M&A Deal Summary

Live Nation Acquires Ticketmaster Entertainment

On January 1, 2009, Live Nation acquired consumer services company Ticketmaster Entertainment from IAC

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Live Nation’s 1st transaction in the Consumer Services sector.
  • This is Live Nation’s 5th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Live Nation’s 2nd transaction in California.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2009-01-01
Target Ticketmaster Entertainment
Sector Consumer Services
Buyer(s) Live Nation
Sellers(s) IAC
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition

Target

Ticketmaster Entertainment

Beverly Hills, California, United States
website
Ticketmaster Entertainment, LLC is an event ticketing, live entertainment, and eCommerce company in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

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 14 of 43
Sector (Consumer Services) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 14 of 36
State (California) 2 of 6
Country (United States) 5 of 17
Year (2009) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-07-07 Main Square Festiva SAS

Roubaix, France

Main Square Festiva SAS is an owns and operator of entertainment services.

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FOLLOWING 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.

Sell -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

IAC

New York, New York, United States

website


Category Company
Sector Digital Media
Employees8,200
Revenue 3.7B USD (2021)
DESCRIPTION

IAC is a media and Internet company focused in the core areas of search, applications, online dating, local and media. IAC's network of sites have over a billion total monthly visits in more than 100 countries. The company is headquartered in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City with business operations and satellite offices around the world. IAC is based in New York, New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 20
Sector (Consumer Services) 1 of 1
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 1 of 3
State (California) 2 of 5
Country (United States) 7 of 19
Year (2009) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-08-21 HSN

St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

HSN, Inc. is an interactive multi-channel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise and operates two business segments, HSN and Cornerstone. HSN, Inc. offers an innovative, differentiated retail experience on TV, online, via mobile, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2009-01-23 ReserveAmerica

Ballston Spa, New York, United States

ReserveAmerica, Inc. is a provider of campground management tools to government and private campground operators offering clients comprehensive reservation systems including: website development, dedicated call-center services, database management tools, local campground management software, and turn-key marketing services.

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