By WPP Group, plc

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.
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$6.53*
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closed 7/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bain Capital, acquired The Kantar Group

synopsis: WPP has sold a 60% majority stake in Kantar to Bain Capital, one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms. Kantar is home to some the leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $105 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$2,412*
rev ($mm)
$3,263
EBITDA ($mm)
$492
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
8.2x
closed 7/4/2019 via Company Press Release

WPP Group, plc, acquired AQuest

synopsis: WPP, the world leader in communications services, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Italian technology-driven creative agency, AQuest. AQuest’s expertise includes innovative UX and UI design, production, consumer experience and activations for clients such as Gucci, Bulgari, Mercedes, Poliform and Smeg.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$19,110.33)
WPP is the world leader in communications services. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing; advertising & media investment management; data investment management; public relations & public affairs; brand consulting; and more. "
target: AQuest
AQuest is an Italian technology-driven creative agency that specializes in innovative UX and UI design, production, consumer experience and activations for clients such as Gucci, Bulgari, Mercedes, Poliform and Smeg. Based in Milan and Verona, it employs more than 70 people.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

EveryAction, acquired BSD Tools

synopsis: EveryAction has acquired BSD Tools, a division from Blue State Digital. BSD Tools is a digital toolset that has pioneered innovations, including one-click contributions and multi-step contribution forms. BSD Tools was behind both of President Obama’s campaigns and has helped power nonprofits, advocacy groups, political campaigns, and brands.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: EveryAction
EveryAction has grown into one of the largest growing providers of Digital, Fundraising, and Organizing Software as a Service tools to nonprofits and progressive campaigns. EveryAction clients raise billions of dollars annually, engage with millions of donors, and recruit millions of supporters. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: BSD Tools
BSD Tools is a digital toolset that has pioneered innovations, including one-click contributions and multi-step contribution forms. BSD Tools was the digital platform behind both of President Obama’s campaigns and has helped power nonprofits, advocacy groups, political campaigns, and brands.
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closed 6/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Picture Shop Post, acquired The Farm

synopsis: Picture Shop, a company that provides post production and visual effects service to feature and television companies, has acquired The Farm, UK's largest post production and studio services Group. The Farm has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
buyer parent: Five Crowns Capital, LLC
buyer: Picture Shop Post
Picture Shop Post is a company that provides post production service to feature and television companies. Picture Shop Post specializes in visual effects and provides a unique vision to client projects. They are equipped with the latest technology in order to provide the highest quality of service. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: The Farm
The Farm is the UK's largest post production and studio services Group. It has sites in London, Manchester, Bristol and Los Angeles, as well as being on-site with BBC Sport, UKTV and Fremantle Media.
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$63*
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announced 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Grey Group, will acquire Autumn Worldwide

synopsis: Grey Group, a WPP company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Autumn Worldwide, a leading independent social media and digital marketing agency, based in India. They provide a multitude of services, including digital & social media campaigns, influencer & blogger marketing, online reputation management, content marketing and more.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Group
Grey Group, a subsidiary of WPP, ranks among the largest global communications companies.The agency serves a blue-chip client roster of many of the world's best known companies: Procter & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Canon, 3M and Boehringer Ingelheim. "
target: Autumn Worldwide
Autumn Worldwide is a leading independent social media and digital marketing agency, based in India. They provide a multitude of services, including digital & social media campaigns, influencer & blogger marketing, online reputation management, content marketing and more.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wunderman, acquired Emark

synopsis: WPP's wholly owned global digital agency, Wunderman, has acquired a majority stake in Emark, a marketing technology performance company. Emark delivers Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Service Cloud, DMP, and advertising technology such as Facebook Advertising and Google Ads.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman is creatively driven and data inspired. A leading global digital agency, Wunderman combines creativity and data into work that inspires consumers to take action and delivers results for brands. They use data and analytics to identify ideas that inform creative campaigns. "
target: Emark
Emark is a marketing technology performance company. Emark delivers Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Commerce Cloud, Service Cloud, DMP, and advertising technology such as Facebook Advertising and Google Ads, as a single, integrated solution.
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Wunderman Commerce, acquired 2Sales International S.A.

synopsis: Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and a WPP company, announced that it has acquired 2Sales International S.A., an ecommerce consulting agency that supports global brands in building their business on Amazon and other online marketplaces.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman Commerce
Wunderman Commerce is a global eCommerce consultancy that brings strategic clarity, technical know-how and creative inspiration to help retailers, manufacturers, and brands deliver winning commerce capabilities across all major digital commerce channels. "
target: 2Sales International S.A.
2Sales International is an ecommerce consulting agency that supports global brands in building their business on Amazon and other online marketplaces. 2Sales, based in Luxembourg, is a one-stop Amazon solution that utilises automated processes to optimise content generation, sales and promotions.
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closed 8/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Burson-Marsteller, acquired Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group

synopsis: BCW (Burson Cohn & Wolfe), a leading global communications agency and a WPP company, announced it has acquired Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group (HZ), one of the largest independent, digitally driven, integrated creative agencies in the U.S.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Burson-Marsteller
Burson-Marsteller is a leading global strategic communications and public relations firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. "
target: Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group
Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group (HZ) is a fully integrated creative agency specializing in branding, marketing, content, and digital. Known for employing a wide range of award-winning online and offline directives, their capabilities live at the intersection of design, storytelling and technology.
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closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Data Action, acquired Fusion Digital Pty Ltd

synopsis: Banking technology firm Data Action (DA) is building upon its close relationship with digital agency FUSION, announcing the acquisition of a significant shareholding in the digital agency.
buyer: Data Action
Data Action is a specialist software and services provider to the financial services industry. With an API-driven core banking platform securely hosted and offered, "as-a-service" in a private cloud, its solutions can scale with clients’ needs, offering flexibility alongside market-leading features."
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Fusion Digital Pty Ltd
FUSION is a pioneering digital agency with a specialisation in financial services and adjacent industries. The agency’s service offer includes digital strategy, design sprints, UX design and testing, data led growth marketing, in-house digital-build capabilities across web, mobile & voice and more.
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closed 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Wunderman Commerce, acquired Gorilla Commerce

synopsis: Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and a WPP company, announced that it has acquired Gorilla Group, an award-winning commerce agency that provides end-to-end experience-driven commerce solutions and services. Gorilla Group will become part of Wunderman's growing global commerce offering, Wunderman Commerce.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman Commerce
Wunderman Commerce is a global eCommerce consultancy that brings strategic clarity, technical know-how and creative inspiration to help retailers, manufacturers, and brands deliver winning commerce capabilities across all major digital commerce channels. "
target: Gorilla Commerce
Gorilla Group is an award-winning commerce agency that provides end-to-end experience-driven commerce solutions and services. Gorilla Group creates high-performing commerce solutions that enable clients to successfully evolve and compete in the digital economy.
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$40
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announced 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

GroupM, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading media investment group, will acquire Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. from Madhouse Inc., a mobile ad platform company in China. Madhouse India is an Indian company that focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
target: Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd.
Madhouse India Pvt. Ltd. is a mobile marketing agency in India. Madhouse India focuses on mobile media and advertising. The company brings advertisers together with mobile media publishers to unleash the power of mobile media advertising.
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closed 7/23/2018 via PR Newswire

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired IEG, LLC

synopsis: Engine Shop, the award-winning sports, and entertainment marketing agency, has acquired IEG, the IEG Sponsorship Conference, and ESP Properties' U.S. brand consultancy from GroupM. IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders.
buyer parent: Bruin Sports Capital
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop, is an award-winning Global Sports and Entertainment Marketing Agency that specializes in modern, omnichannel marketing campaigns that foster consumer engagement through experiences. Its clients include American Family Insurance, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Floor and Décor, and more. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: IEG, LLC
IEG is the premier global consultancy in partnership strategy, evaluation and measurement for leading sponsors and rightsholders. IEG helps brand and property clients navigate the complex universe of sponsorship and engagement marketing to optimize the value of brand partnerships.
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closed 7/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mirum, acquired KingEclient

synopsis: Mirum, a J. Walter Thompson Group business, has acquired a majority stake in Barcelona-based digital consultancy, KingEclient. KingEclient provides services including digital transformation strategy, UX, digital marketing, design, development and analytics.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Mirum
Mirum is a global digital agency. They create experiences that people want and businesses need. Mirum guides brands in business transformation, experience development and management, and commerce activation. "
target: KingEclient
KingEclient provides services including digital transformation strategy, UX, digital marketing, design, development and analytics. Founded in Barcelona in 2000, KingEclient employs around 100 digital and technology specialists, with annual revenues in excess of €10 million.
price ($mm)
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$12
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announced 4/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ogilvy Montreal, will acquire Brad, Inc.

synopsis: Ogilvy Montreal announced the acquisition of Brad. Brad is an integrated advertising agency offering communications, marketing, strategic planning, creative, design, interactive, promotional, media, and social media services.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Ogilvy Montreal
Ogilvy Montréal is a full-service advertising agency that develops integrated campaigns and communication tools for both Quebec-based and Canadian brands. They specialize in the consumer products and retail categories. "
target: Brad, Inc.
Brad is an integrated advertising agency offering communications, marketing, strategic planning, creative, design, interactive, promotional, media, and social media services.
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announced 2/12/2018 via BusinessWire

GroupM, will acquire The Glitch

synopsis: WPP has announced that its wholly-owned global media investment group, GroupM, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in The Glitch, a digitally-led creative agency. The Glitch’s full-service capabilities include digital, video and content strategy, interactive design technology, ecommerce, branding and media planning.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the leading global media investment management operation serving as the parent company to WPP media agencies including Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom and Maxus, each global operations in their own right with leading market positions. "
target: The Glitch
The Glitch is one of the largest Independent Advertising houses in India handling over 40 brands across Unilever, Netflix, PepsiCo & Perfetti. The Glitch was founded in 2009 and employs around 200 people in Mumbai and Delhi.
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$3
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closed 1/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Kantar Consulting, acquired Mash Strategy Limited

synopsis: WPP announces that Kantar Consulting, the newly launched specialist growth consultancy within Kantar, has acquired Mash Strategy Limited, a United Kingdom-based brand strategy and growth consultancy. Mash provides integrated consulting services covering growth strategy, insight, innovation and brand transformation.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Kantar Consulting
Kantar Consulting is a specialist growth consultancy within Kantar. They are the only fully connected team of brand and marketing, and retail, sales and shopper specialists. Connected to the Kantar and WPP ecosystems, they offer insights, analytics, consultancy and technology solutions. "
target: Mash Strategy Limited
Mash Strategy Limited is a United Kingdom-based brand strategy and growth consultancy. Mash provides integrated consulting services covering growth strategy, insight, innovation and brand transformation. Their clients include Johnson & Johnson, Samsung, Unilever and PepsiCo.
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closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, acquired ARBA Holdings Ltd.

synopsis: WPP announced that its wholly-owned marketing communications network, Ogilvy & Mather, has acquired a majority stake in ARBA, a digital consultancy with expertise in the financial services industry. Founded in Hong Kong, ARBA offers bespoke digital design and software engineering services with a focus on sales acceleration and customer experience.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services including: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; and various marketings. "
target: ARBA Holdings Ltd.
ARBA is a digital service design consultancy that serves financial services companies. They design solutions and manage delivery to ensure that their clients achieve their important goals and unlock their full digital potential.
price ($mm)
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$2
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closed 9/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Wunderman, acquired Pierry Inc.

synopsis: Wunderman, a WPP company and leading global digital agency, has acquired a majority stake in Pierry Inc. Pierry is an industry-leading marketing software integration and solutions company specializing in optimizing campaigns on the Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman offers Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions. Powered by complex analytics and strategic insight, creative content engages the consumer as participant, creator and champion in always-on conversations to propel their clients’ growth. "
target: Pierry Inc.
Pierry is a Salesforce Gold Consulting Partner and a full service digital marketing agency. Pierry combines strategy, technology, digital marketing best practice and creative to produce targeted, data driven initiatives that align with business objectives, drive engagement and impact ROI.
price ($mm)
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$15
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closed 8/30/2017 via Company Press Release

AKQA, acquired Dis/Play A/S

synopsis: WPP announced that its wholly-owned operating company, AKQA, the global brand experience studio, has acquired a majority stake in digital agency DIS/PLAY in Denmark. DIS/PLAY employs more than 100 people in Copenhagen and Aarhus, providing strategy, user experience, design, and technical development solutions to clients.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: AKQA
A recognised pioneer, AKQA is the global brand experience studio inspired by the imaginative application of art and science. AKQA has grown to become one of the world's most awarded digital agencies. AKQA is part of WPP, the world's largest communications services group. "
target: Dis/Play A/S
DIS/PLAY is one of the leading digital agencies in Denmark. Specialised in digital strategy, creativity and technology, DIS/PLAY employs 110 people in Copenhagen and Aarhus, who provide both Danish and global companies with quality work on a wide range of platforms - across all digital touchpoints.
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announced 2/28/2012 via PR Newswire

The SI Organization, Inc., will acquire PhaseOne Communications Inc.

synopsis: The SI Organization, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhaseOne Communications, Inc., the industry leader in providing the full range of strategic communication services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Fortune 500 clients.
buyer: The SI Organization, Inc.
The SI Organization is a leading provider of full life cycle, mission-focused systems engineering, integration and operations capabilities to the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and other agencies. "
target: PhaseOne Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in McLean, VA, PhaseOne Communications offers full service support in communications research and planning, development and evaluation.
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announced 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Disccomp Bhd, will acquire AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

synopsis: The Disccomp Berhad Group, a leading IT supply chain in Malaysia, has acquired AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian marketing company owned by AGVA Corporation Limited.
buyer: Disccomp Bhd
The Disccomp Group is one of the leading IT supply chain in Malaysia. Its core activities include: distribution and retailing of computer hardware, peripherals and accessories; and manufacturing and distribution of compatible and remanufactured toners and ink-cartridges. "
target parent: AGVA Corporation Ltd
target: AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd. offers marketing services. The company is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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$0.36
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closed 3/7/2005 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc merged with Grey Global Group Inc.,

synopsis: WPP announces that the acquisition of Grey Global Group Inc was completed on March 7, 2005, at 9 pm New York City time in accordance with the certificate of merger filed in the U.S. pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated September 11 2004.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Global Group Inc.
Grey has evolved from a one-client, one-room agency to a $9 billion communications powerhouse. Grey Global Group is the 8th largest communications company in the world, and each of its partner companies is focused on being best in class in its particular specialty. The entrepreneurial spirit and vi "
target: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$19,110.33)
WPP is one of the world's leading communications services groups. Through its operating companies it provides a comprehensive range of communications services. These services include: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity, healthcare and specialist communications.
price ($mm)
$1,758
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$1,398
EBITDA ($mm)
$139
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1.3x
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12.6x
announced 9/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sunrise Investments SpA, will acquire ItaliaOnline S.p.A.

synopsis: Sunrise Investments SpA, an investment holding company in Italy, will acquire a 52.84% stake in Italiaonline SpA, Italy's biggest internet company. Italiaonline is a leader in digital advertising. The company offers a wide range of digital solutions, from online advertising to web design and web marketing.
buyer: Sunrise Investments SpA
Sunrise Investments SpA is an investment holding company in Italy. "
target: ItaliaOnline S.p.A. (BIT:IOL:$347.50)
Italiaonline is Italy's biggest internet company. Italiaonline is a leader in digital advertising. The company offers a wide range of digital solutions, from online advertising to web design and web marketing. They also own the biggest Italian portals and directories.
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$0.01 [($97.37)]*
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$350
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$23
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-4.2x
closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kath Blackham, purchased Melbourne Operations from Deepend Group

synopsis: Deepend Group has divested its Melbourne operations to Co-Founder, Kath Blackham. Deepend Group is an independent, digital communications and innovation consultancy group. They analyze, create and measure successful outcomes that transform businesses across Digital, Mobile, PR/Social Media and Innovation.
buyer: Kath Blackham
Kath Blackham is the Co-Founder of Deepend Group, an independent, digital communications and innovation consultancy group, and the Founder of VERSA, Australia's first enterprise level voice experience agency. She is based out of Melbourne, Australia. "
seller: Deepend Group
The Melbourne operations of Deepend Group is an independent, digital communications and innovation consultancy group. They analyze, create and measure successful outcomes that transform businesses across Digital, Mobile, PR/Social Media and Innovation.
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announced 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mountaingate Capital, will acquire MeritDirect

synopsis: Mountaingate Capital, a private equity firm based in Denver, is to acquire MeritDirect, the leading provider of global multi-channel solutions, offering integrated marketing through a wide array of products and services.
buyer: Mountaingate Capital
Mountaingate Capital is a private equity firm based in Denver that specializes in building and empowering companies with strong growth potential and engaged leadership teams. "
target: MeritDirect
MeritDirect is the leading provider of global multi-channel solutions, offering integrated marketing through a wide array of products and services. Multi-channel marketers achieve and maximize superior return through MeritDirect’s Customer Acquisition and Retention, Data and Media Services and more.
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closed 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Ideal Marketing Company, acquired The Ideal Marketing Company

synopsis: The Ideal Marketing Company, a full service digital marketing agency, has announced a change of ownership following a management buyout. Jessica Shailes, who was made managing director in January 2019, took ownership of the company on 1st May after the previous owner, Helen Campbell decided to sell the company for personal reasons.
buyer: The Ideal Marketing Company
Founded in 2003, The Ideal Marketing Company is a full service digital marketing agency, passionate about working alongside its clients to create a digital marketing strategy that delivers tangible results and a positive return on investment. "
target: The Ideal Marketing Company
Founded in 2003, The Ideal Marketing Company is a full service digital marketing agency, passionate about working alongside its clients to create a digital marketing strategy that delivers tangible results and a positive return on investment.
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announced 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Redder

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Redder Advertising Co. Ltd. Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Redder
Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nowagruppen, acquired Comvision

synopsis: Nowagruppen, a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding and more, is acquiring Comvision, a reputable communications company that develops and strengthens brands through strategic communication, media relations and education. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: Nowagruppen
Nowagruppen is a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding, web design, social media, original production, interior design, lighting and sound, crisis communication, media training, market analysis and much more. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Comvision
Comvision is a reputable communications company that develops and strengthens brands through strategic communication, media relations and education. They are based in Sweden.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nowagruppen, acquired Long Tall Sally PR

synopsis: Nowagruppen, a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding and more, is acquiring Long Tall Sally, a PR agency that helps clients to communicate successfully with employees, customers, suppliers or the general public. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: Nowagruppen
Nowagruppen is a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding, web design, social media, original production, interior design, lighting and sound, crisis communication, media training, market analysis and much more. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Long Tall Sally PR
Long Tall Sally is a PR agency that helps clients to communicate successfully with employees, customers, suppliers or the general public. They work with everything from counselling, media relations and crisis management to magazine production and marketing communication. They are based in Sweden.
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closed 2/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

PilgrimPR merged with Resolve Public Affairs,

synopsis: Resolve Public Affairs has merged with PilgrimPR, an agency that provides advice to clients on all aspects of communications and consultation within the planning sector. The resulting company will be known as Royal Pilgrim Communications. Both companies are based in the UK.
buyer: Resolve Public Affairs
Resolve Public Affairs is a company which specializes in providing political, community consultation, stakeholder and media relations advice to property developers and those with an interest in the built environment. They are based in Leeds, UK. "
target: PilgrimPR
Established in 2008, PilgrimPR provides advice to clients on all aspects of communications and consultation within the planning sector, as well as adding value and innovative thinking to projects. They are based in York, United Kingdom.
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closed 1/15/2019 via BusinessWire

REQ, acquired SpeakerBox

synopsis: Leading digital marketing company REQ announced its acquisition of SpeakerBox, an award-winning strategic communications and public relations firm serving the B2B and B2G technology sector with clients ranging from emerging fast-growing firms to Fortune 100 companies.
buyer: REQ
A leading digital marketing and brand management company, REQ outpaces changes in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape by bringing reputation, advocacy, brand, and business results to new heights. They are based in Washington, DC. "
target: SpeakerBox
SpeakerBox is an award-winning strategic communications and public relations firm serving the B2B and B2G technology sector with clients ranging from emerging fast-growing firms to Fortune 100 companies.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BusinessWire

Big Group, acquired 230V

synopsis: Big Group, an award-winning creative marketing agency based out of London, announced that it has acquired 230V, a company that provides strategic creative, brand activation and public relations services. They are based in the Netherlands.
buyer: Big Group
Big Group is an award-winning creative marketing agency founded in 1991. The company is headquartered in London with offices in Newbury, Bath and Amsterdam with a team of over 150 people. The company provides services centred around brand experience, creative technology and performance marketing. "
target: 230V
230V, founded by Bas Jongerling, Coen Zuijdervliet and Karen Mönnich in 2015, provides strategic creative, brand activation and public relations services. They are based in the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Geiger, acquired CM Promotions Inc.

synopsis: Geiger, one of the largest promotional products distributor in the world, has acquired CM Promotions, a distributor of promotional products. CM Promotions offers valuable promotional outsourcing services to save clients time and money. Their products include T-shirts, backpacks, cups, water bottles, USBs, pens, and more.
buyer: Geiger
Geiger is one of the largest promotional products distributor in the world. Geiger helps their customers market, promote, and motivate through the promotional products they make and distribute. Geiger's portfolio of products include apparel, bags & totes, drinkware, writing instruments, and more. "
target: CM Promotions Inc.
Founded in 2000, CM Promotions is a distributor of promotional products. CM Promotions offers valuable promotional outsourcing services to save clients time and money. Their products include T-shirts, backpacks, cups, water bottles, USBs, pens, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Kindred Group
Kindred Group is the largest, independent digital communications group in Czech Republic. Kindred Group was founded in 2013 as a collective of independent specialized agencies that includes digital agencies Nydrle and Inspiro; and media agencies Red Media and Go.Direct.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hub Promotional Group, acquired BCG Creations

synopsis: HUB Promotional Group, a premier promotional product family of brands, has acquired BCG Creations, a leader in metal casting and manufacturing of promotional products in Canada. BCG specializes in emblematics and wood products. They offer custom lapel pins, keychains, medals, dog tags, belt buckles, lanyards and other assorted promotional products.
buyer: Hub Promotional Group
HUB Promotional Group is a premier promotional product family of brands. The group provides their customers with the widest range of top quality products with the most stress free customer purchase experience. They offer pens, leather products, neoprene-based products, beverage insulators and more. "
target: BCG Creations
Founded in 1981, BCG Creations is a leader in metal casting and manufacturing of promotional products in Canada. BCG specializes in emblematics and wood products. They offer custom lapel pins, keychains, medals, dog tags, belt buckles, lanyards, ornaments and other assorted promotional products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2018 via BusinessWire

Allison+Partners, acquired OneChocolate Communications

synopsis: Allison+Partners, a fast-growing global communications firm, announced it has acquired OneChocolate Communications, an award-winning PR and digital agency. Founded in 1992, the agency has more than 40 employees in Europe and North America and a client roster that spans consumer, B2B and technology sectors.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: OneChocolate Communications
OneChocolate Communications is an award-winning PR and digital agency. Founded in 1992, the agency has more than 40 employees in Europe and North America and a client roster that spans consumer, B2B and technology sectors.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/29/2018 via PR Newswire

The Adcom Group, acquired Arras Keathley

synopsis: The Adcom Group, a full-service marketing and communications company, has acquired Arras Keathley, an advertising, marketing and communications agency. Their team is leading the way in innovative approaches to building brands, and they help people to quickly, easily, and confidently find the products and services that perfectly satisfy their needs.
buyer: The Adcom Group
Adcom, founded in 1990, is a leading marketing and PR firm in the Midwest that does work in health care, trades, transportation and consumer goods, among other industries. Clients include some of the region's and nation's most prominent companies. "
target: Arras Keathley
Arras Keathley is an advertising, marketing and communications agency. Their team is leading the way in innovative approaches to building brands, and they help people to quickly, easily, and confidently find the products and services that perfectly satisfy their needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

PromoMAX LLC, acquired Northern Specialty Company

synopsis: PromoMax, a distributor of promotional products and business gifts, has acquired Northern Specialty Company (NSC), a full service advertising specialties company that offers a wide range of promotional items. NSC helps companies find a cost-effective way to market and promote their business with custom promotional items.
buyer: PromoMAX LLC
PromoMax is a distributor of promotional products and business gifts. PromoMAX assist's their clients by helping them brand their company through the use of Promotional Merchandise, Award and Recognition programs, Branded Apparel, POP/POS, Print, and e-commerce solutions. "
target: Northern Specialty Company
Northern Specialty Company (NSC) is a full service advertising specialties company that offers a wide range of promotional items. NSC helps companies find a cost-effective way to market and promote their business with custom promotional items that speak to their customers and clients.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2018 via PR Newswire

NATIONAL Public Relations Inc., acquired Octane Strategies

synopsis: NATIONAL Public Relations has acquired Octane Strategies, a firm specializing in public relations and public affairs. Octane offers a full range of public affairs services including strategic advisory services, crisis management, training, planning, specialized writing, consultations, and lobbying.
buyer parent: RES PUBLICA Consulting Group Inc.
buyer: NATIONAL Public Relations Inc.
NATIONAL is Canada's leading public relations firm, servicing clients across a wide range of sectors, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint John, Halifax and St. John's. "
target: Octane Strategies
Based in Montréal, Octane Strategies is a firm specializing in public relations and public affairs. Their team offers the full range of public affairs services including strategic advisory services, crisis management, training, planning, specialized writing, consultations, and lobbying.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/28/2012 via PR Newswire

The SI Organization, Inc., will acquire PhaseOne Communications Inc.

synopsis: The SI Organization, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhaseOne Communications, Inc., the industry leader in providing the full range of strategic communication services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Fortune 500 clients.
buyer: The SI Organization, Inc.
The SI Organization is a leading provider of full life cycle, mission-focused systems engineering, integration and operations capabilities to the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and other agencies. "
target: PhaseOne Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in McLean, VA, PhaseOne Communications offers full service support in communications research and planning, development and evaluation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

Disccomp Bhd, will acquire AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

synopsis: The Disccomp Berhad Group, a leading IT supply chain in Malaysia, has acquired AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian marketing company owned by AGVA Corporation Limited.
buyer: Disccomp Bhd
The Disccomp Group is one of the leading IT supply chain in Malaysia. Its core activities include: distribution and retailing of computer hardware, peripherals and accessories; and manufacturing and distribution of compatible and remanufactured toners and ink-cartridges. "
target parent: AGVA Corporation Ltd
target: AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.
AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd. offers marketing services. The company is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
price ($mm)
$0.36
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/7/2005 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc merged with Grey Global Group Inc.,

synopsis: WPP announces that the acquisition of Grey Global Group Inc was completed on March 7, 2005, at 9 pm New York City time in accordance with the certificate of merger filed in the U.S. pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated September 11 2004.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Global Group Inc.
Grey has evolved from a one-client, one-room agency to a $9 billion communications powerhouse. Grey Global Group is the 8th largest communications company in the world, and each of its partner companies is focused on being best in class in its particular specialty. The entrepreneurial spirit and vi "
target: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$19,110.33)
WPP is one of the world's leading communications services groups. Through its operating companies it provides a comprehensive range of communications services. These services include: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity, healthcare and specialist communications.
price ($mm)
$1,758
rev ($mm)
$1,398
EBITDA ($mm)
$139
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.6x
announced 9/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sunrise Investments SpA, will acquire ItaliaOnline S.p.A.

synopsis: Sunrise Investments SpA, an investment holding company in Italy, will acquire a 52.84% stake in Italiaonline SpA, Italy's biggest internet company. Italiaonline is a leader in digital advertising. The company offers a wide range of digital solutions, from online advertising to web design and web marketing.
buyer: Sunrise Investments SpA
Sunrise Investments SpA is an investment holding company in Italy. "
target: ItaliaOnline S.p.A. (BIT:IOL:$347.50)
Italiaonline is Italy's biggest internet company. Italiaonline is a leader in digital advertising. The company offers a wide range of digital solutions, from online advertising to web design and web marketing. They also own the biggest Italian portals and directories.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.01 [($97.37)]*
rev ($mm)
$350
EBITDA ($mm)
$23
EV / rev
-0.3x
EV / EBITDA
-4.2x
closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kath Blackham, purchased Melbourne Operations from Deepend Group

synopsis: Deepend Group has divested its Melbourne operations to Co-Founder, Kath Blackham. Deepend Group is an independent, digital communications and innovation consultancy group. They analyze, create and measure successful outcomes that transform businesses across Digital, Mobile, PR/Social Media and Innovation.
buyer: Kath Blackham
Kath Blackham is the Co-Founder of Deepend Group, an independent, digital communications and innovation consultancy group, and the Founder of VERSA, Australia's first enterprise level voice experience agency. She is based out of Melbourne, Australia. "
seller: Deepend Group
The Melbourne operations of Deepend Group is an independent, digital communications and innovation consultancy group. They analyze, create and measure successful outcomes that transform businesses across Digital, Mobile, PR/Social Media and Innovation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mountaingate Capital, will acquire MeritDirect

synopsis: Mountaingate Capital, a private equity firm based in Denver, is to acquire MeritDirect, the leading provider of global multi-channel solutions, offering integrated marketing through a wide array of products and services.
buyer: Mountaingate Capital
Mountaingate Capital is a private equity firm based in Denver that specializes in building and empowering companies with strong growth potential and engaged leadership teams. "
target: MeritDirect
MeritDirect is the leading provider of global multi-channel solutions, offering integrated marketing through a wide array of products and services. Multi-channel marketers achieve and maximize superior return through MeritDirect’s Customer Acquisition and Retention, Data and Media Services and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Ideal Marketing Company, acquired The Ideal Marketing Company

synopsis: The Ideal Marketing Company, a full service digital marketing agency, has announced a change of ownership following a management buyout. Jessica Shailes, who was made managing director in January 2019, took ownership of the company on 1st May after the previous owner, Helen Campbell decided to sell the company for personal reasons.
buyer: The Ideal Marketing Company
Founded in 2003, The Ideal Marketing Company is a full service digital marketing agency, passionate about working alongside its clients to create a digital marketing strategy that delivers tangible results and a positive return on investment. "
target: The Ideal Marketing Company
Founded in 2003, The Ideal Marketing Company is a full service digital marketing agency, passionate about working alongside its clients to create a digital marketing strategy that delivers tangible results and a positive return on investment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Redder

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Redder Advertising Co. Ltd. Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Redder
Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nowagruppen, acquired Comvision

synopsis: Nowagruppen, a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding and more, is acquiring Comvision, a reputable communications company that develops and strengthens brands through strategic communication, media relations and education. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: Nowagruppen
Nowagruppen is a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding, web design, social media, original production, interior design, lighting and sound, crisis communication, media training, market analysis and much more. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Comvision
Comvision is a reputable communications company that develops and strengthens brands through strategic communication, media relations and education. They are based in Sweden.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nowagruppen, acquired Long Tall Sally PR

synopsis: Nowagruppen, a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding and more, is acquiring Long Tall Sally, a PR agency that helps clients to communicate successfully with employees, customers, suppliers or the general public. Both companies are based in Sweden.
buyer: Nowagruppen
Nowagruppen is a group of companies specializing in PR, media consulting, graphic design, branding, web design, social media, original production, interior design, lighting and sound, crisis communication, media training, market analysis and much more. They are based in Sweden. "
target: Long Tall Sally PR
Long Tall Sally is a PR agency that helps clients to communicate successfully with employees, customers, suppliers or the general public. They work with everything from counselling, media relations and crisis management to magazine production and marketing communication. They are based in Sweden.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

PilgrimPR merged with Resolve Public Affairs,

synopsis: Resolve Public Affairs has merged with PilgrimPR, an agency that provides advice to clients on all aspects of communications and consultation within the planning sector. The resulting company will be known as Royal Pilgrim Communications. Both companies are based in the UK.
buyer: Resolve Public Affairs
Resolve Public Affairs is a company which specializes in providing political, community consultation, stakeholder and media relations advice to property developers and those with an interest in the built environment. They are based in Leeds, UK. "
target: PilgrimPR
Established in 2008, PilgrimPR provides advice to clients on all aspects of communications and consultation within the planning sector, as well as adding value and innovative thinking to projects. They are based in York, United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/15/2019 via BusinessWire

REQ, acquired SpeakerBox

synopsis: Leading digital marketing company REQ announced its acquisition of SpeakerBox, an award-winning strategic communications and public relations firm serving the B2B and B2G technology sector with clients ranging from emerging fast-growing firms to Fortune 100 companies.
buyer: REQ
A leading digital marketing and brand management company, REQ outpaces changes in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape by bringing reputation, advocacy, brand, and business results to new heights. They are based in Washington, DC. "
target: SpeakerBox
SpeakerBox is an award-winning strategic communications and public relations firm serving the B2B and B2G technology sector with clients ranging from emerging fast-growing firms to Fortune 100 companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2019 via BusinessWire

Big Group, acquired 230V

synopsis: Big Group, an award-winning creative marketing agency based out of London, announced that it has acquired 230V, a company that provides strategic creative, brand activation and public relations services. They are based in the Netherlands.
buyer: Big Group
Big Group is an award-winning creative marketing agency founded in 1991. The company is headquartered in London with offices in Newbury, Bath and Amsterdam with a team of over 150 people. The company provides services centred around brand experience, creative technology and performance marketing. "
target: 230V
230V, founded by Bas Jongerling, Coen Zuijdervliet and Karen Mönnich in 2015, provides strategic creative, brand activation and public relations services. They are based in the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Geiger, acquired CM Promotions Inc.

synopsis: Geiger, one of the largest promotional products distributor in the world, has acquired CM Promotions, a distributor of promotional products. CM Promotions offers valuable promotional outsourcing services to save clients time and money. Their products include T-shirts, backpacks, cups, water bottles, USBs, pens, and more.
buyer: Geiger
Geiger is one of the largest promotional products distributor in the world. Geiger helps their customers market, promote, and motivate through the promotional products they make and distribute. Geiger's portfolio of products include apparel, bags & totes, drinkware, writing instruments, and more. "
target: CM Promotions Inc.
Founded in 2000, CM Promotions is a distributor of promotional products. CM Promotions offers valuable promotional outsourcing services to save clients time and money. Their products include T-shirts, backpacks, cups, water bottles, USBs, pens, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Kindred Group
Kindred Group is the largest, independent digital communications group in Czech Republic. Kindred Group was founded in 2013 as a collective of independent specialized agencies that includes digital agencies Nydrle and Inspiro; and media agencies Red Media and Go.Direct.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Hub Promotional Group, acquired BCG Creations

synopsis: HUB Promotional Group, a premier promotional product family of brands, has acquired BCG Creations, a leader in metal casting and manufacturing of promotional products in Canada. BCG specializes in emblematics and wood products. They offer custom lapel pins, keychains, medals, dog tags, belt buckles, lanyards and other assorted promotional products.
buyer: Hub Promotional Group
HUB Promotional Group is a premier promotional product family of brands. The group provides their customers with the widest range of top quality products with the most stress free customer purchase experience. They offer pens, leather products, neoprene-based products, beverage insulators and more. "
target: BCG Creations
Founded in 1981, BCG Creations is a leader in metal casting and manufacturing of promotional products in Canada. BCG specializes in emblematics and wood products. They offer custom lapel pins, keychains, medals, dog tags, belt buckles, lanyards, ornaments and other assorted promotional products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/11/2018 via BusinessWire

Allison+Partners, acquired OneChocolate Communications

synopsis: Allison+Partners, a fast-growing global communications firm, announced it has acquired OneChocolate Communications, an award-winning PR and digital agency. Founded in 1992, the agency has more than 40 employees in Europe and North America and a client roster that spans consumer, B2B and technology sectors.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: OneChocolate Communications
OneChocolate Communications is an award-winning PR and digital agency. Founded in 1992, the agency has more than 40 employees in Europe and North America and a client roster that spans consumer, B2B and technology sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/29/2018 via PR Newswire

The Adcom Group, acquired Arras Keathley

synopsis: The Adcom Group, a full-service marketing and communications company, has acquired Arras Keathley, an advertising, marketing and communications agency. Their team is leading the way in innovative approaches to building brands, and they help people to quickly, easily, and confidently find the products and services that perfectly satisfy their needs.
buyer: The Adcom Group
Adcom, founded in 1990, is a leading marketing and PR firm in the Midwest that does work in health care, trades, transportation and consumer goods, among other industries. Clients include some of the region's and nation's most prominent companies. "
target: Arras Keathley
Arras Keathley is an advertising, marketing and communications agency. Their team is leading the way in innovative approaches to building brands, and they help people to quickly, easily, and confidently find the products and services that perfectly satisfy their needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

PromoMAX LLC, acquired Northern Specialty Company

synopsis: PromoMax, a distributor of promotional products and business gifts, has acquired Northern Specialty Company (NSC), a full service advertising specialties company that offers a wide range of promotional items. NSC helps companies find a cost-effective way to market and promote their business with custom promotional items.
buyer: PromoMAX LLC
PromoMax is a distributor of promotional products and business gifts. PromoMAX assist's their clients by helping them brand their company through the use of Promotional Merchandise, Award and Recognition programs, Branded Apparel, POP/POS, Print, and e-commerce solutions. "
target: Northern Specialty Company
Northern Specialty Company (NSC) is a full service advertising specialties company that offers a wide range of promotional items. NSC helps companies find a cost-effective way to market and promote their business with custom promotional items that speak to their customers and clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2018 via PR Newswire

NATIONAL Public Relations Inc., acquired Octane Strategies

synopsis: NATIONAL Public Relations has acquired Octane Strategies, a firm specializing in public relations and public affairs. Octane offers a full range of public affairs services including strategic advisory services, crisis management, training, planning, specialized writing, consultations, and lobbying.
buyer parent: RES PUBLICA Consulting Group Inc.
buyer: NATIONAL Public Relations Inc.
NATIONAL is Canada's leading public relations firm, servicing clients across a wide range of sectors, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint John, Halifax and St. John's. "
target: Octane Strategies
Based in Montréal, Octane Strategies is a firm specializing in public relations and public affairs. Their team offers the full range of public affairs services including strategic advisory services, crisis management, training, planning, specialized writing, consultations, and lobbying.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
$1.12
Net Income ($mm)
$0.72
Employees
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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: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
2018
rev ($mm)
$12,183.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$550.74
EBIT ($mm)
$476.28
Net Income ($mm)
$272.27
Employees
15738
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11,510.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$302.76
EBIT ($mm)
$262.53
Net Income ($mm)
$258.18
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8,157.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,190.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,024.10
Net Income ($mm)
$569.60
Employees
50200
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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: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,930.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.57
EBIT ($mm)
$157.53
Net Income ($mm)
$112.25
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,969.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$487.33
EBIT ($mm)
$399.12
Net Income ($mm)
$236.43
Employees
5886
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,485.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.92
EBIT ($mm)
$116.03
Net Income ($mm)
$215.15
Employees
6200
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Ticker: GB:CMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Communisis plc
Communisis plc
Communisis is a UK leading provider of personalised customer communication services that specialises in helping clients communicate with their customers more effectively and more profitably in fast-changing markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$501.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.52
EBIT ($mm)
$23.90
Net Income ($mm)
$14.45
Employees
2106
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Ticker: WPP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WPP Group, plc
WPP Group, plc
WPP is the world leader in marketing communications services. They are made up of leading companies in: Advertising; Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations & Public Affairs; Branding & Identity; Healthcare Communications; and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$19,110.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,007.32
EBIT ($mm)
$1,524.14
Net Income ($mm)
$854.19
Employees
134281
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Ticker: BIT:SGC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SG Company S.p.A.
SG Company S.p.A.
SG Company is an Italian company that provides live and digital communication services through its subsidiaries. SG Company provides live and digital communication services for the B2B, B2C, and BTL markets. Their companies include Sinergie, Centoeventi, Special, Twico, Lievita, Core, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$36.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.79
EBIT ($mm)
$2.73
Net Income ($mm)
$1.42
Employees
0
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Ticker: BIT:IOL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ItaliaOnline S.p.A.
ItaliaOnline S.p.A.
Italiaonline is the first Italian Internet company. Its strategic objective is to consolidate its leadership in the digital advertising market for large accounts and local marketing services, with the mission to digitize SMEs: Italy’s true economic backbone.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$347.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.96
EBIT ($mm)
$30.25
Net Income ($mm)
$3.44
Employees
1389
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Ticker: OM:AWRD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Awardit AB (publ)
Awardit AB (publ)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.65
EBIT ($mm)
$1.93
Net Income ($mm)
$1.04
Employees
0
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Ticker: BSE:539229
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Majestic MRSS
Majestic MRSS
Established in 1992, Majestic MRSS is one of Asia's largest independent full service market research firms specialized in multi-country research. They conduct various studies in Qualitative, Quantitative and Online Market Research and Market Tracking.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.15
EBIT ($mm)
$1.12
Net Income ($mm)
$0.72
Employees
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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: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
2018
rev ($mm)
$12,183.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$550.74
EBIT ($mm)
$476.28
Net Income ($mm)
$272.27
Employees
15738
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  • watch
Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11,510.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$302.76
EBIT ($mm)
$262.53
Net Income ($mm)
$258.18
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8,157.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,190.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,024.10
Net Income ($mm)
$569.60
Employees
50200
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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: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,930.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.57
EBIT ($mm)
$157.53
Net Income ($mm)
$112.25
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,969.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$487.33
EBIT ($mm)
$399.12
Net Income ($mm)
$236.43
Employees
5886
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,485.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.92
EBIT ($mm)
$116.03
Net Income ($mm)
$215.15
Employees
6200
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Ticker: GB:CMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Communisis plc
Communisis plc
Communisis is a UK leading provider of personalised customer communication services that specialises in helping clients communicate with their customers more effectively and more profitably in fast-changing markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$501.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.52
EBIT ($mm)
$23.90
Net Income ($mm)
$14.45
Employees
2106
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