M&A Deal Summary

Ambassador Theatre Group Acquires Live Nation Entertainment - UK Theatrical Business

On November 2, 2009, Ambassador Theatre Group acquired media company Live Nation Entertainment - UK Theatrical Business from Live Nation for 160M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Ambassador Theatre Group’s 1st transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is Ambassador Theatre Group’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Ambassador Theatre Group’s 1st transaction in the United Kingdom.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2009-11-02
Target Live Nation Entertainment - UK Theatrical Business
Sector Media
Buyer(s) Ambassador Theatre Group
Sellers(s) Live Nation
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 160M USD

Target

Live Nation Entertainment - UK Theatrical Business

United Kingdom
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. - UK Theatrical Business includes two West End theatres, the Lyceum and Apollo Victoria, and 14 regional theatres located throughout the United Kingdom.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Ambassador Theatre Group

Woking, United Kingdom

website


Category Company
Founded 1991
Sector Consumer Services
DESCRIPTION

Ambassador Theatre Group is an owner and operator of theatres. The theatre portfolio is supported by in-house ticketing and production divisions. Ambassador Theatre Group was founded in 1991 and is based in Woking, United Kingdom.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 2
Sector (Media) 1 of 1
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 1
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2009) 1 of 1
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2023-02-14 Jujamcyn

New York, New York, United States

Jujamcyn is a broadway theatre owner and production company for champions shows that push the boundaries of Broadway and for creating uniquely welcoming experiences for audiences and artists. Jujamcyn's five Broadway theaters are the St. James, Al Hirschfeld, August Wilson, Eugene O'Neill, and Walter Kerr. Current productions include the Tony Award-winning Best Musicals Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Hadestown and The Book of Mormon, as well as the hit revival of Funny Girl and the upcoming New York, New York. Jujamcyn is based in New York, New York.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Live Nation

Beverly Hills, California, United States

website


Category Company
Founded 2005
Sector Media
Employees12,800
Revenue 16.7B USD (2022)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Live Nation's headquarters in Beverly Hills, California.
Entrance to Live Nation's headquarters in Beverly Hills, California.

Live Nation is a live entertainment company. Live Nation produces live music concerts; owns, operates, has exclusive booking rights for or has an equity interest in 148 venues, including House of Blues music venues and locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, the Hollywood Palladium, the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam and The O2 Dublin; provides ticketing sales and marketing services; and provides artist management services. Live Nation was formed in 2005 and is based in Beverly Hills, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 7
Sector (Media) 6 of 6
Type (Divestiture) 3 of 4
Country (United Kingdom) 1 of 1
Year (2009) 4 of 4
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-09-18 The Boston Opera House

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

The Boston Opera House hosts music festivals and non music related events.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-02-04 ServiCaixa SA

Barcelona, Spain

ServiCaixa SA is a ticket retailer in Spain.

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