Like Dean Media Group

announced 3/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Dean Media Group will be merged with Fusion92,

synopsis: Fusion92, a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries, and Dean Media, a company comprised of digital marketing experts with deep expertise in the financial vertical, announced the signing of a definitive agreement in which the two agencies will merge.
buyer: Fusion92
Fusion92 is a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries including financial, CPG, telecommunications and automotive. Fusion92 partners with its clients on marketing, media, creative services, innovation, and consumer engagement. "
target: Dean Media Group
Dean Media is comprised of passionate digital marketing experts with deep expertise in the financial vertical. Dean Media is an industry pioneer when it comes to data-driven marketing and programmatic media strategy, technology and execution.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

RockBridge Growth Equity, acquired White Glove Workshops

synopsis: Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC, a Detroit-based private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in White Glove, a marketing company that makes it easy for financial advisors and other service professionals to be successful. White Glove provides services for seminar marketing and social media.
buyer: RockBridge Growth Equity
Rockbridge Growth Equity is a Detroit-based private equity firm that helps exceptional companies accelerate growth and build long-term value for its stakeholders. The firm invests in the financial and business services, consumer-direct marketing, and sports, media & entertainment industries. "
target: White Glove Workshops
White Glove is a marketing company that makes it easy for financial advisors and other service professionals to be successful. White Glove provides services for seminar marketing and social media. White Glove utilizes digital marketing to bring the right attendees to each seminar.
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closed 9/20/2017 via Company Press Release

Raisin GmbH, acquired PBF Solutions

synopsis: Raisin GmbH, the leading European deposit marketplace, has acquired Manchester-based financial technology specialist PBF Solutions. PBF Solutions helps financial services product providers to acquire and on-board new customers through their optimised customer on-boarding technology platform and proven online marketing techniques.
buyer: Raisin GmbH
Raisin is the leading pan-European deposit marketplace connecting retail customers with banks looking to expand or diversify their deposit reach. They are available in English across Europe and operate country-dedicated platforms in Germany, France, Spain, and Austria. "
target: PBF Solutions
PBF Solutions helps financial services product providers to acquire and on-board new customers and raise savings and investment deposits. They do this through their optimised customer on-boarding technology platform together with proven online marketing techniques.
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closed 3/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting, acquired BizActions

synopsis: The Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has acquired BizActions, expanding the company’s marketing services. BizActions is one of the largest digital newsletter and Web marketing providers for accounting firms in North America.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting
Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting is the leading provider of technology and information solutions, as well as integrated tax compliance software and services to accounting, tax and corporate finance professionals in accounting firms, corporations, law firms and government. "
target: BizActions
BizActions provides professional service firms with customized, content-rich email newsletters and a host of other helpful SaaS applications to improve communication efforts with clients, prospects, partners, and team members.
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closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Data Action, acquired Fusion Digital Pty Ltd

synopsis: Banking technology firm Data Action (DA) is building upon its close relationship with digital agency FUSION, announcing the acquisition of a significant shareholding in the digital agency.
buyer: Data Action
Data Action is a specialist software and services provider to the financial services industry. With an API-driven core banking platform securely hosted and offered, "as-a-service" in a private cloud, its solutions can scale with clients’ needs, offering flexibility alongside market-leading features."
target parent: WPP Group, plc
target: Fusion Digital Pty Ltd
FUSION is a pioneering digital agency with a specialisation in financial services and adjacent industries. The agency’s service offer includes digital strategy, design sprints, UX design and testing, data led growth marketing, in-house digital-build capabilities across web, mobile & voice and more.
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closed 2/8/2016 via PR Newswire

Evolutionize merged with 10X Studios,

synopsis: Evolutionize, a company that helps financial advisors grow their firms by providing high-impact, integrated marketing solutions, has merged with 10X Studios, one of the leading content marketing firms in Chicago.
buyer: 10X Studios
10X Studios is one of the leading content marketing firms in Chicago. They increase a company's ability to engage customers, collect leads and increase revenue. "
target: Evolutionize
Evolutionize helps financial advisors grow their firms by providing high-impact, integrated marketing solutions. Evolutionize is one of the leading practice marketing firms in the US specializing in marketing services for independent advisor firms.
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closed 9/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Communisis plc, acquired Editions Financial

synopsis: Marketing specialist Communisis has bought Editions Financial, in a move that will boost its market-leading position in the financial services sector. Editions Financial is the UK’s leading content marketing agency for banks and other financial firms.
buyer: Communisis plc (GB:CMS:$501.10)
Communisis is in the business of marketing services. They optimise marketing activities by adding value to customer and prospect communications, online and offline. They work with clients on the planning, creation and delivery of marketing communications. "
target: Editions Financial
Editions Publishing, which trades as Editions Financial is UK's only content marketing agency dedicated to finance and business. Editions Financial has successfully delivered over 2000 projects. They have created and implemented global content strategies for some of the world's largest brands.
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closed 12/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Deluxe Corporation, acquired FMCG Direct

synopsis: Deluxe Corporation announced that it has acquired First Manhattan Consulting Group (FMCG Direct). FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
buyer: Deluxe Corporation (DLX:$1,969.70)
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design. "
target: FMCG Direct
FMCG Direct, based in New York City, is an industry leader in marketing analytics and insights, providing clients with deep financial services expertise and proprietary research, along with marketing campaign design and execution.
price ($mm)
$200
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$83
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closed 5/28/2014 via Company Press Release

PixelSpoke, acquired Creative Brand Communications

synopsis: Financial Brand Strategy consultants Creative Brand Communications (CBC) has merged with web development and digital marketing agency, PixelSpoke. Creative Brand Communications is the leading digital brand engagement consultancy for the financial services industry.
buyer: PixelSpoke
PixelSpoke combines artistic ability with a metric-based approach to website development. This winning formula of designing visually appealing websites, and using web analytics to improve design performance, helps them generate results for their clients and establish long-lasting relationships. "
target: Creative Brand Communications
Creative Brand Communications is the leading digital brand engagement consultancy for the financial services industry. They help entrepreneurial banks and credit unions stop being commodities through a Digital First strategy that creates a consistent online experiences for their customers.
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closed 3/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., acquired Banno, LLC

synopsis: Jack Henry Associates, Inc., a leading provider of technology solutions and payment processing services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Banno, an Iowa-based company that provides data-enriched Web and transaction marketing services with a focus on the mobile medium as its principal means of delivery.
buyer: Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (JKHY:$1,603.24)
Jack Henry & Associates is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions are marketed and supported through three primary brands: Jack Henry Banking, Symitar and ProfitStars. "
target: Banno, LLC
Banno (formerly T8 Webware) discovers insights for financial institutions by harvesting behavior-driven banking data from Banno.com-powered websites, mobile banking, account aggregation, and enriched transactions which provide institutions with segmented customer analysis.
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closed 4/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Vemm LLC

synopsis: QuinStreet, the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of Vemm LLC, an online lead generation company. Vemm has built a proprietary technology to source and evaluate leads and traffic, and has grown to serve some of the key players in auto, life and health insurance, as well as other personal finance markets.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$444.71)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: Vemm LLC
VEMM is a Lead Generation and Performance Marketing company targeting Brazil. Vemm has built a proprietary technology to source and evaluate leads and traffic, and has grown rapidly to serve some of the key players in auto, life and health insurance, as well as other personal finance markets.
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closed 11/5/2018 via Company Press Release

Insurance Technologies Corporation, acquired AccuAgency

synopsis: Insurance Technologies Corporation, a provider of websites, marketing, rating and management software and services, announced it has acquired AccuAgency, an insurance technology provider in the southeastern United States.  AccuAgency offers an auto insurance comparative rating system, an agency management system and a website platform.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: Insurance Technologies Corporation
The Insurance Technologies Corporation (“ITC”), based in Carrollton, TX, provides a national comparative rating network, agency management software, websites and agency marketing software to the insurance industry. "
target: AccuAgency
AccuAgency's product offerings include AccuAuto, its auto insurance comparative rating system; AccuAgency, its agency management system; and AgencyThrive, its website platform.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BusinessWire

Marquis Software Solutions, Inc., acquired DocuMatix, LLC

synopsis: Marquis, a leading provider of marketing analytics software and professional services for mid-tier banks and credit unions, has acquired DocuMatix, a trusted provider of email marketing solutions used by over 350 credit unions and banks.
buyer parent: Falfurrias Capital
buyer: Marquis Software Solutions, Inc.
MARQUIS is a Plano, Texas-based company that is focused on getting results for over 400 financial institutions nationwide. MARQUIS sets its clients apart from their competition by providing expertise in data analytics, MCIF, CRM, strategic consulting, profitability and direct marketing. "
target: DocuMatix, LLC
At DocuMatix, they simplify communications for credit unions and other financial institutions. DocuMatix is a trusted provider of email marketing solutions used by over 350 credit unions and banks.
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closed 6/14/2013 via PR Web

TRIBUS, acquired SquaredR Consulting, Inc.

synopsis: TRIBUS announced that it will acquire SquaredR Consulting, Inc., a leading provider of content and search marketing solutions in the real estate and mortgage industry. As a result of the acquisition, TRIBUS has established a new Chicago office, in addition to their offices in Orange County, CA, and will further expand their coast-to-coast presence.
buyer: TRIBUS
TRIBUS is a leading pioneer in changing the face of online real estate tools and systems that focus on increased productivity and efficiency both for real estate agents and brokerages. "
target: SquaredR Consulting, Inc.
SquaredR is a leading content marketing solutions provider that has assisted real estate and mortgage professionals across the United States in maximizing their online presence through custom content, on and off-page search engine optimization strategies, email marketing, and public relations.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Found Me Online merged with SEO Houston Pros,

synopsis: Found Me Online has merged with SEO Houston Pros, the #1 search engine optimization (SEO) agency in Houston, TX. Found Me Online is a full-service digital marketing company that primarily serves the mortgage and real estate industry in the Houston area. They provide top SEO strategies that put their clients on top of the search engine result page.
buyer: SEO Houston Pros
SEO Houston Pros is the #1 search engine optimization (SEO) agency in Houston, TX. SEO Houston Pros offers SEO, reputation management, web design, and social media marketing services. SEO Houston Pros leverage's a business's existing website to drive massive amount of leads to the business. "
target: Found Me Online
Found Me Online is a full-service digital marketing company with a focus on results. Found Me Online primarily serves the mortgage and real estate industry in the Houston area. They provide top search engine optimization strategies that put their clients on top of the search engine result page.
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closed 2/26/2014 via PR Newswire

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., acquired Emerald Connect, Inc.

synopsis: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., the leading technology-driven solutions provider for financial services firms globally, announced it has acquired Emerald Connect, LLC, a leading provider of websites and related communications solutions for financial advisors.
buyer: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (BR:$4,338.00)
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge provides investor communications, securities processing and operations outsourcing solutions. "
target: Emerald Connect, Inc.
Emerald Connect has been the premier provider of solutions-based marketing and technology tools for the financial services industry. Emerald's product lines include mobile-responsive, content-rich websites, client newsletters, topic-specific seminars, social media content, and more.
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closed 6/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

IRESS Market Technology Limited, acquired Innergi Pty Ltd

synopsis: IRESS has agreed to acquire personal finance content provider, Innergi, an established Australian-based business that enables financial advice practices and superannuation funds to better engage with their clients and members with timely and relevant content and digital delivery platform.
buyer: IRESS Market Technology Limited (ASX:IRE:$324.32)
IRESS is a principal supplier of sophisticated share market and wealth management systems in Australia, Asia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. Innovative and extensive, IRESS solutions deliver streamlined data and workflow to financial markets and wealth management professionals. "
target: Innergi Pty Ltd
Innergi is an established Australian-based business that enables financial advice practices and superannuation funds to better engage with their clients and members with timely and relevant content and digital delivery platform.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Cegment, Inc.

synopsis: CampusLogic announces the acquisition of Cegment’s Net Price Calculator (NPC) and Award Letter business. A pioneer in the NPC business, Cegment helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers financial aid with the first—and only—student engagement platform. Their cloud-based technology helps schools increase accessibility to education, reduce student borrowing, and drive down the cost of financial aid administration. "
target: Cegment, Inc.
Cegment works with colleges and universities to provide innovative solutions for enrollment and financial aid marketing. Cegment's Net Price Calculator helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
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closed 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rooster Punk Ltd, acquired Rooster Punk Ltd

synopsis: Rooster Punk, a London headquartered B2B advertising agency, has been been acquired by its management team in a management buyout transaction. Rooster Punk was established in 2012 and is specialised in providing creative content for technology and financial services brands to better interact with clients and customers.
buyer: Rooster Punk Ltd
Rooster Punk is an award-winning B2B marketing agency with a focus on tech and financial services. Based in London, Rooster Punk is a group of storytellers, creatives, strategists and technologists helping technology and financial services brands to become a positive force in people’s lives. "
target: Rooster Punk Ltd
Rooster Punk is an award-winning B2B marketing agency with a focus on tech and financial services. Based in London, Rooster Punk is a group of storytellers, creatives, strategists and technologists helping technology and financial services brands to become a positive force in people’s lives.
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closed 4/24/2014 via BusinessWire

Bliss Integrated Communication, acquired Bliss Integrated Communication

synopsis: Bliss Integrated Communication, a 40-year-old marketing communication agency specializing in professional services and the dynamic health and wealth sectors, is owned by three long-term employees: Elizabeth Sosnow, managing partner, Meg Wildrick, managing partner, and Cortney Stapleton, partner.
buyer: Bliss Integrated Communication
Bliss Integrated Communication is a new breed of marketing communication agency – focused yet integrated. Bliss serves clients in three core sectors: health care, financial services and professional services. "
target: Bliss Integrated Communication
Bliss Integrated Communication is a new breed of marketing communication agency – focused yet integrated. Bliss serves clients in three core sectors: health care, financial services and professional services.
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announced 3/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Dean Media Group will be merged with Fusion92,

synopsis: Fusion92, a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries, and Dean Media, a company comprised of digital marketing experts with deep expertise in the financial vertical, announced the signing of a definitive agreement in which the two agencies will merge.
buyer: Fusion92
Fusion92 is a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries including financial, CPG, telecommunications and automotive. Fusion92 partners with its clients on marketing, media, creative services, innovation, and consumer engagement. "
target: Dean Media Group
Dean Media is comprised of passionate digital marketing experts with deep expertise in the financial vertical. Dean Media is an industry pioneer when it comes to data-driven marketing and programmatic media strategy, technology and execution.
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closed 3/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Fusion92, acquired ADS Media Group

synopsis: Chicago's Fusion92 announced the acquisition of ADS Media Group. ADS Media Group is comprised of passionate marketing experts with deep expertise in direct-to-home delivery services. ADS Media Group has worked with clients across various verticals, including Cricket Wireless, 7-Eleven, Walmart, Verizon, General Mills, Gold's Gym and IKEA.
buyer: Fusion92
Fusion92 is a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries including financial, CPG, telecommunications and automotive. Fusion92 partners with its clients on marketing, media, creative services, innovation, and consumer engagement. "
target: ADS Media Group
ADS Media Group is comprised of marketing experts with deep expertise in direct-to-home delivery services. Blending data science, technology and feet on the street, ADS delivers millions of marketing messages to consumers a year in the form of Door Hangers, Sample Kits, Catalogues and Poly Bags.
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announced 3/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Dean Media Group will be merged with Fusion92,

synopsis: Fusion92, a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries, and Dean Media, a company comprised of digital marketing experts with deep expertise in the financial vertical, announced the signing of a definitive agreement in which the two agencies will merge.
buyer: Fusion92
Fusion92 is a marketing agency that focuses on helping growth-stage and Fortune 500 companies across a number of industries including financial, CPG, telecommunications and automotive. Fusion92 partners with its clients on marketing, media, creative services, innovation, and consumer engagement. "
target: Dean Media Group
Dean Media is comprised of passionate digital marketing experts with deep expertise in the financial vertical. Dean Media is an industry pioneer when it comes to data-driven marketing and programmatic media strategy, technology and execution.
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announced 8/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Legacy Acquisition Corp., will acquire Blue Impact

synopsis: Legacy Acquisition, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company, will acquire Blue Impact, a group that's composed of Vision 7, Canada’s marketing communications platform, We Are Social, UK’s creative agency, Fuseproject, a product design agency, Metta, China’s marketing agency, and Madhouse, China's paid media and performance platform.
buyer: Legacy Acquisition Corp. (LGC:$0.00)
Legacy is a publicly-traded Special Purpose Acquisition Company. It was formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more target businesses. "
target parent: BlueFocus Communication Group
target: Blue Impact
Blue Impact is a communication services group. It is composed of Vision 7, Canada’s marketing communications platform, We Are Social, UK’s creative agency, Fuseproject, a product design agency, Metta, China’s marketing agency, and Madhouse, Shanghai’s paid media and performance platform.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Briggs Advertising merged with CD&M Communications,

synopsis: Briggs Advertising in Bath has become part of Portland-based marketing agency CD&M Communications. Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need.
buyer: CD&M Communications
CD&M Communications are a strategic and creative agency that helps clients change the way consumers think about their brands. They specialize in Consumer Advertising, Business Communications, Social Marketing, Branding Strategy, TV, Radio, Print, Web Design, Planning and Buying, PR and more. "
target: Briggs Advertising
Briggs Advertising is an agency that designs websites, brochures, print, produces radio, TV, training videos, events, creates trade show booths, strategic marketing plans, and anything else their clients need. They are based in Maine.
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closed 8/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Chemistry, acquired Pinta USA LLC

synopsis: Chemistry, an independent full-service marketing communications agency, has acquired Pinta, a full-service agency which practices the art of cross-cultural marketing. With a focus on culture, Pinta's offerings include strategic planning, creative development, media buying, digital content, social media and public relations.
buyer: Chemistry
Chemistry is an independent full-service marketing communications agency with offices in Pittsburgh and Atlanta. The firm provides services in advertising, brand strategy, media, public relations, social, digital marketing, and web development. "
target: Pinta USA LLC
Pinta is a full-service agency which practices the art of cross-cultural marketing. With a focus on culture, their offerings include strategic planning, creative development, media buying, digital content, social media and public relations.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

ORB Limited, acquired Superdream Creative Limited

synopsis: Orb, a UK company comprised of brand builders, creatives, strategists, problem solvers, consultants, thought provokers and mediators, has acquired Superdream, an Australian-based full-service international marketing agency that offers brand transformation, advertising, public relations, events and social media services.
buyer: ORB Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Orb is a company comprised of brand builders, creatives, strategists, problem solvers, consultants, thought provokers and mediators. They build brands battle-hardened, customer-focused, ready to go and, most importantly, ready to succeed. "
target: Superdream Creative Limited
Headquartered in Australia, Superdream is a full-service international marketing agency. They offers brand transformation, advertising, public relations, events and social media services to brands that want to connect with their audience.
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closed 6/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Buffalo Agency, acquired Rawle Murdy Associates Inc.

synopsis: Buffalo Agency, a fully-integrated marketing firm that is focused on golf, has acquired Rawle Murdy, a full-service integrated communications firm. Rawle Murdy combines strategic thinking, digital, brand communications and social connections to help businesses thrive. Their services include advertising, digital marketing, social media, PR and more.
buyer: Buffalo Agency
Buffalo Agency is a fully-integrated marketing firm that serves companies and organizations connected to the golf, sport and lifestyle markets globally. Buffalo creates and shares stories that amplify all the positive experiences the world of golf has to offer. "
target: Rawle Murdy Associates Inc.
Rawle Murdy is a full-service integrated communications firm. Rawle Murdy combines strategic thinking, digital, brand communications, and social connections to help businesses thrive. Their services include advertising and marketing, digital marketing, social media, public relations, and more.
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closed 5/17/2019 via PE Hub

LDC Limited, acquired MSQ Partners Limited

synopsis: LDC has acquired MSQ Partners, a marketing agency. MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target parent: NVM Private Equity Limited
target: MSQ Partners Limited
MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands. The group employs more than 600 people across 15 offices in the UK, Asia and USA.
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announced 4/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Publicis Groupe SA, will acquire Epsilon

synopsis: Publicis Groupe, a global leader in marketing, communication, and digital transformation, is to acquire Epsilon, an all-encompassing global marketing innovator, from Alliance Data. Epsilson provides unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights and world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms.
buyer: Publicis Groupe SA (ENXTPA:PUB:$10,107.60)
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 parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
target: Epsilon
Epsilon is an all-encompassing global marketing innovator. They provide unrivaled data intelligence and customer insights, world-class technology including loyalty, email and CRM platforms and data-driven creative, activation and execution.
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Calise Partners, acquired Imaginuity

synopsis: Calise Partners, an integrated marketing agency, has acquired Imaginuity, the integrated agency that delivers transformative results for its clients. Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey.
buyer: Calise Partners
Calise Partners is an integrated marketing agency. The agency’s powerful AdScience™ Data Management Platform maintains a single source of truth for clients’ data, allowing for unparalleled optimization of the marketing programs that are most effective in generating new customers. "
target: Imaginuity
Imaginuity provides integrated marketing services throughout the entire customer journey, including: brand experience, advertising, traditional and digital media buying, paid and organic search, social media, web development, UX, AI, data analytics and database marketing services.
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closed 3/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Riester Corporation, acquired Santy Integrated, Inc.

synopsis: RIESTER, a full-service digital marketing, advertising and public relations firm, has acquired Santy Integrated Inc., an integrated marketing firm that serves as a dynamic force for emerging and challenger brands. Santy creates programs that ignite brand preference and lead to loyalty and top of mind awareness.
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: Santy Integrated, Inc.
Santy is an integrated marketing firm that serves as a dynamic force for emerging and challenger brands. Their efforts encourage an ongoing conversation with the customer that weaves the brand into their everyday lives by engaging them where they live, work, and play.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gravity Global, acquired JJ Marketing

synopsis: Gravity Global, a UK company that offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution, has acquired JJ Marketing, a UK company that works with its clients to deliver strong, results-focused solutions to their marketing and commercial objectives.
buyer parent: BrandingBusiness
buyer: Gravity Global
Headquartered in the UK, Gravity Global offers full-service marketing communications including marketing and brand strategy, research and insight, and creative and execution. They are an integrated, channel neutral, award-winning and proven team delivering marketing campaigns that truly transform. "
target: JJ Marketing
Headquartered in the UK, JJ Marketing works with its clients to deliver strong, results-focused solutions to their marketing and commercial objectives. They are a trusted insourced partner, that delivers complex marketing campaigns and programs.,
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closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Small Army

synopsis: Global marketing and communications firm, Finn Partners, announced it has acquired Small Army, a 45-person integrated marketing and creative services agency located in Boston. The firm serves clients in diverse sectors, including travel, health, technology and financial services.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners has become one of the fastest growing independent public relations agencies in the world. The full-service marketing and communications company's record setting pace is a result of organic growth and integrating new companies and new people into the FINN world. "
target: Small Army
Small Army is a marketing and creative services agency that helps brands build relationships with people. Small Army's full range of services include strategic planning, brand development, advertising, social media, content creation, website building, video production and media planning/buying.
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closed 2/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Elevation Marketing, acquired Cloverleaf Innovation

synopsis: Elevation Marketing, a full-service B2B marketing agency, announced its acquisition of Cloverleaf Innovation, an innovation consultancy offering strategy, design, research, marketing, communication, and product development. They are based in Chicago, Illinois.
buyer: Elevation Marketing
Founded in 1999, Elevation Marketing is a full-service B2B-only marketing agency, specializing in multifaceted, holistic strategies that extend reach, activate audiences, drive action, and measurably grow business outcomes. "
target: Cloverleaf Innovation
Cloverleaf is an innovation consultancy offering strategy, design, research, marketing, communication, and product development. They are based in Chicago, Illinois.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/16/2019 via Company Press Release

WE Communications, acquired Codeword

synopsis: WE Communications, an international public relations firm has announced its acquisition of Codeword. Codeword is a hybrid agency that combines content, media relations and creativity to build effective communication programs.
buyer: WE Communications
WE Communications is an international public relations firm that works with some of the most innovative companies on the planet. For more than 30 years they’ve been movers and opinion shakers, experiencing firsthand how technology can enable brand transformation. "
target: Codeword
Codeword is a hybrid agency that combines content, media relations and thoughtful creativity to build effective communications programs. They help launch startups, run multi-channel campaigns, grow user bases, and lead comprehensive PR and marketing initiatives.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

You & Mr Jones, acquired Inside Ideas Group Ltd

synopsis: You & Mr Jones, a global brandtech network, has acquired a majority stake in Inside Ideas Group. a global marketing agency network that helps their clients to build their brands, increase sales, and enhance margins. Inside Ideas Group consists of Oliver, Dare, Adjust Your Set, and Aylesworth Fleming.
buyer: You & Mr Jones
Launched in 2015, You & Mr Jones is the world’s first Brandtech group, a global marketplace for content creation and distribution that will use technology to help businesses to build brands better, faster & cheaper. "
target: Inside Ideas Group Ltd
Inside Ideas Group is a global marketing agency network that helps their clients to build their brands, increase sales, and enhance margins. The group consists of Oliver, Dare, Adjust Your Set, and Aylesworth Fleming. Their clients include Google, BMW, Samsung, Pepsi, JPMorgan, Unilever, and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/9/2019 via BusinessWire

Big Group, acquired Brandworks

synopsis: Big Group announced that it has acquired Brandworks, a company based in the Netherlands that supports brands and organizations looking to accelerate or launch their businesses in the Benelux and wider European markets. They specialize in sales, merchandising, marketing and more.
buyer: Big Group
Big Group is an award-winning creative marketing agency founded in 1991. The company is headquartered in London with offices in Newbury, Bath and Amsterdam with a team of over 150 people. The company provides services centred around brand experience, creative technology and performance marketing. "
target: Brandworks
Brandworks, founded in 2014, supports brands and organizations looking to accelerate or launch their businesses in the Benelux and wider European markets. They specialize in sales, merchandising, marketing and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cogent Elliott Ltd., acquired NC Creative Group

synopsis: Cogent, an integrated marketing communications agency in the UK, has acquired NC Creative Group, a full service marketing communications agency in the UK. NC Creative offers a broad range of services across consumer and B2B markets. The group helps their clients to develop strong and clear messages that promote and protect their brand.
buyer: Cogent Elliott Ltd.
Cogent is an integrated marketing communications agency in the UK. Cogent produces effective creative communications to solve their client's commercial challenges. Their specializations include brand, advertising, digital, photography, PR, social, film production, B2B marketing, content, and more. "
target: NC Creative Group
NC Creative Group is a full service marketing communications agency in the UK. NC Creative offers a broad range of services across consumer and B2B markets. The group helps their clients to develop strong and clear messages that promote and protect their brand.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Partnership, Inc. merged with M3 Effect,

synopsis: The Partnership has merged with M3 Effect, a full-service marketing and public relations agency. The Partnership is a marketing, branding, and digital communications agency. The agency offers strategy, advertising, digital design, digital media, promotional marketing solutions, traditional media, social media and internal communications services.
buyer: M3 Effect
Founded in 2012, M3 Effect is a full-service marketing and public relations agency. M3 Effect believes in the power of partnerships to provide long-lasting relationships. They offer marketing strategy, branding, and content services. "
target: The Partnership, Inc.
The Partnership is a fully integrated, full-service marketing, branding, and digital communications agency. The agency offers strategy, advertising, digital design, digital media, promotional marketing solutions, traditional media, social media and internal communications services.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Quad/Graphics, will acquire Periscope

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc., a leading marketing solutions provider, announced that it is redefining the future of integrated marketing with its planned acquisition of Periscope, one of the nation’s top five independent creative agencies by annual revenue.
buyer: Quad/Graphics (QUAD:$4,176.30)
Quad/Graphics is a global marketing services provider that helps brand owners market their products, services and content more efficiently and effectively by using its strong print foundation in combination with other media channels. "
target: Periscope
Periscope is one of the largest independent creative agencies in the nation and offers a full spectrum of marketing services to a wide range of acclaimed brands, including Cox Communications, Intuit, Kelley Blue Book, Krispy Kreme, Petco, Red Robin, Target, UnitedHealth Group, Walgreens and more.
price ($mm)
$133
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Shorthose Russell, acquired Newl&Potter Limited

synopsis: Shorthose Russell, UK's award winning company that is recognized as one of the most-respected marketing and communications agencies in the Eastern region, has acquired Newl & Potter, a British design consultancy based in East London, specializing in identity, print, display, packaging and digital media.
buyer: Shorthose Russell
Headquartered in the UK, Shorthose Russell is an award winning company and is recognized as one of the most-respected marketing and communications agencies in the Eastern region. Working across multiple sectors, they have genuine expertise across digital, design and communications disciplines. "
target: Newl&Potter Limited
Newl&Potter is a British design consultancy based in East London, specializing in identity, print, display, packaging and digital media. Whether global brand or one man band, they always work tirelessly to inject creativity, get results quickly and hopefully lift a few souls.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/14/2018 via PE Hub

OSG Billing Services, will acquire Communisis plc

synopsis: OSG Billing Services, a leading outsourced provider of omnichannel billing and payment solutions, is buying Communisis. Communisis, of London, provides communications and marketing. OSG Billing is a portfolio company of Aquiline Capital Partners.
buyer parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
buyer: OSG Billing Services
OSG has been a leading outsourced provider of omnichannel billing and payment solutions, offering a full suite of integrated customer communications and engagement solutions that transform the way OSG’s clients reach their customers. "
target: Communisis plc (GB:CMS:$501.10)
Communisis is a UK leading provider of personalised customer communication services that specialises in helping clients communicate with their customers more effectively and more profitably in fast-changing markets.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$516
EBITDA ($mm)
$33
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
6.0x

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