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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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announced 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Kaleyra S.p.a, will acquire mGage

synopsis: Kaleyra announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mGage, a Vivial company. mGage serves its customers through its cloud-based enterprise mobile messaging platform Communicate Pro, their API solution Connect, as well as Omnichannel mobile messaging offering such as SMS, MMS and RCS.
buyer: Kaleyra S.p.a (AMEX:KLR:$147.37)
Kaleyra is a leading CPaaS (Communication-Platform-as-a-Service) company, empowering businesses to communicate safely, securely, and seamlessly. With offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States, Kaleyra has become a worldwide provider of innovative cloud-based communications solutions. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: mGage
mGage is a global mobile engagement provider with more than 15 years of mobile CRM (mCRM) experience. Their SaaS, cloud-based technology enables brands to intelligently personalize mobile communications for the omni-channel consumer, across marketing and customer care interactions.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

CTI Digital Limited, acquired Mosquito Digital Ltd.

synopsis: An internet improvement and digital advertising and marketing company, CTI Digital, primarily based in Manchester has acquired a counterpart, Mosquito Digital, within the metropolis center. CTI has snapped up model communication and efficiency advertising and marketing company Mosquito, which is positioned within the Northern Quarter.
buyer: CTI Digital Limited
CTI Digital is a full service digital agency in the UK that specialises in open source web development. They also offer digital marketing and creative design services for respected clients in all industries. They are one of the UK’s leading full service digital agencies with a growing team. "
target: Mosquito Digital Ltd.
Mosquito is a creative digital brand communications agency based in Manchester and Cheshire. Winning Digital SME 2020, the agency combines award-winning digital creative, user experience and engagement with a heritage of brand building and integrated marketing know-how.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Byte Club Limited merged with Dept Agency,

synopsis: Martech agency Byte has merged with Dept, an international digital agency, as the pair look to strengthen end-to-end digital services for their clients. Byte is a London-based marketing technology agency. They combine creative, media, data and technology to help businesses generate revenue and scale returns from digital platforms.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce. "
target: Byte Club Limited
Byte is a London-based marketing technology agency. They combine creative, media, data and technology to help businesses generate revenue and scale returns from digital platforms.
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closed 2/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Blue Cypress, acquired BuzzShift

synopsis: BuzzShift, an industry-leading full-service growth marketing agency and business consultancy servicing a portfolio of clients nationwide, announced it has been acquired by New Orleans-based Blue Cypress, a family of companies that launches new brands and acquires existing businesses as a part of their evergreen, or long-term, investment strategy.
buyer: Blue Cypress
Blue Cypress is a family of companies that launches new brands and acquires existing businesses as a part of their evergreen, or long-term, investment strategy. "
target: BuzzShift
Founded in 2010, BuzzShift is a full-service growth marketing agency and business consultancy specializing in creating long-term, sustainable growth for start-up, scaling, and industry-leading e-commerce brands.
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closed 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Innovate, acquired Avanzado

synopsis: Phoenix Innovate, a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems, has acquired Avanzado LLC, a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
buyer: Phoenix Innovate
Phoenix Innovate is a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems. Phoenix Innovate focuses on understanding, finding and keeping audiences. They create transformative strategies and tactics that will resonate with their client's audience. "
target: Avanzado
Avanzado is a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They specialize in digital solutions, data management, and creative services. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
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closed 2/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AudienceX, acquired Bigbuzz Marketing Group

synopsis: AudienceX, the largest independent trading desk built for performance marketers and agencies, announced that it has finalized its acquisition of New York-based online marketing agency Bigbuzz Marketing Group.
buyer: AudienceX
AudienceX is a digital advertising partner for brands and agencies. They offer strategic, unbiased, omnichannel performance solutions, and create value for their clients by delivering a combination of high-impact creative, and innovative technology, to help them effectively acquire customers. "
target: Bigbuzz Marketing Group
Bigbuzz Marketing Group is a bold collection of talented professionals on a mission to create inspired solutions that build brands, move merchandise, and change lives. They are digital sponges that soak up everything new in this constantly changing universe of technology.
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closed 1/27/2021 via Company Press Release

Integrate Agency LLC, acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group

synopsis: Integrate Agency, a full-service digital and traditional marketing agency, has acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group, an Austin-based digital marketing group. The acquisition will further the integrated suite of traditional, digital and social media services offered by Integrate Agency throughout Texas.
buyer: Integrate Agency LLC
Integrate is an award-winning, full-service PR, social media, and marketing agency. Integrate's services include Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Display Advertising & Remarketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Amazon Marketplace, and Local Marketing. "
target: BriteIdea Marketing Group
BriteIdea Marketing is a full-service digital marketing and advertising agency with over 25 years of combined experience. BriteIdea specializes in working with small-to-medium-sized businesses to enhance their digital marketing and advertising efforts.
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announced 1/21/2021 via Company Press Release

Co.Mark S.p.A., will acquire Queryo Advance S.R.L.

synopsis: Co.Mark S.p.A., subsidiary of Tinexta Group, finalized an agreement with the shareholders of Queryo, a digital agency that offers campaign planning and management services, to enter the company's share capital, evaluating the 60% stake on the basis of cash free/debt free of approximately 8.75 million euros.
buyer parent: Tinexta S.p.A.
buyer: Co.Mark S.p.A.
Co.Mark, Tinexta Group's company, based in Italy, offers temporary export management services: a new way to produce sales in Italy and abroad. Co.Mark provides the most effective solutions for those who want to start selling abroad or strengthen their commercial coverage. "
target: Queryo Advance S.R.L.
Queryo Advance S.R.L., based in Italy, is a digital agency, that offers campaign planning and management services for digital ADV, search engine marketing, search engine advertising, and search engine optimization; social media marketing; and re-marketing and advanced web analytics.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stritmedia, acquired Fleapo

synopsis: Stritmedia, an Indian company that operates in the Ad & News Media house + affiliate marketing sector, has acquired Fleapo Pvt Ltd, an IT solutions provider in India that specializes in web and app development. Fleapo creates interactive mobile apps and impactful websites to help their clients build powerful brands.
buyer: Stritmedia
Stritmedia is an Indian company that operates in the Ad & News Media house + affiliate marketing sector. Stritmedia was founded by Pawan Rai, an Indian entrepreneur that has experience in blogging, e-commerce, and marketing. "
target: Fleapo
Fleapo is an IT solutions provider in India that specializes in web and app development. Fleapo offers custom app development and internet marketing services. They create interactive mobile apps and impactful websites to help their clients build powerful brands.
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closed 12/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Healthware Group S.r.l., acquired Make Helsinki Oy

synopsis: Healthware, an Italian consultancy and digital health group, has acquired Finland-based digital service development and creative agency Make Helsinki. With the acquisition, Healthware strengthens its geographical coverage with the creation of a hub dedicated to the Nordics and Baltics region.
buyer: Healthware Group S.r.l.
Healthware is a next-generation integrated consulting group and a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Healthware offers a unique range of services combining design, strategy, communication, and innovation with technology and corporate venturing. "
target: Make Helsinki Oy
Finland-based Make Helsinki is a team of innovators aiming to deliver cutting-edge results. The company uses digital strategy, design, and technology to create products and services that meet its client’s needs, including mobile apps, creative design, creative design, digital marketing, and more.
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closed 12/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Bounteous, acquired FortyFour

synopsis: Bounteous, a leading digital transformation agency, has acquired FortyFour, a commerce and customer experience agency in Atlanta. With the addition of FortyFour, Bounteous deepens its global expertise in leveraging Magento to help brands create best-in-class commerce solutions from experience to integration.
buyer: Bounteous
Bounteous creates big-picture digital solutions that help companies deliver transformational digital brand experiences. With expertise in Strategy, Experience Design, Solutions Engineering, Analytics, and Marketing, Bounteous partners with clients to envision, design and build their digital futures."
target: FortyFour
FortyFour is a full-service digital agency that helps global brands design and build platforms and campaigns that engage customers at every point in the journey to create lasting business value. FortyFour elevates the customer experience and leverages technology to create meaningful interactions.
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closed 12/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Infectious Media merged with Kepler Group,

synopsis: Infectious Media, one of the firms that has powered the digital advertising revolution in Europe, announced that it is joining Kepler Group, the US-based digital marketing pioneer that sits within the kyu Collective alongside companies such as IDEO, Sid Lee and SY Partners.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Kepler Group
Kepler Group is an independent provider of digital and database services to Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, travel, retail and other industries. Utilizing its proprietary Kepler Intelligence Platform, the company actively manages client programs in over two dozen countries worldwide. "
target: Infectious Media
Infectious Media is a digital media specialist with offices in London and Singapore. The firm manages digital media activation for clients across display, social, search, video, and programmatic channels like connected TV and programmatic out-of-home.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ryan Ray, acquired The Westmark Group

synopsis: The Westmark Group, a New York-based digital marketing agency, has been acquired by Ryan Ray, a Texas entrepreneur and investor. With the acquisition, The Westmark Group has more resources, funding, and the ability to hire top experts in order to help their clients grow and succeed.
buyer: Ryan Ray
Ryan Ray is a Texas entrepreneur and investor. He is the president and CEO of The Ray Tax Group, an attorney at The Ray Law Group, and an advocate for public education on the Crowley ISD School Board. "
target: The Westmark Group
The Westmark Group is a digital marketing firm dedicated to creating, implementing, and executing strategic digital marketing strategies. The firm's specialties include brand and product development, paid advertising and remarketing, search engine optimization (SEO), campaign optimization, and more.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kagool, acquired Delete Digital Marketing Limited

synopsis: Digital agency Kagool, one of the UK’s only independent Sitecore Platinum Partners, announces its acquisition of Delete, a multi-award-winning digital experience agency, as part of Kagool’s growth strategy to become the leader in marketing technology and digital experience.
buyer: Kagool
Digital agency Kagool is one of the UK’s only independent Sitecore Platinum Partners. Kagool offers digital design and build specialism in the Sitecore DXP platform, as well as extensive services across CX, digital strategy, performance marketing and CRO. "
target: Delete Digital Marketing Limited
Delete is a multi-award-winning digital experience agency. Delete helps clients with digital transformation, and works with the likes of The Open, Guinness Pro14 Rugby, Biffa and Southampton Football Club.
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closed 10/15/2020 via Company Press Release

GlynnDevins, acquired Linkmedia 360

synopsis: GlynnDevins, the leading technology-enabled marketing agency serving the senior living category, has acquired Linkmedia 360, a data-driven, digital marketing company. Linkmedia 360 creates and implements comprehensive lead generation programs using digital, social, mobile and traditional media channels.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: GlynnDevins
GlynnDevins is the leader in senior living marketing solutions. Their research-based brand development process, targeted digital advertising programs and metrics-based campaign strategies continue to be core service offerings within the agency. "
target: Linkmedia 360
Linkmedia 360 is a data-driven, digital marketing company. Linkmedia 360 creates and implements comprehensive lead generation programs using digital, social, mobile and traditional media channels. Their vast array of marketing services include SEO, paid media, email, web development and more.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hero Corporation Pty Ltd, acquired B.B.E

synopsis: Hero, a marketing agency holding group in Australia, has acquired B.B.E, an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
buyer: Hero Corporation Pty Ltd
Hero is a marketing agency holding group in Australia. The group is owned by Ben Lilley, an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Hero's network of agencies is comprised of McCann Australia, The Red Republic, SMART, Red Engine SCC and JSA Creative. "
target: B.B.E
B.B.E is an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
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closed 10/7/2020 via PR Newswire

Rightpoint, acquired Something Digital

synopsis: Rightpoint has acquired Something Digital, a premier interactive agency. The addition of Something Digital's deep commerce expertise to Rightpoint's customer experience leadership, will further enable the company's ability to drive experience-led transformation at scale for clients across industries.
buyer parent: Genpact Ltd
buyer: Rightpoint
Rightpoint, a Genpact company, is a global experience leader. From whiteboard to roll-out, Rightpoint helps its clients embed experience across their operations from front to back offices to accelerate digital transformation through a human-centric lens. "
target: Something Digital
Something Digital is a premier interactive agency specializing in ecommerce website design, digital strategy, and user experience. Something Digital offers strategic, creative solutions that help clients grow their business.
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closed 9/30/2020 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Community of Companies, acquired Stripe Theory

synopsis: Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) has acquired Stripe Theory, an Atlanta-based, data-fueled, strategic marketing agency. The addition of Stripe Theory will empower ACC to help its clients go beyond data to uncover insights and strategies that measurably and cost-effectively grow and protect brands.
buyer: Acceleration Community of Companies
ACC is a community of cutting-edge media, marketing, and communications companies that help clients move efficiently with their branding, marketing, and media decisions and action. ACC ensures all agencies are tech-enabled, utilizing data and analytics to drive maximum results for clients. "
target: Stripe Theory
Stripe Theory is a data-fueled digital agency delivering breakthrough insights through data automation and marketing innovation. The company uses its unique advantage in state-of-the-art research and analytics, digital technology, 360-monitoring, and deep-data analysis to protect and grow brands.
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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 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 8/12/2020 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 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 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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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 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 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Deloitte Digital, acquired Acne AB

synopsis: Deloitte Digital announced the acquisition of Acne, the award-winning European creative agency. Acne is an internationally acclaimed marketing house focusing on storytelling for brands. Acne offers creative, strategic, digital, film and photography services for a range of clients, particularly in the lifestyle and luxury retail sectors.
buyer parent: Deloitte LLP
buyer: Deloitte Digital
Deloitte Digital has created a new model for a new age — a creative digital consultancy. That means bringing together all the creative and technology capabilities, business acumen and industry insight needed to help transform clients' businesses with digital. "
target: Acne AB
Founded in 1996, Acne is an internationally acclaimed marketing house focusing on storytelling for brands. They offer creative, strategic, digital, film and photography services for a range of clients, particularly in the lifestyle and luxury retail sectors.
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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.
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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:$405.50)
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.
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announced 8/5/2014 via Market Wire

Delivery Agent, Inc., will acquire Musictoday, LLC

synopsis: Delivery Agent, Inc., the market leader in turning viewers into customers for more than 350 of the world's leading global brands, announced it has reached a definitive agreement with Live Nation Entertainment, to acquire Musictoday, a merchandise distribution company that fulfills merchandise orders for hundreds of recording artists.
buyer: Delivery Agent, Inc.
Delivery Agent is the market leader in turning TV viewers into revenue generating customers for the world's largest brands and media companies. Delivery Agent's technology allows viewers to engage with and transact directly from television through web, mobile, and advanced television applications. "
target parent: Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.
target: Musictoday, LLC
Musictoday are industry leaders in direct-to-fan ecommerce. With more than 15 years under their belts in creating sales and marketing solutions for brands, artists, labels, festivals and merchandisers. Their 150 person team is based in Crozet, Virginia.
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closed 5/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Matthew Clark, acquired Elastic

synopsis: Drinks wholesaler, Matthew Clark has announced the acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in on-trade experiential marketing agency Elastic. Elastic works with brands to implement experiential activity, live events, promotions and digital, including social media. Elastic will continue to run as an independent agency.
buyer: Matthew Clark
Matthew Clark is a national drinks wholesaler, with over 200 years' experience supplying drink products, hospitality training, labour management and marketing support to over 16,000 on-trade premises in the UK. "
target: Elastic
Elastic is a London based marketing agency that works with brands to implement experiential activity, live events, promotions and digital, including social media.
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closed 12/3/2012 via PR Web

Brand Connections, LLC, acquired Bottlerocket Marketing Group

synopsis: Brand Connections announced that it has acquired Bottlerocket Marketing Group for an undisclosed sum. Bottlerocket Marketing Group is an agency that specializes in partnership marketing, promotional, social and event marketing, with deep roots in the entertainment industry.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Brand Connections, LLC
Brand Connections is a leading marketing and media company. By accessing clients' targets through proprietary marketing and media networks, or building a custom network for their brand, they reach their audience when they have the time and the right frame of mind to engage with your brand. "
target: Bottlerocket Marketing Group
Bottlerocket Marketing Group (BRM), with offices in Manhattan and Foxboro, MA, is an award-winning agency that specializes in partnership marketing, promotional, social and event marketing, with deep roots in the entertainment industry.
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closed 5/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Asiasons Capital Group, acquired EMS Entertainment

synopsis: Asiasons Group via its Dragonrider Opportunity Fund II L.P. announced an investment of an undisclosed amount to acquire a 67% stake in EMS Holdings Pte Ltd, one of the leading entertainment exhibitors in the world. EMS has built a portfolio of highly acclaimed exhibits such as CSI: The Experience and Terracotta Army.
buyer: Asiasons Capital Group
Asiasons Capital Group is an Alternative Asset Investment and Management Group focused on Private Equity opportunities in Emerging East Asia. The Group is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Singapore and has a market capitalization of about US$260 million as at April 2012. "
target: EMS Entertainment
Started in 1993, EMS Entertainment is a multi-award winning producer of interactive exhibitions; developing, building and promoting themed blockbuster exhibits which tour internationally and attract several million visitors every year.
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closed 9/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Traffix, Inc. merged with New Motion, Inc.,

synopsis: New Motion, Inc. has completed its transaction with Traffix, Inc. pursuant to the Merger Agreement between the companies dated September 26, 2007. As a result of the closing of the transaction, Traffix, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of New Motion.
buyer: New Motion, Inc. (ATRN:$0.00)
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles. "
target: Traffix, Inc.
Traffix, Inc. is a premier interactive media company that develops its own content and builds communities tailored to consumers' specific interests and lifestyles. Its full solution marketing services group delivers media, analytics and results to third parties through its four business groups.
price ($mm)[EV]
$146 [$116]
rev ($mm)
$81
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
23.0x
announced 7/31/2006 via PR Newswire

Live Nation, will acquire Musictoday, LLC

synopsis: Live Nation a leading live event and venue management company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Musictoday, a world leader in connecting artists directly to their fans through online fan clubs, artist e-commerce and fulfillment, VIP packaging and artist fan club and secondary market ticketing.
buyer: Live Nation (LYV:$4,513.24)
Live Nation's mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 16,000 concerts. "
target: Musictoday, LLC
Founded in 2000 by Coran Capshaw, Musictoday was born out of the need to create direct artist-to-fan e-commerce tools for artists he managed. In a very short time, Musictoday's roster has grown to over 500 clients, including Dave Matthews Band, the Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, and etc.
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