Like VerticalResponse Inc.

closed 7/25/2013 via Company Press Release

Deluxe Corporation, acquired VerticalResponse Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announces the acquisition of VerticalResponse. VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, online event marketing, postcard marketing and online surveys.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: VerticalResponse Inc.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of Web-based, self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, event marketing, direct mail and online surveys.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/12/2022 via BusinessWire

CommentSold, acquired Vizzlie

synopsis: CommentSold, the leading digital commerce solution that enables SMBs to unlock sales growth through live and social selling, has acquired Vizzlie, a marketing message customization and scheduling tool. Vizzlie enables online retailers to easily customize and schedule posts and comments for their Facebook Groups and Pages and Instagram feeds.
buyer: CommentSold
CommentSold provides the complete technology infrastructure retail SMBs need to operate and grow their businesses. The digital platform simplifies inventory and order management, payments, and more for business owners, and enables live and social selling on social media, mobile apps and websites. "
target: Vizzlie
Vizzlie is a social media and communication tool that helps direct sellers and small business owners optimize their time by providing scheduling services for emails, text messages, and social media posts to Facebook and Instagram.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., will acquire MailChimp

synopsis: Intuit will acquire Mailchimp, a world-class, global customer engagement and marketing platform for growing small and mid-market businesses. With the acquisition of Mailchimp, Intuit will accelerate two of its previously-shared strategic Big Bets: to become the center of small business growth; and to disrupt the small business mid-market.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$10,317.00)
Intuit is a global technology platform that helps its customers and communities overcome their most important financial challenges. Serving 100 million customers worldwide with TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, and Credit Karma, Intuit believes that everyone should have the opportunity to prosper. "
target: MailChimp
Mailchimp is an all-in-one marketing platform for growing businesses. Mailchimp empowers millions of customers around the world to start and grow their businesses with world-class marketing technology, award-winning customer support, and inspiring content.
price ($mm)
$12,000
rev ($mm)
$800
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
15.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/9/2020 via PR Web

ProProfs, acquired BigContacts

synopsis: ProProfs, a provider of SaaS products, has acquired BIGContacts from SureSwift Capital, a company that invests in SaaS businesses. BIGContacts is a web-based CRM solution for small businesses. BIGContacts offers a simple software solution allows users to keep their customers & prospects organized, send personalized emails, and track contacts.
buyer: ProProfs
ProProfs is a cloud-based SaaS company that hosts more than 1,000,000 pages of content in 70+ languages and is a leading platform for online training and assessment with the world's largest library of professional tests & quizzes. "
target parent: SureSwift Capital, Inc.
target: BigContacts
BIGContacts is a leading web-based CRM solution for small businesses. BIGContacts offers a simple CRM, email and contact management software solution allows users to keep their customers & prospects organized, automate tasks, send personalized emails, and track contacts.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Agile Media Network Inc., acquired popteam.inc.

synopsis: Agile Media Network Co., Ltd., a Japanese social media marketing company, has acquired all the shares of popteam. popteam Co., Ltd., based in Japan, provides a tool that supports automation of SNS (social networking services) marketing called "Digital Panda".
buyer: Agile Media Network Inc. (TSE:6573:$7.53)
Based in Japan, Agile Media Network Co., Ltd. (AMN) is developing a business to support conversation and communication between fans and companies/brands. Through the Ambassador Program ® and the CATAPULT platform, they promote product/service marketing activities with fan. "
target: popteam.inc.
popteam Co., Ltd., based in Japan, provides a tool that supports automation of SNS (social networking services) marketing called "Digital Panda". Digital Panda is widely used by small and medium-sized enterprises, and individuals such as influencers, etc.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/20/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Intema Solutions, will acquire Publitech

synopsis: Montreal-based Intema Solutions, maker of eFlyerMaker.com, an email platform with compliance and content creation suites, will acquire PUBLITECH, a Canadian leader in the development of relational and local web marketing platforms. PUBLITECH offers two online platforms designed to optimize online marketing efforts with minimal human intervention.
buyer: Intema Solutions (TSXV:ITM:$0.09)
Intema’s mission is to be the world’s premier digital marketing platform. A Canadian leader in permission-based email marketing, Intema provides a wide range of products and services, including SMS, content and predictive AI marketing, as well as related professional services. "
target: Publitech
Canada-based PUBLITECH is an innovative online marketing company that offers two online platforms designed to optimize online marketing efforts with minimal human intervention. PUBLITECH supports small to large businesses in the client acquisition, engagement, and retention space.
price ($mm)
$3.76
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

vCita, Inc., acquired WiseStamp

synopsis: vCita, a small business management app in Israel, has acquired WiseStamp, an Israeli email signature company. WiseStamp is a marketing solution for micro businesses and self-employed professionals. Their solution allows users to create a professional email signature in 30 seconds.
buyer: vCita, Inc.
vCita is a small business management app in Israel. vCita offers a SaaS solution that allows SMEs to manage their schedule, track invoices, organize data from clients, and collect payments. vCita allows their users to stay fully connected to their business, whenever and wherever they are. "
target: WiseStamp
WiseStamp is an Israeli email signature company. WiseStamp is a marketing solution for micro businesses and self-employed professionals. Their solution allows users to create a professional email signature in 30 seconds. They help their clients to promote their business and generate more leads.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

j2 Global, Inc., acquired iContact

synopsis: iContact, an email marketing firm launched in the Triangle 15 years ago, has been acquired by j2 Global, a leading Internet information and services company. Since 2003, small and medium businesses worldwide have achieved results by turning to iContact’s best-in-class automation and email marketing solutions and knowledgeable team members.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. is a leading Internet information and services company consisting of a portfolio of brands including IGN, Mashable, Speedtest, PCMag, Offers.com, Everyday Health and What To Expect in its Digital Media segment and eFax, Vipre, KeepItSafe and Livedrive in its Cloud Services segment. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: iContact
Since 2003, small and medium businesses worldwide have achieved significant results by turning to iContact’s best-in-class automation and email marketing solutions and knowledgeable team members.
price ($mm)
$49
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

CommentSold, acquired Spreesy

synopsis: CommentSold, a social eCommerce platform that helps businesses sell their products digitally, has acquired Spreesy, an automated eCommerce, marketing and CRM platform for small businesses. Spreesy makes any social network profile shoppable, and turns standard social network posts into purchasable products.
buyer: CommentSold
CommentSold is a social eCommerce platform that helps businesses sell their products digitally. CommentSold enables businesses to manage their inventory, automate invoicing, and sell through social networks. Businesses can sell on various social networks while managing a single inventory. "
target: Spreesy
Spreesy is an automated eCommerce, marketing and CRM platform for small businesses. Spreesy makes any social network profile shoppable, and turns standard social network posts into purchasable products. Spreesy can be used to create shoppable posts for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/12/2017 via BusinessWire

j2 Global, Inc., acquired StreamSend, Inc.

synopsis: j2 Global, Inc., the global provider of Internet services and digital media, has completed its acquisition of StreamSend, an innovative email marketing and behavioral marketing automation provider which provides a strategic marketing tool to small and midsize businesses to assist them with the creation and delivery of successful email campaigns.
buyer: j2 Global, Inc. (JCOM:$1,740.72)
j2 Global, Inc. provides Internet services through two segments: Business Cloud Services, which offers Internet fax, virtual phone, and unified communications solutions, and Digital Media, which offers technology, gaming, lifestyle and healthcare content through its digital properties. "
target: StreamSend, Inc.
StreamSend is an innovative email marketing and behavioral marketing automation provider. They provide a strategic marketing tool to small and midsize businesses to assist them with the creation and delivery of successful email campaigns.
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closed 3/7/2017 via PR Newswire

SendGrid, acquired Bizzy

synopsis: SendGrid, the leading delivery platform for customer communication that drives engagement and growth, announced the acquisition of Bizzy, an email marketing automation startup that helps marketers at small-to medium-sized companies optimize their email campaigns.
buyer: SendGrid
SendGrid is a proven, cloud-based customer communication platform that drives engagement and business growth. A leader in email deliverability, SendGrid successfully delivers over 35 billion emails each month for Internet and mobile-based customers as well as more traditional enterprises. "
target: Bizzy
Bizzy is an email marketing automation startup that helps marketers at small-to medium-sized companies optimize their email campaigns. Bizzy's solution uses an algorithm to segment users based on past purchase behaviors and determines if and when they should receive an email, and what it should say.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/15/2016 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., will acquire Demandforce, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Brands, a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories, announced it will acquire Demandforce, a leading marketing software service provider. Demandforce's award-winning products help build businesses a strong online reputation and leverage local network marketing.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Internet Brands® is a fully integrated online media and software services organization focused on four high-value vertical categories: Automotive, Health, Legal and Home / Travel. Internet Brands' powerful, proprietary operating platform provides the scalability to fuel the company's growth. "
target parent: Intuit, Inc.
target: Demandforce, Inc.
Demandforce is a leading online marketing and communication software service that helps local businesses thrive in the Internet economy. Demandforce's award-winning products help build businesses a strong online reputation and leverage local network marketing.
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closed 1/4/2016 via PR Web

Votigo, Inc., acquired Heyo

synopsis: Votigo, the complete social media marketing and promotions company, announced the acquisition of Heyo.com, the leading contest platform for small businesses. Heyo.com will continue to operate as a stand-alone brand and customers will not be affected.
buyer: Votigo, Inc.
Votigo is a leading social media marketing & promotions company with a SaaS platform and full-service solutions. Votigo's technology platform allows brands, agencies, and enterprises to acquire, engage, and manage their customers. "
target: Heyo
Heyo is a SaaS company providing a social marketing platform for small businesses looking to capture likes, emails, and sales. Heyo is unique in providing a simple interface for users to plan social media campaigns that are pre-tested and result in high conversion rates.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

Unchained Apps, Ltd., will acquire Social Agent Limited

synopsis: Unchained Apps, Ltd., a Shenzhen-based app developer, is acquiring lead generation startup SocialAgent. Their lead generation platform helps global SMEs tap into foreign markets by connecting them with local sales and marketing professionals.
buyer: Unchained Apps, Ltd.
Shenzhen-based, Gigabud develops and runs a broad portfolio of internationally-targeted apps under its western brand name Unchained Apps. Those include a series of Chinese language-learning apps as well as some productivity tools and games. "
target: Social Agent Limited
Social Agent Limited offers a SaaS lead generation platform for social needs of a business. As the web-based connector of businesses and freelance sales agents, Social Agent helps global SMEs tap into foreign markets by connecting them with local sales and marketing professionals.
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closed 9/23/2014 via GlobeNewswire

TBC Holdings I, Inc., acquired LocalVox

synopsis: TBC Holdings, a holding company created to acquire and manage advertising, marketing and technology companies, announced the purchase of LocalVox Media Inc. LocalVox provides a wide range of innovative and easy-to-use marketing software platforms targeting local and multi-location businesses.
buyer: TBC Holdings I, Inc.
TBC Holdings I, Inc., the parent company of The Berry Company, LLC, is a holding company created to acquire and manage various advertising, marketing and technology companies focused primarily on providing a wide range of leads-generating products to local advertisers. "
target: LocalVox
LocalVox is the leading local, social and mobile marketing platform that helps local businesses, franchises and multi-location brands market themselves online via the web, local SEO, social media, email, directories, deal sites, and mobile .
price ($mm)
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closed 5/18/2012 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., acquired Demandforce, Inc.

synopsis: Intuit Inc. announced it has completed its acquisition of Demandforce. Demandforce’s software as a service application is used by thousands of small businesses to automate marketing and customer communications, build and maintain a strong online reputation and raise their profile with local consumers.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$10,317.00)
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. "
target: Demandforce, Inc.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Demandforce's flagship product, Demandforce, connects Demandforce clients to over 100 million consumers via email communications, text messaging and online services.
price ($mm)
$424
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Paltalk, acquired Easy To Send

synopsis: Paltalk has acquired Easy To Send, an innovator in small business email and digital marketing. It offers a platform to source graphic designers in its Creative Marketplace as well as the opportunity to join its Easy Ad Network, a program allowing users to generate ad revenue through self-generated emails and integrated content management.
buyer: Paltalk (PALT:$13.27)
Paltalk is the premier provider of software and technology for real-time, rich media, interactive social networking. The Paltalk platform powers the largest collection of video-based communities and has continued to grow since it was launched in 1998. "
target parent: Jolt Media
target: Easy To Send
Easy To Send is an affordable and accessible email marketing management tool geared for the small and medium sized business market. Easy To Send offers a platform to source graphic designers in its Creative Marketplace as well as the opportunity to join its Easy Ad Network.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/22/2011 via Company Press Release

Meltwater Group, will acquire JitterJam Social CRM

synopsis: The Meltwater Group, a leading social media and news monitoring company, announced the acquisition of JitterJam®, a leader in Social CRM software. Together the companies will provide marketing, communications and advertising professionals with the most comprehensive set of tools for customers to transform conversations into lasting relationships.
buyer: Meltwater Group (:$359.79)
Meltwater Group is committed to disrupting the status quo through novel technologies and a powerful, global sales and distribution infrastructure. Meltwater Group currently delivers business solutions based on search engine technology, cloud computing, and biometrics. "
target: JitterJam Social CRM
Founded in 2008 in New Hampshire, JitterGram, Inc. is the developer of the JitterJam application. JitterJam is built specifically for consumer-facing companies in the mid- to small-business market who are looking to generate true ROI from social, mobile and email engagement and marketing.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/11/2011 via BusinessWire

Bluewater Direct, Inc., acquired Riverock Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Bluewater, a direct marketing software and services company, has announced the acquisition of social business software provider, Riverock Technologies, LLC. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Riverock is the developer of OnePlace social business software.
buyer: Bluewater Direct, Inc.
Bluewater Direct, Inc. is the leading provider of software and services to national brands with local direct marketing needs. Bluewater brings enterprise-class targeted marketing to the local level and gives national brands full visibility into all local marketing activities and results. "
target: Riverock Technologies, LLC
Riverock Technologies, LLC, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the developer of OnePlace social business software. OnePlace has over 20 separate features that increase business productivity and business organization.
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announced 6/23/2021 via PR Newswire

Constant Contact, Inc., will acquire SharpSpring

synopsis: Constant Contact will acquire SharpSpring, Inc., a cloud-based revenue growth and marketing automation platform that improves the effectiveness of small business's (SMBs) marketing strategy. The integration of SharpSpring will give Constant Contact's SMB clients the ability to easily and successfully engage customers throughout their journey.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: Constant Contact, Inc. (CTCT:$353.50)
Constant Contact is an established leader in online marketing. They offer tools and advice for setting up websites and online stores, leveraging social and search features to get new customers, and sending great-looking emails with the power to drive more sales. "
target: SharpSpring (SHSP:$30.22)
SharpSpring is a rapidly growing, highly-rated, global and affordable revenue growth platform delivered via a cloud-based SaaS solution. Thousands of businesses globally rely on SharpSpring to generate leads, improve conversions to sales, and drive higher returns on marketing investments.
price ($mm)[EV]
$221 [$208]
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/25/2013 via Company Press Release

Deluxe Corporation, acquired VerticalResponse Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announces the acquisition of VerticalResponse. VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, online event marketing, postcard marketing and online surveys.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: VerticalResponse Inc.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of Web-based, self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, event marketing, direct mail and online surveys.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/15/2011 via PR Newswire

VerticalResponse Inc., acquired Roost, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalResponse, a leading provider of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, online surveys, event marketing and direct mail marketing, announced its acquisition of Roost, a privately held social media marketing technology company based in San Francisco.
buyer: VerticalResponse Inc.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of Web-based, self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, event marketing, direct mail and online surveys. "
target: Roost, Inc.
Roost, Inc. is a social media marketing technology company based in San Francisco. Roost builds tools that save its customers time, increase engagement and increase the impact of social campaigns. The tools take the guesswork and time commitment out of social media marketing.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, will acquire First American Payment Systems

synopsis: Deluxe, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, is acquiring First American Payments Systems, a privately-owned large-scale payment processor that facilitates payments in-store and online.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: First American Payment Systems
First American is a privately-owned large-scale payment processor that facilitates payments in-store and online. It provides tools and solutions to merchants and partners that help people navigate the various payment channels.
price ($mm)
$960
rev ($mm)
$288
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, purchased Remittance Solutions from Fiserv, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe, a Trusted Business Technology™ company, announced it has acquired the Remittance Solutions assets of Fiserv, a global leader in financial services technology solutions. Fiserv’s remittance solutions business offers receivables management, remittance processing and lockbox services to customers.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
seller: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV:$16,226.00)
The acquisition includes the remittance solutions business of Fiserv. Fiserv’s remittance solutions business offers receivables management, remittance processing and lockbox services to customers. Fiserv is a global leader in financial services technology solutions.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired LogoMix

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it recently acquired 100 percent of privately held LogoMix, a Boston-based provider of logo design and other small business branding and marketing services. LogoMix enables businesses and individuals to create and purchase custom marketing products for use online and offline.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: LogoMix
LogoMix is a self-service marketing and branding platform serving more than 900,000 customers in 120 countries. LogoMix believes that making a logo, business card or custom marketing product like a pen, polo, or sign should not only be easy, it should be fun.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired RDM Corporation

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation and RDM Corporation of Canada announced that, through a wholly owned subsidiary, Deluxe has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the stock of RDM. RDM Corporation is a provider of remote deposit capture (RDC) software, hardware and digital imaging solutions for financial institutions and corporate clients.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: RDM Corporation (TSX:RC:$21.24)
RDM Corporation provides large financial institutions with Remote Deposit Capture solutions designed to help their clients simplify the way they do business. RDM provides both software and hardware solutions including web-based and mobile RDC, and manufactures a range of digital imaging scanners.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
closed 12/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired FMCG Direct

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired First Manhattan Consulting Group (FMCG Direct). FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: FMCG Direct
FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$83
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired InkHead, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation, parent company of Top 40 distributor Safeguard, has acquired InkHead Promotional Products. InkHead is an online distributor of custom promotional products, tradeshow giveaways, and personalized gifts for special events, custom apparel and corporate gifts. The acquisition will strengthen Deluxe's presence in the online market.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: InkHead, Inc.
InkHead is an online distributor of custom promotional products, tradeshow giveaways, and personalized gifts for special events, custom apparel and corporate gifts. They are committed to helping customers promote their business or event in a way that feels authentic to them.
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closed 10/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Datamyx

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, announced its acquisition of Datamyx LLC, a leading provider of integrated information, technology and analytics. Datamyx serves customers in industries ranging from banking, credit unions and mortgage providers to alternative finance, insurance and others.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: Datamyx
Datamyx is a leading provider of integrated information, technology and analytics solutions derived from all three national credit bureaus. Through its proprietary, online platform, Intelidata Express, Datamyx provides marketers with actionable insights that help maximize their return on investment.
price ($mm)
$160
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closed 5/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Safeguard Business Systems, Inc., acquired Fontis Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Safeguard Business Systems, a company that offers a comprehensive line of business management solutions to support the changing needs of businesses, acquired Fontis Solutions, a full-service commercial printing company that offers creative brand messages in print, promotional merchandise, online communications, and marketing services.
buyer parent: Deluxe Corporation
buyer: Safeguard Business Systems, Inc.
Safeguard offers a comprehensive line of business management solutions to support the changing needs of businesses across North America. They offer checks, forms and filing systems to full-color printing, promotional products, business apparel and Web services. "
target: Fontis Solutions, Inc.
Fontis Solutions is a business and marketing communications company that helps clients improve their return on all of their branded communications. They make managing multiple resources and types of media easy for their clients by acting as an extension of their clients' staff.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$40
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/23/2014 via Company Press Release

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Wausau Financial Systems

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced the acquisition of Wausau Financial Systems (WAUSAU), a market share leader in receivables management for commercial banks and major corporations. WAUSAU has established partnerships with an impressive roster of clients, including nine of the top 10 financial institutions and more than 50 Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: Wausau Financial Systems
WAUSAU Financial Systems is recognized for consistently delivering best-of-breed financial technology, services and solutions that integrate receivables, accelerate deposits and payments, and eliminate paper.
price ($mm)[EV]
$102 [$90]
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Destination Rewards, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation, a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Destination Rewards, a leading customer rewards and loyalty program provider based in Boca Raton, Florida.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: Destination Rewards, Inc.
Destination Rewards® is the industry's most innovative provider of zero liability rewards programs, specializing in loyalty, incentive and engagement solutions, that are based upon an expansive merchant network for discounted retail goods and services.
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closed 7/25/2013 via Company Press Release

Deluxe Corporation, acquired VerticalResponse Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announces the acquisition of VerticalResponse. VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, online event marketing, postcard marketing and online surveys.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corporation is one of the two largest check printers in the US, and provides personalized products and services to small businesses, financial institutions, and consumers. Deluxe offers design services, website services, print marketing, promotional products, and fraud protection services. "
target: VerticalResponse Inc.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VerticalResponse Inc. provides a full suite of Web-based, self-service marketing solutions for small businesses including email marketing, social media, event marketing, direct mail and online surveys.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2012 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired OrangeSoda, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired OrangeSoda, Inc., a leading internet marketing services company specializing in search, mobile, and social media campaign strategies for small businesses. OrangeSoda provides services directly to small businesses as well as through a growing number of strategic partners.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. The company's wide range of products and services include customized checks and forms as well as web-site development and hosting, search engine marketing, logo design and business networking. "
target: OrangeSoda, Inc.
Founded in 2006, OrangeSoda offers online marketing to local businesses with a unique blend of intelligent service and simple technology. By harmonizing services that cover the entire search engine results page, OrangeSoda provides the best return on investment.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/28/2011 via BusinessWire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired PsPrint, LLC

synopsis: Sverica International announced the sale of its portfolio company PsPrint, LLC to Deluxe Corporation. PsPrint is a leading online supplier of high-quality, custom printed promotional products and integrated design and mailing services to small- and medium- sized businesses, including non-profit organizations and educational institutions.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. The company's wide range of products and services include customized checks and forms as well as web-site development and hosting, search engine marketing, logo design and business networking. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: PsPrint, LLC
PsPrint combines state-of-the-art Internet capabilities and the industry's best printing equipment with experienced print professionals and color specialists to deliver convenient online ordering, consistent color matching and 99.7 percent on-time delivery.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2009 via PR Newswire

Hostopia, purchased Customer Assets from Aplus.Net

synopsis: Hostopia.com Inc., a unit of Deluxe Corporation, closed the previously announced acquisition of the shared Web services customer assets of Abacus America Inc., doing business as Aplus.net. The transaction will bring over 80,000 small business subscribers to the Deluxe customer base.
buyer parent: Deluxe Corporation
buyer: Hostopia
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies and internet service providers. "
seller parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
seller: Aplus.Net
Aplus.Net specializes in helping small businesses build an online customer base with a comprehensive range of services that includes web hosting and design, dedicated servers, online marketing, e-commerce, domain name registration, and much more.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Hostopia, acquired MerchEngines

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that its Hostopia unit has acquired the search engine marketing (SEM) firm MerchEngines. MerchEngines' SEM solutions help small businesses acquire new customers by generating visitors to their websites. This acquisition adds new and more robust SEM capabilities to the Hostopia portfolio of services.
buyer parent: Deluxe Corporation
buyer: Hostopia
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies and internet service providers. "
target: MerchEngines
MerchEngines.com is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that provides ad agencies, traditional media companies, online publishers, and local aggregators a hosted and fully managed search marketing solution.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/30/2008 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired PartnerUp

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation has acquired PartnerUp, an online networking community for small businesses and entrepreneurs. This acquisition is aligned with Deluxe's continued focus on creating a strategic portfolio of services and products that spans the full small business workflow.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: PartnerUp
PartnerUp is an online community that connects entrepreneurs with other business people and professionals who can help them to build their company and vice versa. We do this by allowing entrepreneurs to post opportunities, and by allowing professionals to post their skills and experience.
price ($mm)
$3.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/19/2008 via

Deluxe Corporation, acquired Hostopia

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation and Hostopia.com Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Deluxe to acquire Hostopia, a leading provider of web services that enable small and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: Hostopia
Hostopia is a leading provider of web services that enable small- and medium-sized businesses to establish and maintain an Internet presence. The company's customers are communication services providers, including telecommunication carriers, cable companies and internet service providers.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 10/26/2006 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired The Johnson Group

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation has purchased the assets of The Johnson Group, an award-winning commercial printing enterprise, and its affiliated companies. The Johnson Group is headquartered in Rockford, Illinois and employs 130 people.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: The Johnson Group
The Johnson Group serves its nation-wide customers through a complete menu of full prepress support, one-to-multi-color offset and digital printing, extensive finishing, bindery, mailing, and fulfillment support. The Johnson Group is a leader in the digital arena, providing innovative web-to-print.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/25/2004 via PR Newswire

Deluxe Corporation, acquired New England Business Service, Inc.

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation DLX today announced the successful completion of the cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of New England Business Service, Inc. NEB. The tender offer, which commenced on May 25, 2004, expired at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 24, 2004.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,790.78)
Deluxe Corp. provides a wide range of customized products and services: personalized printed items, promotional products, web services, fraud prevention and marketing services, financial institution customer loyalty and retention programs and business networking services. "
target: New England Business Service, Inc.
New England Business Service, Inc. is a leading business-to-business direct marketing company with 2.5 million active small business customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and France. NEBS supplies a wide variety of business products and services which are marketed through direc
price ($mm)
$766
rev ($mm)
$680
EBITDA ($mm)
$82
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.3x
closed 9/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Hill+Knowlton Strategies, acquired JeffreyGroup

synopsis: WPP announced the acquisition of JeffreyGroup, one of the most respected independent corporate communications, public affairs, and marketing consulting firms in Latin America. JeffreyGroup will join the Hill+Knowlton Strategies international network and will create the largest global communications agency presence in Latin America.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is an international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational, and global clients. "
target: JeffreyGroup
JeffreyGroup is the leading independent corporate communications, public affairs and marketing consulting firm in Latin America, with a successful 29-year track record advising multinational companies and global brands across a broad range of industry sectors.
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closed 9/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Southfields Group, acquired Migration Creates

synopsis: Southfields, an investment holdings, private equity and growth stage venture firm in South Africa, has acquired Migration, a strategic, innovation, marketing & communications consultancy in South Africa. Migration creates transformative journeys that engage customers, grow world class businesses, and builds brands for deeper human connection.
buyer: Southfields Group
Southfields is an investment holdings, private equity and growth stage venture firm in South Africa. Southfields is dedicated to cultivating innovative businesses. They invest in businesses related to professional services, communications, media, technology, digital, data, and business solutions. "
target: Migration Creates
Migration is a strategic, innovation, marketing & communications consultancy in South Africa. Migration is a trusted partner that creates transformative journeys that engage customers, grow world class businesses, enables purposeful communication, and builds brands for deeper human connection.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Search Discovery, Inc., acquired Allturna

synopsis: Search Discovery has acquired Allturna, a Salesforce Marketing Cloud Engagement Partner specializing in Health and Life Sciences. Search Discovery is now uniquely positioned to help Salesforce Marketing Cloud clients take full advantage of the platform's capabilities.
buyer: Search Discovery, Inc.
Search Discovery is a data transformation company that helps organizations use their data with purpose to drive measurable business impact. Its services and solutions help global organizations at every stage of data transformation, including strategy, implementation, and optimization. "
target: Allturna
Allturna helps sales and marketing clients develop data-centric marketing strategies and tactics, delivers data integration and management services, and applies significant marketing cloud expertise and operations to help clients achieve business impact and analytics insights.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Pearman Media Pty. Ltd., acquired MediaSmiths Australia

synopsis: One of Australia’s largest independent media agencies, Pearman (est 1996), has acquired established media agency MediaSmiths to offer a comprehensive suite of media and advertising services to clients. Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy budget.
buyer: Pearman Media Pty. Ltd.
Pearman is one of Australia's largest independent media agencies. Established in 1996, they are 100% Australian owned. With no reporting to Paris, London or New York Pearman makes its own decisions quickly and decisively. "
target: MediaSmiths Australia
Since 2007, MediaSmiths has been the hands-on partner to hundreds of clients who needed to achieve more from their media strategy and marketing budget. MediaSmiths has grown with the companies they support to become one of Sydney’s most established independent media & marketing agencies.
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announced 5/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, will acquire M&C Saatchi plc

synopsis: Next Fifteen Group (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network. M&C Saatchi connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data and technology, to help clients navigate, create and lead meaningful change.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$394.58)
Based in the UK, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy, Brutal Simplicity of Thought, Diversity of Thought, Independence, and Ownership, their work connects buyers and sellers as simply and as powerfully as possible.
price ($mm)[EV]
$377 [$407]
rev ($mm)
$534
EBITDA ($mm)
$56
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
7.2x
announced 5/18/2022 via BusinessWire

Chatham Asset Management, will acquire Vericast

synopsis: Chatham Asset Management, an investment advisor serving high net worth individuals, retirement plans and trusts, is to acquire Vericast. a marketing company that is reimagining marketing solutions one business-to-human connection at a time.
buyer: Chatham Asset Management
Chatham Wealth Management located in Chatham New Jersey is a SEC registered investment advisor serving high net worth individuals, retirement plans and trusts. The Firm and its predecessors have been in business since 1978. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: Vericast
Vericast is reimagining marketing solutions one business-to-human connection at a time. By influencing how over 120 million households eat, shop, buy, save and borrow, Vericast fuels commerce, drives economic growth and directly accelerates revenue potential for thousands of brands and businesses.
price ($mm)
$2.85
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/28/2022 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, has acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG) from Equistone Partners Europe. A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services an
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$310.07)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services and smart, intuitive tech.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Next 15, will acquire Engine Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire Engine Group, a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$470.06)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Engine Group Ltd
Engine is a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
price ($mm)
$104
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Brunner Inc., acquired Brunner Inc.

synopsis: Full service independent marketing agency, Brunner Inc. is being sold to an expanded ownership group comprised of the firm’s current leadership. The company will be led by Scott Morgan, President; and Rick Gardinier, Chief Digital Officer.
buyer: Brunner Inc.
The company will be led by Scott Morgan, president; and Rick Gardinier, chief digital officer, along with other top management team members in a partnership role — Ken Johns, client experience officer; Erin Stoner, chief financial officer; and Dan Gbur, performance marketing officer. "
target: Brunner Inc.
Brunner is a full service independent marketing agency. They specialize in strategy, media, data science & analytics, marketing automation & CRM, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

MISSION Group, acquired Soul

synopsis: The MISSION Group, a collective of creative and MarTech agencies based in the UK, has acquired Soul, a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul creates marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
buyer: MISSION Group (AIM:TMMG:$176.19)
MISSION is a technology-embraced marketing communications and advertising group delivering digital, brand, marketing, advertising and full service communications. MISSION employs more than 1,000 people across the UK, Asia and the US, and works with some of the world’s leading brands. "
target: Soul
Soul is a leading customer engagement agency in the UK. Soul works with psychologists to help businesses better understand human nature. They create marketing campaigns that enable brands to have a heart to heart with their customers and understand their decision-making processes and motivators.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/9/2021 via PR Web

Mainspire merged with The Enablement Group,

synopsis: The Enablement Group (TEG), a sales enablement content agency and consultancy, and Mainspire Marketing, a global full-service marketing agency, have merged operations under the name “The Enablement Group” to better serve the needs of corporate sales, marketing, and HR teams.
buyer: The Enablement Group
The Enablement Group (TEG) is a marketing and sales enablement content agency that delivers experiences fostering greater engagement and message retention, ultimately driving revenue and performance improvement. "
target: Mainspire
Mainspire is a full-service global consulting and marketing agency focused on the most innovative technologies driving the future. Mainspire develops and implements solid business marketing strategies that help companies grow and improve the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Beattie Communications Group Ltd., acquired Beattie Communications Group Ltd.

synopsis: Beattie Communications' CEO, Laurna Woods, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They provide inspired communications and marketing services to some of the world's largest companies.
buyer: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI. "
target: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Moacon Ventures GmbH, acquired Devexgo GmbH

synopsis: Moacon Ventures GmbH, a German investment company, has acquired DEVEXGO GmbH, a German marketing company. With the acquisition, DEVEXGO will begin offering its customers an all-round carefree package in order to reach different target groups from the B2B and B2C environment with different media.
buyer: Moacon Ventures GmbH
Moacon Ventures GmbH is a German investment company comprised of online and offline start-ups from the consumer and marketing sectors. Moacon supports its portfolio companies at every point in their journey, from the idea to long-term market success. "
target: Devexgo GmbH
DEVEXGO is a German marketing company that specializes in cooperation marketing. DEVEXGO offers high-quality couponing in parcel or media supplements, Point-of-Sale and special postal advertising formats, and individual display campaigns on all known platforms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

ADLPerformance, acquired Pschhh

synopsis: ADLPerformance has acquired a company in the communication and marketing sector: Pschhh, a strategic planning and creation agency. Pschhh's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
buyer: ADLPerformance (PA:ALP.AS:$163.45)
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal. "
target: Pschhh
Based in France, Pschhh is an independent and bubbly communications consulting agency. The agency's aim is to create strong relationships between brands and consumers through brand content that generates added value for the end customer.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

MESH, LLC, acquired Converge Marketing LLC

synopsis: Baton Rouge agency Mesh continues to expand its footprint in the southern part of the US. The firm is acquiring New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing and bringing on the firm’s founder, Matt Preuett as Agency Director, New Orleans. Converge Marketing provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, and more.
buyer: MESH, LLC
MESH exists to create connections and loyalty to brands. They are an independent, award-winning creative and strategic agency with over 15 years of success. They work with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups, who are willing to invest in their brand. "
target: Converge Marketing LLC
New Orleans-based agency Converge Marketing was founded by Matt Preuett in 2016. Converge Marketing of Louisiana provides expert marketing campaign strategy, project management, content creation and reputation building services for growing and established businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

New School, LLC merged with Ignite Advertising, LLC,

synopsis: New School, a marketing and advertising agency in Muskegon, merged with IGNITE, a branding and marketing company also located in Muskegon, MI. New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses that provides traditional and digital marketing services.
buyer: Ignite Advertising, LLC
IGNITE is an ad agency that works with businesses of all sizes, at their pace. They don't push large marketing budgets. IGNITE comes up with creative and compelling marketing materials to over time to help businesses grow. IGNITE is based in Muskegon, MI. "
target: New School, LLC
New School is a one-stop marketing shop for small to medium sized businesses of any kind in the Muskegon, MI area looking to grow industry presence and increase sales. Services include: marketing (traditional and digital), web design, video production, graphic design, print design, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

WPP AUNZ Limited, acquired Meerkats

synopsis: WPP AUNZ, the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, has acquired Western Australian-based digital and creative business solutions company Meerkats. Meerkats specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: WPP AUNZ Limited (:$605.03)
WPP AUNZ is the leading creative transformation agency in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, comprising nearly 5,000 people working across 60+ companies, in over 120 offices across the region. "
target: Meerkats
Meerkats is a creative agency based in Perth, Australia that specializes in branding, planning, marketing and creativity.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2021 via BusinessWire

Stagwell Group, acquired MDC Partners, Inc.

synopsis: Stagwell Group has acquired MDC Partners, Inc., one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. The combination will allow both Stagwell and MDC to scale offerings, develop products based on combined tech and data assets, and provide accelerated growth and enhanced services to clients.
buyer: Stagwell Group (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell Group is an independent, digital-first, and fully-integrated organization servicing brands across the continuum of marketing services. Stagwell's brands include experts in digital transformation and marketing, research and insights, marketing communications, and content and media. "
target: MDC Partners, Inc. (MDCA:$1,252.82)
MDC Partners is one of the most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. MDC's agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients.
price ($mm)[EV]
$253 [$1,306]*
rev ($mm)
$1,415
EBITDA ($mm)
$215
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
7.4x
closed 2/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Ringier AG, acquired Admeira AG

synopsis: Ringier, a diversified media company, is acquiring Swisscom’s 50% share in Admeira, making it the sole owner of the marketing company. At the same time, Admeira is being restructured and will focus on the marketing of TV advertising in future. Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company.
buyer: Ringier AG
Ringier is a diversified media company with about 6,900 employees across 18 countries. Founded in 1833, Ringier manages leading brands in print, TV, radio, online and mobile media and runs successful print, entertainment and internet businesses. "
target parent: Swisscom
target: Admeira AG
Admeira is Switzerland's largest marketing company. They represent more than 80 strong media brands in the print, radio, TV, online and digital out-of-home domains. They provide their clients with tailored advertising and sponsorship solutions for cross-media campaigns.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Bond Brand Loyalty, acquired rDialogue

synopsis: Bond Brand Loyalty, a global customer experience and loyalty management company, has acquired rDialogue, a customer marketing firm. The acquisition bolsters Bond’s expertise in strategic advisory services to help brands strengthen relationships and optimize the customer journey across all human and digital touch points.
buyer: Bond Brand Loyalty
Bond is a global, data-driven customer experience and loyalty management business. It specializes in the Marketing, Measurement, and Management of powerful experiences that build brand loyalty for the world’s most influential brands. "
target: rDialogue
rDialogue is a customer marketing firm that accelerates the development of smart and profitable relationships between leading brands and customers. The data-driven firm blends science and art to develop and execute innovative marketing strategies around loyalty and relationship marketing.
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Ticker: TASE:ALMO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Algomizer
Algomizer is an Internet Technology company that specializes in developing online marketing tools for SMB's. Their expert team of developers, analysts and online advertising experts develop innovative algorithmic tools for online advertising campaigns.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.21
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.45)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.48)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2710
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Ticker: OTCPK:BZWR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business Warrior
Business Warrior
Business Warrior is an open source technology company that helps small businesses to enhance their brand. Business Warrior provides a data driven marketing solution that collects multiple data points to provide a holistic view of a business's online reputation, listings, search results and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$0.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.58)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.63)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bill.com
Bill.com is a leading provider of cloud-based software that simplifies, digitizes, and automates back-office financial processes for small and mid-sized businesses. Bill.com's AI-enabled financial software platform provides an intelligent way to create and pay bills, send invoices, and get paid.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$202.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($49.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($53.51)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
618
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Ticker: INNU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Innuity, Inc.
Innuity, Inc.
Headquartered in Redmond, WA, Innuity is Software as a Services (SaaS) company that designs, acquires and integrates applications to deliver solutions for small business.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$6.49
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CNSX:SAAS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Subscribe Technologies Inc.
Subscribe Technologies Inc.
Subscribe Technologies develops, partners with, acquires, and invests in cloud based distributed ledger compatible software as a service solutions for small and medium sized enterprises.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.57)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: MKTG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Responsys
Responsys
Responsys is a leading provider of email and cross-channel marketing solutions that enable companies to engage in relationship marketing across the interactive channels customers are embracing; email, mobile, social, the web and display.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$194.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.34
EBIT ($mm)
$1.63
Net Income ($mm)
$0.79
Employees
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Ticker: SEMR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SEMrush
SEMrush
Semrush is a leading online visibility management SaaS platform that enables businesses globally to run search engine optimization, pay-per-click, content, social media and competitive research campaigns and get measurable results from online marketing.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$188.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.04
EBIT ($mm)
($2.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
980
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Ticker: BIT:MAIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Growens S.p.A.
Growens S.p.A.
Growens (GROW) is a vertically integrated player in the field of Cloud Marketing Technologies. with a combined SaaS and CPaaS offer. Its growing suite of data-driven solutions allows SMEs and large corporations globally to master the evolving ways of communicating with customers.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$77.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$1.24
Net Income ($mm)
$0.40
Employees
235
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Ticker: TSXV:WISH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wishpond
Wishpond
Based out of Vancouver, Wishpond is a provider of marketing focused online business solutions. The company offers an "all-in-one" marketing suite that provides companies with marketing, promotion, lead generation, and sales conversion capabilities from one integrated platform.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$9.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.18)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
230
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Ticker: ASX:SRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ShareRoot, Inc.
ShareRoot, Inc.
ShareRoot is established in the rapidly growing field of user generated content marketing. It provides businesses such as Costco and McDonald’s franchisees a platform to search, legally acquire, organize and measure the effectiveness of user generated marketing campaigns.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.30
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.17)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:MTL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manalto Limited
Manalto is a cloud-based social media management software that enables enterprises to efficiently manage their social media presence across multiple social platforms, at scale, with alignment to their structure. It delivers controls to support brand and risk management across social media.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.12
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.69)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meltwater
Meltwater
Meltwater provides social and media intelligence. By examining millions of posts each day from social media platforms, blogs and news sites, Meltwater helps companies make better, more informed decisions based on insight from the outside.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$359.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.11
EBIT ($mm)
($4.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1871
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$13,962.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,171.80
EBIT ($mm)
$1,956.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1,347.40
Employees
64100
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Ticker: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,667.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$677.71
EBIT ($mm)
$533.66
Net Income ($mm)
$411.02
Employees
25522
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$394.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.15
EBIT ($mm)
$25.99
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: ASX:EGG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited
Enero Group Limited is engaged in integrated marketing and communication services, including strategy, market research, advertising, public relations, communications planning graphic design, events management, direct marketing, and corporate communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$274.31
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.72
EBIT ($mm)
$30.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
600
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Ticker: PA:ALP.AS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADLPerformance
ADLPerformance
For more than 48 years, ADLPerformance has supported large account clients on their marketing issues. Supported by more than 500 employees, their group is a major player in cross-channel marketing in Europe. They are also present in France, Spain and Portugal.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$163.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.62
EBIT ($mm)
$14.75
Net Income ($mm)
$8.45
Employees
611
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Ticker: AIM:INTQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ PLC
InternetQ is one of the world's most successful Mobile, Social & APP-based service providers. Their disruptive mobile marketing, rich media and advertising platforms enable clients to profitably engage with the emerging social entertainment ecosystem.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$151.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.25
EBIT ($mm)
$12.92
Net Income ($mm)
$11.84
Employees
155
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Ticker: AQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Acquity Group, LLC
Acquity Group, LLC
Acquity Group, LLC operates as a multi-channel commerce and digital marketing company. Its solutions include design that covers audience segmentation and persona development, user experience and interaction design, information architecture, visual and motion design, and more.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.65
EBIT ($mm)
$22.87
Net Income ($mm)
$3.25
Employees
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