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Enhanced Scrutiny a Virtual Certainty: Canadian Government to Closely Scrutinize Foreign Investments in Interactive Digital Media

JD Supra: Mergers

Canadian businesses involved in the interactive digital media sector, including video games and augmented reality, should be aware of the implications of the Investment Canada Act and the Canadian government’s recent policy statements on their efforts to attract investment from foreign investors.

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GMF Capital scoops up digital media platform Motorsport Network Media

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The post GMF Capital scoops up digital media platform Motorsport Network Media appeared first on PE Hub. The deal also includes the Motorsport Network brand name, as well as Motorsport.tv, a video platform for live and on demand streaming, and the Autosport Awards, a motorsport racing annual awards ceremony.

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Baleon-backed Avenue Z buys The Snow Agency, as PR and digital media merge

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The post Baleon-backed Avenue Z buys The Snow Agency, as PR and digital media merge appeared first on PE Hub. Related PE deals include KKR‘s growth investment in FGS Global and Broad Sky Partners' investment in Bully Pulpit Interactive.

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Get the list of private equity firms active in the digital media industry

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Once a nascent industry, digital media companies have become attractive targets for top private equity firms. The chart below shows the trend of private equity platform investments in digital media companies since 2010.

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BuzzFeed in Advanced Talks to Sell Complex, Backtracking on Digital Media Bet

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

BuzzFeed is negotiating a sale of much of Complex Networks for under $140 million, less than half of what it paid to acquire it two years ago.

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Gizmodo Is Sold to Keleops Media

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The tech website’s publisher, G/O Media, sold Gizmodo to the digital media and tech company Keleops.

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BuzzFeed Sells Complex, a Pop Culture Start-Up, for $108.6 Million

The New York Times: Mergers, Acquisitions and Dive

The digital-media company, which has plunged in value, is selling the unit to Ntwrk at a significant discount from its 2021 purchase price.