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closed 11/20/2019 via Company Press Release

ZPB Associates, acquired Journalista

synopsis: ZPB Associates announces the acquisition of PR specialists Journalista to further establish ZPB as the most connected insight-led independent health communications consultancy in the UK. Journalista has the right insight to create powerful communications strategies that deliver swift and measurable results.
buyer: ZPB Associates
ZPB Associates is a healthcare strategy and communications firm. ZPB Associates work in healthcare and healthcare alone. They advise, position and steer organisations through the complexities of the UK health and care system. "
target: Journalista
UK-based Journalista, a values led specialist PR agency, makes complex issues clear for their clients. Journalista has the right insight to create powerful communications strategies that deliver swift and measurable results.
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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 2/12/2020 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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announced 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

French/West/Vaughan, will acquire CGPR

synopsis: French West Vaughan, a nationally recognized as a pioneering influence in integrated marketing, has acquired CGPR, a public relations firm with a consumer focus, leveraging a wide scope of expertise on behalf of clients that are established leaders in their industries.
buyer: French/West/Vaughan
French West Vaughan (FWV) is nationally recognized as a pioneering influence in integrated marketing. They work with some of the world’s leading corporate and consumer brands, mid-sized companies, governmental offices and entrepreneurial ventures. "
target: CGPR
CGPR is a public relations firm with a consumer focus, leveraging a wide scope of expertise on behalf of clients that are established leaders in their industries. The agency provides first-class customer service that generates long-term relationships with clients above the industry average.
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closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, acquired Bottom Line Marketing & Public Relations, Inc.

synopsis: Michael Best Strategies announced that it has acquired the Milwaukee-based strategic communications firm of Bottom Line Marketing & Public Relations, Inc. Bottom Line creates the most effective mix of marketing and public relations strategies to support their client's business objectives.
buyer: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Michael Best is a full service law firm with more than 250 lawyers who provide their clients with the exceptional legal service and business acumen that have defined Michael Best for generations. Michael Best has a long history of serving clients in the consumer and industrial products sectors. "
target: Bottom Line Marketing & Public Relations, Inc.
Bottom Line Marketing & Public Relations, Inc. is a Milwaukee-based strategic communications firm. Bottom Line creates the most effective mix of marketing and public relations strategies to support their client's business objectives.
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closed 1/22/2020 via PR Web

Vectra Digital, acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc.

synopsis: Vectra Digital, a high-tech, full-service marketing and intelligent web design agency, has acquired iPartnerMedia, Inc. (iPM), a digital marketing firm and public relations agency. iPM delivers web design, SEO, digital marketing, print marketing, and public relations solutions to small and medium sized businesses across North America.
buyer parent: Ignite Partners
buyer: Vectra Digital
Vectra Digital is a high-tech, full-service marketing and intelligent web design agency. Vectra Digital uses Ada, a proprietary artificial intelligence platform created to launch their clients marketing into explosive growth with digital campaigns that are being continually optimized. "
target: iPartnerMedia, Inc.
iPartnerMedia (iPM) is a creative agency that delivers web design, search engine optimization, digital marketing, print marketing, and public relations solutions to small and medium sized businesses across the United States and Canada.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

EMW Digital, acquired Landtroop Strategies

synopsis: Cathy Landtroop, founder and CEO of local media and public relations firm Landtroop Strategies, announced the sale of Landtroop Strategies to EMW Digital, forging one of the largest marketing and advertising agencies in the Lubbock, TX region. Landtroop Strategies is a public strategies firm based in West Texas, but serving clients nationwide.
buyer: EMW Digital
EMW Digital has a vision to be the leading authority in Digital Ecosystem Development by being the best at acquiring leads for their clients through Facebook Advertising, Click Funnel & Landing Page Development, Contact Acquisition, and Email Marketing. "
target: Landtroop Strategies
Landtroop Strategies is a public strategies firm based in West Texas, but serving clients nationwide. Capitalizing on their experience to both create and implement sophisticated strategies, they move clients from vision to realization.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Brodeur Partners, acquired TechTHiNQ

synopsis: Brodeur Partners, a global strategic communications company, announced that it has acquired TechTHiNQ, a marketing and public relations agency headquartered in Phoenix. The combined entity will offer clients the resources of a leading integrated agency with specialized talent and capabilities in technology, aerospace and health care.
buyer: Brodeur Partners
Brodeur Partners is a strategic communications company that helps organizations become and remain relevant in a complicated world. Headquartered in Boston, the company has five U.S. offices and operates in 33 countries globally. "
target: TechTHiNQ
TechTHiNQ was founded in 2010 by principal Linda Capcara and quickly established itself as a content marketing and public relations agency for technology leaders. TechTHiNQ has brought its "Tech IQ" to InfoTech, HealthTech and CleanTech companies by blending social media with content marketing.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Marketing Network Limited, acquired Valda Boardman Public Relations Limited

synopsis: Marketing Network Group has acquired a majority stake in Valda Boardman PR (VBPR), the public relations consultancy headed by Valda Boardman. Valda Boardman founded VBPR in 2005, to provide consumer and corporate PR services to Irish businesses, International brands, and government agencies, with an emphasis on food, drink and lifestyle brands.
buyer: Marketing Network Limited
Marketing Network is an independent full-service agency. They build relationships with clients that last. Their philosophy of ‘True integration’ delivers top-class strategic thinking and creative execution to some of the most successful brands in Ireland. "
target: Valda Boardman Public Relations Limited
Valda Boardman PR (VBPR) is the public relations consultancy headed by Valda Boardman. Valda Boardman founded VBPR in 2005, to provide consumer and corporate PR services to Irish businesses, International brands, and government agencies, with an emphasis on food, drink and lifestyle brands.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Builtvisible Ltd, acquired Builtvisible Ltd

synopsis: Geoff Griffiths, Builtvisible's managing director, has acquired the company from Richard Baxter, the founder of Builtvisible. Builtvisible is an organic digital marketing agency in the UK. Builtvisible offers services for SEO, digital PR, content, analytics, training, and technical consultancy.
buyer: Builtvisible Ltd
Builtvisible is an organic digital marketing agency in the UK. Builtvisible delivers measurable impact on the organic digital performance of brands in highly competitive verticals. Their services include SEO, digital PR, content, analytics, training, and technical consultancy. "
target: Builtvisible Ltd
Builtvisible is an organic digital marketing agency in the UK. Builtvisible delivers measurable impact on the organic digital performance of brands in highly competitive verticals. Their services include SEO, digital PR, content, analytics, training, and technical consultancy.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

TOH PR merged with PRCO Group,

synopsis: PRCO, one of the world’s largest privately-owned communications firm, announced that TOH has joined the Group. TOH PR is an award-winning consumer communications agency based in Dubai that operates across the Middle East. They specialize in Public relations, Media relations, Social media, Digital marketing, and Communication.
buyer: PRCO Group
Headquartered in the UK, PRCO Group is a global communications group and one of the world's largest privately-owned communications firms specializing in the travel, real estate and luxury lifestyle sectors, with eight offices worldwide. "
target: TOH PR
TOH PR is an award-winning consumer communications agency based in Dubai that operates across the Middle East. They specialize in Public relations, Media relations, Social media, Digital marketing, and Communication.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Story Worldwide LLC, acquired VonShine Industries

synopsis: Story Worldwide, a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency, has acquired VonShine Industries, a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Story Worldwide LLC
Story Worldwide is a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency. Story uses established storytelling techniques and talent to solve advertising and communication challenges. The agency focuses on creating engaging content that people want to share. "
target: VonShine Industries
VonShine Industries is a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, celebrity endorsement, product placement, and more.
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connective3 Ltd, acquired Silverthorn

synopsis: Performance marketing agency connective3 has acquired London PR firm Silverthorn. Silverthorn was launched by Laura Crimmons, who previously worked at search agency Branded3. Silverthorn is a Digital PR agency that fuses data with creativity to deliver campaigns that gives measurable results.
buyer: Connective3 Ltd
Connective3 is a digital performance agency with specialisms in SEO, content marketing, PPC, display & CRO. All underpinned by data & insights. "
target: Silverthorn
Silverthorn was founded in 2018 by Laura Crimmons, who has been working in PR alongside SEO pretty much since its inception. Silverthorn is a Digital PR agency that fuses data with creativity to deliver campaigns that gives measurable results.
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closed 11/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Farner Consulting AG, acquired Rod Kommunikation AG

synopsis: Farner, Switzerland’s leading agency for communications consultancy, has acquired Rod Kommunikation, an independent communications agency in Switzerland. Rod helps their clients to drive business, build loyal communities and reshape mindsets towards a brand. Rod specializes in public affairs, content, publicity, and more.
buyer: Farner Consulting AG
Farner is Switzerland’s leading agency for communications consultancy. It offers a comprehensive array of services, covering all aspects of public relations and public affairs – from content creation, research & analytics, digital and change communications through to advertising and events. "
target: Rod Kommunikation AG
Rod Kommunikation is an independent communications agency in Switzerland. Rod helps their clients to drive business, build loyal communities and reshape mindsets towards a brand. Rod specializes in public affairs, content, publicity, and more.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Motion Agency, acquired Remedy Chicago

synopsis: Motion, a leading integrated marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, announced its acquisition of Remedy, a branding and design consultancy focused on health, wellness, and social change. Motion’s expertise is anchored in four key practice areas: strategy, creative, content and public relations.
buyer: The Motion Agency
Motion is a leading integrated marketing agency headquartered in Chicago. Motion’s expertise is anchored in four key practice areas: strategy, creative, content and public relations. "
target: Remedy Chicago
Remedy is a branding and design consultancy focused on health, wellness, and social change. They work with global leaders, technology innovators and vanguard non-profits to redefine how people think about and experience health.
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closed 10/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc., acquired Karma Agency

synopsis: LRW Group, an analytics-powered marketing services company and a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital, announced the acquisition of Karma Agency, a strategic communications firm that specializes in brand management, marketing and public relations.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc.
Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) is a global collaboration of data-driven companies. Their abilities to translate human understanding and data analytics into business success has uncovered real growth levers in strategy, innovation, branding, communication, and experiences for top global brands. "
target: Karma Agency
Founded in 1999 with roots in public relations, Karma Agency is a full-service, category-diverse communications firm specializing in brand strategy and digital communications, as well as advertising, design, reputation management, issues and crisis communications, and earned and social media.
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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

Bully Pulpit Interactive, acquired Aperture Strategies

synopsis: Bully Pulpit Interactive has purchased Aperture Strategies, the public affairs firm owned by veteran political operative Scott Mulhauser. Aperture Strategies works with corporations, coalitions, nonprofits, trade associations and elected officials to navigate public affairs, policy and management challenges.
buyer: Bully Pulpit Interactive
Bully Pulpit Interactive (BPI) is a modern communications agency that builds believers for brands, causes and candidates. Born in politics and founded by leaders of the Obama campaign, BPI applies unique expertise from to create sophisticated and customized strategies for companies and candidates. "
target: Aperture Strategies
Aperture Strategies is a strategic advisory and communications firm working with corporations, coalitions, nonprofits, trade associations and elected officials to navigate public affairs, policy and management challenges and advise them on developments in Washington and across the globe.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Broadhead, acquired Kohnstamm Communications

synopsis: broadhead, a full service, independent marketing agency, has acquired Kohnstamm Communications, a leading food public relations agency. Known nationally for launching and marketing dozens of iconic better-for-you brands, Kohnstamm and its team will transition into broadhead while remaining a boutique, consumer food-focused brand in the market.
buyer: Broadhead
With more than 100 employees, broadhead is the largest full-service, independent marketing agency in Minnesota, representing a diverse set of Fortune 500 clients, including Boehringer Ingelheim, Bridgestone Firestone, Cargill, CHS, and The Mosaic Company. "
target: Kohnstamm Communications
Kohnstamm Communications is a full-service PR agency with a robust array of competencies including PR and brand strategy, influencer marketing, social media management, crisis and issues management, partnership and experiential marketing development, and media relations.
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announced 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Serious PR Ltd will be merged with Beattie Communications Group Ltd.,

synopsis: Serious PR, the UK-based full-service public relations and marketing consultancy, is to merge with Beattie, one of the UK's largest integrated communications agencies. The merger will create Beattie Ireland and the agency will provide integrated communications services to Ireland with the opening of an office in Dublin.
buyer: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI. "
target: Serious PR Ltd
Serious PR is a UK-based full-service public relations and marketing consultancy. It was established as a traditional Corporate PR agency but has evolved into an integrated creative communications agency that delivers outstanding PR, Digital and Brand programs throughout the UK and Ireland.
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closed 11/20/2019 via Company Press Release

ZPB Associates, acquired Journalista

synopsis: ZPB Associates announces the acquisition of PR specialists Journalista to further establish ZPB as the most connected insight-led independent health communications consultancy in the UK. Journalista has the right insight to create powerful communications strategies that deliver swift and measurable results.
buyer: ZPB Associates
ZPB Associates is a healthcare strategy and communications firm. ZPB Associates work in healthcare and healthcare alone. They advise, position and steer organisations through the complexities of the UK health and care system. "
target: Journalista
UK-based Journalista, a values led specialist PR agency, makes complex issues clear for their clients. Journalista has the right insight to create powerful communications strategies that deliver swift and measurable results.
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closed 11/20/2019 via Company Press Release

ZPB Associates, acquired Journalista

synopsis: ZPB Associates announces the acquisition of PR specialists Journalista to further establish ZPB as the most connected insight-led independent health communications consultancy in the UK. Journalista has the right insight to create powerful communications strategies that deliver swift and measurable results.
buyer: ZPB Associates
ZPB Associates is a healthcare strategy and communications firm. ZPB Associates work in healthcare and healthcare alone. They advise, position and steer organisations through the complexities of the UK health and care system. "
target: Journalista
UK-based Journalista, a values led specialist PR agency, makes complex issues clear for their clients. Journalista has the right insight to create powerful communications strategies that deliver swift and measurable results.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
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closed 12/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Open Health merged with Peloton Advantage,

synopsis: Amulet Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity investment firm based in Greenwich, CT, focused exclusively on the healthcare sector, announced that it has acquired OPEN Health, a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group. Amulet plans to merge OPEN Health with its existing portfolio company, Peloton Advantage.
buyer parent: Amulet Capital Partners LP
buyer: Peloton Advantage
Peloton Advantage, LLC is a medical communications company specializing in strategic publication planning and associated content development for medical education programs. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Open Health
OPEN Health is a multi-disciplinary health communications and market access group, operating within four core business areas: Medical Communications; Patient and Brand Communications; Value, Informatics and Evidence; Consulting and Commercialization.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cello Health Communications, purchased Healthcare Team from Firstlight Public Relations

synopsis: Cello Health Communications has acquired the ten-strong healthcare team at Firstlight Public Relations. Firstlight’s healthcare team, which was established in 2011 by Pat Pearson, will now be called Cello Health Public Relations and is located in central London. Firstlight's healthcare team provides healthcare public relations services.
buyer parent: Cello Health plc
buyer: Cello Health Communications
Cello Health Communications provides the full range of evidence through engagement solutions to biopharma, device, diagnostic and consumer companies through the synergistic blend of their strategic, scientific and creative expertise. "
seller: Firstlight Public Relations
Firstlight’s healthcare team, which was established in 2011 by Pat Pearson, provides healthcare public relations services. Firstlight Public Relations is a UK-based full service public relations agency with extensive experience in corporate, B2B, and healthcare communications.
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closed 6/24/2015 via PR Newswire

Havas Health, acquired Just:: Health Communications

synopsis: Havas Health announced the acquisition of Just:: Health Communications, a leading London agency known for its innovative work and for providing services to global clients in public relations, medical communications, public affairs and digital communications.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas Health
The Havas Health network has a uniquely unified model offering strategy, promotion, medical education, market access, PR and digital solutions inside each agency asset. "
target: Just:: Health Communications
Just:: is a healthcare agency that is committed to working with ambitious, people who share its desire to ask questions, break new ground and make a positive impact. Just:: prides itself on giving confident, honest advice and creating powerful campaigns that resonate with clients and stakeholders.
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closed 3/3/2015 via GlobeNewswire

A.D.A.M., Inc., acquired Via Media Health

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a leading supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, announced that it has acquired Via Media Health, one of India's leading health content & communication companies. Via Media Health will be immediately integrated into its A.D.A.M. Health Information Exchange Division.
buyer parent: Ebix, Inc.
buyer: A.D.A.M., Inc. (ADAM:$0.00)
Founded in 1990, A.D.A.M., Animated Dissection of Anatomy for Medicine, has been a worldwide leading provider of consumer health information and benefits technology solutions to health care organizations, hospitals, benefits brokers, employers, consumers, and educational institutions. "
target: Via Media Health
Via Media Health is a 13 years old communication, consulting, and networking organization focused on innovative health communication solutions in India.
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closed 4/2/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Paul Werth Associates, acquired Generations Sync

synopsis: Paul Werth Associates, an integrated communications firm based in Columbus, Ohio, has acquired Generations Sync, a Chicago-based boutique firm specializing in health care public relations and direct marketing. Generations Sync is immediately changing its name to Paul Werth Associates.
buyer: Paul Werth Associates
Paul Werth Associates is an independent, full-service communications firm that helps grow businesses, launch brands and shape strategies for some of the Midwest's leading organizations. Its competencies include public relations, public affairs, marketing and branding, B2B advertising, and research. "
target: Generations Sync
Generations Sync is a boutique firm specializing in health care public relations and direct marketing. It produces stronger brands and loyal customers by integrating emerging technologies with traditional disciplines such as strategy, promotional education, and direct marketing.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Continuum Health Communications

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm serving more than 500 private and public company clients, has acquired Continuum Health Communications, an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications.
buyer: ICR
ICR partners with companies to optimize transactions and execute strategic communications programs that achieve business goals, build credibility and enhance long-term enterprise value. ICR is one of the largest and most experienced independent communications and advisory firms in North America. "
target: Continuum Health Communications
Continuum Health Communications is an integrated communications agency specializing in strategy and corporate and product communications. They work across the industry from pharma and biotech, to device and diagnostics, to B2B technology.
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closed 11/6/2019 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired ISO.health

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing communications to the healthcare sector, announced the acquisition of ISO.health, a London-based medical communications agency.
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: ISO.health
ISO.health is a London-based medical communications agency. ISO comprises a talented team of industry experts who are adept at developing and delivering impactful omni-channel medical and scientific educational programs for pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies and organizations.
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closed 12/10/2018 via BusinessWire

Fishawack Group, acquired Blue Latitude Health

synopsis: The Fishawack Group of Companies, one of the world’s largest independent medical communications and medical marketing organizations, has acquired Blue Latitude Health, a creative consultancy combining the commercial focus of a consultancy with the creative vision of an agency. BLH focuses on the commercialization of healthcare innovations.
buyer: Fishawack Group
Based in the UK, the Fishawack Group of Companies is one of the largest independent medical communications specialists with offices in the UK, USA, Switzerland, and India. For over 17 years, they have been partnering with global and regional pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device clients."
target: Blue Latitude Health
Blue Latitude Health is a creative consultancy combining the commercial focus of a consultancy with the creative vision of an agency. Focused on the commercialization of healthcare innovations, they operate globally and regionally at a brand, portfolio and organizational level.
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Newswire

VSS Medical Technologies, acquired Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: VSS Medical Technologies, Inc. announced it purchased a majority interest in Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc. Legato Healthcare Marketing is a healthcare marketing agency headquartered in De Pere, Wisconsin. Legato provides specialized marketing solutions to rural health organizations, specialty clinics and medical equipment companies.
buyer: VSS Medical Technologies
VSS Medical Technologies is a healthcare informatics company that offers a diverse portfolio of hyper-specialized software and professional service solutions. They are an innovative technology company that leverages cutting-edge tools to address some of the most comple "
target: Legato Healthcare Marketing, Inc.
Legato Healthcare Marketing is a healthcare marketing agency headquartered in De Pere, Wisconsin. Legato provides specialized marketing solutions to rural health organizations, specialty clinics and medical equipment companies.
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closed 2/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Quattro Direct LLC, acquired FWD>Direct

synopsis: Quattro, a marketing and advertising agency based in Berwyn that counts Comcast, New Penn Financial and Ditech as clients, says it has acquired Downingtown-based FWD>Direct a provider of marketing services for healthcare providers.
buyer: Quattro Direct LLC
Quattro is a marketing and advertising agency based in Berwyn that counts Comcast, New Penn Financial and Ditech as clients. They offer services in strategic marketing, creative services, digital, production management, and data media. "
target: FWD>Direct
Based in Downingtown, PA, FWD>Direct helps healthcare providers cost effectively attract and retain more customers. Their services include Strategic Planning, Program Development, Online (Search Marketing, Display, Retargeting, Email and Social Media), Direct Mail, Direct Response TV, and more.
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closed 2/28/2013 via BusinessWire

WCG Company, acquired Partners for Medical Education, Inc.

synopsis: WCG, an integrated communications firm that is part of the W2O Group network of companies, announced its acquisition of Partners for Medical Education, Inc., which will deepen and expand the company’s direct-to-patient advocacy and education offerings for its healthcare clients.
buyer parent: W2O Group
buyer: WCG Company
WCG is an independent strategic communications firm providing integrated solutions built upon clear analytics, with the aim of achieving competitive advantage for a growing spectrum of leading companies and organizations. "
target: Partners for Medical Education, Inc.
Led by Sharron Ames, a 30-year integrated marketing expert, Partners for Medical Education, Inc. delivers best-in-class patient programs and educational materials for people living with rare diseases, chronic illnesses and life-threatening conditions.
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closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

Serviceplan Group, acquired Beck & Co

synopsis: Serviceplan Group has acquired Beck & Co, a renowned independent pharmaceutical agency in Germany and Austria with offices in Munich and Vienna. The Beck & Co. team bring with them a high degree of creativity, medical content and digital pharmaceutical marketing.
buyer: Serviceplan Group
The Serviceplan Group is the largest and most broadly based owner- and partner-managed agency group in Europe. Founded as a traditional advertising agency, Serviceplan soon developed the concept of ‘House of Communication’ that brings together all modern communication disciplines under one umbrella."
target: Beck & Co
Beck & Co. is a full-service agency specialising in the healthcare field. Patient communication and awareness campaigns play an increasingly important role, and Beck & Co. mainly attend to customers' needs with prescription products.
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closed 12/1/2014 via Market Wire

Northstar Healthcare Inc., acquired Athas Health, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Healthcare announced it has acquired Athas Health. Based in Dallas, TX, Athas focuses on the marketing and delivery of specialized healthcare services in 7 states. Athas has gained a well-earned reputation in the marketing of spine and migraine procedures under the trademarks of North American Spine and Migraine Treatment Centers.
buyer: Northstar Healthcare Inc. (TSX:NHC:$57.93)
Northstar Healthcare is a full-service healthcare development and management company. With a collective leadership experience that includes developing and managing over 100 surgical centers, Northstar constantly strives to provide superior medical care and increased patient satisfaction. "
target: Athas Health, LLC
Athas Health offers relevant information and treatment options to patients seeking help for various health-related issues. Athas can coordinate a patient’s education on different treatment options available and direct them to the best team of physicians to help them get the optimal care available.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$29
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
18.1x
closed 6/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

United Drug plc, acquired Watermeadow

synopsis: United Drug plc (UD) announced that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Watermeadow Medical Ltd and Watermeadow Medical Consulting Inc for a total consideration of up to £13m. Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US.
buyer: United Drug plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
United Drug is a leading international healthcare services provider, employing 6,000 people in 35 businesses across Europe and the US. United Drug operates through 4 divisions. United Drug is a provider of services to pharmaceutical retailers and manufacturers. "
target: Watermeadow
Watermeadow is a healthcare communications and consultancy agency headquartered in the UK with offices also in the US. It provides services to global pharmaceutical companies, including medical writing and preparation of promotional and educational materials typically for products pre-launch.
price ($mm)
$9.35
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closed 9/7/2016 via BusinessWire

BrewLife Agency, acquired Pure Communications Inc

synopsis: W2O Group, a network of complementary, digitally oriented, analytics-directed communications and marketing firms, announced the acquisition of Pure Communications, a leading strategic communications consultancy focused in the healthcare industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Pure Communications will combine with W2O Group’s BrewLife.
buyer parent: W2O Group
buyer: BrewLife Agency
BrewLife is an insights-driven marketing and communications agency that blends the science of audience architecture, the art of creative storytelling and the mastery of integrated communications to galvanize their client’s business strategy and help mobilize the audiences they care about. "
target: Pure Communications Inc
Pure Communications, Inc. is a leading strategic communications consultancy focused on the healthcare industry. They focus on helping these organizations translate their brands, technology platforms and science into compelling stories for their clients.
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closed 1/7/2016 via PR Newswire

Weber Shandwick Worldwide, acquired ReviveHealth

synopsis: Weber Shandwick, a wholly owned unit of Interpublic and one of the world's leading global communications and engagement firms, has acquired ReviveHealth, one of the industry's premier integrated marketing communications firms for health systems, health services and health technology in the United States.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services and crisis management. "
target: ReviveHealth
ReviveHealth is the first purpose-built, integrated marketing communication firm for Health Systems, Health Services and Health Technology. The firm is the sixth largest healthcare agency in the country, representing some of the leading and largest brands in healthcare.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BusinessWire

W2O Group, acquired Arcus Medica

synopsis: W2O, the leading independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing communications to the healthcare sector, has acquired Arcus Medica. A leader in medical and scientific communications, Arcus brings doctoral-level experts to W2O who specialize in translating complex clinical and scientific data into clear, meaningful content.
buyer: W2O Group
W2O is an independent provider of analytics-driven, digital-first marketing and communications to the healthcare sector. W2O applies analytics models, methodologies and approaches in a digital world to design precise communications and marketing strategies to deliver sustained business results. "
target: Arcus Medica
Arcus Medica is a leader in medical and scientific communications. Arcus pairs extensive in-house industry experience with agency expertise to translate complex clinical and scientific data into clear and meaningful content.
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closed 8/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fishawack Group, acquired 2e Creative

synopsis: 2e Creative, an internationally recognized healthcare marketing strategy firm focused on launching pharmaceutical and medical device products has joined the Fishawack Group, one of UK's largest independent medical communications and medical marketing specialists.
buyer: Fishawack Group
UK-based Fishawack Group is one of the largest independent medical communications and medical marketing specialists. It comprises of Fishawack Medical Communications, offering services in medical communications, and Fishawack Creative, offering strategic planning, development, and advertising. "
target: 2e Creative
2e Creative is a launch and growth agency featuring Fortune 50 clients across pharma, medical device, and research biotech. The agency’s core competencies include branding, marketing strategy, digital marketing, sales training, and meeting/event production.
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closed 7/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Fishawack Group, acquired Carling Communications

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