Endeavor Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

MediaCompany

Endeavor has acquired 13 companies, including 6 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

Endeavor’s largest acquisition to date was in 2016, when it acquired Ultimate Fighting Championship for $4.0B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold Endeavor Content to CJ ENM for $850M. Endeavor has acquired in 7 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (46%) and digital media (19%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity12
    • M&A Buy Activity11
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 9
  • M&A Advisors 2

Endeavor

Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc.

9601 Wilshire Blvd,
Beverly Hills, California 90210
United States,
(310) 285-9000
www.endeavorco.com

Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. Endeavor is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events, and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution, and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings. Endeavor is based in Beverly Hills, California.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.8/yr) # 7 2 - 1 1 - 11
vol $6.3B $250M $650M $1.2B $8.4B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - 1 - 1
vol $850M $850M
  12

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Endeavor Content 2021-11-18 850M USD Divestiture
Beverly Hills, California
OpenBet Technologies Ltd. 2021-09-27 1.2B USD Divestiture
London, United Kingdom · www.openbet.com
On Location Experiences 2020-01-02 650M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York, New York · www.nflonlocation.net
NeuLion, Inc. 2018-03-26 250M USD Add-on Acquisition
Plainview, New York · www.neulion.com
160over90 2018-01-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania · www.160over90.com
The RWSG Literary Agency (Rabineau Wachter Sanford & Gillett) 2016-08-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Los Angeles, California · www.rwsgagency.com
Ultimate Fighting Championship Ltd. (dba UFC) 2016-07-11 4.0B USD Divestiture
Las Vegas, Nevada · www.ufc.com
Professional Bull Riders, Inc. 2015-04-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Pueblo, Colorado · www.pbr.com
Artist Voice Pty Ltd. 2015-04-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Sydney, Australia · www.artistvoice.com.au
ICON Sports Management Ltd. 2015-02-19 - Add-on Acquisition
Stow, Ohio · www.iconsportsinc.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 5 (45%) 7.0B (83%) 1 (100%) 850M (100%)
Digital Media 2 (18%) 250M (3%) - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (9%) - - -
Marketing 1 (9%) - - -
Publishing 1 (9%) - - -
Software 1 (9%) 1.2B (14%) - -
Total 11 $8.4B 1 $850M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 9 7.2B 1 850M
  California 2 2.3B 1 850M
  New York 2 900M - -
  Pennsylvania 1 - - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  Nevada 1 4.0B - -
  Florida 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
Australia 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 1.2B - -
Domestic 9 (82%) 7.2B (86%) 1 (100%) 850M (100%)
Cross-border 2 (18%) 1.2B (14%) - -
Total 11 $8.4B 1 $850M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
The Raine Group LLC
1
Legal Deals
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 3 $7.5B
$100M to $1B 2 $900M
TOTAL $8.4B
Largest Ultimate Fighting Championship Ltd. (dba UFC)
$4.0B (2016-07-11)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $850M
TOTAL $850M
Largest Endeavor Content
$850M (2021-11-18)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
36%
4 (36%)
Strategic(s)
18%
2 (18%)
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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