Like ICOM Information and Communications L.P.

announced 2/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, will acquire ICOM Information and Communications L.P.

synopsis: Alliance Data has reached an agreement to acquire ICOM Information and Communication Inc. (ICOM), a leading provider of targeted list, marketing data and communication solutions for the direct response, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and over-the-counter pharmaceutical industries in North America.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS:$7,743.70)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. "
target: ICOM Information and Communications L.P.
ICOM is a top provider of high quality consumer response lists, data, communications products & analytic services. ICOM’s consumer surveys capture the purchase behaviors and intentions, health conditions, lifestyles, hobbies, interests, product ownership & demographics of North American households.
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$31
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closed 9/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnalitiQs, acquired No Ties

synopsis: AnalitiQs, a Dutch company that is specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior, has acquired No Ties, a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research.
buyer: AnalitiQs
AnalitiQs is a Dutch company that provides organizations with the insights they need to make better decisions through the clever use of data. They are specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior; people in the role of employee as well as in the role of customer. "
target: No Ties
No Ties is a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research. They use their Peil.nl database to conduct political and societal research and its inVotes platform to gather opinions on the quality of services/products of organizations.
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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
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announced 6/2/2011 via Company Press Release

Survey Sampling, Inc., will acquire Opinionology

synopsis: Survey Sampling International (SSI) and Opinionology announced that they have entered into an agreement to combine, pending regulatory approval, bringing together two of the world’s leading global providers of sampling, data collection and data analytic services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Survey Sampling, Inc.
Survey Sampling, Inc. ("SSI") is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 72 countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed access offerings. "
target: Opinionology
Since 1987, Opinionology (formerly Western Wats) has helped market researchers worldwide gather opinions from consumers and professionals. The collected information is used by business and government to increase understanding and improve our world. Opinionology is a survey research company.
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closed 8/27/2010 via PR Newswire

The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., acquired Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc.

synopsis: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc., a full service marketing research company located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, has acquired the customer base of Lein/Spiegelhoff, a field service research company also in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
buyer: The Dieringer Research Group, Inc.
Since 1974, The Dieringer Research Group (www.thedrg.com) has provided qualitative and quantitative marketing research and consulting services to companies from a wide range of industries, including: Healthcare, Insurance, Technology, Financial Services, Government, Utilities and Manufacturing. "
target: Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc.
Lein-Spiegelhoff, Inc., has a reputation based on 35 years of experience with satisfied clients. Specialties include focus groups, individual interviews, phone surveys, product placements, central location testing, ethnographic studies, mock juries, taste tests, in home interviews and music tests.
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closed 6/24/2010 via BusinessWire

uSamp, acquired DMS Insights

synopsis: uSamp, one of the world’s fastest-growing online panel and technology companies, announced the acquisition from AOL of DMS Insights, also known as Digital Marketing Services, Inc., online research experts and inventors of the patented River Sample.
buyer: uSamp
uSamp, formerly United Sample Inc., is one of the world’s fastest growing online panel companies, providing survey panelists and technology for use in market research. Founded in 2008, uSamp has 90 team members worldwide and more than 2.0 million global market research panelists. "
target parent: AOL LLC
target: DMS Insights
Founded in 1995, DMS Insights is the inventor of River SampleTM and a leader in delivering high-quality online research. Leveraging its full-service heritage, DMS provides a level of research expertise unseen in other online sample providers.
price ($mm)
$3.60
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closed 6/26/2009 via BNC Analysis

Toluna plc, acquired Greenfield Online, Inc.

synopsis: Toluna, the online research panel, has acquired the majority of the assets of Greenfield Online from Microsoft. Greenfield Online, owner of Ciao Surveys, was acquired by Microsoft in 2008. The $40 million acquisition will make Toluna the largest global supplier of online market research data, with a global market share of over 11%.
buyer: Toluna plc
Toluna plc is a leading global online market research panel and survey technology company. Toluna offers market researchers access to the world's most highly profiled, responsive and rigorously maintained online panel for sample only and full service projects. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)
$40
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announced 4/20/2009 via BusinessWire

Bain Capital Ventures, Spectrum Equity Investors, will acquire SurveyMonkey.com

synopsis: SurveyMonkey, the leading provider of online survey solutions, has announced that an investor group led by Spectrum Equity Investors and including Bain Capital Ventures has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority interest in the company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Spectrum Equity Investors
buyer: Bain Capital Ventures
Spectrum Equity Investors is one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most experienced private equity investors. They have investment professionals that have invested in more than 150 telecommunications, networking, information services, and media businesses. "
target: SurveyMonkey.com (NasdaqGS:SVMK:$276.92)
Founded in 1999, SurveyMonkey is a leading provider of online survey solutions. Every day, SurveyMonkey helps thousands of people gather the feedback they need to make more informed decisions. SurveyMonkey’s offices are located in Portland, Oregon.
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closed 9/22/2016 via BusinessWire

StellaService Inc., acquired ICC/Decision Services

synopsis: StellaService, the leader in helping companies grow through better customer service, announced the acquisition of ICC/Decision Services, a leader in successful in-store customer experience management programs including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys. This extends StellaService into in-store environments.
buyer: StellaService Inc.
StellaService helps companies grow through better service across their stores, contact centers and ecommerce fulfillment. Through a combination of software and proprietary data and insights, StellaService helps companies improve their operational and front-line team performance. "
target: ICC/Decision Services
ICC/Decision Services offers more than 37 years of hands-on experience designing and executing highly successful in-store customer experience management programs, including mystery shopping, customer intercepts and customer satisfaction surveys.
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closed 9/19/2011 via BusinessWire

Market Force Information, Inc., acquired Retail Eyes Limited

synopsis: Market Force Information, the world’s leading customer intelligence solutions company, has acquired UK-based Retail Eyes, Europe’s premier customer experience and mystery shopping provider. Retail Eyes works with over 100 of the UK and Europe’s leading retailers, restaurants and hospitality providers.
buyer: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc. is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies. "
target: Retail Eyes Limited
Retail Eyes Limited is the leading provider of customer experience improvement programs in the UK and Europe. The company provides best in class mystery shopping, customer satisfaction surveys, retail audit and in-store point of sale compliance methodologies.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$15
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0.9x
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closed 10/8/2010 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., acquired Peanut Labs, Inc.

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. announced the successful completion of its recently announced transaction to acquire Peanut Labs, Inc. ("Peanut Labs"). Effective immediately, Peanut Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of e-Rewards.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc., owns Research Now, a global online sampling and online data collection company, recognized for delivering high-quality panelists, high response rates, and industry-leading panel retention rates. "
target: Peanut Labs, Inc.
Peanut Labs enables companies to gather quality data for market research by embedding surveys into a large and diverse population of social media sites. Peanut Labs has grown its respondent pool from 20 million consumers in 2007 to over 240 million consumers to date.
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announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

ShareTracker, will acquire Centris Marketing Science

synopsis: Sharetracker, the largest U.S. market research company dedicated to telecom market share and Flowshare measurement products and analytics, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the market share and FlowShare firm, Centris Marketing Science. ShareTracker will acquire the Centris National Model and its team.
buyer: ShareTracker
ShareTracker (www.sharetracker.net), formed in 2003, is the leading provider of market and FlowShare measurement solutions to the communications industry. The company has more than 50 employees in offices spread across 14 states throughout the U.S. "
target parent: AUS
target: Centris Marketing Science
Centris Marketing Science is a specialized marketing analytics firm that provides ongoing survey programs and econometric modeling services to the communications and entertainment industries. Centris focuses on consumer behavior in the voice, video and data markets.
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closed 9/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Maritz Research, Inc., acquired Imagin AG

synopsis: Maritz Research, one of the world’s largest marketing research firms, is acquiring the consultancy company Imagin AG, a German-based marketing research company specializing in stakeholder-feedback management. Imagin is one of the leading German consultancy companies for customer feedback management and CRM solutions.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Research, Inc.
As one of the world’s largest marketing research firms, Maritz Research, a unit of Maritz, helps many of today’s most successful companies improve performance through a deep understanding of their customers, employees and channel partners. "
target: Imagin AG
Imagin is one of the leading German consultancy companies for customer feedback management and CRM solutions. Its main focal points are the establishment of customer orientation within company strategies, increasing customer loyalty and satisfaction, as well as the customer value.
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closed 3/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Market Force Information, Inc., acquired Tell Us About Us Inc.

synopsis: Market Force Information, a leading customer intelligence solutions company, has acquired Tell Us About Us (TUAU), a leader in customer experience measurement and Canada’s largest customer intelligence solution provider. The addition of TUAU will bolster its Customer Intelligence suite with more in-depth customer feedback solutions and expertise.
buyer: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc. is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies. "
target: Tell Us About Us Inc.
Tell Us About Us helps businesses strategically focus on customer and operational feedback as a critical success factor to drive long-term growth and profitability.
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announced 5/6/2010 via BusinessWire

Corporate Executive Board, will acquire Iconoculture Inc.

synopsis: The Corporate Executive Board announced that it has a agreement to acquire Iconoculture. The combined organization will strengthen the Corporate Executive Board’s footprint in the marketing function and provide marketing professionals and brand executives with a comprehensive view of the trends and values that influence consumer behavior.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
The Corporate Executive Board is the premier, network-based knowledge resource, providing the world's leading executives with the authoritative and timely guidance needed to excel in their roles, take decisive action and improve company performance. "
target: Iconoculture Inc.
Iconoculture, the leading global consumer research and advisory company, delivers the most comprehensive consumer insights — quickly and more cost effectively — to Fortune 1000 corporations and agencies.
price ($mm)
$9.00
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
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closed 7/1/2019 via Company Press Release

SPH Analytics, acquired DSS Research

synopsis: SPH Analytics has acquired DSS Research, creating the nation’s premier member experience measurement and analytics firm. DSS Research is a survey research firm that works with health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations, and more to uncover insights about their business through survey research and advanced analytics.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: SPH Analytics
SPH Analytics, a leader in healthcare analytics and population health management, empowers clients to analyze and interpret their clinical, financial, and consumer experience data to maximize their performance. SPH’s solutions include Population Care, Population Value, and Population Engage. "
target: DSS Research
DSS Research is a survey research firm that works with more than 1,000 health plans, hospitals, accountable care organizations, home health agencies, dialysis centers, and Hospices to uncover insights about their business through survey research and advanced analytics.
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announced 6/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Ares Management, L.P., Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a provider of safety, quality, patient experience and workforce engagement solutions for healthcare organizations, will be acquired by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and affiliates of Ares Management Corporation. Press Ganey offers a suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES:$1,169.57)
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams and founders to invest in market-leading companies. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
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closed 11/4/2016 via PR Newswire

ReverbNation, acquired Audiokite

synopsis: ReverbNation announced that they have acquired Audiokite, a company whose research platform enables musicians to have their music reviewed by some of the world's most ardent music fans. The acquisition of Audiokite will allow ReverbNation to strengthen the relationship between its Curation-at-scale capabilities and its artist-to-fan initiatives.
buyer: ReverbNation
ReverbNation is the global leader in empowering independent Artists to advance their careers. With the company's Artist Development group along with its industry-leading talent identification capability, ReverbNation is positioned to play a pivotal role in the next generation of successful Artists. "
target: Audiokite
Built in 2014 by Alex Jae Mitchell and Dave Marcello, Audiokite research has verified more than 10,000 high-quality reviewers – music superfans in the U.S. - who have answered over 500,000 surveys on behalf of thousands of musicians and labels from all over the world.
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closed 10/21/2016 via BusinessWire

EQT, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations; Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity group EQT. Under the terms, Press Ganey shareholders will receive $40.50 in cash for each share of common stock.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$561.47)
EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately EUR 29 billion in raised capital. EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,234 [$2,370]
rev ($mm)
$344
EBITDA ($mm)
$105
EV / rev
6.9x
EV / EBITDA
22.7x
closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Bivarus, Inc., acquired The Jackson Group, Inc.

synopsis: Bivarus, Inc., a patient experience analytics company, announced that it has acquired The Jackson Group, Inc., a leading healthcare-focused measurement and consulting firm. The acquisition expands Bivarus’s offerings to capture and operationalize patient and employee insights for healthcare organizations.
buyer: Bivarus, Inc.
Bivarus brings a new science for measuring continuous quality improvement (CQI) and the patient experience to hospital-based outpatient service lines, community-based clinics, and large group practices. Their analytics platform gives healthcare leaders relevant data around patient experience. "
target: The Jackson Group, Inc.
The Jackson Group, Inc. commits itself and its resources to helping organizations through a wide array of solutions including employee surveys, customer satisfaction surveys, exit surveys, and community perceptions assessments.
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announced 2/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, will acquire ICOM Information and Communications L.P.

synopsis: Alliance Data has reached an agreement to acquire ICOM Information and Communication Inc. (ICOM), a leading provider of targeted list, marketing data and communication solutions for the direct response, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and over-the-counter pharmaceutical industries in North America.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS:$7,743.70)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. "
target: ICOM Information and Communications L.P.
ICOM is a top provider of high quality consumer response lists, data, communications products & analytic services. ICOM’s consumer surveys capture the purchase behaviors and intentions, health conditions, lifestyles, hobbies, interests, product ownership & demographics of North American households.
price ($mm)
$31
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., acquired Blispay

synopsis: Blispay, a financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing, has been acquired by Alliance Data, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$7,743.70)
Alliance Data® Systems (ADS) and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. ADS creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Blispay
Blispay is a financial technology company pioneering the next generation of point-of-sale financing. Blispay is an everyday financing solution that customers deserve and merchants need.
price ($mm)
$7.70
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announced 4/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Epsilon

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, is to acquire Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing innovator, from Alliance Data. Epsilson provides unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights and world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
price ($mm)
$4,400
rev ($mm)
$1,900
EBITDA ($mm)
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2.3x
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closed 12/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Alliance Data Systems, Inc., acquired Conversant, Inc.

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, has acquired Conversant, Inc. Conversant, which will operate under Epsilon, establishes a unique end-to-end marketing services company that will empower clients to more effectively market to their customers across all channels.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems, Inc. (ADS:$7,743.70)
Alliance Data® and its combined businesses is a leading global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. The Company creates and deploys customized solutions, enhancing the critical customer marketing experience. "
target: Conversant, Inc. (VCLK:$593.84)
Conversant, Inc. is the leader in personalized digital marketing. Conversant helps the world’s biggest companies grow by creating personalized experiences that deliver higher returns for brands and greater satisfaction for people.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,355 [$2,336]
rev ($mm)
$594
EBITDA ($mm)
$198
EV / rev
4.0x
EV / EBITDA
12.0x
announced 11/5/2013 via PR Newswire

LoyaltyOne, Inc., will acquire Brand Loyalty International

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions, announced that it has reached an agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, for its LoyaltyOne business to take a 60% ownership stake in Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty. BrandLoyalty is one of the world's leading loyalty consultants to the (food) retail sector.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
buyer: LoyaltyOne, Inc.
LoyaltyOne, Inc. is a global provider of loyalty strategy and programs, customer analytics and relationship marketing services. Its roster of clients includes leading businesses and brands in multiple sectors such as retail, banking, manufacturing, government, natural resources and utilities. "
target parent: IceMobile B.V.
target: Brand Loyalty International
BrandLoyalty is one of the world's leading loyalty consultants to the (food) retail sector. The company designs, organises, implements and evaluates innovative, short- to medium-term, tailor-made loyalty concepts for food retailers worldwide.
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$360*
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closed 12/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Epsilon, acquired Hyper Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: Hyper Marketing Inc., an integrated performance marketing agency network and portfolio company of Lake Capital Partners II, has been acquired by Alliance Data Systems Corporation. Hyper Marketing is a global company and the largest independent marketing-services network in North America.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
buyer: Epsilon
Alliance Data Systems Corporation and its combined businesses is North America's largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. "
target parent: Lake Capital
target: Hyper Marketing, Inc.
Hyper Marketing is a global company and the largest independent marketing-services network in North America. The company has 1,100 employees in 23 offices, with expertise in digital, direct, data, promotions, shopper marketing, Hispanic, and media buying and planning.
price ($mm)
$452
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closed 6/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired Aspen Marketing Services

synopsis: Epsilon announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Aspen Marketing Services. The largest privately held marketing services agency in the United States, Aspen specializes in a full range of digital and direct marketing services, and advanced analytics to perform data-driven customer acquisition and retention campaigns.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is the industry's leading marketing services firm, with a broad array of data-driven, multichannel marketing solutions that leverage consumer insight to help brands deepen their relationships with customers. "
target parent: D.E. Shaw & Co.
target: Aspen Marketing Services
Founded in 1986, Aspen Marketing Services is the largest privately held marketing services agency in the United States. Clients benefit from Aspen's comprehensive portfolio of in-house marketing capabilities, including digital marketing, direct marketing, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$359 [$346]
rev ($mm)
$250
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 7/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., purchased Direct Marketing Services from Equifax, Inc.

synopsis: Equifax Inc. announced it has completed the previously announced sale of assets of its Direct Marketing Services division to Alliance Data Systems for gross proceeds of $117 million, subject to certain adjustments.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. "
seller: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$3,415.20)
Equifax is a global leader in information technology that enables and secures global commerce with consumers and businesses. The company is one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data.
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announced 5/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., will acquire Alliance Data’s Network Services

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, a leading provider of credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll, check management and payment services, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Network Services business of Alliance Data Systems Corporation.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll and payment solutions to more than 150,000 small and mid-sized businesses nationwide. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
target: Alliance Data’s Network Services
Alliance Data's Network Services business is a leading provider of payment processing solutions, serving a variety of industries such as petroleum, convenience store, parking and retail. Services include payment processing, prepaid services, POS terminal and merchant bankcard services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$76 [$76]
rev ($mm)
$126
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
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0.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
cancelled 4/1/2008 via Reuters

Blackstone Group LP, cancelled an acquisition of Alliance Data Systems Corporation

synopsis: Blackstone agreed to a $6.76 billion deal to buy Alliance Data (ADS) in May 2007, but the deal collapsed in April 2008.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
The Blackstone Group, a private investment bank with offices in New York and London, was founded in 1985. The firm has raised a total of approximately $23 billion for alternative asset investing since its formation, $14 billion of which has been for private equity investing. "
target: Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS:$7,743.70)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies.
price ($mm)
$7,934
rev ($mm)
$2,071
EBITDA ($mm)
$493
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
16.1x
closed 2/1/2007 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired Abacus

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, announced that its Epsilon unit has agreed to acquire Abacus, a division of DoubleClick Inc.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Abacus
Abacus is the leading provider of cooperative data, data management and analytical services for direct marketing. Abacus provides the insight and capabilities that enable marketers to create, build and maintain profitable relationships with their customers, regardless of channel.
price ($mm)
$435
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closed 10/31/2006 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired CPC Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, announced that its Epsilon unit has agreed to acquire CPC Associates, Inc., a premier provider of data products used to increase effectiveness of direct-response marketing programs for a variety of business sectors.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships. "
target parent: Kinderhook Industries
target: CPC Associates, Inc.
CPC Associates, Inc. is a data company servicing the direct mail industry as a mailing list compiler, mailing list broker and mailing list manager. The Company is an industry leader and original compiler of new mover data.
price ($mm)
$70
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closed 4/30/2006 via

Epsilon Data Management, Inc., acquired DoubleClick Email Solutions

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation, a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, today announced that through its Epsilon business, it has reached an agreement to acquire DoubleClick Email Solutions, an operating unit of DoubleClick Inc.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems Corporation
buyer: Epsilon Data Management, Inc.
Epsilon is a leading provider of multi-channel marketing services, technologies and database solutions. Through its combination of client-centric marketing solutions, Epsilon helps leading companies understand, measure, manage and optimize their customer relationships. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: DoubleClick Email Solutions
DoubleClick E-mail Solutions delivers the most complete and flexible e-mail products and services to more than 400 companies globally.
price ($mm)
$90
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Alliance Data Systems Corporation, will acquire ICOM Information and Communications L.P.

synopsis: Alliance Data has reached an agreement to acquire ICOM Information and Communication Inc. (ICOM), a leading provider of targeted list, marketing data and communication solutions for the direct response, consumer packaged goods (CPG) and over-the-counter pharmaceutical industries in North America.
buyer: Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS:$7,743.70)
Alliance Data Systems Corporation is a leading provider of transaction services, credit services and marketing services, managing over 105 million consumer relationships for some of North America's most recognizable companies. "
target: ICOM Information and Communications L.P.
ICOM is a top provider of high quality consumer response lists, data, communications products & analytic services. ICOM’s consumer surveys capture the purchase behaviors and intentions, health conditions, lifestyles, hobbies, interests, product ownership & demographics of North American households.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Awardit AB (publ), will acquire Market2Member AB

synopsis: Awardit, a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden, will acquire Market2Member, a Swedish provider of loyalty solutions. Based on a SaaS model, Market2Member operates loyalty and bonus programs for partners, such as credit card companies, banks and membership clubs.
buyer: Awardit AB (publ) (OM:AWRD:$24.50)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies. "
target: Market2Member AB
Market2Member is a Swedish provider of loyalty solutions. Based on a SaaS model, Market2Member operates loyalty and bonus programs for partners, such as credit card companies, banks and membership clubs. Their platform allows users to offer cash rewards from a network of over 500 merchants.
price ($mm)
$0.99
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Blackhawk Network, Inc., will acquire Edge Loyalty Systems

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a company that delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives, will be acquiring Edge Loyalty Systems, a leading Australian sales promotions and loyalty based incentive technology business.
buyer parent: P2 Capital Partners
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives. They collaborate with partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. "
target parent: Village Roadshow Ltd.
target: Edge Loyalty Systems
Edge Loyalty Systems is a leading Australian sales promotions and loyalty based incentive technology business. Edge delivers market-leading, data-driven sales promotions businesses through Edge, Edge Consumer, and Lifestyle Rewards.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
10.8x
closed 8/22/2019 via BusinessWire

360insights, acquired Ohana Companies

synopsis: 360insights announced that it has acquired The Ohana Companies. Ohana is a promotional marketing company and a full line rebate service provider offering both mail-in and online rebate solutions. Ohana is changing the way consumers, retailers and manufacturers participate in rebates, loyalty programs and promotional marketing.
buyer: 360insights
360insights has developed a user friendly yet highly sophisticated SaaS-based software platform that allows large businesses to manage highly complex incentive programs in real time allowing them to maximize the effectiveness of their programs while minimizing admin efforts and costs to execute. "
target: Ohana Companies
Ohana is a promotional marketing company and a full line rebate service provider offering both mail-in and online rebate solutions. Ohana is changing the way consumers, retailers and manufacturers participate in rebates, loyalty programs and promotional marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via PR Newswire

InComm, acquired Meridian Loyalty

synopsis: InComm has acquired Meridian Loyalty, a full-service incentives business that creates loyalty and engagement programs for large corporations. The acquisition will allow InComm to strengthen its incentives business through flexible reward offerings and member-centric design and management tools for B2C, B2B, and employee programs.
buyer: InComm
By building more value into every transaction through innovative payment technologies, InComm creates seamless and valuable commerce experiences. InComm's unique products and services connect companies across a wide range of industries to an ever-expanding consumer base. "
target: Meridian Loyalty
Meridian Loyalty is a full-service incentives business that creates loyalty and engagement programs for large corporations. Meridian Loyalty helps growing organizations energize their brand communities and build deeper connections with consumers, B2B partners, and employees.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Aclate Inc., acquired SMS Masterminds

synopsis: Aclate, a company that acquires mission-critical software businesses, has acquired SMS Masterminds from Relentless Management Group, a technology focused management firm. SMS Masterminds is a mobile and loyalty marketing technology company. They offer automated marketing tools that help businesses create stronger relationships with their customers.
buyer: Aclate Inc.
Aclate acquires companies that offer proven, and often mission-critical, software solutions. Taking advantage of shared support services to handle day-to-day operations, brands under the Aclate portfolio are freed up to focus on the customer side of the business. "
target parent: Relentless Management Group
target: SMS Masterminds (OTCPK:SSPC:$5.58)
SMS Masterminds is a full-service mobile and loyalty marketing technology company. SMS Masterminds offers automated marketing tools that combine the core functions of SMS/text messaging, mobile web, and email to help businesses create stronger relationships with their customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Awardit AB (publ), will acquire Crossroads Loyalty Solutions AB

synopsis: Awardit, a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden, will acquire Crossroads Loyalty Solutions, a Swedish company that designs, develops and operates customer loyalty, reward and e-commerce solutions. Crossroads helps companies set up e-commerce stores and reward portals to help them increase loyalty and decrease churn.
buyer: Awardit AB (publ) (OM:AWRD:$24.50)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies. "
target: Crossroads Loyalty Solutions AB
Crossroads Loyalty Solutions is a Swedish company that designs, develops and operates customer loyalty, reward and e-commerce solutions. Crossroads helps companies set up e-commerce stores and reward portals to help them increase loyalty and decrease churn.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kremsa Digital merged with Pastilla Institute,

synopsis: The Pastilla Institute, a leading creative and marketing agency, has announced a merger with Kremsa Digital, a boutique digital agency that focuses on development of Facebook applications. They also specialize in creating online loyalty and advocacy programs.
buyer: Pastilla Institute
Pastilla is a leading creative and marketing agency built upon strategic branding that encompasses digital, print, film & animation, advertising, and marketing. They are based in Los Angeles, CA. "
target: Kremsa Digital
Kremsa Digital is a boutique digital agency that focuses on development of Facebook applications. They also specialize in creating online loyalty and advocacy programs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Comvest Partners, acquired Engage2Excel

synopsis: Comvest Partners, a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across North America, announced the acquisition of Engage2Excel, a leading provider of employee recognition, sales incentives, talent acquisition and consumer loyalty solutions and services.
buyer: Comvest Partners
Comvest Partners is a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across North America. Since its founding in 2000, Comvest has invested over $3.0 billion in over 160 companies. "
target parent: Gridiron Capital, LLC
target: Engage2Excel
Engage2Excel provides Engagement Surveys, ROI-based Recognition Programs, Performance Analytics and Talent Acquisition solutions that enable companies to improve employee engagement to drive bottom-line business results.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Olson 1to1, acquired The Future Customer Ltd.

synopsis: Olson 1to1, an agency that specalizes in loyalty and CRM, has acquired The Future Customer, a leading boutique loyalty strategy and marketing company in London. The Future Customer's future-facing customer programmes and experiences transform businesses, delivering brand love with incremental revenue across retail, media, mobile, energy and health.
buyer parent: ICF International
buyer: Olson 1to1
Olson 1to1 are leaders in loyalty and CRM. They're a new breed of agency, hell-bent on delivering real, personal interactions. They bring together powerful technologies, innovative strategies and compelling creatives to help brands develop real relationships with their customers. "
target: The Future Customer Ltd.
The Future Customer is a leading boutique loyalty strategy and marketing company in London. They are a team of fresh thinkers and customer strategists with a history of building exceptional brand loyalty. They challenge the way brands approach loyalty to unlock the full potential of customers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/1/2017 via PR Web

iVision Mobile, Inc., acquired LA Text Savings

synopsis: iVision Mobile, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based mobile marketing and communications software for businesses, has acquired LA Text Savings, a mobile marketing company that specializes in providing Digital Loyalty Reward Programs and Text Message Marketing. LA Text Savings helps businesses reward their existing customers and attract new ones.
buyer: iVision Mobile, Inc.
iVision Mobile provides cloud-based mobile marketing and text messaging software solutions for businesses, both large and small. Users can send text messages (SMS messages), mms messages, and create interactive mobile campaigns with iVision Mobile ’s easy to use Text Messaging Software. "
target: LA Text Savings
LA Text Savings is a mobile marketing company that specializes in providing Digital Loyalty Reward Programs and Text Message Marketing to small-medium sized business in Southern California.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Periscope, will acquire Anthem Marketing Solutions

synopsis: Periscope, one of the top five independent agencies in the nation, is to acquire Anthem Marketing Solutions, a Chicago based, data-driven marketing agency. Anthem, a firm that has deep experience in diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics, also has experience in database marketing, journey mapping and loyalty services
buyer: Periscope
Periscope is one of the largest independent creative agencies in the nation and offers a full spectrum of marketing services to a wide range of acclaimed brands, including Arctic Cat, Autotrader, BASF, Best Buy, Bridgestone, Cox Communications, ExxonMobil and more. "
target: Anthem Marketing Solutions
Anthem Marketing Solutions is a Chicago based, data-driven marketing agency. Anthem, a firm that has deep experience in diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics, also has experience in database marketing, journey mapping and loyalty services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

RedePay, acquired Zimp

synopsis: The Zimp loyalty program was acquired by RedePay, an integrated payment company. Founded in 2013, Zimp is focused on developing a coalition rewards program based on a simple but bold idea: rewards points that work like money.
buyer: RedePay
RedePay is an integrated payment company. RedePay, founded by partners Sallen Moraes and Sérgio Monteiro, has been operating in the market since 2015, with the purpose of promoting digital convergence in means of payment. "
target: Zimp
Zimp provides loyalty and rewards program. Founded in 2013, Zimp is focused on developing a coalition rewards program based on a simple but bold idea: rewards points that work like money. The accumulated points are without expiration and easy to spend.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

MediaPost Group, acquired PSM Agency

synopsis: MediaPost Group , the leading relationship marketing company in the Spanish market, acquired PSM,the relational marketing agency with more than 25 years of experience in loyalty and incentives. With this acquisition, MediaPost Group consolidates its leadership as a relational marketing company both nationally and internationally.
buyer: MediaPost Group
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Spain, MediaPost Group is a leading relational marketing services company that offers a wide range of multi-channel solutions that will help attract new customers, retain current customers and add value to products and services. "
target: PSM Agency
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Spain, PSM Agency is the relational marketing agency with more than 25 years of experience in Loyalty, Quality and Incentives.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Grass Roots

synopsis: Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Grass Roots Group Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of employee and customer engagement solutions, as previously described in its Aug. 31, 2016 press release. The acquisition broadens the global capabilities of Blackhawk's incentives and engagement business.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: Grass Roots
The Grass Roots Group connects brands and people, through services such as Experience and Insight, Motivation, Rewards, Benefits, Promotions and Meetings and Events. Founded in the UK in 1980, the Group has 12 offices throughout the world and has provided services in over 100 countries.
price ($mm)
$119
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Steam Business SARL, acquired Steam Business SARL

synopsis: Steam Business SARL, a company that provides online retail of branded gifts and incentives, has undergone a management buyout led by Frederic Thollot. Steam Business specialize in customer loyalty and sales force. They are based in France.
buyer: Steam Business SARL
Steam Business SARL provides online retail of branded gifts and incentives. They specialize in customer loyalty and sales force. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Asnières sur Seine, France. "
target: Steam Business SARL
Steam Business SARL provides online retail of branded gifts and incentives. They specialize in customer loyalty and sales force. The company was incorporated in 2003 and is based in Asnières sur Seine, France.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

Y3 Technologies Pte Ltd., acquired Ascentis Private Limited

synopsis: Y3 Technologies has acquired Ascentis, a Singapore-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM), e-commerce, and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions provider.
buyer: Y3 Technologies Pte Ltd.
Y3 Technologies is a supply chain management solutions company based in Singapore. "
target: Ascentis Private Limited
Ascentis is a Singapore-based CRM, e-Commerce and BI solutions provider. Since 2013, Ascentis is proud to be leading the customer engagement innovation in the retail, food & beverage, entertainment, and hospitality industries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/2/2016 via PR Newswire

Augeo Marketing, acquired Incentive Logic

synopsis: Augeo announced the completion of its acquisition of Incentive Logic, Inc. Incentive Logic, founded in 1998 and based in Scottsdale, AZ, developed one of the first customized online reward catalogs in the industry, and now runs comprehensive points based and quick rewards incentive programs for a wide variety of industries.
buyer: Augeo Marketing
Augeo is a nationally recognized leader in engagement, loyalty and incentive platforms with a focus on developing new solutions and innovative technology for clients, employees and their customers. "
target: Incentive Logic
Incentive Logic is a technology and services company providing innovative, web-based incentive solutions designed to motivate and drive actions and behaviors to attain key business results.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Augeo Marketing, acquired Performance Plus Marketing

synopsis: Augeo, a North American leader in engagement marketing, customer and small business loyalty platforms, and employee incentive and recognition solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Performance Plus Marketing, a successful loyalty platform provider and engagement agency based in Roswell, GA.
buyer: Augeo Marketing
Augeo, founded in 1998, is a nationally recognized leader in engagement, loyalty and incentive platforms with a focus on developing new solutions and innovative technology for clients and their customers. "
target: Performance Plus Marketing
Performance Plus Marketing (PPM) is a successful loyalty platform provider and engagement agency based in Roswell, GA. Founded in 1996, Performance Plus Marketing, LLC, designs and implements customized, creative solutions for a wide range of industries and companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2016 via Company Press Release

DEG Digital, acquired HSB Marketing

synopsis: DEG, a full-service digital agency and one of the fastest-growing companies in the country, has acquired HSB Marketing. The company is a Kansas City-based digital analytics and loyalty marketing company focusing on database analytics, website analytics, and loyalty programs.
buyer: DEG Digital
One of the fastest-growing companies in the country, DEG is a full-service digital agency purpose-built to help clients master the moment with relevant and data-driven marketing, commerce, and collaboration solutions. "
target: HSB Marketing
HSB offers database analytics, digital analytics, and loyalty program strategy and consulting services for consumer-facing companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

The Pursuant Group, Inc., acquired ShareRewards

synopsis: Pursuant, a Dallas-based technology-driven fundraising agency, acquired ShareRewards, a Dallas-based company that creates merchant-funded fundraising programs for commercial and nonprofit organizations.
buyer: The Pursuant Group, Inc.
The Pursuant Group, Inc. is a technology-enabled, comprehensive agency dedicated to helping nonprofits accelerate results through intelligent fundraising services across the donor pyramid. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Dallax, TX. "
target: ShareRewards
ShareRewards, LLC operates as a loyalty/affinity marketing development company for schools and merchants. ShareRewards empowers nonprofits to raise significant and sustainable revenue through e-commerce rebates.
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rev ($mm)
$1,485.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.92
EBIT ($mm)
$116.03
Net Income ($mm)
$215.15
Employees
6200
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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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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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