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closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

DirectImpact, acquired Crowdverb

synopsis: Direct Impact, a leading grassroots advocacy firm that manages communications campaigns on behalf of some of the world's largest corporations and trade associations, announced its acquisition of Crowdverb, a digital management and advocacy firm based in Seattle, Washington.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: DirectImpact
Direct Impact is a premier grassroots public affairs, public education and corporate reputation firm, offering a complete range of services essential to conducting successful grassroots outreach and education, public relations, coalition development and community mobilization. "
target: Crowdverb
Crowdverb's Modern Mobilization™ approach uses a social web technology platform and tool set to build permanent online communities on behalf of clients. Communities can be mobilized instantly and effectively to impact issues and legislation, manage reputations and promote products.
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closed 4/24/2019 via AP - Associated Press

Hickok Incorporated, acquired Data Genomix Inc.

synopsis: Hickok Incorporated, a Cleveland-based holding company serving diverse markets, announced the acquisition of certain assets from Data Genomix Inc. based in Cleveland, Ohio. Data Genomix, is an award-winning software company that specializes in social media marketing applications for political, legal, and recruiting campaigns.
buyer: Hickok Incorporated (OTCPK:HICK.A:$66.38)
Hickok Incorporated is a publicly traded holding company serving diverse markets, including healthcare, education, aerospace, and petrochemical. "
target: Data Genomix Inc.
Data Genomix, is an award-winning software company that specializes in social media marketing applications for political, legal, and recruiting campaigns.
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announced 8/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Granicus, Inc.

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners has snapped up another Denver technology company. Granicus, which offers cloud-based software for government users, agreed to sell the majority of itself to Vista, the private equity firm that recently acquired Ping Identity, a Denver security firm.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in software and technology-enabled businesses. With over $25 billion in cumulative capital commitments, Vista seeks to partner with world-class management teams looking to reach their full potential. "
target parent: K1 Investment Management, LLC
target: Granicus, Inc.
Granicus, Inc. is the leading government cloud computing provider for transparency, efficiency, and citizen participation. It offers the first cloud platform and product suites designed specifically to help government agencies establish meaningful connections with citizens.
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closed 3/26/2013 via PR Newswire

MindMixer, acquired VoterTide

synopsis: MindMixer announced its acquisition of VoterTide, a non-partisan social media intelligence company that has been successfully activating audiences around hot topics and issues for political campaigns, non-profits and special interest groups using social media insight and news analysis technology.
buyer: MindMixer
MindMixer connects municipal decision makers and elected officials with their constituents in a cost-effective and engaging manner. Additionally, MindMixer provides an active and convenient way for citizens to be involved in guiding decisions and policy. "
target: VoterTide
VoterTide is a social media intelligence company for political campaigns, news outlets and issue oriented organizations to instantly make sense of the millions of tweets, Facebook updates, YouTube videos and news story sharing happening online every day.
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

CivicPlus, acquired SeeClickFix

synopsis: CivicPlus has added another competitor to its ever-expanding suite of integrated communications software in SeeClickFix, a tool that has offered citizens ways to use mobile devices to report issues à la 311. SeeClickFix is an online and mobile tool that allows citizens to report and monitor non-emergency issues in the public space.
buyer: CivicPlus
By combining intuitive technology with a wealth of knowledge about local government, CivicPlus provides tailored solutions that help our clients do more with less. CivicPlus has partnered with over 2000 local governments to streamline their work and helping them better connect with citizens. "
target: SeeClickFix
SeeClickFix is an online and mobile tool that allows citizens to report and monitor non-emergency issues in the public space. Issues that are reported through the website are recorded on a map for everyone to see and interact with.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

CivicPlus, acquired Virtual Towns & Schools

synopsis: CivicPlus, the nation’s leader in integrated technology for local government, has announced it has acquired Virtual Towns & Schools and its Drupal-based content management system (CMS). The addition will allow CivicPlus to offer a CivicCMS product solution that will expand its product portfolio & strengthen its ability to provide a right-sized CMS.
buyer: CivicPlus
CivicPlus provides tailored solutions that help clients do more with less. Through the power of their product suites, they have partnered with over 2000 local governments, streamlining their work and helping them better connect with citizens. "
target: Virtual Towns & Schools
Virtual Towns & Schools (VTS) offers a Drupal®-based content management system (CMS). VTS is the largest provider of government websites in the Northeast U.S., and in total, support 450+ municipal and K-12 clients in 15 States.
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closed 6/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Ideagen Plc, acquired EIBS Ltd

synopsis: Ideagen has taken over EIBS Limited. EIBS is a software company that has developed proprietary information portal, internet and mobile solutions for the NHS and numerous public sector, not for profit and commercial organisations.
buyer: Ideagen Plc (AIM:IDEA:$76.41)
Ideagen Plc is a supplier of Compliance Based Enterprise Information Management Software. It is a software development business specializng in information management solutions for organizations that generally operate within industries that are subject to high regulatory standards. "
target: EIBS Ltd
EIBS Ltd is one of the leading Content Management System (CMS) companies in the UK. EIBS is a software company that has developed proprietary information portal, internet and mobile solutions for the NHS and numerous public sector, not for profit and commercial organisations.
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closed 5/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

IBI Group Inc., acquired GreenOwl Mobile

synopsis: IBI Group, a global design and technology firm, announced that it has completed the asset purchase of Ontario-based GreenOwl Mobile, including all intellectual property. GreenOwl Mobile is a leader in mobile technologies for smart cities. It has developed and deployed numerous award-winning solutions for the public sector.
buyer: IBI Group Inc. (TSX:IBG:$349.75)
IBI Group Inc. is a globally integrated architecture, planning, engineering, and technology firm with over 2,700 professionals around the world. "
target: GreenOwl Mobile
Founded in 2010, GreenOwl Mobile is a leader in mobile technologies for smart cities. It has developed and deployed numerous award-winning solutions for transportation authorities, cities, municipalities, and private media corporations.
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announced 9/26/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire GovDelivery, Inc.

synopsis: Actua Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an investor group led by Vista Equity Partners under which it will sell GovDelivery, the leading provider of cloud-based government communications software solutions, for $153 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in Austin, Chicago and San Francisco, with over $26 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data and technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target parent: Actua Corporation
target: GovDelivery, Inc.
GovDelivery enables public sector organizations to connect with people and to get those people to act. As the number one referrer of traffic to hundreds of government websites, GovDelivery's enterprise-class, cloud-based technology allows government organizations to transform their communications.
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closed 1/5/2010 via BusinessWire

Internet Capital Group, Inc., acquired GovDelivery, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Capital Group, Inc. announced that, together with management, it has acquired GovDelivery, Inc. GovDelivery, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the leading platform provider of government-to-citizen digital communication solutions. ICG paid $19.7 million for 89% ownership of GovDelivery.
buyer: Internet Capital Group, Inc. (ACTA:$118.96)
Internet Capital Group owns and builds Internet software companies that drive business productivity and reduce transaction costs between firms. ICG devotes its expertise and capital to maximizing the success of these platform companies that are delivering on-demand software and service applications."
target: GovDelivery, Inc.
GovDelivery is the world’s leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions. GovDelivery’s digital subscription management solution provides organizations with a fully-automated, on-demand public communication system.
price ($mm)
$22
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closed 1/5/2012 via GlobeNewswire

GovDelivery, Inc., acquired GovInteract

synopsis: GovDelivery, the leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions, announced the acquisition of New Jersey-based GovInteract, an emerging leader in complete Web solutions, including multi-channel emergency communication, for the public sector.
buyer parent: ICG Group, Inc.
buyer: GovDelivery, Inc.
GovDelivery, the leading provider of government-to-citizen communication solutions, helps government maximize direct connections with the public while reducing communications cost. More than 450 government organizations worldwide use GovDelivery. "
target: GovInteract
GovInteract is a proven leader in offering a broad, single-platform, Web solution that links all the services a local government provides and connects those services directly to local residents and citizens.
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announced 10/1/2020 via PR Newswire

KANG BO SI NAN, will acquire Gridsum Holding Inc.

synopsis: Gridsum Holding Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and artificial intelligence solutions in China, will be acquired by an investor consortium led by Mr. Guosheng Qi, chairman of the board of directors of the company.
buyer: KANG BO SI NAN
KANG BO SI NAN (BEIJING) TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. is a company formed by the Consortium that was created to take Gridsum Holding Inc. private. KANG BO SI NAN is led by Mr. Guosheng Qi, the Chairman of Gridsum. "
target: Gridsum Holding Inc. (GSUM:$48.09)
Gridsum is a leading provider of cloud-based big-data analytics and AI solutions for multinational and domestic enterprises and government agencies in China.
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closed 6/4/2014 via PR Web

Accela, Inc., acquired IQM2

synopsis: Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, announced that it has acquired IQM2, a provider of legislative solutions to more than 250 customers in the United States. IQM2’s complete cloud solution unifies the entire experience of preparing, deciding and sharing the results and content of public meetings online.
buyer: Accela, Inc.
Accela’s Civic Cloud includes a complete platform, both packaged and tailored solutions and cloud-based, office, mobile and social applications to support government agency, business and citizen needs. "
target: IQM2
IQM2 is the market leader in furnishing end-to-end public sector meeting software solutions through their award-winning Open Meeting Management and Citizen Awareness Platform consisting of MinuteTraq, MediaTraq, and E-Boardroom.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Vigilant Solutions, acquired Shotcaller Global Inc.

synopsis: Vigilant Solutions, a global machine vision and data analytics company, has acquired the assets of ShotCaller Global Inc., developer of GunOps and DNAOps investigative solutions for law enforcement. GunOps and DNAOps are web-based interactive investigation tools.
buyer: Vigilant Solutions
Vigilant Solutions’ technology helps law enforcement solve crimes faster to keep officers and communities safe. Vigilant Solutions provides license plate recognition, facial recognition and ballistic analysis to deliver intelligence to agencies across the globe. "
target: Shotcaller Global Inc.
Shotcaller Global Inc. is a small but agile group of business, law enforcement and technical experts delivering a field proven and robust GunOps™ cloud-based web solution, located in Anaheim, California.
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closed 6/8/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Aptean, acquired Advanced Public Safety, Inc.

synopsis: Aptean, a leading provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions, announced the acquisition of Advanced Public Safety Inc. (APS), a business of Trimble, which provides software solutions that increase safety and productivity for law enforcement and public safety agencies across the United States.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Aptean
Aptean is a provider of industry-focused mission critical enterprise software solutions. They build and acquire solutions to support the evolving operational needs of their customers. Their solutions help nearly 5,000 organizations by satisfying their customers and continuing to operate efficiently."
target parent: Trimble
target: Advanced Public Safety, Inc.
Advanced Public Safety, doing business as Trimble Public Safety, provides automated mobile solutions to public safety agencies to address the administrative challenges of issuing traffic citations and accident reports. Their flagship product, Virtual Partner 2.0, is delivered as a SaaS offering.
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closed 1/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Trimble Navigation Limited, acquired Advanced Public Safety, Inc.

synopsis: Trimble announced that it has acquired privately held Advanced Public Safety, Inc. of Deerfield Beach, Florida, in an all-cash transaction. APS is a leading software development company that creates mobile and handheld software products used by law enforcement, fire-rescue and other public safety agencies.
buyer: Trimble Navigation Limited (TRMB:$3,133.80)
Trimble is a leading innovator of Global Positioning System technology. In addition to providing advanced GPS components, Trimble augments GPS with other positioning technologies as well as wireless communications and software to create complete customer solutions. "
target: Advanced Public Safety, Inc.
Advanced Public Safety, Inc is a leading software development company creating innovative technology solutions specifically designed for the public safety industry. APS was founded by Jeff Rubenstein, an auxiliary police officer with the Delray Beach Police Department in Delray Beach, Florida.
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closed 1/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Marlowe Companies Incorporated, acquired Gravis Marketing

synopsis: Anthony Marlowe via Marlowe Companies Inc. (MCI), the parent company to Mass Markets, the BPO call center, teleservices firm and Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS) provider, announced that it has acquired 100% of Gravis Marketing's telemarketing application and software suites, one of the top political telemarketing software developer in North America.
buyer parent: Iowa City Capital Partners, LC
buyer: Marlowe Companies Incorporated
On October 1st, 2015, Iowa City Capital Partners formed Marlowe Companies Incorporated. It is a holding company owned by Anthony Marlowe. Marlowe was the co-founder of call center industry BPO company, TMone. He was recognized by Inc. Magazine in 2007 as one of the 25 youngest CEOs in America. "
target: Gravis Marketing
Gravis Marketing is a top political telemarketing software developer in North America. They offer application and software suites that include hosted predictive dialer, interactive voice response (IVR), native software, (SaaS), automated market research software, etc.
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closed 10/21/2014 via Market Wire

StoneCalibre, LLC, acquired NetPlus

synopsis: StoneCalibre announced that it has completed the acquisition of NetPlus. Through its web based software framework, they enable commercial and government customers to efficiently manage their telecom systems by providing network operations, telecom expense management and VoIP transition solutions across legacy and Unified Communications platforms.
buyer: StoneCalibre, LLC
StoneCalibre is a privately funded investment firm specializing in the acquisition of lower middle market companies. They are focused on making investments in both special situations and quality long-term capital investment opportunities. "
target parent: NetBoss Technologies, Inc.
target: NetPlus
NetPlus is a leading Telecom Infrastructure Management solutions provider for both commercial and government entities. With over 30 years of experience, NetPlus solutions are used worldwide to improve efficiency, streamline processes, and consolidate telecom and IT management.
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closed 4/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Omnigo Software, acquired QueTel Corporation

synopsis: Omnigo Software, a leading provider of public safety, incident, and security management solutions, has acquired QueTel Corporation, a company that offers software that tracks and manages uniquely numbered items — serialized equipment, physical evidence, digital files, documents, and people — for law enforcement business operations.
buyer: Omnigo Software
Omnigo Software is the leading provider of public safety, incident and security management solutions for law enforcement, education, healthcare and other enterprises, offering easy-to-use and flexible applications that provide actionable insight for making more informed decisions. "
target: QueTel Corporation
QueTel’s offers software that tracks and manages uniquely numbered items — serialized equipment, physical evidence, digital files, documents, and people — for law enforcement business operations.
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closed 4/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Petards Group plc, acquired QRO Solutions Limited

synopsis: Petards, the AIM quoted developer of advanced security and surveillance systems is pleased to announce that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of QRO Solutions Limited. QRO provides end-to-end Automatic Number Plate Recognition (“ANPR”) security and speed enforcement solutions to UK police forces.
buyer: Petards Group plc (AIM:PEG:$21.05)
Petards Group plc (Petards) is a supplier of products to OEMs, system integrators and end-users in the rail, security and defense markets in refurbishment and retrofit applications. "
target: QRO Solutions Limited
QRO was established over 15 years ago as a private business based in Northamptonshire providing end-to-end Automatic Number Plate Recognition (“ANPR”) security and speed enforcement solutions to UK police forces and to integrators serving the police and security markets.
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$1.58
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closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

DirectImpact, acquired Crowdverb

synopsis: Direct Impact, a leading grassroots advocacy firm that manages communications campaigns on behalf of some of the world's largest corporations and trade associations, announced its acquisition of Crowdverb, a digital management and advocacy firm based in Seattle, Washington.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: DirectImpact
Direct Impact is a premier grassroots public affairs, public education and corporate reputation firm, offering a complete range of services essential to conducting successful grassroots outreach and education, public relations, coalition development and community mobilization. "
target: Crowdverb
Crowdverb's Modern Mobilization™ approach uses a social web technology platform and tool set to build permanent online communities on behalf of clients. Communities can be mobilized instantly and effectively to impact issues and legislation, manage reputations and promote products.
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closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

DirectImpact, acquired Crowdverb

synopsis: Direct Impact, a leading grassroots advocacy firm that manages communications campaigns on behalf of some of the world's largest corporations and trade associations, announced its acquisition of Crowdverb, a digital management and advocacy firm based in Seattle, Washington.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: DirectImpact
Direct Impact is a premier grassroots public affairs, public education and corporate reputation firm, offering a complete range of services essential to conducting successful grassroots outreach and education, public relations, coalition development and community mobilization. "
target: Crowdverb
Crowdverb's Modern Mobilization™ approach uses a social web technology platform and tool set to build permanent online communities on behalf of clients. Communities can be mobilized instantly and effectively to impact issues and legislation, manage reputations and promote products.
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closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

DirectImpact, acquired Crowdverb

synopsis: Direct Impact, a leading grassroots advocacy firm that manages communications campaigns on behalf of some of the world's largest corporations and trade associations, announced its acquisition of Crowdverb, a digital management and advocacy firm based in Seattle, Washington.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: DirectImpact
Direct Impact is a premier grassroots public affairs, public education and corporate reputation firm, offering a complete range of services essential to conducting successful grassroots outreach and education, public relations, coalition development and community mobilization. "
target: Crowdverb
Crowdverb's Modern Mobilization™ approach uses a social web technology platform and tool set to build permanent online communities on behalf of clients. Communities can be mobilized instantly and effectively to impact issues and legislation, manage reputations and promote products.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Portland Communications, acquired Forbes Associates

synopsis: Portland, a communications consultancy with international reach, has acquired Forbes Associates to support its growth in the Middle East. Forbes Associates is an exciting new independent consultancy based in Qatar, delivering high-level support in communications and public relations to governments, companies and individuals.
buyer: Portland Communications
Portland is a communications consultancy with international reach. They specialize in integrated media and political campaigns. They support major brands and leading figures on strategic communications, public affairs, international affairs and digital. "
target: Forbes Associates
Forbes Associates is an exciting new independent consultancy based in Qatar, delivering high-level support in communications and public relations to governments, companies and individuals.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Sussex Strategy Group, acquired Adrenaline Digital Inc.

synopsis: Sussex Strategy Group, one of Canada’s premier government relations and strategic communications firms, announced its acquisition of Adrenaline Digital, a leading digital advocacy company in Toronto. Adrenaline was Canada's first, exclusively digital, public affairs agency.
buyer: Sussex Strategy Group
Sussex is Canada's premier advisory firm for businesses and organizations facing complex challenges involving government, media, and the public. Sussex uses skill, research, extensive campaign experience and creativity to enhance and protect its clients' reputations and interests. "
target: Adrenaline Digital Inc.
Adrenaline was Canada's first, exclusively digital, public affairs agency. Since then, Adrenaline has helped clients across the country form movements around issues and influence public opinion on issues across multiple sectors.
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announced 11/29/2011 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, will acquire The Glover Park Group

synopsis: WPP has agreed to acquire The Glover Park Group (“GPG”), a nationally-recognized strategic communications and government relations firm. GPG offers its clients a suite of fully integrated services including public affairs, media relations, government affairs, opinion research, crisis communications, digital strategy, and others.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,321.00)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including: advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications. "
target parent: Svoboda Capital Partners LLC
target: The Glover Park Group
The Glover Park Group (“GPG”) is a nationally-recognized strategic communications and government relations firm. GPG offers its clients a suite of fully integrated services including public affairs, media relations, government affairs, opinion research, crisis communications, and more.
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closed 11/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Remarkable Group Ltd., acquired Pendragon Public Relations

synopsis: Communications and public consultation specialist Remarkable Group has completed the acquisition of Pendragon Public Relations. They specialise in managing stakeholder communications during the planning process for large-scale infrastructure and energy projects.
buyer: Remarkable Group Ltd.
Remarkable Group is an innovative, passionate and award-winning communications agency. Their core disciplines are public affairs & stakeholder engagement, public relations, creative, video & animation and social media. "
target: Pendragon Public Relations
Pendragon specialises in managing communications for large infrastructure projects. They provide advice and stakeholder consultation services, interfacing with politicians, stakeholders, local communities, pressure groups and the media.
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closed 3/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Levick Strategic Communications, acquired Purple Nation Solutions

synopsis: LEVICK announced the acquisition of Purple Nation Solutions, founded by renowned strategist and crisis manager, Lanny J. Davis and former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele. They are a bipartisan one-stop-shop providing legal counsel, media strategy and public relations, and political lobbying.
buyer: Levick Strategic Communications
Levick Strategic Communications represents companies and countries facing the highest-stakes communications challenges. An international communications firm, they specialize at the crucial intersection of finance, crisis, public affairs, and reputation management. "
target: Purple Nation Solutions
Purple Nation Solutions is a hybrid of law, media, and legislative firm providing legal and strategic communication counsel to both individuals and companies. They are a bipartisan one-stop-shop providing legal counsel, media strategy and public relations, and political lobbying.
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closed 11/7/2013 via BusinessWire

Sage Communications, acquired Longbottom Communications

synopsis: Sage Communications, an integrated marketing and communications agency, announced that it has acquired Longbottom Communications, a satellite and space industry marketing and PR firm. For Sage, the move is a strategic investment in support of the company’s long-term strategic growth goals to increase its position in the satellite industry.
buyer: Sage Communications
Sage Communications is a full-service marketing communications agency specializing in the technology, government and healthcare markets. The company provides a unique fusion of public relations, advertising, marketing and interactive services. "
target: Longbottom Communications
Longbottom Communications provides public relations expertise, strategic communications and marketing communications support to a range of domestic and international clients in the satellite, space, defense and nuclear energy industries.
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closed 2/1/2014 via BNC Analysis

Fleck Consulting, Inc. merged with The WS Group, LLC,

synopsis: Fleck Consulting of Allentown and WS Group of Harrisburg have merged to form Seven Points Consulting. Fleck Consulting Inc. offers a full range of governmental, political and public relations consulting to clients throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. The WS Group, LLC is a fundraising, direct mail, and strategic services firm.
buyer: The WS Group, LLC
The WS Group, LLC is a fundraising, direct mail, and strategic services firm based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From candidates for County Commissioner to those seeking statewide office, the WS Group provides tailor-made services that help their clients meet their toughest electoral challenges. "
target: Fleck Consulting, Inc.
Fleck Consulting Inc. offers a full range of governmental, political and public relations consulting to clients throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. The firm has over 50 years combined experience in public relations, political and governmental consulting.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bully Pulpit Interactive, acquired Aperture Strategies

synopsis: Bully Pulpit Interactive has purchased Aperture Strategies, the public affairs firm owned by veteran political operative Scott Mulhauser. Aperture Strategies works with corporations, coalitions, nonprofits, trade associations and elected officials to navigate public affairs, policy and management challenges.
buyer: Bully Pulpit Interactive
Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is a modern communications agency that builds believers for brands, causes and candidates. Born in politics and founded by leaders of the Obama campaign, BPI applies unique expertise from to create sophisticated and customized strategies for companies and candidates. "
target: Aperture Strategies
Aperture Strategies is a strategic advisory and communications firm working with corporations, coalitions, nonprofits, trade associations and elected officials to navigate public affairs, policy and management challenges and advise them on developments in Washington and across the globe.
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announced 10/8/2015 via New York Times

Stagwell Group, will acquire SKDKnickerbocker

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, which is being run by the former advertising executive Mark Penn, will acquire SKDKnickerbocker, the public relations group best known for its advertising and campaign work for prominent Democratic clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company, which will invest in advertising, research, data analytics, public relations, and digital marketing services. "
target: SKDKnickerbocker
SKDKnickerbocker provides strategic advice, public relations, crisis communications, advertising, direct mail, and research to national and international companies, advocacy organizations, associations, leading non-profit organizations, and elected officials.
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closed 11/11/2014 via BNC Analysis

Porta Communications plc, acquired PPS Group Ltd.

synopsis: Porta Communications PLC, the international marketing and communications group, announces the acquisition of PPS Group Limited, a leading independent consultancy specialising in reputation management, community engagement and political consensus building, advising on projects such as complex property, infrastructure and energy developments.
buyer: Porta Communications plc (PTCM:$50.95)
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). "
target: PPS Group Ltd.
PPS Group is an independent, award-winning communications consultancy. They offer services in local a& national public affairs, issues & crisis management, engaging and consulting communities, media relations, mobilizing and securing support, property PR, and corporate communications.
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closed 4/24/2014 via PR Newswire

Lambert, Edwards & Associates, acquired Sterling Corporation

synopsis: Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A), Michigan's leading PR firm, announced it has acquired public policy and issues management firm Sterling Corporation. The move bolsters LE&A's public affairs practice and establishes it as the largest PR firm in the state's capital and the largest public affairs firm in Michigan.
buyer: Lambert, Edwards & Associates
Lambert, Edwards & Associates (LE&A) is a top-10 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-20 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and six countries. LE&A serves middle-market companies and national brands and is the state's largest bipartisan public affairs firm. "
target: Sterling Corporation
The Sterling Corporation is a premier Republican public policy and issues management firm specializing in public affairs, political campaigns, ballot initiatives, and fundraising for corporations, trade associations, issue advocacy groups and political candidates.
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closed 4/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, acquired Connections Media LLC

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc announced that it has acquired an 80% stake in Connections Media LLC, a full-service digital agency specializing in politics and public affairs. The firm provides complete digital campaign services including: strategy, advertising, and social media to political, advocacy and corporate public affairs clients.
buyer: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next Fifteen Communications Group plc is the holding company for a group of worldwide PR consultancies. It owns five independent subsidiary PR agencies that operate as autonomous businesses. It also owns a research business, a policy communications business and a digital consultancy. "
target: Connections Media LLC
Connections Media is a full service digital agency specializing in politics and public affairs. Founded in 2004, it is a talented team of veteran strategists, designers, developers, analytics experts & new media communicators.
price ($mm)
$1.85*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Canney Communications, LLC merged with Knight Vision International, LLC,

synopsis: Political public relations veterans Crystal Canney and Felicia Knight have merged their respective firms to form a new Portland-based company in advance of the 2014 elections. Both companies are media consulting firms with expertise in political public relations.
buyer: Knight Vision International, LLC
Knight Vision International is a strategic media consulting firm with expertise in communications, positioning, public relations, public policy, government relations, crisis communications, and media training. "
target: Canney Communications, LLC
Crystal Canney is a political public relations veteran. Canney Communications has been involved in successful campaigns since 2009.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/10/2021 via Company Press Release

The Martin Group, LLC, acquired Gramercy Communications, LLC

synopsis: The Martin Group, an award-winning integrated marketing communications agency headquartered in Buffalo with office operations across New York State, announced the acquisition of prominent public affairs firm Gramercy Communications, one of New York State’s leading public affairs firms.
buyer: The Martin Group, LLC
The Martin Group is an integrated communications firm headquartered in downtown Buffalo with offices in Albany, Rochester, and New York, NY. The firm works with best-in-class organizations from small businesses to global enterprises and has extensive experience in several industry verticals. "
target: Gramercy Communications, LLC
Gramercy is one of New York State’s leading public affairs firms. Working with statewide associations, interest groups, companies, and more, the firm develops strategic campaigns that reach decision-makers and deliver effective client outcomes.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Connect Communications, acquired Connect Communications

synopsis: Connect Communications, an award winning independent political communications agency, has announced a Management Buyout by Andy Sawford, Sarah King and Laura Blake, who have completed the purchase of 100% of the shareholding and ownership of the company.
buyer: Connect Communications
Connect Communications is an award winning independent political communications agency. They consistently achieve results – whether helping promote a new policy idea, rebuilding a damaged reputation, or building capacity within in-house teams. "
target: Connect Communications
Connect Communications is an award winning independent political communications agency. They consistently achieve results – whether helping promote a new policy idea, rebuilding a damaged reputation, or building capacity within in-house teams.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

SEC Newgate S.p.A, acquired ORCA Affairs

synopsis: SEC Newgate S.p.A., a communications and media group, has signed agreements to acquire a 60% shareholding in four tranches in Orca Affairs, a media consulting agency, that works in both the private and public sector.
buyer: SEC Newgate S.p.A (AIM:SECG:$78.39)
SEC Newgate, based London, is a research-driven global strategic communications and advocacy group. Its team works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media to deliver positive outcomes, helping clients clearly demonstrate their purpose, impact locally, all around the world."
target: ORCA Affairs
ORCA Affairs, based in Germany, applies curiosity, vision, responsibility, initiative, and its own particular personality in developing, managing, executing and assessing communications of sensitive topics related to politics and society for public institutions, interest groups, and corporations.
price ($mm)
$0.86*
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
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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