Like Den of Thieves, LLC

announced 10/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wheelhouse Group LLC, will acquire Den of Thieves, LLC

synopsis: Wheelhouse Entertainment said it has agreed to purchase a majority interest in Den of Thieves, the live-event, scripted and non-scripted production company responsible for producing MTV’s Video Music Awards and E!’s People Choice Awards.
buyer: Wheelhouse Group LLC
WHEELHOUSE produces premium content that opens new marketing opportunities to businesses and brands. WHEELHOUSE was assembled brick by brick for storytellers, influential talent, top tier strategists and powerful cultural catalysts to inspire and harness the collective power of collaboration. "
target: Den of Thieves, LLC
Den of Thieves is the live-event, scripted and non-scripted production company responsible for producing MTV’s Video Music Awards and E!’s People Choice Awards. Den of Thieves was founded by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager, and is known for producing the VMAs for 13 consecutive years.
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closed 10/19/2015 via Market Wire

AMPitLIVE merged with TV Guide Magazine,

synopsis: NTVB Media, Inc., has acquired events company AMPitLIVE and merged it with the TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider operations (TVGM). AMPitLIVE conceives and produces major events, primarily in the entertainment industry, that provide valuable content for media properties and positive exposure for brands.
buyer parent: NTVB Media, Inc.
buyer: TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide Magazine is one of the most popular magazines in the country with over 12 million weekly readers. TV Guide Magazine is the premier source for entertainment news, guidance, and information about the country's most popular leisure time activity. "
target: AMPitLIVE
AMPitLIVE conceives and produces major events, primarily in the entertainment industry, that provide valuable content for media properties and positive exposure for brands. AMPitLIVE conceived and developed the Television Industry Advocacy Awards to benefit The Creative Coalition.
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closed 6/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Production Resource Group, acquired XL Video Group

synopsis: Production Resource Group, L.L.C. announced that it has acquired the XL Video Group, one of the largest providers of premier multi-market video services. XL Video is a multi-award winning provider of creative video solutions for concert touring, corporate events, exhibitions, automotive, television, sports, and theatre.
buyer: Production Resource Group
Production Resource Group, L.L.C., ("PRG") is a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology to a wide range of markets, including corporate and automotive events, concerts, special events, theatre, television and film, trade shows, and installations. "
target: XL Video Group
Founded in 1995, XL Video is a multi award winning provider of creative video solutions for Concert Touring, Corporate and Special Events, Exhibitions and Trade Shows, Television, Sports, Theatre and The Arts.
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announced 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

3G Productions, Inc., will acquire Beachsound, Inc.

synopsis: 3G Productions, Inc., a Las Vegas-based event production company, will acquire the assets of Beachsound, a full-service production company with one of the most extensive inventories of equipment in the region. It supplies high-end technical support for all facets of the entertainment and corporate event industries.
buyer: 3G Productions, Inc.
3G Productions, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based event production company with operations in the Los Angeles and Miami areas. 3G provides live event production, audio/video installation, professional event staffing, and equipment sales and rentals. "
target: Beachsound, Inc.
Beachsound, Inc. is a full service production company providing high end technical support for all facets of the entertainment and corporate industries. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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closed 10/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Olympus Partners, acquired Centerplate, Inc.

synopsis: Centerplate, the largest event hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, announced it has concluded its management led buyout of the company in partnership with Stamford-based Olympus Partners from former owner Kohlberg & Company, LLC.
buyer: Olympus Partners
Founded in 1988, Olympus Partners is a Stamford, Conn.-based private equity firm focused on providing equity capital for middle market management buyouts and for companies needing capital for expansion. "
target parent: Kohlberg & Company, LLC
target: Centerplate, Inc.
Centerplate is one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, with 250 North American sports, entertainment and convention venues. It is the largest food service provider for the NFL, a major provider to professional baseball, and partner with 6 of the top 10 most active convention centers.
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closed 3/5/2009 via Market Wire

ICON International merged with Delphi Productions,

synopsis: Delphi Productions and ICON Exhibits have announced their merger, creating a diversified enterprise with a more robust product, service and events marketing solutions for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace.
buyer: Delphi Productions
Delphi designs, builds and produces experience-based exhibits and media for tradeshows, events and museums. Our designers, managers and crafts people draw on diverse backgrounds to create exhibits and events that respond to the challenges of today's sophisticated audiences. "
target: ICON International
ICON provides marketing solutions for organizations in the tradeshow, events, museum and retail marketplace.
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closed 7/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Wicks Business Information, LLC

synopsis: Summit Business Media, LLC, a leading business-to-business media and information company serving the insurance, financial and professional services markets, closed its acquisition of Wicks Business Information, a publishing and professional education company serving financial services, accounting and legal professionals in North America.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
target: Wicks Business Information, LLC
Wicks Business Information (WBI) is a business-to-business information company formed through a partnership of experienced publishing professionals and The Wicks Group of Companies, a private equity investment firm.
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closed 7/5/2006 via BusinessWire

American Lawyer Media Holdings, Inc., acquired Strategic Research Institute

synopsis: ALM, a leading media company serving legal and business professionals, has acquired the assets of the Strategic Research Institute®, a privately held conference and seminar producer headquartered in New York City.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: American Lawyer Media Holdings, Inc.
ALM, an integrated media company, is a leading provider of specialized business news and information, focused primarily on the legal and commercial real estate sectors. In print, online and in person-ALM offers the highest quality information and resources to today's industry leaders. "
target: Strategic Research Institute
Strategic Research creates, produces and manages conferences covering industry specific business-to-business topics. Our globally recognized events provide powerful business research, education and information, which relates directly to market trends, global competition and technological change.
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closed 9/19/2005 via BNC Analysis

Wachovia Capital Partners, acquired Champion Exposition Services

synopsis: Wachovia Capital Partners, the private equity and mezzanine investing practice of Wachovia Corporation, today announced that it has acquired the George E. Fern Company, and separately, has completed an equity investment in Champion Exposition Services, Inc. The terms of the transactions were not announced.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Wachovia Capital Partners
Wachovia Capital Partners looks for many kinds of investment opportunities -- from young, emerging companies in the new economy to mature, free cash-flowing entities in more traditional sectors. "
target: Champion Exposition Services
Created in 1986, Champion is both a leading exposition service company and the nation’s third largest General Service Contractor. Uncompromising in all matters of performance, service and creativity, we excel in satisfying the needs of clients far beyond their expectations.
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closed 9/19/2005 via BNC Analysis

Wachovia Capital Partners, acquired George E. Fern Company

synopsis: Wachovia Capital Partners, the private equity and mezzanine investing practice of Wachovia Corporation, today announced that it has acquired the George E. Fern Company, and separately, has completed an equity investment in Champion Exposition Services, Inc. The terms of the transactions were not announced.
buyer parent: Wachovia Corporation
buyer: Wachovia Capital Partners
Wachovia Capital Partners looks for many kinds of investment opportunities -- from young, emerging companies in the new economy to mature, free cash-flowing entities in more traditional sectors. "
target: George E. Fern Company
Today, the George E. Fern Company is a leading national service contractor serving more than 750 expositions and hundreds of other events held, annually throughout the United States and Canada.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Haymarket Group Limited, purchased British Media Awards & Digital Media Strategies from Briefing Media Limited

synopsis: Haymarket Media Group, the specialist media, information and technology company, announces the acquisition of the British Media Awards and Digital Media Strategies conference portfolio from Briefing Media. Haymarket takes complete ownership of the brands which have established themselves as cornerstones in the UK media & marketing events calendar.
buyer: Haymarket Group Limited
Haymarket Media Group is the international specialist media, information and technology company. The company has over 70 market-leading brands, connecting people and communities across print, digital, mobile and live media, across the UK, US, Asia, India and Germany. "
seller: Briefing Media Limited
The British Media Awards honors media organisations across 19 categories which recognised excellence across all arms of media business. Digital Media Strategies Conference is the leading strategic business gathering for the European media industry.
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closed 8/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Mondiale Publishing, acquired Festival Awards Limited

synopsis: Festival Awards Ltd., producer of the U.K. Festival Awards, an annual celebration of the music festival industry, has welcomed a major new investor to its board in the form of Mondiale Publishing Ltd., producers of international business-to-business publications and awards events.
buyer: Mondiale Publishing
Mondiale Publishing is a UK-based company with experience in the live and installed lighting, sound and video industries. It publishes the global industry leading titles: Total Production International and mondo*dr, as well as mondo*arc, and sleeper magazine. Mondiale also organises the TPi Awards. "
target: Festival Awards Limited
Festival Awards Limited produces events primarily in the United Kingdom and Europe. It owns and produces the U.K. Festival Awards, an annual celebration of the music festival industry. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Tonbridge, United Kingdom.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired CAT Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group announced it has acquired CAT Media, located in East Grinstead, England, outside London. CAT Media is a leading global multiplatform business-to-business marketing services, information and events business serving the meetings and incentive industry.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target: CAT Media
CAT Media owns leading brands serving the UK and global MICE industry including Meetings & Incentive Travel, Association Meetings International, Meetpie.com, an online membership portal for meetings professionals, M&IT Challenges, M&IT Awards, VenueSource.com, and Convention-Source.com.
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closed 11/3/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Meeting Professionals International, acquired Plan Your Meetings

synopsis: Meeting Professionals International, the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association, announced it has acquired the assets of Plan Your Meetings, a leading, privately-owned educational and networking resources company based in Atlanta.
buyer: Meeting Professionals International
Meeting Professionals International is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. It provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. "
target: Plan Your Meetings
Plan Your Meetings (PYM) is the meeting industry's most innovative media company. PYM leads the industry in developing some of the most effective and forward-looking multi-channel marketing programs for its hotel, CVB and meeting industry supplier partners.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Second Street Media Solutions, acquired Niche Media Inc

synopsis: Second Street, a leading provider of private-label online audience engagement and interactive content platforms for media companies, announced the acquisition of Niche Media, an organization dedicated to helping publishers generate revenue via print, digital, and events.
buyer: Second Street Media Solutions
Second Street is a leading provider of private-label online audience engagement and interactive content platforms for media companies including contesting, quizzes, surveys, email, and data profiling. They serve over 3,500 companies including television, radio, magazine, and online only outlets. "
target: Niche Media Inc
Niche Media helps publishers generate more revenue via print, digital, and events. They offer incredible learning and peer-to-peer connections at live conferences, awesome online educational content, and expert resources from the best minds in media.
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closed 2/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Comexposium SA, acquired Mobile Motion LLC

synopsis: The Comexposium Group, one of the largest trade show and conference companies in the world, has acquired Mobile Motion LLC, the company responsible for organizing Mobile Media Summit events in the United States and Europe. Comexposium is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity.
buyer: Comexposium SA
Comexposium, one of the European leaders in event organization, is involved in 114 events for the general public and professionals, covering 17 different sectors of activity. Every year it plays host to 38,000 exhibitors. "
target: Mobile Motion LLC
Mobile Media Summit is the quintessential thought-leadership forum for the top executives in the worlds of advertising, media, publishing, and the hottest brand marketers to gather and discuss the intersection of mobile advertising and technology.
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closed 2/20/2013 via Company Press Release

The Software & Information Industry Association, acquired Specialist Media Show

synopsis: The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced it has bought the Specialist Media Show, a UK-based organizer of live and online events and resources for consumer and B2B publishers.
buyer: The Software & Information Industry Association
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection. "
target: Specialist Media Show
The Specialist Media Network helps independent owners of specialist consumer or b2b media businesses share ideas, tips and services to grow their business across print, digital media and events. The Specialist Media Show is a conference, exhibition and workshop program for niche media owners.
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closed 4/28/2003 via Market Wire

Hanley Wood, LLC, acquired Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC

synopsis: Hanley-Wood, LLC, the leading business-to-business media company serving the residential construction industry, has acquired the key assets of Davis Peterson Collaborative (DPC), producer of home building-related trade shows, events and conferences.
buyer: Hanley Wood, LLC
Hanley Wood, LLC, is the premier media company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. "
target: Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC
Davis Peterson Collaborative LLC conducts and manages trade shows, events, and conferences for media organizations, companies, professional organizations, and trade associations.
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announced 2/16/2011 via Mins b2b

Access Intelligence, LLC, will acquire Red 7 Media, Inc.

synopsis: Access Intelligence announced that it will acquire Red 7 Media. Red 7 Media serves the event industry with its Event Marketer, EXPO, Best Events and Event Design media brands and associated events, and the media industry with its FOLIO and Audience Development titles and Folio Show.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence, a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in Rockville, Md., serving the energy, chemical, defense, aerospace, healthcare and communications markets. "
target: Red 7 Media, Inc.
Red 7 Media is a privately-held business media company that publishes magazines and newsletters, as well as produces conferences and trade shows in the Event and Media industries.
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closed 11/11/2010 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Publishing Expo

synopsis: United Business Media Limited announces that it has acquired Publishing Expo, a tradeshow serving the UK publishing industry. UBM is acquiring the event on behalf of UBM Live from Legend Exhibitions Ltd for a total cash consideration of £320,000.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target parent: Legend Exhibitions Limited
target: Publishing Expo
Publishing Expo is the only major exhibition in the UK dedicated to the full range of digital and print publishing solutions. It comprises a two day exhibition and a free seminar programme addressing key issues in the publishing industries.
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announced 10/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wheelhouse Group LLC, will acquire Den of Thieves, LLC

synopsis: Wheelhouse Entertainment said it has agreed to purchase a majority interest in Den of Thieves, the live-event, scripted and non-scripted production company responsible for producing MTV’s Video Music Awards and E!’s People Choice Awards.
buyer: Wheelhouse Group LLC
WHEELHOUSE produces premium content that opens new marketing opportunities to businesses and brands. WHEELHOUSE was assembled brick by brick for storytellers, influential talent, top tier strategists and powerful cultural catalysts to inspire and harness the collective power of collaboration. "
target: Den of Thieves, LLC
Den of Thieves is the live-event, scripted and non-scripted production company responsible for producing MTV’s Video Music Awards and E!’s People Choice Awards. Den of Thieves was founded by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager, and is known for producing the VMAs for 13 consecutive years.
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announced 10/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wheelhouse Group LLC, will acquire Den of Thieves, LLC

synopsis: Wheelhouse Entertainment said it has agreed to purchase a majority interest in Den of Thieves, the live-event, scripted and non-scripted production company responsible for producing MTV’s Video Music Awards and E!’s People Choice Awards.
buyer: Wheelhouse Group LLC
WHEELHOUSE produces premium content that opens new marketing opportunities to businesses and brands. WHEELHOUSE was assembled brick by brick for storytellers, influential talent, top tier strategists and powerful cultural catalysts to inspire and harness the collective power of collaboration. "
target: Den of Thieves, LLC
Den of Thieves is the live-event, scripted and non-scripted production company responsible for producing MTV’s Video Music Awards and E!’s People Choice Awards. Den of Thieves was founded by Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager, and is known for producing the VMAs for 13 consecutive years.
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closed 11/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Community of Companies, acquired MKG and Pink Sparrow

synopsis: Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) has acquired award-winning national creative agency MKG and Pink Sparrow, a leading national design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments.
buyer: Acceleration Community of Companies
Composed of acquired marketing, media and communications agencies and complemented by an advisory service, Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) was created to guide and advise clients to move quickly and more efficiently with their branding, marketing and media decisions. "
target: MKG and Pink Sparrow
MKG is an award-winning creative agency specializing in brand experiences. Pink Sparrow is a design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments. They both have offices in New York City and Los Angeles.
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closed 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Blue Vector, acquired ContentNinja

synopsis: Gurugram-based creative agency Blue Vector has acquired ContentNinja, an inbound-marketing firm that specializes in deep-tech enterprises in India and the US. ContentNinja has built a solid footing in the content industry with its strength in working with emerging technologies like Big Data, AI, 5G, and Blockchain, among others.
buyer: Blue Vector
Blue Vector, founded in 2016, offers solutions for social media marketing, branding, identity design, and video and print design, among others. As of 2018, the company had served over 100 clients in the automobile, food and beverage, media, real estate, and travel and hospitality sectors. "
target: ContentNinja
ContentNinja is an inbound-marketing firm that specializes in deep-tech enterprises in India and the US. ContentNinja has built a solid footing in the content industry with its strength in working with emerging technologies like Big Data, AI, 5G, and Blockchain, among others.
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announced 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hardie Grant Media, will acquire Slattery Media Group

synopsis: Hardie Grant Media, a content and publishing agency in Australia, will acquire the Slattery Media Group, The Slattery Media Group offers creative strategies and solutions to help their clients build their brand. The Group focuses on custom publishing and design for sport, custom and trade publications.
buyer parent: Hardie Grant Publishing
buyer: Hardie Grant Media
Hardie Grant Media is a content and publishing agency in Australia. Hardie Grant Media provides content marketing, branded content, custom publishing, and custom media services. Hardie Grant Media creates content that engages, inspires, and makes people act. "
target: Slattery Media Group
The Slattery Media Group is an Australian digital and publishing agency. The Slattery Media Group offers creative strategies and solutions to help their clients build their brand. The Group focuses on custom publishing and design for sport, custom and trade publications.
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announced 10/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Inderes Oy, will acquire FLIK Media Group Oy

synopsis: Inderes Oy, the leading independent equity research company in Finland, will acquire FLIK Media Group Oy, a digital video agency in Finland. FLIK specializes in high-end livestreams, webcasts, creative video production and content distribution. FLIK helps businesses to increase their communication effectiveness by designing relevant video content.
buyer: Inderes Oy
Inderes is the leading independent equity research company in Finland. Inderes offers the most popular stock analysis on the Helsinki stock exchange. Inderes provides top-quality stock analysis to help investors find the best investments. "
target: FLIK Media Group Oy
FLIK is a digital video agency in Finland. FLIK specializes in high-end livestreams, webcasts, creative video production and content distribution. FLIK helps businesses to increase their discoverability and communication effectiveness by designing viewer-centric and relevant video content.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

King James Group, acquired Cedar South Africa

synopsis: Independent agency group King James has concluded a deal with Cedar Communications Limited in the United Kingdom to take over the licensing agreement in South Africa. The collaboration will acquire a majority stake in privately owned content marketing agency, Cedar South Africa.
buyer: King James Group
King James Group is an independent South African agency, made up of seven specialist companies and divisions that work in tandem. They span advertising, branding, PR, digital marketing and more. "
target parent: Cedar Communications Limited
target: Cedar South Africa
Cedar South Africa is the leading global content marketing agency. They specialize in content marketing, editorial content, online content, video content, media sales, magazines, social media content, digital experiences and more.
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closed 10/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Firewood Marketing merged with MediaMonks B.V.,

synopsis: MediaMonks, a Dutch creative production partner that works with the world’s leading agencies, biggest brands and innovative media and technology companies, has merged with Firewood, a full-service marketing agency that develops captivating content that cuts to the core, inspiring loyalty among customers.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, MediaMonks is a global creative production partner. They work with the world’s leading agencies, biggest brands and innovative media and technology companies. They turn ideas, strategy and IP into award-winning campaigns, film, content, products and platforms. "
target: Firewood Marketing
Firewood is a full-service marketing agency. They develop captivating content that cuts to the core, inspiring loyalty among customers. Firewood clears through the clutter, zeros in on the client’s audience, and optimizes outreach efforts in an exponentially interconnected world.
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$112
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announced 10/1/2019 via PR Newswire

Blume Media Group Inc., will acquire Agency ETA

synopsis: Blume Media Group Inc., a leader in content creation, live streaming and digital media, will acquire Agency ETA, a full service advertising and marketing agency. Agency ETA creates high-quality, award-winning campaigns that produce measurable results for their clients.
buyer: Blume Media Group Inc.
Blume is a leader in content creation, live streaming and digital media. Blume helps content creators, sports leagues, concert promoters, broadcasters, OTTs, and distributors to create, engage, transform, localize, and distribute content to audiences around the world. "
target: Agency ETA
Agency ETA is a full service advertising and marketing agency. Agency ETA creates high-quality, award-winning campaigns that produce measurable results for their clients. Agency ETA has expertise in brand development, social media, public relations, event marketing, and more.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

EMH Partners GmbH, acquired AVANTGARDE Gesellschaft für Kommunikation

synopsis: Funds advised by EMH Partners invest in the Brand Experience market segment and acquire a majority stake in AVANTGARDE Gesellschaft für Kommunikation. Munich-based AVANTGARDE is a global provider of brand experiences providing strategic branding advice. For international customers,
buyer: EMH Partners GmbH
EMH Partners is a European entrepreneurial entrepreneur. The next generation of private equity companies bridges the gap between venture capital and buyout funds by supporting the growth of medium-sized companies with capital and digitalization expertise. "
target: AVANTGARDE Gesellschaft für Kommunikation
Munich-based AVANTGARDE is a global provider of brand experiences providing strategic branding advice. For international customers, AVANTGARDE creates innovative brand experiences that create unique moments for consumers.
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closed 9/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

FC2, acquired Mondial Events

synopsis: FC2, a French event agency whose integrated graphic studio, composed of multidisciplinary talents, conceives and produces creative content, acquired Mondial Events, a French, independent event and event marketing agency that can be relied upon when expected to, and surprise clients unexpectedly.
buyer: FC2
Headquartered in France, FC2 is an event agency whose integrated graphic studio, composed of multidisciplinary talents, conceives and produces creative content which relate the best of their clients’ messages using sounds, texts, images and emotions. "
target: Mondial Events
Mondial Events is a French, independent event and event marketing agency. From design to implementation and logistical organization, Mondial Events can be relied upon when expected to, and surprise clients unexpectedly. Choosing Mondial means opting for coherence that leads to something unexpected.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Accomplice, LLC, acquired Design & Manufacturing

synopsis: Accomplice, an experience design firm conspiring to create products and experiences of consequence, has acquired Design & Manufacturing (DSNMFG), an experiential design agency that builds engaging experiences. DSNMFG focuses on building large-scale experiences, mixing custom fabrication and space design with technology and interactivity.
buyer: Accomplice, LLC
Accomplice is an experience design firm conspiring to create products and experiences of consequence. Accomplice unites disciplines including digital product, technology integration and physical fabrication to extend brand storytelling at any digital or physical touchpoint. "
target: Design & Manufacturing
Design & Manufacturing (DSNMFG) is an experiential design agency that builds beautiful, engaging experiences for all kinds of brands all over the world. DSNMFG focuses on building large-scale experiences, mixing custom fabrication and space design with technology and interactivity.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Rauxa

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced its acquisition of Rauxa, an independent, full-service marketing agency. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Rauxa
Rauxa is the full-service agency that is rooted in data, enabled by technology, inspired to create and orchestrated to perform for Verizon, Alaska Airlines, Vans and more than 20 other brands. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
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closed 8/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Opus Agency, acquired Clarity Creative

synopsis: Opus Agency, a strategic events and experiential marketing adviser to some of the world’s most influential brands, announced the acquisition of Clarity Creative, a boutique design studio known for deep experience in strategic storytelling and creative media development, specializing in keynote content for large-scale live events.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: Opus Agency
Opus Agency is a strategic events and experiential marketing adviser to some of the world’s most influential brands. They partner with clients to create remarkable events around the world, tying unforgettable experiences to unmistakable business results. "
target: Clarity Creative
Clarity Creative is a content design and dynamic visual communication agency. It is a boutique design studio known for deep experience in strategic storytelling and creative media development, specializing in keynote content for large-scale live events.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iconic Labs, will acquire Social Alchemist Limited

synopsis: Iconic Labs, a multi-divisional new media and technology business in the UK, will acquire Social Alchemist Limited, a forward thinking social creative agency and distribution network in the UK. Social Alchemist helps brands produce social first content campaigns and distribution through their engaged network of social communities.
buyer: Iconic Labs (LSE:ICON:$0.05)
Iconic Labs is a multi-divisional new media and technology business in the UK. Iconic Labs delivers best-in-class consultancy, products, marketing and distribution. Iconic Labs builds forward thinking products to create the iconic brands of the future. "
target: Social Alchemist Limited
Social Alchemist is a forward thinking social creative agency and distribution network in the UK. Social Alchemist helps brands produce social first content campaigns and distribution through their engaged network of social communities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/1/2019 via PR Newswire

Dragon Army, acquired Watchword

synopsis: Dragon Army, a web, mobile and innovation company, has acquired Watchword Brand, a brand content firm that helps businesses uncover and articulate who they are and what they do to the people who matter most. Watchword produces intelligence-driven branding and content that works efficiently across many channels to help businesses grow.
buyer: Dragon Army
Dragon Army is a web, mobile and innovation company that helps their partners thrive in a connected world. Dragon Army works with leading brands such as the American Cancer Society, Coca-Cola and more. Their experts create powerful experiences to deepen emotional connections and amplify impact. "
target: Watchword
Watchword is a brand content firm that helps businesses uncover and articulate who they are and what they do to the people who matter most. Watchword produces intelligence-driven branding and content that works efficiently across many channels to help businesses grow.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Superfly Productions, LLC, acquired Listen

synopsis: Superfly, a brand experience agency that helps brands develop innovative, large-scale experiences, has acquired Listen, a global leader in sensory experiences. Listen collaborates with artists and brands to deliver innovative experiences, installations and activations. They use sound to create powerful, emotional moments with genuine brand impact.
buyer: Superfly Productions, LLC
Superfly is a brand experience agency that helps brands develop innovative, large-scale experiences. Superfly designs and produces some of the world’s most iconic live experiences, and help the world’s most iconic brands connect more meaningfully with their audiences. "
target: Listen
Listen is the global leader in sensory experiences. Listen collaborates with artists and brands to deliver innovative experiences, installations and activations. They use sound to create powerful, emotional moments with genuine brand impact.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Aston Display Limited will be merged with Taylex Displays Ltd,

synopsis: Taylex Displays, a UK family owned and operated business specializing in custom display solutions for exhibitions, storefronts, trade shows, showrooms, and much more, will merge with Aston Display Limited, a UK company that specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of imaginative exhibition stands and displays.
buyer: Taylex Displays Ltd
UK-based Taylex Displays offers the pinnacle of exhibition and display solutions. Their family owned and operated business specializes in custom display solutions for exhibitions, storefronts, trade shows, showrooms, and much more. "
target: Aston Display Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Aston Display Limited specializes in the design, manufacture and installation of imaginative exhibition stands and displays. They guide clients through the exhibition process and help them reach your objectives for their show or exhibition program.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/23/2019 via PR Newswire

PeakXV Global Events merged with Empire Entertainment, Inc.,

synopsis: The two global event production agencies Empire Entertainment, Inc. and PeakXV Global Events have merged. The combined entity will now be known simply as Empire. The companies have each become industry leaders in the design, planning, and execution of global media and experiential events worldwide.
buyer: Empire Entertainment, Inc.
Empire is a dynamic, full-service experiential and entertainment production agency that designs and produces projects for corporate, brands, association, not-for-profit, and private clients. Empire has produced major events, broadcasts, parties, conferences, launches, festivals, and awards programs."
target: PeakXV Global Events
Peak XV Global Events is a communications and production company specializing in accelerating movements and creating legacies. Peak XV produces events that not only engage audiences but also work toward making the world a better place.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Pico Far East Holdings Ltd, will acquire Infinity Marketing

synopsis: Pico, a global leader in Total Brand Activation, will be acquiring Infinity Marketing, a fully integrated and award winning marketing, event, and promotion agency. Infinity Marketing creates and executes campaigns designed specifically for each of their clients' brand objectives.
buyer: Pico Far East Holdings Ltd (SEHK:752:$617.09)
Pico is a global leader in Total Brand Activation. They specialize in engaging people, creating experiences and activating brands. Innovative, insightful and inspired, Pico brings brands to life and creates experiences through Total Brand Activation, from strategy to execution. "
target: Infinity Marketing
Infinity Marketing is a fully integrated and award winning marketing, event, and promotion agency. Infinity Marketing creates and executes campaigns designed specifically for each of their clients' brand objectives.
price ($mm)
$15*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2019 via PR Newswire

MAS Event + Design, acquired BeSide Digital

synopsis: MAS, a trendsetter in experiential design and implementation, announced it has acquired BeSide Digital, an emerging innovator for technology-powered experiential marketing solutions. BeSide Digital will be renamed The BeSide of MAS.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: MAS Event + Design
MAS, an Opus Company, is a creative collective of conceptual designers and producers. They transform two-dimensional ideas into multi-dimensional experiences that excite and inspire people to action. They help their clients achieve their goals every step of the way from concept to execution. "
target: BeSide Digital
BeSide Digital is an emerging innovator for technology-powered experiential marketing solutions. BeSide Digital is a studio and lab focused on bespoke design, engineering, and production at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds for renowned clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Tapaus, will acquire Roof

synopsis: Tapaus, an event agency that creates a platform for the business and customers, will be acquiring Roof, a brand experience company that is agile in different areas of brand marketing. Roof creates visibility elements to small, exclusive encounters and major events.
buyer parent: MB Funds
buyer: Tapaus
Based in Finland, Tapaus is an event agency that creates a platform for the business and customers. They create a common ground where people can truly connect, build trust, and get people excited with real encounters. "
target: Roof
Based in Finland, Roof is a brand experience company that is agile in different areas of brand marketing. They create visibility elements to small, exclusive encounters and major events. They design and produce encounters where the brand meets a man in a controlled manner.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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ExpoMedia Group, PLC.
Expomedia Group develops and manages the chain of state-of-the-art exhibition and conference centres, EXPO XXI International Expocentres, in key markets where multi-functional event space is in demand.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$50.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:ERM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group with more than 2,000 employees worldwide and a portfolio of over 30 businesses spanning price reporting, investment research, news and market analysis, and industry forums, institutes and events.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$491.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$246.75
EBIT ($mm)
$210.24
Net Income ($mm)
$253.09
Employees
1655
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: SZSE:000681
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Visual China Group
Visual China Group
Visual China Group is among the top image licensing companies in the world. It is the go-to choice for creative and media professionals in China, and an award-winning leader in copyright protection.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$132.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.76
EBIT ($mm)
$46.20
Net Income ($mm)
$40.24
Employees
689
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Ticker: OTCPK:GBPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Globe Photos
Globe Photos
Globe Photo Agency, founded in 1939, is recognized as one of the world’s leading Celebrity photo agencies. Globe Photos’ library houses over 20 million images in color and black and white, representing material produced by photographers throughout the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.82)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3
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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: 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: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
2019
rev ($mm)
$335.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$49.03
EBIT ($mm)
$33.01
Net Income ($mm)
$17.13
Employees
1979
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Ticker: PUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch is a communications consultant group, and the French leader in public relations, event, digital and social web, in France and around the globe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$183.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.24
EBIT ($mm)
$2.13
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
462
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Ticker: ENXTPA:HOP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$164.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.56
EBIT ($mm)
$3.74
Net Income ($mm)
$3.30
Employees
313
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Ticker: XSAT:TOURN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tourn International AB
Tourn is a social media and influencer platform in Stockholm. They create new worlds between content marketing and digital branding with strategic communication. Tourn lets businesses reach out effectively with their brand through content marketing to thousands of bloggers and millions of readers.
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2015
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Ticker: TSX:MM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mood Media Corporation
Mood Media Corporation
Mood Media is the global leader in elevating Customer Experiences. They combine sight, sound, scent, social mobile technology and systems solutions to create greater emotional connections between brands and consumers – both on premise and beyond.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$465.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$79.72
EBIT ($mm)
$29.13
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2000
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Ticker: TSXV:SPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snipp Interactive Inc.
Snipp Interactive Inc.
Snipp Interactive Inc. builds cross-device shopper marketing solutions for brands to engage and interact with their customers. They provide a full spectrum of services including campaign conceptualization, rules and legal, design, execution, rewards provisioning and fulfillment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.67)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCPK:CREX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Creative Realities, LLC
Creative Realities, LLC
Creative Realities, founded in 1998 with headquarters in New York, is a well-known and trusted marketing technology company providing solutions to enhance the 21st century shopping experience. The Company provides a suite of tools and services for retailers, venue operators and their brand partners.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$18.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.20)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
100
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Ticker: WSE:IMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internet Media Services S.A.
Internet Media Services S.A. (IMS) is a leader in providing specialized Sensory Marketing services in Poland. Having over 10 years of experience of working with media and modern technologies, IMS uses techniques which allow for creating appropriate mood and influencing the Customer.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.83
EBIT ($mm)
$2.89
Net Income ($mm)
$2.37
Employees
0
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Ticker: JP:4751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc. engages in Internet media and Internet advertising businesses. It also involves in the investment development business. They are currently expanding their business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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Ticker: JASDAQ:213
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iREP Co., Ltd.
IREP Co., Ltd. provides marketing services in Japan. It operates in two segments, Internet Marketing and Senior Marketing. The Internet Marketing segment engages in the sales agency business of listing advertisements in Japan for Yahoo Japan Corporation and Google, Inc.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$505.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$8.91
Net Income ($mm)
$5.31
Employees
352
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Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker: DGIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform. DG connects over 11,000 global advertisers and agencies with their targeted audiences through an expansive network of over 6,000 television broadcast stations and over 11,500 web publishers in 75 countries.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$385.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.07
EBIT ($mm)
$52.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat is a leading Australian marketing services business. They partner with their clients to help them with the constant pressure of acquiring and servicing their customers, week-in, week-out. With media, digital and customer service capabilities, Salmat has the right solutions for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$333.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
3000
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