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emmis.com

Investments

31

Portfolio Exits

3

Partners & Customers

10

About Emmis Communications

Emmis Communications (NASDAQ: EMMS) is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. It develops and licenses TagStation, a cloud-based software platform that allows a broadcaster to manage album art metadata and enhanced advertising on its various broadcasts. It also develops NextRadio, a smartphone application that marries over-the-air FM radio broadcasts with visual and interactive features on smartphones.

Headquarters Location

One EMMIS Plaza 40 Monument Circle, Suite 700

Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204,

United States

317-266-0100

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Latest Emmis Communications News

Emmis : Chase Rupe Named CEO at Lencore Acoustics

Oct 11, 2023

Emmis : Chase Rupe Named CEO at Lencore Acoustics October 11, 2023 at 12:15 pm EDT Share Wednesday, October 11, 2023 Huntington, New York…Today Chase Rupe was named CEO of Lencore Acoustics, a leader in providing commercial noise management solutions in a variety of acoustical environments including offices, healthcare facilities, government buildings, and educational institutions. Lencore is an Emmis Corporation company. Rupe has been with Emmis for 17 years, most recently as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development, and previously in leadership roles within its former radio division. Rupe led the Emmis team that sourced and closed the Lencore investment. Before joining Emmis, Rupe held leadership roles at iHeart Media and Cumulus Media. "Chase has spent the past three years working with the Lencore team on various sales, marketing, and product development initiatives and is uniquely positioned to accelerate adoption of the company's noise management solutions. He is passionate about the value of Lencore's technology and will work well with the Lencore team and its independent sales representatives, distributors, and integrator partners to drive adoption across Lencore's target markets," Patrick Walsh, president of Emmis said. "After working with our highly talented acoustical experts at Lencore the past few years, I'm convinced our noise management technology is critical to improving the lives of patients, workers, and students. I'm excited to work with our team to evangelize the importance and effectiveness of our solutions in improving productivity and privacy," said Rupe. Emmis acquired Lencore in March 2020. Lencore is based in Huntington, New York and has 34 employees. About Lencore Acoustics Founded in 1990, Lencore offers a range of products for sound masking and noise management, music, audio, and paging, and a wide array of custom-engineered speakers to meet rigorous design specifications and provide an unmatched level of quality and performance. Lencore's technology is designed to enhance speech privacy, comfort and productivity by improving a variety of acoustical environments including offices, healthcare facilities, government buildings, and educational institutions. About Emmis Corporation Emmis Corporation (formerly Emmis Communications) is a long-time owner and operator of media, sports, entertainment, and other diversified operations, including Lencore, the world leader in high-quality sound masking solutions for offices and other commercial applications; a controlling interest in Digonex, which provides dynamic pricing solutions for attractions, performing arts organizations, and other industries; as well as one AM and one FM radio station in New York City. Emmis also has an investment in Anzu, the most advanced intrinsic in-game advertising solution for PC, console, mobile, and cloud-based video games. Attachments

Emmis Communications Investments

31 Investments

Emmis Communications has made 31 investments. Their latest investment was in Anzu as part of their Series B - III on June 27, 2023.

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Emmis Communications Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/27/2023

Series B - III

Anzu

$48M

Yes

5

6/22/2001

Unattributed VC - II

iBlast

$10.2M

Yes

Other Investors

97-1 Hank FM

Yes

Other Investors

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Date

6/27/2023

6/22/2001

Round

Series B - III

Unattributed VC - II

Other Investors

Other Investors

Other Investors

Company

Anzu

iBlast

97-1 Hank FM

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Amount

$48M

$10.2M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

5

0

0

Emmis Communications Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

Emmis Communications has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Emmis Communications - Indianapolis Radio Cluster on June 14, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/14/2022

Divestiture

Emmis Communications - Indianapolis Radio Cluster

$99M

1

3/1/2017

Divestiture

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10

10/13/2016

Acq - Fin

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Date

6/14/2022

3/1/2017

10/13/2016

Exit

Divestiture

Divestiture

Acq - Fin

Companies

Emmis Communications - Indianapolis Radio Cluster

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Emmis Communications Acquisitions

3 Acquisitions

Emmis Communications acquired 3 companies. Their latest acquisition was Lencore Acoustics on March 11, 2020.

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Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

3/11/2020

$99M

Acquired

1

1/2/2000

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1/28/1998

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Date

3/11/2020

1/2/2000

1/28/1998

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Total Funding

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Acquired

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Emmis Communications Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Emmis Communications has 10 strategic partners and customers. Emmis Communications recently partnered with Premiere on April 4, 2015.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

4/13/2015

Partner

1

6/28/2012

Vendor

United States

EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS ALIGNS WITH TUNEIN TO EXPAND TO NEW AUDIENCES - Emmis Communications Emmis Communications

PALO ALTO , Calif. & INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. , June 28 , 2012 -- TuneIn , a free service that lets people listen to music , sports , news and comedy from around the world , and Emmis Communications Corporation , one of the nation 's most respected diversified communications companies , today announced that Emmis Communications Corporation has selected TuneIn to broaden the reach of its 20 stations to the service 's more than 30 million monthly active listeners .

1

6/26/2012

Partner

United States

Cox Media Group And Emmis Communications Radio Stations Join iHeartRadio.

The collaboration will result in more choices and greater programming options for iHeartRadio users and a comprehensive , fully integrated digital listening service for Cox Media Group and Emmis Communications Corporation listeners ... Under the agreement , 86 Cox Media Group radio stations from 19 markets and 20 Emmis Communications Corporation radio stations from six markets will be available on the iHeartRadio platform wherever it is offered including the web , mobile devices and in automobiles .

1

9/22/2011

Partner

United States

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10

7/19/2011

Partner

United States

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10

Date

4/13/2015

6/28/2012

6/26/2012

9/22/2011

7/19/2011

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Partner

Vendor

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

United States

United States

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EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS ALIGNS WITH TUNEIN TO EXPAND TO NEW AUDIENCES - Emmis Communications Emmis Communications

PALO ALTO , Calif. & INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. , June 28 , 2012 -- TuneIn , a free service that lets people listen to music , sports , news and comedy from around the world , and Emmis Communications Corporation , one of the nation 's most respected diversified communications companies , today announced that Emmis Communications Corporation has selected TuneIn to broaden the reach of its 20 stations to the service 's more than 30 million monthly active listeners .

Cox Media Group And Emmis Communications Radio Stations Join iHeartRadio.

The collaboration will result in more choices and greater programming options for iHeartRadio users and a comprehensive , fully integrated digital listening service for Cox Media Group and Emmis Communications Corporation listeners ... Under the agreement , 86 Cox Media Group radio stations from 19 markets and 20 Emmis Communications Corporation radio stations from six markets will be available on the iHeartRadio platform wherever it is offered including the web , mobile devices and in automobiles .

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Emmis Communications Team

19 Team Members

Emmis Communications has 19 team members, including current Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Smulyan.

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Work History

Title

Status

Jeff Smulyan

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

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