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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired The Octopus Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe UK has acquired B2B marketing specialist agency Octopus Group to boost its B2B capabilities. London-based Octopus has evolved over recent years from a technology PR specialist to a digital and creative agency within the B2B sector.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,117.70)
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: The Octopus Group
Octopus Group is a London-based B2B marketing specialist agency. Octopus has evolved over recent years from a technology PR specialist to a digital and creative agency within the B2B sector, with clients including Siemens, Adobe, Logitech, Smartsheet and ACI Worldwide.
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closed 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Revel, acquired Borns B2B

synopsis: Revel, a company that specializes in building strong brands that grow manufacturing businesses, has acquired Borns B2B, a branding and marketing company designed specifically for business-to-business marketers.
buyer: Revel
Revel specializes in building strong brands that grow manufacturing businesses. Over the years, they have earned a reputation for delivering measurable ROI through their marketing strategy, brand building and marketing operations capabilities. "
target: Borns B2B
Borns B2B branding and marketing processes are designed for business-to-business marketers. Borns has helped clients market architectural products, biotech R&D services, capital equipment, contract manufacturing services, commercial lighting, industrial packaging, medical devices, and more.
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Corporate Visions, Inc., acquired Memzy, LLC

synopsis: Corporate Visions, the leading marketing and sales messaging, content, and skills training company has acquired Memzy, a company specializing in designing memorable, neuroscience-backed communications and presentation content.
buyer parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
buyer: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is a leading marketing, sales and customer success messaging, content, and skills training company. Global B2B companies come to Corporate Visions when they want to improve Marketing, Sales and Customer Success performance. "
target: Memzy, LLC
Memzy is a company specializing in designing memorable, neuroscience-backed communications and presentation content. Memzy is a company that uses brain science research to help businesses create and deliver memorable and actionable messages.
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closed 10/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired Happen

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Happen, a privately owned innovation firm that uses proprietary methods, frameworks and digital tools to help clients generate new ideas, products and services that drive business growth. They specialize in product packaging, shopper insight, insight for brand positioning and more.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$44,730.27)
Accenture is a global professional services company, providing a range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance & create value for their stakeholders. "
target: Happen
Happen, a privately owned innovation firm that uses proprietary methods, frameworks and digital tools to help clients generate new ideas, products and services that drive business growth. They specialize in product packaging, shopper insight, insight for brand positioning and more.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

PodCo Media Networks, Inc., acquired Diecast Studios

synopsis: PodCo Media Networks™, Inc., a content publisher whose podcast offerings empower the voices of a new, diverse generation of business leaders, announced the acquisition of Chicago-based Diecast Studios. Diecast offered design and development services under one roof, combining the consistency of in-house with the resource array of an agency.
buyer: PodCo Media Networks, Inc.
PodCo Media Networks is the premier source for business-oriented podcasts that reflect a broad spectrum of voices and topics in today's fast-changing markets. The network is comprised of four leading podcasts- Confessions of a Marketer, The Innovation Podcast, Demystifying Data and My First Job. "
target: Diecast Studios
Chicago-based Diecast Studios offers design and development services under one roof, combining the consistency of in-house with the resource array of an agency.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

TANK New Media, acquired Invoq Marketing

synopsis: TANK Media, a B2B marketing agency, has acquired Invoq Marketing Company. Both firms are HubSpot Marketing agency partners. Invoq specializes in inbound B2B marketing, a discipline that entails content marketing via social media, email newsletters, calls to action and other forms of delivery.
buyer: TANK New Media
TANK New Media is a leading B2B marketing agency in Kansas City. TANK helps growth-minded organizations generate the marketing and sales traction necessary to move their business forward. "
target: Invoq Marketing
Invoq specializes in inbound B2B marketing, a discipline that entails content marketing via social media, email newsletters, calls to action and other forms of delivery. Invoq was founded in 2015 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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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 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Unlimited Group, acquired First Base Communications Limited

synopsis: Unlimited Group, a London-based marketing group, has acquired First Base, a B2B lead generation and content marketing agency in London. First Base takes the guesswork out of their clients B2B content marketing strategy and delivers marketing programmes that help them achieve results.
buyer parent: Dbay Advisors
buyer: Unlimited Group (LSE:CRE:$136.18)
Unlimited Group is a London-based marketing group. Unlimited Group has produced award-winning campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands. The group deploys science to better understand and track human behaviour, and to inspire and enable truly effective creativity for brands. "
target: First Base Communications Limited
First Base is a B2B lead generation and content marketing agency in London. First Base takes the guesswork out of their clients B2B content marketing strategy and delivers marketing programmes that help them achieve results.
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closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

All Contents, acquired La Machine

synopsis: All Contents, a communications agency specializing in editorial influence, has acquired La Machine, a company that provides B2B communication and brand management services. Both companies are based in France.
buyer: All Contents
All Contents is a communications agency specializing in editorial influence. They combine content communication and publishing. They are based in Paris, France. "
target: La Machine
La Machine SARL provides B2B communication and brand management services. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Aubière, France.
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired McBru

synopsis: Publitek has acquired McBru, a similar B2B tech agency based in Portland, Oregon. With immediate effect, McBru becomes Publitek North America and its founder, Kerry McClenahan, takes on the role of President. McBru's services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering. "
target: McBru
McBru (McClenahan Bruer) is a full-service integrated tech B2B marketing agency. Their services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and customer engagement.
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closed 8/3/2017 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired Brand Learning

synopsis: Accenture has acquired marketing and sales capability consultancy Brand Learning, to help organizations drive sustained customer led growth by enhancing their marketing, sales, HR and leadership capabilities.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$44,730.27)
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance. "
target: Brand Learning
Brand Learning is a marketing and sales capability consultancy that helps organizations drive sustained customer led growth by enhancing their marketing, sales, HR and leadership capabilities.
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closed 2/13/2017 via Company Press Release

The Pursuit Group merged with Communica,

synopsis: Communica, Inc., a Toledo-based integrated marketing communications firm has merged with The Pursuit Group, a Toledo-based content marketing and funnel management firm. The two companies have worked closely together for many years to service a global client base primarily in the B2B arena. The agency will retain the name Communica, Inc.
buyer: Communica
Communica is a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations agency operating from six regional offices: Toledo, Columbus, Detroit, Lexington, Charlotte and Shanghai, China. They have clients locally, nationally and globally — from Fortune 500 companies to the latest startups. "
target: The Pursuit Group
The Pursuit Group is a team of marketing, sales, and technology veterans who help B2B companies assess and adapt to the evolving, buyer-empowered landscape. Their services include: Lead Generation, Sales Funnel Management, Content Development & Sales Process Management and Measurement.
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closed 12/1/2016 via Market Wire

Clarion Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Madison Logic

synopsis: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC announced that it has completed its acquisition of Madison Logic Inc., the global leader in Account Based Marketing. This partnership enables Madison Logic to invest further in its Activate ABM™ platform, pushing the company's already robust data-driven product development efforts across multiple new verticals.
buyer: Clarion Capital Partners, LLC
Clarion Capital Partners is a New York based middle market private equity firm. Clarion invests in growth companies in a variety of industries including Consumer Products and Specialty Retail, Media & Entertainment, Business Services, Healthcare Services, and Specialty Financial Services. "
target: Madison Logic
Madison Logic is the global leader in Account Based Marketing. Their B2B marketing technology platform, Activate ABM™, unifies targeted advertising and content syndication with attribution metrics to show measurable return on investment.
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closed 11/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

All Contents, acquired Agence 1989

synopsis: All Contents, a French communications agency specializing in editorial influence, has acquired Agence 1989, a French creative agency, specialized in B2B brand strategies, design and interactive services.
buyer: All Contents
All Contents is a communications agency specializing in editorial influence. They combine content communication and publishing. They are based in Paris, France. "
target: Agence 1989
Agence 1989 is a French creative agency, specialized in B2B brand strategies, design and interactive services. They are based in Aubière, France.
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closed 4/29/2016 via Wall Street Journal

You & Mr Jones, acquired theAmplify

synopsis: You & Mr Jones, the brand technology company founded by former Havas CEO David Jones, has acquired a majority stake in influencer marketing firm theAmplify. theAmplify aims to help brands with all aspects of influencer marketing—from identifying the right partner to activating campaigns—using its proprietary technology.
buyer: You & Mr Jones
You & Mr Jones is the world’s first Brandtech group, a global marketplace for content creation and distribution that will use technology to help businesses to build brands better, faster & cheaper. "
target: theAmplify
theAmplify is an invite-only network for influencers with a daily reach of more than 500 million. The company aims to help brands with all aspects of influencer marketing—from identifying the right partner to activating campaigns—using its proprietary technology.
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closed 4/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Haig Public Relations Limited merged with The Content Market,

synopsis: Harrogate-based content agency The Content Market has merged with Haig PR, a specialist B2B marketing and communications consultancy with expertise in online and traditional PR, content marketing, crisis management, social media and marketing strategy. Haig PR was founded by Jenni Moulson, one of the directors of The Content Market.
buyer: The Content Market
The Content Market is a digital content agency providing high quality journalistic content for businesses and agencies. Run by journalists, The Content Market understands exactly how to use words and headlines to grab an audience's attention. "
target: Haig Public Relations Limited
Haig is a specialist B2B marketing and communications consultancy with expertise in online and traditional PR, content marketing, crisis management, social media and marketing strategy. They operate a multi-channel approach to PR and marketing and pride themselves in providing high quality content.
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closed 11/20/2014 via Company Press Release

Zizzo Group, Inc., acquired Clear Verve Marketing, LLC

synopsis: Zizzo Group, Milwaukee’s most fearless, results-driven, integrated marketing firm, announced it has acquired Clear Verve Marketing, a leading content and business-to-business marketing agency.
buyer: Zizzo Group, Inc.
Zizzo Group is a Milwaukee-based integrated marketing firm. The agency works in partnership with their clients, providing counsel to a wide range of regional and national business-to-business and consumer clients as well as nonprofits. "
target: Clear Verve Marketing, LLC
Clear Verve Marketing is a leading content and business-to-business marketing agency. They offer Strategic marketing or brand planning, Logo design, Company brochures, or sales sheets, Direct mail letters, Newsletters, Postcards, Media Relations, Social media consulting and execution, and more.
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closed 5/18/2016 via Market Wire

Madison Logic, acquired Internal Results

synopsis: Madison Logic, one of the world's fastest growing companies dedicated to solving the digital needs of B2B marketers, announced its acquisition of Internal Results. The company is a global provider of B2B lead generation solutions, firmly solidifying itself as the largest account based marketing platform available.
buyer: Madison Logic
Madison Logic is among the world's fastest growing companies dedicated to solving the digital needs of B2B marketers. Madison Logic's Account Based Marketing Platform powers targeted advertising and content syndication products that deliver real results powered by the most comprehensive B2B data set"
target: Internal Results
Based in the UK and Ireland, Internal Results provides a comprehensive set of lead generation services that ensure b2b marketers' long-term & short-term pipeline productivity, ranging from e-marketing and opportunity identification to appointment setting and inbound lead qualification.
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closed 2/3/2016 via PR Web

LeadG2, acquired VitbergLLC

synopsis: LeadG2, an inbound marketing agency and HubSpot Platinum Partner, announced that it has acquired Vitberg, LLC, a HubSpot Gold Partner specializing in the professional services industry. Vitberg helps accountants, consultants, recruiters and other professional service firms get more visibility, leads and new business using digital marketing.
buyer parent: The Center for Sales Strategy, Inc.
buyer: LeadG2
LeadG2 is a division of The Center for Sales Strategy and is a HubSpot Platinum Partner inbound marketing agency. LeadG2 is the leading inbound agency serving the media industry. LeadG2 serves clients throughout the United States and Canada, from their headquarters in Tampa, Florida. "
target: VitbergLLC
VitbergLLC is a digital marketing agency for B2B and professional services firms. They help their clients with tools, technologies, strategies and tactics for getting more visibility, more leads, more new clients and more ROI.
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announced 12/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Cetina Capital, will acquire Crowd Content Media Inc.

synopsis: Corum Group, the leading M&A advisory firm for software and related technology companies, announces that its client, Crowd Content, has been acquired by Cetina Capital. Crowd Content is a leading content writing service helping businesses create content at any scale.
buyer: Cetina Capital
Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, Cetina’s team is experienced in the full lifecycle of a business from start-up to growth (and/or turn-around) to meaningful exits. Cetina is interested in businesses/divisions with an IT component providing services or products to businesses or government. "
target: Crowd Content Media Inc.
Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Crowd Content is a leading content writing service that helps enterprises, small and midsize businesses, as well as writers create marketing content at any scale.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired The Octopus Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe UK has acquired B2B marketing specialist agency Octopus Group to boost its B2B capabilities. London-based Octopus has evolved over recent years from a technology PR specialist to a digital and creative agency within the B2B sector.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,117.70)
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: The Octopus Group
Octopus Group is a London-based B2B marketing specialist agency. Octopus has evolved over recent years from a technology PR specialist to a digital and creative agency within the B2B sector, with clients including Siemens, Adobe, Logitech, Smartsheet and ACI Worldwide.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired The Octopus Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe UK has acquired B2B marketing specialist agency Octopus Group to boost its B2B capabilities. London-based Octopus has evolved over recent years from a technology PR specialist to a digital and creative agency within the B2B sector.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,117.70)
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: The Octopus Group
Octopus Group is a London-based B2B marketing specialist agency. Octopus has evolved over recent years from a technology PR specialist to a digital and creative agency within the B2B sector, with clients including Siemens, Adobe, Logitech, Smartsheet and ACI Worldwide.
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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:$13,117.70)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Affinity ID
Affinity ID is New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Rauxa

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced its acquisition of Rauxa, an independent, full-service marketing agency. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,117.70)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Rauxa
Rauxa is the full-service agency that is rooted in data, enabled by technology, inspired to create and orchestrated to perform for Verizon, Alaska Airlines, Vans and more than 20 other brands. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired McCready Bale Media Limited

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired McCready Bale Media (MBM), New Zealand’s largest full-service media agency. MBM specializes in digital media and works across all media channels. MBM delivers award winning communication solutions through the power of media and technology.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,117.70)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: McCready Bale Media Limited
McCready Bale Media (MBM) is New Zealand’s largest independent, full-service media agency. MBM specializes in digital media and works across all media channels. MBM delivers award winning communication solutions through the power of media and technology.
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announced 4/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Epsilon

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, is to acquire Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing innovator, from Alliance Data. Epsilson provides unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights and world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,117.70)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
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closed 2/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Soft Computing

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired Soft Computing, a leading consultancy and service provider in data sciences and digital technologies applied to marketing and customer experience. They are based in Paris, France.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,117.70)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Soft Computing (ENXTPA:SFT:$53.14)
Soft Computing is a leading consultancy and service provider in data sciences and digital technologies applied to marketing and customer experience. They are based in Paris, France.
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announced 10/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Xebia France will be merged with Publicis.Sapient,

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

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Kindred Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced the acquisition of Kindred Group, the largest, independent digital communications group in Czech Republic.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,117.70)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Kindred Group
Kindred Group is the largest, independent digital communications group in Czech Republic. Kindred Group was founded in 2013 as a collective of independent specialized agencies that includes digital agencies Nydrle and Inspiro; and media agencies Red Media and Go.Direct.
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closed 8/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired One Digital

synopsis: Publicis Communications, Publicis Groupe's creative hub, has announced the acquisition of One Digital, a data-driven agency focused on business performance and creativity based in São Paulo.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,117.70)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: One Digital
One Digital is a data-driven agency focused on business performance and creativity based in São Paulo. Founded in 2003, One Digital has 64 employees and works with international and Brazilian brands.
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closed 7/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Publicis Health, acquired Payer Sciences

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

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired Ecosys OOH, India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH helps brands to connect with consumers by using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,117.70)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd
Ecosys OOH is India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH enable brands to exploit the opportunities in the consumer ecosystem digitally to connect with the consumer using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Publicis Health, acquired PlowShare Group

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

Prodigious UK Limited, acquired The Harbor Picture Company Inc.

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

MSLGroup, acquired The Herd Agency

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

MSLGroup, acquired North Strategic

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

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Digitouch Media Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and business transformation, has acquired Digitouch Media Group, an award-winning digital marketing company offering several next generation digital advertisment solutions. Digitouch is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,117.70)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. They offer the full range of services and skills: digital, traditional advertising, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media buying and strategy, and healthcare communications. "
target: Digitouch Media Group
Founded in 2008, the Digitouch Media Group is an award-winning digital marketing company offering several next generation digital advertisment solutions. They are based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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closed 6/15/2016 via Company Press Release

MSLGroup, acquired Have Faith in Your Brand

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

Publicis.Sapient, acquired Vertiba, Inc.

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

Saatchi & Saatchi, plc, acquired MercerBell

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

Publicis Africa Group, acquired popimedia

synopsis: Publicis Africa Group has confirmed that it has wholly acquired Johannesburg-based Popimedia in a closed deal. Popimedia, the developer of meedee8, is a South African-born, international ad-tech company that assists brands in optimising digital and social media.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Africa Group
Publicis Africa Group is the fastest growing network of communication agencies in Africa. It is a part of the Publicis Groupe, one of the world's largest communications holding companies, and consists of companies that specialize in all aspects of the modern communication mix. "
target: popimedia
Founded in 2007, Popimedia Innovations is a social media ad tech company. Popimedia's meedee8 is a Facebook advertising and analytics platform which provides organizations with scalability, efficiency and results.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired BLKJ

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired BLKJ, an independent creative agency in Singapore. BLKJ engineers marketing moments for brands in culture, entertainment and media. The agency uses tech and film to make brands famous. Their clients include brands such as StarHub, Scoot, Great Eastern, and more.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: BLKJ
BLKJ is an independent creative agency in Singapore. BLKJ engineers marketing moments for brands in culture, entertainment and media. The agency uses tech and film to make brands famous. Their clients include leading brands such as StarHub, Scoot, Great Eastern, and more.
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closed 2/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Inbar Merhav G

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired Inbar Merhav G, a full-service advertising agency in Israel. Inbar Merhav G creates meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity and media. Their range of marketing services include advertising, content, brand management, and digital & social.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Inbar Merhav G
Inbar Merhav G is a full-service advertising agency in Israel. Inbar Merhav G creates meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity, media, and innovation. Their range of marketing services include advertising, content, brand management, and digital & social.
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closed 1/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Innovatus Capital Partners, acquired VSA Partners

synopsis: Innovatus Capital Partners has acquired VSA Partners (VSA), a design and brand experience firm that creates brand programs and initiatives across the B2B and B2C omni-channel. VSA will be the foundational entity in a newly created global marketing services platform.
buyer: Innovatus Capital Partners
Innovatus Capital Partners is a New York-based registered investment adviser and portfolio management firm with assets more than $1.5B under management, focused on creating value across special situations, emergent asset classes, private credit, and asset-based investments. "
target: VSA Partners
VSA Partners is a modern creative agency that creates meaningful experiences that solve business problems by addressing human needs. VSA offers a full range of fully integrated capabilities, including branding, advertising, data science, and technology, all under one roof.
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closed 1/27/2021 via Company Press Release

Integrate Agency LLC, acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group

synopsis: Integrate Agency, a full-service digital and traditional marketing agency, has acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group, an Austin-based digital marketing group. The acquisition will further the integrated suite of traditional, digital and social media services offered by Integrate Agency throughout Texas.
buyer: Integrate Agency LLC
Integrate is an award-winning, full-service PR, social media, and marketing agency. Integrate's services include Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Display Advertising & Remarketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Amazon Marketplace, and Local Marketing. "
target: BriteIdea Marketing Group
BriteIdea Marketing is a full-service digital marketing and advertising agency with over 25 years of combined experience. BriteIdea specializes in working with small-to-medium-sized businesses to enhance their digital marketing and advertising efforts.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mortierbrigade merged with Onlyhumans,

synopsis: Mortierbrigade has merged with Onlyhumans, a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
buyer parent: Vectis Private Equity
buyer: Onlyhumans
Onlyhumans is a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Onlyhumans helps brands and organisations to create a more human and relatable identity. They offer services for branding, creative campaigns, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, and more. "
target: Mortierbrigade
Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade brings brands to life through creative and impactful campaigns. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
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closed 1/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

MediaMonks B.V., acquired Decoded Advertising

synopsis: MediaMonks, a global creative production partner, has acquired Decoded Advertising, an independent full-funnel marketing, advertising and design company. Decoded creates breakthrough campaigns to help brands grow. They offer services for experimental design, performance marketing, creative strategy, brand building, brand identity, and more.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, MediaMonks is a global creative production partner. They work with the world’s leading agencies, biggest brands and innovative media and technology companies. They turn ideas, strategy and IP into award-winning campaigns, film, content, products and platforms. "
target: Decoded Advertising
Decoded Advertising is an independent full-funnel marketing, advertising and design company. Decoded creates breakthrough campaigns to help brands grow. They offer services for experimental design, performance marketing, creative strategy, brand building, brand identity, and more.
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announced 12/16/2020 via Company Press Release

The Shipyard, will acquire Mering

synopsis: The Shipyard, the world’s first “marketing engineering agency,” will acquire independent agency Mering. Combined, the companies will provide clients with expanded capabilities and a strengthened growth proposition. Mering is known for creating work that moves people to engage with brands and drive positive business outcomes.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is the world’s first “marketing engineering agency,” known for uniting the power of data and storytelling to create and deliver courageous marketing that is compelling, effective, and measurable. "
target: Mering
Mering is a consumer action agency, creating work that moves people to engage with brands and drive positive business outcomes. Mering's services include insights and strategy, content creation, integrated media, analytics, and production.
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closed 10/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sean Joyce, acquired Snakk Media

synopsis: Snakk Media, a mobile media advertising company who are experts in engaging mobile consumers, is being acquired by by corporate lawyer Sean Joyce. Snakk Media help people, customers and partners spread messages that inspire people to act, through the new screens in our lives.
buyer: Sean Joyce
Sean Joyce is a corporate lawyer and advisor practicing in Auckland City. Sean has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Law Degree with Honours from Auckland University, and has over 20 years’ experience in a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions. "
target: Snakk Media (NZSE:SNK:$6.75)
Snakk Media is a mobile media advertising company who are experts in engaging mobile consumers. Snakk Media help people, customers and partners spread messages that inspire people to act, through the new screens in our lives.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hero Corporation Pty Ltd, acquired B.B.E

synopsis: Hero, a marketing agency holding group in Australia, has acquired B.B.E, an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
buyer: Hero Corporation Pty Ltd
Hero is a marketing agency holding group in Australia. The group is owned by Ben Lilley, an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Hero's network of agencies is comprised of McCann Australia, The Red Republic, SMART, Red Engine SCC and JSA Creative. "
target: B.B.E
B.B.E is an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
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closed 9/17/2020 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Camp + King

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Camp + King, an award-winning independent creative agency that combines brand storytelling with expertise in digital, social and content development.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Camp + King
Camp + King is an advertising agency with offices in San Francisco and Chicago. Founded in 2011, they combine brand storytelling with expertise in digital, social and content development.
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paprika Global Pte Ltd merged with Huntington Communications,

synopsis: Public relations agency Huntington Communications and creative agency Paprika Global have merged to form Distilleri, an independent strategic communications consultancy. Both agencies are uniting to form a stronger suite of communication solutions as the marketing and media landscapes are becoming more fragmented.
buyer: Huntington Communications
Huntington Communications is a public relations and crisis communications agency that works with global leaders as well as Singapore-based companies to manage reputation and shape opinions. They also specialize in event management, digital and social strategy, branding, media relations and more. "
target: Paprika Global Pte Ltd
Paprika is a fully integrated communications agency established since 2000. They provide a full suite of offerings spanning the following– Strategy, Creative, Digital, Social Networking, Relationship Management and Media Services.
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closed 8/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Disciple Pty Ltd

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Disciple, an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Disciple Pty Ltd
Disciple is an Australian creative agency that delivers advertising, content, digital solutions and strategic ideas to transform brands. Disciple solves complex business problems by creating work that cuts through clutter, builds brand relationships and sticks in people's heads.
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closed 7/8/2020 via PR Web

modop, acquired Sage Agency

synopsis: Mod Op, a marketing communications agency with offices across the U.S. and an office in Latin America, has acquired Kansas City-based integrated marketing communications firm Sage Communications. The acquisition expands the agency’s geographical presence in the Midwest while also adding a new Fortune 100 client.
buyer: modop
Mod Op is a full-service agency focused on using the right methods to help its clients capitalize on their opportunities. Mod Op services for both B2C and B2B markets include brand strategy, advertising, digital marketing, and public relations. "
target: Sage Agency
Sage is a creative marketing agency specializing in branding, strategy, advertising, PR, social media, events, and messaging. Sage is is a women-owned business and holds a Women’s Business Enterprise certificate in Missouri, Kansas City, and from the Women’s Business Exchange National Council.
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closed 7/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Antlia Investments B.V., acquired Admoove Sweden AB

synopsis: AdUX, a French digital advertising and user experience specialist, has sold its Swedish subsidiary AdMoove Sweden AB to the Netherlands-based ANTLIA Investments B.V. AdMoove Sweden provides comprehensive digital solutions, including search engine advertising, website optimization, and graphic advertising online.
buyer: Antlia Investments B.V.
Antlia Investments B.V. is a holding company located in Schiphol-Rijk, Netherlands. "
target parent: AdUX
target: Admoove Sweden AB
Admoove Sweden, headquartered in Ljusdal, provides comprehensive digital solutions for companies with both national and local interests. Admoove's services include search engine advertising, website optimization, and graphic advertising online.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.01 [$0.35]
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closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Monet + Associés, acquired Brainstorming Communication

synopsis: Monet + Associés, an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement, has acquired Brainstorming, a communications consulting agency also based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies.
buyer: Monet + Associés
Monet + Associés is an independent agency based in France that specializes in PR, brand content, influencer relations, and data analysis for enhanced engagement. "
target: Brainstorming Communication
Brainstorming is a communications consulting agency based in France, specialized in the global support of brands and companies. They specialize in advertising, brand content, social media, editorial, operational and digital marketing, press relations, influence, and e-reputation.
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closed 4/7/2020 via BusinessWire

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

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

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

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

Horizon Group of North America, acquired Cronin

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

Lambert & Co., acquired Fairly Painless Advertising

synopsis: Lambert & Co., Michigan’s largest public relations and integrated marketing firm, has announced the acquisition of branding, creative and digital agency Fairly Painless Advertising.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: Fairly Painless Advertising
Fairly Painless is a full-service advertising agency providing research, planning and creative services spanning print and digital design, brand strategy, advertising copy and creative, video production, web development, digital marketing services and ad buying.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Japanese advertising and marketing giant Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. will acquire United Communication Group, a Taiwanese ad agency. United Communication Group creates high-quality communication strategies and content to help their clients win more customers. The group offers services for advertising, public relations, events, digital, and more.
buyer: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc. (TSE:2433:$12,689.62)
Hakuhodo DY Holdings Inc. is a marketing services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Today, the Hakuhodo DY Group comprises five distinct groups: Hakuhodo, Daiko, and Yomiko, the core brand agencies under Hakuhodo DY Holdings, along with Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, and kyu. "
target: United Communication Group
United Communication Group is a Taiwanese ad agency. United Communication Group creates high-quality communication strategies and content to help their clients win more customers. The group offers services for advertising, public relations, events, digital, media buying, exhibitions, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$62 [$90]*
rev ($mm)
$101
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
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1.1x
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11.3x

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Ticker: CHRM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc. is a leading advertising agency in China. It operates its business under three brands: Charm Advertising, Charm Interactive, and Shangxing Media. Charm offers integrated advertising agency services from planning and managing ad campaigns to creating and placing ads.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$183.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.00
Employees
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Ticker: PTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying).
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
146
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Ticker: YOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOC AG
YOC AG
With a portfolio of 300 titles, YOC has the largest digital advertising network in Europe specialized in smartphone and tablet audiences. Their network divides audiences into channels: Business & Finanace, News, Lifestyle, Sport, Entertainment, etc.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$27.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($15.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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Ticker: ALMNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobile Network Group
Mobile Network Group is the top listed mobile marketing, technology and advertising company in France. It is one of the leading independent mobile advertising networks in Europe, with 71 million unique visitors in Germany and Italy, and represents more than 100 premium content publishers in Europe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$12.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.11
EBIT ($mm)
($1.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59
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Ticker: NZSE:SNK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snakk Media
Snakk is a mobile media advertising company who are experts in engaging mobile consumers. Snakk Media help people, customers and partners spread messages that inspire people to act, through the new screens in our lives.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,038.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.84
EBIT ($mm)
$48.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11400
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Ticker: CCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, reaching people in more than 30 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,683.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$567.53
EBIT ($mm)
$258.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,650.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$709.29
EBIT ($mm)
$479.37
Net Income ($mm)
$341.43
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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