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closed 9/26/2018 via PR Newswire

2e Creative, acquired Fire & Rain

synopsis: St. Louis-based 2e Creative, an internationally recognized full-service agency with a portfolio of global life science clients, announced the acquisition of Fire & Rain, an independent field force training, leadership development, and meetings and events consultancy based in Evansville, Indiana.
buyer: 2e Creative
2e Group is an independent full-service launch and growth agency that helps pharmaceutical and medical device companies more efficiently and effectively commercialize new therapies and technology. "
target: Fire & Rain
Fire & Rain is a life science consultancy with an established reputation for world-class marketing engagement. Fire & Rain is one of the largest independent firms focused on empowering the teams and amplifying the brands of some of the most important regional and global companies.
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announced 2/7/2018 via Company Press Release

Upward Brand Interactions, will acquire Graphica, LLC

synopsis: Upward Brand Interactions, a fully-integrated interactive marketing agency, has agreed to acquire Graphica, a nationally renowned brand design firm with a reputation for delivering world-class brand identity and design. Graphica has an impressive portfolio of brand and design work with experience in consumer, healthcare/medical and B2B industries.
buyer: Upward Brand Interactions
Upward Brand Interactions is a fully-integrated interactive marketing agency group that helps brands thrive in traditional and digital environments. Upward services include brand communication, interactive, search marketing and content marketing. "
target: Graphica, LLC
Graphica is a nationally renowned brand design firm with a reputation for delivering world-class brand identity and design. Graphica has an impressive portfolio of brand and design work with experience in consumer, healthcare/medical and B2B industries.
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closed 11/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Baird Capital Partners, acquired PARTNERS+simons

synopsis: PARTNERS+simons, a leading brand communications company specializing in the healthcare and financial services industries, announced an investment from Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity.
buyer: Baird Capital Partners
Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, invests in lower middle-market companies in the business services, manufactured products and healthcare sectors. "
target: PARTNERS+simons
PARTNERS+simons is a brand communications company that generates unambiguous business outcomes for its clients in the healthcare, financial services, and technology sectors.
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe GET, acquired K’noe

synopsis: Groupe GET, a group of advertising agencies operating in Metz, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Paris, has acquired K'noë, a France-based brand communication consultancy in the fields of health prevention, food and nutrition.
buyer: Groupe GET
Groupe GET is a group of advertising agencies operating in Metz, Strasbourg, Luxembourg and Paris. They specialize in advertising, branding, public relations, communications, digital strategy, web design, digital marketing, printing and more. "
target: K’noe
K'noë is a brand communication consultancy in the fields of health prevention, food and nutrition. K'noë advises clients at all stages of their thinking. Whether it is to find a new audience, enhance or renew a brand or even create a network.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Ceuta Group, acquired Creative Leap Limited

synopsis: Ceuta Group, a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, has acquired Creative Leap, an integrated brand and communications agency. Creative Leap specialises in Health & Wellbeing and Beauty & Personal Care. Their clients include leading companies such as Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser & Alliance Boots.
buyer: The Ceuta Group
The Ceuta Group is a global, multi award winning consumer brands outsource solutions specialist, servicing the FMCG Food, Drink, Health and Personal Care industries. Ceuta Group has over 24 years proven experience in launching and building both new or existing consumer brands for leading companies. "
target: Creative Leap Limited
Creative Leap is an integrated brand and communications agency based in London, specialising in Health & Wellbeing and Beauty & Personal Care. They have long standing relationships with some of the leading players in the industry including Johnson & Johnson, 3M, Reckitt Benckiser & Alliance Boots.
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closed 7/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Kush Bottles, acquired Zack Darling Creative Associates

synopsis: Kush Bottles, Inc., a leading provider of packaging, supplies, vaporizers, hydrocarbon gases, solvents, accessories and branding solutions for the regulated cannabis industry, announced it has acquired Zack Darling Creative Associates, a full-spectrum digital creative agency, founded in 2009 and based in Santa Rosa, California.
buyer: Kush Bottles (OTCPK:KSHB:$40.75)
Kush Bottles, Inc. is a leading provider of packaging, supplies, vaporizers, hydrocarbon gases, solvents, accessories and branding solutions for the regulated cannabis industry. "
target: Zack Darling Creative Associates
Zack Darling Creative Associates is a full-spectrum digital creative agency, founded in 2009 and based in Santa Rosa, California. It serves both traditional industry accounts as well as cannabis companies and currently works with clients across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
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$3.34
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announced 6/7/2018 via DGAP

RISE Life Science Corp., will acquire Cultivate Kind

synopsis: RISE Life Science Corp., a company that develops cutting-edge cannabis consumer products, will acquire Cultivate Kind, one of the top marketing and branding agencies for the cannabis industry in the united states. Cultivate Kind specializes in full-service brand development, go-to-market strategy, and retail marketing.
buyer: RISE Life Science Corp. (CNSX:RLSC:$0.00)
RISE Life Science Corp. develops cutting-edge cannabis consumer products for both medical and adult-use markets around the world in jurisdictions that have legal regulatory frameworks in place. A key area of focus for RISE is research-based formulations to address adult sexual health and wellness. "
target: Cultivate Kind
Cultivate Kind is one of the top marketing and branding agencies for the cannabis industry in the united states. They specialize in full-service brand development, go-to-market strategy, and retail marketing. Cultivate Kind helps brands design, produce, and sell their product in an innovative way.
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$0.96
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Newswire

KCSA Strategic Communications, acquired Salar Media Group

synopsis: KCSA Strategic Communications (KCSA), a fully-integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations and social media, announced that it has acquired Salar Media Group, a leading public relations and marketing firm specializing in the cannabis industry.
buyer: KCSA Strategic Communications
KCSA is a fully-integrated communications agency specializing in public relations, investor relations, social media and marketing with expertise in financial and professional services, technology, healthcare, media, energy, cannabis and public services companies. "
target: Salar Media Group
Salar Media Group is a leading public relations and marketing firm specializing in the cannabis industry. They offer public relations, consulting and branding services. They are based out of Los Angeles and Tampa.
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closed 9/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Overit, acquired Smith & Jones

synopsis: Overit, a full-service marketing company, has acquired Smith & Jones, a full-service healthcare marketing agency. Smith & Jones specializes in branding, integrated service line campaigns, and retention for hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare providers. The agency helps clients to create meaningful healthcare brands and engage patients.
buyer: Overit
Overit is a full-service marketing company. Overit creates and implements integrated traditional and digital campaigns for business of all sizes. They offer a wide range of internet marketing solutions, including content marketing, public relations, social media, SEO, web design and more. "
target: Smith & Jones
Smith & Jones is a full-service healthcare marketing agency. Smith & Jones specializes in branding, integrated service line campaigns, and retention for hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare providers. The agency helps clients to create meaningful healthcare brands and engage patients.
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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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$17
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closed 11/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Direct Equity International, acquired Green Touch Awareness

synopsis: Direct Equity International has acquired Green Touch Awareness. Green Touch Awareness is focused on in-house Business Incubation / Start-up and Project Development, as well as being a Digital Services Company providing Brand Management and Business-to-Business online and offline services to public, private, and non-profit companies.
buyer: Direct Equity International (OTCPK:DEQI:$0.00)
Direct Equity International, Inc., a professional game and application development company, is engaged in the business of developing and publishing video games and mobile software applications to gaming, healthcare, and financial sectors. "
target: Green Touch Awareness
Green Touch Awareness is focused on in-house Business Incubation / Start-up and Project Development, as well as being a Digital Services Company providing Brand Management and Business-to-Business online and offline services to public, private, and non-profit companies.
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$0.09
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announced 3/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

American Diversified Holdings Corporation, will acquire Canna Business Now

synopsis: American Diversified Holding Corporation, a publicly traded holding company, announced they plan to acquire Canna Business Now from Fine Media Group, Inc. Canna Business Now is a full-service cannabis branding agency that provides print media, branding, SEO, social media, web analytics and event management to the Cannabis industry.
buyer: American Diversified Holdings Corporation (OTCPK:ADHC:$0.00)
American Diversified Holdings Corporation (ADHC) is a publicly traded holding company providing executive management, corporate governance, administrative support, financial advisory services, investment capital sourcing, and regulatory affairs to both private and public companies. "
target parent: FINE Magazine
target: Canna Business Now
CannaBusinessNow is a full-service cannabis branding agency, dedicated to working with cannabis companies in every aspect of development from start up to established firms. They provide print media, branding, SEO, social media, web analytics and event management to the Cannabis industry.
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closed 7/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Huntsworth PLC, acquired Giant

synopsis: Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, announced the completion of the Giant Creative Strategy LLC acquisition by Huntsworth plc. Giant Creative Strategy is one of the largest independent healthcare marketing agencies based on the west coast.
buyer: Huntsworth PLC (LSE:HNT:$342.69)
Huntsworth PLC is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal area of focus is Health, which provides marketing and medical communications services to healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Giant
Headquartered in San Francisco, Giant Creative Strategy is one of the largest independent healthcare marketing agencies based on the west coast. Giant specializes in strategy, creative and technology-driven multichannel marketing communications for its clients.
price ($mm)
$72*
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$32
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closed 3/3/2016 via Company Press Release

BCD Meetings & Events, acquired Plan 365, Inc.

synopsis: BCD Meetings & Events, a company that energizes and streamlines the business of meetings and incentives by offering event-level and enterprise-level solutions, has acquired Plan 365, Inc., a marketing logistics agency specializing in pharmaceutical and high-tech industries.
buyer: BCD Meetings & Events
BCD Meetings & Events energizes and streamlines the business of meetings and incentives by offering event-level and enterprise-level solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, BCD Meetings & Events has more than 1,000 resources in over 40 countries, with sales exceeding US $620 million. "
target: Plan 365, Inc.
Plan 365, Inc. is a marketing logistics agency specializing in pharmaceutical and high-tech industries. Plan 365, based in Raleigh, NC, offers go-to-market implementation services that help clients launch, scale and operationalize their go-to-market strategies.
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closed 9/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Adelphi Group, acquired The Planning Shop International

synopsis: Adelphi Worldwide, part of The DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group, announced that it has acquired The Planning Shop international, a London-based healthcare brand and research agency.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Adelphi Group
Adelphi Group is the world-leading, insight-led, multi- perspective, marketing services solutions group. It specializes in the healthcare sector, offering services in strategic marketing, marketing and business intelligence, real world observational research and disease specific programs and more. "
target: The Planning Shop International
The Planning Shop international is a global specialist healthcare brand strategy agency who provide unique consumer-based insight into every step of the product life cycle.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

AVENIR GLOBAL, acquired Cherry Advertising

synopsis: Avenir Global, a holding and management company of public relations and communication firms has acquired London-based creative healthcare agency Cherry. Cherry is a healthcare creative agency and provides digital capabilities, strategic planning and creative branding planning for clients specifically in the consumer healthcare sector.
buyer parent: RES PUBLICA Consulting Group Inc.
buyer: AVENIR GLOBAL
Avenir Global is a Montreal-based holding and management company of public relations and communication firms. Their network includes healthcare specialists AXON communications and Mandano, a strategic communications consultant. It is the 26th most important public relations firm in the world. "
target: Cherry Advertising
Cherry is an award-winning healthcare creative agency. They specialize in Rx, Over-The-Counter and consumer healthcare. They provide strong and creative digital capabilities along side strategic planning and creative branding planning for clients.
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closed 12/23/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Havas, acquired Gemini Healthcare, LLC

synopsis: Havas has announced the acquisition of Gemini Healthcare LLC. The company is a full-service healthcare marketing, communications and consulting agency focused on the interrelationships between pharmaceutical and biotech companies, their products and payers.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups, offering a range of communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate communications, human resources, multimedia interactive communications, public relations, and more. "
target: Gemini Healthcare, LLC
Gemini Healthcare is a full-service healthcare marketing, communications, and consulting agency. They focus on the interrelationships between pharmaceutical and biotech companies, their products, prescribers, patients and payers.
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announced 2/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Arch Capital Group Ltd., will acquire Precision Marketing Asia Pacific

synopsis: Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific, an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL:$6,928.20)
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, a part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., provides reinsurance to its clients around the globe. "
target: Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP) is an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
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closed 11/26/2019 via Company Press Release

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired Canale Communications

synopsis: UDG Healthcare, an Ireland-based global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services, has acquired Canale Communications, a strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
Headquartered in Ireland, UDG Healthcare is a global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services. The Group is organised and managed across two divisions: Ashfield and Sharp, and employs 8,700 people in 26 countries. "
target: Canale Communications
Canale Communications is a strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries. It has worked with more than 300 biotech, health tech, and pharmaceutical companies at virtually every stage of development.
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$20
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cult Collective LP, acquired Red Dragon Marketing

synopsis: Cult Collective, a premier marketing services firms devoted to helping brands achieve irrational customer loyalty and enjoy cult-like status, has acquired Red Dragon Marketing. Red Dragon specializes in marketing for the healthcare, cannabis and construction industries.
buyer: Cult Collective LP
Cult Collective is one of North America's premier marketing services firms devoted to helping brands achieve irrational customer loyalty and enjoy cult-like status. Cult Collective helps brands remain relevant in a world where consumers have too many choices and too little time. "
target: Red Dragon Marketing
Red Dragon Marketing Inc. (RDM) is a full-service marketing firm. They specialize in the delivery of digital and traditional marketing services for the healthcare, cannabis, and construction industries across North America.
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closed 9/26/2018 via PR Newswire

2e Creative, acquired Fire & Rain

synopsis: St. Louis-based 2e Creative, an internationally recognized full-service agency with a portfolio of global life science clients, announced the acquisition of Fire & Rain, an independent field force training, leadership development, and meetings and events consultancy based in Evansville, Indiana.
buyer: 2e Creative
2e Group is an independent full-service launch and growth agency that helps pharmaceutical and medical device companies more efficiently and effectively commercialize new therapies and technology. "
target: Fire & Rain
Fire & Rain is a life science consultancy with an established reputation for world-class marketing engagement. Fire & Rain is one of the largest independent firms focused on empowering the teams and amplifying the brands of some of the most important regional and global companies.
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closed 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fishawack Group, acquired 2e Creative

synopsis: 2e Creative, an internationally recognized healthcare marketing strategy firm focused on launching pharmaceutical and medical device products has joined the Fishawack Group, one of UK's largest independent medical communications and medical marketing specialists.
buyer: Fishawack Group
UK-based Fishawack Group is one of the largest independent medical communications and medical marketing specialists. It comprises of Fishawack Medical Communications, offering services in medical communications, and Fishawack Creative, offering strategic planning, development, and advertising. "
target: 2e Creative
2e Creative is a launch and growth agency featuring Fortune 50 clients across pharma, medical device, and research biotech. The agency’s core competencies include branding, marketing strategy, digital marketing, sales training, and meeting/event production.
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closed 9/26/2018 via PR Newswire

2e Creative, acquired Fire & Rain

synopsis: St. Louis-based 2e Creative, an internationally recognized full-service agency with a portfolio of global life science clients, announced the acquisition of Fire & Rain, an independent field force training, leadership development, and meetings and events consultancy based in Evansville, Indiana.
buyer: 2e Creative
2e Group is an independent full-service launch and growth agency that helps pharmaceutical and medical device companies more efficiently and effectively commercialize new therapies and technology. "
target: Fire & Rain
Fire & Rain is a life science consultancy with an established reputation for world-class marketing engagement. Fire & Rain is one of the largest independent firms focused on empowering the teams and amplifying the brands of some of the most important regional and global companies.
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closed 2/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Arsenal Capital Partners, acquired BresMed Health Solutions Ltd

synopsis: Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm investing in healthcare and specialty industrials companies, announced the acquisition of BresMed Health Solutions, a pioneer in providing health economic research, communications, and consulting services to the global pharmaceutical industry.
buyer: Arsenal Capital Partners
Arsenal is a leading private equity firm that specializes in investments in middle‐market specialty industrials and healthcare companies. Since its inception in 2000, Arsenal has raised institutional equity investment funds of $5.3 billion, and completed more than 45 platform investments. "
target: BresMed Health Solutions Ltd
BresMed is a health economic and outcomes research consultancy that provides health economic solutions to the global pharmaceutical industry. Established in 2006, BresMed has more than 150 staff across offices in the U.K., Ireland, the Netherlands, the U.S., and India.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Medical Knowledge Group LLC

synopsis: WindRose Health Investors, LLC, the New York-based healthcare private equity firm, has completed the recapitalization of its portfolio company, Medical Knowledge Group, by investment funds managed by Court Square Capital Partners. Medical Knowledge Group provides specialized medical communications and market research services.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is a middle market private equity firm with one of the most experienced investment teams in the industry. Since 1979, the team has completed over 230 investments, including several landmark transactions, and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target parent: WindRose Health Investors
target: Medical Knowledge Group LLC
Medical Knowledge Group, through its operating companies, provides specialized medical communications services, proprietary analytic solutions, and market research services to the biopharmaceutical industry.
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closed 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fishawack Group, acquired 2e Creative

synopsis: 2e Creative, an internationally recognized healthcare marketing strategy firm focused on launching pharmaceutical and medical device products has joined the Fishawack Group, one of UK's largest independent medical communications and medical marketing specialists.
buyer: Fishawack Group
UK-based Fishawack Group is one of the largest independent medical communications and medical marketing specialists. It comprises of Fishawack Medical Communications, offering services in medical communications, and Fishawack Creative, offering strategic planning, development, and advertising. "
target: 2e Creative
2e Creative is a launch and growth agency featuring Fortune 50 clients across pharma, medical device, and research biotech. The agency’s core competencies include branding, marketing strategy, digital marketing, sales training, and meeting/event production.
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closed 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

MTS Health Investors, LLC, acquired Medical Knowledge Group LLC

synopsis: MTS Health Investors, LLC the NY-based healthcare private equity firm, announced that funds managed by MTS have completed a recapitalization of Medical Knowledge Group, LLC. Medical Knowledge Group is an analytics-driven and technology-enabled multi-channel healthcare marketing and communications provider servicing the biopharmaceutical industry.
buyer: MTS Health Investors, LLC
MTS Health Investors, LLC, located in New York, is a healthcare private equity firm that makes investments in operating companies within the healthcare industry. MTS focuses on companies that deliver greater value for every dollar spent in healthcare. "
target parent: CIVC Partners, LP
target: Medical Knowledge Group LLC
Medical Knowledge Group is a New York based, independent analytics-driven and technology-enabled multi-channel marketing solutions provider serving marketing, medical affairs, and stakeholder relations teams at biopharmaceutical companies throughout the entire product lifecycle.
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closed 7/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Fishawack Group, acquired Carling Communications

synopsis: The Fishawack Group of Companies, one of the largest independent medical communications organizations, has acquired the Carling Group of Companies, including Carling Communications and MCME Global. Carling Communications is an agency focused entirely on healthcare marketing, while MCME Global specializes in medical education.
buyer: Fishawack Group
The Fishawack Group of Companies is one of the largest independent medical communications specialists, with offices in the UK, USA, Switzerland, and India. For over 16 years, they have been partnering with global and regional pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device clients. "
target: Carling Communications
The Carling Group of Companies is comprised of Carling Communications, a full-service creative agency specializing in award-winning work for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, and MCME Global, which specializes in medical education.
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Newswire

VSS Medical Technologies, acquired Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: VSS Medical Technologies, Inc. announced it purchased a majority interest in Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc. Legato Healthcare Marketing is a healthcare marketing agency headquartered in De Pere, Wisconsin. Legato provides specialized marketing solutions to rural health organizations, specialty clinics and medical equipment companies.
buyer: VSS Medical Technologies
VSS Medical Technologies is a healthcare informatics company that offers a diverse portfolio of hyper-specialized software and professional service solutions. They are an innovative technology company that leverages cutting-edge tools to address some of the most comple "
target: Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc.
Legato Healthcare Marketing is a healthcare marketing agency headquartered in De Pere, Wisconsin. Legato provides specialized marketing solutions to rural health organizations, specialty clinics and medical equipment companies.
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closed 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Strategic Pharma Solutions merged with MicroMass Communications, Inc.,

synopsis: MicroMass Communications, Inc., a Cary-based healthcare communications agency, and Strategic Pharma Solutions, Inc. (SPS), a Raleigh-based healthcare communications agency, announced that the two companies have merged. The new company will operate as MicroMass Communications, Inc., at the existing MicroMass location in Cary, NC.
buyer: MicroMass Communications, Inc.
MicroMass Communications is a healthcare marketing agency specializing in digital, relationship marketing, and non-personal promotion. Their unique expertise in human health behavior allows them to create highly effective solutions for patients and health care providers. "
target: Strategic Pharma Solutions
Strategic Pharma Solutions, Inc. is a Raleigh-based healthcare communications agency focused on bringing clients tailor-made, strategic solutions for their marketing and communications needs.
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closed 10/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Ogilvy CommonHealth, acquired Element Marketing Group, Inc.

synopsis: Element Marketing Group, a leading market access agency in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, has been acquired by Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide, the health behavior experts of Ogilvy & Mather and a WPP company.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Ogilvy CommonHealth
Ogilvy CommonHealth Worldwide provides marketing services including brand identity and development, clinical trial recruitment, digital/interactive services, direct-to-consumer, direct-to-patient, global integration, managed care marketing, market research and analytics, and more. "
target: Element Marketing Group, Inc.
Element Marketing Group Inc. (EMG) is a full service medical marketing agency, delivering commercialization strategies and solutions for small molecule, biologic, and medical device products from pre-commercialization through the product lifecycle.
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$8
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closed 10/1/2013 via BusinessWire

WCG, acquired Refreshed Wellbeing Ltd

synopsis: WCG, an integrated communications agency, announced that, as part of its continued commitment to building the agency of the future and expanding its global imprint, it has acquired Refreshed Wellbeing, a pan-European, digitally-based communications and marketing agency specializing in health and pharmaceutical brands.
buyer parent: W2O Group
buyer: WCG
WCG is an independent strategic communications firm providing integrated solutions built upon clear analytics, with the aim of achieving competitive advantage for a growing spectrum of leading companies and organizations. "
target: Refreshed Wellbeing Ltd
Refreshed Wellbeing specialises in innovative marketing communications programs, with particular expertise in digital strategy and communications in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and wellbeing arena.
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closed 3/13/2013 via Company Press Release

Banks Sadler, acquired Medical Projects International

synopsis: Event management agency Banks Sadler has completed the acquisition of Medical Projects International (MPI), the Windsor based event and communications agency for an undisclosed sum. MPI offers medical communications and event logistics for a range of clients in the pharmaceutical sector.
buyer: Banks Sadler
Banks Sadler delivers global meeting management services. Operating out of London, York, Dusseldorf, Paris and New York every year, it handles over 15,000 venue find bookings and 400 event management projects for a range of corporations, SMEs, government departments and associations. "
target: Medical Projects International
With over 30 years in pharmaceutical marketing, Medical Projects International (MPI) has been involved in many exciting and innovative communications programmes. MPI runs several patient support and disease management programmes that have been achieving impressive results for over 6 years now.
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closed 9/12/2012 via PR Newswire

Draftfcb Healthcare, acquired Hudson Global

synopsis: Draftfcb has acquired Hudson Global, a Tarrytown, N.Y.-based pharmaceutical marketing company that offers integrated marketing solutions encompassing the entire pharmaceutical brand management spectrum, and aligning it under its Draftfcb Healthcare umbrella. The merger will create a top 5 healthcare offering in the U.S.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Draftfcb Healthcare
With more than 30 years of experience marketing to healthcare professionals, Draftfcb Healthcare produces work that is both strategically relevant and creatively compelling. Under its network umbrella, Draftfcb Healthcare has other full-service healthcare agencies, including Area 23 and NeON. "
target: Hudson Global
Hudson Global is a leading full-service provider of strategic marketing, scientific communications, interactive educational services, and postmarketing research for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
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closed 1/2/2008 via Company Press Release

CIVC Partners, LP, acquired Medical Knowledge Group LLC

synopsis: CIVC Partners recently teamed with management to invest in Medical Knowledge Group, LLC, a provider of medical communications and health care education services based in New York City. As part of the transaction, key managers reinvested a portion of their proceeds, retaining a significant ownership in the Company.
buyer: CIVC Partners, LP
CIVC Partners manages $1.3 billion in private equity capital and currently invests from a $650 million fund. CIVC provides growth and buyout capital to middle-market companies and executives with a focus on business services, financial services, and media & information services. "
target: Medical Knowledge Group LLC
Medical Knowledge Group is comprised of several best-in-class organizations dedicated to addressing the unmet education needs of physicians and other health care professionals. MKG companies specialize in distinct areas of health care marketing and/or communications across all media platforms.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Web

WPP Group, plc, acquired Communications Media Inc.

synopsis: CMI (Communications Media Inc.), a specialist healthcare media agency, has been acquired by WPP, the world’s largest marketing communications services group. CMI is the leading provider of media investment management and non-sales force promotional strategy, planning, customer insights and data solutions to the healthcare industry.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,006.74)
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more. "
target: Communications Media Inc.
CMI (Communications Media Inc.) is the leading provider of media investment management and non-sales force promotional strategy, planning, customer insights and data solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industries.
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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:$342.69)
Huntsworth PLC is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal area of focus is Health, which provides marketing and medical communications services to healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
price ($mm)[EV]
$516 [$665]
rev ($mm)
$342
EBITDA ($mm)
$70
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
10.3x
closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lucid Group Communications Ltd, acquired HealthCare21

synopsis: Lucid Group, a global healthcare communications agency, has acquired HealthCare21, an independent, strategic medical communications company and has been producing healthcare materials and programmes for clients for over 23 years. It’s UK office is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with additional offices in Singapore and Dubai.
buyer: Lucid Group Communications Ltd
Lucid Group is a global family of healthcare communication companies. Lucid Group are pioneers in medical education, they enhance patients' lives through communication that changes behavior and improves health outcomes. Lucid excels at scientific platforms, symposia, publication planning and more. "
target: HealthCare21
HealthCare21 is an independent, strategic medical communications company and has been producing healthcare materials and programmes for clients for over 23 years. It’s UK office is based in Macclesfield, Cheshire, with additional offices in Singapore and Dubai.
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closed 6/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Eureka Growth Capital, acquired MedForce Inc.

synopsis: Eureka Growth Capital, a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies, has acquired MedForce from Call, Inc, a provider of marketing services. MedForce is a full-service medical communications company offering a comprehensive portfolio of services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
buyer: Eureka Growth Capital
Eureka Growth Capital is a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies to find and realize their potential. It is committed to supporting management teams of businesses with $10-75 million in revenue in creative, flexibly structured transactions. "
target parent: Call Inc.
target: MedForce Inc.
MedForce is a full-service medical communications company offering a comprehensive portfolio of services to the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. MedForce develops and implements innovative advisory and promotional tactics to meet a client's strategic objectives.
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closed 6/9/2016 via PR Newswire

Omnicom Health Group, acquired BioPharm Communications, LLC

synopsis: Southfield Capital, a leading lower middle market private equity firm, announced that it has completed the sale of BioPharm Communications to Omnicom Health Group. BioPharm is a leading communications agency that specializes in proprietary, multichannel marketing programs to physicians and healthcare practitioners for pharmaceutical clients.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Omnicom Health Group (OMC:$15,164.30)
Omnicom Health Group is a global collective of communications companies. It provides marketing services to the health and life-science industries through a combination of specialized agencies, customized client solutions, and collaborations with other Omnicom network agencies. "
target parent: Southfield Capital Advisors
target: BioPharm Communications, LLC
Founded in New Hope, Pennsylvania in 2005, BioPharm Communications helps brand teams at pharmaceutical and biotech companies execute customized marketing campaigns through a comprehensive portfolio of proprietary program offerings.
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closed 12/10/2015 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications

synopsis: Accenture, a leading global professional services company, announced its acquisition of Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications, an international full-service digital marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical-device industries.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$44,730.27)
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance. "
target: Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications
Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications provides digital marketing services, web-site development and site promotion for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. They marry the art of creativity with the rigor of science to produce digital solutions for pharmaceutical and biotech clients.
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closed 4/15/2015 via PR Newswire

Insignia Capital Group, acquired Metanexgen, Inc.

synopsis: Insignia Capital Group announced the acquisition of metanexgen from DFW Capital Partners. Based in Bensalem, PA, metanexgen is a provider of technology-enabled multi-channel marketing solutions that allow pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device brands to effectively market their products to healthcare practitioners.
buyer: Insignia Capital Group
Insignia Capital is a private equity firm working with lower-middle market companies. Insignia Capital works with a wide variety of companies but their specialty is consumer, business services and healthcare. "
target parent: DFW Capital Partners
target: Metanexgen, Inc.
Metanexgen is a provider of technology-enabled multi-channel marketing solutions that allow pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device brands to effectively market their products to healthcare practitioners.
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