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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Together Agency

synopsis: MMR Group, global leaders in consumer and sensory research, have acquired Together, an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Together Agency
Together is an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design. They also offer expertise in web development, UX/UI design, art direction, copywriting and social strategy.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Barrington Media Group, acquired Blackbird Garage

synopsis: Barrington Media Group, a portfolio company of Fort Point Capital, has acquired Blackbird Garage, a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
buyer parent: Fort Point Capital
buyer: Barrington Media Group
Located in Shelton, Connecticut, Barrington Media Group (BMG) is a technology-enabled marketing services business that focuses on direct response advertisements in traditional media channels, including television, audio and direct mail. "
target: Blackbird Garage
Blackbird Garage is a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediaset España, acquired BE A LION

synopsis: Mediaset España, a Spanish television network and media production company, has acquired BE A LION, a Spanish production company that specializes in communication solutions. BE A LION produces videos and original content that help brands to better connect with their audience in a social media environment.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Mediaset España (BME:TL5:$964.22)
Mediaset España is a Spanish television network and media production company. Mediaset España is the main content producer in Spain and has the most watched channels. Their channels include Telecino, Cuatro, Divinity, and more. The company also produces feature films. "
target: BE A LION
BE A LION is a Spanish production company that specializes in communication solutions. BE A LION produces videos and original content that help brands to better connect with their audience in a social media environment. Their productions include Pipol, Decora con Mimo, Conversexions and more.
price ($mm)
$18*
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$60
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closed 9/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Camp + King

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Camp + King, an award-winning independent creative agency that combines brand storytelling with expertise in digital, social and content development.
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: Camp + King
Camp + King is an advertising agency with offices in San Francisco and Chicago. Founded in 2011, they combine brand storytelling with expertise in digital, social and content development.
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closed 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Dynata, acquired CrowdLab Limited

synopsis: Dynata has acquired UK-based CrowdLab, an innovative digital ethnography solution for capturing in-the-moment consumer opinions, attitudes, and trends in a multiple award-winning digital platform. The acquisition will expand Dynata's qualitative research capabilities within its Dynata Insights Platform.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the world's largest first-party data and insights platform. With a reach of over 62 million consumers and business professionals globally, and an extensive library of individual profile attributes collected through surveys, Dynata is the cornerstone for precise, trustworthy quality data. "
target: CrowdLab Limited
UK-based CrowdLab is a digital ethnography solution for capturing in-the-moment consumer opinions, attitudes, and trends. CrowdLab helps brands understand how customers experience life, brands, products and services, sharing instantaneous contextualized insights through an engaging digital platform.
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announced 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

WebStrategies Inc., will acquire WebStrategies Inc.

synopsis: The ownership of WebStrategies Inc., Midlothian-based digital marketing agency, is transitioning over to its CEO. The agreement between CEO Chris Leone and the company’s founder, Neal Lappe, will transfer full ownership to Leone. WebStrategies uses metrics and web analytics data as the foundation for optimizing marketing programs.
buyer: WebStrategies Inc.
Chris Leone is the CEO of WebStrategies. Leone, a 2003 graduate of Midlothian High School, began as an entry-level employee with WebStrategies in 2008. "
target: WebStrategies Inc.
Based in Midlothian, Virginia, WebStrategies is in business to create raving fans. As a marketing firm specializing in generating online leads and sales, WebStrategies uses metrics and web analytics data as the foundation for optimizing marketing programs and maximizing return on marketing investmen
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paprika Global Pte Ltd merged with Huntington Communications,

synopsis: Public relations agency Huntington Communications and creative agency Paprika Global have merged to form Distilleri, an independent strategic communications consultancy. Both agencies are uniting to form a stronger suite of communication solutions as the marketing and media landscapes are becoming more fragmented.
buyer: Huntington Communications
Huntington Communications is a public relations and crisis communications agency that works with global leaders as well as Singapore-based companies to manage reputation and shape opinions. They also specialize in event management, digital and social strategy, branding, media relations and more. "
target: Paprika Global Pte Ltd
Paprika is a fully integrated communications agency established since 2000. They provide a full suite of offerings spanning the following– Strategy, Creative, Digital, Social Networking, Relationship Management and Media Services.
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closed 9/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

LCR Capital Partners, acquired Altacircle LLC

synopsis: LCR Capital Partners, a global private investment and advisory services firm focused on U.S. immigration and investment, is excited to announce that it has agreed to acquire Altacircle LLC, a digital marketing consultancy that has a deep expertise in advertising technology and lead generation.
buyer: LCR Capital Partners
LCR Capital Partners is a global private investment and advisory services firm that is the ideal partner for families interested in U.S. immigration and investment. Founded in 2012, LCR is led by classmates who met at Harvard Business School and worked together at McKinsey & Company. "
target: Altacircle LLC
Altacircle is a digital marketing consultancy focused on lead generation and innovation. It was founded in 2018 by John Baker who was previously Chief Marketing Officer of Mirum, a global digital agency he helped to create inside J Walter Thompson and WPP.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Real Agency Group, acquired Real Agency Group

synopsis: The management of Real Agency Group (RAG) has acquired the company from Bonnier Ventures, the venture arm of media group Bonnier. RAG is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences.
buyer: Real Agency Group
Real Agency Group (RAG) is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences. Their family of agencies include Spoon, The Domain Was Taken, Oh My and more. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Real Agency Group
Real Agency Group (RAG) is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences. Their family of agencies include Spoon, The Domain Was Taken, Oh My and more.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bastion Elevate LLC, acquired Huntington Pacific Media

synopsis: Independent Australian agency Bastion Collective has grown during COVID-19 by acquiring a US agency to expand its operations in the region. Huntington Pacific Media will merge into Bastion’s US PR and social agency, Bastion Elevate. Huntington Pacific Media is an award winning social media marketing agency.
buyer parent: Bastion Collective
buyer: Bastion Elevate LLC
Bastion Elevate is a part of Bastion Collective, the largest independent communications agency in Australia, with locations in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, New York, & London. Bastion Elevate is a US PR and social agency. "
target: Huntington Pacific Media
Huntington Pacific Media is an award winning social media marketing agency. They are one of Orange County’s top marketing agencies, focusing on digital advertising, social media marketing, and content production.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bastion Rare, acquired Cyndica Labs

synopsis: Independent Australian agency Bastion Collective has grown during COVID-19 by acquiring a US agency to expand its operations in the region. Digital transformation and eCommerce agency, Cyndica Labs will merge into Bastion’s US digital agency, Bastion Rare.
buyer parent: Bastion Collective
buyer: Bastion Rare
Bastion Rare provides custom web, mobile, and digital marketing services for companies looking for a competitive advantage in their industry. Bastion Rare heads up the US digital division of Bastion Collective, a global marketing and communications group with offices in Australia, USA and China. "
target: Cyndica Labs
Cyndica Labs is a full service agency that brings together a unique blend of specialists to solve business challenges. From website design, eCommerce, app development, branding and advertising; they're equipped to deliver results. Cyndica Labs is based in Irvine, CA.
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closed 9/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

SpectrumOne AB, acquired Trigger Company

synopsis: SpectrumOne, a leading technology company based in Sweden, has acquired The Trigger Company AB, a digital marketing agency in Sweden. Trigger Company specializes in programmatic advertising, social media and conversion optimization. They help their clients to maximize the results of their online marketing and convert their visitors into customers.
buyer: SpectrumOne AB (OM:SPEONE:$1.15)
SpectrumOne is a Sweden-based technology company delivering an advanced Data Management, Analytics & Communications platform suite. SpectrumOne's SaaS solution provides clients with easy access to data insight and visualization coupled with powerful search, segmentation, and mapping features. "
target: Trigger Company
Trigger Company is a digital marketing agency in Sweden. Trigger Company specializes in programmatic advertising, social media and conversion optimization. They help their clients to maximize the results of their online marketing and convert their visitors into customers.
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$0.74
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closed 8/31/2020 via PR Newswire

Schafer Condon Carter, Inc., acquired TimeZoneOne

synopsis: Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) has acquired 100 percent of the operations of TimeZoneOne (TZO), a multi-faceted PR and digital agency. The acquisition marks another step forward in SCC's growth journey to better serve its clients through data-driven human insights paired with inventive creativity.
buyer: Schafer Condon Carter, Inc.
SCC is a digitally driven, full-service creative agency that builds brands and businesses through data-driven human insights and powerful brand ideas. SCC works with Kellogg's, Danone, the Chicago Cubs, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Casey's General Stores, and First Midwest Bank, among others. "
target: TimeZoneOne
TimeZoneOne integrates brand building, public relations, website development, digital marketing, social media management, content creation, and experiential activations. This integrated approach delivers more effective communications, stronger results, and better ROI.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Altar Group, acquired Ginger PR Ltd

synopsis: Dundee-based design and digital group ALTAR Group has acquired Ginger PR, a boutique PR agency in the UK. The acquisition of Ginger PR significantly enhances the ALTAR Group's content creation and marketing output and allows the company to offer the perfect mix of on and offline marketing activity.
buyer: Altar Group
UK-based ALTAR Group is a Marketing led suite of Design, Digital, Research, and Communications Consultancies. Comprising four specialist agencies, ALTAR takes a collaborative approach to every project brief and client relationship resulting in deliverables that generate tangible business results. "
target: Ginger PR Ltd
UK-based Ginger is a boutique PR agency with a proven track record at raising the profile of its clients. Ginger provides a variety of services for its clients, including media relations (press, online articles, radio interviews), graphic and web design, social media management, and copywriting.
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announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spirit Telecom, will acquire Reliance Technology

synopsis: Spirit Telecom, an Australian telecommunication services company, will acquire Reliance Technology, an information and communication technology firm in Australia. Reliance Technology helps their clients to implement products and services that best match their needs. Their services include network management, web design, telecommunications and more.
buyer: Spirit Telecom (ASX:ST1:$25.18)
Spirit Telecom is an Australian telecommunication services company. Spirit provides Australians with fast wireless Internet. The company also provides managed IT services and cloud-based solutions that ensures Australian businesses have the support they need to work and grow. "
target: Reliance Technology
Reliance Technology is an information and communication technology firm in Australia. Reliance Technology helps their clients to implement products and services that best match their needs. Their services include network management, web design, telecommunications, and more.
price ($mm)
$5.95
rev ($mm)
$9
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EV / rev
0.9x
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Oxygen Public Relations srl, acquired Frank Group

synopsis: Oxygen, an integrated communications agency in Romania, has acquired Frank Group, an independent digital advertising agency in Romania. Frank provides a wide range of communication solutions to help their clients forge sustainable and meaningful relationships with their customers. Their services include social media, web design and app development.
buyer: Oxygen Public Relations srl
Oxygen is an integrated communications agency in Romania that aims to help brands and businesses grow sustainably. Oxygen delivers business and communication solutions to help their clients achieve their goals. Their services include public relations, branding, social media and consumer engagement. "
target: Frank Group
Frank Group is an independent digital advertising agency in Romania. Frank provides a wide range of communication solutions to help their clients forge sustainable and meaningful relationships with their customers. Their services include social media, web design and app development.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

WPP AUNZ Limited, acquired Meerkats

synopsis: WPP AUNZ, the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, has acquired Western Australian-based digital and creative business solutions company Meerkats. Meerkats specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: WPP AUNZ Limited (ASX:SGN:$605.03)
WPP AUNZ is the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising nearly 5,000 people working across 60+ companies, in over 120 offices across the region. "
target: Meerkats
Meerkats is a creative agency based in Perth, Australia that specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

CircleSquare, acquired Comtogether

synopsis: CircleSquare, a UK-based marketing company, has acquired comtogether, a Swiss digital marketing agency. CircleSquare will combine comtogether's expertise in data analysis and media planning with its 20 years of travel retail shopper experience to offer a stronger end-to-end proposition.
buyer: CircleSquare
UK-based CircleSquare are award-winning design and build experts capable of delivering retail solutions on a global scale. Working with some of the leading luxury companies in the world, CircleSquare creates retail displays, promotions, and environments that stand out. "
target: Comtogether
comtogether is a Swiss digital marketing agency. Its primary focus is on data-driven digital marketing, producing campaigns— including media planning and buying—and bespoke automations, with measurable and repeatable results.
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Disciple Pty Ltd

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Disciple, an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Disciple Pty Ltd
Disciple is an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that cuts through clutter, builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
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closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Palomino, acquired General Centre for Internet Services

synopsis: Palomino Inc., a global leader in cloud-based software development and web application management services, has acquired General Centre for Internet Services (GCIS), a Canadian provider of office and data center services. GCIS offers connectivity, hosting, telephony, data center, digital marketing and web design services through its various brands.
buyer: Palomino
Palomino is a global leader in cloud-based software development and web application management services. Palomino offers secure and powerful cloud hosting services. Their WebPal Cloud Server is an award-winning content management solution for websites and documents. "
target: General Centre for Internet Services
General Centre for Internet Services (GCIS) is a Canadian provider of office and data center services. GCIS offers connectivity, hosting, telephony, data center, digital marketing, and web design services through its various brands. Their brands include VivosWeb, Just Hosting, SupportGuru and more.
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Together Agency

synopsis: MMR Group, global leaders in consumer and sensory research, have acquired Together, an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Together Agency
Together is an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design. They also offer expertise in web development, UX/UI design, art direction, copywriting and social strategy.
price ($mm)
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$3
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Together Agency

synopsis: MMR Group, global leaders in consumer and sensory research, have acquired Together, an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Together Agency
Together is an insights driven creative agency that specializes in branding, digital marketing, social media, communications and packaging design. They also offer expertise in web development, UX/UI design, art direction, copywriting and social strategy.
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closed 7/16/2018 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Ideal Insight

synopsis: MMR Research Worldwide, a sensory marketing firm, has acquired Ideal Insight, a leading creative video agency. Ideal Insight's services include social media marketing, video production, photography, and 360 Google tours.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Ideal Insight
Ideal Insight helps businesses drive sales, increase customer engagement and tell their brand's story. They create visual content for clients through their in-house production studio. Their services include social media marketing, video production, photography, and 360 Google tours.
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closed 6/20/2018 via PR Newswire

SnackNation, acquired EdgiLife

synopsis: SnackNation, the leading nationwide tech-enabled snack marketplace, announced the acquisition of EdgiLife and its brand Love With Food, a consumer insights and data analytics company with a snack subscription services. EdgiLife is a platform that enables emerging brands to tap into customer intelligence.
buyer: SnackNation
SnackNation is a tech-enabled snack marketplace that serves today's most innovative, best-tasting, and emerging CPG brands to high value consumers at their most engaged moments. SnackNation exists to inspire more conscious food decisions. "
target: EdgiLife
EdgiLife connects companies with the most influential and insightful health and wellness consumers in the world. Their platform helps companies create a connection with their customers by helping companies understand the 'why' behind the 'what' of consumer choices throughout their product lifecycle.
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closed 7/26/2017 via PR Newswire

PHOODIE merged with BASEMAKERS, LLC,

synopsis: BASEMAKERS, LLC, a retail merchandising company and ESSEN, LLC DBA PHOODIE, an experiential marketing agency, announced they officially merged. Both companies provide services for food and beverage brands looking to increase sales volume on grocery store shelves through enhanced visibility and product trial.
buyer: BASEMAKERS, LLC
BASEMAKERS is a premier retail merchandising and outsourced field sales company. Using innovative technology and a powerful network of relationships, BASEMAKERS achieves dominant in-store visibility for each brand in its portfolio. "
target: PHOODIE
PHOODIE is an experiential marketing agency focused on helping food and beverage brands thrive. PHOODIE helps its brand partners alleviate the stress and frustration of managing demos and events through a dedicated management team maintaining strong communication.
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closed 11/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Bruin Sports Capital, acquired Engine Shop, LLC

synopsis: Bruin Sports Capital, the media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle venture launched in 2014 by George Pyne announced the acquisition of Engine Shop, an experiential marketing agency known for its creative approach to engagement and amplification of marketing programs across the entertainment, sports, fashion, consumer and lifestyle sectors.
buyer: Bruin Sports Capital
Bruin Sports Capital is a privately held international media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle company. Bruin Sports Capital raised $250 million in equity capital, which provides for $500 million in buying power to acquire, operate and build businesses in the respective segments. "
target: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop is an experiential sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in creating and producing integrated event-based programs for its clients while focusing on digital, social and mobile extensions to create deeper and broader engagement between brands and consumers.
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announced 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Communisis plc, will acquire Life Marketing Consultancy Limited

synopsis: Communisis plc, announces that it has entered into an unconditional agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Life Marketing Consultancy Limited. Life is an award-winning, research and insight-led shopper marketing agency. Life's clients are leading consumer goods groups especially in the food, drinks, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
buyer: Communisis plc (GB:CMS:$501.10)
Communisis is a UK leading provider of personalised customer communication services that specialises in helping clients communicate with their customers more effectively and more profitably in fast-changing markets. "
target: Life Marketing Consultancy Limited
Life is an award-winning, research and insight-led shopper marketing agency. Life's clients are leading consumer goods groups especially in the food, drinks, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
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$22 [$21]
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$12
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$2
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closed 11/29/2012 via Company Press Release

Edelman India, acquired Cream Events Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Edelman India announced the complete acquisition of Cream Events Pvt. Ltd. to strengthen the firm’s experiential marketing capabilities. Cream Events Pvt. Ltd. is a new-age experiential events company working within the luxury and lifestyle sector across India.
buyer parent: Edelman
buyer: Edelman India
Edelman India Pvt. Ltd. offers Indian and global clients strategic communications and media relations support, as well as Digital Communications, Public Affairs, Health, Technology, CSR and Sustainability communications. "
target: Cream Events Pvt. Ltd.
Cream Events Pvt. Ltd. is a new-age experiential events company working within the luxury and lifestyle sector across India. Cream Events is viewed as a one-stop solution to brands, recognized for its innovative approach, planning and meticulous execution.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BusinessWire

Citizen Relations, acquired The Narrative Group

synopsis: Citizen Relations, a global award-winning, integrated creative communications agency and owned by BlueFocus International, announced that it has acquired the New York and Hollywood-based The Narrative Group, a contemporary lifestyle agency, specializing in experiential and influencer marketing, in both the luxury and mass market categories.
buyer parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
buyer: Citizen Relations
Citizen Relations is an international, award-winning public relations and integrated communications agency with specific strengths in consumer technology, food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, travel & tourism, automotive, energy and financial services. "
target: The Narrative Group
The Narrative Group is a lifestyle communications firm specializing in creative storytelling. Its core capabilities include experiential marketing, influencer engagement, and media relations. The Narrative Group has produced nationally recognized campaigns across numerous brand segments.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Passage Piéton, acquired FullSense, SARL

synopsis: The agency Passage Piéton announced the acquisition of FullSense, a French experiential marketing agency specialized in sensory marketing for luxury brands. FullSense provides brands a tailor-made approach that combines marketing strategy, operational devices and experiential design.
buyer: Passage Piéton
Passage Piéton is a French experiential marketing agency that was created in 2005 to change traditional communication. They are an activator of brands through viral/digital marketing, events, street or guerilla marketing. "
target: FullSense, SARL
FullSense is a French experiential marketing agency specialized in sensory marketing for luxury brands. They provide a tailor-made approach that combines marketing strategy, operational devices and experiential design.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Asset Strategies Group, LLC, acquired Chute Gerdeman

synopsis: Asset Strategies Group has enhanced its strategic real estate solutions business with the acquisition of Chute Gerdeman, an award-winning retail design firm. The addition of Chute Gerdeman will allow the combination of companies to offer a complete end-to-end solution across strategy, real estate, innovation, design, rollout, and implementation.
buyer: Asset Strategies Group, LLC
ASG is a provider of outsourced real estate services for retailers. ASG helps clients optimize their real estate investment through its practices in Analytics and Strategy, Tenant Representation, Store Design & Construction, Lease Administration, Rent Accounting, Audit, and Real Estate Technology. "
target parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
target: Chute Gerdeman
Chute Gerdeman is an award-winning design partner that brings to life experiences that connects people with brands. With nuanced strategy, dramatic design, vivid communication, and precise execution, Chute Gerdeman articulates brands, delivers excitement, and incites customer purchases.
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announced 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Mi9 Retail, will acquire MyWebGrocer, Inc.

synopsis: Mi9 Retail, a leading provider of end-to-end software solutions for retailers, wholesalers, and brands, announced that it has signed a contract to acquire MyWebGrocer, a leading software and digital media company to the grocery and Consumer Packaged Goods industries.
buyer parent: Respida Capital
buyer: Mi9 Retail
Mi9 Retail is the fastest growing provider of enterprise software for retailers, wholesalers, and brands. Mi9 enables leading retailers to automate and optimize their entire Plan-to-Sell™ process, from planning to executing, influencing, and selling merchandise in-store, online, and on any device. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: MyWebGrocer, Inc.
MyWebGrocer is a leading software and digital media company connecting Retailers, Manufacturers and Consumers through its suite of modular products and services. The company’s offerings span the entire digital shopper journey, from inspiration, through intent and purchase.
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FCB/RED, acquired Chute Gerdeman

synopsis: FCB/RED, FCB Chicago’s retail and shopper marketing division, has acquired Chute Gerdeman, a strategic brand and design firm. Chute Gerdeman creates experiences that connect people to brands and deliver true business transformation. With nuanced strategy, dramatic design, and vivid communication, they articulate brand and incite customer purchases.
buyer parent: FCB Group
buyer: FCB/RED
FCB/RED is an award-winning shopper-first brand agency that specializes in driving behavior change at every point of persuasion. FCB/RED brings clients speed-to-market and a competitive advantage in understanding omnichannel retailers, shoppers and consumers. "
target: Chute Gerdeman
Chute Gerdeman is a strategic brand and design firm. They create experiences that connect people to brands and deliver true business transformation. With nuanced strategy, dramatic design, vivid communication and precise execution, they articulate brand and incite customer purchases.
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closed 6/11/2013 via PR Web

HGGC, LLC, acquired MyWebGrocer, Inc.

synopsis: Stripes Group, announced the sale of its entire stake in MyWebGrocer, Inc., a leading provider of digital marketing solutions for grocery stores and global consumer packaged goods companies. As part of the private transaction, HGGC, a leading middle market private equity firm, completed a growth equity investment in the company.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC (formerly Huntsman Gay Global Capital) is a Palo Alto, California-based leading middle market private equity firm with $1.1 billion in committed capital under management. HGGC invests in diverse businesses with strong management teams. "
target parent: Stripes Group
target: MyWebGrocer, Inc.
MyWebGrocer drives digital connections between consumers, grocery retailers, and Consumer Packaged Goods brands, offering a breadth of shopper marketing services supported by a comprehensive technology platform.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jody Trietch, acquired Taste the Local Difference

synopsis: Local entrepreneur Jody Trietch has purchased local food marketing agency Taste the Local Difference from venture capital firm Boomerang Catapult. Taste the Local Difference is Michigan’s local food marketing agency. They connect consumers to local farms, food producers, restaurants, community farmers markets, retailers and more.
buyer: Jody Trietch
Jody Trietch is chief financial officer of Boomerang Catapult, president of Impact 100 Traverse City and treasurer of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan. She has in the past served as CFO for local governments in Michigan. "
target parent: Boomerang Catapult, LLC
target: Taste the Local Difference
Taste the Local Difference is Michigan’s local food marketing agency. They connect consumers to local farms, food producers, restaurants, community farmers markets, retailers and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hopscotch Global PR Group, will acquire Sopexa

synopsis: Hopscotch, a Paris-based communication consulting group, will acquire a 66% stake in Sopexa, an international communication and marketing agency that specializes in Food, Drink and Lifestyle. Sopexa provides strategic consulting, marketing strategies and activities that help brands and products succeed in their businesses.
buyer: Hopscotch Global PR Group (ENXTPA:HOP:$164.53)
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales. "
target: Sopexa
Sopexa is an international communication and marketing agency that specializes in Food, Drink and Lifestyle. Sopexa provides strategic consulting, marketing strategies and activities that help brands and products succeed in their businesses.
price ($mm)
$8.84*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/22/2018 via PR Newswire

PACO Collective, acquired Noble Food, LLC

synopsis: PACO Collective, an award-winning cross-cultural marketing agency, has acquired Noble Food, a leading independent food-marketing agency. Noble Food intertwines marketing savvy, creative firepower and culinary expertise to help their clients deliver the right message to their customers.
buyer: PACO Collective
PACO Collective is an award-winning cross-cultural marketing agency. PACO is committed to working with brands that want to embrace the changing dynamics of American life and are invested in creating meaningful connections with consumers through cultural messaging and insight. "
target: Noble Food, LLC
Noble Food is a food-focused, full-service marketing agency that understands people’s relationship with food. Noble Food intertwines marketing savvy, creative firepower and culinary expertise to help their clients deliver the right message to their customers.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Cirque du Soleil, acquired VStar Entertainment Group

synopsis: Global live entertainment leader Cirque du Soleil announced the acquisition of Minnesota-based VStar Entertainment Group, a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Cirque du Soleil
Headquartered in Canada, Cirque du Soleil creates content for a broad range of audacious projects. The organization has extended its creative approach to a large variety of entertainment forms such as multimedia productions, immersive experiences, theme parks and special events. "
target parent: AUA Private Equity Partners
target: VStar Entertainment Group
VStar Entertainment Group is a leading entertainment company and producer of unforgettable live experiences for audiences in the U.S. and internationally. From concept through activation, VStar imagines and creates custom tours that provide highly engaging entertainment for fans of all ages.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sprizzi drink-co., Inc., acquired The Big Beverage Company

synopsis: Sprizzi Drink-Co., a manufacturer of beverage dispensers, has acquired The Big Beverage Company, a company that provides marketing consulting services to the beverage industry. The Big Beverage Company's marketing services include branding, print marketing, internet advertising, social media, sampling, public relations, and more.
buyer: Sprizzi drink-co., Inc.
Sprizzi Drink-Co. is a manufacturer of beverage dispensers. Their Sprizzi Drink Machine can prepare and deliver a carbonated or non-carbonated drink in seconds. They offer over 60 flavor bullets that let consumers create a variety of drinks, such as colas, root beers, flavored ice teas, and more. "
target: The Big Beverage Company
The Big Beverage Company provides marketing consulting services to the beverage industry. The company has over 50 years of experience and has helped brands get into major retailers. Their marketing services include branding, print marketing, internet advertising, social media, sampling, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Gatesman, acquired Noble Communications

synopsis: Gatesman, one of the fastest-growing, mid-size, privately owned agencies in the U.S., has acquired Noble Communications, an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest. Since 1969, they have been committed to culinary thought leadership and cutting edge food marketing.
buyer: Gatesman
Gatesman is one of the fastest-growing, mid-size, privately owned agencies in the U.S. It is a fully integrated, independent marketing communications agency specializing in strategy/branding, advertising, digital, public relations, social media, media planning and buying, and insights/analytics. "
target: Noble Communications
Noble Communications is an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest. Since 1969, they have been committed to culinary thought leadership and cutting edge food marketing.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/3/2017 via PR Newswire

L.C. Williams & Associates, acquired JSH&A

synopsis: L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) has acquired the business of JSH&A, an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., public relations firm. JSH&A brings food and beverage expertise and a long history of work with major brands and household names. It will complement LCWA's roster of clients in the home and housewares, healthcare, and business-to-business sectors.
buyer: L.C. Williams & Associates
Providing full-service public relations and communications services, LCWA is one of the top 10 independent firms in Chicago. The company is ranked in the top three agencies specializing in home products and in the top 45 agencies working in healthcare and in professional services. "
target: JSH&A
JSH&A was founded in 1989, and became known for its strong marketing expertise, especially for food and beverage clients. Teams at JSH&A have helped leading consumer packaged goods brands drive consumer awareness, engagement and advocacy through traditional and social media programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired ODD London Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen – which employs 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries including at the PR firms Bite, Lexis and The Blueshirt Group – confirmed the acquisition of ODD London, which specialises in consumer-facing communications for fashion and lifestyle brands, with clients including Primark, Dr Martens and Eastpak.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: ODD London Limited
ODD London Limited is an independent creative agency working with some of the world's best-loved fashion and lifestyle brands. They translate ambition into results, through clear insight and strategy, skillfully brought to life.
price ($mm)
$5.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC has acquired Marlin Network Inc., which operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. Marlin Network has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns.
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency committed to building brand value for its clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. It has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns that drive sales, build brand awareness and foster brand engagement for leading brands.
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BlueFocus Communication Group
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Solocal Group
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iREP Co., Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
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EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
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Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Next 15
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Lycos Internet Limited
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Public Systeme Hopscotch
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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SoldOut
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$183.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.82
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$3.49
Employees
255
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Digital Garage Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$23.20
EBIT ($mm)
$18.65
Net Income ($mm)
$24.22
Employees
376
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Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch Global PR Group
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales.
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$164.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.56
EBIT ($mm)
$3.74
Net Income ($mm)
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313
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NetBooster Group
NetBooster Group
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$155.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.43
EBIT ($mm)
$4.88
Net Income ($mm)
$0.42
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571
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reach4entertainment enterprises plc
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EBITDA ($mm)
$0.73
EBIT ($mm)
($0.08)
Net Income ($mm)
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Dex Media, Inc.
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$1,815.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$639.00
EBIT ($mm)
($4.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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