Like Team Enterprises

closed 3/8/2010 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Team Enterprises

synopsis: MDC Partners announced that they have acquired a majority interest in TEAM Enterprises. TEAM is one of the nations largest and most successful experiential marketing firms. They specialize in Spectacle Events, National Sales & Marketing Program Execution, Social Media and Data Capture.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,485.26)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic and performance marketing solutions and services to multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America. "
target: Team Enterprises
Team Enterprises is one of the nations largest and most successful experiential marketing firms. The firm services Fortune 100 clients and produces immersive, interactive brand experiences that physically engage, and influence consumers where they live, work and play.
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closed 2/9/2011 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Anomaly

synopsis: MDC Partners has announced that it has acquired a majority partnership stake in Anomaly. Anomaly is a new-model, multi-disciplinary marketing communications firm. Its blue chip client roster includes Nike Inc's Converse, Umbro & Cole Haan, Budweiser, Sony, P&G, Pepsi, Motorola and Diageo.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,485.26)
MDC Partners utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean. "
target: Anomaly
Anomaly is a new-model, multidisciplinary marketing communications firm with offices in New York City and London. Its blue chip client roster includes Nike Inc's Converse, Umbro & Cole Haan, Budweiser, Sony, P&G, Pepsi, Motorola and Diageo.
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$11*
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closed 2/2/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Peppercom, Inc., acquired H2O Associates LLC

synopsis: Peppercom, a strategic communications firm, has announced its acquisition of H2O Associates, a leading interactive and creative services agency. The acquisition significantly expands Peppercom’s interactive and creative service offerings and positions the firm as an integrated communications solutions provider.
buyer: Peppercom, Inc.
Peppercom, Inc. is a strategic communications firm headquartered in New York, with offices in San Francisco and London, which focuses on understanding the business of a client's business. "
target: H2O Associates LLC
H2O Associates is a leading interactive and creative services agency. The award-winning firm’s eight professionals serve a variety of clients in the business-to-business and business-to-consumer sectors. Specific expertise includes: publishing, health care, financial services and consumer products.
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closed 12/23/2009 via PR Newswire

Mill Road Capital, acquired Cossette Communication Group Inc.

synopsis: Cossette Inc. is pleased to announce that the proposed amalgamationof Cossette with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mill Road Capital Inc., was completed. The amalgamated company will continue as the Cossette brand with its head office remaining in Quebec City.
buyer: Mill Road Capital
Mill Road Capital is a Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment firm formed by a core group of former professionals from The Blackstone Group. Mill Road focuses exclusively on investing in outstanding small publicly-traded companies. "
target: Cossette Communication Group Inc.
Cossette Communication Group Inc. offers a full range of leading-edge communication services to clients of all sizes, including some of the most prestigious brands in the world. Cossette also offers Convergent Communications, a unique working method that brings added value to the client.
price ($mm)[EV]
$129 [$122]
rev ($mm)
$207
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
7.0x
closed 8/12/2009 via PR Newswire

Reynardus & Moya Advertising merged with MGSCOMM,

synopsis: MGSCOMM continues a winning streak with its merger with New York-based Reynardus & Moya. Estimated combined billings for MGS Advertising, a member of MGSCOMM Group of Companies, will now exceed $100 million, creating one of the largest, independent, minority-owned communications firms in the U.S.
buyer: MGSCOMM
MGSCOMM is a full-service media communications company. MGSCOMM provides strategic planning, media planning/buying, public relations, interactive and web development. "
target: Reynardus & Moya Advertising
Reynardus & Moya Advertising is a marketing and communications agency. The agency provides marketing consulting, strategic planning and research, creative development, production and testing, and relationship marketing solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
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0.0x
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closed 5/31/2007 via Company Press Release

Nautic Partners, LLC, acquired Respond2 Communications Inc

synopsis: Nautic Partners, LLC, a private equity firm with more than $2.3 billion of capital under management, has acquired Respond2 Communications, Inc., in partnership with Respond2 management. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Respond2 is the largest independently owned full-service direct response advertising agency in the United States.
buyer: Nautic Partners, LLC
Nautic Partners is a middle-market private equity firm with over $1.8 billion of equity capital under management. We have completed more than 100 investments and delivered successful results to our limited partners over three decades. "
target parent: Lake Capital
target: Respond2 Communications Inc
Respond2 Communications, Inc. is the largest independently owned full-service direct response television agency. Respond2 Communications offers clients unparalleled service, support and technology.
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closed 6/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Vertis, Inc., acquired USA Direct, Inc.

synopsis: Vertis today announced the acquisition of USA Direct, Inc., a full-service provider of innovative direct marketing services, based in York, Pennsylvania.
buyer: Vertis, Inc.
Vertis Communications is a premier provider of print advertising and direct marketing solutions to America’s leading retail and consumer services companies. Vertis Communications has been recognized as one of Fortune magazine's "Most Admired Companies" in advertising and marketing. "
target: USA Direct, Inc.
It is the mission of USA Direct, Inc.© to lead the direct marketing industry as an innovative and trusted manufacturer of high quality direct mail.
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closed 1/27/2005 via BusinessWire

Traffix, Inc., acquired Hot Rocket Marketing Inc.

synopsis: Traffix, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRFX), a leading on-line marketing company, today announced that it has acquired Hot Rocket Marketing Inc., a privately held on-line media and marketing agency based in New York.
buyer: Traffix, Inc. (TRFX:$0.00)
Traffix, Inc. is a premier interactive media company that develops its own content and builds communities tailored to consumers' specific interests and lifestyles. Its full solution marketing services group delivers media, analytics and results to third parties through its four business groups. "
target: Hot Rocket Marketing Inc.
Hot Rocket is a full-service online marketing agency, helping advertisers, publishers, brokers and agencies achieve their goals.
price ($mm)
$3.53
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closed 1/3/2005 via BusinessWire

Viewpoint Corporation, acquired Unicast Communications Corporation

synopsis: Viewpoint Corporation, a leading provider of Internet graphics and delivery systems, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Unicast Communications Corporation, a recognized leader in rich media ad solutions.
buyer: Viewpoint Corporation (ENLV:$0.00)
Enliven Marketing Technologies Corporation is a leading Internet Marketing Technology Company, offering Internet marketing and online advertising solutions through a powerful combination of proprietary visualization technology, and a Premium Rich Media advertising platform. "
target: Unicast Communications Corporation
Unicast is an online advertising solutions provider, which provides a comprehensive Online Format Suite to over 1400 websites and network partners and 700 agency and advertiser customers. Unicast acts on behalf of both the buyers and sellers of online advertising, developing products and service en
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$4.66
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announced 10/27/2006 via BusinessWire

Aims Worldwide, LLC, will acquire Street Fighter Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: AIMS Worldwide, Inc. a vertically integrated marketing communications consultancy providing organizations with focused marketing solutions, announced the next stage in its expansion strategy with the acquisition of StreetFighter Marketing.
buyer: Aims Worldwide, LLC
AIMS Worldwide is a vertically integrated marketing communications consultancy providing organizations with focused marketing solutions at the lowest possible cost. "
target: Street Fighter Marketing, Inc.
A Street fighter learns how to market, promote and increase sales without spending money! Inc Magazine referred to the Street Fighting program as "Brains Over Bucks." Street fighting helps you discover clever, shrewd and guerrilla style tactics to get free and low cost advertising exposure.
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Ziff Davis B2B, acquired Revenu8 Inc

synopsis: Ziff Davis, a j2 Global Company, has completed the acquisition of Revenu8, an innovative media company, bringing news, views, and research-based, unbiased content to the MarTech, HRTech & IT space with its 3 flagship properties: MarTech Advisor, HR Technologist, and ReadITQuik respectively. Revenu8 joins Ziff Davis B2B, the B2B unit at Ziff Davis.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Ziff Davis B2B
Ziff Davis B2B is a leading provider of marketing and technology services for B2B media and lead generation in verticals across industries and geographies. Ziff Davis B2B is part of j2 Global’s Ziff Davis digital media division comprised of highly acclaimed websites. "
target: Revenu8 Inc
Revenu8 has established itself as an innovative media company, bringing news, views, and research-based, unbiased content to the MarTech, HRTech and IT space with its 3 flagship properties: MarTech Advisor, HR Technologist, and ReadITQuik respectively.
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closed 5/13/2016 via BusinessWire

mcgarrybowen, acquired Arrechedera y Clavero

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of Arrechedera y Claverol (AC), a leading independent full-service advertising agency in Mexico. AC will become part of global award-winning creative agency mcgarrybowen, further expanding the agency’s footprint in key creative hubs around the world.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mcgarrybowen
mcgarrybowen is a global, full-service, integrated marketing communications agency network headquartered in New York, with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, San Antonio, London, Shanghai, São Paulo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris. "
target: Arrechedera y Clavero
Arrechedera Claverol (AC) is an independent full-service advertising leading agency in Mexico, innovating the creation of branded content throughout digital and traditional media. It was founded in 2007 and was one of the first independent agencies in Mexico.
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announced 9/29/2011 via PR Newswire

Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd., will acquire Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Jingwei International Ltd ("Jingwei"), a leading provider of data-mining, interactive marketing and software services in China, announced that its subsidiary has entered into an Agreement to dispose of its legacy media business in Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd. to Mr. George Du, the CEO, President and Chairman of Jingwei.
buyer: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients. "
target parent: Jingwei International Limited
target: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients.
price ($mm)
$0.86
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announced 8/30/2011 via Market Wire

DG FastChannel, Inc., will acquire EyeWonder, LLC

synopsis: DG, a leading provider of digital media solutions and technology, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Limelight Networks, Inc.'s EyeWonder video and rich media advertising unit. EyeWonder is a leading provider of interactive digital advertising products and services, including online video and rich media solutions.
buyer: DG FastChannel, Inc. (DGIT:$385.72)
DG FastChannel (now known as DG) provides innovative, technology-based solutions to help advertisers and agencies work faster, smarter and more competitively. DG delivers the standard in digital media services to the advertising, broadcast and publishing industries. "
target parent: Limelight Networks
target: EyeWonder, LLC
EyeWonder is a leading provider of interactive digital advertising products and services, including online video and rich media solutions, serving Fortune 1000 companies and premium marketers around the globe.
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announced 8/19/2011 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, will acquire Rockfish Interactive Corporation

synopsis: WPP Digital, the digital arm of WPP, has agreed to acquire Rockfish Interactive Corp., one of the most highly acclaimed and fastest growing digital marketing agencies in the United States. Rockfish is a Digital Innovation Partner for brands such as Walmart, Sam's Club, Cisco, and Tyson Foods.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$19,110.33)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications. "
target: Rockfish Interactive Corporation
Rockfish Interactive is a Digital Innovation Partner for brands such as Walmart, Sam's Club, Cisco, and Tyson Foods. Rockfish provides digital solutions for their clients that are meaningful to their customers and measurable to their business.
price ($mm)
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$14
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closed 7/25/2011 via PR Newswire

Matomy Media Group, acquired Adperio

synopsis: Matomy Media Group announced the acquisition of Adperio, a leading online digital ad agency based in Denver, Colorado. With more than a decade of experience in online marketing, Adperio provides clients with unmatched expertise in email, social media and performance based marketing, combined with an unrivalled commitment to best practices.
buyer: Matomy Media Group (LSE:MTMY:$68.34)
Matomy Media Group provides a single, convenient gateway to effective digital advertising. It challenges the marketing functional silos status quo and enables advertisers and agencies to manage and optimize performance-based campaign driven by user engagement opportunities. "
target: Adperio
Adperio is an interactive marketing and advertising agency based in Denver. With more than a decade of experience in online marketing, Adperio provides clients with unmatched expertise in email, social media and performance based marketing, combined with an unrivalled commitment to best practices.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$50
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0.6x
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired DPZ

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced the acquisition of a majority stake in DPZ, one of Brazil's leading advertising agencies. Founded in 1968, DPZ is one of the largest independent advertising agencies in Brazil with approximately 230 employees. The agency is headquartered in São Paulo, with offices in Rio, Brasilia and Vitoria.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services. "
target: DPZ
Founded in 1968, DPZ is one of the largest independent advertising agencies in Brazil with approximately 230 employees. The agency is headquartered in São Paulo, with offices in Rio, Brasilia and Vitoria. DPZ's key clients include prominent international and local brands such as Coca Cola.
price ($mm)
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$58
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closed 7/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has taken a majority stake in its longterm affiliate Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett, one of the biggest and most distinguished creative advertising agencies in Switzerland. The agency provides the full range of advertising and communication services. Publicis Groupe previously had a minority (40%) stake in the agency.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services. "
target: Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett
Founded in 2002, Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett is a full-service advertising agency based in Zurich, Switzerland. The agency employs nearly 80 communications professionals and provides the full range of advertising and communication services, including below-the-line and digital services.
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closed 6/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Possible Worldwide, acquired Grïngo

synopsis: Possible Worldwide, a WPP Digital company, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Gringo, one of Brazil’s most innovative digital agencies. The deal expands Possible Worldwide’s global footprint, augmenting its strategic position in emerging markets such as China and India with the ability to execute large scale interactive initiatives.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Possible Worldwide
Possible Worldwide is a global agency that creates meaningful and measurable interactive marketing. The firm serves a broad range of Fortune 1000 clients, including AT&T, Barclay’s, Comcast, Dell, P&G, Nokia, Microsoft, Mazda and Starwood. "
target: Grïngo
Gringo is one of Brazil’s most innovative digital agencies, known for its work creating cutting-edge, brand experiences that bring consumers running (or clicking). The agency serves clients including Coca-Cola, Absolut Vodka, Microsoft and Itaú Unibanco, Brazil's largest bank.
price ($mm)
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$10
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closed 6/1/2011 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, acquired F.biz Ltda.

synopsis: WPP, the world’s largest communications services group, has acquired 70% of F.biz Ltda., the largest independent digital advertising agency in Brazil. The São Paulo based agency was founded in 1999 and has enjoyed annual growth rate of nearly 50% since then. It employs 200 people and services clients such as Unilever.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$19,110.33)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications. "
target: F.biz Ltda.
F.biz Ltda. is the largest independent digital advertising agency in Brazil. The agency employs 200 people and services clients such as Unilever, Campari, Vivo and NetShoes.
price ($mm)
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$19
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closed 3/8/2010 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Team Enterprises

synopsis: MDC Partners announced that they have acquired a majority interest in TEAM Enterprises. TEAM is one of the nations largest and most successful experiential marketing firms. They specialize in Spectacle Events, National Sales & Marketing Program Execution, Social Media and Data Capture.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,485.26)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic and performance marketing solutions and services to multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America. "
target: Team Enterprises
Team Enterprises is one of the nations largest and most successful experiential marketing firms. The firm services Fortune 100 clients and produces immersive, interactive brand experiences that physically engage, and influence consumers where they live, work and play.
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$11*
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closed 4/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Fluxx, acquired Albion Drive

synopsis: Fluxx, an innovation company that unlocks potential in organisations, has acquired Albion from Forsman & Bodenfors, a global creative agency. Albion is a full-service digital marketing agency in London. Albion is a creative transformation partner that works with their clients to co-design digital products and growth marketing systems.
buyer: Fluxx
Fluxx is an innovation company that unlocks potential in organisations, helping them to change and innovate at pace. Working alongside clients Fluxx co-create products, services and strategies, enabling them to transform and get ahead in the digital age. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: Albion Drive
Albion is a full-service digital marketing agency in London. Albion is a creative transformation partner that works with their clients and their teams to co-design the digital products and growth marketing systems that meet their short term commercial objectives and long term strategic goals.
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Instrument Marketing, Inc., acquired This Also

synopsis: Instrument, a digital brand and experience innovation company, has acquired This Also, a company that provides digital marketing services. Based in Brooklyn, they have helped clients like Google, Nike, Xbox, Spotify, Samsung, and Tumblr create new experiences for millions of users worldwide.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Instrument Marketing, Inc.
Instrument is a digital brand and experience innovation company in Portland, Oregon. This dynamic group of 175 creative technologists uses the power of design and technology to be agents of change for their ambitious clients. "
target: This Also
This Also, Inc. provides digital marketing services. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Brooklyn, New York. They have helped clients like Google, Nike, Xbox, Spotify, Samsung, and Tumblr create new experiences for millions of users worldwide.
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closed 9/11/2018 via BusinessWire

Allison+Partners, acquired OneChocolate Communications

synopsis: Allison+Partners, a fast-growing global communications firm, announced it has acquired OneChocolate Communications, an award-winning PR and digital agency. Founded in 1992, the agency has more than 40 employees in Europe and North America and a client roster that spans consumer, B2B and technology sectors.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: OneChocolate Communications
OneChocolate Communications is an award-winning PR and digital agency. Founded in 1992, the agency has more than 40 employees in Europe and North America and a client roster that spans consumer, B2B and technology sectors.
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closed 9/5/2018 via PR Newswire

KWT Global, acquired Holmes PR

synopsis: KWT Global, a global brand strategy agency that provides marketing and communications services, has acquired Holmes PR, a communications agency in Canada. Holmes PR helps brands build successful PR campaigns using traditional and new media. Their services include public relations, creative strategy development, social media marketing, and more.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: KWT Global
KWT Global is a global brand strategy agency that provides marketing and communications services. They synthesize the most impactful elements of PR, influencer engagement, social and digital media, and content marketing to help their clients identify and demonstrate their best 'selves.' "
target: Holmes PR
Holmes PR is a communications agency in Canada. Holmes PR helps brands build successful PR campaigns using traditional and new media. Their services include public/media relations, creative strategy development, social media marketing, video production, influencer engagement, and more.
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closed 4/2/2018 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Instrument Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: MDC Partners has acquired a 51% stake in Portland, Oregon-based digital agency Instrument. Founded in 2002, Instrument is one of the largest independent, digital brand and experience innovation companies in the U.S. Instrument's team of strategists, producers, designers, engineers and content creators helps drive businesses and engage consumers.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,485.26)
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment. "
target: Instrument Marketing, Inc.
Instrument is a digital brand and experience innovation company in Portland, Oregon. This dynamic group of 175 creative technologists uses the power of design and technology to be agents of change for their ambitious clients.
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announced 6/29/2016 via Wall Street Journal

MDC Partners, Inc., will acquire Forsman & Bodenfors

synopsis: MDC Partners Inc. said it has agreed to acquire Forsman & Bodenfors, a highly awarded creative agency based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Over the past few years, the agency has made waves in ad circles with some memorable advertising for companies such as Volvo AB, Procter & Gamble Co., and IKEA.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,485.26)
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment. "
target: Forsman & Bodenfors
When founded in Sweden 1986 Forsman & Bodenfors was a small independent agency with a vision to create world-class communication. 28 years later we are still independent, and ranked as one of the best agencies in the world.
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$33
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closed 6/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Allison+Partners, acquired Higher Ground Communications GbR

synopsis: Global PR firm Allison+Partners has joined other global networks in increasing their German presence with the acquisition of tech-focused Berlin and Munich agency Higher Ground Communications. Higher Ground Communications specializes in developing and implementing sustainable concepts for internal and external communications, as well as marketing.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: Higher Ground Communications GbR
Berlin and Munich-based Higher Ground Communications counsels companies whose products or services help define technical progress. They are specialized in developing and implementing sustainable concepts for internal and external communications, as well as marketing.
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closed 3/16/2016 via Company Press Release

Allison+Partners, acquired Focused Communications Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Allison+ Partners continues with the acquisition of Tokyo-based Focused Communications.The company specializes in technology, government, healthcare, public affairs, consumer marketing and corporate communications, and primarily serves B2B and B2C clients in technology, healthcare, consumer goods and government sectors.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: Focused Communications Co., Ltd.
Focused Communications is a communication consultancy providing strategic corporate public relations and consulting, risk management, branding, media relations, and other effective communications.
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closed 11/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

HL Group Partners LLC, acquired A Company

synopsis: HL Group, the New York-based strategic marketing and communications firm, has acquired Alice Ryan’s “A Company.” Founded in 1999, the NoHo-based A Company focuses on the luxury brand market for events and public relations. Some of its clients have included Asprey, Bergdorf Goodman, and Condé Nast Publications.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: HL Group Partners LLC
HL Group is a New York-based strategic marketing and communications firm. They offer their clients the highest level of marketing and communications services; from media relations and corporate communications strategies to flawless event execution. "
target: A Company
A Company is a public relations agency known for excelling in event coordination (concept development, production, and execution) and editorial relationships and placement, as well as international celebrity outreach and securement for events and ad campaigns.
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closed 6/1/2015 via BusinessWire

StarTek Inc., acquired ACCENT Marketing Services, LLC

synopsis: StarTek, Inc., a provider of business process outsourcing services, has completed the acquisition of Accent Marketing Services, L.L.C. from MDC Partners. Accent Marketing Services, L.L.C. is a business process outsourcing company providing contact center services and customer engagement solutions.
buyer: StarTek Inc. (SRT:$0.00)
StarTek, Inc. is a global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company dedicated to serving the needs of their clients. They help their clients manage the customer experience across the customer life cycle, resulting in enhanced customer retention and a higher return on customer investment. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: ACCENT Marketing Services, LLC
ACCENT is a business process outsourcing company providing contact center services and customer engagement solutions across six locations in the U.S. and Jamaica. ACCENT’s data-driven approach helps brands maximize their engagement with consumers and enables brands to influence behavior.
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$67
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
3.5x
closed 10/8/2014 via Company Press Release

Allison+Partners, acquired New Venture Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Allison+Partners, a global communications firm, has acquired New Venture Communications. The company specializes in strategic communications, content marketing, social media and public relations.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a global communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The firm is organized around seven practices: Consumer Marketing, Corporate, Global China Practice, Health + Wellness, Public Affairs, Social Impact and Technology + Digital Media. "
target: New Venture Communications, Inc.
New Venture Communications specializes in strategic communications, content marketing, social media and public relations for companies at critical inflection points in their growth. New Venture Communications’ seasoned team has worked with dozens of disruptive technology leaders.
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closed 8/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners, acquired Albion London

synopsis: Albion, a creative agency based in London, has just sold a 75 per cent stake to Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal & Partners (KBS+), a leading digitally integrated marketing communications firm headquartered in New York and Atlanta.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners
Kbs+ (kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners) is a global advertising agency headquartered in New York City. Kbs+ is the brand agency for an inventive world. They believe in the power of invention and the exponential ROI that results from creating true marketing firsts. "
target: Albion London
Albion is a creative agency based in London. They offer services including strategy, brand identity, advertising, performance marketing, web design, mobile apps, UX, product design, social media, and more.
price ($mm)
$42*
rev ($mm)
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closed 8/13/2014 via Yahoo, Inc.

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Hunter Public Relations, LLC

synopsis: MDC Partners Inc. announced that it has acquired a majority partnership interest in leading consumer public relations firm Hunter Public Relations. Hunter PR is a mid-size marketing communications firms in the country, with expertise in the food and beverage, wine and spirits, home and lifestyle, pet care, and health and beauty industries.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,485.26)
MDC Partners is a Business Transformation Organization that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients. "
target: Hunter Public Relations, LLC
Hunter Public Relations is an independently owned, consumer products public relations firm based in New York City. Hunter PR executes strategic public relations programs that build equity, increase engagement and drive measurable business results for branded consumer products and services.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/30/2014 via BusinessWire

Allison+Partners, acquired Frause

synopsis: Allison+Partners announced that it has acquired the clients and employees of Frause, one of the largest independent public relations firms in the Pacific Northwest. Long-time agency leader Bob Frause, APR, Fellow PRSA, is transitioning to an of counsel role for Allison+Partners. Allison+Partners welcomes the entire Frause Seattle/Portland team.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a global communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The firm is organized around seven practices: Consumer Marketing, Corporate, Global China Practice, Health + Wellness, Public Affairs, Social Impact and Technology + Digital Media. "
target: Frause
Frause is one of the largest independent public relations firms in the Pacific Northwest. Frause was founded in 1998 by Bob Frause with a vision to build an agency culture that allowed professionals to flourish in a collaborative environment where they could produce the best results for clients.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/5/2014 via PR Newswire

Crispin Porter & Bogusky, acquired The House Worldwide

synopsis: Crispin Porter + Bogusky, provider of advertising and branded creative content, announced that it has acquired London-based global communications network, The House Worldwide. The House Worldwide are known for their new model of open-source collaboration that combines a senior core group of account and planning teams.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Crispin Porter & Bogusky
Founded in Miami, Florida in 1988, Crispin Porter + Bogusky is a full-service, fully-integrated advertising agency. It operates as one global agency with seven locations: Boulder, Miami, Los Angeles, London, São Paulo and Gothenburg, Sweden with an additional CP+B Sweden office in Copenhagen. "
target: The House Worldwide
The House Worldwide is a London-based global communications network. They are known for their new model of open-source collaboration that combines a senior core group of account and planning teams with award-winning creative resources in Australia, China, Singapore and throughout Europe.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/1/2014 via Company Press Release

Unified Social, Inc., acquired awe.sm

synopsis: Unified, provider of award-winning marketing cloud technology, announced that it has acquired awe.sm, a social media measurement platform that supports attribution, conversion and social action tracking across all marketing channels.
buyer: Unified Social, Inc.
Unified Social is an award-winning enterprise marketing technology company for activating social audiences and impacting consumer actions. Unified's cloud-based Social Operating Platform generates and measures social amplification and ROI through paid and organic. "
target parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
target: awe.sm
awe.sm measures how social marketing leads to more signups, purchases, and other business goals that drive financial outcomes. Its customer base includes brands and developers in technology, media, and retail.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Allison & Partners, acquired Century PR

synopsis: Allison+Partners announced that it has finalized all legal proceedings in China to acquire the clients and employees of Century PR. Century PR is boutique PR agency with core strength in Corporate Communication and Technology practice.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison & Partners
Allison+Partners is a global communications firm driven by a collaborative approach to innovation and creativity. The firm is organized around seven practices: Consumer Marketing, Corporate, Global China Practice, Health + Wellness, Public Affairs, Social Impact, and Technology + Digital Media. "
target: Century PR
Century PR was established in 2010 by Jerry Zhu, Richard Zhang and Jackie Zhang with an emphasis on B2B and corporate communications for clients such as Honeywell, Reed, Happy Life and CITIC Group.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/8/2014 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Luntz Global

synopsis: MDC Partners Inc. announced that it has acquired a majority partnership interest in Luntz Global, one of the world's most renowned and respected language and messaging companies. Luntz Global creates customized language research projects for emergency communications management, employee relations, image management, brand building, and more.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,485.26)
MDC Partners is a Business Transformation Organization that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients. "
target: Luntz Global
Luntz Global is the nation's leading language consultancy. Luntz Global creates customized language research projects for emergency communications management, employee relations, image management, brand building, public relations, political relations, and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/20/2012 via New York Times

MDC Partners, Inc., will acquire TargetCast tcm, Inc.

synopsis: MDC Partners is acquiring a majority stake in TargetCast TCM, a New York media agency that has 110 employees who work on accounts with more than $600 million in billings from clients that include AMC, Expedia, Hotels.com, New York Life and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,485.26)
MDC Partners is a Business Transformation Organization that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients. "
target: TargetCast tcm, Inc.
TargetCast tcm is a leading independent media communications agency in the US, with billings over $500 million. Headquartered in New York, TargetCast tcm provides a portfolio of media services from research, strategy, planning and buying to optimization and analytics.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/5/2012 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired Dotbox, Inc.

synopsis: MDC Partners, Inc announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Dotbox, Inc., a New York-based full-service social commerce firm that has a client roster of premium fashion, affordable luxury and mass retail clients.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,485.26)
MDC Partners is a Business Transformation Organization that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients. "
target: Dotbox, Inc.
Dotbox, Inc. builds next-generation digital experiences at the intersection of ecommerce & social media. Its expertise is in merging content and commerce, with a social flair, and an onmi-channel perspective across high fashion, home, beauty and luxury.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Legacy Acquisition Corp., will acquire Blue Impact

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

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

synopsis: Briggs Advertising in Bath has become part of Portland-based marketing agency CD&M Communications. Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need.
buyer: CD&M Communications
CD&M Communications are a strategic and creative agency that helps clients change the way consumers think about their brands. They specialize in Consumer Advertising, Business Communications, Social Marketing, Branding Strategy, TV, Radio, Print, Web Design, Planning and Buying, PR and more. "
target: Briggs Advertising
Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need. They are based in Maine.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 8/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Chemistry, acquired Pinta USA LLC

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

ORB Limited, acquired Superdream Creative Limited

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

Buffalo Agency, acquired Rawle Murdy Associates Inc.

synopsis: Buffalo Agency, a fully-integrated marketing firm that is focused on golf, has acquired Rawle Murdy, a full-service integrated communications firm. Rawle Murdy combines strategic thinking, digital, brand communications and social connections to help businesses thrive. Their services include advertising, digital marketing, social media, PR and more.
buyer: Buffalo Agency
Buffalo Agency is a fully-integrated marketing firm that serves companies and organizations connected to the golf, sport and lifestyle markets globally. Buffalo creates and shares stories that amplify all the positive experiences the world of golf has to offer. "
target: Rawle Murdy Associates Inc.
Rawle Murdy is a full-service integrated communications firm. Rawle Murdy combines strategic thinking, digital, brand communications, and social connections to help businesses thrive. Their services include advertising and marketing, digital marketing, social media, public relations, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/17/2019 via PE Hub

LDC Limited, acquired MSQ Partners Limited

synopsis: LDC has acquired MSQ Partners, a marketing agency. MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target parent: NVM Private Equity Limited
target: MSQ Partners Limited
MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands. The group employs more than 600 people across 15 offices in the UK, Asia and USA.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
price ($mm)
$4,400
rev ($mm)
$1,900
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Calise Partners, acquired Imaginuity

synopsis: Calise Partners, an integrated marketing agency, has acquired Imaginuity, the integrated agency that delivers transformative results for its clients. Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey.
buyer: Calise Partners
Calise Partners is an integrated marketing agency. The agency’s powerful AdScience™ Data Management Platform maintains a single source of truth for clients’ data, allowing for unparalleled optimization of the marketing programs that are most effective in generating new customers. "
target: Imaginuity
Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey, including: brand experience, advertising, traditional and digital media buying, paid and organic search, social media, web development, UX, AI, data analytics and database marketing services.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Riester Corporation, acquired Santy Integrated, Inc.

synopsis: RIESTER, a full-service digital marketing, advertising and public relations firm, has acquired Santy Integrated Inc., an integrated marketing firm that serves as a dynamic force for emerging and challenger brands. Santy creates programs that ignite brand preference and lead to loyalty and top of mind awareness.
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: Santy Integrated, Inc.
Santy is an integrated marketing firm that serves as a dynamic force for emerging and challenger brands. Their efforts encourage an ongoing conversation with the customer that weaves the brand into their everyday lives by engaging them where they live, work, and play.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gravity Global, acquired JJ Marketing

synopsis: Gravity Global, a UK company that offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution, has acquired JJ Marketing, a UK company that works with its clients to deliver strong, results-focused solutions to their marketing and commercial objectives.
buyer parent: BrandingBusiness
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: JJ Marketing
Headquartered in the UK, JJ Marketing works with its clients to deliver strong, results-focused solutions to their marketing and commercial objectives. They are a trusted insourced partner, that delivers complex marketing campaigns and programs.,
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Small Army

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired Small Army, a 45-person integrated marketing and creative services agency located in Boston. The firm serves clients in diverse sectors, including travel, health, technology and financial services.
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: Small Army
Small Army is a marketing and creative services agency that helps brands build relationships with people. Small Army's full range of services include strategic planning, brand development, advertising, social media, content creation, website building, video production and media planning/buying.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Elevation Marketing, acquired Cloverleaf Innovation

synopsis: Elevation Marketing, a full-service B2B marketing agency, announced its acquisition of Cloverleaf Innovation, an innovation consultancy offering strategy, design, research, marketing, communication, and product development. They are based in Chicago, Illinois.
buyer: Elevation Marketing
Founded in 1999, Elevation Marketing is a full-service B2B-only marketing agency, specializing in multifaceted, holistic strategies that extend reach, activate audiences, drive action, and measurably grow business outcomes. "
target: Cloverleaf Innovation
Cloverleaf is an innovation consultancy offering strategy, design, research, marketing, communication, and product development. They are based in Chicago, Illinois.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/16/2019 via Company Press Release

WE Communications, acquired Codeword

synopsis: WE Communications, an international public relations firm has announced its acquisition of Codeword. Codeword is a hybrid agency that combines content, media relations and creativity to build effective communication programs.
buyer: WE Communications
WE Communications is an international public relations firm that works with some of the most innovative companies on the planet. For more than 30 years they’ve been movers and opinion shakers, experiencing firsthand how technology can enable brand transformation. "
target: Codeword
Codeword is a hybrid agency that combines content, media relations and thoughtful creativity to build effective communications programs. They help launch startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

You & Mr Jones, acquired Inside Ideas Group Ltd

synopsis: You & Mr Jones, a global brandtech network, has acquired a majority stake in Inside Ideas Group. a global marketing agency network that helps their clients to build their brands, increase sales, and enhance margins. Inside Ideas Group consists of Oliver, Dare, Adjust Your Set, and Aylesworth Fleming.
buyer: You & Mr Jones
Launched in 2015, You & Mr Jones is the world’s first Brandtech group, a global marketplace for content creation and distribution that will use technology to help businesses to build brands better, faster & cheaper. "
target: Inside Ideas Group Ltd
Inside Ideas Group is a global marketing agency network that helps their clients to build their brands, increase sales, and enhance margins. The group consists of Oliver, Dare, Adjust Your Set, and Aylesworth Fleming. Their clients include Google, BMW, Samsung, Pepsi, JPMorgan, Unilever, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2019 via BusinessWire

Big Group, acquired Brandworks

synopsis: Big Group announced that it has acquired Brandworks, a company based in the Netherlands that supports brands and organizations looking to accelerate or launch their businesses in the Benelux and wider European markets. They specialize in sales, merchandising, marketing and more.
buyer: Big Group
Big Group is an award-winning creative marketing agency founded in 1991. The company is headquartered in London with offices in Newbury, Bath and Amsterdam with a team of over 150 people. The company provides services centred around brand experience, creative technology and performance marketing. "
target: Brandworks
Brandworks, founded in 2014, supports brands and organizations looking to accelerate or launch their businesses in the Benelux and wider European markets. They specialize in sales, merchandising, marketing and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cogent Elliott Ltd., acquired NC Creative Group

synopsis: Cogent, an integrated marketing communications agency in the UK, has acquired NC Creative Group, a full service marketing communications agency in the UK. NC Creative offers a broad range of services across consumer and B2B markets. The group helps their clients to develop strong and clear messages that promote and protect their brand.
buyer: Cogent Elliott Ltd.
Cogent is an integrated marketing communications agency in the UK. Cogent produces effective creative communications to solve their client's commercial challenges. Their specializations include brand, advertising, digital, photography, PR, social, film production, B2B marketing, content, and more. "
target: NC Creative Group
NC Creative Group is a full service marketing communications agency in the UK. NC Creative offers a broad range of services across consumer and B2B markets. The group helps their clients to develop strong and clear messages that promote and protect their brand.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Partnership, Inc. merged with M3 Effect,

synopsis: The Partnership has merged with M3 Effect, a full-service marketing and public relations agency. The Partnership is a marketing, branding, and digital communications agency. The agency offers strategy, advertising, digital design, digital media, promotional marketing solutions, traditional media, social media and internal communications services.
buyer: M3 Effect
Founded in 2012, M3 Effect is a full-service marketing and public relations agency. M3 Effect believes in the power of partnerships to provide long-lasting relationships. They offer marketing strategy, branding, and content services. "
target: The Partnership, Inc.
The Partnership is a fully integrated, full-service marketing, branding, and digital communications agency. The agency offers strategy, advertising, digital design, digital media, promotional marketing solutions, traditional media, social media and internal communications services.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 11/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Quad/Graphics, will acquire Periscope

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc., a leading marketing solutions provider, announced that it is redefining the future of integrated marketing with its planned acquisition of Periscope, one of the nation’s top five independent creative agencies by annual revenue.
buyer: Quad/Graphics (QUAD:$4,176.30)
Quad/Graphics is a global marketing services provider that helps brand owners market their products, services and content more efficiently and effectively by using its strong print foundation in combination with other media channels. "
target: Periscope
Periscope is one of the largest independent creative agencies in the nation and offers a full spectrum of marketing services to a wide range of acclaimed brands, including Cox Communications, Intuit, Kelley Blue Book, Krispy Kreme, Petco, Red Robin, Target, UnitedHealth Group, Walgreens and more.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Shorthose Russell, acquired Newl&Potter Limited

synopsis: Shorthose Russell, UK's award winning company that is recognized as one of the most-respected marketing and communications agencies in the Eastern region, has acquired Newl & Potter, a British design consultancy based in East London, specializing in identity, print, display, packaging and digital media.
buyer: Shorthose Russell
Headquartered in the UK, Shorthose Russell is an award winning company and is recognized as one of the most-respected marketing and communications agencies in the Eastern region. Working across multiple sectors, they have genuine expertise across digital, design and communications disciplines. "
target: Newl&Potter Limited
Newl&Potter is a British design consultancy based in East London, specializing in identity, print, display, packaging and digital media. Whether global brand or one man band, they always work tirelessly to inject creativity, get results quickly and hopefully lift a few souls.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/14/2018 via PE Hub

OSG Billing Services, will acquire Communisis plc

synopsis: OSG Billing Services, a leading outsourced provider of omnichannel billing and payment solutions, is buying Communisis. Communisis, of London, provides communications and marketing. OSG Billing is a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners.
buyer parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
buyer: OSG Billing Services
OSG has been a leading outsourced provider of omnichannel billing and payment solutions, offering a full suite of integrated customer communications and engagement solutions that transform the way OSG’s clients reach their customers. "
target: Communisis plc (GB:CMS:$501.10)
Communisis is a UK leading provider of personalised customer communication services that specialises in helping clients communicate with their customers more effectively and more profitably in fast-changing markets.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$516
EBITDA ($mm)
$33
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$11,510.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$302.76
EBIT ($mm)
$262.53
Net Income ($mm)
$258.18
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8,157.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,190.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,024.10
Net Income ($mm)
$569.60
Employees
50200
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,930.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.57
EBIT ($mm)
$157.53
Net Income ($mm)
$112.25
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,969.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$487.33
EBIT ($mm)
$399.12
Net Income ($mm)
$236.43
Employees
5886
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,485.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.92
EBIT ($mm)
$116.03
Net Income ($mm)
$215.15
Employees
6200
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: 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
2018
rev ($mm)
$198.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.64
EBIT ($mm)
$9.98
Net Income ($mm)
$6.84
Employees
1100
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: ASX:EGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited is engaged in integrated marketing and communication services, including strategy, market research, advertising, public relations, communications planning graphic design, events management, direct marketing, and corporate communications.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$142.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.25
EBIT ($mm)
$6.33
Net Income ($mm)
$1.42
Employees
500
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