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closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC has acquired Marlin Network Inc., which operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. Marlin Network has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns.
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency committed to building brand value for its clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. It has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns that drive sales, build brand awareness and foster brand engagement for leading brands.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Jody Trietch, acquired Taste the Local Difference

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

Hopscotch Global PR Group, will acquire Sopexa

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

PACO Collective, acquired Noble Food, LLC

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

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

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

Gatesman, acquired Noble Communications

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

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

synopsis: L.C. Williams & Associates (LCWA) has acquired the business of JSH&A, an Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., public relations firm. JSH&A brings food and beverage expertise and a long history of work with major brands and household names. It will complement LCWA's roster of clients in the home and housewares, healthcare, and business-to-business sectors.
buyer: L.C. Williams & Associates
Providing full-service public relations and communications services, LCWA is one of the top 10 independent firms in Chicago. The company is ranked in the top three agencies specializing in home products and in the top 45 agencies working in healthcare and in professional services. "
target: JSH&A
JSH&A was founded in 1989, and became known for its strong marketing expertise, especially for food and beverage clients. Teams at JSH&A have helped leading consumer packaged goods brands drive consumer awareness, engagement and advocacy through traditional and social media programs.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

The Brandon Agency, acquired Benghiat Marketing & Communications

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

Marlin Network, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Marlin Network, Inc., a full-service business-to-business branding agency, completed its sale to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Marlin Network is now owned 100% by its employees.
buyer: Marlin Network
Marlin Network is in the business of handling their business so that their affiliates can focus on clients. They engage in an intuitive approach to problem solving and creative communications. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network is in the business of handling their business so that their affiliates can focus on clients. They engage in an intuitive approach to problem solving and creative communications.
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closed 6/26/2019 via PR Newswire

The Fifteen Group Inc., acquired Fervid Communications Inc.

synopsis: One of North America's top restaurant consulting companies, The Fifteen Group Inc., has officially acquired Fervid Communications Inc. Fervid has grown to become one of Canada's top boutique hospitality-focused marketing agencies.
buyer: The Fifteen Group Inc.
The Fifteen Group Inc. has grown to become one of North America's most established restaurant consulting companies. With offices in Toronto and Vancouver, the company strategically works with restaurant stakeholders to increase bottom-line profitability in an extremely challenging industry. "
target: Fervid Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Toronto, Fervid Communications is a full-service marketing agency that specializes in the restaurant and tourism sectors. They take time to understand what their client’s brand is in order to effectively fulfill their marketing needs.
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closed 8/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Impact Group, acquired Performance Sales and Marketing

synopsis: Impact Group, a leading sales and marketing agency for companies in the consumer packaged goods industry, announced that it acquired Performance Sales and Marketing, a sales and marketing agency based in San Antonio, TX.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Impact Group
Founded in 1994, Impact Group is a leading sales and marketing agency, providing sales, merchandising and category analytical support to companies in the consumer packaged goods industry. Impact Group represents over 14,000 products. "
target: Performance Sales and Marketing
Performance Sales and Marketing is a sales and marketing agency based in San Antonio, TX. Performance is regarded as a leader and trusted adviser in grocery marketing by delivering consistent value to manufacturers and customers.
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closed 10/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

W Communications, acquired Lotus UK Integrated Communications

synopsis: W Communications has taken a 51 per cent stake in UK-based travel and tourism PR specialist. LOTUS, which employs 20 people, will keep its name and remain at its current office near London Bridge. LOTUS is an award winning PR, marketing and representation business with clients crossing travel and food sectors.
buyer: W Communications
W Communications was founded in 2009 and has become one of the UK’s fastest-growing creative companies. Working across the full spectrum of earned media, social and digital, they represent global brands, market-leading innovators and dynamic start-ups. "
target: Lotus UK Integrated Communications
LOTUS is an award winning PR, marketing and representation business with clients crossing travel and food sectors. Client portfolio includes national and regional governments, tour operators, hotels, airlines and transport companies.
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closed 6/20/2018 via PR Newswire

SnackNation, acquired EdgiLife

synopsis: SnackNation, the leading nationwide tech-enabled snack marketplace, announced the acquisition of EdgiLife and its brand Love With Food, a consumer insights and data analytics company with a snack subscription services. EdgiLife is a platform that enables emerging brands to tap into customer intelligence.
buyer: SnackNation
SnackNation is a tech-enabled snack marketplace that serves today's most innovative, best-tasting, and emerging CPG brands to high value consumers at their most engaged moments. SnackNation exists to inspire more conscious food decisions. "
target: EdgiLife
EdgiLife connects companies with the most influential and insightful health and wellness consumers in the world. Their platform helps companies create a connection with their customers by helping companies understand the 'why' behind the 'what' of consumer choices throughout their product lifecycle.
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closed 4/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ozco Communication, acquired Woki Toki

synopsis: Ozco Group has purchased 100% of the shares pf Woki Toki. Created in 2009 by Pauline Mayot, the public relations agency Woki Toki (customer portfolio: spirits, chefs, tourism, food, foodtech) strengthens the Ozco Group's lifestyle expertise.
buyer: Ozco Communication
For more than 20 years Ozco, formerly Vizioz Communication, has been one of the undisputed French leaders in the communication of major wine and spirits players to professionals and key strategic media. "
target: Woki Toki
Created in 2009 by Pauline Mayot, Woki Toki is a public relations agency with a customer portfolio including spirits, chefs, tourism, food, and foodtech. Woki Toki is based in Paris, France.
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closed 7/26/2017 via PR Newswire

PHOODIE merged with BASEMAKERS, LLC,

synopsis: BASEMAKERS, LLC, a retail merchandising company and ESSEN, LLC DBA PHOODIE, an experiential marketing agency, announced they officially merged. Both companies provide services for food and beverage brands looking to increase sales volume on grocery store shelves through enhanced visibility and product trial.
buyer: BASEMAKERS, LLC
BASEMAKERS is a premier retail merchandising and outsourced field sales company. Using innovative technology and a powerful network of relationships, BASEMAKERS achieves dominant in-store visibility for each brand in its portfolio. "
target: PHOODIE
PHOODIE is an experiential marketing agency focused on helping food and beverage brands thrive. PHOODIE helps its brand partners alleviate the stress and frustration of managing demos and events through a dedicated management team maintaining strong communication.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

KLH Capital, acquired Q Research Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: KLH Capital is pleased to announce it has partnered with the management team of Q Research Solutions, Inc. to complete a management buyout. Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
buyer: KLH Capital
KLH Capital is a fully capitalized SBIC private equity fund managing $320 million across three funds. They make majority and minority equity investments in value added distribution, specialty service and niche manufacturing companies based in the U.S. with at least $10 million of revenue. "
target: Q Research Solutions, Inc.
Based in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.
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announced 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Communisis plc, will acquire Life Marketing Consultancy Limited

synopsis: Communisis plc, announces that it has entered into an unconditional agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Life Marketing Consultancy Limited. Life is an award-winning, research and insight-led shopper marketing agency. Life's clients are leading consumer goods groups especially in the food, drinks, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
buyer: Communisis plc (GB:CMS:$501.10)
Communisis is a UK leading provider of personalised customer communication services that specialises in helping clients communicate with their customers more effectively and more profitably in fast-changing markets. "
target: Life Marketing Consultancy Limited
Life is an award-winning, research and insight-led shopper marketing agency. Life's clients are leading consumer goods groups especially in the food, drinks, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
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closed 9/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Interlex Communications Inc., acquired SenaReider

synopsis: Interlex Communications formalized the acquisition of SenaReider, a full-service advertising agency based in Monterey, California. SenaReider specializes in branding and marketing within the food and beverage as well as fitness and recreation categories.
buyer: Interlex Communications Inc.
Interlex is a leading full-service integrated marketing communications firm. Based in San Antonio, Texas it also has offices in New York and Washington, DC. It is ranked on the Inc. 500 and among the Top U.S. Agency Brands according to Ad Age Magazine. "
target: SenaReider
SenaReider is a full-service advertising agency with extensive experience in new product development, packaged foods, fresh food and beverage marketing. SenaReider specializes in branding and marketing within the food and beverage as well as fitness and recreation categories.
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closed 1/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired The Perishables Group

synopsis: Nielsen, a global information and measurement company, has acquired Chicago-based fresh food industry research specialist The Perishables Group. The company’s offerings include consumer and trade research, syndicated data and category development software, along with marcoms services.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,309.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: The Perishables Group
The Perishables Group is a fresh food industry research specialist. Its offerings include consumer and trade research, syndicated data and category development software, along with marketing communications services.
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closed 10/11/2018 via BusinessWire

Williams Lea Tag, acquired The Hot Plate

synopsis: Williams Lea Tag, a global provider of Marketing and Communications Services, has acquired The Hot Plate (THP), a leading creative agency in Canada that specializes in food and beverage brands. THP makes creating high quality content and social media strategies easy and affordable. They offer services for videos, photos, copywriting, and more.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Williams Lea Tag
Williams Lea Tag is a global provider of Marketing and Communications Services. They help organizations transform business processes, enhance their customer conversations and realize the potential of their brand. Their services include creative production, broadcast, sourcing & packaging, and more. "
target: The Hot Plate
The Hot Plate (THP) is a leading creative agency in Canada that specializes in food and beverage brands. THP makes creating high quality content and social media strategies easy and affordable. They offer services for videos, photos, copywriting, social media strategy, and community management.
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closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC has acquired Marlin Network Inc., which operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. Marlin Network has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns.
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency committed to building brand value for its clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. It has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns that drive sales, build brand awareness and foster brand engagement for leading brands.
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closed 1/30/2012 via AP - Associated Press

Marlin Network, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Marlin Network, Inc., a full-service business-to-business branding agency, completed its sale to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Marlin Network is now owned 100% by its employees.
buyer: Marlin Network
Marlin Network is in the business of handling their business so that their affiliates can focus on clients. They engage in an intuitive approach to problem solving and creative communications. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network is in the business of handling their business so that their affiliates can focus on clients. They engage in an intuitive approach to problem solving and creative communications.
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closed 10/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Advantage Solutions merged with Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, and Advantage Solutions Inc., a leading provider of sales and marketing services to consumer goods brands and retailers, announced the completion of their previously announced business combination.
buyer: Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp.
Conyers Park is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. "
target: Advantage Solutions
Advantage Solutions is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Advantage’s customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions are designed to drive consumer demand, increase sales, and achieve operating efficiencies.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Quantum Networks, LLC

synopsis: Advantage Solutions, a provider of customizable and technology-enabled business solutions, has acquired Quantum Networks, an e-commerce retailer and agency representing over 100 brands on seven global online marketplaces. Quantum joins Advantage Digital Technology, a division Advantage that helps clients find and optimize omnichannel opportunities.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Advantage Solutions is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Advantage’s customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions are designed to drive consumer demand, increase sales, and achieve operating efficiencies. "
target: Quantum Networks, LLC
Quantum Networks is an e-commerce retailer and agency representing over 100 brands on the largest online marketplaces. The company is a leading Amazon third-party seller across a wide range of categories, providing brand management and brand identity services.
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closed 1/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Brand Connections, LLC, acquired Bump Club & Beyond

synopsis: Chicago-based Bump Club and Beyond (BCB), a top resource for parents across the country, has been acquired by Brand Connections, an Advantage Solutions company, out of Orange County, California. BCB connects parents with the best products, resources, information and each other both online and through dozens of premier events nationwide.
buyer parent: Advantage Solutions
buyer: Brand Connections, LLC
Brand Connections is a media and marketing agency that creates integrated marketing campaigns to enhance brand awareness, influence consumers on their path-to-purchase, and increase sales. Their services include experiential marketing, product sampling, digital marketing, in-flight media, and more. "
target: Bump Club & Beyond
Founded in 2010, Bump Club and Beyond connects parents and parents-to-be with the best products, resources, information and each other both online and through dozens of premier events nationwide.
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closed 9/10/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Jun Group

synopsis: Advantage Solutions has announced its acquisition of Jun Group, an industry-leading mobile video advertising company. Jun Group’s mobile technology reaches consumers where they increasingly spend their time: in mobile applications. The company creates custom audience segments from opt-in poll questions.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Advantage is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Their customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, business intelligence, and a suite of marketing services. "
target: Jun Group
Jun Group is an industry-leading mobile video advertising company. Jun Group’s mobile technology reaches consumers where they increasingly spend their time: in mobile applications. The company creates custom audience segments from opt-in poll questions.
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closed 8/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Beekeeper Marketing

synopsis: Advantage Solutions, a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution, announced it has acquired Beekeeper Marketing, a national sales agency focused on the e-commerce. Beekeeper represents consumer packaged goods companies in the online channel, helping them reach their sale potential.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Advantage is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Their customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, business intelligence, and a suite of marketing services. "
target: Beekeeper Marketing
Beekeeper represents over 100 natural/organic/specialty consumer packaged goods companies in the online channel, helping them reach their sales potential on Amazon by developing and executing sales, marketing, and supply chain strategies.
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announced 11/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Daymon Worldwide, Inc. will be merged with Advantage Solutions,

synopsis: Advantage Solutions and Daymon Worldwide are merging, resulting in the most comprehensive suite of brand-centric and retailer-centric services. Daymon is a global leader in building successful brands and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing. Advantage provides customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Advantage is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Their customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, business intelligence, and a suite of marketing services. "
target: Daymon Worldwide, Inc.
Daymon provides global retail strategies and services that make the cash register ring. The company is a global leader in building successful brands, and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired IX-One

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., the leading provider of verified and standardized product data and images. The Data Council’s IX-ONE platform is the Specialty, Natural and Organic Industry’s solution for product information.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: IX-One
IX-One, or The Data Council, Inc., provides verified and standardized product information and images for retailers, brokers, and distributors. It offers weight, dimensions, and label data; supply chain and logistic data; marketing and planogram images; and product claims and certifications.
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closed 8/9/2017 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Brand Connections, LLC

synopsis: Advantage Solutions, a leading provider of sales and marketing solutions, has acquired Brand Connections from Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a private equity firm. Brand Connections is a media and marketing agency that creates integrated marketing campaigns to enhance brand awareness, influence consumers on their path-to-purchase, and increase sales.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Brand Connections, LLC
Brand Connections is a media and marketing agency that creates integrated marketing campaigns to enhance brand awareness, influence consumers on their path-to-purchase, and increase sales. Their services include experiential marketing, product sampling, digital marketing, in-flight media, and more.
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closed 11/29/2016 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Upshot Inc.

synopsis: Advantage Solutions announced its acquisition of Upshot, an industry-leading, consumer marketing agency based in Chicago. The addition of Upshot to Advantage Solutions will create a comprehensive end-to-end brand marketing capability that enables clients to optimize brand activation and the journey to purchase.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Founded in 1987, Advantage Solutions is North America’s leading provider of sales and marketing solutions. Advantage’s customized solutions include headquarter sales, business intelligence, retail merchandising, category management, shopper insights and marketing services. "
target: Upshot Inc.
Upshot is the Seamless Marketing Agency. Founded in 1994, the Chicago-based agency has 170 employees. Upshot specializes in shopper marketing, brand initiatives and total brand engagement that seamlessly flow through digital, social, mobile and in-store environments.
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closed 6/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Advantage Solutions, acquired Sage Tree

synopsis: Advantage Solutions (Advantage) announced its acquisition of Sage Tree, LLC, a national sales agency focused on the eCommerce channel. Sage Tree is a strategic consultant for the online channel with three primary segments. The company’s sales teams drive distribution and execute marketing plans at online retailers to deliver growth.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Advantage Solutions (Advantage) is a premier sales and marketing solutions company committed to building brand value for our clients and customers. Advantage’s customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, and marketing services. "
target: Sage Tree
Sage Tree is uniquely qualified to help manufacturers think and act differently to turn marketplace realities into measurable sales growth. They integrate all aspects of the eCommerce channel to support the growth of their clients brands.
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closed 9/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired Marlin Network

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC has acquired Marlin Network Inc., which operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. Marlin Network has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns.
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency committed to building brand value for its clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: Marlin Network
Marlin Network operates five independent business units, Marlin, deep, The Alchemedia Project, Food IQ and StarAwards. It has a 30-year legacy of designing high-impact creative and strategic marketing campaigns that drive sales, build brand awareness and foster brand engagement for leading brands.
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closed 6/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired Atlas Technology Group

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing has acquired Atlas Technology Group, which provides brands with tools to enhance product sales in store. Atlas integrates with retailers’ internal platforms and data sources to empower CPGs with a thorough view of product performance and leverages this information for optimized in-store merchandising and space planning.
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency committed to building brand value for its clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: Atlas Technology Group
ATLAS provides business intelligence applications and services that assist Consumer Packaged Goods companies in managing their retail customers. ATLAS connects data sources in one location with customized solutions and empowers their clients to leverage their data into a competitive advantage.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/16/2014 via BusinessWire

CVC Capital Partners, Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Advantage Sales and Marketing

synopsis: Apax Partners announced that they have agreed to sell their majority ownership stake in Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC, North America’s provider of outsourced sales and marketing services to manufacturers of consumer goods and retailers, to affiliates of the private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners and funds advised by CVC Capital Partners.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is one of the nation’s preeminent private equity firms with over $15 billion of private equity capital raised since inception. CVC Capital Partners is one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency, committed to building brand value for its more than 1,200 clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services.
price ($mm)
$4,200
rev ($mm)
$1,600
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired StoreBoard Media, LLC

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) announced the acquisition of StoreBoard Media LLC, a business focused on advertising placement on security pedestals located at the entrances and exits in major retailers.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency, committed to building brand value for its more than 1,200 clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target parent: Lead Lap Enterprises, LLC
target: StoreBoard Media, LLC
StoreBoard Media is a leading retail media company and owner of North America’s largest indoor billboard network. It secures first impressions that last throughout the shopping experience in over 13,700 chain stores nationwide reaching 1.2 billion consumer impressions per four weeks.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Advantage Sales and Marketing, acquired FreshSpace Media

synopsis: Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC announced the acquisition of BoxTop Media, LLC dba FreshSpace. FreshSpace is an innovative ad company delivering media impressions and promotions by leveraging packaging space on perishable products.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency, committed to building brand value for its more than 1,200 clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services. "
target: FreshSpace Media
FreshSpace Media (formerly BoxTop Media) executes advertising and promotional campaigns that deliver media impressions on high penetration, high velocity, perimeter items. Their networks allow clients to deliver impressions to shoppers In-Store, In-Home and On-Line.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2010 via Capital IQ

Apax Partners, acquired Advantage Sales and Marketing

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners, one of the world's leading private equity investment groups, announced they have acquired a majority interest in Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC, North America's premier sales and marketing agency, from J.W. Childs Associates, L.P. and BAML Capital Partners.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is one of the world's leading private equity investment groups. It operates across the United States, Europe and Asia and has more than 30 years of investing experience. Funds under the advice and management of Apax Partners globally total around $40 billion. "
target parent: J.W. Childs & Associates
target: Advantage Sales and Marketing
Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC (ASM) is a premier sales and marketing agency, committed to building brand value for its more than 1,200 clients. ASM's customized sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising and marketing services.
price ($mm)
$1,800
rev ($mm)
$1,000
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Advantage Solutions merged with Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, and Advantage Solutions Inc., a leading provider of sales and marketing services to consumer goods brands and retailers, announced the completion of their previously announced business combination.
buyer: Conyers Park II Acquisition Corp.
Conyers Park is a blank check company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. "
target: Advantage Solutions
Advantage Solutions is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Advantage’s customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions are designed to drive consumer demand, increase sales, and achieve operating efficiencies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/16/2020 via PR Newswire

The Jordan Company, acquired Spectrio

synopsis: The Jordan Company, L.P. has closed on its acquisition of Spectrio, LLC, a leading provider of marketing content management solutions for a variety of end markets, from affiliates of Bertram Capital Management, LLC. Spectrio is a leading provider of technology-enabled, customer engagement and content management solutions.
buyer: The Jordan Company
The Jordan Company (TJC) is a middle-market private equity firm with original capital commitments in excess of $13 billion. TJC has a 38-year track record of investing in and contributing to the growth of many businesses across a wide range of industries. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
target: Spectrio
Spectrio is one of the nation’s leading end to end technology-enabled audio and video marketing companies, providing professional content and managed services on a monthly subscription basis.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/1/2020 via Company Press Release

Dee Set Logistics, acquired Tactical Solutions UK Ltd.

synopsis: Dee Set, a UK-based retail services provider, has acquired Tactical Solutions, a leading UK Field Marketing agency passionate about delivering retail execution excellence in supermarkets, convenience stores and discounters. Tactical Solutions uses a mix of technology, live data, and old-fashioned shop floor relationships to sell more products.
buyer: Dee Set Logistics
Dee Set is a UK-based retail services provider. Dee Set support Retailers and Brands to drive growth, market share and ROI, ultimately to achieve excellence at the point of purchase. They provide services for Distribution, Fulfilment, Merchandising, Manufacturing, Field Marketing, Print, and more. "
target: Tactical Solutions UK Ltd.
Tactical Solutions is a leading UK Field Marketing agency passionate about delivering retail execution excellence in supermarkets, convenience stores and discounters. Tactical Solutions uses a mix of technology, live data, and old-fashioned shop floor relationships to sell more products.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Ugam

synopsis: London-based Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has acquired a majority stake in India-based Ugam Interactive Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Ugam
Ugam is a leading next generation data and analytics company. They work with retailers, distributors, manufacturers and research & consulting firms to enable superior data-driven decision-making.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/3/2017 via PR Newswire

Wunderman, acquired Pmweb Comunicação Ltda.

synopsis: Wunderman, a leading global digital agency and a part of WPP, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Pmweb Comunicação Ltda., a leading digital marketing specialist in Brazil. The deal furthers Wunderman's commitment to developing and expanding digital skills and capabilities in high-growth markets within Latin America.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman offers Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions. Powered by complex analytics and strategic insight, creative content engages the consumer as participant, creator and champion in always-on conversations to propel their clients’ growth. "
target: Pmweb Comunicação Ltda.
Pmweb is a market leader in solutions that bring brands and consumers together by making intelligent use of data and strategic services. Pmweb also develops innovative technologies designed to collect and transform data for activation on different media channels.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/21/2013 via Company Press Release

ShopperTrak, acquired RapidBlue Solutions

synopsis: ShopperTrak, the world’s largest counter and analyzer of retail foot traffic, announced the acquisition of RapidBlue Solutions Oy, a leading European provider of retail data and analytics. RapidBlue uses radio frequency technology to collect shopper movement information.
buyer: ShopperTrak
ShopperTrak provides shopper-traffic counting technology and data analysis to the most respected names in retail. ShopperTrak is an integral business partner and trusted advisor to the industry, bringing innovative technology and business expertise to organizations throughout the world. "
target: RapidBlue Solutions
Based in Helsinki, RapidBlue uses radio frequency technology to collect shopper movement information. The company transforms the anonymous data into information and insights that retailers can use to manage the marketing, merchandising and operations of their businesses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/28/2018 via BusinessWire

UpCurve, Inc., acquired Online Automotive Solutions

synopsis: New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US, has acquired substantially all the assets of Online Automotive Solutions, a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider, through UpCurve, their digital marketing company.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: UpCurve, Inc.
UpCurve provides products and services that support stronger growth, greater productivity and company-wide efficiency. Their products include digital marketing, CRM software and integration, marketing automation, cloud solutions, voice and email communication offerings, and small business financing."
target: Online Automotive Solutions
Online Automotive Solutions is a tech-enabled video, data and auto-focused inventory solutions provider. Their core business strategy is to leverage best in class technologies to save dealers’ time—time that should be spent prospecting and selling cars.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/29/2014 via Company Press Release

The SAVO Group, ltd., acquired StoryQuest Inc.

synopsis: The SAVO Group has acquired StoryQuest, Inc. StoryQuest Inc. provides real-world stories and content in multimedia formats into mobile tools for customer reference, learning, and sales enablement.
buyer: The SAVO Group, ltd.
SAVO is the leading provider of sales enablement solutions. SAVO’s on-demand sales enablement platform maximizes the sales team’s ability to communicate value and differentiation in clear, consistent and compelling ways. "
target: StoryQuest Inc.
StoryQuest Inc. provides real-world stories and content in multimedia formats into mobile tools for customer reference, learning, and sales enablement.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/27/2020 via PR Newswire

Syndigo LLC, acquired Kwikee

synopsis: Syndigo, a leading SaaS product information and syndication company, announced the acquisition of Kwikee, a management and distribution platform for branded product content, from sgsco. Kwikee's approach to branded product content utilizes their single-source-of-truth technology platform.
buyer parent: The Jordan Company
buyer: Syndigo LLC
Syndigo is a leading SaaS product information and syndication company that enables commerce by supporting the efficient transfer of information in brands, retailers and their customers. The company provides descriptive product and nutritional information, images and other digital media. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: Kwikee
Kwikee provides an end-to-end solution for the creation, management and distribution of brand assets and content. Their better, faster, leaner approach to branded product content utilizes their single-source-of-truth technology platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Arch Capital Group Ltd., will acquire Precision Marketing Asia Pacific

synopsis: Arch Reinsurance, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has entered into an agreement in principle to obtain a majority stake in Precision Marketing Asia Pacific, an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer: Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL:$6,928.20)
Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company, provides insurance, reinsurance and mortgage insurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Arch Worldwide Reinsurance Group, a part of Arch Capital Group Ltd., provides reinsurance to its clients around the globe. "
target: Precision Marketing Asia Pacific
Precision Marketing Asia Pacific (PMAP) is an Australian company that provides data-driven marketing solutions to banks, insurance companies, retailers and health care organizations across the Asia-Pacific region.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Advantage Smollan Limited, acquired WorkShop International

synopsis: Advantage Smollan, a joint holding company between Advantage Solutions and Global Smollan Holdings, has acquired WorkShop International. Headquartered in Sweden, WorkShop is the leading retail agency in the Nordics with an impressive client list consisting of many of the world’s most successful and sought-after brands within retail.
buyer: Advantage Smollan Limited
Advantage Smollan is a jointly-owned holding company of Advantage Solutions (Advantage) and Global Smollan Holdings (Smollan) that provides unified sales, marketing, and technology solutions for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers across Europe. "
target: WorkShop International
Stockholm-based WorkShop is the leading retail agency in the Nordics with a business idea to offer a unique combination of strategic, creative, and tactical services for ambitious brands, to improve brand experiences, and increase sales.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Über Agency, acquired Public Image Doncaster Limited

synopsis: Über Agency, an advertising agency in the UK, has acquired Public Image, an integrated communications agency in the UK that specializes in retail advertising and marketing. Public Image uses a mix of traditional and online techniques to identify the gaps between what their client's customers want and what their client's brand is delivering.
buyer: Über Agency
Über Agency is an advertising agency in the UK that injects passion into the work they produce. Über helps their clients create ideas that add the right personality to their brand. The agency provides services for advertising, branding, design, digital and more. "
target: Public Image Doncaster Limited
Public Image is an integrated communications agency in the UK that specializes in retail advertising and marketing. Public Image uses a mix of traditional and online techniques to identify the gaps between what their client's customers want and what their client's brand is delivering.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/25/2018 via PR Newswire

KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc., acquired Creative Sales & Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: Key Impact Sales & Systems, Inc., the leading foodservice sales and marketing agency, announces the acquisition of Creative Sales and Marketing Group, Inc., a company that represents and manages numerous private-label store brands. Creative Sales specializes in building relationships with retailers and helping them go through changing demands.
buyer: KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc.
KeyImpact Sales & Systems, Inc. is the leading foodservice sales and marketing agency in the United States. KeyImpact represents manufacturers of food and packaging and supplies, and provides sales and marketing services to distributors and operators across the foodservice trade channel. "
target: Creative Sales & Marketing, Inc.
Creative Sales and Marketing, Inc. is a company that specializes in building rewarding relationships with retailers that go through changing demands, new product entries, and other environment considerations. Their team has represented and managed numerous private-label store brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Daymon Worldwide, Inc. will be merged with Advantage Solutions,

synopsis: Advantage Solutions and Daymon Worldwide are merging, resulting in the most comprehensive suite of brand-centric and retailer-centric services. Daymon is a global leader in building successful brands and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing. Advantage provides customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions.
buyer: Advantage Solutions
Advantage is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth through winning insights and execution. Their customizable and technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions include headquarter sales, retail merchandising, business intelligence, and a suite of marketing services. "
target: Daymon Worldwide, Inc.
Daymon provides global retail strategies and services that make the cash register ring. The company is a global leader in building successful brands, and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bain Capital, will acquire Daymon Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: Bain Capital Private Equity will acquire a majority stake in Daymon Worldwide, a retail services provider, from existing shareholders. They are global leaders in building successful private brands, and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target: Daymon Worldwide, Inc.
Daymon provides expert global retail strategies and services that make the cash register ring. They are global leaders in building successful private brands, and delivering high-impact experiential consumer marketing and in-store services.
price ($mm)
$413
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/17/2019 via Company Press Release

iProspect, will acquire Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (EBP) is a marketplace e-commerce agency in China. Post acquisition EBP will join iProspect and be rebranded "EBP, an iProspect Company."
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: iProspect
iProspect is a global digital marketing agency with 91 offices across 55 countries. A trusted partner with an in-depth understanding of consumer behavior, iProspect reshapes brand strategies to meet the fast-paced demands of the convergent world with a focus on exceeding client business objectives. "
target: Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd.
Shanghai EBP Internet Technology Co. Ltd. (EBP) is a marketplace e-commerce agency in China. Established in 2012, EBP is one of China's leading e-commerce solutions providers. EBP works closely with brands across China's leading e-commerce platforms to deliver integrated marketing services.
price ($mm)
$3.53
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Blackwood Seven A/S, acquired TWO NIL

synopsis: Danish media agency Blackwood Seven moves into the US market with the acquisition of the American media agency Two Nil. Two Nil is a strategic marketing agency that specializes in driving customer acquisition and ROI for consumer internet companies.
buyer: Blackwood Seven A/S
Blackwood Seven is a Copenhagen, Denmark-based technology and consultant company within media and marketing. They provide a software platform that uses advanced predictive analytics and artificial intelligence to predict and achieve the optimal effects from all paid media. "
target: TWO NIL
TWO NIL is a strategic marketing agency that specializes in driving customer acquisition and ROI for consumer internet companies. They combine analytics with industry expertise to build profitable scalable campaigns for their clients from strategy development to execution to optimization.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quad/Graphics, acquired Apple Tree Group

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc., a global marketing services provider, has acquired Apple Tree Group, a strategic and creative agency specializing in point-of-sale advertising innovation for some of the world’s best-known brands. Apple Tree, which is based in Mexico City, serves clients around the world.
buyer: Quad/Graphics (QUAD:$3,923.40)
Quad/Graphics is a global marketing services provider that helps brand owners market their products, services and content more efficiently and effectively by using its strong print foundation in combination with other media channels. "
target: Apple Tree Group
Apple Tree Group is a strategic and creative agency specializing in point-of-sale advertising innovation for some of the world’s best-known brands. Apple Tree, which is based in Mexico City, serves clients around the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2015 via PR Newswire

GS Marketing, Inc, acquired Traffic Builders

synopsis: GS Marketing, Inc. (GSM) announced that it has acquired Traffic Builders of Louisville, Kentucky. Traffic Builders is a multichannel direct marketing agency servicing over 300 automobile dealers of all manufacturer types.
buyer parent: The Friedkin Group
buyer: GS Marketing, Inc
GS Marketing is a full service direct marketing company with nearly three decades of experience marketing products and services for automotive dealerships, dealer groups and manufacturers. GS Marketing has approximately 85 associates and is part of The Friedkin Group. "
target: Traffic Builders
Traffic Builders, Inc. is a strategic direct marketing agency specializing in automotive service marketing. They have proven expertise in providing analysis and results-driven solutions that drive traffic and maximize profits for our growth-minded clients.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astound Commerce, acquired Market Force Information, Inc.

synopsis: Independent digital commerce specialist Astound Commerce has acquired MarketForce, a business unit within Digital River and leading innovator in digital performance marketing services.
buyer: Astound Commerce
Astound Commerce is an award-winning global digital commerce provider. They combine strategy, technology and interactive marketing services for many of the world's favorite brands and retailers. They can power every aspect of online business, and integrate across all marketing channels. "
target parent: Digital River, Inc.
target: Market Force Information, Inc.
Market Force Information, Inc. is the leading global customer intelligence solutions company for multi-location businesses including major retailers, restaurants, grocery and convenience stores, financial institutions, entertainment studios and consumer packaged goods companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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$1,018.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$105.17
EBIT ($mm)
$97.34
Net Income ($mm)
$62.83
Employees
593
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Ticker: SMAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC
SMA Alliance, LLC, provides marketing and advertising solutions. It operates as an e-marketing and Internet focused lead generator. The company provides buying demand to automobile retailers on a daily basis through application of proprietary technology and managed systems.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$2.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1.50
Net Income ($mm)
$1.40
Employees
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$6,309.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$954.00
EBIT ($mm)
$596.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
46000
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Ticker: WSE:IMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Internet Media Services S.A.
Internet Media Services S.A. (IMS) is a leader in providing specialized Sensory Marketing services in Poland. Having over 10 years of experience of working with media and modern technologies, IMS uses techniques which allow for creating appropriate mood and influencing the Customer.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.83
EBIT ($mm)
$2.89
Net Income ($mm)
$2.37
Employees
0
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Ticker: CRPZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
C-Store Network Inc.
C-Store Network Inc.
Convenience TV Inc., also known as C-Store Network, is focused on the Convenience Store Industry and provides their clients with an "in-location" TV network. The Network is designed to deliver both entertaining content and targeted advertising on a demographic basis to each retail location.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: CDK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CDK Global
CDK Global
CDK Global’s solutions automate and integrate critical workflow processes from pre-sale targeted advertising and marketing campaigns to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,959.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$647.00
EBIT ($mm)
$546.00
Net Income ($mm)
$181.20
Employees
9000
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Ticker: AIM:TMMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc
The Mission Marketing Group plc is a national network of creative communications Agencies. The Group portfolio comprises integrated, multi-discipline, multi-sector Agencies, specialists in specific marketing/communications activities and specialists in particular market sectors.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$221.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.99
EBIT ($mm)
$12.22
Net Income ($mm)
$8.16
Employees
1150
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Ticker: OM:ZETA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZetaDisplay AB
ZetaDisplay is a leading supplier of Digital Signage to major chains in the retailing and service sectors of the European market. The head office is in Sweden and there are sales offices located in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Estonia and the Netherlands.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$44.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$2.71
Net Income ($mm)
$2.66
Employees
140
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Ticker: OTCPK:CREX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Creative Realities, LLC
Creative Realities, LLC
Creative Realities, founded in 1998 with headquarters in New York, is a well-known and trusted marketing technology company providing solutions to enhance the 21st century shopping experience. The Company provides a suite of tools and services for retailers, venue operators and their brand partners.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$18.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.20)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
100
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Ticker: OTCPK:DVGG.D
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12 Retech Corporation
12 Retech Corporation
12 Retech's retail shopping technology seamlessly combines cutting edge digital tech and social networking to create a fun and unique shopping experience. 12 Retech fully integrates in-store, online, and mobile shopping experiences with its patented smart 12Mirrors, 12Mobile app, and 12Kiosks.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$0.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.68)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OM:SPEQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speqta AB
Speqta AB
Speqta is a performance marketing company in Sweden. Speqta is a digital media house that owns and operates a leading international advertising network as well as several digital products and services within the performance-based marketing of e-commerce stores.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.91
EBIT ($mm)
$0.30
Net Income ($mm)
$0.03
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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