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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Mamu Media merged with Haley Marketing Group,

synopsis: Mamu Media LLC has merged with Haley Marketing, a leading marketing firm serving the staffing industry. Mamu Media is a marketing firm specializing in the staffing industry. Mamu Media helps its clients reach their target audience by creating dynamic content and leveraging a combination of digital, print, and live communication strategies.
buyer: Haley Marketing Group
Haley Marketing provides marketing for staffing & recruiting firms. They serve more than 800 global clients. Their services include web design, social media marketing, search engine marketing, email & content marketing, Integrated sales & marketing campaigns, identity & design, and direct mail. "
target: Mamu Media
Mamu Media is a marketing firm specializing in branded content for the staffing industry. Mamu Media helps its clients reach their target audience by creating dynamic content and leveraging a combination of digital, print, and live communication strategies to distribute the messaging.
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closed 6/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Wave Recruitment Solutions, acquired Recwebs

synopsis: Wave has acquired Recwebs, the recruitment website technology business. The acquisition strengthens Wave’s website building services and recruitment marketing technology as they continue to grow and develop.
buyer: Wave Recruitment Solutions
Wave Recruitment Solutions has been working within the recruitment advertising and media buying world for best part of 20 years. They were one of the very first online advertising agencies in the UK and work with companies all around the world from the SME market to FTSE 100 companies. "
target: Recwebs
Recwebs is a recruitment website technology business offering beautifully designed, mobile optimised and fully featured recruitment websites. They also offer SEO to improve customers’ search engine rankings, build credibility and trust with candidates, and get more business from prospective clients.
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closed 9/10/2009 via PR Web

Jobing.com, acquired Cheezhead

synopsis: Jobing.com announced its acquisition of The Cheesman Group, including the recruitment industry's leading third party news and opinion website, Cheezhead.com. The company plans changes for the Cheezhead.com website to align it with Jobing.com's overall mission and objectives to connect local employers and job seekers.
buyer: Jobing.com
A three-time Inc. 500™ fastest-growing company, Jobing.com is a leading media provider of locally-focused recruiting, online job search and talent management solutions designed to connect local employers and job seekers. "
target: Cheezhead
Founded in 2005 by industry expert, Joel Cheesman, The Cheesman Group is a recruitment industry niche providing consulting services, and independent thoughts and ideas through its renowned industry blog, Cheezhead.com.
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closed 1/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Human Resource Executive, acquired HRM Asia

synopsis: Human Resource Executive® (HRE) magazine, organizer of the award-winning HR Technology Conference & Exposition®, announced the acquisition of Singapore-based HRM Asia Pte Ltd., a business unit of Diversified Communications. HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals.
buyer parent: LRP Publications, LLC
buyer: Human Resource Executive
Human Resource Executive® magazine is a print and online publication covering important HR subjects such as HR technology, employee engagement, performance management, organizational leadership and career development. "
target parent: Diversified Communications
target: HRM Asia
One of Asia-Pacific's leading media companies, HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals, senior executives and business leaders.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Forum Media Group GmbH, acquired Lighthouse Independent Media Pte Ltd

synopsis: Lighthouse Independent Media (Lighthouse) has announced that Forum Media Group has acquired 80% of the share capital of Lighthouse in Singapore and Hong Kong from owners Justin Randles and Tony Kelly. Lighthouse was established 15 years ago and is now a successful B2B media and events business servicing the Marketing and Human Resources sectors.
buyer: Forum Media Group GmbH
Forum is a medium sized international publishing company. Forum publishes print and digital offerings in the specialist B2B and consumer sectors, and operates in 15 countries. "
target: Lighthouse Independent Media Pte Ltd
Lighthouse was established 15 years ago and is now a successful B2B media and events business servicing the Marketing and Human Resources sectors. Lighthouse products and services include magazines, websites, newsletters, events and awards.
price ($mm)
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$6
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0.0x
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announced 3/24/2016 via AP - Associated Press

BLR, will purchase HR, Health Care and Environmental divisions from Thompson Information Services

synopsis: BLR has reached an agreement to acquire HR, Health Care and Environmental divisions of Thompson Information Services. The company is recognized as one of the leading publishers of compliance and regulatory information and training in the fields of federal grants, federal contracting, financial services, food and drug, and more.
buyer: BLR
BLR®—Business & Legal Resources helps U.S. businesses simplify compliance with state and federal legal requirements, and help them become more successful. They do this by offering authoritative content and practical, easy-to-use tools. "
seller parent: Columbia Books & Information Services
seller: Thompson Information Services
Thompson Information Services to provide the most authoritative, timely and practical guidance available in a variety of professional practice areas. Thompson Information Services is recognized as one of the leading publishers of compliance and regulatory information and training.
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closed 10/18/2014 via PR Web

Diversified Communications, acquired HRM Asia

synopsis: Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of media company HRM Asia of Singapore. The acquisition adds HR Summit, Asia’s largest human resources event, as well as the HRM Congress series, HRM Magazine and HRM Online to Diversified’s portfolio of over 175 events, eMedia products and print magazines.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a growing global media company. As producers of international trade and consumer events, conferences, publications and eMedia Diversified Communications is in business to support and build innovative, effective business communities. "
target: HRM Asia
One of Asia-Pacific's leading media companies, HRM Asia provides specialty publications, websites, events and business conferences focused on the needs of HR professionals, senior executives and business leaders.
price ($mm)
$6.91
rev ($mm)
$4
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1.9x
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closed 11/3/2008 via PR Newswire

Crain Communications, Inc., acquired Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc.

synopsis: Crain Communications Inc announced the acquisition of privately-held Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc., the premier provider of research and analysis covering the contingent workforce.
buyer: Crain Communications, Inc.
Crain Communications is a publishing company providing vital news and information to industry leaders and consumers with 29 titles. Each newspaper, magazine and electronic news site has become required reading and an authoritative source in its own sector of business, trade and consumer market. "
target: Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc.
Staffing Industry Analysts, Inc. is the premier research and analysis firm covering the contingent workforce. Its titles include Staffing Industry Review and Contingent Workforce Strategies magazines in print and online.
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closed 6/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired JMH Consulting

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing and enrollment management, announces the acquisition of JMH Consulting, an innovative, customer-centric provider of higher education marketing, recruiting, and retention solutions. They offer a comprehensive suite of services on both a fee-for-service and revenue sharing basis.
buyer parent: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
target: JMH Consulting
JMH Consulting is an organization that markets, launches, manages, and enhances educational experiences for higher education. They use innovative ideas in their strategies and solutions for online marketing. They offer a range of enrollment growth solutions for higher education institutions.
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announced 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

United Business Media Limited, will acquire Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading U.S. media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences, and Powersports industries, announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which UBM plc will acquire Advanstar Communications.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. They help organisations make connections, communicate their proposition and do business effectively. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar is an event and marketing services business that serves business professionals and consumers in the Fashion, Licensing, Life Sciences and Powersports industries with its portfolio of 54 trade shows, 100 conferences, 30 publications, and almost 200 electronic products and Web sites.
price ($mm)
$972
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$291
EBITDA ($mm)
$83
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3.3x
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11.7x
closed 2/13/2014 via PE Hub

Owner Resource Group, LLC, acquired Advantage Business Media

synopsis: Catalyst Investors announced the sale of Advantage Business Media (ABM) to Owner Resource Group, LLC. ABM is a full-service digital marketing and information services company providing up-to-the-minute, targeted and relevant editorial content to professionals across the science, design, manufacturing and communication markets.
buyer: Owner Resource Group, LLC
Owner Resource Group is an Austin, Texas based investment firm founded to bring superior outcomes to privately held businesses. They make investments that enable business owners and management teams to pursue their objectives and accelerate the growth of their companies in a disciplined manner. "
target parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
target: Advantage Business Media
Advantage Business Media is an integrated business media company with a diversified portfolio of highly focused print publications, e-newsletters, specialized directories, vertical search databases, conferences, ancillary media vehicles, and associated web-based services.
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, a UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Woodhead Publishing Limited
Woodhead Publishing Ltd. is a leading independent international publishing company. Woodhead publishes in six main subject areas: food science, technology and nutrition; materials engineering; welding and metallurgy; textile technology; environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment.
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closed 5/31/2007 via BusinessWire

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Advanstar Communications Inc.

synopsis: Advanstar Holdings Corp., the holding company for Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions, has completed the Company’s acquisition by an investor group led by Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) for $1.142 billion in cash.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Credit Suisse First Boston
target: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,137 [$1,722]
rev ($mm)
$324
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$86
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closed 11/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Corporate Executive Board, acquired Wanted Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: CEB Inc., a best practice insight and technology company, and Wanted Technologies Corporation have closed their acquisition under which CEB will acquire all of Wanted Technologies' common shares. The company is a leading provider of real-time market intelligence and analytics for staffing and talent sourcing professionals.
buyer: Corporate Executive Board (CEB:$938.58)
Corporate Executive Board (CEB) is a best practice insight and technology company. In partnership with leading organizations around the globe, they develop innovative solutions to drive corporate performance. "
target: Wanted Technologies, Inc. (TSX-V: WAN:$7.57)
WANTED Technologies began collecting detailed Hiring Demand data in October 2002, and currently maintains a database of more than 1.2 billion unique job listings covering 22 markets worldwide.
price ($mm)[EV]
$34 [$31]
rev ($mm)
$8
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$1
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3.9x
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32.7x
announced 1/8/2013 via BusinessWire

Pictometry will be merged with EagleView Technologies, Inc.,

synopsis: EagleView® Technologies, the leading provider of automated 3D measurement technologies and analysis solutions and Pictometry® International, the leader in geo-referenced aerial image capture and visual-centric data analytics, jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement.
buyer: EagleView Technologies, Inc.
EagleView Technologies specializes in automating manual processes through technology. The insurance and construction industries rely on EagleView's patented technology and methods to provide detailed, accurate measurements from aerial imagery. "
target: Pictometry
Pictometry International Corp. is a leading provider of geo-referenced aerial, oblique image libraries and related software. Pictometry uses a proprietary image capture process to produce Pictometry Intelligent Images® so you can See Everywhere, Measure Anything, Plan Everything.
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closed 6/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Applied Visual Arts Publishing

synopsis: AVA Publishing, creative publishers for the applied digital arts, has been acquired by Bloomsbury. The division includes Berg Publishers, Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare, Bristol Classical Press, Continuum and Bloomsbury Professional.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$182.14)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Applied Visual Arts Publishing
Applied Visual Arts Publishing, publishes between 20 and 30 books per annum for students and professionals in the applied visual arts. The books are written by leading academic authorities, and have been adopted by many hundreds of universities, colleges and higher education bodies around the world.
price ($mm)
$0.90
rev ($mm)
$3
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1.0x
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announced 2/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

American Energy Partners, Inc., will acquire Oilfield Basics, LLC

synopsis: American Energy Partners, Inc. will acquire Oilfield Basics, LLC, an online resource for learning more about the oil and gas industry. The addition of Oilfield Basics to American Energy’s group of subsidiaries expands American Energy’s services to an online educational platform that can derive growth from media that markets to the energy industry.
buyer: American Energy Partners, Inc. (OTCPK:AEPT:$0.09)
American Energy Partners and its subsidiaries focus on providing solutions in markets where energy production and water meet technology. The companies engage in the design, construction, and operation of regional water treatment facilities that serve the industrial, energy, and government sectors. "
target: Oilfield Basics, LLC
Oilfield Basics is an online resource for learning more about the oil and gas industry. The company offers multiple self-paced online courses for anyone looking to gain a stronger understanding of our vast and complex industry.
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closed 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Multiple Operating Units from PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media has announced the acquisition of a number of the former PennWell media properties from Clarion Events including titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
seller parent: Blackstone Group LP
seller: PennWell Corporation
The multiple operating units of PennWell include titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities. PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company.
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closed 12/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, acquired Forester Media Inc.

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media, a business-to-business media company, has acquired Forester Media is a media company that publishes trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. Forester Media produces StormCon, a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, and more.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
target: Forester Media Inc.
Forester Media is a media company that publishes award-winning trade magazines and produces live events and conferences. StormCon is a North American surface water quality conference and exposition. Their magazines cover energy efficiency, soil erosion, excavating, solid waste management, and more.
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closed 11/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired Bobit Business Media

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce an affiliate has acquired the assets of Bobit Business Media Inc., a leading B2B media company. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm specializing in lower middle market companies. With $355 million of equity capital under management, they provide flexible capital and partner with talented management teams to propel companies to grow and achieve their full potential. "
target: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Mamu Media merged with Haley Marketing Group,

synopsis: Mamu Media LLC has merged with Haley Marketing, a leading marketing firm serving the staffing industry. Mamu Media is a marketing firm specializing in the staffing industry. Mamu Media helps its clients reach their target audience by creating dynamic content and leveraging a combination of digital, print, and live communication strategies.
buyer: Haley Marketing Group
Haley Marketing provides marketing for staffing & recruiting firms. They serve more than 800 global clients. Their services include web design, social media marketing, search engine marketing, email & content marketing, Integrated sales & marketing campaigns, identity & design, and direct mail. "
target: Mamu Media
Mamu Media is a marketing firm specializing in branded content for the staffing industry. Mamu Media helps its clients reach their target audience by creating dynamic content and leveraging a combination of digital, print, and live communication strategies to distribute the messaging.
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Mamu Media merged with Haley Marketing Group,

synopsis: Mamu Media LLC has merged with Haley Marketing, a leading marketing firm serving the staffing industry. Mamu Media is a marketing firm specializing in the staffing industry. Mamu Media helps its clients reach their target audience by creating dynamic content and leveraging a combination of digital, print, and live communication strategies.
buyer: Haley Marketing Group
Haley Marketing provides marketing for staffing & recruiting firms. They serve more than 800 global clients. Their services include web design, social media marketing, search engine marketing, email & content marketing, Integrated sales & marketing campaigns, identity & design, and direct mail. "
target: Mamu Media
Mamu Media is a marketing firm specializing in branded content for the staffing industry. Mamu Media helps its clients reach their target audience by creating dynamic content and leveraging a combination of digital, print, and live communication strategies to distribute the messaging.
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Mamu Media merged with Haley Marketing Group,

synopsis: Mamu Media LLC has merged with Haley Marketing, a leading marketing firm serving the staffing industry. Mamu Media is a marketing firm specializing in the staffing industry. Mamu Media helps its clients reach their target audience by creating dynamic content and leveraging a combination of digital, print, and live communication strategies.
buyer: Haley Marketing Group
Haley Marketing provides marketing for staffing & recruiting firms. They serve more than 800 global clients. Their services include web design, social media marketing, search engine marketing, email & content marketing, Integrated sales & marketing campaigns, identity & design, and direct mail. "
target: Mamu Media
Mamu Media is a marketing firm specializing in branded content for the staffing industry. Mamu Media helps its clients reach their target audience by creating dynamic content and leveraging a combination of digital, print, and live communication strategies to distribute the messaging.
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closed 11/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Advanced Medical, acquired Staffing Robot

synopsis: Colorado medical-staffing company Advanced Medical Personnel Services Inc. has bought Staffing Robot, a fast-growing Portland, Oregon-based website design and marketing firm that serves the staffing and recruiting sector.
buyer: Advanced Medical
Advanced, Inc. is a full service recruiting and staffing agency specializing in travel nurse and therapy placements all over the U.S. Advanced Travel Nursing assists in the placement of Operating Room nurses, PACU, ICU, L&D, and Emergency Room nurses. "
target: Staffing Robot
Staffing Robot is a fast-growing Portland, Oregon-based website design and marketing firm that serves the staffing and recruiting sector.
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closed 6/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Wave Recruitment Solutions, acquired Recwebs

synopsis: Wave has acquired Recwebs, the recruitment website technology business. The acquisition strengthens Wave’s website building services and recruitment marketing technology as they continue to grow and develop.
buyer: Wave Recruitment Solutions
Wave Recruitment Solutions has been working within the recruitment advertising and media buying world for best part of 20 years. They were one of the very first online advertising agencies in the UK and work with companies all around the world from the SME market to FTSE 100 companies. "
target: Recwebs
Recwebs is a recruitment website technology business offering beautifully designed, mobile optimised and fully featured recruitment websites. They also offer SEO to improve customers’ search engine rankings, build credibility and trust with candidates, and get more business from prospective clients.
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closed 6/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired JMH Consulting

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing and enrollment management, announces the acquisition of JMH Consulting, an innovative, customer-centric provider of higher education marketing, recruiting, and retention solutions. They offer a comprehensive suite of services on both a fee-for-service and revenue sharing basis.
buyer parent: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
target: JMH Consulting
JMH Consulting is an organization that markets, launches, manages, and enhances educational experiences for higher education. They use innovative ideas in their strategies and solutions for online marketing. They offer a range of enrollment growth solutions for higher education institutions.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stocks Taylor Benson Limited, acquired Shine Design Ltd

synopsis: Stocks Taylor Benson, an award-winning graphic design agency with studios in Leicester and London that pride themselves on creating clever design solutions, has acquired Shine Design, a multi-disciplined design consultancy that integrates strategy, design and technology to create effective communications that add value to their client's business.
buyer: Stocks Taylor Benson Limited
Founded in 1988 Stocks Taylor Benson is an award-winning graphic design agency with studios in Leicester and London. They pride themselves on creating clever design solutions that are both original and commercial. "
target: Shine Design Ltd
Shine Design is a multi-disciplined design consultancy. They integrate strategy, design and technology to create memorable and effective communications that add value to their client's business. Their areas of expertise include Print design, Web design, Digital media, Exhibition design, and more.
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closed 11/2/2018 via BusinessWire

AVI-SPL, Inc., acquired Interactive Solutions

synopsis: AVI-SPL, Inc., the leader in enterprise grade A/V and videoconferencing systems integration and unified communications, has acquired Interactive Solutions, a company that specializes in the design and integration of A/V systems technology for meeting and collaborative spaces, digital signage solutions, classroom technologies and lecture theaters.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: AVI-SPL, Inc.
AVI-SPL designs, builds, integrates, and supports systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly trained and certified system engineers in addition to an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. "
target: Interactive Solutions
Interactive Solutions specializes in the design and integration of audio visual systems technology for meeting and collaborative spaces, digital signage solutions, classroom technologies and lecture theaters.
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announced 8/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Merkle, Inc.

synopsis: Dentsu Inc.’s Dentsu Aegis Network, a multinational media and digital marketing communications company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in data marketing firm Merkle. Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of nine 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: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights.
price ($mm)
$1,500
rev ($mm)
$436
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closed 2/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Wipro Digital, acquired Rational Interaction

synopsis: Wipro Digital has acquired Rational Interaction, a full-service digital customer experience company. The acquisition will scale Wipro Digital’s offering for Chief Marketing Officers, connecting Rational Interaction’s ability to map and orchestrate the customer journey with Wipro Digital’s ability to design and build experiences at global scale.
buyer parent: Wipro Limited
buyer: Wipro Digital
Wipro Digital collaborates and iterates with clients to deliver customer-centered digital transformation. Working at the intersection of strategy, design, and technology, Wipro Digital derives insight, shape interaction, drive integration, and unlock innovation for its clients. "
target: Rational Interaction
Rational is a customer experience (CX) solutions firm that brings the strategic capabilities of a consultancy together with the creative and digital prowess of an agency. The firm lifts the overall customer experience from acquisition to advocacy and builds comprehensive CX solutions.
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$52
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Engage Software, acquired SMB Creative Group

synopsis: Engage Software is pleased to announce its acquisition of SMB Creative Group, a digital marketing agency serving the industrial and nonprofit sectors. Its flagship SaaS product, Connecting Members, serves churches, schools and nonprofits nationally. They also offer web design, SEO and SEM services.
buyer: Engage Software
Founded in 1999, Engage has a long and established history in website design & development, custom software and integrations. They focus on a niche market of associations and nonprofits. "
target: SMB Creative Group
Founded in 2005, SMB Creative Group is a digital marketing agency serving the industrial and nonprofit sectors. Its flagship SaaS product, Connecting Members, serves churches, schools and nonprofits nationally. They also offer web design, SEO and SEM services.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Allegiance Fundraising Group, acquired Beaconfire Red

synopsis: Allegiance Fundraising Group (AFG), a provider of fundraising solutions for nonprofits, has acquired Beaconfire RED, a digital fundraising agency. The acquisition expands AFG's digital fundraising proficiency to include online campaigns and marketing, web design and development, internet strategy and planning, and objective software evaluation.
buyer: Allegiance Fundraising Group
Allegiance Fundraising Group helps nonprofits achieve their goals through innovative and cost-effective fundraising solutions. AFG aims to deliver end-to-end support that will acquire, nurture, and retain more donors while keeping their clients in the driver's seat every step of the way. "
target: Beaconfire Red
Beaconfire RED partners with hundreds of nonprofits, associations, and social enterprises to create ROI-focused digital campaigns, design user-centric websites and apps, and develop technology solutions that drive engagement, reach and increase revenue.
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closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Affinity ID

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has acquired Affinity ID, New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Affinity ID
Affinity ID is New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
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announced 7/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Graphic Packaging, will acquire Artistic Carton Company

synopsis: Graphic Packaging, a leading provider of packaging solutions to food, beverage, food service, and other consumer products companies, has agreed to acquire Artistic Carton Company, a diversified producer of folding cartons and coated recycled paperboard.
buyer: Graphic Packaging (GPK:$6,093.40)
Graphic Packaging is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. The Company is a leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to food, beverage, food service, and other consumer products companies. "
target: Artistic Carton Company
Artistic Carton Company is a diversified producer of folding cartons and coated recycled paperboard. Their primary goal is to assist clients in building Brand Recognition and enhance the value of What’s Inside the Box – their client's product.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$63
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

PG Solutions Inc., acquired Tailbase, Inc.

synopsis: PG Solutions, a leading information technology company for smart cities in Quebec, has acquired Tailbase Inc., a Digital Marketing and Web solutions provider for retailers and manufacturers. Tailbase helps their clients build loyal online customer relationships by providing them with comprehensive, innovative and fully optimized web solutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: PG Solutions Inc.
PG Solutions is a leading information technology company for smart cities in Quebec. PG Solutions designs and delivers integrated management software packages (ERP) as well as solutions designed for citizens. Their solutions enable municipalities to provide better services to their citizens. "
target: Tailbase, Inc.
Tailbase is a Digital Marketing and Web solutions provider for retailers and manufacturers. Tailbase helps their clients build loyal online customer relationships by providing them with comprehensive, innovative and fully optimized web solutions.
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closed 1/1/2019 via PR Newswire

C.A. Fortune, acquired JB Chicago

synopsis: C.A. Fortune, a leading full-service consumer products sales and marketing agency, has acquired JB Chicago, a branding and marketing agency that works with clients to develop successful and beautiful brands that solve their specific customer's needs. JB Chicago's services include package design, brand strategy, social media, and more.
buyer: C.A. Fortune
Founded in 1983, C.A. Fortune is a leading full-service consumer products sales and marketing agency, specializing in the lifestyle-brand sector. The company offers solution for brand incubation, client development, sales management, marketing and branding, retail services and more. "
target: JB Chicago
Founded in 2000, JB Chicago is a fully integrated branding and marketing agency that works with clients to develop successful and beautiful brands that solve their specific customer's needs. Their services include package design, brand strategy, digital marketing, web design, social media, and more.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Netsprint Group, acquired Way To Grow

synopsis: Netsprint Group, a provider of data-driven digital solutions for various digital marketing channels, has acquired Way to Grow, a Polish company that specializes in the optimization of advertising space for publishers in the programmatic model. Way to Grow helps their clients optimize their website and advertising space to increase their revenue.
buyer parent: Innova Capital
buyer: Netsprint Group
Netsprint Group provides data-driven digital solutions for various digital marketing channels. Netsprint's proprietary data management platform offers unique technology and multiple-data-source analysis to look into user behavior, allowing their clients to enhance their marketing campaigns. "
target: Way To Grow
Way to Grow is a Polish company that specializes in the optimization of advertising space for publishers in the programmatic model. Way to Grow helps their clients optimize their website and advertising space to increase their revenue. Their clients include Eurozet, MniamMniam.pl and more.
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closed 9/6/2018 via PE Hub

ByteCubed, acquired CHIEF

synopsis: ByteCubed, a results-oriented and high-impact technology consulting firm that specializes in reimagining government programs, has acquired CHIEF, a full-service creative agency that specializes in marketing, branding, creative design, media, technology, and online user experience.
buyer parent: Enlightenment Capital
buyer: ByteCubed
ByteCubed is a results-oriented and high-impact technology consulting firm that specializes in reimagining government programs. Their services include data science & analytics, user experience, mixed reality, and rapid idea execution & delivery. "
target: CHIEF
CHIEF is a minority- and woman-owned full-service marketing and design agency creating new possibility in the public and private sector. From critical government and nonprofit missions to powerful consumer brands, they create experiences for audiences that drive global impact.
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closed 8/23/2018 via PR Web

Routeique Inc., acquired Strategic Direct Marketing Group

synopsis: Routeique is pleased to announce the acquisition of sdmg, a Canadian company specializing in digital solutions for major retailers. sdmg is a 15-year-old company that has amassed a virtual who's who of customers in the retail space, including HBC, Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Lord and Taylor, Saks, Sears, Sports Chek, and a host of others.
buyer: Routeique Inc.
Routeique offers a complete logistics platform for supply chains, including end-to-end order management, inventory and warehouse management, mobile invoicing and settlement, route optimization and planning, signature capture and proof of delivery. "
target: Strategic Direct Marketing Group
Strategic Direct Marketing Group (SDMG) is a strategic software development agency with clients across Canada. SDMG has amassed a virtual who's who of customers in the retail space, including HBC, Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Lord and Taylor, Saks, Sears, Sports Chek, and a host of others.
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closed 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Avanade Inc., acquired Loud&Clear

synopsis: Avanade, the leading digital innovator on the Microsoft ecosystem, announced it has acquired Loud&Clear, an independent enterprise technology and experience design agency headquartered in Melbourne. Avanade’s clients will benefit from Loud&Clear’s capabilities and experience in User Experience (UX), Digital Strategy, Marketing Automation.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Avanade Inc.
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries. "
target: Loud&Clear
Loud&Clearis Australia's largest independent digital agency, founded in 2009. Over the last nine years they've grown to a team of 150+ focused on delivering world-class Experience Design, Sitecore and Drupal development and Digital Strategy for enterprise.
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closed 11/29/2017 via Company Press Release

SFAM Group, acquired Actualys

synopsis: The SFAM group, the European leader in insurance brokerage for mobile and multimedia products, has acquired Actualys, a digital webdesign and IT consultant. Actualys advises clients, designs and builds digital campagins for eCommerce companies.
buyer: SFAM Group
SFAM is one of one of the main wholesale brokers of affinity insurance products, with a special focus on the fast-growing market for mobile products. The Group designs, markets and manages a range of premium insurance solutions for mobile phones and multimedia products with extended warranties. "
target: Actualys
Actualys is a digital webdesign and IT consultant with offices in France and Vietnam. Actualys integrates experts with clients to accompany advertisers to transform their digital presence. Actualys advises clients, designs and builds digital campagins for eCommerce companies.
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closed 10/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Hero Digital, acquired Beyond Vigilant

synopsis: Hero Digital announced it has completed the acquisition of Beyond Vigilant, a marketing technology agency that helps clients to envision and execute their future customer experiences.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Hero Digital
Hero Digital is a customer experience company. They combine strategy, design, content, engineering, marketing, and data analytics in their delivery of multi-channel customer experiences for brands. "
target: Beyond Vigilant
Beyond Vigilant is a marketing technology agency that helps clients to envision and execute their future customer experiences.
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