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closed 12/15/2010 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired 72andSunny PR

synopsis: MDC Partners announced that they have acquired a majority interest in high-profile brand agency 72andSunny. Based in Los Angeles and Amsterdam, the full service agency conceives and executes fully integrated campaigns across all media for top global brands.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic solutions and services multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America.
target: 72andSunny PR
72andsunny is a modern full-service design and advertising company with offices in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Founded in 2004, they are dedicated to unleashing creativity across all platforms and solving tough business problems with massively integrated ideas.
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announced 9/29/2011 via PR Newswire

Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd., will acquire Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Jingwei International Ltd ("Jingwei"), a leading provider of data-mining, interactive marketing and software services in China, announced that its subsidiary has entered into an Agreement to dispose of its legacy media business in Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd. to Mr. George Du, the CEO, President and Chairman of Jingwei.
buyer: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients.
target parent: Jingwei International Limited
target: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients.
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$0.86
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired DPZ

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced the acquisition of a majority stake in DPZ, one of Brazil's leading advertising agencies. Founded in 1968, DPZ is one of the largest independent advertising agencies in Brazil with approximately 230 employees. The agency is headquartered in São Paulo, with offices in Rio, Brasilia and Vitoria.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA(PGPEF:$9,345.65)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services.
target: DPZ
Founded in 1968, DPZ is one of the largest independent advertising agencies in Brazil with approximately 230 employees. The agency is headquartered in São Paulo, with offices in Rio, Brasilia and Vitoria. DPZ's key clients include prominent international and local brands such as Coca Cola.
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$58
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closed 7/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has taken a majority stake in its longterm affiliate Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett, one of the biggest and most distinguished creative advertising agencies in Switzerland. The agency provides the full range of advertising and communication services. Publicis Groupe previously had a minority (40%) stake in the agency.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA(PGPEF:$9,345.65)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services.
target: Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett
Founded in 2002, Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett is a full-service advertising agency based in Zurich, Switzerland. The agency employs nearly 80 communications professionals and provides the full range of advertising and communication services, including below-the-line and digital services.
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announced 4/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Leo Burnett Company, will acquire Tailor Made

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Tailor Made, a Brazilian independent advertising agency established by Paulo Giovanni. The agency will be integrated into Leo Burnett Brazil and chaired by Paulo Giovanni.
buyer parent:Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Leo Burnett Company
Leo Burnett Worldwide, comprising the Leo Burnett brand agency and marketing partner Arc Worldwide, is one of the world's largest agency networks and a subsidiary of Publicis Groupe, the world's fourth-largest communications company.
target: Tailor Made
Tailor Made is a Brazilian independent advertising agency established by Paulo Giovanni.
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announced 4/26/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Worldwide, will acquire GP7

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire GP7, a Sao Paulo-based advertising agency focused on emerging social classes as well as travel and tourism. The agency will be renamed Publicis Red Lion (a unit of Publicis Brazil), and will be aligned with Publicis Worldwide.
buyer parent:Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Worldwide
Publicis Worldwide ranks among the largest global marketing communications companies. The network spans 82 countries with approximately 9,000 employees. Its total offering includes advertising; interactive and digital marketing; CRM and direct marketing.
target: GP7
GP7 is a Sao Paulo-based advertising agency focused on emerging social classes as well as travel and tourism. It was established in 2004 and employs 40 communications specialists. The agency offers a full range of advertising and communications services.
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closed 1/27/2011 via BNC Analysis

Hirschen Group GmbH, acquired Lissner Rappel Werbeagentur GmbH

synopsis: Hirschen Group GmbH, an advertising agency with offices in Hamburg, Berlin and Cologne, is opening a branch in Munich, with the acquistion of the local agency, Lissner Rappel.
buyer: Hirschen Group GmbH
Hirschen Group GmbH offers advertising services in Germany.
target: Lissner Rappel Werbeagentur GmbH
Lissner Rappel Werbeagentur GmbH operates as an advertising agency in Munich, Germany.
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closed 1/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Catapult Systems, Inc., acquired The Ad Ranch

synopsis: Award-winning Microsoft IT consulting firm, Catapult Systems, has announced it has acquired The Ad Ranch, an Austin-based advertising and interactive company, and has launched Slingrock, a new interactive branding, design and marketing agency.
buyer: Catapult Systems, Inc.
Catapult Systems provides Microsoft IT consulting services in enterprise solutions, infrastructure and custom development. Catapult has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Tampa and Washington D.C.
target: The Ad Ranch
The Ad Ranch is an Austin-based advertising and interactive company that specializes in Corporate Branding.
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closed 5/7/2010 via BusinessWire

ParkerHayden, Inc. merged with BrandExtract, LLC.,

synopsis: Integrated branding and communications consulting firm BrandExtract, LLC, announced that it has merged with ParkerHayden, Inc., creating one of the region’s most experienced and comprehensive integrated branding, marketing and communications firms.
buyer: BrandExtract, LLC.
BrandExtract is a brand experience company that provides savvy business solutions and creative, compelling marketing that help clients grow.
target: ParkerHayden, Inc.
Parker: Hayden is a Houston-based design and advertising agency.
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closed 4/9/2010 via BusinessWire

Round2 Communications, acquired AW Communications

synopsis: Round2 Communications recently completed the full acquisition of AW Communications, an advertising and media group. The acquisitions continue the five year strategic plan set forth by agency Chairman and CEO Garfield Ricketts by expanding Round2’s global media footprint and bringing the agency’s overall billings to approximately $150MM.
buyer: Round2 Communications
Founded in 1993 by CEO Garfield Ricketts, Los Angeles–based Round2 was created to accelerate client success by delivering customized advertising media solutions through our dedicated team of experienced specialists and skilled negotiators.
target: AW Communications
AW Communications is an advertising and media group specialising in the creation of above and below the line marketing campaigns and the placement of advertising in the media. Three companies operate within the group: t7F London, AW Media, and nextdoor.
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$32
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closed 3/5/2010 via BusinessWire

Round2 Communications, acquired Robson Brown

synopsis: Round2 Communications recently completed the full acquisition of Robson Brown, a 90-person agency, which launched in 1983. The acquisitions continue the five year strategic plan set forth by agency Chairman and CEO Garfield Ricketts by expanding Round2’s global media footprint and bringing the agency’s overall billings to approximately $150MM.
buyer: Round2 Communications
Founded in 1993 by CEO Garfield Ricketts, Los Angeles–based Round2 was created to accelerate client success by delivering customized advertising media solutions through our dedicated team of experienced specialists and skilled negotiators.
target: Robson Brown
Robson Brown, a 90-person agency, which launched in 1983 and bills approximately $55MM (£37MM) annually from such clients as Dreams, Metrocentre, Bellway, Manchester Arndale, Flymo, Newcastle Building Society, Benfield, Smokefree North East, Gentoo, NE1, Sealy Beds, and more.
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closed 9/3/2009 via BusinessWire

Hakuhodo, Inc., acquired Mendelsohn Zien

synopsis: Mendelsohn Zien LLC announced that it has completed its transfer of ownership to Hakuhodo, Inc., the eighth largest advertising agency network in the world. In May of 2003, Hakuhodo became a minority partner in Mendelsohn Zien. Since then, the two companies have worked together on a number of projects both nationally and internationally.
buyer parent:Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Hakuhodo, Inc.
Hakuhodo, Inc., a subsidiary of Hakuhodo DY Holdings, is the 8th largest advertising agency in the world. They offer marketing and communications services including branding, strategice marketing, creative campaigns, and interactive marketing.
target: Mendelsohn Zien
Mendelsohn Zien Advertising is a full-service agency. Mendelsohn Zien creates advertising for all media and ensure that their communication builds customer relationships, provides meaningful information, distinguishes the client's product from others, and makes every dollar work like three.
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closed 12/9/2008 via BusinessWire

The Partnership, Inc., acquired LevelOne Design, Inc.

synopsis: The Partnership, an independent interactive, advertising and design agency, recently announced the acquisition of Atlanta’s LevelOne Design.
buyer: The Partnership, Inc.
The Partnership, Inc. is a full-service interactive, advertising and design agency headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1983, The Partnership develops impactful campaigns for clients.
target: LevelOne Design, Inc.
LevelOne is an award-winning interactive and design agency whose team demonstrates a passion for providing imaginative creative solutions to their clients everyday.
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closed 12/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Leo Burnett Company, acquired W&K Communications

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced the acquisition of the Chinese full-service advertising agency W&K Communications. Effective immediately, the agency will be re-branded as Leo Burnett W&K Beijing Advertising Co. and will become part of Leo Burnett Greater China operations.
buyer parent:Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Leo Burnett Company
Leo Burnett Worldwide, comprising the Leo Burnett brand agency and marketing partner Arc Worldwide, is one of the world's largest agency networks and a subsidiary of Publicis Groupe, the world's fourth-largest communications company.
target: W&K Communications
W&K Communications employs nearly one hundred communications specialists between its Beijing and Guangzhou offices. The Chinese agency provides extensive services in advertising, promotions, television production and media buying.
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closed 11/12/2008 via PR Newswire

Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc., acquired Mcgarry Bowen Llc

synopsis: Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc. announced that it has acquired celebrated advertising agency mcgarrybowen. mcgarrybowen's New York headquarters, Chicago office and its digital arm, Continuity, will all continue to operate under the leadership of the mcgarrybowen executive management team, which now has access to the global resources of Dentsu.
buyer parent:Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc.
Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dentsu Inc., the world's largest single agency brand and the fifth largest agency holding company
target: Mcgarry Bowen Llc
mcgarrybowen is a fully-integrated agency with advertising, design, relationship marketing and a digital arm, Continuity. The Agency has been the recipient of many honors, including Adweek's President's Award for the "non-traditional agency having the greatest impact on the industry."
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$51
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closed 7/14/2008 via PR Newswire

BBDO WORLDWIDE, acquired Barefoot

synopsis: BBDO Worldwide announced that it has acquired Barefoot, Cincinnati's premier creative advertising agency. The 15-year old agency will become part of BBDO North America and a member of the Proximity Worldwide Network, BBDO's award-winning global direct and digital marketing network.
buyer parent:Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: BBDO WORLDWIDE
BBDO Worldwide is part of Omnicom Group Inc. In 2008, BBDO was named Network of the Year at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes for the second year in a row as well as winner of The Gunn Report as the most awarded agency network in the world for the second consecutive year.
target: Barefoot
Founded in 1993, Barefoot is one of the fastest-growing advertising agencies in the country. Barefoot has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, making it onto the magazine's inaugural "Inc. 5000. list.
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closed 2/5/2008 via Company Description

Photon Group Ltd., acquired Naked Communications, Ltd

synopsis: Photon Group announced the acquisition of the world’s most highly regarded communications strategy consultancy, Naked Communications Ltd. Naked is an international, media neutral communications planning consultancy.
buyer: Photon Group Ltd.(PHRLF:$334.92)
Photon Group Limited provides marketing services, specializing in retail marketing and merchandising, advertising, public relations, graphic design, digital printing, production sales of e-mail marketing, events management, direct marketing, market research services and online marketing.
target: Naked Communications, Ltd
Naked is an international, media neutral communications planning consultancy. The business was established to bridge the gap between media buyers and creative agencies and has since established niche operations across several different disciplines, including digital planning.
price ($mm)
$38
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$35
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closed 5/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Viewpoint Corporation, acquired MAKOS Advertising, L.P.

synopsis: Viewpoint Corporation, a leading Internet Marketing Technology company, has completed the acquisition of MAKOS Advertising, L.P., an Austin, Texas based full service creative agency that specializes in broadcast and video advertising, branding and graphic design.
buyer: Viewpoint Corporation(ENLV:$0.00)
Enliven Marketing Technologies Corporation is a leading Internet Marketing Technology Company, offering Internet marketing and online advertising solutions through a powerful combination of proprietary visualization technology, and a Premium Rich Media advertising platform.
target: MAKOS Advertising, L.P.
MAKOS specializes in strategic advertising and marketing for consumer/retail, business-to-business and high-tech clients across all media - including television, radio, print and web design.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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$2
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closed 2/9/2011 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Anomaly

synopsis: MDC Partners has announced that it has acquired a majority partnership stake in Anomaly. Anomaly is a new-model, multi-disciplinary marketing communications firm. Its blue chip client roster includes Nike Inc's Converse, Umbro & Cole Haan, Budweiser, Sony, P&G, Pepsi, Motorola and Diageo.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean.
target: Anomaly
Anomaly is a new-model, multidisciplinary marketing communications firm with offices in New York City and London. Its blue chip client roster includes Nike Inc's Converse, Umbro & Cole Haan, Budweiser, Sony, P&G, Pepsi, Motorola and Diageo.
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closed 2/2/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Peppercom, Inc., acquired H2O Associates LLC

synopsis: Peppercom, a strategic communications firm, has announced its acquisition of H2O Associates, a leading interactive and creative services agency. The acquisition significantly expands Peppercom’s interactive and creative service offerings and positions the firm as an integrated communications solutions provider.
buyer: Peppercom, Inc.
Peppercom, Inc. is a strategic communications firm headquartered in New York, with offices in San Francisco and London, which focuses on understanding the business of a client's business.
target: H2O Associates LLC
H2O Associates is a leading interactive and creative services agency. The award-winning firm’s eight professionals serve a variety of clients in the business-to-business and business-to-consumer sectors. Specific expertise includes: publishing, health care, financial services and consumer products.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 12/15/2010 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired 72andSunny PR

synopsis: MDC Partners announced that they have acquired a majority interest in high-profile brand agency 72andSunny. Based in Los Angeles and Amsterdam, the full service agency conceives and executes fully integrated campaigns across all media for top global brands.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic solutions and services multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America.
target: 72andSunny PR
72andsunny is a modern full-service design and advertising company with offices in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Founded in 2004, they are dedicated to unleashing creativity across all platforms and solving tough business problems with massively integrated ideas.
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closed 2/22/2010 via PR Newswire

72andSunny, acquired Unlock PR

synopsis: 72andSunny announced the acquisition of Unlock PR, a bicoastal full-service social media and public relations firm. Unlock PR, helmed by founder Kerry Fitzmaurice, will be called 72andSunny PR and Fitzmaurice will take the title of PR Director.
buyer: 72andSunny
72andsunny is a modern full-service design and advertising company with offices in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Founded in 2004, they are dedicated to unleashing creativity across all platforms and solving tough business problems with massively integrated ideas.
target: Unlock PR
unlockPR is a full communications agency that attains big-agency results, while offering the personalized attention only offered in a boutique environment.
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 1/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Allison & Partners, acquired Century PR

synopsis: Allison+Partners announced that it has finalized all legal proceedings in China to acquire the clients and employees of Century PR. Century PR is boutique PR agency with core strength in Corporate Communication and Technology practice.
buyer parent:MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison & Partners
Allison+Partners is a global communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The firm is organized around seven practices: Consumer Marketing, Corporate, Global China Practice, Health + Wellness, Public Affairs, Social Impact, and Technology + Digital Media.
target: Century PR
Century PR was established in 2010 by Jerry Zhu, Richard Zhang and Jackie Zhang with an emphasis on B2B and corporate communications for clients such as Honeywell, Reed, Happy Life and CITIC Group.
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closed 1/8/2014 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Luntz Global

synopsis: MDC Partners Inc. announced that it has acquired a majority partnership interest in Luntz Global, one of the world's most renowned and respected language and messaging companies. Luntz Global creates customized language research projects for emergency communications management, employee relations, image management, brand building, and more.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a Business Transformation Organization that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients.
target: Luntz Global
Luntz Global is the nation's leading language consultancy. Luntz Global creates customized language research projects for emergency communications management, employee relations, image management, brand building, public relations, political relations, and more.
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announced 3/20/2012 via New York Times

MDC Partners, Inc., will acquire TargetCast tcm, Inc.

synopsis: MDC Partners is acquiring a majority stake in TargetCast TCM, a New York media agency that has 110 employees who work on accounts with more than $600 million in billings from clients that include AMC, Expedia, Hotels.com, New York Life and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a Business Transformation Organization that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients.
target: TargetCast tcm, Inc.
TargetCast tcm is a leading independent media communications agency in the US, with billings over $500 million. Headquartered in New York, TargetCast tcm provides a portfolio of media services from research, strategy, planning and buying to optimization and analytics.
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closed 3/5/2012 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Dotbox, Inc.

synopsis: MDC Partners, Inc announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Dotbox, Inc., a New York-based full-service social commerce firm that has a client roster of premium fashion, affordable luxury and mass retail clients.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a Business Transformation Organization that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients.
target: Dotbox, Inc.
Dotbox, Inc. builds next-generation digital experiences at the intersection of ecommerce & social media. Its expertise is in merging content and commerce, with a social flair, and an onmi-channel perspective across high fashion, home, beauty and luxury.
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closed 10/17/2011 via PR Newswire

Kwittken & Company L.L.C., acquired Epoch PR

synopsis: kwittken + company worldwide ("KCO"), a kbs+p partner company and a member of the MDC Partners Network, announced it has acquired 100% of Epoch PR, a London-based multi-specialist corporate communications PR agency. The agency works with entrepreneurial start-ups to global blue-chip brands.
buyer parent:MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Kwittken & Company L.L.C.
kwittken + company worldwide is an elite, multi-specialist PR and marketing agency that works with established and emerging brands in a wide variety of sectors to help them realize their business goals through intelligently designed, results-oriented communications campaigns.
target: Epoch PR
Epoch PR is a public relations agency that works primarily in the corporate and B2B markets serving clients across a range of sectors including technology, telecommunications, professional services, energy, financial services, public sector and the environment.
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closed 9/19/2011 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Laird + Partners

synopsis: MDC Partners announced that they have acquired a majority interest in Laird+Partners, a New York based creative agency specializing in fashion, lifestyle and luxury branding communications. Laird+Partners works with its clients on a broad range of initiatives from traditional advertising to comprehensive digital services.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean.
target: Laird + Partners
Laird+Partners is a New York based creative agency specializing in fashion, lifestyle and luxury branding communications. Laird+Partners works with its clients on a broad range of initiatives from traditional advertising to comprehensive digital services.
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closed 9/16/2011 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Concentric Pharma Advertising

synopsis: MDC Partners has acquired a majority stake in leading healthcare and pharma advertising and marketing agency, Concentric Pharma Advertising. Named 2011 Agency of the Year by the Med Ad News, Concentric is a full-service, independent, healthcare advertising and promotion agency with a focus on the specialty pharma sector.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean.
target: Concentric Pharma Advertising
Concentric Pharma Advertising is a full-service, independent, healthcare advertising and promotion agency with a focus on the specialty pharma sector. Concentric has built a top tier client list that includes Alcon Labs, Allergan, Bayer HealthCare, Discovery Labs, Genentech, and many more.
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closed 2/9/2011 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Anomaly

synopsis: MDC Partners has announced that it has acquired a majority partnership stake in Anomaly. Anomaly is a new-model, multi-disciplinary marketing communications firm. Its blue chip client roster includes Nike Inc's Converse, Umbro & Cole Haan, Budweiser, Sony, P&G, Pepsi, Motorola and Diageo.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean.
target: Anomaly
Anomaly is a new-model, multidisciplinary marketing communications firm with offices in New York City and London. Its blue chip client roster includes Nike Inc's Converse, Umbro & Cole Haan, Budweiser, Sony, P&G, Pepsi, Motorola and Diageo.
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closed 12/15/2010 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired 72andSunny PR

synopsis: MDC Partners announced that they have acquired a majority interest in high-profile brand agency 72andSunny. Based in Los Angeles and Amsterdam, the full service agency conceives and executes fully integrated campaigns across all media for top global brands.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic solutions and services multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America.
target: 72andSunny PR
72andsunny is a modern full-service design and advertising company with offices in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Founded in 2004, they are dedicated to unleashing creativity across all platforms and solving tough business problems with massively integrated ideas.
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closed 12/1/2010 via AP - Associated Press

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Kenna

synopsis: MDC Partners announced that they have acquired a majority interest in industry leading data analytics and marketing solutions firm, Kenna. Kenna delivers hosted sales and marketing solutions and services that help their clients build and sustain customer value, accelerate sales cycles, and improve collaboration with channel partners.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic solutions and services multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America.
target parent: Newport Partners Holdings L.P
target: Kenna
Through a wide range of data analytics and performance marketing services, Kenna designs strategic initiatives that optimize the relevance of every consumer interaction and experience.
price ($mm)
$26
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2010 via PR Newswire

Source Marketing, acquired Think 360 Inc.

synopsis: Source Marketing, a member of the MDC Partners network, announced that they have acquired leading integrated marketing agency Think 360 Inc. The agency provides marketing strategy and implementation services for blue chip CPG clients including Heinz, Pepperidge Farm, Hain Celestial, Crayola, Tata Beverage Group and Unilever.
buyer parent:MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Source Marketing
Source Marketing is a diversified marketing services agency providing promotional, experiential, retail, digital and direct marketing services, specializing in "Right Now Marketing" that can be deployed quickly to achieve business objectives.
target: Think 360 Inc.
Think 360 is an integrated marketing agency with a single mission: creating movement. Founded in 2001 by Karen Koslow, Think 360 was conceived to provide insight-led, big idea thinking, combined with strategic, cross-disciplinary marketing approaches.
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closed 8/2/2010 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Relevent

synopsis: MDC Partners announced that they have acquired a majority interest in leading experiential marketing firm, Relevent. Relevent is a full service marketing agency, with a top tier client list including Nike, Heineken, Victoria's Secret, Renaissance, Gilt Groupe, Diageo, Conde Nast Digital, Moet Hennessy, and William Grant & Sons.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic solutions and services multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America.
target: Relevent
Relevent is a leading experiential marketing firm. Relevent provides strategic development, branded entertainment, event production, creative development and execution.
price ($mm)
$11*
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closed 5/11/2010 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Integrated Media Solutions, LLC.

synopsis: MDC Partners announced that they have acquired a majority interest in leading direct response media and analytics firm, Integrated Media Solutions ("IMS"). IMS is especially adept at customer acquisition lead generation campaigns that motivate consumers to act immediately - with a call, click, visit to purchase or information request.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic and performance marketing solutions and services to multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America.
target: Integrated Media Solutions, LLC.
Based in Los Angeles and New York, with over 130 employees, Integrated Media Solutions specializes in direct response media and analytics, with specific expertise in search marketing and digital.
price($mm)[EV]
$20 [$2.01]*
rev ($mm)
$29
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
2.2x
closed 5/5/2010 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Allison & Partners

synopsis: MDC Partners announced that they have acquired a majority interest in award winning public relations firm, Allison & Partners. Allison & Partners offers clients the responsiveness of an entrepreneurial culture with the experience to deliver the deep industry expertise and measurable results that clients demand.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic and performance marketing solutions and services to multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America.
target: Allison & Partners
Allison & Partners a public relations firm, Headquartered in San Francisco. The firm specializes in consumer marketing, corporate communications, social impact, technology, public affairs and healthcare.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2010 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Team Enterprises

synopsis: MDC Partners announced that they have acquired a majority interest in TEAM Enterprises. TEAM is one of the nations largest and most successful experiential marketing firms. They specialize in Spectacle Events, National Sales & Marketing Program Execution, Social Media and Data Capture.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic and performance marketing solutions and services to multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America.
target: Team Enterprises
Team Enterprises is one of the nations largest and most successful experiential marketing firms. The firm services Fortune 100 clients and produces immersive, interactive brand experiences that physically engage, and influence consumers where they live, work and play.
price ($mm)
$11*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2010 via Capital IQ

MDC Communications Corp., acquired Communifx, Inc.

synopsis: MDC Partners Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Communifx, a data analytics and database marketing firm that specializes in engagement marketing and optimization solutions.
buyer: MDC Communications Corp.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic and performance marketing solutions and services to multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America.
target: Communifx, Inc.
Communifx is a customer engagement agency that takes a data-driven, analytically-led approach to relevant marketing communications across all channels in both B2C and B2B sectors.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/15/2006 via

H.I.G. Capital, purchased Secure Products International Group from MDC Communications Corp.

synopsis: MDC Communications has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the stock of its printing business, Secure Products International Group, to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital in exchange for consideration equal to approximately $27 million.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital LLC is a leading private equity and venture capital investment firm with more than $3.5 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential.
seller: MDC Communications Corp.(MDCA:$1,117.20)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic and performance marketing solutions and services to multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
announced 4/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Resource Interactive LLC, will acquire Ammirati

synopsis: Resource, the country's largest privately-held digital marketing firm, announced plans to acquire New York-based creative agency Ammirati. The move brings together two entrepreneurial and proudly independent companies to create a new breed creative agency with 400+ associates spanning five offices.
buyer: Resource Interactive LLC
Resource is the country's largest independent, digitally led marketing agency, with 350 employees and offices in Columbus, Chicago, Cincinnati and San Francisco. Resource builds OPEN Brands that empower consumers and deliver results through creativity, technology and content.
target: Ammirati
Ammirati is an independent marketing company that creatively solves business problems for their clients. Ammirati serves as a strategic partner with core capabilities in advertising, design, interactive and shopper marketing.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

BlueFocus Communication Group, acquired Metta Communications

synopsis: Metta Communications has been acquired by BlueFocus Communication Group, a China-based ad group offering branding, digital and public relations services. Metta Communications Limited offers marketing and branding services. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in North Point, Hong Kong.
buyer: BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group is China's largest marketing services group. It owns a range of PR, media buying, experiential, digital, digital advertising and network gaming businesses in China. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Beijing.
target: Metta Communications
Metta Communications Limited offers marketing and branding services. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in North Point, Hong Kong.
price ($mm)
$23
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/24/2014 via PR Newswire

The CHR Group, acquired JVST Inc.

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York City-based integrated marketing services holding company, announces that it has acquired JVST, a full-service digital advertising and design agency based in San Francisco. JVST will maintain its brand and operate from The CHR Group's new offices in the heart of San Francisco.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group is an independent, globally oriented marketing services holding company. The firm has a unique vision on the evolution of the agency holding company and has been built and designed from the ground up to answer today's evolving client needs.
target: JVST Inc.
Founded in 2008, JVST Inc. is a full-service digital advertising and design agency based in San Francisco, specializing in innovative and high-impact brand advertising tailored to inject brands into the cultural currents.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, acquired Memac Ogilvy

synopsis: Ogilvy & Mather, one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Memac Ogilvy. Memac Ogilvy, a marketing communications agency based in the Middle East, has been associated with Ogilvy & Mather since 1986.
buyer parent:WPP Group, plc
buyer: Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services including: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; and various marketings.
target: Memac Ogilvy
Memac Ogilvy started its operation in Bahrain in 1984. The company offers advertising, public relations, direct marketing, activation, planning and creative services to a large portfolio of clients through 14 offices across the Middle East and North Africa.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Barc Communications, Inc. merged with Trepoint,

synopsis: Trepoint, Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing and technology services and an Inc. 5000 listed company, announced that it has completed the merger with Barc Communications, Inc., a privately owned full-service marketing agency headquartered in San Francisco.
buyer: Trepoint
Trepoint helps mid-sized companies and challenger brands looking for expertise. The company provides integrated marketing services that include digital, creative, brand strategy, social media campaigns, mobile apps, and interactive media platforms.
target: Barc Communications, Inc.
Barc Communications is a privately owned full-service marketing agency. Barc believes it takes big ideas to bring a client's brand to life. Reaching today's consumer means going beyond traditional thinking. It means speaking their language and approaching them in unconventional ways.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 1/22/2014 via Wall Street Journal

ZenithOptiMedia, acquired Applied Media Logic (Pty) Ltd.

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced the acquisition of South African media agency Applied Media Logic (AML), which will be aligned with the global media network ZenithOptimedia. Applied Media Logic offers media and marketing services.
buyer parent:Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: ZenithOptiMedia
ZenithOptimedia is a leading global media services network with 250 offices in 74 countries. ZenithOptimedia is part of Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group, and the world's second largest media counsel and buying group.
target: Applied Media Logic (Pty) Ltd.
Applied Media Logic offers media and marketing services. Its clientele include L'Oréal, Reckitt Benckiser, FutureLife, Frank.net, House of Mandela, Fedhealth and Nashua. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2014 via BusinessWire

ICF International, acquired Mostra S.A.

synopsis: GHK Consulting, Ltd., a subsidiary of ICF International, a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, announced that it has closed on the acquisition of Mostra SA, a leading communications firm based in Brussels
buyer: ICF International(ICFI:$951.50)
ICF International partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, and transportation; health, education, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets.
target parent: E-Capital Equity Management
target: Mostra S.A.
Founded in 1986, Mostra is a fully integrated communications firm with some 140 employees offering end-to-end, multi-channel communications solutions to assist government and commercial clients in reaching out to their stakeholders and customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2013 via Wall Street Journal

ZenithOptiMedia, acquired Walker Media Holdings Ltd.

synopsis: ZenithOptiMedia announced the acquisition of Walker Media. The company is one of the leading independent media agencies in the UK, retaining a place in the top 10 UK media agency ranking, and commanding a list of long-standing blue chip clients, including Marks & Spencer, Dixons Group, KFC, Halfords and Weetabix.
buyer parent:Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: ZenithOptiMedia
Zenith Media USA, is part of Publicis Groupe’s ZenithOptimedia Worldwide, and is known as “The ROI Agency.” ZenithOptimedia is Advertising Age’s Global Media Agency of the Year and the world’s sixth largest media agency.
target parent: M&C Saatchi plc
target: Walker Media Holdings Ltd.
Walker Media Holdings, Ltd. through it's subsidiaries operates as a media company in the United Kingdom. Its services include media buying, strategic media planning, implementational media planning, digital interactive, online planning and buying, organic search, paid search, sponsorship, and more.
price ($mm)
$59*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/20/2013 via Company Press Release

VML, Inc., acquired Biggs|Gilmore Communications

synopsis: VML, a leading global digital marketing company, announced it has agreed to acquire digital agency Biggs|Gilmore. Biggs|Gilmore is a hybrid agency with a core expertise in integration of offline and online marketing strategies.
buyer parent:WPP Group, plc
buyer: VML, Inc.
VML is a global digital marketing agency with major operations on six continents. Since its founding in 1992, VML has been dedicated to delivering creative solutions at the intersection of marketing and technology.
target: Biggs|Gilmore Communications
Founded in 1973, Biggs|Gilmore is a hybrid agency with a core expertise in integration of offline and online marketing strategies. Biggs|Gilmore delivers award-winning results for Fortune 1000 clients via integrated branding, advertising and e-business solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

MRM Worldwide, Inc., acquired E/OU

synopsis: MRM, a top global digital and direct agency within McCann Worldgroup, has acquired the fast-growing, award-winning Brazilian agency E/OU. This acquisition, which will be called E/OU MRM, expands and strengthens MRM's current global footprint of 31 offices in 22 countries. MRM works with some of the world's leading brands.
buyer parent:Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: MRM Worldwide, Inc.
MRM Worldwide's strategic, creative, and technological expertise - including deep experience with segmentation, targeting, and analytic tools and methodologies - deliver the most effective marketing programs and platforms in the world.
target: E/OU
Established in 2003, E/OU is a fast-growing agency in Brazil, providing a range of digital, direct, relationship and CRM services. Its largest clients include GM, Santander, Qualicorp, BASF, Michelin, Universidade Metodista and AC Camargo.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Beehive Communications Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced the acquisition of Beehive Communications, one of India’s foremost independent integrated communications agencies specializing in cutting edge marketing and communications services for clients across South Asia.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA(PGPEF:$9,345.65)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. It offers the full range of services and skills: digital, creative services, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media strategy, planning and buying and healthcare communications.
target: Beehive Communications Pvt. Ltd.
Beehive Communications is an independently-owned integrated communications solutions provider, established in India in 2003. They are headquartered in India and have a presence across South Asia, with offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Dhaka and Sharjah.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/17/2013 via PR Web

MP Agency, LLC, acquired Martz Agency

synopsis: Phoenix Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Parsons announced the acquisition of Martz Agency by MP Agency, L.L.C., an organization owned by Parsons. Martz Agency is a full-service marketing firm based in Arizona.
buyer: MP Agency, LLC
MP Agency, LLC was founded by GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons. Bob Parsons is a philanthropist and entrepreneur.
target: Martz Agency
Martz Agency is a full-service marketing firm based in Arizona. Their services include marketing, creative, public relations, events, media, television, social media, radio, print, outdoor, interactive, banner ads, billboards, pay-per-click, and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Kellen Communications, acquired Wilbanks Agency

synopsis: Kellen Communications, a public relations business in Atlanta, acquired Birmingham-based Wilbanks Agency for an undisclosed price. Wilbanks' services include new business development, social media strategy, grass roots campaigns, and more.
buyer parent:The Kellen Company
buyer: Kellen Communications
Kellen Communications provides strategic communications programs that inform audiences, direct perceptions and deliver success to their clients. Its services include marketing communications, public relations, digital marketing, web design & development, public affairs and social media campaigns.
target: Wilbanks Agency
Wilbanks Agency provides clients with elite public relations counsel through strategic brand development and precise market analysis. The company's other services include new business development, social media strategy, grass roots campaigns, and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 8/6/2013 via PR Newswire

Stericycle, Inc., acquired Eclipse Marketing Ltd.

synopsis: ExpertSOLUTIONS, a strategic business unit of Stericycle, Inc., announced that it has acquired Eclipse Marketing, a leading customer relationship management (CRM) marketing company with expertise in recalls in the United Kingdom and Europe. Their services range From database design to their cutting-edge Multi-channel Contact Centre.
buyer: Stericycle, Inc.(SRCL:$1,913.15)
Stericycle's primary business comprises of disposal services for medical and biohazardous waste. The Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS division provides the most comprehensive collection of brand protection services, including recall and retrieval services, mystery shopping, and sustainability solutions.
target: Eclipse Marketing Ltd.
Eclipse Marketing is a marketing agency based in the United Kingdom. They build profitable and lasting customer relationships for their blue-chip clients. Their services range From database design to their cutting-edge Multi-channel Contact Centre.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Omnicom Group Inc.

synopsis: Omnicom Group Inc. and Publicis Groupe SA announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for a merger of equals, creating the world’s leading company in communications, advertising, marketing and digital services.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA(PGPEF:$9,345.65)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. It offers the full range of services and skills: digital, creative services, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media strategy, planning and buying and healthcare communications.
target: Omnicom Group Inc.(OMC:$14,584.50)
Omnicom Group Inc. is a global advertising and marketing communications services company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services.
price($mm)[EV]
$17,175 [$20,461]
rev ($mm)
$14,387
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,101
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
9.7x
closed 6/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Rock Kitchen Harris, acquired Rock Kitchen Harris

synopsis: Leicester marketing communications agency Rock Kitchen Harris has undergone a management buyout following the retirement of its founding directors. The company is an advertising, design, web, and PR agency. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Leicester, United Kingdom.
buyer: Rock Kitchen Harris
Rock Kitchen Harris Limited is an advertising, design, web, and PR agency. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Leicester, United Kingdom.
target: Rock Kitchen Harris
Rock Kitchen Harris Limited is an advertising, design, web, and PR agency. The company was incorporated in 1981 and is headquartered in Leicester, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 6/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

Blue Square Design merged with Avian,

synopsis: Avian Communications and Blue Square have merged to form Avian Communications Network with immediate effect, expanding the businesses range of services and personnel. Blue Square Design is a UK-based design and marketing agency.
buyer: Avian
Avian is an integrated creative agency specialising in graphic design, web design & build and software development, based in Scotland with clients across Europe.
target: Blue Square Design
Blue Square Design is an integrated design & marketing agency specialising in web and mobile web design, print design, advertising, branding, exhibition design and many other services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/12/2013 via Company Press Release

DMGx, LLC, will acquire Bluegill Creative

synopsis: DMGx is excited to announce that it is merging with veteran marketing firm BlueGill Creative. BlueGill Creative specializes in brand creation, digital marketing, print advertising, and web development. They are adept at distilling complicated markets and brand messaging with strategies that make their clients stand out from the competition.
buyer: DMGx, LLC
DMGx (Digital Media Graphix) is a creative new media firm in Knoxville, TN. It is a design and development group committed to one purpose: making its clients businesses look better, feel better, and work better online.
target: Bluegill Creative
Founded in 2003, Bluegill is an integrated marketing communications group serving clients in a variety of fields including healthcare, business to business, finance, real estate, and non-profit.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 4/5/2013 via Company Press Release

Innolink, acquired Place Marketing Oy

synopsis: Innolink has acquired Place Marketing in Finland. Place Marketing provides marketing services to companies in Finland. Customers get a uniquely comprehensive range of services on the marketing strategy for the work of a long-term project work through the creative implementation.
buyer: Innolink
Innolink is a research and training industry innovator, who offers market research services with a strong know-how. It combines the collected research data and combine other relevant data from other sources, such as sales records.
target: Place Marketing Oy
Place Marketing is a place of marketing in Finland. Place is the only player in Finland, from which customers get a uniquely comprehensive range of services on the marketing strategy for the work of a long-term project work through the creative implementation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2013 via PR Newswire

Media Interactive merged with @titude Global,

synopsis: Media Interactive, one of Brazil's pioneering digital agencies, with offices in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and more than 12 years in the market, announced its merger with @titude Digital, a subsidiary of the @titude Group.
buyer: @titude Global
@titude Global is a leading corporate communications group with a global footprint, and the world's largest independent provider of integrated investor relations services.
target: Media Interactive
Created in 2000 by Edilson Parra and Tatiana Foresta , Media Interactive has structured its business model based on five key digital platforms: communications, usability, content, production and performance.
price ($mm)
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target

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E+M Advertising Inc.
E+M Advertising Inc.
As a pioneer in media driven marketing, E+M Advertising brings 30 years of experience to integrated brand response that efficiently utilizes every media dollar to its fullest potential. E+M Advertising employs brand response skill sets across all media, social media, and mobile commerce.
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iconmobile GmbH
iconmobile GmbH
iconmobile group is one of the leading international design agencies and technology suppliers in the mobile world. The Company brings together design and technology, two realms that are often seen as separated.
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Kindred Agency Limited
Kindred Agency Limited
Kindred Agency Limited operates as a communications agency. It offers advertising, public relations, branding and design, digital, and social media services. They are located in London.
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Neutron Interactive
Neutron Interactive
Neutron Interactive is an advertising technology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Company’s innovative solutions have been used across a wide range of industries, including recruiting, insurance, interactive media, and education.
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The Meyocks Group Inc.
The Meyocks Group Inc.
The Meyocks Group Inc. is an integrated brand communications firm that offers branding, advertising, public relations, database and relationship marketing, design, and digital media services.
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Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. is a global advertising and marketing communications services company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services.
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2013
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$14,584.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,151.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1,866.70
Net Income ($mm)
$991.10
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71800
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Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
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2012
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$10,769.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$207.45
EBIT ($mm)
$163.39
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$52.33
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Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include Draftfcb, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Initiative, Jack Morton Worldwide, Lowe Worldwide, Magna and McCann Erickson.
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2013
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$7,062.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$840.60
EBIT ($mm)
$683.80
Net Income ($mm)
$391.00
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Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services.
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2013
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$1,554.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$391.55
EBIT ($mm)
$327.25
Net Income ($mm)
$183.58
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MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is a Business Transformation Organization that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients.
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2013
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$1,117.20
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$76.82
EBIT ($mm)
$34.79
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Chime Communications PLC
Chime Communications PLC
Chime Communications plc, through its subsidiaries, provides public relations, advertising, sports marketing, market research, direct marketing, and design and event management consultancy services in the United Kingdom and internationally.
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2012
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$559.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.80
EBIT ($mm)
$8.67
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Communisis plc
Communisis plc
Communisis is in the business of marketing services. They optimise marketing activities by adding value to customer and prospect communications, online and offline. They work with clients on the planning, creation and delivery of marketing communications.
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2012
rev ($mm)
$359.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.96
EBIT ($mm)
$18.30
Net Income ($mm)
$8.10
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Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited is engaged in integrated marketing and communication services, including strategy, market research, advertising, public relations, communications planning graphic design, events management, direct marketing, and corporate communications.
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2012
rev ($mm)
$334.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$115.15
EBIT ($mm)
$108.56
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931
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Ticker: SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc provides business marketing services in the U.K., the U.S., Asia, Australia, and Europe. It offers advertising, media buying, digital, direct marketing, public relations, design, luxury brands, promotions, sports and entertainment, sponsorship, and event management services.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$280.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.53
EBIT ($mm)
$27.41
Net Income ($mm)
$1.14
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Ticker: GB:TMMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc is a national network of creative communications Agencies employing over 600 people in 14 offices across the UK. The Group specialises in providing national and international clients with award winning marketing, advertising and business communications.
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2011
rev ($mm)
$116.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.63
EBIT ($mm)
$5.86
Net Income ($mm)
$3.09
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666
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1000mercis
1000mercis
1000mercis Group, a pioneer in interactive advertising and marketing, provides innovative solutions for companies willing to optimise their customer acquisition and retention through interactive media (Internet, mobile phones and tablets).
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2012
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$48.00
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200
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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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2011
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$45.38
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.84
EBIT ($mm)
$1.78
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638
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Creston plc
Creston plc
Creston plc is a marketing services company focused on insight-led communications. It delivers a range of marketing services, including digital marketing, market research, health communications, PR, direct marketing, advertising and brand consultancy to a broad spectrum of blue-chip clients.
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2009
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$20.01
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$10.17
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$6.79
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RED The Agency
RED The Agency
RED The Agency is one of the largest and fastest growing independent full-service marketing communications agencies in Western Canada.
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2012
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$20.00
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40
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Campaigns & Grey
Campaigns & Grey
Founded in 1986 and based in Manila, Campaigns & Grey is a full service communications agency with capabilities including strategic planning, advertising, digital marketing, activation, public relations and advocacy communications.
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