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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 (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
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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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 7/4/2011 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 (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
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 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:$1,485.26)
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 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 $150MM.
buyer: Round2 Communications
Founded in 1993 by CEO Garfield Ricketts, Los Angeles–based Round2 was created to accelerate client success by delivering customized advertising media solutions through our dedicated team of experienced specialists and skilled negotiators. "
target: AW Communications
AW Communications is an advertising and media group specialising in the creation of above and below the line marketing campaigns and the placement of advertising in the media. Three companies operate within the group: t7F London, AW Media, and nextdoor.
price ($mm)
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$32
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0.0x
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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 $55MM (£37MM) annually from such clients as Dreams, Metrocentre, Bellway, Manchester Arndale, Flymo, Newcastle Building Society, Benfield, Smokefree North East, Gentoo, NE1, Sealy Beds, and more.
price ($mm)
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$60
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closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

The Phelps Group, acquired Anita Santiago Advertising

synopsis: The Phelps Group, a leading integrated marketing communications (IMC) agency, has acquired two Los Angeles area agencies, Anita Santiago Advertising and Copia Creative. Anita Santiago Advertising has been known for its breakthrough Hispanic marketing campaigns on behalf of clients such as IKEA and Wells Fargo.
buyer: The Phelps Group
The Phelps Group is one of the largest independent marketing communications agencies on the West Coast. The firm offers public relations, advertising, interactive, media planning, direct response, promotions, strategic alliance and consulting services. "
target: Anita Santiago Advertising
Long recognized as one of the preeminent Spanish language advertising agencies in the country, Anita Santiago Advertising has positioned itself successfully as the strategic marketing partner of blue chip clients who are fully committed to becoming a major presence in the Latino market.
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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."
price ($mm)
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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. (ASX:EGG:$142.47)
Photon Group Limited provides marketing services, specializing in retail marketing and merchandising, advertising, public relations, graphic design, digital printing, production sales of e-mail marketing, events management, direct marketing, market research services and online marketing. "
target: Naked Communications, Ltd
Naked is an international, media neutral communications planning consultancy. The business was established to bridge the gap between media buyers and creative agencies and has since established niche operations across several different disciplines, including digital planning.
price ($mm)
$38
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$35
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1.1x
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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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0.7x
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closed 5/17/2006 via BusinessWire

America Online, Inc., acquired Lightningcast Inc.

synopsis: AOL LLC today announced that it has acquired broadband video advertising innovator Lightningcast, Inc. of Washington, D.C. AOL's acquisition agreement with Lightningcast is dated May 5th, and closed on May 17th. Financial terms were not disclosed. Lightningcast was previously privately held.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: America Online, Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Lightningcast Inc.
In 1999 the founders of Lightningcast recognized that advertising on the broadband Internet would be very different from advertising on the narrowband Internet. The paradigm would likely be broadcast rather than print. The interface would likely be a player and not a webpage.
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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 (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services. "
target: DPZ
Founded in 1968, DPZ is one of the largest independent advertising agencies in Brazil with approximately 230 employees. The agency is headquartered in São Paulo, with offices in Rio, Brasilia and Vitoria. DPZ's key clients include prominent international and local brands such as Coca Cola.
price ($mm)
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$58
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closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Affinity ID

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has acquired Affinity ID, New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Affinity ID
Affinity ID is New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Rauxa

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced its acquisition of Rauxa, an independent, full-service marketing agency. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Rauxa
Rauxa is the full-service agency that is rooted in data, enabled by technology, inspired to create and orchestrated to perform for Verizon, Alaska Airlines, Vans and more than 20 other brands. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired McCready Bale Media Limited

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired McCready Bale Media (MBM), New Zealand’s largest full-service media agency. MBM specializes in digital media and works across all media channels. MBM delivers award winning communication solutions through the power of media and technology.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: McCready Bale Media Limited
McCready Bale Media (MBM) is New Zealand’s largest independent, full-service media agency. MBM specializes in digital media and works across all media channels. MBM delivers award winning communication solutions through the power of media and technology.
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announced 4/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Epsilon

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, is to acquire Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing innovator, from Alliance Data. Epsilson provides unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights and world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
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$4,400
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$1,900
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closed 2/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Soft Computing

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired Soft Computing, a leading consultancy and service provider in data sciences and digital technologies applied to marketing and customer experience. They are based in Paris, France.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Soft Computing (ENXTPA:SFT:$53.14)
Soft Computing is a leading consultancy and service provider in data sciences and digital technologies applied to marketing and customer experience. They are based in Paris, France.
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$52
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$3
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announced 10/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Xebia France will be merged with Publicis.Sapient,

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it is entering into exclusive negotiations to acquire Xebia France, a renowned agile IT consultancy firm that specializes in Data, Web, Cloud technologies, reactive software programming and Mobility. Xebia France would be combined with Publicis.Sapient, the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis.Sapient
Publicis.Sapient, the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, helps clients drive growth and efficiency and evolve the ways they work, in a world where consumer behavior and technology are catalyzing social and commercial change at an unprecedented pace. "
target parent: Xebia
target: Xebia France
Founded in 2005 by Luc Legardeur, Xebia France is a renowned agile IT consultancy firm that specializes in Data, Web, Cloud technologies, reactive software programming and Mobility. They are based in Paris, France.
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closed 10/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Kindred Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced the acquisition of Kindred Group, the largest, independent digital communications group in Czech Republic.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Kindred Group
Kindred Group is the largest, independent digital communications group in Czech Republic. Kindred Group was founded in 2013 as a collective of independent specialized agencies that includes digital agencies Nydrle and Inspiro; and media agencies Red Media and Go.Direct.
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closed 8/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired One Digital

synopsis: Publicis Communications, Publicis Groupe's creative hub, has announced the acquisition of One Digital, a data-driven agency focused on business performance and creativity based in São Paulo.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: One Digital
One Digital is a data-driven agency focused on business performance and creativity based in São Paulo. Founded in 2003, One Digital has 64 employees and works with international and Brazilian brands.
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closed 7/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Publicis Health, acquired Payer Sciences

synopsis: Publicis Health, part of Publicis Groupe, announced the acquisition of Payer Sciences, an innovative, data-and-analytics-driven health marketing agency focused on helping biopharmaceutical manufacturers navigate the dynamic U.S. reimbursement environment.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Health
Publicis Health is the largest healthcare communications network in the world.. They are a division of Publicis Groupe S.A., the third largest advertising and media company, giving them unparalleled global reach. "
target: Payer Sciences
Payer Sciences is an innovative, data-and-analytics-driven health marketing agency focused on helping biopharmaceutical manufacturers navigate the dynamic U.S. reimbursement environment.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired Ecosys OOH, India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH helps brands to connect with consumers by using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd
Ecosys OOH is India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH enable brands to exploit the opportunities in the consumer ecosystem digitally to connect with the consumer using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Publicis Health, acquired PlowShare Group

synopsis: Publicis Health, part of Publicis Groupe, S.A., announced the acquisition of PlowShare Group, the leading communications agency that specializes in working exclusively with nonprofit organizations and federal agencies on social issue and cause marketing campaigns.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Health
Publicis Health is the largest healthcare communications network in the world.. They are a division of Publicis Groupe S.A., the third largest advertising and media company, giving them unparalleled global reach. "
target: PlowShare Group
PlowShare Group is the leading communications agency that specializes in working exclusively with nonprofit organizations and federal agencies on social issue and cause marketing campaigns.
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closed 9/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Prodigious UK Limited, acquired The Harbor Picture Company Inc.

synopsis: Prodigious, the Publicis Groupe’s production entity, has acquired Harbor Picture Company, a New York-based production studio that works on film, TV and commercial projects. Harbor's model as a bespoke content creation and execution partner offers clients the benefits of an end-to-end offering with a customized approach for every project.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Prodigious UK Limited
Prodigious designs, produces and delivers brand content across all channels, using the best talent, processes and tools. The result is seamless global execution of multiple content types across all markets, without compromising creative quality. "
target: The Harbor Picture Company Inc.
Harbor Picture Company is a Soho, NY-based, full-service production and post-production studio that specializes in best-in-class content creation across the commercial, television and feature film categories. Harbor allows brands and storytellers to create highest-caliber creative work at scale.
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closed 7/5/2017 via PR Newswire

MSLGroup, acquired The Herd Agency

synopsis: Publicis Communications announced the acquisition of The Herd Agency, one of Australia's largest and most-awarded public relations agencies. The Herd Agency specializes in public relations, social media, content and creative. The Herd Agency will be renamed Herd MSL, marking the launch of Publicis Groupe's PR arm MSL into the Australian market.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSL is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group. It is one of the world's largest public relations and integrated communications networks and provides strategic counsel and creative thinking. "
target: The Herd Agency
The Herd Agency is one of Australia's largest and most-awarded public relations agencies. They have a team of 55 specialists in public relations, social media, content and creative, with a strong track record in consumer lifestyle, corporate, government, b2b, technology, and integrated campaigns.
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closed 11/30/2016 via PR Newswire

MSLGroup, acquired North Strategic

synopsis: Publicis Groupe's MSLGROUP announced that it has acquired North Strategic, an independent public relations firms in Canada. The acquisition includes Notch Video, North Strategic's online video marketplace. Both firms will retain their names and will work separately but seamlessly alongside MSLGROUP and Publicis Communications operations.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. "
target: North Strategic
Since its founding in 2011, North Strategic is a communications agency that drives earned media programs for their clients. They bring mass media coverage, word-of-mouth and social media buzz together with brand strategy and storytelling to help propel their clients’ business forward.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Digitouch Media Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and business transformation, has acquired Digitouch Media Group, an award-winning digital marketing company offering several next generation digital advertisment solutions. Digitouch is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. They offer the full range of services and skills: digital, traditional advertising, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media buying and strategy, and healthcare communications. "
target: Digitouch Media Group
Founded in 2008, the Digitouch Media Group is an award-winning digital marketing company offering several next generation digital advertisment solutions. They are based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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closed 6/15/2016 via Company Press Release

MSLGroup, acquired Have Faith in Your Brand

synopsis: MSLGROUP has announced the acquisition of the China-based cause marketing consultancy, Have Faith in Your Brand. Have Faith in Your Brand is China’s only PR and cause marketing specialized consultancy.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. "
target: Have Faith in Your Brand
Have Faith in Your Brand is China’s only PR and cause marketing specialized consultancy. It has delivered integrated marketing communications campaigns for multinationals and NGOs in corporate citizenship, strategic philanthropy and issues management for clients.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Publicis.Sapient, acquired Vertiba, Inc.

synopsis: Publicis.Sapient, part of Publicis Groupe and the world’s largest and most advanced digital transformation platform, announced that it has acquired Vertiba, a Gold Salesforce Consulting Partner specializing in the delivery of Salesforce cloud solutions for data-driven marketing, sales and customer service.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis.Sapient
Publicis.Sapient, part of Publicis Groupe, is a Digital Transformation Platform purpose-built to solve for the challenges of today’s digital world — where companies seek to become fully digital businesses. "
target: Vertiba, Inc.
Vertiba is a Gold Salesforce Consulting Partner specializing in the delivery of Salesforce cloud solutions for data-driven marketing, sales and customer service.
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closed 2/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Saatchi & Saatchi, plc, acquired MercerBell

synopsis: Saatchi & Saatchi, a global creative communications company headquartered in New York, has acquired 100% of customer experience agency MercerBell. MercerBell delivers multi-channel solutions designed to maximize customer value and engage more of a business' prospects.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Saatchi & Saatchi, plc
Saatchi & Saatchi has grown from a start-up advertising agency in London in 1970 to a global creative communications company headquartered in New York with 130 offices in 70 countries and over 6000 employees. "
target: MercerBell
MercerBell is Australia’s leading independent Customer Experience Agency. Through a seamless combination of strategy, data analytics, creativity and technology, they deliver multi-channel solutions designed to maximize customer value and engage more of a business' prospects.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Africa Group, acquired popimedia

synopsis: Publicis Africa Group has confirmed that it has wholly acquired Johannesburg-based Popimedia in a closed deal. Popimedia, the developer of meedee8, is a South African-born, international ad-tech company that assists brands in optimising digital and social media.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Africa Group
Publicis Africa Group is the fastest growing network of communication agencies in Africa. It is a part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world's largest communications holding companies, and consists of companies that specialize in all aspects of the modern communication mix. "
target: popimedia
Founded in 2007, Popimedia Innovations is a social media ad tech company. Popimedia's meedee8 is a Facebook advertising and analytics platform which provides organizations with scalability, efficiency and results.
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closed 11/10/2015 via PR Newswire

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired Langland

synopsis: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, the largest health-oriented agency network in the world, announced the acquisition of Langland Advertising, Design & Marketing Limited, one of Europe's largest and most highly regarded healthcare communications agencies. Langland turns healthcare intelligence into creative engagement.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. PHCG manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, digital, branding, message delivery, market access, and medical communications. "
target: Langland
Langland is the world's most creatively awarded healthcare advertising agency. Named 2014 Cannes Lions Health agency of the Year, Langland combined healthcare intelligence with creative engagement to develop patient recruitment and retention strategies for studies of every imaginable type.
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closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Affilired, acquired Denomatic

synopsis: Affilired has acquired Denomatic, a Digital Marketing agency specializing in Programmatic and Paid Advertising Channels. Denomatic has positioned itself as a great Programmatic Advertising partner, driving increasingly improved results in all the campaigns they’ve collaborated on.
buyer: Affilired
Affilired is the first Performance Marketing Agency specializing in the Travel Sector. Together we have more than 20 years of experience helping more than 200 companies to increase their Online Traffic and Direct Sales internationally. "
target: Denomatic
Denomatic is a Spanish marketing agency specialized in programmatic advertising created in 2015, which owns a solid portfolio of 173 clients in the travel sector alone. They specialize in the management of advertising campaigns such as programmatic advertising, social networks, and email marketing.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jacobs Agency, Inc. merged with Sandstorm Design,

synopsis: Jacobs Agency has merged with Sandstorm, a user experience and digital agency. Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more.
buyer: Sandstorm Design
Sandstorm is a user experience and digital agency that leverages strategic marketing, emerging technologies and usability to create high impact and compelling brand experiences. Sandstorm specializes in brand strategy, content strategy, social strategy, marketing strategy and more. "
target: Jacobs Agency, Inc.
Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more. Their clients include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Whole Foods, Smithfield, B&W, ACE Hardware, Amtrak, Gold Promise, and Peoples Gas.
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closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falls, acquired Wyse Advertising

synopsis: Falls, a multi-faceted communications, marketing and digital agency acquired Wyse, a brand management and advertising agency that has built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
buyer: Falls
Falls is a strategic marketing, communications & digital firm. They are among the largest, fully integrated firms with a history of serving clients on a regional, national and international basis. Their vision is to help organizations serve their communities and make the world a better place. "
target: Wyse Advertising
Wyse is a full-service branding, advertising and marketing agency. They have built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
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closed 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Miroma Group, acquired Fold7

synopsis: Miroma Group, a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients, has acquired Fold7, UK's 21st Century advertising agency that helps brands become relevant to 21st century consumer.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Fold7
Headquartered in the UK, Fold7 is a 21st Century advertising agency. They help brands become relevant to 21st century consumer. They do it by moving beyond the traditional ad agency model, staying at the forefront of culture, and creating ideas that connect with clients’ audience wherever they are.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

ROI Digital Ltd, acquired DM2 Group

synopsis: ROI Digital, a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria, has acquired DM2 Group, a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels.
buyer: ROI Digital Ltd
ROI Digital is a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria. ROI Digital services advertisers, media agencies and brands by offering a bouquet of premium digital advertising and sales platforms for its clients to reach a targeted audience. "
target: DM2 Group
DM2 Group is a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels. DM2 has created memorable advertising campaigns for Coca-Cola, Dangote Group, and more.
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Buzzman

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has announced the acquisition of a 51% stake in Buzzman, the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Buzzman
Founded in 2006, Buzzman is the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

synopsis: Briggs Advertising in Bath has become part of Portland-based marketing agency CD&M Communications. Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need.
buyer: CD&M Communications
CD&M Communications are a strategic and creative agency that helps clients change the way consumers think about their brands. They specialize in Consumer Advertising, Business Communications, Social Marketing, Branding Strategy, TV, Radio, Print, Web Design, Planning and Buying, PR and more. "
target: Briggs Advertising
Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need. They are based in Maine.
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announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ogilvy New Zealand Limited, will acquire Ogilvy New Zealand Limited

synopsis: New Zealand advertising boss Greg Partington will buy back all shares in Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington, who currently owns a 15 per cent stake in the agency, has made a deal that will see him acquire the 85 per cent stake currently held by WPP AUNZ. Ogilvy New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest independent agency and that is proudly local.
buyer: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Greg Partington is a Managing Director at Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington is one of the most well-known advertising executives in the New Zealand local ad scene, having helped build Ogilvy into one of the biggest agencies in the country. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Ogilvy New Zealand is a fully integrated marketing communications company, with expertise in brand advertising, retail advertising, direct marketing and customer relationship management, media strategy and buying, interactive marketing, public relations, and activation.
price ($mm)
$6.53*
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closed 7/10/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Filter Advertising merged with Splendor Design,

synopsis: Filter Advertising, a digital and media advertising agency, has merged with Splendor Design, a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing.
buyer: Splendor Design
Splendor Design is a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing. They combine strategic thinking with creativity to solve business problems. "
target: Filter Advertising
Filter Advertising is a digital and media advertising agency. Filter's expertise lies in delivering powerful, captivating visual messaging that connects quickly and viscerally in their short attention span world.
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closed 6/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Battery

synopsis: France-based Havas Group has acquired Battery, a culture-driven creative agency. Battery specializes in gaming and streaming entertainment and has created advertising campaigns for Netflix and Activision Blizzard. Battery will become part of the Annex, Havas’ global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. The Annex is Havas’ fast-growing global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture, and be renamed Battery Annex. "
target: Battery
Battery is a highly acclaimed, culture-driven creative agency with a specialized focus on gaming and streaming entertainment to bring storytelling to other industries. They create global advertising campaigns for brands like Netflix, Royal Bank of Canada, and Activision Blizzard.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
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0.0x
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closed 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Muse Communications merged with Quantasy,

synopsis: Muse Communications, an independent multicultural advertising agency, and Quantasy, a full-service digital agency, announced they have combined operations and resources to offer enhanced marketing and digital solutions for current and future clients.
buyer: Quantasy
Quantasy is a creative brand services agency that creates engaging experiences that occur at the intersection of entertainment, advertising, technology and culture. Quantasy delivers premium interactive and social content for clients in the auto, entertainment, not-for-profit and financial sectors. "
target: Muse Communications
Muse Communications is an independent multicultural advertising agency. Their work helps clients strengthen and expand their connection with culture and the forces that influence it. Their clients include American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Google, Wells Fargo and The California State Lottery.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

McKinney, Inc, purchased Operam Creative Group from Operam

synopsis: Cheil Worldwide full-service agency McKinney has acquired of Los Angeles-based Operam Creative Group, a division formerly within Hollywood media and tech company Operam. Operam Creative Group, which is now McKinney L.A., provides creative artists and media agency services.
buyer parent: Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
buyer: McKinney, Inc
McKinney is a full-service creative and media agency dedicated to unleashing untapped potential. Insightful strategy, planning and analytics shape their creativity, while everything from social media integration to content creation to a dedicated experiential marketing team bring it to the world. "
seller: Operam
Operam Creative Group provides creative artists and media agency services. They work on a project basis with clients such as Amazon Studios, WeTransfer and Orion. Operam Creative Group houses 15 full-time strategists, multidisciplinary creatives, content creators, account managers and producers.
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closed 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

K&L Inc., acquired ISC Innovators

synopsis: K&L Inc, a Japanese creative agency, has acquired ISC Innovators, a Malaysian full-service advertising company. ISCI provides a wide range of advertising services to private and government companies.
buyer parent: AOI TYO Holdings
buyer: K&L Inc.
Headquartered in Japan, K&L Inc offers is a creative agency that has worked on major Japanese-affiliated advertisers for over 50 years. Using their unique perspective, they unite concepts, emotions and real-world applications to produce communication solutions with wide-reaching impact. "
target: ISC Innovators
ISC Innovators is a Malaysian full-service advertising company. They are recognized for creativity and marketing effectiveness in all major industry categories. They have won over 120 awards, including 41 international awards for their "Malaysia. Truly Asia." campaign.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Calise Partners, acquired Imaginuity

synopsis: Calise Partners, an integrated marketing agency, has acquired Imaginuity, the integrated agency that delivers transformative results for its clients. Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey.
buyer: Calise Partners
Calise Partners is an integrated marketing agency. The agency’s powerful AdScience™ Data Management Platform maintains a single source of truth for clients’ data, allowing for unparalleled optimization of the marketing programs that are most effective in generating new customers. "
target: Imaginuity
Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey, including: brand experience, advertising, traditional and digital media buying, paid and organic search, social media, web development, UX, AI, data analytics and database marketing services.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Accenture Interactive, acquired Shackleton Group

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, a company that helps leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey, has acquired Shackleton, a Spanish brand communications agency. Shackleton delivers brand-building campaigns that combine award-winning creative work with a dedicated focus on digital customer engagement.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Shackleton Group
Shackleton is a Spanish brand communications agency. Shackleton delivers brand-building campaigns that combine award-winning creative work with a dedicated focus on digital customer engagement. Shackleton creates advertising campaigns and digital content for clients across various industries.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Droga5 LLC

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, a company that helps leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey, has acquired Droga5, an independent advertising agency with offices in London and New York. They create communications and experiences that ignite business growth, with brand purpose at the core.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Droga5 LLC
Droga5 is an independent agency with offices in London and New York. They create communications and experiences that ignite business growth, with brand purpose at the core. From integrated-marketing campaigns to business design, their work forges real connections with people and drives results.
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closed 3/27/2019 via Company Press Release

modop, acquired M.C. Communications

synopsis: modop, a company that creates content, branding, and communications to grow their clients’ relationships, has acquired M.C. Communications, a provider of full-service integrated advertising, public relations, media management and social media marketing.
buyer: modop
modop creates content, branding, and communications to grow their clients’ relationships with the people they touch. They see all modern brands as channels that broadcast across multiple, traditional, social, mobile and digital touchpoints. They know how to guide brands as they become broadcasters. "
target: M.C. Communications
M.C. Communications provides full-service integrated advertising, public relations, media management and social media marketing. Their experience ranges from manufacturing, energy, insurance and government to finance, retail, health, security and entertainment.
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closed 3/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Hjaltelin Stahl

synopsis: Accenture has completed the acquisition of Hjaltelin Stahl, a leading Danish creative agency, known for its ability to create unique and consistent cross-media experiences for its clients. They will become part of Accenture Interactive.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Hjaltelin Stahl
Hjaltelin Stahl, founded in 2003, is one of Denmark’s largest independent agencies by revenue. They specialize in Digital, Dialogue, Social and Advertising.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire BJL Group Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network, a company made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands, will be acquiring BJL Group Limited, an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: BJL Group Ltd
BJL Group Limited is an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out and be successful in today’s world.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Augeo Marketing, acquired Wingnut Advertising, Inc.

synopsis: Augeo, a leader in engagement, loyalty and incentive platforms, has acquired Wingnut Advertising, an advertising agency focused on helping their clients grow their brands. Wingnut offers services for branding, digital design, graphic design, video, and more. Wingnut also has expertise in SEO, SEM, and other digital marketing services.
buyer: Augeo Marketing
Augeo is a North American leader in engagement, loyalty and incentive platforms with a focus on developing new solutions and innovative technology for clients, partners, merchants and consumers. Augeo serves both domestic and international programs and supports over 55 countries in 8 languages. "
target: Wingnut Advertising, Inc.
Wingnut is an advertising agency focused on helping their clients grow their brands. Wingnut offers services for branding, digital design, graphic design, video, and more. Wingnut also has expertise in SEO, SEM, and other digital marketing services.
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$4.00
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Ticker: PTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying).
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
146
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Ticker: YOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOC AG
YOC AG
With a portfolio of 300 titles, YOC has the largest digital advertising network in Europe specialized in smartphone and tablet audiences. Their network divides audiences into channels: Business & Finanace, News, Lifestyle, Sport, Entertainment, etc.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$27.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($15.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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Ticker: ALMNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobile Network Group
Mobile Network Group is the top listed mobile marketing, technology and advertising company in France. It is one of the leading independent mobile advertising networks in Europe, with 71 million unique visitors in Germany and Italy, and represents more than 100 premium content publishers in Europe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$12.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.11
EBIT ($mm)
($1.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,338.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,574.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,081.98
Net Income ($mm)
$100.70
Employees
18300
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,650.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$709.29
EBIT ($mm)
$479.37
Net Income ($mm)
$341.43
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: TSE:2461
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F@N Communications Inc.
F@N Communications is an internet marketing company based in Japan. They own and operate several of Japan's largest advertising networks. F@N is currently one of the leading advertising companies in Japan and offers a variety of solutions to help advertisers reach their target audience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$339.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.35
EBIT ($mm)
$52.56
Net Income ($mm)
$36.14
Employees
341
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Ticker: WSE:AGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agora SA
Agora SA
Agora is one of the largest media companies in Poland listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1999. Its media offer includes newspapers, out-of-home advertising, network of cinemas, Internet and radio operations, magazines and sales of book collections.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$336.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.58
EBIT ($mm)
$1.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3004
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