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announced 9/2/2009 via Wall Street Journal

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Pour Tout Vous Dire

synopsis: French advertising company Publicis Groupe SA said it will buy Unilever's French customer relationship management, or CRM, program, Pour Tout Vous Dire. The acquisition is part of Publicis's digital strategy and aims to build a benchmark online CRM platform to help showcase Unilever brands and foster interaction with customers.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$12,693.26)
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 parent: Unilever N.V.
target: Pour Tout Vous Dire
Port Tout Vous Dire (for everything you say) is an online customer relationship management program. It is similar in nature to a content site, offering articles, tips and info on domestic categories from health and families to gardening and cooking.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Future plc, purchased Marie Claire U.S. from Groupe Marie Claire

synopsis: Marie Claire U.S., a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Marie Claire Album, has been sold to U.K.-based media company Future. Marie Claire is a French-British international monthly magazine that focuses on women around the world and several global issues.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$478.54)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller parent: The Hearst Corporation
seller: Groupe Marie Claire
Marie Claire is a French-British international monthly magazine first published in France in 1937, followed by the United Kingdom in 1941. Since then various editions are published in many countries and languages. The feature editions focuses on women around the world and several global issues.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

GEDI Gruppo Editoriale, acquired alfemminile

synopsis: GEDI Gruppo Editoriale, one of Italy's leading publishing groups, has acquired an 80% stake in alfemminile from Unify, the digital division of French media company TF1 Group. alfemminile is a leading digital media brand for women in Italy. Their editorials cover the topics of beauty & fashion, parenting and women empowerment.
buyer: GEDI Gruppo Editoriale
GEDI Gruppo Editoriale is one of Italy's leading publishing groups. GEDI operates in the press, radio, advertising, and digital sectors. The company publishes 12 newspapers and 8 magazines. They also operate 3 radio stations. Their brands include la Repubblica, La Stampa, l'Espresso, and more. "
target parent: TF1 Group
target: alfemminile
alfemminile is a leading digital media brand for women in Italy. alfemminile offers content dedicated to women, and provides practical and useful advice and information. Their editorials cover the topics of beauty & fashion, parenting and women empowerment.
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd., will acquire Candle inc.

synopsis: HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer, will acquire Candle inc. from Crooz, a Japanese mobile game provider. Candle is a Japanese company that operates websites related to curated media aimed at women. Candle's MARBLE website delivers daily information about various topics such as fashion, cooking, childcare, romance, and more.
buyer: HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd.
HACK JAPAN Holdings Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that manufactures and distributes technology products. HACK JAPAN's KB-BOX is a next-generation security device. The company also produces ultra fine bubble technologies that generate nano-sized bubbles. "
target parent: Crooz
target: Candle inc.
Candle inc. is a Japanese company that operates websites related to curated media aimed at women. Candle's MARBLE website delivers daily information about various topics such as fashion, makeup, cosmetics, hairstyle, cooking, childcare, romance, and entertainment.
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$1.89
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$2
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closed 4/27/2018 via BusinessWire

TF1 Group, acquired aufeminin Group

synopsis: Groupe aufeminin, a creator of communities for women, announced that it has been acquired by the TF1 group from the Axel Springer group, who owned a majority 78.07% stake. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
buyer: TF1 Group (ENXTPA:TFI:$2,585.65)
The TF1 Group is the leading private-sector television broadcaster in France, with five free-to-air channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI) and four pay-TV theme channels (TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaïa and Serieclub, the last of which is 50% owned). "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: aufeminin Group (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
aufeminin is a global media group present in over 20 countries in Europe, North Africa, North America and Latin America. Founded in 1999 to explore what a media group can do for women, the Group now includes iconic brands such as aufeminin, Marmiton, My Little Paris, Onmeda, Netmums, and more.
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$137
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$25
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15.0x
closed 1/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Will Packer Productions, acquired xoNecole

synopsis: Will Packer Productions, a production content company, announced the acquisition of xoNecole, a lifestyle site created for, urban millennial women. xoNecole’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, as well as empower, educate and inspire millennials through interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
buyer: Will Packer Productions
Will Packer Productions is a production content company focused on the New American Mainstream audience. In partnership with Discovery Communications and Universal Pictures, the company produces episodic scripted and unscripted series across television and digital platforms. "
target: xoNecole
xoNecole is a lifestyle site created by, and for, urban millennial women. xoNecole’s mission is to promote positive images of women of color, as well as empower, educate and inspire millennials through interviews, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, career and travel features.
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closed 12/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

REV Asia, purchased 3 Malaysian Content Portals from Dua Marhalah Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Leading Malaysia-based digital media group REV Asia, has acquired three popular Malay content portals, Siraplimau, Myresipi, and Kongsiresepi, from Dua Marhalah Sdn Bhd, a holding company for lifestyle portals. Siraplimau is a lifestyle portal for women. Myresipi and Kongsiresepi are platforms to share food and cooking tips.
buyer parent: Catcha Group
buyer: REV Asia (KLSE:REV:$0.00)
As one of Malaysia’s leading digital media groups, REV Asia owns and operates top authority brands with an extensive distribution platform that is able to reach a total reach of approximately 14 million people each month through the power of social media marketing and exceptional content. "
seller: Dua Marhalah Sdn Bhd
The acquisition includes the Malaysian websites Siraplimau, Myresipi, and Kongsiresepi. Siraplimau is a lifestyle portal where Malaysian women can discuss a variety of lifestyle and family issues. Myresipi and Kongsiresepi are platforms to share food and cooking tips.
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$0.59
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closed 10/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Time Inc., acquired HelloGiggles

synopsis: Time Inc., one of the world's leading media companies, announced its acquisition of HelloGiggles, a mobile and social-first millennial women's brand covering pop culture, relationships, beauty, fashion and other lifestyle categories from a positive point of view.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 140 million visitors each month, including over 60 websites. Their brands include People, Sports Illustrated and Time. "
target: HelloGiggles
HelloGiggles is an online community for women covering the latest in culture, female empowerment, relationships, friendship, careers, and news that matters most to young women’s lives. A platform for writers and artists to share, HelloGiggles welcomes reader contributions and publishes them daily.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Bauer Xcel Media, acquired beautyheaven

synopsis: Bauer Xcel Media, a subsidiary of Bauer Media Group, has acquired beautyheaven, the leading Australian enterprise in the beauty segment. beautyheaven provides a compelling mix of current beauty product information, industry news, tips from experts, shopping directories as well as options for advertising and obtaining product samples online.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Xcel Media
Founded in August 2014, Bauer Xcel Media focuses on growing Bauer Media Group USA's online brands and expanding its digital portfolio. Its digital assets include InTouchWeekly.com, LifeandStylemag.com and J-14.com, and more. "
target: beautyheaven
beautyheaven is the leading Australian enterprise in the beauty segment. The platforms of the beautyheaven Group provide a compelling mix of current product information, industry news, tips from experts, shopping directories as well as options for advertising and obtaining product samples.
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closed 8/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

SheKnows.com, acquired StyleCaster Media Group, LLC

synopsis: The fashion and lifestyle site StyleCaster has been acquired by the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based SheKnows Media. StyleCaster Media Group operates an online personal style discovery platform. It provides content on styled looks, fashion features, beauty news, clothes and accessories, events, and weather.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: SheKnows.com
SheKnows.com is the authoritative source for women ages 25-54 with exclusive articles and content on pregnancy, parenting, health, hobbies, entertainment, money, dating, beauty and celebrities - and also serves as the demographic/psychographic hub for a family of other female-centric web properties."
target: StyleCaster Media Group, LLC
StyleCaster Media Group, LLC operates an online personal style discovery platform. It provides content on styled looks, fashion features, beauty news, clothes and accessories, events, and weather.
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closed 2/8/2013 via Reuters

Batanga, acquired Bolsa de Mulher

synopsis: IdeiasNet SA announced that it concluded the disposal of a 100% stake held in Bolsa de Mulher SA to Batanga Media. Founded in 2000, Bolsa de Mulher is a multi-platform digital media company for women.
buyer parent: Batanga Media
buyer: Batanga
Batanga, the source for all things Latin music, is the leading media and entertainment company reaching Hispanics across the US. Key media platforms include: a top online Latin music and entertainment destination nationwide live events, and targeted Hispanic print publications. "
target parent: Ideiasnet S.A.
target: Bolsa de Mulher
Founded in 2000, Bolsa de Mulher is a multi-platform digital media company for women.
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$23
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closed 12/17/2012 via Market Wire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired SheKnows.com

synopsis: Great Hill Partners has acquired SheKnows.com, the fastest-growing women's property online with more than 41 million unique visitors per month. SheKnows.com boasts an extensive, rapidly-expanding library of premium content that runs the gamut of women's interests from entertainment and parenting, beauty and food, health and home, and more.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages more than $2.5 billion in capital to finance the expansion, recapitalization or acquisition of growth companies in a wide range of sectors within the business and consumer services, media, communications and software industries. "
target parent: Evolve Media Corp
target: SheKnows.com
SheKnows.com is the authoritative source for women ages 25-54 with exclusive articles and content on pregnancy, parenting, health, hobbies, entertainment, money, dating, beauty and celebrities - and also serves as the demographic/psychographic hub for a family of other female-centric web properties.
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closed 2/11/2011 via BusinessWire

BUZZMEDIA, Inc., acquired The Frisky

synopsis: BUZZMEDIA, the Web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher, has announced that it has acquired The Frisky from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.. Launched in 2008, and focused on entertainment news, celebrity, fashion and women’s lifestyle, The Frisky has struck a major chord with female audiences for its authentic voice and fierce sense of humor.
buyer: BUZZMEDIA, Inc.
BUZZMEDIA is the web’s fastest growing entertainment publisher reaching more than 75M monthly pop culture, music and entertainment enthusiasts worldwide. "
target parent: Time Warner, Inc.
target: The Frisky
TheFrisky.com is one of the largest women's interest and lifestyle sites in the country, offering irreverent, humorous and, above all, candid commentary on pop culture, celebrities, style, personal finance and entertainment news.
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closed 8/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Total Beauty Media, Inc., acquired Limelife, Inc.

synopsis: Total Beauty Media, Inc., a USVP-funded company, announced it has acquired LimeLife.com, the leading multi-platform female lifestyle and celebrity news site, which also features LimeLife's MySnaps™ social shopping service, all of which are available on the web and mobile.
buyer: Total Beauty Media, Inc.
Total Beauty Media, Inc., operates TotalBeauty.com, home of the largest database of independent, unbiased beauty product reviews for women. TotalBeauty.com features hundreds of thousands of user-generated reviews spanning more than 45,000 products, including most mass-market, salon and spa products."
target parent: Red Herring Communications
target: Limelife, Inc.
LimeLife is the leading multi-platform digital media company serving the women's market. Focused at the intersection of entertainment, community, and shopping, LimeLife is dedicated to creating fresh and smart experiences most relevant to 25- to 44-year-old savvy women.
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closed 8/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

MyGlamm, acquired POPxo

synopsis: MyGlamm, an Indian beauty brand, has acquired POPxo, India’s largest online community for millennial women to read, watch, shop and hangout. POPxo offers articles, videos and social media content in six languages. Their content covers fashion and beauty, weddings, sex, lifestyle, and entertainment.
buyer: MyGlamm
MyGlamm is an Indian beauty brand. MyGlamm sells a range of MyGlamm-branded beauty and make-up products such as body lotions, eye shadows, sheet masks, and lip colors. It retails the products both online and offline with over 2,000 point of sales across 50 cities in the country. "
target: POPxo
POPxo is India’s largest online community for millennial women to read, watch, shop and hangout. POPxo offers articles, videos and social media content in six languages. Their content covers fashion and beauty, weddings, sex, lifestyle, and entertainment.
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announced 12/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Attention Capital, will acquire Girlboss Media

synopsis: Attention Capital will acquire Girlboss, a leader in the women’s media space best known for the power of its community and its ability to connect and convene millennial women. The Girlboss media platform includes a digital professional network, an award-winning podcast network, and events including the bi-annual Girlboss Rally.
buyer: Attention Capital
Attention Capital buys, builds, and scales brands and technologies that are shaping the attention economy. The company targets media brands and technology platforms that properly measure and value attention and are positioned to exponentially benefit in a market correction of the attention economy. "
target: Girlboss Media
The Girlboss mission is to redefine success for millennial women by providing the connections, tools, and resources they need to advance. Girlboss is powered by a digital professional network—dubbed “the LinkedIn for women,” content, a podcast network, and experiential activations.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mawdoo3, acquired SuperMama

synopsis: The world’s biggest Arabic content platform, Mawdoo3, has acquired SuperMama, an online Arabian female and family portal that provides information about pregnancy and parenting for mothers. SuperMama is the number one destination for mothers in MENA and the team is composed mainly by women. They are based in Cairo, Egypt.
buyer: Mawdoo3
Mawdoo3.com is the leading online Arabic content platform that provides readers with premium content from trustworthy sources covering every subject which users are looking for, seeking to enrich the online culture for all Arabs around the world through the use of new and innovative technologies. "
target: SuperMama
SuperMama is an online Arabian female and family portal that provides information about pregnancy and parenting for mothers. SuperMama is the number one destination for mothers in MENA and the team is composed mainly by women. They are based in Cairo, Egypt.
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closed 3/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Ideon Media, acquired UrbanMoms

synopsis: In a move to dominate the Canadian mom digital space, Ideon Media has acquired UrbanMoms.ca, Canada’s largest online communities for moms featuring intelligent content written by some of this country’s top writers. Their goal is to inform and connect moms across the country on topics ranging from parenting to products to world events.
buyer: Ideon Media
Ideon Media is Canada's fastest growing digital ad network. Ideon Media offers a full range of custom digital solutions. The leading team of online advertising specialists maximize each and every client's investment. "
target: UrbanMoms
UrbanMoms has grown to become one of Canada’s largest online communities for moms featuring intelligent content written by some of this country’s top writers. Their goal is to inform and connect moms across the country on topics ranging from parenting to products to world events.
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announced 5/20/2020 via Market Watch

Bright Mountain Media, Inc., will acquire Wild Sky Media

synopsis: Bright Mountain Media has entered into a non-binding LOI to acquire all of the equity in CL Media Holdings LLC ("Wild Sky"). Wild Sky offers global reach through hyper-engaging content and multicultural audiences. WildSky's robust portfolio of parenting websites include Mom.com, CafeMom, LittleThings, Revelist, Babynamewizard.com, and MamasLatinas.
buyer: Bright Mountain Media, Inc. (OTCPK:BMTM:$7.00)
Bright Mountain Media is a digital media holding company whose primary focus is connecting brands with consumers as a full advertising services platform. Bright Mountain Media’s assets include an ad network, an ad exchange platform and 25 websites that provide content and services. "
target: Wild Sky Media
Wild Sky, headquartered in NYC with offices in Bangkok, offers global reach through hyper-engaging content and multicultural audiences. WildSky's robust portfolio of parenting websites include Mom.com, CafeMom, LittleThings, Revelist, Babynamewizard.com, and MamasLatinas.
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$19
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announced 10/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Group Nine Media Inc., will acquire PopSugar, Inc.

synopsis: Group Nine Media announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire POPSUGAR Inc., the leading digital lifestyle brand for women. The combination solidifies Group Nine’s position among the preeminent next-generation diversified digital media companies.
buyer: Group Nine Media Inc.
Group Nine’s mission is to tell great stories that spark action and make a real difference. As the #1 video publisher on mobile in the U.S., Group Nine's brands are built for the platforms where young people spend the majority of their time. "
target: PopSugar, Inc.
PopSugar, a San Francisco company, is a woman-focused publisher and lifestyle brand. PopSugar claims it reaches “one in two millennial women in the United States” through its brands, which range from a digital marketplace for workout videos, to a subscription box with makeup products.
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announced 9/2/2009 via Wall Street Journal

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Pour Tout Vous Dire

synopsis: French advertising company Publicis Groupe SA said it will buy Unilever's French customer relationship management, or CRM, program, Pour Tout Vous Dire. The acquisition is part of Publicis's digital strategy and aims to build a benchmark online CRM platform to help showcase Unilever brands and foster interaction with customers.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$12,693.26)
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 parent: Unilever N.V.
target: Pour Tout Vous Dire
Port Tout Vous Dire (for everything you say) is an online customer relationship management program. It is similar in nature to a content site, offering articles, tips and info on domestic categories from health and families to gardening and cooking.
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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:$12,693.26)
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:$12,693.26)
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:$12,693.26)
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:$12,693.26)
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:$12,693.26)
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:$12,693.26)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Rauxa
Rauxa is the full-service agency that is rooted in data, enabled by technology, inspired to create and orchestrated to perform for Verizon, Alaska Airlines, Vans and more than 20 other brands. They offer Brand Marketing, Content Marketing, CRM, Direct Response, Web Design and Development and more.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired McCready Bale Media Limited

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, has acquired McCready Bale Media (MBM), New Zealand’s largest full-service media agency. MBM specializes in digital media and works across all media channels. MBM delivers award winning communication solutions through the power of media and technology.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$12,693.26)
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:$12,693.26)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
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$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:$12,693.26)
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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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:$12,693.26)
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:$12,693.26)
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:$12,693.26)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Ecosys OOH Advertising Pvt. Ltd
Ecosys OOH is India's first digital out of home advertising agency. Ecosys OOH enable brands to exploit the opportunities in the consumer ecosystem digitally to connect with the consumer using emerging technologies to deliver more optimized, more engaging, and more targeted OOH campaigns.
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closed 11/13/2017 via PR Newswire

Publicis Health, acquired PlowShare Group

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

Prodigious UK Limited, acquired The Harbor Picture Company Inc.

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

MSLGroup, acquired The Herd Agency

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

MSLGroup, acquired North Strategic

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

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Digitouch Media Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and business transformation, has acquired Digitouch Media Group, an award-winning digital marketing company offering several next generation digital advertisment solutions. Digitouch is based in Istanbul, Turkey.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$12,693.26)
Publicis Groupe is one of the world's leading communications groups, present in 108 countries. They offer the full range of services and skills: digital, traditional advertising, public affairs, corporate communications and events, media buying and strategy, and healthcare communications. "
target: Digitouch Media Group
Founded in 2008, the Digitouch Media Group is an award-winning digital marketing company offering several next generation digital advertisment solutions. They are based in Istanbul, Turkey.
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closed 6/15/2016 via Company Press Release

MSLGroup, acquired Have Faith in Your Brand

synopsis: MSLGROUP has announced the acquisition of the China-based cause marketing consultancy, Have Faith in Your Brand. Have Faith in Your Brand is China’s only PR and cause marketing specialized consultancy.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe's strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. "
target: Have Faith in Your Brand
Have Faith in Your Brand is China’s only PR and cause marketing specialized consultancy. It has delivered integrated marketing communications campaigns for multinationals and NGOs in corporate citizenship, strategic philanthropy and issues management for clients.
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closed 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.
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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:$12,693.26)
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 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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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mogae Media PVT. Ltd., acquired Rediffusion

synopsis: Mogae Media, a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India, has acquired Rediffusion, India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
buyer: Mogae Media PVT. Ltd.
Mogae Media is a leading provider of integrated mobile marketing services in India. Mogae reaches to over 80% of India’s mobile subscriber base, from Uber customers in leading metros to the smallest and remotest village across rural India. "
target: Rediffusion
Rediffusion is India’s largest, independent full-service advertising agency. Rediffusion builds effective advertising campaigns for leading brands in various industries. They offer brand advisory, creative content development, and digital design services.
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closed 5/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Riester Corporation, acquired Moses Inc.

synopsis: RIESTER, a full-service digital marketing and advertising company, has acquired Moses Inc., a full-service creative and marketing services agency. Moses produces effective marketing campaigns that deliver outstanding results to their clients. They offer services for branding, creative, digital, social media, public relations, and more.
buyer: Riester Corporation
RIESTER is a full-service digital marketing, advertising and public relations firm providing a complete range of integrated services in brand planning, web and mobile marketing, advertising, media planning and buying, social media and public relations. "
target: Moses Inc.
Moses is a full-service creative and marketing services agency. Moses produces effective marketing campaigns that deliver outstanding results to their clients. They offer services for branding, creative, digital, social media, public relations, and more.
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closed 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Noisy Beast Pty Ltd, acquired Noisy Beast Pty Ltd

synopsis: Less than three years after it announced that it had been wholly acquired by Swisse Wellness, integrated agency Noisy Beast has completed a management buyout from the H&H Group (owners of Swisse and Biostime in Australia) to become fully independent. Noisy Beast is a global, full service advertising agency that gives brands bigger voices.
buyer: Noisy Beast Pty Ltd
Noisy Beast is a global, full service advertising agency that gives brands bigger voices. They develop and execute unique strategies across digital, creative and media that stand out. "
target parent: H&H Group
target: Noisy Beast Pty Ltd
Noisy Beast is a global, full service advertising agency that gives brands bigger voices. They develop and execute unique strategies across digital, creative and media that stand out.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired BLKJ

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

Havas, acquired Inbar Merhav G

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

Innovatus Capital Partners, acquired VSA Partners

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

Integrate Agency LLC, acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group

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

Mortierbrigade merged with Onlyhumans,

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

MediaMonks B.V., acquired Decoded Advertising

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

The Shipyard, will acquire Mering

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

Sean Joyce, acquired Snakk Media

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

Hero Corporation Pty Ltd, acquired B.B.E

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

Havas, acquired Camp + King

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

Paprika Global Pte Ltd merged with Huntington Communications,

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

Enigma Communication, acquired Disciple Pty Ltd

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

modop, acquired Sage Agency

synopsis: Mod Op, a marketing communications agency with offices across the U.S. and an office in Latin America, has acquired Kansas City-based integrated marketing communications firm Sage Communications. The acquisition expands the agency’s geographical presence in the Midwest while also adding a new Fortune 100 client.
buyer: modop
Mod Op is a full-service agency focused on using the right methods to help its clients capitalize on their opportunities. Mod Op services for both B2C and B2B markets include brand strategy, advertising, digital marketing, and public relations. "
target: Sage Agency
Sage is a creative marketing agency specializing in branding, strategy, advertising, PR, social media, events, and messaging. Sage is is a women-owned business and holds a Women’s Business Enterprise certificate in Missouri, Kansas City, and from the Women’s Business Exchange National Council.
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Digital Avenue S.A.
Digital Avenue S.A.
Digital Avenue is a publisher of the largest Polish website for sharing photos - Fotosik.pl, Styl.fm - one of the leaders in the segment of women's websites about fashion and beauty brings together innovative internet and mobile projects around which virtual communities are built.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,171.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,956.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$945.40
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
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,693.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,187.32
EBIT ($mm)
$1,723.73
Net Income ($mm)
$677.73
Employees
74229
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,737.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,481.52
EBIT ($mm)
$645.53
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66400
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Ticker: CHRM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc. is a leading advertising agency in China. It operates its business under three brands: Charm Advertising, Charm Interactive, and Shangxing Media. Charm offers integrated advertising agency services from planning and managing ad campaigns to creating and placing ads.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$183.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.00
Employees
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Ticker: PTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying).
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
146
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Ticker: YOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOC AG
YOC AG
With a portfolio of 300 titles, YOC has the largest digital advertising network in Europe specialized in smartphone and tablet audiences. Their network divides audiences into channels: Business & Finanace, News, Lifestyle, Sport, Entertainment, etc.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$27.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($15.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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Ticker: ALMNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobile Network Group
Mobile Network Group is the top listed mobile marketing, technology and advertising company in France. It is one of the leading independent mobile advertising networks in Europe, with 71 million unique visitors in Germany and Italy, and represents more than 100 premium content publishers in Europe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$12.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.11
EBIT ($mm)
($1.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59
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Ticker: NZSE:SNK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Snakk Media
Snakk is a mobile media advertising company who are experts in engaging mobile consumers. Snakk Media help people, customers and partners spread messages that inspire people to act, through the new screens in our lives.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$3,038.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.84
EBIT ($mm)
$48.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11400
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Ticker: CCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc.
Clear Channel Outdoor is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, reaching people in more than 30 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,683.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$567.53
EBIT ($mm)
$258.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5900
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,650.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$709.29
EBIT ($mm)
$479.37
Net Income ($mm)
$341.43
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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