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closed 2/11/2021 via Company Press Release

WPP Group, plc, acquired DTI Digital

synopsis: WPP announced that it has acquired DTI Digital (DTI), a leading Brazilian digital innovation and software engineering company. DTI’s digital solutions help clients become more efficient, digitalized and fully connected to their customers.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,321.00)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: DTI Digital
DTI Digital (DTI) is a leading Brazilian digital innovation and software engineering company. DTI’s digital solutions help clients become more efficient, digitalized and fully connected to their customers.
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announced 1/14/2021 via BusinessWire

Core BTS, will acquire Skyline Technologies

synopsis: Core BTS, a leading IT solutions and managed services provider, will acquire Skyline Technologies, an IT consulting firm that specializes in Microsoft cloud consulting, data analytics, and app development. Skyline offers services for cloud solutions, Office 365, SharePoint, custom software development, and more.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Core BTS
Core BTS is a technology solution provider focused on customer-centric software, technology, and IT infrastructure services to corporate and public-sector clients. Core BTS solves complex business needs across cloud transformation, networking, collaboration, security, and data center infrastructure."
target: Skyline Technologies
Skyline Technologies is an IT consulting firm that specializes in Microsoft cloud consulting, data analytics, and app development. Skyline helps businesses to convert ideas into great products. They offer services for cloud solutions, Office 365, SharePoint, custom software development, and more.
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closed 12/9/2020 via PR Newswire

3Pillar Global, acquired Tiempo Development

synopsis: 3Pillar Global, a leading developer of innovative digital products, has acquired Tiempo Development, a software development firm. With three digital delivery centers across Mexico, the acquisition of Tiempo augments 3Pillar's global footprint and enables enhanced data science, analytics, IoT, and cloud services.
buyer: 3Pillar Global
3Pillar Global builds software products that power digital businesses. 3Pillar delivers value-generating, digital solutions with specialized product strategy and management, user experience design, as well as software and data engineering expertise across mobile, cloud, and disruptive technologies. "
target: Tiempo Development
Tiempo is widely recognized as one of the leading software engineering companies in the US. Using a combination of nearshore engineering resources, high-performance teams, and relentless focus on client outcomes, Tiempo designs, builds and deploys software that makes lives better.
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announced 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Arribatec AS, will acquire Innit AS

synopsis: Oslo-based Arribatec AS will acquire Innit AS as part of its strategy to create a leading Solution as a Service (SolaaS) company through organic growth and accretive acquisitions. Headquartered in Hamar, Norway, Innit helps customers to discover, create, and take care of digital business opportunities by using modern DevOps frameworks.
buyer: Arribatec AS (OB:ARR:$0.00)
Arribatec is a software and consulting company headquartered in Oslo. With a customer centric engagement model, combined with a deep system, integration, and domain competence, Arribatec builds long term strategic partnership with a broad customer base. "
target: Innit AS
Innit, headquartered in Hamar, Norway, helps customers to discover, create, and take care of digital business opportunities by using modern DevOps frameworks. Through a combination of hybrid and public cloud, Innit offers a proven IT and development platform to deliver high-quality services.
price ($mm)
$6.56
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$8
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$1
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12.2x
closed 10/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Dynamo Development, acquired Dynamo Development

synopsis: Dynamo Development, a software development company specializing in custom software solutions, announced that Dmitry Grinberg, its founder and president, has reclaimed full independent ownership of the company. Dynamo Development will continue its growth as a software development and consulting company helping its clients to grow their businesses.
buyer: Dynamo Development
Dynamo Development is a leading consulting company specializing in custom software solutions and the top choice for start-up and midsize companies to meet their technology needs. The company combines offshore developers with US-based project management to deliver optimal results. "
target parent: seriesOne, Inc.
target: Dynamo Development
Dynamo Development is a leading consulting company specializing in custom software solutions and the top choice for start-up and midsize companies to meet their technology needs. The company combines offshore developers with US-based project management to deliver optimal results.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Innova Capital, acquired STX Next sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Innova Capital acquires a majority stake in STX Next sp. z o.o. The founder of STX Next, Mr. Maciej Dziergwa, will remain CEO of STX Next and a minority shareholder of the company. STX NEXT is the largest software house in Europe specialising in designing and creating digital solutions in the Python programming language.
buyer: Innova Capital
Innova Capital is a leading private equity fund in Central Europe with a commitment to mid-market buyouts. Since its establishment in 1994, Innova has invested over EUR 900 million in over 50 companies and across 10 countries in the region. "
target: STX Next sp. z o.o.
STX NEXT is the largest software house in Europe specialising in designing and creating digital solutions in the Python programming language. The company has been operating since 2005 and cooperates with over 330 people through 5 offices in Poland.
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closed 9/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Studer Family Office, acquired NSM Engineering AG

synopsis: Studer Family Office has bought NSM Holding (NSM Engineering), a Swiss software engineering company with headquarters in Zurich and with its own nearshore development centers in Serbia (Belgrade, Nis) and Romania. They are experienced professionals of solution architects, engineers and project managers dedicated to creating IT value for clients.
buyer: Studer Family Office
Studer Family Office AG manages and invests the assets of the Studer family and dear friends. They secure their assets, holistically and yield-oriented for future generations. They are independent in spirit and action and their actions promote a positive impact on society and the environment. "
target: NSM Engineering AG
NSM Engineering is a Swiss software engineering company with headquarters in Zurich and with its own nearshore development centers in Serbia (Belgrade, Nis) and Romania. Experienced professionals of solution architects, engineers and project managers dedicated to creating IT value for clients.
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closed 8/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Endava, acquired Comtrade Digital Services

synopsis: Endava plc has announced the acquisition of the Comtrade Digital Services business from Comtrade Group B.V. Comtrade Digital Services is a provider of strategic software engineering services and solutions and serves clients predominantly in the European Union but also elsewhere in Europe and in the United States.
buyer: Endava (NYSE:DAVA:$528.76)
UK-based Endava is a leading technology services provider and helps accelerate disruption by delivering rapid evolution to enterprises. Endava helps clients become digital, experience-driven businesses by assisting them with the development and deployment of products, platforms, and solutions. "
target parent: Comtrade Group
target: Comtrade Digital Services
Comtrade Digital Services, with its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and delivery centers across the Adriatic, is a provider of strategic software engineering services and solutions and serves clients predominantly in the European Union but also elsewhere in Europe and in the United States.
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$71
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closed 8/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

3Pillar Global, acquired Isthmus Software

synopsis: American software engineering firm 3Pillar Global has acquired its Costa Rican rival Isthmus Software in an apparent move aimed at bolstering its agile software development services. Founded in 2003, Isthmus has employed around 200 professionals across two delivery centers in Costa Rica, with its roster of clients including the likes of Walmart.
buyer: 3Pillar Global
Founded in 2006, Three Pillar Global is a trusted, high-growth software product development company providing solutions for today's expanding mobile environment. The company offers solutions expertise in the areas of mobile, SaaS enablement and product. "
target: Isthmus Software
Isthmus is a nearshore software development company headquartered in San José, Costa Rica. They combine business domain knowledge, proven agile methodologies, and the use of market-aligned technologies to deliver high-quality software for clients in the U.S.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Source Capital, LLC, acquired BlueAlly

synopsis: Source Capital, a private investment firm focused on providing flexible equity and debt capital to lower middle-market companies, has acquired BlueAlly Technology Solutions, a cloud infrastructure and managed services provider. The partnership will allow BlueAlly to accelerate its growth in infrastructure automation and managed security services.
buyer: Source Capital, LLC
Source Capital, LLC is a private equity firm that invests in mature, lower middle-market companies across a range of industries. Source Capital’s investment strategy targets growing companies with greater than $2 million in EBITDA seeking a growth-oriented partner. "
target parent: Trianz, Inc.
target: BlueAlly
BlueAlly is a leading provider of cloud infrastructure and managed services. BlueAlly’s services span the entire technology life cycle, from initial design and implementation to on-going managed security and infrastructure services.
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announced 7/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Wipro Limited, will acquire IVIA Serviços de Informática Ltda.

synopsis: Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, signed an agreement to acquire Brazil based IVIA Serviços de Informática Ltda., a company that provides IT solutions including system development, maintenance, consulting and project management services to clients in different sectors.
buyer: Wipro Limited (BSE:507685:$8,249.31)
Wipro Limited, based in India, is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. The company harnesses the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics, and emerging technologies to help its clients adapt to the digital world."
target: IVIA Serviços de Informática Ltda.
Founded in 1996, IVIA provides IT solutions including system development, maintenance, consulting and project management services to clients in different sectors such as Financial Services, Transportation, Retail, Healthcare, Consumer Goods and Manufacturing in Brazil.
price ($mm)
$22
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$14
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Logistics, acquired Riptide Software Inc.

synopsis: Phoenix Logistics, Inc. (PLI), has acquired Riptide Software, Inc, a software company that develops training products and technologies for the military. The acquisition blends PLI’s services for the Department of Defense with Riptide’s Capability Maturity Model Integrated, Maturity Level 4 (CMMI ML 4) Software Development capabilities.
buyer: Phoenix Logistics
Phoenix Logistics is a privately owned aerospace and defense company that solves technical and programmatic problems related to aerospace design and manufacturing and delivery of critical infrastructure. The company provides a range of products and services, as well as simulation and training. "
target: Riptide Software Inc.
Riptide Software is one of the leading providers of training technologies and solutions to the military. The company offers its clients full lifecycle computer systems and software engineering capabilities, innovative E-Learning solutions, and effectual program management.
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closed 4/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Var Group S.p.A., acquired Zero12

synopsis: Var Group, an Italian leading company specialized in provisioning IT services and solutions to the Enterprise and SME segments, is acquiring 55% of Zero12 S.r.l., a company that provides IT consultancy services in software development, web development, Microsoft, AWS, and more. The company is based in Carmignano Di Brenta, Italy.
buyer parent: Sesa S.p.A.
buyer: Var Group S.p.A.
Var Group is an Italian leading company specialised in provisioning IT services and solutions to the Enterprise and SME segments. They help improve processes, optimize costs, create new products and services, be present in new markets, and grow businesses. "
target: Zero12
Zero12 S.r.l. provides IT consultancy services in software development, web development, Microsoft, AWS, and more. The company is based in Carmignano Di Brenta, Italy.
price ($mm)
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$2
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$1
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closed 4/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Recruit Rooster, acquired RocketBuild

synopsis: Recruit Rooster, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DirectEmployers Association, has acquired RocketBuild, a custom software development company that provides technology solutions for innovative brands. RocketBuild partners with organizations to develop business critical applications, websites, and complex integrations.
buyer parent: DirectEmployers Association
buyer: Recruit Rooster
Recruit Rooster is a wholly owned subsidiary of DirectEmployers Association that is expanding recruitment marketing and creative services to offer new tools to win the best candidates. They offer services including career site design, photography, video content and accessibility services. "
target: RocketBuild
RocketBuild is a custom software development company that provides technology solutions for innovative brands. RocketBuild partners with organizations to develop business critical applications, websites, and complex integrations.
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closed 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

MercadoLibre, acquired Lagash

synopsis: Mercado Libre, Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company, has acquired Lagash, a software development startup based in Argentina. They provide innovative software solutions that allow their clients to develop and position themselves as leaders in their market.
buyer: MercadoLibre (MELI:$2,296.31)
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mercado Libre is Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company. Through its primary platforms it provides solutions to individuals and companies buying, selling, advertising, and paying for goods online. "
target: Lagash
Lagash is a software development startup based in Argentina. They provide innovative software solutions that allow their clients to develop and position themselves as leaders in their market.
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closed 12/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

VendEngine, acquired Sherrod Computers

synopsis: VendEngine, a cloud-based FinTech provider focused on the corrections industry, has acquired software development company, Sherrod Computers. Sherrod Computers provides a variety of software programming and software for service solutions to a multitude of companies across the corrections, fintech, health care and logistics industries.
buyer: VendEngine
VendEngine provides one of the most sophisticated, cloud-based inmate commissary, vending management and electronic payment systems to the corrections industry. "
target: Sherrod Computers
Sherrod Computers, a Murfreesboro-based software development firm founded in 2001, provides a variety of software programming and software for service solutions to a multitude of companies across the corrections, fintech, health care and logistics industries.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BusinessWire

Joyce Durst, acquired Growth Acceleration Partners

synopsis: Growth Acceleration Partners (GAP), a continuous software delivery partner, has been acquired by Co-Founder, Joyce Durst. Growth Acceleration Partners (GAP) is the leading nearshore software development company that partners with US-based clients to develop custom software applications.
buyer: Joyce Durst
Joyce Durst leverages 30 years of software industry experience to lead double-digit growth and profitability at Growth Acceleration Partners while inspiring all those who work with her. "
target: Growth Acceleration Partners
Growth Acceleration Partners (GAP) is the leading nearshore software development company that partners with US-based clients to develop custom software applications. Based in Austin, TX, GAP has its software development centers in Costa Rica and Colombia.
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announced 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Globe Telecom, will acquire Yondu

synopsis: Globe Telecom, a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, is buying back 51% of Yondu from Xurpas. Yondu is an IT outsourcing and mobile services company based in the Philippines.
buyer: Globe Telecom (PSE:GLO:$3,376.68)
Globe Telecom is a leading full service telecommunications company in the Philippines, serving the needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connections, internet and managed services. "
target parent: Xurpas Inc.
target: Yondu
Yondu is an IT outsourcing and mobile services company established in 2001 that provides software development, IT staffing and mobile services to companies in the pharmaceutical, banking, BPO, telecommunications and manufacturing industries, among others.
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$9.62*
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closed 3/13/2019 via PR Newswire

seriesOne, Inc., acquired Dynamo Development

synopsis: seriesOne Inc., a leading global digital security fundraising platform led by leaders, announced its acquisition of Dynamo Development, a custom software development company with a mature engineering team based in the Ukraine.
buyer: seriesOne, Inc.
seriesOne is an SEC compliant crowdfunding portal designed to liberate corporate finance from the big banks and corporate elites that have historically dominated the space. What this means for businesses and entrepreneurs is access to capital they’ve never had before. "
target: Dynamo Development
Dynamo Development is a leading provider of custom software development and consulting services to clients in every industry. They have delivered hundreds of software products and solutions to their clients using the best architects, designers, developers/engineers, project managers, and testers.
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closed 2/14/2018 via PR Newswire

Catalyte, acquired Surge, LLC

synopsis: Catalyte has become one of the largest American software engineering services companies with the acquisition of software development and consulting service company Surge. Surge is an onshore provider of custom web, cloud, mobile, digital and desktop software development and consulting services to clients in every industry.
buyer: Catalyte
Catalyte advances human potential for the digital economy. They use AI to identify any individual with the innate potential and cognitive ability to be a great software developer. Catalyte has created a diverse and US-based technology workforce to help companies scale software innovation. "
target: Surge, LLC
Surge is an onshore provider of custom web, cloud, mobile, digital and desktop software development and consulting services to clients in every industry. Surge has successfully delivered hundreds of software products, apps and solutions to its clients using a proven agile/scrum development process.
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closed 2/11/2021 via Company Press Release

WPP Group, plc, acquired DTI Digital

synopsis: WPP announced that it has acquired DTI Digital (DTI), a leading Brazilian digital innovation and software engineering company. DTI’s digital solutions help clients become more efficient, digitalized and fully connected to their customers.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,321.00)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: DTI Digital
DTI Digital (DTI) is a leading Brazilian digital innovation and software engineering company. DTI’s digital solutions help clients become more efficient, digitalized and fully connected to their customers.
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closed 2/11/2021 via Company Press Release

WPP Group, plc, acquired DTI Digital

synopsis: WPP announced that it has acquired DTI Digital (DTI), a leading Brazilian digital innovation and software engineering company. DTI’s digital solutions help clients become more efficient, digitalized and fully connected to their customers.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,321.00)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: DTI Digital
DTI Digital (DTI) is a leading Brazilian digital innovation and software engineering company. DTI’s digital solutions help clients become more efficient, digitalized and fully connected to their customers.
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closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Wunderman Thompson, acquired Velvet Consulting

synopsis: Wunderman Thompson has acquired Velvet Consulting, a leading French customer experience consultancy. By combining marketing, data science, and technology, Velvet Consulting enables its clients to better understand and communicate with consumers to deliver business growth.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman Thompson
Wunderman Thompson exists to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy, and part technology company, Wunderman Thompson's experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience. "
target: Velvet Consulting
Velvet Consulting is a leading French customer experience consultancy. From strategy through to technology implementation, Velvet provides a fully-integrated global consulting approach to help businesses become more client-centric by combining marketing, data, digital, technology, and creativity.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

WPP AUNZ Limited, acquired Meerkats

synopsis: WPP AUNZ, the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, has acquired Western Australian-based digital and creative business solutions company Meerkats. Meerkats specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: WPP AUNZ Limited (ASX:SGN:$605.03)
WPP AUNZ is the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising nearly 5,000 people working across 60+ companies, in over 120 offices across the region. "
target: Meerkats
Meerkats is a creative agency based in Perth, Australia that specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BusinessWire

GroupM, acquired Sandtable

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading media investment company, has acquired the London based Sandtable, a data science company that specialises in behavioural analytics and advanced simulations. Sandtable is pioneering the use of simulations to understand human behaviour, explore future scenarios, and support better strategic decision making.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company. GroupM creates a competitive advantage for advertisers via its worldwide organization of media experts who deliver powerful insights on consumers and media platforms, trading expertise, market-leading brand-safe media, content, sports, and more"
target: Sandtable
Headquartered in London, Sandtable is a data science company that specialises in behavioural analytics and advanced simulations. The company uses simulations to understand human behaviour, explore future scenarios, and support better strategic decision making.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wunderman, acquired XumaK LLC

synopsis: Wunderman Thompson, a creative, data, and technology agency built to inspire growth for its clients, has acquired XumaK, a premier marketing technology consultancy. XumaK is a leading provider of Adobe Experience Manager software and services and a recognized expert in implementing performance-driven commerce solutions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency built to inspire growth for its clients. Headquartered in New York, the agency provides end-to-end solutions through creative, data, commerce, consulting and technology services at a global scale. "
target: XumaK LLC
XumaK is a premier marketing technology consultancy. As a leading provider of Adobe Experience Manager software and services, XumaK consistently manages, delivers, and optimizes experiences across every digital touchpoint and has helped notable brands digitally transform their business.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Bruin Sports Capital, acquired Two Circles Limited

synopsis: Bruin Sports Capital has announced a deal with WPP to acquire Two Circles, the award-winning consumer data analytics, sports marketing, and technology practice.
buyer: Bruin Sports Capital
After a quarter-century as a successful sports business executive, George Pyne established Bruin Sports Capital to acquire, build and invest in media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle companies. Bruin Sports Capital is quickly building impressive global platform businesses. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a sports marketing agency that uses data to help over 100 of the world’s leading sports organizations grow direct relationships with sports and fans to drive business growth.
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announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ogilvy New Zealand Limited, will acquire Ogilvy New Zealand Limited

synopsis: New Zealand advertising boss Greg Partington will buy back all shares in Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington, who currently owns a 15 per cent stake in the agency, has made a deal that will see him acquire the 85 per cent stake currently held by WPP AUNZ. Ogilvy New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest independent agency and that is proudly local.
buyer: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Greg Partington is a Managing Director at Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington is one of the most well-known advertising executives in the New Zealand local ad scene, having helped build Ogilvy into one of the biggest agencies in the country. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Ogilvy New Zealand is a fully integrated marketing communications company, with expertise in brand advertising, retail advertising, direct marketing and customer relationship management, media strategy and buying, interactive marketing, public relations, and activation.
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$6.53*
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closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Bain Capital, acquired The Kantar Group

synopsis: WPP announced that it has completed the transaction to sell 60% of Kantar to Bain Capital. Kantar is home to some the leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $105 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$2,412*
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$3,263
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$492
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1.2x
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8.2x
closed 7/4/2019 via Company Press Release

WPP Group, plc, acquired AQuest

synopsis: WPP, the world leader in communications services, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Italian technology-driven creative agency, AQuest. AQuest’s expertise includes innovative UX and UI design, production, consumer experience and activations for clients such as Gucci, Bulgari, Mercedes, Poliform and Smeg.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,321.00)
WPP is the world leader in communications services. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing; advertising & media investment management; data investment management; public relations & public affairs; brand consulting; and more. "
target: AQuest
AQuest is an Italian technology-driven creative agency that specializes in innovative UX and UI design, production, consumer experience and activations for clients such as Gucci, Bulgari, Mercedes, Poliform and Smeg. Based in Milan and Verona, it employs more than 70 people.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

EveryAction, acquired BSD Tools

synopsis: EveryAction has acquired BSD Tools, a division from Blue State Digital. BSD Tools is a digital toolset that has pioneered innovations, including one-click contributions and multi-step contribution forms. BSD Tools was behind both of President Obama’s campaigns and has helped power nonprofits, advocacy groups, political campaigns, and brands.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: EveryAction
EveryAction has grown into one of the largest growing providers of Digital, Fundraising, and Organizing Software as a Service tools to nonprofits and progressive campaigns. EveryAction clients raise billions of dollars annually, engage with millions of donors, and recruit millions of supporters. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: BSD Tools
BSD Tools is a digital toolset that has pioneered innovations, including one-click contributions and multi-step contribution forms. BSD Tools was the digital platform behind both of President Obama’s campaigns and has helped power nonprofits, advocacy groups, political campaigns, and brands.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Picture Shop Post, acquired The Farm

synopsis: Picture Shop, a company that provides post production and visual effects service to feature and television companies, has acquired The Farm, UK's largest post production and studio services Group. The Farm has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
buyer parent: Five Crowns Capital, LLC
buyer: Picture Shop Post
Picture Shop Post is a company that provides post production service to feature and television companies. Picture Shop Post specializes in visual effects and provides a unique vision to client projects. They are equipped with the latest technology in order to provide the highest quality of service. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Farm
The Farm is the UK's largest post production and studio services Group. It has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
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announced 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Grey Group, will acquire Autumn Worldwide

synopsis: Grey Group, a WPP company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Autumn Worldwide, a leading independent social media and digital marketing agency, based in India. They provide a multitude of services, including digital & social media campaigns, influencer & blogger marketing, online reputation management, content marketing and more.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Group
Grey Group, a subsidiary of WPP, ranks among the largest global communications companies.The agency serves a blue-chip client roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Canon, 3M and Boehringer Ingelheim. "
target: Autumn Worldwide
Autumn Worldwide is a leading independent social media and digital marketing agency, based in India. They provide a multitude of services, including digital & social media campaigns, influencer & blogger marketing, online reputation management, content marketing and more.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wunderman, acquired Emark

synopsis: WPP's wholly owned global digital agency, Wunderman, has acquired a majority stake in Emark, a marketing technology performance company. Emark delivers Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Service Cloud, DMP, and advertising technology such as Facebook Advertising and Google Ads.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman is creatively driven and data inspired. A leading global digital agency, Wunderman combines creativity and data into work that inspires consumers to take action and delivers results for brands. They use data and analytics to identify ideas that inform creative campaigns. "
target: Emark
Emark is a marketing technology performance company. Emark delivers Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Service Cloud, DMP, and advertising technology such as Facebook Advertising and Google Ads, as a single, integrated solution.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Wunderman Commerce, acquired 2Sales International S.A.

synopsis: Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and a WPP company, announced that it has acquired 2Sales International S.A., an ecommerce consulting agency that supports global brands in building their business on Amazon and other online marketplaces.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman Commerce
Wunderman Commerce is a global eCommerce consultancy that brings strategic clarity, technical know-how and creative inspiration to help retailers, manufacturers, and brands deliver winning commerce capabilities across all major digital commerce channels. "
target: 2Sales International S.A.
2Sales International is an ecommerce consulting agency that supports global brands in building their business on Amazon and other online marketplaces. 2Sales, based in Luxembourg, is a one-stop Amazon solution that utilises automated processes to optimise content generation, sales and promotions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Burson-Marsteller, acquired Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group

synopsis: BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency and a WPP company, announced it has acquired Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group (HZ), one of the largest independent, digitally driven, integrated creative agencies in the U.S.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Burson-Marsteller
Burson-Marsteller is a leading global strategic communications and public relations firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. "
target: Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group
Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group (HZ) is a fully integrated creative agency specializing in branding, marketing, content, and digital. Known for employing a wide range of award-winning online and offline directives, their capabilities live at the intersection of design, storytelling and technology.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Data Action, acquired Fusion Digital Pty Ltd

synopsis: Banking technology firm Data Action (DA) is building upon its close relationship with digital agency FUSION, announcing the acquisition of a significant shareholding in the digital agency.
buyer: Data Action
Data Action is a specialist software and services provider to the financial services industry. With an API-driven core banking platform securely hosted and offered, "as-a-service" in a private cloud, its solutions can scale with clients’ needs, offering flexibility alongside market-leading features."
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Fusion Digital Pty Ltd
FUSION is a pioneering digital agency with a specialisation in financial services and adjacent industries. The agency’s service offer includes digital strategy, design sprints, UX design and testing, data led growth marketing, in-house digital-build capabilities across web, mobile & voice and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Wunderman Commerce, acquired Gorilla Commerce

synopsis: Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and a WPP company, announced that it has acquired Gorilla Group, an award-winning commerce agency that provides end-to-end experience-driven commerce solutions and services. Gorilla Group will become part of Wunderman's growing global commerce offering, Wunderman Commerce.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman Commerce
Wunderman Commerce is a global eCommerce consultancy that brings strategic clarity, technical know-how and creative inspiration to help retailers, manufacturers, and brands deliver winning commerce capabilities across all major digital commerce channels. "
target: Gorilla Commerce
Gorilla Group is an award-winning commerce agency that provides end-to-end experience-driven commerce solutions and services. Gorilla Group creates high-performing commerce solutions that enable clients to successfully evolve and compete in the digital economy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading media investment group, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. from Madhouse Inc., a mobile ad platform company in China. Madhouse India is an Indian company that focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
target: Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.
Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. is a mobile marketing agency in India. Madhouse India focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mirum, acquired KingEclient

synopsis: Mirum, a J. Walter Thompson Group business, has acquired a majority stake in Barcelona-based digital consultancy, KingEclient. KingEclient provides services including digital transformation strategy, UX, digital marketing, design, development and analytics.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Mirum
Mirum is a global digital agency. They create experiences that people want and businesses need. Mirum guides brands in business transformation, experience development and management, and commerce activation. "
target: KingEclient
KingEclient provides services including digital transformation strategy, UX, digital marketing, design, development and analytics. Founded in Barcelona in 2000, KingEclient employs around 100 digital and technology specialists, with annual revenues in excess of €10 million.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/28/2012 via PR Newswire

The SI Organization, Inc., will acquire PhaseOne Communications Inc.

synopsis: The SI Organization, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhaseOne Communications, Inc., the industry leader in providing the full range of strategic communication services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Fortune 500 clients.
buyer: The SI Organization, Inc.
The SI Organization is a leading provider of full life cycle, mission-focused systems engineering, integration and operations capabilities to the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and other agencies. "
target: PhaseOne Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in McLean, VA, PhaseOne Communications offers full service support in communications research and planning, development and evaluation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Disccomp Bhd, will acquire AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

synopsis: The Disccomp Berhad Group, a leading IT supply chain in Malaysia, has acquired AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian marketing company owned by AGVA Corporation Limited.
buyer: Disccomp Bhd
The Disccomp Group is one of the leading IT supply chain in Malaysia. Its core activities include: distribution and retailing of computer hardware, peripherals and accessories; and manufacturing and distribution of compatible and remanufactured toners and ink-cartridges. "
target parent: AGVA Corporation Ltd
target: AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd. offers marketing services. The company is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
price ($mm)
$0.36
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/7/2005 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc merged with Grey Global Group Inc.,

synopsis: WPP announces that the acquisition of Grey Global Group Inc was completed on March 7, 2005, at 9 pm New York City time in accordance with the certificate of merger filed in the U.S. pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated September 11 2004.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Global Group Inc.
Grey has evolved from a one-client, one-room agency to a $9 billion communications powerhouse. Grey Global Group is the 8th largest communications company in the world, and each of its partner companies is focused on being best in class in its particular specialty. The entrepreneurial spirit and vi "
target: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$17,321.00)
WPP is one of the world's leading communications services groups. Through its operating companies it provides a comprehensive range of communications services. These services include: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity, healthcare and specialist communications.
price ($mm)
$1,758
rev ($mm)
$1,398
EBITDA ($mm)
$139
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.6x
closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Frank PR, acquired Frank PR

synopsis: Frank, a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations, has completed a management buyout from Enero Group, taking back 100% ownership of the UK PR firm. The deal sees Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier acquire the remaining 75% held by Enero.
buyer: Frank PR
The management buyout was led by Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier. "
target parent: Enero Group Limited
target: Frank PR
Frank is a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations. They specialize in consumer PR, social media and online PR, events, experiential, content marketing, brand communication, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.16*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AMF Media Group, will acquire Connext Services

synopsis: AMF Media Group, an award-winning, full-service marketing agency, will acquire Connext, a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
buyer: AMF Media Group
AMF Media Group is a full-service agency that delivers a comprehensive and clear approach on brand strategy and marketing, public relations, crisis communications, internal communications, multimedia production, web design and development, event planning and management. "
target: Connext Services
Connext provides a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Republix, acquired tag agency

synopsis: Republix, a Canadian company that connects businesses to marketing agencies, has acquired tag, a boutique agency in Canada that serves B2C, B2B, and franchise businesses. tag specializes in a variety of disciplines, including creative, digital, social and public relations. They offer services for brand strategy, campaign development, and more.
buyer: Republix
Republix is a Canadian company that connects businesses to marketing agencies. Republix provides their portfolio companies (Citizens) with the support and operational guidance they need to grow. Their Citizens include Arcane, Erational Marketing, Integrity, Linked Intoleads, and Media Mechanics. "
target: tag agency
tag is a full-service boutique agency in Canada that serves B2C, B2B, and franchise businesses. tag specializes in a variety of disciplines, including creative, digital, social and public relations. They offer services for brand strategy, campaign development, communications planning, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Brands International, Inc, will acquire ChizComm Ltd

synopsis: Genius Brands International, Inc., a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, is to acquire ChizComm Ltd., a leading North American marketing and media agency, as well as ChizComm Beacon Media, its best-in-class media research, planning and buying division.
buyer: Genius Brands International, Inc (GNUS:$1.92)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: ChizComm Ltd
ChizComm is Canada's full-service marketing and communications agency, specializing in the strategy and execution of public relations, digital marketing, social media, and creative services. They cultivate long-lasting, impactful connections between consumers and brands across a range of industries.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2020 via BusinessWire

Sard Verbinnen & Co., acquired Oakhill Communications

synopsis: Sard Verbinnen & Co, a leading global strategic communications consultancy, has acquired the UK based communications and public affairs firm, Oakhill Communications. Oakhill provides public affairs and crisis communications advice to FTSE 100 companies, high net worth individuals, leading UK non-profits and trade groups.
buyer: Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Sard Verbinnen & Co. is an independent strategic communications firm focused on supporting companies through complex, high stakes situations affecting reputation and value, including transactions, proxy contests, IPOs, litigation and crises. "
target: Oakhill Communications
Oakhill Communications is an independent public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. Oakhill’s partners and consultants bring a wealth of experience across all aspects of strategic and crisis communications and public affairs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Seven Letter, acquired O’Neill and Associates

synopsis: O’Neill and Associates, New England’s leading public affairs and communications firm, is to combine with Seven Letter, a full-service strategic communications firm with specialties in crisis communications, creative content development, brand and reputation management, public affairs and digital strategy.
buyer: Seven Letter
Seven Letter is a full-service strategic communications firm with specialties in crisis communications, creative content development, brand and reputation management, public affairs and digital strategy. "
target: O’Neill and Associates
O’Neill and Associates is New England’s leading public affairs and communications firm that has served as the agency of choice for private and public sector companies and organizations across the United States.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Monet + Associés, acquired Brainstorming Communication

synopsis: Monet + Associés, an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement, has acquired Brainstorming, a communications consulting agency also based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies.
buyer: Monet + Associés
Monet + Associés is an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement. "
target: Brainstorming Communication
Brainstorming is a communications consulting agency based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies. They specialize in advertising, brand content, social media, editorial, operational and digital marketing, press relations, influence, and e-reputation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Venetian Media Group, acquired Frontier Advertising

synopsis: Venetian Media Group, an independent, Australian owned and operated agency group, has acquired Frontier Advertising, an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
buyer: Venetian Media Group
Venetian Media Group was founded by Mark and Michael Fishwick to deliver a collective, end-to end offering that will see the suite of brands work individually or collaboratively as needed to deliver optimum creativity for clients, beyond agency boundaries. They focus on advertising and media. "
target: Frontier Advertising
Established in 1993, Frontier Advertising is an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2020 via BusinessWire

CG Life, acquired McDAY

synopsis: CG Life, an integrated marketing and communications agency focused on life science and healthcare, has acquired McDAY, a strategic marketing communications agency. McDay provides marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
buyer: CG Life
CG Life is an integrated marketing communications agency focused on life science and healthcare. They work with biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, and tools/instrumentation companies of all sizes around the globe. CG Life builds brands and generates growth. "
target: McDAY
McDay is a strategic marketing communications firm located in Center City, Philadelphia. The McDay staff is experienced in providing marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

77Agency merged with Jakala Group S.p.A,

synopsis: Jakala, an Italian group specialized in the so-called martech, or technology applied to marketing, has acquired 77Agency, an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles.
buyer: Jakala Group S.p.A
Jakala is the first Italian Martech Company offering its customers strategic, analytics, digital and technological support by leveraging on unique assets and know-how, as well as adopting innovative models aimed at achieving measurable results. "
target: 77Agency
77Agency is an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles. 77 delivers its clients connected digital solutions; combining its services of Digital Strategy, Digital PR and Social Media, SEO, Website Design, and Development and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications, acquired MIX Public Relations

synopsis: Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications (RH Strategic) announced that it has acquired MIX PR, a boutique agency that provides communications support for a range of enterprise consumer and technology companies. Mix PR's collective experience includes M&A, organizational rebrands, high profile launches and crisis planning.
buyer: Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications
RH Strategic is a leading public relations agency based in Washington, D.C. and Seattle, specializing in brand building, thought leadership, product and company launches, reputation management, crisis management, social, digital and more. "
target: MIX Public Relations
MIX PR is a boutique agency that provides communications support for a range of enterprise consumer and technology companies. Their collective experience includes M&A, organizational rebrands, high profile launches, crisis planning as well as high-impact IT business media and analyst relations.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Angles PR will be merged with Knoodle,

synopsis: Phoenix-based advertising agency, knoodle, and public relations firm, ANGLES Communications, announced the merger of the two companies. The combined, privately-held entity will operate under the knoodle brand, offering full-service marketing-communication services.
buyer: Knoodle
Knoodle is a full-service advertising, public relations and digital agency in Phoenix, Arizona. Their philosophy begins with comprehensive strategies fueled by massive amounts of research. They specialize in branding, social media, PR and content, broadcast and video, digital marketing and more. "
target: Angles PR
ANGLES is a full-service communications agency helping organizations navigate & elevate their brand/image to stay relevant & visible. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, they excel at creating multi-faceted campaigns that span from traditional to integrated digital and social media platforms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

The CI Group, acquired Clareville

synopsis: The CI Group, a full-service communications group in the UK, has acquired Clareville, an award-winning consumer and B2B PR agency in the UK. Clareville creates integrated campaigns across, traditional, digital and social media for consumer and B2B brands and businesses.
buyer: The CI Group
The CI Group is a full-service communications group in the UK that markets and promotes brands in the B2B, B2C and B2E sectors. The CI Group specializes in events, incentives, rewards, and promotions. The group is comprised of five specialist agencies. "
target: Clareville
Clareville is an award-winning consumer and B2B PR agency in the UK. Clareville creates integrated campaigns across, traditional, digital and social media for consumer and B2B brands and businesses. The agency helps their clients to grow their brand and reach existing and new audiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Detroit’s Mort Crim Communications Inc., an integrated marketing firm, has been sold to the company’s executive team. The new principals are Christopher Heaton, Richard Donley, Todd Haight and Jennette Smith Kotila. MCCI specializes in Public & Media Relations, Social Media, Video, Web & Digital, Marketing & Advertising.
buyer: Mort Crim Communications Inc.
The executive team acquiring Mort Crim Communications Inc. includes principals Christopher Heaton, Richard Donley, Todd Haight and Jennette Smith Kotila. "
target: Mort Crim Communications Inc.
Founded in 1993 as Mort Crim Communications, Inc., (MCCI). MCCI is an award-winning integrated marketing agency that specializes in Public & Media Relations, Social Media, Video, Web & Digital, Marketing & Advertising.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Dovetail Solutions, Inc., acquired Stryker-Munley Group

synopsis: Dovetail Solutions, a premier PR, branding, crisis management, and public affairs firm based in Denver, has acquired Sacramento-based Modamedia/SMG, also known as Stryker-Munley Group, a public relations firm.
buyer: Dovetail Solutions, Inc.
Dovetail Solutions is a one-of-a-kind public relations, branding and positioning firm based in Denver. They specialize in strategic communications, crisis communications, issues management, media relations, social media, internal communications and their unique Strategic Community Investment. "
target: Stryker-Munley Group
Stryker-Munley Group was started in response to a need for high quality, high impact public relations and marketing services for not just the larger companies but also for companies with smaller budgets or who may only need public relations services on a project or short term basis.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Polyconcept, acquired ETS Express, Inc.

synopsis: Polyconcept, the world’s largest supplier of promotional products, has acquired ETS Express (ETS), the largest supplier of promotional drinkware in North America. ETS offers a broad range of aluminum, stainless steel, plastic, ceramic and glass drinkware.
buyer parent: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Polyconcept
Polyconcept is the world’s largest supplier of promotional products, operating on five continents and selling to over 100 countries around the globe. The company supplies a wide range of promotional, lifestyle and gift products to several hundred thousand companies. "
target: ETS Express, Inc.
ETS Express is the largest supplier of promotional drinkware in North America. ETS Express provides the very best in service, product selection, printing capabilities and competitive pricing for their customers. They offer a range of aluminum, stainless steel, plastic, ceramic and glass drinkware.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Footprint Consultants will be merged with Vae Solis Corporate,

synopsis: Vae Solis Corporate, a French communication strategy and crisis management consultancy, will merge with Footprint Consultants, a French strategic communications firm that guides leaders from the public and the private sectors in their strategic thinking and public presence.
buyer: Vae Solis Corporate
Vae Solis Corporate is a French communication strategy and crisis management consultancy. They advise and support companies and organizations in valuing and preserving their image and reputation. They aggregate the experiences of their experts to offer a large range of services and skills. "
target: Footprint Consultants
Headquartered in France, Footprint Consultants is a strategic communications firm. They guide leaders from the public and the private sectors in their strategic thinking and public presence, in order to clarify their corporate positioning and enhance their visibility in the public arena.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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Enterprise Development Holdings Limited is principally engaged in providing integrated business software solutions; and manufacture and sale of bare copper wires and magnet wires in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$45.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.72
EBIT ($mm)
$7.20
Net Income ($mm)
$5.49
Employees
134
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Ticker: KASE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetSol Technologies Limited
NetSol Technologies Limited
NetSol Technologies is a leading international provider of automated and IT enabled solutions catering to businesses across various verticals around the globe. Since its inception in 1995, NetSol has regimented itself being committed to deliver the best software solutions.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$23.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.40
EBIT ($mm)
$11.70
Net Income ($mm)
$11.10
Employees
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Ticker: TSXV:PGV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prodigy Ventures Inc.
Prodigy Ventures Inc.
Prodigy Ventures is an innovation company and an early stage investment opportunity in emerging technologies. The Company develops software and services with emerging technologies for digital transformation, identity and payments.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$15.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.46
EBIT ($mm)
$0.44
Net Income ($mm)
$0.30
Employees
0
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Ticker: ALLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allin Corporation
Allin Corporation
Allin Corporation is a leading provider of solutions-oriented application development and technology infrastructure consulting and systems integration services. Allin specializes in Microsoft-based technologies.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$14.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.11
EBIT ($mm)
$1.44
Net Income ($mm)
$5.03
Employees
79
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Dynitech Systems, Inc.
Dynitech Systems is an information technology provider of software, hardware and services for wholesale distributors. The mission of our results oriented team is to help our customers achieve profits with the use of first class products.
year
2007
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Ticker: TSE:4323
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Japan System Techniques Co. Ltd.
Japan System Techniques Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1973, Japan System Techniques Co., Ltd. (JAST) is a Japanese software development company. Through their subsidiaries the company provides services for system development, web development, mobile app development, search engine optimization, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$148.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.49
EBIT ($mm)
$8.15
Net Income ($mm)
$6.12
Employees
920
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Ticker: XTRA:CLIQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CLIQ Digital
CLIQ Digital
CLIQ Digital is a global interactive media specialists company. It creates interactive entertainment solutions that it distributes to consumers across television, the internet and mobile devices, allowing them and their partners access to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$81.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.78
EBIT ($mm)
$5.55
Net Income ($mm)
$3.57
Employees
100
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Ticker: TSE:3962
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change Co., Ltd
Change Co., Ltd
Based in Japan, Change Co., Ltd. provides IT and network security and solutions. They help businesses with IT consulting regarding applications and mobile products, security and communication through their business infrastructure software, and training services for IT technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.59
EBIT ($mm)
$3.42
Net Income ($mm)
$2.39
Employees
67
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Ticker: APCX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AppTech Corp
AppTech Corp
AppTech Corp is an information technology company providing cloud services and merchant processing solutions with a focus in mobile payments. Their mission is to provide industry-leading cloud services and payment processing technologies to businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MSMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Room 21 Media, Inc.
Room21 is a media group specializing in proprietary phone app development for producing and monetizing content for film, television and the web. They develop and launch social commerce platforms for healthcare, entertainment, and industrial business.
year
2017
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Ticker: OM:FRAM B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
fram^
fram^
fram^ is a leading Scandinavian-Vietnamese IT custom software development and distribution group. fram^ delivers world class IT development services to a range of small, mid, and large clients in both Southeast Asia and Northern Europe.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.10
EBIT ($mm)
$0.10
Net Income ($mm)
$0.09
Employees
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Ticker: WPP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WPP Group, plc
WPP Group, plc
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$17,321.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($2,085.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($2,449.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
101000
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Ticker: BIT:SGC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SG Company S.p.A.
SG Company S.p.A.
SG Company is an Italian company that provides live and digital communication services through its subsidiaries. SG Company provides live and digital communication services for the B2B, B2C, and BTL markets. Their companies include Sinergie, Centoeventi, Special, Twico, Lievita, Core, and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$39.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.23)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.33)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Ticker: OM:AWRD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Awardit AB (publ)
Awardit AB (publ)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.65
EBIT ($mm)
$1.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.04
Employees
0
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Ticker: BSE:539229
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Majestic MRSS
Majestic MRSS
Established in 1992, Majestic MRSS is one of Asia's largest independent full service market research firms specialized in multi-country research. They conduct various studies in Qualitative, Quantitative and Online Market Research and Market Tracking.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
$1.12
Net Income ($mm)
$0.72
Employees
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15,385.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,351.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,076.40
Net Income ($mm)
$1,146.30
Employees
77300
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,011.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$414.19
EBIT ($mm)
$322.89
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6701
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,252.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.16
EBIT ($mm)
$98.26
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5647
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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