Like Brand Loyalty International

announced 11/5/2013 via PR Newswire

LoyaltyOne, Inc., will acquire Brand Loyalty International

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions, announced that it has reached an agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, for its LoyaltyOne business to take a 60% ownership stake in Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty. BrandLoyalty is one of the world's leading loyalty consultants to the (food) retail sector.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
buyer: LoyaltyOne, Inc.
LoyaltyOne, Inc. is a global provider of loyalty strategy and programs, customer analytics and relationship marketing services. Its roster of clients includes leading businesses and brands in multiple sectors such as retail, banking, manufacturing, government, natural resources and utilities. "
target parent: IceMobile B.V.
target: Brand Loyalty International
BrandLoyalty is one of the world's leading loyalty consultants to the (food) retail sector. The company designs, organises, implements and evaluates innovative, short- to medium-term, tailor-made loyalty concepts for food retailers worldwide.
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closed 6/26/2019 via PR Newswire

The Fifteen Group Inc., acquired Fervid Communications Inc.

synopsis: One of North America's top restaurant consulting companies, The Fifteen Group Inc., has officially acquired Fervid Communications Inc. Fervid has grown to become one of Canada's top boutique hospitality-focused marketing agencies.
buyer: The Fifteen Group Inc.
The Fifteen Group Inc. has grown to become one of North America's most established restaurant consulting companies. With offices in Toronto and Vancouver, the company strategically works with restaurant stakeholders to increase bottom-line profitability in an extremely challenging industry. "
target: Fervid Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Toronto, Fervid Communications is a full-service marketing agency that specializes in the restaurant and tourism sectors. They take time to understand what their client’s brand is in order to effectively fulfill their marketing needs.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BusinessWire

Professional Datasolutions, Inc., acquired Excentus Corporation

synopsis: Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI), a provider of enterprise software solutions, has acquired Excentus, a leading provider of loyalty and coalition marketing solutions for the U.S. retail, national brands and convenience retail segments. Excentus' SaaS loyalty platform uses data and analytics to help customers manage consumer relationships.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Professional Datasolutions, Inc.
Professional Datasolutions, Inc. (PDI) helps convenience store retailers and petroleum wholesale marketers worldwide thrive in a digital economy with enterprise management software. Customers trust PDI to optimize their operations whether they are a single site, dealer or a franchise operator. "
target: Excentus Corporation
Excentus is a leading provider of loyalty and coalition marketing solutions for the U.S. retail, grocery, national brands and convenience retail segments. Their SaaS loyalty platform uses data and analytics to help customers manage consumer relationships and find new ways to increase engagement.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

AppCard, acquired ProLogic Retail Services

synopsis: AppCard Inc., the leading personalized marketing and shopper analytics platform for retailers, announced that it has completed the acquisition of ProLogic Retail Services, the largest provider of loyalty marketing solutions for independent grocers.
buyer: AppCard
AppCard, a personalized marketing and CRM platform for retailers, uses smart data capture and machine learning to analyze, target, & engage with customers. The technology empowers businesses to deliver the right message, to the right customer, at the right time via text, email, & push notifications."
target: ProLogic Retail Services
ProLogic Retail Services is the largest provider of loyalty marketing services to independent grocers. Headquartered in Delray Beach, FL, ProLogic has been providing independent grocers with loyalty marketing solutions for over 20 years.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jody Trietch, acquired Taste the Local Difference

synopsis: Local entrepreneur Jody Trietch has purchased local food marketing agency Taste the Local Difference from venture capital firm Boomerang Catapult. Taste the Local Difference is Michigan’s local food marketing agency. They connect consumers to local farms, food producers, restaurants, community farmers markets, retailers and more.
buyer: Jody Trietch
Jody Trietch is chief financial officer of Boomerang Catapult, president of Impact 100 Traverse City and treasurer of Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan. She has in the past served as CFO for local governments in Michigan. "
target parent: Boomerang Catapult, LLC
target: Taste the Local Difference
Taste the Local Difference is Michigan’s local food marketing agency. They connect consumers to local farms, food producers, restaurants, community farmers markets, retailers and more.
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announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hopscotch Global PR Group, will acquire Sopexa

synopsis: Hopscotch, a Paris-based communication consulting group, will acquire a 66% stake in Sopexa, an international communication and marketing agency that specializes in Food, Drink and Lifestyle. Sopexa provides strategic consulting, marketing strategies and activities that help brands and products succeed in their businesses.
buyer: Hopscotch Global PR Group (ENXTPA:HOP:$164.53)
Hopscotch is a Paris-based communication consulting group that creates sustainable relationships between audiences and brands. Hopscotch specializes in PR, event marketing, and digital marketing. Hopscotch helps brands manage their reputation, engage their audiences, and generate more sales. "
target: Sopexa
Sopexa is an international communication and marketing agency that specializes in Food, Drink and Lifestyle. Sopexa provides strategic consulting, marketing strategies and activities that help brands and products succeed in their businesses.
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closed 8/22/2018 via PR Newswire

PACO Collective, acquired Noble Food, LLC

synopsis: PACO Collective, an award-winning cross-cultural marketing agency, has acquired Noble Food, a leading independent food-marketing agency. Noble Food intertwines marketing savvy, creative firepower and culinary expertise to help their clients deliver the right message to their customers.
buyer: PACO Collective
PACO Collective is an award-winning cross-cultural marketing agency. PACO is committed to working with brands that want to embrace the changing dynamics of American life and are invested in creating meaningful connections with consumers through cultural messaging and insight. "
target: Noble Food, LLC
Noble Food is a food-focused, full-service marketing agency that understands people’s relationship with food. Noble Food intertwines marketing savvy, creative firepower and culinary expertise to help their clients deliver the right message to their customers.
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closed 4/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sprizzi drink-co., Inc., acquired The Big Beverage Company

synopsis: Sprizzi Drink-Co., a manufacturer of beverage dispensers, has acquired The Big Beverage Company, a company that provides marketing consulting services to the beverage industry. The Big Beverage Company's marketing services include branding, print marketing, internet advertising, social media, sampling, public relations, and more.
buyer: Sprizzi drink-co., Inc.
Sprizzi Drink-Co. is a manufacturer of beverage dispensers. Their Sprizzi Drink Machine can prepare and deliver a carbonated or non-carbonated drink in seconds. They offer over 60 flavor bullets that let consumers create a variety of drinks, such as colas, root beers, flavored ice teas, and more. "
target: The Big Beverage Company
The Big Beverage Company provides marketing consulting services to the beverage industry. The company has over 50 years of experience and has helped brands get into major retailers. Their marketing services include branding, print marketing, internet advertising, social media, sampling, and more.
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closed 7/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Gatesman, acquired Noble Communications

synopsis: Gatesman, one of the fastest-growing, mid-size, privately owned agencies in the U.S., has acquired Noble Communications, an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest. Since 1969, they have been committed to culinary thought leadership and cutting edge food marketing.
buyer: Gatesman
Gatesman is one of the fastest-growing, mid-size, privately owned agencies in the U.S. It is a fully integrated, independent marketing communications agency specializing in strategy/branding, advertising, digital, public relations, social media, media planning and buying, and insights/analytics. "
target: Noble Communications
Noble Communications is an award-winning, 49-year-old marketing communications firm in the Midwest. Since 1969, they have been committed to culinary thought leadership and cutting edge food marketing.
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closed 4/3/2017 via PR Newswire

L.C. Williams & Associates, acquired JSH&A

synopsis: L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) has acquired the business of JSH&A, an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., public relations firm. JSH&A brings food and beverage expertise and a long history of work with major brands and household names. It will complement LCWA's roster of clients in the home and housewares, healthcare, and business-to-business sectors.
buyer: L.C. Williams & Associates
Providing full-service public relations and communications services, LCWA is one of the top 10 independent firms in Chicago. The company is ranked in the top three agencies specializing in home products and in the top 45 agencies working in healthcare and in professional services. "
target: JSH&A
JSH&A was founded in 1989, and became known for its strong marketing expertise, especially for food and beverage clients. Teams at JSH&A have helped leading consumer packaged goods brands drive consumer awareness, engagement and advocacy through traditional and social media programs.
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closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC has acquired Marlin Network Inc., which operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. Marlin Network has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns.
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing (:$3,275.71)
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency committed to building brand value for its clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. It has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns that drive sales, build brand awareness and foster brand engagement for leading brands.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

The Brandon Agency, acquired Benghiat Marketing & Communications

synopsis: The Brandon Agency announced that they have completed the acquisition of Benghiat Marketing & Communication. The Brandon Agency has pioneered integrated marketing solutions that engage the customer along the consumer decision journey in a digital age. Benghiat specializes in packaged goods, B2B, medical device and food industry categories.
buyer: The Brandon Agency
The Brandon Agency is a full-service marketing firm operating on the leading edge of change in the advertising industry. Offering an integrated approach to marketing, advertising, public relations, interactive and social media, the agency administers the "Why We Buy" Consumer Research Panel. "
target: Benghiat Marketing & Communications
Benghiat Marketing & Communications, a Cleveland-based agency founded in 1983, specializes in the consumer packaged goods, business-to-business, medical device and food industry categories.
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closed 1/30/2012 via AP - Associated Press

Marlin Network, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Marlin Network, Inc., a full-service business-to-business branding agency, completed its sale to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Marlin Network is now owned 100% by its employees.
buyer: Marlin Network
Marlin Network is in the business of handling their business so that their affiliates can focus on clients. They engage in an intuitive approach to problem solving and creative communications. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network is in the business of handling their business so that their affiliates can focus on clients. They engage in an intuitive approach to problem solving and creative communications.
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announced 11/5/2013 via PR Newswire

LoyaltyOne, Inc., will acquire Brand Loyalty International

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions, announced that it has reached an agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, for its LoyaltyOne business to take a 60% ownership stake in Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty. BrandLoyalty is one of the world's leading loyalty consultants to the (food) retail sector.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
buyer: LoyaltyOne, Inc.
LoyaltyOne, Inc. is a global provider of loyalty strategy and programs, customer analytics and relationship marketing services. Its roster of clients includes leading businesses and brands in multiple sectors such as retail, banking, manufacturing, government, natural resources and utilities. "
target parent: IceMobile B.V.
target: Brand Loyalty International
BrandLoyalty is one of the world's leading loyalty consultants to the (food) retail sector. The company designs, organises, implements and evaluates innovative, short- to medium-term, tailor-made loyalty concepts for food retailers worldwide.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired Precima

synopsis: Nielsen Global Connect acquired Precima®, an industry-leading, SaaS-based provider of powerful retail and customer data applications and analytics, from Alliance Data Systems Corp. Precima’s industry-leading Transaction Log (TLog) and Loyalty/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) data platform has been a foundational resource for global companies.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,311.00)
Nielsen Holdings plc is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation. "
target parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Precima
Precima® is a global retail strategy and analytics company that provides tailored, data-driven solutions to drive sales, boost profitability, and build customer loyalty. Precima’s head office is located in Toronto, Canada, with global offices in The Netherlands, Chicago, U.S., and London, U.K.
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announced 11/5/2013 via PR Newswire

LoyaltyOne, Inc., will acquire Brand Loyalty International

synopsis: Alliance Data Systems Corporation a provider of loyalty and marketing solutions, announced that it has reached an agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, for its LoyaltyOne business to take a 60% ownership stake in Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty. BrandLoyalty is one of the world's leading loyalty consultants to the (food) retail sector.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
buyer: LoyaltyOne, Inc.
LoyaltyOne, Inc. is a global provider of loyalty strategy and programs, customer analytics and relationship marketing services. Its roster of clients includes leading businesses and brands in multiple sectors such as retail, banking, manufacturing, government, natural resources and utilities. "
target parent: IceMobile B.V.
target: Brand Loyalty International
BrandLoyalty is one of the world's leading loyalty consultants to the (food) retail sector. The company designs, organises, implements and evaluates innovative, short- to medium-term, tailor-made loyalty concepts for food retailers worldwide.
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closed 4/2/2012 via PR Newswire

QuintEvents, acquired DCI Incentives

synopsis: QuintLoyalty, a division of QuintEvents, has announced the acquisition of Atlanta-based DCI Incentives. DCI Incentives is an incentive and marketing solutions company that designs, implements, and manages a full range of corporate incentive and promotional marketing programs.
buyer: QuintEvents
Charlotte-based QuintEvents is an official hospitality service provider to the National Football League, the Kentucky Derby, the NBA All Star Game and the ESSENCE Music Festival. QuintLoyalty was created to provide the highest level of service in the loyalty, incentive and event industries. "
target: DCI Incentives
DCI Incentives is an incentive and marketing solutions company that designs, implements, and manages a full range of corporate incentive and promotional marketing programs.
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closed 5/12/2021 via BusinessWire

Incentive Solutions, acquired OneAffiniti

synopsis: Incentive Solutions, a frontrunner in channel marketing technology, announced its acquisition of OneAffiniti, bringing together a comprehensive suite of B2B solutions and solidifying the company’s position as one of the leaders in the industry. OneAffiniti offers a service-enabled technology platform to create customized marketing programs.
buyer parent: CapStreet Partners
buyer: Incentive Solutions
A leader in the incentive technology development space, Incentive Solutions uses online rewards, incentive travel promotions, prepaid and gift card incentives, and innovative platforms to help clients increase sales, build customer loyalty, and improve data collection throughout their channel. "
target: OneAffiniti
OneAffiniti offers a service-enabled technology platform to create customized, scalable through-channel marketing programs, amplifying growth for brands and partners. OneAffiniti offers a unique combination of technology, people, data and services to drive partnerships and provide insights.
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closed 3/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Volaris Group Inc., acquired CPR Vision

synopsis: Canada-based Volaris Group has acquired CPR Vision, a provider of end-to-end CRM systems in the luxury retail and hospitality verticals. Founded in Singapore, CPR Vision has a rich history of bringing together technology, strategy, and creative to help clients deliver exceptional customer experiences.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Headquartered in Canada, Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: CPR Vision
Based in Singapore, CPR Vision is a leading provider of end-to-end CRM systems. CPR’s formula of creative, digital services, and technology solutions help global brands unlock deeper customer insights that grow profitable relationships and sustainable competitive advantages.
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announced 12/28/2020 via BusinessWire

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., will purchase Global Loyalty Business from cxLoyalty Group, Inc.

synopsis: JPMorgan Chase & Co. is to acquire the Global Loyalty business of cxLoyalty Group Holdings. The deal includes cxLoyalty’s leading technology platforms, full-service travel agency, gift card, merchandise, and points bank businesses.
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $3.2 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. "
seller: cxLoyalty Group, Inc. (OTCPK:AFGR:$954.00)
cxLoyalty is a leading loyalty and customer engagement solutions company servicing 70 million consumers. The deal includes cxLoyalty’s leading technology platforms, full-service travel agency, gift card, merchandise, and points bank businesses.
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closed 10/14/2020 via BusinessWire

360insights, acquired Perks WW

synopsis: 360insights, a global channel technology provider, has acquired Perks WW, a leading incentive and loyalty marketing company that provides services and software to help their clients engage with their indirect channel and ensure channel partner and customer effectiveness.
buyer: 360insights
360insights has developed a user friendly yet highly sophisticated SaaS-based software platform that allows large businesses to manage highly complex incentive programs in real time allowing them to maximize the effectiveness of their programs while minimizing admin efforts and costs to execute. "
target: Perks WW
Perks is a leading incentive and loyalty marketing company that provides services and software to help their clients engage with their indirect channel and ensure channel partner and customer effectiveness.
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announced 4/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Kognitiv Corporation, will acquire Aimia Loyalty Solutions

synopsis: Aimia Inc. and Kognitiv Corporation announce that they have entered into an agreement to merge Aimia's Loyalty Solutions business with Kognitiv Corporation. Aimia Loyalty Solutions is a globally recognized leader in full-service solutions for leading brands.
buyer: Kognitiv Corporation
Kognitiv Corporation operates a transformative business model and technology platform called the Loyalty Capital Network (LCN) that unearths value for their customers and delivers disproportionate rewards to their consumers. "
target parent: Aimia Inc.
target: Aimia Loyalty Solutions
Aimia Loyalty Solutions is a globally recognized leader in full-service solutions for leading brands. Its proprietary SmartJourney® methodology uses unique algorithms, AI and machine learning techniques to classify, quantify and predict consumer behavior.
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announced 10/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Awardit AB (publ), will acquire Market2Member AB

synopsis: Awardit, a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden, will acquire Market2Member, a Swedish provider of loyalty solutions. Based on a SaaS model, Market2Member operates loyalty and bonus programs for partners, such as credit card companies, banks and membership clubs.
buyer: Awardit AB (publ) (OM:AWRD:$24.50)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies. "
target: Market2Member AB
Market2Member is a Swedish provider of loyalty solutions. Based on a SaaS model, Market2Member operates loyalty and bonus programs for partners, such as credit card companies, banks and membership clubs. Their platform allows users to offer cash rewards from a network of over 500 merchants.
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announced 8/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Blackhawk Network, Inc., will acquire Edge Loyalty Systems

synopsis: Blackhawk Network, a company that delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives, will be acquiring Edge Loyalty Systems, a leading Australian sales promotions and loyalty based incentive technology business.
buyer parent: P2 Capital Partners
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment programs to meet their partners’ business objectives. They collaborate with partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. "
target parent: Village Roadshow Ltd.
target: Edge Loyalty Systems
Edge Loyalty Systems is a leading Australian sales promotions and loyalty based incentive technology business. Edge delivers market-leading, data-driven sales promotions businesses through Edge, Edge Consumer, and Lifestyle Rewards.
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closed 8/22/2019 via BusinessWire

360insights, acquired Ohana Companies

synopsis: 360insights announced that it has acquired The Ohana Companies. Ohana is a promotional marketing company and a full line rebate service provider offering both mail-in and online rebate solutions. Ohana is changing the way consumers, retailers and manufacturers participate in rebates, loyalty programs and promotional marketing.
buyer: 360insights
360insights has developed a user friendly yet highly sophisticated SaaS-based software platform that allows large businesses to manage highly complex incentive programs in real time allowing them to maximize the effectiveness of their programs while minimizing admin efforts and costs to execute. "
target: Ohana Companies
Ohana is a promotional marketing company and a full line rebate service provider offering both mail-in and online rebate solutions. Ohana is changing the way consumers, retailers and manufacturers participate in rebates, loyalty programs and promotional marketing.
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closed 7/10/2019 via PR Newswire

InComm, acquired Meridian Loyalty

synopsis: InComm has acquired Meridian Loyalty, a full-service incentives business that creates loyalty and engagement programs for large corporations. The acquisition will allow InComm to strengthen its incentives business through flexible reward offerings and member-centric design and management tools for B2C, B2B, and employee programs.
buyer: InComm
By building more value into every transaction through innovative payment technologies, InComm creates seamless and valuable commerce experiences. InComm's unique products and services connect companies across a wide range of industries to an ever-expanding consumer base. "
target: Meridian Loyalty
Meridian Loyalty is a full-service incentives business that creates loyalty and engagement programs for large corporations. Meridian Loyalty helps growing organizations energize their brand communities and build deeper connections with consumers, B2B partners, and employees.
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closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Aclate Inc., acquired SMS Masterminds

synopsis: Aclate, a company that acquires mission-critical software businesses, has acquired SMS Masterminds from Relentless Management Group, a technology focused management firm. SMS Masterminds is a mobile and loyalty marketing technology company. They offer automated marketing tools that help businesses create stronger relationships with their customers.
buyer: Aclate Inc.
Aclate acquires companies that offer proven, and often mission-critical, software solutions. Taking advantage of shared support services to handle day-to-day operations, brands under the Aclate portfolio are freed up to focus on the customer side of the business. "
target parent: Relentless Management Group
target: SMS Masterminds (OTCPK:SSPC:$5.58)
SMS Masterminds is a full-service mobile and loyalty marketing technology company. SMS Masterminds offers automated marketing tools that combine the core functions of SMS/text messaging, mobile web, and email to help businesses create stronger relationships with their customers.
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announced 9/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

Awardit AB (publ), will acquire Crossroads Loyalty Solutions AB

synopsis: Awardit, a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden, will acquire Crossroads Loyalty Solutions, a Swedish company that designs, develops and operates customer loyalty, reward and e-commerce solutions. Crossroads helps companies set up e-commerce stores and reward portals to help them increase loyalty and decrease churn.
buyer: Awardit AB (publ) (OM:AWRD:$24.50)
Awardit is a provider of loyalty solutions in Sweden. Awardit helps companies increase their revenue by implementing loyalty programs aimed at consumer and businesses customers. Their solutions include customer clubs, loyalty programs, sales motivation programs, and digital scoring currencies. "
target: Crossroads Loyalty Solutions AB
Crossroads Loyalty Solutions is a Swedish company that designs, develops and operates customer loyalty, reward and e-commerce solutions. Crossroads helps companies set up e-commerce stores and reward portals to help them increase loyalty and decrease churn.
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closed 6/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kremsa Digital merged with Pastilla Institute,

synopsis: The Pastilla Institute, a leading creative and marketing agency, has announced a merger with Kremsa Digital, a boutique digital agency that focuses on development of Facebook applications. They also specialize in creating online loyalty and advocacy programs.
buyer: Pastilla Institute
Pastilla is a leading creative and marketing agency built upon strategic branding that encompasses digital, print, film & animation, advertising, and marketing. They are based in Los Angeles, CA. "
target: Kremsa Digital
Kremsa Digital is a boutique digital agency that focuses on development of Facebook applications. They also specialize in creating online loyalty and advocacy programs.
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closed 3/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Comvest Partners, acquired Engage2Excel

synopsis: Comvest Partners, a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across North America, announced the acquisition of Engage2Excel, a leading provider of employee recognition, sales incentives, talent acquisition and consumer loyalty solutions and services.
buyer: Comvest Partners
Comvest Partners is a private investment firm providing equity and debt capital to middle-market companies across North America. Since its founding in 2000, Comvest has invested over $3.0 billion in over 160 companies. "
target parent: Gridiron Capital, LLC
target: Engage2Excel
Engage2Excel provides Engagement Surveys, ROI-based Recognition Programs, Performance Analytics and Talent Acquisition solutions that enable companies to improve employee engagement to drive bottom-line business results.
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closed 1/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Olson 1to1, acquired The Future Customer Ltd.

synopsis: Olson 1to1, an agency that specalizes in loyalty and CRM, has acquired The Future Customer, a leading boutique loyalty strategy and marketing company in London. The Future Customer's future-facing customer programmes and experiences transform businesses, delivering brand love with incremental revenue across retail, media, mobile, energy and health.
buyer parent: ICF International
buyer: Olson 1to1
Olson 1to1 are leaders in loyalty and CRM. They're a new breed of agency, hell-bent on delivering real, personal interactions. They bring together powerful technologies, innovative strategies and compelling creatives to help brands develop real relationships with their customers. "
target: The Future Customer Ltd.
The Future Customer is a leading boutique loyalty strategy and marketing company in London. They are a team of fresh thinkers and customer strategists with a history of building exceptional brand loyalty. They challenge the way brands approach loyalty to unlock the full potential of customers.
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closed 11/1/2017 via PR Web

iVision Mobile, Inc., acquired LA Text Savings

synopsis: iVision Mobile, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based mobile marketing and communications software for businesses, has acquired LA Text Savings, a mobile marketing company that specializes in providing Digital Loyalty Reward Programs and Text Message Marketing. LA Text Savings helps businesses reward their existing customers and attract new ones.
buyer: iVision Mobile, Inc.
iVision Mobile provides cloud-based mobile marketing and text messaging software solutions for businesses, both large and small. Users can send text messages (SMS messages), mms messages, and create interactive mobile campaigns with iVision Mobile ’s easy to use Text Messaging Software. "
target: LA Text Savings
LA Text Savings is a mobile marketing company that specializes in providing Digital Loyalty Reward Programs and Text Message Marketing to small-medium sized business in Southern California.
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announced 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Periscope, will acquire Anthem Marketing Solutions

synopsis: Periscope, one of the top five independent agencies in the nation, is to acquire Anthem Marketing Solutions, a Chicago based, data-driven marketing agency. Anthem, a firm that has deep experience in diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics, also has experience in database marketing, journey mapping and loyalty services
buyer: Periscope
Periscope is one of the largest independent creative agencies in the nation and offers a full spectrum of marketing services to a wide range of acclaimed brands, including Arctic Cat, Autotrader, BASF, Best Buy, Bridgestone, Cox Communications, ExxonMobil and more. "
target: Anthem Marketing Solutions
Anthem Marketing Solutions is a Chicago based, data-driven marketing agency. Anthem, a firm that has deep experience in diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive analytics, also has experience in database marketing, journey mapping and loyalty services.
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closed 4/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

RedePay, acquired Zimp

synopsis: The Zimp loyalty program was acquired by RedePay, an integrated payment company. Founded in 2013, Zimp is focused on developing a coalition rewards program based on a simple but bold idea: rewards points that work like money.
buyer: RedePay
RedePay is an integrated payment company. RedePay, founded by partners Sallen Moraes and Sérgio Monteiro, has been operating in the market since 2015, with the purpose of promoting digital convergence in means of payment. "
target: Zimp
Zimp provides loyalty and rewards program. Founded in 2013, Zimp is focused on developing a coalition rewards program based on a simple but bold idea: rewards points that work like money. The accumulated points are without expiration and easy to spend.
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closed 12/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

MediaPost Group, acquired PSM Agency

synopsis: MediaPost Group , the leading relationship marketing company in the Spanish market, acquired PSM,the relational marketing agency with more than 25 years of experience in loyalty and incentives. With this acquisition, MediaPost Group consolidates its leadership as a relational marketing company both nationally and internationally.
buyer: MediaPost Group
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Spain, MediaPost Group is a leading relational marketing services company that offers a wide range of multi-channel solutions that will help attract new customers, retain current customers and add value to products and services. "
target: PSM Agency
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Spain, PSM Agency is the relational marketing agency with more than 25 years of experience in Loyalty, Quality and Incentives.
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closed 10/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackhawk Network, Inc., acquired Grass Roots

synopsis: Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Grass Roots Group Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of employee and customer engagement solutions, as previously described in its Aug. 31, 2016 press release. The acquisition broadens the global capabilities of Blackhawk's incentives and engagement business.
buyer: Blackhawk Network, Inc. (HAWK:$2,070.19)
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a leading prepaid and payments global company, which supports the program management and distribution of gift cards, prepaid telecom products and financial service products in retail, digital and incentive channels. "
target: Grass Roots
The Grass Roots Group connects brands and people, through services such as Experience and Insight, Motivation, Rewards, Benefits, Promotions and Meetings and Events. Founded in the UK in 1980, the Group has 12 offices throughout the world and has provided services in over 100 countries.
price ($mm)
$119
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
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EV / EBITDA
8.2x

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