Like Brilig LLC

closed 9/10/2012 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Brilig LLC

synopsis: Merkle announced that it has acquired New York-based Brilig, a leading digital data exchange for Online Advertising. The acquisition supports Merkle’s data-agnostic value proposition, which integrates the optimal mix of third-party data to drive marketing performance.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle, a customer relationship marketing firm, is the nation’s largest privately-held agency. By combining a complete range of marketing, technical, analytical and creative disciplines, Merkle works with clients to design, execute and evaluate connected CRM programs. "
target: Brilig LLC
Founded in 2009, Brilig is the first cooperative data marketplace for online display advertising. Unlike other legacy data marketplaces or exchanges, Brilig data is sourced cooperatively and normalized from hundreds or even thousands of discrete databases.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Freelancer.com, acquired Warrior Forum

synopsis: Freelancer.com has confirmed that it has acquired Warrior Forum, a marketplace and forum for digital marketing professionals. The company allows marketing professionals to swap intel on topics including SEO, mobile marketing, social media, ad networks and more.
buyer: Freelancer.com (ASX:FLN:$35.57)
Triple Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. Over 10.7 million registered users have posted 5.7 million projects and contests to date in over 600 areas. "
target: Warrior Forum
Warrior Forum, a marketplace and forum for digital marketing professionals. Warrior Forum allows marketing professionals to swap intel on topics including SEO, mobile marketing, social media, ad networks and more.
price ($mm)
$3.20
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/14/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Intema Solutions, will acquire Advertiise Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Intema Solutions Inc. is to acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of Advertiise Technologies Inc., an advertising marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of new & unique advertising opportunities as well as existing traditional advertising inventory across all advertising mediums.
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.09)
Intema is a publicly traded holding company that specializes in holding technological businesses in various technology sectors. They offer services in predictive marketing, behavioral email campaigns and custom integrations all aimed at helping optimize all client's business needs. "
target: Advertiise Technologies Inc.
Advertiise is an advertising marketplace that connects buyers and sellers of new & unique advertising opportunities as well as existing traditional advertising inventory across all advertising mediums.
price ($mm)
$0.74
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Freestar, acquired Vdopia Inc.

synopsis: Freestar, the leading monetization partner for content publishers, e-commerce sites, and app developers, is acquiring Vdopia’s Chocolate app mediation technology. Vdopia d/b/a Chocolate is a leader in mobile video advertising.
buyer: Freestar
Freestar is the leading monetization partner for content publishers, e-commerce sites, and app developers. By combining industry-leading technology, data, and massive scale, they enable busy site owners to seamlessly maximize revenue while freeing themselves of the hassles of ad operations. "
target: Vdopia Inc.
Vdopia dba Chocolate is a leader in mobile video advertising. Chocolate offers two core products, Chocolate Marketplace, a global programmatic buying and selling platform for mobile video advertising and Chocolate Mediation, an end-to-end monetization solution for app developers & publishers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Slidely, acquired Unstock

synopsis: Slidely, the visual content platform and creator of PROMO, the #1 video creation solution for SMBs, announced that it has acquired Unstock, a mobile-first User Generated Content video marketplace. Unstock's application allows video editors, brands, and agencies to request for, and buy footage or video clips from videographers.
buyer: Slidely
Based in Israel, Slidely is the leading visual content platform enabling businesses and individuals to create visual content easily and affordably. The Slidely UGC platform helps users discover, create and share visual stories, for free, in beautiful and creative ways. "
target: Unstock
Unstock is a mobile-first User Generated Content video marketplace. Its application allows video editors, brands, and agencies to request for, and buy footage or video clips from videographers. Handpicked as part of Angelpad #10, Unstock has quickly built a community of creators and clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/19/2014 via BNC Analysis

Blinkx Plc, will acquire AdKarma

synopsis: Blinkx plc, the Internet Media platform that connects audiences with brands through professionally generated content, announces that it will acquire AdKarma, LLC, a leading video supply side platform. AdKarma has strong relationships with supply partners, including integrations with many leading ad networks and exchanges with over 300 publishers.
buyer: Blinkx Plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
blinkx is an Internet media company that connects consumers and brands through content online. Their patented COncept Recognition Engine technology leverages speech recognition, text and image analysis to understand the meaning and context of video content to generate improved search relevancy. "
target: AdKarma
AdKarma has committed itself to providing publishers with a comprehensive and profitable solution for their non-guaranteed ad network inventory. With advanced optimization technology and a tireless staff, AdKarma has become one of the industry’s leaders in ad network inventory solutions.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2014 via PR Web

A6 Corporation, acquired ReachLogic Media, LLC

synopsis: A6 Corporation, a Seattle-based, early-stage startup that has built a living map of every meaningful page on the internet for online advertising purposes, announced that it has acquired ReachLogic Media, a programmatic trading desk based in New York City.
buyer: A6 Corporation
A6 Corporation is a privately held company formed in August 2011 focused on solving the visibility problem that plagues the RTB ad market. It maintains a comprehensive and living map of the internet that it calls the Internet Topology, tracking 13.5 billion relationships between URLs. "
target: ReachLogic Media, LLC
ReachLogic Media leverages the most sophisticated bidding technology in the market to optimize media spend allocation across over 50 billion impressions, 3,000 vetted inventory sources, and 100,000 domains globally, every day.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2012 via BusinessWire

Clever On Demand, acquired AudienceFUEL

synopsis: Clever On Demand, whose Networker software enables publishers to manage multiple advertising networks with ease, announced that it has acquired AudienceFUEL, the first and only publisher-to-publisher marketing platform. AudienceFUEL gives premium digital publishers new tools to grow audiences and revenue.
buyer: Clever On Demand
Clever On Demand’s mission is to protect and promote the interests of its clients so that they may earn the greatest return on their unsold online advertising space. Its Networker software enables publishers to manage multiple advertising networks with ease. "
target: AudienceFUEL
AudienceFUEL has the first and only publisher-to-publisher marketing platform. AudienceFUEL gives premium digital publishers new tools to grow audiences and revenue, using their house, low-valued or unsold ad inventory, with little to no additional costs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2012 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Brilig LLC

synopsis: Merkle announced that it has acquired New York-based Brilig, a leading digital data exchange for Online Advertising. The acquisition supports Merkle’s data-agnostic value proposition, which integrates the optimal mix of third-party data to drive marketing performance.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle, a customer relationship marketing firm, is the nation’s largest privately-held agency. By combining a complete range of marketing, technical, analytical and creative disciplines, Merkle works with clients to design, execute and evaluate connected CRM programs. "
target: Brilig LLC
Founded in 2009, Brilig is the first cooperative data marketplace for online display advertising. Unlike other legacy data marketplaces or exchanges, Brilig data is sourced cooperatively and normalized from hundreds or even thousands of discrete databases.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/15/2022 via Company Press Release

Merkle, Inc., will acquire Pexlify

synopsis: Dentsu Group Inc. has entered an agreement to acquire Pexlify, a leading Salesforce consultancy based in the UK and Ireland. Pexlify will join Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company within Dentsu Group’s international business, Dentsu International.
buyer parent: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Pexlify
Founded in 2015, Pexlify is a Salesforce implementation leader with 150 staff across its Dublin, London, Frankfurt, and Poland offices. It provides strategy, implementation, and integration services to clients across Salesforce Commerce, Experience, Marketing, Sales, and Service Cloud solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 8/27/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Merkle, Inc., acquired LiveArea

synopsis: PFSweb, Inc., a global commerce services company, announced that it has completed the sale of LiveArea, its global customer experience and commerce agency business unit, to Merkle, Inc., a leading technology-enabled, data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company within Dentsu Group’s international business, Dentsu International.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target parent: PFSweb, Inc.
target: LiveArea
LiveArea is an award-winning global customer experience and commerce agency. They bring the full potential of digital business to life, helping brands create meaningful and lasting customer connections.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
$85
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Media Storm, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Media Storm through Merkle. Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Media Storm, LLC
Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/30/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired 4Cite Marketing

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired 4Cite Marketing, a leading people-based identification and data services technology company. 4Cite will join Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing company and part of Dentsu Aegis Network.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: 4Cite Marketing
4Cite is a People-Based Identification and Data Insights services provider that uses proprietary web visitor identification, advanced data and Shopping Elsewhere™ email trigger technology to enable e-commerce retailers to influence their customer’s purchasing activity and optimize conversion rates.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/27/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Digital Pi

synopsis: Merkle, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency and Dentsu Aegis Network company, has announced the acquisition of Digital Pi, a leading digital marketing agency focused on marketing automation consulting services in the B2B sector.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Digital Pi
Digital Pi is a Marketo Platinum Services Partner that helps companies get sustainable, quantifiable business ROI from the Marketo Engagement Platform. The Digital Pi Gold Standard framework helps Marketo customers establish a solid foundation to scale their marketing quickly and efficiently.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has acquired Happy Marketer Group, Southeast Asia’s leading data-driven digital marketing agency. It will be rebranded as Happy Marketer, a Merkle Company – the acquisition will provide a strategic foundation for Merkle’s data, analytics, and CRM solutions in Asia Pacific.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Happy Marketer Pte. Ltd.
Happy Marketer is an award-winning digital marketing agency headquartered in Singapore. Their team consists of 55 digital experts spread across Singapore and India, where they provide marketing consulting and training in several industries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/17/2019 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Filter, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Seattle-based Filter, a leading experience design and digital marketing company serving Fortune 100 CPG and enterprise technology clients with embedded teams, on-site agencies, and fully outsourced solutions. Filter will join Merkle, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Filter, LLC
Seattle-based Filter is a leading experience design and digital marketing company serving Fortune 100 CPG and enterprise technology clients with embedded teams, on-site agencies, and fully outsourced solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., will acquire Namics

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Namics AG, a leading full-service digital agency in Switzerland and Germany. The company will be integrated with Merkle, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Namics
Namics AG is a leading full-service digital agency in Switzerland and Germany. Namics is a one-stop shop for strategic consulting, innovative concepts, creative work, as well as technical implementation involving a variety of disciplines.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$67
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Merkle, Inc., acquired Amicus Digital

synopsis: US data and technology agency giant, Merkle, has acquired Salesforce Marketing Cloud specialist, consultancy, Amicus Digital. Amicus Digital is an Australian-based technology, advisory and professional services company, specialising in marketing cloud technology and solutions.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Amicus Digital
Amicus Digital is an Australian-based technology, advisory and professional services company, specialising in marketing cloud technology and solutions.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 1/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired HelloWorld

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has acquired Detroit, Michigan-based HelloWorld, a digital marketing solutions provider focused on promotion and loyalty solutions. The business will be rebranded “HelloWorld, a Merkle Company.” Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: HelloWorld
HelloWorld is a digital marketing solutions company working with the world’s leading brands. The powerful combination of native platform technology and marketing strategy allows marketers to accelerate growth and deepen customer impact.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2017 via

Merkle, Inc., acquired DWA Media

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has acquired the global B-to-B digital media and marketing agency, DWA. The company will be integrated into Merkle, a leading marketing agency. DWA offers a range of services such as programmatic media, marketing automation, account-based marketing and content marketing consulting.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: DWA Media
DWA is a global media and marketing agency for technology companies. DWA offers a range of services such as programmatic media, marketing automation, account-based marketing and content marketing consulting – all for hundreds of the world's best technology companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/22/2017 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., will acquire Oxyma Group

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Oxyma Group, a leading performance marketing agency in the Netherlands and Dubai. Post-acquisition, Oxyma will be rebranded as Merkle, and all agencies as a Merkle company. Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Oxyma Group
Oxyma is a digital marketing agency with a true omni-channel service offering. Their 300+ Marketers, Data Scientists and IT Professionals have a 15 year track record of designing, building, running and improving complex Omni-Channel Marketing processes at major brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2017 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Sokrati Inc.

synopsis: Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced the launch of Merkle in India with the acquisition of Sokrati, India’s leading data-driven performance marketing and analytics agency.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Sokrati Inc.
Sokrati is India’s leading data-driven performance marketing and analytics agency. The company develops its integrated marketing offering with the help of data analytics, CRM based marketing, and the integration of online and offline data, as well as hyperlocal marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Aquila Insight

synopsis: Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced its acquisition of Aquila Insight, one of the largest independent data analytics organizations in the UK.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Aquila Insight
Headquartered in Edinburgh and London, with an additional office in Derby, Aquila Insight specializes in predictive analytics, media mix optimization, digital analytics, and CRM strategy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired DIVISADERO

synopsis: Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced its acquisition of DIVISADERO, a data-driven consultancy business specializing in digital intelligence and digital transformation.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: DIVISADERO
DIVISADERO is a leading Spanish consultancy firm focused on digital intelligence and Digital Transformation. Specialized in digital strategy, data collection, data analysis, data activation and data integration, DIVISADERO offers its data-driven business approach to enhance business results.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Axis41

synopsis: Merkle announced its acquisition of Salt Lake City based Axis41 (www.axis41.com), a leading web and app development agency focused on customer experience. The move supports the strategy of building within the network a set of full-scale people-based marketing capabilities rooted in data, analytics, and technology.
buyer parent: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights. "
target: Axis41
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Axis41 is a digital marketing agency specializing in brand strategy, creative content, UI/UX architecture, site analytics and CMS implementation. The agency has worked with industry-leading clients such as Adobe, Backcountry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Merkle, Inc.

synopsis: Dentsu Inc.’s Dentsu Aegis Network, a multinational media and digital marketing communications company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in data marketing firm Merkle. Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of nine global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights.
price ($mm)
$1,500
rev ($mm)
$436
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Comet Global Consulting

synopsis: Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced its acquisition of Comet Global Consulting, a leading global provider of inbound and outbound CRM, marketing, and real-time decision management solutions that enable companies to reach customers at moments that most influence their decisions and behaviors.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights. "
target: Comet Global Consulting
Comet Global Consulting specializes in supporting the successful implementation of CRM, marketing, and decision management solutions. Comet delivers complex, real world, inbound, and outbound marketing and customer management technology solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired DBG UK

synopsis: Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced its acquisition of DBG; a UK-based, independent marketing solutions agency that specializes in optimizing client data to make compelling connections to drive growth and improve marketing and business performance.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search. Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. "
target: DBG UK
DBG is a UK-based, independent marketing solutions agency that specializes in optimizing client data to make compelling connections to drive growth and improve marketing and business performance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/5/2015 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Periscopix Ltd

synopsis: Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced its acquisition of Periscopix, a leading London-based performance marketing agency. Periscopix specializes in search, programmatic media, and web analytics, delivering measurable results for top-tier global and European brands.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle, a technology-enabled, data-driven customer relationship marketing (CRM) firm, is the nation’s largest privately held agency. For more than 25 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. "
target: Periscopix Ltd
Founded in 2004, Periscopix focuses on the use of data, analytics, and technology to enable internationally recognized pay-per-click search, programmatic media buying, Google analytics consulting, and conversion rate optimization.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/8/2016 via Wall Street Journal

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Merkle, Inc.

synopsis: Dentsu Inc.’s Dentsu Aegis Network, a multinational media and digital marketing communications company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in data marketing firm Merkle. Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of nine global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights.
price ($mm)
$1,500
rev ($mm)
$436
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Hero Digital, acquired Beyond Vigilant

synopsis: Hero Digital announced it has completed the acquisition of Beyond Vigilant, a marketing technology agency that helps clients to envision and execute their future customer experiences.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Hero Digital
Hero Digital is a customer experience company. They combine strategy, design, content, engineering, marketing, and data analytics in their delivery of multi-channel customer experiences for brands. "
target: Beyond Vigilant
Beyond Vigilant is a marketing technology agency that helps clients to envision and execute their future customer experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Wipro Digital, acquired Rational Interaction

synopsis: Wipro Digital has acquired Rational Interaction, a full-service digital customer experience company. The acquisition will scale Wipro Digital’s offering for Chief Marketing Officers, connecting Rational Interaction’s ability to map and orchestrate the customer journey with Wipro Digital’s ability to design and build experiences at global scale.
buyer parent: Wipro Limited
buyer: Wipro Digital
Wipro Digital collaborates and iterates with clients to deliver customer-centered digital transformation. Working at the intersection of strategy, design, and technology, Wipro Digital derives insight, shape interaction, drive integration, and unlock innovation for its clients. "
target: Rational Interaction
Rational is a customer experience (CX) solutions firm that brings the strategic capabilities of a consultancy together with the creative and digital prowess of an agency. The firm lifts the overall customer experience from acquisition to advocacy and builds comprehensive CX solutions.
price ($mm)
$52
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Affinity ID

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has acquired Affinity ID, New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$11,738.00)
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: Affinity ID
Affinity ID is New Zealand’s leading independent customer experience agency. They are a technology and marketing agency, enabling large businesses to develop customer marketing platforms designed for systematic growth and scale.
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closed 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Avanade Inc., acquired Loud&Clear

synopsis: Avanade, the leading digital innovator on the Microsoft ecosystem, announced it has acquired Loud&Clear, an independent enterprise technology and experience design agency headquartered in Melbourne. Avanade’s clients will benefit from Loud&Clear’s capabilities and experience in User Experience (UX), Digital Strategy, Marketing Automation.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Avanade Inc.
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries. "
target: Loud&Clear
Loud&Clearis Australia's largest independent digital agency, founded in 2009. Over the last nine years they've grown to a team of 150+ focused on delivering world-class Experience Design, Sitecore and Drupal development and Digital Strategy for enterprise.
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closed 7/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ividata Group, acquired Ohwee Agency

synopsis: IVIDATA GROUP, a company specializing in Big Data solutions, announces the integration of OHWEE, a digital marketing agency. This integration allows IVIDATA to add end user / UX / mobility expertise to its existing offerings, and OHWEE to extend its competence in data marketing.
buyer: Ividata Group
IVIDATA is a consulting firm specializing in Digital and Big Data. It develops applications in in ERP, CRM, pharma, infrastructure, analytics. They dedicate their energy and technologies to accompany their customers to the end in the implementation of strategies and digital execution. "
target: Ohwee Agency
Ohwee is a digital marketing agency with end user /UX/ mobility expertise. OHWEE was founded in 2011 by Matthieu Da Conceicao. Among its clients are Taxis G7, Total, Cannes Film Festival, Remy Cointreau, Abbvie, and REALITIES group.
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closed 6/8/2017 via PR Newswire

Vincit Oy, acquired XTOPOLY

synopsis: Vincit, Europe's best place to work, acquires Digital Agency XTOPOLY. XTOPOLY is a digital brand agency with a deep practice in brand strategy, UX and UI. The company has designed multi-award winning customer experiences for some of the world's largest brands including Yamaha Watercrafts and Kellogg's.
buyer: Vincit Oy (HLSE:VINCIT:$70.66)
Vincit is a software development and design company based in Irvine and Palo Alto, California, and Tampere, Helsinki, Turku and Savonlinna, Finland. Founded in 2007, Vincit currently employs more than 320 professionals. "
target: XTOPOLY
XTOPOLY is a full-service Digital Agency that blends technology and creativity to produce memorable digital experiences across all connected screens. XTOPOLY has a deep practice in brand strategy, UX & UI. They have designed award winning customer experiences for some of the world's largest brands.
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announced 11/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Cognizant Technology Solutions, will acquire Mirabeau BV

synopsis: Cognizant announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Mirabeau BV, a digital marketing and customer experience agency specializing in industries such as travel and hospitality, financial services, retail, and B2B sectors. The acquisition will expand Cognizant's digital business capabilities across Europe.
buyer: Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH:$17,914.00)
Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. "
target: Mirabeau BV
Mirabeau is a digital agency with experts in the fields of customer experience design, marketing, development and cloud services. Since its beginning in 2001, in just 15 years, it has rapidly grown to become the market leader in the Dutch market.
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closed 5/9/2019 via PR Web

Prodege, LLC, acquired InboxDollars.com

synopsis: Prodege, LLC, an internet and media company that rewards its members with cash and free gift cards, announced that it has acquired leading rewards company CotterWeb Enterprises, Inc., which operates the rewards sites InboxDollars.com and SendEarnings.com, DailyRewards.com and InboxPounds.co.uk.
buyer: Prodege, LLC
Prodege is an internet and media company that rewards its members with cash and free gift cards. Prodege is comprised of four consumer brands; Swagbucks, MyPoints, ShopAtHome, and InboxDollars, which deliver engaging content and valuable rewards to more than 100 million members worldwide. "
target: InboxDollars.com
InboxDollars is an online rewards club that pays members cash for their online and mobile activities. Along with SendEarnings.com, InboxPounds.co.uk and DailyRewards.com, InboxDollars connects consumers and advertisers in a way that benefits both.
price ($mm)
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$25
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closed 12/22/2021 via Company Press Release

Avidly Oyj, acquired Digital 22

synopsis: Avidly, a leading European martech service provider, has acquired Digital 22 Online Limited, an elite HubSpot inbound marketing agency in the UK. Digital 22 helps businesses grow through inbound, content and performance marketing and services using HubSpot technology.
buyer: Avidly Oyj (HLSE:ZEE1V:$30.88)
Avidly is a leading European martech service provider. Avidly uses customer experience as a strategic tool to transform businesses. They partner with organizations of all sizes, from startups to Fortune 500 companies and are committed to create impactful solutions that help companies grow. "
target: Digital 22
Digital 22 is an elite HubSpot inbound marketing agency in the UK. Digital 22 helps businesses grow through inbound, content and performance marketing and services using HubSpot technology. They enable leaders to regain control of their marketing and companies to reach their full potential.
price ($mm)
$1.39
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$2
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2.9x
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closed 9/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Azerion BV, acquired Sublime

synopsis: Azerion, a digital gaming and monetisation platform, has made its latest acquisition in the form of French digital advertising company Sublime. Sublime, formerly known as ‘Sublime Skinz’, focuses on delivering creative and tailor-made programmatic advertising solutions to brands and publishers around the world.
buyer: Azerion BV (ENXTAM:AZRN:$0.00)
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present. "
target: Sublime
Sublime, formerly known as ‘Sublime Skinz’, focuses on delivering creative and tailor-made programmatic advertising solutions to brands and publishers around the world.
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closed 9/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Azerion BV, acquired Sublime

synopsis: Azerion, a digital gaming and monetisation platform, has made its latest acquisition in the form of French digital advertising company Sublime. Sublime, formerly known as ‘Sublime Skinz’, focuses on delivering creative and tailor-made programmatic advertising solutions to brands and publishers around the world.
buyer: Azerion BV (ENXTAM:AZRN:$0.00)
Azerion is a Netherlands-based media, gaming, and technology company that provides safe, reliable, valuable content and services. Azerion engages users while helping advertisers and publishers connect with them by tailoring advertising and content solutions to markets where they're present. "
target: Sublime
Sublime, formerly known as ‘Sublime Skinz’, focuses on delivering creative and tailor-made programmatic advertising solutions to brands and publishers around the world.
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announced 7/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Tinuiti Inc., will acquire Bliss Point Media

synopsis: Tinuiti, the largest independent performance marketing agency in the US, will acquire Bliss Point Media, a cutting edge video advertising agency delivering high-impact performance marketing campaigns. Bliss Point uses machine learning and algorithmic media buying to establish, optimize and scale TV and streaming video campaigns.
buyer: Tinuiti Inc.
Tinuiti is the largest independent performance marketing firm across Google, Facebook, and Amazon. With expert knowledge in search, social, Amazon & marketplaces, mobile apps, CRM & email marketing, and more, Tinuiti understands success requires both strategy and channel specialization. "
target: Bliss Point Media
Bliss Point Media is a cutting edge video advertising agency delivering high-impact performance marketing campaigns. Bliss Point uses machine learning and algorithmic media buying to establish, optimize and scale TV and streaming video campaigns for the most innovative direct-to-consumer companies.
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closed 2/19/2020 via PR Newswire

Jumbleberry, acquired Jumbleberry

synopsis: Stephen Jukes, Jumbleberry's Co-Founder, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Jumbleberry is a Digital Performance Marketing company. Jumbleberry connects direct-to-consumer brands with agencies and media buyers through advertising campaigns that drive customer acquisition on a fixed-cost-per-customer basis.
buyer: Jumbleberry
Jumbleberry is a Digital Performance Marketing company that provides solutions to clients around the world. Jumbleberry connects direct-to-consumer brands with agencies and media buyers through advertising campaigns that drive customer acquisition on a fixed-cost-per-customer basis. "
target: Jumbleberry
Jumbleberry is a Digital Performance Marketing company that provides solutions to clients around the world. Jumbleberry connects direct-to-consumer brands with agencies and media buyers through advertising campaigns that drive customer acquisition on a fixed-cost-per-customer basis.
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closed 12/11/2018 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Vision Integrated Graphics

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm, is pleased to announce that one of its affiliates has completed the acquisition of Vision Integrated Graphics Group LLC, a leading provider of tech-enabled, data-driven marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement for Fortune 1000 customers.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with over $25 billion of equity capital under management. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. "
target: Vision Integrated Graphics
Vision is a leading provider of tech-enabled, data-driven marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement for Fortune 1000 customers. The Company provides personalized, turnkey marketing solutions which generate high returns on investment.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Valassis, acquired One Brand Marketing

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in activating consumers through intelligent media delivery, announced that it has acquired One Brand Marketing. One Brand Marketing offers efficient postcard marketing solutions that enable merchants to target neighborhoods, create designs, print and mail a postcard campaign in real time.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis helps thousands of local and national brands tap the potential of industry-leading data through intelligent media delivery – understanding, engaging and inspiring millions of consumers to action with smarter cross-channel campaigns. "
target: One Brand Marketing
One Brand Marketing offers efficient postcard marketing solutions that enable merchants to target neighborhoods, create designs, print and mail a postcard campaign in real time. In addition, their Advanced Marketing Platform helps franchise organizations optimize local marketing programs.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BusinessWire

VerifySmart Corporation, acquired BP360 Group

synopsis: Verify Smart Corporation, a global leader in financial fraud prevention and innovative technology solutions announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of The BP360 proximity marketing group. BP360 includes executives who are experienced in developing successful Affiliate Marketing Sales Organizations.
buyer: VerifySmart Corporation (OTCPK:VSMR:$0.00)
Verify Smart Corp is an international technology company that develops and markets innovative solutions for the global digital market. The company also licenses patented technology for the prevention of debit/credit card and electronic transaction fraud. "
target: BP360 Group
The BP360 Group is a proximity marketing business. The company includes seasoned entrepreneurs and executives, experienced in developing successful Affiliate Marketing Sales Organizations, which include thousands of representatives, and advertising campaigns for various companies.
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announced 3/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Entravision Communications Corporation, will acquire Headway Digital

synopsis: Entravision Communications Corporation, a diversified media company serving Latino audiences and communities, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Headway, a leading provider of mobile, programmatic, data and performance digital marketing solutions primarily in the U.S., Mexico and Latin America.
buyer: Entravision Communications Corporation (EVC:$697.98)
Entravision Communications Corporation is a leading media company that reaches and engages U.S. Latinos across acculturation levels and media channels, as well as consumers in Mexico. The company's comprehensive portfolio incorporates integrated media and marketing solutions. "
target: Headway Digital
Headway, marketing powered by technology, is the leading data-driven media buying company for marketers worldwide, integrating proprietary technology and state-of-the-art partner platforms. Their technology combines DMP and powerful media buying capabilities in a one stop advertising platform.
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closed 10/19/2016 via Market Wire

MUNDOmedia Ltd., acquired 36 Labs, LLC

synopsis: MUNDOmedia has acquired 36 Labs, a supply side technology and performance marketing services company. 36 Labs' platforms have driven hundreds of millions in revenue while generating industry leading results for its partners and advertisers. Its foundation is driven by consistently analyzing data fed into CORE, its proprietary marketing platform.
buyer: MUNDOmedia Ltd.
MUNDOmedia is the global leader in data-driven digital marketing. The Company helps large brands grow their business by connecting them to an engaged global audience at the moment of greatest opportunity with a suite of proprietary technology powered by data. "
target: 36 Labs, LLC
36 Labs is a leader in technology-driven user acquisition ("UA"). Utilizing its proprietary marketing optimization technology named CORE, the hands-on team is able to assist brands of all sizes with enhancing their respective UA efforts across the globe.
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closed 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired DBG UK

synopsis: Merkle, a leading technology-enabled, data-driven performance marketing agency, announced its acquisition of DBG; a UK-based, independent marketing solutions agency that specializes in optimizing client data to make compelling connections to drive growth and improve marketing and business performance.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search. Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. "
target: DBG UK
DBG is a UK-based, independent marketing solutions agency that specializes in optimizing client data to make compelling connections to drive growth and improve marketing and business performance.
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