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closed 1/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

FierceMarkets, Inc., acquired StorefrontBacktalk

synopsis: FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group LLC, has completed the acquisition of the StorefrontBacktalk retail technology publication from The Content Firm LLC. StorefrontBacktalk tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. "
target parent: The Content Firm LLC
target: StorefrontBacktalk
StorefrontBacktalk, which tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders, has built an avid readership through its focus on surprise, with a mix of editorial insight, commentary and reporting stories that have yet to be told.
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closed 4/1/2018 via Company Press Release

HighText Verlag, acquired Versandhausberater

synopsis: HighText Verlag has acquired Versandhausberater from FID Verlag. Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses.
buyer: HighText Verlag
HighText Verlag is a German publishing house that has published information for all markets in the digital economy since 1991. "
target parent: FID Verlag GmbH
target: Versandhausberater
Versandhausberater is an online platform that provides relevant news, trends, and business information for mail order and e-commerce businesses. Their online publications offer in-depth practical know-how and valuable strategy for German multichannel retailers.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Go PopUp, acquired Popupsquare

synopsis: Go—PopUp, Europe’s fast growing community marketplace for renting temporary and flexible space for pop up ideas, acquires the Dutch platform Popupsquare. Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide.
buyer: Go PopUp
Go—PopUp enables brands and creative businesses to connect to landlords and property owners to launch pop up ideas. The startup offers individual service, supporting those who want to test, promote and develop their business ideas. "
target: Popupsquare
Popupsquare was the very first online platform in the pop up business world wide. After launching in 2011, it organically grew to round about 900 registered members and a wide network of entrepreneurs, active pop up stores, fans and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
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closed 3/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Edge by Ascential, acquired Yimian Data

synopsis: UK-based Ascential, the specialist global information company, has acquired Yimian Data, a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China, and has integrated it as a division of Edge by Ascential, its digital commerce insights and advisory subsidiary.
buyer parent: Ascential plc
buyer: Edge by Ascential
UK-based Edge by Ascential gives global brands and retailers the knowledge to win in digital commerce by providing actionable, next-generation data, analytics, insights, and strategic consulting. Its suite of solutions includes Market Share, Digital Shelf, Price & Promotions, and Retail Insights. "
target: Yimian Data
Yimian Data is a leading AI-powered digital commerce data solutions provider from China. The company serves as a partner to business leaders, using data from market trends and customer feedback, machine learning, natural language processing, and AI to make faster, more intelligent business decisions
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$25
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announced 7/27/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC, will acquire G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment system providers. G2 Web Services will become part of Argus, a Verisk Analytics business.
buyer parent: Verisk Analytics, Inc.
buyer: Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC
Argus is a one-of-a-kind leading provider of information, scoring solutions, and advisory services to financial institutions across the globe. Their client base ranges from financial institutions and their regulators to various companies across the media industry and beyond. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is a leading global provider of merchant risk management solutions, including due diligence, compliance and fraud protection.
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closed 9/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Primus Capital Funds, acquired G2 Web Services, LLC.

synopsis: Primus Capital, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth companies within the business services, healthcare and education industries, announced the acquisition of G2 Web Services, LLC, the leading provider of merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management services to the payments industry.
buyer: Primus Capital Funds
Primus Capital is a private equity firm that invests in profitable growth companies in the lower middle market. Primus provides expansion capital and leads buyout and minority recapitalization transactions in the healthcare, business services, and for-profit education industries. "
target: G2 Web Services, LLC.
G2 Web Services is the leader in merchant compliance monitoring and e-commerce risk management. G2 works with acquiring banks, independent sales organizations, and other acquiring value chain members to identify, mitigate and monitor risk posed by their merchants’ online presences.
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closed 5/11/2005 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.

synopsis: DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Chrome Systems Corporation. Chrome Systems, based in Portland, Oregon, is a provider of vehicle configuration data and related software to the automotive retail industry.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack’s intuitive and high-value software solutions enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, agents and aftermarket providers. "
target: Chrome Systems Corporation, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Chrome Systems Corporation is the only independent provider of automotive data and software for selling vehicles online. Chrome pioneered the technology behind electronic vehicle configuration, providing an alternative to unwieldy and often outmoded auto manufacturer data sourceboo
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closed 9/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Callcredit Information Group, acquired Recipero

synopsis: Recipero is pleased to announce that is has been acquired by Callcredit Information Group in a deal designed to accelerate the growth of the company's fraud and identity protection strategy. Recipero has built one of the world's largest proprietary databases containing detailed information of the history and ownership of mobile devices.
buyer parent: GTCR, LLC
buyer: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group specialises in database marketing solutions, credit referencing and software analytics and fraud, and is an expert in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector. "
target: Recipero
Recipero has built one of the world's largest proprietary databases containing detailed information of the history and ownership of mobile devices. The business delivers over 5 million reports each month that enable retailers, recyclers, and the public and law enforcement to make informed decisions.
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closed 1/11/2013 via PE Hub

Avalara, purchased UPC Matrix Master™ from Tax Matrix

synopsis: Avalara, the market leading provider of sales tax and compliance automation services in the cloud, announced it has acquired UPC Matrix Master™, the world’s largest database of Universal Product Codes with specialized sales taxability data. UPC Matrix Master was formerly provided by Tax Matrix LLC.
buyer: Avalara (:$500.57)
Avalara's cloud solutions help thousands of customers stay focused on their core businesses by providing automated end to end compliance services including sales and use tax calculation, exemption certificate management, filing and remittance, and a broad array of related services. "
seller: Tax Matrix
Formerly provided by Tax Matrix LLC, Matrix Master is a patented, multi-state, product taxability database that maintains taxability information for more than 10 million products in thousands of tax jurisdictions across the U.S. The service is widely used by top storefront and ecommerce retailers.
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closed 11/28/2016 via BusinessWire

The Online Reporter merged with Faultline,

synopsis: UK analyst group Rethink Technology Research has acquired the 20-year-old publication “The Online Reporter” from Rider Research of Baton Rouge, USA. Rethink will merge The Online Reporter into its own Faultline service. TOR recently passed its 1,000th issue anniversary which makes it 20 years old, while Faultline was launched in 2003.
buyer parent: Rethink Technology Research
buyer: Faultline
Faultline provides a framework of technical understanding to help predict the future of digital entertainment and the global broadband economy. "
target parent: Rider Research
target: The Online Reporter
The Online Reporter is the weekly strategy briefing paper for people in the media and technology industries. Its research and analysis roughly falls into areas such as Broadband Technologies and Ad-supported, Subscription based services.
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closed 2/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, acquired Mascus

synopsis: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, the world's largest industrial auctioneer, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Mascus International Holding BV. Mascus is a leading online equipment listing service for used heavy machinery and trucks with the largest online market presence in Europe for heavy machinery and trucks.
buyer: Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA:$535.53)
Ritchie Bros. is the world's largest seller of used equipment for the construction, transportation, agriculture, material handling, energy, mining, forestry, marine and other industries. Ritchie Bros. TM solutions make it easy for the world's builders to buy and sell equipment with confidence. "
target parent: Vortex Capital Partners
target: Mascus
Mascus is a global leading online equipment listing service for farm machinery, forestry, material handling and grounds care equipment, construction, transportation vehicles and other heavy equipment. Mascus makes trading in used machinery and equipment quicker and more efficient.
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$27
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announced 5/1/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Vortex Capital Partners, will acquire Mascus

synopsis: Alma Media has decided to sell Mascus, an electronic marketplace for trucks, heavy machinery and equipment. Alma Media is selling Mascus to Vortex Capital Partners, a Dutch based venture and expansion capital firm focused on technology companies.
buyer: Vortex Capital Partners
Vortex Capital Partners is an active venture capital firm investing in technology(-enabled) companies in the Benelux. They focus on software, internet, telecoms, semiconductors, infrastructure, technology-enabled services and media. "
target parent: Alma Media Oyj
target: Mascus
Mascus is an electronic marketplace for used construction, agricultural, forest, and groundscare machinery and transportation vehicles. Product ranges include tractors for sale, trailers for sale, used trucks for sale, diggers, box trailers, mini diggers and excavators, etc.
price ($mm)
$14
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$7
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closed 8/1/2014 via Market Wire

NewBay Media LLC, acquired AV-iQ

synopsis: NewBay Media, publisher of leading commercial AV magazines has announced the acquisition of AV-IQ, the AV industry's Equipment, Providers Directory & Industry Resource Center, from InfoComm International. AV-IQ is a comprehensive online resource for the pro-AV industry that includes equipment database, case studies and local service directories.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: NewBay Media LLC
NewBay Media is the leading information and marketing solutions provider for the Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video, Broadcast and Cable Television, and Education. They connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through award-winning content. "
target parent: InfoComm International
target: AV-iQ
AV-IQ provides North America with the most comprehensive pro-AV resource. Explore audiovisual equipment catalogs featuring the brand-new product data comparison tool and BIM library, and check out the case studies library for cutting-edge pro-AV inspiration.
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closed 10/6/2015 via BusinessWire

SDxCentral, acquired The Rayno Report

synopsis: SDxCentral, a digital media platform that exclusively covers the B2B IT infrastructure market and focuses on next-generation technologies, announced its acquisition of The Rayno Report, a news and analysis site on innovation and investment in the connected world.
buyer: SDxCentral
SDxCentral is the leading centralized source of news and resources covering Software-Defined Everything (SDx), SDN, NFV, cloud and virtualization infrastructure. These new technologies and approaches have the potential to change the way infrastructure is designed, built, purchased and consumed. "
target: The Rayno Report
The Rayno Report is a news and analysis site on innovation and investment in the connected world. The content and research services are distributed to millions of technology thought leaders who visit the website directly, or via email, social media, and distribution with partners.
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closed 6/14/2012 via GlobeNewswire

SmartPros Ltd., purchased 150+ E-Learning Courses and IP from Global Collaboration Partners LLC

synopsis: SmartPros Ltd. announced that it has purchased certain assets of online training company, Global Collaboration Partners LLC. The assets include more than 150 e-learning courses in the areas of environmental health, safety, human resources, and energy exploration markets, as well as certain intellectual property.
buyer: SmartPros Ltd. (SPRO:$13.51)
Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, and more. "
seller: Global Collaboration Partners LLC
Global Collaboration Partners is an e-learning company dedicated to creating the best possible online courseware for the global workforce. The company specializes in agile, accurate training.
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closed 1/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

FierceMarkets, Inc., acquired StorefrontBacktalk

synopsis: FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group LLC, has completed the acquisition of the StorefrontBacktalk retail technology publication from The Content Firm LLC. StorefrontBacktalk tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. "
target parent: The Content Firm LLC
target: StorefrontBacktalk
StorefrontBacktalk, which tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders, has built an avid readership through its focus on surprise, with a mix of editorial insight, commentary and reporting stories that have yet to be told.
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closed 1/8/2013 via GlobeNewswire

FierceMarkets, Inc., acquired StorefrontBacktalk

synopsis: FierceMarkets, a division of Questex Media Group LLC, has completed the acquisition of the StorefrontBacktalk retail technology publication from The Content Firm LLC. StorefrontBacktalk tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders.
buyer parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
buyer: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, and finance industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. "
target parent: The Content Firm LLC
target: StorefrontBacktalk
StorefrontBacktalk, which tracks retail technology, mobile and E-Commerce issues for a newsletter audience of over 21,000 retail industry insiders, has built an avid readership through its focus on surprise, with a mix of editorial insight, commentary and reporting stories that have yet to be told.
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closed 1/22/2008 via PR Newswire

Questex Media Group Inc, acquired FierceMarkets, Inc.

synopsis: Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider announced today its acquisition of FierceMarkets, a leading online B2B media company headquartered in Washington, D.C.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Questex Media Group Inc
Questex Media Group, Inc. is a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider. The company’s properties include 23 trade publications, 25 conferences and tradeshows, as well as a host of databases and online media brands. "
target: FierceMarkets, Inc.
FierceMarkets, a leader in B2B e-media, provides information and marketing services in the Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Healthcare, IT, and Finance industries through its portfolio of e-mail newsletters, web sites, webinars, and live events.
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announced 6/23/2021 via PR Newswire

HH Global, will acquire Adare International

synopsis: HH Global, a global outsourced marketing execution provider, will acquire Adare International from Endless LLP, a private equity firm in the UK. Adare is a British marketing company that helps brands connect with their customers. They provide services for shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
buyer: HH Global
Founded in 1991, HH Global is a global outsourced marketing execution provider. They develop innovative solutions that drive down the cost of their clients’ physical marketing procurement and content development, while improving quality, sustainability, and speed to market. "
target parent: Endless LLP
target: Adare International
Adare International is a British marketing company. Adare helps brands connect with their customers, creatively and effectively, in a multi-channel world. They provide services for creative, shopper marketing, event management, digital, direct marketing, print management, and more.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Gozoop, acquired Stratton Communications

synopsis: The Gozoop Group, an independent marketing company in India, has acquired Stratton Communications, a marketing agency in India that specializes in brand building, communications, and digital marketing. Stratton helps businesses to expand by connecting them to the right target group. They offer services for PR, social media, events, and more.
buyer: Gozoop
Gozoop is an independent marketing company in India that offers professional consultation and management services across multiple areas of online marketing. Gozoop specializes in crafting integrated solutions designed to helps brands and businesses win in the new world. "
target: Stratton Communications
Stratton Communications is a marketing agency in India that specializes in brand building, communications, and digital marketing. Stratton helps businesses to expand in various ways by connecting them to the right target group. They offer services for PR, social media, events, and more.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allied Global Marketing, acquired Honey+Buzz

synopsis: Allied Global Marketing, a full-service integrated marketing agency, has acquired Honey+Buzz, a creative agency in Ireland specializing in live, virtual and digital brand experiences. Honey+Buzz creates experiences that get people talking about their clients’ brands. They offer services for live and digital events, social media, SEO and more.
buyer: Allied Global Marketing
Allied Global Marketing is a full-service integrated marketing agency. Allied creates campaigns that drive conversion for some of the world’s biggest brands in film, TV, sports, gaming, live entertainment, cultural institutions, hospitality, and consumer brands. "
target: Honey+Buzz
Honey+Buzz is a creative agency in Ireland specializing in live, virtual and digital brand experiences. Honey+Buzz creates remarkable experiences that get people talking about their clients’ brands. They offer services for live and digital events, social media, influencer partnerships, SEO and more.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Frank PR, acquired Frank PR

synopsis: Frank, a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations, has completed a management buyout from Enero Group, taking back 100% ownership of the UK PR firm. The deal sees Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier acquire the remaining 75% held by Enero.
buyer: Frank PR
The management buyout was led by Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier. "
target parent: Enero Group Limited
target: Frank PR
Frank is a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations. They specialize in consumer PR, social media and online PR, events, experiential, content marketing, brand communication, and more.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

inurface media LTD, acquired EventsTag and We Are Interact

synopsis: Inurace, an end-to-end digital signage solutions provider that has worked with some of the best-known retail brands, has acquired We Are Interact and EventsTag. We Are Interact brings with it a specially developed software platform and experience of a number of large-scale events. EventsTag specializes in creating event content for brands.
buyer: inurface media LTD
inurface Media, launched in 2012, is an end-to-end digital signage solutions provider who has worked with New Look, Boots and Dr. Martens, among others. inurface media work in close collaboration with some of the world’s biggest brands to capture and retain audience attention. "
target parent: Mercia Asset Management PLC
target: EventsTag and We Are Interact
Based in the UK, EventsTag specializes in creating topical, entertaining and engaging event content for brands and integrating it with social media platforms for maximum reach. We Are Interact are disrupting the attractions industry by building a platform of digital interactions for physical spaces.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wire Media Limited merged with John Doe,

synopsis: Wire has merged with John Doe, a UK-based creative agency. Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
buyer: John Doe
John Doe is a UK-based creative agency. John Doe builds brands recognised for who they are and why they matter. They help brands to communicate their reason for being across channels and across the country. Their services include PR, advertising, digital, content, and experiential. "
target: Wire Media Limited
Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
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announced 12/23/2020 via Company Press Release

One Experience, will acquire Livestory

synopsis: One Experience, a private venue broker, approved the acquisition of the company Livestory, a communications company with over 20 years of experience that specializes in phygital, or physical and digital, communication.
buyer: One Experience (ENXTPA:MLOEX:$1.06)
One Experience, based in France, is a company that specializes in offering customers private venues where they can hold meetings, business conferences, parties, team building exercises, and the like. Each of the venues that One Experience offers is personalized for its guests. "
target parent: Manifestory
target: Livestory
Livestory, based in France, has spent over 20 years working in communications for all sorts of different clients. Specializing in phygital communications, the Livestory team has spent more than half their lives working with customers, who are treated like family.
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closed 12/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sid Lee, acquired Denizen

synopsis: Sid Lee, a creative agency based in Canada, has acquired Denizen, a social media creative agency that aims to make the social web a better place for brands and users. Denizen creates social campaign that helps their clients to expand their brand's social presence. Their services include creative development, production, experiential and more.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Sid Lee
Sid Lee is a leading creative agency based in Canada. Sid Lee creates transformative consumer experiences for brands across all contact points. They offer offer commercial creativity services in the fields of branding, digital and social marketing, advertising, experiential, and more. "
target: Denizen
Denizen is a social media creative agency that aims to make the social web a better place for brands and users. Denizen creates social campaign that helps their clients to expand their brand's social presence. Their services include creative development, production, experiential and more.
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closed 11/18/2020 via PR Newswire

A.P. Keaton, acquired PASK Productions

synopsis: A.P. Keaton, an award-winning full-service marketing agency, has acquired PASK Productions, a diversified marketing agency. PASK Productions specializes in planning and managing large and small experiential projects. The agency focuses on brand enhancement utilizing conceptual design, media tactics, event marketing and production management.
buyer: A.P. Keaton
A.P. Keaton is a New York-based full-service boutique marketing agency that works with top brands in a variety of categories, including alcoholic beverages, hospitality, lifestyle, cannabis and more. Their clients include Diageo, Pernod-Ricard, Bacardi, Moet Hennessy, AB InBev, Rolex and many more. "
target: PASK Productions
PASK Productions is a diversified marketing agency. PASK Productions specializes in planning and managing large and small experiential projects. The agency focuses on brand enhancement utilizing conceptual design, media tactics, event marketing and production management.
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closed 11/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Afry Group, acquired Lexter

synopsis: Lexter is acquired by Efterklang - part of the AFRY Group. Lexter is a Stockholm-based internationally leading and award-winning agency in sound architecture, audio branding, sound content and conceptual sound design. Lexter will its name to Efterklang, part of AFRY.
buyer: Afry Group (OM:AF B:$2,215.45)
AFRY is an international engineering, design and advisory company. They support their clients to progress in sustainability and digitalisation. They are 17,000 devoted experts within the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy. "
target: Lexter
Lexter is a Stockholm-based internationally leading and award-winning agency in sound architecture, audio branding, sound content and conceptual sound design. They design innovative sound experiences and environments for public and digital spaces.
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closed 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

Groundswell Experiential, acquired Pro-Ject

synopsis: Groundswell Experiential, an experiential marketing company, has acquired Pro-Ject Innovations, Inc., an experiential marketing, sponsorship consulting, and proprietary events company. Pro-Ject builds unforgettable experiences that connects audiences to brands. Their events enable brands to increase their sales and awareness.
buyer: Groundswell Experiential
Groundswell Experiential is an experiential marketing company. Groundswell Experiential generates waves of influence by crafting authentic and shareable brand experiences. They design experiences that drive participation and build meaningful connections between brands and consumers. "
target: Pro-Ject
Pro-Ject is an experiential marketing, sponsorship consulting, and proprietary events company. Pro-Ject builds unforgettable experiences that connects audiences to brands. Their experiential and proprietary events enable brands to get in front of their end-users to increase sales and awareness.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Muzlab, acquired Market Music

synopsis: Russian music streaming service for business Muzlab has acquired Belarus-born Market Music, which offers audio marketing and digital signage systems. The acquisition gives Moscow-based Muzlab ownership of Market Music’s suite of complementary products, over 8,000 new retail outlets, and technologies.
buyer: Muzlab
Based in Moscow, Muzlab is an audio streaming service for businesses. They create playlists - automatically, independently or using music editors. For example, the service team programs music streams that control customer behavior to help to increase the average bill. "
target: Market Music
Belarus-born Market Music offers audio marketing and digital signage systems. Market Music was initially founded in Minsk, Belarus, in 2012, and currently works in 4 countries: Russia (where it moved headquarters to in 2013), Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
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closed 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Influence Marketing, acquired Fervent Events

synopsis: Canada-based Influence Marketing has acquired Fervent Events Inc. Headquartered in Toronto, Fervent Events is an experiential marketing agency that creates non-traditional marketing campaigns that engage target markets directly. This acquisition provides increased depth and breadth of marketing services available to clients from both agencies.
buyer: Influence Marketing
Canada-based Influence Marketing creates immersive brand experiences in-field, amplifies them on-line, and drives purchase in-store. Influence Marketing helps clients engage consumers through innovative campaigns strategically designed to influence purchase decisions. "
target: Fervent Events
Fervent Events is a Canadian experiential marketing agency that creates, develops, and executes non-traditional marketing campaigns that engage target markets directly. The company specializes in creating live brand experiences hinged on face-to-face interactions and out of the box approaches.
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closed 5/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grand Marketing Solutions, acquired Barton Event Management

synopsis: Grand Marketing Solutions (GMS) has acquired Barton Event Management, a full-service resource for event management, marketing, and onsite logistics execution with a unique specialty in faith-based and religious events. GMS officials said the acquisition adds virtual event strategy to the company's portfolio.
buyer: Grand Marketing Solutions
Grand Marketing Solutions (GMS) is a full-service Marketing Agency in the local, national, and global markets. GMS' services include Strategics, Social Media, Email Marketing, Forecast Marketing, Web Development, Consulting, Research, and Branding. "
target: Barton Event Management
Barton Event Management (BEM) is a full-service resource for event management, marketing, and onsite logistics execution with a unique specialty in faith-based and religious events. BEM is devoted to growing its clients' events with marketing, sales, and publicity tactics that generate revenue.
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closed 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Born & Raised

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Born & Raised, an Australian brand and design agency. Born & Raised creates and celebrates brands, extracting their potential to make them matter more to their audiences. The agency offers services for brand identity, content production, experiential, and more.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Born & Raised
Born & Raised is an Australian brand and design agency. Born & Raised creates and celebrates brands, extracting their potential to make them matter more to their audiences. The agency offers services for brand identity, brand architecture, content planning and production, experiential, and more.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stadiumred Group, acquired Creative Riff

synopsis: Stadiumred Group, a global marketing and communications holding company, has acquired Creative Riff, an experiential marketing agency focusing on elevating strategic concepts through events, digital, social, PR, partnerships, and media. Creative Riff collaborates with brands to strategically choreograph and artfully build unique experiences.
buyer: Stadiumred Group
Stadiumred Group is a global marketing and communications holding company. Stadiumred Group offers a unique approach to marketing and building companies. The group operates companies in marketing verticals ranging from branding, creative, digital advertising, experiential marketing, and beyond. "
target: Creative Riff
Creative Riff is an experiential marketing agency focusing on elevating strategic concepts through events, digital, social, PR, partnerships, and media. Creative Riff collaborates with brands to strategically choreograph and artfully build unique experiences that yield tangible results.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quad/Graphics, acquired Apple Tree Group

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc., a global marketing services provider, has acquired Apple Tree Group, a strategic and creative agency specializing in point-of-sale advertising innovation for some of the world’s best-known brands. Apple Tree, which is based in Mexico City, serves clients around the world.
buyer: Quad/Graphics (QUAD:$3,923.40)
Quad/Graphics is a global marketing services provider that helps brand owners market their products, services and content more efficiently and effectively by using its strong print foundation in combination with other media channels. "
target: Apple Tree Group
Apple Tree Group is a strategic and creative agency specializing in point-of-sale advertising innovation for some of the world’s best-known brands. Apple Tree, which is based in Mexico City, serves clients around the world.
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closed 1/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Tapaus, acquired Eventyr AB

synopsis: The Nordics’ largest event marketing agency TAPAUS Ltd. strengthens its capabilities – particularly in employee events ­­– by acquiring Stockholm-based event agency Eventyr Ltd. Founded in 1995, Eventyr is a widely awarded event marketing agency made up of 32 event professionals.
buyer: Tapaus
Based in Finland, Tapaus is an event agency that creates a platform for the business and customers. They create a common ground where people can truly connect, build trust, and get people excited with real encounters. "
target: Eventyr AB
Eventyr Ltd is Sweden’s leading event agency. Founded in 1995, Eventyr is a widely awarded event marketing agency made up of 32 event professionals. Eventyr’s Managing Director Sofi Franzén was named Sweden’s CEO of the Year in 2018.
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closed 12/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired Shobiz

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired Shobiz, a multidisciplinary experiential communications agency in India. Shobiz delivers engaging and memorable experiential brand solutions that impact their clients businesses.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Shobiz
Shobiz is a multidisciplinary experiential communications agency in India. Shobiz delivers engaging and memorable experiential brand solutions that impact their clients businesses. The agency’s strengths include strategic planning, creative, graphic design, audience acquisition, and more.
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closed 11/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Community of Companies, acquired MKG and Pink Sparrow

synopsis: Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) has acquired award-winning national creative agency MKG and Pink Sparrow, a leading national design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments.
buyer: Acceleration Community of Companies
Composed of acquired marketing, media and communications agencies and complemented by an advisory service, Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) was created to guide and advise clients to move quickly and more efficiently with their branding, marketing and media decisions. "
target: MKG and Pink Sparrow
MKG is an award-winning creative agency specializing in brand experiences. Pink Sparrow is a design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments. They both have offices in New York City and Los Angeles.
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