By Publicis Groupe SA

closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Affinity ID

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has acquired Affinity ID, New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Affinity ID
Affinity ID is New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Rauxa

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced its acquisition of Rauxa, an independent, full-service marketing agency. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Rauxa
Rauxa is the full-service agency that is rooted in data, enabled by technology, inspired to create and orchestrated to perform for Verizon, Alaska Airlines, Vans and more than 20 other brands. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired McCready Bale Media Limited

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired McCready Bale Media (MBM), New Zealand’s largest full-service media agency. MBM specializes in digital media and works across all media channels. MBM delivers award winning communication solutions through the power of media and technology.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: McCready Bale Media Limited
McCready Bale Media (MBM) is New Zealand’s largest independent, full-service media agency. MBM specializes in digital media and works across all media channels. MBM delivers award winning communication solutions through the power of media and technology.
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announced 4/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Epsilon

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, is to acquire Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing innovator, from Alliance Data. Epsilson provides unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights and world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
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$4,400
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$1,900
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closed 2/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Soft Computing

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired Soft Computing, a leading consultancy and service provider in data sciences and digital technologies applied to marketing and customer experience. They are based in Paris, France.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Soft Computing (ENXTPA:SFT:$53.14)
Soft Computing is a leading consultancy and service provider in data sciences and digital technologies applied to marketing and customer experience. They are based in Paris, France.
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$52
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$3
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15.5x
announced 10/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Xebia France will be merged with Publicis.Sapient,

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it is entering into exclusive negotiations to acquire Xebia France, a renowned agile IT consultancy firm that specializes in Data, Web, Cloud technologies, reactive software programming and Mobility. Xebia France would be combined with Publicis.Sapient, the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis.Sapient
Publicis.Sapient, the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, helps clients drive growth and efficiency and evolve the ways they work, in a world where consumer behavior and technology are catalyzing social and commercial change at an unprecedented pace. "
target parent: Xebia
target: Xebia France
Founded in 2005 by Luc Legardeur, Xebia France is a renowned agile IT consultancy firm that specializes in Data, Web, Cloud technologies, reactive software programming and Mobility. They are based in Paris, France.
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closed 10/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Kindred Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced the acquisition of Kindred Group, the largest, independent digital communications group in Czech Republic.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Kindred Group
Kindred Group is the largest, independent digital communications group in Czech Republic. Kindred Group was founded in 2013 as a collective of independent specialized agencies that includes digital agencies Nydrle and Inspiro; and media agencies Red Media and Go.Direct.
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closed 8/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired One Digital

synopsis: Publicis Communications, Publicis Groupe's creative hub, has announced the acquisition of One Digital, a data-driven agency focused on business performance and creativity based in São Paulo.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: One Digital
One Digital is a data-driven agency focused on business performance and creativity based in São Paulo. Founded in 2003, One Digital has 64 employees and works with international and Brazilian brands.
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closed 7/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Publicis Health, acquired Payer Sciences

synopsis: Publicis Health, part of Publicis Groupe, announced the acquisition of Payer Sciences, an innovative, data-and-analytics-driven health marketing agency focused on helping biopharmaceutical manufacturers navigate the dynamic U.S. reimbursement environment.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Health
Publicis Health is the largest healthcare communications network in the world.. They are a division of Publicis Groupe S.A., the third largest advertising and media company, giving them unparalleled global reach. "
target: Payer Sciences
Payer Sciences is an innovative, data-and-analytics-driven health marketing agency focused on helping biopharmaceutical manufacturers navigate the dynamic U.S. reimbursement environment.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired Ecosys OOH, India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH helps brands to connect with consumers by using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd
Ecosys OOH is India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH enable brands to exploit the opportunities in the consumer ecosystem digitally to connect with the consumer using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Publicis Health, acquired PlowShare Group

synopsis: Publicis Health, part of Publicis Groupe, S.A., announced the acquisition of PlowShare Group, the leading communications agency that specializes in working exclusively with nonprofit organizations and federal agencies on social issue and cause marketing campaigns.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Health
Publicis Health is the largest healthcare communications network in the world.. They are a division of Publicis Groupe S.A., the third largest advertising and media company, giving them unparalleled global reach. "
target: PlowShare Group
PlowShare Group is the leading communications agency that specializes in working exclusively with nonprofit organizations and federal agencies on social issue and cause marketing campaigns.
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closed 9/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Prodigious UK Limited, acquired The Harbor Picture Company Inc.

synopsis: Prodigious, the Publicis Groupe’s production entity, has acquired Harbor Picture Company, a New York-based production studio that works on film, TV and commercial projects. Harbor's model as a bespoke content creation and execution partner offers clients the benefits of an end-to-end offering with a customized approach for every project.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Prodigious UK Limited
Prodigious designs, produces and delivers brand content across all channels, using the best talent, processes and tools. The result is seamless global execution of multiple content types across all markets, without compromising creative quality. "
target: The Harbor Picture Company Inc.
Harbor Picture Company is a Soho, NY-based, full-service production and post-production studio that specializes in best-in-class content creation across the commercial, television and feature film categories. Harbor allows brands and storytellers to create highest-caliber creative work at scale.
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closed 7/5/2017 via PR Newswire

MSLGroup, acquired The Herd Agency

synopsis: Publicis Communications announced the acquisition of The Herd Agency, one of Australia's largest and most-awarded public relations agencies. The Herd Agency specializes in public relations, social media, content and creative. The Herd Agency will be renamed Herd MSL, marking the launch of Publicis Groupe's PR arm MSL into the Australian market.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSL is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group. It is one of the world's largest public relations and integrated communications networks and provides strategic counsel and creative thinking. "
target: The Herd Agency
The Herd Agency is one of Australia's largest and most-awarded public relations agencies. They have a team of 55 specialists in public relations, social media, content and creative, with a strong track record in consumer lifestyle, corporate, government, b2b, technology, and integrated campaigns.
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closed 11/30/2016 via PR Newswire

MSLGroup, acquired North Strategic

synopsis: Publicis Groupe's MSLGROUP announced that it has acquired North Strategic, an independent public relations firms in Canada. The acquisition includes Notch Video, North Strategic's online video marketplace. Both firms will retain their names and will work separately but seamlessly alongside MSLGROUP and Publicis Communications operations.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. "
target: North Strategic
Since its founding in 2011, North Strategic is a communications agency that drives earned media programs for their clients. They bring mass media coverage, word-of-mouth and social media buzz together with brand strategy and storytelling to help propel their clients’ business forward.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Digitouch Media Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and business transformation, has acquired Digitouch Media Group, an award-winning digital marketing company offering several next generation digital advertisment solutions. Digitouch is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
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. "
target: Digitouch Media Group
Founded in 2008, the Digitouch Media Group is an award-winning digital marketing company offering several next generation digital advertisment solutions. They are based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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closed 6/15/2016 via Company Press Release

MSLGroup, acquired Have Faith in Your Brand

synopsis: MSLGROUP has announced the acquisition of the China-based cause marketing consultancy, Have Faith in Your Brand. Have Faith in Your Brand is China’s only PR and cause marketing specialized consultancy.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. "
target: Have Faith in Your Brand
Have Faith in Your Brand is China’s only PR and cause marketing specialized consultancy. It has delivered integrated marketing communications campaigns for multinationals and NGOs in corporate citizenship, strategic philanthropy and issues management for clients.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Publicis.Sapient, acquired Vertiba, Inc.

synopsis: Publicis.Sapient, part of Publicis Groupe and the world’s largest and most advanced digital transformation platform, announced that it has acquired Vertiba, a Gold Salesforce Consulting Partner specializing in the delivery of Salesforce cloud solutions for data-driven marketing, sales and customer service.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis.Sapient
Publicis.Sapient, part of Publicis Groupe, is a Digital Transformation Platform purpose-built to solve for the challenges of today’s digital world — where companies seek to become fully digital businesses. "
target: Vertiba, Inc.
Vertiba is a Gold Salesforce Consulting Partner specializing in the delivery of Salesforce cloud solutions for data-driven marketing, sales and customer service.
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closed 2/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

Saatchi & Saatchi, plc, acquired MercerBell

synopsis: Saatchi & Saatchi, a global creative communications company headquartered in New York, has acquired 100% of customer experience agency MercerBell. MercerBell delivers multi-channel solutions designed to maximize customer value and engage more of a business' prospects.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Saatchi & Saatchi, plc
Saatchi & Saatchi has grown from a start-up advertising agency in London in 1970 to a global creative communications company headquartered in New York with 130 offices in 70 countries and over 6000 employees. "
target: MercerBell
MercerBell is Australia’s leading independent Customer Experience Agency. Through a seamless combination of strategy, data analytics, creativity and technology, they deliver multi-channel solutions designed to maximize customer value and engage more of a business' prospects.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Africa Group, acquired popimedia

synopsis: Publicis Africa Group has confirmed that it has wholly acquired Johannesburg-based Popimedia in a closed deal. Popimedia, the developer of meedee8, is a South African-born, international ad-tech company that assists brands in optimising digital and social media.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Africa Group
Publicis Africa Group is the fastest growing network of communication agencies in Africa. It is a part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world's largest communications holding companies, and consists of companies that specialize in all aspects of the modern communication mix. "
target: popimedia
Founded in 2007, Popimedia Innovations is a social media ad tech company. Popimedia's meedee8 is a Facebook advertising and analytics platform which provides organizations with scalability, efficiency and results.
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closed 11/10/2015 via PR Newswire

Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, acquired Langland

synopsis: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, the largest health-oriented agency network in the world, announced the acquisition of Langland Advertising, Design & Marketing Limited, one of Europe's largest and most highly regarded healthcare communications agencies. Langland turns healthcare intelligence into creative engagement.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. PHCG manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, digital, branding, message delivery, market access, and medical communications. "
target: Langland
Langland is the world's most creatively awarded healthcare advertising agency. Named 2014 Cannes Lions Health agency of the Year, Langland combined healthcare intelligence with creative engagement to develop patient recruitment and retention strategies for studies of every imaginable type.
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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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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.
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$62 [$90]*
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$101
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$10
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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closed 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Miroma Group, acquired Fold7

synopsis: Miroma Group, a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients, has acquired Fold7, UK's 21st Century advertising agency that helps brands become relevant to 21st century consumer.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Fold7
Headquartered in the UK, Fold7 is a 21st Century advertising agency. They help brands become relevant to 21st century consumer. They do it by moving beyond the traditional ad agency model, staying at the forefront of culture, and creating ideas that connect with clients’ audience wherever they are.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

ROI Digital Ltd, acquired DM2 Group

synopsis: ROI Digital, a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria, has acquired DM2 Group, a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels.
buyer: ROI Digital Ltd
ROI Digital is a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria. ROI Digital services advertisers, media agencies and brands by offering a bouquet of premium digital advertising and sales platforms for its clients to reach a targeted audience. "
target: DM2 Group
DM2 Group is a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels. DM2 has created memorable advertising campaigns for Coca-Cola, Dangote Group, and more.
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closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Buzzman

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has announced the acquisition of a 51% stake in Buzzman, the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Buzzman
Founded in 2006, Buzzman is the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

synopsis: Briggs Advertising in Bath has become part of Portland-based marketing agency CD&M Communications. Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need.
buyer: CD&M Communications
CD&M Communications are a strategic and creative agency that helps clients change the way consumers think about their brands. They specialize in Consumer Advertising, Business Communications, Social Marketing, Branding Strategy, TV, Radio, Print, Web Design, Planning and Buying, PR and more. "
target: Briggs Advertising
Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need. They are based in Maine.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ogilvy New Zealand Limited, will acquire Ogilvy New Zealand Limited

synopsis: New Zealand advertising boss Greg Partington will buy back all shares in Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington, who currently owns a 15 per cent stake in the agency, has made a deal that will see him acquire the 85 per cent stake currently held by WPP AUNZ. Ogilvy New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest independent agency and that is proudly local.
buyer: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Greg Partington is a Managing Director at Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington is one of the most well-known advertising executives in the New Zealand local ad scene, having helped build Ogilvy into one of the biggest agencies in the country. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Ogilvy New Zealand is a fully integrated marketing communications company, with expertise in brand advertising, retail advertising, direct marketing and customer relationship management, media strategy and buying, interactive marketing, public relations, and activation.
price ($mm)
$6.53*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Filter Advertising merged with Splendor Design,

synopsis: Filter Advertising, a digital and media advertising agency, has merged with Splendor Design, a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing.
buyer: Splendor Design
Splendor Design is a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing. They combine strategic thinking with creativity to solve business problems. "
target: Filter Advertising
Filter Advertising is a digital and media advertising agency. Filter's expertise lies in delivering powerful, captivating visual messaging that connects quickly and viscerally in their short attention span world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Battery

synopsis: France-based Havas Group has acquired Battery, a culture-driven creative agency. Battery specializes in gaming and streaming entertainment and has created advertising campaigns for Netflix and Activision Blizzard. Battery will become part of the Annex, Havas’ global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. The Annex is Havas’ fast-growing global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture, and be renamed Battery Annex. "
target: Battery
Battery is a highly acclaimed, culture-driven creative agency with a specialized focus on gaming and streaming entertainment to bring storytelling to other industries. They create global advertising campaigns for brands like Netflix, Royal Bank of Canada, and Activision Blizzard.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Muse Communications merged with Quantasy,

synopsis: Muse Communications, an independent multicultural advertising agency, and Quantasy, a full-service digital agency, announced they have combined operations and resources to offer enhanced marketing and digital solutions for current and future clients.
buyer: Quantasy
Quantasy is a creative brand services agency that creates engaging experiences that occur at the intersection of entertainment, advertising, technology and culture. Quantasy delivers premium interactive and social content for clients in the auto, entertainment, not-for-profit and financial sectors. "
target: Muse Communications
Muse Communications is an independent multicultural advertising agency. Their work helps clients strengthen and expand their connection with culture and the forces that influence it. Their clients include American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Google, Wells Fargo and The California State Lottery.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

McKinney, Inc, purchased Operam Creative Group from Operam

synopsis: Cheil Worldwide full-service agency McKinney has acquired of Los Angeles-based Operam Creative Group, a division formerly within Hollywood media and tech company Operam. Operam Creative Group, which is now McKinney L.A., provides creative artists and media agency services.
buyer parent: Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
buyer: McKinney, Inc
McKinney is a full-service creative and media agency dedicated to unleashing untapped potential. Insightful strategy, planning and analytics shape their creativity, while everything from social media integration to content creation to a dedicated experiential marketing team bring it to the world. "
seller: Operam
Operam Creative Group provides creative artists and media agency services. They work on a project basis with clients such as Amazon Studios, WeTransfer and Orion. Operam Creative Group houses 15 full-time strategists, multidisciplinary creatives, content creators, account managers and producers.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

K&L Inc., acquired ISC Innovators

synopsis: K&L Inc, a Japanese creative agency, has acquired ISC Innovators, a Malaysian full-service advertising company. ISCI provides a wide range of advertising services to private and government companies.
buyer parent: AOI TYO Holdings
buyer: K&L Inc.
Headquartered in Japan, K&L Inc offers is a creative agency that has worked on major Japanese-affiliated advertisers for over 50 years. Using their unique perspective, they unite concepts, emotions and real-world applications to produce communication solutions with wide-reaching impact. "
target: ISC Innovators
ISC Innovators is a Malaysian full-service advertising company. They are recognized for creativity and marketing effectiveness in all major industry categories. They have won over 120 awards, including 41 international awards for their "Malaysia. Truly Asia." campaign.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Calise Partners, acquired Imaginuity

synopsis: Calise Partners, an integrated marketing agency, has acquired Imaginuity, the integrated agency that delivers transformative results for its clients. Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey.
buyer: Calise Partners
Calise Partners is an integrated marketing agency. The agency’s powerful AdScience™ Data Management Platform maintains a single source of truth for clients’ data, allowing for unparalleled optimization of the marketing programs that are most effective in generating new customers. "
target: Imaginuity
Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey, including: brand experience, advertising, traditional and digital media buying, paid and organic search, social media, web development, UX, AI, data analytics and database marketing services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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 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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Miroma Group, acquired Fold7

synopsis: Miroma Group, a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients, has acquired Fold7, UK's 21st Century advertising agency that helps brands become relevant to 21st century consumer.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Fold7
Headquartered in the UK, Fold7 is a 21st Century advertising agency. They help brands become relevant to 21st century consumer. They do it by moving beyond the traditional ad agency model, staying at the forefront of culture, and creating ideas that connect with clients’ audience wherever they are.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

ROI Digital Ltd, acquired DM2 Group

synopsis: ROI Digital, a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria, has acquired DM2 Group, a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels.
buyer: ROI Digital Ltd
ROI Digital is a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria. ROI Digital services advertisers, media agencies and brands by offering a bouquet of premium digital advertising and sales platforms for its clients to reach a targeted audience. "
target: DM2 Group
DM2 Group is a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels. DM2 has created memorable advertising campaigns for Coca-Cola, Dangote Group, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Buzzman

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has announced the acquisition of a 51% stake in Buzzman, the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Buzzman
Founded in 2006, Buzzman is the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

synopsis: Briggs Advertising in Bath has become part of Portland-based marketing agency CD&M Communications. Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need.
buyer: CD&M Communications
CD&M Communications are a strategic and creative agency that helps clients change the way consumers think about their brands. They specialize in Consumer Advertising, Business Communications, Social Marketing, Branding Strategy, TV, Radio, Print, Web Design, Planning and Buying, PR and more. "
target: Briggs Advertising
Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need. They are based in Maine.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ogilvy New Zealand Limited, will acquire Ogilvy New Zealand Limited

synopsis: New Zealand advertising boss Greg Partington will buy back all shares in Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington, who currently owns a 15 per cent stake in the agency, has made a deal that will see him acquire the 85 per cent stake currently held by WPP AUNZ. Ogilvy New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest independent agency and that is proudly local.
buyer: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Greg Partington is a Managing Director at Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington is one of the most well-known advertising executives in the New Zealand local ad scene, having helped build Ogilvy into one of the biggest agencies in the country. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Ogilvy New Zealand is a fully integrated marketing communications company, with expertise in brand advertising, retail advertising, direct marketing and customer relationship management, media strategy and buying, interactive marketing, public relations, and activation.
price ($mm)
$6.53*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Filter Advertising merged with Splendor Design,

synopsis: Filter Advertising, a digital and media advertising agency, has merged with Splendor Design, a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing.
buyer: Splendor Design
Splendor Design is a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing. They combine strategic thinking with creativity to solve business problems. "
target: Filter Advertising
Filter Advertising is a digital and media advertising agency. Filter's expertise lies in delivering powerful, captivating visual messaging that connects quickly and viscerally in their short attention span world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Battery

synopsis: France-based Havas Group has acquired Battery, a culture-driven creative agency. Battery specializes in gaming and streaming entertainment and has created advertising campaigns for Netflix and Activision Blizzard. Battery will become part of the Annex, Havas’ global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. The Annex is Havas’ fast-growing global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture, and be renamed Battery Annex. "
target: Battery
Battery is a highly acclaimed, culture-driven creative agency with a specialized focus on gaming and streaming entertainment to bring storytelling to other industries. They create global advertising campaigns for brands like Netflix, Royal Bank of Canada, and Activision Blizzard.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Muse Communications merged with Quantasy,

synopsis: Muse Communications, an independent multicultural advertising agency, and Quantasy, a full-service digital agency, announced they have combined operations and resources to offer enhanced marketing and digital solutions for current and future clients.
buyer: Quantasy
Quantasy is a creative brand services agency that creates engaging experiences that occur at the intersection of entertainment, advertising, technology and culture. Quantasy delivers premium interactive and social content for clients in the auto, entertainment, not-for-profit and financial sectors. "
target: Muse Communications
Muse Communications is an independent multicultural advertising agency. Their work helps clients strengthen and expand their connection with culture and the forces that influence it. Their clients include American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Google, Wells Fargo and The California State Lottery.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

McKinney, Inc, purchased Operam Creative Group from Operam

synopsis: Cheil Worldwide full-service agency McKinney has acquired of Los Angeles-based Operam Creative Group, a division formerly within Hollywood media and tech company Operam. Operam Creative Group, which is now McKinney L.A., provides creative artists and media agency services.
buyer parent: Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
buyer: McKinney, Inc
McKinney is a full-service creative and media agency dedicated to unleashing untapped potential. Insightful strategy, planning and analytics shape their creativity, while everything from social media integration to content creation to a dedicated experiential marketing team bring it to the world. "
seller: Operam
Operam Creative Group provides creative artists and media agency services. They work on a project basis with clients such as Amazon Studios, WeTransfer and Orion. Operam Creative Group houses 15 full-time strategists, multidisciplinary creatives, content creators, account managers and producers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

K&L Inc., acquired ISC Innovators

synopsis: K&L Inc, a Japanese creative agency, has acquired ISC Innovators, a Malaysian full-service advertising company. ISCI provides a wide range of advertising services to private and government companies.
buyer parent: AOI TYO Holdings
buyer: K&L Inc.
Headquartered in Japan, K&L Inc offers is a creative agency that has worked on major Japanese-affiliated advertisers for over 50 years. Using their unique perspective, they unite concepts, emotions and real-world applications to produce communication solutions with wide-reaching impact. "
target: ISC Innovators
ISC Innovators is a Malaysian full-service advertising company. They are recognized for creativity and marketing effectiveness in all major industry categories. They have won over 120 awards, including 41 international awards for their "Malaysia. Truly Asia." campaign.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Calise Partners, acquired Imaginuity

synopsis: Calise Partners, an integrated marketing agency, has acquired Imaginuity, the integrated agency that delivers transformative results for its clients. Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey.
buyer: Calise Partners
Calise Partners is an integrated marketing agency. The agency’s powerful AdScience™ Data Management Platform maintains a single source of truth for clients’ data, allowing for unparalleled optimization of the marketing programs that are most effective in generating new customers. "
target: Imaginuity
Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey, including: brand experience, advertising, traditional and digital media buying, paid and organic search, social media, web development, UX, AI, data analytics and database marketing services.
price ($mm)
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Publicis Groupe SA
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rev ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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rev ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
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Charm Communications Inc.
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$183.80
EBITDA ($mm)
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$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
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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.
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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: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: TSE:2461
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F@N Communications Inc.
F@N Communications is an internet marketing company based in Japan. They own and operate several of Japan's largest advertising networks. F@N is currently one of the leading advertising companies in Japan and offers a variety of solutions to help advertisers reach their target audience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$339.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.35
EBIT ($mm)
$52.56
Net Income ($mm)
$36.14
Employees
341
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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: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15,385.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,351.50
EBIT ($mm)
$2,076.40
Net Income ($mm)
$1,146.30
Employees
77300
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Ticker: TSE: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)
$9,504.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,588.19
EBIT ($mm)
$825.08
Net Income ($mm)
$336.87
Employees
62608
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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: 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: 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: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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Ticker: TSE:2461
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F@N Communications Inc.
F@N Communications is an internet marketing company based in Japan. They own and operate several of Japan's largest advertising networks. F@N is currently one of the leading advertising companies in Japan and offers a variety of solutions to help advertisers reach their target audience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$339.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.35
EBIT ($mm)
$52.56
Net Income ($mm)
$36.14
Employees
341
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