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closed 11/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Upshot Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of Upshot, an industry-leading, consumer marketing agency based in Chicago. The addition of Upshot to Advantage Solutions will create a comprehensive end-to-end brand marketing capability that enables clients to optimize brand activation and the journey to purchase.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: Upshot Inc.
Upshot is the Seamless Marketing Agency. Founded in 1994, the Chicago-based agency has 170 employees. Upshot specializes in shopper marketing, brand initiatives and total brand engagement that seamlessly flow through digital, social, mobile and in-store environments.
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closed 5/1/2020 via Company Press Release

Dee Set Logistics, acquired Tactical Solutions UK Ltd.

synopsis: Dee Set, a UK-based retail services provider, has acquired Tactical Solutions, a leading UK Field Marketing agency passionate about delivering retail execution excellence in supermarkets, convenience stores and discounters. Tactical Solutions uses a mix of technology, live data, and old-fashioned shop floor relationships to sell more products.
buyer: Dee Set Logistics
Dee Set is a UK-based retail services provider. Dee Set support Retailers and Brands to drive growth, market share and ROI, ultimately to achieve excellence at the point of purchase. They provide services for Distribution, Fulfilment, Merchandising, Manufacturing, Field Marketing, Print, and more. "
target: Tactical Solutions UK Ltd.
Tactical Solutions is a leading UK Field Marketing agency passionate about delivering retail execution excellence in supermarkets, convenience stores and discounters. Tactical Solutions uses a mix of technology, live data, and old-fashioned shop floor relationships to sell more products.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Concept Communication Ltd., acquired Lastmile Solutions

synopsis: Concept Communication, India's largest independent integrated communications agency, has acquired a majority stake in Lastmile Solutions (LMS), a leading retail and Below The Line (BTL) advertising agency in India. LMS is a one stop shop for retail store roll out, visibility, signage, branding and promotion solutions.
buyer: Concept Communication Ltd.
Concept is an integrated communications agency in India. Concept provides ‘unified messaging’ across Strategy, Research, Advertising, Design, PR, Digital, Media, OOH, Events, Activation, Retail Experience, and more. The company has delivered effective communication solutions to over 1,500 companies."
target: Lastmile Solutions
Lastmile Solutions (LMS) is a leading retail and Below The Line (BTL) advertising agency in India. LMS is a one stop shop for retail store roll out, visibility, signage, branding and promotion solutions. LMS helps stores to increase customer conversion and improve their sales.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

DKSH Holding Ltd., will acquire Crossmark Australia and New Zealand

synopsis: DKSH has signed an agreement to acquire the field marketing provider Crossmark in Australia and New Zealand. Crossmark is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
buyer: DKSH Holding Ltd. (SWX:DKSH:$11,600.35)
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Crossmark Australia and New Zealand
CROSSMARK is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
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closed 11/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Altavia, acquired ODG

synopsis: Altavia, the leading independent international group specializing in commercial communication for the retail sector, has acquired ODG, a retail consultancy and design agency based in Dubai. ODG offers a complete range of services for the retail industry, from intelligence, branding, design and digital solutions to project management.
buyer: Altavia
Altavia is the leading independent international group specializing in commercial communication for the retail sector. They provide a multi-channel approach to their clients’ commercial communication needs, enabling them to offer bespoke solutions at every stage in the value chain. "
target: ODG
ODG is a retail consultancy and design agency based in Dubai. ODG offers a complete range of services for the retail industry, from intelligence, branding, design and digital solutions to project management. ODG creates memorable stories that enrich journeys and drive performances.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Powerplay Retail, acquired DealRise Retail

synopsis: Powerplay Retail, a company that connects the right brands with the right retailers, has acquired DealRise Retail, a company that provides brands with expertise across Seller Central and Vendor Central to deliver the best product and experience directly to customers.
buyer: Powerplay Retail
Powerplay Retail connects the right brands with the right retailers. Flexible Service Offerings, speed to market, and hard work enable them to respond and evolve brands navigating modern retail environments in-store and online. "
target: DealRise Retail
DealRise Retail provides brands with expertise across Seller Central and Vendor Central to deliver the best product and experience directly to customers. In-store retailers and brands benefit from DealRise Retail's services by enforcing MAP while cleansing and managing consistent online channels.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bohnacker Store Solutions, acquired Wanda Creative

synopsis: Bohnacker Store Solutions, a shop fit-out and retail design consultancy that offers services worldwide, has acquired London-based Wanda Creative, a company that delivers commercially successful retail and travel retail environments. Wanda Creative is renowned for being inquisitive, using their imagination, precision, control and realization.
buyer: Bohnacker Store Solutions
Headquartered in Blaubeuren, Germany, Bohnacker Store Solutions is a shop fit-out and retail design consultancy that offers services worldwide. Bohnacker Store Solutions offers everything under one roof; analysis, consultancy and planning, production, logistics and installations. "
target: Wanda Creative
Based in London, Wanda Creative has over 30 years’ experience delivering commercially successful retail and travel retail environments. Wanda Creative is renowned for being inquisitive, using their imagination, precision, control and realization.
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closed 7/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired Rapid Displays, Inc.

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, has acquired Rapid Displays, Inc., a leading provider of point-of-purchase displays and related services. Rapid provides a comprehensive solution for custom point-of-purchase displays, including creative design, engineering, prototyping, production, and logistics.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm with $355 million of equity capital under management, focusing on making control and structured equity investments in lower middle market companies headquartered in the United States and Canada. "
target: Rapid Displays, Inc.
Rapid Displays offers custom retail displays, store fixtures, kiosk merchandising, and more for an end-to-end visual merchandising solution. One integrated team of retail experts, designers, advisors, and project managers results in a tailored and seamless experience for each customer.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Elaghmore, acquired sfd

synopsis: Elaghmore, a private equity firm focused on small to mid-cap industrial companies headquartered in the UK, has acquired SFD, a company that collaborates with exclusive global brands and retailers, helping them to realize their unique visions to create the ultimate customer experience.
buyer: Elaghmore
Elaghmore is a private equity firm focused on small to mid-cap industrial companies headquartered in the UK. They are based in Royal Leamington Spa. "
target: sfd
SFD collaborates with exclusive global brands and retailers, helping them to realize their unique visions to create the ultimate customer experience. The SFD offering includes a suite of display solutions for in-store and front of store.
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closed 5/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Strikeforce AMC Pty Ltd, acquired Blueprint Group

synopsis: Strikeforce AMC Pty Ltd, a leading outsourced sales and merchandising, brand activation and shopper marketing solutions provider, has completed the acquisition of The Blueprint Group, the sales/field marketing group which includes brands such as Powerforce, CCS, AusRep and Extravert.
buyer: Strikeforce AMC Pty Ltd
Strikeforce AMC is a privately owned, highly awarded and leading outsourced sales and merchandising, brand activation and shopper marketing solutions provider operating across Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Blueprint Group
Blueprint Group is a sales and field marketing group which includes brands such as Powerforce, CCS, AusRep and Extravert. Their mission is to unlock value for their clients through their integrated range of big data, sales, and marketing solutions.
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closed 1/30/2019 via Company Press Release

LG&P LLC, acquired Synergy Events

synopsis: LG&P, a brand and retail marketing agency, has acquired Synergy Events, a provider of integrated retail and experiential solutions. Synergy delivers powerful moments that uniquely express a brand’s promise. The company has developed and executed over 10,000 experiences in more than 200 markets.
buyer: LG&P LLC
LG&P is a brand and retail marketing agency that works with major retailers and brand manufacturers. Their services range from shopper research to design and manufacturing execution. LG&P develops programs that help their clients drive sales and maximize ROI. "
target: Synergy Events
Synergy is a provider of integrated retail and experiential solutions. Synergy delivers powerful moments that uniquely express a brand’s promise, while engaging with their target consumers in the right place. The company has developed and executed over 10,000 experiences in more than 200 markets.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Altavia, acquired Fil Rouge

synopsis: Altavia, an international communications group dedicated to retail, has acquired a majority stake in Fil Rouge from Initiative & Finance, a French private equity firm. Fil Rouge is a field marketing agency in France that offers marketing services at places of sale and merchandising such as pharmacies, convenience stores, and banking agencies.
buyer: Altavia
Altavia is the leading independent international group specialising in commercial communication for the retail sector. They provide a multi-channel approach to their clients’ commercial communication needs, enabling them to offer bespoke solutions at every stage in the value chain. "
target parent: Initiative & Finance
target: Fil Rouge
Founded in 2000, Fil Rouge is a leading field marketing agency in France. The company offers marketing services at places of sale and merchandising such as pharmacies, convenience stores, optics stores, and banking agencies.
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announced 9/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Array Marketing Group, will acquire Willson & Brown

synopsis: Array, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom merchandising systems and point-of-purchase displays, is to acquire Willson & Brown, a leading Pan-European point of sale business with an impressive track record of designing, creating, installing and supporting point of sale programs.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Array Marketing Group
Array is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of custom merchandising systems and point-of-purchase displays for the world's leading retailers and consumer products manufacturers. "
target: Willson & Brown
Willson & Brown is a leading Pan-European point of sale business with an impressive track record of designing, creating, installing and supporting point of sale programs in the cosmetics, beverage, fast-moving consumer goods and consumer electronics sectors. They are based in Warsaw, Poland.
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closed 7/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Southfield Capital Advisors, acquired Match Marketing Group

synopsis: Southfield Capital has acquired Match Marketing Group from Beringer Capital. Beringer has partnered with Match since the firm’s inception in 2012. Match provides a suite of end-to-end marketing services focused on driving consumer demand and sales conversion.
buyer: Southfield Capital Advisors
Southfield Capital is a private equity firm that invests in high-growth, lower middle market companies in the outsourced business services sector. The firm targets companies with $4 - 12 million in EBITDA and partners with management to scale the businesses. "
target parent: Beringer Capital
target: Match Marketing Group
Match provides a suite of end-to-end marketing services focused on driving consumer demand and sales conversion. The Company’s offerings include strategy, insights and data analytics, social and digital media, shopper marketing, experiential marketing, merchandising and retail solutions.
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closed 7/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Nearbuy Group, acquired NexusEngage Ltd

synopsis: Nearbuy Group, a leading retail and Ad tech company, born and headquartered in Dubai, is now the majority shareholder in NexusEngage Ltd, a UK-based company which turns empty retail space into an experience that enhances the customers' shopping journey and drives footfall into targeted retailers in order to generate sales revenue.
buyer: Nearbuy Group
Nearbuy Group is a multi-awarded digital company which offers innovative technology that blends and interacts with audiences on an elevated level. Nearbuy Group's unique Phygital (physical and digital) technologies include Wayfinder, Holograms, Robotics, Interactive Applications, & Digital Signage. "
target: NexusEngage Ltd
Nexus Engage specializes in joining Brands, Space & Retailers together to turn empty retail space into an experience that enhances the customer shopping journey. As experts in experiential marketing, they create bespoke solutions that drive the Consumer to interact with & buy from partner retailers.
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closed 4/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Econocom, acquired AltaBox

synopsis: Econocom, a company that designs, finances, and oversees companies' digital transformations, has acquired a majority stake (60%) in Altabox, a leading company in the development and implementation of solutions to provide multichannel and multisensory shopping experiences.
buyer: Econocom (ENXTBR:ECONB:$3,626.96)
Based in France, Econocom designs, finances and oversees companies’ digital transformations. Econocom works with large-scale digital projects: consulting, sourcing and technology management, financing digital assets, infrastructure, application and business solution services, and project financing. "
target: AltaBox
Based in Spain, Altabox is a leading company in the development and implementation of solutions to provide multichannel and multisensory shopping experiences. They use a new marketing approach so companies focus on satisfying new consumers based on an integrated multi-channel marketing strategy.
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closed 8/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

FCB/RED, acquired Chute Gerdeman

synopsis: FCB/RED, FCB Chicago’s retail and shopper marketing division, has acquired Chute Gerdeman, a strategic brand and design firm. Chute Gerdeman creates experiences that connect people to brands and deliver true business transformation. With nuanced strategy, dramatic design, and vivid communication, they articulate brand and incite customer purchases.
buyer parent: FCB Group
buyer: FCB/RED
FCB/RED is an award-winning shopper-first brand agency that specializes in driving behavior change at every point of persuasion. FCB/RED brings clients speed-to-market and a competitive advantage in understanding omnichannel retailers, shoppers and consumers. "
target: Chute Gerdeman
Chute Gerdeman is a strategic brand and design firm. They create experiences that connect people to brands and deliver true business transformation. With nuanced strategy, dramatic design, vivid communication and precise execution, they articulate brand and incite customer purchases.
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announced 7/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Advantage Smollan Limited, will acquire Hamilton Bright

synopsis: Advantage Smollan, the joint holding company between Advantage Solutions (Advantage) and Global Smollan Holdings (Smollan), announced its pending acquisition of Hamilton Bright Group B.V., a specialist in sales, brand activation and market intelligence in the Netherlands and Belgium.
buyer: Advantage Smollan Limited
Founded in 2015, Advantage Smollan is the joint holding company between Advantage Solutions (Advantage) and Global Smollan Holdings (Smollan) that provides unified sales, marketing, and technology solutions for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers across Europe. "
target: Hamilton Bright
Hamilton Bright is a shopper sales & marketing specialist, building and strengthening brands on the shop floor for some of the biggest brands in consumer electronics, the food industry, DIY, out of home and personal & healthcare.
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closed 5/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Altavia, acquired Sumis Company B.V.

synopsis: Altavia Group, a renowned, independent international network of marketing communication agencies, has acquired Sumis Company, a market leader in the field of in & around store marketing services in the Benelux. Sumis is an expert in managing design, production, buying and distribution of marketing and communication materials across all channels.
buyer: Altavia
Altavia is the leading independent international group specialising in commercial communication for the retail sector. They provide a multi-channel approach to their clients’ commercial communication needs, enabling them to offer bespoke solutions at every stage in the value chain. "
target parent: DHG Investments
target: Sumis Company B.V.
Sumis Company is a full-service marketing organisation offering end-to-end solutions with a focus on in & around store communication. Sumis is an expert in managing design, production, buying and distribution of all marketing and communication materials across all channels.
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closed 4/26/2017 via Company Press Release

PinPointer Limited, acquired Maynineteen

synopsis: PinPointer, the UK’s leading places consultancy, has further strengthened its offering with the acquisition of experiential and live communications agency, Maynineteen. Mayninteen is a creative retail events company who concept, plan, produce and deliver live experiential on-mall activities for the UK's top retail and leisure destinations.
buyer: PinPointer Limited
PinPointer is the UK's largest "places consultancy" bringing together brands, place managers and creative agencies to deliver new opportunites to the high street. PinPointer puts brands in the very best place they can be to attract the customers they want. "
target: Maynineteen
Mayninteen is a creative retail events company who concept, plan, produce and deliver live experiential on-mall activities for the UK's top retail and leisure destinations. Their dedicated team of planners, producers, and creatives offer industry leading concept and design creativity.
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closed 11/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Upshot Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of Upshot, an industry-leading, consumer marketing agency based in Chicago. The addition of Upshot to Advantage Solutions will create a comprehensive end-to-end brand marketing capability that enables clients to optimize brand activation and the journey to purchase.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: Upshot Inc.
Upshot is the Seamless Marketing Agency. Founded in 1994, the Chicago-based agency has 170 employees. Upshot specializes in shopper marketing, brand initiatives and total brand engagement that seamlessly flow through digital, social, mobile and in-store environments.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Quantum Networks, LLC

synopsis: Advantage Solutions, a provider of customizable and technology-enabled business solutions, has acquired Quantum Networks, an e-commerce retailer and agency representing over 100 brands on seven global online marketplaces. Quantum joins Advantage Digital Technology, a division Advantage that helps clients find and optimize omnichannel opportunities.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Advantage Solutions is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Advantage’s customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions are designed to drive consumer demand, increase sales, and achieve operating efficiencies. "
target: Quantum Networks, LLC
Quantum Networks is an e-commerce retailer and agency representing over 100 brands on the largest online marketplaces. The company is a leading Amazon third-party seller across a wide range of categories, providing brand management and brand identity services.
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closed 1/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Brand Connections, LLC, acquired Bump Club & Beyond

synopsis: Chicago-based Bump Club and Beyond (BCB), a top resource for parents across the country, has been acquired by Brand Connections, an Advantage Solutions company, out of Orange County, California. BCB connects parents with the best products, resources, information and each other both online and through dozens of premier events nationwide.
buyer parent: Advantage Solutions
buyer: Brand Connections, LLC
Brand Connections is a media and marketing agency that creates integrated marketing campaigns to enhance brand awareness, influence consumers on their path-to-purchase, and increase sales. Their services include experiential marketing, product sampling, digital marketing, in-flight media, and more. "
target: Bump Club & Beyond
Founded in 2010, Bump Club and Beyond connects parents and parents-to-be with the best products, resources, information and each other both online and through dozens of premier events nationwide.
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closed 9/10/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Jun Group

synopsis: Advantage Solutions has announced its acquisition of Jun Group, an industry-leading mobile video advertising company. Jun Group’s mobile technology reaches consumers where they increasingly spend their time: in mobile applications. The company creates custom audience segments from opt-in poll questions.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Advantage is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Their customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, business intelligence, and a suite of marketing services. "
target: Jun Group
Jun Group is an industry-leading mobile video advertising company. Jun Group’s mobile technology reaches consumers where they increasingly spend their time: in mobile applications. The company creates custom audience segments from opt-in poll questions.
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closed 8/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Beekeeper Marketing

synopsis: Advantage Solutions, a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution, announced it has acquired Beekeeper Marketing, a national sales agency focused on the e-commerce. Beekeeper represents consumer packaged goods companies in the online channel, helping them reach their sale potential.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Advantage is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Their customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, business intelligence, and a suite of marketing services. "
target: Beekeeper Marketing
Beekeeper represents over 100 natural/organic/specialty consumer packaged goods companies in the online channel, helping them reach their sales potential on Amazon by developing and executing sales, marketing, and supply chain strategies.
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announced 11/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Daymon Worldwide, Inc. will be merged with Advantage Solutions,

synopsis: Advantage Solutions and Daymon Worldwide are merging, resulting in the most comprehensive suite of brand-centric and retailer-centric services. Daymon is a global leader in building successful brands and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing. Advantage provides customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Advantage is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Their customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, business intelligence, and a suite of marketing services. "
target: Daymon Worldwide, Inc.
Daymon provides global retail strategies and services that make the cash register ring. The company is a global leader in building successful brands, and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired IX-One

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., the leading provider of verified and standardized product data and images. The Data Council’s IX-ONE platform is the Specialty, Natural and Organic Industry’s solution for product information.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: IX-One
IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., provides verified and standardized product information and images for retailers, brokers, and distributors. It offers weight, dimensions, and label data; supply chain and logistic data; marketing and planogram images; and product claims and certifications.
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closed 8/9/2017 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Brand Connections, LLC

synopsis: Advantage Solutions, a leading provider of sales and marketing solutions, has acquired Brand Connections from Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a private equity firm. Brand Connections is a media and marketing agency that creates integrated marketing campaigns to enhance brand awareness, influence consumers on their path-to-purchase, and increase sales.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Brand Connections, LLC
Brand Connections is a media and marketing agency that creates integrated marketing campaigns to enhance brand awareness, influence consumers on their path-to-purchase, and increase sales. Their services include experiential marketing, product sampling, digital marketing, in-flight media, and more.
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closed 11/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Upshot Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of Upshot, an industry-leading, consumer marketing agency based in Chicago. The addition of Upshot to Advantage Solutions will create a comprehensive end-to-end brand marketing capability that enables clients to optimize brand activation and the journey to purchase.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: Upshot Inc.
Upshot is the Seamless Marketing Agency. Founded in 1994, the Chicago-based agency has 170 employees. Upshot specializes in shopper marketing, brand initiatives and total brand engagement that seamlessly flow through digital, social, mobile and in-store environments.
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closed 6/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Sage Tree

synopsis: Advantage Solutions (Advantage) announced its acquisition of Sage Tree, LLC, a national sales agency focused on the eCommerce channel. Sage Tree is a strategic consultant for the online channel with three primary segments. The company’s sales teams drive distribution and execute marketing plans at online retailers to deliver growth.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Advantage Solutions (Advantage) is a premier sales and marketing solutions company committed to building brand value for our clients and customers. Advantage’s customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, and marketing services. "
target: Sage Tree
Sage Tree is uniquely qualified to help manufacturers think and act differently to turn marketplace realities into measurable sales growth. They integrate all aspects of the eCommerce channel to support the growth of their clients brands.
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closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC has acquired Marlin Network Inc., which operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. Marlin Network has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns.
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency committed to building brand value for its clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. It has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns that drive sales, build brand awareness and foster brand engagement for leading brands.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired Atlas Technology Group

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing has acquired Atlas Technology Group, which provides brands with tools to enhance product sales in store. Atlas integrates with retailers’ internal platforms and data sources to empower CPGs with a thorough view of product performance and leverages this information for optimized in-store merchandising and space planning.
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency committed to building brand value for its clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: Atlas Technology Group
ATLAS provides business intelligence applications and services that assist Consumer Packaged Goods companies in managing their retail customers. ATLAS connects data sources in one location with customized solutions and empowers their clients to leverage their data into a competitive advantage.
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announced 6/16/2014 via BusinessWire

CVC Capital Partners, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Advantage Sales and Marketing

synopsis: Apax Partners announced that they have agreed to sell their majority ownership stake in Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC, North America’s provider of outsourced sales and marketing services to manufacturers of consumer goods and retailers, to affiliates of the private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and funds advised by CVC Capital Partners.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is one of the nation’s preeminent private equity firms with over $15 billion of private equity capital raised since inception. CVC Capital Partners is one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency, committed to building brand value for its more than 1,200 clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services.
price ($mm)
$4,200
rev ($mm)
$1,600
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired StoreBoard Media, LLC

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) announced the acquisition of StoreBoard Media LLC, a business focused on advertising placement on security pedestals located at the entrances and exits in major retailers.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency, committed to building brand value for its more than 1,200 clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target parent: Lead Lap Enterprises, LLC
target: StoreBoard Media, LLC
StoreBoard Media is a leading retail media company and owner of North America’s largest indoor billboard network. It secures first impressions that last throughout the shopping experience in over 13,700 chain stores nationwide reaching 1.2 billion consumer impressions per four weeks.
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closed 1/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired FreshSpace Media

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC announced the acquisition of BoxTop Media, LLC dba FreshSpace. FreshSpace is an innovative ad company delivering media impressions and promotions by leveraging packaging space on perishable products.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency, committed to building brand value for its more than 1,200 clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: FreshSpace Media
FreshSpace Media (formerly BoxTop Media) executes advertising and promotional campaigns that deliver media impressions on high penetration, high velocity, perimeter items. Their networks allow clients to deliver impressions to shoppers In-Store, In-Home and On-Line.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/17/2010 via Capital IQ

Apax Partners, acquired Advantage Sales and Marketing

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners, one of the world's leading private equity investment groups, announced they have acquired a majority interest in Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC, North America's premier sales and marketing agency, from J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. and BAML Capital Partners.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Asia and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the advice and management of Apax Partners globally total around $40 billion. "
target parent: J.W. Childs & Associates
target: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency, committed to building brand value for its more than 1,200 clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services.
price ($mm)
$1,800
rev ($mm)
$1,000
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Upshot Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of Upshot, an industry-leading, consumer marketing agency based in Chicago. The addition of Upshot to Advantage Solutions will create a comprehensive end-to-end brand marketing capability that enables clients to optimize brand activation and the journey to purchase.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: Upshot Inc.
Upshot is the Seamless Marketing Agency. Founded in 1994, the Chicago-based agency has 170 employees. Upshot specializes in shopper marketing, brand initiatives and total brand engagement that seamlessly flow through digital, social, mobile and in-store environments.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/1/2020 via Company Press Release

Dee Set Logistics, acquired Tactical Solutions UK Ltd.

synopsis: Dee Set, a UK-based retail services provider, has acquired Tactical Solutions, a leading UK Field Marketing agency passionate about delivering retail execution excellence in supermarkets, convenience stores and discounters. Tactical Solutions uses a mix of technology, live data, and old-fashioned shop floor relationships to sell more products.
buyer: Dee Set Logistics
Dee Set is a UK-based retail services provider. Dee Set support Retailers and Brands to drive growth, market share and ROI, ultimately to achieve excellence at the point of purchase. They provide services for Distribution, Fulfilment, Merchandising, Manufacturing, Field Marketing, Print, and more. "
target: Tactical Solutions UK Ltd.
Tactical Solutions is a leading UK Field Marketing agency passionate about delivering retail execution excellence in supermarkets, convenience stores and discounters. Tactical Solutions uses a mix of technology, live data, and old-fashioned shop floor relationships to sell more products.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Wunderman, acquired Pmweb Comunicação Ltda.

synopsis: Wunderman, a leading global digital agency and a part of WPP, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Pmweb Comunicação Ltda., a leading digital marketing specialist in Brazil. The deal furthers Wunderman's commitment to developing and expanding digital skills and capabilities in high-growth markets within Latin America.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman offers Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions. Powered by complex analytics and strategic insight, creative content engages the consumer as participant, creator and champion in always-on conversations to propel their clients’ growth. "
target: Pmweb Comunicação Ltda.
Pmweb is a market leader in solutions that bring brands and consumers together by making intelligent use of data and strategic services. Pmweb also develops innovative technologies designed to collect and transform data for activation on different media channels.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

synopsis: London-based Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Ugam
Ugam is a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 5/21/2013 via Company Press Release

ShopperTrak, acquired RapidBlue Solutions

synopsis: ShopperTrak, the world’s largest counter and analyzer of retail foot traffic, announced the acquisition of RapidBlue Solutions Oy, a leading European provider of retail data and analytics. RapidBlue uses radio frequency technology to collect shopper movement information.
buyer: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world. "
target: RapidBlue Solutions
Based in Helsinki, RapidBlue uses radio frequency technology to collect shopper movement information. The company transforms the anonymous data into information and insights that retailers can use to manage the marketing, merchandising and operations of their businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Syndigo LLC, acquired Kwikee

synopsis: Syndigo, a leading SaaS product information and syndication company, announced the acquisition of Kwikee, a management and distribution platform for branded product content, from sgsco. Kwikee's approach to branded product content utilizes their single-source-of-truth technology platform.
buyer parent: The Jordan Company
buyer: Syndigo LLC
Syndigo is a leading SaaS product information and syndication company that enables commerce by supporting the efficient transfer of information in brands, retailers and their customers. The company provides descriptive product and nutritional information, images and other digital media. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: Kwikee
Kwikee provides an end-to-end solution for the creation, management and distribution of brand assets and content. Their better, faster, leaner approach to branded product content utilizes their single-source-of-truth technology platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/29/2014 via Company Press Release

The SAVO Group, ltd., acquired StoryQuest Inc.

synopsis: The SAVO Group has acquired StoryQuest, Inc. StoryQuest Inc. provides real-world stories and content in multimedia formats into mobile tools for customer reference, learning, and sales enablement.
buyer: The SAVO Group, ltd.
SAVO is the leading provider of sales enablement solutions. SAVO’s on-demand sales enablement platform maximizes the sales team’s ability to communicate value and differentiation in clear, consistent and compelling ways. "
target: StoryQuest Inc.
StoryQuest Inc. provides real-world stories and content in multimedia formats into mobile tools for customer reference, learning, and sales enablement.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/14/2020 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific, an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL:$6,928.20)
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, a part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., provides reinsurance to its clients around the globe. "
target: Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP) is an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Smollan Limited, acquired WorkShop International

synopsis: Advantage Smollan, a joint holding company between Advantage Solutions and Global Smollan Holdings, has acquired WorkShop International. Headquartered in Sweden, WorkShop is the leading retail agency in the Nordics with an impressive client list consisting of many of the world’s most successful and sought-after brands within retail.
buyer: Advantage Smollan Limited
Advantage Smollan is a jointly-owned holding company of Advantage Solutions (Advantage) and Global Smollan Holdings (Smollan) that provides unified sales, marketing, and technology solutions for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers across Europe. "
target: WorkShop International
Stockholm-based WorkShop is the leading retail agency in the Nordics with a business idea to offer a unique combination of strategic, creative, and tactical services for ambitious brands, to improve brand experiences, and increase sales.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Über Agency, acquired Public Image Doncaster Limited

synopsis: Über Agency, an advertising agency in the UK, has acquired Public Image, an integrated communications agency in the UK that specializes in retail advertising and marketing. Public Image uses a mix of traditional and online techniques to identify the gaps between what their client's customers want and what their client's brand is delivering.
buyer: Über Agency
Über Agency is an advertising agency in the UK that injects passion into the work they produce. Über helps their clients create ideas that add the right personality to their brand. The agency provides services for advertising, branding, design, digital and more. "
target: Public Image Doncaster Limited
Public Image is an integrated communications agency in the UK that specializes in retail advertising and marketing. Public Image uses a mix of traditional and online techniques to identify the gaps between what their client's customers want and what their client's brand is delivering.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/25/2018 via PR Newswire

KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc., acquired Creative Sales & Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: Key Impact Sales & Systems, Inc., the leading foodservice sales and marketing agency, announces the acquisition of Creative Sales and Marketing Group, Inc., a company that represents and manages numerous private-label store brands. Creative Sales specializes in building relationships with retailers and helping them go through changing demands.
buyer: KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc.
KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc. is the leading foodservice sales and marketing agency in the United States. KeyImpact represents manufacturers of food and packaging and supplies, and provides sales and marketing services to distributors and operators across the foodservice trade channel. "
target: Creative Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Creative Sales and Marketing, Inc. is a company that specializes in building rewarding relationships with retailers that go through changing demands, new product entries, and other environment considerations. Their team has represented and managed numerous private-label store brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Daymon Worldwide, Inc. will be merged with Advantage Solutions,

synopsis: Advantage Solutions and Daymon Worldwide are merging, resulting in the most comprehensive suite of brand-centric and retailer-centric services. Daymon is a global leader in building successful brands and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing. Advantage provides customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Advantage is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Their customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, business intelligence, and a suite of marketing services. "
target: Daymon Worldwide, Inc.
Daymon provides global retail strategies and services that make the cash register ring. The company is a global leader in building successful brands, and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bain Capital, will acquire Daymon Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: Bain Capital Private Equity will acquire a majority stake in Daymon Worldwide, a retail services provider, from existing shareholders. They are global leaders in building successful private brands, and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target: Daymon Worldwide, Inc.
Daymon provides expert global retail strategies and services that make the cash register ring. They are global leaders in building successful private brands, and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services.
price ($mm)
$413
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/17/2019 via Company Press Release

iProspect, will acquire Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (EBP) is a marketplace e-commerce agency in China. Post acquisition EBP will join iProspect and be rebranded "EBP, an iProspect Company."
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: iProspect
iProspect is a global digital marketing agency with 91 offices across 55 countries. A trusted partner with an in-depth understanding of consumer behavior, iProspect reshapes brand strategies to meet the fast-paced demands of the convergent world with a focus on exceeding client business objectives. "
target: Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd.
Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (EBP) is a marketplace e-commerce agency in China. Established in 2012, EBP is one of China's leading e-commerce solutions providers. EBP works closely with brands across China's leading e-commerce platforms to deliver integrated marketing services.
price ($mm)
$3.53
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Blackwood Seven A/S, acquired TWO NIL

synopsis: Danish media agency Blackwood Seven moves into the US market with the acquisition of the American media agency Two Nil. Two Nil is a strategic marketing agency that specializes in driving customer acquisition and ROI for consumer internet companies.
buyer: Blackwood Seven A/S
Blackwood Seven is a Copenhagen, Denmark-based technology and consultant company within media and marketing. They provide a software platform that uses advanced predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to predict and achieve the optimal effects from all paid media. "
target: TWO NIL
TWO NIL is a strategic marketing agency that specializes in driving customer acquisition and ROI for consumer internet companies. They combine analytics with industry expertise to build profitable scalable campaigns for their clients from strategy development to execution to optimization.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Concept Communication Ltd., acquired Lastmile Solutions

synopsis: Concept Communication, India's largest independent integrated communications agency, has acquired a majority stake in Lastmile Solutions (LMS), a leading retail and Below The Line (BTL) advertising agency in India. LMS is a one stop shop for retail store roll out, visibility, signage, branding and promotion solutions.
buyer: Concept Communication Ltd.
Concept is an integrated communications agency in India. Concept provides ‘unified messaging’ across Strategy, Research, Advertising, Design, PR, Digital, Media, OOH, Events, Activation, Retail Experience, and more. The company has delivered effective communication solutions to over 1,500 companies."
target: Lastmile Solutions
Lastmile Solutions (LMS) is a leading retail and Below The Line (BTL) advertising agency in India. LMS is a one stop shop for retail store roll out, visibility, signage, branding and promotion solutions. LMS helps stores to increase customer conversion and improve their sales.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

DKSH Holding Ltd., will acquire Crossmark Australia and New Zealand

synopsis: DKSH has signed an agreement to acquire the field marketing provider Crossmark in Australia and New Zealand. Crossmark is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
buyer: DKSH Holding Ltd. (SWX:DKSH:$11,600.35)
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Crossmark Australia and New Zealand
CROSSMARK is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Altavia, acquired ODG

synopsis: Altavia, the leading independent international group specializing in commercial communication for the retail sector, has acquired ODG, a retail consultancy and design agency based in Dubai. ODG offers a complete range of services for the retail industry, from intelligence, branding, design and digital solutions to project management.
buyer: Altavia
Altavia is the leading independent international group specializing in commercial communication for the retail sector. They provide a multi-channel approach to their clients’ commercial communication needs, enabling them to offer bespoke solutions at every stage in the value chain. "
target: ODG
ODG is a retail consultancy and design agency based in Dubai. ODG offers a complete range of services for the retail industry, from intelligence, branding, design and digital solutions to project management. ODG creates memorable stories that enrich journeys and drive performances.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired ZPR Limited

synopsis: FINN Partners, a global marketing and communications firm, has acquired ZPR, the UK's leading retail and consumer PR specialist. ZPR creates targeted and output-measurable campaigns that get clients and customers talking. Their services include PR, influencer management, social community management, events, crisis management and more.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: ZPR Limited
ZPR is the UK's leading retail and consumer PR specialist. ZPR creates targeted and output-measurable campaigns that get clients and customers talking. Their services include PR, influencer management, social community management, events, CSR campaigns, crisis management and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Powerplay Retail, acquired DealRise Retail

synopsis: Powerplay Retail, a company that connects the right brands with the right retailers, has acquired DealRise Retail, a company that provides brands with expertise across Seller Central and Vendor Central to deliver the best product and experience directly to customers.
buyer: Powerplay Retail
Powerplay Retail connects the right brands with the right retailers. Flexible Service Offerings, speed to market, and hard work enable them to respond and evolve brands navigating modern retail environments in-store and online. "
target: DealRise Retail
DealRise Retail provides brands with expertise across Seller Central and Vendor Central to deliver the best product and experience directly to customers. In-store retailers and brands benefit from DealRise Retail's services by enforcing MAP while cleansing and managing consistent online channels.
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EBIT ($mm)
$14.70
Net Income ($mm)
$8.35
Employees
713
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Ticker: PFSW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb, Inc.
PFSweb is a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions including digital agency and marketing services, technology development services, business process outsourcing services and a complete omni-channel technology ecosystem.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$250.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.25
EBIT ($mm)
$1.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2100
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Ticker: OTCPK:IMMD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Immudyne
lmmuDyne, Inc. is a technology-driven e-commerce company that builds innovative and proprietary brands. Immudyne’s scalable and global advertising technology infrastructure leverages social media, search and e-commerce platforms to rapidly and profitably grow their product portfolio.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.49
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.95)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.47
Employees
11
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Ticker: TSX:MM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mood Media Corporation
Mood Media Corporation
Mood Media is the global leader in elevating Customer Experiences. They combine sight, sound, scent, social mobile technology and systems solutions to create greater emotional connections between brands and consumers – both on premise and beyond.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$465.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$79.72
EBIT ($mm)
$29.13
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2000
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,465.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,389.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,012.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
46000
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Ticker: WSE:IMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internet Media Services S.A.
Internet Media Services S.A. (IMS) is a leader in providing specialized Sensory Marketing services in Poland. Having over 10 years of experience of working with media and modern technologies, IMS uses techniques which allow for creating appropriate mood and influencing the Customer.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.83
EBIT ($mm)
$2.89
Net Income ($mm)
$2.37
Employees
0
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Ticker: CRPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C-Store Network Inc.
C-Store Network Inc.
Convenience TV Inc., also known as C-Store Network, is focused on the Convenience Store Industry and provides their clients with an "in-location" TV network. The Network is designed to deliver both entertaining content and targeted advertising on a demographic basis to each retail location.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: OM:ZETA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZetaDisplay AB
ZetaDisplay is a leading supplier of Digital Signage to major chains in the retailing and service sectors of the European market. The head office is in Sweden and there are sales offices located in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia and the Netherlands.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$44.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$2.71
Net Income ($mm)
$2.66
Employees
140
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Ticker: OTCPK:CREX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Creative Realities, LLC
Creative Realities, LLC
Creative Realities, founded in 1998 with headquarters in New York, is a well-known and trusted marketing technology company providing solutions to enhance the 21st century shopping experience. The Company provides a suite of tools and services for retailers, venue operators and their brand partners.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$18.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.20)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
100
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Ticker: OTCPK:DVGG.D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 Retech Corporation
12 Retech Corporation
12 Retech's retail shopping technology seamlessly combines cutting edge digital tech and social networking to create a fun and unique shopping experience. 12 Retech fully integrates in-store, online, and mobile shopping experiences with its patented smart 12Mirrors, 12Mobile app, and 12Kiosks.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.68)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OM:SPEQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speqta AB
Speqta AB
Speqta is a performance marketing company in Sweden. Speqta is a digital media house that owns and operates a leading international advertising network as well as several digital products and services within the performance-based marketing of e-commerce stores.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.91
EBIT ($mm)
$0.30
Net Income ($mm)
$0.03
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSXV:SPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snipp Interactive Inc.
Snipp Interactive Inc.
Snipp Interactive Inc. builds cross-device shopper marketing solutions for brands to engage and interact with their customers. They provide a full spectrum of services including campaign conceptualization, rules and legal, design, execution, rewards provisioning and fulfillment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CYXP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CityXpress Ltd
CityXpress Ltd
CityXpress develops integrated online and promotional solutions that provide media companies with opportunities to generate new sources of incremental revenues from their Internet sites.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: JASDAQ:6175
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co.,Ltd. is a Japan-based company that provides affiliate advertising services to various businesses. The company also provides an online matchmaking and dating service through their Omiai mobile app.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.05
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$2.46
Net Income ($mm)
$1.58
Employees
98
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