Like Taylor Nelson Sofres plc

closed 11/12/2008 via BNC Analysis

WPP Group, plc, acquired Taylor Nelson Sofres plc

synopsis: British marketing research group Taylor Nelson Sofres admitted defeat in its bid battle with Martin Sorrell's WPP Group on Monday, recommending its shareholders accept the deal on offer. WPP made a 1.14 billion pound ($2 billion) hostile bid for TNS in July and has secured acceptances of support from 61 percent of TNS shareholders.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is one of the world's leading communications services groups. Through its operating companies it provides a comprehensive range of communications services. These services include: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity, healthcare and specialist communications. "
target: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc is a market information group. The world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, a leader in political and social polling, a major supplier of consumer panel, media intelligence and Internet, TV and radio audience measurement services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,169 [$2,887]
rev ($mm)
$2,122
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$262
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announced 10/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cint AB, will acquire Lucid Holdings, LLC

synopsis: Cint Group AB has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the stock in Lucid. Lucid is a programmatic research technology platform that provides access to first-party survey data with respondents in over 100 countries.
buyer: Cint AB (OM:CINT:$145.77)
Headquartered in Sweden, Cint is a global software leader in digital insights gathering. The Cint platform automates the insights gathering process so that companies can gain access to insights faster with unparalleled scale. "
target: Lucid Holdings, LLC
Lucid is a programmatic research technology platform that provides access to first-party survey data with respondents in over 100 countries. With its global community of sample buyers and suppliers, the Lucid Marketplace enables anyone, in any industry, to ask questions of online audiences.
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closed 6/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Sermo, acquired Minter Group

synopsis: Sermo, the world’s leading healthcare provider insights company and the first social media platform for physicians, announced its acquisition of Australia-based market research leader, Minter Group. Since 2003 Minter has built a variety of research panels across various industries including IT, consumer and healthcare.
buyer: Sermo
Sermo is the world’s leading healthcare provider insights company and the first social media platform for physicians. They offer a unique physician-first online community that allows clinicians to communicate about issues that are important to them and their patients. "
target: Minter Group
Minter Group is an Australia-based market research leader. Since 2003 Minter has built a variety of research panels across various industries including IT, consumer and healthcare.
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closed 3/30/2021 via Company Press Release

Schlesinger Group, acquired Addison Research

synopsis: Schlesinger Group, a leading data collection company, has acquired Addison Research, a rapidly growing fieldwork, and research services provider headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The combined qualitative and quantitative capabilities unlock substantial additional value for both Addison and Schlesinger clients.
buyer parent: Gauge Capital
buyer: Schlesinger Group
Schlesinger Group is a leading data collection company offering a broad range of qualitative and quantitative solutions worldwide. The Group delivers high-quality recruitment and research services for any methodology, including online surveys, online communities, webcam focus groups, and more. "
target: Addison Research
Based in Toronto, Addison Research is a boutique data collection & market insights firm providing fieldwork in the USA and Canada. Addison is a one-stop-shop for all a company's fieldwork needs, including telephone, recruitment, focus groups, on-site Central Location Tests (CLT), and online.
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closed 11/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Spiceworks Ziff Davis, acquired Aberdeen

synopsis: Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) has acquired Aberdeen, a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen has a suite of unique products that complement SWZD’s products and services.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Spiceworks is a social network for IT professionals. They’re the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, making it the largest, most unique IT community of its kind. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen answers the ultimate sales and marketing questions of “what”, “who”, and “when” with its unique abilities.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

YouGov plc, acquired Wizsight

synopsis: UK-based YouGov has acquired Wizsight, the award-winning Turkish online-focused research agency. Through the acquisition, YouGov will be able to offer a greater array of research products and services to clients and further increase panel activity in Turkey by transitioning Wizsight's existing research projects onto the YouGov platform.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$223.64)
UK-based YouGov is an international research and data analytics group. YouGov combines its continuous stream of data with its research expertise to provide insights that enable intelligent decision-making and informed conversations. "
target: Wizsight
Wizsight is an award-winning Turkish online-focussed research agency. The company's services include usage and attitude studies, target audience determination, client satisfaction surveys, store and enterprise analysis, brand positioning and awareness research, and more.
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closed 10/21/2020 via PR Newswire

DCG ONE, acquired Vertigo Partners

synopsis: DCG ONE, one of the largest privately held marketing services providers on the West Coast, announced the acquisition of Vertigo Partners, LLC, a Stamford, Connecticut based qualitative market and user research firm.
buyer: DCG ONE
DCG ONE is one of the largest privately held marketing services providers on the West Coast. They service a variety of Fortune 500 companies and provides world-class marketing capabilities from print production to integrated fulfillment and data services to a full-service creative agency division. "
target: Vertigo Partners
Vertigo Partners, LLC is a Stamford, Connecticut based qualitative market and user research firm. They specialize in remote approaches to qualitative research that reduce timelines and cost without sacrificing quality.
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closed 7/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

themission, acquired Innovationbubble

synopsis: Mission is pleased to announce the acquisition of Innovationbubble, the international psychological insights and behavioural solutions consultancy. Their award-winning approach investigates the reason for a customers’ and employees'​ behavior, providing businesses with the insight they need.
buyer: themission (AIM:TMMG:$176.19)
Mission is a technology-embraced marketing communications and advertising group delivering digital, brand, marketing, advertising and full service communications. themission employs more than 1,000 people across the UK, Asia and the US, and works with some of the world’s leading brands. "
target: Innovationbubble
Innovationbubble is the international psychological insights and behavioral solutions consultancy. Their award-winning approach investigates the reason for a customers’ and employees'​ behavior, providing businesses with the insight they need.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

MJH Life Sciences, acquired Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP

synopsis: MJH Life Sciences™ has announced it has acquired the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) from Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). PBMI is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management.
buyer: MJH Life Sciences
MJH Life Sciences™ is the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels, providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes."
target parent: Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, LLC
target: Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management. Their insights enable evidence-based decision making in a complex and evolving pharmaceuticals marketplace.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group merged with AMO Strategic Advisors,

synopsis: French advertising agency Havas SA acquired a majority stake in Cicero Consulting Ltd., a U.K.-based public affairs and corporate communications consultancy. Cicero will be merged into Havas' global advisory network AMO and renamed Cicero/AMO.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: AMO Strategic Advisors
AMO is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. They provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises. "
target: Cicero-Group
Cicero is a full-service communications and market research agency. They design and deliver award-winning corporate, brand, political and regulatory campaigns across all major business sectors from their offices in London, Brussels and Dublin.
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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 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Consensus Point, acquired Cipher Systems, LLC

synopsis: Consensus Point, a leading global provider of prediction market intelligence and analytics, acquired Cipher Systems, a competitive intelligence consulting firm that supports decision makers around the world. Cipher specializes in hard-to-answer strategic research questions, and can deliver the information you need to make better business decisions.
buyer: Consensus Point
Consensus Point is a leading global provider of prediction market research, analytics, and software to market research firms and Fortune 1000 brands. "
target: Cipher Systems, LLC
Cipher Systems is a competitive intelligence consulting firm that supports decision makers around the world. Cipher specializes in hard-to-answer strategic research questions, and can deliver the information you need to make better business decisions.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

infoSource, acquired HSA Inc.

synopsis: Switzerland headquartered document hardware market research firm Infosource has acquired Harvey Spencer Associates Inc. (HSA), the premier market analyst company for the worldwide Capture Software market. The result is a leading analyst firm covering the breadth of the document hardware and software markets worldwide.
buyer: infoSource
Located in Switzerland, Infosource leads the market research industry in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa by providing accurate market sizing data across a range of office automation industries. The company's strength lies in its detailed field research conducted on an individual model basis. "
target: HSA Inc.
HSA specializes in technologies used to create, understand, extract, and create meaningful, relevant information for businesses. HSA's services include Market Analysis, Technology Planning Assistance, Product Positioning, Product Management, Client Sponsored Research and Strategic Planning Services.
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closed 11/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Truesight Consulting, LLC merged with Marketscience Consulting, Ltd,

synopsis: Truesight Consulting, an independent, advanced marketing analytics and solutions company, has merged with Marketscience Consulting, an award-winning independent consultancy specializing in advanced econometric modelling, statistical analysis and bespoke advice on traditional and digital marketing investments.
buyer: Marketscience Consulting, Ltd
Marketscience Consulting is an award-winning independent consultancy specializing in advanced econometric modelling, statistical analysis and bespoke advice on traditional and digital marketing investments. "
target: Truesight Consulting, LLC
Truesight Consulting is an independent, advanced marketing analytics and solutions company that unifies technology, data, and modeling solutions to drive client results. Truesight was conceived to be a full service, radically transparent analytics partner.
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closed 9/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnalitiQs, acquired No Ties

synopsis: AnalitiQs, a Dutch company that is specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior, has acquired No Ties, a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research.
buyer: AnalitiQs
AnalitiQs is a Dutch company that provides organizations with the insights they need to make better decisions through the clever use of data. They are specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior; people in the role of employee as well as in the role of customer. "
target: No Ties
No Ties is a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research. They use their Peil.nl database to conduct political and societal research and its inVotes platform to gather opinions on the quality of services/products of organizations.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Four Twenty Seven, Inc.

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation, an American business and financial services company, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Four Twenty Seven, Inc., a leading provider of data, intelligence, and analysis related to physical climate risks.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$6,218.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Four Twenty Seven, Inc.
Four Twenty Seven is an award-winning market research and advisory firm that brings climate intelligence into economic and financial decision-making.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

erecruit, acquired Innovantage

synopsis: Erecruit, a global provider of enterprise software for staffing firms, has acquired Innovantage, the UK’s leading provider of real-time labour market intelligence. Innovantage tracks millions of live online job postings each month that are advertised across major job boards, as well as thousands of company websites,
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: erecruit
Erecruit is the leading innovator in enterprise staffing software, VMS and onboarding solutions for large staffing firms and employers. Erecruit uses modern technologies to provide a highly scalable and configurable solution that allows firms to put their clients at the heart of their businesses. "
target: Innovantage
Innovantage is the UK’s leading provider of real-time labour market intelligence. By tracking millions of live online job postings each month advertised across the UK’s major job boards and company websites, their software provides the most comprehensive analysis of recruitment demand in the UK.
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announced 1/24/2019 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, will acquire UserMuse

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading on-demand Human Insight Platform, announced it has entered an agreement to acquire UserMuse, a market research service designed for businesses that target corporate customers and institutions.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: UserMuse
UserMuse is a market research service designed for businesses that target corporate customers and institutions. UserMuse makes it easy for B2B tech companies and UX agencies to recruit user testers in their target niche. They are located in Alexandria, Virginia.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
price ($mm)
$245
rev ($mm)
$87
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2.8x
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closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Gyro, acquired B2B International

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of B2B International, the world’s leading specialist business-to-business (B2B) market research company. B2B International will become part of gyro, the world’s first full-service global agency dedicated exclusively to B2B marketing.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Gyro
gyro is the world’s first full-service creative B2B powerhouse, with 17 offices in over 10 countries. The most awarded B2B agency on the planet, gryo was named the 2018 ANA B2B Agency of the Year as well as the 2016 Ad Age B2B Agency of the Year. "
target: B2B International
B2B International is the world’s leading specialist business-to-business (B2B) market research company. B2B International help clients to realise their strategic goals by making decisions which are driven by insights and intelligence.
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announced 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Russian Public Opinion Research Center, will acquire TNS Russia

synopsis: WPP has agreed in principal to sell the Russian branch of its TNS research company to the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VCIOM), the oldest and the leading marketing and opinion research company in the post-Soviet space. TNS Russia is a leader in market research, global market information and business analysis.
buyer: Russian Public Opinion Research Center
Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) is the oldest and the leading marketing and opinion research company in the post-Soviet space. They provide the data, analysis and recommendations their clients need to achieve their goals. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: TNS Russia
TNS Russia is a leader in market research, global market information and business analysis. TNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and customer strategies, based on long-established expertise and market-leading solutions.
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closed 2/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

comScore, Inc., purchased TNS Metrix from TNS Gallup Oy

synopsis: Research firm comScore has bought TNS Metrix from TNS Gallup, Finland's leading market research group. TNS Metrix is Finland's leading internet web audience measurement business. It is a browser-based measurement system that provides weekly traffic figures for the most popular Finnish websites.
buyer: comScore, Inc. (SCOR:$360.47)
comScore is the cross-platform measurement company that precisely measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere. Built on precision and innovation, they combines proprietary digital, TV and movie intelligence with vast demographic details to quantify consumers’ multiscreen behavior. "
seller parent: WPP Group, plc
seller: TNS Gallup Oy
TNS Gallup is Finland's leading market research group. They provide solutions and expertise to uncover insights that make impactful decisions to drive growth. Their TNS Metrix business is a browser-based measurement system that provides weekly traffic figures for the most popular Finnish websites.
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closed 5/13/2013 via Company Press Release

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, purchased Sinotrust Market Research from Sinotrust

synopsis: TNS, the world's leading consumer insights consultancy, has agreed to acquire Sinotrust Market Research, a leading market research and consulting company in China, from Sinotrust. Sinotrust Market Research is the industry market leader in automotive market research in China.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) is a leading market research and market information group. TNS advises clients on specific growth strategies around new market entry, innovation, brand switching and stakeholder management, based on long-established expertise and market-leading solutions. "
seller parent: Experian plc
seller: Sinotrust
Sinotrust Market Research is the industry market leader in automotive market research in China. Its offering includes consumer research, product research, brand research, channel research and customer information analysis. Sinotrust Market Research employs 350 people in China.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/12/2008 via BNC Analysis

WPP Group, plc, acquired Taylor Nelson Sofres plc

synopsis: British marketing research group Taylor Nelson Sofres admitted defeat in its bid battle with Martin Sorrell's WPP Group on Monday, recommending its shareholders accept the deal on offer. WPP made a 1.14 billion pound ($2 billion) hostile bid for TNS in July and has secured acceptances of support from 61 percent of TNS shareholders.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is one of the world's leading communications services groups. Through its operating companies it provides a comprehensive range of communications services. These services include: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity, healthcare and specialist communications. "
target: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc is a market information group. The world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, a leader in political and social polling, a major supplier of consumer panel, media intelligence and Internet, TV and radio audience measurement services.
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$2,169 [$2,887]
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closed 3/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, acquired Compete, Inc.

synopsis: Chicago Growth Partners is pleased to announce the closing of the sale of 100% of Compete, Inc. to Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, a global market information and insight company based in London. Terms of the transaction included an initial cash consideration of $75 million plus subsequent contingent payments of up to an additional $75 million.
buyer: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc is a market information group. The world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, a leader in political and social polling, a major supplier of consumer panel, media intelligence and Internet, TV and radio audience measurement services. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: Compete, Inc.
Compete, Inc. analyses internet clickstream information received from its own panel and from internet service providers. Compete uses proprietary data methodologies to normalise this data, making it representative of the entire US online market place.
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$75
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closed 3/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, acquired Retail Forward

synopsis: TNS, a world leader in market information, announces the acquisition of Retail Forward, Inc., in the United States. The addition of Retail Forward to the newly established TNS global practice, TNS Retail and Shopper Insights, will provide significant added momentum to the rapid expansion of TNS’s successful retail and shopper research business.
buyer: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc is a market information group. The world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, a leader in political and social polling, a major supplier of consumer panel, media intelligence and Internet, TV and radio audience measurement services. "
target: Retail Forward
Retail Forward, Inc. is a global management consulting firm specializing in strategies and insight to help retailers and their suppliers grow sales and profits. The company's syndicated research and executive development program is known as the Retail Forward Intelligence System™.
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closed 2/26/2007 via BusinessWire

TNS Media Intellegence, acquired Cymfony, Inc.

synopsis: TNS Media Intelligence, the leading provider of strategic advertising information, has acquired Cymfony. The acquisition integrates Cymfony’s expertise in tracking and analyzing the intersection of traditional and social media, such as blogs and social networks, with TNS MI’s current extensive suite of advertising intelligence products.
buyer parent: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
buyer: TNS Media Intellegence
Established in 23 countries with more than 16,000 customers,TNS Media Intelligence is part of the TNS Group, ranked #2 worldwide in marketing information. TNS Media Intelligence monitors 3 million brands worldwide across a multitude of media, including TV, radio, print, Internet, cinema and outdoor."
target: Cymfony, Inc.
Cymfony is the innovator in combining traditional and social media research and analysis, helping organizations extract insights into consumer behaviors and emerging market trends by monitoring, measuring and analyzing consumer generated and traditional media.
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closed 2/20/2007 via BusinessWire

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, acquired Sorensen Associates

synopsis: TNS, a world leader in market information, announces the acquisition of Sorensen Associates, "The In-store Research Company®", in the United States to support the rapid expansion of its successful shopper research business.
buyer: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc is a market information group. The world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, a leader in political and social polling, a major supplier of consumer panel, media intelligence and Internet, TV and radio audience measurement services. "
target: Sorensen Associates
Sorensen Associates is "The In-store Research Company®". It captures shopper behaviours, motivations and perceptions at the point of purchase. Sorensen Associates specialises in telling retailers and suppliers how well products or packages perform in the retail environment.
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closed 4/12/2002 via

synopsis: Aegis Communications Group, Inc. today announced the sale of the business and assets of Elrick & Lavidge, its marketing research division, to a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Taylor Nelson Sofres plc. The business will become part of the TNS Intersearch family. United Kingdom based Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, is one of the world's leading marketing
buyer parent: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
buyer: TNS Intersearch
Taylor Nelson Sofres is the fourth largest information company and the 2nd largest custom research company in the world. It has more than 200 offices in 50 countries throughout North and Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. "
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closed 12/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

WPP Group, plc, acquired Made Thought

synopsis: WPP, a creative transformation company in the UK, has acquired a majority stake in Made Thought, a creative agency in the UK. Made Thought is a like-minded collective of creatives that specializes in shaping brands. They provide creative strategy, design, and change services to shape visionary brands into icons of tomorrow.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: Made Thought
Made Thought is a creative agency in the UK. Made Thought is a like-minded collective of creatives that specializes in shaping brands. They provide creative strategy, design, and change services to shape visionary brands into icons of tomorrow.
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closed 8/23/2021 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, acquired Satalia

synopsis: WPP announced that it has acquired Satalia, a technology company offering market-leading AI solutions for clients. Satalia is a global leader in enterprise AI and one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech companies, whose clients include BT, DFS, DS Smith, PwC, Gigaclear, Tesco and Unilever.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: Satalia
Satalia is a British artificial intelligence (AI) and data science company. Satalia applies the latest AI technologies to solve optimisation problems for some of the world’s best-known companies. Satalia creates AI solutions that improve decision making and efficiency across all areas.
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closed 3/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Volaris Group Inc., acquired CPR Vision

synopsis: Canada-based Volaris Group has acquired CPR Vision, a provider of end-to-end CRM systems in the luxury retail and hospitality verticals. Founded in Singapore, CPR Vision has a rich history of bringing together technology, strategy, and creative to help clients deliver exceptional customer experiences.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Headquartered in Canada, Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: CPR Vision
Based in Singapore, CPR Vision is a leading provider of end-to-end CRM systems. CPR’s formula of creative, digital services, and technology solutions help global brands unlock deeper customer insights that grow profitable relationships and sustainable competitive advantages.
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closed 2/11/2021 via Company Press Release

WPP Group, plc, acquired DTI Digital

synopsis: WPP announced that it has acquired DTI Digital (DTI), a leading Brazilian digital innovation and software engineering company. DTI’s digital solutions help clients become more efficient, digitalized and fully connected to their customers.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is a creative transformation company based in the UK. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services, including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing, advertising & media investment management, data investment management, public relations & public affairs, brand consulting, and more. "
target: DTI Digital
DTI Digital (DTI) is a leading Brazilian digital innovation and software engineering company. DTI’s digital solutions help clients become more efficient, digitalized and fully connected to their customers.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Wunderman Thompson, acquired Velvet Consulting

synopsis: Wunderman Thompson has acquired Velvet Consulting, a leading French customer experience consultancy. By combining marketing, data science, and technology, Velvet Consulting enables its clients to better understand and communicate with consumers to deliver business growth.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman Thompson
Wunderman Thompson exists to inspire growth for ambitious brands. Part creative agency, part consultancy, and part technology company, Wunderman Thompson's experts provide end-to-end capabilities at a global scale to deliver inspiration across the entire brand and customer experience. "
target: Velvet Consulting
Velvet Consulting is a leading French customer experience consultancy. From strategy through to technology implementation, Velvet provides a fully-integrated global consulting approach to help businesses become more client-centric by combining marketing, data, digital, technology, and creativity.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

WPP AUNZ Limited, acquired Meerkats

synopsis: WPP AUNZ, the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, has acquired Western Australian-based digital and creative business solutions company Meerkats. Meerkats specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: WPP AUNZ Limited (:$605.03)
WPP AUNZ is the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising nearly 5,000 people working across 60+ companies, in over 120 offices across the region. "
target: Meerkats
Meerkats is a creative agency based in Perth, Australia that specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2020 via BusinessWire

GroupM, acquired Sandtable

synopsis: GroupM, the world’s leading media investment company, has acquired the London based Sandtable, a data science company that specialises in behavioural analytics and advanced simulations. Sandtable is pioneering the use of simulations to understand human behaviour, explore future scenarios, and support better strategic decision making.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: GroupM
GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company. GroupM creates a competitive advantage for advertisers via its worldwide organization of media experts who deliver powerful insights on consumers and media platforms, trading expertise, market-leading brand-safe media, content, sports, and more"
target: Sandtable
Headquartered in London, Sandtable is a data science company that specialises in behavioural analytics and advanced simulations. The company uses simulations to understand human behaviour, explore future scenarios, and support better strategic decision making.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Wunderman, acquired XumaK LLC

synopsis: Wunderman Thompson, a creative, data, and technology agency built to inspire growth for its clients, has acquired XumaK, a premier marketing technology consultancy. XumaK is a leading provider of Adobe Experience Manager software and services and a recognized expert in implementing performance-driven commerce solutions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman Thompson is a creative, data and technology agency built to inspire growth for its clients. Headquartered in New York, the agency provides end-to-end solutions through creative, data, commerce, consulting and technology services at a global scale. "
target: XumaK LLC
XumaK is a premier marketing technology consultancy. As a leading provider of Adobe Experience Manager software and services, XumaK consistently manages, delivers, and optimizes experiences across every digital touchpoint and has helped notable brands digitally transform their business.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Bruin Sports Capital, acquired Two Circles Limited

synopsis: Bruin Sports Capital has announced a deal with WPP to acquire Two Circles, the award-winning consumer data analytics, sports marketing, and technology practice.
buyer: Bruin Sports Capital
After a quarter-century as a successful sports business executive, George Pyne established Bruin Sports Capital to acquire, build and invest in media, sports, marketing and branded lifestyle companies. Bruin Sports Capital is quickly building impressive global platform businesses. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Two Circles Limited
Two Circles is a sports marketing agency that uses data to help over 100 of the world’s leading sports organizations grow direct relationships with sports and fans to drive business growth.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ogilvy New Zealand Limited, will acquire Ogilvy New Zealand Limited

synopsis: New Zealand advertising boss Greg Partington will buy back all shares in Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington, who currently owns a 15 per cent stake in the agency, has made a deal that will see him acquire the 85 per cent stake currently held by WPP AUNZ. Ogilvy New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest independent agency and that is proudly local.
buyer: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Greg Partington is a Managing Director at Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington is one of the most well-known advertising executives in the New Zealand local ad scene, having helped build Ogilvy into one of the biggest agencies in the country. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Ogilvy New Zealand is a fully integrated marketing communications company, with expertise in brand advertising, retail advertising, direct marketing and customer relationship management, media strategy and buying, interactive marketing, public relations, and activation.
price ($mm)
$6.53*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Bain Capital, acquired The Kantar Group

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

WPP Group, plc, acquired AQuest

synopsis: WPP, the world leader in communications services, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Italian technology-driven creative agency, AQuest. AQuest’s expertise includes innovative UX and UI design, production, consumer experience and activations for clients such as Gucci, Bulgari, Mercedes, Poliform and Smeg.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is the world leader in communications services. The Group provides a comprehensive range of services including digital, ecommerce & shopper marketing; advertising & media investment management; data investment management; public relations & public affairs; brand consulting; and more. "
target: AQuest
AQuest is an Italian technology-driven creative agency that specializes in innovative UX and UI design, production, consumer experience and activations for clients such as Gucci, Bulgari, Mercedes, Poliform and Smeg. Based in Milan and Verona, it employs more than 70 people.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

EveryAction, acquired BSD Tools

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

Picture Shop Post, acquired The Farm

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

Grey Group, will acquire Autumn Worldwide

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

Wunderman, acquired Emark

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

Wunderman Commerce, acquired 2Sales International S.A.

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

Burson-Marsteller, acquired Hirshorn Zuckerman Design Group

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

Data Action, acquired Fusion Digital Pty Ltd

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

Wunderman Commerce, acquired Gorilla Commerce

synopsis: Wunderman, the leading global digital agency and a WPP company, announced that it has acquired Gorilla Group, an award-winning commerce agency that provides end-to-end experience-driven commerce solutions and services. Gorilla Group will become part of Wunderman's growing global commerce offering, Wunderman Commerce.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman Commerce
Wunderman Commerce is a global eCommerce consultancy that brings strategic clarity, technical know-how and creative inspiration to help retailers, manufacturers, and brands deliver winning commerce capabilities across all major digital commerce channels. "
target: Gorilla Commerce
Gorilla Group is an award-winning commerce agency that provides end-to-end experience-driven commerce solutions and services. Gorilla Group creates high-performing commerce solutions that enable clients to successfully evolve and compete in the digital economy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/28/2012 via PR Newswire

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

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

Disccomp Bhd, will acquire AGVA Marketing Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

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

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

synopsis: WPP announces that the acquisition of Grey Global Group Inc was completed on March 7, 2005, at 9 pm New York City time in accordance with the certificate of merger filed in the U.S. pursuant to the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated September 11 2004.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Grey Global Group Inc.
Grey has evolved from a one-client, one-room agency to a $9 billion communications powerhouse. Grey Global Group is the 8th largest communications company in the world, and each of its partner companies is focused on being best in class in its particular specialty. The entrepreneurial spirit and vi "
target: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$16,598.04)
WPP is one of the world's leading communications services groups. Through its operating companies it provides a comprehensive range of communications services. These services include: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity, healthcare and specialist communications.
price ($mm)
$1,758
rev ($mm)
$1,398
EBITDA ($mm)
$139
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.6x
closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

SEC Newgate S.p.A, acquired Global Strategy Group

synopsis: Milan-based SEC Newgate has acquired the leading US-based public affairs and communications agency Global Strategy Group (GSG). Founded in 1995, GSG is a full-service research, public affairs, and communications agency, with strong relationships throughout the media, politics, and policy landscapes.
buyer: SEC Newgate S.p.A (AIM:SECG:$78.39)
Headquartered in Italy, SEC Newgate is an insights and research-driven global strategic communications and advocacy group. The Group works at the nexus of business, politics, communities, markets and media to deliver positive outcomes for clients and communities in a connected world. "
target: Global Strategy Group
Global Strategy Group (GSG) is a full-service communications, public affairs and research agency tackling some of today’s most complex and important challenges. GSG protects and builds corporate reputations, influences decision makers, advocates on important social issues, and wins campaigns
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Gravity Global, acquired 9thWonder

synopsis: Gravity Global, the world's most awarded B2B and complex markets agency, has acquired 9thWonder, a global strategic marketing, media and idea company. They offer services in brand strategy, research, public relations, social media, website design, and more.
buyer: Gravity Global
Headquartered in the UK, Gravity Global offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution. They are an integrated, channel neutral, award-winning and proven team delivering marketing campaigns that truly transform. "
target: 9thWonder
At 9thWonder, a global strategic marketing, media and idea company with employees in 7 cities, they see greatness in everyday brands. They offer services in brand strategy, research, public relations, social media, website design, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/7/2022 via BusinessWire

Jean Serra, acquired V2 Communications

synopsis: V2 Communications (V2), a public relations and digital communications agency for disruptive global brands, announced that co-founder Jean Serra has acquired full ownership of the agency from Maura FitzGerald.
buyer: Jean Serra
As now CEO and co-founder at V2 Communications, Jean Serra has over 20 years of experience helping disruptive companies become ascending brands. Clients know Jean for her unmatched depth of industry expertise in the enterprise, consumer and professional services sectors. "
target: V2 Communications
V2 Communications is an award-winning public relations and digital communications firm for disruptive global brands, redefining what it means to be a strategic communications partner.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 1/21/2022 via BusinessWire

SMITH, acquired Adept Marketing

synopsis: Smith, a global performance commerce agency, has acquired Adept, a Columbus, Ohio-based agency best known for maximizing brand growth through digital marketing. They specialize in SEO, PR, web development, social media and more.
buyer: SMITH
Smith is a performance commerce agency that designs and develops digital solutions enabling over 500,000 transactions around the globe each day. They create innovative solutions that enhance customer experience, accelerate digital sales and optimize operations. "
target: Adept Marketing
Adept Marketing is a Columbus, Ohio-based agency best known for maximizing brand growth through digital marketing. They specialize in SEO, PR, web development, social media and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Finn Partners, acquired 360 Intelligent Communications

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm FINN Partners has acquired 360, the Dublin PR and communications consultancy led by Dan Pender. Their clients span technology, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing, and health sectors.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: 360 Intelligent Communications
360 is a Dublin PR and communications consultancy led by Dan Pender. 360 was established by Pender in 2011 and has a team of 17 people. Clients span technology, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing, and health sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/8/2021 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire King James Group

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa-based King James Group, a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$53,736.36)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: King James Group
King James Group is an independent South African agency, made up of seven specialist companies and divisions that work in tandem. They span advertising, branding, PR, digital marketing and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Clarity PR, acquired 3WhiteHats

synopsis: Clarity PR, a fast-growing, international communications agency, has acquired 3WhiteHats, a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
buyer: Clarity PR
Clarity PR is a fast-growing, international communications agency with offices in New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles with partners and staff in most major European markets. They specialize in Public Relations, Media Relations, Communication, Social Media, and Content Creation. "
target: 3WhiteHats
3WhiteHats is a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Frank PR, acquired Frank PR

synopsis: Frank, a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations, has completed a management buyout from Enero Group, taking back 100% ownership of the UK PR firm. The deal sees Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier acquire the remaining 75% held by Enero.
buyer: Frank PR
The management buyout was led by Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier. "
target parent: Enero Group Limited
target: Frank PR
Frank is a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations. They specialize in consumer PR, social media and online PR, events, experiential, content marketing, brand communication, and more.
price ($mm)
$1.16*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AMF Media Group, will acquire Connext Services

synopsis: AMF Media Group, an award-winning, full-service marketing agency, will acquire Connext, a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
buyer: AMF Media Group
AMF Media Group is a full-service agency that delivers a comprehensive and clear approach on brand strategy and marketing, public relations, crisis communications, internal communications, multimedia production, web design and development, event planning and management. "
target: Connext Services
Connext provides a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Republix, acquired tag agency

synopsis: Republix, a Canadian company that connects businesses to marketing agencies, has acquired tag, a boutique agency in Canada that serves B2C, B2B, and franchise businesses. tag specializes in a variety of disciplines, including creative, digital, social and public relations. They offer services for brand strategy, campaign development, and more.
buyer: Republix
Republix is a Canadian company that connects businesses to marketing agencies. Republix provides their portfolio companies (Citizens) with the support and operational guidance they need to grow. Their Citizens include Arcane, Erational Marketing, Integrity, Linked Intoleads, and Media Mechanics. "
target: tag agency
tag is a full-service boutique agency in Canada that serves B2C, B2B, and franchise businesses. tag specializes in a variety of disciplines, including creative, digital, social and public relations. They offer services for brand strategy, campaign development, communications planning, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 11/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Brands International, Inc, will acquire ChizComm Ltd

synopsis: Genius Brands International, Inc., a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, is to acquire ChizComm Ltd., a leading North American marketing and media agency, as well as ChizComm Beacon Media, its best-in-class media research, planning and buying division.
buyer: Genius Brands International, Inc (GNUS:$7.87)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: ChizComm Ltd
ChizComm is Canada's full-service marketing and communications agency, specializing in the strategy and execution of public relations, digital marketing, social media, and creative services. They cultivate long-lasting, impactful connections between consumers and brands across a range of industries.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2020 via BusinessWire

Sard Verbinnen & Co., acquired Oakhill Communications

synopsis: Sard Verbinnen & Co, a leading global strategic communications consultancy, has acquired the UK based communications and public affairs firm, Oakhill Communications. Oakhill provides public affairs and crisis communications advice to FTSE 100 companies, high net worth individuals, leading UK non-profits and trade groups.
buyer: Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Sard Verbinnen & Co. is an independent strategic communications firm focused on supporting companies through complex, high stakes situations affecting reputation and value, including transactions, proxy contests, IPOs, litigation and crises. "
target: Oakhill Communications
Oakhill Communications is an independent public affairs and strategic communications consultancy. Oakhill’s partners and consultants bring a wealth of experience across all aspects of strategic and crisis communications and public affairs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Seven Letter, acquired O’Neill and Associates

synopsis: O’Neill and Associates, New England’s leading public affairs and communications firm, is to combine with Seven Letter, a full-service strategic communications firm with specialties in crisis communications, creative content development, brand and reputation management, public affairs and digital strategy.
buyer: Seven Letter
Seven Letter is a full-service strategic communications firm with specialties in crisis communications, creative content development, brand and reputation management, public affairs and digital strategy. "
target: O’Neill and Associates
O’Neill and Associates is New England’s leading public affairs and communications firm that has served as the agency of choice for private and public sector companies and organizations across the United States.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Venetian Media Group, acquired Frontier Advertising

synopsis: Venetian Media Group, an independent, Australian owned and operated agency group, has acquired Frontier Advertising, an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
buyer: Venetian Media Group
Venetian Media Group was founded by Mark and Michael Fishwick to deliver a collective, end-to end offering that will see the suite of brands work individually or collaboratively as needed to deliver optimum creativity for clients, beyond agency boundaries. They focus on advertising and media. "
target: Frontier Advertising
Established in 1993, Frontier Advertising is an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BusinessWire

CG Life, acquired McDAY

synopsis: CG Life, an integrated marketing and communications agency focused on life science and healthcare, has acquired McDAY, a strategic marketing communications agency. McDay provides marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
buyer: CG Life
CG Life is an integrated marketing communications agency focused on life science and healthcare. They work with biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, and tools/instrumentation companies of all sizes around the globe. CG Life builds brands and generates growth. "
target: McDAY
McDay is a strategic marketing communications firm located in Center City, Philadelphia. The McDay staff is experienced in providing marketing communications services to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries, including​ pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and finance.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

77Agency merged with Jakala Group S.p.A,

synopsis: Jakala, an Italian group specialized in the so-called martech, or technology applied to marketing, has acquired 77Agency, an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles.
buyer: Jakala Group S.p.A
Jakala is the first Italian Martech Company offering its customers strategic, analytics, digital and technological support by leveraging on unique assets and know-how, as well as adopting innovative models aimed at achieving measurable results. "
target: 77Agency
77Agency is an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles. 77 delivers its clients connected digital solutions; combining its services of Digital Strategy, Digital PR and Social Media, SEO, Website Design, and Development and more.
price ($mm)
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$33
EBITDA ($mm)
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