Like Takkle, Inc.

closed 2/4/2009 via PE Hub

Alloy Media + Marketing, acquired Takkle, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy Media + Marketing has acquired Takkle Inc., a New York-based online social network for high school sports. No financial terms were disclosed. Takkle had raised nearly $12 million in VC funding, from firms like Liberty Associated Partners, WMG Investments and Greycroft Partners.
buyer: Alloy Media + Marketing (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Takkle, Inc.
TAKKLE, the largest online resource focused on high school athletics, provides a platform and tools for athletes to create player and team profiles, share videos and photos, track and view statistics, and allows students to connect with college coaches and recruiters for advancement opportunities.
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closed 2/3/2012 via Company Press Release

TST Media, LLC, acquired Wisconsin Sports Network

synopsis: TST Media announced that it has acquired Wisconsin Sports Network (WSN) from TDS Telecom. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, WSN is the online media destination of choice for over 85,000 student athletes participating in high school athletics in the state of Wisconsin every year.
buyer: TST Media, LLC
TST Media is a highly skilled team specializing in the execution of world-class sports content strategy, design, marketing and technology. "
target parent: TDS Telecommunications Corporation
target: Wisconsin Sports Network
The Wisconsin Sports Network (WSN) is an integrated publishing company with a focus on student athletes, their communities, families, friends, fans and coaches.
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closed 7/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Blue Star Sports, acquired STACK Media

synopsis: Blue Star Sports, the largest and fastest growing global provider of sports technology, announced the acquisition of STACK, the leading content and media company serving athletes and coaches with educational video and article content, reaching millions of users each month through its website and its various syndication partnerships.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Blue Star Sports
Blue Star Sports (BSS) is the industry leader in youth sports management by centralizing all operations and providing a complete innovative platform for all national governing bodies, youth sports leagues, clubs and associations. "
target: STACK Media
STACK is a multimedia company with Publishing and Internet business units, and is a leading provider of original “how-to” information targeting athletes. The publishing unit includes the company's flagship publication, STACK Magazine, periodic special issues and a line of books.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BusinessWire

FloSports, acquired Full Count Softball

synopsis: FloSports announced that the company has acquired Full Count Softball, the leading source for fast-pitch softball news. The acquisition delivers on FloSports’ aim to expand aggressively into additional sports in 2015. The new site will become FloSoftball.com.
buyer: FloSports
FloSports, an innovative sports media company based in Austin, Texas, offers authentic content and a new world of coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Focused on three areas – live programming, original content, and owned and operated events. "
target: Full Count Softball
Full Count Softball features exclusive rankings, such as the “Hot 100” players in each graduating class from the 2014 to the 2018 age levels, “FAB 50” team rankings as well as original content, such as “The 10 Most Influential People in Softball Today.”
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closed 8/16/2018 via PR Newswire

VYPE Media, acquired K-MAC Sports, LLC

synopsis: VYPE Media, a Houston-based promoter of youth and high school sports, announced its acquisition of K-MAC Sports, LLC, an Austin-based online sports broadcasting network. K-MAC Sports has spent nearly 15 years covering nine sports categories at hundreds of high schools and colleges across Texas.
buyer: VYPE Media
VYPE Media provides exclusive content and services for high school and youth sports. Their core offerings include publishing, filming and broadcasting, events, promoting and branding, and ambassador programs. "
target: K-MAC Sports, LLC
K-MAC Sports, LLC is an Austin-based online sports broadcasting network. As one of the largest and most diverse online broadcasting outlets in Texas, K-MAC Sports has spent nearly 15 years covering nine sports categories at hundreds of high schools and colleges across the state.
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cancelled 7/5/2012 via

Eagle Oil Holding Company, cancelled merger with InPlays Sports Corp.

synopsis: Eagle Oil Holding Company has entered into discussions regarding a merger with InPlays Sports Corp. InPlays Sports Corp, is an online sports-media company, providing news and information about youth sports programs, including middle-, junior- and high school sports, college sports and independent leagues.
buyer: Eagle Oil Holding Company (EGOH:$0.00)
Formerly known as Ford Spoleti Holdings, Inc., Eagle Oil is an independent, growth-oriented energy company engaged in the exploration and production of oil through the development of a repeatable, low geological risk, high potential project in the active East Texas oil and gas region. "
target: InPlays Sports Corp.
InPlays Sports Corp. operates as an online media and marketing company. It allows its members to participate in daily sports tickets, and win a college scholarship by competing. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in New York, New York.
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closed 11/17/2008 via BusinessWire

College Fanz, acquired Victory Sports Network

synopsis: College Fanz™ Sports Network has acquired the Victory Sports Network (VSN), the dominant voice of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The acquisition continues the vision of College Fanz to become the single source for scores and information from over 1,450 colleges and universities in the United States.
buyer: College Fanz
College Fanz is a website that provides social networking, traditional sports content, group voice chat and user-generated online radio shows. "
target: Victory Sports Network
Victory Sports Network give fans, coaches, and players of small college sports a place to find out the latest information on NAIA sports. Victory Sports Network is part of Dannelly Media. Their web site and company was founded July 5th 2002 to become a promoter of NAIA Collegiate athletics.
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closed 2/4/2009 via PE Hub

Alloy Media + Marketing, acquired Takkle, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy Media + Marketing has acquired Takkle Inc., a New York-based online social network for high school sports. No financial terms were disclosed. Takkle had raised nearly $12 million in VC funding, from firms like Liberty Associated Partners, WMG Investments and Greycroft Partners.
buyer: Alloy Media + Marketing (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Takkle, Inc.
TAKKLE, the largest online resource focused on high school athletics, provides a platform and tools for athletes to create player and team profiles, share videos and photos, track and view statistics, and allows students to connect with college coaches and recruiters for advancement opportunities.
price ($mm)[EV]
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Channel One News

synopsis: Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced the acquisition of Channel One News, a digital content provider dedicated to encouraging kids to be informed, digitally-savvy global citizens.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. HMH is among the world's largest providers of pre-K--12 education solutions. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Channel One News
Channel One News is a digital content provider focused on encouraging kids to be informed, digital-savvy global citizens. The show is a daily news program with supplementary educational resources to help students, teachers and parents interpret the news of the day and spark important conversations.
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closed 7/20/2012 via Company Press Release

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., acquired Alloy Entertainment

synopsis: Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros. Television Group has purchased Alloy Entertainment, the producer of "Gossip Girl" and other youth-oriented shows. Alloy Entertainment a leading producer of youth-oriented content for books, television, film and digital online series.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
The Warner Bros. Television Group oversees and grows the entire portfolio of Warner Bros.’ television businesses, including worldwide production, traditional and digital distribution, and broadcasting. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Alloy Entertainment
Alloy Entertainment is the producer of "Gossip Girl" and other youth-oriented television shows, films and books. Among the book series produced by the company are The Vampire Diaries, Gossip Girl, The Clique, The A-List, Pretty Little Liars, Private, The Nine Lives of Chloe King.
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closed 10/19/2011 via BNC Analysis

Octagon, acquired Alloy Access

synopsis: Global sports marketing company Octagon has acquired New York-based Alloy Access, re-branding the urban and multicultural agency Octagon Access. The agency, which specialises in implementing marketing campaigns aimed at engaging ethnic consumers, servicing a raft of Fortune 500 companies with custom media, advertising and marketing solutions.
buyer: Octagon
Octagon is the world's largest sports & entertainment sponsorship consulting practice and pioneer and leader in athlete & personality representation & management. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Alloy Access
Alloy Access is the country's leader in connecting corporate brands with influential multicultural and urban consumer groups.
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closed 4/21/2011 via BusinessWire

AMP Agency, acquired AMP Agency

synopsis: AMP Agency, an integrated digital and experiential marketing agency, announced that the management team led by original founder and CEO Gary Colen has conducted a buy-out acquiring all agency assets from former parent company Alloy Media + Marketing.
buyer: AMP Agency
AMP Agency is an integrated digital and experiential marketing agency that uses audience insights to build highly creative and engaging digital and experiential marketing solutions that drive measurable business results. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: AMP Agency
AMP Agency is an integrated digital and experiential marketing agency that uses audience insights to build highly creative and engaging digital and experiential marketing solutions that drive measurable business results.
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closed 11/9/2010 via GlobeNewswire

ZelnickMedia Corp., acquired Alloy Media + Marketing

synopsis: Alloy, Inc. announced that an investor group led by ZelnickMedia has completed the previously announced acquisition of Alloy following the approval of the transaction by an overwhelming majority of Alloy shareholders at a special stockholders meeting held yesterday.
buyer: ZelnickMedia Corp.
ZelnickMedia is a partnership of experienced media executives that owns interests in and manages an array of media enterprises in television advertising, magazine publishing, recorded music, television and online retailing, market research, online games, and media-related software. "
target: Alloy Media + Marketing
Alloy, Inc. is one of the country's largest providers of media and marketing programs reaching targeted consumer segments. Alloy manages a diverse array of assets and services in interactive, display, direct mail, content production and educational programming.
price ($mm)[EV]
$138 [$115]
rev ($mm)
$211
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
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closed 6/7/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Acosta Sales and Marketing Company, acquired Frontline Marketing Inc.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., one of the country's largest providers of targeted media and marketing programs, announced the sale of its FrontLine in-store marketing division to Acosta Sales and Marketing.
buyer: Acosta Sales and Marketing Company
Acosta Sales and Marketing Company is a leading full-service sales and marketing agency in North America, providing outsourced sales, merchandising, marketing, and promotional services to manufacturers in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. "
target parent: Alloy Media + Marketing
target: Frontline Marketing Inc.
Frontline provides advertisers with efficient point-of-purchase advertising and merchandising solutions, giving packaged goods companies the means to measurably increase sales in some of the country’s largest retailers, including Safeway, Kroger, and Albertsons.
price ($mm)
$39
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$21
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1.8x
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closed 7/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Health Club Media Network, acquired Alloy Fitness Network

synopsis: Health Club Media Network (HCMN), the nation's largest provider of advertising and marketing opportunities for national brands in health clubs, announced its acquisition of the Alloy Fitness Network from Alloy Media + Marketing.
buyer: Health Club Media Network
Founded in 1995, HCMN (formerly the Health Club Panel Network) has grown to become the largest and most reputable player in the field of health club advertising and marketing. HCMN's exclusive network now extends to nearly 4,000 clubs across 49 states and 120+ DMAs. "
target parent: Alloy Media + Marketing
target: Alloy Fitness Network
Alloy Fitness Network is a leading health club advertising network with over 3000 physical media placements in over 700 health clubs across the US.
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$0.14
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closed 2/4/2009 via PE Hub

Alloy Media + Marketing, acquired Takkle, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy Media + Marketing has acquired Takkle Inc., a New York-based online social network for high school sports. No financial terms were disclosed. Takkle had raised nearly $12 million in VC funding, from firms like Liberty Associated Partners, WMG Investments and Greycroft Partners.
buyer: Alloy Media + Marketing (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Takkle, Inc.
TAKKLE, the largest online resource focused on high school athletics, provides a platform and tools for athletes to create player and team profiles, share videos and photos, track and view statistics, and allows students to connect with college coaches and recruiters for advancement opportunities.
price ($mm)[EV]
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closed 4/24/2007 via BusinessWire

Alloy, Inc., acquired Frontline Marketing Inc.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., a nontraditional media services company, announced today that it has acquired the operating assets of Frontline Marketing, Inc., a national in-store advertising and display network comprising approximately 8,000 grocery stores.
buyer: Alloy, Inc. (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Frontline Marketing Inc.
Frontline provides advertisers with efficient point-of-purchase advertising and merchandising solutions, giving packaged goods companies the means to measurably increase sales in some of the country’s largest retailers, including Safeway, Kroger, and Albertsons.
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closed 4/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Alloy, Inc., acquired Channel One Communications Corp.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., a nontraditional media company, has acquired the operating assets of Channel One Communications Corporation from Primedia, Inc., by assuming certain liabilities of Channel One. The fair market value of the assets acquired is approximately the value of the assumed liabilities.
buyer: Alloy, Inc. (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Channel One Communications Corp.
Channel One’s mission is to be a leading provider of news and public affairs content to America’s secondary schools. Channel One produces and delivers quality programming, which has won two George Foster Peabody Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism, for both the classroom and the web.
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closed 3/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Alloy, Inc., acquired Sconex, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., under the banner of Alloy Media + Marketing (AM+M), a pioneer in nontraditional media and marketing, announced it has acquired Sconex, Inc., one of the fastest growing online social networking communities connecting high school students.
buyer: Alloy, Inc. (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Sconex, Inc.
Sconex is a vibrant social networking site focused on providing a platform for teens to interact with peers via their high school profiles. Sconex also provides a platform for youth advertisers to connect and communicate with young adults in a meaningful, contextually appropriate way.
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closed 2/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Goal Financial, LLC, acquired EStudentLoan.com

synopsis: Goal Financial, one of the nation's largest student loan companies, announced that it has purchased eStudentLoan.com from Alloy, Inc. EStudentLoan.com is a Web based interactive student loan marketplace.
buyer: Goal Financial, LLC
Goal Financial is the 9th largest holder of federal student loans, managing a $6.3 billion loan portfolio for 165,000 borrowers. Goal Financial offers student loan borrowers products such as Stafford Loans, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students, private student loans. "
target parent: Alloy Media + Marketing
target: EStudentLoan.com
EStudentLoan.com is a Web based interactive student loan marketplace. Using its proprietary "LoanFinder" engine, visitors to eStudentLoan.com can receive information about student loans and easily compare trusted, brand-name loan products side-by-side that reflect their individual borrowing needs.
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closed 11/14/2003 via

synopsis: Student Advantage, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: STUA) announced today that it has sold substantially all of the assets related to its CollegeClub.com business to Alloy, Inc. ALOY for $600,000 in cash, a performance based earnout and the assumption of certain related liabilities.
buyer: Alloy, Inc. (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
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closed 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
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announced 2/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Arch Capital Group Ltd., will acquire Precision Marketing Asia Pacific

synopsis: Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific, an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL:$6,928.20)
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, a part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., provides reinsurance to its clients around the globe. "
target: Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP) is an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quad/Graphics, acquired Apple Tree Group

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc., a global marketing services provider, has acquired Apple Tree Group, a strategic and creative agency specializing in point-of-sale advertising innovation for some of the world’s best-known brands. Apple Tree, which is based in Mexico City, serves clients around the world.
buyer: Quad/Graphics (QUAD:$3,923.40)
Quad/Graphics is a global marketing services provider that helps brand owners market their products, services and content more efficiently and effectively by using its strong print foundation in combination with other media channels. "
target: Apple Tree Group
Apple Tree Group is a strategic and creative agency specializing in point-of-sale advertising innovation for some of the world’s best-known brands. Apple Tree, which is based in Mexico City, serves clients around the world.
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closed 2/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Bond Brand Loyalty, acquired rDialogue

synopsis: Bond Brand Loyalty, a global customer experience and loyalty management company, has acquired rDialogue, a customer marketing firm. The acquisition bolsters Bond’s expertise in strategic advisory services to help brands strengthen relationships and optimize the customer journey across all human and digital touch points.
buyer: Bond Brand Loyalty
Bond is a global, data-driven customer experience and loyalty management business. It specializes in the Marketing, Measurement, and Management of powerful experiences that build brand loyalty for the world’s most influential brands. "
target: rDialogue
rDialogue is a customer marketing firm that accelerates the development of smart and profitable relationships between leading brands and customers. The data-driven firm blends science and art to develop and execute innovative marketing strategies around loyalty and relationship marketing.
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announced 2/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ben Lilley, will acquire McCann Australia

synopsis: Ben Lilley, the former CEO of McCann Australia, will acquire McCann Australia from McCann Worldgroup, the world’s leading ad agency network. McCann Australia is an Australian creative agency that turns emotional truths into compelling stories to transform and build brands that last.
buyer: Ben Lilley
Ben Lilley is an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Ben Lilley has a number of private investments and is interested in advertising and marketing businesses in creative, data, digital, design, media and PR. "
target parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
target: McCann Australia
McCann Australia is an Australian creative agency. McCann Australia provides their clients with a completely integrated and comprehensive marketing services offering. The agency turns emotional truths into compelling stories to transform and build brands that last.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Modi Marketing LLC merged with KWSM Digital,

synopsis: KWSM, a full-service digital marketing agency with offices in Orange County, CA, Atlanta, GA, and Las Vegas, NV is merging with Modi Marketing, a marketing agency based in San Diego, CA. Modi Marketing provides small to mid-sized companies with marketing strategies and ongoing support designed to generate leads and grow revenue.
buyer: KWSM Digital
KWSM is based in Orange County, CA, with offices in Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. KWSM is a full-service digital agency with services including social media management, digital advertising, influencer marketing, video production, website design & development, and search engine optimization. "
target: Modi Marketing LLC
Modi Marketing is a marketing agency based in San Diego, CA. The agency provides small to mid-sized companies with marketing strategies and ongoing support designed to generate leads and grow revenue. Modi has served local clients under the leadership of Owner Krystina Feucht.
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closed 1/8/2020 via PR Newswire

GMLV, acquired The Byne Group, Inc.

synopsis: GMLV, a Newark, NJ/NY area based integrated marketing communications agency, announced that it has merged with The Byne Group, an award-winning strategic branding and integrated marketing agency. TBG has helped clients grow their brand through creative guidance, design, collaboration, and strategic thinking for over twenty years.
buyer: GMLV
GMLV is a full-service integrated marketing and communications company serving national and regional clients with award-winning work in brand-identity, creative and marketing services, media planning and buying, digital and public relations. "
target: The Byne Group, Inc.
The Byne Group (TBG) is an award-winning strategic branding and integrated marketing agency. TBG has helped clients grow their brand through creative guidance, design, collaboration, and strategic thinking for over twenty years.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Fitzco, acquired Fitzco

synopsis: Dave Fitzgerald, founder and chairman of Fitzco, has acquired the company back from Interpublic Group of Companies, a global provider of marketing solutions. Fitzco is a full-service agency with combined capabilities across advertising, strategic planning, media, digital, creative technology, performance marketing and design.
buyer: Fitzco
Fitzco is a full-service marketing agency that helps brands find their unique place in culture. Fitzco's capabilities include advertising, strategic planning, media, digital, creative technology, performance marketing and design. The agency has helped brands such as Coka-Cola, MGM Resorts, and more."
target parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
target: Fitzco
Fitzco is a full-service marketing agency that helps brands find their unique place in culture. Fitzco's capabilities include advertising, strategic planning, media, digital, creative technology, performance marketing and design. The agency has helped brands such as Coka-Cola, MGM Resorts, and more.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inc & Co, acquired Brass Agency

synopsis: Inc & Co, a collective group of marketing agencies in the UK, has acquired Brass Agency, a full-service marketing agency in the UK. Brass helps their clients design and deliver just the right experience for their brand. Brass has diverse experience across digital, shopper, media, PR, insight, advertising, mobile, branding, search and content.
buyer: Inc & Co
Inc & Co is a collective group of marketing agencies in the UK. Inc & Co is redefining the landscape by bringing agencies into a creative collective that empowers them to deliver a dynamic portfolio of services to clients. "
target: Brass Agency
Brass is an independent full-service marketing agency in the UK. Brass helps their clients design and deliver just the right experience for their brand. Brass has diverse experience across digital, shopper, media, PR, insight, advertising, mobile, branding, search and content.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Keywords Studios, acquired Ichi Worldwide

synopsis: Keywords Studios, the go-to provider of technical and creative services to the global video games industry, has announced that it has acquired ICHI. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Ireland’s Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. It provides integrated art creation, software engineering, testing, localization, audio and customer care services to a blue-chip client base. "
target: Ichi Worldwide
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in London, ICHI provides a full suite of creative and marketing services to video game publishers and to the sports and entertainment sectors around the world.
price ($mm)
$4.34
rev ($mm)
$4
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1.1x
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closed 11/26/2019 via Company Press Release

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired Canale Communications

synopsis: UDG Healthcare, an Ireland-based global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services, has acquired Canale Communications, a strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
Headquartered in Ireland, UDG Healthcare is a global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services. The Group is organised and managed across two divisions: Ashfield and Sharp, and employs 8,700 people in 26 countries. "
target: Canale Communications
Canale Communications is a strategic communications and creative firm exclusively serving the life science and healthcare industries. It has worked with more than 300 biotech, health tech, and pharmaceutical companies at virtually every stage of development.
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$20
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closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sonny’s The Car Wash Factory, acquired SLAM Carwash Marketing

synopsis: Sonny’s The Car Wash Factory has announced the acquisition of SLAM, a highly specialized full-service marketing agency with deep roots in the carwash industry. SLAM’s services include branding, web design, digital and traditional advertising, social media services, content creation, sales training, marketing consulting, and more.
buyer: Sonny’s The Car Wash Factory
Sonny's The Car Wash Factory is the world's largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, parts, and supplies. Forward-thinking professional car wash investors, owners and operators partner with Sonny's because of their total offering, leadership and ability to deliver. "
target parent: Bclip Productions
target: SLAM Carwash Marketing
SLAM is a highly specialized full-service marketing agency with deep roots in the carwash industry. SLAM’s services include branding, web design, digital and traditional advertising, social media services, content creation, sales training, marketing consulting and more.
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announced 10/17/2019 via Company Press Release

iProspect, will acquire Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (EBP) is a marketplace e-commerce agency in China. Post acquisition EBP will join iProspect and be rebranded "EBP, an iProspect Company."
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: iProspect
iProspect is a global digital marketing agency with 91 offices across 55 countries. A trusted partner with an in-depth understanding of consumer behavior, iProspect reshapes brand strategies to meet the fast-paced demands of the convergent world with a focus on exceeding client business objectives. "
target: Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd.
Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (EBP) is a marketplace e-commerce agency in China. Established in 2012, EBP is one of China's leading e-commerce solutions providers. EBP works closely with brands across China's leading e-commerce platforms to deliver integrated marketing services.
price ($mm)
$3.53
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Agence Rinaldi, acquired Maestro Communications

synopsis: Agence Rinaldi, Canada's go-to agency for brands looking to establish a presence in new markets or sectors, has acquired Maestro Communications, a full-service marketing agency in Quebec that is particularly known for their work in the institutional and educational sectors.
buyer: Agence Rinaldi
Headquartered in Montreal, Agence Rinaldi is the go-to agency for brands looking to establish a presence in new markets or sectors. Their expertise in web, mobile, tv, radio and sponsorship activation helps convey a brand’s story to both its existing audience and the clientele it hopes to conquer. "
target: Maestro Communications
Maestro Communications is a full-service marketing agency in Quebec. They have produced small and large masterworks, working closely with their clients. Maestro is particularly known for their work in the institutional and educational sectors.
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announced 8/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Legacy Acquisition Corp., will acquire Blue Impact

synopsis: Legacy Acquisition, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, will acquire Blue Impact, a group that's composed of Vision 7, Canada’s marketing communications platform, We Are Social, UK’s creative agency, Fuseproject, a product design agency, Metta, China’s marketing agency, and Madhouse, China's paid media and performance platform.
buyer: Legacy Acquisition Corp. (LGC:$0.00)
Legacy is a publicly-traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company. It was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more target businesses. "
target parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
target: Blue Impact
Blue Impact is a communication services group. It is composed of Vision 7, Canada’s marketing communications platform, We Are Social, UK’s creative agency, Fuseproject, a product design agency, Metta, China’s marketing agency, and Madhouse, Shanghai’s paid media and performance platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$353 [$393]
rev ($mm)
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

synopsis: Briggs Advertising in Bath has become part of Portland-based marketing agency CD&M Communications. Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need.
buyer: CD&M Communications
CD&M Communications are a strategic and creative agency that helps clients change the way consumers think about their brands. They specialize in Consumer Advertising, Business Communications, Social Marketing, Branding Strategy, TV, Radio, Print, Web Design, Planning and Buying, PR and more. "
target: Briggs Advertising
Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need. They are based in Maine.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Smollan Limited, acquired WorkShop International

synopsis: Advantage Smollan, a joint holding company between Advantage Solutions and Global Smollan Holdings, has acquired WorkShop International. Headquartered in Sweden, WorkShop is the leading retail agency in the Nordics with an impressive client list consisting of many of the world’s most successful and sought-after brands within retail.
buyer: Advantage Smollan Limited
Advantage Smollan is a jointly-owned holding company of Advantage Solutions (Advantage) and Global Smollan Holdings (Smollan) that provides unified sales, marketing, and technology solutions for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers across Europe. "
target: WorkShop International
Stockholm-based WorkShop is the leading retail agency in the Nordics with a business idea to offer a unique combination of strategic, creative, and tactical services for ambitious brands, to improve brand experiences, and increase sales.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Chemistry, acquired Pinta USA LLC

synopsis: Chemistry, an independent full-service marketing communications agency, has acquired Pinta, a full-service agency which practices the art of cross-cultural marketing. With a focus on culture, Pinta's offerings include strategic planning, creative development, media buying, digital content, social media and public relations.
buyer: Chemistry
Chemistry is an independent full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Pittsburgh and Atlanta. The firm provides services in advertising, brand strategy, media, public relations, social, digital marketing, and web development. "
target: Pinta USA LLC
Pinta is a full-service agency which practices the art of cross-cultural marketing. With a focus on culture, their offerings include strategic planning, creative development, media buying, digital content, social media and public relations.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

ORB Limited, acquired Superdream Creative Limited

synopsis: Orb, a UK company comprised of brand builders, creatives, strategists, problem solvers, consultants, thought provokers and mediators, has acquired Superdream, an Australian-based full-service international marketing agency that offers brand transformation, advertising, public relations, events and social media services.
buyer: ORB Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Orb is a company comprised of brand builders, creatives, strategists, problem solvers, consultants, thought provokers and mediators. They build brands battle-hardened, customer-focused, ready to go and, most importantly, ready to succeed. "
target: Superdream Creative Limited
Headquartered in Australia, Superdream is a full-service international marketing agency. They offers brand transformation, advertising, public relations, events and social media services to brands that want to connect with their audience.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

KBC PR & Marketing, acquired KBC PR & Marketing

synopsis: KBC PR & Marketing has undergone a management buyout, led by managing director Chris Woodbridge-Cox. KBC is a specialist in travel and tourism public relations, marketing and sales representation. They offer retainer and project services to a range of clients within the travel industry, from hotels to airlines, destinations to tour operators.
buyer: KBC PR & Marketing
KBC is a specialist in travel and tourism public relations, marketing and sales representation. Established for more than 20 years, they offer retainer and project services to a range of clients within the travel industry, from hotels to airlines, destinations to tour operators. "
target: KBC PR & Marketing
KBC is a specialist in travel and tourism public relations, marketing and sales representation. Established for more than 20 years, they offer retainer and project services to a range of clients within the travel industry, from hotels to airlines, destinations to tour operators.
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