radio Times and a number of magazines less closely aligned to the BBC,

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Quarto Acquires Award-Winning British Book Publisher Frances Lincoln Limited

Comments Off | 08-18-2011

Quarto, one of the largest international co-edition book publishers, has acquired British book publisher Frances Lincoln Limited (FLL) for L4.5 million in cash.
FLL is well known for its award-winning children’s list and its authoritative horticultural titles. FLL has a backlist of over 1500 titles and published 150 books last year.
This acquisition more than doubles the

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Amscreen acquires the entire Sales and Marketing Operation of Digicom

Comments Off | 08-16-2011

Lord Sugar’s Amscreen, the UK’s largest nationwide Digital out of Home network owner, Monday announced that it has acquired the entire Sales and Marketing Operation of Digicom.
Digicom is the specialist Digital out of Home Sales house founded two years ago by Tom Goddard, who now becomes Deputy Chairman and Shareholder of Amscreen and will support

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Amazon Inc. acquires the UK’s Push Button Holdings Ltd

Comments Off | 08-2-2011

Pushbutton Friday announced that Amazon.com Inc. has acquired Push Button Holdings Ltd. Amazon.com, Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection.
Commenting on the acquisition, Greg Greeley, Amazon’s Vice President of European Retail, said Pushbutton has a strong reputation for delivering

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UBM plc acquires owner of the Ecobuild exhibition business from its private owners

Comments Off | 08-1-2011

UBM plc Friday announced it has acquired International Business Events Limited – owner of the Ecobuild exhibition business – from its private owners for an initial cash payment of £31 million and a further performance-based cash consideration of up to £20 million payable over the next 12 months.  UBM has

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Cineflix International sells 69-Hour Factual Package to Italian firm

Comments Off | 07-25-2011

Cineflix International has sold a package of factual content totaling some 69 hours to Mediaset, Italy’s largest commercial broadcaster, which will air the programming on factual slots on Italia 1 and the newly launched Mediaset Italia 2, beginning this month.
The investment was announced last week by Paul Heaney, President and Managing Director of Cineflix International.
The

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Aegis Group plc strengthens Aegis Media’s market position in the UK

Comments Off | 07-12-2011

Aegis Group plc, the marketing communications and market research group, announced that it has acquired an initial 75% of the share capital of MediaVest (Manchester) Ltd., the UK-based media planning and buying agency. The remaining 25% of the share capital of MediaVest (Manchester) Ltd. is subject to a put and call option arrangement exercisable from

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UBM sells its UK entertainment and technology business titles for £2.4 million

Comments Off | 06-28-2011

UBM plc Monday announced that it has signed an agreement to sell its UK entertainment and technology product portfolio to Intent Media Ltd for a total cash consideration of £2.4 million. UBM is selling the portfolio on behalf of its UBM Connect division.
The transaction is expected to complete in the next six weeks, subject to

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YuMe launches YuMe Europe with its first office in London, and the acquisition of Appealing Media

Comments Off | 06-17-2011

YuMe, the leading relevant video advertising technology company, announced the launch of YuMe Europe with its first office in London, and the acquisition of Appealing Media, the premium mobile video advertising company serving customers such as ESPN, IPC Media, Bauer Media, and Universal McCann. Already a leader in the UK market, Appealing Media brings seasoned

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Xerox Corp. acquires U.K.-based print consultancy and software solution provider, NewField IT

Comments Off | 05-28-2011

Xerox Corporation has acquired NewField IT, a U.K.-based print consultancy and software solution provider. The acquisition expands Xerox’s market-leading managed print services (MPS) portfolio that serves workplaces of any size.
Stephen Cronin, president, Global Document Outsourcing, Xerox Corporation said NewField IT’s Asset DB is a user-friendly software, which speeds up some MPS implementations by up to

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