Entertainment Partners Acquired By TPG Capital

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Burbank-based Entertainment Partners , a provider of workforce management and automated production software and services for the entertainment industry, has been acquired by private equity investor TPG Capital. According to Entertainment Partners, the company will continue to be led by its existing management team, led by President and CEO Mark Goldstein. entertainment partners capital tpgcapital workforce management automation software merger acquisition hollywood content

Ticket OS Acquired By Entertainment Benefits Group

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Los Angeles-based TicketOS , a developer of a software platform that helps organizations automate the management of such entertainment assets as corporate entertainment suite inventory, entertainment and sports tickets, corporate hospitality, and other assets, has been acquired by Miami-based Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG). Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced.

The Gores Group Buys AMI Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based private equity investor The Gores Group said on Thursday afternoon that it has acquired AMI Entertainment , a maker of digital jukeboxes and video systems, which are installed in bars, restaurants, and other locations. AMI Entertainment was founded in 1909, as the National Automatic Music Co. Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. gores group entertainment jukebox video merger acquisition

Entertainment Partners Acquires Ease

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Burbank-based Enntertainment Partners , a provider of payroll an dproduction management services for the entertainment industry, and Ease Enertainment Services , a provider of technology to the industry, said Thursday that Entertainment Partners will acquire Ease. payroll accounting technology developer software hollywood acquisition merger ease partners entertainment

Global Eagle Entertainment Investment Deal Collapses

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Los Angeles-based Global Eagle Entertainment , a developer of in-flight entertainment products and provider of broadband Internet services, has called off a $416M majority investment deal from Chinese company HNA Group , after the U.S. overseas international investment china group iseego cfius acquisition merger wireless inflight entertainment eagle global

Report: DreamWorks Animation, Comcast In Acquisition Talks

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in the family entertainment business. dreamworks comcast merger acquisition rumor entertainment hollywood animated animationA report this morning from the WSJ says that Glendale-based DreamWorks Animation SKG and Comcast are in talks, where Comcast will pay more than $3 billion for DreamWorks. Comcast already owns Universal Pictures. The WSJ report cited "people familiar with the matter" in its report, which it says will put Comcast up against Walt Disney Co.

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services Buys CAPS Payroll

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services , which provides payroll and production management services and technology to the entertainment industry, said it has acquired CAPS Payroll , a provider of payroll services for the commercial production, venues, music tours, live events, unscripted television and independent film markets. cast crew entertainment technology services hollywood merger acquisition caps payroll processing

Respawn Entertainment Acquired By EA For Up To $455M

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Los Angeles-based game studio Respawn Entertainment , best known for its development of the title Titanfall, has been acquired by Electronic Arts , the two said on Thursday afternoon. Respawn Entertainment was led by Vince Zampella, and was based in Sherman Oaks. titanfall acquisition merger videogame arts electronics entertainment respawn

Sony Online Entertainment Sold To Investment Firm

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San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment , the developer of EverQuest and other massively multiplayer, online games, has been sold to investment management firm Columbus Nova , SOE said this morning. sony online entertainment everquest mmorpg videogame content studio merger acquisition

Global Eagle Entertainment Loses CEO, CFO

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Los Angeles-based Global Eagle Entertainment , which provides in-flight, satellite-based Internet services for airlines, has named a new CEO, after the loss of both its CEO and CFO on Monday. resign executive satellite wireless inflight entertainment eagle globalAccording to the company, its board has appointed Jeff Leddy as its new CEO and interim CFO. Leddy replaces Dave Davis, who has resigned both as a board director and CEO of the company on Monday, according to the company.

j2 Global Buys IGN Entertainment

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Los Angeles-based j2 Global , the provider of cloud-based business and telephony services, said today that it has acquired IGN Entertainment , the video game, entertainment, and men's lifestyle publisher, via is Ziff Davis subsidiary. The acquisition significantly bolsters j2's media properties. j2 Global said the acquisition will more than double its digital media business. publisher publishing software saas content entertainment j2global

Activision Completes $5.9B King Digital Acquisition

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Santa Monica-based Activision said this morning that it has completed its acquisition of King Digital Entertainment. activision king digital entertainment merger acquisition videogameThe deal was worth $5.9 billion, and was first announced in November. Activision paid $18.00 per share in cash for King. Activision said it expects to boost its revenues in 2016 to $6.25 billion as a result of the deal, and that it now reaches over 500 million users.

Scopely Gets $60M For Expansion, Acquisitions

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According to Scopely, the new funding will go towards strategic investments, commercial partners, and acquisitions. android game content entertainment capital venture expansion growth revolution mobile videogame scopelyLos Angeles-based mobile gaming developer Scopely has raised $60M in a new funding, the company announced on Thursday, in a round led by Revolution Growth.

Audiolife Acquired By Alliance Entertainment

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Van Nuys-based Audiolife , the startup which provided product fulfillment for the music industry and artists, has been acquired by Florida firm Alliance Entertainment. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Alliance Entertainment, Audiolife's founders will remain in Los Angeles, but the company will be moving its fulfillment operations to Shepherdsville, Kentucky. audiolife alliance entertainment merger acquisition artist hollywood musician musi

Activision Blizzard To Acquire King Digital Entertainment For $5.9 Billion

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Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard has agreed to acquire King Digital Entertainment , the developer of mobile games, including Candy Crush, in a deal worth $5.9 Activision said the acquisition will be highly complementary to its business. activisoin blizzard king digital entertainment mobile facebook game social merger acquisition international candy crush

Global Eagle Entertainment Acquires Emerging Markets Communications For $550M

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Los Angeles-based inflight entertainment, wireless, and communications systems developer Global Eagle Entertainment is acquiring satellite communications services provider Emerging Markets Communications , the two said Monday, in a deal worth $550M in cash and stock. global eagle entertainment inflight wireless merger acquisition emerging markets communications maritime shipping

Final Draft Acquired By Cast & Crew Entertainment

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Calabasas-based software developer Final Draft , which develops screenwriting software, has been acquired by Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services. Financial terms of the acquisition were not announced. The acquisition was supported by private equity investor Silver Lake Partners, which is the majority owner of Cast & Crew. writing script hollywood break bigbreak silverlake castcrew acquisition merger software screenwriter screenwriting draft final

Fisker Automotive Entertains Bids From Chinese Automakers

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Entertainment Deals Take Center Stage In LA’s Burgeoning VC Scene

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A string of big acquisitions, public offerings, and a pipeline of growing young startup companies has venture investors saying “I love L.A.” ” The recent acquisitions of Maker Studios and Oculus VR, as well as the planned public offering for TrueCar that’s finally going through, all point to a healthy investment ecosystem, but there’s still one industry that rules over… Read More.

Google partners with Sony Pictures Imageworks to launch an open source VFX render manager

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That includes the launch of its Los Angeles cloud region last year, as well as its acquisition of the Zync cloud renderer back in 2014. Sony Pictures Entertainment/Imageworks wasn’t a founding member but joined a few months after the foundation got off the ground.

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Metacloud VC On Cisco Acquisition: "Epic Exit"

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According to one of Pasadena-based Metacloud ''s venture capital backers, the acquisition of the cloud services provider by Cisco on Wednesday was an "epic exit". Vice President of Technology Operations at Ticketmaster Entertainment and Steve Curry, the former head of Yahoo''s global storage operations. metacloud venture capital merger acquisition cisco cloud private

Reflexive Entertainment Acquired By Amazon.com

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Lake Forest-based Reflexive Entertainment, a developer of computer games, has been acquired by Amazon.com, the firm's CEO, Lars Brubaker, has announced. No other details of the acquisition were announced Financial terms of the deal was not disclosed. Reflexive was founded in 1997 and develops games for the Mac, PC, and other platforms.

Jam City is setting up a Toronto shop by buying Bingo Pop from Uken Games

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The Los Angeles game development studio Jam City is setting up a shop in Toronto with the acquisition of Bingo Pop from Uken Games. “This acquisition provides Jam City with access to leading creative talent in one of the fastest growing and most exciting tech markets in the world.

Sony Online Entertainment Buys Game Studio

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San Diego-based Sony Online Entertainment announced Monday that it has acquired PoxNora, an online collectible strategy game, and other assets, from Octopi LLC. Tags: merger online game content acquisition entertainment sony studio

Hulu Entertaining At Least Five Bidders, Says Report

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Los Angeles-based video streaming site Hulu is entertaining offers from at least five different bidders, according to a report over the weekend, including one that values Hulu at between $600M to $800M. hulu streaming video merger acquisition content hollywood According to a report from AllThingsD, Yahoo made the $600M to $800M bid for Hulu, depending on the licensing terms for the content acquired with the site.

Mail.com Buys Entertainment Blog

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Los Angeles-based Mail.com Media Corporation , which operates the email service Mail.com, said today that it has acquired an entertainment focused blog, DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com. Tags: mail.com mail media merger acquisition deadlinehollywooddaily blog content email Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. DeadlineHollywoodDaily.com was founded by Nikki Finke, a former Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, and New York Magazine writer and reporter.

Activision Blizzard Gets Clearance From South Korea For King Digital Acquisition

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Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard said late Monday that it has received clearance from the South Korean Fair Trade Commission, on its deal to acquire King Digital Entertainment. activision blizzard king digital merger acquisition south korea clearance videogame mobile legalThe clearance is one of a number of clerances required on the $5.9 billion deal, which was announced in November. The companies are still waiting for clerances from the EU, among other conditions.

Crave Entertainment Acquired By New York Firm

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Newport Beach-based Crave Entertainment , a video game firm owned by Handleman Company, has been acquired by New York-based Fillpoint LLC, a provider of online distribution, fulfillment, and e-commerce services to the video game industry. Financial terms of the acquisition were not annnounced. Tags: merger video content entertainment acuqisiition games crave

Clubspeed Acquired By Private Equity Investor Nadavon

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Corona, California-based Clubspeed , which develops software used to manage go karting tracks, race tracks, trampoline parks, and family entertainment centers, has been acquired by private equity investor Nadavon Capital Partners , the two said over the weekend. Eric Novakovich, founder of Clubspeed, will become Chief Strategy Officer of the company as a part of the acquisition. clubspeed nadavon equity merger acquisition saas software business management tools entertainment cente

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Clubspeed Collects $20M

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Corona, California-based Clubspeed , a software developer which develops software used by entertainment and activity centers to manage their business, has raised $20M in a funding round, according to investor Bellwether Financial Group. clubspeed nadavon equity merger acquisition saas software business management tools entertainment center venture capital

MarketCast Acquired By Kohlberg & Company

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Los Angeles-based MarketCast , a market research company providing research services to the global entertainment industry, has been acquired by Kohlberg & Company , according to reports. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. marketcast market research entertainment hollywood content merger acquisition private equity

Cast & Crew Completes Caps Payroll Buy

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Burbank-based Cast & Crew Entertainment Services , the provider of technology and payroll, and production management services for the entertainment industry, said on Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Culver City-based CAPS Payroll. Financial details of the acquisition--which had originally been announced in June--have not been announced. cast crew caps payroll merger acquisition entertainment

SpinMedia Buys Death and Taxes

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Los Angeles-based SpinMedia said today that it has acquired Death and Taxes , an online magazine focused on indie music news, pop culture, politics, and entertainment. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. deathandtaxes spinmedia content blog magazine merger acquisition music news entertainment

Riot Games Buys Radiant

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Los Angeles-based Riot Games has acquired videogame developer Radiant Entertainment , the two companies said today. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. According to Radiant Entertainment, it will continue to work on Stonehearth, but will discontinue work on another title, Rising Thunder, and will instead start work on another game as part of Riot. stonehearth content videogame acquisition merger games riot riotgames entertainment radiant

Warner Music Group Buys Assets From Songkick

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Financial details of the acquisition were not announced. songkick warner music group merger acquisition concert discovery entertainment hollywoodBurbank-based Warner Music Group has acquired the core assets of Songkick , including its app, website, and trademark, according to the firms. Songkick had operated an online website focused on concert discovery. Warner Music Group said that Songkick will become part of WEA, its artist and label services division.