Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.

9348 Civic Center Drive,
Beverly Hills, California 90210
United States,
(310) 867-7000

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. 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 Entertainment was formed in 2005 and is based in Beverly Hills, California.

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Year ≤ '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 T
Buy (2.8/yr) # 23 1 2 5 3 3 37
vol $580M $580M
Sell (0.2/yr) # 6 - - 1 - - 7
vol $160M $160M

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$350M (2006-07-06)
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Largest Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. - UK Theatrical Business
$160M (2009-11-02)

According to our data here at Mergr, Live Nation Entertainment has acquired 37 companies, including 15 in the last 5 years. A total of 4 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 7 assets.

Live Nation Entertainment’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 Entertainment has acquired in 9 different US states, and 11 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (82%) and software (6%).

When analyzing the media sector as a whole, according to Mergr, in the last 3 years, there are 353 media companies that have made at least 1 acquisition, 24 have acquired at least 5 companies, and 2 have acquired more than 10 companies. The most prolific strategic media acquirer over the past 3 years is Emerald Expositions, with 11 acquisitions. The most prolific private equity acquirer in the media sector over the past 3 years is Providence Equity Partners with 4 platform acquisitions.

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