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closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

synopsis: London-based Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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: Ugam
Ugam is a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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closed 5/21/2013 via Company Press Release

ShopperTrak, acquired RapidBlue Solutions

synopsis: ShopperTrak, the world’s largest counter and analyzer of retail foot traffic, announced the acquisition of RapidBlue Solutions Oy, a leading European provider of retail data and analytics. RapidBlue uses radio frequency technology to collect shopper movement information.
buyer: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world. "
target: RapidBlue Solutions
Based in Helsinki, RapidBlue uses radio frequency technology to collect shopper movement information. The company transforms the anonymous data into information and insights that retailers can use to manage the marketing, merchandising and operations of their businesses.
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announced 5/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Accenture Digital, will acquire OPS Rules

synopsis: Accenture is expanding its machine learning and operations analytics capabilities by acquiring OPS Rules, a boutique analytics consulting company that specializes in the application of data science to create supply chain and operations analytics solutions. Founder Simchi-Levi and his team will join Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Digital
Accenture Digital helps businesses and governments redefine how they serve connected customers and operate connected enterprises. It offers complete, integrated digital business and technology services - digital marketing, analytics, and mobility - to deliver tangible results. "
target: OPS Rules
OPS Rules is the leading analytics and optimization firm focused on helping companies identify and capture hidden opportunities in their supply chains and operating models. They aim to transform their clients' complex supply chains for competitive advantage and significant performance gains.
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closed 7/1/2011 via BusinessWire

Perficient, Inc., acquired JCB Partners, LLC

synopsis: Perficient, Inc., a leading information technology consulting firm announced that it has acquired JCB Partners, a $15 million annual revenue business and technology consulting firm focused on enterprise performance management, analytics and business intelligence solutions, primarily leveraging the IBM Cognos suite of software products.
buyer: Perficient, Inc. (PRFT:$577.27)
Perficient is a leading information technology consulting firm that helps clients use Internet-based technologies to improve productivity and competitiveness, strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and partners and reduce information technology costs. "
target: JCB Partners, LLC
JCB Partners LLC, a performance management consulting company, provides business intelligence and analytics consulting and services to retailers.
price ($mm)
$17
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$15
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1.1x
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closed 2/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Ipsos S.A, purchased Mystery Shopping Business from MaritzCX

synopsis: Ipsos is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Mystery Shopping business of the Maritz group, one of the largest mystery shopping service providers in North America. Staffed by over 150 employees, Maritz’s Mystery Shopping business has been operating for over 35 years, mostly in North America.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,038.49)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is the third largest market research company in the world, present in 90 markets and employing more than 18,000 people. Their 75 business solutions are based on primary data coming from our surveys, social media monitoring, and qualitative or observational techniques. "
seller: MaritzCX
The acquisition includes the Mystery Shopping business of the Maritz group, one of the largest mystery shopping service providers in North America. Staffed by over 150 employees, Maritz’s Mystery Shopping business has been operating for over 35 years, mostly in North America.
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$15
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closed 5/8/2019 via Company Press Release

TABS Analytics, acquired Decision Insight

synopsis: TABS Analytics, a technology-enabled analytics firm servicing the consumer products industry, announced that it acquired Decision Insight, a global shopper marketing research and analytics firm with expertise in both brick-and-mortar and online shopping environments.
buyer: TABS Analytics
TABS Analytics is a technology-enabled analytics firm servicing the consumer products industry. They are the leading outsourced sales and marketing analytics firm in the CPG industry. TABS provide clients with workable solutions, expert guidance, and a positive ROI with their services. "
target: Decision Insight
Decision Insight is a leading shopper insights and retail strategy firm that uncovers shopper behaviors and motivations. Utilizing ShopperIQ® and Digital.IQ™, proprietary virtual platforms for brick & mortar and eCommerce, they deliver effective strategies.
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announced 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, will acquire Information Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc., a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights. Jeffrey Ansell, a Vestar Senior Advisor, will serve as Chairman of IRI. New Mountain and other existing investors are retaining a meaningful investment in IRI.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners (VCP) is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. VCP collaborates with management teams and private owners to build long- term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Healthcare, and Business Services & Industrial Products."
target parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
target: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG companies, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses.
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closed 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Ipsos S.A, purchased Mystery Shopping Assets from Market Pulse

synopsis: Ipsos has acquired the mystery shopping staff, shoppers, and clients of Market Pulse International. Since 1989, Market Pulse has helped brands understand their business from their customers point of view, and supported clients to improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and growth. They are based in New Zealand.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,038.49)
Headquartered in France, Ipsos is an independent market research companies managed by research professionals. Ipsos researchers assess market potential and trends, develop brands, help clients build long-term relationships with customers, test advertising, and study audience responses. "
seller: Market Pulse
The acquisition includes the the mystery shopping staff, shoppers, and clients of Market Pulse. Market Pulse helps brands understand their business from their customers point of view, and supports clients to improve customer satisfaction, loyalty and growth. They are based in New Zealand.
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closed 10/16/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Inmar Inc., acquired reach | influence

synopsis: Inmar announced that it has acquired Detroit, Michigan-based reach | influence, a marketing analytics company focused on powering the shopper experience to leverage retail shopper data to increase sales. reach | influence helps independent retailers, wholesalers and product manufacturers to measure marketing efficacy and engage their shoppers.
buyer parent: OMERS Private Equity
buyer: Inmar Inc.
Inmar applies technology and data science to improve outcomes for consumers and those who serve them. They have unmatched access to billions of consumer and business transactions in real time. Their analytics, platforms and services enable engagement with shoppers and patients, and optimize results."
target: reach | influence
reach | influence is a retail marketing firm focused on powering the shopper experience with the goal of leveraging shopper data to increase sales through a combination of marketing and merchandising programs. They provide insight to independent retailers, wholesalers and product manufacturers.
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closed 8/16/2017 via PR Web

Jancyn, acquired Customer Perspectives

synopsis: Jancyn Evaluation Shops, a mystery shopping company, is pleased to announce their acquisition of New Hampshire based Customer Perspectives, a 30-year leader in the mystery shopping marketplace. Customer Perspectives helps businesses increase their profits by retaining customers and attracting new ones.
buyer: Jancyn
Since 1980, Jancyn has provided best practices in mystery shopping for customer satisfaction and employee performance feedback programs. They develop data based mystery shops that are used to help their clients optimize resources, motivate employees and improve revenue. "
target: Customer Perspectives
Customer Perspectives is a 30-year leader in the mystery shopping marketplace. Customer Perspectives helps businesses increase their profits by retaining customers and attracting new ones.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BusinessWire

StellaService Inc., acquired ICC/Decision Services

synopsis: StellaService, the leader in helping companies grow through better customer service, announced the acquisition of ICC/Decision Services, a leader in successful in-store customer experience management programs including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys. This extends StellaService into in-store environments.
buyer: StellaService Inc.
StellaService helps companies grow through better service across their stores, contact centers and ecommerce fulfillment. Through a combination of software and proprietary data and insights, StellaService helps companies improve their operational and front-line team performance. "
target: ICC/Decision Services
ICC/Decision Services offers more than 37 years of hands-on experience designing and executing highly successful in-store customer experience management programs, including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys.
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closed 1/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Tyco International plc, acquired ShopperTrak

synopsis: Tyco International plc, the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company, announced that it has completed its acquisition of ShopperTrak, a leading global provider of retail consumer behavior insights and location-based analytics. ShopperTrak's solutions enable retailers to improve sales and operational effectiveness.
buyer: Tyco International plc (TYC:$9,701.00)
Tyco is the world's largest pure-play fire protection and security company. Tyco provides more than three million customers around the globe with the latest fire protection and security products and services. "
target: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world.
price ($mm)
$175
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$75
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closed 4/22/2015 via BusinessWire

Information Resources, Inc., acquired Datasea

synopsis: Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), the global leader in innovative solutions and services for consumer, retail and over-the-counter healthcare companies, announced the acquisition of Datasea, one of China’s leading analytic services and market research companies, which has deep knowledge and expertise in the retail and CPG industries.
buyer parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
buyer: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. (IRi) delivers powerful market and shopper information, predictive analysis and foresight that leads to action. They go beyond the data to ignite extraordinary growth for their clients by pinpointing what matters and illuminating how it can impact their businesses. "
target: Datasea
Datasea services include analytics that help clients develop enhanced pricing strategies, efficient promotions, improved effectiveness in-store, forecasting, next-generation marketing mix modeling and assortment optimization.
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closed 4/15/2015 via BusinessWire

Antuit, acquired Prognos, Inc.

synopsis: Antuit, a global Big Data solutions company, announced the acquisition of Prognos, a Chicago-based analytics company specializing in the retail and consumer package goods (CPG) sector. Prognos is focused on demand forecasting, lifecycle pricing and customer insight.
buyer: Antuit
Antuit is a Big Data analytics solutions firm that enables enterprise clients to unlock business value from data within the constraints of their budgets and maturity on the Big Data curve. Antuit provides cutting-edge analytics offerings for Supply Chain and Sales & Marketing functions. "
target: Prognos, Inc.
Prognos Inc. is dedicated to providing financially measurable results for Retailers and Consumer Packaged Goods companies through advanced analytic solutions. Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Chicago, Prognos is focused on demand forecasting, lifecycle pricing and customer insight.
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announced 4/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Copernicus Marketing Consulting, will acquire Forbes Consulting Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire Forbes Consulting Group and have it become part of Copernicus Marketing Consulting post acquisition. Founded in 1985, Forbes Consulting Group specializes in both quantitative and qualitative research and analysis.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Copernicus Marketing Consulting
Copernicus Marketing Consulting is a research-and-data-driven marketing consulting firm in the business of transforming companies. They use front-line experience, insights, and advanced analytics to help B2B and B2C companies develop, plan, and implement strategies that change brand trajectories. "
target: Forbes Consulting Group
The Forbes Consulting Group is a strategic and innovative market research company providing global clients with deeper levels of insight about emotions and motivations - and helping them gain strategic market advantage on the strength of these insights.
price ($mm)
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$8
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closed 9/29/2014 via Company Press Release

GfK Group, acquired Cogenta Systems Ltd.

synopsis: GfK strengthens its position in the online market through the acquisition of UK-based Cogenta, a leader in online pricing intelligence. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
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 80 years of data science experience. "
target: Cogenta Systems Ltd.
Cogenta is an industry pioneer in providing retail and pricing intelligence services, partnering with the biggest European retailers and brands. Cogenta is the source of market intelligence, creating best of breed retail data that is trusted and relied upon by brands both in the UK and abroad.
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closed 4/28/2014 via PR Web

reach | influence, acquired Penfield Consulting

synopsis: reach | influence, [ri], a leading marketing and analytics company and provider of shopper engagement strategies to the independent retail community, is pleased to announce a strategic acquisition of retail analytics firm Penfield Consulting.
buyer: reach | influence
reach | influence, is a marketing analytics firm focused on powering the shopper experience with the goal of leveraging shopper data to increase sales. They provide services and insight to independent retailers, wholesalers and CPGs. "
target: Penfield Consulting
Penfield Consulting is a retail analytics firm. Penfield Consulting delivered advanced analytics to the largest of retailers including The Sports Authority, The Home Depot, Priceline.com, and others.
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closed 3/7/2014 via BNC Analysis

RDI Marketing Services, Inc., acquired Service Industry Research Systems, Inc.

synopsis: RDI, a world class outsourcer, is pleased to announce their most recent acquisition of SIRS, Inc. Service Industry Research Systems, Inc. (SIRS) is a marketing research firm that specializes in insights for the retail industry.
buyer: RDI Marketing Services, Inc.
RDI is a world class outsourcer that provides custom solutions (sales, customer service, marketing, technology) on an outsourced basis to help businesses operate their core business more effectively. RDI was established in 1978 and their corporate headquarters is located in Blue Ash, OH. "
target: Service Industry Research Systems, Inc.
Service Industry Research Systems, Inc. (SIRS) is a marketing research firm that specializes in insights for the retail industry. It offers Conusmer Service Industry companies tested, sales predictive tools to identify how to gain and maintain new and loyal customers.
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closed 1/16/2014 via Company Press Release

IntelliShop, LLC, acquired STAR Shops, Training And Results, Inc.

synopsis: IntelliShop, a leading provider of customer experience research solutions to companies, and organizations across North America, announced that it is expanding its business serving owners and management companies with the client acquisition of Shops, Training And Results, Inc., a nationwide mystery shop, training, and consulting company.
buyer: IntelliShop, LLC
IntelliShop is the industry leader for the highest level of service to their clients, and exceptional quality, accuracy and integrity in the work they do. They help their clients to evaluate, understand and improve their customers’ experiences. "
target parent: MAG Multifamily Ancillary Group
target: STAR Shops, Training And Results, Inc.
STAR (Shops, Training And Results) is a nationwide mystery shop, training, and consulting company, that is highly specialized in providing customized performance-based mystery shop evaluations, and training programs for multifamily housing, retail, restaurants, and hospitality industries.
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announced 10/16/2013 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., will acquire Leisure Trends Group

synopsis: The NPD Group, a global information company, has signed an agreement to acquire the retail sales tracking and consumer research businesses of Leisure Trends, the Boulder, CO-based leader in market research for the sports and recreation industries. The acquisition does not include Leisure Trends’ Customer Relationship Management (CRM) business.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading global provider of consumer and retail market research solutions for a wide range of industries. They offer consumer behavior and point-of-sale (POS) information and industry expertise across more industries than any other market research company. "
target: Leisure Trends Group
Leisure Trends Group tracks a vast amount of information in the resort, hospitality, outdoor recreation and sports industries. Their retail sale tracking gives access to retail sales intelligence in key specialty retailers, and their consumer research offers customized research programs.
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closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

synopsis: London-based Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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: Ugam
Ugam is a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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announced 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Ambient Digital Vietnam

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Ambient Digital, a full service digital agency with headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City. With 95 employees in Vietnam, it is the largest independent digital media agency and the largest single touch point of local premium inventory with exclusive rich media formats.
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: Ambient Digital Vietnam
Established in 2010, Ambient Digital Vietnam is a full service digital agency with headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City. With 95 employees in Vietnam, it is the largest independent digital media agency and the largest single touch point of local premium inventory with exclusive rich media formats.
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closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

synopsis: London-based Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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: Ugam
Ugam is a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Re:Production Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Re:Production Limited (Head Office: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle.
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: Re:Production Limited
Founded in 2010, Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle. The agency works with leading directors to create award-winning productions for advertising agencies and brands across the UK.
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announced 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Redder

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Redder Advertising Co. Ltd. Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
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: Redder
Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
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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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announced 12/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Videobeat Networks

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire a 70% share in Videobeat Networks GmbH, a full-service agency for TV and online video campaigns based in Hamburg, Germany.
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: Videobeat Networks
Videobeat Networks GmbH is a full-service agency for TV and online video campaigns. The agency, a leading expert for data-driven video advertising, has developed proprietary software to enhance the placement, management and analysis of video content across all platforms and optimized in real time.
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$6
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Whitespace

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of Edinburgh-based creative agency, Whitespace. Founded in 1997 with a focus on digital and brand design, Whitespace has developed into one of Scotland’s leading and most awarded creative agencies.
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: Whitespace
Founded in 1997 with a focus on digital and brand design, Whitespace has developed into one of Scotland’s leading and most awarded creative agencies with a client list that includes Aegon, Sainsbury’s Bank, and the Scottish Government.
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closed 4/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired White Label

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced the acquisition of Chilean performance agency, White Label. The agency specializes in digital advertising services including SEO, SEM, social, paid media and digital analytics, and counts brands such as L’Oreal and Banco Ripley as clients.
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: White Label
Based in Chile, White Label MKT SpA is a performance marketing agency that provides digital paid media and search engine optimization (SEO) services, programmatic buying, web analytics, and measurement tools. The company is based in Las Condes, Chile.
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announced 4/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Red Media Consulting AS

synopsis: Dentsu, Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd, has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Red Communication AS, a media and performance agency in Norway. RED offers a full suite of digital advertising services including performance marketing, performance publishing and digital content marketing.
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: Red Media Consulting AS
RED is a fast-growing agency in Norway, and was twice awarded Norway's 'Media Agency of the Year'. The agency offers a full suite of digital advertising services including performance marketing, performance publishing and digital content marketing, data and analytics, and media and brand activation.
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announced 2/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Character SF, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a Character SF, LLC., a San Francisco-based branding and design agency. Character offers creative-focused advertising services including brand strategy, brand identity, and brand experience.
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: Character SF, LLC
Founded in 1999, Character is a San Francisco-based branding and design agency with a passion for launching, rejuvenating and propelling brands. Their goal is to create lasting and meaningful relationships between their client's brand and their audience through distinct brand experiences.
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announced 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire FoxP2 Holdings Proprietary Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in FoxP2 Holdings Proprietary Limited, a leading creative agency in South Africa. FoxP2 is a comprehensive creative agency that integrates strategy, design, digital and creative advertising into innovative results for its clients.
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: FoxP2 Holdings Proprietary Limited
Founded in 2005, FoxP2 is a comprehensive creative agency that integrates strategy, design, digital and creative advertising into innovative results for its clients. Through its branches in Johannesburg and Cape Town, it has grown into a company with 83 expert employees.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Gleam Futures

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Gleam Futures, a digital-first talent management company in the UK.
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: Gleam Futures
Gleam Futures is a digital-first talent management company in the UK. Gleam Futures is a global top class digital-first talent management company having agreements with more than 40 global talents whose YouTube channels have a combined subscriber base of over 60 million users.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire SesliHarfler

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in SesliHarfler Reklam Tanitim ve Yayin Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. ("SesliHarfler"), a digital creative agency in Turkey.
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: SesliHarfler
SesliHarfler Reklam Tanitim ve Yayin Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. ("SesliHarfler") is a digital creative agency in Turkey. SesliHarfler has a solid reputation for creativity and strategic project execution, offering a full suite of digital communications services.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire media.at GmbH

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., a multinational media and digital marketing communications company, has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in media.at GmbH, an independent full-service media agency that is the largest in Austria, boasting the second largest transaction volume in that country.
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: media.at GmbH
media.at GmbH is an independent full-service media agency that is the largest in Austria, boasting the second largest transaction volume in that country.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Accordant Pty Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Accordant Pty Ltd, a data-driven customer experience and personalization agency based in Australia.
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: Accordant Pty Ltd
Established in 2014, Accordant is a full-service programmatic advertising company and technology solution provider offering advanced digital marketing services that give customers a brand experience optimized in paid and owned media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Grant Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has reached an agreement with principal shareholders of Grant Group to acquire a majority stake in the Grant Group, a prominent advertising group in Sri Lanka. Under the agreement, Dentsu Aegis Network will acquire 85% of the shares in Grant Advertising Group & 70% of the shares in Grant Agencies.
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: Grant Group
Grant Group is a prominent and long-established advertising group in Sri Lanka. Grant Group comprises 2 groups: the Grant Advertising Group and Grant Agencies--providing advertising and media services (mass media and OOH), creative, PR, content, digital and other services under seven brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Dwi Sapta Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in Dwi Sapta Group, the largest independent full-service advertising agency in Indonesia. Dwi Sapta Group encompasses nine companies specializing in creative, media, digital, PR and other areas.
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: Dwi Sapta Group
Founded in 1981, the Dwi Sapta Group encompasses nine companies specializing in creative, media, digital, PR and other areas with a total of 400 employees, having grown to become Indonesia's largest independent full-service advertising agency.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Gravity Media

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of Findr Group, owner of Gravity Media, a full-service multicultural marketing agency headquartered in New York City. Gravity Media will form the backbone of the group’s specialized and dedicated multicultural marketing offering in the US, complementing and strengthening its existing capabilities.
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: Gravity Media
Gravity is an award-winning, full service multi-cultural advertising communications agency. They are experts at deeply integrating brands into any culture. Pragmatically, they solve complex business challenges and create growth opportunities for their clients through advertising communications.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Axis41

synopsis: Merkle announced its acquisition of Salt Lake City based Axis41 (www.axis41.com), a leading web and app development agency focused on customer experience. The move supports the strategy of building within the network a set of full-scale people-based marketing capabilities rooted in data, analytics, and technology.
buyer parent: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights. "
target: Axis41
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Axis41 is a digital marketing agency specializing in brand strategy, creative content, UI/UX architecture, site analytics and CMS implementation. The agency has worked with industry-leading clients such as Adobe, Backcountry.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Perfect Relations Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has bought local public relations (PR) firm Perfect Relations Group, which will retain its branding. Perfect Relations Group’s presence spans across 19 offices and 50 cities in India, offering services including corporate reputation management, brand and marketing communications, media management and more.
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: Perfect Relations Pvt. Ltd.
Perfect Relations Group is a public relations firm. Perfect Relations offers services including corporate reputation management, brand and marketing communications, media management and crisis management.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

synopsis: London-based Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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: Ugam
Ugam is a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

WPP AUNZ Limited, acquired Meerkats

synopsis: WPP AUNZ, the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, has acquired Western Australian-based digital and creative business solutions company Meerkats. Meerkats specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: WPP AUNZ Limited (ASX:SGN:$599.83)
WPP AUNZ is the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising nearly 5,000 people working across 60+ companies, in over 120 offices across the region. "
target: Meerkats
Meerkats is a creative agency based in Perth, Australia that specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

etermax, acquired Performash

synopsis: etermax, a game and AI developer in Argentina, has acquired Performash, an Argentinian company specialized in display advertising and multiplatform video solutions. Performash provides a media buying programmatic platform for advertising over mobile devices. Their technology enables them to determine the best purchase strategy for their clients.
buyer: etermax
etermax is a game and AI developer in Argentina. etermax creates leading consumer brands that entertain, connect and provide business value. Their social games include Trivia Crack, Aworded Crack and more. They also provide in-game advertising services for their games and over 1,800 other titles. "
target: Performash
Performash is an Argentinian company that specializes in display advertising and multiplatform video solutions. Performash provides a media buying programmatic platform for advertising over mobile devices. Their technology enables them to determine the best purchase strategy for their clients.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Power Digital Marketing, acquired Covet Public Relations Inc.

synopsis: Power Digital announced its partnership with Covet Public Relations, Inc. (“Covet PR”), a national public relations firm specializing in consumer brands across food, beverage, beauty and wellness. Power Digital’s acquisition of Covet PR welcomes a new breed of storytelling to media relations and cross-channel marketing.
buyer parent: Periscope Equity
buyer: Power Digital Marketing
Power Digital is nationally acclaimed for its robust service offerings, proprietary technology and progressive approach to culture and team building. The company has been featured annually for the past three years in Inc.’s 5000 fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. "
target: Covet Public Relations Inc.
Covet PR is a national public relations firm devoted to food, beverage, beauty and lifestyle brands in the consumer space. They work with companies that are pushing boundaries, setting new standards and innovating the wellness industry.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

P4 Group Pty Ltd, acquired Ruby Communications Pty Ltd

synopsis: P4 Group has acquired Ruby Communications, bolstering the company's service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagements. The two firms are Queensland's award-winning communications consultancies.
buyer: P4 Group Pty Ltd
With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the dynamic marketing and communications powerhouse bolsters P4 Group’s service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement. "
target: Ruby Communications Pty Ltd
In a world that is dominated by content, brands can only achieve influence by engaging audiences in a more powerful way. Ruby Communications believes in making an impact. The specialists at their company believe in creativity, planning, collaboration and insight-led ideas.
price ($mm)
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on offer 6/25/2020 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, offer to acquire MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group will acquire MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,414.75)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$253 [$1,306]*
rev ($mm)
$1,415
EBITDA ($mm)
$215
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.4x
closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hearts & Science LLC, acquired MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Omnicom Media Group's Hearts & Science has acquired Melbourne media agency Max & Partners. MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Hearts & Science LLC
Hearts & Science is a marketing agency using data to help brands build individual relationships with consumers at scale. Hearts & Science was founded with a special focus on data analytics and a foundation of heart. "
target: MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.
MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result. They help businesses find the best content opportunity and best commercial model possible.
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Venetian Media Group, acquired Frontier Advertising

synopsis: Venetian Media Group, an independent, Australian owned and operated agency group, has acquired Frontier Advertising, an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
buyer: Venetian Media Group
Venetian Media Group was founded by Mark and Michael Fishwick to deliver a collective, end-to end offering that will see the suite of brands work individually or collaboratively as needed to deliver optimum creativity for clients, beyond agency boundaries. They focus on advertising and media. "
target: Frontier Advertising
Established in 1993, Frontier Advertising is an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bignon De Keyser Paris, acquired Eliott & Markus

synopsis: Bignon De Keyser France, a strategy consulting firm dedicated to the legal professions, has acquired Eliott & Markus, specializing in influence and brand consulting for consulting firms. The objective of the operation is to strengthen the synergies between two historic players in the French legal market.
buyer: Bignon De Keyser Paris
Bignon De Keyser is dedicated to helping players in the legal industry achieve lasting success. They do this by helping them to envisage the future, improve their organization. Allowing them thereby to respond to their clients’ needs and to anticipate trends. "
target: Eliott & Markus
From brand enhancement to enhancement of expertise, Eliott & Markus has structured integrated and agile support, at the crossroads of influence and branding. It offers the most complete marketing and communication skills platform on the French market.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Impulse Screen Media, acquired iNC Digital Media

synopsis: Impulse Screen Media, a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands, has acquired iNC Digital Media, the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. iNC Digital Media creates high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
buyer: Impulse Screen Media
Based in Sydney, Impulse Screen Media (ISM) is a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands. ISM has built a unique technology platform that captures real-time data from television broadcasts, allowing brands and agencies to optimize digital media buying. "
target parent: Here, There & Everywhere
target: iNC Digital Media
Based in Australia, iNC Digital Media is the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. They are a team of like-minded marketing professionals specifically available to create high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gen-G, acquired Gootenberg SAS

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

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

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

Horizon Group of North America, acquired Cronin

synopsis: Southport marketing agency Horizon Group of North America has acquired Glastonbury digital-marketing firm Cronin and its visual content production company, Off Leash Studios. The three firms have combined to create a new organization called Cronin Group Holdings, but each will continue operating under their current names.
buyer: Horizon Group of North America
Horizon Group of North America is an insight-driven consumer and retail transformation expert. Horizon Group has successfully grown brands, started and scaled companies, led change, developed innovation, built business development partnerships, and optimized communications. "
target: Cronin
Based in Glastonbury, Cronin is a digitally driven, results-focused marketing agency. The agency’s capabilities include strategy and analytics; advertising; content development; media planning, buying and optimization; digital services; public relations; social media; direct marketing; and research.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediaworks Online Marketing, acquired Liberty Communications

synopsis: Mediaworks has announced the acquisition of Liberty Communications. The County Durham, UK-based media planning and buying agency specialises in what would be considered ‘traditional’ advertising media, with expertise in TV, radio, out of home and print media.
buyer: Mediaworks Online Marketing
Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. They specialize in organic search engine optimization that drives leads, sales and brand visibility for their clients, but they are also experts in pay-per-click, online reputation management and content marketing. "
target: Liberty Communications
Liberty Communications is a County Durham, UK-based media planning and buying agency specialises in what would be considered ‘traditional’ advertising media, with expertise in TV, radio, out of home and print media.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nerio Communications merged with CRE8IVE,

synopsis: Nerio Communications has merged with CRE8IVE, a leading creative agency in Australia. Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, and more.
buyer: CRE8IVE
CRE8IVE is a leading creative agency in Australia. CRE8IVE specializes in branding, campaign development and the development of websites. CRE8IVE utilizes clever strategy, considered design and innovative technologies to help businesses tell compelling stories to reach their audience. "
target: Nerio Communications
Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful and long-term relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, content creation, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

77Agency merged with Jakala Group S.p.A,

synopsis: Jakala, an Italian group specialized in the so-called martech, or technology applied to marketing, has acquired 77Agency, an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles.
buyer: Jakala Group S.p.A
Jakala is the first Italian Martech Company offering its customers strategic, analytics, digital and technological support by leveraging on unique assets and know-how, as well as adopting innovative models aimed at achieving measurable results. "
target: 77Agency
77Agency is an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles. 77 delivers its clients connected digital solutions; combining its services of Digital Strategy, Digital PR and Social Media, SEO, Website Design, and Development and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

SKDKnickerbocker, acquired Sloane & Company

synopsis: The nation’s leading public affairs firm, SKDKnickerbocker, has acquired Sloane & Company, an industry-leading corporate and financial communications firm. Through the combination, the wide breadth of services available to clients will include corporate positioning and media relations, public affairs, political campaigns, M&A support, and more.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: SKDKnickerbocker
SKDKnickerbocker (SKDK) is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: Sloane & Company
Sloane & Company is an industry-leading strategic communications firm focused on Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Investor Relations, Crisis Communications and Issue Management, Shareholder Activism and Proxy Contests, Transaction Support, and Public Affairs.
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closed 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Media Storm, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Media Storm through Merkle. Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Media Storm, LLC
Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Teneo, Inc., acquired Bridge PR

synopsis: Teneo, the global CEO advisory firm, announced the acquisition of Bridge PR, a proven and specialist PR and content development agency engaged in building and managing reputation through all media platforms for a wide range of businesses and organisations operating across a range of sectors at national and regional level.
buyer: Teneo, Inc.
Teneo is a global CEO advisory firm. Teneo works exclusively with the CEOs and senior executives of the world’s leading companies, Teneo provides strategic counsel across their full range of key objectives and issues. "
target: Bridge PR
Based in Ireland, Bridge PR is a proven and specialist PR and content development agency engaged in building and managing reputation through all media platforms for a wide range of businesses and organisations operating across a range of sectors at national and regional level.
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The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,465.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,389.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,012.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
46000
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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: 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)
$13,723.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$651.19
EBIT ($mm)
$514.50
Net Income ($mm)
$420.19
Employees
21469
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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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)
$9,737.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,481.52
EBIT ($mm)
$645.53
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66400
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,592.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,388.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1,108.30
Net Income ($mm)
$668.70
Employees
54300
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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: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,011.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$414.19
EBIT ($mm)
$322.89
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6701
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,414.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$139.64
EBIT ($mm)
$100.94
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5647
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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: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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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)
$388.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.59
EBIT ($mm)
$30.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2.93
Employees
2183
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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