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closed 8/24/2016 via Crain's BtoB

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Precision Dialogue

synopsis: Print, Digital and Supply Chain Solutions company, R.R. Donnelley has acquired Precision Dialogue, an insights driven, multi-channel customer engagement firm from, the middle market private equity firm, Kirtland Capital Partners.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
R.R. Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and increase compliance. "
target parent: Kirtland Capital Partners
target: Precision Dialogue
Precision Dialogue is focused on delivering the promise of customer engagement to drive win/win relationships between brands and the customers they serve. They embrace emerging technologies and platforms, seek strategic acquisitions and partner with tech-savvy entrepreneurs.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, acquired MeMo2

synopsis: UK-based insights and consulting firm Kantar has acquired cross-media effectiveness tracking company MeMo2. Headquartered in Amsterdam, MeMo2 creates automated cross-media effectiveness measurement tools that can monitor real-time consumer behaviour, including retail traffic, out-of-home exposures, and large sports events.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
UK-based Kantar is the world’s leading data-driven analytics and brand consulting group. Kantar works alongside clients to create strategies that improve brand awareness, attract more consumers, increase brand penetration, create financial success, and grow peoples’ confidence in public services. "
target: MeMo2
Based in the Netherlands, MeMo2 is a leader in advanced cross media research and analytics. The company's analytics, communication research, and innovative data science capabilities are designed to bring immediate transparency and control to improve ROI and Return On Advertising Spend levels.
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announced 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cint AB, will acquire GapFish GmbH

synopsis: Cint Group AB, the global software leader in digital insights gathering, entered into a definitive agreement and completed the acquisition of 91 per cent of the shares in GapFish GmbH. GapFish is a Berlin-based market research company that operates the world’s largest ISO-certified online panel community for the DACH region.
buyer parent: Nordic Capital
buyer: Cint AB
Headquartered in Sweden, Cint is a global software leader in digital insights gathering. The Cint platform automates the insights gathering process so that companies can gain access to insights faster with unparalleled scale. "
target parent: Innofact AG
target: GapFish GmbH
GapFish is a Berlin-based market research company that operates the world’s largest ISO-certified online panel community for the DACH region. GapFish is the market-leader with over 500,000 highly profiled, double-opt in, premium quality research respondents across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
price ($mm)
$31*
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$10
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$2
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3.5x
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21.8x
closed 4/14/2021 via PR Newswire

Material+, acquired Aruliden LLC

synopsis: Material, an integrated marketing services company, has acquired Aruliden, an award-winning global design agency that specializes in building purposeful brands from product to launch. Material's unique combination of insights-led consulting and technology-driven marketing services will expand Aruliden's front-end and back-end offerings.
buyer parent: Tailwind Capital Partners
buyer: Material+
Material is a leading integrated marketing services company that leverages deep human understanding to help brands deliver material outcomes and experiences for their customers and the communities they serve. The company helps B2B and B2C brands put insights into action and create work with impact. "
target: Aruliden LLC
Aruliden is an award-winning global design agency that specializes in building purposeful brands from product to launch. Aruliden services include design research, market & consumer insights, brand strategy, brand identity, art direction, communications, product design & development, and more.
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closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd, acquired Nudge.co.za

synopsis: South African independent management and technology consulting firm, IQbusiness, announced that it has acquired innovative insights agency, nudge, as part of a targeted merger and acquisition (M&A) strategy to ramp up organic growth and diversify its offering.
buyer: The IQ Business Group (Pty) Ltd
IQbusiness is the leading independent management consulting firm in South Africa, helping clients overcome their business challenges and achieve sustainable growth. Since 1998, they have been enabling cleints to take their products to market faster, improve customer satisfaction, and more. "
target: Nudge.co.za
Nudge is South Africa's fastest growing online market research company. They are experts at digital market research and specifically Branded Insight Communities and Branded Short-term Panels.
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closed 1/14/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Porch Group, Inc., acquired V12 Data

synopsis: Porch, a leading vertical software company reinventing the home services industry, has acquired V12, a modern marketing platform that blends data, technology and analytics to drive accelerated results. V12 combines rich data assets with robust technology to provide brands with customer acquisition and retention solutions to achieve maximum ROI.
buyer: Porch Group, Inc. (PRCH:$72.05)
Seattle-based Porch Group, the vertical software platform for the home, provides software and services to more than 10,500 home services companies such as home inspectors, moving companies, real estate agencies, utility companies, and warranty companies. "
target: V12 Data
V12 is a modern marketing platform that blends data, technology and analytics to drive accelerated results. V12 combines rich data assets with robust technology to provide brands with end-to-end customer acquisition and retention solutions to achieve maximum ROI.
price ($mm)
$22
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announced 11/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Genius Brands International, Inc, will acquire ChizComm Ltd

synopsis: Genius Brands International, Inc., a global brand management company that creates and licenses multimedia entertainment content for children, is to acquire ChizComm Ltd., a leading North American marketing and media agency, as well as ChizComm Beacon Media, its best-in-class media research, planning and buying division.
buyer: Genius Brands International, Inc (GNUS:$1.92)
Genius Brands International, Inc. is a leading global kids media company developing, producing, marketing and licensing branded children’s entertainment properties and consumer products for media and retail distribution. "
target: ChizComm Ltd
ChizComm is Canada's full-service marketing and communications agency, specializing in the strategy and execution of public relations, digital marketing, social media, and creative services. They cultivate long-lasting, impactful connections between consumers and brands across a range of industries.
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$13
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closed 10/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Thesis Agency, acquired Bonfire Marketing

synopsis: Thesis, a full-service digital agency, has acquired Bonfire Marketing, a digital content marketing agency. Bonfire Marketing specializes in account-based marketing for SaaS, hardware technology, and health and wellness. Their core specialties include marketing research, SEO, content development, social media, and more.
buyer: Thesis Agency
Thesis is a full-service digital agency that helps clients to connect with their audiences in many ways. Thesis creates neatly tailored messages that people care to engage with. They offer services for email, digital and brand design, social media, SEO, web design and more. "
target: Bonfire Marketing
Bonfire Marketing is a digital content marketing agency. Bonfire Marketing specializes in account-based marketing for SaaS, hardware technology, and health and wellness. Their core specialties include marketing research, SEO, content development, social media, and more.
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closed 10/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Corporate Document Services Ltd, acquired Simpleusability Ltd

synopsis: SimpleUsability, a Yorkshire-headquartered behavioral research company that helps brands to understand the needs of their customers, has been acquired by CDS (Corporate Document Services ). The joining of the two firms will broaden CDS’s client proposition by strengthening its in-house behavioral insight offering.
buyer: Corporate Document Services Ltd
Corporate Document Services (CDS) is a UK-based communications agency. that applies intelligent thinking to transform communications and experiences across creative, digital, print and technology. "
target: Simpleusability Ltd
SimpleUsability is a Yorkshire-headquartered behavioral research company that helps brands to understand the needs of their customers. SimpleUsability works with major brands, helping them understand the people who use their products and services through market research and usability.
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

The Allant Group, Inc., acquired CMO Labs

synopsis: Allant Group has acquired CMO Labs, a provider of marketing intelligence, analytics, and Customer Data Platform Blueprint and Insights services. The acquisition allows both organizations to provide a broader range of offerings to their combined customers while continuing to provide top-notch customer service and drive marketing ROI.
buyer parent: VntCap
buyer: The Allant Group, Inc.
Allant is a recognized leader in data-driven marketing solutions. The company delivers data, robust insights, and technology services allowing brands to understand their customers, optimize their marketing spend, and provide exceptional experiences. "
target: CMO Labs
CMO Labs is a customer data company that drives strategy and implementation for marketing data, insights, decisions, and activations. The company integrates leading Customer Data Platforms and Analytics technologies to drive high-performing and efficient marketing programs.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BusinessWire

MaritzCX merged with InMoment, Inc,

synopsis: InMoment and MaritzCX, recognized market leaders and proven innovators in the global customer experience (CX) sector, have merged. The combined company will serve 90 percent of the world’s automotive companies, eight out of 10 of the leading banks, nearly 20 percent of the top 50 retailers, and 40 percent of the top hospitality companies.
buyer parent: Madison Dearborn Partners
buyer: InMoment, Inc
InMoment helps organizations deliver more valuable and inspiring experiences to their customers and employees at every moment in their journey. The company's Experience Intelligence (XI) platform continually analyzes and evaluates enterprise experience data and customer feedback. "
target parent: Maritz, Inc.
target: MaritzCX
MaritzCX is the leader in experience management for big business, and includes customer experience (CX), employee experience (EX), and patient experience. The company combines experience management software, data and research science, and deep vertical market expertise to accelerate client success.
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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 2/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, acquired Colmar Brunton Pty Limited

synopsis: Research and consulting company Kantar has acquired fellow research company Colmar Brunton in its first move since it was spun off from WPP. As part of the acquisition, Colmar Brunton, which specialises in sensory, customer and governmental research, will be fully integrated into Kantar and the brand retired in Australia. 
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide. "
target: Colmar Brunton Pty Limited
Colmar Brunton is New Zealand's best known insights and market research agency. Colmar Brunton specialises in sensory, customer and governmental research, and operates from offices in Auckland and New Zealand.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired ABN Impact

synopsis: InSites Consulting, one of the world’s most innovative insight agencies, announced its acquisition of Asian online insight community innovator ABN Impact. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
buyer: InSites Consulting
InSites Consulting is a next generation insights agency stretching the boundaries of marketing research since 1997. InSites Consulting is a pioneer in empowering brands to take better and faster decisions with consumer insights at the core. "
target: ABN Impact
ABN Impact is an online insight community innovator. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ABN Impact has established itself as the reference agency across Asia for delivering continuous customer insights through insight communities.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Vision Integrated Graphics, acquired SourceLink, Inc.

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Vision Integrated Graphics Group LLC, has acquired SourceLink, a Direct Marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, Illinois that utilizes data intelligence and an omni-channel approach to maximize return on investment for clients through improved customer response and conversion.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Vision Integrated Graphics
Vision is a leading provider of tech-enabled, data-driven marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement for Fortune 1000 customers. The Company provides personalized, turnkey marketing solutions which generate high returns on investment. "
target parent: Aterian Investment Partners
target: SourceLink, Inc.
SourceLink is a Direct Marketing agency headquartered in Chicago, Illinois that utilizes data intelligence and an omni-channel approach to maximize return on investment for clients through improved customer response and conversion.
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closed 11/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Infutor Data Solutions, acquired Dunn Data Company

synopsis: Infutor, the expert in data-driven consumer identity management, has acquired Dunn Data Company, a New York-based direct marketing industry leader in database development and customer acquisition strategies. They specialize in consumer identity, demographic, lifestyle, and affinity attribute solutions.
buyer: Infutor Data Solutions
Infutor is the expert in data-driven consumer identity management. They focus on enabling brands to instantly gain access to the most complete and accurate information about consumers, exactly when they need it, to make informed marketing and risk mitigation decisions. "
target: Dunn Data Company
Dunn Data Company is a New York-based direct marketing industry leader in database development and customer acquisition strategies. They specialize in consumer identity, demographic, lifestyle, and affinity attribute solutions.
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closed 11/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bastion Collective, acquired dogsbollocks5

synopsis: Bastion Collective, the largest independent communications group in Australia, has acquired db5 (Dogsbollocks5), a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications.
buyer: Bastion Collective
Bastion Collective is a unique group of leading marketing and communications businesses that offer a powerful mix of expertise. "
target: dogsbollocks5
Dogsbollocks5 (db5) is a consumer insights and strategy consultancy specializing in quantitative and qualitative research, brand strategy, innovation and communications. At their core they believe the right data (big or otherwise) and insights are the key to transforming brands and businesses.
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closed 9/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Blue Field Agency, acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research

synopsis: Blue Field Agency, a Dutch marketing firm, has acquired Totta Data Lab and Totta Research from Totta Group, a Dutch Holding company. Totta Data Lab is a Dutch data science scale-up specialized in AI, Voice & machine learning. Totta Research is a Dutch marketing research company that helps customers with determining the behavior of their audiences.
buyer: Blue Field Agency
Headquartered in the Netherlands, Bluefield collects data and turns it into information for actionable business insights. It takes data analyses to the next level by combining hard kpi-driven marketing data with soft(er) marketing research data towards the effects on business performance. "
target parent: Totta Group NV
target: Totta Data Lab and Totta Research
Totta Data Lab is a Dutch data science scale-up specialized in AI, Voice & machine learning techniques. Totta Research is a Dutch marketing research company that helps customers with determining the behavior of their audiences. The companies belong to Totta Group, a Dutch Holding company.
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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 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

InSites Consulting, acquired Join the Dots

synopsis: InSites Consulting, a UK company that is continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research for deeper engagement, more inspiration, and longer lasting impact, has acquired Join the Dots, a UK innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency that gets brands closer to consumers and their cultures.
buyer: InSites Consulting
Based in the UK, InSites Consulting is continuously pushing the boundaries of marketing research for deeper engagement, more inspiration, and longer lasting impact. They help clients connect with consumers all over the world, combining consistency and efficiency with local flavor and context. "
target: Join the Dots
Headquartered in the UK, Join the Dots is an innovative, award-winning consumer insight agency that gets brands closer to consumers and their cultures. Their approach brings together rigorous primary research with the latest thinking in psychology, behavioral economics and consumer trends.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Crain's BtoB

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Precision Dialogue

synopsis: Print, Digital and Supply Chain Solutions company, R.R. Donnelley has acquired Precision Dialogue, an insights driven, multi-channel customer engagement firm from, the middle market private equity firm, Kirtland Capital Partners.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
R.R. Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and increase compliance. "
target parent: Kirtland Capital Partners
target: Precision Dialogue
Precision Dialogue is focused on delivering the promise of customer engagement to drive win/win relationships between brands and the customers they serve. They embrace emerging technologies and platforms, seek strategic acquisitions and partner with tech-savvy entrepreneurs.
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closed 11/26/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Precision Dialogue, acquired Hub Marketing Solutions

synopsis: Kirtland Capital Partners and Precision Dialogue announced the acquisition of Hub Marketing Solutions, a leading provider of marketing data management and business intelligence solutions designed to enable dialogue-based customer management strategies.
buyer parent: Kirtland Capital Partners
buyer: Precision Dialogue
Precision Dialogue is focused on delivering the promise of customer engagement to drive win/win relationships between brands and the customers they serve. They embrace emerging technologies and platforms, seek strategic acquisitions and partner with tech-savvy entrepreneurs. "
target: Hub Marketing Solutions
Hub Marketing Solutions is a leading provider of marketing data management and business intelligence solutions designed to enable dialogue-based customer management strategies.
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closed 10/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Paragon Group UK Limited, purchased Global Document Solutions Business from R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company

synopsis: Paragon Group, the leading provider of Customer Communications, Identification and Graphics Services in Europe, has acquired R.R. Donnelley's Global Document Solutions (GDS) business. The GDS business provides document management services and solutions.
buyer: Paragon Group UK Limited
Paragon Group is a UK-based international organisation providing Customer Communications, Identification and Graphics services. Paragon operates three divisions that provide general customer solutions, specialization in RFID solutions, and design and print services to businesses and consumers. "
seller: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
R.R. Donnelley (RRD) is a leading global provider of multichannel business communications services and marketing solutions. The Global Document Solutions (GDS) business provides document management services and solutions.
price ($mm)
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$270
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closed 8/24/2016 via Crain's BtoB

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Precision Dialogue

synopsis: Print, Digital and Supply Chain Solutions company, R.R. Donnelley has acquired Precision Dialogue, an insights driven, multi-channel customer engagement firm from, the middle market private equity firm, Kirtland Capital Partners.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
R.R. Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, drive top-line growth, enhance ROI and increase compliance. "
target parent: Kirtland Capital Partners
target: Precision Dialogue
Precision Dialogue is focused on delivering the promise of customer engagement to drive win/win relationships between brands and the customers they serve. They embrace emerging technologies and platforms, seek strategic acquisitions and partner with tech-savvy entrepreneurs.
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closed 6/8/2015 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Courier Corporation

synopsis: RR Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Courier Corporation, one of America's major book manufacturers as well as a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: Courier Corporation (CRRC:$277.53)
Courier Corporation is America’s second largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and thousands of titles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$265 [$298]
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$278
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$37
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1.1x
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8.2x
closed 9/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Piano Media, a.s., acquired Press+

synopsis: Piano Media, the three-year-old Slovakian paywall tech company has acquired its American counterpart, Press+. The e-commerce platform was created by Journalism Online. It allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
buyer: Piano Media, a.s.
Piano Media is a global leader in online subscription monetization solutions, digital audience development and online subscriber data analysis. They offer the most comprehensive digital subscription platforms in the world. "
target parent: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
target: Press+
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
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announced 2/27/2014 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, will acquire MultiCorpora R&D Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a global provider of integrated communications, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Canadian-based MultiCorpora, an international provider of translation technology solutions.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: MultiCorpora R&D Inc.
Since 1999, MultiCorpora has been exclusively dedicated to providing language technology solutions to enterprises, governments and, language service providers.
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closed 1/31/2014 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Consolidated Graphics, Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Consolidated Graphics, Inc., a provider of digital and commercial printing, fulfillment services, print management and proprietary Internet-based technology solutions.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (CGX:$1,048.20)
Consolidated Graphics, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is one of North America's leading general commercial printing companies. The company has 70 printing businesses strategically located across 26 states, Toronto, and Prague.
price ($mm)[EV]
$601 [$682]
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$1,039
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announced 5/22/2012 via Market Wire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, will acquire EDGAR Online Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company and EDGAR Online jointly announced that they have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which RR Donnelley will acquire EDGAR Online, a leading provider of disclosure management services, financial data and enterprise risk analytics software and solutions for both corporate and investment professionals.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: EDGAR Online Inc.
EDGAR Online provides financial data, analytics and disclosure management solutions to help corporations and institutional investors facilitate compliance and management of regulatory disclosure filings.
price ($mm)[EV]
$73 [$71]
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$31
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closed 8/17/2011 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired LibreDigital, Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has acquired Austin, TX-based LibreDigital, a leading provider of digital content distribution, e-reading software, content conversion, data analytics and business intelligence services to book, magazine and newspaper publishers as well as to e-reader device providers.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: LibreDigital, Inc.
LibreDigital is a pioneer of digital replicas for books and periodicals and supports the e-reading supply chain with electronic preparation, distribution and engagement services. LibreDigital is a leading provider of e-content to more than 40 e-commerce sites.
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closed 8/16/2011 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Sequence Personal

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a global provider of integrated communications, announced that it has acquired New York-based Sequence Personal, an innovative provider of proprietary software that enables readers to select relevant content to be digitally produced as specialized publications.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: Sequence Personal
Sequence Personal is an innovative provider of proprietary software that enables readers to select relevant content to be digitally produced as specialized publications. Sequence's technologies enable custom publishing across a broad variety of verticals.
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closed 6/21/2011 via BusinessWeek

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Helium, Inc.

synopsis: Printing services company R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. acquired Helium.com, which matches online and print publishers with writers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target parent: LaunchCapital LLC
target: Helium, Inc.
Helium is a knowledge co-operative where writers are also editors who read and rate every article on the site. At Helium, they believe that everyone can contribute what they know to share with millions of readers around the globe.
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closed 3/24/2011 via AP - Associated Press

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Journalism Online, LLC

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons has acquired Steve Brill’s high-profile paid content project JournalismOnline. JournalismOnline’s Press+ technology and service allow publishers to create a range of paid models for their digital content.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Journalism Online, LLC
Journalism Online’s Press+ e-commerce platform allows publishers to choose and continually adjust multiple options for paid access, with each publisher selecting its own business model, offerings, and pricing.
price ($mm)[EV]
$20 [$20]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/4/2011 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired 8touches.com

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has acquired 8touches, an online provider of easy-to-use tools that allow real estate sales associates, brokers, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) associations and other marketers to create customized communications materials such as direct mail, flyers and brochures.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: 8touches.com
8touches is an online provider of easy-to-use tools that allow real estate sales associates, brokers, Multiple Listing Service (MLS) associations and other marketers to create customized communications materials such as direct mail, flyers and brochures.
price ($mm)
$1.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/14/2010 via GlobeNewswire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, acquired Nimblefish Technologies

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has acquired the assets of San Francisco-based Nimblefish Technologies. Nimblefish's innovative software services include integrating direct mail, email, web, PURL and variable video components into multi-touch, multi-channel customer prospecting and engagement programs.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Nimblefish Technologies
Nimblefish is the world's leading software company for marketers. Among Nimblefish's products is Nurture, which enhances customer relationship management programs with highly personalized direct multi-channel communications that speak to the individual interests of each prospect and customer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.90 [$3.90]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/18/2009 via BusinessWire

RR Donnelley, acquired Prospectus Central, LLC

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced the acquisition of Prospectus Central, LLC. Located in Fitzgerald, GA, Prospectus Central provides mutual fund prospectuses, supplements and SAIs with a breakthrough web-based delivery service.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Prospectus Central, LLC
Prospectus Central powers RR Donnelley’s RightProspectus offering, which provides mutual fund companies, variable annuity companies, retirement product companies, broker/dealers and clearing firms with cost-effective alternatives for distributing prospectuses to investors.
price ($mm)
$3.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
cancelled 6/9/2009 via Folio: First Day

RR Donnelley, cancelled an acquisition of Quebecor World Inc.

synopsis: According to a document filed with the U.S. bankruptcy court in the southern district of New York, Quebecor’s board of directors, after reviewing Donnelley’s latest offer, determined that its $1.5 billion plan of reorganization offers “superior recovery” and contains fewer risks than Donnelley’s offer.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Quebecor World Inc.
Worldcolor has been providing retailers, catalogers, publishers, branded-goods companies and other businesses with comprehensive, high quality marketing solutions that begin with their print programs.
price ($mm)
$4,122
rev ($mm)
$4,754
EBITDA ($mm)
$358
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 1/2/2009 via BusinessWire

RR Donnelley, acquired PROSA

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company announced that it has acquired the assets of PROSA, a Chilean web printing company located in Santiago, from Copesa for a cash consideration of approximately $23.5 million.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: PROSA
PROSA produces magazines, catalogs, retail inserts and soft-cover textbooks. PROSA is a is Chilean web printing company located in Santiago that owns 15 facilities in Latin America and the Caribbean, including operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Venezuela.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/17/2008 via BusinessWire

RR Donnelley, acquired Pro Line Printing, Inc.

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has completed its previously announced purchase of Pro Line Printing, Inc., a multi-facility, privately held producer of retail inserts. The acquisition agreement was announced on February 27, 2008.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Pro Line Printing, Inc.
Pro Line Printing, Inc. is a multi-facility, privately held producer of newspaper inserts headquartered in Irving, Texas. Products Pro Line Printing manufactures are inserted into newspapers, distributed via direct mail and used for in-store circulation.
price ($mm)
$122
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/28/2007 via BusinessWire

RR Donnelley, acquired Cardinal Brands, Inc

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has completed its previously announced purchase of Cardinal Brands, Inc., a privately-owned designer, developer and manufacturer of document related business, consumer and hobby products. The acquisition agreement was announced on October 16, 2007.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Cardinal Brands, Inc
Cardinal Brands, Inc. is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of high quality business, consumer and hobby products, distributed through a network of leading retailers, wholesalers, contract stationers and dealers.
price ($mm)
$130
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/16/2007 via PR Newswire

RR Donnelley, acquired Von Hoffmann Corporation

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company and Visant Corporation jointly announced today that RR Donnelley's previously announced purchase from Visant Corporation of Von Hoffmann, a printer of books and other products that serves primarily the education, trade and business-to-business catalog segments, is complete.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target parent: Visant Corporation
target: Von Hoffmann Corporation
Von Hoffmann Corporation is a manufacturer of four-color case-bound and soft-cover educational textbooks, standardized test materials and related components for major educational publishers in the US. Von Hoffmann’s Lehigh Lithographers subsidiary is a leading manufacturer of textbook covers.
price ($mm)
$413
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/25/2007 via PR Newswire

RR Donnelley, acquired Perry Judd's, Inc.

synopsis: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company it has completed its previously announced purchase of Wisconsin-based Perry-Judd's Holdings, Inc., a privately-owned printer of magazines and catalogs. The $176 million acquisition was announced on December 20, 2006.
buyer: RR Donnelley (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services. "
target: Perry Judd's, Inc.
Headquartered in Waterloo, Wisconsin, Perry Judd's has long- and short-run capabilities for producing consumer and business-to-business catalogs as well as consumer, trade, and association magazines. Perry Judd's has printing facilities in Baraboo, Wisconsin, Spencer, Iowa and Strasburg, Virginia.
price ($mm)
$176
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/1/2021 via GlobeNewswire

TC Transcontinental, acquired BGI Retail Inc.

synopsis: TC Transcontinental, a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer, announced the acquisition of BGI Retail Inc., a full service in-store design and solution partner for retailers and global brands.
buyer: TC Transcontinental (TSX:TCL.A:$2,071.97)
TC Transcontinental is a Canadian leader in flexible packaging and Canada’s largest printer. They are also a Canadian leader in its specialty media segments. Their mission has been to create products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. "
target: BGI Retail Inc.
BGI Retail Inc. is a full service in-store design and solution partner for retailers and global brands. BGI offers an integrated value proposition focused on in-house design, engineering, manufacturing, installation and management of retail solutions and brand-defining consumer experiences.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/19/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Priority Architectural Graphics, acquired VKK Signmakers, Inc

synopsis: Priority Architectural Graphics, San Francisco’s leader in architectural graphics and signage, has acquired Redwood City based VKK Signmakers, a well-respected designer, manufacturer and installer of high-quality commercial signage for numerous successful Silicon Valley leaders including Intel, eBay, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Stanford University.
buyer: Priority Architectural Graphics
Founded in 1995, Priority Architectural Graphics is San Francisco’s leader in exterior and interior architectural signage and graphics. Priority Architectural Graphics streamlines the design, production and installation process for signage, saving construction companies valuable time and money. "
target: VKK Signmakers, Inc
Founded in 1989, VKK Signmakers has been a well-respected designer, manufacturer and installer of high-quality commercial signage for numerous successful Silicon Valley leaders including Gilead, Intel, eBay, PayPal, Adobe, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and Stanford University, among others.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Allegra Marketing & Print, will acquire The Sign Authority

synopsis: Carol Stream-based Allegra Marketing Print Mail has acquired The Sign Authority in Wheaton, bringing a comprehensive range of services under one roof. The Sign Authority in Wheaton, Illinois helps businesses find the signs that meet their needs and budget.
buyer parent: Allegra Network
buyer: Allegra Marketing & Print
Allegra Marketing & Print provides integrated direct marketing and digital printing solutions. It offers traditional and digital print, and wide format solutions; direct marketing, and mail and fulfillment services; and Web and graphic design, and creative services. "
target: The Sign Authority
The Sign Authority in Wheaton, Illinois helps businesses find the signs that meet their needs and budget. Their design team is here to help their customers market their businesses through all types of signage. They are a one-stop resource for professional, quality signs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Grossman Marketing Group, acquired PCI Creative Group

synopsis: Grossman Marketing Group, a promo products distributor, has acquired PCI Creative Group, a cross media marketing company. PCI Creative Group helps their clients to keep their costs low while maximizing their marketing budget. They offer services for web design, branding, email marketing, social media, printing, and more.
buyer: Grossman Marketing Group
Grossman Marketing Group is a promotional products and print company. Their products and services include full-service graphic design, a network of company-owned warehouses and production facilities, multi-media solutions, and a team building best-in-class e-commerce programs for their clients. "
target: PCI Creative Group
PCI Creative Group is a cross media marketing company. PCI Creative Group provides their clients with solutions that help keep their costs low while maximizing their marketing budget. They offer services for web design, branding, email marketing, social media, printing, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

DNI Corp, acquired Mailer's Choice, Inc.

synopsis: DNI Corp, a leading mail fulfillment and transactional communications solutions company, has acquired Mailer’s Choice, the oldest and largest privately held direct mail and fulfillment business in Middle Tennessee.
buyer: DNI Corp
DNI Corp is a leading mail fulfillment and transactional communications solutions company based in Nashville, TN. They offer services in direct mail, statements, bills, letters, transactional communications, electronic bill presentment, output communications, direct mail, and presort. "
target: Mailer's Choice, Inc.
Since 1979, Mailer's Choice, Inc. has provided Marketing Support Services including Direct Mail Production, Digital Printing, Transactional Documents and Kit Assembly for Fulfillment of product and literature for a variety of industries nationwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Smartech Business Systems Australia Pty, purchased Graphics Activities from Quadient SA

synopsis: Quadient, a leader in helping businesses create meaningful customer connections through digital and physical channels, announced the divestment of its Graphics activities in Australia and New Zealand to Smartech Business Systems Australia Pty, a recognized market leader in Business Mailing, Document Finishing Solutions and Business Automation.
buyer: Smartech Business Systems Australia Pty
Smartech Business Systems Australia Pty is a global technology provider, channel partner and recognized market leader in Business Mailing, Document Finishing Solutions and Business Automation. "
seller: Quadient SA (ENXTPA:NEO:$1,270.71)
The acquisition includes the Graphics activities in Australia and New Zealand from Quadient. Their Graphics activities include mail fulfillment, print finishing solutions, large format solutions, and more.
price ($mm)
$4.63
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Koozie Group, acquired IMAGEN Brands

synopsis: Koozie Group, one of the largest suppliers in the promotional products industry, has acquired IMAGEN Brands, an industry leader of imprinted products for corporate brands. IMAGEN Brands provides their customers with trend-savvy solutions which take advantage of the latest technologies. Their products include drinkware, coolers, bags and more.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Koozie Group
Koozie Group is one of the largest suppliers in the promotional products industry. Koozie Group offers the most comprehensive product assortment with the widest variety of decoration methods. Their products include apparel, bags, flashlights, magnets, housewares, mouse pads, and more. "
target: IMAGEN Brands
IMAGEN Brands is an industry leader of imprinted products for corporate brands. IMAGEN Brands provides their customers with trend-savvy solutions which take advantage of the latest technologies. Their products include drinkware, coolers, bags, umbrellas, key chains, calendars and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Usio, Inc., acquired Information Management Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Usio, Inc., has acquired the assets of Information Management Solutions, LLC (IMS). IMS is an established provider of electronic bill presentment, document composition, document decomposition and printing and mailing services serving hundreds of customers.
buyer: Usio, Inc. (USIO:$30.24)
Usio, a leading integrated payment solutions provider, offers a wide range of payment solutions to software companies, merchants, billers, banks, service bureaus, and card issuers. The Company operates credit/debit, prepaid, ACH payment processing and Payment Facilitation platforms. "
target: Information Management Solutions, LLC
Information Management Solutions (IMS), based in San Antonio, Texas, since 1995, offers electronic bill presentment, document composition, digital document warehousing, printing and mailing services for both variable and static print content.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2020 via BusinessWire

Atlas Holdings, LLC, acquired LSC Communications

synopsis: Atlas Holdings announced that it has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of LSC Communications, Inc., a North American leader in print and digital media solutions. LSC is the largest producer of books in the United States and a leading manufacturer and distributor of magazines, catalogs and office products.
buyer: Atlas Holdings, LLC
Atlas Holdings operates in sectors such as aluminum processing, automotive, building materials, capital equipment, construction services, food manufacturing and distribution, packaging, paper, power generation, printing, pulp, supply chain management and wood products. "
target: LSC Communications (LKSD:$3,886.00)
LSC Communications is a global leader in print and digital media solutions. Its traditional and digital print-related services and office products serve the needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers around the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

bakergoodchild, acquired Send DM

synopsis: bakergoodchild, a leading UK Mailing House based in central Birmingham, has acquired Walsall-based direct mail, print and fulfilment company Send DM. Send DM offers direct mail services for companies and marketing departments who are looking for flawless execution of data driven mailed marketing campaigns.
buyer: bakergoodchild
bakergoodchild is a leading UK Mailing House based in central Birmingham. They are experts in the fields of direct mail, print and postage. "
target: Send DM
Send DM offers direct mail services for companies and marketing departments who are looking for flawless execution of data driven mailed marketing campaigns.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Shamrock Companies, Inc., acquired Cincinnati Print Solutions

synopsis: The Shamrock Companies, Inc., a full-service integrated marketing company, has acquired Cincinnati Print Solutions (CPS), a full-service printing company. CPS is committed to providing unique solutions for their customer’s most challenging projects. They offer print management services for business cards, newsletters, labels, brochures and more.
buyer: The Shamrock Companies, Inc.
The Shamrock Companies, Inc. is a full-service integrated marketing company. The Shamrock Companies provides integrated marketing solutions to help clients build their brands. They offer services for brand strategy, digital marketing, content creation, print & production, wearables and more. "
target: Cincinnati Print Solutions
Cincinnati Print Solutions (CPS) is a full-service printing company. CPS is committed to providing unique solutions for their customer’s most challenging projects. They offer flexible print management services for business cards, newsletters, labels, brochures, digital printing, checks and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2020 via BusinessWire

Western Shield Label Company, acquired The Label Smith

synopsis: Western Shield Label has acquired The Label Smith, a full-service flexographic and digital printing company dedicated to achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction by providing exceptional service, high-quality products, and competitive pricing. The acquisition allows Western Shield to continue its growth plans in Texas and the Southwest.
buyer: Western Shield Label Company
Western Shield Label produces printed label products. It offers flex-appeal inserts, liquid grips, cosmetic labels, expanded content labels, instant redeemable coupon labels, law labels, and pouches and flexible packaging products, as well as thermal labels, ribbons, and equipment. "
target: The Label Smith
The Label Smith is a full-service flexographic and digital printing company dedicated to achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction by providing exceptional service, high-quality products, and competitive pricing.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Carmel Hill Capital Partners, acquired TGI Direct, Inc.

synopsis: Carmel Hill, a private investment vehicle focused on identifying, acquiring, and operating an established business primarily based in the Midwest region, is pleased to announce the acquisition of TGI Direct, Inc., a Michigan-based communications and distribution company servicing enterprise clients in highly regulated industries.
buyer: Carmel Hill Capital Partners
Carmel Hill is a private investment vehicle focused on identifying, acquiring, and operating an established business primarily based in the Midwest region. They look for healthy US-based businesses with $1 - $5 million in annual revenues. "
target: TGI Direct, Inc.
TGI Direct is a communications and fulfillment company dedicated to helping clients administer, control and distribute products and information through both digital and physical channels. TGI services key vertical markets nationwide in healthcare, education and other highly-regulated industries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Circle Graphics, acquired Bay Photo

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, Circle Graphics, has acquired Bay Photo, a market leading provider of professional-grade photographic wall décor, albums and specialty prints that serves professional photographers, artists, pro-sumers and well-known third-party channel partners.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Circle Graphics
Circle Graphics produces digital graphics for consumers, professionals and businesses via two distinct divisions: Online Wall Décor and Out-of-Home Visual Solutions. Online Wall Décor is aimed at consumers and professional photographers, while Out-of-Home Visual Solutions is for billboard operators."
target: Bay Photo
Founded in 1976, Bay Photo has a long history of delivering innovative photographic prints and photo finishing services to professional photographers, artists, pro-sumers and industry leading third-party channel partners.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/15/2020 via PR Web

MasterGraphics, Inc., will purchase 3D Print Business from D3 Technologies

synopsis: MasterGraphics, one of the Midwest’s leading providers of technology solutions for manufacturing, AEC and civil industries, will acquire the 3D Print Business of D3 Technologies, an Autodesk Platinum-level partner and a valued integrator of Autodesk manufacturing and plant solutions.
buyer: MasterGraphics, Inc.
MasterGraphics has been one of the Midwest’s leading providers of technology solutions for manufacturing, AEC and civil industries for over 65 years. MasterGraphics, helps clients implement design solutions, 3D Printing and 3D Scanning solutions, and wide format printing solutions from Océ and HP. "
seller: D3 Technologies
The acquisition includes the 3D Print Business from D3 Technologies. D3 Technologies is an Autodesk Platinum-level partner and a valued integrator of Autodesk manufacturing and plant solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Miller Graphics Group, acquired Lito AB

synopsis: Lito, a Swedish digital media company that offers a complete range of solutions designed to streamline and automate the media process, has been acquired by Miller Graphics, a Swedish graphics company focusing on smart, innovative solutions that cover the entire process from design to printed packaging.
buyer parent: O.F. Ahlmark & Co Eftr. A.-B.
buyer: Miller Graphics Group
Sweden-based Miller Graphics Group is one of Europe's market leaders in prepress services and a distributor of quality graphic supplies to the flexo printing industry. The company provides graphic packaging services to Brands, Retailers, and Printers. "
target: Lito AB
Lito is a Swedish digital media company that offers a complete range of solutions designed to streamline and automate the media process. The company's services allow users to manage, customize, automate, publish, and distribute content with modern solutions, without hassle, and with full support.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/16/2020 via BusinessWire

HH Global, will acquire InnerWorkings, Inc.

synopsis: HH Global is to acquire InnerWorkings, a company that engineers marketing for leading brands across a wide range of industries. They dive deep into clients’ brand strategies to deliver solutions that leverage their global expertise, certified supplier base, proven methods, and proprietary technology.
buyer: HH Global
Founded in 1991, HH Global is a global outsourced marketing execution provider. They develop innovative solutions that drive down the cost of their clients’ physical marketing procurement and content development, while improving quality, sustainability, and speed to market. "
target: InnerWorkings, Inc. (INWK:$1,151.98)
InnerWorkings, Inc. engineers marketing for leading brands across a wide range of industries. They dive deep into clients’ brand strategies to deliver solutions that leverage their global expertise, certified supplier base, proven methods, and proprietary technology.
price ($mm)[EV]
$159 [$323]
rev ($mm)
$1,152
EBITDA ($mm)
$52
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
6.2x
closed 7/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

CCL Industries Inc., acquired InTouch Labels & Packaging Co., Inc.

synopsis: CCL Industries Inc., a world leader in specialty label, security and packaging solutions for global corporations, government institutions, small businesses and consumers, has acquired InTouch Label and Packaging Co., Inc., a specialized short-run digital label converter based near Boston, MA.
buyer: CCL Industries Inc. (TSX:CCL.B:$3,903.51)
CCL, a global specialty packaging pioneer, is the largest label company in the world and provides innovative solutions to the Home & Personal Care, Premium Food & Beverage, Healthcare & Specialty, Automotive & Durables and Consumer markets worldwide. "
target: InTouch Labels & Packaging Co., Inc.
InTouch Label and Packaging Co., Inc. is a specialized short-run digital label converter based near Boston, MA. They specialize in designing and printing custom labels for most applications including food labels, embossed foils, bumper stickers, decals, shipping, specialty items, and more.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
4.0x
closed 4/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired Robo

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, has acquired Robo 3D, a leading 3D printer brand, and MyStemKits, the largest online collection of K-12 STEM curriculum for 3D printing. The acquisition supports Boxlight's expansion of solutions for K-12 classrooms and its focus on STEM education.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global education market. The company develops, sells, and services its integrated, interactive solution suite of software, classroom technologies, professional development, and support services. "
target: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a leading brand of 3D printers, empowering 3D creation with its growing line of products in hardware, materials, and content. MyStemKits develops K-12 curriculum for standards-driven instruction and 3D-printable manipulatives to create an end-to-end STEM solution.
price ($mm)
$0.60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Thysse, acquired Sign Edge

synopsis: Thysse, a company specializing in visual communication, has acquired Sign Edge. A premier graphics and wrap company in Middleton, WI, Sign Edge, founded in 1994 has helped small businesses bolster their brand.
buyer: Thysse
Thysse is a third-generation, innovative company in Oregon, WI, specializing in visual communication. They offer services in direct mail, catalogs, fleet vehicles, apparel, signage, store fronts, printing and more. "
target: Sign Edge
Sign Edge is a Middleton-based specialty graphics firm. A premier graphics and wrap company in Middleton, WI, Sign Edge, founded in 1994 has helped small businesses bolster their brand.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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rev ($mm)
$1,759.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$164.56
EBIT ($mm)
$84.18
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12926
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Ticker: SZSE:300071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Integrated Marketing Communication Group
Spearhead Group, a Chinese A-shares listed public company, is one of the biggest digital IMC groups in China. With a clear strategy of "Big Data, Big Content", Spearhead keeps on expanding its specialty and strengthening its competency through 5 main business units.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$477.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.48
EBIT ($mm)
$31.51
Net Income ($mm)
$18.83
Employees
1247
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Ticker: AIM:NFC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 15
Next 15
Next 15 is a communications business which employs over 1,250 people across 36 offices in 15 countries, incorporating 17 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$444.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.65
EBIT ($mm)
$18.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2183
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Ticker: TSE:3675
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc.
Cross Marketing Inc. is the pioneer online research provider in Japan. Having the capabilities of a full-service research agency, with the backing of the other group companies within Cross Marketing Group, they offer a total marketing solutions package on a global scale.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$80.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.30
EBIT ($mm)
$5.14
Net Income ($mm)
$3.79
Employees
949
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Ticker: WSE:MCP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mediacap SA
Mediacap SA
MEDIACAP SA is the fastest growing publicly listed group providing services in the field of media, marketing, market research and public opinion. The company is based in Poland.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$34.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.98
EBIT ($mm)
$1.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: XSAT:CEAB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB
Community Entertainment Svenska AB (publ), through its subsidiaries, focuses on commercializing proprietary software for online quizzes. It serves entertainment, information, and education industries. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.23
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NLSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
The Nielsen Company, Inc.
Nielsen is a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy. Nielsen’s Watch segment provides media and advertising clients with Total Audience measurement services across all devices where content is consumed.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$6,311.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,210.00
EBIT ($mm)
$863.00
Net Income ($mm)
$585.00
Employees
43000
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Ticker: ASX:PPL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pureprofile Pty Ltd.
Pureprofile is a technology and insights company that helps brands, businesses and consumers make better decisions. Consumers answer short surveys to build their own unique profiles and Pureprofile uses this information to connect them to surveys, insights, and offers tailored to their preferences.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$36.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
210
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SCOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc.
comScore, Inc. is a global leader in digital measurement and analytics, delivering insights on web, mobile and TV consumer behavior that enable clients to maximize the value of their digital investments.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$368.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$37.14
EBIT ($mm)
$1.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1292
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALBLD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bilendi
Bilendi
At a time when the volumes, variety and speed of data broadcast and exchange are expanding rapidly, Bilendi brings an innovative, technology-led approach to data collection, management and analysis. Its core activities are Services for Market Research and Customer Engagement and Loyalty.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$38.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.24
EBIT ($mm)
$3.24
Net Income ($mm)
$1.47
Employees
244
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Ticker: PGND
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$344.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$104.94
EBIT ($mm)
$60.70
Net Income ($mm)
$27.26
Employees
1058
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Ticker: TSE:2178
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tri-Stage Inc.
Tri-Stage Inc.
Tri-Stage Inc. is principally engaged in the direct marketing support business. Its Direct Marketing Support segment is engaged in the provision of media advertisement spaces. The Direct Mail Agency Sending segment is engaged in the sending of direct mails and products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$499.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.17
EBIT ($mm)
$3.60
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
345
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: TSE:7911
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
With the foundation of its printing technologies, in addition to the three business fields of Information & Networks, Living Environment, and Electronics, Toppan contributes to solutions for social issues by undertaking business in the fields of Personal Service,
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$13,066.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,011.90
EBIT ($mm)
$470.30
Net Income ($mm)
$380.15
Employees
51210
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Ticker: RRD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,413.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$388.80
EBIT ($mm)
$246.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
39500
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Ticker: QUAD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quad/Graphics
Quad/Graphics
Quad/Graphics is a leading global printer and media channel integrator that helps marketers and publishers capitalize on print’s ability to complement and connect with other media channels. They provide a range of print solutions, media solutions and logistics services from multiple locations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,923.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$353.20
EBIT ($mm)
$130.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20600
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Ticker: TSX:QBR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc.
Quebecor Inc., a Canadian leader in telecommunications, news media, entertainment and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Their subsidiaries are engaged in broadcasting, publishing, music retailing, game development, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,145.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,194.34
EBIT ($mm)
$707.05
Net Income ($mm)
$253.34
Employees
10158
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Ticker: ENXTBR:AGFB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agfa Group
Agfa is a Belgian-German multinational corporation that develops, manufactures, and distributes analogue and digital imaging products and systems, as well as IT solutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3,012.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$212.08
EBIT ($mm)
$155.36
Net Income ($mm)
$45.62
Employees
9840
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Ticker: CMPR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cimpress N.V.
Cimpress N.V.
Cimpress is the world leader in mass customization. The company empowers people to make an impression through individually meaningful, personalized physical products. Cimpress makes customized print, signage, apparel, gifts, packaging and other products accessible and affordable to everyone.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,481.36
EBITDA ($mm)
$297.54
EBIT ($mm)
$170.35
Net Income ($mm)
$83.36
Employees
12000
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Ticker: TSX:TCL.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TC Transcontinental
TC Transcontinental
TC Transcontinental creates marketing products and services that allow businesses to attract, reach and retain their target customers. The Corporation is the largest printer in Canada and the third-largest in North America.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,071.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$385.96
EBIT ($mm)
$220.76
Net Income ($mm)
$127.27
Employees
8000
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Ticker: CVO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cenveo, Inc.
Cenveo, Inc.
Cenveo, Inc., headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, is a leading global provider of print and related resources, offering world-class solutions in the areas of envelopes, custom labels, specialty packaging, commercial print, publisher solutions and business documents.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,797.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$202.72
EBIT ($mm)
$140.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MATW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Matthews International
Matthews International Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a designer, manufacturer and marketer principally of memorialization products and brand solutions. Memorialization products consist primarily of bronze and granite memorials, caskets and cremation equipment.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,475.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.73
EBIT ($mm)
$123.84
Net Income ($mm)
$71.22
Employees
10300
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Ticker: INWK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
InnerWorkings, Inc.
InnerWorkings, Inc.
InnerWorkings, Inc. engineers marketing for leading brands across a wide range of industries. They dive deep into clients’ brand strategies to deliver solutions that leverage their global expertise, certified supplier base, proven methods, and proprietary technology.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,151.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$38.13
EBIT ($mm)
$31.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2100
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Ticker: PMPLF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PMP Limited
PMP Limited provides commercial printing, digital premedia, letterbox delivery, and magazine distribution services. The company offers printing products and services, such as magazines, catalogues, directories, books, financial documents, corporate documents, government material, and more.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,101.64
EBITDA ($mm)
$76.46
EBIT ($mm)
$32.64
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2159
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Ticker: LSE:DLAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
De La Rue plc
De La Rue plc
De La Rue plc is a British company headquartered in Basingstoke, England that manufactures paper and security printed products including banknotes, passports and tax stamps. It also has a factory on the Team Valley Trading Estate in Gateshead, and other facilities in Loughton and Bathford.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$708.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$96.90
EBIT ($mm)
$71.92
Net Income ($mm)
$21.34
Employees
0
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Ticker: EBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ennis, Inc.
Ennis, Inc.
Ennis, Inc. has primarily engaged in the production and sale of business forms and other business products. The Company is one of the largest private-label printed business product suppliers in the United States.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$415.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.54
EBIT ($mm)
$50.42
Net Income ($mm)
$37.82
Employees
2470
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Ticker: VLID3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Valid
Valid
Valid's advanced information technology systems, capacity to print high security documents and long-term relationships with clients give it an unparalleled position in the Brazilian market.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$380.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$45.12
EBIT ($mm)
$30.99
Net Income ($mm)
$7.94
Employees
6000
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Ticker: GB:SIV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
St. Ives plc
St. Ives plc
St Ives is an international marketing services group. Together, the Group’s growing number of successful, dynamic businesses serve leading brands internationally, with offices in the UK, North America, China and Singapore.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$186.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.83
EBIT ($mm)
$3.47
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1193
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