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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 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

MailChimp, acquired Courier Media

synopsis: Mailchimp, an all-in-one marketing platform for small businesses, has acquired Courier Media, a a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses.
buyer: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an always-on marketing platform for small businesses. MailChimp makes it easy for businesses to design and send beautiful emails, manage their contacts, and stay on top of their marketing. Their tools allow users to create emails, Facebook ads, landing pages, and more. "
target: Courier Media
Courier Media is a bi-monthly print magazine in the UK that covers stories of startup culture and modern business. Courier provides educational and inspirational content for modern entrepreneurs and small businesses. They also offer an email newsletter and a monthly newspaper focused on London.
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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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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:$3,663.05)
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 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 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bignon De Keyser Paris, acquired Eliott & Markus

synopsis: Bignon De Keyser France, a strategy consulting firm dedicated to the legal professions, has acquired Eliott & Markus, specializing in influence and brand consulting for consulting firms. The objective of the operation is to strengthen the synergies between two historic players in the French legal market.
buyer: Bignon De Keyser Paris
Bignon De Keyser is dedicated to helping players in the legal industry achieve lasting success. They do this by helping them to envisage the future, improve their organization. Allowing them thereby to respond to their clients’ needs and to anticipate trends. "
target: Eliott & Markus
From brand enhancement to enhancement of expertise, Eliott & Markus has structured integrated and agile support, at the crossroads of influence and branding. It offers the most complete marketing and communication skills platform on the French market.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gen-G, acquired Gootenberg SAS

synopsis: Gen-G, a communications and public relations consultancy agency founded in 2012 by Laurence Gabriel, acquired the Gootenberg agency. Gootenberg is a new generation PR agency based in France that integrates the practice of social media in a single approach to global communication.
buyer: Gen-G
Based in France and created in 2012 by Laurence Gabriel, Gen-G helps companies of all sizes in the development and the management of their images, especially with the media. The agency gives advice on communication and public relations, developing a strategic and operational approach. "
target: Gootenberg SAS
Gootenberg is a new generation PR agency based in France. Gootenberg integrates the practice of social media in a single approach to global communication. It operates on the B2B and B2C markets on behalf of companies sharing the vision of dialogued communication with stakeholders.
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closed 4/7/2020 via BusinessWire

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

synopsis: The Bradford Group, a Nashville-based public relations agency, has merged with the Dalton Agency to create Nashville’s fourth largest public relations and advertising agency as measured by revenue. The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation.
buyer: The Bradford Group
The Bradford Group is a PR/marketing firm based in Nashville, Tennessee that integrates public relations, inbound marketing, outbound marketing and social media. They create contagious conversations that build brands. "
target: The Dalton Agency
The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation. Through their experiential, interactive and corporate show production, the agency is able to create experiences online, offline & live.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Horizon Group of North America, acquired Cronin

synopsis: Southport marketing agency Horizon Group of North America has acquired Glastonbury digital-marketing firm Cronin and its visual content production company, Off Leash Studios. The three firms have combined to create a new organization called Cronin Group Holdings, but each will continue operating under their current names.
buyer: Horizon Group of North America
Horizon Group of North America is an insight-driven consumer and retail transformation expert. Horizon Group has successfully grown brands, started and scaled companies, led change, developed innovation, built business development partnerships, and optimized communications. "
target: Cronin
Based in Glastonbury, Cronin is a digitally driven, results-focused marketing agency. The agency’s capabilities include strategy and analytics; advertising; content development; media planning, buying and optimization; digital services; public relations; social media; direct marketing; and research.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nerio Communications merged with CRE8IVE,

synopsis: Nerio Communications has merged with CRE8IVE, a leading creative agency in Australia. Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, and more.
buyer: CRE8IVE
CRE8IVE is a leading creative agency in Australia. CRE8IVE specializes in branding, campaign development and the development of websites. CRE8IVE utilizes clever strategy, considered design and innovative technologies to help businesses tell compelling stories to reach their audience. "
target: Nerio Communications
Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful and long-term relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, content creation, and more.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

SKDKnickerbocker, acquired Sloane & Company

synopsis: The nation’s leading public affairs firm, SKDKnickerbocker, has acquired Sloane & Company, an industry-leading corporate and financial communications firm. Through the combination, the wide breadth of services available to clients will include corporate positioning and media relations, public affairs, political campaigns, M&A support, and more.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: SKDKnickerbocker
SKDKnickerbocker (SKDK) is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: Sloane & Company
Sloane & Company is an industry-leading strategic communications firm focused on Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Investor Relations, Crisis Communications and Issue Management, Shareholder Activism and Proxy Contests, Transaction Support, and Public Affairs.
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Teneo, Inc., acquired Bridge PR

synopsis: Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, announced the acquisition of Bridge PR, a proven and specialist PR and content development agency engaged in building and managing reputation through all media platforms for a wide range of businesses and organisations operating across a range of sectors at national and regional level.
buyer: Teneo, Inc.
Teneo is a global CEO advisory firm. Teneo works exclusively with the CEOs and senior executives of the world’s leading companies, Teneo provides strategic counsel across their full range of key objectives and issues. "
target: Bridge PR
Based in Ireland, Bridge PR is a proven and specialist PR and content development agency engaged in building and managing reputation through all media platforms for a wide range of businesses and organisations operating across a range of sectors at national and regional level.
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announced 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

French/West/Vaughan, will acquire CGPR

synopsis: French West Vaughan, a nationally recognized as a pioneering influence in integrated marketing, has acquired CGPR, a public relations firm with a consumer focus, leveraging a wide scope of expertise on behalf of clients that are established leaders in their industries.
buyer: French/West/Vaughan
French West Vaughan (FWV) is nationally recognized as a pioneering influence in integrated marketing. They work with some of the world’s leading corporate and consumer brands, mid-sized companies, governmental offices and entrepreneurial ventures. "
target: CGPR
CGPR is a public relations firm with a consumer focus, leveraging a wide scope of expertise on behalf of clients that are established leaders in their industries. The agency provides first-class customer service that generates long-term relationships with clients above the industry average.
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closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, acquired Bottom Line Marketing & Public Relations, Inc.

synopsis: Michael Best Strategies announced that it has acquired the Milwaukee-based strategic communications firm of Bottom Line Marketing & Public Relations, Inc. Bottom Line creates the most effective mix of marketing and public relations strategies to support their client's business objectives.
buyer: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Michael Best is a full service law firm with more than 250 lawyers who provide their clients with the exceptional legal service and business acumen that have defined Michael Best for generations. Michael Best has a long history of serving clients in the consumer and industrial products sectors. "
target: Bottom Line Marketing & Public Relations, Inc.
Bottom Line Marketing & Public Relations, Inc. is a Milwaukee-based strategic communications firm. Bottom Line creates the most effective mix of marketing and public relations strategies to support their client's business objectives.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Web

Vectra Digital, acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc.

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

EMW Digital, acquired Landtroop Strategies

synopsis: Cathy Landtroop, founder and CEO of local media and public relations firm Landtroop Strategies, announced the sale of Landtroop Strategies to EMW Digital, forging one of the largest marketing and advertising agencies in the Lubbock, TX region. Landtroop Strategies is a public strategies firm based in West Texas, but serving clients nationwide.
buyer: EMW Digital
EMW Digital has a vision to be the leading authority in Digital Ecosystem Development by being the best at acquiring leads for their clients through Facebook Advertising, Click Funnel & Landing Page Development, Contact Acquisition, and Email Marketing. "
target: Landtroop Strategies
Landtroop Strategies is a public strategies firm based in West Texas, but serving clients nationwide. Capitalizing on their experience to both create and implement sophisticated strategies, they move clients from vision to realization.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Brodeur Partners, acquired TechTHiNQ

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

Marketing Network Limited, acquired Valda Boardman Public Relations Limited

synopsis: Marketing Network Group has acquired a majority stake in Valda Boardman PR (VBPR), the public relations consultancy headed by Valda Boardman. Valda Boardman founded VBPR in 2005, to provide consumer and corporate PR services to Irish businesses, International brands, and government agencies, with an emphasis on food, drink and lifestyle brands.
buyer: Marketing Network Limited
Marketing Network is an independent full-service agency. They build relationships with clients that last. Their philosophy of ‘True integration’ delivers top-class strategic thinking and creative execution to some of the most successful brands in Ireland. "
target: Valda Boardman Public Relations Limited
Valda Boardman PR (VBPR) is the public relations consultancy headed by Valda Boardman. Valda Boardman founded VBPR in 2005, to provide consumer and corporate PR services to Irish businesses, International brands, and government agencies, with an emphasis on food, drink and lifestyle brands.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Builtvisible Ltd, acquired Builtvisible Ltd

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

TOH PR merged with PRCO Group,

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