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]
$0.32 [$0.72]
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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:$1,050.80)
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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$5.00
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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.
price ($mm)
$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 7/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Search Discovery, Inc., acquired Allturna

synopsis: Search Discovery has acquired Allturna, a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Engagement Partner specializing in Health and Life Sciences. Search Discovery is now uniquely positioned to help Salesforce Marketing Cloud clients take full advantage of the platform's capabilities.
buyer: Search Discovery, Inc.
Search Discovery is a data transformation company that helps organizations use their data with purpose to drive measurable business impact. Its services and solutions help global organizations at every stage of data transformation, including strategy, implementation, and optimization. "
target: Allturna
Allturna helps sales and marketing clients develop data-centric marketing strategies and tactics, delivers data integration and management services, and applies significant marketing cloud expertise and operations to help clients achieve business impact and analytics insights.
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closed 7/6/2022 via PR Newswire

The Harvest Group, LLC, acquired Three Sixty Sales, Inc.

synopsis: Harvest Group is excited to announce an acquisition of boutique Target brokerage, Three Sixty Sales. Three Sixty Sales offers complete 360 degrees of support for vendors seeking product placement at Target Stores. Three Sixty Sales is an extension of its client's team that speaks Target’s language.
buyer: The Harvest Group, LLC
Harvest Group is a leading retail growth agency that serves as a trusted partner for brands looking to grow their business at Walmart, Target, Amazon, Kroger, Sam's Club, and Costco. Harvest Group grows businesses with clients ranging from Shark Tank entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. "
target: Three Sixty Sales, Inc.
Three Sixty Sales offers complete 360 degrees of support for vendors seeking product placement at Target Stores. Three Sixty Sales is an extension of its client's team that speaks Target’s language. They exist to serve and add value to vendor-partner relationships and grow businesses!
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announced 6/29/2022 via PR Newswire

Integrity Marketing Group, will acquire Annuity Agents Alliance

synopsis: Integrity Marketing Group, LLC, a leading distributor of life and health insurance, and provider of wealth management and retirement planning solutions, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Annuity Agents Alliance, an insurance marketing organization based in Denver, Colorado.
buyer: Integrity Marketing Group
Integrity Marketing Group, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is the leading independent distributor of life and health insurance products focused on meeting Americans wherever they are — in person, over the phone and online. "
target: Annuity Agents Alliance
Annuity Agents Alliance is an insurance marketing organization based in Denver, Colorado. The firm specializes in marketing, sales process and case design to help agents build thriving, sustainable businesses that serve the increasingly complex financial needs of American families.
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closed 5/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Pearman Media Pty. Ltd., acquired MediaSmiths Australia

synopsis: One of Australia’s largest independent media agencies, Pearman (est 1996), has acquired established media agency MediaSmiths to offer a comprehensive suite of media and advertising services to clients. Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy budget.
buyer: Pearman Media Pty. Ltd.
Pearman is one of Australia's largest independent media agencies. Established in 1996, they are 100% Australian owned. With no reporting to Paris, London or New York Pearman makes its own decisions quickly and decisively. "
target: MediaSmiths Australia
Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy and marketing budget. MediaSmiths has grown with the companies they support to become one of Sydney’s most established independent media & marketing agencies.
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announced 5/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, will acquire M&C Saatchi plc

synopsis: Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network. M&C Saatchi connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data and technology, to help clients navigate, create and lead meaningful change.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$394.58)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible.
price ($mm)[EV]
$377 [$407]
rev ($mm)
$534
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
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7.2x
closed 5/4/2022 via Company Press Release

Finn Partners, acquired Talking Stick Global

synopsis: Finn Partners, one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world, has acquired Talking Stick, an innovative and dynamic tourism marketing consultancy that specializes in providing complete marketing solutions for the travel Industry.
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: Talking Stick Global
Talking Stick Marketing & Communications is an innovative and dynamic tourism marketing consultancy that specializes in providing complete marketing solutions for the travel Industry.
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announced 4/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

Annaya Management Consultancy, will acquire Ganesh Films

synopsis: Annaya Management Consultancy, a private company in India owned by Rajiv Vashisht and Gaurav Kumar, will acquire a 60.84% stake in Ganesh Films, an Indian film promoter and distributor. Ganesh Films bridges the gap between the South Indian film Industry and fans in north and west India. The company has promoted and distributed over 400 titles.
buyer: Annaya Management Consultancy
Annaya Management Consultancy is a private company in India owned by Rajiv Vashisht and Gaurav Kumar. "
target: Ganesh Films
Ganesh Films is an Indian film promoter and distributor. Ganesh Films bridges the gap between the South Indian film Industry and movie fans in the northern and western regions of India. The company has promoted and distributed titles such as Shivaji the boss, Dasavatharam, Endhiran, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.24 [$0.65]*
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$0
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closed 3/28/2022 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, has acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG) from Equistone Partners Europe. A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services an
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$353.32)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services and smart, intuitive tech.
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announced 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Next 15, will acquire Engine Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire Engine Group, a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Engine Group Ltd
Engine is a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
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$104
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closed 1/17/2022 via BNC Analysis

Market Performance Group, acquired The Luminations Group

synopsis: Market Performance Group, LLC (MPG)  has acquired The Luminations Group. Luminations is a privately held leader in marketing innovation and strategy serving clients in traditional consumer packaged goods and health care fields as well as significant experience in financial services, technology, and online marketing and retailing.
buyer: Market Performance Group
Market Performance Group (MPG) is a team of trusted manufacturer and retail professionals delivering forward thinking and actionable go-to-market solutions. They help develop strategy and drive execution by providing consulting services for clients and sales support services for key retailers. "
target: The Luminations Group
Luminations is a privately held leader in marketing innovation and strategy serving clients in traditional consumer packaged goods and health care fields as well as significant experience in financial services, technology, and online marketing and retailing.
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closed 12/15/2021 via PR Web

GoMo Health, acquired Trajectory LLC

synopsis: GoMo Health, a leading health and wellness patient and consumer engagement company, has acquired Trajectory, a hybrid brand consultancy/creative agency. Trajectory helps healthcare organizations, consumer wellness brands, and beauty brands to unlock their potential. They offer solutions for brand strategy, social media, content marketing, and more.
buyer parent: The Gold Group
buyer: GoMo Health
GoMo Health is a science-based patient and consumer engagement company focused on healthcare and wellness. GoMo Health provides a cloud-based population health management solution that supports the complete continuum of care. "
target: Trajectory LLC
Trajectory is a hybrid brand consultancy/creative agency focused on healthcare and wellness. Trajectory helps healthcare organizations, consumer wellness brands, and beauty brands to unlock their potential. They offer solutions for brand strategy, social media, content marketing, and more.
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closed 12/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brunner Inc., acquired Brunner Inc.

synopsis: Full service independent marketing agency, Brunner Inc. is being sold to an expanded ownership group comprised of the firm’s current leadership. The company will be led by Scott Morgan, President; and Rick Gardinier, Chief Digital Officer.
buyer: Brunner Inc.
The company will be led by Scott Morgan, president; and Rick Gardinier, chief digital officer, along with other top management team members in a partnership role — Ken Johns, client experience officer; Erin Stoner, chief financial officer; and Dan Gbur, performance marketing officer. "
target: Brunner Inc.
Brunner is a full service independent marketing agency. They specialize in strategy, media, data science & analytics, marketing automation & CRM, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
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closed 10/28/2021 via BusinessWire

McOuat, acquired The Marketing Company Inc.

synopsis: McOuat Partnership, a leading Canadian real estate marketing agency, has acquired The Marketing Company (TMC), broadening McOuat Partnership’s existing services to touchscreen, hardware and programming. Based in Ontario, TMC is a full service marketing agency specializing in builders, developers and architects.
buyer: McOuat
Based in Canada, McOuat Partnership is a full-service branding and strategic marketing agency specializing in real estate, resort and packaged goods industries. With almost 50 years of results-driven success, McOuat Partnership is the most experienced real estate marketing agency in North America. "
target: The Marketing Company Inc.
Ontario-based The Marketing Company (TMC) is a full service marketing agency specializing in builders, developers and architects. TMC provides turn-key marketing solutions, including renderings, signage, logos, sales panels, floor plan inserts, and CADD (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting) work.
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closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

MISSION Group, acquired Soul

synopsis: The MISSION Group, a collective of creative and MarTech agencies based in the UK, has acquired Soul, a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul creates marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
buyer: MISSION Group (AIM:TMMG:$176.19)
MISSION is a technology-embraced marketing communications and advertising group delivering digital, brand, marketing, advertising and full service communications. MISSION employs more than 1,000 people across the UK, Asia and the US, and works with some of the world’s leading brands. "
target: Soul
Soul is a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul works with psychologists to help businesses better understand human nature. They create marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
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closed 7/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

GameSquare Esports Inc., acquired Cut+Sew/Zoned

synopsis: GameSquare Esports Inc., an international gaming and esports company, has acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding membership units of Swingman LLC (dba Cut+Sew and Zoned), a privately held marketing agency operating in the sports and esports industries.
buyer: GameSquare Esports Inc. (CNSX:GSQ:$1.22)
GameSquare Esports Inc. is an international gaming and esports company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company is seeking to acquire additional assets and entities serving the gaming and esports markets and, more broadly, in sports and entertainment. "
target: Cut+Sew/Zoned
Swingman LLC (dba Cut+Sew and Zoned) is a gaming and lifestyle marketing agency. The company’s management team has built a leading creative agency and brand studio sitting at the intersection of traditional sports and gaming, emerging technology, new media, fashion, and music industries.
price ($mm)
$5.09
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/9/2021 via PR Web

Mainspire merged with The Enablement Group,

synopsis: The Enablement Group (TEG), a sales enablement content agency and consultancy, and Mainspire Marketing, a global full-service marketing agency, have merged operations under the name “The Enablement Group” to better serve the needs of corporate sales, marketing, and HR teams.
buyer: The Enablement Group
The Enablement Group (TEG) is a marketing and sales enablement content agency that delivers experiences fostering greater engagement and message retention, ultimately driving revenue and performance improvement. "
target: Mainspire
Mainspire is a full-service global consulting and marketing agency focused on the most innovative technologies driving the future. Mainspire develops and implements solid business marketing strategies that help companies grow and improve the world.
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closed 6/9/2021 via Company Press Release

Lucid Group, acquired DiD Agency

synopsis: UK-based Lucid Group, a global multi-capability healthcare communications company, has acquired DiD Agency Group, a full-service healthcare creative agency. The acquisition will strengthen Lucid Group’s existing presence in the US and its ability to provide a compelling strategic, creative and digital offering globally.
buyer: Lucid Group
Based in the UK, Lucid Group is a global multi-capability healthcare communications company committed to advancing patient health outcomes. Lucid Group’s pioneering approaches to communication have received industry-wide recognition and have consistently led to market-leading growth. "
target: DiD Agency
DiD Agency Group is a full-service healthcare creative agency. DiD offers extensive capabilities in a wide range of disease areas, including market strategy, strategic communications, creative execution, media and analytics, and an on-demand studio.
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closed 6/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

TC Transcontinental, acquired BGI Retail Inc.

synopsis: TC Transcontinental, a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer, announced the acquisition of BGI Retail Inc., a full service in-store design and solution partner for retailers and global brands.
buyer: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,119.38)
TC Transcontinental is a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer. They are also a Canadian leader in its specialty media segments. Their mission has been to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. "
target: BGI Retail Inc.
BGI Retail Inc. is a full service in-store design and solution partner for retailers and global brands. BGI offers an integrated value proposition focused on in-house design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and management of retail solutions and brand-defining consumer experiences.
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closed 4/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Shopper Media Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, has acquired Shopper Media Group Ltd (SMG), a group of companies in the UK that specialise in commerce marketing activation. SMG builds shopper marketing campaigns that connects retailers with shoppers at the point of purchase both online and in-store.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Shopper Media Group Ltd
Shopper Media Group (SMG) is a group of companies in the UK that specialise in commerce marketing activation. SMG connects retailers with shoppers at the point of purchase both online and in-store. The group builds successful shopper marketing campaigns for some of the UK's biggest retailers.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

CoreLogic, Inc., acquired ehouse

synopsis: CoreLogic UK has acquired ehouse, a London-based property marketing agency, in a move to expand its services for its customers. Established in 2000,  ehouse provides 3D virtual tours, marketing photography, floorplans and EPCs, along with brochure copywriting, design and print services.
buyer: CoreLogic, Inc. (CLGX:$1,642.38)
CoreLogic is a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider. They combine data from public, contributory and proprietary sources, providing coverage of property and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and performance information. "
target: ehouse
ehouse, based in the United Kingdom, is a technology-led property marketing agency that helps companies to market and manage their portfolio of properties by providing best in class photography and scanning services to national and international clients.
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,667.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$677.71
EBIT ($mm)
$533.66
Net Income ($mm)
$411.02
Employees
25522
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Advantage Solutions
Advantage Solutions
Advantage Solutions is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Advantage’s customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions are designed to drive consumer demand, increase sales, and achieve operating efficiencies.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,602.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$508.53
EBIT ($mm)
$268.49
Net Income ($mm)
$54.49
Employees
45000
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: DEXO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thryv
Thryv
Thryv's flagship software includes everything small business owners need to manage their work, in a single package. With over 20 industry customizations and a fully mobile interface, technology previously reserved for big businesses is now at the fingertips of small business owners nationwide.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,115.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$326.50
EBIT ($mm)
$230.91
Net Income ($mm)
$206.29
Employees
2311
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Ticker: KOSE:A214320
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Innocean Worldwide Inc.
Innocean Worldwide Inc.
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,018.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$105.17
EBIT ($mm)
$97.34
Net Income ($mm)
$62.83
Employees
593
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$394.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.15
EBIT ($mm)
$25.99
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: ASX:EGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited is engaged in integrated marketing and communication services, including strategy, market research, advertising, public relations, communications planning graphic design, events management, direct marketing, and corporate communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$274.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.72
EBIT ($mm)
$30.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
600
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