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closed 9/1/2013 via PR Web

Frozen Fire, acquired Big Eagle Productions

synopsis: Frozen Fire, a strategic messaging and video production company acquired Big Eagle productions a Dallas-based video production agency. This acquisition allows Frozen Fire to expand their video marketing services, helping small to midsize businesses effectively engage with their target audiences.
buyer: Frozen Fire
Frozen Fire is a digital business development and communication strategy firm that help businesses have the tools necessary to know exactly who their customers are and what their customers are looking for. It helps companies connect with their customers via digital marketing strategies "
target: Big Eagle Productions
Big Eagle Productions LLC provides video production services. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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closed 3/11/2013 via Market Wire

Chyron Corporation, acquired Hego Group

synopsis: Chyron Corporation, a leading provider of Graphics as a Service for on-air and digital video applications, announced that its merger with Hego AB has been finalized, creating ChyronHego Corporation.
buyer: Chyron Corporation (CHYR:$58.05)
Chyron defines and dominates the world of broadcast graphics. Chyron has proven itself as the undisputed leader in the industry with sophisticated graphics offerings. "
target: Hego Group
The Hego Group has spent over four decades helping broadcasters and the sports industry offer audiences a more engaging live entertainment experience by providing a full end-to-end delivery capability for the creation and enhancement of live production content.
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$19
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$15
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Crafty Apes, acquired CVD VFX

synopsis: Crafty Apes, a full-service visual effects company with studios in Atlanta, Los Angeles and New York, has acquired CVD VFX, an award-winning, full-service visual effects studio based in Vancouver. CVD specializes in CG and compositing, game cinematics, concept and design services for film, network episodic and streaming content producers.
buyer: Crafty Apes
Crafty Apes, a portfolio company of Gemspring Capital, is a full-service visual effects company with studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York. Crafty Apes has a talented roster of creative and production supervisors that offer a full suite of VFX services. "
target: CVD VFX
CVD VFX is a full-service visual effects studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Focusing on compositing and photoreal CG content, CVD is recognized for consistently and professionally delivering the highest quality in VFX.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Market Wire

Grom Social, acquired Top Draw Animation

synopsis: Grom Holdings Inc., the privately-held parent company of Grom Social Inc., announced that it has acquired 100 percent of award-winning, Top Draw Animation. The acquisition of a major international animation producer is the latest step as part of an aggressive growth strategy for Grom Social, the safe social network created for "by kids for kids."
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$8.02)
Grom Social is the safe social network created by "kids for kids". Launched by 12-year-old Zach Marks, Grom Social is quickly becoming the leading safe social media platform for children worldwide "
target: Top Draw Animation
Top Draw Animation specializes in 2D digital production methodologies. It provides a full range of pre-production and production services to leading international producers.
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announced 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dock10, will acquire Edit19

synopsis: MediaCityUK-based dock10 has agreed a deal to acquire boutique Manchester based post production house Edit19, bringing VFX and Motion Graphics specialisms to the company.
buyer: Dock10
Dock10, operating at the heart of MediaCityUK, is a leading digital media service provider. Clients have access to a wide range of HD TV studios, digital post-production, cloud media management services and advanced connectivity options. "
target: Edit19
Edit 19 concentrates on working closely with clients to deliver highly creative visual effects, animation and HD/3D finishing. Edit 19's services include Offline/Online editing, colour grading, GFX, VFX compositing, audio and 3D modelling and animation.
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closed 6/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Production Resource Group, acquired XL Video Group

synopsis: Production Resource Group, L.L.C. announced that it has acquired the XL Video Group, one of the largest providers of premier multi-market video services. XL Video is a multi-award winning provider of creative video solutions for concert touring, corporate events, exhibitions, automotive, television, sports, and theatre.
buyer: Production Resource Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., ("PRG") is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: XL Video Group
Founded in 1995, XL Video is a multi award winning provider of creative video solutions for Concert Touring, Corporate and Special Events, Exhibitions and Trade Shows, Television, Sports, Theatre and The Arts.
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closed 1/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Production Resource Group, acquired Chaos Visual Productions

synopsis: Production Resource Group LLC, (PRG) the world's leading provider of entertainment and event technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Chaos Visual Productions. Headquartered in Burbank, CA, with an office in Bedfordshire, U.K., Chaos provides full service video production for live events.
buyer: Production Resource Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., ("PRG") is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: Chaos Visual Productions
Chaos Visual Productions has become the "go to" company for specialty lighting, LED special effects, video projection, show programming execution, and effects lighting for feature films and television.
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announced 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rockpool Investments LLP, will acquire Smyle

synopsis: Rockpool has acquired a majority stake in UK-headquartered creative agency Smyle. Smyle employs 70 people who work with global brands across sectors including tech, media, IT, finance and pharmaceuticals. The business has delivered international events for clients such as Samsung, Facebook, Salesforce, EY, BT and ARM.
buyer: Rockpool Investments LLP
Rockpool Investments LLC, a private company investment firm based in London, believes that private companies offer investors great value, potential for enhanced returns and diversification for traditional investment portfolios. Powerful tax reliefs for estate and tax planning are also key benefits. "
target: Smyle
Smyle is a creative agency based out of Hertford, United Kingdom. Smyle provides video production and content creation services to clients globally. They are passionate about fusing creativity with technology to deliver extraordinary live events and innovative digital experiences around the world.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Sud Ouest SA, acquired Digivision SA

synopsis: Groupe Sud Ouest, one of the largest regional media groups in France, has increased their stake in Digivision SA from 37% to 85% of the capital. Established in France through its network of agencies, Digivision produces television programs and reports for national and local TV stations. Digivision also produces magazines, institutional film, and co
buyer: Groupe Sud Ouest SA
Based in Bordeaux, Groupe Sud Ouest is one of the largest regional media groups in France. The company publishes five paid daily newspapers, four magazines, and several specialty publications. The group also operates two local TV stations and has an extensive online presence for its publications. "
target: Digivision SA
Based in France, Digivision produces television programs and reports for national and local television stations (TF1, LCI, France Television, M6, BFM TV). Digivision also produces magazines, documentary & institutional films, Web TV, as well as captures footage for events and covers sports.
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closed 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Emaji, Inc., acquired Framepool

synopsis: Emaji, Inc. announced the acquisition of 86.6 percent of the outstanding shares of Framepool AG, a leading distributor of stock footage with headquarters in Munich, Germany. Framepool collects, selects and prepares high quality video footage from TV, movie or commercial film producers and sells licenses to its growing library of clips.
buyer: Emaji, Inc. (OTCPK:EMJI:$0.00)
Emaji, Inc., based in Irvine, California, is a publicly traded development stage company with two divisions: Entertainment, and Ventures. They seek to establish a fast-growing industry player with a diversified stream of revenue and strong corporate governance. "
target: Framepool
Framepool collects, selects and prepares high quality video footage from TV, movie or commercial film producers and sells licenses to its growing library of over one million clips to its customers, among them the most prominent advertising agencies, broadcasters and production companies.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fox Corporation, acquired Bento Box Entertainment

synopsis: Fox has snapped up Bento Box Entertainment, an animation company that produces Bob's Burgers (on Fox) as well as series like Glove & Boots (on YouTube) and Paradise PD (for Netflix). Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Fox Corporation (FOXA:$11,710.00)
Fox Corporation produces and distributes compelling news, sports and entertainment content through its iconic domestic brands including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the FOX Network, and the FOX Television Stations. "
target: Bento Box Entertainment
Bento Box Entertainment is an Emmy award-winning studio that develops and produces quality-animated content for all distribution platforms worldwide. Recognized as the leading producer of primetime animated comedy series for broadcast, cable and digital networks.
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closed 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

AIR Studios Limited, acquired Alchemy Mastering Ltd

synopsis: The legendary AIR Studios have just announced their acquisition of long-running mastering house Alchemy, with the latter facility being rebranded Alchemy Mastering At AIR. Founded in 1997, the World Famous Alchemy Mastering is one of the UK's leading audio mastering facilities.
buyer: AIR Studios Limited
AIR Studios is home to exceptional recording and mixing studios created by Sir George Martin, and to a community of world-class studio talent. AIR Studios provides film & music recording, mixing studios and mastering services. "
target: Alchemy Mastering Ltd
Founded in 1997, the World Famous Alchemy Mastering is one of the UK's leading audio mastering facilities. Located in an elegant West London mews, Alchemy’s mastering facility houses 3 studios designed by the Alchemists themselves.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Picture Shop Post, acquired The Farm

synopsis: Picture Shop, a company that provides post production and visual effects service to feature and television companies, has acquired The Farm, UK's largest post production and studio services Group. The Farm has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
buyer parent: Five Crowns Capital, LLC
buyer: Picture Shop Post
Picture Shop Post is a company that provides post production service to feature and television companies. Picture Shop Post specializes in visual effects and provides a unique vision to client projects. They are equipped with the latest technology in order to provide the highest quality of service. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Farm
The Farm is the UK's largest post production and studio services Group. It has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
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closed 12/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired LOLA Audio Localization

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announced that it has acquired Localizadora Latam SC (“LOLA”). Based in Mexico City, LOLA provides Latin American Spanish dubbing, localisation and sound design services for the video game, film and television markets.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$406.90)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: LOLA Audio Localization
LOLA has over 20 years of working experience in the industry of dubbing and 15 years doing sound design, working in content adaption projects in Latin American Spanish. Their services include audio localization, translate & adaptation, sound design, and original soundtracks.
price ($mm)
$0.68
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$1
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closed 1/25/2013 via BNC Analysis

Loveurope Group Limited, acquired Locomotion

synopsis: The Loveurope Group announced the completion of their acquisition of creative post-production facility Locomotion. Locomotion is a full service creative house providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
buyer: Loveurope Group Limited
Loveurope Group Limited operates as an advertising production network in Europe. It produces work for brand and agency clients in press, digital, television, and outdoor media markets. Its integrated marketing services allow clients to create, adapt, expand, and deliver brand communications. "
target: Locomotion
Established in 1994 as a boutique post production facility, Loco is an independent creative house, providing moving imagery for the advertising, digital, film and broadcast industries.
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closed 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Visual Data Media Services, acquired Digital Post Services

synopsis: Visual Data Media Services, a company that specializes in multichannel media management, has acquired Digital Post Services (DPS), a Post Production Studio and Worldwide Delivery Laboratory. DPS helps their clients to maximize their show's creative potential. Their services include color grading, sound design, visual effects, title design and more.
buyer: Visual Data Media Services
Visual Data Media Services specializes in multichannel media management, helping content owners and distributors to get the right content in the right format. Their advanced infrastructure is custom-built to repurpose video content and distribute it to any platform or broadcaster in any territory. "
target: Digital Post Services
Digital Post Services (DPS) is a Post Production Studio and Worldwide Delivery Laboratory. DPS helps their clients to maximize their show's creative potential. Their services include color grading, sound design and mixing, visual effects, title design, and mastering and delivery.
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closed 12/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired AGM Factory

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of AGM Factory, a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: AGM Factory
AGM Factory is a French provider of image, audio, and laboratory services for content distributors, broadcasters, and film studios. Founded in 2004 and based in Rennes, AGM is the first French full-service media house to operate complete studio facilities outside of Paris.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Red Hot CG

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the international technical services provider to the global video games industry, announces the acquisition of 100% of Strongbox Ltd, a holding company with subsidiaries in China and Indonesia trading under the Red Hot CG ("Red Hot") brand. Red Hot are specialists in the production of graphical art assets for video games.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$406.90)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, localisation, testing, audio and customer care services across 50 languages and 14 games platforms to a blue chip client base in more than 15 countries. "
target: Red Hot CG
Red Hot CG was founded in Shanghai in 2010. The company is a proven 2D, 3D and animation art provider to the global video games market with clients in the US, Europe, China and Japan. Red Hot CG found early success contributing to popular projects like Tomb Raider and God of War: Ascension.
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$6.00
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$5
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closed 2/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Spov Ltd

synopsis: Video games services provider Keywords Studios has purchased animation and digital design company Spov. Spov, based in London, is a creatively led design and animation studio that provides creative development, cinematics, user interface, visual effects and motion graphics services to the video game and film sectors.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$406.90)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Spov Ltd
Spov, based in London, is a creatively led design and animation studio that provides creative development, cinematics, user interface, visual effects and motion graphics services to the video game and film sectors.
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announced 4/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, will acquire Mindwalk Studios Ltd

synopsis: Keywords Studios PLC is to buy Beijing based Mindwalk. The company is an elite partner for digital art and animation production for the games industry. With over a decade in business, the studio engages with the gaming industry's top-tier developers on a varied range of beloved global properties delivering on all major platforms
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$406.90)
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike. "
target: Mindwalk Studios Ltd
Mindwalk Studios is an elite partner for digital art and animation production for the games industry. With over a decade in business, the studio engages with the gaming industry's top-tier developers on a varied range of beloved global properties delivering on all major platforms.
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$5.50
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$4
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closed 9/1/2013 via PR Web

Frozen Fire, acquired Big Eagle Productions

synopsis: Frozen Fire, a strategic messaging and video production company acquired Big Eagle productions a Dallas-based video production agency. This acquisition allows Frozen Fire to expand their video marketing services, helping small to midsize businesses effectively engage with their target audiences.
buyer: Frozen Fire
Frozen Fire is a digital business development and communication strategy firm that help businesses have the tools necessary to know exactly who their customers are and what their customers are looking for. It helps companies connect with their customers via digital marketing strategies "
target: Big Eagle Productions
Big Eagle Productions LLC provides video production services. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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closed 9/1/2013 via PR Web

Frozen Fire, acquired Big Eagle Productions

synopsis: Frozen Fire, a strategic messaging and video production company acquired Big Eagle productions a Dallas-based video production agency. This acquisition allows Frozen Fire to expand their video marketing services, helping small to midsize businesses effectively engage with their target audiences.
buyer: Frozen Fire
Frozen Fire is a digital business development and communication strategy firm that help businesses have the tools necessary to know exactly who their customers are and what their customers are looking for. It helps companies connect with their customers via digital marketing strategies "
target: Big Eagle Productions
Big Eagle Productions LLC provides video production services. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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closed 7/24/2013 via PR Web

Frozen Fire, acquired goodmedia communications, llc

synopsis: Frozen Fire acquired goodmedia communications, llc a branding, creative, and content creation agency. goodmedia communications, llc is a strategic branding and creative boutique offering all forms of media communications to assist clients in developing, designing and executing their products and brand.
buyer: Frozen Fire
Frozen Fire is a digital business development and communication strategy firm that help businesses have the tools necessary to know exactly who their customers are and what their customers are looking for. It helps companies connect with their customers via digital marketing strategies "
target: goodmedia communications, llc
goodmedia communications, llc is a strategic branding and creative boutique offering all forms of media communications to assist clients in developing, designing and executing their products and brand. It specializes in the book and magazine publishing markets.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Barrington Media Group, acquired Blackbird Garage

synopsis: Barrington Media Group, a portfolio company of Fort Point Capital, has acquired Blackbird Garage, a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
buyer parent: Fort Point Capital
buyer: Barrington Media Group
Located in Shelton, Connecticut, Barrington Media Group (BMG) is a technology-enabled marketing services business that focuses on direct response advertisements in traditional media channels, including television, audio and direct mail. "
target: Blackbird Garage
Blackbird Garage is a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
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closed 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Dynata, acquired CrowdLab Limited

synopsis: Dynata has acquired UK-based CrowdLab, an innovative digital ethnography solution for capturing in-the-moment consumer opinions, attitudes, and trends in a multiple award-winning digital platform. The acquisition will expand Dynata's qualitative research capabilities within its Dynata Insights Platform.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the world's largest first-party data and insights platform. With a reach of over 62 million consumers and business professionals globally, and an extensive library of individual profile attributes collected through surveys, Dynata is the cornerstone for precise, trustworthy quality data. "
target: CrowdLab Limited
UK-based CrowdLab is a digital ethnography solution for capturing in-the-moment consumer opinions, attitudes, and trends. CrowdLab helps brands understand how customers experience life, brands, products and services, sharing instantaneous contextualized insights through an engaging digital platform.
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announced 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

WebStrategies Inc., will acquire WebStrategies Inc.

synopsis: The ownership of WebStrategies Inc., Midlothian-based digital marketing agency, is transitioning over to its CEO. The agreement between CEO Chris Leone and the company’s founder, Neal Lappe, will transfer full ownership to Leone. WebStrategies uses metrics and web analytics data as the foundation for optimizing marketing programs.
buyer: WebStrategies Inc.
Chris Leone is the CEO of WebStrategies. Leone, a 2003 graduate of Midlothian High School, began as an entry-level employee with WebStrategies in 2008. "
target: WebStrategies Inc.
Based in Midlothian, Virginia, WebStrategies is in business to create raving fans. As a marketing firm specializing in generating online leads and sales, WebStrategies uses metrics and web analytics data as the foundation for optimizing marketing programs and maximizing return on marketing investmen
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paprika Global Pte Ltd merged with Huntington Communications,

synopsis: Public relations agency Huntington Communications and creative agency Paprika Global have merged to form Distilleri, an independent strategic communications consultancy. Both agencies are uniting to form a stronger suite of communication solutions as the marketing and media landscapes are becoming more fragmented.
buyer: Huntington Communications
Huntington Communications is a public relations and crisis communications agency that works with global leaders as well as Singapore-based companies to manage reputation and shape opinions. They also specialize in event management, digital and social strategy, branding, media relations and more. "
target: Paprika Global Pte Ltd
Paprika is a fully integrated communications agency established since 2000. They provide a full suite of offerings spanning the following– Strategy, Creative, Digital, Social Networking, Relationship Management and Media Services.
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closed 9/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

LCR Capital Partners, acquired Altacircle LLC

synopsis: LCR Capital Partners, a global private investment and advisory services firm focused on U.S. immigration and investment, is excited to announce that it has agreed to acquire Altacircle LLC, a digital marketing consultancy that has a deep expertise in advertising technology and lead generation.
buyer: LCR Capital Partners
LCR Capital Partners is a global private investment and advisory services firm that is the ideal partner for families interested in U.S. immigration and investment. Founded in 2012, LCR is led by classmates who met at Harvard Business School and worked together at McKinsey & Company. "
target: Altacircle LLC
Altacircle is a digital marketing consultancy focused on lead generation and innovation. It was founded in 2018 by John Baker who was previously Chief Marketing Officer of Mirum, a global digital agency he helped to create inside J Walter Thompson and WPP.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Real Agency Group, acquired Real Agency Group

synopsis: The management of Real Agency Group (RAG) has acquired the company from Bonnier Ventures, the venture arm of media group Bonnier. RAG is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences.
buyer: Real Agency Group
Real Agency Group (RAG) is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences. Their family of agencies include Spoon, The Domain Was Taken, Oh My and more. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Real Agency Group
Real Agency Group (RAG) is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences. Their family of agencies include Spoon, The Domain Was Taken, Oh My and more.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

CircleSquare, acquired Comtogether

synopsis: CircleSquare, a UK-based marketing company, has acquired comtogether, a Swiss digital marketing agency. CircleSquare will combine comtogether's expertise in data analysis and media planning with its 20 years of travel retail shopper experience to offer a stronger end-to-end proposition.
buyer: CircleSquare
UK-based CircleSquare are award-winning design and build experts capable of delivering retail solutions on a global scale. Working with some of the leading luxury companies in the world, CircleSquare creates retail displays, promotions, and environments that stand out. "
target: Comtogether
comtogether is a Swiss digital marketing agency. Its primary focus is on data-driven digital marketing, producing campaigns— including media planning and buying—and bespoke automations, with measurable and repeatable results.
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Disciple Pty Ltd

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Disciple, an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Disciple Pty Ltd
Disciple is an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that cuts through clutter, builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
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closed 8/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

RyanCap, acquired JBZ Digital

synopsis: Simon Ryan's independent agency group RyanCap has acquired JBZ Digital, a digital agency which will be merged immediately into the company's media specialist arm RyvalMedia. Australia-based JBZ Digital is an independently owned digital agency focused on delivering high impact marketing solutions.
buyer: RyanCap
RyanCap is a digital first advertising and marketing communications company established by former Dentsu Aegis Network Australia and New Zealand boss Simon Ryan in June 2020. RyanCap's existing media arm, RyvalMedia, is a digital first marketing and media specialist. "
target: JBZ Digital
JBZ Digital is an independently owned digital agency focused on delivering high impact marketing solutions. Founded in 2018 by Marcus Betschel, Paul Grainger and Jonathan Henshaw, JBZ Digital’s services include digital strategy and planning, performance media, social, ecommerce and analytics.
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announced 7/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital Echidna will be merged with Northern Commerce,

synopsis: Canadian web design and digital agency Digital Echidna will merge with Ontario-based Northern Commerce. The two firms offer distinct capabilities and services which have delivered scalable growth and award-winning digital performance for some of North America’s most recognized organizations in retail, healthcare, and education.
buyer: Northern Commerce
Ontario-based Northern Commerce is a full-service digital agency that specializes in building high-performance omni-channel retail experiences. Using a data-driven approach, Northern creates immersive digital experiences that guide consumers through their purchase journey. "
target: Digital Echidna
Canada-based Digital Echidna is a web design and digital agency that focuses on developing digital experiences and large-scale websites on the Drupal content management system. It has a strong presence in the educational, health, government, and public sector markets.
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announced 7/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

JP Digital will be merged with NerdBrand,

synopsis: NerdBrand, a branding, web design and advertising agency, has entered a definitive merger agreement with fellow Louisville marketing agency, JP Digital, which specializes in digital marketing, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and more.
buyer: NerdBrand
NerdBrand is a branding agency based out of Louisville, KY that specializes in brand identity and strategy. They also offer web design, content development and SEO services, as well as digital marketing and advertising services. "
target: JP Digital
JP Digital is a digital marketing agency based in Louisville, KY. They specialize in digital marketing, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and more.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

JSAcreative merged with The Red Republic,

synopsis: JSAcreative has merged with The Red Republic, a leading consumer communications agency in Australia. JSAcreative is an independent full-service creative agency in Australia. JSAcreative creates engaging brand experiences and integrated campaigns to help their clients create and re-imagine their brands.
buyer parent: McCann Australia
buyer: The Red Republic
The Red Republic is a leading consumer communications agency in Australia. The Red Republic creates unique campaigns and brand solutions to help bring brands to life. The agency specialises in public relations, social media management, influencer management, events, brand activations, and more. "
target: JSAcreative
JSAcreative is an independent full-service creative agency in Australia. JSAcreative creates engaging brand experiences and integrated campaigns to help their clients create and re-imagine their brands. Their services include strategy, creative, brand, digital, and design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eon Digital Labs merged with Rapid Click Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Australia-based Eon Digital Labs are very pleased to announce the merger with Victorian-based digital advertising agency, Rapid Click. Eon Digital Labs is a digital agency that brings more than 30 years combined experience in the online arena.
buyer: Rapid Click Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Rapid Click helps companies utilise the best ideas, methodologies and technologies to maximise their online presence and grow their business, through website design and redesign, SEO, email marketing, online advertising and application development. "
target: Eon Digital Labs
Eon Digital Labs is a digital agency that brings more than 30 years combined experience in the online arena. Eon Digital Labs can combine a content management system, e-commerce, databases, mobile apps and email marketing, and effectively use analytics to measure the success of digital strategy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

P4 Group Pty Ltd, acquired Ruby Communications Pty Ltd

synopsis: P4 Group has acquired Ruby Communications, bolstering the company's service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagements. The two firms are Queensland's award-winning communications consultancies.
buyer: P4 Group Pty Ltd
With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the dynamic marketing and communications powerhouse bolsters P4 Group’s service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement. "
target: Ruby Communications Pty Ltd
In a world that is dominated by content, brands can only achieve influence by engaging audiences in a more powerful way. Ruby Communications believes in making an impact. The specialists at their company believe in creativity, planning, collaboration and insight-led ideas.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Channel Islands Media Group Limited, will acquire TPA Guernsey Ltd.

synopsis: The Channel Islands Media Group (CIMG) has agreed to acquire creative digital agency TPA Guernsey Ltd., a leading marketing and creative digital agency in the Channel Islands. The acquisition of TPA is a strategic purchase that will both expand CIMG’s service offering and enable the digital transformation of the Guernsey Press.
buyer parent: MXC Capital
buyer: The Channel Islands Media Group Limited
The Channel Island Media Group, a joint venture between Bailiwick Investments Ltd and MXC Guernsey Ltd, was formed with the ambition of creating a one-stop solution for the marketing, content, and digital needs of Channel Islands businesses. "
target: TPA Guernsey Ltd.
TPA is a leading marketing and creative digital agency in the Channel Islands. The company combines strategic excellence, creative, and digital expertise to deliver business-changing results for its clients.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 6/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Neosperience, will acquire Workup srl

synopsis: Neosperience, an Italian leader in digital customer experience solutions, will acquire a 51% stake in Workup Srl, an Italian provider of web design, software development, and digital marketing services. Workup works with their clients to drive up their business growth. They offer services for e-commerce, social media marketing, SEO, and more.
buyer: Neosperience (BIT:NSP:$19.14)
Neosperience is an Italian leader in digital customer experience solutions. Neosperience helps organizations engage, understand and grow their customer base. Their Neosperience Cloud platform enables businesses to deliver relevant experiences that drive loyalty and increase value. "
target: Workup srl
Workup is an Italian provider of web design, software development, and digital marketing services. Workup works with their clients to drive up their business growth. They offer services for e-commerce, content and social media marketing, SEO, email marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.23*
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

MSQ Partners Limited, will acquire Be Heard Group plc

synopsis: MSQ Partners, a group of six creative agencies, has agreed a deal to buy smaller rival Be Heard Partnership, a digital marketing group at the intersection of marketing, technology and e-commerce. Their vision is to build an agile interconnected group focused on helping clients maximize their return on investment from digital marketing.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: MSQ Partners Limited
MSQ is a group of six creative agencies working for many of the world's leading and emerging brands. Their agencies span advertising (The Gate), public relations (Smarts), direct and digital marketing (Stack, twentysix), design, brand strategy (Holmes & Marchant) and B2B (Stein IAS). "
target: Be Heard Group plc (AIM:BHRD:$69.14)
Be Heard Group plc is a digital marketing group at the intersection of marketing, technology and e-commerce. Their vision is to build an agile interconnected group focused on helping clients maximize their return on investment from digital marketing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6.14 [$13.97]*
rev ($mm)
$69
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Monet + Associés, acquired Brainstorming Communication

synopsis: Monet + Associés, an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement, has acquired Brainstorming, a communications consulting agency also based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies.
buyer: Monet + Associés
Monet + Associés is an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement. "
target: Brainstorming Communication
Brainstorming is a communications consulting agency based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies. They specialize in advertising, brand content, social media, editorial, operational and digital marketing, press relations, influence, and e-reputation.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ponderosa Agency Limited, acquired Marvellous Agency

synopsis: Leeds-based marketing agency Ponderosa has acquired eCommerce specialist Marvellous and merged with sister agency Grapple. Headquartered in Leeds, Marvellous is a digital marketing agency, specialising in design, web development, content, branding, and strategy. The acquisition allows Ponderosa to offer new services to its existing client base.
buyer: Ponderosa Agency Limited
Ponderosa is a full-service brand communications agency headquartered in Leeds. The company creates award-winning advertising and marketing campaigns for brands across all markets, blending strategic thinking, digital innovation, and inspiring ideas. "
target: Marvellous Agency
Marvellous is a digital marketing agency, specialising in design, web development, content, branding, and strategy. Based in Leeds, Marvellous' designers, developers, and marketers keep up-to-date with the latest eCommerce platforms, trends, technologies, and techniques to make campaigns successful.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

S-UBG Gruppe AG, will acquire Palmer Hargreaves (UK) Limited

synopsis: Jörn Langensiepen, Iris Heilmann and Susanne Hoffmann, who have jointly headed Palmer Hargreaves Germany since 2013, have acquired the Palmer Hargreaves group, together with the investment company S-UBG Gruppe AG. Palmer Hargreaves is an owner-managed agency group for marketing and communication with locations in Germany, England and more.
buyer: S-UBG Gruppe AG
S-UBG Gruppe AG has been the leading provider of venture capital in the region of Aachen, Krefeld and Mönchengladbach (Germany) for 30 years and offer equity financing opportunities to enterprises with a strong growth potential. "
target: Palmer Hargreaves (UK) Limited
Palmer Hargreaves is an owner-managed agency group for marketing and communication. Around 180 employees work at four locations in Germany, England, Russia and China. They combine a wide range of services - strategy, content, creative and digital - with deep industry expertise.
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