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10/29/14
ScoreBig Closes $18M Series D VC Funding

Discount ticket outlet ScoreBig has closed on a $18M Series D round of venture capital funding, led by Hearst Ventures. George Kliavkoff, former NBCUniversal and MLBAM exec and current President of Hearst Ventures, will join ScoreBig's BOD. The latest round follows a $10M Series C funding completed ...

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10/28/14
MSG Considers Splitting In Two

Madison Square Garden Co. yesterday announced it will "explore separating its entertainment businesses from its media and sports operations, becoming the latest in a string of companies to look into cleaving themselves in two," according to Beckerman & Benoit of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The comp ...

Tags: Finance, Madison Square Garden

10/24/14
Callaway Golf's Q3 Revenue Beats Projections

Callaway Golf reported "higher revenue and a smaller loss" for its FY Q3 than analysts expected, "thanks mostly to market share gains, lower operating costs and foreign currency hedges," according to Mike Freeman of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Callaway "posted quarterly sales" of $169M, above the $ ...

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10/23/14
Under Armour's Apparel & Footwear Sales Rise By 29%

Under Armour said that its apparel and footwear sales "shot up 29% in the latest quarter, helping drive a surge in revenue," according to Erin McCarthy of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The company "again raised its outlook for sales for the year and now expects revenue" of $3.03B, compared with its ...

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10/21/14
TPG Takes 53% Majority Stake In CAA

Ft. Worth-based investment firm TPG Capital yesterday said that it "had taken a majority stake in Creative Artists Agency, further tying it to the business of representing movie stars and prominent athletes after first buying into the industry powerhouse four years ago," according to Michael de la M ...

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10/20/14
Overseas Group Launching Bid To Buy Reebok

A consortium of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi "is launching a bid to buy Reebok" from adidas in a move that, "if successful, would unwind an eight-year-old marriage of sneaker makers that has shown disappointing results," according to Maureen Farrell of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Sources said ...

Tags: Reebok, Adidas, Finance

10/08/14
ISC's Q3 Revenues Jump 11%

Related stories : ISC Could Look Into Further Seat Reductions At Some Of Its Tracks Daytona Int'l Speedway Gets Go-Ahead For Major Track Renovation ISC Announces Plans For Mixed-Use Development Near Daytona HQ Increases in "television broadcast licensing revenues a ...

Tags: Finance, International Speedway Corp.

10/07/14
Oyo Sports Gets $11M Equity Infusion

Mandalay Sports Media has led an $11M equity financing round for Massachusetts-based toymaker Oyo Sports, which produces licensed mini-figures for athletes in numerous major pro sports. Oyo is perhaps best known for the recent digital film it produced recreating the highlights of retired Yankee ...

Tags: Finance, Mandalay Sports Entertainment

09/26/14
Nike Revenue Up In Q1

Nike on Thursday reported Q1 revenues of $8B, a 15% increase “over the same period last year,” according to Allan Brettman of the Portland OREGONIAN. Profits in Q1 rose 23% to $962M from $779M during the same period last year. Revenues for Nike’s Converse brand were up 16% to $575 ...

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09/23/14
Gametime Closes On Venture Capital Round

Learn more about GAMETIME S.F.-based mobile ticketing company Gametime has closed on a $4M Series A venture capital round, led by Silicon Valley private equity firm Accel Partners. The company is known in part for its extensive investment in SB Nation and parent company Vox Me ...

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