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closed 1/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, acquired Play Communication

synopsis: GroupM has acquired a majority stake in PLAY Communication Pty Ltd, a leading experiential marketing agency based in Sydney. PLAY is a communication agency that specialises in Brand Experience Marketing.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Play Communication
PLAY is a communication agency that specialises in Brand Experience Marketing. It activates brands, leverage sponsorships, create events and branded environments and maximise every connection through mobile and digital amplification.
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$4
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announced 9/7/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Dékuple, will acquire Brainsonic

synopsis: The Dékuple Group, a cross-channel data marketing expert in France, will acquire a majority stake in Brainsonic, a multi-specialist communications agency in France. Brainsonic enables brands to better engage with their audiences. They offer services for content marketing, social media marketing, events, influencer campaigns, and more.
buyer: Dékuple (PA:ALP.AS:$163.45)
Dékuple is a cross-channel data marketing expert in France. Dékuple designs, markets and implements customer acquisition, loyalty and relationship management services. Their expert capabilities enable them to support brands with their marketing needs. "
target: Brainsonic
Brainsonic is a multi-specialist communications agency in France. Brainsonic develops creative strategies that enable brands to better engage with their audiences. They offer services for content marketing, social media marketing, events, influencer campaigns, and more.
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closed 8/26/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Spotlite360, Inc., acquired Back to the Digital, Inc.

synopsis: SpotLite360 IOT Solutions, Inc., a logistics technologies solutions provider in Canada, has acquired Back to the Digital, Inc. (BTTD), a digital marketing agency. BTTD produces data-driven digital content that entertains, engages, and increases revenues across many digital platforms. They offer services for content marketing and digital branding.
buyer: Spotlite360, Inc. (CNSX:LITE:$0.16)
SpotLite360 is a logistics technologies solutions provider based in Canada. SpotLite360 helps clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, and agriculture industries to improve their supply chain. Their SaaS solution can seamlessly track products by integrating with systems of all major stakeholders. "
target: Back to the Digital, Inc.
Back to the Digital is a digital marketing agency. Back to the Digital produces data-driven digital content that entertains, engages, interacts and increases revenues across many digital platforms. They offer services for content marketing and digital branding.
price ($mm)
$0.13
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announced 8/7/2022 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire Romp

synopsis: Accenture has agreed to acquire Romp, a brand and experience agency in Indonesia renowned for its creative talent and innovative services across branding, creative and performance marketing.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Romp
Romp is a brand and experience agency in Indonesia renowned for its creative talent and innovative services across branding, creative and performance marketing.
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closed 8/2/2022 via GlobeNewswire

IMW Agency merged with Bastion Elevate LLC,

synopsis: IMW Agency, an award-winning integrated marketing agency, has merged with Bastion Elevate to create a new type of full-service firm that provides clients with a broad spectrum of services all managed under one roof with a single point of contact. The combined entity will operate under the Bastion Amplify brand.
buyer parent: Bastion Collective
buyer: Bastion Elevate LLC
Bastion Elevate is one of the top public relations and digital marketing agencies on the West Coast, offering best-in-class services including media relations, executive positioning, product placement and review programs, corporate and executive messaging, crisis communication, and more. "
target: IMW Agency
IMW Agency is an award-winning integrated marketing agency that aligns marketing activity. It delivers timely, analytically-driven programs that inspire customers to act. In an ever-changing media and marketing landscape, it provides the cross-discipline insight to effectively shape and grow brands.
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closed 7/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

NeoNiche, acquired The Human Entertainment Network

synopsis: NeoNiche, an experiential communications agency in India, has acquired The Human Entertainment Network (THEN), an experiential agency in India. THEN provides quality experiential solutions to help their clients grow their brands. They offer services for events, conferences, product launches, artist engagements, activations, promotions, and more.
buyer: NeoNiche
NeoNiche is a full services multi-disciplinary experiential communications agency in India. NeoNiche creates remarkable experiences that builds brands. They offer services for event management, brand activation, integrated marketing, digital marketing, production management, and more. "
target: The Human Entertainment Network
The Human Entertainment Network (THEN) is an experiential agency in India. THEN provides valuable quality experiential solutions to help their clients grow their brands. They offer services for events, conferences, product launches, artist engagements, activations, promotions, and more.
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closed 7/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Stirista, acquired ZDI

synopsis: Stirista, the leader in data-driven performance marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of ZDI, a New York-based branding firm. ZDI’s combination with Stirista will give clients increased access to comprehensive marketing solutions to effectively reach and engage with target customers.
buyer: Stirista
Stirista is a data-driven marketing solutions provider that combines the power of authoritative identity data with the execution of omnichannel marketing. Stirista helps Fortune 500 and mid-market brands including Great Clips, Oracle and Verizon, increase brand loyalty and acquire new customers. "
target: ZDI
ZDI is a concept-driven digital agency that takes the branding, marketing and advertising of their clients' business to a whole new creative and strategic place — a nudge ahead of competitors, and closer than ever to their clients' customers.
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closed 7/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

YAAP Digital Pvt. Ltd., acquired Crayons Communications

synopsis: YAAP, a specialized content and influencer marketing company with operations in the UAE, India and Singapore, has fully acquired Crayons Communications. Crayons Communications is a leading communications agency that specializes in brand planning, advertising, corporate identity, media buying & placement, digital marketing, and more.
buyer: YAAP Digital Pvt. Ltd.
YAAP Digital was founded by digital media professionals Nikhil Bapat and Manan Kapur. The company provides services such as branded content, digital show formats, syndication, brand and visual identity, influencer identification, outreach and channel partnerships. "
target: Crayons Communications
Dubai-based Crayons Communications is a leading communications agency. They specialize in brand planning, advertising, corporate identity, media buying & placement, events, social media marketing, digital marketing, website design & development, lead generation, and more.
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closed 9/1/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Stran Promotional Solutions, acquired Trend Brand Solutions

synopsis: Stran & Company, Inc., a leading outsourced marketing solutions provider that leverages its promotional products and loyalty incentive expertise, has acquired the assets and business of Trend Brand Solutions. Trend is a leading global brand solutions company strategically headquartered in Tomball, Texas.
buyer: Stran Promotional Solutions (NasdaqCM:STRN:$39.70)
Stran is a leader in the promotional products industry, specializing in complex marketing programs to help recognize the value of promotional products, branded merchandise and loyalty incentive programs as a tool to drive awareness, build brands and impact sales. "
target: Trend Brand Solutions
Trend is a leading global brand solutions company. Trend has a demonstrated record of delivering on customers’ brand marketing needs and developing solutions that are creative, original, dependable, cost-effective, and that meet or exceed product safety standards.
price ($mm)
$0.28
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closed 7/8/2022 via BusinessWire

SiaXperience, acquired Addison New York

synopsis: Sia Partners, through SiaXperience, has acquired Addison, an independent brand strategy and communications design firm that also focuses on information simplification. They specialize in branding, content creation, financial marketing, stakeholder communications, sustainability, CSR and ESG.
buyer parent: Sia Partners
buyer: SiaXperience
SiaXperience is Sia Partners' design and creativity brand. SiaXperience's ambition is to develop connectivity between brands and consumers, with a powerful analytical bias at the service of best practices in creativity and design. "
target: Addison New York
Addison is an independent brand strategy and communications design firm that also focuses on information simplification. They specialize in branding, content creation, financial marketing, stakeholder communications, sustainability, CSR and ESG.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/7/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

SupplyLogic, Inc., acquired WebbMason Marketing

synopsis: SupplyLogic and WebbMason Marketing announced that they have reached an agreement to merge the two entities. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, WebbMason Marketing is a leading full-service marketing firm focused on helping activate brands at the local level through engaging content, material and merchandise.
buyer parent: Inverness Graham Investments
buyer: SupplyLogic, Inc.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, SupplyLogic is a leader in technology-enabled managed services for complex brands, optimizing marketing effectiveness and procurement of the print, point of sale and branded merchandise categories. "
target: WebbMason Marketing
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, WebbMason Marketing is a leading full-service marketing firm focused on helping activate brands at the local level through engaging content, material and merchandise.
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closed 7/6/2022 via BusinessWire

Viseo, acquired Warp Japan

synopsis: VISEO, a global technology company specializing in digital transformation services, has acquired Warp Japan, a boutique digital agency that specializes in helping Japanese and International brands with their digital strategy.
buyer: Viseo
VISEO is a global IT consulting firm specialized in assisting its clients with their IT and digital transformation. VISEO uses technology as a powerful lever of transformation and innovation to help its clients take advantage of digital opportunities. "
target: Warp Japan
Warp Japan is a boutique digital agency based in Tokyo that specializes in Japanese and International brands with their digital strategy.
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closed 6/30/2022 via PR Newswire

Horizon Media, Inc., acquired First Tube LLC

synopsis: Horizon Media, the largest U.S. media agency according to AdAge Data Center 2022, has acquired a majority interest in First Tube – the leading live digital experience platform for brands – adding hybrid digital experiential marketing to the suite of services offered to clients.
buyer: Horizon Media, Inc.
Horizon Media, Inc, the largest U.S. media agency according to AdAge Data Center 2022, delivers data-driven business outcomes for some of the most innovative and ambitious brands. The company employs 2,400 people and has media investments of more than $9 billion. "
target: First Tube LLC
First Tube is a leading branded live experience marketing platform designed to deliver "always on" premium video content distributed at scale resulting in clear ROI. First Tube delivers a full-service approach that has powered thousands of digital experiences for some of the top brands in the world.
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closed 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Moxley Carmichael, acquired Moxley Carmichael

synopsis: The founders of Moxley Carmichael, a leading public relations firm, have sold the company to four of its executives. Moxley Carmichael provides comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies in East Tennessee. They offer services for public relations, SEO, branding, social media, and more.
buyer: Moxley Carmichael
Moxley Carmichael is a premier public and media relations firm. Moxley Carmichael provides comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies in East Tennessee. They offer services for public relations, SEO, branding, social media, and more. "
target: Moxley Carmichael
Moxley Carmichael is a premier public and media relations firm. Moxley Carmichael provides comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies in East Tennessee. They offer services for public relations, SEO, branding, social media, and more.
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closed 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Mighty UK, acquired Third Floor Design Limited

synopsis: Mighty, a creative communications agency in the UK, has acquired Third Floor Design, a brand agency in the UK that helps companies to launch, grow or change. Third Floor Design works with their clients to create iconic brands with presence, purpose and power. They provide services for brand development, brand design, brand activation, and more.
buyer: Mighty UK
Mighty is a creative communications agency in the UK. Mighty creates beautiful work with purpose that gives businesses the results they need to keep moving onwards and upwards. They offer services for branding, PR, social media, content marketing, SEO, and more. "
target: Third Floor Design Limited
Third Floor Design is an award-winning brand agency in the UK that helps companies to launch, grow or change. Third Floor Design works with their clients to create iconic brands with presence, purpose and power. They provide services for brand development, brand design, brand activation, and more.
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announced 6/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Deloitte LLP, will acquire PRGATE Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Deloitte Korea has officially signed to acquire PRGATE, a local communications and consulting company with an expertise in setting up brand strategies. PRGATE offers services to over 500 local and global companies, ranging from brand strategy, risk management and media advocacy to digital publicity.
buyer: Deloitte LLP
Deloitte is the largest global professional services and consulting network. With over 312,000 professionals in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality services to their clients. "
target: PRGATE Co. Ltd.
PRGATE, based in South Korea, is a local communications and consulting company with an expertise in setting up brand strategies. PRGATE offers services to over 500 local and global companies, ranging from brand strategy, risk management and media advocacy to digital publicity.
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closed 6/22/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Sortis Holdings, Inc., acquired WLCR

synopsis: Sortis Holdings, Inc., a platform enabling highly scalable, experiential lifestyle brands to accelerate growth and impact, has announced that it acquired long-time partner WLCR, a full-service digital creative agency bent on direct to consumer (D2C) growth acceleration via technology-based solutioning.
buyer: Sortis Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:SOHI:$8.87)
Sortis Holdings, Inc. is a collection of brands that combine creative vision with business acumen. Sortis intends to power its brands across hotel & lodging, coffee, food & beverage, and beauty & wellness to drive culture forward. "
target: WLCR
WLCR is a full-service digital creative agency bent on direct to consumer (D2C) growth acceleration via technology-based solutioning. They specialize in brand strategy, web design, Shopify, performance marketing, and more.
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closed 6/22/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Mio Group, acquired Firma

synopsis: MioGroup, a Spanish provider of marketing and digital transformation services, has acquired a 51% stake in Firma, a full-service branding and innovation agency in Spain. Firma builds brands by putting imagination at the center of everything they do. They provide services for brand strategy, brand identity, naming, copywriting, and more.
buyer: Mio Group (BME:MIO:$48.64)
Mio Group is an independent Spanish company which has achieved rapid growth in just 9 years, managing to position itself as a leading marketing and advertising group. The group is made up of different companies highly specialized in different fields of marketing and advertising. "
target: Firma
Firma is a full-service branding and innovation agency in Spain. Firma builds brands by putting imagination at the center of everything they do. They provide services for brand strategy, brand identity, naming, brand storytelling, copywriting, and more.
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closed 6/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

VTProDesign, Inc. merged with Buck Design, LLC,

synopsis: VTProDesign, an interactive design studio, has merged with BUCK, a global creative company that brings brands, stories, and experiences to life through art, design, and technology. VTProDesign creates full 360 experiences regardless of medium, connecting people to brands, products and innovation through crafted experiences.
buyer: Buck Design, LLC
BUCK is a global creative company pushing boundaries of art, design, technology, and digital experiences. Founded in 2004, the company has built a reputation for outstanding craftsmanship and innovation by finding creative opportunities in every challenge. "
target: VTProDesign, Inc.
VTProDesign builds unique worlds to help brands connect audiences to radical experiences. The immersive design company leads with an innovative yet authentic foot forward, curating a team of trailblazers that push the boundaries on how an audience connects with an experience.
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closed 6/15/2022 via Company Press Release

WHITE64, acquired Jake Group, LLC

synopsis: Award-winning creative marketing agency, WHITE64 has acquired the Jake Group, a 20-year-old, independent branding and digital studio based in Washington, D.C. The Jake Group team will serve as WHITE64’s de facto digital advertising and marketing services department.
buyer parent: PenFed Credit Union
buyer: WHITE64
WHITE64 is a full-service agency with over 50 years of experience serving clients in a variety of industries, including travel and tourism. WHITE64's capabilities include creative campaigns, design, digital marketing, media buying, strategy and planning, and more. "
target: Jake Group, LLC
Jake Group offers creative and digital services in categories such as nonprofit, finance, professional services, real estate, media, and technology. The agency’s special area of expertise is branding and custom website design and development.
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closed 1/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, acquired Play Communication

synopsis: GroupM has acquired a majority stake in PLAY Communication Pty Ltd, a leading experiential marketing agency based in Sydney. PLAY is a communication agency that specialises in Brand Experience Marketing.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Play Communication
PLAY is a communication agency that specialises in Brand Experience Marketing. It activates brands, leverage sponsorships, create events and branded environments and maximise every connection through mobile and digital amplification.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 3/5/2020 via BusinessWire

GroupM, acquired Sandtable

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading media investment company, has acquired the London based Sandtable, a data science company that specialises in behavioural analytics and advanced simulations. Sandtable is pioneering the use of simulations to understand human behaviour, explore future scenarios, and support better strategic decision making.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company. GroupM creates a competitive advantage for advertisers via its worldwide organization of media experts who deliver powerful insights on consumers and media platforms, trading expertise, market-leading brand-safe media, content, sports, and more"
target: Sandtable
Headquartered in London, Sandtable is a data science company that specialises in behavioural analytics and advanced simulations. The company uses simulations to understand human behaviour, explore future scenarios, and support better strategic decision making.
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announced 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading media investment group, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. from Madhouse Inc., a mobile ad platform company in China. Madhouse India is an Indian company that focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
target: Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.
Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. is a mobile marketing agency in India. Madhouse India focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
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closed 7/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
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announced 2/12/2018 via BusinessWire

GroupM, will acquire The Glitch

synopsis: WPP has announced that its wholly-owned global media investment group, GroupM, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in The Glitch, a digitally-led creative agency. The Glitch’s full-service capabilities include digital, video and content strategy, interactive design technology, ecommerce, branding and media planning.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: The Glitch
The Glitch is one of the largest Independent Advertising houses in India handling over 40 brands across Unilever, Netflix, PepsiCo & Perfetti. The Glitch was founded in 2009 and employs around 200 people in Mumbai and Delhi.
price ($mm)
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$3
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announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

GroupM, will acquire MediaCom India

synopsis: WPP’s GroupM, the world’s leading global media investment group, announced they will be acquiring a majority stake in MediaCom India, a Content + Connection agency that specializes in media buying and planning across channels.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: MediaCom India
Founded in 2007, MediaCom India became a joint venture between GroupM India and Sam Balsara in 2008. As a Content + Connection agency, MediaCom India specializes in media buying and planning across channels.
price ($mm)
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$10
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closed 12/18/2015 via PR Newswire

GroupM, acquired The Exchange Lab

synopsis: WPP's GroupM, the world's leading global media investment group, announces the addition of The Exchange Lab and its proprietary programmatic marketing technology, Proteus, to its portfolio by acquisition of the company. The Exchange Lab is powered by Proteus, a creative and innovative trading platform which is integrated into demand side platforms.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: BGF Fund
target: The Exchange Lab
The Exchange Lab is one company connected to the world's largest programmatic digital media marketplace. Their multi-platform solution unifies all of the top demand side platforms, marketing technologies and exchanges into a touch-point that drives the highest efficiency for advertisers.
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closed 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

GroupM, acquired Yonder Media (Pty) Ltd

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading global media investment group, announced the addition of Yonder Media, South Africa’s leading specialized mobile marketing agency, to its portfolio. Yonder Media is a full-service, mobile first, digital and social media agency offering mobile and social media strategy, application development, media planning and more.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Yonder Media (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg and Cape Town-based Yonder Media is a digital and social media agency with mobile at the heart of all it does. With a high quality portfolio of clients and a suite of digital media management services, Yonder leads the mobile advertising market in South Africa.
price ($mm)
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$2
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announced 11/4/2015 via Company Press Release

GroupM, will acquire Essence Digital Limited

synopsis: WPP’s GroupM, the leading global media investment group, announced plans for the addition of Essence Digital Limited, a global agency that is the world's largest independent buyer of digital media, to its portfolio. Essence blends data science, objective media, and captivating experiences to build valuable connections between brands and consumers.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Essence Digital Limited
Essence is a global digital agency that blends data science, objective media and captivating experiences to build valuable connections between brands and consumers. The agency deploys campaigns in 71 markets via offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Singapore and Tokyo.
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closed 7/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, acquired DirectComm Marketing Group

synopsis: GroupM, the leading global media investment management group, has acquired a majority stake in directComm Marketing Group, a leading provider of integrated direct marketing services in Turkey.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation. It serves as the parent company to WPP’s media agencies – Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Maxus, who are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: DirectComm Marketing Group
DirectComm Marketing Group is a leading provider of integrated direct marketing services in Turkey. They specialize in digital marketing, customer relationship management, events and social media.
price ($mm)
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$7
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closed 6/17/2015 via Company Press Release

GroupM, acquired Chemistry Media Ltd.

synopsis: WPP announces its wholly owned operating company GroupM has acquired Chemistry Media Ltd., a leading media agency based in New Zealand. Chemistry Media Ltd. is a media planning and buying agency with operations in Auckland and Wellington. Key clients include Bank of New Zealand, Fonterra, Nestlé, and Restaurant Brands.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation. It serves as the parent company to WPP’s media agencies – Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Maxus, who are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Chemistry Media Ltd.
Chemistry Media Ltd. is a media planning and buying agency with operations in Auckland and Wellington. Key clients include Bank of New Zealand, Fonterra, Nestlé, and Restaurant Brands. Since 2010, Chemistry has been affiliated with the MediaCom network, and currently trades under the name MediaCom.
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announced 5/28/2015 via Financial Times

GroupM, Kinetic, will acquire Poster Conseil

synopsis: WPP announces that its wholly-owned operating companies, Kinetic and GroupM, have agreed to acquire a majority stake in Financiere Poster ("Poster Conseil"), the leading out-of-home (OOH) specialist in France. Poster Conseil manages media planning and buying for agencies and direct clients, and provides planning and measurement technologies.
buyer: GroupM
buyer: Kinetic
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation. Kinetic Worldwide is the global leader in understanding how brands can connect with people’s lifestyles and the environments they engage with when away from the home. "
target: Poster Conseil
Poster Conseil is an out-of-home or OOH specialist in France. Poster Conseil manages media planning and buying for agencies and direct clients, and provides planning and measurement technologies to both agencies and vendors. It employs 25 people and is based in Paris.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

GroupM, acquired Two Circles Limited

synopsis: WPP has acquired a majority stake in Two Circles Limited, a data-driven sports marketing agency based in London. Following the deal, Two Circles will become part of ESP Properties, GroupM’s newly launched company serving rightsholders from the worlds of sports and entertainment.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a data driven sports agency that helps sports organisations build stronger relationships with their customers. They use data to help their clients understand their customers and act on this insight.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/26/2014 via Company Press Release

GroupM, will acquire Keyade SAS

synopsis: WPP announces that its wholly-owned operating company GroupM, WPP's global media investment management arm, has agreed to acquire Keyade, a leading digital search marketing agency in France. The agency specialises in performance-driven online media purchasing. Clients include La Redoute, Air France and Interflora.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: Jaina Capital
target: Keyade SAS
Keyade SAS is an online marketing agency that provides search marketing and display advertising services in France and internationally. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Paris, France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Amvg & Aerodeon

synopsis: WPP announces that GroupM, its wholly-owned global media investment management company, has agreed to take majority stake in aMVG (Aerodeon), the leading mobile media agency and mobile technology company in Turkey.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Amvg & Aerodeon
Amvg & Aerodeon specializes in developing mobile media strategies and technologies for its clients. This includes mobile media buying and planning, mobile marketing campaigns, mobile loyalty platforms, mobile applications development, ad server technologies and content distribution/digital services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2014 via Company Press Release

GroupM, acquired plista

synopsis: WPP announces that its wholly owned operating company, GroupM, WPP’s global media investment management arm, has acquired plista, a digital media specialist in Germany. The Berlin-based company brings advertisers and publishers together via its data-­driven content and advertising platform.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: plista
plista is one of Germany’s leading online and mobile advertising networks with more than 40 million visitors per month and thousands of premium websites like spiegel.de, welt.de, express.de, sueddeutsche.de, and sport1.de.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire ClickMedia

synopsis: GroupM, the world's leading global media investment management operation, announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in ClickMedia, a leading social media marketing agency in Vietnam. Click Media provides social media strategy, campaign strategy, implementation, as well as social media listening, crisis prevention and management.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: ClickMedia
With a staff of 55, ClickMedia is a full service social media marketing firm in Vietnam. The firm provides social media strategy, campaign strategy, implementation, as well as social media listening, crisis prevention and management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

GroupM, will acquire Vocanic Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading global media investment management operation, announced that it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Vocanic, Asia’s leading social media marketing business. Headquartered in Singapore, they can roll out regional programs with on the ground support for each major market.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Vocanic Pte. Ltd.
Vocanic is Asia’s leading social media marketing agency. Headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta they can roll out regional programs with on the ground support for each major market. The company was founded in 2005.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, acquired Play Communication

synopsis: GroupM has acquired a majority stake in PLAY Communication Pty Ltd, a leading experiential marketing agency based in Sydney. PLAY is a communication agency that specialises in Brand Experience Marketing.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Play Communication
PLAY is a communication agency that specialises in Brand Experience Marketing. It activates brands, leverage sponsorships, create events and branded environments and maximise every connection through mobile and digital amplification.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, acquired Filmworks China

synopsis: WPP, the global marketing services group, has expanded its presence in China with the acquisition of Filmworks China, a marketing firm whose clients include Electronic Arts and DreamWorks. The company will operate under Group M.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Filmworks China
Filmworks China offers marketing of entertainment media properties, merchandise licensing, tie-in promotion, product placement and celebrity endorsements. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Beijing, China.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Netbooster Asia

synopsis: WPP has agreed to buy a majority stake in digital marketing agency Netbooster Asia, which offers a full range of online services including web research and benchmarking, and social media monitoring. WPP’s media investment arm GroupM will buy the stake subject to regulatory approval.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: NetBooster Group
target: Netbooster Asia
Philippines and Indonesia-based NetBooster Asia, founded in 2007, is s a subsidiary of the International NetBooster Group which employs more than 400 web specialists worldwide. The firm offers online marketing solutions such as online strategy, promotion and creative services throughout Asia.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2013 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, acquired Play Communication

synopsis: GroupM has acquired a majority stake in PLAY Communication Pty Ltd, a leading experiential marketing agency based in Sydney. PLAY is a communication agency that specialises in Brand Experience Marketing.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is WPP’s consolidated media investment management operation, serving as the parent company to agencies including Maxus, MEC, MediaCom and Mindshare. The agencies that comprise GroupM are all global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: Play Communication
PLAY is a communication agency that specialises in Brand Experience Marketing. It activates brands, leverage sponsorships, create events and branded environments and maximise every connection through mobile and digital amplification.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Hill+Knowlton Strategies, acquired JeffreyGroup

synopsis: WPP announced the acquisition of JeffreyGroup, one of the most respected independent corporate communications, public affairs, and marketing consulting firms in Latin America. JeffreyGroup will join the Hill+Knowlton Strategies international network and will create the largest global communications agency presence in Latin America.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is an international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational, and global clients. "
target: JeffreyGroup
JeffreyGroup is the leading independent corporate communications, public affairs and marketing consulting firm in Latin America, with a successful 29-year track record advising multinational companies and global brands across a broad range of industry sectors.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Southfields Group, acquired Migration Creates

synopsis: Southfields, an investment holdings, private equity and growth stage venture firm in South Africa, has acquired Migration, a strategic, innovation, marketing & communications consultancy in South Africa. Migration creates transformative journeys that engage customers, grow world class businesses, and builds brands for deeper human connection.
buyer: Southfields Group
Southfields is an investment holdings, private equity and growth stage venture firm in South Africa. Southfields is dedicated to cultivating innovative businesses. They invest in businesses related to professional services, communications, media, technology, digital, data, and business solutions. "
target: Migration Creates
Migration is a strategic, innovation, marketing & communications consultancy in South Africa. Migration is a trusted partner that creates transformative journeys that engage customers, grow world class businesses, enables purposeful communication, and builds brands for deeper human connection.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Search Discovery, Inc., acquired Allturna

synopsis: Search Discovery has acquired Allturna, a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Engagement Partner specializing in Health and Life Sciences. Search Discovery is now uniquely positioned to help Salesforce Marketing Cloud clients take full advantage of the platform's capabilities.
buyer: Search Discovery, Inc.
Search Discovery is a data transformation company that helps organizations use their data with purpose to drive measurable business impact. Its services and solutions help global organizations at every stage of data transformation, including strategy, implementation, and optimization. "
target: Allturna
Allturna helps sales and marketing clients develop data-centric marketing strategies and tactics, delivers data integration and management services, and applies significant marketing cloud expertise and operations to help clients achieve business impact and analytics insights.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Pearman Media Pty. Ltd., acquired MediaSmiths Australia

synopsis: One of Australia’s largest independent media agencies, Pearman (est 1996), has acquired established media agency MediaSmiths to offer a comprehensive suite of media and advertising services to clients. Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy budget.
buyer: Pearman Media Pty. Ltd.
Pearman is one of Australia's largest independent media agencies. Established in 1996, they are 100% Australian owned. With no reporting to Paris, London or New York Pearman makes its own decisions quickly and decisively. "
target: MediaSmiths Australia
Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy and marketing budget. MediaSmiths has grown with the companies they support to become one of Sydney’s most established independent media & marketing agencies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 5/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, will acquire M&C Saatchi plc

synopsis: Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network. M&C Saatchi connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data and technology, to help clients navigate, create and lead meaningful change.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$394.58)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible.
price ($mm)[EV]
$377 [$407]
rev ($mm)
$534
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
closed 3/28/2022 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, has acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG) from Equistone Partners Europe. A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services an
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$310.07)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services and smart, intuitive tech.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Next 15, will acquire Engine Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire Engine Group, a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Engine Group Ltd
Engine is a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
price ($mm)
$104
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brunner Inc., acquired Brunner Inc.

synopsis: Full service independent marketing agency, Brunner Inc. is being sold to an expanded ownership group comprised of the firm’s current leadership. The company will be led by Scott Morgan, President; and Rick Gardinier, Chief Digital Officer.
buyer: Brunner Inc.
The company will be led by Scott Morgan, president; and Rick Gardinier, chief digital officer, along with other top management team members in a partnership role — Ken Johns, client experience officer; Erin Stoner, chief financial officer; and Dan Gbur, performance marketing officer. "
target: Brunner Inc.
Brunner is a full service independent marketing agency. They specialize in strategy, media, data science & analytics, marketing automation & CRM, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

MISSION Group, acquired Soul

synopsis: The MISSION Group, a collective of creative and MarTech agencies based in the UK, has acquired Soul, a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul creates marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
buyer: MISSION Group (AIM:TMMG:$176.19)
MISSION is a technology-embraced marketing communications and advertising group delivering digital, brand, marketing, advertising and full service communications. MISSION employs more than 1,000 people across the UK, Asia and the US, and works with some of the world’s leading brands. "
target: Soul
Soul is a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul works with psychologists to help businesses better understand human nature. They create marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/9/2021 via PR Web

Mainspire merged with The Enablement Group,

synopsis: The Enablement Group (TEG), a sales enablement content agency and consultancy, and Mainspire Marketing, a global full-service marketing agency, have merged operations under the name “The Enablement Group” to better serve the needs of corporate sales, marketing, and HR teams.
buyer: The Enablement Group
The Enablement Group (TEG) is a marketing and sales enablement content agency that delivers experiences fostering greater engagement and message retention, ultimately driving revenue and performance improvement. "
target: Mainspire
Mainspire is a full-service global consulting and marketing agency focused on the most innovative technologies driving the future. Mainspire develops and implements solid business marketing strategies that help companies grow and improve the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Beattie Communications Group Ltd., acquired Beattie Communications Group Ltd.

synopsis: Beattie Communications' CEO, Laurna Woods, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They provide inspired communications and marketing services to some of the world's largest companies.
buyer: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI. "
target: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Moacon Ventures GmbH, acquired Devexgo GmbH

synopsis: Moacon Ventures GmbH, a German investment company, has acquired DEVEXGO GmbH, a German marketing company. With the acquisition, DEVEXGO will begin offering its customers an all-round carefree package in order to reach different target groups from the B2B and B2C environment with different media.
buyer: Moacon Ventures GmbH
Moacon Ventures GmbH is a German investment company comprised of online and offline start-ups from the consumer and marketing sectors. Moacon supports its portfolio companies at every point in their journey, from the idea to long-term market success. "
target: Devexgo GmbH
DEVEXGO is a German marketing company that specializes in cooperation marketing. DEVEXGO offers high-quality couponing in parcel or media supplements, Point-of-Sale and special postal advertising formats, and individual display campaigns on all known platforms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

ADLPerformance, acquired Pschhh

synopsis: ADLPerformance has acquired a company in the communication and marketing sector: Pschhh, a strategic planning and creation agency. Pschhh's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
buyer: ADLPerformance (PA:ALP.AS:$163.45)
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal. "
target: Pschhh
Based in France, Pschhh is an independent and bubbly communications consulting agency. The agency's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

MESH, LLC, acquired Converge Marketing LLC

synopsis: Baton Rouge agency Mesh continues to expand its footprint in the southern part of the US. The firm is acquiring New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing and bringing on the firm’s founder, Matt Preuett as Agency Director, New Orleans. Converge Marketing provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, and more.
buyer: MESH, LLC
MESH exists to create connections and loyalty to brands. They are an independent, award-winning creative and strategic agency with over 15 years of success. They work with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups, who are willing to invest in their brand. "
target: Converge Marketing LLC
New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing was founded by Matt Preuett in 2016. Converge Marketing of Louisiana provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, content creation and reputation building services for growing and established businesses.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

New School, LLC merged with Ignite Advertising, LLC,

synopsis: New School, a marketing and advertising agency in Muskegon, merged with IGNITE, a branding and marketing company also located in Muskegon, MI. New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses that provides traditional and digital marketing services.
buyer: Ignite Advertising, LLC
IGNITE is an ad agency that works with businesses of all sizes, at their pace. They don't push large marketing budgets. IGNITE comes up with creative and compelling marketing materials to over time to help businesses grow. IGNITE is based in Muskegon, MI. "
target: New School, LLC
New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses of any kind in the Muskegon, MI area looking to grow industry presence and increase sales. Services include: marketing (traditional and digital), web design, video production, graphic design, print design, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

WPP AUNZ Limited, acquired Meerkats

synopsis: WPP AUNZ, the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, has acquired Western Australian-based digital and creative business solutions company Meerkats. Meerkats specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: WPP AUNZ Limited (:$605.03)
WPP AUNZ is the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising nearly 5,000 people working across 60+ companies, in over 120 offices across the region. "
target: Meerkats
Meerkats is a creative agency based in Perth, Australia that specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Stagwell Group, acquired MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group has acquired MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$253 [$1,306]*
rev ($mm)
$1,415
EBITDA ($mm)
$215
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.4x
closed 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Bond Brand Loyalty, acquired rDialogue

synopsis: Bond Brand Loyalty, a global customer experience and loyalty management company, has acquired rDialogue, a customer marketing firm. The acquisition bolsters Bond’s expertise in strategic advisory services to help brands strengthen relationships and optimize the customer journey across all human and digital touch points.
buyer: Bond Brand Loyalty
Bond is a global, data-driven customer experience and loyalty management business. It specializes in the Marketing, Measurement, and Management of powerful experiences that build brand loyalty for the world’s most influential brands. "
target: rDialogue
rDialogue is a customer marketing firm that accelerates the development of smart and profitable relationships between leading brands and customers. The data-driven firm blends science and art to develop and execute innovative marketing strategies around loyalty and relationship marketing.
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The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc is a national network of creative communications Agencies. The Group portfolio comprises integrated, multi-discipline, multi-sector Agencies, specialists in specific marketing/communications activities and specialists in particular market sectors.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$176.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.39
EBIT ($mm)
$6.61
Net Income ($mm)
$1.04
Employees
1000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:HOP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$164.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.56
EBIT ($mm)
$3.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3.30
Employees
313
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Ticker: SGX:5HJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cityneon Holdings Limited
Cityneon, a Singapore-based company, specializes in crafting quality customer and brand experiences in the fields of Intellectual Property Rights, Interior Architecture, Events, Exhibitions and Theme Parks, working with governments, businesses, brands and organisations worldwide.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$74.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.54
EBIT ($mm)
$8.12
Net Income ($mm)
$7.13
Employees
264
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Ticker: TRKA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Troika Media Group, Inc.
Troika Media Group, Inc.
Troika Media Group, Inc. is a brand consultancy and marketing innovations company that provides integrated branding and marketing solutions for global brands.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$22.95
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.83)
EBIT ($mm)
($20.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
101
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Ticker: OTCPK:CREX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Creative Realities, LLC
Creative Realities, LLC
Creative Realities, founded in 1998 with headquarters in New York, is a well-known and trusted marketing technology company providing solutions to enhance the 21st century shopping experience. The Company provides a suite of tools and services for retailers, venue operators and their brand partners.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$18.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.61)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.03)
Net Income ($mm)
$1.09
Employees
75
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Ticker: OTCPK:ACGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc.
Alliance Creative Group, Inc. is a full-service product-development agency that helps clients connect their products and services to their customers. ACG focuses on creative and design services, printing and packaging, brand and product development, fulfillment and logistics and transportation.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$15.62
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.32
Net Income ($mm)
$0.21
Employees
20
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Ticker: WSE:IMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internet Media Services S.A.
Internet Media Services S.A. (IMS) is a leader in providing specialized Sensory Marketing services in Poland. Having over 10 years of experience of working with media and modern technologies, IMS uses techniques which allow for creating appropriate mood and influencing the Customer.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.83
EBIT ($mm)
$2.89
Net Income ($mm)
$2.37
Employees
0
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,667.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$677.71
EBIT ($mm)
$533.66
Net Income ($mm)
$411.02
Employees
25522
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,667.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$677.71
EBIT ($mm)
$533.66
Net Income ($mm)
$411.02
Employees
25522
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$394.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.15
EBIT ($mm)
$25.99
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: ASX:EGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited is engaged in integrated marketing and communication services, including strategy, market research, advertising, public relations, communications planning graphic design, events management, direct marketing, and corporate communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$274.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.72
EBIT ($mm)
$30.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
600
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Ticker: PA:ALP.AS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADLPerformance
ADLPerformance
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$163.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.62
EBIT ($mm)
$14.75
Net Income ($mm)
$8.45
Employees
611
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: AQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acquity Group, LLC
Acquity Group, LLC
Acquity Group, LLC operates as a multi-channel commerce and digital marketing company. Its solutions include design that covers audience segmentation and persona development, user experience and interaction design, information architecture, visual and motion design, and more.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.65
EBIT ($mm)
$22.87
Net Income ($mm)
$3.25
Employees
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