Like FMCG Direct

closed 12/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired FMCG Direct

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired First Manhattan Consulting Group (FMCG Direct). FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: FMCG Direct
FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
price ($mm)
$200
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$83
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2.4x
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closed 11/30/2021 via PR Newswire

RockBridge Growth Equity, acquired Marquis Software Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Rockbridge Growth Equity has acquired Marquis Software Solutions from Falfurrias Capital Partners. Marquis is a leader in unique data analytics software and services that help financial institutions, primarily mid-tier banks and credit unions, identify marketing opportunities and meet complex and ever-evolving compliance requirements.
buyer: RockBridge Growth Equity
Rockbridge Growth Equity is a Detroit-based private equity firm that helps exceptional companies accelerate growth and build long-term value for its stakeholders. The firm invests in the financial and business services, consumer-direct marketing, and sports, media & entertainment industries. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: Marquis Software Solutions, Inc.
MARQUIS is a Plano, Texas-based company that is focused on getting results for over 650 financial institutions nationwide. MARQUIS sets its clients apart from their competition by providing expertise in data analytics, MCIF, CRM, strategic consulting, profitability and direct marketing.
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closed 9/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Falfurrias Capital, acquired Marquis Software Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented, middle-market businesses, announced that it has purchased a majority interest in Marquis Software Solutions Inc. Founded in 1987 by Les Kassing, Marquis is a pioneer and leader in unique data analytics software and services that help financial institutions.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm that acquires or invests in lower, middle-market businesses. As a team of seasoned operators, they work with their portfolio company management teams to identify opportunities and deliver resources to seize them. "
target: Marquis Software Solutions, Inc.
Marquis Software Solutions Inc. is a Plano, Texas-based company that is focused on getting results for over 400 financial institutions nationwide. MARQUIS sets its clients apart by providing expertise in data analytics, MCIF, CRM, strategic consulting, profitability and direct marketing.
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closed 5/28/2014 via Company Press Release

PixelSpoke, acquired Creative Brand Communications

synopsis: Financial Brand Strategy consultants Creative Brand Communications (CBC) has merged with web development and digital marketing agency, PixelSpoke. Creative Brand Communications is the leading digital brand engagement consultancy for the financial services industry.
buyer: PixelSpoke
PixelSpoke combines artistic ability with a metric-based approach to website development. This winning formula of designing visually appealing websites, and using web analytics to improve design performance, helps them generate results for their clients and establish long-lasting relationships. "
target: Creative Brand Communications
Creative Brand Communications is the leading digital brand engagement consultancy for the financial services industry. They help entrepreneurial banks and credit unions stop being commodities through a Digital First strategy that creates a consistent online experiences for their customers.
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closed 3/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., acquired Banno, LLC

synopsis: Jack Henry Associates, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Banno, an Iowa-based company that provides data-enriched Web and transaction marketing services with a focus on the mobile medium as its principal means of delivery.
buyer: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY:$1,910.50)
Jack Henry & Associates is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions are marketed and supported through three primary brands: Jack Henry Banking, Symitar and ProfitStars. "
target: Banno, LLC
Banno (formerly T8 Webware) discovers insights for financial institutions by harvesting behavior-driven banking data from Banno.com-powered websites, mobile banking, account aggregation, and enriched transactions which provide institutions with segmented customer analysis.
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closed 3/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Novantas, acquired PNT Marketing Services

synopsis: Novantas, Inc., a leader in customer science and revenue strategy in the financial services industry, announced that it has acquired PNT Marketing Services, a financial services database marketing and campaign management company.
buyer: Novantas
Novantas is the acknowledged leader in customer science and revenue strategy in the financial services industry. The Firm specializes in investigating and interpreting customer needs, attitudes and behaviors in ways that help companies to refine marketing decisions, and customer strategies. "
target: PNT Marketing Services
PNT is a leader in bank marketing services solutions and systems, providing advisory, information, and marketing solutions for many of the largest U.S. commercial banks. PNT has a 26-year track record of helping banks identify, design, and execute efficient and targeted marketing efforts.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

EMS Consulting, acquired Digital Banking Services

synopsis: EMS Consulting, a certified Salesforce consulting and architecture firm, has acquired Digital Banking Services (DBS), a digital transformation services partner for banking and credit unions. DBS offers services for Salesforce cloud, Mulesoft, Marketing Cloud, and digital marketing.
buyer: EMS Consulting
EMS Consulting is a certified Salesforce consulting and architecture firm. EMS has more than 100 consultants with expertise in the financial services, healthcare and higher education industries. EMS provides custom implementation services that are tailored to their client's specific needs. "
target: Digital Banking Services
Digital Banking Services (DBS) is a digital transformation services partner for banking and credit unions. DBS helps institutions plan, strategize, and execute their digital transformation road map. DBS offers services for Salesforce cloud, Mulesoft, Marketing Cloud, and digital marketing.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BusinessWire

Marquis Software Solutions, Inc., acquired DocuMatix, LLC

synopsis: Marquis, a leading provider of marketing analytics software and professional services for mid-tier banks and credit unions, has acquired DocuMatix, a trusted provider of email marketing solutions used by over 350 credit unions and banks.
buyer parent: Falfurrias Capital
buyer: Marquis Software Solutions, Inc.
MARQUIS is a Plano, Texas-based company that is focused on getting results for over 400 financial institutions nationwide. MARQUIS sets its clients apart from their competition by providing expertise in data analytics, MCIF, CRM, strategic consulting, profitability and direct marketing. "
target: DocuMatix, LLC
At DocuMatix, they simplify communications for credit unions and other financial institutions. DocuMatix is a trusted provider of email marketing solutions used by over 350 credit unions and banks.
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closed 6/14/2013 via PR Web

TRIBUS, acquired SquaredR Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: TRIBUS announced that it will acquire SquaredR Consulting, Inc., a leading provider of content and search marketing solutions in the real estate and mortgage industry. As a result of the acquisition, TRIBUS has established a new Chicago office, in addition to their offices in Orange County, CA, and will further expand their coast-to-coast presence.
buyer: TRIBUS
TRIBUS is a leading pioneer in changing the face of online real estate tools and systems that focus on increased productivity and efficiency both for real estate agents and brokerages. "
target: SquaredR Consulting, Inc.
SquaredR is a leading content marketing solutions provider that has assisted real estate and mortgage professionals across the United States in maximizing their online presence through custom content, on and off-page search engine optimization strategies, email marketing, and public relations.
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closed 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Best Rate Referrals

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS), an end-to-end solutions provider for brands focused on customer acquisition and retention, has entered the mortgage market through the strategic acquisition of Best Rate Referrals. Best Rate Referrals is an award-winning mortgage marketing firm that offers a variety of lead generation solutions.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions (DMS:$427.94)
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an end-to-end customer acquisition and retention solution provider. Using actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology, DMS efficiently and effectively reaches, engages and acquires customers for clients across multiple verticals. "
target: Best Rate Referrals
Best Rate Referrals is a Mortgage Marketing Firm that offers compliant lead generation solutions for the lending and insurance industry.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Found Me Online merged with SEO Houston Pros,

synopsis: Found Me Online has merged with SEO Houston Pros, the #1 search engine optimization (SEO) agency in Houston, TX. Found Me Online is a full-service digital marketing company that primarily serves the mortgage and real estate industry in the Houston area. They provide top SEO strategies that put their clients on top of the search engine result page.
buyer: SEO Houston Pros
SEO Houston Pros is the #1 search engine optimization (SEO) agency in Houston, TX. SEO Houston Pros offers SEO, reputation management, web design, and social media marketing services. SEO Houston Pros leverage's a business's existing website to drive massive amount of leads to the business. "
target: Found Me Online
Found Me Online is a full-service digital marketing company with a focus on results. Found Me Online primarily serves the mortgage and real estate industry in the Houston area. They provide top search engine optimization strategies that put their clients on top of the search engine result page.
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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.
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closed 10/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Uncommn, acquired Marketing Partners

synopsis: Uncommn announced it has acquired Marketing Partners Inc., a well-known marketing services company based in Bethlehem, Pa. Since 1997, the agency has assisted hundreds of credit unions with marketing resources and dedicated programs. The combined company will operate as Uncommn Marketing Partners.
buyer: Uncommn
Uncommn provides strategic marketing and creates affordable custom websites for credit unions, community banks and organizations that embrace being different. "
target: Marketing Partners
Marketing Partners Inc. is a well-known marketing services company based in Bethlehem, Pa. Since 1997, the agency has assisted hundreds of credit unions with marketing resources and dedicated programs, from small credit unions to those with more than $2 billion in total assets.
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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 8/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Barkley, acquired Meers Advertising

synopsis: Barkley announced that it is starting a dedicated group focused specifically on the health and finance sectors. As part of the initiative, Meers Advertising will join Barkley. Meers Advertising specializes in brands that protect the financial security of everyday people, in sectors such as health insurance and financial services.
buyer: Barkley
Barkley offers a full range of marketing communications services including advertising, public relations, cause branding, sponsorships and events, relationship marketing, social media, design, media planning and buying, motion graphics, research and interactive marketing. "
target: Meers Advertising
Meers Advertising specializes in brands that protect the financial security of everyday people. Brands in categories like insurance and financial services, to put a fine point on it. Meers knows how to connect these brands to their customers, even the elusive ones.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Winbrook Associates Inc., acquired RPM Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Winbrook, Inc. announced the acquisition of RPM Associates, a Hingham, Massachusetts based company focused solely on providing New England banks and credit unions with printing, marketing and inventory control programs. RPM has provided over 60 banks and credit unions with business critical organizational, efficiency and cost savings programs.
buyer: Winbrook Associates Inc.
Winbrook sources, manages, fulfills and accounts for all things branded—print, promotional, packaging, display and digital—to bring marketing to life in the real world and help businesses to grow. "
target: RPM Associates, Inc.
RPM Associates is the premier service organization focused solely on providing New England banks and credit unions with printing, marketing and inventory control programs. RPM services offer everything needed to create and manage print inventory.
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closed 9/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Communisis plc, acquired Editions Financial

synopsis: Marketing specialist Communisis has bought Editions Financial, in a move that will boost its market-leading position in the financial services sector. Editions Financial is the UK’s leading content marketing agency for banks and other financial firms.
buyer: Communisis plc (GB:CMS:$501.10)
Communisis is in the business of marketing services. They optimise marketing activities by adding value to customer and prospect communications, online and offline. They work with clients on the planning, creation and delivery of marketing communications. "
target: Editions Financial
Editions Publishing, which trades as Editions Financial is UK's only content marketing agency dedicated to finance and business. Editions Financial has successfully delivered over 2000 projects. They have created and implemented global content strategies for some of the world's largest brands.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11 [$9]
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closed 2/13/2019 via PR Web

Doxim Solutions ULC, acquired Market Connections Inc.

synopsis: Doxim, a Canadian customer communications and engagement technology provider serving financial and regulated markets, has acquired Market Connections, Inc. (MCI), a Canadian company that develops customized communication solutions. Market Connections provides direct marketing services to the financial, corporate, real estate and dental markets.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: Doxim Solutions ULC
Based in Canada, Doxim is a leading provider of SaaS-based customer engagement software for banks, credit unions, and wealth management firms. Doxim helps financial institutions transform their client experience, communicate effectively throughout the client lifecycle and improve cross-sell. "
target: Market Connections Inc.
Market Connections is a Canadian company that develops, designs and executes highly customized and personalized communication solutions. Market Connections provides direct marketing services to the financial, corporate, real estate and dental markets throughout Canada and the United States.
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closed 1/21/2016 via PE Hub

Spectrio, acquired TMS Audio Productions

synopsis: The Riverside Company has acquired TMS Audio Productions as an add-on to its Spectrio platform. TMS provides on-hold and messaging and marketing services for more than 400 customers, primarily in the healthcare and financial industries.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is a national provider of on-hold messaging and digital signage managed services that allow clients to deliver targeted marketing messages in a variety of ways. "
target: TMS Audio Productions
TMS is a provider of on-hold music and messaging services for customers who are mostly in the healthcare and financial sectors.
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closed 12/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired FMCG Direct

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired First Manhattan Consulting Group (FMCG Direct). FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: FMCG Direct
FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$83
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, will acquire First American Payment Systems

synopsis: Deluxe, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, is acquiring First American Payments Systems, a privately-owned large-scale payment processor that facilitates payments in-store and online.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: First American Payment Systems
First American is a privately-owned large-scale payment processor that facilitates payments in-store and online. It provides tools and solutions to merchants and partners that help people navigate the various payment channels.
price ($mm)
$960
rev ($mm)
$288
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
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closed 12/18/2019 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, purchased Remittance Solutions from Fiserv, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe, a Trusted Business Technology™ company, announced it has acquired the Remittance Solutions assets of Fiserv, a global leader in financial services technology solutions. Fiserv’s remittance solutions business offers receivables management, remittance processing and lockbox services to customers.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
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. "
seller: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV:$16,226.00)
The acquisition includes the remittance solutions business of Fiserv. Fiserv’s remittance solutions business offers receivables management, remittance processing and lockbox services to customers. Fiserv is a global leader in financial services technology solutions.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired LogoMix

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it recently acquired 100 percent of privately held LogoMix, a Boston-based provider of logo design and other small business branding and marketing services. LogoMix enables businesses and individuals to create and purchase custom marketing products for use online and offline.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: LogoMix
LogoMix is a self-service marketing and branding platform serving more than 900,000 customers in 120 countries. LogoMix believes that making a logo, business card or custom marketing product like a pen, polo, or sign should not only be easy, it should be fun.
price ($mm)
$43
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closed 4/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired RDM Corporation

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation and RDM Corporation of Canada announced that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, Deluxe has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the stock of RDM. RDM Corporation is a provider of remote deposit capture (RDC) software, hardware and digital imaging solutions for financial institutions and corporate clients.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
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. "
target: RDM Corporation (TSX:RC:$21.24)
RDM Corporation provides large financial institutions with Remote Deposit Capture solutions designed to help their clients simplify the way they do business. RDM provides both software and hardware solutions including web-based and mobile RDC, and manufactures a range of digital imaging scanners.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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3.3x
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12.7x
closed 12/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired FMCG Direct

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired First Manhattan Consulting Group (FMCG Direct). FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: FMCG Direct
FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$83
EBITDA ($mm)
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2.4x
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closed 8/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired InkHead, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation, parent company of Top 40 distributor Safeguard, has acquired InkHead Promotional Products. InkHead is an online distributor of custom promotional products, tradeshow giveaways, and personalized gifts for special events, custom apparel and corporate gifts. The acquisition will strengthen Deluxe's presence in the online market.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
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. "
target: InkHead, Inc.
InkHead is an online distributor of custom promotional products, tradeshow giveaways, and personalized gifts for special events, custom apparel and corporate gifts. They are committed to helping customers promote their business or event in a way that feels authentic to them.
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closed 10/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Datamyx

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, announced its acquisition of Datamyx LLC, a leading provider of integrated information, technology and analytics. Datamyx serves customers in industries ranging from banking, credit unions and mortgage providers to alternative finance, insurance and others.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: Datamyx
Datamyx is a leading provider of integrated information, technology and analytics solutions derived from all three national credit bureaus. Through its proprietary, online platform, Intelidata Express, Datamyx provides marketers with actionable insights that help maximize their return on investment.
price ($mm)
$160
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closed 5/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Safeguard Business Systems, Inc., acquired Fontis Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Safeguard Business Systems, a company that offers a comprehensive line of business management solutions to support the changing needs of businesses, acquired Fontis Solutions, a full-service commercial printing company that offers creative brand messages in print, promotional merchandise, online communications, and marketing services.
buyer parent: Deluxe Corporation
buyer: Safeguard Business Systems, Inc.
Safeguard offers a comprehensive line of business management solutions to support the changing needs of businesses across North America. They offer checks, forms and filing systems to full-color printing, promotional products, business apparel and Web services. "
target: Fontis Solutions, Inc.
Fontis Solutions is a business and marketing communications company that helps clients improve their return on all of their branded communications. They make managing multiple resources and types of media easy for their clients by acting as an extension of their clients' staff.
price ($mm)
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$40
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closed 10/23/2014 via Company Press Release

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Wausau Financial Systems

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced the acquisition of Wausau Financial Systems (WAUSAU), a market share leader in receivables management for commercial banks and major corporations. WAUSAU has established partnerships with an impressive roster of clients, including nine of the top 10 financial institutions and more than 50 Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: Wausau Financial Systems
WAUSAU Financial Systems is recognized for consistently delivering best-of-breed financial technology, services and solutions that integrate receivables, accelerate deposits and payments, and eliminate paper.
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Destination Rewards, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Destination Rewards, a leading customer rewards and loyalty program provider based in Boca Raton, Florida.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: Destination Rewards, Inc.
Destination Rewards® is the industry's most innovative provider of zero liability rewards programs, specializing in loyalty, incentive and engagement solutions, that are based upon an expansive merchant network for discounted retail goods and services.
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closed 7/25/2013 via Company Press Release

Deluxe Corporation, acquired VerticalResponse Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announces the acquisition of VerticalResponse. VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, online event marketing, postcard marketing and online surveys.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: VerticalResponse Inc.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of Web-based, self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, event marketing, direct mail and online surveys.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2012 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired OrangeSoda, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired OrangeSoda, Inc., a leading internet marketing services company specializing in search, mobile, and social media campaign strategies for small businesses. OrangeSoda provides services directly to small businesses as well as through a growing number of strategic partners.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. The company's wide range of products and services include customized checks and forms as well as web-site development and hosting, search engine marketing, logo design and business networking. "
target: OrangeSoda, Inc.
Founded in 2006, OrangeSoda offers online marketing to local businesses with a unique blend of intelligent service and simple technology. By harmonizing services that cover the entire search engine results page, OrangeSoda provides the best return on investment.
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 7/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired PsPrint, LLC

synopsis: Sverica International announced the sale of its portfolio company PsPrint, LLC to Deluxe Corporation. PsPrint is a leading online supplier of high-quality, custom printed promotional products and integrated design and mailing services to small- and medium- sized businesses, including non-profit organizations and educational institutions.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. The company's wide range of products and services include customized checks and forms as well as web-site development and hosting, search engine marketing, logo design and business networking. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: PsPrint, LLC
PsPrint combines state-of-the-art Internet capabilities and the industry's best printing equipment with experienced print professionals and color specialists to deliver convenient online ordering, consistent color matching and 99.7 percent on-time delivery.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 8/3/2009 via PR Newswire

Hostopia, purchased Customer Assets from Aplus.Net

synopsis: Hostopia.com Inc., a unit of Deluxe Corporation, closed the previously announced acquisition of the shared Web services customer assets of Abacus America Inc., doing business as Aplus.net. The transaction will bring over 80,000 small business subscribers to the Deluxe customer base.
buyer parent: Deluxe Corporation
buyer: Hostopia
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies and internet service providers. "
seller parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
seller: Aplus.Net
Aplus.Net specializes in helping small businesses build an online customer base with a comprehensive range of services that includes web hosting and design, dedicated servers, online marketing, e-commerce, domain name registration, and much more.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Hostopia, acquired MerchEngines

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that its Hostopia unit has acquired the search engine marketing (SEM) firm MerchEngines. MerchEngines' SEM solutions help small businesses acquire new customers by generating visitors to their websites. This acquisition adds new and more robust SEM capabilities to the Hostopia portfolio of services.
buyer parent: Deluxe Corporation
buyer: Hostopia
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies and internet service providers. "
target: MerchEngines
MerchEngines.com is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that provides ad agencies, traditional media companies, online publishers, and local aggregators a hosted and fully managed search marketing solution.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/30/2008 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired PartnerUp

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation has acquired PartnerUp, an online networking community for small businesses and entrepreneurs. This acquisition is aligned with Deluxe's continued focus on creating a strategic portfolio of services and products that spans the full small business workflow.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: PartnerUp
PartnerUp is an online community that connects entrepreneurs with other business people and professionals who can help them to build their company and vice versa. We do this by allowing entrepreneurs to post opportunities, and by allowing professionals to post their skills and experience.
price ($mm)
$3.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/19/2008 via

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Hostopia

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation and Hostopia.com Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Deluxe to acquire Hostopia, a leading provider of web services that enable small and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: Hostopia
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies and internet service providers.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 10/26/2006 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired The Johnson Group

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation has purchased the assets of The Johnson Group, an award-winning commercial printing enterprise, and its affiliated companies. The Johnson Group is headquartered in Rockford, Illinois and employs 130 people.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: The Johnson Group
The Johnson Group serves its nation-wide customers through a complete menu of full prepress support, one-to-multi-color offset and digital printing, extensive finishing, bindery, mailing, and fulfillment support. The Johnson Group is a leader in the digital arena, providing innovative web-to-print.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/25/2004 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired New England Business Service, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation DLX today announced the successful completion of the cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of New England Business Service, Inc. NEB. The tender offer, which commenced on May 25, 2004, expired at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 24, 2004.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: New England Business Service, Inc.
New England Business Service, Inc. is a leading business-to-business direct marketing company with 2.5 million active small business customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and France. NEBS supplies a wide variety of business products and services which are marketed through direc
price ($mm)
$766
rev ($mm)
$680
EBITDA ($mm)
$82
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
closed 9/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Hill+Knowlton Strategies, acquired JeffreyGroup

synopsis: WPP announced the acquisition of JeffreyGroup, one of the most respected independent corporate communications, public affairs, and marketing consulting firms in Latin America. JeffreyGroup will join the Hill+Knowlton Strategies international network and will create the largest global communications agency presence in Latin America.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is an international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational, and global clients. "
target: JeffreyGroup
JeffreyGroup is the leading independent corporate communications, public affairs and marketing consulting firm in Latin America, with a successful 29-year track record advising multinational companies and global brands across a broad range of industry sectors.
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closed 9/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Southfields Group, acquired Migration Creates

synopsis: Southfields, an investment holdings, private equity and growth stage venture firm in South Africa, has acquired Migration, a strategic, innovation, marketing & communications consultancy in South Africa. Migration creates transformative journeys that engage customers, grow world class businesses, and builds brands for deeper human connection.
buyer: Southfields Group
Southfields is an investment holdings, private equity and growth stage venture firm in South Africa. Southfields is dedicated to cultivating innovative businesses. They invest in businesses related to professional services, communications, media, technology, digital, data, and business solutions. "
target: Migration Creates
Migration is a strategic, innovation, marketing & communications consultancy in South Africa. Migration is a trusted partner that creates transformative journeys that engage customers, grow world class businesses, enables purposeful communication, and builds brands for deeper human connection.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Search Discovery, Inc., acquired Allturna

synopsis: Search Discovery has acquired Allturna, a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Engagement Partner specializing in Health and Life Sciences. Search Discovery is now uniquely positioned to help Salesforce Marketing Cloud clients take full advantage of the platform's capabilities.
buyer: Search Discovery, Inc.
Search Discovery is a data transformation company that helps organizations use their data with purpose to drive measurable business impact. Its services and solutions help global organizations at every stage of data transformation, including strategy, implementation, and optimization. "
target: Allturna
Allturna helps sales and marketing clients develop data-centric marketing strategies and tactics, delivers data integration and management services, and applies significant marketing cloud expertise and operations to help clients achieve business impact and analytics insights.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Pearman Media Pty. Ltd., acquired MediaSmiths Australia

synopsis: One of Australia’s largest independent media agencies, Pearman (est 1996), has acquired established media agency MediaSmiths to offer a comprehensive suite of media and advertising services to clients. Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy budget.
buyer: Pearman Media Pty. Ltd.
Pearman is one of Australia's largest independent media agencies. Established in 1996, they are 100% Australian owned. With no reporting to Paris, London or New York Pearman makes its own decisions quickly and decisively. "
target: MediaSmiths Australia
Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy and marketing budget. MediaSmiths has grown with the companies they support to become one of Sydney’s most established independent media & marketing agencies.
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announced 5/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, will acquire M&C Saatchi plc

synopsis: Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network. M&C Saatchi connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data and technology, to help clients navigate, create and lead meaningful change.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$394.58)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible.
price ($mm)[EV]
$377 [$407]
rev ($mm)
$534
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
announced 5/18/2022 via BusinessWire

Chatham Asset Management, will acquire Vericast

synopsis: Chatham Asset Management, an investment advisor serving high net worth individuals, retirement plans and trusts, is to acquire Vericast. a marketing company that is reimagining marketing solutions one business-to-human connection at a time.
buyer: Chatham Asset Management
Chatham Wealth Management located in Chatham New Jersey is a SEC registered investment advisor serving high net worth individuals, retirement plans and trusts. The Firm and its predecessors have been in business since 1978. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: Vericast
Vericast is reimagining marketing solutions one business-to-human connection at a time. By influencing how over 120 million households eat, shop, buy, save and borrow, Vericast fuels commerce, drives economic growth and directly accelerates revenue potential for thousands of brands and businesses.
price ($mm)
$2.85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/28/2022 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, has acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG) from Equistone Partners Europe. A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services an
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$310.07)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services and smart, intuitive tech.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Next 15, will acquire Engine Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire Engine Group, a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Engine Group Ltd
Engine is a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
price ($mm)
$104
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brunner Inc., acquired Brunner Inc.

synopsis: Full service independent marketing agency, Brunner Inc. is being sold to an expanded ownership group comprised of the firm’s current leadership. The company will be led by Scott Morgan, President; and Rick Gardinier, Chief Digital Officer.
buyer: Brunner Inc.
The company will be led by Scott Morgan, president; and Rick Gardinier, chief digital officer, along with other top management team members in a partnership role — Ken Johns, client experience officer; Erin Stoner, chief financial officer; and Dan Gbur, performance marketing officer. "
target: Brunner Inc.
Brunner is a full service independent marketing agency. They specialize in strategy, media, data science & analytics, marketing automation & CRM, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

MISSION Group, acquired Soul

synopsis: The MISSION Group, a collective of creative and MarTech agencies based in the UK, has acquired Soul, a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul creates marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
buyer: MISSION Group (AIM:TMMG:$176.19)
MISSION is a technology-embraced marketing communications and advertising group delivering digital, brand, marketing, advertising and full service communications. MISSION employs more than 1,000 people across the UK, Asia and the US, and works with some of the world’s leading brands. "
target: Soul
Soul is a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul works with psychologists to help businesses better understand human nature. They create marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2021 via PR Web

Mainspire merged with The Enablement Group,

synopsis: The Enablement Group (TEG), a sales enablement content agency and consultancy, and Mainspire Marketing, a global full-service marketing agency, have merged operations under the name “The Enablement Group” to better serve the needs of corporate sales, marketing, and HR teams.
buyer: The Enablement Group
The Enablement Group (TEG) is a marketing and sales enablement content agency that delivers experiences fostering greater engagement and message retention, ultimately driving revenue and performance improvement. "
target: Mainspire
Mainspire is a full-service global consulting and marketing agency focused on the most innovative technologies driving the future. Mainspire develops and implements solid business marketing strategies that help companies grow and improve the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Beattie Communications Group Ltd., acquired Beattie Communications Group Ltd.

synopsis: Beattie Communications' CEO, Laurna Woods, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They provide inspired communications and marketing services to some of the world's largest companies.
buyer: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI. "
target: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Moacon Ventures GmbH, acquired Devexgo GmbH

synopsis: Moacon Ventures GmbH, a German investment company, has acquired DEVEXGO GmbH, a German marketing company. With the acquisition, DEVEXGO will begin offering its customers an all-round carefree package in order to reach different target groups from the B2B and B2C environment with different media.
buyer: Moacon Ventures GmbH
Moacon Ventures GmbH is a German investment company comprised of online and offline start-ups from the consumer and marketing sectors. Moacon supports its portfolio companies at every point in their journey, from the idea to long-term market success. "
target: Devexgo GmbH
DEVEXGO is a German marketing company that specializes in cooperation marketing. DEVEXGO offers high-quality couponing in parcel or media supplements, Point-of-Sale and special postal advertising formats, and individual display campaigns on all known platforms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

ADLPerformance, acquired Pschhh

synopsis: ADLPerformance has acquired a company in the communication and marketing sector: Pschhh, a strategic planning and creation agency. Pschhh's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
buyer: ADLPerformance (PA:ALP.AS:$163.45)
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal. "
target: Pschhh
Based in France, Pschhh is an independent and bubbly communications consulting agency. The agency's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

MESH, LLC, acquired Converge Marketing LLC

synopsis: Baton Rouge agency Mesh continues to expand its footprint in the southern part of the US. The firm is acquiring New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing and bringing on the firm’s founder, Matt Preuett as Agency Director, New Orleans. Converge Marketing provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, and more.
buyer: MESH, LLC
MESH exists to create connections and loyalty to brands. They are an independent, award-winning creative and strategic agency with over 15 years of success. They work with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups, who are willing to invest in their brand. "
target: Converge Marketing LLC
New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing was founded by Matt Preuett in 2016. Converge Marketing of Louisiana provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, content creation and reputation building services for growing and established businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

New School, LLC merged with Ignite Advertising, LLC,

synopsis: New School, a marketing and advertising agency in Muskegon, merged with IGNITE, a branding and marketing company also located in Muskegon, MI. New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses that provides traditional and digital marketing services.
buyer: Ignite Advertising, LLC
IGNITE is an ad agency that works with businesses of all sizes, at their pace. They don't push large marketing budgets. IGNITE comes up with creative and compelling marketing materials to over time to help businesses grow. IGNITE is based in Muskegon, MI. "
target: New School, LLC
New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses of any kind in the Muskegon, MI area looking to grow industry presence and increase sales. Services include: marketing (traditional and digital), web design, video production, graphic design, print design, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

WPP AUNZ Limited, acquired Meerkats

synopsis: WPP AUNZ, the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, has acquired Western Australian-based digital and creative business solutions company Meerkats. Meerkats specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: WPP AUNZ Limited (:$605.03)
WPP AUNZ is the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising nearly 5,000 people working across 60+ companies, in over 120 offices across the region. "
target: Meerkats
Meerkats is a creative agency based in Perth, Australia that specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Stagwell Group, acquired MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group has acquired MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$253 [$1,306]*
rev ($mm)
$1,415
EBITDA ($mm)
$215
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.4x
closed 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Bond Brand Loyalty, acquired rDialogue

synopsis: Bond Brand Loyalty, a global customer experience and loyalty management company, has acquired rDialogue, a customer marketing firm. The acquisition bolsters Bond’s expertise in strategic advisory services to help brands strengthen relationships and optimize the customer journey across all human and digital touch points.
buyer: Bond Brand Loyalty
Bond is a global, data-driven customer experience and loyalty management business. It specializes in the Marketing, Measurement, and Management of powerful experiences that build brand loyalty for the world’s most influential brands. "
target: rDialogue
rDialogue is a customer marketing firm that accelerates the development of smart and profitable relationships between leading brands and customers. The data-driven firm blends science and art to develop and execute innovative marketing strategies around loyalty and relationship marketing.
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1100
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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
2022
rev ($mm)
$394.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.15
EBIT ($mm)
$25.99
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: ASX:EGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited is engaged in integrated marketing and communication services, including strategy, market research, advertising, public relations, communications planning graphic design, events management, direct marketing, and corporate communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$274.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.72
EBIT ($mm)
$30.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
600
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Ticker: PA:ALP.AS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADLPerformance
ADLPerformance
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$163.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.62
EBIT ($mm)
$14.75
Net Income ($mm)
$8.45
Employees
611
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: AQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acquity Group, LLC
Acquity Group, LLC
Acquity Group, LLC operates as a multi-channel commerce and digital marketing company. Its solutions include design that covers audience segmentation and persona development, user experience and interaction design, information architecture, visual and motion design, and more.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.65
EBIT ($mm)
$22.87
Net Income ($mm)
$3.25
Employees
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