Like Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.

announced 9/29/2011 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Jingwei International Ltd ("Jingwei"), a leading provider of data-mining, interactive marketing and software services in China, announced that its subsidiary has entered into an Agreement to dispose of its legacy media business in Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd. to Mr. George Du, the CEO, President and Chairman of Jingwei.
buyer: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients. "
target parent: Jingwei International Limited
target: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients.
price ($mm)
$0.86
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired DPZ

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

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has taken a majority stake in its longterm affiliate Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett, one of the biggest and most distinguished creative advertising agencies in Switzerland. The agency provides the full range of advertising and communication services. Publicis Groupe previously had a minority (40%) stake in the agency.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services. "
target: Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett
Founded in 2002, Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett is a full-service advertising agency based in Zurich, Switzerland. The agency employs nearly 80 communications professionals and provides the full range of advertising and communication services, including below-the-line and digital services.
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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:$1,485.26)
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)
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$32
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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)
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$60
EBITDA ($mm)
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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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closed 11/12/2008 via PR Newswire

Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc., acquired Mcgarry Bowen Llc

synopsis: Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc. announced that it has acquired celebrated advertising agency mcgarrybowen. mcgarrybowen's New York headquarters, Chicago office and its digital arm, Continuity, will all continue to operate under the leadership of the mcgarrybowen executive management team, which now has access to the global resources of Dentsu.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc.
Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dentsu Inc., the world's largest single agency brand and the fifth largest agency holding company "
target: Mcgarry Bowen Llc
mcgarrybowen is a fully-integrated agency with advertising, design, relationship marketing and a digital arm, Continuity. The Agency has been the recipient of many honors, including Adweek's President's Award for the "non-traditional agency having the greatest impact on the industry."
price ($mm)
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$51
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closed 7/14/2008 via PR Newswire

BBDO WORLDWIDE, acquired Barefoot

synopsis: BBDO Worldwide announced that it has acquired Barefoot, Cincinnati's premier creative advertising agency. The 15-year old agency will become part of BBDO North America and a member of the Proximity Worldwide Network, BBDO's award-winning global direct and digital marketing network.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: BBDO WORLDWIDE
BBDO Worldwide is part of Omnicom Group Inc. In 2008, BBDO was named Network of the Year at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes for the second year in a row as well as winner of The Gunn Report as the most awarded agency network in the world for the second consecutive year. "
target: Barefoot
Founded in 1993, Barefoot is one of the fastest-growing advertising agencies in the country. Barefoot has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, making it onto the magazine's inaugural "Inc. 5000. list.
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closed 2/5/2008 via Company Description

Photon Group Ltd., acquired Naked Communications, Ltd

synopsis: Photon Group announced the acquisition of the world’s most highly regarded communications strategy consultancy, Naked Communications Ltd. Naked is an international, media neutral communications planning consultancy.
buyer: Photon Group Ltd. (ASX:EGG:$142.47)
Photon Group Limited provides marketing services, specializing in retail marketing and merchandising, advertising, public relations, graphic design, digital printing, production sales of e-mail marketing, events management, direct marketing, market research services and online marketing. "
target: Naked Communications, Ltd
Naked is an international, media neutral communications planning consultancy. The business was established to bridge the gap between media buyers and creative agencies and has since established niche operations across several different disciplines, including digital planning.
price ($mm)
$38
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$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
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closed 5/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Viewpoint Corporation, acquired MAKOS Advertising, L.P.

synopsis: Viewpoint Corporation, a leading Internet Marketing Technology company, has completed the acquisition of MAKOS Advertising, L.P., an Austin, Texas based full service creative agency that specializes in broadcast and video advertising, branding and graphic design.
buyer: Viewpoint Corporation (ENLV:$0.00)
Enliven Marketing Technologies Corporation is a leading Internet Marketing Technology Company, offering Internet marketing and online advertising solutions through a powerful combination of proprietary visualization technology, and a Premium Rich Media advertising platform. "
target: MAKOS Advertising, L.P.
MAKOS specializes in strategic advertising and marketing for consumer/retail, business-to-business and high-tech clients across all media - including television, radio, print and web design.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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$2
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.7x
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closed 5/17/2006 via BusinessWire

America Online, Inc., acquired Lightningcast Inc.

synopsis: AOL LLC today announced that it has acquired broadband video advertising innovator Lightningcast, Inc. of Washington, D.C. AOL's acquisition agreement with Lightningcast is dated May 5th, and closed on May 17th. Financial terms were not disclosed. Lightningcast was previously privately held.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: America Online, Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Lightningcast Inc.
In 1999 the founders of Lightningcast recognized that advertising on the broadband Internet would be very different from advertising on the narrowband Internet. The paradigm would likely be broadcast rather than print. The interface would likely be a player and not a webpage.
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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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$0.86
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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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announced 9/29/2011 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Jingwei International Ltd ("Jingwei"), a leading provider of data-mining, interactive marketing and software services in China, announced that its subsidiary has entered into an Agreement to dispose of its legacy media business in Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd. to Mr. George Du, the CEO, President and Chairman of Jingwei.
buyer: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients. "
target parent: Jingwei International Limited
target: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients.
price ($mm)
$0.86
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired DPZ

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

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has taken a majority stake in its longterm affiliate Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett, one of the biggest and most distinguished creative advertising agencies in Switzerland. The agency provides the full range of advertising and communication services. Publicis Groupe previously had a minority (40%) stake in the agency.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services. "
target: Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett
Founded in 2002, Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett is a full-service advertising agency based in Zurich, Switzerland. The agency employs nearly 80 communications professionals and provides the full range of advertising and communication services, including below-the-line and digital services.
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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:$1,485.26)
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)
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$32
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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)
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$60
EBITDA ($mm)
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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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closed 11/12/2008 via PR Newswire

Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc., acquired Mcgarry Bowen Llc

synopsis: Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc. announced that it has acquired celebrated advertising agency mcgarrybowen. mcgarrybowen's New York headquarters, Chicago office and its digital arm, Continuity, will all continue to operate under the leadership of the mcgarrybowen executive management team, which now has access to the global resources of Dentsu.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc.
Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dentsu Inc., the world's largest single agency brand and the fifth largest agency holding company "
target: Mcgarry Bowen Llc
mcgarrybowen is a fully-integrated agency with advertising, design, relationship marketing and a digital arm, Continuity. The Agency has been the recipient of many honors, including Adweek's President's Award for the "non-traditional agency having the greatest impact on the industry."
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$51
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2008 via PR Newswire

BBDO WORLDWIDE, acquired Barefoot

synopsis: BBDO Worldwide announced that it has acquired Barefoot, Cincinnati's premier creative advertising agency. The 15-year old agency will become part of BBDO North America and a member of the Proximity Worldwide Network, BBDO's award-winning global direct and digital marketing network.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: BBDO WORLDWIDE
BBDO Worldwide is part of Omnicom Group Inc. In 2008, BBDO was named Network of the Year at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes for the second year in a row as well as winner of The Gunn Report as the most awarded agency network in the world for the second consecutive year. "
target: Barefoot
Founded in 1993, Barefoot is one of the fastest-growing advertising agencies in the country. Barefoot has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, making it onto the magazine's inaugural "Inc. 5000. list.
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closed 2/5/2008 via Company Description

Photon Group Ltd., acquired Naked Communications, Ltd

synopsis: Photon Group announced the acquisition of the world’s most highly regarded communications strategy consultancy, Naked Communications Ltd. Naked is an international, media neutral communications planning consultancy.
buyer: Photon Group Ltd. (ASX:EGG:$142.47)
Photon Group Limited provides marketing services, specializing in retail marketing and merchandising, advertising, public relations, graphic design, digital printing, production sales of e-mail marketing, events management, direct marketing, market research services and online marketing. "
target: Naked Communications, Ltd
Naked is an international, media neutral communications planning consultancy. The business was established to bridge the gap between media buyers and creative agencies and has since established niche operations across several different disciplines, including digital planning.
price ($mm)
$38
rev ($mm)
$35
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/2/2007 via BusinessWire

Viewpoint Corporation, acquired MAKOS Advertising, L.P.

synopsis: Viewpoint Corporation, a leading Internet Marketing Technology company, has completed the acquisition of MAKOS Advertising, L.P., an Austin, Texas based full service creative agency that specializes in broadcast and video advertising, branding and graphic design.
buyer: Viewpoint Corporation (ENLV:$0.00)
Enliven Marketing Technologies Corporation is a leading Internet Marketing Technology Company, offering Internet marketing and online advertising solutions through a powerful combination of proprietary visualization technology, and a Premium Rich Media advertising platform. "
target: MAKOS Advertising, L.P.
MAKOS specializes in strategic advertising and marketing for consumer/retail, business-to-business and high-tech clients across all media - including television, radio, print and web design.
price ($mm)
$1.00
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/17/2006 via BusinessWire

America Online, Inc., acquired Lightningcast Inc.

synopsis: AOL LLC today announced that it has acquired broadband video advertising innovator Lightningcast, Inc. of Washington, D.C. AOL's acquisition agreement with Lightningcast is dated May 5th, and closed on May 17th. Financial terms were not disclosed. Lightningcast was previously privately held.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: America Online, Inc. (AOL:$2,569.00)
AOL is a leading global Web services company with an extensive suite of brands and offerings and a substantial worldwide audience. AOL’s business spans online content, products and services that the company offers to consumers, publishers and advertisers. "
target: Lightningcast Inc.
In 1999 the founders of Lightningcast recognized that advertising on the broadband Internet would be very different from advertising on the narrowband Internet. The paradigm would likely be broadcast rather than print. The interface would likely be a player and not a webpage.
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