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closed 6/1/2010 via BusinessWire

INFOCUS Marketing, Inc., acquired Continental Services, Inc

synopsis: INFOCUS announces the acquisition of Continental Services, Inc., a print, mailing services and fulfillment company to trade associations, government organizations, non-profits and small to large businesses across all industries.
buyer: INFOCUS Marketing, Inc.
INFOCUS Marketing is a provider of direct marketing services to trade associations and business organizations. They specialize in creating revenue by providing responsive list management and brokerage services, digital printing, direct mail, fulfillment, list-data and email services.
target: Continental Services, Inc
Continental Services, Inc., located in Manassas, VA, is a print, mailing services and fulfillment company to trade associations, government organizations, non-profits and small to large businesses across all industries since 1990.
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closed 9/8/2011 via Market Wire

Graphix Products, Inc. merged with Kelmscott Communications, Inc.,

synopsis: Kelmscott Communications, Inc. and Graphix Products, Inc. are pleased to announce the merger of their two companies effective immediately. Graphix Products is a family-owned, second generation marketing services company. Its services include: commercial offset and digital printing; brochures, folders, media kits, annual reports; and more.
buyer parent:Consolidated Graphics, Inc.
buyer: Kelmscott Communications, Inc.
Kelmscott Communications LLC offers solutions which combine strategy, creative, web services, data analytics, variable data printing with complex segmentation, offset and flexographic label printing, signage, promotional incentives, assembly, mailing and fulfillment.
target: Graphix Products, Inc.
Graphix Products, located in West Chicago, IL is a family-owned, second generation marketing services company. Its services include: commercial offset and digital printing; brochures, folders, media kits, annual reports; mobile marketing; e-mail marketing; and much more.
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closed 11/8/2010 via BusinessWire

Shutterfly, Inc., acquired WMSG, Inc.

synopsis: Shutterfly, Inc., a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, announced that it has acquired certain assets and liabilities of WMSG, Inc. (WMSG) to enable a complete solution for variable digital print marketers and other print-on-demand opportunities.
buyer: Shutterfly, Inc.(SFLY:$700.50)
Shutterfly, Inc. provides Internet-based social expression and personal publishing services that enable consumers to share, print, and preserve photos. The company offers products and services for consumers to upload, edit, organize, find, share, create, print, and preserve their digital photos.
target: WMSG, Inc.
WMSG is a privately-held, digital direct marketing specialist with strong data management and marketing analytics capabilities located in Dallas, Texas. WMSG has earned a reputation for delivering high-performing direct marketing campaigns for marketing agencies and several Fortune 500 clients.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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closed 12/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

Classic Graphics, acquired Creative Marketing Solutions

synopsis: Creative Marketing Solutions (CMS), one of the most respected names in mailing and fulfillment, has joined Classic Graphics | Imagine! Print Solutions creating one of the largest privately owned mailing and fulfillment facilities in the Carolinas. Creative Marketing Solutions is a leading edge Marketing Services Provider.
buyer parent:Imagine! Print Solutions
buyer: Classic Graphics
Classic Graphics is a privately held, full-service graphic communications company. They are known for exemplary client service, cutting-edge technological capabilities and industry leading graphics expertise and serve national and international corporations.
target: Creative Marketing Solutions
Creative Marketing Solutions is a leading edge Marketing Services Provider. Their core competencies surround direct marketing and fulfillment via the use of digital technologies, personalized urls, and web interfaces.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 9/18/2013 via BusinessWire

IBS Direct, Inc., acquired Berkshire Printing, Inc.

synopsis: IBS Direct™, a direct response printing solutions and marketing services firm, has purchased selected assets of Berkshire Printing, Inc. Berkshire Printing is a direct mail printer specializing in high quality 4-color single part computer forms, letters and brochures.
buyer: IBS Direct, Inc.
IBS Direct is an industry leader in implementing high-quality direct marketing campaigns with ease. Over the past forty years, IBS Direct has evolved to offer exceptional printing and program management, along with a dedication to provide cutting edge technology solutions.
target: Berkshire Printing, Inc.
Berkshire Printing is a direct mail printer specializing in high quality 4-color single part computer forms, letters and brochures. They are a complete service commercial printing company that guarantees supreme quality and timely deliveries.
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closed 8/14/2013 via BNC Analysis

York Mailing Limited, acquired The Lettershop Group

synopsis: Specialist direct mail and print marketing firm York Mailing announced the acquisition of veteran print communication company The Lettershop Group. The Lettershop Group offers a range of print-based marketing services in the direct mail and retail marketing services sector.
buyer: York Mailing Limited
York Mailing is the U.K.'s market leader in the print and delivery of short lead time, high volume, press finished retail flyers, media inserts and leaflets.
target: The Lettershop Group
The Lettershop Group is one of the leading print marketing and mailing solution providers in Europe, constantly pushing the boundaries of data and production technology. It is one of the most advanced integrated direct communication groups in Europe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$32
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0.0x
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closed 7/17/2013 via PR Web

Midtown Printing merged with Modern Litho,

synopsis: Midtown Printing, a full-service commercial printing company in St. Louis and Jefferson City-based Modern Litho announced a merger that strategically blends the parallel cultures, vision and service-focused business models of two respected companies. Modern Litho is a premier printer of specialized publications for niche markets.
buyer: Modern Litho
Regarded as a premier printer of specialized publications for niche markets, Modern Litho’s capabilities include high-performance offset print, finishing and distribution of marketing and member communications, advanced variable data print, direct mail, and mailing services.
target: Midtown Printing
Founded in 1965, Midtown is a full-service commercial print and marketing services provider serving St. Louis and the Midwest. With 30 employees, Midtown demonstrates a strong commitment to providing exemplary service and quality while offering innovative print and digital communication solutions.
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closed 1/16/2013 via BusinessWire

Quad/Graphics, acquired Vertis, Inc.

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Vertis Holdings, Inc. Vertis is a results-driven marketing communications company that delivers inventive advertising, direct marketing and interactive solutions to prominent brands across North America.
buyer: Quad/Graphics(QUAD:$4,576.80)
Quad/Graphics is a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions for consumer magazines, special interest publications, catalogs, retail inserts/circulars, direct mail, books, directories, and commercial and specialty products, including in-store signage.
target: Vertis, Inc.
Vertis is a results-driven marketing communications company that delivers inventive advertising, direct marketing and interactive solutions to prominent brands across North America.
price ($mm)
$267
rev ($mm)
$1,100
EBITDA ($mm)
$60
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0.2x
EV / EBITDA
4.5x
closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Freightways Ltd., acquired Dataprint NZ Limited

synopsis: Freightways Limited has extended its presence in the domestic business mail market with the purchase of the business and assets of Dataprint NZ Limited, with immediate effect. Dataprint provides a variety of outsourced document fulfillment and electronic communication to a portfolio of clients in a variety of industry sectors.
buyer: Freightways Ltd.(FRE:NZC:$326.34)
Freightways is a leading provider of express package services throughout New Zealand, with complementary business servicing the information management and business mail sectors.
target: Dataprint NZ Limited
Dataprint provides a variety of outsourced document fulfillment and electronic communication to a portfolio of clients in a variety of industry sectors. They have developed a strong reputation for high standards of service and quality.
price ($mm)
$2.41
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closed 5/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Typecraft, acquired MarketPlace Direct

synopsis: TCP Printing (Typecraft) and Marketplace Direct are to merge as the consolidation wave in the US commercial printing industry moves beyond smaller family-owned firms looking to capitalise on the analog to digital transition.
buyer: Typecraft
Typecraft specializes in web and commercial sheetfed printing.
target: MarketPlace Direct
MarketPlace Direct has evolved from a traditional mail house into an integrated cross-media marketing company with the resources to deliver brand/message however, whenever, and to whomever.
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closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Kirkwood Holdings, acquired Nu Graphics, Etc., Inc.

synopsis: Kirkwood Holdings has acquired Nu Graphics Etc., an advanced digital print solutions company. Nu Graphics Etc. joins renowned commercial printer Kirkwood Printing and direct marketing communications leader Kirkwood Direct in serving a sophisticated domestic and international clientele.
buyer: Kirkwood Holdings
Kirkwood Holdings is a renowned commercial printing and direct marketing communications company. The award-winning Kirkwood offers clients personalized consultations, singular craftsmanship, accountability, and value.
target: Nu Graphics, Etc., Inc.
Nu Graphics Etc. is an advanced digital print solutions company. The company utilizes a unique combination of the latest technology and digital print solutions to help distinguish clients in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
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closed 3/20/2012 via BusinessWire

IBS Direct, Inc., acquired Imtek, LLC

synopsis: IBS Direct has purchased substantially all the assets of Imtek, LLC. Imtek provides direct marketing, printing, fulfillment, and location intelligence services to clients in the retail, automotive, financial services, travel, catalog, education, publishing, healthcare, restaurant, and home services industries.
buyer: IBS Direct, Inc.
IBS Direct is an industry leader in implementing high-quality direct marketing campaigns with ease. Over the past forty years, IBS Direct has evolved to offer exceptional printing and program management, along with a dedication to provide cutting edge technology solutions.
target: Imtek, LLC
Imtek, LLC provides direct marketing, printing, fulfillment, and location intelligence services to clients in the retail, automotive, financial services, travel, catalog, education, publishing, healthcare, restaurant, and home services industries.
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closed 12/8/2011 via BNC Analysis

Media Square plc, acquired Media Square plc

synopsis: Marketing services group Media Square has been acquired in a management buyout led by its chief executive Peter Reid and chairman Roger Parry. Media Square's services include point of purchase and production businesses, as well as print management, publishing services, and experiential design and marketing.
buyer: Media Square plc(GB:MSQ:$45.38)
Media Square provides marketing and marketing communications services. Its marketing services include point of purchase and production businesses, as well as print management, publishing services, and experiential design and marketing.
target: Media Square plc(GB:MSQ:$45.38)
Media Square provides marketing and marketing communications services. Its marketing services include point of purchase and production businesses, as well as print management, publishing services, and experiential design and marketing.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
4.1x
closed 9/23/2011 via BNC Analysis

Baesman Group, Inc., acquired Vincent Direct, LLC

synopsis: Baesman Group has announced the acquisition of Vincent Direct, also based in Columbus. The acquisition brings together two established and respected names within the printing, direct mail, warehousing and fulfillment marketplace, and will enhance the overall breath of services and capabilities offered to customers of both companies.
buyer: Baesman Group, Inc.
Baesman Group, Inc. provides commercial printing, finishing, marketing communications, and direct mail services.
target: Vincent Direct, LLC
Vincent Direct, LLC offers direct mail marketing, printing, fulfillment and e-commerce services in Central Ohio. They also offer state-of-the-art pre-press capabilities that support both Macintosh and IBM formats.
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closed 6/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Consolidated Graphics, Inc., acquired RT Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Consolidated Graphics, Inc. announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire RT Associates, Inc., one of the most technologically sophisticated marketing services providers in the Midwest.
buyer: Consolidated Graphics, Inc.(CGX:$1,048.20)
With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, and Prague, Consolidated Graphics, Inc. offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service.
target: RT Associates, Inc.
RT Associates is a marketing logistics provider in step with the ever-changing marketing needs of their customers. They help their clients execute all aspects of their marketing campaigns, whether print, web, or mobile.
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closed 1/3/2011 via PR Newswire

Consolidated Graphics, Inc., acquired The Jackson Group

synopsis: Consolidated Graphics, Inc. has announced that it has acquired The Jackson Group, including Jackson Press, Inc. and Total Response, Inc. (together, "The Jackson Group"), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Jackson Group is one of Indianapolis' leading full service printing, mailing, fulfillment and technology companies.
buyer: Consolidated Graphics, Inc.(CGX:$1,048.20)
With 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 states, Toronto, and Prague, Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX) offers an unmatched geographic footprint, unsurpassed capabilities, and unparalleled levels of convenience, efficiency and service.
target: The Jackson Group
The Jackson Group is one of Indianapolis' leading full service printing, mailing, fulfillment and technology companies. The Group offers sheetfed and digital printing, fulfillment and mailing solutions as well as data analytics and online technology solutions for their customers.
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closed 12/8/2009 via BusinessWire

Directmail.com, acquired Eagle Direct, LLC

synopsis: DirectMail.com™, a leading provider of integrated direct marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of Eagle Direct, LLC, an Upper Marlboro, Md. direct mail shop specializing in personalized, multi-insert pieces. Notably, DirectMail.com outsourced to Eagle Direct over the years whenever it needed added capacity to manage production overflows.
buyer: Directmail.com
DirectMail.com, headquartered in Prince Frederick, Md., is a leading provider of integrated direct marketing solutions. For 40 years, DirectMail.com’s unique Identify…Target…Contact…Acquire…Engage…Retain approach has maximized ROI for nonprofits and businesses nationwide.
target: Eagle Direct, LLC
Eagle Direct is an Upper Marlboro, MD direct mail shop specializing in personalized, multi-insert pieces. Founded in 1983 as Eagle Data, the firm built its reputation in data processing before transitioning into mail shop services.
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closed 10/20/2008 via BusinessWire

American Color Graphics merged with Vertis, Inc.,

synopsis: Vertis Communications, a premier provider of targeted advertising and direct marketing solutions, has successfully consummated its prepackaged Chapter 11 plan and its merger with American Color Graphics.
buyer: Vertis, Inc.
Vertis Communications is a premier provider of print advertising and direct marketing solutions to America’s leading retail and consumer services companies. Vertis Communications has been recognized as one of Fortune magazine's "Most Admired Companies" in advertising and marketing.
target: American Color Graphics
American Color Graphics is one of North America’s largest and most experienced full-service premedia and print companies, with eight print locations across the continent, six regional premedia centers, photography studios nationwide and a growing roster of customer managed service sites.
price ($mm)
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$429
EBITDA ($mm)
$35
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 11/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Innerworkings, acquired Data Flow Media Systems, LP

synopsis: InnerWorkings, Inc. a leading provider of managed print solutions to corporate clients in the United States, has acquired a leading print procurement and service provider, Data Flow Media Systems, LP in suburban Dallas.
buyer: Innerworkings(INWK:$797.70)
InnerWorkings, Inc. is a leading provider of print procurement solutions to corporate clients in the US. InnerWorkings creates a competitive bid process to procure, purchase and deliver printed products as part of a comprehensive outsourced enterprise solution and in individual transactions.
target: Data Flow Media Systems, LP
Plano, TX-based Data Flow Media Systems, LP is a leading provider of print procurement and management services to the Dallas market. Founded in 1985, DFMS’ broad offerings include printed and promotional products and related procurement, production, warehousing and fulfillment services.
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closed 11/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Innerworkings, acquired Graphic Resource Group, Inc.

synopsis: InnerWorkings, Inc. a leading provider of managed print solutions to corporate clients in the United States, has acquired a leading print procurement and service provider, Graphic Resource Group, Inc. outside of Minneapolis.
buyer: Innerworkings(INWK:$797.70)
InnerWorkings, Inc. is a leading provider of print procurement solutions to corporate clients in the US. InnerWorkings creates a competitive bid process to procure, purchase and deliver printed products as part of a comprehensive outsourced enterprise solution and in individual transactions.
target: Graphic Resource Group, Inc.
Medina, MN-based Graphic Resource Group, Inc. is a leading provider of print procurement and management services to the Minneapolis market. Founded in 2001, Graphic Resource Group’s broad offerings include printing, large format work and promotional products.
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closed 6/1/2010 via BusinessWire

INFOCUS Marketing, Inc., acquired Continental Services, Inc

synopsis: INFOCUS announces the acquisition of Continental Services, Inc., a print, mailing services and fulfillment company to trade associations, government organizations, non-profits and small to large businesses across all industries.
buyer: INFOCUS Marketing, Inc.
INFOCUS Marketing is a provider of direct marketing services to trade associations and business organizations. They specialize in creating revenue by providing responsive list management and brokerage services, digital printing, direct mail, fulfillment, list-data and email services.
target: Continental Services, Inc
Continental Services, Inc., located in Manassas, VA, is a print, mailing services and fulfillment company to trade associations, government organizations, non-profits and small to large businesses across all industries since 1990.
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closed 6/1/2010 via BusinessWire

INFOCUS Marketing, Inc., acquired Continental Services, Inc

synopsis: INFOCUS announces the acquisition of Continental Services, Inc., a print, mailing services and fulfillment company to trade associations, government organizations, non-profits and small to large businesses across all industries.
buyer: INFOCUS Marketing, Inc.
INFOCUS Marketing is a provider of direct marketing services to trade associations and business organizations. They specialize in creating revenue by providing responsive list management and brokerage services, digital printing, direct mail, fulfillment, list-data and email services.
target: Continental Services, Inc
Continental Services, Inc., located in Manassas, VA, is a print, mailing services and fulfillment company to trade associations, government organizations, non-profits and small to large businesses across all industries since 1990.
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closed 11/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Navis Capital Partners, purchased Field Marketing & Retail Agencies Division from Photon Group Ltd.

synopsis: Malaysia based private equity fund Navis Capital has acquired Australia firm Photon Group's Field Marketing & Retail Agencies division. Photon Group is a specialist marketing and communications services company offering a broad spectrum of marketing services including advertising, public relations, graphic design, digital printing, etc.
buyer: Navis Capital Partners
Navis Capital Partners was founded in 1998 in order to make private equity investments in growth-oriented buyouts in South and Southeast Asia. The firm contributes both capital and management expertise to a limited number of well-positioned companies.
seller: Photon Group Ltd.(PHRLF:$334.92)
Photon Group Limited is a specialist marketing and communications services company offering a broad spectrum of marketing services through operations based in Australia and with a presence in 15 countries.
price ($mm)
$157
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$119
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 1/31/2011 via BusinessWire

Convio, Inc., acquired StrategicOne

synopsis: Convio, Inc., announced it has acquired StrategicOne, a leading provider of analytics, predictive modeling and database marketing services. By adding StrategicOne’s capabilities to Convio’s, nonprofits can improve marketing and fundraising results by building stronger relationships with constituents and prospects.
buyer: Convio, Inc.(CNVO:$80.35)
Convio is a leading provider of on-demand constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to more effectively raise funds, advocate for change and cultivate relationships with donors, activists, volunteers, alumni and other constituents.
target: StrategicOne
StrategicOne is a leading provider and implementer of analytics and database marketing services for commercial and non-profit markets. StrategicOne's solutions allow marketers and agencies to accurately evaluate direct marketing campaigns, marketing strategies and customer relationships.
price ($mm)
$4.92
rev ($mm)
$2
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EV / rev
3.3x
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announced 12/8/2010 via Market Wire

KBM Group, will acquire Marketing Direct, Inc.

synopsis: KBM Group, the global leader in knowledge-based marketing solutions, has agreed to acquire Marketing Direct, Inc. (MDI), the leading provider of agency services to the healthcare industry. MDI is an integrated marketing services company with expertise in strategy, design and execution of marketing campaigns.
buyer parent:WPP Group, plc
buyer: KBM Group
KBM Group is the global leader in knowledge-based marketing solutions. Expert in both digital and traditional direct marketing, KBM Group helps companies manage, analyze and optimize marketing data to engage more effectively with their customers and prospects.
target: Marketing Direct, Inc.
Marketing Direct, Inc. provides direct and interactive marketing services primarily to the healthcare industry, but also in the retail and financial services as well.
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closed 4/30/2010 via Capital IQ

e-Dialog, Inc., acquired MBS insight

synopsis: e-Dialog, a GSI Commerce division, announced it has acquired MBS, an established database marketing solutions provider, from World Marketing Inc. MBS offers a unique mix of knowledge-based marketing services and solutions that help marketers innovate, advance, and automate their marketing efforts for greater return on their investment.
buyer parent:GSI Commerce Solutions, Inc.
buyer: e-Dialog, Inc.
GSI Commerce® is a leading provider of services that enable e-commerce, multichannel retailing and interactive marketing. GSI delivers customized e-commerce solutions through an e-commerce platform, which is comprised of technology, fulfillment and customer care.
target parent: World Marketing Inc.
target: MBS insight
MBS offers a range of outsourced direct marketing services, including: strategic services for goal setting, measurement, and meaningful data identification and patterning; analytical solutions that help clients optimize marketing program response and revenue and efficiency.
price($mm)[EV]
$17 [$19]
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
6.3x
closed 3/18/2009 via BusinessWire

Agora Marketing Solutions, Inc., acquired USApubs, Inc.

synopsis: Agora Marketing Solutions, Inc. purchased substantially all of the assets of USAPubs, Inc. USAPubs, Inc. was the leading marketer of products and services (mainly magazines) via inbound calls that are generated from direct mail.
buyer parent:Blackstreet Capital Management
buyer: Agora Marketing Solutions, Inc.
Agora Marketing Solutions is an $81 million independent direct marketer of consumer products and services. Through its National Magazine Exchange division AMS sells products and services (mainly magazines) via inbound calls that are generated from direct mail.
target: USApubs, Inc.
USApubs, Inc. enables publishers to market directly to their target subscribers. In addition, USApubs, Inc. works to create new and strategic marketing partnerships to sell affinity clubs, long distance services, and other products and services to its customers.
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closed 9/27/2011 via Company Press Release

Abacus Software Limited, acquired Alliance Media Ltd.

synopsis: Leading digital publishing platform supplier Abacus e-Media has completed its acquisition of the subscription, fulfilment and direct marketing consultancy Alliance Media. Alliance will continue to operate from its offices in Bushey, Hertfordshire and directors Caral Mracek and Charles Arthur will join the Abacus management team.
buyer: Abacus Software Limited
Abacus Software Limited, doing business as Abacus e-Media, operates as a Web development agency in the United Kingdom.
target: Alliance Media Ltd.
Alliance Media is a subscription, fulfilment and direct marketing consultancy. They offer consumer, specialist and business/professional publishers practical, pragmatic and profit generating services to help them find, win and keep readers.
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closed 1/26/2011 via Company Press Release

ISIS Equity Partners LLP, acquired Valldata Services Limited

synopsis: ISIS, investing funds from the Baronsmead VCTs, has completed a £6.5m investment in Valldata, enabling the Management Buyout of the business from private vendors by its two key directors Hamish Horton and Martin Kirk.
buyer: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
ISIS is an independent business focusing on the needs and goals of the businesses they partner with. The businesses ISIS invests in are typically valued between £5m and £75m. ISIS has a well-established track record of helping ambitious entrepreneurs create long-term value and market leadership.
target: Valldata Services Limited
Valldata specialises in helping clients get closer to their customers. With over 30 years’ experience working with well-known charities, government bodies and leading retailers, Valldata has become one of the most trusted names in customer management.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 9/22/2011 via BNC Analysis

St. Ives plc, acquired Pragma Consulting Ltd.

synopsis: Marketing services and print group St. Ives Plc has acquired Twickenham-based retail and consumer consultancy Pragma Consulting Ltd. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
buyer: St. Ives plc(GB:SIV:$537.84)
St. Ives provides marketing services, printed products and display solutions to publishing, retail and commercial markets throughout the UK. Its focus is on delivering high quality products to customers who have a need for service, complex solutions and added value services.
target: Pragma Consulting Ltd.
Pragma Consulting Ltd. is a leading consultancy specialising in retail and consumer markets. The company provides marketing strategy and market research services to its clients.
price ($mm)
$5.17
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
10.0x
closed 2/3/2011 via Market Wire

KLM Marketing Services merged with BrandForce, Inc.,

synopsis: BrandForce and KLM Marketing Services (KLM) have announced a full merger of their San Francisco-based marketing firms. KLM's services include Brand Marketing, Demand Generation, Interactive Media, Social Media, and Partner Marketing.
buyer: BrandForce, Inc.
BrandForce stands as a leader in integrated consumer engagement services, creating a unique brand experience utilizing multiple channels: digital and branded entertainment, social media, experiential, retail shopper channel, partnership marketing, and direct response acquisition.
target: KLM Marketing Services
KLM Marketing Services delivers effective integrated B2B marketing programs, generating demand and impacting the bottom line for some of the high-tech industry's leading companies, including Cisco Systems, Oracle/Sun Microsystems, AMD, VMware, and Hitachi Data Systems.
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announced 7/14/2008 via BusinessWire

Impress Public Relations, Inc., will acquire Smithco Marketing + Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Impress Public Relations, Inc., a leading business-to-business PR agency specializing in the high-technology and life sciences industries, has reached agreement to acquire Smithco Marketing + Communications, Inc. as part of its expansion into a full-service provider of marketing communications services.
buyer: Impress Public Relations, Inc.
Impress Public Relations, Inc. is a fast growing international integrated marketing communications agency specializing in the micro- and nanoelectronics, life sciences and fine chemicals industries.
target: Smithco Marketing + Communications, Inc.
Smithco Marketing + Communications Inc. (Smithco M+C) specializes in delivering strategic marketing and communications campaigns for global leaders in high-tech and industrial markets.
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closed 11/1/2007 via PR Newswire

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired TRANZACT

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a New York-based private equity firm, has closed on the sale of MG LLC dba TRANZACT to a newly formed portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson for $185 million.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe.
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: TRANZACT
Based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, TRANZACT is the leader in providing end-to-end technology-driven customer acquisition solutions to the financial services and media and telecommunications sectors.
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closed 4/16/2007 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired Inform@rketing

synopsis: Experian, a global information solutions provider, has acquired Inform@rketing, one of Brazil's leading providers of direct marketing services. Inform@rketing is headquartered in Sao Paulo and demonstrates Experian's commitment to continuing its expansion and growth initiatives in Brazil.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services.
target: Inform@rketing
Inform@rketing provides direct marketing services to financial institutions. The company offers a complete array of marketing services for its clients including: Database management, Mailing list analysis and cleansing, Data enhancement and enrichment, Marketing campaign management.
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announced 7/24/2006 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Group Inc., will acquire Gotocustomer Services

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc. the leading global advertising and marketing services group, has entered into an agreement to acquire, through its Diversified Agency Services group, a majority ownership interest in Gotocustomer Services India.
buyer: Omnicom Group Inc.(OMC:$14,584.50)
Omnicom Group Inc. is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services.
target: Gotocustomer Services
Gotocustomer is a leading provider of field and retail marketing services to both national and multinational clients across India. The company offers specialized services in the areas of field marketing, retail marketing and promotional events.
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closed 7/7/2006 via

Intersections Inc., acquired Chartered Marketing Services, Inc.

synopsis: Intersections Inc., a leading provider of branded and fully-customized identity management solutions, announces its planned acquisition of Chartered Marketing Services, Inc. (CMSI), a privately-held direct marketer of consumer-oriented insurance and membership products.
buyer: Intersections Inc.(INTX:$364.63)
Intersections Inc. provides comprehensive identity theft protection and credit management services to more than two million consumer subscribers in the U.S. and Canada.
target parent: Spectrum Equity Investors
target: Chartered Marketing Services, Inc.
Since 1981 Chartered Marketing Services, located in Arlington Heights, IL, has provided end-to-end marketing solutions across multiple channels for a majority of the country's largest financial institutions and premier insurance companies.
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$59
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
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1.2x
EV / EBITDA
7.4x
closed 6/15/2006 via

Pitney Bowes Inc., acquired PMH Caramanning

synopsis: Pitney Bowes Inc. today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Advertising Audit Service (AAS) and PMH Caramanning. PMH Caramanning designs and manages customer and channel performance solutions.
buyer: Pitney Bowes Inc.(PBI:$4,844.50)
Pitney Bowes is a $5.7 billion global provider of integrated mailstream management solutions headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. The company serves over 2 million businesses of all sizes in more than 130 countries through dealer and direct operations.
target: PMH Caramanning
PMH Caramanning offers turnkey loyalty, incentive and certification solutions, including program strategy, web-based administration as well as collateral and reward fulfillment.
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closed 2/14/2011 via PR Newswire

Kelley Habib John, acquired Seidler Bernstein Inc.

synopsis: Kelley Habib John, a Boston-based strategic brand activation firm, has announced its acquisition of Cambridge-based Seidler Bernstein, a healthcare marketing communications firm specializing in the medical device, diagnostics, and research industries.
buyer: Kelley Habib John
For more than two decades, Kelley Habib John has operated as a hybrid between a strategic consultancy and a brand communications agency, helping organizations realize their vision and drive business success by using proven methodologies to strategically activate their brands.
target: Seidler Bernstein Inc.
Seidler Bernstein is a healthcare marketing communications firm specializing in the medical device, diagnostics, and research industries. The company uncovers customer needs and perceptions, market trends and competitive threats through a variety of resources.
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closed 12/9/2010 via BusinessWire

J. Knipper and Company, acquired Pharmagistics

synopsis: J. Knipper and Company, Inc., developing and delivering smart, effective and efficient commercial solutions to the healthcare community, announced that the Company has acquired competitor Pharmagistics from Publicis Touchpoint Solutions.
buyer: J. Knipper and Company
J. Knipper and Company, Inc., provides healthcare marketing solutions in direct marketing, sampling, compliance, information technology, and salesforce productivity. J. Knipper continues to offer innovative solutions to salesforce challenges, including MyPharmaRep.com and MySampleCloset.com.
target parent: Publicis Touchpoint Solutions, Inc.
target: Pharmagistics
Pharmagistics, LLC provides sample management, compliance, and logistical support solutions for healthcare and biotechnology companies in the United States. The company also offers sample compliance services, such as compliance consulting, document print and print management and other services.
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closed 9/20/2010 via BusinessWire

Triple i, acquired HealthBridge

synopsis: Triple i, a division of MediMedia, announced that it is acquiring Phoenix Marketing Group, LLC, currently doing business as HealthBridge Practitioner Access Solutions, from ExpressScripts, Inc., a leading US-based full-service pharmacy benefit management company.
buyer parent:Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Triple i
Triple i is a marketing solutions leader to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, delivering innovative, multichannel, relationship marketing solutions.
target parent: Express Scripts Inc.
target: HealthBridge
HealthBridge helps clients design customized integrated business solutions that make access to essential therapies easier for patients and practitioners. They help maximize patient starts through simplified solutions such as product marketing, sales support and supply chain processes.
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closed 9/15/2008 via finextra.com

First Derivatives plc, acquired Market Resource Partners

synopsis: Northern Ireland-based banking software developer First Derivatives has acquired US technology marketing company Market Resource Partners in a cash and shares deal.
buyer: First Derivatives plc
First Derivatives PLC is a leading global service provider in the Capital Markets technology sector with offices in New York, London and Ireland. We are widely renowned for the quality of our service and our product portfolio and for our pragmatic and commercial approach.
target: Market Resource Partners
Market Resource Partners specializes in the strategic development and tactical execution of integrated marketing programs for software and technology service firms.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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closed 3/13/2008 via Company Press Release

Cyber Media (India) Limited, acquired TDA Group

synopsis: CyberMedia, South Asia's first and largest specialty media house with a strong presence in media services has announced that it has acquired substantially all the assets of TDA Group, Inc., a California-based integrated marketing communications and custom publishing company, in a strategic move to expand the services business of the Company.
buyer: Cyber Media (India) Limited
Established in 1982, Cyber Media (India) Limited is a specialty media house, with eleven publications in the infotech, telecom, consumer electronics and biotech areas; and an end-to-end media value chain including the internet, events and television.
target: TDA Group
The TDA Group creates marketing programs and custom publications for high-technology companies. Combining strategy with precise execution, TDA marketing communications programs get your business noticed by the people who matter most: your customers, prospects, and partners.
price ($mm)
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$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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InnerWorkings, Inc.
InnerWorkings, Inc.
InnerWorkings, Inc. is a leading global marketing supply chain company servicing corporate clients across a wide range of industries. The company procures, manages and delivers printed materials and promotional products as part of a comprehensive outsourced enterprise solution.
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$797.70
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St. Ives plc
St. Ives plc
St. Ives provides marketing services, printed products and display solutions to publishing, retail and commercial markets throughout the UK. Its focus is on delivering high quality products to customers who have a need for service, complex solutions and added value services.
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2013
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$537.84
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$55.19
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$35.00
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Media Square plc
Media Square plc
Media Square provides marketing and marketing communications services. Its marketing services include point of purchase and production businesses, as well as print management, publishing services, and experiential design and marketing.
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B&D Litho, Inc.
B&D Litho is the largest independent trade-only printing company in the Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions. We do business as B&D Litho at our headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, as B&D Litho California from Ontario, California, and as Skyline Business Forms in Denver, Colorado.
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Baesman Group, Inc.
Baesman Group, Inc.
Baesman Group, Inc. provides commercial printing, finishing, marketing communications, and direct mail services.
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Directmail.com
Directmail.com
Directmail.com helps you outperform your competition by communicating directly to your buyers, donors, voters and members in the language that resonates with them in their preferred communication form, whether that is direct mail, e-mail, Twitter, Web, social media or more.
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GLS Companies, Inc.
GLS Companies, Inc.
GLS Companies is a Single Source Marketing Services Provider. From simple to complex projects, it can work alongside clients to help plan, build, deliver and fulfill a targeted, measured marketing and communications program.
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IBS Direct, Inc.
IBS Direct, Inc.
IBS Direct is an industry leader in implementing high-quality direct marketing campaigns with ease. Over the past forty years, IBS Direct has evolved to offer exceptional printing and program management, along with a dedication to provide cutting edge technology solutions.
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John Blackburn Ltd.
John Blackburn Ltd., a direct mail and printing company, provides direct marketing solutions.
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Johnson & Quin, Inc.
Johnson & Quin, Inc.
Johnson & Quin is a full-service provider of integrated marketing solutions and production services. Johnson & Quin offers the latest in integrated marketing solutions, data services and personalization technologies.
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Kirkwood Holdings
Kirkwood Holdings
Kirkwood Holdings is a renowned commercial printing and direct marketing communications company. The award-winning Kirkwood offers clients personalized consultations, singular craftsmanship, accountability, and value.
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Modern Litho
Modern Litho
Regarded as a premier printer of specialized publications for niche markets, Modern Litho’s capabilities include high-performance offset print, finishing and distribution of marketing and member communications, advanced variable data print, direct mail, and mailing services.
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The EGT Group, Inc.
The EGT Group, Inc.
The EGT Group, Inc. is a full service graphic communications solution provider located in Madison Heights, Michigan. It offers complete in-house production of conventional and digital print products as well as full service direct mail and fulfillment capabilities.
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Think Patented
Think Patented
Think Patented is an IDEA company that creates marketing programs that deliver a customer's message to its intended audience, through the use of direct mail, digital and conventional printing, One2One Marketing strategies, personalized websites and promotional items.
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Transcontinental Inc.
Transcontinental Inc.
Transcontinental Inc. is Canada’s leading printer of direct marketing products, inserts, flyers, books and newspapers, and a strong second in the printing of magazines, catalogues and directories.
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INFOCUS Marketing, Inc.
INFOCUS Marketing, Inc.
INFOCUS Marketing is a provider of direct marketing services to trade associations and business organizations. They specialize in creating revenue by providing responsive list management and brokerage services, digital printing, direct mail, fulfillment, list-data and email services.
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Gotocustomer Services
Gotocustomer is a leading provider of field and retail marketing services to both national and multinational clients across India. The company offers specialized services in the areas of field marketing, retail marketing and promotional events.
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The Schwartz Group, Inc.
The Schwartz Group, Inc.
The Schwartz Group is dedicated to providing pharmaceutical, medical device, medical communication, market research and other healthcare companies that target hospitals and/or Physician offices - a professional, brand image conscious alternative to call center telemarketing.
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SW!TCH Studio, Inc.
SW!TCH Studio, Inc.
SW!TCH Studio has delivered specialized branded content in print, online and digital devices for over 19 years through publication design, identity and art direction.
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Agency Access
Agency Access
Agency Access is the only one stop promotional service that takes care of direct marketing for commercial photographers, illustrators, artist reps and stock agencies. The company's sole purpose is to help its members find new clients.
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