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closed 1/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

FierceMarkets, Inc., acquired StorefrontBacktalk

synopsis: FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group LLC, has completed the acquisition of the StorefrontBacktalk retail technology publication from The Content Firm LLC. StorefrontBacktalk tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. "
target parent: The Content Firm LLC
target: StorefrontBacktalk
StorefrontBacktalk, which tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders, has built an avid readership through its focus on surprise, with a mix of editorial insight, commentary and reporting stories that have yet to be told.
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closed 4/1/2018 via Company Press Release

HighText Verlag, acquired Versandhausberater

synopsis: HighText Verlag has acquired Versandhausberater from FID Verlag. Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses.
buyer: HighText Verlag
HighText Verlag is a German publishing house that has published information for all markets in the digital economy since 1991. "
target parent: FID Verlag GmbH
target: Versandhausberater
Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses. Their online publications offer in-depth practical know-how and valuable strategy for German multichannel retailers.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Go PopUp, acquired Popupsquare

synopsis: Go—PopUp, Europe’s fast growing community marketplace for renting temporary and flexible space for pop up ideas, acquires the Dutch platform Popupsquare. Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide.
buyer: Go PopUp
Go—PopUp enables brands and creative businesses to connect to landlords and property owners to launch pop up ideas. The startup offers individual service, supporting those who want to test, promote and develop their business ideas. "
target: Popupsquare
Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide. After launching in 2011, it organically grew to round about 900 registered members and a wide network of entrepreneurs, active pop up stores, fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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closed 3/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Edge by Ascential, acquired Yimian Data

synopsis: UK-based Ascential, the specialist global information company, has acquired Yimian Data, a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China, and has integrated it as a division of Edge by Ascential, its digital commerce insights and advisory subsidiary.
buyer parent: Ascential plc
buyer: Edge by Ascential
UK-based Edge by Ascential gives global brands and retailers the knowledge to win in digital commerce by providing actionable, next-generation data, analytics, insights, and strategic consulting. Its suite of solutions includes Market Share, Digital Shelf, Price & Promotions, and Retail Insights. "
target: Yimian Data
Yimian Data is a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China. The company serves as a partner to business leaders, using data from market trends and customer feedback, machine learning, natural language processing, and AI to make faster, more intelligent business decisions
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
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closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Chrome Systems Corporation. Chrome Systems, based in Portland, Oregon, is a provider of vehicle configuration data and related software to the automotive retail industry.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack’s intuitive and high-value software solutions enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, agents and aftermarket providers. "
target: Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Chrome Systems Corporation is the only independent provider of automotive data and software for selling vehicles online. Chrome pioneered the technology behind electronic vehicle configuration, providing an alternative to unwieldy and often outmoded auto manufacturer data sourceboo
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closed 9/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Callcredit Information Group, acquired Recipero

synopsis: Recipero is pleased to announce that is has been acquired by Callcredit Information Group in a deal designed to accelerate the growth of the company's fraud and identity protection strategy. Recipero has built one of the world's largest proprietary databases containing detailed information of the history and ownership of mobile devices.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group specialises in database marketing solutions, credit referencing and software analytics and fraud, and is an expert in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector. "
target: Recipero
Recipero has built one of the world's largest proprietary databases containing detailed information of the history and ownership of mobile devices. The business delivers over 5 million reports each month that enable retailers, recyclers, and the public and law enforcement to make informed decisions.
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closed 1/11/2013 via PE Hub

Avalara, purchased UPC Matrix Master™ from Tax Matrix

synopsis: Avalara, the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, announced it has acquired UPC Matrix Master™, the world’s largest database of Universal Product Codes with specialized sales taxability data. UPC Matrix Master was formerly provided by Tax Matrix LLC.
buyer: Avalara (:$749.91)
Avalara's cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by providing automated end to end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services. "
seller: Tax Matrix
Formerly provided by Tax Matrix LLC, Matrix Master is a patented, multi-state, product taxability database that maintains taxability information for more than 10 million products in thousands of tax jurisdictions across the U.S. The service is widely used by top storefront and ecommerce retailers.
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closed 7/27/2022 via Publishers Weekly

Podium Audio, acquired Bookstat

synopsis: The digital publisher Podium Audio has acquired Bookstat, the data subscription service that tracks online book purchases in physical, e-book, and audiobook formats. Podium will operate Bookstat as a separate business line and will provide new funding take Bookstat to the next level.
buyer: Podium Audio
Podium is an audio-first entertainment company dedicated to developing the careers of emerging, independent storytellers and best-selling authors. Podium finances, develops, produces and distributes audio content globally with an emphasis on the genres of science fiction, fantasy and romance. "
target: Bookstat
Bookstat is the only industry data service that tracks all online book purchases at the retail point of sale regardless of publisher type. Bookstat's lightning-fast, responsive dashboard lets users search by publisher, genre, author, title, BISAC, ISBN, or ASIN.
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closed 11/28/2016 via BusinessWire

The Online Reporter merged with Faultline,

synopsis: UK analyst group Rethink Technology Research has acquired the 20-year-old publication “The Online Reporter” from Rider Research of Baton Rouge, USA. Rethink will merge The Online Reporter into its own Faultline service. TOR recently passed its 1,000th issue anniversary which makes it 20 years old, while Faultline was launched in 2003.
buyer parent: Rethink Technology Research
buyer: Faultline
Faultline provides a framework of technical understanding to help predict the future of digital entertainment and the global broadband economy. "
target parent: Rider Research
target: The Online Reporter
The Online Reporter is the weekly strategy briefing paper for people in the media and technology industries. Its research and analysis roughly falls into areas such as Broadband Technologies and Ad-supported, Subscription based services.
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closed 2/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, acquired Mascus

synopsis: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Mascus International Holding BV. Mascus is a leading online equipment listing service for used heavy machinery and trucks with the largest online market presence in Europe for heavy machinery and trucks.
buyer: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA:$1,442.87)
Ritchie Bros. is the world's largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation, agriculture, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine and other industries. Ritchie Bros. TM solutions make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell equipment with confidence. "
target parent: Vortex Capital Partners
target: Mascus
Mascus is a global leading online equipment listing service for farm machinery, forestry, material handling and grounds care equipment, construction, transportation vehicles and other heavy equipment. Mascus makes trading in used machinery and equipment quicker and more efficient.
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announced 5/1/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Vortex Capital Partners, will acquire Mascus

synopsis: Alma Media has decided to sell Mascus, an electronic marketplace for trucks, heavy machinery and equipment. Alma Media is selling Mascus to Vortex Capital Partners, a Dutch based venture and expansion capital firm focused on technology companies.
buyer: Vortex Capital Partners
Vortex Capital Partners is an active venture capital firm investing in technology(-enabled) companies in the Benelux. They focus on software, internet, telecoms, semiconductors, infrastructure, technology-enabled services and media. "
target parent: Alma Media Oyj
target: Mascus
Mascus is an electronic marketplace for used construction, agricultural, forest, and groundscare machinery and transportation vehicles. Product ranges include tractors for sale, trailers for sale, used trucks for sale, diggers, box trailers, mini diggers and excavators, etc.
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$14
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announced 10/5/2022 via BusinessWire

Jon Peddie Research, will acquire Display Daily

synopsis: Jon Peddie Research, a technically oriented computer graphics marketing and management-consulting firm, is to acquire Display Daily, a leading international media outlet for data, analysis, news, and insights for display and component companies.
buyer: Jon Peddie Research
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) is a technically oriented computer graphics marketing and management-consulting firm based in Tiburon, CA. They provide specialized services to senior and middle management in computer companies and companies that are major computer users. "
target: Display Daily
Display Daily is a leading international media outlet for data, analysis, news, and insights for display and component companies.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. has acquired AV-iQ, the leading product database and integrator service provider in the Commercial AV Space. The acquisition further expands Emerald’s commitment to the AV Market, adding a new resource to its current portfolio that includes that includes Commercial Integrator, TechDecisions, and CE Pro.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Future plc
target: AV-iQ
AV-iQ is the largest, most comprehensive database of AV product information ever assembled and delivers that information with powerful search tools. AV installers, designers, architects and sales professional have come to trust AV-iQ as the fastest and best way to begin their projects.
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closed 10/6/2015 via BusinessWire

SDxCentral, acquired The Rayno Report

synopsis: SDxCentral, a digital media platform that exclusively covers the B2B IT infrastructure market and focuses on next-generation technologies, announced its acquisition of The Rayno Report, a news and analysis site on innovation and investment in the connected world.
buyer: SDxCentral
SDxCentral is the leading centralized source of news and resources covering Software-Defined Everything (SDx), SDN, NFV, cloud and virtualization infrastructure. These new technologies and approaches have the potential to change the way infrastructure is designed, built, purchased and consumed. "
target: The Rayno Report
The Rayno Report is a news and analysis site on innovation and investment in the connected world. The content and research services are distributed to millions of technology thought leaders who visit the website directly, or via email, social media, and distribution with partners.
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closed 8/1/2014 via Market Wire

NewBay Media LLC, acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: NewBay Media, publisher of leading commercial AV magazines has announced the acquisition of AV-IQ, the AV industry's Equipment, Providers Directory & Industry Resource Center, from InfoComm International. AV-IQ is a comprehensive online resource for the pro-AV industry that includes equipment database, case studies and local service directories.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video, Broadcast and Cable Television, and Education. They connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through award-winning content. "
target parent: InfoComm International
target: AV-iQ
AV-IQ provides North America with the most comprehensive pro-AV resource. Explore audiovisual equipment catalogs featuring the brand-new product data comparison tool and BIM library, and check out the case studies library for cutting-edge pro-AV inspiration.
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closed 6/14/2012 via GlobeNewswire

SmartPros Ltd., purchased 150+ E-Learning Courses and IP from Global Collaboration Partners LLC

synopsis: SmartPros Ltd. announced that it has purchased certain assets of online training company, Global Collaboration Partners LLC. The assets include more than 150 e-learning courses in the areas of environmental health, safety, human resources, and energy exploration markets, as well as certain intellectual property.
buyer: SmartPros Ltd. (SPRO:$13.51)
Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, and more. "
seller: Global Collaboration Partners LLC
Global Collaboration Partners is an e-learning company dedicated to creating the best possible online courseware for the global workforce. The company specializes in agile, accurate training.
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closed 1/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

FierceMarkets, Inc., acquired StorefrontBacktalk

synopsis: FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group LLC, has completed the acquisition of the StorefrontBacktalk retail technology publication from The Content Firm LLC. StorefrontBacktalk tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. "
target parent: The Content Firm LLC
target: StorefrontBacktalk
StorefrontBacktalk, which tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders, has built an avid readership through its focus on surprise, with a mix of editorial insight, commentary and reporting stories that have yet to be told.
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closed 1/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

FierceMarkets, Inc., acquired StorefrontBacktalk

synopsis: FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group LLC, has completed the acquisition of the StorefrontBacktalk retail technology publication from The Content Firm LLC. StorefrontBacktalk tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. "
target parent: The Content Firm LLC
target: StorefrontBacktalk
StorefrontBacktalk, which tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders, has built an avid readership through its focus on surprise, with a mix of editorial insight, commentary and reporting stories that have yet to be told.
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closed 1/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired FierceMarkets, Inc.

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider announced today its acquisition of FierceMarkets, a leading online B2B media company headquartered in Washington, D.C.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets, a leader in B2B e-media, provides information and marketing services in the Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Healthcare, IT, and Finance industries through its portfolio of e-mail newsletters, web sites, webinars, and live events.
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closed 11/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

4media group, Inc., acquired Stature Public Relations

synopsis: 4media group, an integrated marketing communications group, has acquired Stature Public Relations (Stature PR), an integrated communications agency in the UK. Stature PR creates strategic, intelligent and memorable campaigns that nurture brands. They offer services for PR, influencer engagement, event creation, social media, media buying, and more.
buyer: 4media group, Inc.
4media group is an integrated communications group specializing in market research, digital, broadcast and public relations. Services they deliver include qualitative and quantitative research, online polling, PR surveys, focus groups, social and influencer engagements, native advertising, and more."
target: Stature Public Relations
Stature Public Relations (Stature PR) is an integrated communications and events agency in the UK. Stature PR creates strategic, intelligent and memorable campaigns that nurture brands. They offer services for PR, influencer engagement, event creation, social media, media buying, and more.
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closed 10/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Doner Partners Network, acquired Wolfgang L.A.

synopsis: Doner Partners Network, a full-service marketing agency, has acquired Wolfgang L.A., an award-winning creative agency. Wolfgang bridges the gap between management consulting and advertising and turns data into a powerful creative weapon. They offer services for brand strategy, branding, social, experiential, OOH, content creation, and more.
buyer parent: Stagwell Inc.
buyer: Doner Partners Network
Doner Partners Network is mix of award-winning US, Canadian and UK based B2C and B2B marketing agencies within Stagwell that are the best-in-class in the cities they originate. Agencies include Doner, DonerNorth, Yamamoto, Veritas, Meat & Produce and KWT Global. "
target: Wolfgang L.A.
Wolfgang L.A. is an award-winning creative agency built for the modern age. Wolfgang bridges the gap between management consulting and advertising and turns data into a powerful creative weapon. They offer services for brand strategy, branding, social, experiential, OOH, content creation, and more.
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closed 9/28/2022 via PR Newswire

TBWA Worldwide Inc., acquired dotdotdash

synopsis: TBWA\Worldwide, an international advertising agency, has acquired dotdotdash, an innovation company building future-forward brand experiences at the intersection of culture and technology. dotdotdash has created immersive brand experiences and technology-driven creative solutions for leading brands such as adidas, PepsiCo, and The North Face.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: TBWA Worldwide Inc.
TBWA is a disruptive brand experience company that uses trademarked Disruption methodologies to help businesses address their challenges and achieve transformative growth. TBWA uses creativity to help businesses challenge the status quo and capture an unfair share of the future. "
target: dotdotdash
dotdotdash is an innovation company building future-forward brand experiences at the intersection of culture and technology. dotdotdash has worked with clients including adidas, PepsiCo, The North Face, and TikTok to create immersive brand experiences and technology-driven creative solutions.
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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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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 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 6/8/2022 via BNC Analysis

Capgemini, acquired Rufus Leonard Limited

synopsis: Consultancy group Capgemini has acquired London design agency Rufus Leonard. With 70 staff and a London office, Rufus Leonard provides design and experiential marketing services to clients such as insurers Axa and the AA, the World Wildlife Fund, and Anglia Ruskin University.
buyer: Capgemini (ENXTPA:CAP:$18,660.09)
Capgemini is a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ business needs in the evolving world of cloud, data, and digital platforms. "
target: Rufus Leonard Limited
With 70 staff and a London office, Rufus Leonard provides design and experiential marketing services to clients such as insurers Axa and the AA, the World Wildlife Fund, and Anglia Ruskin University.
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closed 5/25/2022 via PR Newswire

AMP Agency, acquired Genome

synopsis: AMP Agency, a full-service digital marketing agency, has acquired Genome, an award-winning digital innovation, transformation and product development company. The addition of Genome will further AMP Agency's strategy to advance technology-enabled innovation and grow internationally.
buyer parent: Advantage Solutions
buyer: AMP Agency
With more than 200 employees and teams in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Austin, AMP Agency is architected to affect change at all touchpoints between a brand and its customers. The agency uses proprietary data, behavioral analysis and predictive analytics. "
target: Genome
Genome builds innovative solutions to drive business value for brands. Genome's expertise runs the gamut from landing pages and e-commerce sites to mobile applications, and data-driven experiences, to live event and experiential activations and augmented reality and virtual reality.
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closed 5/12/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Advantage Solutions, acquired BRANDSHARE

synopsis: Advantage Solutions has acquired Brandshare, a leading provider of omnichannel brand experiences through product sampling and digital engagement, from private equity investors Aperion Management, Leeds Novamark Capital and Ocean Avenue Capital Partners.
buyer: Advantage Solutions (:$3,602.30)
Advantage Solutions is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Advantage’s customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions are designed to drive consumer demand, increase sales, and achieve operating efficiencies. "
target parent: LNC Partners
target: BRANDSHARE
Brandshare creates omnichannel brand experiences to accelerate purchase conversion. Through curated subscription boxes, loyalty programs and e-commerce sampling with digital connectivity, they engage millions of consumers monthly.
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closed 5/11/2022 via Company Press Release

Livingbridge, acquired Imagesound plc

synopsis: ECI Partners announces that it has completed the sale of Imagesound to Livingbridge. Imagesound is a tech-enabled digital media service company with over 65,000 music zones. It operates two brands across a global footprint, operating in 160 countries.
buyer: Livingbridge
Based in London, Livingbridge is a mid-market private equity firm with offices in the UK, the US and Australia, investing in fast growing companies valued up to £300m. The team has backed growing companies for more than 20 years and achieved success with over 160 investments. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: Imagesound plc
Imagesound is a tech-enabled digital media service company with over 65,000 music zones. It operates two brands across a global footprint, operating in 160 countries. Imagesound provides in-store audio and visual solutions to a large number of blue-chip retail and leisure customers.
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closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Votigo, Inc., acquired Promotion Activators

synopsis: Votigo, Inc., a social media marketing & promotions company, has acquired Promotion Activators Management, LLC, a sweepstakes management company. Promotion Activators administers sweepstakes, games and contests for companies of all sizes. They provide services for promotion concept evaluation, official rules development, legal services, and more.
buyer parent: Plank Ventures
buyer: Votigo, Inc.
Votigo is a leading social media marketing & promotions company with a SaaS platform and full-service solutions. Votigo's technology platform allows brands, agencies, and enterprises to acquire, engage, and manage their customers. "
target: Promotion Activators
Promotion Activators is a sweepstakes management company. Promotion Activators administers sweepstakes, games and contests for companies of all sizes. They provide services for promotion concept evaluation, official rules development, legal services, state registrations, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.65
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

Be Group, acquired Synapsy S.r.l.

synopsis: Be, a management consultancy in Italy, has acquired a 51% stake in Synapsy S.r.L., an integrated events and communication agency in Italy. Synapsy organizes events that enables brands and people to interact with each other and create spectacular stories. They provide services for event production, brand design, social media, and more.
buyer: Be Group (BIT:BET:$247.17)
Be Group, listed on the STAR segment of Borsa Italiana, is a management consultancy and transformational digital engagement solutions firm in Italy. The Company provides Business Consulting, Information Technology and Digital Engagement services. "
target: Synapsy S.r.l.
Synapsy is an integrated events and communication agency in Italy. Synapsy organizes events that enables brands and people to interact with each other and create spectacular stories. They provide services for event production, brand design, social media, creative strategy, and more.
price ($mm)
$0.91*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

BPE Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH, acquired MSM.digital

synopsis: BPE, a German investment company, has acquired a majority stake in MSM.digital, a digital agency in Germany. MSM.digital helps businesses to grow their brands, reach their target audiences, and drive more sales. They offer services for PR, social media, experiential marketing, influencer marketing, content creation, and more.
buyer: BPE Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH
BPE is a German investment company that specializes in management buy-outs and management buy-ins. BPE is focused on supporting medium-sized businesses. The company aims to help create new medium-sized businesses and turn managers into entrepreneurs. "
target: MSM.digital
MSM.digital is a digital agency in Germany. MSM.digital helps businesses to grow their brands, reach their target audiences, and drive more sales. They offer services for PR, social media, experiential marketing, influencer marketing, content creation, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

Tait, will acquire Thinkwell Group, Inc.

synopsis: TAIT, the global group of creative engineers, fabricators, producers, and technologists for live entertainment environments, will acquire Thinkwell Group, a global strategy, experience design, and production agency specializing in the master planning, design, and production of world-class guest experiences for theme parks, museums and brands.
buyer: Tait
TAIT creates moments that move people. For over 40 years, they've been creating ground-breaking live entertainment experiences by finding and nurturing the best talent and technology in the industry. Their diverse roster of clients include Taylor Swift, Cirque du Soleil, Nike, and NASA. "
target: Thinkwell Group, Inc.
Thinkwell Group is a global experience design and production agency with studios and offices in Los Angeles, Montréal, and Abu Dhabi. For 20 years, the multi-disciplinary team has created compelling experiences for a wide range of clients and brands around the world.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/6/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Stingray Digital Media Group, acquired InStore Audio Network

synopsis: Stingray Group Inc., a leading music, media, and technology company, announced that it has acquired InStore Audio Network, the largest in-store audio advertising network in the United States, reaching 100 million shoppers each week in over 16,000 grocery retailers and pharmacies across the US.
buyer: Stingray Digital Media Group (TSX:RAY.A:$211.31)
Montreal-based Stingray is a leading music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, more than 100 radio stations, 4K UHD television channels, and more. "
target: InStore Audio Network
InStore Audio Network is the largest in-store audio advertising provider in the United States and delivers commercial audio messages to shoppers in over 16,000 grocery, drug, and convenience stores.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/2/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

The Glimpse Group, will acquire Sector 5 Digital

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a diversified Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") platform company providing enterprise-focused VR and AR software and services solutions, will acquire Sector 5 Digital ("S5D"), a leading immersive technology company. S5D combines brilliant storytelling with emerging technologies.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$3.42)
The Glimpse Group is a diversified Virtual and Augmented Reality platform company, comprised of multiple VR and AR software & services companies, and designed with the specific purpose of cultivating companies in the emerging VR/AR industry. "
target: Sector 5 Digital
Sector 5 Digital (S5D) is an award-winning, enterprise focused, immersive technology company that combines brilliant storytelling with emerging technologies for industry leading organizations. It helps companies transform their brands by creating innovative digital content.
price ($mm)
$8.00
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Half Dome, acquired Consumedia

synopsis: Half Dome, an independent digital agency in Australia, has acquired Consumedia, a leading media and sales agency in Australia. Consumedia delivers key advertising, media, marketing and activation solutions to help businesses improve their bottom line. They offer services for media planning & buying, brand activation, and brand strategy.
buyer: Half Dome
Half Dome is an independent digital agency in Australia. Half Dome combines marketing and technology to deliver compellingly simple business solutions for their partners. They provide services for digital marketing strategies, paid media, SEO, social media, and more. "
target: Consumedia
Consumedia is a leading media and sales agency in Australia. Consumedia delivers key advertising, media, marketing and activation solutions to help businesses improve their bottom line. They offer services for media planning & buying, brand activation & integration, and brand strategy.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/23/2021 via PR Newswire

HH Global, will acquire Adare International

synopsis: HH Global, a global outsourced marketing execution provider, will acquire Adare International from Endless LLP, a private equity firm in the UK. Adare is a British marketing company that helps brands connect with their customers. They provide services for shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
buyer: HH Global
Founded in 1991, HH Global is a global outsourced marketing execution provider. They develop innovative solutions that drive down the cost of their clients’ physical marketing procurement and content development, while improving quality, sustainability, and speed to market. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Adare International
Adare International is a British marketing company. Adare helps brands connect with their customers, creatively and effectively, in a multi-channel world. They provide services for creative, shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
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