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closed 9/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Cicero-Group, acquired Yatterbox

synopsis: Cicero Group acquired Yatterbox, a social media monitoring service that identifies and tracks key infulencers and commentators. The deal, which values Yatterbox at a significant six-figure sum, will see Cicero take a significant position in the social media monitoring market in the PR and communications space.
buyer: Cicero-Group
Cicero Group is an independent communications agency principally owned by directors and staff. Their team helps clients design and implement communication strategies to realize their commercial ambitions, manage their reputation and maximize their return on investment. "
target: Yatterbox
Yatterbox is a leading policymaker social media monitoring platform used by government affairs, communications, brand and marketing professionals. Yatterbox tracks policymakers, journalists, key influencers and selected industry groups.
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announced 3/5/2012 via PE Hub

SingTel, will acquire Amobee, Inc.

synopsis: Singapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) is expanding its presence into the fast-growing mobile advertising and marketing industry. It has signed an agreement to acquire U.S.-based Amobee, a premium provider of mobile advertising solutions to operators, publishers and advertisers globally.
buyer parent: Temasek Holdings
buyer: SingTel (SGX:Z74:$12,547.59)
SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data solutions over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms as well as infocomm technology and pay TV. "
target: Amobee, Inc.
Amobee, Inc. offers comprehensive, end-to-end mobile advertising solutions and services for advertisers, publishers and operators. Amobee enables its large customers to run targeted, leading edge mobile ad campaigns on a global scale with unparalleled ROI.
price ($mm)
$321
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closed 7/31/2012 via Market Wire

DigitalSherpa, acquired SocialTract

synopsis: DigitalSherpa has acquired SocialTract, a content and social media marketing company specifically designed for service companies and small businesses. By combining resources and expertise, this alliance will make DigitalSherpa the leading provider of content and social media marketing services to small-to-medium businesses in the United States.
buyer parent: Beach Point Capital Management LP
buyer: DigitalSherpa
DigitalSherpa is one of the largest content marketing services for small businesses in the world, having initiated and managed content marketing and social media programs for more than 2,000 local businesses since its launch in August 2009. "
target parent: Z Squared Media, LLC
target: SocialTract
SocialTract is a blogging/social media service specifically designed for service companies and small businesses. SocialTract is centered on the idea that great content, spread through the right online channels, attracts and retains customers.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Triboo S.p.A., acquired Net2b Srl

synopsis: Triboo announces that it has completed the acquisition of Net2b, a development company of the Antonioli group, headed by Claudio Antonioli. NET2B is a cutting edge innovative agency providing a wide spectrum of creative, technological and commerce services to luxury and fashion brands that want to pioneer the digital space.
buyer: Triboo S.p.A. (BIT:TB:$75.15)
Triboo, public company listed on AIM, is the Digital Transformation Factory that supports clients in developing & managing their digital activities worldwide. Triboo is the "one stop solution" able to foster the digital trasformation process for its clients, through an integrated offer of services. "
target: Net2b Srl
NET2B is a cutting edge innovative agency providing a wide spectrum of creative, technological and commerce services to luxury and fashion brands that want to pioneer the digital space.
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closed 12/13/2011 via BusinessWire

RichRelevance, Inc., acquired Searchandise Commerce

synopsis: RichRelevance has acquired Searchandise Commerce, the pioneer in retail search media. The acquisition expands RichRelevance’s monetization and award-winning Shopping Media capabilities to enable new strategies for reaching consumers with relevant brand advertising, deep in the purchase funnel on premium retail sites.
buyer: RichRelevance, Inc.
RichRelevance powers personalized shopping experiences for the world’s largest and most innovative retail brands. It helps retailers increase sales and customer engagement by recommending the most relevant products to consumers regardless of the channel they are shopping. "
target: Searchandise Commerce
Searchandise Commerce is an innovator in site monetization and retail media, pioneering the Retail Search Media space with the first retail search network for product manufacturers, their agencies and retail channel partners.
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closed 3/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Smart City Networks, acquired AppBurst, LLC

synopsis: Smart City Holdings, the nation's leading telecommunications and technology services provider for the convention industry, has announced the acquisition of AppBurst, a mobile app company headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida that specializes in developing mobile applications for the event and conference industry.
buyer: Smart City Networks
Founded over 30 years ago, Smart City Holdings is the nation's largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry and the 20th largest privately held company in Central Florida. "
target: AppBurst, LLC
AppBurst is a mobile application development and internet marketing company, building native applications for iPhone, iPad, Android devices, as well as mobile web apps. They provide specialized and custom services to industries ranging from events to video games.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Reel Axis, acquired OpGen Media

synopsis: Reel Axis, a tech-enabled go-to-market services company, has acquired OpGen Media, a lead generation and marketing automation agency. OpGen Media generates leads and scales growth for B2B tech companies. They offer lead generation and digital marketing services that help companies to generate more sales opportunities for their business.
buyer: Reel Axis
Reel Axis is a tech-enabled go-to-market services company. Reel Axis helps technology companies to build a message, market their business, and grow. They provide services for lead generation, content marketing, social media advertising, and more. "
target: OpGen Media
OpGen Media is a lead generation and marketing automation agency. OpGen Media generates leads and scales growth for B2B tech companies. They offer lead generation and digital marketing services that help SaaS and tech companies to generate more sales opportunities for their business.
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closed 11/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Enigma Marketing merged with JUST Media, Inc.,

synopsis: JUST Media, an integrated marketing agency, has acquired Enigma Marketing, a global, full-service B2B technology marketing agency, to form Just Global. This new brand creates a modern powerhouse, forming an independent, global and truly full-service agency built to deliver authentic, inventive experiences for its clients.
buyer: JUST Media, Inc.
JUST is an integrated marketing agency with hubs in the Bay Area and Austin, and connected remote workers distributed across the US and England. They specialize in media buying, digital media, lead generation, search marketing, social media, and more. "
target: Enigma Marketing
Enigma is a global, full-service B2B technology marketing agency with planning at its heart and creative excellence in its soul. They specialize in creative marketing, traditional offline marketing, email marketing, content marketing, digital marketing, and more.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Nowspeed, Inc., acquired Strand Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: Nowspeed and Strand Marketing, two experienced Massachusetts-based digital marketing agencies, announced their merger and subsequent increased capability to assist companies with their digital marketing transformations. Strand Marketing specializes in driving demand for high tech B-to-B companies who design and manufacture complex products.
buyer: Nowspeed, Inc.
Nowspeed is a digital marketing agency providing advertising, pay-per-click (PPC), search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing, email marketing, and marketing automation services to B-to-C and B-to-B companies. "
target: Strand Marketing, Inc.
Strand Marketing specializes in driving demand for high tech B-to-B companies who design and manufacture complex products. Their creative advertising and web marketing skills are respected by companies in various global markets, such as: RF/microwave, telecommunications, and more.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Velocity Partners Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Velocity Partners Limited, a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Velocity Partners Limited
Velocity Partners Limited (“Velocity”) is a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients. Velocity was founded by Doug Kessler and Stan Woods in 2000. Clients include multi-national technology groups, such as Sprint, Xerox and Informatica. Velocity is based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$7.60
rev ($mm)
$7
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1.1x
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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
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closed 4/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Gregory FCA, acquired Affect, Inc.

synopsis: Gregory FCA, one of the 50 largest PR firms in the US, has acquired Affect, a B2B public relations and marketing firm. Affect serves clients in technology, healthcare and professional services. Their full-service approach blends public relations, social media and marketing to deliver strategic, customized and impactful campaigns for their clients.
buyer: Gregory FCA
Gregory FCA is one of the 50 largest public relations firms in the U.S. Gregory FCA serves a range of privately owned and publicly traded companies, providing integrated public relations and communications services that build brands, grow revenue, increase shareholder value and create visibility. "
target: Affect, Inc.
Affect is a B2B public relations and marketing firm. Affect serves clients in technology, healthcare and professional services. Their full-service approach blends public relations, social media and marketing to deliver strategic, customized and impactful campaigns for their clients.
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closed 4/7/2021 via PR Newswire

MikeWorldWide, acquired Chameleon PR

synopsis: MikeWorldWide, one of the world's leading independent public relations firms, has acquired Chameleon, a European technology PR consultancy. Chameleon creates and tells brilliant stories that bring B2B brands closer to customers. They offer services for public relations, analyst relations, content marketing, social media marketing, and more.
buyer: MikeWorldWide
MikeWorldWide (MWW) is among the world's leading independent, full-service PR agencies with talent hubs across the US and the UK. MWW's global network leverages dedicated strategy, data and analytics, social media, creative, and technology teams to help clients make the most of every opportunity. "
target: Chameleon PR
Chameleon is a European technology PR consultancy. Chameleon creates and tells brilliant stories that bring B2B brands closer to customers, influencers, and their own people. They offer services for public relations, analyst relations, content marketing, social media marketing, and more.
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closed 11/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Spiceworks Ziff Davis, acquired Aberdeen

synopsis: Spiceworks Ziff Davis (SWZD) has acquired Aberdeen, a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen has a suite of unique products that complement SWZD’s products and services.
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Spiceworks is a social network for IT professionals. They’re the marketplace where tech buyers and sellers come together to push the world forward with technology, solve tech challenges and support each other, making it the largest, most unique IT community of its kind. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: Aberdeen
Aberdeen is a leading global provider of behavioral-based marketing solutions, from intent-targeted media to demand gen programs and independent industry research. Aberdeen answers the ultimate sales and marketing questions of “what”, “who”, and “when” with its unique abilities.
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closed 11/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Activate Marketing Services, LLC

synopsis: Activate Marketing Services, a B2B demand generation company, has been sold to Next Fifteen Communications Group, a publicly traded digital media company that offers digital communications, public relations and investor relations services worldwide.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
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: Activate Marketing Services, LLC
Activate Marketing Services provides content-powered demand-generation and marketing services for business technology marketers, based their team's expertise in developing buyer insights, high-performance content and lead-nurture campaigns.
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closed 2/26/2018 via PR Web

Springbox, acquired nFusion Group, LLC

synopsis: Springbox (SB), a digital partner for mid-market companies, has acquired nFusion, a demand generation agency that provides their services to clients such as Q2 Software and Securelink. They help brands by uncovering audience insights, mapping persona-based customer journeys, creating compelling content and delivering engaging digital platforms.
buyer: Springbox
Springbox (SB) is the digital partner that helps mid-market companies realize the potential of technology to create transformational shareholder value. Its portfolio of services includes business consulting, digital experience design, campaign planning and management and digital product development."
target: nFusion Group, LLC
nFusion is a demand generation agency that provides their services to clients such as Lytics, NEC Displays, Q2 Software and Securelink. They help brands by uncovering audience insights, mapping persona-based customer journeys, creating compelling content and delivering engaging digital platforms.
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closed 12/19/2017 via

Merkle, Inc., acquired DWA Media

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced that it has acquired the global B-to-B digital media and marketing agency, DWA. The company will be integrated into Merkle, a leading marketing agency. DWA offers a range of services such as programmatic media, marketing automation, account-based marketing and content marketing consulting.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: DWA Media
DWA is a global media and marketing agency for technology companies. DWA offers a range of services such as programmatic media, marketing automation, account-based marketing and content marketing consulting – all for hundreds of the world's best technology companies.
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closed 11/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Elevation Marketing, acquired Eccolo Media

synopsis: B2B marketing agency Elevation Marketing, based in Mesa, Ariz., has acquired B2B content marketing agency Eccolo Media. Eccolo Media, located in San Francisco, Calif., is one of the first marketing agencies in the United States to focus exclusively on content strategy, planning, and creation primarily for B2B technology enterprises.
buyer: Elevation Marketing
Founded in 1999, Elevation Marketing is a full-service B2B-only marketing agency, specializing in multifaceted, holistic strategies that extend reach, activate audiences, drive action, and measurably grow business outcomes. "
target: Eccolo Media
Founded in 2007, Eccolo Media is a San Fransisco, California-based B2B content marketing agency. Eccolo Media provides comprehensive content strategy, planning and development services, including production of a wide-range of B2B focused content.
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closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing and PR group Next 15 has continued its expansion spree with the acquisition of tech PR agency Pinnacle. Pinnacle, co-founded by MD Simon Flatt in 1996, is described as a specialist technical content and digital marketing business for the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,350 people across 32 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.
Pinnacle Marketing Communications is a full service technology PR and digital media agency delivering measurable business-to-business and social media campaigns for clients in the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
price ($mm)
$5.87
rev ($mm)
$3
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EV / rev
2.0x
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closed 9/26/2016 via BusinessWire

The Marketing Group Plc, acquired TDA Group

synopsis: The Marketing Group Plc, the world’s leading digital marketing and advertising agglomeration, announces the strategic acquisition of TDA Group and Addiction Advertising, strengthening its digital marketing and advertising capabilities in the US and Singapore.
buyer: The Marketing Group Plc (OM:TMG:$32.91)
The Marketing Group is a true 360 digital agency. Instead of trying to create a business that has only one real specialism, they aim to provide the full spectrum of services. They utilise revolutionary product silos with market leading talent to provide real specialism in all marketing services. "
target parent: Cyber Media (India) Limited
target: TDA Group
TDA Group is Silicon Valley’s premier B2B content marketing agency for high tech. TDA plans, creates, and manages content marketing programs that help maximize the return on marketing investments—and accelerate sales.
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closed 9/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Cicero-Group, acquired Yatterbox

synopsis: Cicero Group acquired Yatterbox, a social media monitoring service that identifies and tracks key infulencers and commentators. The deal, which values Yatterbox at a significant six-figure sum, will see Cicero take a significant position in the social media monitoring market in the PR and communications space.
buyer: Cicero-Group
Cicero Group is an independent communications agency principally owned by directors and staff. Their team helps clients design and implement communication strategies to realize their commercial ambitions, manage their reputation and maximize their return on investment. "
target: Yatterbox
Yatterbox is a leading policymaker social media monitoring platform used by government affairs, communications, brand and marketing professionals. Yatterbox tracks policymakers, journalists, key influencers and selected industry groups.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group merged with AMO Strategic Advisors,

synopsis: French advertising agency Havas SA acquired a majority stake in Cicero Consulting Ltd., a U.K.-based public affairs and corporate communications consultancy. Cicero will be merged into Havas' global advisory network AMO and renamed Cicero/AMO.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: AMO Strategic Advisors
AMO is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. They provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises. "
target: Cicero-Group
Cicero is a full-service communications and market research agency. They design and deliver award-winning corporate, brand, political and regulatory campaigns across all major business sectors from their offices in London, Brussels and Dublin.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group, acquired Westbourne Communications

synopsis: Cicero Group has acquired 100% of the equity of Westbourne Communications from founder James Bethell, creating one of the UK's largest independent public affairs agencies. Westbourne is a UK-based company that specialises in campaigns and reputation management.
buyer: Cicero-Group
Cicero Group is an independent communications agency principally owned by directors and staff. Their team helps clients design and implement communication strategies to realize their commercial ambitions, manage their reputation and maximize their return on investment. "
target: Westbourne Communications
Westbourne is a UK-based company that specialises in campaigns and reputation management. Westbourne manages the reputations of leading brands and High Net Worth individuals.
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closed 9/9/2013 via Company Press Release

Cicero-Group, acquired Yatterbox

synopsis: Cicero Group acquired Yatterbox, a social media monitoring service that identifies and tracks key infulencers and commentators. The deal, which values Yatterbox at a significant six-figure sum, will see Cicero take a significant position in the social media monitoring market in the PR and communications space.
buyer: Cicero-Group
Cicero Group is an independent communications agency principally owned by directors and staff. Their team helps clients design and implement communication strategies to realize their commercial ambitions, manage their reputation and maximize their return on investment. "
target: Yatterbox
Yatterbox is a leading policymaker social media monitoring platform used by government affairs, communications, brand and marketing professionals. Yatterbox tracks policymakers, journalists, key influencers and selected industry groups.
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closed 6/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Sermo, acquired Minter Group

synopsis: Sermo, the world’s leading healthcare provider insights company and the first social media platform for physicians, announced its acquisition of Australia-based market research leader, Minter Group. Since 2003 Minter has built a variety of research panels across various industries including IT, consumer and healthcare.
buyer: Sermo
Sermo is the world’s leading healthcare provider insights company and the first social media platform for physicians. They offer a unique physician-first online community that allows clinicians to communicate about issues that are important to them and their patients. "
target: Minter Group
Minter Group is an Australia-based market research leader. Since 2003 Minter has built a variety of research panels across various industries including IT, consumer and healthcare.
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closed 10/21/2020 via PR Newswire

DCG ONE, acquired Vertigo Partners

synopsis: DCG ONE, one of the largest privately held marketing services providers on the West Coast, announced the acquisition of Vertigo Partners, LLC, a Stamford, Connecticut based qualitative market and user research firm.
buyer: DCG ONE
DCG ONE is one of the largest privately held marketing services providers on the West Coast. They service a variety of Fortune 500 companies and provides world-class marketing capabilities from print production to integrated fulfillment and data services to a full-service creative agency division. "
target: Vertigo Partners
Vertigo Partners, LLC is a Stamford, Connecticut based qualitative market and user research firm. They specialize in remote approaches to qualitative research that reduce timelines and cost without sacrificing quality.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group merged with AMO Strategic Advisors,

synopsis: French advertising agency Havas SA acquired a majority stake in Cicero Consulting Ltd., a U.K.-based public affairs and corporate communications consultancy. Cicero will be merged into Havas' global advisory network AMO and renamed Cicero/AMO.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: AMO Strategic Advisors
AMO is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. They provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises. "
target: Cicero-Group
Cicero is a full-service communications and market research agency. They design and deliver award-winning corporate, brand, political and regulatory campaigns across all major business sectors from their offices in London, Brussels and Dublin.
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closed 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Revel, acquired Borns B2B

synopsis: Revel, a company that specializes in building strong brands that grow manufacturing businesses, has acquired Borns B2B, a branding and marketing company designed specifically for business-to-business marketers.
buyer: Revel
Revel specializes in building strong brands that grow manufacturing businesses. Over the years, they have earned a reputation for delivering measurable ROI through their marketing strategy, brand building and marketing operations capabilities. "
target: Borns B2B
Borns B2B branding and marketing processes are designed for business-to-business marketers. Borns has helped clients market architectural products, biotech R&D services, capital equipment, contract manufacturing services, commercial lighting, industrial packaging, medical devices, and more.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Consensus Point, acquired Cipher Systems, LLC

synopsis: Consensus Point, a leading global provider of prediction market intelligence and analytics, acquired Cipher Systems, a competitive intelligence consulting firm that supports decision makers around the world. Cipher specializes in hard-to-answer strategic research questions, and can deliver the information you need to make better business decisions.
buyer: Consensus Point
Consensus Point is a leading global provider of prediction market research, analytics, and software to market research firms and Fortune 1000 brands. "
target: Cipher Systems, LLC
Cipher Systems is a competitive intelligence consulting firm that supports decision makers around the world. Cipher specializes in hard-to-answer strategic research questions, and can deliver the information you need to make better business decisions.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
price ($mm)
$245
rev ($mm)
$87
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2.8x
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closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Gyro, acquired B2B International

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of B2B International, the world’s leading specialist business-to-business (B2B) market research company. B2B International will become part of gyro, the world’s first full-service global agency dedicated exclusively to B2B marketing.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Gyro
gyro is the world’s first full-service creative B2B powerhouse, with 17 offices in over 10 countries. The most awarded B2B agency on the planet, gryo was named the 2018 ANA B2B Agency of the Year as well as the 2016 Ad Age B2B Agency of the Year. "
target: B2B International
B2B International is the world’s leading specialist business-to-business (B2B) market research company. B2B International help clients to realise their strategic goals by making decisions which are driven by insights and intelligence.
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Wellcom SAS, acquired Analogue

synopsis: Wellcom, a consulting agency in image and opinion communication, has acquired Analogue SAS, an advertising agency offering editorial communication services. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Paris, France.
buyer: Wellcom SAS
Wellcom SAS operates as a consulting agency in image and opinion communication. It offers strategic consulting services and corporate and global communication services. They are based in Paris, France. "
target: Analogue
Analogue SAS operates an advertising agency offering editorial communication services. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 1/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

24/7 Communication Sp. o.o., acquired Headlines Porter Novelli

synopsis: One of the oldest PR agencies in Poland, Headlines-Porter Novelli, is taken over by 24/7 Communications and will operate under its banner. Joanna Pruszyńska, founder and managing director of Headlines, is to be the senior adviser to the board of directors of 24/7Communication.
buyer: 24/7 Communication Sp. o.o.
24/7 Communication is the Polish partner of the Reputation Institute and the only Polish PR agency in the PROI Worldwide partnership of public relations agencies. PROI partners are usually the leading or largest independent PR firms in their markets. "
target: Headlines Porter Novelli
Headlines is one of the most experienced communication companies in the Polish market. Headlines was founded in 1996. It specializes in internal and corporate communication.
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closed 11/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Millwright Holdings, acquired Warner Communications

synopsis: Millwright Holdings, LLC has acquired Warner Communications, an agency that provides strategic integrated communications services, including corporate and product communications, public relations, media relations, social media marketing and measurement, promotions, special events, product introductions, crisis management.
buyer: Millwright Holdings
Millwright is a new kind of agency holding company. The company is building a network of independent agencies across the marketing services spectrum—PR, advertising, digital and social. "
target: Warner Communications
Founded in 1997, Warner Communications provides strategic integrated communications services, including corporate and product communications, public relations, media relations, social media marketing and measurement, promotions, special events, product introductions, crisis management.
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closed 8/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Critical Research, acquired Saville Rossiter-Base

synopsis: Critical Research has acquired B2B research specialist Saville Rossiter-Base. Based in the UK, Saville Rossiter-Base is a market research agency. Saville Rossiter-Base offers a wide range of research approaches across sectors including financial services and insurance, business services, retail, telecoms, travel and tourism, and media.
buyer: Critical Research
Critical is one of the UK’s leading independent specialist market research companies, offering sound experience in business, financial, and specialist consumer markets. Their online system has been developed to coincide with their CATI data collection procedures. "
target: Saville Rossiter-Base
Based in the United Kingdom, Saville Rossiter-Base is a B2B market research agency. Saville Rossiter-Base offers a wide range of research approaches across sectors including financial services and insurance, business services, retail, telecoms, travel and tourism, and media.
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closed 8/2/2017 via Company Press Release

PwC, acquired Optimisa Research

synopsis: PricewaterhouseCoopers announced that it has acquired the UK research business, Optimisa Research. Optimisa Research is a full service research agency with offices in London and Leeds and has over 30 years' experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative projects.
buyer: PwC
PwC’s accounting practice originated in London well over a century ago, and has expanded worldwide. PwC’s professional services include audit and assurance, tax and consulting that cover such areas as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals and forensics. "
target: Optimisa Research
Optimisa Research is a full service research agency with offices in London and Leeds and has over 30 years' experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative projects. The company has an annual turnover of around £4m and employs forty-five staff.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mullen Lowe Group Limited, acquired Salt Communications

synopsis: The integrated marcoms network, MullenLowe Group, announced it has acquired the strategic communications agency Salt Communications. Founded in 2000, Salt Communications specialises in simplifying complex business challenges, with specialties in external reputation enhancement, design, and corporate brand & reputation management.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mullen Lowe Group Limited
MullenLowe Group is a creatively driven integrated marketing communications network with a strong entrepreneurial heritage and challenger mentality. They are a global creative boutique of distinctive diverse agencies, present in more than 65 markets with over 90 agencies. "
target: Salt Communications
Salt Communications is a strategic communications agency, working with companies and brands like Unilever, ManpowerGroup, Roche, Hunter boots and Andrex. They manage corporate and consumer communications for clients to enhance their external reputation, promote internal alignment and increase sales.
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closed 1/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Four Communications Group plc, acquired Insight Consulting Group

synopsis: Four Communications, one of the leading independent integrated agencies in the UK and the Gulf, has acquired Insight Consulting Group, a public affairs and corporate communications agency specializing in public policy advice for organizations and trade bodies in the healthcare, entertainment, professional services and third sectors among others.
buyer: Four Communications Group plc
Four Communications is one of the leading independent integrated agencies in the UK and the Gulf. Their integrated services now span PR to digital and marketing to media planning & buying across a broad range of sectors. "
target: Insight Consulting Group
Insight Consulting Group provides strategic counsel, corporate communications and reputation management, campaigns and stakeholder management programs for multinational companies, trade associations, charities and regulators.
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closed 8/29/2016 via Company Press Release

FARM, acquired Focused Marketing Associates

synopsis: Focused Marketing Associates (FMA), a more than 20-year-old Western New York-based strategic market research and business intelligence company, has been acquired by FARM, one of Western New York’s leading marketing agencies. In conjunction with the acquisition, FMA has evolved its brand, adopting the new name, Pathfinder.
buyer parent: Larry Robb
buyer: FARM
FARM operates as an integrated marketing communications agency. It offers market research, audience research, product development research, competitive analysis, data analytics, audits, and business intelligence services; and strategic business consulting, brand positioning and much more. "
target: Focused Marketing Associates
Focused Marketing Associates specializes in market research, business intelligence and business strategy for all facets of clients’ business including: operations, product development, sales and marketing, by guiding business forward through: market research, business intelligence, & data analytics.
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closed 3/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Emperor Design Consultants Limited, acquired Accrue Fulton

synopsis: Accrue Fulton are delighted to announce they've joined Emperor Design Consultants. Accrue Fulton is an award-winning, corporate communications design agency based in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
buyer: Emperor Design Consultants Limited
Emperor is a market-leading design and communications agency, specialising in strategic corporate, brand and digital communications. It was founded in 1996 and remains a private limited company, operating from offices in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Dubai. "
target: Accrue Fulton
Accrue Fulton is an award-winning creative communications agency based in Bicester, near Oxford. They provide a full design service covering all corporate communications, branding and marketing solutions, and they do that with consistency across the customer, shareholder and employee journeys.
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closed 3/16/2016 via Company Press Release

Allison+Partners, acquired Focused Communications Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Allison+ Partners continues with the acquisition of Tokyo-based Focused Communications.The company specializes in technology, government, healthcare, public affairs, consumer marketing and corporate communications, and primarily serves B2B and B2C clients in technology, healthcare, consumer goods and government sectors.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: Focused Communications Co., Ltd.
Focused Communications is a communication consultancy providing strategic corporate public relations and consulting, risk management, branding, media relations, and other effective communications.
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closed 2/2/2016 via PR Newswire

MarketResearch.com, Inc., acquired Freedonia Group Inc.

synopsis: MarketResearch.com, a leader of market research solutions and services, has completed its acquisition of The Freedonia Group, a global creator of reliable and unbiased industry research reports and consulting services for more than 30 years.
buyer parent: Freedonia Group Inc.
buyer: MarketResearch.com, Inc.
MarketResearch.com is the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services. MarketResearch.com offers instant online access to the world's most extensive database of expert insights on industries, companies, products, and trends. "
target: Freedonia Group Inc.
The Freedonia Group is a leading international business research company. It publishes industry market research studies, including industry analysis, product and market forecasts, industry trends, threats and opportunities, competitive strategies, market share determinations, and company profiles.
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announced 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Llorente & Cuenca Madrid, S.L., will acquire Comunicação SA

synopsis: Llorente & Cuenca has reached an agreement to purchase 70% of the Brazilian company S / A Comunicação , owned by Marco Antonio Sabino , which in turn will assume 30% of Llorente & Cuenca Brazil. Comunicação SA (S/A Kreab) is a leading communications consultancy in the Brazil.
buyer: Llorente & Cuenca Madrid, S.L.
Llorente & Cuenca is the leading consultancy in Reputation Management, Communication and Public Affairs in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has 21 partners and more than 450 professionals who provide strategic consulting services. "
target parent: Magnora AB
target: Comunicação SA
Comunicação SA (S/A Kreab) is a leading communications consultancy in the Brazil, owned by Marco Antonio Sabino.
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closed 4/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Survey Sampling, Inc., acquired MRops

synopsis: Survey Sampling, Inc. (SSI) has purchased the majority of assets of MRops, an industry-leading provider of end-to-end market research operations services to management consulting firms and market research agencies.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Survey Sampling, Inc.
Survey Sampling, Inc. ("SSI") is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 100+ countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed access offerings. "
target: MRops
Founded in January 2007, MRops specializes in business-to-business research, executive interviewing, statistical services and sampling solutions. The company has approximately 200 employees across offices in North America,
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