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closed 11/16/2011 via PR Newswire

The Ohlson Group, acquired Safe Money Places

synopsis: The Ohlson Group, a national insurance marketing and consulting firm, announced that its SMP International, LLC has acquired www.safemoneyplaces.com, a website that describes and compares various safe money places. It is dedicated to safe money concepts and products only and does not provide investment, tax, or legal advice.
buyer: The Ohlson Group
The Ohlson Group, Inc. is an insurance and financial services marketing organization dedicated to meeting the distribution, administrative and marketing needs of independent producers, insurance companies and financial service firms. "
target: Safe Money Places
Safe Money Places operates a website that is dedicated to safe money concepts and products. This website describes and compares various safe money places. It does not offer investment, tax or legal advice.
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closed 1/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

ClearLink, acquired The Penny Hoarder

synopsis: Sykes Enterprises announced through its digital marketing subsidiary Clearlink the acquisition of Taylor Media Corporation, owner of The Penny Hoarder, a leading independent personal finance digital media company whose mission is delivering financial empowerment.
buyer parent: Sykes Enterprises Inc.
buyer: ClearLink
Clearlink is an award-winning digital marketing, sales conversion, and technology company in Salt Lake City. A trusted partner for Fortune 500 companies since 2003, Clearlink delivers intuitive, engaging experiences throughout the customer journey to connect consumers with its brand partners. "
target: The Penny Hoarder
Founded in 2010, The Penny Hoarder is one of the largest personal finance websites in the United States, averaging 14+ million monthly readers.
price ($mm)
$103
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$50
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2.1x
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closed 7/29/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Wise Publishing, Inc, acquired Half Banked

synopsis: Wise Publishing, Inc., a Canadian personal finance publisher, has acquired Ottawa-based Half Banked, a consumer finance website that offers stress-free money management tips for millennials. The acquisition furthers Wise Publishing's goal to become one of the top sources of personal finance information in the U.S. and Canada.
buyer: Wise Publishing, Inc
Toronto-based Wise Publishing, Inc., and its websites MoneyWise.com and MoneyWise.ca, provide personal finance information, news, and tools in ways that are clear, trustworthy, and engaging. The company helps readers save money, find the best bank accounts, and navigate other money matters. "
target: Half Banked
Canada-based Half Banked is a personal finance website that covers saving, spending, investing, and budgeting, all in an accessible way for millennials. About 50% of Half Banked’s readers are between ages 25 and 34, another 20% are between 18 and 24, and an estimated 65% are women.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Privé Technologies, acquired Hive Up

synopsis: Privé Technologies, a Hong Kong-based company that provides a modular solution for the wealth and asset management industry, has acquired Hive Up, an online platform in Singapore that empowers individuals to achieve their own version of financial freedom. Hive Up produces workshops and various forms of content to make financial literacy easy.
buyer: Privé Technologies
Privé Technologies is a Hong Kong-based company that provides a modular solution for the wealth and asset management industry. Privé Technologies offers solutions for wealth planning, risk profiling, investment exploration, algorithmic optimization, and personal reporting. "
target: Hive Up
Hive Up is an online platform in Singapore that empowers individuals to achieve their own version of financial freedom. Hive Up produces workshops and various forms of content to make financial literacy easy, along with digital tools to help plan and manage personal finances.
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closed 10/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Times Internet Limited, acquired Moneysights

synopsis: Times Internet has acquired the online personal finance platform Moneysights. Moneysights was founded in 2009 as a digital platform that allowed consumers to discover, personalize, acquire, and manage their investments.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Times Internet Limited
Times Internet Limited, an Internet network, operates a portfolio of Web and mobile properties. The company provides clients with opportunities to reach viewers worldwide by operating various Web properties in the domain of news, entertainment, music, local, telecom, e-commerce, and more. "
target: Moneysights
moneysights is the simplest way to invest online in Mutual Funds. It brings a refreshing take on investments for its users who otherwise find investments complex, boring & stressful. moneysights helps its users in discovering, evaluating, planning, buying & managing Mutual Funds.
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closed 5/5/2022 via BNC Analysis

FitBank, acquired EasyCredito

synopsis: Brazilian payment management startup FitBank has acquired the credit marketplace EasyCrédito, to strengthen its banking as a service (BaaS) business. Founded in 2015 in Goiânia, Brazil, EasyCrédito uses an algorithm that analyzes the profile of each consumer and increases by up to five times the chances of having their loan request approved.
buyer: FitBank
FitBank is the largest open banking outfit in Brazil, providing a white label platform that lets banks and fintechs offer bill payment, online treasury, banking, financial management, transfers and escrow services. "
target: EasyCredito
Based in Brazil, EasyCrédito is the largest personal loan, payroll, credit card, and refinancing search engine. EasyCrédito uses an algorithm that analyzes the profile of each consumer and increases their chances of loan request approval by up to five times.
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closed 11/28/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Consumerism Commentary

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of ConsumerismCommentary.com, a personal finance blog that has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Consumerism Commentary
Consumerism Commentary is a personal finance blog created in 2003. It has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jean Chatzky, acquired DailyWorth

synopsis: Jean Chatzky, a well-known personal finance expert and the financial editor at NBC’s Today show, has acquired DailyWorth, a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website.
buyer: Jean Chatzky
Jean Chatzky is the financial editor of NBC's TODAY show, an award-winning personal finance journalist, host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky and a New York Times bestselling author. "
target: DailyWorth
Launched in 2009, DailyWorth is a leading financial media company for women. DailyWorth delivers advice across all areas of finance, career and entrepreneurship via their daily newsletters and website. DailyWorth focuses on how money affects one's careers, relationships, children and communities.
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closed 4/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

NextRadioTV SA, acquired Moneyweb SARL

synopsis: NextRadioTV, an independent multi-media group, announced the acquisition of Moneyweb. The company offers advertisers a wide range of solutions and formats, including four Websites that include Tradingsat.com, LaVieImmo.com, Verif.com, and Zone-Turf.fr.
buyer: NextRadioTV SA (ENXTPA:NXT:$234.79)
NextRadioTV is an independent multi-media group focusing on 5 news themes: general news, sport, business, technology and discovery, across 4 types of media, radio, television, Internet and press magazines. "
target: Moneyweb SARL
MoneyWeb offers advertisers a wide range of solutions and formats, including four Websites that include Tradingsat.com, LaVieImmo.com, Verif.com, and Zone-Turf.fr.
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announced 3/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, will purchase TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH from Tomorrow Focus AG

synopsis: Tomorrow Focus AG signed an agreement with Burda Digital GmbH covering the sale of TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH, which is home to the TOMORROW FOCUS Group’s publishing activities including the news portal FOCUS Online; the German-language edition of The Huffington Post, a news portal and platform for blogs; and more.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Responsible for over 400 print and digital consumer brands, Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest media groups. It publishes more than 320 magazines around the globe. Burda has 165 million users, approximately 40 million paying consumers and 43,000 advertisers. "
seller: Tomorrow Focus AG (DB:TFA:$90.36)
TOMORROW FOCUS Publishing GmbH is the publishing segment of Tomorrow Focus AG. It includes TOMORROW FOCUS Media GmbH (one of Germany’s leading digital marketing providers) and TOMORROW FOCUS News+ GmbH, which operates a number of Internet portals such as the news journalism site FOCUS Online.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
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1.0x
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8.6x
closed 2/9/2010 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., acquired footnoted.org

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced it has acquired the Footnoted business of Financial Fineprint Inc. The acquisition includes the Footnoted.org website and the Footnoted Pro service. The site takes a closer look at the things that companies try to bury in their routine SEC filings.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,699.30)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
target: footnoted.org
footnoted.org was launched in August 2003 to coincide with the publication of the book, Financial Fine Print. Each day, the site takes a closer look at the things that companies try to bury in their routine SEC filings.
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closed 9/17/2009 via paidContent.org

Lovemoney.com, acquired Lovemoney.com

synopsis: Money info site The Motley Fool is selling off its UK consumer finance spin-off Lovemoney.com by means of a management and staff buy-out, just five months after launching it.
buyer: Lovemoney.com
lovemoney.com is a UK-based consumer finance education web portal. lovemoney offers blog posts, advice, and financial product comparison for consumers. "
target parent: The Motley Fool, Inc.
target: Lovemoney.com
lovemoney.com is a UK-based consumer finance education web portal. lovemoney offers blog posts, advice, and financial product comparison for consumers.
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closed 7/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Liberty Consulting LLC, acquired Focus Views

synopsis: Tradeshow Products Inc. announced the sale of Focus Views, its wholly owned subsidiary. Focus Views is principally in the financial service business, particularly in the maintenance and operation of an online financial publishing website.
buyer: Liberty Consulting LLC
Liberty Consulting LLC owns and maintains an online financial publishing website. "
target parent: Tradeshow Products Inc.
target: Focus Views
Focus Views is principally in the financial service business, particularly in the maintenance and operation of an online financial publishing website. The website will include original news and editorial content and unique user-friendly software applications along with streaming video.
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$0.17
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closed 5/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Strands, Inc., acquired NetworthIQ

synopsis: Strands, a leading developer of social recommendation technologies, has acquired NetworthIQ, a social personal finance Web site that lets people track, share, and compare their net worth. This news follows Strands’ acquisition of money management solution Expensr and the private beta launch of moneyStrands, Strands’ personal finance application.
buyer: Strands, Inc.
Strands develops technologies to better understand people's tastes and help them discover new things they will like. Strands has created a social recommendation engine that provides real-time recommendations of products and services through computers, mobile phones and other devices. "
target parent: Fourio
target: NetworthIQ
NetworthIQ was launched in 2005 to enable anyone to easily track their financial progress from a high level, and anonymously share it with the world if they choose, in order to benefit from community’s financial insights and experiences.
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closed 7/17/2007 via BusinessWire

InterSearch Group, Inc., acquired MyBanks.com

synopsis: InterSearch Group, Inc. a leading operator of premium, industry specific destination portals such as www.Banks.com, www.IRS.com and www.Look.com today announced it has acquired the internet domain, www.MyBanks.com.
buyer: InterSearch Group, Inc.
InterSearch Group is a leading operator of industry specific destination portals and provider of Internet search services through a combination of traffic aggregation and proprietary websites, such as www.Banks.com, www.IRS.com and www.Look.com. "
target: MyBanks.com
MyBanks.com provides a platform for personalized user pages, allowing visitors to monitor performance of their investment portfolios, record and analyze their income and expenses, and keep track of important consumer finance metrics.
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closed 5/22/2007 via Crain's BtoB

CBS Corporation, acquired Wallstrip.com

synopsis: CBS Corp. has acquired tiny startup Wallstrip.com, giving the old media giant's interactive division a foothold in the financial news blogosphere.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$25,931.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. "
target: Wallstrip.com
Wallstrip.com is a seven-month-old site that produces a humorous daily Web show about business that is widely syndicated on sites like YouTube, The Street.com and Google Finance.
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closed 4/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Vemm LLC

synopsis: QuinStreet, the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of Vemm LLC, an online lead generation company. Vemm has built a proprietary technology to source and evaluate leads and traffic, and has grown to serve some of the key players in auto, life and health insurance, as well as other personal finance markets.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Vemm LLC
VEMM is a Lead Generation and Performance Marketing company targeting Brazil. Vemm has built a proprietary technology to source and evaluate leads and traffic, and has grown rapidly to serve some of the key players in auto, life and health insurance, as well as other personal finance markets.
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closed 11/16/2011 via PR Newswire

The Ohlson Group, acquired Safe Money Places

synopsis: The Ohlson Group, a national insurance marketing and consulting firm, announced that its SMP International, LLC has acquired www.safemoneyplaces.com, a website that describes and compares various safe money places. It is dedicated to safe money concepts and products only and does not provide investment, tax, or legal advice.
buyer: The Ohlson Group
The Ohlson Group, Inc. is an insurance and financial services marketing organization dedicated to meeting the distribution, administrative and marketing needs of independent producers, insurance companies and financial service firms. "
target: Safe Money Places
Safe Money Places operates a website that is dedicated to safe money concepts and products. This website describes and compares various safe money places. It does not offer investment, tax or legal advice.
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closed 11/16/2011 via PR Newswire

The Ohlson Group, acquired Safe Money Places

synopsis: The Ohlson Group, a national insurance marketing and consulting firm, announced that its SMP International, LLC has acquired www.safemoneyplaces.com, a website that describes and compares various safe money places. It is dedicated to safe money concepts and products only and does not provide investment, tax, or legal advice.
buyer: The Ohlson Group
The Ohlson Group, Inc. is an insurance and financial services marketing organization dedicated to meeting the distribution, administrative and marketing needs of independent producers, insurance companies and financial service firms. "
target: Safe Money Places
Safe Money Places operates a website that is dedicated to safe money concepts and products. This website describes and compares various safe money places. It does not offer investment, tax or legal advice.
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announced 2/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Arch Capital Group Ltd., will acquire Precision Marketing Asia Pacific

synopsis: Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific, an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL:$6,928.20)
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, a part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., provides reinsurance to its clients around the globe. "
target: Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP) is an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
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closed 3/3/2021 via PR Newswire

AmeriLife Group, LLC, acquired DFS Marketing Inc.

synopsis: AmeriLife Group, LLC, a national leader in developing, marketing, and distributing annuity, life, and health insurance solutions, has acquired DFS Marketing, an FMO distributing annuity and life insurance through independent agents.
buyer: AmeriLife Group, LLC
AmeriLife, based in Clearwater, Florida, is a national leader in developing, marketing and distributing annuity, life and health insurance solutions to protect the health and retirement needs of consumers. "
target: DFS Marketing Inc.
DFS Marketing is an Insurance Marketing Organization (IMO) dedicated to meeting the needs of Insurance Professionals who focus their practice on the sale of Life Insurance and Annuities, including Fixed Indexed Annuities and Indexed Universal Life.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Integrity Marketing Group, acquired The Brokerage Resource

synopsis: Integrity Marketing Group, LLC, the nation's largest independent distributor of life and health insurance products, announced it has acquired The Brokerage Resource, an insurance marketing organization headquartered in North Carolina. They are recognized for their knowledge and experience in the life and health insurance space.
buyer: Integrity Marketing Group
Integrity Marketing Group is the nation's leading independent distributor of life and health insurance products focused on serving the Senior Market. Integrity develops and distributes life and health insurance products with insurance carrier partners. "
target: The Brokerage Resource
The Brokerage Resource is an insurance marketing organization headquartered in North Carolina. They are recognized for their knowledge and experience in the life and health insurance space.
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closed 8/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Barkley, acquired Meers Advertising

synopsis: Barkley announced that it is starting a dedicated group focused specifically on the health and finance sectors. As part of the initiative, Meers Advertising will join Barkley. Meers Advertising specializes in brands that protect the financial security of everyday people, in sectors such as health insurance and financial services.
buyer: Barkley
Barkley offers a full range of marketing communications services including advertising, public relations, cause branding, sponsorships and events, relationship marketing, social media, design, media planning and buying, motion graphics, research and interactive marketing. "
target: Meers Advertising
Meers Advertising specializes in brands that protect the financial security of everyday people. Brands in categories like insurance and financial services, to put a fine point on it. Meers knows how to connect these brands to their customers, even the elusive ones.
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closed 1/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Dressander|BHC, acquired Vick & Associates

synopsis: A leading independent financial marketing organization, Dressander|BHC (DBHC) has acquired another prominent FMO, Vick & Associates, as part of its growth plans. DBHC supports agents and financial advisors in providing solutions and products to help clients meet and protect their retirement-planning needs.
buyer parent: Futurity First Financial Corporation
buyer: Dressander|BHC
Dressander|BHC represents many annuity & life insurance companies and has access to the most of the industry's distribution products. It provides lead-generation systems, marketing strategies & tools, and turnkey seminar solutions to help independent producers see people and close business. "
target: Vick & Associates
Vick & Associates, Inc. is a National Marketing Organization for life and annuities, representing some of the most competitive and financially stable insurance companies in the industry. They provide marketing and sales support for successful financial advisors across the country.
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announced 12/16/2020 via Company Press Release

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire Jornaya

synopsis: Verisk, a leading data analytics provider, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Jornaya, a data-as-a-service (DaaS) company working in markets where customers invest significant time researching, analyzing, and comparing options on major-life purchases, such as cars, loans, insurance, or degrees.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,998.60)
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows. "
target: Jornaya
Jornaya is a data-as-a-service (DaaS) company working in markets where customers invest significant time researching, analyzing, and comparing options on major-life purchases, such as cars, loans, insurance, or degrees.
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closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Data Action, acquired Fusion Digital Pty Ltd

synopsis: Banking technology firm Data Action (DA) is building upon its close relationship with digital agency FUSION, announcing the acquisition of a significant shareholding in the digital agency.
buyer: Data Action
Data Action is a specialist software and services provider to the financial services industry. With an API-driven core banking platform securely hosted and offered, "as-a-service" in a private cloud, its solutions can scale with clients’ needs, offering flexibility alongside market-leading features."
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Fusion Digital Pty Ltd
FUSION is a pioneering digital agency with a specialisation in financial services and adjacent industries. The agency’s service offer includes digital strategy, design sprints, UX design and testing, data led growth marketing, in-house digital-build capabilities across web, mobile & voice and more.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

Mill Point Capital, acquired Affinion Insurance Solutions

synopsis: Mill Point Capital, a middle-market private equity firm focused on control-oriented investments, has acquired Affinion Insurance Solutions (AIS) from Affinion Group, one of the world's leading loyalty and customer engagement solutions companies. AIS is a leading provider of marketing and insurance administration expertise to financial institutions.
buyer parent: Millstein & Co., L.P.
buyer: Mill Point Capital
Mill Point Capital is a middle-market private equity firm focused on control-oriented investments in strong and established businesses looking to grow, as well as businesses undergoing transition. Their focus areas include business services and industrial investments in North America. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Affinion Insurance Solutions
Affinion Insurance Solutions (AIS) is a leading business services platform with deep expertise in the distribution, marketing and administration of a broad range of simplified, guaranteed-issue insurance products. The Company serves over 3,200 financial institutions and affinity associations.
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closed 4/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Caliber Corporate Advisers, acquired Leverage PR

synopsis: Caliber Corporate Advisers, a leading strategic marketing and public relations firm, announced the acquisition of Leverage PR, an Austin, Texas-based marketing and public relations firm specializing in the financial services, real estate and technology sectors.
buyer: Caliber Corporate Advisers
Caliber Corporate Advisers is a strategic marketing advisory firm that helps companies tell their story and connect with key stakeholders. They provide best-in-class strategy and tactical execution of public relations and content marketing initiatives, as well as contacts’ database research. "
target: Leverage PR
Leverage PR is a full-service marketing and public relations firm delivering strategic planning, media relations and communications services within the financial services, technology, and real estate sectors. Their team possesses a deep understanding of opportunities & challenges facing innovators.
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closed 7/19/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Phoenix Marketing International, acquired Synergistics Research Corporation

synopsis: Phoenix Marketing International, a global market research firm, announced the acquisition of Synergistics Research Corporation. Since 1981, Synergistics Research Corporation has been the leading provider of syndicated consumer and small business marketing research intelligence for the financial services industry.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International is a premier global marketing services firm providing its clients tailored and unique insights with expertise in product innovation, customer experience and communications. "
target: Synergistics Research Corporation
Synergistics Research Corporation provides syndicated consumer and small business marketing research intelligence for the financial services industry. Their shared-cost research represents a cost-effective way to obtain current survey research data, interpretation, and strategic analysis.
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closed 11/25/2015 via PR Newswire

Good2Go Auto Insurance, Inc., acquired Value Group Direct, LLC

synopsis: Value Group Direct (VGD), a full-service advertising agency specializing in direct response marketing, announced they've joined Independent Insurance Investments, Inc., the owner of Good2Go Auto Insurance and American Independent Insurance Companies. VGD will join the Good2Go team while retaining their current management team and Paoli, PA offices.
buyer parent: Inverness Management LLC
buyer: Good2Go Auto Insurance, Inc.
Good2Go offers affordable car insurance online to the non-standard automobile insurance market to help uninsured drivers get the car insurance they need to drive legally. Good2Go specializes in minimum liability car insurance, and also offers collision and comprehensive coverage. "
target: Value Group Direct, LLC
Based in Paoli, PA, Value Group Direct is a full-service advertising agency specializing in direct response marketing. Solutions across all marketing mediums include strategic planning; creative & design; production; media planning, buying & analysis; and database marketing and segmentation.
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closed 8/27/2015 via Company Press Release

Four Communications Group plc, acquired Broadgate Mainland

synopsis: Independent integrated agency Four Communications Group announced that it has acquired leading financial and professional services public relations agency Broadgate Mainland. The company is a leading PR agency that specialises in the financial, professional services and education sectors.
buyer: Four Communications Group plc
Four is a leading integrated agency with its key services include public relations, public affairs, marketing, sponsorship, digital & content & media buying with a particular focus on the property, travel, culture, healthcare, financial services and public sectors. "
target: Broadgate Mainland
Broadgate Mainland is a leading PR agency that specialises in the financial, professional services and education sectors. They forge close working relationships with their clients to help enhance their reputations and achieve business objectives.
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closed 11/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Baird Capital Partners, acquired PARTNERS+simons

synopsis: PARTNERS+simons, a leading brand communications company specializing in the healthcare and financial services industries, announced an investment from Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity.
buyer: Baird Capital Partners
Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, invests in lower middle-market companies in the business services, manufactured products and healthcare sectors. "
target: PARTNERS+simons
PARTNERS+simons is a brand communications company that generates unambiguous business outcomes for its clients in the healthcare, financial services, and technology sectors.
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closed 10/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Uncommn, acquired Marketing Partners

synopsis: Uncommn announced it has acquired Marketing Partners Inc., a well-known marketing services company based in Bethlehem, Pa. Since 1997, the agency has assisted hundreds of credit unions with marketing resources and dedicated programs. The combined company will operate as Uncommn Marketing Partners.
buyer: Uncommn
Uncommn provides strategic marketing and creates affordable custom websites for credit unions, community banks and organizations that embrace being different. "
target: Marketing Partners
Marketing Partners Inc. is a well-known marketing services company based in Bethlehem, Pa. Since 1997, the agency has assisted hundreds of credit unions with marketing resources and dedicated programs, from small credit unions to those with more than $2 billion in total assets.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Winbrook Associates Inc., acquired RPM Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Winbrook, Inc. announced the acquisition of RPM Associates, a Hingham, Massachusetts based company focused solely on providing New England banks and credit unions with printing, marketing and inventory control programs. RPM has provided over 60 banks and credit unions with business critical organizational, efficiency and cost savings programs.
buyer: Winbrook Associates Inc.
Winbrook sources, manages, fulfills and accounts for all things branded—print, promotional, packaging, display and digital—to bring marketing to life in the real world and help businesses to grow. "
target: RPM Associates, Inc.
RPM Associates is the premier service organization focused solely on providing New England banks and credit unions with printing, marketing and inventory control programs. RPM services offer everything needed to create and manage print inventory.
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closed 2/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired Plastic Mobile Inc.

synopsis: Havas, one of the world's largest global advertising, digital and communications groups, announced the acquisition of Plastic Mobile, an award-winning mobile agency that builds applications and other strategic solutions for m-commerce, encompassing retail, loyalty, payments, coupons, and in-store initiatives.
buyer parent: Bolloré
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Havas is one of the world's largest global communications groups, offering a range of communications services, including digital, advertising, direct marketing, media planning and buying, corporate communications, human resources, multimedia interactive communications, public relations, and more. "
target: Plastic Mobile Inc.
Plastic Mobile is an award-winning mobile marketing agency building strategic solutions in m-commerce - encompassing payments, wallets, transactions and coupons - as well as mobile loyalty, location-based marketing, mobile gaming, and in-store initiatives.
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closed 11/4/2013 via PR Newswire

The CHR Group, acquired Stan Adler Associates

synopsis: The CHR Group, an integrated marketing services holding company, announced that it acquired Stan Adler Associates (SAA). Stan Adler Associates (SAA) focuses primarily on the strategic marketing needs of mutual funds, investment managers, hedge funds, asset management firms, real estate investment trusts and real estate leasing and management firms.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group is an independent, globally oriented marketing services holding company. The firm has a unique vision on the evolution of the agency holding company and has been built and designed from the ground up to answer today's evolving client needs. "
target: Stan Adler Associates
Stan Adler Associates (SAA) focuses primarily on the strategic marketing needs of mutual funds, investment managers, hedge funds, asset management firms, real estate investment trusts and real estate leasing and management firms.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/13/2019 via PR Web

Doxim Solutions ULC, acquired Market Connections Inc.

synopsis: Doxim, a Canadian customer communications and engagement technology provider serving financial and regulated markets, has acquired Market Connections, Inc. (MCI), a Canadian company that develops customized communication solutions. Market Connections provides direct marketing services to the financial, corporate, real estate and dental markets.
buyer parent: GI Partners
buyer: Doxim Solutions ULC
Based in Canada, Doxim is a leading provider of SaaS-based customer engagement software for banks, credit unions, and wealth management firms. Doxim helps financial institutions transform their client experience, communicate effectively throughout the client lifecycle and improve cross-sell. "
target: Market Connections Inc.
Market Connections is a Canadian company that develops, designs and executes highly customized and personalized communication solutions. Market Connections provides direct marketing services to the financial, corporate, real estate and dental markets throughout Canada and the United States.
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announced 10/1/2018 via BusinessWire

eLocal, will acquire Ring Router

synopsis: eLocal, a leading provider of performance-based advertising for local, regional and national service businesses, announced they have reached agreement to acquire Ring Router, a revolutionary marketing solution that routes live calls from people interested in buying a business' products or services, directly to their phone.
buyer: eLocal
eLocal is a profitable, fast growing 10 year old internet advertising company whose mission is to connect consumers with local businesses, with a particular specialization in the home services and legal verticals. "
target: Ring Router
Ring Router is a revolutionary marketing solution that routes live calls from people interested in buying a business' products or services, directly to their phone.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/21/2016 via PE Hub

Spectrio, acquired TMS Audio Productions

synopsis: The Riverside Company has acquired TMS Audio Productions as an add-on to its Spectrio platform. TMS provides on-hold and messaging and marketing services for more than 400 customers, primarily in the healthcare and financial industries.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is a national provider of on-hold messaging and digital signage managed services that allow clients to deliver targeted marketing messages in a variety of ways. "
target: TMS Audio Productions
TMS is a provider of on-hold music and messaging services for customers who are mostly in the healthcare and financial sectors.
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