Like Promotion Execution Partners, LLC

closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

WPP Group, plc, acquired Promotion Execution Partners, LLC

synopsis: WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups, announced that it has acquired Promotion Execution Partners, LLC (“PEP”), a project management and procurement company that oversees shopper marketing promotions for clients, in the US.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,123.10)
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more. "
target: Promotion Execution Partners, LLC
Promotion Execution Partners, LLC offer project management and procurement for marketing campaigns. They developed an industry-leading marketing management and procurement platform called pepconnect to integrate, facilitate and even anticipate every aspect of a client's marketing initiatives.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Polyconcept, acquired ETS Express, Inc.

synopsis: Polyconcept, the world’s largest supplier of promotional products, has acquired ETS Express (ETS), the largest supplier of promotional drinkware in North America. ETS offers a broad range of aluminum, stainless steel, plastic, ceramic and glass drinkware.
buyer parent: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Polyconcept
Polyconcept is the world’s largest supplier of promotional products, operating on five continents and selling to over 100 countries around the globe. The company supplies a wide range of promotional, lifestyle and gift products to several hundred thousand companies. "
target: ETS Express, Inc.
ETS Express is the largest supplier of promotional drinkware in North America. ETS Express provides the very best in service, product selection, printing capabilities and competitive pricing for their customers. They offer a range of aluminum, stainless steel, plastic, ceramic and glass drinkware.
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closed 1/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Geiger, acquired CM Promotions Inc.

synopsis: Geiger, one of the largest promotional products distributor in the world, has acquired CM Promotions, a distributor of promotional products. CM Promotions offers valuable promotional outsourcing services to save clients time and money. Their products include T-shirts, backpacks, cups, water bottles, USBs, pens, and more.
buyer: Geiger
Geiger is one of the largest promotional products distributor in the world. Geiger helps their customers market, promote, and motivate through the promotional products they make and distribute. Geiger's portfolio of products include apparel, bags & totes, drinkware, writing instruments, and more. "
target: CM Promotions Inc.
Founded in 2000, CM Promotions is a distributor of promotional products. CM Promotions offers valuable promotional outsourcing services to save clients time and money. Their products include T-shirts, backpacks, cups, water bottles, USBs, pens, and more.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hub Promotional Group, acquired BCG Creations

synopsis: HUB Promotional Group, a premier promotional product family of brands, has acquired BCG Creations, a leader in metal casting and manufacturing of promotional products in Canada. BCG specializes in emblematics and wood products. They offer custom lapel pins, keychains, medals, dog tags, belt buckles, lanyards and other assorted promotional products.
buyer: Hub Promotional Group
HUB Promotional Group is a premier promotional product family of brands. The group provides their customers with the widest range of top quality products with the most stress free customer purchase experience. They offer pens, leather products, neoprene-based products, beverage insulators and more. "
target: BCG Creations
Founded in 1981, BCG Creations is a leader in metal casting and manufacturing of promotional products in Canada. BCG specializes in emblematics and wood products. They offer custom lapel pins, keychains, medals, dog tags, belt buckles, lanyards, ornaments and other assorted promotional products.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

PromoMAX LLC, acquired Northern Specialty Company

synopsis: PromoMax, a distributor of promotional products and business gifts, has acquired Northern Specialty Company (NSC), a full service advertising specialties company that offers a wide range of promotional items. NSC helps companies find a cost-effective way to market and promote their business with custom promotional items.
buyer: PromoMAX LLC
PromoMax is a distributor of promotional products and business gifts. PromoMAX assist's their clients by helping them brand their company through the use of Promotional Merchandise, Award and Recognition programs, Branded Apparel, POP/POS, Print, and e-commerce solutions. "
target: Northern Specialty Company
Northern Specialty Company (NSC) is a full service advertising specialties company that offers a wide range of promotional items. NSC helps companies find a cost-effective way to market and promote their business with custom promotional items that speak to their customers and clients.
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announced 11/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Nassau Candy, will acquire Lanco Corporation

synopsis: Nassau Candy, a manufacturer, importer & distributor of specialty confections, gourmet foods & perishables, will acquire Lanco Corporation, a Top 40 Supplier to the promotional products and advertising specialties markets. Lanco's products include writing instruments, drinkware, bags, office supplies, toys, sunscreen, food gifts, and more.
buyer: Nassau Candy
Nassau Candy is a manufacturer, importer & distributor of specialty confections, gourmet foods & perishables. From chocolate raisins to jordan almonds, fudge to fruit slices, chocolate pretzels to hand-dipped cherries, they produce millions of pounds of candy & confections every year. "
target: Lanco Corporation
Lanco Corporation is a Top 40 Supplier to the promotional products and advertising specialties markets. Their numerous printing capabilities allows them to provide product variations that their competitors can't. Their products include writing instruments, drinkware, bags, food gifts, and more.
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closed 2/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Shippam & Associates, acquired Xposure Marketing

synopsis: Winnipeg, MB-based Shippam & Associates has acquired Regina, SK-based Xposure Marketing. Shippam & Associate and Xposure Marketing are promotional firms that create promotional products for businesses of all sizes.
buyer: Shippam & Associates
Established in 1978, SHIPPAM & ASSOCIATES Inc., has grown to become one of the largest promotional firms in Western Canada. All of their staff work together, pooling their many years of experience to manage each order efficiently and effectively. "
target: Xposure Marketing
At Xposure Marketing, all of their staff work together, pooling their many years of experience to manage each order efficiently and effectively. Their expertise lies not only in the products they produce, but also in the marketing of each product they deliver.
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announced 1/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Premier Corporate Mail Ltd will be merged with Citysprint Document Solutions Ltd.,

synopsis: CitySprint Document Solutions and Premier Corporate Mail (PCM) announced they have entered into a merger agreement. CitySprint Document Solutions are experts in providing digital print, mailing and distribution solutions from concept to delivery. PCM is a focussed and specialist supplier of design, print, fulfilment and mail distribution services.
buyer parent: CitySprint
buyer: Citysprint Document Solutions Ltd.
CitySprint Document Solutions are experts in providing digital print, mailing and distribution solutions from concept to delivery. They work closely with in-house teams, agencies and graphic designers to help bring marketing projects to life. "
target: Premier Corporate Mail Ltd
Premier Corporate Mail Ltd (PCM) is a focussed and specialist supplier of design, print, fulfilment and mail distribution services. They provide a range of direct mail services to support marketing campaigns underpinned by direct mail, fulfilment and personalisation capabilities.
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announced 12/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

Montana Marketing will be merged with Allegra Helena,

synopsis: Two stores in Helena are merging to create a one stop shop for marketing, printing and promotional product branding. Allegra Marketing Print Mail of Helena acquired Montana Marketing Inc. and will start operating under the Allegra name.
buyer parent: Allegra Network
buyer: Allegra Helena
Founded in 1982, Allegra Helena does marketing, printing, mailing, embroidery and graphic design for both commercial businesses and individuals. "
target: Montana Marketing
Montana Marketing Inc. is America's premier source for promotional products and is a one-stop resource for expert assistance in selecting and leveraging specialty items, logoed and apparel and branded items for organizations.
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announced 12/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Cimpress N.V., will acquire National Pen Company

synopsis: Cimpress N.V., the world leader in mass customization, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire National Pen Co. LLC, the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom writing instruments for small and medium businesses. National Pen provides high value promotional products for businesses and professionals in every industry.
buyer: Cimpress N.V. (CMPR:$2,592.54)
Cimpress is the world leader in mass customization. The company empowers people to make an impression through individually meaningful, personalized physical products. Cimpress makes customized print, signage, apparel, gifts, packaging and other products accessible and affordable to everyone. "
target parent: Lincolnshire Management Inc.
target: National Pen Company
Founded in 1966, National Pen is a world class provider of personalized marketing solutions that help businesses promote themselves and increase customer loyalty. They provide high value promotional products for businesses and professionals in every industry at low factory direct pricing.
price ($mm)
$218
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$275
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closed 1/5/2016 via PR Newswire

Pierry Software, acquired C.TRAC

synopsis: Pierry Software, an industry-leading marketing software integration and solutions company, announced it has acquired Cleveland-based C.TRAC Inc., an interactive agency in digital and direct mail marketing, database management, and related support services.
buyer: Pierry Software
Pierry Software helps companies optimize their digital marketing campaigns through Salesforce Marketing Cloud implementations and consulting services. The company quickly grew into a global preferred digital marketing partner for companies in all sectors. "
target: C.TRAC
C.Trac is an interactive agency specializing in digital and direct mail marketing, database management, and related support services. As a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Platinum Partner, C.Trac leverage technology and data to create targeted, cross-channel marketing solutions for both B2B and B2C.
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closed 11/18/2014 via BNC Analysis

American Solutions for Business, acquired Branding U LLC

synopsis: Top 40 distributor American Solutions for Business has acquired Nashville, TN-based distributor Branding U.
buyer: American Solutions for Business
American Solutions for Business was founded in 1981 and has evolved into a leading distributor of print, promotional products, office supplies, eCommerce and marketing solutions. "
target: Branding U LLC
Branding U is primarily a promotional products company, Branding U is an industry leader in offering custom overseas production.
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closed 11/27/2012 via PE Hub

Lincolnshire Management Inc., acquired National Pen Company

synopsis: Lincolnshire Management has acquired National Pen Company, a global provider of direct mail promotional pens and other products. National Pen was a portfolio company of Berwind Corporation. National Pen, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a leading direct mail provider of personalized promotional products globally.
buyer: Lincolnshire Management Inc.
Lincolnshire is a middle market private equity firm that manages $1.7 billion and focuses on acquiring business platforms with $50-500 million in revenue that can be meaningfully grown organically and through acquisitions. "
target parent: Berwind Corporation
target: National Pen Company
National Pen, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a leading direct mail provider of personalized promotional products globally. National Pen differentiates itself through its superior mailing capabilities, state-of-the-art decorating, integrated manufacturing and its unique go-to-market strategy.
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closed 5/20/2015 via GlobeNewswire

IDÉ House of Brands, purchased Business and Advertising Gifts Business from Wulff Group Plc

synopsis: Wulff has sold its business and advertising gifts business to IDÉ House of Brands Finland Oy.Wulff Group Plc is the most significant Nordic player in office supplies and an industry pioneer. Wulff sells and markets office supplies, facility management products, business and promotional gifts, IT supplies and more.
buyer: IDÉ House of Brands
IDÉ House of Brands is Scandinavia's leading supplier of promotional items and gifts for the business community. IDÉ House of Brands can develop ideas that profile a customer's image and value base by means of gift items, profile clothing, uniforms, promotional items and more. "
seller: Wulff Group Plc (HLSE:WUF1V:$80.20)
Wulff Group sells and markets office supplies, facility management products, business and promotional gifts, IT supplies and more through its business and advertising gifts business.
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$0.91
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closed 4/28/2020 via PR Web

Local Marketing Solutions Group Inc., acquired Money Mailer, Inc.

synopsis: Local Marketing Solutions Group, Inc. (LMSG), has acquired Money Mailer, a direct marketing company. Through its extensive franchisee network, Money Mailer targets consumers through direct mail, a proprietary mobile app, and online coupons to deliver special offers right into the consumers’ mailbox, their video screen, or to their smart devices.
buyer: Local Marketing Solutions Group Inc.
Local Marketing Solutions Group, Inc. expands the offering of marketing and sales solutions to national and international brands that drive revenue through sales and marketing channels. The company provides marketing automation technology and supporting sales and marketing services capabilities. "
target parent: MassMutual
target: Money Mailer, Inc.
Money Mailer is a direct marketing company that provides mailing and digital marketing services. The company's services include direct to consumer couponing, shared mail, individualized direct mail, a mobile app, and online couponing, as well as in-depth reporting and analysis.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Vision Integrated Graphics, acquired SourceLink, Inc.

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Vision Integrated Graphics Group LLC, has acquired SourceLink, a Direct Marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, Illinois that utilizes data intelligence and an omni-channel approach to maximize return on investment for clients through improved customer response and conversion.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Vision Integrated Graphics
Vision is a leading provider of tech-enabled, data-driven marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement for Fortune 1000 customers. The Company provides personalized, turnkey marketing solutions which generate high returns on investment. "
target parent: Aterian Investment Partners
target: SourceLink, Inc.
SourceLink is a Direct Marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, Illinois that utilizes data intelligence and an omni-channel approach to maximize return on investment for clients through improved customer response and conversion.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Direct Response Media Group Inc., acquired Valassis Canada

synopsis: Direct Response Media Group (DRMG), Canada's leading direct mail company focused on digitally-integrated, data-driven results, announced the acquisition of the Canadian subsidiary of Valassis, the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement.
buyer: Direct Response Media Group Inc.
Direct Response Media Group (DRMG) is Canada's leading direct mail company focused on digitally-integrated, data-driven results. DRMG distributes to over 175 million homes annually through Solo and Shared Media products including the flagship brand, Money Saver. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: Valassis Canada
Valassis is the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement. They work with over 60,000 companies and brands in a wide array of industries, partnering to anticipate consumer intent, inspire action, and create demand.
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announced 8/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Blackhawk Network, Inc., will acquire Edge Loyalty Systems

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a company that delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives, will be acquiring Edge Loyalty Systems, a leading Australian sales promotions and loyalty based incentive technology business.
buyer parent: P2 Capital Partners
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives. They collaborate with partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. "
target parent: Village Roadshow Ltd.
target: Edge Loyalty Systems
Edge Loyalty Systems is a leading Australian sales promotions and loyalty based incentive technology business. Edge delivers market-leading, data-driven sales promotions businesses through Edge, Edge Consumer, and Lifestyle Rewards.
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$22
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$2
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announced 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc., will acquire BrandVia Alliance

synopsis: Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC. (BDA), the world's premier Merchandise Agency for iconic brands, will be acquiring BrandVia, a company that specializes in creating brand engagement through the design and delivery of trend-inspired corporate merchandise, gift experiences, e-stores and pop-up shops.
buyer: Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc.
Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (BDA), is an award-winning modern Merchandise Agency for iconic brands, providing customized marketing, merchandising, e-commerce and fulfillment solutions for major sports and entertainment properties and Fortune 1000 enterprises. "
target: BrandVia Alliance
BrandVia specializes in creating brand engagement. Leading companies look to BrandVia for the design and delivery of trend-inspired corporate merchandise, gift experiences, e-stores and pop-up shops to build their brands and corporate cultures.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Legacy Buying Group, LLC, acquired The Brandit Agency

synopsis: The Legacy Group of West River, Md., announced the acquisition of The Brandit Agency. The Brandit Agency provides the building blocks of developing brands and fulfills all their promotional needs. With the acquisition, The Legacy Buying Group represents more than $260 million of buying power in the promotional marketing arena.
buyer: The Legacy Buying Group, LLC
The Legacy Group, founded in 2000, is an alliance of eight leading promotional marketing companies across North America and is one of the industry’s original and most prestigious buying groups. "
target: The Brandit Agency
The Brandit Agency provides the building blocks of developing brands. Brandit is a place where clients can fulfill all their promotional needs, whether it be apparel, uniforms, pens, or even sign spinners.
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closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

WPP Group, plc, acquired Promotion Execution Partners, LLC

synopsis: WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups, announced that it has acquired Promotion Execution Partners, LLC (“PEP”), a project management and procurement company that oversees shopper marketing promotions for clients, in the US.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,123.10)
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more. "
target: Promotion Execution Partners, LLC
Promotion Execution Partners, LLC offer project management and procurement for marketing campaigns. They developed an industry-leading marketing management and procurement platform called pepconnect to integrate, facilitate and even anticipate every aspect of a client's marketing initiatives.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BusinessWire

GroupM, acquired Sandtable

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading media investment company, has acquired the London based Sandtable, a data science company that specialises in behavioural analytics and advanced simulations. Sandtable is pioneering the use of simulations to understand human behaviour, explore future scenarios, and support better strategic decision making.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company. GroupM creates a competitive advantage for advertisers via its worldwide organization of media experts who deliver powerful insights on consumers and media platforms, trading expertise, market-leading brand-safe media, content, sports, and more"
target: Sandtable
Headquartered in London, Sandtable is a data science company that specialises in behavioural analytics and advanced simulations. The company uses simulations to understand human behaviour, explore future scenarios, and support better strategic decision making.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wunderman, acquired XumaK LLC

synopsis: Wunderman Thompson, a creative, data, and technology agency built to inspire growth for its clients, has acquired XumaK, a premier marketing technology consultancy. XumaK is a leading provider of Adobe Experience Manager software and services and a recognized expert in implementing performance-driven commerce solutions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency built to inspire growth for its clients. Headquartered in New York, the agency provides end-to-end solutions through creative, data, commerce, consulting and technology services at a global scale. "
target: XumaK LLC
XumaK is a premier marketing technology consultancy. As a leading provider of Adobe Experience Manager software and services, XumaK consistently manages, delivers, and optimizes experiences across every digital touchpoint and has helped notable brands digitally transform their business.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Bruin Sports Capital, acquired Two Circles Limited

synopsis: Bruin Sports Capital has announced a deal with WPP to acquire Two Circles, the award-winning consumer data analytics, sports marketing, and technology practice.
buyer: Bruin Sports Capital
After a quarter-century as a successful sports business executive, George Pyne established Bruin Sports Capital to acquire, build and invest in media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle companies. Bruin Sports Capital is quickly building impressive global platform businesses. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a sports marketing agency that uses data to help over 100 of the world’s leading sports organizations grow direct relationships with sports and fans to drive business growth.
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announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ogilvy New Zealand Limited, will acquire Ogilvy New Zealand Limited

synopsis: New Zealand advertising boss Greg Partington will buy back all shares in Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington, who currently owns a 15 per cent stake in the agency, has made a deal that will see him acquire the 85 per cent stake currently held by WPP AUNZ. Ogilvy New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest independent agency and that is proudly local.
buyer: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Greg Partington is a Managing Director at Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington is one of the most well-known advertising executives in the New Zealand local ad scene, having helped build Ogilvy into one of the biggest agencies in the country. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Ogilvy New Zealand is a fully integrated marketing communications company, with expertise in brand advertising, retail advertising, direct marketing and customer relationship management, media strategy and buying, interactive marketing, public relations, and activation.
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closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Bain Capital, acquired The Kantar Group

synopsis: WPP announced that it has completed the transaction to sell 60% of Kantar to Bain Capital. Kantar is home to some the leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $105 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$2,412*
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$3,263
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$492
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closed 7/4/2019 via Company Press Release

WPP Group, plc, acquired AQuest

synopsis: WPP, the world leader in communications services, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Italian technology-driven creative agency, AQuest. AQuest’s expertise includes innovative UX and UI design, production, consumer experience and activations for clients such as Gucci, Bulgari, Mercedes, Poliform and Smeg.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,123.10)
WPP is the world leader in communications services. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing; advertising & media investment management; data investment management; public relations & public affairs; brand consulting; and more. "
target: AQuest
AQuest is an Italian technology-driven creative agency that specializes in innovative UX and UI design, production, consumer experience and activations for clients such as Gucci, Bulgari, Mercedes, Poliform and Smeg. Based in Milan and Verona, it employs more than 70 people.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

EveryAction, acquired BSD Tools

synopsis: EveryAction has acquired BSD Tools, a division from Blue State Digital. BSD Tools is a digital toolset that has pioneered innovations, including one-click contributions and multi-step contribution forms. BSD Tools was behind both of President Obama’s campaigns and has helped power nonprofits, advocacy groups, political campaigns, and brands.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: EveryAction
EveryAction has grown into one of the largest growing providers of Digital, Fundraising, and Organizing Software as a Service tools to nonprofits and progressive campaigns. EveryAction clients raise billions of dollars annually, engage with millions of donors, and recruit millions of supporters. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: BSD Tools
BSD Tools is a digital toolset that has pioneered innovations, including one-click contributions and multi-step contribution forms. BSD Tools was the digital platform behind both of President Obama’s campaigns and has helped power nonprofits, advocacy groups, political campaigns, and brands.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Picture Shop Post, acquired The Farm

synopsis: Picture Shop, a company that provides post production and visual effects service to feature and television companies, has acquired The Farm, UK's largest post production and studio services Group. The Farm has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
buyer parent: Five Crowns Capital, LLC
buyer: Picture Shop Post
Picture Shop Post is a company that provides post production service to feature and television companies. Picture Shop Post specializes in visual effects and provides a unique vision to client projects. They are equipped with the latest technology in order to provide the highest quality of service. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Farm
The Farm is the UK's largest post production and studio services Group. It has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
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announced 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Grey Group, will acquire Autumn Worldwide

synopsis: Grey Group, a WPP company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Autumn Worldwide, a leading independent social media and digital marketing agency, based in India. They provide a multitude of services, including digital & social media campaigns, influencer & blogger marketing, online reputation management, content marketing and more.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Group
Grey Group, a subsidiary of WPP, ranks among the largest global communications companies.The agency serves a blue-chip client roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Canon, 3M and Boehringer Ingelheim. "
target: Autumn Worldwide
Autumn Worldwide is a leading independent social media and digital marketing agency, based in India. They provide a multitude of services, including digital & social media campaigns, influencer & blogger marketing, online reputation management, content marketing and more.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wunderman, acquired Emark

synopsis: WPP's wholly owned global digital agency, Wunderman, has acquired a majority stake in Emark, a marketing technology performance company. Emark delivers Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Service Cloud, DMP, and advertising technology such as Facebook Advertising and Google Ads.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman is creatively driven and data inspired. A leading global digital agency, Wunderman combines creativity and data into work that inspires consumers to take action and delivers results for brands. They use data and analytics to identify ideas that inform creative campaigns. "
target: Emark
Emark is a marketing technology performance company. Emark delivers Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Service Cloud, DMP, and advertising technology such as Facebook Advertising and Google Ads, as a single, integrated solution.
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Wunderman Commerce, acquired 2Sales International S.A.

synopsis: Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and a WPP company, announced that it has acquired 2Sales International S.A., an ecommerce consulting agency that supports global brands in building their business on Amazon and other online marketplaces.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman Commerce
Wunderman Commerce is a global eCommerce consultancy that brings strategic clarity, technical know-how and creative inspiration to help retailers, manufacturers, and brands deliver winning commerce capabilities across all major digital commerce channels. "
target: 2Sales International S.A.
2Sales International is an ecommerce consulting agency that supports global brands in building their business on Amazon and other online marketplaces. 2Sales, based in Luxembourg, is a one-stop Amazon solution that utilises automated processes to optimise content generation, sales and promotions.
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closed 8/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Burson-Marsteller, acquired Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group

synopsis: BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency and a WPP company, announced it has acquired Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group (HZ), one of the largest independent, digitally driven, integrated creative agencies in the U.S.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Burson-Marsteller
Burson-Marsteller is a leading global strategic communications and public relations firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. "
target: Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group
Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group (HZ) is a fully integrated creative agency specializing in branding, marketing, content, and digital. Known for employing a wide range of award-winning online and offline directives, their capabilities live at the intersection of design, storytelling and technology.
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closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Data Action, acquired Fusion Digital Pty Ltd

synopsis: Banking technology firm Data Action (DA) is building upon its close relationship with digital agency FUSION, announcing the acquisition of a significant shareholding in the digital agency.
buyer: Data Action
Data Action is a specialist software and services provider to the financial services industry. With an API-driven core banking platform securely hosted and offered, "as-a-service" in a private cloud, its solutions can scale with clients’ needs, offering flexibility alongside market-leading features."
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Fusion Digital Pty Ltd
FUSION is a pioneering digital agency with a specialisation in financial services and adjacent industries. The agency’s service offer includes digital strategy, design sprints, UX design and testing, data led growth marketing, in-house digital-build capabilities across web, mobile & voice and more.
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closed 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Wunderman Commerce, acquired Gorilla Commerce

synopsis: Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and a WPP company, announced that it has acquired Gorilla Group, an award-winning commerce agency that provides end-to-end experience-driven commerce solutions and services. Gorilla Group will become part of Wunderman's growing global commerce offering, Wunderman Commerce.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman Commerce
Wunderman Commerce is a global eCommerce consultancy that brings strategic clarity, technical know-how and creative inspiration to help retailers, manufacturers, and brands deliver winning commerce capabilities across all major digital commerce channels. "
target: Gorilla Commerce
Gorilla Group is an award-winning commerce agency that provides end-to-end experience-driven commerce solutions and services. Gorilla Group creates high-performing commerce solutions that enable clients to successfully evolve and compete in the digital economy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.

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

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
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closed 7/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mirum, acquired KingEclient

synopsis: Mirum, a J. Walter Thompson Group business, has acquired a majority stake in Barcelona-based digital consultancy, KingEclient. KingEclient provides services including digital transformation strategy, UX, digital marketing, design, development and analytics.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Mirum
Mirum is a global digital agency. They create experiences that people want and businesses need. Mirum guides brands in business transformation, experience development and management, and commerce activation. "
target: KingEclient
KingEclient provides services including digital transformation strategy, UX, digital marketing, design, development and analytics. Founded in Barcelona in 2000, KingEclient employs around 100 digital and technology specialists, with annual revenues in excess of €10 million.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ogilvy Montreal, will acquire Brad, Inc.

synopsis: Ogilvy Montreal announced the acquisition of Brad. Brad is an integrated advertising agency offering communications, marketing, strategic planning, creative, design, interactive, promotional, media, and social media services.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Ogilvy Montreal
Ogilvy Montréal is a full-service advertising agency that develops integrated campaigns and communication tools for both Quebec-based and Canadian brands. They specialize in the consumer products and retail categories. "
target: Brad, Inc.
Brad is an integrated advertising agency offering communications, marketing, strategic planning, creative, design, interactive, promotional, media, and social media services.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/12/2018 via BusinessWire

GroupM, will acquire The Glitch

synopsis: WPP has announced that its wholly-owned global media investment group, GroupM, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in The Glitch, a digitally-led creative agency. The Glitch’s full-service capabilities include digital, video and content strategy, interactive design technology, ecommerce, branding and media planning.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: The Glitch
The Glitch is one of the largest Independent Advertising houses in India handling over 40 brands across Unilever, Netflix, PepsiCo & Perfetti. The Glitch was founded in 2009 and employs around 200 people in Mumbai and Delhi.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Kantar Consulting, acquired Mash Strategy Limited

synopsis: WPP announces that Kantar Consulting, the newly launched specialist growth consultancy within Kantar, has acquired Mash Strategy Limited, a United Kingdom-based brand strategy and growth consultancy. Mash provides integrated consulting services covering growth strategy, insight, innovation and brand transformation.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Kantar Consulting
Kantar Consulting is a specialist growth consultancy within Kantar. They are the only fully connected team of brand and marketing, and retail, sales and shopper specialists. Connected to the Kantar and WPP ecosystems, they offer insights, analytics, consultancy and technology solutions. "
target: Mash Strategy Limited
Mash Strategy Limited is a United Kingdom-based brand strategy and growth consultancy. Mash provides integrated consulting services covering growth strategy, insight, innovation and brand transformation. Their clients include Johnson & Johnson, Samsung, Unilever and PepsiCo.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

WPP Group, plc, acquired Promotion Execution Partners, LLC

synopsis: WPP, one of the world's largest communications services groups, announced that it has acquired Promotion Execution Partners, LLC (“PEP”), a project management and procurement company that oversees shopper marketing promotions for clients, in the US.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,123.10)
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more. "
target: Promotion Execution Partners, LLC
Promotion Execution Partners, LLC offer project management and procurement for marketing campaigns. They developed an industry-leading marketing management and procurement platform called pepconnect to integrate, facilitate and even anticipate every aspect of a client's marketing initiatives.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/28/2012 via PR Newswire

The SI Organization, Inc., will acquire PhaseOne Communications Inc.

synopsis: The SI Organization, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhaseOne Communications, Inc., the industry leader in providing the full range of strategic communication services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Fortune 500 clients.
buyer: The SI Organization, Inc.
The SI Organization is a leading provider of full life cycle, mission-focused systems engineering, integration and operations capabilities to the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and other agencies. "
target: PhaseOne Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in McLean, VA, PhaseOne Communications offers full service support in communications research and planning, development and evaluation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Disccomp Bhd, will acquire AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

synopsis: The Disccomp Berhad Group, a leading IT supply chain in Malaysia, has acquired AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian marketing company owned by AGVA Corporation Limited.
buyer: Disccomp Bhd
The Disccomp Group is one of the leading IT supply chain in Malaysia. Its core activities include: distribution and retailing of computer hardware, peripherals and accessories; and manufacturing and distribution of compatible and remanufactured toners and ink-cartridges. "
target parent: AGVA Corporation Ltd
target: AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd. offers marketing services. The company is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
price ($mm)
$0.36
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/7/2005 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc merged with Grey Global Group Inc.,

synopsis: WPP announces that the acquisition of Grey Global Group Inc was completed on March 7, 2005, at 9 pm New York City time in accordance with the certificate of merger filed in the U.S. pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated September 11 2004.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Global Group Inc.
Grey has evolved from a one-client, one-room agency to a $9 billion communications powerhouse. Grey Global Group is the 8th largest communications company in the world, and each of its partner companies is focused on being best in class in its particular specialty. The entrepreneurial spirit and vi "
target: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,123.10)
WPP is one of the world's leading communications services groups. Through its operating companies it provides a comprehensive range of communications services. These services include: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity, healthcare and specialist communications.
price ($mm)
$1,758
rev ($mm)
$1,398
EBITDA ($mm)
$139
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.6x
closed 4/1/2020 via BusinessWire

CG Life, acquired McDAY

synopsis: CG Life, an integrated marketing and communications agency focused on life science and healthcare, has acquired McDAY, a strategic marketing communications agency. McDay provides marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
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: McDAY
McDay is a strategic marketing communications firm located in Center City, Philadelphia. The McDay staff is experienced in providing marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

77Agency merged with Jakala Group S.p.A,

synopsis: Jakala, an Italian group specialized in the so-called martech, or technology applied to marketing, has acquired 77Agency, an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles.
buyer: Jakala Group S.p.A
Jakala is the first Italian Martech Company offering its customers strategic, analytics, digital and technological support by leveraging on unique assets and know-how, as well as adopting innovative models aimed at achieving measurable results. "
target: 77Agency
77Agency is an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles. 77 delivers its clients connected digital solutions; combining its services of Digital Strategy, Digital PR and Social Media, SEO, Website Design, and Development and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, acquired MIX Public Relations

synopsis: Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications (RH Strategic) announced that it has acquired MIX PR, a boutique agency that provides communications support for a range of enterprise consumer and technology companies. Mix PR's collective experience includes M&A, organizational rebrands, high profile launches and crisis planning.
buyer: Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications
RH Strategic is a leading public relations agency based in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, specializing in brand building, thought leadership, product and company launches, reputation management, crisis management, social, digital and more. "
target: MIX Public Relations
MIX PR is a boutique agency that provides communications support for a range of enterprise consumer and technology companies. Their collective experience includes M&A, organizational rebrands, high profile launches, crisis planning as well as high-impact IT business media and analyst relations.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Angles PR will be merged with Knoodle,

synopsis: Phoenix-based advertising agency, knoodle, and public relations firm, ANGLES Communications, announced the merger of the two companies. The combined, privately-held entity will operate under the knoodle brand, offering full-service marketing-communication services.
buyer: Knoodle
Knoodle is a full-service advertising, public relations and digital agency in Phoenix, Arizona. Their philosophy begins with comprehensive strategies fueled by massive amounts of research. They specialize in branding, social media, PR and content, broadcast and video, digital marketing and more. "
target: Angles PR
ANGLES is a full-service communications agency helping organizations navigate & elevate their brand/image to stay relevant & visible. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, they excel at creating multi-faceted campaigns that span from traditional to integrated digital and social media platforms.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

The CI Group, acquired Clareville

synopsis: The CI Group, a full-service communications group in the UK, has acquired Clareville, an award-winning consumer and B2B PR agency in the UK. Clareville creates integrated campaigns across, traditional, digital and social media for consumer and B2B brands and businesses.
buyer: The CI Group
The CI Group is a full-service communications group in the UK that markets and promotes brands in the B2B, B2C and B2E sectors. The CI Group specializes in events, incentives, rewards, and promotions. The group is comprised of five specialist agencies. "
target: Clareville
Clareville is an award-winning consumer and B2B PR agency in the UK. Clareville creates integrated campaigns across, traditional, digital and social media for consumer and B2B brands and businesses. The agency helps their clients to grow their brand and reach existing and new audiences.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mort Crim Communications Inc., acquired Mort Crim Communications Inc.

synopsis: Detroit’s Mort Crim Communications Inc., an integrated marketing firm, has been sold to the company’s executive team. The new principals are Christopher Heaton, Richard Donley, Todd Haight and Jennette Smith Kotila. MCCI specializes in Public & Media Relations, Social Media, Video, Web & Digital, Marketing & Advertising.
buyer: Mort Crim Communications Inc.
The executive team acquiring Mort Crim Communications Inc. includes principals Christopher Heaton, Richard Donley, Todd Haight and Jennette Smith Kotila. "
target: Mort Crim Communications Inc.
Founded in 1993 as Mort Crim Communications, Inc., (MCCI). MCCI is an award-winning integrated marketing agency that specializes in Public & Media Relations, Social Media, Video, Web & Digital, Marketing & Advertising.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Dovetail Solutions, Inc., acquired Stryker-Munley Group

synopsis: Dovetail Solutions, a premier PR, branding, crisis management, and public affairs firm based in Denver, has acquired Sacramento-based Modamedia/SMG, also known as Stryker-Munley Group, a public relations firm.
buyer: Dovetail Solutions, Inc.
Dovetail Solutions is a one-of-a-kind public relations, branding and positioning firm based in Denver. They specialize in strategic communications, crisis communications, issues management, media relations, social media, internal communications and their unique Strategic Community Investment. "
target: Stryker-Munley Group
Stryker-Munley Group was started in response to a need for high quality, high impact public relations and marketing services for not just the larger companies but also for companies with smaller budgets or who may only need public relations services on a project or short term basis.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Polyconcept, acquired ETS Express, Inc.

synopsis: Polyconcept, the world’s largest supplier of promotional products, has acquired ETS Express (ETS), the largest supplier of promotional drinkware in North America. ETS offers a broad range of aluminum, stainless steel, plastic, ceramic and glass drinkware.
buyer parent: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Polyconcept
Polyconcept is the world’s largest supplier of promotional products, operating on five continents and selling to over 100 countries around the globe. The company supplies a wide range of promotional, lifestyle and gift products to several hundred thousand companies. "
target: ETS Express, Inc.
ETS Express is the largest supplier of promotional drinkware in North America. ETS Express provides the very best in service, product selection, printing capabilities and competitive pricing for their customers. They offer a range of aluminum, stainless steel, plastic, ceramic and glass drinkware.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Footprint Consultants will be merged with Vae Solis Corporate,

synopsis: Vae Solis Corporate, a French communication strategy and crisis management consultancy, will merge with Footprint Consultants, a French strategic communications firm that guides leaders from the public and the private sectors in their strategic thinking and public presence.
buyer: Vae Solis Corporate
Vae Solis Corporate is a French communication strategy and crisis management consultancy. They advise and support companies and organizations in valuing and preserving their image and reputation. They aggregate the experiences of their experts to offer a large range of services and skills. "
target: Footprint Consultants
Headquartered in France, Footprint Consultants is a strategic communications firm. They guide leaders from the public and the private sectors in their strategic thinking and public presence, in order to clarify their corporate positioning and enhance their visibility in the public arena.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sunrise Investments SpA, will acquire ItaliaOnline S.p.A.

synopsis: Sunrise Investments SpA, an investment holding company in Italy, will acquire a 52.84% stake in Italiaonline SpA, Italy's biggest internet company. Italiaonline is a leader in digital advertising. The company offers a wide range of digital solutions, from online advertising to web design and web marketing.
buyer: Sunrise Investments SpA
Sunrise Investments SpA is an investment holding company in Italy. "
target: ItaliaOnline S.p.A. (BIT:IOL:$347.50)
Italiaonline is Italy's biggest internet company. Italiaonline is a leader in digital advertising. The company offers a wide range of digital solutions, from online advertising to web design and web marketing. They also own the biggest Italian portals and directories.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.01 [($97.37)]*
rev ($mm)
$350
EBITDA ($mm)
$23
EV / rev
-0.3x
EV / EBITDA
-4.2x
closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Bain Capital, acquired The Kantar Group

synopsis: WPP announced that it has completed the transaction to sell 60% of Kantar to Bain Capital. Kantar is home to some the leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $105 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$2,412*
rev ($mm)
$3,263
EBITDA ($mm)
$492
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kath Blackham, purchased Melbourne Operations from Deepend Group

synopsis: Deepend Group has divested its Melbourne operations to Co-Founder, Kath Blackham. Deepend Group is an independent, digital communications and innovation consultancy group. They analyze, create and measure successful outcomes that transform businesses across Digital, Mobile, PR/Social Media and Innovation.
buyer: Kath Blackham
Kath Blackham is the Co-Founder of Deepend Group, an independent, digital communications and innovation consultancy group, and the Founder of VERSA, Australia's first enterprise level voice experience agency. She is based out of Melbourne, Australia. "
seller: Deepend Group
The Melbourne operations of Deepend Group is an independent, digital communications and innovation consultancy group. They analyze, create and measure successful outcomes that transform businesses across Digital, Mobile, PR/Social Media and Innovation.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mountaingate Capital, will acquire MeritDirect

synopsis: Mountaingate Capital, a private equity firm based in Denver, is to acquire MeritDirect, the leading provider of global multi-channel solutions, offering integrated marketing through a wide array of products and services.
buyer: Mountaingate Capital
Mountaingate Capital is a private equity firm based in Denver that specializes in building and empowering companies with strong growth potential and engaged leadership teams. "
target: MeritDirect
MeritDirect is the leading provider of global multi-channel solutions, offering integrated marketing through a wide array of products and services. Multi-channel marketers achieve and maximize superior return through MeritDirect’s Customer Acquisition and Retention, Data and Media Services and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Ideal Marketing Company, acquired The Ideal Marketing Company

synopsis: The Ideal Marketing Company, a full service digital marketing agency, has announced a change of ownership following a management buyout. Jessica Shailes, who was made managing director in January 2019, took ownership of the company on 1st May after the previous owner, Helen Campbell decided to sell the company for personal reasons.
buyer: The Ideal Marketing Company
Founded in 2003, The Ideal Marketing Company is a full service digital marketing agency, passionate about working alongside its clients to create a digital marketing strategy that delivers tangible results and a positive return on investment. "
target: The Ideal Marketing Company
Founded in 2003, The Ideal Marketing Company is a full service digital marketing agency, passionate about working alongside its clients to create a digital marketing strategy that delivers tangible results and a positive return on investment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Redder

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Redder Advertising Co. Ltd. Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
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: Redder
Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nowagruppen, acquired Comvision

synopsis: Nowagruppen, a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding and more, is acquiring Comvision, a reputable communications company that develops and strengthens brands through strategic communication, media relations and education. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: Nowagruppen
Nowagruppen is a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding, web design, social media, original production, interior design, lighting and sound, crisis communication, media training, market analysis and much more. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Comvision
Comvision is a reputable communications company that develops and strengthens brands through strategic communication, media relations and education. They are based in Sweden.
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Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: LSE:JWNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaywing PLC
Jaywing PLC
Jaywing plc is a leading UK based agency employing approximately 600 people across five sites in the UK and with a small operation in Sydney, Australia. Their data scientists help blue chip clients to make sense of the ever more complex multi-channel, multi-device world in which they operate.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$65.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.76
EBIT ($mm)
($0.56)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
650
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Ticker: RMKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
Rainmaker Systems, Inc.
Rainmaker Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of business-to-business sales and marketing services. Our core services include complete lead qualification and management, new product sales, channel enablement, subscription renewals, and service contract sales.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$47.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
950
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Ticker: AIM:TNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tangent Communications plc
Tangent is a leading integrator of technology, data and marketing strategy. Their companies combine world-class technical and creative skills with marketing expertise to deliver highly personalised and bespoke digital communications for leading brands.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$37.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.59
EBIT ($mm)
$0.79
Net Income ($mm)
$0.11
Employees
290
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Ticker: ORHI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OmniReliant Holdings, Inc.
Omnireliant builds global brands through domestic and international direct marketing channels and licensing agreements. We specialize in celebrity and lifestyle brands including beauty, fitness, spa, fragrance and home.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$9.79
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.83)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9
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Ticker: ADXM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AdEx Media, Inc.
AdEx Media, Inc.
AdEx Media operates one of the leading online direct marketing companies, with an emphasis on successfully purchasing multi-channel sources of online media distribution.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$8.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
42
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Ticker: WPP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WPP Group, plc
WPP Group, plc
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$17,123.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,057.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1,667.14
Net Income ($mm)
$807.50
Employees
106786
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Ticker: BIT:SGC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SG Company S.p.A.
SG Company S.p.A.
SG Company is an Italian company that provides live and digital communication services through its subsidiaries. SG Company provides live and digital communication services for the B2B, B2C, and BTL markets. Their companies include Sinergie, Centoeventi, Special, Twico, Lievita, Core, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$36.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.79
EBIT ($mm)
$2.73
Net Income ($mm)
$1.42
Employees
0
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15,385.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,351.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,076.40
Net Income ($mm)
$1,146.30
Employees
77300
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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)
$13,583.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$632.15
EBIT ($mm)
$501.40
Net Income ($mm)
$385.34
Employees
21469
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: WPP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WPP Group, plc
WPP Group, plc
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$17,123.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,057.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1,667.14
Net Income ($mm)
$807.50
Employees
106786
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Ticker: BIT:SGC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SG Company S.p.A.
SG Company S.p.A.
SG Company is an Italian company that provides live and digital communication services through its subsidiaries. SG Company provides live and digital communication services for the B2B, B2C, and BTL markets. Their companies include Sinergie, Centoeventi, Special, Twico, Lievita, Core, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$36.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.79
EBIT ($mm)
$2.73
Net Income ($mm)
$1.42
Employees
0
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Ticker: BIT:IOL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ItaliaOnline S.p.A.
ItaliaOnline S.p.A.
Italiaonline is the first Italian Internet company. Its strategic objective is to consolidate its leadership in the digital advertising market for large accounts and local marketing services, with the mission to digitize SMEs: Italy’s true economic backbone.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$347.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.96
EBIT ($mm)
$30.25
Net Income ($mm)
$3.44
Employees
1389
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Ticker: OM:AWRD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Awardit AB (publ)
Awardit AB (publ)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.65
EBIT ($mm)
$1.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.04
Employees
0
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Ticker: BSE:539229
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Majestic MRSS
Majestic MRSS
Established in 1992, Majestic MRSS is one of Asia's largest independent full service market research firms specialized in multi-country research. They conduct various studies in Qualitative, Quantitative and Online Market Research and Market Tracking.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
$1.12
Net Income ($mm)
$0.72
Employees
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15,385.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,351.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,076.40
Net Income ($mm)
$1,146.30
Employees
77300
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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)
$13,583.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$632.15
EBIT ($mm)
$501.40
Net Income ($mm)
$385.34
Employees
21469
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8,625.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,391.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,113.20
Net Income ($mm)
$656.00
Employees
54000
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,930.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.57
EBIT ($mm)
$157.53
Net Income ($mm)
$112.25
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,011.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$414.19
EBIT ($mm)
$322.89
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6701
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,427.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$157.02
EBIT ($mm)
$117.17
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6024
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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