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closed 2/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Dentsu Inc., acquired Firstborn Multimedia

synopsis: Dentsu Network West has acquired Firstborn, a leading New York-based digital creative agency specializing in design, development, production and digital strategy for top national and global brands and advertising agencies. Firstborn develops multi-platform user experiences that extend across all media platforms.
buyer: Dentsu Inc. (TSE:4324:$9,456.36)
Founded in 1901, Dentsu Inc. has held the position of the world’s top brand agency for almost 40 years. Dentsu offers multinational clients the most comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services through its unique "Integrated Communication Design" approach. "
target: Firstborn Multimedia
Founded in 1997, Firstborn is a digital creative agency headquartered in New York City. Firstborn develops multiplatform user experiences that extend across all media platforms, including web, mobile, broadcast and digital out-of home.
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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 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:$20,656.92)
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.
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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
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$50
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0.6x
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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:$20,656.92)
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.
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$19
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closed 2/17/2011 via PR Newswire

Leo Burnett Group UK, acquired Holler Digital Ltd.

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group, announced that it has acquired Holler Digital, a leading London-based digital content and social media agency. The Holler brand will become part of the Leo Burnett Group in the UK.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Leo Burnett Group UK
The Leo Burnett Group, comprising of Leo Burnett (Advertising) and brand activation partners, Arc (shopper/retail marketing), Lime (experiential) and LeoSports (sponsorship activation) provides one of the most innovative multi-platform cultures and structures found in any Creative Agency. "
target: Holler Digital Ltd.
Founded in 2001, Holler Digital Ltd. is specialized in branded entertainment strategy, content creation and social media. The agency's clients include Channel 4 (E4, More4), Global Radio (Capital, Heart, Galaxy, Classic, XFM), Red Bull and Logica.
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closed 9/9/2010 via Market Wire

KIT digital, Inc., acquired Accela Communications

synopsis: KIT digital, Inc., the leading global provider of video asset management solutions (VAMs) for multi-screen IP-based delivery, has acquired Accela Communications, Inc., a privately-held provider of on-demand, video-based enablement and measurement tools.
buyer: KIT digital, Inc. (:$214.93)
KIT digital, Inc. is a global provider of proprietary IP-based video distribution technologies and video-centric interactive marketing solutions. KIT digital works closely with consumer brands, content providers and telcos to maximize the value of video content via the Internet and mobile networks. "
target: Accela Communications
Accela Communications is a marketing technology company that provides software and services to produce, deliver and measure interactive, IP-based video communications across a wide range of industries including healthcare, information technology, financial services and marketing services.
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$6.08
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closed 8/5/2010 via Company Press Release

BD Network, Ltd., acquired We Love Mobile

synopsis: As part of its ongoing growth and investment programme, independent integrated agency BD Network announced the acquisition of the UK’s leading creative mobile agency, We Love Mobile.
buyer: BD Network, Ltd.
BD Network is an independent, integrated, multi-disciplined communications agency with over 20 years' experience delivering market-leading campaigns in the UK and across the world. "
target: We Love Mobile
We Love Mobile is a leading UK-based creative mobile agency.
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closed 7/13/2010 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired The Hyperfactory

synopsis: Meredith Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of mobile marketing specialist The Hyperfactory. The acquisition further enhances the capabilities of Meredith Integrated Marketing, the company's business-to-business unit that provides leading corporations and brands with custom marketing solutions.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$3,139.30)
Meredith Corporation is the leading media and marketing company serving American women. Meredith combines well-known national brands - including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents, Ladies' Home Journal, Family Circle, Fitness and More - with local television brands in fast growing markets. "
target: The Hyperfactory
The Hyperfactory powers businesses and brands through the mobile medium. The Hyperfactory powers brands through integrated mobile strategy, creative, media and innovation, as well as powers businesses through planning, integration and deployment of mobile technology.
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closed 5/12/2010 via BusinessWire

Delivery Agent, Inc., acquired The Band, Inc

synopsis: Delivery Agent, Inc., the leader in shopping-enabled entertainment, announced that it has acquired The Band, an advanced interactive media agency with a proven track record in developing and deploying advanced media campaigns across the full spectrum of TV platforms including cable, satellite and telco.
buyer: Delivery Agent, Inc.
Delivery Agent, Inc., is the leader in shopping-enabled entertainment. Delivery Agent created the market for shopping-enabled entertainment by redefining how products seen on or related to entertainment content are catalogued, sold and measured online. "
target: The Band, Inc
The Band, Inc. is a full-service, advanced media services company that brings people and technology together in the converged environments of advanced television, broadband and mobile platforms.
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announced 1/13/2010 via BusinessWire

Amobee, Inc., will acquire RingRing Media

synopsis: Amobee Media Systems, the world leader in advertising solutions for mobile operators, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the world's largest mobile advertising agency, RingRing Media.
buyer: Amobee, Inc.
Amobee Media Systems is the most deployed telco-grade ad-serving solution. Amobee is dedicated to mobile operators, allowing them to dynamically insert advertising impressions in all forms of mobile communication and content: WAP Browsing, Video & Music, SMS, MMS, applications and Games. "
target: RingRing Media
RingRing Media is the world’s largest mobile advertising agency managing campaigns for clients on every continent.
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$20
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closed 5/3/2010 via Market Wire

Limelight Networks, acquired EyeWonder, Inc.

synopsis: Limelight Networks, Inc. announced the completion of the acquisition of EyeWonder, Inc. Since 1999, EyeWonder has been an innovator in developing monetization solutions that helps Forbes 2000 advertisers, interactive agencies and content publishers create, build, track and optimize rich media and interactive video advertising campaigns.
buyer: Limelight Networks (LLNW:$177.70)
Limelight Networks is a leading provider of solutions for the delivery of rich media content via the Internet. The Limelight Content Delivery Network (CDN) is the optimal platform for the distribution of video, music, games, downloads, and social media content to massive audiences worldwide. "
target parent: BIA Financial Network Inc.
target: EyeWonder, Inc.
EyeWonder is a leading provider of rich media and online video advertising products and services. Since 1999, the company has been enabling advertisers and agencies to easily connect the most compelling and effective campaigns to their most desirable audiences.
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$86
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closed 7/1/2009 via BusinessWire

StrongMail Systems, Inc., acquired PopularMedia, Inc.

synopsis: StrongMail Systems, Inc., the leading provider of commercial-grade solutions for marketing and transactional email, announced that is has acquired PopularMedia, a leading provider of social media marketing solutions.
buyer: StrongMail Systems, Inc.
StrongMail's online marketing solutions for email and social media enable businesses to reach, engage and influence their target audience using the most powerful channels available to marketers today. "
target: PopularMedia, Inc.
PopularMedia, Inc., helps advertisers and publishers multiply the impact of their online ad campaigns and significantly increase user engagement by wrapping standard online display advertising units with an interactive social media layer.
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closed 11/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Theorem, Inc., acquired Webpencil

synopsis: Theorem, Inc., an online media operations and data services company, has acquired Webpencil, an online creative ad design company. The deal augments Theorem’s capabilities by enabling it to offer creative and rich media expertise to its clients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Theorem, Inc.
Founded in 2002, Theorem is a pioneer and leader in offering online media operations and reporting services to the digital marketer. Theorem’s expertise in the online marketing space allows it to deliver world-class service to some of the most reputable brands in the online marketing community. "
target: Webpencil
WebPencil.com is a leading banner ad design firm. We specialize in rich media online advertising across all media platforms including Flash, Animated GIF, DART Motif, PointRoll, Eyeblaster, Yahoo Rich Media, Atlas, and our own proprietary banner ad technologies.
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closed 4/7/2008 via BNC Analysis

LBI International AB, acquired Special Ops Media

synopsis: New York City-based interactive marketing and design agency Special Ops Media (SOM) has been sold to European digital agency holding firm LBI.
buyer: LBI International AB (NL:LBI:$233.65)
LBi is a global digital marketing and technology agency, blending insight, creativity and expertise to solve business problems and the largest genuinely full service agency of its kind in Europe. "
target: Special Ops Media
Special Ops Media (SOM) was founded in 2002 by Jason Klein and Christian Anthony, and has done campaigns for clients such as Coca-Cola, MTV, NBC Universal (NYSE: GE), AMC, The Sundance Channel, Lionsgate Entertainment, Paramount, Universal Music Group, and others.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
$22
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$4
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2.0x
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11.3x
closed 10/24/2007 via Company Press Release

Wunderman, acquired Blast Radius

synopsis: WPP has acquired Vancouver-based Blast Radius, a strategic interactive agency with offices in Amsterdam, New York, London, Toronto and San Francisco. Following Closing, Blast Radius will be aligned with WPP's Wunderman network, the second largest marketing services and relationship marketing network.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman is one of the largest, most experienced customer-focused marketing communications companies in the world, with 76 offices in 36 countries. Our focus is simple: acquire, keep and offer value to consumers in the most creative ways possible. "
target: Blast Radius
Founded in 1997, Blast Radius is a proudly independent strategic interactive agency that builds long term relationships with major consumer-facing brands to deliver innovative and profitable customer experiences that realize the promise of the connected world.
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$43
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closed 9/25/2007 via PR Newswire

EyeWonder, acquired vendi interactive

synopsis: EyeWonder, Inc., interactive digital advertising's fastest growing innovator, has acquired Cologne, Germany-based vendi interactive, one of the country's leading digital interactive advertising firms and vendor of online-streaming-spots.
buyer parent: BIA Digital Partners LP
buyer: EyeWonder
EyeWonder is a leading provider of rich media and online video advertising products and services. Since 1999, the company has been enabling advertisers and agencies to easily connect the most compelling and effective campaigns to their most desirable audiences. "
target: vendi interactive
The transfer of TV-commercials to the internet is vendi interactive’s core business. In close cooperation with our clients we develop promotional concepts for a brand-oriented conversion of their TV-campaigns to the internet.
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closed 9/10/2007 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, acquired Schematic

synopsis: WPP has acquired Schematic, one of the largest independent interactive agencies in the US. Based in Los Angeles, Schematic will become part of WPP Digital and will work with a broad range of WPP businesses, in particular with GroupM, the media investment management arm of the company.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$20,656.92)
WPP is one of the world's leading communications services groups. Through its operating companies it provides a comprehensive range of communications services. These services include: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity, healthcare and specialist communications. "
target: Schematic
Founded in 1999, Schematic's expertise extends to all digital platforms; having deployed and developed multiple award-winning solutions for the Web, interactive television, mobile devices and digital environments—and is an industry leader in identifying and utilizing emerging platforms.
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closed 2/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Dentsu Inc., acquired Firstborn Multimedia

synopsis: Dentsu Network West has acquired Firstborn, a leading New York-based digital creative agency specializing in design, development, production and digital strategy for top national and global brands and advertising agencies. Firstborn develops multi-platform user experiences that extend across all media platforms.
buyer: Dentsu Inc. (TSE:4324:$9,456.36)
Founded in 1901, Dentsu Inc. has held the position of the world’s top brand agency for almost 40 years. Dentsu offers multinational clients the most comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services through its unique "Integrated Communication Design" approach. "
target: Firstborn Multimedia
Founded in 1997, Firstborn is a digital creative agency headquartered in New York City. Firstborn develops multiplatform user experiences that extend across all media platforms, including web, mobile, broadcast and digital out-of home.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Cardinal Path, acquired E-Nor, Inc.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired E-Nor, a pioneer in the Google Analytics platform that has deployed and supported state-of-the-art analytics platforms for hundreds of clients. E-Nor will join Dentsu's marketing analytics consulting arm, Cardinal Path, creating a significant force around the Google marketing stack through expertise and licensing.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Cardinal Path
Cardinal Path is a data and marketing analytics consulting firm that helps marketers win in the digital economy. As a trusted marketing technology advisor partnered with top vendors, Cardinal Path is also the largest reseller and go-to firm for the Google Marketing Platform. "
target: E-Nor, Inc.
E-Nor is a pioneer in the Google Analytics platform that has deployed and supported state-of-the-art analytics platforms for hundreds of clients. The company's proven, platform-agnostic analytics framework provides digital intelligence for businesses and organizations of all sizes.
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announced 10/17/2019 via Company Press Release

iProspect, will acquire Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (EBP) is a marketplace e-commerce agency in China. Post acquisition EBP will join iProspect and be rebranded "EBP, an iProspect Company."
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: iProspect
iProspect is a global digital marketing agency with 91 offices across 55 countries. A trusted partner with an in-depth understanding of consumer behavior, iProspect reshapes brand strategies to meet the fast-paced demands of the convergent world with a focus on exceeding client business objectives. "
target: Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd.
Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (EBP) is a marketplace e-commerce agency in China. Established in 2012, EBP is one of China's leading e-commerce solutions providers. EBP works closely with brands across China's leading e-commerce platforms to deliver integrated marketing services.
price ($mm)
$3.53
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$4
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closed 8/29/2019 via PR Newswire

iProspect, acquired MuteSix

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired MuteSix, a top digital performance agency and one of the world's largest direct-to-consumer marketing agencies. MuteSix will join iProspect, a leading global digital performance agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: iProspect
iProspect is a global digital marketing agency with 91 offices across 55 countries. A trusted partner with an in-depth understanding of consumer behavior, iProspect reshapes brand strategies to meet the fast-paced demands of the convergent world with a focus on exceeding client business objectives. "
target: MuteSix
MuteSix is one of Facebook's largest direct response advertisers. It provides scalable marketing solutions for clients across a broad spectrum of start-ups, established blue chips, and challenger brands across various B2B and B2C industries
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announced 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Ambient Digital Vietnam

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Ambient Digital, a full service digital agency with headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City. With 95 employees in Vietnam, it is the largest independent digital media agency and the largest single touch point of local premium inventory with exclusive rich media formats.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Ambient Digital Vietnam
Established in 2010, Ambient Digital Vietnam is a full service digital agency with headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City. With 95 employees in Vietnam, it is the largest independent digital media agency and the largest single touch point of local premium inventory with exclusive rich media formats.
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closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

synopsis: London-based Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Ugam
Ugam is a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Isobar, acquired Davanti Consulting

synopsis: Isobar Group, a global full service digital marketing agency, has acquired Davanti Consulting, a business and technology consultancy in New Zealand. Davanti helps organisations with their strategic planning and digital transformation by providing them with integrated solutions through Salesforce Cloud business and technology consulting services.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Isobar
Isobar is a global full service digital marketing agency, driven by the purpose to deliver borderless ideas enabled by technology, to transform businesses and brands. They have over 6,000 digital pioneers in over 85 locations, across more than 45 markets worldwide. "
target: Davanti Consulting
Davanti is a business and technology consultancy in New Zealand. Davanti helps organisations with their strategic planning and digital transformation by providing them with integrated solutions through Salesforce Cloud business and technology consulting services.
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Re:Production Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Re:Production Limited (Head Office: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Re:Production Limited
Founded in 2010, Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle. The agency works with leading directors to create award-winning productions for advertising agencies and brands across the UK.
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closed 4/17/2019 via BusinessWire

ISID INDONESIA, acquired Ebiz

synopsis: Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. announced that through its subsidiary PT. iSiD Indonesia, it has acquired a 75% equity stake in PT. Ebiz Cipta Solusi (Ebiz), an Indonesian IT company engaged in sales of self-developed and third party’s software solutions as well as the provision of technical support services.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: ISID INDONESIA
PT iSiD Indonesia was established in 2013 as part of ISI-Dentsu global network providing local markets to support their information technology implementations especially in Indonesia due to rapid growth of technology developments and national industries as well. "
target: Ebiz
Ebiz is an Indonesian IT company engaged in sales of self-developed and third party’s software solutions as well as the provision of technical support services.
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announced 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Redder

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Redder Advertising Co. Ltd. Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Redder
Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire BJL Group Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network, a company made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands, will be acquiring BJL Group Limited, an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: BJL Group Ltd
BJL Group Limited is an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out and be successful in today’s world.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Merkle, Inc., acquired Happy Marketer Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has acquired Happy Marketer Group, Southeast Asia’s leading data-driven digital marketing agency. It will be rebranded as Happy Marketer, a Merkle Company – the acquisition will provide a strategic foundation for Merkle’s data, analytics, and CRM solutions in Asia Pacific.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Happy Marketer Pte. Ltd.
Happy Marketer is an award-winning digital marketing agency headquartered in Singapore. Their team consists of 55 digital experts spread across Singapore and India, where they provide marketing consulting and training in several industries.
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closed 1/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Filter, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Seattle-based Filter, a leading experience design and digital marketing company serving Fortune 100 CPG and enterprise technology clients with embedded teams, on-site agencies, and fully outsourced solutions. Filter will join Merkle, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Filter, LLC
Seattle-based Filter is a leading experience design and digital marketing company serving Fortune 100 CPG and enterprise technology clients with embedded teams, on-site agencies, and fully outsourced solutions.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Cyber Communications Inc., acquired Voyage Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cyber Communications, a provder of advertising solutions on the Internet and commercial online services, has acquired Voyage Group, a company that provides advertising technology and online media businesses in Japan.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Cyber Communications Inc.
Cyber Communications Inc. provides advertising solutions on the Internet and commercial online services in Japan. It offers media planning, production, management, and purchase of advertising space and sales. "
target: Voyage Group, Inc. (TSE:3688:$196.34)
Voyage Group, Inc. engages in the advertising technology and online media businesses in Japan. It operates through Ad-Tech, Media, and Other segments. Voyage Group, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$262
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 12/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Isobar, acquired DEG Digital

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has announced the acquisition of Digital Evolution Group (DEG), a top provider of data-driven marketing, commerce and collaboration solutions in the U.S. market. DEG will join Isobar, a leading global agency focused on experience-led transformation, powered by creativity.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Isobar
Isobar is a global full service digital marketing agency, driven by the purpose to deliver borderless ideas enabled by technology, to transform businesses and brands. They have over 6,000 digital pioneers in over 85 locations, across more than 45 markets worldwide. "
target: DEG Digital
One of the fastest-growing companies in the country, DEG is a full-service digital agency purpose-built to help clients master the moment with relevant and data-driven marketing, commerce, and collaboration solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 12/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Videobeat Networks

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire a 70% share in Videobeat Networks GmbH, a full-service agency for TV and online video campaigns based in Hamburg, Germany.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Videobeat Networks
Videobeat Networks GmbH is a full-service agency for TV and online video campaigns. The agency, a leading expert for data-driven video advertising, has developed proprietary software to enhance the placement, management and analysis of video content across all platforms and optimized in real time.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., will acquire Namics

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Namics AG, a leading full-service digital agency in Switzerland and Germany. The company will be integrated with Merkle, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Namics
Namics AG is a leading full-service digital agency in Switzerland and Germany. Namics is a one-stop shop for strategic consulting, innovative concepts, creative work, as well as technical implementation involving a variety of disciplines.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$67
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Inc., will acquire MSTF Partners

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire MSTF Partners, a creative agency in Portugal. Established in 2003, and headquartered in Lisbon with over 60 employees, Partners is one of Portugal's most awarded creative agencies.
buyer: Dentsu Inc. (TSE:4324:$9,456.36)
Dentsu is the largest agency brand and third largest media-buying agency group in the world. They provide a wide range of services in eight business domains: Marketing, Digital Marketing, Creative Sphere, Promotions, Media Content, PR, and Global Business. "
target: MSTF Partners
MSTF Partners (Partners) is based in Lisbon, Portugal and founded in 2003. Partners operates as a advertising agency in the Portuguese marker and combines creative media with data strategy planning.
price ($mm)
$6.98
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Gyro, acquired B2B International

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of B2B International, the world’s leading specialist business-to-business (B2B) market research company. B2B International will become part of gyro, the world’s first full-service global agency dedicated exclusively to B2B marketing.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Gyro
gyro is the world’s first full-service creative B2B powerhouse, with 17 offices in over 10 countries. The most awarded B2B agency on the planet, gryo was named the 2018 ANA B2B Agency of the Year as well as the 2016 Ad Age B2B Agency of the Year. "
target: B2B International
B2B International is the world’s leading specialist business-to-business (B2B) market research company. B2B International help clients to realise their strategic goals by making decisions which are driven by insights and intelligence.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

mktg, inc., acquired Branded Asia

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis, part of Japan’s leading advertising agency group Dentsu Inc., has acquired the live events producer Branded. Branded will join lifestyle marketing agency MKTG to scale capabilities in live media events through the development of new age creative, content and IP ownership in the high growth areas of entertainment.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mktg, inc. (CMKG:$134.90)
MKTG, part of the Dentsu Aegis Network, is a global lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in delivering strategic, business-oriented marketing solutions for leading brands via sport and entertainment consulting, live experiences, retail marketing, enterprise/B2B engagement, and more. "
target: Branded Asia
Branded is an award-winning live events producer based in Hong Kong. Branded creates and produces live media that matters, connecting businesses, brands, celebrities and fans through large and small scale events including the YouTube FanFest global tour.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Merkle, Inc., acquired Amicus Digital

synopsis: US data and technology agency giant, Merkle, has acquired Salesforce Marketing Cloud specialist, consultancy, Amicus Digital. Amicus Digital is an Australian-based technology, advisory and professional services company, specialising in marketing cloud technology and solutions.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Amicus Digital
Amicus Digital is an Australian-based technology, advisory and professional services company, specialising in marketing cloud technology and solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Avatar Agency Group, acquired The Make Beautiful Agency

synopsis: South African The Make Beautiful Agency, launched by Zwelakhe “Zee” Tshabangu in June 2016, has been acquired by M&N Brands. M&N has acquired a 51% majority stake in Make Beautiful and it will be housed within the larger Avatar Agency Group, owned by M&N Brands. The Make Beautiful Agency provides television and radio advertising services.
buyer parent: M&N Brands
buyer: Avatar Agency Group
AVATAR is an established and successful full-service agency group with specialist agencies in traditional advertising, digital advertising, public relations and media. AVATAR unites a professional team of over 50 marketers in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in South Africa. "
target: The Make Beautiful Agency
The Make Beautiful Agency, based in South Africa, was launched by Zwelakhe “Zee” Tshabangu in June 2016. The Make Beautiful Agency provides television and radio advertising services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Affilired, acquired Denomatic

synopsis: Affilired has acquired Denomatic, a Digital Marketing agency specializing in Programmatic and Paid Advertising Channels. Denomatic has positioned itself as a great Programmatic Advertising partner, driving increasingly improved results in all the campaigns they’ve collaborated on.
buyer: Affilired
Affilired is the first Performance Marketing Agency specializing in the Travel Sector. Together we have more than 20 years of experience helping more than 200 companies to increase their Online Traffic and Direct Sales internationally. "
target: Denomatic
Denomatic is a Spanish marketing agency specialized in programmatic advertising created in 2015, which owns a solid portfolio of 173 clients in the travel sector alone. They specialize in the management of advertising campaigns such as programmatic advertising, social networks, and email marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jacobs Agency, Inc. merged with Sandstorm Design,

synopsis: Jacobs Agency has merged with Sandstorm, a user experience and digital agency. Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more.
buyer: Sandstorm Design
Sandstorm is a user experience and digital agency that leverages strategic marketing, emerging technologies and usability to create high impact and compelling brand experiences. Sandstorm specializes in brand strategy, content strategy, social strategy, marketing strategy and more. "
target: Jacobs Agency, Inc.
Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more. Their clients include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Whole Foods, Smithfield, B&W, ACE Hardware, Amtrak, Gold Promise, and Peoples Gas.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/24/2019 via PR Newswire

Falls, acquired Wyse Advertising

synopsis: Falls, a multi-faceted communications, marketing and digital agency acquired Wyse, a brand management and advertising agency that has built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
buyer: Falls
Falls is a strategic marketing, communications & digital firm. They are among the largest, fully integrated firms with a history of serving clients on a regional, national and international basis. Their vision is to help organizations serve their communities and make the world a better place. "
target: Wyse Advertising
Wyse is a full-service branding, advertising and marketing agency. They have built a reputation for branding some of the largest companies in the Midwest and beyond, developing memorable campaigns for Smucker's, Applebee's, Sherwin-Williams and Marathon Petroleum.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Miroma Group, acquired Fold7

synopsis: Miroma Group, a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients, has acquired Fold7, UK's 21st Century advertising agency that helps brands become relevant to 21st century consumer.
buyer: The Miroma Group
The Miroma Group is a UK end-to-end marketing and communications collective offering creation and distribution services to clients. Core services include commercial media trading, planning based on real-time data and insights, production and editing of content, and cultural production. "
target: Fold7
Headquartered in the UK, Fold7 is a 21st Century advertising agency. They help brands become relevant to 21st century consumer. They do it by moving beyond the traditional ad agency model, staying at the forefront of culture, and creating ideas that connect with clients’ audience wherever they are.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

ROI Digital Ltd, acquired DM2 Group

synopsis: ROI Digital, a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria, has acquired DM2 Group, a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels.
buyer: ROI Digital Ltd
ROI Digital is a leading online media sales agency in Nigeria. ROI Digital services advertisers, media agencies and brands by offering a bouquet of premium digital advertising and sales platforms for its clients to reach a targeted audience. "
target: DM2 Group
DM2 Group is a top full service digital and traditional advertising agency in Nigeria. DM2 creates beautiful campaigns to help their clients reach their consumers across online and offline channels. DM2 has created memorable advertising campaigns for Coca-Cola, Dangote Group, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Buzzman

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has announced the acquisition of a 51% stake in Buzzman, the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Buzzman
Founded in 2006, Buzzman is the most awarded French independent advertising agency. They offer a new model of a 100% independent advertising agency combining supreme creativity with an advanced understanding of consumer engagement.
price ($mm)
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)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ogilvy New Zealand Limited, will acquire Ogilvy New Zealand Limited

synopsis: New Zealand advertising boss Greg Partington will buy back all shares in Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington, who currently owns a 15 per cent stake in the agency, has made a deal that will see him acquire the 85 per cent stake currently held by WPP AUNZ. Ogilvy New Zealand is New Zealand’s largest independent agency and that is proudly local.
buyer: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Greg Partington is a Managing Director at Ogilvy New Zealand. Partington is one of the most well-known advertising executives in the New Zealand local ad scene, having helped build Ogilvy into one of the biggest agencies in the country. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Ogilvy New Zealand Limited
Ogilvy New Zealand is a fully integrated marketing communications company, with expertise in brand advertising, retail advertising, direct marketing and customer relationship management, media strategy and buying, interactive marketing, public relations, and activation.
price ($mm)
$6.53*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/16/2019 via PR Web

Cygnus Education, acquired Dunker LLC

synopsis: Cygnus Marketing Communications, a performance marketing and enrollment management solutions agency, has acquired Dunker, an innovative, metrics-driven performance digital marketing agency. Cygnus’ acquisition of Dunker fuses complementary resources for performance digital and traditional marketing, media planning and buying, and more.
buyer: Cygnus Education
Cygnus is a leader in performance marketing and enrollment management solutions, providing fully transparent, analytics-based strategies that achieve challenging marketing objectives, driving scalable and sustainable enrollment growth for higher education institutions. "
target: Dunker LLC
Dunker is an innovative, metrics-driven performance digital advertising and marketing agency based out of Bala Cynwyd, PA.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Filter Advertising merged with Splendor Design,

synopsis: Filter Advertising, a digital and media advertising agency, has merged with Splendor Design, a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing.
buyer: Splendor Design
Splendor Design is a full-service marketing and design firm that offers design solutions for intelligent branding, website, and digital marketing. They combine strategic thinking with creativity to solve business problems. "
target: Filter Advertising
Filter Advertising is a digital and media advertising agency. Filter's expertise lies in delivering powerful, captivating visual messaging that connects quickly and viscerally in their short attention span world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Monk Media Network, acquired SocialGIZ

synopsis: Monk Media network, the digital marketing agency by Ashish Patkarhas acquired SocialGIZ, a boutique social media and website development agency, led by Ameya Adhikari. The agency has acquired the entire team of ten people at SocialGIZ and their services which pan from social media to website development to Media Planning.  
buyer: Monk Media Network
Mumbai-based Monk Media Network is a digital marketing agency by Ashish Patkar. Monk Media Network offers a bouquet of services panning across content creation, media strategy, deep analytics, social media video production. "
target: SocialGIZ
SocialGIZ is a boutique social media and website development agency, led by Ameya Adhikari. Founded in 2015, SocialGIZ says it built campaigns and websites for clients across sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Active International, acquired The Digital Gate, S.L.

synopsis: Active International, a commercial innovation company, has acquired The Digital Gate, an independent media consultancy agency in Spain. The Digital Gate offers advertising and marketing services to large companies in Spain. Their services include digital marketing strategy, SEO, social media, mobile marketing, programmatic advertising, and more.
buyer: Active International
Active International is a commercial innovation company. They increase commercial agility through industry expertise, Active Trading Model, and direct investments that allow clients to transform assets into new forms of value and deliver positive business outcomes. "
target: The Digital Gate, S.L.
The Digital Gate is an independent media consultancy agency in Spain. The Digital Gate offers advertising and marketing services to large companies in Spain. Their services include digital marketing strategy, SEO, social media, mobile marketing, programmatic advertising, digital signage and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Havas, acquired Battery

synopsis: France-based Havas Group has acquired Battery, a culture-driven creative agency. Battery specializes in gaming and streaming entertainment and has created advertising campaigns for Netflix and Activision Blizzard. Battery will become part of the Annex, Havas’ global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. The Annex is Havas’ fast-growing global network designed to help brands tap into the business of culture, and be renamed Battery Annex. "
target: Battery
Battery is a highly acclaimed, culture-driven creative agency with a specialized focus on gaming and streaming entertainment to bring storytelling to other industries. They create global advertising campaigns for brands like Netflix, Royal Bank of Canada, and Activision Blizzard.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/19/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Fluent Inc., will acquire AdParlor Inc.

synopsis: Fluent, Inc., a leading data-driven performance marketing company will acquire AdParlor, a Toronto-based digital advertising company. AdParlor offers sophisticated media buying and personalized creative services. The company provides media buying services for a variety of social networking platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more.
buyer: Fluent Inc. (FLNT:$260.85)
Fluent is a people-based marketing platform that uses real-time, one-to-one interaction to create custom audiences and serve personalized ads that drive performance at scale. Fluent is transforming acquisition marketing by fusing hardcore data science with human interaction. "
target: AdParlor Inc.
AdParlor is a Toronto-based digital advertising company. AdParlor offers sophisticated media buying and personalized creative services. The company provides media buying services for a variety of social networking platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Welocalize, acquired SearchStar

synopsis: Welocalize, a company that enables brands to reach and grow global audiences around the world, has acquired SearchStar, a leading independent digital media buying agency with deep analytics and conversion expertise.
buyer: Welocalize
Welocalize enables brands to reach and grow global audiences in over 200 languages through solutions for translation, localization, adaptation, and automation. Delivering multilingual content that accelerates global business performance is at the heart of what they do. "
target: SearchStar
Based in the UK, SearchStar is a leading independent digital media buying agency with deep analytics and conversion expertise. Tried, tested and trusted, they achieve outstanding results by spending time getting to know businesses and its goals.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Muse Communications merged with Quantasy,

synopsis: Muse Communications, an independent multicultural advertising agency, and Quantasy, a full-service digital agency, announced they have combined operations and resources to offer enhanced marketing and digital solutions for current and future clients.
buyer: Quantasy
Quantasy is a creative brand services agency that creates engaging experiences that occur at the intersection of entertainment, advertising, technology and culture. Quantasy delivers premium interactive and social content for clients in the auto, entertainment, not-for-profit and financial sectors. "
target: Muse Communications
Muse Communications is an independent multicultural advertising agency. Their work helps clients strengthen and expand their connection with culture and the forces that influence it. Their clients include American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Google, Wells Fargo and The California State Lottery.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

McKinney, Inc, purchased Operam Creative Group from Operam

synopsis: Cheil Worldwide full-service agency McKinney has acquired of Los Angeles-based Operam Creative Group, a division formerly within Hollywood media and tech company Operam. Operam Creative Group, which is now McKinney L.A., provides creative artists and media agency services.
buyer parent: Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
buyer: McKinney, Inc
McKinney is a full-service creative and media agency dedicated to unleashing untapped potential. Insightful strategy, planning and analytics shape their creativity, while everything from social media integration to content creation to a dedicated experiential marketing team bring it to the world. "
seller: Operam
Operam Creative Group provides creative artists and media agency services. They work on a project basis with clients such as Amazon Studios, WeTransfer and Orion. Operam Creative Group houses 15 full-time strategists, multidisciplinary creatives, content creators, account managers and producers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

K&L Inc., acquired ISC Innovators

synopsis: K&L Inc, a Japanese creative agency, has acquired ISC Innovators, a Malaysian full-service advertising company. ISCI provides a wide range of advertising services to private and government companies.
buyer parent: AOI TYO Holdings
buyer: K&L Inc.
Headquartered in Japan, K&L Inc offers is a creative agency that has worked on major Japanese-affiliated advertisers for over 50 years. Using their unique perspective, they unite concepts, emotions and real-world applications to produce communication solutions with wide-reaching impact. "
target: ISC Innovators
ISC Innovators is a Malaysian full-service advertising company. They are recognized for creativity and marketing effectiveness in all major industry categories. They have won over 120 awards, including 41 international awards for their "Malaysia. Truly Asia." campaign.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/1/2019 via PR Web

DFO Global Performance Commerce Ltd., acquired AdTactics Media Group

synopsis: DFO Global Performance Commerce, an industry-leading performance marketing and technology company, announced the acquisition of AdTactics Media Group, a media buying and search engine optimization (SEO) strategy firm.
buyer: DFO Global Performance Commerce Ltd.
DFO Global Performance Commerce is an industry-leading performance marketing and technology company. DFO’s best-in-class performance network, agency services, comprehensive eCommerce platform and product development capabilities provide an end-to-end eCommerce solution for businesses of all sizes. "
target: AdTactics Media Group
AdTactics Media Group is a media buying and search engine optimization (SEO) strategy firm. AdTactics is led by Marco Lomeli and based in San Diego.
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Ticker: TSE:4324
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc. has a diverse client portfolio and enjoys solid buying power in all major mass media formats. Dentsu handles the advertising campaigns of many blue-chip companies, and major global clients have chosen the Company to act as a partner in the Japanese market.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,456.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,580.09
EBIT ($mm)
$820.87
Net Income ($mm)
$335.15
Employees
62608
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Ticker: CHRM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc.
Charm Communications Inc. is a leading advertising agency in China. It operates its business under three brands: Charm Advertising, Charm Interactive, and Shangxing Media. Charm offers integrated advertising agency services from planning and managing ad campaigns to creating and placing ads.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$183.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$2.30
Net Income ($mm)
$4.00
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:6185
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
So-net Media Networks Corp
So-net Media Networks Corp
Headquartered in Japan, So-net Media Networks uses cutting edge marketing technologies to deliver optimal information to the right people in the most suitable way. They offer various marketing solutions through their products which synergistically interact with each other, guaranteeing higher ROI.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$97.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.60
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$5.54
Employees
174
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Ticker: PTCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications plc
Porta Communications Plc acts as a holding company. Within Porta there are individual divisions which provide the following services; Public relations including financial, corporate, consumer and public affairs, Advertising and related services (including digital and media buying).
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$50.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($0.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
146
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Ticker: YOC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOC AG
YOC AG
With a portfolio of 300 titles, YOC has the largest digital advertising network in Europe specialized in smartphone and tablet audiences. Their network divides audiences into channels: Business & Finanace, News, Lifestyle, Sport, Entertainment, etc.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$27.07
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.71)
EBIT ($mm)
($15.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
107
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Ticker: WSE:CLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cloud Technologies S.A.
Cloud Technologies S.A.
Cloud Technologies S.A. is the online advertising leader in the segment of Big Data Cloud Computing in CEE region. The company has unique competencies in optimising advertising campaigns based on Programmatic Buying.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$16.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.35
EBIT ($mm)
$7.11
Net Income ($mm)
$5.36
Employees
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Ticker: ALMNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mobile Network Group
Mobile Network Group is the top listed mobile marketing, technology and advertising company in France. It is one of the leading independent mobile advertising networks in Europe, with 71 million unique visitors in Germany and Italy, and represents more than 100 premium content publishers in Europe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$12.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.11
EBIT ($mm)
($1.00)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
59
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Ticker: OTCPK:IHRT.Q
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc.
iHeartMedia, Inc. is one of the leading global media and entertainment companies. The company specializes in radio, digital, outdoor, mobile, social, live events, on-demand entertainment and information services for local communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,338.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,574.81
EBIT ($mm)
$1,081.98
Net Income ($mm)
$100.70
Employees
18300
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Ticker: ENXTPA:DEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
JCDecaux
JCDecaux
JCDecaux SA is the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide. The inventor of the “street furniture” concept, JCDecaux is the only company worldwide to focus exclusively on outdoor advertising and develop activities in all three segments: street furniture, transport advertising and billboard.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,548.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$601.61
EBIT ($mm)
$296.37
Net Income ($mm)
$226.10
Employees
11772
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Ticker: DB:SAX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ströer Media
Ströer Media
Ströer Media is a leading provider of online advertising and out-of-home, and offers its advertising customers individualized and fully integrated premium communications solutions. In the field of digital media, Ströer is setting new standards for innovation and quality in Europe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,814.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$355.43
EBIT ($mm)
$192.91
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12514
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Ticker: LAMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Co.
Lamar Advertising Company is one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in North America. Lamar offers advertisers a variety of billboard, interstate logo and transit advertising formats, helping both local businesses and national brands reach broad audiences every day.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,650.65
EBITDA ($mm)
$709.29
EBIT ($mm)
$479.37
Net Income ($mm)
$341.43
Employees
0
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: BSE:532705
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd
Jagran Prakashan Ltd is India's leading media and communications group with its interests spanning across Print, OOH, Activations, Digital, covers all of India as its footprint – and is arguably amongst one of the largest media conglomerates in the country.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$348.94
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.06
EBIT ($mm)
$70.95
Net Income ($mm)
$48.45
Employees
3019
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