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closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

NFR Communications, acquired Cooks Bay Marketing

synopsis: NFR Communications, a creative hub offering strategic communications, marketing, and project management expertise, has acquired Cooks Bay Marketing, a creative services and marketing firm. Cooks Bay Marketing offers services for web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and more.
buyer: NFR Communications
NFR Communications is a creative hub offering strategic communications, marketing, and project management expertise. NFR provides communication services that are designed to help banks and financial institutions succeed. They provide solutions for brand awareness, digital marketing, and more. "
target: Cooks Bay Marketing
Cooks Bay Marketing is a creative services and marketing firm. Cooks Bay Marketing works with large and small organizations to craft their brand into an experience and connect them to their audience. They offer services for web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and more.
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closed 8/10/2022 via BNC Analysis

919 Marketing Company, Inc., acquired ClickCulture, Inc.

synopsis: 919 Marketing has acquired ClickCulture, a Raleigh, N.C. -based award-winning web development and digital marketing company. The acquisition expands 919 Marketing's roster of technology-focused marketing services to become the full-service marketing leader for emerging and mature franchise brands and non-profit companies.
buyer parent: Greens Farms Capital
buyer: 919 Marketing Company, Inc.
919 Marketing Co. is a national content marketing firm with a proven track record of helping companies increase revenue, create a competitive advantage, and improve marketing results. They provide high-powered strategic planning, public relations, social media, digital marketing, and more. "
target: ClickCulture, Inc.
ClickCulture is a Raleigh-based integrated marketing firm specializing in technology. With deep roots in e-commerce, website design, web development, and user interface design, the company offers a full spectrum of marketing services.
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announced 8/7/2022 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire Romp

synopsis: Accenture has agreed to acquire Romp, a brand and experience agency in Indonesia renowned for its creative talent and innovative services across branding, creative and performance marketing.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: Romp
Romp is a brand and experience agency in Indonesia renowned for its creative talent and innovative services across branding, creative and performance marketing.
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closed 8/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

TAG Worldwide Group Limited, acquired L&A Social

synopsis: Tag, a global creative production partner to brands and agencies, has acquired L&A Social, a strategic and creative social media agency in Australia. L&A Social helps world-class global brands to create meaningful relationships with their customers. They provide services for social media strategy, content marketing, influencer marketing, and more.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: TAG Worldwide Group Limited
Tag is a global creative production partner to brands and agencies. Tag turns big ideas into high-impact marketing that enables brands to stand out and sell more. They offer services for creative & content production, social media management, email marketing, performance marketing, and more. "
target: L&A Social
L&A Social is a strategic and creative social media agency in Australia. L&A Social helps world-class global brands to create meaningful relationships with their customers. They provide services for social media strategy & implementation, content marketing, influencer marketing, and more.
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closed 8/3/2022 via Company Press Release

My Mustard merged with Assisted Ltd,

synopsis: My Mustard has merged with Assisted, a digital marketing agency in the UK. My Mustard is a UK-based advertising agency that specialises in search and social media services. They help businesses to deliver their message to prospective clients on the first page of Google. They offer services for Google search, social media, and pay per click.
buyer: Assisted Ltd
Assisted is a digital marketing agency in the UK. Assisted helps businesses throughout the UK to achieve their digital marketing goals and boost their visibility online. They offer services for SEO, PPC, digital PR, content marketing, Amazon advertising, and social media marketing. "
target: My Mustard
My Mustard is a UK-based advertising agency that specialises in search and social media services. My Mustard helps businesses to deliver their message to prospective clients on the first page of Google. They offer services for Google search, social media marketing, and pay per click advertising.
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announced 8/3/2022 via PR Web

The Pedowitz Group, will acquire BizMark, CT

synopsis: The Pedowitz Group LLC, a leading digital consulting firm, will acquire BizMark, CT LLC, a B2B marketing and communications agency. BizMark makes it easier for B2B marketers to launch products and enter new markets. They offer services for campaign management, lead-conversion, branding, content creation, social media, website creation, and more.
buyer: The Pedowitz Group
The Pedowitz Group is a digital consulting firm. The Pedowitz Group helps companies to drive more revenue and optimize their sales and marketing process. They offer services and solutions for lead management, account-based marketing, inbound marketing, Salesforce, digital transformation, and more. "
target: BizMark, CT
BizMark is a leading B2B marketing and communications agency. BizMark makes it easier for B2B marketers to launch products, enter new markets and accelerate revenue. They offer services for campaign management, lead-conversion, branding, content creation, social media, website creation, and more.
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closed 8/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Hakuhodo, Inc., acquired Kingdom Digital

synopsis: Hakuhodo, an integrated advertising and communication agency based in Japan, has acquired Kingdom Digital, a social and content agency in Malaysia. Kingdom Digital builds relationships by humanising the way brands present themselves & engage with their consumers. They create content that communicates brand stories across social media channels.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Hakuhodo, Inc.
Hakuhodo Inc is an integrated advertising and communication agency headquartered in Japan. Hakuhodo works with over 3,000 clients in 20 countries and regions to help them develop innovative creative solutions that grow their business. "
target: Kingdom Digital
Kingdom Digital is a multi-award-winning social and content agency in Malaysia. Kingdom Digital builds relationships by humanising the way brands present themselves & engage with their consumers. They create captivating content that communicates brand stories across social media channels.
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announced 7/29/2022 via PR Newswire

Vala Marketing LLC, will acquire Web Centre, LLC

synopsis: Vala Marketing, the area's leading provider of digital advertising, design, and other online marketing services, will acquire Web Centre, a web design and digital marketing agency. The acquisition of Web Centre fits into Vala Marketing's strategy to provide full-service, turnkey marketing solutions to the Michiana area and beyond.
buyer: Vala Marketing LLC
Vala Marketing is a full-service marketing agency operating out of the Midwest specializing in social media management, branding, website design, and videography. "
target: Web Centre, LLC
Web Centre is an innovative digital marketing agency, based in Lapeer, Michigan, focused on helping businesses grow online. Web Centre designs websites, e-commerce websites, create social media experiences, create/edit video, take photos, run advertising campaigns and much more.
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closed 7/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Cloudmellow, acquired The Creative Momentum

synopsis: Cloudmellow, a full-service technology and digital marketing company, has acquired The Creative Momentum, an Atlanta based website design company. The Creative Momentum's capabilities include creative, UI/UX, website design and development, mobile applications, software development and search engine marketing.
buyer: Cloudmellow
CloudMellow is a full-service web and digital technology and digital services agency providing mobile and digital services. CloudMellow's offerings include creative, development, data, digital advertising, UI/UX, app and software development, e-commerce, digital marketing, lead generation, and more."
target: The Creative Momentum
The Creative Momentum is a full service web design and inbound marketing agency. They offer custom Web/UI/UX, inbound marketing, SEO, custom graphic/logo design, branding, advertising, media, and more to clients in high-tech B2B, B2C, healthcare, technology and non-profit industries.
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closed 7/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

YAAP Digital Pvt. Ltd., acquired Crayons Communications

synopsis: YAAP, a specialized content and influencer marketing company with operations in the UAE, India and Singapore, has fully acquired Crayons Communications. Crayons Communications is a leading communications agency that specializes in brand planning, advertising, corporate identity, media buying & placement, digital marketing, and more.
buyer: YAAP Digital Pvt. Ltd.
YAAP Digital was founded by digital media professionals Nikhil Bapat and Manan Kapur. The company provides services such as branded content, digital show formats, syndication, brand and visual identity, influencer identification, outreach and channel partnerships. "
target: Crayons Communications
Dubai-based Crayons Communications is a leading communications agency. They specialize in brand planning, advertising, corporate identity, media buying & placement, events, social media marketing, digital marketing, website design & development, lead generation, and more.
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closed 7/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Stirista, acquired ZDI

synopsis: Stirista, the leader in data-driven performance marketing solutions, announced the acquisition of ZDI, a New York-based branding firm. ZDI’s combination with Stirista will give clients increased access to comprehensive marketing solutions to effectively reach and engage with target customers.
buyer: Stirista
Stirista is a data-driven marketing solutions provider that combines the power of authoritative identity data with the execution of omnichannel marketing. Stirista helps Fortune 500 and mid-market brands including Great Clips, Oracle and Verizon, increase brand loyalty and acquire new customers. "
target: ZDI
ZDI is a concept-driven digital agency that takes the branding, marketing and advertising of their clients' business to a whole new creative and strategic place — a nudge ahead of competitors, and closer than ever to their clients' customers.
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announced 7/14/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Stran Promotional Solutions, will acquire Trend Brand Solutions

synopsis: Stran & Company, Inc., a leading outsourced marketing solutions provider that leverages its promotional products and loyalty incentive expertise, will acquire the assets and business of Trend Brand Solutions. Trend is a leading global brand solutions company strategically headquartered in Tomball, Texas.
buyer: Stran Promotional Solutions (NasdaqCM:STRN:$39.70)
Stran is a leader in the promotional products industry, specializing in complex marketing programs to help recognize the value of promotional products, branded merchandise and loyalty incentive programs as a tool to drive awareness, build brands and impact sales. "
target: Trend Brand Solutions
Trend is a leading global brand solutions company. Trend has a demonstrated record of delivering on customers’ brand marketing needs and developing solutions that are creative, original, dependable, cost-effective, and that meet or exceed product safety standards.
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closed 7/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Apply Digital Ltd., acquired Reign

synopsis: Apply Digital, a global innovation, products, and experiences company, announced the acquisition of Reign, a Chile-based digital services company. Founded in Chile, Santiago, in 2015, Reign delivers digital transformation through ideation, design, and development of web and mobile applications.
buyer: Apply Digital Ltd.
Founded in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2016, Apply Digital is an innovation, products, and experiences company that builds successful digital solutions to help its clients gain a competitive advantage. "
target: Reign
Founded in Chile, Santiago, in 2015, Reign delivers digital transformation through ideation, design, and development of web and mobile applications. The company has helped clients like Socofar, Coca-Cola Embonor, Tigo, and Atlassian create smarter business solutions.
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closed 7/13/2022 via PR Newswire

Modern Luxury, Inc., acquired Glocally

synopsis: Modern Luxury Media, the largest luxury media company in the US, has acquired Glocally, a social media and marketing technology company. Glocally enables local and regional businesses to succeed across digital platforms. They provide services for social media management, content development, digital strategy and influencer collaborations.
buyer parent: Dickey Publishing, Inc.
buyer: Modern Luxury, Inc.
Modern Luxury is the preeminent luxury lifestyle publisher in the US, with 60+ titles across 19 major markets— reaching more than 5 million affluent readers. They engage in both MRI and MMR research which provides partners invaluable insight into the spending habits of their active consumer base. "
target: Glocally
Glocally is a social media and marketing technology company. Glocally enables local and regional businesses to succeed across digital platforms. They provide services for social media management, content development, digital strategy and influencer collaborations.
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closed 7/8/2022 via BusinessWire

SiaXperience, acquired Addison New York

synopsis: Sia Partners, through SiaXperience, has acquired Addison, an independent brand strategy and communications design firm that also focuses on information simplification. They specialize in branding, content creation, financial marketing, stakeholder communications, sustainability, CSR and ESG.
buyer parent: Sia Partners
buyer: SiaXperience
SiaXperience is Sia Partners' design and creativity brand. SiaXperience's ambition is to develop connectivity between brands and consumers, with a powerful analytical bias at the service of best practices in creativity and design. "
target: Addison New York
Addison is an independent brand strategy and communications design firm that also focuses on information simplification. They specialize in branding, content creation, financial marketing, stakeholder communications, sustainability, CSR and ESG.
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closed 7/7/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

SupplyLogic, Inc., acquired WebbMason Marketing

synopsis: SupplyLogic and WebbMason Marketing announced that they have reached an agreement to merge the two entities. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, WebbMason Marketing is a leading full-service marketing firm focused on helping activate brands at the local level through engaging content, material and merchandise.
buyer parent: Inverness Graham Investments
buyer: SupplyLogic, Inc.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, SupplyLogic is a leader in technology-enabled managed services for complex brands, optimizing marketing effectiveness and procurement of the print, point of sale and branded merchandise categories. "
target: WebbMason Marketing
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland, WebbMason Marketing is a leading full-service marketing firm focused on helping activate brands at the local level through engaging content, material and merchandise.
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closed 7/6/2022 via BusinessWire

Viseo, acquired Warp Japan

synopsis: VISEO, a global technology company specializing in digital transformation services, has acquired Warp Japan, a boutique digital agency that specializes in helping Japanese and International brands with their digital strategy.
buyer: Viseo
VISEO is a global IT consulting firm specialized in assisting its clients with their IT and digital transformation. VISEO uses technology as a powerful lever of transformation and innovation to help its clients take advantage of digital opportunities. "
target: Warp Japan
Warp Japan is a boutique digital agency based in Tokyo that specializes in Japanese and International brands with their digital strategy.
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announced 7/1/2022 via BNC Analysis

MediaMonks B.V., will acquire XX Artists LLC

synopsis: Media.Monks, a global production company, will acquire XX Artists, a leading social media marketing agency. XX Artists specializes in creating social media and influencer campaigns. The agency helps businesses to create community through content and execute strategies that bring their brands to life on the internet.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
MediaMonks, based in the Netherlands, is a global production company that works with clients across industries to craft amazing work for leading businesses and brands. Its production capabilities span the entire creative spectrum, covering anything one could possibly want from a partner and more. "
target: XX Artists LLC
XX Artists is a leading social media marketing agency. XX Artists specializes in creating social media and influencer campaigns. The agency helps businesses to create community through content and execute strategies that bring their brands to life on the internet.
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announced 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Digital360, will acquire Delmonte

synopsis: Digital360 S.p.A., a leading provider of B2B communication and marketing services in Italy, will acquire a 51% stake in Delmonte, a leading provider of inbound marketing services in Italy. Delmonte helps their clients gain new customers. They provide services for growth strategy, lead generation, inbound marketing, and SEO.
buyer: Digital360 (BIT:DIG:$35.98)
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy. "
target: Delmonte
Delmonte is a leading provider of inbound marketing services in Italy. Delmonte helps their clients create and implement data-driven sales and marketing plans that allow them to gain new customers. They provide services for growth strategy, lead generation, inbound marketing, and SEO.
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$0.52*
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$1
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closed 6/29/2022 via BNC Analysis

Moxley Carmichael, acquired Moxley Carmichael

synopsis: The founders of Moxley Carmichael, a leading public relations firm, have sold the company to four of its executives. Moxley Carmichael provides comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies in East Tennessee. They offer services for public relations, SEO, branding, social media, and more.
buyer: Moxley Carmichael
Moxley Carmichael is a premier public and media relations firm. Moxley Carmichael provides comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies in East Tennessee. They offer services for public relations, SEO, branding, social media, and more. "
target: Moxley Carmichael
Moxley Carmichael is a premier public and media relations firm. Moxley Carmichael provides comprehensive communications services to local, regional and national companies in East Tennessee. They offer services for public relations, SEO, branding, social media, and more.
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closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

NFR Communications, acquired Cooks Bay Marketing

synopsis: NFR Communications, a creative hub offering strategic communications, marketing, and project management expertise, has acquired Cooks Bay Marketing, a creative services and marketing firm. Cooks Bay Marketing offers services for web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and more.
buyer: NFR Communications
NFR Communications is a creative hub offering strategic communications, marketing, and project management expertise. NFR provides communication services that are designed to help banks and financial institutions succeed. They provide solutions for brand awareness, digital marketing, and more. "
target: Cooks Bay Marketing
Cooks Bay Marketing is a creative services and marketing firm. Cooks Bay Marketing works with large and small organizations to craft their brand into an experience and connect them to their audience. They offer services for web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and more.
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closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

NFR Communications, acquired Cooks Bay Marketing

synopsis: NFR Communications, a creative hub offering strategic communications, marketing, and project management expertise, has acquired Cooks Bay Marketing, a creative services and marketing firm. Cooks Bay Marketing offers services for web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and more.
buyer: NFR Communications
NFR Communications is a creative hub offering strategic communications, marketing, and project management expertise. NFR provides communication services that are designed to help banks and financial institutions succeed. They provide solutions for brand awareness, digital marketing, and more. "
target: Cooks Bay Marketing
Cooks Bay Marketing is a creative services and marketing firm. Cooks Bay Marketing works with large and small organizations to craft their brand into an experience and connect them to their audience. They offer services for web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and more.
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closed 9/20/2017 via Company Press Release

Raisin GmbH, acquired PBF Solutions

synopsis: Raisin GmbH, the leading European deposit marketplace, has acquired Manchester-based financial technology specialist PBF Solutions. PBF Solutions helps financial services product providers to acquire and on-board new customers through their optimised customer on-boarding technology platform and proven online marketing techniques.
buyer: Raisin GmbH
Raisin is the leading pan-European deposit marketplace connecting retail customers with banks looking to expand or diversify their deposit reach. They are available in English across Europe and operate country-dedicated platforms in Germany, France, Spain, and Austria. "
target: PBF Solutions
PBF Solutions helps financial services product providers to acquire and on-board new customers and raise savings and investment deposits. They do this through their optimised customer on-boarding technology platform together with proven online marketing techniques.
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closed 12/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired FMCG Direct

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired First Manhattan Consulting Group (FMCG Direct). FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: FMCG Direct
FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
price ($mm)
$200
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$83
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closed 10/19/2016 via Company Press Release

Accenture, acquired Allen International Consulting Group Limited

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Allen International, a leading design consultancy focused on helping banks transform their branch networks and digital capabilities to reduce costs, increase revenues and better engage customers. Allen International has worked with more than 350 banks around the world including nine of the top 20 banks.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance. "
target: Allen International Consulting Group Limited
Allen International (AI) is a world leader for financial services for branding, retail environments and the digital customer experience. Working for nine out of the top twenty banks in the world, AI specialises in the connected customer experience and optimising the omni-channels of a bank.
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closed 5/28/2014 via Company Press Release

PixelSpoke, acquired Creative Brand Communications

synopsis: Financial Brand Strategy consultants Creative Brand Communications (CBC) has merged with web development and digital marketing agency, PixelSpoke. Creative Brand Communications is the leading digital brand engagement consultancy for the financial services industry.
buyer: PixelSpoke
PixelSpoke combines artistic ability with a metric-based approach to website development. This winning formula of designing visually appealing websites, and using web analytics to improve design performance, helps them generate results for their clients and establish long-lasting relationships. "
target: Creative Brand Communications
Creative Brand Communications is the leading digital brand engagement consultancy for the financial services industry. They help entrepreneurial banks and credit unions stop being commodities through a Digital First strategy that creates a consistent online experiences for their customers.
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closed 3/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., acquired Banno, LLC

synopsis: Jack Henry Associates, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Banno, an Iowa-based company that provides data-enriched Web and transaction marketing services with a focus on the mobile medium as its principal means of delivery.
buyer: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY:$1,910.50)
Jack Henry & Associates is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions are marketed and supported through three primary brands: Jack Henry Banking, Symitar and ProfitStars. "
target: Banno, LLC
Banno (formerly T8 Webware) discovers insights for financial institutions by harvesting behavior-driven banking data from Banno.com-powered websites, mobile banking, account aggregation, and enriched transactions which provide institutions with segmented customer analysis.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

EMS Consulting, acquired Digital Banking Services

synopsis: EMS Consulting, a certified Salesforce consulting and architecture firm, has acquired Digital Banking Services (DBS), a digital transformation services partner for banking and credit unions. DBS offers services for Salesforce cloud, Mulesoft, Marketing Cloud, and digital marketing.
buyer: EMS Consulting
EMS Consulting is a certified Salesforce consulting and architecture firm. EMS has more than 100 consultants with expertise in the financial services, healthcare and higher education industries. EMS provides custom implementation services that are tailored to their client's specific needs. "
target: Digital Banking Services
Digital Banking Services (DBS) is a digital transformation services partner for banking and credit unions. DBS helps institutions plan, strategize, and execute their digital transformation road map. DBS offers services for Salesforce cloud, Mulesoft, Marketing Cloud, and digital marketing.
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closed 7/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Best Rate Referrals

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS), an end-to-end solutions provider for brands focused on customer acquisition and retention, has entered the mortgage market through the strategic acquisition of Best Rate Referrals. Best Rate Referrals is an award-winning mortgage marketing firm that offers a variety of lead generation solutions.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions (DMS:$427.94)
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an end-to-end customer acquisition and retention solution provider. Using actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology, DMS efficiently and effectively reaches, engages and acquires customers for clients across multiple verticals. "
target: Best Rate Referrals
Best Rate Referrals is a Mortgage Marketing Firm that offers compliant lead generation solutions for the lending and insurance industry.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BusinessWire

Marquis Software Solutions, Inc., acquired DocuMatix, LLC

synopsis: Marquis, a leading provider of marketing analytics software and professional services for mid-tier banks and credit unions, has acquired DocuMatix, a trusted provider of email marketing solutions used by over 350 credit unions and banks.
buyer parent: Falfurrias Capital
buyer: Marquis Software Solutions, Inc.
MARQUIS is a Plano, Texas-based company that is focused on getting results for over 400 financial institutions nationwide. MARQUIS sets its clients apart from their competition by providing expertise in data analytics, MCIF, CRM, strategic consulting, profitability and direct marketing. "
target: DocuMatix, LLC
At DocuMatix, they simplify communications for credit unions and other financial institutions. DocuMatix is a trusted provider of email marketing solutions used by over 350 credit unions and banks.
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closed 6/14/2013 via PR Web

TRIBUS, acquired SquaredR Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: TRIBUS announced that it will acquire SquaredR Consulting, Inc., a leading provider of content and search marketing solutions in the real estate and mortgage industry. As a result of the acquisition, TRIBUS has established a new Chicago office, in addition to their offices in Orange County, CA, and will further expand their coast-to-coast presence.
buyer: TRIBUS
TRIBUS is a leading pioneer in changing the face of online real estate tools and systems that focus on increased productivity and efficiency both for real estate agents and brokerages. "
target: SquaredR Consulting, Inc.
SquaredR is a leading content marketing solutions provider that has assisted real estate and mortgage professionals across the United States in maximizing their online presence through custom content, on and off-page search engine optimization strategies, email marketing, and public relations.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Found Me Online merged with SEO Houston Pros,

synopsis: Found Me Online has merged with SEO Houston Pros, the #1 search engine optimization (SEO) agency in Houston, TX. Found Me Online is a full-service digital marketing company that primarily serves the mortgage and real estate industry in the Houston area. They provide top SEO strategies that put their clients on top of the search engine result page.
buyer: SEO Houston Pros
SEO Houston Pros is the #1 search engine optimization (SEO) agency in Houston, TX. SEO Houston Pros offers SEO, reputation management, web design, and social media marketing services. SEO Houston Pros leverage's a business's existing website to drive massive amount of leads to the business. "
target: Found Me Online
Found Me Online is a full-service digital marketing company with a focus on results. Found Me Online primarily serves the mortgage and real estate industry in the Houston area. They provide top search engine optimization strategies that put their clients on top of the search engine result page.
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closed 9/24/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Bankaholic

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired Bankaholic, a financial information Web site. Bankrate will take over the operation and management of the Bankaholic Web site immediately.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: Bankaholic
Bankaholic provides rate information on savings products, such as certificates of deposit, savings accounts, and money market accounts, as well as insurance quotes and a comparison of the best credit card offers online.
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$12
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Cegment, Inc.

synopsis: CampusLogic announces the acquisition of Cegment’s Net Price Calculator (NPC) and Award Letter business. A pioneer in the NPC business, Cegment helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers financial aid with the first—and only—student engagement platform. Their cloud-based technology helps schools increase accessibility to education, reduce student borrowing, and drive down the cost of financial aid administration. "
target: Cegment, Inc.
Cegment works with colleges and universities to provide innovative solutions for enrollment and financial aid marketing. Cegment's Net Price Calculator helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
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closed 7/28/2010 via BusinessWeek

Zbill, Inc., acquired Home-Account, Inc.

synopsis: Home-Account, Inc. was acquired by Zbill, Inc.
buyer parent: Payment Data Systems, Inc.
buyer: Zbill, Inc.
Zbill, Inc. offers private labeled electronic payment solutions to billers, banks, service bureaus, and stored value card issuers. "
target: Home-Account, Inc.
Home-Account, Inc. operates as a mortgage-finding services company. It provides Web-based mortgage buying subscription services. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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closed 2/6/2008 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., acquired Lower Fees, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. has acquired the assets of Lower Fees, Inc. which operates feedisclosure.com and is located in Westlake Village, CA.
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate, Inc. owns and operates Bankrate.com, a leading Internet consumer banking marketplace. Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. "
target: Lower Fees, Inc.
Fee Disclosure has developed a patent pending online portal to create an open marketplace to break down complicated vendor fees associated with the mortgage process. Fee Disclosure empowers consumers with comprehensive information to make smart real estate decisions and reduce transaction costs.
price ($mm)
$2.85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Reverse Mortgage Lenders Direct, acquired AboutReverseMortgages.com

synopsis: Reverse Mortgage Lenders Direct accounces the acquisition of www.aboutreversemortgages.com, one of the highest ranked sites in the reverse mortgage market niche.
buyer: Reverse Mortgage Lenders Direct
Reverse Mortgage Lenders Direct is the leading reverse mortgage website providing unbiased information about reverse mortgage programs. "
target: AboutReverseMortgages.com
AboutReverseMortgages.com had developed one of the highest organically ranked websites in the reverse mortgage market. AboutReverseMortgages.com operates as an online search engine which gives information about reverse mortgages.
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announced 3/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Dean Media Group will be merged with Fusion92,

synopsis: Fusion92, a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries, and Dean Media, a company comprised of digital marketing experts with deep expertise in the financial vertical, announced the signing of a definitive agreement in which the two agencies will merge.
buyer: Fusion92
Fusion92 is a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries including financial, CPG, telecommunications and automotive. Fusion92 partners with its clients on marketing, media, creative services, innovation, and consumer engagement. "
target: Dean Media Group
Dean Media is comprised of passionate digital marketing experts with deep expertise in the financial vertical. Dean Media is an industry pioneer when it comes to data-driven marketing and programmatic media strategy, technology and execution.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

RockBridge Growth Equity, acquired White Glove Workshops

synopsis: Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC, a Detroit-based private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in White Glove, a marketing company that makes it easy for financial advisors and other service professionals to be successful. White Glove provides services for seminar marketing and social media.
buyer: RockBridge Growth Equity
Rockbridge Growth Equity is a Detroit-based private equity firm that helps exceptional companies accelerate growth and build long-term value for its stakeholders. The firm invests in the financial and business services, consumer-direct marketing, and sports, media & entertainment industries. "
target: White Glove Workshops
White Glove is a marketing company that makes it easy for financial advisors and other service professionals to be successful. White Glove provides services for seminar marketing and social media. White Glove utilizes digital marketing to bring the right attendees to each seminar.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$20
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Arch Capital Group Ltd., will acquire Precision Marketing Asia Pacific

synopsis: Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific, an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL:$6,928.20)
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, a part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., provides reinsurance to its clients around the globe. "
target: Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP) is an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Uncommn, acquired Marketing Partners

synopsis: Uncommn announced it has acquired Marketing Partners Inc., a well-known marketing services company based in Bethlehem, Pa. Since 1997, the agency has assisted hundreds of credit unions with marketing resources and dedicated programs. The combined company will operate as Uncommn Marketing Partners.
buyer: Uncommn
Uncommn provides strategic marketing and creates affordable custom websites for credit unions, community banks and organizations that embrace being different. "
target: Marketing Partners
Marketing Partners Inc. is a well-known marketing services company based in Bethlehem, Pa. Since 1997, the agency has assisted hundreds of credit unions with marketing resources and dedicated programs, from small credit unions to those with more than $2 billion in total assets.
price ($mm)
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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.
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