Like Exhibit Surveys Inc.

closed 5/5/2016 via PR Newswire

Freeman XP, acquired Exhibit Surveys Inc.

synopsis: Experiential marketing agency Freeman XP has acquired Exhibit Surveys, an award-winning market research and consulting firm. With over 50 years of success, Exhibit Surveys has benchmarked the event industry, providing unmatched quantitative knowledge as well as program-specific research and analytics expertise.
buyer parent: The Freeman Companies
buyer: Freeman XP
Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world's leading organizations. Freeman generates insights that define program strategies, target audiences and deliver messages that generate results."
target: Exhibit Surveys Inc.
Exhibit Surveys has developed unique diagnostic tools to provide guidance and sound recommendations to exhibitors, corporate event producers, consumer experiential event producers, association and for-profit trade show organizers, convention facilities and suppliers to the events marketing industry.
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closed 6/4/2015 via BusinessWire

SmithBucklin Corporation, acquired The Townsend Group

synopsis: SmithBucklin has acquired The Townsend Group, an exhibit and sponsorship sales and management organization for associations. The Townsend Group delivers sales results by developing media offerings and promotion opportunities, as well as implementing audience-engagement strategies and presenting offerings for potential advertisers and sponsors.
buyer: SmithBucklin Corporation
SmithBucklin is the world’s largest association management and professional services company. SmithBucklin offers management and outsourced services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user communities, charitable organizations, corporations and government institutes. "
target: The Townsend Group
The Townsend Group is an advertising, exhibit and sponsorship sales and management organization for associations that creates strategies that sell. Townsend offers print and online advertising, exhibition and sponsorship sales, as well as planning in publishing and media transformation.
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closed 12/18/2013 via AP - Associated Press

RLJ Equity Partners, acquired Naylor LLC

synopsis: RLJ Equity Partners, LLC, an RLJ portfolio company, announced its acquisition of Naylor, LLC, a leading provider of outsourced business and communications services for the North American association marketplace.
buyer parent: The RLJ Companies
buyer: RLJ Equity Partners
RLJ Equity Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on generating long-term capital appreciation by investing in profitable and growing businesses led by strong management teams. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Naylor LLC
Naylor provides customized communications and business services that include a full suite of print and digital media, event management, exchange event and related marketing and business services for over 450 associations in the United States and Canada.
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closed 10/2/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The Freeman Companies, acquired Convention Data Services

synopsis: Freeman®, the world’s leading provider of live events and brand experiences, announced that it has acquired Convention Data Services (CDS), a trusted event registration, business intelligence, and lead management company servicing top show organizers worldwide.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman is the world’s leading brand experience company. They help clients design and deliver immersive live experiences. Through comprehensive offerings including strategy, creative, logistics, digital, and event technology, Freeman helps increase audience engagement and drive business results. "
target: Convention Data Services
Convention Data Services ("CDS") is a trusted event registration, business intelligence, and lead management company servicing top show organizers worldwide. CDS has been serving the needs of leading show organizers for over 30 years, providing world-class event registration and digital services.
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closed 6/18/2008 via BNC Analysis

Global Events, acquired Paint The Town Red

synopsis: One of Europe's largest event agencies, Global Events, has acquired New York-based event marketing company Paint The Town Red as part of its international expansion. It's named Howard Givner, who founded Paint The Town Red in 1988, CEO of Global Events North America.
buyer: Global Events
Global Events was conceived as an integrated event organizer; in other words, the company is in charge of each and every aspect involved in the organization of an event. The firm has the capacity to offer a single person to work hand-in-hand with the client. "
target: Paint The Town Red
Paint The Town Red is a full-service event planning company serving a wide range of clients since 1988. With over 400 events per year and relationships with over 600 venues, we can help you plan and execute a truly memorable event that meets your style and budget.
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announced 3/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDX Innovation Corp., will acquire BEAT Gaming Corp.

synopsis: YDX Innovation Corp. has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the shares of BEAT Gaming Corp., an arm's length private Toronto-based esports organizer and management company. BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG.
buyer: YDX Innovation Corp. (TSXV:YDX:$1.58)
YDX Innovation Corp. is a technology company that develops products and services and is an expert in immersive technologies like Augmented and Virtual Reality, eSports events and Interactive Exhibitions under the following three divisions: Arkave VR Arena, YDreams Global, and Game On Festival. "
target: BEAT Gaming Corp.
BEAT is one of the leaders in Canadian esports with internationally recognized events in Dota 2, Overwatch, Quake and PUBG. In addition to running their own events, they provide consulting, tournament organization and marketing services out of Toronto, Ontario Canada.
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$0.57
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closed 10/21/2020 via PR Newswire

DCG ONE, acquired Vertigo Partners

synopsis: DCG ONE, one of the largest privately held marketing services providers on the West Coast, announced the acquisition of Vertigo Partners, LLC, a Stamford, Connecticut based qualitative market and user research firm.
buyer: DCG ONE
DCG ONE is one of the largest privately held marketing services providers on the West Coast. They service a variety of Fortune 500 companies and provides world-class marketing capabilities from print production to integrated fulfillment and data services to a full-service creative agency division. "
target: Vertigo Partners
Vertigo Partners, LLC is a Stamford, Connecticut based qualitative market and user research firm. They specialize in remote approaches to qualitative research that reduce timelines and cost without sacrificing quality.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group merged with AMO Strategic Advisors,

synopsis: French advertising agency Havas SA acquired a majority stake in Cicero Consulting Ltd., a U.K.-based public affairs and corporate communications consultancy. Cicero will be merged into Havas' global advisory network AMO and renamed Cicero/AMO.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: AMO Strategic Advisors
AMO is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. They provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises. "
target: Cicero-Group
Cicero is a full-service communications and market research agency. They design and deliver award-winning corporate, brand, political and regulatory campaigns across all major business sectors from their offices in London, Brussels and Dublin.
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closed 2/5/2020 via Company Press Release

Revel, acquired Borns B2B

synopsis: Revel, a company that specializes in building strong brands that grow manufacturing businesses, has acquired Borns B2B, a branding and marketing company designed specifically for business-to-business marketers.
buyer: Revel
Revel specializes in building strong brands that grow manufacturing businesses. Over the years, they have earned a reputation for delivering measurable ROI through their marketing strategy, brand building and marketing operations capabilities. "
target: Borns B2B
Borns B2B branding and marketing processes are designed for business-to-business marketers. Borns has helped clients market architectural products, biotech R&D services, capital equipment, contract manufacturing services, commercial lighting, industrial packaging, medical devices, and more.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Consensus Point, acquired Cipher Systems, LLC

synopsis: Consensus Point, a leading global provider of prediction market intelligence and analytics, acquired Cipher Systems, a competitive intelligence consulting firm that supports decision makers around the world. Cipher specializes in hard-to-answer strategic research questions, and can deliver the information you need to make better business decisions.
buyer: Consensus Point
Consensus Point is a leading global provider of prediction market research, analytics, and software to market research firms and Fortune 1000 brands. "
target: Cipher Systems, LLC
Cipher Systems is a competitive intelligence consulting firm that supports decision makers around the world. Cipher specializes in hard-to-answer strategic research questions, and can deliver the information you need to make better business decisions.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
price ($mm)
$245
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$87
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closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Gyro, acquired B2B International

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of B2B International, the world’s leading specialist business-to-business (B2B) market research company. B2B International will become part of gyro, the world’s first full-service global agency dedicated exclusively to B2B marketing.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Gyro
gyro is the world’s first full-service creative B2B powerhouse, with 17 offices in over 10 countries. The most awarded B2B agency on the planet, gryo was named the 2018 ANA B2B Agency of the Year as well as the 2016 Ad Age B2B Agency of the Year. "
target: B2B International
B2B International is the world’s leading specialist business-to-business (B2B) market research company. B2B International help clients to realise their strategic goals by making decisions which are driven by insights and intelligence.
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closed 8/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Critical Research, acquired Saville Rossiter-Base

synopsis: Critical Research has acquired B2B research specialist Saville Rossiter-Base. Based in the UK, Saville Rossiter-Base is a market research agency. Saville Rossiter-Base offers a wide range of research approaches across sectors including financial services and insurance, business services, retail, telecoms, travel and tourism, and media.
buyer: Critical Research
Critical is one of the UK’s leading independent specialist market research companies, offering sound experience in business, financial, and specialist consumer markets. Their online system has been developed to coincide with their CATI data collection procedures. "
target: Saville Rossiter-Base
Based in the United Kingdom, Saville Rossiter-Base is a B2B market research agency. Saville Rossiter-Base offers a wide range of research approaches across sectors including financial services and insurance, business services, retail, telecoms, travel and tourism, and media.
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closed 8/2/2017 via Company Press Release

PwC, acquired Optimisa Research

synopsis: PricewaterhouseCoopers announced that it has acquired the UK research business, Optimisa Research. Optimisa Research is a full service research agency with offices in London and Leeds and has over 30 years' experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative projects.
buyer: PwC
PwC’s accounting practice originated in London well over a century ago, and has expanded worldwide. PwC’s professional services include audit and assurance, tax and consulting that cover such areas as cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals and forensics. "
target: Optimisa Research
Optimisa Research is a full service research agency with offices in London and Leeds and has over 30 years' experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative projects. The company has an annual turnover of around £4m and employs forty-five staff.
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closed 8/29/2016 via Company Press Release

FARM, acquired Focused Marketing Associates

synopsis: Focused Marketing Associates (FMA), a more than 20-year-old Western New York-based strategic market research and business intelligence company, has been acquired by FARM, one of Western New York’s leading marketing agencies. In conjunction with the acquisition, FMA has evolved its brand, adopting the new name, Pathfinder.
buyer parent: Larry Robb
buyer: FARM
FARM operates as an integrated marketing communications agency. It offers market research, audience research, product development research, competitive analysis, data analytics, audits, and business intelligence services; and strategic business consulting, brand positioning and much more. "
target: Focused Marketing Associates
Focused Marketing Associates specializes in market research, business intelligence and business strategy for all facets of clients’ business including: operations, product development, sales and marketing, by guiding business forward through: market research, business intelligence, & data analytics.
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closed 2/2/2016 via PR Newswire

MarketResearch.com, Inc., acquired Freedonia Group Inc.

synopsis: MarketResearch.com, a leader of market research solutions and services, has completed its acquisition of The Freedonia Group, a global creator of reliable and unbiased industry research reports and consulting services for more than 30 years.
buyer parent: Freedonia Group Inc.
buyer: MarketResearch.com, Inc.
MarketResearch.com is the leading provider of global market intelligence products and services. MarketResearch.com offers instant online access to the world's most extensive database of expert insights on industries, companies, products, and trends. "
target: Freedonia Group Inc.
The Freedonia Group is a leading international business research company. It publishes industry market research studies, including industry analysis, product and market forecasts, industry trends, threats and opportunities, competitive strategies, market share determinations, and company profiles.
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closed 3/31/2015 via Market Wire

Mobiquity, Inc., acquired Morgan Clark & Company

synopsis: Mobiquity, a mobile engagement provider, announced it has acquired Amsterdam-based Morgan Clark & Company, a company focused on technology-enabled business consulting. Morgan Clark brings expertise and a proven track record of successful projects with clients in the finance, telecom & media and manufacturing & services industries.
buyer: Mobiquity, Inc.
Mobiquity, Inc. is a professional services firm that partners with enterprises to design, build, deploy and analyze innovative mobile solutions that transform business processes and deliver real ROI. "
target: Morgan Clark & Company
With a focus on enterprise technologies, business consulting and project leadership, Morgan Clark brings expertise and a proven track record of successful projects with clients in the finance, telecom & media and manufacturing & services industries.
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closed 4/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Survey Sampling, Inc., acquired MRops

synopsis: Survey Sampling, Inc. (SSI) has purchased the majority of assets of MRops, an industry-leading provider of end-to-end market research operations services to management consulting firms and market research agencies.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Survey Sampling, Inc.
Survey Sampling, Inc. ("SSI") is the premier global provider of sampling, data collection and data analytic solutions for survey research. SSI reaches respondents in 100+ countries via Internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed access offerings. "
target: MRops
Founded in January 2007, MRops specializes in business-to-business research, executive interviewing, statistical services and sampling solutions. The company has approximately 200 employees across offices in North America,
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closed 7/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Sapiens International Corporation N.V., acquired Knowledge Partners International LLC

synopsis: Sapiens International Corporation, a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector, announced it has acquired Knowledge Partners International, a pioneer and recognized leader in decision management consultancy, services and training.
buyer parent: The Asseco Group
buyer: Sapiens International Corporation N.V. (SPNS:$367.96)
Sapiens International Corporation is a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector. Sapiens offers solutions to the global general insurance, property and casualty, life and annuities markets, among others."
target: Knowledge Partners International LLC
Knowledge Partners International, LLC (KPI) has been a recognized leader in Business Rules services, solutions, and training since its inception in 1996. KPI was founded by Barbara von Halle who is one of the first pioneers to propose and practice the Business Rules Approach as it is defined today.
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announced 1/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, will acquire Oasis Insights

synopsis: WPP-owned Kantar is buying a majority stake in Oasis Insights, a full service market research consultancy based in Karachi, Pakistan. Oasis Insights specialises in brand tracking, consumer and segmentation studies, along with NPD, media and ad research across a wide range of industries.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: The Kantar Group
Kantar is the information, insight and consultancy division of the WPP group, bringing together the world's largest survey research capability with the hottest and most creative brand strategy and development consultancies. "
target: Oasis Insights
Oasis Insights is a full service market research consultancy. It specialises in brand tracking, consumer and segmentation studies, along with NPD, media and ad research across a wide range of industries such as the telecoms, financial services, automotive and oil and gas sectors.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/5/2016 via PR Newswire

Freeman XP, acquired Exhibit Surveys Inc.

synopsis: Experiential marketing agency Freeman XP has acquired Exhibit Surveys, an award-winning market research and consulting firm. With over 50 years of success, Exhibit Surveys has benchmarked the event industry, providing unmatched quantitative knowledge as well as program-specific research and analytics expertise.
buyer parent: The Freeman Companies
buyer: Freeman XP
Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world's leading organizations. Freeman generates insights that define program strategies, target audiences and deliver messages that generate results."
target: Exhibit Surveys Inc.
Exhibit Surveys has developed unique diagnostic tools to provide guidance and sound recommendations to exhibitors, corporate event producers, consumer experiential event producers, association and for-profit trade show organizers, convention facilities and suppliers to the events marketing industry.
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closed 7/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Freeman XP, acquired BaAM Productions

synopsis: Freeman XP, the leading global provider of brand experiences, has acquired BaAM, a creative production company specializing in the unique requirements of high-profile and large scale sports, cultural, and entertainment projects. BaAM's clients include the Invictus Games, Amazon, the Kansas City Royals, La Lune Rouge, FIFA, Aramark, and more.
buyer parent: The Freeman Companies
buyer: Freeman XP
FreemanXP is a global brand experience agency that empowers brands through personalized experiences. From strategy and creative to digital, event technology and logistics, they create personalized experiences to meet the changing demands of a global audience. "
target: BaAM Productions
BaAM is a creative production company specializing in the unique requirements of high-profile and large scale sports, cultural, and entertainment projects. Their clients include the Invictus Games, the International Olympic Committee, Amazon, the Kansas City Royals, La Lune Rouge, FIFA, and more.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Freeman XP, acquired Fusion Brand Experiences

synopsis: Freeman XP, the leading global provider of brand experiences, announced the acquisition of Fusion Brand Experiences, a boutique agency known for its strategic communications and marketing expertise. Fusion is a brand experience agency that energizes brands by ensuring they are valued and understood.
buyer parent: The Freeman Companies
buyer: Freeman XP
FreemanXP is a global brand experience agency that empowers brands through personalized experiences. From strategy and creative to digital, event technology and logistics, they create personalized experiences to meet the changing demands of a global audience. "
target: Fusion Brand Experiences
Fusion Brand Experiences a brand experience agency that energizes brands by ensuring they are valued and understood. They help companies leverage their brand to improve sales, increase brand awareness and emphasize what sets them apart from their competition.
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closed 5/5/2016 via PR Newswire

Freeman XP, acquired Exhibit Surveys Inc.

synopsis: Experiential marketing agency Freeman XP has acquired Exhibit Surveys, an award-winning market research and consulting firm. With over 50 years of success, Exhibit Surveys has benchmarked the event industry, providing unmatched quantitative knowledge as well as program-specific research and analytics expertise.
buyer parent: The Freeman Companies
buyer: Freeman XP
Freeman uses the power of integrated digital and live brand experiences to move markets, connect people, support growth and generate revenues for the world's leading organizations. Freeman generates insights that define program strategies, target audiences and deliver messages that generate results."
target: Exhibit Surveys Inc.
Exhibit Surveys has developed unique diagnostic tools to provide guidance and sound recommendations to exhibitors, corporate event producers, consumer experiential event producers, association and for-profit trade show organizers, convention facilities and suppliers to the events marketing industry.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Frank PR, acquired Frank PR

synopsis: Frank, a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations, has completed a management buyout from Enero Group, taking back 100% ownership of the UK PR firm. The deal sees Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier acquire the remaining 75% held by Enero.
buyer: Frank PR
The management buyout was led by Frank co-founder and chairman Graham Goodkind and MD Alex Grier. "
target parent: Enero Group Limited
target: Frank PR
Frank is a creative agency that helps brands lead, drive and own conversations. They specialize in consumer PR, social media and online PR, events, experiential, content marketing, brand communication, and more.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

inurface media LTD, acquired EventsTag and We Are Interact

synopsis: Inurace, an end-to-end digital signage solutions provider that has worked with some of the best-known retail brands, has acquired We Are Interact and EventsTag. We Are Interact brings with it a specially developed software platform and experience of a number of large-scale events. EventsTag specializes in creating event content for brands.
buyer: inurface media LTD
inurface Media, launched in 2012, is an end-to-end digital signage solutions provider who has worked with New Look, Boots and Dr. Martens, among others. inurface media work in close collaboration with some of the world’s biggest brands to capture and retain audience attention. "
target parent: Mercia Asset Management PLC
target: EventsTag and We Are Interact
Based in the UK, EventsTag specializes in creating topical, entertaining and engaging event content for brands and integrating it with social media platforms for maximum reach. We Are Interact are disrupting the attractions industry by building a platform of digital interactions for physical spaces.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Wire Media Limited merged with John Doe,

synopsis: Wire has merged with John Doe, a UK-based creative agency. Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
buyer: John Doe
John Doe is a UK-based creative agency. John Doe builds brands recognised for who they are and why they matter. They help brands to communicate their reason for being across channels and across the country. Their services include PR, advertising, digital, content, and experiential. "
target: Wire Media Limited
Wire is a creative marketing and PR agency in the UK. Wire helps their clients to achieve their business goals, improve brand awareness, and drive exceptional engagement. They offer PR, experiential, digital marketing, and design services.
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announced 12/23/2020 via Company Press Release

One Experience, will acquire Livestory

synopsis: One Experience, a private venue broker, approved the acquisition of the company Livestory, a communications company with over 20 years of experience that specializes in phygital, or physical and digital, communication.
buyer: One Experience (ENXTPA:MLOEX:$1.06)
One Experience, based in France, is a company that specializes in offering customers private venues where they can hold meetings, business conferences, parties, team building exercises, and the like. Each of the venues that One Experience offers is personalized for its guests. "
target parent: Manifestory
target: Livestory
Livestory, based in France, has spent over 20 years working in communications for all sorts of different clients. Specializing in phygital communications, the Livestory team has spent more than half their lives working with customers, who are treated like family.
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closed 12/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sid Lee, acquired Denizen

synopsis: Sid Lee, a creative agency based in Canada, has acquired Denizen, a social media creative agency that aims to make the social web a better place for brands and users. Denizen creates social campaign that helps their clients to expand their brand's social presence. Their services include creative development, production, experiential and more.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Sid Lee
Sid Lee is a leading creative agency based in Canada. Sid Lee creates transformative consumer experiences for brands across all contact points. They offer offer commercial creativity services in the fields of branding, digital and social marketing, advertising, experiential, and more. "
target: Denizen
Denizen is a social media creative agency that aims to make the social web a better place for brands and users. Denizen creates social campaign that helps their clients to expand their brand's social presence. Their services include creative development, production, experiential and more.
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closed 11/18/2020 via PR Newswire

A.P. Keaton, acquired PASK Productions

synopsis: A.P. Keaton, an award-winning full-service marketing agency, has acquired PASK Productions, a diversified marketing agency. PASK Productions specializes in planning and managing large and small experiential projects. The agency focuses on brand enhancement utilizing conceptual design, media tactics, event marketing and production management.
buyer: A.P. Keaton
A.P. Keaton is a New York-based full-service boutique marketing agency that works with top brands in a variety of categories, including alcoholic beverages, hospitality, lifestyle, cannabis and more. Their clients include Diageo, Pernod-Ricard, Bacardi, Moet Hennessy, AB InBev, Rolex and many more. "
target: PASK Productions
PASK Productions is a diversified marketing agency. PASK Productions specializes in planning and managing large and small experiential projects. The agency focuses on brand enhancement utilizing conceptual design, media tactics, event marketing and production management.
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closed 11/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Afry Group, acquired Lexter

synopsis: Lexter is acquired by Efterklang - part of the AFRY Group. Lexter is a Stockholm-based internationally leading and award-winning agency in sound architecture, audio branding, sound content and conceptual sound design. Lexter will its name to Efterklang, part of AFRY.
buyer: Afry Group (OM:AF B:$2,215.45)
AFRY is an international engineering, design and advisory company. They support their clients to progress in sustainability and digitalisation. They are 17,000 devoted experts within the fields of infrastructure, industry and energy. "
target: Lexter
Lexter is a Stockholm-based internationally leading and award-winning agency in sound architecture, audio branding, sound content and conceptual sound design. They design innovative sound experiences and environments for public and digital spaces.
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closed 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

Groundswell Experiential, acquired Pro-Ject

synopsis: Groundswell Experiential, an experiential marketing company, has acquired Pro-Ject Innovations, Inc., an experiential marketing, sponsorship consulting, and proprietary events company. Pro-Ject builds unforgettable experiences that connects audiences to brands. Their events enable brands to increase their sales and awareness.
buyer: Groundswell Experiential
Groundswell Experiential is an experiential marketing company. Groundswell Experiential generates waves of influence by crafting authentic and shareable brand experiences. They design experiences that drive participation and build meaningful connections between brands and consumers. "
target: Pro-Ject
Pro-Ject is an experiential marketing, sponsorship consulting, and proprietary events company. Pro-Ject builds unforgettable experiences that connects audiences to brands. Their experiential and proprietary events enable brands to get in front of their end-users to increase sales and awareness.
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Muzlab, acquired Market Music

synopsis: Russian music streaming service for business Muzlab has acquired Belarus-born Market Music, which offers audio marketing and digital signage systems. The acquisition gives Moscow-based Muzlab ownership of Market Music’s suite of complementary products, over 8,000 new retail outlets, and technologies.
buyer: Muzlab
Based in Moscow, Muzlab is an audio streaming service for businesses. They create playlists - automatically, independently or using music editors. For example, the service team programs music streams that control customer behavior to help to increase the average bill. "
target: Market Music
Belarus-born Market Music offers audio marketing and digital signage systems. Market Music was initially founded in Minsk, Belarus, in 2012, and currently works in 4 countries: Russia (where it moved headquarters to in 2013), Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
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closed 7/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Influence Marketing, acquired Fervent Events

synopsis: Canada-based Influence Marketing has acquired Fervent Events Inc. Headquartered in Toronto, Fervent Events is an experiential marketing agency that creates non-traditional marketing campaigns that engage target markets directly. This acquisition provides increased depth and breadth of marketing services available to clients from both agencies.
buyer: Influence Marketing
Canada-based Influence Marketing creates immersive brand experiences in-field, amplifies them on-line, and drives purchase in-store. Influence Marketing helps clients engage consumers through innovative campaigns strategically designed to influence purchase decisions. "
target: Fervent Events
Fervent Events is a Canadian experiential marketing agency that creates, develops, and executes non-traditional marketing campaigns that engage target markets directly. The company specializes in creating live brand experiences hinged on face-to-face interactions and out of the box approaches.
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closed 5/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grand Marketing Solutions, acquired Barton Event Management

synopsis: Grand Marketing Solutions (GMS) has acquired Barton Event Management, a full-service resource for event management, marketing, and onsite logistics execution with a unique specialty in faith-based and religious events. GMS officials said the acquisition adds virtual event strategy to the company's portfolio.
buyer: Grand Marketing Solutions
Grand Marketing Solutions (GMS) is a full-service Marketing Agency in the local, national, and global markets. GMS' services include Strategics, Social Media, Email Marketing, Forecast Marketing, Web Development, Consulting, Research, and Branding. "
target: Barton Event Management
Barton Event Management (BEM) is a full-service resource for event management, marketing, and onsite logistics execution with a unique specialty in faith-based and religious events. BEM is devoted to growing its clients' events with marketing, sales, and publicity tactics that generate revenue.
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closed 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enigma Communication, acquired Born & Raised

synopsis: Enigma Communication, one of Australia’s largest independent agencies, has acquired Born & Raised, an Australian brand and design agency. Born & Raised creates and celebrates brands, extracting their potential to make them matter more to their audiences. The agency offers services for brand identity, content production, experiential, and more.
buyer: Enigma Communication
Enigma Communication is a full service creative and media agency in Australia. Enigma provides creative ideas that help put their client's business ahead of the crowd. Their four areas of specialty include advertising, media, public relations, and branding. "
target: Born & Raised
Born & Raised is an Australian brand and design agency. Born & Raised creates and celebrates brands, extracting their potential to make them matter more to their audiences. The agency offers services for brand identity, brand architecture, content planning and production, experiential, and more.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stadiumred Group, acquired Creative Riff

synopsis: Stadiumred Group, a global marketing and communications holding company, has acquired Creative Riff, an experiential marketing agency focusing on elevating strategic concepts through events, digital, social, PR, partnerships, and media. Creative Riff collaborates with brands to strategically choreograph and artfully build unique experiences.
buyer: Stadiumred Group
Stadiumred Group is a global marketing and communications holding company. Stadiumred Group offers a unique approach to marketing and building companies. The group operates companies in marketing verticals ranging from branding, creative, digital advertising, experiential marketing, and beyond. "
target: Creative Riff
Creative Riff is an experiential marketing agency focusing on elevating strategic concepts through events, digital, social, PR, partnerships, and media. Creative Riff collaborates with brands to strategically choreograph and artfully build unique experiences that yield tangible results.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quad/Graphics, acquired Apple Tree Group

synopsis: Quad/Graphics, Inc., a global marketing services provider, has acquired Apple Tree Group, a strategic and creative agency specializing in point-of-sale advertising innovation for some of the world’s best-known brands. Apple Tree, which is based in Mexico City, serves clients around the world.
buyer: Quad/Graphics (QUAD:$3,923.40)
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: Apple Tree Group
Apple Tree Group is a strategic and creative agency specializing in point-of-sale advertising innovation for some of the world’s best-known brands. Apple Tree, which is based in Mexico City, serves clients around the world.
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closed 1/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Tapaus, acquired Eventyr AB

synopsis: The Nordics’ largest event marketing agency TAPAUS Ltd. strengthens its capabilities – particularly in employee events ­­– by acquiring Stockholm-based event agency Eventyr Ltd. Founded in 1995, Eventyr is a widely awarded event marketing agency made up of 32 event professionals.
buyer: Tapaus
Based in Finland, Tapaus is an event agency that creates a platform for the business and customers. They create a common ground where people can truly connect, build trust, and get people excited with real encounters. "
target: Eventyr AB
Eventyr Ltd is Sweden’s leading event agency. Founded in 1995, Eventyr is a widely awarded event marketing agency made up of 32 event professionals. Eventyr’s Managing Director Sofi Franzén was named Sweden’s CEO of the Year in 2018.
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closed 12/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

Havas, acquired Shobiz

synopsis: Havas Group, one of the world’s largest global communications groups, has acquired Shobiz, a multidisciplinary experiential communications agency in India. Shobiz delivers engaging and memorable experiential brand solutions that impact their clients businesses.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Havas (ENXTPA:HAV:$2,703.63)
Based in France, Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups. Havas has a fully integrated model through its Havas Villages around the world. In these Villages, creative, media and healthcare & wellness teams work together, ensuring agility and seamless experiences for clients. "
target: Shobiz
Shobiz is a multidisciplinary experiential communications agency in India. Shobiz delivers engaging and memorable experiential brand solutions that impact their clients businesses. The agency’s strengths include strategic planning, creative, graphic design, audience acquisition, and more.
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closed 11/7/2019 via BusinessWire

Acceleration Community of Companies, acquired MKG and Pink Sparrow

synopsis: Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) has acquired award-winning national creative agency MKG and Pink Sparrow, a leading national design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments.
buyer: Acceleration Community of Companies
Composed of acquired marketing, media and communications agencies and complemented by an advisory service, Acceleration Community of Companies (ACC) was created to guide and advise clients to move quickly and more efficiently with their branding, marketing and media decisions. "
target: MKG and Pink Sparrow
MKG is an award-winning creative agency specializing in brand experiences. Pink Sparrow is a design and fabrication shop specializing in experiential environments. They both have offices in New York City and Los Angeles.
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announced 10/1/2019 via PR Newswire

Blume Media Group Inc., will acquire Agency ETA

synopsis: Blume Media Group Inc., a leader in content creation, live streaming and digital media, will acquire Agency ETA, a full service advertising and marketing agency. Agency ETA creates high-quality, award-winning campaigns that produce measurable results for their clients.
buyer: Blume Media Group Inc.
Blume is a leader in content creation, live streaming and digital media. Blume helps content creators, sports leagues, concert promoters, broadcasters, OTTs, and distributors to create, engage, transform, localize, and distribute content to audiences around the world. "
target: Agency ETA
Agency ETA is a full service advertising and marketing agency. Agency ETA creates high-quality, award-winning campaigns that produce measurable results for their clients. Agency ETA has expertise in brand development, social media, public relations, event marketing, and more.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

EMH Partners GmbH, acquired AVANTGARDE Gesellschaft für Kommunikation

synopsis: Funds advised by EMH Partners invest in the Brand Experience market segment and acquire a majority stake in AVANTGARDE Gesellschaft für Kommunikation. Munich-based AVANTGARDE is a global provider of brand experiences providing strategic branding advice. For international customers,
buyer: EMH Partners GmbH
EMH Partners is a European entrepreneurial entrepreneur. The next generation of private equity companies bridges the gap between venture capital and buyout funds by supporting the growth of medium-sized companies with capital and digitalization expertise. "
target: AVANTGARDE Gesellschaft für Kommunikation
Munich-based AVANTGARDE is a global provider of brand experiences providing strategic branding advice. For international customers, AVANTGARDE creates innovative brand experiences that create unique moments for consumers.
price ($mm)
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$88
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0.0x
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closed 9/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

FC2, acquired Mondial Events

synopsis: FC2, a French event agency whose integrated graphic studio, composed of multidisciplinary talents, conceives and produces creative content, acquired Mondial Events, a French, independent event and event marketing agency that can be relied upon when expected to, and surprise clients unexpectedly.
buyer: FC2
Headquartered in France, FC2 is an event agency whose integrated graphic studio, composed of multidisciplinary talents, conceives and produces creative content which relate the best of their clients’ messages using sounds, texts, images and emotions. "
target: Mondial Events
Mondial Events is a French, independent event and event marketing agency. From design to implementation and logistical organization, Mondial Events can be relied upon when expected to, and surprise clients unexpectedly. Choosing Mondial means opting for coherence that leads to something unexpected.
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