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Collectibles Licensing: Funko Acquires Pop Culture Company Mondo

By Allison Watkinson TLL Reporter The collectible giant Funko, Inc. has acquired Mondo, a pop culture company that creates iconic collectibles and products. Mondo is best known for its limited-edition vinyl records and screen-printed posters…. . . . read more

Feature Report: The Back Story of Hasbro’s Boardroom Victory Over Alta Fox

Activist Investor Says Hasbro Board Needs To Go, But The Licensing Letter’s Analysis Shows Reason for Optimism By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief Hasbro says shareholders voted by “a substantial margin” to re-elect all… . . . read more

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