Like educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media opera

closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

The CAPS Group, purchased educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media opera from Schawk, Inc.

synopsis: The CAPS Group, a premier provider of graphic arts services to corporations, advertising agencies and design firms, has acquired the educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media operations of Schawk, Inc.
buyer: The CAPS Group
The CAPS Group is one of the largest independent graphic arts services providers in the United States. Its clients include Fortune 500 corporations, leading mid-market companies, nationally recognized publishers and large advertising agencies. The company is headquartered in Chicago. "
seller: Schawk, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
Schawk, Inc. specialize in two markets: packaging and advertising. Many of the world’s biggest consumer products companies, advertising agencies and printers rely on us every day for innovative brand imaging solutions that help them achieve strategic business goals.
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closed 6/28/2022 via BusinessWire

Emerald Holding, Inc., acquired Advertising Week

synopsis: Emerald Holding, Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the assets comprising the business known as Advertising Week from Stillwell Partners. Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
buyer: Emerald Holding, Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$145.50)
Emerald is a leader in building dynamic, market-driven business-to-business platforms that integrate live events with a broad array of industry insights, digital tools, and data-focused solutions to create uniquely rich experiences. "
target parent: Stillwell Partners
target: Advertising Week
Advertising Week (AW) is the premier global event and thought leadership platform focused on marketing, media, technology, and culture.
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closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired Cristal Events SA

synopsis: MediaSchool Group announced their acquisition of Cristal Events from Startinvest. Cristal Events organizes advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specialising in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. Boasting an offer of 25 schools, MediaSchool is present in 9 cities: Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai, Barcelona, Strasbourg, Marseille, Toulouse and Nice. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: Cristal Events SA
Cristal Events is an event company that operates advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets. Their events include the Cristal Festival, the Cristal Awards, and Digital Tuesday.
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closed 2/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Vencap Technologies, LLC, acquired The Allant Group, Inc.

synopsis: The Allant Group, Inc., an industry-leading provider of advanced data analytics and customer insights solutions, announced that its operations have been acquired by Vencap Technologies. Allant Group is a leading provider of data aggregation, advanced data analytics, and customer insights solutions for companies.
buyer: Vencap Technologies, LLC
Gaurav Issar is the CEO of Allant Group and a Board Member of Vencap Technologies. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: The Allant Group, Inc.
Allant Group is a leading provider of data aggregation, advanced data analytics, and customer insights solutions for companies in the telecommunications, media, retail, publishing, financial services, travel/hospitality and transportation industries.
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closed 11/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired Media Iris

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leading provider of retail promotion and pricing intelligence solutions in North America, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Media Iris, LLC. Media Iris specializes in digital media tracking solutions and is a partner to many of the world’s largest media intelligence firms.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Offered via a web-based software-as-a-service platform called FeatureVision, Market Track's solutions enable retailers and manufacturers of consumer goods to efficiently monitor and analyze causal data to maximize the value of their promotional campaigns. "
target: Media Iris
Media Iris began with a single goal: to provide marketers with a view of the entire online universe. Media Iris has established itself as a leading provider of digital media tracking solutions and as a partner to many of the world’s largest media intelligence firms.
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closed 10/26/2009 via PR Newswire

MidOcean Partners, acquired The Allant Group, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners, a leading private equity firm, in combination with Allant management, announced that it has acquired The Allant Group, a leading provider of marketing optimization services that combines database management, analytics and predictive intelligence to maximize targeted marketing solutions for its growing list of Fortune 100 clients.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier private equity firm focused on the middle market. Based in New York and London, MidOcean is committed to investing in high-quality middle market companies with stable market positions and opportunities for growth. "
target: The Allant Group, Inc.
Allant is a leading Marketing Service Provider of integrated online and offline multi-channel database marketing solutions driven by best in class analytic, technology and marketing strategy capabilities.
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closed 10/25/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Viral Nation Inc., acquired Eight Seven Media

synopsis: Viral Nation, the global influencer marketing and technology pioneer, announced that it has acquired Eight Seven Media, an award-winning content production company that provides full-service video creation and monetization capabilities for brands and professional athletes.
buyer: Viral Nation Inc.
Viral Nation is a global digital and social agency group. Viral Nation helps brands to drive growth and connection through performance and innovation. They offer services for influencer marketing, paid & performance media, content marketing, and more. "
target: Eight Seven Media
Eight Seven Media is an award-winning content production company that provides full-service video creation and monetization capabilities for brands and professional athletes. Founded in 2018 by Dylan Scance, Eight Seven Media provides brands and talent with bespoke content production services.
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closed 6/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Oak Leaf Productions, acquired o1-agency

synopsis: Oak Leaf Productions announced the acquisition of o1-agency, a new creative agency that helps brands make an impact in this new interconnected media world. They have over 30 years of combined experience handling everything from the creative development to the production itself for fully integrated campaigns, content marketing, and social media.
buyer: Oak Leaf Productions
Oak Leaf Productions is a full-service production company offering content development, curated social and script-to-screen digital video programming and publishing services for today's evolving media landscape. "
target: o1-agency
O1 is a new creative agency that helps brands make an impact in this new interconnected media world. They have over 30 years of combined experience handling everything from the creative development to the production itself for fully integrated campaigns, content marketing, and social media.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired BLKJ

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired BLKJ, an independent creative agency in Singapore. BLKJ engineers marketing moments for brands in culture, entertainment and media. The agency uses tech and film to make brands famous. Their clients include brands such as StarHub, Scoot, Great Eastern, and more.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: BLKJ
BLKJ is an independent creative agency in Singapore. BLKJ engineers marketing moments for brands in culture, entertainment and media. The agency uses tech and film to make brands famous. Their clients include leading brands such as StarHub, Scoot, Great Eastern, and more.
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closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShareChat, acquired Hera Pheri Films

synopsis: ShareChat, an Indian social media group, has acquired Hera Pheri Films (HPF Films), a video production company in India. HPF Films produces short films, web series, advertisements and feature films. Their films include Transition Cost, The Dating Scientist, Zindagi Express and more. The studio has produced advertisements for ShareChat and OkCredit.
buyer: ShareChat
ShareChat is the fastest growing social network in India. They are building a social platform for the masses of India in their languages and developing a product which delivers a world-class user experience even to the first time internet users of India. "
target: Hera Pheri Films
Hera Pheri Films (HPF Films) is a video production company in India. HPF Films produces short films, web series, advertisements, and feature films. Their films include Transition Cost, The Dating Scientist, Zindagi Express and more. The studio has produced advertisements for ShareChat and OkCredit.
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announced 4/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bublar Group AB, will acquire Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group

synopsis: XR (Extended Reality) firm Bublar Group has agreed to buy Goodbye Kansas Holding. Goodbye Kansas Holding includes Goodbye Kansas Studios and Infinite Entertainment, with more than 200 creators in Stockholm, Uppsala, London, Hamburg and Los Angeles. The company offers award winning and unique services for visual effects in movies, TV and more.
buyer: Bublar Group AB (NGM:BUBL:$13.93)
Founded in 2015, Bublar Group is the Nordic leading XR (extended reality) technology company specialized in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Bublar Group provides XR solutions in E-commerce, Training Excellence, Entertainment & Manufacturing. "
target: Goodbye Kansas Entertainment Group
Goodbye Kansas Holding includes Goodbye Kansas Studios and Infinite Entertainment. The company offers award winning and unique services for visual effects in movies, TV series, TV commercials, games and game trailers.
price ($mm)
$5.56
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Live Technologies, LLC, acquired Iacono Production Services, LLC

synopsis: Columbus-based Live Technologies has acquired Iacono Productions, a Cincinnati-based firm. Iacono Productions is a media communications company that helps clients use various forms of media to effectively, dynamically and memorably communicate their message.
buyer: Live Technologies, LLC
Since its founding in 1974, Live Technologies has created and produced over 30,000 live events for premier brands, organizations, business market leaders and top-tier entertainers throughout the country. "
target: Iacono Production Services, LLC
Cincinnati-based Iacono Productions is a media communications company that helps clients use various forms of media to effectively, dynamically and memorably communicate their message.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hoorah, acquired Ritual Studio

synopsis: Hoorah Digital, a digital consultancy in South Africa, has acquired Ritual Studio, a South African visual production studio that uses craft excellence to forge bonds with people and propel brands through storytelling and gaming. Ritual Studio influences behavioural rituals through design, motion graphics, videography, animation, CGI and more.
buyer: Hoorah
Hoorah is a digital consultancy in South Africa that is focused on radical leads and sales through programmatic digital media, data tech, and creative. They work with brands to reshape the way they communicate with customers online and helps them maximize the profitability of their digital channels."
target: Ritual Studio
Ritual Studio is a South African visual production studio that uses craft excellence to forge bonds with people and propel brands through storytelling and gaming. Ritual Studio influences behavioural rituals through design, motion graphics, videography, animation, gaming, illustration, CGI and more.
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closed 2/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Augeo Marketing, acquired Wingnut Advertising, Inc.

synopsis: Augeo, a leader in engagement, loyalty and incentive platforms, has acquired Wingnut Advertising, an advertising agency focused on helping their clients grow their brands. Wingnut offers services for branding, digital design, graphic design, video, and more. Wingnut also has expertise in SEO, SEM, and other digital marketing services.
buyer: Augeo Marketing
Augeo is a North American leader in engagement, loyalty and incentive platforms with a focus on developing new solutions and innovative technology for clients, partners, merchants and consumers. Augeo serves both domestic and international programs and supports over 55 countries in 8 languages. "
target: Wingnut Advertising, Inc.
Wingnut is an advertising agency focused on helping their clients grow their brands. Wingnut offers services for branding, digital design, graphic design, video, and more. Wingnut also has expertise in SEO, SEM, and other digital marketing services.
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announced 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

OKD Marketing, will acquire MJM Media

synopsis: ODK Marketing, an independent, full-service marketing and communications agency in Canada, will acquire MJM Media, a full service video and audio production company in Canada. MJM Media helps companies build their brands through radio commercials, radio jingles, television commercials, and web videos.
buyer: OKD Marketing
ODK Marketing is an independent, full-service marketing and communications agency in Canada. ODK Marketing is a one stop shop for all marketing needs. They offer marketing services in all categories, including strategy, media, creative, social, digital, promotional, event, and branding. "
target: MJM Media
Established in 1982, MJM Media is a full service video and audio production company in Canada. MJM Media helps companies build their brands through radio commercials, radio jingles, television commercials, and web videos that help people understand their products and services.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

McMillan Agency, acquired Crafted Stories

synopsis: McMillan, a global B2B creative agency that builds and transforms brand experiences for their clients, has acquired Crafted Stories, a creative and video production agency in Canada. Crafted Stories helps organizations create and use high-value content to develop new and deeper relationships with their audience.
buyer: McMillan Agency
McMillan is a global B2B creative agency that builds and transforms brand experiences for their clients. Their services include brand development, customer experience strategy and design, and go-to-market campaign planning and execution. "
target: Crafted Stories
Crafted Stories is a creative and video production agency in Canada that specializes in commercial and corporate storytelling. Crafted Stories helps organizations create and use high-value content to develop new and deeper relationships with their audience.
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closed 7/31/2018 via PR Newswire

Carson Group Holdings, LLC, acquired Mineral Interactive, LLC

synopsis: Carson Group, a family of companies committed to being the most trusted for financial advice and guidance via service to both advisors and investors, announced the acquisition of Mineral Interactive, a digital marketing and technology firm.
buyer: Carson Group Holdings, LLC
Carson Group serves financial advisors and investors through its businesses including Carson Wealth, Carson Group Coaching, and Carson Group Partners. The conglomerate offers coaching and partnership services to advisor firms and financial advice to the investing public. "
target: Mineral Interactive, LLC
Mineral is a digital growth agency focused on helping client-focused firms grow their businesses. They provide digital marketing, website designing, social media advertising, and video content services.
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closed 7/25/2018 via PR Newswire

InVision Communications, acquired Hectic Digital

synopsis: Engagement solutions company InVision Communications has acquired Hectic Digital, a San Francisco Bay Area motion graphics and visual effects studio. Hectic Digital specialize in designing and executing commercials, broadcasts, film, music videos, tradeshows, interactive and print.
buyer: InVision Communications
InVision Communications is one of America's leading full-service engagement solutions agencies. They provide best-in-class business communication solutions by a dynamic blend of strategy, technology, analytics, creative and production excellence. "
target: Hectic Digital
Hectic Digital specialize in designing and executing commercials, broadcasts, film, music videos, tradeshows, interactive and print. They have worked on projects for K-Swiss, Intel, Yahoo, Sprint, Levi's, Google, YouTube, Microsoft and Coca Cola.
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closed 11/1/2017 via GlobeNewswire

SDI Media Group, acquired Picture Production Company Limited

synopsis: SDI Media Group has acquired Picture Production Company (PPC) from private equity firm Smedvig Capital. PPC is one of the world’s leading producers of marketing collateral and content for the global film industry; creating, producing, localizing and delivering marketing assets across multiple international media platforms.
buyer parent: Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.
buyer: SDI Media Group
SDI Media is the leading localization provider of dubbing, subtitling, and media services, utilizing the largest owned and operated network of recording studios worldwide. SDI Media offers an end-to-end localization solution for theatrical, broadcast, digital, interactive, and new media platforms. "
target parent: Smedvig Capital Limited
target: Picture Production Company Limited
Founded in 1982 as a film trailer house, Picture Production Company (PPC) has grown into one of the largest creative production agencies outside of North America. PPC is a 24-hour agency combining experienced creative editors, copywriters, motion graphic artists, animators and A/V production crew.
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closed 4/18/2017 via Market Wire

Turbo Global Partners, Inc., acquired Avant-Garde Productions, LLC

synopsis: Turbo Global Partners (TURBO), trading as DIBZ International, Inc., has announced it has acquired niche video production company, Avant-Garde Productions, LLC. Avant-Garde Productions, LLC is a full-service video production company providing solutions to corporate, advertising and end users nationwide.
buyer: Turbo Global Partners, Inc. (OTCPK:DIBZ:$0.00)
TURBO is a diversified investment management company that partners with companies that generate long-term renewable predictable cash-flow. TURBO has acquired a number of companies that operate as wholly-owned subsidiaries; and entered multi-year joint venture revenue share agreements. "
target: Avant-Garde Productions, LLC
Avant-garde Productions, LLC is a full-service video production company providing solutions to corporate, advertising and end users nationwide. They have a proven track record of producing unique, effective corporate sales, training and direct response media for over 15 years.
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closed 3/1/2017 via GlobeNewswire

SGK, Inc., acquired Equator, Ltd.

synopsis: Matthews International Corporation announced that they have acquired Equator, Ltd. (Equator). Equator will join the SGK Brand Solutions segment of Matthews. Equator is a design agency with subject matter experts in grocery retail and CPG brands with the rare capability to take brands from creation to shelf under one roof, with one team.
buyer parent: Matthews International
buyer: SGK, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
SGK Brand Solutions, a Matthews International business segment, is a leader in the delivery of brand development, activation and deployment services that help build our clients’ brands and consumers’ desire for them. "
target: Equator, Ltd.
Equator is a design agency with subject matter experts in grocery retail and CPG brands with the rare capability to take brands from creation to shelf under one roof, with one team. Equator has three locations, including its headquarters, in the United Kingdom and one in Chicago.
price ($mm)
$41
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$26
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closed 10/19/2011 via Market Wire

Schawk, Inc., acquired Brandimage - Desgrippes & Laga

synopsis: Schawk, Inc., a leading provider of brand development and deployment services, has closed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Lipson Associates, Inc. and Laga, Inc., which does business as Brandimage - Desgrippes & Laga. Brandimage is one of the world's leading design firms.
buyer: Schawk, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
Schawk, Inc., a leading provider of brand development and deployment services, helps companies create compelling and consistent brand experiences by providing integrated strategic, creative and executional services across brand touchpoints. "
target: Brandimage - Desgrippes & Laga
Brandimage - Desgrippes & Laga, one of the world's leading design firms, offers fully integrated services designed to deliver meaningful brand experiences for consumers. It serves clients globally across a variety of industries, ranging from consumer packaged goods to luxury brands, etc.
price ($mm)
$25
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$32
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closed 11/11/2010 via Market Wire

Schawk, Inc., acquired Real Branding LLC

synopsis: Schawk, Inc., a leading provider of brand point management services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the digital marketing agency Real Branding, which has offices in San Francisco and New York.
buyer: Schawk, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
Schawk, Inc. is a leading provider of brand point management services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity. "
target: Real Branding LLC
Real Branding was founded in 1994 to pioneer the emerging field of digital communications for brands. The agency's clients include Unilever, Lipton, Disney, Michelob, Red Lobster and ABC.
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closed 9/20/2010 via Market Wire

Schawk, Inc., acquired Untitled London Limited

synopsis: Schawk, Inc., a leading provider of brand point management services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity, announced that it has expanded its digital marketing services by acquiring the boutique digital agency Untitled London Limited, which is based in London, United Kingdom.
buyer: Schawk, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
Schawk, Inc. is a leading provider of brand point management services, enabling companies of all sizes to connect their brands with consumers to create deeper brand affinity. "
target: Untitled London Limited
Untitled London Limited, with annual revenues of approximately $0.7 million, provides strategic, creative and technical services for digital marketing across web, mobile and social touch points.
price ($mm)
$0.86
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$1
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closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

The CAPS Group, purchased educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media opera from Schawk, Inc.

synopsis: The CAPS Group, a premier provider of graphic arts services to corporations, advertising agencies and design firms, has acquired the educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media operations of Schawk, Inc.
buyer: The CAPS Group
The CAPS Group is one of the largest independent graphic arts services providers in the United States. Its clients include Fortune 500 corporations, leading mid-market companies, nationally recognized publishers and large advertising agencies. The company is headquartered in Chicago. "
seller: Schawk, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
Schawk, Inc. specialize in two markets: packaging and advertising. Many of the world’s biggest consumer products companies, advertising agencies and printers rely on us every day for innovative brand imaging solutions that help them achieve strategic business goals.
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closed 10/18/2006 via BusinessWire

Hudson Yards, acquired NEC, Inc.

synopsis: The CAPS Group, a premier visual communications company has acquired NEC, Inc. and NK Graphics from Group360 Visual Communications. The acquisition expands The CAPS Group’s growing business in magazine and educational book publishing. NEC will become part of and change its name to HudsonYards.
buyer parent: The CAPS Group
buyer: Hudson Yards
HudsonYards, The CAPS Group’s New York-based operation that provides creative retouching, digital imaging, content management and workflow management solutions for advertising agencies and publishers and entertainment and luxury goods clients. "
target parent: Group360, Inc.
target: NEC, Inc.
Nashville, Tenn.-based NEC is a leader in the consumer magazine publishing market and has facilities in Birmingham, Ala.; Des Moines, Iowa; and New York City.
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closed 10/18/2006 via BusinessWire

Black Dot Group, acquired NK Graphics

synopsis: The CAPS Group, a premier visual communications company serving advertising agencies, design firms and publishers, has acquired NK Graphics from Group360 Visual Communications. NK Graphics will become part of Black Dot Group.
buyer parent: The CAPS Group
buyer: Black Dot Group
BDG provides creative, design, editorial production, content development, page composition, photography, electronic color imaging, color retouching, and asset management to clients in the catalog, direct mail, educational and trade book publishing, publications/directories and retail markets. "
target parent: Group360, Inc.
target: NK Graphics
NK Graphics, headquartered in West Chesterfield, N.H., provides graphic composition services primarily to book publishers.
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closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

The CAPS Group, purchased educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media opera from Schawk, Inc.

synopsis: The CAPS Group, a premier provider of graphic arts services to corporations, advertising agencies and design firms, has acquired the educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media operations of Schawk, Inc.
buyer: The CAPS Group
The CAPS Group is one of the largest independent graphic arts services providers in the United States. Its clients include Fortune 500 corporations, leading mid-market companies, nationally recognized publishers and large advertising agencies. The company is headquartered in Chicago. "
seller: Schawk, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
Schawk, Inc. specialize in two markets: packaging and advertising. Many of the world’s biggest consumer products companies, advertising agencies and printers rely on us every day for innovative brand imaging solutions that help them achieve strategic business goals.
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closed 9/4/2007 via BusinessWire

DG FastChannel, Inc., acquired GTN, Inc.

synopsis: DG FastChannel, Inc. the leading provider of digital media services to the advertising, entertainment and broadcast industries, has completed its previously announced acquisition of privately-held GTN, Inc., for $11.5 million, including approximately $1.5 million of GTN’s working capital.
buyer: DG FastChannel, Inc. (DGIT:$385.72)
DG FastChannel delivers the standard in digital media services to the advertising, broadcast and publishing industries. DG FastChannel’s innovative technology solutions help advertisers and agencies work faster, smarter and more competitively. "
target: GTN, Inc.
Based in Detroit, GTN serves the advertising community through a comprehensive range of advertising media services including distribution for standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) commercials, production, post-production, asset management and archival services.
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closed 6/22/2010 via PR Newswire

Arbitron Inc., acquired Integrated Media Measurement Inc.

synopsis: Arbitron Inc. has acquired the technology portfolio, patents, and trade name from Integrated Media Measurement, Inc. (IMMI), now known as Audience Measurement Technologies, Inc. The IMMI technologies acquired by Arbitron include IMMI's cellular phone-based technology, which is designed to capture consumer cross-platform media usage.
buyer: Arbitron Inc. (ARB:$449.86)
Arbitron Inc. is a media and marketing research firm serving the media – radio, television, cable, online radio and out-of-home – as well as advertisers and advertising agencies. "
target: Integrated Media Measurement Inc.
Integrated Media Measurement, Inc. (IMMI) helps advertisers apply the same rigorous ROI analysis to traditional forms of advertising that is now possible for the Internet. This helps customers determine where their ads actually run, whom their ads reach, and which ads drive the most sales.
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$2.50
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closed 6/20/2005 via BusinessWire

Millward Brown, acquired Dynamic Logic

synopsis: Millward Brown, a global leader and recognized authority in advertising, media, marketing communications and brand equity research, has acquired Dynamic Logic, a leading online research company that measures and analyzes marketing effectiveness.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Millward Brown
Millward Brown is one of the world's top 10 market research organizations. It is an acknowledged leader in understanding and evaluating brand equity and the contribution of the total communications mix to that understanding. "
target: Dynamic Logic
Dynamic Logic is a leading research company with expertise in measuring marketing effectiveness. Dynamic Logic's three main product areas are: AdIndex(R) to measure online advertising, CrossMedia Research(TM) for multimedia campaigns and MarketNorms(R), an advertising effectiveness database.
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closed 9/10/2012 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Brilig LLC

synopsis: Merkle announced that it has acquired New York-based Brilig, a leading digital data exchange for Online Advertising. The acquisition supports Merkle’s data-agnostic value proposition, which integrates the optimal mix of third-party data to drive marketing performance.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle, a customer relationship marketing firm, is the nation’s largest privately-held agency. By combining a complete range of marketing, technical, analytical and creative disciplines, Merkle works with clients to design, execute and evaluate connected CRM programs. "
target: Brilig LLC
Founded in 2009, Brilig is the first cooperative data marketplace for online display advertising. Unlike other legacy data marketplaces or exchanges, Brilig data is sourced cooperatively and normalized from hundreds or even thousands of discrete databases.
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closed 5/8/2017 via PR Newswire

AdSupply, Inc., acquired One Central Point

synopsis: AdSupply Inc, a top 20 U.S. ComScore display advertising platform, announced that it has entered the European market via the acquisition of One Central Point, the London based international digital media specialists.
buyer: AdSupply, Inc.
AdSupply is the #16 comScore US display network and is in the top 5 comScore for News & Information. AdSupply.com focuses on creating patented, world-class advertising technology that delivers high impact formats for brands, agencies and publishers looking to maximize ROI. "
target: One Central Point
One Central Point is the UK's leading international media specialist and sales house, acting as an advertiser's hub for international digital media. OCP provides agencies and advertisers with unrivaled access to the world’s best local publishers supporting digital advertising campaigns.
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closed 5/14/2018 via PE Hub

Winmo, acquired RedBooks

synopsis: Northlane Capital Partners (NCP) announced that The List, a portfolio company of NCP, through its subsidiary Winmo, has acquired RedBooks. RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more.
buyer parent: Northlane Capital Partners
buyer: Winmo
Winmo is the leading B2B sales intelligence provider for the advertising industry. Taking the guess work out of prospecting, Winmo guides those who target national advertisers and their agencies to the right decision-makers, on the right accounts, at the precisely the right time. "
target: RedBooks
RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more. RedBooks monitors nearly 9,000 worldwide agency parent companies and over 4,400 U.S. publicly traded companies.
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closed 9/22/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Outdoorlink, Inc., acquired SignBird, LLC

synopsis: Outdoorlink, Inc., the out-of-home industry leader in providing remote control of billboard lighting and digital displays with its SmartLink system, has acquired SignBird, a producer of eye-catching drone photography and videography, approach footage, and web design to help billboard operators showcase their inventory to prospective ad buyers.
buyer: Outdoorlink, Inc.
Since 2007 Outdoorlink, Inc., a family owned and operated company, has become the industry leader in providing remote control of billboard lighting and digital displays for the Out of Home Advertising industry in both the United States and abroad. "
target: SignBird, LLC
SignBird, an out-of-home marketing company, helps operators create eye-catching content that's designed to sell their billboard ad space. Whether it's ride sheet design, aerial drone videography or web design, SignBird is on a mission to improve the way out-of-home is marketed everywhere.
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closed 2/11/2014 via PR Web

A6 Corporation, acquired ReachLogic Media, LLC

synopsis: A6 Corporation, a Seattle-based, early-stage startup that has built a living map of every meaningful page on the internet for online advertising purposes, announced that it has acquired ReachLogic Media, a programmatic trading desk based in New York City.
buyer: A6 Corporation
A6 Corporation is a privately held company formed in August 2011 focused on solving the visibility problem that plagues the RTB ad market. It maintains a comprehensive and living map of the internet that it calls the Internet Topology, tracking 13.5 billion relationships between URLs. "
target: ReachLogic Media, LLC
ReachLogic Media leverages the most sophisticated bidding technology in the market to optimize media spend allocation across over 50 billion impressions, 3,000 vetted inventory sources, and 100,000 domains globally, every day.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

AdWanted, acquired Mediatel Group

synopsis: Adwanted Group announced its continued international expansion with the acquisition of Mediatel, a major player in the ecosystem of technologies for the advertising industry in the United Kingdom. Mediatel aggregates key industry data to help planning and buying decisions across all media.
buyer: AdWanted
Adwanted is a France-based media buying platform. Adwanted brings offline ad buying online by making the method of buying print ads in newspapers and magazines as automated, quick, and simple as buying programmatic ads for digital media platforms. "
target: Mediatel Group
Mediatel is the UK’s leading provider of media tech, data and thought-leadership. Mediatel Connected is their data and analysis product used by over 90 media agencies. Mediatel aggregates key industry data to help planning and buying decisions across all media.
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closed 3/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

LoKnow Inc., acquired Dandelion

synopsis: LoKnow Inc., a Canadian advertising tech and data company, has acquired Dandelion, Inc., a Google Marketing Platform sales partner in Canada. Dandelion helps advertisers and agencies add acclaimed platforms and tools to their marketing tech stacks. They provide services for Google Marketing Platform, advanced analytics, and cloud solutions.
buyer: LoKnow Inc.
LoKnow is a Canadian advertising tech and data company. LoKnow develops adtech tools and audience data products to make top digital advertising tools available to buy-side advertising clients worldwide. They offer products for location-based marketing, behavioral marketing, ad serving, and more. "
target: Dandelion
Dandelion is a Google Marketing Platform sales partner in Canada. Dandelion helps advertisers and agencies add acclaimed platforms and tools to their marketing tech stacks. They provide services for Google Marketing Platform, advanced analytics, and cloud solutions.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Freelancer.com, acquired Warrior Forum

synopsis: Freelancer.com has confirmed that it has acquired Warrior Forum, a marketplace and forum for digital marketing professionals. The company allows marketing professionals to swap intel on topics including SEO, mobile marketing, social media, ad networks and more.
buyer: Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN:$35.57)
Triple Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. Over 10.7 million registered users have posted 5.7 million projects and contests to date in over 600 areas. "
target: Warrior Forum
Warrior Forum, a marketplace and forum for digital marketing professionals. Warrior Forum allows marketing professionals to swap intel on topics including SEO, mobile marketing, social media, ad networks and more.
price ($mm)
$3.20
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/12/2018 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire Adaptly

synopsis: Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire NYC-based Adaptly, a digital media services company that enables the world’s leading brands to manage data-driven campaigns across prominent digital advertising channels and platforms.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company, providing a range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance & create value for their stakeholders. "
target: Adaptly
Through a proprietary technology and expert services, Adaptly enables the world’s largest advertisers to scale campaigns across walled gardens like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Pinterest. Managed service offerings include strategy, planning, media buying, execution, and analysis.
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closed 6/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Dreamscape, Inc., acquired Standard Media Index

synopsis: GTCR, a US-based private equity firm, has acquired Standard Media Index through its portfolio company Dreamscape, Inc. Standard Media Index is a leading provider of advertising data and insights to media marketplace participants.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Dreamscape, Inc.
Dreamscape was formed in 2020 as a partnership between Scott Knoll, David Hahn, Michael Iantosca and GTCR. Dreamscape's mission is to build and transform the advertising technology business through the acquisition of incredible data-driven assets. "
target: Standard Media Index
Standard Media Index is a leading source of advertising pricing and spend data. SMI accesses spend from the world's largest media buying groups, as well as leading independents, and then organizes that data to create a clear, granular, and easy-to-use database for its clients and agency partners.
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closed 10/1/2010 via Capital IQ

DG FastChannel, Inc., acquired Match Point Media LLC

synopsis: DG FastChannel, Inc., a leading provider of digital media services to the advertising, entertainment and broadcast industries, announced that it acquired Match Point Media LLC and its divisions, Treehouse Media Services, Inc. and Voltage Video, Inc., a market leader in the customization and distribution of Direct Response (DR) advertising.
buyer: DG FastChannel, Inc. (DGIT:$385.72)
DG FastChannel provides innovative, technology-based solutions to help advertisers and agencies work faster, smarter and more competitively. DG FastChannel delivers the standard in digital media services to the advertising, broadcast and publishing industries. "
target: Match Point Media LLC
Match Point Media LLC is comprised of two wholly-owned companies, Treehouse Media Services, Inc. and Voltage Video, Inc. Matchpoint provides media advertising services to advertising agencies and advertisers participating in the Direct Response Advertising Industry.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x
closed 6/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Voicestar, Inc., acquired Selling Station

synopsis: Voicestar, Inc., the leading provider of pay per phone call enablement solutions and distribution, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Selling Station, LLC.
buyer: Voicestar, Inc.
VoiceStar offers essential marketing services for companies doing business on and offline. The company's full suite of phone-to-web products and tools help businesses connect with highly motivated customers. "
target: Selling Station
Selling Station, based in Princeton, NJ, works with advertising agencies, direct marketers and search engine marketing firms to track local, direct response advertising campaigns.
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closed 12/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Infectious Media merged with Kepler Group,

synopsis: Infectious Media, one of the firms that has powered the digital advertising revolution in Europe, announced that it is joining Kepler Group, the US-based digital marketing pioneer that sits within the kyu Collective alongside companies such as IDEO, Sid Lee and SY Partners.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Kepler Group
Kepler Group is an independent provider of digital and database services to Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, travel, retail and other industries. Utilizing its proprietary Kepler Intelligence Platform, the company actively manages client programs in over two dozen countries worldwide. "
target: Infectious Media
Infectious Media is a digital media specialist with offices in London and Singapore. The firm manages digital media activation for clients across display, social, search, video, and programmatic channels like connected TV and programmatic out-of-home.
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announced 5/18/2011 via BusinessWire

Yahoo! Inc., will acquire 5to1.com, LLC.

synopsis: Yahoo! Inc., the premier digital media company, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 5to1 Holding Corp. 5to1 is an online advertising alliance consisting exclusively of major media publishers. Built on a proprietary publisher-controlled platform, 5to1 offers top brand advertisers premium inventory at mass scale.
buyer: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO:$5,409.25)
Yahoo! Inc. is the premier digital media company, creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the globe. "
target: 5to1.com, LLC. (FTOH:$0.78)
5to1.com, LLC. is an online advertising alliance consisting exclusively of major media publishers. Built on a proprietary publisher-controlled platform, 5to1 offers top brand advertisers premium inventory at mass scale.
price ($mm)[EV]
$22 [$21]
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
33.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/27/2005 via BNC Analysis

ValueClick, Inc., acquired Web Marketing Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Online advertising services firm ValueClick Inc. on Monday said it closed its acquisitions of Web Marketing Holdings Inc. and E-Babylon Inc. and raised its financial outlook for the year. ValueClick acquired Web Marketing for $141 million -- about $122 million in cash, 1.8 million ValueClick shares and 350,000 options to buy stock.
buyer: ValueClick, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
ValueClick, Inc. is one of the world’s largest online marketing services companies, offering comprehensive and scalable solutions to deliver cost-effective customer acquisition for advertisers and robust revenue streams for publishers. "
target: Web Marketing Holdings, Inc.
Web Clients is a leading provider of online lead-generation marketing services, focused primarily on helping advertisers generate leads using the cost-per-acquisition (CPA) and cost-per-lead (CPL) pricing models.
price ($mm)
$166
rev ($mm)
$59
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x
closed 11/2/2018 via BusinessWire

AVI-SPL, Inc., acquired Interactive Solutions

synopsis: AVI-SPL, Inc., the leader in enterprise grade A/V and videoconferencing systems integration and unified communications, has acquired Interactive Solutions, a company that specializes in the design and integration of A/V systems technology for meeting and collaborative spaces, digital signage solutions, classroom technologies and lecture theaters.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: AVI-SPL, Inc.
AVI-SPL designs, builds, integrates, and supports systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly trained and certified system engineers in addition to an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. "
target: Interactive Solutions
Interactive Solutions specializes in the design and integration of audio visual systems technology for meeting and collaborative spaces, digital signage solutions, classroom technologies and lecture theaters.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Kochava, acquired Thalamus, Inc.

synopsis: Kochava, a real-time data solutions company for omni-channel attribution and measurement, has acquired Thalamus, the largest research database of ad vendor data in the world. Thalamus is used by over 30,000 registered media buyers to research advertising opportunities, and discover new potential partners.
buyer: Kochava
Kochava is a real-time data solutions company offering omni-channel measurement and attribution solutions for data-driven marketers. Its Marketers Operating System empowers advertisers and publishers with a platform that integrates and manages customer identity, measurement, and data controls. "
target: Thalamus, Inc.
Thalamus is the largest research database of ad vendor data in the world. Thalamus is used by over 30,000 registered media buyers to research advertising opportunities, and discover new potential partners. Their database provides access to over 500,000 ad buyers and over 50,000 ad vendors.
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