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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:$405.50)
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.
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$5.68
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closed 7/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Steinreich Communications, acquired Kenwerks

synopsis: Steinreich Communications Group, Inc., the international public relations agency, has acquired Kenwerks, a leading fashion public relations and marketing firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles, headed by Kenneth Loo. All Kenwerks employees will be retained and will move into Steinreich offices on both coasts.
buyer: Steinreich Communications
Steinreich Communications represents some of the world's leading corporations and consumer brands. It is one of the nation's fastest growing, full-service public relations firms with offices in New York, New Jersey, Washington, Los Angeles, High Point, London, Frankfurt and Tel Aviv. "
target: Kenwerks
Kenwerks is a creative marketing firm that specializes in creative marketing, brand management, event production, public relations and creative direction.
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closed 9/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Traffix, Inc. merged with New Motion, Inc.,

synopsis: New Motion, Inc. has completed its transaction with Traffix, Inc. pursuant to the Merger Agreement between the companies dated September 26, 2007. As a result of the closing of the transaction, Traffix, Inc. became a wholly owned subsidiary of New Motion.
buyer: New Motion, Inc. (ATRN:$0.00)
Atrinsic is one of the leading digital advertising and marketing services companies in the United States. Atrinsic’s content is organized into four strategic content groups - digital music, casual games, interactive contests, and communities/lifestyles. "
target: Traffix, Inc.
Traffix, Inc. is a premier interactive media company that develops its own content and builds communities tailored to consumers' specific interests and lifestyles. Its full solution marketing services group delivers media, analytics and results to third parties through its four business groups.
price ($mm)[EV]
$146 [$116]
rev ($mm)
$81
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
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1.5x
EV / EBITDA
23.0x
closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Ruder Finn, Inc., acquired RLA Collective, Inc.

synopsis: Ruder Finn, one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies, announced that it has acquired RLA Collective, a sales-driven integrated marketing agency specializing in health and wellness, including over-the-counter (OTC), nutritional supplement and medical device brands in North America.
buyer: Ruder Finn, Inc.
Ruder Finn is one of the largest independent global communications and creative agencies with headquarters in the US and China. It is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its key areas of leadership: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Global Connectivity, and Life & Style. "
target: RLA Collective, Inc.
RLA Collective is a unique marketing services firm that combines its extensive over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness category expertise with unparalleled passion, authenticity, commitment and personal attention.
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closed 1/28/2016 via PR Newswire

Alphaeon Corporation, acquired Eveo Communication Group

synopsis: ALPHAEON Corporation, a social commerce company and subsidiary to Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, announced its acquisition of Eveo, an award-winning digital technology company. Eveo is a leading independent, full-service health and wellness company, rooted in technology.
buyer parent: Strathspey Crown
buyer: Alphaeon Corporation
ALPHAEON Corporation is a social commerce company with the goal of transforming lifestyle healthcare by bringing to market highly innovative products and services to promote consumer wellness, beauty and performance. "
target: Eveo Communication Group
Eveo is a leading independent, full-service health and wellness company, rooted in technology. Eveo has partnered with over 200 health brands to help them achieve their goals through insight-driven strategies, award-winning, creative, and groundbreaking innovations.
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closed 12/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Groupon, Inc., acquired Ludic Labs

synopsis: Groupon announces the expansion of its Silicon Valley presence with the opening of a new Groupon Palo Alto office and the acquisition of San Mateo-based Ludic Labs.
buyer: Groupon, Inc. (GRPN:$2,503.80)
Groupon features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in more than 300 markets around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer unbeatable prices and provide a win-win for businesses and consumers, delivering more than 650 daily deals globally. "
target: Ludic Labs
Ludic Labs is best known for development of local marketing services including Offer Foundry, a self-service advertising and deals platform for local businesses; and Diddit, an online community connecting millions of users with targeted local attractions and interests.
price ($mm)
$16
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closed 4/7/2010 via Market Wire

Baird Capital Partners, acquired NAC Marketing Co.

synopsis: Baird Capital Partners had bought a majority stake in NAC Marketing Co. (d/b/a "New Vitality"), a leading direct marketer of premium nutritional supplements and personal care products.
buyer: Baird Capital Partners
Baird Capital Partners, the U.S.-based buyout fund of Baird Private Equity, invests in lower middle-market companies in the business services, manufactured products and healthcare sectors. "
target parent: Alpine Investors, LP
target: NAC Marketing Co.
NAC Marketing has helped numerous doctors, nutritionists and researchers develop, launch, market and profit from their product ideas. NAC's marketing programs have been heard, seen and read nationwide for 14 years on radio, television, direct mail and via the internet.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kelliher Samets Volk, acquired Kelliher Samets Volk

synopsis: Four long-time employees have purchased independent advertising and marketing agency Kelliher Samets Volk after four decades under the same ownership. The buyout was led by Managing Director Erin Fagnant, Chief Creative Officer Kevin Willard, Chief Strategy Officer Tucker Wright and Director of Client Services Rachel Gage.
buyer: Kelliher Samets Volk
The buyout was led by KSV Managing Director Erin Fagnant, Chief Creative Officer Kevin Willard, Chief Strategy Officer Tucker Wright and Director of Client Services Rachel Gage. "
target: Kelliher Samets Volk
KSV is a full-service marketing and advertising agency specializing in sustainable energy. KSV partners with energy and sustainability services clients, building effective, data-driven marketing programs that deliver on business KPI’s and drive action towards a more sustainable future.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Deloitte Digital, acquired Acne AB

synopsis: Deloitte Digital announced the acquisition of Acne, the award-winning European creative agency. Acne is an internationally acclaimed marketing house focusing on storytelling for brands. Acne offers creative, strategic, digital, film and photography services for a range of clients, particularly in the lifestyle and luxury retail sectors.
buyer parent: Deloitte LLP
buyer: Deloitte Digital
Deloitte Digital has created a new model for a new age — a creative digital consultancy. That means bringing together all the creative and technology capabilities, business acumen and industry insight needed to help transform clients' businesses with digital. "
target: Acne AB
Founded in 1996, Acne is an internationally acclaimed marketing house focusing on storytelling for brands. They offer creative, strategic, digital, film and photography services for a range of clients, particularly in the lifestyle and luxury retail sectors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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0.0x
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0.0x
closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Talk Shop Media Ltd, acquired ROI Relations Inc.

synopsis: Talk Shop Media, one of Canada’s fastest-growing agencies, has announced the acquisition of ROI Relations, a digital media and public relations agency based in Toronto. Founded in 2011 by Samantha Diamond and Delphine Nicholls, ROI has grown to become a leading Canadian agency in the beauty and wellness sector.
buyer: Talk Shop Media Ltd
Talk Shop is the leader in the next generation of PR. Balancing earned media, paid exposure, digital marketing and thought leadership opportunities, Talk Shop creates award-winning strategies that push creative boundaries and exceed expectations. "
target: ROI Relations Inc.
ROI Relations is a digital media and public relations agency based in Toronto. Founded in 2011 by Samantha Diamond and Delphine Nicholls, ROI has grown to become a leading Canadian agency in the beauty and wellness sector.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dani Lombard Public Relations Pty Limited merged with Soda Communications Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Dani Lombard Public Relations (DLPR) has merged with Soda Communications, a boutique PR consultancy in Australia. DLPR is an Australian boutique PR agency that specialises in consumer lifestyle brands. DLPR delivers premium and personalised PR services for consumer lifestyle brands across fashion, beauty, health & fitness, eco-living and more.
buyer: Soda Communications Pty Ltd
Soda Communications is a boutique PR consultancy in Australia. Soda Communications provides integrated solutions that helps craft conversations and influence the influencers. Their services include strategy development, media relations, issues management, digital PR, brand activation and more. "
target: Dani Lombard Public Relations Pty Limited
Dani Lombard Public Relations (DLPR) is an Australian boutique PR agency that specialises in consumer lifestyle brands. DLPR delivers premium and personalised PR services for consumer lifestyle brands across fashion, beauty, health & fitness, eco-living and more.
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closed 10/4/2018 via PR Newswire

IMRE, acquired JMPR Public Relations

synopsis: imre, a marketing communications agency, has acquired JMPR Public Relations, a public relations agency specializing in the luxury, lifestyle and transportation industries. JMPR creates multi-faceted campaigns to help their clients strengthen their brand image and influence key consumers.
buyer: IMRE
imre is a marketing communications agency with expertise in social, digital, creative, public relations and paid media. imre creates solutions that build lasting and meaningful connections between brands and their customers. Their clients include AstraZeneca, John Deere, Marriott, STIHL, and more. "
target: JMPR Public Relations
JMPR Public Relations is a public relations agency specializing in the luxury, lifestyle and transportation industries. JMPR creates multi-faceted campaigns to help their clients strengthen their brand image and influence key consumers while generating heightened public awareness and interest.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

MMGY Global, Inc, acquired Grifco PR

synopsis: Travel and hospitality marketing firm MMGY Global has acquired Grifco PR and its sister agency, Ophir PR. Grifco PR and Ophir PR are public relations firms in the the travel and hospitality industry, as well as the lifestyle industry.
buyer: MMGY Global, Inc
MMGY Global is an integrated marketing firm focused on the needs of the travel, hospitality and entertainment industries. They help travel companies grow revenue by motivating their customers. "
target: Grifco PR
Based in the UK, Grifco is a leading public relations firm specializing in international luxury travel and lifestyle. They provide a professional media relations and media strategy service. Ophir PR is a boutique PR, communications and media relations agency in hotel, travel and tourism.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Dolphin Entertainment, acquired The Door

synopsis: Dolphin Entertainment, Inc., a publicly-traded independent producer of premium feature films and digital content, announced a major expansion of its marketing capabilities and footprint through its acquisition of The Door, a leading lifestyle and hospitality public relations, creative branding, and marketing services agency.
buyer: Dolphin Entertainment (DLPN:$24.23)
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and premium content development company. They produce original feature films and digital programming primarily aimed at family and young adult markets. "
target: The Door
The Door is a creative relations agency constructed as "an idea house," with a focus on building important, viable brands through diverse initiatives. The Door represents a wide range of clients—including food and beverage, personalities, hospitality brands, and entertainment/media entities.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
$6
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EV / rev
2.0x
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closed 7/5/2018 via PR Newswire

Marque Media, Inc., acquired PR Vein

synopsis: Marque Media, a leading full service communications agency, announced that it has successfully completed its offer to acquire PR VEIN, a successful boutique communications agency specializing in fashion and entertainment public relations.
buyer: Marque Media, Inc.
Marque Media, Inc. is an international social media and digital full service communication agency specializing in fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands both big and small. The agency was established in Los Angeles, California by award-winning digital influencer, Heidi Nazarudin. "
target: PR Vein
PR VEIN is a boutique strategic communications agency that merges incredible brands and people with tailored media outlets, creating a unique channel for clients to reach their target audience in a powerful way. Their agency has been helping brands, businesses and bloggers reach their objectives.
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announced 1/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Aaghir Yadav, will acquire Creative Insurgence

synopsis: Aaghir Yadav, the co-founder of Creative Insurgence, has agreed to buy back the business from The Marketing Group plc, a global full-service marketing network. Creative Insurgence is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing.
buyer: Aaghir Yadav
Aaghir Yadav is the Co-Founder of Creative Insurgence, a marketing agency that specializes in lifestyle marketing. "
target parent: The Marketing Group Plc
target: Creative Insurgence
Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups including Ministry of Sound, the Pangaea Group and the Massive Collective outlets.
price ($mm)
$0.42
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closed 3/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Shiseido Company, Limited, acquired JWALK NY LLC

synopsis: Shiseido Americas Corporation announced that it has acquired JWALK, a full-service creative agency, bringing cutting-edge creative and digital design power to support the company’s brands. JWALK and its team of experts have become leaders in the art of purpose-driven creative design, partnering with marquee lifestyle-driven brands.
buyer: Shiseido Company, Limited (TSE:4911:$7,975.95)
Shiseido was founded in 1872 as the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan. The business gradually evolved into a cosmetics company, offering people the most advanced technology and the finest aesthetics available in the East or the West. "
target: JWALK NY LLC
JWALK is a full-service agency that disrupts existing expectations by merging innovative creative with an intrinsic business expertise. JWALK partners with brands in the worlds of Beauty, Luxury, Fashion, Hospitality, Consumer Packaged Goods, and Health & Fitness.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Reuters

Giglio Group S.p.A., acquired E-volve Group

synopsis: Giglio Group has acquired E-volve Group, an e-commerce service provider that manages the online shops of fashion brands. E-volve creates e-commerce websites that are completely customized to match every detail of a brand's identity.
buyer: Giglio Group S.p.A. (BIT:GGTV:$43.22)
Giglio Group is an e-commerce and TV media company. They are a leader in the radio television sector, broadcasting in 46 countries, 5 continents and in six languages through their own television channels. Their e-commerce division is the largest online Italian B2B fashion distributor. "
target: E-volve Group
E-volve Group manages over 25 online stores for international fashion brands. Their ecommerce websites are completely customized to match every detail of a brand's identity. Their web analysts provide clients with full real time support and data for their business development.
price ($mm)
$5.75
rev ($mm)
$52
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0.1x
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closed 7/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Duo Public Relations, Inc merged with Impress Labs,

synopsis: Impress Labs, a global brand, creative and communications agency, and Duo Public Relations Inc., an innovative Seattle public relations agency specializing in consumer and lifestyle PR, announced the two agencies have merged.
buyer: Impress Labs
Impress Labs is a global brand, creative and communications agency focused on helping solar, cleantech, life science and semiconductor companies reach their communications and business objectives. "
target: Duo Public Relations, Inc
Duo Public Relations is an innovative Seattle public relations agency specializing in consumer and lifestyle PR. Founded in 2004, the agency's specialty practice areas include food and beverage, travel and hospitality PR, as well as health and wellness PR.
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Marketing Group Plc, acquired Creative Insurgence

synopsis: The Marketing Group plc, an acquisition vehicle with the purpose of gathering successful marketing businesses under one roof, has acquired Creative Insurgence. Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups.
buyer: The Marketing Group Plc (OM:TMG:$32.91)
A world leader in the field of innovative marketing, The Marketing Group plc allows global brands to reach their target audience. With a presence and client portfolio across the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia, The Marketing Group Plc is strategically positioned as a global leader. "
target: Creative Insurgence
Creative Insurgence, based in Singapore, is a marketing agency specializing in lifestyle marketing with some of the region’s biggest brands and groups including Ministry of Sound, the Pangaea Group and the Massive Collective outlets.
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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:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 35 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: ODD London Limited
ODD London Limited is an independent creative agency working with some of the world's best-loved fashion and lifestyle brands. They translate ambition into results, through clear insight and strategy, skillfully brought to life.
price ($mm)
$5.68
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closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Marlin PR Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen’s Archetype has acquired London independent technology agency Marlin PR. Marlin PR is a London PR and communications agency for innovative technologies and visionaries. Marlin PR works with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies on this planet.
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: Marlin PR Limited
Marlin PR is a London PR and communications agency for innovative technologies and visionaries. Marlin PR works with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies on this planet.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Next 15, will acquire Conversion Rate Experts

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, a communications business in London, will acquire Conversion Rate Experts (CRE). CRE is the world’s leading agency for conversion rate optimization (CRO)—a term that they coined in 2007. CRE builds amazingly effective webpages and are highly regarded by many of the web’s most sophisticated companies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$405.50)
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: Conversion Rate Experts
Conversion Rate Experts (CRE) is the world’s leading agency for conversion rate optimization (CRO)—a term that they coined in 2007. CRE builds amazingly effective webpages and are highly regarded by many of the web’s most sophisticated companies.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Savanta, acquired Future Thinking

synopsis: Savanta has acquired the UK division of Future Thinking, a global data driven intelligence company that combines research with data science to produce actionable insight for clients, including Unilever, British Gas and LEGO.
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: Future Thinking
Future Thinking is a leading market research and data analytics company, renowned for helping clients maximize sales, revenue and profit, through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research; often analysed through the lens of data science and behavioral economics.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Story Worldwide LLC, acquired VonShine Industries

synopsis: Story Worldwide, a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency, has acquired VonShine Industries, a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Story Worldwide LLC
Story Worldwide is a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency. Story uses established storytelling techniques and talent to solve advertising and communication challenges. The agency focuses on creating engaging content that people want to share. "
target: VonShine Industries
VonShine Industries is a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, celebrity endorsement, product placement, and more.
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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:$405.50)
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:$405.50)
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:$405.50)
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.
price ($mm)
$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:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Brandwidth Group Limited
Brandwidth is an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges. They offer branding, digital, experiential, and social media marketing services.
price ($mm)
$8.76
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
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:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Elvis Communications Limited
Elvis is an award-winning integrated creative agency. They work through every single step in the customer experience - whether it's for a press ad or direct mail pack, a television commercial or an in store activation, a social media post or a real world event. Elvis turns audiences into fans.
price ($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:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Velocity Partners Limited
Velocity Partners Limited (“Velocity”) is a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients. Velocity was founded by Doug Kessler and Stan Woods in 2000. Clients include multi-national technology groups, such as Sprint, Xerox and Informatica. Velocity is based in the UK.
price ($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:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,350 people across 32 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.
Pinnacle Marketing Communications is a full service technology PR and digital media agency delivering measurable business-to-business and social media campaigns for clients in the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
price ($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:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Twogether
Twogether is a creative B2B marketing agency, with a passion for technology. Working with some of the world’s leading technology brands, including Brocade, Intuit, Lenovo, Microsoft and Zebra Technologies; their aim is to create marketing communications that get attention and achieve results.
price ($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:$405.50)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 18 countries, incorporating 16 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering.
price ($mm)
$8.95
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

DRP UK Limited, acquired A-Vision UK Ltd

synopsis: A-Vision, the London-based screen content agency, has been acquired by DRPG. A-Vision specialises in providing communication solutions from film & video, production, and digital servicing to clients such as Apartments.com, CoStar group, and Avaya.
buyer: DRP UK Limited
DRP UK Limited operates as a communication agency. They are one of the longest established, trusted and uniquely integrated communication and production specialists, famous for making anything possible as they connect people, build brands and help grow organisations worldwide. "
target: A-Vision UK Ltd
A-Vision specialises in providing communication solutions from film & video, production, and digital servicing to clients such as Apartments.com, CoStar group, and Avaya. A-Vision has a team of 10 people.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

RTB House, acquired WhitePress sp. Z oo

synopsis: RTB House, a global advertising technology firm has acquired WhitePress, a content marketing platform, from its founders, Dirlango, a technology-focused investment firm and Innova Capital, a CEE mid-market private equity firm. WhitePress assists advertising agencies and corporate clients in creation and publication of content across the web.
buyer: RTB House
RTB House is a global company that provides state-of-the-art marketing technologies for top brands worldwide. Its proprietary ad buying engine is the first and only in the world to be powered entirely by deep learning algorithms, enabling advertisers to generate outstanding results. "
target parent: Innova Capital
target: WhitePress sp. Z oo
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Bielsko-Biała, Poland, WhitePress is a leading content marketing platform that assists advertising agencies and corporate clients in creation and publication of content across the web, as well as in tracking of marketing campaign results.
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announced 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Kaleyra S.p.a, will acquire mGage

synopsis: Kaleyra announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mGage, a Vivial company. mGage serves its customers through its cloud-based enterprise mobile messaging platform Communicate Pro, their API solution Connect, as well as Omnichannel mobile messaging offering such as SMS, MMS and RCS.
buyer: Kaleyra S.p.a (AMEX:KLR:$147.37)
Kaleyra is a leading CPaaS (Communication-Platform-as-a-Service) company, empowering businesses to communicate safely, securely, and seamlessly. With offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States, Kaleyra has become a worldwide provider of innovative cloud-based communications solutions. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: mGage
mGage is a global mobile engagement provider with more than 15 years of mobile CRM (mCRM) experience. Their SaaS, cloud-based technology enables brands to intelligently personalize mobile communications for the omni-channel consumer, across marketing and customer care interactions.
price ($mm)
$215
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Byte Club Limited merged with Dept Agency,

synopsis: Martech agency Byte has merged with Dept, an international digital agency, as the pair look to strengthen end-to-end digital services for their clients. Byte is a London-based marketing technology agency. They combine creative, media, data and technology to help businesses generate revenue and scale returns from digital platforms.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Dept Agency
Dept is an international digital agency, headquartered in Amsterdam. The agency unites creativity, technology and data to help clients reinvent and accelerate their digital reality. Their teams comprise of experts in creative, digital, marketing and commerce. "
target: Byte Club Limited
Byte is a London-based marketing technology agency. They combine creative, media, data and technology to help businesses generate revenue and scale returns from digital platforms.
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closed 2/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

CTI Digital Limited, acquired Mosquito Digital Ltd.

synopsis: An internet improvement and digital advertising and marketing company, CTI Digital, primarily based in Manchester has acquired a counterpart, Mosquito Digital, within the metropolis center. CTI has snapped up model communication and efficiency advertising and marketing company Mosquito, which is positioned within the Northern Quarter.
buyer: CTI Digital Limited
CTI Digital is a full service digital agency in the UK that specialises in open source web development. They also offer digital marketing and creative design services for respected clients in all industries. They are one of the UK’s leading full service digital agencies with a growing team. "
target: Mosquito Digital Ltd.
Mosquito is a creative digital brand communications agency based in Manchester and Cheshire. Winning Digital SME 2020, the agency combines award-winning digital creative, user experience and engagement with a heritage of brand building and integrated marketing know-how.
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closed 2/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Havas, acquired Inbar Merhav G

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired Inbar Merhav G, a full-service advertising agency in Israel. Inbar Merhav G creates meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity and media. Their range of marketing services include advertising, content, brand management, and digital & social.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Inbar Merhav G
Inbar Merhav G is a full-service advertising agency in Israel. Inbar Merhav G creates meaningful connections between people and brands using creativity, media, and innovation. Their range of marketing services include advertising, content, brand management, and digital & social.
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closed 2/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Blue Cypress, acquired BuzzShift

synopsis: BuzzShift, an industry-leading full-service growth marketing agency and business consultancy servicing a portfolio of clients nationwide, announced it has been acquired by New Orleans-based Blue Cypress, a family of companies that launches new brands and acquires existing businesses as a part of their evergreen, or long-term, investment strategy.
buyer: Blue Cypress
Blue Cypress is a family of companies that launches new brands and acquires existing businesses as a part of their evergreen, or long-term, investment strategy. "
target: BuzzShift
Founded in 2010, BuzzShift is a full-service growth marketing agency and business consultancy specializing in creating long-term, sustainable growth for start-up, scaling, and industry-leading e-commerce brands.
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closed 2/3/2021 via Company Press Release

Phoenix Innovate, acquired Avanzado

synopsis: Phoenix Innovate, a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems, has acquired Avanzado LLC, a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
buyer: Phoenix Innovate
Phoenix Innovate is a marketing firm that helps organizations big and small solve their business problems. Phoenix Innovate focuses on understanding, finding and keeping audiences. They create transformative strategies and tactics that will resonate with their client's audience. "
target: Avanzado
Avanzado is a vertically integrated marketing company. Avanzado produces data driven, targeted communications to grow their customer's business. They specialize in digital solutions, data management, and creative services. They offer services for direct mail, e-marketing, microsites, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd, acquired Nudge.co.za

synopsis: South African independent management and technology consulting firm, IQbusiness, announced that it has acquired innovative insights agency, nudge, as part of a targeted merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy to ramp up organic growth and diversify its offering.
buyer: The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd
IQbusiness is the leading independent management consulting firm in South Africa, helping clients overcome their business challenges and achieve sustainable growth. Since 1998, they have been enabling cleints to take their products to market faster, improve customer satisfaction, and more. "
target: Nudge.co.za
Nudge is South Africa's fastest growing online market research company. They are experts at digital market research and specifically Branded Insight Communities and Branded Short-term Panels.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wire Media Limited merged with John Doe,

synopsis: Wire has merged with John Doe, a UK-based creative agency. Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
buyer: John Doe
John Doe is a UK-based creative agency. John Doe builds brands recognised for who they are and why they matter. They help brands to communicate their reason for being across channels and across the country. Their services include PR, advertising, digital, content, and experiential. "
target: Wire Media Limited
Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AudienceX, acquired Bigbuzz Marketing Group

synopsis: AudienceX, the largest independent trading desk built for performance marketers and agencies, announced that it has finalized its acquisition of New York-based online marketing agency Bigbuzz Marketing Group.
buyer: AudienceX
AudienceX is a digital advertising partner for brands and agencies. They offer strategic, unbiased, omnichannel performance solutions, and create value for their clients by delivering a combination of high-impact creative, and innovative technology, to help them effectively acquire customers. "
target: Bigbuzz Marketing Group
Bigbuzz Marketing Group is a bold collection of talented professionals on a mission to create inspired solutions that build brands, move merchandise, and change lives. They are digital sponges that soak up everything new in this constantly changing universe of technology.
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closed 1/29/2021 via PR Newswire

JConnelly, acquired AdvisorPR

synopsis: JConnelly, a communications agency serving clients worldwide, has acquired AdvisorPR, a boutique public relations and marketing company that specializes in working with wealth management firms. With the acquisition, AdvisorPR will operate as a division within JConnelly's financial practice group.
buyer: JConnelly
JConnelly is a pioneer in the evolution of how companies and individuals communicate, connect and engage. The company helps build, grow, and protect premier brands, mitigate and manage crises, and influence change. "
target: AdvisorPR
AdvisorPR is a branding, marketing and public relations firm dedicated to providing turnkey marketing communications solutions exclusively to financial professionals. Through a diverse array of PR solutions, including packaged, turnkey PR programs, it helps clients grow their businesses.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/27/2021 via Company Press Release

Integrate Agency LLC, acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group

synopsis: Integrate Agency, a full-service digital and traditional marketing agency, has acquired BriteIdea Marketing Group, an Austin-based digital marketing group. The acquisition will further the integrated suite of traditional, digital and social media services offered by Integrate Agency throughout Texas.
buyer: Integrate Agency LLC
Integrate is an award-winning, full-service PR, social media, and marketing agency. Integrate's services include Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Display Advertising & Remarketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Amazon Marketplace, and Local Marketing. "
target: BriteIdea Marketing Group
BriteIdea Marketing is a full-service digital marketing and advertising agency with over 25 years of combined experience. BriteIdea specializes in working with small-to-medium-sized businesses to enhance their digital marketing and advertising efforts.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/27/2021 via PR Web

Look Listen Inc., acquired Story First

synopsis: Look Listen, a full-service digital marketing agency, has acquired Story First, a creative agency that specializes in helping non-profits, causes, and brands tell their story. Story First creates unique visual content for clients around the world. Their portfolio includes brand essence videos, portfolio reels, documentaries, commercials and more.
buyer: Look Listen Inc.
Look Listen builds campaigns, websites, communications, and digital products for companies that seek to improve the human experience. They help clients achieve peak performance by using behavioral analysis across sales, marketing, and product development. "
target: Story First
Story First is a creative agency that specializes in helping non-profits, causes, and brands tell their story. Story First creates beautiful, unique visual content for clients around the world. Their portfolio includes brand essence videos, portfolio reels, documentaries, commercials and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/27/2021 via PR Web

modop, acquired Microgigantic, LLC

synopsis: Mod Op, a marketing communications agency with offices across the U.S. and an office in Latin America, has acquired Minneapolis-based marketing studio, Microgigantic. This acquisition is the third in two years for the agency and expands Mod Op’s presence in the upper Midwest.
buyer: modop
Mod Op is a full-service marketing communications agency focused on using the right methods to help their clients capitalize on their opportunities. Mod Op services for both B2C and B2B markets include brand strategy, advertising, digital marketing and public relations. "
target: Microgigantic, LLC
Microgigantic helps brands tell exceptional stories. They develop content strategy and produce creative content. They design and implement experiences using digital signage. They partner with their customers, from first concept through final delivery.
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Low Earth Orbit merged with MediaMonks B.V.,

synopsis: Low Earth Orbit (L.E.O.) has merged with MediaMonks, a global creative production partner. L.E.O. is a digital-first marketing consultancy focused on building meaningful relationships between brands and consumers. The agency has expertise in advertising, social media, influencer marketing, paid media, public relations, and brand reputation.
buyer parent: S4 Capital LLC
buyer: MediaMonks B.V.
MediaMonks, based in the Netherlands, is a global production company that works with clients across industries to craft amazing work for leading businesses and brands. Its production capabilities span the entire creative spectrum, covering anything one could possibly want from a partner and more. "
target: Low Earth Orbit
Low Earth Orbit (L.E.O.) is a digital-first marketing consultancy. L.E.O. is focused on building meaningful relationships between brands and consumers. The agency has expertise in advertising, digital and social media, influencer marketing, paid media, public relations, and brand reputation.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allison+Partners, acquired Sommerfield Communications Inc.

synopsis: Allison+Partners has acquired Sommerfield Communications, expanding its financial communications and thought leadership capabilities. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: Sommerfield Communications Inc.
Sommerfield Communications is a New York boutique shop that specializes in corporate communications. Sommerfield Communications is a full-service corporate communications and public relations agency with a 20-year track record.
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closed 1/26/2021 via BusinessWire

Ovare Group Inc., acquired Beast

synopsis: OvareGroup, a Los-Angeles-based holding company, has acquired Beast, the award-winning post-production and visual effects studio, from Company 3 / Method Inc. The acquisition of Beast allows OvareGroup to add new capabilities in post-production and visual effects technology, as well as increase capacity across its network of companies.
buyer: Ovare Group Inc.
OvareGroup is a holding company with specialty firms in content development, marketing technology, and strategic services. The company's mission is to understand its clients' customers and efficiently engage with them via smart, data-driven content solutions that promote loyalty and business growth."
target parent: Aleph Capital Partners LLP
target: Beast
Beast is an award-winning editorial house specializing in editorial and visual FX for the advertising, digital, and music industries. Beast services a global clientele that includes Nike, AT&T, Cheerios, Toys “R” US, BMW, Mercedes Benz, General Motors, and other top brands.
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announced 1/25/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AMF Media Group, will acquire Connext Services

synopsis: AMF Media Group, an award-winning, full-service marketing agency, will acquire Connext, a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
buyer: AMF Media Group
AMF Media Group is a full-service agency that delivers a comprehensive and clear approach on brand strategy and marketing, public relations, crisis communications, internal communications, multimedia production, web design and development, event planning and management. "
target: Connext Services
Connext provides a full spectrum of marketing and communications professionals with consulting expertise in strategic marketing, executive/employee communications, demand generation, social media, content marketing, public relations and more.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/21/2021 via Company Press Release

Co.Mark S.p.A., will acquire Queryo Advance S.R.L.

synopsis: Co.Mark S.p.A., subsidiary of Tinexta Group, finalized an agreement with the shareholders of Queryo, a digital agency that offers campaign planning and management services, to enter the company's share capital, evaluating the 60% stake on the basis of cash free/debt free of approximately 8.75 million euros.
buyer parent: Tinexta S.p.A.
buyer: Co.Mark S.p.A.
Co.Mark, Tinexta Group's company, based in Italy, offers temporary export management services: a new way to produce sales in Italy and abroad. Co.Mark provides the most effective solutions for those who want to start selling abroad or strengthen their commercial coverage. "
target: Queryo Advance S.R.L.
Queryo Advance S.R.L., based in Italy, is a digital agency, that offers campaign planning and management services for digital ADV, search engine marketing, search engine advertising, and search engine optimization; social media marketing; and re-marketing and advanced web analytics.
price ($mm)
$9.13*
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$8.77
Net Income ($mm)
$7.67
Employees
453
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Ticker: OM:TASTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group AB
203 Web Group is a digital media house headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The concepts behind the products are language dependent, which means that they can be applied on a multinational level and are today represented on a few dozen markets spread out over five continents.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$6.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.22)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: CLKZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc.
Clicker, Inc. is a Web Publisher and Brand Builder focused on developing stand-alone Consumer Brands that incorporate Social Networking and Reward Properties that leverage content, commerce and advertising for the next generation global Internet user.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.34)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.35)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: BSE:540704
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matrimony.com
Matrimony.com
Based in India, Matrimony.com provides both matchmaking and marriage related services through websites, mobile sites and mobile apps and is also complemented by 140+ company-owned retail outlets. Its flagship matchmaking services are BharatMatrimony, EliteMatrimony and CommunityMatrimony.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$50.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.70
EBIT ($mm)
$10.03
Net Income ($mm)
$10.28
Employees
3955
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Ticker: ASX:MKB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO.mobi Limited
MOKO Social Media is at the forefront of the next generation in social media, providing innovative products and content to enable communities to engage and interact. MOKO provides tailored content for high value, niche user groups.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($12.25)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ICPA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IC Places Inc.
IC Places Inc.
IC Places is a New Media company that produces weekly entertainment content for several different mediums. It has agrrements to place its content before more then 300 million people a month, giving the company one of the largest distributions foot prints on the planet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2
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Ticker: SEEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com, Inc.
TheDirectory.com is a diversified Local Internet search company that owns and operates a network of locally targeted category specific search destinations anchored by its Local business search engine www.TheDirectory.com.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$0.03
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: FFN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FriendFinder Networks, Inc.
FriendFinder Networks, Inc.
FriendFinder Networks Inc. is an internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited websites in the world, including AdultFriendFinder.com, Amigos.com, AsiaFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, FriendFinder.com, BigChurch.com and SeniorFriendFinder.com.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$346.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$109.32
EBIT ($mm)
$76.40
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
400
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Ticker: AIM:R4E
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
reach4entertainment enterprises plc
reach4entertainment enterprises plc
reach4entertainment enterprises plc, is the premier in entertainment promotion and brand building. Their group of interconnected companies are a collection of the biggest and brightest theatrical, film and live entertainment advertising, marketing and display agencies in the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$97.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.73
EBIT ($mm)
($0.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
222
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Ticker: CYPXF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc.
Cyberplex Inc. leverages its proprietary affiliate network, robust advertising relationships and experience, along with technology design, development and solutions specialists to develop and implement web-based programs and solutions that have a proven record in delivering results.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$106.86
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
132
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Ticker: MARK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc.
Remark Media, Inc. is a global digital media company focusing on the 18-year-old to 34-year-old. The company's primary operations consist of owning and operating digital media properties.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$75.39
EBITDA ($mm)
($30.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($41.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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Ticker: NETE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element, Inc.
Net Element International is a global technology-driven group specializing in electronic commerce, mobile payments & transactional services. The company owns & operates a global mobile payments & transaction processing provider, TOT Group, as well as several popular content monetization verticals.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$45.96
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
152
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,293.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$195.42
EBIT ($mm)
$182.33
Net Income ($mm)
$106.20
Employees
18448
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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: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: ENXTPA:LOCAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solocal Group
Solocal Group
SoLocal Group, European leader in local online communication, reveals local know-how, and boosts local revenues of businesses. The Internet activities of the Group are structured around two business lines: Local Search and Digital Marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$619.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.52
EBIT ($mm)
$154.92
Net Income ($mm)
$51.18
Employees
2515
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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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$405.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$45.02
EBIT ($mm)
$20.52
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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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: 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: 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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