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closed 2/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired PR Marketplace

synopsis: AirPR, a startup promising a fresh approach to public relations, has sold its PR marketplace to marketing agency The CHR Group. PR Marketplace was first launched in 2012 and offers to connect startups with the right PR representation. Companies can post their PR projects and the platform will match them with a PR professional.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target parent: AirPR
target: PR Marketplace
PR Marketplace was first launched in 2012 and offers to connect startups with the right PR representation. Companies can post their PR projects and the platform will match them with a PR professional.
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closed 4/28/2022 via BusinessWire

BWZ Media, acquired Crozdesk

synopsis: Vancouver-based media company Black and White Zebra (BWZ), announced the acquisition of London, UK-based SaaS lead-generation company Crozdesk. Crozdesk.com is a discovery platform that makes the search for software simple.
buyer: BWZ Media
Founded in 2012, BWZ is an independent media tech company that exists to help people succeed at work. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., BWZ is the parent company for a number of major online publications that aim to provide people with the knowledge and tools they need to succeed professionally. "
target: Crozdesk
Crozdesk.com is a discovery platform that makes the search for software simple. Crozdesk has run lead generation, PPC and intent data campaigns for over 500 software vendors over the last three years, and uses AI to rank more than 13,000 software products across over 350 categories.
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closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Lightricks, acquired Popular Pays

synopsis: Lightricks is acquiring Popular Pays, a Chicago-based software company that connects brands with creators. Popular Pays has 130 clients that represent more than 350 brands. About 60,000 creators use it for free. The platform makes money by taking a percentage from brands' deals, and brands pay a SaaS fee depending on the level of service.
buyer: Lightricks
Lightricks is the developer behind subscription-based content creation apps Facetune and Enlight that leverages AI to let users fine-tune selfies by adjusting their proportions and manipulating lighting. "
target: Popular Pays
Popular Pays is a Chicago-based software company that connects brands with creators. Popular Pays has 130 clients that represent more than 350 brands. About 60,000 creators use it for free.
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closed 1/6/2022 via BNC Analysis

CustomInk, acquired Printfection

synopsis: Custom Ink, the leader in custom apparel and accessories for companies, has acquired Printfection, a swag management platform. Printfection helps companies create unique products that represent their brand. Their platform allows businesses to easily buy, manage, and send swag and branded merchandise to customers and employees around the world.
buyer: CustomInk
Custom Ink is the leader in custom apparel and accessories for groups, events, and special occasions. The company helps group organizers bring their families, friends, teammates, and colleagues together with inspired designs they are proud to wear. "
target: Printfection
Printfection is a swag management platform. Printfection helps companies create unique, amazing products that represent their brand. Their platform allows businesses to easily buy, manage, and send swag and branded merchandise to customers and employees around the world.
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announced 10/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Hamster Garage, will acquire Swipehouse

synopsis: Hamster Garage, a leading partnerships and affiliate marketing agency, will acquire Swipehouse, an influencer marketplace connecting brands and creators. The acquisition positions Hamster Garage as the leading partnership marketing agency by allowing brands to connect with creators at scale.
buyer: Hamster Garage
Hamster Garage (HG) is a leading partnerships and affiliate management agency servicing global brands. HG goes beyond affiliate marketing to build world class partner programs. HG works with brands to launch and scale full fledged partner programs. "
target: Swipehouse
Swipehouse is one of the biggest social networks for TikTokers-with over a billion followers across its user base. Automating influencer campaigns and democratizing influencer campaigns, Swipehouse has launched hundreds of brands on TikTok while driving millions of conversions for clients.
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd, acquired ITTIFY

synopsis: iMedia, a digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists, has acquired majority stakes in ITTIFY, owner and operator of a social influencer platform. Based in Malaysia, ITTIFY™ helps brands engage the right content creator to help generate buzz, drive traffic and spark real conversations.
buyer: iMedia Asia Sdn Bhd
Based in Malaysia and backed by Catcha Group, iMedia is a new digital media company operated by a team of experienced media specialists. iMedia sells media advertising solutions for popular local language sites and social influencer platforms. "
target: ITTIFY
ITTIFY™ helps brands engage the right content creator to help generate buzz, drive traffic and spark real conversations. Based in Malaysia, ITTIFY is the owner and operator of a social influencer platform.
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announced 5/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Planet Ventures Inc., will acquire Cucu Sports Limited

synopsis: Planet Ventures Inc. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire Cucu Sports, a sports influencer mobile technology platform based in the United Kingdom. Cucu Sports & Entertainment is an online marketplace that allows Brands and Athletes to implement social media endorsement campaigns with just a few clicks.
buyer: Planet Ventures Inc. (TSXV:PXI:($0.59))
Planet Ventures Inc. is a public investment issuer listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange, that is focused on investing in disruptive companies and industries that have high growth potential. "
target: Cucu Sports Limited
Cucu Sports & Entertainment is an online marketplace that allows Brands and Athletes to implement social media endorsement campaigns with just a few clicks. Their smart proprietary platform allows marketers to deliver their social media posts through the athletes’ social media.
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$0.33
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closed 2/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Blockescence plc, acquired ReachHero

synopsis: blockescence plc successfully acquired majority of the shares in the influencer and social media specialist ReachHero GmbH. The German company ReachHero has a leading platform solution for influencers and advertisers in Europe.
buyer: Blockescence plc (XTRA:M8G:$279.92)
Based in Malta, blockscence is a strategic investment holding company which focuses on a buy, build and sell strategy of fast-growing companies in consolidating TMT sectors. New technologies are proactively used to create USPs and efficiencies within the portfolio companies. "
target: ReachHero
ReachHero is the leading European online marketplace for micro and macro influencer campaigns. The German company makes exciting product placements in social media channels incredibly easy. The platform allows influencers to earn money by sharing products with their audience.
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closed 7/26/2018 via BusinessWire

IZEA, Inc., acquired Tapinfluence

synopsis: IZEA, Inc., operator of IZEAx®, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, closed its previously announced acquisition of TapInfluence, Inc. TapInfluence is a leading platform and online marketplace for brands and agencies to execute influencer marketing campaigns.
buyer: IZEA, Inc. (IZEA:$20.60)
IZEA operates IZEAx, the premier online marketplace that connects marketers with content creators. IZEAx automates influencer marketing and custom content development, allowing brands and agencies to scale their marketing programs. "
target: Tapinfluence
TapInfluence is the industry's leading SaaS platform that empowers consumers to make better purchasing decisions. Through Influencer Marketing Automation, they help brands put authenticity back into their messaging and communications by connecting them with trusted voices in their industry.
price ($mm)
$7.08
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$6
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announced 4/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Socialwire Co., Ltd., will acquire Find Model

synopsis: Socialwire Co., Ltd., a company in Japan that is engaged in the news wire and incubation businesses, will acquire Find Model, a Japanese online matching platform that connects companies and influencers. Find Model allows companies to easily find an influencer they can use in their influencer marketing campaigns.
buyer: Socialwire Co., Ltd. (TSE:3929:$34.31)
Socialwire is a company in Japan that is engaged in the news wire and incubation businesses. The company provides press release delivery services to companies, government agencies, and organizations. Their incubation business provides consulting services to companies in the start-up stages. "
target: Find Model
Find Model is a Japanese online matching platform that connects companies and influencers. The platform allows companies to easily find an influencer they can use in their influencer marketing campaigns. Find Model has over 1000 registered influencers that they pick from for every campaign.
price ($mm)
$2.40
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$1
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closed 12/21/2017 via BNC Analysis

AdCityMedia, acquired Bitlogic Media AB

synopsis: AdCityMedia, a leading provider of outdoor advertising services in Sweden, has acquired Bitlogic Media AB. Bitlogic Media AB is a Swedish company that is developing a global booking platform that connects owners of digital and analog media sites and the buyers of those media sites.
buyer: AdCityMedia (OM:ACM:$20.60)
AdCityMedia is active in the outdoor advertising market and is the leader of large digital format advertising in Sweden. The company has about 1,500 of its own media spaces and over 3,000 digital screens that they operate. "
target: Bitlogic Media AB
Bitlogic Media AB is a Swedish company that is developing a global booking platform that connects owners of digital and analog media sites and the buyers of those media sites.
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closed 3/29/2017 via Market Wire

App Swarm Inc., acquired Namefy

synopsis: AppSwarm, Inc., a company that focuses on the acquisition and development of application-based technologies, has announced the acquisition of a novel ecommerce website, Namefy. Namefy creates beautiful, catchy company names for startups.
buyer: App Swarm Inc. (OTCPK:SWRM:$2.83)
AppSwarm, Inc. is a technology development and incubation company focused in accelerating the development of mobile applications and technology, fast-tracking product to market. AppSwarm partners with application developers through joint ventures, royalty agreements, & outright purchase agreements. "
target: Namefy
Namefy is a novel ecommerce website. They create beautiful, catchy company names for startups. Their team of naming experts can provide business name ideas within 24 hours. The names are created especially for their client’s business, it reflects what the company stands for.
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closed 10/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

YouTube, acquired FameBit, Inc.

synopsis: Online video and media giant, YouTube, through its parent company Alphabet Inc's Google has acquired Famebit, a YouTube marketing platform that connects YouTubers and other “influencers” with brands to create videos that are shared across the internet.
buyer parent: Google Inc.
buyer: YouTube
YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. It provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. "
target: FameBit, Inc.
Fame Bit is a YouTube marketing platform that enable brands to collaborate with YouTube influencers and create videos that are shared across the internet. It is a convenient method to find, hire and work with YouTube Influencers and create brand awareness with tutorial videos.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

PeopleBrowsr, acquired Empire Avenue

synopsis: Social enterprise provider PeopleBrowsr has acquired Empire Avenue. The company is a virtual stock market that users and brands could participate in with the goal of enhancing their social influence.
buyer: PeopleBrowsr
PeopleBrowsr, a San Francisco based company, is the creator of SocialOS™ - The Enterprise Platform for creating Instant Networks. SocialOS powers the .CEO and Kred Influence Networks, and .Best Top Level Domain. "
target: Empire Avenue
Empire Avenue is a virtual currency stock market game based on social media influence. Buy and Sell to peers, have fun on social media.
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closed 7/29/2015 via

Pureprofile Pty Ltd., acquired Sparc Media

synopsis: Leading global online marketing and research company Pureprofile has successfully completed the acquisition of Sparc Media and listed the joint business on the ASX. Sparc Media has amassed a wealth of experience in online marketing, and it successfully moved into programmatic media buying in 2009 when the industry was still in its infancy.
buyer: Pureprofile Pty Ltd. (ASX:PPL:$36.88)
Pureprofile is a technology and insights company that helps brands, businesses and consumers make better decisions. Consumers answer short surveys to build their own unique profiles and Pureprofile uses this information to connect them to surveys, insights, and offers tailored to their preferences. "
target: Sparc Media
Sparc Media started as a performance focused online advertiser. It was an early entrant into the ad exchange world when team started running programmatic display campaigns. The company adapted the business to become a digital media buying service provider specialized in programmatic media buying.
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closed 6/23/2014 via PR Newswire

Matomy Media Group, acquired Team Internet AG

synopsis: Global digital performance-based marketing company Matomy Media Group announced that it has acquired a majority ownership position in the Munich-based direct navigation search company Team Internet AG. Team Internet is comprised of two businesses: Parking Crew and DNTX.
buyer: Matomy Media Group (LSE:MTMY:$68.34)
Matomy Media Group is one of the world's leading digital performance-based marketing companies. Working across Web, social media and mobile platforms, Matomy Media Group offers advertisers, networks and publishers a range of opportunities integrated through one gateway. "
target: Team Internet AG
Founded in 2010 and located in Munich, Germany, Team Internet is a leading provider of services in the direct navigation search market. Direct navigation is the preferred way of users to locate a site for the first time, which makes this traffic source a prime vehicle for user acquisition.
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announced 2/24/2014 via Market Wire

Oracle Corporation, will acquire Blue Kai

synopsis: Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire BlueKai, the industry's leading cloud-based big data platform that enables companies to personalize online, offline and mobile marketing campaigns with richer and more actionable information about targeted audiences.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$41,399.00)
Oracle Corporation is the world's largest enterprise software company. The company is a leading provider of systems software, including database management, application development, and application server software. "
target: Blue Kai
BlueKai provides solutions for comprehensive data management, acquisition and analytics to maximize performance from all audience data. The BlueKai Platform is a complete technology solution for managing private data assets and analyzing campaign performance to maximize return on marketing dollars.
price ($mm)
$400
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$40
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closed 9/19/2013 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Afternic, Inc

synopsis: GoDaddy, the world’s leading domain name provider, has acquired Afternic, one of the industry’s leading domain name aftermarket companies. The move creates an unprecedented level of domain name aftermarket inventory from one source, enabling buyers to purchase registered domain names offered for sale quickly and easily.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$3,670.30)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target parent: NameMedia, Inc.
target: Afternic, Inc
Afternic’s Domain Name Marketplace has over 1.8 million premium domains available for purchase supported by complementary products such as a domain name appraisal service, a domain purchase assistance team; secure domain name escrow services, and a platform for generating advertising revenue.
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closed 3/14/2012 via Company Press Release

Fotolia, acquired Wilogo SARL

synopsis: Fotolia, the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, announced the acquisition of Wilogo.com, a leading crowdsourcing design community.
buyer: Fotolia
Fotolia is the first worldwide social marketplace for royalty free stock images, allowing individuals and professionals to legally buy and share stock images and illustrations. "
target: Wilogo SARL
Wilogo connects graphic designers with companies to produce amazing design. Their goal is to help companies rapidly source a variety of high quality design concepts and materials.
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closed 8/16/2011 via BusinessWire

IgnitionOne, Inc., acquired AdJug Ltd

synopsis: IgnitionOne, an international digital marketing technology and solutions company, has acquired AdJug, a leading display advertising exchange for unsold premium inventory. The two companies will integrate their technologies to provide marketers with a solution that simplifies the buying, targeting and measurement of online advertising.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: IgnitionOne, Inc.
IgnitionOne is the world’s first closed loop Digital Marketing Suite, offering multiple solutions to improve online performance within a single interface. Solutions include ad management, cross-channel attribution and on-site optimization all through a single, simple-to-implement website tag. "
target parent: Hubert Burda Media
target: AdJug Ltd
AdJug Ltd., based in London, Munich and Bangalore, is the largest and longest-running transparent display ad Exchange for premium unsold inventory in Europe. The AdJug Exchange serves three billion+ ad impressions per month to more than 67 million unique users per month.
price ($mm)
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$15
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closed 2/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired PR Marketplace

synopsis: AirPR, a startup promising a fresh approach to public relations, has sold its PR marketplace to marketing agency The CHR Group. PR Marketplace was first launched in 2012 and offers to connect startups with the right PR representation. Companies can post their PR projects and the platform will match them with a PR professional.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target parent: AirPR
target: PR Marketplace
PR Marketplace was first launched in 2012 and offers to connect startups with the right PR representation. Companies can post their PR projects and the platform will match them with a PR professional.
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closed 5/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Colour Creative Persuasion Inc., acquired Bright Blue Wave Inc.

synopsis: Digital agency Colour Creative Persuasion has acquired Bright Blue Wave, a social media agency based in Mississauga. The firm’s clients include Mercer, EQ Bank, Embark Health, Parkin and Knowledge First.
buyer parent: C&H Group
buyer: Colour Creative Persuasion Inc.
Colour’s team of specialists in creative, communications and social media, helps clients achieve positive change through the co-creation and delivery of great ideas. Colour works with Nestlé, GlaxoSmithKline, Agropur, Crombie, Fortis, The Canadian Olympic Foundation, Renaissance Hotels, and more. "
target: Bright Blue Wave Inc.
Bright Blue Wave is a social media agency based in Mississauga. The firm’s clients include Mercer, EQ Bank, Embark Health, Parkin and Knowledge First.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired Colour Creative Persuasion Inc.

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York–based independent communications holding company with deep Canadian roots, has acquired Colour. Colour’s team of specialists in creative, communications and social media, helps clients achieve positive change through the co-creation and delivery of great ideas.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target: Colour Creative Persuasion Inc.
Colour’s team of specialists in creative, communications and social media, helps clients achieve positive change through the co-creation and delivery of great ideas. Colour works with Nestlé, GlaxoSmithKline, Agropur, Crombie, Fortis, The Canadian Olympic Foundation, Renaissance Hotels, and more.
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closed 6/17/2015 via Company Press Release

The CHR Group, acquired Orcí

synopsis: The CHR Group proudly announced the addition of U.S. Hispanic advertising agency Orcí to the CHR corporate family. Orcí is one of the pioneers of Hispanic advertising & marketing in the US and has successfully delivered notable results for clients since 1986.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target: Orcí
Orcí is one of the pioneers of Hispanic advertising & marketing in the US and has successfully delivered notable results for clients since 1986. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Orcí has connected scores of America's best-loved brands to the Hispanic market.
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closed 4/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired Zlokower Company

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York-based integrated marketing services holding company, has acquired Zlokower Company, a New York-based media relations firm with a strong concentration in real estate andother professional services including finance, insurance, healthcare, law and technology.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target: Zlokower Company
Established in 1983, Zlokower Company focuses on real estate and other professional services, and has additional capabilities in corporate, consumer, non-profit public relations and book publicity.
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closed 2/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired PR Marketplace

synopsis: AirPR, a startup promising a fresh approach to public relations, has sold its PR marketplace to marketing agency The CHR Group. PR Marketplace was first launched in 2012 and offers to connect startups with the right PR representation. Companies can post their PR projects and the platform will match them with a PR professional.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target parent: AirPR
target: PR Marketplace
PR Marketplace was first launched in 2012 and offers to connect startups with the right PR representation. Companies can post their PR projects and the platform will match them with a PR professional.
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closed 11/4/2014 via PR Newswire

The CHR Group, acquired Idea Workshop

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York City-based integrated marketing services holding company, announces that it has acquired award-winning public relations firm, Idea Workshop. Founded in 1997 as a PR agency specializing in retail and design, Idea Workshop is one of the most respected PR studios in Canada.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target: Idea Workshop
Founded in 1997 as a PR agency specializing in retail and design, Idea Workshop is one of the most respected PR studios in Canada with expertise in real estate development, architecture and design, home and lifestyle, gourmet food, health, wellness and cause-related sectors.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

The CHR Group, acquired Studio One

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York-based integrated marketing services holding company, has acquired Studio One, a New York-based content marketing firm. The firm, led by president Andrew Susman, will maintain its current brand, its entire staff, and operate from The CHR Group's corporate headquarters in New York.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target: Studio One
Studio One develops custom content marketing programs targeted to advertisers’ audiences. For advertisers, Nielsen has shown that Studio One’s programs generate $6.64 compared to the $1.64 return of paid media.
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closed 9/10/2014 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired Trylon SMR

synopsis: New York-based marketing services holding company, The CHR Group, announced its acquisition of tech-focused PR shop Trylon SMR. Trylon SMR are dedicated Public Relations professionals solely serving clients in the media, technology, telecommunications, and related industries.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target: Trylon SMR
Trylon SMR are dedicated Public Relations professionals solely serving clients in the media, technology, telecommunications, and related industries. The Company understand the specialized types of audiences our clients need to reach and the best media to reach those audiences.
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closed 7/21/2014 via PR Newswire

The CHR Group, acquired EmeryMartin

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York-based, integrated marketing services holding company, announced that it has acquired EmeryMartin Consulting and appointed Betsy Emery Martin chairman of The CHR Group's digital practice. The consulting firm will operate from its current Cincinnati office as well as The CHR Group's corporate headquarters in New York City.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target: EmeryMartin
EmeryMartin is a leading technology consulting firm helping some of the world's most respected brands by driving performance and innovation. In transforming the customer experience across all channels, EmeryMartin rallies key stakeholders and consistently delivers R.O.I.
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closed 5/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired Slingshot, Inc.

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York City-based marketing services holding company, has acquired consumer package design firm Slingshot, a consumer package design firm that offers brand strategies to companies. Founded in 1999, Slingshot has clients in the United States, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group is an independent, globally oriented marketing services holding company. The firm has a unique vision on the evolution of the agency holding company and has been built and designed from the ground up to answer today's evolving client needs. "
target: Slingshot, Inc.
Slingshot is a consumer package design firm that offers brand strategies to companies. Founded in 1999, Slingshot has clients in the United States, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean.
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closed 3/24/2014 via PR Newswire

The CHR Group, acquired JVST Inc.

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York City-based integrated marketing services holding company, announces that it has acquired JVST, a full-service digital advertising and design agency based in San Francisco. JVST will maintain its brand and operate from The CHR Group's new offices in the heart of San Francisco.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group is an independent, globally oriented marketing services holding company. The firm has a unique vision on the evolution of the agency holding company and has been built and designed from the ground up to answer today's evolving client needs. "
target: JVST Inc.
Founded in 2008, JVST Inc. is a full-service digital advertising and design agency based in San Francisco, specializing in innovative and high-impact brand advertising tailored to inject brands into the cultural currents.
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closed 3/10/2014 via PR Newswire

The CHR Group, acquired Raker Goldstein & Co.

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York City-based integrated marketing services holding company, announces that it has acquired public relations firm Raker Goldstein & Co. The latter will maintain their brand and operate from The CHR Group's corporate headquarters in New York City.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group is an independent, globally oriented marketing services holding company. The firm has a unique vision on the evolution of the agency holding company and has been built and designed from the ground up to answer today's evolving client needs. "
target: Raker Goldstein & Co.
Raker Goldstein is a boutique lifestyle public relations agency, which works intimately with clients to develop their businesses, brand equity, visibility, news coverage, sales and profits.
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closed 11/25/2013 via PR Newswire

The CHR Group, acquired Stone Canoe

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York City-based integrated marketing services holding company, announces that it has acquired Stone Canoe. The eighteen-person digital agency, led by Managing Director Jason Agar and President Scot Bryson.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group is an independent, globally oriented marketing services holding company. The firm has a unique vision on the evolution of the agency holding company and has been built and designed from the ground up to answer today's evolving client needs. "
target: Stone Canoe
Stone Canoe offers a full suite of digital marketing services including strategy, digital creative, website and mobile application development, video and animation production, online campaigns and analytics.
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closed 11/4/2013 via PR Newswire

The CHR Group, acquired Stan Adler Associates

synopsis: The CHR Group, an integrated marketing services holding company, announced that it acquired Stan Adler Associates (SAA). Stan Adler Associates (SAA) focuses primarily on the strategic marketing needs of mutual funds, investment managers, hedge funds, asset management firms, real estate investment trusts and real estate leasing and management firms.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group is an independent, globally oriented marketing services holding company. The firm has a unique vision on the evolution of the agency holding company and has been built and designed from the ground up to answer today's evolving client needs. "
target: Stan Adler Associates
Stan Adler Associates (SAA) focuses primarily on the strategic marketing needs of mutual funds, investment managers, hedge funds, asset management firms, real estate investment trusts and real estate leasing and management firms.
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closed 9/23/2013 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired Neverstop

synopsis: Neverstop, a leading experiential agency, has joined The CHR Group, an independent, globally-oriented marketing services holding company. Since its founding in 1996, Neverstop has produced award-winning experiential marketing campaigns for such clients as Sephora, Microsoft and Nike. Neverstop will continue to operate under its own brand.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target: Neverstop
Founded in 1996, Neverstop is an award-winning creative agency that pioneered what is now known as experiential marketing and brand activation.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired Casco Design

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York City-based integrated marketing services holding company, announces that it has acquired the Toronto design firm Casco Design. The Casco Design deal represents The CHR Group’s fifth acquisition as a holding company.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group is an independent, globally oriented marketing services holding company. The firm has a unique vision on the evolution of the agency holding company and has been built and designed from the ground up to answer today’s evolving client needs to market in a multi-channel world. "
target: Casco Design
Casco Design Studio is a modern, vibrant and skilled design firm based out of Toronto. Casco Design has a rich history of helping clients in Canada and the U.S. increase their profiles, attract audiences and build market share
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closed 8/9/2012 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired Vantage Studios

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York City-based integrated marketing services holding company, announces that it has acquired the Winnipeg advertising agency Vantage Studios. The Vantage Studios deal represents The CHR Group’s fourth acquisition as a holding company.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group is an independent, globally oriented marketing services holding company. The firm has a unique vision on the evolution of the agency holding company and has been built and designed from the ground up to answer today’s evolving client needs to market in a multi-channel world. "
target: Vantage Studios
Vantage Studios is a creative design community with an in-house printshop, located in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. Vantage Studios is dedicated to the art and craft of innovative design and print solutions.
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closed 2/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired ClarkHuot

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York City-based integrated marketing services holding company, announces that it has acquired strategic brand consulting firm ClarkHuot. The ClarkHuot deal represents The CHR Group’s first acquisition as a holding company.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group, headquartered in New York, is an independent and global marketing services holding company. CHR's portfolio includes marketing disciplines ranging from advertising, public relations, digital/social, branding, content, experiential/events, data analytics, and media buying/planning. "
target: ClarkHuot
ClarkHuot / is an integrated brand development and digital services agency. They help organizations imagine, design, and launch their brand experience over all points of customer, employee, and shareholder contact.
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closed 2/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

The CHR Group, acquired Space Cadet/Velocity

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York City-based integrated marketing services holding company, announces that it has acquired digital activation agency Space Cadet/Velocity. The Space Cadet/Velocity deal represents The CHR Group’s third acquisition as a holding company.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group is an independent, globally oriented marketing services holding company. The firm has a unique vision on the evolution of the agency holding company and has been built and designed from the ground up to answer today’s evolving client needs to market in a multi-channel world. "
target: Space Cadet/Velocity
Space Cadet/Velocity is a Winnipeg-based agency that specializes in app development, online engagement initiatives and digital brand activation. Space Cadet/Velocity specializes in app development, online engagement initiatives and more.
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closed 2/1/2012 via Company Press Release

The CHR Group, acquired Cocoon Branding Inc.

synopsis: The CHR Group, a New York City-based integrated marketing services holding company, announces that it has acquired the Winnipeg advertising agency Cocoon Branding. The Cocoon Branding deal represents The CHR Group’s second acquisition.
buyer: The CHR Group
The CHR Group is an independent, globally oriented marketing services holding company. The firm has a unique vision on the evolution of the agency holding company and has been built and designed from the ground up to answer today’s evolving client needs to market in a multi-channel world. "
target: Cocoon Branding Inc.
Cocoon Branding is an advertising agency based in Winnipeg that specializes in creative integrated concepts, innovation, and campaign development. Cocoon Branding has a rich history of helping clients in Canada and the U.S. increase their profiles, attract audiences and build market share.
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announced 10/21/2022 via GlobeNewswire

PPO&S Integrated Marketing Communications will be merged with Latino Connection,

synopsis: Harrisburg-based firms Latino Connection and PPO&S Integrated Marketing Communications will merge under the corporate name of Color & Culture, Inc. PPO&S Integrated Marketing Communications is a full-service, integrated marketing communications firm. Latino Connection is Pennsylvania’s premier marketing and communications agency.
buyer: Latino Connection
Latino Connection is Pennsylvania’s premier marketing and communications agency that launches brands into the country’s most powerful multicultural market. "
target: PPO&S Integrated Marketing Communications
PPO&S Integrated Marketing Communications is a full-service, integrated marketing communications firm with an award-winning reputation for conducting marketing and advertising campaigns for a variety of private sector and mission-driven clients.
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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 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 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.
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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.
price ($mm)
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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
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.
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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.
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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)
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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 ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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)
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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.
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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 ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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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
2022
rev ($mm)
$10,778.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,717.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,437.60
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dékuple
Dékuple
Dékuple is a cross-channel data marketing expert in France. Dékuple designs, markets and implements customer acquisition, loyalty and relationship management services. Their expert capabilities enable them to support brands with their marketing needs.
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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