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closed 3/10/2016 via BusinessWire

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Cardinal Path

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced the acquisition of Cardinal Path, an award-winning digital data consulting firm in the US and Canada. Cardinal Path helps brands navigate a variety of data-related challenges and deliver competitive advantage through strong data and analytics.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of nine 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: Cardinal Path
Cardinal Path is a digital data analytics firm that works with the world’s most prominent organizations to create, implement and action advanced analytics. Cardinal Path is known for its tools such as the Online Analytics Maturity Model, a framework for assessing enterprise-wide analytics maturity.
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closed 4/1/2011 via Company Press Release

NPD Group, Inc., acquired In-Stat, LLC

synopsis: The NPD Group today announced that it has finalized the acquisition of In-Stat, an analyst research company focused on the mobile internet and digital entertainment industries. As the newest addition to NPD's analyst-based services, In-Stat will operate to provide global technology analysis and information for a growing client base.
buyer: NPD Group, Inc.
The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. More than 1,800 manufacturers and retailers rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. "
target: In-Stat, LLC
In-Stat’s market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems. Businesses rely on In-Stat to support critical business, product and technology decisions.
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announced 10/29/2009 via PR Newswire

comScore Networks, Inc., will acquire Certifica, Inc.

synopsis: comScore, Inc., a leader in measuring the digital world, has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Certifica, a leader in web measurement in Latin America. The acquisition helps enhance comScore's presence and brand in the rapidly-developing Latin American market and positions the company for further expansion in the region.
buyer: comScore Networks, Inc. (SCOR:$360.47)
comScore Networks provides unparalleled insight into consumer behavior and attitudes. This capability is based on a massive, global cross-section of more than 2 million consumers who have given comScore explicit permission to confidentially capture their browsing and transaction behavior. "
target: Certifica, Inc.
Certifica was founded in 2000 with the goal of becoming the leading analyst and auditor of Internet traffic measurement and has won the endorsement of the IAB in several Latin American countries to publish cross site statistics on Internet usage.
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$1.30
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closed 3/4/2008 via Company Press Release

Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, acquired Compete, Inc.

synopsis: Chicago Growth Partners is pleased to announce the closing of the sale of 100% of Compete, Inc. to Taylor Nelson Sofres plc, a global market information and insight company based in London. Terms of the transaction included an initial cash consideration of $75 million plus subsequent contingent payments of up to an additional $75 million.
buyer: Taylor Nelson Sofres plc
Taylor Nelson Sofres plc is a market information group. The world’s largest provider of custom research and analysis, a leader in political and social polling, a major supplier of consumer panel, media intelligence and Internet, TV and radio audience measurement services. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: Compete, Inc.
Compete, Inc. analyses internet clickstream information received from its own panel and from internet service providers. Compete uses proprietary data methodologies to normalise this data, making it representative of the entire US online market place.
price ($mm)
$75
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/7/2020 via PR Newswire

PlaceIQ, acquired FreckleIOT

synopsis: PlaceIQ Inc., the leading data and technology provider that powers critical business and marketing decisions with location data, analytics, and insights, announced it has acquired FreckleIOT, a business specializing in location data and foot traffic measurement from Freckle, LTD.
buyer: PlaceIQ
PlaceIQ is a provider of Next Generation Location Intelligence. Extracting meaning and context from the huge explosion of new location data being created, PlaceIQ enables a detailed and dynamic understanding of a place or location like never before. "
target: FreckleIOT
Freckle is a global data company specializing in media measurement and identity. The Freckle offline media measurement solution determines the effectiveness of media across all channels in driving customers into a physical location. They are based in New York and Toronto.
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$3.10
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Machina Research

synopsis: Machina Research announces its acquisition by Gartner, the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Over the last six years Machina Research has assembled a market-leading set of analysts and research focused on the Internet of Things.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. They deliver the technology-related insight necessary for their clients to make the right decisions, every day. "
target: Machina Research
Machina Research is the world's leading advisor on the Internet of Things, M2M and Big Data. Through multi-client reports and client-specific consultancy Machina Research helps clients understand and embrace the opportunities created by the wide range of new forms of connected devices in the IoT.
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closed 7/22/2015 via Market Wire

Prophet, acquired Altimeter Group

synopsis: Prophet, a global brand and marketing strategy consultancy, announced it has acquired Altimeter Group, a leading technology research firm. Altimeter delivers best-in-class research in digital transformation, social business and governance, customer experience, big data, and the Internet of Things.
buyer: Prophet
Prophet is a global brand and marketing consultancy that fuses insights, strategy, creativity and imagination to help clients grow better brands and businesses. "
target: Altimeter Group
Altimeter Group is a leading technology research firm. Altimeter delivers best-in-class research in digital transformation, social business and governance, customer experience, big data, and the Internet of Things. Altimeter’s research helps companies understand and act on technology disruption.
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closed 2/26/2013 via PR Newswire

The 451 Group, acquired Applied Velocity Labs, LLC.

synopsis: The 451 Group, corporate parent of 451 Research, Uptime Institute and Yankee Group, announced the acquisition of Applied Velocity Labs, LLC, a Charlotte, NC-based strategy, advisory and research firm and the developer of a proprietary digital infrastructure strategy framework.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education and professional services. "
target: Applied Velocity Labs, LLC.
Applied Velocity Labs, LLC is a technology strategy advisory firm focused on accelerating the business impact of digital datacenter infrastructure, from 'click to rack & energy to click,' across a global portfolio.
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closed 12/6/2019 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Market Intelligence, acquired The 451 Group

synopsis: NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, announced today that it has acquired 451 Research, LLC, a privately-held research and advisory firm that provides intelligence, expertise and data covering high-growt
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence provides data, essential insights, and powerful analytics to help navigate the financial markets. S&P Global Market Intelligence integrates financial and industry data, research, and news into tools that help clients make informed business and financial decisions. "
target: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education, and professional services.
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closed 8/4/2005 via BusinessWire

The 451 Group, acquired Tier 1 Research

synopsis: The 451 Group has acquired privately held, Minneapolis-based Tier 1 Research - an independent technology industry research firm. Tier 1 Research analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments impacting public and private companies within the IT, communications and Internet commerce sectors.
buyer: The 451 Group
The 451 Group is an independent technology industry analyst company focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. The company's analysts provide critical and timely insight into the market and competitive dynamics of innovation in emerging technology segments. "
target: Tier 1 Research
Tier 1 Research analyzes the financial and industry implications of developments impacting public and private companies within the IT, communications and Internet commerce sectors. The Tier 1 Research division blends traditional "Wall Street" investment research with industry analysis.
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closed 7/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Centaur Media plc, acquired Econsultancy

synopsis: Centaur Media plc, the business information and events group, has acquired E-consultancy.com Limited. Econsultancy is a leading digital and events-led information provider to the global digital marketing and e-commerce community in the UK, with a growing presence in the USA, Middle East, Asia and Australia.
buyer: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities. "
target: Econsultancy
Econsultancy, founded in 1999, is a UK company providing training, reports, research, case studies, buyers guides and advice for the digital marketing sector. The CEO and co-founder of Econsultancy is author Ashley Friedlein.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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7.6x
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45.5x
closed 5/5/2005 via BusinessWire

ABI Research, acquired Concise Insight Europe Ltd.

synopsis: ABI Research announced today that it has acquired Concise Insight Europe Ltd. This acquisition enhances the US-based technology market analyst firm's global operations by adding a local research operation in Europe, dedicated to the study of European technology markets.
buyer: ABI Research
ABI Research was founded in 1990 to assist manufacturers of wireless semiconductor components in understanding and entering new markets. As tech-driven emerging markets proliferated during the 90's, ABI Research expanded its analytical coverage to a broader base of manufacturers and service companie"
target: Concise Insight Europe Ltd.
Concise Insight is a London-based, dedicated technology consulting and advisory firm focused on the wireless communications sector. Since its inception, the wireless communications industry has demonstrated dramatic rates of growth and while there are still a host of market and revenue opportunities
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closed 11/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Truesight Consulting, LLC merged with Marketscience Consulting, Ltd,

synopsis: Truesight Consulting, an independent, advanced marketing analytics and solutions company, has merged with Marketscience Consulting, an award-winning independent consultancy specializing in advanced econometric modelling, statistical analysis and bespoke advice on traditional and digital marketing investments.
buyer: Marketscience Consulting, Ltd
Marketscience Consulting is an award-winning independent consultancy specializing in advanced econometric modelling, statistical analysis and bespoke advice on traditional and digital marketing investments. "
target: Truesight Consulting, LLC
Truesight Consulting is an independent, advanced marketing analytics and solutions company that unifies technology, data, and modeling solutions to drive client results. Truesight was conceived to be a full service, radically transparent analytics partner.
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closed 6/10/2016 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, acquired Emarketer Inc.

synopsis: Axel Springer SE acquires 93 percent of the shares in eMarketer Inc., a leading provider of high-quality analyses, reports, and digital market data for companies and institutions. eMarketer is the go-to source for excellently researched, authoritative business information in the fields of digital marketing, sales, and trends.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer is one of the world’s largest digital publishers in terms of reach. Taking into account all digital platforms, the company attained 200 million unique users worldwide as a monthly average in Q1/2016. The company is active in more than 40 countries with subsidiaries, licenses, and more."
target: Emarketer Inc.
eMarketer is the go-to source for excellently researched, authoritative business information in the fields of digital marketing, sales, and trends. The company’s reports, databases, statistics, infographics, and forecasts have become standard tools in numerous industries.
price ($mm)
$242*
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
5.7x
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19.3x
closed 12/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Connexity, acquired Hitwise Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing company Connexity, Inc. has acquired Hitwise, a leader in large-scale online clickstream data collection and consumer behavioral analytics. Hitwise's broad, audience-based insights into consumer online behavioral trends bolsters Connexity's offering to marketers, agencies and publishers.
buyer parent: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Connexity
Connexity, Inc. is a technology driven marketing solutions company that leverages almost twenty years of ecommerce expertise to enable retailers and brands to understand their consumers better, acquire new customers at a lower cost, and increase sales. "
target parent: Experian plc
target: Hitwise Pty. Ltd.
Hitwise is the leading online competitive intelligence service. Only Hitwise provides its 1,200 global clients with daily insights on how their customers interact with a broad range of competitive websites, and how their competitors use different tactics to attract online customers.
price ($mm)
$47
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
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closed 8/20/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Ebiquity plc, acquired Stratigent LLC

synopsis: Ebiquity has acquired all of the membership interests in Stratigent LLC, a US-based multi-channel analytics provider that helps its clients to measure and optimise their consumer communications and engagement, predominantly focused on 'owned' channels.
buyer: Ebiquity plc (AIM:EBQ:$90.17)
Ebiquity plc, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of business critical data, analysis, and consultancy services to advertisers, media owners, and public relations professionals in the United Kingdom and internationally. "
target: Stratigent LLC
Stratigent is the global leader in providing multi-channel analytics consulting to enterprise level brands. Stratigent focuses on transforming the way organizations leverage data to make business decisions in the digital analytics space.
price ($mm)
$4.00
rev ($mm)
$4
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2.4x
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closed 11/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

MetrixLab, acquired CRM Metrix

synopsis: Online research firm MetrixLab has bought digital marketing analytics specialist CRM Metrix, creating a combined digital marketing research business of over €30m in annual revenues. MetrixLab works primarily in the areas of new product development, brand communication, e-business performance and customer satisfaction measurement.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a global Online Market Research company, specializing in the areas of New Product Development, Brand Communication, E-Business Performance and Satisfaction Research. MetrixLab has grown to be one of Europe's leading online market research companies. "
target: CRM Metrix
CRM Metrix is the only global company offering digital market research solutions with extensive global experience. It offers a full range of digital market research solutions to help clients make the best decisions at all stages of the digital marketing development process.
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closed 2/18/2011 via PR Newswire

Meebo, acquired MindSet

synopsis: Mindset Media, LLC, the ad technology and market research company that set the standard in psychographic targeting and insight, has announced the sale of materially all of its assets to a wholly owned subsidiary of Meebo, Inc.
buyer: Meebo
Integrating all social networks and communications channels into a single, simple-to-use solution, Meebo enables users to easily share content and communicate in real time with the people who matter to them. "
target: MindSet
Mindset Media, LLC is the ad technology and market research company that set the standard in psychographic targeting and insight. Mindset Media's groundbreaking research and ad technology help agencies define, plan and buy their psychographic targets.
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closed 7/26/2010 via Company Press Release

The Hearst Corporation, acquired iCrossing

synopsis: iCrossing, a global digital marketing agency, announced that it has moved its 50-person New York office to the Hearst Tower at 300 W. 57th Street. Hearst Corporation completed the acquisition of iCrossing on June 21st of this year.
buyer: The Hearst Corporation
The Hearst Corporation owns 12 daily newspapers and 14 weekly newspapers, 18 US consumer magazines (such as Cosmopolitan and Esquire), TV and radio stations (through 40%-owned Hearst Argyle Television), and a cartoon and features service (King Features). "
target: iCrossing
iCrossing is a global digital marketing agency driven by the consumer's perspective. The company combines search, social media, market research, analytics and mobile services to create digital marketing programs designed to help global brands find and connect with their customers.
price ($mm)
$325
rev ($mm)
$100
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4.3x
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closed 1/28/2010 via Company Press Release

Ipsos S.A, acquired OTX

synopsis: Ipsos has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of OTX Corporation (OTX - Online Testing Exchange), a fast growing online consumer research firm. Founded in 2000 as a division of iFilm, OTX was acquired from iFilm by the Pilot Group, ZelnickMedia and Shelley Zalis, OTX’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, in 2004.
buyer: Ipsos S.A (ENXTPA:IPS:$2,361.14)
Ipsos is the second largest survey based research company in the world. Headquartered in Paris, it has offices in 64 countries and conducts research in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1975, it is still managed and controlled by research professionals. "
target: OTX
OTX is a global research and consulting firm (18th largest US) that specializes in providing a suite of multimedia research products to the marketing, entertainment and advertising communities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$60 [$73]
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$60
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1.4x
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Cardinal Path, acquired E-Nor, Inc.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired E-Nor, a pioneer in the Google Analytics platform that has deployed and supported state-of-the-art analytics platforms for hundreds of clients. E-Nor will join Dentsu's marketing analytics consulting arm, Cardinal Path, creating a significant force around the Google marketing stack through expertise and licensing.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Cardinal Path
Cardinal Path is a data and marketing analytics consulting firm that helps marketers win in the digital economy. As a trusted marketing technology advisor partnered with top vendors, Cardinal Path is also the largest reseller and go-to firm for the Google Marketing Platform. "
target: E-Nor, Inc.
E-Nor is a pioneer in the Google Analytics platform that has deployed and supported state-of-the-art analytics platforms for hundreds of clients. The company's proven, platform-agnostic analytics framework provides digital intelligence for businesses and organizations of all sizes.
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closed 3/10/2016 via BusinessWire

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Cardinal Path

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced the acquisition of Cardinal Path, an award-winning digital data consulting firm in the US and Canada. Cardinal Path helps brands navigate a variety of data-related challenges and deliver competitive advantage through strong data and analytics.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of nine 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: Cardinal Path
Cardinal Path is a digital data analytics firm that works with the world’s most prominent organizations to create, implement and action advanced analytics. Cardinal Path is known for its tools such as the Online Analytics Maturity Model, a framework for assessing enterprise-wide analytics maturity.
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announced 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Ambient Digital Vietnam

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Ambient Digital, a full service digital agency with headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City. With 95 employees in Vietnam, it is the largest independent digital media agency and the largest single touch point of local premium inventory with exclusive rich media formats.
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: Ambient Digital Vietnam
Established in 2010, Ambient Digital Vietnam is a full service digital agency with headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City. With 95 employees in Vietnam, it is the largest independent digital media agency and the largest single touch point of local premium inventory with exclusive rich media formats.
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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.
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Re:Production Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Re:Production Limited (Head Office: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle.
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: Re:Production Limited
Founded in 2010, Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle. The agency works with leading directors to create award-winning productions for advertising agencies and brands across the UK.
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announced 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Redder

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Redder Advertising Co. Ltd. Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
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: Redder
Initially established in 2012 as a full service digital marketing agency that specialized in PR and activations, Redder has developed into one of Vietnam’s leading digital creative agencies.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire BJL Group Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network, a company made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands, will be acquiring BJL Group Limited, an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out.
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: BJL Group Ltd
BJL Group Limited is an integrated agency, creatively focused and commercially aware. They work with brands, often challenger brands and nearly always brands in transition, to help them stand out and be successful in today’s world.
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announced 12/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Videobeat Networks

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire a 70% share in Videobeat Networks GmbH, a full-service agency for TV and online video campaigns based in Hamburg, Germany.
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: Videobeat Networks
Videobeat Networks GmbH is a full-service agency for TV and online video campaigns. The agency, a leading expert for data-driven video advertising, has developed proprietary software to enhance the placement, management and analysis of video content across all platforms and optimized in real time.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
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closed 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Whitespace

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of Edinburgh-based creative agency, Whitespace. Founded in 1997 with a focus on digital and brand design, Whitespace has developed into one of Scotland’s leading and most awarded creative agencies.
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: Whitespace
Founded in 1997 with a focus on digital and brand design, Whitespace has developed into one of Scotland’s leading and most awarded creative agencies with a client list that includes Aegon, Sainsbury’s Bank, and the Scottish Government.
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$5
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closed 4/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired White Label

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announced the acquisition of Chilean performance agency, White Label. The agency specializes in digital advertising services including SEO, SEM, social, paid media and digital analytics, and counts brands such as L’Oreal and Banco Ripley as clients.
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: White Label
Based in Chile, White Label MKT SpA is a performance marketing agency that provides digital paid media and search engine optimization (SEO) services, programmatic buying, web analytics, and measurement tools. The company is based in Las Condes, Chile.
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announced 4/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Red Media Consulting AS

synopsis: Dentsu, Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd, has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Red Communication AS, a media and performance agency in Norway. RED offers a full suite of digital advertising services including performance marketing, performance publishing and digital content marketing.
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: Red Media Consulting AS
RED is a fast-growing agency in Norway, and was twice awarded Norway's 'Media Agency of the Year'. The agency offers a full suite of digital advertising services including performance marketing, performance publishing and digital content marketing, data and analytics, and media and brand activation.
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$16
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announced 2/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Character SF, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a Character SF, LLC., a San Francisco-based branding and design agency. Character offers creative-focused advertising services including brand strategy, brand identity, and brand experience.
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: Character SF, LLC
Founded in 1999, Character is a San Francisco-based branding and design agency with a passion for launching, rejuvenating and propelling brands. Their goal is to create lasting and meaningful relationships between their client's brand and their audience through distinct brand experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire FoxP2 Holdings Proprietary Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in FoxP2 Holdings Proprietary Limited, a leading creative agency in South Africa. FoxP2 is a comprehensive creative agency that integrates strategy, design, digital and creative advertising into innovative results for its clients.
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: FoxP2 Holdings Proprietary Limited
Founded in 2005, FoxP2 is a comprehensive creative agency that integrates strategy, design, digital and creative advertising into innovative results for its clients. Through its branches in Johannesburg and Cape Town, it has grown into a company with 83 expert employees.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Gleam Futures

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Gleam Futures, a digital-first talent management company in the UK.
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: Gleam Futures
Gleam Futures is a digital-first talent management company in the UK. Gleam Futures is a global top class digital-first talent management company having agreements with more than 40 global talents whose YouTube channels have a combined subscriber base of over 60 million users.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/26/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire SesliHarfler

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in SesliHarfler Reklam Tanitim ve Yayin Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. ("SesliHarfler"), a digital creative agency in Turkey.
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: SesliHarfler
SesliHarfler Reklam Tanitim ve Yayin Hizmetleri Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. ("SesliHarfler") is a digital creative agency in Turkey. SesliHarfler has a solid reputation for creativity and strategic project execution, offering a full suite of digital communications services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 5/11/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire media.at GmbH

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., a multinational media and digital marketing communications company, has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in media.at GmbH, an independent full-service media agency that is the largest in Austria, boasting the second largest transaction volume in that country.
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: media.at GmbH
media.at GmbH is an independent full-service media agency that is the largest in Austria, boasting the second largest transaction volume in that country.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Accordant Pty Ltd

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Accordant Pty Ltd, a data-driven customer experience and personalization agency based in Australia.
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: Accordant Pty Ltd
Established in 2014, Accordant is a full-service programmatic advertising company and technology solution provider offering advanced digital marketing services that give customers a brand experience optimized in paid and owned media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Grant Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd has reached an agreement with principal shareholders of Grant Group to acquire a majority stake in the Grant Group, a prominent advertising group in Sri Lanka. Under the agreement, Dentsu Aegis Network will acquire 85% of the shares in Grant Advertising Group & 70% of the shares in Grant Agencies.
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: Grant Group
Grant Group is a prominent and long-established advertising group in Sri Lanka. Grant Group comprises 2 groups: the Grant Advertising Group and Grant Agencies--providing advertising and media services (mass media and OOH), creative, PR, content, digital and other services under seven brands.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., will acquire Dwi Sapta Group

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd. has reached an agreement to acquire a 51% stake in Dwi Sapta Group, the largest independent full-service advertising agency in Indonesia. Dwi Sapta Group encompasses nine companies specializing in creative, media, digital, PR and other areas.
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: Dwi Sapta Group
Founded in 1981, the Dwi Sapta Group encompasses nine companies specializing in creative, media, digital, PR and other areas with a total of 400 employees, having grown to become Indonesia's largest independent full-service advertising agency.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/16/2016 via BusinessWire

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Gravity Media

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of Findr Group, owner of Gravity Media, a full-service multicultural marketing agency headquartered in New York City. Gravity Media will form the backbone of the group’s specialized and dedicated multicultural marketing offering in the US, complementing and strengthening its existing capabilities.
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: Gravity Media
Gravity is an award-winning, full service multi-cultural advertising communications agency. They are experts at deeply integrating brands into any culture. Pragmatically, they solve complex business challenges and create growth opportunities for their clients through advertising communications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 11/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Axis41

synopsis: Merkle announced its acquisition of Salt Lake City based Axis41 (www.axis41.com), a leading web and app development agency focused on customer experience. The move supports the strategy of building within the network a set of full-scale people-based marketing capabilities rooted in data, analytics, and technology.
buyer parent: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a global data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency and the largest independent agency in the US for CRM, digital, and search. The agency’s heritage in data, technology, and analytics forms the foundation for its unmatched skills in understanding consumer insights. "
target: Axis41
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Axis41 is a digital marketing agency specializing in brand strategy, creative content, UI/UX architecture, site analytics and CMS implementation. The agency has worked with industry-leading clients such as Adobe, Backcountry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Perfect Relations Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has bought local public relations (PR) firm Perfect Relations Group, which will retain its branding. Perfect Relations Group’s presence spans across 19 offices and 50 cities in India, offering services including corporate reputation management, brand and marketing communications, media management and more.
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: Perfect Relations Pvt. Ltd.
Perfect Relations Group is a public relations firm. Perfect Relations offers services including corporate reputation management, brand and marketing communications, media management and crisis management.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.6x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Schafer Condon Carter, Inc., will acquire Kitchen Sink Studios

synopsis: Schafer Condon Carter (SCC), a full-service creative agency, will acquire Kitchen Sink Studios, a strategic branding company. Kitchen Sink merges business savvy, storytelling, and data to give businesses a competitive edge. They offer services for brand discovery, logo & identity, brand refresh, SEO, social media, public relations, and more.
buyer: Schafer Condon Carter, Inc.
Schafer Condon Carter (SCC) is a digitally driven, full-service creative agency that builds brands and businesses through data-driven human insights and powerful brand ideas. SCC works with Kellogg's, Danone, the Chicago Cubs, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and First Midwest Bank, among others. "
target: Kitchen Sink Studios
Kitchen Sink Studios is a strategic branding company. Kitchen Sink merges business savvy, storytelling, and data to give businesses a competitive edge. They offer services for brand discovery & strategy, logo & identity, brand refresh, SEO, social media, public relations, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/11/2022 via BusinessWire

Hart Inc., acquired MDB Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Hart, an independent marketing and advertising agency delivering unified brand experiences that engage and empower consumers, has acquired MDB Communications, a full-service media-neutral agency. The notable move expands Hart’s marketing approach and service-minded delivery on a national scale while preserving Hart’s status as an independent agency.
buyer: Hart Inc.
Hart is an independent, full-service marketing firm. True to its founding principles, for nearly 60 years Hart’s thinkers, creatives and builders have been delivering unified brand experiences that engage and empower consumers throughout the customer journey. "
target: MDB Communications, Inc.
MDB Communications is a full-service, media-neutral agency that's powered by experienced leaders and innovators. From brand development to media planning, creative execution to public relations, MDB delivers solid thinking, airtight strategy, messaging that motivates and the metrics to prove it.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/25/2022 via PR Newswire

JDA Worldwide, acquired The KAIROS Company

synopsis: JDA Worldwide, a full-service marketing agency serving consumer brands, impactful non-profit organizations, and fast-growing companies since 2003, announced the acquisition of Glendale, California-based public relations and strategic communications firm, The KAIROS Company.
buyer: JDA Worldwide
JDA Worldwide is a full-service marketing agency specializing in brand, media, and creative for emerging and extraordinary brands. Headquartered in Indianapolis, JDA is a regular member of the Inc. 500|5000 for fastest-growing companies in the United States. "
target: The KAIROS Company
The KAIROS Company is the go-to strategic and personal counselor for leaders and organizations who wish to sharpen their public image for audiences of all shapes and sizes. The KAIROS Company services cover strategy, public relations, communications, advertising, and consulting.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Vo2 Cap, acquired Livewrapped

synopsis: Vo2 Cap Holding, a Swedish holding company focused on the media tech industry, has acquired Livewrapped, an ad tech product and consulting company in Sweden. Livewrapped aims to help companies reduce costs and drastically increase their revenue. They offer services for header bidding, prebid integration, data visualization, and more.
buyer: Vo2 Cap (OM:VO2:$0.00)
Vo2 Cap is a Swedish holding company focused on the media tech industry. Vo2 acquires, invests and injects oxygen into their companies. They provide companies with the skills and tools they need to grow further, whether in sales, structure, tech, programming or anything else they can help with. "
target: Livewrapped
Livewrapped is an ad tech product and consulting company in Sweden. Livewrapped has vast experience in programmatic advertising and aims to help companies reduce costs and drastically increase their revenue. They offer services for header bidding, prebid integration, data visualization, and more.
price ($mm)
$3.20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/20/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Establish PR, acquired Outbrand

synopsis: Establish PR, a leading public relations (PR) agency, has acquired Outbrand, a PR agency aiming to create leading authorities. Outbrand helps their clients to share their story and become a known authority in their industry. They provide services for influencer marketing, lead generation, SEO, podcast tours, and more.
buyer: Establish PR
Establish PR is a leading PR agency. Establish helps businesses to create their story, share it online, and take control of their narrative. They create eye-catching content that enables their clients to go viral on social media platforms and increase their online presence. "
target: Outbrand
Outbrand is a public relations agency aiming to create leading authorities. Outbrand helps their clients to share their story and become a known authority in their industry. They provide services for influencer marketing, lead generation, SEO, podcast tours, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Huntsworth PLC, acquired Cirkle

synopsis: Huntsworth, an international healthcare and communications group based in the UK, has acquired Cirkle, an award winning creative PR agency in the UK. Cirkle partners with purpose driven multi-brand owners and leaders to build trusted relationships. They provide services for brand communications, social media, content creation, and more.
buyer parent: Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
buyer: Huntsworth PLC (LSE:HNT:$342.69)
UK-based Huntsworth is an international healthcare and communications group. The Group's principal areas of focus are marketing, medical, and immersive communications services to healthcare clients, which are primarily large and mid-size pharmaceutical and biotech companies. "
target: Cirkle
Cirkle is an award winning creative PR agency in the UK. Cirkle partners with purpose driven multi-brand owners and leaders to build trusted relationships that deliver strategic and business difference. They provide services for brand communications, social media, content creation, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Contentellect Limited, acquired Tasket

synopsis: Top-rated SEO content provider, Contentellect expands horizons and merges with Tasket to broaden their service offering. Tasket is a specialized virtual assistant service provider that was started in March 2020 by Contentellect’s founder and CEO, Mark Whitman. Tasket’s main service offering is bespoke link building and digital PR.
buyer: Contentellect Limited
Based in Guernsey, Contentellect is a no nonsense content marketing agency. At Contentellect they avoid lofty and unrealistic promises, and instead focus on the foundational elements of winning websites: Quality Content & Powerful Links. "
target: Tasket
Tasket is a specialized virtual assistant service provider that was started in March 2020 by Contentellect’s founder and CEO, Mark Whitman. Tasket’s main service offering is bespoke link building and digital PR, delivered by experienced virtual assistants.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Karol Marketing, acquired Fusion PR Creative

synopsis: Karol Marketing, an award-winning PR, marketing, design and digital agency in the UK, has acquired Fusion PR Creative, a full service public relations and creative design agency in the UK. Fusion PR offers services for media relations, community relations, social media, content creation, and more.
buyer: Karol Marketing
Karol Marketing is an award-winning PR, marketing, design and digital agency in the UK. Karol develops bespoke campaigns that add value to their client's business and deliver results. They specialize in media relations, social media management, PR, content creation, influencer marketing, and more. "
target: Fusion PR Creative
Fusion PR Creative is a full service public relations and creative design agency in the UK. Fusion PR aims to build long-term relationships that bring real value to their clients and partners. They offer services for media relations, community relations, social media, content creation, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 3/28/2022 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, has acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG) from Equistone Partners Europe. A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services an
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$353.32)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services and smart, intuitive tech.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

BPE Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH, acquired MSM.digital

synopsis: BPE, a German investment company, has acquired a majority stake in MSM.digital, a digital agency in Germany. MSM.digital helps businesses to grow their brands, reach their target audiences, and drive more sales. They offer services for PR, social media, experiential marketing, influencer marketing, content creation, and more.
buyer: BPE Unternehmensbeteiligungen GmbH
BPE is a German investment company that specializes in management buy-outs and management buy-ins. BPE is focused on supporting medium-sized businesses. The company aims to help create new medium-sized businesses and turn managers into entrepreneurs. "
target: MSM.digital
MSM.digital is a digital agency in Germany. MSM.digital helps businesses to grow their brands, reach their target audiences, and drive more sales. They offer services for PR, social media, experiential marketing, influencer marketing, content creation, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2022 via BusinessWire

Business Warrior, acquired Helix House Advertising

synopsis: Business Warrior Corp., an open source technology company that helps small businesses to enhance their brand, has acquired Helix House, an award-winning advertising agency. Helix House specializes in creating customized, ROI-driven, growth-focused advertising solutions. They provide services for SEO, social media, content marketing, and more.
buyer: Business Warrior (OTCPK:BZWR:$0.39)
Business Warrior is an open source technology company that helps small businesses to enhance their brand. Business Warrior provides a data driven marketing solution that collects multiple data points to provide a holistic view of a business's online reputation, listings, search results and more. "
target: Helix House Advertising
Helix House is an award-winning advertising agency. Helix House specializes in creating customized, ROI-driven, growth-focused advertising solutions for businesses across the globe. They provide services for SEO, social media, content marketing, PPC advertising, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.25
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/23/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Media Carry, acquired VVILL

synopsis: Media Carry, a full-service Shopify plus agency in the UK, has acquired VVILL, a leading social media advertising agency. VVILL helps brands to grown their audiences and drive results. They specialize in Instagram campaigns, and digital commerce media buying for enterprise clients. They also offer influencer marketing services.
buyer: Media Carry
Media Carry is a full-service Shopify plus agency in the UK. Media Carry works with ambitious brands to leverage their growth potential and build long-term success. They offer services for web design and development, SEO, Shopify integration, and more. "
target: VVILL
VVILL is a leading social media advertising agency. VVILL helps brands to grown their audiences and drive results. They specialize in Instagram campaigns, and digital commerce media buying for enterprise clients. They also offer influencer marketing services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

K3 Capital Group plc, acquired JE Consulting

synopsis: K3 Capital Group, a British multi-disciplinary professional services firm, has acquired JE Consulting, a full service marketing agency based in the UK that specializes in helping SMEs. JE Consulting provides a complete range of marketing solutions, including social media management, SEO, web design, graphic design, direct marketing, PR, and more.
buyer: K3 Capital Group plc
K3 Capital Group is a multi-disciplinary professional services firm providing advisory services to SMEs throughout the UK and overseas. They help clients with the presentation of their businesses for sale to market, sourcing potential acquirers, and project management of transactions to completion. "
target: JE Consulting
JE Consulting is a full service marketing agency based in the UK that specializes in helping small and medium-sized businesses. JE Consulting provides a complete range of marketing solutions, including social media management, SEO, web design, graphic design, direct marketing, PR, and more.
price ($mm)
$3.09
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.4x
announced 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Next 15, will acquire Engine Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, will acquire Engine Group, a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$497.59)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Engine Group Ltd
Engine is a global media and marketing services company. Engine helps organizations to outperform in the present and win in the future. The group offers a vast range of marketing solutions, from insights and content to distribution and technology.
price ($mm)
$104
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2022 via Company Press Release

NFR Communications, acquired Cooks Bay Marketing

synopsis: NFR Communications, a creative hub offering strategic communications, marketing, and project management expertise, has acquired Cooks Bay Marketing, a creative services and marketing firm. Cooks Bay Marketing offers services for web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and more.
buyer: NFR Communications
NFR Communications is a creative hub offering strategic communications, marketing, and project management expertise. NFR provides communication services that are designed to help banks and financial institutions succeed. They provide solutions for brand awareness, digital marketing, and more. "
target: Cooks Bay Marketing
Cooks Bay Marketing is a creative services and marketing firm. Cooks Bay Marketing works with large and small organizations to craft their brand into an experience and connect them to their audience. They offer services for web design, SEO, social media, PR, branding, and more.
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closed 2/24/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Intelligent Relations, acquired Net Positive Agency, LLC

synopsis: Intelligent Relations announces the acquisition of specialist PR and SEO agency the Net Positive Agency for a mix of cash and equity. Net Positive Agency was founded in 2016 and helps startups and growing businesses to position their brand and grow online.
buyer: Intelligent Relations
Intelligent Relations, a startup founded in 2020, offers a turnkey approach to traditional PR by leveraging deep AI analysis, powered by a talented team of PR professionals who help customers build a broader and more direct set of media relationships. "
target: Net Positive Agency, LLC
Net Positive Agency was founded in 2016 and helps startups and growing businesses to position their brand and grow online. Net Positive specializes in accelerating online success, utilizing a team of highly experienced PR and SEO experts who curate and execute bespoke digital strategies.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Engine Group (Australia), acquired Engine Group (Australia)

synopsis: Tim Weger, a managing director of Engine Group, has acquired the company from Brent Jarvis, the company's founder. Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR.
buyer: Engine Group (Australia)
Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR. "
target: Engine Group (Australia)
Engine Group is a creative communications agency in Australia. Engine executes beautiful campaigns that resonates and connects with people. They create positive change through advertising, design, digital marketing and PR.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/10/2022 via PR Newswire

Making Science Group, S.A., acquired Tre Kronor Media

synopsis: Making Science Group S.A., a technology and digital marketing consultancy based in Spain, has acquired a 70% stake in Tre Kronor Media, a full service marketing company in Sweden. Tre Kronor Media helps brands to get the maximum value from their media campaigns. They specialize in SEM, programmatic, social advertising, and influencer marketing.
buyer: Making Science Group, S.A. (BME:MAKS:$66.54)
Based in Spain, Making Science is a technology and digital marketing consultancy specializing in e-commerce and digital transformation. Its business model responds to the growing need for companies to digitize their entire value chain, particularly in the area of marketing. "
target: Tre Kronor Media (OTCPK:UCPA:$55.53)
Tre Kronor Media is a full service marketing and advertising company in Sweden. Tre Kronor Media helps brands to get the maximum value from their media campaigns. They specialize in SEM, programmatic, social advertising, native advertising and influencer marketing.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/9/2022 via PR Newswire

360PR+, acquired Cindy Riccio Communications

synopsis: 360PR+, a leading independent integrated communications agency, has acquired Cindy Riccio Communications (CRC), a PR and digital marketing agency. CRC builds brands and identifies newsworthy ways for their clients to exceed their goals. They offer services for PR, SEO, content marketing, influencer marketing, social media, and more.
buyer: 360PR+
360PR+ is a leading independent integrated communications agency. 360PR+ creates bold, headline-making, conversation-driving campaigns for some of the most trusted global brands. They provide services for PR, influencer marketing, social media, content creation, events and more. "
target: Cindy Riccio Communications
Cindy Riccio Communications (CRC) is a PR and digital marketing agency. CRC builds brands and identifies newsworthy ways for their clients to exceed their goals and captivate audiences. They offer services for PR, SEO, content marketing, influencer marketing, social media, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/27/2022 via BusinessWire

Capitala Finance Corporation, acquired Overdrive Interactive, LLC

synopsis: Capitala Group, a leading asset management firm, has acquired Overdrive Interactive, an award-winning digital marketing agency. Overdrive delivers customized brand-building marketing programs that yield measurable insights to its customers. They offer services for lead generation, SEO, media planning, social media, content creation, and more.
buyer: Capitala Finance Corporation (CPTA:$47.11)
Capitala Group is a $3 billion asset management firm that provides capital to lower middle-market companies throughout North America. Capitala has invested in over 150 companies and partners with strong management teams to generate value and superior risk-adjusted returns for its investors. "
target: Overdrive Interactive, LLC
Overdrive Interactive is an award-winning digital marketing agency. Overdrive delivers customized brand-building marketing programs that yield measurable insights to its customers. They offer services for lead generation, SEO, media planning, social media, content creation, and more.
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