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closed 6/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Battery

synopsis: France-based Havas Group has acquired Battery, a culture-driven creative agency. Battery specializes in gaming and streaming entertainment and has created advertising campaigns for Netflix and Activision Blizzard. Battery will become part of the Annex, Havas’ global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture.
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. The Annex is Havas’ fast-growing global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture, and be renamed Battery Annex. "
target: Battery
Battery is a highly acclaimed, culture-driven creative agency with a specialized focus on gaming and streaming entertainment to bring storytelling to other industries. They create global advertising campaigns for brands like Netflix, Royal Bank of Canada, and Activision Blizzard.
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closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Affilired, acquired Denomatic

synopsis: Affilired has acquired Denomatic, a Digital Marketing agency specializing in Programmatic and Paid Advertising Channels. Denomatic has positioned itself as a great Programmatic Advertising partner, driving increasingly improved results in all the campaigns they’ve collaborated on.
buyer: Affilired
Affilired is the first Performance Marketing Agency specializing in the Travel Sector. Together we have more than 20 years of experience helping more than 200 companies to increase their Online Traffic and Direct Sales internationally. "
target: Denomatic
Denomatic is a Spanish marketing agency specialized in programmatic advertising created in 2015, which owns a solid portfolio of 173 clients in the travel sector alone. They specialize in the management of advertising campaigns such as programmatic advertising, social networks, and email marketing.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jacobs Agency, Inc. merged with Sandstorm Design,

synopsis: Jacobs Agency has merged with Sandstorm, a user experience and digital agency. Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more.
buyer: Sandstorm Design
Sandstorm is a user experience and digital agency that leverages strategic marketing, emerging technologies and usability to create high impact and compelling brand experiences. Sandstorm specializes in brand strategy, content strategy, social strategy, marketing strategy and more. "
target: Jacobs Agency, Inc.
Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more. Their clients include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Whole Foods, Smithfield, B&W, ACE Hardware, Amtrak, Gold Promise, and Peoples Gas.
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closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falls, acquired Wyse Advertising

synopsis: Falls, a multi-faceted communications, marketing and digital agency acquired Wyse, a brand management and advertising agency that has built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
buyer: Falls
Falls is a strategic marketing, communications & digital firm. They are among the largest, fully integrated firms with a history of serving clients on a regional, national and international basis. Their vision is to help organizations serve their communities and make the world a better place. "
target: Wyse Advertising
Wyse is a full-service branding, advertising and marketing agency. They have built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
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closed 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Miroma Group, acquired Fold7

synopsis: Miroma Group, a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients, has acquired Fold7, UK's 21st Century advertising agency that helps brands become relevant to 21st century consumer.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Fold7
Headquartered in the UK, Fold7 is a 21st Century advertising agency. They help brands become relevant to 21st century consumer. They do it by moving beyond the traditional ad agency model, staying at the forefront of culture, and creating ideas that connect with clients’ audience wherever they are.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

ROI Digital Ltd, acquired DM2 Group

synopsis: ROI Digital, a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria, has acquired DM2 Group, a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels.
buyer: ROI Digital Ltd
ROI Digital is a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria. ROI Digital services advertisers, media agencies and brands by offering a bouquet of premium digital advertising and sales platforms for its clients to reach a targeted audience. "
target: DM2 Group
DM2 Group is a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels. DM2 has created memorable advertising campaigns for Coca-Cola, Dangote Group, and more.
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Buzzman

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has announced the acquisition of a 51% stake in Buzzman, the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
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: Buzzman
Founded in 2006, Buzzman is the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

synopsis: Briggs Advertising in Bath has become part of Portland-based marketing agency CD&M Communications. Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need.
buyer: CD&M Communications
CD&M Communications are a strategic and creative agency that helps clients change the way consumers think about their brands. They specialize in Consumer Advertising, Business Communications, Social Marketing, Branding Strategy, TV, Radio, Print, Web Design, Planning and Buying, PR and more. "
target: Briggs Advertising
Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need. They are based in Maine.
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announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ogilvy New Zealand Limited, will acquire Ogilvy New Zealand Limited

synopsis: New Zealand advertising boss Greg Partington will buy back all shares in Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington, who currently owns a 15 per cent stake in the agency, has made a deal that will see him acquire the 85 per cent stake currently held by WPP AUNZ. Ogilvy New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest independent agency and that is proudly local.
buyer: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Greg Partington is a Managing Director at Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington is one of the most well-known advertising executives in the New Zealand local ad scene, having helped build Ogilvy into one of the biggest agencies in the country. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Ogilvy New Zealand is a fully integrated marketing communications company, with expertise in brand advertising, retail advertising, direct marketing and customer relationship management, media strategy and buying, interactive marketing, public relations, and activation.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Filter Advertising merged with Splendor Design,

synopsis: Filter Advertising, a digital and media advertising agency, has merged with Splendor Design, a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing.
buyer: Splendor Design
Splendor Design is a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing. They combine strategic thinking with creativity to solve business problems. "
target: Filter Advertising
Filter Advertising is a digital and media advertising agency. Filter's expertise lies in delivering powerful, captivating visual messaging that connects quickly and viscerally in their short attention span world.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Muse Communications merged with Quantasy,

synopsis: Muse Communications, an independent multicultural advertising agency, and Quantasy, a full-service digital agency, announced they have combined operations and resources to offer enhanced marketing and digital solutions for current and future clients.
buyer: Quantasy
Quantasy is a creative brand services agency that creates engaging experiences that occur at the intersection of entertainment, advertising, technology and culture. Quantasy delivers premium interactive and social content for clients in the auto, entertainment, not-for-profit and financial sectors. "
target: Muse Communications
Muse Communications is an independent multicultural advertising agency. Their work helps clients strengthen and expand their connection with culture and the forces that influence it. Their clients include American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Google, Wells Fargo and The California State Lottery.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

McKinney, Inc, purchased Operam Creative Group from Operam

synopsis: Cheil Worldwide full-service agency McKinney has acquired of Los Angeles-based Operam Creative Group, a division formerly within Hollywood media and tech company Operam. Operam Creative Group, which is now McKinney L.A., provides creative artists and media agency services.
buyer parent: Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
buyer: McKinney, Inc
McKinney is a full-service creative and media agency dedicated to unleashing untapped potential. Insightful strategy, planning and analytics shape their creativity, while everything from social media integration to content creation to a dedicated experiential marketing team bring it to the world. "
seller: Operam
Operam Creative Group provides creative artists and media agency services. They work on a project basis with clients such as Amazon Studios, WeTransfer and Orion. Operam Creative Group houses 15 full-time strategists, multidisciplinary creatives, content creators, account managers and producers.
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closed 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

K&L Inc., acquired ISC Innovators

synopsis: K&L Inc, a Japanese creative agency, has acquired ISC Innovators, a Malaysian full-service advertising company. ISCI provides a wide range of advertising services to private and government companies.
buyer parent: AOI TYO Holdings
buyer: K&L Inc.
Headquartered in Japan, K&L Inc offers is a creative agency that has worked on major Japanese-affiliated advertisers for over 50 years. Using their unique perspective, they unite concepts, emotions and real-world applications to produce communication solutions with wide-reaching impact. "
target: ISC Innovators
ISC Innovators is a Malaysian full-service advertising company. They are recognized for creativity and marketing effectiveness in all major industry categories. They have won over 120 awards, including 41 international awards for their "Malaysia. Truly Asia." campaign.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Calise Partners, acquired Imaginuity

synopsis: Calise Partners, an integrated marketing agency, has acquired Imaginuity, the integrated agency that delivers transformative results for its clients. Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey.
buyer: Calise Partners
Calise Partners is an integrated marketing agency. The agency’s powerful AdScience™ Data Management Platform maintains a single source of truth for clients’ data, allowing for unparalleled optimization of the marketing programs that are most effective in generating new customers. "
target: Imaginuity
Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey, including: brand experience, advertising, traditional and digital media buying, paid and organic search, social media, web development, UX, AI, data analytics and database marketing services.
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Accenture Interactive, acquired Shackleton Group

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, a company that helps leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey, has acquired Shackleton, a Spanish brand communications agency. Shackleton delivers brand-building campaigns that combine award-winning creative work with a dedicated focus on digital customer engagement.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Shackleton Group
Shackleton is a Spanish brand communications agency. Shackleton delivers brand-building campaigns that combine award-winning creative work with a dedicated focus on digital customer engagement. Shackleton creates advertising campaigns and digital content for clients across various industries.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Droga5 LLC

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, a company that helps leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey, has acquired Droga5, an independent advertising agency with offices in London and New York. They create communications and experiences that ignite business growth, with brand purpose at the core.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Droga5 LLC
Droga5 is an independent agency with offices in London and New York. They create communications and experiences that ignite business growth, with brand purpose at the core. From integrated-marketing campaigns to business design, their work forges real connections with people and drives results.
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closed 3/27/2019 via Company Press Release

modop, acquired M.C. Communications

synopsis: modop, a company that creates content, branding, and communications to grow their clients’ relationships, has acquired M.C. Communications, a provider of full-service integrated advertising, public relations, media management and social media marketing.
buyer: modop
modop creates content, branding, and communications to grow their clients’ relationships with the people they touch. They see all modern brands as channels that broadcast across multiple, traditional, social, mobile and digital touchpoints. They know how to guide brands as they become broadcasters. "
target: M.C. Communications
M.C. Communications provides full-service integrated advertising, public relations, media management and social media marketing. Their experience ranges from manufacturing, energy, insurance and government to finance, retail, health, security and entertainment.
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closed 3/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Hjaltelin Stahl

synopsis: Accenture has completed the acquisition of Hjaltelin Stahl, a leading Danish creative agency, known for its ability to create unique and consistent cross-media experiences for its clients. They will become part of Accenture Interactive.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Hjaltelin Stahl
Hjaltelin Stahl, founded in 2003, is one of Denmark’s largest independent agencies by revenue. They specialize in Digital, Dialogue, Social and Advertising.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire BJL Group Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network, a company made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands, will be acquiring BJL Group Limited, an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: BJL Group Ltd
BJL Group Limited is an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out and be successful in today’s world.
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closed 2/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Augeo Marketing, acquired Wingnut Advertising, Inc.

synopsis: Augeo, a leader in engagement, loyalty and incentive platforms, has acquired Wingnut Advertising, an advertising agency focused on helping their clients grow their brands. Wingnut offers services for branding, digital design, graphic design, video, and more. Wingnut also has expertise in SEO, SEM, and other digital marketing services.
buyer: Augeo Marketing
Augeo is a North American leader in engagement, loyalty and incentive platforms with a focus on developing new solutions and innovative technology for clients, partners, merchants and consumers. Augeo serves both domestic and international programs and supports over 55 countries in 8 languages. "
target: Wingnut Advertising, Inc.
Wingnut is an advertising agency focused on helping their clients grow their brands. Wingnut offers services for branding, digital design, graphic design, video, and more. Wingnut also has expertise in SEO, SEM, and other digital marketing services.
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closed 6/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Battery

synopsis: France-based Havas Group has acquired Battery, a culture-driven creative agency. Battery specializes in gaming and streaming entertainment and has created advertising campaigns for Netflix and Activision Blizzard. Battery will become part of the Annex, Havas’ global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture.
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. The Annex is Havas’ fast-growing global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture, and be renamed Battery Annex. "
target: Battery
Battery is a highly acclaimed, culture-driven creative agency with a specialized focus on gaming and streaming entertainment to bring storytelling to other industries. They create global advertising campaigns for brands like Netflix, Royal Bank of Canada, and Activision Blizzard.
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closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Appatura

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions, has acquired Appatura Inc., an innovator in regulatory and marketing content management and automation.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,338.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions is a leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions to banks, broker-dealers, asset and wealth managers and corporate issuers. Broadridge provides an important infrastructure that powers the financial services industry. "
target parent: Vivendi SA
target: Appatura
With its leading-edge, proprietary database and headless CM named Syntext, Appatura’s mutual fund focused workflow and publishing engine: Docubuilder, and its innovative AI and Machine Learning Appasense tools, Appatura has been helping transform the industry.
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announced 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Havas, will acquire Langoor Pty Ltd

synopsis: Havas Group announced the acquisition of independent digital agency Langoor. Founded in 2010, full-service digital agency Langoor is present across India, the Middle East and Australia. As part of the agreement, Langoor will be rebranded as Langoor Havas and will be led by its co-founder Venugopal Ganganna.
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: Langoor Pty Ltd
Langoor is a web products and services company with offices in Sydney, Australia and Bangalore, India. Langoor offers web services ranging from branding, web development and design as well as online marketing and custom systems.
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Buzzman

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has announced the acquisition of a 51% stake in Buzzman, the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
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: Buzzman
Founded in 2006, Buzzman is the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
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closed 6/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Battery

synopsis: France-based Havas Group has acquired Battery, a culture-driven creative agency. Battery specializes in gaming and streaming entertainment and has created advertising campaigns for Netflix and Activision Blizzard. Battery will become part of the Annex, Havas’ global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture.
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. The Annex is Havas’ fast-growing global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture, and be renamed Battery Annex. "
target: Battery
Battery is a highly acclaimed, culture-driven creative agency with a specialized focus on gaming and streaming entertainment to bring storytelling to other industries. They create global advertising campaigns for brands like Netflix, Royal Bank of Canada, and Activision Blizzard.
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closed 9/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Republica Havas

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world's largest global communications group, has acquired Republica , one of America's leading and fastest-growing multicultural advertising and communications agencies. Republica builds enduring relationships between brands and people across a spectrum of cultures, traditions, and languages.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas Group is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas is committed to be the best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation. "
target: Republica Havas
Republica is one of America’s leading and fastest-growing multicultural advertising and communications agencies. Through their “Rethink Relevant” strategic mantra, Republica builds enduring relationships between brands and people across a spectrum of cultures, traditions, and languages.
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closed 7/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Catchi

synopsis: Havas Group has announced the acquisition of Catchi, the leading digital conversion rate optimisation (CRO) specialist across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The company helps businesses to optimise their digital channels and convert significantly more of their hard-earned website visitors into leads and sales.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. They are committed to being the best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation. They operate with three business units: creative, media, and healthcare & wellness. "
target: Catchi
Catchi is the leading digital conversion rate optimisation (CRO) specialist across Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The company helps businesses to optimise their digital channels and convert significantly more of their hard-earned website visitors into leads and sales.
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closed 11/8/2017 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Immerse Group Sdn. Bhd.

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world's largest global communications groups, has acquired Immerse, an award-winning digital agency in Malaysia that specializes in providing strategic creative consultancy and digital marketing solutions. Immerse has worked with a diverse portfolio of client brands in Malaysia including Volvo, F&N, Wrigley and more.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups. Founded in 1835, the Group employs 20,000 people in over 100 countries. Havas Group is committed to being the world's best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation. "
target: Immerse Group Sdn. Bhd.
Immerse is an award-winning digital agency in Malaysia that specializes in providing strategic creative consultancy and digital marketing solutions. The 50-people agency services a diverse portfolio of client brands in Malaysia and Singapore including Volvo, Mitsubishi Motors, F&N, Wrigley and more.
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closed 9/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired The Eighty Eight

synopsis: Havas, one of the world's largest global communications groups, has acquired The Eighty Eight (The 88), a creative agency that utilizes a mix of social, design, and development to inspire conversations and create awareness. The 88 offers strategic direction, creative services, social media management, and content creation.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups. Founded in 1835, the Group employs 20,000 people in over 100 countries. Havas Group is committed to being the world's best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation. "
target: The Eighty Eight
The Eighty Eight (The 88) is a creative agency that utilizes a mix of social, design, and development to inspire conversations and create awareness. They offer strategic direction, creative services, social media management, influencer collaboration management and content creation.
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closed 8/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Havas, acquired Blink Ltd

synopsis: Havas acquired a majority stake in Blink, a leading social media agency with a unique model which specializes in content and management of conversations between consumers and brands, assisting organizations to follow, understand and take part in the social media realm. Founded in 2007, Blink was the first content and social media agency in Israel.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups. Founded in 1835, the Group employs 20,000 people in over 100 countries. Havas Group is committed to being the world's best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation. "
target: Blink Ltd
Blink is a leading social media agency with a unique model which specializes in content and management of conversations between consumers and brands, assisting organizations to follow, understand and take part in the social media realm. Blink was founded in 2007 and is based in Israel.
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closed 7/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

Vivendi SA, acquired Havas

synopsis: Vivendi, an integrated media and content group, has completed the acquisition of a near 60% stake in Havas from Bolloré Group. Havas is a communications industry leader that delivers integrated solutions to leading brands. Havas creates meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation.
buyer: Vivendi SA (ENXTPA:VIV:$16,408.86)
Vivendi is an integrated media and content group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. "
target parent: Bolloré
target: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas Group is one of the world's largest global communications groups. Founded in 1835, the Group employs 20,000 people in over 100 countries. Havas is committed to being the world’s best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation.
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$2,557
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$412
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired BD Network Australia

synopsis: Havas Group announced it has acquired shopper-marketing platform BD Australia. BD Australia specialises in integrated retail and shopper marketing with a strong focus on data analytics to help study shopper behaviour and behavioural economics to identify insights that aid decision-making.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas Group is one of the world's largest global communications groups. Founded in 1835, the Group employs 20,000 people in over 100 countries. Havas is committed to being the world’s best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation. "
target parent: BD Network, Ltd.
target: BD Network Australia
BD Network Australia creates ideas to help brands and retailers sell more without a big media spend. They provide award winning ideas inspired by insights in to consumer and shopper Behavioural Dynamics that deliver retail, news, social and cultural value.
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closed 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired AGENCE79

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world's largest global communications groups, has acquired AGENCE79, a French based agency that assists its clients in implementing communications strategies, media buying and online campaign analytics and optimization.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas Group is one of the world's largest global communications groups. Founded in 1835, the Group employs 20,000 people in over 100 countries. Havas is committed to being the world’s best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation. "
target: AGENCE79
AGENCE79 assists its clients in implementing communications strategies, media buying and online campaign analytics and optimization. They are based in France.
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closed 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired TP1

synopsis: The Havas Group announced the acquisition of TP1, a full-service digital agency in Montreal, Quebec, known for its strategic expertise in marketing and communications and its commitment to outstanding user experiences, open technologies and web accessibility.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups. Havas is committed to being the world’s best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation. "
target: TP1
TP1 is a full-service digital agency that creates online experiences that get people talking. Founded in Montreal in 2005, TP1 was among the first digital agencies to take the agile methodology from its IT roots and adapt it to the creative and marketing world.
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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:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups, offering a range of communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate communications, human resources, multimedia interactive communications, public relations, and more. "
target: Gemini Healthcare, LLC
Gemini Healthcare is a full-service healthcare marketing, communications, and consulting agency. They focus on the interrelationships between pharmaceutical and biotech companies, their products, prescribers, patients and payers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/24/2015 via Company Press Release

Havas, will acquire FullSIX International S.A.S.

synopsis: The Havas Group, one of the world's largest global communications groups, announced it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire FullSIX, one of Europe's leading independent digital communications groups.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups, offering a range of communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate communications, human resources, multimedia interactive communications, public relations, and more. "
target parent: Motion Equity Partners
target: FullSIX International S.A.S.
FullSIX International S.A.S. offers interactive marketing and customer relationship management services. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is based in Levallois Perret, France.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
$67
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/9/2015 via Company Press Release

Havas, will acquire Riverorchid Notch Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Havas announced its planned acquisition of Riverorchid, an award-winning agency network based in Indochina with specialist operations in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Riverorchid brings a team of approximately 250 people offering integrated solutions including advertising, media, PR, research and digital.
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: Riverorchid Notch Co. Ltd.
Riverorchid Notch is a digital communications agency specialising in the Indochina region. With over 250 staff, Riverorchid offers Advertising, Activation, Media, Digital, PR, Retail and Research services.
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closed 2/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired Plastic Mobile Inc.

synopsis: Havas, one of the world's largest global advertising, digital and communications groups, announced the acquisition of Plastic Mobile, an award-winning mobile agency that builds applications and other strategic solutions for m-commerce, encompassing retail, loyalty, payments, coupons, and in-store initiatives.
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: Plastic Mobile Inc.
Plastic Mobile is an award-winning mobile marketing agency building strategic solutions in m-commerce - encompassing payments, wallets, transactions and coupons - as well as mobile loyalty, location-based marketing, mobile gaming, and in-store initiatives.
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closed 1/13/2015 via PR Newswire

Havas Health, acquired Bird & Schulte Advertising

synopsis: The Havas Group has acquired Bird & Schulte Advertising, an award-winning agency based in Germany. Bird & Schulte offers a full spectrum of services for Rx and OTC, including advertising, digital media, events and medical education. Bird & Schulte will be renamed Havas Life Bird & Schulte, part of the Havas Health global network.
buyer parent: Havas
buyer: Havas Health
Havas Health is one of the largest fully integrated, global health communications groups. With 60 health-focused offices in over 50 countries, they offer advertising, public relations, event promotion, medical education, digital marketing, direct-to-patient and consulting services. "
target: Bird & Schulte Advertising
Bird & Schulte, a full-service health and wellness communications agency, offers the complete spectrum covering advertising, medical education, events and digital media for Rx and OTC.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/24/2014 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired Formula PR

synopsis: Havas has acquired Formula PR, a public relations and experiential marketing agency. Their approach includes a diverse marketing mix: from media events and influencer campaigns to co-branding, promotions and grassroots initiatives.
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups, offering a range of communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate communications, human resources, multimedia interactive communications, public relations, and more. "
target: Formula PR
Formula PR is an award-winning national public relations boutique agency with bicoastal offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego. Formula’s professional services include media relations, blogger outreach, social media, brand activation, marketing promotions, and co-branding.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bolloré, acquired Havas

synopsis: Investment company Bolloré Group has acquired control of the French advertising holding company Havas. 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, and more.
buyer: Bolloré (ENXTPA:BOL:$11,514.97)
Bolloré is a French investment and industrial holding group headquartered in Puteaux, on the western outskirts of Paris, France. The company, a paper-energy-plantations-logistics conglomerate, employs 28,000 people around the world. "
target: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups, offering a range of communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate communications, human resources, multimedia interactive communications and public relations.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,219 [$2,166]*
rev ($mm)
$2,310
EBITDA ($mm)
$365
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.5x
closed 6/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Battery

synopsis: France-based Havas Group has acquired Battery, a culture-driven creative agency. Battery specializes in gaming and streaming entertainment and has created advertising campaigns for Netflix and Activision Blizzard. Battery will become part of the Annex, Havas’ global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. The Annex is Havas’ fast-growing global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture, and be renamed Battery Annex. "
target: Battery
Battery is a highly acclaimed, culture-driven creative agency with a specialized focus on gaming and streaming entertainment to bring storytelling to other industries. They create global advertising campaigns for brands like Netflix, Royal Bank of Canada, and Activision Blizzard.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Affilired, acquired Denomatic

synopsis: Affilired has acquired Denomatic, a Digital Marketing agency specializing in Programmatic and Paid Advertising Channels. Denomatic has positioned itself as a great Programmatic Advertising partner, driving increasingly improved results in all the campaigns they’ve collaborated on.
buyer: Affilired
Affilired is the first Performance Marketing Agency specializing in the Travel Sector. Together we have more than 20 years of experience helping more than 200 companies to increase their Online Traffic and Direct Sales internationally. "
target: Denomatic
Denomatic is a Spanish marketing agency specialized in programmatic advertising created in 2015, which owns a solid portfolio of 173 clients in the travel sector alone. They specialize in the management of advertising campaigns such as programmatic advertising, social networks, and email marketing.
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jacobs Agency, Inc. merged with Sandstorm Design,

synopsis: Jacobs Agency has merged with Sandstorm, a user experience and digital agency. Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more.
buyer: Sandstorm Design
Sandstorm is a user experience and digital agency that leverages strategic marketing, emerging technologies and usability to create high impact and compelling brand experiences. Sandstorm specializes in brand strategy, content strategy, social strategy, marketing strategy and more. "
target: Jacobs Agency, Inc.
Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more. Their clients include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Whole Foods, Smithfield, B&W, ACE Hardware, Amtrak, Gold Promise, and Peoples Gas.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falls, acquired Wyse Advertising

synopsis: Falls, a multi-faceted communications, marketing and digital agency acquired Wyse, a brand management and advertising agency that has built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
buyer: Falls
Falls is a strategic marketing, communications & digital firm. They are among the largest, fully integrated firms with a history of serving clients on a regional, national and international basis. Their vision is to help organizations serve their communities and make the world a better place. "
target: Wyse Advertising
Wyse is a full-service branding, advertising and marketing agency. They have built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Miroma Group, acquired Fold7

synopsis: Miroma Group, a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients, has acquired Fold7, UK's 21st Century advertising agency that helps brands become relevant to 21st century consumer.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Fold7
Headquartered in the UK, Fold7 is a 21st Century advertising agency. They help brands become relevant to 21st century consumer. They do it by moving beyond the traditional ad agency model, staying at the forefront of culture, and creating ideas that connect with clients’ audience wherever they are.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

ROI Digital Ltd, acquired DM2 Group

synopsis: ROI Digital, a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria, has acquired DM2 Group, a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels.
buyer: ROI Digital Ltd
ROI Digital is a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria. ROI Digital services advertisers, media agencies and brands by offering a bouquet of premium digital advertising and sales platforms for its clients to reach a targeted audience. "
target: DM2 Group
DM2 Group is a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels. DM2 has created memorable advertising campaigns for Coca-Cola, Dangote Group, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Buzzman

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has announced the acquisition of a 51% stake in Buzzman, the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
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: Buzzman
Founded in 2006, Buzzman is the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

synopsis: Briggs Advertising in Bath has become part of Portland-based marketing agency CD&M Communications. Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need.
buyer: CD&M Communications
CD&M Communications are a strategic and creative agency that helps clients change the way consumers think about their brands. They specialize in Consumer Advertising, Business Communications, Social Marketing, Branding Strategy, TV, Radio, Print, Web Design, Planning and Buying, PR and more. "
target: Briggs Advertising
Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need. They are based in Maine.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ogilvy New Zealand Limited, will acquire Ogilvy New Zealand Limited

synopsis: New Zealand advertising boss Greg Partington will buy back all shares in Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington, who currently owns a 15 per cent stake in the agency, has made a deal that will see him acquire the 85 per cent stake currently held by WPP AUNZ. Ogilvy New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest independent agency and that is proudly local.
buyer: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Greg Partington is a Managing Director at Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington is one of the most well-known advertising executives in the New Zealand local ad scene, having helped build Ogilvy into one of the biggest agencies in the country. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Ogilvy New Zealand is a fully integrated marketing communications company, with expertise in brand advertising, retail advertising, direct marketing and customer relationship management, media strategy and buying, interactive marketing, public relations, and activation.
price ($mm)
$6.53*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Filter Advertising merged with Splendor Design,

synopsis: Filter Advertising, a digital and media advertising agency, has merged with Splendor Design, a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing.
buyer: Splendor Design
Splendor Design is a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing. They combine strategic thinking with creativity to solve business problems. "
target: Filter Advertising
Filter Advertising is a digital and media advertising agency. Filter's expertise lies in delivering powerful, captivating visual messaging that connects quickly and viscerally in their short attention span world.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Muse Communications merged with Quantasy,

synopsis: Muse Communications, an independent multicultural advertising agency, and Quantasy, a full-service digital agency, announced they have combined operations and resources to offer enhanced marketing and digital solutions for current and future clients.
buyer: Quantasy
Quantasy is a creative brand services agency that creates engaging experiences that occur at the intersection of entertainment, advertising, technology and culture. Quantasy delivers premium interactive and social content for clients in the auto, entertainment, not-for-profit and financial sectors. "
target: Muse Communications
Muse Communications is an independent multicultural advertising agency. Their work helps clients strengthen and expand their connection with culture and the forces that influence it. Their clients include American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Google, Wells Fargo and The California State Lottery.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

McKinney, Inc, purchased Operam Creative Group from Operam

synopsis: Cheil Worldwide full-service agency McKinney has acquired of Los Angeles-based Operam Creative Group, a division formerly within Hollywood media and tech company Operam. Operam Creative Group, which is now McKinney L.A., provides creative artists and media agency services.
buyer parent: Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
buyer: McKinney, Inc
McKinney is a full-service creative and media agency dedicated to unleashing untapped potential. Insightful strategy, planning and analytics shape their creativity, while everything from social media integration to content creation to a dedicated experiential marketing team bring it to the world. "
seller: Operam
Operam Creative Group provides creative artists and media agency services. They work on a project basis with clients such as Amazon Studios, WeTransfer and Orion. Operam Creative Group houses 15 full-time strategists, multidisciplinary creatives, content creators, account managers and producers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

K&L Inc., acquired ISC Innovators

synopsis: K&L Inc, a Japanese creative agency, has acquired ISC Innovators, a Malaysian full-service advertising company. ISCI provides a wide range of advertising services to private and government companies.
buyer parent: AOI TYO Holdings
buyer: K&L Inc.
Headquartered in Japan, K&L Inc offers is a creative agency that has worked on major Japanese-affiliated advertisers for over 50 years. Using their unique perspective, they unite concepts, emotions and real-world applications to produce communication solutions with wide-reaching impact. "
target: ISC Innovators
ISC Innovators is a Malaysian full-service advertising company. They are recognized for creativity and marketing effectiveness in all major industry categories. They have won over 120 awards, including 41 international awards for their "Malaysia. Truly Asia." campaign.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Calise Partners, acquired Imaginuity

synopsis: Calise Partners, an integrated marketing agency, has acquired Imaginuity, the integrated agency that delivers transformative results for its clients. Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey.
buyer: Calise Partners
Calise Partners is an integrated marketing agency. The agency’s powerful AdScience™ Data Management Platform maintains a single source of truth for clients’ data, allowing for unparalleled optimization of the marketing programs that are most effective in generating new customers. "
target: Imaginuity
Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey, including: brand experience, advertising, traditional and digital media buying, paid and organic search, social media, web development, UX, AI, data analytics and database marketing services.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Accenture Interactive, acquired Shackleton Group

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, a company that helps leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey, has acquired Shackleton, a Spanish brand communications agency. Shackleton delivers brand-building campaigns that combine award-winning creative work with a dedicated focus on digital customer engagement.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Shackleton Group
Shackleton is a Spanish brand communications agency. Shackleton delivers brand-building campaigns that combine award-winning creative work with a dedicated focus on digital customer engagement. Shackleton creates advertising campaigns and digital content for clients across various industries.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Droga5 LLC

synopsis: Accenture Interactive, a company that helps leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey, has acquired Droga5, an independent advertising agency with offices in London and New York. They create communications and experiences that ignite business growth, with brand purpose at the core.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Droga5 LLC
Droga5 is an independent agency with offices in London and New York. They create communications and experiences that ignite business growth, with brand purpose at the core. From integrated-marketing campaigns to business design, their work forges real connections with people and drives results.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/27/2019 via Company Press Release

modop, acquired M.C. Communications

synopsis: modop, a company that creates content, branding, and communications to grow their clients’ relationships, has acquired M.C. Communications, a provider of full-service integrated advertising, public relations, media management and social media marketing.
buyer: modop
modop creates content, branding, and communications to grow their clients’ relationships with the people they touch. They see all modern brands as channels that broadcast across multiple, traditional, social, mobile and digital touchpoints. They know how to guide brands as they become broadcasters. "
target: M.C. Communications
M.C. Communications provides full-service integrated advertising, public relations, media management and social media marketing. Their experience ranges from manufacturing, energy, insurance and government to finance, retail, health, security and entertainment.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Hjaltelin Stahl

synopsis: Accenture has completed the acquisition of Hjaltelin Stahl, a leading Danish creative agency, known for its ability to create unique and consistent cross-media experiences for its clients. They will become part of Accenture Interactive.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Hjaltelin Stahl
Hjaltelin Stahl, founded in 2003, is one of Denmark’s largest independent agencies by revenue. They specialize in Digital, Dialogue, Social and Advertising.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire BJL Group Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network, a company made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands, will be acquiring BJL Group Limited, an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: BJL Group Ltd
BJL Group Limited is an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out and be successful in today’s world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 2/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Augeo Marketing, acquired Wingnut Advertising, Inc.

synopsis: Augeo, a leader in engagement, loyalty and incentive platforms, has acquired Wingnut Advertising, an advertising agency focused on helping their clients grow their brands. Wingnut offers services for branding, digital design, graphic design, video, and more. Wingnut also has expertise in SEO, SEM, and other digital marketing services.
buyer: Augeo Marketing
Augeo is a North American leader in engagement, loyalty and incentive platforms with a focus on developing new solutions and innovative technology for clients, partners, merchants and consumers. Augeo serves both domestic and international programs and supports over 55 countries in 8 languages. "
target: Wingnut Advertising, Inc.
Wingnut is an advertising agency focused on helping their clients grow their brands. Wingnut offers services for branding, digital design, graphic design, video, and more. Wingnut also has expertise in SEO, SEM, and other digital marketing services.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.00
Employees
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Ticker: PTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying).
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
146
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Ticker: YOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOC AG
YOC AG
With a portfolio of 300 titles, YOC has the largest digital advertising network in Europe specialized in smartphone and tablet audiences. Their network divides audiences into channels: Business & Finanace, News, Lifestyle, Sport, Entertainment, etc.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$27.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($15.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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Ticker: ALMNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobile Network Group
Mobile Network Group is the top listed mobile marketing, technology and advertising company in France. It is one of the leading independent mobile advertising networks in Europe, with 71 million unique visitors in Germany and Italy, and represents more than 100 premium content publishers in Europe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$12.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.11
EBIT ($mm)
($1.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,338.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,574.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,081.98
Net Income ($mm)
$100.70
Employees
18300
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,650.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$709.29
EBIT ($mm)
$479.37
Net Income ($mm)
$341.43
Employees
0
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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: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: TSE:2461
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F@N Communications Inc.
F@N Communications is an internet marketing company based in Japan. They own and operate several of Japan's largest advertising networks. F@N is currently one of the leading advertising companies in Japan and offers a variety of solutions to help advertisers reach their target audience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$339.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.35
EBIT ($mm)
$52.56
Net Income ($mm)
$36.14
Employees
341
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Ticker: WSE:AGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agora SA
Agora SA
Agora is one of the largest media companies in Poland listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1999. Its media offer includes newspapers, out-of-home advertising, network of cinemas, Internet and radio operations, magazines and sales of book collections.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$336.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.58
EBIT ($mm)
$1.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3004
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15,385.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,351.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,076.40
Net Income ($mm)
$1,146.30
Employees
77300
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Ticker: ENXTPA:PUB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publicis Groupe SA
Publicis Groupe SA
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. They offer the full range of services and skills: digital, traditional advertising, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media buying and strategy, and healthcare communications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,107.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,997.78
EBIT ($mm)
$1,793.68
Net Income ($mm)
$1,068.22
Employees
73853
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Ticker: TSE:4324
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc. has a diverse client portfolio and enjoys solid buying power in all major mass media formats. Dentsu handles the advertising campaigns of many blue-chip companies, and major global clients have chosen the Company to act as a partner in the Japanese market.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,767.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,555.99
EBIT ($mm)
$838.46
Net Income ($mm)
$739.24
Employees
62608
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Ticker: CHRM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc. is a leading advertising agency in China. It operates its business under three brands: Charm Advertising, Charm Interactive, and Shangxing Media. Charm offers integrated advertising agency services from planning and managing ad campaigns to creating and placing ads.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$183.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.00
Employees
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Ticker: PTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying).
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
146
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Ticker: YOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOC AG
YOC AG
With a portfolio of 300 titles, YOC has the largest digital advertising network in Europe specialized in smartphone and tablet audiences. Their network divides audiences into channels: Business & Finanace, News, Lifestyle, Sport, Entertainment, etc.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$27.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($15.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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Ticker: ALMNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobile Network Group
Mobile Network Group is the top listed mobile marketing, technology and advertising company in France. It is one of the leading independent mobile advertising networks in Europe, with 71 million unique visitors in Germany and Italy, and represents more than 100 premium content publishers in Europe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$12.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.11
EBIT ($mm)
($1.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,338.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,574.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,081.98
Net Income ($mm)
$100.70
Employees
18300
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,650.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$709.29
EBIT ($mm)
$479.37
Net Income ($mm)
$341.43
Employees
0
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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: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: TSE:2461
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F@N Communications Inc.
F@N Communications is an internet marketing company based in Japan. They own and operate several of Japan's largest advertising networks. F@N is currently one of the leading advertising companies in Japan and offers a variety of solutions to help advertisers reach their target audience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$339.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.35
EBIT ($mm)
$52.56
Net Income ($mm)
$36.14
Employees
341
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Ticker: WSE:AGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agora SA
Agora SA
Agora is one of the largest media companies in Poland listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange since 1999. Its media offer includes newspapers, out-of-home advertising, network of cinemas, Internet and radio operations, magazines and sales of book collections.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$336.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.58
EBIT ($mm)
$1.77
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3004
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