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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Continuum Health Communications

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm serving more than 500 private and public company clients, has acquired Continuum Health Communications, an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications.
buyer: ICR
ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America. "
target: Continuum Health Communications
Continuum Health Communications is an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications. They work across the industry from pharma and biotech, to device and diagnostics, to B2B technology.
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closed 6/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, acquired Watermeadow

synopsis: United Drug plc (UD) announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Watermeadow Medical Ltd and Watermeadow Medical Consulting Inc for a total consideration of up to £13m. Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: Watermeadow
Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US. It provides services to global pharmaceutical companies, including medical writing and preparation of promotional and educational materials typically for products pre-launch.
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closed 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prime Global Medical Communications Ltd., acquired Cambridge Medical Communication

synopsis: Prime Global has bought Cambridge Medical Communication in a deal that will see the UK-based company join its stable of six agencies and two consultancies. Cambridge Medical Communication is an independent medical communications agency based near Cambridge, UK.
buyer: Prime Global Medical Communications Ltd.
Prime Global is a group of seven full-service Medical Communications agencies and two specialist consultancies. They provide the world’s leading biotech, pharma and healthcare businesses with professional communications and strategic consultancy services. "
target: Cambridge Medical Communication
Cambridge Medical Communication is an independent medical communications agency based near Cambridge, UK. Founded in 1998 by Managing Director, Jenny Muiry PhD, Cambridge Medical Communication has built up a formidable reputation for providing clear and imaginative medical communication materials.
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closed 5/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Waterland Private Equity Investments, acquired Integrated Medhealth Communication

synopsis: Dutch firm Waterland Private Equity has bought a significant majority stake in UK-based consultancy Integrated Medhealth Communication (IMC). IMC provides healthcare communication and medical affairs support to over 50 pharmaceutical, biotech, vaccine, device, and diagnostic companies globally.
buyer: Waterland Private Equity Investments
Based in the Netherlands, Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realising their growth ambitions. Waterland enables its portfolio companies to achieve accelerated growth both organically and through acquisitions. "
target: Integrated Medhealth Communication
Founded in 2006, Integrated Medhealth Communication (IMC) provides healthcare communication and medical affairs support to over 50 pharmaceutical, biotech, vaccine, device, and diagnostic companies globally, including eight of the 20 largest drug companies in the world.
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closed 5/1/2020 via Company Press Release

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., acquired Huntsworth PLC

synopsis: CD&R Artemis UK Bidco Ltd, an entity formed by US private equity Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLP, is to acquire Huntsworth PLC, 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.
buyer: Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc.
Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) is a private investment firm with a strategy predicated on producing financial returns by building stronger, more profitable businesses. Since inception, CD&R has managed the investment of $28 billion in 84 businesses. The Firm has offices in New York and London. "
target: Huntsworth PLC (LSE:HNT:$342.69)
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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closed 6/8/2022 via PR Newswire

Spectrum Science Communications, Inc., acquired Sonic Health

synopsis: Spectrum Science, an independent, integrated marketing, communications and media agency hyper-focused on health and science, announced the acquisition of SONIC Health, a strategic agency that applies the science of storytelling to transform corporate and brand communications.
buyer: Spectrum Science Communications, Inc.
Spectrum Science is an integrated marketing, communications and media agency like no other. An independent, full-service agency with end-to-end capabilities, Spectrum's team are experts in science—focused on strategic engagements with its audiences. "
target: Sonic Health
SONIC Health is a privately held life sciences marketing company. Strategists by trade, innovators by reputation, and storytellers at heart, SONIC Health is comprised of big agency veterans offering traditional agency services that center around the story their clients want to tell the world.
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closed 9/24/2021 via PR Newswire

Open Health, acquired Ark Agency

synopsis: UK-based OPEN Health has acquired ARK, a British data-driven, digital-first creative agency operating in the healthcare sector. Integrating the ARK business with the OPEN Health Group further strengthens OPEN Health's global creative, digital-first resources, and its ability to offer its global clients measurable omnichannel campaigns.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Open Health
Based in the UK, OPEN Health brings together deep scientific knowledge, global understanding, and broad specialist expertise to support its clients in improving health outcomes and patient wellbeing. "
target: Ark Agency
UK-based ARK is the first data-driven, digital-first creative agency in healthcare. ARK takes the traditional creative approach to advertising, medical communications and PR and adds data to help sharpen its effectiveness.
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closed 7/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Deerfield Agency of Brand, acquired Verge Scientific Communications, LLC

synopsis: Deerfield Agency, one of the fastest growing independent marketing and commercialization partners for life sciences companies, has acquired Verge Scientific Communications, a Virginia-based, brand strategy and strategic communications agency dedicated to shaping the stories of emerging and pioneering health and science-driven companies.
buyer: Deerfield Agency of Brand
Deerfield is a full-service agency that specializes in healthcare marketing and is founded on the principle of providing extraordinary work at an exceptional value. Deerfield keeps brands at the forefront with its compelling strategy, creative, media, print, and digital innovation. "
target: Verge Scientific Communications, LLC
Verge is a strategic communications firm shaping the stories of pioneering companies and brands. Verge partners with innovator companies pushing the bounds of science, inventing new products, and advancing technologies that change the way people live.
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announced 5/31/2022 via BusinessWire

Astorg, will acquire Open Health

synopsis: Astorg and Amulet Capital Partners have signed a binding agreement whereby Astorg will acquire OPEN Health, a leading global provider of scientific communications and market access services to the pharmaceutical industry.
buyer: Astorg
Astorg is a leading independent private equity firm with over €17 billion of assets under management. Astorg works with entrepreneurs and management teams to acquire market leading global companies and provide them with strategic guidance, governance, and capital. "
target parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
target: Open Health
OPEN Health is one of the leading global providers of scientific communications and market access services helping pharmaceutical companies to unlock the full potential of their clinical and commercial assets.
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closed 4/28/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Dentsu Health, acquired ANTIBODY Healthcare Communications

synopsis: Dentsu announced the merger of Antibody, Canada’s premier full-service communications agency, with Dentsu Health. The merger follows on the heels of rapid growth for the global healthcare solution. Antibody was formed with the goal to re-invent the healthcare communications agency and build the first agency that is a true strategic partner.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Health
Dentsu health is an integrated solution that is transforming the healthcare agency services model through a global teaming platform of 2,000+ experts, specializing in health, wellness and pharmaceutical marketing. "
target: ANTIBODY Healthcare Communications
Antibody is Canada’s premier full-service communications agency. Antibody was formed with the goal to re-invent the healthcare communications agency and build the first agency that is a true strategic partner.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

AIM Communication Srl, acquired GAS Communication & Partners s.r.l.

synopsis: AIM Communication, part of AIM Group, has acquired the majority stake in Gas Communication, a PR and media relations agency specialising in the health sector. Gas Communication has been offering communication consultancy and highly professional services since 1999.
buyer parent: AIM Group International S.P.A.
buyer: AIM Communication Srl
AIM Communication, part of AIM Group, is the open innovation network dedicated to communication, brand activation and digital technologies. Its network includes agencies Vangogh, Nautes and the Fandango Club. "
target: GAS Communication & Partners s.r.l.
Based in Italy, GAS Communication is a communication and public relations agency specialized in the health sector, which has been offering communication consultancy and highly professional services since 1999.
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired jacobstahl

synopsis: Global independent PR agency Ruder Finn announced that it has acquired jacobstahl, a full-service public relations agency specializing in healthcare (Rx and OTC), health and well being, consumer and corporate communications. jacobstahl was founded in 2003.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn is one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies with headquarters in the US and China. It is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: jacobstahl
jacobstahl is a full-service agency specializing in healthcare (Rx and OTC), health and well being, consumer and corporate communications. jacobstahl was founded in 2003.
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closed 4/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Envision Pharma Group, acquired 90Ten

synopsis: Global healthcare communications consultancy 90TEN has been acquired by Envision Pharma Group, a global provider of evidence-based communication services and industry-leading technology solutions. The acquisition of 90TEN extends Envision’s footprint in patient engagement and medical communications with its behavioral science methodology.
buyer parent: Ardian
buyer: Envision Pharma Group
Envision Pharma Group is a global technology and scientific communications company serving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. Envision is a leading provider of evidence-based communication services and industry-leading technology solutions through its iEnvision platform. "
target: 90Ten
90TEN is a global healthcare communications consultancy that aims to make people healthier and happier through education and communications. The company provides PR, medical communications, and patient advocacy services that use behavioral science methodologies to maximize brand and health outcomes.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
price ($mm)
$28
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closed 12/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Open Health merged with Peloton Advantage,

synopsis: Amulet Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, focused exclusively on the healthcare sector, announced that it has acquired OPEN Health, a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group. Amulet plans to merge OPEN Health with its existing portfolio company, Peloton Advantage.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Peloton Advantage
Peloton Advantage, LLC is a medical communications company specializing in strategic publication planning and associated content development for medical education programs. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Open Health
OPEN Health is a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, operating within four core business areas: Medical Communications; Patient and Brand Communications; Value, Informatics and Evidence; Consulting and Commercialization.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cello Health Communications, purchased Healthcare Team from Firstlight Public Relations

synopsis: Cello Health Communications has acquired the ten-strong healthcare team at Firstlight Public Relations. Firstlight’s healthcare team, which was established in 2011 by Pat Pearson, will now be called Cello Health Public Relations and is located in central London. Firstlight's healthcare team provides healthcare public relations services.
buyer parent: Cello Health plc
buyer: Cello Health Communications
Cello Health Communications provides the full range of evidence through engagement solutions to biopharma, device, diagnostic and consumer companies through the synergistic blend of their strategic, scientific and creative expertise. "
seller: Firstlight Public Relations
Firstlight’s healthcare team, which was established in 2011 by Pat Pearson, provides healthcare public relations services. Firstlight Public Relations is a UK-based full service public relations agency with extensive experience in corporate, B2B, and healthcare communications.
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closed 6/24/2015 via PR Newswire

Havas Health, acquired Just:: Health Communications

synopsis: Havas Health announced the acquisition of Just:: Health Communications, a leading London agency known for its innovative work and for providing services to global clients in public relations, medical communications, public affairs and digital communications.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas Health
The Havas Health network has a uniquely unified model offering strategy, promotion, medical education, market access, PR and digital solutions inside each agency asset. "
target: Just:: Health Communications
Just:: is a healthcare agency that is committed to working with ambitious, people who share its desire to ask questions, break new ground and make a positive impact. Just:: prides itself on giving confident, honest advice and creating powerful campaigns that resonate with clients and stakeholders.
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closed 3/3/2015 via GlobeNewswire

A.D.A.M., Inc., acquired Via Media Health

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a leading supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, announced that it has acquired Via Media Health, one of India's leading health content & communication companies. Via Media Health will be immediately integrated into its A.D.A.M. Health Information Exchange Division.
buyer parent: Ebix, Inc.
buyer: A.D.A.M., Inc. (ADAM:$0.00)
Founded in 1990, A.D.A.M., Animated Dissection of Anatomy for Medicine, has been a worldwide leading provider of consumer health information and benefits technology solutions to health care organizations, hospitals, benefits brokers, employers, consumers, and educational institutions. "
target: Via Media Health
Via Media Health is a 13 years old communication, consulting, and networking organization focused on innovative health communication solutions in India.
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closed 4/2/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Paul Werth Associates, acquired Generations Sync

synopsis: Paul Werth Associates, an integrated communications firm based in Columbus, Ohio, has acquired Generations Sync, a Chicago-based boutique firm specializing in health care public relations and direct marketing. Generations Sync is immediately changing its name to Paul Werth Associates.
buyer: Paul Werth Associates
Paul Werth Associates is an independent, full-service communications firm that helps grow businesses, launch brands and shape strategies for some of the Midwest's leading organizations. Its competencies include public relations, public affairs, marketing and branding, B2B advertising, and research. "
target: Generations Sync
Generations Sync is a boutique firm specializing in health care public relations and direct marketing. It produces stronger brands and loyal customers by integrating emerging technologies with traditional disciplines such as strategy, promotional education, and direct marketing.
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closed 6/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Fingerpaint Marketing, acquired SPLICE Agency LLC

synopsis: Fingerpaint, a full-service health and wellness marketing firm, has acquired Splice, a company that provides healthcare communication services, including consulting, customer relationship management, branding, content strategy, marketing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device advisory services.
buyer: Fingerpaint Marketing
Fingerpaint is a full-service health and wellness marketing firm. They are known for their innovative and data-driven approach to providing analytics-enabled, integrated marketing solutions to healthcare clients, specifically in the pharmaceutical, rare disease, and gene therapy sectors. "
target: SPLICE Agency LLC
SPLICE Agency provides healthcare communication services, including consulting, customer relationship management, branding, content strategy, marketing, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device advisory services. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Emeryville, California.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Continuum Health Communications

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm serving more than 500 private and public company clients, has acquired Continuum Health Communications, an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications.
buyer: ICR
ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America. "
target: Continuum Health Communications
Continuum Health Communications is an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications. They work across the industry from pharma and biotech, to device and diagnostics, to B2B technology.
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closed 1/3/2019 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Westwicke Partners

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, announced that it has acquired Westwicke Partners, a company that provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively.
buyer: ICR
ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America. "
target: Westwicke Partners
Westwicke Partners provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively, and is headquartered in Baltimore.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Continuum Health Communications

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm serving more than 500 private and public company clients, has acquired Continuum Health Communications, an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications.
buyer: ICR
ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America. "
target: Continuum Health Communications
Continuum Health Communications is an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications. They work across the industry from pharma and biotech, to device and diagnostics, to B2B technology.
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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 7/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Dalyn Miller Public Relations, LLC, purchased PR Agency Arm from Super Connector Media

synopsis: Super Connector Media, an award-winning online education & training company, has announced that it has sold the PR agency arm of its business to leading public relations & communications agency Dalyn Miller Public Relations.
buyer: Dalyn Miller Public Relations, LLC
Dalyn Miller Public Relations, LLC is a full-service communications agency providing brands, authors, and industry leaders with public relations, strategic planning, brand consulting & management, media training, and corporate communications. "
seller: Super Connector Media
The acquisition includes the PR agency arm of Super Connector Media, an award-winning online education & training company and one of the fastest growing private companies in America.
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closed 7/8/2022 via BusinessWire

SiaXperience, acquired Addison New York

synopsis: Sia Partners, through SiaXperience, has acquired Addison, an independent brand strategy and communications design firm that also focuses on information simplification. They specialize in branding, content creation, financial marketing, stakeholder communications, sustainability, CSR and ESG.
buyer parent: Sia Partners
buyer: SiaXperience
SiaXperience is Sia Partners' design and creativity brand. SiaXperience's ambition is to develop connectivity between brands and consumers, with a powerful analytical bias at the service of best practices in creativity and design. "
target: Addison New York
Addison is an independent brand strategy and communications design firm that also focuses on information simplification. They specialize in branding, content creation, financial marketing, stakeholder communications, sustainability, CSR and ESG.
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announced 6/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

Deloitte LLP, will acquire PRGATE Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Deloitte Korea has officially signed to acquire PRGATE, a local communications and consulting company with an expertise in setting up brand strategies. PRGATE offers services to over 500 local and global companies, ranging from brand strategy, risk management and media advocacy to digital publicity.
buyer: Deloitte LLP
Deloitte is the largest global professional services and consulting network. With over 312,000 professionals in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality services to their clients. "
target: PRGATE Co. Ltd.
PRGATE, based in South Korea, is a local communications and consulting company with an expertise in setting up brand strategies. PRGATE offers services to over 500 local and global companies, ranging from brand strategy, risk management and media advocacy to digital publicity.
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closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

SEC Newgate S.p.A, acquired Global Strategy Group

synopsis: Milan-based SEC Newgate has acquired the leading US-based public affairs and communications agency Global Strategy Group (GSG). Founded in 1995, GSG is a full-service research, public affairs, and communications agency, with strong relationships throughout the media, politics, and policy landscapes.
buyer: SEC Newgate S.p.A (AIM:SECG:$78.39)
Headquartered in Italy, SEC Newgate is an insights and research-driven global strategic communications and advocacy group. The Group works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media to deliver positive outcomes for clients and communities in a connected world. "
target: Global Strategy Group
Global Strategy Group (GSG) is a full-service communications, public affairs and research agency tackling some of today’s most complex and important challenges. GSG protects and builds corporate reputations, influences decision makers, advocates on important social issues, and wins campaigns
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Gravity Global, acquired 9thWonder

synopsis: Gravity Global, the world's most awarded B2B and complex markets agency, has acquired 9thWonder, a global strategic marketing, media and idea company. They offer services in brand strategy, research, public relations, social media, website design, and more.
buyer: Gravity Global
Headquartered in the UK, Gravity Global offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution. They are an integrated, channel neutral, award-winning and proven team delivering marketing campaigns that truly transform. "
target: 9thWonder
At 9thWonder, a global strategic marketing, media and idea company with employees in 7 cities, they see greatness in everyday brands. They offer services in brand strategy, research, public relations, social media, website design, and more.
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closed 3/7/2022 via BusinessWire

Jean Serra, acquired V2 Communications

synopsis: V2 Communications (V2), a public relations and digital communications agency for disruptive global brands, announced that co-founder Jean Serra has acquired full ownership of the agency from Maura FitzGerald.
buyer: Jean Serra
As now CEO and co-founder at V2 Communications, Jean Serra has over 20 years of experience helping disruptive companies become ascending brands. Clients know Jean for her unmatched depth of industry expertise in the enterprise, consumer and professional services sectors. "
target: V2 Communications
V2 Communications is an award-winning public relations and digital communications firm for disruptive global brands, redefining what it means to be a strategic communications partner.
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closed 1/21/2022 via BusinessWire

SMITH, acquired Adept Marketing

synopsis: Smith, a global performance commerce agency, has acquired Adept, a Columbus, Ohio-based agency best known for maximizing brand growth through digital marketing. They specialize in SEO, PR, web development, social media and more.
buyer: SMITH
Smith is a performance commerce agency that designs and develops digital solutions enabling over 500,000 transactions around the globe each day. They create innovative solutions that enhance customer experience, accelerate digital sales and optimize operations. "
target: Adept Marketing
Adept Marketing is a Columbus, Ohio-based agency best known for maximizing brand growth through digital marketing. They specialize in SEO, PR, web development, social media and more.
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closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Finn Partners, acquired 360 Intelligent Communications

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm FINN Partners has acquired 360, the Dublin PR and communications consultancy led by Dan Pender. Their clients span technology, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing, and health sectors.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: 360 Intelligent Communications
360 is a Dublin PR and communications consultancy led by Dan Pender. 360 was established by Pender in 2011 and has a team of 17 people. Clients span technology, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing, and health sectors.
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announced 9/8/2021 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire King James Group

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa-based King James Group, a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: King James Group
King James Group is an independent South African agency, made up of seven specialist companies and divisions that work in tandem. They span advertising, branding, PR, digital marketing and more.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Clarity PR, acquired 3WhiteHats

synopsis: Clarity PR, a fast-growing, international communications agency, has acquired 3WhiteHats, a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
buyer: Clarity PR
Clarity PR is a fast-growing, international communications agency with offices in New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles with partners and staff in most major European markets. They specialize in Public Relations, Media Relations, Communication, Social Media, and Content Creation. "
target: 3WhiteHats
3WhiteHats is a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Frank PR, acquired Frank PR

synopsis: Frank, a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations, has completed a management buyout from Enero Group, taking back 100% ownership of the UK PR firm. The deal sees Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier acquire the remaining 75% held by Enero.
buyer: Frank PR
The management buyout was led by Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier. "
target parent: Enero Group Limited
target: Frank PR
Frank is a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations. They specialize in consumer PR, social media and online PR, events, experiential, content marketing, brand communication, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.16*
rev ($mm)
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announced 1/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AMF Media Group, will acquire Connext Services

synopsis: AMF Media Group, an award-winning, full-service marketing agency, will acquire Connext, a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
buyer: AMF Media Group
AMF Media Group is a full-service agency that delivers a comprehensive and clear approach on brand strategy and marketing, public relations, crisis communications, internal communications, multimedia production, web design and development, event planning and management. "
target: Connext Services
Connext provides a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Republix, acquired tag agency

synopsis: Republix, a Canadian company that connects businesses to marketing agencies, has acquired tag, a boutique agency in Canada that serves B2C, B2B, and franchise businesses. tag specializes in a variety of disciplines, including creative, digital, social and public relations. They offer services for brand strategy, campaign development, and more.
buyer: Republix
Republix is a Canadian company that connects businesses to marketing agencies. Republix provides their portfolio companies (Citizens) with the support and operational guidance they need to grow. Their Citizens include Arcane, Erational Marketing, Integrity, Linked Intoleads, and Media Mechanics. "
target: tag agency
tag is a full-service boutique agency in Canada that serves B2C, B2B, and franchise businesses. tag specializes in a variety of disciplines, including creative, digital, social and public relations. They offer services for brand strategy, campaign development, communications planning, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Brands International, Inc, will acquire ChizComm Ltd

synopsis: Genius Brands International, Inc., a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, is to acquire ChizComm Ltd., a leading North American marketing and media agency, as well as ChizComm Beacon Media, its best-in-class media research, planning and buying division.
buyer: Genius Brands International, Inc (GNUS:$7.87)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: ChizComm Ltd
ChizComm is Canada's full-service marketing and communications agency, specializing in the strategy and execution of public relations, digital marketing, social media, and creative services. They cultivate long-lasting, impactful connections between consumers and brands across a range of industries.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2020 via BusinessWire

Sard Verbinnen & Co., acquired Oakhill Communications

synopsis: Sard Verbinnen & Co, a leading global strategic communications consultancy, has acquired the UK based communications and public affairs firm, Oakhill Communications. Oakhill provides public affairs and crisis communications advice to FTSE 100 companies, high net worth individuals, leading UK non-profits and trade groups.
buyer: Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Sard Verbinnen & Co. is an independent strategic communications firm focused on supporting companies through complex, high stakes situations affecting reputation and value, including transactions, proxy contests, IPOs, litigation and crises. "
target: Oakhill Communications
Oakhill Communications is an independent public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. Oakhill’s partners and consultants bring a wealth of experience across all aspects of strategic and crisis communications and public affairs.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Seven Letter, acquired O’Neill and Associates

synopsis: O’Neill and Associates, New England’s leading public affairs and communications firm, is to combine with Seven Letter, a full-service strategic communications firm with specialties in crisis communications, creative content development, brand and reputation management, public affairs and digital strategy.
buyer: Seven Letter
Seven Letter is a full-service strategic communications firm with specialties in crisis communications, creative content development, brand and reputation management, public affairs and digital strategy. "
target: O’Neill and Associates
O’Neill and Associates is New England’s leading public affairs and communications firm that has served as the agency of choice for private and public sector companies and organizations across the United States.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Monet + Associés, acquired Brainstorming Communication

synopsis: Monet + Associés, an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement, has acquired Brainstorming, a communications consulting agency also based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies.
buyer: Monet + Associés
Monet + Associés is an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement. "
target: Brainstorming Communication
Brainstorming is a communications consulting agency based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies. They specialize in advertising, brand content, social media, editorial, operational and digital marketing, press relations, influence, and e-reputation.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Venetian Media Group, acquired Frontier Advertising

synopsis: Venetian Media Group, an independent, Australian owned and operated agency group, has acquired Frontier Advertising, an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
buyer: Venetian Media Group
Venetian Media Group was founded by Mark and Michael Fishwick to deliver a collective, end-to end offering that will see the suite of brands work individually or collaboratively as needed to deliver optimum creativity for clients, beyond agency boundaries. They focus on advertising and media. "
target: Frontier Advertising
Established in 1993, Frontier Advertising is an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/1/2020 via BusinessWire

CG Life, acquired McDAY

synopsis: CG Life, an integrated marketing and communications agency focused on life science and healthcare, has acquired McDAY, a strategic marketing communications agency. McDay provides marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
buyer: CG Life
CG Life is an integrated marketing communications agency focused on life science and healthcare. They work with biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, and tools/instrumentation companies of all sizes around the globe. CG Life builds brands and generates growth. "
target: McDAY
McDay is a strategic marketing communications firm located in Center City, Philadelphia. The McDay staff is experienced in providing marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
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