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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:$368.82)
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
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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
EV / rev
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 9/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cloudera, Inc, acquired Fast Forward Labs

synopsis: Cloudera, the big data and analytics company that runs on a hybrid combination of open source and proprietary software, has acquired Fast Forward Labs. Fast Forward Labs helps organizations innovate with data science and machine learning. Their research keeps businesses up to date on the latest trends in applied artificial intelligence.
buyer: Cloudera, Inc (CLDR:$883.08)
Cloudera delivers the modern platform for data management and analytics. They provide the fastest, easiest, and most secure Apache Hadoop platform to help solve business problems with data. They empower their clients to use advanced analytics to drive business decisions quickly and flexibly. "
target: Fast Forward Labs
Fast Forward Labs helps organizations innovate with data science and machine learning. Their research keeps businesses up to date on the latest trends in applied artificial intelligence, showing them the practical applications of recently possible technologies.
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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
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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 1/15/2020 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)
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$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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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)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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
closed 6/9/2021 via PR Web

Mainspire merged with The Enablement Group,

synopsis: The Enablement Group (TEG), a sales enablement content agency and consultancy, and Mainspire Marketing, a global full-service marketing agency, have merged operations under the name “The Enablement Group” to better serve the needs of corporate sales, marketing, and HR teams.
buyer: The Enablement Group
The Enablement Group (TEG) is a marketing and sales enablement content agency that delivers experiences fostering greater engagement and message retention, ultimately driving revenue and performance improvement. "
target: Mainspire
Mainspire is a full-service global consulting and marketing agency focused on the most innovative technologies driving the future. Mainspire develops and implements solid business marketing strategies that help companies grow and improve the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Definition, will acquire TopLine Communications

synopsis: Definition has acquired TopLine Communications, a specialist in digital PR and SEO for b2b clients in fintech, tech, engineering and education. The deal includes independent video production company TopLine Film.
buyer: Definition
UK-based Definition is a multi-award-winning agency combining over 25 years’ strategic public relations, digital media, content production, and marketing expertise to create a new force in national and international reputation management. "
target: TopLine Communications
TopLine Communications, based in London, is a digital PR and SEO agency that helps companies grow. They work for tech, fintech, science and engineering companies to help them build their reputations, attract more online traffic and generate leads.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/2/2021 via Company Press Release

+OneX, acquired DataCore Media

synopsis: +OneX, a new-age solutions and systems integrator based in South Africa, has acquired Johannesburg-based DataCore Media, a digital media and data consultancy. The acquisition of DataCore Media adds online marketing capabilities to +OneX's suite of business transformation solutions and services.
buyer parent: Reunert Ltd.
buyer: +OneX
+OneX is a new-age Information Communication Technologies (ICT) business based in South Africa. The company's offerings include digital consulting, cloud migration and managed services, data services, security services, IT-as-a-Service, enterprise service management, and more. "
target: DataCore Media
DataCore Media is a digital media and data consultancy based in South Africa. Its core service offering includes digital media strategy, buying & planning across all digital, social media, and mobile platforms, as well as the implementation of technology to effectively track and optimise campaigns.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Matrix Group, acquired SoulProviders Collective

synopsis: The Matrix Communications Group (Matrix Group), an integrated marketing & communications holding company in South Africa, has acquired SoulProviders Collective (SPC), a creative agency in South Africa. SPC offers services for digital strategy, content marketing, social media, digital PR and more.
buyer: Matrix Group
Matrix Group is an integrated marketing & communications holding company in South Africa. Matrix Group invests in local marketing entrepreneurs across Africa, who are experts in their fields, supporting them in an enabling energising collaborative environment. "
target: SoulProviders Collective
SoulProviders Collective (SPC) is a creative agency in South Africa. SPC specializes in the ever-evolving digital landscape and helps brands and organizations to stay relevant. Their core offerings include digital strategy, content marketing, social media, digital PR and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/2/2021 via Company Press Release

Sunwest Communications, acquired Shiroma Southwest

synopsis: Sunwest Communications, a global communications firm, has acquired Shiroma Southwest, a full-service communications, PR and integrated marketing agency. Shiroma employs the best strategies to give their clients the right kind of exposure the right way. They offer services for social media, brand development, influencer relations, and more.
buyer parent: Crayton Webb
buyer: Sunwest Communications
Sunwest Communications is a global strategic communications, marketing and public relations firm. Sunwest helps companies and brands build trust, amplify their voice, increase visibility and encourage action by masterfully telling their story through media, strategic public relations, and marketing."
target: Shiroma Southwest
Shiroma Southwest is a full-service communications, PR and integrated marketing agency. Shiroma Southwest employs the best strategies to give their clients the right kind of exposure the right way. They offer services for social media, brand development, influencer relations, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Riester Corporation, acquired Moses Inc.

synopsis: RIESTER, a full-service digital marketing and advertising company, has acquired Moses Inc., a full-service creative and marketing services agency. Moses produces effective marketing campaigns that deliver outstanding results to their clients. They offer services for branding, creative, digital, social media, public relations, and more.
buyer: Riester Corporation
RIESTER is a full-service digital marketing, advertising and public relations firm providing a complete range of integrated services in brand planning, web and mobile marketing, advertising, media planning and buying, social media and public relations. "
target: Moses Inc.
Moses is a full-service creative and marketing services agency. Moses produces effective marketing campaigns that deliver outstanding results to their clients. They offer services for branding, creative, digital, social media, public relations, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Publicis Groupe SA, acquired Taylor Herring

synopsis: Taylor Herring, now joins Publicis’ UK Influence Practice, alongside the larger PR network MSL and ESG specialist Salter Baxter. Taylor Herring is an award-winning, PR, Social Media and Influencer creative agency that delivers solid business outcomes for its consumer brands through smart thinking, creativity and innovation.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$13,011.70)
Publicis Groupe is a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, driven through the alchemy of creativity and technology. Publicis Groupe offers its clients seamless access to its tools and expertise through modular offering. "
target: Taylor Herring
UK-based, Taylor Herring is an award-winning, PR, Social Media and Influencer creative agency that delivers solid business outcomes for its consumer brands through smart thinking, creativity and innovation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/14/2021 via BusinessWire

SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC, acquired Strategic Fuse

synopsis: SproutLoud, a leader in Distributed Marketing software solutions, announced that it has acquired Strategic Fuse, a Chicago-based trade fund management agency. Strategic Fuse started years ago as a co-op monitoring company has now blossomed into a multi-faceted marketing operation that can meet the challenges of the marketing world.
buyer: SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC
SproutLoud is a leading SaaS-based Through Channel Marketing Automation platform, designed to increase brand sales through partners in local markets. SproutLoud gives brands unparalleled visibility on ROI for individual tactics, campaigns, partner engagement and platform usage. "
target: Strategic Fuse
The people at Strategic Fuse have been honing their ability to make trade fund management smooth and informative for all parties. What started years ago as a co-op monitoring company has now blossomed into a multi-faceted marketing operation that can meet the challenges of the marketing world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2021 via PR Newswire

Hawke Media, acquired MediaBuyers LLC

synopsis: Hawke Media, an award-winning marketing consultancy, has acquired MediaBuyers LLC, an offline media planning and buying agency. MediaBuyers delivers precise targeting across all offline channels. The agency has access to the best existing rates for print, broadcast, and out-of-home advertising through a network of more than 2,000 media outlets.
buyer: Hawke Media
Hawke Media is an award-winning marketing consultancy based in Los Angeles, California. It offers custom, data-driven marketing strategies to businesses of all sizes, offering its services on a month-to-month, a la carte basis. "
target: MediaBuyers LLC
MediaBuyers LLC is an offline media planning and buying agency. MediaBuyers delivers precise targeting across all offline channels. The agency has access to the best existing rates for print, broadcast, and out-of-home advertising through an established network of more than 2,000 media outlets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Beattie Communications Group Ltd., acquired Beattie Communications Group Ltd.

synopsis: Beattie Communications' CEO, Laurna Woods, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They provide inspired communications and marketing services to some of the world's largest companies.
buyer: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI. "
target: Beattie Communications Group Ltd.
Beattie is the UK’s No 1 integrated communications agency, competing with digital, social, creative, advertising and PR shops. They de-stress the lives of clients by demystifying communications to make it simple, deciphering strategy to make it transformational and debunking delivery to boost ROI.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Kreps PR & Marketing merged with BrandStar,

synopsis: Kreps PR & Marketing has merged with BrandStar, an integrated production and marketing agency. Kreps PR is a full-service public relations firm. Kreps PR offers public relations, social media, marketing, event and activation, and crisis management services to clients in multiple industries.
buyer: BrandStar
BrandStar is an integrated production and marketing agency. BrandStar combines creative storytelling, marketing strategy, results-driven media, technology innovation, and television production to help brands grow. They offer services for branded entertainment, marketing, production, and more. "
target: Kreps PR & Marketing
Kreps PR & Marketing is a full-service public relations firm. Kreps PR offers public relations, social media, marketing, event and activation, and crisis management services to clients in multiple industries. They deliver measurable communications programs that build brand value.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2021 via BNC Analysis

Mortierbrigade merged with Onlyhumans,

synopsis: Mortierbrigade has merged with Onlyhumans, a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
buyer parent: Vectis Private Equity
buyer: Onlyhumans
Onlyhumans is a creative branding and communications agency in Belgium. Onlyhumans helps brands and organisations to create a more human and relatable identity. They offer services for branding, creative campaigns, content marketing, SEO, social media marketing, and more. "
target: Mortierbrigade
Mortierbrigade is an independent creative agency in Belgium. Mortierbrigade brings brands to life through creative and impactful campaigns. The agency has expertise in brand strategy, digital design, multichannel campaigns, social strategy, and influencer & PR management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2021 via PR Web

Power Digital Marketing, acquired Social Method, Inc.

synopsis: Power Digital has acquired Social Method, one of the fastest-growing data-driven digital media buying and creative companies in the country. Combining Social Method’s paid social expertise and creativity with Power Digital’s multi-channel digital approach will offer clients an ideal, single solution to their growth marketing needs.
buyer parent: Periscope Equity
buyer: Power Digital Marketing
Power Digital is a leading, data-driven performance marketing agency. As a full-service agency, the company offers services including: SEO, Content Marketing, Paid Media, Social Media Marketing, PR, Influencer, Email, Conversion Rate Optimization, Amazon Marketing and Web Development. "
target: Social Method, Inc.
Social Method is a media buying and creative agency specializing in performance-based Facebook and Instagram advertising and creative services. Social Method analyzes ad data and produces innovative creative content engineered to drive a high return on ad spend.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Moacon Ventures GmbH, acquired Devexgo GmbH

synopsis: Moacon Ventures GmbH, a German investment company, has acquired DEVEXGO GmbH, a German marketing company. With the acquisition, DEVEXGO will begin offering its customers an all-round carefree package in order to reach different target groups from the B2B and B2C environment with different media.
buyer: Moacon Ventures GmbH
Moacon Ventures GmbH is a German investment company comprised of online and offline start-ups from the consumer and marketing sectors. Moacon supports its portfolio companies at every point in their journey, from the idea to long-term market success. "
target: Devexgo GmbH
DEVEXGO is a German marketing company that specializes in cooperation marketing. DEVEXGO offers high-quality couponing in parcel or media supplements, Point-of-Sale and special postal advertising formats, and individual display campaigns on all known platforms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2020 via Company Press Release

LLYC, acquired Factor C Comunicaciones

synopsis: LLYC announced its purchase of a 90% stake in Factor C Comunicaciones in Chile. With this operation, it will double its size in the Chilean market where it has been operating via an in-house team since 2014. The services brought by Factor C to the market include strategic communications, public affairs, crisis management, and more.
buyer: LLYC
Llorente & Cuenca (LLYC) is the leading communications, reputation management and public affairs consultancy firm with a presence in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has twenty three partners and more than 480 professionals. It currently operates in 13 countries through 16 offices. "
target: Factor C Comunicaciones
Set up in 2008, Factor C Comunicaciones is a strategy and public affairs communications agency focused on providing its commercial, corporate and institutional clients with a broad range of consultancy solutions capable of helping them enhance their leadership and reputation.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA

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Matching Companies
Ticker: TSE:3905
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Datasection Inc.
Datasection Inc.
Datasection Inc. is a Japanese company that provides marketing research, data provision and processing, and image analysis services. They offer analysis tools and research services for social media to help businesses mitigate social media risks such as rumors and accelerate their marketing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.63
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
66
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Ticker: IT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gartner, Inc.
Gartner, Inc.
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. The company delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions. Gartner is a valuable partner to clients in approximately 10,000 distinct enterprises worldwide.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,051.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$590.74
EBIT ($mm)
$377.51
Net Income ($mm)
$219.97
Employees
15173
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Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:FBSE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase Inc.
Fastbase is a web and database analytics company that offers a growing suite of tools to support B2B marketing and sales. The Fastbase platform gathers and displays detailed information on website visitors, including the name of the company and the contact information of company employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Employees
0
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Ticker: SGMZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SunGame Corporation
SunGame Corporation
SunGame Corporation is a Social Gaming and Social Media provider. Its offering includes Customized Social Games, Virtual Worlds, Virtual eWallets, Cross Platform solutions and Social Network Branding.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$0.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.11)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1
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Ticker: ASX:APX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Appen
Appen
Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Appen partners with technology, automotive and eCommerce companies to help them develop and use products that rely on natural languages and machine learning.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$258.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.91
EBIT ($mm)
$44.23
Net Income ($mm)
$29.56
Employees
513
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Ticker: ASX:FLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer Ltd
Freelancer.com is the world's largest freelancing, outsourcing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects. Through their marketplace, employers can hire freelancers to do work in areas such as software development, writing, data entry and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$35.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.03)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
390
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Ticker: BIT:DIG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital360
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$30.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.12
EBIT ($mm)
$2.00
Net Income ($mm)
$0.50
Employees
146
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Ticker: AIM:YOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YouGov plc
YouGov plc
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$215.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.09
EBIT ($mm)
$27.46
Net Income ($mm)
$11.36
Employees
1146
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Ticker: OMC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, public relations and other specialty communications services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$13,171.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,956.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$945.40
Employees
64100
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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: SWX:DKSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH Holding Ltd.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. They help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets. They offer services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$11,600.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$282.63
EBIT ($mm)
$240.86
Net Income ($mm)
$232.55
Employees
32996
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Ticker: TSE:4324
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc.
Dentsu Inc. has a diverse client portfolio and enjoys solid buying power in all major mass media formats. Dentsu handles the advertising campaigns of many blue-chip companies, and major global clients have chosen the Company to act as a partner in the Japanese market.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,737.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,481.52
EBIT ($mm)
$645.53
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
66400
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$8,319.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,276.60
EBIT ($mm)
$996.30
Net Income ($mm)
$453.60
Employees
54300
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,750.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.43
EBIT ($mm)
$170.64
Net Income ($mm)
$116.35
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,790.78
EBITDA ($mm)
$296.61
EBIT ($mm)
$224.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.81
Employees
6123
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,252.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.16
EBIT ($mm)
$98.26
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5647
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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: 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
2021
rev ($mm)
$444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.65
EBIT ($mm)
$18.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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