Deal Diary

Welcome to Acquisition International’s Deal Diary, the place where we showcase exciting deals from across the globe. With each diary entry, we’ll be taking a comprehensive look at the inner workings of the deal in question and will be venturing behind the scenes to take a look at the dedicated professionals involved in ensuring its success.

Here you will discover the most active deal makers and a comprehensive catalogue of the transactions they have been involved with.

Tier 1: The Website - Go live worldwide within 24 hours!

Within 24 hours of booking, we'll upload your deal and company profile - including contact details and links to your homepage - right here on our site, putting you and your firm in front of
40,000 visitors every month!

You will, of course, get a full company bio, including your contact details and fully clickable links direct to your website, and to make sure the people who matter will be able to find every deal you and your firm have been involved in at the click of a button, all of the deals posted on the Deal Diary site are incredibly easy to search by firm name, individual name, sector or region. We even have an automatically updated deal leaderboard (right). 

Tier 2: The Newsletter - Direct to 108,000 subscribers!

Your involvement in the deal will be featured on our weekly Deal Round-Up newsletter,  published via email every Thursday to a global audience of  108,000. Your deal write-up will also include hyperlinked images and logos, taking readers straight to your homepage. That’s a potential 108,000 clicks every month!

Tier 3: The Publication - Sent to 108,000 people in 170 countries!

The deal and your involvement will appear in the Deal Diary section of our monthly magazine, distributed to 108,000 people in 170 countries around the world. This is where you can tell us all about the deal and how you made it happen, providing the perfect opportunity to shout about your firm’s experience, expertise and the great work you’ve been doing.

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Israel’s RR Media acquires Eastern Space Systems in Romania

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RR Media (NASDAQ: RRM), formerly known as RRsat Global, a leading provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has announced the acquisition of Eastern Space Systems (ESS) in Romania, a privately held provider of content management and distribution services and related consulting services. RR Media was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Airport City, Israel.

The acquisition provides RR Media with added satellite coverage on Intelsat 1°W, offering one of the fastest-growing platforms for digital media delivery, reaching more than 17 million TV households in Central, Eastern and Nordic Europe. In addition, the acquisition further enhances RR Media’s smart global network, providing the company with additional reach into Europe through ESS’ extended European fiber coverage as well as other IP and local fiber optics capabilities.

RR Media will take over the day-to-day operations, providing extensive customer service, engineering, technological expertise and sales support to all existing ESS Romania customers including Eurosport, AXN, Paramount, MTV, VH1 and others. All will be offered extension to their current business with full access to RR Media’s global media services platform with the capability to provide a wide range of digital media solutions including expanded content distribution capabilities, content management and preparations services, online video services and sports and live event solutions.

Avi Cohen, CEO of RR Media comments on the recent acquisition: “This acquisition is part of our continued strategy to accelerate growth, create scale and enhance our geographic presence. It meaningfully adds to our global business of content management and distribution infrastructure and local talent, as well as expands our services, especially in the areas where we’ve extended our satellite and fiber coverage in Central Europe. This growing region is underserved, dominated by small companies, and we view it as a prime opportunity to capture market share by leveraging our scale, global presence, and comprehensive offering. Accordingly, we are confident we can further penetrate Central Europe, gaining new customers and producing increasing revenue opportunities in the coming years. In addition, this acquisition bolsters our already strong customer base, giving us access to several upper tier customers.”

The newly acquired business is profitable and is expected to provide further synergies for RR Media with additional customer and revenue opportunities anticipated from this acquisition. With additional interconnectivity within Europe, RR Media will significantly expand its global content management and distribution capabilities.

Cristinel Popa, CEO and owner of ESS, said: “We have worked extremely hard to create value for our customers in central Europe. I am very happy with the partnership created through this acquisition and strongly believe that it will greatly enhance the value for our customers giving them access to a larger range of global services.”

As a result of this acquisition, RR Media expects to generate approximately $7 million of incremental revenue from the central Europe region during 2016. ESS is expected to be accretive to RR Media’s earnings within six months.

RR Media Ltd. operates as an end-to-end media service partner for broadcasters and content owners in North America, Europe, Asia, Israel, the Middle East, and internationally. It offers digital content acquisition and content distribution services; content preparation services, including multi-language audio or subtitling integration, closed captioning integration, ingestion, and formatting for specific devices or regional formats; and content management services through the RR Media digital-asset-management system that tracks content from the moment it enters its system until it is delivered and archived. The company also provides feeds ranging from a few minutes to several hours for sports, special events, and news coverage; and over the top delivery services comprising linear channels, video on demand, Catch up TV, promos and highlight, content protection, and links to subscriber management and billing systems. In addition, it offers mobile satellite services, such as global telephony, fax, data, Internet, and other value-added services to end-users, Inmarsat users, and service providers.

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