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Universal Music Centralizes Rosters for Bravado and Epic Rights

Bravado, Universal Music Group has announced the centralization of both Bravado and Epic Rights licensing rosters. Bravado acquired Epic Rights in 2019 and the new structure includes the expanded purview of Epic Rights’ SVP Global… . . . read more

Licensing Partnerships: LMCA and Stobbs Form Joint Venture in Europe

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The brand licensing agency LMCA is expanding into Europe in an innovative partnership with the IP law firm Stobbs. The new partners say their collaboration will offer clients in… . . . read more

Acquisitions: Hasbro Brings D&D Beyond Into Its Corporate Dungeon

Purchase of D&D Beyond to Add Nearly 10 Million Players to Digital Tabletop Ecosystem—The Fastest-Growing Dungeons & Dragons Category Hasbro says it is acquiring D&D Beyond, the leading digital toolset and game companion for the… . . . read more

CAA Completes Takeover of CAA-Global Brands Group

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) says it has completed its takeover of CAA-GBG Global Brand Management Group. CAA-GBG was originally created as a joint operation between CAA and holding company Global Brands Group in 2016. The two… . . . read more

Netflix To Acquire Stranger Things’ Developer Next Games

Netflix is making another big move in the gaming space, signing an agreement to acquire Finnish developer Next Games. Under the terms of the agreement, Netflix will commence a tender offer to acquire all of… . . . read more

Iconix Brand Group Consolidates Ownership of Subsidiaries

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief The brand management company Iconix Brand Group has completed its acquisition of the remaining interests in its regional subsidiaries Those include Iconix MENA Limited, Iconix Europe LLC and Iconix SE… . . . read more

Mergers & Acquisitions: Sony Acquires Bungie As Video Gaming Land Rush Continues

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Sony Interactive Entertainment has agreed to acquire Bungie for $3.6 billion, as gaming conglomerates continue to gobble up indie developers. Bungie is certainly among the most successful game… . . . read more

Take Two Acquires Zynga for $12.7B To Create Video Gaming Giant

Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Almost buried under the flurry of news about Microsoft’s landmark acquisition of Activision Blizzard, Take Two’s merger with Zynga is also a key moment for the video gaming industry…. . . . read more

Metaverse Licensing: Microsoft Makes a Big Move With Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Microsoft says building the metaverse is a big reason it acquired gaming company Activision Blizzard this week for $68.7 billion. While Microsoft says gaming is also very important… . . . read more

Licensed Fashion Giant Erve Group Sets Up UK Subsidiary

The global fashion powerhouse Erve Group has expanded in the UK with the launch of a new, locally based company. Called Erve UK & Ireland, the new subsidiary brings more than 35 years of licensing… . . . read more


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