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Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Nemos

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired Nemos, the highly recognized Zurich-based digital agency in interactive communication. This acquisition once again illustrates Publicis Groupe's ongoing commitment to enriching its digital offer through targeted acquisitions.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is the world's fourth largest communications group, as well as world's second largest media counsel and buying group. Groupe's communication activities cover advertising, through three autonomous global advertising networks: Leo Burnett, Publicis, and Saatchi & Saatchi. "
target: Nemos
Founded in 2002, Nemos is specialized in the full range of digital communication expertise including conception and creative, web site development, social network and media marketing.
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closed 4/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

Ardmore Advertising & Marketing Limited, acquired Built for Growth Digital Limited

synopsis: Northern Ireland advertising agency Ardmore has acquired a digital marketing specialist, Growth (BFG) Digital. Ardmore said the purchase of Built For Growth (BFG) Digital would enable it to meet the demand for high-performance ecommerce solutions. BFG Digital was founded in 2000 as Export Technologies and is now based at Catalyst Inc in Belfast.
buyer: Ardmore Advertising & Marketing Limited
UK-based Ardmore is a globally informed, internationally capable, and locally active advertising and marketing agency. They work with their Clients to create positive change in the behaviours, beliefs and habits of society. "
target: Built for Growth Digital Limited
Built For Growth (BFG) Digital is a digital marketing specialist based in Belfast. It is run by Leanne Blair and Andrew McComb, has 20 staff, and its clients include Newbridge Silverware and DV8 Fashion.
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announced 4/25/2022 via BusinessWire

The Kantar Group, will acquire Blackwood Seven A/S

synopsis: Kantar, the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting company, announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Blackwood Seven, the Copenhagen, Denmark-based marketing measurement and optimization company.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
UK-based Kantar is the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting group. Kantar works alongside clients to create strategies that improve brand awareness, attract more consumers, increase brand penetration, create financial success, and grow peoples’ confidence in public services. "
target: Blackwood Seven A/S
Blackwood Seven is a Copenhagen, Denmark-based technology and consultant company within media and marketing. They provide a software platform that uses advanced predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to predict and achieve the optimal effects from all paid media.
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announced 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, will acquire Be Media Group Pty Ltd

synopsis: Animoca Brands Corporation Ltd will acquire Australian digital marketing agency Be Media to lead non-fungible tokens (NFT), blockchain development and metaverse partnerships for major Australian brands. Founded by Australian entrepreneur Jordan Fogarty in 2013, Be Media focuses on digital strategy, search and social advertising.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: Be Media Group Pty Ltd
Australian digital marketing agency Be Media is a premium player in the Web 2.0 space. The company was founded by Australian entrepreneur Jordan Fogarty in 2013. Be Media focuses on digital strategy, search and social advertising.
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closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

MIDLAND, acquired J.Schmid

synopsis: MIDLAND, one of the largest independent paper and packaging distributors in the US, has acquired J.Schmid, a full-service cross-channel marketing agency. J.Schmid specializes in creating seamless brand experiences across channels. They offer services for direct marketing, branding, digital marketing, catalog marketing, direct mail, and more.
buyer: MIDLAND (TSXV:MD:$0.18)
MIDLAND is one of the largest independent paper and packaging distributors in the US. MIDLAND provides value added solutions for the efficient distribution of printing and publication paper, packaging supplies & equipment, and facility supplies. "
target: J.Schmid
J.Schmid is a full-service cross-channel marketing agency. J.Schmid specializes in creating seamless brand experiences across channels. They offer services for direct marketing, branding, digital marketing, catalog marketing, direct mail, and more.
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closed 4/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

Ramp Growth Software, acquired Hoorah

synopsis: Ramp, a UK-based forecasting analytics business, has acquired a majority stake in Hoorah Digital (Hoorah), a disruptive, full service creative, digital media agency based in South Africa. Hoorah is focused on radical leads and sales through programmatic digital media, data tech, and creative.
buyer: Ramp Growth Software
Ramp is a UK-based forecasting analytics business. Ramp empowers finance teams with data science via their revenue forecasting web application. Their app makes cohort based forecasting easy. "
target: Hoorah
Hoorah is a digital consultancy in South Africa that is focused on radical leads and sales through programmatic digital media, data tech, and creative. They work with brands to reshape the way they communicate with customers online and helps them maximize the profitability of their digital channels.
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announced 4/4/2022 via Company Press Release

Growens S.p.A., will acquire ContactLab

synopsis: Growens S.p.A., a company operating in the cloud marketing technology field, signed a binding agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of Contactlab S.p.A., primary Italian player in the cloud marketing services. Contactlab owns a proprietary digital marketing platform based on Engagement Intelligence.
buyer: Growens S.p.A. (BIT:MAIL:$77.85)
Growens (GROW) is a vertically integrated player in the field of Cloud Marketing Technologies. with a combined SaaS and CPaaS offer. Its growing suite of data-driven solutions allows SMEs and large corporations globally to master the evolving ways of communicating with customers. "
target: ContactLab
Contactlab S.p.A. is an Italian player in the cloud marketing services. Contactlab owns a proprietary digital marketing platform based on Engagement Intelligence and serves circa 330 enterprise clients in various industries, such as Eataly, Scalo Milano, and AIRC.
price ($mm)
$5.52
rev ($mm)
$12
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$1
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1.1x
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11.6x
closed 3/30/2022 via Company Press Release

Fortress Brand, acquired Finc3 GmbH

synopsis: Fortress Brand, a leading full-service marketplace accelerator based in New York City, is joining forces with Finc3, a Germany-based international online marketing group. Finc3 is a top European digital agency whose capabilities include digital marketplace marketing, CRM, data analytics, and business-to-business (B2B) performance marketing.
buyer: Fortress Brand
Established in 2012 and based in the heart of SoHo in NYC, Fortress Brand represents acclaimed beauty, health and wellness brands on online marketplaces. Fortress Brand has decade in business and 45 exclusive partnerships with names like Glow Recipe, Youth to the People and HUM Nutrition. "
target: Finc3 GmbH
Founded in 2014, Finc3 is a top European digital agency whose capabilities include digital marketplace marketing, CRM, data analytics, and business-to-business (B2B) performance marketing under their own group of companies Finc3 Commerce, Finc3 Marketing Group, and BizMut Marketing.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

The Miroma Group, acquired Maker Lab Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: The Miroma Group, an independent global marketing-services group, has acquired Maker Lab, a Singapore-based agency that builds and embeds digital teams inside client marketing organisations. Maker Lab has 150 people working in APAC markets, supporting projects for clients including Google, Netflix and Taco Bell.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Maker Lab Pte. Ltd.
Maker Lab is a Singapore-based agency that builds and embeds digital teams inside client marketing organisations. Maker Lab has 150 people working in APAC markets including India, Malaysia and Thailand, supporting projects for clients including Google, Netflix and Taco Bell.
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closed 3/16/2022 via PR Newswire

Gemini XIII, acquired The Infinite Agency

synopsis: Gemini XIII, the podcasting and radio industries' new home for premium audio content, production and marketing services, has acquired The Infinite Agency, a full-service digital advertising agency based in Dallas, TX. The Infinite Agency builds meaningful connections between brands, people, and culture in the social, digital, and physical world.
buyer: Gemini XIII
Gemini XIII serves the audio industry with premium content, production, and marketing services for podcasting and radio. Gemini XIII is the podcasting and radio industries' new home for premium audio content, production and marketing services. "
target: The Infinite Agency
The Infinite Agency is a full-service digital advertising agency based in Dallas, TX. Founded by Jonathan Ogle, it creates the future of brands using data driven strategies, influencer marketing, modern video and audio production, social content creation, digital marketing, and creative thinking.
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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.
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Gravity Global, acquired Morsekode

synopsis: Gravity Global, the world's most awarded B2B and complex markets agency, has acquired Morsekode, a creative agency in Minneapolis that offers services in branding, digital advertising, influencer marketing, SEO/SEM, web & app development, marketing consulting, 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: Morsekode
Morsekode is a creative agency in Minneapolis that offers services in branding, digital advertising, influencer marketing, SEO/SEM, web & app development, marketing consulting, and more.
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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

The North Alliance, acquired Bob The Robot

synopsis: The North Alliance, a Norwegian marketing company, has acquired Bob The Robot, an award-winning creative agency in Finland. Bob The Robot helps growth-thirsty clients to grow their business and gain a competitive advantage. They provide services for marketing strategy, brand identity, performance marketing, digital strategy, and more.
buyer parent: Norvestor Equity AS
buyer: The North Alliance
Pan-Scandinavian The North Alliance (NoA) offers an integrated range of services within design, communications, and technology. NoA consists of leading agencies in Sweden, Denmark and Norway with offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Krakow, Chicago and Los Angeles. "
target: Bob The Robot
Bob The Robot is an award-winning creative agency in Finland. Bob The Robot helps growth-thirsty clients to grow their business and gain a competitive advantage. They provide services for marketing strategy, brand identity, performance marketing, digital strategy, and more.
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Asatsu-DK, Inc., acquired Rage

synopsis: ADK Holdings Inc., a Japanese advertising agency group, has acquired Chennai-based Rage Communications Pvt. Ltd., an independent agency that specialises in digital experience design and eCommerce solutions. The partnership will combine both organisations' capabilities to drive integrated end-to-end performance and brand campaigns for clients.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Asatsu-DK, Inc. (TSE:9747:$3,108.59)
The ADK Group consists of the pure holding company, ADK Holdings, and 3 operating companies (ADK Marketing Solutions / ADK Creative One / ADK Emotions) and is a Japanese major advertising agency group providing global services through its domestic and international network. "
target: Rage
Based in India, Rage is a digital only marketing communications company. From its beginning Rage has believed in offering the entire suite of services spanning strategy, creative, technology and optimization from entirely in-house and home-grown resources.
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closed 3/9/2022 via Company Press Release

Epik Holdings Inc., acquired Kobalt Media

synopsis: Epik Holdings Inc. has announced the completion of its acquisition of Kobalt Media. Kobalt was founded in 2000 and is a full-service digital marketing company with a suite of custom marketing solutions, industry leadership, and digital innovation for building high impact brands.
buyer: Epik Holdings Inc.
Epik Holdings Inc is a world-leading domain registrar and pioneer of innovative, resilient technologies that revolutionize digital empowerment in the global marketplace. "
target: Kobalt Media
Kobalt was founded in 2000 and is a full-service digital marketing company with a suite of custom marketing solutions, industry leadership, and digital innovation for building high impact brands
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closed 3/8/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Lone Fir Consulting, LLC, acquired MC2 Design Group, Inc.

synopsis: MC2 Design has joined forces with fellow agency Lone Fir Creative. The move will bring together two growth-minded firms to develop a 'super team' that can better help brands grow and scale in today's market. MC2 helps organizations thrive with clear messaging and an effective marketing strategy.
buyer: Lone Fir Consulting, LLC
Lone Fir Creative brings the complementary skills of digital transformation work and a proven track record of growth marketing to bridge the gap between storytelling and high activity marketing. As a full-service brand building agency, Lone Fir Creative focuses on all levels of work. "
target: MC2 Design Group, Inc.
MC2 helps organizations thrive with clear messaging and an effective marketing strategy. Their StoryBrand® team has 30 years of experience in marketing and web development.
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closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Big Sea, Inc., acquired Sparxoo

synopsis: Big Sea has acquired Sparxoo and its video production company, Sparxoo Studios. Sparxoo is an award-winning digital agency that delivers strategically creative impact to empower market leadership for clients. With the acquisition, Big Sea will offer new full-funnel marketing, branding, video production, and web development services.
buyer: Big Sea, Inc.
Big Sea is an agile digital creative and marketing agency based in St. Petersburg, Florida. Its teams provide marketing strategy and consulting, omni-channel marketing management, web design and development, and media buying and SEO services to mid-market brands across the nation. "
target: Sparxoo
Sparxoo is an award-winning digital agency that delivers strategically creative impact to empower market leadership for clients. With a results-driven mindset, Sparxoo’s team is passionate to help clients accelerate growth.
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closed 2/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Engine Group (Australia), acquired Engine Group (Australia)

synopsis: Tim Weger, a managing director of Engine Group, has acquired the company from Brent Jarvis, the company's founder. Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR.
buyer: Engine Group (Australia)
Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR. "
target: Engine Group (Australia)
Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR.
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announced 1/26/2022 via PR Newswire

Nagarro, Inc., will acquire RipeConcepts

synopsis: Nagarro, a global leader in digital engineering, will acquire RipeConcepts, a leader in global digital creative services. RipeConcepts positions itself as 'digital lightning in a bottle' and delivers high quality, multi-channel creative content at scale. The acquisition will strengthen Nagarro's design and creative capabilities.
buyer: Nagarro, Inc. (:$554.58)
Nagarro, a global digital engineering leader, helps clients become innovative, digital-first companies and thus win in their markets. The company is distinguished by its entrepreneurial, agile, and global character, its CARING mindset, and its approach of thinking breakthroughs. "
target: RipeConcepts
RipeConcepts is a fast-growing company recognized for world-class services in graphic design, 3D modelling, animation, web development, and more. Their clients range from Fortune 500 companies, award-winning agencies, tech firms, retail shops, to small and medium businesses around the world.
price ($mm)
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$11
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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.
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closed 4/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Nemos

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has acquired Nemos, the highly recognized Zurich-based digital agency in interactive communication. This acquisition once again illustrates Publicis Groupe's ongoing commitment to enriching its digital offer through targeted acquisitions.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is the world's fourth largest communications group, as well as world's second largest media counsel and buying group. Groupe's communication activities cover advertising, through three autonomous global advertising networks: Leo Burnett, Publicis, and Saatchi & Saatchi. "
target: Nemos
Founded in 2002, Nemos is specialized in the full range of digital communication expertise including conception and creative, web site development, social network and media marketing.
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closed 5/3/2022 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Profitero

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced the acquisition of Profitero, a leading SaaS global ecommerce intelligence platform helping brands accelerate commerce sales and profitability.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Profitero
Profitero is a leading SaaS global ecommerce intelligence platform helping brands accelerate commerce sales and profitability.
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$211
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closed 5/3/2022 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Profitero

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced the acquisition of Profitero, a leading SaaS global ecommerce intelligence platform helping brands accelerate commerce sales and profitability.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Profitero
Profitero is a leading SaaS global ecommerce intelligence platform helping brands accelerate commerce sales and profitability.
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closed 7/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Boomerang Agency

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, the third largest communications group in the world, has acquired Boomerang Agency, a creative agency in the Netherlands. Boomerang helps brands to be more human by sparking authentic conversations between companies and people. Their team consists of creatives, producers, filmmakers, copywriters, and more.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Boomerang Agency
Boomerang Agency is a creative agency in the Netherlands that specializes in connecting brands and people. Boomerang helps brands to be more human by sparking authentic conversations between companies and people. Their team consists of creatives, producers, filmmakers, copywriters, and more.
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closed 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Taylor Herring

synopsis: Taylor Herring, now joins Publicis’ UK Influence Practice, alongside the larger PR network MSL and ESG specialist Salter Baxter. Taylor Herring is an award-winning, PR, Social Media and Influencer creative agency that delivers solid business outcomes for its consumer brands through smart thinking, creativity and innovation.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Taylor Herring
UK-based, Taylor Herring is an award-winning, PR, Social Media and Influencer creative agency that delivers solid business outcomes for its consumer brands through smart thinking, creativity and innovation.
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closed 3/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Balance Internet

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, the third largest communications group in the world, has acquired Balance Internet, an Australian digital commerce agency. Balance specialises in designing, developing and supporting high performing eCommerce solutions using Magento's open source platform.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Balance Internet
Balance Internet is an Australian digital commerce agency. Balance specialises in designing, developing and supporting high performing eCommerce solutions using Magento's open source platform. The agency partners with organisations to digitally transform and streamline their business processes.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired The Octopus Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe UK has acquired B2B marketing specialist agency Octopus Group to boost its B2B capabilities. London-based Octopus has evolved over recent years from a technology PR specialist to a digital and creative agency within the B2B sector.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: The Octopus Group
Octopus Group is a London-based B2B marketing specialist agency. Octopus has evolved over recent years from a technology PR specialist to a digital and creative agency within the B2B sector, with clients including Siemens, Adobe, Logitech, Smartsheet and ACI Worldwide.
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closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Affinity ID

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has acquired Affinity ID, New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Affinity ID
Affinity ID is New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Rauxa

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced its acquisition of Rauxa, an independent, full-service marketing agency. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Rauxa
Rauxa is the full-service agency that is rooted in data, enabled by technology, inspired to create and orchestrated to perform for Verizon, Alaska Airlines, Vans and more than 20 other brands. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
price ($mm)
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$70
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired McCready Bale Media Limited

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired McCready Bale Media (MBM), New Zealand’s largest full-service media agency. MBM specializes in digital media and works across all media channels. MBM delivers award winning communication solutions through the power of media and technology.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: McCready Bale Media Limited
McCready Bale Media (MBM) is New Zealand’s largest independent, full-service media agency. MBM specializes in digital media and works across all media channels. MBM delivers award winning communication solutions through the power of media and technology.
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announced 4/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Epsilon

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, is to acquire Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing innovator, from Alliance Data. Epsilson provides unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights and world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
price ($mm)
$4,400
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$1,900
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closed 2/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Soft Computing

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired Soft Computing, a leading consultancy and service provider in data sciences and digital technologies applied to marketing and customer experience. They are based in Paris, France.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Soft Computing (ENXTPA:SFT:$53.14)
Soft Computing is a leading consultancy and service provider in data sciences and digital technologies applied to marketing and customer experience. They are based in Paris, France.
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$52
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$3
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announced 10/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Xebia France will be merged with Publicis.Sapient,

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

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Kindred Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has announced the acquisition of Kindred Group, the largest, independent digital communications group in Czech Republic.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Kindred Group
Kindred Group is the largest, independent digital communications group in Czech Republic. Kindred Group was founded in 2013 as a collective of independent specialized agencies that includes digital agencies Nydrle and Inspiro; and media agencies Red Media and Go.Direct.
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closed 8/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired One Digital

synopsis: Publicis Communications, Publicis Groupe's creative hub, has announced the acquisition of One Digital, a data-driven agency focused on business performance and creativity based in São Paulo.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: One Digital
One Digital is a data-driven agency focused on business performance and creativity based in São Paulo. Founded in 2003, One Digital has 64 employees and works with international and Brazilian brands.
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closed 7/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Publicis Health, acquired Payer Sciences

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

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired Ecosys OOH, India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH helps brands to connect with consumers by using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd
Ecosys OOH is India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH enable brands to exploit the opportunities in the consumer ecosystem digitally to connect with the consumer using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Publicis Health, acquired PlowShare Group

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

Prodigious UK Limited, acquired The Harbor Picture Company Inc.

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

MSLGroup, acquired The Herd Agency

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

MSLGroup, acquired North Strategic

synopsis: Publicis Groupe's MSLGROUP announced that it has acquired North Strategic, an independent public relations firms in Canada. The acquisition includes Notch Video, North Strategic's online video marketplace. Both firms will retain their names and will work separately but seamlessly alongside MSLGROUP and Publicis Communications operations.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. "
target: North Strategic
Since its founding in 2011, North Strategic is a communications agency that drives earned media programs for their clients. They bring mass media coverage, word-of-mouth and social media buzz together with brand strategy and storytelling to help propel their clients’ business forward.
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closed 5/11/2022 via BusinessWire

Candid, acquired Creature London

synopsis: International marketing and communications platform, Candid has acquired independent UK advertising agency, Creature. Creature produces ambitious campaigns that get talked about in the real world: in pubs, at the school gates and in living rooms up and down the country, and deliver real results for clients.
buyer: Candid
Candid are a marketing and communications platform organization headquartered in London and Amsterdam. Through their platform strategy and candid values, they are the first player that truly breaks down the silos in the industry. "
target: Creature London
Creature is a independent UK advertising agency based in London that produces ambitious campaigns that get talked about in the real world: in pubs, at the school gates and in living rooms up and down the country, and deliver real results for clients.
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announced 5/2/2022 via PR Newswire

Demonstrate, will acquire Deutsch Design Works

synopsis: Demonstrate, a leading minority owned, full-service marketing and communications agency, will acquire Deutsch Design Works (DDW), an award-winning branding and design agency. DDW provides a broad array of strategic, design and integrated marketing services to help brands tell compelling stories that build their business on a human level.
buyer: Demonstrate
Demonstrate is an independently owned full-service marketing and communications agency. Demonstrate helps clients navigate the current cultural landscape and align their initiatives with relevant trends. They provide services for brand development, PR, social media, content, experiential, and more. "
target: Deutsch Design Works
Deutsch Design Works (DDW) is an award-winning branding and design agency. DDW provides a broad array of strategic, design and integrated marketing services to help brands tell compelling stories that build their business on a human level.
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closed 4/25/2022 via PR Newswire

JDA Worldwide, acquired The KAIROS Company

synopsis: JDA Worldwide, a full-service marketing agency serving consumer brands, impactful non-profit organizations, and fast-growing companies since 2003, announced the acquisition of Glendale, California-based public relations and strategic communications firm, The KAIROS Company.
buyer: JDA Worldwide
JDA Worldwide is a full-service marketing agency specializing in brand, media, and creative for emerging and extraordinary brands. Headquartered in Indianapolis, JDA is a regular member of the Inc. 500|5000 for fastest-growing companies in the United States. "
target: The KAIROS Company
The KAIROS Company is the go-to strategic and personal counselor for leaders and organizations who wish to sharpen their public image for audiences of all shapes and sizes. The KAIROS Company services cover strategy, public relations, communications, advertising, and consulting.
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closed 3/28/2022 via Company Press Release

Jungle21, S.A., acquired Pink

synopsis: Madrid-based Jungle21 (J21) has acquired Pink, a Spanish creative boutique. Founded in 2016, PINK has offices in Spain and Italy and has developed creative projects for companies such as Direct Line, Škoda, Verti, Beam Suntory, Mapfre, DYC, García Baquero, Chicco, Control, Poltronesofa or Alce Nero.
buyer: Jungle21, S.A.
Based in Madrid, Jungle21 is an ecosystem of creative companies. With its people-centric model, Jungle21 creates unique specialized solutions around its client’s business challenges by applying creativity across the entire company experience. "
target: Pink
Based in Spain, PINK is a strategic and creative firm dedicated to the creative transformation of business and whose purpose is the creation of value. Since its inception, PINK develops key strategic and creative international projects.
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closed 3/16/2022 via PR Newswire

Gemini XIII, acquired The Infinite Agency

synopsis: Gemini XIII, the podcasting and radio industries' new home for premium audio content, production and marketing services, has acquired The Infinite Agency, a full-service digital advertising agency based in Dallas, TX. The Infinite Agency builds meaningful connections between brands, people, and culture in the social, digital, and physical world.
buyer: Gemini XIII
Gemini XIII serves the audio industry with premium content, production, and marketing services for podcasting and radio. Gemini XIII is the podcasting and radio industries' new home for premium audio content, production and marketing services. "
target: The Infinite Agency
The Infinite Agency is a full-service digital advertising agency based in Dallas, TX. Founded by Jonathan Ogle, it creates the future of brands using data driven strategies, influencer marketing, modern video and audio production, social content creation, digital marketing, and creative thinking.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/10/2022 via BNC Analysis

Lyko Group AB, acquired Honesty AB

synopsis: Lyko has acquired the advertising agency Honesty with the goal is to create Sweden’s best in-house agency. Under the e-merchant’s flag, this agency will be called Lyko Studio. Honesty, based in Stockholm, is an agency that builds powerfully minimalistic brand platforms and atomic communication concepts to propel brands into the future.
buyer: Lyko Group AB (OM:LYKO A:$224.40)
Based in Sweden, Lyko is the hair and beauty specialist who strives to have the best customer experience and the widest product range. Lyko wants to capture the feeling that beauty is playful, wonderful and something individual. Lyko offers over 55,000 products from more than 1,000 brands. "
target: Honesty AB
Honesty, based in Stockholm, is an agency that builds powerfully minimalistic brand platforms and atomic communication concepts to propel brands into the future. It was founded in 2009 by Walter Naeslund and Julia Anjou.
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closed 2/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Engine Group (Australia), acquired Engine Group (Australia)

synopsis: Tim Weger, a managing director of Engine Group, has acquired the company from Brent Jarvis, the company's founder. Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR.
buyer: Engine Group (Australia)
Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR. "
target: Engine Group (Australia)
Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Dynata, acquired Ameritest

synopsis: Dynata has acquired Ameritest, a brand and advertising research consultancy. The acquisition strengthens Dynata's advertising solutions offerings within the Dynata Platform, adding key creative testing capabilities to help clients measure the effectiveness of their messages to create engaging creative for better communication and higher ROI.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the world's largest first-party data and insights platform. With a reach of over 62 million consumers and business professionals globally, and an extensive library of individual profile attributes collected through surveys, Dynata is the cornerstone for precise, trustworthy quality data. "
target: Ameritest
Ameritest is a high-end brand and advertising research consultancy. Through an integrated system of research methodologies, Ameritest helps clients grow their brand image, optimize their ad executions, and improve the effectiveness of their advertising over time.
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closed 11/17/2021 via BusinessWire

MoneyLion, acquired Malka

synopsis: MoneyLion Inc., an award-winning, data-driven, digital financial platform, announced that it has acquired MALKA Media Group LLC, a rapidly growing creator network and content platform.
buyer: MoneyLion (ML:$130.75)
MoneyLion is a mobile banking and financial membership platform that empowers people to take control of their finances. Since its launch in 2013, MoneyLion has earned its members' trust by building a full-service digital platform to deliver mobile banking, lending, and investment solutions. "
target: Malka
MALKA Media is a rapidly growing creator network and content platform. They are a category leader and innovator in the fastest growing digital media and content sectors across entertainment, sports, gaming, live streaming, and brand storytelling.
price ($mm)
$40
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closed 11/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Maverick Creative

synopsis: Global independent marketing and communications firm, FINN Partners, has acquired Maverick Creative, a creative communications agency specializing in modern storytelling for travel and lifestyle clients. Maverick will retain its current branding and operations while expanding its presence to the UK.
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: Maverick Creative
Maverick Creative is a creative communications agency specializing in modern storytelling for travel and lifestyle clients. Maverick Creative combines razor-sharp awareness of industry trends and a tight embrace of contemporary storytelling to grab media and consumers alike.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Finn Partners, acquired Anthology Marketing Group

synopsis: FINN Partners, a global marketing and communications firm, announced that it plans to acquire Honolulu-based Anthology Marketing Group. Anthology is a marketing communications company with offices in Seattle, Honolulu, San Francisco, and Guam.
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: Anthology Marketing Group
Anthology is a marketing communications company with offices in Seattle, Honolulu, San Francisco, and Guam. They provide services in public relations, social media, brand, advertising, information design, digital, mobile, media strategy, research, and analytics.
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closed 10/6/2021 via BusinessWire

SourceCode Communications LLC, acquired Strike 2

synopsis: SourceCode Communications, a New York-based technology and innovation communications agency, announced it acquired Chicago-based integrated creative agency, Strike 2. Founded in 2019, they provide a robust offering of creative and digital services for a wide range of clients—from startups to Fortune 100s.
buyer: SourceCode Communications LLC
SourceCode Communications is a New York-based technology and innovation communications agency. They offer services in strategy, social media, influencer relations, crisis communications, analytics, and more. "
target: Strike 2
Strike 2 is a Chicago-based integrated creative agency. Founded in 2019, they provide a robust offering of creative and digital services for a wide range of clients—from startups to Fortune 100s.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Brandfire Marketing merged with OKD Marketing,

synopsis: OKD Marketing has announced its merger with Brandfire Marketing, becoming Evolve Agency Group. Brandfire is a mid-size, full-service marketing agency located in Markham, ON and OKD Marketing is an independent, full-service marketing and communications agency also based in Canada.
buyer: OKD Marketing
OKD Marketing is an independent, full-service marketing and communications agency in Canada. ODK Marketing is a one stop shop for all marketing needs. They offer marketing services in all categories, including strategy, media, creative, social, digital, promotional, event, and branding. "
target: Brandfire Marketing
Brandfire is a mid-size, full-service marketing agency located in Markham, ON which specializes in brand planning & development, advertising, digital & social, and shopper marketing.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

LLYC, acquired BESO Holding

synopsis: LLYC takes another step forward in its growth strategy with the acquisition of 75% of the Mexican agency BESO. BESO is a creative data-predictive agency, the successful project of its two founding partners – José Beker and Federico Isuani – who will continue to hold a stake and lead the company’s business. 
buyer: LLYC (BME:LLYC:$52.35)
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices. "
target: BESO Holding
BESO was founded in 2014 based on the collaboration of the two agencies of its founders – Beker and Socialand. Mexico-based BESO is a creative data-predictive agency that has revolutionized advertising by placing technology and data at the very heart of the creative and strategic process.
price ($mm)
$8.40*
rev ($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.
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closed 8/26/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Azerion BV, acquired Keymobile

synopsis: Dutch digital gaming and monetization technology firm Azerion has acquired Keymobile, a provider of mobile advertising services to serve both advertisers and media agencies. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
buyer: Azerion BV (ENXTAM:AZRN:$0.00)
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present. "
target: Keymobile
Keymobile is a provider of mobile advertising services to serve both advertisers and media agencies. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/27/2021 via PR Newswire

Abstrakt Marketing Group, acquired Sapper Consulting

synopsis: Abstrakt Marketing Group, a full-service lead generation company, has acquired Sapper Consulting, a provider of industry-leading email marketing solutions. The combination will enable Abstrakt to offer comprehensive integrated marketing services to more than 1,700 clients in all 50 U.S. states.
buyer: Abstrakt Marketing Group
Abstrakt Marketing Group is a business growth agency serving over 800 clients nationwide. With 350+ employees, Abstrakt has grown rapidly since its founding in 2009. Abstrakt is a full-service lead generation company, offering both inbound and outbound solutions for their client partners. "
target: Sapper Consulting
Sapper Consulting is an advertising and marketing firm that provides innovative lead generation services for small businesses that help them save time and money. Sapper Consulting secures high-quality meetings with decision makers by combining precise targeting, creative email content, and big data.
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closed 7/23/2021 via PR Newswire

The Hatcher Group, Inc., acquired Horne Creative Group, Inc.

synopsis: The Hatcher Group, a full-service communications and marketing firm, has acquired the Horne Creative Group, a marketing and advertising agency. The acquisition combines the talents of two purpose-driven firms and expands the scope of services Hatcher can provide to its growing portfolio of government, nonprofit, and foundation clients.
buyer: The Hatcher Group, Inc.
The Hatcher Group is a full-service communications and marketing firm headquartered in the D.C. metropolitan area. For over 20 years, Hatcher has developed and executed effective communications strategies for mission-driven organizations. "
target: Horne Creative Group, Inc.
Horne Creative Group is a marketing and advertising agency that develops award-winning content. Horne maintains a full-time commitment to measuring results in disciplines as diverse as justice, retail, cybersecurity, health care, and recruitment across all media platforms and technologies.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Boomerang Agency

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, the third largest communications group in the world, has acquired Boomerang Agency, a creative agency in the Netherlands. Boomerang helps brands to be more human by sparking authentic conversations between companies and people. Their team consists of creatives, producers, filmmakers, copywriters, and more.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Boomerang Agency
Boomerang Agency is a creative agency in the Netherlands that specializes in connecting brands and people. Boomerang helps brands to be more human by sparking authentic conversations between companies and people. Their team consists of creatives, producers, filmmakers, copywriters, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc., acquired The Garfield Group, Inc.

synopsis: Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc. (BNO), an award-winning, woman-owned creative agency headquartered in Somerville, New Jersey, has acquired Garfield Group, a creative marketing and PR agency. The acquisition of Garfield adds 33 years of award-winning branding, digital, broadcast video, and public relations capability to BNO.
buyer: Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc.
Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc. (BNO) is a full-service creative agency that helps brands develop meaningful connections. BNO's services include creative, branding, digital, video, social, content, editorial, packaging & labeling, experiential, and search, media, and analytics. "
target parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
target: The Garfield Group, Inc.
The Garfield Group is a creative marketing and PR agency based in Old City, Philadelphia. Its services include strategy, branding, graphic design, broadcast & video, public relations, social, analytics, web and email design, marketing automation, media, Search Engine Optimization, and more.
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$497.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$63.39
EBIT ($mm)
$39.83
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2077
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brightcom Group
Brightcom Group
Brightcom Group consolidates Ad-tech, New Media and IoT based businesses across the globe, primarily in the digital eco-system. Clients include leading blue chip advertisers like Airtel, British Airways, Coca-Cola, Hyundai Motors, ICICI Bank, ITC, and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$438.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.53
EBIT ($mm)
$104.35
Net Income ($mm)
$78.41
Employees
463
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Ticker: DGIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform. DG connects over 11,000 global advertisers and agencies with their targeted audiences through an expansive network of over 6,000 television broadcast stations and over 11,500 web publishers in 75 countries.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$385.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.07
EBIT ($mm)
$52.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat is a leading Australian marketing services business. They partner with their clients to help them with the constant pressure of acquiring and servicing their customers, week-in, week-out. With media, digital and customer service capabilities, Salmat has the right solutions for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$333.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
3000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:LTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valtech SA
Valtech SA
Valtech, based in London, is a global business transformation agency delivering innovation with a purpose. The company enables clients to anticipate tomorrow’s trends and connect more directly with consumers across their digital and physical touchpoints while optimizing time-to-market and ROI.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$213.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.44
EBIT ($mm)
$11.55
Net Income ($mm)
$3.52
Employees
1604
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Ticker: TSE:6553
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SoldOut
SoldOut
SoldOut is a digital marketing company that works to increase the sales of small and medium-sized venture companies in Japan. They refine and pursue marketing techniques without compromise in order to contribute to the success of online businesses of small and medium-sized and venture companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$183.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.82
EBIT ($mm)
$6.72
Net Income ($mm)
$3.49
Employees
255
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Ticker: AIM:TMMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc is a national network of creative communications Agencies. The Group portfolio comprises integrated, multi-discipline, multi-sector Agencies, specialists in specific marketing/communications activities and specialists in particular market sectors.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$176.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.39
EBIT ($mm)
$6.61
Net Income ($mm)
$1.04
Employees
1000
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Ticker: DLGEF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Garage Inc.
Digital Garage produces innovative contexts for the age of the internet by combining three crucial technologies, namely Information Technology, Marketing Technology and Financial Technology. Their core competence is in the integration of the unique areas of specialization in these technologies.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$171.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.20
EBIT ($mm)
$18.65
Net Income ($mm)
$24.22
Employees
376
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Ticker: TSE:4324
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc. has a diverse client portfolio and enjoys solid buying power in all major mass media formats. Dentsu handles the advertising campaigns of many blue-chip companies, and major global clients have chosen the Company to act as a partner in the Japanese market.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$1,085,592.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$323,949.00
EBIT ($mm)
$249,073.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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: ENXTPA:PUB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publicis Groupe SA
Publicis Groupe SA
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. They offer the full range of services and skills: digital, traditional advertising, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media buying and strategy, and healthcare communications.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$11,738.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,383.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,528.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CHRM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc. is a leading advertising agency in China. It operates its business under three brands: Charm Advertising, Charm Interactive, and Shangxing Media. Charm offers integrated advertising agency services from planning and managing ad campaigns to creating and placing ads.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$183.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.00
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:TMMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc is a national network of creative communications Agencies. The Group portfolio comprises integrated, multi-discipline, multi-sector Agencies, specialists in specific marketing/communications activities and specialists in particular market sectors.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$176.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.39
EBIT ($mm)
$6.61
Net Income ($mm)
$1.04
Employees
1000
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Ticker: PTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying).
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
146
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Ticker: BME:MIO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mio Group
Mio Group
Mio Group is an independent Spanish company which has achieved rapid growth in just 9 years, managing to position itself as a leading marketing and advertising group. The group is made up of different companies highly specialized in different fields of marketing and advertising.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$50.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.22
EBIT ($mm)
$1.12
Net Income ($mm)
$0.69
Employees
97
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Ticker: YOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOC AG
YOC AG
With a portfolio of 300 titles, YOC has the largest digital advertising network in Europe specialized in smartphone and tablet audiences. Their network divides audiences into channels: Business & Finanace, News, Lifestyle, Sport, Entertainment, etc.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$27.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($15.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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Ticker: ALMNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobile Network Group
Mobile Network Group is the top listed mobile marketing, technology and advertising company in France. It is one of the leading independent mobile advertising networks in Europe, with 71 million unique visitors in Germany and Italy, and represents more than 100 premium content publishers in Europe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$12.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.11
EBIT ($mm)
($1.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59
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Ticker: NZSE:SNK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snakk Media
Snakk is a mobile media advertising company who are experts in engaging mobile consumers. Snakk Media help people, customers and partners spread messages that inspire people to act, through the new screens in our lives.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: BSE:509077
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pressman Advertising Ltd.
Pressman Advertising Ltd.
One of India’s leading advertising and public relations agencies, Pressman Advertising has wide capabilities and a substantial reputation built over four decades.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.49
EBIT ($mm)
$0.49
Net Income ($mm)
$0.61
Employees
26
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,038.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.84
EBIT ($mm)
$48.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11400
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Ticker: CCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, reaching people in more than 30 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,683.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$567.53
EBIT ($mm)
$258.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$1,867.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$836.83
EBIT ($mm)
$557.65
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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