By Next 15

announced 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Next 15, will acquire Conversion Rate Experts

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, a communications business in London, will acquire Conversion Rate Experts (CRE). CRE is the world’s leading agency for conversion rate optimization (CRO)—a term that they coined in 2007. CRE builds amazingly effective webpages and are highly regarded by many of the web’s most sophisticated companies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Conversion Rate Experts
Conversion Rate Experts (CRE) is the world’s leading agency for conversion rate optimization (CRO)—a term that they coined in 2007. CRE builds amazingly effective webpages and are highly regarded by many of the web’s most sophisticated companies.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Savanta, acquired Future Thinking

synopsis: Savanta has acquired the UK division of Future Thinking, a global data driven intelligence company that combines research with data science to produce actionable insight for clients, including Unilever, British Gas and LEGO.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Future Thinking
Future Thinking is a leading market research and data analytics company, renowned for helping clients maximize sales, revenue and profit, through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research; often analysed through the lens of data science and behavioral economics.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Story Worldwide LLC, acquired VonShine Industries

synopsis: Story Worldwide, a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency, has acquired VonShine Industries, a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Story Worldwide LLC
Story Worldwide is a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency. Story uses established storytelling techniques and talent to solve advertising and communication challenges. The agency focuses on creating engaging content that people want to share. "
target: VonShine Industries
VonShine Industries is a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, celebrity endorsement, product placement, and more.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
price ($mm)
$28
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$17
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EV / rev
2.6x
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Market Making

synopsis: Next 15, a communications business in London, has acquired Market Making, Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Market Making builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Market Making
Market Making is Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Their superior patent ad technology, the ATOM, builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Rsquared

synopsis: Archetype, a global communications agency, has acquired San Francisco-based PR firm Rsquared Communication. Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Archetype Agency Limited
Archetype is a global communications agency dedicated to combining deep industry insight with analyst, social media and traditional media reach. They specialize in the branding and digital marketing. They are based in San Francisco, with locations all over the world. "
target: Rsquared
Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies. The agency works with high-growth, venture-backed companies building products that shape the future and impact the day-to-day lives of millions of end users.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Description

Savanta, acquired Wealth-X Custom Research

synopsis: Savanta announced the acquisition of the research division of Wealth-X (formerly Ledbury Research). Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, with their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London. Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target parent: Wealth-X
target: Wealth-X Custom Research
Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, as well as their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients within the wealth management, financial, and luxury industries with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
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closed 11/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Activate Marketing Services, LLC

synopsis: Activate Marketing Services, a B2B demand generation company, has been sold to Next Fifteen Communications Group, a publicly traded digital media company that offers digital communications, public relations and investor relations services worldwide.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Activate Marketing Services, LLC
Activate Marketing Services provides content-powered demand-generation and marketing services for business technology marketers, based their team's expertise in developing buyer insights, high-performance content and lead-nurture campaigns.
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closed 7/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

VIGA, acquired Thinqonline

synopsis: Data collection specialist, VIGA, part of the Next15 Group, announced the acquisition of New York-based thinqonline, the software and solutions provider, delivering best-in-breed technologies. Thinqonline provides consulting across the project lifecycle to guarantee timely and cost-effective result.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: VIGA
Based in London, VIGA is a data collection agency launched by Next15 and led by former Research Now executive Lewis Reeves. They provide a sophisticated approach, smart tech and a vigorous injection of energy to the data collection world. "
target: Thinqonline
Based in New York, thinqonline is a value-added provider of software, services and solutions for market research agencies and enterprise insight programs.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired Technical Associates Group

synopsis: Publitek has acquired UK headquartered Technical Associates Group (TAG). TAG offers a similar specialist range of technical, B2B, integrated marketing communications services to those of Publitek plus an in-house graphic design capability.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a B2B tech marketing agency working with over 120 clients around the world, many in highly technical markets. They deliver integrated marketing and PR campaigns based on well-crafted strategies, expert creative content, and cost-effective delivery using the best mix of channels. "
target: Technical Associates Group
Founded in 1983 Technical Associates Group (TAG) is a specialist communications agency offering a full spectrum of marketing, creative and public relations services. They are part of a global network with offices in London, Hamburg and Singapore and partner agencies in the US, China and Turkey.
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closed 2/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Brandwidth Group Limited

synopsis: Next 15, a digital communications group in London, has acquired Brandwidth Group Limited, an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Brandwidth Group Limited
Brandwidth is an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges. They offer branding, digital, experiential, and social media marketing services.
price ($mm)
$8.76
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$10
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1.4x
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired McBru

synopsis: Publitek has acquired McBru, a similar B2B tech agency based in Portland, Oregon. With immediate effect, McBru becomes Publitek North America and its founder, Kerry McClenahan, takes on the role of President. McBru's services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering. "
target: McBru
McBru (McClenahan Bruer) is a full-service integrated tech B2B marketing agency. Their services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and customer engagement.
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closed 9/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Elvis Communications Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, has acquired Elvis Communications Limited, an award-winning integrated creative agency. Elvis's mission is to transform audiences into passionate, knicker-throwing fans. Elvis offers a variety of marketing services, including press ads, direct mail packs, TV commercials, events, social media, and more.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Elvis Communications Limited
Elvis is an award-winning integrated creative agency. They work through every single step in the customer experience - whether it's for a press ad or direct mail pack, a television commercial or an in store activation, a social media post or a real world event. Elvis turns audiences into fans.
price ($mm)
$7.27
rev ($mm)
$6
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$1
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1.2x
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7.3x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Velocity Partners Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Velocity Partners Limited, a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Velocity Partners Limited
Velocity Partners Limited (“Velocity”) is a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients. Velocity was founded by Doug Kessler and Stan Woods in 2000. Clients include multi-national technology groups, such as Sprint, Xerox and Informatica. Velocity is based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$7.60
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$7
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closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing and PR group Next 15 has continued its expansion spree with the acquisition of tech PR agency Pinnacle. Pinnacle, co-founded by MD Simon Flatt in 1996, is described as a specialist technical content and digital marketing business for the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,350 people across 32 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.
Pinnacle Marketing Communications is a full service technology PR and digital media agency delivering measurable business-to-business and social media campaigns for clients in the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
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$5.87
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$3
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closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Twogether

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Twogether Creative Limited, a B2B creative and digital marketing agency with a focus on technology clients. Twogether clients include multinational technology groups such as Brocade, Intuit, Symantec, Veritas, Lenovo and Zebra Technologies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Twogether
Twogether is a creative B2B marketing agency, with a passion for technology. Working with some of the world’s leading technology brands, including Brocade, Intuit, Lenovo, Microsoft and Zebra Technologies; their aim is to create marketing communications that get attention and achieve results.
price ($mm)
$9.37
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$7
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closed 3/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Publitek Limited

synopsis: Global communications firm Next 15 has acquired Publitek, a specialist technical content marketing business. Publitek builds content platforms, creates and optimises content, and manages on and offline communities on behalf of more than 40 companies, including Ericcson, Intel and Sony.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering.
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$8.95
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$9
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closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired ODD London Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen – which employs 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries including at the PR firms Bite, Lexis and The Blueshirt Group – confirmed the acquisition of ODD London, which specialises in consumer-facing communications for fashion and lifestyle brands, with clients including Primark, Dr Martens and Eastpak.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$388.85)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: ODD London Limited
ODD London Limited is an independent creative agency working with some of the world's best-loved fashion and lifestyle brands. They translate ambition into results, through clear insight and strategy, skillfully brought to life.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Barrington Media Group, acquired Blackbird Garage

synopsis: Barrington Media Group, a portfolio company of Fort Point Capital, has acquired Blackbird Garage, a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
buyer parent: Fort Point Capital
buyer: Barrington Media Group
Located in Shelton, Connecticut, Barrington Media Group (BMG) is a technology-enabled marketing services business that focuses on direct response advertisements in traditional media channels, including television, audio and direct mail. "
target: Blackbird Garage
Blackbird Garage is a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediaset España, acquired BE A LION

synopsis: Mediaset España, a Spanish television network and media production company, has acquired BE A LION, a Spanish production company that specializes in communication solutions. BE A LION produces videos and original content that help brands to better connect with their audience in a social media environment.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Mediaset España (BME:TL5:$964.22)
Mediaset España is a Spanish television network and media production company. Mediaset España is the main content producer in Spain and has the most watched channels. Their channels include Telecino, Cuatro, Divinity, and more. The company also produces feature films. "
target: BE A LION
BE A LION is a Spanish production company that specializes in communication solutions. BE A LION produces videos and original content that help brands to better connect with their audience in a social media environment. Their productions include Pipol, Decora con Mimo, Conversexions and more.
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$18*
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$60
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closed 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Dynata, acquired CrowdLab Limited

synopsis: Dynata has acquired UK-based CrowdLab, an innovative digital ethnography solution for capturing in-the-moment consumer opinions, attitudes, and trends in a multiple award-winning digital platform. The acquisition will expand Dynata's qualitative research capabilities within its Dynata Insights Platform.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the world's largest first-party data and insights platform. With a reach of over 62 million consumers and business professionals globally, and an extensive library of individual profile attributes collected through surveys, Dynata is the cornerstone for precise, trustworthy quality data. "
target: CrowdLab Limited
UK-based CrowdLab is a digital ethnography solution for capturing in-the-moment consumer opinions, attitudes, and trends. CrowdLab helps brands understand how customers experience life, brands, products and services, sharing instantaneous contextualized insights through an engaging digital platform.
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announced 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

WebStrategies Inc., will acquire WebStrategies Inc.

synopsis: The ownership of WebStrategies Inc., Midlothian-based digital marketing agency, is transitioning over to its CEO. The agreement between CEO Chris Leone and the company’s founder, Neal Lappe, will transfer full ownership to Leone. WebStrategies uses metrics and web analytics data as the foundation for optimizing marketing programs.
buyer: WebStrategies Inc.
Chris Leone is the CEO of WebStrategies. Leone, a 2003 graduate of Midlothian High School, began as an entry-level employee with WebStrategies in 2008. "
target: WebStrategies Inc.
Based in Midlothian, Virginia, WebStrategies is in business to create raving fans. As a marketing firm specializing in generating online leads and sales, WebStrategies uses metrics and web analytics data as the foundation for optimizing marketing programs and maximizing return on marketing investmen
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paprika Global Pte Ltd merged with Huntington Communications,

synopsis: Public relations agency Huntington Communications and creative agency Paprika Global have merged to form Distilleri, an independent strategic communications consultancy. Both agencies are uniting to form a stronger suite of communication solutions as the marketing and media landscapes are becoming more fragmented.
buyer: Huntington Communications
Huntington Communications is a public relations and crisis communications agency that works with global leaders as well as Singapore-based companies to manage reputation and shape opinions. They also specialize in event management, digital and social strategy, branding, media relations and more. "
target: Paprika Global Pte Ltd
Paprika is a fully integrated communications agency established since 2000. They provide a full suite of offerings spanning the following– Strategy, Creative, Digital, Social Networking, Relationship Management and Media Services.
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closed 9/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

LCR Capital Partners, acquired Altacircle LLC

synopsis: LCR Capital Partners, a global private investment and advisory services firm focused on U.S. immigration and investment, is excited to announce that it has agreed to acquire Altacircle LLC, a digital marketing consultancy that has a deep expertise in advertising technology and lead generation.
buyer: LCR Capital Partners
LCR Capital Partners is a global private investment and advisory services firm that is the ideal partner for families interested in U.S. immigration and investment. Founded in 2012, LCR is led by classmates who met at Harvard Business School and worked together at McKinsey & Company. "
target: Altacircle LLC
Altacircle is a digital marketing consultancy focused on lead generation and innovation. It was founded in 2018 by John Baker who was previously Chief Marketing Officer of Mirum, a global digital agency he helped to create inside J Walter Thompson and WPP.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Real Agency Group, acquired Real Agency Group

synopsis: The management of Real Agency Group (RAG) has acquired the company from Bonnier Ventures, the venture arm of media group Bonnier. RAG is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences.
buyer: Real Agency Group
Real Agency Group (RAG) is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences. Their family of agencies include Spoon, The Domain Was Taken, Oh My and more. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Real Agency Group
Real Agency Group (RAG) is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences. Their family of agencies include Spoon, The Domain Was Taken, Oh My and more.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Altar Group, acquired Ginger PR Ltd

synopsis: Dundee-based design and digital group ALTAR Group has acquired Ginger PR, a boutique PR agency in the UK. The acquisition of Ginger PR significantly enhances the ALTAR Group's content creation and marketing output and allows the company to offer the perfect mix of on and offline marketing activity.
buyer: Altar Group
UK-based ALTAR Group is a Marketing led suite of Design, Digital, Research, and Communications Consultancies. Comprising four specialist agencies, ALTAR takes a collaborative approach to every project brief and client relationship resulting in deliverables that generate tangible business results. "
target: Ginger PR Ltd
UK-based Ginger is a boutique PR agency with a proven track record at raising the profile of its clients. Ginger provides a variety of services for its clients, including media relations (press, online articles, radio interviews), graphic and web design, social media management, and copywriting.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

CircleSquare, acquired Comtogether

synopsis: CircleSquare, a UK-based marketing company, has acquired comtogether, a Swiss digital marketing agency. CircleSquare will combine comtogether's expertise in data analysis and media planning with its 20 years of travel retail shopper experience to offer a stronger end-to-end proposition.
buyer: CircleSquare
UK-based CircleSquare are award-winning design and build experts capable of delivering retail solutions on a global scale. Working with some of the leading luxury companies in the world, CircleSquare creates retail displays, promotions, and environments that stand out. "
target: Comtogether
comtogether is a Swiss digital marketing agency. Its primary focus is on data-driven digital marketing, producing campaigns— including media planning and buying—and bespoke automations, with measurable and repeatable results.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Look Listen Inc., acquired Valverde & Company, LLC

synopsis: Look Listen, a full-service digital marketing agency with offices in Atlanta, Denver and Portland has completed its acquisition of Valverde & Co.,an Atlanta-based content marketing studio owned by Michael Valverde. The acquisition boosts the agency's capabilities around content development and delivery and corporate communications.
buyer: Look Listen Inc.
Look Listen builds campaigns, websites, communications, and digital products for companies that seek to improve the human experience. They help clients achieve peak performance by using behavioral analysis across sales, marketing, and product development. "
target: Valverde & Company, LLC
Valverde & Co. is an Atlanta-based content marketing studio owned by Michael Valverde. Valverde specializes in content development and delivery and corporate communications.
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Disciple Pty Ltd

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Disciple, an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Disciple Pty Ltd
Disciple is an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that cuts through clutter, builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
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closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Power Digital Marketing, acquired Covet Public Relations Inc.

synopsis: Power Digital announced its partnership with Covet Public Relations, Inc. (“Covet PR”), a national public relations firm specializing in consumer brands across food, beverage, beauty and wellness. Power Digital’s acquisition of Covet PR welcomes a new breed of storytelling to media relations and cross-channel marketing.
buyer parent: Periscope Equity
buyer: Power Digital Marketing
Power Digital is nationally acclaimed for its robust service offerings, proprietary technology and progressive approach to culture and team building. The company has been featured annually for the past three years in Inc.’s 5000 fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. "
target: Covet Public Relations Inc.
Covet PR is a national public relations firm devoted to food, beverage, beauty and lifestyle brands in the consumer space. They work with companies that are pushing boundaries, setting new standards and innovating the wellness industry.
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closed 8/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

RyanCap, acquired JBZ Digital

synopsis: Simon Ryan's independent agency group RyanCap has acquired JBZ Digital, a digital agency which will be merged immediately into the company's media specialist arm RyvalMedia. Australia-based JBZ Digital is an independently owned digital agency focused on delivering high impact marketing solutions.
buyer: RyanCap
RyanCap is a digital first advertising and marketing communications company established by former Dentsu Aegis Network Australia and New Zealand boss Simon Ryan in June 2020. RyanCap's existing media arm, RyvalMedia, is a digital first marketing and media specialist. "
target: JBZ Digital
JBZ Digital is an independently owned digital agency focused on delivering high impact marketing solutions. Founded in 2018 by Marcus Betschel, Paul Grainger and Jonathan Henshaw, JBZ Digital’s services include digital strategy and planning, performance media, social, ecommerce and analytics.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital Echidna will be merged with Northern Commerce,

synopsis: Canadian web design and digital agency Digital Echidna will merge with Ontario-based Northern Commerce. The two firms offer distinct capabilities and services which have delivered scalable growth and award-winning digital performance for some of North America’s most recognized organizations in retail, healthcare, and education.
buyer: Northern Commerce
Ontario-based Northern Commerce is a full-service digital agency that specializes in building high-performance omni-channel retail experiences. Using a data-driven approach, Northern creates immersive digital experiences that guide consumers through their purchase journey. "
target: Digital Echidna
Canada-based Digital Echidna is a web design and digital agency that focuses on developing digital experiences and large-scale websites on the Drupal content management system. It has a strong presence in the educational, health, government, and public sector markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

JP Digital will be merged with NerdBrand,

synopsis: NerdBrand, a branding, web design and advertising agency, has entered a definitive merger agreement with fellow Louisville marketing agency, JP Digital, which specializes in digital marketing, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and more.
buyer: NerdBrand
NerdBrand is a branding agency based out of Louisville, KY that specializes in brand identity and strategy. They also offer web design, content development and SEO services, as well as digital marketing and advertising services. "
target: JP Digital
JP Digital is a digital marketing agency based in Louisville, KY. They specialize in digital marketing, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Industry Dive, LLC, purchased Content Marketing business from NewsCred, Inc.

synopsis: Industry Dive, a leader in business journalism, and NewsCred, a global leader in enterprise content marketing technology, announced that Industry Dive will acquire NewsCred's Content Marketing studio and services business including assets, people and clients. NewsCred's content business helps build brands, scale content, and drive measurable result
buyer: Industry Dive, LLC
Industry Dive is a leading business journalism company. More than 11 million decision-makers across 20 competitive industries rely on its exclusive insight and analysis delivered through 22 publications. Industry Dive has continued growth since its founding in 2012. "
seller: NewsCred, Inc.
NewsCred's Content Marketing business helps scale content programs, build brands, & drive measurable results. Their content creators are the best in the business with deep industry experience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

JSAcreative merged with The Red Republic,

synopsis: JSAcreative has merged with The Red Republic, a leading consumer communications agency in Australia. JSAcreative is an independent full-service creative agency in Australia. JSAcreative creates engaging brand experiences and integrated campaigns to help their clients create and re-imagine their brands.
buyer parent: McCann Australia
buyer: The Red Republic
The Red Republic is a leading consumer communications agency in Australia. The Red Republic creates unique campaigns and brand solutions to help bring brands to life. The agency specialises in public relations, social media management, influencer management, events, brand activations, and more. "
target: JSAcreative
JSAcreative is an independent full-service creative agency in Australia. JSAcreative creates engaging brand experiences and integrated campaigns to help their clients create and re-imagine their brands. Their services include strategy, creative, brand, digital, and design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eon Digital Labs merged with Rapid Click Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Australia-based Eon Digital Labs are very pleased to announce the merger with Victorian-based digital advertising agency, Rapid Click. Eon Digital Labs is a digital agency that brings more than 30 years combined experience in the online arena.
buyer: Rapid Click Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Rapid Click helps companies utilise the best ideas, methodologies and technologies to maximise their online presence and grow their business, through website design and redesign, SEO, email marketing, online advertising and application development. "
target: Eon Digital Labs
Eon Digital Labs is a digital agency that brings more than 30 years combined experience in the online arena. Eon Digital Labs can combine a content management system, e-commerce, databases, mobile apps and email marketing, and effectively use analytics to measure the success of digital strategy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

kyu, acquired Godfrey Dadich Partners LLC

synopsis: Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce that its strategic operating unit kyu has acquired 100% of the shares in US communications company Godfrey Dadich Partners LLC. Godfrey Dadich is a communications company that plans and implements information strategies for the modern media environment.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: kyu
kyu is a collective of creative firms working with global organizations to build markets, environments, movements and brands. Through its collective structure, kyu promotes a new “many-to-many” approach for the development of concepts and brands, as well as for the solving of major economic issues. "
target: Godfrey Dadich Partners LLC
Godfrey Dadich is a US communications company that plans and implements information strategies for the modern media environment. Leveraging superior content production capabilities and editorial strengths, the company has grown as a trusted partner since its establishment in 2017.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

P4 Group Pty Ltd, acquired Ruby Communications Pty Ltd

synopsis: P4 Group has acquired Ruby Communications, bolstering the company's service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagements. The two firms are Queensland's award-winning communications consultancies.
buyer: P4 Group Pty Ltd
With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the dynamic marketing and communications powerhouse bolsters P4 Group’s service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement. "
target: Ruby Communications Pty Ltd
In a world that is dominated by content, brands can only achieve influence by engaging audiences in a more powerful way. Ruby Communications believes in making an impact. The specialists at their company believe in creativity, planning, collaboration and insight-led ideas.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Barrington Media Group, acquired Blackbird Garage

synopsis: Barrington Media Group, a portfolio company of Fort Point Capital, has acquired Blackbird Garage, a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
buyer parent: Fort Point Capital
buyer: Barrington Media Group
Located in Shelton, Connecticut, Barrington Media Group (BMG) is a technology-enabled marketing services business that focuses on direct response advertisements in traditional media channels, including television, audio and direct mail. "
target: Blackbird Garage
Blackbird Garage is a performance digital growth agency based in Chicago, Illinois that specializes in direct response advertising primarily for retail and ecommerce brands. They specialize in profitable customer acquisition for brands, e-commerce, and CPG.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediaset España, acquired BE A LION

synopsis: Mediaset España, a Spanish television network and media production company, has acquired BE A LION, a Spanish production company that specializes in communication solutions. BE A LION produces videos and original content that help brands to better connect with their audience in a social media environment.
buyer parent: FinInvest SpA
buyer: Mediaset España (BME:TL5:$964.22)
Mediaset España is a Spanish television network and media production company. Mediaset España is the main content producer in Spain and has the most watched channels. Their channels include Telecino, Cuatro, Divinity, and more. The company also produces feature films. "
target: BE A LION
BE A LION is a Spanish production company that specializes in communication solutions. BE A LION produces videos and original content that help brands to better connect with their audience in a social media environment. Their productions include Pipol, Decora con Mimo, Conversexions and more.
price ($mm)
$18*
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Dynata, acquired CrowdLab Limited

synopsis: Dynata has acquired UK-based CrowdLab, an innovative digital ethnography solution for capturing in-the-moment consumer opinions, attitudes, and trends in a multiple award-winning digital platform. The acquisition will expand Dynata's qualitative research capabilities within its Dynata Insights Platform.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the world's largest first-party data and insights platform. With a reach of over 62 million consumers and business professionals globally, and an extensive library of individual profile attributes collected through surveys, Dynata is the cornerstone for precise, trustworthy quality data. "
target: CrowdLab Limited
UK-based CrowdLab is a digital ethnography solution for capturing in-the-moment consumer opinions, attitudes, and trends. CrowdLab helps brands understand how customers experience life, brands, products and services, sharing instantaneous contextualized insights through an engaging digital platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

WebStrategies Inc., will acquire WebStrategies Inc.

synopsis: The ownership of WebStrategies Inc., Midlothian-based digital marketing agency, is transitioning over to its CEO. The agreement between CEO Chris Leone and the company’s founder, Neal Lappe, will transfer full ownership to Leone. WebStrategies uses metrics and web analytics data as the foundation for optimizing marketing programs.
buyer: WebStrategies Inc.
Chris Leone is the CEO of WebStrategies. Leone, a 2003 graduate of Midlothian High School, began as an entry-level employee with WebStrategies in 2008. "
target: WebStrategies Inc.
Based in Midlothian, Virginia, WebStrategies is in business to create raving fans. As a marketing firm specializing in generating online leads and sales, WebStrategies uses metrics and web analytics data as the foundation for optimizing marketing programs and maximizing return on marketing investmen
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paprika Global Pte Ltd merged with Huntington Communications,

synopsis: Public relations agency Huntington Communications and creative agency Paprika Global have merged to form Distilleri, an independent strategic communications consultancy. Both agencies are uniting to form a stronger suite of communication solutions as the marketing and media landscapes are becoming more fragmented.
buyer: Huntington Communications
Huntington Communications is a public relations and crisis communications agency that works with global leaders as well as Singapore-based companies to manage reputation and shape opinions. They also specialize in event management, digital and social strategy, branding, media relations and more. "
target: Paprika Global Pte Ltd
Paprika is a fully integrated communications agency established since 2000. They provide a full suite of offerings spanning the following– Strategy, Creative, Digital, Social Networking, Relationship Management and Media Services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

LCR Capital Partners, acquired Altacircle LLC

synopsis: LCR Capital Partners, a global private investment and advisory services firm focused on U.S. immigration and investment, is excited to announce that it has agreed to acquire Altacircle LLC, a digital marketing consultancy that has a deep expertise in advertising technology and lead generation.
buyer: LCR Capital Partners
LCR Capital Partners is a global private investment and advisory services firm that is the ideal partner for families interested in U.S. immigration and investment. Founded in 2012, LCR is led by classmates who met at Harvard Business School and worked together at McKinsey & Company. "
target: Altacircle LLC
Altacircle is a digital marketing consultancy focused on lead generation and innovation. It was founded in 2018 by John Baker who was previously Chief Marketing Officer of Mirum, a global digital agency he helped to create inside J Walter Thompson and WPP.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Real Agency Group, acquired Real Agency Group

synopsis: The management of Real Agency Group (RAG) has acquired the company from Bonnier Ventures, the venture arm of media group Bonnier. RAG is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences.
buyer: Real Agency Group
Real Agency Group (RAG) is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences. Their family of agencies include Spoon, The Domain Was Taken, Oh My and more. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Real Agency Group
Real Agency Group (RAG) is a Nordic network of best in class communication agencies. RAG offers a wide range of digital communication services that help their clients to reach, catch and convert audiences. Their family of agencies include Spoon, The Domain Was Taken, Oh My and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Altar Group, acquired Ginger PR Ltd

synopsis: Dundee-based design and digital group ALTAR Group has acquired Ginger PR, a boutique PR agency in the UK. The acquisition of Ginger PR significantly enhances the ALTAR Group's content creation and marketing output and allows the company to offer the perfect mix of on and offline marketing activity.
buyer: Altar Group
UK-based ALTAR Group is a Marketing led suite of Design, Digital, Research, and Communications Consultancies. Comprising four specialist agencies, ALTAR takes a collaborative approach to every project brief and client relationship resulting in deliverables that generate tangible business results. "
target: Ginger PR Ltd
UK-based Ginger is a boutique PR agency with a proven track record at raising the profile of its clients. Ginger provides a variety of services for its clients, including media relations (press, online articles, radio interviews), graphic and web design, social media management, and copywriting.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

CircleSquare, acquired Comtogether

synopsis: CircleSquare, a UK-based marketing company, has acquired comtogether, a Swiss digital marketing agency. CircleSquare will combine comtogether's expertise in data analysis and media planning with its 20 years of travel retail shopper experience to offer a stronger end-to-end proposition.
buyer: CircleSquare
UK-based CircleSquare are award-winning design and build experts capable of delivering retail solutions on a global scale. Working with some of the leading luxury companies in the world, CircleSquare creates retail displays, promotions, and environments that stand out. "
target: Comtogether
comtogether is a Swiss digital marketing agency. Its primary focus is on data-driven digital marketing, producing campaigns— including media planning and buying—and bespoke automations, with measurable and repeatable results.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Look Listen Inc., acquired Valverde & Company, LLC

synopsis: Look Listen, a full-service digital marketing agency with offices in Atlanta, Denver and Portland has completed its acquisition of Valverde & Co.,an Atlanta-based content marketing studio owned by Michael Valverde. The acquisition boosts the agency's capabilities around content development and delivery and corporate communications.
buyer: Look Listen Inc.
Look Listen builds campaigns, websites, communications, and digital products for companies that seek to improve the human experience. They help clients achieve peak performance by using behavioral analysis across sales, marketing, and product development. "
target: Valverde & Company, LLC
Valverde & Co. is an Atlanta-based content marketing studio owned by Michael Valverde. Valverde specializes in content development and delivery and corporate communications.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Disciple Pty Ltd

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Disciple, an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Disciple Pty Ltd
Disciple is an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that cuts through clutter, builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Power Digital Marketing, acquired Covet Public Relations Inc.

synopsis: Power Digital announced its partnership with Covet Public Relations, Inc. (“Covet PR”), a national public relations firm specializing in consumer brands across food, beverage, beauty and wellness. Power Digital’s acquisition of Covet PR welcomes a new breed of storytelling to media relations and cross-channel marketing.
buyer parent: Periscope Equity
buyer: Power Digital Marketing
Power Digital is nationally acclaimed for its robust service offerings, proprietary technology and progressive approach to culture and team building. The company has been featured annually for the past three years in Inc.’s 5000 fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. "
target: Covet Public Relations Inc.
Covet PR is a national public relations firm devoted to food, beverage, beauty and lifestyle brands in the consumer space. They work with companies that are pushing boundaries, setting new standards and innovating the wellness industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

RyanCap, acquired JBZ Digital

synopsis: Simon Ryan's independent agency group RyanCap has acquired JBZ Digital, a digital agency which will be merged immediately into the company's media specialist arm RyvalMedia. Australia-based JBZ Digital is an independently owned digital agency focused on delivering high impact marketing solutions.
buyer: RyanCap
RyanCap is a digital first advertising and marketing communications company established by former Dentsu Aegis Network Australia and New Zealand boss Simon Ryan in June 2020. RyanCap's existing media arm, RyvalMedia, is a digital first marketing and media specialist. "
target: JBZ Digital
JBZ Digital is an independently owned digital agency focused on delivering high impact marketing solutions. Founded in 2018 by Marcus Betschel, Paul Grainger and Jonathan Henshaw, JBZ Digital’s services include digital strategy and planning, performance media, social, ecommerce and analytics.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digital Echidna will be merged with Northern Commerce,

synopsis: Canadian web design and digital agency Digital Echidna will merge with Ontario-based Northern Commerce. The two firms offer distinct capabilities and services which have delivered scalable growth and award-winning digital performance for some of North America’s most recognized organizations in retail, healthcare, and education.
buyer: Northern Commerce
Ontario-based Northern Commerce is a full-service digital agency that specializes in building high-performance omni-channel retail experiences. Using a data-driven approach, Northern creates immersive digital experiences that guide consumers through their purchase journey. "
target: Digital Echidna
Canada-based Digital Echidna is a web design and digital agency that focuses on developing digital experiences and large-scale websites on the Drupal content management system. It has a strong presence in the educational, health, government, and public sector markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

JP Digital will be merged with NerdBrand,

synopsis: NerdBrand, a branding, web design and advertising agency, has entered a definitive merger agreement with fellow Louisville marketing agency, JP Digital, which specializes in digital marketing, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and more.
buyer: NerdBrand
NerdBrand is a branding agency based out of Louisville, KY that specializes in brand identity and strategy. They also offer web design, content development and SEO services, as well as digital marketing and advertising services. "
target: JP Digital
JP Digital is a digital marketing agency based in Louisville, KY. They specialize in digital marketing, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, email marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Industry Dive, LLC, purchased Content Marketing business from NewsCred, Inc.

synopsis: Industry Dive, a leader in business journalism, and NewsCred, a global leader in enterprise content marketing technology, announced that Industry Dive will acquire NewsCred's Content Marketing studio and services business including assets, people and clients. NewsCred's content business helps build brands, scale content, and drive measurable result
buyer: Industry Dive, LLC
Industry Dive is a leading business journalism company. More than 11 million decision-makers across 20 competitive industries rely on its exclusive insight and analysis delivered through 22 publications. Industry Dive has continued growth since its founding in 2012. "
seller: NewsCred, Inc.
NewsCred's Content Marketing business helps scale content programs, build brands, & drive measurable results. Their content creators are the best in the business with deep industry experience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

JSAcreative merged with The Red Republic,

synopsis: JSAcreative has merged with The Red Republic, a leading consumer communications agency in Australia. JSAcreative is an independent full-service creative agency in Australia. JSAcreative creates engaging brand experiences and integrated campaigns to help their clients create and re-imagine their brands.
buyer parent: McCann Australia
buyer: The Red Republic
The Red Republic is a leading consumer communications agency in Australia. The Red Republic creates unique campaigns and brand solutions to help bring brands to life. The agency specialises in public relations, social media management, influencer management, events, brand activations, and more. "
target: JSAcreative
JSAcreative is an independent full-service creative agency in Australia. JSAcreative creates engaging brand experiences and integrated campaigns to help their clients create and re-imagine their brands. Their services include strategy, creative, brand, digital, and design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Eon Digital Labs merged with Rapid Click Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Australia-based Eon Digital Labs are very pleased to announce the merger with Victorian-based digital advertising agency, Rapid Click. Eon Digital Labs is a digital agency that brings more than 30 years combined experience in the online arena.
buyer: Rapid Click Pty Ltd
Based in Australia, Rapid Click helps companies utilise the best ideas, methodologies and technologies to maximise their online presence and grow their business, through website design and redesign, SEO, email marketing, online advertising and application development. "
target: Eon Digital Labs
Eon Digital Labs is a digital agency that brings more than 30 years combined experience in the online arena. Eon Digital Labs can combine a content management system, e-commerce, databases, mobile apps and email marketing, and effectively use analytics to measure the success of digital strategy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

kyu, acquired Godfrey Dadich Partners LLC

synopsis: Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. is pleased to announce that its strategic operating unit kyu has acquired 100% of the shares in US communications company Godfrey Dadich Partners LLC. Godfrey Dadich is a communications company that plans and implements information strategies for the modern media environment.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: kyu
kyu is a collective of creative firms working with global organizations to build markets, environments, movements and brands. Through its collective structure, kyu promotes a new “many-to-many” approach for the development of concepts and brands, as well as for the solving of major economic issues. "
target: Godfrey Dadich Partners LLC
Godfrey Dadich is a US communications company that plans and implements information strategies for the modern media environment. Leveraging superior content production capabilities and editorial strengths, the company has grown as a trusted partner since its establishment in 2017.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

P4 Group Pty Ltd, acquired Ruby Communications Pty Ltd

synopsis: P4 Group has acquired Ruby Communications, bolstering the company's service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagements. The two firms are Queensland's award-winning communications consultancies.
buyer: P4 Group Pty Ltd
With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the dynamic marketing and communications powerhouse bolsters P4 Group’s service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement. "
target: Ruby Communications Pty Ltd
In a world that is dominated by content, brands can only achieve influence by engaging audiences in a more powerful way. Ruby Communications believes in making an impact. The specialists at their company believe in creativity, planning, collaboration and insight-led ideas.
price ($mm)
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12926
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Ticker: ENXTPA:LOCAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solocal Group
Solocal Group
SoLocal Group, European leader in local online communication, reveals local know-how, and boosts local revenues of businesses. The Internet activities of the Group are structured around two business lines: Local Search and Digital Marketing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$651.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.56
EBIT ($mm)
$133.38
Net Income ($mm)
$35.80
Employees
3159
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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: JASDAQ:213
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iREP Co., Ltd.
IREP Co., Ltd. provides marketing services in Japan. It operates in two segments, Internet Marketing and Senior Marketing. The Internet Marketing segment engages in the sales agency business of listing advertisements in Japan for Yahoo Japan Corporation and Google, Inc.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$505.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$8.91
Net Income ($mm)
$5.31
Employees
352
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker: DGIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform. DG connects over 11,000 global advertisers and agencies with their targeted audiences through an expansive network of over 6,000 television broadcast stations and over 11,500 web publishers in 75 countries.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$385.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.07
EBIT ($mm)
$52.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat is a leading Australian marketing services business. They partner with their clients to help them with the constant pressure of acquiring and servicing their customers, week-in, week-out. With media, digital and customer service capabilities, Salmat has the right solutions for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$333.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
3000
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: PUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch is a communications consultant group, and the French leader in public relations, event, digital and social web, in France and around the globe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$183.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.24
EBIT ($mm)
$2.13
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
462
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$388.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.59
EBIT ($mm)
$30.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2.93
Employees
2183
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Ticker: JP:4751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc. engages in Internet media and Internet advertising businesses. It also involves in the investment development business. They are currently expanding their business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,723.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$651.19
EBIT ($mm)
$514.50
Net Income ($mm)
$420.19
Employees
21469
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,038.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.27
EBIT ($mm)
$177.03
Net Income ($mm)
$110.88
Employees
17987
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: ENXTPA:LOCAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solocal Group
Solocal Group
SoLocal Group, European leader in local online communication, reveals local know-how, and boosts local revenues of businesses. The Internet activities of the Group are structured around two business lines: Local Search and Digital Marketing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$651.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.56
EBIT ($mm)
$133.38
Net Income ($mm)
$35.80
Employees
3159
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  • watch
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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  • watch
Ticker: JASDAQ:213
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iREP Co., Ltd.
IREP Co., Ltd. provides marketing services in Japan. It operates in two segments, Internet Marketing and Senior Marketing. The Internet Marketing segment engages in the sales agency business of listing advertisements in Japan for Yahoo Japan Corporation and Google, Inc.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$505.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$8.91
Net Income ($mm)
$5.31
Employees
352
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  • watch
Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: DGIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform. DG connects over 11,000 global advertisers and agencies with their targeted audiences through an expansive network of over 6,000 television broadcast stations and over 11,500 web publishers in 75 countries.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$385.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.07
EBIT ($mm)
$52.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
  • drill down
  • watch
Ticker: ASX:SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat is a leading Australian marketing services business. They partner with their clients to help them with the constant pressure of acquiring and servicing their customers, week-in, week-out. With media, digital and customer service capabilities, Salmat has the right solutions for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$333.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
3000
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  • watch
Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: PUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch is a communications consultant group, and the French leader in public relations, event, digital and social web, in France and around the globe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$183.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.24
EBIT ($mm)
$2.13
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
462
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