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closed 4/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Encore Digital Media

synopsis: Next 15 announced that it acquired a majority stake in Encore Digital Media Limited, a successful programmatic advertising technology business based in London. Encore Digital Media is a specialist B2B agency that combines unrivalled industry experience, exclusive publisher relationships and advanced tech capability.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a digital communications group that employs 1,200 people across 50 offices in 18 countries. With 12 subsidiary agencies spanning PR, marketing, digital and public affairs, Next 15 represents many of the world’s biggest international brands. "
target: Encore Digital Media
Encore Digital Media is a specialist B2B agency that combines unrivalled industry experience, exclusive publisher relationships and advanced tech capability to deliver data-driven campaigns within premium online environments.
price ($mm)
$1.05*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
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closed 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gavin Advertising, acquired Holberg Design

synopsis: Gavin, a digitally focused PR and marketing agency, has acquired brand strategy and integrated design services firm Holberg Design. Holberg specializes in brand development...From creating visual branding components, to designing effective B2B and B2C advertising campaigns, to creating powerful, intuitive web experiences.
buyer: Gavin Advertising
Gavin Advertising is a digitally minded public relations and marketing agency devoted to truth in branding and driving action. They serve clients in b2b and b2c industries with expertise in CPG, education, health care and manufacturing/building supply. "
target: Holberg Design
Holberg Design is a complete marketing, advertising and design agency. Holberg specializes in brand development...From creating visual branding components, to designing effective B2B and B2C advertising campaigns, to creating powerful, intuitive web experiences.
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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mungo Creative Group, acquired Splash Digital Media, LLC

synopsis: New York's Mungo Creative Group, Inc. announced its acquisition of San Francisco's Splash Digital Media LLC. Splash Digital Media provides complete production of mobile applications, graphic design, web development, broadcast television commercials, corporate presentations, promotional and consumer sales videos, TV Shows.
buyer: Mungo Creative Group
Mungo Creative Group creates holistic integrated marketing campaigns for clients in the following disciplines: branding, PR, advertising, social strategy, experiential, content creation, website development, video production and graphic design. "
target: Splash Digital Media, LLC
Splash Digital Media provides complete production of mobile applications, graphic design, web development, broadcast television commercials, corporate presentations, promotional and consumer sales videos, TV Shows.
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closed 5/13/2016 via BusinessWire

mcgarrybowen, acquired Arrechedera y Clavero

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of Arrechedera y Claverol (AC), a leading independent full-service advertising agency in Mexico. AC will become part of global award-winning creative agency mcgarrybowen, further expanding the agency’s footprint in key creative hubs around the world.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mcgarrybowen
mcgarrybowen is a global, full-service, integrated marketing communications agency network headquartered in New York, with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, San Antonio, London, Shanghai, São Paulo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris. "
target: Arrechedera y Clavero
Arrechedera Claverol (AC) is an independent full-service advertising leading agency in Mexico, innovating the creation of branded content throughout digital and traditional media. It was founded in 2007 and was one of the first independent agencies in Mexico.
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closed 11/1/2013 via PR Web

Creative Graphics of Prior Lake, acquired B2B Inc.

synopsis: Printing and marketing services firm Creative Graphics of Prior Lake Inc., has acquired the assets of B2B Inc. B2B Inc. is a business-to-business marketing and advertising agency. They provide full-service tactical support to implement a marketing strategy, ranging from website development and SEO to email marketing and social media.
buyer: Creative Graphics of Prior Lake
Creative Graphics provides printing and marketing solutions for companies and organizations. They are a full service commercial printing company that continues to grow by helping other small to medium size businesses communicate with their customers and find new ones. "
target: B2B Inc.
B2B Inc. is a business-to-business marketing and advertising agency. They provide full-service tactical support to implement a marketing strategy, ranging from website development and SEO to email marketing and social media.
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closed 7/16/2013 via Market Wire

Findly, acquired Bernard Hodes Group

synopsis: Findly, the social recruiting market leader and a Symphony Technology Group company, announced that it has acquired Bernard Hodes Group, the talent communications company, from parent agency Omnicom. Bernard Hodes Group offers a full array of innovative strategies and solutions to help companies find, keep, and engage the best possible talent.
buyer: Findly
Findly is the creator and technology leader for On-Demand Talent. They help companies instantly hire the right person at the push of a button through a revolutionary automated talent platform that acquires, manages, screens, and engages only warm candidates. "
target parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
target: Bernard Hodes Group
Headquartered in New York, Bernard Hodes Group offers advertising, employment branding, award-wining creative, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to thousands of clients.
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closed 10/20/2011 via BusinessWire

RFE Investment Partners, acquired GA|PRC Group

synopsis: GA|PRC Group has been acquired by RFE Investment Partners along with its equity partners Caymus Equity Partners and Starboard Capital Partners. GA|PRC Group (comprised of GA, PureRed Creative and GAPRC Interactive) is a leading advertising agency that designs and executes integrated retail marketing programs.
buyer: RFE Investment Partners
RFE Investment Partners is a private equity investment firm focusing on smaller, middle-market service, manufacturing and healthcare-service businesses. Since its founding in 1979, RFE has made investments in more than 120 companies operating in a variety of industries. "
target: GA|PRC Group
GA|PRC Group (comprised of GA, PureRed Creative and GAPRC Interactive) is a leading advertising agency that designs and executes integrated retail marketing programs, including premedia advertising execution, digital creative/design, digital asset management services, and more.
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announced 9/29/2011 via PR Newswire

Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd., will acquire Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Jingwei International Ltd ("Jingwei"), a leading provider of data-mining, interactive marketing and software services in China, announced that its subsidiary has entered into an Agreement to dispose of its legacy media business in Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd. to Mr. George Du, the CEO, President and Chairman of Jingwei.
buyer: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients. "
target parent: Jingwei International Limited
target: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients.
price ($mm)
$0.86
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closed 9/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

McCann Worldgroup, acquired Smart

synopsis: McCann Worldgroup Australia announced the acquisition of Australasian indy marketing agency Smart. The combined operation will make McCann Erickson one of Australia's largest agencies. The new entity assumes the name McCann Erickson Australia.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Worldgroup
McCann Worldgroup delivers marketing solutions that transform brands and grow businesses. The company is comprised of a roster of best-in-class agencies, including McCann Erickson Worldwide; MRM Worldwide; Momentum Worldwide; McCann Healthcare Worldwide; WGEXP; UM; Weber Shandwick and FutureBrand. "
target: Smart
Smart is a advertising agency. Smart provides brand strategy, loyalty marketing and more.
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announced 9/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Piazza Advertising, Inc. will be merged with E+M Advertising Inc.,

synopsis: E+M Advertising, an integrated brand response marketing agency based in New York, has announced that it is merging with Piazza Advertising, a full service advertising agency with capabilities in social commerce, mobile commerce, merchandising advergaming, QR codes and augmented reality.
buyer: E+M Advertising Inc.
As a pioneer in media driven marketing, E+M Advertising brings 30 years of experience to integrated brand response that efficiently utilizes every media dollar to its fullest potential. E+M Advertising employs brand response skill sets across all media, social media, and mobile commerce. "
target: Piazza Advertising, Inc.
Piazza Advertising is a full-service Advertising and Advergaming Agency that develops powerful, strategic branded content for broadcast, interactive, mobile/iPhone and print campaigns.
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announced 8/19/2011 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, will acquire Rockfish Interactive Corporation

synopsis: WPP Digital, the digital arm of WPP, has agreed to acquire Rockfish Interactive Corp., one of the most highly acclaimed and fastest growing digital marketing agencies in the United States. Rockfish is a Digital Innovation Partner for brands such as Walmart, Sam's Club, Cisco, and Tyson Foods.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$20,656.92)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications. "
target: Rockfish Interactive Corporation
Rockfish Interactive is a Digital Innovation Partner for brands such as Walmart, Sam's Club, Cisco, and Tyson Foods. Rockfish provides digital solutions for their clients that are meaningful to their customers and measurable to their business.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 7/25/2011 via PR Newswire

Matomy Media Group, acquired Adperio

synopsis: Matomy Media Group announced the acquisition of Adperio, a leading online digital ad agency based in Denver, Colorado. With more than a decade of experience in online marketing, Adperio provides clients with unmatched expertise in email, social media and performance based marketing, combined with an unrivalled commitment to best practices.
buyer: Matomy Media Group (LSE:MTMY:$68.34)
Matomy Media Group provides a single, convenient gateway to effective digital advertising. It challenges the marketing functional silos status quo and enables advertisers and agencies to manage and optimize performance-based campaign driven by user engagement opportunities. "
target: Adperio
Adperio is an interactive marketing and advertising agency based in Denver. With more than a decade of experience in online marketing, Adperio provides clients with unmatched expertise in email, social media and performance based marketing, combined with an unrivalled commitment to best practices.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired DPZ

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced the acquisition of a majority stake in DPZ, one of Brazil's leading advertising agencies. Founded in 1968, DPZ is one of the largest independent advertising agencies in Brazil with approximately 230 employees. The agency is headquartered in São Paulo, with offices in Rio, Brasilia and Vitoria.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services. "
target: DPZ
Founded in 1968, DPZ is one of the largest independent advertising agencies in Brazil with approximately 230 employees. The agency is headquartered in São Paulo, with offices in Rio, Brasilia and Vitoria. DPZ's key clients include prominent international and local brands such as Coca Cola.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$58
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closed 7/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has taken a majority stake in its longterm affiliate Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett, one of the biggest and most distinguished creative advertising agencies in Switzerland. The agency provides the full range of advertising and communication services. Publicis Groupe previously had a minority (40%) stake in the agency.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services. "
target: Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett
Founded in 2002, Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett is a full-service advertising agency based in Zurich, Switzerland. The agency employs nearly 80 communications professionals and provides the full range of advertising and communication services, including below-the-line and digital services.
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closed 6/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Possible Worldwide, acquired Grïngo

synopsis: Possible Worldwide, a WPP Digital company, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Gringo, one of Brazil’s most innovative digital agencies. The deal expands Possible Worldwide’s global footprint, augmenting its strategic position in emerging markets such as China and India with the ability to execute large scale interactive initiatives.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Possible Worldwide
Possible Worldwide is a global agency that creates meaningful and measurable interactive marketing. The firm serves a broad range of Fortune 1000 clients, including AT&T, Barclay’s, Comcast, Dell, P&G, Nokia, Microsoft, Mazda and Starwood. "
target: Grïngo
Gringo is one of Brazil’s most innovative digital agencies, known for its work creating cutting-edge, brand experiences that bring consumers running (or clicking). The agency serves clients including Coca-Cola, Absolut Vodka, Microsoft and Itaú Unibanco, Brazil's largest bank.
price ($mm)
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$10
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0.0x
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closed 6/1/2011 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, acquired F.biz Ltda.

synopsis: WPP, the world’s largest communications services group, has acquired 70% of F.biz Ltda., the largest independent digital advertising agency in Brazil. The São Paulo based agency was founded in 1999 and has enjoyed annual growth rate of nearly 50% since then. It employs 200 people and services clients such as Unilever.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$20,656.92)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications. "
target: F.biz Ltda.
F.biz Ltda. is the largest independent digital advertising agency in Brazil. The agency employs 200 people and services clients such as Unilever, Campari, Vivo and NetShoes.
price ($mm)
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$19
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announced 4/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Leo Burnett Company, will acquire Tailor Made

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Tailor Made, a Brazilian independent advertising agency established by Paulo Giovanni. The agency will be integrated into Leo Burnett Brazil and chaired by Paulo Giovanni.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Leo Burnett Company
Leo Burnett Worldwide, comprising the Leo Burnett brand agency and marketing partner Arc Worldwide, is one of the world's largest agency networks and a subsidiary of Publicis Groupe, the world's fourth-largest communications company. "
target: Tailor Made
Tailor Made is a Brazilian independent advertising agency established by Paulo Giovanni.
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announced 4/26/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Worldwide, will acquire GP7

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire GP7, a Sao Paulo-based advertising agency focused on emerging social classes as well as travel and tourism. The agency will be renamed Publicis Red Lion (a unit of Publicis Brazil), and will be aligned with Publicis Worldwide.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Worldwide
Publicis Worldwide ranks among the largest global marketing communications companies. The network spans 82 countries with approximately 9,000 employees. Its total offering includes advertising; interactive and digital marketing; CRM and direct marketing. "
target: GP7
GP7 is a Sao Paulo-based advertising agency focused on emerging social classes as well as travel and tourism. It was established in 2004 and employs 40 communications specialists. The agency offers a full range of advertising and communications services.
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closed 3/23/2011 via Market Wire

Saints Capital LLC, acquired Merisel, Inc.

synopsis: Merisel, a leading provider of visual communications and brand imaging solutions to the consumer products, retail, advertising and entertainment industries, has announced that Saints Capital closed its Stock Purchase Agreement with Phoenix Acquisition Company II, L.L.C., an affiliate of Stonington Partners Inc.
buyer: Saints Capital LLC
Saints Capital is a direct secondary acquirer of venture capital and private equity investments in emerging growth companies. It also makes traditional direct venture capital investments on a primary basis and in special situations in technology, healthcare, consumer and industrial companies. "
target parent: Stonington Partners Inc.
target: Merisel, Inc.
Merisel, headquartered in New York, N.Y., is a leading visual communications and brand imaging solutions provider to its clients.
price ($mm)
$15*
rev ($mm)
$72
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.3x
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4.1x
closed 3/3/2011 via PR Newswire

Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw Ltd merged with Digitas Inc.,

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has announced that it has acquired Kitcatt Nohr, a leading, UK-based, integrated agency. Kitcatt Nohr will be merged with Digitas, the top global integrated brand agency, creating a new agency, Kitcatt Nohr Digitas.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Digitas Inc.
Digitas, the top global integrated brand agency, builds active brands for some of the foremost companies in the world. The agency combines media creativity, technology, creativity, and analytics to ignite emotional bonds between people and brands. "
target: Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw Ltd
Kitcatt Nohr is a leading, UK-based, integrated agency. The company employs 68 interactive communication specialists. Four times winner of Agency of the Year, the agency has over 75 Creative and Effectiveness Awards to its name.
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closed 4/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Encore Digital Media

synopsis: Next 15 announced that it acquired a majority stake in Encore Digital Media Limited, a successful programmatic advertising technology business based in London. Encore Digital Media is a specialist B2B agency that combines unrivalled industry experience, exclusive publisher relationships and advanced tech capability.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a digital communications group that employs 1,200 people across 50 offices in 18 countries. With 12 subsidiary agencies spanning PR, marketing, digital and public affairs, Next 15 represents many of the world’s biggest international brands. "
target: Encore Digital Media
Encore Digital Media is a specialist B2B agency that combines unrivalled industry experience, exclusive publisher relationships and advanced tech capability to deliver data-driven campaigns within premium online environments.
price ($mm)
$1.05*
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$1
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1.9x
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Story Worldwide LLC, acquired VonShine Industries

synopsis: Story Worldwide, a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency, has acquired VonShine Industries, a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Story Worldwide LLC
Story Worldwide is a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency. Story uses established storytelling techniques and talent to solve advertising and communication challenges. The agency focuses on creating engaging content that people want to share. "
target: VonShine Industries
VonShine Industries is a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, celebrity endorsement, product placement, and more.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$17
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2.6x
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Market Making

synopsis: Next 15, a communications business in London, has acquired Market Making, Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Market Making builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
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: Market Making
Market Making is Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Their superior patent ad technology, the ATOM, builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Rsquared

synopsis: Archetype, a global communications agency, has acquired San Francisco-based PR firm Rsquared Communication. Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Archetype Agency Limited
Archetype is a global communications agency dedicated to combining deep industry insight with analyst, social media and traditional media reach. They specialize in the branding and digital marketing. They are based in San Francisco, with locations all over the world. "
target: Rsquared
Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies. The agency works with high-growth, venture-backed companies building products that shape the future and impact the day-to-day lives of millions of end users.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Description

Savanta, acquired Wealth-X Custom Research

synopsis: Savanta announced the acquisition of the research division of Wealth-X (formerly Ledbury Research). Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, with their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London. Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target parent: Wealth-X
target: Wealth-X Custom Research
Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, as well as their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients within the wealth management, financial, and luxury industries with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
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: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
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$8.05
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closed 11/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Activate Marketing Services, LLC

synopsis: Activate Marketing Services, a B2B demand generation company, has been sold to Next Fifteen Communications Group, a publicly traded digital media company that offers digital communications, public relations and investor relations services worldwide.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
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: Activate Marketing Services, LLC
Activate Marketing Services provides content-powered demand-generation and marketing services for business technology marketers, based their team's expertise in developing buyer insights, high-performance content and lead-nurture campaigns.
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closed 7/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

VIGA, acquired Thinqonline

synopsis: Data collection specialist, VIGA, part of the Next15 Group, announced the acquisition of New York-based thinqonline, the software and solutions provider, delivering best-in-breed technologies. Thinqonline provides consulting across the project lifecycle to guarantee timely and cost-effective result.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: VIGA
Based in London, VIGA is a data collection agency launched by Next15 and led by former Research Now executive Lewis Reeves. They provide a sophisticated approach, smart tech and a vigorous injection of energy to the data collection world. "
target: Thinqonline
Based in New York, thinqonline is a value-added provider of software, services and solutions for market research agencies and enterprise insight programs.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired Technical Associates Group

synopsis: Publitek has acquired UK headquartered Technical Associates Group (TAG). TAG offers a similar specialist range of technical, B2B, integrated marketing communications services to those of Publitek plus an in-house graphic design capability.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a B2B tech marketing agency working with over 120 clients around the world, many in highly technical markets. They deliver integrated marketing and PR campaigns based on well-crafted strategies, expert creative content, and cost-effective delivery using the best mix of channels. "
target: Technical Associates Group
Founded in 1983 Technical Associates Group (TAG) is a specialist communications agency offering a full spectrum of marketing, creative and public relations services. They are part of a global network with offices in London, Hamburg and Singapore and partner agencies in the US, China and Turkey.
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$2.95
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closed 2/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Brandwidth Group Limited

synopsis: Next 15, a digital communications group in London, has acquired Brandwidth Group Limited, an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Brandwidth Group Limited
Brandwidth is an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges. They offer branding, digital, experiential, and social media marketing services.
price ($mm)
$8.76
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired McBru

synopsis: Publitek has acquired McBru, a similar B2B tech agency based in Portland, Oregon. With immediate effect, McBru becomes Publitek North America and its founder, Kerry McClenahan, takes on the role of President. McBru's services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering. "
target: McBru
McBru (McClenahan Bruer) is a full-service integrated tech B2B marketing agency. Their services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and customer engagement.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Elvis Communications Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, has acquired Elvis Communications Limited, an award-winning integrated creative agency. Elvis's mission is to transform audiences into passionate, knicker-throwing fans. Elvis offers a variety of marketing services, including press ads, direct mail packs, TV commercials, events, social media, and more.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Elvis Communications Limited
Elvis is an award-winning integrated creative agency. They work through every single step in the customer experience - whether it's for a press ad or direct mail pack, a television commercial or an in store activation, a social media post or a real world event. Elvis turns audiences into fans.
price ($mm)
$7.27
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
7.3x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Velocity Partners Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Velocity Partners Limited, a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Velocity Partners Limited
Velocity Partners Limited (“Velocity”) is a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients. Velocity was founded by Doug Kessler and Stan Woods in 2000. Clients include multi-national technology groups, such as Sprint, Xerox and Informatica. Velocity is based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$7.60
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing and PR group Next 15 has continued its expansion spree with the acquisition of tech PR agency Pinnacle. Pinnacle, co-founded by MD Simon Flatt in 1996, is described as a specialist technical content and digital marketing business for the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,350 people across 32 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.
Pinnacle Marketing Communications is a full service technology PR and digital media agency delivering measurable business-to-business and social media campaigns for clients in the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
price ($mm)
$5.87
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Twogether

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Twogether Creative Limited, a B2B creative and digital marketing agency with a focus on technology clients. Twogether clients include multinational technology groups such as Brocade, Intuit, Symantec, Veritas, Lenovo and Zebra Technologies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Twogether
Twogether is a creative B2B marketing agency, with a passion for technology. Working with some of the world’s leading technology brands, including Brocade, Intuit, Lenovo, Microsoft and Zebra Technologies; their aim is to create marketing communications that get attention and achieve results.
price ($mm)
$9.37
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Publitek Limited

synopsis: Global communications firm Next 15 has acquired Publitek, a specialist technical content marketing business. Publitek builds content platforms, creates and optimises content, and manages on and offline communities on behalf of more than 40 companies, including Ericcson, Intel and Sony.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering.
price ($mm)
$8.95
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired ODD London Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen – which employs 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries including at the PR firms Bite, Lexis and The Blueshirt Group – confirmed the acquisition of ODD London, which specialises in consumer-facing communications for fashion and lifestyle brands, with clients including Primark, Dr Martens and Eastpak.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: ODD London Limited
ODD London Limited is an independent creative agency working with some of the world's best-loved fashion and lifestyle brands. They translate ambition into results, through clear insight and strategy, skillfully brought to life.
price ($mm)
$5.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/2/2015 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired IncrediBull World Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc has acquired the entire issued share capital of IncrediBull World Limited, a brand marketing consultancy based in London. IncrediBull was founded in 2000 and employs 21 people, serving clients including SunTrust, NCR and Skype. Its service offering includes strategy, communications, design, film and events.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a digital communications group that employs 1,200 people across 50 offices in 18 countries. With 12 subsidiary agencies spanning PR, marketing, digital and public affairs, Next 15 represents many of the world’s biggest international brands. "
target: IncrediBull World Limited
IncrediBull World Limited is a brand marketing agency based in London. They were founded in 2000 and employ 21 people, serving clients including SunTrust, NCR and Skype. Its service offering includes strategy, communications, design, film and events.
price ($mm)
$2.50
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Encore Digital Media

synopsis: Next 15 announced that it acquired a majority stake in Encore Digital Media Limited, a successful programmatic advertising technology business based in London. Encore Digital Media is a specialist B2B agency that combines unrivalled industry experience, exclusive publisher relationships and advanced tech capability.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a digital communications group that employs 1,200 people across 50 offices in 18 countries. With 12 subsidiary agencies spanning PR, marketing, digital and public affairs, Next 15 represents many of the world’s biggest international brands. "
target: Encore Digital Media
Encore Digital Media is a specialist B2B agency that combines unrivalled industry experience, exclusive publisher relationships and advanced tech capability to deliver data-driven campaigns within premium online environments.
price ($mm)
$1.05*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/22/2020 via PR Web

Vectra Digital, acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Vectra Digital, a high-tech, full-service marketing and intelligent web design agency, has acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc. (iPM), a digital marketing firm and public relations agency. iPM delivers web design, SEO, digital marketing, print marketing, and public relations solutions to small and medium sized businesses across North America.
buyer parent: Ignite Partners
buyer: Vectra Digital
Vectra Digital is a high-tech, full-service marketing and intelligent web design agency. Vectra Digital uses Ada, a proprietary artificial intelligence platform created to launch their clients marketing into explosive growth with digital campaigns that are being continually optimized. "
target: iPartnerMedia, Inc.
iPartnerMedia (iPM) is a creative agency that delivers web design, search engine optimization, digital marketing, print marketing, and public relations solutions to small and medium sized businesses across the United States and Canada.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Actstitude, acquired Brand Artistry

synopsis: Actstitude, a social media agency in Malaysia, has acquired a 55% stake in Brand Artistry, a Singapore-based photo and video production agency that provides creative solutions for brands and businesses. Brand Artistry creates effective and relevant visual media to help their clients reach a larger and desired target audience.
buyer: Actstitude
Actstitude is a social media agency in Malaysia. Actstitude helps their clients get the most out of their social media channels. Their services include brand strategy & design, social media management, integrated campaigns, photography & videography, influencer marketing, and more. "
target: Brand Artistry
Brand Artistry is a Singapore-based photo and video production agency that provides creative solutions for brands and businesses. Brand Artistry creates effective and relevant visual media to help their clients reach a larger and desired target audience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

EMW Digital, acquired Landtroop Strategies

synopsis: Cathy Landtroop, founder and CEO of local media and public relations firm Landtroop Strategies, announced the sale of Landtroop Strategies to EMW Digital, forging one of the largest marketing and advertising agencies in the Lubbock, TX region. Landtroop Strategies is a public strategies firm based in West Texas, but serving clients nationwide.
buyer: EMW Digital
EMW Digital has a vision to be the leading authority in Digital Ecosystem Development by being the best at acquiring leads for their clients through Facebook Advertising, Click Funnel & Landing Page Development, Contact Acquisition, and Email Marketing. "
target: Landtroop Strategies
Landtroop Strategies is a public strategies firm based in West Texas, but serving clients nationwide. Capitalizing on their experience to both create and implement sophisticated strategies, they move clients from vision to realization.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Step Change will be merged with The Zoo Republic,

synopsis: Step Change will merge with The Zoo Republic, an independent marketing agency in Australia. Step Change is a strategy-driven digital and creative agency in Australia. Step Change helps challenger businesses to grow and outsmart their competitors. They offer services for brand, marketing, strategy, creative, digital, UX, content, and more.
buyer: The Zoo Republic
The Zoo Republic is an independent marketing agency in Australia. The Zoo Republic connects people with brands and creates experiences that make a measurable difference. They deliver below the line marketing, shopper marketing, digital and experiential services. "
target: Step Change
Step Change is a strategy-driven digital and creative agency in Australia. Step Change helps challenger businesses to grow and outsmart their competitors. They offer services for brand, marketing, strategy, creative, digital, UX, content, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Ticker Tocker, acquired Eff Creative Group

synopsis: Ticker Tocker, LLC. an award winning social trading platform announced a strategic merger with Eff Creative Group, LLC, a globally renowned agency with vertically integrated services that include design, software development, and marketing. Eff focuses on helping clients bring consumer and digital products to market.
buyer: Ticker Tocker
Ticker Tocker is a social marketplace of verified trading leaders, with real-time trade ideas, automated strategies, predictive analytics, live broadcast channels and more. Ticker Tocker supports institutional and novice traders to quickly find, test, learn, share and execute trades in stocks. "
target: Eff Creative Group
Eff Creative Group, LLC is an award-winning company headquartered in Times Square, New York. A team of experienced creative innovators, Eff strategically designs, develops, and markets groundbreaking digital and consumer products launching campaigns for businesses with bespoke market solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2020 via PR Newswire

Fruition, LLC, acquired Wandrblu

synopsis: Fruition, one of Denver's top digital marketing agencies, has acquired Wandrblu Digital, a social media marketing and creative agency. Wandrblu specializes in planning and implementing effective social media strategies across platforms as well as creating custom photography, videography, and animation for their clients.
buyer: Fruition, LLC
Fruition is a Denver-based full service digital marketing agency. Specializing in SEO, website design, development, and hosting, Fruition builds, grows, and protects businesses by increasing their online presence while reducing risks. "
target: Wandrblu
Wandrblu is a social media marketing and creative agency. Wandrblu specializes in planning and implementing effective social media strategies across platforms as well as creating custom photography, videography, and animation for their clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

CG Life, acquired The Market Element LLC

synopsis: CG Life, an integrated marketing and communications agency focused on life science and healthcare, has acquired The Market Element, a digital marketing agency located in Colorado. The Market Element specializes in digital and inbound marketing strategies, including content marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and PPC (Pay Per Click).
buyer: CG Life
CG Life is an integrated marketing communications agency focused on life science and healthcare. They work with biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, and tools/instrumentation companies of all sizes around the globe. CG Life builds brands and generates growth. "
target: The Market Element LLC
Based in Colorado, The Market Element specializes in digital and inbound marketing strategies, including content marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), PPC (Pay Per Click), with an emphasis on marketing automation. The Market Element is focused on the science and technology industries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Brodeur Partners, acquired TechTHiNQ

synopsis: Brodeur Partners, a global strategic communications company, announced that it has acquired TechTHiNQ, a marketing and public relations agency headquartered in Phoenix. The combined entity will offer clients the resources of a leading integrated agency with specialized talent and capabilities in technology, aerospace and health care.
buyer: Brodeur Partners
Brodeur Partners is a strategic communications company that helps organizations become and remain relevant in a complicated world. Headquartered in Boston, the company has five U.S. offices and operates in 33 countries globally. "
target: TechTHiNQ
TechTHiNQ was founded in 2010 by principal Linda Capcara and quickly established itself as a content marketing and public relations agency for technology leaders. TechTHiNQ has brought its "Tech IQ" to InfoTech, HealthTech and CleanTech companies by blending social media with content marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Marketing Network Limited, acquired Valda Boardman Public Relations Limited

synopsis: Marketing Network Group has acquired a majority stake in Valda Boardman PR (VBPR), the public relations consultancy headed by Valda Boardman. Valda Boardman founded VBPR in 2005, to provide consumer and corporate PR services to Irish businesses, International brands, and government agencies, with an emphasis on food, drink and lifestyle brands.
buyer: Marketing Network Limited
Marketing Network is an independent full-service agency. They build relationships with clients that last. Their philosophy of ‘True integration’ delivers top-class strategic thinking and creative execution to some of the most successful brands in Ireland. "
target: Valda Boardman Public Relations Limited
Valda Boardman PR (VBPR) is the public relations consultancy headed by Valda Boardman. Valda Boardman founded VBPR in 2005, to provide consumer and corporate PR services to Irish businesses, International brands, and government agencies, with an emphasis on food, drink and lifestyle brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mediaworks Online Marketing, acquired Mediaworks Online Marketing

synopsis: Managing Director Brett Jacobson and the senior team of Mediaworks have bought out Co-Founder and Chairman Chris Thompson in a management buyout. Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK.
buyer: Mediaworks Online Marketing
The management buyout was led by Managing Director Brett Jacobson and the senior team of Mediaworks. Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. "
target: Mediaworks Online Marketing
Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. They specialize in organic search engine optimization that drives leads, sales and brand visibility for their clients, but they are also experts in pay-per-click, online reputation management and content marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, will acquire Dept Agency

synopsis: Global investment firm The Carlyle Group announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Dept, a leading independent digital agency based in Amsterdam.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$3,068.40)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Forward PMX, acquired The Search Agency

synopsis: ForwardPMX, a global brand performance marketing agency, has acquired The Search Agency, a digital marketing firm that uses data and technology to drive results for businesses. This strategic move bolsters the combined team's position as the agency of choice for enterprise businesses requiring world-class, full-funnel marketing services.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Forward PMX
ForwardPMX is a global brand performance agency designed to help brands find the changes that deliver meaningful growth to their businesses. ForwardPMX brings a unified global vision with local depth and expertise across a comprehensive set of data, technology, and performance solutions. "
target: The Search Agency
The Search Agency is a performance marketing agency that uses data & technology, world-class service, and a strategic framework to drive results for businesses. Their services include Paid Search, SEO, Landing Page Optimization, Display Media, Social Media, and Comparison-Shopping Management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Builtvisible Ltd, acquired Builtvisible Ltd

synopsis: Geoff Griffiths, Builtvisible's managing director, has acquired the company from Richard Baxter, the founder of Builtvisible. Builtvisible is an organic digital marketing agency in the UK. Builtvisible offers services for SEO, digital PR, content, analytics, training, and technical consultancy.
buyer: Builtvisible Ltd
Builtvisible is an organic digital marketing agency in the UK. Builtvisible delivers measurable impact on the organic digital performance of brands in highly competitive verticals. Their services include SEO, digital PR, content, analytics, training, and technical consultancy. "
target: Builtvisible Ltd
Builtvisible is an organic digital marketing agency in the UK. Builtvisible delivers measurable impact on the organic digital performance of brands in highly competitive verticals. Their services include SEO, digital PR, content, analytics, training, and technical consultancy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

TOH PR merged with PRCO Group,

synopsis: PRCO, one of the world’s largest privately-owned communications firm, announced that TOH has joined the Group. TOH PR is an award-winning consumer communications agency based in Dubai that operates across the Middle East. They specialize in Public relations, Media relations, Social media, Digital marketing, and Communication.
buyer: PRCO Group
Headquartered in the UK, PRCO Group is a global communications group and one of the world's largest privately-owned communications firms specializing in the travel, real estate and luxury lifestyle sectors, with eight offices worldwide. "
target: TOH PR
TOH PR is an award-winning consumer communications agency based in Dubai that operates across the Middle East. They specialize in Public relations, Media relations, Social media, Digital marketing, and Communication.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

DPS les indés, acquired Les Poupées Russes, SAS

synopsis: DPS Les Indes has acquired the agency Les Poupées Russes. Founded in 2008 by Delphine Coutable, who was then joined by Arnaud Levy and Pierre-André Boissinot, Les Poupées Russes is an agency specializing in creation and communication consulting with digital focus.
buyer: DPS les indés
DPS les indés is one of the leading independent French consulting agencies specializing in Communications, Advertising, Digital and CRM. They were founded in 1977 and are based in Paris, France. "
target: Les Poupées Russes, SAS
Founded in 2008 by Delphine Coutable, and based in Paris, Les Poupées Russes is an agency specializing in creation and communication consulting with digital focus.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medium Rare, acquired Storyation

synopsis: Medium Rare, an Australian content agency, has acquired Storyation, a content strategy and creation agency in Australia. Storyation provides insightful strategy, powerful content and best-in-class technology to help brands win an audience’s attention.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Medium Rare
Medium Rare is an Australian content agency. Medium Rare connects brands to customers through the creation and distribution of relevant, credible and targeted content across all channels. The agency produces branded magazines with specially curated content for their clients. "
target: Storyation
Storyation is a content strategy and creation agency in Australia. Storyation provides insightful strategy, powerful content and best-in-class technology to help brands win an audience’s attention. Their content specialists produces stories that are audience-centric and aligned to the brand purpose.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Gate One Ltd

synopsis: France-based Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired Gate One, one of the UK’s leading independent digital and business transformation consultancies. The acquisition adds significant new capabilities and reach to Havas’ UK operation and strengthens its international presence.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Gate One Ltd
UK-based Gate One is a digital and business transformation consultancy. It designs and delivers complex transformations for some of the world’s most interesting, innovative, and influential organisations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Endava, acquired Exozet Berlin GmbH

synopsis: UK-based Endava has acquired Exozet GmbH, a German digital agency delivering digital transformation from ideation to production using Agile development. Exozet’s service offering includes digital strategy, web applications, innovative software solutions applied to video content management, virtual & augmented reality, gaming technology, and more.
buyer: Endava (NYSE:DAVA:$399.15)
UK-based Endava is a leading technology services provider and helps accelerate disruption by delivering rapid evolution to enterprises. Endava helps clients become digital, experience-driven businesses by assisting them with the development and deployment of products, platforms, and solutions. "
target parent: German Startups Group
target: Exozet Berlin GmbH
Exozet is one of Germany’s leading agencies for digital transformation, from ideation to production using Agile development. Exozet realizes user-centric products, from websites, platforms, and video solutions to mobile apps and mixed reality applications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Story Worldwide LLC, acquired VonShine Industries

synopsis: Story Worldwide, a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency, has acquired VonShine Industries, a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Story Worldwide LLC
Story Worldwide is a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency. Story uses established storytelling techniques and talent to solve advertising and communication challenges. The agency focuses on creating engaging content that people want to share. "
target: VonShine Industries
VonShine Industries is a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, celebrity endorsement, product placement, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired ABN Impact

synopsis: InSites Consulting, one of the world’s most innovative insight agencies, announced its acquisition of Asian online insight community innovator ABN Impact. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
buyer: InSites Consulting
InSites Consulting is a next generation insights agency stretching the boundaries of marketing research since 1997. InSites Consulting is a pioneer in empowering brands to take better and faster decisions with consumer insights at the core. "
target: ABN Impact
ABN Impact is an online insight community innovator. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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Ticker: OTCPK:INND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InnerScope Advertising Agency, Inc.
InnerScope Advertising Agency, Inc.
InnerScope Advertising Agency, Inc. was initially formed to monetize the experience of their founders in generating traffic through the front doors of hearing aid dispensing practices by providing advertising and marketing and design services that are unique to the industry.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.56
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: TTGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc. is an online IT media related firm. It runs various online review sites, such as TechnologyGuide.com and ComputerWeekly.com, as well as enterprise IT sites with the "Search" prefix, including SearchStorage.com.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$105.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.41
EBIT ($mm)
$10.67
Net Income ($mm)
$4.69
Employees
647
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Ticker: WSE:INW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inwestycje.pl
Inwestycje.pl
Inwestycje.pl SA, based in Poalnd, operates several financial websites including inwestycje.pl, waluty.com.pl, kantory.pl, fundusze24.pl.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$2.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.08
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JP:4751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc. engages in Internet media and Internet advertising businesses. It also involves in the investment development business. They are currently expanding their business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$13,432.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$609.82
EBIT ($mm)
$477.87
Net Income ($mm)
$366.24
Employees
21469
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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: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,124.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$221.21
EBIT ($mm)
$184.48
Net Income ($mm)
$115.55
Employees
17987
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: JASDAQ:213
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iREP Co., Ltd.
IREP Co., Ltd. provides marketing services in Japan. It operates in two segments, Internet Marketing and Senior Marketing. The Internet Marketing segment engages in the sales agency business of listing advertisements in Japan for Yahoo Japan Corporation and Google, Inc.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$505.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$8.91
Net Income ($mm)
$5.31
Employees
352
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker: DGIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform. DG connects over 11,000 global advertisers and agencies with their targeted audiences through an expansive network of over 6,000 television broadcast stations and over 11,500 web publishers in 75 countries.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$385.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.07
EBIT ($mm)
$52.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$335.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$49.03
EBIT ($mm)
$33.01
Net Income ($mm)
$17.13
Employees
1979
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Ticker: ASX:SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat is a leading Australian marketing services business. They partner with their clients to help them with the constant pressure of acquiring and servicing their customers, week-in, week-out. With media, digital and customer service capabilities, Salmat has the right solutions for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$333.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
3000
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: LSE:HNT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huntsworth PLC
Huntsworth PLC
Huntsworth plc is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal area of focus is Health, which provides marketing and medical communications services to healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$285.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.65
EBIT ($mm)
$39.08
Net Income ($mm)
$26.99
Employees
1903
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Ticker: PUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch is a communications consultant group, and the French leader in public relations, event, digital and social web, in France and around the globe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$183.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.24
EBIT ($mm)
$2.13
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
462
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