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closed 9/13/2010 via PR Newswire

R3 merged with Jones Lundin Beals,

synopsis: Client-Agency relationship consultancy Jones Lundin Beals is merging after thirty-eight years, with Asia-based consultancy R3. The new company, R3:JLB, is the first-ever global consultancy specializing in helping marketers improve the value and performance of their agency relationships.
buyer: Jones Lundin Beals
Jones Lundin Beals is a consulting firm that specializes in helping companies find, compensate and productively manage marketing communications agencies. Their mission is to help clients maximize the productivity and value of their agency relationships. "
target: R3
R3 has offices and support staff in Beijing, Singapore, Delhi and Shanghai and works throughout the region. The company was established by two principals, Greg Paull and Goh Shu Fen, who retain majority equity in the operation.
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closed 10/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired Happen

synopsis: Accenture has acquired Happen, a privately owned innovation firm that uses proprietary methods, frameworks and digital tools to help clients generate new ideas, products and services that drive business growth. They specialize in product packaging, shopper insight, insight for brand positioning and more.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$45,676.89)
Accenture is a global professional services company, providing a range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology & operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance & create value for their stakeholders. "
target: Happen
Happen, a privately owned innovation firm that uses proprietary methods, frameworks and digital tools to help clients generate new ideas, products and services that drive business growth. They specialize in product packaging, shopper insight, insight for brand positioning and more.
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announced 4/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Lenati will be merged with ProKarma Inc.,

synopsis: Lenati, LLC, a leading independent marketing and sales strategy consultancy, is to merge with ProKarma Inc., a global IT solutions company and a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group. Lenati is the premier consultancy helping companies develop innovative and disruptive customer experiences.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: ProKarma Inc.
ProKarma is an IT solutions company focused on helping businesses re-engineer themselves through powerful digital platforms, customer engagement, and emerging technologies. "
target: Lenati
Lenati, LLC is a leading independent marketing and sales strategy consultancy. Headquartered in Seattle, Lenati is the premier consultancy helping companies develop innovative and disruptive customer experiences.
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closed 8/3/2017 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired Brand Learning

synopsis: Accenture has acquired marketing and sales capability consultancy Brand Learning, to help organizations drive sustained customer led growth by enhancing their marketing, sales, HR and leadership capabilities.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$45,676.89)
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance. "
target: Brand Learning
Brand Learning is a marketing and sales capability consultancy that helps organizations drive sustained customer led growth by enhancing their marketing, sales, HR and leadership capabilities.
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closed 6/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Reply S.p.A., acquired trommsdorff + drüner

synopsis: Reply, a company that specializes in the design and implementation of solutions based on digital media and new communication channels, has acquired trommsdorff + drüner, innovation + marketing consultants GmbH (td). td is a leading international business consultancy for Data-driven innovation and marketing.
buyer: Reply S.p.A. (BIT:REY:$1,176.70)
Reply S.p.A. specializes in the design and implentation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media. The Company's services include consultancy, system integration, application management, and business process outsourcing. "
target: trommsdorff + drüner
trommsdorff + drüner, innovation + marketing GmbH (td) is an international consulting firm specializing in innovation marketing and management.
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closed 9/12/2014 via Market Wire

Valuesetters, acquired MAC Venture Group

synopsis: Valuesetters Inc. announced that it has acquired MAC Venture Group. MAC Venture Group is a sales and marketing consulting firm focused on small and middle market companies in North America. MVG and its principals have helped hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses enhance their sales, profits, and operational effectiveness.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Valuesetters is a company that seeks free subscribers and revenue-generating subscribers. The company operates on an automated basis with the belief that Internet operations, customer sign-ups, sales and game playing should occur without human intervention so that it can quickly expand. "
target: MAC Venture Group
MAC Venture Group is a sales and marketing consulting firm focused on small and middle market companies in North America. MVG and its principals have helped hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses enhance their sales, profits, and operational effectiveness.
price ($mm)
$0.20
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$0
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0.8x
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closed 8/20/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Ebiquity plc, acquired Stratigent LLC

synopsis: Ebiquity has acquired all of the membership interests in Stratigent LLC, a US-based multi-channel analytics provider that helps its clients to measure and optimise their consumer communications and engagement, predominantly focused on 'owned' channels.
buyer: Ebiquity plc (AIM:EBQ:$90.17)
Ebiquity plc, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of business critical data, analysis, and consultancy services to advertisers, media owners, and public relations professionals in the United Kingdom and internationally. "
target: Stratigent LLC
Stratigent is the global leader in providing multi-channel analytics consulting to enterprise level brands. Stratigent focuses on transforming the way organizations leverage data to make business decisions in the digital analytics space.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
$4
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2.4x
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closed 2/29/2012 via BusinessWire

TeleTech Holdings, Inc., acquired iKnowtion

synopsis: TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of technology-enabled customer engagement and experience solutions announced the expansion of its offerings with the acquisition of iKnowtion, a marketing analytics firm that helps Fortune 1000 companies harness the power of big data and turn it into a strategic asset.
buyer: TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (TTEC:$1,395.69)
TeleTechs delivers technology-based solutions that maximize revenue, transform customer experiences and optimize business processes for clients in the communications and media, financial services, government, healthcare, technology, transportation and retail industries. "
target: iKnowtion
Knowtion is a marketing analytics consulting firm that helps Fortune 1000 companies optimize the impact of marketing expenditures from demand generation to customer development and resource effectiveness.
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closed 3/15/2007 via BusinessWire

CMO Partners LLC merged with MarketingNPV,

synopsis: MarketingNPV, a leader in the field of marketing dashboards and measurement of marketing effectiveness, has merged with CMO Partners, a pre-eminent specialized marketing consulting firm. The combined company will operate as MarketingNPV, and continue to be based in Princeton, NJ.
buyer: MarketingNPV
MarketingNPV is a highly specialized advisory firm that links marketing investments to financial value creation, enabling clients to measure the payback on their marketing efforts and take smarter risks with resource allocation. "
target: CMO Partners LLC
CMO Partners is a pre-eminent specialized marketing consulting firm.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

Clarity PR, acquired 3WhiteHats

synopsis: Clarity PR, a fast-growing, international communications agency, has acquired 3WhiteHats, a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
buyer: Clarity PR
Clarity PR is a fast-growing, international communications agency with offices in New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles with partners and staff in most major European markets. They specialize in Public Relations, Media Relations, Communication, Social Media, and Content Creation. "
target: 3WhiteHats
3WhiteHats is a search and digital marketing agency, focused on helping companies get the most out of their websites and their online presence. 3WhiteHats provide management, consultancy and training in SEO, PPC, Web Analytics, online PR and digital strategy.
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closed 9/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Atlantic 57, acquired Faire Design

synopsis: The Atlantic has acquired Faire Design, a start-up strategy and design firm, and is integrating Faire’s team, work, and book of business into its creative and consulting division Atlantic 57.
buyer parent: Emerson Collective
buyer: Atlantic 57
Atlantic 57 (formerly Atlantic Media Strategies) is the consulting and creative division of The Atlantic, born out of its transformation from print outlet to multimedia pioneer. They help organizations own their biggest ideas and adapt to a modern world "
target: Faire Design
Faire Design is a strategic design firm and remain focused on evolutionary design that drives meaningful momentum. They offer services in research, design, strategy and more. They were founded in 2017.
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closed 1/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Kantar Consulting, acquired Mash Strategy Limited

synopsis: WPP announces that Kantar Consulting, the newly launched specialist growth consultancy within Kantar, has acquired Mash Strategy Limited, a United Kingdom-based brand strategy and growth consultancy. Mash provides integrated consulting services covering growth strategy, insight, innovation and brand transformation.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Kantar Consulting
Kantar Consulting is a specialist growth consultancy within Kantar. They are the only fully connected team of brand and marketing, and retail, sales and shopper specialists. Connected to the Kantar and WPP ecosystems, they offer insights, analytics, consultancy and technology solutions. "
target: Mash Strategy Limited
Mash Strategy Limited is a United Kingdom-based brand strategy and growth consultancy. Mash provides integrated consulting services covering growth strategy, insight, innovation and brand transformation. Their clients include Johnson & Johnson, Samsung, Unilever and PepsiCo.
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closed 2/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Capgemini, acquired Fahrenheit 212 LLC.

synopsis: Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, announced the acquisition of Fahrenheit 212, an innovation strategy and design firm. Fahrenheit 212 will contribute its specialized capabilities for innovation strategy and consumer-centric design to the broader offerings of Capgemini Consulting.
buyer: Capgemini (ENXTPA:CAP:$17,362.39)
Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business, technology and digital solutions that fit their needs, enabling them to achieve innovation and competitiveness. "
target: Fahrenheit 212 LLC.
Fahrenheit 212 is an innovation, strategy and design firm. They define innovation strategies and develop new products, services and experiences that create sustainable, profitable growth for their clients.
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closed 12/21/2015 via Company Press Release

Village Roadshow Ltd., acquired Opia Limited

synopsis: Village Roadshow Ltd announced that a UK subsidiary has acquired 80% of the UK-based Opia business. Opia is a fast-growing sales promotion consultancy business and market leader that creates brand sales promotion campaigns for leading international consumer electronic brands with established long term relationships with major blue chip companies.
buyer: Village Roadshow Ltd. (ASX:VRL:$665.23)
Village Roadshow Limited operates as an entertainment and media company. The Company owns and operates a diverse range of entertainment assets including multiplex cinemas, amusement centres, film distribution, theme parks, loyalty solutions and film production. "
target: Opia Limited
Opia is a sales promotion consultancy focusing on creating compelling end user and reseller promotional campaigns which differentiate their clients' products from competitors, generate genuine added value and most importantly drive sell out and increase margins.
price ($mm)
$36*
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$9
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5.0x
closed 10/9/2014 via PR Web

Sanctuary Marketing Group, Inc., acquired SiteLogic

synopsis: Sanctuary Marketing Group has acquired SiteLogic, Inc., a marketing firm from Canton, Ohio. SiteLogic has a reputation as an expert in Internet marketing, generating sales and leads by way of effective online marketing strategies. Adding the team from SiteLogic to Sanctuary Marketing Group results in a new level of expertise for their clients.
buyer: Sanctuary Marketing Group, Inc.
Sanctuary Marketing Group employs a team of 16 expert consultants in all the areas that touch on Internet marketing so that companies can establish successful, organic Internet marketing plans that survive evolving trends, digital innovations and competitors' strategies. "
target: SiteLogic
SiteLogic is a consulting and training company specializing search engine optimization, analytics, usability, and social media marketing. SiteLogic has a reputation as an expert in Internet marketing, generating sales and leads by way of effective online marketing strategies.
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closed 3/29/2013 via Company Press Release

Ernst & Young, LLP, acquired Semphonic

synopsis: Ernst & Young LLP announced that Semphonic, a leading digital measurement and data analytics consulting firm, has joined Ernst & Young in the U.S. Semphonic is focused on providing Fortune 500 clients with insights into complex customer interaction challenges they may face across the digital channel.
buyer: Ernst & Young, LLP
At Ernst & Young, their 167,000 professionals work together to deliver assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. They are united by their shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. "
target: Semphonic
Semphonic is a cutting-edge digital measurement and data analytics consulting firm providing their clients with deep insight and strategy into complex customer interaction challenges across the digital channel.
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closed 7/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Media plc, acquired Econsultancy

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the business information and events group, has acquired E-consultancy.com Limited. Econsultancy is a leading digital and events-led information provider to the global digital marketing and e-commerce community in the UK, with a growing presence in the USA, Middle East, Asia and Australia.
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities. "
target: Econsultancy
Econsultancy, founded in 1999, is a UK company providing training, reports, research, case studies, buyers guides and advice for the digital marketing sector. The CEO and co-founder of Econsultancy is author Ashley Friedlein.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$10
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$2
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7.6x
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45.5x
closed 8/4/2009 via BusinessWire

Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, acquired M Booth & Associates

synopsis: Next Fifteen announced that it has acquired New York based M Booth & Associates, a leading consumer PR consultancy in North America. M Booth is the next step in Next Fifteen's strategy to build a global consumer agency.
buyer: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next Fifteen Communications Group plc is the holding company for a group of worldwide PR agencies. It owns four independent subsidiary PR agencies, two research businesses, and a minority investment in a policy communications business with a combined presence of 38 offices in 18 countries. "
target: M Booth & Associates
M Booth & Associates is the communications agency of choice that champions power brands. Its clients rely on the agency for brand insight and for its creative brand-building programs that match business strategy.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
$10
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closed 12/12/2005 via BusinessWire

Accenture, acquired Media Audits

synopsis: Accenture has completed the acquisition of Media Audits, a leader in the measurement of return on advertising investment. Media Audits' people and offerings will be integrated into Accenture's Marketing Sciences practice.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$45,676.89)
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high performance businesses and governments. "
target: Media Audits
Media Audit is a global communications effectiveness consultancy. Media Audit conducts contract review, setting up bench mark fees/services, setting up performance based fees, setting quantitative targets and expectations, measures performance vs. target markets, pitch management & client training.
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closed 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Rockpool Investments LLP, acquired MomentumABM Ltd

synopsis: Private equity firm Rockpool Investments LLP acquired account-based marketing consultancy MomentumABM Ltd. They are the partner of choice for blue-chip clients wanting to grow their most important customers.
buyer: Rockpool Investments LLP
Rockpool Investments LLC, a private company investment firm based in London, believes that private companies offer investors great value, potential for enhanced returns and diversification for traditional investment portfolios. Powerful tax reliefs for estate and tax planning are also key benefits. "
target: MomentumABM Ltd
MomentumABM is a specialist account based marketing consultancy. They are the partner of choice for blue-chip clients wanting to grow their most important customers.
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closed 9/13/2010 via PR Newswire

R3 merged with Jones Lundin Beals,

synopsis: Client-Agency relationship consultancy Jones Lundin Beals is merging after thirty-eight years, with Asia-based consultancy R3. The new company, R3:JLB, is the first-ever global consultancy specializing in helping marketers improve the value and performance of their agency relationships.
buyer: Jones Lundin Beals
Jones Lundin Beals is a consulting firm that specializes in helping companies find, compensate and productively manage marketing communications agencies. Their mission is to help clients maximize the productivity and value of their agency relationships. "
target: R3
R3 has offices and support staff in Beijing, Singapore, Delhi and Shanghai and works throughout the region. The company was established by two principals, Greg Paull and Goh Shu Fen, who retain majority equity in the operation.
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closed 9/13/2010 via PR Newswire

R3 merged with Jones Lundin Beals,

synopsis: Client-Agency relationship consultancy Jones Lundin Beals is merging after thirty-eight years, with Asia-based consultancy R3. The new company, R3:JLB, is the first-ever global consultancy specializing in helping marketers improve the value and performance of their agency relationships.
buyer: Jones Lundin Beals
Jones Lundin Beals is a consulting firm that specializes in helping companies find, compensate and productively manage marketing communications agencies. Their mission is to help clients maximize the productivity and value of their agency relationships. "
target: R3
R3 has offices and support staff in Beijing, Singapore, Delhi and Shanghai and works throughout the region. The company was established by two principals, Greg Paull and Goh Shu Fen, who retain majority equity in the operation.
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closed 6/9/2021 via PR Web

Mainspire merged with The Enablement Group,

synopsis: The Enablement Group (TEG), a sales enablement content agency and consultancy, and Mainspire Marketing, a global full-service marketing agency, have merged operations under the name “The Enablement Group” to better serve the needs of corporate sales, marketing, and HR teams.
buyer: The Enablement Group
The Enablement Group (TEG) is a marketing and sales enablement content agency that delivers experiences fostering greater engagement and message retention, ultimately driving revenue and performance improvement. "
target: Mainspire
Mainspire is a full-service global consulting and marketing agency focused on the most innovative technologies driving the future. Mainspire develops and implements solid business marketing strategies that help companies grow and improve the world.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Beattie Communications Group Ltd., acquired Beattie Communications Group Ltd.

synopsis: Beattie Communications' CEO, Laurna Woods, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They provide inspired communications and marketing services to some of the world's largest companies.
buyer: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI. "
target: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI.
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closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Moacon Ventures GmbH, acquired Devexgo GmbH

synopsis: Moacon Ventures GmbH, a German investment company, has acquired DEVEXGO GmbH, a German marketing company. With the acquisition, DEVEXGO will begin offering its customers an all-round carefree package in order to reach different target groups from the B2B and B2C environment with different media.
buyer: Moacon Ventures GmbH
Moacon Ventures GmbH is a German investment company comprised of online and offline start-ups from the consumer and marketing sectors. Moacon supports its portfolio companies at every point in their journey, from the idea to long-term market success. "
target: Devexgo GmbH
DEVEXGO is a German marketing company that specializes in cooperation marketing. DEVEXGO offers high-quality couponing in parcel or media supplements, Point-of-Sale and special postal advertising formats, and individual display campaigns on all known platforms.
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closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

ADLPerformance, acquired Pschhh

synopsis: ADLPerformance has acquired a company in the communication and marketing sector: Pschhh, a strategic planning and creation agency. Pschhh's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
buyer: ADLPerformance (ENXTPA:ALP:$162.34)
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal. "
target: Pschhh
Based in France, Pschhh is an independent and bubbly communications consulting agency. The agency's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
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closed 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

MESH, LLC, acquired Converge Marketing LLC

synopsis: Baton Rouge agency Mesh continues to expand its footprint in the southern part of the US. The firm is acquiring New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing and bringing on the firm’s founder, Matt Preuett as Agency Director, New Orleans. Converge Marketing provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, and more.
buyer: MESH, LLC
MESH exists to create connections and loyalty to brands. They are an independent, award-winning creative and strategic agency with over 15 years of success. They work with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups, who are willing to invest in their brand. "
target: Converge Marketing LLC
New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing was founded by Matt Preuett in 2016. Converge Marketing of Louisiana provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, content creation and reputation building services for growing and established businesses.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

New School, LLC merged with Ignite Advertising, LLC,

synopsis: New School, a marketing and advertising agency in Muskegon, merged with IGNITE, a branding and marketing company also located in Muskegon, MI. New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses that provides traditional and digital marketing services.
buyer: Ignite Advertising, LLC
IGNITE is an ad agency that works with businesses of all sizes, at their pace. They don't push large marketing budgets. IGNITE comes up with creative and compelling marketing materials to over time to help businesses grow. IGNITE is based in Muskegon, MI. "
target: New School, LLC
New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses of any kind in the Muskegon, MI area looking to grow industry presence and increase sales. Services include: marketing (traditional and digital), web design, video production, graphic design, print design, and more.
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closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

WPP AUNZ Limited, acquired Meerkats

synopsis: WPP AUNZ, the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, has acquired Western Australian-based digital and creative business solutions company Meerkats. Meerkats specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: WPP AUNZ Limited (ASX:SGN:$605.03)
WPP AUNZ is the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising nearly 5,000 people working across 60+ companies, in over 120 offices across the region. "
target: Meerkats
Meerkats is a creative agency based in Perth, Australia that specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
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on offer 6/25/2020 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Group, offer to acquire MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group will acquire MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$253 [$1,306]*
rev ($mm)
$1,415
EBITDA ($mm)
$215
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1.1x
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7.4x
closed 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
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closed 2/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Bond Brand Loyalty, acquired rDialogue

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

Ben Lilley, will acquire McCann Australia

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

Modi Marketing LLC merged with KWSM Digital,

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

GMLV, acquired The Byne Group, Inc.

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

Fitzco, acquired Fitzco

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

Inc & Co, acquired Brass Agency

synopsis: Inc & Co, a collective group of marketing agencies in the UK, has acquired Brass Agency, a full-service marketing agency in the UK. Brass helps their clients design and deliver just the right experience for their brand. Brass has diverse experience across digital, shopper, media, PR, insight, advertising, mobile, branding, search and content.
buyer: Inc & Co
Inc & Co is a collective group of marketing agencies in the UK. Inc & Co is redefining the landscape by bringing agencies into a creative collective that empowers them to deliver a dynamic portfolio of services to clients. "
target: Brass Agency
Brass is an independent full-service marketing agency in the UK. Brass helps their clients design and deliver just the right experience for their brand. Brass has diverse experience across digital, shopper, media, PR, insight, advertising, mobile, branding, search and content.
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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]
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

synopsis: Briggs Advertising in Bath has become part of Portland-based marketing agency CD&M Communications. Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need.
buyer: CD&M Communications
CD&M Communications are a strategic and creative agency that helps clients change the way consumers think about their brands. They specialize in Consumer Advertising, Business Communications, Social Marketing, Branding Strategy, TV, Radio, Print, Web Design, Planning and Buying, PR and more. "
target: Briggs Advertising
Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need. They are based in Maine.
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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.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

ORB Limited, acquired Superdream Creative Limited

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