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closed 6/25/2012 via PR Newswire

McCann Health, acquired Double Helix

synopsis: McCann Health announced the acquisition of Double Helix. Double Helix is a leading, global provider of Market Research and Market Access services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Dr. Wayne Phillips, who founded and runs Double Helix, will continue as CEO of Double Helix, reporting to John Cahill, CEO of McCann Health.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Health
Comprising the world's most connected health and wellness experts, McCann Health is the most awarded professional and consumer health communications network with the largest international expertise spanning 35 countries and 61 offices. "
target: Double Helix
Double Helix is an independent healthcare consultancy with headquarters in London and offices in the US and Singapore. Established in 1995, they have been providing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients of all sizes with the knowledge to evolve their brands and businesses.
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closed 4/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Majestic Research, LLC, acquired Rood Research, Inc.

synopsis: Majestic Research, a global, independent equity research company and a pioneer in data driven analysis, announced its acquisition of New York-based Rood Research – a leading provider of healthcare market research.
buyer: Majestic Research, LLC
Since its inception in 2002, Majestic Research has revolutionized the financial research business with our innovative proprietary methods and tools for accessing real-time data. "
target: Rood Research, Inc.
In the past 15 years, Rood Research has become a leader in providing healthcare research to some of the top pharmaceutical and biotech companies in the world.
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closed 7/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Surveillance Data, Inc., acquired Verispan, LLC

synopsis: SDI, the leader in innovative healthcare analytics, has acquired Verispan, a top provider of healthcare information and services. The acquisition creates the healthcare industry’s most comprehensive de-identified longitudinal database.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Surveillance Data, Inc.
SDI provides a wide range of healthcare data and market research to pharmaceutical, consumer products, and healthcare-related companies. Since 1981, SDI's mission has been to provide healthcare data products with high business relevance as well as the means and know-how to put this data into action."
target: Verispan, LLC
Verispan provides a broad array of information products and services to virtually all of the top 50 pharmaceutical companies and the healthcare industry in general, including sales targeting and compensation products; market research audits; healthcare profiles; and direct mail, among many others.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Pharmerit International merged with Open Health,

synopsis: OPEN Health, a leading multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, has merged with Pharmerit International, LP, the largest independent global provider of health economics and outcomes research and strategic market access services to the pharmaceutical industry.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Open Health
OPEN Health is a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, operating across three core business areas: Medical Communications; Patient and Brand Communications; and Value, Informatics and Evidence. "
target: Pharmerit International
Pharmerit International is a global, premier health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) consultancy with 20 years of experience supporting pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device organizations in HEOR and market access worldwide.
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closed 6/9/2009 via BusinessWire

IntrinsiQ, acquired WWMR, Inc.

synopsis: IntrinsiQ, the company improving the quality and understanding of cancer care, announced the acquisition of market research and consulting firm WWMR, Inc. The combination creates the single, go-to source for pharmaceutical companies seeking to understand the true drivers behind physicians’ cancer treatment decisions.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: IntrinsiQ
IntrinsiQ, LLC is the leading provider of medical oncology clinical information systems and the premier source of US oncology data and analysis. Each month, IntrinsiQ’s clinical software application, IntelliDose®, captures the treatment decisions and details for nearly 20,000 unique patients. "
target: WWMR, Inc.
WWMR is a marketing research and strategic consulting firm founded in 1994, providing insightful, proprietary studies to pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and diagnostics companies worldwide.
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closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

M3 USA Corporation, purchased Healthcare Market Research Business from Manthan Systems

synopsis: M3 Global Research announced the acquisition of Manthan's healthcare market research business. India-based Manthan is a cloud analytics company pioneering applications for retail and consumer-facing businesses. Its healthcare division will be rebranded after the acquisition as m360 Research.
buyer parent: M3, Inc.
buyer: M3 USA Corporation
M3 USA (M3 Global Research), named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded to change the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions."
seller: Manthan Systems
The acquisition includes the healthcare market research business of Manthan. India-based Manthan is a cloud analytics company pioneering applications for retail and consumer-facing businesses. Its healthcare division will be rebranded after the acquisition as m360 Research.
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closed 11/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired SDI Health LLC

synopsis: IMS Health has completed its acquisition of SDI, a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. IMS offers leading-edge market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: SDI Health LLC
SDI is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
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announced 11/22/2010 via BusinessWire

M3 USA Corporation, will acquire EMS Research

synopsis: M3 USA, parent company of MDLinx, a leading medical market research firm, has signed an agreement to purchase EU-based EMS Research, a company specializing in quantitative and qualitative market research for clients in healthcare and other vertical markets.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: M3 USA Corporation
M3 USA, named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions. "
target: EMS Research
EMS Research (European Marketing Specialists), headquartered in London, England, was founded in 1999 and is Europe’s leading in-house medical fieldwork company. EMS help clients achieve their objectives by delivering vital insight into markets, attitudes, concepts and products.
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closed 11/13/2007 via PR Newswire

Cegedim Group S.A., acquired 3ES

synopsis: Cegedim Strategic Data, leading provider of Pharmaceutical Market Research has completed its acquisition of 3ES, a CRO member of the AFCRO, specializing in Clinical Studies and post-AMM studies, notably through online tools.
buyer: Cegedim Group S.A. (ENXTPA:CGM:$512.82)
Established as the world's leading CRM provider for the life sciences industry with its Cegedim Dendrite business unit, CEGEDIM provides the world's largest pharmaceutical companies with vital support for successful Customer Relationship Management (CRM). "
target: 3ES
3ES provides multidisciplinary expertise in the medical research field. 3ES has developed their in-house software for managing online studies via Internet, and has received the ANVAR label for "innovating business".
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closed 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

Phoenix Marketing International, acquired JZM Research

synopsis: Phoenix Marketing International has acquired JZM, Inc. (Johnston, Zabor, McManus), a full service marketing research firm based in Durham, North Carolina, that specializes in healthcare research. The company provides research for 7 of the 10 largest global pharmaceutical companies.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International offers advanced advertising and brand measurement along with direct marketing expertise. Phoenix combines primary and syndicated marketing research expertise with database analytics and modeling proficiency. "
target: JZM Research
JZM is a healthcare focused marketing research firm. The company merges existing, proven marketing research techniques with new state-of-the-art technologies for faster and better results for our pharmaceutical, biotech, and other healthcare clients.
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closed 4/18/2007 via BusinessWire

MCF Corporation, acquired MedPanel, Inc.

synopsis: MCF Corporation has completed the acquisition of MedPanel, Inc., an online medical market intelligence firm. With the closing of the transaction, MedPanel, Inc. becomes Panel Intelligence, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of MCF Corporation.
buyer: MCF Corporation (MEM:$0.00)
MCF Corporation is a financial services holding company that provides investment research, capital markets services, corporate and venture services, investment banking, asset management and wealth management through its operating subsidiaries. "
target: MedPanel, Inc.
MedPanel provides online medical market intelligence to the life sciences industry through custom research and syndicated studies. Research services include study design, recruitment, programming, panel moderation, advanced data analysis and summaries.
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closed 6/1/2006 via

So-net M3, Inc., acquired MDLinx, Inc.

synopsis: MDLinx, a leading online provider of global, real-time health information resources for physicians and consumers, announced today it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with So-net M3, a Sony Communication Network Group company.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: So-net M3, Inc.
So-net M3 is a leading provider of online pharmaceutical promotion solutions. So-net M3 Inc. was established in September 2000 under the service name of So-net, with Sony Communications Network Corporation, a supplier of network-related services, as the largest stockholder. "
target: MDLinx, Inc.
MDLinx is an award-winning, practical tool that busy physicians and healthcare professionals use to stay up to date with the latest research in the medical field. The company aggregates medical articles and research from more than 1,200 peer-reviewed journals and leading news media on a daily basis.
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closed 9/19/2005 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Geriatric Health Systems, LLC

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Geriatric Health Systems, LLC (GHS), a healthcare survey research and analytics firm specializing in measuring health status, health risk and member satisfaction for health plans in the United States.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target: Geriatric Health Systems, LLC
GHS is a healthcare survey research firm specializing in quality improvement. Our turnkey survey and reporting systems are used by health plans, physician organizations and healthcare purchasers nationwide.
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closed 3/29/2005 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Data Management & Research, Inc.

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Data Management & Research, Inc. (DMR). DMR is a Nashville area company, exclusively focused on offering healthcare organizations a wide range of quality and satisfaction surveys, data analyses of survey results, and other research-based measurement tools.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$254.11)
A leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry.Through HealthStream’s learning solutions, organizations create safer environments for patients, increase clinical competencies of its workforce, and facilitate the rapid transfer of the latest technologies. "
target: Data Management & Research, Inc.
DMR specializes in quality and satisfaction surveys for healthcare providers. Known as the quiet company serving healthcare's giants, our clients range from national healthcare systems and specialty segments to small rural hospitals in both the for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare sectors.
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closed 3/14/2018 via PR Newswire

BioInformatics Inc., acquired IMV Ltd.

synopsis: BioInformatics Inc., the leading market research firm supporting the analytical instrumentation and life science industries, and owner of The Science Advisory Board, has acquired IMV Publishing, a recognized leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets.
buyer: BioInformatics Inc.
BioInformatics Inc. is the leading research and advisory firm serving the life science, diagnostic and analytical instrument industries. Their expertise includes assessing the size and attractiveness of markets, optimizing product configurations and pricing and validating corporate acquisitions. "
target: IMV Ltd.
IMV Publishing is a recognized leader in market research and online publishing for the medical imaging and clinical diagnostic instruments markets. IMV’s complete line of research reports provides decision makers with site-specific databases and comprehensive market reports.
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closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

ZS Associates, purchased BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: ZS announced it has acquired the assets of BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting from Nielsen. The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
buyer: ZS Associates
ZS Associates is a global management consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing strategy, operations and execution. Founded in 1983, ZS has grown into a firm of 500 professionals delivering expertise across much of the sales and marketing spectrum. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The BASES Pharmaceutical Forecasting assets include launch product and direct-to-consumer forecasting tools and proprietary normative databases for pharmaceutical brands.
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announced 3/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Diversified Agency Services, will acquire Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Diversified Agency Services announced an agreement with ITOCHU Corporation and a number of venture capital funds to acquire a majority stake in Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd., a highly respected Japanese online medical communications agency.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc., manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing disciplines. DAS includes more than 190 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations. "
target parent: Itochu Corporation
target: Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd.
Medical Collective Intelligence Co. Ltd. ("MCI") is a highly respected and well-known Japanese online medical communications agency. Based in Tokyo, MCI operates a Marketing Research division and a Detailing Solutions division, both focused on the healthcare industry.
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closed 1/24/2012 via BusinessWire

IMS Health Incorporated, acquired PharmARC Analytic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: IMS Health has acquired PharmARC, an India-based company specializing in commercial analytics and services for the life sciences industry. The acquisition adds significant scale to a world-class services delivery platform, strengthens IMS’s business process outsourcing capabilities.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: IMS Health Incorporated (NYSE:IQV:$10,412.00)
IMS Health is the leading provider of information services for the healthcare industry around the world. The company draws on its global technology infrastructure and unique combination of in-depth, analytics, and consulting platforms to help clients better understand the value of medicines. "
target: PharmARC Analytic Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
PharmARC is a leading provider of analytic solutions for the efficient commercialization of drugs and medical products. The firm’s analytics and services enable its life sciences customers to make informed decisions related to their sales and marketing strategies and implementation.
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announced 1/17/2012 via PR Newswire

Campbell Alliance Group, Inc., will purchase Promotional and Medical Audit Businesses from SDI Health LLC

synopsis: inVentiv Health, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain promotional and medical audit businesses of SDI Health, which IMS Health has committed to divest in connection with obtaining regulatory approval of its acquisition of SDI.
buyer parent: Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
buyer: Campbell Alliance Group, Inc.
Campbell Alliance is the Consulting business segment of inVentiv Health, a leading global provider of best-in-class clinical, commercial, and consulting services to companies seeking to accelerate performance. "
seller parent: TPG Capital
seller: SDI Health LLC
SDI Health is a leading healthcare market insight and analytics firm. It provides the industry’s most comprehensive de-identified patient-level data to pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies, enabling them to better understand the healthcare market.
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closed 8/2/2010 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, acquired InforMed Direct

synopsis: United Drug Plc, an Ireland-based healthcare services provider, has acquired the entire share capital of InforMed Direct Plc, a UK-based healthcare communications and market research agency, for a consideration of GBP11.4 million in cash.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: InforMed Direct
InforMed offers healthcare communications at every stage of the product lifecycle – from development and consultancy to tactical delivery. Its market research and business analysis division delivers quant and qual research, as well as forecasting and market simulation models.
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closed 6/25/2012 via PR Newswire

McCann Health, acquired Double Helix

synopsis: McCann Health announced the acquisition of Double Helix. Double Helix is a leading, global provider of Market Research and Market Access services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Dr. Wayne Phillips, who founded and runs Double Helix, will continue as CEO of Double Helix, reporting to John Cahill, CEO of McCann Health.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Health
Comprising the world's most connected health and wellness experts, McCann Health is the most awarded professional and consumer health communications network with the largest international expertise spanning 35 countries and 61 offices. "
target: Double Helix
Double Helix is an independent healthcare consultancy with headquarters in London and offices in the US and Singapore. Established in 1995, they have been providing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients of all sizes with the knowledge to evolve their brands and businesses.
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closed 6/25/2012 via PR Newswire

McCann Health, acquired Double Helix

synopsis: McCann Health announced the acquisition of Double Helix. Double Helix is a leading, global provider of Market Research and Market Access services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Dr. Wayne Phillips, who founded and runs Double Helix, will continue as CEO of Double Helix, reporting to John Cahill, CEO of McCann Health.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Health
Comprising the world's most connected health and wellness experts, McCann Health is the most awarded professional and consumer health communications network with the largest international expertise spanning 35 countries and 61 offices. "
target: Double Helix
Double Helix is an independent healthcare consultancy with headquarters in London and offices in the US and Singapore. Established in 1995, they have been providing pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients of all sizes with the knowledge to evolve their brands and businesses.
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announced 2/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Arch Capital Group Ltd., will acquire Precision Marketing Asia Pacific

synopsis: Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific, an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL:$6,928.20)
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, a part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., provides reinsurance to its clients around the globe. "
target: Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP) is an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
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closed 11/26/2019 via Company Press Release

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired Canale Communications

synopsis: UDG Healthcare, an Ireland-based global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services, has acquired Canale Communications, a strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
Headquartered in Ireland, UDG Healthcare is a global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services. The Group is organised and managed across two divisions: Ashfield and Sharp, and employs 8,700 people in 26 countries. "
target: Canale Communications
Canale Communications is a strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries. It has worked with more than 300 biotech, health tech, and pharmaceutical companies at virtually every stage of development.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cult Collective LP, acquired Red Dragon Marketing

synopsis: Cult Collective, a premier marketing services firms devoted to helping brands achieve irrational customer loyalty and enjoy cult-like status, has acquired Red Dragon Marketing. Red Dragon specializes in marketing for the healthcare, cannabis and construction industries.
buyer: Cult Collective LP
Cult Collective is one of North America's premier marketing services firms devoted to helping brands achieve irrational customer loyalty and enjoy cult-like status. Cult Collective helps brands remain relevant in a world where consumers have too many choices and too little time. "
target: Red Dragon Marketing
Red Dragon Marketing Inc. (RDM) is a full-service marketing firm. They specialize in the delivery of digital and traditional marketing services for the healthcare, cannabis, and construction industries across North America.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Perficient, Inc., acquired Sundog

synopsis: Perficient, Inc., the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000 and other large enterprise customers throughout North America, announced it has completed the acquisition of Sundog Interactive, Inc., a marketing and technology consulting firm that delivers Salesforce solutions for the world’s leading manufacturers.
buyer: Perficient, Inc. (PRFT:$565.53)
Perficient is a leading digital transformation consulting firm. With information technology, management consulting, and creative capabilities, Perficient and its Perficient Digital agency deliver vision and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization, and industry solutions. "
target: Sundog
Sundog specializes in marketing strategy, lead management, mobile and web development, measurement and insights, technology integration and more. Sundog has 20 years in marketing, technology and integration, employs trusted experts, has over 100 certifications in Salesforce, Sitecore and more.
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closed 12/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Grey Group, acquired Tank

synopsis: Grey Group, the global marketing communications company, announced it has acquired Tank, a leading full-service healthcare and consumer agency with offices in Montreal. Tank serves several major brands nationally and internationally, including Audi Canada, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, TELUS, Industrial Alliance and Mondou.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Group
Grey Group ranks among the largest global communications companies. Under the banner of "Grey Famously Effective Since 1917", the agency serves a blue-chip client roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Canon, 3M and Boehringer Ingelheim. "
target: Tank
Tank is an independent agency specializing in marketing communications. With offices in Montreal, Toronto and New York, Tank serves several major brands nationally and internationally, including Audi Canada, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, TELUS, Industrial Alliance and Mondou.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Imprezzio Inc., acquired Knight Marketing

synopsis: Knight Marketing, an 18-year-old marketing firm based in Sarasota, Fla., became part of a global marketing group, Imprezzio Media, when it was acquired by the group’s Spokane, Wash.-based holding company, DaRK Capital.
buyer: Imprezzio Inc.
Imprezzio Inc. is a global enterprise software solution provider. The company blends contact management, sales leads, marketing processes, and workflow automation to help predict and manage sales pipelines, so businesses can deliver high-quality customer experience every time. "
target: Knight Marketing
Knight Marketing is an 18-year-old marketing firm focused on guiding clients in healthcare, the life sciences and diverse industries through solid strategies that lead to measurably positive results.
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closed 10/4/2012 via BusinessWire

Prime Access merged with Global Advertising Strategies, Inc.,

synopsis: Global Advertising Strategies has announced the acquisition of Prime Access. The newly-formed agency will fuse together healthcare marketing capabilities of both shops and will operate as Prime Access, becoming the only cross-cultural agency able to provide counsel across 18 cultures and in 35 languages.
buyer: Global Advertising Strategies, Inc.
Global Advertising Strategies is a full-service cross-cultural and international marketing and communications agency headquartered in New York. Its client base consists of some of the world’s leading brands in the pharmaceutical, lifestyle, travel, entertainment, financial, and media industries. "
target: Prime Access
Prime Access is a full-service marketing and advertising agency that creates customized marketing programs targeted to the multicultural consumers and social networks of the New American Marketplace, inclusive of Hispanic, African-American and GLBT consumers.
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announced 12/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, will acquire Mind Resource Healthcare Consulting Limited

synopsis: Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has agreed to acquire a majority stake in the healthcare communications firm Mind Resource Healthcare Consulting Limited. Mind Resource is a leading firm in the highly specialised field of healthcare communications which includes disease awareness, patient education, and medical education.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Ogilvy PR) is a global, multi-disciplinary communications leader. Ogilvy PR blends proven PR methodologies with cutting edge digital innovations to craft strategic programs that give clients winning and measurable results. "
target: Mind Resource Healthcare Consulting Limited
Mind Resource is a full service healthcare consultancy with highly specialised experts in all spectrums of strategic healthcare communications covering press relations, issue management and lobbying, media training for healthcare professionals, consumer communications, and more.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Integrity Marketing Group, acquired The Brokerage Resource

synopsis: Integrity Marketing Group, LLC, the nation's largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, announced it has acquired The Brokerage Resource, an insurance marketing organization headquartered in North Carolina. They are recognized for their knowledge and experience in the life and health insurance space.
buyer: Integrity Marketing Group
Integrity Marketing Group is the nation's leading independent distributor of life and health insurance products focused on serving the Senior Market. Integrity develops and distributes life and health insurance products with insurance carrier partners. "
target: The Brokerage Resource
The Brokerage Resource is an insurance marketing organization headquartered in North Carolina. They are recognized for their knowledge and experience in the life and health insurance space.
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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired RLA Collective, Inc.

synopsis: Ruder Finn, one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies, announced that it has acquired RLA Collective, a sales-driven integrated marketing agency specializing in health and wellness, including over-the-counter (OTC), nutritional supplement and medical device brands in North America.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn is one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies with headquarters in the US and China. It is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: RLA Collective, Inc.
RLA Collective is a unique marketing services firm that combines its extensive over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness category expertise with unparalleled passion, authenticity, commitment and personal attention.
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closed 8/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Barkley, acquired Meers Advertising

synopsis: Barkley announced that it is starting a dedicated group focused specifically on the health and finance sectors. As part of the initiative, Meers Advertising will join Barkley. Meers Advertising specializes in brands that protect the financial security of everyday people, in sectors such as health insurance and financial services.
buyer: Barkley
Barkley offers a full range of marketing communications services including advertising, public relations, cause branding, sponsorships and events, relationship marketing, social media, design, media planning and buying, motion graphics, research and interactive marketing. "
target: Meers Advertising
Meers Advertising specializes in brands that protect the financial security of everyday people. Brands in categories like insurance and financial services, to put a fine point on it. Meers knows how to connect these brands to their customers, even the elusive ones.
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closed 4/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Attercopia Group, acquired Growth UK

synopsis: Attercopia Group, a creative and commercial marketing agency built to help clients profit from digital, has acquired Growth UK, a specialist marketing company that works only with the owners of independent opticians, vets and dentists.
buyer: Attercopia Group
Attercopia is a creative and commercial marketing agency built to help clients profit from digital. They combine superior web development and digital marketing to attract, engage, sell to and serve a business' ideal customers. "
target: Growth UK
Growth UK is a specialist marketing company that works only with the owners of independent opticians, vets and dentists. They help them figure out the right strategies for growth, then implement them brilliantly.
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closed 1/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Alphaeon Corporation, acquired Eveo Communication Group

synopsis: ALPHAEON Corporation, a social commerce company and subsidiary to Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, announced its acquisition of Eveo, an award-winning digital technology company. Eveo is a leading independent, full-service health and wellness company, rooted in technology.
buyer parent: Strathspey Crown
buyer: Alphaeon Corporation
ALPHAEON Corporation is a social commerce company with the goal of transforming lifestyle healthcare by bringing to market highly innovative products and services to promote consumer wellness, beauty and performance. "
target: Eveo Communication Group
Eveo is a leading independent, full-service health and wellness company, rooted in technology. Eveo has partnered with over 200 health brands to help them achieve their goals through insight-driven strategies, award-winning, creative, and groundbreaking innovations.
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closed 4/7/2010 via Market Wire

Baird Capital Partners, acquired NAC Marketing Co.

synopsis: Baird Capital Partners had bought a majority stake in NAC Marketing Co. (d/b/a "New Vitality"), a leading direct marketer of premium nutritional supplements and personal care products.
buyer: Baird Capital Partners
Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, invests in lower middle-market companies in the business services, manufactured products and healthcare sectors. "
target parent: Alpine Investors, LP
target: NAC Marketing Co.
NAC Marketing has helped numerous doctors, nutritionists and researchers develop, launch, market and profit from their product ideas. NAC's marketing programs have been heard, seen and read nationwide for 14 years on radio, television, direct mail and via the internet.
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announced 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransCanna, will acquire Goodfellas Group

synopsis: TransCanna Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire Goodfellas Group, LLC, a full service advertising and marketing agency for the cannabis and hemp industries, from which the Company is already acquiring 23 branding agreements.
buyer: TransCanna (CNSX:TCAN:$0.00)
TransCanna specializes in assisting cannabis farmers and manufacturers get recognized by end consumers who in turn purchase their products. They offer our services throughout every aspect of the ecosystem; from branding and design, to transportation and distribution, to marketing and sales. "
target: Goodfellas Group
The Goodfellas Group is a full service advertising and management agency that builds and sustains lasting brands. The Goodfellas team of experts help company owners develop, market, and retail licensed cannabis and cannabis-related products.
price ($mm)
$0.52
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closed 12/2/2014 via PR Web

The Bawmann Group (TBG), acquired Ubiquity

synopsis: The Bawmann Group (TBG), an integrated marketing communication agency with diverse experience in the health care, education, social services, entertainment, agriculture and nonprofit fields has expanded its services with the acquisition of Denver-based Ubiquity Group, which specializes in biotech and medical technology marketing.
buyer: The Bawmann Group (TBG)
The Bawmann Group (TBG) is an integrated marketing communication agency with diverse experience in the health care, education, social services, entertainment, agriculture and nonprofit fields. TBG helps to build and communicate brands for organizations in diverse industries spanning the country. "
target: Ubiquity
Ubiquity Group specializes in biotech and medical technology marketing. Ubiquity’s work includes marketing strategy, websites, mobile apps, interactive presentations, video, print collateral and email campaigns.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

The Brandon Agency, acquired Benghiat Marketing & Communications

synopsis: The Brandon Agency announced that they have completed the acquisition of Benghiat Marketing & Communication. The Brandon Agency has pioneered integrated marketing solutions that engage the customer along the consumer decision journey in a digital age. Benghiat specializes in packaged goods, B2B, medical device and food industry categories.
buyer: The Brandon Agency
The Brandon Agency is a full-service marketing firm operating on the leading edge of change in the advertising industry. Offering an integrated approach to marketing, advertising, public relations, interactive and social media, the agency administers the "Why We Buy" Consumer Research Panel. "
target: Benghiat Marketing & Communications
Benghiat Marketing & Communications, a Cleveland-based agency founded in 1983, specializes in the consumer packaged goods, business-to-business, medical device and food industry categories.
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announced 8/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Maverick Marketing will be merged with Multi Marketing Corporation,

synopsis: EYE-Q Vision Care has announced that Maverick Marketing, a marketing agency owned by EYE-Q, will merge with Multi Marketing Corp., a Fresno-based advertising agency. Maverick Marketing and Multi Marketing Corp. will maintain their existing names and offices.
buyer: Multi Marketing Corporation
Multi Marketing Corp is a leading advertising, marketing and public relations agency located in Fresno, California. "
target: Maverick Marketing
Maverick Marketing, based in Fresno California, is a full service marketing agency with a focus on serving ophthalmology practices.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired 21GRAMS NY

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector, announced the acquisition of 21GRAMS, a rapidly growing, strategic and creative marketing, advertising and patient/medical education agency dedicated to making healthcare more human.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: 21GRAMS NY
21GRAMS is a rapidly growing, strategic and creative marketing, advertising and patient/medical education agency dedicated to making healthcare more human. 21GRAMS was built to be different by design, fusing advertising and education for the first time in an agency model.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Evoke Group, acquired KYNE

synopsis: Evoke Group, a marketing, media and communications agency designed for health and wellness, has acquired KYNE, a health communications agency dedicated to helping improve and save lives. KYNE creates programs that achieve real change, leverage their skills, expertise and passion to break down barriers.
buyer parent: Huntsworth PLC
buyer: Evoke Group
Evoke Group is a marketing, media and communications agency designed for health and wellness. Purpose-built to help their clients navigate complex landscape, they’re bound by a common vision: to make Health More Human. "
target: KYNE
KYNE is a health communications agency dedicated to helping improve and save lives. They create programs that achieve real change, leverage their skills, expertise and passion to break down barriers. They develop and deliver tailored programs to meet clients' goals and objectives.
price ($mm)
$17*
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA

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