Like Kindred Agency Limited

closed 10/20/2010 via Company Press Release

Weald Lane Limited, acquired Kindred Agency Limited

synopsis: Tribal Group plc, a leading provider of public sector services in the UK and internationally, has sold the trade and assets of Kindred Agency Limited for cash consideration of £1 to Weald Lane Limited. Kindred offers advertising, public relations, branding and social media services.
buyer: Weald Lane Limited
Weald Lane Limited is a company formed by Kindred Agency's senior management team. "
target parent: Tribal Group plc
target: Kindred Agency Limited
Kindred Agency Limited operates as a communications agency. It offers advertising, public relations, branding and design, digital, and social media services. They are located in London.
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announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Definition, will acquire TopLine Communications

synopsis: Definition has acquired TopLine Communications, a specialist in digital PR and SEO for b2b clients in fintech, tech, engineering and education. The deal includes independent video production company TopLine Film.
buyer: Definition
UK-based Definition is a multi-award-winning agency combining over 25 years’ strategic public relations, digital media, content production, and marketing expertise to create a new force in national and international reputation management. "
target: TopLine Communications
TopLine Communications, based in London, is a digital PR and SEO agency that helps companies grow. They work for tech, fintech, science and engineering companies to help them build their reputations, attract more online traffic and generate leads.
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closed 5/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Matrix Group, acquired SoulProviders Collective

synopsis: The Matrix Communications Group (Matrix Group), an integrated marketing & communications holding company in South Africa, has acquired SoulProviders Collective (SPC), a creative agency in South Africa. SPC offers services for digital strategy, content marketing, social media, digital PR and more.
buyer: Matrix Group
Matrix Group is an integrated marketing & communications holding company in South Africa. Matrix Group invests in local marketing entrepreneurs across Africa, who are experts in their fields, supporting them in an enabling energising collaborative environment. "
target: SoulProviders Collective
SoulProviders Collective (SPC) is a creative agency in South Africa. SPC specializes in the ever-evolving digital landscape and helps brands and organizations to stay relevant. Their core offerings include digital strategy, content marketing, social media, digital PR and more.
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closed 5/2/2021 via Company Press Release

Sunwest Communications, acquired Shiroma Southwest

synopsis: Sunwest Communications, a global communications firm, has acquired Shiroma Southwest, a full-service communications, PR and integrated marketing agency. Shiroma employs the best strategies to give their clients the right kind of exposure the right way. They offer services for social media, brand development, influencer relations, and more.
buyer parent: Crayton Webb
buyer: Sunwest Communications
Sunwest Communications is a global strategic communications, marketing and public relations firm. Sunwest helps companies and brands build trust, amplify their voice, increase visibility and encourage action by masterfully telling their story through media, strategic public relations, and marketing."
target: Shiroma Southwest
Shiroma Southwest is a full-service communications, PR and integrated marketing agency. Shiroma Southwest employs the best strategies to give their clients the right kind of exposure the right way. They offer services for social media, brand development, influencer relations, and more.
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closed 5/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Riester Corporation, acquired Moses Inc.

synopsis: RIESTER, a full-service digital marketing and advertising company, has acquired Moses Inc., a full-service creative and marketing services agency. Moses produces effective marketing campaigns that deliver outstanding results to their clients. They offer services for branding, creative, digital, social media, public relations, and more.
buyer: Riester Corporation
RIESTER is a full-service digital marketing, advertising and public relations firm providing a complete range of integrated services in brand planning, web and mobile marketing, advertising, media planning and buying, social media and public relations. "
target: Moses Inc.
Moses is a full-service creative and marketing services agency. Moses produces effective marketing campaigns that deliver outstanding results to their clients. They offer services for branding, creative, digital, social media, public relations, and more.
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closed 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Taylor Herring

synopsis: Taylor Herring, now joins Publicis’ UK Influence Practice, alongside the larger PR network MSL and ESG specialist Salter Baxter. Taylor Herring is an award-winning, PR, Social Media and Influencer creative agency that delivers solid business outcomes for its consumer brands through smart thinking, creativity and innovation.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,011.70)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Taylor Herring
UK-based, Taylor Herring is an award-winning, PR, Social Media and Influencer creative agency that delivers solid business outcomes for its consumer brands through smart thinking, creativity and innovation.
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closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Kreps PR & Marketing merged with BrandStar,

synopsis: Kreps PR & Marketing has merged with BrandStar, an integrated production and marketing agency. Kreps PR is a full-service public relations firm. Kreps PR offers public relations, social media, marketing, event and activation, and crisis management services to clients in multiple industries.
buyer: BrandStar
BrandStar is an integrated production and marketing agency. BrandStar combines creative storytelling, marketing strategy, results-driven media, technology innovation, and television production to help brands grow. They offer services for branded entertainment, marketing, production, and more. "
target: Kreps PR & Marketing
Kreps PR & Marketing is a full-service public relations firm. Kreps PR offers public relations, social media, marketing, event and activation, and crisis management services to clients in multiple industries. They deliver measurable communications programs that build brand value.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wire Media Limited merged with John Doe,

synopsis: Wire has merged with John Doe, a UK-based creative agency. Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
buyer: John Doe
John Doe is a UK-based creative agency. John Doe builds brands recognised for who they are and why they matter. They help brands to communicate their reason for being across channels and across the country. Their services include PR, advertising, digital, content, and experiential. "
target: Wire Media Limited
Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
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closed 1/29/2021 via PR Newswire

JConnelly, acquired AdvisorPR

synopsis: JConnelly, a communications agency serving clients worldwide, has acquired AdvisorPR, a boutique public relations and marketing company that specializes in working with wealth management firms. With the acquisition, AdvisorPR will operate as a division within JConnelly's financial practice group.
buyer: JConnelly
JConnelly is a pioneer in the evolution of how companies and individuals communicate, connect and engage. The company helps build, grow, and protect premier brands, mitigate and manage crises, and influence change. "
target: AdvisorPR
AdvisorPR is a branding, marketing and public relations firm dedicated to providing turnkey marketing communications solutions exclusively to financial professionals. Through a diverse array of PR solutions, including packaged, turnkey PR programs, it helps clients grow their businesses.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allison+Partners, acquired Sommerfield Communications Inc.

synopsis: Allison+Partners has acquired Sommerfield Communications, expanding its financial communications and thought leadership capabilities. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: Sommerfield Communications Inc.
Sommerfield Communications is a New York boutique shop that specializes in corporate communications. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Low Earth Orbit merged with MediaMonks B.V.,

synopsis: Low Earth Orbit (L.E.O.) has merged with MediaMonks, a global creative production partner. L.E.O. is a digital-first marketing consultancy focused on building meaningful relationships between brands and consumers. The agency has expertise in advertising, social media, influencer marketing, paid media, public relations, and brand reputation.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
MediaMonks, based in the Netherlands, is a global production company that works with clients across industries to craft amazing work for leading businesses and brands. Its production capabilities span the entire creative spectrum, covering anything one could possibly want from a partner and more. "
target: Low Earth Orbit
Low Earth Orbit (L.E.O.) is a digital-first marketing consultancy. L.E.O. is focused on building meaningful relationships between brands and consumers. The agency has expertise in advertising, digital and social media, influencer marketing, paid media, public relations, and brand reputation.
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closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mortierbrigade merged with Onlyhumans,

synopsis: Mortierbrigade has merged with Onlyhumans, a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
buyer parent: Vectis Private Equity
buyer: Onlyhumans
Onlyhumans is a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Onlyhumans helps brands and organisations to create a more human and relatable identity. They offer services for branding, creative campaigns, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, and more. "
target: Mortierbrigade
Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade brings brands to life through creative and impactful campaigns. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
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closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

LLYC, acquired Factor C Comunicaciones

synopsis: LLYC announced its purchase of a 90% stake in Factor C Comunicaciones in Chile. With this operation, it will double its size in the Chilean market where it has been operating via an in-house team since 2014. The services brought by Factor C to the market include strategic communications, public affairs, crisis management, and more.
buyer: LLYC
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices. "
target: Factor C Comunicaciones
Set up in 2008, Factor C Comunicaciones is a strategy and public affairs communications agency focused on providing its commercial, corporate and institutional clients with a broad range of consultancy solutions capable of helping them enhance their leadership and reputation.
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closed 10/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Proches, acquired BMRP

synopsis: Proches, a PR and influencer marketing agency in France, has acquired BMRP, an independent marketing agency in France that specializes in PR, social media and influencer marketing. BMRP helps their clients to expand their brand's exposure and reputation. They offer traditional and digital PR, influencer, social media and content marketing services.
buyer parent: Insign Communications
buyer: Proches
Proches is a PR and influencer marketing agency in France. Proches works with their clients to help them identify media and influencers, anticipate media opportunities, mange relations with journalists, and win over their target audience. "
target: BMRP
BMRP is an independent marketing agency in France that specializes in PR, social media and influencer marketing. BMRP helps their clients to expand their brand's exposure and reputation. They offer traditional and digital PR, influencer, social media and content marketing services.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hero Corporation Pty Ltd, acquired B.B.E

synopsis: Hero, a marketing agency holding group in Australia, has acquired B.B.E, an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
buyer: Hero Corporation Pty Ltd
Hero is a marketing agency holding group in Australia. The group is owned by Ben Lilley, an Australian creative entrepreneur and private investor. Hero's network of agencies is comprised of McCann Australia, The Red Republic, SMART, Red Engine SCC and JSA Creative. "
target: B.B.E
B.B.E is an Australian marketing agency. B.B.E works with startups and corporates to drive growth through creative technology. They offer strategic consultancy, digital marketing, PR, advertising, and video production services.
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closed 10/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Siobhan Molloy, purchased Ireland Business from Weber Shandwick Worldwide

synopsis: The Irish Managing Director, Siobhan Molloy, of public relations group Weber Shandwick has bought the business out of the ownership of multinational communications group Interpublic. Weber is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world.
buyer: Siobhan Molloy
Siobhan Molloy is the Managing Director of Weber Shandwick Ireland. Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world. "
seller parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
seller: Weber Shandwick Worldwide
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Altar Group, acquired Ginger PR Ltd

synopsis: Dundee-based design and digital group ALTAR Group has acquired Ginger PR, a boutique PR agency in the UK. The acquisition of Ginger PR significantly enhances the ALTAR Group's content creation and marketing output and allows the company to offer the perfect mix of on and offline marketing activity.
buyer: Altar Group
UK-based ALTAR Group is a Marketing led suite of Design, Digital, Research, and Communications Consultancies. Comprising four specialist agencies, ALTAR takes a collaborative approach to every project brief and client relationship resulting in deliverables that generate tangible business results. "
target: Ginger PR Ltd
UK-based Ginger is a boutique PR agency with a proven track record at raising the profile of its clients. Ginger provides a variety of services for its clients, including media relations (press, online articles, radio interviews), graphic and web design, social media management, and copywriting.
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closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Power Digital Marketing, acquired Covet Public Relations Inc.

synopsis: Power Digital announced its partnership with Covet Public Relations, Inc. (“Covet PR”), a national public relations firm specializing in consumer brands across food, beverage, beauty and wellness. Power Digital’s acquisition of Covet PR welcomes a new breed of storytelling to media relations and cross-channel marketing.
buyer parent: Periscope Equity
buyer: Power Digital Marketing
Power Digital is nationally acclaimed for its robust service offerings, proprietary technology and progressive approach to culture and team building. The company has been featured annually for the past three years in Inc.’s 5000 fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. "
target: Covet Public Relations Inc.
Covet PR is a national public relations firm devoted to food, beverage, beauty and lifestyle brands in the consumer space. They work with companies that are pushing boundaries, setting new standards and innovating the wellness industry.
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

P4 Group Pty Ltd, acquired Ruby Communications Pty Ltd

synopsis: P4 Group has acquired Ruby Communications, bolstering the company's service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagements. The two firms are Queensland's award-winning communications consultancies.
buyer: P4 Group Pty Ltd
With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, the dynamic marketing and communications powerhouse bolsters P4 Group’s service offering across public relations, digital, creative, marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement. "
target: Ruby Communications Pty Ltd
In a world that is dominated by content, brands can only achieve influence by engaging audiences in a more powerful way. Ruby Communications believes in making an impact. The specialists at their company believe in creativity, planning, collaboration and insight-led ideas.
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closed 5/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bignon De Keyser Paris, acquired Eliott & Markus

synopsis: Bignon De Keyser France, a strategy consulting firm dedicated to the legal professions, has acquired Eliott & Markus, specializing in influence and brand consulting for consulting firms. The objective of the operation is to strengthen the synergies between two historic players in the French legal market.
buyer: Bignon De Keyser Paris
Bignon De Keyser is dedicated to helping players in the legal industry achieve lasting success. They do this by helping them to envisage the future, improve their organization. Allowing them thereby to respond to their clients’ needs and to anticipate trends. "
target: Eliott & Markus
From brand enhancement to enhancement of expertise, Eliott & Markus has structured integrated and agile support, at the crossroads of influence and branding. It offers the most complete marketing and communication skills platform on the French market.
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closed 10/20/2010 via Company Press Release

Weald Lane Limited, acquired Kindred Agency Limited

synopsis: Tribal Group plc, a leading provider of public sector services in the UK and internationally, has sold the trade and assets of Kindred Agency Limited for cash consideration of £1 to Weald Lane Limited. Kindred offers advertising, public relations, branding and social media services.
buyer: Weald Lane Limited
Weald Lane Limited is a company formed by Kindred Agency's senior management team. "
target parent: Tribal Group plc
target: Kindred Agency Limited
Kindred Agency Limited operates as a communications agency. It offers advertising, public relations, branding and design, digital, and social media services. They are located in London.
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closed 10/20/2010 via Company Press Release

Weald Lane Limited, acquired Kindred Agency Limited

synopsis: Tribal Group plc, a leading provider of public sector services in the UK and internationally, has sold the trade and assets of Kindred Agency Limited for cash consideration of £1 to Weald Lane Limited. Kindred offers advertising, public relations, branding and social media services.
buyer: Weald Lane Limited
Weald Lane Limited is a company formed by Kindred Agency's senior management team. "
target parent: Tribal Group plc
target: Kindred Agency Limited
Kindred Agency Limited operates as a communications agency. It offers advertising, public relations, branding and design, digital, and social media services. They are located in London.
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closed 10/20/2010 via Company Press Release

Weald Lane Limited, acquired Kindred Agency Limited

synopsis: Tribal Group plc, a leading provider of public sector services in the UK and internationally, has sold the trade and assets of Kindred Agency Limited for cash consideration of £1 to Weald Lane Limited. Kindred offers advertising, public relations, branding and social media services.
buyer: Weald Lane Limited
Weald Lane Limited is a company formed by Kindred Agency's senior management team. "
target parent: Tribal Group plc
target: Kindred Agency Limited
Kindred Agency Limited operates as a communications agency. It offers advertising, public relations, branding and design, digital, and social media services. They are located in London.
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announced 1/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, will acquire Ogilvy South Africa

synopsis: Ogilvy & Mather announced its agreement to acquire a majority stake in Ogilvy South Africa (Ogilvy SA), subject to obtaining regulatory approvals. Completed, the deal will increase Ogilvy & Mather's ownership of the agency from a 49.9 to 59 percent stake.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide
Ogilvy & Mather is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. Through its specialty units, the company provides a comprehensive range of marketing services including: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; and various marketings. "
target: Ogilvy South Africa
Ogilvy South Africa has been one of the leading advertising and communications groups in South Africa for the past 20 years. It provides advertising, digital and interactive, activation, promotions, internal marketing, CRM, shopper marketing, PR, channel planning and relationship marketing.
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closed 11/29/2010 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Grupul Publicis Communications Services Bucharest

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced the acquisition of three of its long-term affiliates, Publicis Romania, Focus Advertising and Publicis Events. The three entities will operate under the integrated communications agency to be named Grupul Publicis Communications Services Bucharest.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,011.70)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services. "
target: Grupul Publicis Communications Services Bucharest
Grupul Publicis Communications Services Bucharest, composed of three entities; Publicis Romania, Focus Advertising and Publicis Events, offers advertising, branding, strategy, creative, production, sales promotions, event marketing and digital.
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closed 5/4/2007 via PR Newswire

SIGMA Marketing Group, acquired Creative Communications, Inc.

synopsis: SIGMA Marketing Group, an industry leader in knowledge-based marketing, along with its lead investor DeltaPoint Capital, announced the acquisition of three marketing companies including Creative Communications, Inc.
buyer parent: DeltaPoint Capital Management, LLC
buyer: SIGMA Marketing Group
SIGMA Marketing Group is a full-service database marketing company. The company assists its clients in creating profitable customer relationships and identifying high-potential prospects through its knowledge management expertise, strategically designed one-to-one communication programs. "
target: Creative Communications, Inc.
Creative Communications, Inc.is a privately owned marketing and advertising company.
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closed 7/19/2006 via BusinessWire

Respond2 Communications Inc, acquired Marketing & Media Services Inc.

synopsis: Respond2 Communications, the largest independent full-service direct response television agency in the country, has acquired Rhode Island-based Marketing & Media Services Inc., which will expand the capabilities of its media planning and buying division Cmedia to include expansive per inquiry DRTV services to its clients.
buyer parent: Nautic Partners, LLC
buyer: Respond2 Communications Inc
Respond2 Communications, Inc. is the largest independently owned full-service direct response television agency. Respond2 Communications offers clients unparalleled service, support and technology. "
target: Marketing & Media Services Inc.
Marketing & Media Services is a Rhode Island-based media agency specializing in per inquiry (PI) advertising, a unique form of advertising in which clients pay on a per lead basis.
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announced 9/29/2011 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Jingwei International Ltd ("Jingwei"), a leading provider of data-mining, interactive marketing and software services in China, announced that its subsidiary has entered into an Agreement to dispose of its legacy media business in Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd. to Mr. George Du, the CEO, President and Chairman of Jingwei.
buyer: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients. "
target parent: Jingwei International Limited
target: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients.
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired DPZ

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced the acquisition of a majority stake in DPZ, one of Brazil's leading advertising agencies. Founded in 1968, DPZ is one of the largest independent advertising agencies in Brazil with approximately 230 employees. The agency is headquartered in São Paulo, with offices in Rio, Brasilia and Vitoria.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,011.70)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services. "
target: DPZ
Founded in 1968, DPZ is one of the largest independent advertising agencies in Brazil with approximately 230 employees. The agency is headquartered in São Paulo, with offices in Rio, Brasilia and Vitoria. DPZ's key clients include prominent international and local brands such as Coca Cola.
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closed 7/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has taken a majority stake in its longterm affiliate Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett, one of the biggest and most distinguished creative advertising agencies in Switzerland. The agency provides the full range of advertising and communication services. Publicis Groupe previously had a minority (40%) stake in the agency.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,011.70)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services. "
target: Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett
Founded in 2002, Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett is a full-service advertising agency based in Zurich, Switzerland. The agency employs nearly 80 communications professionals and provides the full range of advertising and communication services, including below-the-line and digital services.
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announced 4/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Leo Burnett Company, will acquire Tailor Made

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Tailor Made, a Brazilian independent advertising agency established by Paulo Giovanni. The agency will be integrated into Leo Burnett Brazil and chaired by Paulo Giovanni.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Leo Burnett Company
Leo Burnett Worldwide, comprising the Leo Burnett brand agency and marketing partner Arc Worldwide, is one of the world's largest agency networks and a subsidiary of Publicis Groupe, the world's fourth-largest communications company. "
target: Tailor Made
Tailor Made is a Brazilian independent advertising agency established by Paulo Giovanni.
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announced 4/26/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Worldwide, will acquire GP7

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire GP7, a Sao Paulo-based advertising agency focused on emerging social classes as well as travel and tourism. The agency will be renamed Publicis Red Lion (a unit of Publicis Brazil), and will be aligned with Publicis Worldwide.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Worldwide
Publicis Worldwide ranks among the largest global marketing communications companies. The network spans 82 countries with approximately 9,000 employees. Its total offering includes advertising; interactive and digital marketing; CRM and direct marketing. "
target: GP7
GP7 is a Sao Paulo-based advertising agency focused on emerging social classes as well as travel and tourism. It was established in 2004 and employs 40 communications specialists. The agency offers a full range of advertising and communications services.
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closed 1/27/2011 via BNC Analysis

Hirschen Group GmbH, acquired Lissner Rappel Werbeagentur GmbH

synopsis: Hirschen Group GmbH, an advertising agency with offices in Hamburg, Berlin and Cologne, is opening a branch in Munich, with the acquistion of the local agency, Lissner Rappel.
buyer: Hirschen Group GmbH
Hirschen Group GmbH offers advertising services in Germany. "
target: Lissner Rappel Werbeagentur GmbH
Lissner Rappel Werbeagentur GmbH operates as an advertising agency in Munich, Germany.
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closed 1/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Catapult Systems, Inc., acquired The Ad Ranch

synopsis: Award-winning Microsoft IT consulting firm, Catapult Systems, has announced it has acquired The Ad Ranch, an Austin-based advertising and interactive company, and has launched Slingrock, a new interactive branding, design and marketing agency.
buyer: Catapult Systems, Inc.
Catapult Systems provides Microsoft IT consulting services in enterprise solutions, infrastructure and custom development. Catapult has offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Tampa and Washington D.C. "
target: The Ad Ranch
The Ad Ranch is an Austin-based advertising and interactive company that specializes in Corporate Branding.
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closed 12/15/2010 via PR Newswire

MDC Partners, Inc., acquired 72andSunny PR

synopsis: MDC Partners announced that they have acquired a majority interest in high-profile brand agency 72andSunny. Based in Los Angeles and Amsterdam, the full service agency conceives and executes fully integrated campaigns across all media for top global brands.
buyer: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is a progressive Marketing and Communications Network, championing the most innovative entrepreneurial talent. MDC Partners provides strategic solutions and services multinational clients in North America, Europe and Latin America. "
target: 72andSunny PR
72andsunny is a modern full-service design and advertising company with offices in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Founded in 2004, they are dedicated to unleashing creativity across all platforms and solving tough business problems with massively integrated ideas.
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closed 5/7/2010 via BusinessWire

ParkerHayden, Inc. merged with BrandExtract, LLC.,

synopsis: Integrated branding and communications consulting firm BrandExtract, LLC, announced that it has merged with ParkerHayden, Inc., creating one of the region’s most experienced and comprehensive integrated branding, marketing and communications firms.
buyer: BrandExtract, LLC.
BrandExtract is a brand experience company that provides savvy business solutions and creative, compelling marketing that help clients grow. "
target: ParkerHayden, Inc.
Parker: Hayden is a Houston-based design and advertising agency.
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closed 4/9/2010 via BusinessWire

Round2 Communications, acquired AW Communications

synopsis: Round2 Communications recently completed the full acquisition of AW Communications, an advertising and media group. The acquisitions continue the five year strategic plan set forth by agency Chairman and CEO Garfield Ricketts by expanding Round2’s global media footprint and bringing the agency’s overall billings to approximately $150MM.
buyer: Round2 Communications
Founded in 1993 by CEO Garfield Ricketts, Los Angeles–based Round2 was created to accelerate client success by delivering customized advertising media solutions through our dedicated team of experienced specialists and skilled negotiators. "
target: AW Communications
AW Communications is an advertising and media group specialising in the creation of above and below the line marketing campaigns and the placement of advertising in the media. Three companies operate within the group: t7F London, AW Media, and nextdoor.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$32
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EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2010 via BusinessWire

Round2 Communications, acquired Robson Brown

synopsis: Round2 Communications recently completed the full acquisition of Robson Brown, a 90-person agency, which launched in 1983. The acquisitions continue the five year strategic plan set forth by agency Chairman and CEO Garfield Ricketts by expanding Round2’s global media footprint and bringing the agency’s overall billings to approximately $150MM.
buyer: Round2 Communications
Founded in 1993 by CEO Garfield Ricketts, Los Angeles–based Round2 was created to accelerate client success by delivering customized advertising media solutions through our dedicated team of experienced specialists and skilled negotiators. "
target: Robson Brown
Robson Brown, a 90-person agency, which launched in 1983 and bills approximately $55MM (£37MM) annually from such clients as Dreams, Metrocentre, Bellway, Manchester Arndale, Flymo, Newcastle Building Society, Benfield, Smokefree North East, Gentoo, NE1, Sealy Beds, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/24/2010 via PR Newswire

The Phelps Group, acquired Anita Santiago Advertising

synopsis: The Phelps Group, a leading integrated marketing communications (IMC) agency, has acquired two Los Angeles area agencies, Anita Santiago Advertising and Copia Creative. Anita Santiago Advertising has been known for its breakthrough Hispanic marketing campaigns on behalf of clients such as IKEA and Wells Fargo.
buyer: The Phelps Group
The Phelps Group is one of the largest independent marketing communications agencies on the West Coast. The firm offers public relations, advertising, interactive, media planning, direct response, promotions, strategic alliance and consulting services. "
target: Anita Santiago Advertising
Long recognized as one of the preeminent Spanish language advertising agencies in the country, Anita Santiago Advertising has positioned itself successfully as the strategic marketing partner of blue chip clients who are fully committed to becoming a major presence in the Latino market.
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closed 9/3/2009 via BusinessWire

Hakuhodo, Inc., acquired Mendelsohn Zien

synopsis: Mendelsohn Zien LLC announced that it has completed its transfer of ownership to Hakuhodo, Inc., the eighth largest advertising agency network in the world. In May of 2003, Hakuhodo became a minority partner in Mendelsohn Zien. Since then, the two companies have worked together on a number of projects both nationally and internationally.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Hakuhodo, Inc.
Hakuhodo, Inc., a subsidiary of Hakuhodo DY Holdings, is the 8th largest advertising agency in the world. They offer marketing and communications services including branding, strategice marketing, creative campaigns, and interactive marketing. "
target: Mendelsohn Zien
Mendelsohn Zien Advertising is a full-service agency. Mendelsohn Zien creates advertising for all media and ensure that their communication builds customer relationships, provides meaningful information, distinguishes the client's product from others, and makes every dollar work like three.
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closed 12/9/2008 via BusinessWire

The Partnership, Inc., acquired LevelOne Design, Inc.

synopsis: The Partnership, an independent interactive, advertising and design agency, recently announced the acquisition of Atlanta’s LevelOne Design.
buyer: The Partnership, Inc.
The Partnership, Inc. is a full-service interactive, advertising and design agency headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1983, The Partnership develops impactful campaigns for clients. "
target: LevelOne Design, Inc.
LevelOne is an award-winning interactive and design agency whose team demonstrates a passion for providing imaginative creative solutions to their clients everyday.
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closed 12/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Leo Burnett Company, acquired W&K Communications

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced the acquisition of the Chinese full-service advertising agency W&K Communications. Effective immediately, the agency will be re-branded as Leo Burnett W&K Beijing Advertising Co. and will become part of Leo Burnett Greater China operations.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Leo Burnett Company
Leo Burnett Worldwide, comprising the Leo Burnett brand agency and marketing partner Arc Worldwide, is one of the world's largest agency networks and a subsidiary of Publicis Groupe, the world's fourth-largest communications company. "
target: W&K Communications
W&K Communications employs nearly one hundred communications specialists between its Beijing and Guangzhou offices. The Chinese agency provides extensive services in advertising, promotions, television production and media buying.
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