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ChizComm Founders Out At Genius Brands Over Contract Dispute

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The founders of Chizcomm have exited Genius Brands over a contractual dispute and conflict over strategic vision. ChizComm was acquired in November of 2020 by Genius Brands, which… . . . read more

Nike Sprints Into Metaverse Licensing With RTFKT Acquisition

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The footwear behemoth Nike is expanding its footprint in the metaverse, announcing the acquisition of digital collectibles company RTFKT. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This… . . . read more

Acquisitions: Genius Brands Makes Smart Move on YFE Investment

Genius Brands just made another big move in its quest to become a major power in children and family entertainment, acquiring a major stake in Your Family Entertainment (YFE). The YFE transaction, alongside the recent… . . . read more

Mergers & Acquisitions: Major Investors Acquire Stake in Authentic Brands Group

There’s big news for one of the giants in the global licensing industry, as two major investment funds have purchased a significant stake in Authentic Brands Group. ABG says the deal with CVC Capital Partners (CVC)… . . . read more

Mergers and Acquisitions: Moonbug Acquired By Unnamed Media Company

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Huge news for the children’s animation studio Moonbug Entertainment, as the company has been acquired by a media venture run by former Disney execs Kevin Mayer and Tom… . . . read more

Not So Fast: DOJ Sues To Block Acquisition of Simon & Schuster

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The US Dept. of Justice has filed suit to block the $2.2 billion acquisition of publishing giant Simon & Schuster by Bertelsmann, the parent company of its larger… . . . read more

Genius Brands Announces “Transformational Acquisition” of WOW! Unlimited Media

Genius Brands International says it has completed the acquisition of WOW Unlimited Media in a deal the company says will create “a global animation and digital media powerhouse.” The two companies announced Oct. 27 that… . . . read more

Netflix Acquires Video Game Developer

The streaming giant Netflix is fueling its push into the video game sector with the acquisition of critically acclaimed developer Night School Studio. The move is part of a much wider strategy by Netflix to… . . . read more

Trevco Acquires Women’s Apparel Brand Suburban Riot

Trevco has announced its acquisition of premium women’s fashion brand, Suburban Riot, known for its addictive core silhouettes infused with relevant, on-trend, designs and statements. Trevco says that, since its inception, Suburban Riot has made… . . . read more

ABG Acquires Reebok From Adidas

Authentic Brands Group continues its aggressive acquisition strategy, announcing an agreement to buy the shoe brand Reebok from adidas. Adidas said Thursday it signed a deal to sell the sneaker and sportswear brand to Authentic… . . . read more