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closed 7/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Luckie & Company, acquired Integrative Logic LLC

synopsis: Luckie & Company, a marketing communications firm representing national and regional clients, has acquired Integrative Logic, an Atlanta-based data analytics marketing firm that has built its reputation on a unique and innovative approach to business. Integrative Logic analyzes consumer buying behavior to create more targeted marketing programs.
buyer: Luckie & Company
Luckie & Company, a $180 million fully integrated marketing communications firm, represents such brands as AT&T, American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Alfa Insurance, Alabama Power, etc. The firm has 130 employees in key offices in Birmingham, Atlanta and San Antonio. "
target: Integrative Logic LLC
Integrative Logic (IL) is an Atlanta-based data analytics marketing firm that analyzes consumer buying behavior. The IL team digs deep into geodemographic, behavioral and sales data to create more targeted advertising, direct marketing, PR, digital and social media programs.
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closed 1/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Affinion Group, Inc., acquired Webloyalty.com, Inc.

synopsis: Affinion Group has completed an acquisition of Webloyalty, a global leader in generating incremental revenue for online businesses through a comprehensive suite of proprietary tools and technologies. Webloyalty connects partners to new customers, minimizes cart abandonment, offers extra value after the transaction and builds repeat business.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management, LLC
buyer: Affinion Group, Inc. (OTCPK:AFGR:$954.00)
Affinion Group provides programs in subscription-based lifestyle services, personal protection, insurance and other areas to help generate increased customer loyalty and significant incremental revenue for more than 5,500 marketing partners worldwide. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Webloyalty.com, Inc.
Webloyalty.com, a leading provider of incremental revenue for online businesses, has more than two million memberships in its reward, discount and protection programs. Members benefit from high-value subscription services that match their needs and interests.
price ($mm)[EV]
$296 [$270]
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$214
EBITDA ($mm)
$46
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1.3x
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5.9x
announced 12/16/2010 via Company Press Release

American Express Company, will acquire Loyalty Partner, GmbH

synopsis: American Express Company announced it will acquire Loyalty Partner, a leading marketing services company best known for the loyalty program it operates in Germany, Poland and India. Loyalty Partner also provides market analysis, operating platforms and consulting services that help merchants grow their businesses.
buyer: American Express Company (AXP:$38,379.00)
The American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, insurance and international banking. "
target: Loyalty Partner, GmbH
Loyalty Partner is the expert for customer management and operates PAYBACK, Germany’s most successful multi-partner loyalty programm.
price ($mm)
$561
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$276
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2.4x
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closed 10/26/2010 via Company Press Release

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired GiftCertificates.com Corporation

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners® is pleased to announce that it has acquired GiftCertificates.com, Inc. (“GiftCertificates”), a leading e-commerce provider of innovative reward solutions and gift products for both the corporate and consumer markets.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a Los Angeles-based private investment firm with over $1 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: GiftCertificates.com Corporation
GiftCertificates.com™ is a leading e-commerce provider of innovative reward solutions and gift products for both the corporate and consumer markets. GiftCertificates.com is the reward and gift brand of choice in today’s marketplace.
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closed 3/24/2010 via Company Press Release

Merkle, Inc., acquired Metzner Schneider Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Merkle, the nation's largest and fastest growing independent customer relationship marketing agency, announced the acquisition of loyalty marketing firm Metzner Schneider Associates, an established consultancy with vast expertise working with Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing database marketing agencies. For more than 20 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. "
target: Metzner Schneider Associates, Inc.
Metzner Schneider Associates has a long and respected track record of working with many of the nation's top brands to create pioneering loyalty and customer engagement programs.
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closed 12/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Groupe Aeroplan, acquired Carlson Marketing Group

synopsis: Carlson Marketing Worldwide, one of the world's largest independent marketing services companies, has been acquired by Groupe Aeroplan Inc., a leading international loyalty management corporation headquartered in Canada.
buyer: Groupe Aeroplan (TSX:AIM:$1,832.43)
Groupe Aeroplan Inc. is a leading international loyalty management corporation. Groupe Aeroplan owns Aeroplan, Canada's premier loyalty program and Nectar, the United Kingdom's leading coalition loyalty program. "
target parent: Carlson Companies Inc.
target: Carlson Marketing Group
Carlson Marketing is the world's leading relationship building company. Carlson Marketing designs and delivers loyalty, engagement and event programs for some of the world's best known brands.
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$177
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closed 9/11/2006 via

BSA Sales, LLC, acquired Concentrix Corporation

synopsis: SYNNEX Corporation, a global IT supply chain services company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, BSA Sales, LLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Concentrix Corporation. Concentrix Corporation is an integrated marketing company that provides call center, database analysis, and print on demand services to customers.
buyer parent: SYNNEX Information Technologies, Inc.
buyer: BSA Sales, LLC
BSA provides both the sales direction and momentum you need to move ahead of your competitors and take advantage of opportunities in the market place. Leader in integrated 1:1 sales and marketing campaigns, BSA offers flexible solutions that increase revenue and market share. "
target: Concentrix Corporation
Concentrix is a marketing services company providing multi-channel demand generation and renewal marketing solutions that maximize the economic value of our clients’ customer relationships.
price ($mm)
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$15
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0.0x
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closed 12/15/2005 via PR Newswire

Landmark Communications, Inc., acquired CoolSavings, Inc.

synopsis: Landmark Communications, Inc. today announced the completion of the going-private transaction of CoolSavings, Inc.
buyer: Landmark Communications, Inc.
Landmark Communications, Inc. is a privately-held multimedia company with interests in newspapers, broadcasting, cable programming, print and online classified marketplaces, broadband services, interactive marketing, Internet video distribution, and other businesses. "
target: CoolSavings, Inc.
CoolSavings is a leading interactive marketing services company for advertisers and publishers. The company provides superior lead generation, e- mail, coupon and loyalty programs across its extensive network of company- owned Branded Web Properties and top partner sites.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$52
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.1x
closed 5/13/2005 via Company Press Release

General Atlantic Partners, LLC, acquired Webloyalty.com, Inc.

synopsis: Webloyalty.com, a leading provider of online marketing and subscription services, today announced that its principal shareholders have completed the transaction to sell a majority stake in the company to General Atlantic LLC, a leading global private equity firm.
buyer: General Atlantic Partners, LLC
General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. GA combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers. "
target parent: Canaan Partners
target: Webloyalty.com, Inc.
Webloyalty.com was founded in 1999 in Norwalk, CT in response to the emerging needs of e-commerce, travel and other fee-based sites. With our direct marketing expertise and technical know-how, we help our partners generate increased revenue without increased acquisition costs.
price ($mm)
$250
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closed 5/17/2017 via PR Web

Cience, Inc., acquired Leadware Inc.

synopsis: Cience announced the acquisition of Leadware, an outsourced people-as-a-service company that provides expertly trained yet cost-efficient sales development personnel for high-growth sales organizations. Leadware is an established company that provides human resources for lead generation and lead development.
buyer: Cience, Inc.
Cience is a data science company, offering a unique blend of managed services and software to fast-growth sales organizations. They believe in the power of Machine Powered, Human Driven solutions to accelerate their customer's sales success. "
target: Leadware Inc.
Leadware is an established company that provides human resources for lead generation and lead development. Leadware personnel possess a wealth of certifications and expert sales development training, including Salesforce certified administrators.
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closed 8/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Ci&T, acquired Comrade

synopsis: Global digital solutions partner CI&T has acquired Comrade, a strategy and customer experience design agency based in the San Francisco Bay Area that partners with clients in technology, healthcare, financial services, and non-profit to improve customer engagement and bring new innovations to market quickly.
buyer: CI&T
CI&T, the lean digital transformation partner for the world's biggest companies, is a pioneer at delivering speed-at-scale through the application of design thinking, lean methodologies and advanced tech, including Machine Learning/AI, Advanced Analytics, Cloud and Mobility. "
target: Comrade
Founded in 2006, Comrade is a strategy and customer experience design agency based in the San Francisco Bay Area that partners with clients in technology, healthcare, financial services, and non-profit to improve customer engagement and bring new innovations to market quickly.
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announced 1/24/2019 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, will acquire UserMuse

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading on-demand Human Insight Platform, announced it has entered an agreement to acquire UserMuse, a market research service designed for businesses that target corporate customers and institutions.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: UserMuse
UserMuse is a market research service designed for businesses that target corporate customers and institutions. UserMuse makes it easy for B2B tech companies and UX agencies to recruit user testers in their target niche. They are located in Alexandria, Virginia.
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announced 1/21/2015 via PR Web

TCELab LLC will be merged with AnalyticsWeek,

synopsis: AnalyticsWeek and TCELab announced that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement for AnalyticsWeek to commence a cash offer to acquire TCELab, a customer experience research company. AnalyticsWeek emerged as part of a massive community effort to build an ecosystem for big data analytics driven businesses and professionals.
buyer: AnalyticsWeek
AnalyticsWeek emerged as part of a massive community effort to build an ecosystem for big data analytics driven businesses and professionals. AnalyticsWeek service offering includes community events to spread awareness on analytics, cutting edge market research in data analytics and more. "
target: TCELab LLC
TCELab is reimagining the industry of CEM by standing at the intersection of big data and customer loyalty science. They are about creating and enhancing enterprise CEM programs, and ensuring they confidently drive business strategy decisions that focus resources on accelerated growth.
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closed 9/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnalitiQs, acquired No Ties

synopsis: AnalitiQs, a Dutch company that is specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior, has acquired No Ties, a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research.
buyer: AnalitiQs
AnalitiQs is a Dutch company that provides organizations with the insights they need to make better decisions through the clever use of data. They are specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior; people in the role of employee as well as in the role of customer. "
target: No Ties
No Ties is a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research. They use their Peil.nl database to conduct political and societal research and its inVotes platform to gather opinions on the quality of services/products of organizations.
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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
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closed 9/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Maritz Research, Inc., acquired Imagin AG

synopsis: Maritz Research, one of the world’s largest marketing research firms, is acquiring the consultancy company Imagin AG, a German-based marketing research company specializing in stakeholder-feedback management. Imagin is one of the leading German consultancy companies for customer feedback management and CRM solutions.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Research, Inc.
As one of the world’s largest marketing research firms, Maritz Research, a unit of Maritz, helps many of today’s most successful companies improve performance through a deep understanding of their customers, employees and channel partners. "
target: Imagin AG
Imagin is one of the leading German consultancy companies for customer feedback management and CRM solutions. Its main focal points are the establishment of customer orientation within company strategies, increasing customer loyalty and satisfaction, as well as the customer value.
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announced 6/2/2011 via Company Press Release

Survey Sampling, Inc., will acquire Opinionology

synopsis: Survey Sampling International (SSI) and Opinionology announced that they have entered into an agreement to combine, pending regulatory approval, bringing together two of the world’s leading global providers of sampling, data collection and data analytic services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Survey Sampling, Inc.
Survey Sampling, Inc. ("SSI") is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 72 countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed access offerings. "
target: Opinionology
Since 1987, Opinionology (formerly Western Wats) has helped market researchers worldwide gather opinions from consumers and professionals. The collected information is used by business and government to increase understanding and improve our world. Opinionology is a survey research company.
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closed 3/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Market Force Information, Inc., acquired Tell Us About Us Inc.

synopsis: Market Force Information, a leading customer intelligence solutions company, has acquired Tell Us About Us (TUAU), a leader in customer experience measurement and Canada’s largest customer intelligence solution provider. The addition of TUAU will bolster its Customer Intelligence suite with more in-depth customer feedback solutions and expertise.
buyer: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc. is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies. "
target: Tell Us About Us Inc.
Tell Us About Us helps businesses strategically focus on customer and operational feedback as a critical success factor to drive long-term growth and profitability.
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closed 8/27/2010 via PR Newswire

The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., acquired Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc.

synopsis: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., a full service marketing research company located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, has acquired the customer base of Lein/Spiegelhoff, a field service research company also in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
buyer: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc.
Since 1974, The Dieringer Research Group (www.thedrg.com) has provided qualitative and quantitative marketing research and consulting services to companies from a wide range of industries, including: Healthcare, Insurance, Technology, Financial Services, Government, Utilities and Manufacturing. "
target: Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc.
Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc., has a reputation based on 35 years of experience with satisfied clients. Specialties include focus groups, individual interviews, phone surveys, product placements, central location testing, ethnographic studies, mock juries, taste tests, in home interviews and music tests.
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closed 6/24/2010 via BusinessWire

uSamp, acquired DMS Insights

synopsis: uSamp, one of the world’s fastest-growing online panel and technology companies, announced the acquisition from AOL of DMS Insights, also known as Digital Marketing Services, Inc., online research experts and inventors of the patented River Sample.
buyer: uSamp
uSamp, formerly United Sample Inc., is one of the world’s fastest growing online panel companies, providing survey panelists and technology for use in market research. Founded in 2008, uSamp has 90 team members worldwide and more than 2.0 million global market research panelists. "
target parent: AOL LLC
target: DMS Insights
Founded in 1995, DMS Insights is the inventor of River SampleTM and a leader in delivering high-quality online research. Leveraging its full-service heritage, DMS provides a level of research expertise unseen in other online sample providers.
price ($mm)
$3.60
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closed 7/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Luckie & Company, acquired Integrative Logic LLC

synopsis: Luckie & Company, a marketing communications firm representing national and regional clients, has acquired Integrative Logic, an Atlanta-based data analytics marketing firm that has built its reputation on a unique and innovative approach to business. Integrative Logic analyzes consumer buying behavior to create more targeted marketing programs.
buyer: Luckie & Company
Luckie & Company, a $180 million fully integrated marketing communications firm, represents such brands as AT&T, American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Alfa Insurance, Alabama Power, etc. The firm has 130 employees in key offices in Birmingham, Atlanta and San Antonio. "
target: Integrative Logic LLC
Integrative Logic (IL) is an Atlanta-based data analytics marketing firm that analyzes consumer buying behavior. The IL team digs deep into geodemographic, behavioral and sales data to create more targeted advertising, direct marketing, PR, digital and social media programs.
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closed 7/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Luckie & Company, acquired Integrative Logic LLC

synopsis: Luckie & Company, a marketing communications firm representing national and regional clients, has acquired Integrative Logic, an Atlanta-based data analytics marketing firm that has built its reputation on a unique and innovative approach to business. Integrative Logic analyzes consumer buying behavior to create more targeted marketing programs.
buyer: Luckie & Company
Luckie & Company, a $180 million fully integrated marketing communications firm, represents such brands as AT&T, American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Alfa Insurance, Alabama Power, etc. The firm has 130 employees in key offices in Birmingham, Atlanta and San Antonio. "
target: Integrative Logic LLC
Integrative Logic (IL) is an Atlanta-based data analytics marketing firm that analyzes consumer buying behavior. The IL team digs deep into geodemographic, behavioral and sales data to create more targeted advertising, direct marketing, PR, digital and social media programs.
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announced 8/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Legacy Acquisition Corp., will acquire Blue Impact

synopsis: Legacy Acquisition, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, will acquire Blue Impact, a group that's composed of Vision 7, Canada’s marketing communications platform, We Are Social, UK’s creative agency, Fuseproject, a product design agency, Metta, China’s marketing agency, and Madhouse, China's paid media and performance platform.
buyer: Legacy Acquisition Corp. (LGC:$0.00)
Legacy is a publicly-traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company. It was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more target businesses. "
target parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
target: Blue Impact
Blue Impact is a communication services group. It is composed of Vision 7, Canada’s marketing communications platform, We Are Social, UK’s creative agency, Fuseproject, a product design agency, Metta, China’s marketing agency, and Madhouse, Shanghai’s paid media and performance platform.
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$353 [$393]
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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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closed 8/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Chemistry, acquired Pinta USA LLC

synopsis: Chemistry, an independent full-service marketing communications agency, has acquired Pinta, a full-service agency which practices the art of cross-cultural marketing. With a focus on culture, Pinta's offerings include strategic planning, creative development, media buying, digital content, social media and public relations.
buyer: Chemistry
Chemistry is an independent full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Pittsburgh and Atlanta. The firm provides services in advertising, brand strategy, media, public relations, social, digital marketing, and web development. "
target: Pinta USA LLC
Pinta is a full-service agency which practices the art of cross-cultural marketing. With a focus on culture, their offerings include strategic planning, creative development, media buying, digital content, social media and public relations.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

ORB Limited, acquired Superdream Creative Limited

synopsis: Orb, a UK company comprised of brand builders, creatives, strategists, problem solvers, consultants, thought provokers and mediators, has acquired Superdream, an Australian-based full-service international marketing agency that offers brand transformation, advertising, public relations, events and social media services.
buyer: ORB Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Orb is a company comprised of brand builders, creatives, strategists, problem solvers, consultants, thought provokers and mediators. They build brands battle-hardened, customer-focused, ready to go and, most importantly, ready to succeed. "
target: Superdream Creative Limited
Headquartered in Australia, Superdream is a full-service international marketing agency. They offers brand transformation, advertising, public relations, events and social media services to brands that want to connect with their audience.
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closed 6/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Buffalo Agency, acquired Rawle Murdy Associates Inc.

synopsis: Buffalo Agency, a fully-integrated marketing firm that is focused on golf, has acquired Rawle Murdy, a full-service integrated communications firm. Rawle Murdy combines strategic thinking, digital, brand communications and social connections to help businesses thrive. Their services include advertising, digital marketing, social media, PR and more.
buyer: Buffalo Agency
Buffalo Agency is a fully-integrated marketing firm that serves companies and organizations connected to the golf, sport and lifestyle markets globally. Buffalo creates and shares stories that amplify all the positive experiences the world of golf has to offer. "
target: Rawle Murdy Associates Inc.
Rawle Murdy is a full-service integrated communications firm. Rawle Murdy combines strategic thinking, digital, brand communications, and social connections to help businesses thrive. Their services include advertising and marketing, digital marketing, social media, public relations, and more.
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closed 5/17/2019 via PE Hub

LDC Limited, acquired MSQ Partners Limited

synopsis: LDC has acquired MSQ Partners, a marketing agency. MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target parent: NVM Private Equity Limited
target: MSQ Partners Limited
MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands. The group employs more than 600 people across 15 offices in the UK, Asia and USA.
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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:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
price ($mm)
$4,400
rev ($mm)
$1,900
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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.
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closed 3/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Riester Corporation, acquired Santy Integrated, Inc.

synopsis: RIESTER, a full-service digital marketing, advertising and public relations firm, has acquired Santy Integrated Inc., an integrated marketing firm that serves as a dynamic force for emerging and challenger brands. Santy creates programs that ignite brand preference and lead to loyalty and top of mind awareness.
buyer: Riester Corporation
RIESTER is a full-service digital marketing, advertising and public relations firm providing a complete range of integrated services in brand planning, web and mobile marketing, advertising, media planning and buying, social media and public relations. "
target: Santy Integrated, Inc.
Santy is an integrated marketing firm that serves as a dynamic force for emerging and challenger brands. Their efforts encourage an ongoing conversation with the customer that weaves the brand into their everyday lives by engaging them where they live, work, and play.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gravity Global, acquired JJ Marketing

synopsis: Gravity Global, a UK company that offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution, has acquired JJ Marketing, a UK company that works with its clients to deliver strong, results-focused solutions to their marketing and commercial objectives.
buyer parent: BrandingBusiness
buyer: Gravity Global
Headquartered in the UK, Gravity Global offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution. They are an integrated, channel neutral, award-winning and proven team delivering marketing campaigns that truly transform. "
target: JJ Marketing
Headquartered in the UK, JJ Marketing works with its clients to deliver strong, results-focused solutions to their marketing and commercial objectives. They are a trusted insourced partner, that delivers complex marketing campaigns and programs.,
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closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Small Army

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired Small Army, a 45-person integrated marketing and creative services agency located in Boston. The firm serves clients in diverse sectors, including travel, health, technology and financial services.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: Small Army
Small Army is a marketing and creative services agency that helps brands build relationships with people. Small Army's full range of services include strategic planning, brand development, advertising, social media, content creation, website building, video production and media planning/buying.
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closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Elevation Marketing, acquired Cloverleaf Innovation

synopsis: Elevation Marketing, a full-service B2B marketing agency, announced its acquisition of Cloverleaf Innovation, an innovation consultancy offering strategy, design, research, marketing, communication, and product development. They are based in Chicago, Illinois.
buyer: Elevation Marketing
Founded in 1999, Elevation Marketing is a full-service B2B-only marketing agency, specializing in multifaceted, holistic strategies that extend reach, activate audiences, drive action, and measurably grow business outcomes. "
target: Cloverleaf Innovation
Cloverleaf is an innovation consultancy offering strategy, design, research, marketing, communication, and product development. They are based in Chicago, Illinois.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/16/2019 via Company Press Release

WE Communications, acquired Codeword

synopsis: WE Communications, an international public relations firm has announced its acquisition of Codeword. Codeword is a hybrid agency that combines content, media relations and creativity to build effective communication programs.
buyer: WE Communications
WE Communications is an international public relations firm that works with some of the most innovative companies on the planet. For more than 30 years they’ve been movers and opinion shakers, experiencing firsthand how technology can enable brand transformation. "
target: Codeword
Codeword is a hybrid agency that combines content, media relations and thoughtful creativity to build effective communications programs. They help launch startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

You & Mr Jones, acquired Inside Ideas Group Ltd

synopsis: You & Mr Jones, a global brandtech network, has acquired a majority stake in Inside Ideas Group. a global marketing agency network that helps their clients to build their brands, increase sales, and enhance margins. Inside Ideas Group consists of Oliver, Dare, Adjust Your Set, and Aylesworth Fleming.
buyer: You & Mr Jones
Launched in 2015, You & Mr Jones is the world’s first Brandtech group, a global marketplace for content creation and distribution that will use technology to help businesses to build brands better, faster & cheaper. "
target: Inside Ideas Group Ltd
Inside Ideas Group is a global marketing agency network that helps their clients to build their brands, increase sales, and enhance margins. The group consists of Oliver, Dare, Adjust Your Set, and Aylesworth Fleming. Their clients include Google, BMW, Samsung, Pepsi, JPMorgan, Unilever, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2019 via BusinessWire

Big Group, acquired Brandworks

synopsis: Big Group announced that it has acquired Brandworks, a company based in the Netherlands that supports brands and organizations looking to accelerate or launch their businesses in the Benelux and wider European markets. They specialize in sales, merchandising, marketing and more.
buyer: Big Group
Big Group is an award-winning creative marketing agency founded in 1991. The company is headquartered in London with offices in Newbury, Bath and Amsterdam with a team of over 150 people. The company provides services centred around brand experience, creative technology and performance marketing. "
target: Brandworks
Brandworks, founded in 2014, supports brands and organizations looking to accelerate or launch their businesses in the Benelux and wider European markets. They specialize in sales, merchandising, marketing and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cogent Elliott Ltd., acquired NC Creative Group

synopsis: Cogent, an integrated marketing communications agency in the UK, has acquired NC Creative Group, a full service marketing communications agency in the UK. NC Creative offers a broad range of services across consumer and B2B markets. The group helps their clients to develop strong and clear messages that promote and protect their brand.
buyer: Cogent Elliott Ltd.
Cogent is an integrated marketing communications agency in the UK. Cogent produces effective creative communications to solve their client's commercial challenges. Their specializations include brand, advertising, digital, photography, PR, social, film production, B2B marketing, content, and more. "
target: NC Creative Group
NC Creative Group is a full service marketing communications agency in the UK. NC Creative offers a broad range of services across consumer and B2B markets. The group helps their clients to develop strong and clear messages that promote and protect their brand.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Partnership, Inc. merged with M3 Effect,

synopsis: The Partnership has merged with M3 Effect, a full-service marketing and public relations agency. The Partnership is a marketing, branding, and digital communications agency. The agency offers strategy, advertising, digital design, digital media, promotional marketing solutions, traditional media, social media and internal communications services.
buyer: M3 Effect
Founded in 2012, M3 Effect is a full-service marketing and public relations agency. M3 Effect believes in the power of partnerships to provide long-lasting relationships. They offer marketing strategy, branding, and content services. "
target: The Partnership, Inc.
The Partnership is a fully integrated, full-service marketing, branding, and digital communications agency. The agency offers strategy, advertising, digital design, digital media, promotional marketing solutions, traditional media, social media and internal communications services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Quad/Graphics, will acquire Periscope

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc., a leading marketing solutions provider, announced that it is redefining the future of integrated marketing with its planned acquisition of Periscope, one of the nation’s top five independent creative agencies by annual revenue.
buyer: Quad/Graphics (QUAD:$4,176.30)
Quad/Graphics is a global marketing services provider that helps brand owners market their products, services and content more efficiently and effectively by using its strong print foundation in combination with other media channels. "
target: Periscope
Periscope is one of the largest independent creative agencies in the nation and offers a full spectrum of marketing services to a wide range of acclaimed brands, including Cox Communications, Intuit, Kelley Blue Book, Krispy Kreme, Petco, Red Robin, Target, UnitedHealth Group, Walgreens and more.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Shorthose Russell, acquired Newl&Potter Limited

synopsis: Shorthose Russell, UK's award winning company that is recognized as one of the most-respected marketing and communications agencies in the Eastern region, has acquired Newl & Potter, a British design consultancy based in East London, specializing in identity, print, display, packaging and digital media.
buyer: Shorthose Russell
Headquartered in the UK, Shorthose Russell is an award winning company and is recognized as one of the most-respected marketing and communications agencies in the Eastern region. Working across multiple sectors, they have genuine expertise across digital, design and communications disciplines. "
target: Newl&Potter Limited
Newl&Potter is a British design consultancy based in East London, specializing in identity, print, display, packaging and digital media. Whether global brand or one man band, they always work tirelessly to inject creativity, get results quickly and hopefully lift a few souls.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/14/2018 via PE Hub

OSG Billing Services, will acquire Communisis plc

synopsis: OSG Billing Services, a leading outsourced provider of omnichannel billing and payment solutions, is buying Communisis. Communisis, of London, provides communications and marketing. OSG Billing is a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners.
buyer parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
buyer: OSG Billing Services
OSG has been a leading outsourced provider of omnichannel billing and payment solutions, offering a full suite of integrated customer communications and engagement solutions that transform the way OSG’s clients reach their customers. "
target: Communisis plc (GB:CMS:$501.10)
Communisis is a UK leading provider of personalised customer communication services that specialises in helping clients communicate with their customers more effectively and more profitably in fast-changing markets.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$516
EBITDA ($mm)
$33
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.0x

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