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closed 4/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Encore Digital Media

synopsis: Next 15 announced that it acquired a majority stake in Encore Digital Media Limited, a successful programmatic advertising technology business based in London. Encore Digital Media is a specialist B2B agency that combines unrivalled industry experience, exclusive publisher relationships and advanced tech capability.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a digital communications group that employs 1,200 people across 50 offices in 18 countries. With 12 subsidiary agencies spanning PR, marketing, digital and public affairs, Next 15 represents many of the world’s biggest international brands. "
target: Encore Digital Media
Encore Digital Media is a specialist B2B agency that combines unrivalled industry experience, exclusive publisher relationships and advanced tech capability to deliver data-driven campaigns within premium online environments.
price ($mm)
$1.05*
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$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
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closed 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gavin Advertising, acquired Holberg Design

synopsis: Gavin, a digitally focused PR and marketing agency, has acquired brand strategy and integrated design services firm Holberg Design. Holberg specializes in brand development...From creating visual branding components, to designing effective B2B and B2C advertising campaigns, to creating powerful, intuitive web experiences.
buyer: Gavin Advertising
Gavin Advertising is a digitally minded public relations and marketing agency devoted to truth in branding and driving action. They serve clients in b2b and b2c industries with expertise in CPG, education, health care and manufacturing/building supply. "
target: Holberg Design
Holberg Design is a complete marketing, advertising and design agency. Holberg specializes in brand development...From creating visual branding components, to designing effective B2B and B2C advertising campaigns, to creating powerful, intuitive web experiences.
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closed 7/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Mungo Creative Group, acquired Splash Digital Media, LLC

synopsis: New York's Mungo Creative Group, Inc. announced its acquisition of San Francisco's Splash Digital Media LLC. Splash Digital Media provides complete production of mobile applications, graphic design, web development, broadcast television commercials, corporate presentations, promotional and consumer sales videos, TV Shows.
buyer: Mungo Creative Group
Mungo Creative Group creates holistic integrated marketing campaigns for clients in the following disciplines: branding, PR, advertising, social strategy, experiential, content creation, website development, video production and graphic design. "
target: Splash Digital Media, LLC
Splash Digital Media provides complete production of mobile applications, graphic design, web development, broadcast television commercials, corporate presentations, promotional and consumer sales videos, TV Shows.
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closed 5/13/2016 via BusinessWire

mcgarrybowen, acquired Arrechedera y Clavero

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of Arrechedera y Claverol (AC), a leading independent full-service advertising agency in Mexico. AC will become part of global award-winning creative agency mcgarrybowen, further expanding the agency’s footprint in key creative hubs around the world.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mcgarrybowen
mcgarrybowen is a global, full-service, integrated marketing communications agency network headquartered in New York, with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, San Antonio, London, Shanghai, São Paulo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris. "
target: Arrechedera y Clavero
Arrechedera Claverol (AC) is an independent full-service advertising leading agency in Mexico, innovating the creation of branded content throughout digital and traditional media. It was founded in 2007 and was one of the first independent agencies in Mexico.
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closed 11/1/2013 via PR Web

Creative Graphics of Prior Lake, acquired B2B Inc.

synopsis: Printing and marketing services firm Creative Graphics of Prior Lake Inc., has acquired the assets of B2B Inc. B2B Inc. is a business-to-business marketing and advertising agency. They provide full-service tactical support to implement a marketing strategy, ranging from website development and SEO to email marketing and social media.
buyer: Creative Graphics of Prior Lake
Creative Graphics provides printing and marketing solutions for companies and organizations. They are a full service commercial printing company that continues to grow by helping other small to medium size businesses communicate with their customers and find new ones. "
target: B2B Inc.
B2B Inc. is a business-to-business marketing and advertising agency. They provide full-service tactical support to implement a marketing strategy, ranging from website development and SEO to email marketing and social media.
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closed 7/16/2013 via Market Wire

Findly, acquired Bernard Hodes Group

synopsis: Findly, the social recruiting market leader and a Symphony Technology Group company, announced that it has acquired Bernard Hodes Group, the talent communications company, from parent agency Omnicom. Bernard Hodes Group offers a full array of innovative strategies and solutions to help companies find, keep, and engage the best possible talent.
buyer: Findly
Findly is the creator and technology leader for On-Demand Talent. They help companies instantly hire the right person at the push of a button through a revolutionary automated talent platform that acquires, manages, screens, and engages only warm candidates. "
target parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
target: Bernard Hodes Group
Headquartered in New York, Bernard Hodes Group offers advertising, employment branding, award-wining creative, strategic media planning and buying, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to thousands of clients.
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closed 10/20/2011 via BusinessWire

RFE Investment Partners, acquired GA|PRC Group

synopsis: GA|PRC Group has been acquired by RFE Investment Partners along with its equity partners Caymus Equity Partners and Starboard Capital Partners. GA|PRC Group (comprised of GA, PureRed Creative and GAPRC Interactive) is a leading advertising agency that designs and executes integrated retail marketing programs.
buyer: RFE Investment Partners
RFE Investment Partners is a private equity investment firm focusing on smaller, middle-market service, manufacturing and healthcare-service businesses. Since its founding in 1979, RFE has made investments in more than 120 companies operating in a variety of industries. "
target: GA|PRC Group
GA|PRC Group (comprised of GA, PureRed Creative and GAPRC Interactive) is a leading advertising agency that designs and executes integrated retail marketing programs, including premedia advertising execution, digital creative/design, digital asset management services, and more.
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announced 9/29/2011 via PR Newswire

Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd., will acquire Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Jingwei International Ltd ("Jingwei"), a leading provider of data-mining, interactive marketing and software services in China, announced that its subsidiary has entered into an Agreement to dispose of its legacy media business in Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd. to Mr. George Du, the CEO, President and Chairman of Jingwei.
buyer: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients. "
target parent: Jingwei International Limited
target: Beijing New Media Advertising Co. Ltd.
Founded in 2008, Beijing New Media is engaged in creating, planning and handling advertising, as well as providing branding strategy and sales promotions for its clients.
price ($mm)
$0.86
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closed 9/28/2011 via BNC Analysis

McCann Worldgroup, acquired Smart

synopsis: McCann Worldgroup Australia announced the acquisition of Australasian indy marketing agency Smart. The combined operation will make McCann Erickson one of Australia's largest agencies. The new entity assumes the name McCann Erickson Australia.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: McCann Worldgroup
McCann Worldgroup delivers marketing solutions that transform brands and grow businesses. The company is comprised of a roster of best-in-class agencies, including McCann Erickson Worldwide; MRM Worldwide; Momentum Worldwide; McCann Healthcare Worldwide; WGEXP; UM; Weber Shandwick and FutureBrand. "
target: Smart
Smart is a advertising agency. Smart provides brand strategy, loyalty marketing and more.
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announced 9/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Piazza Advertising, Inc. will be merged with E+M Advertising Inc.,

synopsis: E+M Advertising, an integrated brand response marketing agency based in New York, has announced that it is merging with Piazza Advertising, a full service advertising agency with capabilities in social commerce, mobile commerce, merchandising advergaming, QR codes and augmented reality.
buyer: E+M Advertising Inc.
As a pioneer in media driven marketing, E+M Advertising brings 30 years of experience to integrated brand response that efficiently utilizes every media dollar to its fullest potential. E+M Advertising employs brand response skill sets across all media, social media, and mobile commerce. "
target: Piazza Advertising, Inc.
Piazza Advertising is a full-service Advertising and Advergaming Agency that develops powerful, strategic branded content for broadcast, interactive, mobile/iPhone and print campaigns.
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announced 8/19/2011 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, will acquire Rockfish Interactive Corporation

synopsis: WPP Digital, the digital arm of WPP, has agreed to acquire Rockfish Interactive Corp., one of the most highly acclaimed and fastest growing digital marketing agencies in the United States. Rockfish is a Digital Innovation Partner for brands such as Walmart, Sam's Club, Cisco, and Tyson Foods.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$19,110.33)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications. "
target: Rockfish Interactive Corporation
Rockfish Interactive is a Digital Innovation Partner for brands such as Walmart, Sam's Club, Cisco, and Tyson Foods. Rockfish provides digital solutions for their clients that are meaningful to their customers and measurable to their business.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 7/25/2011 via PR Newswire

Matomy Media Group, acquired Adperio

synopsis: Matomy Media Group announced the acquisition of Adperio, a leading online digital ad agency based in Denver, Colorado. With more than a decade of experience in online marketing, Adperio provides clients with unmatched expertise in email, social media and performance based marketing, combined with an unrivalled commitment to best practices.
buyer: Matomy Media Group (LSE:MTMY:$177.30)
Matomy Media Group provides a single, convenient gateway to effective digital advertising. It challenges the marketing functional silos status quo and enables advertisers and agencies to manage and optimize performance-based campaign driven by user engagement opportunities. "
target: Adperio
Adperio is an interactive marketing and advertising agency based in Denver. With more than a decade of experience in online marketing, Adperio provides clients with unmatched expertise in email, social media and performance based marketing, combined with an unrivalled commitment to best practices.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
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closed 7/11/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired DPZ

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced the acquisition of a majority stake in DPZ, one of Brazil's leading advertising agencies. Founded in 1968, DPZ is one of the largest independent advertising agencies in Brazil with approximately 230 employees. The agency is headquartered in São Paulo, with offices in Rio, Brasilia and Vitoria.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services. "
target: DPZ
Founded in 1968, DPZ is one of the largest independent advertising agencies in Brazil with approximately 230 employees. The agency is headquartered in São Paulo, with offices in Rio, Brasilia and Vitoria. DPZ's key clients include prominent international and local brands such as Coca Cola.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$58
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closed 7/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has taken a majority stake in its longterm affiliate Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett, one of the biggest and most distinguished creative advertising agencies in Switzerland. The agency provides the full range of advertising and communication services. Publicis Groupe previously had a minority (40%) stake in the agency.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
Publicis Groupe is the world's third largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's first largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services. "
target: Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett
Founded in 2002, Spillmann/Felser/Leo Burnett is a full-service advertising agency based in Zurich, Switzerland. The agency employs nearly 80 communications professionals and provides the full range of advertising and communication services, including below-the-line and digital services.
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closed 6/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Possible Worldwide, acquired Grïngo

synopsis: Possible Worldwide, a WPP Digital company, announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Gringo, one of Brazil’s most innovative digital agencies. The deal expands Possible Worldwide’s global footprint, augmenting its strategic position in emerging markets such as China and India with the ability to execute large scale interactive initiatives.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Possible Worldwide
Possible Worldwide is a global agency that creates meaningful and measurable interactive marketing. The firm serves a broad range of Fortune 1000 clients, including AT&T, Barclay’s, Comcast, Dell, P&G, Nokia, Microsoft, Mazda and Starwood. "
target: Grïngo
Gringo is one of Brazil’s most innovative digital agencies, known for its work creating cutting-edge, brand experiences that bring consumers running (or clicking). The agency serves clients including Coca-Cola, Absolut Vodka, Microsoft and Itaú Unibanco, Brazil's largest bank.
price ($mm)
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$10
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0.0x
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closed 6/1/2011 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, acquired F.biz Ltda.

synopsis: WPP, the world’s largest communications services group, has acquired 70% of F.biz Ltda., the largest independent digital advertising agency in Brazil. The São Paulo based agency was founded in 1999 and has enjoyed annual growth rate of nearly 50% since then. It employs 200 people and services clients such as Unilever.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$19,110.33)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications. "
target: F.biz Ltda.
F.biz Ltda. is the largest independent digital advertising agency in Brazil. The agency employs 200 people and services clients such as Unilever, Campari, Vivo and NetShoes.
price ($mm)
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$19
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announced 4/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Leo Burnett Company, will acquire Tailor Made

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Tailor Made, a Brazilian independent advertising agency established by Paulo Giovanni. The agency will be integrated into Leo Burnett Brazil and chaired by Paulo Giovanni.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Leo Burnett Company
Leo Burnett Worldwide, comprising the Leo Burnett brand agency and marketing partner Arc Worldwide, is one of the world's largest agency networks and a subsidiary of Publicis Groupe, the world's fourth-largest communications company. "
target: Tailor Made
Tailor Made is a Brazilian independent advertising agency established by Paulo Giovanni.
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announced 4/26/2011 via PR Newswire

Publicis Worldwide, will acquire GP7

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire GP7, a Sao Paulo-based advertising agency focused on emerging social classes as well as travel and tourism. The agency will be renamed Publicis Red Lion (a unit of Publicis Brazil), and will be aligned with Publicis Worldwide.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Publicis Worldwide
Publicis Worldwide ranks among the largest global marketing communications companies. The network spans 82 countries with approximately 9,000 employees. Its total offering includes advertising; interactive and digital marketing; CRM and direct marketing. "
target: GP7
GP7 is a Sao Paulo-based advertising agency focused on emerging social classes as well as travel and tourism. It was established in 2004 and employs 40 communications specialists. The agency offers a full range of advertising and communications services.
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closed 3/23/2011 via Market Wire

Saints Capital LLC, acquired Merisel, Inc.

synopsis: Merisel, a leading provider of visual communications and brand imaging solutions to the consumer products, retail, advertising and entertainment industries, has announced that Saints Capital closed its Stock Purchase Agreement with Phoenix Acquisition Company II, L.L.C., an affiliate of Stonington Partners Inc.
buyer: Saints Capital LLC
Saints Capital is a direct secondary acquirer of venture capital and private equity investments in emerging growth companies. It also makes traditional direct venture capital investments on a primary basis and in special situations in technology, healthcare, consumer and industrial companies. "
target parent: Stonington Partners Inc.
target: Merisel, Inc.
Merisel, headquartered in New York, N.Y., is a leading visual communications and brand imaging solutions provider to its clients.
price ($mm)
$15*
rev ($mm)
$72
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.3x
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4.1x
closed 3/3/2011 via PR Newswire

Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw Ltd merged with Digitas Inc.,

synopsis: Publicis Groupe has announced that it has acquired Kitcatt Nohr, a leading, UK-based, integrated agency. Kitcatt Nohr will be merged with Digitas, the top global integrated brand agency, creating a new agency, Kitcatt Nohr Digitas.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Digitas Inc.
Digitas, the top global integrated brand agency, builds active brands for some of the foremost companies in the world. The agency combines media creativity, technology, creativity, and analytics to ignite emotional bonds between people and brands. "
target: Kitcatt Nohr Alexander Shaw Ltd
Kitcatt Nohr is a leading, UK-based, integrated agency. The company employs 68 interactive communication specialists. Four times winner of Agency of the Year, the agency has over 75 Creative and Effectiveness Awards to its name.
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closed 4/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Encore Digital Media

synopsis: Next 15 announced that it acquired a majority stake in Encore Digital Media Limited, a successful programmatic advertising technology business based in London. Encore Digital Media is a specialist B2B agency that combines unrivalled industry experience, exclusive publisher relationships and advanced tech capability.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a digital communications group that employs 1,200 people across 50 offices in 18 countries. With 12 subsidiary agencies spanning PR, marketing, digital and public affairs, Next 15 represents many of the world’s biggest international brands. "
target: Encore Digital Media
Encore Digital Media is a specialist B2B agency that combines unrivalled industry experience, exclusive publisher relationships and advanced tech capability to deliver data-driven campaigns within premium online environments.
price ($mm)
$1.05*
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$1
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1.9x
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$17
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EV / rev
2.6x
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Market Making

synopsis: Next 15, a communications business in London, has acquired Market Making, Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Market Making builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
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: Market Making
Market Making is Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Their superior patent ad technology, the ATOM, builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Rsquared

synopsis: Archetype, a global communications agency, has acquired San Francisco-based PR firm Rsquared Communication. Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Archetype Agency Limited
Archetype is a global communications agency dedicated to combining deep industry insight with analyst, social media and traditional media reach. They specialize in the branding and digital marketing. They are based in San Francisco, with locations all over the world. "
target: Rsquared
Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies. The agency works with high-growth, venture-backed companies building products that shape the future and impact the day-to-day lives of millions of end users.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Description

Savanta, acquired Wealth-X Custom Research

synopsis: Savanta announced the acquisition of the research division of Wealth-X (formerly Ledbury Research). Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, with their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London. Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target parent: Wealth-X
target: Wealth-X Custom Research
Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, as well as their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients within the wealth management, financial, and luxury industries with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
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: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
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$8.05
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closed 11/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Activate Marketing Services, LLC

synopsis: Activate Marketing Services, a B2B demand generation company, has been sold to Next Fifteen Communications Group, a publicly traded digital media company that offers digital communications, public relations and investor relations services worldwide.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Activate Marketing Services, LLC
Activate Marketing Services provides content-powered demand-generation and marketing services for business technology marketers, based their team's expertise in developing buyer insights, high-performance content and lead-nurture campaigns.
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closed 7/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

VIGA, acquired Thinqonline

synopsis: Data collection specialist, VIGA, part of the Next15 Group, announced the acquisition of New York-based thinqonline, the software and solutions provider, delivering best-in-breed technologies. Thinqonline provides consulting across the project lifecycle to guarantee timely and cost-effective result.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: VIGA
Based in London, VIGA is a data collection agency launched by Next15 and led by former Research Now executive Lewis Reeves. They provide a sophisticated approach, smart tech and a vigorous injection of energy to the data collection world. "
target: Thinqonline
Based in New York, thinqonline is a value-added provider of software, services and solutions for market research agencies and enterprise insight programs.
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired Technical Associates Group

synopsis: Publitek has acquired UK headquartered Technical Associates Group (TAG). TAG offers a similar specialist range of technical, B2B, integrated marketing communications services to those of Publitek plus an in-house graphic design capability.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a B2B tech marketing agency working with over 120 clients around the world, many in highly technical markets. They deliver integrated marketing and PR campaigns based on well-crafted strategies, expert creative content, and cost-effective delivery using the best mix of channels. "
target: Technical Associates Group
Founded in 1983 Technical Associates Group (TAG) is a specialist communications agency offering a full spectrum of marketing, creative and public relations services. They are part of a global network with offices in London, Hamburg and Singapore and partner agencies in the US, China and Turkey.
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$2.95
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closed 2/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Brandwidth Group Limited

synopsis: Next 15, a digital communications group in London, has acquired Brandwidth Group Limited, an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Brandwidth Group Limited
Brandwidth is an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges. They offer branding, digital, experiential, and social media marketing services.
price ($mm)
$8.76
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
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closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired McBru

synopsis: Publitek has acquired McBru, a similar B2B tech agency based in Portland, Oregon. With immediate effect, McBru becomes Publitek North America and its founder, Kerry McClenahan, takes on the role of President. McBru's services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering. "
target: McBru
McBru (McClenahan Bruer) is a full-service integrated tech B2B marketing agency. Their services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and customer engagement.
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closed 9/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Elvis Communications Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, has acquired Elvis Communications Limited, an award-winning integrated creative agency. Elvis's mission is to transform audiences into passionate, knicker-throwing fans. Elvis offers a variety of marketing services, including press ads, direct mail packs, TV commercials, events, social media, and more.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Elvis Communications Limited
Elvis is an award-winning integrated creative agency. They work through every single step in the customer experience - whether it's for a press ad or direct mail pack, a television commercial or an in store activation, a social media post or a real world event. Elvis turns audiences into fans.
price ($mm)
$7.27
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
7.3x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Velocity Partners Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Velocity Partners Limited, a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Velocity Partners Limited
Velocity Partners Limited (“Velocity”) is a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients. Velocity was founded by Doug Kessler and Stan Woods in 2000. Clients include multi-national technology groups, such as Sprint, Xerox and Informatica. Velocity is based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$7.60
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing and PR group Next 15 has continued its expansion spree with the acquisition of tech PR agency Pinnacle. Pinnacle, co-founded by MD Simon Flatt in 1996, is described as a specialist technical content and digital marketing business for the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,350 people across 32 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.
Pinnacle Marketing Communications is a full service technology PR and digital media agency delivering measurable business-to-business and social media campaigns for clients in the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
price ($mm)
$5.87
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Twogether

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Twogether Creative Limited, a B2B creative and digital marketing agency with a focus on technology clients. Twogether clients include multinational technology groups such as Brocade, Intuit, Symantec, Veritas, Lenovo and Zebra Technologies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Twogether
Twogether is a creative B2B marketing agency, with a passion for technology. Working with some of the world’s leading technology brands, including Brocade, Intuit, Lenovo, Microsoft and Zebra Technologies; their aim is to create marketing communications that get attention and achieve results.
price ($mm)
$9.37
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Publitek Limited

synopsis: Global communications firm Next 15 has acquired Publitek, a specialist technical content marketing business. Publitek builds content platforms, creates and optimises content, and manages on and offline communities on behalf of more than 40 companies, including Ericcson, Intel and Sony.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering.
price ($mm)
$8.95
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired ODD London Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen – which employs 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries including at the PR firms Bite, Lexis and The Blueshirt Group – confirmed the acquisition of ODD London, which specialises in consumer-facing communications for fashion and lifestyle brands, with clients including Primark, Dr Martens and Eastpak.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: ODD London Limited
ODD London Limited is an independent creative agency working with some of the world's best-loved fashion and lifestyle brands. They translate ambition into results, through clear insight and strategy, skillfully brought to life.
price ($mm)
$5.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/2/2015 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired IncrediBull World Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc has acquired the entire issued share capital of IncrediBull World Limited, a brand marketing consultancy based in London. IncrediBull was founded in 2000 and employs 21 people, serving clients including SunTrust, NCR and Skype. Its service offering includes strategy, communications, design, film and events.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a digital communications group that employs 1,200 people across 50 offices in 18 countries. With 12 subsidiary agencies spanning PR, marketing, digital and public affairs, Next 15 represents many of the world’s biggest international brands. "
target: IncrediBull World Limited
IncrediBull World Limited is a brand marketing agency based in London. They were founded in 2000 and employ 21 people, serving clients including SunTrust, NCR and Skype. Its service offering includes strategy, communications, design, film and events.
price ($mm)
$2.50
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Encore Digital Media

synopsis: Next 15 announced that it acquired a majority stake in Encore Digital Media Limited, a successful programmatic advertising technology business based in London. Encore Digital Media is a specialist B2B agency that combines unrivalled industry experience, exclusive publisher relationships and advanced tech capability.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a digital communications group that employs 1,200 people across 50 offices in 18 countries. With 12 subsidiary agencies spanning PR, marketing, digital and public affairs, Next 15 represents many of the world’s biggest international brands. "
target: Encore Digital Media
Encore Digital Media is a specialist B2B agency that combines unrivalled industry experience, exclusive publisher relationships and advanced tech capability to deliver data-driven campaigns within premium online environments.
price ($mm)
$1.05*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Morar Consulting

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, announced that it has acquired a 75% stake in Morar, an international market research consultancy based in London, which measures and advises on brand performance.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a digital communications group that employs 1,200 people across 50 offices in 18 countries. With 12 subsidiary agencies spanning PR, marketing, digital and public affairs, Next 15 represents many of the world’s biggest international brands. "
target: Morar Consulting
Morar Consulting is an international consultancy specialising in measuring and advising on brand performance. Their services include brand strategy, brand research, brand measurement and brand valuation.
price ($mm)
$2.12*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Connective3 Ltd, acquired Silverthorn

synopsis: Performance marketing agency connective3 has acquired London PR firm Silverthorn. Silverthorn was launched by Laura Crimmons, who previously worked at search agency Branded3. Silverthorn is a Digital PR agency that fuses data with creativity to deliver campaigns that gives measurable results.
buyer: Connective3 Ltd
Connective3 is a digital performance agency with specialisms in SEO, content marketing, PPC, display & CRO. All underpinned by data & insights. "
target: Silverthorn
Silverthorn was founded in 2018 by Laura Crimmons, who has been working in PR alongside SEO pretty much since its inception. Silverthorn is a Digital PR agency that fuses data with creativity to deliver campaigns that gives measurable results.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Farner Consulting AG, acquired Rod Kommunikation AG

synopsis: Farner, Switzerland’s leading agency for communications consultancy, has acquired Rod Kommunikation, an independent communications agency in Switzerland. Rod helps their clients to drive business, build loyal communities and reshape mindsets towards a brand. Rod specializes in public affairs, content, publicity, and more.
buyer: Farner Consulting AG
Farner is Switzerland’s leading agency for communications consultancy. It offers a comprehensive array of services, covering all aspects of public relations and public affairs – from content creation, research & analytics, digital and change communications through to advertising and events. "
target: Rod Kommunikation AG
Rod Kommunikation is an independent communications agency in Switzerland. Rod helps their clients to drive business, build loyal communities and reshape mindsets towards a brand. Rod specializes in public affairs, content, publicity, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc., acquired T3

synopsis: Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW Group), an analytics-powered marketing services company, has acquired T3, a digital marketing agency that builds the world’s most useful brands and the experiences that power them. T3 specializes in building innovative marketing campaigns that cut across all media.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc.
Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) is a global collaboration of data-driven companies. Their abilities to translate human understanding and data analytics into business success has uncovered real growth levers in strategy, innovation, branding, communication, and experiences for top global brands. "
target: T3
T3 is a digital marketing agency that creates the world’s most useful brands and the experiences that power them. T3 creates solutions that make businesses more effective and brands more relevant. T3 specializes in building innovative marketing campaigns that cut across all media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

19ADV Srl, acquired Psfinteractive Srl

synopsis: PSF Interteractive, the Gruppo Sanfaustino business unit linked to digital and marketing activities, was acquired 19ADV Srl. PSF Interteractive is a Google Partner, and proposes strategies, editorial plans and advertising campaigns for social media.
buyer: 19ADV Srl
19ADV is based in Italy and provides digital marketing services. 19ADV was founded in 2019 with the acquisition of the digital business unit of the Sanfaustino Group (a company listed in the Star segment of the Milan Stock Exchange since 1999) and specialized in digital marketing and communication. "
target parent: Gruppo Sanfaustino
target: Psfinteractive Srl
PSF Interactive, a subsidiary of Gruppo Sanfaustino, is an Italian digital marketing agency specialized in communication and marketing services. The agency is a Google Partner, and proposes strategies, editorial plans and advertising campaigns for social media.
price ($mm)
$0.34
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bastion Collective, acquired dogsbollocks5

synopsis: Bastion Collective, the largest independent communications group in Australia, has acquired db5 (Dogsbollocks5), a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications.
buyer: Bastion Collective
Bastion Collective is a unique group of leading marketing and communications businesses that offer a powerful mix of expertise. "
target: dogsbollocks5
Dogsbollocks5 (db5) is a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications. At their core they believe the right data (big or otherwise) and insights are the key to transforming brands and businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Jacobs Agency, Inc. merged with Sandstorm Design,

synopsis: Jacobs Agency has merged with Sandstorm, a user experience and digital agency. Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more.
buyer: Sandstorm Design
Sandstorm is a user experience and digital agency that leverages strategic marketing, emerging technologies and usability to create high impact and compelling brand experiences. Sandstorm specializes in brand strategy, content strategy, social strategy, marketing strategy and more. "
target: Jacobs Agency, Inc.
Jacobs Agency is an independent advertising agency. Jacobs Agency offers services for strategy, digital and social, branding, design, integrated campaigns, and more. Their clients include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, Whole Foods, Smithfield, B&W, ACE Hardware, Amtrak, Gold Promise, and Peoples Gas.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2019 via BusinessWire

Accenture Interactive, acquired Bow & Arrow

synopsis: Accenture Interactive has acquired Bow & Arrow, a U.K.- based digital ventures consultancy that helps clients identify and create new digital products and services that fulfil unmet customer needs.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Accenture Interactive
Accenture Interactive helps the world’s leading brands transform their customer experiences across the entire customer journey. Through their connected offerings in design, marketing, content and commerce, they create new ways to win in today’s experience-led economy. "
target: Bow & Arrow
Bow & Arrow is a U.K.- based digital ventures consultancy that helps clients identify and create new digital products and services that fulfill unmet customer needs. They are based in London.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2019 via PR Newswire

Improving Holdings, LLC, acquired Code Authority, Inc.

synopsis: Improving HoldCo, Inc., a full-service technology consulting and training firm, has acquired Code Authority, a custom software development and digital marketing firm. Code Authority provides services for custom software development, cloud solutions, mobile app development, digital marketing, and more.
buyer parent: Trinity Hunt Partners
buyer: Improving Holdings, LLC
Improving is a leading software development and technology consulting company. They offer custom software solutions, and training firm focused in Agile, Microsoft (.NET) and Java technologies. Their solutions and processes have helped clients realize their tactical and strategic business adjectives."
target: Code Authority, Inc.
Code Authority is a custom software development and digital marketing firm that builds custom applications and custom business solutions that solve business problems. Their services include custom software development, cloud solutions, mobile app development, digital marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Blue Vector, acquired ContentNinja

synopsis: Gurugram-based creative agency Blue Vector has acquired ContentNinja, an inbound-marketing firm that specializes in deep-tech enterprises in India and the US. ContentNinja has built a solid footing in the content industry with its strength in working with emerging technologies like Big Data, AI, 5G, and Blockchain, among others.
buyer: Blue Vector
Blue Vector, founded in 2016, offers solutions for social media marketing, branding, identity design, and video and print design, among others. As of 2018, the company had served over 100 clients in the automobile, food and beverage, media, real estate, and travel and hospitality sectors. "
target: ContentNinja
ContentNinja is an inbound-marketing firm that specializes in deep-tech enterprises in India and the US. ContentNinja has built a solid footing in the content industry with its strength in working with emerging technologies like Big Data, AI, 5G, and Blockchain, among others.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Hardie Grant Media, will acquire Slattery Media Group

synopsis: Hardie Grant Media, a content and publishing agency in Australia, will acquire the Slattery Media Group, The Slattery Media Group offers creative strategies and solutions to help their clients build their brand. The Group focuses on custom publishing and design for sport, custom and trade publications.
buyer parent: Hardie Grant Publishing
buyer: Hardie Grant Media
Hardie Grant Media is a content and publishing agency in Australia. Hardie Grant Media provides content marketing, branded content, custom publishing, and custom media services. Hardie Grant Media creates content that engages, inspires, and makes people act. "
target: Slattery Media Group
The Slattery Media Group is an Australian digital and publishing agency. The Slattery Media Group offers creative strategies and solutions to help their clients build their brand. The Group focuses on custom publishing and design for sport, custom and trade publications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Motion Agency, acquired Remedy Chicago

synopsis: Motion, a leading integrated marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, announced its acquisition of Remedy, a branding and design consultancy focused on health, wellness, and social change. Motion’s expertise is anchored in four key practice areas: strategy, creative, content and public relations.
buyer: The Motion Agency
Motion is a leading integrated marketing agency headquartered in Chicago. Motion’s expertise is anchored in four key practice areas: strategy, creative, content and public relations. "
target: Remedy Chicago
Remedy is a branding and design consultancy focused on health, wellness, and social change. They work with global leaders, technology innovators and vanguard non-profits to redefine how people think about and experience health.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gavin Advertising, acquired Holberg Design

synopsis: Gavin, a digitally focused PR and marketing agency, has acquired brand strategy and integrated design services firm Holberg Design. Holberg specializes in brand development...From creating visual branding components, to designing effective B2B and B2C advertising campaigns, to creating powerful, intuitive web experiences.
buyer: Gavin Advertising
Gavin Advertising is a digitally minded public relations and marketing agency devoted to truth in branding and driving action. They serve clients in b2b and b2c industries with expertise in CPG, education, health care and manufacturing/building supply. "
target: Holberg Design
Holberg Design is a complete marketing, advertising and design agency. Holberg specializes in brand development...From creating visual branding components, to designing effective B2B and B2C advertising campaigns, to creating powerful, intuitive web experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Power Digital Marketing, acquired Factorial Digital

synopsis: Power Digital, a company that helps businesses scale and drive revenue through digital marketing, has acquired Factorial Digital, a small, smart team of digital marketing insiders that brings clients the diligence and experience of an agency, with none of the hassle and fluff.
buyer: Power Digital Marketing
Power Digital, an agency headquartered in San Diego, helps businesses scale and drive revenue through digital marketing. They take a custom approach to each and every client campaign to ensure that their strategies meet the clients’ unique business goals and objectives. "
target: Factorial Digital
Factorial Digital is a small, smart team of digital marketing insiders. They bring clients the diligence and experience of an agency, with none of the hassle and fluff. They are a seamless extension of clients’ marketing team.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Genpact Ltd, will acquire Rightpoint

synopsis: Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Chicago-based Rightpoint, a premier digital consultancy with technology at its core. Rightpoint creates impactful digital experiences driven by insight, strategy, design, and technology.
buyer: Genpact Ltd (G:$3,274.32)
Genpact is a global professional services firm that makes business transformation real. They drive digital-led innovation and digitally-enabled intelligent operations for their clients. They think with design, dream in digital, and solve problems with data and analytics. "
target: Rightpoint
Rightpoint is an independent customer experience agency with technology at its core. Rightpoint creates impactful digital experiences driven by insight, strategy, design, and technology to help clients succeed at the speed of innovation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Welcom i Göteborg AB, acquired We Made You Look AB

synopsis: The Rud Pedersen Group strengthens its digital offering by acquiring the digital agency We Made You Look (WMYL). WMYL will join the Group by merging into Welcom, the Group’s sub-brand specialising in creative digital marketing. We Made You Look AB (WMYL) is a digital communication agency that wants to push businesses forward.
buyer parent: Rud Pedersen Group
buyer: Welcom i Göteborg AB
Welcom is a communications agency with excellence in advertising, public relations, social media, the web and events. Welcom is simply a bunch of specialists who love to work together to offer their customers comprehensive communication solutions as well as targeted efforts. "
target: We Made You Look AB
We Made You Look AB (WMYL) is a digital communication agency that wants to push businesses forward. That's why WMYL creates unique and useful digital experiences, that makes a company stand out from the crowd.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Firewood Marketing merged with MediaMonks B.V.,

synopsis: MediaMonks, a Dutch creative production partner that works with the world’s leading agencies, biggest brands and innovative media and technology companies, has merged with Firewood, a full-service marketing agency that develops captivating content that cuts to the core, inspiring loyalty among customers.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
Based in the Netherlands, MediaMonks is a global creative production partner. They work with the world’s leading agencies, biggest brands and innovative media and technology companies. They turn ideas, strategy and IP into award-winning campaigns, film, content, products and platforms. "
target: Firewood Marketing
Firewood is a full-service marketing agency. They develop captivating content that cuts to the core, inspiring loyalty among customers. Firewood clears through the clutter, zeros in on the client’s audience, and optimizes outreach efforts in an exponentially interconnected world.
price ($mm)
$112
rev ($mm)
$57
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
14.6x
announced 10/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Inderes Oy, will acquire FLIK Media Group Oy

synopsis: Inderes Oy, the leading independent equity research company in Finland, will acquire FLIK Media Group Oy, a digital video agency in Finland. FLIK specializes in high-end livestreams, webcasts, creative video production and content distribution. FLIK helps businesses to increase their communication effectiveness by designing relevant video content.
buyer: Inderes Oy
Inderes is the leading independent equity research company in Finland. Inderes offers the most popular stock analysis on the Helsinki stock exchange. Inderes provides top-quality stock analysis to help investors find the best investments. "
target: FLIK Media Group Oy
FLIK is a digital video agency in Finland. FLIK specializes in high-end livestreams, webcasts, creative video production and content distribution. FLIK helps businesses to increase their discoverability and communication effectiveness by designing viewer-centric and relevant video content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

King James Group, acquired Cedar South Africa

synopsis: Independent agency group King James has concluded a deal with Cedar Communications Limited in the United Kingdom to take over the licensing agreement in South Africa. The collaboration will acquire a majority stake in privately owned content marketing agency, Cedar South Africa.
buyer: King James Group
King James Group is an independent South African agency, made up of seven specialist companies and divisions that work in tandem. They span advertising, branding, PR, digital marketing and more. "
target parent: Cedar Communications Limited
target: Cedar South Africa
Cedar South Africa is the leading global content marketing agency. They specialize in content marketing, editorial content, online content, video content, media sales, magazines, social media content, digital experiences and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2019 via Company Press Release

Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc., acquired Karma Agency

synopsis: LRW Group, an analytics-powered marketing services company and a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital, announced the acquisition of Karma Agency, a strategic communications firm that specializes in brand management, marketing and public relations.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Lieberman Research Worldwide, Inc.
Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW) is a global collaboration of data-driven companies. Their abilities to translate human understanding and data analytics into business success has uncovered real growth levers in strategy, innovation, branding, communication, and experiences for top global brands. "
target: Karma Agency
Founded in 1999 with roots in public relations, Karma Agency is a full-service, category-diverse communications firm specializing in brand strategy and digital communications, as well as advertising, design, reputation management, issues and crisis communications, and earned and social media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2019 via BNC Analysis

Acqua Group, acquired Young Digitals Spa

synopsis: Acqua Group, an Italian company that specializes in consulting and omnichannel integrated communication, has acquired a 60% stake in Young Digitals, a digital creative studio in Italy. Young Digitals designs effective communication strategies to help high-end brands leave an impact on the global market.
buyer: Acqua Group
Acqua Group is an Italian company that specializes in consulting and omnichannel integrated communication. Acqua Group provides services for advertising, digital and social marketing, events and retail activation, media, loyalty, and market research. "
target: Young Digitals Spa
Young Digitals is a digital creative studio in Italy. Young Digitals designs effective communication strategies to help high-end brands leave an impact on the global market. Young Digitals has worked with leading brands such as Audi, Red Bull, Bayer, Gillette and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA

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EBITDA ($mm)
$1.93
EBIT ($mm)
$1.02
Net Income ($mm)
$0.38
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:INND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InnerScope Advertising Agency, Inc.
InnerScope Advertising Agency, Inc.
InnerScope Advertising Agency, Inc. was initially formed to monetize the experience of their founders in generating traffic through the front doors of hearing aid dispensing practices by providing advertising and marketing and design services that are unique to the industry.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1.56
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.99)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5
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Ticker: TTGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc. is an online IT media related firm. It runs various online review sites, such as TechnologyGuide.com and ComputerWeekly.com, as well as enterprise IT sites with the "Search" prefix, including SearchStorage.com.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$105.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.41
EBIT ($mm)
$10.67
Net Income ($mm)
$4.69
Employees
647
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Ticker: WSE:INW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inwestycje.pl
Inwestycje.pl
Inwestycje.pl SA, based in Poalnd, operates several financial websites including inwestycje.pl, waluty.com.pl, kantory.pl, fundusze24.pl.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$2.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.08
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JP:4751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc. engages in Internet media and Internet advertising businesses. It also involves in the investment development business. They are currently expanding their business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$12,183.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$550.74
EBIT ($mm)
$476.28
Net Income ($mm)
$272.27
Employees
15738
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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: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,968.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$226.16
EBIT ($mm)
$202.85
Net Income ($mm)
$149.61
Employees
16664
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: JASDAQ:213
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iREP Co., Ltd.
IREP Co., Ltd. provides marketing services in Japan. It operates in two segments, Internet Marketing and Senior Marketing. The Internet Marketing segment engages in the sales agency business of listing advertisements in Japan for Yahoo Japan Corporation and Google, Inc.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$505.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$8.91
Net Income ($mm)
$5.31
Employees
352
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker: DGIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform. DG connects over 11,000 global advertisers and agencies with their targeted audiences through an expansive network of over 6,000 television broadcast stations and over 11,500 web publishers in 75 countries.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$385.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.07
EBIT ($mm)
$52.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$335.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$49.03
EBIT ($mm)
$33.01
Net Income ($mm)
$17.13
Employees
1979
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Ticker: ASX:SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat is a leading Australian marketing services business. They partner with their clients to help them with the constant pressure of acquiring and servicing their customers, week-in, week-out. With media, digital and customer service capabilities, Salmat has the right solutions for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$333.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
3000
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: LSE:HNT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Huntsworth PLC
Huntsworth PLC
Huntsworth plc is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal area of focus is Health, which provides marketing and medical communications services to healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$285.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.65
EBIT ($mm)
$39.08
Net Income ($mm)
$26.99
Employees
1903
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Ticker: PUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch
Public Systeme Hopscotch is a communications consultant group, and the French leader in public relations, event, digital and social web, in France and around the globe.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$183.59
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.24
EBIT ($mm)
$2.13
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
462
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Ticker: LSE:MTMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matomy Media Group
Matomy Media Group
Matomy Media Group Ltd. is one of the world's leading digital performance-based advertising companies. Working across Web, mobile and social media platforms, Matomy offers advertisers, media partners and publishers a range of opportunities to generate risk-free performance-based results.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$177.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.24
EBIT ($mm)
($1.75)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
388
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