Live Nation Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

MediaCompany

Live Nation has acquired 43 companies, including 12 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Live Nation’s largest acquisition to date was in 2006, when it acquired HOB Entertainment for $350M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2009, when it sold Live Nation Entertainment - UK Theatrical Business to The Ambassador Theatre Group for $160M. Live Nation has acquired in 10 different US states, and 15 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (80%) and leisure (7%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity50
    • M&A Buy Activity43
    • M&A Sell Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 7
  • Total Countries Invested 15
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 14
  • M&A Advisors 1

Live Nation

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.

9348 Civic Center Drive,
Beverly Hills, California 9500
United States,
(310) 867-7000
www.livenationentertainment.com

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.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (1.8/yr) # 34 5 4 - - - 43
vol $580M $580M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $160M $160M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
DG Medios 2019-12-13 - Stake Purchase
Santiago, Chile · www.dgmedios.com
Groot Hospitality 2019-10-21 - Add-on Acquisition
Miami Beach, Florida · www.groothq.com
OCESA Entretenimiento 2019-07-24 - Divestiture
, Mexico · www.ocesa.com.mx
ONE Production Pte Ltd. 2019-01-28 - Divestiture
Singapore, Singapore · www.theoneproduction.com
D.F. Entertainment S.A 2018-12-20 - Add-on Acquisition
Caba, Argentina · www.dfentertainment.com
Emporium Presents 2018-10-01 - Add-on Acquisition
Golden, Colorado · www.emporiumpresents.com
Red Mountain Entertainment 2018-06-27 - Add-on Acquisition
Birmingham, Alabama · www.redmountainentertainment.com
Complete Entertainment Resources Group, Inc. - Ticketing Assets 2018-01-12 - Divestiture
London, United Kingdom
Frank Productions, Inc. 2018-01-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Madison, Wisconsin · www.frankproductions.com
United Concerts 2017-10-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Salt Lake City, Utah · www.uconcerts.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Ticketmaster Entertainment LLC 2009-01-01 International Automated Transaction Service 2010-01-05 1
Beverly Hills, California · www.ticketmaster.com Vancouver, British Columbia · www.iatspayments.com
Ticketmaster Entertainment LLC    - TicketsNow, Inc. 2008-02-27 12
Beverly Hills, California · www.ticketmaster.com Rolling Meadows, Illinois · www.ticketsnow.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 34 (79%) 580M (100%) 6 (86%) 160M (100%)
Leisure 3 (7%) - - -
Software 2 (5%) - 1 (14%) -
Apparel/Textiles 1 (2%) - - -
Business Services 1 (2%) - - -
Consumer Services 1 (2%) - - -
Internet Software and Services 1 (2%) - - -
Total 43 $580M 7 $160M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 17 466M 6 -
  California 6 466M 2 -
  Texas 2 - - -
  Florida 2 - - -
  Virginia 1 - 1 -
  Massachusetts - - 2 -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  Utah 1 - - -
  Tennessee 1 - - -
  Colorado 1 - - -
  Alabama 1 - - -
  Kentucky - - 1 -
United Kingdom 6 114M 1 160M
Sweden 4 - - -
Australia 2 - - -
Canada 2 - - -
  Ontario 1 - - -
  Alberta 1 - - -
France 2 - - -
Spain 2 - - -
Argentina 1 - - -
Chile 1 - - -
China 1 - - -
Lithuania 1 - - -
Mexico 1 - - -
Singapore 1 - - -
South Africa 1 - - -
United Arab Emirates 1 - - -
Domestic 17 (40%) 466M (80%) 6 (86%) -
Cross-border 26 (60%) 114M (20%) 1 (14%) 160M (100%)
Total 43 $580M 7 $160M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
LionTree Advisors LLC
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 3 $580M
TOTAL $580M
Largest HOB Entertainment, Inc.
$350M (2006-07-06)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $160M
TOTAL $160M
Largest Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. - UK Theatrical Business
$160M (2009-11-02)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
9%
4 (9%)
Strategic(s)
12%
5 (12%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Strategic(s)
29%
2 (29%)

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