By Dentsu Inc.

closed 6/18/2020 via Company Press Release

CMerTV, Inc., acquired relaido, Inc.

synopsis: CMerTV Co., Ltd., a video distribution business giant will acquire Relaido Inc. from Opt Holding Co., Ltd. relaido Ad Exchange is a video ad integrated management solution for managing and maximizing media revenue for all video inventory.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: CMerTV, Inc.
CmerTV is a premium network that delivers video ads to every corner of Japan. Their creative team also provides production services for video ads. "
target parent: OPT, Inc.
target: relaido, Inc.
relaido Ad Exchange is a video ad integrated management solution for managing and maximizing media revenue for all video inventory. It supports various video ad formats such as in-stream/out-stream ads and manages the yield of pure ads/ad networks to maximize publisher revenue.
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$7
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closed 5/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Voyage Group, Inc., acquired KAIKETSU Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Voyage Group, a company that engages in the advertising technology and online media businesses in Japan, has acquired KAIKETSU,Inc., a Japanese company that provides marketing, influencer marketing, and talent recruitment services.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Voyage Group, Inc. (TSE:3688:$196.34)
Voyage Group, Inc. engages in the advertising technology and online media businesses in Japan. It operates through Ad-Tech, Media, and Other segments. Voyage Group, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: KAIKETSU Co., Ltd.
KAIKETSU,Inc. provides marketing, influencer marketing, and talent recruitment services. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 2/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Media Storm, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Media Storm through Merkle. Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Media Storm, LLC
Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
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closed 1/30/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired 4Cite Marketing

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired 4Cite Marketing, a leading people-based identification and data services technology company. 4Cite will join Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing company and part of Dentsu Aegis Network.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: 4Cite Marketing
4Cite is a People-Based Identification and Data Insights services provider that uses proprietary web visitor identification, advanced data and Shopping Elsewhere™ email trigger technology to enable e-commerce retailers to influence their customer’s purchasing activity and optimize conversion rates.
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closed 1/27/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Digital Pi

synopsis: Merkle, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency and Dentsu Aegis Network company, has announced the acquisition of Digital Pi, a leading digital marketing agency focused on marketing automation consulting services in the B2B sector.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Digital Pi
Digital Pi is a Marketo Platinum Services Partner that helps companies get sustainable, quantifiable business ROI from the Marketo Engagement Platform. The Digital Pi Gold Standard framework helps Marketo customers establish a solid foundation to scale their marketing quickly and efficiently.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Cardinal Path, acquired E-Nor, Inc.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired E-Nor, a pioneer in the Google Analytics platform that has deployed and supported state-of-the-art analytics platforms for hundreds of clients. E-Nor will join Dentsu's marketing analytics consulting arm, Cardinal Path, creating a significant force around the Google marketing stack through expertise and licensing.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Cardinal Path
Cardinal Path is a data and marketing analytics consulting firm that helps marketers win in the digital economy. As a trusted marketing technology advisor partnered with top vendors, Cardinal Path is also the largest reseller and go-to firm for the Google Marketing Platform. "
target: E-Nor, Inc.
E-Nor is a pioneer in the Google Analytics platform that has deployed and supported state-of-the-art analytics platforms for hundreds of clients. The company's proven, platform-agnostic analytics framework provides digital intelligence for businesses and organizations of all sizes.
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announced 10/17/2019 via Company Press Release

iProspect, will acquire Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (EBP) is a marketplace e-commerce agency in China. Post acquisition EBP will join iProspect and be rebranded "EBP, an iProspect Company."
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: iProspect
iProspect is a global digital marketing agency with 91 offices across 55 countries. A trusted partner with an in-depth understanding of consumer behavior, iProspect reshapes brand strategies to meet the fast-paced demands of the convergent world with a focus on exceeding client business objectives. "
target: Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd.
Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (EBP) is a marketplace e-commerce agency in China. Established in 2012, EBP is one of China's leading e-commerce solutions providers. EBP works closely with brands across China's leading e-commerce platforms to deliver integrated marketing services.
price ($mm)
$3.53
rev ($mm)
$4
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EV / rev
1.0x
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closed 8/29/2019 via PR Newswire

iProspect, acquired MuteSix

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired MuteSix, a top digital performance agency and one of the world's largest direct-to-consumer marketing agencies. MuteSix will join iProspect, a leading global digital performance agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: iProspect
iProspect is a global digital marketing agency with 91 offices across 55 countries. A trusted partner with an in-depth understanding of consumer behavior, iProspect reshapes brand strategies to meet the fast-paced demands of the convergent world with a focus on exceeding client business objectives. "
target: MuteSix
MuteSix is one of Facebook's largest direct response advertisers. It provides scalable marketing solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of start-ups, established blue chips, and challenger brands across various B2B and B2C industries
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announced 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Ambient Digital Vietnam

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Ambient Digital, a full service digital agency with headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City. With 95 employees in Vietnam, it is the largest independent digital media agency and the largest single touch point of local premium inventory with exclusive rich media formats.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Ambient Digital Vietnam
Established in 2010, Ambient Digital Vietnam is a full service digital agency with headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City. With 95 employees in Vietnam, it is the largest independent digital media agency and the largest single touch point of local premium inventory with exclusive rich media formats.
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closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

synopsis: London-based Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Ugam
Ugam is a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Isobar, acquired Davanti Consulting

synopsis: Isobar Group, a global full service digital marketing agency, has acquired Davanti Consulting, a business and technology consultancy in New Zealand. Davanti helps organisations with their strategic planning and digital transformation by providing them with integrated solutions through Salesforce Cloud business and technology consulting services.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Isobar
Isobar is a global full service digital marketing agency, driven by the purpose to deliver borderless ideas enabled by technology, to transform businesses and brands. They have over 6,000 digital pioneers in over 85 locations, across more than 45 markets worldwide. "
target: Davanti Consulting
Davanti is a business and technology consultancy in New Zealand. Davanti helps organisations with their strategic planning and digital transformation by providing them with integrated solutions through Salesforce Cloud business and technology consulting services.
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Re:Production Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Re:Production Limited (Head Office: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Re:Production Limited
Founded in 2010, Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle. The agency works with leading directors to create award-winning productions for advertising agencies and brands across the UK.
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closed 4/17/2019 via BusinessWire

ISID INDONESIA, acquired Ebiz

synopsis: Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. announced that through its subsidiary PT. iSiD Indonesia, it has acquired a 75% equity stake in PT. Ebiz Cipta Solusi (Ebiz), an Indonesian IT company engaged in sales of self-developed and third party’s software solutions as well as the provision of technical support services.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: ISID INDONESIA
PT iSiD Indonesia was established in 2013 as part of ISI-Dentsu global network providing local markets to support their information technology implementations especially in Indonesia due to rapid growth of technology developments and national industries as well. "
target: Ebiz
Ebiz is an Indonesian IT company engaged in sales of self-developed and third party’s software solutions as well as the provision of technical support services.
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announced 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Redder

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Redder Advertising Co. Ltd. Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Redder
Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire BJL Group Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network, a company made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands, will be acquiring BJL Group Limited, an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: BJL Group Ltd
BJL Group Limited is an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out and be successful in today’s world.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Merkle, Inc., acquired Happy Marketer Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has acquired Happy Marketer Group, Southeast Asia’s leading data-driven digital marketing agency. It will be rebranded as Happy Marketer, a Merkle Company – the acquisition will provide a strategic foundation for Merkle’s data, analytics, and CRM solutions in Asia Pacific.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Happy Marketer Pte. Ltd.
Happy Marketer is an award-winning digital marketing agency headquartered in Singapore. Their team consists of 55 digital experts spread across Singapore and India, where they provide marketing consulting and training in several industries.
price ($mm)
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$5
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closed 1/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Filter, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Seattle-based Filter, a leading experience design and digital marketing company serving Fortune 100 CPG and enterprise technology clients with embedded teams, on-site agencies, and fully outsourced solutions. Filter will join Merkle, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Filter, LLC
Seattle-based Filter is a leading experience design and digital marketing company serving Fortune 100 CPG and enterprise technology clients with embedded teams, on-site agencies, and fully outsourced solutions.
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closed 1/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Cyber Communications Inc., acquired Voyage Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cyber Communications, a provder of advertising solutions on the Internet and commercial online services, has acquired Voyage Group, a company that provides advertising technology and online media businesses in Japan.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Cyber Communications Inc.
Cyber Communications Inc. provides advertising solutions on the Internet and commercial online services in Japan. It offers media planning, production, management, and purchase of advertising space and sales. "
target: Voyage Group, Inc. (TSE:3688:$196.34)
Voyage Group, Inc. engages in the advertising technology and online media businesses in Japan. It operates through Ad-Tech, Media, and Other segments. Voyage Group, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$262
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
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0.0x
closed 12/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Isobar, acquired DEG Digital

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has announced the acquisition of Digital Evolution Group (DEG), a top provider of data-driven marketing, commerce and collaboration solutions in the U.S. market. DEG will join Isobar, a leading global agency focused on experience-led transformation, powered by creativity.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Isobar
Isobar is a global full service digital marketing agency, driven by the purpose to deliver borderless ideas enabled by technology, to transform businesses and brands. They have over 6,000 digital pioneers in over 85 locations, across more than 45 markets worldwide. "
target: 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.
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announced 12/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Videobeat Networks

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire a 70% share in Videobeat Networks GmbH, a full-service agency for TV and online video campaigns based in Hamburg, Germany.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Videobeat Networks
Videobeat Networks GmbH is a full-service agency for TV and online video campaigns. The agency, a leading expert for data-driven video advertising, has developed proprietary software to enhance the placement, management and analysis of video content across all platforms and optimized in real time.
price ($mm)
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$6
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closed 7/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Antlia Investments B.V., acquired Admoove Sweden AB

synopsis: AdUX, a French digital advertising and user experience specialist, has sold its Swedish subsidiary AdMoove Sweden AB to the Netherlands-based ANTLIA Investments B.V. AdMoove Sweden provides comprehensive digital solutions, including search engine advertising, website optimization, and graphic advertising online.
buyer: Antlia Investments B.V.
Antlia Investments B.V. is a holding company located in Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands. "
target parent: AdUX
target: Admoove Sweden AB
Admoove Sweden, headquartered in Ljusdal, provides comprehensive digital solutions for companies with both national and local interests. Admoove's services include search engine advertising, website optimization, and graphic advertising online.
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hearts & Science LLC, acquired MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Omnicom Media Group's Hearts & Science has acquired Melbourne media agency Max & Partners. MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Hearts & Science LLC
Hearts & Science is a marketing agency using data to help brands build individual relationships with consumers at scale. Hearts & Science was founded with a special focus on data analytics and a foundation of heart. "
target: MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.
MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result. They help businesses find the best content opportunity and best commercial model possible.
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closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Monet + Associés, acquired Brainstorming Communication

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

Venetian Media Group, acquired Frontier Advertising

synopsis: Venetian Media Group, an independent, Australian owned and operated agency group, has acquired Frontier Advertising, an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
buyer: Venetian Media Group
Venetian Media Group was founded by Mark and Michael Fishwick to deliver a collective, end-to end offering that will see the suite of brands work individually or collaboratively as needed to deliver optimum creativity for clients, beyond agency boundaries. They focus on advertising and media. "
target: Frontier Advertising
Established in 1993, Frontier Advertising is an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Impulse Screen Media, acquired iNC Digital Media

synopsis: Impulse Screen Media, a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands, has acquired iNC Digital Media, the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. iNC Digital Media creates high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
buyer: Impulse Screen Media
Based in Sydney, Impulse Screen Media (ISM) is a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands. ISM has built a unique technology platform that captures real-time data from television broadcasts, allowing brands and agencies to optimize digital media buying. "
target parent: Here, There & Everywhere
target: iNC Digital Media
Based in Australia, iNC Digital Media is the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. They are a team of like-minded marketing professionals specifically available to create high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
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closed 4/7/2020 via BusinessWire

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

synopsis: The Bradford Group, a Nashville-based public relations agency, has merged with the Dalton Agency to create Nashville’s fourth largest public relations and advertising agency as measured by revenue. The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation.
buyer: The Bradford Group
The Bradford Group is a PR/marketing firm based in Nashville, Tennessee that integrates public relations, inbound marketing, outbound marketing and social media. They create contagious conversations that build brands. "
target: The Dalton Agency
The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation. Through their experiential, interactive and corporate show production, the agency is able to create experiences online, offline & live.
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announced 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins, will purchase Marketing Division from Trigger Communications and Design

synopsis: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are to acquire the marketing division of Trigger Communications and Design, a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency, from President Larry Bannerman. Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively.
buyer: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins
Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively. They are acquiring the marketing division of Trigger, an advertising and communications agency, from President, Larry Bannerman. They are based in Calgary, AB, Canada."
seller: Trigger Communications and Design
Trigger is a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency. Their marketing division focuses on website design, results-focused integrated marketing campaigns and innovative application development. Their financial communications division is a trusted regulatory reporting partner.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Horizon Group of North America, acquired Cronin

synopsis: Southport marketing agency Horizon Group of North America has acquired Glastonbury digital-marketing firm Cronin and its visual content production company, Off Leash Studios. The three firms have combined to create a new organization called Cronin Group Holdings, but each will continue operating under their current names.
buyer: Horizon Group of North America
Horizon Group of North America is an insight-driven consumer and retail transformation expert. Horizon Group has successfully grown brands, started and scaled companies, led change, developed innovation, built business development partnerships, and optimized communications. "
target: Cronin
Based in Glastonbury, Cronin is a digitally driven, results-focused marketing agency. The agency’s capabilities include strategy and analytics; advertising; content development; media planning, buying and optimization; digital services; public relations; social media; direct marketing; and research.
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closed 3/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Lambert & Co., acquired Fairly Painless Advertising

synopsis: Lambert & Co., Michigan’s largest public relations and integrated marketing firm, has announced the acquisition of branding, creative and digital agency Fairly Painless Advertising.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: Fairly Painless Advertising
Fairly Painless is a full-service advertising agency providing research, planning and creative services spanning print and digital design, brand strategy, advertising copy and creative, video production, web development, digital marketing services and ad buying.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediaworks Online Marketing, acquired Liberty Communications

synopsis: Mediaworks has announced the acquisition of Liberty Communications. The County Durham, UK-based media planning and buying agency specialises in what would be considered ‘traditional’ advertising media, with expertise in TV, radio, out of home and print media.
buyer: Mediaworks Online Marketing
Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. They specialize in organic search engine optimization that drives leads, sales and brand visibility for their clients, but they are also experts in pay-per-click, online reputation management and content marketing. "
target: Liberty Communications
Liberty Communications is a County Durham, UK-based media planning and buying agency specialises in what would be considered ‘traditional’ advertising media, with expertise in TV, radio, out of home and print media.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nerio Communications merged with CRE8IVE,

synopsis: Nerio Communications has merged with CRE8IVE, a leading creative agency in Australia. Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, and more.
buyer: CRE8IVE
CRE8IVE is a leading creative agency in Australia. CRE8IVE specializes in branding, campaign development and the development of websites. CRE8IVE utilizes clever strategy, considered design and innovative technologies to help businesses tell compelling stories to reach their audience. "
target: Nerio Communications
Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful and long-term relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, content creation, and more.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Jakala, an Italian group specialized in the so-called martech, or technology applied to marketing, has acquired 77Agency, an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles.
buyer: Jakala Group S.p.A
Jakala is the first Italian Martech Company offering its customers strategic, analytics, digital and technological support by leveraging on unique assets and know-how, as well as adopting innovative models aimed at achieving measurable results. "
target: 77Agency
77Agency is an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles. 77 delivers its clients connected digital solutions; combining its services of Digital Strategy, Digital PR and Social Media, SEO, Website Design, and Development and more.
price ($mm)
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$33
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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc., will acquire United Communication Group

synopsis: Japanese advertising and marketing giant Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. will acquire United Communication Group, a Taiwanese ad agency. United Communication Group creates high-quality communication strategies and content to help their clients win more customers. The group offers services for advertising, public relations, events, digital, and more.
buyer: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc. (TSE:2433:$13,583.78)
Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. is a marketing services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Today, the Hakuhodo DY Group comprises five distinct groups: Hakuhodo, Daiko, and Yomiko, the core brand agencies under Hakuhodo DY Holdings, along with Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, and kyu. "
target: United Communication Group
United Communication Group is a Taiwanese ad agency. United Communication Group creates high-quality communication strategies and content to help their clients win more customers. The group offers services for advertising, public relations, events, digital, media buying, exhibitions, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$62 [$90]*
rev ($mm)
$101
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.3x
closed 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Media Storm, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Media Storm through Merkle. Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Media Storm, LLC
Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Schireson Associates, acquired Stun Creative

synopsis: Marketing and data strategy firm Schireson Associates has acquired two leading independent creative and brand strategy agencies, Stun Creative and Blackbird, to form "Known." Stun Creative is an advertising agency and production company that specializes in telling brand stories that engage, compel, and activate consumers.
buyer: Schireson Associates
Schireson Associates is a marketing and data strategy consulting firm built around data science, engineering, market research, and advanced analytics. The firm's team of PhD data scientists, engineers, and strategists solve complex business challenges for clients like Microsoft, Google, and Viacom. "
target: Stun Creative
Stun Creative is an advertising agency and production company that specializes in telling brand stories that engage, compel, and activate consumers. Stun provides creative development and execution in all media, including production, post-production, digital, social, animation, key art, and design.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Avatar Agency Group, acquired The Make Beautiful Agency

synopsis: South African The Make Beautiful Agency, launched by Zwelakhe “Zee” Tshabangu in June 2016, has been acquired by M&N Brands. M&N has acquired a 51% majority stake in Make Beautiful and it will be housed within the larger Avatar Agency Group, owned by M&N Brands. The Make Beautiful Agency provides television and radio advertising services.
buyer parent: M&N Brands
buyer: Avatar Agency Group
AVATAR is an established and successful full-service agency group with specialist agencies in traditional advertising, digital advertising, public relations and media. AVATAR unites a professional team of over 50 marketers in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in South Africa. "
target: The Make Beautiful Agency
The Make Beautiful Agency, based in South Africa, was launched by Zwelakhe “Zee” Tshabangu in June 2016. The Make Beautiful Agency provides television and radio advertising services.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Affilired, acquired Denomatic

synopsis: Affilired has acquired Denomatic, a Digital Marketing agency specializing in Programmatic and Paid Advertising Channels. Denomatic has positioned itself as a great Programmatic Advertising partner, driving increasingly improved results in all the campaigns they’ve collaborated on.
buyer: Affilired
Affilired is the first Performance Marketing Agency specializing in the Travel Sector. Together we have more than 20 years of experience helping more than 200 companies to increase their Online Traffic and Direct Sales internationally. "
target: Denomatic
Denomatic is a Spanish marketing agency specialized in programmatic advertising created in 2015, which owns a solid portfolio of 173 clients in the travel sector alone. They specialize in the management of advertising campaigns such as programmatic advertising, social networks, and email marketing.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jacobs Agency, Inc. merged with Sandstorm Design,

synopsis: Jacobs Agency has merged with Sandstorm, a user experience and digital agency. Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more.
buyer: Sandstorm Design
Sandstorm is a user experience and digital agency that leverages strategic marketing, emerging technologies and usability to create high impact and compelling brand experiences. Sandstorm specializes in brand strategy, content strategy, social strategy, marketing strategy and more. "
target: Jacobs Agency, Inc.
Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more. Their clients include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Whole Foods, Smithfield, B&W, ACE Hardware, Amtrak, Gold Promise, and Peoples Gas.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falls, acquired Wyse Advertising

synopsis: Falls, a multi-faceted communications, marketing and digital agency acquired Wyse, a brand management and advertising agency that has built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
buyer: Falls
Falls is a strategic marketing, communications & digital firm. They are among the largest, fully integrated firms with a history of serving clients on a regional, national and international basis. Their vision is to help organizations serve their communities and make the world a better place. "
target: Wyse Advertising
Wyse is a full-service branding, advertising and marketing agency. They have built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Antlia Investments B.V., acquired Admoove Sweden AB

synopsis: AdUX, a French digital advertising and user experience specialist, has sold its Swedish subsidiary AdMoove Sweden AB to the Netherlands-based ANTLIA Investments B.V. AdMoove Sweden provides comprehensive digital solutions, including search engine advertising, website optimization, and graphic advertising online.
buyer: Antlia Investments B.V.
Antlia Investments B.V. is a holding company located in Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands. "
target parent: AdUX
target: Admoove Sweden AB
Admoove Sweden, headquartered in Ljusdal, provides comprehensive digital solutions for companies with both national and local interests. Admoove's services include search engine advertising, website optimization, and graphic advertising online.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.01 [$0.35]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hearts & Science LLC, acquired MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Omnicom Media Group's Hearts & Science has acquired Melbourne media agency Max & Partners. MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Hearts & Science LLC
Hearts & Science is a marketing agency using data to help brands build individual relationships with consumers at scale. Hearts & Science was founded with a special focus on data analytics and a foundation of heart. "
target: MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.
MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result. They help businesses find the best content opportunity and best commercial model possible.
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closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Monet + Associés, acquired Brainstorming Communication

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

Venetian Media Group, acquired Frontier Advertising

synopsis: Venetian Media Group, an independent, Australian owned and operated agency group, has acquired Frontier Advertising, an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
buyer: Venetian Media Group
Venetian Media Group was founded by Mark and Michael Fishwick to deliver a collective, end-to end offering that will see the suite of brands work individually or collaboratively as needed to deliver optimum creativity for clients, beyond agency boundaries. They focus on advertising and media. "
target: Frontier Advertising
Established in 1993, Frontier Advertising is an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Impulse Screen Media, acquired iNC Digital Media

synopsis: Impulse Screen Media, a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands, has acquired iNC Digital Media, the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. iNC Digital Media creates high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
buyer: Impulse Screen Media
Based in Sydney, Impulse Screen Media (ISM) is a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands. ISM has built a unique technology platform that captures real-time data from television broadcasts, allowing brands and agencies to optimize digital media buying. "
target parent: Here, There & Everywhere
target: iNC Digital Media
Based in Australia, iNC Digital Media is the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. They are a team of like-minded marketing professionals specifically available to create high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 4/7/2020 via BusinessWire

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

synopsis: The Bradford Group, a Nashville-based public relations agency, has merged with the Dalton Agency to create Nashville’s fourth largest public relations and advertising agency as measured by revenue. The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation.
buyer: The Bradford Group
The Bradford Group is a PR/marketing firm based in Nashville, Tennessee that integrates public relations, inbound marketing, outbound marketing and social media. They create contagious conversations that build brands. "
target: The Dalton Agency
The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation. Through their experiential, interactive and corporate show production, the agency is able to create experiences online, offline & live.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins, will purchase Marketing Division from Trigger Communications and Design

synopsis: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are to acquire the marketing division of Trigger Communications and Design, a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency, from President Larry Bannerman. Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively.
buyer: Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins
Geoff Hardwicke and Todd Blevins are the Managing Director and Creative Director of Trigger Communications and Design, respectively. They are acquiring the marketing division of Trigger, an advertising and communications agency, from President, Larry Bannerman. They are based in Calgary, AB, Canada."
seller: Trigger Communications and Design
Trigger is a Calgary-based advertising and communications agency. Their marketing division focuses on website design, results-focused integrated marketing campaigns and innovative application development. Their financial communications division is a trusted regulatory reporting partner.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Horizon Group of North America, acquired Cronin

synopsis: Southport marketing agency Horizon Group of North America has acquired Glastonbury digital-marketing firm Cronin and its visual content production company, Off Leash Studios. The three firms have combined to create a new organization called Cronin Group Holdings, but each will continue operating under their current names.
buyer: Horizon Group of North America
Horizon Group of North America is an insight-driven consumer and retail transformation expert. Horizon Group has successfully grown brands, started and scaled companies, led change, developed innovation, built business development partnerships, and optimized communications. "
target: Cronin
Based in Glastonbury, Cronin is a digitally driven, results-focused marketing agency. The agency’s capabilities include strategy and analytics; advertising; content development; media planning, buying and optimization; digital services; public relations; social media; direct marketing; and research.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Lambert & Co., acquired Fairly Painless Advertising

synopsis: Lambert & Co., Michigan’s largest public relations and integrated marketing firm, has announced the acquisition of branding, creative and digital agency Fairly Painless Advertising.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: Fairly Painless Advertising
Fairly Painless is a full-service advertising agency providing research, planning and creative services spanning print and digital design, brand strategy, advertising copy and creative, video production, web development, digital marketing services and ad buying.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediaworks Online Marketing, acquired Liberty Communications

synopsis: Mediaworks has announced the acquisition of Liberty Communications. The County Durham, UK-based media planning and buying agency specialises in what would be considered ‘traditional’ advertising media, with expertise in TV, radio, out of home and print media.
buyer: Mediaworks Online Marketing
Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. They specialize in organic search engine optimization that drives leads, sales and brand visibility for their clients, but they are also experts in pay-per-click, online reputation management and content marketing. "
target: Liberty Communications
Liberty Communications is a County Durham, UK-based media planning and buying agency specialises in what would be considered ‘traditional’ advertising media, with expertise in TV, radio, out of home and print media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nerio Communications merged with CRE8IVE,

synopsis: Nerio Communications has merged with CRE8IVE, a leading creative agency in Australia. Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, and more.
buyer: CRE8IVE
CRE8IVE is a leading creative agency in Australia. CRE8IVE specializes in branding, campaign development and the development of websites. CRE8IVE utilizes clever strategy, considered design and innovative technologies to help businesses tell compelling stories to reach their audience. "
target: Nerio Communications
Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful and long-term relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, content creation, and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Jakala, an Italian group specialized in the so-called martech, or technology applied to marketing, has acquired 77Agency, an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles.
buyer: Jakala Group S.p.A
Jakala is the first Italian Martech Company offering its customers strategic, analytics, digital and technological support by leveraging on unique assets and know-how, as well as adopting innovative models aimed at achieving measurable results. "
target: 77Agency
77Agency is an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles. 77 delivers its clients connected digital solutions; combining its services of Digital Strategy, Digital PR and Social Media, SEO, Website Design, and Development and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc., will acquire United Communication Group

synopsis: Japanese advertising and marketing giant Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. will acquire United Communication Group, a Taiwanese ad agency. United Communication Group creates high-quality communication strategies and content to help their clients win more customers. The group offers services for advertising, public relations, events, digital, and more.
buyer: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc. (TSE:2433:$13,583.78)
Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. is a marketing services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Today, the Hakuhodo DY Group comprises five distinct groups: Hakuhodo, Daiko, and Yomiko, the core brand agencies under Hakuhodo DY Holdings, along with Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, and kyu. "
target: United Communication Group
United Communication Group is a Taiwanese ad agency. United Communication Group creates high-quality communication strategies and content to help their clients win more customers. The group offers services for advertising, public relations, events, digital, media buying, exhibitions, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$62 [$90]*
rev ($mm)
$101
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
11.3x
closed 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Media Storm, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Media Storm through Merkle. Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Media Storm, LLC
Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Schireson Associates, acquired Stun Creative

synopsis: Marketing and data strategy firm Schireson Associates has acquired two leading independent creative and brand strategy agencies, Stun Creative and Blackbird, to form "Known." Stun Creative is an advertising agency and production company that specializes in telling brand stories that engage, compel, and activate consumers.
buyer: Schireson Associates
Schireson Associates is a marketing and data strategy consulting firm built around data science, engineering, market research, and advanced analytics. The firm's team of PhD data scientists, engineers, and strategists solve complex business challenges for clients like Microsoft, Google, and Viacom. "
target: Stun Creative
Stun Creative is an advertising agency and production company that specializes in telling brand stories that engage, compel, and activate consumers. Stun provides creative development and execution in all media, including production, post-production, digital, social, animation, key art, and design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Avatar Agency Group, acquired The Make Beautiful Agency

synopsis: South African The Make Beautiful Agency, launched by Zwelakhe “Zee” Tshabangu in June 2016, has been acquired by M&N Brands. M&N has acquired a 51% majority stake in Make Beautiful and it will be housed within the larger Avatar Agency Group, owned by M&N Brands. The Make Beautiful Agency provides television and radio advertising services.
buyer parent: M&N Brands
buyer: Avatar Agency Group
AVATAR is an established and successful full-service agency group with specialist agencies in traditional advertising, digital advertising, public relations and media. AVATAR unites a professional team of over 50 marketers in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in South Africa. "
target: The Make Beautiful Agency
The Make Beautiful Agency, based in South Africa, was launched by Zwelakhe “Zee” Tshabangu in June 2016. The Make Beautiful Agency provides television and radio advertising services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Affilired, acquired Denomatic

synopsis: Affilired has acquired Denomatic, a Digital Marketing agency specializing in Programmatic and Paid Advertising Channels. Denomatic has positioned itself as a great Programmatic Advertising partner, driving increasingly improved results in all the campaigns they’ve collaborated on.
buyer: Affilired
Affilired is the first Performance Marketing Agency specializing in the Travel Sector. Together we have more than 20 years of experience helping more than 200 companies to increase their Online Traffic and Direct Sales internationally. "
target: Denomatic
Denomatic is a Spanish marketing agency specialized in programmatic advertising created in 2015, which owns a solid portfolio of 173 clients in the travel sector alone. They specialize in the management of advertising campaigns such as programmatic advertising, social networks, and email marketing.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jacobs Agency, Inc. merged with Sandstorm Design,

synopsis: Jacobs Agency has merged with Sandstorm, a user experience and digital agency. Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more.
buyer: Sandstorm Design
Sandstorm is a user experience and digital agency that leverages strategic marketing, emerging technologies and usability to create high impact and compelling brand experiences. Sandstorm specializes in brand strategy, content strategy, social strategy, marketing strategy and more. "
target: Jacobs Agency, Inc.
Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more. Their clients include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Whole Foods, Smithfield, B&W, ACE Hardware, Amtrak, Gold Promise, and Peoples Gas.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falls, acquired Wyse Advertising

synopsis: Falls, a multi-faceted communications, marketing and digital agency acquired Wyse, a brand management and advertising agency that has built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
buyer: Falls
Falls is a strategic marketing, communications & digital firm. They are among the largest, fully integrated firms with a history of serving clients on a regional, national and international basis. Their vision is to help organizations serve their communities and make the world a better place. "
target: Wyse Advertising
Wyse is a full-service branding, advertising and marketing agency. They have built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
price ($mm)
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Ticker: PTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying).
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
146
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Ticker: YOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOC AG
YOC AG
With a portfolio of 300 titles, YOC has the largest digital advertising network in Europe specialized in smartphone and tablet audiences. Their network divides audiences into channels: Business & Finanace, News, Lifestyle, Sport, Entertainment, etc.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$27.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($15.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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Ticker: WSE:CLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cloud Technologies S.A.
Cloud Technologies S.A.
Cloud Technologies S.A. is the online advertising leader in the segment of Big Data Cloud Computing in CEE region. The company has unique competencies in optimising advertising campaigns based on Programmatic Buying.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$16.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.35
EBIT ($mm)
$7.11
Net Income ($mm)
$5.36
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:7078
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCLUSIVE Inc.
INCLUSIVE Inc.
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$15.33
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$2.97
Net Income ($mm)
$1.95
Employees
74
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Ticker: ALMNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobile Network Group
Mobile Network Group is the top listed mobile marketing, technology and advertising company in France. It is one of the leading independent mobile advertising networks in Europe, with 71 million unique visitors in Germany and Italy, and represents more than 100 premium content publishers in Europe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$12.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.11
EBIT ($mm)
($1.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,338.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,574.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,081.98
Net Income ($mm)
$100.70
Employees
18300
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: CCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, reaching people in more than 30 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,683.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$567.53
EBIT ($mm)
$258.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,650.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$709.29
EBIT ($mm)
$479.37
Net Income ($mm)
$341.43
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:4324
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc. has a diverse client portfolio and enjoys solid buying power in all major mass media formats. Dentsu handles the advertising campaigns of many blue-chip companies, and major global clients have chosen the Company to act as a partner in the Japanese market.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,737.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,481.52
EBIT ($mm)
$645.53
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66400
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15,385.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,351.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,076.40
Net Income ($mm)
$1,146.30
Employees
77300
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Ticker: ENXTPA:PUB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publicis Groupe SA
Publicis Groupe SA
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. They offer the full range of services and skills: digital, traditional advertising, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media buying and strategy, and healthcare communications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,107.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,997.78
EBIT ($mm)
$1,793.68
Net Income ($mm)
$1,068.22
Employees
73853
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Ticker: CHRM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc. is a leading advertising agency in China. It operates its business under three brands: Charm Advertising, Charm Interactive, and Shangxing Media. Charm offers integrated advertising agency services from planning and managing ad campaigns to creating and placing ads.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$183.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.00
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:6185
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So-net Media Networks Corp
So-net Media Networks Corp
Headquartered in Japan, So-net Media Networks uses cutting edge marketing technologies to deliver optimal information to the right people in the most suitable way. They offer various marketing solutions through their products which synergistically interact with each other, guaranteeing higher ROI.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$97.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.60
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$5.54
Employees
174
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Ticker: PTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying).
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
146
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Ticker: YOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOC AG
YOC AG
With a portfolio of 300 titles, YOC has the largest digital advertising network in Europe specialized in smartphone and tablet audiences. Their network divides audiences into channels: Business & Finanace, News, Lifestyle, Sport, Entertainment, etc.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$27.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($15.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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Ticker: WSE:CLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cloud Technologies S.A.
Cloud Technologies S.A.
Cloud Technologies S.A. is the online advertising leader in the segment of Big Data Cloud Computing in CEE region. The company has unique competencies in optimising advertising campaigns based on Programmatic Buying.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$16.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.35
EBIT ($mm)
$7.11
Net Income ($mm)
$5.36
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:7078
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
INCLUSIVE Inc.
INCLUSIVE Inc.
Based in Japan, Inclusive is a business development company that promotes digital transformation of publishers, TV companies and other media companies, and business companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$15.33
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$2.97
Net Income ($mm)
$1.95
Employees
74
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Ticker: ALMNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobile Network Group
Mobile Network Group is the top listed mobile marketing, technology and advertising company in France. It is one of the leading independent mobile advertising networks in Europe, with 71 million unique visitors in Germany and Italy, and represents more than 100 premium content publishers in Europe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$12.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.11
EBIT ($mm)
($1.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,338.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,574.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,081.98
Net Income ($mm)
$100.70
Employees
18300
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: CCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, reaching people in more than 30 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,683.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$567.53
EBIT ($mm)
$258.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,650.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$709.29
EBIT ($mm)
$479.37
Net Income ($mm)
$341.43
Employees
0
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