Like Cicero-Group

closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group merged with AMO Strategic Advisors,

synopsis: French advertising agency Havas SA acquired a majority stake in Cicero Consulting Ltd., a U.K.-based public affairs and corporate communications consultancy. Cicero will be merged into Havas' global advisory network AMO and renamed Cicero/AMO.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: AMO Strategic Advisors
AMO is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. They provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises. "
target: Cicero-Group
Cicero is a full-service communications and market research agency. They design and deliver award-winning corporate, brand, political and regulatory campaigns across all major business sectors from their offices in London, Brussels and Dublin.
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closed 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Revel, acquired Borns B2B

synopsis: Revel, a company that specializes in building strong brands that grow manufacturing businesses, has acquired Borns B2B, a branding and marketing company designed specifically for business-to-business marketers.
buyer: Revel
Revel specializes in building strong brands that grow manufacturing businesses. Over the years, they have earned a reputation for delivering measurable ROI through their marketing strategy, brand building and marketing operations capabilities. "
target: Borns B2B
Borns B2B branding and marketing processes are designed for business-to-business marketers. Borns has helped clients market architectural products, biotech R&D services, capital equipment, contract manufacturing services, commercial lighting, industrial packaging, medical devices, and more.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Consensus Point, acquired Cipher Systems, LLC

synopsis: Consensus Point, a leading global provider of prediction market intelligence and analytics, acquired Cipher Systems, a competitive intelligence consulting firm that supports decision makers around the world. Cipher specializes in hard-to-answer strategic research questions, and can deliver the information you need to make better business decisions.
buyer: Consensus Point
Consensus Point is a leading global provider of prediction market research, analytics, and software to market research firms and Fortune 1000 brands. "
target: Cipher Systems, LLC
Cipher Systems is a competitive intelligence consulting firm that supports decision makers around the world. Cipher specializes in hard-to-answer strategic research questions, and can deliver the information you need to make better business decisions.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
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$245
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$87
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closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Gyro, acquired B2B International

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of B2B International, the world’s leading specialist business-to-business (B2B) market research company. B2B International will become part of gyro, the world’s first full-service global agency dedicated exclusively to B2B marketing.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Gyro
gyro is the world’s first full-service creative B2B powerhouse, with 17 offices in over 10 countries. The most awarded B2B agency on the planet, gryo was named the 2018 ANA B2B Agency of the Year as well as the 2016 Ad Age B2B Agency of the Year. "
target: B2B International
B2B International is the world’s leading specialist business-to-business (B2B) market research company. B2B International help clients to realise their strategic goals by making decisions which are driven by insights and intelligence.
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Wellcom SAS, acquired Analogue

synopsis: Wellcom, a consulting agency in image and opinion communication, has acquired Analogue SAS, an advertising agency offering editorial communication services. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Paris, France.
buyer: Wellcom SAS
Wellcom SAS operates as a consulting agency in image and opinion communication. It offers strategic consulting services and corporate and global communication services. They are based in Paris, France. "
target: Analogue
Analogue SAS operates an advertising agency offering editorial communication services. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 1/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

24/7 Communication Sp. o.o., acquired Headlines Porter Novelli

synopsis: One of the oldest PR agencies in Poland, Headlines-Porter Novelli, is taken over by 24/7 Communications and will operate under its banner. Joanna Pruszyńska, founder and managing director of Headlines, is to be the senior adviser to the board of directors of 24/7Communication.
buyer: 24/7 Communication Sp. o.o.
24/7 Communication is the Polish partner of the Reputation Institute and the only Polish PR agency in the PROI Worldwide partnership of public relations agencies. PROI partners are usually the leading or largest independent PR firms in their markets. "
target: Headlines Porter Novelli
Headlines is one of the most experienced communication companies in the Polish market. Headlines was founded in 1996. It specializes in internal and corporate communication.
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closed 11/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Millwright Holdings, acquired Warner Communications

synopsis: Millwright Holdings, LLC has acquired Warner Communications, an agency that provides strategic integrated communications services, including corporate and product communications, public relations, media relations, social media marketing and measurement, promotions, special events, product introductions, crisis management.
buyer: Millwright Holdings
Millwright is a new kind of agency holding company. The company is building a network of independent agencies across the marketing services spectrum—PR, advertising, digital and social. "
target: Warner Communications
Founded in 1997, Warner Communications provides strategic integrated communications services, including corporate and product communications, public relations, media relations, social media marketing and measurement, promotions, special events, product introductions, crisis management.
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closed 8/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Critical Research, acquired Saville Rossiter-Base

synopsis: Critical Research has acquired B2B research specialist Saville Rossiter-Base. Based in the UK, Saville Rossiter-Base is a market research agency. Saville Rossiter-Base offers a wide range of research approaches across sectors including financial services and insurance, business services, retail, telecoms, travel and tourism, and media.
buyer: Critical Research
Critical is one of the UK’s leading independent specialist market research companies, offering sound experience in business, financial, and specialist consumer markets. Their online system has been developed to coincide with their CATI data collection procedures. "
target: Saville Rossiter-Base
Based in the United Kingdom, Saville Rossiter-Base is a B2B market research agency. Saville Rossiter-Base offers a wide range of research approaches across sectors including financial services and insurance, business services, retail, telecoms, travel and tourism, and media.
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closed 8/2/2017 via Company Press Release

PwC, acquired Optimisa Research

synopsis: PricewaterhouseCoopers announced that it has acquired the UK research business, Optimisa Research. Optimisa Research is a full service research agency with offices in London and Leeds and has over 30 years' experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative projects.
buyer: PwC
PwC’s accounting practice originated in London well over a century ago, and has expanded worldwide. PwC’s professional services include audit and assurance, tax and consulting that cover such areas as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals and forensics. "
target: Optimisa Research
Optimisa Research is a full service research agency with offices in London and Leeds and has over 30 years' experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative projects. The company has an annual turnover of around £4m and employs forty-five staff.
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closed 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mullen Lowe Group Limited, acquired Salt Communications

synopsis: The integrated marcoms network, MullenLowe Group, announced it has acquired the strategic communications agency Salt Communications. Founded in 2000, Salt Communications specialises in simplifying complex business challenges, with specialties in external reputation enhancement, design, and corporate brand & reputation management.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mullen Lowe Group Limited
MullenLowe Group is a creatively driven integrated marketing communications network with a strong entrepreneurial heritage and challenger mentality. They are a global creative boutique of distinctive diverse agencies, present in more than 65 markets with over 90 agencies. "
target: Salt Communications
Salt Communications is a strategic communications agency, working with companies and brands like Unilever, ManpowerGroup, Roche, Hunter boots and Andrex. They manage corporate and consumer communications for clients to enhance their external reputation, promote internal alignment and increase sales.
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closed 1/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Four Communications Group plc, acquired Insight Consulting Group

synopsis: Four Communications, one of the leading independent integrated agencies in the UK and the Gulf, has acquired Insight Consulting Group, a public affairs and corporate communications agency specializing in public policy advice for organizations and trade bodies in the healthcare, entertainment, professional services and third sectors among others.
buyer: Four Communications Group plc
Four Communications is one of the leading independent integrated agencies in the UK and the Gulf. Their integrated services now span PR to digital and marketing to media planning & buying across a broad range of sectors. "
target: Insight Consulting Group
Insight Consulting Group provides strategic counsel, corporate communications and reputation management, campaigns and stakeholder management programs for multinational companies, trade associations, charities and regulators.
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closed 8/29/2016 via Company Press Release

FARM, acquired Focused Marketing Associates

synopsis: Focused Marketing Associates (FMA), a more than 20-year-old Western New York-based strategic market research and business intelligence company, has been acquired by FARM, one of Western New York’s leading marketing agencies. In conjunction with the acquisition, FMA has evolved its brand, adopting the new name, Pathfinder.
buyer parent: Larry Robb
buyer: FARM
FARM operates as an integrated marketing communications agency. It offers market research, audience research, product development research, competitive analysis, data analytics, audits, and business intelligence services; and strategic business consulting, brand positioning and much more. "
target: Focused Marketing Associates
Focused Marketing Associates specializes in market research, business intelligence and business strategy for all facets of clients’ business including: operations, product development, sales and marketing, by guiding business forward through: market research, business intelligence, & data analytics.
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closed 3/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Emperor Design Consultants Limited, acquired Accrue Fulton

synopsis: Accrue Fulton are delighted to announce they've joined Emperor Design Consultants. Accrue Fulton is an award-winning, corporate communications design agency based in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
buyer: Emperor Design Consultants Limited
Emperor is a market-leading design and communications agency, specialising in strategic corporate, brand and digital communications. It was founded in 1996 and remains a private limited company, operating from offices in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Dubai. "
target: Accrue Fulton
Accrue Fulton is an award-winning creative communications agency based in Bicester, near Oxford. They provide a full design service covering all corporate communications, branding and marketing solutions, and they do that with consistency across the customer, shareholder and employee journeys.
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closed 3/16/2016 via Company Press Release

Allison+Partners, acquired Focused Communications Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Allison+ Partners continues with the acquisition of Tokyo-based Focused Communications.The company specializes in technology, government, healthcare, public affairs, consumer marketing and corporate communications, and primarily serves B2B and B2C clients in technology, healthcare, consumer goods and government sectors.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: Focused Communications Co., Ltd.
Focused Communications is a communication consultancy providing strategic corporate public relations and consulting, risk management, branding, media relations, and other effective communications.
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closed 2/2/2016 via PR Newswire

MarketResearch.com, Inc., acquired Freedonia Group Inc.

synopsis: MarketResearch.com, a leader of market research solutions and services, has completed its acquisition of The Freedonia Group, a global creator of reliable and unbiased industry research reports and consulting services for more than 30 years.
buyer parent: Freedonia Group Inc.
buyer: MarketResearch.com, Inc.
MarketResearch.com is the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services. MarketResearch.com offers instant online access to the world's most extensive database of expert insights on industries, companies, products, and trends. "
target: Freedonia Group Inc.
The Freedonia Group is a leading international business research company. It publishes industry market research studies, including industry analysis, product and market forecasts, industry trends, threats and opportunities, competitive strategies, market share determinations, and company profiles.
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announced 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Llorente & Cuenca Madrid, S.L., will acquire Comunicação SA

synopsis: Llorente & Cuenca has reached an agreement to purchase 70% of the Brazilian company S / A Comunicação , owned by Marco Antonio Sabino , which in turn will assume 30% of Llorente & Cuenca Brazil. Comunicação SA (S/A Kreab) is a leading communications consultancy in the Brazil.
buyer: Llorente & Cuenca Madrid, S.L.
Llorente & Cuenca is the leading consultancy in Reputation Management, Communication and Public Affairs in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has 21 partners and more than 450 professionals who provide strategic consulting services. "
target parent: Magnora AB
target: Comunicação SA
Comunicação SA (S/A Kreab) is a leading communications consultancy in the Brazil, owned by Marco Antonio Sabino.
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closed 4/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Survey Sampling, Inc., acquired MRops

synopsis: Survey Sampling, Inc. (SSI) has purchased the majority of assets of MRops, an industry-leading provider of end-to-end market research operations services to management consulting firms and market research agencies.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Survey Sampling, Inc.
Survey Sampling, Inc. ("SSI") is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 100+ countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed access offerings. "
target: MRops
Founded in January 2007, MRops specializes in business-to-business research, executive interviewing, statistical services and sampling solutions. The company has approximately 200 employees across offices in North America,
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closed 10/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

Clear B2B Marketing & PR Ltd., acquired Shipham Communications Limited

synopsis: Cirencester-based specialist full-service business-to-business marketing consultancy Clear B2B has acquired the business of B2B PR consultancy Shipham Communications and appointed its Managing Director Malcolm Cupis to take responsibility for Business Development.
buyer: Clear B2B Marketing & PR Ltd.
Clear B2B Marketing & PR is a sector-specific business to business marketing and public relations company working with a relatively small number of larger organisations, both in the UK and globally. "
target: Shipham Communications Limited
Shipham Communications is a strategically-led public relations and marketing communications consultancy, specialising in business-to-business, consumer and corporate communications. They help companies communicate more effectively, with their stakeholders, customers, and potential customers.
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closed 9/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

ShareInvestor Pte Ltd, acquired Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd

synopsis: ShareInvestor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, acquired certain trade marks and other intellectual property rights of Waterbrooks Consultants as well a 60 per cent stake in the company. Waterbrooks provides investor relations, financial and corporate communications, sustainability reporting and crisis management services.
buyer parent: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
buyer: ShareInvestor Pte Ltd
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, ShareInvestor is a financial internet media & technology company that owns one of the largest investor relations network in Asia. ShareInvestor provides market data tools and financial applications to institutional and retail investors. "
target: Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd
Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd provides investor relations, financial and corporate communications, sustainability reporting and crisis management services. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Singapore.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group merged with AMO Strategic Advisors,

synopsis: French advertising agency Havas SA acquired a majority stake in Cicero Consulting Ltd., a U.K.-based public affairs and corporate communications consultancy. Cicero will be merged into Havas' global advisory network AMO and renamed Cicero/AMO.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: AMO Strategic Advisors
AMO is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. They provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises. "
target: Cicero-Group
Cicero is a full-service communications and market research agency. They design and deliver award-winning corporate, brand, political and regulatory campaigns across all major business sectors from their offices in London, Brussels and Dublin.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group, acquired Westbourne Communications

synopsis: Cicero Group has acquired 100% of the equity of Westbourne Communications from founder James Bethell, creating one of the UK's largest independent public affairs agencies. Westbourne is a UK-based company that specialises in campaigns and reputation management.
buyer: Cicero-Group
Cicero Group is an independent communications agency principally owned by directors and staff. Their team helps clients design and implement communication strategies to realize their commercial ambitions, manage their reputation and maximize their return on investment. "
target: Westbourne Communications
Westbourne is a UK-based company that specialises in campaigns and reputation management. Westbourne manages the reputations of leading brands and High Net Worth individuals.
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closed 9/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Cicero-Group, acquired Yatterbox

synopsis: Cicero Group acquired Yatterbox, a social media monitoring service that identifies and tracks key infulencers and commentators. The deal, which values Yatterbox at a significant six-figure sum, will see Cicero take a significant position in the social media monitoring market in the PR and communications space.
buyer: Cicero-Group
Cicero Group is an independent communications agency principally owned by directors and staff. Their team helps clients design and implement communication strategies to realize their commercial ambitions, manage their reputation and maximize their return on investment. "
target: Yatterbox
Yatterbox is a leading policymaker social media monitoring platform used by government affairs, communications, brand and marketing professionals. Yatterbox tracks policymakers, journalists, key influencers and selected industry groups.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group merged with AMO Strategic Advisors,

synopsis: French advertising agency Havas SA acquired a majority stake in Cicero Consulting Ltd., a U.K.-based public affairs and corporate communications consultancy. Cicero will be merged into Havas' global advisory network AMO and renamed Cicero/AMO.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: AMO Strategic Advisors
AMO is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. They provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises. "
target: Cicero-Group
Cicero is a full-service communications and market research agency. They design and deliver award-winning corporate, brand, political and regulatory campaigns across all major business sectors from their offices in London, Brussels and Dublin.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Lambert & Co., acquired Casteel Schoenborn

synopsis: Lambert & Co., a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm, has acquired Casteel Schoenborn, a provider of investor relations and corporate communications services. Casteel Schoenborn helps public and private enterprises implement ongoing IR and financial PR programs to ensure full and fair valuation of their shares.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: Casteel Schoenborn
Casteel Schoenborn is a provider of investor relations and corporate communications services. Casteel Schoenborn helps public and private enterprises implement ongoing IR and financial PR programs to ensure full and fair valuation of their shares while enhancing or protecting their reputations.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

AVENIR GLOBAL, acquired Hanover Group

synopsis: AVENIR GLOBAL, a Montreal-based holding and management company of public relations and communications firms, has acquired Hanover, an award-winning communications consultancy in the UK that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation.
buyer parent: RES PUBLICA Consulting Group Inc.
buyer: AVENIR GLOBAL
AVENIR GLOBAL is a Montreal-based holding and management company of public relations and communication firms. Their network includes healthcare specialists AXON communications and Mandano, a strategic communications consultant. It is the 26th most important public relations firm in the world. "
target: Hanover Group
Based in the UK, Hanover is an award-winning communications consultancy that advises enterprises, institutions, and individuals on building recognition and enhancing reputation. They adopt an integrated approach that connects the dots across channels, audiences and issues.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nowagruppen, acquired Comvision

synopsis: Nowagruppen, a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding and more, is acquiring Comvision, a reputable communications company that develops and strengthens brands through strategic communication, media relations and education. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: Nowagruppen
Nowagruppen is a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding, web design, social media, original production, interior design, lighting and sound, crisis communication, media training, market analysis and much more. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Comvision
Comvision is a reputable communications company that develops and strengthens brands through strategic communication, media relations and education. They are based in Sweden.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

DRP UK Limited, acquired HMX Corporate Communication Ltd

synopsis: drp, a creative communications agency, has acquired HMX Corporate Communication Ltd, a UK-based communications agency that specializes in producing effective and engaging video programmes, interactive media, and live events for businesses. HMX provides their services to leading professional services firms and high tech businesses.
buyer: DRP UK Limited
DRP UK Limited operates as a communication agency. They are one of the longest established, trusted and uniquely integrated communication and production specialists, famous for making anything possible as they connect people, build brands and help grow organisations worldwide. "
target: HMX Corporate Communication Ltd
HMX Corporate Communication is a UK-based communications agency that specializes in producing effective and engaging video programmes, interactive media, and live events for businesses. HMX provides their services to leading professional services firms and high tech businesses.
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closed 11/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Comprend, acquired Excite Communications Limited

synopsis: Comprend announced the acquisition of Excite Communications, one of the UK's top digital corporate communications agencies. Excite Communications helps organisations achieve their business objectives through compelling digital communication.
buyer parent: Hallvarsson & Halvarsson Group
buyer: Comprend
Comprend combines knowledge and thought leadership in corporate communications with extensive digital expertise. They offer digital solutions in investor relations, media, CSR, employer branding, internal communications and social media to Swedish and international customers. "
target: Excite Communications Limited
Excite Communications helps organisations achieve their business objectives through compelling digital communication. They are experts in digital corporate communications. Excite Communications establishes digital platforms and touch points that deliver performance from day one.
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

PLMR, acquired Snapdragon Consulting

synopsis: Political Lobbying and Media Relations (PLMR), a Westminster and Edinburgh-based integrated communications agency, has acquired Snapdragon Consulting. Snapdragon's services include public relations, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, community consultation, corporate communications, and business development.
buyer: PLMR
Political Lobbying and Media Relations (PLMR) is a Westminster and Edinburgh-based integrated communications agency. They draw on the experience of former MPs and candidates and advisers to help clients navigate the parliamentary process and ensure their message resonates and their campaign wins. "
target: Snapdragon Consulting
Snapdragon Consulting was founded in 2010 and is a specialist communications agency, based in London and Cambridge. Their services include public relations, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, community consultation, corporate communications, and business development.
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closed 5/4/2017 via PR Newswire

Teneo Holdings, acquired Ryan Communication

synopsis: Teneo Holdings announced the acquisition of Ryan Communication, a leading strategic communications firm with operations in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Ryan Communication has emerged as one of Asia's leading strategic communications consultancies and advises some of the largest global companies across a range of business critical issues.
buyer: Teneo Holdings
Teneo is a global advisory firm that works exclusively with the CEO's and leaders of the world's largest and most complex companies providing strategic counsel across their full panoply of key objectives and issues. "
target: Ryan Communication
Ryan Communication is a strategic communications firm with operations in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. Ryan Communication has emerged as one of Asia's leading strategic communications consultancies and advises some of the largest global companies across a range of business critical issues.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

CLAI SAS, acquired Happycurious SAS

synopsis: CLAI, a corporate and institutional communication strategy consulting firm, has acquired Happycurious, a corporate communication agency specializing in social intelligence, digital strategy and content production.
buyer: CLAI SAS
CLAI is an independent consulting firm specialized in corporate and institutional communication strategies. They provide strategic advice to companies and institutions, supporting them in the definition and implementation of their strategy and action plans. "
target: Happycurious SAS
Happycurious is a corporate communications agency that helps build strong brand images and generate positive visibility. They aim to inspire the marketing and communication strategies of companies by proposing creative solutions at the crossroads of studies, strategic planning and consulting.
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closed 3/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

WE Communications, acquired Watatawa

synopsis: WE Communications announced the acquisition of Singapore-based corporate and financial affairs consultancy, Watatawa. Watatawa was established in 2010 and provides corporate communications, investor relations, financial communications, and issues and crisis management.
buyer: WE Communications
WE Communications is an international public relations firm that works with some of the most innovative companies on the planet. For more than 30 years they’ve been movers and opinion shakers, experiencing firsthand how technology can enable brand transformation. "
target: Watatawa
Watatawa is an Asia-based stakeholder engagement consultancy. They are headquartered in Singapore with international reach and resources to assist Asian clients expanding globally and organisations seeking to grow their presence within the region.
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closed 12/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Grey Group, acquired Tank

synopsis: Grey Group, the global marketing communications company, announced it has acquired Tank, a leading full-service healthcare and consumer agency with offices in Montreal. Tank serves several major brands nationally and internationally, including Audi Canada, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, TELUS, Industrial Alliance and Mondou.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Group
Grey Group ranks among the largest global communications companies. Under the banner of "Grey Famously Effective Since 1917", the agency serves a blue-chip client roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Canon, 3M and Boehringer Ingelheim. "
target: Tank
Tank is an independent agency specializing in marketing communications. With offices in Montreal, Toronto and New York, Tank serves several major brands nationally and internationally, including Audi Canada, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, TELUS, Industrial Alliance and Mondou.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

CasaDigital, acquired FirstCom Comunicação Ltda.

synopsis: CasaDigital announced the acquisition of FirstCom Comunicação, a public relations and corporate communications agency. FirstCom works under its concept of B3B - Brand to Buzz to Business, which connects the pillars of communication, viralization and business generation.
buyer: CasaDigital
CasaDigital is a digital communications agency, focusing on innovation and intelligent creative solutions, from the first brainstorming to the final product. "
target: FirstCom Comunicação Ltda.
FirstCom Comunicação is a communications agency focused on Corporate Public Relations and Communication. FirstCom differentiates itself in the market with the concept called "B3B" - Brand to Buzz to Business, associating communication, viralization and business generation.
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announced 10/26/2015 via PR Newswire

Teneo Holdings, will acquire Pendomer Communications

synopsis: Teneo Holdings, a global advisory firm focused on working exclusively with the leaders of major corporations to help them address a wide range of business and reputational issues and opportunities, announced it is acquiring Pendomer Communications, a specialist financial communications and corporate communications consultancy.
buyer: Teneo Holdings
Teneo is a global advisory firm founded in 2011 with a vision to create a new breed of advisory firm focused on working exclusively with the leaders of major corporations to help them address a wide range of business and reputational issues and opportunities. "
target: Pendomer Communications
Pendomer is a specialist financial communications and corporate communications consultancy founded in 2012. Based in London, Pendomer advises a broad range of leading UK companies as well as large, international organisations across continental Europe and the USA.
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closed 10/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Investis Ltd, purchased Investor Relations Business from Hemscott Plc

synopsis: Investis, the UK market leader in the provision of digital corporate communications for public companies, and platform company of Gresham Private Equity, announced that the investor relations business of Hemscott will be acquired from Morningstar Inc.
buyer parent: Gresham LLP
buyer: Investis Ltd
Investis helps companies communicate with their investors via the Internet. Specializing in corporate communications, the company creates and maintains corporate and investor relations Web sites and intranets for public companies in Europe. "
seller parent: Morningstar, Inc.
seller: Hemscott Plc
Hemscott, Inc. builds and maintains databases of historical financial and stock price technical information on the United States, Canadian, and international publicly traded companies.
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closed 2/13/2012 via BNC Analysis

Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc., acquired The Investor Relations Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group said it has acquired certain assets of The Investor Relations Group, Inc. (IRG) a 16-year old, investor and public relations firm. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc. (RODM:$0.00)
Rodman & Renshaw is a full-service investment bank dedicated to providing corporate finance, strategic advisory and related services to public and private companies across multiple sectors and regions. Rodman also provides research and sales and trading services to institutional investors. "
target: The Investor Relations Group, Inc.
The Investor Relations Group (IRG) is a full-service corporate communications firm that provides investor relations and public relations services to nano-, micro- and small-cap companies.
price ($mm)
$0.25
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closed 4/4/2011 via Market Wire

Dresner Companies, acquired The Investor Relations Company

synopsis: Dresner Corporate Services, Inc. has acquired The Investor Relations Company (IRC), one of the nation's most prestigious firms devoted exclusively to investor relations.
buyer: Dresner Companies
Dresner Corporate Services (DCS) is a strategic communications firm specializing in public and investor relations. "
target: The Investor Relations Company
The Investor Relations Company ("IRC") has a broad network of professional investor relations practitioners in the United States and abroad. IRC can help with capital raising, financial community meetings and contacts, traditional or internet corporate communications.
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Deloitte LLP, acquired Stitch Communications

synopsis: Deloitte, a company that provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world's most admired brands, has acquired Stitch Communications, an internal communications agency specializing in creating pay and reward communications that help employers to better engage their staff.
buyer: Deloitte LLP
Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world's most admired brands, including more than 85 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than 6,000 private and middle market companies. "
target: Stitch Communications
Stitch Communications is an internal communications agency, specializing in creating pay and reward communications that help employers to better engage their staff. They are based in the UK.
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closed 9/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Lippincott, acquired Bonfire Communications

synopsis: Lippincott, a leading global branding firm, announced it has acquired Bonfire Communications, the premier agency in employee engagement and internal communications. The acquisition will enhance its ability to comprehensively address all aspects of brand building from strategy to expression through employee behavior and customer experience.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Lippincott
Lippincott is a leading global branding firm. Their passion is to create, build and grow iconic brands that inspire customers and employees and deliver lasting results for their clients. Their approach is equal parts strategic thinking and creative excellence. "
target: Bonfire Communications
Bonfire Communications has for more than a decade partnered with the world's most respected organizations to build brands and achieve business goals by inspiring employee belief and action. They help companies drive sustainable, long-term differentiation from the inside out.
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closed 1/3/2019 via BusinessWire

ICR, acquired Westwicke Partners

synopsis: ICR, a leading strategic communications and advisory firm, announced that it has acquired Westwicke Partners, a company that provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively.
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: Westwicke Partners
Westwicke Partners provides customized strategic investor relations programs and independent capital markets advice to public and private healthcare companies. Westwicke focuses on the healthcare sector exclusively, and is headquartered in Baltimore.
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closed 8/8/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Pierre Boucher, acquired MaisonBrison Communications

synopsis: MaisonBrison Communications Inc. (MB) announced that the company has been sold to MB Partner, Pierre Boucher. Founded in 1983, MaisonBrison Communications has evolved into a Canadian leader in the field of corporate communications and investor relations.
buyer: Pierre Boucher
Since 1989, Pierre Boucher has been involved in various aspects of North American financial markets. He worked 12 years as a financial analyst covering special situations and technology companies. He joined MaisonBrison in 2009 and became a Partner in 2016. "
target: MaisonBrison Communications
Founded in 1983, MaisonBrison Communications has evolved into a Canadian leader in the field of corporate communications and investor relations. The Company currently represents a roster of leading publicly-traded organizations in various business sectors, many with global operations.
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closed 9/30/2013 via PR Newswire

Peppercomm, Inc., acquired Walek & Associates

synopsis: Peppercomm Strategic Communications, an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm, has acquired Walek & Associates, a leading independent financial, capital markets and investor relations firm.
buyer: Peppercomm, Inc.
Peppercomm, Inc. is an award-winning strategic, integrated communications and marketing firm. The firm's tagline: "Listen. Engage. Repeat." emphasizes the unique approach Peppercomm takes in understanding exactly how a client can engage in authentic conversations with its audience. "
target: Walek & Associates
Walek & Associates is a leading independent financial and corporate public relations boutique. Walek specializes in public and investor relations in capital markets, asset management, hedge funds, real estate, private equity, professional services, media, information and financial technology.
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