Like MDC Partners, Inc.

closed 8/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Stagwell Group, acquired MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group has acquired MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$253 [$1,306]*
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$1,415
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$215
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7.4x
closed 9/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Southfields Group, acquired Migration Creates

synopsis: Southfields, an investment holdings, private equity and growth stage venture firm in South Africa, has acquired Migration, a strategic, innovation, marketing & communications consultancy in South Africa. Migration creates transformative journeys that engage customers, grow world class businesses, and builds brands for deeper human connection.
buyer: Southfields Group
Southfields is an investment holdings, private equity and growth stage venture firm in South Africa. Southfields is dedicated to cultivating innovative businesses. They invest in businesses related to professional services, communications, media, technology, digital, data, and business solutions. "
target: Migration Creates
Migration is a strategic, innovation, marketing & communications consultancy in South Africa. Migration is a trusted partner that creates transformative journeys that engage customers, grow world class businesses, enables purposeful communication, and builds brands for deeper human connection.
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closed 9/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Hill+Knowlton Strategies, acquired JeffreyGroup

synopsis: WPP announced the acquisition of JeffreyGroup, one of the most respected independent corporate communications, public affairs, and marketing consulting firms in Latin America. JeffreyGroup will join the Hill+Knowlton Strategies international network and will create the largest global communications agency presence in Latin America.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is an international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational, and global clients. "
target: JeffreyGroup
JeffreyGroup is the leading independent corporate communications, public affairs and marketing consulting firm in Latin America, with a successful 29-year track record advising multinational companies and global brands across a broad range of industry sectors.
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closed 7/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Search Discovery, Inc., acquired Allturna

synopsis: Search Discovery has acquired Allturna, a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Engagement Partner specializing in Health and Life Sciences. Search Discovery is now uniquely positioned to help Salesforce Marketing Cloud clients take full advantage of the platform's capabilities.
buyer: Search Discovery, Inc.
Search Discovery is a data transformation company that helps organizations use their data with purpose to drive measurable business impact. Its services and solutions help global organizations at every stage of data transformation, including strategy, implementation, and optimization. "
target: Allturna
Allturna helps sales and marketing clients develop data-centric marketing strategies and tactics, delivers data integration and management services, and applies significant marketing cloud expertise and operations to help clients achieve business impact and analytics insights.
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closed 5/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Pearman Media Pty. Ltd., acquired MediaSmiths Australia

synopsis: One of Australia’s largest independent media agencies, Pearman (est 1996), has acquired established media agency MediaSmiths to offer a comprehensive suite of media and advertising services to clients. Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy budget.
buyer: Pearman Media Pty. Ltd.
Pearman is one of Australia's largest independent media agencies. Established in 1996, they are 100% Australian owned. With no reporting to Paris, London or New York Pearman makes its own decisions quickly and decisively. "
target: MediaSmiths Australia
Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy and marketing budget. MediaSmiths has grown with the companies they support to become one of Sydney’s most established independent media & marketing agencies.
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announced 5/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, will acquire M&C Saatchi plc

synopsis: Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network. M&C Saatchi connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data and technology, to help clients navigate, create and lead meaningful change.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$394.58)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible.
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$377 [$407]
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$534
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$56
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7.2x
closed 3/28/2022 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, has acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG) from Equistone Partners Europe. A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services an
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$310.07)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services and smart, intuitive tech.
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announced 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Next 15, will acquire Engine Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire Engine Group, a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Engine Group Ltd
Engine is a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
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$104
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closed 12/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brunner Inc., acquired Brunner Inc.

synopsis: Full service independent marketing agency, Brunner Inc. is being sold to an expanded ownership group comprised of the firm’s current leadership. The company will be led by Scott Morgan, President; and Rick Gardinier, Chief Digital Officer.
buyer: Brunner Inc.
The company will be led by Scott Morgan, president; and Rick Gardinier, chief digital officer, along with other top management team members in a partnership role — Ken Johns, client experience officer; Erin Stoner, chief financial officer; and Dan Gbur, performance marketing officer. "
target: Brunner Inc.
Brunner is a full service independent marketing agency. They specialize in strategy, media, data science & analytics, marketing automation & CRM, and more.
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$28
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closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

MISSION Group, acquired Soul

synopsis: The MISSION Group, a collective of creative and MarTech agencies based in the UK, has acquired Soul, a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul creates marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
buyer: MISSION Group (AIM:TMMG:$176.19)
MISSION is a technology-embraced marketing communications and advertising group delivering digital, brand, marketing, advertising and full service communications. MISSION employs more than 1,000 people across the UK, Asia and the US, and works with some of the world’s leading brands. "
target: Soul
Soul is a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul works with psychologists to help businesses better understand human nature. They create marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
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closed 6/9/2021 via PR Web

Mainspire merged with The Enablement Group,

synopsis: The Enablement Group (TEG), a sales enablement content agency and consultancy, and Mainspire Marketing, a global full-service marketing agency, have merged operations under the name “The Enablement Group” to better serve the needs of corporate sales, marketing, and HR teams.
buyer: The Enablement Group
The Enablement Group (TEG) is a marketing and sales enablement content agency that delivers experiences fostering greater engagement and message retention, ultimately driving revenue and performance improvement. "
target: Mainspire
Mainspire is a full-service global consulting and marketing agency focused on the most innovative technologies driving the future. Mainspire develops and implements solid business marketing strategies that help companies grow and improve the world.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Beattie Communications Group Ltd., acquired Beattie Communications Group Ltd.

synopsis: Beattie Communications' CEO, Laurna Woods, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They provide inspired communications and marketing services to some of the world's largest companies.
buyer: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI. "
target: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI.
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closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Moacon Ventures GmbH, acquired Devexgo GmbH

synopsis: Moacon Ventures GmbH, a German investment company, has acquired DEVEXGO GmbH, a German marketing company. With the acquisition, DEVEXGO will begin offering its customers an all-round carefree package in order to reach different target groups from the B2B and B2C environment with different media.
buyer: Moacon Ventures GmbH
Moacon Ventures GmbH is a German investment company comprised of online and offline start-ups from the consumer and marketing sectors. Moacon supports its portfolio companies at every point in their journey, from the idea to long-term market success. "
target: Devexgo GmbH
DEVEXGO is a German marketing company that specializes in cooperation marketing. DEVEXGO offers high-quality couponing in parcel or media supplements, Point-of-Sale and special postal advertising formats, and individual display campaigns on all known platforms.
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closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

ADLPerformance, acquired Pschhh

synopsis: ADLPerformance has acquired a company in the communication and marketing sector: Pschhh, a strategic planning and creation agency. Pschhh's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
buyer: ADLPerformance (PA:ALP.AS:$163.45)
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal. "
target: Pschhh
Based in France, Pschhh is an independent and bubbly communications consulting agency. The agency's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
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closed 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

MESH, LLC, acquired Converge Marketing LLC

synopsis: Baton Rouge agency Mesh continues to expand its footprint in the southern part of the US. The firm is acquiring New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing and bringing on the firm’s founder, Matt Preuett as Agency Director, New Orleans. Converge Marketing provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, and more.
buyer: MESH, LLC
MESH exists to create connections and loyalty to brands. They are an independent, award-winning creative and strategic agency with over 15 years of success. They work with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups, who are willing to invest in their brand. "
target: Converge Marketing LLC
New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing was founded by Matt Preuett in 2016. Converge Marketing of Louisiana provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, content creation and reputation building services for growing and established businesses.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

New School, LLC merged with Ignite Advertising, LLC,

synopsis: New School, a marketing and advertising agency in Muskegon, merged with IGNITE, a branding and marketing company also located in Muskegon, MI. New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses that provides traditional and digital marketing services.
buyer: Ignite Advertising, LLC
IGNITE is an ad agency that works with businesses of all sizes, at their pace. They don't push large marketing budgets. IGNITE comes up with creative and compelling marketing materials to over time to help businesses grow. IGNITE is based in Muskegon, MI. "
target: New School, LLC
New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses of any kind in the Muskegon, MI area looking to grow industry presence and increase sales. Services include: marketing (traditional and digital), web design, video production, graphic design, print design, and more.
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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 (:$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 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
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closed 2/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Bond Brand Loyalty, acquired rDialogue

synopsis: Bond Brand Loyalty, a global customer experience and loyalty management company, has acquired rDialogue, a customer marketing firm. The acquisition bolsters Bond’s expertise in strategic advisory services to help brands strengthen relationships and optimize the customer journey across all human and digital touch points.
buyer: Bond Brand Loyalty
Bond is a global, data-driven customer experience and loyalty management business. It specializes in the Marketing, Measurement, and Management of powerful experiences that build brand loyalty for the world’s most influential brands. "
target: rDialogue
rDialogue is a customer marketing firm that accelerates the development of smart and profitable relationships between leading brands and customers. The data-driven firm blends science and art to develop and execute innovative marketing strategies around loyalty and relationship marketing.
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announced 2/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ben Lilley, will acquire McCann Australia

synopsis: Ben Lilley, the former CEO of McCann Australia, will acquire McCann Australia from McCann Worldgroup, the world’s leading ad agency network. McCann Australia is an Australian creative agency that turns emotional truths into compelling stories to transform and build brands that last.
buyer: Ben Lilley
Ben Lilley is an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Ben Lilley has a number of private investments and is interested in advertising and marketing businesses in creative, data, digital, design, media and PR. "
target parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
target: McCann Australia
McCann Australia is an Australian creative agency. McCann Australia provides their clients with a completely integrated and comprehensive marketing services offering. The agency turns emotional truths into compelling stories to transform and build brands that last.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allison+Partners, acquired Sommerfield Communications Inc.

synopsis: Allison+Partners has acquired Sommerfield Communications, expanding its financial communications and thought leadership capabilities. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
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: Sommerfield Communications Inc.
Sommerfield Communications is a New York boutique shop that specializes in corporate communications. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
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closed 8/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Stagwell Group, acquired MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group has acquired MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
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$253 [$1,306]*
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$1,415
EBITDA ($mm)
$215
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7.4x
closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

SKDKnickerbocker, acquired Sloane & Company

synopsis: The nation’s leading public affairs firm, SKDKnickerbocker, has acquired Sloane & Company, an industry-leading corporate and financial communications firm. Through the combination, the wide breadth of services available to clients will include corporate positioning and media relations, public affairs, political campaigns, M&A support, and more.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: SKDKnickerbocker
SKDKnickerbocker (SKDK) is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: Sloane & Company
Sloane & Company is an industry-leading strategic communications firm focused on Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Investor Relations, Crisis Communications and Issue Management, Shareholder Activism and Proxy Contests, Transaction Support, and Public Affairs.
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fluxx, acquired Albion Drive

synopsis: Fluxx, an innovation company that unlocks potential in organisations, has acquired Albion from Forsman & Bodenfors, a global creative agency. Albion is a full-service digital marketing agency in London. Albion is a creative transformation partner that works with their clients to co-design digital products and growth marketing systems.
buyer: Fluxx
Fluxx is an innovation company that unlocks potential in organisations, helping them to change and innovate at pace. Working alongside clients Fluxx co-create products, services and strategies, enabling them to transform and get ahead in the digital age. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: Albion Drive
Albion is a full-service digital marketing agency in London. Albion is a creative transformation partner that works with their clients and their teams to co-design the digital products and growth marketing systems that meet their short term commercial objectives and long term strategic goals.
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Instrument Marketing, Inc., acquired This Also

synopsis: Instrument, a digital brand and experience innovation company, has acquired This Also, a company that provides digital marketing services. Based in Brooklyn, they have helped clients like Google, Nike, Xbox, Spotify, Samsung, and Tumblr create new experiences for millions of users worldwide.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Instrument Marketing, Inc.
Instrument is a digital brand and experience innovation company in Portland, Oregon. This dynamic group of 175 creative technologists uses the power of design and technology to be agents of change for their ambitious clients. "
target: This Also
This Also, Inc. provides digital marketing services. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Brooklyn, New York. They have helped clients like Google, Nike, Xbox, Spotify, Samsung, and Tumblr create new experiences for millions of users worldwide.
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closed 9/11/2018 via BusinessWire

Allison+Partners, acquired OneChocolate Communications

synopsis: Allison+Partners, a fast-growing global communications firm, announced it has acquired OneChocolate Communications, an award-winning PR and digital agency. Founded in 1992, the agency has more than 40 employees in Europe and North America and a client roster that spans consumer, B2B and technology 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: OneChocolate Communications
OneChocolate Communications is an award-winning PR and digital agency. Founded in 1992, the agency has more than 40 employees in Europe and North America and a client roster that spans consumer, B2B and technology sectors.
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

KWT Global, acquired Holmes PR

synopsis: KWT Global, a global brand strategy agency that provides marketing and communications services, has acquired Holmes PR, a communications agency in Canada. Holmes PR helps brands build successful PR campaigns using traditional and new media. Their services include public relations, creative strategy development, social media marketing, and more.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: KWT Global
KWT Global is a global brand strategy agency that provides marketing and communications services. They synthesize the most impactful elements of PR, influencer engagement, social and digital media, and content marketing to help their clients identify and demonstrate their best 'selves.' "
target: Holmes PR
Holmes PR is a communications agency in Canada. Holmes PR helps brands build successful PR campaigns using traditional and new media. Their services include public/media relations, creative strategy development, social media marketing, video production, influencer engagement, and more.
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closed 4/2/2018 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Instrument Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: MDC Partners has acquired a 51% stake in Portland, Oregon-based digital agency Instrument. Founded in 2002, Instrument is one of the largest independent, digital brand and experience innovation companies in the U.S. Instrument's team of strategists, producers, designers, engineers and content creators helps drive businesses and engage consumers.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment. "
target: Instrument Marketing, Inc.
Instrument is a digital brand and experience innovation company in Portland, Oregon. This dynamic group of 175 creative technologists uses the power of design and technology to be agents of change for their ambitious clients.
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announced 6/29/2016 via Wall Street Journal

MDC Partners, Inc., will acquire Forsman & Bodenfors

synopsis: MDC Partners Inc. said it has agreed to acquire Forsman & Bodenfors, a highly awarded creative agency based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Over the past few years, the agency has made waves in ad circles with some memorable advertising for companies such as Volvo AB, Procter & Gamble Co., and IKEA.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment. "
target: Forsman & Bodenfors
When founded in Sweden 1986 Forsman & Bodenfors was a small independent agency with a vision to create world-class communication. 28 years later we are still independent, and ranked as one of the best agencies in the world.
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closed 6/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Allison+Partners, acquired Higher Ground Communications GbR

synopsis: Global PR firm Allison+Partners has joined other global networks in increasing their German presence with the acquisition of tech-focused Berlin and Munich agency Higher Ground Communications. Higher Ground Communications specializes in developing and implementing sustainable concepts for internal and external communications, as well as marketing.
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: Higher Ground Communications GbR
Berlin and Munich-based Higher Ground Communications counsels companies whose products or services help define technical progress. They are specialized in developing and implementing sustainable concepts for internal and external communications, as well as marketing.
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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 11/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

HL Group Partners LLC, acquired A Company

synopsis: HL Group, the New York-based strategic marketing and communications firm, has acquired Alice Ryan’s “A Company.” Founded in 1999, the NoHo-based A Company focuses on the luxury brand market for events and public relations. Some of its clients have included Asprey, Bergdorf Goodman, and Condé Nast Publications.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: HL Group Partners LLC
HL Group is a New York-based strategic marketing and communications firm. They offer their clients the highest level of marketing and communications services; from media relations and corporate communications strategies to flawless event execution. "
target: A Company
A Company is a public relations agency known for excelling in event coordination (concept development, production, and execution) and editorial relationships and placement, as well as international celebrity outreach and securement for events and ad campaigns.
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closed 6/1/2015 via BusinessWire

StarTek Inc., acquired ACCENT Marketing Services, LLC

synopsis: StarTek, Inc., a provider of business process outsourcing services, has completed the acquisition of Accent Marketing Services, L.L.C. from MDC Partners. Accent Marketing Services, L.L.C. is a business process outsourcing company providing contact center services and customer engagement solutions.
buyer: StarTek Inc. (SRT:$0.00)
StarTek, Inc. is a global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company dedicated to serving the needs of their clients. They help their clients manage the customer experience across the customer life cycle, resulting in enhanced customer retention and a higher return on customer investment. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: ACCENT Marketing Services, LLC
ACCENT is a business process outsourcing company providing contact center services and customer engagement solutions across six locations in the U.S. and Jamaica. ACCENT’s data-driven approach helps brands maximize their engagement with consumers and enables brands to influence behavior.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$67
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
3.5x
closed 10/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Allison+Partners, acquired New Venture Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Allison+Partners, a global communications firm, has acquired New Venture Communications. The company specializes in strategic communications, content marketing, social media and public relations.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a global communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The firm is organized around seven practices: Consumer Marketing, Corporate, Global China Practice, Health + Wellness, Public Affairs, Social Impact and Technology + Digital Media. "
target: New Venture Communications, Inc.
New Venture Communications specializes in strategic communications, content marketing, social media and public relations for companies at critical inflection points in their growth. New Venture Communications’ seasoned team has worked with dozens of disruptive technology leaders.
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closed 8/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners, acquired Albion London

synopsis: Albion, a creative agency based in London, has just sold a 75 per cent stake to Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal & Partners (KBS+), a leading digitally integrated marketing communications firm headquartered in New York and Atlanta.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners
Kbs+ (kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners) is a global advertising agency headquartered in New York City. Kbs+ is the brand agency for an inventive world. They believe in the power of invention and the exponential ROI that results from creating true marketing firsts. "
target: Albion London
Albion is a creative agency based in London. They offer services including strategy, brand identity, advertising, performance marketing, web design, mobile apps, UX, product design, social media, and more.
price ($mm)
$42*
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closed 8/13/2014 via Yahoo, Inc.

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Hunter Public Relations, LLC

synopsis: MDC Partners Inc. announced that it has acquired a majority partnership interest in leading consumer public relations firm Hunter Public Relations. Hunter PR is a mid-size marketing communications firms in the country, with expertise in the food and beverage, wine and spirits, home and lifestyle, pet care, and health and beauty industries.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is a Business Transformation Organization that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients. "
target: Hunter Public Relations, LLC
Hunter Public Relations is an independently owned, consumer products public relations firm based in New York City. Hunter PR executes strategic public relations programs that build equity, increase engagement and drive measurable business results for branded consumer products and services.
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closed 7/30/2014 via BusinessWire

Allison+Partners, acquired Frause

synopsis: Allison+Partners announced that it has acquired the clients and employees of Frause, one of the largest independent public relations firms in the Pacific Northwest. Long-time agency leader Bob Frause, APR, Fellow PRSA, is transitioning to an of counsel role for Allison+Partners. Allison+Partners welcomes the entire Frause Seattle/Portland team.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a global communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The firm is organized around seven practices: Consumer Marketing, Corporate, Global China Practice, Health + Wellness, Public Affairs, Social Impact and Technology + Digital Media. "
target: Frause
Frause is one of the largest independent public relations firms in the Pacific Northwest. Frause was founded in 1998 by Bob Frause with a vision to build an agency culture that allowed professionals to flourish in a collaborative environment where they could produce the best results for clients.
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closed 6/5/2014 via PR Newswire

Crispin Porter & Bogusky, acquired The House Worldwide

synopsis: Crispin Porter + Bogusky, provider of advertising and branded creative content, announced that it has acquired London-based global communications network, The House Worldwide. The House Worldwide are known for their new model of open-source collaboration that combines a senior core group of account and planning teams.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Crispin Porter & Bogusky
Founded in Miami, Florida in 1988, Crispin Porter + Bogusky is a full-service, fully-integrated advertising agency. It operates as one global agency with seven locations: Boulder, Miami, Los Angeles, London, São Paulo and Gothenburg, Sweden with an additional CP+B Sweden office in Copenhagen. "
target: The House Worldwide
The House Worldwide is a London-based global communications network. They are known for their new model of open-source collaboration that combines a senior core group of account and planning teams with award-winning creative resources in Australia, China, Singapore and throughout Europe.
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closed 5/1/2014 via Company Press Release

Unified Social, Inc., acquired awe.sm

synopsis: Unified, provider of award-winning marketing cloud technology, announced that it has acquired awe.sm, a social media measurement platform that supports attribution, conversion and social action tracking across all marketing channels.
buyer: Unified Social, Inc.
Unified Social is an award-winning enterprise marketing technology company for activating social audiences and impacting consumer actions. Unified's cloud-based Social Operating Platform generates and measures social amplification and ROI through paid and organic. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: awe.sm
awe.sm measures how social marketing leads to more signups, purchases, and other business goals that drive financial outcomes. Its customer base includes brands and developers in technology, media, and retail.
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closed 1/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Allison & Partners, acquired Century PR

synopsis: Allison+Partners announced that it has finalized all legal proceedings in China to acquire the clients and employees of Century PR. Century PR is boutique PR agency with core strength in Corporate Communication and Technology practice.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison & Partners
Allison+Partners is a global communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The firm is organized around seven practices: Consumer Marketing, Corporate, Global China Practice, Health + Wellness, Public Affairs, Social Impact, and Technology + Digital Media. "
target: Century PR
Century PR was established in 2010 by Jerry Zhu, Richard Zhang and Jackie Zhang with an emphasis on B2B and corporate communications for clients such as Honeywell, Reed, Happy Life and CITIC Group.
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closed 7/13/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Stagwell Inc., acquired PEP Group

synopsis: Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing, announced the acquisition of PEP Group, an omnichannel content creation and adaptation production company.
buyer: Stagwell Inc. (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell is the challenger network built to transform marketing. They deliver scaled creative performance for the world's most ambitious brands, connecting culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing. "
target: PEP Group
PEP Group's creative production company has been developing trusted partnerships with leading brands across the globe to create, produce, adapt and deliver assets at scale across all media channels, languages and geographies.
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closed 4/21/2022 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Inc., acquired Brand New Galaxy

synopsis: Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing, announced the acquisition of Brand New Galaxy (BNG), a leading provider of scaled commerce and marketplace solutions for 150+ global brands and 500+ e-retailers worldwide. Founded in Warsaw, Poland, in 2017, BNG has grown to 600+ employees in Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
buyer: Stagwell Inc. (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell is the challenger network built to transform marketing. They deliver scaled creative performance for the world's most ambitious brands, connecting culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing. "
target: Brand New Galaxy
Brand New Galaxy (BNG) is a fast-growing leading provider of marketing and technology solutions built to drive commerce and digital transformation for brands. Founded in Warsaw, Poland, in 2017, BNG has grown to 600+ employees with offices in Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
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closed 4/1/2022 via PR Newswire

Doner Partners Network, acquired Dyversity Communications

synopsis: Doner Partners Network, a subsidiary of Stagwell, Inc., has acquired Dyversity Communications, a leading multicultural full-service marketing agency in depth, breadth, and size based in Canada. The acquisition of Dyversity will rapidly scale the Doner Partners Network's multicultural capabilities across its Canadian assets.
buyer parent: Stagwell Inc.
buyer: Doner Partners Network
Doner Partners Network is mix of award-winning US, Canadian and UK based B2C and B2B marketing agencies within Stagwell that are the best-in-class in the cities they originate. Agencies include Doner, DonerNorth, Yamamoto, Veritas, Meat & Produce and KWT Global. "
target: Dyversity Communications
Dyversity is the leading multicultural marketing agency in Canada, in breadth, depth and size. Dyversity's multicultural expertise extends across Chinese, South Asian, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Russian, Iranian, Portuguese, Hispanic, Filipino, Greek, Arabic, and many others.
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closed 1/5/2022 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Inc., acquired Goodstuff

synopsis: Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing, has acquired Goodstuff, the 130-strong, full-service media planning and buying agency based in London. Goodstuff brings complementary and additive client services, including communications strategy, full-funnel media delivery, and inventive solutions for premier clients.
buyer: Stagwell Inc. (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell is the challenger network built to transform marketing. They deliver scaled creative performance for the world's most ambitious brands, connecting culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing. "
target: Goodstuff
Goodstuff is the UK's leading media planning and buying agency. Goodstuff's services include communications planning, social media management, data analytics technology, audience research and insight, technology and digital audits, content creation and production, and more.
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closed 1/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Code and Theory, acquired Kettle Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Code and Theory, a strategically driven, digital-first agency, has acquired Kettle, a digital-native creative agency. Kettle works with leading brands to create outstanding interactive stories and experiences people can't help but love. The agency specializes in web design, social campaigns, and mobile app development.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Code and Theory
Code and Theory is a digital-first agency that lives at the intersection of creativity and technology. Code and Theory creates products, content and campaigns across physical and digital worlds. The agency has helped brands tell stories and design the systems that carry them since 2001. "
target: Kettle Solutions, LLC
Kettle is a digital-native creative agency. Kettle works with leading brands to create outstanding interactive stories and experiences people can't help but love. The agency specializes in web design, social campaigns, and mobile app development.
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closed 8/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Stagwell Group, acquired MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group has acquired MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$253 [$1,306]*
rev ($mm)
$1,415
EBITDA ($mm)
$215
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.4x
closed 4/8/2020 via PR Web

Mediacurrent, acquired Duo Consulting

synopsis: Mediacurrent, one of the world’s leading Drupal-focused digital agencies, has acquired Duo Consulting, a web design and development agency that uses Drupal to build business platforms that forge deeper customer relationships for their clients. Since 1999, Duo has helped organizations use their content to drive measurable results online.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Mediacurrent
Mediacurrent, the open source expansion partner, deploys technical strategy in service of delivering business impact through reliable solutions, experiences, and partnerships. Mediacurrent helps brands adopt and support an open source software-based web strategy. "
target: Duo Consulting
Duo Consulting is a web design and development agency that uses Drupal to build business platforms that forge deeper customer relationships for their clients. Since 1999, Duo has helped organizations use their content to drive measurable results online.
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closed 3/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Forward PMX, acquired Headliner Labs

synopsis: ForwardPMX, a global brand performance agency, has acquired Headliner Labs, a leading conversational marketing platform. Headliner Labs enables retail and beauty brands to connect directly with individual consumers at scale through intelligent and automated Facebook chatbots.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Forward PMX
ForwardPMX is a global brand performance agency designed to help brands find the changes that deliver meaningful growth to their businesses. ForwardPMX brings a unified global vision with local depth and expertise across a comprehensive set of data, technology, and performance solutions. "
target: Headliner Labs
Headliner Labs is a leading conversational marketing platform. Headliner Labs enables retail and beauty brands to connect directly with individual consumers at scale through intelligent and automated Facebook chatbots. Headliner Labs helps leading brands to convert sales and win back customers.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

SKDKnickerbocker, acquired Sloane & Company

synopsis: The nation’s leading public affairs firm, SKDKnickerbocker, has acquired Sloane & Company, an industry-leading corporate and financial communications firm. Through the combination, the wide breadth of services available to clients will include corporate positioning and media relations, public affairs, political campaigns, M&A support, and more.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: SKDKnickerbocker
SKDKnickerbocker (SKDK) is a top national communications and political consulting firm bringing unparalleled strategic communications experience to Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, philanthropic organizations, and labor unions, as well as political committees and candidates. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: Sloane & Company
Sloane & Company is an industry-leading strategic communications firm focused on Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Investor Relations, Crisis Communications and Issue Management, Shareholder Activism and Proxy Contests, Transaction Support, and Public Affairs.
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closed 12/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Forward PMX, acquired The Search Agency

synopsis: ForwardPMX, a global brand performance marketing agency, has acquired The Search Agency, a digital marketing firm that uses data and technology to drive results for businesses. This strategic move bolsters the combined team's position as the agency of choice for enterprise businesses requiring world-class, full-funnel marketing services.
buyer parent: Stagwell Group
buyer: Forward PMX
ForwardPMX is a global brand performance agency designed to help brands find the changes that deliver meaningful growth to their businesses. ForwardPMX brings a unified global vision with local depth and expertise across a comprehensive set of data, technology, and performance solutions. "
target: The Search Agency
The Search Agency is a performance marketing agency that uses data & technology, world-class service, and a strategic framework to drive results for businesses. Their services include Paid Search, SEO, Landing Page Optimization, Display Media, Social Media, and Comparison-Shopping Management.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PE Hub

Stagwell Group, acquired MultiView, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a private equity firm that manages investments in new media and digital marketing services, has acquired MultiView Inc. from Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm. MultiView is a leader in digital marketing solutions for B2B marketers and publishing solutions for associations.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn. The Stagwell Group manages a private equity fund whose portfolio includes more than a dozen collaborative, digital-first agencies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: MultiView, Inc.
MultiView is a leader in digital marketing solutions for B2B marketers and publishing solutions for associations. MultiView builds digital publications that bring thousands of trade associations together and delivers digital marketing solutions that connect tens of thousands of B2B companies.
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closed 10/3/2018 via Company Press Release

Stagwell Group, acquired Ink Publishing

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, has acquired a majority stake in Ink from Endless, a UK based private equity investor. Ink is the world leader in travel media. Ink creates and delivers inspiring, award-winning content for the world's biggest and greatest airlines, railways, travel companies and their passengers.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn. The Stagwell Group manages a private equity fund whose portfolio includes more than a dozen collaborative, digital-first agencies. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Ink Publishing
Ink is the world leader in travel media, connecting thousands of advertisers and brands to a growing global audience of 802 million passengers. Ink creates and delivers inspiring, award-winning content for the world's biggest and greatest airlines, railways, travel companies and their passengers.
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closed 4/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired ReputationDefender, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, which invests in marketing services companies, announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired ReputationDefender®, a global leader in Online Reputation Management and digital privacy for individuals and small businesses, from Reputation.com Inc.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn. The Stagwell Group manages a private equity fund whose portfolio includes more than a dozen collaborative, digital-first agencies. "
target parent: Reputation.com, Inc.
target: ReputationDefender, Inc.
ReputationDefender was founded in 2006 and offers online reputation and privacy tools for individuals and small businesses. ReputationDefender® puts users in charge of their online reputation by creating a strong, durable online reputation that resists attacks, negatives, and misleading information.
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closed 12/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired Forward 3D Group Limited

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced it has acquired Forward3D Group, a global performance marketing agency. Based in London, Forward3D Group runs cutting edge digital marketing campaigns across search, content, display and social with industry-leading linguistics, data science and technology.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn. The Stagwell Group manages a private equity fund whose portfolio includes more than a dozen collaborative, digital-first agencies. "
target: Forward 3D Group Limited
Forward3D Group is a London-based digital marketing agency running activity across 100+ markets in 50+ languages for some of the world's leading brands. Forward3D offers a truly global service in search, display, social, content as well as unique performance linguistics and data science offerings.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased TV Pilot Testing Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its acquisition of certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
The acquisition includes certain assets from Nielsen related to television pilot products and services, including pilot testing services and the promotional testing and consumer tracking of those pilots.
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closed 6/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, purchased Select Mobile Research Assets from The Nielsen Company, Inc.

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, a registered investment advisory company, announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed. "
seller: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$3,500.00)
The acquisition includes mobile research assets from Nielsen, specifically the Mobile Insights Survey and the Total Communication Survey. Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers Watch and Buy.
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closed 4/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired Scout Marketing

synopsis: The Stagwell Group, an investment firm specializing in investments in the marketing services sector, announced it has acquired Scout Marketing. Scout Marketing is a full-service ad agency focused on healthcare and consumer marketing. They work across various brand categories to deliver brave thinking that creates value for their clients'​ brands.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn who serves as the Managing Partner of Stagwell Media LLC, a private equity fund. "
target: Scout Marketing
Scout Marketing is a full-service ad agency focused on healthcare and consumer marketing with offices in Atlanta, Chicago and San Diego. Scout's mantra is "Be Brave."​ They work across various brand categories to deliver brave thinking that creates value for their clients'​ brands.
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closed 1/23/2017 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired The Harris Poll

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired certain custom research assets from Nielsen, including the Harris Poll. As part of the transition, Harris will relaunch as Harris Insights & Analytics. The Harris Poll brand remains unchanged. The Harris Poll reflects Americans' opinions on a wide range of topics.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
The Stagwell Group LLC is a registered investment advisory company formed by Mark Penn who serves as the Managing Partner of Stagwell Media LLC, a private equity fund. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: The Harris Poll (HPOL:$140.32)
Harris Polls have become media staples around the world. Frequent polls tap into a representative sample of Americans of all ages, genders, income and ethnic backgrounds. The Harris Poll reflects Americans' opinions on a wide range of topics.
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closed 8/2/2016 via AP - Associated Press

Stagwell Group, acquired PMX Agency

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired a majority stake in PMX Agency, a leading integrated performance-driven global marketing firm. PMX Agency, formerly Paradysz + PM Digital, leads a consumer centric approach to performance. PMX Agency is headquartered in New York City with eight offices and 300 employees.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell is working to build an investment portfolio of marketing services companies. Their portfolio will only have one or two of each kind of agency from: digital media buying to market research to public relations and beyond to allow for true cooperation. "
target: PMX Agency
PMX Agency is a global independent integrated marketing agency that leads with an insight-driven, consumer centric approach to performance. They combine an intuitive knowledge of the customer experience with customized, scalable strategies that address clients’ most pressing business challenges.
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closed 1/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, acquired Code and Theory

synopsis: The Stagwell Group announced its fund, Stagwell Media LLC, has acquired a majority stake in Code and Theory, a leading creative digital agency headquartered in NYC with offices in Atlanta, London, San Francisco, and Manila, the Philippines. The agency creates products, content and campaigns for leading companies across physical and digital worlds.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell is working to build an investment portfolio of marketing services companies. Their portfolio will only have one or two of each kind of agency from: digital media buying to market research to public relations and beyond to allow for true cooperation. "
target: Code and Theory
Code and Theory is an independently-owned and creatively-led agency that creates products, content and campaigns across physical and digital worlds. The agency has helped brands tell stories and design the systems that carry them since 2001.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$5,896.00)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
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2019
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EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
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Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
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$8,319.90
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$453.60
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Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
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$6,667.26
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$677.71
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$411.02
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BlueFocus Communication Group
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2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
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$75.66
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Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
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$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
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1274
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Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
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$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
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6123
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IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
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$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
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EBITDA ($mm)
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$25.99
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Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
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year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: ASX:EGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited is engaged in integrated marketing and communication services, including strategy, market research, advertising, public relations, communications planning graphic design, events management, direct marketing, and corporate communications.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$274.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.72
EBIT ($mm)
$30.82
Net Income ($mm)
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600
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ADLPerformance
ADLPerformance
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal.
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2021
rev ($mm)
$163.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.62
EBIT ($mm)
$14.75
Net Income ($mm)
$8.45
Employees
611
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: AQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acquity Group, LLC
Acquity Group, LLC
Acquity Group, LLC operates as a multi-channel commerce and digital marketing company. Its solutions include design that covers audience segmentation and persona development, user experience and interaction design, information architecture, visual and motion design, and more.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.65
EBIT ($mm)
$22.87
Net Income ($mm)
$3.25
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Stagwell Inc.
Stagwell Inc.
Stagwell is the challenger network built to transform marketing. They deliver scaled creative performance for the world's most ambitious brands, connecting culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing.
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2022
rev ($mm)
$1,469.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$168.96
EBIT ($mm)
$91.45
Net Income ($mm)
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0
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Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited
Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited
Cordiant Digital is a specialist investment company focused on investing in digital infrastructure assets in Europe and North America.
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2021
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Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation
Actua Corporation, the multi-vertical cloud company, brings the power of the cloud to vertical markets and processes. Actua is pioneering the second wave of the SaaS revolution – the vertical wave – by growing cloud businesses that are transforming their markets.
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2017
rev ($mm)
$118.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.10)
EBIT ($mm)
($39.53)
Net Income ($mm)
$80.62
Employees
682
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TICC Capital Corp.
TICC Capital Corp.
TICC Capital Corp. is a business development company primarily engaged in providing capital to technology-related companies in the following sectors: computer software and hardware, information technology infrastructure or services, internet, networking systems and diversified technology.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$105.09
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$74.75
Net Income ($mm)
$58.94
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Ticker: AIM:MERC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mercia Technologies PLC
Mercia Technologies PLC
Mercia is a national investment group focused on the funding and scaling of innovative businesses with high growth potential from the UK regions. Initially this is through Mercia's managed funds and then selectively scaling businesses through its own balance sheet capital.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$11.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.14)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.67)
Net Income ($mm)
$1.86
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Ticker: XTRA:M3B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mic AG
mic AG
Mic AG is an investment company based in Germany. Mic AG invests in medium-sized companies with disruptive technologies in the fields of optics, electronics, medicine and IT.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$4.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
$0.81
Net Income ($mm)
$1.74
Employees
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Ticker: BIT:LVEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LVenture Group
LVenture Group
LVenture Group is a holding company that invests in companies with high growth potential. They primarily focus on digital tech startups with global markets. Their business model is based on capital gains arising from the exit of portfolio startups, which is achieved through M&A or IPO operations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.03)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.39
Employees
0
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Ticker: FFG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fatfish Internet Group Ltd
Fatfish Internet Group Ltd
the Fatfish Internet Group (ASX:FFG) operates an internet ventures acceleration business. FFG is a public listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and is among the first internet accelerators of the Internet 2.0 era in the Asia Pacific region to go public .
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.51
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.65)
Net Income ($mm)
$1.67
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:ADAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adama Technologies Corp.
Adama Technologies Corp.
Adama Technologies Corp. is a publicly traded venture capital company that owns, operates and invests in technology companies as well as startups and expansion companies. They employ an investment matrix that allows them to identify & select what they believe to be high growth, high yield companies.
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2016
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0
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Ticker: OTCPK:RRRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R3T Technologies
R3T Technologies
R Three Technologies (R3T) is an early-stage development company that is pursuing several ventures. R3T partners with founders seeking to transform industries with technology. They are focused on technology, consumer beverage and food products, entertainment and lifestyle brands.
year
2021
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0
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Ticker: SCAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saban Acquisition Corp.
Saban Acquisition Corp.
Saban Capital Group, Inc. (“SCG”), a leading private investment firm specializing in the media, entertainment, and communication industries. SCG was established by Haim Saban, founder of Saban Entertainment, a global television broadcasting, production, distribution, merchandising and music company.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: XTRA:RKET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rocket Internet
Rocket Internet
The mission of Rocket Internet is to become the world’s largest Internet platform outside the U.S. and China. They identify and build proven Internet business models and transfer them to new, underserved or untapped markets, where they seek to scale them into market leading online companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$72.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($34.58)
EBIT ($mm)
($36.52)
Net Income ($mm)
$308.37
Employees
0
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Ticker: DRGV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dragon Capital Group Corporation
Dragon Capital Group Corporation
Dragon Capital Group Corp. is doing business in China through its subsidiaries. DRGV was established to serve as a conduit between Chinese high-growth companies and Western investors. DRGV functions as an incubator of high-tech companies in China.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$21.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.52
EBIT ($mm)
$0.52
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
100
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Ticker: LSE:ALM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allied Minds
Allied Minds
Allied Minds plc is an IP commercialisation company focused on technology and life sciences. Allied Minds forms, funds, and operates a portfolio of companies with the objective of delivering successful liquidity events that will generate attractive long-term returns for its investors & stakeholders.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($108.37)
EBIT ($mm)
($114.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CNSX:BZ30197
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Victory Square Technologies
Canada-based Victory Square builds, acquires, and invests in startups, then provides the senior leadership and resources needed to fast-track growth. Its portfolio consists of 20 global companies using AI, VR/AR, and blockchain to disrupt sectors as diverse as fintech, insurance, health, and gaming.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1.14
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.86)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.54)
Net Income ($mm)
$15.14
Employees
0
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