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closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Twogether

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Twogether Creative Limited, a B2B creative and digital marketing agency with a focus on technology clients. Twogether clients include multinational technology groups such as Brocade, Intuit, Symantec, Veritas, Lenovo and Zebra Technologies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Twogether
Twogether is a creative B2B marketing agency, with a passion for technology. Working with some of the world’s leading technology brands, including Brocade, Intuit, Lenovo, Microsoft and Zebra Technologies; their aim is to create marketing communications that get attention and achieve results.
price ($mm)
$9.37
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
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closed 5/12/2021 via BusinessWire

RedCloud Consulting, acquired BuzzBee

synopsis: RedCloud Consulting, a boutique business management and technology consulting firm, has acquired BuzzBee, a B2B technology marketing and communications firm. BuzzBee helps technology brands to increase sales effectiveness and engage partners. Their services include strategy and planning, marketing campaigns and sales and partner enablement.
buyer: RedCloud Consulting
RedCloud Consulting is a boutique business management and technology consulting firm. RedCloud collaborate closely with their clients to help them develop and implement high-level solutions that bring stability, growth, and innovation together for long-term success. "
target: BuzzBee
BuzzBee is a B2B technology marketing and communications firm. BuzzBee helps technology brands to increase sales effectiveness and engage partners. Their services include strategy and planning, marketing campaigns and sales and partner enablement.
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closed 4/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Unlimited Group, acquired DirectionGroup

synopsis: Unlimited Group, a London-based marketing group that helps their clients to win and retain customers, has acquired DirectionGroup, a UK-based B2B marketing agency that specialises in IT and tech. DirectionGroup combines the art and science of marketing to give their clients beautiful results.
buyer parent: Dbay Advisors
buyer: Unlimited Group (LSE:CRE:$136.18)
Unlimited Group is a London-based marketing group. Unlimited Group has produced award-winning campaigns for some of the world’s biggest brands. The group deploys science to better understand and track human behaviour, and to inspire and enable truly effective creativity for brands. "
target: DirectionGroup
DirectionGroup is a UK-based B2B marketing agency that specialises in IT and tech. DirectionGroup combines the art and science of marketing to give their clients beautiful results. The group brings extensive expertise in brand creative, content, conversion and consulting for leading businesses.
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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 7/7/2014 via PE Hub

WestBridge Capital Partners LLC, acquired bChannels Limited

synopsis: The management team at Oxford, UK-based company bChannels has completed an equity-backed buyout of the business. The deal was backed by WestBridge Capital. bChannels is a specialist in the design and management of indirect routes to market for global technology companies.
buyer: WestBridge Capital Partners LLC
WestBridge Capital Partners is India's leading venture capital fund. WestBridge Capital focuses on partnering for the long-term with market leading Indian companies run by impressive entrepreneurs and management teams. They leverage both their capital and experience to help their companies succeed. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: bChannels Limited
bChannels is a specialist in the design and management of indirect routes to market for global technology companies. The company delivers channel optimisation services for technology businesses around the world.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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announced 7/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

RCapital Partners LLP, will acquire bChannels Limited

synopsis: Adventis Group has agreed to the sale of bChannels. The sales are to the management team of the bChannels and partly by RCapital Partners LLP. bChannels is a specialist in the design and management of indirect routes to market for global technology companies.
buyer: RCapital Partners LLP
RCapital is a specialist private investment business providing growth and turnaround funding for UK and European businesses. "
target parent: Adventis Group PLC.
target: bChannels Limited
bChannels specializes in the design and implementation of channel marketing programs for clients in the technology sector.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.66 [$2.90]
rev ($mm)
$6
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EV / rev
0.5x
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closed 6/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

Market Creation Group, acquired Circa 65

synopsis: Market Creation Group (MCG), a multiple-award winning full-service, business-to-business (B2B) technology marketing firm headquartered in Denver, announced it has acquired Circa 65, LLC, a leading Denver-based, outsourced marketing management company.
buyer: Market Creation Group
Market Creation Group (MCG) is recognized as the fastest growing private company by the Denver Business Journal and the fastest growing B2B marketing firm in the nation. "
target: Circa 65
Circa 65 helps to drive sustained, profitable growth by providing strategic and tactical marketing planning and outsourced marketing management services – primarily for technology suppliers and their resellers.
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announced 3/28/2018 via Reuters

Digital360, will acquire ServicePro Italy Srl

synopsis: Digital360 SpA announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire a 51% stake in ServicePro Italy, a B2B marketing agency specialized in organising complex events and managing demand generation and lead generation campaigns for IT & ICT companies.
buyer: Digital360 (BIT:DIG:$30.52)
Digital360 is the leading group in Italy in the B2B offering of editorial content, communication and marketing services, lead generation, events and webinars, advisory, advocacy and coaching, in the context of Digital Transformation and Entrepreneurial Innovation. They are based in Milano, Italy. "
target: ServicePro Italy Srl
ServicePro Italy is a B2B marketing and events company that primarily caters for IT & ICT companies. Their in-depth market knowledge and sound IT background allows them to provide services tailored to the unique needs of each organization.
price ($mm)
$2.47*
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closed 9/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Synaxon, acquired emendo

synopsis: Synaxon AG, the largest IT group in Europe, has acquired a majority stake in emendo, a company that offers IT marketing in the B2C and B2B division. emendo was founded in 2004 and is based in Kirchlengern, Germany.
buyer: Synaxon
Synaxon AG operates as an IT distributor and service provider in Europe. They are the largest IT group in Europe with over 3,200 partners and an external turnover of around 3 billion euros. They are based in Germany. "
target: emendo
emendo Kooperationsmanagement GmbH & Co. KG offers IT marketing in the B2C and B2B division. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Kirchlengern, Germany.
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closed 11/4/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Sunset Brands, Inc., acquired Kaizen Communications

synopsis: Sunset Brands, Inc proudly announces its acquisition of Kaizen Communications, a mobile tech firm specializing in wireless messaging, distribution of mobile content and mobile campaign management.
buyer: Sunset Brands, Inc.
Sunset Brands, Inc. trades on the Pink Sheets under the symbol SSBN. "
target parent: NuMobile, Inc.
target: Kaizen Communications
Kaizen Communications, Inc. is a technology company specializing in mobile commerce, specifically as an application provider in the SMS/MMS/IVR (texting, video, multi-media, interactive voice response) equation.
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closed 7/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Digitas Inc., acquired Business Interactif

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced that it had acquired a 49.32% block of the share capital of Business Interactif following the agreement reached June 14th between Publicis Groupe and the senior managers and founders of Business Interactif, Emmanuel Henrion and François de la Villardière.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: Digitas Inc.
Digitas is a leading digital marketing agency, helping the world's biggest brands develop, engage and profit from building profitable relationships with their customers. The Agency pairs media, marketing, technology, creativity and analytics to ignite emotional bonds between people and brands. "
target: Business Interactif
Business Interactif is France’s leading and most integrated pure-play interactive marketing agency. The company offers a complete range of services and products designed to optimize multi-channel relationships and interactive marketing strategies.
price ($mm)
$91*
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
4.2x
EV / EBITDA
352.8x
closed 6/12/2007 via BusinessWire

Origin Digital, Inc., acquired InterData Software, Inc.

synopsis: Origin Digital, Inc., a video applications service provider, has acquired the video software applications company, InterData Software, Inc. . The acquisition of IDS enables Origin Digital to extend its video and digital media solutions and further diversifies Origin’s geographic presence adding an office in Denver, CO.
buyer: Origin Digital, Inc.
Origin Digital, Inc. is a global video applications service provider that applies the rigors of broadcast to the management, distribution and delivery of all forms of digital content. Origin Digital enables content creators and distributors to extend their digital media presence. "
target: InterData Software, Inc.
IInterData Software specializes in building integrated web marketing solutions. The company created a comprehensive IP video management solution with proprietary technologies for brokering IP video delivery across platforms and channels.
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closed 6/4/2007 via PR Newswire

OnIt Digital, LLC, acquired Whet Design

synopsis: OnIt Digital, LLC announced that the full-service interactive marketing firm has added Cheryl Oppenheim to their team of talent. As a result of a recent agreement and merger, Ms. Oppenheim, her boutique branding firm and its creative team and clients, will all now be under the OnIt Digital name.
buyer: OnIt Digital, LLC
OnIt Digital is a full service interactive marketing firm offering personalized service, unmatched talent, deep creative and technology skills and a get-it-done approach. The result - clients profit from the firm's strategic approach to developing high-impact campaigns. "
target: Whet Design
Whet provides brand consulting, marketing strategy and design services to help cultural and business organizations succeed. Our services include brand strategy, integrated marketing programs, Web design and development, graphic design, special publications, interactive presentations and advertising.
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closed 4/24/2007 via BusinessWire

Online Sales Strategies, Inc., acquired GIGcom

synopsis: Online Sales Strategies, Inc. an international total technology and intelligent software solutions provider for small business, has acquired GIGcom, a full service web design and application development firm based in Tampa with hosting facilities in Dallas.
buyer: Online Sales Strategies, Inc.
Online Sales Strategies, Inc. is a leading developer of web-based technologies for businesses of all sizes. OSSG has achieved its own success through the execution of a strategy that emphasizes diversity and interrelated revenue streams. "
target: GIGcom
GIGcom is a full service web design and application development firm that has been at the forefront of design and technology since 1997. GIGcom’s in-house development team has a combined experience of over 80 years working with web site design and development technologies.
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closed 3/6/2007 via BusinessWire

Avenue A/Razorfish, acquired Duke SA

synopsis: Avenue A | Razorfish, one of the largest interactive services firms in the world and an operating unit of aQuantive, Inc. announced the acquisition of Duke, an independent interactive agency based in Paris. Duke will retain its brand identity and existing leadership team and will operate as a subsidiary of Avenue A | Razorfish.
buyer parent: aQuantive, Inc.
buyer: Avenue A/Razorfish
Razorfish is one of the largest interactive marketing and technology companies in the world. With a demonstrated commitment to innovation, Razorfish counsels its clients on how to leverage digital channels such as the Web, mobile devices, in-store technologies and other emerging media. "
target: Duke SA
Duke is an independent interactive agency based in France and the United Kingdom. Their online marketing strategy is to enhance and position brands online, helping clients such as McDonald’s, Nike, PlayStation, Procter and Gamble and Nissan define and implement digital strategies.
price ($mm)
$8.62
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closed 3/2/2007 via PR Newswire

Neo@Ogilvy, acquired Global Strategies International

synopsis: Neo@Ogilvy, The Ogilvy Group's global digital and direct media company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Global Strategies International, a leading Search Marketing Consultancy.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Neo@Ogilvy
Neo@Ogilvy is a full-service digital and direct media company that manages digital media investment for top global clients covering digital advertising and direct marketing, digital and direct TV, direct response print and email, email marketing, search marketing, and new forms of digital media. "
target: Global Strategies International
Global Strategies is a search engine marketing consultancy specializing in search engine optimization, brand preservation and training for global enterprise companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
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0.0x
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closed 2/12/2007 via PR Newswire

iCrossing, acquired Spannerworks

synopsis: iCrossing a digital marketing agency committed to people's desire to find, announced today that it has acquired the U.K.-based search marketing agency, Spannerworks. The acquisition leverages iCrossing's and Spannerworks's respective leadership in North America and Europe to establish a new international footprint for both companies.
buyer: 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. "
target: Spannerworks
Spannerworks is a search-based digital marketing agency, specializing in natural search optimization, paid search and social media. Spannerworks has proven expertise in the retail, automotive, financial and travel sectors. Its current clients include Best Western Hotels, HBOS and BT.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 1/10/2007 via PR Newswire

Meredith Corporation, acquired Genex

synopsis: Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, has acquired Genex, an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing.
buyer: Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP:$2,879.70)
Meredith is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. "
target: Genex
Genex is an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing.
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announced 9/22/2011 via Yahoo, Inc.

Bizzingo, Inc., will acquire Future Now

synopsis: Bizzingo, Inc. has executed a letter of intent to acquire select assets of FutureNow Inc. to complement its business-to-business social network, as well as drive additional revenue for the Company.
buyer: Bizzingo, Inc. (BIZZ:$0.00)
Bizzingo is a social media company that will provide businesses a means of introducing their product and/or service to a global network of business users by leveraging and expanding their brand and image. "
target: Future Now
Future Now, formed in 1997, is widely recognized as a leading voice for increasing online conversion rates, accountable multi-channel marketing and optimizing websites based on analytics.
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closed 3/10/2008 via BusinessWire

Ascentium Corporation, acquired ZeroDash1

synopsis: Ascentium Corporation, a leading interactive marketing and technology consultancy, today announced the acquisition of Seattle-based Web analytics and search engine marketing consulting firm ZeroDash1.
buyer: Ascentium Corporation
Ascentium Corporation is an award-winning, integrated marketing and technology consultancy that consistently delivers information-driven business solutions to achieve its clients’ strategic objectives. "
target: ZeroDash1
ZeroDash1 was founded in response to the industry void that has evolved between reporting and analytics. Historically, Marketers looking for analytics have instead been given reporting. At Zerodash1 we distinguish ourselves by bridging the gap between reporting and analytics.
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closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Twogether

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Twogether Creative Limited, a B2B creative and digital marketing agency with a focus on technology clients. Twogether clients include multinational technology groups such as Brocade, Intuit, Symantec, Veritas, Lenovo and Zebra Technologies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Twogether
Twogether is a creative B2B marketing agency, with a passion for technology. Working with some of the world’s leading technology brands, including Brocade, Intuit, Lenovo, Microsoft and Zebra Technologies; their aim is to create marketing communications that get attention and achieve results.
price ($mm)
$9.37
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
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closed 10/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

Second2 Limited, acquired Second2 Limited

synopsis: Second2, the specialist technology marketing agency, has successfully completed a management buyout (MBO) from Adventis Group plc with the help of private equity firm RCapital. Second2 is a global B2B technology marketing agency.
buyer: Second2 Limited
Second2 is a global B2B technology marketing agency. It delivers strategic thinking, tactical planning, creative cut-through and measurable returns. "
target parent: Adventis Group PLC.
target: Second2 Limited
Second2 is a global B2B technology marketing agency. It delivers strategic thinking, tactical planning, creative cut-through and measurable returns.
price ($mm)
$2.27
rev ($mm)
$7
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closed 4/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Shopper Media Group Ltd

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc (Next 15), a communications business in London, has acquired Shopper Media Group Ltd (SMG), a group of companies in the UK that specialise in commerce marketing activation. SMG builds shopper marketing campaigns that connects retailers with shoppers at the point of purchase both online and in-store.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Shopper Media Group Ltd
Shopper Media Group (SMG) is a group of companies in the UK that specialise in commerce marketing activation. SMG connects retailers with shoppers at the point of purchase both online and in-store. The group builds successful shopper marketing campaigns for some of the UK's biggest retailers.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Marlin PR Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen’s Archetype has acquired London independent technology agency Marlin PR. Marlin PR is a London PR and communications agency for innovative technologies and visionaries. Marlin PR works with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies on this planet.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Archetype Agency Limited
Archetype is a global communications agency dedicated to combining deep industry insight with analyst, social media and traditional media reach. They specialize in the branding and digital marketing. They are based in San Francisco, with locations all over the world. "
target: Marlin PR Limited
Marlin PR is a London PR and communications agency for innovative technologies and visionaries. Marlin PR works with some of the most forward-thinking and innovative tech companies on this planet.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Next 15, will acquire Conversion Rate Experts

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, a communications business in London, will acquire Conversion Rate Experts (CRE). CRE is the world’s leading agency for conversion rate optimization (CRO)—a term that they coined in 2007. CRE builds amazingly effective webpages and are highly regarded by many of the web’s most sophisticated companies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Conversion Rate Experts
Conversion Rate Experts (CRE) is the world’s leading agency for conversion rate optimization (CRO)—a term that they coined in 2007. CRE builds amazingly effective webpages and are highly regarded by many of the web’s most sophisticated companies.
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closed 2/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Savanta, acquired Future Thinking

synopsis: Savanta has acquired the UK division of Future Thinking, a global data driven intelligence company that combines research with data science to produce actionable insight for clients, including Unilever, British Gas and LEGO.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Future Thinking
Future Thinking is a leading market research and data analytics company, renowned for helping clients maximize sales, revenue and profit, through a combination of qualitative and quantitative research; often analysed through the lens of data science and behavioral economics.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Story Worldwide LLC, acquired VonShine Industries

synopsis: Story Worldwide, a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency, has acquired VonShine Industries, a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Story Worldwide LLC
Story Worldwide is a digital-first, content-focused advertising agency. Story uses established storytelling techniques and talent to solve advertising and communication challenges. The agency focuses on creating engaging content that people want to share. "
target: VonShine Industries
VonShine Industries is a community focused, digital media agency. VonShine helps brands shape consumer conversation and the consumer-driven brand building process. VonShine provides services for social media, influencer marketing, digital PR, celebrity endorsement, product placement, and more.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

M Booth, purchased US Division from Health Unlimited

synopsis: Next15 has acquired US division of Health Unlimited, a leading global health consultancy and communications agency advancing landmark developments in some of the most complex and challenging areas in health. Health Unlimited will be rebranded as M Booth Health and operate as a separate agency reporting to M Booth CEO Dale Bornstein.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: M Booth
M Booth is an agency that is known for award-winning integrated marketing programs that engage stakeholders through digital, social, earned media, and experiential channels. M Booth is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Next Fifteen Communications Group. "
seller parent: Dbay Advisors
seller: Health Unlimited
Health Unlimited US Division, rebranded M Booth Health, is a 25-year-old NY-based global health consultancy and communications agency built by specialists with a legacy of advancing landmark developments in global health and medicine.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Savanta, acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.

synopsis: Savanta, the global intelligence business, has acquired Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc. (HSR Associates), the New Jersey-based marketing research consultancy. Founded in 1975, HSR Associates has a reputation as one of the premier boutique research agencies, providing custom strategic research services to corporations across the US.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London, Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target: Hase/Schannen Research Associates Inc.
Founded in 1975, boutique research agency Hase/Schannen Research Associates (HSR Associates) offers custom strategic research services to corporations across a variety of industries in the US and abroad. HSR Associates is a full-service market research firm of just the right size.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Market Making

synopsis: Next 15, a communications business in London, has acquired Market Making, Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Market Making builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Market Making
Market Making is Europe's fastest growing social ad company, delivering impressive ROI to world leading brands. Their superior patent ad technology, the ATOM, builds and creates real time audience segments and insights, automatically matching the right creative with the right audience.
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closed 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Archetype Agency Limited, acquired Rsquared

synopsis: Archetype, a global communications agency, has acquired San Francisco-based PR firm Rsquared Communication. Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Archetype Agency Limited
Archetype is a global communications agency dedicated to combining deep industry insight with analyst, social media and traditional media reach. They specialize in the branding and digital marketing. They are based in San Francisco, with locations all over the world. "
target: Rsquared
Rsquared Communication, an award-winning boutique tech agency, is a communication partner to the industry’s leading software companies. The agency works with high-growth, venture-backed companies building products that shape the future and impact the day-to-day lives of millions of end users.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Description

Savanta, acquired Wealth-X Custom Research

synopsis: Savanta announced the acquisition of the research division of Wealth-X (formerly Ledbury Research). Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, with their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Savanta
Based in London. Savanta's offerings include: data collection and analysis – with access to 100m respondents through its proprietary technology platform; bespoke research and consulting – consisting of tailored tools structured in industry and methodology practices; and intelligence products. "
target parent: Wealth-X
target: Wealth-X Custom Research
Based in Singapore, Wealth-X Custom Research leverages their database of the world’s wealthiest individuals, as well as their proprietary wealth models, to provide clients within the wealth management, financial, and luxury industries with bespoke data and insight to fuel strategic decision making.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
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$8.05
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closed 11/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Activate Marketing Services, LLC

synopsis: Activate Marketing Services, a B2B demand generation company, has been sold to Next Fifteen Communications Group, a publicly traded digital media company that offers digital communications, public relations and investor relations services worldwide.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Activate Marketing Services, LLC
Activate Marketing Services provides content-powered demand-generation and marketing services for business technology marketers, based their team's expertise in developing buyer insights, high-performance content and lead-nurture campaigns.
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closed 7/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

VIGA, acquired Thinqonline

synopsis: Data collection specialist, VIGA, part of the Next15 Group, announced the acquisition of New York-based thinqonline, the software and solutions provider, delivering best-in-breed technologies. Thinqonline provides consulting across the project lifecycle to guarantee timely and cost-effective result.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: VIGA
Based in London, VIGA is a data collection agency launched by Next15 and led by former Research Now executive Lewis Reeves. They provide a sophisticated approach, smart tech and a vigorous injection of energy to the data collection world. "
target: Thinqonline
Based in New York, thinqonline is a value-added provider of software, services and solutions for market research agencies and enterprise insight programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired Technical Associates Group

synopsis: Publitek has acquired UK headquartered Technical Associates Group (TAG). TAG offers a similar specialist range of technical, B2B, integrated marketing communications services to those of Publitek plus an in-house graphic design capability.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a B2B tech marketing agency working with over 120 clients around the world, many in highly technical markets. They deliver integrated marketing and PR campaigns based on well-crafted strategies, expert creative content, and cost-effective delivery using the best mix of channels. "
target: Technical Associates Group
Founded in 1983 Technical Associates Group (TAG) is a specialist communications agency offering a full spectrum of marketing, creative and public relations services. They are part of a global network with offices in London, Hamburg and Singapore and partner agencies in the US, China and Turkey.
price ($mm)
$2.95
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Brandwidth Group Limited

synopsis: Next 15, a digital communications group in London, has acquired Brandwidth Group Limited, an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Brandwidth Group Limited
Brandwidth is an award-winning innovation agency in London. Brandwith applies innovation through insight, creativity and technology, to projects across the full spectrum of branding, marketing and digital challenges. They offer branding, digital, experiential, and social media marketing services.
price ($mm)
$8.76
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Publitek Limited, acquired McBru

synopsis: Publitek has acquired McBru, a similar B2B tech agency based in Portland, Oregon. With immediate effect, McBru becomes Publitek North America and its founder, Kerry McClenahan, takes on the role of President. McBru's services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and more.
buyer parent: Next 15
buyer: Publitek Limited
Publitek is a UK-based, technical B2B digital shop focused on content marketing. Publitek is a technical, content-led, B2B marketing communications agency specialising in electronics, automation and engineering. "
target: McBru
McBru (McClenahan Bruer) is a full-service integrated tech B2B marketing agency. Their services include branding, influencer relations, social media, advertising, lead nurturing, interactive, content marketing, and customer engagement.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/15/2017 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Elvis Communications Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, has acquired Elvis Communications Limited, an award-winning integrated creative agency. Elvis's mission is to transform audiences into passionate, knicker-throwing fans. Elvis offers a variety of marketing services, including press ads, direct mail packs, TV commercials, events, social media, and more.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Elvis Communications Limited
Elvis is an award-winning integrated creative agency. They work through every single step in the customer experience - whether it's for a press ad or direct mail pack, a television commercial or an in store activation, a social media post or a real world event. Elvis turns audiences into fans.
price ($mm)
$7.27
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
7.3x
closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Next 15, acquired Velocity Partners Limited

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Velocity Partners Limited, a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,610 people across 39 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Velocity Partners Limited
Velocity Partners Limited (“Velocity”) is a B2B digital agency with a focus on technology clients. Velocity was founded by Doug Kessler and Stan Woods in 2000. Clients include multi-national technology groups, such as Sprint, Xerox and Informatica. Velocity is based in the UK.
price ($mm)
$7.60
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.

synopsis: Digital marketing and PR group Next 15 has continued its expansion spree with the acquisition of tech PR agency Pinnacle. Pinnacle, co-founded by MD Simon Flatt in 1996, is described as a specialist technical content and digital marketing business for the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,350 people across 32 offices in 14 countries. The Group incorporates 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Pinnacle Marketing Communications, Ltd.
Pinnacle Marketing Communications is a full service technology PR and digital media agency delivering measurable business-to-business and social media campaigns for clients in the electronics, telecoms and engineering sectors.
price ($mm)
$5.87
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Next 15, acquired Twogether

synopsis: Next 15, the digital communications group, announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Twogether Creative Limited, a B2B creative and digital marketing agency with a focus on technology clients. Twogether clients include multinational technology groups such as Brocade, Intuit, Symantec, Veritas, Lenovo and Zebra Technologies.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$444.63)
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target parent: RCapital Partners LLP
target: Twogether
Twogether is a creative B2B marketing agency, with a passion for technology. Working with some of the world’s leading technology brands, including Brocade, Intuit, Lenovo, Microsoft and Zebra Technologies; their aim is to create marketing communications that get attention and achieve results.
price ($mm)
$9.37
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

S4 Capital LLC, will acquire Zemoga

synopsis: S4 Capital, a tech-led, new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services company in the UK, will acquire Zemoga, a full service digital agency. Zemoga helps their clients to design and produce amazing digital experiences that improve lives and build business. The company designs and develops websites, mobile apps, OTT apps, and more.
buyer: S4 Capital LLC (LSE:SFOR:$661.05)
S4 Capital is a tech-led, new age, new era, digital advertising and marketing services company in the UK. S4 aims to build a purely digital advertising and marketing services business. The company is integrating leading businesses in two practice areas: content and data & digital media. "
target: Zemoga
Zemoga is a full service digital agency. Zemoga helps their clients to efficiently design and produce amazing digital experiences that improve lives and build business. The company designs and develops websites, mobile apps, OTT apps, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Compasso UOL, acquired Content Thread, LLC

synopsis: Brazil-based Compasso UOL has acquired Content Thread, a digital agency and consulting firm specializing in Adobe Experience Cloud. With the acquisition, Compasso UOL adds a deep expertise of state-of-the-art platforms in content management and user experience management to its portfolio, and advances its operations in the North American market.
buyer parent: Universo Online S.A.
buyer: Compasso UOL
Compasso UOL is a Brazilian digital transformation services company. The company builds digital platforms for its customers using cutting-edge state-of-the-art technologies, helping them to innovate, thrive, and disrupt their industries. "
target: Content Thread, LLC
Content Thread is a full-service digital agency and consulting firm specializing in Content Management Systems. They possess an especially deep expertise in the Adobe Experience Manager platform. Content Thread serves global brands and companies seeking growth through its office in Atlanta, Georgia.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

VCCP Partnership, acquired Sling & Stone

synopsis: VCCP Business, an integrated communications agency, has acquired Sling & Stone, a leading PR agency based in Australia. Sling & Stone helps brands to launch, grow, and manage their reputations. They unearth, craft, and share the stories of the most ambitious brands through public relations, social media, content and more.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: VCCP Partnership
VCCP is an integrated communications agency, founded in 2002 on the principles of simplicity, collaboration, un-preciousness and integration around ideas rather than channels. Their in-house capabilities include; advertising, social and content, search, media, digital, data, branding, and more. "
target: Sling & Stone
Sling & Stone is a leading PR agency based in Australia. Sling & Stone helps brands to launch, grow, and manage their reputations. They unearth, craft, and share the stories of the most ambitious brands through public relations, social media, content and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2021 via PR Web

WillowTree, LLC, acquired Maark, LLC

synopsis: WillowTree, a market-leading digital product consultancy, has acquired Maark, a Boston-based end-to-end digital transformation agency specializing in Adobe Experience Cloud. The acquisition bolsters WillowTree’s existing Adobe Experience Cloud capabilities and cements the firm’s position as the largest independent digital product consultancy.
buyer: WillowTree, LLC
WillowTree helps the world’s most admired brands on their path to digital leadership—from product to process. Founded in 2008, WillowTree has grown into a full-service digital product consultancy, helping its clients anywhere humans and technology intersect. "
target: Maark, LLC
Maark delivers end-to-end digital marketing services and cutting-edge product development in complex industries. Its expertise spans the planning and design of world-class user-experiences and the building and integration of the technologies that make those experiences possible.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Business Post, acquired Red C Research Ltd

synopsis: The Business Post Group has announced the acquisition of Red C Research. The Business Post said Red C will act as a lead company in the group’s ‘Data & Insights pillar’. RED C is Ireland’s premier provider of research-based consultancy services that provides high quality research based consultancy services.
buyer parent: Kilcullen Kapital Partners
buyer: Business Post
Business Post is Ireland’s leading business, economic and political newspaper. The Business Post Digital platform provides independent insight, commentary and analysis of the important stories and issues across a broad spectrum of topics: business, finance, politics, technology, and more. "
target: Red C Research Ltd
RED C is Ireland’s premier provider of research-based consultancy services. Founded in 2003, they provide high quality research based consultancy services to both blue chip and up and coming businesses across Ireland, the UK and Worldwide.
price ($mm)
$8.27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/8/2021 via BusinessWire

Accenture, will acquire King James Group

synopsis: Accenture, a global professional services company, has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa-based King James Group, a highly awarded creative agency with deep expertise in brand strategy, creativity and digital marketing services.
buyer: Accenture (ACN:$47,949.38)
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud, and security. Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology, and Operations services powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. "
target: King James Group
King James Group is an independent South African agency, made up of seven specialist companies and divisions that work in tandem. They span advertising, branding, PR, digital marketing and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Lambert & Co., acquired The Vandiver Group, Inc.

synopsis: Lambert & Co., a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm, has acquired The Vandiver Group (TVG), a strategic communications and public relations firm. TVG helps clients to strategize, visualize, and navigate their communication issues. They offer services for PR, social media, reputation management, branding, and more.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: The Vandiver Group, Inc.
The Vandiver Group (TVG) is an award-winning strategic communications and public relations firm. TVG helps clients to strategize, visualize, articulate and navigate their communication issues. They offer services for PR, social media, reputation management, branding, and more.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Candid, acquired Coopr B.V.

synopsis: Candid, a MarCom (Marketing Communications) platform based in the Netherlands, has acquired Coopr, an integrated PR agency in the Netherlands. Coopr enables organizations to communicate better, more effectively, more creatively and more honestly. The company specializes in public relations, corporate communications, and content marketing.
buyer: Candid
Netherlands-based Candid is the world’s first MarCom (Marketing Communications) platform organization. The company offers a full set of media, creative, and data agencies, delivering services in every phase of the marketing journey. "
target: Coopr B.V.
Coopr is an integrated PR agency in the Netherlands. Coopr enables organizations to communicate better, more effectively, more creatively and more honestly. The company specializes in public relations, corporate communications, and content marketing.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

PFI Group, acquired Jasmine Limited

synopsis: The PFI Group (PFI Signs), one of Europe’s leading providers of signage and on-site branding products, has acquired Jasmine Ltd, a printing business in the UK that combines printing, marketing, and signs & displays. Jasmine provides print services for digital, litho, large format, and design. Their marketing services include design, PR and digital.
buyer: PFI Group
The PFI Group (PFI Signs) is one of Europe’s leading providers of signage and on-site branding products. PFI provides a one-stop solution for all their customer’s signage and print needs. The group offers services for bespoke fabrication, large format print, design, installation, and more. "
target: Jasmine Limited
Jasmine is a printing business in the UK that combines the best in printing, marketing, advertising, PR, digital design and signs & displays. Jasmine provides print services for digital, litho, large format, and design. Their marketing services include design, PR, and digital.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/25/2021 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Webcertain Group Limited

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired Webcertain Group Ltd, a digital marketing agency for global brands. Webcertain runs global SEO, PPC and online PR campaigns in any of the world's major languages.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Webcertain Group Limited
Webcertain is a digital marketing agency for global brands. Webcertain runs global search marketing campaigns for clients across the world. Their team of native speakers use their linguistic and cultural knowledge to run SEO, PPC and online PR campaigns in any of the world's major languages.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Intracto Group, acquired Force451

synopsis: Intracto Group, a digital agency in Belgium, has acquired Force451, a creative agency in the Netherlands. Force451 develops creative strategies to help their clients grow their brands. They provide services for brand strategy, corporate identity, branding, content creation, social media management, and more.
buyer: Intracto Group
Headquartered in Belgium, Intracto is a digital agency. With creativity and strategies, driven by online marketing and technology, Intracto helps companies develop a competitive advantage in the digital world. "
target: Force451
Force451 is a creative agency in the Netherlands. Force451 develops creative strategies to help their clients grow their brands. They provide services for brand strategy, corporate identity, branding, content creation, social media management, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2021 via PR Newswire

Logical Media Group, acquired SoMe Connect

synopsis: Logical Media Group has acquired SoMe Digital Media (SoMe), expanding its integrated digital marketing services to now include data-informed brand marketing. SoMe is a full service digital marketing agency that offers Search Engine Marketing (SEM), social media management, content marketing strategy and development, and more.
buyer: Logical Media Group
Logical Media Group is a full-service digital marketing agency. Logical specializes in delivering clients exceptional digital marketing strategies across all paid channels, Search Engine Optimization, content marketing, ecommerce, business analytics, web design, branding, and creative capabilities. "
target: SoMe Connect
SoMe Connect is a full service digital marketing agency based in Chicago. SoMe's services include Search Engine Marketing (SEM), social media management, content marketing strategy and development, paid media services, digital analytics services, and web design and development.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/11/2021 via BusinessWire

Swarm Agency merged with Schiefer Chopshop,

synopsis: SCS, known for using data science and creativity with speed, value, and innovation to help businesses reach brand goals, has merged with independent digital performance marketing agency Swarm. Founded in 2009, Swarm is a full-service digital performance marketing agency delivering strategy, marketing, design, and technology services.
buyer: Schiefer Chopshop
SCS is a brand transformation agency that uses data science and creativity to help brands perform. With a 100-person team, SCS optimizes brand performance in the Lifestyle, Consumer Packaged Goods, Automotive, Technology, Home Improvement, and Youth & Family categories. "
target: Swarm Agency
Swarm is a full-service digital marketing agency that uses data, user experience, and creative to drive lead generation and e-commerce performance. By investing in innovative tech, Swarm’s comprehensive digital marketing services cover the full spectrum of solutions capable of increasing success.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Digital Ethos, acquired Boxed Red

synopsis: Digital Ethos, a full-service digital agency in the UK, has acquired Boxed Red, a full-service creative and digital marketing company in the UK. Boxed Red pride themselves on delivering measurable results, regardless of their client's budget and objectives. They provide services for branding, digital marketing campaigns, and web design.
buyer: Digital Ethos
Digital Ethos is an award-winning, full-service digital agency in the UK. Digital Ethos helps brands to drive business growth, increase conversion rates, generate leads, and boost sales. Their services include SEO, web design, PPC, digital PR, social, content marketing, and more. "
target: Boxed Red
Boxed Red a full-service creative and digital marketing company in the UK. Boxed Red pride themselves on delivering measurable results, regardless of their client's budget and objectives. They provide services for marketing strategy, branding, digital marketing campaigns, and web design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/5/2021 via Company Press Release

Brainlabs, acquired MediaNet (Canada)

synopsis: Brainlabs, a digital marketing agency in the UK, has acquired MediaNet, a full-service digital solutions company in Canada. MediaNet builds and executes high-performance digital media experiences that connects brands to their audience. They offer services for paid media, Google marketing, creative & UX, marketing analytics, and more.
buyer: Brainlabs
UK-based Brainlabs is a digital marketing agency and Pay-Per-Click (PPC) technology provider. Using data and automation, Brainlabs drives growth for clients in paid search, programmatic, paid social, Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), and analytics. "
target: MediaNet (Canada)
MediaNet is a full-service digital solutions company in Canada. MediaNet builds and executes high-performance digital media experiences that connects brands to their audience. They offer services for paid media, Google marketing, creative & UX, marketing analytics, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2021 via Company Press Release

iCrossing, acquired Mediablaze

synopsis: iCrossing, a global digital marketing agency, has acquired Mediablaze, a digital experience and content marketing agency in the UK. Mediablaze creates digital content experiences across multiple customer touch-points to keep audiences coming back for more. They provide services for strategic consulting, content marketing, and web & app development.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: iCrossing
iCrossing is a global marketing agency that builds seamless digital experiences that influence consumers to act. iCrossing uncovers the data-powered drivers that matter to brands’ audiences and use them to build impactful consumer-first experiences that provide significant business growth. "
target: Mediablaze
Mediablaze is a digital experience and content marketing agency in the UK. Mediablaze creates digital content experiences across multiple customer touch-points to keep audiences coming back for more. They provide services for strategic consulting, content marketing, and web & app development.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Reflect Digital, acquired AM Marketing

synopsis: Reflect Digital, a UK-based digital marketing agency, has acquired AM Marketing, an award-winning digital marketing agency in the UK. AM Marketing specialises in creating bespoke websites and marketing campaigns based on their client's goals, business objectives and budget. ​They offer services for google ads, websites, and YouTube marketing.
buyer parent: Lab
buyer: Reflect Digital
Reflect Digital is a UK-based digital marketing agency specialising in SEO, paid performance marketing, creative design, development and gamification. Reflect Digital fuels business growth through innovative digital marketing and technology solutions. "
target: AM Marketing
AM Marketing is an award-winning digital marketing agency in the UK. AM Marketing specialises in creating bespoke websites and marketing campaigns based on their client's goals, business objectives and budget. ​They offer services for google ads, websites, and YouTube marketing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc., acquired The Garfield Group, Inc.

synopsis: Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc. (BNO), an award-winning, woman-owned creative agency headquartered in Somerville, New Jersey, has acquired Garfield Group, a creative marketing and PR agency. The acquisition of Garfield adds 33 years of award-winning branding, digital, broadcast video, and public relations capability to BNO.
buyer: Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc.
Baldwin & Obenauf, Inc. (BNO) is a full-service creative agency that helps brands develop meaningful connections. BNO's services include creative, branding, digital, video, social, content, editorial, packaging & labeling, experiential, and search, media, and analytics. "
target parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
target: The Garfield Group, Inc.
The Garfield Group is a creative marketing and PR agency based in Old City, Philadelphia. Its services include strategy, branding, graphic design, broadcast & video, public relations, social, analytics, web and email design, marketing automation, media, Search Engine Optimization, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/30/2021 via PR Newswire

The Nine, acquired Crossland Communication

synopsis: The Nine, an award-winning web development and digital marketing agency, has acquired Crossland Communication, a brand content agency. Crossland Communication activates sustainable brand growth by building communities bigger than countries. They specialize in digital strategy & advertising, PR & crisis communications, culture-building, and more.
buyer: The Nine
The Nine is an award-winning web development and digital marketing agency. The Nine crafts custom websites and brands to help businesses grow. They offer services for content & strategy, web design & development, SEO, and content marketing. "
target: Crossland Communication
Crossland Communication is a brand content agency. Crossland Communication activates sustainable brand growth by building communities bigger than countries. They specialize in digital strategy & advertising, PR & crisis communications, culture-building, high impact messaging, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 6/24/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Oak Leaf Productions, acquired o1-agency

synopsis: Oak Leaf Productions announced the acquisition of o1-agency, a new creative agency that helps brands make an impact in this new interconnected media world. They have over 30 years of combined experience handling everything from the creative development to the production itself for fully integrated campaigns, content marketing, and social media.
buyer: Oak Leaf Productions
Oak Leaf Productions is a full-service production company offering content development, curated social and script-to-screen digital video programming and publishing services for today's evolving media landscape. "
target: o1-agency
O1 is a new creative agency that helps brands make an impact in this new interconnected media world. They have over 30 years of combined experience handling everything from the creative development to the production itself for fully integrated campaigns, content marketing, and social media.
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($5.97)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.03)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
700
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Ticker: MOXC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moxian, Inc.
Moxian, Inc.
Based in Shenzhen, China, Moxian is in the O2O (Online-to-Offline) business, providing an online platform for small and medium-sized enterprises with physical stores to conduct business online, interact with existing customers, and obtain new customers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$0.55
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.40)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.43
Employees
11
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Ticker: TTGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc.
TechTarget, Inc. is an online IT media related firm. It runs various online review sites, such as TechnologyGuide.com and ComputerWeekly.com, as well as enterprise IT sites with the "Search" prefix, including SearchStorage.com.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$198.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.99
EBIT ($mm)
$32.52
Net Income ($mm)
$17.02
Employees
940
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Ticker: JP:4751
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc.
CyberAgent Inc. engages in Internet media and Internet advertising businesses. It also involves in the investment development business. They are currently expanding their business in the field of Internet, a leading industry of the 21st Century.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$141,111.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$21,121.00
EBIT ($mm)
$17,411.00
Net Income ($mm)
$8,523.00
Employees
2437
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Ticker: TSE:2433
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
Hakuhodo DY Group companies are committed to providing optimized solutions for advertisers, media companies and content holders in Japan and internationally. The company provides planning, production, marketing, public relations, and other services related to advertising in various media.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$12,689.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$491.78
EBIT ($mm)
$351.82
Net Income ($mm)
$208.98
Employees
23939
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: ENXTPA:IPS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos S.A
Ipsos ranks third in the global research industry. They have built a solid Group around a multi-specialist positioning – Media and advertising research; Marketing research; Client and employee relationship management; Opinion & social research; Mobile, Online, Offline data collection and delivery.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,188.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$216.16
EBIT ($mm)
$189.18
Net Income ($mm)
$130.45
Employees
17640
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Ticker: XTRA:GFK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GfK Group
GfK Group
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: ASX:APN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited
APN News & Media Limited is a leading provider of outdoor advertising in Australia and New Zealand. APN publishes almost 20 daily and more than 80 non-daily newspapers, as well as over 50 websites, mobile sites and apps across Australia and New Zealand.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$649.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$106.64
EBIT ($mm)
$85.81
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5340
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Ticker: ENXTPA:LOCAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Solocal Group
Solocal Group
SoLocal Group, European leader in local online communication, reveals local know-how, and boosts local revenues of businesses. The Internet activities of the Group are structured around two business lines: Local Search and Digital Marketing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$619.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.52
EBIT ($mm)
$154.92
Net Income ($mm)
$51.18
Employees
2515
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Ticker: JASDAQ:213
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iREP Co., Ltd.
IREP Co., Ltd. provides marketing services in Japan. It operates in two segments, Internet Marketing and Senior Marketing. The Internet Marketing segment engages in the sales agency business of listing advertisements in Japan for Yahoo Japan Corporation and Google, Inc.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$505.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.18
EBIT ($mm)
$8.91
Net Income ($mm)
$5.31
Employees
352
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: 4293
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd.
Septeni Holdings Co., Ltd. provides Internet advertising and media content businesses. The company offers Internet-based comprehensive marketing support services for corporate clients, including services marketing platforms for ad networks, cloud based CRM services and Web solutions.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$461.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.13
EBIT ($mm)
$16.27
Net Income ($mm)
$17.99
Employees
809
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.65
EBIT ($mm)
$18.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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Ticker: DGIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc.
Digital Generation, Inc. is the world's leading ad management and distribution platform. DG connects over 11,000 global advertisers and agencies with their targeted audiences through an expansive network of over 6,000 television broadcast stations and over 11,500 web publishers in 75 countries.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$385.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$103.07
EBIT ($mm)
$52.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat Ltd.
Salmat is a leading Australian marketing services business. They partner with their clients to help them with the constant pressure of acquiring and servicing their customers, week-in, week-out. With media, digital and customer service capabilities, Salmat has the right solutions for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$333.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.46
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$3.26
Employees
3000
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Ticker: BSE:532368
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited
Lycos Internet Limited has evolved from one of the first search engines on the web into a digital media powerhouse with three major divisions: LYCOS Media, LYCOS Advertising, and LYCOS Life (consumer products division). The company employs over 500 people working out of 24 offices worldwide.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$325.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.06
EBIT ($mm)
$88.24
Net Income ($mm)
$58.21
Employees
1000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:LTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valtech SA
Valtech SA
Valtech, based in London, is a global business transformation agency delivering innovation with a purpose. The company enables clients to anticipate tomorrow’s trends and connect more directly with consumers across their digital and physical touchpoints while optimizing time-to-market and ROI.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$213.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$13.44
EBIT ($mm)
$11.55
Net Income ($mm)
$3.52
Employees
1604
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