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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 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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announced 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Brainlabs, will acquire Hanapin Marketing

synopsis: UK-based Brainlabs, a digital marketing agency and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) technology provider, is to acquire US-based Hanapin, a premiere digital marketing agency focused exclusively on PPC (pay-per-click) marketing.
buyer: Brainlabs
UK-based Brainlabs is a digital marketing agency and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) technology provider. Using data and automation, Brainlabs drives growth for clients in paid search, programmatic, paid social, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), and analytics. "
target: Hanapin Marketing
Hanapin Marketing is a premiere digital marketing agency focused exclusively on PPC (pay-per-click) marketing. The company manages and optimizes paid search programs in areas including search marketing, conversion rate optimization, lead generation, remarketing, programmatic and display marketing.
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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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closed 2/7/2020 via GlobeNewswire

CleanSpark LLC, acquired p2klabs Inc.

synopsis: CleanSpark, Inc. has completed the acquisition of p2klabs, Inc., a design, technology, and marketing agency that specializes in applying design, technology, and business process methodologies to create intuitive digital experiences and journeys that help transform and grow businesses.
buyer: CleanSpark LLC (CLSK:$5.25)
CleanSpark provides advanced energy software and control technology that enables a plug-and-play enterprise solution to modern energy challenges. Their services consist of intelligent energy monitoring and controls, microgrid consulting services and turn-key microgrid implementation services. "
target: p2klabs Inc.
P2K Labs is a design, technology, and marketing agency that specializes in applying design, technology, and business process methodologies to create intuitive digital experiences and journeys that help transform and grow businesses.
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closed 2/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital First Media, acquired Big Fish Works

synopsis: MediaNews Group has acquired the assets of Red Wing Publishing Company, including its print publications, websites, and commercial printing operations. Red Wing Publishing Company's digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets throughout Minnesota.
buyer parent: Alden Global Capital
buyer: Digital First Media
MediaNews Group is one of the largest media groups in the U.S. The Group serves high-value audiences in their preferred environments and connects advertisers to them through its 800+ multi-platform products, which include web, mobile, tablet, and print. "
target: Big Fish Works
Red Wing Publishing Company is a family-owned company that has established 12 local newspapers, a digital marketing agency, Big Fish Works, and two commercial printing facilities. Big Fish Digital Works offers full-service digital marketing solutions for businesses in its core news media markets.
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closed 2/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Bounteous, acquired The Archer Group

synopsis: Bounteous, a leading insights-driven digital experience agency, announced it has acquired The Archer Group, a leader in digital strategy, experience design, usability research, technology, and media.
buyer: Bounteous
Bounteous is a digital marketing company that built their business on pillars of integrity, discipline, and excellence. Everything they do is designed to optimize that their flow of data, insights, and interactions so that they create digital solutions that drive growth for their clients. "
target: The Archer Group
The Archer Group is one of the largest independent digital and brand agencies in the Philadelphia area. Located in Wilmington, Delaware, Archer stands apart in its ability to engineer meaningful experiences that inspire action for a diverse roster of Fortune 500 clients.
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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 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Viestintäliiga Oy, acquired Whitestone Oy

synopsis: Viestintäliiga, a modern communications agency based in Finland, has acquired Whitestone, a Finland-based digital agency which helps companies to take advantage of digital services. Their services include corporate and community websites and online stores, as well as customized applications for different needs.
buyer: Viestintäliiga Oy
Viestintäliiga is a modern communications agency based in Finland that specializes in communication strategies, social media training, online marketing, content production (text, images and video) and graphic design. "
target: Whitestone Oy
Whitestone is a digital agency, which helps companies to take advantage of digital services. Their services include corporate and community websites and online stores, as well as customized applications for different needs. They are based in Finland.
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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 1/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Dept Agency, acquired Hinderling Volkart

synopsis: Hinderling Volkart, the leading Swiss digital agency, joins Dept, the globally expanding digital agency headquartered in Amsterdam with immediate effect. Hinderling Volkart is an award-winning digital agency in Switzerland with around 60 people in the fields of strategy, design and technology.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce. "
target: Hinderling Volkart
Hinderling Volkart is an award-winning digital agency in Switzerland with around 60 people in the fields of strategy, design and technology. Hinderling Volkart is creates outstanding web experiences, business portals, corporate platforms and digital products.
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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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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Step Change will be merged with The Zoo Republic,

synopsis: Step Change will merge with The Zoo Republic, an independent marketing agency in Australia. Step Change is a strategy-driven digital and creative agency in Australia. Step Change helps challenger businesses to grow and outsmart their competitors. They offer services for brand, marketing, strategy, creative, digital, UX, content, and more.
buyer: The Zoo Republic
The Zoo Republic is an independent marketing agency in Australia. The Zoo Republic connects people with brands and creates experiences that make a measurable difference. They deliver below the line marketing, shopper marketing, digital and experiential services. "
target: Step Change
Step Change is a strategy-driven digital and creative agency in Australia. Step Change helps challenger businesses to grow and outsmart their competitors. They offer services for brand, marketing, strategy, creative, digital, UX, content, and more.
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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 1/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Ticker Tocker, acquired Eff Creative Group

synopsis: Ticker Tocker, LLC. an award winning social trading platform announced a strategic merger with Eff Creative Group, LLC, a globally renowned agency with vertically integrated services that include design, software development, and marketing. Eff focuses on helping clients bring consumer and digital products to market.
buyer: Ticker Tocker
Ticker Tocker is a social marketplace of verified trading leaders, with real-time trade ideas, automated strategies, predictive analytics, live broadcast channels and more. Ticker Tocker supports institutional and novice traders to quickly find, test, learn, share and execute trades in stocks. "
target: Eff Creative Group
Eff Creative Group, LLC is an award-winning company headquartered in Times Square, New York. A team of experienced creative innovators, Eff strategically designs, develops, and markets groundbreaking digital and consumer products launching campaigns for businesses with bespoke market solutions.
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closed 1/9/2020 via PR Newswire

Fruition, LLC, acquired Wandrblu

synopsis: Fruition, one of Denver's top digital marketing agencies, has acquired Wandrblu Digital, a social media marketing and creative agency. Wandrblu specializes in planning and implementing effective social media strategies across platforms as well as creating custom photography, videography, and animation for their clients.
buyer: Fruition, LLC
Fruition is a Denver-based full service digital marketing agency. Specializing in SEO, website design, development, and hosting, Fruition builds, grows, and protects businesses by increasing their online presence while reducing risks. "
target: Wandrblu
Wandrblu is a social media marketing and creative agency. Wandrblu specializes in planning and implementing effective social media strategies across platforms as well as creating custom photography, videography, and animation for their clients.
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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 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mort Crim Communications Inc., acquired Mort Crim Communications Inc.

synopsis: Detroit’s Mort Crim Communications Inc., an integrated marketing firm, has been sold to the company’s executive team. The new principals are Christopher Heaton, Richard Donley, Todd Haight and Jennette Smith Kotila. MCCI specializes in Public & Media Relations, Social Media, Video, Web & Digital, Marketing & Advertising.
buyer: Mort Crim Communications Inc.
The executive team acquiring Mort Crim Communications Inc. includes principals Christopher Heaton, Richard Donley, Todd Haight and Jennette Smith Kotila. "
target: Mort Crim Communications Inc.
Founded in 1993 as Mort Crim Communications, Inc., (MCCI). MCCI is an award-winning integrated marketing agency that specializes in Public & Media Relations, Social Media, Video, Web & Digital, Marketing & Advertising.
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closed 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mediaworks Online Marketing, acquired Mediaworks Online Marketing

synopsis: Managing Director Brett Jacobson and the senior team of Mediaworks have bought out Co-Founder and Chairman Chris Thompson in a management buyout. Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK.
buyer: Mediaworks Online Marketing
The management buyout was led by Managing Director Brett Jacobson and the senior team of Mediaworks. Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. "
target: Mediaworks Online Marketing
Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. They specialize in organic search engine optimization that drives leads, sales and brand visibility for their clients, but they are also experts in pay-per-click, online reputation management and content marketing.
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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 12/18/2019 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 1/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired CatchOn & Company Limited

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired a majority stake in CatchOn & Company Limited, a strategic marketing communications consultancy specializing in leisure, lifestyle and travel.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: CatchOn & Company Limited
Based in Hong Kong, CatchOn & Company Limited is a strategic marketing communications consultancy specializing in leisure, lifestyle and travel. Their range of services includes innovation ideation, brand communication, market insight & research, PR & media relations, and digital media strategies.
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closed 10/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

W Communications, acquired Lotus UK Integrated Communications

synopsis: W Communications has taken a 51 per cent stake in UK-based travel and tourism PR specialist. LOTUS, which employs 20 people, will keep its name and remain at its current office near London Bridge. LOTUS is an award winning PR, marketing and representation business with clients crossing travel and food sectors.
buyer: W Communications
W Communications was founded in 2009 and has become one of the UK’s fastest-growing creative companies. Working across the full spectrum of earned media, social and digital, they represent global brands, market-leading innovators and dynamic start-ups. "
target: Lotus UK Integrated Communications
LOTUS is an award winning PR, marketing and representation business with clients crossing travel and food sectors. Client portfolio includes national and regional governments, tour operators, hotels, airlines and transport companies.
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closed 10/4/2018 via PR Newswire

IMRE, acquired JMPR Public Relations

synopsis: imre, a marketing communications agency, has acquired JMPR Public Relations, a public relations agency specializing in the luxury, lifestyle and transportation industries. JMPR creates multi-faceted campaigns to help their clients strengthen their brand image and influence key consumers.
buyer: IMRE
imre is a marketing communications agency with expertise in social, digital, creative, public relations and paid media. imre creates solutions that build lasting and meaningful connections between brands and their customers. Their clients include AstraZeneca, John Deere, Marriott, STIHL, and more. "
target: JMPR Public Relations
JMPR Public Relations is a public relations agency specializing in the luxury, lifestyle and transportation industries. JMPR creates multi-faceted campaigns to help their clients strengthen their brand image and influence key consumers while generating heightened public awareness and interest.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

MMGY Global, Inc, acquired Grifco PR

synopsis: Travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global has acquired Grifco PR and its sister agency, Ophir PR. Grifco PR and Ophir PR are public relations firms in the the travel and hospitality industry, as well as the lifestyle industry.
buyer: MMGY Global, Inc
MMGY Global is an integrated marketing firm focused on the needs of the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. They help travel companies grow revenue by motivating their customers. "
target: Grifco PR
Based in the UK, Grifco is a leading public relations firm specializing in international luxury travel and lifestyle. They provide a professional media relations and media strategy service. Ophir PR is a boutique PR, communications and media relations agency in hotel, travel and tourism.
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closed 3/8/2018 via Company Press Release

MMGY Global, Inc, acquired Hills Balfour

synopsis: MMGY Global has announced that they have acquired Hills Balfour, Europe and Dubai’s leading public relations and marketing communications agency specializing in travel and tourism. The firm, founded 20 years ago by recognized industry leader Amanda Hills, has expertise in public relations, representation and marketing.
buyer: MMGY Global, Inc
MMGY Global is an integrated marketing firm focused on the needs of the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. They help travel companies grow revenue by motivating their customers. "
target: Hills Balfour
Hills Balfour is Europe and Dubai’s leading public relations and marketing communications agency specializing in travel and tourism. The firm, founded 20 years ago by recognized industry leader Amanda Hills, has expertise in public relations.
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closed 1/24/2018 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired The Brighter Group

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired The Brighter Group, a highly respected United Kingdom-based PR and marketing firm focused on the travel and tourism sector. Brighter Group's clients include airlines, cruise lines, travel agents, travel technology companies and tourist boards.
buyer: Finn Partners
Founded on the core principles of innovation and collaborative partnership, Finn Partners is one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company focuses on organic growth and integrating new companies. "
target: The Brighter Group
The Brighter Group is one of the biggest independent travel and tourism PR, representation and marketing consultancies in the UK and works with clients from every sector of the travel industry. Clients include airlines, cruise lines, travel agents, travel technology companies and tourist boards.
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closed 4/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Caliber Corporate Advisers, acquired Leverage PR

synopsis: Caliber Corporate Advisers, a leading strategic marketing and public relations firm, announced the acquisition of Leverage PR, an Austin, Texas-based marketing and public relations firm specializing in the financial services, real estate and technology sectors.
buyer: Caliber Corporate Advisers
Caliber Corporate Advisers is a strategic marketing advisory firm that helps companies tell their story and connect with key stakeholders. They provide best-in-class strategy and tactical execution of public relations and content marketing initiatives, as well as contacts’ database research. "
target: Leverage PR
Leverage PR is a full-service marketing and public relations firm delivering strategic planning, media relations and communications services within the financial services, technology, and real estate sectors. Their team possesses a deep understanding of opportunities & challenges facing innovators.
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closed 10/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

MMGY Global, Inc, acquired Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations, Inc.

synopsis: Travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global has acquired travel PR agency Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations (NJFPR). Founded in 1987, NJFPR is a full-service boutique agency based in New York, with offices in LA and Boston.
buyer: MMGY Global, Inc
MMGY Global is an integrated marketing firm focused on the needs of the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. They help travel companies grow revenue by motivating their customers. "
target: Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations, Inc.
Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations (NJFPR) is an award-winning travel PR firm. As a full-service boutique agency, NJFPR has been providing personal service and proven, cost-effective results for their clients since 1987. NJFPR is headquartered in New York, with offices in LA and Boston.
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closed 4/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired Zlokower Company

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York-based integrated marketing services holding company, has acquired Zlokower Company, a New York-based media relations firm with a strong concentration in real estate andother professional services including finance, insurance, healthcare, law and technology.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target: Zlokower Company
Established in 1983, Zlokower Company focuses on real estate and other professional services, and has additional capabilities in corporate, consumer, non-profit public relations and book publicity.
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closed 11/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

DS.Emotion, acquired Iworx PR Limited

synopsis: The Manchester-based specialist property PR agency founded by Victoria Russell iworx has been sold to Leeds creative agency DS Emotion, an award winning full service creative and strategic agency with offices in Leeds, London and Manchester.
buyer: DS.Emotion
DS.Emotion is an award winning full service creative and strategic agency with offices in Leeds, London and Manchester. They focus on delivering solutions that add value. "
target: Iworx PR Limited
Iworx PR Limited offers property public relations agency services. The company was founded in 2002 by Victoria Russell and is based in Manchester, United Kingdom.
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closed 6/26/2019 via PR Newswire

The Fifteen Group Inc., acquired Fervid Communications Inc.

synopsis: One of North America's top restaurant consulting companies, The Fifteen Group Inc., has officially acquired Fervid Communications Inc. Fervid has grown to become one of Canada's top boutique hospitality-focused marketing agencies.
buyer: The Fifteen Group Inc.
The Fifteen Group Inc. has grown to become one of North America's most established restaurant consulting companies. With offices in Toronto and Vancouver, the company strategically works with restaurant stakeholders to increase bottom-line profitability in an extremely challenging industry. "
target: Fervid Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Toronto, Fervid Communications is a full-service marketing agency that specializes in the restaurant and tourism sectors. They take time to understand what their client’s brand is in order to effectively fulfill their marketing needs.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired The Door

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a publicly-traded independent producer of premium feature films and digital content, announced a major expansion of its marketing capabilities and footprint through its acquisition of The Door, a leading lifestyle and hospitality public relations, creative branding, and marketing services agency.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.38)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. They produce original feature films and digital programming primarily aimed at family and young adult markets. "
target: The Door
The Door is a creative relations agency constructed as "an idea house," with a focus on building important, viable brands through diverse initiatives. The Door represents a wide range of clients—including food and beverage, personalities, hospitality brands, and entertainment/media entities.
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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

William Murray Communications Limited, acquired William Murray Communications Limited

synopsis: William Murray Communications, the specialist food, drink and hospitality PR agency, has undergone a management buyout led by CEO Anita Murray. William Murray is based in Croydon, UK, and its clients include Unilever Food Solutions, UCC Coffee UK & Ireland, Quorn, The Ascott Limited and BRITA.
buyer: William Murray Communications Limited
William Murray is an award-winning PR & communications agency for foodservice and hospitality brands. William Murray was founded in 1987 and are proud to still have clients since the day they opened. "
target: William Murray Communications Limited
William Murray is an award-winning PR & communications agency for foodservice and hospitality brands. William Murray was founded in 1987 and are proud to still have clients since the day they opened.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
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0.0x
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announced 12/11/2012 via PR Newswire

M. Silver Associates, Inc will be merged with Finn Partners,

synopsis: Finn Partners announced that M. Silver Associates, ranking as one of the country's leading independent tourism marketing specialty agencies, will join Finn Partners Travel and Economic Development practice as M. Silver – A Division of Finn Partners.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. Their specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts, health and public and corporate affairs. "
target: M. Silver Associates, Inc
M. Silver Associates is one of the country's leading independent tourism marketing specialty agencies. M. Silver Associates, Inc. offers consumer marketing public relations services. It is ranked among the country's top independently owned public relations firms.
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closed 6/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wagstaff Worldwide, acquired Rivera Public Relations

synopsis: Wagstaff Worldwide announces the immediate acquisition of hospitality PR firm, Rivera Public Relations. The company, founded by brothers Jared and Steve Rivera, has represented hundreds of lifestyle, consumer products, and hospitality clients such as Dom Perignon, Park Tavern, Beretta, Saison, and more since 2005.
buyer: Wagstaff Worldwide
Wagstaff Worldwide is a full‐service public relations firm that specializes in working with clients in all areas of the hospitality industry—from restaurants and food products to travel and tourism destinations, as well as premium wines and spirits. "
target: Rivera Public Relations
Rivera Public Relations is a hospitality public relations firm. It has represented hundreds of lifestyle, consumer products, and hospitality clients such as Dom Perignon, Park Tavern, Beretta, Saison, and more since 2005.
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closed 2/2/2012 via Market Wire

CSG-PR, acquired Kruzic Communications & McCullough Marketing

synopsis: Kruzic Communications, Inc. and McCullough Marketing have joined forces with Communications Strategy Group (CSG|PR), one of Denver's largest Influencer Relations firms, to create a tourism and hospitality powerhouse. Kruzic and McCullough are boutique Public Relations firms specializing in the areas of hospitality and tourism.
buyer: CSG-PR
Communications Strategy Group is an influencer relations agency serving clients nationally in financial services, education, health & wellness, tourism & hospitality, corporate training & talent management and consumer products on a mission. "
target: Kruzic Communications & McCullough Marketing
Kruzic Communications and McCullough Marketing are boutique Public Relations firms specializing in the areas of hospitality and tourism. Its small-agency approach offers personalized senior level assistance in all vital media and public relations areas.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dani Lombard Public Relations Pty Limited merged with Soda Communications Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Dani Lombard Public Relations (DLPR) has merged with Soda Communications, a boutique PR consultancy in Australia. DLPR is an Australian boutique PR agency that specialises in consumer lifestyle brands. DLPR delivers premium and personalised PR services for consumer lifestyle brands across fashion, beauty, health & fitness, eco-living and more.
buyer: Soda Communications Pty Ltd
Soda Communications is a boutique PR consultancy in Australia. Soda Communications provides integrated solutions that helps craft conversations and influence the influencers. Their services include strategy development, media relations, issues management, digital PR, brand activation and more. "
target: Dani Lombard Public Relations Pty Limited
Dani Lombard Public Relations (DLPR) is an Australian boutique PR agency that specialises in consumer lifestyle brands. DLPR delivers premium and personalised PR services for consumer lifestyle brands across fashion, beauty, health & fitness, eco-living and more.
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closed 7/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Duo Public Relations, Inc merged with Impress Labs,

synopsis: Impress Labs, a global brand, creative and communications agency, and Duo Public Relations Inc., an innovative Seattle public relations agency specializing in consumer and lifestyle PR, announced the two agencies have merged.
buyer: Impress Labs
Impress Labs is a global brand, creative and communications agency focused on helping solar, cleantech, life science and semiconductor companies reach their communications and business objectives. "
target: Duo Public Relations, Inc
Duo Public Relations is an innovative Seattle public relations agency specializing in consumer and lifestyle PR. Founded in 2004, the agency's specialty practice areas include food and beverage, travel and hospitality PR, as well as health and wellness PR.
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closed 4/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Gung Ho Communications Limited, acquired Coffin on Cake PR

synopsis: Consumer sport and lifestyle PR agency Gung Ho Communications has acquired London-based Coffin on Cake PR in a move that will double the size of the agency’s team. Coffin on Cake is a leading London-based multi-service communications agency operating in the fashion and lifestyle markets for UK, European and global clients.
buyer: Gung Ho Communications Limited
Gung Ho is a full service communications agency specialising in PR with skills across digital, design, events and marketing. Focused in the consumer lifestyle sector, Gung Ho retains a portfolio of international, European and UK clients. "
target: Coffin on Cake PR
Coffin on Cake is a leading multi-service communications agency operating in the fashion, sports and lifestyle markets. They create engaging comminication campaigns that enforce and elevate brand position, and deliver results that will support local and global growth.
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closed 12/11/2014 via RTT News

Porta Communications plc, acquired Publicasity

synopsis: Porta Communications plc (PTCM.L) announced the acquisition of ICAS Holdings Limited and its 100% owned subsidiary which trades as Publicasity. Publicasity is a consumer public relations company specialising in the food & drink, travel & tourism, retail, home and fashion sectors.
buyer: Porta Communications plc (PTCM:$50.95)
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying). "
target: Publicasity
Publicasity is a consumer public relations company specialising in the food & drink, travel & tourism, retail, home and fashion sectors.
price ($mm)
$4.38
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