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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
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closed 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

uberall GmbH, acquired SweetIQ

synopsis: Uberall will acquire Gannett’s SweetIQ subsidiary. Providing an array of local digital marketing services, the SweetIQ team will join Uberall and become part of a new Montreal hub, the company’s seventh location outside its Berlin headquarters. SweetIQ Analytics Corp. offers a bespoke approach to local marketing.
buyer: uberall GmbH
Uberall enables SMB (Small and Medium Businesses) and enterprise resellers to deliver a superior ‘Near Me’ Brand Experience that mirrors today’s multi-faceted consumer journey — from online discovery to offline sales. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: SweetIQ
The SweetIQ Analytics Corp. was founded in Montréal, Canada, in 2010. Positioning itself as an e-marketing solution, a location-based marketing analytics and automation company, SweetIQ Analytics Corp. offers a bespoke approach to local marketing, designing campaigns, and search analysis.
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closed 7/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Astute Solutions, acquired iPerceptions

synopsis: Astute, Inc., a leader in customer engagement software, announced its acquisition of iperceptions, a company that specializes in collecting and analyzing Voice of Customer (VoC) data to help elevate the customer experience.
buyer: Astute Solutions
Astute's customer and employee engagement software powers smarter CX and delivers invaluable first-party customer data for the world's most innovative brands. The Astute platform makes it easy for companies to engage and delight individual customers across all channels. "
target parent: XPND
target: iPerceptions
iperceptions is a company that specializes in collecting and analyzing Voice of Customer (VoC) data to help elevate the customer experience. They are a global leader in Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions, guiding the world's most respected brands to become customer-centric organizations.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Publitalia ’80, acquired Beintoo Inc

synopsis: Publitalia ’80, an Italian advertising agency, has acquired Beintoo, an Italian mobile data company operating in the digital advertising and data driven marketing field. Beintoo uses a proprietary SDK that enables them to gather valuable customer insights and create highly profiled mobile advertising campaigns.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Publitalia ’80
Publitalia ’80 is an Italian advertising agency. Publitalia ’80 creates innovative advertising projects on leading TV channels and networks belonging to the Mediaset Group. Publitalia ’80 helps their clients to reach to 58% of the Italian population through 18 TV channels and networks. "
target: Beintoo Inc
Beintoo is an Italian mobile data company operating in the digital advertising and data driven marketing field. Beintoo uses a proprietary SDK that enables them to gather valuable customer insights and create highly profiled mobile advertising campaigns.
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closed 1/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Ebiquity plc, acquired Digital Decisions B.V.

synopsis: Ebiquity plc, a leading independent marketing and media consultancy, announces the acquisition of Digital Decisions, a digital media monitoring and optimisation service. Digital Decisions provides ‘Source Data Monitoring’ – an innovative solution that helps global advertisers to monitor and optimise their digital marketing and media spend.
buyer: Ebiquity plc (AIM:EBQ:$90.17)
Ebiquity plc is a leading independent marketing and media analytics consultancy. They partner with the world’s biggest brands – including 70 of the world’s top 100 advertisers – to drive the performance of their marketing investments through greater accountability and powerful analytics. "
target: Digital Decisions B.V.
Digital Decisions is a digital media monitoring and optimisation service. Launched in 2017, Digital Decisions provides ‘Source Data Monitoring’ – an innovative solution that helps global advertisers to monitor and optimise their digital marketing and media spend.
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$0.78
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closed 11/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Roku, Inc., acquired DataXu, Inc.

synopsis: Roku, a TV streaming platform, has acquired dataxu, a company that helps marketing professionals use data to improve their advertising. Their software empowers you to connect with real people across all channels, including TV, capturing consumers’ attention when and where it matters most.
buyer: Roku, Inc. (ROKU:$993.43)
Roku, Inc. is a TV streaming platform in the United States that connects users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. "
target: DataXu, Inc.
dataxu helps marketing professionals use data to improve their advertising. Their software empowers you to connect with real people across all channels, including TV, capturing consumers’ attention when and where it matters most.
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$149
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announced 8/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tanla Mobile, will acquire Gamooga

synopsis: Tanla Solutions Limited, one of the largest cloud communication providers in the world, will acquire Gamooga, a big data and AI driven omni-channel marketing automation platform in India. Gamooga enables businesses to deliver personalized experiences to their users across push notifications, in-app messaging, email, SMS and more.
buyer: Tanla Mobile (BSE:532790:$167.93)
Tanla is one of the largest cloud communication providers in the world. Tanla provides cloud solutions for messaging, voice, and IoT. Their solutions handle over 200 billion business communications annually. Tanla adopts cutting-edge technologies to meet the needs of a diverse clientele. "
target: Gamooga
Gamooga is a big data and AI driven omni-channel marketing automation platform in India. Gamooga enables businesses to deliver personalized experiences to their users across push notifications, in-app messaging, email, SMS, web push notifications and more.
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$6.78
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sublime, acquired Adledge

synopsis: Sublime, a company that creates and delivers performance-based brand ad experiences, has acquired Adledge, a global independent measurement company with transparency for advertising at its heart. It provides solutions for Viewability, Brand Safety and Fraud.
buyer: Sublime
Sublime creates and delivers performance-based brand ad experiences that captivate, inspire and activate digital audiences at scale. Sublime simplifies the delivery of premium, non-intrusive digital ad formats that elevate brand equity and drive results. "
target: Adledge
Adledge is a global independent measurement company with transparency for advertising at its heart. It provides solutions for Viewability, Brand Safety and Fraud. Adledge ensures ads are safe, viewed and within the right context on display and videos, across desktops, mobiles or connected TVs.
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closed 6/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Constellation Software, Inc., acquired CAKE

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc., a Canadian company that provides market leading software and services, has acquired Cake Software from Accelerize New Media, a multifaceted Internet marketing and customer acquisition company. Cake is a hosted software solution providing real-time analytics and tracking for online marketing campaigns.
buyer: Constellation Software, Inc. (TSX:CSU:$3,834.00)
Headquartered in Canada, Constellation Software provides market leading software and services. Their mission is to acquire, manage and build market-leading software businesses that develop specialized, mission-critical software solutions to address the specific needs of our particular industries. "
target parent: Accelerize New Media, Inc.
target: CAKE
Cake is a hosted software solution providing real-time analytics and tracking for online marketing campaigns. Their software provides advertisers, publishers and lead generators with a scalable platform developed with innovative technology.
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$20
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closed 4/30/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Aware Ads, acquired adMobo

synopsis: Aware Ads Inc., a Canadian company specializing in all aspects of online marketing, has acquired adMobo Inc., a digital advertising company specializing in mobile content. AdMobo uses innovative technology to help leading brands and agencies generate, retain and optimize user bases.
buyer: Aware Ads
Aware Ads is a Canadian company operating in all aspects of online marketing. Aware Ads specializes in direct response (i.e. Cost-Per-Acquisition) marketing and content creation. Aware Ads is well positioned in all aspects of the performance marketing space. "
target: adMobo
AdMobo is a Canadian digital ad company specializing in mobile marketing and user acquisition. Using its innovative technology, AdMobo helps leading brands and agencies generate, retain and optimize user bases, continually increasing the value being delivered by such users over time.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Undertone, Inc., acquired Captain Growth

synopsis: Perion Network has acquired Captain Growth to complement Undertone, a leader in cross-platform Synchronized Digital Branding for the world’s most prominent brands. Captain Growth is a Ukrainian-based start-up that has developed a proprietary AI platform to better connect and deliver relevant campaign messages through the entire ad journey.
buyer parent: Perion Network Ltd.
buyer: Undertone, Inc.
Undertone is a leader in high-quality, cross-screen digital brand advertising at scale. Their proprietary high-impact advertising formats enable brands to stand out online and engage users. Through their innovative technology platforms, they deliver attention-grabbing advertisements on every device."
target: Captain Growth
Septa Communications LLC, also known as Captain Growth, is a Ukrainian-based start-up that has developed a proprietary AI platform to better connect and deliver relevant campaign messages through the entire ad journey.
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$3.75
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closed 1/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Claritas, LLC, acquired AcquireWeb Inc.

synopsis: Claritas has purchased AcquireWeb, a leading digital marketing firm. AcquireWeb resolves and deterministically connects marketers with more able & intent-based consumers and businesses than any tech company in the industry, determining where they are engaged across the email, social and display spectrum.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Claritas, LLC
Founded in 1971, Claritas helps companies find customers to sell smarter and win bigger. Its unique methodology, which combines sought after data resources with direct, original consumer research, is proven to help marketers find their best customers faster. "
target: AcquireWeb Inc.
Founded in 2002, AcquireWeb resolves and deterministically connects marketers with more able & intent-based consumers and businesses than any tech company in the industry, determining where they are engaged across the email, social and display spectrum.
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closed 12/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Aberdeen, acquired The Big Willow

synopsis: Aberdeen, provider of intent-based marketing and sales solutions, has acquired The Big Willow, the leader in buyer intent data science and intent-targeted digital advertising. The Big Willow gives companies first advantage by revealing Buyer Intent from daily web interactions.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Aberdeen
Aberdeen provides intent-based marketing and sales solutions that deliver performance improvements in advertising click through rates and sales pipeline resulting in a measurable ROI. Their intent data is the largest scale, most accurate and highly targeted in the market. "
target: The Big Willow
The Big Willow gives companies first advantage by revealing Buyer Intent from daily web interactions, putting users in front of clients who are most interested in purchasing products. Their proprietary technology reveals net new accounts, scores prospects, and serves ads targeted to their stage.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

TF1 Group, acquired Gamned!

synopsis: TF1 Group announces that it has taken a majority stake in Gamned!, a pioneer and expert in programmatic media, founded in 2009 by Olivier Goulon and Anthony Spinasse. By acquiring Gamned!, TF1 Group aims to leverage the qualified audiences of its new digital arm with programmatic effectiveness.
buyer: TF1 Group (ENXTPA:TFI:$2,585.65)
The TF1 Group is the leading private-sector television broadcaster in France, with five free-to-air channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI) and four pay-TV theme channels (TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaïa and Serieclub, the last of which is 50% owned). "
target: Gamned!
Founded in 2009 by Olivier Goulon (CEO) and Anthony Spinasse (COO), Gamned! is a Paris-based independent programmatic media sales platform that is pioneering digital advertising campaigns (RTB).
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closed 10/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Mintent Software Corp., acquired gShift Labs

synopsis: Mintent Software Corp, a Canadian provider of project management tools for marketers, has acquired gShift, a leading provider of web presences analytics data and reporting for brands and digital agencies. gShift’s platform helps brands and agencies efficiently understand and improve on the impact and engagement of a content across its web presence.
buyer: Mintent Software Corp.
Mintent is a Canadian provider of project management tools for marketers. Focused on content marketing, their platform allows marketing teams to plan, produce, publish and measure their marketing content in one place. Mintent helps marketers to achieve higher returns on their content investment. "
target: gShift Labs
gShift’s industry leading Web Presence Analytics Software platform helps brands and agencies efficiently understand and improve on the impact and engagement of a content across its web presence. gShift’s software has been collecting and storing web presence and SEO data since 2009.
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closed 9/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rollick, Inc., acquired AVALA Marketing Group

synopsis: Rollick, a company that connects manufacturers, dealers and in-market consumers in the powersports, RV, marine and industrial equipment sectors, has acquired AVALA Marketing Group, a company that helps brands selling high consideration goods and services through dealer networks, drive more revenue throughout the entire customer lifecycle.
buyer: Rollick, Inc.
Rollick connects manufacturers, dealers and in-market consumers in the powersports, RV, marine and industrial equipment sectors to deliver a seamless customer journey. Their solutions include new customer acquisition, enterprise lead management, customer experience/loyalty and marketing automation. "
target: AVALA Marketing Group
AVALA Marketing Group helps brands selling high consideration goods and services through dealer networks, drive more revenue throughout the entire customer lifecycle. AVALA combines data, intelligent digital strategies, and technology to increase visibility, deliver leads, and close more sales.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

Research Now SSI, acquired DMA Institute

synopsis: Research Now SSI, the global leader in digital market research data and data services, has acquired DMA Institute, an independent SaaS Enterprise Solution that is designed to bring full transparency to the digital media measurement and effect validation.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Research Now SSI
Research Now SSI is the world's leading global provider of first-party consumer and professional data based on extensive, proprietary market research panels. The company has built innovative data services and solutions that bring the voice of the individual to the entire marketing spectrum. "
target: DMA Institute
DMA Institute provides an independent SaaS Enterprise Solution that is designed to bring full transparency to the digital media measurement and effect validation. The company's philosophy is to bring full, validated and integrated transparency to sellers and buyers of digital media.
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announced 4/25/2018 via PR Newswire

Digital Pi, will acquire RevEngine Marketing

synopsis: Digital Pi, a Marketo Platinum Services Partner that helps companies get sustainable, quantifiable business ROI from the Marketo Engagement Platform, announced that it is acquiring Boston-based RevEngine Marketing, a full-service marketing consulting agency that specializes in Marketo.
buyer: Digital Pi
Digital Pi is a Marketo Platinum Services Partner that helps companies get sustainable, quantifiable business ROI from the Marketo Engagement Platform. The Digital Pi Gold Standard framework helps Marketo customers establish a solid foundation to scale their marketing quickly and efficiently. "
target: RevEngine Marketing
RevEngine Marketing is a digital marketing agency that helps clients scale their brands with measurable and repeatable marketing using Marketo.
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closed 4/4/2018 via GlobeNewswire

kyu, acquired Kepler Group

synopsis: The kyu Collective, a strategic operating unit of Hakuhodo DY Holdings(HDY), announced that it has acquired a majority stake in six-year-old independent digital marketing services company Kepler Group. Kepler’s integrated digital offering helps advertisers more precisely and profitably engage consumers across media and customer marketing channels
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: kyu
kyu is a collective of creative firms working with global organizations to build markets, environments, movements and brands. Through its collective structure, kyu promotes a new “many-to-many” approach for the development of concepts and brands, as well as for the solving of major economic issues. "
target: Kepler Group
Kepler Group is an independent provider of digital and database services to Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, travel, retail and other industries. Utilizing its proprietary Kepler Intelligence Platform, the company actively manages client programs in over two dozen countries worldwide.
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closed 7/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Gree, Inc., acquired Quant Corporation

synopsis: Gree, Inc., a technology company in the mobile games, advertising, and investment businesses, has acquired Quant, Inc., a digital marketing agency that provides marketing systems, digital marketing support, and media analysis.
buyer: Gree, Inc. (TSE:3632:$703.90)
Based in Japan, GREE, Inc. started as a social networking service with the world's first mobile social game. They have expanded their business as a technology company in mobile games, media, advertising, and investment businesses. "
target parent: Lancers, Inc.
target: Quant Corporation
Based in Japan, Quant, Inc. is a digital marketing agency that provides marketing systems, digital marketing support, and media analysis. Quant believes that technology helps transform social structure and brings out different possibilities.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
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closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Marlin PR Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen’s Archetype has acquired London independent technology agency Marlin PR. Marlin PR is a London PR and communications agency for innovative technologies and visionaries. Marlin PR works with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies on this planet.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Archetype Agency Limited
Archetype is a global communications agency dedicated to combining deep industry insight with analyst, social media and traditional media reach. They specialize in the branding and digital marketing. They are based in San Francisco, with locations all over the world. "
target: Marlin PR Limited
Marlin PR is a London PR and communications agency for innovative technologies and visionaries. Marlin PR works with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies on this planet.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Next 15, will acquire Conversion Rate Experts

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, a communications business in London, will acquire Conversion Rate Experts (CRE). CRE is the world’s leading agency for conversion rate optimization (CRO)—a term that they coined in 2007. CRE builds amazingly effective webpages and are highly regarded by many of the web’s most sophisticated companies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Conversion Rate Experts
Conversion Rate Experts (CRE) is the world’s leading agency for conversion rate optimization (CRO)—a term that they coined in 2007. CRE builds amazingly effective webpages and are highly regarded by many of the web’s most sophisticated companies.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Savanta, acquired Future Thinking

synopsis: Savanta has acquired the UK division of Future Thinking, a global data driven intelligence company that combines research with data science to produce actionable insight for clients, including Unilever, British Gas and LEGO.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Future Thinking
Future Thinking is a leading market research and data analytics company, renowned for helping clients maximize sales, revenue and profit, through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research; often analysed through the lens of data science and behavioral economics.
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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 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 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Market Making

synopsis: Next 15, a communications business in London, has acquired Market Making, Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Market Making builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Market Making
Market Making is Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Their superior patent ad technology, the ATOM, builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Rsquared

synopsis: Archetype, a global communications agency, has acquired San Francisco-based PR firm Rsquared Communication. Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Archetype Agency Limited
Archetype is a global communications agency dedicated to combining deep industry insight with analyst, social media and traditional media reach. They specialize in the branding and digital marketing. They are based in San Francisco, with locations all over the world. "
target: Rsquared
Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies. The agency works with high-growth, venture-backed companies building products that shape the future and impact the day-to-day lives of millions of end users.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Description

Savanta, acquired Wealth-X Custom Research

synopsis: Savanta announced the acquisition of the research division of Wealth-X (formerly Ledbury Research). Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, with their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London. Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target parent: Wealth-X
target: Wealth-X Custom Research
Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, as well as their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients within the wealth management, financial, and luxury industries with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
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closed 11/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Activate Marketing Services, LLC

synopsis: Activate Marketing Services, a B2B demand generation company, has been sold to Next Fifteen Communications Group, a publicly traded digital media company that offers digital communications, public relations and investor relations services worldwide.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Activate Marketing Services, LLC
Activate Marketing Services provides content-powered demand-generation and marketing services for business technology marketers, based their team's expertise in developing buyer insights, high-performance content and lead-nurture campaigns.
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closed 7/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

VIGA, acquired Thinqonline

synopsis: Data collection specialist, VIGA, part of the Next15 Group, announced the acquisition of New York-based thinqonline, the software and solutions provider, delivering best-in-breed technologies. Thinqonline provides consulting across the project lifecycle to guarantee timely and cost-effective result.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: VIGA
Based in London, VIGA is a data collection agency launched by Next15 and led by former Research Now executive Lewis Reeves. They provide a sophisticated approach, smart tech and a vigorous injection of energy to the data collection world. "
target: Thinqonline
Based in New York, thinqonline is a value-added provider of software, services and solutions for market research agencies and enterprise insight programs.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired Technical Associates Group

synopsis: Publitek has acquired UK headquartered Technical Associates Group (TAG). TAG offers a similar specialist range of technical, B2B, integrated marketing communications services to those of Publitek plus an in-house graphic design capability.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a B2B tech marketing agency working with over 120 clients around the world, many in highly technical markets. They deliver integrated marketing and PR campaigns based on well-crafted strategies, expert creative content, and cost-effective delivery using the best mix of channels. "
target: Technical Associates Group
Founded in 1983 Technical Associates Group (TAG) is a specialist communications agency offering a full spectrum of marketing, creative and public relations services. They are part of a global network with offices in London, Hamburg and Singapore and partner agencies in the US, China and Turkey.
price ($mm)
$2.95
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Brandwidth Group Limited

synopsis: Next 15, a digital communications group in London, has acquired Brandwidth Group Limited, an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Brandwidth Group Limited
Brandwidth is an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges. They offer branding, digital, experiential, and social media marketing services.
price ($mm)
$8.76
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired McBru

synopsis: Publitek has acquired McBru, a similar B2B tech agency based in Portland, Oregon. With immediate effect, McBru becomes Publitek North America and its founder, Kerry McClenahan, takes on the role of President. McBru's services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering. "
target: McBru
McBru (McClenahan Bruer) is a full-service integrated tech B2B marketing agency. Their services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and customer engagement.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Elvis Communications Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, has acquired Elvis Communications Limited, an award-winning integrated creative agency. Elvis's mission is to transform audiences into passionate, knicker-throwing fans. Elvis offers a variety of marketing services, including press ads, direct mail packs, TV commercials, events, social media, and more.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Elvis Communications Limited
Elvis is an award-winning integrated creative agency. They work through every single step in the customer experience - whether it's for a press ad or direct mail pack, a television commercial or an in store activation, a social media post or a real world event. Elvis turns audiences into fans.
price ($mm)
$7.27
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
7.3x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Velocity Partners Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Velocity Partners Limited, a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Velocity Partners Limited
Velocity Partners Limited (“Velocity”) is a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients. Velocity was founded by Doug Kessler and Stan Woods in 2000. Clients include multi-national technology groups, such as Sprint, Xerox and Informatica. Velocity is based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$7.60
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing and PR group Next 15 has continued its expansion spree with the acquisition of tech PR agency Pinnacle. Pinnacle, co-founded by MD Simon Flatt in 1996, is described as a specialist technical content and digital marketing business for the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,350 people across 32 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.
Pinnacle Marketing Communications is a full service technology PR and digital media agency delivering measurable business-to-business and social media campaigns for clients in the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
price ($mm)
$5.87
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Twogether

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Twogether Creative Limited, a B2B creative and digital marketing agency with a focus on technology clients. Twogether clients include multinational technology groups such as Brocade, Intuit, Symantec, Veritas, Lenovo and Zebra Technologies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Twogether
Twogether is a creative B2B marketing agency, with a passion for technology. Working with some of the world’s leading technology brands, including Brocade, Intuit, Lenovo, Microsoft and Zebra Technologies; their aim is to create marketing communications that get attention and achieve results.
price ($mm)
$9.37
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Publitek Limited

synopsis: Global communications firm Next 15 has acquired Publitek, a specialist technical content marketing business. Publitek builds content platforms, creates and optimises content, and manages on and offline communities on behalf of more than 40 companies, including Ericcson, Intel and Sony.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering.
price ($mm)
$8.95
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
price ($mm)
$8.05
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

DRP UK Limited, acquired A-Vision UK Ltd

synopsis: A-Vision, the London-based screen content agency, has been acquired by DRPG. A-Vision specialises in providing communication solutions from film & video, production, and digital servicing to clients such as Apartments.com, CoStar group, and Avaya.
buyer: DRP UK Limited
DRP UK Limited operates as a communication agency. They are one of the longest established, trusted and uniquely integrated communication and production specialists, famous for making anything possible as they connect people, build brands and help grow organisations worldwide. "
target: A-Vision UK Ltd
A-Vision specialises in providing communication solutions from film & video, production, and digital servicing to clients such as Apartments.com, CoStar group, and Avaya. A-Vision has a team of 10 people.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

RTB House, acquired WhitePress sp. Z oo

synopsis: RTB House, a global advertising technology firm has acquired WhitePress, a content marketing platform, from its founders, Dirlango, a technology-focused investment firm and Innova Capital, a CEE mid-market private equity firm. WhitePress assists advertising agencies and corporate clients in creation and publication of content across the web.
buyer: RTB House
RTB House is a global company that provides state-of-the-art marketing technologies for top brands worldwide. Its proprietary ad buying engine is the first and only in the world to be powered entirely by deep learning algorithms, enabling advertisers to generate outstanding results. "
target parent: Innova Capital
target: WhitePress sp. Z oo
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, WhitePress is a leading content marketing platform that assists advertising agencies and corporate clients in creation and publication of content across the web, as well as in tracking of marketing campaign results.
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announced 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Kaleyra S.p.a, will acquire mGage

synopsis: Kaleyra announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mGage, a Vivial company. mGage serves its customers through its cloud-based enterprise mobile messaging platform Communicate Pro, their API solution Connect, as well as Omnichannel mobile messaging offering such as SMS, MMS and RCS.
buyer: Kaleyra S.p.a (AMEX:KLR:$147.37)
Kaleyra is a leading CPaaS (Communication-Platform-as-a-Service) company, empowering businesses to communicate safely, securely, and seamlessly. With offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States, Kaleyra has become a worldwide provider of innovative cloud-based communications solutions. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: mGage
mGage is a global mobile engagement provider with more than 15 years of mobile CRM (mCRM) experience. Their SaaS, cloud-based technology enables brands to intelligently personalize mobile communications for the omni-channel consumer, across marketing and customer care interactions.
price ($mm)
$215
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

CTI Digital Limited, acquired Mosquito Digital Ltd.

synopsis: An internet improvement and digital advertising and marketing company, CTI Digital, primarily based in Manchester has acquired a counterpart, Mosquito Digital, within the metropolis center. CTI has snapped up model communication and efficiency advertising and marketing company Mosquito, which is positioned within the Northern Quarter.
buyer: CTI Digital Limited
CTI Digital is a full service digital agency in the UK that specialises in open source web development. They also offer digital marketing and creative design services for respected clients in all industries. They are one of the UK’s leading full service digital agencies with a growing team. "
target: Mosquito Digital Ltd.
Mosquito is a creative digital brand communications agency based in Manchester and Cheshire. Winning Digital SME 2020, the agency combines award-winning digital creative, user experience and engagement with a heritage of brand building and integrated marketing know-how.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Byte Club Limited merged with Dept Agency,

synopsis: Martech agency Byte has merged with Dept, an international digital agency, as the pair look to strengthen end-to-end digital services for their clients. Byte is a London-based marketing technology agency. They combine creative, media, data and technology to help businesses generate revenue and scale returns from digital platforms.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce. "
target: Byte Club Limited
Byte is a London-based marketing technology agency. They combine creative, media, data and technology to help businesses generate revenue and scale returns from digital platforms.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Inbar Merhav G

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired Inbar Merhav G, a full-service advertising agency in Israel. Inbar Merhav G creates meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity and media. Their range of marketing services include advertising, content, brand management, and digital & social.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Inbar Merhav G
Inbar Merhav G is a full-service advertising agency in Israel. Inbar Merhav G creates meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity, media, and innovation. Their range of marketing services include advertising, content, brand management, and digital & social.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Blue Cypress, acquired BuzzShift

synopsis: BuzzShift, an industry-leading full-service growth marketing agency and business consultancy servicing a portfolio of clients nationwide, announced it has been acquired by New Orleans-based Blue Cypress, a family of companies that launches new brands and acquires existing businesses as a part of their evergreen, or long-term, investment strategy.
buyer: Blue Cypress
Blue Cypress is a family of companies that launches new brands and acquires existing businesses as a part of their evergreen, or long-term, investment strategy. "
target: BuzzShift
Founded in 2010, BuzzShift is a full-service growth marketing agency and business consultancy specializing in creating long-term, sustainable growth for start-up, scaling, and industry-leading e-commerce brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Innovate, acquired Avanzado

synopsis: Phoenix Innovate, a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems, has acquired Avanzado LLC, a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
buyer: Phoenix Innovate
Phoenix Innovate is a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems. Phoenix Innovate focuses on understanding, finding and keeping audiences. They create transformative strategies and tactics that will resonate with their client's audience. "
target: Avanzado
Avanzado is a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They specialize in digital solutions, data management, and creative services. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd, acquired Nudge.co.za

synopsis: South African independent management and technology consulting firm, IQbusiness, announced that it has acquired innovative insights agency, nudge, as part of a targeted merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy to ramp up organic growth and diversify its offering.
buyer: The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd
IQbusiness is the leading independent management consulting firm in South Africa, helping clients overcome their business challenges and achieve sustainable growth. Since 1998, they have been enabling cleints to take their products to market faster, improve customer satisfaction, and more. "
target: Nudge.co.za
Nudge is South Africa's fastest growing online market research company. They are experts at digital market research and specifically Branded Insight Communities and Branded Short-term Panels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wire Media Limited merged with John Doe,

synopsis: Wire has merged with John Doe, a UK-based creative agency. Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
buyer: John Doe
John Doe is a UK-based creative agency. John Doe builds brands recognised for who they are and why they matter. They help brands to communicate their reason for being across channels and across the country. Their services include PR, advertising, digital, content, and experiential. "
target: Wire Media Limited
Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AudienceX, acquired Bigbuzz Marketing Group

synopsis: AudienceX, the largest independent trading desk built for performance marketers and agencies, announced that it has finalized its acquisition of New York-based online marketing agency Bigbuzz Marketing Group.
buyer: AudienceX
AudienceX is a digital advertising partner for brands and agencies. They offer strategic, unbiased, omnichannel performance solutions, and create value for their clients by delivering a combination of high-impact creative, and innovative technology, to help them effectively acquire customers. "
target: Bigbuzz Marketing Group
Bigbuzz Marketing Group is a bold collection of talented professionals on a mission to create inspired solutions that build brands, move merchandise, and change lives. They are digital sponges that soak up everything new in this constantly changing universe of technology.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/29/2021 via PR Newswire

JConnelly, acquired AdvisorPR

synopsis: JConnelly, a communications agency serving clients worldwide, has acquired AdvisorPR, a boutique public relations and marketing company that specializes in working with wealth management firms. With the acquisition, AdvisorPR will operate as a division within JConnelly's financial practice group.
buyer: JConnelly
JConnelly is a pioneer in the evolution of how companies and individuals communicate, connect and engage. The company helps build, grow, and protect premier brands, mitigate and manage crises, and influence change. "
target: AdvisorPR
AdvisorPR is a branding, marketing and public relations firm dedicated to providing turnkey marketing communications solutions exclusively to financial professionals. Through a diverse array of PR solutions, including packaged, turnkey PR programs, it helps clients grow their businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2021 via Company Press Release

Integrate Agency LLC, acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group

synopsis: Integrate Agency, a full-service digital and traditional marketing agency, has acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group, an Austin-based digital marketing group. The acquisition will further the integrated suite of traditional, digital and social media services offered by Integrate Agency throughout Texas.
buyer: Integrate Agency LLC
Integrate is an award-winning, full-service PR, social media, and marketing agency. Integrate's services include Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Display Advertising & Remarketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Amazon Marketplace, and Local Marketing. "
target: BriteIdea Marketing Group
BriteIdea Marketing is a full-service digital marketing and advertising agency with over 25 years of combined experience. BriteIdea specializes in working with small-to-medium-sized businesses to enhance their digital marketing and advertising efforts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2021 via PR Web

Look Listen Inc., acquired Story First

synopsis: Look Listen, a full-service digital marketing agency, has acquired Story First, a creative agency that specializes in helping non-profits, causes, and brands tell their story. Story First creates unique visual content for clients around the world. Their portfolio includes brand essence videos, portfolio reels, documentaries, commercials and more.
buyer: Look Listen Inc.
Look Listen builds campaigns, websites, communications, and digital products for companies that seek to improve the human experience. They help clients achieve peak performance by using behavioral analysis across sales, marketing, and product development. "
target: Story First
Story First is a creative agency that specializes in helping non-profits, causes, and brands tell their story. Story First creates beautiful, unique visual content for clients around the world. Their portfolio includes brand essence videos, portfolio reels, documentaries, commercials and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allison+Partners, acquired Sommerfield Communications Inc.

synopsis: Allison+Partners has acquired Sommerfield Communications, expanding its financial communications and thought leadership capabilities. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: Sommerfield Communications Inc.
Sommerfield Communications is a New York boutique shop that specializes in corporate communications. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/27/2021 via PR Web

modop, acquired Microgigantic, LLC

synopsis: Mod Op, a marketing communications agency with offices across the U.S. and an office in Latin America, has acquired Minneapolis-based marketing studio, Microgigantic. This acquisition is the third in two years for the agency and expands Mod Op’s presence in the upper Midwest.
buyer: modop
Mod Op is a full-service marketing communications agency focused on using the right methods to help their clients capitalize on their opportunities. Mod Op services for both B2C and B2B markets include brand strategy, advertising, digital marketing and public relations. "
target: Microgigantic, LLC
Microgigantic helps brands tell exceptional stories. They develop content strategy and produce creative content. They design and implement experiences using digital signage. They partner with their customers, from first concept through final delivery.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Low Earth Orbit merged with MediaMonks B.V.,

synopsis: Low Earth Orbit (L.E.O.) has merged with MediaMonks, a global creative production partner. L.E.O. is a digital-first marketing consultancy focused on building meaningful relationships between brands and consumers. The agency has expertise in advertising, social media, influencer marketing, paid media, public relations, and brand reputation.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
MediaMonks, based in the Netherlands, is a global production company that works with clients across industries to craft amazing work for leading businesses and brands. Its production capabilities span the entire creative spectrum, covering anything one could possibly want from a partner and more. "
target: Low Earth Orbit
Low Earth Orbit (L.E.O.) is a digital-first marketing consultancy. L.E.O. is focused on building meaningful relationships between brands and consumers. The agency has expertise in advertising, digital and social media, influencer marketing, paid media, public relations, and brand reputation.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/26/2021 via BusinessWire

Ovare Group Inc., acquired Beast

synopsis: OvareGroup, a Los-Angeles-based holding company, has acquired Beast, the award-winning post-production and visual effects studio, from Company 3 / Method Inc. The acquisition of Beast allows OvareGroup to add new capabilities in post-production and visual effects technology, as well as increase capacity across its network of companies.
buyer: Ovare Group Inc.
OvareGroup is a holding company with specialty firms in content development, marketing technology, and strategic services. The company's mission is to understand its clients' customers and efficiently engage with them via smart, data-driven content solutions that promote loyalty and business growth."
target parent: Aleph Capital Partners LLP
target: Beast
Beast is an award-winning editorial house specializing in editorial and visual FX for the advertising, digital, and music industries. Beast services a global clientele that includes Nike, AT&T, Cheerios, Toys “R” US, BMW, Mercedes Benz, General Motors, and other top brands.
price ($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.
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EBIT ($mm)
($0.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28
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Ticker: SHSP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SharpSpring
SharpSpring
SharpSpring, Inc. is a rapidly growing, global provider of cloud-based marketing automation solutions that enable businesses to improve lead generation and engagement to drive more sales. The company’s product lines include SharpSpring and SharpSpring Mail+.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$21.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.19)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
187
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Ticker: ICLK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IClick Interactive Asia
iClick Interactive Asia Group Limited is an independent online marketing and enterprise data solutions provider that connects worldwide marketers with audiences in China. iClick's platform possesses omni-channel marketing capabilities and fulfils various marketing objectives.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$217.99
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.04)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
884
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Ticker: LLNW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks
Limelight Networks, Inc. provides solutions that enable business and technology decision makers to profit from the shift of content and advertising to the online world, the explosive growth of mobile and connected devices, and the migration of IT applications and services into the cloud.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$177.70
EBITDA ($mm)
($9.67)
EBIT ($mm)
($40.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BIT:AXEL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
axélero S.p.A.
axélero S.p.A.
axélero provides effective and innovative digital advertising and digital marketing solutions, tailor-made for small, medium and large enterprises and national and local institutions to gain greater visibility, useful contacts and concrete business results.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$51.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.31
EBIT ($mm)
$3.12
Net Income ($mm)
$1.49
Employees
21
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Ticker: MKTG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Responsys
Responsys
Responsys is a leading provider of email and cross-channel marketing solutions that enable companies to engage in relationship marketing across the interactive channels customers are embracing; email, mobile, social, the web and display.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$194.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.34
EBIT ($mm)
$1.63
Net Income ($mm)
$0.79
Employees
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Ticker: SYNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synacor, Inc.
Synacor, Inc.
Synacor is the trusted technology development, multiplatform services and revenue partner for video, internet and communications providers, device manufacturers, and enterprises.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$84.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.80
EBIT ($mm)
($9.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
365
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Ticker: OTCPK:PROM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Propel Media
Propel Media
Propel Media, Inc. is a performance digital media company bringing together video and display advertising across desktop, application and mobile screens to offer advertisers, applications, and web site publishers a robust full-service solution for today’s ever-changing digital landscape.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$64.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.60
EBIT ($mm)
$22.68
Net Income ($mm)
$3.64
Employees
42
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Ticker: TSXV:AT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AcuityAds Inc.
AcuityAds is a technology company that enables marketers to connect intelligently with their most meaningful audiences through digital media. At the core of its offerings is a self-serve programmatic marketing platform, powered by proprietary machine learning technology.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$47.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.28)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
79
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Ticker: BIT:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MailUp
MailUp is a complete email & SMS delivery solution that combines advanced email marketing features with SMTP relay and plugins for ecommerce, CRM and CMS systems. Their flexibile and unique pay-per-speed pricing model translates into unlimited lists, unlimited recipients and unlimited messages.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$36.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.10
EBIT ($mm)
$2.08
Net Income ($mm)
$1.05
Employees
140
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Ticker: ASX:TMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tech Mpire Limited
Tech Mpire Limited
Tech Mpire is a rapidly growing performance-based online and mobile marketing solutions provider with reach to consumers in over 200 countries. Mpire offers advertisers a scalable solution to gain consumer acquisitions on a strict performance basis.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$23.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: JP:4751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc. engages in Internet media and Internet advertising businesses. It also involves in the investment development business. They are currently expanding their business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,293.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$195.42
EBIT ($mm)
$182.33
Net Income ($mm)
$106.20
Employees
18448
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: ENXTPA:LOCAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solocal Group
Solocal Group
SoLocal Group, European leader in local online communication, reveals local know-how, and boosts local revenues of businesses. The Internet activities of the Group are structured around two business lines: Local Search and Digital Marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$619.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.52
EBIT ($mm)
$154.92
Net Income ($mm)
$51.18
Employees
2515
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Ticker: JASDAQ:213
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iREP Co., Ltd.
IREP Co., Ltd. provides marketing services in Japan. It operates in two segments, Internet Marketing and Senior Marketing. The Internet Marketing segment engages in the sales agency business of listing advertisements in Japan for Yahoo Japan Corporation and Google, Inc.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$505.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$8.91
Net Income ($mm)
$5.31
Employees
352
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$405.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$45.02
EBIT ($mm)
$20.52
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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Ticker: DGIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform. DG connects over 11,000 global advertisers and agencies with their targeted audiences through an expansive network of over 6,000 television broadcast stations and over 11,500 web publishers in 75 countries.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$385.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.07
EBIT ($mm)
$52.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat is a leading Australian marketing services business. They partner with their clients to help them with the constant pressure of acquiring and servicing their customers, week-in, week-out. With media, digital and customer service capabilities, Salmat has the right solutions for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$333.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
3000
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: PUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch is a communications consultant group, and the French leader in public relations, event, digital and social web, in France and around the globe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$183.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.24
EBIT ($mm)
$2.13
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
462
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