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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Publicize, Inc., will acquire Techli

synopsis: Midwest innovation publication, Techli, has been acquired by PR firm Publicize. Techli is an online media publication that delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
buyer: Publicize, Inc.
Publicize is a PR solution for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. They are a startup aiming to disrupt the PR industry with a flexible, cost-effective model that scales for entrepreneurs. They provide the very best PR services, quickly, effectively, and efficiently on a month to month basis. "
target: Techli
Techli is an online media publication that aims to be the source for news on entrepreneurship & innovation in the Midwest. Techli delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
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closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Startup Weekend, acquired StartupDigest

synopsis: StarupDigest, a curated email newsletter of local events and activities, has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by Startup Weekend.
buyer: Startup Weekend
Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. "
target: StartupDigest
StartupDigest operates a members-only guide platform for the startup world. Its members receive a curated email of startup events, job opportunities, and educational content. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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closed 10/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Espacio, acquired The Tech Panda

synopsis: Media incubator Espacio announces its acquisition of The Tech Panda, a Bangalore-based media publication dedicated to startup and tech news in India. The Tech Panda was founded in 2012 by entrepreneur, technologist, and writer Prateek Panda, with the aim of highlighting the strength of innovation within India.
buyer: Espacio
Espacio is a media incubator located in the heart of Medellin, Colombia. Their mission is to further entrepreneurship in Medellin. "
target: The Tech Panda
The Tech Panda is a Bangalore-based media publication dedicated to startup and tech news in India. TheTechPanda.com is a one-stop destination for the latest news and stories on startups, entrepreneurship and technology businesses.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

PeopletoPeople Group, acquired Widoobiz

synopsis: PeopletoPeople Group, a specialist in human capital management, concluded the acquisition of the Widoobiz group, a French company that provides online news for entrepreneurs.
buyer: PeopletoPeople Group
Founded in 2007 by Christian Pousset, PeopletoPeople Group supports companies in their transformation and makes human capital a decisive lever for performance. "
target: Widoobiz
Widoobiz, based in France, provides online media for Entrepreneurs & Startups. News articles, radio shows and videos give entrepreneurs information and testimonials useful to the development of their business.
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closed 4/19/2018 via Company Press Release

PR TIMES, acquired The Bridge, Inc.

synopsis: PR TIMES, Inc., a Japanese company that distributes press releases online, has acquired The Bridge, a blog in Japan that was created to help connect entrepreneurs and investors. The Bridge provides the latest news about technology, with a focus on domestic startups.
buyer: PR TIMES (TSE:3922:$15.73)
PR TIMES, Inc. is a Japanese company that distributes press releases online. The company distributes over 10,000 press releases a month and has over 11 million page visits a month. PR TIMES' mission is to provide press releases as soon as possible. "
target: The Bridge, Inc.
Founded in 2010, The Bridge is a blog in Japan that was created to help connect entrepreneurs and investors. The Bridge provides the latest news about technology, with a focus on domestic startups. Over 350,000 entrepreneurs and investors use The Bridge as their source of information every month.
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closed 4/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

CoFoundersLab, acquired Bizpora Limited

synopsis: CoFoundersLab has acquired Bizpora. Bizpora Limited operates a platform for entrepreneurs to better connect and network with other like-minded entrepreneurs. The site also helped its entrepreneur members find accommodation with other entrepreneurs when traveling.
buyer: CoFoundersLab
CoFoundersLab helps entrepreneurs with the first and toughest part of launching a startup, finding a co-founder. They do this through a free online matching platform and free in-person Meetups. "
target: Bizpora Limited
Bizpora Limited operates a platform for entrepreneurs to better connect and network with other like-minded entrepreneurs. The site also helped its entrepreneur members find accommodation with other entrepreneurs when traveling.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

KingsCrowd, acquired Crowditz LLC

synopsis: KingsCrowd, a Boston-based leading independent, third-party crowdfunding research and rating service, has acquired leading equity crowdfunding data and analytics provider Crowditz. The team at Crowditz has built the first comprehensive software that collects and analyzes investment data from across the industry.
buyer: KingsCrowd
KingsCrowd is the leading independent, third-party independent, unbiased ratings service for the equity crowdfunding market. Through in-depth market research and company due diligence, it provides investors with the necessary information needed to make an informed investment decision in this space. "
target: Crowditz LLC
Crowditz is a platform which aggregates data from across the entire equity crowdfunding industry. It helps connect everyday investors with deals of interest and use data to help understand crowdfunding trends and ultimately help predict outcomes for crowdfunded start-ups.
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closed 4/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Multiregional TransitTelecom, acquired Spark.ru

synopsis: Multiregional TransitTelecom (MTT), one of the largest telecom providers in Russia, has acquired Spark.ru, a Russian blog platform for entrepreneurs. Spark.ru allows entrepreneurs to tell their story, discuss their ideas, find employees and investors, ask questions, and get customer feedback.
buyer: Multiregional TransitTelecom
Multiregional TransitTelecom (MTT) is one of the largest telecom providers in Russia. MTT creates a wide range of innovative products on the edge of telecom and IT for corporate, SMB and SOHO clients. MTT has over 70,000 Russian and foreign clients and processes over 60,000,000 calls every day. "
target: Spark.ru
Spark.ru is a Russian blog platform for entrepreneurs. Spark.ru allows entrepreneurs to tell their story, discuss their ideas, find employees and investors, ask questions, and get customer feedback. Spark.ru has over 9.5 thousand registered projects looking to form teams and attract investments.
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announced 2/26/2017 via Company Press Release

MVF, will acquire Startups.co.uk

synopsis: Startups.co.uk, part of parent company Crimson Startups Limited, has been acquired by MVF – one of the UK’s fastest growing technology companies. Startups.co.uk is the longest serving, largest and most comprehensive small business advice platform covering everything there is to know to start, buy, run or sell a company.
buyer: MVF
MVF has established brands across a number of B2B and B2C sectors, using informative content, proprietary tech and cross-channel marketing to help customers make smart purchasing decisions, while driving sales for some of the world’s leading corporations. "
target: Startups.co.uk
Established in 2000 by serial entrepreneur David Lester, Startups.co.uk is the longest serving, largest and most comprehensive small business advice platform covering everything there is to know to start, buy, run or sell a company.
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$1.24
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closed 3/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Equitise Pty Ltd, acquired Rabble

synopsis: Equitise, an equity crowdfunding startup announced that it had acquired New Zealand based startup Rabble. Rabble is an online community of over 600 New Zealand companies that allows members to raise their profile, recruit great talent and attract help from suitable investors and advisors.
buyer parent: Australasian Wealth Investments Limited
buyer: Equitise Pty Ltd
Bringing investors and entrepreneurs together, the Equitise crowdfunding platform simplifies the investment marketplace. It removes traditional barriers to investing and sourcing capital by making the process quick, easy and safe. "
target parent: Southgate Labs
target: Rabble
Rabble is a Kiwi online business/community directory founded by Southgate Labs in 2013. The Directory includes established businesses and start-ups. The goal of establishing Rabble is to raise businesses/start-ups profiles, recruit, and attract investment and advice.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

VimVic, acquired Business Animals

synopsis: VimVic, a education and digital HR company, has acquired Business Animals, a company that specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
buyer: VimVic
Based in Czechia, VimVic is engaged in education and digital HR. They work on online courses along with company profiles and employer ratings to help users learn about corporate culture and the experiences of others. "
target: Business Animals
Based in Czechia, Business Animals specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business, and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
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closed 10/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Miami Media, LLC, acquired Latin Business Chronicle

synopsis: Miami Media LLC, the owner of Latin Trade magazine, LatinTrade.com and the BRAVO Business Awards, has acquired Latin Business Chronicle, an online journal specializing in Latin American business news. Latin Business Chronicle is a premium subscription-based Web site that provides information primarily to an institutional audience.
buyer parent: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Miami Media, LLC
Miami Media LLC is a subsidiary of Manhattan Media and owns Latin Trade magazine, the BRAVO Business Awards, the Bravo Council Series, Latin Trade's CFO Forums and CMO Forums, and LatinTrade Online and LT Hospitality Media. "
target: Latin Business Chronicle
Miami-based online journal Latin Business Chronicle, offers the trends beyond the daily headlines, through in-depth reports and commentaries. They also provide unique rankings including Latin America's Top 500 Companies, 100 Most Influential Businesspeople, and Top 100 M&A's.
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closed 11/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Bev-Al Communications, Inc., purchased six magazines, one newsletter, an annual conference and other media assets from Adams Business Media

synopsis: Bev-Al Communications Inc. acquired six magazines, one newsletter, an annual conference, two portal web sites, a custom publishing division, and two directories from Adams Business Media. To recognize the new thrust of its operations, the company has also changed its name to m2media360.
buyer: Bev-Al Communications, Inc.
M2MEDIA360 is a business-to-business media company with separate, distinct and highly vertical properties. M2MEDIA360's print and online products offer traditional and new methods for marketing and educating readers in the food, beverage, petroleum, jewelry, geospatial and horticulture industries. "
seller parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
seller: Adams Business Media
Adams Business Media (ABM) is a communications company committed to providing tomorrow's solutions to today's business to business professionals, through the successful integration of print and electronic media forums.
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closed 10/13/2005 via Company Press Release

Highline Media, LLC, purchased Research and Futures magazines from Adams Business Media

synopsis: Highline Media, a leading information provider to the financial and insurance industries, today announced that it has acquired Research and Futures magazines from Adams Business Media. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries. "
seller parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
seller: Adams Business Media
Adams Business Media (ABM) is a communications company committed to providing tomorrow's solutions to today's business to business professionals, through the successful integration of print and electronic media forums.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Drew K, acquired Maker Mag

synopsis: Media entrepreneur Drew K has acquired indie entrepreneurship magazine Maker Mag. Drew K is a media entrepreneur expanding its base in independent publishing. Since its launch in 2018, Maker Mag has published more than 200 articles about independent entrepreneurship and grown its subscriber base to thousands of readers across the globe.
buyer: Drew K
Drew K is a media entrepreneur looking to expand their base in independent publishing. Drew K collaborates with writers to diversify revenue streams through novel monetization models. "
target parent: Ness Labs
target: Maker Mag
Maker Mag is an indie entrepreneurship magazine. Since its launch in 2018, Maker Mag has published more than 200 articles about independent entrepreneurship and grown its subscriber base to thousands of readers across the globe.
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closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ridgeway Capital, acquired Caspian Media Ltd

synopsis: Ridgeway Capital has backed the management buyout of Caspian Media, the owner of Real Deals. Ridgeway has acquired the business from LDC. Caspian was launched in 1996. Caspian produces respected, award-winning, content-driven B2B websites, magazines, apps and events, from intimate editor’s lunches to spectacular events and awards.
buyer: Ridgeway Capital
Ridgeway Capital is a specialist private equity investor in UK SME businesses. They support and invest in ambitious management teams and businesses with a sound business model. Their investment range is typically between £500,000 and £5 million per transaction. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: Caspian Media Ltd
Caspian produces respected, award-winning, content-driven B2B websites, magazines, apps and events, from intimate editor’s lunches to spectacular events and awards.
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closed 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: London-based research and events firm Informa has acquired telecommunications industry publisher Light Reading. Light Reading is networking the telecommunications industry as the largest research-lead media company in the world. Their 24/7 news, live events, and research focused on the telecom industry is unmatched.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,694.29)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading is networking the telecommunications industry as the largest research-lead media company in the world. Their 24/7 news, live events, and research focused on the telecom industry is unmatched.
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closed 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Stephen Saunders, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: Light Reading announced that it has been sold back to one of its original founders, Stephen Saunders, by current owner UBM plc. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.
buyer: Stephen Saunders
Stephen Saunders is the founder of Light Reading. He was formerly the Managing Director of DeusM, an intergrated marketing services unit of UBM. "
target parent: United Business Media Limited
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month.
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closed 8/18/2005 via PR Newswire

CMP Media LLC, acquired Light Reading, Inc.

synopsis: CMP Media has acquired Light Reading Inc., the leading integrated business media company serving the telecommunications industry and other related next-generation communications markets.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: CMP Media LLC
A subsidiary of UK-based United Business Media (formerly United News & Media), CMP Media is one of the world's top technology publishers. Its stable of offerings includes controlled-circulation magazines distributed free (CRN) and subscription-based (InformationWeek). "
target: Light Reading, Inc.
Light Reading Inc. is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation.
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announced 9/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Falfurrias Capital, will acquire Industry Dive, LLC

synopsis: Industry Dive and Charlotte-based private equity firm Falfurrias Capital Partners announced a partnership in which Falfurrias will acquire a majority equity interest in Industry Dive. Washington, D.C.-based Industry Dive was formed in January 2012 to provide news and trends for industry leaders through convenient mobile apps and websites.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm. The firm is focused on acquiring or investing in a diverse portfolio of growth-oriented middle-market companies. "
target: Industry Dive, LLC
Washington, D.C.-based Industry Dive was formed in January 2012 to provide news and trends for industry leaders through convenient mobile apps and websites. Industry Dive serves 7 million decision-makers through 22 daily online publications covering news and providing insights.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Publicize, Inc., will acquire Techli

synopsis: Midwest innovation publication, Techli, has been acquired by PR firm Publicize. Techli is an online media publication that delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
buyer: Publicize, Inc.
Publicize is a PR solution for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. They are a startup aiming to disrupt the PR industry with a flexible, cost-effective model that scales for entrepreneurs. They provide the very best PR services, quickly, effectively, and efficiently on a month to month basis. "
target: Techli
Techli is an online media publication that aims to be the source for news on entrepreneurship & innovation in the Midwest. Techli delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Publicize, Inc., will acquire Techli

synopsis: Midwest innovation publication, Techli, has been acquired by PR firm Publicize. Techli is an online media publication that delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
buyer: Publicize, Inc.
Publicize is a PR solution for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. They are a startup aiming to disrupt the PR industry with a flexible, cost-effective model that scales for entrepreneurs. They provide the very best PR services, quickly, effectively, and efficiently on a month to month basis. "
target: Techli
Techli is an online media publication that aims to be the source for news on entrepreneurship & innovation in the Midwest. Techli delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Story Worldwide LLC, acquired VonShine Industries

synopsis: Story Worldwide, a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency, has acquired VonShine Industries, a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Story Worldwide LLC
Story Worldwide is a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency. Story uses established storytelling techniques and talent to solve advertising and communication challenges. The agency focuses on creating engaging content that people want to share. "
target: VonShine Industries
VonShine Industries is a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, celebrity endorsement, product placement, and more.
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closed 11/20/2019 via Company Press Release

ZPB Associates, acquired Journalista

synopsis: ZPB Associates announces the acquisition of PR specialists Journalista to further establish ZPB as the most connected insight-led independent health communications consultancy in the UK. Journalista has the right insight to create powerful communications strategies that deliver swift and measurable results.
buyer: ZPB Associates
ZPB Associates is a healthcare strategy and communications firm. ZPB Associates work in healthcare and healthcare alone. They advise, position and steer organisations through the complexities of the UK health and care system. "
target: Journalista
UK-based Journalista, a values led specialist PR agency, makes complex issues clear for their clients. Journalista has the right insight to create powerful communications strategies that deliver swift and measurable results.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connective3 Ltd, acquired Silverthorn

synopsis: Performance marketing agency connective3 has acquired London PR firm Silverthorn. Silverthorn was launched by Laura Crimmons, who previously worked at search agency Branded3. Silverthorn is a Digital PR agency that fuses data with creativity to deliver campaigns that gives measurable results.
buyer: Connective3 Ltd
Connective3 is a digital performance agency with specialisms in SEO, content marketing, PPC, display & CRO. All underpinned by data & insights. "
target: Silverthorn
Silverthorn was founded in 2018 by Laura Crimmons, who has been working in PR alongside SEO pretty much since its inception. Silverthorn is a Digital PR agency that fuses data with creativity to deliver campaigns that gives measurable results.
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closed 11/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Farner Consulting AG, acquired Rod Kommunikation AG

synopsis: Farner, Switzerland’s leading agency for communications consultancy, has acquired Rod Kommunikation, an independent communications agency in Switzerland. Rod helps their clients to drive business, build loyal communities and reshape mindsets towards a brand. Rod specializes in public affairs, content, publicity, and more.
buyer: Farner Consulting AG
Farner is Switzerland’s leading agency for communications consultancy. It offers a comprehensive array of services, covering all aspects of public relations and public affairs – from content creation, research & analytics, digital and change communications through to advertising and events. "
target: Rod Kommunikation AG
Rod Kommunikation is an independent communications agency in Switzerland. Rod helps their clients to drive business, build loyal communities and reshape mindsets towards a brand. Rod specializes in public affairs, content, publicity, and more.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Motion Agency, acquired Remedy Chicago

synopsis: Motion, a leading integrated marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, announced its acquisition of Remedy, a branding and design consultancy focused on health, wellness, and social change. Motion’s expertise is anchored in four key practice areas: strategy, creative, content and public relations.
buyer: The Motion Agency
Motion is a leading integrated marketing agency headquartered in Chicago. Motion’s expertise is anchored in four key practice areas: strategy, creative, content and public relations. "
target: Remedy Chicago
Remedy is a branding and design consultancy focused on health, wellness, and social change. They work with global leaders, technology innovators and vanguard non-profits to redefine how people think about and experience health.
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closed 10/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc., acquired Karma Agency

synopsis: LRW Group, an analytics-powered marketing services company and a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital, announced the acquisition of Karma Agency, a strategic communications firm that specializes in brand management, marketing and public relations.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc.
Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) is a global collaboration of data-driven companies. Their abilities to translate human understanding and data analytics into business success has uncovered real growth levers in strategy, innovation, branding, communication, and experiences for top global brands. "
target: Karma Agency
Founded in 1999 with roots in public relations, Karma Agency is a full-service, category-diverse communications firm specializing in brand strategy and digital communications, as well as advertising, design, reputation management, issues and crisis communications, and earned and social media.
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announced 10/1/2019 via PR Newswire

Blume Media Group Inc., will acquire Agency ETA

synopsis: Blume Media Group Inc., a leader in content creation, live streaming and digital media, will acquire Agency ETA, a full service advertising and marketing agency. Agency ETA creates high-quality, award-winning campaigns that produce measurable results for their clients.
buyer: Blume Media Group Inc.
Blume is a leader in content creation, live streaming and digital media. Blume helps content creators, sports leagues, concert promoters, broadcasters, OTTs, and distributors to create, engage, transform, localize, and distribute content to audiences around the world. "
target: Agency ETA
Agency ETA is a full service advertising and marketing agency. Agency ETA creates high-quality, award-winning campaigns that produce measurable results for their clients. Agency ETA has expertise in brand development, social media, public relations, event marketing, and more.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bully Pulpit Interactive, acquired Aperture Strategies

synopsis: Bully Pulpit Interactive has purchased Aperture Strategies, the public affairs firm owned by veteran political operative Scott Mulhauser. Aperture Strategies works with corporations, coalitions, nonprofits, trade associations and elected officials to navigate public affairs, policy and management challenges.
buyer: Bully Pulpit Interactive
Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is a modern communications agency that builds believers for brands, causes and candidates. Born in politics and founded by leaders of the Obama campaign, BPI applies unique expertise from to create sophisticated and customized strategies for companies and candidates. "
target: Aperture Strategies
Aperture Strategies is a strategic advisory and communications firm working with corporations, coalitions, nonprofits, trade associations and elected officials to navigate public affairs, policy and management challenges and advise them on developments in Washington and across the globe.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Broadhead, acquired Kohnstamm Communications

synopsis: broadhead, a full service, independent marketing agency, has acquired Kohnstamm Communications, a leading food public relations agency. Known nationally for launching and marketing dozens of iconic better-for-you brands, Kohnstamm and its team will transition into broadhead while remaining a boutique, consumer food-focused brand in the market.
buyer: Broadhead
With more than 100 employees, broadhead is the largest full-service, independent marketing agency in Minnesota, representing a diverse set of Fortune 500 clients, including Boehringer Ingelheim, Bridgestone Firestone, Cargill, CHS, and The Mosaic Company. "
target: Kohnstamm Communications
Kohnstamm Communications is a full-service PR agency with a robust array of competencies including PR and brand strategy, influencer marketing, social media management, crisis and issues management, partnership and experiential marketing development, and media relations.
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announced 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Serious PR Ltd will be merged with Beattie Communications Group Ltd.,

synopsis: Serious PR, the UK-based full-service public relations and marketing consultancy, is to merge with Beattie, one of the UK's largest integrated communications agencies. The merger will create Beattie Ireland and the agency will provide integrated communications services to Ireland with the opening of an office in Dublin.
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: Serious PR Ltd
Serious PR is a UK-based full-service public relations and marketing consultancy. It was established as a traditional Corporate PR agency but has evolved into an integrated creative communications agency that delivers outstanding PR, Digital and Brand programs throughout the UK and Ireland.
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closed 5/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Mass Luminosity, acquired Wheelhouse Marketing and PR

synopsis: Mass Luminosity, a Dallas-based research, technology and experiential company, announces its acquisition of Fort Worth, TX based Wheelhouse Marketing and PR. Wheelhouse's core disciplines include: public relations campaigns, marketing initiatives, sales programs that are fully supported by inventive collaborations, and printing and design.
buyer: Mass Luminosity
Mass Luminosity is a research, technology and experiential company that integrates brands and people in a unique and powerful way. Its mission statement is the defragmentation and enhancement of the human experience. "
target: Wheelhouse Marketing and PR
Wheelhouse Marketing & PR connects brands and unique entertainment properties by creating partnerships that initiate win-win platforms. From PR campaigns, to marketing initiatives and sales programs, Wheelhouse takes a distinctive approach to manifesting a message that speaks to the consumer.
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closed 5/9/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Kanaris Group, acquired Uproar PR

synopsis: Uproar PR announces Kanaris Group has acquired the firm from co-founders Mike Harris and Catriona Harris. The acquisition comes after eight years of growth for Uproar PR, an international PR and social media firm. After the acquisition, Uproar PR will focus on strategic and controlled growth with expanded service offerings and an increase in staff.
buyer: Kanaris Group
Kanaris Group is led by Executive Director, Ermis Sfakiyanudis, a proven executive, with over 20 years experience launching and leading successful companies in competitive markets. "
target: Uproar PR
Uproar PR is a full-service public relations and social media agency that delivers top-tier results to drive sales and raise awareness for its clients. Uproar PR has service offerings in media relations, social media, creative services, thought-leadership and digital marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/27/2019 via Company Press Release

modop, acquired M.C. Communications

synopsis: modop, a company that creates content, branding, and communications to grow their clients’ relationships, has acquired M.C. Communications, a provider of full-service integrated advertising, public relations, media management and social media marketing.
buyer: modop
modop creates content, branding, and communications to grow their clients’ relationships with the people they touch. They see all modern brands as channels that broadcast across multiple, traditional, social, mobile and digital touchpoints. They know how to guide brands as they become broadcasters. "
target: M.C. Communications
M.C. Communications provides full-service integrated advertising, public relations, media management and social media marketing. Their experience ranges from manufacturing, energy, insurance and government to finance, retail, health, security and entertainment.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kwp Advertising Oldco Pty Ltd, acquired O'Rourke PR

synopsis: KWP, an independently owned, full-service Australian ad agency, has acquired O’Rourke PR, a results-driven, boutique public relations and communication company in Australia. O’Rourke PR assists its clients to gain a valuable edge over their competitors.
buyer: Kwp Advertising Oldco Pty Ltd
KWP! is an independently owned, full-service Australian ad agency providing a range of communication and marketing solutions for numerous, diverse businesses in all national markets. "
target: O'Rourke PR
O’Rourke PR is a results-driven, boutique public relations and communication company in Australia. O’Rourke PR assists its clients to gain a valuable edge over their competitors. The company creates campaigns that are co-ordinated, focused on key outcomes and tailor-made for each individual client.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire BJL Group Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network, a company made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands, will be acquiring BJL Group Limited, an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out.
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: BJL Group Ltd
BJL Group Limited is an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out and be successful in today’s world.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Amy Buckley and Amy Fahnestock, acquired The Hatcher Group, Inc.

synopsis: Amy Buckley and Amy Fahnestock have acquired Bethesda, MD-based strategic communications firm, The Hatcher Group. They acquired the firm from founder and president Ed Hatcher and co-owner Angie Cannon, who will both continue to be engaged at the firm in a consulting capacity.
buyer: Amy Buckley and Amy Fahnestock
Amy Buckley has more than 25 years of experience in strategic marketing and communications. Amy Fahnestock has over two decades of experience specializing in program management, strategic communications and change management. "
target: The Hatcher Group, Inc.
Founded in 2000, The Hatcher Group provides strategic communications, media relations, design, digital marketing, social media and web services to its clients, which include major national and regional foundations, nonprofits and other organizations that work to advance social change.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Argyle Group, acquired ChangeMakers

synopsis: Argyle Public Relationships, one of Canada's largest independent communications consulting firms, announced the acquisition of ChangeMakers, a leading marketing and strategic communications consulting firm, offering a full range of services to clients across Canada.
buyer: Argyle Group
Headquartered in Canada, Argyle enables private, public and non-profit sector leaders to understand their publics, make better decisions, communicate with creativity and build the relationships that drive their business success. "
target: ChangeMakers
ChangeMakers is a leading marketing and strategic communications consulting firm, offering a full range of services to clients across Canada. Their goal is to help clients achieve results and be successful.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Argyle Group, acquired Context

synopsis: Argyle Public Relationships, one of Canada's largest independent communications consulting firms, announced the acquisition of Context, a Canada-based company that develops communication and engagement programs that help their clients build healthy, sustainable communities.
buyer: Argyle Group
Headquartered in Canada, Argyle enables private, public and non-profit sector leaders to understand their publics, make better decisions, communicate with creativity and build the relationships that drive their business success. "
target: Context
Headquartered in Canada, Context develops communication and engagement programs that help their clients build healthy, sustainable communities. They use their deep experience and broad-based knowledge to help clients understand how to reach people and what makes them tick.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

rbb Communications, LLC, acquired Z|COMM

synopsis: rbb Communications, a leading integrated communications firm and four-time Agency of the Year, has acquired Z|COMM, the publicity and experiential agency formerly known as ZMPR. Z|COMM is based in Miami and has a proven track record of creating and nurturing the reputations of some of the most successful and recognizable names in the U.S.
buyer: rbb Communications, LLC
Headquartered in Miami, FL, rbb Communications is a marketing communications firm and four-time U.S. Agency of the Year. As the Champion of Breakout Brands, rbb inspires companies with insights on creating customer passion to increase sales. "
target: Z|COMM
Z|COMM is a publicity and consulting practice that transcends the boundaries of conventional PR with multi-faceted editorial, strategic marketing, corporate social responsibility and event campaigns that generate precise media messaging for consumer and industry attention.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/16/2019 via Company Press Release

WE Communications, acquired Codeword

synopsis: WE Communications, an international public relations firm has announced its acquisition of Codeword. Codeword is a hybrid agency that combines content, media relations and creativity to build effective communication programs.
buyer: WE Communications
WE Communications is an international public relations firm that works with some of the most innovative companies on the planet. For more than 30 years they’ve been movers and opinion shakers, experiencing firsthand how technology can enable brand transformation. "
target: Codeword
Codeword is a hybrid agency that combines content, media relations and thoughtful creativity to build effective communications programs. They help launch startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives.
price ($mm)
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year
2018
rev ($mm)
$45.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.19
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
241
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13,432.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$609.82
EBIT ($mm)
$477.87
Net Income ($mm)
$366.24
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21469
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$335.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$49.03
EBIT ($mm)
$33.01
Net Income ($mm)
$17.13
Employees
1979
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Ticker: LSE:HNT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huntsworth PLC
Huntsworth PLC
Huntsworth plc is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal area of focus is Health, which provides marketing and medical communications services to healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$285.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.65
EBIT ($mm)
$39.08
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
1903
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Ticker: PUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch is a communications consultant group, and the French leader in public relations, event, digital and social web, in France and around the globe.
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rev ($mm)
$183.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.24
EBIT ($mm)
$2.13
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
462
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Ticker: ENXTPA:HOP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$164.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.56
EBIT ($mm)
$3.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3.30
Employees
313
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Ticker: TSE:6058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vector Inc.
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year
2016
rev ($mm)
$102.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.98
EBIT ($mm)
$16.29
Net Income ($mm)
$8.34
Employees
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Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying).
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2014
rev ($mm)
$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
146
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SEC Spa
SEC Spa
SEC Spa is an Italian public relations company based in Milan, Italy. They specialize in public relations, advocacy and integral communications.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$23.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.06
EBIT ($mm)
$0.86
Net Income ($mm)
$0.20
Employees
226
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Ticker: FR:ALSEQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Makheia Group
Makheia Group
Makheia Group is a communication company in France. Makheia helps brands to boost their relations with the public, customers, employees, and shareholders. Markheia is focused on innovation/digital strategies, corporate mediation/editorial strategies, and business and relational activation.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.06
EBIT ($mm)
($0.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
140
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Ticker: WSE:YOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your Image S.A.
Your Image S.A.
Your Image is an innovative combination of a PR agency, marketing agency, interactive and advertising studies. It creates a company offering comprehensive services to its customers.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$0.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.09
EBIT ($mm)
$0.06
Net Income ($mm)
$0.07
Employees
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Ticker: CPSE:BORD B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F.E. Bording A/S
F.E. Bording A/S
F. E. Bording A/S is a holding company with a strong position in Scandinavia. The Bording Group is the leading supplier of Marketing Communication Services in Scandinavia, helping customers create business through communication and interaction.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$94.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.22
EBIT ($mm)
$5.04
Net Income ($mm)
$3.83
Employees
304
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