All Transactions

NEP

NEP MESA acted as exclusive advisor to NEP, the leading global provider of mobile teleproduction services critical to the delivery of live sports and entertainment events.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

NEP, "NEP to Acquire Mediatec: Uniting Two Leading Service Providers in the Broadcast and Live Events Industries"

MADE

MADE MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to MADE, an emerging fashion media company, in its sale to IMG.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

The New York Times, "For Fashion Week This Fall: Location, Location, Location"

WWD, "Changes at NYFW: IMG to Buy Made, Change Name"

Fashionista, "IMG to Acquire Made Fashion Week"

 

 

Spirit Music Group

Spirit Music Group MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Spirit Music Group in its securing of a $50M investment from Fortress Investment Group.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

Billboard, "Spirit Music Group Nabs $50M in Funding"

MusicWeek, "Spirit Music Group Obtains $50M Investment"

FanDuel

FanDuel MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to FanDuel in its securing of a $70M Series D preferred stock capital raise.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

Variety, "NBC Sports Takes Stake in Fantasy-Sports Startup FanDuel as Part of $70 Million Round"

The Wall Street Journal, "FanDuel Raises $70 Million as Daily Fantasy Sports Battle Heats Up"

The New York Times, "FanDuel, an Online Fantasy Sports Site, Raises $70 Million"

 

Songza

Songza MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Songza in its sale to Google.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

Google, "Exciting News"

The New York Post, "Google Buying Streaming Music Service Songza"

The New York Times, "Google Buys Songza"

The Wall Street Journal, "Google Buys Streaming-Music Service Songza"

 

Viacom

Viacom MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Viacom in its merging of its gaming assets and investment into Defy Media.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

Variety, "Defy Media Acquires Viacom Digital Game Assets"

re/code, "Viacom Makes a Web Video Bet, and Grabs a Piece of Defy Media"

CNBC, "DEFY Media Extends Advertising and Content Offerings with Acquisition of Viacom Digital Gaming Assets"

IMAX Corporation

IMAX Corporation MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to IMAX Corporation in securing capitalization of up to $50 million for the IMAX Original Film Fund to co-finance a portfolio of 10 original large-format films.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Marni Wieshofer.

IMAX, "IMAX Establishes IMAX Original Film Fund"

Q1Media

Q1Media MESA acted as placement agent for Q1Media in its securing of financing from Silicon Valley Bank and Partners for Growth.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Robert Ennis.

Delivery Agent

Delivery Agent MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Delivery Agent in its securing of a $34M Series F Preferred Stock capital raise.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

Downtown Records

Downtown Records MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Downtown Records in its securing of an investment from Relativity Media.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Jerome Levy.

Billboard, "Relativity Media Acquires Stake in Downtown Records"

Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza MESA provided valuation services to Lollapalooza.

For further information regarding this engagement, please contact Marni Wieshofer.

Bellum Entertainment

Bellum Entertainment MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Bellum Entertainment in its securing of a revolving credit facility.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Marni Wieshofer.

Wetpaint

Wetpaint MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Wetpaint in its sale to Viggle.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

AllThingsD, "Viggle Tries to Bulk Up Its Social TV Business by Buying Wetpaint"

Wind-Up Records

Wind-Up Records MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Wind-up Records in its sale to Bicycle Music Company.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

Musicweek, "Bicycle Music Company Acquires Wind-Up Master Recording Rights"

Billboard, "Bicycle Records Acquires Wind-Up Records' Back Catalog, Cuts Deal with Concord Music Group"

 

Tricon Films & Television

Tricon Films & Television MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Tricon Films & Television in its securing of a $20M revolving credit facility.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Marni Wieshofer.

Film P&A Facility

Film P&A Facility MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to the debt provider who funded the facility.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Marni Wieshofer.

Grab Media

Grab Media MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Grab Media in its sale to blinkx, Inc.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

Band Digital

Band Digital MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Band Digital in its merger with Sparkline Digital.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Wasserberger.

YP Holdings

YP Holdings MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to YP Holdings in its sale of Keen to Alpine Investors.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Robert Ennis.

Dori Media Group

Dori Media Group MESA acted as financial advisor to Dori Media Group in its sale of a 50% stake in Televiva to Sony Pictures Television.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

The Hollywood Reporter, "Sony Buys Half of Indonesian Telenovela Channel Televiva"

Wood Creek Capital Management

Wood Creek Capital Management MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Wood Creek Capital Management in its acquisition of Concord Music Group.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Jerome Levy.

New York Times, "Wood Creek Adds to Music Holdings, Acquiring Concord"

Billboard, "Concord Music Group to Be Sold to Wood Creek Capital Management"

Variety, "Concord Music Group Sold to Wood Creek Capital"

ShareThis

ShareThis MESA acted as financial advisor to ShareThis in its securing of a $23M Series C capital raise led by T-Venture, the venture capital company of Deutsche Telekom.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

ShareThis, "ShareThis Secures $23 Million in Funding to Accelerate Global and Cross-Platform Growth"

TechCrunch, "ShareThis Aims for Mobile, with $23M Series C Led by T-Venture, Acquisition of Social App Platform, Socialize"

Adweek, "ShareThis Lands Acquisition, $23 Million Funding Round to Boost Mobile Business"

Rhapsody

Rhapsody MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Rhapsody in its securing of an equity investment.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

Cutting Edge Wood Creek Varese

Cutting Edge Wood Creek Varese MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cutting Edge in its securing of equity from Wood Creek Capital for the acquisition of Varèse Sarabande.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Jerome Levy.

The New York Times, "Investor in Movie Soundtracks Buys a Record Label"

Variety, "Cutting Edge, Wood Creek Buy Varese Sarabande"

Billboard, "Varese Sarabande, Soundtrack Label, Sold to Cutting Edge Group"

ACE Theatrical Group

ACE Theatrical Group MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Ace Theatrical Group in its securing of a Senior Secured Term Loan from Congruent.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Jerome Levy.

MMN Media, Inc.

MMN Media, Inc. MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to MMN Media, Inc. in its sale to Townsquare Media.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

TechCrunch, "MOG's Music-Focused Ad Network Sold to Townsquare Media"

AllThingsD, "The Rest of MOG Finds a Home: Radio Chain Townsquare Buys Ad Network"

Access 360 Media

Access 360 Media MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Access 360 Media in its sale of the assets of its mall network business, Mallvision, to Adspace Networks, Inc.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Andrew Montgomery.

MOG, Inc.

MOG, Inc. MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to MOG, Inc. in connection with the sale of its digital music service MOG to Beats Electronics LLC.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

USA Today, "Beats Electronics Acquires MOG Music Service"

TechCrunch, "Beats' Acquisition of MOG Confirmed"

Variety, "Beats Electronics in Tune with MOG"

Relativity Media

Relativity Media MESA acted as sole bookrunner and exclusive financial advisor to Relativity Media, LLC.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Marni Wieshofer or Elliott Mandelbaum.

Variety, "Relativity Closes in..."

The Hollywood Reporter, "Relativity Borrows $350 Million More for Movies and Expansion"

Relativity Media, "Relativity Closes $350M in Company Funding"

Pilot Group

Pilot Group MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Pilot Group LLC in its sale of Double O Radio to Townsquare Media.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Andrew Montgomery.

Big Lead Sports

Big Lead Sports MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Big Lead Sports in its sale to Gannett.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

MarketWatch, "USA Today Sports Media Group Acquires Big Lead Sports Digital Property and Fantasy Sports Ventures"

The Wall Street Journal, "Gannett Buys Sports Websites"

Interpublic Group

Interpublic Group MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Interpublic Group in its sale of NAS Recruitment Communications to Stone-Goff Partners.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Wasserberger.

Zvents

Zvents MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Zvents, Inc. in its sale to eBay.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

eBay Ink, "StubHub Acquires Zvents"

Indiagames

Indiagames MESA acted as strategic advisor to Indiagames in its pending sale to Disney.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

AllThingsD, "Disney Set to Acquire Top Indian Game Developer Indiagames"

Business Standard, "Walt Disney Acquires All of Indiagames in $80-100 mm Deal"

MetroLeap

MetroLeap MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to MetroLeap in its sale to CBS.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

CBS, "CBS Interactive Music Group Broadens Distribution of Its Core Assets to MetroLyrics.com's Global Audience of More Than 25 Millions Users"

All Access Music Group, "CBS Interactive Adds MetroLyrics"

US Presswire

US Presswire MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to US Presswire in its sale to Gannett.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof and Brian Richards.

Splash News

Splash News MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Splash News & Picture Agency in its sale to Corbis.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

Splash News, "Splash Acquired by Corbis"

paidContent, "Corbis Acquires Celeb Photo Distributor Splash News"

Tinopolis

Tinopolis MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Tinopolis in its acquisition of Arthur Smith & Co.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Jerome Levy.

The Guardian, "Tinopolis Acquires US Producer of Hell's Kitchen in £60M Deal"

Integrity Media

Integrity Media MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Integrity Media in its sale of Integrity Music to David C Cook.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

All Access Music Group, "Integrity Media Announces Sale of Integrity Music to David C Cook"

Familybuilder

Familybuilder MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Familybuilder in its sale to Intelius.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

TuneSat

TuneSat MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to TuneSat in securing an investment from GE Asset Management and Scott Jones.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

Smashing Ideas

Smashing Ideas MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Smashing Ideas in its sale to Bertelsmann.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Wasserberger.

Smashing Ideas, "Bertelsmann Acquires Digital Media Agency Smashing Ideas for Random House, Inc."

The Wall Street Journal, "Random House Acquires Digital Firm"

Cablevision

Cablevision MESA provided strategic advisory services to Cablevision.

For further information regarding this engagement, please contact Mark Patricof.

MasterImage

MasterImage MESA acted as financial advisor to MasterImage majority owner Symphony 3D in securing an investment from Samsung Ventures.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

VentureBeat, "MasterImage 3D Raises $15M from Samsung for 3D Displays"

The Hollywood Reporter, "Samsung Ventures Invests $15 Million in MasterImage 3D"

Reviewed.com

Reviewed.com MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Reviewed.com in its sale to Gannett.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

TechCrunch, "USA TODAY Buys Consumer Electronics Review Network Reviewed.com"

paidContent, "USA Today Buys Tech Products Site Network Reviewed.com"

Access 360 Media

Access 360 Media MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Access 360 Media in securing a Series C investment led by Columbia Capital and Mission Ventures.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Andrew Montgomery.

Venture Beat, "Access 360 Media Raises $40 Million-Plus for Outdoor Digital Advertising"

Harmonix

Harmonix MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Columbus Nova on its acquisition of Harmonix Music Systems Inc. from Viacom.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Andrew Montgomery.

Wired, "Viacom Sells Harmonix to Investment Firm Columbus Nova"

The Wall Street Journal, "Viacom Sells Rock Band Videogame Unit"

Key Brand Entertainment

Key Brand Entertainment MESA acted as financial advisor to Key Brand Entertainment, parent company of Broadway Across America, in its acquisition of Broadway.com from Hollywood Media Corp.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Jerome Levy.

Playbill, "Key Brand Entertainment Inc. Acquires Broadway.com"

Miramax

Miramax MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to a consortium led by Ronald N. Tutor and Colony Capital LLC on their $660M acquisition of Miramax Films from the Walt Disney Company.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

The Hollywood Reporter, "Disney's Sale of Miramax Completed"

The Wrap, "Tutor Gets His Prize as Miramax Deal Closes"

ChaCha

ChaCha MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to ChaCha in securing a $20M investment from VantagePoint Venture Partners and Rho Ventures.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

ChaCha, "ChaCha Closes $20 Million Funding Round"

TechCrunch, "Text Answers Service ChaCha Nabs $20M in Series F"

paidContent, "Mobile Search Firm ChaCha Raises $20 Million"

 

 

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Blue Man Group in securing an investment from GF Capital.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

The New York Post, "The Blue Man Group Eyes Global Ramp Up"

Maveron

Maveron MESA provided strategic advisory services to Maveron.

For further information regarding this engagement, please contact Mark Wasserberger.

Concord Music Group

Concord Music Group MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Concord Music Group in its acquisition of Rounder Records.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards or Jerome Levy.

The Boston Globe, "Rounder Records Sold to California Company"

Variety, "Concord Acquires Rounder Records"

Paste Magazine, "Concord Music Group Buys Rounder Records"

Access 360 Media

Access 360 Media MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Access 360 Media in its acquisition of Arena Media Networks.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Andrew Montgomery.

AdAge, "Access 360 Plucks Arena Media Networks"

MOG, Inc.

MOG, Inc. MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to MOG, Inc. in securing an investment from Menlo Ventures and Balderton Capital.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

Billboard, "MOG Showcases iPhone, Google Android Apps"

KidZui

KidZui MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to KidZui in securing an investment from Mission Ventures.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

LOUD3R

LOUD3R MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to LOUD3R in securing an investment from the New York Daily News.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

paidContent, "New York Daily News Takes ‘Major' Stake In Content Aggregator Service Loud3r"

ReadWriteWeb, "Sneak Peak at Loud3r's New Curation Power Tool"

ScienceBlogs

ScienceBlogs MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to ScienceBlogs in securing an investment from National Geographic.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

paidContent, "NatGeo Takes Stake in ScienceBlogs; Will Lead Ad Sales"

NowPublic

NowPublic MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to NowPublic in its sale to Examiner.com.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

The New York Times, "Examiner.com Buys NowPublic, a Citizen-Media Web Site"

cnet News, "Examiner.com Scoops up NowPublic"

MOG, Inc.

MOG, Inc. MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to MOG, Inc. in securing an investment from Menlo Ventures.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Daniel Gossels.

AutoSkill

AutoSkill MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to AutoSkill in its sale to School Specialty.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

LOUD3R

LOUD3R MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to LOUD3R in securing an investment from NameMedia.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

VentureBeat, "News Aggregator Loud3r Refocuses, Raises New Funding"

Spirit Music Group

Spirit Music Group MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Spirit Music Group in its sale to Pegasus Capital Advisors.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

Bloomberg, "Jackson, Grateful Dead Royalties Sound Sweet to Music Investors"

The New York Times, "Bertelsmann and K.K.R. in Deal"

TAKKLE

TAKKLE MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to TAKKLE in its sale to Alloy Media + Marketing.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

cnet News, "Alloy adds Takkle to 'Teen' Network"

Tech Crunch, "Alloy Media + Marketing Picks Up Social Network For High School Sports TAKKLE"

Doppelganger, Inc.

Doppelganger, Inc. MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Doppelganger, Inc. in its sale to HIP Digital.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

Screenlife

Screenlife MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to majority stakeholder GTI Group in its sale of Screenlife to Paramount.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

Seattle Post, "Screenlife being sold to Paramount"

MenuPages

MenuPages MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Slick City Media in its sale of MenuPages to New York Magazine.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

The New York Times, "New York Magazine Buys MenuPages Site"

paidContent.org

paidContent.org MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to ContentNext Media in its sale of paidContent.org to Guardian Media.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.


The New York Times, "Guardian Buys Publisher of PaidContent Web Site"

Reuters, "Guardian Media Buys PaidContent.org Publisher"

Gigaom, "Why Guardian Media Bought paidContent for $30M"

Ars Technica

Ars Technica MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Ars Technica in its sale to Condé Nast Publications.

For more information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

The New York Times, "Geeks Crash a House of Fashion"

The Washington Post, "Condé Nast/Wired Acquires Ars Technica" 

Forbes, "CondeNast Buys Tech News Site ArsTechnica

Fantasy Sports Ventures

Fantasy Sports Ventures MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Fantasy Sports Ventures in securing its investment from Gannett.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.

paidContent, "USA Today Takes Minority Stake in Fantasy Sports Ventures"

Crain's New York Business, "New-Media Firm Gets Fans in the Game"

Kabillion

Kabillion MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Kabillion in securing an investment from EM.TV AG.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Jerome Levy.

Concord Music Group

Concord Music Group MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Concord Music Group in its merger with Village Roadshow Limited.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards and Jerome Levy.

Billboard, "Concord Records Merges with Village Roadshow"

Reuters, "Village Roadshow, Concord Music Complete Merger"

CFM Publishing

CFM Publishing MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to CFM Publishing, a portfolio company of the Wicks Group, in its acquisition of Pearson Education Australia.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

 

CFM Publishing

CFM Publishing MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to CFM Publishing, a portfolio company of the Wicks Group, in its acquisition of McGraw Hill Education.

For more information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

Spirit Music Group

Spirit Music Group MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Spirit Music Group in its securing of acquisition financing from Babcock & Brown.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

Sheridan Square Music

Sheridan Square Music MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Sheridan Square music in its refinancing of its outstanding debt.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards or Jerome Levy.

KGM Media

KGM Media MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to KGM Media in its sale of VIBE to the Wicks Group.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards.

Crescent Entertainment

Crescent Entertainment MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Crescent Entertainment in its acquisition of a 50% stake in Village Roadshow Limited.

For further information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards or Jerome Levy.

Concord Music Group

Concord Music Group MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to Concord Records in its merger with Fantasy Records to form Concord Music Group.

For more information regarding this transaction, please contact Brian Richards or Jerome Levy.

Rockwell Group

Rockwell Group MESA acted as exclusive financial advisor to the Rockwell Group in securing an investment from The Coca-Cola Company.

For more information on this transaction, please contact Mark Patricof.