WildBrain Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

MediaCompany

WildBrain has acquired 8 companies, including 2 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms.

WildBrain’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Cookie Jar Entertainment for $111M. WildBrain has acquired in 2 different US states, and 3 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include media (86%) and education (15%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity7
    • M&A Buy Activity7
  • Total Sectors Invested 2
  • Total Countries Invested 3
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 1

WildBrain

WildBrain Ltd.

5657 Spring Garden Road Suite 505,
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R4
Canada,
(902) 423-0260
www.wildbrain.com

WildBrain is a international family entertainment rights creation and management company with three-award-winning production facilities, worldwide distribution and a global consumer products business. WildBrain was founded in 2004 and is based in Halifax, Canada.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 7 - - - - - 7
vol $190M $190M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  7

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Peanuts Worldwide LLC 2017-05-10 - Divestiture
New York, New York · www.peanuts.com
Iconix Brand Group, Inc. - Strawberry Shortcake 2017-05-10 - Divestiture
New York, New York
Nerd Corps Entertainment, Inc. 2014-12-03 57M USD Add-on Acquisition
Vancouver, British Columbia · www.nerdcorps.com
Bell Media - Television Channels 2013-11-28 - Divestiture
, Ontario
Ragdoll Worldwide Ltd. 2013-09-16 22M CAD Divestiture
, United Kingdom
Cookie Jar Entertainment, Inc. 2012-08-20 111M USD Add-on Acquisition
Toronto, Ontario · www.thecookiejarcompany.com
WildBrain Entertainment, Inc. 2010-09-14 - Add-on Acquisition
Sherman Oaks, California · www.wildbrain.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Media 6 (86%) 79M (41%) - -
Education 1 (14%) 111M (59%) - -
Total 7 $190M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
Canada 3 168M - -
  Ontario 2 111M - -
  British Columbia 1 57M - -
United States 3 - - -
  New York 2 - - -
  California 1 - - -
United Kingdom 1 22M - -
Domestic 3 (43%) 168M (89%) - -
Cross-border 4 (57%) 22M (11%) - -
Total 7 $190M - -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Canaccord Genuity Corp.
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $111M
< $100M 2 $79M
TOTAL $190M
Largest Cookie Jar Entertainment, Inc.
$111M (2012-08-20)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
14%
1 (14%)
Strategic(s)
57%
4 (57%)

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